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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Hades II (2024) is a shooting action game that takes you beyond the Underworld of the first game to battle the dark sorcery of the Titan of Time. Play involves shooting and fighting your way through waves of enemies until you die (which you do often). It stands out for combining this action with an evolving and compelling story drawn from Greek mythology and witchcraft.

Building on the move-and-shoot challenge, evolving upgrades and dynamic story of the first game, Hades II brings us to the dawn of witchcraft. Using one stick to shoot and the other to move, you explore a bigger, deeper, mythic world to dispatch the forces of the Titan of Time. Through multiple runs (and deaths) to progress not only your character in this rouge-like challenge but also influence a sweeping story that reflects your every setback and accomplishment.

As you progress you learn to upgrade your weapons to be stronger and more effective. Along the way, you meet fully-voiced characters both new faces and old friends from the first game. Grow closer to them through a variety of new interactions, and experience countless unique story events based on how your journey unfolds.

The result is a rich and atmospheric story that builds through each of your successes and failures. In doing so it extends the original game's themes of love, life, death and community.

Our examiner, Ellen Robertson, first checked Hades II 10 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 7 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action and Shooting game with Fighting and Role-Play elements. This is a single-player game.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: It takes between 45 minutes and 1 hour to play a round of this game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 16.

Skill Level

11+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. It's a game where you need fast reactions and forward planning. Also, because you play through multiple rounds, you need to learn from your mistakes and make choices about the next round to help you do better. Older players get more out of the mythological story that develops.

CostsCosts

Hades II usually costs £24.99.
 

Hades II

Steam Store PC £24.99
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 06/05/2024

Out Now: PC

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Action, Shooting (Fighting and Role-Play)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Overhead and Pixels

Developer: Supergiant Games (@SupergiantGames)


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