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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Hell Let Loose (2021) is a tactical shooting game set during the battles of the Western and Eastern Fronts of World War 2. It focuses on the structure of warfare with large numbers of troops through chain of command communication. You must work with other players at the unit and officer level if you are going to win. Then, between battles you must use resources tactically to give your squad the upper hand in the next round.

You join a platoon of soldiers in 50 vs 50 battles for territory between Germans, Americans and Soviets. Each team is made up of rifle squads of six soldiers, armoured squads of three soldiers, and recon squads of two soldiers.

Play is conducted in either Warfare or Offensive mode. The map is divided into sectors to be captured and then held. You either have to capture all the sectors to win, or maintain control of your sectors for a set amount of time.

It's a game about communication and coordination as much as shooting. Each group of players has a lead officer who coordinates the battlefield by talking to other officers. You can also communicate with the other players in your unit, or use proximity chat to talk to those around you. Finally, there is team-wide and unit level text chat.

Each of the two factions fighting will also be assigned a commander, and the commander is in charge of not only the team and squads, but tank deployments, air strikes, and orders, however these orders cost resources. Resource nodes can be built using supplies by engineers to bolster resource production, and be able to deploy more tanks, air strikes and orders in order to help the team fighting on the battlefield, however they can be taken down if found by the enemy team.

Our examiner, Jo Robertson, first checked Hell Let Loose 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Andy Robertson and updated 4 days ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Shooting and Simulation game with Action, Communication and Strategy elements. This is a 100-player online game. Rounds are 50 vs. 50 battles.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: It takes between half an hour and 1 and a half hours to play a round of this game. Battles vary in length but can last up to an hour and a half.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 16 for Strong Violence. This game features strong and sustained violence. Characters can be shot, stabbed or blown up by shells and grenades. Characters react realistically to impacts, for example staggering when shot, and blood is visible. There is some sight of dismembered bodies after characters have been hit by shells or grenades.
 
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Account Rating

  • You need be 18-years-old to to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold for online play, but can then configure family accounts for younger players to play online with Xbox Series X|S.
  • You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to PlayStation Plus for online play, but can create sub-accounts for younger players of 7-years or older to play online with PlayStation 5.

CostsCosts

Hell Let Loose usually costs £49.99 to £69.99.
 

Hell Let Loose

XBox Store Xbox X|S £49.99 Free

Xbox Game Pass

XBox Store PC £49.99 Free

Xbox Game Pass

Steam Store PC £49.99
PlayStation Store PS5 £69.99
There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
  • You need a subscription to play online:
    • You need to purchase a PlayStation Plus subscription to play online with PlayStation 5.
    • You need to purchase a Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online with Xbox Series X|S.
 
It's important to set up your accounts and devices appropriately. More information is on our Financial Resources page.
 

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 27/07/2021, updated in 2023

Out Now: PC, PS5 and Xbox X|S

Players: 100 online

Genres: Shooting, Simulation (Action, Communication and Strategy)

Accessibility: 2 features

Components: 3D First-Person

Developer: Black Matter S (@BlackMatter_S)


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