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Hades game

Hades

Hades is a rogue-like dungeon crawler in which you defy the god of death as you hack and slash your way out of the Underworld of Greek myth.

Overview

A roguelike game where players take control of Zagreus, the son of Hades, as he attempts to escape the underworld and reach Mount Olympus. Along the way, Zagreus will get assistance from Greek Gods that will provide upgrades and powerups.

Hades is the fourth release from Supergiant Games and their first foray into early access. The game was originally released in late 2018 but reached 1.0 launch on September 17th, 2020.

Development

Unlike the previous titles from Supergiant, Hades was released initially in an early access state. The reasoning was to help refine the development process so players of the game could provide feedback and guidance. Since the studio was still relatively small, with around 20 employees, they also decided to release Hades on only one platform at a time.

Though the Epic Games Store had only launched a day prior, Supergiant chose the new platform due to Epic's commitment to streamers and Youtube content creators. This would help create a community around Hades and provide the feedback the company desired. Supergiant committed itself to routine updates, at least once a month or so, and constant communication with players.

Since its launch on the Epic Games Store, Hades was eventually launched on Steam, and after it went 1.0 was also released on the Nintendo Switch.

PC Minimum:

    • OS: Windows 7 SP1
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1GB VRAM / DirectX 10+ support
    • Storage: 15 GB available space

PC Recommended:

    • OS: Windows 7 SP1
    • Processor: Dual Core 3.0 GHz+
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2GB VRAM / DirectX 10+ support
    • Storage: 20 GB available space

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Mac Minimum:

    • OS: 10.13.6+
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.4GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 5000 (must support Metal API)
    • Storage: 15 GB GB available space
    • Additional Notes: MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac Mini late 2012 and newer; Mac Pro late 2013 and newer; MacBook 2015 and newer

Mac Recommended:

    • OS: macOS 10.14+
    • Processor: Quad Core 3.0 GHz+
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel UHD 630+ (must support Metal API)
    • Storage: 20 GB available space