Excellent music is bolstered by some great voice acting performances in Hades, but some of the combat tracks can get a little bit samey after a while.
The detailed, hand-drawn backgrounds of Hades meld perfectly with the 3D models of Zagreus and his foes, making Hades look wonderfully sharp. The character art is bursting with personality, and the game runs at a smooth 60 FPS.
Hades’ combat is slick and finely tuned, with plenty of choice to customise your play style to your liking. The way the game melds plot progression with death is excellent too, and you’ll find yourself coming back again and again.
Hades’ wealth of content makes it near-infinitely playable. Even once the credits have rolled, you’ll have barely scratched the surface when it comes to weapon unlocks, secret boss fights, duo boons, and plenty more.
The achievement list of Hades is full of difficult challenges, and will require you to do nearly everything possible in the game, along with some unique actions. If the game wasn’t so damned fun to play, this would be a much more annoying list to complete.