E3 2021: Hades Ascends To Xbox, Game Pass August 13th

Even More Players Can Get In The Blood

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If you haven’t played Hades yet, you’re missing out. The 2020 hit scored a rare prestigious 4.5/5 from us and was our 6th favorite game of 2020! Now more players will get the chance to join Zagreus as he battles his way out of the underworld to escape his father. Hades will hit Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S on August 13th. Even better for fans of those platforms, it will be available day one on Game Pass. That gives you even less of an excuse not to play it.

Our own Josh Speer had this to say about it last year. “Hades is a lush, well written and emotional tale about the young god Zagreus and his attempt to escape the underworld. His father is none other than Hades himself, and he’s not keen on his son’s misadventures. Along the way, Zag will recruit his distant cousins, the Olympian Gods, to aid him on his quest. They provide incredible powers such as lightning strikes, love shotguns, raging waters and much more. It all works together very well and keeps things interesting in this dynamic rogue-like.

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But the best part about Hades are the characters. Sure the gods are interesting, but so are the other denizens of the underworld. There’s a bodiless gorgon head who’s darling, a cranky Fury, a man and his boulder and much more. They all lend a lot of nuance to the fabric of the world, and make each unsuccessful run worthwhile. Cause you will die as you play, but you’ll always be unlocking something new and interesting. 

Even if you’re not a fan of indies or rogue games, Hades is an amazing experience. It’s easily one of my personal favorite games of 2020.”

High praise indeed. Are you still waiting to check out Hades? Let us know below!

Andrew Thornton
Andrew has been writing about video games for nearly twenty years, contributing to publications such as DarkStation, Games Are Fun, and the E-mpire Ltd. network. He enjoys most genres but is always pulled back to classic RPG's, with his favorite games ever including Suikoden II, Panzer Dragoon Saga, and Phantasy Star IV. Don't worry though, he thinks new games are cool too, with more recent favorites like Hades, Rocket League, and Splatoon 2 stealing hundreds of hours of his life. When he isn't playing games he's often watching classic movies, catching a basketball game, or reading the first twenty pages of a book before getting busy and forgetting about it.

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