Hades mod brings new four new gods to Olympus

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An impressive new Hades mod adds more gods and boons to the game.

Hades is hands-down one of the best roguelikes you can play. Not only does it have a truly stunning art style and combat that will keep you coming back for more, but the range of weapons and abilities on offer makes every run feel distinctly different. Now, thanks to a new mod, Hades fans can enjoy even more variety when attempting to escape the Underworld. 

As spotted by ResetEra user crimsonECHIDNA, the OlympusExtra mod bolsters the game with new gods and boons, as well as "unique effects, god's curses, duo boons, voicelines, and more." A total of four new Olympians will be added; these are Apollo, Hera, Hestia and Hephaestus. So far, only Apollo is available, with the others "still in the early stages of development".

Apollo gives Zagreus more of a fighting chance with boons that cause your attack, special and dash to inflict Blind, and buffs such as Divine Law which make Blind-afflicted foes more susceptible to damage. The mod also adds duo boons for Aphrodite, Artemis, Ares, Demeter. Modder AlexKage is promising four more duo boons, along with an Apollo summon for Theseus, voice lines and custom special effects. You can download the OlympusExtra mod right now via NexusMods.

Roguelikes are a great fit for handheld, and it seems that plenty of Steam Deck users agree. Along with Rogue Legacy 2 and The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, Hades is one of Steam Deck's most played games

If you've not yet had your fill of roguelikes, check out Loot River, the godless roguelike offspring of Elden Ring and Tetris.

Anne-Marie Ostler
Freelance Writer

Originally from Ireland, I moved to the UK in 2014 to pursue a Games Journalism and PR degree at Staffordshire University. Following that, I've freelanced for GamesMaster, Games TM, Official PlayStation Magazine and, more recently, Play and GamesRadar+. My love of gaming sprang from successfully defeating that first Goomba in Super Mario Bros on the NES. These days, PlayStation is my jam. When not gaming or writing, I can usually be found scouring the internet for anything Tomb Raider related to add to my out of control memorabilia collection.