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Hellgate: London review

Welcome to Fester Square


  • Non-stop
  • lively action
  • Doesn't take itself seriously
  • Treat for loot-lovers


  • Needs time and patches
  • Humor often misses the mark
  • Too many lulls

Oct 31, 2007

There’s a grand, almost royal disappointment lurking at the heart of Hellgate. It’s a disappointment wrought from the strange collage of game styles it’s inspired by. It’s both a fast-paced first-person shooter recalling Half-Life and Call of Duty, and a simple action-RPG like Diablo.

On paper this could, and should, be one of the great addictive pleasures of our time - an engrossing treadmill of leveling up and upgrading your weapons, skills and items, mixed with the violence and feedback of the best action games.

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GenreRole Playing
DescriptionHarkens back to Diablo well enough, but it's just not the gory horror-spree we were hoping for.
PlatformPC, Xbox 360
US censor ratingMature
Release date31 October 2007 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)