Hades was such a phenomenally popular indie game (selling over one million copies) that I’d forgotten it’s only been available on PC and Switch — until now. Supergiant Games has released the beloved roguelike action game onto PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S, including Xbox Game Pass.
The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions run at 1080p resolution at 60 frames per second, while the PS5 and Series X/S versions run at 4K with 60 fps. PlayStation includes a free upgrade to the PS5 version, while Xbox uses Smart Delivery to unlock access to the next-gen version. However, unlike the Switch and PC versions, these console versions do not support cross-saves with other platforms.
New physical editions include a download code for the Hades soundtrack by Darren Korb, and a 32-page booklet with game artwork from Jen Zee.
Hades stars the prince of the Underworld, Zagreus, on an unrelenting quest to escape his father’s domain. He’ll have to battle through several realms of randomly generated levels and monsters inspired by Greek Mythology.
To aid his quest, he’ll find various gods and mythical characters that bestow gifts, powers, and upgrades.As in most modern roguelikes, Zagreus will earn upgrades and advance the story even when repeatedly failing to escape and dying.
The mixture of tight gameplay, steady progression, and gorgeous art, music, and voice acting granted Supergiant Games’ fourth game over 50 awards, including Game of the Year from the Game Developers Choice Awards. And now you really have no excuse not to play it.
Hades is available on PlayStation, Xbox, PC, and Switch. It’s rated T for Teen.