Parents' Guide to

Hellgate: London

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

A post-apocalyptic shooter where demons run wild.

Game Windows 2007
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This post-apocalyptic shooter has a lot of replayability because you can select from one of six distinct character classes, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. Also it features dynamically generated levels and randomly created items, meaning no two environments play out the exact same way twice. In fact, even the story-driven side-missions will vary depending on the player. And as with many role-playing games, you'll be upgrading your strength and abilities, buying and selling items, and accepting quests from characters you'll run into. Along with the lengthy single-play campaign are a handful of hell-raising cooperative and competitive multiplayer modes playable online with other likeminded PC gamers.

Because of its intense fantasy combat, attractive graphics, and interesting locations (including hell itself, if you make it that far), Hellgate: London is an exciting and addictive game. Plus, the randomness of the game world, multiple character classes, plenty of collective goodies, and free online modes also make this action RPG hybrid a serious value proposition.

Game Details

  • Platform: Windows
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Release date: October 31, 2007
  • Genre: Role-Playing
  • ESRB rating: M for Blood and Gore, Mild Language, Violence
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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