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Hellgate: London

published by Namco Bandai / Electronic Arts in 2007-10-30, developed by Flagship Studios, running on Windows
This game is no longer playable.
type: shooter, action/reflex, role-play
genre: Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction
setting: Post-apocalypse
perspective: 1st person 3rd person selectable
player options: Internet, single player
languages: cze eng fre ita pol rus spa other
3.1/5
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Official description
DESCRIPTION

Hellgate : London is the first original title from premier developer Flagship Studios. Set in the near future, Hellgate introduces gamers to a world devastated by demon invasion. Players are thrust into a desolate city scorched by hellfire. Here, the few survivors must meld science and sorcery in order to gain a foothold against the minions of darkness and save the bloodline of humanity.

Hellgate : London combines the depth of role-playing games with the action of first-person shooters while offering infinite replayability and an individualized gaming experience complete with dynamically created levels, monsters, items and events. Players create a hero and then battle through innumerable hordes of demons while completing quests and advancing through experience levels and branching skill paths. A robust, flexible skill and spell system, highly-customizable items and a massive variety of randomly generated equipment allow players to create a hero that is truly unique.

FEATURES

* A New Perspective on RPGs
Combining the depth and customizability of role-playing games with the immersion of those played from the first-person, Hellgate is fast-paced but doesn't require lightning reflexes to achieve a high level of success.
* Unique and Appealing World
Explore an ominous post-apocalypse London alone or with friends. From ancient ruins long buried beneath once thriving streets to shattered cathedrals, fact and myth are blurred into an unceasing nightmare as the last remnants of humanity fight for their very souls.
* Character Classes
Fight against the demons of the underworld as one of several unique character classes. like the Templar, each class has a unique visual and game-play style based on its particular history and place in the world. Randomly generated items that can be modified in numerous ways ensure that heroes are distinct and individualized.
* Hell on Earth
Battle against a wide variety of demonic enemies, each with their own unique attributes, abilities, and vulnerabilities.
* Infinite Re-playability
With dynamically generated levels, massive quantities of randomly created items, chance events and story-driven quests, no two gaming experiences are ever the same. Differing levels of rarity and modification potential for items and skills also mean that every game played is a unique event.
* Single-Player and Online Multiplayer Support
While Hellgate : London stands on its own as a singleplayer game, it also provides a compelling multiplayer experience via a dedicated online gaming destination. By creating unique and individualized gameplay "instances" within a vast online community, Hellgate provides gamers with all the best parts of traditional massive multiplayer games, but without any of the common downsides.
Namco - # 2007-05-11 16:19:15 - official description - source
Technical specs
additional hardware: Logitech G15, x86-64 CPU,
display: textured polygons
Minimum:
* Windows XP SP2 or Vista
* 1.8 GHz CPU (2.4 GHz for Vista)
* 1 GB RAM (2GB for Vista)
* 128 MB VRAM
* 7 GB HD space
* Radeon 9000 or GeForce 6200
Sanguine # 2007-11-03 15:51:40
Editor notes (4)
Latest version: SP 1.2 (as of ?), MP 1.3d (as of 2008-07)
# 2010-09-04 15:56:05
References:
* Diablo: Wirt's peg leg
# 2008-04-20 02:16:37
2008-02-22 Korea, published by Hanbitsoft

Note that the original English version of Hellgate has been abandoned and Hanbitsoft continued to develop their release beyond that. They re-published their version internationally, but it has been changed noticeably from its origins and there is no update/upgrade path for original Hellgate: London owners to the Hanbitsoft version. The core game is still very similar, but Hanbitsoft's version resembles MMOs much more closely in terms of features (though still lacks open areas where all players fight for ).
# 2008-04-11 22:03:08
The multiplayer part is similar to that of Guild Wars, with people gathering at the hubs (underground stations; a bit like location specific in-game lobbies) from where they head out into instanced combat/quest areas. So this is practically a MMO with the same experience available for single-player/offline users (minus the other players).
# 2008-03-23 16:08:26
External reviews (2) - average: 69%
review sourcecountryissuedatescore   
IGN2007*6.8/1068%
Metacritic2007*70/10070%
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