Summary: Parents need to know that, while this game is chock-full of violence, it's exclusively against demonic creatures. But the gameplay is about killing creatures with swords, guns, and magic, and that killing is graphically shown. Language in the game includes lines such as "Now the son of a bitch needs to pay" and "I should know, having fled from the bastard myself.
Excerpt: When I first saw screenshots and trailers for this game I thought it was just another first person shooter along the lines of Pain Killer or the like. But upon purchasing this game, I found out that it was far from a FPS, it was a role playing game with elements of a fast paced shooter. One of the more enjoyable aspects of this game is the time it takes to learn and really use the abilities of your chosen character class..
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: Hellgate: London nowhere near lives up to the hype placed on it over the age it has spent in development, but some way, somehow it manages to not be a total disaster. The ingredients for a thoroughly dull and uninspiring experience are all present and correct, but the collectathon aspects make it seem less... Well, crap. Multiplayer brings the game alive even more, though it is difficult to organise things initially - hopefully this will change in time.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is Usually, the job of a game critic is quite simple; riding on the coat tails of a game’s negativity is the very pillar of our existence ( unless you are getting fired, heh! -Ed. ). Today, Hellgate: London offers us that joyous ride to what we in here call a ‘review’.
Excerpt: Playing Vanquish is cleansing much in the same way that seeing a ridiculous summer action flick is. Sure, the story can be absurd and defy all logic, and the action can be all style and no substance, but you get what you want out of it, and that is to have a good time. Vanquish won’t win any awards for originality or for it’s existentialistic themes, but damn if it isn’t one hell of an action-packed game filled to the brim with explosions, bullets and humongous communist...
Summary: Flagship Studios' Hellgate: London is an RPG set in the immersive first-person perspective. With a completely randomized world that offers a unique experience every time you play, Hellgate: London introduces a demon-ridden place where the last survivors of the human race must meld science and magic to survive.