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"Servers closing 31st Jan 2009"

Would have been a good game, but it never really took off – its developer, Flagship Studios, went bust in July 08, and now the servers will be switched off on Jan 31st, so if you're considering buying it, your time with this game will be limited.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
"Diablo 2 as an FPS but better."
4 stars"

I must admit I was hesitant to buy the game because of the poor pre NZ release reviews it had received but am glad I did.

The game tries to fuse alot of different ideas from many previous MMO's some very successfully and some not so. From the content I have played so far I’m impressed with the games continuity and flow while not forcing the players hand (in actions) too drastically. You are limited to areas to begin with but things open up once the initial ‘opening content’ has been discovered, in my case the first few hours to level 10. The graphics are beyond expectation and far out-do any other MMORPG on the current market and the plot of the game provides an incising read to go couple with it. The game is riddled with humour and ‘in-jokes’ which make for (in my opinion) a really enjoyable experience.

The skill tree of the 2 character types I have Played so far Guardian and Engineer weren't particularly inviting to begin with but once you have played the character for a few hours and really got a feel for what they can handle, the skills that are available to that class fill the gaps in the characters class nicely. The weapons modification system is a brilliant and unique idea that allows player to fully customise a weapon for specific purposes.

The game is not without its issues. There are several major bugs causing crashes and graphical errors causing problems with gameplay, however anyone that got in at ground zero with WoW will know fledgling MMO’s are no picnic to balance and stabilise.

The game has a lot of potential if you enjoyed Diablo 2 it’s worth atleast looking into.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
"What year is this?"
1 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

Worst game I've played in years,its looks and plays like a 1998 PS1 game

0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
"But it's freeplay until the servers close"

And there's still a (shaky) single-player component. FYI.

"A Level Grinder"
1 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

Having played this entire game through, online, there is much to it.

Firstly, it is called a spiritual successor to Diablo 2, because it is made by the same developers (though a different company). Having bought this game when it came out, and played it up until recently, it is not very well made.

The models are repeated, both in the looks of the instances, and of the enemies you face. You never feel like you've found something completely new

The sidequests are awful lategame

Playing online is essentially the same as singleplayer, except theres other people to trade and team up with (not as great as it sounds) and the updates come at different times

Enemies drop loot, however most items suck. For example, there are a variety of cool fun ranged weapons. Sniper rifles, rocket launchers, some interesting unique laser beam sort of ones, etc. But the only effective guns, are the automatic rifles. You have some cool looking weaponry which takes way too long to kill anything

Levelling is just a pointlessly long grind.

Overall, the game has potential, if you don't mind spending lots of time just to see what comes next, it does have a ‘not so bad’ storyline, its nothing amazing, but its not too terrible. But don't be suprised if in a few weeks, after completing the storyline once, and trying to play one of the other classes (originally has 6, but patches have upped that), it ends up on the shelf

"Good Fun"
4 stars"

Very cool game, implements a lot of features from Dungeon Siege and other RPGs and works well. Think Sword wielding guardian with a pistol for a little longer range reach. :)


Hellgate: London is the first original title from premier developer Flagship Studios, whose team hails from such blockbusters as the Diablo, StarCraft, and WarCraft series. Set in the near future, Hellgate: London introduces a world devastated by a demon invasion. Players are thrust into a desolate city scorched by hellfire where the survivors meld science and sorcery 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 titles, while offering infinite replayability and an individualized gaming experience through 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 heroes that are truly unique.

  • Combining the depth and customizability of Role-Playing Games with the immersive experience of a first-person perspective, gameplay is fast-paced without requiring lightning-fast FPS reflexes, making it accessible to a broad audience of RPG fans.
  • Experience the ominous setting of post-apocalyptic London. From ancient ruins buried beneath city streets to shattered cathedrals to the last remnants of humanity bunkered in the Underground, the boundary between fact and myth are blurred as a few glorious heroes fight for their very souls.
  • 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 their particular history and heritage. Randomly generated and modifiable items ensure that heroes are distinct and individualized.
  • Battle against a wide variety of demonic enemies, each with their own unique attributes, abilities, and vulnerabilities.
  • With dynamically- generated levels, massive quantities of randomly- created items, chance events and story- driven quests, no two gaming experiences are ever the same.
  • While Hellgate: London stands on its own as a single-player game, it also provides a compelling cooperative multiplayer experience through a dedicated online gaming destination. By creating unique and individualized game play “instances” within a vast online community, gamers get all the best parts of traditional massive multiplayer games without the common downsides.

System Requirements:

Minimum System Requirements:

OS: Windows XP with SP2 or Windows Vista
CPU: 1.8 GHz or faster (2.4 GHz for Vista)
RAM: 1 GB (2GB for Vista) or more
Disc Drive: DVD drive
Hard Drive: 7.0 GB or more free space
Video Device: Directx 9.0c/10 compatible
Sound: DirectX 9.0c/10 compatible
Input: Compatible Keyboard and mouse
Video card with 128 MB or more memory, Pixel Shader 2.0, and one of these chipsets is required:

ATI Radeon 9000 or greater
NVIDIA GeForce 6200 or greater
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 recommended for DirectX 10
Release date NZ
November 2nd, 2007
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