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Games You Should Play If You Love Hades

Broken out of hell so many times you can't keep count? As much as you might love Hades, you may just be ready to broaden your horizons and check out some other games.

Though there are plenty of great roguelikes and dungeon crawlers out there, none have the exact combination of Greek mythology, story building, combat, and strategy that Hades boasts. While Supergiant Games has three other games besides Hades, they're all RPGs. Though the vivid art style and story elements of all three games — Transistor, Pyre, and Bastion — will likely please fans of Hades, they are also a totally different genre, which might still leave you wanting more of what you know.


You're in luck, though. Although no other game is exactly like Hades, there are a few unique titles out there that you'll probably enjoy for similar reasons. Fair warning: these games could easily become your next obsession.

Dead Cells

Dead Cells was a bit of an underappreciated game you may have missed back in 2018, but it's one that just keeps getting better — and it offeres you a slight change of pace from Hades. Motion Twin, the company behind the game, describes Dead Cells as "a rogue-lite, Castlevania-inspired action-platformer, allowing you to explore a sprawling, ever-changing castle... assuming you're able to fight your way past its keepers."


The roguelike gameplay will probably attract Hades fans, since the geography of the game is different in each playthrough. Dead Cells is sure to keep you on your toes by sending you back to the beginning after each death. However, it won't turn off players who are new to the roguelike genre, thanks to permanent powerups that keep you motivated, but still challenged.

After successful sales and multiple award wins, Dead Cells launched for mobile in Summer 2019. It's also available on the PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC. Even though the game's been out for awhile, new content is still being added. An all-new Dead Cells DLC arrived in early 2021, including new weapons, enemies, and more. Now's the perfect time to jump on the bandwagon.



If you like the sound of being a shop owner by day and a dungeon crawler by night, Moonlighter is the next game for you. Indie studio Digital Sun describes the game as "an Action RPG with rogue-lite elements that demonstrates two sides of the coin – revealing everyday routines of Will, an adventurous shopkeeper that secretly dreams of becoming a hero." 


Variation, once again, is the name of the game. Under the sun, you can craft, get to know villagers, and manage your shop, which should satisfy fans of Hades' rich story elements that give the game some breathing room. As soon as night hits, you can fight your way through dungeons to discover treasure and new worlds. Sound familiar? 

Moonlighter is as widely available as Dead Cells, with versions for PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, and mobile. Once you finish the main game, you'll be thrilled to learn that there's reasonably-priced DLC to keep you satisfied. Moonlighter also features permanent upgrades, so you can balance a sense of challenge with a sense of progress.

Children of Morta

Yet another great fit for Hades fans, Children of Morta was also developed by an indie studio: Dead Mage Inc. The game's official description states that it's set "in a distant land but copes with themes closer to our daily lives that one would expect," including "love and hope, longing and uncertainty, [and] ultimately loss and sacrifice[.]" As in Hades, your family and ancestral relationships are make-or-break factors in your success.


Though fighting darkness with your family isn't the same as fighting the members of it (like Hades' Zagreus has to), those who like a meaningful story, stunning art, and roguelike gameplay will most likely appreciate this title. Though Children of Morta will keep you busy for at least fourteen hours, the 10-15 minute runs make it easier to pick up and put down than Hades. Being able to play as multiple characters also helps to keep things fresh. Like the other two titles, this game also features permanent upgrades. You can play Children of Morta on Switch, PS4, PC, or Xbox One.

Now that you've got some recommendations to keep the Hades vibes rolling even after you crush the game with 32 Heat, it's time to get out there and try them all.