Hades Early Access Guides And Features Hub

Hades is an action roguelike title from Supergiant Games, the makers of Bastion, Transistor, and Pyre. It combines fast-paced hack-and-slash along with dungeon delving to acquire new items and skills from various gods of Greek Mythology. Here’s our guides and features hub with everything you need to know.

Note: The articles are intended for Hades’ Steam early access stage. It’s possible that some mechanics may change in due course prior to the game’s official release, so please inform us if we need to update certain information.

Hades: Guides and features hub

In-game mechanics

Beginner’s guide and tips – You are Zagreus, the wayward son of Hades, and it’s up to you to escape your father’s domains. However, the journey will be long and arduous, filled with many challenges along the way.

Items and artifacts guide – Take note of the items you can find throughout your adventure from nectars and keys to Titan Blood and diamonds. You can also obtain these by visiting Charon’s shop or the Well of Charon.

The House of Hades characters and upgrades – There’s a lot of stuff to do (and even a few mechanics to unlock) via the House Contractor.

Mirror of Night and the Fated List of Prophecies – Go ahead and grab some permanent perks and rewards to help you in future runs.

Affinity guide: Keepsakes, favors, and romance (coming soon) – Gifting nectar to characters will build relationships, and you’ll eventually acquire Keepsakes, undertake favors/sidequests, and unlock romance options.

Companions guide (coming soon) – These are the companions you’ll find throughout your travels and they offer some worthwhile benefits.


Locations and special encounters

Campaign locations and unique characters guide – Here’s what you need to watch out for when you’re heading to locations such as Tartarus, Asphodel, Elysium, and the Temple of Styx.

The Pact of Punishment – Should you be successful in one playthrough, your Hades runs will only get tougher thanks to Pact of Punishment modifiers.

The Infernal Gate of Erebus – Head into the unknown and complete the “Perfect Clear” challenge.

The Trial of the Gods – Two gods to choose from. You can side with only one and you’ll incur the wrath of the other.

Realm of Chaos and Primordial Chaos’ blessings – The deities of Mount Olympus might be divine, but there’s a more sinister entity that yearns to give you power.

Thanatos encounter – It might take a while for you to meet this fearsome character.


Boss fights

The Furies (Megaera, Alecto, and Tisiphone) boss fight – The Furies of Tartarus will attempt to hinder you from your objective.

Lernaean Bone Hydra boss fight – This skeletal beast will challenge you in a field of molten lava in Asphodel.

Theseus and the Minotaur boss fight – Two rivals set aside their differences as you battle them in Elysium’s arena.

Hades boss fight – It’s time for Zagreus to settle some daddy issues in the Temple of Styx.

Charon boss fight – This isn’t an encounter that punctuates the end of Hades‘ four levels. Instead, it’s actually a secret boss that’s been added as part of the Blood Price update.


Combat and skills guides

Skills and boons from the Gods of Olympus – Here are all the boons you can find in the game as you obtain the blessings of the gods.

Heroic, Legendary, and Duo boons – There are even rarer or more powerful skills to find.

Call Aid ability – Of course, you’ve also got a “super” that channels the wrath of the gods.

The best skills for dungeon runs (coming soon) – Here are my preferred skills/builds when completing dungeon runs.

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Hades is available as part of Steam’s early access program. You can purchase the game via its Steam store page for $24.99.

Jason Rodriguez
Jason Rodriguez writes for various websites under the Enthusiast Gaming umbrella -- Destructoid, Flixist, Daily Esports, PlayStation Enthusiast, and PC Invasion. Jason's Steam library has 1,400+ games at the moment so he definitely has a lot of things to talk about. He's also one of only five games journalists from the Philippines. Just kidding. There are definitely more around, but he doesn't know anyone. Mabuhay!

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