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Helltaker for Windows

  • Free
  • In English
  • V varies-with-device
  • 4.5
  • (221)
  • Security Status

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Kyle Juffs
Kyle JuffsUpdated 2 years ago

Fun devilish puzzler

Helltaker is a puzzle game created by the game developer, vanripper. It is a short yet comedic game about a guy ventures into Hell with a mission to collect a harem of demon girls. As with the most indie game, it is relatively short. However, the puzzles are very challenging, so it can be longer if you are bad at puzzle games. The art is also snazzy that players want to see it to the end. The game is free to download and play, so your only investment is your time. 

Solve the puzzle, find true love

Helltaker is a series of short, intricate movement puzzles, where the hero has to make way from one side of the screen to the other. The game kicked off with him dreaming of amassing a harem of demonic girlfriends. Upon waking up, however, he conveniently finds a portal leading down into the nether realm. He then descended into the hellscape with hopes to reach his potential bride. 

However, finding true love will prove to be difficult. Blocking his way are skeleton warriors, traps, locked rooms, and boulders. Each obstacle will increase in complexity as the game progresses. To help you, the game will smoothly introduce the mechanics. The early levels will focus solely on block-pushing or jumping over traps while the later puzzles will require the players to juggle multiple hazards at a time. Adding to the challenge is the limited move. Wasting too much time can end to the protagonist’s demise. 

The difficulty in the game will abruptly spike in the final level, however. In this time, the game will slow down, requiring players to analyze the screen and contemplate how to solve the puzzles. The final level will also have a violent shift in the genre, making the player face a hell-like showdown with the final boss. This shift is a bit of a slap in the face since there will be no mini-boss to prepare you for the final challenge. 

A solid puzzler with strong aesthetics

Helltaker is a great game to play if you are into solving challenging puzzles. From beginning to end, it showcases a simply gorgeous art style. The story is beautifully hand-drawn, with each character having a distinct personality. And although the story is thoroughly silly, it provides a nice link to the levels.

PROS

  • Gorgeous art style
  • Easy to follow mechanics
  • Challenging puzzles
  • Funny storyline

CONS

  • Abrupt spike in challenge during the last level
  • Short gameplay
  • Mature content

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Helltaker for PC

  • Free
  • In English
  • V varies-with-device
  • 4.5
  • (221)
  • Security Status

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