A single-player turn-based dungeon crawler. Take control of a lone hero and explore sprawling dungeons, fight dangerous monsters.
User reviews: Mixed (472 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 5, 2012

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About This Game

There are dark places in the world inhabited by evil denizens. Places filled with danger and foreboding where no ordinary man would dare to journey. However, there are a few who are willing to risk death in the name of good, in the name of justice, in the name of.. valuable loot!

Hack, Slash, Loot is a single-player turn-based dungeon crawler. Take control of a lone hero and explore sprawling dungeons, fight dangerous monsters, and most importantly, plunder valuable treasures. With a new dungeon created every game you can be sure that no two playthroughs will ever be the same. Boasting easy to master controls you'll be adventuring in no time, but there is still enough depth to challenge the most hardened of adventurers.

Key Features

  • 32 characters to unlock and play
  • Six distinct quests requiring different tactics to beat
  • Thousands of items, monsters, and dungeon features
  • Streamlined roguelike gameplay with a modern control scheme
  • Cute retro stylings, daemon ogres have never looked so quaint
  • Hacking!
  • Slashing!!
  • Looting!!!

System Requirements

PC
Mac
    • OS:Windows XP, Vista, 7
    • DirectX®:dx50
    • Hard Drive:10 MB HD space
    • OS:OS X 10.4, or later
    • Hard Drive:10 MB HD space
Helpful customer reviews
20 of 28 people (71%) found this review helpful
20.7 hrs on record
Hack, slash, loot is more of a rogue....light then roguelike, why?! because you cannot really control the death of your character very much? Why again you ask? Because you cannot control the hitrate of enemies, meaning you can miss 10 times in a row(high chances of oing at least 5 misses in a row).

The game can be fun but frustrating aswell. there are a few strategy guides out there that can help you but again you cannot control when your character dies.

The game does have a decent number of characters, no skill tho, only items being gear(armor/wep/accesory which only boost/nerf your stats), a decent number of achievements, not a big number of maps tho, espite each of them beeing randomly generated each time.

I say try it at least but i can't really recomend it as a GOOD game, ill give it an average at best!
Posted: May 15
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20 of 29 people (69%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
The only way to enjoy this game is by doing the following step

1. You don't
Posted: July 1
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
Hack, Slash, Loot has almost no redeeming qualities. Seriously. The pixel art looks cool and retro for a couple of minutes but there is no variation on the blue tileset. What you see in the screenshots, that's it. Blue.

There is no strategy to it, you cannot avoid monsters once you've seen them and combat is random. That means you're playing a dice simulator and hoping to roll only winning numbers. There is nothing more, you can't hide, you can't change from melee to ranged fighting you have no inventory and can't heal after fights. You can't even run away because evey character moves at the exact same speed.

Gameplay-wise there are just two tyes of enemy. Those that do random damage from a distance and those that do random damage up close. Again that's it. There's no space for depth of play, roll a dice and hope.

The strange view angle sometimes makes it difficult to tell if you're standing next to something or one square away from it and also sometimes hides cupboards behind walls. A minor gripe but gvien Hack, Slash, Loot does nothing right it all adds up to a pretty terrible experience.

Lastly - and for me the most frustrating - is the 'animation'. One character moves at a time, if there are 8 serfs around you and a bunch of demons then you've got to wait for each one to do their little bobbing movement. Similarly with ranged combat, if you're firing at an archer on the other side of the map it degenerates into a very slow game of ping-poing as the arrow crosses the screeon one way and then crosses the screen the other.

Play 'Doom the Roguelike' instead. It's free and it's awesome. Hack, Slash, Loot is neither.
Posted: July 15
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
I can't help but feel that playing this game might be fun if I picked up the right items and was extremely lucky with combat.

Unfortunately, the game is unforgiving and it feels more like I'm fighting a random number generator than hordes of orcs and other undesirables. Unlike other roguelikes, I didn't feel like I learned anything with each death.

It's also not pretty to look at - it's hard to tell the difference between enemies (which one of those is the one shooting ranged attacks?), and sometimes it's even hard to tell the difference between enemies and furniture.
Posted: June 22
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Yet another Roguelike that is pure RNG. You can't get anything higher than a 60% hit chance at the start of the game, so naturally I continuously whiff 4 times in a row. You can't heal from anything other than potions (you can't rest) so whether or not you have health at all is pure randomness. There's very little in-game instruction, so it's good that the mechanics are easy to understand, but that also means that you quickly realize how unfairly stacked against you the odds are. There are literally dozens of better games in the genre than this one.
Posted: June 28
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112 of 158 people (71%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Meh...everything in this game is random. Everything. From the level generation to attacking and being attacked. You could literally die from the first rat you fight if your random luck is bad enough. I started one game where I spawned, opend the first door , and was greeted with about 7 enemies that swarmed me from the surrounding rooms. All of which got to take shots at me while I had to focus on one hoping I could get some quick kills. Of course I "Missed" about the first 4 turns I had so the game lasted 12 seconds before I died. It is basiclaly just a game of chance that you hope you will acquire some fantastic weapon, or gear randomly and you hopefully don't get hit every time you have to fight something before you can hit them. You can't really run away from anything unless you get a double move item.

It's just not that good and I wouldn't recommend it to roguelike fans at all. There is little to no "skill" involved in this game, and you will see no progression in which you feel like you are getting better at the game. If you like playing games that can only be beaten by having a lucky day, thengo for it. If you want a challenge and feel like you beat something based on skill...don't bother.

Idle this game for the cards if you happened to buy it in some crap bundle and don't even bother playing it while you do that.
Posted: January 23
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