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A single-player turn-based dungeon crawler. Take control of a lone hero and explore sprawling dungeons, fight dangerous monsters.
Release Date: Apr 5, 2012
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About the 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!!!

PC System Requirements

    • OS:Windows XP, Vista, 7
    • DirectX®:dx50
    • Hard Drive:10 MB HD space

Mac System Requirements

    • OS:OS X 10.4, or later
    • Hard Drive:10 MB HD space
Helpful customer reviews
39 of 52 people (75%) found this review helpful
710 products in account
101 reviews
3.0 hrs on record
This is a top down retro style dungeon crawler along the lines of an old DOS dungeon crawler with random dungeons, random enemies and everything will kill you. The art style is nice, but really too many games are doing retro. As a game, Hack, Slash, Loot is not fun, it doesn't just feel unfair, but it feels more difficult than fun. You can pick a class or have it random. You can pick a mission / quest or randomly do one. Either way everything is random.

The controls don't feel that good. Everything is grid and turn based. You can use arrow keys to walk around and arrow keys to push into an enemy and attack. You can attack diagonally, but that would mean using the mouse, which is fine if you're using a mouse. You can mouse click square by square to move too. If there are no enemies, you can mouse click to move several tiles. But its all turn based. You go once, the 'active' enemies all need to go before you move. You all go one by one, you don't have 10 units of movement and enemies have 6 moves of unit. You all go 1 space at a time. I had to explain this, because there are other games that feature more movement spaces or real time movement.

The levels generated don't feel balanced, its either you vs 100 or its you + 100 allies vs 1. But hey random is random. This is jut really unpolished. A lot of games would have an easy level first even if its random, but an easy level to get your feet wet so you can get some items. Not this game. Sometimes the only door to go from the start leads to a room laughably full of enemies.

You end up having to bottleneck to survive half a dozen enemies. Luckily the enemy AI is smart enough to go around and flank you on the other side of the room. Not always of course. Most of the time the bottle-necking works well enough, but the attacks miss.... a lot. I could understand enemy attacks missing, for game balance or at least having enemy attacks do minor damage when you just start out. Not this game.

The classes don't even feel that balanced. The melee classes seem to by far be the best. Especially the knight which, just doesn't seem to die at all. It slaughters everything. It may sound fun, but the catch is, there's such little depth to this game that it becomes a chore trying to find the next level to the quest. I'm bored long before I die. The range classes have a difficult task ahead of them, because of 'fog of war,' you don't see what's in a room until you open the door. When you open the door, there are enemies in there and rooms never seem to be large enough to kill enemies before they pile on you and murder you.

Its just not fun, a lot of monotony, room full of enemies, fall back to bottleneck. As the knight you can just run from room to room and not even stop to face enemies, because its just a waste of time. The game is so shallow that you reach your peak pretty quick.

Not just that, some different dungeon graphics would have been nice, its all blue. Every screen shot is blue. I feel like I saw everything the game has to offer within 10 minutes let alone the time I played it for. To top it off, there is no save, but maybe the game expects you to die before you'll ever save. I can't recommend Hack, Slas, Loot. Luckily I bought it for $1, but otherwise there are plenty of free dungeon crawlers out there.
Posted: January 24th, 2014
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20 of 29 people (69%) found this review helpful
99 products in account
4 reviews
2.5 hrs on record
SUMMARY OF ALL BELOW: It is repetitive and random, never supplies you with anything useful, and all around sucks. Don't even buy it if it is on sale, even if it was free, you should stay away.

SO, STILL THINKING OF BUYING IT? :
No. This game is absolutely terrible. It is extremely frustrating, unfair, and random. Some of the time, you will miss every single time you swing. The next run you have, you may find no weapons, or good gear at all.
Really need some better armor? Too bad! Maybe on your next run.
Really need some health? Tough luck, buddy, there is no regen, and you don't know what potions do!
Really need... Anything? TOOOOOOO BAAAAD!
This game is a gigantic middle finger to anyone who plays it. It seems more like a crappy flash game that you would find on Kongregate, rather than a $1.00 game that is on Steam...
Wait, wait a sec, what? WHAT DO YOU MEAN IT IS $7.00!?! Bull, to the shizzle, 'cause this game is seven whole dollars. Hell, let's face it, I would be dissapointed in the purchase even if it was only $1.00. Thank Christ I only got it from the Humble Bundle, which I really only bought for Dungeons of Dredmor anyway.
If you want a much better game than this, get Dungeons of Dredmor (which I hope to play later) or The Sword of the Stars: The Pit. Even though The Pit isn't exactly my favorite in terms of being fair, it still is much better than this steaming pile of ♥♥♥♥ that dares call itself a $7.00 game.

Hack, Slash, Loot? More like Miss, Miss, Die. But in the end, I guess that's just my 2 cents.
Posted: January 25th, 2014
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13 of 20 people (65%) found this review helpful
525 products in account
91 reviews
0.4 hrs on record
I like to play old-looking, pixelated games. But this one isn't so great about it. It's not fun and based on being lucky about looting. Or else you'll die countless times for nothing. Because there is NO HEALING! Yes, you have to be lucky to find a scroll or a special item or else there is no way to restore your health.

Buy and play other rogue-likes like Dungeons of Dredmor. This one is waste of time.
Posted: February 25th, 2014
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
378 products in account
4 reviews
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 15th, 2014
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
145 products in account
11 reviews
2.0 hrs on record
I strongly recommend you avoid this rogue-like. Since I can't really think of any pros that this game contributes to the genre, I'm just going to talk about the flaws.

This game is BRUTAL. I know rogue-likes are supposed to have you constantly die over and over but at least you make progress and learn a little more about the game each time you play through. However, I don't feel this way at all when playing this game. Well okay, I learned one thing.

This game practically eliminates 1/3 of your class choices. By attacking with warrior-like classes, you're guaranteed to miss most of your attacks and die within 3 minutes. With ranged classes, you, for whatever reason, have a higher accuracy and don't run as high a risk of getting hit, even with your health being low.

Speaking of which, it's almost impossible to get back any health you lose. In other games you find potions to restore your health and your armor is actually an important statistic. However, in this game, the potions are extremely rare, they don't always give you health (and the ones I've found give less than 10 HP), and with as much armor as I could find, I was still taking FIFTEEN damage from an enemy on the first floor of the game! Also, you start off with either 20, 30, or 40 HP, so...

Speaking of the floors in this game, the chances of completing a floor, or even moving on to the next floor, are low, really low. These floors are massive, and while that may not be the worst thing, there's no inventory system, and consider the flaws I've mentioned before. I've gotten to the second floor ONCE out of all my playthroughs, and naturally I lasted no more than a minute. My luck, huh?

Speaking of luck, the biggest problem is the randomized generation this game has. I'm not thrilled with starting a game, having two enemies appear in front of me, me missing my attacks, and dieing without making A SINGLE MOVE. Also, like I said before with the damage, I don't find it really fair that an enemy on the first floor could whittle down a chunk of my health before even going through more than five rooms.
Posted: April 17th, 2014
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103 of 146 people (71%) found this review helpful
373 products in account
38 reviews
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 23rd, 2014
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