A single-player turn-based dungeon crawler. Take control of a lone hero and explore sprawling dungeons, fight dangerous monsters.
User reviews: Mixed (579 reviews) - 47% of the 579 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 5, 2012

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"With the great graphics and interface, Hack, Slash, Loot manages to squeeze challenging gameplay into a casual nook of a hardcore niche."
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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

Mac OS X
    • 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
22 of 24 people (92%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
"Hack, Slash, Loot" is an overpriced waste of time. What could of been a cute little roguelike is purely an only-RNG based mess of a game that has you rely only on luck. There is maybe only one mission you can play through the longest since it has easier enemies but even then the game is all luck based. There is no real progression here, and there is nothing in this game worth mentioning as a positive. You can get dozens of far superior and cheaper roguelikes (E.G Dungeons of Dredmore, Tales of Maj'Eyal) and you can just find a bunch of free rogue likes anywhere, with a thousand times the quality.

This game is worthless.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
While this is a part of a trend, I really wanted to like the game as it seemed to have potental but it seems to have wasted it in various ways.

I don't mind the graphics, but a glaring thing is the lack of variety in tilesets. The spites/animation are pretty basic.

Music isn't too bad

Now for the big beef; Roguelikes are random but this takes it to absurd levels as fights often devole into flurries of "MISS!" and prying the enemy doesn't get lucky with his hit and/or damage.

The items aren't so random as some claim as there's hints as to their effects, the Gyphs on some quests on the other hand.... yeah pretty random. But there's not much of a stockable healing item to be seen nor a passive healing ability that often appears in some games.

These things combine to make a quest often an exercise in futility as unless you get lucky, you'd get worn down and dead on the first floor. Not exactly fun.

So consider yourselves warned before trying to get this.
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163 of 184 people (89%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 4, 2014
For a brief moment I couldn't decide whether this game is just too hard or game design is severely flawed.

Now I've come to a conclusion - this game is VERY flawed. It's pure RNG, even the knowledge you gain by trying to beat it will be countered by incredible randomness.

It doesn't give you a sense of progression, you either get lucky or not.
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211 of 258 people (82%) found this review helpful
38 people found this review funny
32.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 27, 2014
As of this writing, 49% of the reviews for this game are positive. This is frankly, to me inexplicable as this is the worst game in my library of 90 so far. What makes this game obnoxiously bad, egregiously terrible is that it has surface appeal. It deceives the experienced player of roguelikes into thinking that strategic and thoughtful play will be rewarded if one can intuit the subtle rules of the game. Don't waste your time. There is no depth of gameplay here. For example, you find a potion. Will it hurt you or heal you? It's random. It might give you a permanent defect. Or it might heal you. There is no way to tell unless you drink it. Intelligent decision making in this game amounts to not wasting a precious minute of your life on this cynical trap created by a soulless programmer whose only goal was to part you from your hard earned money. It is one of the most offensively designed games I ever played in my life. I am passionate in my hatred of this game. Good day sir or madam.
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104 of 119 people (87%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 12, 2014
Alright, I tried to like this game, I really did. Normally I can get some enjoyment out of rogue-like or rogue-lite games. Hard games are fine. Games like Demon's Souls or Dark Souls? Great fun. But Dark Souls has a design philosophy that makes sense. If you die, it's your own fault. You're punished for your own failures. But this game? It's basically just a coin flip that determines whether you win a fight or not. You're punished for things you have no control over.

I think the biggest point of failure is the lack of a maximum health stat. Sure health is there, but the problem is it is finite, and can only be replenished by picking up a random enchantment from a scroll or potion or what have you. And keep in mind that it's random whether or not you find a scroll and random again whether or not this scroll will heal you. It could even be detrimental and hurt you instead. Basically if you get unlucky and take too much damage in combat? You're hooped. You have no chance. The point of health in most games is to give you a chance to survive even if you get unlucky.

There's additional classes that you can unlock, but the game is so entranced with being obtuse that it doesn't tell you at all how to unlock them. I unlocked one somehow and the game didn't even inform me that I had. I only found out when I returned to the main menu and found another class just sitting there.
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