Hounds: The Last Hope is a story based, MMO Role Playing Shooter presented in third-person perspective. The World is in ruins. Wickbroke forces caught the whole world off guard and started the apocalypse for humankind. Cities fell one by one. Only a handful of places stand still.
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Mostly Positive (138 reviews) - 70% of the 138 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jan 27, 2016

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June 26

Announcement of June Update!

It's Monday, and we hope all Houndsers started a good week.
Finally, this is an announcement of June update!

Here are details of maintenance for June update.

Schedule

28 June 9:00 PM ~ 29 June 2:00 AM (EST/GMT-5)
※ Please note that during maintenance, users can't play Hounds.

Update Contents

1. New DLC Realeased
A new Chapter will be released!
We can't wait for Houndsers to play the new mission XD

2. Max Level Increased
Max Level will be increased to 75!

3. Summer Update Event
Summer Event (Combine Event)
New Mission Play Event
Weekend Event (Double EXP&Gold)
※ Details of Event will be announced in Update Day :)

4. Summer Sale
'Hounds: The Last Hope' has joined Steam Summer Sale, from 23 June!
Also, Houndsers can meet several DLCs in a discounted price.

Don't miss the opportunity to introduce Hounds to your friends!

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June 20

(Once Again) Make Your 4 Tier Armor!

Did you all have a good weekend? :)

This week we prepared Make Your 4T Armor event once more!!
We hope this will help all Houndsers!

Here are details of the event.

Schedule
2016-06-20 ~ 2016-06-26 (EST, GMT -5)
Reward Item


So, this means you can receive items below for Combining a piece of 4T Armor for one week!


Also, please note that there will be an update next week!
We'll announce details of the update later this week :D!

Have a good week!

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About This Game

4 Classes – Every player has its own way of playing. In Hounds: The Last Hope, you can choose from 4 different classes; Assault, Tech, Support and Specialist. Each class has unique abilities of their own that impacts the success of your squad.

Story Driven Missions – You don’t expect an action game to have good story, do you? Well you’re wrong in this case. Hounds: The Last Hope, comes with a compelling story with full of cinematic action sequences. Plus, every mission is voice acted by professional actors and actresses that increases the immersion.

Challenge Mode - Each mission in Hounds has also a challenge mode for those who would like to taste the mayhem of the Wickbroke Apocalypse. Gather your friends, prepare your plan because without tactical cooperation, you’ll just be crushed by the enemy.

Competitive PvP– Story is not the only part where Hounds: The Last Hope shines. Prove your skills in competitive PvP in any game mode you like. Hounds: The Last Hope comes with 4 Game modes (and counting) and more than 8 (and counting) PvP maps. Step up and show us you are a worthy soldier!

Variety of Weapons – Say hello to my little friend! With 10 different weapon class and countless skins and variations, together with the dynamic options, Hounds may be the only game that you’ll be able to have a gun that suits your taste.

Crafting– The world is not as it is used to be. If you want to create a new weapon or armor, you have to recycle. Gather materials from missions, shattering existing items and craft your own weapon according to the recipes.

Enchantment- Enchant your weapons and armors and customize your gear. It is what distinguishes rookies from veterans.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Win Vista
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo E4300 @1.8GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA Geforce 7300GT 256MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Win 7 64bit
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo E6600 @2.4GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA Geforce GTS250 512MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
Customer reviews
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Overall:
Mostly Positive (138 reviews)
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Mia Townsend Need For Speed
( 9.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
i love this game no more my sunny days back with this game
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dk
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Game is reasonably fun, but does not have customizable keybinds or mouse invert option. There's a "Controls" menu option in game, but it's disabled and does absolutely nothing.

If you don't mind the default controls, then this game looks fun and is a great deal on sale. But if controls are an issue for you, then be warned.

Refunding for now, but I would like to give it another shot when (and if) they ever fix this.
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KIMKING
( 467.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 14
STAY AWAY!!!! . Very Very Disappointed with this game. After spending nearly 450+ hrs and trying my best to make this game enjoyable, I am finally giving up.


Pros:

Gameplay is Fun when you have friends playing with you. (Thats all there is to it)

Cons:

Outdated Graphics
Loads of Bugs
Hackers
Insane grinding required for 4T and 4T Tier 2 Gear.
So many promises from GM and Devs regarding new updates but none so far met.
DEAD SERVERS (I mean exactly what I said, there is hardly 10-15 players during peak times)

**** And Most Importantly *** Devs and GMs have completely given up on this game (Dont take my word for it, have a look at the discussions, there are Threads and discussions that has been there for months and yet to be answered)

Had a Billing issue and the only way to contact them is through FB page. Messaged about 1 month back and even under discussions and till now no reply nor did they even read the mess send on FB. (Lost £23 on that).

My personal advice to new players who want to try this game 'PLEASE STAY AWAY AND SAVE YOUR MONEY FOR SOME OTHER GAMES'. Like I said, have a look at the discussions you will know what I mean.
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Daemon
( 276.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 8
Do not waste Your money on this game, it is not even worth one Dollar/Euro. No people, empty servers. Devs don't respond for alerts and messages from players, many bugs, and again - empty servers, no ppl.
This game is dying, if not already dead.

Honestly, as a player with almost 280 hrs of experience - safe Your money or spent on other, more valuable stuff.



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MsamaBJ
( 448.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
The Best game ever every body must try this amazing game it's not just a game i try it for 3 hours and now I'm addicted to this game !!!😍😍😍
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Makoto
( 127.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
This game has great potential. Have been playing on a certain Japanese server/game company until recent turn of events and I couldn't play there anymore (They have released many skins and weapons/maps over 2years-so I remain positive and hope it will be launched here).

Positive: Game provides chances to upgrade and customize gear unlike many FPS games. Challenging PvE stages.
Definitely worth playing with friends.

Negative: Currently limited people in the community/not easy to form team for more difficult PvE stages.

Hopeful: Unlocking more skins and contents
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TysonL
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
This game is amazing! I played this game in 5/16/2016! I was alone, no one to play it. But I enjoyed the quests, playing alone is perfectly fine. Super fun! I don't see why some people even gave it negative review, story and gameplay is fun. Don't expect to pvp or play someone this late, so if you buy the game in you will be alone, but quest's can be done solo so far.

Great Game, anyone fan of rpg multiplayer and horror, will enjoy this game. I sure as hell did!
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necropolis
( 307.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
Just updated the game.
Now tried to launch the game and following message appeared:

-"Connection with the server was lost"
-"Invalid server"

Logged in 5 times in a row and this is all I get.
What's going on with this new update?
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Congalala
( 94.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 14
Bought it when it was on 75% sales, the game mechanic is good despite it's graphic. Been enjoying it for more than 90 hours!

There are 2 elements in this game: PVE & PVP.
PVE missions require good team propositions and teamwork. If you think normal mission is too easy, then you will start changing your mind when playing Hard mission. Even with good equipments and high level, without good teamwork the squad will still being wipe out in no time.

PVP are interesting and fun, but for some weapon it is too op and buggy as well. Example: shotgun can 1 hit kill you even it is about 8 metres away, and it's skill can shoot through objects and hit you. I am not really liking PVP so I am not going to talk about it.

This game is fun if you are able to play with group of friends. Hoping more and more contents will be released by the producer.
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CHOSEN.BYZZ4
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 12
should have ask for refund.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
467.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
STAY AWAY!!!! . Very Very Disappointed with this game. After spending nearly 450+ hrs and trying my best to make this game enjoyable, I am finally giving up.


Pros:

Gameplay is Fun when you have friends playing with you. (Thats all there is to it)

Cons:

Outdated Graphics
Loads of Bugs
Hackers
Insane grinding required for 4T and 4T Tier 2 Gear.
So many promises from GM and Devs regarding new updates but none so far met.
DEAD SERVERS (I mean exactly what I said, there is hardly 10-15 players during peak times)

**** And Most Importantly *** Devs and GMs have completely given up on this game (Dont take my word for it, have a look at the discussions, there are Threads and discussions that has been there for months and yet to be answered)

Had a Billing issue and the only way to contact them is through FB page. Messaged about 1 month back and even under discussions and till now no reply nor did they even read the mess send on FB. (Lost £23 on that).

My personal advice to new players who want to try this game 'PLEASE STAY AWAY AND SAVE YOUR MONEY FOR SOME OTHER GAMES'. Like I said, have a look at the discussions you will know what I mean.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
276.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
Do not waste Your money on this game, it is not even worth one Dollar/Euro. No people, empty servers. Devs don't respond for alerts and messages from players, many bugs, and again - empty servers, no ppl.
This game is dying, if not already dead.

Honestly, as a player with almost 280 hrs of experience - safe Your money or spent on other, more valuable stuff.



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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Game is reasonably fun, but does not have customizable keybinds or mouse invert option. There's a "Controls" menu option in game, but it's disabled and does absolutely nothing.

If you don't mind the default controls, then this game looks fun and is a great deal on sale. But if controls are an issue for you, then be warned.

Refunding for now, but I would like to give it another shot when (and if) they ever fix this.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
116 of 146 people (79%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
37.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 2
This game is as many have said before a F2P game that was put on steam via greenlight under a diffrent name. Instead of BUFF it was put under as Netmarble games.

The game looks ok for what it is and it plays ok however there are a large amount of bugs that make the game unbearable.

For starts the games enemys can,will, and do quite often spam cross map grenade with pin point accuracy.
They also are literally aimbots in challenge mode and can do most of your health in damage before you can even move to some form of cover

there are also enemys that walk right through walls,cars,doors,buildings,barricades so on and so on.

The dodge roll in the game is for show and dosent really do much of anything in Pve other then use energy.

Enemys that can grab you will do so from many feet away from you and either drag you back to where they are standing or simply teleport onto your person, Again dodge rolling away from them does nothing they will still garb you regardless.

The bosses in the game can knock down spam you to death along with many other enemys in the game doing the same to the point of getting knocked down while knocked down only to be then grabbed and knocked down again.

The more people you play with the more the enemy will do damage to you and get large almost silly amounts of extra health.

Head shots in the game against the base enemy tend to blow there heads clean off but dosent outright kill said now headless enemy, Which then some how without said head can still find you and hit you with psychic melee attacks.

Sometimes your rounds do nothing to the enemy, they pass right through them and do not even bother to register an hit but take your ammo away regardless.

Enemys can hit you with psychic melee attacks from many feet away from you much like the grabbing, Again dodge rolling does nothing and once they swing you are getting hit regardless.

To make endgame gear is a nearly insane, unreasonable amount of work to the point of taking a year or two of grinding out 1 and 2 bits of material per run of a game with a chance of getting nothing at the end of said game in terms of materials you need.

Here is a list of the ingame requirements to make a tier 2 to tier 5 suit.

19,250,000 gold

6750 U tokens

120 tool boxes (handmade cost 7200 rayon, fabric, epoxy, 960 Hrc steel)

550 L tokens (handmade cost 5500 U tokens)

850 A tokens (daily quest reward)

5540 carbon steel (handmade cost 166200 Iron 55400 nicrome)

100 memory alloy

200 Alloy mat box (rare mat)

1360 Hrc steel (handmade cost 27200 Nicrome 5440 carbon steel)

200 shaped derivative additives (epic mat)

250 super polymer bioactive resin (legendary mat)

200 kevlar synthetic fiber

166200 Iron

82600 Nicrome

7200 rayon

7200 fabric

7200 Epoxy

at 375 hours of in game manufacture time for just the armor parts not even taking into account the time needed to make all the handmade mats. There is also a Limit to how much you can que up in said manufacture npc.

All items stack to 100 and you have very limited space in game for storage.

items needed to expand your storage and production ques are priced at 750,000 to 1,000,000 gold a pop.
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56 of 82 people (68%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
21.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 10
This game is not worth $35.00. it plays like a f2p game the paid steam version has almost no players. At anytime there are less than 10 people online, making it impossible to find lobbies to join. In the beginning soloing missions isn't very hard in the beginning but gets more difficult quickly. High level weapons must be crafted and require a ridiculous amount of grinding to actually craft.
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35 of 56 people (63%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 29
Hounds is a good game overall, The atmosphere is great and the enemy variety is reasonable, I'll get into some of the bad aspects first, unfortunately, the price is extremely high on steam, I feel £10.99/$14.99 or their abouts would have been sufficient.

The population is small but you tend to meet a few players in the main hub, and that's just on the European server, Some graphical elements are lacking such as sudden dead ends in hallways and some lacking general detail (objects, litter etc),

Voice acting is mediocre at best but it's nowhere near the worst I have heard, grammar and spelling is acceptable but not perfect, sound effects are generally pretty good and the music adds to the horror atmosphere tremendously, You'll be seeing a lot of cutscenes which are well animated and seems more like a dedicated single player game, except this can be played in Co-op as well.

You can customize your character to a large extent, hairs, faces, beginning clothing and gender choices, I've seen no sign of ADs or the cash shop, and Quests seem to give out large amounts of what would of once been shop currency.

It's a shame that the price will put off many customers, hopefully this review may shed some light on that issue and help to get it reduced, Overall I recommend this game but the current price is extremely steep considering there is a F2P version (with microtransactions however).

Positives

+ Graphics (overall)
+ Sound Effects
+ Environments
+ Cutscenes
+ Storyline
+ No Cash shop
+ Character customization
+ Enemy variety
+ Artificial Intelligence (Overall)
+ Varied NPCs
+ Assortment of armor and weapons
+ Co-op
+ Can be played Solo
+ Ingame store now uses ingame Gold (Not real world money)

Neutral (Doesn't affect overall scoring)

In my opinion it needs some form of AI teammates for solo players

Negative

- Price
- Some graphics
- Voice acting ( The quality but it's good to have voice acting)
- No steam integration (Achievements, Trading Cards)
- Low population (not the games fault per say)
- Grammer/ Spelling (not the worst but could be better)

Overall I do recommend this game, I just hope they lower the price so more players can join in the fun.
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18 of 25 people (72%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
44.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
Bought this game for a grand total of about £6 on one of steams 'special offer weekends' and so far I'm a bit concerned about it, sure it looks fine, plays well but there are niggling issues, TBHJ I haven't got into the crafting stage yet, but what I've seen so far I have to be honest with you potential buyers.

The MOBS: for example I'm playing the 'Patrol' map and shoot the mobs, checking corners as you do in most games of this ilk, only to start being hit from a mob whose spawned right next to me, I thought once you'd cleaned an area out there'd be no more mobs (no wonder the aliens are winning if they have that skill).

The WEAPONS: the first player weapons are ok but lack and I mean REALLY lack in accuracy, I don't think its the weapons per se but rather the coding of the game itself, there have been times I've emptied a whole clip into a mob thats so close I can stab it without seemingly being able to hit it once, only for a split second later it dies. And yet I can hit a mob all the way in the distance with a headshot with the same rifle, and I'm not talking sniper rifles here.

There is work to be done by the devs, and then maybe there will be more players in the future. lets hope as the game has got a future (unlike Humanity).
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80 of 143 people (56%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 29
Hello reader ^^

Before review, I would like to say something about price and all yollo raging comments about F2P and P2W.
Honestly I didn't hear of Hounds before it came to Steam, and till few moments ago I did not know the diference between F2P and Steam version, but this guy explained a lot. http://steamcommunity.com/app/366160/discussions/0/451852225136551778/

So if you read that, what are benefits of Steam version beside Pay2Win excluded?! Just at very start that you need actualy to pay for game is lowering chances by 99% to have cheaters,hackers and those lovely trolls that speaks all possible languages than english.


Review
Hounds: The Last Hope is mixture of FPS and RPG, in a way it reminds me to old Shadowgate Londond from some reason,
but much better in any way, graphic,sound,gameplay...
Altought it is multi-player game, you can easy play it solo (no bots), because game addopt dificulty of levels by number of players and it's levels. So you can play missions on your own with no problem.


Gameplay:
I fell in love with game within first minutes of playing, very helpful tutorial to start and friendly community if you are stuck with something. Someone in game is always willing to help or answer any question you got.
However at some points when you take many quests, and you got help or info pop outs, you can get your monitor overcrowded with text, ONLY outside missions.
I will say in some way that this is one complete game, because I think devs implemented everything there is in it.
Rpg elements,FPs, crafting system, market, PVP, PVE, all kind of tasks and missions that will keep you playing this game until servers die from age ^^
When I said friendly community, I mean it, beside positive attitude of players, while playing game everyone knows what to do, so dont be surprised finishing missions from first attempt.

Graphic
Is very very good. Awesome models, textures and animations, and it is good optimized that can work great on wooden PC's, just look at the bloody system req, It's a joke.

Sound:
Same as graphic very very good. Enjoyable action music, awesome voice-acting, and overall in-game sound is great.


Overall:
Great and fun game, definetly worth it's price, BUT regarding this DLC's is it a joke?! C'mon people 74eur for 2 DLC's ?
I can't approve that, you can buy one if not two AAA games for that, and only so you can build high tier stuff.
In a way I may say OK to that if it had bloody more content in it. My recommendation and suggestion that DLC's like this should NEVER cost more than 4,99.

I am highly recommending this game as a safe buy, BUT WITHOUT damn overpriced DLC's.
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11 of 17 people (65%) found this review helpful
Recommended
51.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
For $8 this game is a nice deal, pretty fun.
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13 of 21 people (62%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
151.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 16
Lovely game, I mean I like it quite a lot. It's filled with action and blood :) Sure it's a grindfest but that's very common these days. Only thing that's not so fun is the low population. For me The price has been worth it the 27gbp I paid, I would say that it should be a 14.99GBP game instead and it would probably attract more people.

It's sad, because the game is overall really cool and would most likely become bigger and better with more people playing it. So I hope others tag along, if you can afford it and spend a few hours then you'll probably like it and stay for a bit :)

Also I find this game very stable. Haven't crashed even once, haven't had any technical problems with it whatsoever.
It also works very well with SLI. But you need to go to the control panel and set it manually.

It looks cool, it's gory and it's got decent content. PLAY IT! :) So I don't have to quit hehe
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