Winner of 2010′s Make Something Unreal contest, The Haunted: Hells Reach is a fast-paced horror game where your goal is to liberate cursed places and survive the assault of Hell.
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Release Date: 24 Oct, 2011

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4 January

2016 - it goes on!

SyA salutes all friends of "The Haunted: Hells Reach" and wishes a successful and healthy 2016!!! Here are the news:

Like everyone knows, was "The Haunted: Hells Reach" 2012 a victim of the insolvency of THQ. The console versions could not be completed and the license to sell the PC version has been, as well as the distribution rights of many other videogames, acquired by Cosmi on the purchase of THQ subsidiary Valusoft (Press Release Apr 25, 2012).

Needless to say that the video game marketing ran then absolutely differently than planned between THQ and SyA.

On November 4/5, 2013, the companies SyA - Signo y Arte (Licensor) and Cosmi Valusoft (Licensee) signed a contract for the premature termination of their Publishing and Distribution Agreement by end of the day March 31, 2014. For this purpose, the following public statement was agreed and issued on Nov 11, 2013: "Cosmi Valusoft and the Licensor of “The Haunted: Hell’s Reach” Signo y Arte, S.L., have reached an agreement under which all rights to “The Haunted: Hell’s Reach”, have reverted to Licensor, and Licensor is free to bring the game to market."

About two months after the last permitted sales by Cosmi Valusoft the game was relaunched by SyA. Unfortunately we had to take note of the fact (immediately after the relaunch and our last report in the community Dec 2014) that we were not the only ones, and still are, which sell "The Haunted: Hells Reach" - even though we have NOT assigned rights to distribute/sell the game to others. This led to unexpected legal considerations and SyA again could not act as it was desired. In other words, we now also have to bear the additional costs of Investigation, criminal charges and damages actions in the different countries in addition to our extremely high losses due to the insolvency of THQ.

The GOOD news - due to the criminal investigations we saw that there are more friends of Haunted, as we thought because of what we saw until then. Also the market appraisal of SyA and THQ were correct - quite contrary to other opinions. That's why SyA will reactivate the plans for "THE HAUNTED: BACK TO HELL" from October, 2011.

In addition, and in the meantime we think about the completion of DLC/Add-on for "The Haunted: Hells Reach" for all legally acquired games.

So, it goes on and 2016 will be an exciting year.

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About This Game

All Hell Has Broken Loose!!! The Haunted is a fast paced third person action horror game that focuses on delivering an intense multiplayer experience. Your goal is to liberate cursed places and survive the assault from the minions of Hell. The game features several multiplayer modes such as co-op survival, demons vs. humans and demonizer.

Key features:

  • Addictive cooperative online and offline gameplay for up to 4 players!
  • Multiplayer versus mode! Humans vs Demons in exhilarating and distinct game modes “Battle” and “Demonizer”.
  • 8 larger environments with unique level events such as meteor showers and lightning storms which affect the gameplay.
  • Over 30 upgradeable weapons and hidden special weapons and items.
  • Free future updates and DLC!
  • Custom level and modification support!
  • Powered by Unreal Engine 3.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Pentium Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 2.8GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3.0 graphics card with 256MB of memory (NVIDIA GeForce 7900GS, ATI Radeon 2000 series or higher)
    • DirectX®: 9
    • Hard Drive: 4GB of free hard drive space
    • Sound: DirectX compatible sound card
Helpful customer reviews
22 of 23 people (96%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: 2 November, 2015
"Hidden Gem" is the only word I can describe this game.

The game itself seems to be a little dated, however, the fun is not.

Here's what I thought

Graphics and FXs
It is surprisingly good.

Characters are well-designed. There are several type of enemies as well as their variations. However, I feel that it could be better if they added some different models for the same enemy, to keep things interesting for the whole round.

Gore FX, imho, is better in certain situation compared to newer games with next-gen gore system. As it stands, it serves the game too well. (can be a little too much at times)

Maps are good, seriously, there are better than many newer games of similar theme. There are many neat details that will make you go "WOW", again, maps are good. ;D

Gameplay
Simple concepts, excellent executions. The game seems to design for soloing, but somehow, they make it so that you have to work together. A competitive co-op kind of gameplay, but encourages playing together.

This game describes the word 'challenging' very well. It is not hard, but challenging. You will be occupied for the whole round. It is intense, to the point that it might not be suitable for casual players.

Weapons are balanced, imho. They make it so that your starting gear can do something in late round. They are put into 4 categories, Melee / Pistol / Shotty / Machinegun. You get new weapons by upgrading, and each upgrade is really something, not just hit harder. Upgardes are performance-related imo.

As soon as you jump into the round, start shooting, meleeing. I am honest that you will start thinking of Resident Evil. (especially 4, and the laters) I personally think that ___COM should make their several latest REs' controls similar to this, rather than the awkward controls as they tried to maintain stop and aim from older tittles.

Anyway, actual gameplay can explain better than words:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=546460819

Overall
Good game for a cheaper price, if you have some friends to play with, it is worth to try (solo is fine too, though coop is better imo)
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
29.0 hrs on record
Posted: 9 November, 2015
This game is a hidden gem and a masterpiece, it's probably the most underrated game ever. This game still has a lot of potential and i wish that something can be done to revive it and increase the popularity and amount of players.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: 6 November, 2015
A highly underrated game. Fans of Left4Dead, Killing Floor, Payday or the like surely will enjoy this game. Lots of great surprises.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: 28 December, 2015
Resident Evil: Mercenaries meets Left 4 Dead. Needs more people playing muliti-player, over all fun to play once you understand whats going on.
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: 9 January
Most amazing game since DOOM. Literally full of coop action, and is a whole lot of fun with friends.

The game was also made 4 years ago, and I love it more than 90% of all the other games I have in my library. Seriously, it's truly amazing.
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