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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31 August

Sep 1st, 2016 - News from Hauntedgames

PRICE LOWERED like promised !!! It´s time to get your copy of Haunted 1: Hells Reach now to be prepared for the DLC to come! Trading cards will follow soon!
All meetings on GAMESCOM in Germany some days ago also brought light and good results for future work and publishing on Haunted 2: Back to Hell...and another project!!!
AND by the way - are you familiar with the area of these 6 images below?
You´re right - this is IRITHYLL of the Boreal Valley from DARK SOULS 3 !!!
But did you know also that it was actually made by one of the "The Haunted Team Members"?

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2 July

News from Hauntedgames

Hello to everybody…
We have given us an overview of the fan-wishes and thank you all for constructive postings and your eMails !!! We want to take that all into account as far as possible. :-)
The first wish we are going to fullfill now is the question for DLC…the DLC-work began (see first preview Jun 24) while we are setting up a new team for Haunted 2 (Back to Hell).
Then we will see a price reduction for the full game.
Thirdly…trading cards.
Okay so far…and do not buy the game from any other place than from STEAM (please read announcement from Jan 3, 2016 carefully !!!) we DID NOT authorize any other sale and Cosmi Valusoft do not have any rights to sell our game, not digital like a steam key and not one physical product.
Finally, as anybody should know, the development of a game like Haunted usually costs from a million bucks upward - THQ went bankruptcy - we never saw the money that was put into the game and in lawyers, although the game was successful, while THQ sold. We are Indies, lost a lot of money and are right now paying again for new dev. - sooo the DLC’s to come can’t be sold for nothing, but also not expensive…for the new start we want you all to buy it ! :-)
Thank you and have fun !!!

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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
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Lupo
1.5 hrs
Posted: 25 September
Product received for free
Awsome game.
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Lego Evinion
5.9 hrs
Posted: 13 September
The Haunted Hell's Reach is an all out blast to play. It's a horror indie arcade action thirdperson shooter with a great mix of melee combat. Visuals, level design and dynamic effects are impressive. This game drop's you right into action and leaves all the boring stuff out. Don't expect a long drawn out story with loads of dialogue and character development. If that's what you want look elsewhere. Do you like a challenging shooter/survival game that has you frantically shooting and dodging demons? This game was created for people like you!
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Coroner
32.3 hrs
Posted: 10 September
Great maps, great weapons and upgrades, zombie hoardes... really fun game for me.
I enjoy this more than KF.

Can't wait for the second one!
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Erudite Incubus
32.1 hrs
Posted: 11 August
Just a bit too janky (and dead) to really recommend.
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Partizan
0.2 hrs
Posted: 8 August
Bought this for a dollar at Office Depot. I guess it was worth a dollar.
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Chuckles Helicopter Wigwam Jones
2.2 hrs
Posted: 22 July
It was fun for a while but its pretty dead
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Apparently Kid
1.6 hrs
Posted: 4 July
It's literally just a Killing Floor ripoff, which isn't always a bad thing. Problem is killing floor has a player base, as well as mod support. This has 8 levels and is 100% dead. So this means playing by yourself against terrible AI bots. The levels are big, with good verticality. The movement is good, with jump/slide/melee and other components. Graphics and damage modeling are decent. Problem is the gameplay. You play 4 waves, each which take like 10 min and way too long. The ai just spawns guys right next to you that run straight at you, stand there, or get stuck on objects. Most of the guys look the same, and later guys are previous guys with more armor or an extra weapon. Each character uses the same gun, of which there are 3, and you slowly upgrade to a better version with no new firing. Ammo you just randomly get from guys when game decides to drop it, which can be right when youve run out of all weapon ammo. I did find like 3 extra weapons in 8 total levels so I don't know how that works but dont expect to pick any up. Theres random time things you destroy for no specific reason. Then you get to the final boss, who for some reason isn't explained how you hurt him and on beginner difficulty can kill you in 3 seconds of 1 attack. The game is just super boring, repetitive, terrible difficulty curves, and not much fun, especially by yourself. Even though there are multiple levels you'll be doing the same thing and there's no real reason to play more than 1.
5/10.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.9 hrs on record
Posted: 12 September
I remember playing this when i was in 6th grade LOL, I think this game and Killing Floor has desensitized me to gore in video games and appriciate it more. Sure the game is old AF but hey its literally a kick ♥♥♥ run and gun gory shooter were you kill demons in the most gruesome ways. Thumbs Up Yosh!,
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: 25 August
This game is awesome!!! I love the weapon upgrades and gameplay is super fun!!! People on here are very nice to play with but of course playing with friends is great as well. Many laughs playing this game...Pretty funny cheesyness in the game but hey I love it!!! Must buy it Try it!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: 5 September
It's been a long time since I touched this game so maybe the mechanics have improved. Overall, I felt the game was extremely clunky and not necessarily terrible but not necessarily good either.

Obviously, a lot of people like it so maybe I'm the weird one out. But I'm not crazy enough about this game that I'd go back and play it again.
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25 of 28 people (89%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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36 of 51 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: 15 January, 2014
Shocked this game only scores 51/100

Great Blast, sending the weird & wacky undead back to hello

:)
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
29.7 hrs on record
Posted: 14 June, 2015
After minutes playtime i think it feels like and combination of "Resident Evil 4" "Serious Sam" and "Nation Red"

Waves of many Enemies to shoot, the maps looking different each other, everyone with an different style, the weapons upgrade system is good made and make the battles a bit more interessting, the enemys have different classes make the waves more challenging after time.

Not a MUST HAVE and i think BETTER buy in a sale, but if not the money is not wasted, the game is simple made but the action is awesome.

+ Kill dozens of enemys
+ Singleplayer beatable
+ Gore and blood
+ 5 weapon types with a lot of upgrades
+ Lots of enemie classes
+ Good Action
+ Good made maps

- Could be more played online... but if you got friends its ok

Oh and at least, the characters are DAMN GOOD MADE, i love them all 4, for a game like this, the characters have a strong personality.
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17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: 10 November, 2011
Difficulty: Hard
The Bottom Line: Worth Playing/Good
Score: 7.5

Note: This Game Been Tried Out And Reviewed In Offline Mode or On Another Steam Account And Or Consoles.

The Haunted: Hells Reach is a sorta hard game to nail down. In describing it "Its sorta like Killing Floor..but with more of a Resident Evil 4/5 The Mercenaries 3rd person perspective and execution style melee with fast action.

Make no mistake, Hells Reach is a simple, straight-forward, zombie wave survival game in the same vein as titles like killing.

Overall: If your a fan of 3rd person action shooters with great melee that gives you a good challenge,this is your game. The devs are Very active on the Steam forums. They have plans for plenty of free updates and continuing DLC. The game is also only $20.

Do the math. It equals fun.
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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19 of 27 people (70%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.4 hrs on record
Posted: 13 December, 2014
Glad to see this is back. Great game.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: 9 June, 2015
This is just a simple run and gun shoot em or smack them ( with melee weapon ) video game.
That's basically it and nothing else.
Which is not putting this game down in any way, but if your looking for something with more depth or story
to it then I can only suggest look for something else.
Here there is no crafting of weapons, rpg elements, leveling up of characters, mission oriented goals or anything else of interest.
It's just shoot to kill, then run and survive as long as you can.
If you want action without anything else then this is the game for you.
Otherwise look for something more challenging in other ways.
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