If you’re jumping into Hades for the first time, you might be wondering if it has co-op or multiplayer options. Here’s what you need to know.
Let’s cut to the chase: Hades is a completely solitary affair. In other words, it’s single-player only. We know, we know; slicing through the demons of the underworld would be way more fun if you had a co-op player by your side, but that’s just not the way battling out of Hell works, it seems.
So if you were hoping to play Hades in multiplayer or co-op, we’re sorry. As a roguelike, Hades is built for just one player. It doesn’t mean you can’t get your friends involved in the fun, however. We find that this is the perfect game to take in turns. Allow us to explain.
Perhaps you and a friend could each take it in turns to complete a full run. You can see who gets the farthest, for example. Or if you manage to finish, taking down the final boss, you’ll be given a report screen telling you how well you did.
You could also take it in turns by passing the controller between you each time you enter a new room. This way is more co-operative than competitive, but it’s a nice way to play the game together. And since each room is usually very short and sweet, it means everyone gets equal amounts of play time. And it’s like a game of Russian roulette when it comes to who’ll get to fight the boss…