Game details

Game:
Dante's Inferno
AKA
Genre:
Action
Sub Genre:
Horror
Release Date (US):
February 9th, 2010
Release Date (UK):
February 9th, 2010
Players:
1
Online Players:
N/A
Developers:
EA Redwood Shores
Publisher:
Electronic Arts
Rating:
M [Mature]
PSU Rank:
191 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
168 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Also available on Xbox 360 and PSP

About Dante's Inferno

Dante's Inferno is a third-person action adventure video game to be published by Electronic Arts. The game is based off the cantina of the same name from Dante Aligheri's epic poem The Divine Comedy.

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PSU Review Score
7.5
Avg. user review score:
7.3

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Summary

Dante's Inferno offers little new to a genre dominated by franchises like God of War, yet it's graphical depiction of Hell helps create an interesting, and entertaining experience. As a game that took an awful lot of liberties with the original story, more liberties should have been taken with the gameplay to set it apart from its competitors.

We like

  • The brilliant visual depiction of Hell
  • The holy vs. unholy leveling system
  • The mature elements, both in the subject and presentation

We dislike

  • The lack of originality in the gameplay
  • The repetitive combat that only feels challenging towards the end of the game
  • The fact other games did what Dante's Inferno tried to do better

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Fighting your way through an adaptation of what is widely considered one of the greatest works of world literature is uncharted territory for a videogame. So when it was announced Visceral Games and EA were working on a game based on the poem Dante's The Divine Comedy, it's easy to see why we were a bit skeptical that this particular medium would make for a compelling gameplay experience. After playing through Dante's Inferno,...

Dante's Inferno News

  • Dante's Inferno 2 hinted on Visceral writer's blog

    Fresh evidence indicating Visceral Games is beavering away on a follow-up to Dante’s Inferno has surfaced online this week. Visceral writer Joshua Rubin’s blog classifies him as the “sole writer for a Major Unannounced Sequel” at Visceral, and says he is “creating a ma...

  • Dante's Inferno sequel not up to Visceral Games

    Visceral Games’ Zach Mumbach has revealed that the developer has no say as to whether or not we’ll see a sequel to its recent hack n’ slash outing Dante’s Inferno. Chatting with the folks at Joystiq, Mumbach commented, "We sit in one building on one floor, so we're co...

  • Visceral drops more hints on Dante's Inferno 2

    More evidence that developer Visceral Games is working on a sequel to Dante’s Inferno has cropped up this week in the form of a second job advertisement posting on EA’s official website. According to the posting, the firm is looking to hire fresh talent for a "sequel to a major n...

  • Dante's Inferno 2 in the works?

    A recent job posting by the chaps at Visceral Games has indicated that the studio is working on a sequel to Dante’s Inferno. The posting – which advertises for an environment artist – states: "This project is the sequel to a major new IP at the award-winning Visceral Games,...

  • Dante's Inferno is all for PS3 exclusives; demo and 'Divine Edition'

    An early demo of Dante’s Inferno is headed to the PlayStation 3 in the U.S. today, weeks before the Xbox 360 version. European games will get the demo on December 24 on both systems. Showing more love for the PS3, Visceral Games announced today the ‘Divine Edition’ of Dante&rsq...

  • Spend the holidays in hell with Dante's Inferno demo

    Visceral Games announced today that it will release a demo for Dante’s Inferno in December. The ‘Gates of Hell’ demo includes the first level, and will help show off Visceral Games’ adaptation of Dante’s Alighieri’s epic poem, The Divine Comedy. In the demo yo...

  • Dev hints at Dante's Inferno DLC

    Lead developer for Dante’s Inferno Jonathan Knight has hinted that downloadable content is in the pipeline for the hellish action romp, though made it clear we won’t be privy to any information until later in the year. Speaking to VG247 at Electronic Arts’ spring showcase last w...

  • Dante's Inferno to be unleashed in 2010

    Electronic Arts announced today that it has pencilled in Dante’s Inferno for release in 2010. The publisher also confirmed that Starz Media will be creating a special animated feature film based on the title, though no release date for the project was given. Eagle eyed readers should recogn...

  • Images of Dante's Inferno bring back memories

    When Electronic Arts first introduced the world to Dante's Inferno, literary aficionados wept. How often have literary masterpieces failed as video game adaptations? Beowulf, anyone? Then came the announcement that Dante's Inferno would be a hybrid of God of War and Dead Space, which certainly added...

  • More Dante's Inferno details unleashed

    It's billed as Dead Space meets God of War, with controls that feel mighty similar to the latter. Still, Electronic Arts may have quite the gem on their hands with this unique/generic IP (depending on how you want to look at it). Future Publishing's PSM3 has revealed further details on the legendary...

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