It went on to win Game of the Year at this year’s Game Developers Choice Awards, as well as Best Design and Best Audio.
Hades was released on Xbox and PlayStation consoles on August 13, and a week later the game is now the highest rated title on Series X/S and PS5, based on review aggregation site Metacritic, as noted by Twisted Voxel.
The Switch version is in joint fourth place with a Metacritic score of 93. Of the thousands of games released for the Switch in the past four and a half years, the only three games to be scored higher are Super Mario Odyssey (97), The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (97) and The House in Fata Morgana (98).
Hades developer Supergiant was named VGC’s Studio of the Year for 2020.
“Hades has laid groundwork that we hope companies follow for years to come,” wrote Jordan Middler. “It’s certainly not the first game to come from early access and be a success story, but it’s unique in the sense that there’s no caveat.
“Supergiant made a game as transparently as possible, while protecting their staff and releasing in the most difficult year for game development in recent memory.”