There aren't many games where you get to saunter around the nine circles of hell with a giant scythe you've plucked out of Death's cold lifeless hands, but thats exactly what Dante's Inferno offers up to gamers.
You can grab a copy of the game on the PS3 and Xbox 360 for £12.95 from Zavvi, which'll make you a great saving of just over £7 on the next best offer of £19.98 from Amazon on both platforms.
- Click here to buy Dante's Inferno on the PS3 for £12.95 from Zavvi
- Click here to buy Dante's Inferno on the Xbox 360 for £12.95 from Zavvi
The story is thoroughly absorbing and full of fascinating characters and mythical creatures, which is hardly surprising considering the game's been adapted from a classic piece of literature.
Each circle of hell is completely unique and perfectly designed to mirror the sins of their inhabitants, some of which have become horribly twisted depictions of their former selves due to the amount of torment that they've had to endure.
Dante can fight off the ungodly hordes that he comes across using a combination of his two main weapons, Death's scythe for close encounters and the Holy cross to take out enemies at a distance, as well as wielding magic and relics. Whilst you're able to perform quite a few moves and combos that should make you veer away from simple button bashing, the fact that the majority of enemies are easily dispatched often reduces combat to something more simplistic than you'd like.
Simply hacking your way through undead minions isn't the way to safely deliver yourself from the jaws of hell, you'll have to use your mind as well in order to overcome several tricky puzzles that provide you with a bit of a breather in between action segments.
The one big downside to the game is the tired and worn out fixed camera angles, which in my opinion no longer have a place in the gaming world, as they generally lead to immense frustration and can hinder you during crucial moments.
All in all, Dante's Inferno is a great looking game that'll bring a true classic of the literary world into the homes of a wider audience.
Thanks to andywedge @ HUKD