Hell Let Loose Review (PlayStation 5)

This Hell Let Loose review takes a look at this realistic World War Two first-person shooter with open battles of 100 players with infantry, tanks, artilleryHell Let Loose Review, a dynamically shifting front line, and a unique resource-based strategic meta-game. This is World War Two at a scale you’ve never played before.

Hell Let Loose

Hell Let Loose Review Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • 7.90GB download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • The controller has four layout choices.
  • Graphics – brightness slider and motion blur.
  • Adaptive triggers – on/off.
  • Crossplay support is optional.
  • Set your own name to show in-game.
  • Toggle settings for lean, ADS, and sprint.
  • Invert axis and sensitivity sliders for aiming, ads aiming, and map movement.
  • The Field Manual is your how-to-play section. It is all text-based and covers everything.
  • Tactical WWII fps game.
  • Find match – set region, private lobbies, and cross-play.
  • Has 3 factions – Germany, Soviet Union, and the United States.
  • Three chat levels-Local, squad only, and leader.
  • Deploy/spawn in waves. Visible spawn timer.
  • The deploy map has clear markings and a legend.
  • Realistic and impressive surround sound.
  • 50v50 mode.
  • 14 roles to pick from like rifleman, medic, sniper, anti-tank, etc.
  • Vehicles are in the game from the truck to the tanks.
  • On-screen prompts with helpful tips and tricks.
  • Dark gritty atmosphere.
  • Using voice chat and proper speak elevates the game to the next level.
  • Character customisation for each role – helmet, head, and uniform along with loadout.
  • Practice area.
  • Hardcore shooter in terms of no spectate or kill cam etc.
  • Excellent music and sound effects and best played with headphones.
  • Down but not out state so you can be revived along with the option to just straight up die.
  • The end-of-game scoreboard broke down my squad and team.
  • Vote to kick system.
  • Pre-match warm-up.
  • Has MAG vibes to it from the way the comms work to the grand scale of it all.
  • Vehicles are a case of starting the engine and you can swap seats etc.
  • You can build spawn points, drop-in supplies, call in airstrikes.
  • It has vaulting over walls and through windows.
  • Quick friends list launcher.
  • Nine infantry classes – officer, rifleman, assault, automatic rifleman, medic, support, machine gunner, anti-tank, and engineer.
  • Two armor classes – tank commander and crewman.
  • Commander role.
  • All the feedback with the controller definitely adds the next level of atmosphere and immersion.
  • Two recon classes – spotter and sniper.
  • Uses the same style of menu and system as Battlefield in that you see the squads and join them, see spawn points, etc.

Hell Let Loose

Hell Let Loose Review Cons:

  • How to play is just a series of text pages.
  • A lot to take in.
  • Only has quick match search.
  • It’s one of those games where you need to watch YouTube videos just to learn the mechanics and play style.
  • No feedback on deaths.
  • Daunting experience.
  • Text is oh so small especially in-game.
  • Nothing is very welcoming, just a cold opening menu then into a warzone.
  • Spawn camping is a thing and a common one at that.
  • No comms really kills it or if someone Lone wolves it.
  • Constant fps drops.
  • You constantly feel left out.
  • Several times I went in using a controller and I couldn’t bring up any menus to leave, edit settings or look at bindings.
  • Hard to pick out the enemy.
  • A lot of just running across an empty land.

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Hell Let Loose

Hell Let Loose:

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Developer: BLACK MATTER

Publisher: TEAM17

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  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Sound - 9/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10
8/10

Summary

Make no mistake about it, Hell Let Loose is a gritty no-nonsense tactical shooter on the grand stage. It will not break you in, nor will it try and help you or nurture you, it will drop you into the chaotic menus and bad performing battlefield of life. I just could not get on with it, granted that maybe my diet of arcade shooters and games like Battlefield have made me soft and unable to get a grip but I found Hell let loose to be every bit as impenetrable as Squad. It requires teamwork, comms, and dedication to which I will never have time for. I always felt alone and isolated and when I did get a bit of a reprieve, I would spend it just running around the barren wasteland until I got one-shotted from like 20 miles away. Hell let loose is not a bad game, it’s a hardcore players game built for them, and for everyone else, it’s a slog, it’s hours of YouTube videos and getting better over time. I didn’t have the time or patience for it and that’s on me but I still strongly believe that this is a game for the few and not the masses. Being on PlayStation and adding the extra layer of immersion means it slightly edges out the PC version for me personally. I suspect the console version will do just fine.

Jim Smale

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