a game about family and gay rights. also an amazing roguelike with great mechanics and seemingly endless content. so much content in fact that after i beat the epilogue and most prophecies on the switch, i bought it on steam and am now aiming for full completion. of everything.
this page might contain spoilers for the story! if you want to experience everything yourself, i highly recommend you play hades first.
an ode to my switch playthrough. i've stopped playing on the switch in favor of steam so these stats will stay the same for all eternity.
112 total runs & 95 hours
32 runs to beat for the first time
46 runs to beat for the tenth time
35,694 foes slain & 29,026 total darkness.
a few keepsakes at max, most bonds forged, i'm actually missing one companion somehow.
all but the last mirror upgrades maxed. about half of the weapon aspects maxed. one lone skelly statue...
42/55 prophecies completed. reunited orpheus & eurydice and achilles & patroclus. never got around to pardoning sisyphus though, sorry bud.
all gameplay upgrades at the house contractor. bedchambers fully decked out, plus most of the lounge. ranked up to gamma warden.
nearly everyone's relationships at full hearts.
15 runs to beat for the first time
26 runs to beat for the tenth time (there was one oopsie in elysium)
once a normal person completes these, they're satisfied with their completion of a video game. i am not a normal person. many of these i technically completed on the switch, but alas. i want the validation of 100% on steam so i must do them again.
completed achievements will be italicized.
- escaped tartarus - self-explanatory.
- escaped asphodel - self-explanatory.
- escaped elysium - self-explanatory.
- champion of elysium - clear elysium with extreme measures.
- hold the onions - clear an infernal gate with no damage.
- is there no escape? - clear a run.
- weapon of fate - clear a run with a hidden weapon aspect.
- to charon's credit - earn a loyalty card from charon.
- the useless trinket - earn the first skelly statue.
- skelly's last lamentations - earn the second skelly statue.
- something from everyone - unlock all keepsakes.
- friends forever - max each keepsake.
- rare collectible - equip a companion.
- complete set - unlock all companions.
- blood bound - max any weapon aspect.
- infernal arms - unlock all weapon aspects.
- blessed by the gods - choose 100 different boons.
- thanks, but no thanks - purge a legendary boon.
- tools of the architect - choose 50 different daedalus enchantments.
- arms collector - unlock all infernal arms.
- grown close - forge a bond with any character.
- well versed - complete all olympian codex entries.
- day-or-night trader - trade with the wretched broker 20 times.
- home makeover - buy 50 upgrades from the house contractor.
- had to happen - fulfill 15 prophecies.
- river denizens - catch a fish from each region.
- urge to sing - compel orphels to sing again.
- nyx's mirror - have one rank in each mirror talent.
- night and darkness - reunite nyx and chaos.
- chthonic colleagues - meet all chthonic gods.
- war-god's bloodlust - slay 10,000 shades then talk to ares.
- end to torment - lighten sisyphus' sentence.
- musician and muse - reunite orpheus and eurydice.
- divided by death - reunite achilles and patroclus.
- dark reflections - clear a run with each mirror talent at least once.
- harsh conditions - clear a run with each pact condition at least once.
- master of arms - clear a run with each of the infernal arms.
- slashed benefits - slay foes with each armored perk from the pact of punishment.
- back to work - gain access to the administrative chamber.
- the family secret - complete the story and see the credits.
- one for the ages - complete the epilogue.
- well stocked - buy 9 well of charon items in one run.
- thorn of thanatos - get 30% bonus damage with the pierced butterfly.
- haste of hermes - get 20% dodge chance with the lambent plume.
- death dealer - beat thanatos by 15+ kills.
- friends in high places - use a greater call.
- bad call - use a greater call against a god in their trial.
- skelly slayer - slay skelly 15 times.
- three-headed boy - pet cerberus 10 times.
run clear messages
tidbits that appear above your stats when you beat a run. the fact that they only appear if you beat the run may prove challenging for some of these...
completed messages will be italicized. ones marked with a * were completed only on the switch.
clear number, time, and health
- the first of many? - first clear.
- the big five-oh* - 50 clears.
- happy centennial - 100 clears.
- quarter century - 250 clears.
- five hundred patricides - 500 clears.
- decathlete - 10 clears in a row.
- (close call, though)* - finish run with less than 5% total health left.
- perfect clear - finish run with full health (without using cursed slash or guan yu aspect)
- minotaur's toughness* - finish run with over 400 max health.
- hermes would be jealous - clear in under 12 minutes.
- swiftness of hermes - clear in under 15 minutes.
- slow and steady - clear in over 60 minutes...
- disciple of ... - 6+ boons from the god (or 3+ for hermes). one must be legendary, duos don't count
- duo digger - 4+ duo boons
- pride of olympus - 3+ legendary boons
- olympus caller - use the call 50 times
- master caster - use the cast 1,000 times
- boon purger - purge 5 boons
- 100% olympian free - complete a run with no boons (chaos is okay, purged boons don't matter)
artifacts collected and rooms entered
- poor as a pauper - 0 obols
- swimming in cash - 2,000+ obols
- chthonic keymaster - 7+ keys
- soulva snacker - 65+ meals
- pom-powered - 11+ poms of power
- onion eater - 2+ red onions (failed erebus gates)
- nose for nectar - 7+ total nectar bottles and ambrosia
- made friends along the way - a story room in every region
- fountain finder award - fountain in every region
- big shopping trip, too - enter an optional shop in every region
- favored & envied - complete 2 trials of the gods in different regions
- erebus gatekeeper - enter (not complete) a gate in every region
- middle-management cutter - 5+ miniboss encounters with middle management pact enabled (barge of death doesn't count)
- trove taker - use a trove in every region
- 100% darkness free - complete a run with no mirror upgrades
- fisher king - catch 4+ fish, at least one legendary
- death defier - use 6 death defiances
- robbed thanatos - than gets 0 kills in an encounter
i want to make the house pretty dammit.
ranks, levelling up all weapons/keepsakes/companions, relationship maxing, uhhh