In 2010, Dead Space devs Visceral Games took a bit of a break from the series and gave us a game based on Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy. You know it as Dante’s Inferno. And now, it’s the latest game added to Xbox One’s backwards compatibility service, joining the likes of the original Darksiders, Deadly Premonition and of course, the entire Dead Space series.
The game followed Dante as a Templar knight from the Crusade, who is guided by the spirit of the poet Virgil. Dante must fight through the nine Circles of Hell to rescue his lover Beatrice from the clutches of Lucifer. Dante wielded Death’s Scythe, and like in God of War, could use it in a variety of combos and finishing moves. The game received praise for its depiction of Hell, but was bogged down by repetitive gameplay and being mentioned in the same breath as, well, God of War.
With the game’s cliffhanger ending, there were hints that EA was going to produce a sequel. Unfortunately, as we know now, that seems unlikely. Do yourself a favour, and give Visceral some love by tracking this one down if you haven’t already played it.