Hatred is a 2015 shoot-'em-up game developed and published by Destructive Creations.
The player character, who is referred to as "Not Important", is a misanthropic mass-killing sociopath who begins a "genocide crusade" to kill as many human beings as possible.
Why It Sucks
- The game blatantly rips-off the first POSTAL game. It existed only to cause controversy and tries way too hard to be edgy and dark, but ends up failing in every way possible.
- Also, the game's title font clearly rips off the font used in Doom's logo.
- The game suffers numerous performance issues, such as lag and frame rate drops.
- The overall game experience is very boring. Many of the victims are defenceless civilians and a few police officers, which offers very little to no challenge whatsoever. Killing so many "enemies" that don't fight back can become tiresome and repetitive pretty quickly.
- There are many bugs and glitches.
- There is a noticeable lack of gameplay variation.
- The game is very short and can be finished in just a few hours.
- Not Important's voice acting is rather poor, and his monologues are cringe-worthy.
- There is even an unsatisfying ending that doesn't even accomplish Not Important's goal.
- A nuclear power plant cannot explode like a bomb. Nuclear bombs require a critical mass of Uranium-235, while nuclear fuel mostly consists of Uranium-238.
- You can actually find a correct administrator's password at the end, but it doesn't affect the ending at all.
- By the way, how a password of the administrator of such an important object can contain only three characters? Three digits, to be precise? To be even more precise - the same digit repeated three times? Any social network would reject such a weak password.
- Not Important never gives any reason as to why he's going on his "genocide crusade" nor why he hates humanity. Along with the ending, this renders the plot pretty much pointless. Even the first POSTAL game, which was heavily criticized for its unclear storyline, had a better narrative.
- The game can be enjoyable for some audiences when not taken seriously, despite the lack of variety.
- The detail and the graphics are awesome. The fact that it was made in Unreal Engine 4 helps.
- The violence in Hatred is surprisingly not that graphic compared to games like Mortal Kombat, Doom or Splatterhouse, but what makes the game shocking is just the idea of going around killing innocent bystanders.
- Some good dialogues from Not Important, especially: "Can you hear your guardian angel crying? I can."
- There are several mods to improve the game. Including some that make it a FPS, add color or increase the difficulty.
- The game was successful enough to spawn its own spin-off comic franchise, starting with Subscribe or Die followed by the currently-upcoming Black Label.
Hatred received generally negative reviews. It received an aggregated score of 42/100 on Metacritic based on 46 reviews.
Several video game press outlets responded to the game's announcement trailer, particularly in condemnation of its "portrayal of wanton violence". They then had to write more articles explaining how they weren't doing the exact same thing Jack Thompson was doing a decade earlier. These were unconvincing.
Critics compared the game to Manhunt, Postal, and Mortal Kombat, other video games considered controversial for their amount of violence—and felt that Hatred "will generate just as much controversy". It didn't.