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Hatred overtakes The Witcher 3 and GTA V on Steam

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Geralt hatred

Hatred has done well riding the internet groundswell of controversy. It’s hard for an indie to get attention – with so many out there that could appeal to such a specific audience, it’s difficult to curate indie gaming. Hatred got publicity due to outrage over its ultra-violent content, and that’s working out well for them.

If you head on over to Steam, you can pick up Hatred for a mere $20. Many people seem to be doing so considering that it’s already selling better than GTA V or The Witcher 3 – not too bad for an Adult-Only indie title. Obviously the rating hasn’t hurt sales on Steam, despite the fact that it’s not even allowed to be sold in Germany or Australia. In a press release sent to me, Jaroslaw Zielinski, Destructive Creations’ Creative Director said:

We want to thank everyone who took part in this enormous effort. Especially all our fans and supporters who were so patient and helpful during the game production! As from now on you can wander the outskirts of New York city and test your shooting skills in a very challenging twin-stick shooter!

In case you’ve forgotten, here’s the last gameplay trailer we got from the studio:

I know that this game has sparked a ton of controversy and I totally support it getting an Adult Only rating. However, it still looks like a game that I’d enjoy playing. I like twin-stick shooters and this looks like a darker one that I would have fun with. Plus, I think for us to assume that only by playing as a good character can we learn morality is ignorant; sometimes by stepping into the shoes of a killer we can understand a bit more about why society breeds such broken people. Then again, I have been spending far too much time overseas lately…

Last Updated: June 2, 2015

44 Comments

  1. Lord Chaos

    June 2, 2015 at 08:07

    Can’t say I’m too surprised.

    Might get it, depending on reviews.

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  2. Hammersteyn

    June 2, 2015 at 08:13

    *Adds to wishlist
    Am I doing this right?

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  3. Greylingad[CNFRMD]

    June 2, 2015 at 08:14

    NOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPE

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  4. Hammersteyn

    June 2, 2015 at 08:23

    Also, nice header!

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    • hairyknees

      June 2, 2015 at 09:00

      Nice? NICE? Zoe + Photoshop = MY EYES AAAAH! πŸ˜›

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      • Hammersteyn

        June 2, 2015 at 09:03

        LOL. Geralt is mostly white and grey, and it fits perfectly with the Hatred colour scheme so there’s that

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      • MarryAnderson

        June 2, 2015 at 22:15

        ???? $88 per h0ur @mi12//

        ??? https://www.dailythoughts.com

        ????????????????

        Reply

  5. PoisonedBelial

    June 2, 2015 at 08:25

    They should have made this the theme song m/

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    • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

      June 2, 2015 at 08:35

      I was thinking something more like this….

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      • PoisonedBelial

        June 2, 2015 at 08:36

        I can “Dig” that πŸ˜€

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        • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

          June 2, 2015 at 08:38

          Hehehe….Hehehehe….

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        • Richard

          June 2, 2015 at 09:51

          gees and i thought i had problems

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          • PoisonedBelial

            June 2, 2015 at 14:27

            And what do you mean by that?

          • Richard

            June 2, 2015 at 14:30

            A bunch of men jumping around like kids on a stage in Halloween costumes.

          • PoisonedBelial

            June 2, 2015 at 14:32

            Then I suppose it’s a good thing that you don’t listen to the music then.
            You may get bored of the “Halloween costumes”

          • Richard

            June 2, 2015 at 14:35

            Yup, couldn’t agree more.

        • Deceased

          June 2, 2015 at 10:20

          ^^^ all three these are good examples of why I moved away from American style metals 😐

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          • PoisonedBelial

            June 2, 2015 at 10:35

            Thy Art Is Murder is Australian. πŸ˜›
            Can hear subtle differences in American Deathcore.

            But that said, what did you move to?!

          • Deceased

            June 2, 2015 at 10:51

            Meh, Grindcore, Deathcore even ( what used to be my favourite ) Metalcore all sounds the same to me now -> cannot do it anymore πŸ™

            What I’ve migrated to is ( Melodic ) Death Metal and Viking/Folk Metal πŸ˜€
            m/

          • PoisonedBelial

            June 2, 2015 at 10:55

            m/

        • Peter Pan

          June 2, 2015 at 16:58

          Aren’t they angry! “Snuff” is the only song I’ve liked of theirs that I’ve heard. Do they have any other chilled songs like that? It seems strange that it should come from the same band!

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          • PoisonedBelial

            June 2, 2015 at 18:22

            Of course there are.

            Not many, but check these 2 out:

    • SoulsAdrift

      September 12, 2015 at 21:52

      No

      Reply

  6. kuuu(UMAR)rrrr

    June 2, 2015 at 08:28

    • Hammersteyn

      June 2, 2015 at 08:56

      I don’t see what the fuss is about tbh

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    • Deceased

      June 2, 2015 at 10:35

      Yeah… Now I’m 100% convinced – CoD Multiplayer is 12y/o free for the next 2 days people, we need to get in there while we can :O

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  7. FrankenPC .

    June 2, 2015 at 08:47

    I don’t get it. Is it the equivalent of porn for the revenge obsessed? Would it give them a release so they don’t open up inside a school?

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  8. The Crusader

    June 2, 2015 at 09:08

    Let me know when they change the game so i can be a good guy saving people from bad guys. until they do that, game is really dumb and pointless.

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  9. SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

    June 2, 2015 at 09:24

    [S][s][s][s][s]uckers!

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    • Blood Emperor Trevor

      June 2, 2015 at 10:15

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      • SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

        June 2, 2015 at 13:36

        … (0)(0) …

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  10. Kikmi

    June 2, 2015 at 09:36

    *climbs aboard hype train*

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    • Valenlord

      June 2, 2015 at 09:43

      GET OFF….;-)

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    • Hammersteyn

      June 2, 2015 at 10:15

      *Sees the guy from hatred is the conductor O_o

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  11. Valenlord

    June 2, 2015 at 09:42

    Geralt will kick this mamparra’s ass!!! No one and I mean no one will ever beat Geralt… Unless I am controlling him then he dies ALOT!!

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    • Jonah Cash

      June 2, 2015 at 11:29

      I also tend to die in more fights than live through them πŸ™‚ But I like it….

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      • Aries

        June 2, 2015 at 12:13

        I tend to run out of supply’s quick because my fighting style don’t know of defense

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  12. Deceased

    June 2, 2015 at 10:26

    OH MY GAWD!!! People quick!!! QUICK!!!
    We’ll never get this chance again!!!
    CoD might be 12y/o free for like 2 days!!!

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  13. ReaperOfSquirrels

    June 2, 2015 at 10:43

    I want to see this in action before I really think of getting it… but there won’t be any Twitch streams of this game.

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  14. William Fenton

    June 2, 2015 at 11:27

    It ain’t above it now. Sh1te game that a few fake controversy lovers bought, angsty kid-likes.

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  15. osiris

    June 2, 2015 at 11:58

    Waited patiently on steam and bought it as soon as it was realeased. Its fun like postal was back in the day, getting into police cars and going to different locations and blowing it away. Destructible environments, variety of guns, different locations etc. You execute wounded people to get health back and the police come in droves to gun you down. Does this make me wanna go out and kill people? No it does not. Is it fun? Yes and its different from the CoD clones every year. Thats what counts. The. Game. Is. Fun. ” I won’t play this because its way too violent” —-> but its ok to steal people’s cars and kill prostitutes and run them over and shoot people on the street in gta? Its just a game……grow up

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  16. Ghost In The Rift

    June 2, 2015 at 12:20

    Nah, don’t see the point in murdering pixels and polygons for no apparent reason, people suck seems like a lame excuse to me.

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  17. Niwjere

    June 2, 2015 at 22:56

    “I totally support it getting an Adult Only rating”

    Excuse me, I would like to know why Mortal Kombat X is rated M for Mature, but Hatred, with far less actual violence and gore, somehow deserves an AO rating. I’m fairly certain beating a single individual to near-death with fists and various weapons, then disemboweling them, tearing their head off, burning them alive, or using any other genuinely grotesque finishing move is far more worthy of Adults Only than Hatred‘s relatively tame depiction of top-down spree shooting with the occasional execution (which, when compared to MK’s finishers, are almost all quick and painless deaths).

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  18. Nic_223

    June 3, 2015 at 15:20

    I think today’s games really lack this type of graphic display of violence and gore. Games like GTA V that are often accused of being very violent actually aren’t. I wish GTA V would spend as much time on NPC models and how you can shoot,stab.kill,break them in various ways as they do on their car models.

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