Hellpoint is a new sci-fi Souls-like action RPG that just came out on the PC. The game uses the Unity Engine and since tinyBuild has provided us with a review code, we’ve decided to report on the quality of the PC version.
In order to test the game and capture some the following screenshots, we used an Intel i9 9900K with 16GB of DDR4 at 3600Mhz. Naturally, we’ve paired this machine with an NVIDIA RTX 2080Ti. We also used Windows 10 64-bit and the latest version of the GeForce drivers. We’ve also included MSI Afterburner in our screenshots in order to give you an idea of the in-game performance.
Now the good news here is that Hellpoint runs like a charm on the PC. In 4K and on Ultra settings, we were averaging between 85-105fps. Needless to say that the game will run comfortably – on lower resolutions – on a wide range of PC configurations. We also did not experience any stuttering issues, something that most Unity-powered games suffer from.
The reason we did not benchmark the game with any other GPU is simple; Hellpoint is not that demanding. In other words, it would be a waste of time to keep switching different GPUs for a game that can run smoothly in pretty much all modern-day GPUs. Therefore, we’ve decided to focus on other things – like PC features and stability – on this article. This is something we’ve done with other games (like Halo 3, Fairy Tail and Nascar Heat 5), and we’ll be doing with other smaller games too.
With this out of the way, it’s also worth noting that Hellpoint works wonderfully with both a gamepad and K&M. The game offers proper K&M on-screen prompts, and there is no mouse acceleration or smoothing issues. If you’ve been playing other third-person melee games with your mouse and keyboard, you’ll be able to enjoy Hellpoint. And that’s a big plus, especially when other bigger companies are not offering proper K&M controls in their PC games.
Graphics-wise, Hellpoint is not particularly impressive. The game has some cool effects and some interesting character models. However, there is nothing on screen that will make you go “wow, that looks awesome“. Animations are also not as smooth as we were hoping. Truth be told, Cradle Games is a small studio so we should keep this in mind. So, for a Souls-like game, Hellpoint looks fine, though it will not impress anyone with its graphics.
In conclusion, Hellpoint runs great on the PC. The game does not require a high-end CPU or GPU, and can run with 60fps on a wide range of PC systems. Additionally, it does not suffer from any major technical issues like stutters, crashes or graphical artifacts. There are some minor AI issues (like enemies getting stuck occasionally behind some objects), though we can assume that the team will improve this via a future update.