Mythos review

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Imagine a fast-paced action-RPG that combines the brutal, satisfying combat of Diablo with the detailed character building of World of Warcraft. It’s a top-down MMO that takes place in an intricate and storied world full of mythical enemies and powerful loot. It’s a game that sends you and dozens of friends dungeon running together, obliterating hordes of enemies with kaleidoscopic spells. You slay enormous bosses, you level up and you contribute to the glory of your guild.

There’s a great big space in MMO land where that game should be. Mythos spectacularly fails to fill it.

Hellgate open beta launches this week with new PvP arenas and the deadly Cow Room

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Last month we learned that Korean company Hanbitsoft will be bringing back Hellgate: London as a free-to-play MMO. After a short closed beta test earlier this month, they're set to throw open the hell-gates to everyone with the launch of a US and European open beta, kicking off this Thursday June 30. You can sign up for an account and download the client now from the Hellgate site.

Mythos to get European release in April

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The hack and slash MMO Mythos now has a European release date: April 28. The game will be available as a free download, and as a boxed copy for £9.99. The boxed copy comes with £10 worth of in-game items and will grant you access to the head start period kicking off on April 26. There's no news yet on plans for a US release.

The game was initially created by the creators of Diablo and Torchlight, and has been rebuilt as an MMO. You'll find plenty more information on the game on the Mythos site. If you'd like to try the game before it's released, an EU open beta starts on April 12. You can get involved by entering your details into the Mythos beta sign in page. There's a trailer below showing some in-game footage of the creatures you'll be fighting.