GameSpy reviews Hellgate: London and concludes:
"In the end, those who sank hundreds of hours into Diablo and Diablo II or even those looking for a relatively light, enjoyable action RPG will find a lot to enjoy in the 20-hour or so single-player campaign or the free co-op system (once the inevitable series of patches address the bugs). But for those who didn't, the short-lived mindless monster-killing corpse-looting joy just won't be enough to finish the basic story, to say nothing of a monthly subscription. If the development team had poured half the creativity and personality into the setting, character, content or story as they did into the fighting and looting, the game might have become a modern-day classic. Instead, what comes out of this Hellgate often feels a little underwhelming."
+ Enjoyable combat
+ Varied classes
+ Tons of fun randomized loot
+ Decent storyline
+ Fun single-player campaign
- Badly implemented multiplayer component
- Slowdowns and crashes
- Randomized levels
- Boring quests.
Rating: 3 stars (out of 5) - Fair