Eight months ago the first trailer for Hatred was tossed into the digital ocean with the intention of creating ripples of outrage. Now that the game's finally here, it's one of the top-selling games on Steam. If only the designers at Destructive Creations were as good at making video games as they are at marketing them. I still don’t know, though, whether Hatred goes “too far.” Somehow it manages to go too far while simultaneously not going far enough. Hatred is a twin-stick shooter that displays its dreary world from an overhead perspective. The player is cast as a nameless antagonist who has decided to go on a mass killing spree. He shoots his way through neighborhoods, sewers (of course there are sewers), outdoor shopping areas, military bases, and more. Literally the only things he can do are move and kill. Well, that and grumble drivel like “Can you hear your guardian angel crying?” When he is wounded, he heals himself by executing victims as they crawl along the ground, typically while a graphic video of the execution plays on screen. If he chooses not to kill, people run from him in terror anyway, which makes the game sadder and more interesting. The police will eventually arrive and shoot him to death despite his nonviolent resistance. Read the complete review.