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Hellgate: London

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Hellgate: London
Hellgate: London cover
Developers
Flagship Studios
2008 re-release HanbitSoft
Steam T3 Entertainment
Publishers
Bandai Namco Entertainment
Electronic Arts
2008 re-release and Steam HanbitSoft
Release dates
Windows October 31, 2007
Reception
Metacritic 70
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person, Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Shooter, Open world, RPG
Art styles Realistic
Themes Europe, Supernatural
Series Hellgate
Hellgate: London on HowLongToBeat
Hellgate: London on IGDB
Hellgate: London guide on StrategyWiki
Hellgate: London on MobyGames
Hellgate: London on Wikipedia
Hellgate
Hellgate: London 2007
Hellgate VR 2021

Hellgate: London is a singleplayer and multiplayer first-person and third-person action, shooter, open world and RPG game in the Hellgate series.

Key points

Multiplayer servers were shutdown February 1, 2009.
Steam release is single-player only and incompatible with multiplayer revival mod.

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM 7 DRM.
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Windows
Steam
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Windows

Version differences

Steam version is single player only. A full list of differences between the original release and the Steam version can be found here.
Steam version does not include 64-bit executable or DirectX 10

Demo

A free singleplayer demo in English can be downloaded here or here.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Hellgate\Settings\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/939520/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Hellgate\Save\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/939520/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
OneDrive
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud

Video

Graphics Settings.
Graphics Settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
On/Off setting with an unspecified level, possibly 4x
Anti-aliasing (AA)
"Disabled, Low, Medium, High, and Very High" options are "None, 2X MSAA, 4X MSAA, 16X CSAA, and 16XQ CSAA" respectively
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Might not work on newer Windows versions.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Input

Mouse Settings.
Mouse Settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Sensitivity lower than 1.0 causes issues with very slow mouse movements.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support

Audio

Audio Settings.
Audio Settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound, music and UI.
Surround sound
Up to 7.1 output.
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Spanish

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play
Original servers have been shut down; use London 2038.

Connection types

VR support

3D modes Native Notes
vorpX
G3D
User created game profile, see vorpx forum profile introduction.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c, 10 Extreme Shader preset, which includes DoF and Motion Blur, requires DX10 to be enabled.
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements

These are the retail requirements.
Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 6 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 6200
ATI Radeon 9000 chipset or greater

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/939520/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (939520) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References