The Hive Review

In our new The Hive review you will read about the main features, gameplay and other important information about the game. You can check its Steam Page to get some extra details.

Gameplay – The Hive review

The Hive is a single player RTS game with RPG elements, in which the player will control an insectoid army in order to explore the dangerous underground world and get out to the surface. The gameplay is very familiar for RTS games of the genre – you control the workers to collect resources and build a base, at the same time hiring an army and using it to explore surroundings.

There is no multiplayer in the game, only the campaign mode is available. It consists of 10 unique mission maps with its own set of tasks and an interesting storyline. Also in there are RPG elements in The Hive. Units gain experience and new levels, improving their character sets. So they can also be equipped with various relics that will give them additional opportunities in battle.

Graphics and Controls

What catches your eye is the level of graphics. For an indie project, the graphics in the game are at a very high level. The details are well-drawn, on the maps, there are many different places in order to simply explore the area or find hidden treasures and dangerous enemies. Buildings, units and the environment complement each other perfectly.

The Hive graphics

In general, the control in the game is normal, intuitive and easy to get used to. Of the minuses, it is worth noting that the control scheme is a bit limited and it is not easy to customize it to fit your playing style.

Sound and narrative

Good sound design and a big plus – voice acting dialogues. The music is quite atmospheric, except that on its background the rest of the sounds in the game lack variety.

What confused me in the first minutes of the game. At the very beginning of the game, you see a video that humanity is forced to leave its native planet. So now it tries to find a new one for life. However, from the very first mission, we play for the insectoid hive, the only race currently available. In general, the plot is interesting, albeit linear.

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Review
  • Summary
    70Total Score

    Our reviews are based on five criteria that allow us to give the most accurate assessment of the game. Gameplay displays the main features of the game, mechanics and overall player's game interaction. Narrative reveals the main storyline, well-written dialogue and the impact of the player's actions on the world around them, as well as the atmosphere. Graphics shows how well a game looks visually, regardless of type and perspectives. Sound is how well the dialogue and sounds of the game are sounded, as well as how the music and soundtracks accompany the game. Last but not least, Controls are how comfortable they are and allow the player to expect full control over their character.

    • Gameplay
      70
    • Narrative
      70
    • Graphics
      80
    • Sound
      70
    • Controls
      60
Pros&Cons
      • Interesting campaign with epic missions
      • Good RTS with RPG aspects
      • UI needs some improvements
      • Too short (10-15 hours of gameplay)
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