Niche Spotlight – Metal: Hellsinger

Metal: Hellsinger

Today’s Niche Spotlight is Metal: Hellsinger, a rhythm-based FPS by The Outsiders and Funcom.

After several delays, the hotly anticipated rhythm-based shooter Metal: Hellsinger is finally here. You are a mysterious demon-human hybrid obsessed with vengeance called The Unknown. Blast your way through hordes of demons as you venture through the eight Hells to slay The Red Judge herself.

Metal: Hellsinger isn’t a traditional, straightforward demon-slaughtering FPS. To maximize the damage output of your ghastly arsenal, you’ll need to shoot to the beat of the game’s original metal soundtrack. The better you do, the more intense the music becomes, and the easier time you’ll have slaying the demons standing in your way.

You can find the launch trailer below.

Metal: Hellsinger is available on Windows PC (via Steam), PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series XIS for $29.99.

You can find a rundown on the game below:

Metal: Hellsinger

Part human, part demon, and obsessed with vengeance. Become The Unknown, and fight through the fiercest domains of Hell. Destroy the demon hordes and their leaders to set yourself up for an epic showdown with The Red Judge herself.

Every Legend has a Song and Yours is One of Metal, Vengeance and Destruction


  • Slay to the Beat – Metal: Hellsinger is a rhythm FPS, where your ability to shoot on the beat will enhance your gameplay experience. The more in sync you are with the rhythm, the more intense the music will become and the more destruction you will cause.
  • Demonic Arsenal – Defeat the demon hordes with a skull-clad blade or a wide range of murderous guns. Each weapon has its own ultimate ability, such as Murder of Crows or The Big Goodbye.
  • Epic Story and Challenge Mode – Play through an epic storyline, narrated by award-winning actor Troy Baker. Unlock special challenges and conquer the realms of Torment to become more powerful in the stages and get a leg up on the leaderboards.
  • Fight Through Fire, Ice, Metal and Madness – Although commonly known as Hell, The Infernal Planes is in reality a union of a thousand Hells, all of which are terrifying and diabolical in their own way. In order to dethrone The Red Judge, you must fight your way through the fiercest corners, from the icy world of Voke to the maddening world of Stygia.
  • From the Lead Designer of Battlefield: Bad Company 2 – Metal: Hellsinger is created by an experienced FPS team at The Outsiders and is the passion project of David Goldfarb, Game Director on Payday 2 and Lead Designer on Battlefield 3 and Battlefield: Bad Company 2.
  • Original Metal Soundtrack – Every track is created specifically for the game with vocals by metal icons, such as Serj Tankian (System of a Down), Matt Heafy (Trivium), Mikael Stanne (Dark Tranquillity), Randy Blythe (Lamb of God), Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy) and Tatiana Shmailyuk (Jinjer).

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Frank was a former Niche Gamer contributor.

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