ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Dante's Inferno: The Absent Sequel

Updated on August 5, 2019
Melinda Dawson profile image

Melinda is a single mother of two children with a passion for writing. She is a self-published Amazon author, and she works part-time.

Dante's Inferno was a dramatically epic action game that takes you deep into the pit of Hell literally. Developed by Visceral Games the game was released in 2010 for XBOX 360 and PlayStation 3. The game it's self is loosely based on the Inferno, which is the first of Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy.

The game follows Dante, reimagined for the game as a knight of the crusade, who is guided down into hell by the spirit Virgil to fight his way through the eight circles of Hell. His goal is save the soul of his beloved Beatrice from the clutches of Lucifer himself. As you play through the game your primary weapon is a scythe that you gain through defeating death in the opening scenes of the game.

The game is an action-adventure that engages in some pretty fast paced combat situations. However, it wasn't the fast pace gameplay that caught my attention when it came to the game.

What really stands out about this game is the circles of Hell that you are delving down into. Each level is a wall of insane tasks to descend, but once you get into the circles the environment is magnificently horrifying. The creators of the game really went above and beyond to bring you their version of Hell.
The non-stop screams of the suffering and the sheer grotesque appearances of the demons sets this game on a whole new level of horror for me. With each descent Dante travels further and further into a realm of twisted fates and monstrous creatures which helps to create that perfect 'Hell' atmosphere as you play.

Now, when I got the game I played it over a good several times just to enjoy every aspect of this game. If you played the game then you know that they ended it with the words 'To be continued' as Dante finally reaches Mount Purgatory. This had me super excited for a second game to come out. With the amazing gameplay and wonderful storyline a sequel was something I was deeply looking forward to.

Despite this cliffhanger of an ending Visceral announced that they had no plans for a sequel. There were even heavy hints way later after the developers remark that a sequel would be written up, but still nothing has happened. Now, with the closing of Visceral Games in 2017 it looks like we will never be getting that sequel that was hinted at when ending the game.
So, sadly enough, this is one game we will not be getting a sequel to.

If you liked the video game enough to seek more about the story you can always watch the Animated movie that was released at the same time as the game. It's a fun, quick paced movie done by several different artists that was very entertaining. Of course, there is always the book by Dante Alighieri, and though it wasn't action packed like the game it still gives a good visual on Hell as the descend.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)