Ahayweh Gate – Descent II

“Ahayweh Gate, the first level, is named for the phrase ‘Abandon hope, all ye who enter here’ from Dante’s Divine Comedy.”    —ClassicReload, January 7, 2016

Learn more about Parallax Software’s 1996 video game Dark Descent II here.

“Great Moments in PC Gaming: Guiding Noobs Through a Co-Op Session”

“We were all that noob at some point. I have fond memories of a friend convincing me to give Halo a shot in co-op, him playing Master Chief and me playing his buddy, ‘The Spartan Who Disappears During Cutscenes.’ The first time I tried Portal 2‘s multiplayer mode it was at a gaming bar with an engineering student who, even drunk, knew everything there was to know about thinking with portals. Being able to return these favors by acting as Virgil to someone else’s Dante—except instead of the nine circles of Hell, it’s Borderlands 2 or whatever—feels like paying the experiences forward, ensuring some kind of cosmic scale is balanced.”    –Jody Macgregor, PC Gamer, August 15, 2020

“Dante’s Inferno” in Shadowrun

“The club is styled after the allegory of the nine circles of hell as described in the Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri, having nine dance floors with each floor going further down with each corresponding circle of hell. They also have a digital host with which offline members and online members can react with the aid of AR. The club’s digital menu is for simsense users and deliberately designed as a scroll, and the digital lounge is designed to simulate the feeling of live flames.”    —Shadowrun Wiki, February 2, 2015

Learn more about the Shadowrun series, first launched in 1989, here.

“I’m not Dante, and you’re not Vergilius” – Resident Evil: Revelations

“You said yourself, ‘Abandon hope all ye who enter here.’ But I’m not Dante, and you’re not Vergilius.”

Learn more about Capcom’s 2012 video game Resident Evil: Revelations here.

The Gates of Hell – The Last Remnant

“This boss is quite famous in the community, and for understandable reasons! It has many deadly attacks at its disposal, Blue Blazes hits an entire union, Hellfire hits all characters in range, and it can use either of these at the beginning and end of any turn, which will annihilate your morale bar.”    –Lemmy, YouTube, December 20, 2018

Learn more about Square Enix’s 2008 video game The Last Remnant here.

Cocytus – Wild Arms 2

In the video game Wild Arms 2, there is a gang of bandits called Cocytus, the members of which are named Caina, Antenora, Ptolomea, and Judecca.

Learn more about Media.Vision’s 1999 video game Wild Arms 2 here.

Draghignazzo – Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (2005)

“Draghignazzo is an enemy in Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow. He is one of the guardians of the dungeons of Hell. He is quite the pessimist.”    —Wikivania: Encyclopedia of Darkness, August 20, 2019

Learn more about Konami’s 2005 video game Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow here.

The Gates of Hell – Bayonetta (2009)

“The Gates of Hell is the name of Rodin’s bar that doubles as a demonic weapons market. It is here that Rodin sells many objects, such as healing items and various techniques for Bayonetta, as well as accessories and ‘treasures.'”    —Bayonetta Wiki, August 7, 2020

Learn more about PlatinumGames’ 2009 video game Bayonetta here.

Kefka – Final Fantasy VI

Kefka, entrapped in ice at the waist, is the final boss in Square’s 1994 video game Final Fantasy VI.

Learn more about Final Fantasy VI here.

Vergil – Halo 3: ODST

“Vergil was a subroutine built into the larger Superintendent artificial intelligence construct of New Mombasa. It later merged with Quick to Adjust, a renegade Covenant Huragok who would subsequently be known as ‘Vergil’ among many humans.

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The name Vergil itself is likely a reference to the Divine Comedy, specifically to Virgil, the poet that guides fellow poet Dante through the nine circles of hell and purgatory, much in the same way the Rookie is guided through a metaphorical hell-on-earth, a destroyed New Mombasa, and also through the nine ‘circles’ of audio logs, a reference to the nine circles of hell.”    —Halopedia, August 5, 2019

Learn more about Bungie’s 2009 video game Halo 3: ODST here.