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Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

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87%

Recommendation: Play It
Median Score: 85/100
Total Reviews: 102

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Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
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38% of scored reviews fell within the range of 80 to 86 / 100

9/10
Brandin Tyrrel (IGN)

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is a masterclass of atmosphere, storytelling, and the marriage of mechanical and conceptual design. While there are moments that feel shoehorned in to remind us we’re playing a videogame, the care and attention Ninja Theory has clearly poured into Senua and her story has created something amazing. This is a game everyone should play, and I’m thankful for the opportunity to have lived inside the mind of Senua, however briefly.

August 9, 2017 |

Ninja Theory crafts a highly competent action game and a nuanced, powerful exploration of mental health.

August 8, 2017 |
Recommended
Johnny Chiodini (Eurogamer)
8.5/10
Ashley Oh (Polygon)

Hellblade is not an Orphean quest to retrieve a dead lover from the underworld. It’s not some epic tale of revenge. It’s an education and contextualization of being psychologically different in the time of Vikings and Celts. Nearly every facet of the game — whether it’s combat, puzzles or exploration — is deliberate, pointing back to the overarching theme of what people called “cursed” during that time. Hellblade successfully weaves metaphors of grief and loss into fundamental game mechanics and rich folklore, and through these I felt like I truly was able to understand how someone else sees the world.

September 6, 2017 |

Critics Consensus

# Reviews: 102

A summary of the critical opinion for this game is coming soon.

Brandin Tyrrel (IGN)

9/10 - (Read Review)

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is a masterclass of atmosphere, storytelling, and the marriage of mechanical and conceptual design. While there are moments that feel shoehorned in to remind us we’re playing a videogame, the care and attention Ninja Theory has clearly poured into Senua and her story has created something amazing. This is a game everyone should play, and I’m thankful for the opportunity to have lived inside the mind of Senua, however briefly.

Johnny Chiodini (Eurogamer)

Recommended - (Read Review)

Ninja Theory crafts a highly competent action game and a nuanced, powerful exploration of mental health.

Ashley Oh (Polygon)

8.5/10 - (Read Review)

Hellblade is not an Orphean quest to retrieve a dead lover from the underworld. It’s not some epic tale of revenge. It’s an education and contextualization of being psychologically different in the time of Vikings and Celts. Nearly every facet of the game — whether it’s combat, puzzles or exploration — is deliberate, pointing back to the overarching theme of what people called “cursed” during that time. Hellblade successfully weaves metaphors of grief and loss into fundamental game mechanics and rich folklore, and through these I felt like I truly was able to understand how someone else sees the world.

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From the makers of Heavenly Sword, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, and DmC: Devil May Cry, comes a warrior’s brutal journey into myth and madness. Set in the Viking age, a broken Celtic warrior embarks on a haunting vision quest into Viking Hell to fight for the soul of her dead lover. Created in collaboration with neuroscientists and people who experience psychosis, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice will pull you deep into Senua’s mind.

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