Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

Ninja Theory

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
83
Top Critic Average
81%
Critics Recommend
Based on 144 critic reviews
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Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

Rating Summary

Based on 144 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

83

Top Critic Average

81%

Critics Recommend

Based on 144 critic reviews
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Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice Reviews Summary

Masterful Atmosphere
Memorable Storytelling
Short but Sweet

Summary: With Hellblade, Ninja Theory delivers a focused and engaging take on action games with a message behind it. Critics love the presentation and the inventive nature of the gameplay.

General Information

Available on:PCAug 8, 2017
PlayStation 4Aug 8, 2017
Xbox OneApr 11, 2018
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developer: Ninja Theory

Genre: Action

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.

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice Critic Reviews

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Hellblade could benefit from more exploration and enemy variety, but it's a powerful portrait of the strength of will over personal demons.

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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.

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

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Metro GameCentral

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6 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A technical masterpiece with some of the best swordfighting combat in years, but the storytelling and puzzle elements come across as muddled and awkwardly mismatched.

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Audience Reviews

Pros: + Emotional plot + Cool combat system + Great atmosphere + Outstanding audio design + Beautiful visuals Cons: - Repetitive gameplay - Frustrating puzzles Narrative: 8/10 Gameplay: 6/10 Characters: ?/10 Music: 7/10 Graphics/Audio: 10/10 Final Rating: 8/10 - Great - Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice is one of the most interesting games I've played in the last 5 years. Despite

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Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice | Senua's Psychosis Teaser | PS4 & PC thumbnail

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice | Senua's Psychosis Teaser | PS4 & PC

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice | Official Trailer | PS4 & PC thumbnail

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice | Official Trailer | PS4 & PC

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice | Hela Trailer | PS4 & PC thumbnail

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice | Hela Trailer | PS4 & PC

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