Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice for PlayStation 4

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

Aug 8, 2017

Trailer, Gameplay, & Screenshots


About this game

Developer: Ninja Theory
Content Rating: Mature


Ninja Theory is defined by three things: ninja-class melee gameplay, strong character stories and a unique art vision. On Hellblade, we will double down on what we do best to give you a deeper character in a twisted world with brutal, uncompromising, combat.

Gamer Reviews

8632 Reviews
NaN review
Jun 25, 2020

Beware : masterpiece !

This game is one of a kind. The same kind as the more recent 'A Plague Tale'. Both are dark and powerful journey.

I have to say, I waited for this game for a long time, for I was watching the making-of videos Ninja Theory was releasing during its development. And I was not disappointed.

Even if the gameplay is basic, it does a really good job, as it serves the story very well. The fights for instance, are a repetition of 3 buttons and direction moves, but you feel a massive pressure at each encounter. The fact that you have to start all over (from the beginning yes...) if you die too much may add some stress. But I have to say that this is a bright idea that fits with the whole.

The introduction is a good representation of what the game is : moving alone in a ruined world with many voices whispering to your ears. It catches your whole soul and drives it into its darkness.

You dive right in, and you don't leave until the very end.

If you could, you should try to play it in 2 or 3 sessions to keep feeling the atmosphere. It's not a very long game, but it's very intense so you may want to pause sometimes though...

3 advices to play the game : put a headset on, be sure to not be disturbed (and even more by surprise), and you may want to keep a light on (confession here).

Enjoy !

Nov 17, 2019

Μια όμορφη ιστορία και μια μοναδική ΕΜΠΕΙΡΙΑ.

Το Hellblade είναι ένα παιχνίδι που δεν μπορεί να συγκριθεί με κανένα άλλο παιχνίδι και δεν ξέρω αν θα το κρίνω και σαν βιντεοπαιχνίδι.. Η εμπειρία που παίρνεις με τα ακουστικά (γιατί αν το παίξεις χωρίς ακουστικά, θα μεταμορφωθεί σε ένα απλά συμπαθητικό παιχνίδι) είναι απίστευτη. Χάνεσαι μέσα στις φωνές, νιώθεις την πίεση και το άγχος σε στιγμές δράσης, είτε στις μάχες είτε στους γρίφους. Σταματάς να σκέφτεσαι οτι η ηρωίδα του παιχνιδιού ακούει κάποιες φωνές σχετικά με το πως να δράσει και περνάς σε μια φάση οτι εσύ ο ίδιος ακούς τις φωνές και δράς.. Δεν θέλω να φανώ υπερβολικός και ότι θα χαζέψεις κιόλας.. Αλλά πραγματικά σου δημιουργεί αυτό το συναίσθημα.. Ένα παιχνίδι που θα σου ανεβάσει τους παλμούς, όχι λόγο δυσκολίας αλλά ατμόσφαιρας..

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Aggregate Gamer Reviews

Critic Reviews

51 Reviews
Richard SeagraveAug 11, 2017
Regardless, Ninja Theory ought to be praised for what it’s achieved – an adult story that’s told like no other, combat that’s skilful and harrowing, unique environmental based puzzles and light, scenic adventuring. It’s just a shame that some of Hellblade‘s gameplay components at times feel forced. Maybe it’s artistic vision that’s to blame; the will to make players feel like the journey is an uphill struggle, that the odds are stacked against them.
Dean TakahashiAug 08, 2017
You could say that the weak villains, repetitive play, lack of multiplayer, and clipping bugs could doom a game like Hellblade. But I’ll happily overlook those because of the great character, compelling acting, awesome cinematics, beautiful environments, variety of gameplay, and its deep exploration of madness. It is a difficult game to beat, and it is hard to experience.
Sammy BarkerAug 08, 2017
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is not going to appeal to all tastes, and nor does it try to. As a character action game, it has decent if underdeveloped combat and a mixture of some excellent and some overplayed puzzles. But it’s the way that the title utilises the unique attributes of the medium to raise awareness of mental health that elevate this release beyond the sum of its parts.

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