Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice for PlayStation 4
PS4

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

Aug 8, 2017
8.87
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Good
62nd of 6289

Trailer, Gameplay, & Screenshots

About this game

Developer: Ninja Theory
Content Rating: Mature

Summary

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

9616 Reviews
9.41
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Oct 25, 2020
This game was a huge surprise. I did not have any expectations but once I played it, it really shocked me. The graphics are awesome and the storyline gives out a lot. It is a good experience for everyone who likes a bit of psychological horror games.
Sep 28, 2020
Most of the time, I buy games because of their score. If players like a game, then I will buy that game. And it works very well like 99% of the time.



I used that formula with this games, but unfortunately for me, I just cannot play it. It's way to scary for me, way to fucked up, to a point where I notice, I wasn't having fun. And this bothers me a lot because I know I'm missing something really special.



But I also know that my score doesn't matter very much and what really matters is collective opinion, and this game excels in that respect.



Moreover, I'm a fucking cheerleader for independent games, so even though this is an honest comment, I still hope ninja theory keeps making games likes this. People enjoy them.
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 !

Critic Reviews

51 Reviews
8.33
Paulmichael ContrerasAug 08, 2017
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is a complete experience for a bargain price. Struggling through life as a psychosis sufferer is an alarming experience, and Hellblade provides an illuminating glimpse into the lives of those afflicted by such terror. Combat is visceral, yet on the game’s easiest mode should prove no problem for those interested in experiencing the story.
Alice BellAug 10, 2017
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice is beautiful, discomforting, and compelling. It might challenge what you like about games, but challenge is good. You're doing yourself a disservice if you don't try it.
Denny ConnollyAug 11, 2017
Some puzzle areas are a bit more open and allow Senua to explore off the trail. Although the punishing combat received a lot of attention during the early gameplay reveals, the bulk of gameplay in Hellblade is actually focused around solving a variety of puzzles that open doors to gated sections of the map.

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