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  • Summary: Unsheathe the bloodstained blade of gritty warrior Senua as she fights her way through a nightmarish landscape in a ferociously personal journey. Can you survive a fearsome realm of vicious swordplay and terrifying creatures?
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 61 out of 68
  2. Negative: 1 out of 68
  1. Aug 15, 2017
    100
    Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice is beautiful and terrifying at the same time. Its combat mechanics and puzzles are strong, but its true strengths lies with its ability to tell a story and craft a world that differentiates itself from other titles out there. Together, we're offered an adventure that is equally horrifying and brilliant - a true masterpiece of a game.
  2. Aug 10, 2017
    90
    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.
  3. Sep 24, 2017
    90
    Hellblade is a bold game in that it represents an issue that people have in a more positive and realistic way and more importantly confronts the stigma attached to mental illness. All this is all wrapped up in a tight, purposeful, and meaty package that should be experienced at least once.
  4. Aug 14, 2017
    85
    Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice is every bit as vicious, epic and dramatic as its predecessors in the Ninja Theory library, but interweaving a delicate storyline through simple, yet ruthless mechanics makes it one of the most visceral portrayals of psychological turmoil in recent video gaming.
  5. games(TM)
    Sep 8, 2017
    80
    But Hellblade is so well executed in so many ways, so committed to its mission and has integrated concept and design so well that we found it easy to look past these things to enjoy it immensely...Intense, powerful, important and very well done. [Issue#191, p.70]
  6. Aug 9, 2017
    80
    This intense exploration of a young woman's personal anguish is a triumph of interactive storytelling.
  7. Edge Magazine
    Aug 17, 2017
    40
    Ultimately what was intended as a thoughtful depiction of a terrible mental illness has ended up casting it as something of an asset: a helpful superpower that can give you the strength to soldier on through the darkness, so long as you can put up with the odd breakdown here and there. That, we suspect, was not what Ninja Theory intended. It's certainly not what we had hoped for. [Issue#310, p.112]

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 43 out of 279
  1. May 18, 2019
    10
    Une expérience inédite... que ce soit là mise en scène, le personnage principal, les histoires racontée, et les voix... plongée dans laUne expérience inédite... que ce soit là mise en scène, le personnage principal, les histoires racontée, et les voix... plongée dans la psychose avec hellblade... Vous ne le regretterez pas! Expand
  2. Aug 11, 2017
    10
    I wasn't sure what to expect after their last few games which ranged from great (Enslaved) to mediocre (DmC). The idea of an indie game withI wasn't sure what to expect after their last few games which ranged from great (Enslaved) to mediocre (DmC). The idea of an indie game with AAA-graphics seemed interesting. The result is breathtaking. While smaller in scope than Horizon Zero Dawn, this might be even more beautiful. And the ideas behind the game, the focus on it's subject matter and the dedication to do justice to such a complicated concept are amazing. Don't read any spoilers, don't watch any trailers - this is an experience that is more powerful the less you know about it in advance. It's not long, maybe eight hours, but it's a lot longer than your regular, full priced shooter's single-player campaign. And while you'll forget that campaign within weeks, you'll remember Hellblade for a long, long time. We need more games like this! Expand
  3. Aug 8, 2017
    10
    Hellblade is a slap in the face of the giant and greedy publishers, for the sake of the game industry i hope this game will be a success inHellblade is a slap in the face of the giant and greedy publishers, for the sake of the game industry i hope this game will be a success in critics and sales.I highly recommend it if you love games that can be more than just fun experiences...a true work of art and i hope to see more indie developers Expand
  4. Apr 2, 2021
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Juego infravalorado, excelente historia y manera de tratar la psicosis, realimente me sentí en la piel de Senua. Expand
  5. Jun 10, 2021
    8
    Graphically it remains a masterpiece. The combat system, although very simple, is truly enjoyable. The rest leaves a lot to be desired. AtGraphically it remains a masterpiece. The combat system, although very simple, is truly enjoyable. The rest leaves a lot to be desired. At Level design there is still a lot to do, because to me it seems very drawn away. Sometimes the levels are too time consuming.Mine is a very generous and almost gifted 8.The big gap is also the missing voice translation in my language ... which really would have required minimal effort .. Expand
  6. Jul 16, 2020
    7
    Buen juego pero demasiado repetitivo. Recomendado por menos de 15 euros en ofertas, así es como me hice con el a través de GOG.
  7. Sep 5, 2020
    0
    No PS5 patch planned, No VR support for PSVR, no plans for Hellblade 2 for the Playstation platform. It feels like a kick in my ass…

    „An
    No PS5 patch planned, No VR support for PSVR, no plans for Hellblade 2 for the Playstation platform. It feels like a kick in my ass…

    „An update for the PC version of Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is currently in development. There are no plans to bring this update to any other platform at this time.“
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