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  • Summary: An independent game from Ninja Theory - makers of Heavenly Sword, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West & DmC: Devil May Cry. Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice takes you on a journey into savage viking heartland with Senua, a Celtic warrior struggling with trauma & psychosis.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. May 10, 2018
    100
    As a game, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is the cross between a puzzle-lite walking simulator and a brutal action-adventure. Despite some mild design and middling technical flaws, it balances both aspects rather well. As a narrative, this is one fantastic experience. It’s an honest, challenging look at battling mental illness that will stick with you long after the credits roll. It’s as beautiful as it is soul-crushing, making it a must play for anyone who still has a soul to crush.
  2. Apr 18, 2018
    100
    Senua is fierce and imperfect in a way that will have you rooting for her like few characters ever garner. Her journey is pretty much unceasingly filthy, violent, tragic and horrific, yet it's not a story of suffering, but rather one of perseverance. Senua is a remarkable character who instills all of her energies into the player in such a way that will never be forgotten.
  3. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    May 26, 2018
    90
    A sensitive portrayal of mental illness and rigorous combat: Hellblade is almost perfect. [June 2018, p.84]
  4. Apr 12, 2018
    88
    Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is a harrowing journey into the fragility of the mind. It’s a masterpiece in storytelling, and while the game mechanics itself might not complement that throughout, they do a decent job of allowing Ninja Theory to deliver a mature story revolving around a sensitive subject matter. We hope that this opens up the door for more budget priced triple-A experiences, because this one was one hell of a ride!
  5. Jun 3, 2018
    85
    Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice takes us on a long road to hell paved with contemplative yet stressful scenes, and an impressive respect for Norse myths and legends.
  6. Apr 6, 2018
    83
    Hellblade is one of the best interactive experiences of this generation and a true technical show. However, the gameplay of the game is not equally calibrated and often loses pace in some areas.
  7. Apr 19, 2018
    70
    As an interactive story, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice is in a class of its own. However, as a video game, it merely provides basic puzzles and combat that both end up feeling far too repetitive and tedious.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 65
  2. Negative: 8 out of 65
  1. Sep 30, 2019
    10
    - Ce jeux est veritablement "inspiré". - Les graphismes sont au top sur Xbox one X (mode graphismes enrichis ). - La direction artistique est- Ce jeux est veritablement "inspiré". - Les graphismes sont au top sur Xbox one X (mode graphismes enrichis ). - La direction artistique est extraordinaire - L'histoire est surprenante et dépaysante. - La fin du jeu est sensationnelle
    - La bande son est au top
    - Senua est superbe Ninja Theory? Un de me nouveaux studios favoris!
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  2. Aug 7, 2019
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This title is, simply put, a master piece. The way it manages to create a whole world through the lenses of a main character that suffers from a mental disorder (psychosis) is INCREDIBLE.The storytelling is impecable. The acting and the motion capture of Senua is CRRRRRAZY! And while it’s true that it has some minor flaws regarding playability (sometimes the controls felt a bit rigid), overall the title is so good and refreshing that it barely made a difference for me. One of the best gaming experiences that I have had in the past years. Expand
  3. May 2, 2018
    10
    Hellblade is one of those games that demands to be played. With outstanding visuals, sound, and performances, it excels in telling a dark andHellblade is one of those games that demands to be played. With outstanding visuals, sound, and performances, it excels in telling a dark and emotional tale of mental illness. It's more than a game, it is truly an experience. Expand
  4. Jan 17, 2020
    9
    A stunning looking gaming experience about mental ilness inside the nordic mythology. The Protagonist and the following path of her are reallyA stunning looking gaming experience about mental ilness inside the nordic mythology. The Protagonist and the following path of her are really well made and presented by a brutally good atmosphere.

    The Gameplay does its Job, but isnt the main part of the game at all, mostly you are walking and solve riddles with different persepectives. The Fights are a little bit lame and the bossfights are very different in its quality.

    So all in all Ninja Theory made an excellent gaming experience about a very heavy theme.
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  5. Feb 26, 2020
    8
    é um bom jogo ..........................................................................................
  6. Feb 2, 2019
    7
    I played this interesting game for a couple of hours only and definitely did not get anywhere near the end.

    The graphics are very
    I played this interesting game for a couple of hours only and definitely did not get anywhere near the end.

    The graphics are very atmospheric as is the audio.

    The game seems to be fairly linear but with some open world design. Not sure if this is it how it plays all throughout though.

    The story and narrative was very interesting, definitely for mature audiences.

    I personally found the combat too difficult on the normal setting, but my preference is for shooters so those who play more melee based games will likely not have much problem with the combat here.

    I would have liked to see some helpful hints for the player at least in the first few minutes of the game even if this would break the immersion level that is otherwise generated by the overall experience.

    Overall worth trying out if you are a mature gamer and enjoy third person action games with a very high element on the narrative.

    Well done Ninja Theory.
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  7. Dec 17, 2019
    0
    Hellblade: Senuas's Sacrifice can kill you!
    Why? This game is boring af. The game is slow, you just walk for 50min then you use your sword
    Hellblade: Senuas's Sacrifice can kill you!
    Why? This game is boring af. The game is slow, you just walk for 50min then you use your sword for 3min and then walk again.
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