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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. Negative: 19 out of 181
  1. Aug 23, 2020
    10
    I don't remember a game leaving such an impact on me. Amazing work, yes it's a short story but the experience is still powerful. The mostI don't remember a game leaving such an impact on me. Amazing work, yes it's a short story but the experience is still powerful. The most beautiful game I've seen on xbox one x so far, the sound work is finely tuned. And most of all, the studio tries here to give a unique and original experience and that, opposed to the tyical annual assassin's creed like licences, is quite refreshing. Expand
  2. Nov 4, 2021
    10
    This game is simply the most inmersive and intense story I have ever played. Please please Ninja Theory keep the high stardars for part 2. ❤️
  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. Sep 8, 2020
    9
    There's not much I can say that hasn't already been said. If you haven't played this game and are reading this, please, go and give it a try.There's not much I can say that hasn't already been said. If you haven't played this game and are reading this, please, go and give it a try. Thank you Ninja Theory! Expand
  5. Dec 17, 2021
    8
    Juego que consigue su objetivo, que es meterte en la mente de un esquizofrénico. Una pasada de historia y narrativa que se ve un pocoJuego que consigue su objetivo, que es meterte en la mente de un esquizofrénico. Una pasada de historia y narrativa que se ve un poco lastradas por un combate muy simple. Sin duda una experiencia por la que tienes que pasar! Expand
  6. Apr 26, 2020
    8
    Hellblade é curto e com um combate basico mas é compensado com graficos estonteantes e uma historia incrivel sobre a mitologia nordica;
  7. Aug 27, 2021
    0
    Excelente ambientación visual y musical. Graficos dignos de un Unreal Engine. La historia perfectamente desarrollada.

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