Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

A third-person action game set in a fantasy world inspired by Celtic mythology. Title was developed by the British studio Ninja Theory, known for Enslaved, Heavenly Sword, and DMC: Devil May Cry. In the game we traverse a dark, mythical world, full of references to popular stories, characters, and monsters born in the imagination of the Celts. Protagonist of the game is a female warrior named Senua, who embarks on a dangerous journey to the land of the dead. As you might have guessed, during her journey, the heroine faces scores of dangerous enemies, with which she usually deals using a sword. Using a variety of combos and special abilities, Senua makes her way to the destination of her journey. Although a fully independent production, Hellblade features high-level visuals, and the gameplay mechanic brings several innovations to the slasher genre, in which the developers from Ninja Theory had become specialized over the years.

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Sony PlayStation 4
Game Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice (PS4) Cover
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice | PS4

Action, TPP, fantasy, horror, Norse mythology, experimental/art, Celtic mythology, action adventure

Companies responsible for Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

Ninja Theory | game developer

Ninja Theory | publisher   Official website

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice release date for PS4:

game language:
English

08 August 2017 | Worldwide

08 August 2017 | Europe PAL

08 August 2017 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Game score 8.6 / 10 calculated out of 44 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 6.2 / 10 calculated out of 226 players' votes.  

PC / Windows
Game Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice (PC) Cover
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice | PC

Action, TPP, fantasy, horror, Norse mythology, experimental/art, Celtic mythology, action adventure

Companies responsible for Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

Ninja Theory | game developer

Ninja Theory | publisher   Official website

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice release date for PC:

game language:
English

08 August 2017 | Worldwide

08 August 2017 | Europe

08 August 2017 | USA

Game mode: single player
Game score 8.6 / 10 calculated out of 149 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 7.3 / 10 calculated out of 311 players' votes.  

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice for PlayStation 4 is an action game developed by Ninja Theory - an experienced team popular mainly for the well-received Heavenly Sword, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West and DMC: Devil May Cry.

Plot

The titular Senua is the protagonist of the game. She is a Celtic, female warrior who embarks on a dangerous journey to the Vikings' hell in order to fight a battle for the soul of a deceased man whom she loved. During this adventure, the woman has to face both terryfing creatures inhabiting this ghastly land, and her own weaknesses, as the protagonist experiences different visions and hallucinations.

Mechanics

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice for PlayStation 4 is played from a third-person view. Exploring extensive levels constitutes the key part of the experience. It is worth noticing, that a lot of the elements in the game world are creations of the protagonist's imagination - in order to depict the demons haunting Senua in a satisfying way, the creators established a cooperation with people who have suffered from schizofrenia, as well as doctors that specialize in this particular disease.

On her path, Senua faces different enemies that originate from Norse mythology. The powerful bosses are the main enemies - to defeat them, one has to observe their behaviours, discover their strong and weak spots, but also needs to develop effective tactics. When fighting, the protagonist uses only her sword, so making a good use of the capabilities offered by the combat system is the key to success. Senua is capable of launching strikes and linking them together into spectacular combinations; she can also perform counter-attacks and quick dodges.

Technical aspects

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice for PlayStation 4 utilizes the Unreal Engine 4 - the creators managed to make a good use of this technology, as the game offers high-quality, three-dimensional visuals. The audio present is worth noticing as well - apart from a soundtrack composed specifically for the game, the player listens to the protagonist's auditory hallucinations and inner voices supporting them throughout the journey.

Misc.

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice was described by the developer as one of the first independent games to reach the level of quality that has been so far associated exclusively with triple-A projects. The game was entirely financed by Ninja Theory, and almost the entire production process could be followed by the players, thanks to the video materials regularly published on the Internet.

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice trailer - Accolades

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice trailer - Accolades | 4:49

Zwiastun jest nietypowy – zbiera nie noty wydane przez krytyków, lecz opinie graczy przesłane studiu Ninja Theory. Gra Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice dla wielu stanowiła ważne doświadczenie.

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice Game Guide

game guide 08 September 2017

The game guide to Hellblade contains information that’s vital to completing the game. You will learn about controls, achievements and system requirements for the PC. Big part of this guide is a comprehensive and well-illustrated walkthrough.