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- 8th Aug 2017, $29.99
- 8th Aug 2017, £24.99
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Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice opens with a warning screen, which tells you all you need to know about Ninja Theory’s challenging new character action game. Developed in conjunction with physicians and mental health patients, the title tackles the taboo subject of psychosis – a disorder which causes hallucinations and delusions. As...
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"No plans" to bring update to other platforms
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice has today received a free next-gen upgrade that adds ray tracing, higher frame rates, and a resolution boost. However, you needn't bother powering up your PlayStation 5 and looking for the update because it's exclusive to Xbox Series X|S for now, with a PC specific patch...
No excuses not to play now
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice was one of the most emotionally challenging titles of 2017, and it’s finally getting a retail release on 4th December. Published by 505 Games on the PlayStation 4, the title will compile the full Celtic adventure on Blu-ray for the first time. Here’s what we said about the release when...
There's a reasonable explanation
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice was announced for virtual reality headsets earlier today, but it won’t support PlayStation VR, prompting a bit of a backlash. Some felt that developer Ninja Theory – now a Microsoft subsidiary – was skipping Sony’s headset for corporate reasons, an assumption not exactly...
HDR support added
The thought-provoking Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice has received one more update on the PlayStation 4, despite Microsoft recently acquiring Cambridge-based developer Ninja Theory. Version 1.03 adds HDR support to both the PS4 and PS4 Pro versions of the game, and it also cleans up some very minor bugs. We really liked the Celtic...
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy close behind
With our very own Game of the Year list enshrined in history, you'd be forgiven for thinking that the jury's in on the best games of last year. However, apparently a panel of industry professionals called the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences has announced their...
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is dark, poignant, and utterly essential. It’s the only game in our 2017 countdown capable of having long-lasting effects on real lives, and for that alone it deserves its position in our list. But the Celtic adventure is so much more than an exploration into the symptoms of psychosis – it’s also an...
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is a great game that’s done a lot of good for people who played it and its developer, too. Even better: it’s about to do a helluva lot of good for people with mental illnesses, as Ninja Theory has raised a whopping £60,798 (about $80,000) for the Rethink Mental Illness charity. Bravo all around...
But hasn't broken even yet
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice may not be the best game of the year, but it’s certainly one of the most memorable. Ninja Theory’s tale of mental illness was harrowing and hard to parse – but it was effective in using the medium to convey a very specific state of mind. So it’s refreshing to hear that it’s...
Buy the game tomorrow and support a good cause
How many times does the press need to tell you the latest game is the best you’ve ever played? Even as reviewers, we appreciate you’ve probably got the memo by now. It’s so refreshing to see Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice take a different direction for its accolades trailer, then. This clip is...
Sammy's as worried as you are – and that's the point
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice erases your progress if you let the rot scaling the protagonist’s arm reach her mind. Or does it? I’m not going to get into the specifics of this system because Ninja Theory kindly asked me not to spoil it at all, but it does raise a wider question about games...
From the makers of Heavenly Sword, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, and DmC: Devil May Cry, comes a warrior’s brutal journey into myth and madness.
Set in the Viking age, a broken Celtic warrior embarks on a haunting vision quest into Viking Hell to fight for the soul of her dead lover.
Created in collaboration with neuroscientists and people who experience psychosis, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice will pull you deep into Senua’s mind.