A broken Celtic warrior embarks on a haunting vision quest into Viking Hell to fight for the soul of her dead lover.
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is an adventure game set in the Viking age, made by Ninja Theory indie studio. The story is based on Celtic mythology and Norse mythology. The game is focused on Senua’s (Melina Juergens) point of view, as she embarks on a very personal journey through a hellish underworld made up of Senua’s psychotic manifestations of her reality and mind. You’ll explore wooded areas, trying to help Senua cope with the various voices confronting her and fight off manifestations of her worst fears. Senua, left traumatized after a Viking invasion, is grappling with mental illness and you’ll experience her hallucinations and delusions while she tries to triumph over it.
Release Date: 8 Aug, 2017
Developer: Ninja Theory
Publisher: Ninja Theory
Genre: Action, Adventure, Indie
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
OS: Win 7
OS: Win 7 64
- 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.
- Created in collaboration with neuroscientists and people who experience psychosis, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice will pull you deep into Senua’s mind.
- 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.
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice Trailer
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice Review
Blending powerful imagery, unrivaled visuals quality, an excellent combat system and a unique setting that mixes Norse mythology with mental illness, Ninja Theory fully delivers on their independent AAA pitch with Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice. The game has an excellent atmosphere and intensive storytelling. Over the course of its journey, Hellblade keeps its gameplay lean in order to not overstay its welcome. It's a game whose many elements speak with one voice to address a subject and tell a story that has the potential to deeply touch those who identify firsthand with its themes, and if this game doesn't leave you feeling more civilized and empathetic toward those themes by the end of it, it's hard to imagine the game that can. While the narrative is front and center, Hellblade also has a swordplay component that has Senua squaring off in brutal encounters. The enemies and environments you encounter are among the best designed and fleshed out in any game ever. Immersive, honest, and gorgeous. Totally recommend.