4Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Made before Ninja Theory was snapped up by Microsoft, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is a harrowing single-player adventure that just has to be experienced. Add it to your PS4 games library and don’t look back.
Richard said: “Ninja Theory ought to be praised for what it’s achieved – an adult story that’s told like no other, combat that’s skilful and harrowing, unique environmental based puzzles, and light, scenic adventuring. It’s just a shame that some of Hellblade‘s gameplay components at times feel forced. Maybe it’s artistic vision that’s to blame; the will to make players feel like the journey is an uphill struggle, that the odds are stacked against them. The early warning that the game has a permadeath system, which doesn’t actually seem to ring true, certainly indicates so. But either way, even though Hellblade may be held back from being the absolute masterpiece it could have been by some unfortunate flaws, it’s so unique and special that it definitely deserves to be played.”