TA Playlist Game for December 2018 Announced

By Mark Delaney,
The last TA Playlist game of the year has been decided, and it's going to be one of the most critically lauded games of the past two years. Join us this December for a dark Norse fantasy told through blood and grit. The next community game club will be entirely focused on Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice.


Hellblade originally launched on PC and PS4 last August before coming to Xbox One earlier this year. In both cases, it received good to great reviews including our 5/5 score. The TA community rating is also impressive, with a 4.4/5 after 885 votes. It's clear many people like this game, but with a month of discussion ahead we can really get into exactly why that is, and we welcome dissenting opinions too, of course. Below you can see the final tally of votes. Anyone following the comments likely saw this win coming as they were overwhelming in favor of Hellblade.


Hellblade is coming to retail stores on December 4th if you're the type to hold out for a physical copy. It'll also be added to Game Pass on December 17th, so subscribers may want to wait to play it then. If you've already completed the achievement list, there's also a stackable Windows 10 version to play. It's an easy completion, with just one achievement not coming naturally and there are guides on site to help with that one.

I'm not spoiling my own thoughts to say I find this game to be very special — I did write the review, after all — and I hope you'll join us when December arrives. In the meantime, for something totally different, there's still more than a week left in our November playthrough of Stardew Valley.
Mark Delaney
Written by Mark Delaney
Mark is a Boston native now living in Portland, Oregon. He has written for GameSkinny, Gamesradar and the Official Xbox Magazine. He runs the family-oriented gaming site Game Together.