TA Playlist for December 2018 is Live with Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

By Mark Delaney, 1 month ago
We've arrived at the final month of the year, which means it's time to change gears — quite dramatically — from last month's TA Playlist game to this month's game, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice.


Hellblade is a critically-acclaimed action game with an emphasis on sword fighting, puzzles, and an immersive story centered around a woman determined to fight through a Nordic hellscape to save the soul of her lover. It's best played with headphones to experience the binaural audio design from new Microsoft studio, Ninja Theory. It received good to great reviews when it launched in 2017 on PC and PS4, and then again when it came to Xbox this past spring, including our 5/5 score.

It's currently a digital-only game, but just for a few more days. It hits retail stores on December 4th. If you have Xbox Game Pass, you can also wait until the 17th, as it comes to the library that day. If you've already completed the easy achievement list, you can even stack it on Windows 10. There are plenty of ways to play along with us in the TA Playlist Hub this month, and there's plenty to say about Hellblade. We hope to see you in the discussion threads!

This game was featured in our Best Xbox Action-Adventure Games Available in 2018 article. Why not check it out to see what else made the cut?
Mark Delaney
Written by Mark Delaney
Mark is a Boston native now living in Portland, Oregon. He's the Editorial Manager on TA, loves story-first games, and is the host of the community game club TA Playlist. Outside of games he likes biking, sci-fi, the NFL, and spending time with his family. He almost never writes in the third person.