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

By Mark Delaney,
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.

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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!
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.