Hellblade 2: Nearly 90% of Xbox Players Failed To Beat Main Story

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  • Hellblade 2 was finally released last month.
  • While the game is already very short, nearly everyone who played it has yet to beat the main story.
  • A recent report has suggested that only 13% of all the Xbox players have completed the title.

Hellblade 2 was Xbox’s biggest release of the first half of 2024, and while everyone had great expectations from the title, it ended up surrounded by controversy. Whether it be the short runtime or the lack of meaningful gameplay, there was no shortage of criticism for this title at release.

With just 4K players on Steam, things were already looking concerning for Ninja Theory’s latest cinematic odyssey. However, a new report adds further tension to the situation. It notes that nearly 90% of Xbox players have not completed Hellblade 2.

Why it matters: Ninja Theory’s latest release is the shortest action-adventure title of the year, so this completion percentage is a bit concerning.

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Hellblade 2 Just Launched Last Month

As reported by TrueAchievements, a total of 13% of players who have played Hellblade 2 on Xbox have completed the title. This has been noted through The End of Tyranny achievement given to players once they finish the last mission and beat the story.

However, things are better on Steam, as it was noted that around 37% of the players have unlocked The End the Tyranny achievement. Over on Xbox, the report further reveals that only about 52% of the players have beaten the first boss and achieved the Next Sign achievement.

It should also be noted that the first boss comes just 30 minutes into the story and barely poses a challenge. Therefore, this statistic does not inspire confidence.

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Hellblade 2 Is Graphically Superior To Any Unreal Engine 5 Game

It is important to consider that Hellblade 2 launched on Game Pass. This meant that many players who were not too interested in the title played it for at least a few minutes at launch.

A subscription launch typically lowers the completion percentage for most games. However, this is also indicative of Ninja Theory’s inability to keep new or curious players engaged till the end.

This may not have been the case had the game been more compelling. Perhaps the dark and deep themes pushed players away, or they simply didn’t enjoy the limited use of gameplay.

On the split side, Hellblade 2 is certainly a visual masterpiece, and reviews have been quite positive. It has also been said that Ninja Theory has already received the greenlight to continue the franchise with a third entry.

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