Nearly 90% of Hellblade 2 Steam Reviews Positive At Release

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"Very Positive Reviews" on Steam So Far!

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  • Hellblade 2 has launched to positive reviews from critics and fans.
  • The game has already received about 1,000 reviews on Steam, 89% of which are positive.
  • These reviews highlight various strengths, but the visuals seem to be the most commonly praised elements.

Hellblade 2 has launched to a positive reception from critics. Even though the launch might not have been on par with Xbox’s expectations, it has proven to be a great sequel to an amazing predecessor.

The game launched yesterday, and fans have been enjoying the experience so far. Hellblade 2 is currently sitting at very positive reviews on Steam.

Why it matters: Hellblade 2 was one of the most anticipated titles from Xbox this year. Its success is crucial for Xbox, as it stands out as one of the biggest blockbuster releases for the year.

Hellblade 2 Steam Reviews
Hellblade 2 Reviews via Steam

With over 900 reviews, a whopping 89% of them are currently positive.

The graphics have been the most talked about aspect in the reviews, and rightfully so. Hellblade 2 is being hailed the best-looking Unreal Engine 5 title, which is a well-deserved accolade.

You forget what reality is.

-Review via Darth Taylor

Moreover, the narrative has also received praise. Others have even asked Microsoft to keep Ninja Theory operational after enjoying the studio’s latest work.

The few negative reviews have highlighted the gameplay as a weak point, citing Hellblade 2’s short length and scripted combat as inferior to its impressive presentation. However, the release has been a major hit among Steam players overall.

It is important to note that Xbox’s latest offering has not received too many reviews on Steam. This is mainly because it reached just under 4K concurrent players, which is much lower than the norm for modern AAA titles.

Hellblade 2
Hellblade 2 Aims For A Shorter Experience

While Ninja Theory’s approach has seemingly divided audiences, the developer’s work has still received plenty of praise. We also expect it to win a few awards for its technical achievements down the line, if nothing else.

Fan opinions have also remained largely positive on social media, though it is clear that this title is not for everyone. Perhaps Ninja Theory can use this feedback to expand on several of the other elements in the future. For instance, combat and puzzles are a step down in the second game.

Still, these are minor hiccups in an otherwise exceptional narrative experience for those willing to play the game on their own terms.

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