How long to beat Senua’s Sage: Hellblade 2 – Main story & completionist run length

Nathan Warby
Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2 cover art

Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 takes players on another nightmarish journey through the world of Norse myth, but how long will take to beat? Here’s everything we know about the game’s length, whether you’re focusing on the main story or want to see and do everything.

After a seven-year wait since the original, Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 is one of 2024’s most anticipated games. But, after such a long wait, fans are wondering how many hours they’ll get out of the game when it arrives on Xbox and PC on May 21.

Here’s how long it will take to beat Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2, whether you want to rush the main story or do a completionist run.

How long to beat Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2

Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 will take around eight hours to complete if you focus on the main story. This was confirmed in an Xbox Wire post from developer Ninja Theory, where they mentioned the sequel is “similar in length to the first Hellblade.”

The original game’s story lasted for around seven and a half hours, while those looking to find every single Lorestone and other optional content could get closer to nine hours out of it.

However, the series is known for being fairly linear, without too many side objectives to tick off, so the mileage you get out of Hellblade 2 will depend on how quickly you solve the many puzzles and how quickly you pick up the brutal combat.

Senua in Hellblade 2
The Hellblade games are fairly linear experiences.

This is much shorter than the length players have come to expect from AAA games, but the devs have reassured fans that this is by design, and is reflected by the slightly cheaper $49.99 / £49.99 price tag.

“We also took advantage of the freedom that digital-only distribution offered us to create a game of the length that fit perfectly with our intended experience but could be sold at a lower price to reflect the shorter length of our story,” they explained.

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Nathan is a Senior Writer at CharlieIntel. He’s an expert in EA Sports FC, Call of Duty, and Overwatch, as well as superhero games, including Marvel’s Spider-Man. With a master's degree in Magazine Journalism from Nottingham Trent University, he worked as a Trainee Reporter for Derbyshire Live before moving into games media, with bylines at Dexerto, Cultured Vultures, and more. You can contact Nathan by email at [email protected].