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God of War: Ragnarök – What the critics are saying

Russell Kidson

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Mythology, combat, and a heart-wrenching story. Could we possibly have asked more of the next iteration in the God of War franchise? If you ask me, no. But the cultured and infinitely more experienced team at Metro GameCentral would like you to know that the game is a ‘more flawed experience than its predecessor.’ You’ll find the rest of his opinions and more in this exploration of what the critics think of God of War: Ragnarök

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The critics, as you’ve seen by the comment above, are not afraid to pull their punches. However, as we’ll point out, not everyone is as critical of the game. In fact, many critics have given the game a solid 8 out of 10. 99% of the critics recognized by OpenCritic recommend the game, and its Top Critic Average is a near-perfect 94. 

God of War: Ragnarök – What the critics are saying

Simon Cardy of IGN says that the game is ‘an enthralling spectacle to behold and an even more exciting one to take the reins of, God of War Ragnarök melds action and adventure together to create a new, unforgettable Norse saga.’ He adds further that it is ‘a complete work of art from top to bottom.’

Chris Tapsell of Eurogamer says it best with his comment. ‘Much like its heroes, God of War: Ragnarök learns to love itself for what it truly is: gargantuan, excessive, and wonderfully absurd.’

You’ll have to read David Jenkins’ full review to discover how much he actually enjoyed the game. Just like he asserts Kratos’ personality thaws as the the game progresses, so too does Jenkins’ opinion once you delve into his full critique. 

The most interesting review comes from James Billcliffe of VG247. He asserts that ‘Although it starts out remarkably similar to the 2018 God of War both mechanically and graphically, God of War Ragnarök gradually builds into a meaningful evolution for the series, expanding the scope of gameplay both stealthily and overtly, while delivering a tense and twisty story that bends legend around its characters in exciting and endlessly interesting ways.’

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In short, the game seems to be a massive hit among those who have had a chance to play it ahead of its global console launch on November 8th. 
In other news, Sony has revealed brand new graphics modes for God of War: Ragnarök on PlayStation 4 and 5.

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