God of War Ragnarök Reviews

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9 / 10
Dec 7, 2022

God of War: Ragnarok throws almost the entire cadre of remaining Norse gods at the beardy one and the result is an incremental but still spectacular step up from 2018's title, refining the existing systems and loading the game with a dense narrative that satisfies more often than it distracts.

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9.5 / 10.0
Dec 8, 2022

The conclusion of the Norse Saga starring Kratos and Atreus is most certainly the best part in the series. God of War Ragnarok take the formula from the previous game and refines it to almost perfection. If God of War (2018) is seen as a masterpiece, God of War Ragnarok sits one tier above, in a league of its own.

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IGN
Top Critic
10 / 10.0
Nov 3, 2022

An enthralling spectacle to behold and an even more exciting one to take the reins of, God of War Ragnarok melds action and adventure together to create a new, unforgettable Norse saga. Impeccable writing, pitch-perfect performances, knockout action – it’s a complete work of art from top to bottom.

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Recommended
Nov 3, 2022

Much like its heroes, God of War: Ragnarök learns to love itself for what it truly is: gargantuan, excessive, and wonderfully absurd.

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Nov 3, 2022

A beautiful world filled with things to discover, and a fitting close for Kratos' viking adventure that only misses full marks thanks to a light touch opening half that takes a while to hit its stride.

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8 / 10
Nov 3, 2022

A more flawed experience than its predecessor, with a sense that the formula is already starting to wear thin, but the character-based storytelling with Kratos and his son is handled masterfully well.

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9 / 10.0
Nov 3, 2022
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9.5 / 10.0
Nov 3, 2022

God of War Ragnarök feels a lot like God of War (2018), which is a compliment considering how fantastic that game is. Sony Santa Monica was right to not break what wasn’t broken and it has expertly continued the story threads that were left hanging from the previous game.

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9 / 10
Nov 3, 2022

Sony Santa Monica brings back what made the original God of War reboot great and delivers another fantastic story with exceptional writing.

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Polygon
Top Critic
Unscored
Nov 3, 2022

God of War Ragnarök feels trapped between great design and blockbuster movies. The results are captivating and inconsistent.

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Kotaku
Top Critic
Unscored
Nov 3, 2022

Kratos and Atreus are the heart of this new era of God of War. Ragnarök provides them plenty of quiet moments and lets you see just how much they’ve grown and developed since 2018. Getting to see the journey they take together to reach this new point in their lives is truly my favorite part of this sequel.

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9 / 10.0
Nov 3, 2022

God of War Ragnarok is a fantastic showcase of what this series has to offer, and a sterling example of how it still has life left in it. While not everything lands with the sequel from a story perspective, the core of the original is preserved, with some new twists and turns still to go. I’m fully on board with whatever Sony Santa Monica comes up with next.

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9 / 10.0
Nov 3, 2022

God of War Ragnarök is a triumph. It’s a swansong for the PS4 and one of the best first-party games for the PS5 so far. It’s bigger than its predecessor in every way. The game’s only flaw is the weak climax. Everything up to that part is gold. However, it’s hard to find a conclusion that’ll satisfy everyone when the stakes are basically everything.

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9 / 10
Nov 3, 2022

Kratos has come a long way since first flinging himself into the Aegean all those years ago. God of War, as a series, has come a long way too, pushing the boundaries of hack and slash action to their goar-soaked limits, then breaking free of a years-long slumber to become one of the biggest names in modern gaming. As our own winter approaches, God of War Ragnarok makes for the perfect adventure to lose yourself in.

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10 / 10.0
Nov 3, 2022

God of War Ragnarök blew our minds.

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97 / 100
Nov 3, 2022

God of War Ragnarok is a work of art, from narrative elements to the construction of the Nine Realms. A sequel worthy of a god, capable of making us cry and tremble with the fury of combat.

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Paul Tassi
Top Critic
9.5 / 10.0
Nov 3, 2022

God of War Ragnarok is a beautiful, moving game, no longer purely centered on a father getting to know his son, but also about vengeance, forgiveness and attempting to change both prophecy, and the people we used to be, both of which prove to be equally difficult.

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9 / 10
Nov 3, 2022

Santa Monica Studio has captured lightning in a bottle for a second time. God of War Ragnarok left me speechless; it’s such a beautiful game both visually and narratively. The team has somehow managed to take what made the original such a wonder and expand upon it, delivering to players a masterpiece, an experience that sits atop the God of War pantheon.

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IGN Spain
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
Nov 3, 2022

God of War: Ragnarok is, above all, an expansion of what was proposed four years ago. An adventure that unfolds in a big way (as the occasion demands) and with success when it comes to expanding its world and its combat system. An exercise in continuity that knows how to play with the inheritance it receives to deliver a title that surpasses its predecessor. If you liked the reboot of Kratos, expect more and better.

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Unscored
Nov 3, 2022

Doesn't quite hit the heights of its predecessor, but it's still a worthy sequel with some strong moments. Buy it.

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