God of War Ragnarok: Valhalla Reviews

God of War Ragnarok: Valhalla is ranked in the 98th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
5 / 5.0
Dec 22, 2023

The new rogue-like gameplay of God of War Ragnarök: Valhalla took a little time to get used to. But after getting used to it, it’s no question that it incredibly adds much more to the DLC, let alone the combat, and overall, an enthralling replayable experience in Valhalla, and would welcome this new type of gameplay in future God of War projects. To top it all off, again, it must be said the DLC is totally free. This is a DLC you’d be happy to pay for, but you don’t need to. Imagine something this great doesn’t require you to reach for your credit card.

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9.5 / 10.0
Jan 8, 2024

We wouldn't object if they sold such a big, comprehensive and good DLC. But the fact that they're releasing it for free is incredible. And the fact that it complements Ragnarök even more is priceless.

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9.5 / 10.0
Dec 15, 2023

Sony Santa Monica did incredible work with this, and if you have ever liked the God of War franchise at any point, I can’t imagine a better love letter for the fans.

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9.5 / 10.0
Dec 20, 2023

God of War Ragnarök: Valhalla represents an extraordinary addition to the God of War Ragnarök universe, transcending expectations by offering an immersive experience full of challenges. Its exceptional quality not only expands Kratos' narrative, but also provides an exciting journey rich in details, making it essential for fans of the saga.

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9.1 / 10.0
Jan 22, 2024

The best compliment for this free DLC is that it comes across as a work of love, put together for a distinct purpose and smashes that target beyond all expectations. Even against the growing scale and scope of AAA games, this smaller slice stands tall and mighty as an essential piece of the puzzle, giving fans more to enjoy and love. For the low price of nothing, it represents a return of immense value, as well as a therapeutic journey that all would enjoy.

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9 / 10.0
Dec 20, 2023

With its roguelite take on the base game's formula, engaging story, decent amount of new content and excellent accessibility, God of War Ragnarok: Valhalla is a great expansion that is worthy of any God of War's fans time. The focus on combat may turn some players off, but it's only a minor issue in an expansion that could have been easily sold as paid DLC.

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9 / 10.0
Dec 18, 2023

God of War Ragnarok: Valhalla is not only a fun and addictive roguelite mode where the game's excellent combat is allowed to shine brighter than ever, it's also a rewarding, introspective narrative experience, and one that's especially unmissable for long-time series fans. Given that it's free, there's really no reason not to play it.

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9 / 10.0
Dec 20, 2023

At the end of God of War: Ragnarok Valhalla, I saw that Santa Monica Studios knew exactly how to end the story - Kratos, the aging hero, needed to step out of the shadows of his past and face the future.

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Gamefa
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
Dec 17, 2023

God of War Ragnarok: Valhalla is an amazing roguelike experience that completely exceeded my expectations. It's nothing revolutionary, but it's unbelievably entertaining and addictive.

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9 / 10.0
Dec 14, 2023

Even if you don’t like roguelikes, do yourself a favor and don’t miss this DLC for what still may be one of the greatest action series ever made.

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9 / 10.0
Dec 18, 2023

God of War Ragnarok: Valhalla is the true epilogue of the Norse lore of God of War and an integral - now - part that brings down the curtain on this extraordinary new series.

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INVEN
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
Dec 20, 2023

God of War Ragnarök: Valhalla is not merely an optional DLC but rather an essential one. The completeness and enjoyment as a roguelite, combined with its narrative aspects, are truly perfect. For gamers eagerly awaiting the sequel, it's undoubtedly a delightful year-end surprise in many aspects.

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9 / 10.0
Dec 22, 2023

God of War Ragnarok Valhalla is a delightful expansion that not only enhances the combat experience it also deepens Kratos' development as he faces both past and future. Being free to download makes the expansion a no-brainer recommendation.

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90 / 100
Dec 23, 2023

God of War Ragnarok: Valhalla might have been an unexpected DLC but it tied off a lot of loose ends in the entire story as a whole. A lot of unanswered questions were answered, and the challenge to get to them is well worth every bit of effort needed to get to them. And while the shift to the Roguelike challenge was odd, it’s a great change of pace that fits the game brilliantly. However, there is the small matter of certain secret end-game content that needs to be discovered for the DLC to make sense, which might confuse the people who didn’t dig deeper after taking down Odin.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jan 10, 2024

The Rogue-lite approach to gameplay is a very interesting treatment that could be a good way to extend the life of this single-player production. It's a good way to delve back into the thick of endless battles without having to go through the campaign again. However, marathons are boring in the long run. Unfortunately, though, Valhalla doesn't have the one more round syndrome. However, once in a while, making such a run is a great idea to spend your free time.

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8 / 10
Dec 15, 2023

God of War Ragnarok: Valhalla is a brilliant addition to a brilliant game. Not only does it remix the core title's combat in a compelling, highly replayable roguelite mode, it does so with Santa Monica's usual cinematic style, weaving in meaningful story that'll keep you hooked while it lasts. Fans of the series really shouldn't pass on this - and, because it's totally free, there's no reason to do so.

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Dec 14, 2023

God of War Ragnarok: Valhalla isn't just a fun free DLC; it's a fitting epilogue to the entire God of War series.

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Worth your time
Jan 6, 2024

God of War Ragnarok: Valhalla delivers some juicy story and offers plenty of entertaining gameplay. It’s a great excuse to jump back into the fray with videogame’s second favorite Spartan.

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No Recommendation / Blank
Dec 22, 2023

Valhalla feels like a sweet Christmas Gift. And a gift is a gift, no matter what.

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Unscored
Dec 15, 2023

Kratos is here to contemplate his future purpose and learns to forgive himself for his past deeds while still acknowledging and learning from them, making for a potent mix of the Greek and Norse sides of the franchise with some returning characters, locations and other bits that I wouldn’t want to spoil. It’s a treat for longtime fans as well as a very appreciated bit of history for those who jumped on in recent entries.

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