Percentile Rank

God's Trigger is ranked in the 81st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 29 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

82%

Critics Recommend

Based on 29 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Polygon
Unscored
Unscored
Apr 15, 2019

It’s an entertaining ride, and one that’s sweeter when shared with a pal

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Scored Reviews

AbsoluteXbox
4.6 / 5.0
4.6 / 5.0
May 2, 2019

verall, God’s Trigger was a brilliant experience, despite the amount of times I died. The fast action-packed combat makes you stress about what’s around the next corner.

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Rapid Reviews UK
Jun 14, 2019

With Hotline Miami dominating the top-down, over-the-top, brutally violent genre in gaming since its introduction in 2012, it was high time a new game tried to get in on the action and take the steely crown. Having started out in 2014, Krakow based developers One More Level have added another game to their catalogue with God’s Trigger. Promising the opportunity to ‘slay enemies with speed and precision in an over-the-top show of blood and explosions’, I was keen to see just how well this one would hold up. Find out here at Rapid Reviews UK!

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Video Chums
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Apr 17, 2019

God's Trigger is the best twin-stick shooter that I've ever played.

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Windows Central
Apr 17, 2019

While it's not perfect, God's Trigger offers a fantastic gameplay experience that any fans of brutal top-down shooter games like Hotline Miami will love.

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GameSpew
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Apr 18, 2019

Coming straight out of nowhere, it’s undoubtedly one of the best games released this year, and is an absolute must for anyone who loves local co-op.

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COGconnected
88 / 100
88 / 100
Apr 27, 2019

God’s Trigger was a blast to play. It is a gritty bloodbath that had fun with the tropes it played with and never sacrificed story or gameplay for its component parts. Harry and Judy made a great team in a corrupt world, and killing sinners, whether they’re cowboy body doubles or deranged cultists, has never felt so good.

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GamingTrend
85 / 100
85 / 100
Apr 17, 2019

God's Trigger is a fast-paced top down shooter in the realm of Hotline Miami, which brings with it some brutal deaths. The various abilities and ways to attack are fantastic. The story doesn't delve deep, but it does what's needed to keep you engaged.

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PlayStation Universe
8.5 / 10.0
PlayStation Universe
Sebastian Hawden

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
Apr 17, 2019

A fast, fluid murderous romp through a comic book style world. Gods Trigger does enough to stand out in this niche genre of top-down twitchy twin-stick shooters.

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Gamefa
8.3 / 10.0
8.3 / 10.0
May 21, 2019

God's Trigger is a really good over-the-top shoot-'em-up game that when you start, it makes you play it more and more. Its "deep challenging gameplay full of violence" beside having some nice differences with similar games of this genre, make God's Trigger a valuable game that worth your time and money, specially if you play it in co-op to see full potential of the game.

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Gamersky
8.1 / 10.0
Gamersky
棘皮动物的野望

Top Critic

8.1 / 10.0
May 3, 2019

God's Trigger is weak at story part. Nonetheless, you will enjoy the gameplay since it contains a lot of fun.

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IGN Spain
8 / 10.0
IGN Spain
Xavi Mogrovejo

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Apr 17, 2019

A fun game in the likes of Hotline Miami but with a coop mode that will shake things up a bit to make it interesting.

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God is a Geek
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 17, 2019

God's Trigger is a vibrant, violent romp through Heaven, Hell, and everywhere between

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GameSkinny
Apr 18, 2019

Heaven's under new management. It takes a little while to come into its own, but 'God's Trigger' is a decent weekend's worth of splatterpunk entertainment.

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Game Revolution
Apr 17, 2019

Despite quite a few issues and never truly reaching the high marks set by some other games in the top-down shooter genre, God’s Trigger still manages to be worth playing thanks to it carving its own path.

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FingerGuns
8 / 10
8 / 10
Apr 16, 2019

God’s Trigger is a smorgasbord of twin stick goodness. It takes the challenge of Hotline Miami, the genre innovations of Mr Shifty, blends it with a fun, pulpy if shallow narrative and then blends it with as much blood splatter as humanly possible. It doesn’t do anything particularly new but it does provide a twitchy, immensely gratifying 9 hours of action with the occasional satisfying set piece.

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Just Push Start
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Apr 17, 2019

God's Trigger isn't perfect but it is a lot of fun. The silly story is charming enough to overlook some of the shortcomings, with gameplay having a nice balance between hardcore and casual. Ultimately, the ability to win or lose based off a single move works very well here, for the same reasons it worked well for games like Hotline Miami. So, if you want to see how quickly you can dispatch foes and enjoy a ridiculous story this is a can't miss.

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GotGame
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 21, 2019

Even though it’s hard to evaluate God’s Trigger without comparing it to Hotline Miami, it does enough to separate itself. The numerous abilities and weapons allow for more variety, and the game is much more welcoming to newcomers and casuals.

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Screen Rant
Apr 22, 2019

God's Trigger is an outrageous and chaotic top-down shooter with a robust co-operative mode and plenty enough action to cover up its clunkier moments.

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Daily Star
May 1, 2019

The soundtrack also makes a huge impression, again with each area having a different style of track. From creepy industrial house music to surf guitar riffs, you'll be doing a shoulder dance while you paint the town red.

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The Games Machine
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 17, 2019

God's Trigger is a fast-paced, relentless and visceral action game, althoug lacking in style and elegance.

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GameMAG
8 / 10
GameMAG
KuP9l

Top Critic

8 / 10
Apr 28, 2019

God's Trigger is a fun arcade action game with a co-op and a nice campaign, which uses a Hotline Miami formula with the addition of some new mechanics.

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Wccftech
7.9 / 10.0
7.9 / 10.0
Apr 23, 2019

God's Trigger might feel underwhelming at the start, but its mediocre tutorial hides a fast, frantic and fantastic hack and slash that is perfect to play with a friend.

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GBAtemp
7.6 / 10.0
GBAtemp
Garrett Walters

Top Critic

7.6 / 10.0
Apr 19, 2019

A fun game held back by some questionable design decisions, I can recommend God's Trigger, but only to a certain niche audience desperate for more Hotline Miami clones to play. A few cuts to unnecessary mechanics here, a little streamlining to avoid annoying the player there, and this game easily could've been in 8.5/10 territory. As a game of middling quality overall, it's likely to be buried in the deluge of Steam indie games instead.

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BaziCenter
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Apr 16, 2019

God's Trigger is like if Quentin Tarantino adapted a Garth Ennis comic book and turned everything up to eleven. The story may not be that interesting and the music could've been better but the action is all that matters here and it's great. Playing the game on co-op is an absolute chaos and we loved every second of it.

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Hobby Consolas
73 / 100
73 / 100
Apr 17, 2019

It is not as elegant as The Hong Kong Massacre and lacks the level design of Hotline Miami, but this top down shooter is fun to play and delivers a great local coop mode, in which we control and angel and a demon, whit their own unique abilities. Music, blood and humor reminds us of Tarantino movies.

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Slant Magazine
Apr 24, 2019

n the vein of so many B movies that seek to provide the campiest of thrills, God’s Trigger takes delight in its over-the-top violence, cheesy monologues, and nonsensical plot. It’s what makes the game so memorable, even if that means it never defies genre expectations. God’s Trigger is no rousing masterpiece, nor does it want to be.

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Reno Gazette-Journal
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
May 21, 2019

God's Trigger is a fast-paced, twin-stick action game that knows it is campy and kitschy and does not apologize for it. It's also unapologetically unforgiving, so you're likely going to die. A lot. At least you will as you try to learn the game's various nuances while facing enemy hordes. The gameplay could use some extra polish and the solo experience feels a tad lacking compared to multiplayer. If you're a fan of Hotline Miami, however, then this is the kind of angel or devil's food cake you'll want to get and eat, too.

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Digital Chumps
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Apr 16, 2019

God's Trigger's grindhouse kitsch is effective because you can believe it was made by deeply inspired people who barely knew what they were doing. Blundering adrenaline has an unconscious authenticity which, by its nature, translates to a gnarly player experience. Misadventure is technically still an adventure.

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