God of War Ragnarok is making a big impression among the gaming community even before its launch, with outstanding critic scores on its reviews.
Needless to say, the bar for this title was extremely high. Its predecessor had already achieved the highest award a game can get in the industry, Game of the Year.
With all that expectation building up, God of War Ragnarok would have to be a near-perfect game to reach that coveted status the previous masterpiece from Santa Monica had.
Fortunately for gamers, it seems we might be close to witnessing another outstanding rendition of Kratos soon.
The current reviews and critic ratings are giving God of War Ragnarok critical acclaim status a few days before it hits the shelves. Here is a Ragnarok review roundup showcasing the most significant scores!
God of War Ragnarok Review Roundup – Critical Acclaim Status
Perfect Review Scores
The anticipated Santa Monica PS5 exclusive received perfect scores from the following outlets:
|IGN||10/10||Masterpiece – “God of War Ragnarok is an almighty achievement and creates a new high that makes many of its peers look mortal by comparison.”|
|Game Rant||5/5||Masterpiece – “God of War Ragnarok is a once-in-a-generation game. It doesn’t just live up to its high expectations, but it subverts them and expands beyond them all the same.”|
|VGC||5/5||“God of War Ragnarok is an incredibly special game. With captivating performances that carry an amazing story to a jaw-dropping final act…”|
|EGM||5/5||“God of War Ragnarök is a worthy continuation of (and conclusion to) 2018’s God of War…”|
|Twinfinite||5/5||Exemplary – “God of War Ragnarok is the epitome of cinematic gaming experiences.”|
|Siliconera||10/10||“God of War Ragnarok is as slick and beautifully crafted a game as you will play this generation…”|
|PlayStation Universe||10/10||“God of War: Ragnarok is a meaty and deeply emotional epic that effortlessly secures its place as one of the best games on PS5 and a sure-fire Game of the Year candidate.”|
|Push Square||10/10||Outstanding – “God of War Ragnarok is phenomenal. Even amongst PlayStation Studios’ typically stellar output it’s a showpiece…”|
|Dexerto||10/10||“God of War Ragnarok is a complex, thoughtful game that takes everything that made its predecessor an unmissable experience to even greater heights.”|
|Trusted Reviews||5/5||“God of War Ragnarök is a spectacular sequel, retaining the same ultra-satisfying combat as its predecessor, but with a more grandiose story to boot.”|
|Daily Star||5/5||“God of War Ragnarök sits in the Playstation library alongside other great exclusive games like Marvel’s Spider-Man, Returnal, The Last Of Us and Ghost of Tsushima.”|
|VG247||5/5||“boss fights are emblematic of what makes God of War Ragnarok great: they’re hugely successful meldings of an involving story and brutal action…”|
|Digital Chumps||10/10||Perfect – “God of War Ragnarök is nothing short of a masterpiece, a pinnacle of PlayStation and its efforts to capitalize on robust, narrative experiences.”|
|Atomix||100||“God of War: Ragnarök is an unforgettable journey full of epic moments…”|
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Overall Positive Scores & Minor Criticism
Despite God of War Ragnarok receiving dozens of flawless scores, many sites believe the game is not perfect, mainly due to its narrative and story pacing.
Nonetheless, very few scores are dipping below the 90’s mark.
|Game Informer||9.5/10||“Any complaints about the overall experience (familiar combat, collecting and leveling up equipment isn’t particularly interesting) are quickly forgotten in the face of the compelling narrative…”|
|GameSpot||9/10||“God of War Ragnarok is a lavish production with pristine visuals, jaw-dropping scale, crunchy combat that is as satisfying as it is brutal…”|
|GamesRadar+||4.5/5||“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.”|
|PlayStation LifeStyle||9/10||“While God of War Ragnarok manages to “be better” with its presentation, combat, and exploration, its story falls a little flat with too many should-be standout moments failing to land.”|
|TheSixthAxis||9/10||“As our own winter approaches, God of War Ragnarok makes for the perfect adventure to lose yourself in.”|
|PCMag||4.5/5||Editors’ Choice – “God of War Ragnarok lives up to its high expectations with a moving story and gameplay that more than delivers on the precedent set by the previous entry.”|
|Destructoid||9/10||“God of War Ragnarok is a fantastic showcase of what this series has to offer… While not everything lands with the sequel from a story perspective, the core of the original is preserved…”|
|Guardian||4/5||“Ragnarök is an evolution, where its predecessor was a revelation. Some of its additions […] do not quite justify themselves.”|
|Comicbook.com||4.5/5||“Despite having a couple of problems with God of War Ragnarok, it’s hard [for me] to say that the game is anything less than excellent.”|
|Forbes||9.5/10||“It’s almost impossible [for me] to imagine those who loved the last God of War will not also appreciate this one just as much, minus a lagging stretch here or there, and the fact that it can’t be as transformative as the initial leap from the Greek games.”|