God of War Ragnarok review roundup: here’s what critics are saying about the new GoW game

Santa Monica Studio is all set to launch the much-awaited God of War Ragnarok on November 9th. The developer sent out review copies of the game weeks ago, and several publications are our with their full reviews. God of War Ragnarok has received an overwhelmingly positive response from most reviewers. Even on Metacritic, the game has a near-perfect score of 94 based on 117 critic reviews at the time of writing. Based on the reviews, God of War Ragnarok seems like a solid successor to the 2018 God of War game and is definitely worth playing.

God of War Ragnarok review

  • IGN – “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. Reflecting its core themes, it’s everything a sequel should be: respectful of its legendary lineage, but not afraid to take it to exciting new places.”
  • Polygon – “God of War Ragnarök, as the sum of its many disparate and often conflicting parts and influences, isn’t here to reinvent the wheel. But its single-minded desire to emulate all the hallmarks of an epic Hollywood narrative will remain both its biggest weakness and its enduring source of success. And like many, many Hollywood success stories, it shouldn’t feel this weird to say that something of this scope and scale is just OK.”
  • Gamespot – “The last game’s thoughtful approach to exploring fatherhood was unexpected, Ragnarok somehow manages to feel like an even more personal tale about the complicated nature of families and the people that make them up. For every moment of brutality, there is one of genuine and relatable emotion. How they land will vary from person to person, but there were multiple that left me with tears welling up. If nothing else, God of War Ragnarok further cements Sony Santa Monica’s narrative team as one of the best in the business.”

God of War Ragnarok gameplay

God of War Ragnarok

The gameplay experience of God of War Ragnarok is massively improved over its predecessor. The game follows Kratos and Atreus through the Nine Realms of Norse mythology as they slay gods and beasts. The story focuses on the father-son relationship between the main characters just like in the previous game and explores it even further. The combat has been drastically improved with Signature moves for Kratos’ Leviathan Axe and Blades of Chaos. Besides these, Kratos’ shields have been changed to either prioritise blocking damage or parrying. Atreus also becomes a bigger part of the game as he grows older and more confident in his abilities. He helps his father Kratos in various ways. God of War Ragnarok has a diverse set of enemies with unique moves, strengths, and weaknesses. You will need to assess their attack and defence patterns to find openings for specific moves.

God of War Ragnarok price in India

God of War Ragnarok will be coming to PS5 and PS4 on November 9th. While there are various editions of God of War Ragnarok available in the US, Indian players have access to the launch edition only for now. The price of God of Ragnarok is listed below:

  • God of War Ragnarok Launch Edition (PS4) – Rs 3,999
  • God of War Ragnarok Launch Edition (PS5) – Rs 4,999

You can pre-order the game via PlayStation Store (digital), ShopAtSC (disc), Amazon (disc), and Games The Shop (disc).