How Good Is It? God of War: Ragnarok

Step aside, Elden Ring, you've got some competition.

Fimbulwinter is upon us. Ragnarok is here. God of War is back after almost half a decade away, with Kratos and Atreus returning for the end of days in Norse legend. Despite a long wait, fans of the original release are ready to return to Midgard and end the journey Santa Monica Studios started in 2018. But is God of War: Ragnarok worth the wait, or does the might of the gods weigh too heavy on Kratos this time around?

God of War: Ragnarok is a resounding success with critics, serving as one of the highest-rated titles of 2022. This PlayStation exclusive boasts an incredible Top Critic Average of 94 on OpenCritic, but that’s not all. 98% of critics would recommend a purchase on release, earning Kratos and Atreus a Mighty rating on the review compilation site. With over 130 registered scores, it’s an incredible debut for this Game of the Year contender. User scores aren’t available yet, but we’ll let you know when they are!

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God of War Ragnarok is as incredible as its 2018 predecessor, God of War, which matches Ragnarok’s score on OpenCritic. User scores on Metacritic mirrored the critical consensus, averaging a 9.1/10 with over 21,000 recorded reviews.

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Standout God of War Ragnarok Reviews

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Critics praise God of War for its heartfelt story, improved mechanics, and satisfying conclusion to the saga for Kratos and Atreus. Some reviewers say it’s an unforgettable title that will shape the genre as a whole. Performances, sound design, gameplay, and characters excel in rising above the lofty expectations cast by fans and critics alike. Ragnarok is another title sure to stand as a testament to narrative games during the PS5 era and one that any Sony fan won’t want to miss. Simply put, God of War: Ragnarok is a masterpiece.

While not every critic gave God of War: Ragnarok a perfect score, you’d be hard-pressed to find a negative review of the title or even one that drops below what we’ve listed here. God of War: Ragnarok will undoubtedly duke it out against Elden Ring for the illustrious Game of the Year award at the end of December 2022. Who wins is anyone’s guess, but It’s safe to say that the latest entry in the God of War franchise will put up a fight for the crown.

To see the God of War: Ragnarok Launch Trailer, visit the video below.

For more on God of War: Ragnarok, including our upcoming review, stay tuned to Press SPACE to Jump!

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Tai Hofmann
Tai Hofmann

I'm Tai, the New Games lead, Writer, and Editor for Press SPACE to Jump. My first memory is forcing my parents to play 50-round games of Mario Party on the N64. Now I love games on all platforms and hone in on new releases. Some of my favorite titles include Final Fantasy XIV, Cuphead, God of War 2018, Persona 5, and Smash Bros.

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