God of War Ragnarök is not just one of the highest-rated games of 2022 but of all time.
Santa Monica Studio’s launch of God of War Ragnarök is an unmitigated critical success. The game is receiving positive reviews across the board with some outlets even awarding it a perfect score.
It’s not just small PlayStation fanboy sites that are giving the game high marks either. We’re talking about sites as big as IGN. We read the reviews so that you do not have to. So keep scrolling to see the gaming press reception for yourself.
God of War Ragnarök Review Roundup
IGN had the most glowing review, giving the game a perfect 10 out of 10. After launching God of War in 2018, they note that “Sony Santa Monica finds itself in a situation not dissimilar to when Francis Ford Coppola created the sequel to his mob movie masterpiece, The Godfather.”
Here’s what they have to say about Ragnarok:
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.
MP1st also gave Ragnarok a perfect score. Here’s what they had to say:
I could spend hours upon hours talking about God of War Ragnarok, but at the end of the day, the only thing that should matter to you is if it’s any good — and it is. It’s better than good; it’s a downright masterpiece.
‘Soulless puppets attached to a series of strings’
At the other end of the spectrum, IGN Korea was highly critical of the sequel. They gave the game a 6 out of 10, arguing that it failed to evolve. Here’s what they had to say:
The game’s core design has not moved an inch since the prequel and the story seems to be lacking in creativity in comparison. Unlike the well coordinated experience as a whole like last time, everything in Ragnarok seems to act like soulless puppets attached to a series of strings. Although the reskinned aspect of a working formula seems to be the safest bet, if we were to find any sort of effort of evolution since the prior title, it wouldn’t feel as lackluster from a highly anticipated title to make its grand entrance. This one feels rather like a quickly brewed DLC of the previous title instead.