Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. Sep 19, 2011
    79
    If you're looking for something non-draining on the brain than Thor - God of Thunder offers 3DS gamers a fun yet ultimately forgettable journey for this ancient god.
  2. Sep 20, 2011
    75
    I'm not disappointed. The 3DS version of Thor: God of Thunder is pretty entertaining. The graphics and sound effects are nice, the gameplay offers some variety and the gigantic bosses are hard to beat. Fans of hack'n'slay games won't err in buying Thor: God of Thunder for the 3DS.
  3. Oct 12, 2011
    60
    As movie game tie-ins go, Thor: God of Thunder is definitely one of the better ones, but that doesn't stop it growing stale and repetitive rather quickly.
  4. Oct 7, 2011
    60
    Thor 3DS still offers a passable brawler for fans of the genre at its most basic, but if you're looking for the next great portable game, you best look elsewhere.
  5. Oct 6, 2011
    60
    With this restructured control scheme, a lot of the frustration is alleviated. That gives this N3DS edition the edge over its Wii sibling, but it's ultimately a case of too little too late. [Oct 2011, p.83]
  6. Sep 28, 2011
    60
    As a movie tie-in it is a surprisingly well-polished title, but as a video game experience it lacks that spark and direction to take it further.
  7. Oct 5, 2011
    55
    While proceedings might start out enjoyable, Thor: God of Thunder's trip to boredom and mediocrity ruin what ultimately could have been a solid third person romp. If you're after you're action fix you could certainly do worse; just don't expect this to be the 3DS' answer to God of War.
  8. Oct 2, 2011
    50
    Many of the problems with this 3DS version link back to the uniqueness of the Wii game: its motion controls have not translated well to the cramped button and touch screen layout on the 3DS.
  9. Nov 2, 2011
    38
    Thunderously dumb combat in an endless succession of technically borked corridors. [Nov 2011, p.65]
  10. 20
    There's no doubt of the developer's intention of creating a God of War-like adventure starring Thor, but pretty much nothing works in the 3DS version. It's one of the crummiest titles we've seen on the handheld so far, and one that doesn't really get anything right.
User Score
4.2

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Nov 15, 2011
    7
    Thor plays a lot like the god of war like hack n slashes. Going from room to room taking on hoards of enemies. The fighting system is solidThor plays a lot like the god of war like hack n slashes. Going from room to room taking on hoards of enemies. The fighting system is solid and fast paced as well as makes you feel like you are Thor .There's enemies, places, and bosses and fit into the Thor universe that's fun if your a fan or not. 3D is hit or miss sometimes noticeable. The game is about 5hrs long and has replayabilty with unlock-ables and hidden things. over all a good game but a bit short. Full Review »
  2. Nov 2, 2011
    2
    When I first played God of Thunder, I thought it would be awesome, but it turned out to be another movie tie in knock off and a very bad oneWhen I first played God of Thunder, I thought it would be awesome, but it turned out to be another movie tie in knock off and a very bad one at that. With clunky controls, bad story and tons of glitches, God of Thunder should be dropped in the bin, never to be seen again. At least rent the game. It's not worth the money Full Review »