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  • Summary: Thor: The Video Game will take players through a spectacular, epic-scale original third-person adventure for which Matt Fraction, the Eisner Award-winning writer and lead Thor comic book author served as story consultant. In the game, Thor battles through the numerous worlds of Norse mythology that span realms ranging from primal worlds of fire and ice to extraordinary planets inhabited by Frost Giants and Trolls to save Asgard, the capital city of the Norse Gods. Thor must overcome monstrous foes lifted from the pages of the comics including Ulik, Ymir, and Surtur, as well as other monstrous denizens. Players will wield the iconic Mjolnir, Thor�s legendary hammer, to fight enemies on an immense scale while controlling the elemental storm powers of lightning, thunder, and wind to vanquish enemies. As Thor earns Valor points through his exploits, players can acquire new abilities, powers, and weapon upgrades. Expand
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  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. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
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  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 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. Expand
  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 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 Collapse