Thor: God of Thunder DS

Metascore
64

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
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  1. 72
    The long levels get tedious at times, but the pacing is just good enough to get you through the game.
  2. games(TM)
    Jul 3, 2011
    70
    The game does get bogged down in far too many unskippable and boring dialogue sequences. [Issue#110, p.118]
  3. Jun 16, 2011
    70
    WayForward set out to push the DS to its limit, and by Odin's beard, it succeeded with thunderous applause.
  4. May 10, 2011
    70
    Well animated sprites, catchy music, challenging bosses and enough abilities to keep the admittedly monotonous action from grating on your soul.
  5. Jul 6, 2011
    67
    WayForward clearly aimed to put out something more than the cheap cash-in and in the process produced probably the best of the Thor games and one of the better movie tie-ins in recent memory.
  6. Nintendo Gamer
    Jun 13, 2011
    66
    Achingly samey, but wholesome fun in small, level-sized bursts. [June 2011, p.63]
  7. May 13, 2011
    60
    Gorgeous 2D art still can't forgive the needless repetition, but while the novelty lasts this is a great little brain dead brawler.
  8. 60
    Thor DS, from what I've heard, might be the best Thor game, but it's not much more than a slightly-better-than-mediocre brawler with great art. WayForward junkies and big Thor fans should be the only people that look into getting this game, though it should satiate those folks quite well.
  9. May 5, 2011
    60
    It's a sharp looking 2D brawler with loose ties to the upcoming film, but repetitive combat and a lack of depth keep it from greatness.
  10. Nintendo Power
    May 3, 2011
    60
    Even a deity can fall prey to that most pesky of villains: monotony. [May 2011, p.86]
  11. May 8, 2011
    58
    There are inspired moments here, especially in the game's boss fights-the final two involve multi-jointed sprites spanning both screens-but they're few and far between.
  12. May 5, 2011
    55
    Impressive boss battles aren't enough to save Thor: God of Thunder from its shallow combat.
  13. Nov 23, 2011
    50
    Once you're finished, something that should only take about five hours, you can unlock the super hard Ragnorak mode, and maybe then your thirst for challenge will be sated, but at that point, why bother? There may be more moves to unlock and different costumes to flit about in, but by then you've seen all there is to see and honestly, hitting a giant with a hammer is only so interesting, regardless of how many different ways you can swing it.
  14. May 3, 2011
    50
    Really, I don't blame WayForward or Sega for such a boring game -- both companies have had their share of excellent games. But it's like being given a painter's canvas and three crayons -- you can create all you want, but the material you're given isn't the best to work with. But when I think of all the other things I've could've done on my Saturday -- went for a walk, strolled by the beach, gone to see a movie -- I can only gaze up at the heavens and curse Thor's name.

Awards & Rankings

27
16
#16 Most Discussed DS Game of 2011
User Score
7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Apr 17, 2016
    7
    Good game as a whole with some negatives. Repetitive enemies, level design and combat. Long levels become a tedious task and you end upGood game as a whole with some negatives. Repetitive enemies, level design and combat. Long levels become a tedious task and you end up finding yourself bored. Despite this, boss fights are entertaining, however, not as challenging as expected. Runes add a nice touch. Sound isn't amazing but suit the game. Graphics are beautifully crafted as opposed to blocky 3D graphics. The controls are amazing, but as mentioned before combat becomes dull after awhile. Ultimately, Thor is the best 2D side-scrolling action game on the Nintendo DS and is worth your time. Full Review »
  2. Dec 6, 2014
    8
    Es un buen juego, los gráficos en 2-D están muy bien diseñados, los fondos del juego están muy bien diseñados y los movimientos de ThorEs un buen juego, los gráficos en 2-D están muy bien diseñados, los fondos del juego están muy bien diseñados y los movimientos de Thor también son muy buenos aunque le falto variedad. Es un juego repetitivo y se hace tedioso, los enemigos tienen los mismos movimientos, solo diferente diseño. Los jefes no son muy difíciles, y se puede volver mas complicado una escena que algún jefe, pero te tomara como máximo 2 vidas si eres novato. Es un buen beat 'em up. Deberían probarlo. Full Review »
  3. Mar 18, 2012
    7
    Good game as a whole with some negatives. Repetitive enemies, level design and combat. Long levels become a tedious task and you end upGood game as a whole with some negatives. Repetitive enemies, level design and combat. Long levels become a tedious task and you end up finding yourself bored. Despite this, boss fights are entertaining, however, not as challenging as expected. Runes add a nice touch. Sound isn't amazing but suit the game. Graphics are beautifully crafted as opposed to blocky 3D graphics. The controls are amazing, but as mentioned before combat becomes dull after awhile. Ultimately, Thor is the best 2D side-scrolling action game on the Nintendo DS and is worth your time. Full Review »