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
  1. May 3, 2011
    80
    WayForward's Thor is truly remarkable, as it stands not only as a great movie-based game but an extremely competent one as well.
  2. May 5, 2011
    55
    Impressive boss battles aren't enough to save Thor: God of Thunder from its shallow combat.
  3. 72
    The long levels get tedious at times, but the pacing is just good enough to get you through the game.
  4. 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.
  5. May 27, 2011
    42
    Tacked-on touch screen support.
  6. 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.
  7. May 18, 2011
    75
    Thor: God of Thunder for Nintendo DS is a pretty enjoyable, "old school" 2D side scrolling beat'em-up. Beautiful from a technical standpoint, with high quality bitmap graphics, the game becomes very repetitive after a couple of levels.
  8. 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.
  9. Jul 3, 2011
    70
    The game does get bogged down in far too many unskippable and boring dialogue sequences. [Issue#110, p.118]
  10. May 3, 2011
    60
    Even a deity can fall prey to that most pesky of villains: monotony. [May 2011, p.86]
  11. May 23, 2011
    75
    Overall Thor's adventure is not as good as the comparable Batman: The Brave and the Bold, but it is a nice side-scrolling brawler with a nice story and gigantic bosses.
  12. 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.
  13. Jun 16, 2011
    70
    WayForward set out to push the DS to its limit, and by Odin's beard, it succeeded with thunderous applause.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Jun 13, 2011
    66
    Achingly samey, but wholesome fun in small, level-sized bursts. [June 2011, p.63]
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. 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 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. Jun 16, 2011
    8
    if you like any of wayfowards other offerings on the ds, then you will love this title. If you love side scrolling beat em ups in general, then you will love this title. ..thor has a good amount of moves and power ups to keep things fresh on all ends. .. boss battles are alot of fun and the control feels great.. the thing i love about wayfowards work, is the 2D animations!.. they really proved themselves to be talented in this field with the best game available for the dsiware, shante... a masterpiece for any platform gamer. if you can find thor for $20.00 grab it ...2 thumbs up for wayforward and sega..im a happy camper. Full Review »
  3. May 16, 2011
    8
    The latest blockbuster to hit the big screen is â