Metascore
50

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 8
  2. Negative: 3 out of 8
  1. Jul 9, 2011
    67
    It's not that this is a bad game, it's just far too little/late for this point in the market. The setting is wonderful, and there are some cool systems in play here.... it's just marred by yesterday's graphics, too little polish, and some weird design decisions.
  2. Sep 8, 2011
    66
    Doesn't wander far enough from the path to make it worth picking up over the other, more content-filled MMOs. [Oct 2011, p.88]
  3. Jul 1, 2011
    62
    We wanted to like this game, really. There's a lot of potential there and from time to time it's even fun to play. But nothing has been implemented properly, it's just a half-baked game full of bugs.
  4. Aug 31, 2011
    50
    At first I planned to turn my whole review into a vivid description of all the bugs that Gods & Heroes charmed me with, like holes in textures, missing descriptions on the map, misguiding signposts, running through lava rivers unharmed, fighting hand to hand against an owl that was floating 30 feet above the ground or chasing a snake that managed to climb on top of some shed. What's even worse, God & Heroes looks awful. It should have never been dug up and resurrected by Heatwave Interactive – it reeks and its jerks poorly imitate life. [September 2011, p.66]
  5. Jul 8, 2011
    50
    A few great ideas aren't enough to make Gods & Heroes more than an unexciting, by-the-numbers online role-playing game.
  6. Aug 8, 2011
    40
    Might not have been built in a day, but sure feels like it at times. [Sept 2011, p.66]
  7. Jul 13, 2011
    40
    Gods & Heroes might have made a passable showing in 2005 in its current state, but in this age of Rift and the upcoming Star Wars: The Old Republic, Heatwave's new release might as well be a Pompeian graffito in a Rembrandt exhibition.
  8. Jul 12, 2011
    40
    The current game is broken, buggy, and not very fun. The plans for the future of Gods & Heroes are noble, but the core game needs to be reworked first and that could take far longer than it's worth.
User Score
6.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 19
  2. Negative: 6 out of 19
  1. Jul 19, 2011
    1
    This game has a unique setting. It's unfortunate that the setting is ALL that it has going for it. It is punishingly buggy and its mechanicsThis game has a unique setting. It's unfortunate that the setting is ALL that it has going for it. It is punishingly buggy and its mechanics and graphics are at least 4-5 years out of date for the MMO market. The developers are some of the most communicative that I've ever seen, yet still manage to be chronically and tragically out of touch with what their players want and need. This game could have done respectably well in a free-to-play market, but because of their constantly tone-deaf responses, they will find it near impossible to regain even a neutral word of mouth with most MMO-playing gamers. Full Review »
  2. Jul 18, 2011
    0
    There's a thread on the GnH forum speculating on the recent addition of so many (unexpected) favorable user reviews, and coming shortly afterThere's a thread on the GnH forum speculating on the recent addition of so many (unexpected) favorable user reviews, and coming shortly after the company announced "aggressive new measures" designed to attract new users. Looks like it was Heatwave Employee day on Metacritic. Sorry, but desparate measures don't revive a failed launch. These are NOT the droids you're looking for. Fini. Full Review »
  3. Jul 2, 2011
    2
    The launch content is woefully inadequate as you can finish the content in about a day of play, combine that with a swag of bugs, an endlessThe launch content is woefully inadequate as you can finish the content in about a day of play, combine that with a swag of bugs, an endless list of missing/promised features that were supposed to be the games selling point and the fact it is just another fantasy MMO (but done badly), this game was highly disappointing, maybe in 6 months after they implement the rest of the game (if it lives that long) it might be worth a try, right now it is just a waste of money. Full Review »