Metascore
38

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 40 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 40
  2. Negative: 32 out of 40
  1. May 10, 2011
    75
    Combat is satisfying and engaging.
  2. May 6, 2011
    60
    Just another movie tie-in that takes advantage of the film it is based on. If you expected the next "God of War", stay clear of Blitz's latest. But if you are just looking for some nice hack 'n slash fun, consider this suitable for a rental.
  3. May 5, 2011
    59
    Thor is a very basic game made only for fans of the film.
  4. 54
    Does ten hours of pressing X repeatedly sound like a good time to you?
  5. May 5, 2011
    54
    Fails to deliver as both an action game and as a Thor game. Sega clearly put effort into incorporating Thor's background lore and they did an admirable job of incorporating a rogue's gallery pulled straight from the Marvel comics, but they ultimately failed in delivering a fun gaming experience. I cannot even recommend this game to fellow Thor fans, as the repetitive combat, unmemorable puzzles, and shoddy platforming prevent this adventure from even achieving rentable status.
  6. May 10, 2011
    50
    Thor: God of Thunder is an ugly game. The gameplay mechanics do not work properly and a poor visual style subtends the entire walktrough. "Boring" is the only word to describe this tie-in.
  7. May 10, 2011
    50
    Just one of many lackluster gaming movie tie-ins, made just to exploit its license. Its only shining point is the good story by Matt Fraction.
  8. May 9, 2011
    50
    It's not a complete disappointment, but only passionate fans of the genre or of Thor should look into this one.
  9. Jul 26, 2011
    45
    Thor: God of Thunder is a reminder to players of how licensed titles can be quite lackluster. Bad sound balancing, unresponsive controls, and less than mediocre graphics make for a game that feels like it was released prematurely.
  10. 45
    It's pretty sad you don't even need to read any reviews to know this game is bad. It's a movie tie in, made as a marketing vehicle for Marvel's Thor movie, a movie not particularly highly rated at that.
  11. 45
    With a great story and production values, that might've been enough, But everything about the game is less-than-heroic, including Thor himself. [Aug 2011, p.77]
  12. May 15, 2011
    45
    Thor would have been a lot better with some more time and resources at hand. The problems of the game are plentiful and while some are forgivable considering what the game is, it still doesn't add up to a product worthy of Thor's prestige.
  13. May 6, 2011
    45
    Sega's flavorless texture work spoils what could otherwise have been a visually exciting game. It's hard to recommend God of Thunder to even the most ardent of Thor fans. If you're looking for another Thor experience after seeing the film and paging through the character's 50 years worth of comic history, this game won't satisfy you.
  14. May 26, 2011
    44
    Despite the freedom of not having to stick to the movie's plot, Thor fulfills the ancient cliché of bad movie-to-game-adaptations that should better be avoided.
  15. Jun 28, 2011
    40
    This just isn't worth bothering with. [Issue#73, p.89]
  16. May 16, 2011
    40
    Ultimately it's really just disappointing.
  17. May 10, 2011
    40
    Thor for the 360 and PS3 is a sub-par God of War clone that does a surface-level job of replicating what makes that kind of game work, while missing the point of what works on any kind of deeper level. If you like that style of game, play either that series or any other games like it that have been mentioned. The lack of polish here makes it impossible to recommend as a purchase at any price, although if you must rent it, go with the 360 version since it lacks a mandatory 3GB install. If the movie's fresh in your mind and you want a fun Thor game to play, try out the 8-bit throwback on Marvel's site, or use him in Marvel vs. Capcom 3.
  18. May 10, 2011
    40
    Repetition, repetition, repetition.
  19. May 6, 2011
    40
    A shameless God of War knockoff without a soul of its own.
  20. May 4, 2011
    40
    With the movie being one of the biggest hits of the year ti date, it is a huge disappointment that the game was so far off the mark. We weren't expecting a God of War game but if done right it could of been pretty damn close. The lore was there, the combat, the possible beautiful worlds and yet somehow it was all overlooked and instead we get a decidely 'ok' game.
  21. Jun 17, 2011
    35
    Destined to prematurely hit the bargain bucket of game stores worldwide, Thor fails miserably in its bid to reignite the action and excitement that this summers blockbuster superhero smash brought to the big screens in waves. Predictably as a videogame movie adaptation, Thor fails epically. Interestingly enough though, as a cure for long-term insomnia, it can't be highly enough recommended.
  22. May 5, 2011
    35
    It's just a complete waste of recycled ideas. Not even suitable to the most die hard fans.
  23. 34
    With a ropey plot and woeful graphics, Thor could have easily been a last gen title and it'll feel like a real letdown to any fans of the comics. Perhaps it's time that game makers went through the same modernization process that comic book films have undergone – as this type of title is becoming a relic.
  24. May 26, 2011
    31
    Overall, Thor feels like it is a rushed movie tie-in game with seemingly little thought about the core mechanics of the game, it feels too like there was little in the way of play testing prior to release. To sum up, this game has poor graphics, bad gameplay, average sounds and most likely will only see one play through, if that. At the end of the day, the game feels exactly like what it is, a rushed movie tie-in game.
  25. 30
    A well deserved hammering. [July 2011, p.103]
  26. May 10, 2011
    30
    If I haven't made my point excruciatingly clear by now, let me be very blunt -- do not play this game. It's plodding and dull, and isn't even fun in an unintentional way. Just stay away.
  27. May 10, 2011
    30
    Thor: God of Thunder looks terrible, plays poorly, and was obviously rushed out to market with no fine-tuning whatsoever. Considering that the DS version is so much better by comparison (along with the vastly superior free Flash title from Marvel Studios), I'm saddened that this game had to ever exist.
  28. 30
    An almost blasphemous waste of the thunder god's potential, in this predictably cheap and cheerless movie tie-in.
  29. Another insultingly uninspired stab at fooling fans of the comics and the movie. [Aug 2011, p.100]
User Score
5.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. May 6, 2011
    0
    Wow - Sega managed to crap out another movie game. I don't know why Marvel is slumming it with these guys. Could it be the money? The gameplay is too simplistic with terrible controls and clunky mechanics. The graphics look like they were made for the Atari 2600. Full Review »
  2. Jan 3, 2012
    10
    I do not understand. There is a useless rage against this game. It is not extraordinary, but does his duty admirably. In my opinion is a bit 'boring, but it's still fun. My vote is very high severity delegated to balance other reviews Full Review »
  3. May 3, 2011
    9
    the game is very fun and I liked it reminds me complete origins wolverine has a history very well suited to video game voices sound and perfect the very decent gameplay the graphics are good are not amazing but the game is defended Full Review »