Metascore
65

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. Apr 16, 2018
    87
    Almost every aspect of Ash of Gods: Redemption is fantastic. Pure hand-painted graphics is remarkable, and tons of texts and interesting dialogues present a vivid view of a world of war. Ash of Gods would be your best choice if you were a RPG fan who is keen on reading.
  2. Apr 6, 2018
    85
    Ash of Gods: Redemption holds a deep grimdark spirit in its rich lore and narrative. An intelligent combination of visual novel and roguelike.
  3. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Mar 30, 2018
    81
    That doesn’t mean that combat is awful and Ash of Gods isn’t worth playing – but you’ll definitely need to adapt to its rules. Or simply switch to the story mode that lets you plow right through the fights and focus on the story. It’s worth it: there’s a novel-sized interactive story here with loads of characters, unexpected turns and seven different endings to top it off. [Issue#228, p.46]
  4. CD-Action
    Jun 5, 2018
    75
    Ash of Gods is the best Banner Saga since The Banner Saga. The problem is that its developers hung on to the standards set by Stoic a bit too tight. [05/2018, p.40]
  5. Apr 16, 2018
    75
    Ash of Gods is an ambitious game of massive proportions. Beautiful artwork, smooth animations, and a stunning soundtrack set the tone for this melancholy tale. The setting and lore can be overwhelming, especially during the first playthrough, but it's sure to capture fans of epic fantasy seeking to lose themselves in a huge world full of secrets, curses, and curious characters.
  6. Apr 4, 2018
    75
    I think my time with Ash of Gods: Redemption was well spent, despite getting a very cryptic bad ending to the story. The writing was stellar and the world was super interesting. I hope to see more of it. Other than my own personal tastes I can’t fault this game for much. It’s gorgeous and I’d like to see more from this team and this franchise.
  7. Mar 28, 2018
    75
    Ash of Gods offers a thrilling, interactive story experience that works best without the permadeath feature.
  8. Apr 18, 2018
    74
    Ash of Gods is a solid strategy RPG with impressive production values for its modest budget, but its story and lore and incredibly dense and could make it difficult to get into the game’s visual novel elements if the plot and setting don’t immediately grab you.
  9. Apr 3, 2018
    71
    If you’ve got a very specific Ralph Bakshi craving, you could do worse than Ash of Gods: Redemption. It’s not a bad game, it’s just too similar to a better one.
  10. Jul 12, 2018
    70
    If only Ash of Gods had not been crushed by excessive ambitions, perhaps we would be grappling with a worthy heir to The Banner Saga.
  11. Jun 3, 2018
    70
    While still in the shadow of The Banner Saga, Ash of Gods offers an interesting experience that will appeal to all chatty turn based RPG fans.
  12. May 8, 2018
    70
    Although drawing the inspiration from the Banner Saga, Ash of Gods tries to distance itself and create some of its own identity. It has a nice story setup with multiple endings, nice music score, but most of the time, game comes up short in majority of game design decisions. Only for the fans of the genre.
  13. Apr 2, 2018
    70
    Ash of Gods is obviously a huge nod to The Banner Saga, but does its own thing enough to hold its own; it just doesn’t carry itself with the confidence that could push it towards greatness.
  14. Jul 2, 2018
    65
    Ash of Gods: Redemption is a solid strategy games but it has some deficiencies. The game lacks of variety even if it has a solid combat system and few original features like the card system.
  15. May 8, 2018
    65
    Ash of Gods, despite similar visual style, is unlike The Banner Saga. It’s a completely different game, with its own mood, ideas, features… and, unfortunately, level of quality.
  16. Apr 29, 2018
    65
    Derivative, clumsily executed, but hauntingly beautiful. Crank the music and bathe in the scenery before you start talking to people.
  17. Mar 21, 2018
    65
    A good game if you like the narrative style of The Banner Saga but also a challenge in terms of combat. It doesn't offer a very intense experience but does work for RPG fans and also has a multiplayer mode.
  18. Aug 2, 2018
    60
    Ash of Gods is a turn based strategy game where RPG and CCG elements are mixed together. Similar to Banner Saga but with critical flaws in the narrative and gameplay rhythm. The long texts of dialogues are dense and inspired, shaping a nice story, but kinda trivial. It’s adapt to whom are passionate of fantasy books, maybe.
  19. Apr 29, 2018
    50
    If you’re going to clone a unique, yet flawed game like The Banner Saga, it’s crucial that you significantly improve the experience in some way. Ash of Gods: Redemption doesn’t, replicating its inspiration’s problems, but not its singular vision. Ironically, folks who have never played The Banner Saga will get the most out of this glorified fangame – those who have will likely find Ash of Gods a gray, lifeless imitation.
  20. Mar 27, 2018
    50
    Ash of Gods has many of its elements almost directly copied from The Banner Saga, but it doesn't help the game. The story is badly written, and the game's mechanics are not balanced properly.
  21. Mar 28, 2018
    5
    I definitely want more tactical adventures enriched with epic storytelling like Banner Saga. But definitely not like this brash copy, that shows almost no individuality.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 86 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 64 out of 86
  2. Negative: 11 out of 86
  1. Mar 29, 2018
    10
    Really good game, great story, impossible to stop following it. Gorgeous presentation. The game for me works much better as a visual novelReally good game, great story, impossible to stop following it. Gorgeous presentation. The game for me works much better as a visual novel rather than a turn-based RPG. I will go back to combat after I finish the first play through.

    Initially I thought it was a Banner Saga clone and missed this game Kickstarter. But then | got to play it during a video game conference and fell in love with it. I know the art looks a bit like Banner Saga and combat also seems similar, yet the game has a lot of innovations to stand on its own.

    And wonderful story. Oh, did I say it again? Well, it's worth repeating!
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  2. Mar 24, 2018
    7
    Overall a good game, recommended to everyone. Even if you're no fan to turn-based strategies, you can try it just for the beautiful art andOverall a good game, recommended to everyone. Even if you're no fan to turn-based strategies, you can try it just for the beautiful art and story. Especially for the ones, who doesn't like tough fights, there's an option in the beginning of the game, where you can choose, whether to play only for the story or either for it and for TBS combat.

    And one can't help comparing it with its inspirer - "Banner Saga", because it's too similar practically in everything - art, gameplay, combat, etc. If you haven't played either, you should definitely start with the better "Banner Saga" and if you like it, absolutely should continue with "Ash of Gods".

    Nice story, music and overall gameplay, but in "Banner Saga" everything was slightly better, maybe except for the music. Though of course each can find his own pros and cons in both games. The story and characters are different of course. Storytelling is interesting and long enough, so you can definitely enjoy the game. The only thing they spoiled in "Ash of Gods" is combat, but it's also not bad. You won't just find anything new and interesting in fights here, because there are already several games with quite the same mechanics, abilities, style, etc. F.e., "Battle Brothers" is a much suoperior TBS concerning combat, "Banner Saga" is better too, "The Great Whale Road" is worse, but similar.
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  3. Mar 29, 2018
    8
    How incompetent became the game journalism and their critics. The game is apparently great, who are all talking about the copying BS or notHow incompetent became the game journalism and their critics. The game is apparently great, who are all talking about the copying BS or not played in the Ash of gods, or have not played BS. Full Review »