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  • Summary: The freezing winds of Fimbulwinter have come to Midgard, making survival for Kratos, Atreus, and Mimir in the Norse wilds even more challenging than before. Kratos, still bearing the knowledge of his past mistakes, wants to spare Atreus the bloody lessons he learned from his conflict withThe freezing winds of Fimbulwinter have come to Midgard, making survival for Kratos, Atreus, and Mimir in the Norse wilds even more challenging than before. Kratos, still bearing the knowledge of his past mistakes, wants to spare Atreus the bloody lessons he learned from his conflict with gods. He wants to keep his son safe, above all, and their confrontation with Baldur has vindicated the belief that only tragedy will come from further entanglements with the Aesir. Together, Kratos and Atreus will have to make a choice about which path they will take. Whatever they choose will define the fate of all those living in the Nine Realms as Ragnarok approaches. Whatever your choice of combat strategy, the enemies that await in God of War Ragnarök will be ready. The realms have grown harsher, and a whole host of new creatures from across Norse mythology will test your skills. God of War Ragnarök will take you to the previously unreachable Vanaheim, Svartalfheim, and Asgard - as well as to new areas from locations featured in the last game. Exploring the realms will take you everywhere from verdant, otherworldly jungles to intricate subterranean mining networks. This next installment in the series will bring you a more diverse, beautiful, and mysterious variety of locations than in any other God of War game. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 0 out of 140
  1. Nov 3, 2022
    100
    God of War Ragnarok presents a fantastic conclusion to the Norse saga, pushing Kratos and Atreus to a level in storytelling matched by few. Every character is impeccably written, having me in stitches one minute and in tears the next. The Nine Realms are stunning to explore with an exceptional level of detail, an abundance of different enemy designs and significant side-missions that are frankly unavoidable. Sony Santa Monica has quite possibly delivered the greatest one-two punch in video game history.
  2. Nov 3, 2022
    100
    It continues to plunder that wonderful rich vein they’ve been tapping of a brilliant single-player story combined with first-rate gameplay and graphics.
  3. PLAY
    Nov 30, 2022
    100
    It’s no PS5 revolution, but it is one of the most finely crafted adventures we’ve ever played, mixing thrilling combat with fab storytelling. [Issue#21, p.68]
  4. Nov 3, 2022
    95
    The surprise effect of the new formula is gone, but its power remains. The first game was already pushing the limits of what we could expect from a blockbuster on consoles, this sequel only widens the gap. More than the colossal work of Santa Monica, it's also the result of a vision of action-adventure with a high narrative content explored for a few years now by Sony PlayStation and its first party studios. A total success on which we can find very few things to say: God of War Ragnarök is definitely a title that commands respect.
  5. Nov 3, 2022
    91
    I came away from God of War: Ragnarök very impressed with what the team at Santa Monica Studio were able to put together, and I think you will be too. It’s a fantastic sequel to one of the better game releases on Sony hardware in the past decade, and delivers fully in every meaningful way, making this a true showcase game for current-gen hardware. It also doesn’t skimp out in the gameplay department, offering up lots of hours of enjoyment, while pacing itself out in a way that puts a lot of other open-world style games to shame, keeping you hooked throughout. I’d highly recommend checking out God of War: Ragnarök when it drops on November 9th, you will not be disappointed.
  6. Nov 3, 2022
    90
    God of War Ragnarök is perhaps neither technically nor in terms of gameplay the giant leap forward from the previous part that we had hoped for. But it is a fantastic, grand and compelling adventure that is impossible to put down; nothing short of essential for players of the 2018 game.
  7. Edge Magazine
    Dec 1, 2022
    70
    The combat is beefy enough to carry you through the slower stretches, but even when you're lopping heads off dragons it can feel like what you're really killing is time. [Issue#379, p.100]

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Score distribution:
  1. Nov 14, 2022
    10
    A true action adventure epic of high quality production value. Sony SM have really set the bar with this one
  2. Nov 10, 2022
    10
    An OG GOW fan since day 1 and I’m thankful for the work out into this masterpiece of a game!! Enjoyed every minute of it.
  3. Nov 19, 2022
    10
    1 of the best games I've played in my entire life, not an exaggeration 10/10
  4. Nov 11, 2022
    10
    El juego desborda calidad en todos sus apartado, llevo 10 horas y es de los mejor que he probado, lo juego en ps4 y es una pasada, muy recomendable
  5. Nov 11, 2022
    10
    Masterpiece, best game, exceeded my expectations, I can't stop playing it. 100/10
  6. Nov 17, 2022
    9
    Un juego espectacular, la continuidad del GOW del 2018 ha sido un proyecto bien logrado, un trabajo digno de elogios, un ejemplo perfecto deUn juego espectacular, la continuidad del GOW del 2018 ha sido un proyecto bien logrado, un trabajo digno de elogios, un ejemplo perfecto de como culminar una narrativa que para muchos de nosotros ha significado mucho.
    Los elementos que constituyen esta gran obra se aprecian con el respeto y atención necesaria para disfrutarlos con una entereza vivaz:
     Banda sonora.
     Jugabilidad.
     Diseño de combate.
     Narrativa.
     Ambientación.
     Personajes.
     Diseño de entorno.
     Bestiario original.
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  7. Nov 23, 2022
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Playing as Atreus is the most miserable gaming experience imaginable. What’s with the bait and switch? This is GOD OF WAR, not teen woke hello kitty island adventure featuring angrbood.

    The original game was a 10/10. This game isn’t as good and the only new feature introduced is different side kicks and playing as Atreus. Sad.
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