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God of War Ragnarok receives universal acclaim from video game critics

The review embargo on God of War Ragnarok has finally lifted and sure enough, critics cannot stop singing praises about the Playstation epic.

A God of War release will always be a moment that breaks the internet, and that moment is finally upon us once more. The review embargo is finally up and critics around the world just cannot stop waxing lyrical about God of War Ragnarok.

The burden of expectation on the game was significant, owing to the cultural phenomena that its predecessor has become and it's safe to say that Ragnarok lives up to those expectations.

Almost all media outlets and major journalists are waxing lyrical about God of War: Ragnarok. The game is yet to receive a score lower than 9/10 from a single outlet. Surely, this means players are going to expect an experience that blows their minds.

A screenshot from IGN's <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5iDnbepVhM&amp;ab_channel=IGN">Final Preview</a> of God of War Ragnarok
A screenshot from IGN's Final Preview of God of War Ragnarok

Matches its predecessor on Metacritic

Review aggregator, Metacritic, revealed that reviews from across 112 critics have given God of War Ragnarok an aggregate Metascore of 94.

This means the game manages to match the Metascore for its predecessor, God of War (2018), which is universally considered among the greatest video games ever. It's quite an impressive feat and that means it is very likely that God of War: Ragnarok will meet player expectations.

Critics love the voice acting in God of War: Ragnarok

Among the most talked about aspects in critic reviews for God of War: Ragnarok is the voice-acting. An ensemble cast that features the likes of Christopher Judge, Sunny Sulijic, Richard Schiff, and Ben Prendergast transforms God of War Ragnarok into one of the most brilliant storytelling experiences in gaming.

God of War Ragnarok is the biggest PS5 release

It's safe to assume that many people bought the PS5 for God of War: Ragnarok. In fact, God of War (2018) is what pushed many players to purchase a PS4. These games are essentially flagship releases for Sony's gaming console, which is known for its legacy of exclusive titles.

While the Playstation 5 already has a few big titles like Horizon: Forbidden West and Returnal, neither of them matches up to the grandeur that is a God of War title. The series redefined itself as a signature Sony Playstation franchise with Ragnarok's predecessor. With a Metacritic rating of 94, God of War: Ragnarok is the highest-rated PS5 exclusive on the site. It's also the second highest-rated game released on current-gen consoles after Elden Ring (96).

God of War Ragnarok releases for the PS5 on November 9th around the world. Now that the review embargo has lifted, everyone knows it's going to be epic.