God of War Ragnarok and Elden Ring are neck and neck for game of the year 2022, but the race isn’t quite as even as many fans may think.
God of War Ragnarok is the sequel to 2018’s God of War, which wowed players with its epic story and captivating characters. Based on Scandinavian mythology, God of War offered an excellent and genuinely moving story that unfolded without cuts, cutscenes, or loading pauses. The game’s graphics look stunning, and Ragnarok paired the engaging story with thrilling combat, light puzzles, and quieter moments of dialogue.
In addition to wowing fans with gameplay, the title also paved new ground for accessibility in gaming. There are more than 70 options to help players with disabilities experience the game to its fullest. During the story, gamers can also freely adjust the difficulty level of the game to suit their tastes. This makes the game perfect for both experienced gamers who enjoy a challenge as well as players who just wants to experience the story and the world of the game.
Ragnarok has received excellent reviews from majors news media outlets and from international gaming media. Metacritic, a site that everages professional reviews, lists 126 reviews for the game with an incredible average score of 94/100. Parhaatuudetkasinot.com has not yet reviewed the game, but since the site is also focused on casino games, the review may have to wait a while longer.
Gameblog.fr and Videogamer called the game a “masterpiece”. IGN Japan wrote that the game is a mind-blowing experience that “only a video game can do”.
The game has been particularly praised for its cinematic execution. It combines excellent storytelling, striking graphics, action and character interactions. In addition, critics say that the game has improved in virtually all other areas compared to its predecessors.
Most of the criticism is directed at the recycling of boss enemies and the overwhelming number of simple puzzles. In addition, the story and the pace of progression have not been to everyone’s liking. Still, a 94 on Metacritic signals nearly universal acclaim for God of War Ragnarok.
Of new video game releases in 2022, only February’s fantasy action role-playing game Elden Ring, which received a slightly higher score of 96/100 from critics, is rated higher than Ragnarok.
The battle for the 2022 Game of the Year award will be fought exclusively between Ragnarok and Elden Ring. The advantage of Elden Ring is that it was released for PC, PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series. It was also a highly-anticipated release with years of build up that arguably lived up to the hype. God of War Ragnarok, on the other hand, is a PlayStation 4 and 5 exclusive, and will probably only arrive on PC in a few years’ time like its predecessor.