Summary: Thor: God Of Thunder takes players through a spectacular, epic-scale original third-person adventure. In the game, Thor battles through the numerous worlds of Norse mythology that span realms ranging from primal worlds of fire and ice to extraordinary planets inhabited by Frost Giants and Trolls to save Asgard, the capital city of the Norse Gods.
Excerpt: Before he crashed to Earth and met Natalie Portman, Thor was a brash young god who lived in the great walled city of Asgard. One horrible day, evil forces launched an attack on his home. Angered by some unfortunate goings on and spurred to action by his conniving brother Loki, Thor launched a campaign of vengeance that eventually put his entire universe at risk.
Summary: I love Thor, but this is not a videogame worthy of the God of Thunder. I wish the development team that gave us Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2 would come back together and make all the Marvel comic movie games. Because this does not cut it. Raven Software did a decent job with the Wolverine game even, so even they could be an option. If this is what we have to wait for with the Avengers movie videogame, I'm not very excited.
Excerpt: High Impact’s effort may copy God of War’s on a basic level, but it fails to succeed at doing justice to it in any way. Sure, you’ve got your basic melee attack, a power attack, a variety of magical attacks, and grapples. However, the controls have a slight delay that always throws you off and the control scheme itself is a bit too convoluted for its own good at times - with the D-Pad, both analog sticks, and all buttons being required to do something.
Excerpt: Like the character it's based on, this middling movie adaptation is all brawn and no brains. Lackluster combat, uninspired level design, and an overlong campaign mean this is one of 2011's more un-Thor-tunate releases.
Pros: Thor's wide range of powers adds some much-needed life to the combat.
Conclusion: Thor: God of Thunder, the new action game from Liquid Entertainment (the same studio that brought you Desperate Housewives: The Game) puts you in control of a computer-generated facsimile of Chris Hemsworth. Wielding the mighty, unpronounceable hammer of Mjölnir, it is your mission to fight off wave after wave of mythological monsters with a modest assortment of interchangeable combo and magic attacks.
Pros: All your favourite actors from the film voice their polygonal counterparts, Auto-hint system, Not quite as bad as having a serpent drip venom into your eyes for all eternity
Cons: Bland graphics, Tepid game mechanics, Felt like a cynical cash-in
Excerpt: You may draw your own conclusions on Thor: God of Thunder, given it’s a movie tie-in game. It’s hardly a prestigious title to carry, and conjures up some of the worst that gaming has to offer. However, just a month and a half ago things were looking up for Thor, when we got some hands on time with it. I mean although it’s launching with the movie, the story isn’t tied in.
Pros: The variety of worlds is interesting., Voice acting from the stars of the film is good.
Cons: Frame rate issues., Game breaking bugs., Frustrating character handling., Enemies can be hard to differentiate., Generally makes you want to throw your controller through the screen.