Review Roundup: Godfall’s Getting Slammed At Launch

Reviews of the PS5 Timed Exclusive Are Anything but Divine


As of today, November 12th, we are fully into the next generation of video games as both the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 have been released and are in the hands of gamers all around the world. Among the PlayStation 5‘s launch day titles we have the adorable Bugsnax, the action packed Spider-man: Miles Morales, the bone chilling, Demon Souls, and uhh… Godfall.

Godfall was one of the first titles announced for the newest Sony console and many players have been excitedly awaiting its release. Godfall is an action role-playing game developed by Counterplay Games. The title being published by Gearbox Publishing is considered a looter-slasher. Players must hone their melee combat skills in hopes of fighting their way to the best weapons and armour.

The initial reviews so far have been pretty underwhelming for the next gen title. Here is a quick round up of some of the reviews out so far.

TheGamer: 50 – Kirk McKeand
Godfall is the quintessential launch game. This gilded PS5 exclusive shows off the power of the new hardware with its intricate, reflective halls of gold and obsidian, bioluminescent plant life, and enemies who explode in a shower of particles. “Next-gen is here,” it shouts, in a scream that’s barely perceptible over the whistle of high-speed steel. Underneath all of that sheen and noise, though, there’s nothing new at all.
Digital Trends: 50 – 
Godfall offers a lot of promise with its impressive visuals and impactful combat, but those highlights are lost in a sparse dungeon crawler that sells its strengths short. It’s far different than the Destiny 2 clone fans were anticipating, but that live service style may have been a better fit for its commitment to loot grinding.
EGM: 40 – Josh Harmon
Godfall’s sluggish, overly complicated combat, hilariously paper-thin story, and numerous technical issues make it a lowlight of the PlayStation 5’s launch lineup.
Reviews aren’t all bad though, amongst the disappointed, there are a few critics who have enjoyed their experience with the game so far.
God Is a Geek: 85 – Adam Cook
Godfall is a massive surprise. It borrows combat from God of War and has enough loot to make Diablo blush. It may look garish but it’s well designed and has that “one more go” factor.
GamesRadar+: 70 – Leon Hurley
An enjoyable hack and slash looter that plays well despite a sparse, repeating structure.
There are plenty of reviews still in progress so things might turn around for the next gen looter-slasher. Have you picked up Godfall yet? Let us know what you think on Facebook, Twitter, or in the comments below.