The hype for God of War Ragnarök is big, as expected from the sequel to 2018’s critically acclaimed God of War. It seems the hype might not be entirely unfounded though, as Santa Monica Studio’s God of War Ragnarök has become the highest rated first-party PlayStation 5 game on Metacritic. There is only one other game on the PS5 with a higher score, and that’s the multi-platform Elden Ring with an impressive 96 point score.

God of War Ragnarök on PS5 is currently holding a comfortable 94, the exact same score as the last game in the series God of War. Despite being a cross-gen release, God of War Ragnarök is comfortably above many PS5 exclusive titles like Demon Souls at 92, as well as The Last of Us Part I and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart tied with 88. This is a promising sign as we get closer to the Nov. 9 release of God of War Ragnarök.

God of War Ragnarok Svartalfheim the Realm of the Dwarves with Kratos in the foreground looking at Atreus in the background starting up at an artificial structure
God of War Ragnarök is the finale to the Norse era of the franchise.

With such a big release, Sony is going to need platforms available for people to buy it. The PS5 is getting some big restocks, with a 400% year-on-year increase in PS5 shipments to the USA. Sony is so focused on selling hardware with the release of God of War Ragnarök that the game even has an exclusive cool blue DualSense PS5 controller coming soon. If you’ll be one of the players picking up the game on release, don’t forget to check out our breakdown of God of War Ragnarök‘s graphics modes and accessibility features too.

Are you looking forward to God of War Ragnarök? What has been your favorite PS5 release so far? Let us know in the comments below, and keep your eyes on GameLuster for more gaming news and God of War Ragnarök coverage.

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