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Mixed or average reviews - based on 60 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 60
  2. Negative: 1 out of 60
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  1. 90
    Although almost every single mechanic in the game feels eerily similar to the Monster Hunter series, God Eater 3 manages to stand on its own (monstrous) two feet thanks to some incredible combat and a surprisingly engaging story.
  2. 85
    God Eater 3 is a shining example of a sequel improving in almost every way. For those looking for a more story driven alternative to Monster Hunter World, God Eater 3 is maybe your game.
  3. Feb 6, 2019
    85
    God Eater 3 does enough to push the franchise forward with new mechanics, improved visuals, and slick animations but is held back a little by annoying camera angles and some poor environments.
  4. Mar 19, 2019
    84
    God Eater 3 is an enjoyable action RPG that offers both a solid solo and co-op experience, but it doesn't really stand out from the rest of the pack.
  5. Feb 11, 2019
    83
    It cannot topple Monster Hunter World from the top of the food chain, but if you like your monster hunting and gathering with a hefty dose of post-apocalyptic atmosphere, this definitely is for you.
  6. Mar 4, 2019
    80
    A staggering amount of gameplay customisation options, and adrenaline-pumping combat make it easy to forgive and forget some of its few shortcomings.
  7. Feb 21, 2019
    80
    The complexity of the game can definitely be a huge barrier to entry, and there’s a repetitiveness that comes with hunting games that might turn you off if that’s not something you enjoy. Still, God Eater 3 functions as a strong, complex JRPG and a good way to test out the series if you’ve been curious this whole time.
  8. Feb 9, 2019
    80
    Made both for the fans and new-comers, God Eater 3 is fun and demanding. It offers many hours of play and many subtilities you must master, making it a nice little journey.
  9. Feb 6, 2019
    80
    Frankly, God Eater 3 has left us with quite a bit more positive feelings than we expected it would have. These primarily derive from the interesting evolution that we find in the characters of its history as well as the ability to create the type of fighter we want.
  10. 80
    God Eater 3 definitely has a tougher barrier of entry compared to last year’s Monster Hunter: World. Most of that is due to complexity; God Eater 3 has tons of combat mechanics, a weird, jargon-filled narrative, and just generally a lot going on at once. However, it also doesn’t have a lot of the same heavy preparation and survival vibe of Monster Hunter, so it’s really more about mastering the action than micro-managing your inventory and outsmarting behemoths.
  11. 80
    It doesn't use the transition to modern consoles fully to its advantage, but with plenty of man-eating Aragami and action that is simply exhilarating to participate in, God Eater 3 is an Action RPG that's good as a snack, and even a three-course meal once future content arrives.
  12. 80
    While there are a lot of standard features for its genre, God Eater 3 is far from standard. Where once this was one of the genre's pretenders, sitting quietly on handheld consoles and developing a small, but dedicated audience, it now looks like Bandai Namco has a series that belongs with Toukiden and Monster Hunter at the very front of the stage.
  13. Jan 23, 2019
    80
    God Eater 3, the latest entry in the fast-paced hunting action series, offers a fresh location as well as a new set of characters. While introducing new elements, the snappy core gameplay remains intact, and the difficulty is well balanced. However, the story develops in a rather clichéd way, and some characters would have benefited from a little more depth.
  14. Feb 27, 2019
    79
    This new entry in the series improves in many ways from its predecessors, especially in terms of graphics and gameplay but also by offering an interesting plot and characters besides multiplayer content. However, it lacks additional content beyond the main story it's on the short side.
  15. 78
    God Eater 3 isn’t quite polished like Monster Hunter World, but it surely is the best alternative to Capcom’s videogame.
  16. Feb 6, 2019
    78
    God Eater 3 is still a must for fans of the saga, who after many remastering will finally have something new on which to vent their hunger for divinity.
  17. Feb 7, 2019
    77
    God Eater 3 is a good hunting game, although not a perfect one. The RPG structure focused on equipment and allies’ growth allows to stage great hunts against giant monsters in a post-apocalyptic world. It is also possible to share everything both on single and online playing. By the way the game maintains its historical flaws such as being repetitive and running with a very raw graphic. Old fans will immediately feel at ease, but newcomers will have to take some time to ponder and get used to the system and narration proposed by the game.
  18. Feb 8, 2019
    76
    God Eater 3's frenetic anime-style combat and party customization make it a solid take on the Monster Hunter formula, even if its lackluster story and somewhat unvaried content keep it from being the best it could be.
  19. Apr 2, 2019
    75
    Despite the lack of challenge and somewhat underwhelming story, I still found myself thoroughly enjoying the fast paced combat, and as I continued to experiment with different weapon types and skill loadouts losing countless hours, I knew the niche that God Eater has carved out for itself is most certainly well deserved.
  20. Mar 11, 2019
    75
    I can’t recommend God Eater 3 to everyone, you’ve got to be able to put up with a certain amount of dry exposition, lackluster VA line reading, a whole host of menus, and some obtuse crafting mechanics. But if you think you can either get past that or aren’t opposed to diving in and reading up on mechanics via in-game tutorials or through other resources, there’s a decent-to-great game here. Obviously if you already enjoy God Eater as a series, then I’d say God Eater 3 is a no-brainer for you. But for everyone else, if you have the option to try before you buy, I’d do that first, just to see if God Eater is a series you’ll enjoy.
  21. Mar 4, 2019
    75
    If Monster Hunter is slow dining, God Eater 3 is shamelessly snacking. You will get a high of hacking monsters, but afterwards you will feel empty.
  22. Mar 4, 2019
    75
    If you have played a previous iteration of God Eater, you'll know exactly what to expect because the third part in the franchise does not innovate in any way. It is still a fun game though which especially excels in coop and the single player content has some seriously awesome missions which will enamor both series' veterans as well as newcomers.
  23. Feb 19, 2019
    75
    God Eater 3 does a lot of things right, but misses marks as is goes along. Youu have a lot of options and skills and the battles you fight against huge monsters are epic. But there are only a few of these monsters.
  24. Feb 18, 2019
    75
    Taken on its own terms, though, with God Eater 3 we have a pretty hunting game that moves like lightning and makes its stylish combat feel like something worth mastering. Players willing to adjust their expectations will find plenty to fill up on, but those seeking a novel new taste rather than a bit of comfort food may want to keep looking.
  25. Feb 13, 2019
    75
    God Eater 3 won't stoke the hearts of Monster Hunter World addicts too much, but it could prove to be a nice break for fans of that game. For God Eater faithful, 3 will undoubtedly become their favorite due to an overall better presentation and sharper combat and multiplayer.
  26. Feb 7, 2019
    75
    God Eater 3’s main draw is its flashy action, but only occasionally brings real challenge along with it.
  27. Feb 7, 2019
    75
    Not the best entry in the God Eater series, but still God Eater 3 could be a really fun action adventure game if played with friends in coop mode.
  28. Feb 6, 2019
    75
    Although God Eater 3 boasts some stellar gameplay mechanics that allow you to play how you'd like, the surrounding aspects keep it back from being otherwise a great game.
  29. Feb 12, 2019
    74
    God Eater 3 is a good hunting game that could serve as an ideal starting point for those that haven't played these type of games. Having said that, it feels simple and with a lot of wasted potential. It works perfectly but veteran players will not find a lot to do on it aside from enjoying a kinda cliche and post-apocalyptic story with anime design.
  30. Feb 6, 2019
    74
    There are better and deeper hunting games, but we’ve had a great time with God Eater 3, and it’s a very good choice if you’re planning to play it with friends.
  31. Feb 21, 2019
    70
    At the moment, God Eater 3 is the best option for the fans of the genre, and while some control and graphical issues are here and there, the gameplay is solid and the multiplayer section is very entertaining.
  32. Feb 13, 2019
    70
    While God Eater 3 offers a worthy alternative to Monster Hunter thanks to the epic hunting, and a more forgiving gameplay, players will have to do with a dated technical side of things inherited from the times when the IP was exclusive to handheld machines.
  33. Feb 13, 2019
    70
    Not having played any of the previous God Eater games, I can’t speak to how the franchise has progressed. As a stand alone product, God Eater 3 has generally engaging combat, some depth and complexity in terms of weapon and skill development and a story and character that are not actively bad, just generic and not very creative. Fans of Monster Hunter and games in the genre will enjoy the shorter encounters and faster, more fluid combat.
  34. 70
    God Eater 3 doesn’t particularly do anything new and amazing for the hack-and-slash RPG genre – but what it does, it does really well. Despite the drags of the narrative, and extreme gripes with button bindings (and sometimes forgetting which buttons to press), God Eater 3 manages to keep you wanting more through combat, weapon upgrades and different battle tactics.
  35. Feb 10, 2019
    70
    God Eater 3’s gameplay has some hits and misses, but the overall experience proves to be a solid one. Anyone who likes Monster Hunter should certainly give this one a whirl.
  36. Feb 7, 2019
    70
    God Eater 3 doesn’t break any molds and that’s okay. It fulfills its role as a solid action JRPG and a worthy successor to Bandai Namco‘s God Eater franchise by combining the rustic tropes of the genre with a heart-warming, if familiar, story of a developing family struggling to survive. Even through repetitive beats, the missions that run into each other, and the humdrum of the reused environmental assets, the story shines bright like a beacon in the Ashlands.
  37. Feb 7, 2019
    70
    In the end, I don’t think God Eater 3 will leave much of a mark in the genre now that Monster Hunter World seems to completely dominate it, but my time with it was fun nonetheless. Thanks to its engaging and interconnected systems, it’s ever-present anime aesthetic, and its lovable although underdeveloped characters, the game ends up overcoming many of its flaws. In all honesty, I never thought eating gods would be such nice comfort food.
  38. Feb 7, 2019
    70
    God Eater 3 is a good if unremarkable title in the monster hunting subgenre. This is a game that doesn’t excel in any one area, but none of its shortcomings are damning to the point of ruining an enjoyable experience. There are attempts at giving more depth to combat with the characters engaging each other and having burst attacks, but using these actions strategically doesn’t greatly alter the battle outcome from just button mashing. The repetitive mission structure paired with a story and characters that feel as if they could have been lifted from any number of games prevent this title from being exceptional, but for fans of the genre, there’s a good game hiding beyond these shortcomings.
  39. Feb 7, 2019
    70
    Technically outdated, God Eater is still a fun game, perfect for old fans.
  40. Feb 6, 2019
    70
    God Eater 3 is a nice action RPG, a chapter that walks in the footsteps of the brand it belongs to.
  41. Feb 6, 2019
    70
    We love some aragami and weapon design, but gameplay gets too repetitive and character progression is too complicated.
  42. Feb 6, 2019
    70
    While God Eater 3 has its share of problems, it's still an incredibly fun action RPG that I found myself playing for hours on end. While it's not quite up to the quality of Monster Hunter World, it's worth playing for fans of anime aesthetics and JRPG tropes.
  43. Feb 6, 2019
    70
    God Eater 3's another frenetic action RPG where the enjoyable rhythm and flow of combat is enough to outweigh most of the negatives. Whether you're up for a lengthy session or you're just stopping by to farm some materials, the game's easy to sink your teeth into, and there's plenty to chew on should you find yourself hooked thanks to the in-depth character progression. While more could and probably should have been done to bring God Eater's visuals and cumbersome menus up to speed, there's still plenty of skilful hack and slashing on offer here.
  44. Feb 6, 2019
    70
    God Eater 3 boasts fantastic monster hunting combat and the best visuals we've seen from the series, but hangs onto too many of the previous game's hang-ups.
  45. Feb 9, 2019
    69
    God Eater 3's core gameplay is spot-on for exciting combat yet its missions are too one-note for it to remain engaging for more than a few hours. As a result, its campaign can feel like a chore and even playing online multiplayer ends up being all too samey.
  46. May 31, 2019
    68
    Fans will certainly appreciate God Eater 3 as a solid continuation of the franchise. Newcomers, however, will probably have to force their way through a significant part of the experience to feel the same joy. There is a solid monster-slaying action-RPG buried under here; it's just a matter of how deep you're willing to dig to uncover its treasures.
  47. Feb 6, 2019
    68
    The story isn't engaging, the overall gameplay loop is weirdly off-balance, and the combat won't surprise you. But if you want to sink into that loot cycle, be it for better scythes or snappier clothes, you'll make yourself at home in no time. God Eater 3 is a delightful smashup of monsters, swords and skintight leather. Just don't be surprised when you discover that's all there is.
  48. 65
    The greatest enemy in God Eater 3 may not be the Aragami, but a stagnated system and potential fatigue instead.
  49. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Mar 14, 2019
    60
    Fans of the God Eater series won’t be disappointed. Fun, fast-paced fighting – if you put in the effort to master the complexities of the combat system. [Issue#160, p.88]
  50. Mar 9, 2019
    60
    God Eater 3 has a nice and pleasant combat system, which will satisfy the fans of the series. On the other hand, if you were excepting something new and fresh you'll be more than disappointed by the stagnation of the series.
  51. Mar 6, 2019
    60
    God Eater 3 is certainly not a bad time, and there’s easily thirty hours of enjoyment to be had going through its seventy story missions along with all of its optional missions, including several challenges unlocked once the credits roll. However, coming into the context of Monster Hunter: World doing so much to advance its series, God Eater 3’s approach of simply offering more of the same without doing anything to expand on what made it such a strong challenger is a disappointment. It still has its positives, but they’ve all been seen before.
  52. Feb 11, 2019
    60
    God Eater 3 is a pretty decent Monster Hunter-like, but the game seems so old in terms of gameplay and visuals.
  53. Feb 11, 2019
    60
    I understand that this is a popular franchise overseas but it translates really poorly to something I’d want to play. There is simply is not enough love to make this game worthwhile. I’d be buying this when it is very very cheap.
  54. Feb 8, 2019
    60
    God Eater 3 is a solid entry in the franchise that doesn't necessarily reinvent itself, but it doesn't have to. All the core things that make God Eater so enjoyable, from the lightning-fast combat to the anime stylings, have been given a new lick of paint and propped up enticingly next to additions like the well-tuned Assault Missions and creative enemies to make one delicious package. Some aspects of the game--like its difficulty curve and multitude of superfluous customization systems--miss the mark, but it's an enjoyable romp with plenty of raucous battles if you're hungry for an action RPG.
  55. Feb 7, 2019
    60
    If God Eater 3 sounds like the average action role playing game, it's because it is pretty cut and dry. In the hours played, it was hard to find something that truly sets the game apart from similar titles.
  56. Feb 7, 2019
    60
    Quotation forthcoming.
  57. Feb 6, 2019
    60
    The new episode of God Eater saga has good ideas, taken from the best games of the genre, but they are poorly implemented.
  58. Feb 6, 2019
    60
    In a perfect world, God Eater 3 would have been a leap in quality similar to Monster Hunter World and had been the big coming out party for the series. Sadly, that isn’t the case here at all. Instead, fans got more of the same with little innovation and the extra difficulty feeling more artificial than interesting.
  59. 50
    A Monster Hunter clone that does some things differently but doesn’t manage to improve on element of it is far more entertaining inspiration.
  60. Feb 15, 2019
    45
    God Eater 3 bears a superficial resemblance to Monster Hunter, boasting many of its features, but none of its depth. It offers nothing but diluted versions of what it has tried to poach from better games.
User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 43 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 43
  2. Negative: 8 out of 43
  1. Feb 8, 2019
    10
    The more I played this game, the more I appreciated it because of the fact that I started off with the psp for the first God Eater and I’veThe more I played this game, the more I appreciated it because of the fact that I started off with the psp for the first God Eater and I’ve enjoyed the growth of this particular franchise for the most part. I like the grind it presents when I want to get certain items to create certain weapons and I definitely enjoy the character creation per usual. Story is solid. And although people have mixed feelings because of its comparisons to MH, I enjoy the fact I can play with my friends and the fact that it has an anime feel to it for me. Full Review »
  2. Feb 10, 2019
    8
    It's a good start for an initial release, but for it to truly be great it needs additional polish and an endgame. The story and side missionsIt's a good start for an initial release, but for it to truly be great it needs additional polish and an endgame. The story and side missions all together will net you around 40-ish hours. It's a much faster game then Monster Hunter World so hunts only last between 5 to 10 minutes. Where in monster hunter you need to run across massive zones the zones in GE3 are pretty closed off and it won't take a long time to engage an Aragami and it won't be able to run too far away from you. Mind you, the weapon customization system lets you customize your weapon, shield, and gun to fit your personal playstyle. Whether you prefer a more up close combat style or a long range style, you can expend Abandoned God Arcs, the game's Gem system to add abilities to your arsenal to power them up. And the bullet editor is back which let's those who prefer playing support or dealing damage from afar to completely design their own bullets albeit it's not as broken from the looks of it to its GE2RB counterpart. There's also the Engage system, Acceleration Triggers, and Control Modules that all act as personal playstyle modifiers. There's a lot LOT of tools, but no big baddies at the end to use these on. Weapons stop at Rank 7 but you're not fighting anything like tempered Aragami or anything. Patch 1.20 is supposed to add fixes and polish to the game that it desperately needs for some things. It's good that the developers are listening to feedback and adjusting the game accordingly which gives me hope for the future of the game. Right now it's 'good' but it's living in GE2RB's shadow. In about 1 to 2 years time from release, it needs to add another arc or two to add another 60 to 80 story missions, about 30-40 more aragami even just reskins, and needs to add a lot more Hard Mode missions. 1.20 scheduled in early spring for JP is said to include "Certification Missions" which I'm hoping equates to a Hard Mode, and 1.30 will be adding the first story-based DLC. The game needs more variants and new monsters it needs to go up to at least rank 15 during its lifespan to match GE2RB.
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  3. Feb 10, 2019
    8
    The game has a good story, the graphics have improved, the gameplay have been added a few things. Compared to 2, the mobility became moreThe game has a good story, the graphics have improved, the gameplay have been added a few things. Compared to 2, the mobility became more detailed, giving the impression of being slower, which is easy to get used to. The game looks great, but it's a small niche that likes to repeat quests and farm. Full Review »