The Top 7 Games you dont want for Christmas 2011

Buttercup's top picks from the bottom of this year's barrel

6. Thor: God of Thunder

In answer to the overwhelmingly average response from film critics, I give Kenneth Branagh's Thor two unwavering hooves-up. Chris Hemsworth's golden locks and rippling pectorals delivered a stunning performance in the fish-out-of-water tale of a fallen god. Unfortunately, the same can't be said of the Sega published Thor: God of Thunder game.

Although Hemsworth reprises his role as the God of Thunder in the game, his wax figure likeness lacks the lordly charm and respect that his chiseled figure demands on the big screen. Instead of hammering you hard with the mighty Thor's Mjolnir, the third-person action title whiffs softly, forcing you to button mash your way through an utterly forgettable adventure full of limp and weightless combo attacks.

Above: This is acting. Just look at how Hemsworth emotes with his "Oh hi! I didn't see you there!" six-pack

Above: This is "Thor" in Thor: God of Thunder. It's just not as enjoyable

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Who? B. Buttercup What? Senior Wildlife Editor How did I get here? After receiving an honorary degree from Brown University’s College of Science, I moseyed on to Pfizer, where I spent four years in the research and development department working on experimental treatments for Alzheimer’s disease. Life seemed pretty sweet. I had all the sugar cubes, Adderall, and cash that an equine could want. That’s when I met GamesRadar’s Associate Editor, Chris Antista, a young human, who convinced me to leave the highly lucrative pharmaceutical industry with a large bag of feed. Stuff I done: The Top 7… sexy horses every stud should ride Loves: Sugar cubes, prancing, getting published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, National Velvet, salt. Hates: Spurs, jockeys, Elmer’s Glue, The Godfather. Now playing: Plants vs Zombies, BlazBlue, World of Warcraft
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