We have just a week to go before the sequel to 2011's Thor hits theaters, which makes this the perfect time to drop a movie tie-in game that cashes in on the hype. Gameloft's Thor: The Dark World places the god of thunder in a top-down dungeon crawler that looks not unlike the company's own Dungeon Hunter series, minus the multiplayer aspect. If you have an engine that works, why not use it, right?

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Thor: The Dark World pits the heroes of Asgard against the dark forces, so our red caped protagonist won't have to charged into battle alone. He's accompanied with reliable sidekicks Sif, Heimdall, and the Warriors Three. As experience dungeon crawlers would expect, Thor will grow more powerful overtime as players deck him out in tougher armor, stronger weapons, and new skills. The game has over 90 missions populated with fiends of various sizes, but as anyone who watched the original movie already knows, the bigger they are, the harder they fall.

As far as movie tie-ins go, Thor: The Dark World offers a more engaging experience than what's usually offered. This isn't a mere companion app, and it shows - you're looking at a 1.5GB download before you can try it out. Getting started is free, but this is a Gameloft title we're talking about, so won't be the Rock Giants that Thor has to look out for, but IAPs.

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  • http://skorch.co.uk/ Antony Derham

    It's amazing how they can pump out one of these for every big movie. And even more amazing that people buy enough copies that it's profitable to do so!

    • atlouiedog

      At least it's now moved to the mobile world where they're sold for $4.99 or free with IAP and people are no longer wasting money on terrible $59.99 console games.

      • http://skorch.co.uk/ Antony Derham

        That's true enough, but sensible people don't waste money on console games full stop ;)

        • Primalxconvoy

          I wait for console games to become goty and heavily discounted. Why pay more for an incomplete beta version with bugs?

      • solbin

        Console games are as cheap as they ever were. Wait a month and most of the games you can get for half off.

        • http://skorch.co.uk/ Antony Derham

          But they look terrible and still cost more than their PC counterparts.

        • atlouiedog

          The point is that movie tie-ins for consoles have all but disappeared. They no longer make those rushed, crappy games that parents buy because they think, "Oh, Jeffrey loves Iron Man so I'll buy him this new game from the movie." They've just about all moved to mobile and if anyone is wasting money, it's only a couple of bucks. My post had nothing to do with the price and discounting of console games of late.

    • http://www.modminecraft.com/ Nick Coad

      Well some of them are genuinely good games for the asking price, especially when many of them are free to get started. This one looks like it's pretty good for a free app.

  • jusatin

    Not to comment on the game, but you get to see the movie in a week? It's been out for over a week here in Finland at least.

    • Primalxconvoy

      Possibly as a homage to a Thor's roots? Anyway, in Japan, wolverine: Samurai (the Japanese name, written in English, on the posters) had either just come out our is still pending even though it was filmed here.

      This is the most deserving place for piracy.

      • http://www.modminecraft.com/ Nick Coad

        It's already out here in Australia too...

  • Ursula Wins

    dark knight rises is still gamelofts best movie tie in.... by faaaar

  • Prem Halani

    Guys The game is released . Available for free now on windroidblog.blogspot.com ...:)

  • chris Ballard

    It is a pity gameloft doesn't honour in App purchases and don't respond to emails about it