The Sunday Times: "Heavenly Sword is a combat-based epic similar in style to the classic God of War PS2 title... At first glance the game appears to be the masterpiece that the PS3 has long been crying out for."
"The characters look great, the swordplay is spectacular and its eastern-flavoured locations are cinematically displayed. The gameplay, however, lacks intensity and sophistication... Despite its flaws, Heavenly Sword is marvellous entertainment."
Score: 4 out of 5 stars