In their review of the Conan, Pro-G gave the game a 7/10 and had this to say:
"'Is that the new God of War game?' asks a visitor to the office last week. 'No,' I reply. 'It's the Conan game. It does look a lot like God of War though.' For anyone who knows their video game characters, the differences between Kratos and Conan are huge, but throw the game in front of a part-time gamer and the reaction is to be expected. And it's probably not something THQ has tried to avoid either, given God of War's popularity and the lack of a next-gen follow-up on the horizon."
"Conan is an extremely tricky game to judge. On the one hand it's highly entertaining and almost obscenely violent and crude, but for a next-gen title with a next-gen price tag it doesn't quite deliver. By no means is this the perfect answer to the current lack of a next-gen God of War, but as something to tide you over, it serves its purpose better than anyone probably predicted."