WTMG's Leo Faria: "Here comes the final verdict, answering what I have wanted to know from the very beginning: does El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron deserve to be considered a cult classic? Sadly, no. I’m not saying it doesn’t have a ton of redeeming qualities, though. Its setting and story are basically unheard of in gaming, given how devs are not exactly comfortable tackling Abrahamic religions in this kind of medium. As a concept, it’s fantastic. As an action game, it’s quite shallow. It’s fun in smaller doses, meaning a Switch port would be its ideal version. As it stands, grab it only if you need an extra hack n’ slash fix before Bayonetta 3 comes out next year."