Arena Gods is difficult to review because it has 2 completely different sides to it. On one hand, it is an early access game that was abandoned fairly quickly. On the other hand, it has a unique style of gameplay that helps it stand out from the crowd of local multiplayer fighting games. For me, I would recommend it simply because even in its buggy, unfinished state, it is a very fun game.
The game’s combat system is fast paced and unforgiving, as most weapons are 1 hit kills and the only game mode is free for all. The most notable feature is the arena design. Every map has some point of it that wraps, meaning you can run off the left side of the screen and appear on the right side. When combined with the ability to throw weapons, it leads to a lot of funny moments when people accidentally kill themselves with a spear throw, or when a couple players are trying to endlessly dodge a weapon that wraps around the map a dozen times. The gameplay can get repetitive at times, but it works well in short bursts with friends. For me, it’s a great addition to our rotation of local multiplayer games. As long as you don’t go in expecting tons of content or variety, I think most players will enjoy playing it with friends quite a bit.