God of War

Sony Interactive Entertainment, SIE Santa Monica Studio

Mighty Man
OpenCritic Rating
95
Top Critic Average
98%
Critics Recommend
Based on 173 critic reviews
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God of War

Rating Summary

Based on 173 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

95

Top Critic Average

98%

Critics Recommend

Based on 173 critic reviews
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God of War Reviews Summary

Gripping Characters
Narrative Masterpiece
Satisfying Combat

Summary: God of War is simply a masterpiece. One of the best games of this console generation.

General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Apr 20, 2018

Developer: SIE Santa Monica Studio

Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment

Genres: Action, RPG

From Santa Monica Studio and creative director Cory Barlog comes a new beginning for one of gaming’s most recognizable icons. Living as a man outside the shadow of the gods, Kratos must adapt to unfamiliar lands, unexpected threats, and a second chance at being a father. Together with his son Atreus, the pair will venture into the brutal Norse wilds and fight to fulfill a deeply personal quest. - Bold New Beginning — His vengeance against the Gods of Olympus years behind him, Kratos now lives as a man in the realm of Norse Gods and monsters. It is in this harsh, unforgiving world that he must fight to survive…And teach his son to do the same. This startling reimagining of God of War deconstructs the core elements that defined the series—satisfying combat breathtaking scale and a powerful narrative—and fuses them. - A Second Chance — Kratos is a father again. As mentor and protector to Atreus, a son determined to earn his respect, he is forced to deal with and control the rage that has long defined him while out in a very dangerous world with his son. - A Darker, More Elemental World — From the marble and columns of ornate Olympus to the gritty forests, mountains, and caves of Pre-Viking Norse lore, this is a distinctly new realm with its own pantheon of creatures, monsters, and gods. With an added emphasis on discovery and exploration, the world will draw players in to explore every inch of God of War’s breathtakingly threatening landscape—by far the largest in the franchise. - Vicious, Physical Combat — With an over the shoulder free camera that brings the player closer to the action than ever before, fights in God of War mirror the pantheon of Norse creatures Kratos will face: grand, gritty, and grueling. A new main weapon and new abilities retain the defining spirit of God of War while presenting a vision of violent conflict that forges new ground in the genre.

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God of War's outstanding characters, world, and combat come together to form an unforgettable adventure.

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Despite eye-catching changes, the heart of this series remains gloriously unaltered.

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Metro GameCentral

A top-to-bottom revamp of the whole God Of War franchise that matches thrilling, if slightly shallow, combat and exploration with some impressively trenchant storytelling.

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One of PlayStation's finest moments, Kratos has been reimagined for a new audience while keeping the best bits of what originally made him great.

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God of War - Fight Your Way | PS4

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God of War: 15 Minutes of Gameplay - PS4 Gameplay Walkthrough | PS Underground

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God of War – Full TV Commercial | PS4

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