God of War

SIE Santa Monica Studio, Sony Interactive Entertainment

Mighty Man
OpenCritic Rating
95
Top Critic Average
98%
Critics Recommend
Based on 165 critic reviews
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God of War

Rating Summary

Based on 165 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

95

Top Critic Average

98%

Critics Recommend

Based on 165 critic reviews
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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.

Game 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 - 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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Eurogamer

Recommended
Eurogamer

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

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IGN

10 / 10.0
IGN

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

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GamesRadar+

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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Recent News

God of War Sequel Teased in New PS4 Theme

God of War Sequel Teased in New PS4 Theme

Eagle-eyed fans managed to find an ominous message hidden in a new God of War PS4 theme, which could be hinting at the future of the long-running series.

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God of War Director Teasing Something for Anniversary, Not DLC

God of War Director Teasing Something for Anniversary, Not DLC

God of War director Cory Barlog teases that something could be happening for the game's one year anniversary, but also confirms that it will not be DLC.

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No God of War DLC Planned, But More Anniversary Content to Come

No God of War DLC Planned, But More Anniversary Content to Come

God of War director Cory Barlog has reiterated that there’s no DLC planned for God of War, but there is anniversary content on the way.

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How to Get God of War’s Free PS4 Anniversary Theme and Avatar

How to Get God of War’s Free PS4 Anniversary Theme and Avatar

To celebrate the first anniversary of God of War's release on the PlayStation 4, Santa Monica Studio releases a free dynamic theme as a token of appreciation.

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God Of War Won't Get DLC, Director Reaffirms

God Of War Won't Get DLC, Director Reaffirms

"There is no DLC coming ... " Cory Barlog says about PS4 action game.

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Celebrate God of War's anniversary with some freebies

Celebrate God of War's anniversary with some freebies

Last year's excellent, reinvigorated God of War launched a year ago this week and, to celebrate, PlayStation has a couple of nice freebies for you.Right now…

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God Of War: No DLC Is Coming, Director Confirms Again

God Of War: No DLC Is Coming, Director Confirms Again

"There is no DLC coming ... " game director says about PS4 action game.

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Get God Of War Free PS4 Theme And Avatar Set To Celebrate First Anniversary

Get God Of War Free PS4 Theme And Avatar Set To Celebrate First Anniversary

Making God of War was a "studio-defining risk," Sony Santa Monica boss says.

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God Of War Creators Thank Fans With Free PS4 Dynamic Theme And Avatar Set

God Of War Creators Thank Fans With Free PS4 Dynamic Theme And Avatar Set

Sony's Santa Monica Studio is celebrating the one-year anniversary of God of War with some goodies for fans.

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God of War Sequel Reportedly In The Works

God of War Sequel Reportedly In The Works

Fans of angry bald dads rejoice, it appears that a sequel to 2018's hit game God of War is in the works, though it may be some time until it sees the light of day.

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