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  • Summary: His vengeance against the gods of Olympus far behind him, Kratos now lives as a man in the lands 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. As mentor and protector to a son determined to earn hisHis vengeance against the gods of Olympus far behind him, Kratos now lives as a man in the lands 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. As mentor and protector to a son determined to earn his respect, Kratos is faced with an unexpected opportunity to master the rage that has long defined him. Questioning the dark lineage he’s passed on to his son, he hopes to make amends for the shortcomings of his past. Set within the untamed forests, mountains, and realms of Norse lore, God of War features a distinctly new setting with its own pantheon of creatures, monsters, and gods. [Playstation.com] Expand
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  1. Apr 12, 2018
    100
    God of War doesn’t just feel like the next step for the franchise, but for the entire video game industry. Phenomenal visuals, rewarding exploration, and a deep, nuanced combat system contribute to an epic adventure that should be experienced by every human on earth. Santa Monica Studio is taking us all to Valhalla.
  2. Apr 16, 2018
    100
    Kratos’ new beginning is full of heart, loaded with action and is easily one of the best games of this generation.
  3. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Sep 13, 2018
    100
    The return of the furious Spartan warrior was made well. God of War is already a great contender for game of the year and you shouldn't miss it. [Issue#285]
  4. Apr 17, 2018
    95
    God of War takes everything good about the franchise and elevates it. Almost every aspect is polished to a fine sheen, with a particular standout being the world itself, and the new emphasis on telling a mature and meaningful story that explores remarkably complex themes. God of War sets a new bar for storytelling and world building in games, and transforms Kratos from a one note character to a fascinating man with a story worth hearing. If you have a PS4, this is a must have title.
  5. Apr 12, 2018
    93
    God of War is a new beginning for Kratos, a different game, but still one of the best entries in the series and one of the best games of this generation.
  6. Apr 12, 2018
    90
    In crafting a thoughtful fable about a man contending with surpassing his sins to keep them from his child, the new God of War has already transcended its bloody roots.
  7. Apr 28, 2018
    75
    It’s ironic that a story about the value of discipline and restraint would feel like it needs more time in the editing room, but that’s the new God of War – promising but aimless. I like the new Kratos, but I hope his next adventure is more focused than this, and I pray that it actually gives him something interesting to do.

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  1. Apr 26, 2018
    10
    Este juego es el reflejo de la maduración del medio y la industria, el mejor God of War desde mi punto de vista el cual se aleja mucho deEste juego es el reflejo de la maduración del medio y la industria, el mejor God of War desde mi punto de vista el cual se aleja mucho de aquel Kratos caricaturesco que con los años cada vez rozaba mas el absurdo. A nivel artístico y técnico es sencillamente espectacular, un maravilloso trabajo adaptando la mitología nórdica y un sistema de combate muy gratificante. Expand
  2. Sep 25, 2018
    10
    At the center of God of War’s story is a statement that also applies to the franchise’s original place in the industry: “We must be better”.At the center of God of War’s story is a statement that also applies to the franchise’s original place in the industry: “We must be better”. And by god did it do just that. One could go on for hours on the masterfully-crafted world bursting with gripping content or the mesmerizingly cathartic gameplay, but the most outstanding element is that a series previously lacking nuance, emotion, and depth in its writing now has it in spades; Kratos is now an immensely interesting character, as are the other figures that populate the brilliantly-written story. It’s not just a legendary revitalization of the franchise, no; it’s one of the best games ever made. God of War is nothing short of a total masterpiece against which future entries in its genre will be weighed. Expand
  3. Apr 20, 2018
    10
    Pretty much everything Ive ever wanted from a God of war game. Excellent story, deep combat and great graphics. Great experience from start to finish
  4. Apr 26, 2018
    10
    Best PS4 Games till now !! Best Story , Graphic , Sound , Gameplay .......
    Thanks Sony for all offline - story mode games like God of War ,
    Best PS4 Games till now !! Best Story , Graphic , Sound , Gameplay .......
    Thanks Sony for all offline - story mode games like God of War , Detroid : Become Human , spider man and all of story mode games!! Story is soul of each games !!
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  5. Jun 6, 2018
    10
    In the negative reviews I read a lot of comments like "God of War become Last of Us" or "It's nothing like the original God of War Trilogy,In the negative reviews I read a lot of comments like "God of War become Last of Us" or "It's nothing like the original God of War Trilogy, that had a great story and great gameplay". I get really tired of scores based on previous games and player's expectations. Someone even made the comment "In 2018, the lack of an open world equals a not good game". Games should be objectively scored on their own merits, people should try to look past their own preferences and try to be as unbiased and objective as they can be. The lack of open world might turn some people off, but that doesn't make this semi-linear game bad. There's loads of games that I don't like because it's not my style of game, like [insert random 1st person shooter or racing game here]. But I can still look at it objectively and tell if the game deserves a high score because it's executed well.

    God of war has evolved. It is no longer the raw, blood-thirsty hack 'n slash that I fell in love with years ago. This new God of war though, I fell in love with this one all over again. Sure, the game has it's negatives. The mobs and mini-bosses could have been more varied. The "no camera-cuts" is cool but that also means that there's more backtracking. Personally I also miss the bloodiness, gore and nakedness of the old games, but I'm not taking that in to account in my score, because this is a new game and should not be scored lower because of the previous God of war trilogy. The graphics, even on the standard PS4's 1080p, are truly amazing. The fluidity of the combat is very good, and the axe throwing mechanic is very well done. Don't be fooled by people who claim that the game can easily be finished by hiding behind a shield and throwing your axe, those people obviously didn't try any higher than the lowest difficulty setting. The voice acting is very on-point, and the story is just beautiful.

    To round it out, from both a technical and an artistic standpoint this game surpasses so many others. You can tell that the people at Santa Monica Studios really poured their heart and soul in to making a fantastic, single player, story driven experience. If you just finished reading this comment thinking this might be a game for you, then I do strongly recommend you rent/buy this game. It's a future classic.
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  6. Apr 20, 2018
    10
    One of the best games I've ever played in life, masterpiece in every aspect, incredible story and narration, complex and fluid combat
  7. Nov 6, 2018
    0
    Bad gameplay, graphic, weak story, unopen world game and no online in the game.

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