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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. Aug 14, 2018
    10
    It is not easy for me to give 10/10 to a game, but God of war earn it rightfully. Please ignore those negative reviews, I don't know how itIt is not easy for me to give 10/10 to a game, but God of war earn it rightfully. Please ignore those negative reviews, I don't know how it get up there. This is my first God of war, and I would like to tell you that this game is a must play for every PS4 owners. Though it is not perfect yet but surely deserves GOTY 2018.

    Combat mechanic is the most brilliant combination I've ever seen. The Devs took inspiration from Dark Souls, mixed with skills, then axe throwing, and ordering your companion. It went so well, created another great challenge game. ( I finished this game on challenge mode and it was harder than any soul games I ever played). Although, I think Kratos is a bit too slow for my liking and the camera view gives me blind spot on my left, I never felt bored with the combat. I can repeat, I want more. The fight is fun, gore and exciting. Enemies, though repetitive model, are vary in skills.

    Another great job is the puzzle designed. I rarely like puzzles, but man, this game has a lot of awesome creative puzzles. Best puzzles game I ever played. It blends well with the pace.

    Story is good, not the best but not too shabby. There are very few characters here but all are memorable. The ending is a bit abrupt though. I thought there would be more.

    Graphic is , as you may know, one of the best in PS4 Genre. Many cinematic excited me. Sound and BGM are all well done. Clearing all main and side quests, I spent around 40-50 hrs, no bug was met

    In sum, I have no complain. God of war is the epitome of the game that combines all shining aspects of other great AAA games and succeed. 10/10 get this game now !
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  2. Jul 10, 2018
    10
    No esperaba nada, pero esto fue mucho mas de lo que me imagine. Simplemente me fascino
  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. May 5, 2018
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This game is awesome, the change is great, and there's a spoiler i need to give out for those who are angry or sad that kratos is using an axe ~SPOILER!~ The blades are in the game, May not be the same exact controls but hey, come on they needed to change sooner or later. This game in my opinion is awesome there's just a few things like repeated animations or models, stuff like that but it doesn't matter when you have a great storyline Expand
  5. May 9, 2018
    10
    this game is so good in so many ways its a breath of fresh air in gaming, i give it a solid 9.8 since most video games coming out this lastthis game is so good in so many ways its a breath of fresh air in gaming, i give it a solid 9.8 since most video games coming out this last decade have been money suckers with pointless cosmetics and pay to win online scams with lootboxes, everyone forgot what a good videogame was for corporate cash grabs that left true games heartbroken and bored of what the hobby has become. thankyou for a great experience santa monica, Expand
  6. May 28, 2018
    10
    One thing I should get out of the way is that it is sad that there is a poor individual trying to abuse the user score by making fake gotOne thing I should get out of the way is that it is sad that there is a poor individual trying to abuse the user score by making fake got accounts and down voting the game on a nearly every day I come and check this site so can a moderator please remove all of these fake accounts to have the game be scored by legitimate accounts thank you.

    Onto the game itself it is as fantastic as you have heard from everyone. This maybe one of not only the best PlayStation 4 games I have ever played but maybe one of the best games overall I have ever played.

    Without going into to much you need to buy this game the minute you get the chance.
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  7. Sep 17, 2018
    0
    This is not God of war, it has 8 hours only of gameplay and 8 hours of movies, the downgrade in graphics are terrible, the background graphicsThis is not God of war, it has 8 hours only of gameplay and 8 hours of movies, the downgrade in graphics are terrible, the background graphics are bery blurred or with a lot of fog to hide the lack of power for the Ps4 to process it. Very disappointing. Expand

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