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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 is one of those rare titles that define the console generation. Kratos’ fighting has been refined to its very best and the lands of Midgard are filled with wonders of all manner to explore and defeat. It’s been nearly the entire lifespan of the PlayStation 4 console since Kratos has seen new adventure but the wait has been worth it. Santa Monica Studio’s journey is still far from over, but they’ve once again shown why Kratos is one of gaming’s greatest anti-heroes.
  2. Apr 15, 2018
    100
    I couldn’t help but think of how Santa Monica took the best of GoW as a franchise and melded it beautifully with the most distinguishable designs of other modern games to create something with an immensely potent synergy.
  3. CD-Action
    Jul 6, 2018
    100
    Cory Barlog and his team achieved what many thought impossible – despite having changed almost everything Santa Monica managed to preserve that elusive spark that makes God of War game feel like a God of War game. They created one of the defining titles of the current generation and a technical marvel whose stunning beauty in motion words cannot describe. And there’s one more thing. Barlog’s touching reaction to his masterpiece’s scores shows that even in the world of huge budgets, micropayments, loot boxes and sales forecasts there still is a place for artists who pour their hearts into their work. We need someone to remind us of that once in a while. [06/2018, p.38]
  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 28, 2018
    10
    My favorite game series of all time is back and better than ever! Kratos has been reimagined is a whole new light and the story feels so muchMy favorite game series of all time is back and better than ever! Kratos has been reimagined is a whole new light and the story feels so much more intimate, the characters are well developed and the gameplay is absolutely phenomenal. If you are at all skeptical about this I can guarantee you will not regret your purchase. Expand
  2. Apr 23, 2018
    10
    Genialna gra, bezwzględnie najlepsza z serii. Jedna z najlepszych, o ile nie najlepsza, w jaką kiedykolwiek grałem. Po raz kolejny widaćGenialna gra, bezwzględnie najlepsza z serii. Jedna z najlepszych, o ile nie najlepsza, w jaką kiedykolwiek grałem. Po raz kolejny widać wyraźnie, że exclusive z PlayStation stanowią topkę najlepiej zrobionych gier ostatnich lat i gorąco życzę, żeby ta tendencja się utrzymała. Ciężko mi nawet wskazać tytuły, które w najbliższej przyszłości mogą konkurować z God of War. Świetna emocjonalna historia, sensowne zagadki, doskonale zbudowani bohaterowie, nie ma postaci bez jakiejś głębi. Świetna reżyseria, dialogi, grafika, projekty lokacji. Wszystko na najwyższym poziomie. 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 29, 2018
    10
    A masterpiece. Of all my years gaming, this one is truly something special. The combat is absolutely satisfying. Combos, and juggles are funA masterpiece. Of all my years gaming, this one is truly something special. The combat is absolutely satisfying. Combos, and juggles are fun to learn. Mix up your attacks with the kid, while dodging and parrying. Everything just flows so beautifully. The world is well crafted together. Beautiful locations with outstanding graphics. Very fun to explore. Those who love collecting will love this game. You actually feel a strong calling to collect everything you can. Puzzles are well done and fun to figure out. Story and lore is fantastic. Santa Monica Studio just became the best playstation dev team, and God Of War just became my new favorite game of all time. It is simply magic.

    Kratos is back and he's back with a vengeance.
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  5. Apr 21, 2018
    10
    Graphics, plot, characters, world. All at a high level.Santa Monica Studio thank you for one of the best exclusives on PS4.
  6. Apr 20, 2018
    10
    O game teve um mudança radical, algo hoje em dia muito arriscado de ser fazer...
    Mas a mudança veio, e foi uma das melhores experiencia de
    O game teve um mudança radical, algo hoje em dia muito arriscado de ser fazer...
    Mas a mudança veio, e foi uma das melhores experiencia de gameplay... Gráficos (PRO) e jogabilidades incríveis. Hora que o Kratos pega as Blades Of Chaos, bate aquela sensação nostálgica muito boa... A Skill eram as mesmas, só que de outro angulo de câmera e com gráficos incríveis.

    Nota 10, pela coragem hoje em dia de arriscar uma mudança em um jogo que já era sucesso, e a mudança foi a melhor. Parabéns Santa Monica!
    O game só me fez ficar mais ansioso pra jogar logo o próximo...

    Negativo: Poderia ter mais inimigos distintos.
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  7. Jul 19, 2018
    0
    All in all, this isn't a very good game.
    To start things off it's much, much slower paced than the other games in the series which in an
    All in all, this isn't a very good game.
    To start things off it's much, much slower paced than the other games in the series which in an action game can be a deathblow seeing as speed is the lifeblood of the genre. The enemy variety and difficulty really needed a boost as things are now even on the hardest difficulty the best method of dispatch is just mashing the basic combo.
    There's way way too much dialogue as well, this is supposed to be God of War the main appeal was cutting things to pieces not talking to your son.

    All in all this isn't a very good game and not worth a purchase
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