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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 21, 2018
    10
    Para mim, o melhor game da saga, gráficos, jogabilidade e história bem desenvolvidos.Extremamente recomendado.
  2. Jan 15, 2019
    10
    history has been made with the new god of war it is not only the best game of the year btu also the best game of the generation and perhaps ofhistory has been made with the new god of war it is not only the best game of the year btu also the best game of the generation and perhaps of the decade 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 22, 2018
    10
    God of War(PS4) is one of the most amazing, beautiful, brutal, dramatic and extremly fun games that i play in my entire life, this game isGod of War(PS4) is one of the most amazing, beautiful, brutal, dramatic and extremly fun games that i play in my entire life, this game is long, with variety of missions, extremly challenging gameplay with many forms to play, and the story is brutal, Atreus one of the most amazing comrades in the entire industry and the reason for buy a PS4, can be the GOTY of 2018, and one of the best Playstation games ever made, buy it if you wish, For Kratos our Spartan. Expand
  5. May 4, 2018
    10
    There is a lot one could say about the God of War series. From the prior games, it is easy to say that the driving force behind the series hasThere is a lot one could say about the God of War series. From the prior games, it is easy to say that the driving force behind the series has been the engaging and unique story. In games 1-3 (+acension) it is generally similar fighting styles with a hack and slash type feeling with some fun combos and quite obviously the boss fights that make the player feel like a god slaying badass. But what makes this game so special is the fact that they took all the good parts of the game and made those better whilst at the same time completely revamping everything else in the process. The combat feels much more meaningful. Each enemy poses their own unique threat and they don't feel like cannon fodder into the super god slaying Beyblade that was Kratos in the previous titles. You aren't going to run into one hit enemies. You are going to need to use everything at your disposal in a majority of your battles. There is an engaging environment and it really does a good job of showing what the ps4 is capable of as well as how much the reworked engine has improved the game in general (HOLY CRAP THE ATTENTION TO DETAIL). The boss fights in the game are just as fun as the ones in previous titles if not more. No spoilers but some bosses will make you want to kill them in real life as much as you do in the game. I could go on and on but at the end of the day you need to try it yourself. I have always been an xbox player. But lately ps4 exclusives have been stealing the show and the release of this game was the selling point for me. I have now switched to a ps4 pro and have been playing many of the ps4 exclusives and atleast in this console generation. Ps4 takes the cake especially when it comes to story driven single player games that make you immersed. Very rarely do I want to replay a single player game after I beat it. I usually rent solo games from Redbox as I don't see the replay value. However, 15 minutes into the game after I rented it I bought the thing back and I bought it for full price. Because the environment alone had me sold. Character development, combat, environment, graphics, all other aspects of the game are all just top notch. This game is worth it to anyone even if you haven't played the previous games. Just watch a 20 minutes story catch up video on youtube and you'll get the jist. This game is beyond worth the money and I am now playing through the game again on God of War difficulty in pursuit of a 100% completion. The best thing about it. Doesn't feel like a grind in the slightest. I am loving every second of this jaw-dropping title. Expand
  6. Apr 30, 2018
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. If you don't buy it , you should throw your ps4. This is one of the best god of war game i ve ever played i give 11/10 because:
    1: Story : good story , especially the human aspects in game
    2: Gameplay : somebody convinced you that it copies dark soul 's combat so it suck. I say no : the combat system is sofistiicated and deep enough that can reach another level comparing to cheap repetitive perk charts of **** games.
    3: Graphic : dont watch gameplay on you tube by pc or you insult game graphic.Try to watch on 4k TV with HDR on for best experience
    4: Zero score in metactitic user score : xbox fan boy or brainwashed people
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  7. Feb 8, 2019
    0
    Унылые драки. Унылые ребусы. Жалею о потраченных деньгах.

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