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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 20, 2018
    10
    Todo lo que siempre he querido de un God of War. Excelente historia, un combate mejorado grandiosos gráficos. Es una gran experiencia desde elTodo lo que siempre he querido de un God of War. Excelente historia, un combate mejorado grandiosos gráficos. Es una gran experiencia desde el inicio hasta el final. Expand
  2. Jan 10, 2019
    10
    GOD OF WAR is the best game of all time for
    best score such a shame that red dead robbed it
    best story
    best performance
  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
    this is one of the best games I've ever played in my entire life. Everything from the graphics to the mechanics to the story are compellingthis is one of the best games I've ever played in my entire life. Everything from the graphics to the mechanics to the story are compelling and have made me rethink the way I look at video games from this point forward. I love every aspect of this game especially the companion mechanics and the story of a father who is trying to teach his son the ways of the world while showing him how dangerous it is at the same time. this will go down in history as one of my favorite games and I have never played any of the other God of War games it was nice to know that I did not need to play them in order to be able to understand the story for this one. If you love video games you will love God of War. Expand
  5. Apr 29, 2018
    10
    No hay mejor palabra para describir este juego y es PERFECTO.....sin duda nos ha dado dudas por el gran cambio de jugabilidad, pero es dignoNo hay mejor palabra para describir este juego y es PERFECTO.....sin duda nos ha dado dudas por el gran cambio de jugabilidad, pero es digno de admitir que la nueva formula cuajo en este juego.
    Gran juego, gracias santa Monica.
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  6. Apr 27, 2018
    10
    Un juego espectacular, innovador, épico, pulido, gráficos excelentes, jugabilidad muy entretenida y progresiva. Simplemente un juego de 10.Un juego espectacular, innovador, épico, pulido, gráficos excelentes, jugabilidad muy entretenida y progresiva. Simplemente un juego de 10. !Compralo ya! Expand
  7. Mar 18, 2019
    0
    I've been a God of War fan since the first game on PS2. I even made sure to try out the PSP titles, even though I didn't think they were theI've been a God of War fan since the first game on PS2. I even made sure to try out the PSP titles, even though I didn't think they were the best. Then came God of War: Ascension and I thought to myself, "How is Santa Monica studio ruining one of the most amazing franchises in modern history? Well, at least it can't get any worse!" FF several years and now we have God of War on PS4 - the pinnacle of the garbage heap.

    Story: Kratos is now in Norse mythology, in the worst, most idiotic way possible - OTS third person perspective. He has a son somehow and a dead wife. Then he wants to go hunt dear. This is about as far as I made it before uninstalling and returning the game because -

    Gameplay: Ruined. You want around pressing 'circle' to interact with stupid, scripted parts of the environment, walking and talking where there should basically just be a cutscene, and then you get attacked by enemies. You can't quick turn if they gang up on you. You don't have any sort of mobility like the first games. You just sit there and hit two buttons and occasionally block. Legalizing weed out in CA was one of the worst moves ever because it clearly destroyed all of the good developers brain cells out at Santa Monica.

    Graphics: Good looking. It's apparent where all the budget that should have gone into gameplay went.

    Sound: All the dialog sounds muffled and mumbled. Again, how did this pass QC to get out of the door?

    Replayability: -100 It's not even worth playing 20 minutes, let alone finishing, and even remotely considering playing it again. I'm glad I gave it a rent first because I can't imagine paying money for this game. The fact that big AAA studios can crank out games like God of War (PS4), even remotely come within sight of a GOTY award, and break even is a testament that gaming as the modern era knows it is dead. Indie games with basically zero budget are doing better than these AAA studios. I'll give Hollow Knight as an example. Not my favorite indie, but all the controls work, the atmosphere works, the world building is good enough to compel you to keep plodding along, and the rewards make you feel like you were playing God of War 1, again - you feel like an unstoppable god by the time you are done. I put 30 hours into Hollow Knight and 20 minutes into God of War (PS4). It's unbelievable how bad the current state of modern gaming is, but hopefully it won't be around much longer. Industry crash when?
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