Metascore
93

Universal acclaim - based on 55 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 55
  2. Negative: 0 out of 55
  1. Jan 17, 2022
    100
    What seemed impossible a few years back is now a reality and PC gamers can finally play one of the most important Sony exclusives of all time thanks to recent developments in video games industry; and even though it has been 4 years since the initial release of God of War on PS4, it’s still one of the best action adventure games currently available.
  2. Jan 14, 2022
    100
    How impressive God of War is on PC really gives credit to Santa Monica Studio’s work on this game. It’s still a gorgeous journey through a unique take on Norse mythology, and a great way to play the game for the first time or revisit it before God of War Ragnarok releases. I’m as impressed with it now as I was the first time through it, and I look forward to seeing what’s in store for Kratos and Atreus in the sequel.
  3. Jan 12, 2022
    100
    The end product here shows that PlayStation is becoming much more experienced with this PC porting process, which isn't just a great thing for God of War, but it bodes well for the company's future plans in this space.
  4. Jan 12, 2022
    100
    There is no question that God of War is an exceptional game. But the magic on display with the PC port pushes an already tremendous game to new heights and offers some key features that will help it run well on a variety of modern machines. At this point, if gamers have the means to play God of War they should, and even if it’s a replay of the PC version is still well worth checking out.
  5. Jan 12, 2022
    100
    Far from having suffered the ravages of time, this PC port of GOD OF WAR is more beautiful than ever. Some options allow graphics to be pushed to the limit, while others are intended to relieve less powerful machines. But what struck us the most in January 2022 was finally to see how far the adventure was ahead of its time. Four years after its release on PlayStation consoles, the game is still as sublime, addicting and impactful.
  6. Jan 12, 2022
    100
    God of War is still one of the most entertaining, engaging, and impactful games to come out of Santa Monica Studios. The story is meaningful and emotional, the mechanics are thoughtful and entertaining, and the presentation on the PC is simply unrivaled. This is still a treat after nearly four years.
  7. Jan 12, 2022
    100
    Kratos slices, cuts, but above all strikes in the heart of the player. By turns fierce, contemplative, moving and funny, God of War redefines the eponymous series without refuting its past to which it is intimately linked by its history.
  8. Jan 12, 2022
    100
    It still excels, in every sense of the word. From story and gameplay to visuals and soundtrack, this game has it all.
  9. Jan 12, 2022
    100
    God of War, which was originally a PlayStation exclusive, now graces PCs with its exceptional battle system, a captivating story and an adventure that spans myths and dimensions, offering a unique experience to PC gamers. With a variety of technical improvements and additions, God of War for PCs is a game that is set to make its mark on a new audience and should definitely not be missed.
  10. Jan 12, 2022
    100
    God of War was a masterpiece when it was released and raised the bar for what a game like it could be. It is one of the best games of that generation and sits somewhere in my top 10-20 best games of all time. This new PC port fires on all cylinders and elevates this already great game to further greatness. I experienced no issues with my entire playthrough, the game never crashed, I did not find any bugs or glitches, and the performance was always exactly what I expected out of the systems I played on. I cannot recommend both the game and the PC port highly enough.
  11. Jan 12, 2022
    100
    God of War is a masterpiece of storytelling, action and visual art style. Now that it is empowered by modern graphic cards (with fully customizable settings) for the joy of all PC users, there is literally no excuse not to play this title.
  12. Jan 12, 2022
    100
    They say good things come to those who wait, and in this case it rings true for PC gamers. This PC port is undoubtedly the best way to experience God of War, boasting improved visuals and additional features such as ultra-wide support and NVIDIA Reflex for reduced latency. Ultimately, this is a brilliant port of a phenomenal game, instantly making it a must-have for any PC gamer seeking out an engaging adventure full of intense combat and thoughtful puzzles.
  13. Jan 12, 2022
    100
    God of War PC is, simply put, a brilliant port of one of the best games ever to grace PlayStation consoles.
  14. Jan 12, 2022
    100
    God of War was the best game of the previous generation and now it’s available on the PC with little enhancements, but none of them is needed. This is a good PC port with no issues and a wide variety of graphical choices. With the inclusion of Nvidia DLSS, you will not be sacrificing visual fidelity for the framerate and vice versa. God of War is a game that will always have my recommendation on any gaming device it’s available on.
  15. Jan 12, 2022
    100
    God of War’s PC port is a must-have for fans of games with seamless combat and gorgeous graphics.
  16. Jan 12, 2022
    100
    God of War on PC is the definitive way to play an absolutely essential game. It’s never looked better, bringing into sharp relief an art style that’s colourful, brutal and incredibly inventive with practically faultless performance, even on a machine that isn’t at the absolute bleeding edge of PC technology.
  17. Jan 12, 2022
    100
    You already know God of War is hailed as a masterpiece, with top-shelf acting and writing, next-level art direction, and varied and satisfying combat. A question emerges of any console to PC port: Is it faithful to the platform? That answer is a resounding yes.
  18. Jan 13, 2022
    97
    With the exception of some moments in which textures and flickering betray that this is a last-gen game, the PC version of God of War runs with excellent fluidity. Whether you are a lover of the original series or a new god of war, it does not matter: give this game a chance and you will not regret it.
  19. Jan 12, 2022
    97
    In terms of graphics and controls, the PC version of God of War is perfectly built for PC. If you have always been interested in the God of War franchise but unable to play it due to game console exclusiveness, now is your perfect chance to experience the greatness of God of War. Before release of God of War: Ragnarok, experiencing the next-gen God of War will be a good choice for the die-hard fans of this franchise.
  20. Jan 16, 2022
    95
    There is nothing to complain about, the port of God of War is done in the rules, it's beautiful, it runs well, all the options and features expected are there. We can be happy to finally have one of the best games of these last years available on PC. God of War is an excellent and satisfying violent romp, with a healthy dose of exploration and nice dialogues to go with it. The recipe is successful, and it is now available on the best platform.
  21. Areajugones
    Jan 13, 2022
    95
    This is the second time I've finished it and I've enjoyed it like a child, if you haven't played it before or even thought about it, run and enjoy it.
  22. Jan 12, 2022
    95
    One of the best games of recent years gets even better, courtesy of a superb port and content that has withstood the march of time with aplomb.
  23. Jan 12, 2022
    95
    God of War remains an utterly brilliant action-adventure, where the former is as good as the latter. The bond between Kratos and Atreus is wonderfully handled, nuanced, funny, and heartfelt. A sentiment that speaks to the overall narrative, an engaging slice of Nordic mythology that also paves the way for the sequel - God of War: Ragnarok - due later this year on PS5. Really though, all you need to know is that one of the best games of the last decade is now available on PC.
  24. Jan 12, 2022
    95
    God of War was a big deal when it hit PS4 in 2018, and it still is in 2022 when it hits the PC.
  25. Jan 12, 2022
    95
    If you don’t own any PlayStation consoles and this is your first chance to play God of War, then this is your call to action. It’s worth it: there’s a reason everyone was obsessed with this game. God of War lives up to the hype, and it hasn’t aged since its release. All the reasons God of War was so good the first time around haven’t gone anywhere. I’m glad Sony Santa Monica released God of War on PC. The more people who can play God of War, the better.
  26. Jan 12, 2022
    95
    God of War lands on PC with a great port, very smooth, with improved graphics and a good chunk of visual settings that helps to elevate even more the myth of this great, although imperfect, adventure: it doesn't take advantage of all the PC brute force (there is no ray tracing) and mice and keyboard control isn't very enjoyable (at least for us).
  27. The PC version of God of War makes an already legendary game even better with widescreen support, better visuals and performance.
  28. Jan 12, 2022
    94
    Quotation forthcoming.
  29. Jan 12, 2022
    93
    God of War is even better than it was in 2018 thanks to the power of the PC. With an uncapped framerate, native 4K and Ultra-Wide Screen support the game looks amazing and plays even better. If you're new to the series, this is the place to start.
  30. Jan 12, 2022
    92
    Quotation forthcoming.
  31. Jan 20, 2022
    90
    The first God of War game has officially arrived on PC in all its glory. New graphics settings make this three-year-old game still beautiful, and the action can stand side by side with games in today's market. Whether you are an old fan, or have never played a God of War game before, this version is the perfect package for all types of gamers.
  32. Jan 14, 2022
    90
    God of War on PC is even better than before: Great graphics, a rich narrative and fantastic combat make it an experience you cannot miss.
  33. Jan 14, 2022
    90
    Nothing has changed. The game is mostly the same: Kratos is still playing the "father simulator" and God of War is still a wonderful game that, at the time, offered an aesthetic experience hard to match up. However, nothing that existed in 2018 can be assumed as the reality that we live in the present day, the fateful AP (After Pandemic) World. What really changed is, undoubtedly, the way we see it... Ah, of course! Also the platform.
  34. Jan 14, 2022
    90
    A great game, and a really good port. Rejoice, PC gamers, because you can now play one of the best games of previous generation (and according to some, ever) on your fancy, high-speed drives. 2022 couldn't have started better for you.
  35. Jan 14, 2022
    90
    The game runs better than on any other platform and is decked out with all the settings imaginable with bonus content to boot. Replaying through the grand adventure that is Kratos and Atreus’ story was also a delight. So if you’re a hardcore fan of God of War like I am or have never played the game, then I implore you to do so on PC if possible as its so far the most optimal way to play it.
  36. Jan 13, 2022
    90
    This is simply a phenomenal game, a brilliant ballet of flawless design and gripping gameplay. The PC port has its flaws even though it’s by no means a catastrophe. Let’s hope repairs are on the way.
  37. Jan 13, 2022
    90
    Despite some inconsistent performance, this is still the ultimate way to play one of last-gen's best games.
  38. Jan 12, 2022
    90
    I still can't believe I just played God of War 2018 on my PC. Not only that, it's a great port, with excellent performance, features like DLSS and FidelityFX and compatibility with a wide arrange of controllers. What a time to be a gamer.
  39. Jan 12, 2022
    90
    The parts that comprise God of War may not all be equally well-crafted, but they build a great cohesive experience and a noteworthy PC port. The soundtrack, visuals, story, combat, and the world come together so well that it amounts to something greater than the sum of its parts, and that is still true on PC almost four years removed from its original release on a last-gen console. That's all you need to know, so go and finally experience this gem for yourself.
  40. Jan 12, 2022
    90
    The Phantom of Sparta makes its debut on PC with a port of remarkable workmanship, which inherits all the merits of the Santa Monica Studio masterpiece and enhances them thanks to the merits of a technical sector of exquisite workmanship.
  41. Jan 12, 2022
    90
    The PC version of God of War is simply the best way to play this marvelous action made in Santa Monica Studios. We'd like to have a bunch of additional graphic options but the full support of DLSS and FSRR are more than enough to justify a new run with this game also if you played it on PS4/PS5.
  42. Jan 12, 2022
    90
    Kratos looks better than ever in this welcome PC port of one of the best action adventures of the outgoing generation.
  43. Jan 12, 2022
    90
    God of War isn't drastically different on PC when compared to the PS4 version that launched back in 2018, but its little improvements are definitely nice ones, making this a solid PC port overall. There isn't reason enough here to buy a second copy of the game if you've already played, necessarily, but the PC version is a great reason to check out God of War for the first time for anybody who hasn't had a chance to experience it. God of War remains an excellent, gorgeous, affecting action game, and with the port to PC, it gets a handful of nice, if somewhat minor, improvements.
  44. Jan 12, 2022
    90
    Big, brash, and surprisingly poignant, God of War arrives on PC in fine shape. Don't pass up this chance to play a console classic.
  45. Jan 12, 2022
    90
    God of War on PC does have a few strange issues, but it is the best way to play the game if your PC is powerful enough. DLSS does a great job at reducing the load, but if you want an increase in quality over the PS5 version you will need a rig capable of handling it.
  46. Jan 12, 2022
    90
    The best game on PS4 is now one of the best games on PC.
  47. 90
    Whether you're revisiting the frozen Norse realm or diving into Kratos and Atreus' journey for the first time, there's never been a better way to experience this epic tale.
  48. Jan 17, 2022
    85
    It’s nice to be able to play God of War on PC. Being able to push this game to its limits is awesome, and it makes the world and its inhabitants feel a lot more natural and fluid. It may not be perfect, but I would gladly argue that this is the best way to experience God of War.
  49. Jan 12, 2022
    85
    It may not be as impressive as it once was, but God of War is still a great adventure today with focus on human drama to go alongside its culture rich nature to give it just that extra special feel and meaning. This version is one of the better PC conversions that I had the pleasure to try lately and it surpasses the original in visual fidelity -although slightly - and performance to offer the ultimate experience of this classic journey.
  50. Jan 12, 2022
    85
    God of War is a narrative gem. What it lacks in pacing and agency, it more than triumphs in writing, acting, and directing.
  51. Jan 14, 2022
    80
    If you always wanted to play God of War, but never owned a PS, this is the perfect moment to try this legend on PC. The port is solid, and technical shortcomings aren't serious enough to prevent you from having fun with this phenomenal slasher. If you know GoW from PS4, you probably want to ignore this release - there's nothing new compared to the original.
  52. Jan 12, 2022
    80
    God of War still holds up brilliantly, and this PC version adds the bells and whistles to rival even the latest and greatest in PC gaming. Strap yourself in and enjoy one of the best third-person action games of the PS4 generation.
  53. Jan 12, 2022
    80
    Kratos, the god slayer, gets a new look, fresh tools, and a Norse pantheon to cut down in this dramatic, exciting shake-up of the classic God of War franchise.
  54. Jan 12, 2022
    80
    God of War is a great port of one of the PlayStation 4's biggest games. PC gamers have all of the graphics options they could really want, and the game's origins mean that even fairly modest gaming PCs can push for high frame rates and resolutions. If you've not already played the game on PlayStation, this is a great chance to catch up ahead of Ragnarok's highly anticipated release.
  55. Jan 12, 2022
    70
    Overall, God of War feels like a game made with a specific audience in mind, and I don’t fall into its parameters. Regardless though, the God of War PC port holds up well, gameplay remains similar, and it can be accessible to people with a variety of rigs. For that reason alone, it may be worth a shot.
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  1. Jan 13, 2022
    I can not find anything to reproach this port of God of War to PC. The masterpiece that was in 2018 is still valid today. The adaptation of its controls to the keyboard and mouse makes you forget the remote control after a few minutes of play. Thanks to the use of NVIDIA DLSS 2.0, those who have compatible cards can enjoy the title at 4K, 60 images per second, HDR and ultra graphics, having a complete next-generation experience. An essential in any PC library. [Recommended]
  2. Jan 12, 2022
    As far as the above-and-beyond touches I generally expect from PC gaming, at least, the combined teams of Sony Santa Monica and Jetpack Interactive appear to have gotten this port right.
  3. Jan 12, 2022
    Unless there are some inherent issues with certain types of machines, God of War is an easy recommendation if you're looking to get in for the first time on PC.
  4. Jan 12, 2022
    Being able to finally play God of War on PC is mighty, but select choices make it seem like Kratos is begrudgingly lent. Technically speaking, the port is quite successful, but it won't do anything more than what is strictly necessary. Today's PCs can do so much more - think of a generous photo mode or broader control options - but apart from a few visual adjustments, a lot of potential for an exemplary port is eluded.
  5. Jan 12, 2022
    God of War on PC is more than just a great visual upgrade for an already stunning game. It’s the best version of one of the best games ever made, perfect for replays and first run-throughs alike. [Recommended]
  6. God Of War feels like a game crafted from the ground up by a team of many people all pulling towards the same thing: to make you feel emotions about these two boys. But also, to really enjoy it. [RPS Bestest Bests]
  7. Jan 12, 2022
    God of War already played well and looked great on the PS4, and as expected it’s even better when unleashed on PC.
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 275 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 19 out of 275
  1. Jan 15, 2022
    10
    This game is easily one of the best videogame experiences any player could playthrough, especially if you've played the older games on theThis game is easily one of the best videogame experiences any player could playthrough, especially if you've played the older games on the franchise. It is a truly well-crafted story with, in my most sincere opinion, the most satisfying and fluid gameplay in any videogame that i've ever played. I'm not gonna go too deep into what makes this game great or any spoilers that shows you why this is a masterpiece of a storyline.
    If you haven't played this game, i truly recommend you to play through it because i can assure you, if you enjoy an epic storyline with amazing action packed moments whilst also having some slower character developing and emotional moments for you to feel for the characters, then this game is gonna grab you from the get go.
    And if you have played through this one, i also advise you to playthrough the old ones, they're different and more focused on action packed content than an immersive story but they also are really great games in their own with a great story aswell.
    Go ahead, Spartan. May you slay your enemies with discipline.
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  2. Jan 15, 2022
    10
    Perfect game, perfect port! It will be nice to see new comers can experience this amazing game.Enjoy!
  3. Jan 15, 2022
    10
    Loved this game, I played this piece of art long ago and said "wow amazing" now I properly say "wow amazing" again