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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. Jul 14, 2018
    10
    A masterpiece of a game. Well acted, great story, well linear progression, amazing background, fun, good mechanics and well-incorporatedA masterpiece of a game. Well acted, great story, well linear progression, amazing background, fun, good mechanics and well-incorporated themes. Its amazing how far the series has transformed and this game had the audacity to keep some secrets (both mechanic and storywise) that keeps the player on the edge. As a player that has played two of the previous installments, its great this game honor its roots when a key mechanic is introduced midway through the game. This is what a great game looks and feels like. Expand
  2. Aug 27, 2018
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Gracias por poner las espadas del caos dentro del juego sin duda es la mejor parte espero que para el siguiente título tenga se pueda ver algo mas de los Dioses griegos en la historia 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. May 4, 2018
    10
    Hi fellas, my real score is 9.5 I will you why later.

    To start I have to apologize to each and everyone of you my english is not A1 its not
    Hi fellas, my real score is 9.5 I will you why later.

    To start I have to apologize to each and everyone of you my english is not A1 its not my primary language sorry for this but I think you wiol be able to understand me perfectly just not with the best grammar lol

    Well this game is just a plain masterpiece second best sony exclusive of all time behing the last of us.

    This game has so far the best combat system mecanics of all time and I will explain you why. Its so far the best thing in the game but you have to play it at the highest difficulty to be able to get the best experience the game can offer you. It forces you to use EVERYTHING you got cuz the ennemy are brutal intelligent and powerful they wont leave you a chance and each hit can be really bad for you they always on you so you have to dodge and block in the right moment to disturb them roll behind on the right on the left back off and come back with runes attack to interrupt sometimes their attacks or just running to them jump in the air with r2 to put a powerful axe attack that can damage them. Watch your back someones coming use your shield to block it and get out of there fast and come back with a good combo. Its just a minus example of what combat in this game look like a minus... The fluidity of the combat are more advanced than any melee game in the moment when you hit you can feel each attack the controller vibrate and sometimes even the screen the developpers wanted you to feel every single attack so that SO satisfying. Majority of the skills combo moves are so great by example one of them you hold r2 and Kratos give his more powerful axe attack but you cant do that when you want you have to be sure the ennemy is stunned or not in the way to attack you cuz sometimes they take 2 second breath but not often in the most highest difficulty you need STRATEGY some attack are good in that moment some other in other moment they made you choose lot if attack depending the moment you face you got so many way to attack that the game could be 100h and it would stay diversified. Another thing you you hit the axe makes a little stop when it land on the target like in real life like that you know you just hit something instead of all the melee game you have the feeling to have not hitting anything sorry I have difficulty to explain this particularly part but I understand myself. Trowing the axes and call it back is so good the controller vibrate again and so the screen to again developpers want you to feel everything thats why that game is so intense and got perfect mecanics who top every other game in the moment. No god of war in the past had things like that combat so sophisticated brutal where you can feel each hit to give you the impression youre in a real fight when a game is such intense like that you know you got a masterpiece. SERIOUSLY i got so many other things to say about those perfecf fighting mecanics but I will never finish so thats it for that aspect....

    Graphic are so beautiful. The world is so huge and got different environnment forest snow lake cavern crystal vulcan and lot of other beautiful things to see. Also its the very first game were the pspro is worth it. You got option for more resolution or more frame rate. I got that same option with horizon and shadow of war but I swear it doesnt make any change but in gow the frame rate option give you so beautiful fluidity im not sure if its 60 but clearly you can see a huge difference finally with the pspro

    Creature are great I still prefer minotaur centaur medusa cyclop but nordic mythology got some bad ass creature and im.especially talking about the huge snake WOW and when he speak is voice is so deep intense or **** I dont know the exact word but anyone who played the game know what im.talking about that was so incredible. You got lot of ennemy A LOT and for each of them you got lot of class so that make the the bestiary very complete. Im.not a fan of yellow blue orange blood but thats ok.

    Rpg skills xp heres the only problem with the game. You gain xp to much easily I will have all my skills before the half game... I would have loved to do two games to unlock all the skills. Your xp can not only unlocking skills but upgrading runes in your weapons. You can also upgrade lot of stat with your armor weapon and all your gear. That statistic upgrading system made me thing old classic like oblivion and diablo 2. So the rpg aspect of the game is another big huge change and improvment from the old games. Its very detailled with A LOT of choice gear runes moves and everything can be upgraded even Atreus and his bow but certainly not as Kratos.

    Open world well no more linear game of course its not open as a witcher or elder scroll game but a lot more open than a god of war or uncharted. You got plenty of side quest or just place to explore someplace youll have to come back cuz enemy are to powerful you go take more xp and come back. I cant write more I got 5000 character
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  5. May 3, 2018
    10
    Without a doubt, this is one of the finest games ever made. Very few games have left me as satisfied and engrossed as this one. It is one ofWithout a doubt, this is one of the finest games ever made. Very few games have left me as satisfied and engrossed as this one. It is one of the greatest games ever made. There is absolutely no doubt about that. Amazing gameplay, excellent writing, beautiful graphics, outstanding voice acting and an interesting, heart-warming story all combine to give you this masterpiece of a game. If you haven't played this yet, you are really missing out an adventure. Expand
  6. May 27, 2018
    10
    An absolute masterpiece in every way.

    This is everything right with gaming. Great story, gameplay and writing. You need to play this
    An absolute masterpiece in every way.

    This is everything right with gaming.

    Great story, gameplay and writing.

    You need to play this right now if you own a ps4
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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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