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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. Nov 29, 2018
    10
    Visuals: 9.5/10
    Audio and Sound design: 10/10
    Game-Play: 9.5/10 Story: 10/10 Replay Value: 9.5/10 Overall Score: 9.7/10 God of War
    Visuals: 9.5/10
    Audio and Sound design: 10/10
    Game-Play: 9.5/10
    Story: 10/10
    Replay Value: 9.5/10

    Overall Score: 9.7/10

    God of War is one of the greatest games period. The bombastic soundtrack and the rich lore and world with many things to do still isn't the best part. The fluid and in depth combat which almost never feels repetitive, and the engaging narrative filled with twists and turns, emotional moments, and crazy over the top action. This game is a true Masterpiece.

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  2. Jul 22, 2019
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Me encantó, totalmente no esperaba ver más acerca de Kratos y este nuevo comienzo sienta las bases para un gran futuro, agradezco a Cory barlog por volver a Santa Mónica studios no pondría a nadie más en su lugar, a decir verdad me drogue la mayor parte del juego pero estoy siendo totalmente objetivo.
    Mi única queja al respecto es que no se explora nada después del final de GoW 3 ya que a mí me interesaba saber cómo es que Kratos sobrevivía y cómo fue que consiguió las espadas del caos siendo que llevaban años sin aparecer les agradezco de verdad a todos los involucrados conozco está franquicia desde pequeño y me entusiasma saber que tendremos más en algunos años...
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  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. Nov 6, 2018
    10
    God of war is right now the king of graphics game play story and characters for the single player experiences
  5. Apr 23, 2018
    10
    God of War is nothing short of a masterpiece when it comes to video games. Everything in this game leaves a huge impression on me, thisGod of War is nothing short of a masterpiece when it comes to video games. Everything in this game leaves a huge impression on me, this includes, game play, writing, graphics, story, character progression and everything else on the table.

    Kratos makes his return on the ps4 this time; we have not seen him since God of War ascension back in 2013. Set in the Norse mythology instead of Greek mythology, with the past catching up to Kratos just as his wife has passed away and his son still at a young age. He decides it is time for his son to learn how to survive in his brutal world. Filled with monsters, giants, ogres and trolls, while Kratos is stern with his son he is also sensitive to him as well almost giving him a human side to him instead of making him the one-dimensional character we have seen over the past decade. The way these two characters interact with each other is incredible the only thing I can compare it to is The Last of Us. Kratos acts like a tough father but when it comes to certain things in the story, you can see the emotion in his eyes and hear it in his voice, which is something we rarely see in the world of video games especially in God of War games. With Atreus, he has the accurate traits of a child his age asking questions about the world, questioning the love of his father and a bit of attitude when it comes to certain subjects in the story. These are the human traits, that we want to see more often in video games.

    The combat does a 180-degree turn when you compare the combat systems of the older games to the new one. In the new game, you are carrying an axe that just destroys anything its blade touches. As you progress through the game, you will get experience points so that you can unlock new moves with the axe, and as you level up you need to collect certain resources either in chests or off dead enemies, to upgrade your weapon to the next level. Progressing through the game, you run in to a blacksmith named Brok and his brother who can help you make things, like chest & wrist armor for you and Atreus but once again, to upgrade them you have to have certain resources and enough silver.

    The world in God of War is open but it is not open at the same time. I know what you are thinking how does this work? you can be in a area that is quite open and has many different paths, but it all leads to somewhere whether it be a chest, a mini boss fight to get an element for a piece of gear, or upgrade it, it all leads somewhere.

    Everything that happens in God of War left me wanting more of the series, some moments left me speechless, sad, and angry and in some cases even happy. I have only played one game like this in my entire life, The Last of Us and God of War is no exception of how spectacular it is. This so far is my game of the year so far.

    God of War 10/10 a Perfect Score

    Good job Sony Santa Monica and Playstation.
    Reviewed by ICE at Gamers of the Round Table.
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  6. Apr 20, 2018
    10
    I can honestly say this is one of the best games I have ever played.The experience will live on in my heart until it becomes nostalgic. AnyI can honestly say this is one of the best games I have ever played.The experience will live on in my heart until it becomes nostalgic. Any trailer or gameplay video does not do this game justice. Expand
  7. Nov 12, 2019
    0
    Trama avvincente, grafica mozzafiato e gameplay meraviglioso. Davvero la grafica è sbalorditiva così come la trama che si fa seguire conTrama avvincente, grafica mozzafiato e gameplay meraviglioso. Davvero la grafica è sbalorditiva così come la trama che si fa seguire con interesse e curiosità. Il gameplay offre soddisfazione ed il combat sistem (combinato con Atreus) è così variegato e pieno di mosse da eseguire che si fa fatica a ricordarle tutte. L'unica pecca, secondo me, è che dal 70% del gioco in poi i miniboss diventano ripetitivi, solo in questo si poteva far meglio. Capolavoro Expand

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