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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. Dec 31, 2018
    10
    Absolutely magnificent game. Great story, amazing graphics, wonderful gameplay.
  2. Aug 5, 2019
    10
    The best game ever made. Explores so many new directions for the character, the best combat yet by far. The presentation is truly jawThe best game ever made. Explores so many new directions for the character, the best combat yet by far. The presentation is truly jaw dropping, the best graphics, an amazing soundtrack, amazing voice acting, a camera that never cuts, everthing is truly superb. Only downside? The troll boss fights get a bit bland/repetitie, That's it! No scummy tactics like microtransactions or loot boxes just an amazing experience where the game speaks for itself, 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. Dec 1, 2018
    10
    If someone gives this game a 7 or 9 obviously they didn't play the game and just are haters this is the game of the generation and the bestIf someone gives this game a 7 or 9 obviously they didn't play the game and just are haters this is the game of the generation and the best game ever made Expand
  5. Apr 23, 2018
    10
    Deserves Game of the year, if you played it, you will understand why. A lot of hate is from false reviews and people who never played theDeserves Game of the year, if you played it, you will understand why. A lot of hate is from false reviews and people who never played the game. This isn't about a console wars but the artistry and movement of the gaming industry as a whole. I wish the game can be enjoyed on all system but since it's a 1st party software. You will have to get a PS4. Expand
  6. Apr 20, 2018
    10
    Simply put, that is how you make an action/story driven game. Kudos to the team responsible for this masterpiece!
  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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