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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 25, 2020
    10
    The best game of this generation, a very well-written and intriguing story, with great pacing of sequences and events, coupled withThe best game of this generation, a very well-written and intriguing story, with great pacing of sequences and events, coupled with astonishing graphics and visuals.
    The third-person perspective was a great decision to make for this masterpiece; because it helped making you feel like you are exploring the world and environment.
    Can't wait for the sequel.
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  2. Dec 5, 2018
    10
    In my eyes this is top 5 games of all time. Father & son journey heavily inspired by McCarthy's The Road, story driven action game with greatIn my eyes this is top 5 games of all time. Father & son journey heavily inspired by McCarthy's The Road, story driven action game with great (just enough) RPG elements in it with TONS of moments of absolute AWE, emotional roller coasters, tension buildups and much much more. Marvelous, unforgettable and irreplaceable experience, recommend this to everyone you know, just to make sure they don't miss out on this masterpiece. 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 16, 2018
    10
    There is nothing more to say he, that wasn't said before, A Masterpiece of storytelling and memorable characters.
  5. Nov 12, 2018
    10
    The best game and most fun gameplay i have seen in a while. Everything is fun: the story is awesome, graphics are super and gameplay feels soThe best game and most fun gameplay i have seen in a while. Everything is fun: the story is awesome, graphics are super and gameplay feels so good. This game deserves game of the year. Only 1 thing i don't like: a Throphie that you have to kill all the Crows. That was the reason why i didnt get Platinum, otherwise i would! Expand
  6. May 3, 2018
    10
    This game is a total work of art, I think both visual and as a gameplay, is a piece of art and a great relic, every second in this game IThis game is a total work of art, I think both visual and as a gameplay, is a piece of art and a great relic, every second in this game I consider it magical, this game has no comparisons, and is not just for being fan of the saga, what I like the most is the development between characters, especially between the two protagonists, between father and son and the maturation of their relationship. Expand
  7. Apr 28, 2021
    0
    This game is absolutely fantastic ,Kratos came with the new powers and with more skills to fight, well if i talk about god of war II which IThis game is absolutely fantastic ,Kratos came with the new powers and with more skills to fight, well if i talk about god of war II which I used to play was nice in every thing the graphics were awesome, but there in this game god of war 2018 graphics are incredible and beautiful, Kratos got the right way to show his anger ,as a huge fan of this game all i wanna say that the story of this game is better than every game, the weapons are more powerful and upgraded, his new beard and matured look give a perfect glimpse of angry man, in this new game Kratos came with his son on the same adventure, if I talk about controlling and navigations of this game ,they are very exact and fast, l liked this game and want to cross all the levels.

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