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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. Aug 2, 2020
    10
    10 out of 10 ! ! this game is not like any other games, it is unique and spacial and i like to every game lover play it.
  2. Jun 13, 2018
    10
    This game is a master piece! I've enjoyed a lot with this game. I'm so happy :')
  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. Feb 8, 2022
    10
    10/10 masterpiece, one of the best in the industry, top ter combat. Best father story thanks to Kratos's past
  5. Jun 4, 2018
    10
    This game was honestly the best game in a long time, and it is going to be hard to beat, and that is mostly due to such a compelling story.This game was honestly the best game in a long time, and it is going to be hard to beat, and that is mostly due to such a compelling story. But the fighting mechanics were very good; not to simple that it feels repetitive, but not to overly-complex. Also the visuals and scaling of thins is absolutely stunning. I felt it was challenging the entire way through.

    Note: this is very different than the original God of War games. It was taken it a very different direction, but I think it's for the better. Kratos is a way more appealing character, and the fights require a little more strategy than just hack and slash.
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  6. Apr 25, 2018
    10
    There are a lot of reviews out there that explain why this game is a masterpiece and I don't think there's much I can add to that. When I wasThere are a lot of reviews out there that explain why this game is a masterpiece and I don't think there's much I can add to that. When I was little, one of my first AAA video games was Fallout 3 and since then it was my favourite video game of all time. That game brought me childhood memories and the imagination that I had when I played that game when I was little. When big titles such as skyrim, the witcher 3, fallout 4, uncharted 4, last of us, and many other games came out I always hoped that they would be better than my childhood favourite. There was no downside for me to want those games to be good because that would simply give me highest levels of satisfaction from video games which I have witnessed form time to time in many amazing titles but they were never above that bar that fallout 3 set for me personally. God of War surpasses that bar. And that is why I give this game a 10. Such games should be appreciated and GoW deserves all the love it recieved. I only wished that this game would have less negative "0" scores from people that should not be allowed to critique. I read a review stating that GoW is getting a zero in their opinion because it runs at 30 fps. I believe the most correct score for this game would be a 10 and am standing by it. Buy this game. Support single player gaming industry. Support the people that bring back your childhood. Expand
  7. Nov 18, 2021
    0
    It's simply breathtaking!
    All the references to the earlier games, the battle system, THE STORY(!!!), the characters, all you learn about
    It's simply breathtaking!
    All the references to the earlier games, the battle system, THE STORY(!!!), the characters, all you learn about nordic mythology, the RPG-System...
    I could go on for days, simply play it, it's by far the best game I've ever played. really. I really loved the first 3 parts, but this one hit's different
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