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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 26, 2020
    10
    the game is nice, the puzzles are nice, the change of atreus is surprised, the game is good
  2. Nov 16, 2018
    10
    no doubt this game is a masterpiece
    + amazing story and norse mythology
    + combat + graphic and animations + voice acting (Christopher
    no doubt this game is a masterpiece
    + amazing story and norse mythology
    + combat
    + graphic and animations
    + voice acting (Christopher Judge FTW man you are the best).
    + tons of hidden secrets and things to collect
    + epic af
    + soundtrack
    - jumping could have been done better but maybe next time
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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 18, 2018
    10
    The love and hard work put into this game is unparalleled to everything done in this generation so far God of War puts on shame to all theThe love and hard work put into this game is unparalleled to everything done in this generation so far God of War puts on shame to all the gaming industry as the true game of the generation Expand
  5. Nov 5, 2018
    10
    The evolution of the God of war saga is the best example of how companies should make and change their games today
  6. May 3, 2018
    10
    It is a really amazing game. After completing the game, it would be better to go back to YouTube videos explaining a few things about NorseIt is a really amazing game. After completing the game, it would be better to go back to YouTube videos explaining a few things about Norse mythology. I found it very helpful, as I first chose to complete the story missions before starting with side quests (favours). All in all, it is beautifully designed game and i enjoyed playing it a lot !! Expand
  7. May 21, 2021
    0
    Para mi un peli-juego, totalmente despaprovechado. Muchos trucos para no mostrar total fotorealismo en los escenarios.

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