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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 27, 2020
    10
    Best game of the entire generation...nothing else to say! But that they refreshed the GOW formula and make it even better it's just a feat by itself.
  2. 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
  3. Feb 23, 2022
    10
    Amazing just amazing. Gameplay is amazing with very awesome graphics. Really a master piece
  4. Apr 29, 2018
    10
    Excellent story, graphic, excellent game!.

    Świetna fabuła, grafika, świetna gra, nowy poziom narracji, mistrzowski poziom.
  5. Apr 23, 2018
    10
    XBOX main gamer here... Have a PS4 just for games like this. What an absolute masterpiece. 1,000/100.
  6. May 24, 2018
    9
    Completion: Finished game and all side-quests on hard mode.

    Pros: - Some of the best graphics on the PS4 right now, only falling short of
    Completion: Finished game and all side-quests on hard mode.

    Pros:
    - Some of the best graphics on the PS4 right now, only falling short of Uncharted 4. The varied vistas are breathtaking, the character/enemy designs are inspired, and the detail in every corner of the game is very much impressive. This visual fidelity extends both to spectacle and subtlety - with the graphics enhancing every aspect of the game from the intensity of battle to the characters' emotional ranges.
    - One of the best written and voice acted games in existence. Combined with the unique camera work and stellar direction, God of War comfortably rests in the highest possible echelons of cinematic storytelling in video games along with The Last of Us and Uncharted 4.
    - Engrossing take on Norse mythology as well as the God of War mythos. The story is more than strong enough to keep you engaged and I would guess that it will likely be the primary impetus for most people that play this game. Although there are issues with a few of the character arcs, God of War manages to overall maintain a consistently stellar level of quality throughout its plot, characters, and writing.
    - The Leviathan Axe is a highly versatile weapon due to its melee and ranged capabilities and the game very much pushes you to utilize its full capabilities at the higher difficulty sessions. In particular, the Mjolnir-like weapon recall system remains fun throughout the entire ~35 hour journey.
    - The visual and audio effects very much sell the impact and weightiness of the attacks in this game - making the combat feel much more visceral and satisfying.

    Cons:
    - XP and gold start to feel useless in the last ~25% of the game - which makes progression feel static in the post game. Enchantments do not have much tangible effect on overall gameplay besides from pure numbers and it's thus disappointing that this is the only part of your kit worth adjusting in the later sections of this title.
    - Repetitiveness is definitely an issue here when it comes to the gameplay. Although the game does have a wealth of interesting ideas, the low number of enemy types (or at least the ways in which you combat them) and dearth of unique boss encounters can start to make the combat arenas tiring. Furthermore, the long distances between objectives and the relatively slow travel speed of Kratos can make the game feel frustratingly draggy at times.
    - The climbing in this game is perhaps the worse I have seen in a AAA title. There is absolutely no freedom or player agency in these sections, even compared to games such as Uncharted or Tomb Raider. The sluggishness of Kratos's movements and the linearity at which you move through these areas makes it a complete bore.
    - The camera is great from a storytelling perspective, but it unnecessarily forces the gameplay to suffer. Although the designers ended up mostly succeeding in making the close camera work, I can't help but feel as if a more traditional fixed/controllable camera would have helped the fluidity of combat. Kratos should not feel so vulnerable - he should feel like a god.

    Final Word:
    Production and direction are at the zenith in this game in a fashion that is rarely seen. God of War is undoubtedly on top of the world right now and that is due to the massive budget and care that was clearly imbued into every aspect of the game's presentation. However, repetitiveness in several aspects of the gameplay as well as mechanical sacrifices made for the storytelling and atmosphere mar an otherwise flawless experience.

    True Score:
    8.9
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