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Description

God of War is a soft reboot of Sony's long-running series of action games. While the originals were set within Greek mythology, the new title takes place after the original games within the world of Norse mythology. Kratos now resides in Midgard along with his son Atreus. After encountering a mysterious stranger covered in tattoos, Kratos and Atreus set out on a long and dangerous journey through the Nine Realms to scatter his dead wife's ashes from atop the highest mountain peak in Midgard.

Unlike the original games, God of War utilizes a freely controllable third-person camera. Kratos now makes use of the Leviathan Axe, which has frost-damaging capabilities to freeze enemies in place, and can be thrown and summoned back to Kratos' hand at will. Kratos also has a shield that can be used to block and parry incoming attacks. Kratos can also use his fists to attack enemies, this can stun enemies and allows Kratos to execute finishing moves. In addition, his son Atreus can fire arrows at enemies and summon animals. Attacking enemies and collecting certain items raises Kratos' rage meter. After it is full, Kratos can use Spartan Rage, which greatly increases his attack power and speed, making him virtually unstoppable for a short time.

In addition to combat, Kratos can also use the axe for puzzle solving, by freezing certain mechanisms in place, or destroying runes to unlock chests.

Exploration and combat yield experience points and silver. Both are used to upgrade Kratos' and Atreus' abilities, granting new combos or increasing attack power. Gear can be purchased and upgraded at shops to grant stat boosts to Kratos in an RPG-like fashion. Gear can also be further enhanced with enchantments.

The game takes place in a semi-linear world that allows for some degree of exploration and backtracking, and offers a number of side actvities and tasks.

Screenshots

God of War PlayStation 4 Animals can sense danger, hence the bridge blockade
God of War PlayStation 4 Atreus can read many inscriptions but some languages he'll have to decipher first
God of War PlayStation 4 Main menu
God of War PlayStation 4 Doing some garden chores for the witch

Promo Images

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Trailer


Alternate Titles

  • "GoW2018" -- Informal abbreviation
  • "ใ‚ดใƒƒใƒ‰ใƒปใ‚ชใƒ–ใƒปใ‚ฆใ‚ฉใƒผ" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

A Generation's Greatest Gaming Moment. John H. (59) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
An amazing adventure that's close to godhood! krisko6 (829) 4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars

Critic Reviews

Giant Bomb Apr 13, 2018 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Jeuxvideo.com Apr 19, 2018 20 out of 20 100
The Game Hoard May 18, 2022 7 out of 7 100
Gameplay (Benelux) Apr 27, 2018 93 out of 100 93
GamePro (Germany) (IDG/Webedia) Apr 12, 2018 93 out of 100 93
Videogameszone Apr 17, 2018 9 out of 10 90
4Players.de Apr 17, 2018 90 out of 100 90
Computer Bild Spiele Apr 20, 2018 1.7 out of 6 86
Gamekult Apr 12, 2018 8 out of 10 80
Niche Gamer May 04, 2018 8 out of 10 80

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Trivia

Awards

  • The Game Awards
    • 2017 โ€“ Most Anticipated Game โ€“ Nominated
    • 2018 โ€“ Game of the Year โ€“ Won
    • 2018 โ€“ Best Game Direction โ€“ Won
    • 2018 โ€“ Best Narrative โ€“ Nominated
    • 2018 โ€“ Best Art Direction โ€“ Nominated
    • 2018 โ€“ Best Score/Music โ€“ Nominated
    • 2018 โ€“ Best Audio Design โ€“ Nominated
    • 2018 โ€“ Best Performance: Christopher Judge as Kratos โ€“ Nominated
    • 2018 โ€“ Best Action/Adventure Game โ€“ Won
  • TechRaptor
    • 2018 โ€“ Best Writing โ€“ 2nd place
    • 2018 โ€“ Best Writing โ€“ Readers' Choice
    • 2018 โ€“ Best Soundtrack โ€“ 3rd place
    • 2018 โ€“ Best Soundtrack โ€“ Readers' Choice
    • 2018 โ€“ Best Visuals โ€“ 3rd place
    • 2018 โ€“ Best Visuals โ€“ Readers' Choice
    • 2018 โ€“ Game of the Year โ€“ 1st place
    • 2018 โ€“ Game of the Year โ€“ Readers' Choice

krisko6 (829) added God of War (PlayStation 4) on Apr 21, 2018
Other platforms contributed by Zaibatsu (18960) and Sciere (792569)
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