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God of War

Critics Consensus (Play It)

God of War is a masterpiece with outstanding characters, world, and combat. SIE Santa Monica successfully reimagines Kratos for a new audience while keeping the heart of the series gloriously unaltered.

Game Info

Many years have passed since Kratos, Spartan warrior and former Greek God of War, took his vengeance against the Greek Gods, and he now lives with his young son Atreus in ancient Norway in the realm of Midgard. The game begins after the death of the Jötunn warrior Faye, Kratos’ second wife and Atreus’ mother, whose last request was for her ashes to be spread at the highest speak of the nine realms. Kratos and Atreus prepare a funeral pyre for her, mourn her death and soon go on a hunt as per Kratos’ desire. However much to Kratos’ disappointment, Atreus proves his incompetence and lack of focus, making Kratos reconsider taking Atreus in his journey. Kratos is soon attacked by a mysterious stranger with godlike powers, and who cannot feel anything physically. After seemingly killing him, Kratos reluctantly takes Atreus with him and begins their journey.

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Total Reviews: 140

Game of the Year (2018), Nom: Best Action (2018), Editors' Choice

Platinum TIER

42% of scored reviews gave God of War a perfect score (100/100)

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RATING & REVIEWS

Ratings & Reviews

140

Critic Reviews

95

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CRITIC REVIEWS

All reviews are from professional critics. Learn more about the critics VSG aggregates.

High Score

100%

Median Score

98%

Low Score

75%
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Jonathon Dornbush (IGN)
April 12, 2018
10/10

God of War’s outstanding characters, world, and combat come together to form an unforgettable adventure.

GameCentral (Metro GameCentral)
April 12, 2018
9/10

A top-to-bottom revamp of the whole God Of War franchise that matches thrilling, if slightly shallow, combat and exploration with some impressively trenchant storytelling.

Mike Williams (USgamer)
April 12, 2018
5/5 stars

This is how you do a reboot. After Kratos lost his way, Sony Santa Monica has set the God of War on a new path. A more measure, nuanced character, a great supporting cast, an excellent combat system, and some of the best graphics in the PlayStation 4 game to-date add up to a winner.

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Awards & Recognition

RECOGNITION
Best Action Game

God of War Credits

CREDITS

DIRECTOR(S):

Cory Barlog

PRODUCER(S):

Elizabeth Dahm Wang, Sean Llewellyn, Chad Cox, Eric Fong

DESIGNER(S):

Derek Daniels

PROGRAMMER(S):

Florian Strauss

ARTIST(S):

n/a

WRITER(S):

Matt Sophos, Richard Zangrande Gaubert, Cory Barlog

COMPOSER(S):

Bear McCreary

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