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Genre: Adventure, Hack and slash/Beat 'em up

Platforms: PlayStation 4, PC (Microsoft Windows)

Versions: See 5 more versions of this game

God of War is the sequel to God of War III as well as a continuation of the canon God of War chronology. Unlike previous installments, this game focuses on Norse mythology and follows an older and more seasoned Kratos and his son Atreus in the years since the third game. It is in this harsh, unforgiving world that he must fight to survive… and teach his son to do the same.


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mrverdesmith
51 reviews

Fair 70%

Im in the middle of this game and loving it and cant wait to 100% it
JustLukas
259 reviews

Alright 80%

It is hard to describe this game and fit it into a specific genre. It has elements of many, however, the main story is quite linear, which makes it very similar to other story-driven games. You have a world to explore, but it is not "open" in a traditional sense of the word, but you have typical RPG elements (map, skills, armor, weapons...). I don't think this style has ever been done before, which is quite unique. The story is phenomenal, keeps ... Read More

Positive points
Story, characters, surprises
RPG elements
Unique open world
Range of difficulty settings
Negative points
Takes a while to make you interested (Alfheim)
Range of enemy types
Some puzzles
darmait
1 reviews

Fair 70%

Premise: this is the first GoW game i ever played. (Spoilers) - PS5 Gameplay: - Combat is very repetitive and doesn't offer too much of a challenge unless you fight the Valkyries. - The skill tree is a bit useless - The learning curve is very good - Don't dislike the gear improvement system even if it is a bit basic - Side stories are pretty basic Audio and Visuals: great sound and effect. Top visuals Story & Setting: - Worldbuilding and l... Read More

Positive points
- Top Visuals
- Good Story and setting
Negative points
- Very stiff gameplay that doesn't allow for different playstyles
- Enemies are mostly the same across multiple worlds and environments
- A bit overhyped
fredcasden
2 reviews

Good 90%

Prior to 2021 I've never played any game in the God of War series, so this being my first game meant I was going into it with very little knowledge of the franchise. Thankfully, God of War does provide a nice learning curve as you progress through the main story, with a nice scaling difficulty based on what skills you are learned so that if you only stick to the narrative path, you won't be too over whelmed. Of course going off and exploring is a... Read More

Positive points
Perfect learning curve
Gorgeous to look at & listen too
Negative points
Slightly hindered by the design of the PS4 Controller
smk_34
4 reviews

Good 90%

It's an incredible game, from fighting to the graphics, sound track, the story is ok.
Kratos-Atreus dynamic is very interesting to see them side by side and the big reveal at the end just gives you the hype for Ragnarok.
I noticed some fps drops and a little glitches, maybe it's a issue of PS4.

Positive points
graphics
sound track
Kratos-Atreus dynamic
Boss Fights
Characters
Negative points
The story could be a little more exciting
Sometimes you get a little confused with what is going on and your way to the objective.
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Storyline

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.