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

Platforms: PlayStation 4

Versions: See 5 more versions of this game

"It is a new beginning for Kratos. Living as a man, outside the shadow of the gods, he seeks solitude in the unfamiliar lands of Norse mythology. With new purpose and his son at his side, Kratos must fight for survival as powerful forces threaten to disrupt the new life he has created..."


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Average 60%

This game is way overhyped in my opinion. The story isn't particularly interesting and Atreus (the child) is one of the most annoying characters I've ever come across in a game. To expand on this the story feels like a series of lame cliches playing on Kratos' troubled past combined with a boring story of trying to be a good dad. The combat is generally pretty fun, but by the end of the game I was really tired of it and most fights just felt like... Read More

Positive points
Quality graphics
Cool cinematic scenes
Negative points
Atreus is annoying
Story is boring and cliche
Enemies are mostly the same
Puzzles and combat feel like a chore

Great 100%

The defining game of the generation. Brilliant story, amazing gameplay and beautiful lore.

Positive points
All of it
Negative points
None

I fancy myself a gamer who likes a challenge so diligently picked "Give me a challenge" and headed out into the world. Initially there was very little storyline and I guess that's OK, I had a simple mission to achieve so off I went. The game felt great as I got to grips with my weaponry; slashing, throwing, rolling and dodging through an increasing level of enemy difficulty. The game does well to slowly introduce you to different challenges so y... Read More

Positive points
Theme, visuals and sound is exceptional
Some epic concepts and ideas
Negative points
Enemies and encounters don't scale well with your characters progression past the introduction Meaningless trinkets and collectibles makes the completionist in me lose momentum in the more enjoyable a... Read More

Good 90%

At first i was let down by the new path God of War is going but within a few hours i taken a liking to it. The further i got i really loved it and at the end it is one of my favorites in recent years. The more slow paced story driven RGP compared to the action packed hack&slash (which i also loved) had turned out really good. Compared to alot of RPG's they created almost everything with intend and with good quality. Not all side quests wher... Read More

Positive points
World, combat system, old kratos and his son Atreus, Graphics
Negative points
More and better sidequests, abrupt ending

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
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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.