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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. Mixed: 0 out of 118
  2. Negative: 0 out of 118
  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. Apr 22, 2018
    10
    Best looking game of the generation. Not only is the graphics great but the game itself feels fantastic. Getting those combo's in brings a bigBest looking game of the generation. Not only is the graphics great but the game itself feels fantastic. Getting those combo's in brings a big smile on my face. The new camera angle also works fantastic showing of how big and powerful Kratos really is.

    Over all fantastic game with fantastic game play elements. Has set the BAR very high for other single player studios.

    God of war will be GOTY!
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  2. Jan 13, 2019
    10
    Я никогда не был фанатом серии God of War, но после этой игры стал. Она показывает пример всей индустрии как создавать по-настоящемуЯ никогда не был фанатом серии God of War, но после этой игры стал. Она показывает пример всей индустрии как создавать по-настоящему качественные игры. Это шедевр во всех отношениях. Expand
  3. 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
  4. Apr 23, 2018
    10
    A Masterpiece Game ever made,

    it is obvious that all those reviews of 0 without arguments are frustrated fans of xbox sent by microsoft to
    A Masterpiece Game ever made,

    it is obvious that all those reviews of 0 without arguments are frustrated fans of xbox sent by microsoft to affect a score that will not go below 9.
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  5. Apr 30, 2018
    10
    Yet again Sony proved they are pioneer in console gaming with exclusive games for PS4...Now they have set a new bench mark for them-self forYet again Sony proved they are pioneer in console gaming with exclusive games for PS4...Now they have set a new bench mark for them-self for upcoming year with this new game “God of War”. It is not a game....it was a true journey experience!!!!
    Graphics - 10/10
    Story - 10/10
    Game play - 10/10
    Fighting Mechanics- 10/10
    Music - 10/10
    Overall - 100/100
    Final verdict - Must have for PS4 Consoles
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  6. Apr 30, 2018
    10
    Where do I start? Well... I've been playing some fortnite here and there, basically a multitude of online multiplayer games. But you can onlyWhere do I start? Well... I've been playing some fortnite here and there, basically a multitude of online multiplayer games. But you can only play so much online multiplayer to the point that it gets real boring. And as it seemed with online battle royale being such a huge focus this year, people started ruling out single player campaign games. However, this game brought back what it meant to play a single player game, and has given me the understanding of what Sony wants to bring to the table for campaign only titles. And man is it going to be one hell of a ride!

    Ok with that out of the way, I haven't played a REAL video game in such a long time! The story is so well written, the gameplay is fluent and exciting, and all together its a masterpiece. Granted everything has its flaws, but when you play a game like this, where the characters can actually grab your heart and have you care for them and their actions, then flaws just fly out the window. My god, a wonderful game and a must play.

    For the first time, in a long time, spending full price on a game gave me an amazing experience from the start of this game to its wonderful end.
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  7. Jan 13, 2019
    0
    boring. 1 tedious battle after another, with a few predictable puzzles thrown in. a friend lent it to me for the weekend, took it back onboring. 1 tedious battle after another, with a few predictable puzzles thrown in. a friend lent it to me for the weekend, took it back on saturday morning. if you are into borning crap, this is for you. Expand

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