Waiting for a 1 hour dissection video on this trailer
At least they announced it. Technically not announced for any system but just it was announced.
I don't think this is coming this generation.
Todd Howard said they were working on games for the "next generation" and then showed Starfield and Elder Scrolls VI.
It’s in Australia too, $80
"European" on the store is basically the pal region isn't it?
You're still better off buying it somewhere else. It's £35 on cd keys and last time you got the extra time when you bought 3rd party anyway (it's worth checking before you buy of course).
You'd be better off waiting for the 1-year subscription deal for €30 and stacking that.
That’s what I call marketing.
Yes,It was an advertisement
Is this an ad or are they just cosplayers ?
Ive watched the entire match. How did i miss that? :(
Awesome cosplay though, for both
The quailty of these exclusives have been insane. We still also have Detroit, Spiderman, Last of Us 2, Death Stranding and Ghost of Tsushima. Sony has been killing it this gen.
When the official motto of the PS4 was unveiled as "for the players", I thought it was just empty PR bullshit. Turns out it was actually meant seriously.
Uh, excuse me, where the hell is Knack?
One day, we will look back to the great PS4 and have nostalgic feelings about it. The PS4-Era is really amazing.
God of War - Review ThreadGame Information
Game Title: God of War
Platforms: PlayStation 4
Developers: SIE Santa Monica Studio
Publishers: Sony Interactive Entertainment
OpenCritic - 95
Credit to OpenCritic for the review thread formatting.Reviews
Areajugones - Juan Linares - Spanish - 9.9 / 10.0
God of War is an excellent game that has evolved and with a great quality in every aspect. The game feels more mature, profound and solid than we have ever seen in the saga. Its gameplay is still dynamic and its story will keep us in the edge of our seats from beginning to end. However, it lacks magic in some moments and has a few repetitive bosses, which does not allow this game to reach the perfect score.
Attack of the Fanboy - William Schwartz - 4.5 / 5 stars
God of War has seen considerable changes from previous games in the series, but they almost all feel like they were for the better.
AusGamers - Steve Farrelly - 9.8 / 10.0
I was always a critic of a Greek god being in an entirely different realm with different rules. I thought for sure the game was just using Kratos and the God of War IP to get it over the marketing line, but I've been proven massively wrong. This is a God of War game, and it's fucking brilliant. It has old-school game-design coupled lovingly alongside a modern storytelling tilt, and it marries the two in a contemporary and meaningful way. And playing on PS4 Pro on a setup like my Samsung QLED 65" Q8C with HDR, it just screams quality. It has old-school game-design coupled lovingly alongside a modern storytelling tilt, and it marries the two in a contemporary and meaningful way. And playing on PS4 Pro on a setup like my Samsung QLED 65" Q8C with HDR, it just screams quality.
CGMagazine - Brendan Frye - 10 / 10.0
God of War is back with one of the most rewarding experiences on the PlayStation 4 to date.
Cheat Code Central - Lucas White - 4.5 / 5.0
God of War feels ambitious in the best kind of way: the messy kind. It's not afraid to get its hands dirty digging at something it thinks is interesting, while knowing it might not find it at that moment. It's fine with not telling you everything, or with dialing back on the usual tropes of loud music, brutal violence, and hamfisted emotional manipulation. Sometimes, God of War just wants you to take some time and think about how you feel, and compare notes with Kratos as he struggles through his trauma to relate to his kid. And sure, sometimes you beat group of monsters to death by juggling them in the air with a magic axe and a pack of wolves made of lightning fired from a bow. It's still a video game about a violent, hulking bald man, but it's thoughtful and, most importantly, genuine.
COGconnected - Patrick Anderson - 95 / 100
Rest assured that another hallmark of the series, visceral combat, is also back and better than ever.
Critical Hit - Alessandro Barbosa - No Verdict
There's much more on the road ahead, and God of War is very good at sinking its hooks in deep from the outset. Its world is one rich with lore that makes up many journal entries and exciting finds, but its story of compassion and family is what's driving Kratos and his son forward. It's a fascinating dynamic to see slowly build, propped up by some clever environmental puzzles and (so far) exhilarating combat. There's a lot more to see here, but God of War makes a powerful first impression.
Destructoid - Chris Carter - 10 / 10.0
God of War is a different game for a new era of the medium. While I'm a sucker for more frantic arcadey action there are plenty of studios left carrying on that legacy. Unless something catastrophic happens to Sony Santa Monica, there's more story to tell, and I hope the exact same team is able to tell it.
Digitally Downloaded - Brad L. - 4.5 / 5 stars
God of War on the PlayStation 4 has taken me completely by surprise. As a game that follows on from the old games, but somehow turns it completely on its head and makes it a world worth investing time into feels almost like a miracle. It is one of those games that takes Norse mythology as a core idea and treats it with respect, while also integrating it seamlessly into the story and making it important to the narrative. I have a newfound interest in learning more about Norse mythology, and it truly makes a game special when it encourages the player to learn more beyond the scope of the game itself.
DualShockers - Giuseppe Nelva - 10 / 10.0
Cory Barlog and his team managed to reinvent the wheel, and while they added more pieces, it rolls smoother than ever before, providing the best God of War experience of the history of the franchise.
Easy Allies - Michael Huber - 10 / 10.0
EGM - Nick Plessas - 9.5 / 10.0
A fascinating story, sublime mechanics, and a beautiful world come together in an experience that is about as confident of a step forward as the God of War series could make.
Eurogamer - Christian Donlan - Recommended
Despite eye-catching changes, the heart of this series remains gloriously unaltered.
Everyeye.it - Francesco Fossetti - Italian - 9.5 / 10.0
God of War has changed. This new Nordic chapter transforms the series into an impressive action/adventure, rediscovering the value of exploration. Yet the soul of God of War is still there: and emerges, in all its imperious power, during the brutal fights and the violent clashes. As the main story progresses and the optional contents unfolds, God of War affirm itself as one of the most dense, surprising and rich adventure of the last three generations.
Gadgets 360 - Rishi Alwani - 10 / 10
All said and done, Kratos' PS4 debut is, if you'd excuse the pun, a god tier affair. Fan boys may deride the lack of spectacle and its nuanced take on a well-loved protagonist may not be for everyone, but its rare to see a reimagining to a series handled as deftly and with such polish and care.
Game Informer - Joe Juba - 9.8 / 10.0
An enthralling experience from beginning to end, with a mixture of great narrative moments and engaging encounters. God of War is a well-paced adventure that knows when to let the action simmer and when to make it boil over
Game Revolution - Jason Faulkner - 5 / 5 stars
The graphics, sound, combat, world, and plot all come together to make an exquisite package that is a prime example of why games are art and God of War is right up there with the best films and novels when it comes to storytelling. If you have a PlayStation 4, you should play God of War. If you don't have one, you should consider getting one to play this game. Read more at http://www.gamerevolution.com/review/381919-god-of-war-review-an-olympian-feat#ovxu44mgz9GifWd0.99
Gameblog - Unknown - French - 10 / 10
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GameMAG - xtr - Russian - 10 / 10
God of War has a great story and sets a new level in almost everything: from epic boss battles to the world building. And if you haven't bought a PlayStation 4 Pro with a 4K TV yet, now it's the right time to do it, if you want to see the peak of what entertainment industry of the 2018 can offer.
GamePro - Ann-Kathrin Kuhls - German - 93 / 100
Successful overhaul: God of War manages balancing modern action rpg features and classic GOW feeling.
Gamersky - 不倒翁蜀黍 - 9.7 / 10.0
God of War is a successful reboot of one of the most brutal hack-and-slash action games, and it's remarkable, fun and still uber-violent. The core gameplay has changed a lot, and Santa Monica did take a risk that won't appeal to some orthodox God of War fans. But all in all it turns out that those new game mechanics are so well-crafted and of course it's a great progress.
GamesBeat - Mike Minotti - 90 / 100
This new God of War takes a lot of risks. It trades blind rage and revenge for a story about a troubled father/son relationship. It ditches fast, combo-based violence for something more methodical. It's a departure from everything that once was God of War.
But almost all of these risks pay off. God of War is an exhilarating, beautiful action game that turns one of PlayStation's biggest icons into a character you can care about.
GameSpot - Peter Brown - 9 / 10
God of War is every bit the over-the-top action game you expect, but it's the story and setting that end up stealing the show.
GamesRadar+ - Leon Hurley - 5 / 5 stars
One of PlayStation's finest moments, Kratos has been reimagined for a new audience while keeping the best bits of what originally made him great.
Gaming Nexus - Randy Kalista - 9.5 / 10.0/)
This is a skull-smashing story about making mistakes and taking responsibility. While hacking and slashing their enemies, a father and son build bonds of love and loyalty. God of War is a minor masterpiece.
GamingBolt - Aaron Main - 10 / 10.0
God of War is a phenomenal effort by Sony Santa Monica, one that needs to be experienced by every PS4 player out there.
GamingTrend - Ron Burke - 100 / 100
It's very rare that a game grabs me this completely, but God of War is, without a doubt, an early contender for Game of the Year. It's flawless in its execution, and the new benchmark for action titles. Well done, Santa Monica Studios, and thanks for taking us on this entirely new adventure.
God is a Geek - Chris White - 10 / 10.0
One of the best games on PS4, and one of the best games of this generation. A masterpiece.
Guardian - Keza MacDonald - 5 / 5 stars
Kratos returns older and wiser, but exhilaratingly brutal in a story that deftly intertwines family drama and mythological epic
Hardcore Gamer - Kevin Dunsmore - 4.5 / 5.0
Vengeance may not be what Kratos seeks anymore, but that has done little to stop the God of War franchise.
Hobby Consolas - David Martinez - Spanish - 96 / 100
Every single aspect in God of War works perfectly in order to create a violent, yet moving masterpiece. Probably the best looking game of current gen consoles and a deep story, whose only weak point is that we get the feeling that the best is yet to come.
IGN - Jonathon Dornbush - 10 / 10.0
God of War's outstanding characters, world, and combat come together to form an unforgettable adventure.
IGN Italy - Gianluca Loggia - Italian - 9.3 / 10.0
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 for this generation.
IGN Spain - David Soriano - Spanish - 9 / 10.0
God of War very effectively achieves its mission to be a good reboot of the saga and a good sequel. Each one of the days of the five years of development of this new delivery is evident in the great values of production in each one of the sections, materializing perfectly in the constant sequence plane. Perhaps we only regret not having been presented with something truly original mechanically and not a mixture of ingredients that we have seen in other titles.
Just Push Start - Mark Fajardo - 9.7 / 10.0
God of War's new direction breathed new life into the franchise.
JVL - Malcolm89 - French - 20 / 20
We had to wait 5 years to get a new episode of the God of War franchise, but it was worth it. After getting lost with its previous episode, the serie returns to the top, which it has already known in the past. Managing the father-son relationship works great and Atreus is more than just an awkward NPC. All the elements of the puzzle fit perfectly and naturally to offer a memorable adventure that proves that risk taking can pay off. Even if he loses some of his excessiveness, Kratos has never been so indisputable in your library. It is impossible to miss this God of War if you own a PlayStation 4, the game takes a clear lead over the competition for the title of the GOTY 2018.
LevelUp - Rodrigo Muñozaltea - Spanish - 9.8 / 10.0
God of War is all you can ask from a new game in a franchise; very high production values, charismatic characters and satisfying combat, visceral with no lack of action. However, this is accompanied by a very well-told story, excellent animations, a very interesting new universe, fun gameplay and a new partner that develops a very promising personality. You can feel the dedication and care that Santa Monica Studio put into every frame of this game. Despite going in a new direction, God of War somehow manages to feel familiar and it is the worthy beginning of a new saga that surely has a lot to give us in the future. This is a very carefully made game that will certainly help define this generation and that is nothing short of a masterpiece.
M3 - Billy Ekblom - Swedish - 9 / 10
God of War manages to point out a new direction for the franchise. The fantastic environments, moving storyline and fierce combat makes this game an absolute must for every Playstation 4-owner.
Metro GameCentral - GameCentral - 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.
New Game Network - Alex Varankou - 80 / 100
God of War takes a classic franchise and reshapes it into the modern fold. The end result is a dramatic, polished, visually impressive and somewhat by-the-numbers PS4 blockbuster that slots along nicely beside the other exclusives in the console's library. It has plenty of content and fairly robust combat to entertain newcomers, while fans of the original games will likely enjoy the second half of the adventure a bit more.
PlayStation LifeStyle - Paulmichael Contreras - 10 / 10.0
God of War is an epic reboot of an epic franchise. The evolution of Kratos could have gone horribly wrong. Instead, Santa Monica Studio has given the franchise the treatment it deserves. This new narrative tone has heart, and serves to make Kratos much more relatable in his new role as protector, while remaining as brutal as past installments. Reworked and improved combat options make for an enjoyable and customizable experience, and phenomenal audiovisual performance ensures that each trip to the mythical lands before the Vikings is a wonderfully grisly experience. God of War is a must-buy experience well worth the wait.
PlayStation Universe - Kyle Prahl - 9.5 / 10.0
In God of War, story and gameplay unite for a gripping, memorable journey with unerring focus. Kratos' new beginning is masterfully written, emotionally resonant, and a thrilling challenge.
Polygon - Chris Plante - 10 / 10.0
Some die-hard fans may fear this isn't really God of War. I suppose they're right. It's even better.
Press Start - Shannon Grixti - 9 / 10 stars
God Of War is a cinematic masterpiece that manages to reinvent and push an already fantastic series to new heights. Barring some pacing issues in its narrative, Sony Santa Monica have breathed new life into Kratos and the God of War series, and I can't wait to see what's next.
PS Site - Paweł Musiolik - Polish - 10 / 10.0
God of War evolved to something entirely new. It's a well-written story where Kratos is so much more than screaming pile of muscles. All of this perfectly mixes traditional element of the series with fresh ideas.
PSX Brasil - Ivan Nikolai Barkow Castilho - Portuguese - 98 / 100
The God of War series needed to be reinvented and the Santa Monica Studio team did it masterfully. The change of perspective, the fantastic graphics, the new chapter of the story and especially the addictive combat show that God of War is easily one of the best PS4 games.
Push Square - Sammy Barker - 10 / 10
God of War is a special game. This reimagining of the famous PlayStation franchise elevates the series in unexpected ways, without forgetting the core tenets that made Kratos a fan-favourite to begin with. This is a sprawling single player epic with an abundance of secrets and a storyline that keeps you hooked from start-to-finish. While it borrows liberally from other action adventure greats, its unique combat and outstanding artistic direction separate it from its immediate peers. A truly impressive achievement.
Saudi Gamer - عصام الشهوان - Arabic - 10 / 10
This is a bigger, deeper and more mature God of War and one of the best reboots and a successful new beginning. A denser and richer world, a heftier and deeper fighting system and a multi-dimensional story, while maintaining the series' stunning visuals and art direction, epic soundtrack, breathtaking cinematography and all the rage and violence. This is the logical next step and the massive leap the series required and deserved.
SECTOR.sk - Matúš Štrba - 9 / 10.0
This isn't the same God of War that you know for all these years. But it is definitely the best God of War game so far.
Shacknews - Ozzie Mejia - 9 / 10
God of War was never the deepest experience, especially with what feels like limited enemy types. But the PlayStation 4 makes up for this in spades with an incredibly vast world and a heartwarming story. Beyond Kratos and Atreus, the game is filled with some surprisingly lovable characters. On top of that, finishing the main story doesn't truly feel like the end. While previous games made it feel like treading old territory to find everything, the post-game in this God of War makes it feel like the world has truly opened up.
Sirus Gaming - Carri Grant Raffy Abenoja - 9.6 / 10.0
God of War is so well-crafted, every scene is beautifully detailed. Even scary creatures have their own charm, making me hesitant to actually kill them with the gruesome finishing moves. God of War is one gorgeous game, from beginning to end.
Slant Magazine - Justin Clark - 4.5 / 5 stars
God of War doesn't so much suggest its ready-to-rumble predecessors as it does a more forgiving Dark Souls.
Softpedia - Cosmin Vasile - 8.5 / 10.0
Despite these shortcomings, I believe the God of War series is in good hands, and I wouldn't want anyone else touching it but Santa Monica Studio. Here is hoping greater times are coming to Midgard in the not so distant future.
Spaziogames - Unknown - Italian - 9.5 / 10.0
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Stevivor - Steve Wright - 8 / 10.0
God of War is a truly engrossing, enjoyable experience.
TechnoBuffalo - Eric Frederiksen - 4.5 / 5 stars
Instead of a tired, bored tale of vengeance, Sony has revived a god.
Telegraph - Tom Hoggins - 5 / 5 stars
One of the most gorgeous, spectacular and impactful blockbusters of the generation
The Games Machine - Ivan Conte - Italian - 9.7 / 10.0
God of War is the best thing happened to PlayStation 4 since Bloodborne. Nothing is out of place, nothing is ordinary. The art direction is amazingly inspired, the combat system is really deep and engaging, and everything on screen is, hands down, unlike anything else you ever saw on the PlayStation 4. Honestly, there's no reason not to play this new masterpiece from Santa Monica Studio.
TheSixthAxis - Jim Hargreaves - 8 / 10
A lot of what goes into God of War feels as though it was cherry-picked from the modern gaming zeitgeist. The semi-open world structure, loot system, and a much deeper narrative focus work well, but are all trends being pushed by most other big games. As a result, God of War can feel slightly homogenised in a way that some fans may find unappealing. Thankfully, a strong sense of setting and brutally satisfying combat help maintain that God of War identity. If it wasn't made abundantly clear already, this is the first in what will most likely be a new trilogy for the God of War franchise, and this first instalment serves as a pretty great foundation.
TrueGaming - عمر العمودي - Arabic - 9 / 10.0
The God of War series needed a big change of direction and it got that for sure. The final product is an adventure that will not be forgotten for a long time. This is a new and different God of War and we love it.
TrustedReviews - Brett Phipps - 4.5 / 5 stars
God of War tells a wonderful tale through a beautiful spectrum speckled with more than a few drops of the blood of your enemies. It's a shame, then, that boss fights have fallen by the wayside at every level to become terribly monotonous – but if that's the cost of what Santa Monica has built, it's certainly a price worth paying.
Twinfinite - Zhiqing Wan - 4 / 5.0
God of War certainly suffers from a lot of minor flaws that keep it from being a genuinely outstanding action-adventure title, but these feel like kinks that can be ironed out in time, perhaps when the next iteration in the series comes rolling around. Despite all my complaints about Atreus and the game's imperfections, this is still an easy game to recommend to anyone with a PS4. God of War marks the glorious and bloody return of everyone's favorite Spartan, and with the new dive into Norse mythology, there's still plenty of adventures to look forward to as the series evolves.
USgamer - Mike Williams - 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.
VGN - Giovanni Marrelli - Italian - 9.5 / 10.0
Another masterpiece available exclusively on PS4, God of War is a new beginning for the saga from Sony Santa Monica Studios. A game that offers a deep story, a great combat system and lots of RPG mechanics that adds complexity and variety to the final experience. If you own a PS4, there is no doubt: God of War is a game that you don't wanna miss.
Video Chums - Tyler Hall - 9.5 / 10.0
The God of War series has undergone a fantastic transformation.
Video Game Sophistry - Unknown - 9.5 / 10.0
God of War is an experience that elevates the video game medium and is the new pinnacle of immersive storytelling
VideoGamer - Alice Bell - 9 / 10
God of War achieves a very impressive balance between the epic and the mundane, between the ultra violent and the domestic. It's undoubtedly the coolest and most interesting God of War to date.
Washington Post - Christopher Byrd - No Verdict
A more nuanced Kratos makes the new 'God of War' a mighty success
Wccftech - Kai Powell - 10 / 10.0
God of War proves that if there was anything that Kratos learned during his time in Grecian lands, it's how to have a proper adventure. Now that he is a little bit older, wiser, and more experienced, it's time for him to start to pass the torch on and become a family man.
We Got This Covered - Shaan Joshi - 5 / 5 stars
From its renewed focus on storytelling, to its stunningly gorgeous world and incredibly satisfying combat, God of War is nothing short of a masterpiece, one that sets a new bar for what can be accomplished in the world of AAA games.
Worth Playing - Redmond Carolipio - 9.2 / 10.0
Of all the iterations of Kratos I've seen over the lifetime of the God of War series, Old Man Kratos is probably my favorite. His newest adventure might not have quite the same wall-to-wall bombast as the ones that came before, but he's added a new dimension to his personality. He can only stay Old Testament-angry for so long, and the table is definitely set for more installments. There's more to explore now in this new corner of mythology, and it'll be compelling to see if he burns everything to the ground or finds an even higher place to go.
ZTGD - Ken McKown - 10 / 10.0
God of War is, simply put, the best PS4 game I have played in the console's life-cycle. I can't stop thinking about its world and characters. I had so much fun exploring it and taking on its combat. I wanted more, and the game delivers. After having hesitations about the direction I thought the game was going, I am thrilled to report that all of my concerns were nullified within the first hour of the game. This is the true evolution of the series, and quite possibly the best game of the year. Well at least so far.
I think it's a good game you guys.
my body is ready
Sony is fucking killing it. We are truely lucky to have a division of sony's thats not burdened and constantly stirred by investors and executives trying to pinch an extra penny or add their ideas to games. Now with them hiring more teams they are definitely doubling down on 1st party development.
2014: Infamous, Driveclub, LBP3, TLOU:Re.
2015: Bloodborne, Uncharted:Collection, 1886, Until Dawn.
2016: Gravity Rush:Re, Uncharted 4, Ratchet and Clank, The Last Guardian, PSVR.
2017: Gravity Rush 2, Gran Turismo, Horizon Zero Dawn, Wipeout Omega, Nioh, Uncharted:LL, Kingdom Hearts 1.5/2.5, Nier:Automata
2018: God of War, Spiderman, Dreams, Medievil, Detroit:Become Human, SOTC:Re, Yakuza 6
TBC: Death Stranding, Ghost of Tsushima, TLOU2, FF7:Re.
Now with them hiring another team to develop games at their Santa monica location for a 3rd person action adventure, I am extremely hyped for whats to come.
Easy Allies: 10/10
Where does Fortnite rank among the most popular video games of all time?
Ask again if it’s still as popular 6mo to a year from now
Truthfully. Nowhere. Of all time you've games like Mario, zelda, pokemon, smash, gta, cod and many other series that have had huge popularity over decades. Fortnite has had some popularity for a few months.
What about Minecraft?
So was lol and look where it is now
I just webbed my pants
Dear god....Spider-Man in September and then RDR2 in October. I’m gonna be “sick” a lot during my fall college term.
For a moment there, I was like “They’re making an R2-D2 game? How did I not know about this?!”
I'll try not to die until then.
Hahahah i mean its fun when you dont have anything to do and all my friends play it
a friend of mine was able to fix it by redownloading fortnite.
Nmv i figured it out and THANK YOU it worked!!!
How do i delete it?
waiting for the PUBG guy to read this news, poops his pants in anger and cry about it on twitter
“Alongside social elements, it will also include a poker minigame of sorts.”
I was hoping poker would make a return!
Eagle Eye makes a return with enhanced abilities including tracking bounties through fields and detecting which fish and animals are available nearby.
They mean Dead Eye? this ain't assassins creed.
The best part about pubg bitching about fortnight is that pubg uses the engine created by epic games which created fortnight.
October 26th 2018
I've tried to edit the title... But couldn't get how to do it in the mobile version, sorry
Next to Naughty Dog, Rockstar is my favorite developer out there. With that said though, they have serious problems with announcing things too early and staying on target.
It's probably going to be exactly like that
No surprise. Rockstar always does this. GTA V was suppose to come out spring of 2013 but it got delayed to september 2013. Hopefully they're polishing it up at this point.