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What in the race!

What in the race!

Jan 22, 2022
8.50
samittahman1234

samittahman1234

Jan 20, 2022
9.60
wsxo1926

wsxo1926

Jan 7, 2022
7.80
Christelle Paul

Christelle Paul

Jan 3, 2022
9.10
Dan Boyd

Dan Boyd

Jan 1, 2022
10.00

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Aug 7, 2020


Jan 17, 2022

One the best games I ever played

Jan 13, 2022

masterpiece gameplay sometimes feels repetitive

Dec 3, 2021

Great experience with this one. Originally I had started it but wasn’t really engaged by the combat, but I gave it another go and I’m glad I did. I definitely see why this is seen as one of the best games on PS4. Graphics are gorgeous, I’m not usually into hack and slash, but the combat is deep and interesting enough to keep it engaging and reasonably challenging. Story starts off slow, but after so many hours spent with these two characters you really get to understand both of their perspectives and needs and you do get connected to them. All of the characters in the game are pretty grounded and interesting/entertaining. Gameplay gets pretty addicting (battle, find loot, solve puzzles, beat boss, repeat) and the story is paced well enough that I was actually engaged through the full 30-40 hours I put in it until the end.

However boss variety is pretty limited, and I felt like the skill progression system was kind of unbalanced as I kept gaining so many experience points and skills so quickly I barely had time to learn and appreciate the last skill. Also it would be really nice if the camera was further back during battle so you could actually see more of the battlefield. Makes it awkward to fight multiple enemies. And the end does feel a bit anticlimactic, as it becomes clear it’s the first part of a larger story. Not necessarily a bad thing, as it just leaves me wanting to really play the next one and see where the story and characters go.

Overall, an amazingly made game, with a couple of things that could be polished, but generally fun action and a satisfying story to keep you playing until the end.

Nov 13, 2021

Can't fault this game. Maybe mission type quests could show up easily on the map (hard to remember this, but i recall searching for content).

Nov 7, 2021

The God of war series always took a huge step forward, This game took what made the franchise famous and perfected it. The soundtrack is unbelievably good, The combat is really satisfying. And all of this packed with an amazing story and a huge and beautiful map, No words...

Aug 6, 2021
WARNING
This review contains spoilers.

This is with out a dout my favourite ps4 game ever made. And here's way:

Positives:

  1. The graphices are beautiful peaces of apsolute art. I've new seen a so good looking ps4 game in my life. When I look at the background I sometimes think that I'm looking at a picture.
  2. All of the ares are fabtasick and I love how there all their own realm. Midgard is the apsolute best becouse it's the biggest one, It looks so realistic, 90% of the main game is spend in it, it has the best sidequests in any game, the enemies are great and creative, The boss fights are some of the best bosses in all of gaming and the locations are filled with lore and fun. Alfeim is the most beautiful of the realms, it has the most misteries, a great and a averege boss fight and meh enemies. Muspelheim has amazing challenges that all felt unice to me and a nother great boss. helheim is very fun, inetersting and it gives nostalgia. The enemis are okey at worst a really fun at best. It has 2 great bosses and it gives debt to Kratos for newcomers. Niflheim gives in my opinion a far challenge by farly slow time limit and the story of the relm is quit interesting. Collecting mist echoes was wierdly fun and entertainig fom. Jotenheim hasw the most mistery, teases and emitional moments. In my opinion it's a great ending for this fantastick game.
  3. The story is one of the best video game stories ever. It takes a simple concept of climbing a moutian and remakes it in to a fun, complex, entertaining, creative and smart xperiance. It's done well by puting in brilliand character with good and fantastick lore and creativly and clevery adapting to norse mythology.
  4. The characters are as I said brilliand and have good and fantastick lore. Some of my favourites are Kratos, Atreus, Mimir and Syndry. The villain is complex, fun, scary and sympthetic and the protagonist is an apsolute badass, the best video game father , ha's a lot of charactery debt, comprling and fun.
  5. The gameplay is extremly satisfaying becouse I'm mixed on the square and triangle buttons beaing the attack buttons, so by making the R1 and R2 buttons the attack buttons it feels super satisfaying. The controlabl camera is also a great improvement becouse you cand trow your weapons and youse new skills and runic attacks.
  6. The one camera shot is a fantastick idea becouse it relly feels like your looking at the story throw Kratos' perspective and you can xperians every second of Kratos' and Atreus' Adventure.
  7. Atreus is the best video game sidekick ever. I always thought that the square button is good for help and not for attacking so by pressing the square button you make Atreus attack enemies it gives me new thoughts. He also has a lot of character, lore and playes a big and importent part of the story becouse he grows with Kratos and makes him see stuff diferently.
  8. The bosses are the best bosses I ever fought in any video game. Here are quick rewievs of them: Gullvieg is easly the worst of them all, she's just a reskin of the annyoing revenant enemy and she's just as annoying to fight. The ancients are kinda fun, but they are all the same fight that is also pretty boring. The 2nd fight with Baldur is just a glorious cutscene , but the quick time gameplay is still fun as ever and I personely think that this fight is quict overhated. Svartaljqfur is a reskin of the dark elf enemy with cooler desine and more health, but for some reason I actually enjoyed this fight more than I was soposed too. Maybe it was becouse I was playing it on the easy difficulty, or becouse I've goten used to the acttacks of the dark elfs. The trolls are, just like the ancients, all the same fight (okey that's a lie some have elemental powers, but they are mostly have tha same acttacks). But unlike the ancients the Trolls are way more fun and intence. Mattur Helson, on the other hand, is one of the only Trolls that do something differente, like teleportation, sumening enemies, energy waves, projectiels and acttack combos. He's also the only one that playes an importent part of the story ans ha's more lore that the other Trolls. The 1st fight with Baldur is probably the best openning boss fight in the God of War series. It teaches you how to avoid attacks, find window of attack, learn the boss' attack arsinal and be patient. The Magni and Modi fight was clearly inspired by the Orinstein and Smogh fight from Dark Souls, butt this time we have athreus to break agro insted of pillers. Magni has more meelee attacks that are strong, but slow and he has less magic attacks. Modi, on the other hand,has a fue meelee attacks that are fast, but weak and he has more magic attacks like shooting lightning beams, trowing lightning balls a crating lightning explosions. I alsom love the parts of the fight where they trap Kratos and Atreus in a cloud and we learn more about them. Hrazly is a fairly simple fight for a big boss, but it's still very fun, creative, fast paised, intence and it's an fing dragon. The Valkerys are pretty hard, butt satisyfaying. They all have their own unice move set and the prepeare you for the queen. Speaking of the queen, Sigrun Queen of the Valkarys is probably the hardest boss I've fased and will fase in any video game. Probably becouse she has all of the previous Valkary attacks, does them faster, moves faster than the other bosses and has a huge health bar. It's still a fare fight becouse, as I said, the previous Valkary fights were prepearing you for this one and at this point you should be fully upgraded. But in my opinion nothing can beat the final boss fight with Baldur and Freya. The first faze is the same as the 1st fight with his, ackseapt Freya tries to stop you too from fighting and Baldur becomes vonrable. In the nexst fase he absourbs snow and gets some frost powers so you can only fight him with the Blades of Chaos. He also gains some new magic attacks like sending ice waves at you, combaining them with he's kick attack and trowing ice balls at you. In the next fase he absoubes fire so he's magic attacks are the same, but with fire insted of ice and you can only fight him with the Levaithen axs. Befoure the last fase you get some quick time events where Atreus shoots Baldur and Kratos beats him. In the last fase he swithes betwean ice and fire power so you also need to switch betwean The Levaithen axs and the Blades of Chaos. And final cutscene with the quick time events, when you defeat Baldur, when you kill him, when Freya sworse revenge againts you and when Kratos tells Atreus what he has done is my all time faourite cutscene in video game history.
  9. I really like the enemy verayety. The draugrs, the Hel walkers, the rievers and the dark elfs all have the same categories of enemies, but they all have their owndesine, abilities and their own nightmare enemies. Then there are the beasts like the ogers. wolvers and the tazwys. And then there are the revenats who are easly the worst of the all.
  10. The eneding with the all of the mini-plot-twists, Kratos and Atreus spreding Fays ashes and Kratos calling Atreus son for the first time is apsolutly fantastic. It gets reveald that their journy was predicted by the Giants, Atreus' real name is Loki and Kratos findes a mirel with a pickture of him dieying. This all makes you ask a lot of questins like: What does this all mean to the future in the next game? How big will Atreus' role be in Ragnarok? How is Kratos going to die? And Is that really Kratos?
  11. I really hate how much time you spent going to the main quest after fineshing a side quest in open-world games. Well God of War (2018) fixed that becouse you can now fast trawell from to any area you want wather it be for the main quest or for a side quest.

Negatives:

  1. The acting can use some improvements, like the moment when Kratos told Atreus he's a God was ruind by poor acting.
  2. Becouse Kratos' voice is so deep it sets a wierdly scary presence,

Overall This is the best game I've every played and I highly recomend playing it. I'm also really exaided for God of War Ragnarok and I cant wait to play it.

Sep 4, 2021

Game is very beautiful....but the gameplay is boring as hell. I think they spoiled the game :(

UPD: As I get the blades, game become more interesting, and I start to like it....and I finished the game -_- but now I know that Ragnarok will be better

Sep 12, 2021

This is a Masterpiece, everything is perfect in this game, the graphic, the gameplay and the story are amazing. Great job from santa monica studios.

Sep 10, 2021

absolutely amazing. one of the best game of this generation. everyone should play this game who own a playstation.

Apr 3, 2021

Awesome Action Adventure RPG With Great Combat, Music, Voice Acting, Story, Boss Fights So Play It......... BOY!!!!!!!!!!

  1. GamePlay: 9
  2. Story: 10
  3. Voice Acting: 10
  4. Music: 9
  5. Graphics: 10


Sep 4, 2021

What an experience. Last but not least this game, is extremely good. I was always hooked, no part ever got boring compared to the past god of war titles, the quality is just insane too (Played on ps5). The best parts about this game is the depth, the story, the characters, and all the terrain. The bad parts are that it does not feel like a god of war game. God of war had a mechanic sooo important that it made a huge difference in the gaming industry, and that is QUICK TIME EVENTS, there was a tiny bit near the end but thats really it, shouldve had more of that.

Aug 11, 2021

Everything is great about God Of War since the beginning. It's a game that rarely have any major flaws. The storyline is great, kinda reminds me of Gladiator. The connection between Atreus "Loki" and Kratos are just amazing. The final fight with Baldur is pure nasty. A must have game. The graphic could be one of the greatest ever made on ps4 console.

Aug 9, 2021

Excellent graphics

Jul 11, 2021

Absolutely amazing game! Stunning visuals and top tier voice acting and animation. Hands down definitely worth your time and money.

Jul 3, 2021


Jun 27, 2021

THE MUST PLAY GAME ON PS4

Jun 7, 2021

I want moooore!

Jun 5, 2021

Pasan los años pero Kratos todavie sigue siendo un papucho.

May 23, 2021

gameplay - 9

story - 10

graphics - 10

music - 10

engaging - 10

May 18, 2021

Outstanding, storyline and gameplay it really draws you in.

Dec 19, 2020

Santa Monica delivered again. Definitely try it out if you have a Ps4. My favorite combat in any Game. Story hits very hard if you played the orignal games . Music- great .


Nitpick: UI needs a getting used to.

Jon
10.00
Apr 22, 2021

The closest to a perfect video game experience I have ever had.

Mar 20, 2021

I enjoyed the story, which is superb, and the after ending content but this game confirmed to me that I’m not a big fan of hack and slash games, there is nothing wrong with the mechanics but it is quite boring to fight smashing one bottom and dodging enemies. The thing I hated the most was the map, oh what a pain it was, there is only one way to get to the places and it’s so confusing, you get lost easily if you don’t know the way. I'll be playing the sequel though, I want to know what's comming.

Mar 24, 2021

A good game with a beatiful story

Mar 11, 2021

Amazing story

Mar 9, 2021

This game is all i need i play like all god of war games this game is best on the generation the combat is best story is nice and i like the new design of kratos great job by santa monica

Mar 1, 2021
Honestly its one of the best games out there and A must play for every Gamer. it is almost perfect in every way. Everything is so unique in this game. whether its the storyline, Fighting style, its RPG Elements. everything is so perfectly balanced that you will get addicted to playing game. and everything is so rewarding in this game that you would like to explore everything to get resources to make your Kratos stronger. Can't wait for Ragnarok now.
Feb 22, 2021
Gameplay (9): Fun, challenging but exciting to master, plenty of different abilities, enemies and location to make for an overall exhilarating journey.



Story (9): Emotional, sad, motivating and everything in between. The bond between Kratos and Atreus is the life of the story. Plenty of memorable side characters as well.



Visual (9): Even though I'm not fussy about how beautiful or realistic games are, this game is really nice to look at. I love that it's really colourful and every location seems magical, even the awful location like Hellheim.



Music/Sound (8): There are some memorable music. Overall good but nothing too outstanding to me. Nothing to complain here.
Feb 20, 2021
Best game ever played! The actions, story and the father and son is the all in one pack to be a No. 1 game of all time!! Would not recommend to kids btw but all in all it's 10/10
Feb 16, 2021
Simplesmente lindo!
Feb 14, 2021
The best PS4 game ever!
Feb 10, 2021
Unlike its predecessors you can revisit locations you have been to before. More RPG elements have been added to the game such as equipping gear, a map function and side quests. Enemies are more challenging and you can no longer just use brute force against enemies. You have to plan tactics for each type of enemy. While the side quests are not many they are still worth doing as they provide you with valuable resources.
Feb 8, 2021
I have played and beat GoW 1-3 and the the 2 psp games. I have played Ascension but I considered that game a horrible misstep. THIS game was what was needed and it is fantastic. Definitely the best game to me on PS4.
Feb 7, 2021
great game
Feb 5, 2021
its very fun and interesting
brimms
9.00
Jan 30, 2021
God of War (2018), give more life on the franchise by giving more indepth story about Kratos and the Relationship between his son, added a revise combat system, and gorgeous world design and art direction makes this game a UNFORGETTABLE Journey even after the credits rolled.
Jan 26, 2021
As close to a perfect game as I think I've every played. The story is gripping, well-acted, and exciting. It's well paced, and set in a nuanced and compelling world(s). The action is shockingly visceral, challenging, and satisfying. The game moves from memorable set piece to set piece, filling the quite moments with well developed story beats. One of the best action adventure experiences around.
Jan 18, 2021
It's a very great sequel in the franchise, and I actually didn't like the new combat system at first, and by time I really liked it because I felt it is more challenging but other than that, the story is so good,level and environmental design are magnificent.
Jan 14, 2021
Best game I ever playd
Jan 7, 2021
An amazing gaming, great voice acting, stunning graphics and overall just an incredible game.
Jan 6, 2021
i am a huge PlayStation gamer, trophy hunter, and collector of PlayStation merchandise. actually, my wife and i are. So, God of War. I know the game has been out a long while but this game is a total gamechanger for the series. Gameplay is 3rd person and the controls respond very well. graphics are just amazing. Story is very unique and the small twist in the end was awesome. definitely a game to check out if you are a fan of God of War games.
Dec 22, 2020
The best game ever
Nov 17, 2020
Game is simply fantastic. It adds tons of things together to make one of the best games of the last few years. Graphics are breathtaking. The combat is fun and easy to get used to. The voice acting is outstanding. The game will be sure to give you 10+ hours if you take your time going through it, and that's just the main story. After you beat the game you're able to go and collect all the things you missed, finish side missions, and challenge yourself by fighting dragons and Valkyries. This game is amazing.
Nov 1, 2020
A masterpiece.
Oct 16, 2020
Best game ever.


Amazing from the start to the end, you can't get bored.


I am only not giving 10 for lack of boss fights comparing to god of war 3.
Oct 10, 2020
Best game ever
Daniel
10.00
Sep 27, 2020
I dont know why I waited so long to play this game.


What impressed me the most (among many, many, many, many other things) was the environment and level design and also characters complexity.



Looking forward for Ragnarök. Bar is pretty high though.
Aug 28, 2020
Best PS4 generation era game
Aug 7, 2020
This is THE game. That's it, every single thing about this game is perfect. Don't ask anything else, just play it. If you have a PS4 and you haven't played this game yet, do you even own a PS4?
Aug 3, 2020
Very beautiful world, combat is amazing, I didn’t like very much the story (personal opinion)
Jul 20, 2020
This game is excellent in every place you look at. My only critiques with the game are there weren't enough bosses and some of the side missions were boring otherwise a must-play for any PlayStation owner. Great pacing.
Jul 19, 2020
One of the greatest achievements in gaming history.
Jul 13, 2020
A really great game by all means. Wonderful father and son dynamics and otherwise excellent characters as well. Just absolutely loved this game!
Aashay
10.00
Jul 13, 2020
Simply a Masterpiece. Definitely must play.
Jun 28, 2020
Best God Of War game or game on the PS4.
Jun 22, 2020
Great story, great charaters and great gameplay
Jun 14, 2020
Exceptional Game! Beautiful world and gameplay. Very much looking forward to the next iteration!
Jun 9, 2020
M-A-G-N-I-F-I-C-E-N-T


Everything is in this game. From the story (you'll cry with the evolution of the father/son relationship), the lore and the combat. Without forgetting the graphics that are just gorgeous.



It's a total turn with the previous GOW, especially on the combat design. The fights look now much more like a Nioh than a GOW, but it's for the best.



A bit disappointed by the open-world though, as we can't go to all the realms.



Don't miss it, it's an adventure you won't forget.
VoidiD
9.50
Jun 3, 2020
My first game after buying a PS4 and it's simply a work of art. Touching story, great combat system, beautiful background and especially single-shot cinematography is amazing!
May 21, 2020
One of the best games ever made "A Must Play"
Mar 15, 2020
ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
Feb 28, 2020
This game is not only the best in the series but would dare to say it's the best game that came out on the ps4 console.


They took a already awesome character and made him even more amazing along with a improved combat system and a much more intriguing story makes this game such a exhilarating experience that I can't recommend it enough if you haven't tried it yet.
Feb 4, 2020
It's a phenomenal game.


Story wise it's excellent. All the lore and minor stories are so engaging and moreover it packs a ton of replayability.


The one shot gameplay without any loading screen is very innovative. For fast travel you walk of the yggdrassil tree while the area is being loaded and minor chatting with you. The idea is great.


Moreover it's so cool to see that base ps4 is handling such a great game pretty easily


The combat is top notch and I am never bored of it. Tons of combination of moves and action packed gameplay make this game number 1 in my collection. Just buy it without any hesitation, you will never regret.😄


And I have made a God of war video and put Detroit become human soundtrack in it. It is so epic. Watch with headphones. My channel name is gaming sector only with same logo.
Jan 27, 2020
God of War is one of the games i enjoyed most until the very end.I got really suprised when it ended .I just didnt expect it to be so short. Maybe thats the only thing that doesnt make it 10/10 for me. Everything else is amazing. Combat is one of the best ive seen , story is good ,characters are great and voice acting is on max level. World is pretty and really good designed.I loved this game but im sad it didnt have the ending i was hoping for.I wish second game will deliver a story this one deserves.
Jan 25, 2020
The best frustrated father simulator
Jan 22, 2020
Incredible game with compelling story and characters. This is a must-buy for Playstation owners. I'd say to get the PS4 just to play this game.
UltiDK
9.00
Jan 12, 2020
Kratos has moved to mythological Norway in the reboot of the beloved God of War franchise. After the death of his wife, he, along with his young son Atreus, embarks on a journey to spread her ashes from the highest peak in all of the realms. It's a story about parenthood, and accepting your past. The two things Kratos struggles with the most.



Fans of Northern Mythology are going to love God of War. It manages to stay mostly true to the stories we know from the mythology, while incorporating multiple characters from the past God of War games in a beautiful way. The snowy environments of Viking Age Scandinavia are masterfully detailed, with countless of references to the famed gods, while still managing to tell a continuation of Kratos' story. The best example of this is without a doubt the relationship between him and his joyful son, that will evolve throughout the long journey. Sadly, the story lacks a bit in terms of pacing, and can at points feel dragged out.



The past games were famous for their gory combat. This type of combat is still existing in this installment, however it has been renewed and redefined. The camera is now places behind Kratos, resulting in an over-the-shoulder view. The combat has been influenced by the likes of Dark Souls, resulting in a deeply satisfying hack and slash game. The boss battles are fewer than in previous installlments, but when they finally kick in they're as brutal and satisfying as ever. Combine all of this with loads of ways to customise Kratos and Atreus, and you have a near-perfect experience.



Many games use soundtracks to provoke the feelings of the people playing the games, and God of War also does this. The fantastic soundtrack created by Bear McCreary is heavilly influenced by old nordic music, resulting in an inspiring piece of work.



I give God of War a 9/10. It is in many ways a fantastic work of art, however the story lasted a bit too long.
Helloe
9.90
Dec 30, 2019
Very fun and sad, amazing story
Oct 7, 2019
just fantastic. This game was my first platinum. I had no intention of doing that because, for the most part i find trophy hunting to be tedious work that takes away from the gameplay experience. However, in this game, I just wanted to play it until there was nothing else to do and I was legitimately not ready for the game to be over when I finished it. i loved everything about it, no complaints at all.
Sep 15, 2019
Absolute master piece. It captures the nature of other gow games but in an completely new and fresh way. One of the best games i have ever played in terms of both story and gameplay.
Sep 2, 2019
This game defines PS4, the best game of this generation. Be the monster you are, Kratos never fails to satisfy that Bloodlust. Deep story!! The past haunts you and you must take care of your son. I only hates the Niflheim part, which was a little boring after some time, rest this game is just exceptionally perfect!!!
Aug 28, 2019
Completed the story. God of War is one of the best games in PS4. I found out why God of War is always at least listed in the top 3 PS4 games of all time in game reviews (mostly at 1). Great gameplay, characters and most of all, the story. For me, the best story in any game that I've played.
Jul 6, 2019
This game was awesome and I would recommend that everyone should play it
Jun 11, 2019
This should be in every games collection