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God of War - PlayStation 4

Model: 3001886SKU: 5358600

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Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars with 7121 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Finally a good God of War game

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    John
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    I bought the God of War Saga collection, which had all the games released at the time, and played through them all. 2 was probably the best of the bunch (same director as this game) but none of them were really that great. The enemy variety and gameplay in general would get really repetitive and boring. The formula of the games was hallway - battle arena - hallway - battle arena, with QTE boss fights thrown in the mix now and then. I was so relieved that they finally mixed up the formula. Kratos is upgradable, the world offers exploration and there is more depth to the battle mechanics than just button mashing. The biggest surprise of all, Kratos has depth and is no longer a wooden one-note angry man with no redeemable qualities but someone who's story I actually enjoyed following. This game is everything I wasn't expecting, which is all I ever wanted.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An enjoyable mix of story and combat

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    CitizenErased
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    I had my doubts about this one from the trailers and few clips of gameplay I had seen and they all went away within the first 20 minutes. This game is absolutely gorgeous, the way they implemented the nordic mythology is always interesting, and the music is a definite highlight. Combat takes some getting used to but it is very engaging. The first boss fight had me immersed on every level and that's a feeling that never went away. You are always doing something interesting wether its some dialogue, a new character or enemy, a tricky puzzle, or a new miniboss combination, the game keeps you on your toes. The gear system was not my cup of tea, but it didn't negatively affect my gameplay experience. Overall this is a really fun game that mixes story and hack and slash gameplay in a very cool way. I'd recommend trying it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An Epic Tale

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    StuB
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    Much more than its previous iterations, God of War comes through with more than just the violent kill-fest that the previous God of War titles exemplified. God of War is less about being a God, and more about being a human. Gameplay= 10/10 - Responsive, intuitive and tight controls. Fun Factor= 10/10 - Fun to fight, explore, solve, learn and uncover. Attention Hold= 10/10 - The open world and exploration pulls you in. Visuals & Presentation= 9.5/10 - Amazing visuals & mostly intuitive menus. Sound= 10/10 - Soundtrack is inspiring and exciting; great acting. Overall= 99/100 Closing thought: This game is gonna win many GoTY awards.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Incredible, beautiful game

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    Potatoherder
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    This game is an incredible experience. The story is engaging, the world is beautiful, the characters are memorable, and the gameplay is highly satisfying. This is a fairly linear story driven. After the opening, you are given a variety of different linear side activities to choose from throughout the game, or you can just go straight through the main story objectives. The combat feels fluid and weighty and upgrading skills and armor along the way is very rewarding. Personally i found the combat tedious and cheap on higher difficulties, but on the normal difficulty i really felt like a God of War, with some reasonable difficulty peppered in throughout the experience. I look forward to trying higher difficulties again on ng+ when that is added. This game really makes me look forward to the future of God of War and gaming.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best and Worst in the series.

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    BackSeatReviewer
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    As a God of War game this is the worst the series has to offer since it strips the game of elements that makes the series so grand and bombastic. On the other hand it borrows a lot from metroidvania style games and it has a more adventure/exploration vibe to it that makes it a better game than the rest. The worst is that there is a lot of section were the games take you b y the hand and guide you, the lack of actual bosses and the reusable mobs that repeats on a constant basis. and it's just too "cinematic" for its own good. At the end of the day I wish they had made better choices about the story or just simply created a new character for the game instead of using Kratos. Get it if you like more exploration/adventure games. Cheers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This is Sparta!!!

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    KMed
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    Or...actually it's not, but that might lead into some spoilers. I've only played a few of the other GoW games on the PS3 and found them boring and repetitive, but this game was amazing. Consider this a total reworking of Kratos as a character and God of War as a game. This game is absolutely nothing like the original series on the PS3 and will absolutely get you hooked in a matter of hours. I completed the main story line + most of the side missions in about 35 hours, but there was still plenty more to do for those who like their Platinums out there. If you like Tomb Raider/Uncharted then you'd probably really enjoy this rendition of God of War. If you haven't played the other games, no worries, you don't need to in order to enjoy the story told in this game. Overall, this game is worthy of 5 stars in my book.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Breathing new life into an old franchise.

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    PhoenixGames
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    At the end of the day, for me, "GAME PLAY" is what wins me over. The graphics on GOW are impressive, stunning and at times down right amazing with detail. BUT, no matter how good a game may look if it doesn't play well or offers a lack luster story/objectives then I'll lose interest. GOW has, in my opinion a powerful blend of smooth game play, powerful graphics and an intriguing story. Which leads to one more important milestone for me with games and that is "replay value". I'm not some Playstation fanboy, been gaming for 33 years. So, I can honestly say, GOW did an excellent job at providing smooth game play, gorgeous graphics and a new twist on the story line. It isn't the same old game GOW with updated graphics. Which is nice. This is definitely worthy of your money and a fine addition to any game collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great game, franchise fan or not

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    ChrisforChrist
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    I've played the previous God of War games, but when I picked this up I read it would be a brand new experience. It certainly was. I've enjoyed the combo-heavy smash-em-up game play that the series used to be known for, but now the slower, more strategic pace gives rise to a more fulfilling game play experience. It feels more like an adventure, driven by story, than just a blood-fest. Been playing it since day one, basically, and taking a step at a time to really enjoy the journey. Loving it so far! Of course, all the tech is in place; if you have a 4k TV, you'll thank yourself for picking this up. Definitely one of the best looking games out there. Even if you don't have 4k but own a PS4, this is a must-buy for the collection. I'm sure the DLC stuff will come later, but the base game is worth it on its own.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pretty much a masterpiece!

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    Akafullmetal
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    After kratos killed all the greek gods he's now moving to the Norse side of the world to try to live a quiet life with his new family. After his wife passes away she requests to have her ashes spread on the highest mountain. Before this happens a mysterious man arrives demanding you to open your door and let him in. From here your story starts. Awesome new refined fighting, with an over the shoulder view similar to gears of War or uncharted. You use your leviathan axe which can be customized to defeat your opponents. It works very similar to Thor's hammer when thrown and can be called back with a satisfying light rumble from your control when the axe hits your hand. Awesome story, awesome combat and great boss battles. A ton to collect and explore in this semi open world game. Just buy it and play it!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This is how games should be.

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    JT2140
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    God of war is a game that continues on the story of the God of war trilogy from the PlayStation 2. This game is one of the best of the year and can contend with game of the year. The production quality of this game are top notch and is paired with a Mature and well thought out story that I think everyone should experience. One of the greatest things about God of war is that it's a complete package. No dlc or sections of the game being separated so they can be sold later. This is how games used to be, when you bought the game you got everything it entails. The industry needs more games like this rather than those multiplayer live services models that try to get more money out of the customer before delivering what was promised.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A good game, an amazing story.

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    Lexsnooze
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    This game is amazing. It has a very decent learning curve in terms of gameplay, with a lot of mechanics to learn. There are a TON of different wants to play the game, varying from special attacks to just straight up pummeling enemies. However, the game shines not in it's myriad of ways to play the game, but it's immersive story. Playing as the God of War Kratos some number of unknown years into the future after the last game, you embark on a personal quest to fulfill your late wife's dying wishes - to spread her ashes at the top of the highest mountain in all the realms. This game differs from the rest of the other God of War titles in that it features deep NORSE mythology rather than Greek mythology. Take your time with the game and enjoy every bit of it. It's definitely something for everyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's not game of the year...

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    Prevento
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    It's the greatest game ever made! Kratos the god of war is back & he's better than ever. If there is only one game you get this year, I'm telling you right now get this game, you won't be disappointed. When I first seen the video at E3 that Kratos story wasn't going to be Greek Mythology, but would be part of Norse Mythology, I didn't think I'd like it. It wasn't that I didn't like the stories of the Norse because I think they're awesome. What it came down to is nobody likes change, & if it isn't broke don't try to fix it. Everyone who has played any of the old god of war games knows that it wasn't broke. Well when I played it for the first time I forgot all about my worries. This is the greatest one player game that I have ever played, & that's saying alot but it's true.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An Action-Packed Father & Son Journey

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    JohnnySims
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    God of War (2018) is a continuation of the series of the same name from the era of the PlayStation 2 and 3, but knowledge of the past games is not required to enjoy this newest entry. The game is a combat heavy action-rpg that takes place in a world of Norse mythology and follows the story of Kratos and his son Atreus as they go on a journey to complete the last request of their recently departed wife and mother. Over the course of the adventure, you'll craft and upgrade armor, explore a somewhat open world, and bump into the friends and family of the Norse pantheon. The thread tying all of the elements together is the emotional journey between Kratos and his son, it is an amazingly written and emotional tale that will have you clamoring for a sequel as soon as you're done.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Seems like a winner

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    Jess
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    I purchased this as a gift for my husband. Although I have not personally played this game I think it is fair to assume it’s a winner. Upon receiving his gift my husband proceeded to jump up and down hollering in joy as if he were a small child who was told he could have candy for supper. He then disappeared into the hollows of his man cave only retreating for necessities like food, water, sleep, and work. I’m not positive but he may have been using a diaper to avoid unnecessary time away from his game. This game also afforded me the ability to quietly watch sappy holiday movies to my content without constant dad joke interruptions. All in all this game seems to be a real winner for the whole family.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Game of the Year 2018

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    Ricardo
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    It definitely deserves the GOTY award in 2018. God of War reignited my interest in the series, and to a broader extent, video games in general. Conquering its "Give me God of War" mode is one of the most rewarding experience in gaming. I appreciate this game so much that I just ordered the Collector's Edition for Christmas, and will give away my standard copy to a friend so he could enjoy this masterpiece of a game too. By the way I think moving from Greek to Norse mythology is well timed too, due to recent rise in popularity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, many younger audiences are being introduced to Asgard. If you own a PS4 and haven't played this, you are missing out!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Kratos makes an epic comeback

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    CowboysFan2019
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    I expected great action from God of War, and it delivers that handily. But I didn’t expect it to be a thrilling journey in which every aspect of it complements the others to form what is nothing short of a masterpiece. It’s a game in which Kratos, a previously one-note character, becomes a complex father, warrior, and monster, embattled both on the field and within his own heart about how to treat his son; one in which the world opens up and shifts, offering rewards in both gameplay and knowledge of its lore that I treasured with each accomplishment. The obvious care that went into crafting its world, characters, and gameplay delivers by far the most stirring and memorable game in the series.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Mixed reviews

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    kittyriots
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    My husband and I have mixed reviews for this game. I've never played the previous GoW games, so my experience is that I enjoy this game - it plays as an RPG, with adventure, dialogue, and most importantly, some comedic relief. Overall a positive experience, but it was lacking a bit in terms of action (I expected more...violence? rage? agression?) and was mostly treasure hunting with dad and boy. Beautifully designed however. My husband on the other hand wanted little to do with the game when he finished it. It was "extremely heavy on the animation, little interaction, and seemed unfinished compared to the other games. Few boss battles, many cut scenes with no interaction, and the ending was disappointing. The final "boss" was less than expected."

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A game of the year contender

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    Mike
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    God of War for PS4 changes up the gameplay formula, moving more in the realm of action RPG than pure hack and slash like the previous games. But in this change, the gameplay grows leaps and bounds without losing the brutal and satisfying combat of the originals. The change in pantheon, from Greek to Norse, provides a fantastic new setting and mythology to explore. Every area in the game is chocked full of secrets that can be used to upgrade your characters or provide more insight into the Norse pantheon. Once the game is complete, there is even more character building and optional bosses to take down. Top to bottom this is a fantastic game for either the experienced God of War player such as myself, or a new comer to the series. Highly recommended!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    God of War Lives On

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    Addle
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    This is the more mature version of Kratos who's having to deal with the death of his wife, how to raise a child, and fulfill a final wish. The amount of time spent on development of the game shows as everything is so beautiful to look at on 1080 and 4k TVs. Without a doubt this is a true showcase of just how powerful the PS4 is, and just how beautiful games can look given the time and resources. The story itself is amazingly well done. The music is top notch. Combat is more melodic and rhythmic compared to its roots of mindless hack and slash. It focuses more on Kratos trying to be a father, a mentor to his son, than living purely on revenge. This take on Kratos is beyond welcomed as it shows he has grown past always letting his rage guide him.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Masterpiece of a game

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    David
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    this God of war is one of the best games I have ever played hands down. I am playing on a regular ps4 but the visuals still look stunning, I cant imagine what the game looks like on a ps4 pro. That being said, the combat system is amazing and reminds be a bit of dark souls/bloodborne with a lot of precision dodging and parrying. The game is extremely difficult on give me "god of war" (which is the hardest difficulty) I would recommend playing on "give me a challenge". There is very much to do in this game, there are many skills to unlock on an XP system. There are collectibles that unlock lore in a journal which is interesting to read. The world seems massive even though I'm still quite at the beginning. this game is a must buy for any video game fan.

    I would recommend this to a friend