God of War reviews were published late last week, bringing with them a slew of plaudits for Sony Santa Monica’s latest. The title got off to an outstanding start on aggregate website Metacritic, but rather than suffer from the usual slump, it’s actually been rising up the rankings as new ratings come in. In fact, it’s now the second highest rated PlayStation 4 game of all time – and it’s surpassed The Last of Us Remastered to take the crown as best exclusive.
It’s quite extraordinary to see this level of critical success. Only the excellent Grand Theft Auto V has a better score (97), and that game was reviewed by 20 less critics. While Kratos’ return has looked spectacular since its surprise announcement at E3 a couple of years ago, we doubt anyone on the development team expected this kind of response to the release. A really impressive achievement all around.