- Number of Players
- 1 (Single Player)
- Release Date
- 20th Apr 2018
- 20th Apr 2018
PlayStation Plus Essential (Subscription)
- 7th Jun 2022 until 4th Jul 2022
PlayStation Plus Extra (Subscription)
- 13th Jun 2022
PlayStation Plus Collection (Subscription)
- until 9th May 2023
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- Controller Support
- Feature Support
- Official Site
Republished on Wednesday 1st June 2022: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of June's PlayStation Plus lineup. The original text follows. God of War: Ascension may have been entertaining, but it showed that Kratos had lost the Midas touch. Sony Santa Monica’s reluctance to experiment with a...
God of lore
God of War Ragnarok is here, and continues the tale of Kratos and his son, Atreus. The previous game was a fresh slate for the Ghost of Sparta who, after conquering the Greek pantheon in the original trilogy, travels to the Norse realms to start a new life. Of course, things don't stay peaceful forever, and Kratos is forced to engage...
A complete resource to 2018's God of War
God of War is a 2018 revival of Sony's character action series starring Kratos. Originally released on 28th April, 2018 for the PlayStation 4, the game also launched on PC on 14th January, 2022. In this God of War guide, we'll share tips, tricks, and collectibles, like Best Armor and How to Unlock It, How to...
Chooser of the Slain
Where do you find all Valkyries and how do you beat them in God of War? Valkyries are challenging optional bosses in God of War which comprise part of the Prove Your Valor Favor. You’ll first need to know how to open hidden chambers in order to access most of these, so click through the link for more information on that...
What are all Horns of Blood Mead locations for maximum rage in God of War? Like in previous God of War games, you can enhance Kratos’ maximum rage by grabbing Horns of Blood Mead, which are situated in chests all around Midgard and its surrounding realms. There are nine in total, and collecting them all will unlock the Quick...
Darkness and fog
How do you learn the language of Niflheim and retrieve all treasure from the Workshop’s Center Chamber in God of War? Niflheim is one of God of War’s optional realms, and you’ll need to collect four Niflheim Language Ciphers to be able to access it. You’ll also need to learn the language of Muspelheim in order to unlock the...
Back for war
God of War's New Game+ mode has arrived, allowing you to replay Kratos' grand adventure from the start with all of your equipment and skills intact. As part of our God of War guide, we're going to go over what you can expect from God of War's New Game+ on PS4, and how to get started. God of War: How to Start New Game+ Starting God of...
See the true conclusion
God of War technically has two endings, and you’re going to need to spend a few extra minutes with the game to unlock the full ending. We’re going to try and keep this article spoiler-free, but it goes without saying that if you don’t want to know anything about the conclusion to Kratos’ latest, do not continue...
Where are all Idunn Apples locations for fully upgraded health in God of War? Just as in past God of War games, you can increase Kratos’ maximum health by collecting Idunn Apples, which are located in chests around the world. There are nine in total, and collecting them all will unlock the Idunn’s Orchard Trophy for fully...
Getting started with Kratos' latest
While there are many different elements to the new God of War game, you’ll be spending most of your time battling Norse nasties with Kratos’ ever-reliable frost axe. Before you get stuck in with Sony Santa Monica’s latest and greatest, as part of our God of War guide, we figured we’d compile some combat...
Fire and brimstone
How do you learn the language of Muspelheim and complete all Trials of Muspelheim in God of War? Muspelheim is one of God of War’s optional realms, and you’ll need to gather 4 Muspelheim Language Ciphers to unlock it. You’ll also need to learn the language of Niflheim in order to unlock the Trilingual Trophy on the way...
Don't lose progress
God of War is an incredible game, but if there’s one criticism that can be levelled at Sony Santa Monica’s latest, it’s the release’s save system. While it’s perfectly adequate if you only plan to play on a single save, you can seriously risk losing progress if you start a New Game. As part of our God of War guide,...
How do you assist all Wayward Spirits in God of War? You’ll happen upon Wayward Spirits in God of War who’ll task you with a total of five Favors to complete. In order to unlock the Unfinished Business Trophy en route to your Platinum, you’ll need to assist all of the Wayward Spirits in the game. As part of our God of War...
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"Sony has played an integral role in shaping my career"
Santa Monica Studio’s influential art director for the past decade, the uber-talented Raf Grasetti, is sealing away his Paintbrushes of Chaos and waving a fond farewell to Sony. The incredibly capable artist, who contributed profoundly to God of War’s revival and its recent sequel Ragnarok,...
Kratos' gravel-guzzling voice is the work of Christopher Judge, who has played the role since 2018's God of War. The actor himself has a naturally deep vocal range, and hearing the Ghost of Sparta's intimidating growls is always a treat. However, while warming up to Kratos' voice, Judge went through some training, where some wires were...
Fans of the games and newcomers
The God of War TV series is apparently coming along nicely, although it's likely still a long way off from being done. Last we heard, the Amazon Prime show will be based on the story from God of War (2018) — a decision that's already raised a few eyebrows, given how Kratos' origins and backstory (as explored in the...
Amazon show will be a faithful adaptation
Last week, it was made official that Sony's enduringly popular God of War series will be adapted for TV. Amazon Prime Video ordered the live-action series, and while it's still early days, there's some solid talent on board already. Perhaps more importantly, the people involved are saying the right things...
Both sit at 94
Now this is a real rarity: God of War Ragnarok has ended up sitting at the same Metacritic score as its predecessor, God of War (2018). Both games have settled at a rating of 94, based on critic reviews from outlets like Push Square. What's even crazier is that the ratings are pulled from almost the exact same number of reviews (at...
Good job, boy
God of War has now sold a total of 23 million copies across its PS4 and PC versions, Sony confirmed earlier today. This means the title has sold roughly 3.5 million more units since August 2021, when Sony issued its previous sales update. Of course, with the release of God of War Ragnarok now just days away, interest in the series is...
Sony Rewards offers big sweepstakes
The Sony Rewards program has just unveiled a big new prize draw — and it's all about God of War. With God of War Ragnarok fast approaching, this sweepstakes is yet more incentive to play the last entry before the sequel releases. To enter, you need to be signed up to Sony Rewards, and you then need to beat...
God of War Ragnarok is roughly three months away from its highly anticipated release on PS5 and PS4, which means that Sony's marketing machine should be kicking into gear very soon. But if, like us, you're on the verge of returning to 2018's God of War in order to refresh your memory, then this video might well be of use...
Swing and a hit
Veteran stuntman Eric Jacobus was one of the motion capture actors for 2018's God of War — or more specifically, for Kratos himself. Jacobus has just recently uploaded an old video on his official YouTube channel that he actually sent to God of War developer Santa Monica Studio when he was auditioning for the role, all the way back...
Mod of War
One of the best things about the PC gaming community is modding — tinkering with a game's files and systems to create new experiences. Fans and amateur devs are doing this all the time, and every now and again, we see mods for some of Sony's first-party titles, like the one above. God of War has been available on PC for a little while...
His vengeance against the Gods of Olympus behind him, Kratos now lives in the realm of Norse deities and monsters.
It’s in this harsh, unforgiving world that he must fight to survive, and not only teach his son to do the same… but also prevent him from repeating the Ghost of Sparta’s bloodstained mistakes.
This staggering reimagining of God of War combines all the hallmarks of the iconic series – brutal combat, epic boss fights and breathtaking scale – and fuses them with a powerful and moving narrative that re-establishes Kratos’ world.