God of War

God of War (PS4)

2018

System
PlayStation 4
Publisher
Sony Computer Entertainment
Developer
SCE Santa Monica Studio

9.3

Game Rating

User Ratings: 243

Our Review: 10/10

Overview

Number of Players
Single Player
Genre
Action, Adventure
Release Date

PlayStation 4

  • 20th Apr 2018 (USA)
  • 20th Apr 2018 (UK/EU)
Series
God of War
Characters
Kratos
Tags
E3 2016, E3 2017
Feature Support
HDR, PS4 Pro Enhanced, 4K

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Reviews

  • 200

    PS4

    Review God of War

    God tier

    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 formula that had already been recycled five times prior left one of PlayStation’s best-known protagonists in a precarious position: was there even a way back for the Ghost of Sparta?...

God of War Guides

  • Guide God of War Guide: Tips, Tricks, and Collectibles

    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...

  • Guide God of War: Where to Find All Valkyries and How to Beat Them

    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...

  • Guide God of War: All Horns of Blood Mead Locations for Maximum Rage

    Quick tempered

    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...

  • Guide God of War: How to Learn the Language of Niflheim and Retrieve All Treasure from the Workshop’s Center Chamber

    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...

  • Guide God of War: How to Start New Game+, What Carries Over, and What's New

    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...

  • Guide God of War: How to Unlock the Full Ending

    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...

  • Guide God of War: All Idunn Apples Locations for Fully Upgraded Health

    Idunn's orchard

    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...

  • Guide God of War: Combat for Beginners

    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...

  • Guide God of War: How to Learn the Language of Muspelheim and Complete All Trials of Muspelheim

    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...

  • Guide God of War: How to Create Multiple Game Saves

    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,...

  • Guide God of War: How to Assist All Wayward Spirits

    Unfinished business

    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...

  • Guide God of War: How to Complete All of Brok and Sindri's Favors

    Like oil and water

    How do you complete all of Brok and Sindri's Favors in God of War? God of War has a series of side-quests tracked in the game named Favors, and five of these pertain to the Dwarven smiths that Kratos and Atreus will encounter in the game named Brok and Sindri. To unlock the Like Oil and Water Trophy in God of War you’ll need to...

About The Game

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.