God of War

£ 48.99

Kratos returns for a bold new chapter in Sony Santa Monica’s savage action series, exclusive to PlayStation 4.

The monster within

Control the rage

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.

Key Features

A bold new narrative

As mentor and protector to a son determined to earn his respect, Kratos is faced with an unexpected opportunity to master the rage that has long defined him. Questioning the dark lineage he’s passed on to his offspring, he hopes to make amends for the shortcomings – and horrors – of his past.

A darker world

Set within the untamed forests, mountains and realms of Norse lore, steel yourself for a distinctively new and dangerous land complete with its own pantheon of creatures, monsters and gods.

Vicious combat

With an intimate, over-the-shoulder free camera that brings the action closer than ever, combat is up close, frenetic and unflinching. Kratos’ powerful magic axe is a brutal weapon as well as a versatile tool for exploration. Always be on your guard.

Trailers

What the Press have said?

A varied selection of reviews to help you decide; handpicked by Aestuo staff! (Trust me this time I struggled not to find 100/100 reviews!)

Easy Allies

100/100

“God of War doesn’t just feel like the next step for the franchise, but for the entire video game industry. Phenomenal visuals, rewarding exploration, and a deep, nuanced combat system contribute to an epic adventure that should be experienced by every human on earth. Santa Monica Studio is taking us all to Valhalla.”
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Polygon

100/100

“God of War is, in a single word, holistic. Every aspect is excellent on its own, but more importantly, it all serves and accentuates the larger vision. Some die-hard fans may fear this isn’t really God of War. I suppose they’re right. It’s even better.”
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GameSpace

90/100

“God of War isn’t a perfect game, but it’s exactly the kind of reinvention the series needed. This game is a must own. If you own a PlayStation 4 and are even remotely interested, you owe it to yourself to pick it up. ”
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IGN

100/100

“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. ”
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About the Developer

“Our Studio is composed of diverse, ambitious, and highly collaborative creatives who empower, trust, and succeed together to deliver the highest quality AAA PlayStation products. With origins from Brazil to Poland to small town USA, the studio is home to over 200 world class talented developers putting the player experience first in every creative decision.

Established in 1999, Santa Monica Studio became renowned for excellence in the action/adventure genre with the success of God of War® and its sequels. The God of War® series has won hundreds of awards around the world including ten awards and thirteen nominations from the AIAS (The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences), and three awards and seven nominations at the BAFTAs (The British Academy of Film and Television Arts).

Building upon God of War team’s commitment to excellence in presentation and core mechanics, Santa Monica Studio has also been a pioneer in innovation and mentoring new voices in gaming. Based on a model established with the widely acclaimed thatgamecompany (flOw, Flower, Journey), Santa Monica Studio has since acted as an incubator for the Giant Sparrow team (The Unfinished Swan) and SuperBot Entertainment (PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale).

The studio team has also been a leader in the downloadable space, publishing innovative and award-winning games for the PlayStation®Network, including flOw, Flower, Journey, Warhawk, Linger in Shadows, Everyday Shooter, Fat Princess, Escape Plan, Sound Shapes, The Unfinished Swan, the PixelJunk series, Hohokum and more.”

Dive into the lore

Discover some of the terrifying creatures you’ll encounter during your perilous journey.  Witness their transformation from sketch, to digital painting, to a fully animated in-game character. 

Draugr

Feel the dread of an undead horror, fuelled by pure rage – a veritable blight on Midgard.

Fire Troll

Fear the monstrous visage of this solitary creature with incredible strength and elemental powers.

Revenant

Witness the power of this fearsome sorceress, twisted by zealous devotion to Seider magic.

God of War gameplay tips

Having trouble surviving the savage Norse wilds? Game director Cory Barlog has a few tips for going toe-to-toe with some of God of War’s nastier beasts.

Developer

Santa Monica Studio

Genre

Action-adventure, Hack and slash

Platform

Playstation 4

Publisher

Sony Interactive Entertainment

Release Date

April 20, 2018

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