God Of War Review Roundup

After two years’ worth of waiting, God Of War will be hitting PS4’s all around the world in the coming week. Outlets have been given review copies a little early, to join Kratos, slayer of Gods for his next journey. This one sees a shift from the usual mythos the series has planted it in.

This time around Kratos is hashing it out with Norse gods in Scandinavia. Here’s what people had to say:

Polygon I’ll skip spoilers and specifics, but even core mechanical design choices, things that seem gamey and intangible, are given narrative purpose by the end. 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.

Trusted Reviews – God of War tells a wonderful tale through a beautiful spectrum speckled with more than a few drops of the blood of your enemies. It’s a shame, then, that boss fights have fallen by the wayside at every level to become terribly monotonous – but if that’s the cost of what Santa Monica has built, it’s certainly a price worth paying.

IGN –  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. The obvious care that went into crafting its world, characters and gameplay delivers by far the most stirring and memorable game in the series.

VG247 – God of War has grown up. It is violent, but it’s not excessive. It is angry, but there is something to contrast it against. This isn’t only the best God of War game, it’s one of the best games of the current generation.

Well, if you fancy hacking your way through a wide selection of Norse creatures, maybe pick this up. God of War releases next week on the 20th April.

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