God of War

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  • Developer Santa Monica Studio
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  • Language en

Whether you are a fan of Greek and Nordic mythology or not, you may have heard of the famous God of War saga that started in 2005. In the God of War 2018 title, you will embody Kratos in an exciting journey traveling across the Norse gods' lands. God of War 2018 is a hit, a graphics masterpiece, and an innovative and challenging gameplay experience.

Plot

Kratos was born in Sparta and served a long time ago as a soldier. He has made a pact with the god Ares but accidentally killed his wife and his daughter under the command of the god of the war. Kratos almost lost everything but faced and defeated many gods and titans. Kratos took his revenge against the Olympian gods and survived his combat with his father, Zeus. He now lives in the Norse gods' land called Midgard. He teaches his son, whose mother Freya has recently passed away, how to survive in this dangerous world. Kratos and Atrus are about to start their journey to scatter Freya's ashes.

Gameplay

  • The characters: Atreus will join you on your journey. His kindness and innocence will help Kratos choose the right path. Both protagonists will team up and learn from each other.

  • Weapons and armors: The game will allow you to customize your character, your weapons, armors, as well as your skills. Your primary weapon will be your trustworthy Leviathan Axe, but you will also be able to use the Swords of Chaos, or the Claw Bow, among others. To defend yourself against all your opponents, you can count on your armor and precious shield to parry attacks and stun enemies. Every piece of equipment can be improved and leveled up. The balance between strength and defense will be up to you and will depend on your playstyle.
  • Skill tree: As you kill enemies and gain experience, you will be able to unlock more and more skills. Available skills are Frost Rush which performs a leaping attack with your ax, or Acrobatics which allows you to make a combo with Atreus if all the conditions are met. Many more skills are waiting to be discovered.
  • Complete the quests: You will be able to explore lots of different places, each one with a unique atmosphere. In God of War, you will be able to complete favors, which are side-quests that require defeating a specific enemy or finding an item. All those quests add quality content and will make you earn worthwhile gameplay-related rewards.

Graphics

The PC version comes with striking graphics, developers really rocked, and you will be able to enjoy true 4K on supported devices. You will also be able to fine-tune your graphics settings like high-resolution shadows, improved screen space reflection (SSR), new screen space directional occlusion (SSDO), and ground truth ambient occlusion (GTAO). All of the settings have a significant effect on the quality of global illumination. Note that if you have an Nvidia graphics card, you will also be able to enable their deep learning super sampling (DLSS) algorithm to render beautiful and sharp images with a higher frame rate.

Duration and game modes

God of War is a single-player game with an approximate duration of 30 hours. It offers several different modes based on the difficulty level:

  • Give me a story: The user-friendly mode, for those who want to enjoy the story without a challenging experience. Enemies take more damage, are affected by effects, and do less damage.
  • Give me a balanced experience: The casual mode, for those who want a balanced experience and enjoy the story.
  • Give me a challenge: The hard mode, for those who want a challenging experience. Enemies have more health, deal more damage, and status effect damage. Enemies are also harder to stun.
  • Give me god of war: The very hardcore mode, for those who want to embody their inner god, and are looking for the most challenging game experience. Once chosen, you won't be able to change it during the game. Enemies will turn into elite enemies once damaged, they deal maximum damage, have max health, take little damage, and are much less prone to status effects. All the enemies will be faster, and they can only be wall-pinned if they are mid-hair. Kratos will also take more damage, and he will be much more affected by all kinds of effects.

Age rating

It has been rated PEGI 18, it is therefore for an adult audience only. There are scenes of explicit violence with pain sounds and blood effects.

System requirements

  • Operating system: WIndows 10 64 bits.
  • Storage: 80 GB available space

Other systems

God of War is also available for PS4.

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