God of War

God of War (2018) Review: A one-of-a-kind journey

Kratos comes back swinging.

God of War is an action-adventure video game developed by Santa Monica Studio and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. The game is a soft reboot of the God of War series, which previously focused on Greek mythology, and instead centers on Norse mythology. The game was released on April 20, 2018, for the PlayStation 4 and received widespread critical acclaim for its graphics, gameplay, storytelling, and character development.

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One of the most notable features of God of War (2018) is its stunning graphics. The game features a detailed and realistic world, filled with beautiful landscapes, intricate architecture, and detailed character models. The game also employs a camera system that follows Kratos and his son Atreus from a single, unbroken shot, creating a cinematic experience that immerses the player in the game’s world.


God of War (2018) introduces several new gameplay mechanics while retaining the series’ signature combat system. Kratos can now use his Leviathan Axe to throw and recall, as well as use it for close-quarters combat. Atreus can also assist Kratos in combat, shooting arrows and distracting enemies, adding a new layer of strategy to battles. The game also features a progression system where Kratos and Atreus can earn experience points to unlock new abilities and upgrade their equipment.


God of War (2018) is a poignant story about a father and son’s journey through grief and loss. Kratos, a former Greek god, has settled in the realm of Midgard and now has a son, Atreus, whom he is tasked with raising after his wife’s death. When Atreus’s mother passes away, Kratos and Atreus embark on a journey to scatter her ashes at the highest peak in all the realms. Along the way, they encounter various gods and creatures from Norse mythology, each with their own motivations and agendas.

Character development

The character development in God of War (2018) is a standout feature of the game. Kratos, previously a one-dimensional character motivated solely by revenge, is given new depth and complexity in this installment. His relationship with Atreus is explored in detail, as he struggles to connect with his son and reconcile his violent past. Atreus, too, grows throughout the game, becoming more confident and capable as he learns about his heritage and the world around him.

Final Thoughts

Overall, God of War (2018) is a remarkable game that lives up to its hype. Its stunning graphics, engaging gameplay, and powerful storytelling make it a must-play for any fan of the action-adventure genre. The game’s success and critical acclaim have earned it a place as one of the best games of the PlayStation 4 era.

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Ethan is the founder of Shark Games and oversees all site content. Having been a dedicated gamer for over 20 years, he has a passion for both digital card games and story-driven adventure games. He's reached the "Legend" rank in both Standard and Wild modes in Hearthstone. God of War Ragnarok is his favorite game of all time, and he's 100% completed every game in the Ratchet and Clank franchise (except for the garbage ones on handhelds). He also sucks at League of Legends.