God of War

Sony Interactive Entertainment
PS4Standard Edition
Included in the PS Plus Collection (for PS Plus subscribers with a PS5™)
Game overview

A bold new beginning

Kratos is a father again. As mentor and protector to Atreus, a son determined to earn his respect, he is forced to deal with and control the rage that has long defined him while out in a very dangerous world with his son.

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

Enter the Norse realm

His vengeance against the Gods of Olympus years behind him, Kratos now lives as a man in the realm of Norse Gods and monsters. It is in this harsh, unforgiving world that he must fight to survive… And teach his son to do the same.

A second chance

Kratos is a father again. As mentor and protector to Atreus, a son determined to earn his respect, he is forced to deal with and control the rage that has long defined him while out in a very dangerous world with his son.

A darker, more elemental world

From the marble and columns of ornate Olympus to the gritty forests, mountains, and caves of Pre-Viking Norse lore, this is a distinctly new realm with its own pantheon of creatures, monsters, and gods.

Visceral physical combat

With an over the shoulder free camera that brings the player closer to the action than ever before, fights in God of War mirror the pantheon of Norse creatures Kratos will face: grand, gritty, and grueling. A new main weapon and new abilities retain the defining spirit of God of War while presenting a vision of violent conflict that forges new ground in the genre.

God of War’s monsters

Get closer to the terrifying beasts that await you on Kratos and Atreus’ perilous quest.

Do you have the nerve to face off against the likes of the undead Draugr, the magical Revenant, or the fearsome Fire Troll? 

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.

RELIVE AN EPIC ADVENTURE

New Game+ mode

Finished Kratos’ quest? Don’t retire your axe just yet – once you complete the story campaign of God of War on any difficulty, you unlock New Game+. This mode lets you:
 
  • Relive the journey of Kratos and Atreus with all of your previous armor, enchantments, talismans, resources, and abilities on the difficulty of your choosing.
  • Test your skills against higher level enemies, some with deadly new abilities.
  • Collect ‘Skap Slag’, a new resource to craft and upgrade your gear.
  • Explore new customization options, with extremely powerful new armor sets and enchantments, to let you play in a new way.
  • Skip through cinematics in both normal and New Game+ modes once a full play through has been completed.

Available on PlayStation Store

Editions

Standard Edition

    Digital Deluxe Edition

    • God of War PS4™ Dynamic Theme
    • “Exile’s Guardian” Shield Skin
    • “Death’s Vow” Armor for Kratos
    • “Death’s Vow” Armor for Atreus

    God of War - Digital Comic Book Issue 1

      Buy God of War on Blu-ray disc

      The PlayStation Plus Collection

      This title is included in the PlayStation Plus Collection – a selection of generation-defining PS4 games available to PlayStation Plus subscribers at no extra cost.

      Visit the PlayStation Plus hub to find out what other games are included, and discover the other great benefits you can access with a PlayStation Plus subscription.

      Platform:
      PS4
      Release:
      4/20/2018
      Publisher:
      Sony Interactive Entertainment
      Genre:
      Action
      To play this game on PS5, your system may need to be updated to the latest system software. Although this game is playable on PS5, some features available on PS4 may be absent. See PlayStation.com/bc for more details.

      Online features require an account and are subject to terms of service and applicable privacy policy (playstationnetwork.com/terms-of-service & playstationnetwork.com/privacy-policy).

      Software subject to license (us.playstation.com/softwarelicense).

      One-time license fee for play on account’s designated primary PS4™ system and other PS4™ systems when signed in with that account.

      ©2018 Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC. God of War is a trademark of Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC.
      Sony Interactive Entertainment Privacy Policy & EULA