Explore God of War's depths... 

Dive into the mythology of Sony Santa Monica’s epic action adventure with behind-the-scenes podcasts, videos and articles. 

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Behind-the-scenes bestiary

The monsters of God of War

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. 


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.


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.


Director’s commentary

Game director Cory Barlog takes you through some of God of War’s pivotal scenes in these spoiler heavy videos – if you’ve not already completed the game, watch at your own risk…


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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 armour, 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 customisation options with extremely powerful new armour 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.

Whispers from the heavens

God of War podcasts

        Join Myths and Legends podcast host Jason Weiser as he takes you through a series of interviews with the development team behind God of War. 

Episode 1 – the tale of Groa

Join a powerful seer on a quest for her lost love, discovering that true knowledge comes at a cost…

After the story, delve into a behind-the-scenes chat with God of War’s creative director Cory Barlog and story lead Matt Sophos.

Episode 2 – the origin of Dragur

Discover the tragic tale of one of Midgard’s most horrific creatures.

After the story, stay tuned for a conversation with Rafael Grassetti (principal character artist) and Bruno Velazquez (principal animator) about how these creatures come to life in God of War.

Episode 3 – the tale of the Dead Stone Mason

Join the skilled giant Thamur and the plight created by his young son as they attempt to deal with the  Aesir gods…

Following this legend, enjoy an interview with composer Bear McCreary that explores the game's epic score. 

Episode 4 – the origin of the Leviathan Axe

Visit the Huldra brothers, Brok and Sindri, as they craft a weapon to rival Thor’s hammer, Mjölnir – unaware of the fate which awaits it…

Keep listening after the story for an interview with Jason McDonald, lead gameplay designer, and Jeet Shroff, lead gameplay engineer.

Episode 5 – like father, like son

Follow young Atreus' on his first journey into the Norse wilds, where danger lurks around every corner…

Stay tuned after this tale for an interview with God of War’s story lead, Matt Sophos.

Episode 6 – the Sundering of Jötunheim

Delve into the tale of Týr, whose attempts to build a magnificent temple to help travel between the realms results in tragedy…  

Keep listening after this legend for an interview with Nate Stephens, lead environment artist, and Luke Berliner, lead environment concept artist.

Episode 7 – the first Great War

Heed the tale of a conflict that forever changed the Norse landscape, as the tension between the Vanir and Aesir begins to boil over.

After the story, join us for an interview with senior systems designer Anthony Dimento and lead level designer Luis Sanchez.

Episode 8 – an eye for an eye

Hear a tale of Odin's madness and what became of those who tried to stop it, as the One-Eyed King turned against his most trusted advisor, Mimir.

Stay tuned afterward for a conversation between creative director, Cory Barlog, Chris Judge (voice actor for Kratos), and Sunny Suljic (voice actor for Atreus).


Animated tales of God of War history

Uncover the secrets that rest within the Lost Pages of Norse Myth, revealing more of God of War’s savage lore. 

The dead Stone Mason

Watch the tragic tale of a giant attempting to protect his homeland in the unforgiving world of God of War.

A saga borne of ash

Witness a special God of War performance that brings Kratos' world to life in a startling new way…


Witness the first Great War

Get closer to the incredible mural which depicts the events of the Vanir and Aesir’s fateful meeting – and what happened after…


Rebuilding Kratos’ world

Discover how God of War’s journey from the Greek pantheon to Norse mythology started from just one piece of concept art.