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After wiping out the gods of Mount Olympus, Kratos moves on to the frigid lands of Scandinavia, where he and his son must embark on an odyssey across a dangerous world of gods and monsters.

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Cory Barlog

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Judge ... Kratos (voice)
Sunny Suljic ... Atreus (voice)
Jeremy Davies ... Baldur (voice)
Danielle Bisutti ... Freya (voice)
Alastair Duncan ... Mimir (voice)
Robert Craighead ... Brok (voice)
Adam J. Harrington ... Sindri (voice) (as Adam Harrington)
Carole Ruggier ... Athena (voice)
Corey Burton ... Zeus (voice)
Nolan North ... Modi / Additional Voices (voice)
Troy Baker ... Magni (voice)
Jim Pirri ... Additional Voices (voice)
Jon Olson Jon Olson ... Additional Voices (voice)
Lex Lang ... Additional Voices (voice)
Jamieson Price ... Additional Voices (voice)
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Kratos, the God of War, has defeated the Gods of Olympus and has started his life anew, in one of the Nine Realms of Norse Mythology: Midgard; he now has a son named Atreus, whom he had with his late wife Faye. Together, Kratos and Atreus travel across The Realms to scatter Faye's ashes from the highest peak in all the land. Written by Johnny

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Language:

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Release Date:

20 April 2018 (USA) See more »

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Troy Baker and Nolan North voice the characters of brothers Magni and Modi. They previously voice acted Brothers Nathan Drake and Samuel Drake respectively in Naughty Dog's Uncharted 4: A Thief's End. They also worked together in Naughty Dog's The Last of Us with Troy Baker voicing Joel and Nolan North voicing antagonist David. See more »

Quotes

Atreus: [to Freya] You live alone?
Freya: It's better this way.
Atreus: Yeah. My father doesn't like people either.
Kratos: Boy.
Atreus: Well... you don't.
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A masterful action and story-driven game and one of the best reboots ever
28 April 2018 | by t-g-1998See all my reviews

Just platinumed this masterpiece yesterday. A reboot that does what reboots should do - provide a fresh, modern take on a franchise whose formula was getting stale. God of War (2018) not only retains the brutal, high-octane combat and the focus on mythology (this time Norse mythology) but also turns the franchise into an open-linear (bloodborne inspired), narrative-driven experience, which was something I would have never expected from a God of War game. The story finally has maturity and a great understanding of the central character, as well as a compelling father-son relationship that grows in interesting and quite emotional ways, and it was carefully planned out with every action and cinematic created in motion capture and seamlessly blending gameplay with cutscenes, creating a continuous shot story throughout, also with no loading screens ever after booting the game.

The gameplay offers more options than ever with more expansive enemy types, badass runic attacks and special moves, as well as the always satisfactory throwing of the axe and pulling it back like I'm Thor. There's a broad skill tree, armor with enchantments that we can use to up our stats (strength, runic, defense, luck, cooldown) and upgrades we can make to pretty much everything we carry, its RPG elements were well placed. The boss fights are perhaps the biggest disappointment compared to the other games, not as epic or cinematic. But the rest of the combat I think it's definitely an improvement.

The graphics are the best I've seen on a PS4, especially the character design, Santa Monica has a reputation of pushing the Playstation hardware to the max and this is another great example. There's also interesting end game and side stuff to do, so it wasn't bothersome to get the rest of the trophies (except for one hardcore boss).

Overall I feel like this is everything right with modern gaming, it combines all the good stuff that makes a singleplayer story-driven game but without making it too linear or limited, but expansive and always evolving as we go through its ~20-hour story, always with fresh locations, combat moves, puzzles, exploration, characters, story surprises, etc. It plays great, it looks great and it's a step forward in videogame storytelling


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