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God of War PC Review

God of War PC Review
God of War PC Review
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God of War, one of the best games the game world has seen in recent years, has been talked about since its debut and has become a phenomenon. Developed by Santa Monica Studio, God of War is one of the best games in the world according to many authorities. Fascinating players with its visuals, story and gameplay, God of War provides an unforgettable gaming experience for many years. 

The story of the God of War series ended with God of War 3. God of War Ascension, released in 2013, went back in time and explored the unknown aspects of Kratos’ life. After this game, which was not enough for many God of War fans, the God of War series was silent until God of War, which was developed as  a reboot in 2018, was released.

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It is impossible not to review God of War, one of the best PS4 games that has taken the world by storm . In this article, we will talk about God of War in detail. Our God of War PC review begins. 

Story

Kratos’ story actually ended with God of War 3. The notebook of Kratos, who had killed almost all the gods in Greek mythology, was closed. Kratos left his past behind in this game and somehow went to the northern lands. Kratos, who buried his previous life deep, became a husband and father. In this play, which is about the aftermath of our spouse’s death, we are faced with a very sad, dignified, dejected and secretive Kratos. After our spouse dies, we set out to shed his ashes from the highest peak of the realm. Essentially a journey story, God of War is a good example of how deep a simple story on paper can be when masterfully told.

Before we set off with our son Atreus , we meet Baldur . This character, who attacks us and causes us to start our journey earlier, does not leave us throughout the game. During our journey, we cross paths with the gods and many mythological creatures in this land, although we can communicate well with some of them, many of them attack us and we as Kratos drive them out.

God of War PC Review

Although the story seems like a simple road story, it contains much more than that. Our inexperienced child can make many mistakes during our journey. The relationship of Kratos, an experienced god, with his child is really worth seeing. The conflict between Atreus, a boy who knows his world better than we do, and Kratos, a supreme being who has lived through, is much more than a simple father-son conflict. It is quite enjoyable to watch Kratos educate his son, who is dealing with Atreus, who is trying to discover his own powers.

In terms of storytelling, God of War did a pretty good job. The current story and the story of the universe we live in are not just being told to you. While traveling between regions, going from place to place, in long elevator sequences, while climbing to a place, we listen to the conversations of father and son. Atreus is constantly asking us something or commenting on things he sees on the road. As players, we are constantly learning new information and story pieces about the universe. If you are a player who likes to explore the environment and want to get lost in the story, God of War will please you.

God of War PC Review

Graphic

God of War first debuted on Playstation 4 in 2018. God of War’s graphics were so good that it had a quality that pushed all the limits of Playstation 4. God of War, which shows us what Playstation 4 can do, has a visual quality that cannot be distinguished from cinema. In some scenes, it is very difficult to distinguish whether you are actually watching a movie or game cinematic. 

God of War, which already offers very high-end graphics on Playstation 4, debuted on PC on January 14, 2022, and the already very good graphics got even better and rose to a level that can be considered a show. Perfectly optimized for PC, God of War has better graphics than any other game. 

God of War PC Review

Art Direction

From the first moment you start playing God of War, you realize that you are not playing any game. The reason for this is undoubtedly the mastery of the art direction of the game. Each cinematic, each venue has been meticulously crafted and well thought out. Each frame of God of War, which has a very strong artistic aspect, looks like a painting.

Undoubtedly, cutscenes are the area where art direction is felt the most. Especially in the tense cutscenes where there is no static and action, the emotions are reflected to you with a perfect mastery. The cinematics, which make you feel like you are watching a movie made by a master director, are quite magnificent.

God of War PC Review

Musics

As in previous God of War games, unique tunes await us in this game. The God of war series has always been a prominent production with its music. Epic soundtracks and epic tunes are carefully crafted to keep players engaged and in mood. 

The music in the game does not compromise its effectiveness even when listened to independently of the game. If you are into music in general, the music of God of War will enchant you as well.

Gameplay and Combat System

One of the most important parameters that make God of War God of War is undoubtedly the combat system and gameplay. In the previous games of the God of War series , a Hack’n’Slash style of gameplay was dominant. The 6-game series had a similar gameplay in general, and this gameplay was almost referred to as God of War. This iconic gameplay was not used in God of War, which came out in 2018, and a completely redesigned gameplay was designed.

Our main weapon in God of War is our axe. Our fists and shield also accompany us in the fight. We will have another weapon in the later parts of the game, but we will not talk about this weapon in order to avoid spoilers and not to spoil the fun of the people who will play the game in the future. Those who have played the old games will know that there are many different weapons in God of War games, and we develop these weapons further as we progress through the game, and as a result, we play a Kratos armed with a wide variety of weapons. In this game, if we do not count the weapon we acquired later, most of our time is spent with our axe. Mjolnir we know from northern mythologyWe have an ax similar to . Thanks to this ax that comes back to our hands after being thrown, we can use our weapon both in close combat and in long-range combat. Fighting at long range is very important because many of our enemies can attack us from afar. If you think that finishing the whole game with a single ax will offer a monotonous gameplay, you are very wrong. Fighting with the ax is both very satisfying and possible to make quite a variety of combos.

God of War PC Review

To give an example of combos, it is possible to knock down an enemy by throwing your axe. You can kill your fallen enemy with an ax by punching or pulling your ax back. You can make combos using light and heavy attacks in a variety of ways. As your level progresses, you can unlock new abilities using the experience points you earn, and each skill you unlock adds new features to your ax and diversifies your gameplay. In short, the producer Santa Monica Studio has created such a complex gameplay and combat system with a single ax that it is impossible not to admire. 

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Another factor affecting the combat system is undoubtedly our son Atreus. Our son, who is very effective in long-distance fights, can occasionally jump on the back of the enemies and hug them around his neck and neutralize them for a short time. It is also extremely easy to finish off the enemies that have been incapacitated. Don’t forget to improve Atreus’ bow and quiver while playing the game, because it’s very useful in combat.

God of War PC Review

Another factor that affects gameplay is puzzles. Puzzles are one of the components that take the most time apart from advancing and fighting in the game. These puzzles, which we are also familiar with from the old God of War games, are extremely well thought out and their difficulty is not such as to cause hair loss. Some are a little daunting, but they’re extremely well-balanced puzzles that you’ll find with a little thought. We solve puzzles by throwing our axe, commanding Atreus, and sometimes using our son’s arrows. As you progress in the game and gain new equipment, the number of puzzles we can solve increases. It is possible to pass a puzzle that you could not solve at the beginning of the game or a place you could not pass with the item you obtained in another part of the game. This triggers your urge to visit regions on the map more than once.

God of War PC Review

Atmosphere and Earth

The game, which takes place in northern mythology, contains a lot of nordic elements. Besides familiar names such as Odin, Thor, Freya , it is possible to learn a lot of new terms and names. The world of the game is stitched up to the smallest detail. In this world, which has a very variable color palette, you have the chance to see different places by wandering around the land. While wandering through the greenery, you can suddenly find yourself in Hel , the place of the dead. It is possible to teleport to a rocky area with flames gushing from a place dominated by cold and blue tones in seconds. The game, which uses darkness and light very well, takes you to unique places. 

The atmosphere in the game makes you feel like you are really there. Building a whole and solid universe is no easy task, but God of War has done it best. You get the feeling that you are really there while playing the game. Music, graphics, sounds and every detail you see in the environment adds to the atmosphere of the game. The atmosphere draws you into the game so much that you never want to close the game. When the atmosphere of God of War is combined with enjoyable gameplay and fluid story, you don’t even realize how time flies at the beginning of the game.

God of War PC Review

Another factor affecting the atmosphere of God of War is the technology of the game. While playing the game from the very beginning to the end, you do not encounter the loading screen in any way. If you do not die in the game, the game is not interrupted in any way. While teleporting, traveling from one place to another, you never see a loading screen. If you finish the game without dying, you can experience it uninterrupted as if you were watching a movie. Since the cutscenes are made with the in-game engine, the entrance and exit of the cinematic cutscenes are extremely smooth. This uninterrupted gaming experience adds another plus to the impressive atmosphere of God of War. Thus, you never get disconnected from the game and you get a fluent gaming experience.

How Many GB of God of War?

God of War takes up 70 GB of space on the PC. When we consider the wide world and graphics quality of God of War, 70 GB of space is quite understandable. Considering the storage space of some of today’s big production games exceeding 100 GB, it is normal for God of War to be a little too big.

God of War System Requirements

Minimum:

  • Requires 64-bit processor and operating system.
  • Operating System: Windows 10 64-bit.
  • Processor: Intel i5-2500k (4 cores 3.3 GHz) or AMD Ryzen 3 1200. (4 cores 3.1 GHz)
  • Memory: 8GB of RAM.
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GTX 960 (4GB) or AMD R9 290X. (4GB)
  • DirectX: Version 11.
  • Storage: 70 GB of available space.

God of War PC Review

Suggested:

  • Requires 64-bit processor and operating system.
  • Operating System: Windows 10 64-bit.
  • Processor: Intel i5-6600k (4 cores 3.5 GHz) or AMD Ryzen 5 2400 G. (4 cores 3.6 GHz)
  • Memory: 8GB of RAM.
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GTX 1060 (6GB) or AMD RX 570. (4GB)
  • DirectX: Version 11.
  • Storage: 70 GB of available space.

God of War PC Review

Advantages of the PC Version of God of War

Although the game was originally developed for PS4, the PC optimization of the game is close to perfect. The PC version of God of War is so good that we can say that the game was made for PC. God of War gives much better performance on PC thanks to NVIDIA DLSS and Reflex support. The PC version, where you can reach high frame rates and get a much smoother gaming experience, is really good enough to play the game again.

With faithfully enhanced visuals, God of War looks much better on PC. It is also possible to experience God of War on your screen in 21:9 format with ultra wide screen support.

God of War PC Review

God of War Review Ratings

  • PlayStation LifeStyle – 100 / 100
  • Push Square – 100 / 100
  • IGN – 100 / 100
  • Shacknews – 90 / 100
  • Destructoid – 100 / 100
  • COGconnected – 95 / 100
  • GamePro – 93 / 100
  • Guardian – 100 / 100
  • PlayStation Universe – 95 / 100
  • Everyeye.it – ​​95 / 100
  • Gaming Nexus – 95 / 100
  • Worth Playing – 92 / 100
  • Hardcore Gamer – 90 / 100
  • Gameblog – 100 / 100
  • GamesRadar+ – 100 / 100
  • USgamer – 100 / 100
  • TheSixthAxis – 80 / 100
  • GameMAG – 100 / 100
  • Wccftech – 100 / 100
  • Game Informer – 98 / 100
  • Just Push Start – 97 / 100
  • Gamersky – 97 / 100
  • The Games Machine – 97 / 100
  • Gadgets 360 – 100 / 100
  • GamingBolt – 100 / 100
  • Polygon – 100 / 100
  • We Got This Covered – 100 / 100
  • Game Revolution – 100 / 100
  • ZTGD – 100 / 100
  • GamingTrend – 100 / 100
  • CGMagazine – 100 / 100
  • GameSpot – 90 / 100
  • GamesBeat – 90 / 100

As you can see, God of War is such a good game that many game review sites have given the game a score of 90 or more out of 100. God of War’s Metacritic scores are also quite high. God of War has a PS4 Metacritic score of 94 and a user rating of 9.1. God of War has a PC Metacritic score of 93 and a user score of 8.5. We can say that God of War got quite good scores for Metacritic.

As Tamindir, we give 10/10 to God of War. Offering a near-perfect gaming experience, God of War is a masterpiece. It is a quality game that can impress even many people who are distant from games.

God of War PC Review

Does God of War Have Any Bad Sides?

Reviews are generally articles where the good and bad aspects of the games are evaluated and explained in detail, but it is very difficult to say anything negative about God of War.

Some parts of the game were criticized in Ekşi Sözlük, Youtube and Metacritic user comments. Some players who do not like the Atreus character very much did not find it right that the story proceeded through Atreus. Speaking more than Kratos in the game, Atreus was found to be antipathetic due to some of his behaviors and mistakes. It is not known whether the game is a bad thing, but Atreus is one of the things that are mentioned negatively about the game.

Another criticism about the game is that it is extremely radical. There are also many who do not like that Kratos should never have been in Northern Mythology, Kratos’ changed personality and new combat system. Players who want to see a current continuation of the old games have expressed their discontent on the relevant platform.

Conclusion

God of War is a masterpiece that has made a great reboot on the 6-game series and has written its name in the history of the game with gold letters. He showed us how to make a good reboot. God of War, which is not only one of the best games of recent years, but one of the best games ever, deserves great respect. We recommend God of War to almost everyone, which offers a near-perfect experience with its story, scenario, graphics and gameplay.

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