Kratos now lives as a man in the realm of Norse Gods and monsters, but in such a harsh world, will he be able to survive and, more importantly, teach his son to do the same?
Any gamer worth their salt will already know that 2018’s God of War was an incredible game, offering PlayStation owners the chance to experience one of the most memorable and emotional narratives that the world of video games has ever seen. Our protagonist and his son aren’t saving the world from disaster (that may be being kept for sequel Ragnarok expected later this year); they just want to honour their fallen wife and mother respectively, by scattering her ashes at the highest peak in all the realms.
Despite the wealth of monsters and mythological characters on display, the story feels as though it’s grounded in reality. Despair and grief are emotions explored and it doesn’t take long for players to feel a raw and gritty passion for both Kratos and his offspring, Atreus.
Those who enjoy puzzles will also love what God of War has to offer. They could be a little more challenging but, for the most-part, there’s enough to sometimes have you scratching your head, without making you want to quit altogether.
Exclusive to PlayStation consoles since its release, PC gamers have been hoping that it would make the leap to the platform without too much delay. Thankfully, that day has come, with a wealth of upgrades to performance, graphics and more.
Visuals have of course been enhanced for PC, with true 4K resolution on supported devices and unlocked frame rates so that you can truly customise and play your way. God of War looked ahead of its time thanks to its beauty upon its 2018 release; now once again, it looks as though it’s a game of the future, rather one that has been available for over three years.
NVIDIA Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) is available here, boosting frame rates to generate stunning imagery on Nvidia GPUs, enhancing the graphics quality dramatically without sacrificing performance. There were only a handful of moments throughout my 25-hour+ playthrough where the screen would slightly stagger for a moment; and this was whilst also running Discord and Twitch on Google Chrome.
If you never got the chance to play God of War upon its original release, this is the version you’ll want to experience. It’ll be a title you’ll be hard-pressed to forget.
God of War is available now on PC via Steam. A code for the game was given to Female First in exchange for a fair and honest review.
The game was reviewed on an MSI GF65 Thin 10UE gaming laptop with NVIDIA RTX 3060 graphics card.
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