God of War Will Be The Biggest Exclusive Debut on PS4

The result, I am happy to say, is My Spirit Animal: Kratos from God of War. It marks a change of scenery as the inspiration has moved on from Greek to Norse mythology, and you now have your son Atreus in tow to train in the ways of the gods. Other non-exclusives that come close to a tie with God of War are Persona 5 and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, which both have an average score of 93. The game takes character progression a few steps forward, though, with more traditional RPG experience and crafting systems.

It works at range, too - Kratos is capable of lobbing it at enemies, freezing them in place and dealing huge amounts of damage. While previous games focused mostly on revenge, God of War focuses nearly exclusively on the relationship between Kratos and his son, Atreus, and their lengthy journey to fulfil the last wishes of a deceased loved one. Once you throw his axe, it can be quickly retrieved by pressing the square button, much like Thor's hammer in the Marvel movies. And even when she does get captured, the game gives you a generous window of time to shoot the villain dragging her away before you get a game over.

One of the most eagerly anticipated games of the year - God of War - hit the shops with a bang today.

Hacksilver is the currency in this edition of God of War. The scenery in God of War reminds me so much of those days when I was young, with paths lines with trees and greenery haphazardly strewn about on the ground, and little streams of water between hills. You'll find it when the game wants you to find it, but at that point, use it. Enemies appear out of nowhere, attacking from all sides, and bosses require strategy and skill to bring down. If you can't wait, we recommend taking a trip to some Game stores where it may still be in stock for £119.99.

That is all for our God of War Difficulty Settings guide with an explanation of what each of the difficulty settings does what. And that's why it's so remarkable that Atreus is the best part of the whole damn game.

While leveling up Kratos and son isn't complicated, it provides a nice level of satisfaction and makes you really feel like you're getting stronger as the game progresses.

If you've checked out our God of War review you probably noticed that Kratos' latest outing is far from the bombastic, over the top fare we're accustomed to. Then you can tap the screen and your phone will project the land of Midgard (or rather, Earth) into the real world.

  • Kara Saunders