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The best God of War game of all time is... well, you'll have to read the article to find out which one it is.

God of War 2018
The best God of War game ever is... | © Sony

Well, friends, what do you think... was 2022 a good gaming year so far, or were you disappointed? No matter what the answer is, there's a huge highlight waiting for us this year: The release of God of War Ragnarok can't come fast enough.

To get ourselves, and of course you as well, hyped up for the upcoming game, we asked ourselves what the best God of War game ever is. Minor spoiler: the answer to that should be pretty clear. Find out what the best God of War game is here.

The Best God of War Game Of All time

If you're looking for the best God of War game of all time, there are several things you need to consider. Of course, what you personally like is always subjective and difficult to generalize. After all, there are also people who only love trash games and have fun with them.

However, whether the developers have made a real effort and created a really nice game can be determined by a few factors. Sold units, user reviews and active player numbers say a lot about the quality of a title. So... let's take this into account and apply it to the God of War saga. The best game of the entire series is... *drum roll please*... God of War (2018).

God of PlayStation – God of War 2018

God of War (2018) can be called the God of PlayStation, and with good reason. After all, the game has sold around 20 million copies, making it one of the most successful PS4 games of all time. This puts the story about Kratos and his son in the same league as GTA V, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End or Call of Duty.

The user reviews also sing the game's praises. No matter what you think of user reviews, an average of 9.1 with more than 20,000 reviews is definitely impressive. It also has a metascore of 94 from the press. So God of War for the PlayStation 4 has delivered on all fronts... and that despite being completely different from its predecessors.

Why does everyone seem to be celebrating the game? Well, here are a few reasons for its huge success....

Embrace Modernity

When something has lasted for years or even decades and the formula for success is then reformulated and shuffled in one fell swoop, critics and haters usually come crawling out of their holes very quickly. However, SCE Santa Monica Studio and Sony have shown that it can be done differently and that the risk can pay off. Although God of War 3 was able to deliver a satisfying ending for many fans, the developers apparently knew exactly what they were doing when they turned the entire franchise inside out. After all, the success speaks for itself.

Before God of War (2018), we only knew Kratos as a crude god-slayer who did not give a care about anyone or anything. Here, however, we get to know a completely different side of our poster boy - Kratos is a bit older, becomes a bit of a softie and shows an inner conflict. The most important part of the story is his son Atreus and how their relationship develops over the course of the adventure.

To emphasize that again: Kratos had evolved over the years from a badass fighter who takes on every deity and monster to a somewhat calmer father who doesn't want his son to make the same mistakes he did. It probably can't be denied by anyone that this doesn't exactly sound like the God of War we had come to know the last decade. And it could have gone wrong if everything in the game hadn't been so damn awesome....

God of War 2018
Explore amazing environments in God of War. | © Sony

Why God of War (2018) is so good

Sometimes we wish we could reset our heads like a PC, so we could "re-experience" games like God of War. The world that the developers have created here has more than earned that. The setting is insanely well-made, the map cleverly invites exploration, and the dialogue between Kratos and Atreus evoke fatherly feelings even in me – and I'm only 23. Even the shift from Olympic gods to Norse mythology is a welcome change.

More than any other game in the series, God of War (2018) manages to keep us hooked with variety in gameplay. You definitely won't get bored in the almost 30 hours of runtime. If you've had enough of fighting for a while (which, by the way, isn't easy even on normal difficulty), you should simply take a look around off the beaten path. Small puzzles, secret paths and hidden crates will make sure that your brain gets enough dopamine.

Don't worry, the brutal and exciting executions – which we all appreciate and love with Kratos – are still here, of course.

God of War Ragnarök – How The Saga Will Go On

So the current God of War not only revolutionized the franchise, but was also a kind of “next step” for the entire gaming market. So there are hardly any bigger footprints that God of War Ragnarök can... or must... step into.

The sequel is slated for release on November 9, 2022.
Is anyone still surprised that no one can wait for the release of the new part? No? Not us either. We have of course already pre-ordered the game – it's about time that you do too. Even if you, unfortunately, still have to make due with the PlayStation 4...

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