There’s no getting around it – God of War coming to PC is a properly massive event. Indeed, no longer will PC gamers have to gaze with envious eyes at their PlayStation siblings because as of January 2022, Kratos will be bringing his particularly compelling blend of hi-octane brutality and miserable dad energy to PC gamers at last. What should we expect from God of War’s first outing on PC then? Well, I’m glad you asked.
Massively Enhanced Visuals
Starting with the numerous improvements that God of War PC boasts over its PS4 counterpart, God of War’s leap to PC has brought with it a veritable raft of visual upgrades that simply weren’t possible on Sony’s last generation console. Boasting native 4K resolution visuals, in addition to greatly improved reflections, higher resolution shadows and unlocked framerates, this is absolutely the very best God of War has ever looked (and it was no slouch to begin with).
God of War PC Brings an All-New Ultra-Wide Presentation
From the awe-inspiring sense of sweep and scale, not to mention its embrace of the same ‘single take’ cinematography trick recently leveraged by Sam Mendes’ superb WW1 jaunt, God of War is an authentic cinematic experience that cribs as much from the silver screen as it does from anywhere else. As such, the addition of an ultra-wide display option in the 21:9 ratio means that all of those cinematic qualities will be magnified duly, allowing players to fully immerse themselves in an eye-opening expansion of God of War’s visual presentation.
An Epic Foray Into Norse Mythology Like No Other
Another reason why God of War has lingered so long in the consciousness of gamers around the world is its full-throated and unflinching take on Norse mythology. Beautifully depicting an expansive range of realms from a pre-Viking era, God of War’s take on Norse mythology is very much rooted in the gods and monsters of those stories, as Kratos tangles with all manner of ogres, trolls, Valkyries and much, much more besides. Quite simply, if you’re looking to utterly fill your boots with all manner of vengeful Norse gods and monsters, then God of War will absolutely be your huckleberry.
A Surprisingly Touching And Emotional Tale
Though Kratos earns every bit of his titular moniker as the savage God of War, his PC debut presents players with something approaching a softer side for its protagonist; making him a much more complex character rather than the largely one-dimensional, angry bearded man he was in previous games. Emotionally anchored by his son Atreus, who wants nothing more than to earn the respect of his big, gruff dad, we begin to see layers peel off of Kratos, gradually revealing the damaged and ironically rather human soul that lurks beneath his seemingly ironclad exterior. Don’t believe us? Check out what we had to say about it way back in 2018.
One Of The Best Designed Action RPGs Ever Made
There’s a reason why when it was released on PlayStation 4 back in 2018 that God of War won over 30 Game of the Year awards from numerous publications. Encompassing a pitch-perfect blend of sophisticated combat, compelling exploration, deep progression and enough secrets to keep you searching long after the credits have completed their roll, God of War’s 2018 incarnation takes the best tenets of a timeless action RPG such as The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and fashions a Game of the Generation level spectacle from them.
If you’re getting ready to go Norse with God of War on PC, head over to our store and grab it today – you’ll soon be shouting BOY with the best of them.