God of War is an action-adventure game for the PlayStation 4 and the eighth title in the God of War series. The game follows an older, more mature Kratos as he and his son Atreus go on a journey to fulfill the last wish of Kratos's newly deceased wife. Along the way, the two encounter creatures and gods from Norse mythology.

The game features numerous changes from its predecessors, being based in Norse mythology rather than Greek and re-inventing its gameplay.


Many years have passed since Kratos's destruction of Olympus. Since then, he has moved to the realm of Midgard, where he has married a woman named Faye and sired a son, Atreus.