God Of War Is PS4's Highest Rated Exclusive On Metacritic

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God of War now has the distinction of being the highest-rated PlayStation 4 exclusive, based on aggregate scores at GameSpot sister site Metacritic ahead of its release. It ties The Last of Us Remastered for an aggregate of 95, but God of War has a larger pool of scores--as of time of writing, 89 to TLU's 69. Uncharted 4: A Thief's End rounds out the top three with an aggregate 93.

This result almost makes God of War the best-reviewed PlayStation 4 game overall, but that spot belongs to Grand Theft Auto V. It stands at a 97, where it's unlikely to be shaken anytime soon.

God of War takes Kratos out of his usual Greek environment into the realm of Norse mythology, this time watching over his son, Atreus. In our God of War review, Peter Brown said it's a "spectacular action game with epic set pieces, big-budget production values, and hard-hitting combat." Our review roundup showed a definite consistent tone among critics, who almost universally agreed that a refocus on building character paid off in a big way for this half-sequel, half-reboot.

If you need a refresher course on Kratos's bloody tour through the Greek pantheon, check out our history of the series. And if you're diving into the new game, we have 11 tips to know before starting.

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