Is God of War ps4 one of the best games of all time?

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#1 Posted by fileman3 (339 posts) -

Or you wouldn't quite put it that high?

I know I'm late to the party but oh my god this game is blowing me away

Graphics: no need to explain, theres already a 1,000 + reply thread discussing how amazing it looks lol

Game play: Never judge a book by its cover, i thought this was a simple button masher but its a actually a action rpg with great progression and leveling systems its awesome and the combat is deep and AMAZING

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#2 Edited by Zero_epyon (13331 posts) -

fileman3 marked this as the best answer

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@davillain- said:

@Zero_epyon: Talk about coincident list. I just happened to rank what was best but everyone knows Ascension was so bad, Sony even put it up for PS+ freebie at the time lol.

Hmm, I wasn't really a fan of GoW3. I played around 6 hours and became extremely bored. Might mean I won't be a huge fan of the new one.

The new one is very different from 3.

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#3 Posted by Ezekiel43 (1705 posts) -

Two out of five. Old games were better. Sony's full of pretentious asshats now.

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#4 Posted by dagubot (1370 posts) -

I'd rank it as one of my favorite games on the Playstation 4; along with Horizon.

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#5 Posted by npiet1 (2475 posts) -

I'd put it up there, don't think any game is the best of all time really.

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#6 Posted by blamix (863 posts) -

Well God of War and Witcher 3 are my top 2 this gen

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#7 Edited by sakaiXx (5911 posts) -

This gen? easily. Best game ever? needs more time. But do you know what is already one of the best of all time from this gen published by sony? its Bloodborne.

now bloodborne 2 plis.

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#8 Posted by Macutchi (6854 posts) -

one of the better game this gen, not all time

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#9 Posted by fileman3 (339 posts) -

@Macutchi: what's holding it back from all time status? Only part that's confusing is the story, but its my first GOW and I know nothing of Norse mythology

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#11 Posted by djoffer (1429 posts) -

It’s a good game, and possibly the best PS4 exclusive. To start saying it’s the best game of the generation, or all time is laughable.

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#12 Posted by phbz (4584 posts) -

Really loved the game but some issues keeps it from being a goat. The pace issues with Atreus story, already admitted by the developer, the two filler world and the repetition of enemy encounters. Still a great game.

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#13 Posted by Juub1990 (8672 posts) -

In my top 30 most likely.

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#14 Posted by Macutchi (6854 posts) -
@fileman3 said:

@Macutchi: what's holding it back from all time status? Only part that's confusing is the story, but its my first GOW and I know nothing of Norse mythology

for me the repetition in enemy encounters, particularly bosses, was quite a big one. and i found the "open world" aspect tiring, but it may have just come at a bad time for me after a lot of open-world-with-side-quests kind of games.

loads of positives but one or two personal niggles that will stop it from being an all time fave for me. i'm due a replay soon so all that's subject to change

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#15 Posted by rrjim1 (1745 posts) -

Far from it!

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#16 Edited by Heirren (2223 posts) -

Never played it. Gameplay looks like a step above Witcher3 but that aint saying much.

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#17 Posted by HalcyonScarlet (8444 posts) -

Is it even the best hack and slash game of all time? Genuinely, it's contesting Ninja Gaiden 1 and 2, DmC series and Bayonetta.

I'd say it more than has it's hand full in that competition ALONE.

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#18 Posted by Telekill (8549 posts) -

I liked the story much better than the originals. The gameplay was also better than the originals. Where the others were superior was the epic boss fights. Some of the bosses were incredible, especially on PS2.

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#19 Edited by KungfuKitten (26738 posts) -

What?

No. It's a good game. I would have given it a 9 I think. It ended a little abruptly imo. The characters were cool. Combat was fine. Exploration a bit minimalist. Didn't like the camera. Liked the presentation. Amount of content fine.

I really enjoyed it but I never once thought it elevated itself above other great games that I've played.

Same with The Last of Us. I know that there are people who feel similarly about that game and I thought it was great too, but not in a way that floored me. (I loooved the multiplayer though.)

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#20 Posted by jaydan (2389 posts) -

I think it's definitely going to be one of the standouts once the whole generation is done. God of War will easily be among the top 10 or even top 5 games when PS4's lifespan is done. Other games it will sit comfortably with will also be: Bloodborne, Horizon: Zero Dawn and Spider-Man.

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#21 Edited by DaVillain- (37519 posts) -

It sits right up next to my all time favorite PS4 game Horizon: Zero Dawn. God of War 4 was such an amazing game and I invest Kratos way more so and he's likable more then ever before. Santa Monica did a huge turn-around for the character and God of War franchise ditching from Greek to Norse was the right call. God of War 4 even beat RDR2 GOTY, that says alot.

This is how i rank all the God of War games I played and enjoy:

  1. God of War 3
  2. God of War 4 (PS4)
  3. God of War 2
  4. God of War 1
  5. God of war: Chains of Olympus (PSP)
  6. God of War: Ghost of Sparta (PSP)
  7. God of War: Ascension (this is clearly the worst GoW game I have ever played!)
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#22 Posted by AJStyles (1023 posts) -

One of the best games ever. Easily.

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#23 Edited by uninspiredcup (34354 posts) -

It's the first game where Kratos isn't what an Xboxlive gamers thinks they are in their head.

None sociopathic traits like, empathy, responsibility and something approaching a conscience.

Incredible stuff.

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#24 Posted by Miyomatic (2645 posts) -

It's easily up there, no doubt about it.

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#25 Posted by Pedro (35448 posts) -

Only if its the only game you played on the the system.

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#26 Edited by Star67 (4451 posts) -

It's definitely up there with best PS4 game and best game of the generation. Even if it isn't your personal best PS4 game or best of the generation. It IS in the conversation for most people.

The list below is the MC highest rated of all Time list.

  1. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)99
    • User: 9.1
    • Nov 23, 1998
  2. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 (PS)98
    • User: 7.4
    • Sep 20, 2000
  3. Grand Theft Auto IV (PS3)98
    • User: 7.5
    • Apr 29, 2008
  4. SoulCalibur (DC)98
    • User: 8.6
    • Sep 8, 1999
  5. Grand Theft Auto IV (X360)98
    • User: 7.9
    • Apr 29, 2008
  6. Super Mario Galaxy (WII)97
    • User: 9.0
    • Nov 12, 2007
  7. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (WII)97
    • User: 9.1
    • May 23, 2010
  8. Red Dead Redemption 2 (XONE)97
    • User: 7.5
    • Oct 26, 2018
  9. Grand Theft Auto V (XONE)97
    • User: 7.8
    • Nov 18, 2014
  10. Grand Theft Auto V (PS3)97
    • User: 8.3
    • Sep 17, 2013

I'm sorry but while many games on this list are fantastic games, some of them are definitely products of their time like Tony Hawk. I seriously doubt there's a large collection of people that consider Tony Hawk 2 to be the greatest game of all time. Which is why I don't think we should look at review scores to determine the GOAT.

Here is a top 10 list of GOAT contenders from Polygon in December 2017

  1. 1. Tetris
  2. 2. SMB3
  3. 3. Legend of Zelda (NES)
  4. 4. Doom
  5. 5. Pokemon Red and Blue
  6. 6. Ms. Pac Man
  7. 7. WOW
  8. 8. Mine Craft
  9. 9. Street Fighter 2
  10. 10. Super Metroid

And for Good measure her is a top 10 GOAT list from IGN

    • 1. Super Mario World
    • 2. Zelda OOT
    • 3. Portal
    • 4. Super Metroid
    • 5. Zelda A link to the Past
    • 6. SMB 3
    • 7. Tetris
    • 8. Half Life 2
    • 9. Red Dead Redemtion
    • 10. Super Mario 64

To me it looks like gaming journalism favors games with HUGE influence to their genre when considering a game to be GOAT. Super metroid has a game genre termed from it in Metroidvania, doom paved the way for all other FPS games, and Tetris is the STANDARD in what makes a good puzzle game.

While God of War PS4 is an amazing game, I don't think it paves the way or breaks new ground in game design like the other games in the above top ten lists. GOW refines and balances design in its respected genre, and does so with near perfection. But it's all elements we've seen in other games such as The Last of Us, Assassin's Creed, Dark Souls, and the previous God of War Games.

GOW doesn't make me scream THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING! GAMES WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN! Like I said before, that's not a bad thing, GOW plays it safe by taking some of the best aspects of the previous and current generation and perfects it, but it doesn't take any risks or tries anything new. So while it may be the game of the Generation or best PS4 game, I don't think we are going to look back on GOW 10 years from now and be like GOAT.

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#27 Edited by Zero_epyon (13331 posts) -
@davillain- said:

It sits right up next to my all time favorite PS4 game Horizon: Zero Dawn. God of War 4 was such an amazing game and I invest Kratos way more so and he's likable more then ever before. Santa Monica did a huge turn-around for the character and God of War franchise ditching from Greek to Norse was the right call. God of War 4 even beat RDR2 GOTY, that says alot.

This is how i rank all the God of War games I played and enjoy:

  1. God of War 3
  2. God of War 4 (PS4)
  3. God of War 2
  4. God of War 1
  5. God of war: Chains of Olympus (PSP)
  6. God of War: Ghost of Sparta (PSP)
  7. God of War: Ascension (this is clearly the worst GoW game I have ever played!)

Basically my list in that order.

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#28 Posted by DaVillain- (37519 posts) -

@Zero_epyon: Talk about coincident list. I just happened to rank what was best but everyone knows Ascension was so bad, Sony even put it up for PS+ freebie at the time lol.

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#29 Posted by jg4xchamp (61724 posts) -

7/10

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#30 Posted by Zero_epyon (13331 posts) -
@davillain- said:

@Zero_epyon: Talk about coincident list. I just happened to rank what was best but everyone knows Ascension was so bad, Sony even put it up for PS+ freebie at the time lol.

yeah it was. I was so disappointed.

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#31 Posted by R-Gamer (435 posts) -

@blamix: You have good taste in games my man.

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#32 Posted by dimebag667 (1261 posts) -

Nope

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#33 Posted by Heirren (2223 posts) -

The consensus on this forum is that it is the best visually but NOT the best playing.

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#34 Posted by cejay0813 (1546 posts) -

Not of all time.... but tis a gem nonetheless

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#35 Edited by the_bi99man (11273 posts) -

It's super good, but it has some issues. I thought it didn't do enough to incentivize the player to do side quests beyond the main story. Because of that, the main story felt way too short. Then, when I was doing side stuff after finishing the story, the Atreus dialog during some of those bits was clearly meant to be heard before the last few events of the main story. Made for a weird disconnect.

Also, the difficulty scaling is a bit much, especially in NG+. The jump from "give me a balanced experience" to "give me a challenge" is HUUUGE. In the early portions of NG+, on "balanced", I can pretty much blindly button mash through any encounter, and barely even worry about dodging or parrying, because enemy attacks do so little damage. If I actually use combos and runic attacks, fights are over in seconds. Bump it up to "challenge", and even a small squad of like three draugr requires several minutes of flawlessly executing combos and parrying, and just about any enemy attacks take half my health in one hit. Neither of those extremes are much fun for me. I'd like a setting in between them, closer to the "challenge" level, but just not quite that far.

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#36 Edited by BassMan (10559 posts) -

No way in Helheim is the GoW reboot one of the greatest of all time. Good game, but highly overrated. 8/10 from me. BOY!

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#37 Edited by BassMan (10559 posts) -

@heirren said:

The consensus on this forum is that it is the best visually but NOT the best playing.

A few clowns dragging out a thread forever when it was proven on the first page of that thread that they were wrong, does not make it the best game visually.

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#38 Posted by Heirren (2223 posts) -

@BassMan said:
@heirren said:

The consensus on this forum is that it is the best visually but NOT the best playing.

A few clowns dragging out a thread forever when it was proven on the first page of that thread that they were wrong, does not make it the best game visually.

Oh my gosh lighten up lol. :)

Funny part it was the pc side of things which dragged it on and on.

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#39 Posted by Renegade_Fury (20633 posts) -

I thought it was alright, but it didn't blow me away by any means.

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#40 Posted by DragonfireXZ95 (25456 posts) -
@davillain- said:

@Zero_epyon: Talk about coincident list. I just happened to rank what was best but everyone knows Ascension was so bad, Sony even put it up for PS+ freebie at the time lol.

Hmm, I wasn't really a fan of GoW3. I played around 6 hours and became extremely bored. Might mean I won't be a huge fan of the new one.

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#41 Posted by DragonfireXZ95 (25456 posts) -
@heirren said:
@BassMan said:
@heirren said:

The consensus on this forum is that it is the best visually but NOT the best playing.

A few clowns dragging out a thread forever when it was proven on the first page of that thread that they were wrong, does not make it the best game visually.

Oh my gosh lighten up lol. :)

Funny part it was the pc side of things which dragged it on and on.

Nah, the funniest part was you arguing with everyone that GoW doesn't have any flaws even though you've never played it. Now THAT'S funny.

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#42 Posted by lundy86_4 (53622 posts) -

@Macutchi said:

one of the better game this gen, not all time

I agree with this. Excellent outing, and the change in gameplay worked out well, but to rank it amongst the best of all time? Nah.

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#43 Posted by Heirren (2223 posts) -

@DragonfireXZ95:

But i have seen it, and thats the truth. Also, i asked for people to point out where the flaws were and also showed how the image as a whole was better tied together. Nobody stepped forward. What can yah do.

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#44 Posted by DragonfireXZ95 (25456 posts) -
@heirren said:

@DragonfireXZ95:

But i have seen it, and thats the truth. Also, i asked for people to point out where the flaws were and also showed how the image as a whole was better tied together. Nobody stepped forward. What can yah do.

I posted an image where a character's shadow is completely missing in a cutscene. Here, I'll post it again.

So, that's not a flaw?

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#45 Edited by Heirren (2223 posts) -

@DragonfireXZ95:

First lol at proving my point that its pc gamers dragging it on.

Second, thats a youtube capture lol

...and it still looks good.

Curious where the flaw is in your eyes.

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#46 Posted by DaVillain- (37519 posts) -

@DragonfireXZ95 said:
@heirren said:

@DragonfireXZ95:

But i have seen it, and thats the truth. Also, i asked for people to point out where the flaws were and also showed how the image as a whole was better tied together. Nobody stepped forward. What can yah do.

I posted an image where a character's shadow is completely missing in a cutscene. Here, I'll post it again.

So, that's not a flaw?

Not just the Shadows, the vegetation is also flawed the first time I notice it when this game launch last year!

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#47 Posted by BaelNergal (570 posts) -

1 out of 5. It doesn't even retread the God of War formula well. It is, in my experience, probably the worst entry in its franchise. And its franchise isn't exactly that memorable.

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#48 Edited by warmblur (2794 posts) -

It's a good PS4 game but I don't consider it one of the best games of all time.

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#49 Posted by Star67 (4451 posts) -

@heirren: See my above post.

I don't point out any flaws in GOW but the game does play it safe and doesn't try anything new

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#50 Posted by Heirren (2223 posts) -

@Star67:

Dont see anything and not really; gow4 is nothing like the prior games i dont see how thats playing it safe. Visually it is far better in design than those pc games with copy/paste photographic textures. Things are more carefully laid out in God of War.