God of War is already PlayStation’s Game of the Year for 2018, a 10-hour epic campaign focused on convincing you to call your dad and maybe go fishing with him this weekend. If you haven’t played God of War by now, you’d be well placed to give “Just Say No” talks to troubled teens after you’ve finally traded in your Xbox One for a good console.
God of War follows the recent trend of “reimagining” classic games, taking them in a different direction and shaking up the formula. Like Assassin’s Creed: Origins last year, God of War has been given the open world treatment with a splash of RPG fundamentals on which to balance a Spartan with anger issues and his equally troubled boy, Atreus. This has given us the beautiful realm of Midgard – and surrounding realms – to immerse ourselves within, full to the brim with precious goodies to find and a handful of excellent side characters to get to know and drag through your tavels.