God of War is an action-adventure game developed by Santa Monica Studio and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE). It was released worldwide on April 20, 2018, for the PlayStation 4 with a Microsoft Windows version released on January 14, 2022. The game is the eighth installment in the God of War series, the eighth chronologically, and the sequel to 2010's God of War III.
God of War makes the most of even the least consequential locations. A wandering side mission will still give you story beats and character moments, or just fill in backstory. A tiny island will feature branching paths to puzzles and pseudo-boss fights. Dead ends almost always have something to offer — even if it’s just hacksilver and a neat view.
That said, God of War is a huge game. It can be tempting to rush through the experience. Just remember: The story will be waiting for you. Enjoy the moment.