The release of God of War on PC has proven to be a huge success. According to SteamDB, it managed to have over 49,000 people play it in its first 24 hours. Sales numbers have not yet been published, but the game currently has peaked at over 66,000 players since its release on Friday.

It has managed an overwhelmingly positive ranking with positive reviews from roughly 97% of the 10,000+ reviews that have been posted on Steam. The developers should feel also proud, since most have commented on the quality and polish of the port and its improvements over the original console version. A few minor issues have been reported, but overall the game seems to be performing well for most. From players to review sites, the praise just keeps coming.

PC Version Reviews

PCMag: 4 out of 5 stars

God of War establishes a fine foundation for what is inevitably to come. It combines the older games’ spectacle and set pieces with new, RPG-like mechanics, terrific action, and great visuals to create a well-rounded, action-adventure package. The camera may not be ideal, the frame rate could be more consistent, and some enemies could be more interesting, but there is still a lot to love about God of War on PC. Overall, God of War is just as good now as it was back in 2018.

PCGamesN: 9 out of 10 stars

Fortunately, none of these minor issues is enough to distract from the fact that God of War is a lavishly produced game, from its tectonic boss fights to the fastidious attention to detail that enables its seamless storytelling. And for a tale about a grumpy god who spends his time filleting mythical warriors with whirling knives that bear a curious resemblance to the Unreal Engine logo, God of War is refreshingly human.

Windows Central: 5 out of 5 stars

God of War for PC is a truly incredible experience that subverts expectations with a surprisingly deep story, flanked by incredible audiovisual direction and relentlessly satisfying combat. God of War is a landmark experience that absolutely everybody should play.

Gamerant

There is no question that God of War is an exceptional game. But the magic on display with the PC port pushes an already tremendous game to new heights and offers some key features that will help it run well on a variety of modern machines. At this point, if gamers have the means to play God of War they should, and even if it’s a replay of the PC version is still well worth checking out.

Polygon

God of War on PC is more than just a great visual upgrade for an already stunning game. It’s the best version of one of the best games ever made, perfect for replays and first run-throughs alike.

Source: SteamDB (via TweakTown)

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  1. It’s so f*cking awesome game this is on PC now, and that it appears to have gotten a good port. I really wish I had known it was coming to PC, I would have waited to play it on PC. Although the experience on PS4 Pro was still f*cking fantastic. One of the best games of the 8th generation. So d4mn glad it has a good PC version. Looking forward to seeing more Sony exclusives on PC. I don’t care if I have to wait 3-5 years for a Sony game to come to PC, so long as it eventually shows up, and the port is decent.

  2. Chronicles of the albino god and his brat somehow doesn’t make me excited. It’s so obvious that they were trying to mimic The Last of Us.

  3. [QUOTE=”MadMummy76, post: 46994, member: 1298″]
    Chronicles of the albino god and his brat somehow doesn’t make me excited. It’s so obvious that they were trying to mimic The Last of Us.
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    Wasn’t obvious to me. When [I]GoW4[/I] was announced I wasn’t even thinking about [I]TLoU[/I]. The two games don’t even play remotely the same, or have the same kind of story, atmosphere, content, or really anything in common at all. The two games couldn’t be more different in terms of tone or gameplay. Nothing about [I]God of War 4[/I] reminds me of [I]TLoU[/I]. [I]GoW4[/I] is also a waaaaaay more fun game than [I]TLoU[/I]. Vastly superior gameplay. I was never a big [I]God of War[/I] fan either. I only really liked two games in the series before [I]4[/I] ([I]Ghost of Sparta[/I] and [I]God of War 3[/I]). [I]GoW4[/I] doesn’t play at all like any of the previous [I]GoW[/I] games (and has quite a different tone), but I gave [I]4[/I] a whirl and it ended up really sucking me in. I had some real reservations about the game going in, especially with him dragging his kid around, but it all worked out pretty dang well.

  4. It’s definitely on my list once the price drops a bit. I nearly snagged it for $15 on the PS4 recently, but I did not go back on my “no more PS game purchases until PS5”

  5. So wait release day of a Sony game gets nearly half of a hundred thousand users and its celebrated. Meanwhile on expansion early release thst was damn near the queue length alone to log into ffxiv and nobody’s like.. see pc gaming is da bomb.

  6. This is on my list too. Just finishing a 2nd playthrough of Guardians and then onto CB2077. Once I finish those, this will be next.

  7. [QUOTE=”DrezKill, post: 47035, member: 230″]
    Wasn’t obvious to me. When [I]GoW4[/I] was announced I wasn’t even thinking about [I]TLoU[/I]. The two games don’t even play remotely the same, or have the same kind of story, atmosphere, content, or really anything in common at all. The two games couldn’t be more different in terms of tone or gameplay. Nothing about [I]God of War 4[/I] reminds me of [I]TLoU[/I]. [I]GoW4[/I] is also a waaaaaay more fun game than [I]TLoU[/I]. Vastly superior gameplay. I was never a big [I]God of War[/I] fan either. I only really liked two games in the series before [I]4[/I] ([I]Ghost of Sparta[/I] and [I]God of War 3[/I]). [I]GoW4[/I] doesn’t play at all like any of the previous [I]GoW[/I] games (and has quite a different tone), but I gave [I]4[/I] a whirl and it ended up really sucking me in. I had some real reservations about the game going in, especially with him dragging his kid around, but it all worked out pretty dang well.
    [/QUOTE]
    I’ve watched gameplay videos of it even before it came to PC and I just wasn’t convinced. It’s definitely not something I’d buy full price.

  8. [QUOTE=”MadMummy76, post: 47063, member: 1298″]
    It’s definitely not something I’d buy full price.
    [/QUOTE]
    I paid $10 for a physical copy in 2019. The game is old enough that it shouldn’t have launched on PC for fifty f*cking dollars. $20 might have been a much more appropriate price.

    [QUOTE=”MadMummy76, post: 47063, member: 1298″]
    I’ve watched gameplay videos of it even before it came to PC and I just wasn’t convinced.
    [/QUOTE]
    I wasn’t sold on it until I got hands-on (which I was lucky enough to do [I]before[/I] I purchased it, thanks to a friend).

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