God of War Walkthrough

God of War Walkthrough

Our complete God of War walkthrough includes collectible locations, puzzle solutions, Valkyrie boss fights, armor upgrades, and much more.

Welcome to our complete God of War walkthrough, which aims to completely guide you through the game from start to finish. In this God of War beginner's guide, we'll also be providing you with all the essential information you need to know going into Sony Santa Monica's reboot of the PlayStation franchise.

God of War Walkthrough

God of War marks the triumphant return of Kratos to the PlayStation, making his debut on the PS4 with this reboot of sorts. Although God of War is the fifth chronological game in the franchise, it’s a brand new story for Kratos, with his son Atreus in the new Norse setting, marking a big switch up from the old formula of Greek Gods. This is a big game, so you're going to want to follow our God of War walkthrough pretty closely.

This God of War reboot drops you straight into the action in a way, as your very first action in the game is to chop down a tree very angrily with Kratos. From here, we’re briefly introduced to Atreus, but God of War is deliberately vague about Kratos’ son, as well as the fate that befell his wife, so don’t think that you’re missing out on some key piece of lore if this is your first God of War game.

Just below, you can find all our individual God of War guides which break down specific areas of the game for you. We’ve got a complete God of War walkthrough, detailing where to find every hidden collectible item in locations like the Wildwoods and River Pass, as well as full God of War walkthrough guides, which will detail how to complete quests as quickly and smoothly as possible.

God of War Main Story Walkthroughs

God of War Collectible Locations Guides

If you're after all the collectible items in God of War on PS4, then we've got the walkthroughs for those too! Just below you'll find complete God of War walkthrough guides for Idunn Apples, Horn of the Blood Mead, Cipher Pieces, Found Toys, Jotnar Shrines, and Valkyrie Locations.

God of War Boss Fight Guides

If you're struggling with a boss in God of War, our God of War walkthrough guides for bosses should help you out. Below we've got walkthroughs for all the major bosses in God of War. Follow our tips and you should be able to beat them.

God of War Dragon Guides

God of War Upgrade Guides

If you want to know how to upgrade your armor, get the best armor, or upgrade Kratos' and Atreus' weapons, these are the guides for you.

God of War Story so Far

The God of War franchise is basically split into two eras: the first era takes place in Ancient Greece, while the second era takes on Norse mythology, beginning with the 2018 God of War. In the original God of War released back in 2005, Kratos became the servant of Ares, after being tricked into killing his own family, but was then tasked with finding Pandora’s Box and killing Ares by Athena. After finding Pandora’s Box and killing Ares, Kratos ascends to Mount Olympus to become the new God of War.

God of War 2, released two years later in 2007, sees Kratos betrayed by Zeus, and subsequently joins forces with the Titan Gaia. Kratos then journeys to defeat Zeus, and just as he is about to kill the god, Athena sacrifices herself to save Zeus, revealing Kratos to be the son of Zeus himself. God of War 2 concludes with Kratos joining forces with the Titans to lead an attack on Mount Olympus.

God of War 3 then arrived in 2010, and Kratos finds himself betrayed yet again, this time by the Titans that he so recently allied with. Kratos is then aided by the spirit of Athena, who instructs him to seek the Flame of Olympus to defeat Zeus. Kratos then journeys through the Underworld, battling gods and Titans alike as he goes, until he finally uncovers Pandora’s Box, realising that Pandora herself is the key to pacifying and wielding the flame. Kratos finally kills Zeus once and for all, but refuses to help the spirit of Athena assume her role as guardian of mankind, instead disappearing into the shadows.

Which brings us to God of War 2018. The new installment takes place many years after the conclusion of God of War 3, where Kratos finally defeated all the Greek gods once and for all. He’s since been in hiding with his son Atreus, which is where our latest adventure kicks off.

If you can't find what you're after in these God of War walkthrough guides then, well, we're sorry. We'll be adding more content to our guides over time, so check back regularly.

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