God of War is (finally) coming to PC on Friday, but reviews are live now, and if in doubt, it’s pretty good: “The best version of a great game,” we said in 90% of reviews, “evidence that PC is the ultimate video game unifier and a great reminder of how the platform can play at its best.” In short, if you haven’t played God of War and want to, this is the version for you.
If you’re still not convinced, maybe this will help: a 15-minute PC God of War game rendered in glorious 4K at 60 fps. It’s not new – God of War originally released on PS4 in 2018 – but gosh, does it look good: everything from the armor and weapon textures to Kratos’ sleazy beard is sharp and eye-catching Incredible detail, and everything flows like water, as well.
Of course, you’ll need some serious hardware to make this happen: full system requirements are here, but recommended specs for 4K/60fps gaming include GTX 3080 (10GB) or RX 6800XT (16GB), Intel Core i9 9900K (8-core 3.6Ghz) ) or AMD Ryzen 9 3950X (16-core 3.5Ghz) CPU and 16GB RAM. It’s nothing, but if you can put it all together, you’ll have a very nice game.
Back to the trailer: I haven’t played God of War, so I’m not sure what’s going on here, but things really turned into 11 brothers at 10 minutes. At first I was expecting some vaguely sinister dialogue, like when Geralt met Gunter Dim in The Witcher 3, but no: the tattooed man (who’s actually the Norse Aesir god Baldr) absolutely rocked with a vicious uppercut Kratos began a brawl that lasted nearly four minutes and escalated through multiple increasingly worrying stages. When the fight first started, I felt a little silly. I was already on the edge of my seat when Kratos used Balder’s head to knock a large hole in a boulder.it is a lot of fun of.
God of War will debut on PC on January 14th.Preload now available steam (It can also be found in epic, but no preload option) will unlock at 8AM PT/11AM ET. For worldwide release times, check out our full God of War PC unlock times.