God of War (2018) PC port is really, really popular

By Kes Eylers-Stephenson,
It turns out that the 2018 reboot of God of War is pretty darn great everywhere! PC players have just got access to the PlayStation game from Santa Monica, and it is smashing it critically and riding high on the Steam charts.

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God of War has just been released on PC, and — despite the furore from some corners of the internet — it seems to be doing really very well on those complex rigs, justifying Sony's choice to port it from PS4. Over on Metacritic, the game has a 93 aggregate — only one point away from its PS4 version, which has 94. Plenty of praise is being given to the controller compatibility settings, the smoothness of the experience with the boosted frame rates, and the general performance. The support for DLSS and FidelityFX appears to have gone down well, too.

The Steam charts have it pegged at number two, behind Monster Hunter: Rise. This is despite the game being sold at a full-fledged £39.99/$49.99 and you being able to grab it for bargain bin rates on the PlayStation Store or as a part of the PS5's PS Plus Collection. This gives the impression that Sony is making a boatload of extra money from these sales, all from porting a game that was already done and dusted.

What do you think of the move? Is it quite the all-around success that we have pegged it as? Let us know in the comments.

Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Written by Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Hey, I'm Kes! I'm a Staff Writer, and I've been here since 2021. What do I like? The Outer Wilds is top notch. The Witcher 3 blew my mind over the course of five years completing it. I want Burnout back — I really miss crunching mechanical wonders into walls to the sound of Guns N' Roses. Cool, now we are acquainted, I'll see you around.