Will 'God of War' top 'Shadow of the Colossus'?
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Will 'God of War' top 'Shadow of the Colossus'?

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"God of War" drops on 4/20, and the fourth game in the Sony Interactive Entertainment franchise already has received rave reviews. But there's one other game released by SIE that has already received critical acclaim and commercial success this year: "Shadow of the Colossus." That title has a 91 percent Metascore on Metacritic, so it's the game to beat. But "God of War" already ranks #1 with a Metascore of 94 percentWill "God of War" top "Shadow of the Colossus"? 🎮

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Below is the synopsis of "God of War," per Metacritic.

His vengeance against the gods of Olympus far behind him, Kratos now lives as a man in the lands of Norse Gods and monsters. It is in this harsh, unforgiving world that he must fight to survive… and teach his son to do the same. As mentor and protector to a son determined to earn his respect, Kratos is faced with an unexpected opportunity to master the rage that has long defined him. Questioning the dark lineage he’s passed on to his son, he hopes to make amends for the shortcomings of his past. Set within the untamed forests, mountains, and realms of Norse lore, God of War features a distinctly new setting with its own pantheon of creatures, monsters, and gods. 

IGN's Jonathon Dornbush writes:

I expected great action from God of War, and it delivers that handily. But I didn’t expect it to be a thrilling journey in which every aspect of it complements the others to form what is nothing short of a masterpiece. It’s a game in which Kratos, a previously one-note character, becomes a complex father, warrior, and monster, embattled both on the field and within his own heart about how to treat his son; one in which the world opens up and shifts, offering rewards in both gameplay and knowledge of its lore that I treasured with each accomplishment. The obvious care that went into crafting its world, characters, and gameplay delivers by far the most stirring and memorable game in the series.

Watch the trailer below. 

Below is the synopsis of "Shadow of the Collosus," per Metacritic:

Tales speak of an ancient realm where Colossi roam the majestic landscape. Bound to the land, these creatures hold a key to a mystical power of revival – a power you must obtain to bring a loved one back to life.

IGN's Marty Silva wrote back in January:

The true definition of a classic, the gameplay and story of Shadow of the Colossus are every bit as great and emotional today as they were in 2005. This outstanding remaster skillfully enhances those qualities with improved controls, performance, and sheer graphical beauty. It remains one of the best PlayStation games ever made, and it’s wonderful that Sony has brought it back to the fore so a new generation of gamers can experience it without having to look past its aged facade.

Check out the trailer below. 

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