God of War PC version is better than PlayStation 5 upgrade


God of War PlayStation exclusivity ends when the game launches on Windows PC via Valve Corporation’s Steam platform tomorrow.

It’s been four years since Sony exclusively released their critically acclaimed hack n’ slash title God of War on the PlayStation 4. Tomorrow that exclusivity ends and PC players all around the world will finally be able to experience ancient Scandinavia in the realm of Midgard.


Although Santa Monica Studios did not receive the next-gen physical definitive edition treatment, Sony did issue a next-gen upgrade patch that offered God of War a slight visual and performance bump.

The next-gen upgrade patched let people who have a PlayStation 5 choose between graphics mode and performance mode. The latter would lock the frame-rate at a solid 60FPS.

Sony’s decision to not release a PlayStation 5 version of God of War, despite the fact that it is one of their highest rated titles, is most likely due to the fact that the game will be released on the Steam Store.

When the game launches on Steam tomorrow, gamers will be able to experience the Viking age in full 4K resolution, in ultrawide, with an uncapped frame rate on their Windows 10 PC, providing them with a true next-gen experience in the process.

God of War PC and PlayStation 5

God of War’s PC version shows a lot of attention to detail, even though the game’s original developers, Santa Monica Studio, mostly outsourced the project to the Canadian company Jetpack Interactive.

Nvidia’s DLSS and AMD’s FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) are both supported, and you can use either a PlayStation or Xbox controller with the on-screen prompts changing to show which buttons you prefer. You can also use an uncapped frame rate and 21:9 ultrawide compatibility. And because the game (GoW) likes its “Press R3 to snap neck” moments, you’ll see a lot of those prompts.

As for the PC requirements, you don’t exactly need a beast-mode PC to run the award winning Norse Viking slasher title, but it definitely helps. RockPaperShotgun but together a nice spec list for PC. See list below:

God of War Minimum PC specs

  • OS – Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • CPU – Intel Core i5-2500K / AMD Ryzen 3 1200
  • GPU – Nvidia GeForce GTX 960
  • RAM – 8GB
  • Storage – 70GB HDD (SSD recommended)

God of War Recommended PC specs

  • OS – Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • CPU – Intel Core i5-6600K / AMD Ryzen 5 2400 G
  • GPU – Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB)
  • RAM – 8GB
  • Storage – 70GB SSD

God of War High PC specs

  • OS – Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • CPU – Intel Core i7-4770K / AMD Ryzen 7 2700
  • GPU – Nvidia GTX 1070
  • RAM – 8GB
  • Storage – 70GB SSD

God of War Performance PC specs

  • OS – Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • CPU – Intel Core i7-7700K / AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
  • GPU – Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070
  • RAM – 16GB
  • Storage – 70GB SSD

God of War Ultra PC specs

  • OS – Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • CPU – Intel Core i9-9900K / AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
  • GPU – Nvidia RTX 3070
  • RAM – 16GB
  • Storage – 70GB SSD

Reviews for the God of War PC port are already beginning to trickle in and critics are loving it, some even going as far as to saying its a contender for PC Game of the Year for 2022.

Side by side comparisons of the God of War PC version to the PlayStation 5 next-gen upgraded version clearly show that, not only does the PC version perform better, but it looks heaps better too. So, God of War PC, being better than the PlayStation 5 version, is the clear definitive edition of the game.

God of War officially launches tomorrow, January 15, exclusively on the Steam Store. Despite it being a port of a 4-year-old game, it has a hefty price tag of AUD$75, which is more than a physical copy of the same game from a game retailer.

Impressions have been mostly positive so far, so if you’re not too bothered about forking out significant cash for a PC port of a critically acclaimed PlayStation 4 game, you should pre-purchase God of War today.

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