How Long Does it Take to Beat God of War?

God of War

Available on PlayStation consoles and PC, God of War is an epic action adventure game that will have you gripped from beginning to end.

Taking place years after the original God of War trilogy, the 2018 reboot finds Kratos in a new environment. He’s made a new life for himself, one that’s calmer and much less violent. An encounter with a mysterious stranger soon throws him into action once again though, only this time he’s also accompanied by his son, Atreus. But just how long will his new adventure keep you occupied for? How long does it take to beat God of War?

Those heading straight through the story of God of War without engaging in the game’s side content are likely to complete it in around 20 hours. Perhaps even quicker if it’s played on the easiest of the four available difficulties. Most players, though, engaging in a bit of side content here and there while playing on what’s considered to be the normal difficulty level, will beat it in around 30-35 hours.


As ever, it’s those that want to see and do everything that God of War has to offer that will find themselves playing it the longest. There’s close to fifty hours of gameplay for those who want to fully complete the game, beating all trials, overcoming all optional bosses and the like. Some might even want to do all that while playing on the hardest difficulty, though it’s not necessary to get all of the game’s achievements or trophies.

So, how long does it take to beat God of War? 20-50 hours, depending on what you consider beating it to mean, as well as how you play.

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