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Apr 30

Apr 30

Players’ Choice April 2018 Winner: God of War

Voters showed up for God of War this month. Congrats, Santa Monica Studio!

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Okay, so. We knew God of War had a shot at winning this poll, but y’all really like God of War:

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<p class=The final tally for April’s poll

Congratulations, Santa Monica Studio, on your landslide victory — God of War is officially (well, according to the readers of PlayStation.Blog, which makes it official in my eyes) the best new game of April 2018!

And thank you, readers, for the huge turnout in this month’s poll! Now then — any predictions for May?


April’s gone already? What?! Where did it go? Oh, right — video games!

High-profile heavy hitters God of War and Yakuza 6: The Song of Life dominated the new release lineup in April, along with some eye-catching independent games like Owlboy, Minit, Rick and Morty: Virtual Rickality, and The Swords of Ditto.

But only one of these titles can claim the Players’ Choice crown. We’ve compiled a list of April’s top-rated games, and the final decision lies with you.

Read on for rules and more details, or keep scrolling down to cast your vote. The poll closes at 11:59pm Pacific on Tuesday, May 10!

How does it work? At the end of every month, PlayStation.Blog will open a poll where you can vote for the best new game released that month. Soon thereafter, we’ll close the polls, tally your votes, and announce the winner at PlayStation.Blog. PlayStation Store will also showcase some top Players’ Choice winners throughout the year.

What is the voting criteria? That’s up to you! If you were only able to recommend one new release to a friend that month, which would it be? In keeping with our long tradition in the Game of the Year Awards, remastered or re-released games won’t qualify. Ambitious, larger-scale rebuilds and remakes like Shadow of the Colossus and Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy will.

How are nominees decided? The PlayStation.Blog and PlayStation Store editorial teams will gather a list of that month’s most noteworthy releases and use it to seed the poll. Write-in votes will be accepted.

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mwatcher said:

April 30th, 1:30 pm

God of War – easily.

    bryan2113 said:

    May 2nd, 6:16 pm

    Yakuza 6 has better combat, better story, better characters, better writing, better gameplay diversity, etc.

    It’s not even a debate, Yakuza 6 is objectively a better game. The only thing god of war has is being done in one shot, which even as an actor and one time film maker, that’s just film school drop out pretentious bs.

    KingSephir said:

    May 3rd, 7:22 am

    @bryan2113 You’re the funniest!!!!! I’m sure you meant “subjectively a better game” LOL

    The internet: giving a voice to people who spent their whole childhood alone and singled out…

    DoTheBartMan91 said:

    May 3rd, 4:09 pm

    @bryan2113

    How about no

    God Of War is hundreds of times better

    Suzakuu said:

    May 8th, 12:29 pm

    @bryan2113 I loved Yakuza 6, and the whole series, but I’m not sure I’d agree that 6 has better combat than GoW. IMO it has the weakest combat in the entire Yakuza franchise, besides the first two games on PS2. The story, characters, writing, acting and variety of gameplay I’ll agree on that it has over GoW(still haven’t finished GoW yet.. finished Y6 first).

    Akmaljon said:

    May 14th, 7:19 pm

    @bryan2113, that’s your opinion, no need to try to convince others. The people have spoken! You may not accept it, but you cannot deny that. I like Yakuza series, but its far from God of War. Only thing I like about Yakuza is a story.

    PainOfSarrow said:

    May 15th, 8:02 am

    Bryan just stop. You’re convincing ain’t going to work lol we clearly know what is the better game and the ppl have spoken. Get ah grip!

    wardogg21495 said:

    May 16th, 6:58 pm

    God of war was and is a great game. I loved it. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐s. Great game play and full of action

PS_ihh said:

April 30th, 1:34 pm

Let’s spare Kiryu of this fight, ok?
Kratos kills dragons, the Dojima kind don’t deserve that end.

    bryan2113 said:

    May 2nd, 6:17 pm

    Spare Kiryu? 6 is just outright a better game.

Mercenary09 said:

April 30th, 1:35 pm

I think we all know God of War is going to dominate the votes this month and rightfully so. Despite that games like Yakuza 6, Minit, Owlboy, and The Swords of Ditto are great too and worth checking out.

JohnnyRock30 said:

April 30th, 1:40 pm

Its gotta be God of War.

CrusaderForever said:

April 30th, 1:52 pm

God of War easy in my humble opinion. However, Owlboy is a spectacular game but God of War is just on a different level.

fixbane said:

April 30th, 2:01 pm

Yakuza 6, dads of war want to be him gods want to be like him

wildmike08 said:

April 30th, 2:18 pm

#god of war hands down the best!

Godo151fwar said:

April 30th, 2:24 pm

GOD OF WAR!!!!

drwhofan2490 said:

April 30th, 2:30 pm

Yakuza 6.

Praxcelis said:

April 30th, 2:36 pm

Not a fair fight.

TEAMDOLPHINS said:

April 30th, 2:42 pm

KRATOS IS A GOD!!!! NUFF SAID

gohan16ken said:

April 30th, 2:51 pm

The game that win should go on sale

KILLZONE79 said:

April 30th, 2:57 pm

How can any one of you god of war fans like the new god of war, my only downfall for not buying new god of war is no jump button that ticks me off seriously! I’m also a god of war fan but dang sucks u guys lost money from me

    Mercenary09 said:

    April 30th, 3:10 pm

    Because some of us are open to change. We had enough God of War games in the old style. After playing this new one I never want to go back to the old God of War design again. The lack of a jump button is not a big deal.

    KingSephir said:

    May 3rd, 7:25 am

    I had the same opinion you had… I was discussed by this Bloodbornesqu twist they put on a franchise know for it’s combat and camera angles… However, I kept playing… And BOY, you’re in for a surprise mid game!!!!

    kindred1986 said:

    May 7th, 6:13 am

    i didn’t miss jumping 1 bit. The combat is made in such a way that its not needed. Also the surrounding areas are the same

Redux99v5 said:

April 30th, 3:06 pm

GOD OF WAR +10000000000 ^^

RAFAEL__A7x said:

April 30th, 4:32 pm

Queria jogar jogos do ps3 no PS4 será q é pedir de mais :(

MADGAB_20 said:

April 30th, 7:00 pm

God of War…just finished the game after 50 hours of gameplay and for me it’s the best solo player game I’ve played for a long time!

jimmyjam14810 said:

May 1st, 12:12 am

Voted for slyde so maybe sony actually adds this game that was supposed to release on the 20th of april

BlaqMagiq24 said:

May 1st, 2:02 am

It’s obviously God of War

Potter13579 said:

May 1st, 5:17 am

All I really care about is that Detroit: Become Human wins for this month. Beyond: Two Souls gets too much hate than it deserves.

Armage said:

May 1st, 11:20 am

God of war

JsuisXBOXmain said:

May 1st, 3:11 pm

I would gladly like to vote but I don’t know how and where to go, did y’all closed it !?

MoldGaster said:

May 1st, 3:23 pm

God of War – easily

OsuOrr said:

May 1st, 3:37 pm

God of War will win for sure but Owlboy deserves a shout out. That game is joyful!

ByWesleySouza said:

May 1st, 4:38 pm

God of War is clearly above all this games.

    bryan2113 said:

    May 2nd, 6:18 pm

    Guess you’ve never played yakuza 6 or any other game this month.

    JSEVERITT said:

    May 2nd, 6:59 pm

    Or, Bryan, (and get ready because this theory is CRAZY!) people have different taste in games than you?

MEGABOY27 said:

May 1st, 11:49 pm

God of war is class dont get me wrong I had to get used to it but it had to change. The same format did get old. Well done santa monika.

PM_1980 said:

May 2nd, 12:26 am

God Of War
One of the best games this generation

xXSmokyModzXx said:

May 2nd, 4:31 pm

God Of War you all k now it

GWalcott said:

May 2nd, 5:02 pm

Considering God of War is the best PS4 game yet, this survey is just a way to make the other games feel better about themselves. God of War is so good it makes other games kill themselves.

    bryan2113 said:

    May 2nd, 6:19 pm

    It’s arguably not even the 3rd best game of this month.
    Project Nimbus: Code mirai is better
    Yakuza 6 is the best of the month.

    God of War will win because casuals, but it’s hardly the best game of the month.

    KingSephir said:

    May 3rd, 7:29 am

    Bryan2113 doesn’t like when people have different opinions… Calls people casual when they like something mainstream…

    @Bryan2113 – Play the game on “Give Me God of War” settings and THEN, go ahead and call GOW lovers, “Casuals”…

Blazing-Shadow14 said:

May 2nd, 5:52 pm

While I would love for it to be Yakuza, it got completely shafted by God of War. It’s the better game but I can guarantee that Yakuza only had like 1/5 the players of God if War

Zudak11 said:

May 2nd, 6:35 pm

God of War is the best game in this generation!!!

SuNnYBoI said:

May 2nd, 6:46 pm

God of War.

I can honestly say the level of detail, depth, and thought put into the creation of this masterpiece is just UNBELIEVABLE. Huge shoutout to Cory Barlog and the rest of the SSM team.

Great work!

breezybrixx420 said:

May 2nd, 7:07 pm

I VOTE FOR RICK AND MORTY : VIRTUAL RICKALITY (but obviously the winner is going to be god of war)

DUCK_FIGHTER1001 said:

May 2nd, 8:59 pm

You guys are dumb it’s all about Fishing Planet.

Frezewaren said:

May 3rd, 1:45 am

God of War !!! Dad of war !!!!

atw041301 said:

May 3rd, 5:38 am

Definitely going to have to be God of War.

Makthedon1219 said:

May 3rd, 5:45 am

God of war hands down, one of the best games ive ever played, I’ve gor over 300 digitally downloaded on my console,?not to mention hard copies, I also a.m. Xbox one and switch….
Hands down its god of war.

DragonBorn211101 said:

May 3rd, 8:51 am

GOD OF WAR

PT_Breeezy said:

May 3rd, 11:28 am

Definitely God of War.. hands down. Anyone who’s been following the story since the first one is just itching to find out where there’s even a new one. Absolutely childs play when compared to others.

Theflash028 said:

May 4th, 3:53 am

BOY

JEDI420s said:

May 4th, 9:51 am

Naw hands down Killing Floor: Incursions for the VR !!!!

li3710 said:

May 4th, 2:12 pm

Yakuza 6. the best most ambitious title on ps4 this April. God of war was great, but still. That’s my opinion.

Heavenly_king said:

May 7th, 2:40 pm

Even though I like Kazuma as a character and the Yakuza series. God of War wins easily.

yakuza 6 should have been released later :(

louislamkm said:

May 7th, 9:17 pm

Definitely god of war.

louislamkm said:

May 7th, 9:21 pm

Definitely god of war

cusman said:

May 14th, 8:08 am

I really liked what I played of God of War, but I like Co-Op games more so for me The Swords of Ditto has proven the better game.

CEPH365 said:

May 15th, 1:19 am

everything was alright ,The story line combat the environment all except one
THE LIFE BARS OF THE ENEMIES
i didn’t
enjoy it a bit unlike the other god of wars where you had to beat the bosses with the thrill and anticipation of when your going to end them
that, brought the fun in the game unlike now i know when am done and know when am going to kill the guy
that part of life bars really sucked

ED22786 said:

May 16th, 3:52 pm

I just hit 10,000 gameplay hours Sony should get me a free copy

lrkornegay said:

May 16th, 4:32 pm

I’ve definitely waited on this anticipated God of War, as I am a God of War fanatic. I am pleased to say, that they’ve not failed me yet! This game is truly The Game of games! Not knocking all the others, but this one ranks at the tip of the iceberg!

Arleewarriors said:

May 16th, 11:50 pm

God of war all the way better graphics and it’s a one story game and accessible and all can play the blood the gore the monsters and then him showing his son his way of life , how to survive and train everyday to be a badass just like every day Life like us we show our kids how to be strong and survive , hunt , protect what’s ours.thts what makes god of war better.

wifiorhan said:

May 17th, 9:58 am

Definitely God of war it’s my favourite games

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