God of War Director claims it takes over 40-hours to 100% complete the game

Given how different it looks from previous games int he series, wondering “How big is God of War?” is a legitimate query.

Speaking on the Kinda Funny GamescastGod of War Director Cory Barlog has revealed how long it will take to 100% the game. Barlog revealed that a Santa Monica Games designer worked on a complete playthrough to get 100% completion.

It took them 43-hours, which is a pretty significant amount of time and suggests there’s a hell of a lot of content in God of War.

How Big is God of War?

According to How Long to Beat, it takes roughly 12.5-hours to completeGod of War (2005), 13-hours to complete God of War II and 17-hours to finish God of War III.

This means that the new God of War is more than twice as long as the biggest of the previous games. It’s not surprising given the massive overhaul the team at Santa Monica Studios has made to the gameplay.

Barlog told Kinda Funny Gamescast that the 43-hour completion includes “that’s literally doing every single thing in the entire game.” Barlog emphasises the length of time as being fluid because the designer who finished in that time “knows what to do.”

For regular players, the time to complete God of War is probably going to go up a little bit. Barlog did admit that the designer who finished after 43-hours worked on “a lot of the exploration content and the engagement outside of the core story.” Having not seen much of the story, the main missions were all-new and took a little longer.

I Hope You Enjoy Spending Time With Kratos

Barlog admitted that God of War was bigger than he first claimed, but that he can’t pretend that it’s not huge now. During his conversation with Kinda Funny Gamescast, Barlog admitted that after doing the first full test, which took five days, he and his team thought “Oh, man. Alright, what have we done?”

So the answer to the question, ‘How big is God of War?’ is; massive.

Here’s hoping that the gameplay, story and exploration are engaging enough to warrant spending over 40-hours with Kratos and son.


God of War launches exclusively for PS4 on April 20, 2018.

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