Players’ Choice April 2018 Winner: God of War

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Players’ Choice April 2018 Winner: God of War

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

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

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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  • God of War – easily.

    • 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.

    • @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…

    • @bryan2113

      How about no

      God Of War is hundreds of times better

    • @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).

    • @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.

    • 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!

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

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

  • 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.

  • Its gotta be God of War.

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

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

  • #god of war hands down the best!

  • GOD OF WAR!!!!

  • Yakuza 6.

  • Not a fair fight.

  • KRATOS IS A GOD!!!! NUFF SAID

  • The game that win should go on sale

  • 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

    • 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.

    • 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!!!!

    • 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

  • GOD OF WAR +10000000000 ^^

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

  • 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!

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

  • It’s obviously God of War

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

  • God of war

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

  • God of War – easily

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

  • God of War is clearly above all this games.

  • 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.

  • God Of War
    One of the best games this generation

  • God Of War you all k now it

  • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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

    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

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

  • 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!

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

  • DUCK_FIGHTER1001

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

  • God of War !!! Dad of war !!!!

  • Definitely going to have to be God of War.

  • 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

    GOD OF WAR

  • 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.

  • BOY

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

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

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

    yakuza 6 should have been released later :(

  • Definitely god of war.

  • Definitely god of war

  • 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.

  • 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

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

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • Definitely God of war it’s my favourite games

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