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New God of War PC mod restores Kratos’ former glory

Russell Kidson

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Since 2018, God of War fans have been getting used to the ‘new and improved’ Kratos. 2018’s release of the massively popular role-playing game chose to give the protagonist a makeover of sorts with a colossal beard and a body plagued by the visual effects of aging. In a new PC mod by Speclizer, God of War die-hards can see Kratos restored to his original glory to better live out their ‘Kratos: The Early Years’ fantasies.

The model for the Greek hero in this mod differs greatly from the now ‘original’ version that appears in the newer titles, swapping his beard out for the initial goatee and stripping the God of War staple of his iconic armor. 

New God of War PC mod restores Kratos’ former glory

The God of War mod hasn’t done much else to try and age Old Man Kratos down to his former years, so his skin still looks a little wrinkled, and his tattoos still look faded from age. However, Kratos looks like the picture of youth with his almost clean-shaven face and less armor.

The modding community has always been driven to bring more advanced realism into games. This latest PC mod by Speclizer focuses on a whole new category of modding, bringing back the golden age of console classics like God of War. The game has changed a lot since the PS2 days, and the improvements have all around been widely accepted as the new status quo. But it’s always comforting to be able to return to simpler times, even in a game like God of War that has always been a console staple.

God of War’s recent successful port to PC has introduced a slew of new players to the Greek-inspired odyssey. The best thing is that, now that proper mods are a GoW reality, the developers have even given modders their blessing to change the game as much as they see fit. It’ll be interesting to see how a new breed of mods will change the face of God of War.

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