Journey Through the Norse Lands

In celebration of God of War’s one year anniversary this week, I wanted to pay homage to one of my favorite video games of all-time. After releasing on April 20, 2018 on the PlayStation 4, God of War has made it’s mark in the gaming industry with over 190 Game of the Year awards worldwide. From superb narrative storytelling, to the incredible graphics, the phenomenal acting, the fun combat system and gameplay, along with a remarkable soundtrack, God of War has the complete package. This is truly one of the best video games of our generation and in history. Not to mention that it resonated with myself because it is held in the realm of Norse mythology and focuses on a journey with a father and his son.

If you haven’t had a chance to play this game, I wanted to give you a taste of the characters, setting, and pieces that created this world. Below, you can take a Journey Through the Norse Lands with me as I provide in-game photos that I have captured with Photo Mode from my time with God of War. Most of the photos will be relevant toward Norse mythology as you will see gods, Valkyries, dragons, the Midgard Serpent, different realms, creatures and more!

At the end of our journey here, check out where you can find more God of War information. As well as a link to the novelization, a short series podcast, the newly announced card game releasing this year and details on the week-long celebration of God of War’s one year anniversary.

“Get in the boat boy.” -Kratos


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The home of Kratos
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Thor Statue

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Into the belly of the beast
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Tyr’s Temple

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Baldur (Left), Kratos (Right)
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In Hel
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Here lies Magni, son of Thor. This can’t be good…
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Freya with Hildisvíni


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What happened to the Giants?



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Walking among the dead
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Bridge Keeper


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Be careful of the Cursed Mist


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Dragon vs Kratos
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The dragon is slayed
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Brenna Daudi
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Daudi Kaupmadr
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Death Eater


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Dark Elf


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Trade Grounds
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Welcome Jötnar
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Found in Odin’s Library
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Odin is watching…
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A window to Vanaheim
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Ragnarök is coming…

For more God of War information, go to:

On social media, follow:

Twitter: @SonySantaMonica – Studio and @corybarlog – Director

Facebook: @santamonicastudio

Instagram: @santamonicastudio

Not much of a gamer? You can read the official novelization of God of War written by J.M. Barlog. It is also available as an audiobook narrated by Mimir himself, Alastair Duncan.

Buy it on Amazon HERE


Listen to The Lost Pages of Norse Myth podcast on YouTube and anywhere else you get your podcasts from.




God of War: The Card Game releases later this year as you take on the role of the Norns using different combinations of heroes and events in order to stop Ragnarök.

More information can be found HERE1

As a thank you to the fans from Santa Monica Studio, they have begun a week-long celebration of their one year anniversary. You can grab a FREE PlayStation 4 theme and avatars on the PlayStation store (even if you don’t have the game).


Happy Anniversary God of War!

THANK YOU to Santa Monica Studio and everyone on the God of War team for the creation of this incredible game and the consistent interaction with your fans!

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