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Family Guide to God of War Ragnarök (Age Rating PEGI 18)

God of War Ragnarök, the sequel to 2018's God of War, is a hard-hitting fighting narrative game where you traverse the world to battle Norse creatures and gods to prevent Ragnarök, the prophesied end of the world. It continues the first game's story, following Kratos as he desperately tries to shield his son from conflict in the hope of changing his destiny. With wide enemy variety and deep and demanding combat, a thoughtful, heartfelt narrative, and a rich and detailed world to explore, it presents a new, exacting and exciting challenge.

You play Kratos, the Greek god of strength, three years after the end of the previous instalment in the series. After a three-year-long winter finally ends, fulfilling a prophecy that Ragnarök, the end of the world, is coming, you and your son Atreus set out on an epic quest to prevent disaster. As you fight fell monsters and legendary gods, you try and prevent Atreus from following in your footsteps and embracing the path of violence, and wrestle with your responsibility and love for him as you play.

Age Rating

Rated PEGI 18 for Graphic Violence and Strong Language. This game features graphic violence. When human characters are struck by an axe or sword, they make pained sounds and blood effects are shown. As attacks continue, this can lead to decapitation or dismemberment. Violence against fantasy characters is similarly graphic. The game also contains use of strong language.


The game doesn't have additional in-game costs. You can purchase it in three different packs:

  • PS4 Standard Edition: Just the game.
  • PS4 and PS5 Standard Edition: The game for either format.
  • Digital Deluxe Edition: The game plus in-game equipment, digital soundtrack and art book.
  • Jötnar Edition (physical only): PlayStation 5, which contains the Collector's Edition, a vinyl soundtrack and some more physical items.

Age Appropriate Alternatives

If you like the sound of God of War but your family needs something more age appropriate, here are some excellent alternatives:

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Andy Robertson is the editor of AskAboutGames and has written for national press and broadcast about video games and families for over 15 years. He has just published the Taming Gaming book with its Family Video Game Database.