"God of War" was released late last month and received widespread critical acclaim from both gamers and critics alike. The game sees Kratos return to the world of Norse mythology as he and his son embark on a dangerous quest where they must face off against both Gods and monsters. Upon its debut, "God of War" went straight to No. 1 on the UK game charts and has since remained there for the past four weeks, despite fierce competition from other big games.

A massive hit for Sony

As an exclusive to the PlayStation 4, "God of War" has proved to be yet another hit for the console and has no doubt helped convinced gamers to pick up a PS4. It had been several years since the last entry in the series was released, and the reveal of "God of War" at Sony's E3 2016 conference caused a great deal of interest and excitement among fans. Past games in the franchise have always been met with strong reviews but the latest "God of War" went above and beyond, earning perfect scores from many major gaming sites who praised its intense combat, engaging narrative, gorgeous graphics, and immersive world.

UK game charts

It was no surprise to anyone that "God of War" made its debut straight to the top of the UK game charts, but how long would it be able to stay there? Well, today marks "God of War's" fourth consecutive week at No. 1 as the game has now dominated the charts for an entire month. These numbers come despite competing with some big games such as "Far Cry 5," "FIFA," and the release of "Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze" on the Switch.

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As of this week, "God of War" is in first and "Donkey Kong" spends a second week in second. "Far Cry 5" is in third, "FIFA 18" is fourth, and "Fallout 4" brings up the rear in fifth. "God of War's" accomplishments are even more noteworthy when you consider that it is only available on the PS4, whereas the likes of "FIFA" and "Far Cry 5" are available on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

The future

Only time will tell whether or not "God of War" can spend a fifth week on top, but it's certainly possible.

This coming week will see the release of several Nintendo Switch ports such as "The Banner Saga," "Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition," and "Little Nightmares: Complete Edition." Perhaps one of these will be able to usurp Kratos, but it's certainly possible he'll fend them off. It's worth noting that the next big game release comes next week with the launch of the PS4 game "Detroit: Become Human." Could it be that only another PS4 exclusive can topple Kratos?

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