Undeniably one of the most popular licenses on Playstation, God of War is also accessible to PC players … provided you know the little tricks. In 2021, Sony is reportedly planning to release a collection on Steam and the Epic Games Store, but in the meantime, here’s how to play God of War on PC.
God of War 4 , the 2018 reboot, is probably the game that put the saga back at the center of the video game world. The game was indeed a hit, winning hundreds of awards for all of its technical aspects. For all this, the jealous ones came out of the woods, all Xbox or PC players regretting the PS4 exclusivity.
So here’s how to break the limits to play God of War on PC !
God of War on PC : emulation, software and tutorial
Notice several small things right away. First, the Playstation 4 is absolutely not emulable on a PC . God of War (2018) is therefore absolutely not playable elsewhere than on console . However, there is hope since Sony reportedly planned to publish its game on Steam and the Epic Games Store, as was already the case for Horizon Zero Dawn or Death Stranding before.
Indeed, the PS5 increases development costs so the company has found a simple but guaranteed way to increase revenue: publish on other platforms , except on the Xbox of course. So Steam and EGS players can still hope to see God of War on PC someday.
God of War on PC : remote play and PSN, the only functional means
Currently, PC gamers have only one choice to play God of War 2018 PC: the remote play or read remotely in good French. It’s super easy to activate and you only need three things:
- A PS4
- A pc
- An internet connection (the faster the better)
If you check these three boxes, then go for a walk in your settings to enable remote play . We put together a very simple guide to follow but unfortunately, people who wonder how to play god of war 4 on pc often do not have a Playstation 4 at hand …
Once upon a time , God of War was available for download on PC for free via the PS Now subscription service (Netflix video game). But it only stayed 3 months on this platform before being withdrawn and is no longer accessible at all .
God of War on PC : How to play God of War games on PC?
If you are reading these words and want to play God of War 1, God of War 2, and God of War 3 on PC then you have come to the right place. If the 4th installment is not available for computer players, the first 3 installments are available through three methods:
- PS Now ( Download and activate it , 7 days free)
- Remote play (we also talk about it in the link above)
- The PS3 emulation , detailed just below.
PS3 emulation is a good way, but it takes some elbow grease. We drew up a very complete tutorial a short while ago, here are the main points:
- Arm yourself with a good gaming PC (Intel i5 or AMD Ryzen 5 processor minimum – Vulkan compatible graphics card)
- Download the OS of the PS3 available on the official website
- Download the RPCS3 emulator , extract it to a clean folder and launch it.
- Go to File > Install Firmware and install the PS3 OS file, downloaded in step 2.
- Find a dump PS3 game , for example illegally on the emuroms.ch site .
- Go to File> Boot Game> Select the game folder> Open the game
If you have more advanced questions on how to install and operate the PS3 emulator, go to the official website which has a very detailed English Quicktart guide .