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How to play God of War on PC

God Of War Screenshot
God Of War Screenshot (Image credit: PlayStation)

Sony Santa Monica is one of the most prestigious teams at Sony Worldwide Studios, with the studio's 2018 title God of War widely acclaimed as one of the best PS4 games available. While it's been on Sony's game streaming service PlayStation Now before, it was only for a limited time.

The game is now back seemingly permanently, meaning you can technically play God of War on PC, if you're willing to stream it. This is especially helpful for anyone who doesn't own a PS4 or PS5 console right now.

Sony has begun porting some its first-party games to PC, such as Horizon Zero Dawn and Days Gone, but God of War is not yet one of those games. In the meanwhile, if you want to play it on PC, you'll need to have a PlayStation Now subscription. This is the perfect time to do so, given that the God of War Ragnarok was delayed and is currently slated to arrive in 2022.

If you're unfamiliar with the events of past games in the franchise, or you're just in need of a refresher, you can check out our God of War timeline for the full story so far.

How to play God of War on PC

Before you get set up, please do note that your PC needs to meet some recommended specs. It's recommended you have at least a 3.5GHz Intel i3 CPU or a 3.8GHz AMD A10 CPU, at least 2GB RAM, which any modern computer will have, and an internet connection of 5Mbps or higher. An internet connection of 15Mbps or higher will ensure it's a smoother experience.

  1. Go to the official PlayStation Now for PC page right here.
  2. Download the PC app.

Source: Windows Central (Image credit: Source: Windows Central)
  1. Plug in a DualShock 4 controller via USB.
  2. If you don't have a PlayStation Network account, you'll need to make one here.
  3. You can then subscribe to PlayStation Now or use a one-time free trial to test it out.
  4. Start enjoying PlayStation games like God of War on PC!

Do note that, unfortunately, PlayStation Now on PC does not currently support DualSense controllers, meaning that even if native PS5 games are eventually added, you wouldn't be able to use the DualSense haptic feedback and adaptive triggers functionality.

Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on Xbox and PC gaming on Windows Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert.

3 Comments
  • Has anyone else had good quality when streaming to PC via Playstation now? I've tried it a couple times over the past few years and had laggy input and poor quality graphics. I've got a 1gig connection and a modern gaming computer.
  • I'd have done this for GoW but PSNow isn't available in Australia. I guess Microsoft isn't the only "global" company that deserves criticism for not really being global.
  • Probably unplayable for most people interested. Sony doesn't give a crap about most of their user facing features, much less this afterthought of a streaming service.