One inventive modder has replaced the game’s legendary protagonist with id Software’s Doom Slayer because they were sick of witnessing the steadfast Spartan Kratos engaged in combat with the mystical creatures that inhabit the several worlds of Santa Monica Studio’s God of War. This funny recasting is just the latest in a long line of imaginative hacks for the famous action-adventure game God of War, which allows players to take on the roles of everyone from Homer Simpson to footballer Kylian Mbappe.
When God of War was launched on the PlayStation 4 in 2018, it grabbed the gaming world by storm. The game was critically lauded for adding a more mature and emotionally meaningful plot to the ageing series, with an older and wiser (but still gruff and muscular) Kratos fighting through the Nine Realms of Norse mythology with his son Atreus by his side. God of War’s massive popularity resulted in a PC version being published in 2022, followed by the PlayStation-exclusive sequel God of War Ragnarok a few months later. God of War: Ragnarok smashed PlayStation sales records when it was launched in late 2022, outperforming its predecessor.