Mod makes Kratos the God of dad jokes

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The excellent God of War (opens in new tab) has been out in the wilds on PC for a few weeks, which means that the mods are starting to get more interesting than the (always welcome) saves and shader packs. Step forward God of Dad Jokes (opens in new tab) which restores a bunch of jokey audio recorded by Christopher Judge, Kratos' voice actor, that for tonal reasons wasn't included in the final game.

There's not a whole treasure-trove of material here: But what there is, is good. The mod adds the unused lines and edits the localisation files to keep it consistent. It is also English language only. You can see it in action below and, even if you're not that interested in installing the mod yourself, the second line is very funny indeed.

This is the first audio mod for God of War: There are plenty of others that make minor visual tweaks (opens in new tab), as well as rather bizarrely one that removes Kratos's facial hair and makes him look like Ben Kingsley (opens in new tab). With the game's success on PC (opens in new tab), expect much more to come: Personally speaking, I'm looking forward to someone replacing Jörmungandr with Thomas the Tank Engine.

Rich Stanton

Rich is a games journalist with 15 years' experience, beginning his career on Edge magazine before working for a wide range of outlets, including Ars Technica, Eurogamer, GamesRadar+, Gamespot, the Guardian, IGN, the New Statesman, Polygon, and Vice. He was the editor of Kotaku UK, the UK arm of Kotaku, for three years before joining PC Gamer. He is the author of a Brief History of Video Games, a full history of the medium, which the Midwest Book Review described as "[a] must-read for serious minded game historians and curious video game connoisseurs alike."