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9 stunning God of War images that showcase the amazing versatility of the PS4 epic’s photo mode

Santa Monica Studio highlights just some of its favourite snaps from its recent competition. Note: spoilers within!

For the past two months, we have been keeping a watchful eye on many of your God of War Photo Mode images. These pics showed us amazing glimpses into Kratos and Atreus’ adventures from your point of view.

Whether it was a strong use of a vignette, a unique vertical shot or a pouty Atreus selfie, there were lots of breathtaking images shared all across the web that everyone at our studio loved checking out. Now, through our Photo Mode contest, we received some of your best work yet.

We combed over 100’s of images all over the world and were immensely impressed by your creativity and originality of work we saw, whether it was a quiet, self-reflective moment with Kratos in Midgard to a fierce battle with Atreus in Muspelheim.

We’re proud to announce our legendary Photo Mode contest winners below. Check out their gorgeous photos and our team’s commentary on each image. Our winners will receive a Cook & Becker museum quality print of their winning shot signed by the team + a Dark Horse Art of God of War book.

Thank you to all our fans worldwide for your submissions. This certainly will not be the last Photo Mode contest. Please continue to send your pictures to @SonySantaMonica or sms@sony.com. BOY!

1. Photo by John L.

God of War

“From the great use of colours to the evocation of emotion, this is a beautifully simple shot that tells a story. We love the diagonal composition, using the clouds as framing to draw your eye to Atreus’ face. The mood of his face also matches the colour of the shot and its compositional elements, delivering a unified sense of emotion.”

2. Photo by @ninjerello

God of War

“The first thing that impressed us is the unique use of perspective with the Blades of Chaos being at the center of the image. It gave us a sense of both brutality and movement, reflecting the personality of Kratos in battle. We also loved also the color contrast between light blue and red.”

3. Photo by @the_macebook

God of War

“There’s a great sense of motion and tension in this image. We really enjoyed the composition and use of thirds as well as the unique use of colors to convey the tension. Altogether, it tells a very evocative narrative.”

4. Photo by Ian L.

God of War

“We love the great use of compositional lines and angles here. There’s a strong use of negative space and depth of field. The overexposed background pops from the foreground and complements the choice of colors overall.”

5. Photo by @gatirosho

God of War

“Apart from the obviously great quality of the image, we think it really captures the spirit of Atreus overall in a more quieter and peaceful setting along with a great usage of colour and mood.”

6. Photo by @TheHunterVictor

God of War

“We chose this image as it makes good use of its depth of field, great lighting and composition. There is a great sense of intention permeating from the imagery.”

7. Photo by @libraa_sandra1

God of War

“There is a powerful narrative showcased from this image here. We love the strong lines come from the framing with a great composition. We also appreciate the original use of the background here with a strong silhouette.”

8. Photo by @_Rosapexa

God of War

“This picture describes the huge power and anger of Kratos. His Blades of Chaos are shown in a very dramatic and strong way, and we like that the fire around the Blades with the Greek writing shining. This detail stands in contrast to Kratos’ harsh facial expression — reflecting Kratos’ character and origin.”

9. Photo by @linalyx_

God of War

“We appreciated the way the photo was edited; the strong use of the scenery and verticality of the image. The silhouette of Kratos stands out here as both solitary and powerful.”

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Wow, these are all amazing!! Well done all, and thanks again Santa Monica for making such a brilliant game.

Carnivius_Prime 02 August, 2018 @ 16:40
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Still amazing to think this is a real-time 3D video game producing these images. Yay for Santa Monica and PlayStation 4. :)

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