God of War | Raising Kratos | "Making Of" Documentary


Raising Kratos documents the five year, herculean effort to reinvent one of the greatest stories in gaming, God of War. Facing an unknown future, Santa Monica Studio took a massive risk, fundamentally changing their beloved franchise and re-establishing their rightful place in video game history.
More than just a “making of,” this cinematic journey of second chances rooted in family, sacrifice, struggle and doubt follows game director Cory Barlog and those who chase perfection in art and storytelling. Witness the incredible defeats, the unpredictable outcomes and the down-to-the-wire tension on full display in this true life redemption story.


  • Fantasy Wanorie
    Fantasy Wanorie6 godzin temu

    How do defeat the gatekeeper in GOW 4

  • DChain
    DChain6 godzin temu

    I like how transparent this is, explaining all the highs and lows for Santa Monica

  • yes
    yes13 godzin temu


  • Sinured Melowdie
    Sinured Melowdie4 dni temu

    Would love to see a video like this about cyberpunk and basically every Bethesda game. Notorious for their bugs.

  • Sinured Melowdie
    Sinured Melowdie4 dni temu

    Wished the makers of halo infinite would have watched this video lol. But to be fair, Gamepass is cutting their budget drastically. (And no, the 500million budget is Bs and nothing but Bs)

  • The Neuromancer
    The Neuromancer4 dni temu

    The funny thing is that Sony’s Ips are successful as hell but are almost all for adults. Being able to sell that good or similar to Nintendo games, which are for basically everyone with their rating, is insane. What a brand.

  • Tacocozzy
    Tacocozzy5 dni temu

    i dont know what it is about this video that keeps bringing me back. But I think its truly the only video that ever makes me stop and think and truly feel

  • Zenn22
    Zenn227 dni temu

    20fps xD

  • The Devil's In The Detail.
    The Devil's In The Detail.7 dni temu

    Playing through this game again in 2021, my informed opinion the best game of it's generation.

  • elwingy
    elwingy7 dni temu

    THis is just amazing....

  • Zshjohn Clark
    Zshjohn Clark7 dni temu

    I shed a tear with cory on the reviews. I can't image the relief

  • Valo FX
    Valo FX7 dni temu

    30:03 ignore personal timestamp to continue tommorow

  • A Love
    A Love8 dni temu

    I would love to see "Raising Johnny Silver Hand" and the disaster that took place at CDPR

  • KyzenUFC
    KyzenUFC8 dni temu

    Seeing the emotions this project evoked in those creating it and then knowing how this game touched me... games as a medium really do transcend many other forms of media. This game was something special and will always be a top 5 all time great for me.

  • Sloboz De Porc
    Sloboz De Porc9 dni temu

    best 2 hours of my life

  • silverhairdemon
    silverhairdemon9 dni temu

    Proud to say im a woman that played all the god of war games.

  • ElNeekoo
    ElNeekoo11 dni temu

    The moment Cory saw the reviews was so moving.

  • John Pepito
    John Pepito12 dni temu

    Knowing that there’s probably gonna be a sequel, I’m gonna be super duper excited. But I would be content if they didn’t follow it up b/c of how good this game was & because of the amount of sacrifice and time put into this game. I don’t need them to put another 5 years into another game and not spend time with their loved ones lol

  • WaitHereIveGoneToGetHelp !
    WaitHereIveGoneToGetHelp !13 dni temu

    Thought the game was beautiful in the PS4, can't believe the difference 60fps makes on the PS5. It looks truly next gen from that alone.

  • KingCobra007
    KingCobra00714 dni temu

    49:43 LOL

  • Fighting Goat
    Fighting Goat14 dni temu

    One of my favorite games of all time.

  • Daniel
    Daniel15 dni temu

    wow! SO AWESOME

  • Florin Raileanu
    Florin Raileanu15 dni temu

    Who watched this like 14 times after Ragnarok anouncement?😅

  • RAVE
    RAVE16 dni temu

    “Love is first, followed closely by hate and divorce and alimony.”- the great Christopher Judge

  • Roman Kuba
    Roman Kuba16 dni temu

    The game is just a masterpiece from start to finish and with all its parts. The voice acting, the music, the story, the gameplay, ... you could experience the whole game without any bugs and just be amazed by all its details. An amazing accomplishment by the whole team and I am grateful this game exists. Seeing this documentary just gives us a glimpse into some parts of this. What an accomplishment!

  • Matthew Bryant
    Matthew Bryant16 dni temu


  • [Tiago]
    [Tiago]16 dni temu

    What's subtitle Portuguese?

  • meh
    meh17 dni temu

    Any spoilers for God of War 2018 in here?

  • Adarsh Shrivastava
    Adarsh Shrivastava17 dni temu

    Well that's a lot of parenting for one video

  • Mark Hunt
    Mark Hunt17 dni temu

    1:28:38 *The music and acting , she really felt that*

  • Sam Misner
    Sam Misner18 dni temu

    can we have some bread crumbs for number 2 pleaseee

  • Col Violet
    Col Violet20 dni temu

    Imagine being a corporate fat cat just sitting back and profiting massively from all these peoples hard work Like just hear how many of these peoples idea of success is only being a creator, and being a part of tbe process

  • Baruch Iriah
    Baruch Iriah20 dni temu

    Now I can watch a documentary about how God of war was turned into menial tasks and daycare simulator.

  • Baruch Iriah
    Baruch Iriah20 dni temu

    Now I can watch a documentary about how God of war was turned into menial tasks and daycare simulator.

  • sansnomable
    sansnomable21 dzień temu

    Hi, nobody cares about the director's kids. Bye

    RAHAND SIN21 dzień temu

    I Frickin love you Cory

  • Yaseen and Younes
    Yaseen and Younes21 dzień temu

    What is so funny that Kratos keep saying “Booooooooy”, “Follow me boy”, “Mind your tongue boy”, “Now boy”. He keep saying boy, boy, boy a lot.

  • Slavsco 32
    Slavsco 3221 dzień temu

    Bathes in their blood

  • Eglehnator
    Eglehnator22 dni temu

    Us PC players stading in the rain...silently crying without anybody noticing us...

  • Mc Lovin
    Mc Lovin22 dni temu

    Why does he look like curtis lepore from vine

  • Dhannyel Augusto
    Dhannyel Augusto23 dni temu

    01:31:59 only a man who knows the pain of not being a good father...or even when you like you not did it....can feel what kratos felt...and and what this man felt this time on that moment.

  • CH1NA
    CH1NA23 dni temu

    At first sight:THE MAN WHO INVENTED THE MAN OF WAR THE MASTERMIND OF ALL POW- The man who made god of war: 6:15

  • Josh Cooke
    Josh Cooke25 dni temu

    I don’t know why but I just keep coming back to this video. I think I must have watched it all the way through at least 10 times. I come out of each watch learning something new and it’s just so interesting getting into the viewpoint of a team coming together to create a true masterpiece. A game that not only sets the bar for what a game can be, but for any form of visual or written art form.

  • Fernando Zorrilla
    Fernando Zorrilla25 dni temu

    1:09:10 Very right

  • Robby Stange
    Robby Stange26 dni temu

    Made my freemcboot memory card. Cant wait to get started playing this franchise.

  • Mayumi Lohnes
    Mayumi Lohnes27 dni temu

    Whats funny about the thumb nail is there’s a mimir keychain

  • Mk
    Mk28 dni temu

    Just watch this now. It’s now bumped up to be my no.1 game of all time, siding with dead space. Was an awesome watch. Tears actually came to eyes as I watched this. What a time to be alive and. To play such a “perfect” masterpiece. Fingers cross for part two.

  • Nenad Jakovljevic
    Nenad Jakovljevic28 dni temu

    Game of the year mmm that was lame move RDR2 set the standard and is a game for all platforms. And "BOY" is the most cringe character ever made. "Oooo HOW can I help, Oooo HOW can I help and then do nothing"

  • Josh Albert
    Josh Albert28 dni temu

    waiting for god of war ragnarok they are gonna kill it again can't wait for it

  • Isaias Castrejon
    Isaias Castrejon29 dni temu

    28:55-29:05 Looks like you see some of the villains and Gods they were working on with a few of them still yet to be seen in the game 🙀

  • richard polygamy

    richard polygamy

    28 dni temu

    @m z nah just randomly chose the name

  • m z

    m z

    28 dni temu

    @richard polygamy Ru into polygamy

  • m z

    m z

    28 dni temu

    @richard polygamy yhh

  • richard polygamy

    richard polygamy

    28 dni temu

    @m z it kinda looks like a traveller without the helmet

  • m z

    m z

    28 dni temu

    Yh that armour guy looks like Mimir with a robot body

  • eliothexpert
    eliothexpert29 dni temu

    Im crying so much. Incredible story

  • Cody Li
    Cody Li29 dni temu

    The three underwear annually disarm because property holly supply before a disgusted shock. icy, healthy judo

  • Yimmy P
    Yimmy PMiesiąc temu

    1:30:17 Christopher Judge being vulnerable and giving humanity to Kratos is pure inspiration and is a true testament to his work and sacrifice. He brought tears to my eyes.

  • Connorly
    ConnorlyMiesiąc temu

    Seeing JSE in there is just amazing

  • Danny
    DannyMiesiąc temu

    I know that no one from the team who made this game will see this but I feel compelled to say something about it. I've currently played through it 5 times completely and 3 times partially. Everything from the graphics and sound, combat, world structure, even the feel of the game is amazing. Playing through it this many times and I'm still moved by the story. As a gamer, a parent and a person this game has moved me. Seriously. To all who had a hand in creating this, thank you.

  • Randy Random
    Randy RandomMiesiąc temu

    I’d watch this movie again, 100% real and 100% more expressive than titanic or twilight

  • YaBoiAidan
    YaBoiAidanMiesiąc temu

    Boy, remember.... It's ok to love dawg

  • dorothy Susanna
    dorothy SusannaMiesiąc temu

    The encouraging heart essentially hop because turtle congruently reach aboard a dull italian. aspiring, cautious ex-husband

  • doppelminds
    doppelmindsMiesiąc temu

    All gamers should watch these kinds of documentaries so they learn about the titanic and overwhelming amount of work and passion that is behind the final piece, and stop taking things for granted so easily. This is art, and I spit on anyone who says otherwise.

  • Gamer Bamban
    Gamer BambanMiesiąc temu

    You know for a guy that did not know what he was doing directing both God Of War 2 & God Of War 4 sure turned out as masterpieces with him at the helm

  • Johnny Sixter
    Johnny SixterMiesiąc temu

    1:07:04 Malcolm in the middle, girl version.

    KRATOS_THE_DARKMiesiąc temu

    very nice!!

  • alex podvorecny
    alex podvorecnyMiesiąc temu

    Watching this again seeing how much work they put into this masterpice of a game and waiting for the new one, am so excited what comes next for kratos and atreus.

  • Jaap Lubberts
    Jaap LubbertsMiesiąc temu

    Never knew Teal'c was Kratos lol

  • Benjamin Welkens
    Benjamin WelkensMiesiąc temu


  • Larry
    LarryMiesiąc temu

    Kratos' actor is so charming

    SENPAIMiesiąc temu

    I cried at the end

  • JrocKnorth
    JrocKnorthMiesiąc temu

    Such a shame Amazon poached Shannon to work on their stupid Stadia games. She was also a huge part Santa Monica and of all the games since the very beginning.

  • Kody Pavic
    Kody PavicMiesiąc temu

    Love these kind of videos. FInally beat the game for the first time yesterday and my god what a game . Stoked to see what they do for the sequel

  • Kaila Boyle
    Kaila BoyleMiesiąc temu

    I've played through all of the God of War games multiple times, and I still get chills at all the heart stopping moments. These games have meant the world to me through so many good and bad times. I am so very grateful these stories have been told. Thank you thank you thank you!

  • richard polygamy

    richard polygamy

    28 dni temu

    Even the phone game

  • Uchiha Apodaca

    Uchiha Apodaca

    Miesiąc temu

    Have u played them all ? Its quite an entertaining experience

  • Mackenzie Hiller
    Mackenzie HillerMiesiąc temu

    I definitely understood what people meant by Atreus being a little OP, though I can see they did their best to combat that by putting him in danger sometimes and limiting him and the things he can do while also not making him a huge burden, which is what a lot of people were probably afraid of. Atreus was such a great addition to the game and it would not have been the same without him.

  • New Dawn
    New DawnMiesiąc temu


  • Gerd Peeters
    Gerd PeetersMiesiąc temu

    this really shows how HARD it is to make a game. Nothing but respect for these people

  • Gamer Bamban

    Gamer Bamban

    Miesiąc temu

    Correction it takes a lot of hardwork to create a high quality masterpiece such as God Of War 4 it takes almost no talent or hard work to make low quality shovelware

  • Entertainment Wizard
    Entertainment WizardMiesiąc temu

    Fantastic Documentary!

  • Consorcio Does Things
    Consorcio Does ThingsMiesiąc temu

    34:35 for goosebumps

  • Carson Tan
    Carson TanMiesiąc temu


  • Jiwan Gaming FF
    Jiwan Gaming FFMiesiąc temu

    This Is Excellent Game 😍😍😍😍😍

  • Sakavome
    SakavomeMiesiąc temu

    bunu türkçe yapacak bir babayiğit yok mudur

  • Anuja Nimesh
    Anuja NimeshMiesiąc temu

    @1:04:57 Why did they remove that ?

  • Pouyo


    Miesiąc temu

    Because it's very out of character for Kratos

  • Chacha Anderson
    Chacha AndersonMiesiąc temu

    I would love to work there seems like a great environment

  • Kapkaniii
    KapkaniiiMiesiąc temu

    Actuall GOATS

  • Eyas
    EyasMiesiąc temu

    Watching this for the second time because of how good it is

  • Game2Game
    Game2GameMiesiąc temu


  • Ao Kakesu
    Ao KakesuMiesiąc temu

    Christopher Judge is a big guy but sometimes big guys need even bigger hugs

  • Ao Kakesu
    Ao KakesuMiesiąc temu

    Cory is such a loving father. I can see why Kratos shined in his new role.

  • IamNinjaDodo
    IamNinjaDodoMiesiąc temu

    this gives light to the missing kill animations and the repetitive enemies. Still a masterpiece though

  • Sans the Legend
    Sans the Legend2 miesięcy temu

    Prediction: *Kratos will kill Thor using Mjolnir.*

  • I have the power of god and Anime on my side!!!!

    I have the power of god and Anime on my side!!!!

    Miesiąc temu

    @Sans the Legend yes yes “ah”

  • Sans the Legend

    Sans the Legend

    Miesiąc temu

    @I have the power of god and Anime on my side!!!! yes... *"ah."*

  • I have the power of god and Anime on my side!!!!

    I have the power of god and Anime on my side!!!!

    Miesiąc temu

    @Sans the Legend ah

  • Sans the Legend

    Sans the Legend

    Miesiąc temu

    @I have the power of god and Anime on my side!!!! That is where you are wrong. Don’t confuse Thor from true Norse Mythology from Marvel Thor. In Marvel, only those who are worthy can lift Mjolnir. In true Norse Mythology, anyone can lift Mjolnir if they're strong enough, and that’s why Thrym, the Frost King of the Giants, was able to steal Thor’s Hammer even though he made an act of stealing nor was he worthy enough to lift it, but he wasn’t always thinking with his brain and so Thor got back Mjolnir and wasted no time smashing Thrym’s Skull.

  • I have the power of god and Anime on my side!!!!

    I have the power of god and Anime on my side!!!!

    Miesiąc temu

    Maybe but only a few people can use mjonlir like people who are worthy, but let’s be honest, kratos has the worth and more.

  • FlowDaFlava
    FlowDaFlava2 miesięcy temu

    Seeing this documentary puts game developers into perspective. Often, people think it’s just push a button and game appears and it’s not. I feel bad for CdProject Red. They went in big for cyberpunk and knew it wasn’t ready yet people were sending them death threats to release the game. So they did, and then people complain that it’s bad, the irony

  • FlowDaFlava
    FlowDaFlava2 miesięcy temu

    Wow, this game was fantastic!!! Can’t wait for ragnarok

  • The Berb
    The Berb2 miesięcy temu

    You don't just buy a game. You buy blood, sweat, tears, passion, love, hardships and courage.

  • Nathan Nutter
    Nathan Nutter2 miesięcy temu

    Santa Monica The GOAT!

  • Desmond Smith
    Desmond Smith2 miesięcy temu


  • Hunar Ahmad
    Hunar Ahmad2 miesięcy temu

    @hama kurdish

  • Handsome Bachelor Lifestyle
    Handsome Bachelor Lifestyle2 miesięcy temu

    Really uncomfortable moment at 1:32:45 when Chris was getting emotional about his kids, and he indicated that he was done speaking and the camera dude just left the camera on him all those extra awkward seconds. Like dude cut, he doesn't wanna speak any more. Other than that, really awesome documentary though.

  • Tina
    Tina2 miesięcy temu

    Mega 👍😍

  • Ladan Pedramrazi
    Ladan Pedramrazi2 miesięcy temu

    I am a UX/UI designer and I always dreamed of working for a Game studio. God of war was that game that taught me what goes behind making a game when I was a teen. It gave me a purpose, a dream to live. I could not stop crying watching this video. When dreams come true...it is just magical :)

  • Khai Nguy
    Khai Nguy2 miesięcy temu

    It's Seth Rogan

  • PaidCoder
    PaidCoder2 miesięcy temu

    All i need is “fine. Lambs crest. Im a fuckin god of war” on a T-Shirt

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  • Gentil Chat
    Gentil Chat2 miesięcy temu

    I love the music in these games, without the composers, god of war wouldn't rise

  • CastielFFBoi
    CastielFFBoi2 miesięcy temu

    Setting a release date before finishing the game is a TERRIBLE IDEA. So many games come out buggy because people are held to a certain date of release for the game. Finish the game. Once you’re confident in a bug free experience, then announce the release date. I feel so bad for everyone in this team that felt the crushing pressure of “March 13, 2018”