God Mode is the hardest difficulty setting in God of War, Chains of Olympus, Ghost of Sparta and God of War (2018), as well as the second hardest setting in God of War II, and the normal difficulty in God of War III. In Chains of Olympus, God of War and Ghost of Sparta, the player unlocks it by beating the game on one of three easier difficulty settings. Subsequently, beating the game in God Mode usually unlocks various features and rewards.
God Mode differs in God of War and Chains of Olympus. In God of War, the value of the Orbs remains, but costumes cannot be used. In Chains of Olympus and Ghost of Sparta, it shares similarities to God of War II's Titan Mode, in which Orbs are worth only half as much.
The God Mode appeared again in God of War (2018). This variation of God Mode has its own save and a disclaimer warning the player that they can't change the difficulty after selecting it. The mode is far more difficult as enemies will be replaced by tougher and far greater enemies by the start, and if left alone for too long they will be able to change levels and become stronger to face.
- Aspis of Spartan Fury Shield
- Radiant Shield of Unity