Hilariously bad God of War rip-off removed from Xbox store

A hilariously bad God of War rip-off game has been removed from the Xbox store to no surprise whatsoever. Kratos will not be impressed!

The game in question is called “War Gods Zeus of Child” which is a hideous title for a game if there ever was one. The God of War rip-off was available to buy for £3.39. However, even at that price, we’re not sure if it offered value for money.

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The game featured an amateur character mode of Kratos inspired by the critically acclaimed PlayStation classic of 2018. The rip-off game was created by Dolaka Ltd using the Unity engine.

How did this game appear on the Xbox store?

Well, it sneaked its way onto the Xbox store courtesy of the “Xbox Creators Collection” programme. This programme is an evolution of the Xbox Live Indie Games of the 360 era. 

Thanks to this programme, indie games can be uploaded to the store without Microsoft certification. In other words, it’s a wild west of indie uploads.

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Thankfully, War Gods Zeus of Child has since been removed from the Xbox store. Which is surely to avoid Sony’s lawyers being called in. 

Before the rip-off was removed, Eurogamer’s Tom Phillips purchased the game and played it, so we don’t have to.

Phillips described the game as “a worthless, minutes-long experience where you make Kratos slash aimlessly at a never-ending stream of enemies in an arena environment until you give up or Kratos dies.

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But wait, there’s more!

If the rip-off shenanigans couldn’t get any worse, the same developer has uploaded another game to potentially trigger a lawsuit. At the time of writing, a game called “Dinasaur Falling Survival” is on the Xbox store. And yes, this game has misspelt the word “dinosaur” in its title.

Dinasaur Falling Survival comes in at 10p cheaper with a price of £3.29 and is a blatant rip-off of Mediatonic’s Fall Guys. Now, even if you were curious to play this game, I’m not sure why anyone would want to pay money for it, considering that the fantastic Fall Guys is free-to-play.

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Furthermore, if you were tempted to play the Fall Guys rip-off before it’s removed, here’s a word of warning. This game is rated PEGI 18 for “extreme violence”. So, I’m sure it’s not for the faint at heart.

Thankfully the latest game starring Kratos arrives later this year on November 9th with God of War Ragnarok for PS5 as well as PS4. You can pre-order God of War Ragnarok from the GameByte Shop.

What are your thoughts on the rip-off games and do you think more will appear in the coming days? Let us know across our social media channels.

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Featured Image Credit: Not Dolaka Ltd/Source: Eurogamer