God of War concept art shows radically different Kratos

Wednesday, 5th January 2011 01:29 GMT By Brenna Hillier


What might have been! Concept artist Charlie Wen went through several designs before settling on God of War’s distinctive protagonist, as revealed by a stash of concept art.

Rejected designs include a masked Kratos with what looks like dreadlocks, and a heavily-armoured type with an almost medieval take on a classical helmet.

Siliconera unearthed the artworks on Wen’s blog, along with various treatments of Ares and Medusa.



  1. freedoms_stain

    In one of the first 2 games there was a bonus feature where you entered an arena and could see alternative designs in full render of Kratos and other game characters and creatures.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Blerk

    That was the first one. I remember the rejected ‘anatomically-correct’ Minotaur models with some level of amusement. :-)

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Stoopid_Snot

    a yeah, every time I think of it I’m just so sad for the poor Cyclops…. lost his Penis in the development of the game :(

    #3 4 years ago

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