A God of War knockoff game has been pulled from the Xbox store. The game in question, titled “War Gods Zeus of Child,” billed itself thus,
War Gods Zeus of Child is a great war game. Destroy all enemies and creatures with the Zeus War Gods of challange [sic]. Kill them all with your gun. Launch attacks with various combos. Reach the highest monster kills without dying. Feel the power of the warning god.
Publisher Dolakta LTD is also the company behind Dinasaur Falling Survival – a game heavily “inspired” by Fall Guys.
Xbox head Phil Spencer recently made news when he listed the next installment in the God of War series as the game he is most excited to play next. Somehow, we can only imagine this is not what he meant.
First game: Pong
Last game: Road 96
Favorite game: Robotron: 2084
Game you play the most: right now….FH5 Hot Wheels
Game you want to play next: God of War Ragnarok
First game you'd show a caveman: Lumines: perfect mix of mechanics, music, style and replayability
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) July 26, 2022
God of War is, of course, one of Sony’s biggest exclusive IPs. To see it so flagrantly ripped off on the Xbox store has to be something of an embarrassment for Xbox.
War Gods Zeus of Child features (pretty blatantly) God of War series protagonist Kratos. Only in this game, the Greek demigod has access to firearms, apparently. The game was listed for $4.09 and made quite a bit of buzz before being taken down. At the present it seems unclear whether the game’s publisher or Microsoft pulled the game. It is also unclear how the game managed to slip through the approval process.