God Mode is the hardest difficulty setting in God of War, Chains of Olympus and Ghost of Sparta, 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.