God of War: Christopher Judge Is The New Voice of Kratos

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The original voice actor for Kratos in God of War won't be returning to voice the Spartan warrior. Sony Monica has taken a new direction in casting actor Christopher Judge, who will take on the role of Kratos in Sony's God of War 4.

This comes as a surprising revelation to many fans of the GOW series, as Terrence C. Carson has been the voice of Kratos since God of War 1 (2005), until his final game, God of War: Ascension which released on PlayStation 3 in 2013. This is the first time Terrence Carson has not been cast as the Fallen God.

Christopher Judge, of course, is well known for his role as Teal'c from Stargate SG-1 but this isn't the first time Judge has voiced a video game character. Remember D-Mob from EA's Def Jam Vendetta? Judge provided his voice for the character in 2003. He was also the mouthpiece for Jericho in Turok (2008).


When God of War 4 was unveiled at Sony's E3 Conference, there was a lot of confusion as to why Kratos didn't sound like his usual self. In time people soon realised that Terrance was no longer the voice of Kratos.



Kratos is best-known for his voice and since his debut as a speaking character; Terrance’s execution is what made the character what it is. It is Terrance’s boisterous voice and distinct vocal mannerisms that has outlined the character of Kratos for all of the series’ western crowd.

To change this important facet of Kratos would be somewhat similar as if Naughty Dog was changing Nathan Drake’s voice in Uncharted 4 from Nolan North to Leonardo Dicaprio. So it's surprising that Sony Monica has gone in a completely new direction with Kratos, in not only appearance but also voice actor.

It's no secret that Terrance will be missed for his dedicated work of voicing Kratos for a decade and we wish him all the best in his future endeavours. Still, Sony Monica choosing Christopher Judge as the new voice actor for Kratos wasn't a bad idea in the slightest.

Judge has an amazing voice and hearing him portray older Kratos is very fitting


Judge has an amazing voice and hearing him portray older Kratos is very fitting, which is why we aren't surprised that Sony Monica went with Judge for their new GOW PlayStation 4 title. It was a great casting choice and Christopher Judge is the perfect fit for Kratos




TC Carston took to his twitter earlier this morning to let fans know that Sony had ultimately decided to go in a new direction with God of War 4 and this meant that Carston wasn't returning to his leading role as Kratos.

Right from the beginning, it was evident that this was going to be a different God of War game. What do you think of Christopher Judge as the new voice of Kratos? Do you think he'll do a better job than Terrance Carson? Let us know in the comments below.




33 comments:

  1. So conflicted about this decision. I loved Terrence Carson as Kratos, but I also love me some Teal'c..

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  2. I generally feel sorry for Terrence c carson, was there any word on why he didn't assume his role as Kratos?

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    1. Same here, like Damn dude's been voicing Kratos since the first game and they just suddenly decide to drop him.

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    2. I'm happy Judge got the role but wow kind of feel bad for Terrence who's been his voice since God of war 1.

      Like imagine if Nolan North was no longer the voice of Nathan Drake, it's the principle.

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    3. I always hate to see voice actors in a long running series get replaced, but in this case, he's being replaced by someone awesome.

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    4. Yeah. Sony decided to go in a direction and hire a new voice actor for Kratos, it's been updated in the article.

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  3. kratos has a sexy new voice

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  4. I never liked the original God of War games but this one looks like the best one yet.

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    1. Because this reminds me of The Last of Us which is my favorite PlayStation game.

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  5. Gotta admit it's kind of funny that even with a recast, Kratos still has the soul of a brotha.

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  6. Wow. As an Stargate fan, I'm ashamed I didn't catch this.

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    1. I missed it during the Sony E3 Conrence too. Only realising after watching the trailer on Youtube.

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  7. Explains things. Was wondering why Kratos didn't sound like Carson.

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  8. Sounded fine though hopefully they didn't just toss Terrance Carson aside without talking to him first.

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  9. Phew, at least it wasn't Troy Baker.

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    1. Okay that made me laugh harder than it should have, you win the internet.

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  10. Knew it wasn't TC Carson straight away

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  11. Christopher Judge sounds intimidating as Kratos even speaking softly to a kid. Yet to see if he can pull off anything as iconic as an "ARES!" scream though.

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  12. TC will forever remain the GOAT, but Teal'c is a damn good choice. Not even mad.

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  13. Just gonna say im not happy and wont be. Plain and simple

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  14. Just gonna say im not happy and wont be. Plain and simple

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  15. Sony aren't loyal at all.

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    1. Unless you're Nolan North.

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    2. Touché, which is a shame, I'll miss Terrance's portrayal of Kratos dearly.

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  16. I love Christopher Judge but I don't think it's fair on TC Carston, he's been with God of War since it's humble beginnings.

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  17. Kratos new voice gave me hype! Still gonna miss TC.

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  18. Not only did they change his voice, but also what he looks like. I don't want to assume whitewashing or anything, but if they going with a new character model then they should have. Not just make him a brunette.

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  19. kratos voice was distinctive it was what help the character stand out, the new voice just have the same appeal or growl..

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  20. So from killing false gods in outer space, teal'c become Kratos. Good call.

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