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War Gods is a one-on-one fighting game that takes place in 3D environments. The fighter under your control can perform many different moves, and string those moves together to perform "combos." Furthermore, the fighters all have special "finishing moves" that eliminate your opponent in some gruesome manner at the end of a match. There are 10 different fighters to choose from, all based on different ancient civilizations.

The graphics in War Gods are fairly unique. They were created by texture-mapping 3D character models with digitized photos of people. This gives them a reasonably lifelike look.


War Gods Nintendo 64 Kabuki Jo doing a special move on Ahau Kin
War Gods Nintendo 64 Time to kick ass
War Gods Nintendo 64 Levitate
War Gods Nintendo 64 Opponents tower

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Mega Fun Jul, 1997 76 out of 100 76
64 Power / big.N / N Games Jul, 1997 59 out of 100 59
64 Power / big.N / N Games Nov, 1997 59 out of 100 59
Total! (Germany) Aug, 1997 3.25 out of 6 55
Game Players Jun, 1997 4.7 out of 10 47
IGN May 29, 1997 4.3 out of 10 43
Electric Playground Oct 30, 1997 3.5 out of 10 35
Game Revolution Jun 06, 2004 D+ 33
Game Play 64 Dec, 1997 32 out of 100 32
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Oct 01, 2005 2 out of 10 20


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This game was originally conceived as a demo for the "Zeus" engine/board combo, which was being developed for, and would eventually be used by, Mortal Kombat 4. This explains the similarities in interface and gameplay as well as animation and moves, as the developers recycled their work between both products.

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Macintrash (2462) added War Gods (Nintendo 64) on Oct 04, 2001
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