Back of Keep Case - Platinum Release - (Ireland, UK):
‘WHOM THE GODS WOULD DESTROY, THEY FIRST MAKE MAD.’ EURIPIDES (480-406 B.C.)
THE GREATEST OF GREEK TRAGEDIES
THE MOST INFAMOUS WARRIOR IN ANCIENT GREECE
TEETERS ON THE VERY EDGE OF MADNESS. HAUNTED BY
AN INSATIABLE HUNGER FOR DEATH AND DESTRUCTION.
FOR KRATOS, THERE CAN BE NO ESCAPE; HIS SOUL IS
BEYOND REDEMPTION. BUT THE BLOODLUST WILL
CULMINATE IN ONE FINAL CONFRONTATION; KRATOS
MUST CHALLENGE HIS TORMENTOR.
HE MUST DEFEAT ARES, THE GOD OF WAR.
EXPERIENCE BRUTAL COMBAT,
USING A MULTITUDE OF ATTACKS,
COMBOS AND UNIQUE WEAPONRY
TO SLAY ENEMIES
USE AN INNOVATIVE MAGIC SYSTEM
TO WIELD THE UNEARTHLY POWER
OF GODS AND MONSTERS
COME FACE O FACE WITH LEGENDARY
BEASTS INCLUDING MEDUSA, CYCLOPS AND
MINOTAUR AS THE STORY UNRAVELS
EXPLORE THE VIOLENT WORLD OF GREEK
MYTHOLOGY IN FABLED LANDS FILLED WITH
PHYSICAL OBSTACLES AND MENTAL CHALLENGES
From Sony Computer Entertainment America's Santa Monica Studios comes God of War, a visceral action-adventure based on the fantastical and dark world of ancient Greek mythology. As the fearsome Kratos, a mighty Spartan warrior hell-bent on destroying god of war Ares, you must slay some of the most famous - and largest - creatures in history.
Armed with the fearsome Blades of Chaos, two flaming blades bound to his body by long chains, and various gifts from the gods, the remorseless Kratos will not hesitate to carve his way through anyone - or anything - that stands in his path.
God of War takes the action-adventure genre to a new high, combining movie-level production values with fluid, gore-drenched gameplay. As the epic, dramatic storyline unfolds, Kratos will encounter violent opposition from infamous mythical monsters such as minotaurs, centaurs, sirens, and gorgons.
Each enemy presents its own unique challenge to Kratos, who uses his unparalleled combat skills to take out every foe in brutal style. By following the on-screen prompts, you can access dozens of imaginative fatal finishing moves, from tearing creatures in half with Kratos' bare hands, to climbing up the backs of larger enemies and strangling them to death.
In addition, Kratos will also receive gifts from the gods, magical techniques that are essential for defeating some of the tougher opponents. Even the odds with the ethereal Army of Hades, shock everyone in the vicinity with Poseidon's Rage, or turn all into stone with Medusa's Gaze.
Kratos can also make use of a huge range of context-sensitive actions, such as using his unnatural strength to force huge doors open, scaling sheer walls and cliffs, and firing giant crossbows.
God of War is a thrilling, unique game that takes the action-adventure to mythical new highs.
Become a mighty Spartan warrior and battle some of the most terrifying creatures from ancient Greek mythology
Amazingly deep combat system allows for huge combos and unique, enemy-specific finishing attacks
Features an hour of cinematic sequences
Stunning visuals and environments on a epic scale
Context-sensitive moves let Kratos perform a wide range of actions with single button presses
Back of Jewel Case - Playstation 2 (US) (Demo Disc):
YOU ARE KRATOS, AND YOU WILL MURDER THE GOD OF WAR.
The journey forward is perilous, but one you must complete if you have any hope of saving Athens and finding freedom from your growing madness.
Your adventure begins here, with the Hydra, a foul creature that has terrorized the Aegean Sea for centuries. Bring down this beast to gain entry into Athens and move closer to your one calling: the death of Ares.
The God of War
The Epic Adventure of Conquest, Destiny and Revenge
COMING MARCH 2005
Includes a God of War teaser, "making of" video and Director Commentary.
YOU ARE KRATOS AND YOU WILL MURDER THE GOD OF WAR.
THE EPIC ADVENTURE OF CONQUEST, DESTINY & REVENGE.
BONUS FEATURES INCLUDE:
The Making of God of War (unlocked)
God of War Trailers (unlocked)
Monsters of Myth video
Heroic Possibilities video
Visions of Ancient Greece video
God of War music soundtrack (free download - not on disc)