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God of War III (PlayStation 3)

94
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
4.1
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

Description

The Ghost of Sparta returns in this final chapter of the God of War trilogy. Continuing right after the events of God of War II, Kratos, the fallen god and spartan warrior, finds himself riding on the back of the Titan Gaia toward Mt. Olympus. Betrayed and killed by his father and ruler of Olympus, Zeus, to give up his power, Kratos returns from the Underworld and decides that he will bring about the death of Zeus by any means necessary. Knowing that the battle against the Olympians would not be easy, he enlists the help of the Titans, the former Elder Gods overthrown by Zeus and his brothers, to help exact revenge. With nothing much to live for, Kratos will stop at nothing to bring chaos to all of Olympus.

God of War III retains much of the same form of gameplay as with the previous titles in the series. In this hack-and-slash action game with platforming and puzzle elements, the player controls the main character Kratos as he battles against many kinds of enemies. Fighting is done by pressing different button combinations which are assigned to certain moves. Finishing off an enemy is done by initiating a QTE (Quick-time Event) when the proper symbol appears above their heads. Kratos also gains some new weapons to go along with the old, including the Cestus and the Blade of Olympus.

Along with the single player story mode, the game includes various extras and modes. Finishing the game once unlocks the Chaos difficulty and also unlocks an assortment of challenges called the Challenge of Olympus. Also, videos such as "The Making of God of War III" and unlockable costumes that grant Kratos special powers can be found in the Treasure section of the game after certain requirements are met.

Screenshots

God of War III PlayStation 3 Some enemies will be persistence, but you can stomp them down.
God of War III PlayStation 3 Kratos taking on the centaur.
God of War III PlayStation 3 Using ballista to strike down Helios.
God of War III PlayStation 3 Free faaaaaaaalling!!

Alternate Titles

  • "GoW3" -- Common abbreviation

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The Press Says

1UP Mar 08, 2010 A 100
Games.co.il Mar 26, 2010 98 out of 100 98
Atomic Gamer Mar 26, 2010 95 out of 100 95
Jeuxvideo.com Mar 08, 2010 19 out of 20 95
IGN Mar 08, 2010 9.3 out of 10 93
HCL.hr Gaming Portal Mar 26, 2010 93 out of 100 93
Blend Games Mar 12, 2010 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Gamernode Mar 29, 2010 9 out of 10 90
AusGamers Apr 01, 2010 9 out of 10 90
CanardPC Jun 01, 2010 5 out of 10 50

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Trivia

Ghost of Sparta Teaser

In the description of the "King of the Hill" trophy, there is a link to the website www.spartansstandtall.com . At first, the site only showed some light rainfall. Over time, this turned into heavier rainfall, and an image of Kratos became visible in the reflection in the water. In the end, the website revealed itself to be a teaser site for a new game in the God of War series: God of War: Ghost of Sparta.

Technology

Ken Feldman, Art Director for God of War III, mentioned that not only is the game "6-7 times bigger than anything put out on other platforms", but that it would take the power of two PlayStation 2 systems to load just the Kratos model.

Awards

  • GamePro (Germany)
    • 2011 - Best Console Action-Adventure in 2010 (Readers' Voting)
  • GameSpot
    • 2010 - Best Graphics, Technical (Editors' Choice)
    • 2010 - Most Surprising Game to Make It Past Aussie Censors (Editors' Choice
  • GameSpy
    • 2010 - Best Action Game
  • Spike Video Game Awards
    • 2009 - Most Anticipated Game
    • 2010 - Best PS3 Game
    • 2010 - Best Graphics
    • 2010 - Biggest Badass (for Kratos)
Information also contributed by Big John WV.

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Caelestis (3934) added God of War III (PlayStation 3) on Mar 18, 2010