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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 Windows Anubis vs. Pagan
War Gods Windows Title Screen
War Gods Windows The Net
War Gods Windows Low Kick

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Gameplay (Benelux) Aug, 1997 86 out of 100 86
Gamezilla Aug 17, 2000 76 out of 100 76
PC Joker Aug, 1997 68 out of 100 68
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Oct, 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameSpot Jul 16, 1997 5.3 out of 10 53
PC Zone Aug 13, 2001 5.3 out of 10 53
PC Player (Germany) Nov, 1997 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Computer Games Magazine 1997 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Génération 4 Sep, 1997 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 33


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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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quizzley7 (21744) added War Gods (Windows) on Jul 14, 2001
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