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God of War II

aka: GoW2, God of War II HD, God of War II: Divine Retribution

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The brutal warrior Kratos returns as the new vengeful God of War. The second chapter of the series focuses once more on a tale of revenge. Having defeated Ares and now a god himself, Kratos proves to be a more vicious and power-hungry god than Ares ever was. Eventually he finds himself betrayed, with his godly powers and abilities removed from him. Kratos sets upon another epic quest to find the Sisters of Fate and do what no mortal or god has ever done: change his destiny and reclaim his power.

Like its predecessor, God of War II is an action game with platforming and puzzle-solving elements. Still utilizing the Blades of Chaos, Kratos must rip apart his enemies and and other gods, heroes, and monsters from the Greek myths that stands in his way to revenge and power. As before, the higher the combo achieved from killing an enemy, the more red orbs will be awarded to Kratos for upgrades. Kratos has a selection of spells which utilize the blue orbs. Some are familiar from the previous game, while others are new to the sequel and its storyline.

In addition to the action and light puzzle-solving, Kratos takes to the sky in the sequel with some rail-based flying levels on the back of either a Pegasus or gryphon. He also learns several new abilities for combat as well as for solving the puzzles in the game, such as for example the ability to slow down time.

Included with the game is a second disc that has such bonus features as deleted levels, the voices of God of War II, the musical score, and a documentary about bringing the game to life.


  • God of War II: Shūen no Jokyoku - Japanese spelling

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Bug DreinIX (10532) 2009-02-08 18:21:09


1001 Video Games

The PS2 version of God of War II appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.### Advertisement

In March 2007, Sony launched the website islandofrhodes.org with a large countdown that ended on 11th April 2007. Initially, after the countdown, the site only showed a wallpaper and production videos, but a user at GameFaqs.com discovered a page with hidden Greek letters. If you spell Kratos by clicking on them in order (Kappa - under iota, middle right, Rho - upper left corner, Alpha - bottom right, left of soldier's waist, Theta - under upsilon, Omega - upper right, Sigma - bottom right, by soldier's foot) and then hit proceed, a new page appears.

It shows instructions to enable a hidden feature, added at the very last moment on Christmas Eve 2006 when the beta was just finished. It allows players of the PS2 and PS3 versions to unlock a HD friendly resolution for the game: 480P with full size buffers (640x448) rather than the original 480P resolution. It looks prettier, but runs a little slower. The instructions can be found in the Tips & Tricks section.


The Greek Hero Perseus is voiced by Harry Hamlin. Hamlin also played Perseus in the 1981 film Clash of the Titans and he was cast specifically for this role.


  • GameSpy
    • 2007 – PS2 Game of the Year
    • 2007 – PS2 Action Game of the Year
    • 2007 – PS2 Game of the Year (Readers' Vote)
  • Golden Joystick Awards
    • 2007 - PlayStation Game of the Year

Information also contributed by Mark Ennis and piltdown man.

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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Guy Chapman.

PlayStation 3 added by MAT.

Additional contributors: Jeanne, Sciere, DreinIX, Caelestis, Patrick Bregger, Charly2.0, GTramp, FatherJack.

Game added March 25th, 2007. Last modified February 28th, 2023.