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God of War III

aka: GoW3, God of War III: Remastered, God of War III: Remasterizado
Moby ID: 45664
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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.

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Average score: 92% (based on 52 ratings)

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Average score: 4.2 out of 5 (based on 54 ratings with 1 reviews)

A Fantastic Trilogy Closer!

The Good
God of War III picks up right where God of War II left off and it closes the story in a way that's absolutely fitting and grand in its scale and sense of fun. It makes all the frustrating blood, sweat and tears you pour into the game feel worth it when you finally get to complete your quest for sweet revenge against the Gods of Olympus.

The Bad
The stuff I didn't like about the game really included the omission of being able to stab henchmen on the ground via pressing circle several times, as was the case in the last two games. I love seeing characters stabbing people where you see their hands firmly gripping the hilt of a sword. There's something about that imagery that's just satisfying to me when it's done well.

The Bottom Line
It's the conclusion to the Olympian Saga in God of War. It's everything you love about the previous games brought to a bombastic conclusion of Godly scale.

PlayStation 3 · by John H. (52) · 2019

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

  • 4Players
    • 2010 – #3 Best PS3 Game of the Year
    • 2010 – Best Action-Adventure of the Year
    • 2010 – Best Graphics of the Year
    • 2010 – #3 Best Music of the Year
    • 2010 – #3 Best Localisation of the Year
  • 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)

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Game added April 2, 2010. Last modified May 28, 2024.