God of War III
|a game by||SCE Studio Santa Monica|
|Platforms:||Playstation 4, Playstation 3|
|Editor Rating:||9/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||7.4/10 - 21 votes|
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|See also:||God of War, Hack and Slash Games|
God of War III is the fifth game in the God of War action/adventure franchise and the third game in the main console series. Like the previous two titles, God of War III follows the story of Kratos, a soldier in the Spartan army who is betrayed by the Greek gods. Angered by his fate, Kratos travels throughout the wondrous and dangerous world of Greek mythology attempting to end Zeus' reign. God of War III features bloody and satisfying combat, interesting puzzles, and some truly amazing spectacle. Whether you're a fan of the God of War series or not, God of War III is a fantastic game that deserves to be experienced.
Main Game Features
- Brutal combat with a new magic system
- Dozens of bosses and unique enemies
- High-resolution graphics and impressive scale
God of War III picks up immediately after the end of God of War II, with Kratos and the titan Gaia scaling Mount Olympus. Hellbent on revenge for Zeus' misgivings, Kratos fiercely battles against all that stands in his way. After an exciting fight against Poseidon and a failed attempt on Zeus' life, Kratos falls off the mountain and plummets into the Underworld. Despite this setback, Kratos vows to have his revenge and slowly begins the trek back to the top of Mount Olympus. Even when compared to the past two God of War games, God of War III has some exceptionally cool characters, bosses, and moments. Many of the most popular Greek gods like Poseidon, Aphrodite, and Hades are big players in the story, as Kratos attempts to kill each one of them. Your adventure takes you far across the fictional world of Greek mythology, extending the lore and universe within. Kratos' journey sees him locating Pandora's Box, exploring a dangerous labyrinth, and battling against countless foes. There's an impressive amount of drama and great closure to Kratos' story, resulting in a satisfying trilogy.
Apart from a few improvements, enhancements, and new mechanics, the gameplay in God of War III is very similar to past games. Playing as Kratos, you'll swing and smash through hundreds of enemies utilizing your wrist-bound blades. Levels are mostly linear, but there are plenty of hidden secrets scattered around to reward exploration. Chests often contain power-ups such as phoenix feathers and gorgon eyes, which improve your magic and health. As you progress through the adventure, you'll also discover new weapons that can be used for both combat and Puzzle-solving. Each weapon also has a dedicated magic attack, offering a bit of strategy.
Although the gameplay is exceptionally strong and the story is impressive, it's the flashy graphics and set-piece moments that really tie God of War III together. Right from the opening moments of the game, the sense of scale is truly impressive, as Kratos is dwarfed by the gigantic Titans around him.
The high-resolution graphics offer clean and evocative environments, as well as exciting action encounters. God of War III is just as fun to watch as it is to play, thanks to its smart use of mythology and undeniably cool visuals.
God of War III is a great game for players who want to smash through tons of enemies, spill loads of blood, and feel more powerful every step of the way. That said, there's still plenty of nuance and variety to the game, evident in its complex narrative, interesting puzzle sections, and unique combat mechanics. Even when played on the lowest difficulty, you'll have to use your wits, as this is one of the most challenging God of War games yet. However, if you have the skill to see it through, God of War III will likely become one of your favorite third-person action games.
- Excellent storytelling and world-building
- Bonus challenge mode
- Awesome powers and items
- Puzzles can be confusing at times
- Occasionally frustrating combat