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The 100 Greatest Games | 37 | God Of War

YEAR: 2005     FORMAT: PS2

The 100 Greatest Games | 37 | God Of War


While button-bashing hack'n'slashers are the most despised of titles amongst seasoned gamers, God Of War took the most hackneyed of console clich�s, transfused them with demon's blood, and created a shockingly thrilling adventure. The secret of GOW's success was sullen, callous, towering brute of an antihero, Kratos, with whip-like chains attached to his arms, which he used to dispatch a legion of fantastical creatures in the most ruthless ways possible. Harsh, relentless and toe-curlingly brutal, GOW remains one of the most violently enjoyable adventures in gaming history.

Memorable for...
The birth of real-time action sequences. God Of War was one of the first games to feature interactive movies, where players tap buttons in an order indicated onscreen to unleash visually stunning sequences. Of course, now the idea has been done to death and every two-bit action games uses them, to increasingly dull effect.

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