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God Of War III

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19 March 2010
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PS3
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Sony Santa Monica

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God Of War III (2010)
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In a year of sequels and follow-ups, few PS3 titles have been as anticipated as this third instalment in Sony’s God of War saga. A master class in design and bombastic spectacle, God of War III once more pits Kratos - PlayStation’s angriest man - against the gods of ancient Greece, this time around in a blood-drenched quest to claim the head of Zeus, king of all Olympus.

The frantic, combo-popping gameplay is back in force, placing Kratos amid a sea of undead minions and beasts of myth, while stringing attacks together in a symphony of classical destruction. To help him on his bloody way, Kratos lays hands on an almighty arsenal of weaponry, from his stalwart blades on chains setup to the all-new Cestus: a pair of steel gauntlets moulded in the shape of lion heads and prized for pummelling Zeus and his minions alike. Like the God of War Collection before it, GoW III benefits greatly from the high-definition treatment, the Grecian carnage unfolding against a vibrant, crisp palette of burning cities and lavishly-drawn scenery. But as beautiful as it undoubtedly is to behold, it’s the gameplay that sets God of War apart from its peers. While titles such as Dante’s Inferno and Darksiders take a decent stab at replicating the formula, GoW III shows the master at work – intuitive combinations flowing together with practised ease, while the deadly dance of endless combat never turning into a grind.

With towering bosses that dwarf those in similar games, levels that live, breathe and move, plus a flurry of combos, upgrades and magical attacks to unlock, there’s plenty here to revisit once the story has reached its end, as well as a series of challenges and additional costumes providing yet more graft for completists to sink their teeth into. All-in-all the best god-slaying saga to date. Richard Dawkins would be proud.


Reviewed by Sebastian Williamson

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One of the best !

PS3 at its best. The graphics are to die for and the game is awesomely fun to play. This is a classic reason why PS3 is better than XBOX 360. ... More

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Posted by JackS1351 at 15:16, 25 June 2010 | Report This Post


GOW III

This is exactly why I play videogames. The best game of the year and one of the best ever, I think. ... More

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Posted by nc_jj at 04:02, 15 April 2010 | Report This Post


Same Old

This may look stunning but is the same hack slash, hack slash button bashing as the other God of War games. Instead of trying something new and original the developer has opted for all graphics and gore and no substance, I was bored after 5 minutes. Shame on Empire for giving this 5 stars and Dragon Age's expansion 3 stars, atleast it offers story, character develoment nd real game choices. Get Final Fantasy XIII instead,its linear for the first 20 hours...but then the first 20 hours is the tuto... More

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Posted by Dave25 at 16:56, 22 March 2010 | Report This Post


God of War III

Stunning. The in-game graphics are epic, detailed and gorgeous. The story is great and the game is genuinely fun to play. Glad I got it on day 1 so I could play it asap, and I'd recommend others to buy it asap too. A great reason to own a PS3. ... More

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