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Genre: Action & Shooter / Video Game for PlayStation 3 / Suitable for 18 years and over / ESRB Rating: Everyone / Release Date: 2010-03-19 / Published by Sony

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      11.02.2012 16:37

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      A good game to own

      I actually got this game as a combo offer when I bought my PS3. I can say that it really challenges a TV's and the play station's graphic support! For all the action game lovers,it is just the game they would like to have. The game level designing surely gives a pure adrenaline flow! Its inhuman violence and actions and hard to believe storyline makes it an eye candy.Play it for once and it will grab you by your throat and keep you glued to your seat.

      It is primarily based on Greek Gods,mythological beasts and titans.The main aim of the game is to destroy the Gods who have played with the soul of Kratos(the main character) for long.
      The game takes sudden but brilliant turns to make the player to re think about a strategy.It takes patience to cross a level or fight a battle. Duel with Hercules or Duel with Hades the fight will give goose pimples!

      ** Controls**

      It is very simple to control Kratos with the console. Just use the two joysticks and you are good to go with the movements. The action(or fighting) buttons are the normal square,triangle,circle,and X buttons but the huge list of combos make it a bit difficult to remember the button combinations. Also it lacks the SIXAXIS motion control which is ideal in the Call of Duty series.

      **Graphics**

      Santa Monica studios have given a mind blowing realistinc graphics to the game. It is better to play it on LED ready TVs which furthermore gives it a 3D experience. HDMI cable is suggested to get a better graphics. The unmatched intricate detailing is far more better than the games of its class.

      **Gameplay**

      It actually can be placed among the top games of the world based on its gameplay.
      There are four difficulties of playing the game. After playing all the difficulty levels,Battle Arena is unlocked which gives the player to test his/her skills.

      Except that, the Challenge series is also a place to test the fighting skills.
      Consists of brutal killing of the Gods like Hades,Hercules,Zeus,Poseidon.

      **Sound**

      The sound effects gives a feeling of real war. Pair it up with a Home Theater system, and it will not let you get off the place. Creepy sounds in dark caves and loud cries during wars are just the feelings one expects from the game.

      **Specifications**

      No. of players:- 1 player
      Hard Disk space required:- minimum 5MB
      Console:- Dualshock 3 Vibration Function
      TV specs:- HD 720p,1080i
      Sound:- Dolby Digital
      PEGI(Pan European Games Information) Age Rating:- 18+
      Game Type:-Violence
      Price:-£15.71


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      17.07.2011 03:39
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      the best god of war title

      Developed by Sony Santa Monica studio in march of 201o and the final installment in the God of War series, and one of the most highly anticipated games of all time, and boy did it deserve the hype, you really have to ask yourself, what did you expect from Kratos with this final installment, he's still swinging those blades around like the crazed phsycopath we all know and love, we know he's after Zeus and we know it's going to be a mad dash around ancient Greece, think supermarket sweep but the shelves are stocked with the heads of Olympian gods. We got what we wanted, an updated version of a game series that really didn't need much changing and the changes they did make fit perfectly into the game without changing the story or the feel. The control systems the same, the Kratos is the same and the gods are same, but they all look amazing now, the graphics are seriously brilliant and CGI cut scenes are out in game cut scenes are in with Sony Santa Monica proud and confident enough to the let the games graphics speak for themselves.

      As with the previous title, your looking at an excellent blend of crazy action, brain tingling puzzles and platforming all rolled nicely into one, still managing to be a story focused adventure.
      We start bang on where the second game finished, Kratos having freed and allied with the Titans, is scaling mount Olympus to confront Zeus (and smash his crust in of course), your straight into the action with the first boss fight, Poseidon god of the sea. The game starts to show off it's grasp of cinematics straight away, the Titans are enormous and look fantastic, even you the great Kratos looks as tiny as an ant running across the Titan Gaia, and they really add a sense of grand scale to the game, fitting for the final in the series. The boss fight with Poseidon was nothing short of jaw dropping. So already, early in the game you get some A material, those of you thinking how can they top this? fret now, it only gets better from here.
      For those who enjoyed the first two God of War games, this one has plenty of new toys for you to play with, you've got your blades (in this case the blades of exile), and you'll be picking up three others, the blades of Hades (whirly purple death blades) The Neameun Cestus (huge fist weapons with lion heads) and the Nemesis whip (whirly green death blades), each weapon is crucial for some puzzles in the game, and the manner in which you aquire them is as epic as ever but i can't spoil that for you, go and see for yourself! Although three of your weapons are just other blades attached with string like deadly mittens, they are still fun to use and each have there own combo set so you won't be unimpressed or bored, the only thing i wished they'd thought of earlier was the Spartan Spear and shield from "Ghost of Sparta" (available for psp) but I know i can't have it all and SonySantaMonica can't see into their own future... but still...
      The action is as satisfying as ever, they always seemed to get it right with God of War swinging the blades only occasionally got boring and having put the game down for a couple of days you always seemed to enjoy slicing through enemies again, it's just the sound and the impact are spot on. People who aren't fans of fixed camera games will be dissapointed here but i have to say that the camera is very well behaved, and you'll have plenty of other things to be concentrating on than moving the camera so you'll end up thanking the cameraman for his help!
      You have still got the wings of Iccarus and the golden fleece from the previous game but they don't play as crucial a role as they did in the previous title, there just handy additions to your arsenal.

      More toys would be your magic, you start with a great new addition to Kratos's arsenal "Army of Sparta" where a phalanx of shields flies down to cover Kratos while spartan spears jut out to impale foes! The magic system has had a little revising with each weapon granting a new spell and the spell being upgraded along with the weapon, which unlike the previous games i think is better because rather than upgrading your weapons and leaving your magic a little derelict, you'll find yourself using your magic a lot more. Also there's a few items thrown in to the mix, running off a stamina bar that recharges automatically which is a nice feature but i can't reveal the items you'll be picking up but again, each item will unlock certain areas of the game previously not accessable therefor becoming a fun but crucial element to the game while adding a little more dimension.
      The upgrade system is back, red souls for upgrades, blue for magic green for health and white for Rage of Sparta! that's this games version of Rage of the titans from the previous games.
      The upgrade system is as frustrating as ever, it takes a long time to get enough souls to upgrade weapons, and apart from a few new combo moves you don't really feel the upgrade take effect, that will only really be a problem for impatient people... people like me!

      Oh and by the way, if your the squeamish type, i might avoid this game, nothing is left to the imagination from tearing heads off right down to boobies you'll be seeing it all, and it is graphic, you really get the sense that Kratos might be a bit fed up with something, and he really takes it out on the gods, upon defeating a god you'll be involved in one the most gruesome selections of Quick time Events you've ever seen, gouging eyes and tearing off heads comes to mind. There's tales of people saying this game was too violent, and too graphic, but don't you think that in the situations that computer games in general present us with, if where not seeing it, it's highly likely that where imagining it... right guys? Plus why not close your eyes no ones forcing you to watch any of this stuff!
      Overall, God of War 3 is a fitting end to the series, the graphics are top notch and they've really done a great job, the sense of scale is still there, with those huge set pieces and Titans, and of course it's the classic God of War play style that we love almost untouched. We can't be sure if Kratos will return, but for now, it's goodbye to an old friend. And don't worry yourself, because Kratos went out with style!

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      03.07.2011 21:26

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      An absolute must for all players of games

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      13.03.2011 16:12
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      Essential buy if you want a different kind of game

      I only got God of War III by recommendation from the local heroin dealer as I made the grave mistake of thinking it was more dragon, wizardry nonsense that seems popular still even today. If anyone is concerned this is World Of Warcraft disguised, I can assure you this is one of the best adventure/beat-em-up games around. Taking place in Ancient Greek Mythology, you play as demigod Kratos with severe daddy issues, as he literally goes to hell and back in order to take vengeance on Zeus, his father.
      -GRAPHICS- Refined characters and very clear backgrounds and texture, some of the grandiose set pieces look incredible, honestly some of the best I've seen, right from the beginning too. Cut scene graphics don't look overly outstanding compared to others now, but they're impressive nonetheless. An early scene has you fighting skeletal warriors on top of an moving Earth Titan, like a vastly improved bonus level from Shadow Of Colossus and that is when you realise this is another step forward in game console graphics. Combat animation is also great, litres of blood spewing out is commonplace and although it does look a little cartoonish (that's a problem for some) the viciousness of it goes well with the actual fighting. Bosses and mini bosses are also brilliantly designed and feature Centaurs, Minotaurs, Giants, Cyclops and of course, the Gods.

      -GAMEPLAY- I've played previous games since and God Of War 3 will please long term fans; it's a real evolution in gameplay. As expected, combat is fast and brutal and actually quite cathartic, the constant slicing through enemies and overly viscous 'grab' moves by pressing O make every death quite satisfying. Sometimes I like to leave one enemy alive for a while and mess with him. Apart from the aforementioned bosses/sub-bosses most of your battles are huge, taking on numerous enemies at once on land, hanging from the ceiling, in ruined cities and in the depths of Hell. You get four different main weapons in the game but it's more varied than I make it sound; every weapon can be repeatedly upgraded with new moves and combos so by the end of the game you slice right through hordes of dead soldiers effortlessly.
      You travel through Earth, Hell, Pandora's Labyrinth and Mount Olympus and every location adds something new, usually in the form of monsters. Because apparently, every adventure game must have puzzles they are included here but seem to mostly consist of moving things around and aren't actually very challenging for the most part but that's fine by me. The best part of God Of War's gameplay is how it makes what could be a repetitive game so varied: four different weapons (blades, hooks, whips and um big battle gloves) all with different kinds of upgrades, four relics including a longbow and magic shoes and of course the different maps and bosses you fight. You may be surprised at how brutal the game is, it captures old-school brutality very well; not paticulary sadistic or elaborate, just extreme, basic, brutish violence. The gore really comes into play in the games many quick-time scenes, the best I've seen in any game and include slowly ripping a head from it's body and quickly tapping circle to pull an eyeball out of the socket. Cool.

      -STORY- The story continues from the two prequels, obviously, and mainly centres around Kratos seeking revenge on Zeus for basically playing him like an instrument for the whole trilogy, as well as Kratos methodically seeking his answers from/murdering the Olympians. Hades, Hermes, Poisdeon, Hercules and numerous over ancient deities face off against you, and it is interesting to basically see a modern telling of a Greek legend. Taken by itself the story is pretty average but the dialogue fits well despite being over the top and in fact, not being able to switch camera angles and the lack of loading times make the game truly seem like an interactive film.

      -SOUND- Where the game lags a little, the music is fitting but it gets boring fairly quickly and there's not a very varied soundtrack. However, the battle noises or screams of the dead in hell make the game hugely more atmospheric.


      Defiantly a revolution in fighting games, the only take I can see being better on the hack n' slash genre is Metal Gear Rising.

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      03.11.2010 03:03
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      Buy it.

      To put it in one word, GoW3 is BRUTAL!
      warning, my review may contain some spoilers..

      1.Graphic
      The development team have spent hours of their sweat blood and tears into a masterpiece. The graphic is still amazing even today. There is one stage where its all dark, and to be able to see, you need to swing kratos' blade around so it hits the rock and generate sparks. It is beautiful.

      Every 30 minutes or so you will pause just to observe the level of details of this game..

      Once in a while, you will encounter a slow down, but its minor, and don't effect the gameplay nor the beauty of the graphic.

      2. Music, SFX, Voice Acting
      I think the music is fitting, its grand, its the battle of the Gods anyway...so it should be grand.

      The SFX is convincing, but I cant really write much about this.

      The voice acting though...is a bit overdone.. I don't know if it's intended, but the dialogue is cheesy, to sum every dialogue....kratos just wants to kill everything he sees and the Gods are all condescending..even after knowing that Kratos IS capable of killing their kind.

      3. Gameplay
      The gameplay is very much like the previous titles, its a hack and slash game with a bit of platforming and puzzles here and there. But this time, they add more weapons, more moves, and more blood. lol.

      The camera is fixed, some people don't like this, but I do! With the camera fixed, the director can set some actions to be v cinematic / dramatic...as well as setting up some secret treasures here and there.

      The battles are fluid, and... elegantly brutal if u know what I mean..I just love the sequential button pressing for killing mini and big bosses...it is...satisfying. ^^

      4. Overall

      Goods
      -Great graphics
      -Fitting music and sfx
      -Brutal actions (Kratos, Killing Gods)
      -Mini Sex Game =P

      Bads
      -Overdone Voice Acting
      -Not much to do after you beat it once.
      -The so-so ending

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        08.09.2010 15:50
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        A nice exclusive 4/5

        God Of War 3

        Pros:
        This game is beautiful. One of the most graphically advanced games ever made. And runs fairly smoothly for such advanced effects. If you are into graphics, this is the best game you will ever see. I found this game had a better story than part two did and was a huge reason why I found the game compelling enough to keep my interest. Cool new weapons, and upgrades. Overall a fun 8 hour experience.

        Cons:
        I do not understand why the publishers have not been able to fix the camera issues of this series... I will forever remember GOW as the series with the most horrible camera system I have ever repeatedly forced myself to suffer through for sake of glory. I wish there was more different stuff or style to gameplay that really could show off what the PS3 can do, but they kept it pretty basic GOW with better graphics. No real thought was put into new gameplay.

        Overall:
        God of War 3 is more of the same. For some of us that will be a good thing, for others they may expect more from a next gen title when it comes to substance. If you like the story of the series this will be the must-have title in terms of scope and importance. The cinematics and voice acting is great, with many of the original voices from the first game returning for this one helping to keep authenticity througout the series. A rare thing among game and movie sequels. If you like the previous God of War games you will enjoy this game as well. If you did not like the god of war games previous to this, there is no reason for you to bother with this one. Its more of the same ol'. But overall a very good finish to the epic series, and a great modern take on mythology.

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        30.06.2010 16:37

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        Just short of greatness

        Continuing the adventures of Kratos from God of War 1 & 2, here we get erm, MORE OF THE SAME!

        The controls are the same, but anyone who hasn't played the series yet (and why not?!?) will find them intuitive, allowing the player to jump straight into the action as Kratos, a human at war with the gods of Greek folklore. The joysticks control movement, whilst triangle, square, circle and x are the combat buttons, with the ability for combinations to be utilised and the L1/2 and R1/2 buttons for magic attacks changing weapons.

        As I've mentioned, if you've played this series before the action itself is nothing new, it's still as frantic as ever with some puzzle solving thrown in (though not too taxing). Rather than change the combat system, potentially alienating fans, the developers have put a lot of effort into the graphics - and this is where the game really triumphs. It looks absolutely stunning, with some of the set pieces being truly epic - taking on Cronos the titan by climbing over and in his massive body, the boss fight with Hades, the ascent up the chains of Olympus. In fight EVERYTHING looks great, it's just those stand out in my memory.

        There's also some of the dark humour retained from previous installments - a note from the sea captain in the underworld! Plus, there's always the juvenile sections like the sex mini game with Aphrodite. This is VERY much an 18 certificate game with almost laughably excessive bouts of violence - you'll see what I mean when you defeat Hercules! I was looking forward to seeing the conclusion to the story but I was a little underwhelmed at the end, possibly because they've left the door slightly ajar for another installment, which I felt was a bit of a cheat. Previously, Kratos was a slightly tragic figure being a pawn to the gods as he went but this time, and this is a mis-step I feel, is that he isn't a sympathetic character and some of the people he kills don't deserve it and makes you not like the character you're playing as - which has never happened to me before.

        If you've never played the series, you're in for a treat, if you have you're still in for a treat but there won't be as much longevity to the game - at least that was the case with me, and since I'm not interested in getting for the trophies available I traded it in after one play through.

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        29.05.2010 16:59
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        A great game

        I just found the previous game great so if it is not broke dont fix it and after three long years of waiting on this it was worth the wait. A great action game filled with great gaming experience with its combats that you carry out. I love the game as it is challenging and sometimes frustarting when I get beat or can not complete a task but that is what I like about a game. It is good graphivs showing you blood and gore and ripped off limbs in great detail and titans that are as big as other games levels. A problem overcame was in previous games some weapons you picked up were usless and not as good as your blades this has been fixed. The weapons you pick up now are just as good as the blades a big slash and attack game which I just am addicted too.

        God of war is an action adventure and also a shooter game. This is the fith and final edition of the god of war packages brought to us. The game play for this game is quite similar to the other installments of god of war just with a few changes and improvemnets. You control a character called Katos. Katos has to solve puzzles and also endure in Combat and also a bit of platforming too. Katos has some ancient weapons such as blades,Claws and whips. The weapons are quite weird well his secondary weapons are anyway. They are like weapons with limited usage which also need recharging. Some of the old atacking moves return to this edition but with new combinations and moves introduced such as grappiling. You can also flip from weapon to weappon during combat for most comfortable kill with certain weapons.

        All the same charcters return and it is a game with excellent gameplay and graphics and is one of those games that you have to have played the previous editions or the storyline will baffle you as it is quite confusing even if you have been following it like myself. Although the game has great features such as multiplayer and online playing which makes gaming exciting. The game is thirty pound and I have became a fan of these games so if you are just thinking of buying it just take in what I said about maybe being a bit confused but once you ingross yourself in the game it is highly addictable.

        For me this game gets four stars. A great game for days of fun enjoyment and challenges.

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          27.05.2010 01:10

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          AS with the other games, extremely easy to get into and to get used to

          The long awaited sequel to god of war 2 is finally here, and it brings the trilogy to an exciting end. with the ending of the last game leaving players wondering what to expect after seeing kratos about to destroy mount olympus, it couldn't have been more awaited.
          As in the other god of war games, the sheer size of this game is amazing, with different difficulty levels your looking at about a minimum of 8+ hours playing time, and considering how good the graphics are, that isn't half bad.
          The weapons in god of war 3 are quite similar in some ways i mean, in the older games there was a wide variety of weapons such as hammers and spears, and in this one they are all a little bit samey, but none the less truly amazing.
          As-well as the weapons, magic also makes a comeback in this game as-well, with plenty of upgradeable spells and abilities, i think that god of war 3 could give a lot of PS3 games a run for their money. an overall sound investment for either lovers or none lovers of this franchise.

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          An addictive action adventure that has plenty of replay value for another spin

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          Name: God of War III
          Released: March 2010, PS3
          Developed by: Sony Santa Monica Studios
          Average Professional Score: 9 out of 10

          You may like God of War III if you liked:

          Devil May Cry 4 (PS3)
          God of War II (PS2)
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          Released in March 2010, this third instalment of Sony's huge selling franchise was receiving a heavy amount of attention long before that eventual release date. It is the first game in the series to appear on the Playstation 3 and not only did players and fans expect a lot, but its developers promised a lot. With 'revamped graphics' and more fluid Gameplay would this chapter finally conclude the story of the battle between mortal and gods positively? If we look at the professional reviews conducted by all the gaming mags and e-zines, then most definitely with scores averaging at 9 out of ten, but is it really that good or has the savage bloodthirsty Gameplay clouded their eyes?

          Being the last game of the main story trilogy (other games have appeared on the mobile and PSP) it does in fact revert back to the other games storylines, so even though yes it is a very playable game on its own I solely recommend playing the other two main titles in the series to really get a feel about the plot that takes place in this. It literally picks up where the second game leaves it, Kratos, warrior of Sparta, on his way with the Titans to Mount Olympus to confront Zeus and the rest of the Olympian horde. This is a story of revenge for the hardships and terror that the gods have unleashed onto Kratos over his life and he plans to leave no God alive. At the core of the game it simply is a round up mission of killing off each God Kratos comes across, finally levelling up to almighty Zeus himself at the games finale. Though it has to be said it is not an easy quest, with the underworld and deadly traps waiting for him at every corner and beyond. Upon his quest, Kratos learns that the infamous Pandora's Box still exists and so must travel the known world in search of the tool that will enable him to wield the power strong enough to completely annihilate a God.

          This isn't the type of game that needs a strong complicated and interwoven storyline. It simply relies upon its basic enough story and heavy fuelled Gameplay. Saying this, the storyline in the game, the entire series actually, works surprisingly well. It's a little bit unoriginal and a little bit predictable, but on the whole very entertaining. It's not too long, keeping your interest throughout and despite the checklist of Gods that need slaying, it's a story that is addictive enough to play again, adding an element of workable replay value. In this addition alone it's nice for a gamer to play something that comes around full circle. If you are a God of War fan and know the history then plotting revenge and unleashing it throughout the Greek world is really the cherry on top of an already extensively iced cake.

          Playing God of War III and not noticing its visual improvement would be like walking along a street and not realising that you've just stepped into the middle of the road. It hits you smack on with a hammer. Its character engine is so precise and detailed that you can see the almost Japanese-esque style it was going for. Muscles are defined, figures are suggestive and all in all lines are pretty neat, creating an all round game in terms of detail. The real strong point about the character design really comes across in the cut scenes where close ups and lighting are used to fantastic effect. The interactive cut scenes also use gore to an indescribable amount, but one that doesn't over do it but reinforce the brutality and realism the game tries to get across.

          It is quite a moody game, in the sense that it is dark, a bit gloomy and stands a little stale in parts, but this is an astounding effect that simply reiterates the dark depressing themes thrown in the storyline. Lighting is used in sporadic dribs and drabs to give emphasis to important factors to the Gameplay such as levers and other interactive devices. The objects within the game that build up the scenery are also quite impressive especially the level in the underground where statues make up part of the level. What is also impressive is the ability to turn an object or thing such as Gaia the Titan from character to actual level design using the camera zooming in and out at points to create a platform type style with a huge wow factor element.

          The wow factor doesn't stretch as far to the backdrops however. Im afraid the horizon background and vista properties leave little to the eye with dingy looking environments and a cardboard cut out feel. For such an interactive game this is a little disappointing, simply because it's obviously been left out. Some may say it's only a background but what it really does is lessen the effect of atmosphere that fills an entire level. You can always tell something is missing and this factor may just be the missing link that binds it all together.

          So one of the most important things about having combat and brutality in a game is if it looks good. Animation. This is like the froth on top of an ice cold bear, if it's no good, then it's all no good. Thankfully, Sony Santa Monica have utilised all of the Playstation 3's power to produce fluid, vivid and silky smooth animations that add an extra helping of excitement when you kick all of those demons arses. The cruel thing is you can see the enjoyment on Kratos' face and the reaction on some of the mugs when they are being bashed into a wall is classic.

          And to the musical score. It pretty much borrows a lot from its predecessors, which isn't a bad thing, but maybe something that was worth a retouch. It does sound a little crisper, all those haunting sounds that chills all around, reverberating and ricocheting off across the levels with an eerie but cool echo effect. At times of increased difficulty or importance the increase in tempo creates an increase in pace which only adds to the drama, the tension thus creating even more excitement. As for the voiceovers, well they are good in a hammy overdramatic way. It's not overdone to a humorous standard, but you definitely wouldn't take it seriously if it were a film. The husky booming voice of TC Carson returns to voice hero Kratos, which gives it a toast of authenticity. It just wouldn't be the same really though would it if it were someone else.

          Okay, so now to the nitty gritty stuff, the stuff of substance. Gameplay value. Does it have it and more importantly does it sustain a gamer's attention all the way to the end? It must be hard for a developer such as Sony Santa Monica Studios to produce a game that technically cannot change too much from its two previous instalments so as to keep it addictive, yet still develop it to be refreshing and not too similar so as you don't feel you are playing a buffed up predecessor.

          We obviously know that the game revolves around combat, but with a mixture of puzzles thrown in to create a sort action platformer. Combat does pretty much stay the same but with new and improved combos allowing for more choice in execution. I suppose this could be seen as a way to keep it refreshed. Giving the player more choice in weapons and moves allows for players to adopt a different tactical approach, though it still is evident that some enemies must be killed in a certain way or with a certain weapon. A new grapple style system has been included as well to give another extra option in decimating your opponent. A great improvement is the ability to switch weapon in the middle of executing a combo with another weapon. The style is fluid, rapid and no loss in battle time is evident allowing for a numerous amount of hit combos to be preformed. Mastering these amounts of combinations can take a long time and I must say I actually just stuck the weapons I felt most at ease with as im sure many gamers will. Though with up to four difficulty settings, mastering those manoeuvres are deadly important.

          As with many games in recent times, Kratos, after slaying his opponents, collects different coloured orbs (Devil May Cry anyone?) which in turn can be used to upgrade the weapons and abilities you possess. This, to some extents, adds a sort of RPG element into the game. Variety is good I suppose but it is unoriginal and one area where I think a huge retouch would have been revolutionary. The use of magic has also seen an improvement with many different spells to unleash.

          Stripped down, right to its core, this game is really just a hack n slash title where you start at the beginning of a level and hack your way to the end, where in turn you do it all again for the next area. But I have to say it is absolutely faultless in its ability to intertwine levels to give a sort of never ending feel. One huge problem though, which I have found, is its linearity. You tend to just follow one single path up until the last quarter of the game where a few paths take you to hidden treasure chests and orbs. On the grand scale of things it doesn't really stop the enjoyment because you have too many enemies and puzzles to deal with to really notice, but maybe in future this is something they can look upon. I do believe this does contribute to its short playing time. To complete the main story game, a maximum of eight hours is really all that is needed.

          Speaking of puzzles earlier, another feature of the game which I find too sporadic and too easy. It does not take a genius to figure out that if you move this crank and then press this button etc a bridge will come down. They are really not well thought out at all, which really just leaves the challenge in the game up the combat. Upon completing the game and other challenges, new options are added to the main menu such as the 'Challenge of Olympus' which pits the player against seven trials all resulting in a reward for completing it. A combat arena can also be unearthed to challenge yourself with any enemy from the game. Trophies are available in the PS3 version also, though many form part of the main story. After completing a certain section of the game a trophy will unlock. What all of this does is add mega bucks worth of replay value into a game that can actually be played many times over.

          There are faults to this game, lack of interesting puzzles and a limited story mode that has a short playing time and linear map are examples, but overall God of War III has a fantastic engrossing storyline and addictive nature. It isn't too original, but smart enough to stick in your head and come back to. With the addition of extra Gameplay modes and challenges it does keep you coming back for more, especially if this genre of gaming is one of your favourites. The brutality in the game may be of some concern for parents who like to keep an eye on what their children are playing, but to be honest this is just one of those things you now to come to expect in a game such as this. If you enjoyed the previous two in the series, then you are most definitely going to enjoy this. If you have never played a God of War game before then I strongly recommend playing the others first. Not because you need to, but to get that extra sense of something special as you play this instalment.

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            13.05.2010 02:24
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            A definite classic of the future

            God of War 3, the first God of War game to make it on to the next generation PS3 console is guaranteed to be just as ground breaking as its predecessors were on the PS2.
            In traditonal God of War fashion the game is breath takingly put together with epic set piece battles ranging from battling a giant in the depths of the underworld to going toe to toe with Zeus on the top of Mount Olympus, all produced to an incredibly high level of detail.

            It should also be said that whilst this is a thoroughly enjoyable (and probably a future classic) button-bashing, hack and slash game, the 18 certificate it has been given is definately justified as the game features a wide range of highly graphic ways for you to kill your enemies, so if you cannot take the gore factor it may not be for you.
            But to those who can handle the violence, this is sure to be a must have game for your PS3 collection.

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            26.04.2010 17:15
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            Must buy for the PS3 and ending a great series on a high

            The final game in this consistently brilliant trilogy is as epic in scale and brutal as the games that have come before. Kratos' first outing on the ps3 sees him continue his quest for revenge against his father Zeus and his aim to take down Olympus.

            The gameplay follows an if it isn't broken don't fix it philosophy and you can jump staright into the action having played the previous games. New additons however are alternate weapons which are more useful than in previous games, such as the Cestus, and a magic attack assigned to each weapon.

            Storywise the game is nothing groundbreaking but the way in which it is delivered is spectacular. The scale of gthe opening sequnce is huge as you fight atop a titan scaling Mount Olympus fighting of Poseiden at the same time. This scale is continued throughout with several more epic boss battles scattered through the experience.

            If you enjoyed the first two games on the ps2 then this is certanly a must buy, but newcomers can just as easily jump into the series here as there is a useful catch up section at the beginning of the game.

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            15.04.2010 18:26
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            This is a game that is not to be missed

            God of war 3 is the last part of the awesome gaming trilogy from Santa Monica studios. This is the 1st part of the trilogy which is on a next generation console. Part 1 and 2 were huge landmark hits on the Playstation 2.

            God of war 3 has been met with huge critical acclaim from the World wide press scoring the average of 9 out of 10. And i have to say that this score is well deserved!

            I am about 2 hours into this title and i am totally hooked and loving every moment of it. The game picks up from where part 2 left off and if you havnt played the 1st two parts then i would sugges that you pick up the new "God of war" collection which is coming out anytime now for the PS3. This collection is the PS2 classics fully updated (graphiclly and soncily for the PS3)

            I have this also and its a true gem! but anyway back to part 3

            So the game picks up from the end of part 2 and you as Kratos have to carrying fighting your way through mythology battles and solving puzzles along the way. I wont give the story detail away but i will say that the game is non stop action fest with many huge boss battles and hours of intense puzzles to solve.

            The graphics are the best i have seen so far on the PS3 and i have alot of games, so yes it is that good! The sound is amazing and atmospheric throughout and the dialogue works very well indeed.

            The only thing to that lets it down 1 star for me is the lack of multiplayer, but there is a rumour going around that this maybe added in the future.


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            So im all i would suggest this game to any adrenalin action junkie, there have been a few copies of this style of gaming of recent, games like Darksiders and Dantes infero (both fantastic) But its great to sit back with the master of this genre

            This is an 18 certifiate game so not advised for the little one, there isnt that much bad language but its very bloody and gory in parts


            Head out and grab a copy!!!

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              10.04.2010 18:54
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              One of the best games Ive played.

              This game is graphically one of the best on the Playstation 3 system, take control of Kratos in this final instalment in the God of War franchise. The game has an excellent combat system with a great range of weapons and tactics, completely brutal game play and a great story line. Some reviewers have said that this game is too short but I did not find that to be the case, they said that you can finish this game in about four hours, maybe you can if you play it on the easiest difficulty setting and have already completed it once so that you know exactly where you are going and don't try to find any of the unlockables or secret items. I completed the game in around ten hours on normal difficulty settings and I am now on my second play through on titan mode, also there are many unlockable making of videos and challenges once you have completed the main story so we can probably expect to see download content in the form of extra challenge maps. Brilliant game

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              27.03.2010 20:51
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              An amazing game

              The God of War series is not only one of the best PlayStation-exclusive franchises that there is, but it's also one of the best beat 'em up, action adventure series ever, boasting astounding presentation and engrossing, addictive gameplay. This, the third and apparently final outing for our steely hero Kratos, is quite possibly the best of the lot, and a daring, intense way to end the series.

              The plot of GoW3 is hardly that original, but it's the manner in which it is presented that makes it worth playing. Once again, Kratos must take down the Gods, hoping to finish Zeus off once and for all after their epic encounter in the second game. Along the way he encounters numerous other Gods, such as Hermes, Cronos, Athena, and Hades, taking down each before that epic final showdown with Zeus.

              Though the gameplay is often quite simple beat 'em up fare, it's got more depth than you might at first realise; there are tonnes of weapons to level up, and there are so many ways to destroy the baddies that it never gets boring. These core elements, as well as the platforming and boss fights, are so well executed that the fact it doesn't serve up more can be easily forgiven. The boss fights - particularly Cronos and Hades - are amazing to play, and while little in this game is very difficult, it's a mighty visual experience and damn fun.

              On a graphical level, it's one of the best-looking PS3 games to date, standing among Uncharted 2 and MGS4; gore has never looked so good, and the bosses and Kratos look particularly amazing. The cut-scenes look superb, and simply it's a very slick, streamlined technical package.

              Although not exactly very long - given that it's about 10 hours long - it's a tight, massively fun game that's going to leave gamers pining for more, even though this is also a stellar way to wrap things up. One of the best of the current generation for sure.

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