Game details

Game:
God of War III
AKA
God of War 3, GoW III/3
Genre:
Action
Sub Genre:
Adventure
Release Date (US):
March 16th, 2010
Release Date (UK):
March 19th, 2010
Players:
1
Online Players:
N/A
Developers:
SCE Santa Monica
Publisher:
SCEA
Rating:
M [Mature]
PSU Rank:
13 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
12 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Only on PS3

About God of War III

Set in the realm of Greek mythology, God of War III for the last time puts Kratos at the center of the carnage and destruction as he seeks revenge against the Gods who have betrayed him. A single-player game, this final chapter allows players to take on the climatic role of the ex-Spartan warrior, Kratos, as he treads through the intimidating heights of Mt. Olympus and the dark depths of Hell once more to seek revenge on those who have betrayed him. Armed with double-chained blades, Kratos must take on mythology's darkest creatures while solving intricate puzzles throughout his merciless quest to destroy Olympus. Utilizing a new game engine built from the ground up and state-of-the-art visual technologies, the development team behind God of War 3 have made significant strides in giving players the realistic feel of actually being on the battlegrounds. With texture resolutions being quadrupled since God of War 2, God of War 3 will feature fluid, life-like characters, as well as dynamic lighting effects, a robust weapon system, and world-changing scenarios that will truly bring unmistakable realism to Kratos' fateful quest. Players will have a chance to join battles on a grand scale with many more enemies on-screen and be able to interact with levels like never before.

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PSU Review Score
9.5
Avg. user review score:
9.4

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Summary

God of War III is the best entry in the series, hands down, and one of the best action-adventure games of this generation. Kratos' journey comes to an end, along with the trilogy, in an explosion of fluid combat, mammoth environments, and a superb narrative.

We like

  • The combat, combos, and boss battles are by far the best in the series
  • Lighting is as much a part of the game as the combat
  • The enormous scale of the environments

We dislike

  • The occasional button-trigger glitches
  • Saying goodbye to the trilogy

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Since the God of War series launched in 2005, we’ve journeyed alongside Kratos through the depths of hell, annihilated hordes of demonic creatures in a gory clash, and defeated Ares to take his place as the new God of War. It’s a franchise based heavily on intense, fluid combat, enormous boss battles, gruesome finishing moves, and a story that spans the emotions of anger, fear, and revenge. To put it simply –...

God of War III News

  • God of War III's Stig Asmussen leaves Sony Santa Monica

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  • God of War III is the best-selling GoW title to date

    Sony previously confirmed a few weeks ago that the God of War franchise had sold over 20 million units globally. However, what it didn’t divulge at the time were sales figures for individual titles, giving us a chance to see just what entries in the PlayStation-exclusive series had sold the mo...

  • God of War 4 listed on New Zealand retailer

    New Zealand retailer Mighty Ape has posted a listing for God of War 4 on its official web page. According to the site, the actioner will be released on September 28, 2012, and is accompanied by a fan made logo. Of course, this ties in with previous rumors that Sony Santa Monica is working on a fol...

  • God of War appears on Sony Santa Monica job listing

    Developer Sony Santa Monica Studios has posted a job listing for a new project titled “God of War.” The ad calls for a ‘Senior Staff Concept Artist’ and reads: “Join the GOW team! The Santa Monica Studio is an open and creative environment, where we strive to make the ...

  • OPM UK says God of War 4 will feature multiplayer

    Fresh gossip pertaining to the fourth numbered entry in the God of War franchise has surfaced via the pages of the UK's Official PlayStation Magazine. The publication claims that God of War 4 is currently in development and will apparently feature some form of multiplayer component to boot: "...

  • God of War dev looking for senior online programmer

    A job listing for the chaps at Sony Santa Monica has hinted that the esteemed studio may be ready to incorporate some form of online play in its God of War series. Posted on Gamasutra, the listing confirms the developer is on the hunt for a senior online programmer to “join the God of War t...

  • Uncharted 2, God of War III, Heavy Rain and more now 'Greatest Hits'

    Five more PS3 titles will be joining the discounted "Greatest Hits" game line-up in North America, Sony today announced. Four of the five are Sony-developed games you're likely very familiar with already: God of War III, Heavy Rain, ModNation Racers, and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves &n...

  • God of War III director talks alternate endings

    God of War III’s Stig Asmussen has divulged some juicy details surrounding the alternate story paths that the series’ former directors had in mind for Kratos’ epic swansong. "What David Jaffe talked about doing was basically, you destroy Greek mythology and then Norse myth...

  • God of War III slashes competition in March, sells 1.1 million copies

    God of War III was the big game in March, selling 1.1 million copies in the US, according to figures released by the NPD Group today. The PlayStation 3 exclusive edged out Pokemon SoulSilver for the DS, which sold 1,020,000 units. The PS3 version of Final Fantasy XIII also sold very well, roughl...

  • God of War III tops UK Charts

    Kratos has waded in with his size nines and stomped all over the competition in the UK, catapulting God of War III to first place in the region’s All Format Charts and dethroning Final Fantasy XIII in the process. According to early figures, the PlayStation 3 exclusive sequel outsold its pr...

God of War III Features

  • Badass Bosses: Cronos

    Welcome back to PSU.com’s on-going badass bosses series, where we dedicate time to some of gaming’s most epic boss scraps. Last time around we scrutinized the PS2 classic Devil May Cry, specifically the clash between Dante and his nightmarish adversary, Nelo Angelo. In our latest endeavo...

  • [Update] PSU Readers: You've captioned this image!

    Alright guys, we have to say: your interaction during this game has been fantastic. Thank you to everyone who took part, either here at PSU, or on our facebook page. You’re awesome, we love you (and your grammatical errors), and here are the winners:     Thanks to: vox...

  • In the Spotlight: Kratos

    The God of War trilogy is known as one of the best action series of all time. However, of all the characters in the PlayStation-exclusive franchise, brutal protagonist Kratos is undeniably the most iconic. Kratos starts out his journey as a Spartan warrior. However, despite accumulating immense ric...

  • Best Single-player Experience -- PSU 2010 Game Awards

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  • Best Visual Presentation -- PSU 2010 Game Awards

    The nominees for Best Visual Presentation of 2010 are... And the winner is... Amongst an oh-so-shiny game line-up in 2010, one game's eye candy positively outpaced its competitors. From the crystallized heart of Gaia the Titan to the raw determination on Kratos' brow, every visual...

  • Game of the Month: March 2010

    You’d be hard pressed to find someone who disagrees with the notion that the first couple of months of 2010 have proven nothing short of impressive. With early delights such as Bayonetta and MAG further supplemented by the likes of BioShock 2 and Heavy Rain, PlayStation 3 owners have been trul...

  • God of War III E3 09 Interview

    While at the Sony booth today, we had the chance to speak with Todd Papy, the Lead Designer of God of War III. Todd talked a bit about everything; the game's story, tech, development process, and gameplay are all discussed. Take a look. PSU: Todd, tell us about the game. Todd Papy: Well, this ...

  • The Evolution of God of War

    God of War is a series close to many of our hearts. Spawned from the mind of the criminally talented David Jaffe, the original God of War introduced us to Kratos, the brutal ex-Spartan soldier that vowed to kill Ares, the Olympian god of war. God of War exuded quality; the plot twisted and turned be...

  • PSU Impressions: God of War III trailer

    What is probably one of the most anticipated games for 2009, God of War III finally reared its head again during Sunday’s Spike TV Video Game Award show, showcasing the first in-game footage of the title in action. After viewing the trailer a few times and carefully analyzing each action seque...

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