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Generally favorable reviews- based on 1631 Ratings

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  • Summary: Unleash the power of the Gods and embark on a merciless quest as Kratos, an ex-Spartan warrior driven to destroy Ares, the God of War. Armed with lethal double chainblades, Kratos must carve through mythology's darkest creatures including Medusa, Cyclops, the Hydra and more, while solvingUnleash the power of the Gods and embark on a merciless quest as Kratos, an ex-Spartan warrior driven to destroy Ares, the God of War. Armed with lethal double chainblades, Kratos must carve through mythology's darkest creatures including Medusa, Cyclops, the Hydra and more, while solving intricate puzzles in breathtaking environments. Driven by pure revenge, nothing can stop Kratos from achieving absolution. [SCEA] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 74 out of 75
  2. Negative: 0 out of 75
  1. Game Informer
    100
    While playing God of War, I honestly found it difficult to resist the urge to simply genuflect and be humbled to be in the presence of such digital divinity, this god among games. [Apr 2005, p.122]
  2. The complete package, and I believe it’s the best game on the PS2. The gameplay is gripping and the story is so good, my wife wouldn’t let me play through the end of the game without her present.
  3. God of War's control and combo scheme is as much a work of art as the game's presentation, which rivals a Hollywood sand-and-sandals epic. And you rarely find puzzles this clever and well integrated in other hack-n-slash adventures.
  4. God of War is a stylish, gory and challenging action game that rewards you for skill and persistence. One of the best action titles to be released on the PlayStation 2 so far.
  5. Gaming Target
    93
    The amazing levels don't contribute to the game's magnificence alone. More so, it's the way in which the moving characters are all just right on the money.
  6. Cheat Code Central
    90
    With virtually no load times this game rivals some of the best Xbox games. The character models are excellent and really excel at instilling a sense of awe at the gargantuan proportions of some of the enemies and Gods.
  7. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    60
    Heart-in-mouth joy from this frantic and bloody hack-fest. [Jan 2007, p.106]

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 10 out of 303
  1. TomL.
    Jan 31, 2009
    10
    Amazing!
  2. MikeD.
    Mar 23, 2007
    10
    God of War has taken the beautiful mystical world of the ancient Greeks,and made it even more exciting, while still keeping the gameplay and God of War has taken the beautiful mystical world of the ancient Greeks,and made it even more exciting, while still keeping the gameplay and story smooth. Anyone who has ever played a videogame before, has to admit that this one is indeed revolutionary and deserves 10/10. Expand
  3. Andyman
    Apr 4, 2005
    10
    The mark of a great game is its ability to appeal to players who normally don't care for the genre. The mark of a great gaming The mark of a great game is its ability to appeal to players who normally don't care for the genre. The mark of a great gaming experience is its ability to make its players forget that they ever disliked the genre. God of War is that once-in-a-lifetime experience, and should be required playing for all gamers - players and developers alike. Expand
  4. Feb 5, 2019
    10
    Amazing! Great fighting system, very good graphics! Surrounding history. I really like that kind of game.
  5. DrorS.
    Apr 8, 2005
    9
    i played it for 3 days straight i dont have a memory card so i left my playstation on for 3 days while i was playing it until i finally i played it for 3 days straight i dont have a memory card so i left my playstation on for 3 days while i was playing it until i finally finished the game i just could not stop. Expand
  6. Feb 12, 2020
    9
    This game is so good I love it its the best in its genre. The highest difficulty is pretty frustrating and unbalanced but the game is veryThis game is so good I love it its the best in its genre. The highest difficulty is pretty frustrating and unbalanced but the game is very much wort hit. Expand
  7. KavveenK.
    Mar 31, 2005
    0
    What's the use all u do is fight?

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#2 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2005
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#2 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2005