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  • Summary: [Metacritic's 2007 PS2 Game of the Year] God of War saw Kratos, a mortal warrior, set upon an epic quest to dethrone a God. But his journey did not end there. In God of War II, Kratos sits atop his Olympus throne, as the new God of War – far more ruthless than Ares ever was. To end his[Metacritic's 2007 PS2 Game of the Year] God of War saw Kratos, a mortal warrior, set upon an epic quest to dethrone a God. But his journey did not end there. In God of War II, Kratos sits atop his Olympus throne, as the new God of War – far more ruthless than Ares ever was. To end his continued torment, Kratos must journey to the far reaches of the earth and defeat untold horrors and alter that which no mortal, or god has ever changed, his fate. God of War II sets an epic stage for a devastating mythological war to end all wars. In God of War II, players retake the role of Kratos. Armed with the deadly blades and blistering rage, players are aided by new breath-taking magic and new brutal combat moves. The journey takes them through vividly striking environments where they are faced with a labyrinth of challenging puzzles and mini-games intricately woven into the story. The violent world of Greek mythology comes to life in gory detail as Kratos encounters new mythical characters, and compete in epic boss battles in his quest. [SCEA] Expand
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  1. Positive: 69 out of 70
  2. Negative: 0 out of 70
  1. 100
    How could God of War II possibly live up to the successes of its predecessor? The answer, my friends, is astonishing, because GoW II completely eclipses its forefather by adding even more of the stuff that we loved, namely: blood, puzzles, cinematic presentation and fifteen minute long combos.
  2. A masterpiece of action gaming. Story, production values, gameplay, ... it’s the whole package, and it runs just beautifully on the PS3 too in case you’re interested. Unless you absolutely hate action gamers, you’ll absolutely love God of War II.
  3. It doesn’t reinvent the wheel but for some 12 hours we’re seeing tighter, nimbler combat, fantastic level designs, and great gameplay. GOW II is undoubtedly better than its prequel and ultimately one of the best games on any last generation console.
  4. Accompanying all of the great gameplay and astounding visuals is an amazing score. The music behind God of War II is as epic as any other component, and it serves to make the game a much more intense and immersive experience.
  5. God of War II begins with a bang louder than a falling Kraken and does not let up for the next dozen or so hours you will spend engrossed in its mythos.
  6. An addictive, relentlessly fun thrill ride that'll make you feel like the toughest, most brutal thing in the ancient world.
  7. Edge Magazine
    70
    Its biggest problem is its length, and that its formula can’t quite endure its sequel-dose duration. Whether or not it’s overlong in terms of play hours may be a matter of preference, but it feels slightly stretched during its final third, exposing its shallowness a little in the process. [Apr 2007, p.80]

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 7 out of 132
  1. May 7, 2012
    10
    The best God of War game in the franchise to date.
  2. Apr 4, 2012
    10
    this is the best episode of the series god of war.Kratos back again with new powers such as golden fleece, amulet of moires and many otherthis is the best episode of the series god of war.Kratos back again with new powers such as golden fleece, amulet of moires and many other powers, but I regret that the enchainnement stops pas.ce which is extraordinary is the logical continuation of that God of War I ends with the death of Ares.il are also new powers and it is still good for fuchi terrace Giants. it deserves a 10/10. Expand
  3. ChiemmyO.
    Mar 14, 2007
    10
    Awesome in every sense of the word. This game will definitely go down in history as a landmark in gaming. For all gamers out there. Go and play.
  4. Oct 8, 2016
    10
    God of War II conseguiu superar o primeiro jogo, é consideramos por muitos o melhor da saga, eu considero o segundo melhor, o chefe do começoGod of War II conseguiu superar o primeiro jogo, é consideramos por muitos o melhor da saga, eu considero o segundo melhor, o chefe do começo ja mostra que o game será épico, Colossos de Rhodes é um dos melhores chefes dos games, trilha sonora impecavel, o visual do game é incrivel, cada cenario é mais incrivel, final do game nós deixa ainda mais ancioso pra o terceiro da saga, e o Kratos esta ainda mais Sanguinario, God of War II conseguiu ser melhor do que o primeiro, com momentos incrivel, e chefes incriveis. Nota 10 Expand
  5. RyanO.
    Mar 20, 2007
    9
    Very fun tons of brutal kills lots of gore and blood and very good graphics but it just seem's too much like the last one
  6. Sep 28, 2013
    9
    "God of War II", he aquí una secuela que parece que tuvo la suficiente ambición como para superar la primera entrega de la saga que, ya por sí"God of War II", he aquí una secuela que parece que tuvo la suficiente ambición como para superar la primera entrega de la saga que, ya por sí fue épica. Lo que digo es que "God of War II" es un juego divertidísimo y un cordial saludo a la generación PlayStation 2. Expand
  7. Oct 17, 2017
    0
    God of War 2 is the worst of the series, one of the most bizarrely overrated action games. It has the worst boss fights (especially theGod of War 2 is the worst of the series, one of the most bizarrely overrated action games. It has the worst boss fights (especially the mini-bosses and pseudo boss fight puzzles), tedious one-off sections, worst combat (the slowest and most shallow blades and secondary weapons of the entire series), and quite possibly the worst story ever in a video game.

    The original God of War is still to this day the finest action game I've ever played, I don't know how the second game turned out to be several tiers below in overall quality. Although God of War 2 doesn't deserve a 0 score (probably a 5 o 6), I simply chose it because of how overrated this game is. At least God of War 3 redeemed the franchise and Santa Monica Studio.
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#1 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2007
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#2 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2007