• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Mar 16, 2010
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  • Summary: Set in the realm of brutal Greek mythology, God of War III is a single-player game which allows players to take on the climatic role of the ex-Spartan warrior, Kratos, as he scales through the intimidating heights of Mt. Olympus and the dark depths of Hell to seek revenge on those who haveSet in the realm of brutal Greek mythology, God of War III is a single-player game which allows players to take on the climatic role of the ex-Spartan warrior, Kratos, as he scales through the intimidating heights of Mt. Olympus and the dark depths of Hell to seek revenge on those who have betrayed him. Armed with double-chained blades, and an array of new weapons and magic for this iteration of the trilogy, Kratos must take on mythology’s darkest creatures while solving intricate puzzles throughout his merciless quest to destroy Olympus. [SCEA] Expand
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  1. 100
    Kratos slices himself amazingly through Gods and their Minions. God of War 3 is the Olympus of action games.
  2. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    100
    God of War III is beautiful. It's bloody. It's brilliant. But it's not perfect. [Apr 2010, p.44]
  3. Both an amazing technological achievement and an exuberant gaming experience, God of War III deserves a place in your game collection. If you've been asking yourself what the Playstation 3 is really capable of and thought Uncharted 2 was as good as it gets, wait until you pop this bad boy in your PS3.
  4. God of War III is an exhilarating tale, and one which showcases just what a good development team can do with some predictable mechanics. Most of the other games that exist in the genre have been blasted if not into obscurity, then certainly into irrelevance. Although God of War III remains unapologetically a hack 'n' slash title, just about everything has been improved, tweaked, expanded, polished, and refined.
  5. The return of Kratos is a powerful one, and the years Sony Santa Monica have spent on polishing every segment of the game have really paid off.
  6. It takes everything that made the previous game so awesome and refines it. It continues the story, but it makes the effort to give more meaning to Kratos's journey and its eventual ending. It takes the previous established combat mechanics and makes them faster, tighter, and more fun than ever.
  7. The strength of the game's opening sequences and some of the bosses really stuck with me, but some of the later levels just felt kind of...bleh. As far as being the show-stopper that blows the rest of the series away, it falls short.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 6 out of 361
  1. Aug 22, 2010
    10
    God Of War III is the only game i have played more then 7 times non stop.The graphic in the game blow me away,the smoothGod Of War III is the only game i have played more then 7 times non stop.The graphic in the game blow me away,the smooth gameplay,gore,violence,EPIC opening.All you need in an action game.This might be the Game Of The Year for the PS3 System.If you have been following God Of War franchise since the 1st God Of War.There is no point in saying "pass" to this game. Expand
  2. Jul 17, 2021
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Beautiful and enjoyable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Expand
  3. Aug 8, 2011
    10
    This is the best console game for ever!!! Graphics, story, voice acting, action. One of the best gaming experiences to be had bar none. AsThis is the best console game for ever!!! Graphics, story, voice acting, action. One of the best gaming experiences to be had bar none. As many have said before it is like playing in a real action movie and if you like action at all you will love this game. Expand
  4. Dec 22, 2011
    10
    just one thing to say if u hv a ps3 go to the market and buy itjust one thing to say if u hv a ps3 go to the market and buy it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 Expand
  5. Nov 15, 2012
    9
    Excellent game. It has a very good story, great gameplay, it's challenging, and it exceeds expectations for a hack and slash game. The onlyExcellent game. It has a very good story, great gameplay, it's challenging, and it exceeds expectations for a hack and slash game. The only problem I had with the game is so few boss fights. I thought the minotaur and Ares fights were great and after watching what the studio had to cut out of the game, I kinda feel that they wanted to add more but they didn't have the budget. :( Expand
  6. Sep 17, 2012
    9
    God of War III masters the following: Graphics, Story, and from time to time gameplay. The game was kinda
    short I thought but still is a
    God of War III masters the following: Graphics, Story, and from time to time gameplay. The game was kinda
    short I thought but still is a masterpiece. I'm though I didn't spend $60 on this game because I would have felt unsatisfied.
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  7. Oct 27, 2019
    0
    The reason I rate this game with a 0 it's because I was finishing this game and now I'll have to watch the end on youtube because a bug. I'llThe reason I rate this game with a 0 it's because I was finishing this game and now I'll have to watch the end on youtube because a bug. I'll start from the begining. First, in the middle of the game I saved the game but then I couldn't upload it, not even the autosave. So I upgraded the game and I could continue. But now that I was literally at the end of this game I found a bug that I probably created but a game so famous should have fixed it by now. I tried to jump throgh the spears after a combat while the spears were going down (SO DON'T DO THAT). After doing that everything went wrong. I couldn't save the game the first two times. Then I finally did it and I though it was fixed so I didn't create a new game but then I went on and the game froze in the middle of a cinematic. I tried many things (uploading the autosaved included) but it happened the same thing over and over again and I'm stuck. So yeah, that's why I give it a 0 because they don't deserve more. If it wasn't for all this problems maybe I would have rate this game with a 7 or 8. I didn't like some puzzles because they were infuriating and there's too much blood for my taste (although I knew it was a gore game). In the last God of War for ps4 I think they restrained themselves. What I loved the most were the gigantic creatures. Expand

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