• 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: 7 out of 389
  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. Feb 28, 2022
    10
    Don't know howm any times i replayed this, like i did with god of war 2018.

    When this came out, this was my favorite god of war game. Until
    Don't know howm any times i replayed this, like i did with god of war 2018.

    When this came out, this was my favorite god of war game. Until God of war 2018 came out and became my favorite game ever.

    These games keeps on to never disapoint.
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  3. Jul 12, 2011
    10
    This is an absolute masterpiece. Every second of the game will be enjoyable and will not disappoint the player. I recommend that you pick thisThis is an absolute masterpiece. Every second of the game will be enjoyable and will not disappoint the player. I recommend that you pick this title up, play, and pass on to a friend, ask for the title back, and play again! It is amazing. The storyline is very engaging, the graphics are spectacular, and the game is genuinely fun! This concludes the Kratos saga and is an intricate part of the entire story that NO ONE should miss out on. Expand
  4. Jun 30, 2011
    10
    This is one of the best games of all time, my personal favourite. It's just so well made, gameplay/graphics/sound are 10/10, and the story isThis is one of the best games of all time, my personal favourite. It's just so well made, gameplay/graphics/sound are 10/10, and the story is very well written and executed, I love every bit of this 12 hour masterpiece, I shall play it again when I get the time! :P Expand
  5. Jul 19, 2013
    9
    First of all the actual score i wanted to give is something like 9.25, but this stupid site has ratings that go by ones. This is an excellentFirst of all the actual score i wanted to give is something like 9.25, but this stupid site has ratings that go by ones. This is an excellent hack and slash adventure game. Make no mistake this is a god of war game, so god of war players should feel right at home. This is my first game that i got a platinum in, and i've played this game like 8 times and it's definitely one of my favourites. Also this is my first god of war game, but at the time i am writing this review i have played all the games in the franchise, both psp and PS3.

    The graphics in this game are just phenomenal at the time this game was released in 2010. My sole reason to get the PS3 was to get this game after seeing some gameplay at E3 2009. The only other console game that looks just as impressive is Uncharted 2 Among thieves. Kratos is probably the most badass looking video game character ever lol.

    The story isn't as tight as the previous ones, especially God of War 2 which i think has the best story. It's pretty much a game where you are angry all the time and kill a lot of greek gods, which i have no problem with. I mean the fight with poseidon in the beginning just shocked me. So much adrenaline was pumping through my body when playing the first 30 mins. Also the sudden relationship that forms with kratos and pandora is somewhat weird. Also this game is shorter than the previous ones. An extra hour could have been used to form a tighter father daughter relationship with pandora, just saying. I wish there were more gods and demigods to fight to make the game atleast 1-2 hrs longer. My favourite was the hercules battles. DAMN that music was heart pounding.

    As mentioned before the music was both epic and eerie at times especially at hades underworld area.

    Gameplay is pretty much god of war, and i love the fact that each weapon associates a magic power and there is quick switching to other weapons with the d-pad. What i dont like is that only the cestus is different, and the other 3 weapons are pretty much similar when using them. The Bow is awesome and i just spamming the bow. I wish there were more weapons like in god of war 2

    All in all this is definitely an experience that you wont want to miss on the PS3. Its a game worthy of the gods lol.
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  6. Sep 25, 2022
    9
    Videogame epico: ottima grafica per l'epoca in cui è uscito, combattimenti e boss memorabili e anche, in un punto del gioco specialmente, unaVideogame epico: ottima grafica per l'epoca in cui è uscito, combattimenti e boss memorabili e anche, in un punto del gioco specialmente, una bellissima sezione puzzle da risolvere.
    Uno di quei giochi da avere, senza se e senza ma.
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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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