• 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 344
  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. Mar 4, 2021
    10
    In my opinion, is the best game out of the GOW franchise, simply epic, and the new enhanced and mastered version makes it more awesome toIn my opinion, is the best game out of the GOW franchise, simply epic, and the new enhanced and mastered version makes it more awesome to watch and play, the landscapes, the music and great boss fights makes this game one of the greatest in history! Expand
  3. Apr 3, 2012
    10
    I am gonna say this ones and only ones if you like action games, adventure games, hack and slash, or any type of game like god of war you needI am gonna say this ones and only ones if you like action games, adventure games, hack and slash, or any type of game like god of war you need to try out this game NOW!!!! It really really really REALLY f###ING FUN it exciting it just too awesome to say it one of my favorite game of all time. I have finished it at least 2 time and about to do it again it that dam good. If your not a fan try it out mostly the first game just play it just try it please. P.S Make god of war 4 please Santa Monica Expand
  4. Sep 27, 2013
    10
    This game is a marvelous masterpiece, the graphics are the best ive ever seen. The gameplay is better than ever, the new combos and newThis game is a marvelous masterpiece, the graphics are the best ive ever seen. The gameplay is better than ever, the new combos and new weapons are awesome. Kratos just brutalises all of the gods, one by one they all fall. This is the most brutal, dark, action packed game youll find in the market and it is one of the best games of all time. Expand
  5. Nov 29, 2012
    9
    God of War still with his maximum strength, the main character always strong releasing his fury on his enemies. The cinematographic scene wereGod of War still with his maximum strength, the main character always strong releasing his fury on his enemies. The cinematographic scene were great, nice dialogue, epic music, giant bosses (literally), a perfect 10. Expand
  6. Aug 11, 2010
    9
    The vast majority of modern games continually strive for an immersive, interactive-movie experience and with this in mind God of War III isThe vast majority of modern games continually strive for an immersive, interactive-movie experience and with this in mind God of War III is essentially flawless. It is far and away the best action game of this console generation, matching and besting its predecessors for brutal, primeval beauty. Expand
  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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