• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Jul 14, 2015
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  • Summary: Originally developed by SCE Santa Monica Studio for the PS3, God of War 3 has been remastered for the PS4 and gameplay supports 1080p at 60fps. God of War 3 Remastered brings epic battles to life with graphics and an elaborate plot that put Kratos at the center of carnage and destruction asOriginally developed by SCE Santa Monica Studio for the PS3, God of War 3 has been remastered for the PS4 and gameplay supports 1080p at 60fps. God of War 3 Remastered brings epic battles to life with graphics and an elaborate plot that put Kratos at the center of carnage and destruction as he pursues revenge against the Gods who have betrayed him. Set in the realm of brutal Greek mythology, God of War 3 Remastered is the single-player game that allows players to assume the fearless role of the ex-Spartan warrior, Kratos, as he rises from the darkest depths of Hades to scale the very heights of Mount Olympus to seek his bloody revenge. Armed with double-chained blades and an array of new weapons and magic, Kratos must take on mythology’s deadliest creatures while solving intricate puzzles throughout his merciless quest to destroy Olympus.
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  1. Positive: 55 out of 67
  2. Negative: 0 out of 67
  1. Aug 12, 2015
    92
    A well done remake of a classic. It has never looked better and the gameplay is still fantastic.
  2. 90
    As far as Remasters go God of War III is a welcome but an unnecessary one. The single addition of the Photo Mode and updated graphics are something I feel just aren't worth paying $40 for a five year old game.
  3. Jul 14, 2015
    85
    Some may wonder why it's so high-priced, or why certain aspects of the game weren't as polished as the rest of it. But God of War III Remastered shows that Sony Santa Monica is more than ready for PS4 development, and that means we're in for something cool whenever Kratos decides to cover new territory. In the meantime, give his god-pummeling journey a revisit.
  4. Jul 14, 2015
    80
    Five years later, God of War III is still a great beat them all to play. It has not aged a bit in terms of gameplay and its remastering makes it definitely look great to all eyes. Not essential for those who already know the game, but clearly interesting if you've never played it before on PS3.
  5. Jul 29, 2015
    80
    While it was, and remains, a great and classic game in its own right, unless you have somehow never played it before, you should give this Remastered version a pass.
  6. Jul 15, 2015
    80
    GoW III is an incredible adventure and this is the best way to play it. Still, if you have already played it, you won't find too many additions to the experience.
  7. Jul 22, 2015
    60
    That parade of cathartic moments still makes God of War 3 worth playing, especially given the vividness and eye-popping destruction woven into every major battle. It peaks and drags and peaks and drags, sure, but God of War at its high point was never going to be sustainable.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 9 out of 136
  1. Jun 18, 2020
    10
    Muito bom..................................................................
  2. Oct 12, 2015
    10
    Best game i played ever in PS4 so far, it was worth the buy. I congratulate the GOD OF WAR 3 game makers for making such a wonderful game,Best game i played ever in PS4 so far, it was worth the buy. I congratulate the GOD OF WAR 3 game makers for making such a wonderful game, their effort is worth 10/10 score. The game is got best graphics, gameplay. Good game design and cinematic. Felt like i was inside the game, truly remastered to perfection. Expand
  3. Jul 14, 2015
    10
    I bought a PS4 and i was tallking with my brother what should i buy for it. And i said, damn if GOW3 was on PS4 i would buy it instantly.I bought a PS4 and i was tallking with my brother what should i buy for it. And i said, damn if GOW3 was on PS4 i would buy it instantly. After dinner that day, i went on my PC and found out that GOW3 is getting a PS4 remaster. Coincidence? I don't think so :D Expand
  4. Nov 12, 2018
    9
    Как игра - выше всяких похвал. Как ремастер - просто перенос шикарной игры, без явных улучшений.Как игра - выше всяких похвал. Как ремастер - просто перенос шикарной игры, без явных улучшений.
  5. Nov 8, 2017
    8
    I use to play the God of War series as a kid, waiting till my folks went to bed or whenever I went over to a friend's house that didn't mindI use to play the God of War series as a kid, waiting till my folks went to bed or whenever I went over to a friend's house that didn't mind the violent and sexual content to play the games. Some of them I liked, others I was cool with and never really hated or disliked any of them. I think this is due to the visuals, presentation, brutality and music score playing such a vital part. Now I did not play all the God of War series as God of War 3 was the biggest one I missed. Seeing the PS4 only remaster this one and not add on the previous two was baffling, but regardless seeing the 60 FPS and higher graphics on display really gave the game a good show. I decided to play it and see what some were calling the best God of War game ever made and one of the best games of all time. And in some ways, I agree.

    God of War 3 starts exactly where the second one left off, with Kratos being guided by Gaia and the Titans up Mt. Olympus to seek vengeance on the Greek gods. Things start off intense with a fight on Gaia's body against mobs of enemies and Poseidon. From there Kratos decimates (as he always does in every game) everything in his path, leaving very little in his wake. It's a pretty straight forward story that obviously is not trying to be clever with its writing and is solely focused on the vengeful character that was anticipating for fans of the series. And it ends on a grim yet hopeful note.

    It feels like a standard God of War game: you use your dual chain blades to attack targets in different combos, you do QTE finishers and grapple breaks, button mashers for story events, opening things and so on, you engage in a sex minigame, the weapons all feel relatively the same from the previous but with some visual flair, you kill gods, greek mythos creatures and people, there is nothing here that has changed. What has changed for sure is the scale; the PS2 compared to the PS3 had limiting hardware that made the first two games similar by graphics and features. For God of War 3, the visual presentation to those games is colossal both literally and visually, as buildings, enemies, the visceral combat and finishers all look superior in every way to the original. What Saint Monica did was a refinement of God of War to its absolute peak, not CHANGE or INNOVATION, so anyone who thinks its innovative is very misguided. Enough about that though, how does the game do?

    It does a great job of getting in your face and killing everything with reckless abandon. I always found God of War games to be easy compared to Devil May Cry because their focus was more on the spectacle and brutality over style and complexity. I could spam my way through levels with only a certain few combos and get high combo chains with little risk in all of them and this one was no exception. Of course I loved slaughtering everything in my path and I tried mixing combos together, but the versatility/effectiveness of other weapons seemed to be imbalanced. The Chains of Olympus, the Claw of Hades and the Nemesis whip all feel the same and the Caestus felt underwhelming, making my main weapons the best to use. The other items, such as Herme's boots, Apollo's head and Icarus wings all seem more gimmicky and not fully utilized, making them feel like one offs or trophies Kratos has instead of having more unique functions that can add to the combat.

    The puzzled are pretty standard fare, but don't go beyond what was already established from the previous games. The boss fights all feel samey in terms of strategy; dodge their attacks, attack a bit when there is an opening, wait for button prompt, repeat. The scale is definitely better so let me briefly give my thoughts on each one:

    Poseidon: Good tutorial boss that has equal qtes as main combat.
    Hades: Solid boss with cool looking chain attacks visually and physically.
    Helios: Not really a boss, more of a "kill all enemies" sort of gimmick. His execution is definitely memorable though.
    Hermes: Once again, more of a gimmicky boss of just following him and attacking him a bit. Not really all that great.
    Hercules: A better boss then the previous two with a extremely epic finisher of punching his face in with his own Caestus.
    Cronos: Disappointingly simple that makes it more QTE focus and gimmicky.
    Hephaestus: Equally disappointing and really lame. QTE focused too.
    Skorpius: Feels more like a beefed up regular enemy than a boss, but satisfying to beat.
    Zeus: Similar to Hercules and Poseidon, very good final boss with a similar finisher like Hercules.

    Other notes: The music is great, the voice acting is solid and well done, the visuals are impressive and the ending was satisfying.

    I think of God of War more of an "experience" more than a game, but this is one still worth replaying. As long as you want a bloody good fight and like large scale movie style, this game will definitely cover you. If not at the very least it will be an entertaining experience.
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  6. Dec 8, 2019
    8
    Probably the best hack n' slash I've ever played. I didn't play the PS3 version, but this remaster was enough for me.
  7. Jul 6, 2020
    0
    The game has a gameplay that I do not like very much, but it is very good and I recommend it to all fans of the saga.

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