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4.63 stars 4.63/5 Stars Average score of 35 user reviews spread across 8 releases and 0 DLC

Simply Incredible 0

Action adventure games; they're a dime a dozen.  They've been a staple since the dawn of videogames.  God of War takes all the lessons learned from the great action adventure games and combines them to create one of the best games ever to grace a console.  The game does not offer much in terms of innovation, but it simply does everything to perfection.  As the title would lead you to believe, this game is based in Greek mythology.  Surprisingly few games have taken advantage of the depth of...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Violence and the 2010 Olympics 0

  The 2010 Winter Olympics are underway, and citizens of the world are indulged in the spirit of patriotism and hope for their nation’s athletes. Canadians from far and wide have been purchasing those snuggly red Olympic mittens to warm their hands and hearts with the excitement of hosting an event as prestigious as the games. But underneath the tradition and energy of the Olympic events lies a path of destruction. The IOC has developed a reputation for plundering every city they enter, generat...

28 out of 28 found this review helpful.

God of War is a Good Game. 0

God of war is a game designed by David Jaffe in 2005. It is the beginning of the God of War franchise which also includes God of War two and God of war Chains of Olympus. It is an action adventure game that includes a lot of fast action game play and much button mashing. God of War has 4 difficulty levels, Mortal (easy), Hero (normal), Spartan (hard) and God (very hard). God of war is set in the heart of Greek mythology, where the Greek gods dominate the lands. You play as Kratos, a massive Spa...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

God of War should be a good movie and GOW III should be awesome! 0

Where do I begin? God of War is a unique take on action-adventure games as it integrates simple but effective combat with a powerful story of redemption. The variety of creatures from Greek mythos (e.g. the minotaur, medusa...) really makes the game enjoyable as it keeps each area fresh. The graphics are pretty impressive as well for the Playstation 2 system. Furthermore, the puzzles are clever to the point of being interesting and possible without you having to throw your controller at the TV. ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Flashy Production, shallow substance 0

This game has got some of the highest production values ever to grace the PS2. The music is great, the graphics are great, the architecture is great, and all these things work together really seamlessly. So as an audio/visual experience God of War is a real treat. The biggest downfall is the part where God of War is supposed to be a GAME. Where you make a difference in how the game pans out. God of War gives you just about as little choices as is possible in todays gaming world. On top of this,...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

God of War was a seriously fun Hack and Slasher. 0

I loved God of War, it was a short experience, but I'm kinda glad it was. The story was great, the graphics were impressive, and they took a boring hack and slasher game and turned it into a fun puzzle solving platformer. Overall it wasn't the most original game ever made, but I was still pretty impressed by it. A few things about this game that doesn't warrant it a 9.0 or higher for me. For one, Video Game Nudity, why was this put into this game? Everything seemed so classy about this game unt...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A fantastic action game, worthy of it's title. 0

The best way I think I can describe how fun God of War is, is this way: You know when you're playing a game, and your really should stop, so you say to yourself "I'll stop at the next save point." Then you get to the save point, and you say "Well, maybe one more save point." but deep down you know you really mean two more. That's this game. The presentation of this game is top notch. Usually I find cut scenes get in the way, and I hope that they're short. The style of the cinematics in this gam...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Great Gods This Was Fun 0

God of War is an awesome game and rather than bore you with elaborate details as to why it belongs alongside the likes of Devil May Cry and Bayonetta as outstanding examples of a genre done right I'd rather tell you what frustrated me about the game:Carpal tunnel syndrome inducing button mashing.Anyone who has played the game will know what I mean here and should you choose to purchase this game you will too. It's exhausting, occasionally feels cheap and when you hammer the circle button with al...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

reca 0

beast game .....is hard clas game i like...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Fun, except for the puzzles 0

This game maybe would  deserve 5 stars if the game designers weren't evil sadistic bastards. For some reason, they interrupt enjoyable action and platforming with mind bogglingly stupid puzzles. Some of which require pinpoint controller accuracy and timing. This is a problem because the controls are clunky at best. Sometimes you'll make that ledge jump, sometimes you wont. Great, now design a puzzle the requires you to position a box just right, requiring a perfect jump or fucking spikes will co...

0 out of 2 found this review helpful.

2010 Review: God of war Collection 0

I have to make something clear as I'm writing this review in the year 2010 where HD graphics are the rage and the best ever action adventure game was Uncharted 2. So it's easy to say that this game is old and out dated but I had a lot of fun playing it but there where some not so fun parts in there too. Although I never played the game till now I was aware of it's existence the problem was I never had a ps2 and at that time I had an xbox and was a not so avid gamer that I'm now. I always wanted ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

One of the best games of the PS2 era 0

There are few games that I have played that have had me captivated from the first time I picked up the controller and all the way through to the end. Those few games that have done this for me include Metal Gear Solid, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and this game...God Of War. From the first time that I took the blades of chaos and started becoming a killing machine I had a blast. And it was easy to pull off all the different moves. This is a game that anyone can learn, because you can either butt...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

God of War Review 0

If you are not interested in history this game will surely change your mind. thats right the game goes with the greek mythology and gods of greeks. guess what the girls in ancient world looks hot, the girls are naked thats right naked. the action does blow your heart out the battle system is so oganized and well done with sony entertainment. Well the monsters are looking sharp to, they know what we do and how it goes. The monsters are also focused on greek mythology. From all of that the story i...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

God of War is an action/adventure game of the highest caliber 0

The success of God of War lies in its cinematic presentation. As you play the game, you will gradually feel like you've taken on a grand adventure within Greek mythology. Gameplay - The gameplay in God of War is quite well done. The combat mechanics are varied and keep you on your toes. However, this is not an action game with the depth of something like Ninja Gaiden. Also, the basic cutting mechanic lacks a visceral quality so crucial to hack-n-slash games. Nonetheless, the other combat motio...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

One Fantastic Game 0

God of War, where to start with what is one of the top 5 games that ever hit the Playstation 2.  One word comes to mind and that is amazing.  From the combat to the scale and visual style of all the locations and cut scenes.  If you own a Playstation 2 and don't have this game, then you are doing yourself a HUGE disservice.STORY 4/5 starsThe story in God of War is as wonderful as the gameplay the cut scenes are fantastic, long enough to be amazing but short enough to get in the way of the flawle...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Simply amazing! 0

This game has it all: action, fights, gruesome details (blood splater and gore), fan service for the guys and a heck of an unforgetable plot / story. Ok the main character is just such an awsome badass... top 10 best action heroes up until today. Don´t mine that it´s an aventure game... it´s also packed with action around every corner and clever yet not imposible puzzle solving. You start this game knowing practically nothing about the story but after the first cinematic sequence you watch an...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

"Gods can only be killed by the men who create them." 0

The ShortPros- Bloody, fast-paced third person action game- Absolutely gorgeous PS2 graphics, if a little dated- Incredible setpieces and locations- Cut through a slew of mythological Greek creatures- Fantastic soundtrack- Kratos' story of revenge is both horrific and heartwrenching- Never a dull moment; the game keeps spurning you to keep playingCons- Smaller enemies and Kratos have a bit of a low polygon count- Balance with XP seems a bit off (especially with the Medusa head power)- Hades is o...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Great game, tons of fun, long lasting story. 0

 Let's start off by saying, the God of War series is one of the main reasons I went PS3 over XBOX 360. And it delivers in every way! The game play in God of War is hands down the best mix of fun, puzzles, story, and difficulty I have ever played in any action game. It is strategic at times while just plain hack-n-slash at others. Sometimes you can just cut loose and maul down hordes of minions without a second thought to what is going on around you, and other times you have to plan out the...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

God of War Review. 0

In God of War you play as Kratos; a bad ass guy who, to get rid of his sins, has to defeat Ares. So you go to Athens and fight many Greek monsters that appear in mythology. God of War is a brilliant game. They have made all the gaming features equal. For example the puzzles aren't easier than the gameplay etc. It's all the same. Also it isn't too hard/ too easy which is a perfect combo. There is blood in the game and nudity but its all cool. The beat-'em-up feature is great. You can do combo tha...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Great, but a bit overrated and easily the worst of the series 0

Upon the release of the original God of War, it was met with massive critical acclaim, but was it justified? God of War was released very late in the Playstation 2’s lifetime and in some ways, definitely feels like one of those late cycle console games that pushes a system, though not in the same way as its sequel that would arrive two years later.The game begins with the main character Kratos, seemingly somber, jumping off a cliff to his death. It’s at this point that the game flashes back to t...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

God-like 0

God of War 1 & 2 are often considered to be the last truly amazing games to be released for the Playstation 2, pushing the system to its very limits and providing plenty of jaw-dropping moments that seem like they'd be more at home on the silver screen. Providing a gameplay experience akin to that of Devil May Cry and Ninja Gaiden, God of War is a must have for anyone who considers themselves a fan of the Hack and Slash Action genre. With truly addictive gameplay, stunning graphics and crisp...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

THIS IS SPARTA!!! (caps) 0

Story: The story starts you off as, the protagonist Kratos, you are on the edge of the cliffs of madness. You jump off to attempt suicide and as your falling to your horrific death you recollect all the horrible things that have happened to you and all the horrible things you have done to others, because well let’s face it you’re a complete bad ass. Later on the game reveals that Kratos once was in a giant battle and right before his death he called upon Aries, THE GOD OF WAR, to save his life. ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

God of War holds up magnificently a half decade later and remains 0

As I pass through the archway, flags billowing in the ash and ember that congests the air, I wonder what great scene of amazement will next assault my senses. No manner of visual splendor previously attained could have prepared me for what I see now. In the distance a towering giant, a lone God of War, battles against thousands of hopeless Athenian soldiers. I stare in awe, my mind reeling from the vista laid before me. Now this is a video game.These thoughts, or some similar, most likely passed...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Come Along and Kick Ass with Kratos! 0

"Holy ****, this game kicks ***!" will likely be the first thing that comes out of your mouth when you pop God of War in your Playstation 2. The first game in the premiere franchise, GoW casts you in the role of Kratos, a Spartan warrior on a mission of vengeance against the war god Ares. Kratos is your stereotypical sort of anti-hero. He's big, scowly, unforgiving, and is only out to kill Ares for his own selfish reasons. It just happens that the gods want Ares dead, too, so Kratos agrees to he...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

#4 On My Top 50 Games Of All Time. It's That Good 0

Special games are rare; the kind of game that grips you from the start and doesn't let go; the kind of game that you never thought was possible on the system you are playing it on; the kind of game that you can't stop talking about, even to your friends who don't care one bit about the games you play. God of War is one of those games. It is by no means perfect, but as gaming experiences go, this is up there with the best of them.God of War is actually a very simple game. You could simply call it...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The Real God of War 0

its simple as this GOW OF WAR ROCKS!!! this game will be played by anyone who enjoyed action adventure games. this game makes us want more. you will enjoy every bit and every minutes that you spend with it. even after you finish it you will comeback for more. the minigame that flashes whenever you fight a minotaur or even the medusa will make you what an innovative game sony makes. you can even try different combo to finish all your enemies. the story even stand on its own. it got hell of a twis...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

God of war 0

God of war is a fantasy action adventure game, its not just one of the best in its genre but one of the best on the ps2, not only does it look great but has a superb story, characters and battle system.you take the role of Kratos, a spartan warrior from greece, the game is explained by a narrator explaining kratos's story, the cut-scenes are great and each explain abit about what is to come for the spartan or about his past.Kratos wields two blades attached by metal chains to either arm similar ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The Reason Why I Broke Down and Bought a PS2 0

I'll be honest, I wasn't a very big console gamer for a large part of my life.  I used to live and breath PC games.  I had a Nintendo and a Dreamcast, both of which I got for free.  I have a ton of friends that had the PS2 and the bajillion games that the system had.  They were all just "meh" to me.  Some neat stuff here and there, GT3, GT4, Sly Cooper...  Stuff that I would've played had I borrowed someone's PS2, but I was still hesitant to buy one.  Then this game came along and stole 3 weeks ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Best game for the PS2 0

God of war has it all. A great story, Graphics, and Game play. The story feels like it from a Hollywood movie. It starts at the top of tallest mountain in Greece with Kratos stand at the edge of the cliff. Kratos says “the gods of Olympias has abandoned him. Kratos walked off mountain falling to death. Just before he hit the water the game flashback three weeks earlier and you start the game. That scene makes me want to play the game nonstop until the end to find out what happen. I will not tell...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

God of War is brutal fun 0

The immediate words that spring to mind when I think about God of War are fun, gory, brutal and still incredibly impressive. As a latecomer to the God of War party I must admit that the last point came as a huge surprise to me. God of War is a third person action game (comparable to the Devil May Cry or Ninja Gaiden games) that came out in 2005 for the Playstation 2. It takes place in the world of ancient Greek legends and as such has a wealth of material to draw upon for its epic action. The ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

GOD OF WAR 0

It's been along time since a game came out and it was wonderful.It had gameplay,graphics and story.There i will put the game god of war.It's a briliant game to every aspect.Gameplay,graphics,story,combat and puzzles.This is a game that it should not be missed.Story:Our story follows a man that he called Kratos.He is equiped with two chain blades to his body and he is a desperent  person.After a lose to one fight in a vilage he shougts the name of the god of war Ares.He said that he want Ares to ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

God of War 0

Tell the kids to close their eyes... It's time to murder, drink alcohol, have sex, and kill a god. Do you like these things? Well, you just might have to play God of War! God of War takes place in mythological Greece and you play as Kratos, an antihero of sorts who is a brutal and vicious general of the Spartan army. During Krato's lengthy and difficult adventure is full of save points, intelligent puzzles, and epic fights. Kratos will learn many attack combos, skills, spells, and abilities as...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

God of War Review 0

I'm going to keep this one short, but to the point.God of War is simply one amazing, spectacular game! The cut scenes are smooth and great and the gameplay is superb. The graphics are amazing for a PlayStation 2 game. It almost seems to be next gen. This game has everything you want and expect out of a action/adventure game. As Kratos, your main objective is to save the city of Athens by defeating and killing Ares, the God of War. However, to get there, you must battle your way through ancient G...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A review from 2005 0

This review was originally written by me for another (now defunct) gaming site.   It has not been altered from its original 2005 verbiage, including the screen-shots.   ---------------------- The PS2 has been around since 2000, and it finally has a killer app.   Sure, there have been lots of good games like Rez and Final Fantasy X, but thus far the PS2 has been missing a flagship title, something that the system will truly be remembered for.   Remember how the Genesis had Altered Beast, Golden...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

God of War 0

I can't tell if my opinion was affected by the tons of praise this got. It's definitely a good game. But I really can't see how it deserves PS2 Game of the Year over Shadow of the Colossus, Resident Evil 4 and Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones. Or in the case of awards givers who cut off holiday games until the next year, how it's better than Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Ratchet and Clank: Up Your Arsenal. Anyway, God of War is a fun game. The combat is very fluid and rewarding, as you prog...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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