God of War

God of War

  • Publisher
    Capcom
  • Developer
    SIE Santa Monica Studio
  • Release date
    22 Mar 2005

Similar to franchises like Devil May Cry, Rygar, and Castlevania, the game draws its inspiration from ancient Greek mythology and boasts a heavy emphasis on exploration and battle strategy. Broken into three to four acts, the game also has a strong focus on story-telling and boast tons of magic spells and abilities. Described as "Clash of the Titans meets Heavy Metal", God of War equips its hero with a pair of sword-like chain weapons that can grab enemies, perform multi-hit combos, and pull off a variety of different aerial attacks. Slight platforming elements and an energy collection system similar to that of Onimusha have been incorporated as well, and players are even able to use certain elements of their fallen enemies as a weapon (re: Medusa's head, for instance, can be used to turn enemies to stone after you've defeated her).

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AGM score 94%
IGN 9.8
GameSpot 9
Metacritic 94
strategy
e3 2004
health
death
explosion
male protagonists
cutscene
melee
real-time combat
instant kill
mercenary
villain
polygonal 3d
gravity
digital distribution
crate
single-player only
puzzles
unlockables
dodge
third-person perspective
blocking
revenge
controversy
fantasy
character growth
playstation trophies
action-adventure
customizable characters
platform exclusive
voice acting
greatest hits
stat tracking
double jump
animation canceling
60 fps on consoles
linear gameplay
appeared on platform box
medieval
alternate historical
tragic hero
spikes
boss fight
bosses
jump
roll
lava
save point
staircase
scripted events
magic
sword
hack and slash
fire
undead
easter egg
love
shield
swimming
sword & sorcery
block puzzle
human
bow
mirror shield
rain
bone
treasure chest
slashing weapons
player character
evade
pushable block
icicle
conveyor belt
blunt weapons
magically imbued weapons
boss pattern
fight yourself
spin attack
games on which comic books are based
context sensitive
pit
magic meter
original soundtrack release
horse
three-word game title with conjunction or preposition
mythology
sacrifice
transforming boss
anti-hero
quick time event
ancient advanced civilization technology
flashback
women in refrigerators
deicide
god complex
white magic
ship deck battle
underwater gameplay
difficulty level
upgradeable weapons
rpg elements
fire manipulation
cutscene menu
ground pound
unlockable difficulty level
non-standard difficulty titles
gore system
dismemberment
aggressive door-opening
trilogy
execution
titular antagonist
giants
gods
revealing attire
breast bounce
combo
juggling
disembodied voice
launching enemies into the air
in-game moves list
murder
shadow
vine
column
hugging
trident
foreshadowing
beastmen
minigames
ship
saw blade
finishing move
combat stutter
enemy riding
more than two eyes
sea monster
alternate form
explosive tipped arrows
blood
sex
skeleton warriors
decapitation
eye scars
half-breed
from zero to hero
reversible cover art
sociopath
gliding
inside a living creature
fury
greek mythology
religion
nudity
fixed camera
titan
sexualized women
skill points
extreme violence
minotaurs
cyclops
harpy
wilhelm scream
cross culture language skills
tattoo
banshee
protagonist death
face tattoo
baldness
interactive cutscene
nāga
shaved head
severed head
superpowers
strategic dismemberment
giant killing
satyr
counter system
hellhound
sirens
goatee
sex mini game
pervert
zooming to platform pathway
crowd control
orbs
health from romance
gift of the gods
weapon combo
loincloth
usable detached body parts
ultimate weapon
bangsian fantasy
hybrid creatures
easy mode
divine punishment
blades of athena
disappearing blood effects
homing orbs
showing half a face on title screens
joystick waggling
hydra
censored version
hanging
moving bodies
resurrection
permanent death
jumping puzzle
unreliable narrator
cheating death
whip
enemies that spawn enemies
progressive scan
interactive achievement awards 2006
god mode
characters without pupils
button mashing
balancing
puzzle solving
quick-time events
blood and guts
unbeatable bosses
non-linear storytelling
advancing wall of doom
box art features character facing away
elevator ambush
zip line
the afterlife
gorgons
flash forward
greek alphabet
working phone numbers
army of hades
blades of chaos
blade of artemis
medusa's gaze
increased number of monsters
remote play
in medias res
logo mutilation
spike video game awards 2005
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About God of War

God of War is released by Capcom in 22 Mar 2005. The game is designed by SIE Santa Monica Studio. God of War is a typical representative of the Adventure genre. Playing God of War is a pleasure. It does not matter whether it is the first or a millionth hour in Adventure, there will always be room for something new and interesting. Thrilling levels and gameplay God of War will not leave anyone indifferent. The complexity of gameplay increases with each new level and does not let any player get bored.

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God of War is versatile and does not stand still, but it is never too late to start playing. The game, like many Adventure games has a full immersion in gaming. AllGame staff continues to play it.

God of War is perfect for playing alone or with friends.

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The story

This section tells the history of the world of God of War

Kratos is a warrior who serves the Greek gods of Olympus. Flashbacks reveal that he was once a successful captain in the Spartan army and led his men to several victories before being defeated by a barbarian king. Facing death, Kratos called on the God of War, Ares, whom he promised to serve if the god would spare his men and provide the power to destroy their enemies. Ares agreed and bonded the Blades of Chaos, a pair of chained blades forged in the depths of Tartarus, to his new servant. Kratos, equipped with the blades, then decapitated the barbarian king.[23] Kratos waged war at the behest of Ares, eventually leading an attack on a village occupied by worshipers of Athena. Ares had secretly transported Kratos' wife and child to the village; during his frenzied attack on its temple, Kratos accidentally killed them. Although Ares believed this act would free Kratos to become the perfect warrior, the Spartan instead renounced his pledge of servitude to the god. The oracle of the destroyed village cursed Kratos by bonding the ashes of his dead family to his skin, turning it ash-white and earning him the nickname, "Ghost of Sparta". Plagued by nightmares of his horrible deed, Kratos vowed to serve the other gods in hope of ridding himself of the visions.

Screenshots

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