God of War (2005)

Video Game  |  Action, Adventure, Drama  |  22 March 2005 (USA)
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Driven by revenge, Kratos embarks on an epic journey to bring down Ares, the God of War.

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Narrator (voice)
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Kratos (voice) (as TC Carson)
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Athena / Aphrodite (voice)
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Ares (voice)
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Oracle of Athens / Village Oracle (voice)
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Gravedigger / Zeus / Greek Soldier (voice)
Christopher Corey Smith ...
Undead Soldier / Greek Soldier (voice) (as Christopher Smith)
Keith Ferguson ...
Boat Captain / Greek Soldier (voice)
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Artemis (voice)
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Twins (voice)
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Greek Soldier (voice)
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Chorus (voice)
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Driven by revenge, Kratos embarks on an epic journey to bring down Ares, the God of War.

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You are Kratos and you will murder the God of War.


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Kratos went through numerous different incarnations of armor, however the designers felt that the more armor was stripped of him the more brutal he ultimately became. See more »

Goofs

In the level "The Gate Keeper", the giant bull you fight against brakes the door door. Even so, after you defeat him the door is closed again. See more »

Quotes

[Kratos saves the boat captain from falling down into the dead Hydra's stomach]
Boat Captain: Thank the gods you came back for me!
Kratos: I didn't come back for you!
[Kratos takes the key from the captain's necklace and throws him down Hydra's throat]
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Crazy Credits

When the credits finish, Kratos can be heard saying: "I am compelled to push onward, onto my next journey. I don't know where it will take me. Could I finally try to save.. him? He who I couldn't help when he needed me most? But much has changed since then, I have changed, I can do so much more now. But he has changed too, he is surely no longer the boy he was years ago. Will he welcome me with open arms, or clenched sword? Either way, I will be back" See more »

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Definitely one of the best games for the PS2 and of 2005.
28 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

God Of War, released on March 22, 2005, is one of the best action games ever released on any console. David Jaffe and his team at Sony-Santa Monica have created a game that is better than the Japanese created Devil May Cry and Ninja Gaiden.

This game is noted for its deep use of Greek Mythology. Mr. Jaffe for years had wanted to make a game based on it. You are Kratos, a super-human who at the start of the game is seen falling to his death. The game then goes back to three weeks earlier where you control the chain of events that lead to him committing suicide.

Kratos has two attacks, magic, and a jump and a roll/evade move. Combat is a breeze and is very satisfying. In this game, you are powerful enough as is to combat your opponents. You gain orbs to increase your powers and the Gods themselves bestow you the magic.

The game is an absolute work of art. The graphics are some of the best you'll see with much detail on the enemies and the locales. The controls are easy to get into and the manual details everything for you. Combat features mostly hack and slash but there will be times you'll do specific button presses or Track-And-Field style button mashing against tougher enemies or bosses.

The music is outstanding; perhaps one of the best original scores ever created. The voice acting is top-notch with Oscar-winning actress Linda Hunt providing the narration. Best of all, the game is just plain fun. You can get into it right away. It can be beaten in 10-12 hours but you'll want to replay it.

One word of warning: this game is rated M and it richly deserves it. There is a lot of violence, blood and gore, and some nudity throughout the game. This isn't a game for kids or the squeamish. For everybody else, this is the PS2s best game of 2005, maybe the year's best, and a game franchise to keep your eye on.


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