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After 10 years of endless nightmares and servitude to the gods of Olympus, Kratos is assigned with a final task, to kill Ares, the God of War.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Linda Hunt ... Narrator (voice)
Terrence 'T.C.' Carson ... Kratos (voice) (as TC Carson)
Carole Ruggier ... Athena / Aphrodite (voice)
Steve Blum ... Ares (voice)
Susanne Blakeslee ... Oracle of Athens / Village Oracle (voice)
Paul Eiding ... Gravedigger / Zeus / Greek Soldier (voice)
Christopher Corey Smith ... Undead Soldier / Greek Soldier (voice) (as Christopher Smith)
Keith Ferguson Keith Ferguson ... Boat Captain / Greek Soldier (voice)
Gwendoline Yeo ... Lysandra / Town Square Woman (voice)
Fred Tatasciore ... Poseidon / Greek Soldier / Fisherman (voice)
Claudia Black ... Artemis (voice)
Nolan North ... Hades / Greek Soldier / Fisherman (voice)
Courtenay Taylor ... Twins (voice)
Rob Paulsen ... Greek Soldier (voice)
Bobbi Page ... Chorus (voice)
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Storyline

God of War follows Kratos: a soldier whose fate is intertwined with Ares, the Greek Mythological God of War. After 10 years of endless suffering and nightmares, Kratos must perform one final task to be free of his torment: kill Ares and become the greatest warrior in all of Sparta. Written by Johnny

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


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 March 2005 (USA) See more »

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Dolby

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The armor that Kratos wears in the rendered CGI cut-scenes were actually intended to be Kratos's armor through the game. However the PS2 lacked the power needed to make the armor look realistic enough on Kratos in-game and was cut. See more »

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In the beginning after you defeat the lead hydra all the other heads are supposed to explode. But if you go back through the level you can see two guys fighting a hydra head. See more »

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Kratos: By the gods, what have I become?
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On par with such masterpieces as Prince Of Persia: SOT, WW, TTT
21 August 2006 | by XAEEMSee all my reviews

I picked this up two days ago in the pre-owned bucket as couldn't afford it when it came out. As soon as it was in my slimline, AWE and AMAZEMENT, brilliant cinematics and dramatic story. It gets you hooked from the start and makes you wonder what will happen to Kratos and why he's doing what he does. The game is beautiful, frame rate is excellent even with many enemies on the screen.

A lot of attention to detail is applied to all the characters including NPCs and other 'extras' that are normally very generic. The main character himself is detailed to the bone, watching Kratos walk and accelerate into a run is a feast to the eye.

The levels are beautifully designed and the puzzles are just hard enough to keep you interested but easy enough not to get you frustrated.

The action element is very present, unlocking combos, upgrading weapons and magic spells really makes a difference to the gameplay. The combos are varied and very well animated.

Gore: this game is definitely an adult title, i have played violent games before but this is a level above, not that its any grittier but its just more stylish, there isn't loads of blood just for the sake of it, you have to execute the best combos to get the chance to see what I'm talking about but the actions of Kratos really characterize him and makes you believe in the fact that he's a seasoned warrior(thats actually an understatement)

Partial nudity in there but nothing too naughty and OMG the bosses and GODS are the very best part of this game, fighting the HYDRA is a treat and watching Ares stomping in the background while you are scouring the mountains is just one of the small touches that prove that a lot of time has been put into developping this game. Definitely worth the buy!


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