God of War IIIÂ is anÂ action-adventureÂ hack and slashÂ video game developed byÂ Santa Monica StudioÂ and published byÂ Sony Computer EntertainmentÂ (SCE). Released for theÂ PlayStation 3Â (PS3) console on March 16, 2010, the game is the fifth installment in theÂ God of WarÂ series, the seventh chronologically, and the sequel to 2007'sÂ God of War II. Loosely based onÂ Greek mythology, the game is set inÂ ancient GreeceÂ with vengeance as its central motiv. TheÂ player controlsÂ the protagonist and former God of WarÂ Kratos, after his betrayal at the hands of his fatherÂ Zeus, King of theÂ Olympian gods. Reigniting theÂ Great War, Kratos ascendsÂ Mount OlympusÂ until he is abandoned by theÂ TitanÂ Gaia. Guided byÂ Athenaâ€™s spirit, Kratos battles monsters, gods, and Titans in a search forÂ Pandora, without whom he cannot openÂ Pandora's Box, defeat Zeus, and end the reign of the Olympian gods. The gameplay is similar to previous installments, focusing onÂ combo-basedÂ combat with the player's main weaponâ€”the Blades of Exileâ€”and secondary weapons acquired during the game. It usesÂ quick time events, where the player acts in a timed sequence to defeat strong enemies andÂ bosses. The player can use up to four magical attacks and a power-enhancing ability as alternative combat options, and the game featuresÂ puzzlesÂ andÂ platformingÂ elements. Compared with previous installments,Â God of War IIIÂ offers a revamped magic system, more enemies, new camera angles, andÂ downloadable content. God of War IIIÂ was critically acclaimed upon release, with a reviewer fromÂ IGNÂ stating that it redefines the word "scale" in video games.It has been praised for its graphics, particularly of Kratos, which IGN called "perhaps the single most impressive-looking character ever in video games".The game received several awards, including "Most Anticipated Game of 2010" and "Best PS3 Game" at the 2009 and 2010Â Spike Video Game Awards, respectively, and the "Artistic Achievement" award at the 2011Â British Academy of Film and Television ArtsÂ (BAFTA) Video Game Awards. The best-selling game in theÂ God of WarÂ series and theÂ ninth best-selling PlayStation 3 game of all time, it sold nearly 5.2 million copies worldwide by June 2012 and was included in theÂ God of War SagaÂ released for PlayStation 3 on August 28, 2012. In celebration of theÂ God of WarÂ franchise's tenth anniversary, a remastered version ofÂ God of War III, titledÂ God of War III Remastered, was released on theÂ PlayStation 4Â on July 14, 2015. Kratosâ€™ greatest challenge Join Kratos, riding on the back of a gigantic titan, ascending Mount Olympus in a full-on assault. Heâ€™s after one thing and one thing only â€“ vengeance for years of betrayal and tragedy. The closing chapter of the trilogy is easily one of the greatest gaming spectacles in PlayStation history, perfect for anyone who wants to re-live the action in visceral detail, or for those who may have missed out first time round. Remastered & built for PS4
- Bringing the power of Kratos to the power of PlayStation 4: Beautifully rendered at 1080p and running at 60 frames per second, God of War III Remastered is ready for the next generation. All previous DLC costumes and content are included.
- Photo Mode: The brand new photo mode will allow players to freeze the jaw-dropping action to edit, save and share photos â€“ right from the heart of the carnage.
- Visceral Detail: God of War III Remastered shows off realistic muscle contours, detailed facial expressions and new heightened levels of brutality and gore. The vivid landscapes are lit by thousands of dynamic lights and textures, with quadruple the resolution of the PS3 version.