Fantasy brawler features extreme, visceral violence and sex.
Common Sense Media
8 August 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that God of War III is a breath-takingly violent and gory action game. In fact, it's one of the most violent videogames we have ever reviewed. Where some parents allow teens to play M-rated games, this is one that we do not recommend at all in any way for teens. As with its predecessors, you play as Kratos who uses all kinds of weapons to destroy creatures big and small in a number of creatively violent ways, such as pulling out eyes and slicing open...
Excerpt: Brutal, brutal, brutal. This is the most distinct impression God of War III will leave on the player when they have played through the most recent tale of Kratos battle with the Gods of Olympus. GOW III is certainly a game that refuses to shy away from the sheer brutality of the war between Kratos, the Olympian Gods and the Titans but is there more to the game than sheer brutality or is it just a cause for hours of bloodshed and gornography? Read on to find out.
Excerpt: It’s been a long wait, but God of War fans can now celebrate the conclusion of the trilogy on the PS3, and boy, what a finish it is. Sony Santa Monica has crafted an amazing showpiece for the PS3, and makes minor refinements to the tried-and-true formula that God of War games are known for.
Excerpt: On the PlayStation2, the God Of War games established an unlikely blend of nearly pornographic violence and architectural fetishism. In each chapter, the damned anti-hero Kratos, driven well around the bend by killing his own family, explores ever-larger classical edifices while systematically slaughtering nearly everything found within. God Of War III ups the ante in both departments.
Excerpt: With grandiose symphony and fiery passion, Sony's declaration is clear: this is an epic the likes of which the world may never see again. The game's opening moments plunge this brazen ambition into the hearts of those who've forgotten such fanciful dreams. A host of titans wage war against the gods of Olympus, and the chaotic path along which players guide Kratos is truly unnerving. The ground itself shakes, for that ground is the back of the titan Gaia.
Excerpt: God of War 3 is a great action game. There is no doubt about that. From the minute that first level loads up you know the scale of it all. The epic feel is evident just from the view of the Titans scaling Mount Olympus, and that never wavers throughout the entire experience. From fighting on and with the Titans, to killing the Gods themselves, God of War 3 certainly has a lot to live up to. The gigantic scale is only the start.