God of War

God of War

2005
Action
Adventure
God of War is a third-person hack and slash action-adventure video game developed by Santa Monica Studio and published by Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE). First released on March 22, 2005, for the PlayStation 2 (PS2) console, it is the first installment in the series of the same name and the third chronologically. Loosely based on Greek mythology, it is set in ancient Greece with vengeance as its central motif. The player controls the protagonist Kratos, a Spartan warrior who serves the Olympi
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God of War

2005
Action
Adventure
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Rated 28 Jan 2018
70
54th
Dim the lights, lock the door, pull the shades. PS2 boobs.
Rated 30 Jan 2018
75
79th
Mashing circle faster than you thought was possible to fight the hydra at the beginning and you still ain't fast enough
Rated 28 Jan 2018
62
48th
God of War is fine as spectacle junk food but the combat can be tiring. There's little reason to ever mixup your moves and fights drag on while you hit mindless enemies into a massive chain stun. It's also really easy to break the game with a ton of infinite grabs, goofy ai exploits, broken abilities, etc. I do think the game has pretty cool ideas about how it utilizes grabs and environmental collision, but I don't think it really salvages how weak its core is.
Rated 28 Jan 2018
45
36th
square, square, triangle
Rated 10 Jul 2022
69
46th
I think overall, this was better than Ascension, but being an older game, there are a lot of frustrations, especially when they make you mash circle faster than feels possible, as well as a couple levels, the worst of which being the spinning towers in Hades. That being said, the story, while a little jumbled in presentation, is pretty good, the locations are good, the puzzles are interesting, and the gameplay still feels great in 2022.
Rated 21 Mar 2018
9
53rd
Where it all begins.
Rated 18 Dec 2020
78
71st
The flashy, splashy, button-mashy beat-or-slash 'em up action genre was very, very hot in the PS2 days. This may not have been one of the earliest to the party, but it certainly was one of the flashiest. What it lacks in innovative gameplay, it more than made up for at the time in cinematic flair. The standard fights between bosses and puzzles feel like filler, and I do wish it hadn't done quite so much to popularize the notion that nothing says "epic battle" quite like QTEs, though.
Rated 10 Jun 2019
75
76th
love the story, setting, combat. puzzles and wayfinding got too annoying. fam ashes coat his skin. gods wont allow suicide, make new god of war
Rated 17 Feb 2018
80
67th
The first God of War was fun. Cinematic boss fights, enjoyable gameplay, etc.
Rated 15 Jul 2018
5
2nd
I played the first level, and I just don't get it.
Rated 28 Jan 2018
70
34th
The aesthetics are nice. I think enjoying this game is largely predicated on finding it cool, which it truly was when I played it as a teenager. It's a lot less so in retrospect, but it's still decent fun.
Rated 21 Oct 2019
60
63rd
Good game. Again I was rating this higher back in the day when it first came out. Now it's long it'll take about 10 hours to beat and the puzzles in these games are a huge problem.
Rated 28 Jan 2018
70
74th
The game is responsible for the QTE, the quick time event, so I'm almost of a mind to dock it points for its legacy. The difference between it and most of the videogames that aped it is in the execution of that game mechanic.
Rated 12 Feb 2020
77
24th
God of War is a fast paced and fun hack and slash game. Although it doesn't often rise far above being just that. The bosses are large and epic for sure, though the whole affair can feel a little too easy at times.

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