God of War III Remastered - PlayStation 4

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Blood and gore, Intense violence, Nudity, Strong language, Strong sexual content
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Overview

What's Included


  • God of War III Remastered

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1466 out of 1510)

Product Details


  • Developer: Santa Monica Studio
  • Publisher: Sony
  • Platform: PlayStation 4
  • Genre: Action and Adventure
  • Release Date: 07/14/2015

Synopsis


In an age of Gods and men, the ex-Spartan warrior Kratos refuses to cede power to the deities of Olympus. Betrayed and enraged, Kratos is determined to wreak his vengeance on the callous Gods. Over the course of his quest, he will solve complex puzzles and face off against some of mythology's darkest and most dangerous creatures. But these will only whet his appetite for annihilation, for Kratos has a larger goal in mind: toppling the mighty Zeus, the ruler of the Gods, and destroying Olympus once and for all.

Return to the brutal world of ancient Greek mythology in God of War III Remastered. Rebuilt for the PlayStation 4, this iteration of the legendary franchise immerses you in Kratos' vengeful quest with 1080p visuals running at 60 fps. The stunningly detailed graphics showcase realistic muscle striations, detailed facial expressions and elevated levels of violence and gore. Experience unbelievable depth of scale, ranging from the glittering marble Mount Olympus halls to the desolate deserts of Tartarus, and immerse yourself in the detailed 3D worlds lit by dynamic lights and higher resolution for realistic visuals. Engage in brutal combat, solve intricate puzzles and more. Utilize deadly new weapons, such as the Cestus and more, so you can grapple with enemies and unleash powerful wall-to-ground attacks. Showcase your favorite moments and unbelievable moves with the Photo mode, which lets you freeze, edit and share images. Scale the heights of Mount Olympus Gaia to rain carnage on the Gods of the Greek pantheon and achieve revenge against all those who have betrayed you in God of War III Remastered.

Features


Pre-order God of War III Remastered now to receive the God of War - Fall of Olympus Dynamic Theme, where Kratos can rain chaos over the ruins of Olympus (delivered via download code)

Experience the action-packed battles as the ex-Spartan warrior Kratos, as you embark on a brutal and destructive path to exact your revenge against the Gods that have betrayed you in God of War III Remastered

Immerse yourself in the carnage and beauty of the world, as the game has been remastered for the PlayStation 4 with 1080p visuals running at 60 fps, and includes all previous DLC costumes and content

Battle it out in stunningly detailed and unique 3D worlds that are illuminated by thousands of dynamic lights and higher resolution

Enjoy the signature gameplay of the franchise, such as vicious combat, challenging and intricate puzzles and more as you head out on the final chapter of Kratos' epic story

Jump right into the heart of Zeus' stronghold on Kratos' legendary quest for vengeance

Manipulate several of the menacing creatures from Greek mythology to cross chasms, inflict your rage against foes and uncover puzzles and secrets

Unleash new deadly weapons like the Cestus — metal gauntlets with devastating strength — and more, so you can learn how to grapple with enemies and launch powerful wall-to-ground attacks

Freeze, edit and share photos of the action with the Photo Mode



Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars with 1508 reviews

98%of customers would recommend this to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What You'd Expect

    Posted
    springishere
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    Before I get into what's new in this re-released game, I first must say that God of War 3 is an incredible game. It was great back in 2010, and it's still great now. For this new release of the game, there's not much that's been done. The game has been remastered, and now runs at 60 frames-per-second and 1080p. The only other thing that's new is a photo mode. That sounds great in theory, but much like you don't have control of the camera when playing the God of War games, you have very little ability to rotate the camera in photo mode. You do have a variety of filters to take interesting screenshots with, but the inability to rotate the camera is immensely disappointing and somewhat defeats the purpose of having a photo mode at all. Would I recommend God of War 3 Remastered to someone who has never played God of War 3? In a heartbeat! Would I recommend this to someone who has already experienced this chapter in Kratos' story? The answer's still yes, but due to the sparse amount of new features for this release, I'd recommend waiting for a price drop first, making this more of a value.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Fun Mythological Romp

    Posted
    JohnnySims
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    First and most importantly, this game is great value for the price ($20 at the time of writing), if you enjoy hack & slash combat of the light and heavy attack combo variety, definitely give this game a look. In between the combat sections, there's light puzzle and platforming elements, the former fares much better than the latter as the movement mechanics were clearly designed for combat, not precise jumping. If you happen to be a mythology nerd like me, you'll enjoy the portrayal of various figures from the Greek pantheon, and eventually brutally murder them. I'm not sure of all the improvements over the original Playstation 3 version, but this one runs as at a mostly solid 60 frames per second and has a fun little photo mode as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Thoughts about God of War III: Remastered

    Posted
    JGK2184
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    This game is exactly what it says: Remastered. If you want a new God of War game this is not for you. It is the same God of War III game you played on PlayStation 3, just out on a PlayStation 4. It does have improved graphics and looks fantastic all around. I would recommend this to anyone who likes the God of War series but can't currently play them because they got rid of their PlayStation 3 for a PlayStation 4 like myself. If your new to the God of War series, I recommend taking full advantage of purchasing the game if you have PlayStation Plus. You can play God of War I and God of War II. The downside to that is you need to have a PlayStation Plus account and the longer you wait you might need to sign up for the other PlayStation program. If all you played was God of War Ascension and did not like it, don't let that keep you from this title. It's a great price at $39.99 because you're not paying the $59.99 for a new game. $39.99 let's you play a game all over again with improved graphic or play a game for the first time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A wonderful PS4 port of a PS3 classic

    Posted
    JummyB
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    As someone whose main experience with the God of War series was with God of War: Ascension (which was an okay game), I have now truly had the opportunity to see why this series is so beloved. With a great sense of scale and some truly jaw-dropping moments, this remaster still holds up well after the release of the Playstation 3 original. The graphics on the Playstation 4 coupled with the smooth frame rate truly are a sight to behold. It *almost* passes graphically for a native PS4 title, which is a huge testament to the quality of this port. If you are a fan of the franchise, you've probably played the game by now, but if you haven't, you owe it to yourself. If you're new to the franchise, this game makes a great leaping off point. The only difficult thing may be playing older games in the series, from a mechanics and graphics perspective. However, not to worry, as there are strong rumors that God of War 4 will be officially announced in the very near future...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Angry and ashy.

    Posted
    korichm
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    It's one of the most thrilling openings in all of video games. As warrior-turned-deity-killer Kratos, you climb the Titan Gaia, who functions as a colossal, moving level upon which you battle Poseidon, the god of the sea. Gaia herself is one of Kratos' few remaining allies; her cries of pain pierce the air as you swing your chained blades, launching ghoulish soldiers into the air and slicing away at Poseidon and his many-legged steed. It is all sound and fury, almost unparalleled in its sense of scale and its translation of a protagonist's anger into bloody, brutal interactions. When Kratos strikes his final blow, you see it not from his perspective, but from his victim's point of view, in the first person. It's a striking and vicious design choice that sets the tone for the game to follow. You are no longer conquering the Greek gods as an enraged antihero, but as a full-on villain.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A technically excellent remaster

    Posted
    Izanagi
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    God of War III Remastered is a great improvement over the original PS3 release. Given the Full HD treatment as well as an increased frame rate, God of War III shines even brighter as one of the best looking console games to date. For those familiar with other character action games, God of War's action is a bit slower then others, and puzzles can bring down the pace to an unfortunate crawl. However the vast majority of the game is filled with some spectacular set pieces and great action with a variety of weapons and play styles. For first timers to the series or for those looking to revisit the title again, I recommend waiting for the game to go on sale before diving in. $39.99 for one remastered game is a bit much (despite the quality of it), especially when you consider GoW III was part of the God of War Saga Collection release back in 2012, which gave you 5 games in one box and is currently widely available for $19.99 on average.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    GOW3 in 1080p/60fps

    Posted
    phoenixlau
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    This is a solid 1080p/60fps remaster of the PS3 game God of War 3, which originally ran at 720p/30fps. The game itself is 3rd person action, where you control Kratos as he switches between a bunch of different melee weapons to hack and slash his way to vengeance against the Greek gods. Plotwise, God of War 2 ended in a huge cliffhanger which GOW3 immediately picks up in the middle of battle, so if you haven't played any of the previous games you might initially be somewhat lost. However, beyond the intro fight sequence all you really need to know about the story is that Kratos is very angry and kills stuff. I played GOW3 first before ever playing any of the other games in the series, and it was fine. Story is not this game's strong suit, it is the combo-based combat which feels great. If you enjoy other stylish action games like Devil May Cry or Bayonetta, God of War 3 will be right up your alley.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Couldn't get past the preliminary

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    DoggedGames
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    I suppose I should play the game through before writing a review, but the preliminary scenes were so bad, I didn't want to waste my time with this any further. The opening scenes simply consisted of oversized, rock-chiseled men and beasts power-leaping off mountains and buildings to the sound of expansive music. There was no story-line imaginable that would create an interesting, semi-relaistic story to go with this fantasy cartoon. If it sounds at all interesting to you, then try it. To me, if it doesn't have a story line I can identify with at least a bit, I don't want to continue with it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend


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