God Of War

Platform(s): PlayStation 2
Genre: Action
Publisher: Sony

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'God of War' (PS2) Plunders Retail Stores

by Rainier on March 22, 2005 @ 8:51 a.m. PST

God Of War makes powerful use of the darkly imaginative world of Ancient Greek mythology, where the realms of the mortal and the divine collide in a pervasive atmosphere of brute force and violence. Playing as Kratos, throughout the game players will wield double blades bound to his body by long chains, weapons symbolic of this vicious world to which he is bound and the fate from which he seeks to escape.

Featuring a multi-million dollar national marketing campaign, God of War is targeted at various casual and enthusiast media outlets. God of War also features an original music score that is available, for a limited time only, for free download to all consumers who purchase the game at Sony Connect (www.connect.com/gow).

"God of War delivers on the 'back of the game box' promise of sending players on an amazing epic adventure and with the high review scores for the game, we strongly urge all our PlayStation 2 fans to add this game to your library," states David Jaffe, creative designer for God of War, Sony Computer Entertainment America. "From its deep storyline to fluid combat system, we've worked on this game for over three years to offer the player a gameplay experience that is both unique and groundbreaking for all types of players. Set in the brutal world of Greek mythology, God of War has the player experiencing tons of locations to explore, intense combat, unique puzzles, coupled with some of the darkest creatures like Medusas, Minotaurs, Cyclops. ... and it's all wrapped up in a plot that will blow your mind!"

The storyline for God of War is based in ancient Greek mythology where players take the role of Kratos, an ex-Spartan warrior bent on military success and combat. Through the course of this epic adventure, which is told in flashback -- Kratos makes a pact with Ares, the God of War, in order to save his mortal life. The decision forever changes his destiny and sets in motion an irreversible series of events that drive Kratos mad and leads him down a path of revenge against Ares. Kratos will have to overcome adversity in the form of mythological monsters, legions of undead soldiers, and amazingly dangerous and brutal landscapes to find Pandora's box and defeat Ares.

In God of War, the gameplay involves various plot twists that take the player through explosive, aggressive action fused with traps, stunts and story-driven puzzles. Featuring up to an hour of cinematic sequences and a deep combat system built around the Blades of Chaos -- unique double chain blade weapons permanently strapped onto Kratos' forearms, God of War takes the player through various environments that has them fighting fierce enemies, swinging on ropes, scaling mountain cliffs, swimming through rivers and sliding down zip lines resulting in a one-of-a-kind action-packed Greek mythology adventure. For more information on God of War, please visit www.godofwar-thegame.com.

Additional features include an extensive combat system and innovative magic system (upgradeable to three levels for expansion of weapon power and range) where the player can use Medusa's head to freeze enemies or strike them with Zeus' thunderbolt. God of War also features a variety of challenging levels; players can brave deadly sandstorms, explore submerged ruins, and overcome the fiendish traps of a temple built on the back of a cursed giant.

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