The God of War III Ultimate Edition is everything that new and longtime God of War fans need to experience the final chapter in one of the most acclaimed action series of all-time. God of War III is a single player action game, exclusive to the PlayStation 3, and the final installment of the God of War trilogy. It is packed with signature and addictive God of War gameplay a combination of over-the-top action combat, exploration and puzzle-solving along with an engrossing mythologically inspired storyline and a selection of new weapons and a new weapons system. Couple these with the wealth of extras and exclusive content included in the Ultimate Edition and you have a fitting conclusion a franchise fit for the gods themselves.
Story and Gameplay God of War III allows players on the PlayStation 3 to take on the climatic role of the ex-Spartan warrior, Kratos, as he treads through the intimidating heights of Mt. Olympus and the dark depths of Hades once more to seek revenge on those who have betrayed him. Armed with double-chained blades, as well a selection of new weapons, Kratos must take on mythology's darkest creatures while solving intricate puzzles throughout his merciless quest to destroy Olympus and the mighty Zeus himself. Key Game Features
The Ghost of Sparta returns in the final chapter in the God of War trilogy. View larger.
Exclusive Ultimate Edition Content - Along with the God of War III game the Ultimate Edition includes a wealth of exclusive physical and digital content. (see the full list of content below)
Only on the PS3 - The award-winning development team leverages the processing power and technology of PlayStation 3 system to make God of War III one of the most-graphically advanced next gen titles available, with even the dramatic cut screens running off the in-game engine.
Groundbreaking Depth of Scale - Kratos will explore areas up to 4 times larger than those found in God of War II, as well as carve through entire armies while navigating on the back of Titans - living, moving, breathing levels as tall as the Empire State Building.
Realism - Players will battle in detailed and unique 3D worlds lit by thousands of dynamic lights and textures with quadruple the resolution, which allows for realistic muscle striations, detailed facial expressions, and new heightened levels of brutality and gore.
Signature Gameplay - Brutal combat, intricate puzzles, exploration of awe-inspiring worlds, and a compelling and satisfying ending to Kratos’ epic story.
Sophisticated Storyline - The God of War III storyline is the epic conclusion to the trilogy; the storyline will be told in a way that is true to traditionalist roots in Greek mythology, from moral consequences to brutal battles against the gods.
Ridable Creatures - Several of the menacing creatures of Greek mythology in God of War III can now be manipulated against their will, as Kratos uses them to cross chasms, inflict blind rage against enemies, reveal puzzles and secrets, and as tools of complete annihilation.
New Weapons and Combat System - New deadly weapons such as the Cestus powerful metal gauntlets with devastating strength and other brutal instruments of war that will allow Kratos to learn ruthless new techniques such as grappling with enemies and launching explosive wall-to-ground attacks.
Lighting Technologies - The dynamic lighting solution employed in GOW III is only feasible through the computing power provided by the Cell SPUs. For example, using the High Dynamic Range Lighting (HDRL) technology, the camera – when using Krato’s sightline - will emulate the human retina, causing players to feel a sharp brightness when Kratos exits a dark area and enters a sunlit area, similar to how the human eye would need to adjust.
God of War III finds Kratos raining carnage and destruction upon the Gods who have betrayed him and the entire Ancient Greek world. Armed with his deadly double-chained blades, Kratos will take on mythology’s darkest creatures while solving intricate puzzles on his merciless quest to destroy Olympus and the mighty Zeus himself.
The minute I heard about the God of War 3 Ultimate Edition's upcoming release, I knew I had to get it.
I love the God of War saga. The graphics, the gameplay and the story are balanced so incredibly well, the formula is perfect and they were able to keep that balance through the trilogy (or quadrology if you include Chains of Olympus on the PSP).
The box it came in is very well done. I love the minimalist, almost all black, approach they did with Kratos' face on all sides.
Pandora's box is nicely detailed though made of plastic, nicely done. Felt lined inside with a hidden compartment. A small tab on the edge of the fake inside base would reveal a second compartment.
The postcard sized hardcover art book is a 'cute' little bonus. Cute I say because I was hoping there would be MORE! The art of the GOW saga, concept and final arts are mind blowing amazing and simply gorgeous. I was hoping there would be more pages to it.
With the Ultimate Edition comes 4 audio collections for download. Complete soundtracks of the 3 GOW games and 7 heavy metal tracks inspired by the game. The score of the saga adds so much to the feel and emotion of the game...GREAT bonus!
The downloadable documentaries are nice to watch. It is so nice to see the faces of the people, the company that put together this amazing game. With all the ups and downs they went through putting it together. The 'voice acting' chapter was very neat. Finally got to see Kratos' voice in the flesh....NOT what I was expecting! :P
The game itself is just gorgeously done and very well executed. They did make the gameplay slightly easier and simpler to pick up compared the previous games, probably for the new gamers of the GOW saga. The way the button pressing sequence is much easier to follow and give the player a chance to see what is happening in the screen. Triangle will appear on top of the monitor, square to the left, X at the bottom and circle to the right. One can just use one's peripheral view to see where the next button press will be instead of staring constantly at a corner of the screen anticipating the next button press...missing the action in the middle.
GOW III is an ABSOLUTE must have for any and all gamers out there. Once would appreciate and love III more if I and II were played. The story is long and the drama and controversies are aplenty, making the experience a whole lot more visceral. Game replay is good. Once finished the normal mode, one can always go back at a much harder level and unlock more bonus features and challenges. If you cannot get your hands on the Ultimate Edition, pick up the game, you MUST pick up this game. PHENOMENAL!Read more ›