God Of War (video Game)
God of War is a third person action-adventure video game developed by SCE Santa Monica Studio and published by Sony Computer Entertainment that was first released on March 22, 2005 for the PlayStation 2 console. It is the first installment in the God of War series, which, as of 2012, includes four sequels and two prequels, one of which is in development. Highly regarded for its gameplay, it involves combo-based combat, the use of magical attacks and special powers, as well as quick time event features. Players also have to solve an array of puzzles featuring platforming game elements. A novelization of the game was released in 2010 and a film adaptation has been in development since 2005. As of June 2012, the game has sold more than 4.6 million copies worldwide.
The game is loosely based on Greek mythology, and is set in Ancient Greece. The player controls the protagonist Kratos, a Spartan warrior in the service of the Olympian Gods. Kratos is tasked by the goddess Athena with killing Ares, the God of War, who is responsible for Kratos accidentally killing his wife and child. As Ares ravages Athens, Kratos embarks on a quest to find the one object capable of stopping the god: the legendary Pandora's Box. Ultimately successful, Kratos replaces Ares as the new God of War. Chronologically, God of War is the third chapter in the series, of which vengeance is the central theme.
Multiple reviewers have said that God of War is one of the best action-adventure games on the PlayStation 2, and it has won over a dozen "Game of the Year" awards. In 2009, IGN named God of War the seventh best PlayStation 2 game of all time. In addition to its gameplay, God of War has been highly regarded for its graphics, sound, production, presentation, and story. The game and its first sequel, God of War II, were remastered and released in 2009 as part of the God of War Collection, and in 2012, the remastered version was released again as part of the God of War Saga, both for the PlayStation 3.
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