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God of War: Ascension

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Genre: Adventure, Hack and slash/Beat 'em up

Platforms: PlayStation 3

Versions: See 2 more versions of this game

Vengeance is born in the fires of betrayal in this prequel to the best-selling God of War franchise. Six months have passed since Kratos stood over the bodies of his wife and child, his hands stained with their blood - tricked by Ares into murdering the only people he ever loved. Swearing to avenge them, Kratos broke the blood oath that bound him to Ares, but oaths to Olympus are not so easily broken... Sentenced to an eternit... Read More

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180 reviews

Alright 80%

Kind of a mixed bag of feelings about this- I love the GOW series but this entry felt kind of… not as good. Felt like a lot of the assets from GOW III were reused, felt like the story was not quite as polished, also like the pacing especially at the beginning was REALLY slow. Granted, it also had stellar production otherwise so there's no complaints there. Sometimes too easy and was able to plow through it with zero problems, and at rare occas... Read More

Positive points
AMAZING visuals
great sound design (did have dropping audio though)
Negative points
Not really innovative at all for GOW formula
story not impactful enough to replay
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43 reviews

Average 60%

After a hiatus from God of War, I played Ascension. I felt like Ascension doesn't stand up very well against the other trilogy and was left wanting a little more. At first I thought the game looked great, however by the end of the first major fight I realised that the opening shot was a trick. Kratos' texture is far more detailed than any enemy or object in the game. Ascension has a couple of fun boss fights but there wasn't enough in between to ... Read More


Kratos, the former servant of the God of War, Ares, has been tricked into killing his wife and child. Kratos renounced Ares, breaking his blood oath to the god. For this act, Kratos was imprisoned by the three Furies.