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After 10 years of endless nightmares and servitude to the gods of Olympus, Kratos is assigned with a final task, to kill Ares, the God of War.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Linda Hunt ... Narrator (voice)
Terrence 'T.C.' Carson ... Kratos (voice) (as TC Carson)
Carole Ruggier ... Athena / Aphrodite (voice)
Steve Blum ... Ares (voice)
Susanne Blakeslee ... Oracle of Athens / Village Oracle (voice)
Paul Eiding ... Gravedigger / Zeus / Greek Soldier (voice)
Christopher Corey Smith ... Undead Soldier / Greek Soldier (voice) (as Christopher Smith)
Keith Ferguson Keith Ferguson ... Boat Captain / Greek Soldier (voice)
Gwendoline Yeo ... Lysandra / Town Square Woman (voice)
Fred Tatasciore ... Poseidon / Greek Soldier / Fisherman (voice)
Claudia Black ... Artemis (voice)
Nolan North ... Hades / Greek Soldier / Fisherman (voice)
Courtenay Taylor ... Twins (voice)
Rob Paulsen ... Greek Soldier (voice)
Bobbi Page ... Chorus (voice)
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Storyline

God of War follows Kratos: a soldier whose fate is intertwined with Ares, the Greek Mythological God of War. After 10 years of endless suffering and nightmares, Kratos must perform one final task to be free of his torment: kill Ares and become the greatest warrior in all of Sparta. Written by Johnny

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You are Kratos and you will murder the God of War.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 March 2005 (USA) See more »

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Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Contrary to the description on the ESRB, there is actually no "strong language" in this game, whatsoever. However, the behind the scenes documentaries are uncensored, and feature some swearing. See more »

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The Oracle of Athens is wearing 21st century style underwear under her dress. This may be because the underwear of the time period was too revealing, and the creators wanted to keep an M rating. See more »

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Ares: That night... I was trying to make you a great warrior!
Kratos: ...You succeeded.
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Definitely one of the best games for the PS2 and of 2005.
28 August 2005 | by BlackJack_BSee all my reviews

God Of War, released on March 22, 2005, is one of the best action games ever released on any console. David Jaffe and his team at Sony-Santa Monica have created a game that is better than the Japanese created Devil May Cry and Ninja Gaiden.

This game is noted for its deep use of Greek Mythology. Mr. Jaffe for years had wanted to make a game based on it. You are Kratos, a super-human who at the start of the game is seen falling to his death. The game then goes back to three weeks earlier where you control the chain of events that lead to him committing suicide.

Kratos has two attacks, magic, and a jump and a roll/evade move. Combat is a breeze and is very satisfying. In this game, you are powerful enough as is to combat your opponents. You gain orbs to increase your powers and the Gods themselves bestow you the magic.

The game is an absolute work of art. The graphics are some of the best you'll see with much detail on the enemies and the locales. The controls are easy to get into and the manual details everything for you. Combat features mostly hack and slash but there will be times you'll do specific button presses or Track-And-Field style button mashing against tougher enemies or bosses.

The music is outstanding; perhaps one of the best original scores ever created. The voice acting is top-notch with Oscar-winning actress Linda Hunt providing the narration. Best of all, the game is just plain fun. You can get into it right away. It can be beaten in 10-12 hours but you'll want to replay it.

One word of warning: this game is rated M and it richly deserves it. There is a lot of violence, blood and gore, and some nudity throughout the game. This isn't a game for kids or the squeamish. For everybody else, this is the PS2s best game of 2005, maybe the year's best, and a game franchise to keep your eye on.


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