11 Games Like God of War

The game!
God of War….the one game that makes hair grow out of your chest every time you hold the disc in your hands!
God of War is a massive scale story about vengeance!
Where gods act like total dickheads with their egos and greed, where mythological beasts roam free everywhere wrecking havoc on the innocent lives, where magic and epic is imbued in the fabric of its core existence.
And the one man who can stop all this even more of a bonehead than they are all combined.
Based around Greek Mythology, Kratos, the captain to the Spartan army, gets his hand handed to him by the barbarians, near death he makes a pact with the God of War, Ares who okays that.
Now in the service to Ares, Kratos conquers many lands but still has some weakness left that binds him to reach his full potential, thinks Ares.
“Hey, how about I trick him into killing his own family to let him lose completely off of any fear, sure that’s how we gods work here!” and Ares does exactly that.
Sadden and in grief, Kratos is visited by Athena who guides him to Pandora’s Box, the only weapon that could stop a powerful God like Ares, since now Ares has started destroying Athens just for shits and giggles.
And thus begins a powerful, epic and grand level saga of magic, Gods and vengeance.
The gameplay!
The Game is third person, action adventure game with its combat based on hack ‘n slash style action.
Kratos in his quest gets aided by many gods and goddesses who bestow him with many magical powers, 4 to be exact, including some secondary magic weapons.
But the best thing about the God of War series, perhaps it’s one of the most defining thing is the Blades of Chaos, a pair of wide, thick and heavy swords chained with the body of Kratos, a gift from Ares, representing Kratos’ servitude to him.
From the opening point of the game to the last one, there is no moment left that doesn’t impress you either because of the action or because of the epicness of the GoW world.
There are QTEs involved with finishing moves and boss slaying that are total fun and cool way to engage in the action. And the enemies are the likes of Harpies, Medusa, Gorgons, Minotaurs, Cyclops, Sirens, Satyrs, Centaurs, Cerberuses and undead skeletons, a mega giant flame throwing minotaur guardian and of course, The Hydra too.
And get this, their blood gets soaked into you to upgrade your weapons and magic skills, that’s seriously rad!
All in all it’s a masterpiece that has been ‘cursed’ to be attached in your all time favorite chest forever!
The Company!
Created by David Jaffe, Developed by SCE Santa Monica Studio and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PS2, Ps3 and PS VITA, it was initially released in March 2005.
The Appeal!
This is something you will develop and appeal for, so its kinda hard to understand, it’s an action and gore mania in all reality but its not pointless, on the contrary the story that it has gives you shivers and shit.
God of War is epic, simply!
The Game!
“ATHENAAAAAAA, YOU CONSPIRE AGAINST ME!!!”
Ahh that is the fine example of pure rage of the whole GoW games that combines all our emotions into a bucket full of violent needs and unreasonable destruction.
Kratos, you’re all right.
Yes people with awkward social behavior symptoms, Kratos returns with God of War 2 in another mega epic saga of Gods, Titans, Great Wars, Huge Creatures, Brutal Ages and Magic.
You can quite literally smell the sweat, blood and phlegm everytime someone in the GoW universe opens their mouth to inflict the super waves of their heavy duty voices upon us.
The newly appointed God of War, Kratos is still haunted by the nightmares of his past, and thus he engages into the Spartan army against the wishes of the gods of Olympus.
And thus soon is tricked and betrayed by the Zeus himself into being a mortal again, soon after he is killed by Zeus stating that Kratos was never a god.
In the underworld, Titan Gaia saves him and assigns him to find the ‘Sisters of Fates- Atropos, Lachesis and Clotho’ to undo the time, save himself and kill Zeus.
Thus begins the story of God of War 2 that ends with the start of destruction of the Gods!
The Gameplay!
GoW series is based upon third person view with a fixed camera set and the action and movements are combo based combat with puzzle elements and platforming elements as well.
In simple form it’s awesome, the story and the conception are truly unique and create and sustain a very different universe to experience for us, effectively.
The action is of course over the top but believable, the gore is ‘Oh Yeah!’, the enemy bosses are really a threat and getting past them takes more than just brute force, the puzzles in this one are real tricky at times but otherwise plain fun.
The rise, the fall and the crawl back up to serve the most brutal ass whopping to anyone who comes in his way and his vengeance of Kratos is woven exceptionally well.
The smooth and unique controls and movements are fully compatible with the game’s mood and needs.
All in all, a true must have for any gamer.
The Company!
Developed by Sony Computer Entertainment Santa Monica Studio and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for PS2, PS3 and PS Vita, it was released in March 2007.
The Appeal!
Super Human level of action, power and kills to them who so perfectly deserve it, against the gods, against the monsters and against the hardships, I think God of War is an allegory for all of our combined fantasy of punching the shit out of life for what it throws us into, pretty often and without warning.
So if you like your action all gore-y, and satisfying with a mythical epic story behind it or if you just love gaming in general, then go and play God of War series!
“I will have my revenge!”
-Kratos (allegorically us)
The game!
God Of War III
The game that came and just turned upside down the whole scales of the expectations from a video game!
It was epic, plain and simple, there is no there and better way to describe it, you have your most favorite toys or comics and blanky-s, things that even though not useful anymore but you don’t throw them away unless that little angel puked on it after pooping on it,
God of War III is that blanky that you just have to have, no matter what the situation, just because of its sheer magnitude!
It’s like this game rests not until it drops the heavens, literally heavens of awesomeness upon its players and viewers alike, even a complete stranger to gaming or maybe a clueless guy from the Jurassic era brought in here will not fail to notice the epicness of this game’s magnitude!
It’s exhaustingly awesome!
GoW III is the fifth installment in the GoW series (main games), and a direct sequel to 2007’s another epic madness God of War II.
After being betrayed and murdered by his bastard Father Zeus, Kratos returns from the dark pits of Hades to avenge his curse, in the process he unleashes the sisters of fates’ power to bring the Titans from The Great War and into his present to ascend upon Mount Olympus!
But he is against the Gods of Olympus, not some teeny-meeny monsters or kings, so a battle ensues in which he drops into the river Styx, the river of the departed souls, where he is depleted off of his powers and his weapons nulled.
However, Athena after ascending to the higher planes of existence after her death (is Ares there somewhere too?) sees that with Zeus there is no hope for mankind to prosper and thus she helps Kratos to find the flames of Pandora to destroy Zeus, once and for all.
And that is just the beginning, phew!
The gameplay!
The gameplay is perfectly matching to the epicness of the game’s whole world. GoW III is third person action adventure beat ‘em up game with fixed camera perspective, with puzzle and platforming elements here and there often.
The enemies are usually mythic creatures from Greek mythos, like centaurs, harpies, Cyclops, Cerberuses and so on.
This time around many of Kratos’ abilities are tweaked, like the Blades of Chaos are now Blades of Exile, much stronger than before. There are no selective magic powers to unleash unanimously, because here in GoW III they have given us three extra heavy duty weapons that each have their own super smash like magic power.
There is Blades of Exile with Army of Sparta, Claws of Hades give the souls of the dead summoning power, Nemean Cestus (a pair of heavy gauntlets) give you the Nemean Roar (earth stomper) and finally Nemesis Whip (like Blades of Exile but with electricity) which unleashes Nemesis Rage (The Chrono’s Rage from GoW II).
Apart from these tweaks, you can also distance grab someone, you’ll either snatch light enemies toward you or you will ram at them if they are heavier.
Plus the grab finishers they are tweaked a hell lot better now, especially where you can use your enemies as battering rams, fantastic man!
Plus the QTEs! Yes they are here better modified to present ease while in hard mode, as the buttons appear on each side of the screen representing that button’s true location on the dualshock, if its triangle then it will be on the middle-top of the screen and square in the middle-left of it, and so on!
Overall, there are hardly any games present out there that could match the visual clarity, appearance, epicness, music score, battle mechanics, action madness, saga storyline and tons of unlockables, like God of War III.
WOW, just wow!
The company!
Developed by Sony Computer Entertainment Santa Monica Studio and Wholesale Algorithms, published by Sony Computer Entertainment for PS3 and PS4, it was released in March 2010.
The appeal!
The appeal of God of War III lies in its sheer epicness, which is hard to describe like all magically beautiful things.
It’s the same with the fantasy games, the magic the creatures and the possibilities trying to reach out from us.
The game!
God of War: Ascension
GoW Ascension is the prequel to the whole God of War series, dating when Kratos had just broken his blood bonds with Ares’ servitude, what happened after that is the story of God of War Ascension.
Ascension is set after a narrative which tells that there are primordial powers called furies who take in control the balance of divine blood oath made between the deities.
If someone breaks them then furies punish them eternally, and when Kratos broke his servitude oath with Ares the furies went after him as well and captured him and imprisoned him in a huge ass prison.
As one of the furies, Magaera is torturing Kratos, she accidently facilitates his escape and thus begins the rise of a God!
Ascension, when it comes to the epic scales of its previous iterations and the story concept does not do that well but if you are looking for the Kratos’ usual yell and hand over people their asses in piked on their own pikes then you have got something interesting here.
The game is a louder version of God of War III albeit not that impressive!
The gameplay!
The game, God of War: Ascension is a third person action adventure beat ‘em up game with puzzle and platforming elements and combo based combat system.
The game has all its super cool fighting mechanics tweaked or reinstated like they are from the previous games but there are some huge difference as well, this time around you have the ability to use Kratos’ punching and kicking ability at your command, yes, you can fight bare handed!
Then there is a new World Weapon System introduced in here and by the name alone we think it is some kind of ancient wrestling arena rule system or something on rogue mode!
In WW System you can pick up any weapon lying around on the pathways and use it for a limited amount of time, weapons like Clubs, Javelins, Swords, Slings and Shields, sweeeeeeet!) But one at a time!
Then there are the four elemental magic powers like fire of Ares, Ice of Poseidon, Lightening of Zeus and Souls of Hades, these powers also add up into the Rage of the Gods!
Then in addition to the awesome QTEs moments there is also a free form attack system that lets you decide whether to dodge or strike in special tougher enemy situation to gain upper hand.
Then there is a tether system that lets you grab some poor bastard in one hand of Kratos and use his other one to pummel the living daylights out of him, and you can also weaken large enemies or giants to mount them and attack other enemies using them.
And last but not the least for the first time ever in God of War series they have introduced a multiplayer option where another warrior rises from the same broken blood bonds and joins one of the four factions of the gods (Zeus, Poseidon, Ares and Hades) and tries to take control of a map from other factions.
Each faction has a different attack style based on their deities!
The company!
Developed by SCE Santa Monica Studio and published by Sony Computer Entertainment System for PS3 and it was released in March 2013.
The appeal!
The battle of a pre God of War I Kratos and his bounds that needs to be shaken and destroyed.
Join in his war against some of the biggest, mad crazy level of big enemies and some really powerful battle moments in God of War: Ascension.

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