Game Review - God of War on PlayStation 2

Written by byrocket on March 27, 2020 @ 7:25 am

I have recently completed this game and now I know why everyone recommended it.

Let's start with the gameplay. It is obviously based in hack n' slash mechanics and has a lot of fast paced action, but this game has something that I love, i'm talking about the different ways to kill your enemies and the different abilities that you can use. This offers you the possibility of play with your own style.

This game also innovated in terms of upgrading your weapons and abilities with its leveling system. You can collect orbs to increase their level. All of this without mentioning the finishings, boss fights and little puzzles.

This game has a little bit of adventure in some moments , for example in moments that you find a secret orb chest , minotaur horns and gorgon's eyes. And there are also some easy puzzles in some parts of the game.

Something that I feel is that this game is more difficult than other God of war games.(Playing on normal)

Ok, about the story... Now playing this game I understand Kratos's Past and why he has become the ghost of sparta. There are a lot of epic scenes with some nice narrative , and I think that opens a lot of doors in terms of beginning a new plot. Ancient greece combined with the dark story of Kratos gives the oportunity to use the rest of the gods on the mythology in next games.
But I think that I need more characters on this game... despite this , the way of Kratos to the revenge and redemption is something gorgeous.

Graphics and visuals for a ps2 are stunning, with a stable 50fps frame rate with 480p resolution and beautiful level design... this game deserves a good mark in this feature. Reflection system in water,clean floors... Good models ... Decent ilumination and great effects in combats.

The Soundtracks of this game are so great, Every piece of soundtrack fits perfect in every single scene in the game.



Summary: I recommend this game for everyone who loves hack n' slash games and for every gamer. It's a masterpiece , with some mistakes , but it is.

Gameplay Rating: 9
Story Rating: 7
Graphics & Visuals Rating: 8
Sound Rating: 9
Overall Rating: 9

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Game Information

Platform
PlayStation 2
Developer(s)
SCE Santa Monica Studio
Publisher(s)
Sony Computer Entertainment
Genre(s)
Action, Adventure, Hack n' Slash
NA Release Date
March 22, 2005
JP Release Date
November 17, 2005
EUR Release Date
July 8, 2005
AUS Release Date
January 1, 2005
ESRB Rating
M
PEGI Rating
18+
CERO Rating
D
ACB Rating
MA
MVGL User Score
8.2
Composer
Gerard Marino, Mike Reagan, Ron Fish, Winifred Phillips, Winnie Waldron, Cris Velasco, Marcello De Francisci
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