Have you ever heard of the God of War? If you haven't the chances are good that you aren't a gamer. If you are the proud owner of a PlayStation, however, then the name may well ring a bell.
It may be familiar anyway because it refers to one of the Greek Gods, and indeed this is one of the characters the games are focused on. The main character however is a character called Kratos, and the aim of Kratos in the first game is to kill the God of War, otherwise known as Ares.
As with some other action games on the PlayStation platform, there is a real plot here that unfolds as the game progresses. This is an action adventure, fighting and role playing game that aficionados of this type of game love. It was initially released back in 2005, on varying dates depending on the location. The initial release of the first God of War game was on 22nd March in North America.
Fans of the first game had to wait nearly two years to play the sequel. The appropriately named God of War II was finally released in North America on the 13 March 2007, to an avid audience.
Once again Kratos is the main character in the second game, but this time around he has different weapons. In the first game he used the Blades of Chaos, but the second game sees him using the Blades of Athena instead. This second game sees Ares having been displaced as the God of War by Kratos in the first game, and while there is a break between the stories it continues with the basic storyline in this sense.
It is not hard to see why the God of War series has been such a popular one with fans of the PlayStation. Since God of War III is due to be released in March 2010 there is no doubt that excitement surrounding the story will peak again. This is a well thought out story that has been quite faithful to the history of Greek myth and legend, and it uses these Greek stories and Gods to create a game that completely immerses the player in what is going on.
As you would expect from an action adventure game such as this one, there are plenty of weapons and other features which form an integral part of the game. You will meet plenty of well known Greek characters and people as well, making it a stunning game that many people enjoy playing.
The God of War Collection is due to be released soon too, so there is no doubt that interest in one of the best role playing series on the PlayStation will soon be renewed once more.
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