God of War PS2 is a high energy fighting game that has you - Kratos - taking on tons of bad guys in a mythological world. The bloodshed is staggering. Great hard core action.
It's an epic Greek saga - the Gods are playing with you, you take on the gods. Along the way there are millions of minions to take care of. You are a beefy gladiator style warrior, whipping chains around your head. You don't just take on one bad guy at a time. You are slaying down legions of them, racking up the kill count, decapitating, eye-gounging, you name it. This game definitely earns its M for Mature rating.
The sound gets kudos here. Lots of heavy full orchestra style of music that many gamers play on their MP3 players even when they're not enjoying the game. You really get drawn into the battles.
The visuals were great for the PS2, but I do have to admit in current times that they seem very dark and blocky. The blockiness is fine, I am still happy playing Adventure with its duck-dragons. The darkness is another issue, though. I get frustrated when I can't see the enemies on the screen to slay.
They do a great job with smooth loading screens and integrated boss battles. You could easily keep playing and playing this for days on end, as long as someone was ferrying you in food and water.
If you're looking for a quiet puzzle game, this probably isn't for you. But if you're a mature gamer, OK with seeing violence, looking for some hard core hack and slash with a real feeling of being in the action, then I definitely recommend this game. Even better, once you finish up with this one, you can know that God of War 2 is waiting right around the corner for you.
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