By Bobby Holt

Will you become the ultimate warrior of Olympus or die like those who have come before you? God of War III is the third and final game in the trilogy where Kratos, armed with his two blades, will try once again to defeat Zeus.

Kratos, the fallen demi-god from Mt. Olympus, is back for vengeance once again in God of War III for the Playstation 3.  Scorned by his father, Zeus, Kratos is picking up where he left off at the end of GoW II by scaling Mt. Olympus and destroying anything in his path.  If you like crazy combos, blood and total destruction, God of War III is a must have.  In a nutshell, the game is exactly like both previous God of War games, extremely polished and fun to play. 

The graphics are amazing, arguably the best on the PS3, and the movement is fluid and crisp.  From the very beginning when you have your full reign of power (God Mode), which is how the previous GoW games started, you notice just how fluid the animations are.  The weapons feel powerful and the combos can go on for what feels like forever.  There is truly an endless amount of combinations that are possible.  The moves are creative and offer total control to the player; their use can be customized for different play styles.  

Something that has always been lacking from entries in the God of War series is the story.  While the third and final installation in the trilogy doesn’t exactly offer an excellent storytelling experience, it is adequate.  But, when you’re ripping dudes’ heads off, do you really need a story to go along with it?  That’s what I thought.  Various weapons are unlocked after defeating gods and demigods such as Hercules, Hades, Hermes and more.

The game is short (it can be completed in about ten hours) but the action is nonstop. It is hard to justify the $60 dollar price tag for a game that offers little re-playability, but I do recommend at least renting it. There’s not really much to say. The graphics are outstanding, the gameplay is fun and the story offers enough to keep the player interested. With so many PS3’s collecting dust, God of War III is a fantastic reason to clean it off and have some fun.