God of War: Ascension for PlayStation 3
PS3

God of War: Ascension

Mar 12, 2013
8.37
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Good
194th of 1270

Trailer, Gameplay, & Screenshots

About this game

Developer: SCE Santa Monica Studio
Content Rating: Mature

Summary

Vengeance is born in the fires of betrayal in this prequel to the best-selling God of War franchise. Six months have passed since Kratos stood over the bodies of his wife and child, his hands stained with their blood - tricked by Ares into murdering the only people he ever loved. Swearing to avenge them, Kratos broke the blood oath that bound him to Ares, but oaths to Olympus are not so easily broken. Sentenced to an eternity chained within a prison for the living damned, Kratos battles insanity at the hands of the Furies. He will be tested as he seeks freedom, redemption for his sins, and the clarity to avenge his family.

Gamer Reviews

9710 Reviews
8.77
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Sep 8, 2021

jinj

Aug 6, 2021

So to kick off the God of War franchise, we have God of War Ascension. This game being not only the chronological first game it is also my first ever God of War game so I played this whole game for the first time. And it was alright. For the time it came out, you can tell that they were experimenting alot, where in the first to middle part of the game it barely even matters. like the elements... whats the actual point but near the end they kinda bring the items/abilities to good use. But so many bugs and glitches especially ones that just give you a game over for no reason. And many audio problems too. I did play this on original ps3 hardware not emulated on 1080p. fps be wonky too

Jun 5, 2021

Piola, ni tan mala como lo pintan.

Critic Reviews

43 Reviews
7.96
Matt WalkerMar 07, 2013
God of War: Ascension may not answer the longstanding questions we all have about the aftermath of God of War III, but I think this is one of the best things to happen to the series. Instead of watching Kratos become less and less mortal, we are reconnected to him as a human betrayed by the Gods. Though I was ready to give up on the Ghost of Sparta, Ascension has brought new life to the franchise. Now I can’t wait to see what happens next.
Giancarlo ValdesMar 07, 2013
Ascension isn’t a reinvention of God of War; it’s a refinement. It plays on its strengths – exciting combat, great visuals, and huge levels — even when those strengths might overshadow some of the new things it tries to accomplish (like adding emotional depth to its lead hero). If you’re not yet sick of Kratos and his long-running war against the deities of Olympus, Ascension does a fine job of giving you yet another reason – possibly for the last time on the PS3 – to wield the Blades of Chaos.
Anthony SeverinoMar 07, 2013
In the end, single-player is still very much worth the price of admission even without multiplayer, if only for the combat and puzzles. Unfortunately, it is missing those incredible, memorable moments such as Kratos tearing Helios’ head clean off his shoulders, or yanking Hades soul from his still breathing body. God of War III left so little left unexplored, so few Mythological figures left unchallenged, so instead Sony Santa Monica broke new ground with a multiplayer offering that lives up to the franchise’s staple combat and brutality, while perfectly complimenting it.

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