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God of War: Ascension

God of War IV

The fourth chapter of the adventures of Kratos, the Spartan warrior-gone-god. The title is a prequel to the God of War trilogy. The protagonist of the game was deceived by Ares into murdering his family. He decides to be no longer obedient to the god of war, for what he is sent to the titan prison. Despite the madness and tortures, he doesn’t abandon his hopes for revenge. Once he manages to escape, he can start his bloody revenge on the gods of the Olympus. The developers from Sony Santa Monica remained faithful to the gameplay mechanics based mostly on spectacular battles with powerful (and frequently gigantic) enemies. The mechanics of the game were improved with a series of new features. Among them there is a multiplayer mode which allows up to eight players to play together through Internet.

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Sony PlayStation 3
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God of War: Ascension

God of War: Ascension | PS3

God of War: Ascension release date for PS3:

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12 March 2013 | Worldwide

13 March 2013 | Europe PAL

12 March 2013 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: local network / Internet, players: 1-8 , size: 1 BD
Game score 8.53 / 10 calculated out of 654 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 9.3 / 10 calculated out of 568 players' votes.  

The fourth part of the saga of Kratos, a combative Spartan who challenged the Olympic gods. This time, the story goes back in time to when Kratos was still a man and a warrior fighting in the name of Ares.

In God of War: Ascension players once again take on the mighty Spartan, who uses chain blades in combat. The game is a prequel to the series, and the story unfolds in the times before the duel with Ares, as a result of which Kratos took place of the god of war on Mount Olympus. The authors decided to emphasize more clearly all the dilemmas and emotions accompanying the hero.

We get to know the hero just after the treacherous Ares coerces him into murdering his own family which lead to putting Kratos in custody in a huge Titan prison, designed for the condemned. Sentenced to life imprisonment and accompanied only by Furies, Kratos falls into madness. This, however, is not enough to completely break mentally as mighty a warrior as the one Kratos has become. Not as long as the Spartan has hope for taking revenge. Both on Ares and the other gods of Olympus.

The developers from Sony Santa Monica studio have not changed the core gameplay, known from previous games, although they put combat mechanics through some changes in order to refresh the series. There are also numerous mini-games involving manipulating elements of the environment. Something what is completely new for the series, is introduction of a non-linear storyline.

New to the series is also a multiplayer mode, in which up to eight players may take part, both locally and via the internet. The developers have prepared several game modes, including team-based, in which players represent one of the Greek gods - Ares, Zeus, Poseidon, or Hades.

God of War: Ascension Game Guide & Walkthrough

game guide 04 November 2013

God of War: Ascension guide contains a single player walkthrough with advices concerning fighting enemies, especially bosses and first encounters with particular enemies.