God of War (2005 video game)
God of War is an action-adventure game developed by Santa Monica Studio and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. First released on March 22, 2005, for the PlayStation 2 console, it is the first installment in the series of the same name and the third chronologically. The player controls the character Kratos in combo-based combat, platforming, and puzzle game elements. It has been highly praised for its graphics, sound, story, and gameplay.
About God of War (2005 video game) in brief
God of War is an action-adventure game developed by Santa Monica Studio and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. First released on March 22, 2005, for the PlayStation 2 console, it is the first installment in the series of the same name and the third chronologically. It has been highly praised for its graphics, sound, story, and gameplay and has been hailed as one of the best video games ever made. God of War sold more than 4.6 million copies worldwide, making it the fourteenth best-selling PlayStation 2 game of all time. A novelization of the game was published in May 2010 and a film adaptation has been in development since 2005. The game and its first sequel, God of war II, were remastered and released in November 2009 as part of the God ofWar Collection, and in 2012, the remastered version was re-released aspart of the God of War Saga, both for the PlayStation 3 console. The player controls the character Kratos in combo-based combat, platforming, and puzzle game elements, and battles Greek mythological foes that include undead soldiers, harpies, minotaurs, Medusa and the Gorgons, cyclopes, wraiths, Sirens, satyrs, centaurs, cerberuses, and boss opponents—the Hydra and a giant minotaur known as Pandora’s Guardian. Throughout the game world, the player finds green, red, and blue chests that contain orbs of the corresponding color. Red orbs provide experience for upgrading weapons and magic and replenish the Rage meter, which, if full, allows for the usage of the Rage of the Gods ability.
In gameplay, the blades can be swung in various maneuvers, and the player can use up to four magical attacks and a power-enhancing ability as alternative combat options. It features quick time events that require the player to complete various game controller actions in a timed sequence to defeat stronger enemies and bosses. Some puzzles are simple, such as moving a box so that the playercan use it as a jumping-off point to access a pathway unreachable with normal jumping, but others are more complex, such with finding several items across different areas of thegame to unlock one door. In the game, the character can also find Gorgon Eyes and Phoenix Feathers that increase the length of the Health and Magic Meters, respectively, The player can also collect red orbs by killing foes and destroying certain inanimate objects. Other abilities include Medusa’s Gaze of Gaze, Poseidon’s Trident, and Army of Hades’ Rage of Hades, which allows the player to navigate through this environment with limited control and limited attack and damage options. In combat, a quick time event is initiated when the player has weakened a strong foe and performs a sequence of actions on the game controller shortly after an image of its circle appears on the screen. This prompt appears on an image on an prompt-screen for limited time.