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God of War II

AT A GLANCE
  • Sublimely visceral action
  • Breathtakingly gigantic stages
  • Lots of familiar faces to stab
  • Needless secondary weapons
  • Cliffhanger ending
  • Kratos is an asshole

Although it's the second entry in a trilogy, God of War II still feels like a complete story (even though it ends on a cliffhanger, which seems to be standard practice these days), and it's obvious that great care went into every last detail of the game. The end result is an addictive, relentlessly fun thrill ride that'll make you feel like the toughest, most brutal thing in the ancient world. If you're even a casual action fan and you don't mind the buckets of spraying blood (and the occasional bare breast or offscreen-sex minigame), then this is what you should be playing right this second.

More Info

Release date: Mar 13 2007 - PS2 (US)
Available Platforms: PS2
Genre: Action
Published by: SCEA
Developed by: Sony
ESRB Rating:
Mature: Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Nudity, Sexual Themes, Strong Language
Mikel Reparaz
GamesRadar

After graduating from college in 2000 with a BA in journalism, I worked for five years as a copy editor, page designer and videogame-review columnist at a couple of mid-sized newspapers you've never heard of. My column eventually got me a freelancing gig with GMR magazine, which folded a few months later. I was hired on full-time by GamesRadar in late 2005, and have since been paid actual money to write silly articles about lovable blobs.

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  • charley235 - February 18, 2009 12:30 a.m.

    just beat first level today, never played gow but so far i like it