The most brutal kills in the God of War III demo

The God of War III demo is currently as rare as a hair on our favourite slaphead's skull. Right now, it's only available to select punters lucky enough to have been sent a special code by Sony, people who've bought the ace God of War: Collection or those who've pre-ordered the collector's edition at certain stores. Even though we've already played it at E3, the 11 minute demo messily reminded us of just how ridiculously violent Kratos' latest adventure is. And below, you'll see the evidence from the demo's most brutal kills. Good luck keeping your dinner down.

Helios loses his head

There's nothing our baldy bad boy of Greek mythology loves more than killing himself a god... or ten. The sun god Helios is the first unfortunate deity to meet Kratos' legendary temper during the demo. Besides his head acting as a handy impromptu lantern (that can blind enemies and illuminate hidden items), it also gives us a chance to see every sinewy, bleeding muscle in his neck, all thanks to Sony Santa Monica's fancy Zipper Technology. Now that's really got to hurt.

Centaur slaughter

The half horse/half human abominations act as generals in battles and will command legions of grunts from the Army of Olympus to attack you. They may be adept at military tactics, but that skill is of little use when a pissed-off psycho's tearing their stomach lining out with a four foot blade.

Killing the Chimera

Equal parts snake, goat and lion, the Chimera acts as a formidable mini-boss half way through the demo. Being the multi-tasking murderer that he is, Kratos goes about killing each part separately. Firstly the snake bites it, as Kratos savagely severs its head. The king of the jungle is the next to take that long journey along the River Styx, as the Ghost of Sparta repeatedly stabs it in the chest. He finally finishes the beast off by impaling the goat through the eye with its own razor sharp horn.

Going eye to eye with the Cyclops... then ripping it out

Granted, Kratos has been giving Greece's one-eyed citizens his own unique brand of laser eye surgery for nearly five years now. Still, you've never seen it like this before. After besting the beast in battle, Kratos is awarded with a finishing QTE that sees him rip the giant's eye from its socket in agonisingly slow, and later gushing, fashion.

God of War III's gory brand of Greek awesomness is out in March 2010.

Dec 1, 2009


  • awkwardchicken - December 6, 2009 3:33 p.m.

    Awesome, you have to make a video
  • godofwar3FTW - December 5, 2009 7:15 p.m.

    ASOUMNES I can't wait to get my hands on it in march
  • Supermanoh - December 5, 2009 12:24 a.m.

    @xboxrulez Your sickening purposeful mutilation of the English language has made me decide to go tear my head from its shoulders. And honestly, what is your game of choice if you so hate the PS3? You're just a huge tool. Go to hell.
  • FanofSaiyan - December 4, 2009 11:24 p.m.

    The graphics add to the gore factor extremely well. The pools of blood coming from Kratos' victims are very well rendered. I'm wondering what they're going to add to the mythology take on this game. Battling gods on a monumental scale maybe?
  • kilamic - December 3, 2009 10:25 p.m.

    I got the demo with GOW Collection, it's freakin sweet! The pictures don't really do it justice. I mean when you are ripping Helios' head off and his voice gets higher (probally because you are ripping his vocal coards), I mean come on....thats cool. I'll never get to do it in real life, so why not in a game? Isn't that why we play video games?
  • Visual217 - December 3, 2009 2:20 p.m.

    @xboxrulez Button mashing sillybillyness? Really? If you havent even played GOW, don't even talk, because i was playing my old GOW for psp yesterday, and i had nothing to do with mashing any buttons or otherwise, you actually have to choose which buttons to pick or your ass is gonna get ripped in half nuff said, case closed
  • AlexMercer1337 - December 3, 2009 9 a.m.

    Holy shit! Imagine your head getting ripped out and used as a lantern... poor Helios.
  • minimaxi - December 3, 2009 12:53 a.m.

    uh oh! Australian and German gamers better start praying to the gods of olympus to see this released in their home country! I heard Australians will rally for R18 rating for games in Brisbane, 5th december, so good luck Aussies, you have my support! :)
  • clintond123 - December 2, 2009 11:42 p.m.

    Somehow i managed to get the demo and all i can say is that's its a amazing. Until it slipped this was going to be my number 1 games this year!
  • Visual217 - December 2, 2009 10:59 p.m.

    Plus, GOW is one of the beastliest games of the year and is one of the reasons to get a PS3, and i want one but im ok with my xbox 360, you gotta understand that times are tough in this economy. but then again.....
  • Visual217 - December 2, 2009 10:55 p.m.

    @xboxrulez im a xbox guy myself, but you have to love PS3 for GOW, i have the psp version of GOW, and it is beast, so if you're really gonna come and talk shit about a VIDEOGAME, then go get a girlfriend, get a life, and shut the hell up
  • xenn - December 2, 2009 3:10 p.m.

    Once I get a full-time job, the first thing I'm buying is a PS3.
  • legory - December 2, 2009 5:56 a.m.

    The thing that really made me creeped out, was Kratos ripping off Helios' head. Helios is a pretty major god, plus ripping off his head for a flashlight is pretty frickin brutal.
  • husk94 - December 2, 2009 4:16 a.m.

    it looks good , but how satisfying i it? I'm not sre if this beats uncharted 2 though...
  • mentalityljs - December 2, 2009 4:11 a.m.

    @ xboxrulez If ur such an xbox fanboy, then why the fuck are u even on a PS3 review? Just to talk shit? Figures, since the only confrontation u can get in without gettin ur face smashed in is online, right? Pathetic.
  • mgkyo666 - December 2, 2009 4:04 a.m.

    i mean saving
  • mgkyo666 - December 2, 2009 4:03 a.m.

    i cant wait!!! after i buy my games im saing up for a blade of chaos replica...or two!
  • phoenix_wings - December 2, 2009 3:42 a.m.

    I just saw the video on IGN, in their preview. It looks...just awful. In a good way though. Eyes kind of creep me out, so seeing Kratos rip out the Cyclops' eye is just...ugh. And what will really cause the most controversy? The sex just know it will be there. Enraging well-meaning parents everywhere. "THEY'RE BREAKING VASES WITH THIS FILTH!" xboxrulez--you really, really should just QFT. "The Internets Speak" doesn't refer to the speaker in the third person, spelled incorrectly and even some of the worst of what it has to offer is more comprehensible than your blabbering bullshit.
  • JackSkellingtonsSkin - December 2, 2009 12:29 a.m.

    The brutality of the kills in the demo really left me wanting to see if he can rip off the head of that giant stone guy. What's best about these kills is that everything has some sort of entrails coming out of it (except the chimera).
  • Cyberninja - December 1, 2009 9:59 p.m.

    now i have to pick up a ps3 for christmas and the gow colletion this looks amazing why didn't i have someone get me the first ones

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