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[edit] Background

God of War saw Kratos, a mortal warrior, set upon an epic quest to dethrone a God. But his journey did not end there. In God of War II, Kratos sits atop his Olympus throne, as the new God of War – far more ruthless than Ares ever was. To end his continued torment, Kratos must journey to the far reaches of the earth and defeat untold horrors and alter that which no mortal, or god has ever changed, his fate. God of War II sets an epic stage for a devastating mythological war to end all wars.

[edit] Gameplay

In God of War II, players retake the role of Kratos. Armed with the deadly blades and blistering rage, players will be aided by new breath-taking magic and new brutal combat moves. The journey will take them through vividly striking environments where they will be faced with a labyrinth of challenging puzzles and mini-games intricately woven into the story. The violent world of Greek mythology will come to life in gory detail as Kratos encounters new mythical characters, and compete in epic boss battles in his quest.

[edit] Features

  • Huge Collection of Combat Moves
Players can utilize their favourite combo attacks from GOD OF WAR along with a whole new set of moves and magic. Magic is based on nature's elements which include utilizing the power if wind, ice and much more.
  • New Characters
From the popular Cyclops and Cerebus to the Flying Gryphon and more, players will encounter some of the greatest Greek mythological beasts, along with more enemies and bosses.
  • Puzzle Solving
God of War II features more puzzle solving, where players must solve intelligent, challenging and progressively more complicated puzzles latent with brutal elements that are intricately woven into the overarching story.
  • Exploration
Players will continue their previous experiences in the dark, violent world of Greek mythology and test their agility through more levels as they traverse treacherous, often brutal terrain that will range from the undiscovered Sisters of Fate to the Dark Swap and more.

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Dark Arcanine blogged
Oct 24, 11 2:20am

While the number three pops up on everyone's dial as sequels crawl out of the walls and seep across our floors, Lukas takes us back a step to the cupboard of slightly dusty shelves, Concluding the thirty-seventh round of Articles of Excellence, he's taken out the win with his review of God of War II, in what perhaps could be described as a case of The Emperor's New Clothes.

 God of War II     Score: 3.0/5
 Genre: Action Adventure

 Like the first game, God Of War 2 is an above average game in a great game's clothing.

quote Lukas
The first God Of War wasn't bad, but honestly, it felt unfinished in some aspects, like bosses, locations, weapons and all that other shit that makes other games good. It had its fun moments, but then it had its frustrating parts and boring segments, not to mention, even though it looked great, you were just in one dungeon for most of the game. Ah well, we got ourselves a sequel, and surely, it'll improve on everything, right? Yes... and no.

Kratos is the new God Of War. Ohh man this is going to be sick! So what adventures are we going on? Trouble brewing in Rhodes? On my way! Oh wait, what's this, Zeus is taking away my powers? Yes folks, Kratos is back to being human, and even worse, Zeus kills him – and no, this isn't some mid game twist I'm spoiling just to be a dick; this is in the first level! However, he's saved by the Titan, Gaia, and now has to seek the Sisters Of Fate so that he can change his fate to not get killed by Zeus.

Throughout the game, Kratos will mostly be trying to get to the Sisters Of Fate, so if you're one for wanting little subplots, don't bother. However, each scene helps move the story along, and... well, that's about it. I mean, you don't exactly play God Of War for its story, and that's a good thing, because once again, Kratos just drags it down. There's always something that keeps him from being the badass that the writers want him to be... like how he now has like no character or no hook, except smashing peoples' faces against hard books. Wow, what a badass!
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Oct 2, 11 6:17pm

The first God Of War wasn't bad, but honestly, it felt unfinished in some aspects,...

Vergil Ties
Nov 29, 10 10:36am

God Of War 2 is.. well, God Of War 1.5. It's practically the same game, just with a...

Jul 23, 10 11:55pm
im buying this on tuesday 8 quid second hand! i cant wait, 1st was AMAZING!!! GodOfWar2DivineRetribution
Jun 14, 10 7:44pm
little shorter and harder game but killing zues just made me happy:) GodOfWar2DivineRetribution
May 14, 10 10:53pm
nothin' GodOfWar2DivineRetribution
Mar 31, 10 1:13am
It was okay, Again cool to see Evil girls lol GodOfWar2DivineRetribution
PangTong_Blademaster blogged
Jan 27, 10 3:36pm

Hello there, this is PTB and I am revamping my NeoBlog at last. Teabag Gaming Daily is a daily project I am working on that covers my opinions on the latest gaming news and highlights. I may also drop in a mini-review occasionally for a change of pace. I hope you can swing on by and leave me a comment (or even favourite my blog!), enjoy reading.

It's true; when the PlayStation 3 launched there was one thing that was holding it back from sudden success, namely it's array of launch titles. Of course there were exceptions such as Ratchet & Clank: Tools of Destruction and Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, but there was not one game that grabbed the eye of the public.

Recently, in an interview with Game Informer, Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida commented on how there was a debate as to launch God of War II as a Playstation 2 or 3 title. Here are a few of my thoughts about God of War II being a launch title fro the PS3.

+ Firstly, it would have cemented the passion of God of War fans who may have been sitting on the fence about getting a PlayStation 3.

+ Sony wouldn't have received so much flak for its starting line-up. Mature gamers would be more enticed to by the console if Kratos turned up for the launch party.

- God of War III is a huge technical leap from the second instalment; releasing God of War II for the PlayStation 3 would have narrowed the gap slightly.

- The time taken to develop the game would have been a lot longer, probably resulting in delays. If not, the game may have been botched together to coincide with the release of the PlayStation 3.

All in all, it would have been a bad idea. God of War II was the platform for the final game, and releasing it for the PlayStation 3 would have cut anticipation by a healthy margin. When launched on the PlayStation 2, GOW II shone brilliantly and is still regarded as one of the best PS2 games to date.

Neoseeker's review for God of War Collection can be seen here.

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Dec 17, 09 6:46pm
A successful attempt to improve on an already great game. GodOfWar2DivineRetribution
Dec 15, 09 9:49pm
added 10 new screenshots
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  • North America: Mar 13, 2007
  • Europe: Apr 27, 2007
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