Parents' Guide to

God of War

By Aaron Lazenby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Excellent game is dark, violent, and for adults.

Game PlayStation 2 2005
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God og war review

Its realt good, gory but i dont Think its that bad

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (26 ):

Based on the library of Greek mythology, Sony's action platformer takes a really great idea and stretches it to its limits -- both in terms of high-quality gaming and stomach-turning violence. The result is a beautiful, compelling game that is, sadly, too graphic for even the most mature teens.

The game's creativity serves a dark, amoral hero who lives in a world of explosive gore and relentless brutality. The game shows no restraint when it comes to violence. Additionally, Kratos's total disregard for the innocents that share his world is very hard to accept, even though the game goes to great lengths to explain the reasons for his brutality. Add to that a casual sexual encounter with a pair of women and you have a game that's wholly inappropriate for kids.

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