Parents' Guide to

God of War III

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Fantasy brawler features extreme, visceral violence and sex.

Game PlayStation 3 2010
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 27 parent reviews

age 14+

God of war three is a masterpiece

This game is about the rage Kratos feels and the bad ass he is . This game perfectly captures his rage and emotions. Also while making him look EXTREMELY AWESOME while killing gods on Olympus . Overall 5 stars perfect dnd to a perfect series
age 18+

Kids stay away

I liked the game it's the most manly thing I have ever played this game had my entire body filled with testosterone the next day I did really well at boxing training I imagined I was Kratos the protagonist smashing people's skull in with the gauntlets I got from killing hercules. Now if you don't want your kids to behave like this I recomend not getting the game for them. Even for older teens. This is not just some action game it takes a human being and only leaves bad quality of the human it strips the Human Kratos of his humanity. Let me make a small list of what Kratos does during the game: 1 A giant punches a sea creature which the sea god Poseidon was hiding in with Kratos on her knuckles, Kratos get's launched foreward and goes thro the creature like a hot knife through butter. He grabs Poseidon while he penetrates and exits the creature throwing him against a rock. He then proceeds to smash the God's head with his fist, legs, own head and smash his head against stone before finally putting his two thumbs in his eyes and breaking his neck. To make it worse you see this all from the point of View of Poseidon while you're pressing the buttons to kill him. 2: You kill the god of the underlworld hades by cracking his skull like an egg and using his own soul reaping weapons to take his soul so you can swin thro a river 3: You kill the sun God helios and rip his head of his body with your bear hands to use him as a torch 4: You slash off Hermes the messenger God's legs while he's begging you to spare him so you can run fast for 2 seconds 5: You kill Hercules your own half brother by smashing his head in with his own gauntlets 6:You kill the smithgod Hephestus because he was trying to protect his daughter Pandora from you 7 You sacrifice pabdora a teen girl so you get the power to kill your own father the king of God's Zeus which you do by beaiting him to death with your bear fists.

This title has:

Easy to play/use
Too much violence
Too much sex

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (27 ):
Kids say (44 ):

Yes, absolutely -- but only for those 17 years of age or older, as the over-the-top gratuitous violence, sexual themes and strong language means this game is most definitely not for kids. However, for those who crave visceral action, God of War III delivers the goods, and the controls are just as tight and responsive as the previous God of War games for the PS2 and PSP.

Kratos also has access to new weapons, such as a bow and fiery arrows. Plus, he can pick up enemies and decide whether to throw them or put them on his shoulder like a linebacker and run into walls to bash their heads, use them as meaty shields, or drop them into crowds and set off a bomb to blow all the baddies into the air. PS3 gamers anxiously awaiting this mature sequel won't be disappointed with the experience.

Game Details

  • Platform: PlayStation 3
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
  • Release date: March 16, 2010
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: M for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Nudity, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content
  • Last updated: August 31, 2016

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