God of War III Remastered PS4 PlayStation 4 Reviews

Chaos will finally arrive on the PlayStation 4 this week, as God of War III Remastered swings onto Sony's new-gen machine. A stopgap prior to the inevitable God of War IV, this remaster of Sony Santa Monica's cult classic will run in 1080p at 60 frames-per-second, so you'll be able to observe every snapped sinew in glorious high-definition. We haven't actually got our copy yet – always a good sign – but parts of the American media have posted their reviews. The consensus so far appears to be that this is still a stunning game – but the port is barer than Kratos' ripped torso.

Game Informer - 9/10

If you were planning on playing (or replaying) God of War III regardless, you can't go wrong with this version. It's the same game that earned so much acclaim five years ago. With that being said, God of War III Remastered does nothing to entice old players to return; apart from photo mode, you won't find any new options or tweaks to inject novelty into the adventure. You even need to beat the game before you can use the handful of included DLC costumes. God of War III is still a fantastic experience, and a significant beat in gaming history, but this remaster doesn't build on its legacy.

IGN - 8.8/10

God of War 3 was an impressive feat for its day, and it still impresses today in God of War 3 Remastered. Its beautiful graphics are prettier than ever, and a higher frame rate adds more fluidity to the action. The story will be confusing to newcomers, as it picks up right in the middle of the saga, but the exciting combat and epic set pieces hold up exceptionally well.

GameSpot - 8/10

Then again, this is not a series known for its sophisticated storytelling. Kratos is the vessel for an instinctive kind of gameplay that is rarely this successful. Your rewards for following God of War III's linear trail are genre-defining combat, excellent pacing, and the innate joy of watching enemies spew forth clusters of glowing red orbs when they fall. It's the ever-compelling quest for shinies, accomplished by slamming your cestus into the ground, then gutting a centaur and watching its viscera spill onto the floor. Your reward is more power, which you use to earn more shinies and to see more entrails. That the game finds so many ways to stay consistently fresh within this traditional structure is a feat worthy of the gods.

Shack News - 7/10

While God of War 3: Remastered may scratch the nostalgia itch we all have for Kratos-related mayhem, it doesn't offer anything more than a good-looking trip down memory lane. If you have yet to play the original God of War 3, this would be a great opportunity to do so, but those who don't want to have their memories tarnished due to a lack of bonus material may want to steer clear of God of War 3: Remastered.


Do you intend to succumb to the desires of the gods and give this a look – or have you had your fill of deity destroying for the time being? Swing the Blades of Chaos in the comments section below.