God of War III

Alternative title(s)
Antiquity gameCAG
ReleaseMar 16, 2010
PublisherSony Computer Entertainment
DeveloperSCE Santa Monica Studio
GenreAction-adventure; role-playing game; hack and slash; hero-based
SettingMythological storyworld based on Ancient Greece
Notable charactersBAthena, Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Hephaestus, Hermes, Helios, Hera, Aphrodite, Gaia, Epimetheus, Oceanus, Perses, Hercules, Daedalus, Pandora, Minos, Rhadamantus, Aeacus, Peirithous, Calliope

On Aug 28, 2012, remastered versions of God of War, God of War II, God of War: Chains of Olympus, God of War: Ghost of Sparta and God of War III were released together in God of War Saga (PS3).

On Jul 15, 2015 God of War III Remastered was released for the PS4.


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Additional keywords

gods, heroes, myth

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