God of War III

Alternative title(s)
Antiquity gameCAG
ReleaseMar 16, 2010
PublisherSony Computer Entertainment
DeveloperSCE Santa Monica Studio
Platform(s)PS3
ModeSingle-player
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
DLC

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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Christesen, P.; Machado, D. (2010). ‘Video Games and Classical Antiquity’ in Classical World 104 (1), 107-10.

Clare, R. (2018). ‘Ancient Greece and Rome in Videogames: Representation, Player Processes, and Transmedial Connections’. Doctoral Thesis.

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Garfield, A.; Manders, A. (2019). ‘Video Games, Homer to Hesiod: What Ancient Greek Content Do Video Game Players See?’ in Proceedings of the 2019 11th International Conference on Education Technology and Computers, 190-195.

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Additional keywords

gods, heroes, myth

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