God of War III Remastered

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God of War III Remastered is ranked in the 81st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 41 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

80%

Critics Recommend

Based on 41 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

GameZone
Unscored
Unscored
Jul 14, 2015

God of War 3 Remastered on PS4 is all the fun you had with God of War 3 on PS3, but with slight improvements. With no backwards compatibility offered on the PS4, it's worth a pickup if you're a fan of the game looking to relive some pretty epic moments. For newcomers, regardless of story, you'll appreciate the graphical fidelity and fast-fluid combat God of War 3 offers.

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TechnoBuffalo
Don't Buy
Don't Buy
Jul 14, 2015

If already bought the game, though, there's nothing new here – just the updated game and assembled DLC. Aside from the visual improvements, this is the same game it was on PlayStation 3, for better or worse.

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Scored Reviews

PCMag
Sep 11, 2015

Stunning graphics, vivid presentation, gripping audio, and an aggressive price point make this remaster a worthy way to celebrate God of War's 10th anniversary.

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PlayStation Universe
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jul 14, 2015

God of War III is a title worth playing as you can see by the review score, but it's just hard to recommend one game for $40 when you can spend $20 and get five including GoW III.

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Game Informer
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jul 14, 2015

The core game is still amazing, though the lack of any notable changes or additions in this release disappoints

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The Digital Fix
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Aug 13, 2015

A must-own title for PlayStation fans.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jul 13, 2015

With no real major upgrades to what was already a great game when originally released, this would be a tough sell at full price. Thankfully, God of War III Remastered is only $40, and that price point is quite a bit easier to swallow. If you've never played a God of War game before, and you either don't have a PS3 or don't want to play the previous games, you won't really know what's going on as it picks up towards the end of the anthology, but the story plays a secondary role to the gory action anyway. This still remains the best entry in the series to date. Pick it up if you want to see Kratos at his greatest.

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Digital Chumps
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Jul 13, 2015

God of War III is still an excellent game five years later. The Remastered version is the best way to play it, but, it's a somewhat underwhelming release because it is so similar to the PS3's Ultimate Edition. This is not a Definitive Edition technically, but more content and thus value would have been great to see included here.

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IGN
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Jul 13, 2015

God of War 3 Remastered's update is mostly visual, but the action reminds us why we love this bloody series.

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GameCrate
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jul 14, 2015

Some may wonder why it's so high-priced, or why certain aspects of the game weren't as polished as the rest of it. But God of War III Remastered shows that Sony Santa Monica is more than ready for PS4 development, and that means we're in for something cool whenever Kratos decides to cover new territory. In the meantime, give his god-pummeling journey a revisit.

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God is a Geek
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jul 16, 2015

A daft, angry, bald journey, led by a screaming topless adonis that lets us kill everything that moves. Fair play, Sony.

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The Jimquisition
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jul 13, 2015

Nevertheless, being half a decade old and still kicking plentiful quantities of arse, God of War III Remastered is definitely one of the recent double-dips that I feel confident to recommending, even to those who have already played it.

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Impulsegamer
4.1 / 5.0
4.1 / 5.0
Jul 18, 2015

God of War III Remastered almost feels like a new game and considering it's been almost 5 years since since I played the original, I still thoroughly enjoyed this experience on the PlayStation 4. Seeing Kratos rendered at 1080p with all the detail is how this god killer should be seen and the gameplay is just as fun. Add in some DLC costumes and God of War III is definitely a worthy purchase which retails for around $55AUD.

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games(TM)
8 / 10
8 / 10
Aug 19, 2015

Not a great package, but a truly great game

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Gamers Heroes
8 / 10
Gamers Heroes
Johnny Hurricane

Top Critic

8 / 10
Jul 15, 2015

The story sits right around 6-8 hours and most people won’t want to replay the game again. Without multiplayer the 40$ price tag is a bit steep for anyone who already has the game. Still if you are new to the Sony family the game is worth going through if you have the extra cash. The brutal boss kills alone keep this game a great.

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Gadgets 360
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jul 20, 2015

Clocking in at around 10 hours, God of War III is worth buying if you've never experienced the series before, but there is not much value added, and old fans have little reason to return to this title.

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Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Jul 14, 2015

God of War III has aged surprisingly gracefully. Although it's over five years old, somebody inexperienced with the series could easily mistake Remastered for an original PS4 game.

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Gaming Nexus
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 14, 2015

A solid title, not because of improvements made during the remastering process, but rather the strength of the original creation. Sure, it looks a little bit nicer, and the photo mode is a nice addition, but this is primarily the same game that it was five years ago.

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Game Revolution
Jul 13, 2015

The simplicity of the plot, the solid combat, and the bizarre perspective shifts during boss gameplay make this feel like it's the "purest" God of War game to me. It's a tribute to how much the game does right to the point that I didn't remember a lot of this stuff when I started playing God of War III again, playing from start to finish in a single session (normally I space these things out).

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We Got This Covered
Jul 21, 2015

Touting fluid, sixty-frames-per-second gameplay and beautifully enhanced visuals, God of War III Remastered exists as the definitive version of one of the world's best action games.

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Worth Playing
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 22, 2015

At the end of the day, God of War III: Remastered is God of War III again. It's still a solid game with breathtaking visuals and fantastic production values. Any strengths or weaknesses of the original game are still present. The only thing that really holds back God of War III: Remastered from being a must-buy is the $40 price tag, which is too much for a single game with minor touch-ups. Fans of the series might be willing to jump on it, but anyone else would be better off waiting. If you decide to pick it up, you'll find a fun and fully featured game with some of the best visuals on the market.

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DualShockers
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 14, 2015

So, is God of War III: Remastered worth its forty bucks price-tag? Unless a good story is absolutely necessary for you to enjoy a game, the answer is inevitably and overwhelmingly "yes" if you don't own the PS3 version.

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GameSpot
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jul 13, 2015

God of War III on the PS4 is the same exciting game that it always was--just a little prettier.

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Gameplanet
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 22, 2015

God of War III Remastered is a must-buy for those that missed out five years ago, but while the game's not full-price, veterans are probably better off waiting for a PS4-native sequel.

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TrustedReviews
Jul 17, 2015

With a 1080p resolution bump and a smoother frame-rate, God of War III retains its place as one of the mightiest brawlers ever made. You can quibble about the lack of new features or the failure to upgrade and include the earlier two games, but when a game delivers this much intense, imaginative and downright magnificent spectacle you're almost helpless to resist.

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Slant Magazine
Jul 16, 2015

It's not the polishing of the old that makes it worthy of the current gen, but how far the game is willing to present a twist on mythology.

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Attack of the Fanboy
Jul 13, 2015

God of War 3 Remastered feels like a game made explicitly for those that did not catch it the first time around.

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Guardian
Aug 24, 2015

Controls feel a little slower, slightly mis-translated, though the combat's core is still solid and visceral. But without any new content, this might be a better title for those who haven't played the original.

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DarkZero
8 / 10
8 / 10
Aug 17, 2015

[I]t seems slightly overpriced for the ability to play the game on PlayStation 4, as it clearly does not feature such an substantial update as some of the other remastered editions. Even so, for people who have never sampled the sweet taste of revenge with Kratos, there is plenty to enjoy with God of War III Remastered, and can be recommended for anyone who wants to see what the God of War series is all about, as the third entry showcases plenty of the franchise's best bits.

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Dealspwn
Jul 27, 2015

While admittedly good-looking, there's not much here for anyone that played the game five years ago. For newcomers, especially those without a PS3, Kratos's bloodthirsty pursuit of vengeance is a titan of the action genre. You may want to wait until the price is right though.

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COGconnected
80 / 100
80 / 100
Jul 29, 2015

I would always give this game high marks, no matter how many times they re-released it.  But while it was, and remains, a great and classic game in its own right, unless you have somehow never played it before, you should give this Remastered version a pass.  Instead, wait for a bonafide new instalment of the series, if and when another one is made in the future.

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NZGamer
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 19, 2015

Overall, and like other recent remasters, it would be hard to recommend this to those who have already played God of War 3. But for those who haven't - this is certainly God of War at its best, and it's a chance to experience one of the best beat-em up platformers the last generation console had to offer.

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ZTGD
8 / 10.0
Ken McKown

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Jul 14, 2015

God of War III Remastered feels like an empty shell of a great game. It is fantastic for those that never had a chance to experience it, but the price tag hurts the most. If it had included Ascension or any of the previous games it would definitely be more enticing, but as just one stand alone title, this is one remaster I feel needs a serious price drop before considering diving in.

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Giant Bomb
Jul 13, 2015

This re-release seems unnecessary at first glance, but the conclusion of Kratos' journey serves up a level of spectacle that remains impressive in 2015.

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Critical Hit
7.9 / 10.0
7.9 / 10.0
Jul 20, 2015

It all feels like a bit of a missed opportunity. Had it been a compilation of all three numbered God of War titles, it'd be easy to recommend without hesitation, but as it stands now it's only really worthwhile for God of War neophytes.

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CGMagazine
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jul 22, 2015

There's no denying that God of War III is one of the great titles in the hack n' slash genre, and it looks better than ever before.

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Push Square
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jul 18, 2015

[W]hile this remains an exceptional example of Sony Santa Monica's slick character action series, you should only really consider ripping open your wallet for this re-release if you've never experienced it before.

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Shacknews
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jul 14, 2015

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.

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Metro GameCentral
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jul 15, 2015

Hardly a game that was in desperate need of a makeover, but the original is still a solid action adventure and Kratos' story is given at least an element of closure.

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GamingTrend
65 / 100
65 / 100
Jul 14, 2015

God of War III Remastered delivers exactly what it says: a prettier version of the same game you played five years ago. Those looking for the same experience will find it, and those looking for something new or a fresh take on the series won't get much out of this remaster.

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GamesRadar+
Jul 22, 2015

That parade of cathartic moments still makes God of War 3 worth playing, especially given the vividness and eye-popping destruction woven into every major battle. It peaks and drags and peaks and drags, sure, but God of War at its high point was never going to be sustainable. Five years on, it's clear that God of War 3 is especially emblematic of a series trying to figure out how to go higher when you've already reached the top of Mount Olympus.

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