The year was 2005 and a new game was about to make its impact on the world. What is this game you might ask? Well my fellow gamers I am speaking about God of War. We had one of the greatest protagonists, Kratos who would go around brutally killing his enemies. That ashy white skin, the imprinted red mark, and his death piercing eyes made him that much lovable. His death made it feel as if he was done. Now we are two days away from the newest game of GoW so only one way we can honor his comeback. I will be sharing my top 5 favorite battles.
Honorable mention: Mini game in Aphrodite’s Chamber.
This is more of a funny moment due to the whole time you see the expressions on her maidens faces as you battle her. Their commentary of Kratos getting down is great and hey he didn’t destroy any vases.
Ares- God of War (2005)
After playing this strategic game you encounter our final boss, Ares. The motive of this game was to find Ares and make him pay for what he had done to Kratos. During this time you retrieve Pandora’s box making yourself the same size as him to make the battle fair. As the battle goes on Ares begins to torment Kratos with the memories of him killing his beloved family. Ouch talk about pouring lemon juice over those wounds. Eventually this gives Kratos the fuel to use a gigantic sword and kill Ares once and for all taking the title (dun dun dunnnn!!) GOD OF WAR!
Thanatos- God of War/Ghost of Sparta (2010)
This game being created for PSP, you find out your estranged brother Deimos was held captive for years while being tortured due to Ares taking him from the mortal world. Of course you find him and then you fight him. After the two reconcile they team up and fight against Thanatos, death himself. You play as Kratos as you normally would but get to play as Deimos as well through a simple button. When human form of Death is defeated he becomes a creature and the fight begins again until you bring him back to human form until you end him in lots of blood. Unfortunately for Kratos, Deimos is also slain after being freed from all those years. Glad to see Kratos got some closure.
Zeus- God of War III (2010)
This is the game you just can't wait to get your hands on our most hated person in my opinion, Zeus. In the epic battle you kill you maker. Pandora makes her appearance and what would be a fight without other Zeus clones to kill. The best part of it, is when Gaia comes forward and fights against you. Leading to a fight with Zeus inside where Gaia’s heart stays. Her heart helps heal only until you pin Zeus to her heart resulting in death for the two. The details of it all is what just gives it the awe factor.
Hydra- God of War (2005)
This mythical beast at the beginning of this game requires strategy while making way through a boat. The detailing of the hydra as it strikes you randomly is beautiful, the rough skin and the blue diamond eyes of evil coming straight for you sure does challenge your reflexes and I say this from experience. The Hydra gives you a wicked taste on what to expect from this game and that great feeling you get once you win is something that remains with you for years and years.
Cronos- God of War III (2010)
One of the best boss battles that does not disappoint, would be your confrontation with Cronos. This battle consists of wave phases you must clear in order to move forward. Once you get cleared you cut through him ripping parts off of his body, beginning at his hands and working your way around. In the end he swallows you and you get to tear him apart from the inside. How great is that!
Hercules- God of War III (2010)
The power you feel when you beat the mighty Hercules down to nothing is a empowering one. The untouchable becomes a target in this sibling rivalry between Kratos and him. What makes this all bittersweet is the fact that it is in his arena. You dethroned him with the combos and brutal blows as always.
Kratos knows how to give just the right amount of gore and blood to win anybody over. This Friday as the game releases we will see Kratos in a different setting that we are use to, but it will be just as great if not more.