Midway through God of War III, the buff and surly protagonist Kratos is scaling along the outside face of a building when he happens upon a man. He’s perched precariously next to a window, crying out for help. Saying nothing more than a grunt, Kratos bashes his head against the wall and pitches him off the ledge.
Kratos. Now there's a rage-filled video game character for you. Just look at him, perched there, glaring through the screen. He doesn't even have limbs and I'm still scared he's gonna come beat me up.
If there was ever a video game character that needed to go into therapy, it's God of War star Kratos. Even David Jaffe, one of his creators, has said that the guy should calm down.
And he's wielding the Blades of Chaos, to boot. You wouldn't want to mess with this one.
So, master blacksmith Tony Swatton got The Legend of Zelda Master Sword out of the way and now he's sharpening a replica of an iconic weapon from another console exclusive action game: Kratos' Blades of Chaos. But Swatton only made one. What the hades, Tony?
When we think video game mascots, PlayStation isn't the first console that comes to mind, but Sony has quite a few iconic heroes and villains in its ranks, as proven by both PlayStation All-Stars and this series of Vine vids our fearless leader capturing during his E3 travels. Can you name them all?
Game Informer rounds up Kratos' hit list—of Olympians—over all the games in the God of War series. That figure stands at 23. (Obviously, this carries a huge spoiler alert). Who's left for him to kill? [Game Informer]
Commenter Fuzzymail wonders why the villains we face in video games can't be just as scared and uncertain as the heroes in today's episode of Speak-Up on kotaku.
If there was any doubt that God of War's Kratos was a good fit for the PlayStation 3 version of Mortal Kombat, this trailer crushes them brutally. He's a perfect fit, right down to the button-mashing quick time events.
Tipped earlier in the week, this Mortal Kombat trailer at the 2010 Video Game Awards makes it official: Kratos is a kombatant in the PS3 version of the game.
Just in time for the official U.S. launch of the Playstation Move, and to adorn your PS3 dash, is this wonderful bit of original art whipped up in three hours by house artist Sam Spratt.
This God of War was so intimidating he didn't make it into our Dragon Con cosplay gallery. Rectifying that, in case he comes looking for us.
From the man who brought you the bearded faces of gaming's most beloved characters comes this look at some manly faces covered in macho mustaches... and one bereft of his.
For the serious God of War fan, SideShow Collectibles offers a Kratos that's more detailed, more massive and clearly more seething with Spartan rage. To wit, it's also much more expensive than DC Direct's Kratos action figure.
Come hear the tale of how one video game journalist, driven by the love of the Slurpee, overcame tremendous odds to travel one and a half blocks in two hours.
Reader ryandesu used paper cutouts to dress up a poster he got with God of War III today. "Since this may be Kratos' last game, he's gotta get a real job, but can't go to interviews in his normal attire."
Bombastic, titanic, brutally imaginative and even occasionally subtle, God of War III is the latest, best reason for a gamer to save money and skip action movies. The better thrills are on a disc on my PlayStation 3.
Want to know how to get Ratchet & Clank, Kratos, and Nathan Drake figures for ModNation Racers when it hits stores on May 25? It all depends on which retailer you preorder the game from.
The journey a game, and its characters, take from concept to console is usually an interesting one, but in God of War's case, it seems particularly so. Especially for its leading man, Kratos.
Do you possess the courage to open Pandora's Box and discover the bountiful swag included in the God of War III Ultimate Edition?