During a live stream charity God of War event, Sony announced that God of War III Remastered will be released for the PlayStation 4 later this summer. The news got a mixed reaction as some fans were happy that they will get to play the game on Sony’s current-gen console while others wondered if the original needed a remastered version in the first place. So is the PS4 version of God of War III worth buying at its MSRP at launch or are you better off waiting for a price drop? Let’s take a look at a few factors that may influence your purchasing decision.
About the PS3 version of God of War III
God of War III is considered to be one of the best exclusive games for the PlayStation 3 when it was released on March 16, 2010. The action-adventure game is the final game in the trilogy as it takes place directly after the cliffhanger ending of God of War II.
The core gameplay of God of War III hasn’t really changed that much when compared to the first two games of the series. While it may not have as many flashy attacks as a Bayonetta and Devil May Cry, the videogame is still incredibly polished and extremely violent. Not to mentioned that there are still plenty of spectacular moments that haven’t really been matched in the gaming medium since it came out.
Even five years after its initial launch, God of War III is still a great game does a lot of unique things. If you haven’t played it before, the sequel is definitely worth checking out.
Enhanced PS4 Graphics
As with other remastered games, God of War III Remastered will feature some improvements in the visual department when compared to the original PS3 release. The resolution has been bumped from 720p to 1080p. The development team is also trying to target 60 frames per second (the PlayStation 3 version ran at a variable frame rate between 30 and 60 fps). God of War III still looks incredible going by today’s standards. It should look slightly better on the PlayStation 4. Take a look at the screenshots from the remastered game below this paragraph.
Of course, the PS4 version of God of War 3 also comes with all of the previous DLC packs released for the PS3 game. Aside from the extra costume and weapon skins, it should also include the Challenge of Exile, which added seven new challenges.
New Photo Mode
The development team is also adding an exclusive mode to God of War III Remastered as well. With the photo mode, you will be able to pause the game and take digital photos. The videogame has plenty of unforgettable moments, so you should have a lot of photogenic opportunities if you liked taking and sharing pictures.
Last but not least, you should take into account the value of the remastered release. The original God of War III is still relatively easy to find at a cheap price on the PS3. It was also a part of the God of War: Saga Collection (a compilation that comes with God of War, God of War II, God of War: Chains of Olympus and God of War: Ghost of Sparta as well as the third mainline game) on the PlayStation 3, which can also be purchased at an extremely affordable price. You can check out the current prices for the two products on Amazon: God of War III (PS3) and God of War: Saga Collection (PS3).
While God of War III is definitely worth buying if you haven’t played it previously, you may be better off getting it on the PlayStation 3 at a fraction of the price rather than God of War III Remastered on the PlayStation 4. This is especially true with the God of War: Saga Collection on the PS3 if you are looking to jump into the franchise for the first time. If you want slightly better graphics, along with the added content, you can wait for a price drop for the PS4 release. You can check out the current price for the remastered release with this page on Amazon.
God of War III Remastered has a release date set on the 17th of July.