GOD OF WAR: ASCENSION
SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA (PS3)
Gaming’s angriest Greek god works out his issues in this prequel that throws wannabe deities into Thunder dome-style multiplayer combat a first for the series. Ascension reveals the early days of bald badass Kratos, chronicling his descent into madness after being tricked into killing his family by war god Ares. Kratos takes on wave after wave of mythological mon strosities, using his wrist-chain weapons to swing foes like wreck ing balls while scouring the battlefield for new weaponry. The revamped combat system is more brutal and fast-paced than ever, but the most welcome addition is the multiplayer combat. Up to eight players can smite one another, or form teams in trap-filled arenas to become champions of the gods.