God of War III demo is GO

Friday, 30th October 2009 21:25 GMT By Patrick Garratt


True to its word, SCEE is now sending out mails with promo codes to get the God of War III demo, which is now available.

We’re downloading as we type. It’s the E3 code. Says so on the splash screen.

It’s a 2.7Gb file and it looks as though PSN’s having a good old groan at the moment: only 333 minutes to go.

The game’s out next March.



  1. Pysk

    Just started the download! :)

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Lutz

    I played this for 20 or so minutes at the Leeds Eurogamer Expo.

    It’s awesome… anyone downloading the demo is in for a treat.

    Can anyone get a code BTW? And if so, where do I sign up? I wouldn’t mind the demo.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Johnny Cullen

    Piss on my fucking night as it is!

    No code, for fuck sake!

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Patrick Garratt

    It really is going to take about five or six hours to download. It’s crawling.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Dr.Ghettoblaster


    #5 5 years ago
  6. The Hindle

    got it dudes, took 5 min for it to go up 1% grr

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Pysk


    #7 5 years ago
  8. The Hindle

    Hey Pat may spoil what goes on in God of war 1 and 2 if you play the demo think it does anyway

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Patrick Garratt

    11%. 214 minutes to go :(

    #9 5 years ago
  10. McLovin85

    I’m so jealous. I never get any of these PSN codes sent my way, bollocks…

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Patrick Garratt

    Hindle – Ah, no worries. Ta, though. I’m going to play them through anyway. Can’t wait until I get the Collection to play through the demo :D

    #11 5 years ago
  12. The Hindle

    Anyways what is the best GOW game for people out of the 3 including chains of olympus. im waiting for it to download so may as well chat

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Dimacorgan

    Downloading right now!!! Can’t wait!

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Stephany Nunneley

    Don’t feel bad McLovin85. Me neither. Nobody loves us. Let’s go get piss drunk instead and cry into our Scotch.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Patrick Garratt

    I should buy Chains of Olympus, actually. I’ll do that this weekend. Good idea.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. The Hindle

    No probs dude, play chains of olympus as well if want, they should have included it in the gow collection but didnt for some reason

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Patrick Garratt

    16%. No way I’m playing this today.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. theevilaires

    sounds like McLovin gets the best prize :D

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Razor

    Yes…just got my code.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Patrick Garratt


    #20 5 years ago
  21. Pyrix

    I hate to be pedantic, but a Gb is technically 8x smaller than a GB (1 Gb = 1 billion bits opposed to 1 billion bytes of a GB).

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Patrick Garratt

    Heh. We always write gigabyte like that. My fault: just feels “right”.

    29%. 171 minutes to go. I’m off to bed. Night!

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Pysk


    #23 5 years ago
  24. Razor

    So slow :|

    It’d be quicker if they sent it to me by Royal Mail…

    #24 5 years ago
  25. hahaq8

    how to get a code ?

    #25 5 years ago
  26. The Hindle

    Gonna download tomorrow takes to long

    #26 5 years ago
  27. Psychotext

    I’d quite like to play this. Stupid code bollocks. :(

    #27 5 years ago
  28. Johnny Cullen

    Aye haz code. ;)

    #28 5 years ago
  29. Psychotext

    i hza hammer

    #29 5 years ago
  30. Syrok

    I haz nothing. :(

    #30 5 years ago
  31. Uncontested


    #31 5 years ago
  32. El_MUERkO

    where do you get the code? email?

    #32 5 years ago
  33. McLovin85

    Took your advice Steph. Did end up getting pissed but not enough that i couldn’t write this sentence. What would this world be like without a little alcohol to help wash away our troubles…:P

    #33 5 years ago
  34. Johnny Cullen

    Pidgeon mail, Muerko. ;)

    #34 5 years ago
  35. sennasnit

    i got a code. yeah!!
    Does anyone know how they choose the recipients?
    Is it for buying lots of stuff on PS Store or lots of online play, someone knows???!!!! they must!!!

    #35 5 years ago
  36. sennasnit

    If the wife keeps playing Everybody’s Golf World tour online, its gonna take forever to fuckin download

    #36 5 years ago
  37. Stephany Nunneley

    I got into this business two years ago, and was promised perks and witty banter. Where the hell are my perks?

    *sobs, grabs bottle of Scotch, takes a swig, gives Sony the Da Vinci finger*

    #37 5 years ago
  38. Gekidami

    Just got one now. Its going going at atleast 3MB/sec for me, already at 10% in under a minute. Sounds like some of you guys should change ISP…

    #38 5 years ago
  39. darkmark1987

    ha i got a code and i dont have a ps3 :P though getting one soon in about a month so lucky for me the code doesnt run out til 2011

    #39 5 years ago
  40. Detale

    Just finished playing through it, bloody brilliant. Still going to import the collection as I’ve not played any of the other games yet either.

    #40 5 years ago
  41. Eregol

    Played this at Eurogamer, loved it then. Love it more now.
    Frankly beautiful. Just as much as Uncharted 2, but in a brutal way compared to Uncharted 2′s lush visuals.

    #41 5 years ago
  42. No_PUDding

    Just found the code in my inbox this morning. Lets see what all the fuss is about, eh?

    #42 5 years ago
  43. No_PUDding

    53%… Man it is slow today.

    #43 5 years ago
  44. Gekidami


    #44 5 years ago
  45. No_PUDding

    Shush, I am usually like you, telling people to stop whining about their connections, but other demos haven’t taken this long.

    The Ratchet demo was the same size, and took 10 minutes.

    #45 5 years ago
  46. DaronM

    Im Wainting for code but ….:(

    #46 5 years ago
  47. Rhythm

    Didn’t take too long here – about an hour.

    Just played through it anyway – a lot of fun. Very gruesome but some entertaining scenery elements in there

    #47 5 years ago
  48. The Hindle

    amazing game really is, cant wait for the full game.

    #48 5 years ago
  49. mescalineeyes

    ironic when the download & install takes longer than actually playing the game.

    didn’t get a code fwiw.

    #49 5 years ago
  50. Robo_1

    I wonder by what criteria they hand these codes out? I must have spent hundreds on the PSN, so they’re clearly not using it as an opportunity to reward good customers.

    #50 5 years ago
  51. No_PUDding

    Pretty awesome.

    I have never played a God of War… And well the bosses were awesome, so were my abilities.

    But the framerate was weird (never low, just inconsistent) and I hate the kind of very mechanic way Kratos moves. It’s like only isometric directions.

    I guess that helps with design, but in some bits of traversal (the wings double jump) it can feel kind of limiting and robotic.

    Would have been better if it were a new demo.

    #51 5 years ago
  52. The Hindle

    the graphics are good in the demo imagine what they are gonna be like now lol seriously cant wait

    #52 5 years ago
  53. No_PUDding

    The cave with Helios’ head is amazing. The specular lighting is pretty fuckign amazing.

    It’s an extremely gamey-game. I don’t know what to think about that yet.

    #53 5 years ago
  54. The Hindle

    I know dude bear in mind they have been showing that level since april imagine what it looks like now. Im curious as to why they aint showed new levels for this lately

    #54 5 years ago
  55. No_PUDding

    They showed the Hades boss battle apparently. Not publicly though.

    The way it’s titled E3 2009 demo, i reckon there will be another demo. Anyway, I ahve two Ratchet demos to play now.

    #55 5 years ago
  56. The Hindle

    Since you complained about my grammer pud, I’d like to point out you have spelt have wrong. Its the H first then A.

    #56 5 years ago
  57. Cort

    An extremely gamey-game? Does that mean it’s got pheasant and partridge in it? ;o)

    #57 5 years ago
  58. Gekidami

    They probably havnt showed (and wont show) alot of stuff to not spoil it.
    As of now you can see some screenshots of different stages (including the Hades boss battle Pud’s on about) but no footage.
    As for the framerate Pud. You sure it wasnt just the game going slow-mo? It does that when you do certain moves. :D

    #58 5 years ago
  59. rick_x

    Have to say I felt pretty underwhelmed, there doesn’t appear to be any innovation over the last installment. Even the graphics didn’t seem that hot after the tour de force that was Uncharted 2. Here’s hoping there are a lot of changes since this demo was created…

    #59 5 years ago
  60. No_PUDding

    @Hindle sorry I complained about your grammar, but let me complain abotu you spelling of ‘grammer’ as a rebuttal to your critique of my spelling.

    @Cort, I haven’t got a comeback, but whatever. xD It’s now a synonym.

    @Gek, I agree it’s being kept pretty much under wraps. But no, I am completely sure it wasn’t a smooth 60fps. I want 60 all the way. Sometimes lookign at the titan it was 60 though.

    #60 5 years ago
  61. The Hindle

    Lol, ok dude. Im glad they are keeping it secret though for Gow 3. Always a problem when developers show so much of the game.

    #61 5 years ago
  62. The Hindle


    Where did you hear that they had showed the Hades boss battle? Ive seen the picures of the battle but didnt think they had shown it to the press. I wonder if journalists are under embargo.

    #62 5 years ago
  63. No_PUDding

    It’s not even under embargo, it was in a magazine, and they described the arena as far as I remember.

    But yeah, i always spell have wrong. :D

    #63 5 years ago
  64. The Hindle

    I mainly use mobile text in casual conversations been trying to stop though :)

    #64 5 years ago
  65. Cort

    @Cort, I haven’t got a comeback, but whatever.

    I was only teasing. Jeez…

    #65 5 years ago
  66. snake_eater

    lucky me got the code & downloaded it. what a heck of a game cant wait 4 the retail 1

    #66 5 years ago
  67. Cort

    Did you get a code, tea?

    #67 5 years ago
  68. alijoon

    wat is the code?????

    #68 5 years ago
  69. Soong

    LOL, each code can only be used once little dude. There is no single code that everyone can use. It’s one code per user, and if you didn’t sign up for one, you’re WAY too late now.

    #69 5 years ago
  70. alijoon

    tanx bud

    #70 5 years ago
  71. dvo456

    where do i go to download it

    #71 5 years ago

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