God of War III, Collection rated by BBFC

Tuesday, 2nd February 2010 12:39 GMT By Johnny Cullen


The BBFC’s rated both God of War III and the God of War Collection at 18 in the UK.

GoW III’s rating was revealed on January 29. It passed with no cuts made.

The Collection’s rating was published on January 22. It also made it with nothing cut.

By the way, before you wonder, the rating for the GoW Collection is for GoW III’s Ultimate Trilogy Edition, not the separate release Sony has plans for in the UK.

SCEE told us as such.

“It would be for the Ultimate Edition,” a rep told VG247.

God of War III is expected to release on March 19 in the UK, although it’s not a confirmed date at this time.

Kratos’s epic final adventure in the trilogy got a US release date on Friday of March 16.

It’ll release in Japan on March 25.

The game’s to get a new trailer on February 11.



  1. Eregol

    Unsure why it’s an 18 really.
    I’ve seen worse gore in 15 rated games.
    It’s funny, as Dante’s Inferno and GoW3 will easily get 18 ratings, then people will play GoW collection and wonder what the hell the 18 is all about.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. mington

    he rips a guys head off with his bare hands

    lord knows what shenanigans he’d get up to later in the game

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Eregol

    Methinks you misread my post.
    He rips a guy’s head off with his bare hands in GoW3.
    Nothing quite so graphic in GoW or GoW2.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. mington

    oh, yep, sorry

    replayed through god of war 2 on my ps2 recently and its pretty brutal but you’re right there’s nothing that really warrants an 18 rating

    it was an 18 back in the day, all of those three years ago

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Eregol

    The GoW Collection is frankly brilliant.
    It’s amazing how good GoW2 looks today, obviously the HD up helps considerably.
    Without knowing the price, I can’t imagine it being more expensive than it currently is to import.
    So, English speakers might want to grab the US copy anyway. Saves waiting, and the trophies are nice and easy to get.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. SplatteredHouse

    Slamming heads in to inanimate objects amidst the victim’s screams for mercy, not falling under the 18 rating, for a game, now?

    #6 5 years ago
  7. mington

    i liked the bit where you opened the door with the guys face on toppa the big horsy

    #7 5 years ago
  8. NiceFellow

    The games still revel in physically thumping the crap out of screaming victims stuff for fun, plus T&A of course.

    Not really a surprise, plus it’s rare to see a change of classification particularly with games.

    Not that it matters in the end, those who want to play it will no doubt get access whatever their age – well, hopefully there will be some sink estate parents who draw the line at the higher end of single digits.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Eregol

    I understand there is violence in the GoW Collection, but it hardly warrants an 18 rating.
    There are 15 rated games out there that are more violent.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. mington

    theres a bit where you pick up a wounded solider and put him through a crushing machine, i thought that was pretty harsh….harsh but fair

    #10 5 years ago
  11. The Hindle


    Forgot about that part, black humour at its best especally as he thinks youre going to save him at first.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. mington

    i know :)

    i think its about the cruelest thing i’ve done in game, it on par with harvesting little sisters

    #12 5 years ago
  13. deftangel

    Eregol. All of the God of War games were originally rated 18 so by extension, the Collection has to be too.

    I think in the second (but could be the first) there is a cutscene with a rather brutal decapitation to say the least not to mention the bit where someone has their liver ripped out :) Heavenly Sword et al is quite tame by comparison :)

    #13 5 years ago
  14. AHA-Lambda

    I think the open portrayal of boobies probably had something to do with the 18 ratings tbh

    #14 5 years ago

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