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God of War’s Top 5 Epic Moments: Number Three — The Brutal Death of Poseidon

Aaron Kaufman's Avatar + Posted by Aaron Kaufman on Sep 21, 2012 // Community Strategist, Santa Monica Studio

God of War’s Top 5 Epic Moments: Number Three —  The Brutal Death of Poseidon

At current count, Kratos has decimated 23 of Greek mythology’s most important gods and people. And so far, the God of War Facebook community has voted three of those from Kratos’ “Olympian Hit List” (Zeus, Cronos, and Thanatos) on to our “God of War’s Top 5 Epic Moments” list. What’s the trend? The most epic moments in the God of War: Saga are always when Kratos is fueled by revenge, moving mountains, and defying impossible odds to destroy any mythological super power that gets in his way.

We’re on to our #3 greatest epic moment — this boss battle is arguably the grandest of them all. The word “epic” doesn’t always mean large in a physical nature, but the battle at the beginning of God of War III personifies the term handily. When I think of God of War III, I always remember the first 45 minutes of the game before anything else because of this epic boss battle. What about you? I dare you to disagree with me…

If you missed epic moments #4 and #5, hit the links from the list below.

God of War’s Most Epic Moments Ever
  1. The Death of Ares
  2. Kratos vs. Hercules
  3. The Brutal Death of Poseidon
  4. Brothers in Arms
  5. Destroying Zeus and Cronos

//Add Your Own

35 Comments

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+ onslaughtree on September 21st, 2012 at 10:09 am said:

Im still holding out for the Fight with His brother Hercules as #1.


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+ MarinoBrea on September 21st, 2012 at 10:17 am said:

I don’t know about No. 2, so far the list’s been hit and miss for me (No. 3 seems appropriate), but No. 1 can only be this one:

No. 1 The power to kill a God. Opening Pandora’s Box and killing Ares, then sitting on the throne as the God Of War!


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+ Kchow23 on September 21st, 2012 at 10:20 am said:

This actually would’ve been my #1 or #2… Interested to see what they are but at least it sure won’t be fighting against Zeus in God of War 3 that sure was a disappointment.


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+ Heavenly_king on September 21st, 2012 at 10:24 am said:

mmm..I think Poseidon should be number 1. I dont think there is a moment more epic than that in the whole GOW franchise.


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+ Heavenly_king on September 21st, 2012 at 10:27 am said:

Considering this not number 1, then the fight against 100 evil kratos to save his family in GOW1, should be number 1.


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+ Salvy35z on September 21st, 2012 at 10:34 am said:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6wJUOCJrCo


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+ L1ftedResearch_ on September 21st, 2012 at 10:39 am said:

3rd? hmm.. not IMO.. because not only was fighting Poseidon’s water dragons epic but when you expel Poseidon from the chest you get to beat the hell outta him from his POV which btw was very satisfactory and this should of been number 1.


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+ StealthReborn– on September 21st, 2012 at 10:44 am said:

I personally think #2 will be Hurcules and #1 will be against the Hydra.

The Hydra set the mark for what boss battles are going to be like for the rest of the God of War franchise. That boss fight, when playing it the very first time literally made my jaw drop.

I think you can say the same for 99.99% of everyone else who faced the Hydra for the first time and were floored.

Two more weeks and we’ll find out. =)


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+ D-Squad3 on September 21st, 2012 at 10:59 am said:

lol Poseidon is number one.

This list is obviously rigged, they’re gonna put killing Ares as #1 calling it now.


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+ Megadrixfire_24 on September 21st, 2012 at 11:09 am said:

I think number one is hercules fight because of the music and the time it takes to kill him, i lost the count on how many times i replayed this battle over and over because of its epicness.


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+ Coos_met_een_C on September 21st, 2012 at 11:55 am said:

Well, I guess it doesn’t have to be a boss battle, so I guess the Geyron battle was pretty epic and made my blood rush! Man, it’s like a played it yesterday! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzW8iAlqRE0


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+ GhostMachine1 on September 21st, 2012 at 12:02 pm said:

Unfortunately Todd Papy’s Ascension doesn’t seem as good as this. I really hope I’m proven wrong.


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+ nOObSLAYER on September 21st, 2012 at 12:13 pm said:

God of War’s EPIC moment has to be hands down # 1 Aphrodite vs. Kratos ~.^


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+ snakeeyes211 on September 21st, 2012 at 12:32 pm said:

I am the God of war


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+ Vinland_Krauser on September 21st, 2012 at 12:33 pm said:

Calling it now: The fight with the last spartan (GoW 2) and the Minotaur boss (GoW).


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+ Mex_soldier90 on September 21st, 2012 at 1:33 pm said:

The fight against the sister of time while they are over the golden sword in middle of the final fight against ares in god of war 1. this was e-p-i-c


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+ epickiller3215 on September 21st, 2012 at 1:37 pm said:

That was epic ASSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!


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+ cosmis_chaos on September 21st, 2012 at 1:40 pm said:

Number one has to be Kratos grabbing up the statue’s sword to kill Hades with it. I didn’t even expect that. Kratos just walked over loosened the sword and killed Hades with it.


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+ RAW81 on September 21st, 2012 at 3:12 pm said:

No # 2 Kratos vs. hades; and No# 1 Kratos vs. Aries……ATL..hoe


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+ FarmFreshEggBoy on September 21st, 2012 at 4:10 pm said:

What about the Colossus battle form GoW2?


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+ slybwai99 on September 21st, 2012 at 4:19 pm said:

What about that battle when Kratos fought the sisters of fate and also the battle with Theseus both in GOW 2?


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+ Shatgan on September 21st, 2012 at 6:27 pm said:

Now that is epic!


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+ DCamerica on September 21st, 2012 at 11:19 pm said:

i think this should be number 1. I remember the first time playin GOW3 fighting poseidon i was so in to it. cheering cratos on i woke my girlfriend up and my daughter. looking back at the games that is pretty much all i can remember jus amazing fight.


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+ pastel_de_belem on September 22nd, 2012 at 3:11 am said:

The best fight from all. And the hardest!


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+ blakseed on September 22nd, 2012 at 3:33 am said:

I still think this is the best looking game to date.


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+ COBRA_TERMINATOR on September 22nd, 2012 at 7:16 am said:

1: God of War 3
2: God of War: Ghost of Sparta
3: God of War II
4: God of War: Chains of Olympus
5: God of War


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+ MarinoBrea on September 22nd, 2012 at 7:47 am said:

1.God of War II
2.God of War III
3. God of War
4. God of War: Chains of Olympus
5. God of War: Ghost of Sparta


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+ Oselu on September 22nd, 2012 at 10:07 am said:

*Spoiler alert* i think number one or two will be the fight with Zeus in GOW 2 right before he accidentally kills athena. the fight with Zeus in GOW 3 was terribly weak.


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+ Hooligantuan on September 23rd, 2012 at 4:37 pm said:

Kratos is a Greek mythology fanfic Mary Sue and his popularity is a sad commentary on the intellectual void America’s public school systems are creating of the nation’s youth.


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+ RocKeRGRL1212 on September 23rd, 2012 at 11:53 pm said:

Can anyone tell me why God of war 3 isnt being released as part of the God of war saga in the playstation store tomorrow? God of war saga defines as all 5 games how can you call it saga with God of war 3 not included in the store release and why not bring digitally already its over 2 1/2 years old it would be about time especially with God of war ascension releasing around the corner Im very dissapointed and btw the other four games have been in playstation store over a year most of us have them already what kind of sense does this make?


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+ estoc1 on September 24th, 2012 at 1:48 am said:

Who cares? God of War is a crappy franchise and Kratos is a p**sy. Mario and nintendo is better.


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+ RocKeRGRL1212 on September 24th, 2012 at 9:40 am said:

Get off here and go to wii then moron stay on topic


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+ nYcFrEeWiLL82 on September 24th, 2012 at 11:35 am said:

I DONT THINK ALL THIS TOP 5 STUFF IS NESSASARY TO PROMOTE THIS GAME..ALL WE NEED IS TO W JUST SEE THE 8″ GOD OF WAR ACENSION STATUE!!! THATS ALL I NEED TO SEE IN ORDER TO PRE ORDER MY COLLECTORS EDITION… PLEASE AND THANK YOU!


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+ IKAS10 on September 30th, 2012 at 5:26 am said:

There are so many epic moments in the GOW series it really is hard to choose, all these listed could have been number 1 easily.
I am so pumped up for Acension, GOW is the best series in gaming of all time…. for me anyway.


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+ EXQUISITEEMPRESS on October 20th, 2012 at 7:39 pm said:

Wow. Epic. Almost forgot how awesome this battle was. I think this battle is in the appropriate position on this list.


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