As the legendary Persian hero, fight your way in a journey to revenge and reclaim the legendary mace of his ancestors stolen by the Deevs. Purchase before 5/16 and save!
User reviews: Mixed (225 reviews)
Release Date: May 9, 2011
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About This Game

Years after the confinement of Azhi Dahaka by Fereydun, the evil Deevs (Monsters) who were the commanders in the army of darkness led by Azhi Dahaka rose again in different parts of the ancient lands of Khunirath and rebelled against the humans who were celebrating the victory of the army of light.

This game is based on ancient Persian mythology bringing to life the epic battles of the mythological hero, Garshasp, in the ancient lands against the evil monsters. You play as Garshasp himself, the strongest man in Persian Mythology, in a journey to revenge and reclaim the legendary mace of his ancestors which is stolen by the Deevs. A journey which proves to unlock more significant hidden mysteries. The main mechanics of the game revolve around melee combat, platforming and exploration.

Key features

  • Deep combat system with various combo moves and upgradeable abilities throughout the game.
  • Rage attribute to slash more enemies as they bring you more scars.
  • Intense combat engagements using Garshasp's special hand blade based on quick time events.
  • Cinematic in-game camera following the hero in the epic environments that are traveled in his journey.
  • Fantasy mythological world filled with ferocious monsters from ancient literature and Persian Mythology.
  • Platforming elements.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7
    • Processor: P4 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB
    • Graphics: 256 MB RAM, Nvidia 6600 and up
    • DirectX®: DirectX® 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB free
    • Sound: DirectX compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7 64-bit
    • Processor: 2.5GHz dual core CPU
    • Memory: 2.5 GB
    • Graphics: 512 MB RAM, GeForce 8800 or Radeon 4600 GPU
    • DirectX®: DirectX® 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB free
    • Sound: DirectX compatible
Helpful customer reviews
9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
Well, I actually enjoyed this.

I read the reviews, expected the worst, yet for a game I was supposed to hate, I still came away having finished it twice and had fun both times.

As others have said, it is a God of War knock off, and a budget one at that. The voice acting is not very good, and the story, well a bunch of fantasy-sounding names doing this and that... I couldn't really keep track of who was who, so it was enough to know I had to kill the bad guy at the end. Gameplay is basic hack and slash, and though you can kill most of the early grunts by simply grabbing them, later enemies need to be made vulnerable first. Much like GoW, it has orbs to collect, quick-time-events, large boss battles, some cut-scenes, weapons upgrading, and special "rage" attacks. The world is decently large, but there is little backtracking and generous save points to keep things moving.

The hack-and-slash gameplay is broken up with some light platform elements, a few sequences of sliding down walls, and quick-time-events for some of the boss battles. Those QTE's are one of the bigger weaknesses, as it can be very tricky to trigger a few of them (looking at you - swamp boss).

Other issues include some occasionally dodgy hit-detection, a sometimes problematic camera, and absolutely terrible keyboard-mapping; use an Xbox 360 controller. On the plus side, the game has decent (if now dated) graphics, a good pace, some decent cut-scenes and at 4-5 hours on normal, it does not overstay its welcome.

Others have complained about the controls. Be warned that the game by default works with an Xbox 360 controller, but it is not set up correctly until it is selected in the Game Configuration on launch! Once this is done, the game controls exactly as expected: left stick moves, right dodges, and the buttons and triggers perform attacks and other actions.

Overall, as a light-hearted action romp that does not require a whole lot of thought, it actually turns out to be a pretty fun game. It is easy to get into, not so difficult that you can't progress with at most a few tries (on normal), and pretty satisfying when you actually get to the end. Wait for a sale for sure and set your expectations accordingly, but once there it turns out to be a fun little budget action title that is well worth the small asking price.

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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
Bought this for $1.37 CAD and gotta say, I'd rather have spent it at the Dollar Store because I would've gotten something useful.

I don't care that it's a "God of War ripoff", my biggest gripe are the god awful controls for a gamepad! Get this. You use the RIGHT STICK to move. Yeah. TO MOVE. The left stick? To roll around like an idiot. This means that your thumb is constantly swapping between right stick to buttons to do anything. It's impossible to do the platforming sections in this manner. You will find yourself using your left index finger to push the right stick while you press jump.

Not to mention, all of the button controls are backwards as well. So bad. What were they thinking???
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
Like God of War except bad in every way.

Protip: Win every fight by hammering the grab button over and over.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 8
Pre-Release Review
This game sets the standard for crap.
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47 of 56 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
25.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 18, 2014
This is the Dollar Tree version of God of War
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