GOD OF WAR: ASCENSION [R18+]
PS3, $99.95 ★★★★ The God of War games are famous for their winning blend of flowing, visceral combat and epic set pieces. Ascension hits the same notes. A prequel, it sees Kratos taking on the goddesses of Punishment, Justice and Torment in his quest for freedom. Rather than regularly gaining new weapons, his Blades of Chaos are the central focus and they now acquire elemental powers. It’s gloriously good fun and tightly designed, if a little familiar. In a first for the series, Ascension allows eight players to go toe-to-toe online. Out now.