God of War II is a hack-and-slash action-adventure video game and the sequel to the God of War video game. The gameplay of God of War II is very similar to that of its predecessor. The player controls Kratos through a combination of combat, platforming, and puzzle game elements. It also keeps the concept of using minigames to perform bloody kills. Another element that returns from the previous game is Kratos ability to find Red Orbs to level up his weapons and magic and Gorgon Eyes and Phoenix Feathers to increase his health and magic meters.
God of War II takes place shortly after the events of God of War: Ghost of Sparta; Kratos, after his defeat of Ares, has become the new God of War, but unfortunately has not been accepted by the other members of the Greek pantheon due to his ruthless treatment of the other Greek city-states. Kratos is still haunted by memories of the deeds from his past while working under Ares. He finds enjoyment the only way he can, by leading and aiding his Spartan army in conquering Greece. Athena pleads that Kratos stop, telling him that she cannot protect him much longer from the wrath of Olympus and that he should not turn his back on her because it was she who made him a god. Kratos replies that he owes nothing to her and descends to the battle of Rhodes to assist his Spartan army.
Kratos joins the fight as a god and begins destroying the city of Rhodes. After a short while, Kratos notices an eagle, who Kratos believes to be Athena in disguise. The bird robs him of his godly strength and height, infusing them into the Colossus of Rhodes and bringing it to life to kill Kratos.
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