With its bone-crunching kills, geysers of gore, and brutal combat, the God of War series has never been for the faint of heart. Whether protagonist Kratos was snapping jawbones like twigs or gouging the eyes out of a particularly unlucky demigod’s head, the franchise prides itself on being brutal, shocking, and completely over-the-top. After two successful entries on PS2, the series finally made the jump to PS3 with God of War 3. Showcasing jaw-dropping graphics and larger-than-life battles, the game was the perfect candidate to show off the raw power of the PS3.

With remasters en vouge, it’s time for Kratos and company to come to PS4 and show how one of the PS3’s best looking games can look even better. God of War 3 Remastered brings every slash, stab, rip, and tear to Sony’s wunderkind in glorious 1080p. Kills have never looked more stomach churning, sweaty Grecian Gods have never looked prettier, and Kratos has never looked scarier.

For gamers not in the know, God of War 3 is the final chapter in the story of the Ghost of Sparta, Kratos. The stark red-and-white warrior has fought tooth-and-nail against Gods of all caliber, only to discover that his quest for revenge isn’t so black and white. With his journey almost at an end, Kratos sets his sights on Zeus and his pantheon of Gods, and will need to call upon his every skill to finally exact his vengeance.

God of War 3 Remastered Poseidon Fight

But if the thought of jumping in at the end of the story seems daunting, worry not. God of War 3 Remastered features a handy recap that brings gamers up to speed on everything that happened in the previous two games.

For fans that have already enjoyed the game, God of War 3 Remastered isn’t just a pretty port. The game also includes a brand Photo Mode that allows gamers to snap pictures of the game, ensuring every brutal kill, stunning terrain, and crazy combo can be documented and shared with friends.

With God of War 3 Remastered out today, the brand new launch trailer shows off a game that is silky smooth and beautiful to behold. Plus, the fact that gamers can now enjoy one of the most brutal boss death scenes in the history of gaming (the death of Helios, for curious newcomers), along with the fight with Poseidon, considered one of the greatest boss fights of all time, for a measly $40 isn’t a bad deal, either.

Considered one of the best games for the PS3, there’s never been a better time to check out God of War 3. For fans on the fence about playing God of War 3 once more, it’s impossible to look at those stunning graphics and deny that God of War 3 Remastered is worth a spin.