God of War III is an action-adventure game developed by Santa Monica Studio and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. It is the third and final installment in the original God of War trilogy, and concludes the story of the Spartan warrior Kratos as he seeks to destroy the gods of Olympus. The game features the same fast-paced combat and puzzle-solving gameplay as the previous games, but with improved graphics and larger, more epic levels. The game also introduces new abilities and weapons for Kratos, including the ability to wield the powers of the gods themselves. God of War III was released in 2010 for the PlayStation 3 and was a commercial and critical success, earning numerous awards and selling over 5 million copies.