In a nutshell:
The sleeper hit of 2005 returns with Kratos seeking an escape from his fate as the new god of war. The game’s even more bloody and violent than before as you take on every mythological monster in the book.
Given the quick turnaround from the first game this isn’t an enormous departure from the original, but that’s no bad thing with a series as accomplished as this. Kratos has a new range of moves, combos and magic to unleash but the biggest changes are in the variety of monsters he has to face. The bigger ones can only be beaten with special button presses, which result in some spectacular finishing moves such as the Cylops whose eye Kratos plucks out of its socket or the cannon fodder zombies he slices in two. One of the best sequences though has Kratos leaping off the back of a Pegasus and onto a Gryphon, whose wings he promptly pulls off before falling to the world below.
Most exciting moment:
Just like the original this game recreates many of the best moments from ancient Greek mythology and movies. One particularly cool sequence involves trying to get a golden fleece that can reflect back the stony gaze of a gorgon.
Since you ask:
Many fans were surprised that this sequel wasn’t on the PS3 but a next generation version is being planned. Original creator David Jaffe isn’t working on either sequel at the moment though, but on an as yet unrevealed PSP project.
The bottom line:
Kratos sticks to what he knows best: the PS2 and ultra violence.