IGN writes: "Kratos has entered the Hero Showdown arena, and that means there's an excess of blood being spilled these days. Frankly, it's a real hassle to clean up after him. Even the Incredible Hulk was no match for Kratos' fiery blades. As Kratos rests and tends to his wenches, we're forced to find new blood to challenge this seemingly unstoppable opponent.
But perhaps we can offer him a different sort of challenge. Today's opponent is Desmond Miles of Assassin's Creed fame. In and of himself, Desmond is no threat to Kratos, but he can channel his mighty and fearsome ancestors, all of whom practically wrote the book on assassination. Kratos is powerful indeed, but how will he fare when Altair sneaks up behind him and stabs him in the back?"