God of War 3 almost playable on the PC, sees up to 100% performance boost in latest version of RPCS3

The team behind the best Playstation 3 emulator for the PC, RPCS3, has released a new video showcasing the major improvements that have been implemented for God of War 3 in the latest version of the emulator.

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Marcus Fenix500d ago

just get the remaster and support the game, it runs great on PS4

Harkins1721500d ago (Edited 500d ago )

This is so it's not lost in time.

Axecution500d ago (Edited 500d ago )


honestly it is a good way of preserving games. Go redownload all your Wii EShop games and you'll quickly notice the only way to still play them is on an emulator on PC. The same thing'll happen to all digital storefronts one day. Not any time soon but one day you wont be able to redownload.

In general though i use emulation because games look and play so much better. PS3 emulation isnt there yet, but even still this dude is playing God of War 3 in 4k at a fluctuating 30fps. Soon enough 4k 60fps PS3 games'll be a thing and ill never use the PS3 again

Emulation upgrading games also goes along with preserving games. I have Super Mario Galaxy on the Wii but never got around to playing it. I recently just played it on an emulator in 4k because - why the heck would i want to play a 480p game in 2019, no matter how good it is, when i can make it look, play and run SO much better? Arguably the way it was meant to look

Michiel1989500d ago

nothing arguably. The game was meant to look exactly as it looks on said console.
It's nice some people make these things , although it also opens the door for piracy even more.

I wonder about the system spec requirements, since emulating always requires the power of said console times a lot.

Harkins1721500d ago

@psvrking. Either way I've played it on PS3 and PS4. I've supported it twice. I'll pick it up on emulation when my PS3 and ps4 die or I lose them one day and have an Itch to play the game again. I know I supported it so I'm fine doing so.

Axecution499d ago


I've got an i7, GTX1070, 16GB, and Samsung SSD. Nothing crazy but it can run anything up to Wii in 4k and anything later than Wii in 1080p.

Def can't run GoW3 in 4k like this dude

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Orionsangel500d ago

Always support emulation. In the future it will be the only way to still play many of these games. So thank you to all the emulator creators and all the work they do to get these games to work right, so in 30 to 50 years future generations can still play them.

Giblet_Head500d ago (Edited 500d ago )

Agreed. Those who say otherwise aren't approaching this matter objectively.

It'd be a wise investment to those who disagree to watch this for further insight from within the industry itself

Rude-ro500d ago

Always support “pirating”
Fixed that for you.
Regardless of the spin, the reason everyone is going to all this drm, online always, subscription service is due to pc pirating.

OpenGL500d ago

I've played the PS4 version and it actually has some visual bugs that are never getting patched, including a really obvious one at the beginning of the game in Gaia's heart.

Harkins1721500d ago

I thought that was a rare thing. I was so confused what was happening so early on in the game haha. Just beat it last month on PS4 after playing the new one. Was just as good the first time. That said. The game and PS3 have stopped selling.

Gwiz500d ago

I have to agree, but mainly because PS3 emulation just hasn't been perfected yet.

kevnb500d ago

ya, just buy the port even though you already bought the game, get out of here!

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AHMADMX9500d ago

what about Killzone 2 , 3 ?

MoshA500d ago

Awful games. Resistance was better. Actually had bosses not just the same human model for every enemy :)
Also fun guns :)

mafiahajeri500d ago

Lol Killzone 2 was the shit, 3 not so much. Resistance FOM was great everything else after was rubbish.

PoSTedUP500d ago (Edited 500d ago )

i thought resistance 2 was better than 1. SP was close but MP was so much better. KZ2 was better than 3 but MP goes to KZ mercenaries. Still play it till this day.

1-pwnsause-1500d ago (Edited 500d ago )

Nah, resistance 2 was pretty much a blatant copy of the halo/ COD games, with big emphisis on large multiplayer battles, which is why it failed.

Also killing the lead character was just pretty bold and awful at the same time

As for killzone, I agree, killzone 2 was awesome, killzone 3 though? I’m still wondering wtf happened with that game, it was terrible as well

C-H-E-F500d ago

almost? every game is a PC game, every game is playable on the PC LMAO.

Tech5500d ago (Edited 500d ago )

At some point it will be that way. one way or another. you have both cloud services and emulation running your favorite games on PC.

LucasRuinedChildhood500d ago

No excuse for a lack of PS3 backwards compatability on PS5. Do it Sony. The PS5 should have the raw power to do it.

Asuka500d ago (Edited 500d ago )

I doubt it tbh. A ~$1200 PC today can barely play a small library of PS3 games as each title needs to be compatibility checked for proper emulation. Let alone playable at reasonable framerates. You won't get that with a ~$399-$499 console. I understand the next gen is still a year or more away, but these consoles have been in development for awhile now with "today's" technology not tomorrow's, and judging on that it seems unlikely.

Master of Unlocking500d ago (Edited 500d ago )

I'm curious to know what kind of PC you need to run a huge AAA title with huge production values like God of War III in 4K. More specifically, I'm curious to know how much it would cost me. I still own my CE copy of GOWIII of course, but my PS3 is slowly dying (and my DS3 is as good as dead already), and in times like these where the system's production has stopped, emulation is wonderful to give all those great PS3 games a second life.

Giblet_Head500d ago

RPCS3 is still in development, and just cracking the surface for AAA games, but depending on your hardware you can run something like Red Dead Redemption at 4k with a i9-9900K right now, although not cheap. Overall I wouldn't bother right now, luckily the emulation development is supported pretty well financially through donations so it shouldn't take as long as it has in the past to optimize the hardware costs required.

1-pwnsause-1500d ago (Edited 500d ago )

You’re gonna need something that can enulate the cell/RSX really well, aka you neeed a beefy pc, very beefy, I’d say wait till they get to the point where the emulator is good to go

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