God of war is a hack n slash. IMO if your looking for the best "beat em up" then spring for Yakuza 3 or wait till March for Yakuza 4.
There extremely fun and arent the "tekken" style of fighting games, its more of what I would call a "brawler". Theres also lots n lots n lots of content. Took me about 150 hours to platinum. The story is kinda weird but, the fighting is great.
Next thing I knew, my entire marine & maruader army was gone to a few banelings.