The list author says: "If you enjoy 'God of War' and similar swash-buckling, hack-n-slash, 3rd-person action in historic settings, here is a list of games similar in playstyle and setting (primarily the ancient Mediterranean crescent, Middle East, and the Far East).
In case your PS3 is backward compatible, I also included some great PS2 carry-overs that are still enjoyable. I'd love to see the Prince of Persia Sands of Time trilogy receive a similar HD remake given to the likes of GOW 1&2 and Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay."
"2009. Improves on the potential of the original in every way. The level design is better, the story elements more engaging, the collectibles more meaningful, and the supporting elements more humorous."
"2010. A truly outstanding game in its own right that borrows inspiration from the best. Mixes GOW-style combat, Zelda exploration, Prince of Persia wall-running, Maximo's demon guide, and bright comic book graphics."
"2007. Similar to God of War, but a step short in polish, plot, & overall enjoyment especially toward the end. Still a very worthy & enjoyable experience, especially for fans of Robert Howard's legendary anti-hero. Great move-list variety between weapon types. Requires skill. Let's hope THQ continues this franchise and builds upon it.
"2008. Outstanding dialogue between Elika and the Prince. Spend time learning the combo system which dramatically improves the enjoyment of the combat. If you enjoy platforming/parkour you'll enjoy this one."
"2002. Innovative lock-on mechanic for effectively engaging multiple opponents simultaneously. Evocative setting. Several satisfying coup-de-grace moves. Pre-dated God of War by 3 years and, along with Rygar (listed below), presaged great hack-n-slash action adventure games to follow.
"2002. An outstanding 3D platform update to Tecmo's 2D arcade classic, 'Ghosts n Goblins'. Maximo is typically considered a slightly more mature platformer, but it straddles the line between 3rd person action title. Fun and funny. Metacritic = 84"