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Game:
God of War: Chains of Olympus
AKA
God of War: CoO ; GoW: CoO
Genre:
Action
Sub Genre:
Third Person
Release Date (US):
March 4th, 2008
Release Date (UK):
March 28th, 2008
Players:
1
Online Players:
N/A
Developers:
Ready at Dawn Studios
Publisher:
SCE
Rating:
M [Mature]
PSU Rank:
52 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PSP:
2 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Only on PSP; PSP Bundle available

About God of War: Chains of Olympus

Before he waged war on the gods... he was forces to serve them. The ancient world speaks of a mortal that slayed a God. But long before his battle with Ares, Kratos sought absolution from his past sins by pledging himself as a champion to the Gods. These brutal crusades in the name of Olympus became legendary. The Ghost of Sparta is now ordered by the Gods to journey the underworld, after the world plunges into darkness. There he must face the most feared creatures of Greek Mythology and forced to choose between his own personal redemption and saving the ancient world from certain destruction.

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Ready at Dawn did an extraordinary job taking the existing God of War IP and creating a brilliant title on the PSP. In short, God of War: Chains of Olympus is the definition of a AAA game.

We like

  • Best presentation ever seen on the system
  • Perfect pacing
  • Near-flawless transition of gameplay elements from console to handheld

We dislike

  • Six to seven hour length on default difficulty setting
  • Analog nub during quicktime events
  • No Blades of Chaos swinging sections

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Kratos is one rad dude. When not slaying the Gods of Olympus or beasts of epic proportions, the Ghost of Sparta spends his free time stomping the Blades of Chaos directly into some unfortunate Cyclops’ eye. Such activities are proudly flaunted in Ready at Dawn’s God of War: Chains of Olympus for the PlayStation Portable, though the big question remains -- does this portable prequel live up to its namesake? For ...

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  • PSP God of War games heading to PS3?

    According to a report on the Magic Box (via Eurogamer), Sony Taiwan is planning on bundling together God of War: Chains of Olympus and God of War: Ghost of Sparta for release on PlayStation 3. The PSP actioners will apparently boast higher resolutions as well as improved graphics, in addition to ...

  • Ready at Dawn lets go of 13 staff members

    Developer Ready at Dawn has announced it has had to lay off approximately 13 members of staff as a result of an overlap between projects. Posting on the company’s official website, an unsigned statement reads: "Most days we feel privileged to do what we do. Some days not so much. Today...

  • God of War PSP rumors shot down in flames

    God of War III director Stig Asmussen has poured cold water on rumors suggesting that another entry in the blockbuster franchise is on its way to PlayStation Portable. Speaking to 1up at the E3 convention in Los Angeles this week, Asmussen commented, “I don’t know where that rumor cam...

  • Ready At Dawn reconsidering PSP development?

    This could be a flash in the pan, but according to a post on Ready At Dawn's blog, the illustrious developer may be "reconsidering" its decision to abandon PlayStation Portable in light of strong sales of Daxter and God of War: Chains of Olympus. "2 out of 5 top PSP games sold on A...

  • God of War PSP bundle boxart revealed

    Riding the wave of momentum from the recent releases of games such as Patapon and God of War: Chains of Olympus, Sony has finally released the first images of the God of War PSP bundle due to come out in May. The upcoming God of War Entertainment Pack gives gamers a brand new red PSP, a copy of ...

  • Chains of Olympus dated for Australia

    Sony Computer Entertainment Australia has announced that God of War: Chains of Olympus will be released in the region on March 27, 2008. In addition, the company also revealed that the upcoming PlayStation Portable exclusive would ship in a special bundle package containing a copy of the game and...

  • No more God of War for Ready at Dawn

    Ready at Dawn, the developer behind the upcoming PlayStation Portable title God of War: Chains of Olympus, has gone on record to announce that the title will be their “first and last” in the popular Sony franchise. "Moving forward, we can confirm that Chains of Olympus will be o...

  • God of War PSP bundle coming in June

    For those of you who decided to pass on the Vader bundle or Daxter bundle, the decision may have very well paid off.  Sony has announced today that June will bring an entirely new PlayStation Portable bundle to the market.  The God of War: Chains of Olympus bundle will hit shelves in June...

  • God of War demo for PSP is on PlayStation Store

    This week has been a little quieter than expected with Sony staying relatively hushed and not showing off too much at GDC. The weekly update of the PlayStation Store followed suit and just brought more of the same, or did it? For those PSP owners who decided to do some searching they found that ...

  • God of War PSP goes gold

    Ready at Dawn announced today that its upcoming PlayStation Portable title, God of War: Chains of Olympus, has reached gold status, putting it on track for its US release early next month. Additionally, the game’s official website has opened, which consumers can visit by clicking here. C...

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