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  • Summary: Two Epic Adventures of Conquest, Destiny, and Vengeance, God of War and God of War II, return for the first time on BluRay Disc. In God of War: Colleciton, you will experience the dark world of Ancient Greece through Kratos, a brutal warrior determined to murder the God of War and alter what no mortal has ever changed... fate itself. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. May 6, 2014
    92
    Two amazing classics in one well-priced and convenient release that I'm happy to recommend to series newcomers and veterans who want to revisit these gems on the go.
  2. May 16, 2014
    81
    The PS Vita port of these glorious games could have been better, but if you want to play them on the bus...
  3. Solid but also a HD collection that has no remarkable improvements. [June 2014, p83]
  4. Jul 28, 2014
    74
    A rough port of a pair of great games that makes them show their age.
  5. May 27, 2014
    70
    God of War Collection on PS Vita is without any doubt the worst version of the game, due to many technical problems that are really hard do tolerate on this hardware.
  6. May 15, 2014
    70
    Not an essential buy for Vita owners, but even with a graphic downgrade, both games are still two of the most beautiful pieces of software available on PlayStation.
  7. Jun 5, 2014
    50
    This game is a mayor deception. The God of War games were so epic on the PlayStation 2 but look really bad on the PS Vita. Therefore it's a total disaster. Poor Kratos, he deserves better.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 3 out of 17
  1. Jun 2, 2014
    10
    First part of this collection is great action game, but in comparison to second part, it is just a prelude to truly epic masterpiece that God of War II is. Expand
  2. Jun 2, 2014
    9
    Considering that this collection was never intended to be a HD counterpart of Ps3 GoW HD collection, it's pretty much satisfying to have two original games on your hands wherever you go. The only thing that really dissapointed me was cutscenes. How can you be so lazy to not change their resolutions to fit vita's screen? Expand
  3. May 6, 2014
    9
    There is no need to qualify the need for this collection ... it's God of War. It's Kratos. What else do you need to know? The graphics look great. The gameplay is great. It's everything I want from God of War, except for something new. The sales of this collection are going to be fantastic. Two great games for $30 (and you know that price will drop after all the groupies like us have bought it). What's missing is a new God of War game for PS Vita. Chains of Olympus and Ghost of Sparta travel well on the Vita, and look great ... but why go to the trouble to add a second analog stick and rear touch screen if you aren't going to create the one game every Vita owner wants?

    Where's a new God of War?

    I would buy this collection no matter how many times I've played it on PS2/PS3, because it's awesome. Being able to take it on the go? Even more awesome. Honestly, these games feel like they were made for the Vita. The hope of every Vita owner who loves GOW is that, at some point, Sony will realize that this is what we're waiting for and will commission a new Kratos game.

    Come on Sony! Pleasepleasepleasepleasepleaseplease ...

    This collection is good. I would have rated it a 10 if it were the saga (all three PS games and both PSP games). That would have been a tidal wave of awesome. But, for now, it's just a 9, because they were a little shortsighted in what could have been accomplished here.

    If you love the GOW games, get it. At $30, it's worth it.
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  4. May 16, 2014
    8
    OK, so it isn't an amazing port, the gaming sites have criticized the resolution and a lack of fluidity.. well, I re-installed this to my PS3 and there is some slight difference and no it isnt as clear as it ought to be. But who care! five mins of playing and all that counts for nowt - its GoW I&II on your Vita people - its awesome! Expand
  5. May 6, 2014
    8
    Like the Metal Gear Solid Vita release, it transfers great to the portable system and the series has proven it can kick major ass on a portable. Sadly the portable games were not included which weakens the package. Granted they can be downloaded to Vita, but for $30 bucks, it should have at least been packaged with download codes for these PSP classics. Expand
  6. May 11, 2014
    7
    Its portable versions of God of War 1 and 2 with better graphics for 30 bucks..hard to argue with the price tag and I think its well worth getting either way. Here are my main complaints with it:
    1. The graphics in some of the cinematics are HEAVILY compressed and honestly look even worse then the PS2 which I didn't think was possible given that hey are in a smaller square box on the Vita as opposed to the whole screen. I'm not sure how they messed this up so bad honestly.
    2. Minor lag in some areas after extended play time. I experienced this after about 4 hours so I don't think it would happen that much. The lag was definitely noticeable but after I defeated all the enemies it was completely gone and never experienced lag since. Not a huge deal.
    3. Lack of settings options. The main thing is it would have been nice to see a subtitles option as I usually either play my vita on a loud bus or in a quiet waiting room. I haven't tried the 2nd God of War yet but the 1st one only has 3 settings options, music volume, sound effects volume, and controls which are not rebindable. You can tell they kinda half assed it with this port sadly.

    Overall, you get what you paid for. Its GoW 1 and 2 with better graphics on the go. Despite the fact that this is a rather shoddy port for a great game for what it is its still worth getting in my opinion.
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  7. Jul 17, 2014
    0
    18fps??! are this serious??! They did not port this game well,how poor was the port.And $30.00?? Its like PSP game that just put together in one disc,and there is no improvement at all.... Expand

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