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Generally favorable reviews- based on 466 Ratings

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  • Summary: [Metacritic's 2008 PSP Game of the Year] Unleash the power of the Gods and embark on a merciless quest as Kratos, an ex-Spartan warrior driven to destroy Ares, the God of War. Armed with lethal double chainblades, Kratos must carve through mythology's darkest creatures including Medusa, Cyclops, the Hydra and more, while solving intricate puzzles in breathtaking environments. Driven by pure revenge, nothing can stop Kratos from achieving absolution. [SCEA] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 78 out of 79
  2. Negative: 0 out of 79
  1. 100
    God of War: Chains of Olympus takes almost everything that's awesome about its older siblings, including the sex scene mini-game, which has become a series standard, and miniaturized it to fit on the PSP.
  2. 100
    Sometimes, the simplest description of something is also the most apt. God of War: Chains of Olympus is God of War on a handheld. Every amazing combo, bloody finishing move, larger than life boss battle and sweeping environment is present here, just smaller but no less impressive.
  3. God of War: Chains of Olympus is one of the few PSP games that deliver a console experience while tweaking the formula for the PSP.
  4. 90
    Chains of Olympus ticks all the checkboxes a God of War fan could want and constantly manages to surprise you.
  5. Chains of Olympus is at its core a remarkably simple game, but it's presented so well and plays so smoothly that the end result is a must-own PSP title. It'll make you question the visuals of every other PSP game you play and have you longing for more.
  6. Chains of Olympus has vicious combat, mythological figures, and awesome moments that will be burned into your mind for years...This is one of the few must-play titles for the PSP. [Mar 2008, p.104]
  7. At the halfway mark, Chains is so tremendous, striking an almost perfect beat of difficulty spikes, weapon upgrades and stupendous visual reveals, that you have to question its endurance. And, sadly, it flounders right on cue. [Apr 2008, p.92]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 75 out of 84
  2. Negative: 5 out of 84
  1. Mar 26, 2014
    10
    This is a gem for every player with excellent graphics for the time, it's time to say that after the two God of War Games, this is awesome game to play. Expand
  2. Jun 6, 2011
    10
    Best PSP Game Ever!......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Expand
  3. Apr 11, 2012
    10
    Realy good one. I don't understand why people stamp 1 or 0 score on it. That is just not fair.
  4. Jun 15, 2011
    9
    i love god of war. i just wanted to get that out of the way. i got this game not 1 day ago and it lags like nothing else. i mean it doesn't break the game or ruin the experience but its majorly distracting. but everything else is good! Expand
  5. Mar 20, 2013
    9
    What a beatiful game. I´ve played it in PS3 in HD, but I´m pretty sure this is the best psp game. The Graphics, the story, the fresh weapons and magic.The bosses are great and this game has really nice difficulty, a bit frustrating in high modes. It has an awsome storyline, only a bit short for me. If you are a GOW fan you must play this one. Expand
  6. Nov 24, 2012
    8
    La jugabilidad es buena, los gráficos muy buenos para psp, el argumento es algo simple, no tiene la profundidad del God of War 3 de PS3, pero cumple para un juego de portátil, en mi opinión. Le falta algo de personalización, ya que sólo consigues 3 armas en todo el juego que mejoras hasta el máximo bastante antes de que termine el juego. Expand
  7. Aug 14, 2013
    0
    All of the hype and great ratings brought me towards the game and the horrible system and simple bosses brought me away from the PSP. Simply said, this game offered no challenge and the random sex scene in the game proved to be pointless. Expand

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