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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,[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
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  1. Positive: 78 out of 79
  2. Negative: 0 out of 79
  1. 100
    The PSP hasn’t yet seen a game with this much polish, this much visual punch, or this much bloody satisfaction. Everything feels meaty, be it the clash of weapon on flesh or the substantial amount of gameplay depth and environmental design. Not only is Chains of Olympus a worthy addition to the God of War franchise, it also stands on its own as a triple-A title in the PSP library.
  2. 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.
  3. It really can't be overstated how much of a technical accomplishment this really is.
  4. God of War: Chains of Olympus is a fantastic game and a worthy addition to any PSP owner’s collection.
  5. Ready at Dawn have done an admirable job of mimicking everything that made the action of the series so great.
  6. God of War: Chains of Olympus will probably not bring much change to the franchise. This games reaches a high level when it comes to PSP standards. Although the game has a weak storyline and a few bugs, it feels glorious to play.
  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: 77 out of 86
  2. Negative: 5 out of 86
  1. JamesD
    Jan 18, 2010
    10
    This is without a doubt my favourite PSP game. The action, the graphics and the story all hold up brilliantly. The controls are compensated This is without a doubt my favourite PSP game. The action, the graphics and the story all hold up brilliantly. The controls are compensated very beneficially which makes the combat easy to pick up and play and the amount of depth you get is enormous. Some may say it's too short or it lacks the craft of its PS2 bretherans but those are absurd remarks. Ready at Dawn have provided a masterpiece. As for the action, I wouldn't have it any other way. Expand
  2. WilliamC.
    Sep 30, 2008
    10
    Bought the God OF Wars game that came with the special edition psp model. Was the best investment I made. The psp is badass in red with the Bought the God OF Wars game that came with the special edition psp model. Was the best investment I made. The psp is badass in red with the Ghost OF Spartan face on the back end and the game is still the best game in my collection of PSP games. And as a bonus it came with a free downloadable game and the movie superbad. Well worth the 200dollars. Even if you can't the the PSP game GOD OF WAR theme that came with the game I highly recommend getting the game. The game is very additive and leaves you begging for more. Expand
  3. BrendanM.
    Feb 27, 2008
    10
    Absolutely the best game on the psp, with stunning graphics and an amazing story line.
  4. SixDemonBag
    Jan 22, 2010
    10
    This is one of the best games on PSP hands down. I bought this game and was shocked how close to a PS2 experience I recieved. It didn't This is one of the best games on PSP hands down. I bought this game and was shocked how close to a PS2 experience I recieved. It didn't feel like a handheld at all, the only difference from the console versions was the difficulty, which was a bit easier and had less tedious sections for Chains of Olympus. On top of all that the story, while not vital to the series, was engaging and addicting. This game is proof of why God of War is awsome. Expand
  5. Jan 12, 2013
    9
    A few minor errors but still a good game full of action and adventure. I don't really mind if there is no multi-player since i have the newA few minor errors but still a good game full of action and adventure. I don't really mind if there is no multi-player since i have the new PlayStation Portable. Defenetly worth the money. Expand
  6. SimonG.
    Mar 10, 2008
    8
    It's great, no doubt about that! They totally managed to fit God of War on a portable. It's just way too short... less than 5 It's great, no doubt about that! They totally managed to fit God of War on a portable. It's just way too short... less than 5 hours. With multiple save points, it's not supposed to matter how long a game is. I recommand you play at hard difficulty level so that you can stretch it for hopefully an extra hour. If the game would've last just another 2 hours, I would've gave the game a 10. 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. SimplyAll 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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