God of War: Ghost of Sparta PSP

Metascore
86

Generally favorable reviews - based on 73 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 67 out of 73
  2. Negative: 0 out of 73
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  1. Oct 25, 2010
    70
    It's a staggering achievement that makes it difficult to imagine a better handheld God of War today. And yet, as with the stories upon which it's based, this is a game with nothing new to say, a myth told many times before and, in some cases, told better.
  2. Jan 18, 2011
    70
    Very smooth but pretty much deja-vu, God of War : Ghost of Sparta is undoubtedly superior to its predecessor Chains of Olympus. Though, it still suffers the comparison with the Kratos' domestic adventures, in particular because it borrows a lot from the latter and doesn't manage to make its own way.
  3. Dec 21, 2010
    70
    It's a technical tour de force for the PSP, but also one sequel to many for a series that is in dire need of a reboot - or perhaps simply a rest.
  4. Dec 22, 2010
    70
    I'm not sure whether the series should be criticised for repeating a formula that has proven so successful up until now, but I'm equally unconvinced that Ghost of Sparta is worthy of a great deal of praise.
  5. Dec 21, 2010
    67
    Sparta also unfortunately arrives in the same year as the PlayStation 3's God Of War III. No one expects as much bang-for-your-buck from a portable game as they would a console game, but for players who rode atop high-definition Titans only a few months ago, Sparta inevitably feels small and miserly.
  6. Oct 25, 2010
    70
    It's an impressive feat for sure, but to focus solely on that would be unfair to both the talented studio and venerable franchise: there's so much potential unexplored here, and occasional glimmers of ingenuity in Ready at Dawn's efforts show a developer that should be able to do better.

Awards & Rankings

#3 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2010
#2 Most Shared PSP Game of 2010
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 275 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 34
  2. Negative: 3 out of 34
  1. Nov 4, 2010
    10
    Best PSP game ever made! Graphics are amazing. Story is better and more personal than GOW3. Combat is refined, polished and fun. Pacing isBest PSP game ever made! Graphics are amazing. Story is better and more personal than GOW3. Combat is refined, polished and fun. Pacing is impeccable, it hits all the highs, lows, cool downs etc. I will make 8 hours just disappear! Full Review »
  2. Dec 17, 2012
    10
    This game has an amazing story, cool and awesome with nice roles in the game, and of course, a gameplay that never gets old, and the bestThis game has an amazing story, cool and awesome with nice roles in the game, and of course, a gameplay that never gets old, and the best graphics I've ever seen for a PSP game. This realistic, fun, and awesome adventure will make you have the fun playing as Kratos, anywhere and anytime, because it is portable.

    Gameplay: 10/10 - The gameplay never gets old --- Fresh and good controls, you can get new skills in the game, and more.
    Music: 10/10 - The music never gets annoying and keeps the game fun and exciting.
    Story: 10/10 - They don't added more than what they needed, just something easy to learn, specially if you have played the first GoF games.
    Graphics: 10/10 - Remember, this is a handheld console made in 2004... The graphics are simply amazing and won't make you lag. Sony and Capcom made an amazing job at this point.
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  3. Nov 3, 2010
    9
    As a fan of God Of War this is a great game. There are quite a few new weapons as well as some of the older ones in this game. The bossAs a fan of God Of War this is a great game. There are quite a few new weapons as well as some of the older ones in this game. The boss battles so far has been fair, and the graphics are amazing. The only downfall is that it is on the PSP and not the PS3. Full Review »