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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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Score distribution:
  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. AceGamez
    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. Edge Magazine
    70
    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. Negative: 5 out of 136
  1. 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
  2. Dec 24, 2020
    10
    Depois de uma década de seu lançamento tive a oportunidade de jogar os GodOfWar de PSP, e o que posso dizer sobre esse jogo em específico eDepois de uma década de seu lançamento tive a oportunidade de jogar os GodOfWar de PSP, e o que posso dizer sobre esse jogo em específico e que ele e incrível, ele peca um pouco na duração do Game mas no Geral digno de um God Of War. Expand
  3. 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
  4. Aug 31, 2021
    9
    Good graphics good gameplay good story and can play in school !!! that's crazy
  5. Sep 10, 2011
    8
    It may not be the best game in the series but this is definitely one of, if not the best game on the PSP, the graphics are amazing, I wasIt may not be the best game in the series but this is definitely one of, if not the best game on the PSP, the graphics are amazing, I was shocked that this was a PSP game, the soundtrack is awesome, and if you were worried that the controls would suffer don't be, if you played a game in this series before you will instantly grasp the controls, only one or to minor adjustments were made but they never caused me any problem, and the action is just as fun and gory as you remember it, and the new weapons are awesome, the Gauntlet of Zeus is particularly cool, my main problem is that tis adventure isn't as memorable as the first two games on the PS2, the story which takes place before the events of the first game and tells about Kratos time serving the gods, wasn't really all that great, basically the world is in trouble and Kratos needs to kill stuff, nothing really all that interesting, but it does pack an emotional moment that really makes you feel for Kratos, and it is pretty short, but things like un-lockable costumes and videos, and the challenge of hades mode will make you come back once or twice more, it's not the best in the series but if your a fan of the series who owns a PSP, or just a PSP owner looking for a great game, you really should get this, it's a huge achievement for the PSP. Expand
  6. Sep 2, 2018
    8
    A great game on handheld for the GOW franchise...While not as polished as its console counterparts the game does an excellent job of bringingA great game on handheld for the GOW franchise...While not as polished as its console counterparts the game does an excellent job of bringing the same feel as the core series. 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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#2 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2008
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#1 Most Shared PSP Game of 2008