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8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 659 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,[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. Positive: 82 out of 98
  2. Negative: 5 out of 98
  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. MattJ.
    Apr 13, 2008
    10
    The best game on PSP, and probably among the best graphics too. And with such a good storyline and epic music, who cares about slightly messy The best game on PSP, and probably among the best graphics too. And with such a good storyline and epic music, who cares about slightly messy controls? And don't forget those great mini-games. Expand
  3. BearLee
    Nov 11, 2009
    10
    Amazing. One of the best games for the psp. The story never gets boring, the weapons are awesome, and the bad guys are so fun to rip apart. Amazing. One of the best games for the psp. The story never gets boring, the weapons are awesome, and the bad guys are so fun to rip apart. SO!!?? What are you waiting for? GET OFF YOUR SEAT AND BUY THIS GAME!! Expand
  4. AlexanderY.
    Apr 9, 2008
    9
    Every PSP owner must have it!
  5. Feb 12, 2012
    9
    The best PSP game I ever owned. I beat this game over ten times and unlocked a majority of the extras including the characters. Excellent gameThe best PSP game I ever owned. I beat this game over ten times and unlocked a majority of the extras including the characters. Excellent game with decent replay value and extras to unlock to keep you blood thirsty for more! Expand
  6. May 21, 2015
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I do not have to say anything. But i need to write one hundred and fifty characters. i think my score can describe it................................. 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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