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God of War: Chains of Olympus

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Kratos makes his first appearance on a portable platform in the third title in the God of War series. Chains of Olympus is a prequel set ten years before the original God of War. Gameplay is similar to the predecessors but with some minor changes. Kratos goes through levels killing enemies and bosses, solving box-based puzzles and doing quick time events. He also collects red orbs to power up his weapons and abilities, Gorgon eyeballs to increase his health and Phoenix feathers to increase his magic power.

The game's controls were adjusted to fit the PSP's reduced amount of buttons. Both the shoulder buttons and the analog stick are now required in order to dodge. The most well-known God of War weapon, the Blades of Chaos, are also present. There are several new weapons and magic spells available, including Sun Shield, Efreet spell and Light of Dawn. The game starts when the Gods send Kratos to the city of Attica to defend it from the invading Persian army. But later when Morpheus strikes, Kratos will need to use all his power to save the world once again.


God of War: Chains of Olympus PSP Main menu
God of War: Chains of Olympus PSP Turn cranks to open doors.
God of War: Chains of Olympus PSP Using a ballista to fire at a Persian ship.
God of War: Chains of Olympus PSP Kratos found a Gorgon eye.

Alternate Titles

  • "ゴッド・オブ・ウォー 落日の悲愴曲" -- Japanese spelling
  • "God of War: Rakujitsu no Hisoukyoku" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

It is the God Of War, but a rather impotent one. PSP dreamstealer (146)
Another short game, another short review PSP Frankenfed (33)

The Press Says

IGN PSP Feb 18, 2008 9.4 out of 10 94
3D Juegos PSP Mar 12, 2008 9.3 out of 10 93
Cheat Code Central PSP 2008 4.6 out of 5 92
Gaming Nexus PSP Feb 27, 2008 A- 91
Good Game PSP Mar 24, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Extreme Gamer PSP Mar 11, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Gameplanet PSP Apr 01, 2008 9 out of 10 90
GameSpy PSP Feb 29, 2008 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Gamers' Temple, The PSP 2008 89 out of 100 89
AusGamers PSP Apr 11, 2008 7.9 out of 10 79


Topic # Posts Last Post
Chances of this being ported? 7 Big John WV (25282)
Feb 20, 2009



  • GamePro (Germany)
    • February 26, 2009 - Best Handheld Game in 2008 (Readers' Vote)
  • GameSpy
    • 2008 – PSP Game of the Year
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    • 2008 – PSP Action Game of the Year

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