Description

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.

Screenshots

God of War: Chains of Olympus PSP Climbing a ladder.
God of War: Chains of Olympus PSP Eos, Goddess of Dawn
God of War: Chains of Olympus PSP Turn cranks to open doors.
God of War: Chains of Olympus PSP Inside Helios' temple

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

Part of the Following Groups

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)

Critic Reviews

Good Game PSP Mar 24, 2008 10 out of 10 100
Gaming Age PSP Mar 03, 2008 A 100
Pocket Gamer UK PSP Mar 03, 2008 10 out of 10 100
VGNZ PSP Mar 27, 2008 95 out of 100 95
USA Today PSP Mar 13, 2008 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
Gameplanet PSP Apr 01, 2008 9 out of 10 90
GNT - Generation Nouvelles Technologies PSP Mar 27, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Digital Chumps PSP Apr 01, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Playstation Illustrated PSP 2008 90 out of 100 90
Deaf Gamers PSP May 27, 2008 8.8 out of 10 88

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Chances of this being ported? 7 Big John WV (25494)
Feb 20, 2009

Trivia

1001 Video Games

The PSP version of God of War: Chains of Olympus appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Awards

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

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