Kratos' second appearance on a portable platform, God of War: Ghost of Sparta is a spin-off set between the events of God of War and God of War II. Kratos has become god of war, but his nightmarish visions haven't left him. In one such vision, he sees his mother, Callisto, being kept in Atlantis, the domain of the sea god Poseidon. Despite the advice of Athena to ignore it, Kratos starts the new journey to uncover his past and ultimately save his long lost brother, Deimos, from the god of death, Thanatos.

The second PSP title features similar gameplay to its predecessor, with few new gameplay mechanics. Kratos uses his Blades of Athena in this quest, which he now could temporary empower with a new magic, Thera's Bane, resulting in stronger attacks. Also present are several new magic items and a new secondary weapon. Beside the story mode, Ghost of Sparta features "Temple of Zeus", a location where different art and other bonuses could be purchased by spending orbs, collected in the Battle Arena.


God of War: Ghost of Sparta PSP Those guys deserve death for interfering such a view.
God of War: Ghost of Sparta PlayStation 3 Look who's here! Little Scilla asked herself ...
God of War: Ghost of Sparta PlayStation 3 Dealing with cyclops: done.
God of War: Ghost of Sparta PSP Automatons could be killed with Thera's Bane only.

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God of War: Ghost of Sparta Screenshot
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Alternate Titles

  • "ゴッド・オブ・ウォー 降誕の刻印" -- Japanese spelling
  • "God of War: Il Fantasma Di Sparta" -- Italian title

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Made2Game PSP Oct 28, 2010 10 out of 10 100
IGN PSP Oct 25, 2010 9.5 out of 10 95 Gaming Portal PSP Dec 08, 2010 93 out of 100 93
1UP PSP Oct 25, 2010 A- 91
Gametactics PSP Nov 22, 2010 9 out of 10 90 PSP Oct 29, 2010 85 out of 100 85 PSP Nov 08, 2010 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpot PSP Oct 29, 2010 8 out of 10 80
GameSpy PSP Nov 02, 2010 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 (UK) PSP Oct 25, 2010 7 out of 10 70


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