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 Shot from the intro movie
God of War: Chains of Olympus PSP A touching moment
God of War: Chains of Olympus PSP Near the dock of Charon
God of War: Chains of Olympus PSP Climbing a ladder.

Promo Images

God of War: Chains of Olympus Screenshot
God of War: Chains of Olympus Logo
God of War: Chains of Olympus Screenshot
God of War: Chains of Olympus Screenshot

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. dreamstealer (146) 2.86 Stars2.86 Stars2.86 Stars2.86 Stars2.86 Stars
Another short game, another short review Frankenfed (33) 2.71 Stars2.71 Stars2.71 Stars2.71 Stars2.71 Stars

Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic Sep 27, 2009 A 100
PSX Extreme Feb 22, 2008 9.8 out of 10 98
Purojuegos 2008 9.5 out of 10 95
GNT - Generation Nouvelles Technologies Mar 27, 2008 9 out of 10 90
USA Today Mar 13, 2008 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
Hooked Gamers Mar 21, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Extreme Gamer Mar 11, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Fragland.net Apr 25, 2008 89 out of 100 89
ComputerGames.ro Jul 03, 2008 85 out of 100 85
GameSpot Mar 04, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Chances of this being ported? 7 Big John WV (25475)
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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Stratege (15286) added God of War: Chains of Olympus (PSP) on Apr 01, 2008
Other platforms contributed by MAT (145029)