God of War: Chains of Olympus (PSP)

Mature
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
91
Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
4.0
User Score
5 point score based on user ratings.

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 Kratos found a Gorgon eye.
God of War: Chains of Olympus PSP The fire reflects against the floor.
God of War: Chains of Olympus PSP Solving one of the box-based puzzles.
God of War: Chains of Olympus PSP Opening a chest with green orbs inside.

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

Armchair Empire, The Jun 30, 2008 9.5 out of 10 95
Purojuegos 2008 9.5 out of 10 95
VicioJuegos.com Mar 17, 2008 92 out of 100 92
Blend Games Mar 28, 2008 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Good Game Mar 24, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Darkstation Mar 09, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Hooked Gamers Mar 21, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Gamers' Temple, The 2008 89 out of 100 89
Game Informer Magazine Mar, 2008 8.75 out of 10 88
Deaf Gamers May 27, 2008 8.8 out of 10 88

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Chances of this being ported? 7 Big John WV (25257)
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 (15323) added God of War: Chains of Olympus (PSP) on Apr 01, 2008
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