God of War: Chains of Olympus (2008)

3.89 from 86 votes
Kratos packs up and moves to the PSP in this first portable installment in the God of War series that serves as a prequel to the original.
First released
Mar 4, 2008
Aliases
GoW:CoO
Franchises
God of War
Developed by
Ready at Dawn Studios, LLC
Published by
Sony Interactive Entertainment America, Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe, Capcom, Sony Interactive Entertainment Australia
Platforms
PlayStation Portable, PlayStation Network (PSP)
Genres
Action-Adventure
Themes
Fantasy, Alternate Historical
Rating
ESRB: M, BBFC: 18, PEGI: 18+, CERO: D
Releases
  • PS3N - God of War: Chains of Olympus HD United Kingdom
  • PS3N - God of War: Chains of Olympus HD United States
  • PSP - God of War: Chains of Olympus United States
  • PSP - God of War: Chains of Olympus United Kingdom
  • PSP - God of War: Chains of Olympus Australia
  • PSP - God of War: Chains of Olympus (Platinum) United Kingdom
  • PSP - God of War: Rakujitsu no Hisoukyoku Japan
  • PSPN - God of War: Chains of Olympus United States

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God of War finally makes a portable release and it does quite well
Game: God of War Chains of Olympus
Genre: Action
Developer: Sony/Ready at Dawn
System: Playstation Portable (PSP)
Total Score: 80/100
Value Score: 8/10

• Story: 7/10
• Characters: 7/10
• GamePlay: 8/10
• Graphics: 9/10
• Sound: 10/10
• Music: 7/10
• Length: 6/10
• Replay Value: 7/10
• Player Value: 9/10

Pros
+Puzzles were well made
+Visuals max out the platform's most potential
+Gameplay is well balanced and modified for portable experience
+Post game content consists of harder difficulties, challenges, costumes and developer videos

Cons
-Very Short, takes at least 5 hours
-Very small amount of boss battles
-Controls can be somewhat frustrating due to the PSP's analog
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