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God of War Collection Review  October 29, 2019 – 07:38 am

Perhaps more than any of its franchises, God of War stands out as the most looked-upon series in Sony's library of fantastic titles as even people who don't own a PlayStation system take a look at what Kratos is up to every time new info hits. While we still have some four months to go until we can get our hands on God of War III, the wait is being made a little bit easier with the release of the God of War Collection.

This compilation contains both God of War I and II ported over to PlayStation 3 code. This means that you don't need a backwards-compatible PS3 to play them as the collection is actually a native PlayStation 3 title, despite the content being completely untouched. While the games remain identical to their original releases, one big thing here is that they both now run in HD, and simply because of the resolution bump, they've never looked (and even played) better.

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As I mentioned, the core games remain identical to their original releases. The textures, models, animations and everything else are exactly the same that you'll see on their PlayStation 2 counterparts. Rather than trying to improve a diamond, Bluepoint and Sony Santa Monica left the content alone, and I for one am pretty happy about this.

Now, one element of gameplay that has changed very slightly is that both titles feel smoother to play thanks to the increased framerate. While God of War I and II both ran pretty well on the PS2, their framerates weren't perfect and there was screen tearing aplenty. There's none of that here, and because of it, Kratos feels a tiny bit more responsive. It's a subtle difference, one that you might only be able to notice if you've played the original versions recently, but it is indeed a nice improvement.

The boss battles remain some of the best in gaming.

Given that God of War I and II have been out for years now, there's not really much new that I can say about the gameplay, though it's certainly worth mentioning that both titles hold up very, very well. Both games are every bit as fun as they were upon their release, and despite having finished both of them a couple times already, I still had an absolute blast slashing mythological beasts over and over again. Even compared to other games on the PS3, the scale and scope of the experience is virtually unmatched to this day. If you want to know the nitty-gritty details of the games, read our original reviews for God of War and God of War II.


Sony God of War: Ghost of Sparta - Sony PSP
Video Games (Sony)
  • As players explore the ancient world, prepare to navigate through a labyrinth of challenging puzzles interwoven into the story
  • Enhanced melee combat system that allows a variety of finishing moves, air-to-air attacks and devastating grappling combos
  • Wield new deadly weapons such as the Spear and Shield and magical powers for more lethal attacks
  • Bigger and more diverse gameplay than the earlier Chains of Olympus game, featuring larger bosses, double the enemies on-screen
  • Stunning visuals that have never been seen before on the PSP system

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Sony Computer Entertainment God of War Chains of Olympus - Sony PSP
Video Games (Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • Epic Gameplay on the PSP system - Keeping true to the God of War franchise, experience dramatic camera angles and epic set pieces, offering a never-before-seen experience
  • Mythological Odyssey - This story is set in a time before the events of God of War, where you will experience Kratos journey during the 10-years of servitude to...
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  • Exploration - From the Gates of Hades to the Depths of Tartarus, Face-off against all new creatures from Greek Mythology and engage in epic boss battles
  • Puzzle Solving - Explore the ancient world, prepare to navigate through a labyrinth of challenging puzzles inter-woven into the story
Sony Computer Entertainment God of War Origins Collection - Playstation 3
Video Games (Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • Two epic adventures released on PS3 for the first time (God of War: Chains of Olympus and God of War: Ghost of Sparta)
  • Completes Kratos saga by relating the events that preceded the original God of War game and those that came between God of War and God of War II
  • Both games remastered for HD resolution and possessing full 3D support
  • Full PlayStation Network trophy support and Dual Shock controller compatibility
  • Included Bonus Content - DLC contents from GOW Ghost of Sparta (Legionnaire Kratos and Forest of the Forgotten), Video - God of War: Game Directors Live

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