Excerpt: Without question, the two God of War games released on PSP are among the very best titles ever to appear on the handheld. That’s not just according to us, either; God of War: Chains of Olympus still stands as the highest-rated PSP game of all time on Metacritic , and while Ghost of Sparta was almost certainly hurt by its release less than a year after God of War III, its 86 Metascore is still nothing to sneeze at.
Pros: Already-great games play even better on PS3, Ghost of Sparta looks amazing, Plenty of relatively easy Trophies
Cons: Video cutscenes still look low-res, So do the textures in Chains of Olympus, Switching games means quitting to XMB
Excerpt: It seems as though the breakout success of Sony’s God of War Collection back in 2009 started a trend because since then publishers have been scrambling to produce HD re-releases of popular franchises. Well the God of War himself is back to reclaim his throne with the God of War: Origins Collection , which brings the formerly PSP-exclusive titles God of War: Chains of Olympus and God of War: Ghosts of Sparta to the PS3.
Excerpt: God of War is one of those rare video game franchises where every game in the series has been a spectacular achievement in terms of gameplay, graphics, and storytelling. For the most part the series has been exclusive to the PS2/PS3, with the three main games in the series releasing on the consoles. In between them, however, were two equally as fantastic games for the PSP—2008’s Chains of Olympus and Ghost of Sparta, which released last year.
Conclusion: It's pretty difficult to significantly fault Volume II. The battles are smaller, and the games don't look as good as the titles that were built for PS3, but they never were going to. It's impossible to complain about a disc that includes two enthralling HD remakes, especially if you want to play through all of Kratos' adventures in one sweep.
Excerpt: God of War: Origins Collection tells a pair of unique, interesting stories. One follows the over-the-top, frequently brutal and brooding exploits of the iconic warrior Kratos. The other, perhaps more compelling narrative, recounts the challenge of squeezing everyone’s favorite Spartan onto the PlayStation Portable.
God of War Collection 2 (God of War Origins Collection)
1 October 2011
Excerpt: Following the success of The God of War Collection 1 which remastered the first two games of this popular series in high definition for the PlayStation 3, Sony have done the same for both Chains of Olympus and Ghost of Sparta, two God of War games exclusively for the PSP. Apart from improved visuals and audio, the gameplay on both titles have also been tweaked in order to cater fully for the DualShock controller and thankfully these remastered ports have successfully...
Conclusion: All in all, God of War: Origins Collection is a truly awesome collection. The two PSP games were already excellent in their own right, but with all the improvements that have been made, they have earned the right to reside next to their console counterparts. I would highly recommend this title to any God of War fan or anyone interested in one of the best, if not the best, action-adventure platformers on the market today.
Excerpt: There’s been a total of five God of War games now, spread across the PS2, PSP and the PS3. Bluepoint Games brought the first two PS2 games to the PS3, updating the visuals into HD and doing a real grand job. It seems as though that publisher Sony wasn’t going to stop until every single God of War game was available on the system, and that is now a reality.
Conclusion: The move over to the PS3 also gave these two titles something they were missing on the PSP and that are the right analog stick for dodging and the L2 and R2 buttons for magic and special abilities. Epic and grandiose are two words that can be used to describe the God of War franchise.