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God of War Chains of Olympus (PSP)

God of War Chains of Olympus (PSP)
alaScore 89

20 reviews

Aug, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews of God of War Chains of Olympus (PSP). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other PlayStation Portable Games (PSP) for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PlayStation Portable Games (PSP) the God of War Chains of Olympus (PSP) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 20 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

Showing 1 - 10 of 13 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (7)

Expert review by: Ryan "The Wombat" Wombold (

God of War: Chains of Olympus


When it was first announced that Sony's mythological blockbuster God of War series was going to be arriving on the PSP, there were some nagging doubts. Would the development team...

Epic story and sense of scale worthy of the series ; Some of the best graphics on a handheld to date ; Combat is nearly flawless ; Awe inspiring level design

Very short ; Not enough "epic" feeling boss fights ; Dodging without the right analog takes some getting used to

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Todd Douglass Jr. (

God of War: Chains of Olympus


When it comes to Sony's first party titles, it doesn't get much better than the God of War franchise. The action opus hit the PlayStation 2 like a lightning bolt straight from Zeus' fingertips and it was an instant success. Though the title didn't...

Chains of Olympus is a game of mythical proportions. The God of War franchise is rock solid to begin with but considering how well Ready at Dawn brought it to the PSP, I must admit that I'm stunned. Everything from the graphics and sound to the...

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: Shawn Rider (

Get a Little Gore from Your PSP with God of War: Chains of Olympus


Everyone's favorite bloodthirsty Spartan is back, and, as usual, he's pissed. In this prequel to the other two God of War titles, you'll help Kratos save the planet from eternal darkness. God of War: Chains of Olympus delivers the same insane action...

Great action, nice controls, quick load times

Pretty short, little replay value, not much story

The PSP has suffered too many bad games and not nearly enough attention. God of War: Chains of Olympus proves that the system is plenty capable of delivering home console-quality entertainment for grown up players. This is the kind of game we need to...

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: Bishop (

God of War: Chains of Olympus


Before Kratos took on the gods, he served them as a pawn hoping to be rid of his nightmares caused from his past deeds. When the god Helios is taken from the sky and the world is plunged in to night, the gods implore Kratos to track down his captor...

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: Joel (

God of War: Chains of Olympus


There have been very few games on the PSP that can match the hype and excitement generated from the God of War: Chains of Olympus, coming from one

Fans of God of War are going to eat this game up. It really is the complete package just on a smaller screen. The experience, although a bit on the short side, provides a great experience and is one that actually could deserve a second go around. It...

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: SHAUN CONLIN (

God of War: Chains of Olympus


An excellent reason to own a PlayStation Portable, God of War: Chains of Olympus is an almost-perfectly excellent game to go in it, or a mostly-perfectly excellent game, depending on your half-full interpretation of half-empty glasses. Or...

Though third in a series, God of War: Chains of Olympus makes its debut exclusively on the PlayStation Portable. Forgoing its PlayStation2 console roots for the more relevant Sony system and acting as a prequel to God of War I and II, Chains of Olympus...

Mar, 2008


Expert review by: Sterling McGarvey (

God of War: Chains of Olympus


Ready at Dawn brings Kratos' deicidal mania to handheld to create one of the PSP's greatest titles.

Combat system is among the finest in a handheld game; great weapons; stellar visuals and art design; high replay value

Some frustrating puzzle and combat sections; good but not great story; hardcore gamers will find it too short

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: Mikey Dowling (

God of War: Chains of Olympus


The most important statement that this review can hold is a nod to the talent of the employees at Ready At Dawn Studios. They have taken a huge Sony first-party console game, and have crafted one of (if not the) best handheld experiences ever. God of...

If you've never played a God of War game in your life, and are unsure about it: Don't worry. You'll love this game.

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: Eric (

God of War: Chains of Olympus


It was only a matter of time before Sony released a God of War game on their portable system. The wait was a little longer than expected, but the finished product is worth it. Move over Nintendo DS because the portable wars are about to heat up with...

If you own a PSP then you better buy this game. There is nothing else like this on the PSP and Nintendo DS. Chains of Olympus has the same feel as both God of War games on the Playstation 2. You may not get as many hours as some other games on the PSP,...

Expert review by: Andrew Sztein (

God of War: Chains of Olympus PlayStation Portable Preview


Soon you'll be able to take your mythological rage on the road.

In a sea of questionable releases for the PSP over the last year, GOW is looking like a big budget breath of fresh air on the system. Kratos just may justify that PSP purchase yet. Let's just hope that Sony ups the difficulty a bit before its release....


Product Specifications

Spartan warrior Kratos makes his PSP (PlayStation Portable) debut in a totally original adventure. Set prior to his roaring rampage of revenge in the critically acclaimed God of War, Chains of Olympus chronicles the dark days of Kratos after being deceived into killing his wife and daughter and denouncing his service to Greek God of War, Ares. Seeking absolution for his sins, the Ghost of Sparta pledges himself as servant to the Gods of Olympus. Chains of Olympus allows players to explore Kratos' tragic past in a time during his ten years of servitude, journeying to shadowy lands including the Gates of Hades and the Depths of Tartarus, facing the most feared creatures of Greek mythology... and confronting a painful choice between his daughter's life and saving the world from Atlas' actions. Developed by the award-winning teams of SCEA's Santa Monica Studios and Ready at Dawn Studios, God of War: Chains of Olympus retains the epic set pieces, detailed graphics and dark tone of its predecessors.


ESRB Rating:Mature (17+)
Max Number of Players:1
PEGI Content Descriptors:Violence
PEGI Rating:18+
USK Rating:Keine Jugendfreigabe gem


Compatibility:Game console
Model:Chains of Olympus
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:God of War


Package Type:Retail


Game Console Compatibility:Sony PlayStation Portable
License Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - action