God of War: Chains of Olympus

04 Mar 2008

PlayStation Portable
8.8 rating
850 want
4181 played
121 playing
133 reviews
Ready at Dawn
SCE Santa Monica Studio
Sony Computer Entertainment



Kratos makes his inaugural appearance on a portable gaming platform in the third instalment of the God of War series. Chains of Olympus serves as a prequel, unfolding its narrative a decade before the events in the original God of War. While retaining the familiar gameplay dynamics of its predecessors, subtle modifications enhance the overall experience. Kratos embarks on a journey through various levels, engaging in relentless combat against foes and formidable bosses, deciphering puzzles based on manipulating boxes, and participating in quick-time events. Throughout his odyssey, he amasses red orbs to fortify his weapons and abilities, secures Gorgon eyeballs to augment his health, and acquires Phoenix feathers to amplify his magical prowess. The game's controls underwent refinement to harmonize with the reduced button configuration of the PSP. Dodging, for instance, now necessitates the utilization of both shoulder buttons and the analogue stick. The iconic Blades of Chaos, synonymous with the God of War series, make a return, accompanied by an array of new weapons and magical spells such as the Sun Shield, Efreet spell, and Light of Dawn. The narrative unfolds as the Gods dispatch Kratos to the city of Attica, charging him with the defence against an encroaching Persian army. However, as Morpheus unleashes chaos, Kratos finds himself compelled to harness his formidable powers to once again rescue the world from impending doom.

Story 9/10
Characters 8/10
Gameplay 10/10
Graphics 9/10
Designs 8,5/10
Soundtrack 10/10
Atmosphere 10/10

GOW Chains of Olympus 9/10
27 Feb 2024
One of the best games on the psp
14 Mar 2023
even on the psp it's still a great time. the combos are flashy, the game is still cinematic, not much has changed.
24 Nov 2022
The first PSP game from the series follows the GOW formula succesfully and delivers a great game.
12 Jan 2024
Chains of olympus is a short but sweet experience that is good enough if you wish to kill some time on a flight or wish to finish a game in a single night.

One major complain I might have, is that near the end the game feels like it is padding itself with encounter after encounter. Which is kind of weird, since the game is already so small, like 4 hours small, so this padding feels really pointless.

Still, the boss fights, puzzles, and story was as interesting as any mainline console entry, so if you were afraid of it not being a traditional GOW experience then fear not. It is as entertaining as the rest of them.
06 Oct 2022
Playtime: 6h 5m 49s
Difficulty: Hero
11 Nov 2021
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