God of War Origins Collection Review

God of War Origins Collection (Available only on PS3)
ESRB Rating: M
Players: 1
Genre: Action
Publisher: SCEA
Developer: Ready At Dawn Studios
Release Date: September 13th, 2011

Parent Talk: God of War is known for extreme violence, gore and nudity.  Minors shouldn’t play games like this.  It’s rated M for mature for a good reason, parents…listen to the ESRB.

Plays Like: Any modern third-person action game.

Review Basis: Played through both games on the PSP, and those on this collection.

Disclaimer: For detailed information on each game, please read through the following reviews.

God of War: Chains of Olympus Review: http://www.projectcoe.com/sony/games/gow_coo.html?var1=sc3

God of War: Ghost of Sparta Review: http://www.projectcoe.com/2010/12/07/god-of-war-ghost-of-sparta-review/

What’s New?

  • Trophies!  That’s right boys and girls. This collection, similar to the already-released God of War Collection, features two Platinum trophies for you to unlock.
  • Stereoscopic 3D support.  If you own one of those fancy 3D HDTVs, you can enjoy two of the best PSP games in 3D.
  • HD support.  The graphics have been vastly improved since the original PSP offerings and upscaled to glorious 1080p high-definition.  While some portions look a little rough around the edges, these games haven’t looked nicer.
  • Vastly improved audio.  Supporting DTS Digital Surround and Dolby Digital 5.1, both games sound better than ever.
  • Enhanced controls.  Thanks to the DualShock 3, players can use the second analog stick to easily dodge incoming attacks.

The Lowdown:

If you want to play two of the best PSP games that just so happen to look, sound and play better now, pick this collection up.  PS3 owners who are PSP-less can finally enjoy the complete God of War saga thanks to God of War Collection, God of War III, and now God of War Origins Collection.  You simply can’t go wrong.

Average Score Scale: 8.5 (+/- 0.5) out of 10

Personal Final Score: 8.5/10 (Neutral)

Reason for +0.5 Inflation: If you adore God of War and never played either of these games before.

Reason for -0.5 Deflation: Other than improved audio and visuals, not much else has changed.

4 thoughts on “God of War Origins Collection Review”

  1. I have Chains of Olympus on PSP, but not Ghost of Sparta, so I’m a little more inclined to pick up this collection. The addition of Trophies is pretty cool, though I do like the portability factor of the PSP. I like the series, and it would be pretty cool to see these games improved upon.

  2. Do you like this format Tim? I’m trying something new with this one because I figure the games have barely been altered other than the audio and the visuals. I think it allows us to pump out a review in a unique way because it gives readers a simple idea of what came before and what’s new now.

  3. The simple approach works well here, I agree. I think that when people see collection packs/remakes like this, they just want to know what’s included and if it’s any better than what’s currently available. Plus linking to the original game reviews means that people who are interested in the actual game scenario and content can check it out.

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