God of War Collection
System: Playstaton 3
Release Date: November 17, 2009
God of War Collection is a compilation of the PS2 hack ‘n slash games God of War & God of War II. Both games were updated specifically for the PS3, meaning that they now play in HD resolution. Other noteworthy improvements are being able to run the games at a consistent 60 frames-per-second (instead of a variable FPS rate on the PS2), less jagged edges via anti-aliasing, and sharpened textures. The PS2 graphics were no slouch to begin with, but this collection puts these games on a whole ‘nother level.
If you’re into trophies, this collection allows you to earn them individually for both games. Another added bonus is the inclusion of God of War II “bonus content,” which is basically a dozen or so videos about the making of the game, hidden levels, character development, etc. You really get a lot of bang for your buck with this package.
If you have never played either God of War game before, you absolutely must get this set! Being able to play through both games in HD for the first time is an absolute privilege. Even those who experienced the PS2 originals should give this a look — the sharp graphics and addition of trophies almost make the games feel brand new. Individually, the games are both great, but as a collection this is nothing short of amazing. Two great games at a budget price = gold.
For more information on each game, please visit my individual reviews: