Two tales of vengeance
In God of War you will discover the origins of Kratos' unstoppable arsenal, the Blades of Chaos; mighty weapons forged in the pits of Hades and handed to him by Ares in a bid to carry out his orders of destruction.
The story begins in Athens where Kratos battles the three-headed monster, Hydra, before embarking on a bloody mission for Athena who wants him to stop Ares and save her city from defeat. In order to do this Kratos must set out on a journey to track down Pandora's Box, which grants any mortal who possesses it the power to defeat a god.
Unfortunately, the box has been locked deep within Pandora's Temple located on the back of the Titan, Cronos, who has been cursed by Zeus to wander the Desert of Lost Souls for all eternity. As this epic story unfolds you will uncover mysteries surrounding Kratos true origins and eventually comes face to face with Ares in a bloody battle to the death.
In God of War II Kratos is stripped of his powers, slain and cast down to an eternity of torment in Hades before being rescued by Gaia, the mother of the Titans, who offers him a deal: help the Titans destroy the gods by locating the Sisters of Fate on the Island of Creation to alter his past and crush Zeus.
Embarking on this perilous journey through mythical lands he comes face to face with ancient legends including the magical horse, Pegasus, the Titan Typhon and Prometheus and Atlas.
Greek out in High Definition
The God of War Collection on PlayStation 3 features completely remastered versions of both God of War and God of War II originally available on PlayStation 2, now on a single Blu-ray Disc, making it the ideal way to experience Kratos' vengeance fuelled adventures for the first time, or all over again in stunning High Definition. Both games were originally developed by Sony Santa Monica, and these remastered editions have been brought to life on PS3 by Bluepoint Games.
In High Definition, both games have a fresh and even more polished look, including an increased frame rate that sees the game run smoother and faster allowing for extra responsiveness when controlling Kratos. The Blu-ray Disc also features all of the additional extras found on the original PlayStation 2 versions, plus the addition of full Trophy support, which means you are rewarded all over again by completing both games and unlocking the vast amount of Trophies on offer.
The God of War Collection on PlayStation 3 truly is the finest way to experience two of the most acclaimed action games ever on PlayStation 2.
Unleash your fury
In God of War you have a huge arsenal of moves at your disposal, all of which you'll need to master if you are to defeat the hordes of creatures sent to destroy you. Combining combo attacks with on-screen prompts that trigger hugely imaginative and bloody finishing moves, the action in God of War sets the scene for one of the most ambitious and adrenaline-fuelled sagas on PlayStation. In addition to the Blades of Chaos, you are also granted numerous gifts from the gods including devastating magic attacks that are essential to your arsenal and play a key role in defeating some of the game's tougher opponents.
The chaos continues to reign in God of War II where Kratos' signature weapons, the Blades of Chaos, make a welcome return and are as potent and as slick to use as ever, allowing you to cut a swathe through crowds of enemies - and take down some truly momentous foes. Plus, with additional combat techniques it's now possible for you to switch weapons mid-combo, creating a breathtaking variety of free flowing attack options. As per usual, the slick brawling is sprinkled with an assortment of puzzles ranging from quick and simple to the much more elaborate.
With more bosses than before and some truly monumental encounters with mythical creatures, God of War II is a defining moment in PlayStation 2 history that you can now experience in glorious High Definition on PlayStation 3.