Developer: SCE Santa Monica Studio
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
I'm slightly embarrassed to admit that up until the recent release of the incredible God of War III, I had never witnessed Kratos's bid for revenge against the Greek Gods for myself. Call me oblivious, but sadly, having not been an owner of the Playstation 2, I never had an opportunity to pick up the first two games in the series. Thus, coming to the release of the third and final in the trilogy this April (which I thoroughly enjoyed by the way!) was from a newcomer's stance- the combos, the platforming, puzzles, Kratos's anger management issues- all brand new to me.
It's a shame then that Sony have only just decided to release the God of War: Collection on this side of the pond. Out in the US since November, the delay has meant that Kratos's journey to revenge has ended before I even got the chance to play the first two games in the series. I could have waited, yes, but the hype machine proved insurmountable to pass, and I, like countless others, played one of the most epic games ever before seen. Released here on the 30th April 2010, the God of War: Collection packs in God of War and God of War II on a single Blu-Ray disc. Both are also re-mastered in glorious high definition at a resolution of 720p and feature trophy support for the PS3.
The region-free PS3 has meant that you may have already imported the collection, but if you haven't yet (like myself), you might want to be on the look out for this. At around £20, it's a bargain for two of PS2's most prestigious games.