The angry god of war is yours to control once more in God of War Collection Volume II on PlayStation 3. Featuring two games previously only available on PSP, you take Kratos through a violent journey in God of War: Chains of Olympus and God of War: Ghost of Sparta, to discover his dark secrets.
It's a massive quest which is both engaging and challenging, as you take part in majestic set pieces in locations that span the far reaches of Greek mythology. You battle a brilliant batch of mythological beasts, including Cyclops, basilisks, gorgons and ruthless skeletons.
Fortunately for Kratos, you have a massive variety of upgradable attacks to bring even the biggest foe to its knees. Armed with the Blades of Chaos, and later the Blades of Athena, the merciless god of war can slice through enemies, unleash devastating magic attacks like The Efreet and the Eye of the Storm and perform finishing moves that come in the shape of mini-games where you must press the correct button combination as it flashes on-screen. Success means you live to fight another day, while failure drags Kratos ever closer to a grim demise.
Both Chains of Olympus and Ghost of Sparta feature epic openings that throw you straight into the action. However, fear not, you brutal god of war, as a handy in-game tutorial eases you in, teaching you basic and advanced combat techniques. Clever use of camera angles also helps to show you the way forward and offer hints to puzzles.
God of War Collection Volume II is a well paced and engrossing blockbuster that feels right at home on PlayStation 3. The wireless controller is intuitive for the varied fights you throw the ghost of Sparta into, while the Right stick is perfect for evading the onslaught of assaults thrown at you. You are the god of war - grab your blades and crush anyone who stands in your way.