God of War: Origins Collection

Game review by Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Two of the PSP’s most violent games come to PlayStation 3.

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 16+

Based on 5 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 18+

Gory fun with good gameplay but not for kids

This is one game (ok it's technically 2 games) you don't want to play around your kid, parents, or girlfriend. Excessive violence and nudity with a sex minigame in both of the 2 games. But that doesn't mean it's not a fun game. With solid gameplay and impressive graphics (for 2 psp games imported onto the PS3) it also has a surprisingly good story behind all the gore. Chains of Olympus tells events that happened right before the original GoW and Ghost of Sparta adds in filler for between GoW and GoW II. While not essential to play, they add a lot to the series and are still really fun. Most times I don't agree with Commons Sense media's reviews in regards to positive role models but they were right on in this case. Kratos is an anti-hero who kills anyone or anything in his way. The only possible positve message here is in Ghost of Sparta where he risks his life to save his brother from the god of death Thanatos.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
age 14+

good games, stop being so mad

Great games

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

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