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God Of War Collection: Everything You Love, Plus More

To have Kratos in high definition is good enough for us, but with the addition of Trophies and Sony's claim that other bonus content and goodies might be in store, everyone should be sold on the God of War Collection.

Announced earlier this week, this awesome collection will feature both GoW and GoWII in brilliant 720p HD, 60 fps-action, 2x anti-aliasing, and the benefit of Trophies. But as Sony's John Hight told IGN in a recent Q&A, not all aspects of this Collection are 100% solidified just yet. The look and feel is finished, though; said Hight:

"So, we're still kind of evaluating, but we were prepared to upgrade the textures, at least on Kratos on both games, but honestly it's looking so good that we're thinking, you know what? It's probably better to keep it in its pure form."

It's obvious they're going to keep most of what we know and love; the display is pretty much nailed down, and the gameplay should be identical, of course. But check out what they might be planning to do in terms of extra features:

"All of the content that was in God of War 1 was in the playable image, and that will be in there. With God of War II, we actually had a separate DVD that had some bonus content in it, and what we're exploring with that is... We didn't want to just put a DVD on a Blu-ray disc. We thought that that would be kind of lame. So what we're exploring is putting that content in what's called a media file, so you'll be able to use your PlayStation 3 XrossMediaBar, go over into the Media area and have all the functionality of that to view those movies. So, one of the benefits is that you'll now be able to stop the stuff, rewind, fast-forward, so you'll treat them just like media files. So that's pretty cool."

So really, the games themselves will be basically the same (only that much sharper, of course) but what we'll be looking for are the extra goodies in terms of new content. For the price - $39.99 - it's a damn good package; after all, we're talking about two of the greatest action titles in history.

Related Game(s): God of War Collection

9/2/2009 10:53:25 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (61 posts)

LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 11:06:39 AM
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Poop

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fluffer nutter
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 11:11:33 AM

As in, poop in your shorts because of the great news and possibilities? I didn't thumbs you down.

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 11:15:17 AM

Wow I guess quite a few people don't like poop.


@ fluffer

You make me feel special

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kevinater321
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 11:44:00 AM

i didn't either....

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The_R0gue_Ninja
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 11:46:38 AM

There are some people who simply like poop. That's cool with me. ;)

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 12:40:41 PM

...let's limit the number of comments like these.

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Imagi
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 11:10:06 AM
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Am looking forward to this, shame it is not 1080p, but any extra polish over the native SD version is a bonus.

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Frenchy17
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 11:10:18 AM
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Still have both of them and will most definitely pick this package up as well.

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Cpt_Geez
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 11:33:15 AM

Same here.

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fluffer nutter
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 11:10:25 AM
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Wow. I like their angle.

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OtisFeelgood
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 11:10:52 AM
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I can't wait for this. I haven't played God of War 2 yet. =\

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 11:15:58 AM

How is that possible, you have a bit of explaining to do.

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MadKatBebop
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 11:23:20 AM

I haven't played GOW 1 & 2 yet. So I am defiantly going to get this!.

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OtisFeelgood
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 11:58:21 AM

It's possible because my ps2 died before GOW2 came out and I never bought another ps2. I missed out on GOW2, FF12, Xenosaga Episode 3, and Kingdom Hearts 2. =\

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Jawknee
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 12:25:14 PM

I haven't played any GoW game. Spank me!

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sobleck
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 5:10:47 PM

@Otisfeelgood

*gasps and clutches chest (heartattack)

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Fane1024
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 2:09:53 AM

@MadKat

Whom are you defying by buying it?

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kevyd09
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 11:18:48 AM
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i havent played any of these titles and i cant wait for this to come out so i can get to grips with these games

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PS3addict
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 11:56:18 AM

You will get hooked. They are great games and now you get to see HD boobies! Sex scenes stay in right??
Ok, yeah, not as great as the real things, but still nice to look at.

Seriously though, these games are just a blast to play.

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PS3addict
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 5:23:36 PM

Wow, I thought everybody liked titties, real or fake...
Thanks to the others for evening it out there.

Just titties in a game, nothing more. sorry to those that prefer hairy arses ;)

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PS3addict
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 11:19:08 AM
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I am just a bit concerned that they are handing this project to a relatively virgin dev team...

It is not Sony doing this, they passesd it off to Blue point to work on.
Please let them do a good job..

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Banky A
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 1:30:00 AM

Mmmm virgin... olive oil.

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rossinator_99
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 11:21:33 AM
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played both, loved both...looks like i will be picking up a revamped version to play through before march '10 arrives. time to kick some godly ass all over again!!!

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Naga
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 11:22:23 AM
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Its looking great I need this

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Sir Shak
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 11:29:28 AM
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So this is going to be the first hybrid BD Sony was talking about .

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mexgeo86
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 11:29:48 AM
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So we can defeat the Hydra once more...in HD? nice!

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bOnEs
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 11:32:53 AM
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beat the first but, only got about half way through the second one... i own both still for the PS2 but, i would love to play these games upgraded to HD... i might seriously consider buying this for the upgrade in graphics (and really, they already looked pretty good on the PS2) and because of the implemented trophies...

sounds like a winner to me...

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ThePearlJamer
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 1:23:52 PM

Same here...but I could definitely use a catch up before GOWIII

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mustang750r
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 11:43:53 AM
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Thank you Sony for giving me (and others) a second chance at killing gods from the beginning of it all. Oh, thanks for it being in HD with bonus goodies and such.

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anjpikapp3
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 11:45:27 AM
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Anyone have any idea on when this releases?

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PS3addict
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 12:11:01 PM

Looks like 11-10-09 will be the release date.

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___________
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 3:47:49 AM

same day as MW2.
now if thats not a massive STFU to activision i dont know what is.
serves those cocky selfish cheap bastards right.

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___________
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 3:48:06 AM

same day as MW2.
now if thats not a massive STFU to activision i dont know what is.
serves those cocky selfish cheap bastards right.

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kevinater321
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 11:46:00 AM
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I can't wait, my friend is getting this for me for christmas. I CAN'T WAIT! YA I JUST SHARTED!

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Banky A
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 1:31:39 AM

Wowowowowwow.

That is one generous, kind and loving friend. Niiiice.

Lucky ^_^

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Ricochet
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 11:58:34 AM
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I wouldn't be surprised if they push it to 1080p. Isn't GOW 3 going to be in that resolution? But yes, I haven't played GOW II and I nearly bought a PS2 for it (again). Along with Trophies, this is a must collection.

I hope Kojima, Team ICO developers will take a gander at this success and considering MGS4, they should've done the exact same thing.

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mexgeo86
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 12:21:10 PM

GT5 is gonna be 1080p as is Uncharted 2 (i'm sure) so hopefully these motions begin to set that as a standard so that games like God of War and those after it will also follow suit.

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Ricochet
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 11:58:35 AM
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I wouldn't be surprised if they push it to 1080p. Isn't GOW 3 going to be in that resolution? But yes, I haven't played GOW II and I nearly bought a PS2 for it (again). Along with Trophies, this is a must collection.

I hope Kojima, Team ICO developers will take a gander at this success and considering MGS4, they should've done the exact same thing.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 12:32:15 PM

Oh how awesome that would be. Remaster MGS 1,2 and 3 with Trophy support.

But before that, GIVE US MGS4 TROPHIES KOJIMA!

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AcidReign91
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 12:01:25 PM
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I was just thinking, what if they include this with the GoW3 limited edition. This is the only thing stopping me at the moment from getting this because I havn't played the first 2 games. What do you guys think? Will they include this in the limited edition.

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PS3addict
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 12:12:54 PM

The real question for me is will they recode and include Chains of Olympus for the PS3 in the limited edition as well? I want to play this, but do not have a PSP...

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Button Masher
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 1:03:16 PM

If all three games were bundled as a "Mythic Trilogy" set there's no way I'm not purchasing on Day one.

BTW, for anyone who's never played any of the GOW series, here's the bottom line:

The greatest game on the PS2 was GOW...until GOW II came along!

I think that means the only person that can kick Kratos's @$$...is KRATOS!!!

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___________
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 3:54:48 AM

in the article IGN asked them if chains of olympus will be in there, and sadly no it wont.
but there not going to do this plus a limited edition of GOW3 with these included.
theres no point, people who wanted GOW and GOW2 in HD would buy this why wait till march and get them with GOW3.
the LE will probably be a latex head of helios :D
a making of bluray, plastic replicas of the chaos blades and a little diary like the one out of batman AA, with some cool posters more games need posters and some cool themes for the PS3s XMB.
cased in a limited edition steel book.
now thats what i want, that would be so cool.
but 1 thing i really want is a massive painting of kratos on top of a titan killing his enemies, like the first trailer we saw.
now that would be SWEET!!! but expensive.

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inkme101
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 12:40:33 PM
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chains of olympus was an awesome game. that is a genius idea. god i hope it gets included.

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Dustinwp
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 1:27:08 PM
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I still have all three God of War games, but am going to purchase this on day one. God of War:Chains of Olympus is the best example of a AAA title being integrated on a handheld gaming device.

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LowKey
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 1:43:38 PM
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Well, I do need new GOW discs, as I have seemed to have worn them out so I may pick this up even though I have been complaining about game reduxs alot as of late.

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godsman
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 1:44:28 PM
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I guess this is the Backward Compatibility Patent that Sony signed. Instead of making PS2 game BC, they making PS3 games out of PS2 and reselling them. This is good news for me, since I have no PS2 games. Reviving the PS2 era with better graphics is win-win.

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 3:11:01 PM

Why don't you have any PS2 games? Not having any games from what many regard the greatest videogame generation EVER is quite sad to me.

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Trarman
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 3:18:29 PM
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What will look better? This remake of GoW at 720p or the original PS2 version smoothed and upscaled by the PS3 to 1080p?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 4:12:14 PM
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"were prepared to upgrade the textures, at least on Kratos on both games, but honestly it's looking so good that we're thinking, you know what? It's probably better to keep it in its pure form."

Wait, does that mean no upgraded textures? Boo.

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Banky A
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 1:33:05 AM

Booooo

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Robochic
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 5:35:37 PM
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can't wait I do have the orginal ps2 games but if this has trophies I will upgrade.

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mustang750r
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 5:55:33 PM
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Some say that on days when he's bored he goes by the name Master Chief. And he has tea parties with his daughter Calliope when he's not killing god. All we know is... he's called Kratos.

lol To much Top Gear I suppose.

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Banky A
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 1:34:46 AM

There's never enough Top Gear.
Unless you're talkin' repeats, then yeah that's too much ;)

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mustang750r
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 6:16:45 PM

We need moar Top Gear!

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jlch777
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 6:09:03 PM
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I would love to have a remastered version of GT3 and GT4 (:

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Metal Head
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 8:07:53 PM
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I own both games but never play them. I know I missed out on the best action game of the last decade. But a special girl took most of my time until now that we broke up. Games keep me busy from thinking of her. Now I have an excuse to play them and keep collecting trophies.

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JackieBoy
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 1:29:20 AM
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I've completed both on my ps2 but, I will definitely be getting this. Nice to remind myself the story and get into the GoW3 by the time I finsh 2...

Btw - why are you people are so obsessed about trophies? Some of ppl are spending 40 bucks ONLY for the trophies, the great game is just an "add on"
It's like - "hey, I killed 400 cyclops in 5 seconds! I have platinium!", but it's sound more like - "I'm spending 24/7 with my ps3, I'm retarded..."

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___________
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 3:57:20 AM
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i just read a article saying this is not going to see a 09 release date in europe.
o please say it is not true.
i swear to god if this is not released here in australia in 2009 sony headquarters will burn to the ground.
jks, but still their attitude to this country is absolute BS their really really really starting to piss me off.
i dont see M$ ever doing this.

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JackieBoy
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 6:27:40 AM

yes it's true. But no fear - if you cant wait untill early 2010, just buy it on ebay:) There's no country protection on ps3 games...

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ohmikkie
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 3:55:37 PM

yep I just read about it on gamezine. looks like i'll have to head to ebay then.

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