God of War Collection Volume II

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VideoGod of War Collection Volume 2 trailer

Both PSP titles remastered in full HD.

Digital FoundryGoW Collection II: Ghost of Sparta 720p vs. 1080p Video

Performance analysis of Ready at Dawn's HD remake.

Digital FoundryGoW Collection II: Chains of Olympus 720p vs. 1080p Video

Ready at Dawn's HD remaster targets 60fps in full HD.

Digital FoundryGod of War Collection II: PSP vs. PS3 Video

An HD remaster that phenomenally improves the original.

Key events

God of War PSP dev's new game is for PS3

Is a third-person action adventure.

The independent studio behind the God of War PlayStation Portable games is making a third-person action adventure game for the PlayStation 3, a new job listing has revealed.

EU PlayStation Store update 14th Sept

EU PlayStation Store update 14th Sept

From Dust! Renegade Ops! God of War!

All hail god game From Dust, which headlines this week's update to the EU PlayStation Store.

Ubisoft's beautiful Caribbean sandbox was showered with a delightful 9/10 in Eurogamer's From Dust review.

But perhaps you fancy something with more firepower. Then meet Renegade Ops, a twin-stick vehicular shooter from Just Cause developer Avalanche Studios.

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Out This Week - 16/09/11

Trackmania! Gunstringer! God of War! Splinter Cell!

With the season's initial surge of big hitters - the likes of Deus Ex, Driver and Space Marine - already nestled in the charts, it's time to take a breather.

EU PlayStation Store update 7th Sept

EU PlayStation Store update 7th Sept

BloodRayne: Betrayal! God of War demo!

Downloadable PlayStation 3 title BloodRayne: Betrayal headlines this week's list of new downloadable content on the PSN Store.

The game is a 2D sidescroller featuring half-vampire series star Rayne. It's out on Xbox Live Arcade today too, although when bought through the PlayStation Network Play promotion gamers get a BloodRayne: Betrayal avatar item for PlayStation Home.

PS3 gamers can nab a demo of God of War Collection: Volume 2, which features PlayStation Portable Kratos adventures God of War: Chains of Olympus and God of War: Ghost of Sparta remastered in HD and 3D compatible.

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God of War Collection Volume II

Does context matter? This is the question that's been whirling around in my head, like the Blades of Chaos, as I battled through the two PSP titles in this collection, now reborn in HD for the PlayStation 3.

A good game should remain a good game wherever it lands, surely? And both Chains of Olympus and Ghost of Sparta are assuredly good games, at least within their own narrow niche of blood-spattered melee combat. But they are unmistakably handheld games reworked for a different format. Does that lessen their appeal, or simply remind us of their more humble origin?

Let's not get ahead of ourselves. Following the success of the first God of War Collection, which transferred the first two games into HD so that fans could enjoy the whole trilogy without having to sully their eyes with olden days pixels, it was somewhat inevitable that their handheld cousins would also get the PS3 treatment, enabling the Kratos completists to have all his brutal escapades in one place.

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GOW Origins HD cinematics in full 1080p

Ready at Dawn digs deep for HD Collection.

Developer Ready at Dawn has re-mastered all of the cinematics from PlayStation Portable games God of War Chains of Olympus and Ghost of Sparta in native 1080p for God of War: Collection Volume 2.

God of War Master Collection sighted

PS2, PS3 and PSP games in one pack.

God of War Master Collection will bundle all the PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3 and PSP games in Sony's action series into a single release, according to a listing on Amazon Germany.