God of War Collection - PS3

Game Description: Experience God of War and God of War II like you've never seen them before: remastered in full HD. The single-disc collection also includes the E3 2009 demo of God of War III.
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God of War Collection: A Comparison

God of War Collection: A Comparison

By Sterling McGarvey - Posted Nov 20, 2009

In preparation for the upcoming God of War III, Sony has released God of War Collection, a compilation containing both God of War and God of War II on one Blu-ray disc, as well as a download voucher for the God of War III demo. Both games have been remastered at 1280 x 720 resolution with anti-aliased graphics and 60 frame per second action, as well as trophy support for each game. G4tv.com won’t be running a scored review of God of War Collection, but we’ve set up videos with highlights from both God of War and God of War II’s opening boss battles so that you can see the difference between the PlayStation 2 classics (running upscaled on a 60 GB PlayStation 3, of course) and the remastered Blu-ray versions.

If you’re not familiar with the first game, please watch this 2005 trailer for God of War

Here’s a video laying out comparisons between the PlayStation 2 version running on a PS3 and the newly remastered game for God of War Collection, narrated by yours truly: 

And if you’re still on the fence about the quality of the 2007 PS2 sequel, here’s a look at X-Play’s video review of God of War II:

And in the vein of the God of War comparison video, I present the God of War II comparison video, also narrated by yours truly: 

I’ve done my best to let the videos speak for themselves, but for any PlayStation 3 owner who has never played either game, I emphatically recommend picking up the compilation. Both games are among the finest titles of the PlayStation 2 era, and thanks to a facelift and fluid animation, have aged wonderfully compared to, say, many PlayStation 3 launch titles. God of War Collection is among the best remastered compilations released in a long time.

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  • radion_null

    Everything got upscaled except for the cut-scenes, both in-game and CG. I guess redoing the cut-scenes would've required way more work.

    Posted: November 20, 2009 11:33 PM
  • hoof_hearted4

    o and for those of you who say you cant see a difference, your crazy cause i can see an obvious difference and its 2:30 in the morning and im like falling asleep! :P

    Posted: November 20, 2009 11:10 PM
  • hoof_hearted4

    im buying cause ive only played the 2nd one, never the 1st one, plus the trophies, plus the graphics, plus god of war is just plain badass time a kajillion and a half

    Posted: November 20, 2009 11:06 PM
  • reaganomics83

    there isn't much of a difference. i reluctantly traded in both my god of war games because i don't have a backwards compatible ps3. i've put a deposit down months ago for the collection because i just love both games and having the abilities to get trophies is a little more incentive to get it. i think they put these out mostly for those ps3 owners without backward compatibility. i think it would be a good idea for sony to enable trophies for the ps one classics downloaded from the playstation store. I think they need to have ps2 greatest hit avaliable for download also.

    Posted: November 20, 2009 10:00 PM
  • csmonroe02

    personally im probably going to trade in my ps2 versions in at game stop and some other games for it. i unfortunately dont have a backward compatible ps3.

    Posted: November 20, 2009 9:30 PM
  • panzerfist

    Also the video review for GoWII craps out at 2:14

    Posted: November 20, 2009 8:54 PM
  • panzerfist

    I pre-ordered it for the demo that wasn't the E3 demo

    Posted: November 20, 2009 8:51 PM
  • ultra man 38

    love godofwar cool game.

    Posted: November 20, 2009 7:45 PM
  • StarWars_Enigma

    I dont know, what do you think Sterling? I already have both God of war games on ps2 discs and I dont see much of a difference between the two. The God Of War collection looks a tiny bit better, especially at the hydra impaling scene, but I dont know if its worth hashing out another 30 or 40 dollars. What would you do?

    Posted: November 20, 2009 7:36 PM
  • JediMasterRick

    I'm playing it now. It looks real good to me.

    Posted: November 20, 2009 7:32 PM
  • The Emperor's Champion

    There IS a significant difference . I can actually see the difference in these videos and that's watching it on the crappy quality of "HD" internet video, so logically the difference must be even more noticeable when run through actual HD.

    Posted: November 20, 2009 7:31 PM
  • elminino

    i only going to play it to get the trophys and because this game it ... goo

    Posted: November 20, 2009 7:21 PM
  • DemitriVampiro

    there's no significant difference if im correct up-scaling a ps2 game with your ps3 brings it up to HD so what Sony did was, do that already for you on a hard copy and added trophies support. just that sony up-scaling it manually is slightly better

    Posted: November 20, 2009 7:15 PM
  • cheatingthesystem21

    i'm gonna get GOW: Collection now !

    Posted: November 20, 2009 6:50 PM