God of War Collection: A ComparisonBy 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.