God of War: Chains of Olympus is likely one of the year's best handheld titles. The combat is tight enough to attract both long-time fans and gamers who've never played the PS2 games. It's also one of the best-looking PSP titles to date; the fusion of familiar-looking art and prototypical-looking monsters ably captures that prequel feeling. It's worth noting that there can be some frustrating sections, that the story is good but not great, and that it'll be a brief experience for the voraciously hardcore. Despite these complaints, the bonus content should provide strong motivation for another playthrough. Chains of Olympus is more than another console game grafted to PSP; it's a pint-sized triumph for the platform.