Ars Technica writes: "Sometimes, when playing a game, you get one of those increasingly-rare "wow" moments where you sit back and think, "This is amazing!" It's hard not to have one of those revelations while playing the PSP title God of War: Chains of Olympus for one simple reason: developer Ready at Dawn has taken everything great about the God of War series on the PlayStation 2 and has managed to put it lovingly into a PSP release.
Chains of Olympus is a game that lives on a PSP comfortably; it looks just as good as its console big brothers in the series. It really is an amazing accomplishment, and it shows just how powerful the PSP is as a portable. Its large, wide screen also shows off the graphics to their full extent. If you've ever wanted to sell a friend on the system, you have your newest tool. "