Game Vortex writes: "Few PSP games match the visual prowess of God of War: Chains of Olympus. In some respects, the PSP's entry into the series looks better than the console version. Levels are kept small, but still feel like they are part of something much bigger. While the feeling doesn't carry through as well in Chains of Olympus as it does in past games, it still works incredibly well. The most impressive thing about the game is that it manages to squeeze a whole lot of action onto the screen while keeping a steady framerate. While there are a few noticeable shortcuts taken to achieve this (such as a reduction in on-screen enemies), Ready at Dawn still deserves a whole lot of credit.
Both the voicework and soundtrack are incredible and faithfully recreate the console experience. All of the original voices from the console games appear and deliver excellent performances. The soundtrack successfully blends a number of familiar themes with a few new ones, creating a soundtrack that fits the game perfectly."