God of War: Chains of Olympus

Alternative title(s)
Antiquity gameCAG
ReleaseMar 4, 2008
PublisherSony Computer Entertainment, Capcom (JP)
DeveloperReady at Dawn, SCE Santa Monica Studio
Platform(s)PSP
ModeSingle-player
GenreAction-adventure; role-playing game; hack and slash; hero-based
SettingMythological storyworld based on Ancient Greece
Notable charactersBAthena, Eos, Persephone, Atlas, Helios, Charon, Morpheus
DLC

On Sep 13, 2011, remastered versions of God of War: Chains of Olympus and God of War: Ghost of Sparta were released together in God of War Origins Collection (also called God of War Collection – Volume II [EU, AU]) for the PS3.

On Aug 28, 2012, remastered versions of God of War, God of War II, God of War: Chains of Olympus, God of War: Ghost of Sparta and God of War III were released together in God of War Saga (PS3).

Bibliography

Furtwängler, F. (2012). ‘God of War and the Mythology of Games’ in T.S. Thorsen (ed.), Greek and Roman Games in the Computer Age. Trondheim: Akademika Publishing, 27-51.

Gordon, J. (2017). ‘When Superman smote Zeus: analysing violent deicide in popular culture’ in Classical Receptions Journal 9 (2), 211-236.

Lowe, D. (2009). ‘Playing with Antiquity: Videogame Receptions of the Classical World’ in D. Lowe & K. Shahabudin (eds.), Classics for All: Reworking Antiquity in Mass Culture. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press, 64-90.

Lowe, D. (2012). ‘Always Already Ancient: Ruins in the Virtual World’ in T. S. Thorsen (ed.), Greek and Roman Games in the Computer Age. Trondheim: Akademika Publishing, 53-90.

Additional keywords

gods, heroes, myth

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