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PlayStation Store throwing a God of War sale this week

by Ron Duwell | March 25, 2015March 25, 2015 10:40 am EST

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In addition to this week’s Spring Fever 2015, celebrating the PlayStation 3, 4, and Vita port of Metal Slug 3, Sony is also trying to stir up some excitement for the God of War series by throwing a sale for every game in the franchise.

I think it goes without saying that the prize of the sale is the God of War Collection, an HD bundle of the first two games. God of War and God of War II are the highest rated games in the franchise and are the obvious best place to start for new comers. The games can be purchased separately for $8.99 each or together for $17.99.

The God of War: Origins Collection also gives an HD overhaul to the two PSP games, Chains of Olympus and Ghost of Sparta. My advise is to skip these on the console and play them on the Vita. I am slowly finding out that PSP games should typically be left were the designers intended: on a handheld. Thanks for the lesson Square Enix! For some reason, though, the console HD versions are cheaper at $11.99 together, and the original PSP releases are $8.99 a piece.

Maybe Sony would prefer you play these on the big screen.

The multiplayer extravaganza God of War: Ascension is also available for $12.00 if you want it, but that one didn’t fly over well with fans. The only game missing from the sale is God of War III, most likely because Sony would prefer you pay for the incoming PlayStation 4 remaster coming to the PlayStation Store on July 14.

Any of these catch your eye? I’m not a big fan of God of War, but I haven’t played the PSP games. I might try them, but Bloodborne is a bit too tempting to throw money at this week.

More importantly, why the God of War focus as of late?  Are we going to be shown something at E3? Is Kratos going to be thrown into an open-world action game? That seems to be the trend these days.

Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...