God of War: Ghost of Sparta is Now Available! First Reviews Are In

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Today is the day you’ve been waiting for! Kratos plunges onto the PSP with God of War: Ghost of Sparta, a technologically sophisticated action tour-de-force. Don’t take our word for it – the critics have spoken and they are ecstatic. Get a sneak peek at the first wave of reviews below.

10 / 10 – GOLD Award

“Sparta offers an immersive experience on par with many of the best PS3 games.”PlayStation: The Official Magazine

9.5 / 10 – Editor’s Choice

“Absolutely the best-looking game on the PSP thus far.”IGN

Kotaku Editor’s Choice

“God of War: Ghost of Sparta is a palm-sized epic video game.”Kotaku

Pre-Order Voucher Redeem and PSPgo Owners

Now, for those that pre-ordered through any of our participating retailers, you’ll be able to redeem your retail exclusive voucher code from PSN starting today, November 2nd at 5:00pm PST. Be sure to also redeem your exclusive Deimos Skin (For God of War III) packed into your game disc copy of God of War: Ghost of Sparta!

PSPgo owners, God of War: Ghost of Sparta will be available through PSN today, November 2nd at 5:00pm PST. As a Limited Time Offer, the entire Pre-Order bundle and Deimos Skin will be included as “Gift with Purchase” with God of War: Ghost of Sparta through PSN. To ensure our PSPgo owners are able to take full advantage of the digital exclusives, the offer has now been extended from November 2nd 2010 to November 23rd 2010.

Thanks again to the PlayStation.Blog and Spartan Army Community for their relentless “rage” placed behind the release of God of War: Ghost of Sparta! Hope you guys will enjoy all the pre-order exclusives and the Deimos Skin (For God of War III) as these items were put together for you, the ultimate God of War fans.

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  • I gotz my copy already but need to finish working, sigh. Sure hope the single code gamestop gave me gives me my dynamic theme and avatar.

  • i just got my can’t wait 2 download everything that come with it :)

  • @spideyal
    I just wanted you to know that the free PS Plus GoWIII skin is Dominus which is Kratos in a special set of armor. To get Kratos’ brother you need to buy GoW GoS on PSP which is specially marked to have that.

  • This is the game that eventually got me to dip into the PSP.

    Looking epic. Now just have to wait till Amazon delivers the bundle to my doorstep.

  • Im anxiously waiting for class to be over so I can hurry to my local gamestop and pick my copy up >_<

  • I want to support PSP DL titles and such but I hate the fact that I have to wait so long for you guys to put it online. It is horrible, especially when some updates are at 11pm EST.

  • now 6pm at canada is now out :(((( i can’t wait to buy it!!!!!!!

  • You made me preorder the black and red PSP for that game and I didn’t want a PSP. Good job!

  • Ken, PLEASE HELP!?

    I Pre-Ordered God of War: Ghost of Sparta from Gamestop and only got the game and Deimos Skin…

    WHERE ARE THE 6 GOODIES I PRE ORDERED!!!

    NOTE: it was not the bundle

    • Have you tried asking GameStop directly for the voucher redeem code? The pre-order items are for the game and the PSP Entertainment Pack

  • Way to drop the ball on this one Amazon, no release day delivery T_T

  • @24: Buut out! This is a God of War matter! Just picked up my pre-order a couple hours ago. Can’t wait to play! The pre-order code is going to be redeemed at 7 p.m. Central U.S. time for the PS Store to update so GO-owners can get the gear? I got mine from Gamestop.

  • How many hours left to download?

  • I got the PSP Ghost of Sparta pack at bestbuy earlier and I didn’t get all of the goodies,I don’t have the dynamic theme or the directors round table ,why can’t everything come in the box ???
    I’m a little pissed off but boy, oh boy is the psp powerfull,had no idea.

  • The game is awesome so far. I want the DLC.

  • omg cant wait going to get it right now!!!

  • How big is Ghost of Sparta? I’m trying to figure out what to delete from my Go to make room and am curious how much space i’ll need. :)

  • Just want a clarification here: So the Ultimate DLC bundle + Deimos skin has been extended from November 2nd 2010 to November 23rd 2010 on the digital version of Ghost of Sparta?? Whoaa!!!! Thats almost a month for the people that didn’t preorder lol. Lucky dogs xD

  • This looks great. I wish I could buy it. Sadly I don’t own a PSP.

  • I have a PSP go and but PS3 is getting fixed,so how do I get the PS3 extras?

    • Purchase the game through the PS Store with your PSPgo. You should be able to download the dedicated PSP items for now, and download the rest when you get your PS3 back

  • So us Go owners can buy it anytime this month and get the goodies :D good because i want them but am broke at the moment

  • Apparently you were not honest about the Canadian preorder content Ken. According to my friend who preordered the UMD version all they got was the Deimos skin for God Of War III inside and none of the other stuff.

    • All the other content is through a voucher redeem through retail. It’s not packed within the game or Entertainment Pack bundle. Would suggest having your friend check-in with the retail store that he purchased it from

  • Yeah, I don’t care about those reviews. What about the TotalPlayStation.com review and every other smaller site that actually has something to say? When do they get love?

  • @cano74

    When you buy Ghost of Sparta, all of the pre-order items will show up on the downloads list along with the game. When you get back on your PS3, the PS3 extras should still be there for you to download.

  • Ken wasn’t dishonest about the pre-order content. I obtained the voucher for the extra stuff, but I had to go back to the store(GameStop) to get it, as they did not have it when I picked up the game this morning.

    So, krae-man, Ken was in fact telling the truth. Perhaps your friend should go back to the store and question them, instead of accusing someone not being honest.

  • Oh, by the way, awesome game! Thank you, Playstation and Ready At Dawn Studios for releasing another God of War game for the PSP!!

  • Quick question….I pre ordered the Ghost of Sparta PSP Entertainment Pack from bestbuy.com this past Saturday the 30th, so my package should get here by Friday the 5th, does all the pre order bonus content come in the box?

    Thanks in advance Ken….

    • Pre-Order content is not packed into the game or Entertainment Pack bundle. It will be provided directly through retail at the time of purchase. Hope that helps

  • Thanks, Ken! I definitely will!

  • For people having a hard time with the Gamestop codes (if you pre-ordered) do not panic. Look at your receipt, Gamestop now has their pre-order codes on the receipt with the game purchase. It’s right under the bar code, and right under….Thank you for reserving God of War Ghost of Sparta You PSP unique code is:

  • Ken help us for the psp go owners the psn hasnt updated yet i want GOW GOS now but it didnt update at 5 like it said on my psp

  • Ken is there going to be anything on the PSN store update for GOS besides the game itself? Like themes or avatars?

  • Can not wait for this game and all the goodies with it to arrive from Amazon!!!

  • It is 5PM, where’s the PSN update?

  • @35 and 71 – I pre-ordered in store at EB Games. When I pre-ordered they didn’t really know what I was talking about. When I picked it up today, I asked if the code came with it and they were on the ball and gave it to me before they even bothered with the UMD. Sounds like someone in store made a mistake to me.

  • 5pm and now there :l going to wait for tommorow

  • okay its 5pm why is this update? I can’t get my DLC with my Code?

  • seriously, im refreshing so much the PSN store that my IP will be banned :)

  • And this is why I hate PSN updates and not buying physical copies…it is 8pm EST and nothing in the store!

  • ITS UPDATED, ITS UPDATED!!!!

    nah, kidding :)

  • Can someone confirm for me? I want to make sure I read the blog right. Instead of the Pre-Order Bonuses being offered on the PSN from Nov 2 to Nov 9th, it is now Nov 2 to Nov 23rd, right?

    I am concerned, as I don’t get paid again until Nov 12th, and I really want that directors commentary.

  • toasty, you got it! up to 23rd!

  • ken where is the update? I wait all day for this and you guys are late!

  • its 5pm u lied to us hope u put it up in a minute

  • I’ve come to learn that 5pm Usually isn’t the case, it is usually more towards 6pm

  • I have received my pre-order bonus code from Amazon. It’s not after 5pm PST and it does not work.

  • @u2vini, Thanks. Can’t wait to finally pick this up!

  • Can’t you guys get your act together? I mean all day to wait for a 5pm update which is passed 5pm? Excuse me do we have a problem?

  • Blaaah ive been waiting like over an hour lol.

    I dont wanna be rude, but, if you say 5PM… then… you should probably get the update out at some point before 5PM, not after. >.<

  • @sethchilders and Ken

    Thanks

  • It’s one of the few times that I really wanted to buy something and stayed awake for it
    I feel really disappointed

  • read comment 8… by yours truly.

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