Rated 8 out of 10 by Xinra Beware With Buying Pre-Owned
This is an amazing collection of games for such a very low price. I was able to acquire this gem for the ridiculous low used-game price. What a bargain right? Of course it is, but what I didn't realize until a week later was that if you buy "used", you only get 3 games... not 5 games as displayed on the case cover. It seems that used version of the game doesn't come with "Chains of Olympus" or "Ghosts of Sparta"; these are redeemable via a special coupon (apparently) in a new purchase version of the game. So while God of War, God of War II, and God of War III are great games in, and of themselves - this particular collection in "used" bargain format doesn't yield the full five games as advertised/mentioned on the case. I'm still very happy with the three games I have for the price, but I was just slightly disappointed at my unfortunate discovery. Just beware of what you're actually getting here. In retrospect, I would've purchased the "new" version, considering what I get for the price. Lesson learned. ツ
Rated 10 out of 10 by KingdomSlayah Play of the the best series ever made.
God of War Saga is a absolutely phenomenal package. For the asking price, this game is like a steal. You receive A LOT of bang for your buck. In fact, this package may be the best package of all time. So many amazing games, for one low price. God of War 1, God of War 2, God of War Chains of Olympus, and God of War Ghost of Sparta are masterfully recreated in amazing HD. God of War 3 was created for the PS3 and the PS3 only. Not only is it one of the best games of this generation, but of all time. Gameplay is obviously amazing. God of War basically reinvented hack and slash games. Sound quality is absolutely fantastic, immersing you into the game. Graphics are what you expect from each game. If you're looking for the ultimate graphic experience, God of War 3 is right there for you. With so many games, this package will keep you company for years to come. BUY IT NOW, YOU WON'T REGRET IT.
Note: Chains of Olympus and Ghost of Sparta are downloadable and ONLY downloadable. Buy it before March 2013 because the code expires after that.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Drummer84 All 5 games, even when purchased pre-owned!
Last month, I went to Gamestop to buy the God of War Saga pre-owned, and there was a voucher for the God of War: Origins Collection. I was actually prepared to buy the Origins Collection separately because I thought the voucher wouldn't work, since it was a used game. The girl at Gamestop suggested that I try the voucher first before buying the Origins Collection. When I took the game home, I put in the voucher code, and lo and behold, it actually worked! I was able to download the Origins Collection! I got all 5 games for the pre-owned price. Now, hear me out. I'm not saying that this will work for everyone that buys a used copy of God of War Saga, but before you buy the Origins Collection separately, check the download code first to see if it works. You might just get lucky like I did. Also, as long as nobody has used the download codes, usually they don't expire. So even if you buy it brand new, there's a good chance the code will still work to this day. As far as the games themselves, they are awesome. I love the gameplay and the graphics. This is a must buy for any PS3 owner!
Rated 10 out of 10 by DROZ NO ONE should have any reason to complain.
This is awesome!!! never played GOW before this purchase but couldn't turn down 5 games (granted 2 are dlc) for $40. Even if it was just the 3 games it is still a great value. The GOW collection (1 and 2) new is $29.99 and GOW 3 is also $29.99 new. Do the math that is $59.98 this GOW Saga is only $39.99 so you are saving $20, getting a free month of Playstation Plus, and getting a code for the download a the origins collection which includes God of War: Chains of Olympus and God of War: Ghost of Sparta. As far as i can see there is nothing to complain about. The graphics are pretty good so far ( except for a couple of cut scenes that for some reason they didn't restore) voice acting is great except for the terminator looking skeleton that guards the entrance to temple that Pandora's box is in. But A LOT and I mean A LOT of entertainment for only $40. A must buy for ANY gamer.
Rated 8 out of 10 by AJCk19 God of War Digital Collection
Pros = great price for 5 games
Cons = does not include add ons, partially digital, it expires
Worth = buy it brand new right now or don't even bother
I'm not reviewing the amazing 5 games that come on here, but this saga collection itself. So gow3 used is 14.99, gow collection used also 14.99, and gow origins used 18.99. That is a total of 48.97$ and your getting this saga edition for only 39.99 brand new? That is a amazing price for what people considered to be one of the top gaming franchises.
Only downsides is that the add ons for god of war 3 are not included, the origins collection are digital and they expire on 3/31/13. Lets not forget that your manuals are only digital and if you want to view them (or switch between games and watch video extras) then you have to quit the game.
Rated 6 out of 10 by FormerPokemonFan Do your Research before Buying.
This is definitely a great addition to add to your game library aside from a couple of flaws. First, if you are expecting to play GOW III in 3D you will be upset when you find out that this is not possible; it states on the back of the case that both GOW: Origins and GOW III are both enabled for 3D but this is a misprint and only GOW: Origins is playable in 3D. Second, I have had problems with loading GOW III on my PS3. Several other forums have this listed as well. I don't think it's an issue with the disk, but rather a problem with the PS3's firmware. So, I would suggest buying a used copy of GOW 3 separately and, if you find out that it doesn't work, take it back to Gamestop to get your money back.
Rated 9 out of 10 by 78RoseTA A great collection for the price.
Rather than having to hunt down the collections and GoW3, it's great that they're now all available in one collection. This comes as 2 Discs and a Voucher for the Chains of Olympus and Ghost of Sparta games. These games are pretty big downloads too, so you may want to keep that in mind if you have a bandwidth or data restriction/limit. And as has been said in pretty much every other review, if you get it used, you'll likely not get a valid voucher. The HD reworking is well-done and the trophy support makes replaying all of them worth it. The replay value suffers a bit, especially if you've already played the games previously. Otherwise it's exactly what you'd expect.
Rated 7 out of 10 by Connor21 Great, but wait.....
the GoW series is my favorite series of all time. i saw this come out and thought 5 games for $40 is a steal! but the chains of olympus and ghost of sparta are downloads with a voucher code and we all know how terrible downloads are on Playstation netwrok. i tried downloading ghost of sparta and it look 4 hours and when it installed it failed. so i left my ps3 on overnight to retry and the download stopped and didnt work. i dont see why they couldnt just put another disc in there with those to games considering there is a disc you can buy with those games called the origin collection which i what im going to have to buy i guess
Rated 10 out of 10 by DRed8 Great Buy! Recommend To Buy New Only!
In this Amazing Package You Get Gow 1,2 On One Disc And Gow 3 On The other Disc. Chains of olympus and Ghost of Sparta Are Downloads that have one time use voucher codes and 31 days of free trial for psn plus with its own voucher also a credit card is needed to activite the free trial so i recommend to buy new is 39.99. buying used is 37.99 that 2 doller diffrence will cost you over $46 dollers in savings making this collection not worth it in the long run. in the psn store buying everything seprate will run you around $80-$100 bucks. so do the math.
Rated 10 out of 10 by redwingedfalcon98 Great purchase!!
I purchased this for my husband and I am very happy with my purchase. The game works great. I got it new so that's to be expected. The game has great graphics and is very fun to play. With the free 30 day trial of Playstation Plus, you get four free downloads. Two are games, which are both of the origins games. The other two are little movies that show the making of the game. That would be the bonus content. The game comes with two discs. God of War 1 and 2 are on the first disc and 3 is on the second disc. I recommend this game to everyone.