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God of War Collection Ships November 17th, Plan Your Trophy Hunt Now!

Anthony Caiazzo's Avatar Posted by on Oct 27, 2009 // Senior Product Marketing Manager, SCEA

Still wondering when you’ll be able to get your hands on the God of War Collection? Well, wait no more. The God of War Collection has gone gold! Fans can look forward to playing God of War and God of War II in stunning HD just a couple of weeks from now as the God of War Collection will officially be shipping to a retail store near you on NOVEMBER 17! Oh wait…there’s more…we’re also here to unveil all of the trophy goodies you have been waiting for!

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To give you the low-down on how the trophies were picked, here is some insight from God of War III Design Director, Todd Papy

Other than all the visual improvements that we added to the God of War Collection, the most exciting part for me was the opportunity to go back and add in full trophy support for both games. Not only will the trophies hopefully be an enjoyable way to check your progress through the game, but they will also give the hard-core God of War fans some serious additional bragging rights. And on a more personal level, the trophies were a really great opportunity for us to share some of our stories and inside jokes from God of War and God of War II.

One of the trophies that I was really happy to finally be able get out there was “Speed of Jason McDonald.” At the end of making God of War, the combat designers were doing speed runs of the game, and soon enough, friendly wagers started springing up around the office to see who could post the best time. Jason McDonald, currently a Sr. Combat Designer on God of War III, blew them all away. He still has, a couple God of War games later, the two dollars in winnings tapped proudly to his computer monitor.

Something very similar happened when we started testing the God of War II trophy “15 Min Fight Scene.” The fight outside the Loom Chamber is one of the more polarizing moments in the game. A lot of people really enjoyed the long marathon battle, while other’s thought it was maybe too tough of a challenge. This fun vs. frustration became even clearer when the office stopped working on God of War III one afternoon to get together and watch as team member after team member tried to get through the fight in record time. Judging by the cheering that occurred when the aforementioned Jason McDonald was knocked out of the lead spot, I would say fun won the day.

Another challenging spot that we wanted to highlight with the “You Got the Touch!” trophy was the Spiked Column in Hades from God of War. After playtesting repeatedly, David Jaffe asked me to tone down the difficulty and make it easier for the final shipped game. Ironically, even after all that, it wound up being one of the most talked about sections, and not always for the best reasons. I think one of the problems is that a lot of people try to blast their way through and get it over with as fast as possible. That’s a sure fire way to get Kratos sliced up. The trick was always taking your time to think about what your next move was going to be. Throw in a couple deep breaths, and I think a lot of people will be able to make it through without taking damage and earn the trophy.

In the end, all of us hope that you have as much fun earning the trophies as we did designing them.



  • 1.21 Gigawatts – Acquire Poseidon’s Rage
  • Rocking Out – Acquire Medusa’s Gaze
  • Bolt Action – Acquire Zeus’ Fury
  • Sword Man – Acquire Blade of Artemis
  • Soul Search – Acquire Army of Hades
  • Matador – Win the first Minotaur fight
  • Scape Goat – Win the first Satyr fight
  • Roll Over … and Die – Win the first Cerberus fight
  • Don’t They Ever Shut Up! – Defeat the Desert Sirens
  • Beat a Dead Horse – Complete the Centaur sacrifice to Hades
  • Kickboxer – Complete the Spike Room Box Puzzle
  • Rockin’ the Boat – Complete the Sex Mini-Game
  • Don’t Leave Her Hanging – Rescue the Oracle with 10 seconds to spare
  • Get the Ball Rolling – Complete the Challenge of Atlas
  • Totally Baked – Complete the Human sacrifice
  • Splash – Kiss the Nyad
  • Get Me a Beer Kid – Free yourself from the depths of Hades
  • Zero Health = Bronze Trophy – Open a Health Chest when your health meter is already full
  • Hitman – Get a 100 Hits Combo
  • Getting My Ass Kicked – Die enough times to get offered Easy Mode


  • Kratos’ Marble Collection – Collect all the Gorgon Eyes
  • Stick it in Your Cap! – Collect all the Phoenix Feathers
  • It’s the HUGE One – Retrieve the Captain’s Key
  • Take the Bull by the Horns – Defeat Pandora’s Guardian
  • God Killer – Kill Ares
  • Head Hunter – Obtain the head of the Architect’s wife
  • The Power to Kill a God – Retrieve Pandora’s Box
  • Hitman 2 – Get a 200 Hits Combo
  • Legend of the Twins – Watch the ‘Birth of the Beast’ Treasure
  • Seeing Red – Max out all Weapons and Magic


  • Prepare to be a God – Beat the Game on any Difficulty
  • You Got the Touch! – Climb the Spiked Column in Hades without taking damage
  • I’ll Take the Physical Challenge – Complete the Challenge of the Gods
  • Speed of Jason McDonald – Beat the game in under 5 hours on any Difficulty
  • Key to Success – Collect all of the Muse Keys


  • Trophy of Zeus – Unlock all God of War Trophies



  • Breaking Wind – Acquire Typhon’s Bane
  • Big, Tuff, Buff and Rough – Acquire Rage of the Titans
  • Blue Balls – Acquire Cronos’ Rage
  • Shiner – Acquire the Golden Fleece
  • Rock their World – Acquire the Head of Euryale
  • Learning to Fly – Acquire the Icarus Wings
  • Shaky Ground – Acquire Atlas Quake
  • Death from Above 2009 – Defeat the Dark Rider for the first time
  • Resurrection – Climb from the pit of Hades
  • Rock Hard – Defeat the Titan Minotaur inside Atlas
  • Pick’n on the Little Guy – Win the battle outside of the Palace of the Fates
  • Watcha Got on the Hot Plate? – Solve the riddle of the Fire Phoenix Statue
  • Whip it Good – Whip the Steeds of Time
  • Lift with Your Knees – Topple the Temple in the Bog of the Forgotten
  • Swinger – Cross the collapsing Grapple Bridge
  • Stoner – Stone and Shatter 30 Enemies
  • Super Sized – Get a 500 Hits Combo
  • Hitting Your Stride – Power up any item


  • Eye Can’t Believe it – Collect all the Gorgon Eyes
  • Go Make a Pillow! – Collect all the Phoenix Feathers
  • Eye Sore – Collect 20 Cyclops Eyes
  • Boss Batch 1 – Kill the Colossus of Rhodes, the Dark Rider, and Theseus
  • Boss Batch 2 – Kill the Barbarian King, Euryale, and Perseus
  • Boss Batch 3 – Kill the Kraken and all three Sisters of Fate
  • Daddy Issues – Defeat Zeus
  • Rise and SHINE – Awaken the Phoenix
  • Spread ‘Em – Open the wings of the Temple of the Fates
  • Shine King – Open the door to the Temple of Euryale
  • Blowin’ Your Wad – Max out all Weapons and Magic


  • The End Begins – Beat the Game on any Difficulty
  • Feel the Urn – Collect and use at least 2 Urns of Power
  • Bleeding Thumbs – Beat the Challenge of the Titans
  • 15 Min Fight Scene – Battle your way to the Loom Chamber in under 10 minutes
  • You Know the Germans Make Good Stuff… – Collect all Uber Chests


  • Trophy of Gaia – Unlock all God of War II Trophies

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176 Comments   12 Replies


+ KazeEternal on October 27th, 2009 at 12:19 pm said:

Can’t wait


+ xaos on October 27th, 2009 at 12:20 pm said:

Well, there goes the rest of my year; looking forward to this, guys!


+ BlooodyCow on October 27th, 2009 at 12:20 pm said:

trophies :) That a lot of trophies :)


+ GibbShift on October 27th, 2009 at 12:24 pm said:

* You Got the Touch! – Climb the Spiked Column in Hades without taking damage

I’ve got a better chance of getting 100% in PAIN than netting this trophy. LOL

I hope to have some money to purchase this before the end of the year. I hope for great sales to continue this trend of blockbuster PS2 game remasters.


+ Pomato-EX on October 27th, 2009 at 12:25 pm said:

Like the song goes: “I jizzed in my pants”


+ almighty-slayer on October 27th, 2009 at 12:25 pm said:

Some of these trophies look really hard :O Sure this will be a good challenge

Hades spike without taking damage? You’re having a giraffe…


+ Sigmakan on October 27th, 2009 at 12:28 pm said:

“Beat Thesus on Titan mode without getting hit”

Now THAT would be a tough trophy. That was the only tough spot during my no-hit challenge for GOW2. Ok I lied, the loom chamber was a total pain, mainly because of how long you have to go before reaching the next checkpoint.


+ niall077 on October 27th, 2009 at 12:29 pm said:

will be inporting.

(damn you SCEE)


+ QCVic on October 27th, 2009 at 12:29 pm said:



+ twooh on October 27th, 2009 at 12:35 pm said:

As long as this sells for $40, i’m all in.


+ FunkyTable on October 27th, 2009 at 12:37 pm said:

A question lingering in a lot of folks minds, is will our PS2 GOW saves be some how compatible with the GOW collection? In particular, I would like to pick up Hard mode where I got stuck previously right outside the Loom Chamber you mentioned in this post. I quit there and finished on easy and then gave the game back to my friend who was letting me borrow it. If I could start from that point again… that would be nice.

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    + William Weissbaum on October 27th, 2009 at 2:15 pm said:

    Hi, to answer your question, God of War and God of War II saves will not be compatible with the God of War Collection. Best of luck getting to the Loom Chamber on God Mode!


+ CerealxKiller13 on October 27th, 2009 at 12:39 pm said:

what a way to celebrate PS3 HAPPY 3 years! :D

definitely buying this!


+ plaztiksyke on October 27th, 2009 at 12:40 pm said:


I’m really glad to see this remastering; I pre-ordered the game and hope there are other releases like this one (ICO, Sly Cooper, and Ratchet & Clank come to mind)! Some questions:

1. Were there any enhancements to the audio assets over the original game? I was really hoping for 24-bit lossless audio (and maybe even some extra subwoofer accents) given the extra space afforded by bluray.

2. Is there an option to listen to the game soundtrack without playing the game?

3. Can you go into any detail on the kind of texture, mapping, and lighting enhancements that you are most proud of?

4. Is there any graphical or audio aspects you wanted to spruce up, but didn’t get to due to time/resource constraints?

5. Are there any updated character models? Besides Kratos, are there any you think show off the most improvement over the PS2 version?

Keep up the good work, and thanks in advance for answering questions! :)


+ Stuffgamer1 on October 27th, 2009 at 12:42 pm said:

Wow, two complete Trophy sets. I’m impressed. I wish I had the money to pick this up at release…not likely unless my hours at work finally pick up, though. :(


+ EvoAnubis on October 27th, 2009 at 12:44 pm said:

1st day buy.


+ Bizdady on October 27th, 2009 at 12:45 pm said:

Got this preordered! Im so ready. Platinum this will be tough but at least dont have to beat God mode ;) but You got the Touch will be a duecy!! lol

You Got the Touch! – Climb the Spiked Column in Hades without taking damage


+ Dragonzblaze on October 27th, 2009 at 12:45 pm said:

by the gods this game and its trophies will b mine nov 17th and march 2010 god of war 3 will b mine aswell ty sony and santa monica for the amazing epic games


+ DeathGazer on October 27th, 2009 at 12:46 pm said:

Nice trophies :) Pre-ordered this bad boy a month ago.

3 more weeks!


+ HatmanTc on October 27th, 2009 at 12:47 pm said:

Love the trophy names. Can’t wait to get this game, oops I mean collection


+ Destiny89 on October 27th, 2009 at 12:57 pm said:

Awesome, can’t wait


+ KidCommando on October 27th, 2009 at 1:01 pm said:

By The GODS!

So looking forward to replaying these games. Really thought there would be a couple trophies for beating the game on harder settings. I don’t care though, just releasing this collection is good enough for me.

Time to impale the Hydra one more time.


+ Alex_Assassin_08 on October 27th, 2009 at 1:04 pm said:

Picking this up whilst im in New York on holiday next month :)

(I live in London)

Jesus, I can’t wait :)

albeit, were all exited about some old PS2 games…meh :)


+ Miles514 on October 27th, 2009 at 1:05 pm said:

I will definently buy this! Oh and do you mind letting us know how many times we have to die to get offered easy mode?

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    + William Weissbaum on October 27th, 2009 at 2:46 pm said:

    You have to die five times close together to get offered Easy Mode.


+ VanilaGorila-x- on October 27th, 2009 at 1:05 pm said:

I already have 2 copies reserved and paid in full. I plan on keeping one of the copies un-opened for my GOW collection.



+ CodyGray on October 27th, 2009 at 1:06 pm said:

I have one question.
Is the “Death From Above 2009” trophy a reference to Death From Above 1979? Because if it is, that [DELETED] rad.


+ lostinplainsight on October 27th, 2009 at 1:09 pm said:

i just want to know if you guys fixed the red orb issue in gow2 when you play it at hardest difficulty? the red orbs you collect don’t register sometimes or you open a chest and get like 4 of them. I still beat it but i’d like to do it with out hacking away at boss for almost a hour with level 3 chains thanks. i wish could just sit and play all day like I use to yep dems were da days


+ Sigmakan on October 27th, 2009 at 1:13 pm said:

lostinplainsight, yea that rounding issue was a major paint in Titan mode, especially mana for the theseus fight, took forever!


+ dragonmagician on October 27th, 2009 at 1:15 pm said:

Can’t wait to play. For whatever reason, I never played the first two games (probably because I don’t like action games).

Two of the best PS2 games for $40, that comes with GOW3 demo and 2 sets of trophies…I can’t pass on this amazing collection.


+ hush404 on October 27th, 2009 at 1:16 pm said:

:D I’ve got it pre-ordered from amazon already… some of those trophies look pretty hardcore tho.. eek.


+ Trieloth on October 27th, 2009 at 1:17 pm said:

Iam extremely excited about playing through this game again! Thanks for bringing it back with trophies! Also looking forward to the “Get Me a Beer Kid” trophie :D.


+ TreasureReserved on October 27th, 2009 at 1:18 pm said:

This is such an amazing value. (Now all I need is that ICO and SoTC collection and I’ll be all set!)


+ SMoKeY_RuN on October 27th, 2009 at 1:18 pm said:

Climbing the spiked wall in Hades is easy. I never saw the problem with it. I’ve played the first game three times and made it up all three times on the first try without taking damage.


+ DJKim0701 on October 27th, 2009 at 1:20 pm said:

subtitle?? becz I am deaf. Original gow 1 and gow 2 have no subtitle. Let me know if gow collection has subtitle ASAP. Thanks.

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    + William Weissbaum on October 27th, 2009 at 4:07 pm said:

    Unfortunately, the God of War Collection will not have subtitles.


+ SteveO1683 on October 27th, 2009 at 1:21 pm said:

The IGN PS3GB would like to recommend a trophy for GoW III due to the funny made in this thread…


+ r31dkml on October 27th, 2009 at 1:23 pm said:

Great! 2 Platinums! I have the “Getting my ass kicked trophy”… xD


+ Lethal_Doze on October 27th, 2009 at 1:24 pm said:

HaHaHa, i can buy/preorder this game in Poland with no problem at all, like its PAL release, cooooool.

Cant wait


+ FearMonkey on October 27th, 2009 at 1:36 pm said:

Since it’s gone Gold relatively early, any chance of there being a demo? Like remastered versions of the Hydra or Colossus demos on PS2?

Can’t wait to get this game, by the way. Hopefully I’ll be done with Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time by the time this is out. :p


+ FearMonkey on October 27th, 2009 at 1:37 pm said:

And by “demo” I mean “PSN demo”.


+ TheGuardianFID on October 27th, 2009 at 1:37 pm said:

SOLD!!! 8D


+ surgesnugs on October 27th, 2009 at 1:37 pm said:

So will the GoW3 demo be available on or around the 17th, or will we have to wait longer for that to be available for download?


+ crabdamage on October 27th, 2009 at 1:41 pm said:

“You Got the Touch!”

So horrible section now made even more horrible.


+ maddymad on October 27th, 2009 at 1:44 pm said:

Sweet! I’m from France and I don’t regret having preordered the game from the States :)

Can’t wait for the game to be released here in January 2010?


+ angelspawn77 on October 27th, 2009 at 1:48 pm said:

nice to see this is almost out, I pre ordered mine the other day so im good to go. I dunno if ill be getting the platinum trophy though since ive played both games alot of times(GoW 3 times and GoW2 5-6, ha ha) and ill be adding at LEAST 1 more each with this next one. I dont think ill be playing enough to earn em before GoW3 (what with other great games coming out and already out that i want/will have). For GoW3 ill def try to earn it though.


+ s_S-killaz336 on October 27th, 2009 at 1:49 pm said:

we need jak1,2,3, and jak x remastered version on 1 50gb bluray disc for the playstations 3 very soon please


+ Trixzter7 on October 27th, 2009 at 1:50 pm said:

First day buy for me definitely!
Don’t know how but the God of War series slipped by me during my PS2 days…


+ Berae on October 27th, 2009 at 1:54 pm said:

it comes with a demo of god of war 3 right?


+ radiantshadow92 on October 27th, 2009 at 1:55 pm said:



+ daniel1908 on October 27th, 2009 at 1:58 pm said:

Will we be getting the voucher to download the E3 2009 God of War III DEMO with the purchase of this game????


+ CloudStorm87 on October 27th, 2009 at 1:59 pm said:

Love the trophies! I’m glad getting the platinum trophies don’t require you to beat the games in the hardest difficult because that would just make me wanna rip my hair out. After spending months to beat the games on God/Titan modes, I’m not attempting another again until GOW3.

Trophies aside, I’m just super excited for this collections disc! I don’t think I can wait for a European release. Import I must!


+ angelspawn77 on October 27th, 2009 at 2:00 pm said:

oh and i also have a question/suggestion, will GoW3’s trophies contain spoilers like these do? i say this bacause in the trophies descriptions some say “kill perseus or theseus..,etc.” if one were to read that and have never played it, it takes away from the surprise of which greeks you will battle. And that BIG spoiler on the trophy titled “daddy issues”, TMI there for new people. Not a MAJOR deal for old games, but the new one……
I always like to look at the trophies as i earn them and even skim through the rest to see which are attainable that playthrough, id hate to see a trophy say some spoiler and ruin the surprise. Other than that, great job on the trophies!

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