God of War Collection Dated – Trophies Detailed

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Good news for all God of War fans, the God of War Collection has finally been dated over at the US PlayStation Blog with November 17th being the special day. The Collection will be priced at $39.99, and will be upscaled to 720p, with anti-aliased graphics locked in at 60 frames per second.

More details and a trophy list follow after the jump!

To give you the low-down on how the trophies were picked God of War III Design Director Todd Papy told the PS Blog the following:

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