If you were excited to hear Sony announce the release of their God of War collection for the PS3 then it may have come as something of an annoyance that we in Europe would not be able to get our hands on the title until next year, while the US got an November release. If you simply cannot wait to take Kratos on an adventure on your, infuriatingly, non backwards compatible PS3 then you may be interested in taking advantage of the fact that Sony's latest console is region free by ordering an import copy.
Movietyme are offering the collection for £26.99 delivered, which is a little less than Axel's price of £28.90 and apparently includes all import charges as they re-ship from the UK (you may wish to email them to make sure though). They have an expected stock arrival date of 11th November but do bear in mind that if you go for the free shipping option you may be waiting up to three weeks to receive your game (which maybe defeats the point of pre-ordering...).
The Collection is comprised of God of War I and God of War II on a single blu-ray disc. Both have been remastered with a 720p resolution and anti-aliased graphics with a Trophy collection added. It apparently also comes with a voucher enabling you to get a free copy of the demo of God of War III.
The God of War series is hugely acclaimed among both critics and the gaming community. Featuring epic battles and legendary boss fights, not to mention its ludicrous and extremely entertaining protagonist, neither God of War title should be have been missed by anyone with a PS2.
It's worth bearing in mind that this is really only a good deal if you absolutely must have the game as soon as possible. Sony said that this was not to be a full price release, so you should be able to get it for less than £20ish, come its European release. Also, while PS3 games themselves are region-free, DLC is not and the voucher code for the free demo may only work for the American region PSN.
Read Dealspwn's God Of War 3 review here!