Debuting in 2005 God of War is an action game that is loosely based on Greek mythology. The series' story centers around Kratos, a Spartan warrior tricked into killing his wife and child by his former master, the God of War Ares. Kratos eventually kills Ares at the behest of the goddess Athena and takes his place as the new God of War. The series has become a flagship title for the PlayStation brand, consisting of seven games across multiple platforms.
God of War was first released for the PlayStation 2 on March 22, 2005. After ten years in the service of the Olympian gods, Spartan soldier Kratos is tasked by Athena to find Pandora's Box. The key to defeating Ares, the God of War.Kratos eventually finds Pandora's Box, and after finally killing Ares, ascends to Mount Olympus to become the new God of War.
God of War II was first released for the PlayStation 2 on March 13, 2007 Betrayed by Zeus, Kratos is saved by the Titan Gaia, who tells him he must now find the Sisters of Fate, who can change his fate and prevent his death at the hands of Zeus. Kratos is ultimately successful and as he is about to kill the god, Athena sacrifices herself to save Zeus and preserve Olympus, and tells Kratos that he is the son of Zeus. Kratos then joins forces with Gaia and the Titans to attack Olympus.
God of War: Chains of Olympus was first released for the PlayStation Portable on March 4, 2008. Its narrative takes place during Kratos' ten years of service to the gods. Kratos halts a Persian invasion of the Greek city of Attica, and learns that the world has been plunged into darkness by the god Morpheus. Kratos investigates the abduction of the sun god Helios, and prevents the Machiavellian plan of the goddess Persephone to use the Titan Atlas to destroy the world.
God of War III was first released for the PlayStation 3 on March 16, 2010 Reigniting the Great War, Kratos is soon abandoned by the Titans. Helped by the spirit of the revived Athena, she instructs him to seek the Flame of Olympus in order to defeat Zeus. Kratos engages the gods and the Titans in an epic series of battles across the Underworld and Olympus and learns that Pandora's Box is within the Flame. He discovers that Pandora herself is the key to pacifying the Flame and allowing him to open the Box. Kratos defeats the gods and opposing Titans and after killing Zeus, he refuses to help Athena assume the role of new patron of mankind and disappears, his final fate unknown.
God of War: Ghost of Sparta was first released for the PlayStation Portable on November 2, 2010. Set between the events of God of War and God of War ll. Kratos, the God of War, is still haunted by visions of his mortal past and embarks on a quest to discover his origins by finding his mother, Callisto. He learns that his brother Deimos was taken by the gods and imprisoned by the God of Death, Thanatos, and decides to find and save his sibling. Although successful, Thanatos engages the brothers in combat, and kills Deimos. Kratos then kills Thanatos and returns to Olympus, further enraged at the gods.
God of War: Ascension was first releasedfor the PlayStation 3 on March 12, 2013, Set six months after Kratos killed his wife and child, Kratos has been imprisoned by the three Furies for breaking his blood oath to Ares. With the help of the oath keeper Orkos, Kratos learns that Ares and the Furies plan to overthrow Mount Olympus. The Spartan escapes his imprisonment, subsequently killing the Furies, and Orkos, who begs for release. Although free of Ares' bond, Kratos begins to suffer the nightmares that plague him for years.
1) God of War Collection - November 17, 2009, for the PlayStation 3 (God of War and God of War ll)
2) God of War: Origins Collection - September 13, 2011, for the PlayStation 3 (Chains of Olympus and Ghost of Sparta)
3) God of War Saga - August 28, 2012,for the PlayStation 3 (All five God of War games)
1) God of War III Remastered - July 14, 2015, for the PlayStation 4 (God of War lll)
On December 6, 2014, Santa Monica's Creative Director Cory Barlog, confirmed that a new God of War game is in very early development and that it won't be a prequel but hopefully a sequel and that there will be more information within the next two years