God of War Games In Order

God of War is, without a doubt, one of the most well-known video games of all time.

It’s a long-running series covering several platforms, and it played a significant role in establishing Sony’s PlayStation as a prominent brand, starting with the sixth console generation.

In this post, we’ll go through all of the God of War games in order of their launch date. We’ll give you a quick rundown of each one from God of War 2005 through God of War 2018!

God of War

  • Release Date: March 22, 2005
  • Platforms: PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita

First and foremost, we have the original God of War, the one who initiated it all. The initial game exposed us to the legendary protagonist, Kratos, and laid the groundwork for the franchise’s subsequent evolution.

The game takes action in a fictitious fantasy version of ancient Greece, pitting the player against several legendary creatures and Greek pantheon members, featuring none other than Ares, the God of War, who serves as the game’s principal villain.

The Blades of Chaos, a fixed camera angle, tonnes of gore, violent and addicting action, gigantic boss encounters, and quick-time events are all introduced in this game.

God of War II

  • Release date: March 13, 2007
  • Platforms: PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita

Shortly afterward, God of War II is released, a successor to the original game that develops and builds on the groundwork laid by the first.

Kratos is not on decent terms with the other gods after killing Ares and becoming the new God of War. He is, obviously, the black sheep of the family. Kratos joins forces with the Titans after being deceived and deprived of his power by Zeus in preparation for his last act of vengeance: the destruction of Mount Olympus.

God of War II received near-universal acclaim from critics, much like the first.

God of War: Betrayal

  • Release date: June 20, 2007
  • Platforms: Java ME

God of War: Betrayal was launched shortly after God of War II for Java-enabled cell devices, leaving it the only God of War game not to be launched on the PlayStation platform. It was also the first God of War game to be released on a console other than the PlayStation.

The game, understandably, does not provide much in the storyline and is often regarded as non-canon. In terms of gameplay, it’s basically what you’d expect from a 2D side-scrolling mobile game from 2007.

Nonetheless, despite its antiquity by today’s standards, the game was surprisingly competent for a 2007 mobile release and received great feedback.

God of War: Chains of Olympus

  • Release date: March 4, 2008
  • Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable

Coming up is God of War: Chains of Olympus, a PSP game that was the first to bring the complete God of War experience to a portable system.

Kratos follows the gods of Olympus and is ordered to shatter the Persian siege on the city of Attica after slaying Ares and becoming the new God of War before getting betrayed by Zeus in God of War II. After the light has vanished from the sky, the globe has fallen into darkness. However, things take an unexpected turn. Now it’s on Kratos to track down Helios, the God of the Sun, and figure out what’s going on.

Overall, Chains of Olympus does a fantastic job integrating God of War to mobile, with smooth, diverse, and enjoyable gameplay.

The game received a resoundingly positive response, and it was eventually included in two PS3 collections: the God of War: Origins Collection in 2011 and the God of War Saga in 2012.

God of War III

  • Release date: March 16, 2010
  • Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4

Now, we come to another major PlayStation 3 release that properly demonstrated the powers of the 7th generation console — the amazing God of War III!

Kratos and the Titans are trying to conquer Mount Olympus, poised to dethrone the Olympian gods, as the game continues up to where God of War II left off. From there, Kratos must go to the mountain’s peak and confront his father, Zeus.

While the game’s visuals are stunning, the core gameplay remains mostly unchanged since the game follows a similar strategy to God of War II in this aspect.

God of War III garnered stellar reviews upon its release.

God of War: Ghost of Sparta

  • Release date: March 16, 2010
  • Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable

Continuing, we have God of War: Ghost of Sparta, a mobile game comparable to Chains of Olympus. The events of Ghost of Sparta, like those of the preceding PSP game, take effect between the occurrences of prior games, this time between the original God of War and Betrayal.

The plot is conveyed remarkably effectively, contributing to Ghost of Sparta being hailed as one of the greatest portable games ever developed by reviewers.

God of War: Ascension

  • Release date: March 12, 2013
  • Platforms: PlayStation 3

Following that comes God of War: Ascension, a PlayStation 3 game that, rather than picking up where God of War III left off, led us on yet further voyage into the past, this time before the events of the original God of War.

Kratos is imprisoned and tormented by the Furies after breaching the oath he had given to Ares. Unsurprisingly, the Spartan does not waste any time breaking out of his captivity to exact retribution on his tormentors and, finally, on Ares.

Even though the game was as aesthetically stunning as God of War III, series exhaustion had set in by this stage.

The plot of Kratos’ vengeance journey began to lose its appeal, and the absence of creativity in the gameplay department didn’t help matters. Ascension didn’t introduce any new weapons to the Blades of Chaos as the other games did; instead, it brought additional magic disciplines to the Blades of Chaos.

The game still received positive reviews.

God of War (2018)

  • Release date: April 20, 2018
  • Platforms: PlayStation 4

Finally, we have God of War (2018), commonly referred to as God of War (2018), to differentiate it from the original 2005 game.

It gave the game’s storyline and gameplay a much-needed refresher, and it rapidly became the series’s most famous and fastest-selling entry to date, not to mention the latest in a long line of excellent PlayStation 4 exclusives.

Many adjustments have been made in this “soft relaunch,” both plot and gameplay.

We discover right away that Kratos’ new wife, Faye, has died and that he and his son, Atreus, are about to set off on a trip to fulfil her final wish: to spread her ashes atop the highest mountain in all nine kingdoms. Of course, it doesn’t take long for the Norse pantheon’s Aesir gods to start interfering and making the voyage more difficult than it needs to be.

The fixed camera perspective is replaced with an over-the-shoulder camera. You’re forced to play more cautiously, as Kratos is more susceptible than before, and health regeneration is more difficult.

Furthermore, the game has RPG aspects, such as manufacturing new armour sets, upgrading and modifying weapons, and unlocking several skill trees.

God of War, despite its superb plot, spectacular visuals, and interesting action, had its flaws, the most notable of which was an oversupply of rehashed bosses and adversaries. Still, considering how much the game has to offer, it’s easy to overlook this flaw.

Overall, this game garnered a lot of excellent feedback.

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