The God of War chronology; understand the order of games – Games – Tecnoblog

God of War is one of Sony’s most important franchises. From the moment “Bom de Guerra” arrived on the PlayStation 2 in 2005, the series has become a hit and has received many sequels that have expanded its universe. However, not all games follow a direct order. meet the chronology of God of War and learn more about the universe of the series.


God of War (Image: Disclosure / PlayStation)

A Cronology of the God of War

Important: The text contains game spoilers.

God of War Ascension

Release year: 2013

Platform: PS3

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God of War Ascension (Image: Playback/ PlayStation)

God of War Ascension despite being the last title released for the PlayStation 3 it can be considered the first game in the chronology.

The title tells the story of how Kratos broke his oath to Ares, the original God of War. During the plot, Kratos discovers that the only way to end his bond with Ares is to defeat the three Furies: Shrew, Tisiphone and Alecto.

Kratos has his mind manipulated by the Furies at times, but manages to emerge victorious thanks to the help of Orkos, the son of the Furies.

Unfortunately for Orkos, the Furies used his body as a seal for the oath between Ares and Kratos. In the end, Kratos must kill the only deity who truly tried to help him.

God of War Ascension is a game that does not add important information to the franchise. However, it features some gameplay changes such as time manipulation and also the implementation of an online multiplayer mode in which the player takes control of a champion of the gods.

This was also the last game where Terence Carlson voiced Kratos.

God of War: Chains of Olympus

Release year: 2008

platforms: PS3, PSP and PS Vita



Released for PSP and later ported to PS3, God of War: Chains of Olympus presents facts prior to the first title of the series.

The game begins with Kratos looking for Helios, the sun god to prevent Morpheus’ black mist from keeping the entire world in a deep sleep.

Kratos goes to the underworld and arrives at the Elysian Fields, where pure souls can rest. Kratos relinquishes his powers to stay there with his daughter Calliope.

After giving up his powers, Kratos discovers that it was all a plan by Persephone, Hades’ wife whose objective was to release the titan Atlas, causing him to no longer hold Mount Olympus and in the process kill everyone, including Persephone herself and the women. souls present in the Elysées.

Kratos fights Persephone and traps Atlas again. Despite what happened, he decides to continue serving the gods to try to get rid of his nightmares someday.

God of War

Release year: 2005

platforms: PS2, PS3, PSP and PS Vita

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God of War (Image: Playback/ PlayStation)

The entire story of Kratos begins in 2005 in the game directed by David Jaffe. Much of its story is told in flashback, with the protagonist jumping from the highest mountain in Greece and the facts presented before that moment, explaining the story, the character’s motivations and how he made his pact with Ares, after he was about to lose. a battle against the barbarians of the west.

The crux of the story is when Kratos attacks a city and after killing many people in a temple, he sees that the last victims are his wife and daughter. The city’s oracle causes the ashes of Kratos’ family to cover his skin, giving rise to the nickname “Ghost of Sparta”.

In the course of the story, it is seen that Ares placed Kratos’ family in the village so that Kratos would lose any link with humanity and become the perfect warrior.

Kratos discovers that in Pandora’s Box there is a power capable of making a human kill a god. After walking through the desert, escaping all the traps of Pandora’s Temple, he obtains the Box, but ends up being killed by Ares, ending up in the world of the dead.

At the end of the game, Kratos opens Pandora’s Box, gets the power needed to defeat Ares, but, in return, unleashes the evils across the world, making an adaptation of what happens in mythology. This has consequences for the future of the series.

In the last scene of the game, Athena informs that with the death of Ares, there is a vacancy available on Olympus.

God of War: Ghost of Sparta

Release year: 2010

platforms: PS3, PSP and PS Vita

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God of War Ghost of Sparta (Image: Reproduction / PlayStation)

Produced by Ready at Dawn and released in 2010, God of War Ghost of Sparta tells a story that takes place between God of War e God of War II.

This game features another story linked to the past of Kratos and his family. This time we meet the protagonist’s mother and also Deimos, his missing brother.

After receiving information from an oracle that the end of Olympus would be caused by a warrior with a mark, Ares and Athena pay a visit to the mortal world and kidnap Deimos while he was a child to prevent the prophecy from being fulfilled.

With the mission accomplished, the gods leave and leave Deimos under the tutelage of Thanatos, the god of death, to be tortured for eternity.

As we can see, Ares is not a very perceptive fellow, as the destruction of Olympus came through the brother he set free.

In the present, Kratos goes to the temple of Poseidon in Atlantis, discovers that his mother is still alive, but in the middle of a conversation she becomes a monster and Kratos needs to slaughter her. After the fight, the Spartan discovers that Deimos is in Thanatos’ realm.

Deimos doesn’t forgive Kratos for taking so long to rescue him and the two fight. Kratos wins, the two make up and face Thanatos. Unfortunately Deimos dies in combat.

The game ends with Kratos wearing his new armor and saying that the gods will pay for what they did to him, this makes a direct connection to the events of God of War II.

God of War II

Release year: 2007

platforms: PS2, PS3, PSP and PS Vita

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God of War II (Image: Playback/ PlayStation)

After assuming the role of God of War, Kratos attacks cities protected by other gods. During the attack on the city of Rhodes, Kratos loses his powers by putting all his energy into the Blade of Olympus, sent by Zeus.

Kratos is thrown into the underworld and saved by Gaia, one of the surviving titans of the great war against the gods, and the two decide to make an alliance.

The Spartan goes to meet the Sisters of Fate, responsible for controlling the flow of time. That way, Kratos could go back in time and avoid Zeus’ betrayal.

During the journey, Kratos encounters Atlas again. The titan didn’t want to cooperate, but his hatred for the gods was greater than his hatred for Kratos and so he cedes some of his power to the Spartan.

Kratos defeats the Sisters of Fate and manages to go back in time to stop Zeus from taking his powers. The Spartan discovers that Zeus is his father and after winning the battle, Kratos travels back in time once more.

This time he returns to the great war between gods and titans, bringing the titans of the past as allies in his war against the gods, leading to the events of God of War III.

God of War III

Release year: 2010

platforms: PS3, PS4 (Remaster) e PS5 ( Remaster via retrocompatibilide)

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God of War III (Image: Playback/ PlayStation)

God of War III begins with the titans climbing Mount Olympus to face the gods. During this first battle, Kratos kills Poseidon, which generates a cataclysm with numerous floods.

Kratos ends up in the underworld, but this time, to face Hades. At one point it is possible to see the body of Persephone, wife of Hades and main villain in God of War: Chains of Olympus.

The list of casualties on Olympus increases: this time Helios, Hermes, Hercules, Hephaestus, Hera and Kronos enter the “Death Note” of the warrior. Kratos is looking for Pandora who would hold the secret to ending Zeus.

Zeus and Kratos fight inside Gaia’s body until Kratos impales Zeus with his sword next to Gaia’s heart, killing them both.

After his death, Zeus returns in a spirit form to finish off Kratos. The Spartan discovers that when he opened Pandora’s Box for the first time, in addition to unleashing the evils across the world, he also released the power of hope that lay dormant in his body.

The big turning point comes when Kratos defeats Zeus and Athena appears, demanding that the warrior give up his power so that she can build a new world. Kratos refuses, and realizing that it was another plan of the gods, decides to take his own life to prevent the worst from happening.

God of War

Release year: 2018

platforms: PS4, PS5 e PC

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2018’s God of War made a slight reboot of the God of War timeline (Image: Reproduction / Santa Monica Studio)

God of War released for PlayStation 4 in 2018 works as a reboot and also as a sequel. Now, Kratos is in a completely new context in Norse mythology – not least because there aren’t many people left on Olympus – and besides, he keeps all the memories of what happened in Greece.

Kratos tries to live peacefully, far from the ghosts of the past. After the death of his wife, Kratos decides to grant his last wish and throw her ashes from the highest point of the Nine Realms. For this he needs to prepare his son for a long journey, but one day, they are unexpectedly attacked by a mysterious man who seems to feel no pain.

Atreus falls ill during the journey and the allies say that Kratos must reveal to his son that he is not human, but a god. Not being aware of this condition exacerbates the boy’s illness.

After defeating Baldur and reaching Jötunheim, Kratos and Atreus complete their quest. When they enter a temple, they find a mural in which the giants predicted the entire journey. At this point it is also discovered that Faye, Atreus’ mother, was actually a giantess who decided to stay in the realm of humans.

So we discover that Atreus is not just half god and half human, but half god and half giant. Also, his original name would be Loki, before Kratos changed it to honor a companion.

The game ends with a hook that Thor will come to confront them.

God of War Ragnarok

Launch: 2022

Platform: PlayStation 5

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God of War Ragnarok (Image: Disclosure / PlayStation)

The game will take place three years after the events of God of War, Since The Fimbulwinter, the nordic winter that precedes Ragnarok has arrived.

It remains to be seen what dangers await the protagonists and how this chapter will end the chronology of God of War.

With information: God of War Wiki, CBR, SVG

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