The timeline with all God of War games!


In this article we bring you the chronology of the God of War games, explaining, in summary, how the journey of the Ghost of Sparta develops from the beginning, in Greece, until reaching Norway and Norse mythology. The saga started on Playstation 2 in 2005, and reached PlayStation 4 with 7 games!

God of War: Ascension

God of War: Ascension
  • Launch: March 12, 2013
  • Platform: Playstation 3
  • Franchise location: Ascension takes place 6 months after Kratos killed his wife, Lysandra, and his daughter, Calliope. It begins, therefore, 10 years before the first God of War launched.

In Ascension Kratos, he refuses to continue serving Ares after the god of war forced him to kill his family. Ares does not forgive the betrayal and orders the 3 Furies to punish the Spartan to force him to serve him again. Throughout the game Kratos is haunted by visions of his dead family.

The Ghost of Sparta joins Orkos, son of Ares and Alecto, queen of the Furies, to kill the 3 creatures and get rid of the oath he made to the god of war. At the end of the game, Kratos begins a 10-year journey serving the gods to get rid of the nightmares he has with his past.

God of War: Chains of Olympus

God of War: Chains of Olympus
  • Launch: March 4, 2008
  • Platform: PSP
  • Franchise location: Chains of Olympus covers Kratos’ 10 years between Ascension and the first God of War, when the Spartan performs work for the Olympian gods.

We found Kratos in the middle of one of his works for the gods. He is sent to Attica to defeat the Persian army. At the end of the battle, he discovers that the sun god Hélio was imprisoned by Morpheus, the god of sleep, and his mission is to free him, returning the light to the gods and humanity.

On this journey Kratos comes very close to recovering his humanity and being able to live side by side with his daughter forever, in the Campos Elíseos. However, he finds himself once again deceived by the deities, being forced to live forever as a Ghost of Sparta, because the fate of the world is in his hands.

Kratos’ sacrifice leads to a desire for revenge on Olympus, and the game ends where God of War begins.

God of War

god of war 1 ps2
  • Launch: March 22, 2005
  • Platform: PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3 and PS Vita
  • Franchise location: God of War was the first game released and brings Kratos in search of redemption, wanting to get rid of the nightmares he has with his family.

We started at the top of an abyss, with Kratos ready to jump. The gameplay takes place 3 weeks before that time. Ares orders Kratos to destroy Athens, and the goddess Athena asks him to spare his people and kill Ares. Kratos agrees if the gods deliver him from his nightmares.

Throughout the game the Spartan seeks Pandora’s Box, which has the power to defeat a god. After several misfortunes, Kratos finally manages to open the box and kills his former master. The gods, however, deny complying with Kratos’ request, keeping him trapped in his nightmares.

The game ends with the Spartan jumping into the abyss and being rescued by Athena, who grants him the throne of the god of war.

God of War: Ghost of Sparta

God of War: Ghost of Sparta
  • Released: November 2, 2010
  • Platform: PSP
  • Franchise location: the game is just before God of War II, when Kratos decides to seek his past and discovers that his brother, Deimos, is trapped in the world of the dead.

We accompanied Kratos on an adventure in search of his lost family. He meets his mother, Callisto, in Atlantis, who asks him to save his brother from the clutches of the god of death, Thanatos. Kratos is forced to kill his mother, who turns into a monster, but first reveals to him the identity of his father, Zeus.

Kratos ends his adventure found Deimos in the underworld, who ends up being killed by Thanatos. The Spartan destroys the god of death, receiving from Athena the offer to be a complete god, which Kratos refuses. The game ends with him sitting on his throne, planning the complete destruction of Olympus.

God of War II

god of war ii
  • Launch: March 13, 2007
  • Platform: PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3 and PS Vita
  • Franchise location: the story takes place 13 years after the first God of War, and Kratos only finds relief from his nightmares by battling and invading cities across Greece.

The game begins with Athena asking Kratos to stop invading Greek cities, as the other gods are furious. Kratos refuses and descends from Olympus to Rhodes, to fight with his Spartans for possession of the city. Zeus himself prevents this, killing Kratos and sending him to the underworld.

Kratos is saved by Titan Gaia, who sends him on a mission to kill the Sisters of Destiny, being able to return to the moment when Zeus killed him. Kratos succeeds and almost kills Zeus, who is saved by Athena, who sacrifices himself for his father. Kratos unites with the Titans, bringing them from the past, and everyone begins to ascend Olympus, initiating God of War 3.

God of War III

god of war 3 ps3
  • Launch: March 16, 2010
  • Platform: PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4
  • Franchise location: the game is immediately after the events of God of War II, in which Kratos and the Titans are climbing Olympus to defeat the gods.

Kratos reaches his maximum adventure in search of revenge against Olympus. He needs Pandora’s power again, in order to destroy Zeus forever. On his way he exterminates several gods and demigods, finally reaching the final battle, in which the Father of Olympus meets his end.

At the end of the game we see Kratos killing himself with the Blade of Olympus, having, in the post-credit scene, the suggestion that the Spartan is actually alive.

God of War

God of War
  • Launch: April 20, 2018
  • Platform: Playstation 4
  • Franchise location: first game outside Greek mythology. It is not known how Kratos ends up in ancient Norway, in Midgard, locating himself in Norse mythology.

In the last God of War Kratos and his son, Atreus, set out on a journey to throw the ashes of Faye, mother of Atreus and Kratos’ second wife, from the highest point of the 9 kingdoms. In this mission Kratos needs to reconcile with his past and be a father and mentor to the young boy.

In this adventure, we found several gods and creatures from Norse mythology, as well as references to this mythology. The game ends with the mission accomplished, but with the certainty that we will have a continuation, as Thor, god of thunder, is enraged with Kratos and Atreus.


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