Kratos

How to play God of War games in order: in PlayStation and PC (2022)

The saga created by Santa Monica Studio mixes vengeance and violence as the main ingredients. Here we order them chronologically and in order of release.

The God of War franchise is one of the most savage and violent franchises ever to exist in video games. Since its first appearance on PlayStation 2, Kratos' story and his thirst for vengeance against the Olympian gods is one that has stuck in the minds of gamers.With the franchise now spanning several console generations, decades - and who knew, platforms - it's time to revisit how to replay Santa Monica Studio's bloody franchise.

  • Chronological order of God of War games by release date
  • Order to play the games of the God of War saga
  • Platforms on which they are available

Chronological order of the God of War franchise by release date

  • God of War (2005)
  • God of War II (2007)
  • God of War: Chains of Olympus (2008)
  • God of War III (2010)
  • God of War: Ghost of Sparta (2010)
  • God of War: Ascension (2013)
  • God of War (2018)

What is the order to play the God of War franchise?

  • God of War: Ascension
  • God of War: Chains of Olympus
  • God of War
  • God of War: Ghost of Sparta
  • God of War II
  • God of War III
  • God of War (2018)

Platforms where you can play Santa Monica Studio’s God of War

The God of War franchise has been with us since 2005.Although it seems that it might be difficult to get and keep playing these titles, fortunately there are several collections and remasters that allow us to relive the story of the "Ghost of Sparta", if we have the right consoles.

Starting in the PlayStation 2 with God of War, the title that first introduced us to the Spartan soldier, Kratos. This title is also available on PlayStation 3 in the God of War Collection, as well as the remastered version in God of War Saga. Following this title, God of War II also came to the PlayStation 2 a couple of years later, and like the first installment of the franchise, both are within the same collection. Double prize!

The story of Kratos did not stay only on home consoles and also made the leap to handhelds. The first of these titles, God of War: Chains of Olympus, allowed us to take Kratos wherever we wanted with the power of the PSP. This title is also available in both the God of War: Origins Collection and the God of War Saga Collection. Another title that came to the PSP was God of War: Ghost of Sparta, being a prequel to God of War II and that made us face the god of death himself, Thanatos. This title, as well as Chains of Olympus, can be found in the God of War: Origins Collection and God of War Saga.

As part of the games that came to the PlayStation 3, first we have God of War III, a title that ended (chronologically) the story of Kratos' revenge against the Greek gods. The title was later part of the God of War Saga collection, and received a remastered version on PlayStation 4 with God of War III Remastered. Before leaving the PlayStation 3, Kratos had one last adventure on this console being the prequel of the whole series with God of War Ascension. For now, the title is only on PlayStation 3 and is not part of any other collection.

If you don't have a PlayStation 3 for the compiled versions, God of War, God of War II, God of War III, God of War: Ascension, God of War: Chains of Olympus and God of War: Ghost of Sparta, all are available as part of the PlayStation Now service.

God of War, the most recent title in the franchise, took us to Northern European lands for a story that not only changed the paradigm of Kratos, but also introduced us to one of the most acclaimed video games on PlayStation 4. The title recently arrived on PC, making a leap we never would have expected in the franchise, and makes us wonder what we can expect when its sequel, God of War: Ragnarok, arrives this year on PS4 and PS5.