The relationship between video games and mythology is long and fruitful.

From early video games like Zork and Dungeons & Dragons to modern titles like God of War and Assassin’s Creed, mythology has been a source of inspiration for developers. In contrast, video games have provided a new and exciting way for people to engage with ancient myths and legends.

Games are a great way to bring these stories to life. They allow players to step into the shoes of their favorite heroes and experience the story first hand.

Moreover, games are constantly evolving. With each new generation of consoles, developers are able to create richer and more immersive worlds.

In this article, we’ll explore five of the best depictions of mythology in video games.

Note: This article is subjective and reflects the views of the author only

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1) God of war

God of War is an excellent representation of Greek mythology. It tells the story of Kratos, who is often portrayed as a fierce and violent warrior. However, he is also known for his wisdom and intelligence.

In the series, Kratos is often seen fighting mythical creatures such as the Hydra, and even has to contend with the gods themselves. Although the games take some liberties with the source material, they generally stay true to the spirit of the myth.

As a result, fans of Greek mythology appreciate the God of War games for (mostly) their faithfulness to the original stories.

2) Assassin’s Creed Odyssey


Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is another game based on Greek mythology. It is set during the Peloponnesian War and follows the story of Kassandra or Alexios, a Spartan warrior who embarks on a journey to become the ultimate assassin.

The game features many famous characters from Greek mythology, such as Zeus, Athena and Hercules. It also includes many well-known sites such as Mount Olympus and the Temple of Zeus.

3) Hades


In Hades, players take control of Zagreus, the son of Hades, as he tries to escape the underworld. The game is set in the Greek underworld and its art style is heavily inspired by Greek mythology.

Underworld is a rogue-like dungeon crawler. This means that every time players die, they start all over again. However, they can keep some items and power-ups between runs.

The game does an excellent job of portraying the Greek myths. Gods are depicted as powerful and often capricious beings, capable of good and evil. They often interfere with the work of mortals, either helping them or hindering them.

Hades does an excellent job of conveying the sense that the gods are real and can have a great influence on the lives of mortals.

4) Age of mythology


In Age of Mythology, players take on the role of one of nine ancient civilizations, each with its own deity. These civilizations are based on real-world cultures, and the game showcases the gods of these cultures.

Age of Mythology portrays these gods and their interactions with mortals in a way that greatly influences these stories. This is most evident in the game’s campaign mode, where the player is often tasked with completing objectives based on actual myths.

5) Immortal Phoenix Rising


In Immortals Phoenix Rising, players take on the role of the winged demigod Phoenix on a quest to save the Greek gods from the evil Typhon.

Along the way, Phoenix will meet many famous figures from Greek mythology, including Achilles, Prometheus, and Pandora.

While the game takes some liberties with the source material, it does a good job of showing the various myths and legends that make up Greek temples.

Edited by Rachel Syiemlieh