God of War has been one of PlayStation’s biggest properties for nearly two decades. First debuting on the PS2, God of War has received numerous entries on virtually every PlayStation platform that has existed since the turn of the century. However, not all of these outings with Kratos have been great, as the series has certainly seen its ups and downs.

with Ragnarok God of War Now available to play on PS5 and PS4, we decided to take a look at the entire franchise and decide on each God of War game from best to worst.

8. God of War: Ascension

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Not only that God of War: Ascension Largely unnecessary and unimportant, but this is the only game in the series that many fans will consider bad. Apart from featuring one of the worst combat systems and stories, ascension This is the only God of War game that has a (bad) multiplayer mode. ascension The game felt like a trend chaser when it was released at the end of the PS3’s life cycle, and Santa Monica Studios later proved to be a big reason to reboot the franchise.

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7. God of War: Chain of Olympus

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Chain of Olympus It was well received when it was released as the first God of War game on a handheld platform, but that’s really all it has going for it. Compared to other installments in the series, Chain of Olympus is surprisingly straightforward and just hits all the typical gameplay beats you’d expect from a God of War game. Without anything notable in terms of story and gameplay, it definitely ranks as one of the lesser entries in the saga.

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6. God of War (2005)

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Influence of origin god of war This cannot be underestimated as the game that started it all. That being said, God of War 1 It doesn’t hold up all that well by modern standards, both in combat and storytelling. Everything that appeared in the original title was later improved upon in future entries, which puts it in the middle of the pack.

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5. God of War: The Ghost of Sparta

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Ghost of Sparta An incredibly solid God of War entry that has survived to this day. While largely dormant when it launched on the PSP in 2010, it tells one of the most interesting stories in the entire series that hinges on Kratos’ childhood. compared to Chain of Olympus, Ghost of Sparta It actually tried to implement a handful of new ideas and mechanics, making it better than the two God of War entries on PlayStation’s handheld platform.

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4. God of War 3

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God of War 3 Kratos’ time in the Greek pantheon ended with a bang. From beginning to end, God of War 3 Mount Olympus is an exciting ride that rarely has low or low points. Not only does it feature some of the best boss fights and weapons in the entire God of War series, it also wraps up Kratos’ arc that began two games prior. pound for pound, God of War 3 This might be the most enjoyable game in the entire franchise, making it easy to go back and play to this day.

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3. God of War 2

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God of War 2 Its Greek setting was a high point for the series. As the first game directed by Corey Barlog, God of War 2 He contributed heavily to the franchise and helped flesh out the character of Kratos. While original god of war Set the stage for what is to come, God of War 2 made the property more legitimate and turned it into a pillar of the PlayStation brand.

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2. God of War Ragnarok

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Ragnarok God of War is the newest entry in the series and is one of the best. A follow-up to the events of 2018 god of war, Ragnarok Another gripping story centers around Kratos and Atreus as they try to navigate the growing conflict throughout the Norse realm. And while of Ragnarok The story is riveting from start to finish, the game’s drastic changes to the God of War gameplay formula that really set it apart from every other entry.

Read our full review Ragnarok God of War Here.

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1. God of War (2018)

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of 2018 god of war Maybe it’s not that good. This long-awaited entry not only completely rebooted the franchise, but also left behind everything that had been synonymous with the series up to this point (apart from Kratos). Although slightly smaller in scope than its sequel, it focuses tightly on the growing relationship between Kratos and Atreus. god of war very special In short, god of war Not only is it the best game in the series, it’s probably the best first-party game ever released by PlayStation.

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