God of War Ragnarok – The Story So Far

IT’S been four years since the last God of War game came out and 17 years since the first one.

The God of War series has a long and fairly deep lore, and we’ve most likely forgotten most of it since we last played.

God of War Ragnarok lands on November 9th.


God of War Ragnarok lands on November 9th.Photo credit: Sony Santa Monica

To make things easier, here’s our recap of the story so far to get you ready for God of War Ragnarok.

God of War (2005)

Before the reboot, God of War was originally based on Greek mythology and Kratos was the leader of the Spartan army.

He made a pact with the war god Ares, offering to serve him in exchange for the power of the Blades of Chaos.

Kratos is then ordered to attack a village full of worshipers of Athena. However, it is a trap as Ares moved Kratos’ family to the village.

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The Spartan kills his family and is cursed when the ashes of his wife and child cling to his skin.

Seeking revenge on Ares, he serves the other gods until Athena commissions him to kill Ares to gain forgiveness.

After an arduous journey, he opens Pandora’s box and gains the power to defeat the god of war.

Still wracked with remorse, he attempts to commit suicide. However, Athena brings him back, replacing Ares on Mount Olympus with Kratos, now the new god of war.

God of War 2 (2007)

Some time after the events of the first game, Kratos has made a number of enemies on Mount Olympus.

During an attack on Rhodes led by Kratos, Zeus tricks him into giving up the powers he gained from Pandora’s box.

Zeus wants to win back Kratos’ loyalty, but he refuses, and Zeus murders the entire Spartan army in retaliation.

On his second mission of vengeance against the gods, Kratos travels back in time to prevent his own death – his third to date.

He then fights Zeus and brings him to his knees; However, Athena sacrifices herself when Kratos is about to deliver the final blow.

Zeus then reveals that he is Kratos’ father. However, Kratos is still not very satisfied and decides to recruit an army of titans to bring down all of Olympus.

God of War 3 (2010)

The third game begins with the Titans attacking Olympus. They manage to kill Poseidon but Zeus manages to fight them back.

Kratos falls to his death and the Titan Gaia refuses to save him. Like everyone who crosses Kratos’ path, he now wants to kill her.

Athena, ascended through her sacrifice, aids Kratos as he kills Hades and frees the souls of the underworld.

He finds Gaia, now wounded, cuts off her arm and leaves her for dead.

Returning to the original plan to assassinate Zeus, he kills Hermes, Hephaestus, Hera, and Cronos along the way.

Turns out Gaia wasn’t dead, but on her third meeting with Kratos, he makes sure to get the job done.

Kratos then goes to kill Zeus, but Zeus’ spirit goes to remove Kratos’ powers again.

At the last minute, Kratos learns to forgive himself for killing his family, gains the power of hope, and murders Zeus forever.

Athena demands that Kratos return the power of hope, but Kratos chooses to kill himself instead, bringing Kratos’ death count to five.

God of War (2018)

The reboot shifts the story of Kratos into Norse mythology, but fans should note that this is still the same Kratos who continuously murdered everyone he met, including himself, for the first three games.

Before the story begins we find out that Kratos has fallen in love with a mortal woman, Faye, and they are finding a home in Midgard with their son Atreus.

Kratos tries to keep the fact that he is a god a secret, but eventually Faye finds out.

Faye dies, which leads to the beginning of the game, where we see Kratos and Atreus begin their journey to fulfill their last wish: to scatter their ashes on the highest peak.

Father and son bond and overcome trials along the way. Of course, this also includes a spot of deicide.

Kratos murders Magni while Atreus shuts down Modi, taking out Baldur along the way. This time, Kratos is the target of Baldur’s mother Freya’s revenge.

When the two reach the summit, they discover that Faye was not a mortal, but a Frost Giant heroine named Rundey.

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We learn that Atreus is actually the god Loki.

If that didn’t make sense, you’re not alone, just know that there’s likely to be plenty of killing and great action in the upcoming God of War Ragnarök.

Written by Ryan Woodrow and Georgina Young on behalf of GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN.

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