God of War
- Year of Release: 2005
- Developer: Santa Monica Studio
The original God of War was amazing and helped to set up a franchise that is now five games deep. We’re not even referencing all the extra or downloadable content they’ve given us too. When God of War came out in 2005, Sony was trying to put out proper PlayStation exclusives. God of War was a PS2 exclusive and sort of a test for them. They tried this before with games like Crash, but they weren’t successful in doing this very often. God of War gave them a huge exclusive franchise!
The story follows Kratos, a Spartan warrior who is at the service of the Greek gods and goddesses. Athena tasks Kratos to kill Ares, the “God of War” at the time. Ares was Kratos’ mentor but there is no love lost between them, as he tricked Kratos into killing his wife and daughter. Ares is now trying to take Athens away from Athena out of hatred for her, so Kratos must put an end to him before he can do it. The best way to do that is via “Pandora’s Box,” but this would set up several problems of its own.