God of War is a franchise centered around the tale of Kratos, a Spartan warrior who is tricked by Ares, the God of War, into killing his wife and children, forcing him to seek revenge against all of the Greek gods. This story, combined with intense action, has made the God of War franchise one of the most popular video game franchises in history, with millions of fans all over the world.
The first installment of the series was released in 2005 and was set in ancient Greece. Players take control of Kratos and embark on a quest for vengeance against the gods of Olympus. As the story progresses, Kratos unlocks powerful weapons and armor, as well as magical powers that can be used against his enemies. Other installments in the series have seen Kratos travel to other realms and battle various enemies, from giant beasts to the gods themselves.
The gameplay of God of War is typically focused on hack and slash action, with players fighting hordes of enemies while also solving puzzles and progress through the story. The series also features quick-time events, which demand fast reflexes from the player in order to succeed. Additionally, each game also includes platforming sections, where Kratos must jump, climb, and use his environment to traverse the level.
God of War also features an expansive RPG system, allowing users to upgrade their equipment and unlock new abilities. As the player progresses through the story, new weapons, pieces of armor, and