All God of War Games in Order

Here's the order to play the God of War games both in release and chronologically.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, The new God of War game, Ragnarök, will be upon us in a week. The latest game will act as a follow-up to the 2018 title, continuing the story of Kratos and Atreus. With a new game comes people fresh to the franchise who will be diving into the series for the first time. Luckily, you can play most of the games on PS4 and PS5, as long as you’re subscribed to the Premium version of PlayStation Plus. So, where do you begin? Well, we’ve got you covered for both. We’ll start with chronological order, followed by release order. So, without further ado, here’s how to play the God of War games in chronological and release order.

God of War Games in Chronological Order

  1. God of War: Chains of Olympus
  2. God of War: Ascension
  3. God of War (2005)
  4. God of War: Ghost of Sparta
  5. God of War II
  6. God of War III
  7. God of War (2018)
  8. God of War: Ragnarök

Note that the only game we didn’t mention was the cellphone game God of War: Betrayal. While the game is considered canon, it adds very little to the series’ overarching storyline and can easily be skipped. Additionally, the game was made for early cell phones, so it’s next impossible to play it without emulation.

God of War Games in Release Order

  1. God of War (2005)
  2. God of War II (2007)
  3. God of War: Chains of Olympus (2008)
  4. God of War III (2010)
  5. God of War: Chains of Olympus (2010)
  6. God of War: Ascension (2013)
  7. God of War (2018)
  8. God of War: Ragnarök

This list does not contain any of the various remasters for PS3 and PS4, such as the God of War: Collection or God of War III Remastered, nor the PC Port of the 2018 installment. We are only counting the game’s original release dates.

So there you go. That’s every God of War game in both release and chronological order. For more on God of War, check out our review of the 2018 game on PC.

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Joseph Ocasio

Joseph was a freelance news writer for Twinfinite covering anything and everything in the gaming space. He's previously written for CBR and other general entertainment sites. Nintendo holds a special place in his heart, because what can really beat a good Mario or Pokemon game?