To all the game fanatic worldwide, here is some exciting news for you all! Yes, you heard that right. God of War is coming out with its fifth part. This action hack and slash game is created by David Jaffe. The game consists of the seven single-player games and one multiplayer type. The first era starts with Greek Mythology followed by Norse Mythology. It has been considered one of the best action games of all time.
About the God of War Franchise- Greek Mythology
The first version of the game was launched on 22nd March 2005. It is developed by Santa Monica Studio and got published by Sony Computer Entertainment. It is based on Greek Mythology, consisting of the Olympian gods and the great warriors. The game is combo-based combat, comprising of various magical attacks. With its release, it became an immediate hit and sold a million copies.
After a gap of two years on 13th March 2007, the second installment of the game was released. The era of greek mythology was continued into this version. With the same gameplay as that of the previous, Kratos rise in, after killing Ares. Later he gets killed by Zeus. This version had better puzzles and was an improved version of the first part. It was well received by the audience winning several awards.
Soon after, God of War: Betrayal and God of War: Chains of Olympus were released in the subsequent years. God of War: Betrayal was adapted for the mobiles with Java ME. It is the first two-dimensional side-scroller to be launched. Chains of Olympus version was adapted for the Playstation portable.
Later, the third version of the series God of War 3 was released on 16th March 2010. The gameplay is similar, with Kratos igniting the great war. In the search of Pandora, he defeats all the monsters and god coming his way, clearing off the Olympian gods’ reign. It has better features and attack, with alternative combat options and power-enhancing abilities. Later, with the launch of God of War: Ghosts of Sparta and God of War: Ascension it was the end of Greek Mythology.
The second era- Norse Mythology
After the end of Greek began the era of Norse Mythology. On 1st February 2018, A short text-based game called, God of War: A call from the wilds was launched. It was set as the prequel for the God of War 5. Two months later, on 20th April 2018, God of War 5 was released in the market. The story follows with Kratos landing in the Norse era, who now has a son named Atreus. With his wife dying, the two of them set out to lay down her ashes from the top of the nine realms. On the way, they are encountered by Baldur who gets defeated and thus discovers the hidden secrets.
The game received critical acclaim and was much appreciated. It has much better story content, combat attacks, setup, graphic design, etc. The game was awarded as “Game of the Year” and become a major hit worldwide. Selling over 10 million copies, God of War 5 became one of the best-selling Playstation 4 games.