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All god of war games playable on ps5 right now.

The God of War series has reached a total of eight games with Ragnarok, but not all of the PlayStation exclusives are playable on the PS5.

  • God of War now has a total of eight games, beginning on the PlayStation 2, with its most recent installment on the PS5.
  • All mainline console releases of God of War can be played on the PS5, but some require a PS+ Premium subscription.
  • Unfortunately, the two God of War games released for the PSP are not playable on the PS5.

The unexpected release of DLC for God of War 's latest has brought even more of Kratos' journey to the PlayStation 5 . Ever since the PlayStation 2 era, God of War has been one of Sony's flagship franchises for its line of consoles and handhelds. The last two console generations saw something of a reinvention for the series, starting with 2018's simply-titled God of War , a soft reboot. God of War Ragnarok 's Valhalla DLC , however, grapples directly with the series' earlier games, most of which can be played on the PS5.

The series began in 2005 with the original hack-and-slash God of War on the PS2. Players take control of Kratos, who is formerly a commanding officer and great warrior under the Greek god of war, Ares. Tragedy befalls Kratos when he is tricked by Ares into killing his own wife and daughter, a ruse Ares hoped would mold Kratos into an even greater killer by detaching him from his emotional anchors. Kratos' anger and violent revenge for Ares' betrayal are the narrative impetuses that began the series, which now has a total of eight games. Six of the eight games are playable on PS5, and it's arguably the two least pertinent that are unavailable.

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Every mainline console release in the God of War series is playable on the PlayStation 5 , albeit with some caveats. There are only three that are directly supported – God of War 3 Remastered , God of War (2018), and God of War Ragnarok . God of War 3 Remastered and the 2018 soft reboot are both native PS4 games, and will run at 60 frames per second on Sony's latest console after God of War 's PS5 patch in 2021. God of War Ragnarok was released as a cross-generation title, playable on both PS4 and PS5.

Unfortunately, God of War 3 is the only pre-PS4 game in the series to have gotten a remaster which is directly compatible with the PS5. It's arguably the best title of the original, fixed-camera games, so God of War 3 isn't a bad place to start , but anyone looking to play the whole mainline series will need to utilize other means. In order to play the original God of War , God of War 2 , and God of War: Ascension on PS5, a subscription to PlayStation Plus Premium is required, which grants access to the Classics Catalog.

Premium's Classics Catalog has the HD versions of the first two games, which were remastered for the PlayStation 3, and must be streamed on the PS5. The same is true for Ascension , which never received a port or remaster for another platform. PS3 titles are a sticking point for the PS5's backward compatibility – they cannot be downloaded, so in addition to a PS+ Premium subscription, a stable internet connection is required to play God of War (2005), God of War 2 , and God of War: Ascension on PS5 .

God of War 3 Remastered , God of War (2018), and God of War Ragnarok are also included in the PS+ Premium catalog, making the entire mainline console series available as long as a subscription is active.

Release order (how they're listed in the table above) is the recommended way to play the God of War games, even though Ascension is a prequel and is chronologically the earliest game in the entire series. The original trilogy and Ascension are distinctly different from the two newest installments – all four are fixed-camera, hack-and-slash games; 2018's soft reboot reinvented God of War 's combat with a third-person perspective. Playing in release order lets Kratos' story unfold in the manner it was written, but also lets players experience the natural evolution of the series' gameplay.

God Of War's Two PSP Games Are Not Playable On PS5

Sadly, the two God of War games that were released for the PlayStation Portable – Chains of Olympus and Ghost of Sparta – are currently not playable on the PlayStation 5 . This is one unfortunate consequence of the new PS+ model subsuming PlayStation Now, Sony's previous game streaming service. PlayStation Now had made it possible to play all eight God of War games on PS5, but the series' two PSP installments have not been brought to the PS+ Premium Classics Catalog. Doing so would theoretically be possible; both Chains of Olympus and Ghost of Sparta were included as digital downloads in the God of War Saga collection released for the PS3 in 2012, so these versions could conceivably be streamed through PlayStation Plus Premium.

Although both PSP games can be considered bonus chapters to Kratos' story, fitting into the God of War timeline on either side of the original game, Chains of Olympus has acquired newfound prominence after the release of God of War Ragnarok: Valhalla . Helios' decapitated head appears in Valhalla , and even though his death occurs in God of War 3 , Chains of Olympus details foundational moments in the Greek Sun god's relationship with Kratos. Most importantly, Kratos saves Helios' life in Chains of Olympus , giving Helios a debt he feels he must repay, which is referenced in both God of War 3 and throughout Ragnarok 's Valhalla DLC.

Chains of Olympus and Ghost of Sparta are ultimately fairly short romps through God of War 's rendition of Ancient Greece, but it's unfortunate that the entirety of the series can't be experienced on Sony's latest hardware. The six home console games are certainly enough to satiate any longtime God of War fan revisiting the series or newcomer hoping to play through Kratos' journey for the first time, but the PSP games are still sorely missed. Sony regularly adds new retro games to the PS+ Premium Classics Catalog, so there's still hope that one day every God of War game will be availalbe on the PlayStation 5 .

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DISCOVER GOD OF WAR

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INTRODUCTION

Starting with the release of God of War in 2005 on PlayStation 2, Santa Monica Studio has created seven games across multiple platforms up to the most recent release in 2018.

Now comes the sequel to the critically acclaimed God of War (2018), God of War Ragnarök.

Join Kratos and Atreus on a mythic journey for answers before Ragnarök arrives. Together, father and son must put everything on the line as they journey to each of the Nine Realms.  Throughout stunning mythological landscapes, they’ll face fearsome enemies – from Norse gods to wild beasts – as they prepare for the showdown of their lives.       

Armed with his trusty weapons of war – including the Leviathan Axe and the Blades of Chaos – Kratos’ deadly skills will be tested like never before as he fights to protect his family. A host of new abilities for him and Atreus also await, leaving room for fluid, expressive and customizable combat in this epic and unflinching tale.    All the while, Asgardian forces assemble…

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EXPLORE THE GOD OF WAR SERIES

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God of War Ragnarök

Original release: PS5, PS4 Release date: November 9, 2022

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GOD OF WAR ON PC

Kratos and Atreus' 2018 adventure is now available on Steam and Epic Games Store with a range of optimizations for PC players.

PC features:

  • High-fidelity graphics
  • NVIDIA® DLSS and Reflex Support
  • Controls customization
  • Ultra-wide support 

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BEGIN THE JOURNEY

In contrast to the Greek pantheon, God of War (2018) and God of War Ragnarök set Kratos on a new journey with the Norse world, leaving his old life behind and seeking a new life with his son Atreus.

A fantastic odyssey

From the marble and columns of ornate Olympus to the gritty forests, mountains and caves of Pre-Viking Norse lore, this is a distinctly new realm with its own pantheon of creatures, monsters and gods. 

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The quest to redeem Kratos

“The son is the humanity that Kratos lost. He’s that mirror that’s reminding him that there is a different way, a way that he might have forgotten so long ago. 

 -Cory Barlog, Creative Director

Living as a man outside the shadow of the gods, Kratos must adapt to unfamiliar lands, unexpected threats, and a second chance at being a father. Together with his son Atreus, the pair will venture into the brutal Norse wilds and fight to fulfill a deeply personal quest.

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"Be a warrior"

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Father and son.

A second chance — Kratos is a father again. As mentor and protector to Atreus, a son determined to earn his respect, he is forced to deal with and control the rage that has long defined him while out in a very dangerous world with his son. 

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Atreus is the humanity that Kratos lost

 "From a story perspective, Atreus is the humanity that Kratos lost. He's helping Kratos understand what it was like to be a human and Kratos is trying to help the kid understand what it means to be a god. The kid has no idea about any of that stuff. They're both sort of teaching each other a little bit and kind of helping each other hobble through a very difficult emotional journey."          

 -Cory Barlog, Creative Director ( Mashable )

“Atreus only knows the world that he lives in with his dad. They've lived in this forest, a very small area. They're going out on the road together. Dad is just Dad. You don't really know any different. That's just a parameters for his life. As he starts to learn who he is, how he fits into all of this and who his dad is, it's an interesting sort of way that—he sees life differently than we see Kratos. He allows us to see Kratos with a slightly different lens because he's experiencing it all differently.” 

 -Cory Barlog, Creative Director ( Vice )

 -Cory Barlog, Creative Director  ( Mashable )

 -Cory Barlog, Creative Director  ( Vice )

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Bringing Atreus to life

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Vicious, physical combat with an over-the-shoulder free camera that brings the player closer to the action than ever before.

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Fights in God of War mirror the pantheon of Norse creatures Kratos will face: grand, gritty, and grueling. A new main weapon and new abilities retain the defining spirit of God of War while presenting a vision of violent conflict that forges new ground in the genre.

"Right away the magic of throwing the axe, having it stick anywhere in the world, and then recalling it, and then kind of playing around with that, and realizing you can hit people with it, you can throw it behind them, move in front of them, recall it and hit him in the back."

-Cory Barlog, Creative Director ( GamesRadar+ )

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Magic of throwing the axe

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The Leviathan Axe

A darker, more elemental world.

With an added emphasis on discovery and exploration, the world will draw players in to explore every inch of God of War’s breathtakingly threatening landscape—by far the largest in the franchise.

From the marble and columns of ornate Olympus to the gritty forests, mountains, and caves of Pre-Viking Norse lore, this is a distinctly new realm with its own pantheon of creatures, monsters, and gods. 

“We don’t force you to go find something, but when you do, you are rewarded. You are rewarded with things like “Wow, there’s an entire level over here!” And I think that sense of discovery is so important. Linearity can drive you through this fantastic story – you’re always going to be driven forward by the development and arc of the characters – but at any given point in this game, you can pull the lever on the bus and stop to look around, and then get back on the bus and keep going."

- Cory Barlog, Creative Director ( Game Informer )

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Our Norse universe

God of War takes place at the time when powerful Gods and incredible monsters walked the Earth. Our Norse universe is steeped within a darker and more elemental world.

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Prehistory point

"In the Viking era, they always talked about, 'The gods have abandoned us.' Thor and Loki and Odin all walked the Earth at one point, but they're not around anymore. [The vikings] fight for them, but they're not there. This idea that we're at is saying, we're at a prehistory point, where gods did walk the Earth, when monsters were real before they became extinct."

-Creative Director, Cory Barlog ( GameSpot )

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Exploring Norse myth

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Sindri (Huldra brothers)

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Incredible creatures.

Get closer to the terrifying beasts that await you on Kratos and Atreus’ perilous quest.

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"On our journey we will be attacked by all manner of creature. To be effective in combat, a warrior must not feel for his enemy. Close your heart to the desperation, close your heart to their suffering. The road ahead is long and unforgiving, no place for a boy, you must be a warrior". 

Bear's score

Composer Bear McCreary is best known for his incredible work on Battlestar Galatica and The Walking Dead. In his own words, this is what composing the score of God of War means to him.

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Scoring God of War 

"My work on God of War began nearly two years ago. One rainy November afternoon, I was called into Santa Monica Studio to meet with acclaimed music producers Pete Scaturro and Keith Leary (with whom I had collaborated closely on Sony’s SOCOM 4: US Navy Seals), to discuss a secret project. 

Our conversation revolved around folk music, mythology, Nordic ethnic instruments, vocal writing, and classical thematic development. "Wait a minute." I asked. "Is this... a new God of War?!" Their facial expressions told me everything I needed to know. And with that, I realized I was tumbling headfirst into a daunting and challenging dream project."

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The journey begins

Prior to the franchise entry released in 2018, God of War™ began in a realm of brutal Greek mythology.

Kratos, an ex-Spartan warrior, is pushed to unleash the power of the gods as he embarks on a merciless quest of vengeance to destroy Ares, the God of War.

Armed with lethal double chain blades, Kratos must carve through mythology's darkest creatures - including Medusa, Cyclops, the Hydra and more, while solving intricate puzzles in breathtaking environments. Fate, however, has a different plan for Kratos as he learns the truth about a heart-wrenching betrayal that will change him forever.

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A reverse of fate

The sequel to the original God of War, in God of War II, Kratos sits atop his Olympus throne as the new God of War, far more ruthless than Ares ever was. Shunned by the other gods for his brutality and haunted by memories of his past, Kratos is struck down by Zeus for refusing to swear loyalty.

Rescued before he is lost to the Underworld by the Titan Gaia, Kratos is set on a path to regain his power and change that which no mortal, or god, has ever changed – his fate.

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Chained to the gods

Set before Kratos learned the truth of Ares’ betrayal, God of War: Chains of Olympus is a prequel to the first two games in the series.

In God of War: Chains of Olympus, the world is plunged into darkness and the gods rendered powerless. As penance for killing those closest to him, Kratos is tasked by Athena to restore Olympus and embarks on a journey that pits him against the most feared creatures of Greek mythology. At the end of his path, Kratos must choose between his own personal redemption or saving the world from certain destruction.

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In the end, there will only be chaos™

The story of God of War III is the epic conclusion to Kratos’ Greek trilogy as he seeks to end the rule of the gods once and for all.

Facing impossible odds and an elaborate plot, Kratos must rise from the darkest depths of Hades to scale the heights of Mt. Olympus. Armed with double-chained blades and a new array of weapons and magic, Kratos faces off against fearsome monsters of myth and gargantuan Titans on his path to bring down Zeus, King of the Gods.

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Ghost of family

God of War: Ghost of Sparta is set after the events of the original PlayStation 2 game,  revealing the previously unknown struggles and history of Kratos as he challenges the deities of Olympus, eventually taking the status and title of god for himself.

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Before he was a god, he was a man

God of War: Ascension serves as another prequel to the series, taking place ten years before the events of the original God of War.

Shortly after Kratos was tricked by Ares into slaying his family, he swears to avenge them and renounces his blood oath to serve the God of War.

As punishment for breaking this oath, Kratos is sentenced to an eternity chained within a prison for the living damned while enduring endless torture by the Furies who want to break his mind. Kratos will have to battle his way through the prison as he seeks his freedom, redemption, and the clarity to avenge his family.

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A bold new beginning

From Santa Monica Studio and creative director Cory Barlog comes a new beginning for God of War. Living as a man outside the shadow of the gods, Kratos must adapt to unfamiliar lands, unexpected threats, and a second chance at being a father. Together with his son Atreus, the pair will venture into the brutal Norse wilds and fight to fulfill a deeply personal quest.

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Embark on an epic and heartfelt journey

From Santa Monica Studio comes the sequel to the critically acclaimed God of War (2018). Kratos and Atreus must journey to each of the Nine Realms in search of answers as they prepare for the prophesied battle that will end the world. 

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BEHIND THE SCENES OF GOD OF WAR

Learn more about the making of God of War Ragnarök and God of War 2018 from the creators at Santa Monica Studio.

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A new beginning

How Santa Monica Studio began the journey of creating a new God of War. 

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Defining the Norse direction

A behind-the-curtains look God of War’s development process.

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"Give me God of War"

Senior Combat Tech-Designer, Mihir Sheth gives an in-depth look at the hardest difficulty mode.

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Official Cosplay Guide

Inspired by fans around the world, visit the definitive Official Cosplay Guide. 

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Relive the adventure of Kratos and Atreus in God of War's New Game Plus (NG+) mode.

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THE EVOLUTION OF GOD OF WAR'S ATREUS

Key developers behind the creation of God of War Ragnarök discuss the process of turning Atreus the ‘boy’ into an older, more complex playable character.

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GOD OF WAR COMMUNITY

Join the community and share God of War artwork, cosplay and much more. For the latest updates on God of War, connect on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook!

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GOD OF WAR FAQs

Depending on the difficulty setting, the average player can expect to take around 20-25 hours total to complete the main story. Players seeking a completionist run can expect around 40-50 hours of gameplay total. Players should enjoy the game at their own pace regardless of the time listed above.

The God of War franchise currently has 8 games in the series, with another installment in the works.

Familiarize yourself with the basics of combat, explore the lore of this legendary setting and get a look at the enemies you’ll face in the official PlayStation guide to God of War . Game director Cory Barlog also has a few tips for going toe-to-toe with some of God of War’s nastier beasts in this video .

God of War Ragnarök was released on November 9, 2022. To get the latest updates, make sure you follow Santa Monica Studio on Twitter , Instagram , and Facebook ! 

God of War (2018) is currently available for PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®5 consoles and PC.

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"From a story perspective, Atreus is the humanity that Kratos lost. He's helping Kratos understand what it was like to be a human and Kratos is trying to help the kid understand what it means to be a god. The kid has no idea about any of that stuff. They're both sort of teaching each other a little bit and kind of helping each other hobble through a very difficult emotional journey."                                                                       -Cory Barlog, Creative Director ( Mashable )

                                                                     -Cory Barlog, Creative Director ( Vice )

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    Updated Dec 24, 2023 The God of War series has reached a total of eight games with Ragnarok, but not all of the PlayStation exclusives are playable on the PS5. Summary God of War now has a total of eight games, beginning on the PlayStation 2, with its most recent installment on the PS5.

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