August 8, 2022

The long-running God of War franchise has sprawled across several PlayStation games starring Kratos, the titular Greek God of War himself. If you’re a newcomer to the franchise, or you simply haven’t played one of these games in a while, events might seem a little confusing, especially now that we’re talking about Norse gods. 

That’s why I’ve put together a timeline of the key events and characters, all leading up to the latest entry in the series, God of War Ragnarok, a game that’s slated to arrive for PS4 and PS5 on Nov. 9, 2022. Given how big prior games have been, God of War Ragnarok could end up being one of the best PS5 games available.