The evolution of Kratos is what makes this franchise special. His journey from being a one-note rage machine to becoming a fleshed-out human being not only represents the maturity of the series but video game storytelling as a whole.
GOD OF WAR: BETRAYAL
A unique decision, seeing as the PSP might have been an ideal platform for a game of this style. Regardless, Betrayal was something special and looked and played great despite being a phone game.
GOD OF WAR: CHAINS OF OLYMPUS
Speaking of the PSP, the next entry on our list is the first God of War to come to that platform. God of War: Chains of Olympus was what fans wanted for a portable version of God of War.
GOD OF WAR: GHOST OF SPARTA
God of War: Ghost of Sparta is a fantastic follow-up to Chains of Olympus. It takes all the knowledge Ready at Dawn learned from their first PSP game and fleshed those concepts out.
GOD OF WAR II
There was a lot of pressure for God of War II to live up to the first game. Fortunately, Santa Monica Studio was up to the task and delivered an even better story and gameplay than the first.