Which God of War should I start with?

#1 Posted by sewageking1 (19 posts) -

I'm interested in playing the God of War series, so which game should I start with?  I know Chains of Olympus is a prequel, but are you supposed to play God of War 1 before playing that?  Are there spoilers in Chains of Olympus that might ruin God of War 1 for me?


Also, is the God of War PS3 collection worth it?  The collection is about $25 - $30, but I can buy both of the games separately on PS2 for much less than that.  Is there anything that makes the collection that much better than the originals?
#2 Posted by natetodamax (19207 posts) -

Just play 1 then 2 then 3. I don't know enough about the God of War PS3 collection to say anything about that. I think the games look a little better or something. Or I could be going crazy.

#3 Posted by DonChipotle (2762 posts) -

Go in numerical order. As in the numbers on the titles. As in 1 2 3

#4 Posted by CrazyBagMan (842 posts) -

If it were me I would play them in the order they came out.

#5 Posted by RsistncE (4496 posts) -

The one where Kratos kills shit.

#6 Posted by Icemael (6321 posts) -

Well, the only two I would consider worth playing (with the possible exception of the first, which I haven't played) are Chains of Olympus and Ghost of Sparta. So... start with Chains of Olympus, I guess?

#7 Posted by Dany (7887 posts) -
@VelvetLore04 said:
Go in numerical order. As in the numbers on the titles. As in 1 2 3
in...order? that just makes too much sense to be considered!
#8 Posted by EveretteScott (1491 posts) -
@Icemael said:
Well, the only two I would consider worth playing (with the possible exception of the first, which I haven't played) are Chains of Olympus and Ghost of Sparta. So... start with Chains of Olympus, I guess?
Two and three aren't worth it?

Whoa.
#9 Posted by JasonR86 (9710 posts) -
@sewageking1:

Obviously 1 would be the best start for someone new to the series.  But, starting with 2 and moving on to 3 wouldn't be a bad option either.  1 introduces Kratos as a character and explains why he is the way he is.  But 2 introduces an overarching story that is concluded in 3.  Starting with 1 would give you a more complete experience but isn't necessarily required.
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#10 Edited by Enigma777 (6073 posts) -

The chronological order is:
Chains of Olympus
GOW1
Ghost of Sparta
GOW2
GOW3

However I suggest that you play them in the order of release. 

#11 Posted by ArtelinaRose (1854 posts) -

1 was the only decent entry in the series. Everything after that is just RAAAAAAAAAAGH IM SO ANGRY KILL SHIT IN HALF TO THE DEATHHHHHH

#12 Edited by EvilTwin (3324 posts) -
@Artemesia said:

1 was the only decent entry in the series. Everything after that is just RAAAAAAAAAAGH IM SO ANGRY KILL SHIT IN HALF TO THE DEATHHHHHH

So?  The characterization of Kratos ruins your enjoyment of the combat?  That makes most games bad, doesn't it?

@sewageking1: I would just play through the mainline entries first.  If you still want more God of War after that, play the PSP games.  And the God of War collection is worth it I'd say.  Can you really find them for that much less than 25 to 30 dollars on the PS2? 
#13 Posted by agentboolen (1789 posts) -

For the price I don't think you can go wrong with buying the collection on PS3, you'll get the higher resolution graphics.  Beat those and then get a copy of the 3rd game...  If you still want to play GOW after that buy the PSP games, there good but I think the home console games are wear you want to concentrate first.

#14 Posted by Afroman269 (7387 posts) -
@natetodamax said:
Just play 1 then 2 then 3. I don't know enough about the God of War PS3 collection to say anything about that. I think the games look a little better or something. Or I could be going crazy.
Nope, you're right. Get the GoW Collection for PS3. I couldn't bring myself to finish the first game but I enjoyed the second game quite a lot, even more so than 3. Oh and the PSP game Chains of Olympus takes place before the first but you don't really have to play the PSP games.
#15 Posted by rawrsair (821 posts) -

1,2,3. Simple ;)

I loved all of them!

#16 Posted by Otacon (2209 posts) -

Play 1 first definitely. The collection does look really good in HD but that's all your missing if you get the PS2 version. 

#17 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

Play them in any order. 

#18 Posted by Slaker117 (4842 posts) -

Mortal Kombat.

#19 Posted by Surkov (992 posts) -

Buy the collection, and play them in the order they came out. 

#20 Posted by fox01313 (5073 posts) -

Stick with the PS3 collection or just get the PS2/PS3 games, doesn't seem like the psp games will have enough in there to really do more on kratos beyond the primary 3 games that came out on the console.

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