Kratos, the Spartan warrior, known as “The Ghost of Sparta”, who is also in servitude to the Gods, must stop Ares, the God of War, from destroying Athens. To do so, he must kill Ares. In order for Kratos, a mortal, to kill Ares, a God, he must travel to Pandora's Temple and use Pandora's box to kill Ares. In the box contains powers that a mortal can use to kill a God. For Kratos it's personal, he was tricked by Ares to kill his family 10 years ago.
God of War revolves itself around the trials and tribulations of Kratos, a muscular, pale-skinned, heavily tattooed Spartan warrior who, at the outset of the game, is on the verge of suicide. Citing that the gods of Olympus have abandoned him, Kratos throws himself off the tallest mountain in Greece, plummeting to his seemingly desired doom. As he falls, the voice of an elderly narrator cuts off Kratos' death before final impact and tells us of how things had not always been so dire for our hero. Flashback to three weeks prior–to the beginning of Kratos' adventure–where we find him …
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