Examining God of War’s Mythological Accuracy

With the release of God of War III: Remastered this week, it made sense to take a look back at the God of War series. Recently we talked about how Kratos is not a hero, but we wanted to focus on God of War’s interpretation of Greek mythology this time around. To do this, we took a look at ten notable figures from both Sony Santa Monica’s successful series and Greek mythology to see how their video game representation compared.

Please note that this has spoilers for the God of War series throughout. So if you have not played God of War III, you might want to read this after completing Kratos’ adventure.

So, while most characters bear a heavy resemblance to their mythological counterparts, several saw huge changes in both personality and appearance. It has certainly been an interesting ride for Kratos throughout the years, and we can’t wait to see what’s next in the series.

Let us know in the comments your thoughts on how Sony Santa Monica handled their representations of Greek mythology. Also, who is your favorite boss fight in the God of War series?

Essential Reading: