This April, the God of War series will return after five years of silence. Kratos desolated the Greek pantheon and the world they ruled over, but he’s somehow stolen away to the Norse realm to conduct a quiet life of isolation.

How did he wind up there? What trail of bodies did the Ghost of Sparta leave in his unbridled wake toward Mt. Olympus? How did his bloodied descent into revenge go from bad to unthinkable? We’ve gathered our scrolls and compiled a chronological synopsis of God of War to give you the full tale of Kratos’ unbelievable life.

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