The prequel to the entire God of War series of video games for the PlayStation systems, God of War Ascension (2013) shows the true beginning of conflict.
After accidentally murdering his wife and daughter, Kratos (T.C. Carson) wanted to break his bond from Ares (Steve Blum). Since that incident, he became known as the Ghost of Sparta. He was later chased down by the Furies, who keep the bonds between the people and the gods of Olympus. Kratos has to find a way to break his bond from Ares and work with the other gods.
Ascension is the only game to have multiplayer mode in online sessions. Each player can work with Zeus, Poseidon, Ares or Hades, with special abilities as in the single-player campaign.
Ascension is a well-written video game prequel for Greek mythology enthusiasts and PlayStation players since 2013 and is worth playing first before the other God of War games.