God of War: Ascension is a prequel to the award-winning action adventure series, set prior to the events of the original God of War. The story of doomed Spartan warrior Kratos begins with a riveting journey that reveals all there is to learn about his dark, mortal past.
Outnumbered and faced with death at the hands of a barbarian horde, Kratos pledges a blood oath of servitude to the God of War, Ares, in order to secure victory and his life. But after becoming Ares’ champion on the fields of battle and spreading chaos throughout the land, Kratos is tricked into committing an act so terrible it will change his life forever and force him to turn his back on his master.
But bonds with the gods of Olympus are not easily undone, and now Kratos finds himself imprisoned by the Fury Queen Alecto and her two sisters, Megaera and Tisiphone, as punishment for breaking his promise.
Despite the pain and suffering, Kratos must harness the rage within himself to escape the hellish prison, face his past and cut his ties with the God of War.