Credit: Matt Bertz (writer)
Don’t get on the Ghost of Sparta’s bad side. His rap sheet is the stuff of ages: He murdered his former boss (the god Ares), attempted fratricide, and kick-started a war against the rest of the Greek gods. The third and final chapter of his story finds Kratos knocking on the door of Mount Olympus. With the aid of the Titans and his deadly double-chained blades, Kratos has the necessary allies and tools to exact his vengeance upon Zeus—and drop any Greek god foolish enough to stand in his way. As with its instant-classic predecessors, God of War III presents jaw-dropping battlefields with a huge sense of scale. Armed with the most stylish combat on the planet and a control system its competitors are blatantly ripping off, this finale cements God of War’s membership in the video game pantheon.