God of War II
Released March 13, 2007, Kratos returns to the PS2 in the sequel to God of War. God of War II picks up not terribly long after the original game's end, with Kratos having exacted his revenge upon the previous god of war, Ares. But even with all these newfangled godly powers, Kratos is unsatisfied. He continues to command the Spartan army and directs them to tear through the known world. This utter disregard for the other citizens of Greece displeases the pantheon. Betrayed by Athena and seemingly killed by Zeus, Kratos is rescued by Gaia of the Titans. Gaia instructs Kratos that his fate can be changed, but only if he can reach the ridiculously remote temple that houses the Sisters of Fate.