Pharaonic – 5 games set in ancient locations

As Pharonic is released, Amy Walker looks at interesting ancient locations in gaming...

God Of War

Platform: PS2, PS3, PS4, PSP, PS Vita

The God of War series takes some big liberties with its ancient history by mixing a lot of mythology (okay, it’s mostly mythology), but it’s easily the best game set in ancient Greece.

God of War follows Kratos, the permanently angry Spartan warrior, as he battles through ancient cities, the underworld, and the realm of the Gods in his quest for revenge for the death of his family.

The series gives us over the top and insane action sequences that are simply impossible for other games (where else can you ride a Titan up the side of Mount Olympus?), a competent fighting mechanic, and a genuinely engrossing story. With the latest game in the series due out early 2018, now is a good time to look into the rest of the series.

1 comment

  1. I really liked Gladius on the Xbox, but not many people seem to have played it. You had to create a faction / team of gladiators in turn-based combat. Allowed for what felt like a lot of customisation and was great fun in co-op. Had some very cool looking levels. Not sure how well it would hold up today! But at the time it was excellent.

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