How old is Kratos in every God of War game?

He's impossibly old.

Kratos is fighting for eternity in the God of War franchise. He has lived long enough to witness important historical events in the Ancient World. He survived every challenge for a very long time, so one begs to question, how old is Kratos? Each God of War game represents a certain period of his life, which helps us learn more about his age.

How old is Kratos in God of War?

Although it was never officially revealed how old Kratos is in God of War games, there are many theories. Kratos looks like he's 60 years old in God of War: Ragnarök, but it seems that he has between 144 and 1000 years, depending on how you interpret historical events. To expand on this, here's how old Kratos is in every God of War game in chronological order.

How old is Kratos in God of War Ascension?

God of War: Ascension is Kratos's origin story, where we follow his life from childhood until he becomes a general in service of Ares. After the family tragedy, he begins his quest for revenge. He's probably around 25 years old at the end of the game.

How old is Kratos in God of War Chains of Olympus?

God of War: Chains of Olympus takes place five years after the events in GoW Ascension. Here the math is straightforward, which means that Kratos is around 30 years old in God of War: Chains of Olympus.

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How old is Kratos in God of War (2005)?

In the God of War game that got out in 2005, we find our anti-hero serving Ares, the original god of war. Kratos is around 35 years old in God of War, and the story is yet to take twists and turns.

How old is Kratos in God of War: Ghost of Sparta?

After becoming a god, Kratos is on a mission to find his long-lost brother in this GoW sequel. Time seems to slow down for him, as Kratos has around 40 years in God of War: Ghost of Sparta.

How old is Kratos in God of War: Betrayal?

Things are unraveling fast, as our anti-hero has some issues to discuss with the Greek gods of Olympus. Kratos is around 42 years old in God of War: Betrayal.

How old is Kratos in God of War 2?

God of War 2 (2007) is one of the better sequels in gaming history, with many technical and gameplay improvements. As for the story, Kratos deals with Zeus, who tries to kill him multiple times. In God of War 2, he has around 45 years.

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How old is Kratos in God of War 3?

God of War 3 story continues right where the GoW 2 left off, so we can safely say that Kratos is around 45 years old. And if you keep track, this is where Zeus met his demise. After GoW 3, keeping track of Kratos' age becomes tricky. What's certain is that he goes on a sabbatical for at least 75 years before he comes to Midgard in God of War.

How old is Kratos in God of War (2018)?

We're assuming that ancient gods' worlds exist parallel to each other, so there's no need to wait for the historically accurate time of the Vikings. We're assuming he came to this realm after a 75-year-long break, where he met his future wife Freya. If they were together for 10 years before the birth of his son Atreus, it means that Kratos is around 140 years old in God of War (2018), as his son is 11 years old in the game.

How old is Kratos in God of War Ragnarök?

The story of God of War: Ragnarök takes place three years after the events in GoW, as we know that Atreus is approximately 14 years old in this game. That means that Kratos is 144 years old in God of War Ragnarök. Some theories take historic events into account, making our hero very, very, very old. In that case, Kratos is at least 1000 years old!

For more information on Kratos's neverending fight, check out God of War Ragnarök A Stag for all Seasons Favor Walkthrough on Pro Game Guides.

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