![[S2E2 Art.jpg]] The *God of War* franchise enters the proverbial Colosseum with its multiplayer debut. *God of War: Ascension* was one of the PlayStation 3’s swan songs and it could have been the same for Kratos. Max Roberts and Logan Moore go back in time to 2013 to try and figure out what happened to the Ghost of Sparta. <audio controls> <source src="https://traffic.libsyn.com/chapterselectpod/CS_S2E2_Final.mp3"> </audio> - *[Download](https://traffic.libsyn.com/chapterselectpod/CS_S2E2_Final.mp3) (33MB) — [[CS_S2E2_Transcript_AsMP.pdf|Episode Transcript]]* - [RSS Feed](https://chapterselectpod.libsyn.com/rss) - [Overcast](https://overcast.fm/itunes1568777352/chapter-select) - [Apple Podcasts](https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/chapter-select/id1568777352) - [Spotify](https://open.spotify.com/show/4f1TLZXbwtSX7uHROe9KlS) # *God of War: Ascension* Developer – Sony Santa Monica Studio Platform – PlayStation 3 Release Date – March 12, 2013 Game Director – [Todd Papy](https://www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,105409/) Producer – [Whitney Wade](https://www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,181466/) Combat Designers – [Jason McDonald](https://www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,4707/) Composers – [Tyler Bates](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyler_Bates) [Metacritic](https://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-3/god-of-war-ascension) – 80/100 # Links - [*God of War: Ascension* Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God_of_War:_Ascension) - [[God of War - Ascension Preview|Max’s God of War: Ascension Preview]] - [*Uncharted* and *The Last of Us* Server Shutdown Notice](https://www.naughtydog.com/blog/uncharted_the_last_of_us_multiplayer_ps3_offline_september_3_2019) - [The Marvel Symphonic Universe – Every Frame a Painting](https://youtu.be/7vfqkvwW2fs) - Soundtrack - [Music](https://music.apple.com/us/album/god-of-war-ascension-original-soundtrack/1553244230) - [Spotify](https://open.spotify.com/album/5HbN8AlVNXadPJglFJI8EC) - [YouTube](https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_kzINe0rviiOfK8Pc2VUjacVS_qAguyWJU) - [*God of War III* Framerate Comparison – Digital Foundry](https://youtu.be/pXHr0Se-cto) - [*God of War: Ascension* Fandom Wiki](https://godofwar.fandom.com/wiki/God_of_War:_Ascension#Prologue) --- *This episode was originally recorded on October 13, 2021.* [Max’s Twitter](https://www.twitter.com/maxroberts143) [Logan’s Twitter](https://www.twitter.com/mooreman12) Researcher, Editor, and Producer – Max Roberts Hosted by Logan Moore & Max Roberts Season Art Statue Photo by [Simone Pellegrini](https://unsplash.com/@mazerone) on [Unsplash](https://unsplash.com/photos/L3QG_OBluT0) and designed by Max Roberts Episode Cover Art Soldiers photo by [Jaime Spaniol](https://unsplash.com/@jaimespaniol) on [Unsplash](https://unsplash.com/photos/-L0N74GWsq8) and designed by Max Roberts