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Assassin's Creed: Odyssey
Assassin's Creed: Odyssey

RPG 05 October 2018

The new entry in the bestselling open-world action game series developed by Ubisoft. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey takes the players on a journey to ancient Greece. The players assume the role of one of the titular Assassins.

Total War Saga: Troy
Total War Saga: Troy

Strategy 13 August 2020

The second spin-off of the Total War strategy cycle in which players can take part in a conflict known as the Trojan War. In Total War Saga: Troy we can lead the army of the title city or the Greek army attacking it. The game created by Creative Assembly studio features eight famous heroes, headed by Achilles and Ulysses.

God of War III
God of War III

Action 16 March 2010

The third installment in a best-selling slasher series, God of War, and the first one designed for the PlayStation 3 console. The game’s story picks up after the previous two installments, focusing on the war between titans and Olympian gods, fanned by the vengeful Kratos. The gameplay premise does not stray far from the standards of the series, focusing on spectacular battles with numerous opponents and mighty bosses. At the same time, God of War III offers several new weapons, each requiring a different combat style. The protagonist was given a brand new magic system and new, useful artifacts, such as Icarus Wings, Golden Fleece, or the Head of Helios. Thanks to the increased capabilities of PlayStation 3, the third installment in the series sports much better graphics and better AI of enemies.

God of War: Ascension
God of War: Ascension

Action 12 March 2013

The fourth chapter of the adventures of Kratos, the Spartan warrior-gone-god. The title is a prequel to the God of War trilogy. The protagonist of the game was deceived by Ares into murdering his family. He decides to be no longer obedient to the god of war, for what he is sent to the titan prison. Despite the madness and tortures, he doesn’t abandon his hopes for revenge. Once he manages to escape, he can start his bloody revenge on the gods of the Olympus. The developers from Sony Santa Monica remained faithful to the gameplay mechanics based mostly on spectacular battles with powerful (and frequently gigantic) enemies. The mechanics of the game were improved with a series of new features. Among them there is a multiplayer mode which allows up to eight players to play together through Internet.

Zeus: Master of Olympus
Zeus: Master of Olympus

Strategy 17 October 2000

Another economic strategy game by Impressions Games, known from e.g. Lords of the Realm and the Caesar series. The production is set in ancient Greece, where you play as a leader of a city, which means, you have not only to develop your domain, but also to care for its citizens and appease the gods overseeing the region. You can also expand you city by founding colonies and fighting other factions — you can send ordinary troops to battle or use heroes, who can defeat mythological creatures, loot mysterious ruins, and lead armies in the most important battles. Zeus: Master of Olympus features high-quality visuals, with detailed building models and ubiquitous citizens, going on about their daily lives.

Assassin's Creed: Odyssey - The Fate of Atlantis
Assassin's Creed: Odyssey - The Fate of Atlantis

RPG 23 April 2019

The Fate of Atlantis is a second DLC to Assassin's Creed Odyssey. The developers divided the story into several episodes. This expansion takes the players to a mythical city where they not only have to face divine beings, but also discover the secrets of the first civilization.

God of War II
God of War II

Action 13 March 2007

A follow-up to the Sony's bestselling slasher released in 2005, whose plot is loosely based on the characters and events from Greek mythology. In God of War II we, once again, take on the role of Kratos, a Spartan warrior seeking vengeance, who, after having killed Ares, has become the new god of war. Tormented by nightmares of his past, the hero – despite the goddess Athena’s warnings – descends to Earth to help his fellow Spartans in conquering Rhodes. His actions infuriate Zeus, who cripples and kills our hero. Finding himself in Hades, Kratos learns that to turn back time and change his fate, he must find and kill three legendary Sisters of Fate. In terms of game mechanics, the second part of God of War doesn’t differ too much from its predecessor, though developers gave players completely new attacks and placed on Kratos’ path a lot of logical puzzles, which require – aside from fast fingers – a sharp mind.

Assassin's Creed: Odyssey - Legacy of the First Blade
Assassin's Creed: Odyssey - Legacy of the First Blade

RPG 04 December 2018

The first big expansion to Assassin's Creed Odyssey, divided into three episodes. Legacy of the First Blade allows the players to stand by the side of Darius, the first hero to use the series' iconic hidden blade.

God of War III Remastered
God of War III Remastered

Action 14 July 2015

A remastered version of the third installment in a cult action-game franchise, whose consecutive parts were released on different generations of Sony’s consoles. This product was prepared to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the series and was released on PlayStation 4. The story is a direct sequel to God of War II. It tells about the war between titans and gods, which was ignited by Kratos. This time players get brand new weapons, each one characterized by a different combat style. Kratos also uses a new magic system and artifacts, such as Icarus Wings, Golden Fleece, and the Head of Helios. As compared with the previous installments in the series, artificial intelligence of opponents and bosses was significantly improved, which makes the gameplay more compelling and demanding, Interestingly, you can ride monsters (e.g. Cyclopes) when you weaken them. The most obvious difference between the 2010 original and the remastered edition is the graphics with resolution raised to 1080p.

God of War: Ghost of Sparta
God of War: Ghost of Sparta

Action 02 November 2010

The next installment of a series of brutal action games. Again, we play the hateful spartite of Kratos, who this time has to face his own past. The game remains true to the tradition of home consoles and offers clashes with powerful bosses, an advanced combat system, an epic story referring to Greek mythology and a great visual setting.

God of War Collection
God of War Collection

Action 17 November 2009

A pack containing the first two games from the bestselling God of War series, remastered for the users of next generation consoles. In both games, originally released for PlayStation 2 in 2005 and 2007 respectively, we learn the story of the Spartan warrior Kratos, currently a hatchet man working for the Olympians. The gameplay is implemented in the form of a brutal third-person slasher, as we deal with a throng of mythological monsters and even mighty gods like Ares, or Zeus himself. We also meet many famous characters and get some mythical artifacts that help us fight in various ways. The first two parts in the series that comprise the God of War Collection have been refreshed by Bluepoint Games studio, now supporting 720p resolution and 60 FPS. The support for Trophies, not present in PlayStation 2 editions, has also been added.

Imperiums: Greek Wars
Imperiums: Greek Wars

Strategy 30 July 2020

A strategy game with an action set in ancient Greece, beginning when Philip II of Macedon took the throne. Imperiums: Greek Wars offers typical 4X turn-based gameplay and mixes historical realities with mythological elements.

God of War (2005)
God of War (2005)

Action 22 March 2005

An action-adventure game that tells the story of Kratos – once a Spartan warrior, currently the servant of Olympus. The protagonist isn’t a flawless, noble warrior – he is a specialist when it comes to “dirty work”.

God of War: Chains of Olympus
God of War: Chains of Olympus

Action 04 March 2008

The next installment of the legendary God of War slasher series, which was prepared for PlayStation Portable. The authors use the power of the device to provide spectacular action and graphics that were impossible to achieve on competing mobile devices at the time.

Ancient Wars: Sparta
Ancient Wars: Sparta

Strategy 08 December 2006

Sparta: Ancient Wars is the first part of a cycle of PeCet Real-Time Strategies, dealing with the famous ancient wars. As the name suggests, we take control of the legendary Spartan troops from the Peloponnese Peninsula, famous for their incredible battle.

God of War: Origins Collection
God of War: Origins Collection

Action 13 September 2011

Poseidon: Zeus Official Expansion
Poseidon: Zeus Official Expansion

Strategy 01 July 2001

Poseidon: The God of Atlantis is the official extension to the highly popular economic strategy of Zeus: Mr. Olympus. Just like in the base game, the action of the add-on was set in antiquity. This time, however, players take control over the development of mythical Atlantis. Developers from Impressions Games studio have also decided to add a functional editor, allowing you to create your own play scenarios.

Spartan: Gates of Troy
Spartan: Gates of Troy

Strategy 02 July 2004

An addition to Spartan turn-based strategy based on events for which the (un)indirect reason was the beautiful Helena. In addition to the battle for Troy, the supplement contains scenarios describing the colonization of Greece and earlier famous conflicts: the Ionian campaign, the Battle of Thermopylae and the Roman-Persian campaign.

Apotheon
Apotheon

Action 03 February 2015

A 2D platform game with an open world, inspired by Greek mythology. It was developed by an indie Canadian studio Alien Trap, known from, e.g. the well-received platform game Capsized. The game tells the story of Hera, who overthrows her husband, Zeus, and, driven by her dislike towards mortals, decides to obliterate them. You play as a hero, who has to reach the summit of Mount Olympus to save humanity and end the tyranny of the gods. The mechanics are based on such classic productions as Metroid and Castlevania, focusing on the exploration of the open world, and combat, in which you use spears, swords, and shields; the game also features stealth sequences. From time to time, you have to fight a god, and upon defeating them, you gain their powers. The unusual visuals of the game were inspired by ancient ceramic paintings. The production features a single player mode and a tactical multi-player mode.

Spartan
Spartan

Strategy 18 March 2004

Expanded turn-based strategy by Slitherine Studios (creators of Legion and Chariots of War). We are moving into a distant past when the Greeks fought a fierce battle with the Persian Empire.

Gods Remastered
Gods Remastered

Action 03 December 2018

A remastered version of the platform action game from 1991. Gods Remastered takes us on a journey to ancient Greece, allowing us to take on the role of a daredevil working for the Olympic deities. In return for completing the task entrusted to him, the hero is to become immortal and take a place among the gods.

Ancient Conquest: Quest for the Golden Fleece
Ancient Conquest: Quest for the Golden Fleece

Strategy 08 June 1999

A real time strategy taking place in mythological realities. The creators prepared 14 missions comprising the Golden Fleece campaign and a multitude of individual scenarios. During the game we collect raw materials, fight against mythical beasts, recruit heroes and develop the fleet. In addition, a map and mission editor is available in the game.

Discovery Tour by Assassin's Creed: Ancient Greece
Discovery Tour by Assassin's Creed: Ancient Greece

Adventure 10 September 2019

A stand-alone version of the exploratory educational mode, using the world of ancient Greece, created for Assassin's Creed: Odyssey. During the game, players have the opportunity to take part in guided virtual travels, learning about the secrets of architecture, philosophy, politics, art and everyday life of the Greeks.

Spartan: Total Warrior
Spartan: Total Warrior

Action 07 October 2005

Spartan: Total Warrior is a dynamic action adventure game with a story set in antiquity. Players play the role of one of the famous Spartan warriors fighting against the power of Rome.

Total War: Rome II - Wrath of Sparta
Total War: Rome II - Wrath of Sparta

Strategy 16 December 2014

The third DLC add-on for Total War: Rome II – another installment of the Total War series, released in 2013. The action of the expansion takes us to the oldest historical period ever recreated in Total War series, as we begin our struggle in 423 B.C., in the initial years of the Second Peloponnesian War, a conflict between coalitions led by Athens and Sparta. Total War: Rome II – Wrath of Sparta contains a completely new story campaign, taking place in ancient Greece and Asia Minor. There are four playable factions at the player’s disposal: Athens, Sparta, Corinth, Boeotia, with each nation having its own weak and strong points. The expansion introduces new buildings, units, technological trees, tribal affinities, and new historical personas. The gameplay is complemented by various periodic religious events and Olympic Games that require making decisions that have certain political consequences.

Warriors: Legends of Troy
Warriors: Legends of Troy

Action 11 March 2011

Warriors: Legend of Troy is a dynamic action game with an admixture of strategy elements, the action of which was set in the ancient world. The plot focuses on the mythical Trojan War, and the player has the opportunity to get to know the events by standing on both sides of the conflict in two separate campaigns. The game was produced by Koei and uses many of the solutions previously used in the Warriors Dynasty series.