God of War’s Kratos Appeared in a Surprising 2007 Video Game Outside his Own Franchise That Shouldn’t Make Sense… but it Does

The mighty Kratos was no exception as the God of War was parodied hilariously by The Simpsons.


  • The Simpsons was a full-fledged game based on the popular namesake TV series and featured the God of War in a subtle manner.
  • Called the God of Wharf, a Kratos caricature can be seen holding the Spoon of Chaos, a throwback to Kratos' Blades of Chaos.
  • God of War 2 was already released in the same year as The Simpsons and the crossover only helped the two titles gain more fans.
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Kratos killed Ares to become the new God of War and has since defeated several others on the way but nobody would have predicted that Kratos would make an appearance in Springfield. Kratos made a surprise cameo in a 2007 video game featuring Springfield’s popular family, The Simpsons.


The Simpsons game was based on the namesake TV series that’s famously known to parody several celebrities, real-world events, pop culture, and everything in between. So, when the God of War appeared in the 2007 game it was executed in a subtle but hilarious fashion as it was exciting to see Bart Simpson taking on his enemies with the mighty Kratos watching from above.

God of War was Hilariously Parodied by The Simpsons in 2007

The Simpsons are infamous for numerous parodies and the God of War himself was no exception.
The Simpsons are infamous for numerous parodies and the God of War himself was no exception.

Kratos has made an appearance in several games apart from just God of War. Some of those include being a DLC character in Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds, and as a character in the 2009 title Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny, in which Kratos even got his story mode. The PlayStation 3 title from 2011, Mortal Kombat also included Kratos as a guest character.


While Kratos appeared more or less as himself in these guest appearances in other games, a parody version of him made an appearance in the 2007 game The Simpsons, where Kratos was pictured with the title God of Wharf. Kratos is seen on a billboard advertisement holding a Spoons of Chaos, a subtle callback to Kratos’ Blades of Chaos, eating a bowl of “hot chowder“.

Kratos never makes a physical appearance in the game and only appears on a billboard but that still surprised gamers back then as it wasn’t expected. The first God of War title got a sequel in the same year, 2007, and while the two titles were off to a blockbuster start, the parody was least expected and only helped both the games, God of War 2 and The Simpsons gain more popularity.

The Crossover That Helped Both Games

God of War 2 released the same year as The Simpsons in which Kratos appeared as God of Wharf.
God of War 2 was released the same year as The Simpsons in which Kratos appeared as God of Wharf.

The Simpsons crossover was quite entertaining but also did a good job of introducing the God of War games to gamers who may not have heard of the franchise back in 2007. The same year, the sequel to the 2005 debut game God of War was released, titled God of War 2.


The first game was an instant hit by franchise developers Santa Monica Studio and still holds a score of 94 on Metacritic. The God of War saga concluded with a third title that was released three years later in 2010. There was a multiplayer game titled God of War: Ascension that was released further three years later.

The franchise was known for the several brutal boss fights that led the franchise to quickly become a fan-favorite. From defeating Zeus, Aegaeon, and the Titan, Cronos, the franchise has seen several Gods and monsters fight Kratos and taste defeat.

The Simpsons franchise also saw several spinoff titles including NES titles, mobile games, and PSP titles apart from PC, Mac, Xbox, and PlayStation editions. The 2007 title, The Simpsons, was the last major title that was released on Xbox, Nintendo DS, Wii, and PlayStation. A sequel was planned for 2011, which was eventually canceled by the developers.


The Simpsons TV show is known for parodying popular celebrities and real-life events, and the God of War parody crossover helped both titles gain more fans and gamers.

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Written by Ayoub Hassan Adur

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Ayoub Hassan Adur worked in the Translation Industry for more than a decade before turning to Content Writing. Ayoub loves Gaming and has also written news stories in the gaming industry for two other websites before joining FandomWire Gaming. Manchester United fan since the '90s.