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Section I: Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [IN00] Section II: Basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [BS00] Section III: Walkthrough . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [WT00] - The City of Rhodes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [WT01] - Inside the Colossus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [WT02] - Flight to the Lair of the Titan . . . . . . . . . . . . [WT03] - The Lair of the Titan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [WT04] - Flight to the Island of Creation . . . . . . . . . . . . [WT05] - The Island of Creation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [WT06] - The Steeds of Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [WT07] - The Temple of Lahkesis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [WT08] - The Bog of the Forgotten . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [WT09] - The Temple of Euryale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [WT10] - The Hall of Atropis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [WT11] - Outside Atropis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [WT12] - Atlas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [WT13] - The Palace of the Fates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [WT14] - The Garden of the Gods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [WT15] - Underground . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [WT16] - Temple of the Fates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [WT17] - The Inner Sanctum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [WT18] - The Summit of Sacrifice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [WT19] - The Loom Chamber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [WT20] Section IV: Chest List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [CH00] Section V: Extras . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [EX00] Section VI: Challenge of the Titans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [CT00] Section VII: Titan Mode Walkthrough . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [TM00] Section VIII: Frequently Asked Questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [FA00] Section IX: Everything Else . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [EV00] - Copyright - Special Thanks - Version History - Contact Info - About Me _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _____ __ _____ __ ___ \_ \/\ \ \/__ \/__\ /___\ / /\/ \/ / / /\/ \// // // /\/ /_/ /\ / / / / _ \/ \_// \____/\_\ \/ \/ \/ \_/\___/ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ [IN00] Last time we left Kratos, he was taking his seat with the gods high on top of Mount Olympus as the new God of War. Through the aid of Athena, Kratos, a mere mortal, had murdered the original God of War while in service to the gods and in doing so had finally seeked the vengeance that he had longed for against Ares. Sitting atop his throne on Mount Olympus, Kratos watches over the city of Sparta as they wage war to dominate city after city under the eyes of their god. The painful memories that Kratos still keeps from the gods inability to let him die and the thought of being shunned by them has caused Kratos to seek satisfaction in Sparta's conquest and defy his fellow gods. During a war waged against the city of Rhodes, Kratos decides to ignore Athena's pleas to stand down and instead descends to the city to help the Sparta army in delivering the final blow. In the middle of his conquest, his powers are suddenly weakened and a steel Colossus is awakened to deal with him. And so the events leading to the beginning of the end are set into motion... Hi, and welcome to my FAQ/Walkthrough for God of War II. This guide covers the full game along with every boss battle in heavy detail. I would recommend that you try to play this fantastic game by yourself before resulting to this walkthrough, but everything is here if you need guidance. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ___ _ __ _____ ___ __ / __\ /_\ / _\ \_ \/ __\/ _\ /__\// //_\\ \ \ / /\/ / \ \ / \/ \/ _ \_\ \/\/ /_/ /___ _\ \ \_____/\_/ \_/\__/\____/\____/ \__/ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ [BS00] =============================================================================== -- CONTROLS -- =============================================================================== X: Jump Square ([]): Light Attack Triangle (/\): Hard Attack Circle (O): Grab L1: Guard L2: Use Magic Abilities R1: Interact R2: Switch Weapons Left Analog: Move Kratos Right Analog: Dodge D-pad: Switch Magic Abilities Start: Inventory Select: Main Menu =============================================================================== - - TECHNIQUES/ADVANCED TECHNIQUES - - =============================================================================== -- Button Tapping Much like the first God of War, God of War II requires the player to quickly tap buttons in order to interact with what is happening on the screen. The sequel requires the player to tap the O button for some interactions. Tapping the button with your thumb can be quite tiresome and slow, so I suggest using your index finger at times of major button tapping. -- Action Sequences The button tap/directional kills from the first game once again return. When the enemies displays a O button icon over their head, press the O button while close to one of them to engage in a minigame where buttons or directions will appear on the screen as an attack or kill animation occurs. Press the displayed button or rotate the analog in the displayed direction as it appears on the screen to keep the animation sequence moving. If the wrong button or direction is entered or too much time is taken during a prompt then Kratos will be thrown off by the enemy and suffer damage. The window of opportunity to perform each button tap or analog rotation will become smaller with the climb in difficulty, so if you're planning on playing through God Mode then you'd best be ready or avoid these altogether. Keep in mind that they are only required in boss battles. -- Evading Tap the right analog in any direction to make Kratos roll in that direction to avoid an oncoming attack. Kratos is invulnerable during the middle animation of the roll sequence, so if each roll is timed precisely with an enemy attack, he can actually move through an oncoming attack without taking damage. -- Blocking Hold L1 to block an enemy attack. As the game progresses, enemy attacks become increasingly aggressive and the attack sequences become longer, so it really pays to learn a particular enemy's set of attacks. Learn the beginning animations for each enemy's attacks so the attacks can be guarded and evaded swiftly. -- Deflecting (Must have key item: Golden Fleece) Press L1 as soon as an enemy is about to attack to deflect their attack. Not all enemy attacks can be deflected - most have to be blockable. Kratos will instantly send back a projectile attack and he will be able to perform a counterattack through the [] button with normal attacks. Deflecting is an extremely useful move when you can learn the precise timing for an enemy attack. The counterattack will help out a bunch during normal enemy ground fights. -- Rage of the Titans (Must have key item: Rage of the Titans) Much like Rage of the Gods from the last God of War, Rage of the Titans will allow Kratos to power up his attacks by pressing L3 + R3. A few of the key differences with Rage of the Titans are: (1) Kratos is not invincible during Rage of the Titans. He is basically like a walking Juggernaut in that he can't be knocked down by normal attacks, but he can still be grabbed and damaged. (2) Rage of the Titans can be activated at any time once the meter is about 25% full. (3) Rage of the Titans can be turned off at any time while it is activated. (even during Kratos' kill animations or while he is being attacked) BIG TIP: Rage of the Titans will allow Kratos to break out of a stone state or Nymph webbing state instantly, so say if a Gorgon turns you into stone in midair, you can quickly tap L3 + R3 to quickly break out of the stone before you hit the ground and avoid being shattered in the process. The rage needs to be built up enough to activate the Rage of the Titans, obviously. =============================================================================== - - CHEST TYPES - - =============================================================================== -- Green Chest Contains green orbs that will replenish Kratos' life gauge. -- Blue Chest Contains blue orbs that will replenish Kratos' magic gauge. -- Yellow Chest Contains yellow orbs that will replenish Kratos' Rage of the Titans gauge. -- Red Chest Contains red orbs that will allow Kratos to upgrade his weapons and magic skills. -- Replenisher Chest These will alternate between two (sometimes three) flashing colors and will release orbs of the same color that is present whenever Kratos opens them. Wait for the color of the orbs that you desire then have Kratos open them at the point. The chest color will not change once Kratos is in the middle of opening it. -- Unmarked Chest These will give Kratos an assortment of red orbs mixed with other orbs, a Gorgon Eye, a Phoenix Feather, or possibly one of the hidden special items. -- Mega Red Chest Gives Kratos 5000 red orbs. -- Mega Green Chest Extends Kratos' life bar. -- Mega Blue Chest Extends Kratos' magic bar. =============================================================================== - - POWERUPS - - =============================================================================== -- Gorgon Eyes Collect 6 of these to extend Kratos' life gauge. Only a total of 18 can be collected. -- Phoenix Feathers Collect 6 of these to extend Kratos' magic gauge. Only a total of 18 can be collected. =============================================================================== - - WEAPONS - - =============================================================================== ----------------- Athena's Blades ----------------- -- Level 1 + Icarus Lift (X in the air) Kratos performs a second jump in the air after his first jump. + Olympic Ascension (Hold /\) Kratos knocks his enemy into the air and jumps up with them. Don't hold the /\ button and Kratos will not follow the enemy into the air. + Orion's Harpoon (O) While the enemy is airborne, Kratos grabs the enemy out of the air with one of his blades then slams the enemy to the ground. This can only be done on smaller enemies. + Athena's Reverse (Tap L1 right before an attack) Kratos blocks his enemy's attack and staggers them in the process. + Plume of Prometheus ([], [], /\) Kratos steps toward his enemy with two strikes then performs an overhead ground pound with both blades. This is the most useful move in the game while playing through the main story. The move has really good range and will stagger most enemies with its ground pound ender. -- Level 2 Orb Requirement: 2750 + Increased Damage + Rampage of the Furies (L1 + O) [in the air or on the ground] Kratos steps toward his enemy while spinning his Athena's Blades in each hand then ends the combo with several quick stabs. -- Level 3 Orb Requirement: 5250 + Increased Damage + Spirit of Hercules (/\, /\, /\) Kratos performs an overhead hit followed by an upward hit then unleashes a very powerful ground pound with both blades. The ground pound is much stronger than the normal Plume of Prometheus ground pound. Even though this move has a very slow startup, it is a godsend for Titan mode. + Valor of Hercules (/\, /\, []) Kratos performs an overhead hit followed by an upward hit then slices all enemies around him with a hit from both blades. This combo is basically just a short way to get the max [] attack ender. + Cyclone of Chaos (L1 + []) [in the air or on the ground] Kratos spins his Athena's Blades while spinning and stepping toward his enemies. In the air he will perform a spin with his blades outstretched while falling. -- Level 4 Orb Requirement: 9500 + Increased Damage + Hyperion Charge (Hold [] to Run) Kratos swipes the enemy with his Athena's Blades then begins to run toward the enemy. He can do either of the following moves during the run: + Hyperion Rush ([] during Run) Kratos rams the enemy. + Hyperion Rise (/\ during Run) Kratos quickly knocks a nearby enemy into the air while running. + Athena's Wrath (/\ after evading with the right analog) Kratos stops his roll by striking the ground with a blade creating a minor shockwave. New Rage of the Titan's move + Prometheus' Torment (Hold [] then release) Kratos swings his blades in all areas around him while he walks around the area to increase the hits. This move is mainly designed to raise a high hit count for the level 5 Prometheus' Inferno. -- Level 5 (MAX) Orb Requirement: 13500 + Increased Damage + Tartarus Rage (L1 + /\) [in the air or on the ground] Kratos spins into the air or spins while in the air then plunges both blades into the ground creating a surge of energy that knocks away his enemies. New Rage of the Titans Move + Prometheus' Inferno (Hold L1 then release) Kratos unleashes a circular fire wave that surrounds him and consumes his enemies in flames. This move's power depends on your current combo meter. The higher the combo, the more this move will hit the surrounding enemies. (look under "Rage of the Titans" under "Relics" to view more Rage of the Titans moves) ------------------ Barbarian Hammer ------------------ -- Level 1 + Crushing Defeat (L1 + []) Kratos spins while holding the hammer outward to hit any nearby enemies then ends the spin with a hammer swing. Use the left analog to control what direction he spins in. + Might of the King (L1 + /\) [in the air or on the ground] Kratos pounds the ground in front of him with the hammer and creates a shockwave of energy that hits all enemies in his way. This is a very powerful move and is one of the best moves you'll find with the hammer. -- Level 2 Orb Requirement: 4500 + Increased Damage + Soul Summon (Flick the right analog) A soul flies out from the hammer and attacks any nearby enemy. -- Level 3 Orb Requirement: 17500 + Increased Damage + Legion of Souls Kratos jumps into the air and pounds the ground then unleashes three souls from the hammer. ------------------ Spear of Destiny ------------------ -- Level 1 + Deadly Slash (L1 + []) Kratos swings the Spear of Destiny to hit any enemy in front of him as it stretches outward for a greater distance. + Piercing Shards (L1 + /\) Kratos points the spear toward his foe and unleashes a powerful blast of energy that will likely send his foe flying backwards. + Piercing Shards (L1) [in the air only] Press L1 to perform the normal Piercing Shard move in the air. -- Level 2 Orb Requirement: 3750 + Increased Damage + Unfortunate Remains (L1 + O) Kratos pounds the ground with the Spear of Destiny and places a purple crystal on the field that will detonate a few seconds afterward. -- Level 3 Orb Requirement: 12500 + Increased Damage + Altering Slash (L1 + []) The normal Deadly Slash will now place an explosive in the enemy (the enemy will turn purple). The explosive will eventually go off in a short time to damage the enemy even further. The explosive will only affect one enemy out of a group. ------------------ Blade of Olympus ------------------ -- Level 1 + Divine Absolution (L1 + []) Kratos steps toward his enemy with a series of three slashes from the Blade of Olympus - an upward strike and two stabs. The first stab hits multiple times. + Divine Retribution (L1 + /\) Kratos swings the sword toward his enemies and shoots a blast of energy toward them. + Divine Retribution [Air] (L1) Press L1 to perform the Divine Retribution in the air. -- Level 2 Orb Requirement: 9000 + Increased Damage + Divine Sacrifice (L1 + O) Kratos forms a force field around himself while swinging the Blade of Olympus. The force field will drain red orbs from any foe that comes into contact with it. -- Level 3 Orb Requirement: 25000 + Increased Damage + Anger of the Gods ([] or /\) All of Kratos' normal attacks with the Blade of Olympus will now shoot a beam from a sword for extra distance. =============================================================================== - - MAGIC ABILITIES - - =============================================================================== --------------- Typhon's Bane --------------- Basically a bow and arrow combination, this weapon allows Kratos to fire energy arrows at his enemies from long range. Kratos can move the entire time while aiming and the energy arrows fire more rapidly as the level increases. Notice that there is no damage upgrade for the attack. The attack will always take off the same amount and the upgrades will just allow it to be shot faster - keep that in mind on higher levels. -- Level 1 Wind Blast (L2 + []) [in the air or on the ground] Kratos will arm his bow and shoot out an energy arrow as the button is pressed. -- Level 2 Orb Requirement: 2500 + Rapid Fire Wind Blast The arrows can be shot more rapidly as the [] button is pressed. + Lethal Vortex (L2 + /\) Kratos unleashes a flame current that knocks his enemies into the air. This is an excellent way to instantly ground any enemies that block constantly (Satyrs, Legionnaire Captains) -- Level 3 (MAX) Orb Requirement: 12500 + Lethal Vortex Upgrade + Wind Blast [Charged] (L2 + Hold []) Kratos can now charge the normal shot of the Typhon's Bane and shoot a bigger shot that will shatter and seek out nearby enemies. + Titan Storm (L2 + O) Kratos summons wind all around him and pushes it toward his enemies creating a giant tornado. -------------- Cronos' Rage -------------- Through the wrath bestowed upon him by the great titan Cronos, Kratos is given the power to control lightening by placing a group of three sphere (max) on the screen that electrify his nearby enemies as they remain. This ability is much like a mini Poseidon's Rage from the last game, but this ability allows Kratos to attack while the spheres shock his enemies. -- Level 1 + Cronos's Rage (L2) [in the air or on the ground] Kratos will place electrical spheres around the area each time L2 is pressed. He can set out a total of three spheres. They will target more enemies and take more damage as he powers them up. -- Level 2 Orb Requirement: 3350 + Increased Damage + Targets More Enemies -- Level 3 (MAX) Orb Requirement: 15000 + Increased Damage + Targets More Enemies + Core Explodes The sphere will explode in place and cause extra damage to enemies once its time has expired. ----------------- Head of Euryale ----------------- Torn from the head of one of the sisters of Medusa, this Gorgon head allows Kratos to petrify his enemies in place and shatter them with only a few hits. With this ability a hulking beast with much endurance can be whittled down to a pile of pebbles in seconds. -- Level 1 + Gorgon Stare (L2 + []) [in the air or on the ground] The face of Euryale will send a Gorgon Gaze through her eyes that will slowly petrify an enemy. One really good thing about the stoning process is that an enemy will start to slow down as they begin to petrify. Use normal attacks to break smaller enemies and heavy attacks (Plume of Prometheus, Atlas Quake) for larger enemies. -- Level 2 Orb Requirement: 4000 + Gorgon Stare Upgrade + Gorgon Flash (L2 + /\) [in the air or on the ground] Gorgon Flash is a more powerful Gorgon Stare that will speed up the petrification process of stoning an enemy. Smaller enemies take one shot and most big enemies take only two shots to stone with the Gorgon Flash. -- Level 3 Orb Requirement: 8000 + Gorgon Stare Upgrade + Gorgon Blast (L2 + O) [in the air or on the ground] Gorgon Blast will send out Gazing projectiles that will turn enemies to stone after a few hits. It depends on the enemy, much like the Gorgon Flash. + Gorgon Rage (L2 + Hold O then release) Gorgon Rage is one of the best abilities you can have on harder levels or while fighting a bunch of powerful enemies. Charge the O button while holding L2 then release it to automatically stone all enemies around Kratos. Mix this up with Atlas Quake and you can practically finish off an entire screen of powerful enemies in just seconds. ------------- Atlas Quake ------------- Through the power of the mighty titan Atlas, Kratos is given the gift to shake the earth by slamming his fist or stomping his foot into the ground thereby creating a tremor that makes his enemies fly into the air helplessly. Kratos is completely invincible during the earth-shattering pounds of this move and can even extend his invincibility through the use of the Max Level Trembling Earth move. -- Level 1 + Trembling Earth (L2) (in the air or on the ground) Kratos punches the ground followed by an earth-shattering stomp. Each hit sends enemies skyward. -- Level 2 Orb Requirement: 4500 + Increased Damage + Trembling Earth Upgrade -- Level 3 Orb Requirement: 10000 + Increased Damage + Destructive Earth (L2 then tap O) This allows Kratos to pound the ground during the normal Trembling Earth attack and sends rocks of magma in all directions throughout the screen. Besides the damage, the most useful aspect of this move is the fact that Kratos is completely invincible during this entire sequence! =============================================================================== - - RELICS - - =============================================================================== -------------------- Poseidon's Trident -------------------- A gift from lord Poseidon, this trident will allow Kratos to breathe underwater and allow him to explore the deep seas of Greece. + Swim Up (/\ or X) + Swim Down ([]) + Swim Dash (Hold R1, release) -------------------- Rage of the Titans -------------------- Ignited with the ashes of the titan Prometheus, Kratos' determination burns bright as he lashes out on enemies with his consumed rage. Much like Rage of the Gods, this will allow Kratos to plow through his enemies with an enhanced move arsenal, but unlike Rage of the Gods, he is not invincible. + Titan's Rage Activate (L3 + R3) Kratos can activate and deactivate Rage of the Titans by pressing in on both analogs. The Rage meter must be built up to at least 25% in order to launch Rage of the Titans. + Prometheus' Flare (L1) This fiery burst will knock back any nearby enemies while Kratos continues his burning rampage. --------------------- Amulet of the Fates --------------------- While surveying the Temple of Lahkesis, Kratos stumbles across the Fate's amulet that will allow him to slow time so that everything around him moves in extreme slow motion while he is free to move normally. + Amulet Activate (Hold L1 then press R1) Hold up the Amulet of the Fates in front of any Fate statue with a glowing green stone and Kratos will slow time around him. Keep in mind that Kratos must stand in front of the stone on the statue for the Amulet of the Fates to interact with the stone. --------------- Golden Fleece --------------- Handed to him (sort of) by Jason, this Golden Fleece allows Kratos to deflect projectiles and some of the attacks of his enemies. + Argo's Return (L1) By pressing L1 at the right moment, Kratos can use the Golden Fleece to deflect enemy projectiles and attacks. Projectiles will usually be reflected back upon the enemy. + Argo's Revenge (L1 to deflect then []) After deflecting a physical attack, Kratos plunges his blades into the ground and unleashes the fury from the blow back onto his enemies. -------------- Icarus Wings -------------- These wings allow Kratos to glide great distances that he normally couldn't reach by jumping. + Icarus Glide [in the air] (Hold X) Hold the X button after a double jump in order to make Kratos spread the Icarus wings and glide. Keep in mind that the wings are somewhat ragged so Kratos' glides are limited and he will fall after a short time. + Icarus Ascension (L1 + X) Kratos spreads his wings and creates a gust of air while on the ground as Kratos jumps into the air. This sends his enemies up into the air, allowing him to attack them as they fall. + Icarus Strike [air] (L1 + X) Kratos spreads his wings while in the air and unleashes a gust of wind that knocks away his enemies. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ __ _ __ _____ __ ___ ___ / / /\ \ \/_\ / / /\ /\/__ \/\ /\/__\ /___\/\ /\ / _ \ /\ /\ \ \/ \/ //_\\ / / / //_/ / /\/ /_/ / \// // // / \ \/ /_\// /_/ / \ /\ / _ \/ /___/ __ \ / / / __ / _ \/ \_//\ \_/ / /_\\/ __ / \/ \/\_/ \_/\____/\/ \/ \/ \/ /_/\/ \_/\___/ \___/\____/\/ /_/ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ [WT00] This walkthrough was written during my second time of playing through Spartan (Normal) mode. Even though the walkthrough is wrote from a Spartan mode point of view the boss fight sections should help out those that attempt Titan mode as well. Keep in mind that you can only collect a total of 18 of the 37 Gorgon Eyes and 30 Phoenix Feathers spread throughout the game. All the other chests that may have contained a Gorgon Eye or Phoenix Feather become red chests after you have 18 of each. That leaves a lot of room for you to miss chest and still get the required amount, so the locations for all of them are not really needed, but all of them listed anyway whether you like it or not. I have made a transcript for each Action Sequence to help out if you problems timing the button presses. Keep in mind that the button presses and movements are all random. Each Action Sequence is surrounded with *'s in the walkthrough. Here are the ways the required actions are listed in the Action Sequence paragraphs: o--------------------------------------------o | [ACTION] = Button Tap | | (ACTION) = 180 movement with left analog | | @ACTION@ = 360 movement with left analog | | >< = Shake analog left to right | | >>ACTION<< = Tap O button repeatedly | o--------------------------------------------o The only true spoilers of this FAQ are located in Action Sequences, so just avoid the portions surrounded by *'s. = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = | The City of Rhodes [WT01]| = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = Rhodes soldiers will try to overwhelm Kratos in his weakened state as the Colossus peeps through the windows from outside. Kratos starts with fully maxed Athena's Blades and Poseidon's Rage from the last game. Any basic combos will work well for the time being to keep the soldiers at bay. Tapping [] works well for crowd control and [], [], /\ keeps the soldiers grounded while in groups. You can kill any of them instantly with grabs (O button). The Colossus will pound on the side of the building throughout the entire battle. Open the door by pressing R1 near it then lift it up by tapping the O button when the icon appears. Continue to fight through the soldiers on your way to the back of the hallway. In an attempt of sheer aggression, the Colossus will punch through the side of the wall and grab the kneeling soldiers by the window. The hand can damage Kratos, so wait just a bit before continuing through the hole in the left wall. A --GREEN CHEST-- along with plenty of breakable objects will be lying around in the room ahead. Break the objects around the crates for some extra red orbs. Climb up the ladder (tap the X button while climbing to move faster). Walk out to the balcony through the doorway at the top, but get ready to jump or suffer damage as the Colossus punches the wooden beam supporting the balcony. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + B O S S + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + B A T T L E + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + [CO01] > > C O L O S S U S < < >> Attacks: - Palm Smash: The Colossus holds his right hand back then crushes whatever is in the path of his falling palm. + How to avoid: Roll right before his arm falls. ---------- - Roman Throw: The Colossus reaches up into the alcove on the side of the building and grabs an archer. He then chunks the archer at Kratos sending a shower of soldier body parts toward him. He always throws them to the left side, so just stay away from that side. + How to avoid: Stay away from the left side. ---------- - Fists Smash: The Colossus leans back both arms and pounds the side of the building closest to him with both fists sending a shockwave across the ground. + How to avoid: Stay away from the area directly in front of the Colossus and jump to avoid the shockwave. ---------- - Platform Shake: The Colossus grabs the platform that Kratos is on and aggressively shakes it with his hands. He will only perform this while you're on the platform with the catapult. + How to avoid: Jump off the platform. ---------- - Yell: The Colossus growls at Kratos. It has no effect. ---------- Use this battle to familiarize yourself with dodging attacks through the use of the right analog. Press the right analog in any direction to have Kratos roll in that direction. It's good to get used to it now since it will be a requirement in later boss battles. Soldiers will pour into the area as the Colossus starts to attack, so you will need to constantly keep them at bay by performing some sort of attack. Keep your eye on the Colossus in the background and make sure to roll to the side right before he presses his palm against the ground in an attempt to crush his enemy. The Colossus will leave his arm on the ground and that is when you should attack him by hitting his arm. After a few attacks, the Colossus will yell and release several orbs. Don't be afraid to use Poseidon's Rage if the soldiers start to gang up around you too much. There is a --BLUE CHEST-- on top of the raised area on the left side just in case magic becomes a factor. When the Colossus is eventually stunned (the screen will zoom in and out on him), jump up to the raised area on the left side and walk up to the catapult. Press the R1 button near the catapult to launch a rock directly into the Colossus' face. Once the rock is launched, it's time to get up and personal with the Colossus by tapping R1 in front of the catapult again to make Kratos get into the launching portion of the catapult. Tap O to have Kratos launch himself directly toward the Colossus' face and trigger an Action Sequence. Tap the buttons as they display on the screen to put a dent in that hard steel. ******************************************************************************* * Action Sequence * ******************************************************************************* * Kratos >>LAUNCHES<< himself via the catapult and grabs onto the Colossus' * * forehead. The Colossus' hand reaches toward Kratos but Kratos quickly * * [JUMPS] on the Colossus' hand. The Colossus launches Kratos into the air * * as if flinging a bug then Kratos takes out his Athena's Blades while * * falling then quickly [AVOIDS] the Colossus' grab as it reaches for him * * with both hands. Kratos slides down the steel giant's right soldier and * * buries one of his blades deep into its steel skin. The Colossus reaches * * for Kratos with its left hand but Kratos quickly [JUMPS] to the Colossus' * * face and [PLANTS] his Athena's Blades into the steel giant's right eye. * * Kratos is then launched several feet away from the Colossus. * ******************************************************************************* + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + ~~ Bathhouse ~~ Kratos will land in a nearby bathhouse. Surface to the top of the pool (X or O) then destroy the boards along the side for some extra orbs. Lucky for Kratos, some lovely ladies are taking a bath in one of the pools and will reward him with red orbs for his godly dominance. Walk over to them and press the O button to engage in a censored Action Sequence. Deliver the right moves upon them and they will reward Kratos greatly with red orbs once satisfied. Keep in mind that you will need to rotate the left analog clockwise and shake it rapidly from right to left toward the end. Unleash the Kraken! Jump back into the pool once your ego is filled and descend to the bottom ([] button) then swim through the opening at the bottom of the pool. Perform a swim charge (Hold R1 then release) directly into the drain gate to bash through it. Surface on the other side then find the platform with the ladder to the right. Climb the ladder to find a pillar of light (save point). Press R1 while standing in the middle of the light to save. Pull the shiny switch (R1) to the side in order to make a shiny hook move by and stop in front of the entrance on the opposite side of the room. Press R1 while near the shiny hook to have Kratos throw out his Athena's Blades then hold R1 to swing via the chain on the blades. Press X to jump to the other side as you swing toward it. Keep in mind that you can jump and still press R1 in the air to grapple onto shiny objects such as the hook - this will come in much handy later. ~~ Outside the Bathhouse ~~ Hop up the next few platforms then open the door. A few Rhodes soldiers will attack in the room ahead. Break the objects along the side of the room for some extra red orbs. After climbing the ladder, walk towards the soldiers in the background then prepare to tap the O button as the Colossus' foot breaks through the roof in an attempt to smash Kratos. Damn thing! Walk over to the remains of the ladder on the left side of the wall. There is a --BLUE CHEST-- on the wall to the side of the ladder and a --RED CHEST-- in the alcove near the debris across from the ladder. Climb anywhere on the dark portion of the wall where the broken ladder is. Use X while climbing in any direction (except down) to move faster in that direction. Keep in mind that you can use the R1 button to move down the wall faster. That annoying Colossus will damage the wall in two areas as you make your way to the left. When he damages the wall the second time, leap away from the wall by pressing away from it along with the jump button (press directly down, not diagonal) to find another --RED CHEST-- on the platform below the wall. Jump back to the wall and climb up to the top of the left side of the wall. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + B O S S + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + B A T T L E + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + [CO02] > > C O L O S S U S < < >> Attacks: - Quake Combo: The Colossus punches the platform twice with his right hand and then shoulder rams the platform with his left arm. This is only while standing on the platform that you climb up to after climbing the wall. + How to avoid: Jump as he hits the platform or jump off the platform. ---------- - Fist Slam: The Colossus leans back his left (or right) arm then tries to smash Kratos with his fist. He quickly swings his arm away (this portion can still hit Kratos). + How to avoid: Jump or roll as his arm falls. Roll as he moves his arm back (if you're in the direction of it) or keep your distance. ---------- - Hand Swipe: The Colossus leans back his left (or right) hand then performs a horizontal swipe across the area in front of him. + How to avoid: Roll toward his arm. ---------- - Knuckle Slam: The Colossus leans his left (or right) arm high into the air and pounds the ground with his knuckles. + How to avoid: Move away from the fist. ---------- - Arm Strike: The Colossus holds his left (or right) arm toward Kratos and slams his arm and the back of his fist toward him. + How to avoid: Roll right as the arm is about to make contact with Kratos. This must be timed very well. ---------- - Palm Smash: The Colossus quickly rakes his palm across the area and moves it toward the side wall of the platform that Kratos is on. + How to avoid: Move to the outer edge closest to the ocean of the current platform (where he performs his knuckle slam). ---------- - Double Fist Slam: The Colossus yells out of frustration while holding up both arms then slams them both down in the middle of the current platform that Kratos is on. He will only perform this after he is hit enough time to release orbs. + How to avoid: Move to either side of the platform and jump to avoid the tremble from the attack. ---------- - Angry Yell: The Colossus plants both hands on the platform then yells and smacks the platform with one of his hands. This cannot hit you. Upon climbing to the top of the wall, the Colossus will once again show himself. Jump down to the area below and prepare for battle. The Colossus has some new attacks this time and his attacks will differ depending on where you are standing. Stay away from the far right of the right platform and far left of the left platform or he will perform his knuckle slam or arm strike. He only does the arm strike when you start to get too close to either side and will perform the knuckle slam when you are at the furthest end of either side. Both can be avoided but it's hard to hit him after these attacks. There is a chain in the middle of the two platforms but it is not wise to transition from one side to the other while fighting him since the Colossus will perform a palm smash toward your current platform to reposition himself. If you do use the hook to swing to the other side then make sure that the Colossus is attacking so you'll have a chance to avoid the palm smash. Stay in the middle and wait for him to perform his fist slam. While rolling, make sure to roll toward the side closest to his inner fingers (away from his arm) since he will quickly swing his arm away after his fist comes crashing down (roll left for left fist and right for right fist). Attack his fist while he recovers from the fist slam in order to damage him. Don't stand too close to his fist while attacking or you will suffer damage as he swings his arm away. Attack his hands whenever he props them up along the side of the platforms to hurt him even more, but make sure to watch for his attacks. You can also jump in the air near him and unleash Poseidon's Rage for good amount of damage. Once the Colossus has been stunned three times, he will lean over and place his arm on the far side of the opposite platform and have an icon over his head. Run and swing over to the platform he is leaning on and press O button for an Action sequence. ******************************************************************************* * Action Sequence 1 * ******************************************************************************* * Kratos throws his Athena's Blades into the Colossus' arm and pulls his * * arm toward the wall making the Colossus slam his fist into the wall. * * Kratos starts to climb the creature's arm and notices the Colossus about * * to grab him so Kratos [ROLLS] up the giant's arm then [JUMPS] and plunges * * the Athena's Blades into the Colossus' face making the creature yell in * * pain. The Colossus reaches up to his face with his left hand but Kratos * * quickly [LEAPS] up into the air and tosses his blades into the side of * * the giant's destroyed eye and lands on top of the creature's left hand. * * Kratos [JUMPS] toward the other side of the Colossus' face and buries the * * blades into its cheek then jumps away as the Colossus destroys a wooden * * structure. * ******************************************************************************* All is not over yet though. Stun the Colossus another three times and make your way over to him for another Action Sequence. ******************************************************************************* * Action Sequence 2 * ******************************************************************************* * Kratos throws his Athena's Blades into the Colossus' arm and pull his arm * * toward the wall making the Colossus slam his fist into the wall. Kratos * * starts to climb and notices the Colossus about to grab him so Kratos * * [ROLLS] up the giant's arm then [JUMPS] and plunges the Athena's Blades * * into the Colossus' already scarred face making the creature yell in pain * * once again. Kratos dangles from the side then notices the giant's hand * * about to smash him so he [LEAPS] away from the Colossus and hooks onto * * the portion above the Colossus' undamaged eye as he land on the * * creature's hand. Kratos jumps toward the Colossus' face and buries the * * blades into its already damaged cheek once again. Kratos jumps into the * * air and is caught in the right hand of the Colossus as it staggers out of * * control. The Colossus angrily looks as Kratos then tries to crush him in * * his fist but Kratos holds his ground by >>STRUGGLING<< against the * * giant's grasp right before [STABBING] the fingers of the creature making * * him yell in pain once again. An explosion is triggered from the giant's * * hand and Kratos is launched far away from the Colossus and plummets * * through the roof of a building. * ******************************************************************************* + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + ~~ Palace ~~ A --BLUE CHEST-- will be lying to the side of the room that Kratos lands in. Hop up to the platform up ahead then open the door. Ignore the Archers and red chest behind the gate around the corner of the hall - all of those will be dealt with in a few minutes. Turn to the right down the hall to find a save point. Move down the other side of the hall and a group of soldiers will rush Kratos. Finish off the Archers near the door at the end of hall. + + BLOCK & PRESSURE SWITCH PUZZLE + + Find the block with the bird on top on the left side after stepping out of the hall then use R1 to grasp it and move it over the pressure switch next to the gate. You can destroy the bird on top for some extra red orbs. While the block is on the pressure switch, kick it to the other side by holding X and releasing it while grappling the block. Stand on the pressure switch on your side then flick the right analog toward the gate to quickly roll under it. Just in case you forgot to kick the block through, there is a gate that you can open down the hall to the right. The block is destined to stand on the pressure switch on the other side of the gate, but first we need it to collect some bonus chests. Kick the block down the hall to the right then kick it to the hall in the background (Kratos' left). Kick it to the wall at the far end and stand on it then jump to the three chests up above. There are --2 RED CHESTS-- and one --UNMARKED CHEST-- containing the ++URN OF GAIA++. Kick the block back to the pressure switch and move it on top to open the gate to the next hall. *Note: Keep in mind that you must first break the small bird statue on top of the block in order to stand on it. Move down the hall to the left of the --GREEN CHEST-- and some more soldiers will suddenly appear. Make your way to the Archers in the back so they don't stand back and shoot you from afar. Don't pull the switch on the lift just yet at the intersection since you can find the --RED CHEST-- from earlier on the other side by moving toward the camera. Pull the switch on the lift. ~~ Eastern Ramparts ~~ Get off the lift when it reaches the top then rush up and hit the Colossus' eye as he peaks through the doorway. The hall will fall to the ground and Kratos will fall through doorway. Walk toward the railing in the back for a cutscene. So I guess Zeus isn't such a bad guy after all. Jump up to the ledge supporting the broken ladder against the left wall then move under the next highest ledge to the right and leap up to it. Pull yourself up with X once Kratos has grabbed on. Take in the sights of your next soldier slaughter as you prepare to jump to the floor above and deal with the soldiers grouped together. Make your way to the Archers first then take out the rest. There is another set of Archers by the doors in the background and they will shoot from a distance so take them down quickly as well. Kick open the doors with the R1 button and open the --GREEN CHEST-- if needed. Destroy the windows ahead then fall down to the area below and defeat the Archers on the raised platform then deal with the soldiers. Perform a jump while below the ledge to notice some red chests up above - it's good to know where their located since the camera angle won't show them from above. Use the ladder on the right side of the side you entered from to get back up to where the window was. Carefully move across the ledges and jump across to the ledge with the --2 RED CHESTS-- that the camera faces away from. You can also move across the ledge to the right of the save point up ahead to get a good view of one of the red chests. Make your way over to the save point then climb up the ladder to the side. Jump to the chain overlooking the hole then slide down to the floor below. Fight off the soldiers then replenish your health or magic with the --BLUE CHEST-- and --GREEN CHEST-- on the sides of the door. Open the door then run outside. And when I say "run outside", I mean to keep the left analog held to the top right position since the Colossus will destroy the bridge as the camera angle switches. Make sure to double jump as you near the end of the bridge since Kratos will most likely not make it if you don't - though I have made it before (just barely) without jumping. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + B O S S + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + B A T T L E + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + [CO03] > > C O L O S S U S < < >> Attacks: - Arm Swipe: The Colossus leans his left arm to the left side and rakes the area in front of him. + How to Avoid: Roll the second right before it hits. ---------- - Arm Swipe Combo: The Colossus leans his left arm to the right side and rakes the area in front of him twice then pounds the ground with his fist sending a shockwave across the platform. + How to Avoid: Roll the second right before the first two swipes hit then jump to avoid the shockwave. I would advise you to roll away from the Colossus while avoiding the first two rakes so you'll have time to jump when avoiding the fist slam. This takes some good timing to avoid all three attacks. ---------- - Fire Waves: The Colossus pounds the side of the platform with his damaged arm sending empty trails through the platform that eventually erupt into blue flames. + How to Avoid: Stand in between the trails that move across the ground. The flames always appear in the same areas, so just remember a good place to stand. ---------- - Fist Slam: The Colossus quickly leans over and slams his fist onto the platform creating a shockwave. + How to Avoid: Stay away from the middle area and jump to avoid the shockwave. ---------- - Flame Spray: While the Colossus is leaning on the platform, it shoots a blue flame from its damaged arm and moves its arm across the area in front of it to spread the flame. + How to Avoid: Move/Roll away from the immediate area in front of him. Don't even think of grabbing that Sword of Olympus yet, since it will take time to be able to use it. At the start of the battle, the Colossus will immediately slam his damaged arm into the side of the platform and send fire waves across the area. Find a good place to stand in between the waves. The object here is to stun the Colossus so Kratos has enough time to bestow his godly powers into the Sword of Olympus. You will need to stun him a total of three times in order to fully power the sword. You may have noticed that his broken hand is lying to the right side of the platform. Walk over to the hand and face the knuckles then tap R1 to make Kratos hurl the hand directly toward the Colossus for an instant stun. I would advise you to save this freebie stun for the third phase since your magic will be gone by then. To easily stun the Colossus stand in front of him and use Poseidon's Rage to quickly eat away at his health. It takes about three Poseidon's Rages but it will eventually stun him. You can also stand directly in front of the Colossus and hit him anywhere on his body, but remember to avoid his arm swipe combo since he will perform it regularly while you're up close. Watch his arms and keep in mind that his swing from the left is a single swing while his swing from the right will result in a combination attack. Run over and grab the Sword of Olympus with R1 and hold the button whenever the Colossus is stunned to make Kratos bestow his remaining powers into the blade. He will bestow his experience into the blade first (all red orbs and power levels for his Athena's Blades) followed by his magic gauge (all magic will be gone along with Poseidon's Rage) and then he will give up his remaining health (his life gauge will fall by half). Once the blade of Olympus is fully powered, Kratos will pull it out of the ground and fire a shot at the Colossus. The Colossus will lean over at this point and only perform a flame attack where he will flame the immediate area in front of him. Stand close to the Colossus and hit him with any of the combos from the Blade of Olympus. Watch for the Colossus to turn his head then quickly roll away to avoid his flame attack. It takes very little damage since Kratos' life gauge is so incredibly low at this point. Once he has been stunned three times, the icon will appear for the button tap sequence. It doesn't involve any button tapping though! UPDATE: During the second part of the battle when the Colossus is leaning, you can also stand far away from him and use Divine Retribution (L1 + /\) to shoot light shots at him from a safe distance. He can't reach you with any attacks at that point. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = | Inside the Colossus [WT02]| = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = The camera angles can get very annoying in here thanks to such a tight area and the camera's willingness to show you the flaming columns, so be careful while moving along the platforms. Slice through the soldiers on the platform up ahead with your new Blade of Olympus and continue onward. You can hit the suspended sandbags along the side for some extra red orbs. The burning structures at the top of the area will start to get in the way while moving along the platforms. Hop over the first burning bar that lies in the way of the wooden platform with some well-timed jumping. When you come upon the tall burning column lying in your path, move across the ledge on the left and press R1 when the icon appears to have Kratos stab the circular middle portion of the flame column to absorb the Colossus' power into the blade. The burning bars for the lower portion will crumble once the burning middle portion of the column has been stabbed. Leap across to the platform where the burning bar previously blocked your path and climb onto the netted ropes on the side of the wall. Climb over to the next platform then jump to the rope below the burning column up above. Use the rope to climb over to the other side across from you. Press R1 to drop while above the platform ahead then continue onward and fight through the next batch of soldiers. Jump to the platform above then walk carefully across the narrow ledge. Don't go straight though since a flaming bar is blocking the way. Turn to the left and move toward the circular portion of the flaming column. Hit the chain around the column with normal attacks then press R1 to stab it. Use the --GREEN CHEST-- to the side if needed then run back across the narrow ledge and walk to the side that the flaming bar was blocking previously. Hop up to the next platform and continue onward. A few soldiers will attack then you will need to scale another netted rope. Some more soldiers will attack after getting off the rope. Walk over to the boards in front of the flaming circular portion of the burning column and Kratos will hug the wall. Inch across the small ledge on the side of the wood cover housing the column. Use R1 to make Kratos drop and grab onto the ledge then move under the burning bar that will be lying along the side. Press X to have Kratos pull himself back up then jump to the circular portion of the burning column. Destroy the chains and stab the column with R1. The camera will zoom in to show a rope, where one of the burning bars used to be, but first turn around then run over toward the netted ropes against the wall across from where the flame column was and climb to the platform above to find an --UNMARKED CHEST-- containing your first ++GORGON EYE (1/37)++. Jump and climb the rope that was shown a few moments ago then jump off when the wooden platform up above comes into view. Leap along the next few platforms then climb the ladder. + + PENDULUM PUZZLE + + When the camera shows a very confusing overhead view, walk over to the switch and pull it to make a metal pendulum extend downwards. You can't move across the rope yet since the beams powering the Colossus' eyes are in the way. Climb back down the ladder then attack the pendulum so that it moves back and forth - just one attack will do; it doesn't take several. Climb back up to the platform above then pull the switch again to make the bottom of the pendulum move back upwards. Watch as the pendulum moves from side to side and blocks the blue rays that hit the inside of the Colossus' eyes. You need to move along the rope and climb by both blue rays as the pendulum blocks them from hitting the rope. The pendulum will remain moving so there is no time issue involved in its swinging. Drop to the wooden platform on the other side and jump over the burning bar in your path. This wooden platform will lead you to the final burning circular column. Destroy the chain and plunge the Blade of Olympus into the burning column. Without any type of power source, the Colossus will start to crumble. Control of Kratos will be given back to you at this point and you must quickly hop across the platforms and make your way toward the Colossus' mouth. Drop out of its mouth to continue. ~~ East Ramparts ~~ After the Colossus tags Kratos in the cutscene, control will be given back to the player. All of Kratos' attacks and movements are basically nonexistent during this period and even the slightest bit of movement is a near impossible task for him to perform. Lurch toward the Blade of Olympus. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + B O S S + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + B A T T L E + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + > > Z E U S < < This isn't really much of a boss battle since Kratos is powerless at this point and can barely even swing his blades. It is interesting to try to hit Zeus with Kratos' weak strikes in vane though and watch blood fly from his perilous attempts. In other words, Kratos is destined to lose this fight. The O button tap is meaningless since Kratos will lose anyway. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + ~~ The Underworld ~~ Kratos will start out clinging to a wall of the underworld with very little life. The Arms of Hades protruding from the wall must be defeated in order to climb. Each hand only takes two weak strikes or one heavy strike to defeat - heavy strikes are recommended since they can defeat tons of hands at one time. The hands will cough up green orbs and they take very little life with each hit, so it is near impossible to die here. Make your way to the right and jump to the next wall on the right. Jump to the wall up above from the right wall and continue moving upward and slashing to get out of the underworld. ~~ East Ramparts ~~ Make sure to use the save point to the side especially after all the action that you have been through. Examine the body of the weaponless Spartan soldier to trigger a cutscene. Walk over to Pegasus after the cutscene and press the R1 button to trigger another cutscene. = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = | Flight to the Lair of the Titan [WT03]| = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = Welcome to the first flying stage of God of War II. The controls for these stages are much like a Panzer Dragoon game. Attack with [] (light), /\ (strong), and O (grab), dodge quickly to the right or left with R1 and L1, and finally perform a speed boost attack by tapping the X button. Keep in mind that the speed boost will drain some of your magic. Your first task is to defeat four Griffin enemies. Heavy attacks will only allow the Griffins to get away from you, so use light attacks to attack each one and ram them until they are dizzied then grab them with grab button and press the button that appears at the start of the Action Sequence to finish them off. Use a speed boost while behind a Griffin if it ever hangs out in front of you while flying. Move to the sides to avoid any energy blast from the Griffins. Whenever a Griffin suddenly flies upward when it is beside you while attacking it, move up yourself in order to avoid its tail attack. After four Griffins are defeated, a Raven will appear in the distance and fly directly toward you. Fly right in front of him with Pegasus then perform a speed boost directly toward him to set off an Action Sequence. If you don't perform an immediate speed boost or miss the button tap then you will need to shake the analog to the left and right in order to keep Pegasus from falling out of the air. If you hit the Raven right when he first appears this fight is nothing at all. ******************************************************************************* * Action Sequence (Raven) * ******************************************************************************* * Kratos [LEAPS] on top of the Raven then grabs ahold of its neck and * * >>STRUGGLES<< to quickly break its neck. * ******************************************************************************* The Dark Rider enemy on top of a blue and purple Griffin will appear and start to fire purple fireballs while flying up ahead. It is best to watch for an open portion in between the fireballs and move toward that spot as the fireballs shoots toward Pegasus in order to avoid them. Pegasus will speed up rapidly during this chase so you can't use the speed up attack. All you need to do is simply survive until you make it to the next area. Here's a list of how to avoid all of his projectiles while the Dark Rider is in front: +-------------------------------------+ | Wave | Direction to Move | |=====================================| | Fireball Wave 1 | Down | |-------------------------------------| | Fireball Wave 2 | Left | |-------------------------------------| | Fireball Wave 3 | Up | |-------------------------------------| | Fireball Wave 4 | ???? | +-------------------------------------| = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = | Lair of the Titan [WT04]| = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = ~~ The Hand Cavern ~~ Use light attacks to attack the Harpies that crowd around Pegasus while flying around the cavern. Eventually the Titan will grab Pegasus and trap him under his palm. Attack the Harpy enemies that fly toward Kratos then drop down to the platform below with the --GREEN CHEST--. Drop off the side that the camera refuses to show and climb down the wall. Drop down to the platform with the --RED CHEST-- and --UNMARKED CHEST--. The unmarked chest contains a ++GORGON EYE (2/37)++. Work your way back up to the rock ledge with the Titan's fingers and attack the middle finger to make it move back toward the wall and grant you access to the area ahead. Grab onto the rough wall and climb downward (use R1 to slide). Beast-legged Sentries will appear on the wall at the bottom. Take some time to finish them off then leap over to the side of the rock wall across the gap (hold toward the wall then press X). Climb up toward the rough section of the ceiling above to make Kratos grab onto the ceiling then climb to the right. You can still use the X button to move faster even while climbing on the ceiling. Attack the Sentries then keep pulling yourself across. Keep climbing along the rough wall and transitioning yourself appropriately to reach the floor below and gain access to a save point. Move down the tunnel ahead and some Harpies and a Minotaur will attack at the first turn. The Minotaurs are the exact same as they were in the first game. Use heavy attacks to knock them down then wail on them while they lie helpless on the ground. If one of them every starts to block then stop attacking him and wait for a while since he will only deflect your attack and counter at that point. Executing their finishing kill will always give you some green orbs so keep that in mind. Open the --GREEN CHEST-- to the side if needed then continue further into the cave. Run over and open the --RED CHEST-- up ahead then break the cage suspended by the rope. Use the rope to slide down to the next area. The shiny hook to the side of the rope can be used to get back across. Run further into the cave to reach the exit. ~~ Snowy Mountain Ledge ~~ The camera will zoom around the outside area to show you all that lies in wait up ahead. Immediately break the wood towers to the side to quickly defeat the Archers. Ignore the Minotaur that appears and keep attacking the towers then deal with the Minotaur. Climb up the ledge on the side of the rock wall then lean up against the wall of the narrow ledge and move across to the other side then hop up to the area above. You'll find a --GREEN CHEST-- and a --RED CHEST-- at the top. Slide down the chain up ahead. What in the world is that bird doing in the background? Walk up the arm of the Titan's hand and see for yourself. Wow. Attack Prometheus afterward until he falls from the Titan's finger and hangs in the air above the fire. Jump to the chain near the Titan's pinky then slide down it. Sadly, you can't finish off the mortal Titan like he desires for the moment so walk to the other side. The camera will zoom to show your next destination. Don't climb the platforms just yet since there is nothing up there to be done. Walk around the far side of the mountain wall and grab onto the rough portion of the wall and climb down to the area below. You'll need to fight off a few Sentries along the wall and on the bottom rock platform. Find the --RED CHEST-- and the save point at the bottom after the coast is clear. Continue across the current ledge and more Sentries will attack. You can't swing across the broken bridge to the side just yet. Open the --UNMARKED CHEST-- against the far mountain wall to receive another ++GORGON EYE (3/37)++. Climb the rough wall on the side of the mountain. You'll need to leap above the gap in the wall to continue climbing. A few Sentries will climb down the wall and attack. Enter the Titan's Cave at the top. ~~ Typhon's Cavern ~~ While running down the tunnel, you'll notice a --GREEN CHEST-- and a --RED CHEST-- along the way. Grapple to the stalactite at the end of the tunnel and use it to swing across to the platform on the other side. You'll notice a chest behind some bars on the other side. To open it, move to the right and find the chain that extends back to the other side that you just came from. Sliding across this chain will release the bars that guard the chest on the other side for a few seconds. Quickly grapple back across and open the --UNMARKED CHEST-- to receive your first ++PHOENIX FEATHER (1/30)++. Continue further into the cave on your current side. After jumping up a rock platform a Gorgon will appear. Be ready to roll to the side to avoid her swift attacks every time that she dodges an attack and roll constantly whenever she performs her stare to avoid being turned to stone. Once you start to attack her, she will usually fall prey to the rest of the combo, but watch for her to dodge to the side and be ready to roll away from her counter attack. Perform the button tap kill when the icon appear and rotate the left analog in the directions shown to tear her head off. Two more Gorgons will appear after the first dies. A group of Harpies will join the battle eventually. Use the Gorgon's stares to your advantage and make them stare at the Harpies during their Gorgon gaze for some very quick deaths. Find the shimmering rock structure near the gap and attack it to reveal a new path. A Titan's voice will be heard as you make your way to the --GREEN CHEST--, --RED CHEST--, and save point up ahead. The camera angle will show the Titan known as Typhon in the background. Walk toward Typhon's head and the camera will zoom in on his shimmering eye. He will try to knock Kratos off of the column by blowing air toward him. If you ever fall then quickly tap the X button for Kratos to grab onto the side then pull yourself up when the Titan stops blowing. Keep moving to the left side and take shelter behind the rock columns to avoid being blown off into the pit below. Harpies will ambush you once the first rock pillar is reached. Jump and attack them or grab them to keep Kratos behind the rock column. Run across the ledge and seek shelter behind the two very small rocks. More Harpies will attack but they will fly lower this time, so try to limit your attacks to grabs. Run behind the tall rock and fight off the remaining Harpies. Continue along the path ahead, but be sure to look out for Typhon's continued breath. When you reach the big rock platform, Typhon will threaten Kratos again. Locate the shimmering rock on the right side and attack it to make it crack. Walk over to the rock and grab it then lift with O button taps as the icon appears to make a bridge leading up to Typhon's head. Run up the path when he stops blowing and he will start to talk again. Press the R1 button to start a brutal sequence in which Kratos will receive **TYPHON'S BANE**. Don't try to run when he starts blowing again (the game won't let you anyway). Hold down the L2 button to aim with Typhon's Bane. The bow will automatically target Typhon's other eye. Shoot his eye with the [] button to finish him off. Run back across the rock bridge when he is blinded. The rock bridge will fall and several Sentries will attack. A few archers will appear on the rock platforms in the background as well. Use Typhon's Bane to target the Archers and shoot them (use the right analog to switch targets). Don't bother with the path on the right just yet, walk down the path that the camera angle is slightly hiding by moving against the camera. You'll notice a big bonfire on the other side with two chests near it covered with ice. Several Sentries will attack at this point and they will keep appearing which is a good thing since you will need them. Grab a Sentry with the O button and tap the [] button to slam him against the ground and toss him into the fire. The fire will be automatically targeted once a Sentry is grabbed. After five Sentries have been tossed into the fire, the ice on the four chests will melt and you will be free to open them. There are --3 RED CHESTS-- and an --UNMARKED CHEST-- containing another ++PHOENIX FEATHER (2/30)++ Run back across the platform that Typhon is filling full of hot air. Walk over to the right wooden portion that is overlooking a gap. Shoot at the steel crate covering the grapple point of the first shiny stalactite with Typhon's Bane then shoot at the archers on the other side. Grapple to the first stalactite then jump and grapple to the rest to get back across to the other side. Break all the rocks on the other side for a fairly good red orb boost then save your game at the save point nearby. Run all the way back outside. Remember to slide along the chain to cross the gap. Typhon will threaten Kratos once again upon leaving the cave. A --BLUE CHEST-- has now appeared at the beginning of the cave if you need a refill on magic. ~~ Snowy Mountain Ledge ~~ While standing at the entrance of the cave, you need to shoot the cage that is around the grapple point on the left side with Typhon's Bane to continue onward, but first, climb back down the wall on the right. Drop to the bottom and walk over to the broken bridge. Shoot the cage around the grapple point with Typhon's Bane then swing across to the other side and open the --UNMARKED CHEST-- for a ++GORGON'S EYE (4/37) and open the --RED CHEST--. Climb back to the top and use the grapple point to return to the area next to Prometheus. Open the --GREEN CHEST-- to the side if needed then target the cage up above and shoot it with Typhon's Bane to make a wooden plank fall. Climb the rope then jump to the ledge along the right side. Jump up the rock platforms then swing down the chain to land on the rock arm next to Prometheus. Slide down the chain on the rock hand's pinky then target the chain holding Prometheus and shoot it with Typhon's Bane until Prometheus falls. Kratos will gain the **RAGE OF THE TITANS** once Prometheus is freed from his torment. The area will seal off and Minotaurs and Sentries will appear. Use the Rage of the Titans (R3 + L3) to quickly defeat most of the enemies. Unlike Rage of the Gods from the first game, Rage of Titans does not need a full charge to activate and it can be turned off by tapping R3 + L3. If you decide to deliver a finishing blow via the O button then always remember to turn off Rage of the Titans so the extra energy is not wasted. The Rage meter for Rage of the Titans will replenish as you attack enemies or from consuming yellow orbs from your enemies. Run all the way back over to the platform where you shot the cage to release the plank and climb that rope again. This will take you back to the platform where you slid down the chain to get to Prometheus. Locate the chain that extends downward right next to the chain that you slid across and jump to it. Climb downward and jump into the cave below and open the --2 RED CHESTS-- and --UNMARKED CHEST-- containing a ++GORGON EYE++ (5/37). Climb back up the chain then jump back to the platform. Jump to the rough wall against the side of the mountain and climb along it then jump to the next section and climb down to the platform below. A --RED CHEST-- and --2 UNMARKED CHEST-- will be lying in an alcove. The middle chest contains a ++PHOENIX FEATHER (3/30)++. Make your way back across to the platform with the chain extending toward the rock hand. Climb along the chain and fight off the Sentries that climb toward you. Use [] attacks to stun them then grab them with a O button grab. Open the --GREEN CHEST-- on the other side if needed then jump down to the area below. Open the yellow chest to the side of the cave entrance to replenish your Rage of the Titans meter then activate the Rage of the Titans and hit the door with the insignia to destroy it. ~~ The Hand Cavern ~~ Fight off the Sentries as they run up to you then grapple back across to the other side of the gap. Open the --BLUE CHEST-- if needed and continue onward. Defeat the next set of Sentries that appear then save your game before continuing onward. Climb back across the wall. A few Sentries will impede your progress naturally. Climb back up to the platform where the hand still traps Pegasus. Use the Rage of the Titans and attack each finger to make the hand move out of the way and free Pegasus. Attack the fingers normally to build up the Rage of Titans meter if it runs out. Walk over to Pegasus and get on top of him to leave this area. = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = | Flight to the Island of Creation [WT05]| = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = Strap yourself in for another high-flying adventure. You likely noticed the Sentries preparing their Griffins. Move to the sides as the Griffins swoop by Pegasus and release fireballs. Hold L2 and shoot at the Harpies with Typhon's Bane as they fly by. Kratos will automatically lock onto them. A whole swarm of Harpies will surround Kratos eventually. Use [] slashes to hit a whole crowd of them and use O to grab them out of the sky. Once the Harpies are taken care of a Sentry on top of Griffon will fly next to Kratos. Hit the Griffin with the [] button and rams as you did with the Griffons in the prior stage to weaken them until the O button icon appear then finish it off. Use a speed burst to catch up to the Sentry up ahead then attack him and perform a button tap kill to him when the icon appears. Sometimes the Sentry will leap off of the Griffin and try to land on Pegasus to finish off Kratos - if this happens, shake the analog from left to right to shake them off. Sometimes they jump toward Pegasus and miss then fall to their doom, but their Griffin will always remain. ******************************************************************************* * Action Sequence: (Griffon w/rider) * ******************************************************************************* * Kratos jumps on top of the Griffin and [SLICES] the Sentry with his * * blades. The Sentry tries to stab Kratos but Kratos quickly [GRABS] his * * hand and stabs him then kicks the Sentry off and tears the wings off the * * Griffon. Kratos leaps off the Griffin then lands back on Pegasus * * afterwards. * ******************************************************************************* Another Raven will appear once the Griffin Riders are defeated. Quickly use a speed boost then press the required buttons to kill him. Speed up to catch up to one of the two Sentries on the Griffins up ahead then fight him off. Take out the remaining Griffin then the Dark Rider will appear once again and a battle will take place. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + B O S S + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + B A T T L E + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + [DR00] > > D A R K R I D E R < < >> Attacks: - Ram: The Dark Griffin rams into the side of Pegasus. + How to avoid: Move up or down. ---------- - Spear Swing: The Dark Rider swings his spear at Kratos. + How to avoid: Move away from the Dark Rider. ---------- - Force Shot: The Dark Rider fires a burst of energy from his spear. + How to avoid: Move away from the Dark Rider. ---------- - Fireballs: The Dark Griffin speeds up and the Dark Rider hurls small fireballs at Kratos. + How to avoid: Move to the sides to avoid the fireballs then use a speed boost to catch up to the Dark Rider. Start off by attacking the Dark Rider with [] button attacks and rams but watch for him to swing his spear. He will perform two close range attacks with his spear so be ready to move back when you see him about to attack. The main attack that you need to watch for is his ram, so try to stay slightly above to avoid it. He usually rams after ever other attack. If the Dark Rider ever gets ahead of Kratos, it will launch fireballs so use a speed boost to quickly ram the Dark Griffon and get back next to him. Before long, the battle will give way to a high-speed chase. The Dark Rider will stay in front of Pegasus and shoot huge beams of energy toward him. Like the first time, look for a space in between the fireballs then move to that side quickly to avoid taking damage. Here's a list of how to avoid all of his projectiles while the Dark Rider is in front: +-------------------------------------+ | Wave | Direction to Move | |=====================================| | Fireball Wave 1 | Left | |-------------------------------------| | Fireball Wave 2 | Down | |-------------------------------------| | Fireball Wave 3 | Right | |-------------------------------------| | Fireball Wave 4 | Up | |-------------------------------------| | Fireball Wave 5 | Left | +-------------------------------------| Soon the Dark Rider will slow down then move beside Pegasus. He cannot be attacked at this point. The Dark Griffin will automatically ram Pegasus and Kratos will be thrown into the air starting an Action Sequence. ******************************************************************************* * Action Sequence * ******************************************************************************* * Kratos falls and sinks one of his blades into the Dark Griffin and pulls * * himself up onto the bird. The Dark Rider walks over to Kratos and * * attempts to kick him off, but Kratos >>GRABS HIS LEG AND STRUGGLES<< with * * the Dark Rider then eventually punches the Rider back onto the bird as * * Kratos climbs on top with him. Kratos grabs the neck of the Dark Rider * * and [FALLS THEN STABS] him in the side of the chest. The Dark Rider * * quickly turns the tables by flipping Kratos onto his back but Kratos * * quickly [MOVES] his head to avoid a stab from the Dark Rider's spear. * * Kratos [GRABS] the Dark Rider's arm then breaks it and takes the spear * * then picks the Dark Rider up with one hand and stabs him. The Dark Rider * * falls off the spear and plummets to his doom. Kratos turn his attention * * to the Dark Griffin then impales the bird with the spear and stabs the * * bird while tearing its left wing off. Content with his ownage, Kratos * * leaps off the bird and falls to the island below. He quickly [GRAPPLES] * * the rock wall and swings then grabs onto the rough portion of the wall. * ******************************************************************************* + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = | The Island of Creation [WT06]| = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = ~~ The Temple of Lahkesis ~~ Kratos will start this level attached to the same rough portion of the wall that he landed on during the prior cutscene. Scale the rough portion of the wall, transitioning Kratos appropriately while climbing, and climb up to the walkway above. Walk over to the right side and find the --2 UNMARKED CHESTS-- in the hidden alcove. The right chest contains a ++PHOENIX FEATHER (4/30)++. Walk to the other side of walkway and you'll find a save point along with a ladder. Climb up the ladder then keep moving up so Kratos will hang from the wall. Climb over to the broken portion of the outer section up above and pull yourself up. Guardians of the temple will attack as you pull up. They fight basically the same as the Sentries though they can take more punishment. Defeat them and jump to the ladder on the right side and climb to the floor above. Several new Cerberus Hound enemies will attack on the next floor. Press O button to kick them into each other and eventually break their neck. Kicking them around is incredibly entertaining and Kratos is invincible during the full animation so they can't damage you during the kick. They'll quickly crowd around if you attack with normal hits. There's a --GREEN CHEST-- on the left side of this area and --2 RED CHESTS-- on the right side. + + GATE PUZZLE + + Jump and attack the hanging bodies up above to collect some extra red orbs. Make sure to destroy the big vases in the back for some more red orbs. The middle body next to the vases has not decomposed yet and will plummet to the ground instead of shattering. This body will be used in a puzzle in just a moment, so grab it with the R1 button and take the body over to the lift on the left side and drop it on the lift. Pull the switch to descend to the floor below. Notice the pressure switch to the side? Pick up the dead body that you got from above and place it on the pressure switch. This will open the first gate in the middle. Now, walk over to the handle against the wall and pull it back to open the second gate in the back of the corridor. Let go of the handle once you've pulled it all the way back then quickly run to the back of the hall and move through the doorway before the gate closes again. Walk over to the bridge off to the left in the courtyard area and press R1 to kick it down. A cutscene will play as you step out onto the bridge. When the cutscene ends, walk around the right side of the doorway and open the --UNMARKED CHEST-- to receive a ++GORGON EYE (6/37)++. This should extend Kratos' life gauge if you've been collecting them all so far. Walk around the other (left) side of the doorway and move quickly as the concrete starts to crumble then jump as it falls from under Kratos to make it to the other side. Leap over the railing on the far left side then fall to the floor below. ~~ The Garden of Lahkesis ~~ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + B O S S + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + B A T T L E + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + [CE00] > > C E R B E R U S < < >> Attacks: - Claw: Cerberus leans back his right paw and strikes at Kratos. + How to avoid: Block or roll to the side. ---------- - Headbutt: Cerberus quickly runs then headbutts Kratos with all three heads. + How to avoid: Block or roll to the side. ---------- - Fireball: Cerberus stands on its back paws and breathes one or three fireballs. + How to avoid: Roll to the side. ---------- - Pounce: Cerberus will slightly charge his claw attack then pounce if the paw hits Kratos. + How to avoid: Block or roll to the side. Shake the left analog from left to right to escape the pounce if it connects. Cerberus Hounds will attack constantly during this battle and you can still kick them around and enjoy invincibility, and they do take quite a bit from the Cerberus, so you may want to try kicking some. He will stay right up on you as your kick ends so be ready for his attacks. Keep in mind that all of Cerberus' attacks are blockable except for his fireballs. Use [] attacks and focus directly on Cerberus. You could easily use Rage of the Titans and lay the smackdown on this boss easily since he coughs up yellow orbs after each Action Sequence. The main attack that you need to watch out for is his headbutt since the attack is so instant. Roll to the side whenever you see him preparing any of his other attacks and try to roll away every now and then just in case he is about to bite. The Hounds aren't that much a problem during this battle since you'll have to constantly roll anyway, so they never get much of a chance to attack. If Cerberus every jump on Kratos then wiggle the left analog to the right and left to kick him off. When the icon appears each time, press the button to start an Action Sequence to finish off one of the three heads. ******************************************************************************* * Action Sequences * ******************************************************************************* * 1) Kratos punches Cerberus and >>PULLS<< on its right head then tears it * * off. * ******************************************************************************* * 2) Kratos punches Cerberus then stabs the left head right before he * * >>PULLS<< and tears it off. * ******************************************************************************* * 3) Kratos stabs the middle head then breaks its neck. (no button taps for * * this one) * ******************************************************************************* + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + BLOCK PUZZLE + + Use the --GREEN CHEST-- and the --BLUE CHEST-- on the left side of the garden to replenish yourself. Walk over to the statues against the right side of the wall and destroy them for some red orbs. Breaking the second statue from the back will make a stone block fall. Push the stone block over to the high platform that the Cerberus jumped down from then jump up to it. Open the --RED CHEST-- then defeat the Hounds that attack. Make use of the save point as well. Walk over to the narrow section that leads to the outside walkway. Climb down (or slide down) the broken section of the wall. Move down the walkway at the bottom and find the --GREEN CHEST-- and --RED CHEST-- surrounding the ladder at the bottom area. Climb the ladder and attach yourself to the ceiling and climb across the gap. Sentries will appear and attack while you move across the top of the ceiling. Break the shiny concrete piece in the way and keep moving ahead. More Sentries will appear up ahead. Keep following the untiled section of the ceiling and transition to the wall up above then pull yourself up to the platform above. Kick around the Hounds at the top and try to carry the fight so that Kratos is behind the concrete block by the railing so the arrows from the Archers in the background cannot hit him. Once all the Hounds are defeated, step out from around the side of the block and use Typhon's Bane to quickly shoot the Archers on the back walkway. Walk over to the section of the wall near the left garden section and jump across to the walkway where the Archers were. Hop up to the next platform and open the --REPLENISHER CHEST-- if needed. Several Sentries and a few Archers will appear as you make your way to the lift in the back. Activate Rage of the Titans if they start to overwhelm you. Run over to the lift and pull the switch to ride down deeper into the building. Get off the lift and walk into the center of the room. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + B O S S + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + B A T T L E + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + > > S I R E N S < < >> Attacks: - Claw Combo: The Siren's claws glow blue then it lunges toward Kratos and performs a scratching combo. The number of hits vary. + How to Avoid: Block or roll. This move can be easily deflected with little effort in timing because of how fast it is. ---------- - Siren's Song: The Siren's head emits a bluish glow while it leans its head back and unleashes a shriek that stuns its foe. + How to Avoid: Get far enough away to where the shriek is ineffective. This can be avoided by rolling with precise timing as well. A Siren will appear near the mural on the side of the room. Three more will appear once the first is defeated. These enemies are much like Gorgons in the way that they move. They constantly attack after their dodges while avoiding your attacks so be ready to roll away or block. All of their attacks can be guarded, but be sure to prepare for their shriek. When they yell, it will cause Kratos to lose control of himself and you will need to shake the analog from left to right in order to break free from the effects of their song. Use the Plume of Prometheus attack ([], [], /\) to quickly launch them into the air then juggle them with attacks and hit them while they are on the ground. They won't last long if you knock them down. Use Typhon's Bane often to weaken them quickly while moving around as well. They release blue orbs once defeated so magic power is not an issue. Rage of the Titans works well as usual. When the icon appears above them, finish them off with a backbreaker to make them scream and break the mural to the left side of the room. Even though several of them appear, only three need to be killed to break the mural. They keep appearing until the mural is broken. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + Replenish your life with the --GREEN CHEST-- in the room if needed. Before leaving the room, walk over to the right side with the giant chain then jump to one of the small platforms on the side of the chain. Jump on top of the chain and run all the way to the top of it. Jump and grab the ceiling then climb over the --2 UNMARKED CHESTS-- on the platform across from you. Break the smaller chain that blocks the way to the chests. The left chest contains a ++GORGON EYE (7/37)++. Fall back to the bottom and walk through the doorway where the mural used to be. Gaia will tell the tale behind the steeds in the background up ahead as you walk down the corridor. Open the --BLUE CHEST-- if needed then save your game at the save point. Run across the very long chain to reach the Steeds of Time in the background. = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = | The Steeds of Time [WT07]| = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = Climb the wooden wall to the left of the walkway after stepping off the chain. Walk up the stairs and open the --GREEN CHEST-- and --BLUE CHEST-- on the side of the door if needed. The door requires the Horse Keeper's Key in order to unlock it. Walk over to the back of the area near the blue chest and find the switch on that side then pull it to make the metal bar lower a rope above the wall you just climbed. Run back to the other side and quickly slide across the rope. The metal piece will rise back up after a few seconds. Walk over to the man standing in front of the door on the other side to trigger a cutscene. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + B O S S + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + B A T T L E + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + [TH00] > > T H E S E U S < < >> Attacks: - Scepter Stab: Theseus stabs forward with his scepter. + How to avoid: Block or roll. ---------- - Scepter Combo: Theseus moves forward with two stabs followed by a scepter uppercut. + How to avoid: Block or roll. ---------- - Uppercut: Theseus uppercuts Kratos with his scepter. + How to avoid: Block or roll. ---------- - Ice Eruption: Theseus powers his scepter with the element of ice then runs to the side and plunges his scepter into the ground making ice stalagmites surface from the floor. + How to avoid: Roll/Stay away from the ice stalagmites. ---------- - Counter Grab: Theseus grabs Kratos with his scepter while Kratos attacks and holds him in place then places him on the ground and stabs him. + How to avoid: Rotate the analog in the direction displayed on the screen. Kratos will not take any damage if the grab is broken. To make this battle easier, I suggest that you have Lv. 2 Athena's Blades and Lv. 2 Typhon's Bane. The first part of the battle is fairly straightforward. Guard his attacks or roll away from his attacks then counter him with [] hits from the Athena's Blades. Keep a watch for his scepter to glow blue and that will signal that he is about to attack - sometimes it doesn't glow though. Keep in mind that he will perform a three hit combo sometimes instead of a single hit. Be ready for his counter grab while attacking him, he will always catch Kratos with this counter eventually. Once he grabs Kratos, rotate the left analog in the direction shown on the screen to break free from Theseus' hold. When he charges his scepter with ice elemental move away from him as he runs to the side and hits the ground since ice stalagmites will surface around him. You can hit him as he charges his scepter for some free hits though, just make sure to stand in between the ice stalagmites as they surface. ******************************************************************************* * Counter Grab Action Sequence * ******************************************************************************* * Theseus grabs Kratos with his scepter and holds him in place but Kratos * * quickly (GRABS) Theseus' Scepter and throws him to the ground. * ******************************************************************************* Theseus will eventually jump to the top of the entrance to the building. He will start a whole different set of attacks at this point. >> Attacks (from building): - Ice Shots: Theseus fires a single iceball at Kratos. + How to avoid: Roll right before each one hits Kratos and get ready to roll again. ---------- - Ice Shot Barrage: Theseus hurls three iceballs at Kratos. + How to avoid: Roll. ---------- - Ice Stalagmites: Theseus pounds the ground and makes ice stalagmites rise from the ground. + How to avoid: Roll/Stay away from the ice stalagmites. Once he is on top of the building he will shoot ice shots toward Kratos. Roll to avoid each shot and shoot him with Typhon's Bane when you get the chance. Its possible to get a "roll, shoot, roll, shoot" pattern at this point. After hurling enough ice shots, he will summon two Minotaurs to deal with you. Fight off the Minotaurs, but keep your eyes on Theseus since he will shoot multiple ice shots at you and make ice stalagmites surface from the ground while the Minotaurs are present. Use Rage of the Titans to quickly weaken the Minotaurs. The good aspect of the Minotaurs is that they will cough up a bunch of blue orbs once you perform a finishing move on them allowing you to replenish your magic gauge and fire more shots at Theseus through Typhon's Bane. Don't stay near the walls of the building or he will always summon ice stalagmites around the building. A useful trick that I have found while fighting the Minotaurs without Rage of Titans is that Theseus' single shot iceballs will miss if Kratos moves to either of the sides while attacking (constant [] taps), so you can attack a Minotaur while moving to the side and not have to worry about the ice shots. Theseus will eventually fall and hang from the top of the entrance and have a O button icon over his head. Run over to him once he has the icon over his head and press the O button from the ground to finish him off. ******************************************************************************* * Action Sequence * ******************************************************************************* * Kratos throws his blades into Theseus up above then @PULLS@ him downward * * and punches him toward the door. Kratos walks toward him and quickly * * impales Theseus with his scepter. After taking the key, Kratos places it * * in the door to the building and opens it then shoves Theseus' head * * between the doors with his foot and >>SLAMS<< the door multiple times * * against Theseus' head then kicks him through the door and grabs the key * * again. * ******************************************************************************* Fun Fact: One interesting aspect of this kill animation is that you are not required to tap the button or finish the sequence at all to finish off Theseus. If you're like me, however, it's hard to pass up multiple door slams to an enemy's head. After playing Shadow of Rome and this game, I have become a pure sadist when it comes to mercy. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + Kratos will acquire the **HORSE KEEPER'S KEY** after the battle. Don't go through the door just yet after the battle. Walk over to the right side of the current platform and move down the steps then climb down the wooden wall to find --2 UMARKED CHESTS-- at the bottom. The chest on the right contains a ++GORGON EYE (8/37)++. Climb back up and use the Horse Keeper's Key to unlock the doors where the brutal boss kill took place. Walk inside and take note of the --RED CHEST-- and --REPLENISHER CHEST--. Examine the book on the back pedestal if you want then walk up the corridor on the right side. Climb the ladder and open the --RED CHEST-- in the back of the walkway. Move toward the middle portion of the area and jump on top of the high platform to open yet another --RED CHEST-- at the top. Jump and slide across the overhead rope. This will take you back to the first locked door that you came to. Use the Horse Keeper's Key to unlock the doors. Walk inside and place the Horse Keeper Key into the emblem on the middle pedestal in the back of the room for a cutscene that will result in Kratos gaining **CRONOS' RAGE**. Try out your new power on the Guardians that attack. This magic places an electric sphere in the area that will send out electricity to stun nearby enemies. Cronos' Rage is excellent for crowd control and placing a constant hurt on enemies. Now that you have two magic attacks, you will need to cycle through them with D-pad (Directional pad) to select each one. Walk out of the room through the left exit and climb the ladder outside. You'll notice a save point up above and to the right. Go up the walkway that leads to the save point and run to the right side to find an --UNMARKED CHEST-- on the far right walkway containing a ++PHOENIX FEATHER (5/30)++. Walk back toward the middle and open the --RED CHEST-- on the high platform near the save point. Walk around the left side and move down that walkway that leads to the front of the steeds. ~~ Front of the Steeds ~~ A narrow path will lead you to a platform with four colored levers. Take a moment to survey the area and go ahead and climb the wall to the left. Pull yourself up then drop down the set of platforms to the right and open the --UNMARKED CHEST-- containing a ++GORGON EYE (9/37) on the snout of the steed. Walk back up to the middle head portion of the steed and take note of the device with glowing green beams powering it. There is also a Harpy on top. This Harpy will help you to get to the other steeds once activated. Climb back down the wall and walk back over to the four colored levers. + + STEEDS OF TIME PUZZLE + + (Note: Even though the on-screen icon will show a rotating analog, you only need to pull each lever to the left.) GREEN: Grab the green lever and rotate it to the left to make the circular portion of the green device open on the closest left steed. Quickly climb up the wall and run toward the section of the green device that opened. Place the Horse Keeper's Key into the middle of the open portion to break the beam holding the Harpy in place. The Harpy will fly over to the steeds on the left side. That Harpy will serve as a grapple point to help Kratos reach the steed with the blue device on top. RED: Grab the red lever and rotate it to the left to make the circular portion of the red device open on the closest steed to the right. Run over to the first right steed and quickly climb the wooden wall. A few Harpies will attack at the bottom but you can outrun them by moving up the wall by tapping X while climbing. Place the Horse Keeper's Key into the device before it closes. The Harpy on the device will fly over to the right set of steeds and this will allow you to reach the steed with the yellow device. Take care of the remaining Harpies surrounding you if they are not dealt with yet. BLUE: Grab the blue lever and rotate it to the left to make the blue device on the far right steed open. You will need to quickly climb up the wooden wall of the first right steed then jump and grapple to the Harpy and swing across to the far right steed with the blue device. Quickly climb the platform by jumping up them and place the Horse Keeper's Key into the blue device. YELLOW: Grab the yellow lever and rotate it to the left to make the yellow device on the far left steed open. Quickly climb up the wall on the left then jump and swing on the Harpy to get across to the steed with the yellow device. Some Harpies will attack along the way, but just ignore them for now and reap vengeance later. Once all four devices are activated, return to the middle platform where the levers were and press R1 to lift the giant middle switch to make the platform move. Now walk to the front of the platform and press R1 to make an Action Sequence occur. Rotate the left analog in the directions displayed on the screen to make a cutscene play. ******************************************************************************* * Action Sequence * ******************************************************************************* * Kratos swings his blades then (WHIPS) the right steed, (WHIPS) the left * * steed, (WHIPS) the right steed again, @DOUBLE WHIPS@ the left steed, and * * finally uses both blades to @WHIP@ both the right and left steed. * ******************************************************************************* ~~ The Steeds of Time ~~ Backtrack all the way to the chain that connects the steeds to the island. Leap off the top of the building where the save point is located. Guardians and Minotaurs will attack once you land on the platform. Use a little Rage of the Titans mixed with Cronos' Rage to subdue them. Gaia will tell Kratos to get back to the island and that his journey has just begun then a gate will open that will allow you to leave the area. You don't need to use the suspended rope above the open gate, so climb down the wall below the rope. A single Guardian will stand at the bottom and attack but nothing major. Cross the very long chain once again. = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = | The Temple of Lahkesis [WT08]| = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = ~~ The Divine Pools ~~ At the end of the long chain, a section of the wall will start to crumble and form a climbable portion. Climb over to the right and attack the one section of the wall that refuses to fall then move over a little more and pull yourself up to the floor above. Move around the walkway and save your game. Walk into the waterfall area and Kratos will be attacked by a new enemy. These Fire Nymphs will shoot fireballs while flying around and will actually explode while dying if you happen to kill them with physical attacks. Grab a Fire Nymph out of the air with the grab button and Kratos will tear off a wing from the creature and throw it at the currently targeted enemy on the screen. This is an instant kill for the grabbed Nymph and causes some good damage to the others. If you look toward the waterfall directly ahead, you will notice a cracked door behind the waterfall. Walk over to the area below the door and jump then hit it to destroy it and reveal a hidden --RED CHEST--. Jump up the platforms on the right side and make your way to the torch at the top. Leap across to the right platform and walk to the end to find another --RED CHEST-- hidden by the camera. Hop back over to the left platform with the torch then jump to the side with the broken railing across from the current ledge. ~~ The Ruined Wall ~~ Move around the side of the walkway and jump on the side of the broken rough wall. Climb to the left while on the wall and jump across to the next section of wall then drop to the floor on the left side. Walk around the side to find a --RED CHEST-- and an --UNMARKED CHEST-- next to a group of pillars. There is another --UNMARKED CHEST-- on the far left side that contains a ++GORGON EYE (10/37)++. Move back to the right while on the wall and jump back across then climb downward (slide) to the rock floor below. Run over to the right side after getting off the wall to find another climbable wall. Follow this wall to the right, then down and then to the left. Transition to the ceiling then move further to the cracked wall on the left side. Break the crack wall by hitting it to reveal another --UNMARKED CHEST--. Climb over to the chest and open it to collect a ++PHOENIX FEATHER (6/30)++. This should extend your magic gauge if you've been collecting them all up to this point. Climb all the way back to the rock platform above then walk around the left side. A few Fire Nymphs will attack so get your pitching arm ready. Move around the far left side of the doors to see a --RED CHEST--. Walk up to the doors and kick them with R1 to get inside of the building. ~~ Statue Room ~~ + + STATUE OF LAHKESIS PUZZLE + + Run toward the path leading to the big statue of Lahkesis. The pressure switch near the entrance will make the statue lower both of its arms, so we'll have to get something to set on it, right? Not exactly. Jump off either side of the bridge leading up to the statue. Run to the middle and move toward the camera angle to find --2 UNMARKED CHESTS--. The left chest contains a ++GORGON EYE (11/37)++ and the right chest contains a ++PHOENIX FEATHER (7/30)++. The pressure switch will raise pillars on both side that lead back up to the bridge below, but yet again there is nothing to place on it. The switch in the back left portion of the bottom floor is used to lower the gate in the back but some unfortunate soul got impaled under the gate so it won't lower. Walk over to the large pot in the middle of fountain that is across from the two hidden chests and grab the handle on the back of it then pull it all the way back to reveal a hidden water hole below the pot. Jump into the water and swim through the tunnel. Use R1 to gain a burst of speed in order to break the already cracked rock seal with the face. Surface on the other side then hop out to the room in the back of the gate. Walk over to the statue and press R1 to make Kratos gently take the **AMULET OF THE FATES** from the statue's hand. This amulet will allow the bearer to slow time at an incredible rate when held up toward a flashing green stone such as the one on the Fate Statue that held it. Hold L1 and press R1 to make Kratos hold the amulet toward the statue and freeze time. Keep in mind that this will only work while in the presence of a flashing green stone. Jump back into the water and swim through the tunnel back to the other side. Gaia will mention the use of the Amulet of the Fates upon surfacing on the other side. Stand on the pressure switch behind the pot that you moved earlier to make the pillars along the side rise up. Use the Amulet of the Fates to slow down time then jump to the top of the second pillar on the right side. Jump and hit the top portion of the seemingly unbreakable insignia on the right wall next to the second pillar to break it and reveal an extremely well hidden --UNMARKED CHEST-- containing a ++GORGON EYE (12/37)++. Make your way back to the pressure switch and slow time again while standing on it then jump up the pillars and climb back up to bridge once again. Run back over to the other pressure switch near the entrance and stand on it so that the statue lowers both of its hands. Use the Amulet of the Fates once again to slow time then quickly run over to the statue's hands and leap on top of its hands. When time resumes, the statue will carry Kratos up to its head and a cutscene will activate. ** Please note that you have to perform a well-timed double jump in order to hop from the first pillar to the second and from the second pillar to the walkway above after slowing time. In other words, the double jump has to be a bit slower than normal. Walk up to the statue head and attack it to make it fall and shatter the glass window behind it. Before moving through the window, fall to the walkway behind the statue and open the --RED CHEST-- on the statue's right side and the --UNMARKED CHEST-- on the statue's left side containing a ++PHOENIX FEATHER (8/30). Just in case you fall back off the statue once the head is destroyed, keep in mind that you can climb back up its arms. Jump out the glass window that the statue head destroyed and leap off the platform outside to the floor below. Wraiths will surface from the ground as the statue head begins to threaten Kratos. Keep in mind that you can use the Amulet of the Fates during this battle to slow time thanks to the flashing green stone on the statue's forehead. These Wraiths can be harsh when fought in groups. Make sure that you watch for their ground attack where they move under the ground and shoot back up with an uppercut when near Kratos (it's a two hit attack). Be sure to guard or roll whenever they are about to uppercut then attack them. Grabs work very well for Wraiths since a grab will send them up into the air allowing you to combo them or grab them out of the air while on the ground or jump into the air with them and grab them in the air (backbreaker). Dark Nymphs will join the battle eventually. These can be grabbed and killed with one hit just like the Fire Nymphs. They have a very nasty webbing attack that will wrap Kratos in webs and make him vulnerable to enemy attacks. Be sure to shake the left analog from left to right to break free. Fun Fact 1: The statue head can be destroyed early in the battle and the entire battle mentioned above can be skipped by exiting the area. Fun Fact 2: Notice the lip movement for the statue's "You cannot change your destiny, mortal!" phrase. The lip movement is out of synch toward the end of the phrase every other time the phrase is spoken. ~~ Destiny's Atrium ~~ Once the enemies are defeated, destroy the statue head by attacking it then run across the bridge up ahead. A cutscene will show the forest path below as it is blocked off by a barrier from the large statue head's eyes. Open the --GREEN CHEST-- in view if needed. Walk over to the right side to find an --UNMARKED CHEST-- containing a ++GORGON EYE (13/37) along with plenty of breakable vases. Move to the left side and open the --RED CHEST-- that is surrounded by more breakable vases. Slide down one of the side ladders or jump below. Upon walking toward the middle, the doorways will seal off and a Cyclops along with several Boars will attack. The Boars can be gutted with a single grab and keep in mind that this grab will cause them to release yellow orbs for your Rage of the Titans meter. The Cyclops will use the Boars to his advantage and actually grab one, bite its head off, and toss it at you. Stay away from the Cyclops by all means since all of his attacks are unblockable and he will possibly grab Kratos from close range. Roll to the side whenever the Cyclops is about to hit you and whenever he tosses a Boar. Use Rage of the Titans and Typhon's Bane and keep all attacks focused on the Cyclops. The Plume of Prometheus combo ([], [], /\) will stagger the Cyclops, but it doesn't always work so don't put full faith into it as he continues to get closer. Once the icon appears above him keep in mind that the first O button attack will not kill him. Each Cyclops requires two O button attacks, but thankfully they will release green orbs with each O button attack. Two more Cyclops will appear after the first one is defeated. Make sure to roll often and cancel an attack if one gets too close. Use the --REPLENISHER CHEST-- to the left side after the battle if needed. The left path with the fire-spitting face will not be of any use at the moment since you'll need a special item found later in the game in order to go that way. Climb either of the ladders closest to the giant statue head. + + GIANT STATUE HEAD PUZZLE + + Wreck all the vases on the right side at the top of the walkway for some extra orbs. Pull the statue with the shield out of the alcove against the side wall. The walkway that you just stepped off of is raised a bit higher compared to this lower area with the statue so you can't push the statue up on the walkway. Pull the switch directly across from the statue to make the platform up ahead lower. Push the statue onto that platform then pull the switch again to raise the platform. Jump and climb up on top of the platform then get behind the statue, grab it (R1), then kick it off the platform (charge X) so that it flies up onto the walkway. Push the statue into the small square indention in front of the large statue head's left eye to reflect the beam back at the eye. Walk over to the left side and break the vases then find the other statue on that side. There is also a --BLUE CHEST-- on this side if you need some magic. Pull the statue out of the alcove and push it over to the other square in front of the statue's right eye to reflect the other beam back. A cutscene will play in which the barrier is lowered that leads to the forest. Jump down and open the --GREEN CHEST-- in front of the forest path and save your game at the save point before journeying down the path ahead. = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = | The Bog of the Forgotten [WT09]| = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = Hit the dead bodies hanging from the tree branches with jumping /\ attacks for some extra red orbs. Did those bodies just yell? Keep moving straight ahead and stay out of the swampy area since falling in the water is instant death. A cutscene will trigger once you move toward the chests in the back. Keep those two chests in mind for later! The cutscene will lead into an Action Sequence. ******************************************************************************* * Action Sequence * ******************************************************************************* * Kratos is dragged by a mysterious man on horseback further into the * * woods. As the man on horseback makes a turn, Kratos must [SWAY] to the * * left to avoid hitting a concrete wall. Kratos notices the rider is about * * to hit a dead tree, so Kratos quickly [SWAYS] to the left once again to * * avoid impact with the trunk. The man aims with his bow and shoots a * * smaller tree but Kratos quickly (SWAYS) to the right to avoid it. Kratos * * uses the chain to pull himself closer to the horse then [ATTACKS] the * * horse with his blades making the stranger release orbs to replenish * * Kratos' life gauge. * ******************************************************************************* + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + B O S S + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + B A T T L E + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + [BK00] > > B A R B A R I A N K I N G < < >> Attacks: - Horse Ram: The Barbarian King's horse rears up on its hind legs then races toward Kratos and the horse rams him then the Barbarian smacks Kratos with his hammer. + How to avoid: Roll before the horse reaches Kratos. The roll has to be performed a bit early. ---------- - Hammer Smack: The Barbarian King hits Kratos with his mallet. + How to avoid: Roll/Move away from him. ---------- - Arrow Shot: The Barbarian King fires a single arrow at Kratos. + How to avoid: Block or roll away from the arrow. ---------- - Arrow Shots: The Barbarian King's horse stands in place as the Barbarian King fires several arrows around the area. + How to avoid: Block. Don't roll so you don't accidentally roll into an arrow. It's good to have Chronos' Rage powered up to level 2 for this battle since it will be the most helpful magic attack for this battle. Make sure to roll away from the horse at the beginning of the battle since it will try to ram you first thing! While the Barbarian is on the horse, watch for his horse to rear up on its hind legs and race toward you. The ram and mallet smack that follow are unblockable so you need to roll before the horse reaches you. The arrows that the Barbarian shoots are blockable, but everything else isn't. He starts the battle with several souls surrounding him that will protect him from harm. Set some lightning spheres around the area with Chronos' Rage when close to the Barbarian and attack him with some quick [] attacks. One good idea is to set one up right when he starts to charge you then roll out of way while he dashes straight into the lightning sphere. The souls around him will release blue orbs while they scatter away from him, so don't worry too much about magic. While attacking the Barbarian at close range, watch for his horse to rear up on its hind legs then make sure to roll out of the way as the Barbarian performs his hammer swing - that's always the signal to roll. When the O button appears above him, start the Action Sequence move to quickly get rid of his horse. >> Attacks (on foot): - Two-Hit Swing: The Barbarian King swings his hammer twice while stepping toward Kratos. + How to avoid: Block or roll. ---------- - Ground Pound: The Barbarian King pounds the ground with his hammer and creates a small shockwave. + How to avoid: Jump or roll. ---------- - Hammer Swing Summon: While the Barbarian King is summoning the Dead Barbarians, the axe swing that summons them can actually hit Kratos. + How to avoid: Block or roll. ---------- - Energy Wave: The Barbarian King places his hammer on the ground and stomps on it creating an energy wave that moves toward Kratos. + How to avoid: Block, roll, or jump. Once the horse is dead he will start a whole new set of attacks and start to summon Dead Barbarians to help him out. He will move under the ground and appear in the middle portion of the platform then start to summon Dead Barbarians. The Dead Barbarians will usually attack by grabbing ahold of Kratos and squeezing him to death. Shake the left analog to the right and left to break free from their hold. They also have a sword attack. The Dead Barbarians can be killed with a simple grab or will fall within a few attacks. One of the Dead Barbarians in the third wave looks a bit different than the others...hmm. If you played the first God of War, you should get the reference. Kill the captain that appears to get some green orbs instead of blue. All of the Barbarian King's attacks are blockable during this phase of the fight and you will have to block very quickly to escape some of his attacks. Chronos' Rage is a godsend during this phase since it will help to hit all enemies on the platform. Grab the Dead Barbarians for one hit kills. The Barbarian King does not even need to be hit during this phase - all that is required is that you kill all the Dead Barbarians that he summons. Fun Fact: Instead of cutting off the legs and cutting off the head of the captain once grabbed, Kratos will stab him multiple times or toss him to the ground like the soldiers at the beginning of the game. It's not really that special or new, but it is interesting. >> Attacks (Giant form): - Hammer Swing Combo: The Barbarian King swings his hammer twice then hits the ground and creates a shockwave. Sometimes he will only perform one swing before the ground pound. + How to avoid: All of this is unblockable, so roll away from him when he starts swinging. The shockwave will not hit you, only the hammer pound. ---------- - Hammer Swing Combo 2: The Barbarian King swings his hammer to the side then performs a ground pound. + How to avoid: Roll to the side of him. This is much easier to roll away from thanks to only one swing at the beginning. Soon the Barbarian King will absorb the souls around the area and grow much bigger. During this phase all of his attacks are unblockable, so you will need to hit him sparingly and roll often whenever he performs any attack. He will always end his attacks with a ground pound so make sure to roll far enough away or be prepared to jump to avoid the shockwave. His attacks are limited to axe swings and ground pound combinations so he is very predicable, but you better be ready to move when he starts swinging. Rage of the Titans really helps out for this portion of the battle - you'll have to chip away at him sparingly otherwise. >> Attacks (Final Phase): - Home Run Swing: The Barbarian King runs toward Kratos and swings his hammer toward him. Sometimes he doesn't run, so watch for him to prepare the swing. + How to avoid: Block or roll. ---------- - Upward Swing: After blocking enough hits, the Barbarian King swings his hammer upward at Kratos. + How to avoid: Block or roll. ---------- - Soul Attack: The Barbarian King gathers souls in his hammer and shoots them all toward Kratos. + How to avoid: Roll (toward him). It is best to run/roll away from him when he starts to gather souls then roll toward him when he shoots them. After enough hits, the Barbarian King will release the souls and shrink back down. He will only keep the energy wave move from the second phase and will add some new moves to his arsenal. His physical attacks can still be blocked at this point, but be prepared to roll away from him whenever he starts to gather souls then roll toward him as he releases them since they are unblockable. Rolling toward him as he releases the souls will make them fly right over Kratos and curve downward into the floor. He will also sneak in a counter attack (upward swing) after he has blocked a few of your hits, so be prepared to block it when he starts to guard. Very, very rarely, he will sneak in his energy wave move from the second battle, so be ready to block the energy wave as he hits the ground with his hammer. ******************************************************************************* * Action Sequence * ******************************************************************************* * Kratos jumps onto the Barbarian and grabs his hammer then >>STRUGGLES<< * * to break the weapon free from the Barbarian's grasp, and manages to * * snatch the weapon and jump away. The Barbarian races toward Kratos but * * Kratos [LEANS] the hammer back and smacks the hell out of Barbarian * * knocking him to the ground. As the Barbarian starts to get up, Kratos * * [LEANS] the hammer back and smashes the Barbarian's head into the * * platform and [CLOBBERS] his head once again then [LAYS] the ultimate * * smackdown with a third smash to the skull of his foe. * ******************************************************************************* Fun Fact: The Barbarian will pose if the Home Run Swing hits Kratos. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + You will gain the **BARBARIAN HAMMER** as the boss battle ends. While basking in the glory of the ultimate ownage displayed upon his age-old rival, a group of Dead Barbarians will appear to challenge Kratos again directly after the battle. Use this chance to get the feel of this new weapon. Kratos cannot roll while you have the Barbarian Hammer equipped. Walk over to the shiny branch that is hanging above the swamp and grapple to it then swing across. Be careful since you will fall in the swamp if you walk too close to the edge directly across from the shiny branch (strangely, it's the only side of the platform that will allow you to walk off) While moving along the path on the opposite side find the single skeleton hanging from a branch up in the trees and destroy it for a few extra red orbs. Keep moving down the path ahead and gut the Boars along the way. You'll eventually enter a new area. ~~ Temple of Euryale ~~ The Gorgon face up ahead will shoot green rays that will turn you to stone if you approach it. Nothing can be done with it at the moment. The left path will only take you to a locked door and you'll need Euryale's Key to unlock it. Take the right path to the find a save point close by along with a --GREEN CHEST--. Hop along the platform pieces up ahead and hop over to the other side of the path. A cutscene will play once you walk into the open area. Approach the body in the background and take **EURYALE'S KEY** from it. Beast Lords will spawn from the ground and attack after taking the key. Watch for their blade arms to glow then quickly block or dodge to the side as they attack. You could easily grab them to death; otherwise, use Plume of Prometheus ([], [], /\) and Chronos' Rage to keep them down on the ground or stunned. They have a higher tendency to block then other enemies you have faced thus far. Run back to the Gorgon face. Skeletons will form from the bones on the ground and attack. These enemies are not too bad, though they can be aggressive in groups, but they do not block at all. Make sure that you finish them off with a O button finish or at least fully destroy them when the icon appears since they will quickly break apart and reform with full health if you don't. Take the left path this time. Another skeleton will attack near the dead body. Walk over to the hidden alcove across from the locked gate and find the --RED CHEST--. Use Euryale's Key to unlock the gate. As you move through the doorway, find the --UNMARKED CHEST-- in the right alcove and open it to collect a ++GORGON EYE (14/37)++. Find the --GREEN CHEST-- along the side of the building ahead then follow the path around the side. ~~ The Ruins of the Forgotten ~~ A cutscene will introduce you to the Cyclops Berserkers and another Beast Lord. The Beast Lords can call Cyclops Berserkers into some of the areas while using their horn then climb on top of the Cyclops and ride them. While a Beast Lord is controlling a Cyclops, the Cyclops' attacks will become incredibly aggressive. Always take the time to dismount the Beast Lord rider by tapping the O button next to the Cyclops and rotating the left analog to pull off the Beast Lord. The Beast Lord will constantly try to get back on the Cyclops so you will always need to dismount them once again. After dismounting the Beast Lord, attack aggressively with Plume of Prometheus to keep him grounded then use Cronos' Rage to keep him in one spot while you continue to attack. You can also simply throw a Beast Lord to death with constant grabs. The Cyclops Berserker is not as bad without a rider on top. He will attack mainly with an unblockable two-hit combination, and will turn to face you with each strike so make sure to roll all the way away from him when he attacks. Notice how the Cyclops will always growl before launching an attack - that is your cue to prepare to dodge when he moves toward you. Wear the Cyclops Berserker down then use the grab button to finish him off in an Action Sequence. Kratos will actually tear the eye from the beast. Collect 20 of these Cyclops eyes to unlock a bonus outfit. Keep in mind that you can only collect Cyclops eyes from this particular type of Cyclops only! Two more Beast Lords will appear from the ground and they will summon more Cyclops with their horns. You can limit the amount of Cyclops during these type of battles by quickly hitting the Beast Lord that is blowing the horn to shut him up and thereby cancel the Cyclops summon. These types of battles can get out of control easily later in the game if you don't take measures in stopping the horn blow of the Beast Lord. Use the --REPLENISHER CHEST-- to the side if needed then walk past the broken pillars of the building to the left. The building will start to move as you make your way to the back - it won't fall in the swamp so don't worry. Grab the block and pull it out of the doorway. You can't do anything with it right now, but go ahead and push it to the far left side with the broken pillars to set it up for later. Open the gate through the doorway and move down the corridor ahead. Don't shatter the block that you come across! Stand on that block then jump and use /\ attacks to hit the suspended block in the air to the left of the block that you're standing on. The block will break open and an --UNMARKED CHEST-- containing a ++PHOENIX FEATHER (9/30)++ will drop. Shatter the other block to reveal a --RED CHEST--. Run down the left path at the intersection and fight off the Sentries that way. At the dead end, you'll come across a --RED CHEST-- and a --BLUE CHEST--. Go back the other way and fall into the pit in the cave ahead. Fight off the Fire Nymphs and Wraiths then attack the middle rock column to make it shatter. Grab the Nymphs and throw them at the Wraiths. The top stalactite piece will form into a grapple point so Kratos can swing across the pit. Open the --GREEN CHEST-- to the side before swinging across if needed. Once you grapple, you will notice that this swing is a bit different than previous swings in that Kratos will swing in a circle. Wait until he swings toward the other side then press the X button to jump off. Swing on the next few stalactites to get across the swampy water below in the section ahead. You'll need to jump and grapple to the second grapple point from the first. Climb the ladder on the right side once you land and move across the vine at the top. Sentries will attack as you move across. An --UNMARKED CHEST-- containing a ++GORGON EYE (15/37)++ and a --RED CHEST-- lie in wait on the opposite side. Drop back down and hop across the large tree stumps in the swamp. Be sure to hop across the last few quickly since some Fireball Fiends will start to hurl explosive fireballs at you. Run over to the two side pillars that the Fiends stand on and break them with attacks to make the enemies fall. Use R1 to grab ahold of the middle pillar once the first few enemies are taken care of and Kratos will toss it to the side after tapping R1 and L1 a few times. Fight off the Fiends and watch for their explosive fireballs. These enemies are prone to grabs so make sure to take advantage of that and take the battles to the air a bunch. All of their moves including their fireballs can be blocked without taking damage. They actually have a unique death animation if you kill them by hitting them without grabs where their top half will crawl after Kratos and explode - this can be blocked as well. Jump on top of the section of the broken pillar and hop up to the floor above. Scope out the --RED CHEST-- and the --GREEN CHEST-- hidden in the side alcoves after hopping up to the next floor. Continue along the path and open the --BLUE CHEST-- that you'll come across toward the end if needed. Jump into the circular room below. + + WATERWAY PUZZLE + + Step on the pressure switch in the middle of the room to see that it opens the middle gate halfway. While standing on the pressure switch, hold L2 to target using Typhon's Bane and Kratos will automatically lock onto the vine-covered wall behind the treasure chest to the right. Shoot the vines and a grapple point stalactite will be revealed up above the chests that Kratos can grapple onto to reach the --2 UNMARKED CHESTS--. The left chest contains a ++GORGON EYE (16/37)++. Walk over to the back right side and pull the switch. This will open the gate on the right side. Break the walls on both sides to reveal a hidden waterway. Two Fireball Fiends will attack as you break open the wall leading to the right section of the waterway. There is a dead body lying by the right waterway and another pressure switch on the left side. Both pressure switches have to have something on them in order to open the middle door. You can't put the body on the middle pressure switch and stand on the left switch or you won't have time to make it through the door. HINT: Watch the waterway on one side to see some human remains float by then walk over to the other side to eventually see those same human remains float by once again. Still don't get it? The waterways are connected. Place the human body in the water of the right waterway and it will float down that waterway. Run over to the left waterway and wait for the body to float by then grab and place it on the pressure switch on the left side. Now, stand on the middle pressure switch to make the middle gate open. Quickly run through the gate before it closes. Save your game at the save point and open the --GREEN CHEST-- if needed. A battle will be waging in the background as you approach the area ahead. Jump on the first big gear in the swamp water and push the lever upward and then in a clockwise rotation so that the gear moves up the chain and over to the next gear. Sentries will eventually appear on the gear and attack. Use Cronos' Rage to keep them shocked then go back to pushing the lever. Hit them with [] hits to kill them off if they try to hit you, but be forewarned that they will continue to respawn. Quickly leap toward the next gear as the current one moves close to it and push the lever in a counterclockwise motion. Use Cronos' Rage once again to keep the Sentries stunned. Jump to the third gear once you reach it then hop over to the land on the other side of the swampy river. Run up the path and walk toward the mysterious rock in the background. This is actually not a rock at all but a Rock Minotaur. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + B O S S + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + B A T T L E + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + [RM01] > > R O C K M I N O T A U R < < >> Attacks: - Ground Pound: The Rock Minotaur hits the ground with both hands then aggressively pounds the ground in front of him. + How to avoid: Roll or move away. ---------- - Lariat: The Rock Minotaur holds out its arms and spins in place. + How to avoid: Roll or move away. ---------- - Rock Throw: The Rock Minotaur picks up a boulder and tosses it. + How to avoid: Roll. Make sure that you use the Athena's Blades while fighting this enemy since you must roll to escape many of his attacks. Use the Plume of Prometheus ([], [], /\) attack from midrange and roll away when he begins to attack. Magic doesn't work too well for hurting him but each magic you have at this point can be used for extra damage while attacking him. The battle basically boils down to "attack, retreat, attack, retreat". To get some extra hits in, jump toward him and hit him just as he ends an attack then finish your attacks while on the ground. I suggest staying close to him so he will perform his lariat attack instead of the ground pound (from mid range), since the lariat has more recovery time allowing you to get in more attacks after the move. ******************************************************************************* * Action Sequence * ******************************************************************************* * Kratos latches onto the beast with one of his blades then [SPINS] him * * around and slaps him with the other blade. Kratos runs up the Minotaur's * * back then jumps and [PLUNGES] both of his blades into the beast's back. * * Then [LEAPS] to the beast's chest and [STABS] the Minotaur with both * * blades making the giant crash to the ground. * ******************************************************************************* + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + Use the --REPLENISHER CHEST-- to the left side if needed then walk over to the shiny tree with the chain on it. Stand in front of it and press R1 to have Kratos latch both blades into it and pull it down to make a bridge up to the ledge above. Walk up the tree trunk and start to climb the vines on the side of the wall. Climb around the side of the wall then get on the platform and jump then grab onto the vine above. Move across the vine and kick off the Sentries that attack on your way across. Hop off the vine once you reach the platform. One of the soldiers that was seen earlier is now dead. Walk over to the black door with the handle at the bottom and lift if upward. A Fate Statue holding a flashing green stone will be behind the door. Don't even try to cross that big gear while it is moving. Stand in front of the gear and use the Amulet of the Fates to slow time then move across it safely to the other side. Hop up to the --GREEN CHEST-- up in the alcove on the other side and open it if needed. Hang from the ledge with the green chest and move across the ledge to the small section of broken wall to the right. Pull yourself up once you reach the small open section in the wall up above the grinder and find the --UNMARKED CHEST-- in the hidden alcove containing some red orbs. From the alcove, go ahead and jump to the conveyor belt across from the wall. Sentries will attack on the conveyor belt and you'll need to move past some deadly snake eyes that unleash gorgon gazes that will turn you to stone instantly if caught in the gaze. The Gorgon gazes will stone the Sentries as well. To get past this part easily, roll through the snake eyes - even if they are glaring, the glare will not hit you as long as you're rolling. Whatever you do, don't grab a Sentry to dispose of him since that will take too long. Cronos' Rage and [] attacks work fine to keep them at bay. Roll to the far end of the conveyor belt and break the wooden gate with constant attacks. Grapple to the shiny stalactite beyond the conveyor belt and use it to swing to the platform ahead. Open the --GREEN CHEST-- if needed then break the stone statues along the side of the wall. The middle statue is hiding a secret passage. Grab the block behind the middle statue and push it through the other side of the wall to make it fall to the other side. This will take you back to the familiar area where you pulled out the stone block quite a while ago. + + TILTING PLATFORM PUZZLE + + You need to get the block that you just pushed out from the wall on top of the loose platform. If you haven't done so already, push the block that is already on the platform over toward the side with the broken pillars so that the loose platform leans to that side. Push the second block on top of the platform and move it over to the far side closest to the doorway. Grab the first block and push it over to the doorway as well. Once both blocks are on the far side of the loose platform next to the doorway the end on the side that with the broken pillars will lean upward and expose a shiny piece. Hop off the platform and press R1 to grab the shiny piece then tap the O button to have Kratos lift the platform and push it into the swamp. Jump over to the roof of the platform in the swampy water then hop over to the steps on the far side. Climb the wall up ahead and move to the left. Destroy the branches on the left side then jump and grab onto the next section of the wall on the left. Fall down to the rock ground and enter the cave to the side. Move around the side and make a left then hop up the raised area past the rotating gear. Destroy the stone Minotaur for a few red orbs then approach the wounded soldier up ahead and examine him for a cutscene. A Gorgon Assassin will attack after the cutscene, and this type is not just your normal Gorgon. They have a powerful stare gaze that will stone you instantly if it hits. Watch for them to hold back their glowing head and charge the gaze then quickly roll to avoid the gaze. As long as you roll in some direction during the gaze, it will not hit you. The Hammer works very well for these enemies since they can't dodge it as easy, but you can't roll away from their stares, so keep that in mind while using it. Run back and grab the injured soldier (R1). The left turn down the path ahead will only lead to a dead end for the moment, so continue along the main path. As you can see through the vines, it appears that Jason isn't faring so well against the Dark Cerberus on the other side. Continue to the left side and you'll run across a conveyor belt leading to a grinder. Place the injured soldier on the conveyor belt. Attack the grinder gear after the soldier is ground up to destroy them. Don't go that way just yet though. Follow the path around the corner up ahead to find --2 UNMARKED CHESTS--. The right chest contains a ++PHOENIX FEATHER (10/30)++. Walk back to the conveyor belt and hop over the small gears at the end of the conveyor belt. Use the --REPLENISHER CHEST-- if needed then lift open the gate. Walk toward the Dark Cerberus for a cutscene. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + B O S S + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + B A T T L E + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + [DC00] > > D A R K C E R B E R U S < < >> Attacks: - Claw Strikes: The Cerberus strikes Kratos twice with its claw. It will sometimes add in a headbutt for the second attack. + How to avoid: Block or roll. ---------- - Headbutt: The Cerberus will run toward Kratos and ram him with its head. + How to avoid: Block or roll. ---------- - Flames: The Cerberus will breathe fire from all three mouths and make it sway around the area in front of it. + How to avoid: Block or roll away. Don't roll while you're already blocking the attack or it will hit Kratos for sure. ---------- - Fireballs: The Cerberus will shoot out several fireballs from its middle head. + How to avoid: Roll or move away. ---------- - Claw Pound: Mid-battle, the Cerberus will pound the ground and create a minor shockwave in front of it. + How to avoid: Block or roll. The Dark Cerberus is a very ferocious and agile beast, but most of its attacks can be blocked, even the flame. Make sure to dodge away whenever it starts to shoot fireballs. The fireball attack is long range, so just watch for the Cerberus to ready the attack. Never attack too aggressively since you will constantly need to block. This boss can only be staggered very rarely, so you will almost always have to watch for its attacks while attacking it. Both magic spells work all right for the boss, but neither of them really stands out as all that helpful. Typhon's Rage works well for when it starts to shoot fireballs though. A cutscene will eventually play where the Dark Cerberus' middle head will eat Jason's arm thereby consuming the Golden Fleece. It will start to use a new claw pound attack during this time, but the attack can be blocked. This battle mainly requires patience while attacking along with some quick reflexes for guarding its attacks. I wouldn't recommend performing anything outside of [] attacks, not even Plume of Prometheus since this enemy is so vicious that it will easily attack during any type of recovery on your end. Once the O button icon appears, start the Action Sequence to put a quick end to the beast. The action sequence requires no button taps this time, just activation through the O button. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + Kratos will gain the **GOLDEN FLEECE** after finishing off the Dark Cerberus. In order to get out of this area, pull the switch on the right side to make the head on the wall shoot fireballs. Stand in the black area in the middle of the arena and tap L1 right before a fireball hits Kratos to deflect a fireball back at the head on the wall. It's all about timing. Walk out through the hole in the destroyed wall. Some of those Gorgons from earlier will attack once you step out of the arena. The Golden Fleece can reflect Gorgon stares also, so press the L1 button right as they release a stare then press the required button that appears on the screen to reflect the stare and stone them. This will stone multiple Gorgons or enemies if more than one is on the screen. This can be a bit risky though, but the deflection for the stare seems much easier than deflecting a fireball. Deflect their stares then hit them with your Hammer. Jump back across the raised platforms up ahead then destroy the large gear that has now stopped on the left wall to reveal a tunnel with an --UNMARKED CHEST-- that contains a ++GORGON EYE (17/37)++. Run all the way back to the area with the platform that Kratos pushed into the swamp. Jump on the platform and the camera angle will now show the strip of land to the side with the crows feasting on the fallen soldier. Jump to that strip of land and move down it, toward the camera angle. Hop along the platforms and save your game at the save point. Your main destination is to go back to the door with the Gorgon face on the front of it, but you should go past it for now and head down the other side. We need to perform some backtracking to get back to the area with the conveyor belt and the snake eyes with Gorgon stares if you want some extra items. + + SNAKE EYES PUZZLE (OPTIONAL) + + Make a left at the Gorgon door and move past the doorway where you used Euryale's Key. Follow the path beyond it until you come to the area where you pushed the platform into the swamp below. Jump over to the gate on the left wall above the submerged platform. A few Sentries and Wraiths will attack in the room ahead. Swing back across the pit then swing on the next few grapple points to move past the swamp in the cave. Hop across the tree stumps in the swamp and fight off the Fireball Fiends that spawn on the other side along the way. Stand on the pressure switch in the circular room then quickly run through the gate once again. Go ahead and save your game at the save point up ahead. Rotate the gears in the swamp and hop across them. Walk up the tree branch and climb across the wall. Grab the vine and move all the way across it. Use the Amulet of the Fates to slow time then move across the giant gear. Jump over to the conveyor belt with the snake eyes that use Gorgon stares. Stand in between each set of snake eyes and press L1 followed by the correct button to reflect the stares back at each set of snake heads. Each set holds an unmarked chest against the left wall for a total of --3 UNMARKED CHESTS--. The first chest contains a ++PHOENIX FEATHER (11/30), the second chest contains the ++URN OF THE GORGONS++, and the third chest contains a ++GORGON EYE (18/37)++. Swing across the gap and fall through the hole in the wall. Take whichever way you want to back to the Gorgon face door. = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = | The Temple of Euryale [WT10]| = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = Stand in front of the Gorgon face door and reflect the Gorgon gaze as it starts to flow from the eyes to stone the door. You'll need to tap the O button this time while reflecting the gaze. Attack the door to destroy it then walk down the stairs inside and open the door at the bottom. Quickly destroy the stone statues that start to shake in the next room before the Cursed Legionnaires inside break out of the stone and attack. Open the --GREEN CHEST-- in the middle of the room if you need a health boost. More Legionnaires will attack once you move down the right hall. The Golden Fleece's deflecting works very well for these type of enemies. Deflect their lunging attack then hit [] to counter with a Revenge attack that will knock them all off of you. Beware their counter slices as they get up from a knockdown (these attacks can also be deflected). Slide down the ladder, or just fall down and a cutscene will show several Cursed Legionnaires break out of their stone state below and a Hades Minotaur will join them. If you are good at timing the deflection from the Golden Fleece followed by a [] attack then that will pulverize this whole room of enemies. Deflecting a Cursed Legionnaire's lunge attack is not that hard. I suggest using Rage of the Titans here or Cronos' Rage if you can't get the deflection timing down. Defeat the Legionnaires first then go for the Minotaur. A second Minotaur will follow after the first has been defeated. Open the --REPLENISHER CHEST-- to the side if needed then enter the corridor through the doorway on the right wall. Open the --RED CHEST-- in the alcove. A cutscene will play once you near the lift in the back. Push the handle in a clockwise rotation to lower the lift. Defeat the Fire Nymphs and throw one toward the snake symbol on the wall to reveal a hidden alcove with an --UNMARKED CHEST-- containing a ++PHOENIX FEATHER (12/30)++. + + LIFT PUZZLE + + The soldier in the cutscene took the handle so you can't very well use the lift on the other side, but you can rig it so that you can reach the ledge up above it. Raising the lift that you were just on will lower the other lift, so get back on the lift you just jumped off of and raise it to the point where Kratos can just barely walk under the framework at the top. Fall back outside and turn around to see a hidden alcove on the side of the lift that you just fell from with an --UNMARKED CHEST-- inside containing a ++GORGON EYE++ (19/37). Get on top of the lift with no handle and then jump up the ledges on the side of the wall above it. ~~ Lowlands Vista ~~ Upon reaching the top, a Legionnaire Commander will attack. These enemies block a bunch and will actually keep their distance as you attack. Watch fore his counterattack while he blocks and keep in mind that he has quite a long combo attack, so be ready to block quite a bit whenever he starts to attack. Keep in mind that you need to press a button during the finishing blow this time after activating it, unlike the first God of War. Walk toward the save point in the back and open the --GREEN CHEST-- if needed. Approach the broken ladder off to the side and climb up the rough wall above it - the top piece will fall off. Open the --BLUE CHEST-- near the pillars if needed as you listen to Euryale's threats coming from a nearby room. Climb the rough wall off to the left then transition to the ceiling. Climb across the ceiling and watch for the saw blades as you climb by them. It's still much better than rotating pillars with blades though, I might add. The only real semi-hard part is the final three saw blades. Wait for an open spot between the two that move diagonally then climb into the middle triangle and move past the final blade when it passes to one side. If a blade hits, it will automatically kill Kratos, but you will start near the climbable wall at the beginning of this part. Drop to the platform below and open the --GREEN CHEST-- if needed. Rotate the lever under the snake head clockwise to make the spiked masher on the right side pull back. Once the masher is pulled back as far as it will go, you will need to race into the opening of the caged area to the right side and move quickly down that tunnel as the masher starts to move toward you. Quickly pull the switch off to the side once you reach the middle portion of the tunnel to move the pillars on the outside that opens a path to the floor below. Run to the far end and quickly press R1 then tap the O button to lift the exit gate and get out of their before it compacts you - it gets extremely close before the gate opens. Just to let you know, the checkpoint for this area will start you back on the ledge below the saw blades next to the switch if you die in the compacter. Go back and save your game before falling down into the room where the opening now is. Approach the book next to the stone figure (yes, you can break him) and examine the book. Fun Fact: If you don't break the stone figure before examining the book then Euryale will shatter him in the following cutscene. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + B O S S + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + B A T T L E + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + [EU00] > > E U R Y A L E < < >> Attacks (Phase #1) - Gaze: Euryale tilts her head back as it starts to glow red then unleashes her stone gaze upon Kratos. + How to avoid: Roll or deflect. It's much better to deflect! ---------- - Horizontal Tail Swing: Euryale stands on her tail then quickly swings it at Kratos. + How to avoid: Block, roll, or deflect. ---------- - Tail Swing Combo: Euryale lies on her stomach and swings her tail horizontally then performs an overhead tail smash. + How to avoid: Block (first swing only), roll, or deflect (first swing only). ---------- - Headbutt: Euryale quickly headbutts Kratos. + How to avoid: Block, roll, or deflect. For starters, all of Euryale's attacks can blocked except for her overhead tail swing and her gaze. Whenever she lies on her stomach and swings her tail, always be prepared to roll to the side to dodge the overhead swing that is coming next. You really need to learn the proper timing for her gaze so you can deflect it. You'll need to tap the O button during the deflection. Deflecting her gaze will give you blue orbs and sometimes a green orb. Attack her with [] attacks and Plume of Prometheus, but always be ready to guard or deflect as she prepares an attack. Both Cronos' Rage and Typhon's Bane serve as good magic attacks for this battle and you can always replenish your gauge by deflecting her gaze. Cronos' Rage is really good for overwhelming her once you lay out three orbs. It will actually cancel her attacks. >> Attacks (Phase #2) - Gaze Shockwave: Euryale charges a gaze by staring at the floor and eventually unleashes a shockwave that will turn Kratos to stone. + How to avoid: Double jump over the shockwave. ---------- - Gaze Projectiles: Euryale sends out a few projectiles that will turn Kratos into stone (after two hits). + How to avoid: Roll or deflect. ---------- - Euryale Splash: Euryale leaps into the air and lands in the center of the room creating a shockwave upon impact. + How to avoid: Jump or roll. ---------- - Tail Smack: Euryale slaps Kratos with her tail twice while on the pillar. + How to avoid: Block, roll, or deflect. Eventually she will crawl to one of the back pillars and start a whole new set of attacks. It is important that you double jump to avoid her gaze shockwave since a single jump will only turn Kratos to stone and make him shatter when he falls. The gaze projectile will stone you after two hits in a row, and you must jump or perform a very well timed roll to avoid her splash. The only blockable move during this phase is her close range tail smack. Attack her from the ground (hit the pillar - no need to jump) while she is on a pillar and use whatever magic you have left until a O button icon appears above her. Press the O button then perform a clockwise rotation with the left analog to make her come crashing down off of the pillar. She will get on the other pillar in the back afterwards, so you will need to wear her down again and drag her off the pillar once again. >> Attacks (Phase #3) - Fists Pound: Euryale raises up on her tail and smacks the ground with a big punch then performs a smaller punch. + How to avoid: Block (second punch only), roll, or deflect (second punch only). ---------- - Gaze Projectiles: Euryale releases gaze projectiles that will turn Kratos to stone (after two hits in a row). + How to avoid: Roll or deflect. When both pillar are destroyed she will continue the fight on the ground and become very aggressive. She will start a new move where she will try to pound you with her fist. Only the second hit of this move is blockable so avoid the first by rolling. She will only shoot gaze projectiles instead of performing her gaze, but the gaze projectiles can be deflected for some extra blue orbs during this phase - she shoots four at a time, and you will have time to deflect two if you deflect the first one for double the orb pickup! She will still perform her normal tail combos and slaps so be on the lookout for them. Hit her sparingly during this phase with [] attacks and rely mainly on magic and Rage of the Titans. Once the O button icon appears let 'er rip, literally! ******************************************************************************* * Action Sequence * ******************************************************************************* * Kratos grapples onto her stomach with his blades then [GRABS] her head * * and slams her down to the ground. He quickly [DODGES] to right to avoid * * her fist smash then knocks her head to ground and [GRABS] her head then * * stabs it. Kratos gets behind her then >>PULLS<< on her head and leans * * forward to slash her throat then continues to tear her head off. Kratos * * jumps off the body and holds up his prize. * ******************************************************************************* Titan Mode Euryale isn't too much of a problem on Titan mode, but you MUST learn how to avoid her attacks. See the description above for Spartan mode to see how to avoid each. All of her physical attacks are blockable except for the overhead tail smash and Euryale splash (from the pillars). Use very little magic on her throughout the battle, and do not use Rage of the Titans at all. The main deadly phase is when she jumps to the ground after the two pillars are gone. At this time, activate Rage of the Titans and lay out three Cronos' Rage orbs then hit her with endless /\ attacks until the O button icon appears. This will annihilate her very quickly, so watch for her O button icon then get ready to finish her off. Rage of the Titans will make Kratos to where he only takes half damage from her ground pounds, so you don't need to worry about dodging them at this point. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + Kratos will gain the **HEAD OF EURYALE** after the epic battle. Now, you must turn five enemies to stone and shatter them in order to leave this area. Hold up the Head of Euryale (L2) and use [] to slowly turn the Sentries to stone then shatter them with one of Kratos' weapons. The gate in the back of the area will rise once the deed is fulfilled. Make use of the save point before going outside. Walk through the doorway and the camera will show you what looks to be one gigantic puzzle. It isn't that bad though. If you jump into the water, you can find some pots to break for some red orbs - use the speed boost (Charge R1) to break them. + + COLUMN PUZZLE + + COLUMN 1: Rotate the lever by the doorway clockwise to raise the column next to it. This will send the grapple point on the column high into the air. You may have noticed the Fate Statue with the flashing green stone off to the side. Hop over to the switch on the gray platform. Pull the switch to open the gate at the bottom of the pool then slow time with the Amulet of the Fates (Hold L1 then press R1) and quickly swim through the gate before time resumes. COLUMN 2: You'll notice a switch to the right as you swim through the gate. Pull the switch to keep the gate open permanently. Swim to the surface then jump on top of the middle platform and rotate the lever clockwise to raise the next column into the air. Jump back down into the water and find the switch next to the big iron gate below. Pull the switch and quickly swim through the first gate that opens then charge R1 and perform a charged swim under the second gate directly ahead. If the second gate closes too quickly then swim down the right tunnel and make your way back to the switch for another try. (Column 3 will be accessed after the others) COLUMN 4: Swim to the top and stand on the middle platform. Break the cracked wall to the left to reveal an --UNMARKED CHEST-- with a ++GORGON EYE (20/37)++ inside. Rotate the lever clockwise to raise the third column into the air. Swim over to the gate on the right side at the bottom of the pool and perform a charged swim right through the gate to break it and get to the other side. COLUMN 5: Break the pots at the bottom of the pool for some extra red orbs then swim to the surface and jump up to the middle platform. Rotate the lever to make the fourth column rise into the air. Pull the switch off to the side to open the gate above - it stays open. Walk down the hall through the doorway to the side. Ignore the path to the right at the moment and climb the ladder. Walk toward the camera angle and open the --2 RED CHESTS-- against the back wall. Step on the big pressure switch in behind the two bird statues - this will make the wall open to reveal a ladder below just in case you fall from here. As you can see, the Fate Statue with the flashing green stone is in the background as you step toward the ledge and this will allow you to slow time from this ledge. Go back down the ladder and enter the corridor to the right that I said to ignore earlier. Fun Fact: A quicker way down is to swing on the first column then jump to the next and swing to the lower room of the area where the third column should be. You'll notice that the room has a lever and Fate Statue with a flashing green stone. This column will not stay up once raised, so you will need to slow time in order to get back to the top of the ladder before it lowers. As you begin to rotate the lever the first time, a Juggernaut enemy will spawn from the ground. These enemies look hard, but they have one fatal flaw - they're slow as hell. All of their attacks are blockable so you don't even have to roll away from them while they attack. Keep in mind they will sometimes add a second overhead attack to the first morning star overhead attack. Just wait for the Juggernaut to attack and counter with combos while he recovers. Both the Hammer and the Athena's Blades work well for this enemy. Even though this enemy may appear easy, he will become harder later in the game. Fireball Fiends and two more Juggernauts will appear once the first Juggernaut has been dealt with. Use Cronos' Rage to keep the Fireball Fiends occupied. The Head of Euryale works well for stoning the Juggernauts if they become too troublesome with the group. Stone them and break them with a few hits - Plume of Prometheus' final hit will always break a stoned enemy. COLUMN 3 (Final): Rotate the lever clockwise then quickly slow time with the Amulet of the Fates. Climb the ladder and stand on the ledge, but wait for time to resume if it hasn't yet. Once time resumes, slow time once again with the Amulet of the Fates. Grapple to the first column and swing then grapple to the second column. Swing and grapple to the third column. The third column is the one that is timed so just make it past this column and there is no need to rush after that. Swing and jump to the fourth column. Be sure to time the jump well when leaping to the fifth column since the middle wall will be in the way. Keep swinging on the fifth column once you grapple to it and look toward the alcove to the right. Time your swing and jump to that alcove to find a --RED CHEST-- along with an --UNMARKED CHEST-- that contains a ++PHOENIX FEATHER (13/30)++. Walk back to the ledge facing the column and press R1 to easily latch back on to the column then swing toward the open gate up ahead. Open the --GREEN CHEST-- if needed then move down the corridor ahead. Walk over to the switch in the back and pull it. The doorway will seal off from behind. Hounds will fall down from the ceiling, and the floor will start to rise. Well, damn. Quickly start to fight the Hounds off with your Athena's Blades - use [] swings or Plume of Prometheus. You need to finish all of these enemies before the platform reaches the ceiling. If not, then you will likely die. Using kicks with the grab button works well, but if you accidentally grab a weak Hound and start the kill sequence then that will delay you quite a bit in your bloodshed. When the platform reaches the top, it looks as if it is all over for Kratos but he quickly grabs the ceiling and you must tap the O button in order to push the platform back down. The gate in the back will start to open slightly with each platform push. Two more Hounds fall from the ceiling and attack. Quickly fight them off - use Cronos' Rage if it comes down to it. Just in case one is still alive with full life when Kratos is about to be compacted, kick the Hound away quickly then start the Action Sequence to push the platform back down. Having a Hound alive when you start the animation doesn't always end in instant death, but it can if the Hound attacks during the Action Sequence. After pushing the platform down three times, the gates will open just enough for Kratos to squeeze through them. Fun Fact: Stand and listen as the platform moves up to here the squeals of the remaining Hounds as they get compacted. Destroy the wooden framework and containers along the wall for some extra orbs then fight off the few Harpies that attack. Carefully move across the small wooden beams up ahead. Jump to the small ledge on the right wall and climb across to the other side. Jump and climb up the rope to the left to find a --RED CHEST-- and an --UNMARKED CHEST-- containing a ++PHOENIX FEATHER (14/30)++ in the hidden area at the top. Climb back down the rope and open the --REPLENISHER CHEST-- to the side if needed. Walk toward the rock pile in the back of the cave. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + B O S S + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + B A T T L E + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + [RM02] > > R O C K M I N O T A U R < < >> Attacks: - Ground Pound: The Rock Minotaur hits the ground with both hands then aggressively pounds the ground in front of him. + How to avoid: Roll or move away. ---------- - Lariat: The Rock Minotaur holds out its arms and spins in place. + How to avoid: Roll or move away. ---------- - Rock Throw: The Rock Minotaur picks up a boulder and tosses it. + How to avoid: Deflect or roll. This Rock Minotaur fights the exact same as the last one, only this time Harpies will attack along with him. The Harpies are actually helpful in a way. Whenever the Rock Minotaur prepares to throw a rock, grab a Harpy and Kratos will be invincible to the rock throw during the wing tearing animation. Keep in mind that you can guard against their dive bomb attacks. This battle is going to take a bit more patience than the last battle since the area is small and the Minotaur will not step out from in between the two rock piles on the right and left side. Hit him sparingly with [] attacks from Athena's Blades and be sure to roll away when he starts to pound the ground or perform his lariat. The ground pound is easily the most annoying move in this battle since rolling backward once is sometimes not enough to escape the attack. Try to stay right next to him while attacking so he uses the lariat instead of the ground pound. He will perform a ground pound while you're at midrange from him. When he does a ground pound, do not try to attack directly after the move; instead, move back and wait for him to perform a boulder throw then roll directly toward him to escape the boulder as he throws it and this will position you in front of him without taking damage. He should perform a lariat for his next attack to which you can easily roll back once to escape. Keep up a pattern of attacking and rolling away from the lariat followed by rolling back toward him and attacking. He will fall shortly with this method. Make sure that you roll toward him when the lariat FULLY stops to avoid taking damage. Use any of your magic except for the Head of Euryale (don't even...) for some extra damage. If you have Rage of the Titans built up then by all means use it! + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + Continue further into the cave and you'll come upon what appears to have been a big slaughter. Skeletons will attack as you reach the end of the slaughter trail. Stone them with the Head of Euryale and shatter them for some very easy kills. The Head of Euryale works extremely well for Skeletons - remember that. Run up the circular stairway and pull the switch at the top then continue up the stairway to return to Destiny's Atrium. ~~ Destiny's Atrium ~~ The first thing you should do now is save your game then head back into the forest. Remember those chest that were in the background right before the cutscene played where the Barbarian King drug Kratos away? Well, after entering the Bog of the Forgotten area, you will notice a --UNMARKED CHEST-- containing a ++GORGON EYE (21/37) and a --MEGA RED CHEST--. These Mega Chest are hidden throughout the game and will grant Kratos certain powerups. This one will boost his red orb count by about 5000! Return to Destiny's March and approach the stone face that is shooting the fireballs that you skipped over earlier. Use the Golden Fleece to deflect a fireball by tapping L1 right before one of them hits you in order to blow open the wall and reveal a new path. Hug the right wall and move along the right ledge to get by the gap. You'll likely notice the --GREEN CHEST-- and --BLUE CHEST-- hidden behind the cave formation up ahead. Slide down the ladder and move down the tunnel below. Two Archers will aim at Kratos as you come upon the outside area. Tear through them and a Legionnaire Commander along with more Archers will spawn from the ground up ahead. Take care of the Archers first since the Legionnaire Commander will only stand and guard most of the time anyway. Destroy the first three with your blades and use Typhon's Bane to shoot the remaining two on the platform up ahead. Use the grapple point to swing to the platform where the set of two Archers were. Climb up the rough wall on the left side of the platform upon landing to find a --RED CHEST-- and an --UNMARKED CHEST-- containing a ++GORGON EYE (22/37)++ at the top. Use the next few grapple points to swing past the waterfalls up ahead. A Legionnaire Commander and two Archers will appear on the other side of the waterfalls. Defeat the two Archers first as usual and open the --GREEN CHEST-- if needed. = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = | The Hall of Atropos [WT11]| = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = Soon a cutscene will play where a Gorgon face will seal off the path up ahead and Wraiths will appear to challenge you. I would suggest using Cronos' Rage since these Wraiths can be very deadly when grouped and they will release blue orbs once defeated. They toss their blade hands at you so be prepared to block their blade throw. A voice from above will call out during this battle, but the person cannot be helped at the moment. The statue eyes cannot be bothered in any way at the moment. Walk over to the save point on the left side then open the door next to it. Walk toward the --GREEN CHEST-- and --BLUE CHEST-- up ahead and use them if needed. The room will seal off up ahead and a High Priest will attack. These High Priests will conjure creatures until you kill them so always defeat the High Priests first while fighting this type of enemy. The High Priest will teleport around the area a bunch and will escape from your attacks if you don't watch it. Keep in mind that you can block the High Priest's energy projectiles. Once you start to hit the High Priest use Cronos' Rage to place an electrical sphere that will put some constant hurt on him and lock him into place. Keep placing orbs and attacking him until he is finished. More High Priests will spawn, but as long as you keep constant pressure on them, this battle will not be that tough. Kratos can perform a counter to the Minotaurs that are summoned in which he will throw their axe at them. Tap the O button when prompted to have him counter the Minotaurs. If you run out of magic, grab the High Priests to death. Tap the O button to fight off their shield once they are grabbed then leap into the air with them and attack them then grab them again from the air to finish them off. Kratos is invincible throughout most of the High Priest grab sequence on the ground, so you can actually spam grabs to kill a High Priest quickly. + + STATUE PUZZLE + + Observe your surroundings to find two statues, a lift, and a lever that you can rotate clockwise to raise the lift. This is a very strange puzzle that has multiple ways to solve it. Either rig it or perform some well timed jumping and grabbing. SOLUTION 1: Push one of the statues onto the lift. Push the other statue right next to the lever that you will need to rotate, so that it is right next to the column on the left side of the lever. Pull (don't push) the lever clockwise and hold it there. Quickly let go of the lever and kick the statue closest to you up under the lift. SOLUTION 2: Push one of the statues onto the lift. Push the other statue right next to lift on the side closest to the lever. Pull (don't push) the lever clockwise and hold it there. Quickly let go of the lever and run over to the statue then push it under the lift. SOLUTION 3: Push one of the statues onto the side of the lift and make sure that it is on the side closest to the lever. Push the other statue over to the lift so that it stands beside the statue that is on the lift. Pull (don't push) the lever clockwise and hold it there. Quickly let go of the lever and run over to the first statue then jump on top of it. Jump on top of the other statue while it plummets down with the lift then quickly leap and grab onto the side of the floor above. Note: The reason why I say to pull instead of push is so that Kratos will not have to maneuver past the lever on his way to performing whichever task. Either way, jump to the floor above. Open the --GREEN CHEST-- if needed then continue down the corridor to the right. You'll witness a battle behind the bars ahead involving a Minotaur, Griffin Rider, and a soldier. Open the --RED CHEST-- then climb the ladder to the side. Harpies and eventually Guardians will attack as you make your way to the --REPLENISHER CHEST-- on the broken bridge ahead. Rush back and find the stairway hidden by the camera angle on the right side at the front of the bridge. More Guardians will appear while you move down the stairs. Enter the hall at the bottom. Satyrs will appear once you step in the shallow water of the next room. Use Cronos' Rage while attacking these beasts to take some extra damage from them - it will stagger them, but they will still guard a bunch. They are quite vicious and have some long combination attacks. Keep in mind that all of their attacks can be guarded against. Step up to the stone blocking the entrance and pull it inward. Do not push it outward yet. Hop up on top of the stone and open the hidden --UNMARKED CHEST-- up above the doorway to receive a ++GORGON EYE (23/37)++. Push the stone outward once you open the chest so that the stone slides and falls to the courtyard below. Push the stone under the high ladder on the bridge so that you can stand on it to get up to the ladder. A voice will call out to you once again. Dark Nymphs will attack in a few places on the bridge. Carefully step across the small ledge up above to get to the other side of the bridge. Find the --GREEN CHEST-- on the other side then jump over the shrubbery to the left of the green chest to discover an --UNMARKED CHEST-- containing a ++PHOENIX FEATHER (15/?)++. Run over to the door next to the bridge on your current side and open it then enter the room ahead. A few Guardians and a Juggernaut will attack. A second Juggernaut will spawn once the first has been killed. Use Cronos' Rage and Rage of the Titans to your advantage - the Head of Euryale helps if the Juggernauts get too annoying. Use the --REPLENISHER CHEST-- on the raised platform if needed then run out through the doorway to find a save point. Move across the walkway toward the grapple points up ahead. You will need to jump off the walkway and grapple to the lowest grapple point while falling. Jump and swing toward the next grapple point on the side of the building - Kratos will actually lean against the side of the building while on this grapple point. Grapple to next grapple point up above then jump and swing to the walkway with the metal railing. Guardians will hop up from the side of the area below the walkway and attack. You can slow time while fighting them with your Amulet of the Fates thanks to the nearby Fate Statue. Move toward the far edge of the walkway next to the statue. + + VINE PUZZLE + + As already pointed out, the Fate Statue on the right is holding a flashing green stone to which you can hold the Amulet of the Fates up to in order to slow time time. Step on the rock pressure switch (it blend in well with the floor) to make some vines move out from the bottom of the walkway and form a bridge that connects all areas ahead to the middle platform. Freeze time while standing on the switch and run across the first vine. Stop at the middle platform then fall off the right side of the platform in between the two trees to find an --UNMARKED CHEST-- containing a ++PHOENIX FEATHER (16/30)++. This middle pressure rock will make the vine from the walkway that you just came from grow out, so you must stand on the pressure switch then very quickly make your way back across to the walkway. Stand on the pressure rock once again on the walkway then slow time with the amulet. Run across the vine that leads to the middle platform then quickly turn left and run across the vine that leads to the platform on the left. Harpies and Guardians will attack on this platform. You can slow time while fighting them. Stand on the pressure rock on the current platform then slow time and run back to the center platform. Turn left while on the center platform and run across that vine to yet another platform. A group of Harpies and Guardians will attack on this side as well, so slow time and fight them off quickly. Stand on the pressure rock on this platform to make the vines grow out once again. Slow time with the amulet then run back to the middle platform and make a left then run across that vine between the two trees toward the doorway in the back. There is a --BLUE CHEST-- and a --GREEN CHEST-- to the side so replenish yourself fully because there is a big battle ahead. Open the big door to trigger a cutscene. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + B O S S + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + B A T T L E + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + [PE00] > > P E R S E U S < < This is a unique battle and very fitting for Perseus' character. You have seen the movie Clash of the Titans haven't you? >> Attacks (Invisible): - Sword Slashes: Perseus swings his sword twice (horizontal slash then an upward slash) while moving toward Kratos. + How to avoid: Block, roll, or deflect. ---------- - Stabs: Perseus teleports then runs toward Kratos and performs eight quick stabs. Watch for the flash of light when he teleports. + How to avoid: Block, roll, or deflect. ---------- - Lunging Sword: Perseus moves swiftly around Kratos and slashes him. + How to avoid: Block, roll, or deflect. ---------- - Sling Projectiles: Perseus spins his sling and shoots projectiles toward Kratos one at a time (the number shots vary and sometimes he will shoot three together). + How to avoid: Block, roll, or deflect (recommended). To start things off, he will begin the battle invisible. Thankfully, you are fighting him in a pool, so just watch for the ripples in the water to see his footsteps. You can also see a transparent image of him whenever he runs or performs any type of attack. The image will look much like a shadow in darker areas and transparent in the sunlight. Find the image of him and attack it. He will likely teleport to a new area eventually and shout to Kratos. If you have surround sound hooked up, you can actually take advantage of his shouting and run in the direction of his voice. Otherwise, just watch for him. He will make a blue flash in the area wherever he teleports to. Every time he teleports he will run toward you and perform a series of stabs, so prepare to block or roll away. Keep in mind that all of his moves are blockable, so just stand and block if you are unsure of where he is. Both Cyclone of Chaos (L1 + []) and the final hit of the [] combo work very well in finding him. Once he has been damaged enough he will fall and become visible then an icon will appear above him. You must run up very quickly and press the grab button when the icon appears or it will quickly disappear and you will need to damage him further. Kratos will destroy his helmet and Perseus will be visible for the rest of the battle. >> Attacks (Visible w/Sword and Shield): - Sword Slashes: Perseus swings his sword twice (horizontal slash then an upward slash) while moving toward Kratos. + How to avoid: Block, roll, or deflect. ---------- - Stab: Perseus holds back his sword then moves in and stabs Kratos. + How to avoid: Block, roll, or deflect. ---------- - Counter Slashes: Perseus steps toward Kratos with two upward slashes then performs an uppercut slash to counter Kratos' attacks. + How to avoid: Block, roll, or deflect. ---------- - Lunge: Perseus lunges toward Kratos and hits him with his shield. + How to avoid: Block, roll, or deflect. ---------- - Sling Projectiles: Perseus spins his sling and shoots projectiles toward Kratos one at a time (the number of shots vary and sometimes he will shoot three together). + How to avoid: Block, roll, or deflect (recommended). ---------- - Blinding Light: Perseus holds his shield up toward the light and reflects the sunlight throughout the area to blind Kratos. + How to avoid: Keep him out of the light. Shake the left analog to the right and left to break free from the stun. The shield attack afterward can be blocked, deflected, and rolled from. The battle actually becomes a bit harder once he can be seen. If you don't stay aggressive against him then his main move will be to step into the light and blind you with his shield. Watch for him to suddenly step back and that is the sign that he is about to perform this move. Shake the left analog from left to right to break free from the stun that the light will place on Kratos. Keep him busy blocking your attacks and try to keep him in a dark area as much as you can and he won't have a chance to perform this move. When the button icon appears again, press the grab button to break his sword. Perseus is very limited in attacks with only his shield, but he is quite a defensive player during this phase. You can basically only hit him by knocking him into a sidewall (right and left walls) - this will stun him and you will be allowed to freely damage him at this point. Keep in mind the walls at the back and front of the area will not stun him. One good method for ramming him against a wall is to take out Typhon's Bane and shoot him toward a wall as he blocks the arrows. You can also hit him as he performs his blinding shield attack. He will rely mainly on his sling (deflect it) and his blinding shield attack at this point. Once he has been stunned by knocking him into a wall, you are free to wail on him as much as you want while he recovers. When he is close to death, he will stand in the back of the pool near the pillars. Grab him when the icon appears to launch the action sequence. ******************************************************************************* * Action Sequence * ******************************************************************************* * Kratos shoves Perseus' head into the wall then [YANKS] his head away from * * the wall and >< him in the water. Kratos [SHOVES] Perseus into * * the wall again then backs away and tosses a blade into his chest then * * slams him into the water. To end it all, Kratos throws Perseus through * * the wall toward a hook that impales him. * ******************************************************************************* + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + Kratos will receive the **SHIELD OF PERSEUS** after the battle. Walk through the new hole in the wall that Perseus made. A --GREEN CHEST-- and a --BLUE CHEST-- will be on the side of the pool if you need refilling. Slide down the chain and save your game. + + GORGON HEAD PUZZLE + + If you've been looking around this area previously then you have probably noticed a statue up above. Walk over to the stone below the ladder and climb up then move over to the right side of the walkway and jump over the shrubbery. Break the cracked pedestal that is holding up the statue and place the Shield of Perseus in the statue's hands. Grab ahold of the handle on either the left or right side and move the statue over to the broken portion of the bridge where there is no railing. Push the statue off the side. Jump down below then push the statue over to the square indention in the wooden platform. Walk over to the lever in the middle of the area and rotate it clockwise to raise the platform up into the air. This will reflect the beam of the right statue eye back at it. Quickly release the lever and climb back up the ladder then stand facing the statue eye that isn't being reflected and use the Golden Fleece's deflection by pressing L1. Keep in mind that the platform the statue is on is timed, so be quick! This will destroy the statue's eyes and open the path ahead. = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = | Outside Atropos [WT12]| = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = Walk up the steps in the new area then move down the path at the top. You'll see a big statue up ahead that is pointing (it's actually pointing toward some chests). The chests down the left path cannot be opened yet since the pressure switch will close off the doorway leading to them every time that Kratos tries to move toward them. Walk over to the right path and shoot the Archers across from you with Typhon's Bane. Use the grapple point over the gap to swing across to the other side where the Archers were. You could just swim through the water also. Make a left turn and swim toward the platform with the --BLUE CHEST-- and --GREEN CHEST-- against the wall. You'll see the chests from earlier through a gate also. Take the second right path since a gate is blocking the first pathway to the right. You'll come upon a broken bridge. Go ahead and jump to the broken piece and the camera will show the statue up above. If you try to move toward the two chests on the other side of the bridge the piece that you are on will lean downward. Move back across the bridge and find the vines on the right wall (camera angle's right). Climb the vines then transition to the ceiling followed by the wall again to climb up on the side of the doorway where the gate that was blocking the first turn is located. Pull the switch off to the side to open the gate. Jump down below and enter the area past the gate. Do you recognize that bird? That is the Dark Griffin that the Dark Rider was on much earlier in the game. Kratos stabbed the bird with the Dark Rider's spear and it landed here. Approach the spear and press R1 along with the O button to tear the **SPEAR OF DESTINY** out of the Dark Griffin. Sentries will appear as if they want you try your new spear out on them. Don't disappoint them, get used to your new spear! Keep in mind that you can slow time in this area, thanks to the nearby Fate Statue. After defeating the Sentries, walk over to the Fate Statue with the flashing green stone. Grab the statue and pull it over to the circular area around the lever. Rotate the lever to turn the statue. Turn the statue so that the flashing green stone faces the right side of the screen. You will ultimately push that statue back to where you got it from, but for now push/kick the statue through the doorway. Move all the way down the ramp and then over to the pool on the right side. Push it all the way up to the pool then swim to the other side. Quickly use the Amulet of the Fates to slow time then run all the way back to the pressure switch at the beginning of the area near the pointing statue. Move across the pressure switch and open the --3 UNMARKED CHEST-- containing a ++PHOENIX FEATHER (17/30)++ (left), the ++URN OF OLYMPUS++ (middle), and a ++GORGON EYE (24/37)++ (right). + + BRIDGE PUZZLE + + Run back to the statue and push it back up the ramp and through the door. Place back the statue back in its original spot so that it faces the broken bridge to the right side. Run all the way back to the broken bridge then stand on the tilting piece. Stand on the side that makes it tilt upwards to match the other piece ahead. Use the Amulet of the Fates to slow time then quickly run and jump to the other side. ~~ Crossing of the Lowlands ~~ Open the --BLUE CHEST-- and --GREEN CHEST-- if needed and save your game at the save point. Prepare for plenty of grappling and a real high-flying adventure! Grapple to the first grapple point on the hook between the first set of pillars to start. Grapple Point #1 Use a normal swing followed by a jump and grapple to the next grapple point. Grapple Point #2 Use a normal swing followed by a jump and grapple to the pillar ahead. Grapple Point #3 Kratos will automatically jump off the pillar as it crumbles and leap toward the next grapple point. Grapple Point #4 Kratos will swing around in a circle while attached to this grapple point. The column will fall shortly so be quick! Make sure to line him up with the platform in the background then have him jump toward it then perform a second jump in the air to land on it. The platform will start to fall toward the next grapple point, so wait until it leans toward it then leap and grapple to the next grapple point. Grapple Point #5 Grapple Points #6 and #7 will start to fall directly ahead while you're on this grapple point. Wait for about two swings then jump and grapple onto #6. Grapple Point #6 Quickly jump and grapple to #7 during the first swing. Grapple Point #7 Wait for just a bit then jump and fall down a little then quickly grapple to the lower grapple point #8. Grapple Point #8 Kratos automatically swings straight toward the next grapple point from this one, so get ready to swing to the pillar (#9). Grapple Point #9 Kratos skips off of this grapple point and jumps back toward the next grapple point on the wall behind him (#10). Grapple Point #10 Kratos skips off the wall as it breaks and launches himself toward #11. Grapple Point #11 He skips off this pillar and jumps to the next pillar across from it (#12). Grapple Point #12 Wait for the piece of the pillar to fall down just a bit while hanging onto this grapple point. Perform a double jump then grapple to the next. Grapple Point #13 Kratos automatically jumps and slams through the next pillar then lands in the cave below. ~~ The Great Chasm ~~ Walk through the cave tunnel ahead. The exits will seal off in the first open section and a group of Sirens will attack. All of their moves are blockable. They like to counter a bunch with their energy projectiles, but keep in mind that you can deflect their projectiles right back at them with L1. Two Hades Minotaurs will appear from the ground with another Siren after the first two Sirens are defeated. Move through the next tunnel after the battle. There is a --REPLENISHER CHEST-- in the next room ahead, but make sure that you need it since a big battle will break out as you approach it. Satyrs and Juggernauts will attack and this can be quite a deadly combination. Use Cronos' Rage to put some constant hurt on all enemies and go after the Juggernauts first since the Satyrs like to stand and block so much. On the flip side, if you're Athena's Blades are leveled up enough (Level 4) the Satyrs should fall kind of fast, so you may want to go for them first. Walk out of the cave through the tunnel ahead. A save point will be to the left and a --GREEN CHEST-- and --BLUE CHEST-- will be off to the right upon exiting the cave. Walk over to the bridge then jump to the next section and walk to the end of the bridge for a cutscene. Fun Fact: Stand on the ledge beside the bridge overlooking the gap and look under the furthest section of the bridge to see Icarus hanging on to the bottom of the bridge - look for his wings. When you walk to the end of the first section of the bridge, he will disappear up under the bridge. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + B O S S + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + B A T T L E + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + > > I C A R U S < < This battle will start with an Action Sequence. ******************************************************************************* * Action Sequence * ******************************************************************************* * Kratos backs up to the side of the bridge as he (STRUGGLES) (AROUND) with * * Icarus. * ******************************************************************************* (^ This first part of the battle will decide which character will be on top of the other as they both plummet into the chasm. Fail to press the proper directions and Icarus will automatically win.) Once the two have started falling, tap [], /\, or O to attack Icarus while falling into the chasm below. +-----------------------------------------------------------+ | Button | Attack | |===========================================================| | [] | Punch from right hand | | /\ | Punch from left hand | | O | Alternate between right hand and left hand punch | |-----------------------------------------------------------| | | * sometimes a headbutt will replace an attack | +-----------------------------------------------------------+ Icarus will eventually grab Kratos and turn him to the other side while the two fall but quickly shake the left analog to the left and right to have Kratos punch him and move back on top. (if you lost the struggle at the beginning, the battle will start with this sequence) The end of the battle will come to a close with four action sequences. You only have to win the final sequence to be victorious. ******************************************************************************* * Action Sequences * ******************************************************************************* * 1) Eventually Icarus punches Kratos and gets on his back but Kratos * * responds by @GRABBING@ Icarus' head and flipping him over his shoulder * * as the two hit a boulder on the way down (The loser will hit the * * boulder). * ******************************************************************************* * 2) Icarus turns Kratos around again but Kratos quickly @TURNS@ the tides * * by flipping Icarus back around to the bottom and holds Icarus against * * the side rock wall as the two continue to plummet. * ******************************************************************************* * 3) Icarus once again turns Kratos over but Kratos @WRESTLES@ to top as * * the two hit another rock. * ******************************************************************************* * 4) Kratos stands on Icarus' back as Icarus starts to plead for the two to * * work together. Kratos grabs Icarus' wings and starts to >>PULL<< at * * Icarus' wings and eventually tears Icarus' wings off of his back as * * Icarus falls to his doom below. * ******************************************************************************* + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = | Atlas [WT13]| = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = ~~ Atlas Interior ~~ Kratos will acquire the **ICARUS WINGS** after the battle. You will have the chance to use the wings every time that Kratos performs a double jump - hold the X button during the second jump to have Kratos spread out the wings and glide. Gliding will become a major factor here on Atlas. Kratos can only glide a certain distance and then the wings will automatically retract. Keep in mind that Kratos also has some attacks with the Icarus wings - L1 + X on the ground or in the air will perform a different type of attack. Run to the left to find a save point along with a --GREEN CHEST--. A few Harpies will fly down from the sky and attack. They're slightly more aggressive than the others you have faced thus far, but still fall just as easily. Walk back over to the right and climb the rock wall. Transition to the ceiling then back to the wall and climb over to the left. Follow the platform to the left then jump and glide to the others. Jump and glide over to the chained platforms and defeat the Harpies when they attack while you're on the second platform. Jump to the next hanging platform up ahead and maneuver around the big chain while gliding. Jump and glide to the distant platform below then jump into the hole ahead. + + VERTEBRAE PUZZLE + + Harpies and Satyrs will attack upon walking further into the tunnel. Open the --REPLENISHER CHEST-- to the side if needed and walk toward the vertebrae in the back. Attack the small appendages in the wall to make them retract. Pull the vertebrae out of the wall then move it over to the bluish ledge against the left wall. Jump on top of the vertebrae and jump on top of the ledge on the left side to find an --UNMARKED CHEST-- containing a ++PHOENIX FEATHER (18/30)++ along with a --RED CHEST-- in the hidden area above. Drop back down and pull (don't push) the vertebrae through the small tunnel where it was pulled from - you must pull it so that you can make it through. Jump on top of the vertebrae while on the other side and hop up to the platform with the -- GREEN CHEST--. Move down the tunnel ahead then jump and glide to the platform in the lava below. Walk over to the pile of rocks on the platform. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + B O S S + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + B A T T L E + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + [RM03] > > R O C K M I N O T A U R < < >> Attacks: - Ground Pound: The Rock Minotaur hits the ground with both hands then aggressively pounds the ground in front of him. + How to avoid: Roll or move away. ---------- - Lariat: The Rock Minotaur holds out its arms and spins in place. + How to avoid: Roll or move away. ---------- - Rock Throw: The Rock Minotaur picks up a boulder and tosses it. + How to avoid: Deflect or roll. The Minotaur still hasn't changed. Don't let him get you close to the edge and try to stay next to him so that you only have to dodge away from the lariat instead of the ground pound. Jumping attacks work very well for this battle since he will usually only attack once you land - double jump and attack as you fall with either the Spear of Destiny or Athena's Blades. Eventually the Minotaur will pound the ground and release a bunch of orbs. The wall beside the rock platform will shatter to reveal a portion of the wall that you can jump and cling on to. The rock platform that you're standing on will start to tilt over into the lava so jump and glide to the wall. The Minotaur will move to the back of the area while in the lava and will start to hurl boulders toward the wall. Move to the right or left very quickly by tapping the left analog toward the desired direction and tapping X. Wait until he is just about to throw the boulder before you perform the jump. Once the platform surfaces from the lava jump (Away + X) and glide back to the platform to continue the battle. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + The Rock Minotaur will crumble and leave behind a single boulder. Push the boulder over to the tunnel shown by the camera angle then jump on the boulder and glide to the tunnel. When you reach the ledge at the top of the tunnel, jump and glide down to the left side to find --2 UNMARKED CHESTS--. The left chest contains a ++PHOENIX FEATHER (19/30)++. Glide over to the platform against the right wall then continue into the next area. Glide to the platform up ahead and the camera will zoom in to show Atlas' hand in the distance. Hop over to the platform on the left side to find a --GREEN CHEST-- along with a save point. Attack the appendages on the wall to the right of the current platform. The appendages will release a rock that will hit a purple object in the lava next to the middle platform. Jump back across and hop over to the rock. Attack the purple object to shatter it then get ready to quickly grapple to the grapple point above as the rock moves closer to the edge of the lava fall ahead. Swing then jump and glide over to the tunnel in the distance. Shatter the rock up ahead and it will break and an updraft will exit from the rock floor. Don't use it just yet though. Jump into the pit and strike the left portion of the wall below the platform you need to glide to in order to reveal an --UNMARKED CHEST-- containing a ++GORGON EYE (25/37)++. Stand in the updraft then jump and spread the Icarus wings to have Kratos float upward. Glide toward the ledge up ahead when Kratos hits the ceiling. In the next area a whole swarm of Fire Nymphs will attack. Grab them with the O button and throw them into the hives along the wall to stop them from spawning. If your aim is not that great then just attack the hives with whatever weapon of your choice. One of the hives will break away to reveal a section of wall that Kratos can climb. Make sure that all of the Nymph hives are gone then start from the right side and jump to the ledge then to the climbable wall. Climb up and to the left then jump across the slick wall to grab the climbable section. Climb upward then transition to the ceiling then climb over and fall to the platform with the --BLUE CHEST-- and --GREEN CHEST--. Look to the left in the background to find the next section of climbable wall. Leap toward it then glide to it to make Kratos attach to the wall. Transition to the ceiling then climb over to the shiny rock structure blocking the way and shatter it by attacking it. Climb over to the area below the rock platform up ahead then let go. Jump and glide over to the tunnel in the distance. You'll be able to see Atlas' head in the distance through the opening. Climb the strip of climbable wall off to the left then transition to the ceiling. Break the stalactites along the wall to keep revealing more sections of the ceiling to climb on. Breaking the first stalactite will uncover a secret square area up in the ceiling. Transition to the wall up in the small square area to discover a --RED CHEST-- and an --UNMARKED CHEST-- containing the ++URN OF PROMETHEUS++. Climb back down then climb even further along the wall while breaking stalactites. Sentries will attack eventually while moving to the very back section. Transition to the wall of the next square area in the ceiling then climb up to the floor above. Walk over to the platform with the large chain attached to it and jump on top of it. The platform will move downward a bit then a section of climbable wall will be exposed to the side. Jump over to the wall then climb downward and transition to the ceiling below. Climb over to the bony stalactites at the end of the ceiling then attack them to make them fall on the vents below. Don't drop down just yet, follow the ceiling over to the platform right next to the save point then drop down and hop across to save your game before moving onward. You'll need to attack some appendages to make them move back into the wall while climbing on the ceiling. ~~ Atlas Exterior ~~ Jump and glide over to the updraft where the vents used to be and this will give Kratos the extra boost he needs to make it over to the platform ahead. Glide to the first chained platform then to the large platform below. Harpies and Hades Legionnaires will attack as you land on the large platform. Use the Spear of Destiny to quickly fight them off. The Piercing Shards attack (L1 + /\) works very well to knock the Legionnaires off balance. Rotate the lever in the middle clockwise to make the platform rise into the air then quickly jump and glide to the first of the smaller chained platforms. Leap to the second then the third and slide across the small chain on the third in order to reach Atlas' arm. Kratos will land near a save point with a --GREEN CHEST-- and a --RED CHEST-- nearby. Climb the wall to the side then jump across to the right section of the next wall. Sentries will start to spawn on the wall below but climb up quickly and attack the rocks above you to make them come crashing down on the Sentries. Don't stand below the rocks or you'll get hit yourself. The rocks will kill the enemies instantly. Keep moving up the side of the wall then transition to the ceiling once you reach the top. You'll see two grapple points to the side. Face them and quickly let go of the wall then grapple to the first grapple point. Swing then jump to the next and grapple to it. Kratos will swing around in a circle while on the second grapple point. Jump to the third with proper timing then grapple on to it and double jump toward the climbable wall. Climb up the wall then jump (Away + X) to the platform across from the wall. Hop to the next platform for a really good view of the side of Atlas. + + BOULDER PUZZLE + + Turn to the left then grab one of the boulders. We'll label the grabbed boulder as "Boulder 1". As you can see, you must reach a very high ledge up ahead below the raised platform to the side. Pull Boulder 1 below the top portion of the ramp so that it stands beside the top of the ramp. Grab the other boulder (Boulder 2) and push it up the ramp and position it right next to Boulder 1 below. Push Boulder 2 on top of Boulder 1 so that they're stacked. They don't have to be stacked perfectly. Pull the two stacked boulders over to the first higher platform then get up on top of the raised platform. Pull the top boulder (Boulder 2) off the bottom boulder (Boulder 1) and position Boulder 2 below the high ledge. Jump and grab onto the side of the high ledge then pull yourself up. Turn around while on the high ledge and find the climbable wall to the left (the camera angle's left) then jump and glide over to it. Climb all the way over to the left and fall to the platform with the --UNMARKED CHEST-- containing the ++GORGON EYE (26/37)++. Climb back over to the other ledge that you came from and open the --GREEN CHEST-- if needed then start to scale the climbable wall up ahead. As you make a turn to the right while climbing, notice that there are boulders falling down the sides of the climbable portions of the wall up ahead. While you quickly climb up the wall (Up + X) jump from the right wall to the left and vice versa to avoid the falling rocks while moving up. When you get to the top, move over to the left and quickly down the wall to the left. The next set of walls is just like the first set, so jump between them on your way up. When you reach the top, run over to the broken chain that the camera angle will show and attack it to break it and free the Titan from the chain's grips. Atlas will pick Kratos up and the following action sequence will play twice. ******************************************************************************* * Action Sequence * ******************************************************************************* * Atlas squeezes Kratos between two fingers while talking with him and * * Kratos will >>STRUGGLES<< (L1, R1) to keep from getting squashed. Kratos * * suffers major damage for each time that the buttons are not pressed. * ******************************************************************************* Atlas will bestow upon Kratos the **ATLAS QUAKE**. This ability, if you'll pardon the pun, totally rocks in both appearance and effect. Kratos will pound the ground with one hand to make the ground shake then step forward with an earth-shattering stomp to the ground as if he is performing a dance of complete ownage while his enemies fly into the air. Practice this ability on the Guardians that show up and impress Atlas with their defeat while using his skill. A cutscene will trigger after all of the Guardians are dead. = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = | The Palace of the Fates [WT14]| = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = ~~ Outside the Palace of the Fates ~~ Jump and glide to the piece of bridge up ahead with the save point and save your game. Fly to the next platform but look to the left while gliding to see a rock column with a chest on top. Double jump and glide over to the section of climbable wall on the rock platform to the left and climb on top to see an --UNMARKED CHEST-- that contains a ++GORGON EYE (27/37)++. Jump and glide to the next tallest rock platform up ahead. You'll notice another tall rock platform in the distance with a --GREEN CHEST-- on top. Jump and glide to the next platform and pull yourself up to the chest. The section of climbable wall is only there just in case you took the lower route in which case, you would have had to climb the wall then glide across to the platform you were just on in order to reach the top portion with the chest. Jump and glide toward the entrance of the building ahead. A great battle is about to take place in front of the palace doors so you may want to level up your Cronos' Rage or Atlas Quake since they will help out a bunch. You'll likely notice the --GREEN CHEST-- and --BLUE CHEST-- on the sidewalls of the palace. Don't use them for now unless you really need them. Find the switch below the right side of the ramp that leads up to the palace doors and pull the switch to lower the ramp. The gate will seal off and Beast Lords will appear and blow their horns to summon two Cyclops Berserkers. Now, keep in mind that once a Cyclops falls, the Beast Lords will always try to blow their horn to summon more Cyclops Berserkers. You must stop them from blowing those horns or you will have to deal with a whole bunch of Cyclops Berserkers before the Beast Lords fall. Lay out a Cronos' Rage electrical orb to hit one Beast Lord then turn and hit the other one at the beginning as they blow their horns and you will not have to fight any Berserkers. Keep in mind that once the Beast Lords have gotten well enough into their horn blow, the animation cannot be stopped and the Berserker will be summoned. Constantly pull the Beast Lords off of the Berserkers and use Atlas Quake and Cronos' Rage to overflow the Beast Lords with damage and keep them from blowing their horns. This battle can very easily get out of control and cause major damage to Kratos, but stay aggressive with your magic mixed with Rage of the Titans and you shouldn't have to fight any Berserkers. Fireball Fiends will appear along the side of the wall, but try to stay focused on the Beast Lords the most. Move behind a Cyclops Berserker or grab a Beast Lord if a fireball is about to hit Kratos. If you can manage to stop both of the Beast Lords at the beginning all you to do is grab the Beast Lords to death to easily win the battle. Once the battle has ended, find the lever on the right side of the wall. The lever looks different from the others that you have used before, so keep that in mind. Pull the lever to the left and notice how the gate up above rotates to the side. Grab one of the other levers that moves out of the wall on the right before it moves back into the wall and keep pulling or pushing lever after lever until an entrance without a gate is exposed. The ramp that went under the ground will surface once again to allow entry. Walk inside of the circular room through the door once an open doorway is revealed. The doorway will seal off from behind as you walk toward the middle of the room. Notice the switch. Walk over to the --GREEN CHEST-- and the --RED CHEST-- on the right side and open at least the red one. Walk over to the switch and pull it to make the wall rotate. This will also summon Dark Nymphs and make spikes pop out of the floor. Make sure to watch for the spikes to appear below the different sections of the floor then jump away from that section before getting impaled. The Dark Nymphs will try to keep you glued down with webbing so be prepared to struggle to break free. Grabbing them can both help you out and make you get hit since Kratos is invincible during the animation but not afterward. Don't even try to open the red chest spread around the many alcoves right now. Wait for the space with the cracked wall on the right side of the back of the room to be open then run over to it and pull the wall outward to stop the room from turning and the spikes from surfacing. Walk over to the --3 RED CHESTS-- on the left side of the room and open them and be sure to grab the **CRANK HANDLE** near a red chest on the left side. Enter the newly opened hall. Go up the staircase to the left of the --GREEN CHEST-- in the center of the hall. Find the --RED CHEST-- to the left and the --BLUE CHEST-- to the right then continue down the corridor ahead. Walk out into the open area for a cutscene that will show Kratos' ultimate destination. There are many things to do in this one little area. There are two doors: one that requires the Key of Ram and another that requires the Warrior's Skull. There is also a carving of Boreas next to a horn, a platform that is protected by some flame pillars, and a ladder. Climb the ladder first of all. + + FLAME PILLAR PUZZLE + + As you can see, there is a Fate Statue with a flashing green stone and a crank without the handle at the top of the ladder. Place the Crank Handle that you got from the room below on the crank. Turn the lever clockwise to make the flame pillars down below stop for a brief second. Right after letting go of the lever, use the Amulet of the Fates to slow time then quickly slide down the ladder and glide over to the platform that was protected by the flame pillars. Walk over to the alcove on the right as you land to find an --UNMARKED CHEST-- containing a ++PHOENIX FEATHER (20/?)++. The flames will automatically shut off once you've passed them when time resumes. Fly over to the entrance on the left side and run down the corridor. Save your game at the save point then hop along the raised portion of the floor at the other end. + + RISING UPWARD DRAFT PUZZLE + + You will run across an upward draft rising from a vent. Walk to the back of the corridor and find the switch against the back right wall. Pull the switch to make the gate near the updraft lower. It will start to close again very quickly. In order to get past the gate, run back to the rising draft and have Kratos double jump and glide while moving toward the draft. Right when his head gets near the ceiling from floating upward, glide toward the closing gate in the small open section at the top of the gate in order to get through. This may take a few tries. Kratos will just barely make it. Once again, make sure that you double jump and glide before you get to the draft instead of waiting until Kratos is right above it in order to rise higher in a shorter length of time. On the other side, begin to walk down the corridor and a few Hounds will attack. Kick through them and run further down the corridor. Guardians and more Hounds will attack in the room ahead. Grab the handle of the door below the carving and open it. Walk into the next area and you will find a --GREEN CHEST-- and a --BLUE CHEST-- on each side of the doorway ahead. Break the wooden structure holding the block to make the block fall. Push the block through the doorway ahead. ~~ Auditorium of Lahkesis ~~ The door to the side has a ram head, but it is not the same door that requires the Key of the Ram. Walk up to the book and examine it to find out that Kratos is not able to decipher the information therein. Push/Kick the block you got from the previous room down the pathway on the right side. Push the block into the room with the translator in the distance. Walk over to the translator and grab him then place him to the side. As you can see, he was sitting on a pressure plate that held the door open. Push the block onto the pressure plate. Now you're free to pick up the translator and take him back to the book in the center of the area. The only problem is that while carrying the translator, you will need to protect him from the many enemies that spawn along the way, as the on-screen phrase will tell you. The translator's life bar is in the upper right hand corner of the screen and he is very weak, so make sure to keep the enemies away from him at all cost. Place the translator on the floor every time a wave of enemies appear and defeat all enemies before grabbing the translator again. The first wave of enemies is not too bad - it consists of Guardians and Hounds. Use your Athena's Blades to easily keep them away. Cyclone of Chaos (L1 + []) works very well especially while on the narrow portion of the walkway. The second wave will spawn once you take the translator to the middle of the walkway. A few Satyrs and Guardians will appear. Try not to use up all of your magic just yet, and save your Rage of the Titans if you have some. Use the Icarus Ascension (L1 + X) to take the Satyrs to the air and deal with them above when only a few enemies remain. The third and final wave of enemies will appear once you take the translator to the platform with the book. The third wave consists of High Priests, Hounds, and Guardians. Stay near the book and keep the enemies away by whatever means you can come up with. Use Rage of the Titans and Atlas Quake to keep them away from the translator. It's best to save the Atlas Quake for when all the enemies pile up around the translator. The main enemies you really need to go after are the High Priests. Keep in mind that you will still need to chase down the High Priests - they will come to you sometimes, but not all the time. Once the battle ends, it will appear as if the translator has forgotten the words judging by his phrase, so you will be forced to walk toward him and make him remember the words by pressing the R1 button. As Kratos holds the man, you will have to persuade the translator to read the words by tapping the O button when prompted. A cutscene will play after Kratos is through administering his persuasion. Walk over to the door with the glowing centerpiece and you will receive the **KEY OF THE RAM**. Lift up the door with the glowing centerpiece to see a --GREEN CHEST-- against the wall. Run around the corner and follow the corridor up ahead. Lift open the gate at the end of the hall to enter the area with the updraft that helped you to move through the closing gate. Return to the save point past the raised pillars at the end of this hall and save your game. Rush out to the big open area that you first came to when you entered the Palace of the Fates. Hop over the first few platforms and find the door with the ram heads. Use the Key of the Ram to unlock the door then slide it open. Walk to the --REPLENISHER CHEST-- up ahead. You may notice the spikes on the wall to the side. Walk down the corridor to the right and a cutscene will begin once you near the pathway at the end. Sentries will appear and the spiked wall on the far end will start to move down the corridor. Quickly fight off the Sentries and Undead Legionnaires to stop the wall from moving. These enemies are basically pushovers so use Cyclone of Chaos (L1 + []) with the Athena's Blades to quickly plow through them. Once the spiked wall starts to move close to the other, start to use Atlas Quake to kill off the enemies faster. The wall will not compact instantly once it gets close to the other; it will stay in place for a few seconds then suddenly clash together with the other spiked wall. There are tons of enemies during this battle, so it will get close to smashing you and you will need to resort to magic or Rage of the Titans. = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = | Garden of the Gods [WT15]| = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = Fun Fact: While walking toward the first Red Chest mentioned below, look past the gate to see a man running to the right hall after seeing Kratos. Walk through the pathway ahead and open the --RED CHEST-- in the left corner when entering the new area. Enter the statue room at the top of the long stairway for a slight cutscene. Walk over to the left side and find the --RED CHEST-- and the --UNMARKED CHEST-- containing a ++PHOENIX FEATHER (21/30)++ within the spaces along the wall. You can break the statue of Athena for some extra red orbs - you can actually break it before she finishes talking. Attack the cracked wall to the left of the statue of Ares to reveal a new pathway. There is a bottomless pit below the gap between the wall with the gate and the platform you enter the room from. Move toward the gap and hug the right wall then move along the ledge that extends along the wall. Once you move past the second wall, jump to the floor in the below (there is no gap here) and run through the doorway then climb the ladder. Kratos will emerge in the room with a --RED CHEST-- and an --UNMARKED CHEST-- containing a ++GORGON EYE (28/37)++ that you most likely saw while moving along the ledge. Slide back down the ladder and run back outside. Double jump and grab back onto the ledge then move further to the right. Step out onto the platform when you reach the other side and save your game at the save point. Enter the room to the side and open the --GREEN CHEST-- if needed. Jump to the chain up ahead and it will automatically break and Kratos will fall to the room below. Walk up to the big door and examine it to find out that the sisters of fate require a sacrifice by fire in order for the door to be opened. Luckily, a Siren will surface from the ground after examining the door. Weaken the Siren to where she is stunned with the icon over her head. Try to weaken her while she is on one side. Quickly rush to the opposite side while she is daze and pull the switch on that side to burn the Siren and please the sisters. The meter on the door will fill up for each sacrifice and you will need a total of three sacrifices. The Head of Euryale works rather nicely for this area. When the Sirens dodge to one side, quickly turn them to stone with a Gorgon Gaze or Flash then run over and pull the opposite side's switch. Enter the room ahead when the door opens then open the --GREEN CHEST -- if needed. Jump into the red water and descend. You'll notice quite a few dead bodies while swimming in this area. Swim through the hole and look out for the spikes. You'll find some pots on the bottom, but be sure to watch where you're going when performing a speed boost to break them. Surface to the top at the end of the area to enter a dark room. Don't walk toward the back just yet. Move toward the screen to discover --2 RED CHESTS-- against the wall. + + STONE BIRD PUZZLE + + Walk to the middle of the room ahead to find a stone bird frozen in ice. Look around the room to see several alcoves with ice around them as well. 1. Drop into the center circular area of the room and pull the switch on the back of the frozen stone bird. This will cause the bird to breathe fire out of its mouth and melt the ice wall that it is facing. A mirror will be revealed on the other side of the ice. Don't mess with the mirror just yet. 2. Ignore the levers on the side of the room for the moment and find one of the many climbable walls on the sides of this area. Climb up the wall and transition to the ceiling. Move along the ceiling and destroy all the ice pieces. After all of the ice pieces have been destroyed, drop back down to the bottom and approach the three levers. 3. Rotate the three levers so that the image of the last quarter (half) moon is shown below the middle switch. By rotating it this way the full moon (mirror) will be in front of the bird statue. 4. Walk over to the mirror that we previously left alone in step 1 and grab it then move it toward the camera angle and place it up under the beam of light in the middle portion of that side. This will reflect light toward the mirror on the bottom wall and melt the ice around the stone bird. Drop to the circular area and rotate the stone bird with the lever in front of it and melt the ice around the area by pulling the switch on the back of the bird. All alcoves will house some sort of treasure chests. There is a total of --2 UNMARKED CHESTS-- one of which contains a ++PHOENIX FEATHER (22/30)++, --2 RED CHESTS--, and --1 BLUE CHEST--. Two of the alcoves will also have a Minotaur in them along with the chest. Open the door with the helmet that was behind the ice to continue. + + GRAPPLE POINT PUZZLE + + Move down the corridor ahead. Drop to the area with the lever inside. You'll find a bunch of Fire Nymphs in the room with a few nests around the area. You need to get rid of all the nests around the area. There are only three nests, one of which is on the bottom floor and the other two are on the ceiling. Find the climbable wall with the broken ladder leaning against it then climb it and hop to the next area. Transition to the ceiling while climbing up the wall and destroy the two nests at the top. You'll have to constantly fight off the Fire Nymphs, but they shouldn't be much of a problem. Once all of the enemies have been taken care of, rotate the lever in the middle of the room to make the helmet emblem rotate and lower a grapple point. Quickly let go of the lever once the grapple point reaches the bottom of its descent then grapple to the grapple point. Kratos will ride the grapple piece all the way up to the top above the ceiling. Find the --GREEN CHEST-- and --BLUE CHEST-- along the side of the framework up above and replenish yourself fully since a big battle is ahead. Walk down the corridor ahead and move into the middle of the room. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + B O S S + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + B A T T L E + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + [CB00] > > C E R B E R U S B R E E D E R S < < >> Attacks (Cerberus Breeders) - Paw Combo: The Cerberus steps forward with a paw slap them hits Kratos with both paws. + How to Avoid: Block, roll, or deflect. ---------- - Fireballs: The Cerberus shoots a fireball from each head very quickly toward Kratos. + How to Avoid: Block, roll, or deflect. ---------- - Pup Breeding: The Cerberus will vomit up a smaller Cerberus (Cerberus Seed). + How to Avoid: N/A >> Attack (Cerberus Seeds) - Spinning Lunge: The Cerberus Pup jumps and spins in the air then shoots toward Kratos. + How to Avoid: Block, roll, or deflect. >> Attacks (Juggernaut) - Shoulder Ram: The Juggernaut will run toward Kratos and ram him then perform an upward strike with his mace. + How to Avoid: Block, roll, or deflect. ---------- - Mace Combo: The Juggernaut will move toward Kratos with two Mace strikes + How to Avoid: Block, roll, or deflect. If you've played the first God of War then you should know how deadly these Cerberus Breeders can be. The adult Cerberuses will literally vomit Cerberus Seeds (pups) into the area. The little ones are probably the most deadly of them all since they can turn into big ones if left alive for too long. The attacks of the adult Cerberuses are very limited (two moves actually; three if you count the pup breeding), but they make up for it with shear aggressiveness. These things are just as agile as the Dark Cerberus fought earlier in the game. Make sure that you defeat the Cerberus Pups along with the large Cerberuses. It's more vital to destroy the pups than the adults. Two Juggernauts will appear toward the end of the battle once the Cerberuses are almost gone and they are just as hard as the Cerberus adults. The Juggernauts have a bunch of life compared to the ones you have fought thus far. I would highly recommend that you use Atlas Quake and Rage of the Titans often during this battle. Atlas Quake is excellent for getting rid of a whole crowd of Cerberus Pups and Rage of the Titans will help to defeat the Green Cerberuses much faster. The adult Cerberus will have two icons to appear over them while fighting them: one at half life and one near death. One really good aspect of this battle is that the adult Cerberuses will release yellow orbs to charge your Rage of the Titans meter once killed. Make sure to activate some heavy attacks once the Juggernauts enter the area since they can be very deadly with a Cerberus. The first icon kill will finish the Juggernauts like normal. There's not really much of a strategy for the Juggernauts other than to attack them as you roll away from their attacks (while they recover). All of this carnage can be avoided with a few Gorgon Rages (L1 + O [charge]) from a Level 3 Head of Euryale. Just stand in the middle of crowd, stone them, equip the hammer, and use /\ attacks to break them. Plume of Prometheus with the Athena's Blades works well to break them also. Keep in mind that a --GREEN CHEST-- is lying off to the side during this battle. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + Once the madness has settled down, walk over to the bars in the back and find the ladder on the left side of the wall. Climb the ladder and save your game at the save point up above. Jump across to the platform on the right side, across from the save point, to find a --RED CHEST--. Another --RED CHEST-- and an --UNMARKED CHEST-- containing a ++GORGON EYE (29/37)++ are against the back wall. Fall down on the middle left side of that platform to fall in between the barred areas where --2 RED CHESTS-- lie. Use the ledges to escape from the middle area - jump to the first then glide across to the second on the opposite side and glide back to the platform from the second. Jump back to the left platform and lift the gate with the --GREEN CHEST-- behind it. Slide down the ladder to the side. ~~ Auditorium of Atropos ~~ You will notice there is a Fate Statue with a flashing green stone on it. Break the pots in front of it and let's go ahead and push it with us just in case - you never know when these may come in handy! You'll notice a distortion behind statue upon moving it. That is not a glitch and we will get back to that in just a moment! Push the Fate Statue down the hall ahead. Move the statue to the side once you reach the gate. Walk toward the gate and watch the cutscene as the man plummets over the edge. That was actually the man that ran from you while approaching the red chest with the bars behind it while in the Garden of the Gods if you remember that. + + TIME PUZZLE + + Pull the switch to the left in order to raise the gate. Place the statue over to the side of the open gate. This will keep the gate from closing. Walk into the auditorium and look on the left wall to see a distortion that makes a time portal. Go through the time portal to find that it transports you back to the few seconds before the translator from earlier jumped to his death. As you can see, the statue will hold up the gate as it tries to close if you pushed it far enough. There is one thing you should do before worrying about the translator though. Keep in mind that you go through the time portal as many times as needed to complete this part. Right when you first step through the portal, slow time using the Amulet of the Fates and run all the way back to the distortion behind the area where the Fate Statue was and you will find a ++MEGA GREEN CHEST++. This chest will give Kratos so many green orbs that it will extend his life gauge. The chest will only stay there until the translator falls to his death, so be quick! In order to get the translator, step back through the time portal then slow time once again with the Amulet of the Fates and run then grab the translator with the R1 button before he commits suicide. Fun Fact: After grabbing the translator try a few different things with him. Wherever you take him, he will automatically run back to the ledge and jump off. You can actually toss him off the ledge with Kratos! Also, you can attack him while he runs to help build up your Rage of the Titans gauge. The only thing you can't do is take him through the time portal with you. Place the translator in front of the book and an action sequence much like the first translator event will occur where you must tap the O button to encourage the translator to read the book. A cutscene will play once the translator is tired out from deciphering. Walk over to the door on the right side and collect the **WARRIOR'S SKULL** from the door. + + DRAFT PUZZLE + + Open the door and step up to the lever in the back. Rotate the lever to make the updraft travel further up. Jump into the draft while gliding in place and this allow Kratos to float up to the alcove against the wall. Grab the ledge of the alcove and pull yourself up. Pull the switch to make the draft reach higher. Rotate the lever once again and glide up to the ceiling to have Kratos grapple to it. Keep in mind that all of this is timed (the lever and the switch). Climb across the top of the ceiling and move to the right as you pass by the set of broken pillars. The camera angle will rotate to show you a hidden --RED CHEST-- on the ledge below. Drop down to it and open it then jump back to the ceiling. Destroy the top of the shiny column in the way while climbing across. Fall to the platform near the wall on the other side or transition to the wall and slide down. Walk toward the lift through the doorway and rotate the lever to lower it. Step through the doorway and jump to the platform ahead. The exits will all seal off and two Cyclops will appear to challenge you. These Cyclops are pretty tough compared to what you're used to. Use the Head of Euryale to stone them and defeat them quickly if needed. Other than that, Rage of the Titans works well. They attack many times in a row with their front strikes so be sure to roll away and stay away while they attack. Keep in mind that a roll to the side is much better at avoiding their attacks then a backwards roll. Four of them will appear. It is possible to climb the ladder and get up on the area where you first placed the crank handle and slow time then jump back down and fight the Cyclops. Place the Warrior's Skull on the door with the Cerberus heads to unlock it. Open the door to see a --GREEN CHEST--, --BLUE CHEST--, and a save point. Make sure that the Head of Euryale is powered up to at least level 2 before stepping onto the lift in the back. Have Kratos grab onto the front of the middle column on the lift. Tap the O button to have him push the elevator down. The spiked ceiling will start to move down upon Kratos eventually and the bones around the area will form into Skeletons and attack. Keep moving the lift down until they attack you or one of them gets stuck in a gear. You will have to attack the one that gets stuck to knock him out of the gear. Use the Head of Euryale to quickly turn them to stone then shatter them. This will quickly destroy them and keep them from reforming. The normal Gorgon stare works well when they are spread out and the Gorgon Flash is good for when they are grouped. Stone all the Skeletons on the screen before attempting to break them. When you reach the bottom the last group of Skeletons will attack and you will have to quickly lift open a door. Make sure to defeat the Skeletons before attempting to lift the door. = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = | Underground [WT16]| = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = Walk toward the screen at the bottom to find a +----------------------------+ --RED CHEST-- along with an --UNMARKED CHEST-- | There is a glitch | containing a ++PHOENIX FEATHER (23/30). Up the | associated with this area | stairs ahead you will find a --GREEN CHEST-- on | where one can obtain an | your way to the lava pool to the side. Jump on | unlimited supply of red | the rope and attack the Sentries as they climb | orbs using a game bug to | across while moving over the lava. Move very | your advantage. See the | quickly so that you make it to the center | extras section for more | platform in the lava before the Archers spawn on | info. | the ledge to the side. Fall down and grab onto | [RG00] | the side of the ledge then climb to the right +----------------------------+ and pull yourself up. Defeat the Archers then get ready for some Sentries and Gorgons. Take out your Hammer then reflect the Gorgon's stare onto the whole crowd of enemies then destroy them with the Hammer (/\ attack) or Atlas Quake. Jump back to the middle platform once you're finished. You'll actually have to stand near the portion without railing and jump back to the platform. Find the climbable wall on the left side and start to climb then jump to the next section. Transition to the ceiling and climb to the area across the lava. Sentries will spawn on the other side and climb up to the ceiling to attack. Fight off the Sentries then find the section of the climbable ceiling that moves off to the left and is hidden by the camera angle. Climb into this area to find a small alcove with an --UNMARKED CHEST-- containing a ++GORGON EYE (30/37)++ inside. Once you transition to the wall on the other side and slide down, a group of Sentries and Archers will spawn from the ground and attack. Open the --GREEN CHEST-- and --REPLENISHER CHEST-- if needed then continue to the right. You'll see an updraft shooting out of the lava below and a glowing object on the wall ahead. Use Typhon's Bane to shoot the glowing object to reveal a secret room. Jump into the updraft and glide then fall into the secret room below the next area. Open the --UNMARKED CHEST-- for a ++PHOENIX FEATHER (24/30)++ then open the --MEGA BLUE CHEST-- for a magic boost. Don't jump out of the secret area just yet. Turn your attention toward the wall on the right side then attack it to discover a secret lever inside. Pull the lever (hidden by the camera) to make the blades above (in the next room) move into the column. Jump and glide into the updraft then float to the floor above the secret area. By pulling the secret lever, this next part will be much easier. Jump and catch each updraft to the right as you glide above the lava. Watch for the lava bursts from the lava below since they will instantly make Kratos fall into the lava once he touches one. Maneuver through the twisted corridor and make a left then keep gliding until you reach an area along the side of the wall. While on the ground, jump and glide toward the area to the right and find the --UNMARKED CHEST-- containing a ++GORGON EYE (31/37)++. Jump back across and move down the ramp ahead. You'll be able to see your main goal in this area as Gaia points out the ashes of the Phoenix. ~~ The Phoenix Chamber ~~ Run to the floor below and read the book. Save your game at the save point on the right platform. While on the platform with the save point, glide over the to the hidden stairway behind the pillars in the middle and open the --RED CHEST-- in the middle. The switch is useless for the moment, so glide over to the platform on the left side. Fight off the Skeletons then defeat the Hades Legionnaire as you move down the corridor ahead. + + SPIKE PUZZLE + + You'll come to a room with several large spikes. Pull the switch to make the spikes retract under the ground. Run over to the area with the stone pillars against the wall on the back left and break them to reveal an alcove with a Fate Statue that has a flashing green stone above it. Hades Legionnaires will attack as the pillars shatter. Try to hang out on the floor long enough to keep the Legionnaires occupied then quickly jump back as the spikes surface to kill them quickly through the use of the spikes. In order to get the chests in that alcove with the Fate Statue, pull the switch then slow time and run over to one of them then start to open it. Time will always resume once Kratos tries to pry one open, so I would recommend making two trips for the --2 RED CHESTS--. UPDATE: Stand back toward the lever and use Atlas' Quake to destroy the wall with the two chests behind it and supposedly the Hades Legionnaires will not appear. (thanks to Samara) Pull the switch once again then freeze time and walk over to the body on the lever and examine it to obtain the **HAIL OF BOREAS**. The lever in the middle will open the door in the very back of the right corridor. Keep in mind that the lever does not have to be rotated all the way in order for the door to open in the right corridor - it only needs to be rotated a full 360 degrees to open the door wide enough for Kratos to fit through. Quickly pull the switch to make the spikes sink under the floor then slow time with the Amulet of the Fates. Run over to the lever and pull it all the way around once so that it is in its normal position then quickly freeze time and run down the hall toward the door in the back. You'll need to jump over two pitfalls along the way - it can be kind of hard to maneuver through the pits if you're TV is dark. Walk down the corridor to the left and you'll see three chests behind some bars. Move around the side and locate the large rectangular hole in the right wall forming a ledge. Grab onto the ledge then jump and glide across to the platform on the left side. Fall to the area below to get the --2 RED CHESTS-- and --UNMARKED CHEST-- (middle) containing a ++GORGON EYE (32/37) that you saw from behind the bars. Climb back up the ladder then continue ahead. A --GREEN CHEST-- and a --BLUE CHEST-- will be along the sides of the hall as you venture down the corridor. + + FLAME WALL PUZZLE + + Right after passing both chests, break the statue to the right for some extra red orbs then grab the statue on the left side. Push the statue into the area ahead and get ready to take cover behind it. In this area, you will have to push the statue toward the back of the area as a flame wall rushes toward you. Take cover behind the statue each time that the flame wall rushes your way. It should be noted that the statue will provide a small area of protection around its backside instead of just the immediate area behind it. There are two doors along the right and left (in the back) sides of the room. The door on the right has a --RED CHEST-- and an --UNMARKED CHEST-- containing a ++PHOENIX FEATHER (25/30)++ behind it. The door on the left has a --RED CHEST-- and a --BLUE CHEST-- behind it. You will have to place the statue to the side of the door so that it protects the front allowing you to open the door fully. Don't stay in the side rooms while the flame wall is moving toward you or the flames will hit Kratos. Hades Legionnaires and Harpies will be attacking the whole time that you push the statue. The Legionnaires will eventually stop attacking once enough have been defeated, but the Harpies never stop. Use Cronos' Rage while you quickly push and kick the statue toward the area in front of the switch then pull the switch to make the platform ahead sink down into the floor allowing you to push the statue toward the back. There are two pressure plates in the back. You will need to push the statue on top of the left one to keep the gate up ahead open. Quickly stand on the right pressure plate as the flame wall stops then jump and swing toward the open gate before another flame wall starts. It is also good to fully exterminate all the Legionnaires before attempting to use the pressure plates. Run to the back of the area while the Legionnaires are piled up to have quite a big area to fight them in. Take out the Head of Euryale and stone them quickly then break them. Since the flame wall is going to constantly push back the statue I would recommend that you push/kick the statue a bit past the pressure plate so that the flame wall pushes it toward the left pressure plate then run toward the other and stand on it before making your grapple. A --GREEN CHEST-- will be on the high platform as you land and the urn containing the ashes of the Phoenix will be near the bars up ahead. Grab the urn and push it off the pressure plate that it is currently on to make the pedestal move downward. Push the urn along the path to the right and it will eventually fall into a groove. Walk over to the switch in the back and the paths will seal off. Fight off the Skeletons and Hades Minotaurs that appear then save your game on the platform over to the side. Pull the switch to make a grappler pick up the urn and drop it into the lava. This will also trigger a cutscene. Find the circular staircase that leads up the center pillars. Glide toward the updraft by the stairs and it will lift you up enough to get up on the stairs. Undead Legionnaires will attack on the way up. Before pulling the switch at the top, look around the sides to find a --RED CHEST-- on the right side and an --UNMARKED CHEST-- containing a ++PHOENIX FEATHER (26/30)++ on the left side. Pull the switch in the middle to raise the platform that Kratos is on back up to the middle area of the Palace of the Fates. Turn around and place the Hail of Boreas into the mouth of the face of Boreas to open the door behind you. Walk down the bloody corridor behind the door and find the chain hanging from the ceiling at the first turn to the left. Before grabbing the chain, turn left and open the --UNMARKED CHEST-- containing a ++GORGON EYE (33/37)++ near the pillars - this is the red chest that you have seen from the other side of the pillars in the middle area all this time. Climb the chain in the middle. Leap off on the next floor and you'll notice a --GREEN CHEST-- and a --BLUE CHEST-- next to save point in the back of the room. Walk over to the right side and find the horn that is facing the Phoenix. Blow the horn for a cutscene. The camera will show the door to the side that is up the broken ladder in this center area as it zooms back to Kratos after the cutscene. Jump off the platform with the horn and walk over to the two circular platforms that used to hold up statues. Jump and pull yourself up onto the first platform then jump to the next. From the second circular platform, jump and glide to the door above the broken ladder. + + PEDESTAL PUZZLE + + Open the door to the room ahead and the camera will show you two shining chains on the wall near the ceiling. Pull the switch in the middle to make the lift to the left rise up and reveal a climbable wall on its side. Climb the wall of the lift and transition to the ceiling. You'll need to maneuver through the pedestals at the top. Climb up to the very top of the wall then move toward the shiny chain up above each gate. First of all, hit the one to the right so that it opens the gate to the --RED CHEST-- below then climb over to the second shiny chain and hit it so that it releases the gate with the pedestal in the back of it. Pull the pedestal out of the wall and kick it toward the lift on the left side. Pull the switch again to make the lift come back down. Fireball Fiends will attack once the lift is lowered. Place the pedestal in between the front of the lift and the wall above it. Pull the switch and the pedestal should prevent the lift from rising all the way. It will make a small opening where Kratos can jump through and get on the lift. Keep in mind that the pedestal has to be placed precise or it may fall off. Get on the lift and pull the pedestal onto the lift. The lift will rise up once again with you on it. Place the pedestal against the gated wall then hop on top of it. You'll see another shiny chain up above the gate. Jump and attack the chain to make the gate lower. Open the --GREEN CHEST-- off to the side if needed. Break the objects around the chest for some extra red orbs. For the moment, the path to the right doesn't lead anywhere. Rotate the lever in the circular area counterclockwise. This will raise the platforms outside and also expose an entrance to another lever down the right path. Walk into the circular area down the right path and break the pots for some more red orbs. Rotate the lever inside to rotate the gated area around the room. There is an open space that will appear in place of the gated wall on all four doorways, but you want to rotate the lever so that the open space appears on the right wall first of all. This will reveal a --RED CHEST-- in an alcove behind the wall. Rotate the lever some more until an opening is exposed in the dark room straight ahead. Enter the dark room and Kratos will get assaulted by a mysterious figure. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + B O S S + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + B A T T L E + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + > > D E T E R M I N E D M A N < < >> Attacks: - Stab Combo: The man stabs toward Kratos then slashes him with his sword. + How to Avoid: Block or deflect. ---------- - Slash Combo: The man steps forward with two horizontal slashes. + How to Avoid: Block or deflect. You are not meant to lose during this battle judging by the extremely small amount of damage that the man takes from Kratos. Keep in mind that it can still be lost however, if you set your controller down long enough. The battle is fought in a very narrow room where the two can only move backward or forward. All of the man's attacks can be blocked or deflected. The only weapon not recommended is the Hammer since Kratos will take too long in between hits. Jump and glide to the other side if the man ever corners you on one side. Feel free to use any magic or use Rage of the Titans; it will recharge before the actual fighting portion of the next battle. Approach him and press the O button once the icon appears for a cutscene. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + B O S S + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + B A T T L E + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + [KR00] > > K R A K E N < < Kratos can only walk at the beginning of this battle and each button press will result in him yelling out a phrase in response to the last event. +------------------------------------------------+ | Button | Response | |================================================| | O | I am cursed! | | [], R1 | I grow tired of the lies of the gods! | | /\ | Come down here and face me now, Zeus! | | X, R2 | I cannot change my fate! | +------------------------------------------------+ The Kraken will eventually grab Kratos and another cutscene will trigger. Kratos will receive a ++RAGE OF THE TITANS UPGRADE++ after the next cutscene. Activate Rage of the Titans to break free from the Kraken's grasp, or don't, it doesn't really matter. Kratos will gain a bunch of green orbs from the Kraken no matter the outcome. >> Attacks (Phase #1): - Tentacle Stab: The Kraken stabs his claw tentacle into the ground three times. + How to avoid: Roll or move away. ---------- - Tentacle Smash: The Kraken readies his claw tentacle and performs an overhead smash with it. + How to avoid: Roll. ---------- - Acid Spit: The Kraken roars with a greenish liquid in its mouth then spits it toward Kratos. This move is designed to push you back, especially once you grab the corpse. + How to avoid: Block, roll, or deflect. ---------- - Tentacle Slap: When Kratos moves beside either of the Kraken's side tentacles, it will uncoil the tentacle from the circular platform and slap him with it. Notice that it slaps in a pattern from right to left (or left to right) depending on which tentacle you're standing by for a total of two slaps. + How to avoid: Roll or move away. This battle is a perfect blend of puzzle and actual fighting. Hit the Kraken's left tentacle that is coiled around the left pillar to make it move. Use combination attacks with the Athena's Blades (L1+ [] or L1 + O). This will make the tentacle move and give you some green orbs in the process. Notice that there is a pressure switch in front of the pillar. Pick up the dead Spartan's corpse from the middle of the area and place it on top of the pressure switch in front of the left pillar. This will uncover the middle portion of the area and make an updraft fly out from in between the bars. Jump and glide in the updraft to float upward then glide toward the Kraken's head and attack him in his forehead. Both the Athena's Blades ([] attacks) and the Spear of Destiny ([] or /\ attacks) work well for hitting him in the air. The Kraken will eventually stab the middle portion of the platform where the updraft is protruding and get his tentacle stuck in the platform as the middle section closes. Immediately run toward the front of the tentacle and climb it (use Up + X) then aim upward while at the top and attack (/\ button) the top portion of his tentacle. The Kraken may eventually knock you off his tentacle, so you might to repeat the above process over again. Once the hard portion in the middle of his tentacle is shattered an icon will appear for you to finish that tentacle while still grappled on. Press the O button when prompted to finish the tentacle. The Kraken will get his second tentacle stuck in the left wall, so you will need to jump up to it and cling on to it as if you were jumping to grab a ceiling. Climb across to the hard portion and attack it (/\ button). Press the O button when prompted once again to finish that tentacle. >> Attacks (Phase #2): - Ground Beating: The Kraken smacks the ground in front of him in all areas. + How to Avoid: Stand against the far wall across from him while in front of him. Stay away from the middle area and he will not do this. ---------- - Tentacle Smash 2: The Kraken uncoils his tentacle from the platform and smashes the ground below the tentacle three times. Each smash will reach further. + How to Avoid: Roll away right when you see his tentacle uncoil and move back just a bit. ---------- - Acid Spit: The Kraken roars with a greenish liquid in its mouth then spits it toward Kratos. + How to avoid: Block, roll, or deflect. Once both tentacle claws have been cut off, the Kraken will become irritated with you and eat the Spartan's corpse. He will unleash a mega ground beating attack that will cover nearly every area of the platform except for the area against the far wall directly in front of his head. Don't stand in the middle area and you won't have to worry about this. In order to damage him at this point, run over to either of his tentacles that are wrapped around the side pillars and attack them. He will perform a smash attack so you will need to roll back and move away just a bit to avoid it. Don't get fully wrapped up in an attack while hitting his tentacle or you won't escape in time. Try to make the attacks brief so you can roll away quickly. The Kraken will start to fall once his first tentacle has been removed so run over and hit the other tentacle very quickly. You don't have to worry about avoiding his attacks when the first tentacle is uncoiled since he will be so busy struggling to maintain his grip that he won't have time to attack. Use a magic attack or Rage of the Titans at that point to make sure that you make him uncoil the other tentacle. Keep in mind that both tentacles retain the damage dealt to them, so you can attack one side quite a bit then run to the other side and damage it fully and you'll only need to attack the remaining side a few times. Once both tentacles are off the pillars and the Kraken struggles to get back up on the platform, quickly rush over to the newly uncovered switch in the middle of the area and pull the switch to dish out one of the most severe final blows in action gaming history! + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + Walk across the bridge leading to the Phoenix. You'll notice as you step over the remains of your bloodshed that there is an --UNMARKED CHEST-- containing a ++GORGON EYE (34/37)++ on the right of the Phoenix and an --UNMARKED CHEST-- containing a ++PHOENIX FEATHER (27/30)++ on the left. Notice that the Phoenix has a O button icon above it. Walk up to it and press the O button to engage in an Action Sequence. ******************************************************************************* * Action Sequence * ******************************************************************************* * Kratos drives his blades into the legendary bird and @PULLS@ him off the * * fire. While the bird is on the ground, Kratos runs up to it then [JUMPS] * * and stabs it in the head. Kratos (WHIPS) the side of the bird's head * * then (DRIVES) both of his blades into the back of its neck. * ******************************************************************************* = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = | Temple of the Fates [WT17]| = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = Time is slowed in this particular area as if you just used the Amulet of the Fates. Kratos will start out in the water. Swim up ahead and you'll find a save point on the platform to the right. The first task here is to get rid of the crystal that is slowing the time in this area. Swim over to the circular platform in front of the stone sculpture of Lahkesis' face. You'll notice that the R1 icon appears on the bottom of the screen while standing in front of her face. Press R1 to grapple up to the platform with the crystal that is causing time to slow. Destroy the crystal by attacking it to make time resume. This will also allow you to use the Amulet of the Fates to slow time in this area since the statue head has a glowing green stone in the middle of its forehead. There is a --GREEN CHEST-- on the left side of the room if needed. + + BELL PUZZLE + + Start out by finding the blue lever below the platform where the crystal was. Swim over to the lever and Kratos will be able to stand on the bottom half of the platform. Push the lever so that the piece with the blue crystal on it below the water moves over the groove below the platform. You should only have to move it to the right just a bit. Jump into the water and pull the switch at the very bottom of the platform. This will cause the circular piece up above to move upward and lock in place with the smaller piece. Now you can turn the platform using the lever on the bottom. Don't turn it just yet though since it is set up perfectly for the next part of the puzzle. The main objective now is to ring both of the large bells at one time. In order to do this, first of all, get up on the platform with the bell that has an image of Cronos on it (the bell to the right of the statue head) and press R1 near it. Tap R1 and L1 to ring the bell. Quickly slow time with the Amulet of the Fates while the bell rings then jump and run to the middle of the platform in front of the statue head of Lahkesis. Grapple up to the platform where the crystal was and press R1 while facing the bell knocker to have it slam into the other bell - the bell knocker must be facing the other bell. If done correctly the statue head of Lahkesis will crack from the sound of both bells. Jump below the platform with the bell knocker and rotate the lever so that the bell ringer is facing the statue head in the back. Grapple back up to the platform then stand facing the bell knocker and kick it to drive it straight into the statue head to reveal a new path through the statue's face. Before leaving the room, rotate the platform so that the bell knocker faces the back left portion of the room then quickly slow time. The platform will not stay in this position so slowing time is necessary when it starts to rotate back into place. While time is slowed down, swim out toward the side of the bell ringer then jump and wait for the R1 icon to appear so that you can grapple back up to the platform. The camera angle is very unfriendly at this point, so you will have to make the best of it and jump to the bell knocker and follow it over to the --2 RED CHESTS-- and --UNMARKED CHEST-- containing a ++PHOENIX FEATHER (28/30)++ on the left side. You can also do the same task to retrieve some chest on the back right side. Over there you will find a --RED CHEST-- and --2 UNMARKED CHESTS-- also. The middle Unmarked Chest contains a ++GORGON EYE (35/37)++. Make sure that you save your game before leaving this area! Update: Grapple to the grapple point above the bell platform and perform a single jump without pressing any direction to make Kratos face the bell knocker. This will help to line Kratos up for when you go to move across it with those distant camera angles. Right after stepping through the face of the statue, look to the right to find a --RED CHEST-- then look to the left to find another --RED CHEST--. These were the chests that could be seen outside of this area. In the circular corridor ahead, look for the --BLUE CHEST-- on the right side. Lift the gate in the center and walk up the stairs. ~~ The Throne of Lahkesis ~~ Glide over to the platform with the mirrors on the side of it for a cutscene. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + B O S S + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + B A T T L E + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + [LA01] > > L A H K E S I S < < Prepare for one hell of a battle! >> Attacks (Phase #1): - Staff Combo: Lahkesis holds her staff to the side as green light glows from the top. She floats toward Kratos and performs three strikes with her staff. + How to avoid: Block, roll, or deflect. ---------- - Energy Shot: Lahkesis holds her staff to the side as green light glows from the top. She quickly fires an energy shot toward Kratos. + How to avoid: Roll or deflect. If you deflect, keep in mind that she can reflect it right back at you and you can do the same until one character is hit or dodges the attack. ---------- - Energy Shots: Lahkesis dodges through Kratos' attacks and moves to one side of the platform. She holds back her staff and spins around then sends one wave of three fireballs followed by another wave of fireballs. + How to avoid: Roll or deflect. Lahkesis will deflect these shots back just like the other shots. ---------- - Energy Ball: Lahkesis dodges to the side while Kratos attack and leaves behind an energy ball that explodes. + How to avoid: Block, roll, or deflect. ---------- - Energy Shockwave: Lahkesis hovers toward Kratos then flies into the air and prepares her attack. She flies downward and plunges her staff into the ground, making a small shockwave around her. + How to avoid: Roll. Lahkesis only has two primary attacks from the start of the battle as well as a few counter attacks. At close range, she will try to hit Kratos with her three-hit staff combo and at a distance, she will try to shoot a green energy shot at Kratos. Kratos cannot block the energy shot, but he can deflect it right back at her and get a very good amount of blue and green orbs in return. You should learn the timing since deflecting this move will pay off big time. Lahkesis is not a total sucker though. She will actually deflect the energy shot right back at you to which you can respond with another deflection. Both of you can be locked in a battle of deflection until one loses, or the shot is dodged on your behalf. She will also let loose a counter blast of three energy shots at a time to which you can deflect, but keep in mind that she will still deflect sometimes. Her counter moves are some of her most deadly attacks so be sure to watch her while she dodges. Attack her with whichever weapon you feel comfortable with and if you are good at deflection, you can spam magic all you want to since you can always get some back by deflecting her energy shots. All magic attacks except for the Head of Euryale are useful during this battle. Once she has been weakened she will mainly stick with her Energy Shockwave attack as her primary attack. Watch for her to suddenly move toward you then jump to the air. She will only hit the area below her, so just roll away from her at that point to escape the attack. She will very rarely shoot a single energy blast at this time and will mainly rely on only dodge moves and the Energy Shockwave. >> Attacks (Phase #2): - Electric Floor: Lahkesis twirls her staff in front of her while flying then strikes the floor with a green lightening bolt. This will electrify the entire floor. + How to avoid: Grapple to any of the grapple points on the side of the room and jump between them while avoiding her energy shots. ---------- - Downward Energy Shots: Lahkesis spins her staff while holding it upward and unleashes energy shots that will rain down upon Kratos. + How to avoid: Roll or deflect. These can be deflected back at Lahkesis just like any other energy shot. When she releases orbs for the first time she will start to fly high in the air. She will perform a whole new set of attacks at this time except for the single hit energy shot. Her most deadly move at this stage is her electric floor attack where she will electrify the whole floor. Grapple up to one of the four grapple points found around the room. She will shoot energy shots while you're grappled to a grapple point, so jump and grapple to the other grapple points until the green glow fades away from the floor. You can jump toward her and attack her as she shoots an energy shot then grapple back without getting hit also (See Extra Note). One of the best ways to hit Lahkesis during this phase is to deflect one of her energy shots at her. Keep in mind that you can deflect the downward energy shots also. If it hits her, she will fall to the ground and you will be free to wail on her as much as you like until she recovers. Once she has been weakened enough to where the icon appears over her head, you must grapple to the grapple point closest to her then jump toward her and press the O button. A cutscene will begin once Kratos delivers the final attack. Extra Note: One way that I have found to totally take advantage of Lahkesis while she flies is to grapple to a grapple point and wait for her to shoot an energy shot. Right when she shoots, jump toward her and hit her with the /\ attack with the Athena's Blades then quickly grapple back when the move ends. Do this again as she shoots the next fireball and keep doing it to get her in a pattern that she will likely not break. She needs to be close in order for this to work, but sometimes jumping toward her with a /\ attack from a grapple point will lure her toward you. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + B O S S + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + B A T T L E + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + [LA02] > > A T R O P O S < < This battle is just heating up! >> Attacks: - Energy Shots: Atropos shoots two energy shots toward Kratos from the background. She will fire a single shot while up close. These shots will follow Kratos until they hit a surface. + How to avoid: Roll or deflect. ---------- - Energy Beam: Atropos floats next to the platform and shoots electricity onto the sword to make a slight energy field in front of her while she tries to destroy the sword. + How to avoid: Deflect or stay away. Atropos will start the battle by summoning Sentries to attack. The Sentries will be your main source of magic during this battle and you will need magic in order to attack Atropos since she will basically always fly in the distance. Target her with Typhon's Bane and shoot her when the Sentries are not grouped all over you. Deflect her energy shots just like you did with Lahkesis. She won't release orbs from a deflection like her sister though. Keep in mind that her energy shots will follow you until they hit something, either the platform, you, or your blades through deflection. She will sometimes fly toward the large sword that you are on and either shoot a single energy shot or create an energy field in front of her in her attempts to try to destroy the sword. You can really rack up the hits at this time with a combo attack against her, but you can only perform jumping attacks while she performs her energy field and that is usually what she moves toward the platform to do. Pick up a Sentry and throw it at her with the [] button and that will usually stop her from electrifying the sword. She will cycle between the above two phases throughout the battle and will not change. Use Typhon's Bane while she flies in the background and Cronos' Rage whenever she gets close. Don't try for jump hits too often when she performs her energy field attack or you will suffer damage. The main attacks you have to watch out for are her energy shots since they will follow you. It's really good to deflect them. Keep in mind that this is a timed battle and each time she hits the sword with her electricity beams when she flies nearby it will damage the sword. If she destroys the sword then the battle is over. When she weakens, she will lean on the side of the large sword with an icon over her head. ******************************************************************************* * Action Sequence * ******************************************************************************* * Kratos latches onto Atropos with his blades and tugs at her, but Atropos * * starts to fly away. Kratos quickly [PLUNGES] one of his blades into her * * chest making her fall on top of the large sword. He quickly [STABS] her * * in the throat, performs a blade spin on her face, then [JUMPS] and * * plunges his blade into her head. * ******************************************************************************* Fun Fact: If Atropos manages to destroy the sword, an extra cutscene will take place afterward that will change Kratos' fate. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + B O S S + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + B A T T L E + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + [LA03] > > L A H K E S I S & A T R O P I S < < Like I said, this is one hell of a battle! >> Attacks (Atropos): - Energy Shot: Atropos will fire a green energy shot towards Kratos. It follows him a bit, but not as bad as the last round. + How to avoid: Roll or deflect. ---------- - Energy Beam: Atropos will start from one side and fire out an energy beam then move it horizontally over the floor of the whole room. + How to avoid: Jump (double jump) or grapple. You can also stand by the wall closest to her mirror on the opposite side of whatever side that she fires the beam from. For instance, if she starts from the left, stand on the far right side closest to the mirror. Now Kratos is back in the Temple of the Fates with Lahkesis. Atropos is trapped in another time where the past Kratos is about to defeat Ares. Atropos can still attack during this battle however. She will be able to get half of herself through the mirror and will shoot energy shots and fire a beam. Atropos will retreat back into the mirror each time Kratos approaches the mirror that she is attacking from. You can also deflect her energy shot back at her to make her instantly retreat. Lahkesis will have the same exact attacks as the last fight for this battle, but she will alternate between flying and simply floating near the ground. You need to go after Lahkesis first of all. Use Cronos' Rage to put a constant hurt on her and do not let up with your attacks. Her life range for stunning her is much shorter during this battle compared to the last. She will eventually fall to the ground and lean over after taking enough damage. Notice how her forehead glows at that time. Quickly use the Amulet of the Fates as Lahkesis falls to the ground to slow time and find the mirror that Atropos is hanging out of. Run toward the mirror and attack Atropos as much as you can. She will fall over to the ground after enough attacks and will retreat into the mirror at it cracks. Use constant attacks once time resumes while the mirror is cracked to shatter the mirror permanently. Fail to break the mirror in time and it will renew itself and you will need to go through the whole sequence again. Lahkesis will attack once again as the mirror breaks. Go back to wearing Lahkesis down once again until she falls then quickly use the Amulet of the Fates and find Atropos' mirror once again. >> Attacks (after 2 mirrors are destroyed): - Energy Pillars: Lahkesis summons electricity all around her then releases it in flying pillars toward Kratos. + How to Avoid: Stand between the waves. ---------- - Energy Gust: Lahkesis summons electricity around her that will stay for a few seconds. + How to Avoid: Stay away from her immediate area. Once there is only one mirror left, Lahkesis will float over to it and stand in front of it to protect the mirror. She will perform a few new attacks at this time in an effort to guard the final mirror. Atropos will not attack at all during this phase. Be sure to roll away from Lahkesis when she unleashes an energy gust around her and it starts to stack up into pillars. She will unleash several energy pillars at that time and you must stand in between them in order to avoid them. She will also still shoot her energy shots, but she will shoot more of them at a time. Reflect her energy shots from a distance to help out in damaging her. Lay out Cronos' Rage orbs near her and attack her from about mid range just in case she performs her energy pillar move. You can also stand at a distance, in between the waves, and fire Typhon's Bane - she will shoot energy shots at you if you do this, but you can always deflect them. Once she falls, she will have an icon over her head, so quickly tap the O button to start the Action Sequence. ******************************************************************************* * Action Sequence * ******************************************************************************* * Kratos leans toward her and picks up her staff then [LEANS BACK] and hits * * her on the back with it while she tries to get up. Kratos picks her up * * and throw her to the middle of the room. Atropos crawls out from the * * mirror behind Kratos and grabs him. Lahkesis recovers then readies her * * staff. Kratos [NOTICES] the attack and quickly breaks out of Atropos' * * grip and grapples to the side grapple point as Lahkesis flies toward * * Atropos and stabs her with the staff. Kratos [SWINGS] toward Lahkesis * * and grabs her then holds her and [STABS] her directly in the forehead * * with his blade. Kratos pulls out his blade then pushes her into the * * mirror to join her sister. * ******************************************************************************* Now that both sisters are in the mirror, you must break it to end the fight. The interesting aspect about this part of the battle is that you can take all the time you want to gloat in your victory before breaking the mirror. The mirror is broken and they cannot fix it. Go get yourself a soda and take a restroom break while the game remains unpaused then come back and shatter the mirror to end the battle. Fun Fact: You can still use the Amulet of the Fates while the two are trapped in the mirror. Time will instantly resume, but it still amuses me that it actually works at that point. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = | The Inner Sanctum [WT18]| = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = Shattering the mirror will actually reveal the next area. Walk down the hall and save your game at the save point. Jump into the pool on each side and find the --UNMARKED CHEST-- containing a ++GORGON EYE++ (36/37) on the left and the --UNMARKED CHEST-- containing a ++PHOENIX FEATHER (29/30)++ on the right - look in the small space up under the platform with the save point. Take some time to examine the murals on the sides of the wall in the room with many pillars up ahead. Scale the climbable wall across from the entrance then transition to the ceiling. Climb all the way over to the corridor with the platform in front of it and drop to the platform. You probably noticed the chests along both sides of the top of this room. From the platform that you landed on, you can double jump and glide over to each of them to find a total of --2 RED CHESTS-- and --2 UNMARKED CHEST--. The Unmarked Chest on the left contains a ++GORGON EYE (37/37)++ and the Unmarked Chest on the right contains a ++PHOENIX FEATHER (30/30)++. Kratos will just barely make it to each one while gliding after a double jump. At the end of the corridor, Clotho will speak to Kratos. Find the cracked portion of the wall to the right and break through it with attacks. On the way down this walkway you will face off against many waves of enemies as the paths seal off. Wave #1 Cursed Legionnaires and Juggernauts Time your deflection just right with the Cursed Legionnaires and you can use them to your advantage to get the whole group of from crowding around - use the Revenge ([]) counter after a deflection. Notice how the energy seals rise and fall. You can use the seals to your advantage by leading enemies away from the group and trapping them on the other side as the seal reforms. Lead the Cursed Legionnaires away from the Juggernauts in order to defeat them first. Keep in mind that you can hit an enemy through the seals sometimes. The final hit of Plume of Prometheus ([], [], /\) with the Athena's Blade works well at times. Keep your distance from the Juggernauts and use the Head of Euryale's Gorgon Flash (L2 + /\) to quickly stone them if needed. With the Head of Euryale, you could actually defeat the Juggernauts first, but it is your choice to choose the greater of two evils to defeat first. This is one of the best waves to use Rage of the Titans on since the other two can be beaten without it without too much trouble. Wave #2 Cursed Legionnaires and Sentries These enemies aren't that bad at all compared to what you just got through with. The deflection + Revenge combination with the Golden Fleece works even better at this part since it will knock away all enemies. Perform combos with the Athena's Blades while turning to all sides and remember that the Legionnaires will block your hits at times so always be ready for their lunge attack. An air Tartarus Rage (L1 + /\) works extremely well for this wave if you have your Athena's Blades fully powered. Wave #3 Gorgons and Sirens You'll come upon a --GREEN CHEST-- and a --BLUE CHEST-- once the seals appear and third wave of enemies rise from the ground. It is a good idea to use the disappearing and reappearing seals to your advantage for opening the chests if you need them badly. Trap all enemies on one side as you scramble for the chests. Deflection with the Golden Fleece is a godsend for this battle. Deflect the Gorgon's Gaze and press the button that appears on the screen to stone all nearby enemies. Shatter them quickly while they are stoned and this wave will not be much of a problem. Use Atlas Quake on all stoned enemies and that should be enough to shatter them all. These red Gorgons are extremely quick and will easily dodge and attack with counters, so keep the attacks to a minimum and rely mainly on deflection. Playing around with Gorgon Gazes can be deadly though, so be ready to shake out just in case you miss the button tap during the deflection sequence. An Atlas Quake or Cronos' Rage orb is good for getting all enemies off of you for a few seconds. Wave #4 Cursed Legionnaires You'll come upon a --REPLENISHER CHEST-- further down the path, but don't use it unless you really need it. A little bit after that, the fourth wave will appear. Use Tartarus Rage to quickly pound through them if you're fully leveled. Atlas Quake works well for shaking up the whole crowd also. Wave #5 Satyrs and Minotaurs If your Athena's Blades are fully maxed, it should take a bunch off the Satyrs and kill them quickly. The only problem is hitting them at times however. Use Trembling Earth while Atlas Quake is fully leveled to damage all the enemies very quickly. Other than that, you just have to separate them as much as you can and take down the Satyrs first. Rage of the Titans doesn't help out much here. Wave #6 Cursed Legionnaires and Sentries Much like the other battle with them, use Tarturas Rage and Atlas Quake (if needed). Wave #7 Cyclops, Cursed Legionnaires, and Sentries Well-timed rolling helps out a lot for this battle since grouped Cyclops can be very unfriendly. You really need to have Atlas Quake at max for its Trembling Earth attack here, but constant uses of Plume of Prometheus with the Athena's Blades works very well if you can keep your distance from the Cyclops. If you want to take out a Cyclops very quickly stone them with the Head of Euryale followed by a Plume of Prometheus with the Athena's Blades. There is a --GREEN CHEST-- and a --BLUE CHEST-- on the far right wall. A save point will appear and the blue door will activate once all enemies are defeated. Hit the door on the sides to make the figure's hands rise then quickly rotate the gears on both sides of the door to unlatch the locks. Open the door by grabbing it like all others and Gaia will speak as you open it. ~~ Loom Chamber ~~ + + FIRST FLOOR PUZZLE + + Carefully move past the swinging pendulums on the bridge. Clotho has many arms all over her body that you will need to attack and stun in order to keep them from grabbing you. Be forewarned that they will not stay down. Start on the left side by attacking the arm then rotating the lever in the back. This will open the alcove up above with the --GREEN CHEST--. Attack the arm again since it will have recovered by now. Quickly climb on top of the stairs that lead upwards on the left side and double jump then glide over to the alcove with the chest. Find the climbable wall on the left side of the alcove (with the wood pieces) and start to scale it. Transition to the ceiling and climb toward the right side. While climbing over to the right side, the hand below will grab Kratos, but shake the analog from left to right and he will break free then cling back onto the wall. Attack the webbed bodies that are stuck to the pillars in the door then fall below. Her hand will stay down on the right side. Rotate the lever to open the door up above that used to be jammed with webbed bodies. Move up the stairs nearby and jump then glide to the newly opened right alcove that contains the --REPLENISHER CHEST--. Climb up the hanging thread and the camera will show you a view of the next floor. + + SECOND FLOOR PUZZLE + + This floor is just a bit more complicated. Still nothing major though. Arm #1: Move to the right side and attack the arm along the way. Find the switch that is surrounded with a spiky railing up ahead. Pull the switch to make a secret area under the floor below the arm open up. Attack the arm and make it fall down into the secret area if it revives then fall down in it yourself and open the --RED CHEST-- inside. The arm will remain stunned only for a short while so open the chest quickly. Attack the arm again to stun it then run back to the switch that opened this door. Pull the switch to make the doors of the secret area close and trap the arm inside. Grab the handle of the device to the side and keep pulling it until a small blue light on the side of the platform below lights up. This will keep the device locked into place at that portion. Arm #2: Once the second arm is reached, attack it then quickly grab onto the large thread to the left of it and climb it. Hop onto the hanging platform to the side of the thread and pull the switch on the platform to make the blade hanging on the thread up above fall down and impale the hand of the arm (the arm must be stunned). Jump off of the platform and grab the device then pull it to the next blue light to lock it into place once again. Arm #3: Attack the arm that is further to the right then quickly grab the device and pull it past the stunned arm. Just in case the hand slaps you there is another blue light portion that will lock it into place near the arm. Pull the device up under the set of hanging hands (make sure there are two hand) on the right side past the arm. Step on the little pressure plate in the middle of the device and this will connect a spear to the device. Run back to the left and attack the arm then push the device over to the locked position in front of the arm. The arm will revive yet again even as the device is locked into place, but attack the arm once more time and the hand of the arm will get stuck in the spear as the arm is thrown up and the spear will fall and pin the hand to the floor. Our work here is done! Climb the thread that the spear was hanging from and jump to the hanging platform to the left with the switch on it. You may need to double jump then grab the thread. Pull the switch at the top to ride up to the top half of Clotho. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + B O S S + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + B A T T L E + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + > > C L O T H O < < >> Attacks: - Arm Smash and Swing: Clotho smashes the side of the platform with one of her arms then swings her arm toward Kratos. + How to avoid: Roll, move away (first hit), jump (second hit) ---------- - Arm Pound: Clotho punches her fist directly into the front portion of the platform creating a small tremor in the immediate area. + How to avoid: Roll, move away from the arm, jump (not directly under the arm), deflect This battle is more of a puzzle then an actual battle. Go ahead and use the Amulet of the Fates to slow time. You'll need to be close to each Fate statue in order to freeze time. As you can see, you want have any problems attacking her, but attacking her arms will only stun her for a few seconds. The two switches around the area will lift up a dead body that you can shatter for tons of greens orbs - keep this in mind if she ever starts to damage you too badly. You can also stun her arms by attacking them constantly and she will release a few orbs from that also. Attack her left arm from the right side to stun it then quickly grab onto the climbable wall to the right of the sealed doorway. Transition to the ceiling up above then to the wall high up above the sealed door. She can't hit you up here so don't worry if her hand revives. Attack the webbed bodies on the side of the device below. Hold to the right and swing. Fall down below and stun her left arm once again. Quickly push or pull the device to the left so that it matches up with the third light on the platform below. Run over to the switch that the device was connected to. It should be in front of Clotho by now. You need to slow time and stun both arms in order to pull the switch. Once both arms are stunned, pull the switch and it will raise one of the pendulums from the floor below. Walk up to the pendulum and press the R1 button when the icon appears. Rotate the pendulum so that one of the side blades is pointing directly toward Clotho's head. Grab the back of the pendulum and pull it backwards until an action sequence starts. ******************************************************************************* * Action Sequence * ******************************************************************************* * Kratos [LATCHES] onto the pendulum with one of his blades as he dodges a * * swing from Clotho. He quickly jumps on the pendulum and rides it toward * * her then stabs onto her chest. Kratos [JUMPS] into the air and latches * * onto the pendulum again with his blades. He lands on top of Clotho's * * head and @PULLS@ the pendulum toward her as she latches onto it and holds * * it back, but Kratos eventually overpowers her and yanks the pendulum * * toward her head stabbing her directly in the side of the skull as he * * jumps off. * ******************************************************************************* Now nothing is standing in your way of changing your destiny! Walk through either door on the side of Clotho's corpse and pull the switch on the lift in the back of the corridor. Jump into the pool of water up ahead and swim under the first gate then surface and jump to the platform on the right to find a --GREEN CHEST--. Swim under then next gate then hop out of the water and follow the corridor around the corner. A save point will be waiting beside the mirror up ahead. + + KRATOS' THREAD PUZZLE + + Pull the switch to the side to line up some threads below. Return to the bottom. Find the proper thread that aligns with Kratos' destiny. Choosing the wrong thread will shatter the mirror, but it will reform. The correct thread is the one to the right of the switch that you pulled to raise the pendulum. You'll need to tap the O button to pull the thread all the way up. Notice that the image on the back mirror will cycle through portions of time involving Kratos' journey in reaching the Island of Creation as it rewinds back to the point right before Zeus stabbed him. Once the mirror is set, a timer will appear in the upper right hand corner starting at thirty seconds. The instant Kratos lets go of the thread run to the right then slow time with the Amulet of the Fates. Run through the right doorway and make your way toward the lift. Once you pull the switch to the lift time will resume. When the lift reaches the top, swim through the pool of water and make your way to the switch in front of the mirror. Jump through the mirror to activate a cutscene. = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = | The Summit of Sacrifice [WT19]| = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + B O S S + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + B A T T L E + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + [ZE00] > > Z E U S < < Now it's time to finish that battle from earlier where Zeus had an unfair advantage. For this battle, Kratos will have the Blade of Olympus equipped. >> Attacks (Phase #1) - Tremor: Zeus holds both arms out to the side then pounds on the side of the platform creating a tremor throughout the entire platform. + How to avoid: Double jump and glide. ---------- - Thunderbolt Toss: Zeus tosses a thunderbolt directly toward either the middle or one of the side areas of the platform. The resulting tremor from the thunderbolt is the portion of the attack that can actually hit Kratos. + How to avoid: Roll or jump. ---------- - Platform Pound: Zeus slams his hand into the platform after being stunned by a Siren. + How to avoid: Roll or jump. The battle will start with Zeus in giant form. He will place both hands on the summit that you are on and summon Sirens to attack you. Little does he know that the Sirens will be used to Kratos' advantage. Weaken the Sirens with Cronos' Rage or just use Trembling Earth with Atlas Quake to quickly make the icons appear over their heads. Grab a Siren to finish it off. As Kratos kills off each Siren, its piercing scream will stun Zeus and make him pound the platform. Keep in mind that the shockwave from the platform pound can hit you so be ready to jump or roll if you're near the middle of the platform. Run up to his hand and hit it with the Blade of Olympus. He will eventually pull his arm back and resume his attacks. The Sirens can really cause you to take damage if they stun you with one of their screams, so always try to defeat them quickly. Keep in mind that magic is not an issue during this battle since the Sirens will release blue orbs upon death and Zeus will release blue orbs after being stunned from a Siren scream. Kratos is invulnerable during the Siren's death animation (once he grabs them) or during the use of Trembling Earth with Atlas Quake, so be sure to use these factors to your advantage. Once Zeus's arm falls to the platform and an icon appears rush up to him to start an action sequence. >> Attacks (Phase #2): - Punch Combo: Zeus rushes toward Kratos and performs two punches to the gut then holds both hands upwards and lets loose an earth shattering overhead. Sometimes he will perform a sliding punch to start this combination. + How to avoid: Block (first 2 punches of the combo only), roll, or deflect (first two punches only). ---------- - Sliding Punch: Zeus leans over and charges a punch then slides toward Kratos with a punch to the gut. If this connects, he will go right into his punch combo. + How to avoid: Roll or deflect (You CANNOT block this). ---------- - Thunderbolt: Zeus holds up a thunderbolt in his hand then hurls two thunderbolts at Kratos. + How to avoid: Roll or deflect (deflection is highly recommended). ---------- - Thunderbolt Wave: Zeus holds up both hands and collects lightening charge from the heavens then pounds the ground in front of him before sending out a thunderbolt wave. + How to avoid: Block (thunderbolt wave only), jump, roll, deflect (thunderbolt wave only) Zeus will shrink down to Kratos' size for this battle, but he is much more deadly this time around. His attacks are very quick at this time and only some portions of each move are unblockable. When he darts in with a combo, block the first two hits and roll away from the ground pound. When he collects lightening from the sky, back off and block or jump over the thunderbolt wave that he sends toward you. Kratos can deflect his normal thunderbolts and gain some orbs in return; otherwise, get ready to roll away and possibly get hit as Zeus throws them. Keep in mind that his thunderbolts will be his main move when you are mid distance from him. Deflection MUST be used on higher difficulties. Zeus will be dodging back and forth the whole time between attacks. It is a good idea to place Cronos' Rage orbs around the area to stop him from his dodging then hit him while he is stunned. You can literally trap him with this magic so Cronos' Rage will be your best magic for this battle. Have it maxed out if you have the spare red orbs. Zeus is still fairly easy to hit even without the use of magic, though you must watch as he prepares an attack since normal attacks will not stun him that often. UPDATE: While playing on higher difficulties I have noticed that you can get Zeus in a pattern to where he will basically only perform two moves. Every time one of his thunderbolts is deflected, he will always perform a sliding punch toward Kratos, so just get ready to roll. Stand mid distance from him and he will perform another thunderbolt attack to which you can reflect once again. He will retaliate with the usual sliding punch. Keep this up and you can easily defeat him with only deflection! You can sneak in hits every now and then after his slide punch, but this will make him start to perform his punch combo, so be ready to roll away from the third hit. Zeus will eventually unleash a whole bunch of orbs then he will grab Kratos and steal the Blade of Olympus from Kratos' grasp. Fun Fact: Zeus has to hit Kratos with his sliding punch in order to steal the Blade of Olympus from him. If you can continue to dodge this move, he will keep performing his sliding punch in an attempt to steal the blade. >> Attacks (Phase #3): - Sword Swing Combo: Zeus will swing the Blade of Olympus twice as he moves toward Kratos (one upward swing, one horizontal swing). + How to avoid: Block, roll, or deflect. ---------- - Lightening Slice: Zeus will hold his sword toward the heavens and charge it with energy then swing it downward at Kratos as it unleashes a lightening wave. + How to avoid: Roll. ---------- - Jumping Overhead Swing: Zeus will jump toward Kratos and perform an overhead strike that sends a wave of lightening at him. + How to avoid: Roll. ---------- - Lightening Shot: Zeus extends his blade toward Kratos and holds it in place for a few seconds then swings the blade and sends a lightening shot towards Kratos. + How to avoid: Roll. Kratos is forced to use his Athena's Blades during the bout. It doesn't matter though, because Cronos' Rage will still keep Zeus just as stunned as it did back then. All of his moves except for the blade combo require Kratos to roll in order to avoid taking damage so I would recommend that you keep your thumb close to that right analog for this portion of the battle. Zeus will block while he has the blade in his grasp so you will be forced to hit him while he recovers from his moves a bunch in order to hit him most of the time, but this is not always required. When he weakens, he will stagger forward and swing the blade blindly (this can hit you, so move to the side) then a O button icon will appear above his head. Run toward him and press the button to steal the Blade of Olympus back from him. ******************************************************************************* * Action Sequence * ******************************************************************************* * Kratos grapples the Blade of Olympus then flips over Zeus while still * * holding the blade and >>STRUGGLES<< to break the blade from Zeus' grip as * * he talks to Zeus. * ******************************************************************************* Kratos will kick Zeus into the pillars off to the side. Run over to the set of pillars that Kratos kicked Zeus into and press R1 near the shiny portion of the pillar to the side of Zeus. The battle will continue the same way it was at the beginning with Kratos fighting Zeus at normal size while Kratos has the Blade of Olympus. The same tactics work here as they did in the prior battle with the Blade of Olympus. Zeus will once again steal the Blade of Olympus after he releases several orbs. He will summon lightening spheres around himself and these will hit Kratos if he comes in contact with Zeus or if he tries to hit Zeus. Unleash Rage of the Titans at this point and attack Zeus. Zeus will release several orbs once again and stagger. An icon will appear signaling you to press the O button near him. The same Action Sequence will appear as the last time (with a different ending mind you). Zeus will fly toward the pillars on the other side of the platform. Rush over to the shiny pillar during that time and press the R1 button to finish this phase of the battle. Phase #4 Kratos will be free to move once again as Zeus flies off the platform and emerges in giant form once again. When Zeus starts to electrify the entire platform an action sequence will trigger. You do not have to win the first O button tapping since the outcome is already in Zeus' favor. ******************************************************************************* * Action Sequence * ******************************************************************************* * Kratos >>STRUGGLES<< to maintain himself against Zeus' overwhelming power * * and eventually gives up and surrenders with the phrase "I lay down my * * arms, Zeus!" Zeus is shocked in Kratos decision as he shrinks back down * * to Kratos' size. Kratos sticks the blade into the ground then turns and * * walk away as Zeus descends to the platform. Kratos gets down on his * * knees with his back turned to Zeus as Zeus lands behind him. "Release me * * from this torment of mine", Kratos says as Zeus picks up the blade and * * replies "I will release you from your life my son, but you're torment is * * just beginning". Kratos [CLICKS] at this point as Zeus raises the sword * * but Kratos turns to quickly deflect the blade with his Golden Fleece as * * he steps toward Zeus and [GRABS] the back of his head then stabs Zeus in * * the chest with an Athena's Blade. Kratos pulls the blade out of Zeus' * * chest and kicks him toward a pillar then [WALKS] over to him and grabs * * Zeus hand that holds the Blade of Olympus. Kratos breaks the arm of the * * god making him release the blade then drives Zeus' head into a pillar and * * smears his head into another. Zeus lifts up his head and starts to reach * * for the blade, but Kratos [GRABS] Zeus' hand and holds up an Athena's * * Blade then stabs the god's hand as it falls against a piece of debris, * * confining Zeus' hand to the wall. Kratos quickly stabs Zeus' other hand * * into the wall with his other Athena's Blade. Kratos picks up the Blade * * of Olympus and starts to walk away then, as Zeus starts to break free * * from his confines, Kratos readies the Blade and starts to plunge it into * * Zeus' chest. Zeus' grabs the Blade of Olympus with one arm and starts to * * >>STRUGGLE<< with Kratos. Zeus manages to knock away the blade slightly * * but Kratos quickly responds by driving the blade right through Zeus' * * chest. Kratos jerks the blade inward and outward as the stab he has * * waited so long to deliver has finally found its mark. Kratos continues * * to grasp the blade while looking down at Zeus and is most likely thinking * * to himself, "Your powers are weak, old man". * ******************************************************************************* A cutscene will start right after the action sequence. = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = | The Loom Chamber [WT20]| = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = ~~ The Loom Chamber ~~ Kratos now arrives back in the chamber via the mirror as it starts to crumble. There is still one last thing to do! Run to the bottom of the chamber and pull on Kratos' thread once again (to the right of the switch). Run back and slow time once again just like before. Jump back into the mirror at the top before the timer stops and the final cutscenes of the game will take place. Watch the wonderful ending then go out and start saving for the next God of War. You know you want to after that! THE END BEGINS... _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ___ __ __ _____ __ _____ __ _____ / __\ /\ /\/__\/ _\/__ \ / / \_ \/ _\/__ \ / / / /_/ /_\ \ \ / /\/ / / / /\/\ \ / /\/ / /___/ __ //__ _\ \ / / / /___/\/ /_ _\ \ / / \____/\/ /_/\__/ \__/ \/ \____/\____/ \__/ \/ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ [CH00] Below is a checklist of every red chest, unmarked chest, or mega chest hidden in the game. This is mainly for those of you that want to take on God mode and Titan mode since collecting every chest is of the utmost importance with the higher difficulties. Chests containing Urns are not included in the main list. Gorgon Eye Chests (37 total) 01. #8 16. #69 31. #134 02. #10 17. #74 32. #139 03. #14 18. #77 33. #146 04. #22 19. #79 34. #150 05. #28 20. #80 35. #155 06. #34 21. #88 36. #159 07. #37 22. #89 37. #162 08. #40 23. #91 09. #46 24. #95 10. #51 25. #100 11. #54 26. #103 12. #56 27. #104 13. #59 28. #115 14. #62 29. #122 15. #66 30. #131 Phoenix Feather Chests (30 total) 01. #16 16. #93 02. #21 17. #94 03. #25 18. #96 04. #31 19. #98 05. #44 20. #110 06. #52 21. #113 07. #55 22. #118 08. #57 23. #129 09. #63 24. #133 10. #73 25. #142 11. #75 26. #145 12. #78 27. #149 13. #83 28. #152 14. #86 29. #160 15. #92 30. #164 ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 1 Area: The City of Rhodes Location: Right after the Colossus foot tries to crush Kratos, look for this chest in an alcove on the left side of the screen. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 2 Area: The City of Rhodes Location: While climbing the wall that the Colossus punches from the opposite side, leap off the wall in the portion where the Colossus punches the second time to find this chest on a hidden platform across from the climbable wall. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 3 Area: The City of Rhodes Location: Once you kick the block past the pressure plate and roll underneath the gate before it closes in the building after the second Colossus fight, move the block down the right hall and kick it all the way down the corridor ahead (in the background). Position the block under the high alcove in the back of the hall and leap on top to collect this chest. This is also the same area with the Urn of Gaia chest. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 4 Area: The City of Rhodes Location: Alongside chest #3. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 5 Area: The City of Rhodes Location: This chest can be seen before getting #3 and #4 from the other side of a barred wall. After pushing the block on the pressure plate, mentioned in the chest #3 description, fight through the soldiers and archers then turn to the left at the end of that hall to find this chest. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 6 Area: The City of Rhodes Location: Along with chest #7, this chest will be lying on a section of damaged floor to the right once the area with wooden beams is reached. Make sure to defeat the archers below then climb back up the ladder and move across the beams. In about the middle of the beams there is a section that extends toward the right just a bit. Jump in that direction and Kratos will be able to grab onto the section of floor containing this chest and the other. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 7 Area: The City of Rhodes Location: Alongside chest #6. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 8 Area: Inside the Colossus Location: After stabbing the third burning column with the Blade of Olympus, turn around and look for the netted rope on the wall across from the column. Climb the rope to find this chest on a platform extending slightly outside of the Colossus. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 9 Area: The Lair of the Titan Location: Once you are given control of Kratos, after Pegasus is captured, drop off the side of the ledge next to the Titan's thumb and this chest will be one ledge below the first dropoff. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 10 Area: The Lair of the Titan Location: Across from chest #9. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 11 Area: The Lair of the Titan Location: This chest is lying to the left side of the hanging cage that you must break in order to swing across the gap in the cave right before exiting the first cave. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 12 Area: The Lair of the Titan Location: Once you make it outside of the first cave (where it is snowing) destroy the wood towers and defeat the Minotaur then hop up the ledges. This chest will be beside a green chest at the top of the ledges. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 13 Area: The Lair of the Titan Location: Climb down the wall shortly after meeting Prometheus and this chest will be right next to a save point. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 14 Area: The Lair of the Titan Location: Look for this chest right beside the second climbable wall that you come to after the outside save point mentioned in the chest #13 description. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 15 Area: The Lair of the Titan (Typhon's Cavern) Location: Shortly after entering the second cave (Typhon's Cavern) this chest will be to the left side across from a green chest. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 16 Area: The Lair of the Titan (Typhon's Cavern) Location: After swinging across the gap via a grapple point, this chest will be lying behind some bars. Find the chain that extends back to the side that you were just on and slide back across. Sliding on the chain will raise the bars on the other side so quickly grapple back across and open the chest. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 17 Area: The Lair of the Titan (Typhon's Cavern) Location: Once the Gorgons and Harpies are defeated, this chest will be down a narrow pathway up ahead next to a save point and a green chest. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 18 Area: The Lair of the Titan (Typhon's Cavern) Location: Once Kratos collects Typhon's Bane, fight off the Sentries and archers that attack then walk toward the camera angle afterwards to find a hidden pathway that will lead you to four frozen chest around a big fire. Throw the Sentries into the fire by grabbing them and tossing them with the [] button to melt the ice surrounding the four chests when five Sentries have been tossed into the fire. This chest will be among them. You can also get these chests before grabbing Typhon's Bane. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 19 Area: The Lair of the Titan (Typhon's Cavern) Location: Alongside chests #18, #20, and #21. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 20 Area: The Lair of the Titan (Typhon's Cavern) Location: Alongside chests #18, #19, and #21. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 21 Area: The Lair of the Titan (Typhon's Cavern) Location: Alongside chests #18, #19, and #20. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 22 Area: The Lair of the Titan Location: After exiting Typhon's Cavern, fall off the ledge on the right side (camera angle's right) and approach the broken bridge on the right. Take out Typhon's Bane and shoot the caged box in the middle of the top portion of the broken bridge to reveal a grapple point. Swing across the broken bridge to find this chest along with another chest. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 23 Area: The Lair of the Titan Location: Alongside chest #22. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 24 Area: The Lair of the Titan Location: Shoot the cage on the wooden pole to release the suspended plank allowing you to climb upward. At the top of the platform beside the plank, look against the rock wall to see a section of climbable wall. Climb to the left while on the wall and make your way to the alcove that it leads to in order to find this chest and two others. Keep in mind that these can be opened before helping Prometheus. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 25 Area: The Lair of the Titan Location: Alongside chests #24 and #26. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 26 Area: The Lair of the Titan Location: Alongside chests #24 and #25. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 27 Area: The Lair of the Titan Location: After helping Prometheus (only after), climb to the platform described in the chest #23 description, but look for the suspended chain that hangs downward beside the chain that extends across the gap. Climb down the chain to discover a hidden alcove. Jump to the alcove from the chain to find three hidden chests. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 28 Area: The Lair of the Titan Location: Alongside chests #27 and #29. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 29 Area: The Lair of the Titan Location: Alongside chests #27 and #28. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 30 Area: The Island of Creation Location: Once you've climbed up the wall at the starting of this area, walk to the far left side of the walkway when you reach the top to find this chest next to another chest in a small alcove along the wall. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 31 Area: The Island of Creation Location: Alongside chest #30. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 32 Area: The Island of Creation Location: Once you climb the first ladder on the Island of Creation this chest will be lying alongside another chest to the right in the back below the hanging dead bodies. Hounds attack in this area. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 33 Area: The Island of Creation Location: Alongside chest #32. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 34 Area: The Island of Creation Location: Once Kratos kicks down the bridge, a cutscene will play. When the cutscene ends, turn around and run down the walkway to the right to find this chest at the end. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 35 Area: The Island of Creation Location: When the Cerberus boss is defeated, destroy the second statue from the left side and use the block to get up to the walkway above. This chest will be at the top across from the section that you pull yourself up on. Hounds will automatically spawn once you try to open it. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 36 Area: The Island of Creation Location: Climb down the climbable wall outside the walkway after the Cerberus fight and this chest will be lying in the same area as a green chest. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 37 Area: The Island of Creation Location: After defeating three Sirens in order to break the mural, jump up to one of the small platforms beside the large chain on the side of the room then run up the large chain. Climb across the ceiling and break the chain in the way to find this chest along with another. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 38 Area: The Island of Creation Location: Alongside chest #37. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 39 Area: The Steeds of Time Location: Directly after the fight with Theseus, climb down the right side of the wall of the area that you fought him on to find this chest along with another. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 40 Area: The Steeds of Time Location: Alongside chest #39. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 41 Area: The Steeds of Time Location: This is near a replenisher chest inside the first building directly after the Theseus battle. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 42 Area: The Steeds of Time Location: After entering the first building after the Theseus battle, turn right and take that corridor outside. Climb the ladder and this chest will be at the far end of a nearby walkway. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 43 Area: The Steeds of Time Location: Under an overhead rope on top of a high platform near chest #41. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 44 Area: The Steeds of Time Location: After obtaining Cronos' Rage this chest is outside of that building at the end of a walkway near a save point. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 45 Area: The Steeds of Time Location: On a high platform near the save point describe in the chest #43 description. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 46 Area: The Steeds of Time Location: When you reach the front of the steeds with the four colored levers, climb the left wall and this chest will be down a few platforms to Kratos' right. It's on the giant horse's snout. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 47 Area: The Temple of Lahkesis Location: In the Divine Pools area, where you first meet the Fire Nymphs, find the cracked door by the waterfalls then hit it a few times to break it and reveal this hidden chest. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 48 Area: The Temple of Lahkesis Location: In the Divine Pools area, hop up the platforms toward the torch at the top then turn to the right to find this chest at the end of the right platform (move toward the camera). ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 49 Area: The Temple of Lahkesis Location: While climbing on the wall outside of the Divine Pools area, keep climbing to the left and step off onto the platform on the far end to find this chest along with another chest. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 50 Area: The Temple of Lahkesis Location: Alongside chest #49. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 51 Area: The Temple of Lahkesis Location: In the corner to the left of chests #49 and #50. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 52 Area: The Temple of Lahkesis Location: Once you've made it to the bottom of the wall outside of the Divine Pools, climb the wall to the right and follow it downwards then back to the left. Break the cracked wall below and a hidden alcove containing this chest will become visible. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 53 Area: The Temple of Lahkesis Location: Once you're at the doors of the building with the statue of Lahkesis inside, look around the left side of the building before entering to find this chest. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 54 Area: The Temple of Lahkesis (statue room) Location: Fall off either side of the bridge in the room with the statue of Lahkesis and move toward the camera angle to find this chest along with another beside it. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 55 Area: The Temple of Lahkesis (statue room) Location: Alongside chest #54. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 56 Area: The Temple of Lahkesis (statue room) Location: Once you've obtained the Amulet of the Fates and are standing on the pressure plate to make the pillars rise from the ground, slow time and stand on the second pillar to the right then jump and break the top portion of the insignia on the wall to reveal a hidden alcove with this chest inside. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 57 Area: The Temple of Lahkesis (statue room) Location: After the cutscene involving the statue, attack the statue's head until it falls through the window then fall to the walkway near the window and this chest will be on the left side of that walkway. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 58 Area: The Temple of Lahkesis (statue room) Location: Near chest #57, but on the right side of the walkway. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 59 Area: The Temple of Lahkesis (Destiny's Atrium) Location: Break the statue's head completely after the fight with the Wraiths and Nymphs then run along the walkway ahead. Make a right at the green chest up ahead and this chest will be along the wall at the end of the right path. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 60 Area: The Temple of Lahkesis (Destiny's Atrium) Location: On the left side of the walkway (left path) described in the chest #59 description. Make sure to move to the left far enough so the camera will show the chest. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 61 Area: The Bog of the Forgotten (outside the Temple of Euryale) Location: This chest is hidden in a secret alcove directly across from the door that requires the Euryale Key. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 62 Area: The Bog of the Forgotten (outside the Temple of Euryale) Location: Once the door that requires the Euryale Key is open, walk through the doorway and make an immediate right to find this chest hidden along the side of the wall. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 63 Area: The Bog of the Forgotten (The Ruins of the Forgotten) Location: After fighting the Cyclops Berserkers and Beast Lords and after lifting the gate near the leaning platform, run down the path inside of the building until you come across a block. Stand on the block and face to the left (camera angle's left) then jump and use the Athena's Blades /\ attack to hit the suspended block up above. If the block that you're standing on is destroyed first then this chest cannot be obtained. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 64 Area: The Bog of the Forgotten (The Ruins of the Forgotten) Location: Destroy the block that you need to stand on to obtain chest #63. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 65 Area: The Bog of the Forgotten (The Ruins of the Forgotten) Location: Move past the chest #63 and #64 location and turn left when given the chance. Fight through the Sentries and this chest will be at the end of that path beside a blue chest. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 66 Area: The Bog of the Forgotten (The Ruins of the Forgotten) Location: Once you have swung across the swampy area inside of the cave by using the grapple points, climb the ladder on the right side as you land then climb across the vine at the top to find this chest along with another. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 67 Area: The Bog of the Forgotten (The Ruins of the Forgotten) Location: Alongside chest #66. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 68 Area: The Bog of the Forgotten (The Ruins of the Forgotten) Location: Once you have destroyed the pillars with the Fiends on top, jump to the area above and look in both of the side alcoves to find a green chest and this chest. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 69 Area: The Bog of the Forgotten (The Ruins of the Forgotten) Location: In the Waterway Puzzle area, stand on the pressure plate in the middle and aim toward the branches on the ledge to the right with Typhon's Bane. Shoot the branches in the back of the ledge with Typhon's Bane then grapple to the exposed grapple point to find this chest along with another. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 70 Area: The Bog of the Forgotten (The Ruins of the Forgotten) Location: Alongside chest #69. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 71 Area: The Bog of the Forgotten (The Ruins of the Forgotten) Location: Once you slow time and run across the big gear, get up on the ledge with the green chest then hang off the side of it. Climb over to the small hole in the wall above the grinder (in front of the conveyor belt) to find this chest in a hidden alcove once you pull yourself up. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 72 Area: The Bog of the Forgotten (The Ruins of the Forgotten) Location: After setting the soldier's body on the conveyor belt and ruining the two gears in the process, walk further ahead and turn to the right to find this chest along with another chest near a wall. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 73 Area: The Bog of the Forgotten (The Ruins of the Forgotten) Location: Alongside chest #72. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 74 Area: The Bog of the Forgotten (The Ruins of the Forgotten) Location: On the way back from defeating the Dark Cerberus, destroy the large gear that has stopped moving off to the left side and this chest will be behind it. This chest can be found anytime after the soldier's body has been placed on the conveyor belt. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 75 Area: The Bog of the Forgotten (The Ruins of the Forgotten) Location: Once the Golden Fleece has been obtained, return to the conveyor belt with the snake eyes that shoot Gorgon Gazes and reflect each Gorgon Gaze back at the set of eyes to reveal a hidden chest. This chest is behind the first set of snake eyes. The chest containing the Urn of the Gorgons is behind the second set of snake eyes. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 76 Area: The Bog of the Forgotten (The Ruins of the Forgotten) Location: This chest is in the same general area as chest #74, but it is behind the third group of snake eyes. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 77 Area: The Temple of Euryale Location: After defeating the group of Cursed Legionnaires and Hades Minotaurs, this chest will be against the wall of the room you enter afterwards. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 78 Area: The Temple of Euryale Location: Fall to the floor below after rotating the lever to lower the lift then throw one of the Fire Nymphs into the snake insignia on the side wall or just attack it to reveal a hidden alcove with this chest inside. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 79 Area: The Temple of Euryale Location: While still in the same area with chest #78, get back on the first lift and rotate the lever so that it moves about halfway to the top and Kratos has just a little space to squeeze through the framework above and the floor of the lift. Fall through the opening and turn around to see this chest in an alcove along the side of the lift you just dropped from. The lift lower precisely in order to enter the alcove. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 80 Area: The Temple of Euryale Location: In the area with the Column Puzzle, before rotating the lever to raise Column 4, this chest will behind a cracked wall. Break it with normal attacks. This is the area you swim to through the use of a speed boost while underwater. There are also red crystals around the column. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 81 Area: The Temple of Euryale Location: After raising the first four columns, go up the ladder that you come across at the end of the corridor and move toward the camera angle after climbing the ladder to find this chest along with another in the back. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 82 Area: The Temple of Euryale Location: Alongside chest #81. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 83 Area: The Temple of Euryale Location: While swinging across the columns, stop on the fifth column and find the hidden alcove against the right wall. Time your swing so that Kratos lands in that alcove and this chest will be lying there along with another. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 84 Area: The Temple of Euryale Location: Alongside chest #83. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 85 Area: The Temple of Euryale Location: After escaping the rising platform with the hounds, cross the wooden beams and look for the chain on the other side of the cave. Jump to the chain and climb it to discover a hidden area with this chest and another. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 86 Area: The Temple of Euryale Location: Alongside chest #85. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 87 (MEGA RED CHEST!) Area: The Bog of the Forgotten Location: Once you have fought the Skeletons after defeating the Rock Minotaur for the second time, climb the circular stairway to arrive back at Destiny's Atrium. Return to the Bog of the Forgotten via the pathway near the save point. Walk down the path where the cutscene activated much earlier involving the Barbarian King to discover this big red chest alongside a smaller chest. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 88 Area: The Bog of the Forgotten Location: Alongside the Mega Red Chest (chest #87). ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 89 Area: The Temple of Lahkesis (Destiny's Atrium - right before Atropos) Location: After fighting the Legionnaire Captain and the Archers, grapple to the platform where the second set of Archers were and climb the wall to the left to find this chest at the top along with another. This is shortly after reflecting the fireball back at the stone face in Destiny's Atrium. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 90 Area: The Temple of Lahkesis (Destiny's Atrium - right before Atropos) Location: Alongside chest #89. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 91 Area: The Hall of Atropos Location: Right after fighting the first set of Satyrs, grab the block through the doorway and PULL it toward you (don't push). Jump on top of the block and hop to the platform above to find this chest. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 92 Area: The Hall of Atropos Location: Once the stone has been placed below the ladder outside, climb the ladder and move to the left side then jump over the shrubbery to the left and this chest will be on the other side. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 93 Area: The Hall of Atropos Location: In the area with the vines that extend by standing on the pressure rocks fall off the right side (between the two trees) of the middle platform to find a hidden ledge with this chest. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 94 Area: Outside Atropos Location: Right after walking up the stairs in the path that was blocked by the force field created from the Gorgon statue head, you will notice a statue that is pointing toward a doorway with three chests. You can't get to them because the pressure switch in front of the doorway closes the gate every time pressure is applied to it. Continue around the corner and find the Fate Statue behind the gate where you get the Spear of Destiny. Push the Fate Statue all the way over to the right side by the first pool of water. Swim across the pool and slow time then race back to the pressure switch and run through the doorway. This chest will be along with three others through the doorway. One of the chests contains the Urn of Olympus. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 95 Area: Outside Atropos Location: Alongside chest #94. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 96 Area: Atlas (Atlas Interior) Location: After pulling the bone out of the wall, pull it over to the high up ledge on the left side of the room then jump on top of it and hop up to the ledge above to find this chest along with another. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 97 Area: Atlas (Atlas Interior) Location: Alongside chest #96. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 98 Area: Atlas (Atlas Interior) Location: Directly after fighting the Rock Minotaur inside of Atlas, push the rock over to the high up ledge to exit the area (get on top and jump to the ledge) then, while on the ledge, jump and glide over to the left side to find a platform in the lava with this chest and another. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 99 Area: Atlas (Atlas Interior) Location: Alongside chest #98. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 100 Area: Atlas (Atlas Interior) Location: When you make it to the save point around the lava, hit the appendages on the side wall to make them release a rock then jump on it and destroy the object along the way. Jump and grapple across to the cave entrance up ahead. You'll see a large rock that you can break to make an updraft but don't use it just yet. Jump into the pit ahead and break the left side of the wall up ahead to find this hidden chest. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 101 Area: Atlas (Atlas Interior) Location: After climbing through the cave with the Fire Nymphs, you will reach a portion where you must climb along the ceiling. Destroy the first stalactite to the side while climbing to reveal a secret area up above the ceiling. Enter the secret area by climbing up into it to find this chest along with another chest containing the Urn of Prometheus. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 102 Area: Atlas (Atlas Exterior) Location: Once you glide over to Atlas' arms from the hanging platforms, this chest will be right beside a green chest. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 103 Area: Atlas (Atlas Exterior) Location: Get up on the high ledge that must be reached with the help of the two boulders then jump and glide over to the section of climbable wall against the left wall. Climb to the far left and this wall will lead over to a platform with this chest. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 104 Area: The Palace of the Fates (Outside the Palace of the Fates) Location: While still on Atlas' hand, after the cutscene where he helps Kratos back up to the surface, jump to the climbable wall on the platform to the left. Climb across the wall then work your way to the top to find this chest. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 105 Area: The Palace of the Fates Location: In the first room of the Palace of the Fates with the spiked floor, walk over to the right alcove and open the red chest next to the green chest before pulling the switch in the middle of the room. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 106 Area: The Palace of the Fates Location: While the spiked floor is activated, the room will start to rotate and expose alcoves with red chests, but DO NOT open them yet - you can, but there is no need to endanger yourself. Pull the cracked block out of the wall once that alcove is opened then collect the red chests on the left side while the room is safe. This one is by a crank handle. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 107 Area: The Palace of the Fates Location: In the same area as chest #106, but in a different alcove by another chest. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 108 Area: The Palace of the Fates Location: Alongside chest #107. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 109 Area: The Palace of the Fates Location: After exiting the spiked floor room, continue down that corridor and this chest will be in a left alcove on the way to the next area. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 110 Area: The Palace of the Fates Location: Right after landing on the ledge that the group of flame pillars were blocking after slowing time, check in the alcove to the right to find this chest. This is after you turn the lever with the crank handle you find. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 111 Area: Garden of the Gods Location: Right before you step into the area with all the god statues, check the alcove on the left side to find this chest next to a barred wall. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 112 Area: Garden of the Gods Location: In the room with the statues of the gods, check the left side of the room to find this chest in between one of the small spaces along the side of the wall. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 113 Area: Garden of the Gods Location: Near chest #112, just check the space beside it. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 114 Area: Garden of the Gods Location: Squeeze up against the ledge on the wall and move above the pit on the floor below while moving to the right across the ledge. You'll see a room with two chests inside through a barred window while moving across. Once you pass by the second overhead wall, jump to the floor below (there is not pit in this area) and climb the ladder past the doorway. Move to the room on the left side to find this chest along with another. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 115 Area: Garden of the Gods Location: Alongside chest #114. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 116 Area: Garden of the Gods Location: After surfacing from the red pool, move toward the camera to find this chest along with another. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 117 Area: Garden of the Gods Location: Alongside chest #116. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 118 Area: Garden of the Gods Location: Use the stone bird's flame breath to melt all the ice walls around the room to find this chest along with three others. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 119 Area: Garden of the Gods Location: One of the four chests behind the ice walls in the room with the stone bird. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 120 Area: Garden of the Gods Location: One of the four chests behind the ice walls in the room with the stone bird. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 121 Area: Garden of the Gods Location: One of the four chests behind the ice walls in the room with the stone bird. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 122 Area: Garden of the Gods Location: Once the Cerberus Breeders and Juggernauts have been defeated, climb up to the floor with the save point. Jump over to the right platform to find this chest. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 123 Area: Garden of the Gods Location: Look towards the back wall while on the platform with chest #120 to find this chest and another. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 124 Area: Garden of the Gods Location: Alongside chest #123. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 125 Area: Garden of the Gods Location: This chest and another can be seen behind some bars while climbing the ladder that leads to the save point after the Cerberus Breeders and Juggernauts fight. While still on the platform with chest #122 - #124, fall off the left side of the middle portion of that platform to find this chest along with another. Use the ledges up above to get back up. Jump to the first ledge then across to the other and then back up to the platform above. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 126 Area: Garden of the Gods Location: Alongside chest #125. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 127 (MEGA GREEN CHEST!) Area: Garden of the Gods (Auditorium of Atropos) Location: Once you break the pots and move the Fate Statue, you will notice a distortion behind the statue. Place the Fate Statue below the gate that you pull the switch to open - this is in front of the area where the translator commits suicide. Go through the time portal on the left side then immediately slow time and rush back to the distortion mentioned earlier to find this mega green chest. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 128 Area: Garden of the Gods (Auditorium of Atropos) Location: After manipulating the updraft with the switch and lever, climb along the ceiling and right when you move past the set of broken pillars climb over to the right side to find this chest below on a small platform. Drop to it then open it and jump back to the ceiling. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 129 Area: Underground Location: After moving through the door past the lift where you fought the group of Skeletons while the wall was moving downwards, this chest is against the side of the wall closest to the camera (Kratos' right). ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 130 Area: Underground Location: Alongside chest #129. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 131 Area: Underground Location: Once the Gorgons, Sentries, and Archers have been defeated in the side area that you must climb down to, jump back to the platform above the lava and climb the climbable portion of the wall on the left side. Transition to the ceiling and look for an open space to the left while climbing. Climb inside of that open space to find this chest in a hidden alcove that you can drop to. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 132 (MEGA BLUE CHEST!) Area: Underground Location: Once you fall from the ceiling where you climbed across the lava, fight off the Sentries and Archers then find the glowing object on the wall to the right. Take out Typhon's Bane and shoot the glowing object to reveal a secret alcove with two chests. Use the updraft to glide over to the chests or just fall to them when you grab onto the side of the higher ledge (Kratos will grab on when you press R1 to drop from the higher ledge). This chest will be inside the hidden area along with another. * Make sure to break the wall to the right and pull the hidden switch to make the blades in the next room move into the columns. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 133 Area: Underground Location: Alongside chest #132. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 134 Area: Underground Location: Make sure to have pulled the switch in the chests #132 and #133 area. After gliding over the lava via the updrafts, you will eventually land on a ledge. Jump and glide to the ledge on the right side to find this chest in a hidden area. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 135 Area: Underground (The Phoenix Chamber) Location: When you first enter the Phoenix Chamber, glide over to the section of stairway to the left side of the save point (in the back middle portion of the room). Walk to the middle of the stairway to find this chest. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 136 Area: Underground (The Phoenix Chamber) Location: In the Spike Puzzle room, pull the switch then break the group of pillars blocking the alcove on the far left wall. This chest will be behind it along with another. Make sure to slow time on your way toward them. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 137 Area: Underground (The Phoenix Chamber) Location: Alongside chest #136. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 138 Area: Underground (The Phoenix Chamber) Location: You'll see this chest along with three others behind some bars in the corridors right after the Spike floor room. Move down the right corridor next to them and look for the groove in the wall on the right side. Jump and grab onto the groove then leap across and grab onto the floor above. Fall to the next floor ahead to fall into the space in between the bars containing this chest and two others. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 139 Area: Underground (The Phoenix Chamber) Location: Alongside chests #138 and #140. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 140 Area: Underground (The Phoenix Chamber) Location: Alongside chests #138 and #139. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 141 Area: Underground (The Phoenix Chamber) Location: While pushing the statue toward the flame wall, push it next to the gate door on the right side right near the beginning of this room and open the gate while shielded from the flame wall to find this chest along with another. Make sure that you wait for the flame wall to pass while opening these chests since it will move inside of the alcove. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 142 Area: Underground (The Phoenix Chamber) Location: Alongside chest #141. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 143 Area: Underground (The Phoenix Chamber) Location: This chest is further in the back of the flame wall room and against the left wall. Look for a barred area with a gate just like the above chest and shield yourself with the statue while you open the gate. It will be lying beside a blue chest. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 144 Area: Underground (The Phoenix Chamber) Location: Once the Phoenix has been released, a stairway will form in the middle of the chamber. Climb the stairway and, before pulling the switch at the top, check the right side of the area to find this chest against the side wall. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 145 Area: Underground (The Phoenix Chamber) Location: Same area as chest #144, but check the far left side. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 146 Area: The Palace of the Fates Location: This chest is the one that is visible through the pillars from the middle room of the Palace of the Fates. After inserting the Hail of Boreas into the carving of Boreas, walk down the corridor ahead then look off to the left side of the chain ahead to find this chest against some pillars. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 147 Area: The Palace of the Fates Location: In the room that you enter after blowing the horn to set the Phoenix free, pull the switch to make the lift move up and expose the climbable wall along its side. Climb the wall and transition to the ceiling then break the first shiny chain to open the gate below with this chest behind it. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 148 Area: The Palace of the Fates Location: Right outside the area where you fight the Determined Man (dark soldier silhouette), use the lever to rotate the room so that the hidden alcove to the right is exposed then grab this chest in that alcove. Make sure to grab this before triggering the fight! ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 149 Area: The Palace of the Fates Location: Once you cross the bridge (and the remains of the Kraken) after the Kraken fight, this chest will be in the back left portion of the platform that the Phoenix is on. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 150 Area: The Palace of the Fates Location: Beside chest #149, but on the left side. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 151 Area: Temple of the Fates Location: After destroying the statue of Lahkesis' face, move the bell knocker platform so that the bell knocker faces to the back left section of the room then slow time. Get back up to the bell knocker platform by grappling then run across the bell knocker to reach the hidden alcove with this chest and two others. Note: To get back up to the bell knocker platform while time is slowed down, jump and glide away from it then grapple up to it when the R1 icon appears. Press the jump button one time without pressing any direction to get off the grapple point and Kratos will fall and face the bell knocker, so you don't have to line him up with it while jumping. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 152 Area: Temple of the Fates Location: Alongside chests #151 and #153. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 153 Area: Temple of the Fates Location: Alongside chests #151 and #152. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 154 Area: Temple of the Fates Location: Use the same exact technique described for chest #149 only rotate the bell knocker platform to the back right section and move across it to find this chest and two others. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 155 Area: Temple of the Fates Location: Alongside chests #154 and #156. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 156 Area: Temple of the Fates Location: Alongside chests #154 and #155. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 157 Area: Temple of the Fates Location: This chest and another can be seen through some bars along the sides of the face of Lahkesis. Move through the destroyed face of Lahkesis once the bell knocker has destroyed it and turn to the right when you step into the next room to find this chest in the side room. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 158 Area: Temple of the Fates Location: Turn to the left once you step through the face of Lahkesis to find this chest on the other side of the room across from chest #157. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 159 Area: The Inner Sanctum Location: Once you break the final mirror after the fight with Lahkesis and Atropos, step off the walkway and jump into the water on the left. This chest is in a small space along the side of the walkway in the middle. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 160 Area: The Inner Sanctum Location: In a space on the opposite (right) side of the walkway mentioned for the chest #159 location. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 161 Area: The Inner Sanctum Location: Climb the climbable wall and you will most likely notice an alcove on each side with a row of three chests in them while moving across the ceiling. Move toward the back corridor while climbing on the ceiling then drop. This chest is on the left side, so double jump toward the left and glide over to the alcove on the left side. Both jumps and the glide have to be performed slowly in order to make it to each alcove. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 162 Area: The Inner Sanctum Location: Alongside chest #161. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 163 Area: The Inner Sanctum Location: Glide to other (right) alcove mentioned in the chest #161 description to find this chest and two others. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 164 Area: The Inner Sanctum Location: Alongside chests #163. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ |_| Chest 165 Area: The Inner Sanctum (The Loom Chamber) Location: On the second floor of the Loom Chamber, this chest is inside of the opening where you need to trap the first of Clotho's arms. Fall down into the opening once the hand has been stunned and open the chest quickly before it revives. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ____ _______ __ _ __ /__\ \/ /__ \/__\ /_\ / _\ /_\ \ / / /\/ \// //_\\ \ \ //__ / \ / / / _ \/ _ \_\ \ \__/ /_/\_\\/ \/ \_/\_/ \_/\__/ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ [EX00] ------------------- The Secret Minigame ------------------- Area: The City of Rhodes Location: Once Kratos get launched by the Colossus for the first time and land in the pool of the bathhouse, destroy the wooden borders along the side of the room to find two ladies with a O button icon over their heads. Walk toward them and press the O button to engage in another minigame much like in the last God of War to get quite a few extra red orbs. ----------------- Hidden Mega Chest ----------------- Each of these hidden chests will power up one of Kratos' attributes greatly. -- Mega Red Chest (Experience) Even though this chest is right at the beginning of the Bog of the Forgotten, you will not be able to obtain it until after the second Rock Minotaur fight while leaving the bog. Kratos will return to Destiny's Atrium once again. Area: The Bog of the Forgotten Location: Once you have fought the Skeletons after defeating the Rock Minotaur for the second time, climb the circular stairway to arrive back at Destiny's Atrium. Return to the Bog of the Forgotten via the pathway near the save point. Walk down the path where the cutscene activated much earlier involving the Barbarian King to discover this big red chest alongside a smaller chest. -- Mega Green Chest (Health) This chest is hidden nearby the translator that plummets to his fate. Area: Garden of the Gods (Auditorium of Atropos) Location: Once you break the pots and move the Fate Statue, you will notice a distortion behind the statue. Place the Fate Statue below the gate that you pull the switch to open - this is in front of the area where the translator commits suicide. Go through the time portal on the left side then immediately slow time and rush back to the distortion mentioned earlier to find this mega green chest. -- Mega Blue Chest (Magic) This chest is hidden shortly before you enter the Phoenix Chamber in the area outside the circular room containing the rotating columns with blades. Area: Underground Location: Once you fall from the ceiling where you climbed across the lava, fight off the Sentries and Archers then find the glowing object on the wall to the right. Take out Typhon's Bane and shoot the glowing object to reveal a secret alcove with two chests. Use the updraft to glide over to the chests or just fall to them when you grab onto the side of the higher ledge (Kratos will grab on when you press R1 to drop from the higher ledge). This chest will be inside the hidden area along with another. ---------- Bonus Play ---------- Beat the game on any difficulty and select "New Game" and you will be able to start a new game in the same difficulty or lower difficulties with all your powerups and unlockables. How to unlock: Beat the game on any difficulty. * To play a Bonus Play, choose "New Game" from the main menu then the difficulties that Bonus Play is available on will be marked with a sword icon. Pick that difficulty and the game will ask if you want to play the bonus play mode. ---------------- Blade of Olympus ---------------- Play a bonus game with the Blade of Olympus in your inventory. How to Unlock: Beat the game on any difficulty. ----------------------- Challenge of the Titans ----------------------- 7 Rooms, 7 Challenges. Will you survive them all? How to Unlock: Beat the game on any difficulty ------------------ Arena of the Fates ------------------ Control your own destiny and wage combat on your own terms... How to Unlock: Complete all Challenge of the Titans challenge with an overall rank of "Titan". ---------- Titan Mode ---------- The Ultimate God of War II experience. Advanced players only. How to Unlock: Beat the game on any difficulty. ------------- Urns of Power ------------- Each of these urns can be used in a Bonus Play game to bestow a new power upon Kratos. To use them, access the "Status" menu after pausing the game (R1 or L1 to cycle through the menus) then turn them on from there. -- Urn of Gaia How to unlock: Find the chest containing this item in the main game. Area: The City of Rhodes Location: Once you kick the block past the pressure plate and roll underneath the gate before it closes in the building after the second Colossus fight, move the block down the right hall and kick it all the way down the corridor ahead (in the background). Position the block under the high alcove in the back of the hall and leap on top to find two chest and the chest containing this urn. Effect: Each red orb is worth ten times more than usual. -- Urn of the Gorgons How to unlock: Find the chest containing this item in the main game. Area: The Bog of the Forgotten (The Ruins of the Forgotten) Location: Once the Golden Fleece has been obtained, return to the conveyor belt with the snake eyes that shoot Gorgon Gazes and reflect each Gorgon Gaze back at the set of eyes to reveal a hidden chest. The chest containing this item is behind the middle set of snake eyes. There's also two other chest hidden behind the other two sets. See the walkthrough (Snake Eyes puzzle) for more information on the location. Effect: Kratos' attacks turn enemies to stone. -- Urn of Olympus How to unlock: Find the chest containing this item in the main game. Area: Outside Atropos Location: Right after walking up the stairs in the path that was blocked by the force field created from the Gorgon statue head, you will notice a statue that is pointing toward a doorway with three chests. You can't get to them because the pressure switch in front of the doorway closes the gate every time pressure is applied to it. Continue around the corner and find the Fate Statue behind the gate where you get the Spear of Destiny. Push the Fate Statue all the way over to the right side by the first pool of water. Swim across the pool and slow time then race back to the pressure switch and run through the doorway. The chest containing this item will be along with three other chests through the doorway. See the walkthrough (Above the Bridge Puzzle section) for more information on the location. Effect: Infinite magic. -- Urn of Prometheus How to unlock: Find the chest containing this item in the main game. Area: Atlas (Atlas Interior) Location: After climbing through the cave with the Fire Nymphs, you will reach a portion where you must climb along the ceiling. Destroy the first stalactite to the side while climbing to reveal a secret area up above the ceiling. Enter the secret area by climbing up into it to find the chest containing this item along with another chest. See the walkthrough (right before the "Atlas Exterior") for more information on the location. Effect: Infinite Rage of the Titans. -- Urn of the Fates How to Unlock: Complete all Challenge of the Titans challenges with an overall rank of "Mortal". Effect: Kratos' combo time is extended. In other words, he can slack off from a combo longer and the current chain will remain. -- Urn of Poseidon How to Unlock: Complete all Challenge of the Titans challenges with an overall rank of "Spartan". Effect: Replaces Cronos' Rage with Poseidon's Rage. -------------- Bonus Costumes -------------- (all bonus costume can only be selected from a Bonus Play game) -- Bonus Costume 1 (Cod of War) How to Unlock: Beat the game on any difficulty. Power: x1.0 Armor: x1.0 Green Orbs: x2.0 Blue Orbs: x2.0 Red Orbs: x2.0 Yellow Orbs: x2.0 Description: Kratos dons his fish outfit to strike PH33R into the pesky mortals of Rhodes while he rampages through their city with his godly powers! Oh wait... -- Bonus Costume 2 (Hydra Armor) How to Unlock: Beat the game on any difficulty. Power: x0.5 Armor: x2.0 Green Orbs: x2.0 Blue Orbs: x2.0 Red Orbs: x1.0 Yellow Orbs: x2.0 Description: To pay homage to one of the best action battles ever, Kratos wears the scales of his fallen foe proudly. -- Bonus Costume 3 (Dark Odyssey) How to Unlock: Beat the game on God mode. Power: x2.0 Armor: x0.5 Green Orbs: x1.0 Blue Orbs: x1.0 Red Orbs: x5.0 Yellow Orbs: x1.0 Description: Unleash Kratos dark side! -- Bonus Costume 4 (Athena) How to Unlock: Beat the game in Titan Mode. Power: x1.0 Armor: x0.66 Green Orbs: x5.0 Blue Orbs: x5.0 Red Orbs: x2.0 Yellow Orbs: x1.0 Description: Tackle the main game with the goddess Athena. Note: One interesting aspect of this outfit is that Athena actually uses her dual blades on her hips while attacking. They lash out like Kratos' blades, but it's still interesting to note. -- Bonus Costume 5 (Hercules) How to Unlock: Beat the game in Titan Mode. Power: x1.5 Armor: x0.5 Green Orbs: x1.0 Blue Orbs: x1.0 Red Orbs: x1.0 Yellow Orbs: x1.0 Description: Play the main game as the legendary hero Hercules. We'll find a reason for that unused character model yet! -- Bonus Costume 6 (General Kratos) How to Unlock: Collect 20 Cyclops eyes to unlock. Power: x0.50 Armor: x0.50 Green Orbs: x0.25 Blue Orbs: x0.25 Red Orbs: x5.0 Yellow Orbs: x0.25 Description: Before Olympus. Before his cry for help. A Spartan soldier is born. -- Bonus Costume 7 (God Armor) How to Unlock: Complete all Challenge of the Titans challenges with an overall rank of "God". Power: x2.0 Armor: x2.0 Green Orbs: x2.0 Blue Orbs: x2.0 Red Orbs: x2.0 Yellow Orbs: x2.0 Description: Kratos dons the armor of the God of War once again, or maybe, for the first time? Well, how did you fare alongside your family in the clone wars? Last game...on God mode...? -------------------------------- In-Game Movies - High-Resolution -------------------------------- Watch all the High Resolution (CGI) movies. How to Unlock: Beat the game on any difficulty. ----------------------------- In-Game Movies - Story Format ----------------------------- Watch the In-Game movies in order. All movies (CGI and in-game). How to Unlock: Beat the game on any difficulty. ------- Credits ------- Watch the Credits Movie. How to Unlock: N/A - Available from the start. -------------- Secret Message -------------- Get a 999,999 hit combo and a secret message will pop up with this website: http://www.islandofrhodes.org Use the Arena of the Fates if you want to try for it. Cronos' Rage or Rage of the Titans would be your best bet for racking up the hits. Just as a little head's up, the combo gauge will display the phrase "Keep Going!" once you reach 100,000 hits. -------------------- High Definition Mode -------------------- While turning the game on, hold down the following buttons before the "Sony Computer Entertainment Presents" phrase appears. Hold L1 - L2 - L3 - O - [] If done correctly the phrase will turn purple and high definition mode will be activated. This will not make a difference on older TV's. Before anyone emails me about this, push down on the left analog for L3. ------------------------- Red Orb Glitch - Mini FAQ [RG00] ------------------------- This is taken directly from the GameFAQs boards and is credited to the author mentioned below in parentheses. CONFIRMED by many readers! - Berserker (thanks to rayburn for the following) God of War 2 Infinite Red Orbs FAQ. Begun on Tuesday, August 21 2007. Version 1.0 By: rayburn Hello. I discovered this glitch a couple of nights ago. For starters, yes this is totally legit. It works. I've repeated it easily three times in a row. It's quite easy to do, in fact, although unfortunately it comes rather late in the game. I understand exactly how the glitch works, however, so there may be instances earlier in the game where it can be duplicated. This will have to be tested, and I'm sure it quickly will be Once this FAQ gets posted. I do hope I am the first to have discovered this glitch, just because that would be pretty freakin cool. =) I have never written a FAQ before, but I figured (since I didn't see it anywhere else) that it would be a shame to keep this information to myself. Okay, enjoy. God of War 2 INFINITE Red Orbs FAQ. Okay, the area of the game we are talking about is called the UNDERGROUND. It is the area just _after_ the LIFT PUZZLE with the falling spiked ceiling and the Skeleton Soldiers where you have to lower the lift and fight off the skeletons. It is the area just _before_ you discover the MEGA BLUE CHEST. In this area there is a battle where you are crossing the rope and some archers start to fire on you. You have to jump up to the BALCONY and fight a battle against some MEDUSAS and some SENTRIES. It is this battle specifically where I discovered the glitch and where you can get INFINITE RED ORBS. It works like this: Fight the battle and kill all your enemies until ONE Medusa is left. In case you didn't know, if you try to throw a MEDUSA with O, she will _always_ respond by trying to stone you. Anyway, wait for her stone gaze, reflect it, and then kill her with Plume of Prometheus. Now, press SELECT, go to Restart at Checkpoint, and Restart. You will see that the Restart point has put you once again in front of the stoned Medusa. Immediately use Plume of Prometheus to kill the Medusa. Then, before the Red Orbs even start to hit Kratos, RESTART again. You will see that, upon restart, you have retained ALL the Red Orbs you were about to receive for killing the Medusa. Now, just rinse and repeat. Restart, kill her, restart, ad infinitum. That's it folks, Infinite Red Orbs for God of War 2. **It seems that the quicker you restart, the more Red Orbs you receive. You get the most Orbs upon restart if you do not let any of them hit Kratos's body. If you restart when half the Orbs are absorbed then you'll see you get less of them. If you wait even a few seconds after all the absorption is done then the glitch doesn't work, you get nothing. MORE on why I think this happens below.. Orolinwe I discovered this Glitch by accident on my first playthrough in Titan mode. At that point, I had my Blades and Atlas Quake leveled up fully, and Cronos at lvl 2. Not wanting to ruin the challenge entirely, I didn't use the glitch to max-out but of course I couldn't help gathering a few thousand orbs to level up my Euryale. You can gather over 200 orbs at a time from each smashing of the Medusa, so it is in fact a very quick way to level up. More testing will have to be done, but it seems you can easily gather 10,000 orbs in 5-10 minutes or so. It's quite easy to see how it works, as well. It's a simple glitch where the game is registering a checkpoint when that last enemy is stoned, instead of when that last enemy is actually dead. But, when you actually kill that last enemy, and quickly Restart, the game is somehow fooled into thinking, "He killed that last enemy BEFORE the checkpoint, and he deserves all that Experience coming to him from killing that last enemy." See, the checkpoint is at the end of the battle. So, to the computer, if you kill that last enemy and then restart, then you MUST have killed that last enemy BEFORE the checkpoint, because the checkpoint CANT have happened (again, from the computer's POV) unless that enemy was already dead.. So, the computer believes you still deserve all the XP.. It's hard to explain cuz it's kind of like a timewarp, or a loopback glitch. Anyway, it may very well be there are some other places in the game where this glitch can be repeated.. Assuming you can find a checkpoint that comes RIGHT after a battle, and instead of killing the last enemy, you can instead stone them, and just repeat the same formula. Other people will have to test this, because once I finish Titan mode, I'll definitely have had my fill of GoW2 for a while. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ___ _ _____ / __\___ | |/__ \ / / / _ \| __|/ /\/ / /__| (_) | |_/ / \____/\___/ \__\/ (Challenge of the Titans) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ [CT00] Unlockables (Challenge of the Titans) - Urn of the Fates Complete all Challenge of the Titans challenges with a Mortal Rank. - Urn of Poseidon Complete all Challenge of the Titans challenges with a Spartan Rank. - Bonus Costume Complete all Challenge of the Titans challenges with a God Rank. - Arena of the Fates Complete all Challenge of the Titans challenges with a Titan Rank. ======================== Challenge 1 - Blind Fury ======================== +------------------------------------+ | Titan Ranking Requirements | +------------------------------------+ | Time | 20 seconds or less | | Red Orbs | 500 orbs or greater | | Damage Taken | 99 or less | | Enemy Kills | 4 or greater | | Max Combo | 300 or greater | +------------------------------------+ Objective: Rip out the Cyclop's eye before time runs out. Use Cronos' Rage right at the beginning of the fight to keep all the Beast Lords away from the Cyclops Berserker and focus all of your attacks on the Berserker. Keep laying out Cronos' Rage orbs until you see the O button icon appear above the Berserker then go for Action Sequence to grab his eye. The full sequence must be completed and some of the orbs must be collected from the Berserker before time runs out. If time runs out during any of the Action Sequence or while Kratos is leaping off and even a few seconds while he is on the ground then the challenge will be lost. Bonus Objective: Stone shatter at least 2 enemies. While going for the bonus, take out the Head of Euryale at the very beginning and focus on stoning the Cyclops Berserker. Turn him completely to stone with two Gorgon Flashes (/\) and this will stop any Beast Lords from riding him. Use the Head of Euryale to stone and break two Beast Lords during this time through the Gorgon Flash and the Cyclops Berserker should break out when you're done. Finish off the Cyclops Berserker with constant Cronos' Rage and normal attacks like before. ============================== Challenge 2 - Death From Above ============================== Objective: Kill ten enemies in the air before time runs out. Bonus Objective: Kill fifteen enemies in the air before time runs out. In this challenge, you will face off against a group of Legionnaire Captains, Sentries, Juggernauts, and Gorgons. Only one Juggernaut and Gorgon will appear in the arena at a time. In order to complete this challenge, knock an enemy into the air and kill them while they are airborne. Knock enemies into the air with Icarus Ascension (L1 + X). While you're up in the air with the enemies use a Rampage of the Furies (L1 + O) or a Cyclone of Chaos (L1 + []) with the Athena's Blades to juggle the enemies while falling. Either one works well or you could use a mix of both. Tartarus Rage can be useful as well, especially when you have a big group of enemies lurking below, but for the most part, stick with the other two. Since you have to jump a bunch while attempting to complete this challenge, be extra careful of the Gorgons and their deadly gazes. Only one Gorgon will appear at a time, so I would recommend hunting down the Gorgon every time that once appears and disposing of them above all else. A Cyclone of Chaos works incredibly well for juggling them - they can actually be juggled more than the other enemies. Suffering too much damage is really not an issue in this challenge since you'll likely run out of time before you die from health issues. The Gorgon Gazes are the main problem since one stoning will most likely be your last. ============================== Challenge 3 - Gorgon Graveyard ============================== Objective: Turn twenty five enemies to stone and shatter them before time runs out. Bonus Objective: Turn thirty five enemies to stone and shatter them before time runs out. This exercise is all about timing and knowing how to force a Gorgon to use her Gaze. **Always attempt to grab a Gorgon if you want her to perform an instant gaze** Deflect the gaze by tapping the L1 button right as the gaze hits Kratos and press the correct button that appears on screen to reflect the gaze on all nearby enemies and turn them to stone. Use Plume of Prometheus ([], [], /\) with the Athena's Blades or /\ hits with the hammer to quickly break your enemies. You can also switch on Rage of the Titans and use [] attacks to break them. You'll fight plenty of Cyclops, Minotaurs, Dark Nymphs, Fireball Fiends, and of course, Gorgons for this challenge. The Gorgons are the main basis for racking up high stone kills in this battle so it is not always wise to shatter them after a stoning. Try to keep the Gorgon on the screen at all times and watch for her face to glow green as she charges her gaze. "For the whole challenge of the fates I tended to use the Sword as it makes several of the challenges much easier. Gorgon graveyard for example is easy as long as you don't screw up the grabs as the cyclops break after only a few hits and you can break other enemies at range while not going too far from the medusa. I also don't recommend killing the medusa at all while doing the fight. It's nice to know where the medusa is so you can grab at her constantly and she'll come out of stone pretty quick so your not left vulnerable very long." (thanks to Captain1nsaneo for the strategy) ============================== Challenge 4 - Protect the Weak ============================== +------------------------------------+ | Titan Ranking Requirements | +------------------------------------+ | Time | 4 minutes or less | | Red Orbs | ? orbs or greater | | Damage Taken | 99 or less | | Enemy Kills | 46 | | Max Combo | ? or greater | +------------------------------------+ Objective: Protect the Translator at all costs. Bonus Objective: Do not allow the translator's health to fall below 50%. This challenge isn't as bad as you initially think it is if you know how to deal with the enemies. There is a Fate Statue in the middle of the arena that will allow you to slow time while you attack the waves of enemies (hold L1 then tap R1). This mission requires you to protect the kneeling translator. The translator will kneel and stay in the circle in the top middle portion of the screen. If the translator is knocked out of the circle then his health will start to decline. The circle will move as time progresses, so you will need to pick up the translator and move him to wherever the circle appears. A sound effect will always signal that the circle has disappeared and reappeared in another area. Listen for the sound to know when to move the translator. Always make sure that you slow time before you move him to another circle. Kratos will always slam him down just a bit in front of himself so don't stand directly in the circle when you drop him - stand in front of one of the sides. + + + + + + + + Here's the enemies you'll face and a strategy for each: Hounds: Don't ever kick these or you might kick them into the translator resulting in some extreme damage to him! Use a Plume of Prometheus to finish them off while time is slow. A Spirit of Hercules (/\, /\, /\) works good too but it's kind of overkill. Cyclops Tyrants: Slow time and use a Gorgon Flash or Gorgon Rage to turn them to stone then break them with a Plume of Prometheus or the /\ hit of the hammer. Sirens: Use the Spirit of Hercules (/\, /\, /\) with the Athena's Blades or use the Plume of Prometheus and try to get them in an Action Sequence kill (O) in order to refill your magic. The Sirens are really the worst out of all the enemies because of their constant dashing and fireball counters. Satyrs: Use the Spirit of Hercules while time is slowed down to easily kill these enemies. They will likely not survive two of these attacks. Try to get multiple Satyrs in the ground pound portion of the attack. You can also use Gorgon Rage to stone them all at once like with the Cyclops. + + + + + + + + In order to beat the challenge, you need to kill all the enemies until they stop appearing. The faster you kill them, the less you will need to move the translator since the circle will always move within a certain length of time. The final wave is composed of Satyrs and Cyclops. ============================== Challenge 5 - Reap the Rewards ============================== +------------------------------------+ | Titan Ranking Requirements | +------------------------------------+ | Time | 3 minutes and 30 | | | seconds or less | | Red Orbs | 600 orbs or greater | | Damage Taken | 99 or less | | Enemy Kills | 40 or greater | | Max Combo | 600 or greater | +------------------------------------+ Objective: Collect five hundred red orbs before time runs out. Bonus Objective: Collect six hundred red orbs before time runs out. This challenges requires that you take advantage of the combo gauge in order to collect red orbs. None of the enemies drop red orbs. While comboing enemies a number will pop up below your current combo number that will add red orbs to your supply, "+5, +20, etc." In order to keep a combo going, try to avoid getting hit much in order to continue the combo chains. The only time you can afford to get hit is when Rage of the Titans is activated. Receiving damage will not instantly ruin the chain, but it will cause Kratos to stagger enough to stop the chain usually. Rage of the Titans will be one of the main keys to reaching a high combo count along with Cronos' Rage. For this challenge, you will fight mainly Wraiths and Harpies. Hades Juggernauts will start to appear if you successfully kill over forty enemies. At the start of the battle, attack the enemies normally with whatever weapon of your choosing, preferably the Athena's Blades or the Spear of Destiny, then activate Rage of the Titans once they start to group around and hold [] to keep the combo chain going. Stay on top of the Wraiths for the most part since they will survive your attacks the longest. Keep walking toward the enemies and don't worry about taking hits. DO NOT use Prometheus' Inferno or this will wipe out your current combo chain. Use a mix of Cronos' Rage with normal attacks afterwards. Cronos' Rage is the combo saver that will keep your hits from falling. Use Cronos' Rage when attempting to open the yellow chest to the side and this will buy enough time to lift it completely. Keep in mind that when you go to lift open the chest, you will likely forfeit your current combo string. A grab kill to a Harpy will boost your red orb count by five and also notice that the Wraith enemies will leave behind three blue orbs once defeated to replenish some of your magic gauge. Only kill a Harpy with grabs if you absolutely need five orbs or need an instant invincibility from another attack. The main requirement here is to chain hits and not worry much about kills. UPDATE: An easier way to do this challenge is to use the Blade of Olympus' Divine Sacrifice repeatedly. This will drain the enemies of red orbs and hit them in the process. ===================================== Challenge 6 - Survival of the Fittest ===================================== +------------------------------------+ | Titan Ranking Requirements | +------------------------------------+ | Time | ? minutes or less | | Red Orbs | 9000 orbs or greater| | Damage Taken | ? or less | | Enemy Kills | 80 or greater | | Max Combo | 600 or greater | +------------------------------------+ Objective: Destroy all your enemies before your health runs out. Objective: Complete the challenge without using Rage of the Titans. This challenge pits you against a whole legion of enemies while your health slowly declines. You must kill in order to survive. Here's a breakdown of the enemies and some strategies for each: + + + + + + + + High Priest - Grab them to death. Jump into the air and grab them down from the air then grab them again on the ground. Kratos is invincible during the grabbing animation. Wraiths - These are the most annoying enemies in this entire challenge. Keep them at bay with Cronos' Rage while they are on the ground and try to grab them. While they fly into the air after a grab, use Cronos' Rage to keep them suspended in the air allowing them to be fully exposed to any type of attack. It's a good idea to save most of your magic gauge for when these enemies appear. Fireball Fiends - Grab these enemies every now and then if an enemy is about to hit you. Don't focus your attacks on these enemies - attack them along with the other enemies. Cronos' Rage is good to use when a whole group of these show up, but you don't want to waste all your magic on them. Hades Minotaurs - Stay at a distance from these enemies and use a Spirit of Hercules (/\, /\, /\) to hit them from a distance - face away during the first few strikes of the combo then face the Minotaur shortly before the ground pound ender. The ground pound ender will kill these enemies with just a few hits. Be sure to always go for the Action Sequence kill in order to have a few moments of invincibility and some extra blue orbs and green orbs in return. Cerberus - The High Priest are the cause of these enemies (they summon them), so kill off the High Priest quickly and you won't even have to worry about these. Wear them down with Cronos' Rage and take full advantage of the Action Sequence moves on them once the O button icon appears over them. + + + + + + + + It's not that hard to beat this challenge without the use of Rage of the Titans. Make sure to conserve your magic as much as possible. You mainly only want to use magic when the Wraiths appear or when more than one Hades Minotaur is on the screen with a slew of other enemies. You can always get magic back from a High Priest Action Sequence kill and a little bit more back from a Hades Minotaur Action Sequence kill. You'll need to kill close to 80 enemies to complete this challenge. ================================== Challenge 7 - Perfection is Divine ================================== +------------------------------------+ | Titan Ranking Requirements | +------------------------------------+ | Time | 2 minutes and 30 | | | seconds or less | | Red Orbs | 1900 orbs or greater| | Damage Taken | 140 or less | | Enemy Kills | ? or greater | | Max Combo | 300 or greater | +------------------------------------+ Objective: Kill all your enemies without being hit. Note: Atlas Quake cannot be used in this challenge. This challenge requires you to kill off Skeletons, two High Priests, several Beast Lords, and a Rock Minotaur all while not being hit once. The only hit that you can sustain in this battle is a guard breaker from a Beast Lord or a magic syphon from a High Priest - these hits do not count. Any hit will awaken the Rock Minotaur whether it is an actual hit or a touch from an enemy or Kratos. Keep the first few battles away from the Minotaurs as much as possible. To start off, either use a Spirit of Hercules to weaken the two bottom Skeletons considerably or stone them all with the Head of Euryale's Gorgon Gaze. There is no need to use a Gorgon Flash or a Gorgon Rage at this point since Skeletons stone so easily to the normal gaze. Break them with a few [] hits or Plumes of Prometheus. Make sure that you guard when they start to spin with their swords out. Action Sequence kills help out but don't get too close to the Rock Minotaur while performing them. When the Beast Lords and High Priest start to rise from the ground, stand in the middle of each wave (there will be two) and use a Gorgon Rage then break them with Plumes of Prometheus. This should clear out all the normal enemies and leave you with only the Rock Minotaur. You can also grab the Beast Lords and High Priests to death but the Beast Lords like to stay right next to you and ready an attack once the throw ends. Never jump into the air to follow a High Priest after the grab or a Beast Lord will surely hit you on the way down. Walk up to the Minotaur and awaken him with hits then get behind him and use Cronos' Rage and Spirit of Hercules. He will always perform a ground pound as his first move and he cannot hit you from behind. Once the ground pound ends, start to move away from hit and he will start his lariat. Move toward him once he finishes the lariat and hit him with a Plume of Prometheus or some fully powered Sword of Olympus [] hits. Lay out any Cronos' Rage orbs if you have them. Roll away if he starts to attack and finish him off once his attacks stop. If he ever throws a rock at you, roll directly toward him as he throws it so you can get in a few hits after the roll. Bonus Objective: Kill all your enemies without using magic. "As the challenge starts switch to a pull power blade of Olympus, triangle hit the first skeleton you can, this should make them instantly grabbable and stun them. Break all of them except for one. Stun him with a single triangle hit then run around to behind the minotaur staying against the right edge of the arena. As soon as you're in reach start doing triangle combos. It only takes 3 full triangle combos to bring him into a grabbable state. If done right this can be done before he starts spinning. This gets rid of him as an obstacle for the rest of the round. Finish the skeleton off and move on to the beast lords and high priests. I prefer using the sword because it does so much damage. If you use R1 + Triangle and line yourself right while the beast masters are coming out of the ground you can get a good one to two hits on both of them shortening the time you need to constantly grab them. Leave the high priest alone until you can focus on just them. A single triangle combo will kill a priest flat out so catching a priest while he's coming out of the ground makes it a lot easier. If you don't ignore the priest and grab them 3 out of the 4 times they need to die they will summon cyclops berserkers. This is a bad thing, a very very bad thing. However, if you ignore them they'll just walk around and try to attack you every now and again." (thanks to Captain1nsaneo for the strategy) As you can see, the main way to beat the first part of this challenge without magic is as follows: "The trick is to leave one skeleton "alive" and keep on putting him into the endless loop with the O above his head as the other enemies only arrive when ALL skeletons are dead. It's quite tedious as it takes about 5 seconds for him to recover. But while he recovers, you should attack the Rock Minotaur. When the skeleton recovers just give him 2 hits and go back to the Minotaur." (thanks to Ryno) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __________ _____ _ __ ___ ___ __ /__ \_ \/__ \/_\ /\ \ \ /\/\ /___\/ \/__\ / /\// /\/ / /\//_\\ / \/ / / \ // // /\ /_\ / //\/ /_ / / / _ \/ /\ / / /\/\ \/ \_// /_///__ \/ \____/ \/ \_/ \_/\_\ \/ \/ \/\___/___,'\__/ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ [TM00] Titan Mode Walkthrough This guide is based on my second non-Bonus Play playthrough in Titan Mode. Please note that I am not going to mention how to solve the puzzles or where to go next since you can view the main walkthrough for that information. The Titan Mode Walkthrough's purpose is to help you make it through the battles of Titan Mode and level up appropriately. Let's go over a few things first that you should definitely take note of while attempting Titan mode: - Collect Gorgon Eyes and Phoenix Feathers as soon as possible. This way, all the chests that may have contained them will be filled with plenty of red orbs. - Keep multiple files. I kept ten saves my first time through...no joke! ;) - Don't always use your red orbs once you get them. If a boss fight or tough section is coming up, save your game with all the red orbs available then try the battle with different abilities leveled up and see what works best for you. I will recommend leveling up a certain ability or weapon from time to time, but that doesn't always mean that you have to. - Level up the Head of Euryale as fast as possible! This ability is your ticket to an easy way through Titan mode. - Green chests and Blue chests will only fill Kratos' corresponding attribute by half in this mode so use them carefully. Only use them when you absolutely have to but make sure to use them if you won't be returning to the area later. - If an enemy can be grabbed, grab him! Throwing enemies at each other will help out considerably on Titan mode. Enemy throws take off more in Titan mode than other modes. Throwing Undead/Cursed Legionnaires (grab then []) and kicking Hounds are some of the best crowd control options handed to you! The only exceptions to the grabs are Satyrs since you are completely open while grabbing one allowing the surrounding enemies to hit you. - Grab enemies for the sake of invincibility. Grabbing High Priests, Beast Lords, Wraiths, Harpies, etc. will help to keep Kratos safe while dishing out punishment. - The Athena's Blades' Spirit of Hercules move (/\, /\, /\) is a wise choice for bigger enemies. Face away from the enemies for the first two strikes then turn around and hit them with the large ground pound for some very good damage. This will keep them from countering or blocking the ground pound portion - especially for Satyrs, Hades Minotaurs, and normal Minotaurs. - The Hammer's /\, /\ and L1 + /\ are some highly damaging moves. Lock enemies in place with Cronos' Rage and turn on Rage of the Titans then pound away with either of these moves. - If you have problems with a certain enemy type, open up Arena of the Fates and choose an arena with just that enemy type to learn their methods of attack. This is by far some of the best advice I can give you for later in the game. - Learn the proper timing for deflecting a Cursed Legionnaire's lunge attack. This will help out considerably for when you fight groups of them later. - Harpies are evil on Titan mode. Use extra caution while guarding their attacks and try to grab them out of the air while jumping. Keep in mind that they will damage enemies when thrown just like Sentries, Cursed Legionnaires, and Undead Legionnaires. - Be familiar with the bosses' attacks and how to avoid them. Many of the bosses' will take off some extreme damage with some of their moves so you MUST know how to avoid them. The Colossus and the final boss are perfect examples. -- The City of Rhodes -- You'll notice quite a rise in aggression in the Rhodes soldiers in the first room. They still fall to normal [] attacks and Plumes of Prometheus ([], [], /\) but make sure to use rolls every now and then when they start to gang up or take cover in grabs. L1 + [] is good when they start to gang up too much. Use a Spirit of Hercules (/\, /\, /\) for some major damage if you ever have the breathing room. Grab them all to death if everything else fails. The soldiers in the hall ahead will start running from the other side so Plume them to death. You can afford to take damage since you'll have a green chest in the room ahead, but don't forget that the green chest will only restore about half of Kratos' life. Boss - The Colossus (Part 1) Oh, the Colossus - such an easy boss. Two full hits and you're dead! Make sure to jump off the balcony before he +----------------------------+ punches it! Roll to either of the sides right | See the normal walkthrough | before he slaps his hand onto the side of the | for a list of this boss' | building then hit his hand with a Spirit of | moves and how to avoid | Hercules (it only takes one to make him | each move. | stagger). You can also unleash Poseidon's Rage | [CO01] | right before he attacks to have instant +----------------------------+ invincibility and attack him as well. Watch the Colossus very carefully if you decide to attack the soldiers - otherwise, run from the soldiers and wait for the Colossus to attempt an attack. Stay far away from the Colossus and you will only have to deal with his palm smash. Kratos' life will automatically recharge in the next area so there is no need to use the Replenisher chest before catapulting up to the Colossus. This is only a mere stepping-stone to the second battle with him. ~~ The Bathouse ~~ There's really no need to grab red chests or orb farm for this section of the game since all of the orbs will be taken away once Kratos uses the Blade of Olympus. It's quite amusing how the chests will only give about 10 orbs per pickup. Sometimes a single red orb or group of orbs will not even count. You'll have to get used to that in the beginning areas of Titan mode. The red orb chests later in the game will yield much more. Make sure to use the Replenisher chest if needed before climbing up the side of the building to face the Colossus. Boss - Colossus (Part 2) Get off the building immediately to avoid his attack. Do not move toward the far end (near the ocean) of either side and try to stay around the middle portion of each side to keep him from performing his arm strike. The arm strike can be avoided with precise rolling but there is no need to put yourself in such danger since staying in the middle will cause him to only perform his fist smash. Hit his fist with [] attacks and attack his hand +----------------------------+ that he places on the side of the platform with | See the normal walkthrough | [] attacks or a Plume. Make sure that you move | for a list of this boss' | back toward the center once he moves his arm | moves and how to avoid | away so he won't perform his arm strike. One | each move. | really good way to damage him is to jump right | [CO02] | as he is about to perform his fist smash then +----------------------------+ unleash Poseidon's Rage - this will nearly stagger him each time. Move to the side with the grapple point and jump straight up each time he pounds the platform with his fists then move back toward the center when he starts to attack again. Your life will be restored in the next area once again when the battle ends. ~~ Palace ~~ Make sure that you move to the right quickly when the archers start to fire. Grab the soldiers to death in the corridor ahead to keep from getting hit by the archers then roll toward the archers and grab them. Don't open the green chest when you first run across it - take care of the soldiers down the hall then run back and grab it. Once you climb up to the outside walkway with the soldiers, make sure that you run/roll toward the archers (both sets) and take them down first since they will only shoot at you from a distance otherwise. Use grabs often when surrounded by soldiers. Take care of the archers first in the next area with the wood planks as well. Boss - Colossus (Part 3) Don't toss his hand at him yet! Only toss the hand (R1) when Kratos gives up his magic to the Blade of Olympus! Make your way toward the Colossus at the +----------------------------+ beginning so he will stop unleashing the flaming | See the normal walkthrough | currents. Make sure to watch for his sudden | for a list of this boss' | double fist pound when you're running across the | moves and how to avoid | middle and be prepared to jump - it is quick! | each move. | You must learn how to dodge his rakes in this | [CO03] | battle if you plan to hit him up close. If he +----------------------------+ holds up his right hand then he will perform a single rake, but if he holds up his left hand, he will perform two rakes followed by a ground pound. Roll backwards each time he swings to avoid each rake then quickly jump to avoid the ground pound. Your roll must be timed very well (it needs to be right as his arm makes contact with Kratos). Jump and use Poseidon's Rage while he attacks to avoid taking damage and shower him with damage at the same time - otherwise, hit him with [] attacks from up close. Time a double jump and unleash Poseidon's Rage the exact second before his left arm hits Kratos and you will completely avoid his three hit combo. Using [] attacks mixed with Poseidon's Rage to keep you invincible is the way to go! You want even have to worry about rolling if you time your magic just right. Plumes and any type of enders are risky and Spirit of Hercules is a definite "no"! He will likely perform a double fist pound right after you release the Blade of Olympush so be prepared to jump each time then make your way back toward him. Like I said at the beginning, get near the hand and toss it at him with R1 to quickly stun him for the third time once Kratos gives up his magic. Kratos is immune to damage while he is swinging the hand. Boss - Colossus (Part 4) Stand far away from the Colossus and use Divine Retribution (L1 + /\) with the Blade of Olympus to easily finish him off without having to worry about dodging anything. If you want to play "hero", then use /\ attacks (jumping attacks work good too) and be prepared to roll/jump/run away from the blue flame that shoots from his arm. An interesting part about this battle is that you can use it to boost your red orb count a bit since red orbs do count from this point forward. Attack his right hand while he is stunned with the O button icon over his head to boost your combo gauge for some extra red orbs! Use the Divine Absolution (L1 + []) to make the combo meter go up fast. It is possible to get over a 100 hit combo on him and keep it going if you are aggressive and careful enough. Step slightly to the left of where his hand was when he places his arm back on the platform to avoid taking damage then continue with the combo. He'll release green orbs each time to help recharge your health if you mess up slightly. How patient are you? One big thing to remember, however, is if you die during this fight, you'll have to go through the last battle with him once again! It's risky, but slightly rewarding. ~~ Inside the Colossus ~~ Grab the soldiers in this area if they start to cause too many problems. Hit the hanging sandbags found along the sides for some extra orbs. Be sure to open the hidden chest behind the third burning column that Kratos stabs in order to get the first Gorgon Eye. All powerups are vital on Titan mode! ~~ The Underworld ~~ It's quite hilarious what a slap in the face this part is your first time through. Start attacking the hands on the wall above with /\ attacks immediately when you gain control of Kratos. Use the X button to move across the walls very quickly and use /\ attacks (on groups of arms) or grabs to quickly dispose of the molesting arms of Hades. Jump and climb while stopping to attack only briefly and get out of there fast! Grabs are by far your best defense when the arms start to group up since Kratos' grab will take out multiple arms and keep him invincible during the animation. ~~ Flight to the Lair of the Titan ~~ Use [] hits mixed with rams (L1, R1) and fly upward or downward when a Griffin is about to ram Pegasus. It is best to attack twice with [] and perform a ram then dodge their ram. Try to finish all enemies with an Action Sequence kill for more orbs. Make sure that you move to the correct side while avoiding the Dark Riders projectiles since they take quite a bit of damage! Fireball Wave 1 = Down Fireball Wave 2 = Left Fireball Wave 3 = Up Fireball Wave 4 = ???? Use grabs to take out as many Harpies as you can while flying into the Titan's Cave. Red Orb count = around 350 ~~ The Lair of the Titan ~~ Jump into the air and throw the Harpies down then grab them on the ground. Make sure to watch out for their attacks and block appropriately! Make your way down the side of the ledge below the camera and grab the Gorgon Eye from the chest. While on the wall, focus on using grabs to throw the Sentries off the wall when they gang up. Try to combo the grabs as much as possible (one right after the other). Save point! Red Orb count = around 700 Ignore the Minotaur when he appears down the corridor and go for the Harpies! Jump and grab them out of the air and toss them down at the Minotaur. You can actually completely kill the Minotaur just by throwing Harpies at him. Try to finish him off with an Action Sequence. ~~ Snowy Mountain Ledge ~~ Use a Plume of Prometheus on the tower to the left immediately after exiting the cave then grab the Archer and throw him at the Minotaur (O then []). Kill off the Minotaur with an Action Sequence kill then Plume the other towers while the other Minotaurs rise. Block the Minotaurs' rams then get to the Archers and throw them at the Minotaurs to damage them heavily. Fight off the remaining Minotaurs with Plumes and be on the lookout for their unblockable overhead axe hit - roll away from it! Grab all the Sentries ahead and toss them at each other (O then []) or grab them off the wall while climbing. Make sure to grab the Gorgon Eye from the chest before climbing the second wall on the outside and the Phoenix Feather from the chest behind the bars in the next cave. The first Gorgon fight can be a little pain because of the Harpies. Try to knock the first Gorgon into the air with a charged /\ attack then hit her as she falls. She can't be knocked up during her gaze. Use the combo [], /\ to quickly get to work on one of the next Gorgons and try to stay aggressive. When the Harpies appear jump and grab them out of the air and try to get rid of them as quick as possible. Kratos should stay invincible long enough during the air grabs to avoid being stoned by a Gorgon gaze. The Gorgon gazes will sometimes help out by stoning the Harpies, but don't depend on them too much for defeating the Harpies. Make sure to watch the Gorgons carefully and block their quick strikes when they try to make a move. Save point! Red Orb count = around 1800 In the area with Typhon, grab the Harpies while jumping and toss them to the ground to make them hit all the others and damage them badly in the process. Try to stay behind the rocks as much as possible but don't let that stop you from jumping and grabbing. Be sure to block when you see a Harpy turn red - that means they are about to attack. After collecting Typhon's Bane, grab the Sentries that appear and throw them at each other to get invincibility from the Archers' arrows in the background. Once the last Sentry falls, quickly pull out Typhon's Bane and fire at the Archers while moving. Make sure to run to the path hidden by the camera and throw the Sentries into the fire for the Gorgon Eye chest and other red chests. Make sure to break all the rocks on the other side of the grapple points before leaving for a fairly big red orb boost. Save point! Red Orb count = around 2500 Fall down the left side of the cave entrance on the outside and collect the chest with the Gorgon Eye and the other chest across the bridge. Use Rage of the Titans to defeat the Minotaurs after killing Prometheus and throw the remaining Sentries at any surviving Minotaurs. Before moving across the chain on the top ledge, slide down the chain beside it for a Gorgon eye chest and scale the climbable wall beside the horizontal chain to get a Phoenix Feather. Don't use the yellow chest to raise your Rage of the Titans - attack the door to raise it then hit the door and quickly turn off Rage of the Titans. Now you can come back and open the chest if you need a Rage of the Titan boost for one of the upcoming Sentry fights. Back in the cave, throw the Sentries at each other or use Rage of the Titans to take them down quickly. Save point! Red Orb count = around 3100 Recommended upgrade = Athena's Blades level 2 Remaining Red Orbs = around 400 Throw the Sentries off the wall while climbing it then free Pegasus to continue onward! ~~ Flight to the Island of Time ~~ Dodge the fireballs (you can speed up to avoid them also) and use a mixture of [] and /\ attacks for the Harpies at the beginning. Fight the Griffin Riders off with [] and ram attacks. Try to finish them off with an Action Sequence kill. Make sure to ram the Raven after the first two Griffin Riders are defeated then prepare for the next two Griffin Riders. Boss - Dark Rider Fight the Dark Rider much like you did the +----------------------------+ Griffin Riders - hit him with two [] attacks | See the normal walkthrough | then ram him. Make sure to move up or down | for a list of this boss' | after each attack to dodge his attack or ram. | moves and how to avoid | He's really not much of a problem. Dodge to the | each move. | appropriate side when he gets in front of you | [DR00] | then finish him off in the Action Sequence when +----------------------------+ he tries to kill Kratos. Fireball Wave 1 = Left Fireball Wave 2 = Down Fireball Wave 3 = Right Fireball Wave 4 = Up Fireball Wave 5 = Left ~~ The Temple of Lahkesis ~~ Collect the Phoenix Feather from the chest on the left side of the walkway above before scaling the ladder. Save Point! Red Orb Count = around 700 Use Plumes on the Guardians on the walkway. Activate Rage of the Titans if they ever start to get out of control since there are quite a few of them. Grab them and throw them at each other when they have the O button icon above them - always do this when given the chance. Grab the Hounds at the top of the next area and kick them at each other. Hounds take off tremendous damage in Titan mode when kicked so this battle will be a breeze if you keep grabbing them - just keep reaching for the closest one. Shatter the hanging bodies and vases along the back and right section of the wall for some red orbs. Open the red chests as well obviously. Once the cutscene ends after kicking down the bridge, walk over to the right side when you turn and collect the Gorgon Eye. If you've been collecting all the Gorgon Eyes up to this point, Kratos' life will be extended. Boss - Cerberus Grab the Hounds as soon as you can and kick them +----------------------------+ at the Cerberus. Try to grab the Cerberus when | See the normal walkthrough | the O button icon appears over him, but don't | for a list of this boss' | stress over it if he is not close. This boss | moves and how to avoid | will go down FAST if you kick Hounds! He will | each move. | likely die before the Hounds stop leaping into | [CE00] | the area. Titan Mode's enemy damage really +----------------------------+ screws him over. Break the statues for some red orbs then refill your stats with the blue and green chests to the side if needed. Find the red chest next to the save point above then kick around the two Hounds that appear. Save Point! Red Orb count = around 1500 Toss the Sentries off the ceiling while climbing as usual. Take shelter in kicking the Hounds at the top of the walkway so the Archers can't hit you and work your way over to the concrete structure so the Archers can't fire at you. Finish off the Hounds and single Sentry then either fire off Typhon's Bane, or simply wait for the Archers to fire then jump over to them and grab one and chunk him at the rest. When the Sentries and Archers appear on the walkway leading to the lift, grab the Archers that swawn in the back and throw them at the whole crowd of Sentries to kill them all. These Archer and Undead/Cursed Legionnaire throws are quite devastating on Titan mode - remember that! Fight the first Siren Widow normally (use a charged /\ attack to knock her up then juggle her) and break her back when the O button icon appears. When two more appear, use Typhon's Bane to put constant attack pressure on one then grab her when she is stunned. Do the same for the next Siren to finish this part easily. Don't worry about wasting magic; there is a blue chest outside. Climb the giant chain after the battle and collect the Gorgon Eye from the hidden chest and the red orbs from the other. Save Point! Red Orb count = around 2100 ~~ The Steeds of Time ~~ Boss Battle - Theseus Don't you dare level up that Typhon's Bane! Typhon's Bane level 2 is USELESS for Theseus - it will only cause the arrows to shoot rapidly but not take more damage. This battle will really try your patience when you see what you have to do. It is not super hard, but it is a very drawn out battle and you are really going to enjoy slamming the door against his head once it is finally over - all 10 hits of it. Phase #1 When you are fighting him on the ground, get +----------------------------+ used to his attacks and block them (3-hit combo, | See the normal walkthrough | upward slash, stab). Try to break his counter | for a list of this boss' | grab each time by rotating the precise direction | moves and how to avoid | displayed on the screen - the counter takes | each move. | minimal damage even on Titan mode, so it's no | [TH00] | big deal if you miss it a few times. Hit him +----------------------------+ with the combo [], /\ each time that you block one of his attacks and you will have a good chance of knocking him down. Stay on top of him with [] attacks the entire time that he is grounded and do not let up until he gets up. Try to use the big Plume finisher - [], [], [], [], [], /\ - and this will help to bring the first phase to an end very quickly. His ice stalagmite attacks are instant death most of the time on Titan mode, so you MUST avoid them. Phase #2 Once he gets on top of the building, fire off your Typhon's Bane arrows and make sure that the combo gauge on the side of the screen is rising (that means that you are hitting him). Fire off arrows until the Minotaurs arrive. Immediately run up and start to attack one of the Minotaurs with Plume of Prometheus, but back off as it starts to move. It is really a good idea to use your Rage of the Titans to remove one from the battlefield immediately through the use of [] attacks; otherwise, stand at a distance and use constant Plume of Prometheus attacks to knock them back. Make sure to grab a Minotaur once the O button icon appears above them and kill them for some extra blue orbs that you can use once the two of them are dead. Pay attention to what the Minotaur is doing (as well as his companion and Theseus) before you rush into him blindly with the finishing blow. Just because one of them has an icon over their head doesn't mean that they won't still wipe the floor with you. The second battle can get very hard since you must watch the Minotaurs' attacks and Theseus' ice shots and stalagmites. Make sure to roll from Theseus' attacks. For the Minotaurs, roll away whenever they try to perform any type of attack except for their ram. When both of them ram, make sure to hold down on guard until you hear the full two blocking clangs or they might hit you. The second battle is all about maintaining yourself throughout the course of the long battle. Stay focused and remember that the battle is very doable - it is just LONG! Memorize the Minotaurs' attacks and be sure to roll from each one of Theseus attacks. For his third phase, he will speed up all of his attacks! Don't fire off your Typhon's Bane shots immediately after you get more magic from the Minotaurs. Try to keep count of how many times you have hit Theseus. He takes exactly 28 shots for both the second and third phase of this battle, meaning you have to hit him a total of 56 times with Typhon's Bane. Hit him 27 times then start to gain magic through the Minotaurs until you get a full magic bar. This way, you want have to put up with phase 3 of Theseus as long. Each full magic bar will net you 25 shots. You will have to kill about 7 - 8 Minotaurs during this battle in order to gain enough magic to defeat Theseus. 6 Minotaurs will just about give you a full bar of magic and the next two Minotaurs should give you enough magic to finish him off. Note: When you restart, if he beats you, be sure to block since he will immediately attack as the fight begins. Climb down the right side of the platform where you fight Theseus and collect the Gorgon Eye and red orbs from the chests at the bottom. Open the chest along the way before sliding back to the other platform. Once you receive Cronos' Rage, make sure to string together the highest combo you can get. Lay out the Cronos Rage orbs so that they will continuously hit a Guardian. You should be able to get about a 700+ chain hit. Be careful since Cronos Rage will not always keep the Guardians from attacking like it used to on other difficulties. Outside of the building, open the Phoenix Feather chest to the far right and red chest. Save point! Red orb count = around 3000 Be sure to grab the Gorgon Eye from the chest of the left horse's snout. Race by the Harpies after rotating each lever then fight them at the top of each platform after activating the devices. Use air grabs. On the way back from the front of the steeds use Cronos' Rage mixed with Rage of the Titans to fight off the Guardians and Minotaurs. Try to keep the Guardians under control with constant Plumes then start activating the heavy abilities when the Minotaurs spawn. Be sure to throw the Guardians when the O button icon appears over their heads. The Minotaurs can be Plumed very easily from a distance when they are not mixed with the Guardians. ~~ The Divine Pools ~~ Save Point! Red orb count = around 3300 The Fire Birds in this area get fireball happy very quickly in this mode, so jump and snatch them out of the air if you can't reach one on the ground, otherwise, throw them from the ground like normal. Grab all the chests on the way to the Statue Room - the red chest behind the cracked wall in the Divine Pools, the red chest on the right ledge, the Gorgon Eye chest along with the other chests on the left side of the wall, the Phoenix Feather chest behind the cracked wall below, and finally the red chest beside the doors leading to the Statue Room. The Phoenix Feather will extend Kratos' magic bar if you've been collecting them all up to this point. Fall down either side while in the statue room and collect the Gorgon Eye and Phoenix Feather chest that the camera hides against the back wall. Once you collect the Amulet of the Fates use it in the next room while standing on the pressure plate and collect the Gorgon Eye from the chest beside the second pillar on the right (break the wall to the right of it) - this will extend Kratos' life bar once again! After knocking down the statue head, collect the Phoenix Feather from the chest on the left and the red chest on the right. Keep in mind that you can slow time while fighting the Wraiths and Dark Nymphs outside. This fight is still a little inconvenient even while time is slow. The Wraiths can be a pain since their ground attacks will still hit even after slowing time. Keep in mind that you can simply destroy the statue head and run down the walkway ahead to avoid the fight completely. Otherwise, grab the Dark Nymphs and the Wraiths a bunch. Try to focus on juggling the Wraiths in the air so they won't block your attacks and counter with their ground moves. Defeat the Dark Nymphs first but make sure to slow time before grabbing them. The Dark Nymphs get very fireball happy just like the Fire Nymphs. Try not to use too much magic here since you will need to it for the battle ahead. Collect the Gorgon Eye from the chest on the right side of the walkway and open the red chest on the left side. There are plenty of breakable objects that you can gain a few orbs from as well. I would recommend that you go ahead and level up Cronos' Rage to level 2 if you have enough red orbs. ~~ Destiny's Atrium ~~ The Cyclops fight is a little tough. Try to gut all the Boars with a O button grab as quick as you can. The first Cyclops isn't too bad by himself. Use a Plume of Prometheus from far away, but make sure to roll away the second that he tries to attack to avoid taking damage. Spend most of your time running from him. He will stop to roar a bunch so take that opportunity to Plume him. Try to save most of your Plumes for when he roars since it can be dangerous to do them while he runs. Make sure to take advantage of when the O button icon appears. He will die within a few hits shortly after the second special O button attack has been dealt. Once the final two Cyclops appear, start to lie out Cronos' Rage orbs to drain them of life quickly. Use all your magic! Pick one of them and spam damage on him at this point since you will have little opportunity to hit them. They will both chase you and usually one will roar at a time. Once Cronos' Rage runs out switch to Rage of the Titans and use /\ attacks to spin right into the one that you have been damaging the most. Kratos will be invincible during the spinning portion so they can't hit you once that part starts. Once one of them is taken down, carefully defeat the final one. Don't use Rage of the Titans on the final Cyclops; fight him to build up your Rage of the Titans since you will need it for the boss fight ahead! There's chests in the area that you can use to replenish youself so don't worry about going all out for this battle. Save point! Red Orb count = around 5200 Recommended upgrade = Cronos' Rage level 2 Remaining red orbs = around 1800 ~~ The Bog of the Forgotten ~~ Make sure to hit both of the hanging bodies in the trees for some red orbs before the cutscene triggers for the boss fight. Boss - Barbarian King Phase #1 The first part of the battle can easily be won +----------------------------+ by simply using Rage of the Titans along with | See the normal walkthrough | constant /\ or [] attacks. Don't use any magic | for a list of this boss' | during this part of the battle. Cronos' Rage | moves and how to avoid | can still help a bit but try to hold onto most | each move. | of your magic for later in the battle. Constant | [BK00] | Plume of Prometheus attacks from up close work +----------------------------+ well, but make sure to roll away whenever his horse stand on its back legs since the Barbarian King is about to hit Kratos with his hammer at that time. Phase #2 When he starts to summon Dead Barbarians, run up to each one and perform a grab kill to be invincible to the Barbarian's attacks. Remember that you do not have to hit him, only kill off his summoned groupies. Keep in mind that all the Barbarian King's moves are blockable during this phase. Hit him a bunch while he teleports to build up your Rage of the Titans meter for the next part of the battle - it doesn't damage him but it will help to fill the meter. When he emerges from the ground in the center and when he swipes his hammer to the side to summon Barbarians can both hit you. He also performs a ground pound for the first summon that can take damage. Phase #3 This is where your heavy hits, magic, and Rage of the Titans come into play. Stand behind him and do a constant Plume of Prometheus as he starts to grow. You should be able to get off about three while he is growing, but only the final hit will probably actually damage him. Watch for the combo indicator to appear to figure out when you're actually hurting him. From then on, you should run and stay close enough to him to where Cronos' Rage orbs will electrify him. Set them out constantly until they are all gone. Cronos' Rage must be at level 2 to fight him this way - if not then you may want to try Typhon's Bane instead. Inch close to him after your magic is gone and wait for him to swing then immediately roll away and activate Rage of the Titans. As soon as his hammer hits the ground, start performing /\ strikes directly into him with Rage of the Titans activated and that should end this phase. Kratos is invincible during the spinning part of the /\ attack, so he will not get damaged if the Barbarian is attacking at that time. Another way that I have found requires a bit of luck. You can sometimes stand behind him as he grows and keep performing Plume of Prometheus when he starts to attack, but he must perform his single hammer swing followed by a hammer pound. Whenever he does this move, he will not turn, and that is what you can really take advantage of. All you really need to do is hit him with about four full Plumes of Prometheus then Cronos' Rage (level 2) should do the rest. In other words you won't need Rage of the Titans. Another method to take him down is to use constant /\ attacks on him from behind while Rage of the Titans is activated. A full Rage of the Titans meter will wear him down a bunch if you use /\ attacks. You can just hit him with a magic ability to finish him off afterwards. If you run toward his right side at an angle during the entire battle his hits will usually miss you, but you MUST always roll in the back of him to avoid the second swipe of his three hit hammer swing combo. I wouldn't depend on this however. Phase #4 Block his hammer swing then attack him with [] attacks. Whenever he starts to draw in souls, roll away, once he releases the souls, roll toward him. Plume of Prometheus will kill him the quickest, but you should only hit him with this attack when he is readying his soul attack. If he ever starts to guard, make sure to block his counter uppercut. All of his moves except for the souls are blockable during this battle. Grab the Dead Barbarians afterward to quickly kill them off. Hit the skeleton up in the tree after leaping off the platform then gut the Boars ahead. ~~ The Temple of Euryale ~~ Save Point! Red Orb count = around 2200 Once you claim the Euryale Key grab the Beast Lords to death to defeat them easily. Try to keep a combo going with the grabs. Use Plumes of Prometheus and grab the Skeletons when the O button icon appears on the way back around the temple. They sometimes immediately counter with a blade spin after falling apart so be prepared to block. Open the hidden red chest from across the Euryale door and the chest with the Gorgon Eye immediately to the right after moving through the doorway. ~~ The Ruins of the Forgotten ~~ Knock the Beast Lord off the Cyclops Berserker and grab him to death. Be sure to hit any Beast Lord that starts to blow a horn - the back one in the second wave will always blow the horn after spawning. The Cyclops Berserker shouldn't be that much of a problem since he only has one basic attack without a Beast Lord - stomp and fist pound - which can be easily be avoided with a roll. The Berserker will always growl after his attack so ready a Lance of the Furies (L1 + O) and hit him with it directly after his attack. After lifting the gate and moving into the building ahead, stand on top of the first block you come to and hit the block suspended in the air to the side of it to get a Phoenix Feather then destroy the block you were standing on for a red chest. Move down the corridor to the left and toss the Sentries at each other along the way and grab the red chest along with the blue chest at the end. Use Cronos' Rage along with /\ Hammer strikes if the Wraiths start to get too out of control in the pit. Climb the ladder then move across the vine after swinging from the grapple point and collect the Gorgon Eye from the chest then open the red chest. Use constant grabs to kill the Fireball Fiends. A grab while one of them is up in the air will actually hit others if one of them happens to be underneath the thrown Fiend. Scope out the hidden red chest to the left up above the area where you fight the Fiends. Make sure to use Typhon's Bane to destroy the branches in the Waterway Puzzle room then grapple up to the chests and open them for some red orbs and another Gorgon Eye. Throw the Fiends to death near the right waterway. Save point! Red Orb count = around 4100 Use Cronos Rage like normal to keep the Sentries busy while you rotate the levers on each gear up ahead. Level 2 Cronos' Rage will work the best. Boss - Rock Minotaur He will start out with a ground pound, so stand +----------------------------+ to the right of him (right next to him) and use | See the normal walkthrough | constant Plumes of Prometheus until he is about | for a list of this boss' | to perform a lariat. Roll away then move in | moves and how to avoid | with another Plume after the lariat. Keep | each move. | rolling away from the lariat and hitting him | [RM01] | afterward. If he ever does another ground pound +----------------------------+ again, you can move to the right side of him and hit him without taking damage. You can also substitute the Plume of Prometheus with /\ Hammer hits. Activate Rage of the Titans and hit him with the Hammer to damage him very quickly. Move across the vine and use /\ attacks or just grab the Sentries along the way. Move across the ledge below the green chest after slowing time and find the red chest behind the hole in the wall above the grinder. Jump to the conveyor belt below and toss Sentries at each other or use Cronos' Rage then quickly roll through the gazes. Stand at the other end of the conveyor belt and toss any Sentries that get next to you toward the crowd in the back then quickly use Plumes of Prometheus to break the wooden gate. Break all the statues on the other side for some extra orbs. Go back and save your game at the save point past the dead body along the path against the camera angle after you push the platform into the swamp. Save point! Red Orb count = around 5300 Recommended upgrade = Athena's Blades Level 3 Remaining Red Orbs = 50 The Gorgon shouldn't be too much of a problem by herself. Knock her up with a charged /\ attack then attack her in the air. Open up the two unmarked chest up ahead for a Phoenix Feather and some orbs then journey back to the first large gear (wheel) after placing the soldier's body on the conveyor belt and attack it to get another Gorgon Eye. Boss - Dark Cerberus Make sure to have Level 3 Athena's Blades before +----------------------------+ this fight! The Dark Cerberus is still just as | See the normal walkthrough | aggressive as ever during this fight and will | for a list of this boss' | give you little chance to hit him without him | moves and how to avoid | attacking. Roll away from him and perform a | each move. | Spirit of Hercules (/\, /\, /\) to hit him with | [DC00] | the final ground pound portion from a safe +----------------------------+ distance. The ground pound will take him down quick. Try to time your hits so that you hit him with the ground pound after either his flame breath or his fireballs (he shoots four). Use Cronos' Rage to speed up the battle a bit if needed, but it's not really necessary. Remember that all attacks except for his fireballs are blockable. Never ever try to roll out of his flame breath while blocking it! If you don't have Athena's Blades level 3 then activate Rage of the Titans and use constant /\ attacks with the Hammer on the Dark Cerberus. This should take him down just as quickly. Reflect the Gorgon stares back at the three Gorgons outside then break them with Plumes of Prometheus or /\ Hammer attacks. Before going into the Temple of Euryale, go back to the area with the snake eyes that perform Gorgon gazes and reflect the gazes back to pick up a Gorgon Eye and Phoenix Feather. If you've been collecting all the Gorgon Eyes up till this point then Kratos will now have them all! Throw the Sentries at the Wraith on the way back to damage the Wraith very badly then kill the Fireball Fiends with grabs as usual. ~~ The Temple of Euryale ~~ Use Plumes on the stoned Cursed Legionnaires to break them as quickly as possible. Deflect their lunge attack then hit them with a Revenge counter. Use Spirit of Hercules on the Hades Minotaurs at the bottom - make sure the ground pound portions hits them from a distance. Deflect the Cursed Legionnaires lunge attacks then hit them all with a counter to keep them away. Grab a Cursed Legionnaire when the O button icon appear and chunk him at a Hades Minotaur to take some extreme damage from him. Use Cronos' Rage or pull out the Hammer and activate Rage of the Titans if things start to get ugly. Make sure to grab the obvious red chest on the way down the corridor ahead. Lower the first lift only halfway so you can get the chest below it then break the insignia by throwing a Fire Bird at it to get a Phoenix Feather. The Feather should boost Kratos' magic. Block his attacks then use /\ attacks with the Hammer on the Legionnaire Captain while he recovers from an attack. Save Point! Red Orb count = around 2400 Boss - Euryale Phase #1 This boss is not that challenging if you just +----------------------------+ know her attacks and how to avoid them. Her | See the normal walkthrough | only unblockable hit at the moment is her | for a list of this boss' | overhead tail swing. Be sure to block her | moves and how to avoid | horizontal tail swing when she lies on her belly | each move. | then roll to the right or left to avoid the | [EU00] | overhead tail swing. Her headbutt is very fast +----------------------------+ so always be ready to block when you see her raise her head into the air. Always deflect her gaze to get some extra magic. Use Chronos' Rage to damage her a little, but don't use too much of your magic this early in the battle. Hit her with only [] attacks and don't try for any Plumes of Prometheus. Try to use this phase and the next phase to build up your Rage of the Titans meter. Phase #2 When she starts to slither up the pillars, hit her from below with [] attacks and block her tail attack. It is possible to stay away from her and hit her with the ground pound portion of the Spirit of Hercules attack (/\, /\, /\) without having to worry about suffering damage. You can either get hit by the gaze wave and shake out of the stoning before she performs her splash or perform a timed double jump over it. Make sure to jump when she performs her splash or you will take damage. Phase #3 Her third phase is the hardest of her phases on Titan mode mainly because of her ground pound. She will rise up on her back tail then perform two pounds on the ground in front of her. The fist pound must be rolled away from by rolling to the left or right but the second pound can be blocked. She will sometimes do this pound combo three times in a row so you have to time your rolls well. It's good to already know the timing on how to avoid this attack before this fight since it's hard to master the timing on Titan mode - a few screwups will be all that you can afford. The timing is tricky since she doesn't perform the first ground pound immediately after standing, but she will perform the first pound of the later combos quicker if she does them in a row. You can also run from her when she starts this but you sometimes have to roll. Instead of worrying about dodging her ground pound you could also just activate Rage of the Titans then lay out three Cronos' Rage orbs followed by constant [] attacks. This will finish her off very quickly and you will only suffer about half damage. Try using some Hammer /\ attacks with Rage of the Titans activated if you're short on magic. Either way, make sure to grab her quickly when the icon appears. She will continue her onslaught even after the O button icon appears. Once the battle is over, use Cronos' Rage on the Sentries that attack and try to combo them a bit with the orbs to get some extra red orbs. You can stay in this area and raise your orb count as long as you want with infinite magic. I would recommend trying to boost your red orb count up to at least 3000. Just stone shatter five Sentries to move on. Save Point! Red Orb count = around 3000 Break the pots at the bottom of the pools for some spare red orbs and be sure to open the chest hidden behind the cracked wall near the column with the red crystals around it. Open the two red chests in the back of the camera after stepping on the pressure plate up the ladder. Use the combo [], [], [], [], [], /\ against the first Juggernaut then grab the Fireball Fiends to death. Try to weaken the second Juggernaut by having him stand below a Fiend as you jump into the air and throw the Fiend down or grab the fiend from the ground while it is in the air. Use the same combo on the third Juggernaut as you used on the first. This battle should give you enough red orbs to level up the Head of Euryale right now so go ahead and do so. Make sure to swing into the hidden alcove by the last column in order to get a Phoenix Feather and some more red orbs. Kick the Hounds on the rising platform and that should be enough to finish them all off very quickly. Use Cronos' Rage if needed, but you really shouldn't need it. Finish off the Hound in the last two waves with [] attacks. Be prepared to grab or jump and grab the Harpies in the next area. Climb the rope and pick up the Phoenix Feather and red orbs. Boss - Rock Minotaur Just like before, stand to the right side of the +----------------------------+ Mintotaur as he starts to attack. You can get | See the normal walkthrough | three full Hammer /\, /\ attack on him right | for a list of this boss' | from the beginning of the battle. Go ahead and | moves and how to avoid | turn on Rage of the Titans right then if you | each move. | have a full rage bar. This is one battle where | [RM02] | I would recommend you go all out on the boss and +----------------------------+ pulverize him with constant /\ attacks with Rage of the Titans while equipped with the Hammer. The Harpies are very deadly in this fight so you have to get this battle over with quickly. Don't even bother with Cronos' Rage, the Hammer takes way more off and with a full bar of life and a full Rage of the Titans meter, the Rock Minotaur will die before you do if you use constant /\ attacks on him. You'll have about half life left. Save point! Red Orb count = 1000 Recommended upgrade = Head of Euryale level 2 (if you haven't already) If you don't a lot of life, just run through the Skeletons and get to the spiral staircase and they won't follow. Fight them off with Spirit of Hercules if you do have enough life. Spirit of Hercules kills them off fast. Once you're back in Destiny's Atrium return to the Bog of the Forgotten via the path to the side and open the mega red chest and other red chest. Save point! Red Orb count = around 5000 Quickly roll toward the Archers in the next area and grab one of them then chunk him at the other. Grab one of the other archers that appear next to the ledge and throw him at the others. In order to save magic, don't worry about the Cursed Legionnaire, just grapple across to the next set of Archers and dispose of them then climb up the wall to the side to collect the red orbs. Grapple over to the other side and take out all the enemies by grabbing an Archer and throwing him. Use /\ hammer strikes on the Cursed Legionnaire to finish him off. ~~ The Hall of Atropos ~~ The set of Wraiths ahead can be very dangerous so I suggest you go all out on them. Run into the area and block when they appear then roll into the center of them and lay out constant Cronos' Rage orbs. Use all of your magic on them! Hit them with a Spirit of Hercules with the Athena's Blades or constant /\ hit with the Hammer (activate Rage of the Titans) while the electricity stuns them. Take shelter from their spinning blades by grabbing one of them then follow him into the air with a jump. Remember that their spinning blades are blockable. The most important thing to remember about this battle on Titan mode is that the Wraiths cannot be knocked out of their spinning blade throw. The grabs are the main savior of this fight even more so than Cronos' Rage. You can grab a single Wraith, knock him into the air, jump into the air with him, and hit him six times with [] attacks as Kratos falls then be able to grab him out of the air as Kratos hits the ground. Kratos always remains invincible during the grabs. Save Point! Red Orb count = around 6000 Use constant throws on the High Priests when you run into them. Jump and throw them out of the air after each grab. Keep your distance from the Minotaurs and use a Spirit of Hercules or Plume of Prometheus to keep them away. After opening the red chest and climbing the ladder, defeat the Harpies with grabs before walking toward the chest in the back. Deal with the two Guardians by attacking with Plumes and grabs followed by throws when they are almost dead. Attack the Guardians down the stairs the same way. Use Gorgon Gaze/Flash to stone the Satyrs then break them - it takes two Gorgon Flashes at level 2. /\ Hammer attacks with Rage of the Titans activated should work well against them as well. Make sure to pull the block out of the doorway and get the chest at the top before kicking the block through the doorway. Save Point! Red Orb count = around 7800 Jump and grab the Dark Nymphs out of the air then stomp on them with a grab on the ground. These things can get a little annoying on the top walkway. Find the chest with the Phoenix Feather on the left side of the left walkway. Ignore the spawning Juggernaut and run over to the Guardians as they enter the next room then set out a Cronos' Rage orb in the middle of them and Plume the crowd of them. Once they are stunned, grab one and hurl him at the approaching Juggernaut. Finish off the remaining Guardians and the Juggernauts shouldn't be any problem by themselves since you fight both one on one. Use the combo [], [], [], [], [], /\ to quickly kill them off but be sure to block when they attack. A Rage of the Titans may help out here though it shouldn't be a problem without it. I'd save it for the boss battle if I were you. Save Point Red Orb count = around 8100 The outside portion is really not that hard at all since you can slow time with the Amulet of the Fates. Watch for the Harpy attacks! Keep in mind that one air Harpy grab will weaken the Guardians considerably when you throw the Harpy down at them. Make sure to grab the Phoenix Feather from the chest on the platform below the two dead trees along the side of the middle platform. Boss - Perseus Phase #1 I recommend using Rage of the Titans and hitting +----------------------------+ him with [] attacks for this portion of the | See the normal walkthrough | battle. You can also try /\ Hammer hits, though | for a list of this boss' | it's hard to see him sometimes. He's hard to | moves and how to avoid | hit as it is because he will usually be trying | each move. | to hit you while he is open, so it's best to get | [PE00] | this battle out of the way at the starting. +----------------------------+ Make sure to respond quickly to the O button icon when it appears over his head since it disappears fast! Other than Rage of the Titans, constant [] attacks along with a few Plumes should work well, but be sure to guard when he starts up his eight hit dashing stab - he will start this after every teleport. Never Plume him directly after a teleport or he will hit you! While up close, he mainly goes for two hit slashes so block twice then attack. Phase #2 He seems to perform his blinding shield move quite a bit in this fight so just chase after him with Plumes while he is running away from you. Be sure to shake out of the blindness then block before he hits Kratos with his shield. The Athena's Blades' combo [], /\ works very well since you will constantly need to block. Keep in mind that a deflection + Revenge will knock him down except for directly after his shield hit after blinding Kratos. The main damaging part of the rest of the battle is his shield hit after a shield blind so make sure to shake out of the blind in order to block the shield attack. Phase #3 Take out Typhon's Bane and shoot him toward a sidewall during this phase - he will block with his shield and eventually get stunned. The combo [], /\ still works well for this part of the battle, but I would suggest taking him down with the Hammer. Work him toward a wall with Typhon's Bane then unleash two /\ attacks on him with the Hammer. Otherwise only use one /\ attack while hitting him normally and prepare to block. Once he moves to the back he only needs about three hammer hits before the icon appears. Save point! Red Orb count = around 8300 Recommended upgrade = Head of Euryale level 3 Remaining red orbs = 300 ~~ Outside Atropos ~~ Swing across the pool and toss an archer at the other. Once you claim the Spear of Destiny, use Cronos' Rage on the Sentries that appear to combo them as much as you can then start to throw them at each other. There should be enough blue chests to replenish your magic lying around. Lay out the orbs as sparingly as possible. Make sure to drag the Fate Statue out of the area and slow time so you can get the Phoenix Feather and other chests past the pressure floor at the beginning of this area. Save point! Red Orb count = around 1300 In the cave ahead, fight off the first two Sirens with Cronos' Rage mixed with [] and Spirit of Hercules attacks. Use Cronos' Rage along with Spirit of Hercules on the Hades Minotaurs and the Siren once the second enemy group spawns. Try to keep most of your magic since you will need it in a bit. You can also activate Rage of the Titans and hit the Minotaurs with constant /\ attacks with the Hammer. Take out the Head of Euryale and stone each of the two Satyrs that spawn from the ground with either a Gorgon Rage or Gaze. Break them quickly with a Plume and open the chest to the side when it is blue to gain more magic. When the Juggernauts spawn, use a Gorgon Rage to stone them or line them up and use a Gorgon Gaze. Line them up and break them with a single Spirit of Hercules - try to stand to the side of one during the ground pound and face the other to break them both with one ground pound. Boss - Icarus This battle hasn't changed much at all accept he will take more damage when he attacks or when you miss an Action Sequence command. Keep attacking him constantly while flying and remember to input the proper commands once they appear on the screen and you shouldn't have much trouble here. ~~ Atlas ~~ Save Point! Red Orb count = around 2400 Fight off the Harpies with air grabs and ground grabs near the save point and while jumping on the hanging platforms. Once you glide to the cave below, use the Head of Euryale to stone the Satyrs then break them. The Harpies can come in handy for this area if you jump and grab one then throw it down at a Satyr. Use Cronos' Rage if the Harpies ever start to get out of hand - they are actually extremely annoying at this part. Pull the vertebrae out of the wall and push it over to the ledge on the left to collect the final Phoenix Feather along with some red orbs. Boss - Rock Minotaur Get behind the Rock Minotaur right at the +----------------------------+ beginning of this battle and hit him with /\ | See the normal walkthrough | attacks from the Hammer while he pounds the | for a list of this boss' | ground. You should be able to get off a total | moves and how to avoid | of six hits. Run away from him as he starts his | each move. | lariat then move back in right when it ends and | [RM03] | get another two /\ hits. If timed precisely you +----------------------------+ should be able to get off two /\ hits and be able to run away safely before he starts another lariat. You can always switch back to the Athena's Blades real quick and roll as well. During the second battle, I would recommend that you move to the back of him during one of his ground pounds then turn on Rage of the Titans and spam Hammer /\ attacks until he dies. You can also use Cronos' Rage from a distance to weaken him quite a bit before you go for the Hammer attacks. Make sure to hop off the left side of the ledge in the next room and open the chest on the platform to the left. Save Point! Red Orb count = around 5000 Before using the updraft in the cave past the grapple point, break the wall in the pit to get the chest in the secret alcove. Don't focus on grabbing the Fire Nymphs in the cave ahead, just break their nest with constant Plumes or the Hammer and grab them when you can. Once you reach the area where you can see Atlas' face in the distance, make sure to break the first stalactite and climb up inside of the secret area above to get some extra chests. Grab the Sentries as usual while climbing across the ceiling. Save Point! Red Orb count = around 6500 After gliding down to the platform with the lever that needs to be rotated, use the Head of Euryale's Gorgon Rage or Gorgon Gaze to stone all the enemies (even the Harpies) then break the Legionnaire Captains with a Plume of Prometheus. A level 2 head should work just as well as level 3. Quickly scale the wall on the other side and break the loose rocks on the side of the wall so that they fall on the Sentries. Be sure to pick up the chest on the hidden ledge across the climbable wall when you get to the boulder puzzle area. When Atlas bestows the Atlas Quake upon Kratos, switch to Cronos' Rage and keep laying out orbs with your infinite magic. Try to string together a high combo and you'll get plenty of red orbs in return. You can string a 1500+ hit combo here if you lay out Cronos' Rage effectively. ~~ Outside the Palace of the Fates ~~ Save Point! Red Orb count = around 10000 Recommended upgrade = Athena's Blades level 4 Remaining red orbs = around 500 Grab onto the side of the left rock platform past the save point by gliding to the climbable wall then open the chest at the top. Switch to Cronos' Rage before you trigger the fight in front of the palace gates. Lay out a Cronos' Rage orb to hit the Beast Lord on the right side of the screen then hit the Beast Lord on the left side with a [] attack from the Athena's Blades to stop both of their horn blows. Use constant grabs during this battle to keep constant pressure on the Beast Lords and to shield you from the Fireball Fiends projectiles. Try to keep the Beast Lords near you and knock them out of any horn blows that they might do then you won't have to worry about any Cyclops Berserkers during this fight! Make sure to recharge any life or magic via the two chests around the sides after this battle - you won't be able to return outside. The spiked floor room can get a little annoying since the Dark Nymphs are very aggressive on Titan mode. Either lie out Cronos' Rage sparingly or use the Head of Euryale's Gorgon Gaze on them. The head will stone them very quickly and Cronos' Rage will keep a constant hurt on them. Try to grab one of them when you can, but make sure to watch for the spiked floor while stomping them. Sometimes a grab will get you hit. Make sure to grab all the red chests from the spiked floor room and replenish yourself in the rooms ahead. Open the chest in the hidden alcove after slowing time to pass the flame pillars as well. Save Point! Red Orb count = around 4200 Kick the hounds into the Guardians in the hall after the updraft puzzle. Don't grab the blue and green chest if you don't need them - you may need them during the translator portion. Kick the block into the room with the translator and position it so that it barely covers the pressure plate on the right or left. ** Protecting the Translator Wave #1 Set the translator back into the room when the cutscene plays then do a Plume of Prometheus toward the enemies and grab a Hound then kick it towards the Guardians. Take shelter in kicking Hounds and luring all enemies away from the room. Wave #2 Take advantage of a game bug. Grab the translator and step out onto the circular walkway so that the enemies appear then walk all the way back to the room where the translator was kneeling. Remove the block to seal off the room then hit the enemies with a Spirit of Hercules (/\, /\, /\) or Hammer attack (L1 + /\) through the gate. You have to stand away a bit, so the ground portion of Spirit of Hercules hits them through the gate. Wave #3 This is where the level 3 Head of Euryale really helps. The first High Priest is always the problem. Stand near the left side of the podium while charging a Gorgon Rage and wait for him to teleport near you. Unleash a Gorgon Rage then break him with a Plume of Prometheus ([], [], /\) or the Hammer (/\). This will stone most of the enemies around the translator as well. The other High Priests will always appear on the left side together right after the first High Priest falls and they will each summon an enemy, so anticipate this and perform a Gorgon Rage between the podium and the area where the Priests appear - purposely wait for enemies near the podium to break out of their stone state so they will be restoned. This will stone the Priests and the enemies around the translator. Break the Priests with a Spirit of Hercules (stand next to one during the /\, /\ portion then aim at the other one during the ground pound). This should get rid of them both. Rush into the podium with Rage of the Titans [] hits then turn it off when most of the crowd is gone. Use Cronos' Rage and Plumes (or Spirit of Hercules) to keep the remaining enemies away from the podium. NEVER EVER kick a Hound, so you don't accidentally kick him into the translator - a kicked Hound will damage the translator heavily! Save Point! Red Orb count = around 5200 Recommended upgrade = Atlas Quake level 2 Remaining red orbs = around 700 In the hall where the spikes try to crush you on both sides, grab one of the enemies and throw that one at the crowd. It is best to grab the Undead Legionnaires since Kratos will swing them and take out a whole crowd in the process. Throwing a Sentry will only hit the enemies in the direction that Kratos throws the Sentry. Sometimes you will just have to grab whatever enemy is closest however. Every now and then the last enemy takes a while to drop from the ceiling so you may want to finish off the last enemy with a /\ attack after grabbing him. Use Cronos' Rage if the enemies ever start to hit you or try to deflect their attacks and hit them all with a Revenge. ~~ Garden of the Gods ~~ Choose to restore you magic over your life if both are down low since you'll run into a green chest before the next fight. Be sure to collect the red chest in the alcove ahead and the two chests off to the left side in the statue room. Break the statue of Athena for some extra orbs also. While moving along the narrow ledge, jump off after passing the second overhead wall and climb the ladder to collect the extra chests in the hidden room on the left side. Save Point! Red Orb count = around 4100 Knock the Siren Widows into the air with a charged /\ attack then hit them as they fall to weaken them quickly. Break all the pots in the red pool! Open both chests hidden by the camera angle in the next room when you surface. Break all the ice stalactites for extra orbs and melt all the sections of ice. Stay away from the Minotaurs and hit them with the ground pound portion of the Spirit of Hercules to quickly finish them off or use Plumes from a distance. ** Boss - Cerberus Breeders and Juggernauts If you have the Head of Euryale level 3 then this part is not that hard at all, if you don't have a level 3 head then prepare for a very intense battle. Head of Euryale way: As the battle begins, run and jump in between +----------------------------+ the two Cerberus adults then charge a Gorgon | See the normal walkthrough | Rage and unleash it. Try to break both of them | for a list of this boss' | with a Spirit of Hercules - you have to perform | moves and how to avoid | this move right after the stoning or they will | each move. | break out but the ground portion will break any | [CB00] | Cerberus or Juggernaut directly near Kratos or +----------------------------+ in the path of the blades. Wait just a bit then perform another Gorgon Rage when one more Cerberus appears along with at least one Juggernaut. One Juggernaut and maybe a few Cerberus pups will appear, so immediately go after the Cerberus pups then finish off the Juggernaut with Rage of the Titans /\ Hammer attacks. Cronos' Rage way: The battle is still doable without the Head of Euryale but you are going to have to WORK for it! The winning strategy is to keep the pups busy with Cronos' Rage while you attack the adults. Start the match by running in between the two Cerberus pups and laying out two Cronos' Rage orbs in between them. Try to lay them out so that they hit one of the adults too. Start performing a Spirit of Hercules while moving toward one of the adults then hit him with constant Plumes. Lay out a Cronos' Rage orb to help you damage him and keep any nearby Cerberus pups busy. Take advantage of both Action Sequences to damage him further. Once the first adult dies, lay out a Cronos' Rage orb near the pups that are on the screen then charge one of the adults with Rage of the Titans on and hit him with constant /\ hits with the Hammer. Hit him until he dies, don't grab him when the icon appears. Lay out Cronos' Rage orbs to keep the pups busy during this whole process and continue to spam the adults with /\ hits. If the Juggernauts start to appear then ignore them and go after the remaining Cerberuses. You will have to fight the two Juggernauts without the aid of magic or Rage of the Titans but they're not really that bad one on one. Stand at a distance from them both and they will start to yell. Wait for one of them to move toward you. Usually the other will stand back and continue to yell. If they both charge then double jump over them and glide to another area and try again. You only want to fight one at a time. Block his attacks then hit him with /\ hits from the Hammer. You can hit him twice after any move except for his ram and swing attack - he recovers very fast from his ram attack. Atlas Quake way: Fighting this battle with Atlas Quake is much like fighting it with Cronos' Rage in that you will mainly use Atlas Quake to deal with the Cerberus pups and keep constant pressure on the adults. Try to use minimal Atlas Quakes at the beginning of the battle and focus mainly on Rage of the Titans /\ Hammer attacks. You should be able to get the battle down to where the Juggernauts start to enter. Once the Juggernauts enter and there is still a Cerberus adult left, this is when you will need to start using Atlas Quake frequently. Use it to stay invincible from the Juggernaut attacks while you focus on the remaining Cerberuses and Cerberus pups. The battle with the Juggernauts is no different from the method described above under Cronos' Rage. Remember that there is a green chest in the back of the arena that you can open at any time during the battle. Lure the enemies away from the chest then jump and glide toward it to open it safely. It's best to open it when only Juggernauts are in the arena. Open all the chests on the right walkway and between the bars (fall off the middle of the right walkway) after the battle. Save Point! Red Orb count = around 11500 Make sure to grab the Mega Green Chest by running back to the area where the Fate Statue was located right after stepping through the time portal ahead. After grabbing the translator, you can build up your Rage of the Titans by lying him down and hitting him. Carry him to the back hall then hit him as you drop him. Athena's Blades work the best but /\ Hammer attacks are more humorous. Make sure to drop and grab the chest below the first set of broken pillars while climbing along the ceiling ahead. Take advantage of the Fate statue up the ladder on the left side to slow time when the Cyclops attack in the middle area of the palace - climb up the ladder and slow time then jump down and hit them with a Spirit of Hercules (/\, /\, /\) with the Athena's Blades. Try to kill them all off with an Action Sequence kill to gain more red orbs. ~~ The Underground ~~ Save Point! Red Orb count = around 13500 Recommended upgrade = Athena's Blades level 4 Remaining Red Orbs = 0 While lowering the lift, use Gorgon Gazes to quickly stone the Skeletons then break them with a Plume of Prometheus. Pick one stoned Skeleton and hit him with the first two hits then face another Skeleton for the ground pound portion since the first two hits will break a Skeleton. Stoning them will give you a decent amount of red orbs also. For the first wave, keep lowering until four Skeletons show up - if you time it just right, the sequence where the first Skeleton gets stuck in the side gear will play just before you get attacked. Press away from the middle column at any time to make Kratos let go of it. Open the chests off to Kratos' right once you get off the lift. Wait at one side of the rope and use /\ hits to attack each of the three Sentries to avoid getting hit then quickly move across it with X taps. Once you reach the top of the platform with the Archers, grab an Archer and throw him at the rest to finish them off quickly. While fighting the Sentries and Gorgons, grab a Sentry and toss him at the rest of the enemies while waiting for a Gorgon to stare. Reflect the stares as usual and break all enemies with Plumes or the Hammer. Remember that you can force a Gorgon to stare by attempting to grab her. Climb across the ceiling above and wait for the Sentries to climb over to you then hit them with /\ attacks or grab them. Make sure to move into the secret left alcove and grab the red chest inside while climbing along the ceiling. Grab the Archers as they spawn on the other side and chunk them at the crowd of Sentries and other Archers. Always seek out the Archers since their toss will take out a whole crowd of enemies. Use the Replenisher chest to restore your Rage of the Titans meter since you're about to have full magic again anyway after opening the Mega Blue Chest. Speaking of which, shoot the glowing object on the wall next to the updraft with Typhon's Bane and open the Mega Blue Chest and other chest inside. Make sure to break the wall on the right side in the hidden alcove and pull the switch to make the blades on the column in the room ahead move inward. ~~ Phoenix Chamber ~~ Glide over to the alcove on the right and open the hidden chest after gliding through the lava via the updrafts. Find the red chest behind the pillars in the middle of the Phoenix Chamber and open it. Save Point! Red Orb count = around 5700 Go ahead and use the Head of Euryale to stone shatter the Skeletons and Legionnaire Captain while moving down the corridor into the spike room. Try to stay on the spiked floor long enough so that both Legionnaire Captains get killed by the rising spikes. Stone and break any survivors. Be sure to open both red chests before exiting the spiked room (pull switch, slow time, open). Open all three chests behind the bars in the corridor ahead. Jump along the hidden crevices along the corridor to the right of them to collect them. Make sure to break the statue beside the statue that you need to move for the flame wall puzzle in order to collect some extra red orbs. ** The Flame Wall This area can really try your patience. Always stand directly behind the statue and continue to push/kick the statue the whole time. You will need to lay out a Cronos' Rage orb every few seconds in order to keep the Harpies and Cursed Legionnaires from attacking. You should have at least level 2 Cronos' Rage by this point. Lay out the orbs when the enemies start to move too close and you think they are about to attack. You mainly want to watch the Legionnaire Captain since he will be the quickest to attack. I would not recommend grabbing any of the chests in this room - just leave them and come back for them later! Once you reach the left pressure plate, two Legionnaire Captains will drop. Immediately lay out a Cronos' Rage orb to keep them from moving to your side of the statue. Push the statue a little bit in front of the pressure plate so that the flame pillar knocks the statue into the pressure plate the next time. Right when the flame pillar starts to push the statue toward the pressure plate, lay out a Cronos' Rage orb then run to the other plate. Wait until the grapple point is in the distance then jump toward it and grapple! DON'T USE YOUR RAGE OF THE TITANS GAUGE DURING THIS BATTLE! Keep the Rage gauge full since you will need it in just a bit. You can return to the flame wall room and open the red chest once you're finished with the Skeleton and Hades Minotaur fight! Race back through the spike room then return to the flame wall room and the flame current will have stopped. Stand at the doorway leading to the flame wall and try to defeat the Cursed Legionnaires and Harpies from that area. Hit them with the ground pound portion of the Spirit of Hercules combo with the Athena's Blades. They will not cross through the doorway. All enemies will eventually stop spawning after enough of each type of enemy has been killed then you will be free to collect the chests without any interruptions. Push the statue over the left pressure plate and step on the right pressure plate to lower the grapple point like before in order to exit the area. Be sure to open the green chest if you need any life before pushing the urn off the pressure plate ahead. This next part can be evil. Two Hades Minotaurs will attack and several Skeletons will attack with them. Use Rage of the Titans at the beginning of this battle and try to get rid of the Skeletons as soon as possible. Use [] attacks. Use /\ attacks with the Hammer to hit the Hades Minotaurs while Rage of the Titans is activated. The best attack to use against them when Rage of the Titans is all gone is Spirit of Hercules. Run away from them and perform the first two /\ attacks then face them for the ground pound portion. Always finish them off with an Action Sequence for more red orbs. A total of three Hades Minotaurs will appear. Toss the Undead Legionnaires at each other while moving up the stairs after awakening the Phoenix. Be sure to open both chests on the sides before pulling the switch at the top. After placing the Hail of Boreas, scope out the chest on the right hall to the side of the chain before climbing it. Save Point! Red Orb count = 15500 Recommended upgrade = Cronos' Rage level 3 Remaining Red Orbs = 500 Break the pots on the right side of the room with the pedestal puzzle and be sure to collect the red chest behind the second gate. Throw the Fireball Fiends to death to finish them off. Break the pots in the room up above as well (around the green chest and in the second room with the lever). Rotate the wall of the second room so that the alcove on the right side is open then open the hidden chest. Boss - Determined Man Go all out in this fight since all of your stats will be refilled for the next boss fight. He takes more than usual, but spam him with Cronos' Rage and Rage of the Titans /\ attacks and he will go down quickly. Try to work up a good combo. You can actually continue to hit him even after the O button icon appears to get more hits and more red orbs. Boss - Kraken All of your life, magic, and rage meter will be +----------------------------+ replenished from the moment that the Kraken | See the normal walkthrough | releases Kratos after the group of cutscenes. | for a list of this boss' | Move toward his left side and use Spirit of | moves and how to avoid | Hercules mixed with Cronos' Rage to quickly make | each move. | him move his tentacle upward. If he starts to | [KR00] | attack with his tentacle then quickly roll +----------------------------+ toward the left then roll back and continue attacking. Stay in front of his tentacle coil and the first strike will always miss. Jumping [] attacks with the Athena's Blades while floating should be enough to make him stick his tentacles into the floor or wall. Use the /\ attack while attacking each of his tentacles once he sticks them into the floor or wall. Run to the very back of the area immediately after he eats the Spartan soldier to avoid his big tentacle attack. Run toward each tentacle and lay out a Cronos' Rage orb then hit them with a Spirit of Hercules to make him uncoil them. /\ Hammer attacks should work just as well. Keep in mind that all of your stats will be refilled once you reach the Temple of the Fates, so go all out on this boss fight as well. Make sure to open both chests on each side of the Phoenix before bothering him. ~~ The Temple of the Fates ~~ Open all six chests (three on each side) by rotating the bell knocker platform to the two back areas on the right and left. Be sure to open both chests on the left and right directly after moving through the face of Lahkesis also! Run back and save your game after the collecting all the orbs. Save Point! Red Orb count = around 9000 Boss - Lahkesis You need to learn how to deflect her single +----------------------------+ energy shot in order to stand a chance during | See the normal walkthrough | this battle. She will deflect the shot right | for a list of this boss' | back at you often so you must learn the timing. | moves and how to avoid | I would recommend using /\ hits with the Hammer | each move. | as your primary means of attack. The first hit | [LA01] | of the two hit /\ combo will usually stagger +----------------------------+ Lahkesis and hold her in place for the second attack while she remains on the ground. She will mainly insist on countering with her three hit staff combo also to which you can just block and hit her with two more /\ hits afterwards. Spirit of Hercules can still be used but she tends to sidestep during the middle of the attack. Plume of Prometheus makes this battle way too long so don't use this attack! Don't worry about going all out with magic (Cronos' Rage) since the magic gauge will be fully restored for the next boss battle. The main attack that you need to watch out for during this battle is her wave of three energy shots. Watch for her to suddenly fly to the side and twirl her staff around her back - this will be the signal that she is about to shoot three energy shots at once. If you have problems with deflecting the wave of three energy shots then I would suggest that you go all out on her until she starts to fly into the air and come down with a ground pound. Once she starts the ground pound phase, she will rarely perform any other attacks outside of her three hit staff combo and ground pound. Use Rage of the Titans and hit her /\ attacks from the Hammer at the beginning of the battle to quickly get her down to her ground pounding phase. Don't just attack her blindly without blocking even with Rage of the Titans activated however since she can still take off quite a bit with her attacks even then. Once she starts to fly into the air and perform her ground pound, lay out a Cronos' Rage orb under her while running away from her for some extra hits. As soon as she hits the ground, run toward her and pound her with two /\ attacks from the Hammer, lie out a Cronos' Rage orb, then retreat! Keep up this pattern and she will eventually move on to her flying phase. Her flying phase is very easy if you lure Lahekesis toward any of the sets of grapple points along the sides of the room. Grapple up to a grapple point while she is near one then jump toward her as she starts to shoot an energy shot. The energy shot will move right by you. Hit her with /\ attacks from the Athena's Blades while falling then grapple back to a grapple point before you hit the ground. You can hit her with about three /\ attacks each time while falling. Jump at her again when she starts to shoot an energy shot and hit her with more /\ attacks then grapple back. As long as Kratos is jumping toward her or grappling to a grapple point then the energy shots that she fires will always miss. /\ hits will stun her mighty fast also! Fall to the ground with her when she is stunned and perform a Spirit of Hercules combo (/\, /\, /\) on her before she has a chance to recover then grapple back to a grapple point. Try to make sure that she is near a grapple point before you stun her for the Action Sequence so you'll be able to jump and grab her easily. Boss - Atropos This battle can be a bit of a pain but it can be +----------------------------+ over very quickly if you know how to approach | See the normal walkthrough | it. Switch to Cronos' Rage at the beginning and | for a list of this boss' | try to keep away from the Sentries until Atropos | moves and how to avoid | appears in the background. Lay out one Cronos' | each move. | Rage orb to stun the Sentries then switch to | [LA02] | Typhon's Bane and shoot Atropos while she flies +----------------------------+ in the distance to make her move toward the sword that you are on much quicker. Grab a Sentry and throw it at the rest of them if they start to crowd around too much - you can also throw a Sentry to avoid Atropos' energy shots as well since the timing in deflecting them can be a bit tricky with how slow they move. Once she flies toward the platform UNLOAD on her with three Cronos' Rage orbs followed by a Spirit of Hercules (/\, /\, /\) with the Athena's Blades. If she starts to damage the sword then move a bit away from her and keep laying out Cronos' Rage orbs. Face away and perform the beginning portion of the Spirit of Hercules and face her for the ground pound portion. If you unload on her enough, you can actually finish her off the first time that she arrives near the sword! Don't worry about magic, you'll get that back for the next fight just like the last time. The main trick is to lure her toward the sword then don't let up with attacks until she is stunned or flies away. If you still have Rage of the Titans when she flies toward the platform you can take her out even faster by switching on Rage of the Titans and hitting her with constant /\ attacks with the Hammer. This boss will fall extremely fast with this method! Another thing to keep in mind is that thrown Sentries take quite a bit of damage from her and they will stop her electrifying attack. Boss - Lahkesis & Atropos This is a tough battle if you allow Atropos to +----------------------------+ get out of hand. Stand near the right mirror | See the normal walkthrough | and lay out Cronos' Rage orbs right as Atropos | for a list of this boss' | appears to drive her back into the mirror and | moves and how to avoid | damage Lahkesis in the process. Keep laying out | each move. | Cronos' Rage orbs near Lahkesis then hit her | [LA03] | with /\ attacks from the Hammer whenever you +----------------------------+ have the chance. You want to unload on Lahkesis throughout the first two phases of this battle so Atropos does not have a chance to attack. Don't use Rage of the Titans yet - save if for the third phase. Don't give Atropos a chance to attack at all and you won't have any problems. If Atropos starts to attack then remember that you can move toward the far side of the direction that her beam is headed to avoid it or just use a grapple point. It is possible to get Lahkesis into the same pattern where you can use constant jumping /\ attacks with the Athena's Blades followed by a grapple just like the last phase of the first battle, but it takes a little bit of luck since she doesn't always fly and, of course, you have Atropos to deal with now. Once Lahkesis moves to the final mirror and starts her energy pillar attacks, run toward her and activate Rage of the Titans then use constant /\ Hammer attacks to finish her off very quickly! As long as you have about 25% of your life left, she will die before you do. If you want to use more caution then you can stand back in a spot where the pillars never hit (in between them) and fire Typhon's Bane at her. Deflect her fireballs and shoot Typhon's Bane and she won't be able to hit you. Save Point! Red Orb count = around 11000 Recommended upgrade = Atlas Quake level 3 Remaining Red Orbs = around 1000 ~~ The Inner Chamber ~~ Be sure to open both chests along the sides of the walkway with the save point and the two chests on each side of the climbable wall in the room ahead (in the alcoves). If you have enough extra Red Orbs then go ahead and level up the Hammer to at least level 2. It's not really needed but it will help slightly. Endurance Run Wave #1 - Cursed Legionnaires and Juggernauts Start off by running to the far right side so that when the middle barrier appears you will be on the right side of it. Deflect the Cursed Legionnaires' attacks and hit them with a Revenge ([]) to keep them off of you. The first two Juggernauts will spawn on the right side so ready a Gorgon Rage while near them then stone both of them and break them with a Spirit of Hercules (/\, /\, /\). Make sure the ground pound portion of the attack hits both of them and they will both shatter. Perform another Gorgon Rage when the third Juggernaut spawns then shatter him with another Spirit of Hercules. /\ attacks with the Hammer should be enough to break the Juggernauts also - just try to keep them together as much as possible. Deflect the remaining Cursed Legionnaires' attacks and grab then throw them when the icon appears for some severe damage. Wave #2 - Cursed Legionnaires and Sentries Use a Plume of Prometheus on the group as they fall then just throw the rest or deflect their attacks. Remember that you can toss a Sentry at any time! Use Cronos' Rage if they every start to gang up too much. Wave #3 - Sirens and Gorgon Queens This group is deadly and the Gorgons keep you holding that L1 button tight. If a Siren performs her little blue energy pillar move at the same time that a Gorgon gazes its instant death. Basically, deflect the Gorgon Gazes and break the Sirens first with Plumes then bring out the Hammer and break the Gorgons with /\, /\. Always take care of the Sirens first then deal with the Gorgons. Do not use magic during this wave. * Open the green and blue chest if needed. Wave #4 - Cursed Legionnaires Stand at the far right end and wait for them to attack then deflect. One of them will always charge by himself at the beginning if you stand on the right side instead of the whole group. Use Cronos' Rage if they ever start to get the best of you, but they shouldn't if you can deflect their attacks well. * Do not open the replenisher chest at this time. Wave #5 - Satyrs and Hades Minotaurs Along with Wave #3, this is another annoying group simply because you can't stone them with Gorgon Rage - the Hades Minotaurs won't break. Stay on the left wall while running toward this group in order to avoid the first Satyr that will spawn then run toward the two Hades Minotaurs. Try to stand near them then start to use constant level 3 Atlas Quakes to wear them down. They should have an icon over their head after about two or three Atlas Quakes allowing you to finish them off with an Action Sequence kill. A third Minotaur will spawn after the first two are dead. Use whatever magic that you have left to weaken him as much as possible with Atlas Quake then activate Rage of the Titans and hit him with /\ attacks from the Hammer. Defeat the Satyrs with Rage of Titans /\ Hammer hits as well. Spirit of Hercules works well for the Satyrs once your Rage of the Titans meter is gone but make sure to run from them and hit them with the ground pound portion of the attack from a distance. A good idea is to get them stuck behind a barrier then hit them with a Spirit of Hercules - you'll need to move away from the barrier for the ground pound to hit. It should only take about four ground pounds to finish them with max level Athena's Blades. The Satyrs can easily pin you down with their aggressive attacks during this battle, so you must perform an attack that makes you invincible (or slightly invincible) or run and hit them from a distance in order to fight them. * Run back and open the replenisher chest to refill your magic. Wave #6 - Cursed Legionnaires and Sentries This group doesn't fall in a good pattern, so I would recommend using a Cronos Rage orb to stun them at the beginning then grab one of the Sentries and chunk it at the rest. A group of Sentries will fall on the right side so you can just grab one of them and throw him at the rest without using any magic though this can be risky with how tightly compacted the group is. Wave #7 - Sentries, Cursed Legionnaires, and Cyclops Gorgon Rage is the key here. Run toward the far right of the area and avoid the Sentry attacks by moving to the side or jumping. Right when the Cyclops' fall, perform a Gorgon Rage then run to the blue chest if you magic is low! Everything will be stoned, so you can easily open it and refill most of your magic. Perform another Gorgon Rage as the Cyclops' break free from the first stoning - try to wait until the other enemies break out to so you can restone them. All you need to do is perform a Plume of Prometheus to break both Cyclops'. They break and stone very easily! Ready another Gorgon Rage and stone the third Cyclops as he falls then break him with a Plume. Finish off the rest of the enemies by either throwing Sentries at them or deflecting the Cursed Legionnaires' attacks and hitting all enemies with a Revenge. Use Cronos' Rage if the remaining enemies ever start to gang up. As already mentioned, the Cyclops' are very susceptible to a Gorgon Gaze, so you could easily just Gorgon Flash them to stone them. I would recommend a Rage over all other forms of stoning but it's your choice. Boss - Clotho The fact that you can slow down time during this battle via a Fate statue pretty much allows you to own her as it is. Use Spirit of Hercules (/\, /\, /\) with the Athena's Blades to stun her arms very quickly then beat her like you normally would. This is basically a puzzle fight anyway. Boss - Zeus Phase #1 At the beginning of the battle, run to the right +----------------------------+ or left side of the platform near Zeus and hack | See the normal walkthrough | away at one of his hands with /\ attacks as he | for a list of this boss' | leans against the platform. Use Atlas Quake to | moves and how to avoid | stun to the Siren Widows. If the full attack | each move. | hits them then the icon will appear over their | [ZE00] | head. Grab one of them to finish it off and +----------------------------+ stun Zeus. If another Siren is near you then grab it as well - you can finish off two before they start to recover and this will damage Zeus a bit more. Make sure to jump to avoid the shockwave from Zeus' hand as it hits the platform. Run toward Zeus' body and lay out one or two Cronos' Rage orbs. This will cause him to pull his hand back and lean it against the platform so hit his hand with /\ slashes before he pulls it back. It shouldn't take that many stuns to finish this phase if you try to spam him with damage in this fashion. His attacks take off tremendous damage so you can't afford to get hit that much at all! If he is about to hit you then just perform an Atlas Quake to make Kratos invincible or dodge the attack appropriately. Try to save as much magic power as possible for the next phase of this battle. Zeus will give off enough orbs to replenish a bit of magic but you will need all that you can get. Phase #2 This fight can get a bit irritating since he is hard to hit at this time without having to worry about dodging his attacks or getting a lightening bolt stuck up your ass. You mainly need to focus on deflecting his lightening bolts when he throws one toward you. Every time you deflect a lightening bolt be ready to roll from his sliding punch. He will ALWAYS perform his sliding punch directly after you hit him through a lightening bolt deflection so you must roll or run to the side (running is risky). Hit him after rolling from his sliding punch with a Divine Retribution (L1 + /\). Have Kratos turn around after the roll then perform the move to hit him with the energy shot portion of the attack. Attacking him is never totally safe, so you will always have to watch out for his lightening bolts. You can use Cronos' Rage to trap him in place during this fight then turn on Rage of the Titans and wail on him with /\ attacks, but I would recommend saving all magic for the third phase since you'll be almost done by then. It's your decision though - use Cronos' Rage for whichever battle you loathe the most. Phase #3 Once he steals the blade he will be even harder to hit and it can be very risky just taking damage from him at this point. Stay away from him and perform a Spirit of Hercules from a distance to hit him safely. Face away while performing the first two /\ attacks then face Zeus for the ground pound portion. If he ever starts up an attack while you are pressing /\ then roll immediately to the side. His attacks are quick at this time so always watch him. Make sure to watch out for his blade swings as he blindly staggers before he is stunned since they will hit you if Kratos is in his path. Phase #4 When Kratos gets the blade back, use the same strategy as explained in the second phase to weaken him. This is the phase where it is good to go all out with Cronos' Rage and Rage of the Titans /\ attacks. Trap him in place with Cronos' Rage then pulverize him with /\ attacks while Rage of the Titans is activated. Once he steals the Blade of Olympus again and surrounds himself with thunder orbs, activate Rage of the Titans then run toward him and hit him with [] strikes until he is stunned. He may not stun even after a full Rage of the Titans meter attack, but he should be very close to it, so just hit him with Spirit of Hercules sparingly once again just like in the third phase. Now, you've basically beaten Titan mode. 'grats! _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ___ _ ____ / __\/_\ /___ \ / _\ //_\\ // / / / / / _ \/ \_/ / \/ \_/ \_/\___,_\ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ [FA00] [1] Q: What is the quickest way to get Cyclops Eyes? A: Arena of the Fates. Choose to have three Cyclops Berserkers that will respawn and tear eyes to your heart's content. Set your life to infinite with infinite magic and use Cronos Rage to weaken them quickly. The eyes can also be collected through Challenge of the Titans Challenge #1. Keep in mind that you must choose to "Return to Challenge Select" then choose Challenge 1 once again in order to collect another eye. Restarting the challenge will make you lose the current eye that you got. Make sure to "Save Progress" to keep the eyes. Bonus Play will allow you to collect the eyes in the story mode, though this will take about four playthroughs. UPDATE: In front of the Palace of the Fate, you can allow the Beast Lords to blow their horns to continually summon Cyclops Berserker. Using this technique, it is possible to gain all 20 eyes in the main story. [2] Q: Do I always get to keep my built-up Kratos no matter what mode I play on? A: Not always. You must start a new difficulty from scratch. Only Bonus Play will allow you to start with your current built-up character for a difficulty that you have already beaten. Keep in mind that once you beat a new difficulty or new game your built-up character's stats will reflect the stats of the character's stats on the game that you just finished. So if you beat it on Titan mode and you already had a maxed out character, your character will be degraded to whatever stats the one on Titan mode had once you finished. [3] Q: What is the quickest way to get red orbs in a new game such as Titan mode? A: Find all the Gorgon Eyes and Phoenix Feather as early as possible. In other words, DO NOT skip a single chest! The red orb chests later in the game will give out the same amount of red orbs as they did on other difficulties so you better take full advantage of this in Titan mode. Try to always go for minigame kills. This will always yield a greater orb count. Also try to chain hits as much as possible. Lay out Cronos' Rage orbs during magic trials. Like when you are supposed to show off to Atlas. Show him some high string combos courtesy of his friend Cronos instead! This will give you close to 1000+ extra orbs if done correctly. [4] Q: What is the quickest way to get orbs for my main character that I want to max out? A: Go to Arena of the Fates and play around in there for a while. You can keep all the orbs that you get as long as you go back to the Arena option menu and save your progress. You can also keep playing through any challenge on Challenge of the Titans. Make sure to "Return to Challenge Select" and "Save Progress" once you're satisfied. Restarting a challenge will forfeit your red orbs from the prior challenge. [5] Q: I've made it all the way to The Great Chasm but every time I try to jump toward the Palace of Fates from the broken bridge I die. How do I advance further? A: A cutscene is supposed to trigger on the far end of the broken bridge. If a cutscene didn't trigger then you have ran across a game bug (a glitch!). The only advice I can offer is to restart from the last checkpoint or try to restart from a prior save. If that doesn't fix it then try the game on another PS2. I have received word that you can skip the second movement where Icarus fights with Kratos in the cutscene (let him win) and the rest will play smoothly. I think sometimes this cutscene doesn't play at all though. Just passing the word along. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ __ __ _____ _____ __ ___ __ __ __ __ /__\/\ /\/__\/__\/\_/\/__ \/\ /\\_ \/\ \ \/ _ \ /__\/ / / _\ /__\ /_\ \ \ / /_\ / \//\_ _/ / /\/ /_/ / / /\/ \/ / /_\/ /_\ / / \ \ /_\ //__ \ V //__/ _ \ / \ / / / __ /\/ /_/ /\ / /_\\ //__/ /____\ \//__ \__/ \_/\__/\/ \_/ \_/ \/ \/ /_/\____/\_\ \/\____/ \__/\____/\__/\__/ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ [EV00] -- Copyright This document Copyright 2007 - 2008 Kevin Hall (Berserker) God of War Copyright Sony Computer Entertainment INC., 2006. This document is for private and personal use only. Do not try to sell this document for profit. This is a free document and should remain free. Do not try to reproduce this document in any way, shape, or form. Do not alter this FAQ in any way. Use of this guide on any other web site, besides the sites that have contacted me, or as a part of any public display is strictly prohibited, and a violation of copyright. If you want to use this FAQ on your site, then contact me for permission first before posting it. This FAQ can only be found on a few sites as of now and I am keeping a list of those sites. Contact me if you want to use it. -- Special Thanks - my parents - Sony Santa Monica - FernieG for the Cyclops eye technique in front of the Palace of the Fates - Jake for the Blade of Olympus strat for CotT challenge 5 - Derillion from the AN boards for making that post about the High Definition Mode code in the GoW II thread. I would have probably forgotten to add it in this guide otherwise. ;p - Jay for the Rage of the Titans tip. - Ori for the "Dark Odyssey" costume correction. -- Version History Version 1.0 - (March 26, 2007) - Walkthrough portion is finished! Still not completely done with the boss battle sections though. Version 1.1 - (March 28, 2007) - Cleaned up the walkthrough just a bit and added some bigger borders with some areas along with search codes. Started on the Challenge of the Titans section and also updated some of the boss fights in the main walkthrough with some strategies for Titan mode. Version 1.2 - (March 29, 2007) - Changed many of the enemy names to the official names and corrected a few errors. Version 1.3 - (April 2, 2007) - Added a complete checklist of every red chest or unmarked chest in the game. Version 1.4 - (April 5, 2007) - Completed most of the Challenge of the Titans arenas, though I'm still lacking a few bits of information on some of the challenges. Updated a few of the puzzle solutions in the walkthrough to make them read a bit better. Version 1.5 - (April 6, 2007) - Added a bit more to the secrets section. Version 1.6 - (April 11, 2007) - All the Gorgon Eye and Phoenix Feather locations are now noted in the walkthrough and at the beginning of the chest list. "Secret Message" was added to the secrets section. Good luck with that... Version 1.7 - (April 13, 2007) - Weapons and abilities section is now finished and has some better formatting. The boss fights have some formatting changes for the attacks also. I still have one more section left to add to this FAQ then I will consider it done. Version 1.8 - (April 27, 2007) - A Titan Mode Walkthrough is now available near the bottom of this guide. I'll polish it up a bit in the next update. Version 1.9 - (May 18, 2007) - Added the High Definition Mode code to the secrets section and added an extra strategy for Challenge of the Titans Challenge 5. Version 2.0 - (July 4, 2007) - Strategies were added for Challenge 7 to beat it without magic and an extra strat was added to Challenge 3. A tip for Rage of the Titans was added to the Basics section. Added my blog address to the "About Me" section as well. I went ahead and declared the guide finished, though I am never happy with my work, so you can still expect updates. ;) Happy 4th! Version 2.1 - (September 7, 2007) - Added information about a red orb glitch, made the Bell Puzzle description a bit easier to understand, and added an extra detail about the Spike Puzzle in the Phoenix Chamber. Forgot to change the version number at the top of the page as well... doh! Thanks a bunch to those that have emailed me thus far! Version 2.1 - (April 25, 2008) - The urls to my recent God of War Chains of Olympus guide were added to the top and bottom of the guide. It was written in the same style as this GoW II guide basically. Version 2.1 - (September 10, 2008) - Added a mention of the red orb glitch to the actual walkthrough. -- Contact Info I can be reached at my email address, which is > berserker_kev @ yahoo.com <, so please contact me if you have any questions, comments, etc. I don't mind receiving emails at all. All I ask is for you to try to make the email decent. I realize that some people do not speak perfect English or cannot type that well, so that doesn't really matter to me, but all that I ask is that you try to make it readable. If you found this walkthrough helpful, an email would be most appreciated. I would prefer you not to add me to your messenger, but if you do, at least tell me a bit about yourself and why, or if I know you, tell me who you are. One of my pet peeves is when people just add me to their messenger without saying anything. I usually just deny their request. -- About Me Well, my name is Kevin. I'm 27 years old (as of March 2007) and reside in the US (Mississippi). I've been an avid player of video games ever since I first got an Atari 2600 back when I was 6 years old. I've tried to escape into many other hobbies but always wind up back to square one with video games. My favorite gaming series is Resident Evil by far, then second would be Castlevania. Playing just about any survival horror is a major high point in my gaming experience. A few of my other interests include horror movies, anime, and I'm a complete message board junkie. You can find me at Artic Nightfall (Berserker) or the Resident Evil or Castlevania IGN message boards (berserker_kev). I'm also a big fan of viewing artwork, though I can't draw myself. Even though I can't draw, I try to be a creative person through writing, and hopefully that reflects in my guides. My dream job is to be a professional walkthrough writer, but until then I will continue to publish guides for free on GameFAQs and the various other gaming sites. 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