God Of War II LIVE HARD - DIE GREAT - BURN IT DOWN!!!! - Full FAQ/Walkthrough Authored by VampireHorde MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM M M MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMM M M MMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMM MMMM MMMM MMMMMMMMMM MMMMM MM MM MMMMMMM MMMM MM MM MMMMM MMMM M M MMMM MMMM M M MMMM MMMM M M MMMM MMMM M M MMMM MMMM M M MMMM MMMM M M MMMM MMMM M M MMMM MMMM MM MM MMMM MMMMM MMM MMM MMMMM MMMMMMM MM MM MMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMM MMM MMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMM MMM MMMMMMMMMMMM MM MMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMM MMM MMMMMMMMMMMM MMM MMMMMMMMMMMM MMM MMM MMM MMM MMM MMM MMMM MMMM MMM MMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM ======================================================================= ======================================================================= _____ ___________ ____ ___ __ _____________________ _ __ / _/ |/ /_ __/ _ \/ __ \/ _ \/ / / / ___/_ __/ _/ __ \/ |/ / _/ // / / / / , _/ /_/ / // / /_/ / /__ / / _/ // /_/ / / /___/_/|_/ /_/ /_/|_|\____/____/\____/\___/ /_/ /___/\____/_/|_/ ======================================================================= ======================================================================= What it do nephews? Welcome back to the violent world of ancient Greece. But whatever! Scroll down and read the walkthrough already! ENOUGH TALK, FIGHT!!! ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ DOMINATION - GAMEPLAY ASPECTS +++ --CONTROLS (KRATOS) X BUTTON: JUMP/DOUBLE JUMP/SWIM/GLIDE SQUARE BUTTON: LIGHT ATTACK/DIVE CIRCLE BUTTON: GRAB TRIANGLE BUTTON: HARD ATTACK L1 BUTTON: BLOCK/DEFLECT WITH FLEECE L2 BUTTON: ACTIVATE MAGIC R1 BUTTON: ACTION BUTTON R2 BUTTON: SUB-WEAPON --CONTROLS: (PEGASUS) X BUTTON: PEGASUS DASH (drains magic power) SQUARE BUTTON: LIGHT ATTACK TRIANGLE BUTTON: HARD ATTACK CIRCLE BUTTON: GRAB L1 BUTTON: DASH LEFT R1 BUTTON: DASH RIGHT ON TO THE WALKTHROUGH! ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ____ __ __ __ _ ______ _/ / /__/ /_/ /_ _________ __ ______ _/ /_ | | /| / / __ `/ / //_/ __/ __ \/ ___/ __ \/ / / / __ `/ __ \ | |/ |/ / /_/ / / ,< / /_/ / / / / / /_/ / /_/ / /_/ / / / / |__/|__/\__,_/_/_/|_|\__/_/ /_/_/ \____/\__,_/\__, /_/ /_/ /____/ ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ PRIMAL CONCRETE SLEDGE - FULL WALKTHROUGH +++ Looks like Kratos isn't happy being a god. Sigh, here we go again! +++ AREA: RHODES +++ The level begins inside a chamber room with multiple enemies. Begin slashing away using hard combos. All the enemies here are too simple so slash away until a short cutaway occurs. With the room cleared, go up to the door and press the R1 Button and then rapidly tap the Circle Button to open the door. Head outside and continue the onslaught of fast combos. Once the walkway near the door is clear, head for the other end but WATCH OUT! The Colossus will smash his fist through the walls leaving an open gap. Jump past the large hand and into the gap. Open up the Green Chest and then climb up the ladder to the next area. +++BOSS BATTLE: THE COLOSSUS - PART 1 Jump down to the lower area and start slashing at the enemies. The Colossus is prone to using slam and swiping attacks with its right arm. Use evasive rolls when the Colossus starts to rear its arms (that means it's gonna pound the floor). Attack the boss's arms with hard combos until it falls back in pain. Repeat the tactic two more times and the Colossus will become stunned. From there, a cutaway will show the catapult machine. Jump up to the catapult machine and toss a rock at the boss (press the R1 Button at the base). When the boss is out, press the R1 Button to mount onto the catapult and then rapidly tap the Circle Button to fling yourself sky-high onto the Colossus. From there, a series of buttons will show onscreen. Press the button that is shown onscreen to deal massive damage to the boss. If successful, Kratos will remove the boss's right eye and then get thrown halfway across the city to another area. If you pressed the wrong button, the boss will grab Kratos and slam him back to the ground. If that happens, I suggest memorizing the button layout! +++TITAN MODE NOTE: The Colossus has a brand new attack where he slams both fists into the center of the arena. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ AREA: RHODES BATHHOUSE +++ +++I SAID "WHAT WHAT" IN THE BUTT: TEN DOLLARS TWO HOURS Emerge out of the water and climb out to the ledge. Break down the wall on the right side to see two lovely wenches. You know what to do! You don't need me to tell you how to get the job done. Once you're done, I suggest "doing it" a couple of more times to hear some funny lines from the ladies. When you're done loving the ladies, jump back into the water and swim through the large pipe (wait, what?). Use a Dash Charge on the gate and then swim up to an open area. Swim towards the ledge on the right side and then jump up and climb the ladder. Access the lever across from the ladder and press and hold the R1 Button to activate your first grip holder. Jump up to the grip holder and press and hold R1 to swing. Swing and jump to the next ledge and then continue forward. Jump up to the higher ledge and open the door and head outside. +++TITAN MODE NOTE: Next to the lever is a Save Point! Use it! Destroy the small number of soldiers and continue upwards to the ladder. Climb it up and head forward but WATCH OUT! The Colossus will smash its foot through the wall in an attempt to squish you down. Rapidly tap the Circle Button to throw it back. Continue towards the Blue Chest (open it if you want) and then climb up the wall to the rooftops. Its boss battle time again! +++BOSS BATTLE: THE COLOSSUS - PART 2 Jump down the balcony to face off against the Colossus again. The strategy is still the same: evade and counter. The boss has some unblockable and unavoidable attacks (like its goddamn forearm attack) but all you have to do is stay evasive and continue to pound hard combos on its arms. You'll notice that on the right side of the balcony, there is a grip holder. You can jump and swing to the opposite balcony and continue your assault from there. You can alternate from balcony to balcony to avoid its pound attacks and then attack it while it turns around. When enough damage is dealt (when it reels in pain three times), the Colossus will keel over on the other balcony and a Circle Button will appear above its arm. Quickly make your way to the arm and then press the button to begin the kill sequence. You then have to press the buttons that appear onscreen to finish the first half of this battle. When successful, Kratos will land back onto the balcony. You then have to damage the boss until it keels over again. Repeat the kill sequence and then the boss will grab Kratos and try to squish him. Rapidly press both the L1 and R1 button to set Kratos free. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ AREA: RHODES PALACE +++ Open the Blue chest and jump up to the upper area and open the door. Go around the corner and you'll see some archers on the other side of the gate. Ignore the archers and turn right and then turn right again into another hall. SAVE GAME! Eliminate the enemies that appear here. First, roll towards the archers on the other end of the hall and kill them first and then get rid of the other soldiers until the room has been cleared. Now its time for your first puzzle! +++DOUBLE STEP PUZZLE SOLUTION: You'll notice two buttons (one on the other side of the gate). When Kratos steps on the button in front of him, the gate will open and then close if he steps off. Look to the left side of the wall where the button is located to find a statue pedestal. Grab the pedestal and then drag it to the button to open the gate. Do a light charge kick to kick the pedestal to the adjacent button. Roll under the gate and then drag the pedestal on the button to open the adjacent door. +++SECRET: THE URN OF GAIA Before opening the next door, drag the pedestal into the hallway on the right side. Kick the pedestal towards the end of the hall and then break apart the statue above the pedestal. You will notice three chests above. Jump up towards the chests using the pedestal and open the middle chest to obtain the URN OF GAIA Bonus Item. Open the other two chests as well! Bring the pedestal back to the switch button and open the gate. Make your way into the hall to encounter the last batch of soldiers. Before you eliminate them, roll towards the archers at the end of the hall and get rid of them. Now finish off the soldiers and then head for the elevator (open the Red Chest if you want). Activate the lever to ascend to the top. When the elevator stops, the Colossus will peek through the open window. Perform a hard combo on its eye to trigger a cutscene. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ AREA: EASTERN RAMPARTS +++ Time to get the Blade Of Olympus! Climb up the wall to the top. Soldiers and archers will try to stop you but why? First, ignore the soldiers and roll towards the archers. Eliminate those archers and then wipe out the soldiers to clear the top balcony area. Open the double doors and head inside. Crack the green chest open and grab the goodies and then smash the windows open and head out. It might seem like a good idea to cross the wooden bars but with so many archers and soldiers below, it's not worth the trouble. Jump down to the bottom area and eliminate the archers on the upper perch. When the archers are gone, rid the soldiers and then climb back up to the wooden bars. As you cross the bars, there are TWO hard-to-see chests on the right side of the bars. Simply double jump towards them and then open the chests for the goodies. Continue crossing the bars towards the Save Point. SAVE GAME! Now ascend ladder and enter the next room. Slide down the chain to the lower room and destroy the soldiers. Enter the door to the next area. +++BOSS BATTLE: THE COLOSSUS - PART 3 WAVE 1: As you head towards the Blade, the boss will continue pounding the floor. To stop him from doing that, run towards the large piece of metal (the boss's missing left hand) and press the R1 Button to fling it at the boss. Now head for the Sword and press the R1 Button. WAVE 2: For this wave, you need to physically damage the boss. Run up towards its body and pound the hard combos on it. Use triple evasion when it uses its double-swipe and slam attack. Continue attacking it until it keels back. Now head for the Sword and press the R1 Button. WAVE 3: Same as above. Continue the barrage of attacks until it keels back and then head to the Sword to finally obtain it! Now that you have the sword, you've basically drained all of your powers back to nothing. Run up to the boss's forearm and inflict hard combos with the sword until it falls over. Use simple evasion to avoid being electrocuted. Once the boss is really damaged, press the Circle Button when it starts floating on its head to enter the boss's "internal" organs. +++BOSS BATTLE: THE COLOSSUS - PART 4 Get ready because this is the longest part of this battle! Once inside the boss's body, make your way up the scaffoldings and eliminate the soldiers inside. BE CAREFUL! There is falling debris and watch for those blue-colored rods. Head for the center platform and smash the chains binding it. Press the R1 Button when prompted to drain all of the blue energy. Now continue up the scaffoldings until you reach what looks like a dead end. Use the wooden wall to scale to the top. As you continue, the floor will collapse. Double jump up towards the zipline above and then scale towards the other end of the area. Jump down (press the R1 Button) and eliminate the soldiers. Use the wooden bars and cross to the center platform. Smash the chains and then press the R1 Button to drain more power. Cross the wooden bars again and head towards the other scaffolding. Head up and scale the wall to the top. Eliminate more soldiers and then head for the center platform. Shimmy on the center platform to the left and then climb down (press the R1 Button) and continue shimmying to the left and then climb up. BUT BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING ELSE....!!!! +++POWER-UP: GORGON'S EYE There is a secret area near the blue-colored bars. As soon as you climb up the scaffolding (where you shimmied), make a left turn to the side to see a wall to scale. Climb it up and you'll see a chest. Open it to grab the Gorgon's Eye! Now jump down and smash the center platform and press the R1 Button to drain the power. Now climb the rope to the top and jump towards the scaffolding. WHEW! +++BOSS BATTLE: THE COLOSSUS - PART 5 Now make your way to the ladder at the other end and climb it to the top. There is a lever just near where you ascended. Above the lever is a zipline. PUZZLE TIME! +++THE PENDULUM PUZZLE SOLUTION: Head towards the lever and activate it to lower the pendulum. Now jump down and whack it a few times to get it swinging. Now head back up to the lever and press it again to raise the pendulum. When the pendulum rises, it will swing back and forth (slowly) and block the blue energy that is flowing towards each of the boss's eyes. Double jump to the zipline above and patiently wait for the pendulum to swing towards the left eye. When the energy is blocked, quickly zip past the eye towards the middle. When the pendulum swings to the right eye, quickly zip to the end of the line and jump down! WOOHOO! Now make your way to the center platform and destroy the chains and SUCK that last piece of blue energy to FINALLY finish this battle. Now exit the area through the boss's mouth. WELCOME TO GOD OF WAR 2 ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ AREA: PALACE OF RHODES +++ Approach the Blade Of Olympus to trigger the first epic showdown with the almighty god of Olympus, Zeus. --BOSS BATTLE: ZEUS Unfortunately, you are SCREWED! Press the Circle Button when prompted to trigger the next cutscene. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ AREA: HADES +++ After the cutscene, climb up the wall and attack the protruding arms to release green energy and restore health. Jump to the right and then continue climbing to the top towards the light. SAVE GAME! You will see a bunch of dead soldiers in the area. One of them is still alive, though. Approach him and talk to him to trigger a cutscene and the arrival of the Pegasus. Once the soldier leaves, mount onto the Pegasus. IT'S TIME TO RIDE! ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ FLIGHT OF THE PEGASUS - PART 1 +++ Attack the flying beasts (griffons) that surround the Pegasus and continually attack them until the Circle Button appears. Do NOT use hard attacks on them or they will fly off and shoot energy balls at you. Just use continuous light attacks (Square Button) to avoid the hassle. Once prompted, press the button shown onscreen to perform a cool fatality. There are four beasts that need to be killed, so do it! After the griffons have been killed, another enemy (a large raven) will start doing dive bombs at Pegasus. The fastest way to kill this bitch is to use the Pegasus Dash. When the raven performs the dive bomb, press the X Button and any of the attack buttons AT THE SAME TIME to trigger a kill sequence. Press the button shown onscreen and then rapidly MASH the Circle Button to kill that goddamn raven. And now for the last part! Dodge the enemies' purple energy balls until you enter the next area. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ AREA: LAIR OF THE TITAN +++ --MISSION OBJECTIVE: FREE THE PEGASUS Once you've "landed", attack the harpies that appear and then descend the stairs to the bottom. DO NOT ATTACK THE FINGERS JUST YET!!! Continue towards the bottom of the area and climb down. +++POWER-UP: GORGON'S EYE Descend the wall to the bottom to find a Gorgon's Eye and a blood chest. Open them both and then climb back up. Attack the middle finger (*snicker*) and roll to the other side. Now it's time for some wall-climbing! Head to the other end and descend down the wall. IGNORE the enemies that appear here! They will only distract you! Press the R1 Button to quickly descend and the X Button to ascend faster. Continue downwards and then towards the right side. Scale the ceiling and then descend the next wall. Scale the next ceiling and then down to the bottom floor. Destroy any enemies that followed you! SAVE GAME! Head down the path to encounter the Minotaur and some harpies. Use jump attacks to damage them both and then press the Circle Button when prompted to finish off the Minotaur. Continue down the path towards a cage on a zipline. Smash the cage and zip down the zipline to the other side (open the Blood chest if you want). Exit the area to a snowy Cliffside. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ AREA: THE SNOWY CLIFFS +++ In this area, you will encounter three archers perched above wooden scaffoldings and three minotaurs. Attack the scaffoldings to bring down the archers and then use a Grab attack to kill them off. +++TITAN MODE NOTE: There will be 6-7 additional minotaurs that will appear during this battle so be prepared! Deal with each minotaur the usual way and then ascend the cliff. Shimmy to the left and then climb up to the top. Open the chests if you want and then zip down the zipline. Approach the large bird to trigger the cutscene. After the cutscene, attack the chains on the old man (Prometheus) to bring him down. Now descend the chain down to the bottom. Go around the fiery blaze and you will be shown another Cliffside (with a Save Point at the bottom). Descend the walls to the bottom (while avoiding the enemies) and then destroy the ones that are waiting for you near the Save Point. SAVE GAME!! Go around the path and eliminate more enemies. At the end of the path is another Gorgon's Eye, so go and get it! DO NOT CROSS THE BRIDGE YET! You don't have the weapon needed to cross that bridge! Instead, scale the nearby wall to the top and enter the helmet-covered entrance. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ AREA: TYPHON'S CAVERNOUS PRISON +++ Enter the cavern and open the two chests for goodies. At the end of the cavern is a grip holder. Press the R1 Button to do a large jump to the other side. Notice that caged-up chest? Here's how to get it: +++POWER-UP: PHOENIX FEATHER To open up the cage, go to the right and you will see another zipline that takes you back to the area where you started. When you take the zipline down, keep pressing the R1 Button BEFORE you land on the ground to do a large jump towards the cage. This will open up the cage and get you a Phoenix Feather. Continue down the cavern until you reach a small circular area. BATTLE TIME! A gorgon will appear and you gotta kill that bitch! Use light attacks and evasion rolls. Simple rolls will keep you from being frozen. When the Circle Button appears above her head, grab her and ROTATE the analog stick in the direction it points to AND HOLD IT THERE! The next direction will tell you to ROTATE the analog stick 360 degrees in a specific direction. Do it and you will behead that whore! Two more gorgons appear together with some harpies. Use the same strategy with the first gorgon and behead both those skanks. Once it's clear, smash the pillar blocking the way and descend towards the Save Point at the bottom. SAVE GAME! --MISSION OBJECTIVE: OBTAIN TYPHON'S BANE As you approach Typhon, he begins blowing gusts of wind towards you. When he stops, approach each ledge and wait until he starts and stops blowing gusts of wind to move to the next ledge. To get rid of the harpies, use jump-and-grab attacks (when behind safe ledges). As you approach the top ledge, smash the large pillar and knock it down to make a bridge towards Typhon. Wait for him to stop blowing gusts and then approach the top pillar across from him and press the R1 Button to jump towards him and obtain a new weapon! +++NEW WEAPON ACQUIRED: TYPHON'S BANE Once you've acquired the weapon, start using it on Typhon (hold the L2 Button to aim and the Square Button to fire). Fire enough arrows at him to blind him. Now make your way towards the bridge back to the ledge. Archers and soldiers will appear in the area, so use the Typhon's Bane to rid the archers and then take care of the soldiers. Head to the right to see more grip holders and three far-off archers. Use the Bane and fire lots of arrows until the archers are gone. +++SECRET CHESTS: There is a fire pit and some soldiers further down where Typhon is located. You need to toss the soldiers into the fire pit by grabbing them and then pressing the Square Button. After tossing 4-5 of them, the ice wall melts to reveal four hidden chests with goodies! Now jump and swing your way back to where you started the level. Destroy the rubble and go back to the Save Point. SAVE GAME --MISSION OBJECTIVE: FREE PROMETHEUS ++POWER-UP: GORGON'S EYE Before going back to the area with the old man, go back down to the area with the broken bridge. Shoot an arrow at the shining light to reveal a grip holder. Jump and swing towards the other side to find a blood chest and a Gorgon's Eye! Now head back to the area where the old man is hanging for his life. Use the Typhon's Bane a couple of times to bring him down. This will trigger a cutscene and give Kratos' a new power. +++NEW POWER OBTAINED: RAGE OF THE TITANS More soldiers and some minotaurs will appear on the other end. Destroy them with the Rage powers or use hard combos to eliminate them. Now climb up the newly opened path up the cliff. At the top, you will see wooden scaffolding. To bring it down, shoot an arrow at it and then climb it up to the top. Go up the next set of steps to a broken bridge area with a zipline but DO NOT TAKE IT YET! ++SECRET AREA #1: Right next to the broken bridge, there is a large chain that goes down. Jump towards the chain and slide down to a secret cavern with two blood chests and a Gorgon's Eye! YEAH! ++SECRET AREA #2: On the wall of the cliff next to the zipline is a wall that you can scale. Climb it to the top and then to the left to find three chests (one with a Phoenix Feather)! Cross the zipline and eliminate the soldiers that are crossing. At the other end of the zipline, jump down to the door entrance. Activate Rage (L3 + R3) and use a combo to break down the door. Now it's time to free Pegasus! Go back to the area where Pegasus is being squished (the Hand Cavern) and activate Rage Of The Titans. Attack each of the Titan's fingers to get him to release Pegasus. WHEW! Now hop on and fly outta the cavern. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ FLIGHT OF THE PEGASUS - PART 2 +++ Just like the first encounter, you will be swarmed by numerous griffons and harpies. Use continuous Light Attacks on the harpies and the griffons and perform the fatality on the griffons when prompted. +++TITAN MODE NOTE: Instead of solo griffons, you will encounter 3-4 griffons with soldiers riding alongside them. After you kill three griffons, you will encounter the Dark Raven. Again, use continuous Light Attacks on it while circling around the raven to avoid being hit. After much damage, the raven flies off and starts shooting energy orbs. Dodge about 5-6 orb attacks and then the kill sequence begins. Press the buttons that appear onscreen to kill the raven handler and then the raven itself. As Kratos falls from the sky, press the button that appears onscreen before he falls! PRESS THE BUTTON!!!!!! AAAHHHH!!!! ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ AREA: TEMPLE OF LAHKESIS +++ Jump and grapple your way to the top of the temple. Make a right turn and you will find the Save Point. SAVE GAME! Before you ascend the ladder, go to the other side of the balcony to find two chests with some goodies and a Phoenix Feather. Now climb up the ladder to the top. Grapple higher to the upper balcony and jump up. A new soldier enemy will appear. Eliminate all the soldiers in the area (or don't) and then ascend the next ladder to the top. As you approach the center area, you'll see numerous hell hounds. Uh-oh! How do you kill so many hounds? Simple, you grab them! That's right, approach every hound and keep pressing the Circle Button and Kratos will grab and kick each hound (and then he'll snap their necks after more grabs). **NOTE: Every time you grab a hound, Kratos takes NO damage for those few seconds when he is grabbing and kicking the hound. Believe me, using grab attacks on the hounds is MUCH easier than using combos. +++THE DOUBLE GATE PUZZLE SOLUTION See that lever? If you activate the lever, you will descend to a lower level. There is a step-button and a door lever across from you that you need to pull. Unfortunately, you can't step on the button AND pull the lever, so you need some "help". Go back to the center court above. Attack the hanging corpses to retrieve some extra blood. One of the hanging corpses is still in human form so cut it down and have Kratos haul it with him back to the lever. Activate the lever to descend back to the lower area. Haul the dead body with you and place it on the step-button. Now pull the lever all the way back and then enter the metal gate before it shuts itself. Simple. Enter the next area. Now head for the large bridge and kick it down to trigger a cutscene. After the cutscene, it's mini-boss battle time! You can't go any further from there, so go back. +++POWER-UP: PHOENIX FEATHER The bridge has two ledges: one on the right and one on the left. The ledge on the right takes you to the next area. But at the end of the left ledge, there is a special chest that has a Phoenix Feather just for you! Grab it and then take the ledge on the right side. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ AREA: GARDEN OF LAHKESIS +++ +++MINI-BOSS: CERBERUS + HOUNDS Go back near the entrance of the bridge and go around the ledge to the other side. Careful because the ledge collapses! Jump through the open path and jump down to encounter Cerberus. The strategy is the same with the previous hounds. Grab and kick each hound towards Cerberus (be sure to kill the hounds for health!). After 5-6 kicks to Cerberus, perform some combos on it to trigger the kill sequence. Press the Circle button and then rapidly mash it to decapitate the first head. Repeat the strategy two more times to kill the three-headed bitch. Now make your way to the lower area of the courtyard to see some statues. Destroy the third statue to bring down a pedestal. Drag and kick the pedestal under the ledge that Cerberus emerged from and then jump up to the top to find a Save Point on the left side. SAVE GAME! This may seem like a dead end but its not. Squeeze between the pillars right next to the Save Point. Now scale down the wall to the bottom area. Go around the ledge to find two chests with goodies. Ascend the ladder located between the chests and grapple the ceiling. Make your way down the ceiling while eliminating soldiers. Head all the way to the other side of the ceiling and then climb up to the top. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ AREA: UPPER GARDEN - PATHWAY TO THE STEEDS +++ Once you climb up, more hounds will appear. There are also some annoying archers on the other ledge, too. Use the Typhon Bane on the archers and grab and kick all the hounds until the area is cleared. Jump towards the adjacent balcony and more soldiers and archers will appear. Eliminate them all to clear the area and then approach the lever and activate it to descend. In the next area, you will encounter the Siren. She has two attacks: a double swipe attack and her shriek attack. If you stay far, you can avoid SOME of her shrieks. For this battle, use HARD combos and lots of evasion for the best results. Do 1-2 hard combos and then roll away. When the Circle Button appears above her head, press it to kill her (and crack the door). Kill three Sirens to blast the door open but DO NOT exit just yet! ++POWER-UP: GORGON'S EYE: See that massive chain on the wall? Climb up the ledge next to it and then jump onto the chain and run up to the top. Scale the ceiling and scale to the other end to find a couple of chest with goodies including a Gorgon's Eye! Exit the area to find the Save Point. SAVE GAME! Now jump down onto the large chain and make your way towards the Steeds Of Time. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ AREA: THE STEEDS OF TIME - ENTRANCE +++ Climb up to the top. Go around the gate entrance to find a lever on the other side. Activate it to bring down a zipline. Head for the zipline and zip down the next balcony for first boss fight since the Colossus! +++BOSS BATTLE: THESEUS WAVE 1: This fight isn't as hard as it looks. The main strategy here is to use DEFENSE and lots of quick combos. Attack Theseus and then roll back. When you are attacking and see that he is about to strike, press the BLOCK BUTTON to counter. Blocking is the key! Always BLOCK! Use evasive rolls and well-timed blocks to defend from the boss. Sometimes the boss will grab you and you are prompted to rotate the Analog stick. When successful, Kratos will grab the boss and slam him down. Keep up the defensive tactics and the boss will soon keel over. WAVE 2: Theseus will perch himself above the doorway and start shooting thunderbolts and summoning ice spikes. Use evasive rolls to keep from being hit. To kill the boss, shoot arrows at him with the Typhon Bane. Keep firing at him non-stop until your Magic is depleted. At that point, Theseus will summon minotaurs. Destroy the minotaurs to replenish health and Magic and continue to shoot arrows at Theseus until he falls over. WAVE 3: When prompted, press the Circle Button to perform a fatality. Once Kratos grabs the Key Item, mash the Circle Button for a bloody finish to Theseus. Eeeeew!!! +++KEY ITEM OBTAINED: THE HORSEKEEPER'S KEY Enter the room and open the two chests for goodies. Read the book on the mantle if you want and then exit the area on the left or right side. Make your way to the top of the steed and jump to the upper tower and zip back to the area where you started the level. Be sure to grab the chests from both sides before taking the zipline because you won't be coming back to this area! ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ AREA: HORSEKEEPER'S DOOR +++ Place the Horsekeeper's Key on the front door and enter inside. Approach the mantle and press the R1 Button to obtain a new power. +++NEW POWER ACQUIRED: RAGE OF CRONOS Use your new power on the soldiers that appear. Clear out the area to open the gates. Exit from the left side and go up the ladder to the top to find the Save Point. SAVE GAME! On the other side of this area is a chest with a Phoenix Feather, so don't hesitate to grab it. Now make your way down the pathway to the reins of the steeds. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ AREA: REINS OF THE STEEDS +++ PUZZLE TIME! +++THE COLORED LEVER PUZZLE SOLUTION: Here's how it works, there are four different colored levers. Each one you pull slowly rotates back into position. When you pull a lever, a certain energy source will open in the upper area and you must insert the Horsekeeper's Key to keep it open. Rotate the GREEN lever. Quickly make a left turn and scale the wall to the top. Approach the pole that is flowing with green energy and place the HK Key on it (BE QUICK!). Notice the little harpie with the grip holder? **NOTE: After activating the green energy pole, jump all the way down to the bottom to find a chest with a Gorgon's Eye. Now head back to the lever area and rotate the RED lever. Quickly turn right and scale the wall to the top and place the HK Key on the red energy pole. Notice that other harpie with the grip holder? Go back down and rotate the BLUE lever. Run back up to the right side and climb up to the top. Use the grip holder and swing to the other area and quickly ascend the stairway to the blue energy pole. Place the HK Key on it. Now jump back to the last lever. Yup, you guessed it. Do the same thing with the YELLOW lever on the left side. Once all four levers and poles are open, head back to the lever area and press the R1 Button to unlock the reins. Now approach the center and press the R1 Button. Time to wrangle up them horses, YEEEHAWW!!! Rotate the analog stick in the direction indicated onscreen to wake up those valiant steeds, HEIGH HO SILVER!!! After the cutscene, work your way BACK to the Garden of Lahkesis. Destroy all the soldiers and minotaurs to unlock the gates and then cross the gigantic chain back to the temple. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ AREA: TEMPLE OF LAHKESIS +++ As you head back to the temple, scale the wall and destroy the rubble blocking your way. Head up to the top and go around the ledges to find a Save Point. SAVE GAME! Enter the next area. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ AREA: THE DIVINE POOLS +++ Enter the Divine Pools to encounter some new harpie enemies. When you kill them, they explode so be careful! Once the area is clear, approach the back wall of the waterfall and destroy the wall to gather lots of blood and find a blood chest. Go up the waterfall and make a right turn. You'll find one more blood chest. Now head left to a balcony and go around it. See that wall? Scale it all the way to the left to find a hidden ledge with three chests (one that has a Gorgon's Eye!). Go back to the wall and scale to the bottom ledge. Make a right turn and continue scaling down and then left. Break open the wall to find a hidden chest with a Phoenix Feather inside. Now go back up to the upper ledge and eliminate the exploding harpies and then kick the double doors open. Enter inside for a new puzzle! +++AMULET OF THE FATES PUZZLE SOLUTION: In this massive room, there is large statue with a green Amulet on its head and a step-button across the doorway you just entered. Jump down to the bottom area. There is a lever on the upper left of the area that will only partially open the metal gate if you activate it. There is also a step-button on the lower area of the floor. If you step on it, the pillars will rise and then fall when you step off. (There's also a hidden chest with a Gorgon's Eye next to the button!) See that large centerpiece in the middle of the room? Walk up to the front of it and drag it BACKWARDS to reveal a hole. Swim into that hole and break open the wall blocking the way. Emerge on the other end and approach the statue to obtain the Amulet of the Fates Key Item! Now swim back to the other side. Stand on the button to raise the pillars but DO NOT STEP OFF! Activate the Amulet (L1 + R1) to freeze time and then make your way to the pillars and jump back to the top area before the timer runs out. Now step on the button across from the statue and then activate the Amulet. Run towards the statue's hands and jump on them to trigger a cutscene. After the cutscene, smack the statue's head off and then jump down. Turn left of the statue to find a Phoenix Feather and a blood chest on the other end. Exit to the area outside to encounter the shadow wraith enemy and some harpies. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ AREA: OUTER GARDENS +++ There's no need to use the Amulet for this battle. Use simple BLOCKING techniques and lots of hard combos on the shadow wraiths. Grab them when they've been weakened to kill them. Four wraiths appear, so get to it! Once the area is clear, destroy that noisy goddamn talking statue head to open the next area. Cross the bridge to the next series of balconies. There are chests on the left and right side (one with a Phoenix Feather inside!), so grab it while their hot! Take the ladder down to the bottom area. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ AREA: DESTINY'S ATRIUM +++ As you approach the center of the atrium, a couple of wild hogs and a Cyclops will appear. Grab the hogs to kill them. For the Cyclops, use evasive rolls and hard combos (use the Square, Square, Triangle combo for more damage). All it takes is some fast evasive reflexes to stay outta trouble. When the first Cyclops falls, two more appear. Rid them both using Rage Powers and whatever magic you wanna use. Once they've both fallen, it's time to solve the puzzle of the laser eye! **NOTE: After defeating the Cyclops, a new path with a fireball-spewing wall will open. Ignore it for now because you don't have the appropriate tools to crack it. +++LASER EYE PUZZLE SOLUTION: At the atrium, you will notice that there are four sets of ladders: two where you descended and two near the large statue head. Ascend the ladders near the statue head to the upper balcony. On either side of the balcony are ledges with hard-to-see statues. Go to the right side and look for the statue and a lever to activate. Activate the lever to lower the upper ledge. Grab the statue and drag it on top of the ledge. Activate the ledge again to raise it up. Now double jump up to where the statue is located and use a fully charged kick to fling the statue halfway across the balcony. Now head for the statue and drag it into place in front of the left eye to block the flow of energy. For the other eye, look for the statue on the opposite ledge and just drag it in front of the other eye to trigger a cutscene! WHEW! Now jump down and approach the SAVE POINT. SAVE GAME! Exit the area towards the forest area. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ AREA: BOG OF THE FORGOTTEN +++ Enter the area and head all the way down to trigger a cutscene. Press the buttons indicated onscreen while being dragged to keep from getting killed. Once you make it to the end of the path, its boss battle time! +++BOSS BATTLE: THE BARBARIAN KING This is a pretty lengthy battle that requires lots of patience and quick evasion. Think you can handle it, Spartan? WAVE 1: The BK will circle around the arena and shooting arrows at you. Block his arrows and pound hard combos towards the horse. That's pretty much the strategy for this wave. Once the Circle Button appears, press it to dismount the BK and slaughter his horse. WAVE 2: Here's the long part of the battle. The BK is pretty powerful and it'll take LOTS of hard combos to whittle his health down. The BK has four attacks: ground pound, a double swipe, hellspawn summons, and the legions of undead souls. Attack him after he pounds the hammer. Get in as much hard combos and then evade before he counters. Remember to BLOCK! Keep up this strategy for this portion of the battle until he starts summoning the hellspawn soldiers. Eliminate the soldiers for health and magic and continue pounding combos on the BK. Now would be a REALLY good time to activate Rage of the Titans. +++TITAN MODE NOTE: I didn't encounter this in Normal Mode, but in Titan Mode, the BK has a new move where he grows to three times his size. When that happens, use continuous aerial combos and he'll start shrinking back to normal. After much, MUCH damage is inflicted, the Circle Button will finally appear above the BK's head. Press it to begin the brutal kill sequence. Once Kratos grabs the hammer, press the buttons shown onscreen to finish off this boss! Okay, so it wasn't as bloody as the Theseus battle, but whatever! ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ AREA: ARENA OF THE FORGOTTEN +++ With the Barbarian Hammer in your possession, put it to use and start smacking the crap out of the enemies that appear. The Barbarian hammer is SUPER hard to get used to because of its slow speed but with some practice, you'll get used to it (for all of you Ninja Gaiden BLACK fans, the hammer is similar to using the Unlabored Flawlessness). Now look above the trees to see a grip holder. Jump and swing out of the arena to the next area. Head down the green path (kill those hogs in the way to a new area). ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ AREA: TEMPLE OF EURYALE +++ The Save Point is located on the right side of the temple entrance. SAVE GAME! Ignore the path on the left side of the temple because you don't have a specific Key Item yet. Instead, continue past the Save Point to the other end. Head down the path to trigger a short cutscene. Approach the dead soldier to obtain a Key Item. +++KEY ITEM OBTAINED: EURYALE'S KEY Once you grab the key, some hogs clad in armor (huh, what?) will appear. Eliminate them (or don't) and head back to the temple entrance. A couple of skeleton warriors will rise at the temple entrance. These enemies are quite strong and require a little more power to defeat. Equip the Barbarian Hammer and pound the crap out of them. Now head for the door on the left side of the temple entrance and use the key. Enter inside to see a chest with some green goodies. Just across from the green chest is a well-hidden chest with a Gorgon's Eye in it, so grab it! Enter the next area to encounter a new enemy. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ AREA: RUINS OF THE FORGOTTEN +++ A mega-Cyclops will appear and try to stomp on you. Just like with the previous battles with the Cyclops, use hard combos and quick evasion. The Cyclops has a pretty strong club so avoid getting whacked by it. After much damage, press the Circle button when prompted to trigger the kill sequence. Press the buttons that appear onscreen to remove the Cyclops' eye. Once the first one is killed, more soldiers and one more Cyclops will appear. Take care of them using Rage powers and then grab the eye from the Cyclops. **NOTE: Collect 20 Cyclops Eyes to unlock a special item! Head for the doorway on the teeter-totter and pull the coffin-looking thing out of the way. Open the gate and head inside. As you circle around the hallways, go all the way to the end (eliminate the enemies) to find two chests with goodies. Head back to the middle of the hall and enter the cave area. Jump down to encounter harpies and shadow wraiths. Destroy them with ease using the hammer and Typhon's Bane. Once the area is clear, destroy the large rock pillar in the center of the room to reveal a grip holder above. Now jump and swing your way past two areas to the next area. In the next area, you will see a ladder on the right side. Climb it up and then take the zipline to the other end (eliminate the enemies) to find two chests (one with a Gorgon's Eye!). Jump down and continue past the red waters to an area with some deadly archers. The archers here tend to use explosive arrows and throw bombs at you. Use the Bane to drop two of them down but watch out! They will crawl towards you and self-destruct! Approach the pillar and press the R1 Button and the mash the L1 and R1 Buttons to destroy the pillar. With the area clear, continue onwards to the next area. +++THE TRI-GATE PUZZLE SOLUTION: There is a step-button in the center of the room, a partially-opened gate with a step-button on the left side, and a closed gate on the right. Look for the lever on the upper right side of the room and activate it to lower the gate on the right side. There is a dead body lying on the ground but don't grab it yet! Break open the wall next to the body to reveal a small waterway (eliminate the soldier). Go to the left gate (jump over the spikes) and break open the wall behind the gate to reveal another waterway. Now go back and grab the body on the right side and toss it into nearby the waterway. Head BACK to the waterway on the opposite side and wait for the body to appear. Quickly grab the body and place it on the step button to partially open the main gate. But before you exit the room... +++SECRET CHESTS: See those chests on the upper right ledge? How do you get them? Stand in the center of the room and use the Typhon Bane to shoot down a hard- to-see grip holder above the chests. Grapple your way to the top and grab the goodies! Now go to the center of the room and step on the button to open the main gate. Quickly had for the Save Point before the gate closes! SAVE GAME! Continue down the path to a new area. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ AREA: RIVER OF THE FORGOTTEN +++ After the cutscene, jump down to the giant floating waterwheel and start rotating the lever. As you turn the lever in a circular motion, enemies will jump at you to distract you. Your best bet to rotating the wheel without it going back too far is to use the Rage of Cronos magic attack. This will temporarily stop the enemies in their tracks and allow you to continue rotating the lever. Make it past both waterwheels and then head for the next area. +++MINI-BOSS BATTLE: PETRIFIED MINOTAUR This boss is sort of like the second boss from the first God Of War game. Only this one is easier to defeat! The enemy has two attacks: a ground pound and a circular attack. Use quick evasion and hard combos on it to whittle its health down. When the Circle Button appears, press it to trigger the kill sequence. Press the buttons onscreen to defeat it. Piece o' cake! Run up to the tree bark and bring it down. Go up the wooden bark and scale the wall and then jump down. Take the zipline to the other end while destroying the soldiers that appear. Jump down at the next ledge and head for the door next to the spinning waterwheel. Open the door to reveal an Amulet statue. Activate the Amulet to slow down the waterwheel. Run past the frozen waterwheel to the opposite side and jump down to a conveyor belt. Destroy the soldiers and time your movements as you descend the conveyor belt that has gorgon stares. Destroy the wooden wall at the end of the belt and then jump and swing to the other end of the area. Destroy the statue in the middle to reveal a coffin-like item blocking the way. Push the coffin FORWARD and out. Jump down to end up in the area where you started the level. Push and kick the coffin next to the doorway entrance with the other coffin to reveal a gap under the building. Approach the gap and have Kratos toss the large building into the water below to reveal a new path. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ AREA: THE PETRIFIED PATH +++ Jump down to the newly opened path to the other side. Scale the wall and destroy the tree blocking the way. Make your way to the other side and jump down. Go down the pathway (ignore the doorway with the rotating wheel) and make a left to see some petrified minotaurs. See that soldier on the ground? Approach him and talk to him. After the cutscene, a medusa will appear. Kill her the old-fashioned way and then grab the soldier's body. Haul it with you to the other end of the path with the conveyor belt and then drop it down. ++NOTE: At the end of this pathway are two chests (one with a Phoenix Feather!). When the rotating wheel collapses, smash it down and enter the next area. Raise the gate to encounter another Cerberus-type enemy. I don't really consider this a boss battle so I won't label it as one. The hound likes to use fireball attacks. Just use lots of evasion and hard combos to whittle its health. Remember to block its attacks! This enemy has a lot of HP so be patient and keep damaging it until the Circle Button appears. Press it to end the battle and obtain a new Key Item. +++KEY ITEM OBTAINED: GOLDEN FLEECE Now pull the nearby lever to activate a fireball-spewing wall. Stand in the area where the fireball is landing and block the fireball at the right time to deflect it back at the wall. Exit the arena and eliminate the gorgons that appear but DO NOT EXIT THE AREA YET! +++POWER-UP: GORGON'S EYE Just before you exit the area, destroy the rotating wheel to reveal a secret chest with a Gorgon's Eye! +++SECRET: URN OF THE GORGONS As soon as you receive the Fleece, go BACK to the area with the large waterwheel (that you had to freeze with the Amulet). Remember that conveyor belt that had all those gorgon stares? If you use the Golden Fleece on each one, you will be prompted to quickly press a specific button. When successful, Kratos will deflect the gorgon stare and destroy the wall. One of the destroyed walls contains the Urn Of The Gorgons! SWEET! Now that you've gotten all the goodies, make your way back to the Temple of Euryale entrance. SAVE GAME! ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ AREA: TEMPLE OF EURYALE +++ Head to the front door and use the Golden Fleece to deflect the medusa's gaze and destroy the door. Enter inside and open the next door. Destroy the petrified soldiers and the un-petrified ones that appear and then take the ladder going down. In this large hall, two minotaurs and numerous soldiers will appear. Try to kill the minotaurs first by using Rage and then deal with the soldiers last. When the area is cleared, exit to the next area to trigger a cutscene. Approach the lever and start rotating it to descend to the lower level. When you reach the bottom, rid the harpies. ++POWER-UP: GORGON'S EYE & PHOENIX FEATHER See that logo in the middle of the wall? Destroy it to reveal a hidden chest with a Phoenix Feather. Also, there is a hidden chest with a Gorgon's Eye underneath the elevator you just used. Lift the elevator halfway so that you can still exit through to the lower floor and you will see the open door underneath. On the second elevator (with the missing handle), use the ledges on the wall to climb up to the top. Once you exit the area, you will encounter a mega-soldier. Use blocks with the Fleece and counter him using the Barbarian hammer for some insane poundage! Finish him off with a fatality and then approach the Save Point. SAVE GAME! ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ AREA: LOWLANDS VISTA +++ Go back to the area where the cowardly soldier ran off to and climb up to the top. The next part involves Kratos scaling the ceiling with a lot of killer sawblades rotating all over the place. Climb up the wall and start scaling past each sawblade SLOWLY! Time your moves so that you can reach the other end. Jump down and rotate the lever to pull back a large spiked battering ram on the right side. Quickly make your way inside and go to the other end to find a lever. Activate it and quickly head for the door on the other end and open it before the battering ram squishes you. Now jump down the bottom area and destroy the petrified soldier reading the book on the pedestal. Read the book to trigger the next boss battle! +++BOSS BATTLE: EURYALE Euryale is basically a big fat version of Medusa. A lot of her attacks revolve around her tail and her stone gaze. WAVE 1: Euryale is pretty quick and quite powerful. Use double jumps to evade her tails swipes and quick evasion from her shrieks and gaze. Your best bet at damaging her is to use air attacks. Keep attacking her from above to whittle her health down and remember to BLOCK! If you have Rage in the Rage meter, don't hesitate to use it! When she starts using the stone gaze, deflect it using the Fleece! At certain times, rapidly tap the Circle button to repel the gaze back at her. WAVE 2: Euryale will slide up one of the pillars and begin firing fireballs at you. This is the best time to start using air attacks on her. You can deflect the fireballs with the Fleece if you are quick enough with the timing. When she uses her scream, be ready to deflect! Approach her and use air attacks at her until she keels over. From there, the Circle Button will appear, so press it and rotate the Analog stick in the direction indicated onscreen to drag her down. She will then slither up to the next pillar. Repeat the tactic again to finally bring her down to the ground. WAVE 3: Now that she's weakened, use hard air combos on her. Activate Rage and start pounding the hurt until the kill sequence is triggered. Press the buttons onscreen to kill her and obtain a new item. +++NEW WEAPON ACQUIRED: HEAD OF EURYALE Use the weapon on the enemies that appear. Kill them all using Euryale's head to open the next area with the Save Point. SAVE GAME! ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ AREA: WATERWAYS +++ +++TURNSTILES AND WATERWAYS PUZZLE SOLUTION: This may look like a complicated puzzle, but it ain't! It just happens to be VERY long! Turn the first turnstile (white color) all the way around until the large pillar stops. Jump to the lever across from the turnstile and activate it. Quickly activate the Amulet and swim down to the newly opened gate under the water to the other side. Once the gate closes, stay under water and activate the lever next to where the gate shut just in case. Now swim up to the top and turn the turnstile (yellow color) until the large pillar stops. Swim down and activate the other lever in the water. As the double gates open, swim inside and use a lightly charged dash to make it to the other end of the gate before it shuts. Swim up to the top and turn the turnstile (red color) until the large pillar stops. **NOTE: Behind this turnstile is a large cracked wall with a hidden chest that has a Gorgon's Eye! Swim back down and find the wooden door in the water on the right. Use a charged dash move to destroy the door. Swim up and turn the turnstile (green color) until the large pillar stops. Now approach the last lever across the turnstile and activate it to open a doorway above. Enter the nearby doorway and turn right to an open arena. Approach the lever and turn it to trigger an enemy battle. Destroy the enemies using hard combos until the area is cleared. Now here comes the hard part. Turn the turnstile until the large pillar stops. Once you let go, the pillar will slowly start going back down after a few seconds. Activate the Amulet and quickly exit to the ladder and head up to the top and step on the button. By this time, the Amulet runs out, so activate it again and then start jumping and swinging from pillar to pillar. The third pillar is the one that is slowly going down so BE QUICK when swinging around each pillar! Swing past all five pillars to complete this puzzle! WOOHOO! ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ AREA: THE CRUSHING FLOOR +++ Make your way inside the doorway into a small room with a lever. Activate the lever to make the floor start rising. As the floor rises, hounds will start jumping down from above. You can't spend your time fighting all of them so use the Cronos Rage attack. When the floor reaches the ceiling, have Kratos push the floor back down. The exit to this area is locked and the only way to open it is to "push" the floor back down at least 5-6 times before you can exit. Once you exit the room, go around the hall to encounter some harpies and some wooden bars to cross. Use the Typhon Bane on the harpies and then slowly cross the bars. On the last bar, jump onto the wall above and then shimmy all the way to the other end and jump down. +++SECRET AREA: Notice that at the end of the large chasm across the wooden bars, there is a rope hanging down. Jump towards that rope and climb it to the top to find two well-hidden chests in a secret area! Exit the area and you'll encounter another large petrified minotaur mini-boss. The tactic is still the same, so get to it! Once the minotaur is gone, jump and swing to the Save Point! SAVE GAME! ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ AREA: CATACOMBS OF THE FALLEN +++ Go through the catacombs and destroy the skeleton soldiers blocking the way. Approach the spiral staircase and go all the way to the top. Activate the lever to bring down more stairs. Exit the area back to... ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ AREA: DESTINY'S ATRIUM +++ +++OPTIONAL CHESTS: When you exit the stairway, go BACK into the Bog Of The Forgotten. Just before you encountered the Barbarian King, there were two chests at the end of the bog. Go back and open them for some major goodies! And I mean MAJOR GOODIES! Remember that fireball-spewing wall from earlier in the game? Now you can get through it. Stand in the path of the fireball and use the Fleece to shatter the wall open. Shimmy on the right side of the cavern and then make your way down and outside. Eliminate the archers and the mega-soldier. Use the Bane for the archers! Jump and swing to the next ledge but DO NOT swing to the next grip holder yet! Land onto the next ledge, and then scale the wall to the top to find two chests (one with a Gorgon's Eye!). Now continue swinging and jumping to the other side. Eliminate the soldiers and then climb up the ladder to the next area. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ AREA: COURTYARD OF ATROPOS +++ Kill all the shadow wraiths in this area. Once the area is cleared, head for the Save Point. SAVE GAME! You can't solve the puzzle in this area for now, so make your way to the doorway across the Save Point. Open the door to a large hall. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ AREA: HALLWAY OF ATROPOS +++ Make a right turn to the adjacent hall to encounter some enemies. These enemies (priests) summon minotaurs to fight for them, so be smart and kill them first! Block their green ball attacks and simply pound the combos onto those priests until they've all fallen. Oh, and don't forget to kill those minotaurs! +++THE DOUBLE STATUE PUZZLE SOLUTION: In the room are two statues and a turnstile that raises a large platform. When you rotate the turnstile, the platform rises but will quickly go down once you release the lever. Here's how to solve this really tedious puzzle... Grab one statue and place it on top of the pedestal. Grab the other statue and place it on the RIGHT side of the pedestal but not on it. Now rotate the turnstile all the way to the top. As soon as you release the lever; quickly grab the statue that was next to the pedestal and drag it (or kick it) UNDERNEATH the platform as it falls halfway. Now climb on top of the statue and jump to the top. Open the chests and then ascend the ladder to the area above. There is a far off chest but if you try to approach it, enemies will appear. If you want it, get it. But if not, take the stairway on the right side and go down to the hall below. Inside you will encounter a new enemy (satyrs) with some strong skills. For this battle, use the Fleece counterattack on them to get the upper hand. Defeat both the satyrs to open up the doorway. Approach the large block and pull it BACKWARDS. Jump on top of it to find a hidden chest with a Gorgon's Eye. Jump back down and then kick the block FORWARD. Jump down back to... ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ AREA: COURTYARD OF ATROPOS +++ Drag the large block to the nearby pillar that has a broken ladder. Place the block underneath and then jump up to the ladder. Climb up to the balcony above. Rid the harpies above first! Explore the upper balcony to find some chests and a chest with a Phoenix Feather. There is also a statue that is missing a shield Hmmm...I wonder why. Make your way to the door located on the left side of the large statue's head and enter. In the middle of the room will be a couple of soldiers and a berserker enemy. Eliminate the soldiers the usual way but use the hammer against the large berserker guy. Block and counter his attacks and then pound him into dirt. When the Circle Button appears above its head, press it to perform a really bloody fatality. Eliminate the second berserker to clear the area. Exit the room to find a Save Point. SAVE GAME! ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ AREA: EDGE OF CREATION +++ Go around the ledge and then swing and jump your way to the other side of the area. Eliminate the soldiers that appear here. +++THE MOVING VINES PUZZLE SOLUTION This puzzle is not so difficult to figure out. First, step on the large circular stone to make the large vines come out of their holes. Activate the Amulet and cross the vines to the center platform. Quickly make a left turn to the vines on the left side before the timer runs out. Destroy the enemies on the platform to clear it. Step on the stone to make the vines come out. This time, head to the center platform and then turn left to the next ledge. Destroy the enemies that appear and then step on the stone to reveal the last set of vines. Activate the Amulet and then head for the center platform and then turn left to the main doorway. **NOTE: There is a hidden chest on the center platform (with the two trees). Jump down between the trees and you will land a tiny ledge with a chest that contains a Gorgon's Eye. If you take this item, you will have to do the puzzle all over again by stepping on the stone and going back to the starting point. Now enter and open the door to fight someone you may have heard of before from a certain movie... +++BOSS BATTLE: PERSEUS That's right! The main character from the movie "Clash Of The Titans"! This battle is quite a trip and requires some patience and quick evasion on your part to defeat Perseus. WAVE 1: Although Perseus is invisible you can still see his footsteps as he runs on the water and you can also see his shadow if you stay under the shade. Block all his attacks and then use hard combo counters to whittle his health down. Continue the tactic until the Circle Button appears above his head. Press it to grab Perseus and destroy his helmet. (It may take a few tries to grab him but keep going!) WAVE 2: Armed with sword and shield, stick with the same plan and inflict hard combos on Perseus while staying defensive. When he starts his slingshot attack, block it and then roll forward and attack. Continue to pound the combos while blocking his attacks. When he uses his sunlight attack, quickly wiggle the analog stick to recover and then attack him before he can strike. When the Circle Button appears, press it to grab Perseus and destroy his sword. WAVE 3: This last part of the battle can take a very long time because you need to do one thing to end it: push Perseus to the wall at the back of the arena. Perseus will continually run from end to end of the arena while attacking you. Keep hitting him with combos and then try to get him near the wall to tire him out. When the Circle Button appears, press it and follow the instructions on the screen to finish him off. +++KEY ITEM OBTAINED: PERSEUS SHIELD Open the chests near the chain for some goodies and then slide back down to... ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ AREA: COURTYARD OF ATROPOS +++ +++COURTYARD OF ATROPOS PUZZLE SOLUTION: Now it's time to solve this mystery! With the Perseus Shield in your hand, go to the upper balcony and place it on the statue on the lower right area (destroy its perch first). Grab the statue and drag it out. Kick it to the lower courtyard and then jump down. Drag the statue to the square perch on the wooden bridge and place it. Now rotate the turnstile in the middle of the courtyard to raise the bridge to block one of the laser eyes. Now what do you do? After a few seconds, the bridge lowers back down. AAAAHHH!!! NOW WHAT??!!!!??? Simple! As soon as you raise the bridge, climb back to the top balcony using the nearby ladder and use the Fleece on the other eye! HAH, GOTCHA! Head back to the Save Point and save your game. SAVE GAME Now head on up the stairs to a new area. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ AREA: LOWLANDS ENTRANCE +++ As you go up the path, you will see a path on the right with two archers and a grip holder and the other path is a trap floor that locks a door to the chests across from you when you step on it. Ignore the chests and kill the archers with the Bane. Jump and swing to the other side (or swim on the water). Go around the corner and jump into the water and emerge on the other side. Keep going around the corner and exit. You will see a Save Point across the broken bridge but don't go to it yet! Look for the wall on the right side and scale it to the top. Approach the lever and activate it to open the gate below. Jump down and enter the small area to find the Dark Raven that was killed earlier in the game. Grab the weapon sticking out of its body to acquire a brand new weapon! +++NEW WEAPON ACQUIRED: SPEAR OF DESTINY Use the spear on the enemies at appear to clear out the area. Now it's puzzle time! +++SECRET: URN OF OLYMPUS Remember that chest you saw that had the trap floor and spiked doorway at the other side of this area? Here's how to get it: grab the statue with the green emerald on it (the one to use for the Amulet) and drag it onto the turnstile. Turn the turnstile clockwise until the statue is facing south. Now drag the statue to the lower area. Activate the Amulet and head back to the area with the trap floor before the timer runs out. If successful, you will enter the room and find three chests with a Gorgon's Eye, Phoenix Feather, and the Urn Of Olympus! Head back to the area where you saw the Save Point (near the broken bridge). Bring the statue BACK to where to you found it and place it on the turnstile. Rotate the turnstile until the statue is facing EAST and then place it back where you got it. Now go to the teeter-totter bridge and jump on it to level the bridge. Activate the Amulet and then cross the bridge to the Save Point. SAVE GAME! ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ AREA: CROSSING THE LOWLANDS +++ Now comes the fun part! If you've seen the commercials for this game, then you'll know what I'm talking about. It's the pillar jumping mini- game! Yeah! Here's how it goes: Swing and jump past the first two grip holders and then grip the pillar. Kratos will then jump to the adjacent pillar and start swinging in a circle. Land on the platform across the pillar and let it fall. As it reaches near the bottom, double jump to the grip holder and hold on. The pillars across from you will begin to fall. Wait for the nearby pillar to drop down and then swing and jump past it to the second falling pillar. Wait as the pillar drops lower to jump towards the lower grip holder. Jump and swing towards it and Kratos will begin hopping from pillar to pillar. On the fourth jump, wait for the pillar that you are on to slowly fall down near the last grip holder. Double jump to it to swing to safety! WHEW! That was crazy awesome! Now enter inside the cave. This next part involves two difficult battles inside the cave. Go up the path and you will encounter sirens and some large minotaur enemies. Use the Fleece to defend from all the enemies and try out the Spear of Destiny if you wanna spice up the battle. Be sure to perform fatalities on them to restore health and Magic! Once the area is cleared, enter the next area for ANOTHER battle! The next area has some large satyr and berserker enemies. Stay defensive and use the hard combos with the hammer or spear. Perform fatalities on the enemies to clear the area. Now exit this cave and head outside to find the Save Point. SAVE GAME! ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ AREA: THE GREAT CHASM +++ Go down the bridge to encounter a scrawny fellow by the name of Icarus. +++BOSS (?) BATTLE: ICARUS I don't know if this encounter with Icarus qualifies as a boss battle but I'll let it slip. Simply follow the directions shown onscreen as you fall down the chasm. When Kratos is above Icarus, start punching him (press the Square Button continuously). Continue pressing the analog stick in the direction indicated until you are prompted to rapidly tap the Circle Button. Once that's done, Kratos will receive a new power. +++NEW POWER ACQUIRED: ICARUS WINGS ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ AREA: THE FACE OF ATLAS +++ After landing on the ground, make your way around Atlas (go left) and all the way to the back to find the Save Point and some chests. SAVE GAME! Now it's time to put those wings to use! Go to the wall where you landed (near Atlas' nose) and scale to the top and then jump down to the ledge below. Go around the corner to see large gaps. If you try to jump, you will land on the ground below. When you jump a gap, press the X Button and then press and hold it a second time to glide to the next ledge. Jump and glide to the next ledge and climb up. See those hanging platforms with the chains? Glide from platform to platform (eliminate the harpies) until you see a platform in the red river below. Glide to the bottom platform and then glide into an icky cave entrance. Satyrs and harpies will appear, so eliminate them with the spear! Once the area is cleared, go to the end of the path to a doorway that is being protected by tentacles. Attack the tentacles to repel them and then grab the large "bone" and pull it BACKWARDS. Drag the bone to the left of the door and then jump to the hidden ledge on the top left side to find a chest with a Phoenix Feather and more goodies. Now jump down and drag the bone from the backside into the doorway. Make sure to drag it from the other side! Jump on top of the bone to the upper ledge and then head down to the next area. +++MINI-BOSS BATTLE: PETRIFIED MINOTAUR The petrified minotaur is back and stronger than before. Use the same tactics from your previous battles with him and stay evasive! Defense will not work for this battle, only evasion! After much damage is dealt, the large platform will sink. Jump and glide to the wall and scale it. The boss will start tossing rocks at you, so either jump out of the way or hit them. Once the platform rises again, continue the hard combo assault until it finally dies. Once the minotaur dies, it leaves a tiny rock behind. Drag the rock to the nearby doorway and then jump on top of it. Jump and glide to the doorway above and climb up. Glide to the bottom and you will see two chests. One of them has a Phoenix Feather, so go get it! Exit the room and find the Save Point on the left side. SAVE GAME! ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ AREA: INSIDE THE MIGHTY TITAN +++ After you save your game, look next to the Save Point. Do you see those tentacles? Attack them to release a floating boulder. Now catch up to the boulder and jump on top of it. Destroy the obstructions in the way and let it float to the edge of the river. There is a grip holder at the edge, so jump and swing to it. Swing and glide to the next area. Destroy that obstruction in the way. There is a high ledge that you cannot glide to, so what now? When you destroyed the obstruction, notice there is hot steam coming out of it. Stand on top of the steam and double jump and unflap your wings to soar higher! Glide to the top ledge and enter! Easy. AS you enter the next area, you'll notice that there are numerous harpie hives in the cavern. Go up to each one and destroy them to rid all the harpies in this area. There are six hives to destroy so get to it! Once all the hives are gone, kill the remaining harpies to clear the area of enemies. One of the destroyed hives revealed a wall to scale. Jump up to the wall and scale to the other end and jump down. Open the two chests if you want and then jump and glide to the adjacent wall. Scale it to the other side and destroy the stalactite blocking the way. Jump down and out towards the open exit. DO NOT TRY TO JUMP OUT! Look to the left of the wall to see that it is scaleable. Scale the wall to the left and go around the ceiling while destroying stalactites and enemies in the way. +++SECRET: URN OF PROMETHEUS There is a secret upper pathway on the right-hand side of the ceiling that leads to an upper room with some chests with goodies including the Urn Of Prometheus! When you reach the end, climb up and out at the top. Take the platform going down and then jump to the adjacent wall. Descend the wall and approach the remaining stalactites. Now that a new path has been revealed, approach the Save Point and save your game! SAVE GAME! Now jump and glide to the new pathway (be sure to grab some extra steam and glide higher) to exit the area. Jump and glide to the next platform with the turnstile. When you land, a couple of harpies and satyrs will emerge. Kill them all with Rage of the Titans and the spear. When the platform is clear, rotate the turnstile all the way until the platform stops moving. Now jump and glide through the next three platforms and then take the zipline to the Save Point. SAVE GAME! ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ AREA: ASCENSION OF ATLAS +++ Ascend the nearby wall and jump to the next wall. Kill the enemies that approach you and then continue upwards. Destroy the rubble blocking the way and go all the way to the top. At the top, you will see a grip holder. Jump towards it and swing and jump your way past two more grip holders until you reach a wall. Ascend that wall and jump to the next ledge. Go around the ledge to see two large stone blocks and what seems like a really high ledge. +++DOUBLE STONE PUZZLE SOLUTION: This one was quite easy to figure out. Grab one stone block and drag it up the short slope. On top of the slope, drop it down to the ground below. Now grab the other stone block and drag it up the slope. Drop the stone block on TOP of the other block. Now drag the two-tiered stone block and drag it to the high ledge. Jump to the top ledge and grab the top stone and drag it towards the wall. Now you can reach the higher ledge. Notice that when you reach the higher ledge, there is a wall that you can scale across the ledge. Jump to the ledge and scale the wall to the left to find a hidden chest with a Gorgon's Eye. Go around the ledge and scale the wall going up. There are falling rocks that fall in a left and right pattern. When a rock falls on the left side, jump to the right. And when a rock falls from the right side, jump to the left. Understand the pattern? Make your way up and around two walls to the other end and then ascend to the top. Destroy the large chain to trigger a series of cutscenes. When prompted, rapidly tap the L1 + R1 buttons to avoid getting squished by Atlas. After another cutscene, Kratos receives a new power! +++NEW POWER ACQUIRED: ATLAS QUAKE Test out your new power against the enemies that appear. Destroy all the enemies to trigger the next cutscene. Once the cutscene ends, jump and glide to the Save Point. SAVE GAME! **USELESS NOTE: In case you're wondering why the voice of Atlas sounds familiar, that's because he's voiced by Michael Clarke Duncan. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ AREA: THE PALACE OF THE FATES +++ Jump and glide past the platforms. Climb up the platform and then jump and glide to the adjacent ledge. From that ledge, jump and glide to the highest platform. Open the chest for some health and then glide on down to the Palace gates. Notice that the gate is barred and cannot be opened. Under the walkway on the right side is a hard-to-see lever. Activate it and prepare for a really intense battle. Four large Cyclops, armored hogs, and bomb- throwing archers will join in on the battle royale. Use Rage of the Titans as much as possible and pound on the enemies using the hammer and various combos with the other weapons. If possible, try to use a fatality on the Cyclops so that you can grab their eye. Once the arena is cleared, it's time to open the doorway. Next to where you activated the lever is a large piece of wood jutting out next to the chest. Grab the piece of wood and rotate the doorway. Keep rotating the doorway until the open gate appears. Now enter inside to a massive spike trap. Activate the lever in the middle of the room to start the revolving doorway puzzle. +++REVOLVING DOORWAY PUZZLE SOLUTION: This puzzle is quite painful and very annoying but what the hell can I do about it? Watch the spikes on the floor. When you see them protruding through the holes, it means you must move out of the way in a few seconds or else you will get spliced. The open doorway revolves around the room. It stops at every door for a few seconds and then moves clockwise to the next doorway. The doorway on the upper right side has a large stone. Wait for the open doorway to reach this door. Once the doorway is open, grab the stone and drag it out to solve the puzzle. A new path opens up but do not exit just yet! Enter each room that has a chest and grab the goodies. Look for the room on the left with a dead body. Grab the crank key item on the body and then exit through the newly opened path. Make a left turn at the green chest to see a large courtyard. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ AREA: THE PALACE COURTYARD +++ You cannot open the doors in this area or use the horn yet. Instead, take the ladder on the other side and climb it up to find a turnstile with no lever. Attach the lever you found from the dead body and then rotate it all the way until it stops. As you rotate the lever, the flames on the left side of the TV screen will die down. When the turnstile stops, activate the Amulet and then jump and glide over to the ledge past the flames. Next to the flames is a tiny little crevice that has a hidden chest with a Phoenix Feather. Grab it and then jump over to the next balcony. Enter to find the Save Point. SAVE GAME! Head to the other side of the save point and jump to the next area. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ AREA: THE EAST AUDITORIUM +++ In the next area is a lever at the end of the hall. Also notice that there is a steam vent on the ground. Activate the lever to open the top portion of the metal gate. Quickly run over to the steam vent and unflap your wings so that you soar higher and can fly over the gate before it closes. It may take a couple of tries but you can do it! Go down the hall and destroy the satyrs and hounds that appear. Use the Atlas Quake for faster results. When it's cleared, open the large door and enter the next area. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ AREA: AUDITORIUM OF LAHKESIS +++ Do you see that large wooden construction thingie in the room? Destroy it and a large stone will fall to the floor. Grab the stone and drag it outside all the way across to the other side of the auditorium. Also, do you notice the pedestal outside with the book? Kratos cannot read it and must use a translator. On the other end of the auditorium is a man praying on his knees (that's your translator). If you lift him up, the button he was kneeling on closes the gate behind you. That's why you brought the stone with you. Pick up the man and drop him down somewhere. Drag the stone in his place and then bring the man to the book, but wait! --MISSION OBJECTIVE: PROTECT THE TRANSLATOR Satyrs and hounds will swarm at you. You must kill them all while trying to lift the man to the pedestal on the other side. Use the Atlas Quake to stun the enemies and then quickly pick up the man and carry him to the pedestal. If you're sly and quick, you can carry him past the enemies while they try to surround you! Once you reach the pedestal, more enemies appear. Now you must definitely kill them all! Rid all the hounds and satyrs while trying to protect the man. When the area is clear, approach the pedestal and press the R1 button to make the man read the book. When prompted, rapidly tap the Circle Button on various parts of the scene. After the cutscene with Lahkesis, approach the Ram doorway and grab the item on the door. +++KEY ITEM OBTAINED: THE RAM KEY With the item in hand, open the doorway and go thru the hallway. Open the other door and go back to the Save Point. SAVE GAME Go back to the courtyard and use the Ram Key on one of the doors. Enter inside and go through the hall to trigger an enemy battle. There are two spiked walls that are closing in slowly from both sides. To get them to stop, you MUST kill all the enemies that appear. The best way to rid them all quickly is to use the Atlas Quake and lots of hard combos. Also use the hammer and pound the enemies down to shorten the herd. Once the enemies are all dead, the spikes retract. WHEW! Now go through the doorway and head up the stairs. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ AREA: GARDEN OF THE GODS +++ Enter the garden to see some familiar looking statues. There is a hard- to-see chest in the corner of the garden that has a Phoenix Feather and some blood. When you're done browsing, destroy the wall and enter. It seems tempting to try and glide your way past each open gate but why do you wanna do that? Simply approach the wall and let Kratos shimmy all the way to the Save Point. Was it really that hard? +++SECRET CHESTS: As you shimmy on the ledge, you'll notice that there are two red chests behind the metal bar windows. To access them, shimmy towards the third metal bar window and jump down to a secret lower ledge. Climb the ladder up and get the goodies! SAVE GAME! --MISSION OBJECTIVE: SACRIFICE THREE SIRENS Go down the large chain and jump down. For this section, you must kill three sirens using the flames activated by the levers. When you activate the lever on the right, the flames come from the left side and if you activate the lever on the left side, the flames come from the right side. Understand how it works? Attack and damage the siren until she is weakened (the Circle Button appears above her head). You must weaken her near the walls! When she is dazed, approach the lever on the opposite side and activate it to burn her alive. Kill two more sirens this way to open up the door. It will take a few tries to get it right, but keep going! You made it this far, didn't ya? When the large doorway opens, head inside and open the green chest. Jump into the bloody water and swim to the other side. Avoid the spikes and then emerge out of the water. As soon as you jump out, head TOWARDS the TV screen to find two well-hidden blood chests. Now enter the next room for a new puzzle! +++THE FROZEN EAGLE PUZZLE SOLUTION: This puzzle is also quite tedious but fun to figure out. In the room are three levers on the right side, some frozen walls, and a frozen eagle statue in the center of the room. First thing to do is to jump down to the eagle statue. Behind the statue is a lever that makes the eagle statue breathe fire every time you pull it. Activate the lever to melt the ice wall across from it and reveal a large globe-like mirror. Do not grab the mirror yet! Jump to the top and look for the wall that you can scale. Scale the wall to the top and then scale the ceiling. There a couple of icicle stalactites on the ceiling that you can attack. The only stalactite that you need to destroy is the one that is directly above the entrance doorway that you came from. Once the icicle stalactite is destroyed, it will reveal a light source beam from above. Jump down and grab the mirror and drag it under the light beam. Notice how the light beam is shining towards the symbol on the left side when you place the mirror there? You need to somehow reflect that light! Make your way towards the three levers. Each lever rotates the symbols in a circular direction. When you grab the lever, the camera angle will show you the symbol in the middle. Rotate all three levers until you can match the symbol of a big fat half moon. When done correctly, the light will reflect and melt all the ice off the eagle statue. GOOD JOB! Now jump to the statue and grab the turnstile. When you turn the lever, you can position the statue towards each ice wall and melt the ice off (by activating the lever behind the statue). The only ice wall that you really need to melt is the exit door. If you want to melt the rest of the ice walls, that's up to you. You'll find lots of chests (one of them has a Phoenix Feather) and some un-frozen minotaurs. When you're done melting all the ice, exit the room to the next area. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ AREA: HARPIE NEST +++ Go around the corner and jump down to a room with a turnstile and three large harpie nests. Destroy the nearby harpie nest and then scale the wall to the top. Scale the ceiling and destroy the other two nests while killing the harpies. Once the area is clear, jump down and turn the turnstile until the grip holder from above stops. Quickly double jump towards it and hang on as it slowly ascends to the upper area. When you reach the top, jump off and head for the next area. Open the two chests while you're at it! +++MINI-BOSS BATTLE: HELLHOUND CERBERUS + MINI-HOUNDS + BERZERKERS Oh god, ANOTHER Cerberus fight? Goddamn it. Unlike the other Cerberus fight, you cannot grab the small hounds and kick them at Cerberus. Instead, you'll need to be defensive and use hard combos on it. Four Cerberus hounds will appear. Kill them off and then kill the two berserkers using the spear. Perform fatalities on everyone to clear the area and open a new path. Enter the hall and take the hard-to-see ladder going to the Save Point. SAVE GAME! Before you exit the area, jump to the opposite ledge (the one across the Save Point) to find three well-hidden chests with goodies. There are also two chests on the bottom floor. Grab the goodies and then just jump from ledge to ledge to climb back up. Now open the next doorway across the Save Point and jump down. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ AREA: AUDITORIUM OF ATROPOS +++ +++THE TIME CONTINUUM PUZZLE SOLUTION: See that statue with the Amulet medallion? Grab the statue and drag it with you to the end of the hall. Place the statue to the left or right of the gate and then pull the lever to open the gate. Drag the statue under the gate so that it doesn't close. Walk towards that watery-looking blob on the left and enter through it to be transported back to a few seconds ago before the translator guy jumped off the ledge. When you run through the watery blob thingie, immediately activate the Amulet and then run towards the translator and grab him (R1 Button!) before he jumps off. If you miss, just keep doing it again until you get it right! Drag the translator to the book and handle him the same way you did with the other translator. After the cutscene, approach the door on the right and grab the key item. +++KEY ITEM ACQUIRED: THE WARRIOR'S SKULL Enter the door to encounter another puzzle! +++THE STEAM VENT PUZZLE SOLUTION: Here's how it works: rotate the turnstile all the way until it stops. This will release some steam from the vent underneath. Double jump to unflap your wings and float higher. Glide to the upper ledge and QUICKLY activate the next lever to unleash more steam. Quickly unflap your wings while the large amount of steam rises and let Kratos float all the way to the ledge on the upper left side (you won't be able to float high enough to reach the ceiling, so float to the upper left). This will take a few tries to get it right, so get to it! Now jump to the ceiling and scale all the way to the other side and then jump down. Enter the next room with the turnstile and rotate the lever to descend to the bottom. Jump and glide out back to... ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ AREA: THE PALACE COURTYARD +++ As soon as you land on the courtyard, two Cyclops enemies will appear. Hopefully, you've perfected your Cyclops-killing skills by now. Eliminate both the Cyclops with fatalities and then two more Cyclops will show up. Dispose of them with Rage of the Titans and then perform the fatalities on them to clear the area. Now head for the doorway with the Cerberus symbol on it and place the key item to unlock the door. Open the door and enter to find some chests and a Save Point. SAVE GAME! This next part is quite intense and requires you to be on your toes! Approach the large chain in the center of the room and press R1 to grab hold and then rapidly tap the Circle Button to make Kratos manually drag the platform down like an elevator. As you descend, a spiked ceiling will start coming down slowly and skeleton warriors will begin attacking you. Use the Atlas Quake and the hammer to pound them down. Kill the skeleton guys and continue dragging the elevator. You will have to keep doing this until you reach the bottom of the floor, so abuse the Atlas Quake as much as possible! Once you reach the bottom, approach the door and quickly open it and then roll outside to safety! Before taking the stairway up, there are two well-hidden chests just near the door you exited from. One of them has a Phoenix Feather, so grab it. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ AREA: ENTRANCE TO THE UNDERGROUND +++ Enter the next area and you will see a long zipline with some enemies that are already crawling on it. Use the Bane on them and then jump to the zipline and work your way to the center platform and jump down before the archers shoot you down. Jump towards the archers and shimmy to the right and then climb up. Destroy all the archers and gorgons that appear. Once the area is cleared, jump back down and look for a wall to scale on the left side of the center platform. Quickly scale to the top and scale the ceiling to the other side quickly! Eliminate the soldiers that appear to clear this area. Go down the hall to a new area. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ AREA: THE PHOENIX HALL +++ Approach the pedestal and read the book. This will reveal a lever on the other side. DO NOT activate the lever yet! There is a Save Point on the upper right side, so jump and glide towards the Save Point first! SAVE GAME! Now jump and glide to the ledge on the other side to encounter some skeletal warriors and a satyr. Defeat them with the Atlas Quake and some hard combos to clear the area. Enter the next room to find a ton of spikes and a lever. +++THE HEAVY SPIKES PUZZLE SOLUTION: This room has a TON of sharp spikes! Activate the lever to lower the spikes and then approach the dead soldier to find the Hail Of Boreas key item. Run back to the lever before the spikes protrude. When the spikes have protruded, activate the lever again and then approach the wall next to the dead soldier and bust it open to find two chests, an Amulet statue, and two satyr enemies. Do not open the chests yet! Head back to the lever before the spikes protrude and fight the satyrs near the lever. When the area is clear, activate the lever and approach the turnstile. Rotate it 360 degrees and then activate the Amulet. Quickly escape this room through the door on the other side! As you enter the next area, look up near the wall with the flowing lava to see a ledge that you can jump and shimmy on. Jump up to it and then jump to the opposite ledge. Jump down to the other side to find three well-hidden blood chests! Enter the next area for another puzzle! +++THE WALL OF FIRE PUZZLE SOLUTION: When you enter the room, a large wall of fire will come straight at you every few seconds nonstop. To avoid getting burnt, go back to the entrance doorway and grab the statue on the left side. Drag it with you from the front to stay safe from the flames. As you drag it to the front of the room, a bunch of fireproof satyrs and harpies will emerge to try and stop you. Use the Atlas Quake or Rage of Cronos to stop them and continue dragging the large statue to the front. There are two large side doors in the room: one on the left and one on the right. Each one of them has two chests with goodies (one with a Phoenix Feather) inside. If you want to grab them, that's completely up to you. Continue dodging the enemies while dragging the statue to the front. Place it in front of the lever and then pull the lever to lower the floor blocking the way. Drag and place the statue on the left button and then stand on the right button to lower a grip holder. Quickly jump and swing to the top ledge! Grab the Ashes of the Phoenix and the platform will lower you back to the Phoenix Chamber. Drag the large urn to the center of the walkway and then go back to the Save Point area. Kill all the minotaurs and skeletal enemies that appear to clear the area. Now approach the lever and activate it to trigger the resurrection of the Phoenix. After the cutscene, jump and glide to the top stairway and ascend to the top. Ignore the soldiers and then activate the lever to ascend back to the Palace Courtyard. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ AREA: PALACE COURTYARD +++ After you ascend to the courtyard, place the Hail Of Boreas key item on the wall behind the lever you just used. This will open a new doorway. Enter inside and make a left turn. Open the chests in the area and then climb the chain to the top floor and you will see a Save Point. SAVE GAME! Now head for the large horn and press the R1 Button to release the Phoenix. Jump down to the courtyard and jump onto the large pedestal on the left side and then jump and glide to the door. Open it to reveal a new puzzle. +++THE CHAINS AND PILLAR PUZZLE SOLUTION: Activate the lever to raise a large wall. Scale that wall to the top and then scale the ceiling. Go to the second chain and cut it down to reveal a pillar. Jump down and activate the lever again to lower the wall and make some enemies appear. Kill the exploding soldiers and then grab the pillar. Place the pillar halfway through the wall. When you activate the lever again, the pillar will stop the wall halfway as it rises up. Jump up to the top of the rising wall and then drag the pillar away to make the wall rise up all the way. Now place the pillar near the metal door and jump on top of it. Destroy the large chain above the door to lower it. Now head for the nearby turnstile and rotate it all the way. Once that's done, go down the hall and rotate the next turnstile until a doorway open up. Enter the all to face off against an old ally. +++MINI-BOSS BATTLE: THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER The soldier is pretty aggressive and relies mostly on hard sword slashes. Your best bet is to block using the Fleece and then counter with some hard combos of your own. This is pretty much a battle of strength and whoever has the hardest combos wins. When the Circle Button appears above his head, press it to end the battle and to trigger a heartbreaking cutscene. This then triggers a new boss battle. +++BOSS BATTLE: THE KRAKEN Wait, isn't the Kraken a pirate myth? What the hell is it doing in a game about Greek mythology? Or am I watching too much Pirates Of The Caribbean? Whatever. At the beginning of the battle, Kratos is pretty immobile and slow. Let the Kraken grab Kratos to trigger a cutscene. After the cutscene, you will receive a new power upgrade for Rage Of The Titans. When prompted, activate Rage to begin the battle. WAVE 1: You must damage the Kraken's tentacle that is holding the pillar on the LEFT side. Your main strategy here is quick evasion. The Kraken loves to slap its tentacles around and loves to puke a bunch of acid so stay evasive! Damage its tentacle on the left side to make it reveal a step button. Grab the dead soldier's body and place it on the button to open a steam vent in the center of the arena. With the steam vent open, unflap your wings and glide towards the Kraken's head and start unleashing a barrage of hard attacks on the head to damage it. When Kratos falls back to the ground, he can still use the vent two more times before it closes back up. Repeat the strategy while staying evasive and the Kraken will soon get stunned. Once it's been stunned, it will slam its large crab-leg tentacle onto the middle of the arena. Approach the leg and climb it to the top and start slashing at the leg joint. Keep slashing at it and the Circle Button will appear. Quickly press it to slice off the tentacle in bloody fashion. WAVE 2: For this wave, the strategy is still the same. Damage the tentacles on the left pillar, place the dead body on the button, fly from the steam vent, damage the boss's head, repeat. Once it's been stunned after many combos to the head, it will slam its OTHER crab-leg tentacle across the arena. Double jump upwards toward the leg to grapple onto it and then scale your way to the leg joint and start slashing away at it. When the Circle Button appears, press it to slice off the tentacle. WAVE 3: With both crab-leg tentacles gone, its time for some real damage! The boss will start slamming his tentacles on each side. When it starts slamming its tentacles from the right pillar, run to the left pillar and damage the tentacle there. When it starts slamming its tentacles from the left pillar, run to the pillar on the right and damage the tentacles there. Understand the pattern? After much damage to a specific tentacle (left or right), it will begin to slip off. When both tentacles are damaged, the Kraken will try to hold onto the balcony for dear life. Quickly approach the lever at the top of the arena and activate it to end this battle. If you didn't activate the lever in time, repeat the strategy until you get it right! After the battle, go down the bridge and over the Kraken's carcass. Press the Circle Button to wrangle up the Phoenix! YEEEEHAAWWW!!!! Press the buttons and rotate the analog stick in the direction indicated onscreen to fly off to the next area! ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ AREA: TEMPLE OF THE FATES +++ Swim your way towards the Save Point. SAVE GAME! After saving your game, jump towards the large statue face. Press the R1 Button on the ledge to grapple to a higher ledge. Press the Circle button to drop down and then destroy the pillar to release the green energy flowing through the room and bring it back to normal. +++DING DONG DITCH PUZZLE SOLUTION: Notice that there are two huge bells in the room. There is one on the left that you can ring by smacking a large bell ringer and then there is a bell on the right side that you can manually ring. Also, underneath the pedestal is a turnstile and a lever under the water that can be activated. Here's how it works: after getting rid of the "green" energy in the room, rotate the turnstile counter-clockwise until you see the object in the water positioned at a five o'clock position. Now dive under the water and activate the lever and the pedestal will rise and fit into it. Now, you have to ring both of the bells at the same time. Jump and grapple back to the top of the pedestal and press the R1 Button to get the bell ringer to slam the bell. Quickly activate the Amulet and then glide to the other bell and press the R1 Button and the L1 + R1 Buttons to manually ring the other bell. If done correctly, the statue face will become partially cracked. Now jump down to the turnstile and rotate the pedestal so that the bell ringer is in FRONT of the statue face. GO back to the top and activate the bell ringer to smash the statue face to reveal a new path. Enter the next area to a circular room. Open the chest on the left and then open the door. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ AREA: THRONE OF LAHKESIS +++ You're almost done, dude! +++BOSS BATTLE: LAHKESIS WAVE 1: The boss hovers around the arena and has four attacks: a triple swipe melee attack, multiple fireballs, a boomerang attack, and a ground pound. Simply block her melee attacks and block the fireballs with the Fleece. The timing is quite difficult with the Fleece, so try some quick evasive rolls or double jumps if you can't deflect her fireballs. When she hovers above the ground, she will pound on it, so either roll away or use the grapple holders on the ceiling. Inflict your hardest combos on her while being defensive. Whittle her health down and the first part of the battle will be quite easy. WAVE 2: The boss will start to hover higher and begins electrifying the floor. This part of the battle involves aerial combat, so grapple above and attack the boss while holding on. Jump from grapple to grapple while attacking her to avoid getting damaged. As the boss loses more of her health her attacks become faster and more intense. Keep the same strategy going until the Circle button appears above her head. Grapple and jump towards her and press the button to end the battle. +++BOSS BATTLE: ATROPOS This battle is not quite so difficult once you figure it out. The boss will fling slow fireballs at you which can be evaded with the Fleece or quick evasion. Fire the Typhon Bane at her until your Magic meter depletes. When she starts to hove close by, attack her with hard combos. Kill the soldiers to restore magic and health and keep firing the Bane until she goes to the other end of the arena. At the other end of the arena, she will begin regenerating her health so run up to her and inflict hard combos on her. Repeat the strategy 2- 3 times and then the Circle Button will appear above her head. Press the button and then follow the buttons indicated onscreen to end the battle in bloody fashion. +++BOSS BATTLE: LAHKESIS & ATROPOS WAVE 1: Get ready for a very long and intense battle! Damage Lahkesis the same way you did in the previous battle until Atropos appears. The main point of the battle is to shatter both of the mirrors on the left and right side. Use the grapples to avoid the constant barrage of fireballs from Atropos and continue the assault on Lahkesis. Once Lahkesis has been stunned, she will keel over and start glowing green. Activate the Amulet and quickly approach Atropos and start slashing your hardest combos at her. After much damage, Atropos will slide back into the mirror. When that happens, smash the mirror! Repeat the strategy for the opposite mirror. Keep attacking Lahkesis until she keels over (be sure to grapple above for safety reasons) and then damage Atropos by using the Amulet. When Atropos slides back into the mirror; smash it down to finish off this wave. WAVE 2: Once Lahkesis is by herself, she will hover in front of the last mirror. She begins performing more attacks to protect herself. Evade the fireballs and continue pounding the hard combos until the Circle button appears above her head. Press the buttons indicated for a spectacular and bloody finish to both of the sisters! **LAHKESIS NOTE: To end this battle, Lahkesis MUST be in front of the mirror to trigger the kill sequence! If you are fighting her everywhere else in the arena except the front mirror, the button won't show up! With both bosses dead like a mutherf*cker, approach the Save Point. SAVE GAME! Enter the next area to a circular room. Uh-oh! You're stuck! WHAT DO I DO??? There is a wall in the center of the room that you can scale. Climb it to the top and scale the ceiling. To reach the blood chests on both sides of the room, scale all the way to the back of the room and jump down to the ledge below. Jump and glide to each ledge to grab the goodies. Enter the hall and destroy the wall on the right. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ AREA: THE INNER SANCTUM +++ It's time for bloody battle royale against every single enemy that you've encountered (well, not everyone but most of them). Hopefully, you've upgraded all of your weapons and magic to the max! As you descend towards Clotho, you will encounter numerous waves of enemy after enemy. The first couple of waves will be soldiers and satyrs, then satyrs and minotaurs, then a bunch of gorgons, and then minotaurs and berserkers. Kill all the enemies that appear as you make your way down the spiral. Stay evasive and be sure to BLOCK! Keep descending the spiral until you reach the door at the bottom. For the last wave of enemies, it'll be 3-4 cyclops and a bunch of soldiers. Kill them all to unlock the door and reveal a new Save Point. SAVE GAME! To enter the large door, attack the hands that are holding the lock. Press the R1 Button to unlatch each lock and then enter through. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ AREA: THE LOOM CHAMBER +++ As you approach the walkway, you will see Clotho's skinny arms moving to attack you. On the left side of the area is a turnstile. Attack her arm to stun it and then rotate the lever all the way until the gate above opens. Now approach the nearby stairs and glide to the cage. Open the chest inside and then scale the wall above to the other side. Approach the other metal gate and destroy the statues in front of it. Now jump down and stun her arm and then rotate the turnstile all the way to open up the gate and reveal a chain to climb. Approach the nearby stairs and glide to the gate. Open the chest inside and climb up the chain to the next area. Now comes a pretty straightforward puzzle. +++THE LEVERS AND SPEARS PUZZLE SOLUTION: As soon as you emerge from the next room, you will notice that Clotho has three arms. You need to pin down each arm to get to the next area (similar to the Hydra battle from the first game). Notice that there is a step-button device and a lever nearby surrounded by spikes. DO NOT TOUCH THIS DEVICE YET! Instead, approach the lever that is surrounded by spikes to open up a trap door on the floor next to her arm. (There is a hidden chest in there if you want it.) Damage the arm so that it gets stunned and is resting in the trap door. Go back to the lever and activate it to close the trap door and pin her first arm. For the second arm, damage it to stun it and then climb the nearby chain to the top and then jump to the ledge with the lever. Activate the lever to drop a large spear on her arm to pin it down. It will take a few tries, so get it done! For the third arm, you will need that step-button device. Head for the device and then grab the lever and drag it all the way around to towards her third arm. Damage her arm to stun it and keep dragging the device all the way down until it locks into the nearby spear. Damage her arm again, and then drag the spear under her arm. Jump up and attack the spear to pin her third arm. Now climb the chain up and jump to the last ledge and activate the lever. +++BOSS BATTLE: CLOTHO This battle is actually quite easy. You can block her ground pounds with the Fleece and you can simply double jump her arm swipe, that's pretty much your defensive strategy. You really don't need to use the Amulet statues in this battle. Notice that there are two levers in the arena: one on the lower left and one on the lower right. If you pull each one, it will bring up a dead body and place it in front of Clotho. She will then pound it and unleash massive green health. Also, take notice that on the right side near the Amulet statue is a turnstile handle that you can grab and push around the arena. Here's the strategy: damage Clotho's arms to stun her. When one arm is stunned, damage the other one to fully stun her. Now go to the right side where the Amulet statue is and grab the turnstile handle next to the door. As you try to drag it, there will be dead bodies above blocking the turnstile's path. Use an Atlas Quake under the bodies to rid of them. If Clotho recovers, stun her again and then access the turnstile and push it down until the lower right lever (that you used to bring up the dead body) is in the center of the arena. When Clotho recovers, damage her arms again and then activate the lever in the center of the arena to bring up a large sharp pendulum. When the pendulum is in front of her, grab the handle on it and rotate it so the blade faces her body. Now move to the side of the blade and press the button to trigger a bloody kill sequence. Press the buttons shown onscreen to kill this boss! With the boss out for the count, go to the back room and activate the lever to descend to the upper area. Swim though the corners (grab the chest goodies on the ledge) and then access the Save Point. SAVE GAME Now pull the lever in front of the mirror to reveal some thread strands in front of the boss. Go back to the arena where you fought the boss to start weaving your fate. --MISSION OBJECTIVE: WEAVE THE STRANDS There are a bunch of strands in the room. If you pull the wrong one, the mirror will crack. The strand you need to pull is the one located to the right side of the middle lever (that you used to bring up the pendulum). Keep pressing the Circle Button until an hourglass timer appears. From there, you have 30 seconds to get to the mirror. Activate the Amulet and make your way back to the mirror. Jump through the mirror to return to a familiar place. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ AREA: THE SUMMIT OF SACRIFICE +++ +++BOSS BATTLE: ZEUS Now is the time to fight back! Give Zeus nothing and take from him everything! Be sure to max out the Athena Blades and the Atlas Quake! WAVE 1: This battle is almost similar to the Colossus battle. Zeus will throw lightning bolts and slam his fist into the ground. You need to damage Zeus's hand considerably. With all the Sirens in the way to distract you, use the Atlas Quake to stun them and then grab them to kill them when prompted. When the sirens are killed they unleash a small aftershock that stuns Zeus and releases health and Magic. Keep killing the Sirens if you need to restore health and Magic. Evade Zeus's lightning bolts and then roll away when he pounds the ground. With his fist on the pavement, damage the hand. When the hand has been damaged enough, the Circle Button will appear above it. Press the button to finish this wave. WAVE 2: Zeus is now back to normal size. Zeus is quite agile (similar to Dante's Trickster style from DMC3) and has some powerful lightning attacks. Use the Fleece and counter at Zeus with lots of hard combos. Stay defensive while being evasive and continue to pound the combos. Activate Rage if you need to. Once Zeus grabs hold of you, he will take the Blade Of Olympus away from you. From there, keep up the same strategy of defense and continue using hard combos and the Atlas Quake to whittle his health down. After much damage has been dealt, Zeus will stand in the middle of the arena dazed. Grab him to inflict some major damage. With Zeus stunned, run up to the pillar next to him and grab it to smash it on him. WAVE 3: Continue to damage Zeus with hard combos and the Atlas Quake. After much damage is dealt, Zeus will grab the Blade Of Olympus again from you and he will start glowing gold. Activate Rage of the Titans and pound the combos on him nonstop until he goes to the center of the arena (DO NOT DEACTIVATE RAGE!). Press the Circle button and beat him to throw him back. Now approach the pillar on the left side and press the R1 Button to smash Zeus with it. WAVE 4: Now comes the END! Kratos will pull a Trojan horse on Zeus! Press the buttons indicated onscreen to end it all! You must be quick with the last button (the Circle Button) or Zeus will grab the sword and kill you. If that happens, you will have to start this wave over again. Get it right and finish off that butt-knuckled pinko of a god! Copy and paste this link to watch a High-Def video of how to finish the last part of the Zeus battle (recorded by yours truly): http://www.gametrailers.com/umwatcher.php?id=50332 ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ AREA: THE LOOM CHAMBER +++ After the cutscene, go back to the arena where Clotho is located. Weave the strand of time until the timer starts. Use the Amulet and work your way back to the mirror before time runs out to finish the game! THE END BEGINS... MON CONGRATS! You beat the game! ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ THE UNLOCKABLES +++ --BONUS PLAY Once you've finished the main game, you then have an option for Bonus Play. To activate Bonus Play, start a brand new game and the game will ask if you want to start a new game using all of your items from a previous game. Please note that you CANNOT use Bonus Play on God Mode or Titan Mode until you've finished those modes! --CHALLENGE OF THE TITANS Finish the game to unlock this mode. There are 7 challenges in this mode that test out your abilities. Defeat each challenge to gain a ranking of Mortal, Spartan, God, or Titan. --ARENA OF THE FATES Receive a Titan ranking for all seven Challenge Of The Titans to unlock this bonus. With this bonus, you can create your own Royal Rumble with any enemies and specific settings. --URNS OF POWER There are six total urns to obtain: Gaia, Gorgons, Olympus, Prometheus, Fates, and Poseidon. Four of them are obtained in the main game while the other two have to be earned from Challenge of The Titans. Once you find an Urn, it can only be used when playing a Bonus Game. Pause the game during gameplay and view the Stats screen to activate that Urn's special power. --BONUS COSTUMES 1 & 2 Beat the main game to unlock a fish costume and the Hydra Armor. --BONUS COSTUMES 3-5 Beat Titan Mode to unlock the Dark Armor, the Athena skin, and the Hercules skin. And before you ask, YES, Athena and Hercules are just skin swaps for Kratos. --BONUS COSTUME 6 Collect 20 of the Cyclops eyes to unlock this costume. You only obtain 4-5 total cyclops eyes in the main game, so how do you get 20 without having to replay the game so many times? HINT: Challenge #1 of Challenge Of The Titans! --BONUS COSTUME 7 Achieve a God or Titan ranking in all seven challenges for the Challenge of the Titans to unlock the armor that Kratos wore at the beginning of the game. This costume doubles your stats and doubles the damage of your combos! --IN-GAME MOVIES - HIGH RESOLUTION --IN-GAME MOVIES - STORY FORMAT --CREDITS --SKIP CUTSCENES During Bonus Play, certain cutscenes and all FMV's can be skipped during the game by pressing the X Button. --DISC 2 EXTRAS Do I need to explain all of the content that is on Disc 2? Nah. You can view them yourself. Just be sure to finish the game first BEFORE watching the second disc because there is an assload of major spoilers! ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ CHALLENGE OF THE TITANS +++ Are you up to it? Ready for some action? --CHALLENGE 1 - BLIND FURY --BONUS: SHATTER TWO ENEMIES For this battle, equip Euryale's head and freeze the Cyclops first (so he doesn't distract you). Freeze the other two enemies and then shatter them to get the bonus. Now attack the Cyclops and grab that eye! +++NOTE: You can replay this challenge to gain more Cyclops Eyes! Gain 20 eyes to unlock a special costume! --CHALLENGE 2 - DEATH FROM ABOVE --BONUS: KILL 15 ENEMIES IN THE AIR The best weapon to use is either the Athena Blades or the Spear Of Destiny. For the spear, use the Triangle + Triangle combo to toss an enemy into the air and attack them. Try to avoid fighting the bigger enemies and focus on the smaller ones. You can only toss the satyrs, soldiers, and gorgons into the air! You can't fling the berserkers or minotaurs into the air so don't even try! --CHALLENGE 3 - GORGON GRAVEYARD --BONUS: SHATTER 35 ENEMIES Equip the Barbarian hammer and Euryale's head. Use the Super Gaze attack (L2 Button + Triangle) on each enemy and then pound on them with a hard attack with the hammer to shatter them. Use the Fleece to defend from the other gorgons! --CHALLENGE 4 - PROTECT THE WEAK --BONUS: KEEP TRANSLATOR'S HEALTH ABOVE 50% This is a very lengthy challenge. The translator sits on a glowing circle. Every 30-35 seconds, the circle will move to a different area and you MUST move him towards the circle's new location or he will start to lose health. As for the enemies, abuse the Amulet and pound all of them with your hardest combos until the game says you are done. --CHALLENGE 5 - REAP THE REWARDS --BONUS: COLLECT OVER 600 ORBS --CHALLENGE 6 - SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST This is also a very lengthy challenge. Your health will continually decrease throughout the challenge and you gotta keep the dead bodies flowing (sort of like Shinobi). Survive the onslaught to complete the challenge! --CHALLENGE 7 - PERFECTION IS DIVINE Hopefully you've perfected the art of countering with the Fleece because there's no other way to complete this challenge! Keep your distance from the petrified minotaur and pound combos onto the other enemies. You MUST kill the priests or else the challenge won't end! Once all the other enemies are gone, deal with the minotaur and kill him with a fatality! ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- --BIG THANKS: Daniel Teter, Anthony Pendleton, psychomantyss, Cameron Swartzell, yellowsub99, Termite, Adam Hogan, AnimatheCaniba, Jabari Robinson, freaky_00, Matthew Kubesh, semper rye, pumpkinseed, and Kevin Walter Remember, there's no point in having a revolution unless it's a party! ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- This FAQ is only for use on IGN. You may not copy, reproduce, or link to this FAQ without permission. If you want to use this FAQ on your website or publication, please e-mail me at kroqjock@gmail.com. I have no problems with anyone who asks. March 2007.