The last Godly Possession is almost impossible to not get; from the save point at the entrance to the gardens, just walk to the left.
Kratos will automatically see and pick up the Chalice in a brief cutscene. Easy, right? Also, if you’ve been sticking with our guide, you should now have the “Priceless” Trophy. Congratulations!
Above: Will we give a Platinum Chalice for best platinum chalice? Only time will tell
Hera’s Chalice is unique among Godly Possessions, though, in that it only exists to make things tougher. In a nod to its vicious owner, turning it on will slowly drain away your health, but never quite kill you.
Phoenix Feather 12-2
If you missed the third Phoenix Feather all the way back in Hades (because we didn't include it in the first iteration of this guide), take heart: a completed magic meter and a new Trophy are literally around the next corner. Starting from the entrance to the gardens, head straight ahead…
… and then immediately hang a left.
Turn upward from there, and you’ll see a familiar golden haze.
Which, upon application of Helios, turns into a chest carrying the final Phoenix Feather.
Minotaur Horn 11
Shortly after you’ve solved the garden’s optical-illusion puzzle for the first time, you’ll find that the place has another secret to share with you, just past this chasm:
Instead of just jumping across it, glide over to the left and investigate the little enclosure there. You’ll find a chest containing the 11th Minotaur Horn.
HIDDEN PASSAGEWAY AND CAVERNS
Gorgon Eye 12
Just before you leave the Gardens behind for good, you’ll come to a grand entrance, with a crank that opens a not-so-secret passageway into the final stages of the game.
Before you open it, however, run up those stairs, hang a left and blast some Helios-gaze at the haze that you’ll see up there. Pow! The last Gorgon Eye, a full health bar and the Eye Candy Trophy are yours.
Minotaur Horn 12
All right, let’s wrap this thing up. After you’ve made your way through the secret passage, you’ll find yourself on top of another one of those giant crate-things from before. This time, though, you’ll be right next to Daedalus’ cell, and you’ll have to fight a whole mess of Cyclopes before you can reasonably access the chests that are sitting there, in plain sight.
Once you do, though, the last Minotaur Horn (along with a whole bunch of Red Orbs) is yours.
Minotaur Horn 12-2
If you missed the Horn by Helios because it wasn't in the first version of the guide (or if you just want more Red Orbs), don't worry; there's another one waiting for you. Not much further into the Caverns, you’ll find yourself in an extremely dark area. Lucky for you, there are some glowing footprints leading up the wall, telling you to follow their path.
However, DO NOT follow those footsteps, unless you just want to plow ahead through the rst of the game. Instead, bust out Helios and make him help you find a narrow path to the right.
After a little bit of shuffling, you’ll find this ramp…
… which leads up to this appropriately celebratory-looking platform, the final Minotaur Horn, a maxed-out item meter and the Are You Horny to Win? Trophy.
Again, don’t be surprised if you find more hidden chests after this; if you’ve been following the guide, they should be full of nothing but Red Orbs at this point, which are always useful.
Above: Or you can stop dead and admire your Trophies, like Kratos here, but what’s the point of that?
So there you go – now you’ve got every collectible in the game, with a handful of new Trophies and Godly Possessions to show for it. And you’ll need all that stuff, because there are still several hours left in the game, and some of the greatest challenges still lie ahead. You’ll just be better equipped to face them than you would be without all your cool stuff, is all.
Mar 16, 2010