God Of War BLOODY BRUTALITY - Complete PS2 Walkthrough Authored by VampireHorde MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMM M MMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMM M MM MMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMM MM MMMM MMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMM MMMM MMMMM MMMMMMM MMMMMMM MMMMM MMMMMM MMMMM MMMMM MMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM *********************** INTRODUCTION *********************** Thanks for clicking on the FAQ. Welcome to the God Of War Walkthrough for PS2. I will detail everything you need to know throughout the game. All strategies and tactics here apply to ALL difficulties. I urge that you play the game first and figure out the puzzles yourself. Only use this guide as a reference when you need help. No more talk, FIGHT! ************************ GOD OF WAR CONTROLS ************************ Welcome to the world of Ancient Greece! War is a bitch and so are your Enemies! Kill them with everything you got! == MELEE ATTACKS == Circle Button: GRAB/PUNCH (during Grab) Triangle Button: STRONG ATTACK/MUTILATE (during Grab) X Button: JUMP/DOUBLE JUMP/KICK (while dragging item) Square Button: REGULAR ATTACK/SWORD SWIPE (during Grab) L1 Button: BLOCK L2 Button: USE MAGIC POWER L3 Button: RAGE OF THE GODS (press with R3 Button) R1 Button: SHOULDER TACKLE/DASH R2 Button: OPEN CRATES/DRAG & LIFT ITEMS R3 Button: RAGE OF THE GODS (press with L3 Button) LEFT ANALOG STICK: WALK/RUN RIGHT ANALOG STICK: EVASION D-Pad UP: MAGIC POWERS SELECT D-Pad DOWN: MAGIC POWERS SELECT D-Pad LEFT: MAGIC POWERS SELECT D-Pad RIGHT: MAGIC POWERS SELECT START Button: POWERUP MENU SELECT Button: OPTIONS MENU == EQUIPMENT OF THE GODS == To upgrade the weapons and magic bars, simply press the Start Button to go to the Enhancement Screen. Choose your weapon or Magic of choice and press the X Button to funnel Blood into the Meter per item. BLADES OF CHAOS WHERE OBTAINED: DEFAULT FOR KRATOS UPGRADE COSTS: --LEVEL 1 - DEFAULT --LEVEL 2 - 2250 RED ORBS --LEVEL 3 - 3750 RED ORBS --LEVEL 4 - 9000 RED ORBS --LEVEL 5 - MAXIMUM, CANNOT UPGRADE FURTHER BLADE OF ARTEMIS WHERE OBTAINED: RINGS OF PANDORA UPGRADE COSTS: --LEVEL 1 - DEFAULT --LEVEL 2 - 3750 RED ORBS --LEVEL 3 - 10000 RED ORBS BLADE OF THE GODS WHERE OBTAINED: DURING SECOND BATTLE WITH ARES UPGRADE COSTS: --LEVEL 5 - ALREADY AT MAXIMUM == MAGIC POWER OF THE GODS == To upgrade the weapons and magic bars, simply press the Start Button to go to the Enhancement Screen. Choose your weapon or Magic of choice and press the X Button to funnel Blood into the Meter per item. RAGE OF POSEIDON WHERE OBTAINED: BEFORE FINAL HYDRA BATTLE UPGRADE COST: --LEVEL 1 - DEFAULT --LEVEL 2 - 1650 RED ORBS --LEVEL 3 - 4500 RED ORBS MEDUSA'S GAZE WHERE OBTAINED: AFTER BATTLE WITH MEDUSA UPGRADE COSTS: --LEVEL 1 - DEFAULT --LEVEL 2 - 3000 RED ORBS --LEVEL 3 - 7500 RED ORBS ZEUS' FURY WHERE OBTAINED: ROOFTOPS OF ATHENS UPGRADE COSTS: --LEVEL 1 - DEFAULT --LEVEL 2 - 750 RED ORBS --LEVEL 3 - 3500 RED ORBS ARMY OF HADES WHERE OBTAINED: AFTER OBTAINING ARCHITECT SON'S SKULL UPGRADE COSTS: --LEVEL 1 - DEFAULT --LEVEL 2 - 4500 RED ORBS --LEVEL 3 - 10000 RED ORBS == RAGE OF THE GODS == Once Kratos upgrades the Blades of Chaos to Level 2, he can then use the Rage of the Gods power. It's sort of like Devil Trigger (from Devil May Cry). When activated, Kratos enters God Mode and can decimate enemies like flies. But you can only use ROTG when the Rage Meter is full. To fill the meter, you need to kill enemies. The more enemies dead, the faster the bar fills. Press the L3 and R3 Button to activate Rage. Once Rage is activated, you CANNOT deactivate it! It continues until the meter empties so use it wisely! == ENERGY ENHANCEMENT == --GORGON EYE Every six of these that you find increases Kratos' health bar. --PHOENIX FEATHER Same as above but it increases Kratos' Magic meter. --MUSE KEYS You only need two Muse Keys to open the secret Chamber of the Gods room inside the Rings Of Pandora. Can't find them? Read the walkthrough to find them. **BIG NOTE: The Prima Strategy guide lists 36 Gorgon Eyes and 36 Phoenix Feathers available in the game. In actuality, Kratos can only extend his Health and Magic bar 4 times. Kratos only needs to find 18 of each item to extend the meters (that's 3 meter extensions) and then the last upgrades come from the Chamber of the Gods. == ESSENCE == There are three types of Essence: --RED ESSENCE (BLOOD) This is used to Power-Up your Weapons and Magic in the Menu screen. --BLUE ESSENCE (MAGIC) Found only after obtaining Rage of Poseidon. --GREEN ESSENCE (HEALTH) Found by killing humans or opening specific Chests. == THE COMBO METER == As you rack up your Combos with hard hits, the meter on the bottom right, adds up your each time and labels your brutality as follows: 10 HITS: VICIOUS 10-20 HITS: GORY 30-40 HITS: SAVAGE/INHUMAN 40-100 HITS: BLOODTHIRSTY/RELENTLESS/MERCILESS 100-200 HITS: PITILESS/TYRANNICAL/IMMORTAL 200-300 HITS: FEROCIOUS/GODLY 300-400 HITS: OMNIPOTENT/OLYMPIC 400-500 HITS: ALL POWERFUL/HERCULEAN 500-1000 HITS: SUPREME/UNEARTHLY/IMPOSSIBLE VARIOUS TERMS When enemies are killed in specific conditions, new terms appear. --RUTHLESS KILL: Kill any enemy using a simple Grab (not when the Circle Button appears) --BRUTAL KILL: Kill any enemy using the buttons that appear above their heads when they are weakened --MUTILATION: Kill an enemy with the Blade of Artemis --RUINED: Kill an enemy that is airborne (like those Harpies for example) with Medusa's Gaze and let them shatter as they drop --CRUSHED: Kill an enemy frozen during Medusa's Gaze **BIG NOTE: Whenever you finish the game, your upgraded items DO NOT carryover to another new game. Whenever you start a new game, you begin with the usual weak weapons. Yes, it SUCKS that it works that way! That's all you need to know for this section. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- __ __ / /_/ /_ ___ / __/ __ \/ _ \ / /_/ / / / __/ \__/_/ /_/\___/ ____ __ __ __ _ ______ _/ / /__/ /_/ /_ _________ __ ______ _/ /_ | | /| / / __ `/ / //_/ __/ __ \/ ___/ __ \/ / / / __ `/ __ \ | |/ |/ / /_/ / / ,</p>