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    God Of War II
    LIVE HARD - DIE GREAT - BURN IT DOWN!!!! - Full FAQ/Walkthrough
    Authored by VampireHorde
    
    
    
    
    
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    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!!!
    
    
    
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                     +++  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!
    
    
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              +++   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.
    
    
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                      +++   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.
    
    
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                        +++   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.
    
    
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                       +++   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.
    
    
    
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                      +++   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.
    
    
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                             +++   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!
    
    
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                    +++   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.
    
    
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                      +++   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.
    
    
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                       +++   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.
    
    
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                   +++  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.
    
    
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                   +++   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!!!!
    
    
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                      +++   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.
    
    
    
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                      +++   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.
    
    
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             +++   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.
    
    
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                +++   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!
    
    
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                    +++   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.
    
    
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                      +++   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.
    
    
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                       +++  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.
    
    
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                      +++   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.
    
    
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    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.
    
    
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                       +++   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.
    
    
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                     +++   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!
    
    
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                     +++   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).
    
    
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                      +++   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.
    
    
    
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                    +++   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!
    
    
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                   +++   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.
    
    
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    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. 
    
    
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                     +++   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!
    
    
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                       +++   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!
    
    
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                              +++  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!
    
    
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                      +++   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!
    
    
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                    +++   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...
    
    
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                       +++   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.
    
    
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                      +++   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. 
    
    
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                     +++   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...
    
    
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                     +++   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!
    
    
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                        +++   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
    
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    +++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.
    
    
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                       +++   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.
    
    
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                      +++  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!
    
    
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                       +++   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
    
    
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                      +++   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!
    
    
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                   +++   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!
    
    
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                      +++   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.
    
    
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                   +++   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.
    
    
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                      +++   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.
    
    
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                     +++   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.
    
    
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                     +++   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.
    
    
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                      +++   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.
    
    
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                         +++   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.
    
    
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                    +++   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...
    
    
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                     +++   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.
    
    
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                  +++   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.
    
    
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                       +++   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.
    
    
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    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!
    
    
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                     +++   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.
    
    
    
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                       +++   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.
    
    
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                      +++   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.
    
    
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                       +++   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.
    
    
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                    +++   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
    
    
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                       +++   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!
    
    
    
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                           +++   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!
    
    
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                      +++   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!
    
    
    
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    --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!
    
    
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