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    GOD OF WAR 3
    THE DESTROYER OF GODS - PS3 Walkthrough
    Authored by VampireHorde
    
    
    
    
    
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    +++LATEST UPDATE: More new info on New Game + Glitch
    +++LATEST UPDATE: Added list of additional credited submissions
    
    
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    What it do, nephews! Ready to continue where we last left off from the 
    last game? Sure ya are! 
    
    
    NO MORE CHIT-CHAT, FIGHT!!!
    
    
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                  / ___/ _ | /  |/  / __/ _ \/ /  / _ \ \/ /
                 / (_ / __ |/ /|_/ / _// ___/ /__/ __ |\  / 
                 \___/_/ |_/_/  /_/___/_/  /____/_/ |_|/_/  
                                                         
    --CONTROLS 
    
    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: USE ITEM 
    R1 BUTTON: ACTION BUTTON
    R2 BUTTON: MAGIC
    
    L3+R3: RAGE OF THE SPARTANS/BLADE OF OLYMPUS
    
    
    +++SWITCHING BETWEEN ITEMS
    When Kratos' obtains items like the Bow Of Apollo, Helios Head, and the 
    Hermes Boots, press and hold the L2 Button and then switch items by 
    pressing the Square, Triangle, or X Button.
    
    
    ++NEW COMBAT MOVE: THE BATTERING RAM
    At the start of the game, Kratos can use a new move called the 
    Battering Ram. To use this move, grab an enemy and then press the 
    Square Button and then run around the area with the enemy in hand to 
    use them as a Battering Ram! This will clear out large groups of 
    enemies that swarm around you (which will happen occasionally).
    
    The Battering Ram can also be useful against the big enemies. Pick up a 
    soldier and run towards them to quickly decrease their health. Use this 
    move when fighting off big enemies like the Centaurs, Minotaurs, 
    Cerberus, and Cyclops.
    
    
    ++NEW COMBAT MOVE: THE GRAPPLE PULL
    When Kratos receives the Blades of Exile from Athena, he will use a new 
    attack called the Grapple Pull. When he does this move, Kratos flings 
    his blades at an enemy and then pulls them towards him for a shoulder 
    ram. This is probably the single most useful move in Kratos' arsenal of 
    moves, so abuse this move! You can even use a combo after he rams the 
    enemy to damage them even more!
    
    Almost all of the enemies and bosses are no match for the Grapple Pull, 
    so use it in addition to using mixed combos. All four of Kratos' 
    weapons (except the Blades Of Athena) can use the Grapple Pull.
    
    
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                 +++   A LOOKING IN VIEW - THE WALKTHROUGH   +++
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    +++AREA: GAIA
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                            / / __/ /| |  / // /| |
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    Re-acquaint yourself with the controls and practice your fighting 
    skills against the enemies that show up. For faster results, use 
    Kratos' new ability called the Battering Ram.
    
    To clear away multiple numbers of enemies, grab the one baddie with the 
    Circle button and then press and hold the Square Button while running 
    around to use him as a Battering Ram. By using this move, you can clear 
    out large groups pretty quickly! Defeat the group to trigger a 
    cutscene.
    
    
    CUTSCENE
    
    
    After Gaia clears the flaming path, approach it and press the R1 Button 
    and then rapidly tap the Circle Button to lift the tree trunk. Clear 
    out all the enemies in the way and then work your way up the hill to 
    meet a new sub-boss!
    
    
    --SUB-BOSS BATTLE: LEVIATHAN - PART 1
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                 / /  / __/ | / /  _/ _ /_  __/ // / _ | / |/ /
                / /__/ _/ | |/ // // __ |/ / / _  / __ |/    / 
               /____/___/ |___/___/_/ |_/_/ /_//_/_/ |_/_/|_/  
                                                            
    
    This giant horsey-crab hybrid may look like a toughie, but with your 
    skills, it's just a walk in the park. To damage the enemy quickly, use 
    double jumps and attack from the air. Dodge the horsey's water breath 
    by rolling away to the left or right. 
    
    Continue to damage the horsey until the next part where Kratos hangs 
    from the ceiling. Move towards the horse and continue to swing at it 
    while moving from its claw swipes.
    
    When the perspective changes again, climb UP the wall to the top and 
    continue to damage the horsey with hard attacks. As you continually 
    damage it, the horse will finally keel over and the Circle Button will 
    appear above its head. Activate the Context Buttons to start the first 
    SPECIAL ATTACK Sequence. Press the FOUR buttons that appear onscreen to 
    complete the battle.
    
    
    +++AREA: MT. OLYMPUS
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           /  |/  /_  __/     / __ \/ /\ \/ /  |/  / __ \/ / / / ___/
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         / /  / / / /  _    / /_/ / /___/ / /  / / ____/ /_/ /___/ / 
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    Climb to the right side and work your way to the top of the area. 
    Approach the chest to obtain some goodies. Now use the Ledge Climb to 
    traverse along the nearby ledge to the other side.
    
    As Gaia takes damage, continue to shimmy the ledge to the next area. 
    Disperse the baddies waiting for you by using the Battering Ram move to 
    clear out the area.
    
    Take the nearby ladder to the top of the cliff with more enemies. 
    Again, 
    use the Battering Ram move to clear them all out. Open the GREEN chest 
    if you need to and then jump to the nearby ledge and use the GRAPPLE 
    move to jump to the other side.
    
    Clear out more enemies with the Battering Ram move and then take the 
    ladder up. Climb up and then jump to the left to grab the ledge. Shimmy 
    all the way to the left. Climb up all the way to the top to trigger a 
    cutscene with Gaia.
    
    
    +++AREA: TOMB OF ARES
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    Unfortunately, you cannot help Gaia from this ledge, so continue up the 
    path and use the ICARUS GLIDE and float to the next ledge. Open the 
    giant door to enter the Tomb Of Ares.
    
    A new enemy emerges from inside: the Guardian Centaur! To avoid getting 
    badly damaged, use defensive tactics. Block his attacks and then swing 
    a bevy of hard attacks to damage him quickly.
    
    After a series of hard attacks, the Circle button will float above the 
    Centaur's head, so activate the SPECIAL ATTACK sequence and press the 
    FOUR Context Sensitive buttons to kill him off. Clear out the remaining 
    baddies by using them as Battering Rams.
    
    
    --PUZZLE: THE ELEVATOR PUZZLE
    
    If you can't figure this simple puzzle out within a few seconds, then 
    you must be relatively new, otherwise, this one is a cinch! Activate 
    the nearby lever to move the elevator platform. Climb the ladder to the 
    top and get on the platform. When it moves to the next side, double-
    jump off to find the very first SAVE POINT!
    
    
    SAVE GAME
    
    
    Work your way up the hall and open the metal gate. The Leviathan's claw 
    will come crashing down, so rapidly tap the Circle Button to fend it 
    off and trigger the next battle.
    
    
    --SUB-BOSS BATTLE: LEVIATHAN - PART 2
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                 / /  / __/ | / /  _/ _ /_  __/ // / _ | / |/ /
                / /__/ _/ | |/ // // __ |/ / / _  / __ |/    / 
               /____/___/ |___/___/_/ |_/_/ /_//_/_/ |_/_/|_/  
                                                            
    For this battle, you'll have to watch out for the horsey's giant claws. 
    Use lots of hard attacks while dodging those claws. After lots of 
    damage, the Circle Button appears, so activate the SPECIAL ATTACK and 
    press the THREE Context Buttons and then rapidly tap the Circle Button 
    to destroy the claw.
    
    The claw will be sitting on the let side of the screen but DO NOT 
    access it yet! Continue to damage the horsey while dodging its water 
    breath and claw swipes. Use a mixture of aerial attacks to damage it 
    faster! After more damage is caused, activate the SPECIAL ATTACK and 
    rapidly tap the L1+R1 buttons to open up its chest.
    
    Approach the large claw and the swing it towards its chest to end this 
    part of the battle.
    
    
    +++AREA: HEART OF GAIA
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          / // / __/ _ | / _ \/_  __/ / __ \/ __/ / ___/ _ | /  _/ _ |
         / _  / _// __ |/ , _/ / /   / /_/ / _/  / (_ / __ |_/ // __ |
        /_//_/___/_/ |_/_/|_| /_/    \____/_/    \___/_/ |_/___/_/ |_|
                                                                     
    
    The area is empty, so just approach the next area and shimmy between 
    the cracks to the other side. Climb and shimmy through the branches 
    until you reach Gaia's heart.
    
    
    --GODLY POSSESSION #1: ZEUS' EAGLE
    There is a nice prize in this area! To the right side of Gaia's heart 
    are some vines to climb. Climb up those vines and go to the top to find 
    a nice shiny object, Zeus' Eagle! This item will grant Infinite Rage Of 
    The Spartans on a repeat playthrough.
    
    
    Now, on to our first puzzle!
    
    
    --PUZZLE: THE ROTATING STONE PUZZLE
    
    See that shining object on the right side wall? Grab hold of it and 
    pull the giant rock wall out. Rotate the wall 180 degrees (use the 
    Right Analog Stick) and then move it to the left side of the area. 
    Place the wall in between the empty crevasse to solve the puzzle!
    
    Now climb the vines to the top and then grapple to the next area. Climb 
    to the top to encounter more enemies. Clear them out and continue down 
    the path to find more vines.
    
    Jump and grapple higher while clearing more enemies all the way to the 
    top to trigger the first boss battle!
    
    
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    --BOSS BATTLE: POSEIDON
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                 / __ \/ __ \/ ___// ____/  _/ __ \/ __ \/ | / /
                / /_/ / / / /\__ \/ __/  / // / / / / / /  |/ / 
               / ____/ /_/ /___/ / /____/ // /_/ / /_/ / /|  /  
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    First thing's first, damage the giant claws on the left and right side 
    of the area. Watch out for Poseidon's electric attacks and claw swipes! 
    Damage all the claws to trigger the next sequence.
    
    Grapple on to Gaia's hand to face Poseidon. Dodge his Trident and wait 
    for him to pull away. Attack him with hard combos while dodging his 
    attacks. After lots of damage is dealt, Poseidon will keel over, so 
    climb to the top above his head (use the nearby cliff) and activate the 
    SPECIAL ATTACK.
    
    Press the TWO Context buttons and then rapidly tap the Circle button 
    and then ONE more Context button to trigger the second sequence. Damage 
    the claws until they are all off. Grapple THREE times and then press 
    the Context button to complete the battle!
    
    
    --OBJECTIVE: KILL POSEIDON
    
    Activate the SPECIAL ATTACK sequence and press the SEVEN Context 
    Buttons to beat Poseidon to a bloody pulp. Complete the sequence by 
    pressing the L3+R3 Buttons to end the battle.
    
    
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    Approach the Save Point to save your progress.
    
    
    SAVE GAME
    
    
    Jump onto Gaia's hand to trigger the next cutscene.
    
    
    CUTSCENE
    
    
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    As you swim the river, Kratos will lose all of his abilities. His 
    health will be cut in half and his magic will completely be taken away. 
    Swim to the other side and walk to the next area.
    
    
    +++AREA: REALM OF HADES
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    After the cutscene, use the grapple to the next area and clear out the 
    enemies. Use Kratos' new move called the Grapple Pull to gain an edge 
    on the enemies. The Grapple Pull is a great move for bigger enemies and 
    can slow them down. Press the L1+Circle Button to grapple in closer 
    with a shoulder ram.
    
    
    --ITEM: GORGON EYE #1
    In this area with the non-working portal, there is a Gorgon Eye chest 
    at the bottom! There is a set of vines just near where you landed from 
    the grapple point. Slide down the vines and find the chest around the 
    corner for the first Gorgon Eye!
    
    
    Clear the area of the baddies and approach the Save Point.
    
    
    SAVE GAME
    
    There are two areas to explore. The area on the left contains a series 
    of chests. If you want to grab those items, then do it. Otherwise, 
    continue on to the right side to encounter a series of enemies.
    
    
    --OBJECTIVE: USE THE ARMY OF SPARTA TO CLEAR THE AREA
    
    In this sequence, Kratos will have temporary Infinite Magic, so summon 
    forth those Spartan boys and use them to kill off all the enemies that 
    appear. From there, jump up to the large chain and shimmy to the other 
    side. Kill off all the enemies on the chain and jump to the platform.
    
    
    Collect all the goodies and then continue down the platform towards the 
    large double-doors. Open the large doors to encounter a familiar enemy.
    
    
    ++AREA: GORGON ARENA
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          / ___/ __ \/ _ \/ ___/ __ \/ |/ / / _ | / _ \/ __/ |/ / _ |
         / (_ / /_/ / , _/ (_ / /_/ /    / / __ |/ , _/ _//    / __ |
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    This battle consists of a Gorgon and lots of lackeys. Use defensive 
    rolls to roll away from her Gorgon stare and use blocks for her tail 
    swipes. Damage her with hard combos and then kill it off with the 
    SPECIAL ATTACK.
    
    Kill off both Gorgon enemies and then clear out the other baddies in 
    any way you want. Open the doors and enter the next area. Traverse the 
    cave and enter the next area.
    
    
    ++AREA: PEIRITHOUS CHAMBER
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               / _ \/ __/  _/ _ \/  _/_  __/ // / __ \/ / / / __/
              / ___/ _/_/ // , _// /  / / / _  / /_/ / /_/ /\ \  
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    In this area, you'll find Peirithous bound to a chair behind a wall of 
    Bramble (red roots) and a caged fire-breathing Cerberus on the other 
    side. Yup, it's time for your first REAL puzzle!
    
    
    --PUZZLE: THE BURNING BRAMBLE PUZZLE
    
    First, jump up the ledge and jump on the large platform above 
    Peirithous. This will lower the platform and open the gates on the 
    other side. 
    
    See that ledge across from you? Glide on towards that ledge to find a 
    large wicker pot of Bramble. Grab the wicker and push it out to the 
    floor below. Now drag the wicker pot towards the fire-breathing 
    Cerberus and place the pot in front of the cage to light it up!
    
    Leave the burning bramble near the cage and go back to the platform 
    above Peirithous. Jump on the platform to open the gates above the 
    caged Cerberus. From there, quickly run towards the cage and use the 
    burning Bramble to float higher towards the open cage above.
    
    Now activate the lever to open the Cerberus cage. Jump down and damage 
    the Cerberus until the Context buttons appear. Press those buttons and 
    Kratos will mount onto Cerberus!
    
    Guide Cerberus towards Peirithous (burn all the enemies in the way) and 
    use a fireball attack on Peirithous to complete the puzzle and gain a 
    new weapon: the BOW OF APOLLO.
    
    
    From this point, Kratos can use the Bow Of Apollo to burn any bramble 
    that he sees. Press and hold the L2+Square Button to fire up a charged 
    arrow and then release it to burn off the bramble.
    
    
    --ITEM: PHOENIX FEATHER #1
    There is a Phoenix Feather inside the Peirithous Chamber! At the other 
    end near the Cerberus cage, there is some Bramble above one of the 
    cages, do you see it? Fire a charged arrow at it to burn off the 
    Bramble and then use the smoke from the wicker to float higher. Glide 
    towards the newly opened ledge to find the PHOENIX FEATHER.
    
    
    Exit the chamber and burn off the Bramble to reveal the Save Point!
    
    
    SAVE GAME
    
    
    --ITEM: MINOTAUR HORN #1
    Enter the next area to see some chests and some Bramble. Shoot an arrow 
    at the Bramble to find a chest with a Minotaur Horn! From there, 
    continue up the hall to the next area.
    
    
    --OBJECTIVE: KILL THE HARPIES
    
    A bunch of flying rodents will appear in this area. Use grab moves to 
    make short work of the harpies. Grab them on the ground and grab them 
    in the air to kill them faster.
    
    When the area is cleared, continue down the hall and jump and glide to 
    the bottom platform. From there, shimmy on the walls to the top of the 
    area, BUT WAIT!
    
    
    --ITEM: GORGON EYE #2
    As you jump from wall-to-wall, you will see a waterfall on the LEFT 
    side, do you see it? As you reach the top ledge, shimmy all the way to 
    the left and jump over the waterfall to find a chest with a Gorgon Eye! 
    AWESOME! Now go back to where you were and shimmy all the way to the 
    top of the area.
    
    
    Climb your way to the top and then jump and climb the large pillar to 
    the next area.
    
    
    +++AREA: JUDGES OF THE UNDERWORLD
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         / // / /_/ / // / (_ / _/_\ \  / /_/ / _/    / / / _  / _/  
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            / / / / |/ / _ \/ __/ _ \ | /| / / __ \/ _ \/ /  / _ \
           / /_/ /    / // / _// , _/ |/ |/ / /_/ / , _/ /__/ // /
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    Jump and grapple towards the next platform but DO NOT inspect the 
    circular plate just yet!
    
    
    --ITEM: GORGON EYE #3
    Make your way towards the giant ledge (with the pedestal). To the left 
    side of the pedestal is a broken stairway. Glide towards that next 
    ledge to find a chest with a Gorgon Eye at the back wall! YEAH!
    
    
    Jump back to the giant ledge and approach the circular plate and 
    inspect it.
    
    
    --OBJECTIVE: COMPLETE THE THREE TRIALS OF EREBUS
    
    Approach the pedestal with the book and read it to start the trials. 
    All three trials consist of the same thing: kill, kill, kill!
    
    During the trial, you will encounter a new big enemy: the Minotaur. 
    These guys are quite tough and like to use uppercuts. But the quickest 
    way to dispatch them is to use the Combat Grapple attack.
    
    Press the L1+Circle button to grapple onto the Minotaur and ram him 
    with your shoulder (followed by hard combo attacks). When prompted, 
    kill him off by rapidly tapping the Circle Button. Complete all three 
    trials by killing all the Gorgon, Minotaurs, harpies, etc.
    
    From there, approach the circular plate and step on top of it to 
    trigger a cutscene.
    
    
    CUTSCENE
    
    
    After the cutscene, approach the Save Point on the left side.
    
    
    SAVE GAME
    
    Enter thru the portal on the right side to enter the top of the area. 
    There is nothing to do in the upper area, so simply make your way to 
    the other side.
    
    Slice down the Minotaurs that show up and continue past the gaps until 
    you reach the Bronze statue.
    
    
    CUTSCENE
    
    
    Jump towards the large chain and shimmy to the other side. There are no 
    enemies here, so keep going and then jump down to the ledge. Continue 
    down the path and shimmy in between the large crevasse to the other 
    side. Work your way up the hall while eliminating some baddies until 
    you reach a dead end.
    
    
    --PUZZLE: THE FLAMING HOT ELEVATOR PUZZLE
    
    First thing's first! Shoot a charged arrow at the Bramble to light it 
    up. Jump on top of the hot heat and glide to the top of the area. 
    Eliminate the enemies that appear and then activate the lever to bring 
    down the elevator.
    
    Quickly jump on the elevator and then exit the upper ledge. Towards the 
    wall is a large Bramble wicker pot. Grab that thing and pull it out. 
    Slice up the baddies and then jump down to the elevator below.
    
    Activate the lever again and jump on the elevator. Grab the wicker pot 
    and slide it to the elevator. Again, slice up the enemies that appear 
    and then drag the wicker pot and kick it to the lower area (with all 
    the smoke) to light it up even more! Now jump down to the bottom and 
    then glide up to the platform above to lower it. 
    
    
    --ITEM: PHOENIX FEATHER #2
    Climb to the top of the platform and open the door in front of you. A 
    big gang of demon hands will block your way, so slice them down and 
    then approach the two chests for goodies including a PHOENIX FEATHER!
    
    Now go back out and glide all the way to the very top of the area. 
    Traverse the halls and go all the way to the top.
    
    
    +++AREA: PIT OF TARTARUS
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                          / _ \/  _/_  __/ / __ \/ __/
                         / ___// /  / /   / /_/ / _/  
                        /_/  /___/ /_/    \____/_/    
                                                      
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                /_  __/ _ | / _ \/_  __/ _ | / _ \/ / / / __/
                 / / / __ |/ , _/ / / / __ |/ , _/ /_/ /\ \  
                /_/ /_/ |_/_/|_| /_/ /_/ |_/_/|_|\____/___/  
                                                          
    Approach the pedestal and read the book. After you read the book, all 
    the statues with the hammers will come to life! These Hammer dudes are 
    quite strong but only have limited attacks.
    
    Kratos can block their Hammer swipes if he isn't countering. To defeat 
    them, use the Grapple Pull+Square button to make short work of these 
    guys. Be defensive when fighting these guys and they should be no 
    problem to defeat. Just be sure not to press the wrong Context button!
    
    When the area is clear, continue down the stairs to a new area.
    
    
    +++AREA: THE FORGE
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                  /_  __/ // / __/ / __/ __ \/ _ \/ ___/ __/
                   / / / _  / _/  / _// /_/ / , _/ (_ / _/  
                  /_/ /_//_/___/ /_/  \____/_/|_|\___/___/  
                                                          
    Make your way up the stairs to encounter Hephaestus.
    
    
    CUTSCENE
    
    
    After the cutscene, make a right turn to find the Save Point. 
    
    
    SAVE GAME
    
    
    --ITEM: GORGON EYE #4
    Before you do anything, go to the opposite side of the room. You will 
    see a large door with a Hades engraving on it. To the left side of the 
    door is a well-hidden chest with the Gorgon Eye, so open it up!
    
    
    Activate the lever next to the Save Point to open the door at the 
    bottom of the stairs. Make your way downstairs to the large rotating 
    room. Rotate the crank all the way until it stops at the Bramble 
    blocking the way (there is another secret area you can access when 
    rotating the crank that contains a whole bunch of dogs and two chests).
    
    
    --OBJECTIVE: OBTAIN THE BLADE OF OLYMPUS
    
    Shoot the Bramble with an arrow to clear the way. Navigate the path all 
    the way to the bottom to trigger a cutscene.
    
    
    CUTSCENE
    
    
    With the Blade Of Olympus on hand, activate the RAGE OF THE SPARTANS 
    and destroy all the enemies that show up. When the area is cleared, 
    jump down to the bottom and grapple towards the Save Point. Clear out 
    the enemies first and SAVE if you need to.
    
    
    --OBJECTIVE: OPEN THE DOOR OF HADES
    
    As you make your way towards the large doors, use a charged arrow to 
    burn the Bramble blocking the doorway and to trigger a small battle 
    with two Cerberus dogs.
    
    These dogs aren't so tough! Simply abuse the Grapple Pull+Square Button 
    attack while blocking their fireballs. Use Context buttons to kill off 
    both mongrels. From there, open the doors and enter the next area.
    
    More baddies and doggies will show up for a party, so slice them down 
    to clear them out and then open the doorway and head up the stairs.
    
    
    +++AREA: PALACE OF HADES
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                  / _ \/ _ | / /  / _ |/ ___/ __/ / __ \/ __/
                 / ___/ __ |/ /__/ __ / /__/ _/  / /_/ / _/  
                /_/  /_/ |_/____/_/ |_\___/___/  \____/_/    
                                                             
                            __ _____   ___  ________
                           / // / _ | / _ \/ __/ __/
                          / _  / __ |/ // / _/_\ \  
                         /_//_/_/ |_/____/___/___/  
                                                  
    
    --PUZZLE: THE HADES STATUE PUZZLE - PART 1
    
    This puzzle comes in two parts (that's what she said). First, you need 
    to open the doorway on the second floor. There is a large wheel on the 
    left side of the room and a large crate of flat tiles on the right side 
    of the area.
    
    Grab the crate of tiles on the right side and drag it towards the large 
    wheel. Kill off the harpies and then activate the wheel to open the 
    doors on the second floor. From there, quickly grab the crate of tiles 
    and place it UNDER the wheel so that it doesn't rotate back.
    
    Climb up the large white tree and jump on the second floor. Enter the 
    doorway to trigger some Minotaurs and other baddies. Slice them all 
    down to clear the area. Make your way up the halls to the third floor 
    with the Hades statue.
    
    
    --PUZZLE: THE HADES STATUE PUZZLE - PART 2
    
    And now comes the tedious part. Rotate the crank to bring up a coffin. 
    After the cutscene, press the R1 button to activate ladders on both 
    sides of the room. Eliminate the enemies to clear the area first!
    
    
    --ITEM: PHOENIX FEATHER #3
    Before you do anything, take the path to the left and all the way to 
    the back. There is a hidden ladder that leads to the top of the statue 
    where you will find a chest with a Phoenix Feather! Now jump back down.
    
    
    Take the ladder on the LEFT side of the room and climb it to the top. 
    DO NOT touch anything in the room yet! Instead approach the nearby 
    lever to lower the platform back to the first floor.
    
    Open the metal gate and grab the crate of tiles (slice up the Harpies 
    first) and drag the crate back to the platform and then pull the lever 
    and go back up.
    
    At the top, drag the crate near the large wheel. From here, go back 
    down to the large crank and rotate it. Quickly climb the LEFT ladder 
    again and activate the wheel to clasp Hades' right hand. From there, 
    quickly drag the crate of tiles UNDER the wheel to keep it from moving.
    
    
    WHEW, now for the right side of the room! Go back down towards the 
    crank and rotate it all the way around. From there, take the ladder on 
    the RIGHT side to the top. Activate the nearby wheel n the room to 
    solve the puzzle! 
    
    
    From here, I suggest you go back down to the first floor and SAVE your 
    game because the next part will be a boss battle.
    
    
    SAVE GAME
    
    
    With the puzzle solved, approach the coffin in front of the pedestal 
    and press R1 to open up the path and trigger a boss battle!
    
    
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    --BOSS BATTLE: HADES
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                         / / / /   |  / __ \/ ____/ ___/
                        / /_/ / /| | / / / / __/  \__ \ 
                       / __  / ___ |/ /_/ / /___ ___/ / 
                      /_/ /_/_/  |_/_____/_____//____/  
                                                     
    After the cutscene, rapidly tap the L1+R1 buttons to avoid getting your 
    soul stolen! The battle with Hades is a 5-part affair, so be ready for 
    a lengthy and brutally bloody battle!
    
    Hades has a big collection of attacks in his arsenal. He uses his claw 
    weapons and likes to use his stomp attack. A lot. All of these simple 
    attacks can be evade and blocked, so be ready roll away from him when 
    he starts flinging the claws.
    
    
    --HADES SPECIAL ATTACKS
    Hades also has FOUR (count 'em, FOUR) Special attacks that he uses. 
    
    GRAPPLE ATTACK
    The first one is his Grapple attack. After damage is dealt to him, he 
    grapples to the ceiling and jumps down for a tremor attack. To avoid 
    damage, double-jump just before he lands on the floor.
    
    HELL AWAITS
    The second Special move is his "Hell Awaits" chain attack where he 
    summons a billion chains from the floor. To avoid damage for this one, 
    the entire floor will turn black except for one small area. Quickly 
    roll towards that little area to avoid getting shanked.
    
    CHAIN SPIKE
    His third Special attack is his Chain Spike attack where he sticks both 
    chains on the ground and spikes protrude all over the arena. To avoid 
    damage for this, simply run around in a circular motion until he stops 
    the attack.
    
    SOUL SUMMON
    For this attack, he summons three floating heads to come after you. 
    Simply attack these souls to disperse them.
    
    
    --BOSS TACTICS PARTS 1-3
    The battle with the Hades starts off as a 3-part battle followed by two 
    more waves. To damage him properly, abuse the Grapple Pull+Square 
    Button attack. Dodge all his attacks I mentioned above until the 
    Context button appears.
    
    Approach him and rapidly tap the Circle Button to rip out a shred of 
    his skin. After the skin chunk is ripped out, quickly approach that 
    piece of flesh and destroy it! From there, continue to dodge Hades' 
    attacks and repeat this strategy TWO more times!
    
    
    --BOSS TACTICS PARTS 4-5
    After the third time, Kratos and Hades will enter a tug-of-war match 
    with their weapons. Keep using hard attacks (while avoiding getting 
    thrown into the water) until the Circle Button appears above his head.
    
    Press the Context button and rapidly tap the Circle Button to end the 
    fourth wave. With the Hades Claws in hand, slay all the soldiers that 
    appear and Hades will appear ONE more time.
    
    In the final wave, evade Hades' hand attacks by grappling behind. Use 
    the Grapple Point on the upper left or right sides and get behind him 
    and pound all those combos on him. There's no tricky part, so just 
    damage him until he keels over. From there, complete the Context 
    buttons to defeat Hades!
    
    
    =======================================================================
    =======================================================================
    
    
    After the battle with Hades, Save your game!
    
    
    SAVE GAME
    
    
    --GODLY POSSESSION #2: HADES' HELM
    Dive into the water and swim all the way down to the bottom to find the 
    HADES' HELM item! Now swim to the other side and jump out.
    
    
    --OBJECTIVE: USE THE SOUL SUMMON ATTACK
    
    Clear out all the baddies using the Soul Summon Magic. Once that's 
    done, 
    dive into the water and swim to the next area and dive out. Activate 
    the lever and then swim to the other side and dive out back to the 
    Forge area.
    
    
    +++AREA: THE FORGE
    
    --OBJECTIVE: GET THE HELL OUTTA DODGE
    
    After the cutscene, make your way back down the stairs of the Forge to 
    the rotating crank room. As you rotate the crank, the Hammer dudes will 
    come to life, so clear them out with your hot Hades Claws! Clear them 
    out and then rotate the crank all the way around.
    
    Exit the area and jump and grapple towards the open portal on the other 
    side of the Realm. Clear out the archers and then approach the portal 
    to return back to Olympia.
    
    
    +++AREA: THE CITY OF OLYMPIA
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                      / ___/  _/_  __/\ \/ / / __ \/ __/
                     / /___/ /  / /    \  / / /_/ / _/  
                     \___/___/ /_/     /_/  \____/_/    
                                                        
                       ____  ____  ____  ______  _______ 
                      / __ \/ /\ \/ /  |/  / _ \/  _/ _ |
                     / /_/ / /__\  / /|_/ / ___// // __ |
                     \____/____//_/_/  /_/_/  /___/_/ |_|
                                                        
    
    --OBJECTIVE: RELEASE GAIA
    
    Make your way around the bridge to encounter Gaia. After the cutscene, 
    approach her arm and slice it off. From there, clear the path by 
    shoving her hand outta the way to clear the area. Approach the doorway 
    to trigger a battle.
    
    
    --OBJECTIVE: OPEN THE DOOR TO OLYMPIA
    
    A whole bunch of Olympian enemies will appear. Slice down every single 
    one of them and the doors will open. Enter inside to a dark cavern.
    
    
    --OBJECTIVE: CROSS THE GAPS USING THE HARPIES
    
    Follow the instructions and shoot the Harpy. When it gets close, 
    grapple the Harpy and fly towards the next higher ledge. Now go around 
    the corner and cross the next gap using the Harpies.
    
    You do NOT have to hold the R1+O Button when hanging from the Harpy! 
    Press the jump button when the next Harpy is close by and Kratos will 
    automatically jump and grab it. 
    
    
    --ITEM: POWER-UP CHESTS
    After you land on the upper ledge, look across to see an upper ledge 
    with some chests. You cannot reach these without using a Harpy. A Harpy 
    will spawn nearby, so grapple onto it and fly towards the ledge. 
    Careful because you can still fall down the giant gap! Open the chests 
    for some hot goodies!
    
    
    SAVE GAME
    
    
    ++AREA: ROOFTOPS
    
    Make it to the other side of the cavern to the end. Glide towards the 
    adjacent rooftop to encounter another stream of soldiers. Once a whole 
    bunch of the baddies has been destroyed, a Centaur jumps out!
    
    To weaken the Centaur quickly, you can use the Grapple Pull attack OR 
    you can damage one of the soldiers and then grab and use them as a 
    Battering Ram towards the Centaur. Keep using soldiers as Battering 
    Rams to weaken him and the Context buttons will appear! Defeat the 
    Centaur with a gruesome finisher to open up the next area.
    
    
    ++AREA: UPPER ROOFTOPS
    
    --MAIN OBJECTIVE: USE THE GIANT STRONGBOW ON HELIOS
    
    After the Centaur is dead, make your way up to the upper roof walkway 
    to encounter a Titan. Approach the large strongbow to trigger another 
    enemy battle!
    
    
    --OBJECTIVE: DEFEAT THE CHIMERA
    
    This hybrid enemy may seem tough, but you just need to be defensive to 
    defeat it! The battle is in three parts: you have to kill the Snake 
    tail, then the Lion's head, and then the Ram's head.
    
    Block the Snake's melee attacks and then counter back with a hard 
    combo. Use the Grapple Pull +Square Combo for more damage.  Repeat this 
    tactic and the Circle button will appear above its head after lots of 
    hits. Grab it and finish it off! 
    
    When fighting the Lion's head, use lots of evasive maneuvers! The Lion 
    likes to use fireballs, so block and then counter. Defeat the Lion's 
    head and then it'll be just the Ram's head.
    
    The Ram is a bit tricky because it likes to jump away and then charge 
    at you (because it's a RAM!). Just Grapple Pull to get closer to him 
    and pound the hard combos until the Circle buttons appears. You know 
    what to do from there.
    
    Once the hybrid beast is dead, approach the Strongbow and activate it. 
    Hold for a few seconds and wait for Helios (the flaming one on the 
    flying chariot) to fly within shooting distance of the arrow and then 
    fling an arrow at him. If done correctly, Helios will stumble and the 
    Titan will grab him.
    
    
    --MAIN OBJECTIVE: FIND HELIOS, THE SUN GOD
    
    --OBJECTIVE: CROSS THE CHASM
    
    Refill on health and then go back down to the rooftops. See those 
    Harpies across the chasm? Shoot the first one and then grapple it. Jump 
    from Harpy to Harpy until you reach the other side.
    
    
    ++AREA: OUTER SANCTUM
    
    Defeat all the baddies that show up to clear the area. From there, 
    enter the large hallway to encounter a larger gang of baddies. Use the 
    Battering Ram move on all of them to clear them out.
    
    With the hallways cleared, open all the chests for some goodies and 
    then exit the sanctum outside. Cross the bridge and then jump on the 
    ledge next to the doorway and climb up.
    
    Shimmy to the other end of the burning building to encounter a 
    civilian. 
    Press the Circle button to get him out of the way and then press the R1 
    Button to shimmy down past the open flames. Jump up past the flames and 
    continue to shimmy towards the end. Jump to the top of the building to 
    trigger a cutscene.
    
    
    ++AREA: CAVERN ENTRANCE
    
    --OBJECTIVE: OBTAIN THE HEAD OF HELIOS
    
    A group of shielded soldiers will encircle around Helios to guard him. 
    After a few combos, a new enemy pops out!
    
    The Cyclops is a strong beast and can really frustrate you with its 
    constant cheap attacks. But all you have to do is stay defensive and 
    evade behind him. Roll away from its club attacks and get behind him 
    and then pound those combos!
    
    Another thing you can do is use the soldiers for a Battering Ram. After 
    lots of damage is done, the Circle Button will appear above its head. 
    Grab the Cyclops and press the Context buttons to ride that thing! When 
    Kratos is on top of the Cyclops, he can temporarily control its actions 
    to attack the soldiers. Clear out the soldiers and then when prompted, 
    kill the Cyclops with the Context buttons.
    
    When the area is cleared, refill on health and then approach Helios to 
    trigger a cutscene. 
    
    
    CUTSCENE
    
    
    --OBJECTIVE: BLOCK THE SUNLIGHT
    
    After Helios screams "Feel the power of the Sun!" Kratos will not be 
    able to see in front of him. Use the Right Analog Stick to move Kratos' 
    right hand to block the sunlight. Keep moving his hand to block the 
    bright light until Kratos moves in closer for the kill.
    
    When he's close, use the Context buttons to kill Helios and rip out his 
    head. From here, you can use the Helios Head to find secret chests and 
    secret paths! Woo-hoo!
    
    
    --GODLY POSSESSIONS #3: HELIOS' SHIELD
    To the immediate right side of Helios' dead body is his shield. Grab 
    the item to obtain the Helios' Shield. This item enables you to have 
    triple amount of combos.
    
    
    --ITEM: MINOTAUR HORN #2
    Whenever you see floating gold dust in a certain area, use the Helios 
    Head and shine a bright light to reveal a secret chest. Speaking of 
    which, there is some gold dust just across from Helios' dead body. Use 
    the Helios Head to reveal the chest with a Minotaur Horn!
    
    
    --OBJECTIVE: USE THE HEAD OF HELIOS TO FIND THE SECRET PATH
    
    Now stand in front of the large rock wall behind Helios' dead body and 
    take out the Helios Head. Press and hold the L2 Button to reveal a 
    metal door behind the wall. Keep moving the head around the wall until 
    the whole door appears.
    
    Enter the cavern and bust out the Helios Head to light the way. Slice 
    up the enemies that show up and make your way to the other side.
    
    
    +++AREA: THE PATH OF EOS
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               / _ \/ _ /_  __/ // / / __ \/ __/ / __/ __ \/ __/
              / ___/ __ |/ / / _  / / /_/ / _/  / _// /_/ /\ \  
             /_/  /_/ |_/_/ /_//_/  \____/_/   /___/\____/___/  
                                                               
    
    --ITEM: GORGON EYE #5
    To the immediate left of where you entered is a chest in a corner with 
    a Gorgon Eye. Grab that thing! Approach the Save Point and Save!
    
    
    SAVE GAME
    
    
    Enter the adjacent cavern and use the Helios Head to light the way. 
    You'll encounter a few baddies, so use a bright stun on them and then 
    slice them up. 
    
    When you exit the cavern, a group of Harpies will fly in for some fun. 
    Use the Grapple Pull to eliminate them faster or grab them from the 
    ground to tear off their wings.
    
    When the area is cleared, use the Helios Head on the adjacent wall to 
    open the path. Enter the cavern and eliminate the next set of baddies. 
    At the other side of the cavern is a large chain but DO NOT use it yet!
    
    
    --ITEM: PHOENIX FEATHER #4
    Underneath the long chain is a small little ledge. Jump down to find 
    the chest with a Phoenix Feather! RAD! Now jump back up and climb onto 
    the large chain.
    
    
    Climb the chain to the other side (while slicing up the baddies) and 
    jump down. Enter the next cavern to find a giant gap in the path. For 
    this, you'll need to use a Solar Flare. Press and hold the L2+Triangle 
    button to charge the Helios' Head and then release the buttons to 
    unleash a bright light that will brighten up the gap. 
    
    From there, glide over the gap. Traverse the cavern to the other side 
    to trigger a cutscene.
    
    
    CUTSCENE
    
    
    After the cutscene, bust out the Bow and shoot the Harpy. Grapple onto 
    it and fly the other side. Work your way up the bridge and onto the 
    mountain path to encounter a new enemy: the Shadow Wraith.
    
    
    --NEW ENEMY: SHADOW WRAITH
    These guys are no match for the Grapple Pull attack. Even if they 
    disappear in to the ground, Kratos can use the Grapple Pull to hoist 
    them out! Too cool for school! Also, you can deflect their scythes with 
    the Fleece and throw it back at them.
    
    Eliminate these wraiths by abusing the Grapple Pull+Square Button 
    attack to make some mince meat for dinner.
    
    
    --ITEM: GORGON EYE #6
    When the coast is clear, make your way up the path to find two chests 
    and some scaffoldings. Destroy the scaffolding and then use the Helios 
    Head to reveal a secret chest with a Gorgon Eye inside! Right on!
    
    
    Continue up the bridge to encounter a group of wraiths and some 
    archers. 
    Eliminate the Wraiths first and then use charge arrows to blow up the 
    wicker pots next to the archers.
    
    
    --ITEM: PHOENIX FEATHER #5
    This chest is VERY well-hidden and hard to spot. As soon as the enemies 
    are dead, continue towards the next two chests. To the left of the 
    chests, the Phoenix Feather is all the way to the left of the wall. 
    Move around until the R1 Button appears and then open it up for a 
    Phoenix Feather!
    
    
    +++AREA: THE CHAIN OF BALANCE
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                    / ___/ // / _ | /  _/ |/ / / __ \/ __/
                   / /__/ _  / __ |_/ //    / / /_/ / _/  
                   \___/_//_/_/ |_/___/_/|_/  \____/_/    
                                                          
                      ___  ___   __   ___   _  ___________
                     / _ )/ _ | / /  / _ | / |/ / ___/ __/
                    / _  / __ |/ /__/ __ |/    / /__/ _/  
                   /____/_/ |_/____/_/ |_/_/|_/\___/___/  
                                                        
    
    First up, save your game!
    
    SAVE GAME
    
    Before you ascend the large chain, explore the area for some goodies! 
    There is secret wall behind the chain, so use the Helios Head to reveal 
    the chest. When you're, ready, jump onto the chain and fly up.
    
    All you can do for this part is move Kratos in the direction away from 
    the falling rubble and obstacles that block the way. As you fly to the 
    top, be prepared for a Context Button just as Kratos jumps towards the 
    Titan! If you miss, it's Game Over, so watch for it!
    
    
    --OBJECTIVE: CLIMB TO THE TOP
    
    After dispatching the red Titan, you'll be doing some platforming! Jump 
    the three ledges and grab hold of the ropes. Climb up and make a left 
    and then slide down.
    
    Jump another batch of ledges and then Grapple to the next area. Jump 
    another batch of ledges and then Grapple again to climb the large wall.
    
    When scaling this wall, qcuikly move up and then move to the left and 
    upwards to the top and then all the way to the right and slide down. 
    
    
    --ITEM: PHOENIX FEATHER #6
    As soon as you slide down the large wall, the ledge will have some gold 
    dust. Use the Helios Head to reveal a chest with a Phoenix Feather 
    inside! Yeah!
    
    
    Jump more ledges and then Grapple two Grapple points to start the next 
    ascent to the top. As you fly to the top, you'll be dodging more 
    rafters, scaffoldings and fireballs, so GET TO IT!
    
    
    
    +++AREA: THE CAVERNS
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                   / ____/   | |  / / ____/ __ \/ | / / ___/
                  / /   / /| | | / / __/ / /_/ /  |/ /\__ \ 
                 / /___/ ___ | |/ / /___/ _, _/ /|  /___/ / 
                 \____/_/  |_|___/_____/_/ |_/_/ |_//____/  
                                                           
    
    --OBJECTIVE: ACTIVATE THE LABYRINTH BOXES
    
    After the cutscene, approach the large Bramble and shoot it with an 
    arrow to get the large box moving.
    
    
    --ITEM: MINOTAUR HORN #3
    After the large box stops, approach the lower corner to find some gold 
    dust. Use the Helios Head to reveal a chest with a Minotaur Horn!
    
    
    See the Grapple point? Grapple onto it and swing to the top 
    scaffolding. 
    Grapple two more times to reach the upper large box. Shoot the Bramble 
    to activate the box and get it moving.
    
    
    --OBJECTIVE: DEFEND THE SUPPORT CHAIN
    
    As the box you are riding on moves, a large gang of baddies will show 
    up to ambush you. A few enemies later, two Minotaurs will jump in and 
    try to destroy the support chain holding the box!
    
    Stand your ground and slice these baddies up with the Grapple+Square 
    Button to make short work of these boys. When the large box reaches a 
    stop, use charged arrows at the archers above to clear them out.
    
    More Minotaurs will show up, so Grapple them out! After the Minotaurs 
    are gone, a Cerberus will show up. Beat that mongrel and then ride him! 
    Use the fireball attack on the other Minotaurs until all are dead!
    
    
    When the box finally stops, approach the walking figure across from you 
    to trigger a cutscene.
    
    
    CUTSCENE
    
    
    --OBJECTIVE: ASCEND THE CHAIN OF BALANCE TO OLYMPUS
    
    There is nothing else to do in this area, so grapple to the large chain 
    and then climb your way to the top.
    
    
    +++AREA: THE FLAME OF OLYMPUS/CHAMBER OF THE FLAME
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                    / __/ /  / _ | /  |/  / __/ / __ \/ __/
                   / _// /__/ __ |/ /|_/ / _/  / /_/ / _/  
                  /_/ /____/_/ |_/_/  /_/___/  \____/_/    
                                                           
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                     / __ \/ /\ \/ /  |/  / _ \/ / / / __/
                    / /_/ / /__\  / /|_/ / ___/ /_/ /\ \  
                    \____/____//_/_/  /_/_/   \____/___/  
                                                       
    
    Once you've reached the top, enter the next large room to the Flame Of 
    Olympus, but DO NOT approach the center of the room just yet! 
    
    
    --ITEM: POWER-UP CHESTS
    Go to the opposite side of the room (with the other large chain). One 
    of the walls near the chain has gold dust, so use the Helios Head to 
    reveal a secret room with some chests and Onyx stones. You can't break 
    the Onyx yet, so come back here later in the game! (Unless you've got 
    the New Game+ Glitch then you can break it right there.)
    
    
    When all that's done, approach the Flame to trigger a cutscene.
    
    
    CUTSCENE
    
    
    --OBJECTIVE: READ THE HISTORY OF THE FLAMES
    
    After the cutscene, there is nothing else to do in the room, but on the 
    upper left side of the room, you will see walls with candles and SIX 
    pedestals all aligned.
    
    Approach each pedestal and take out the Helios Head. Shine the head on 
    the wall to reveal a painting and then read the book on the pedestal. 
    Do the same thing for the other pedestals to trigger another cutscene 
    with Hermes.
    
    
    +++AREA: THE OLYMPIAN CITADEL
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                  / __ \/ /\ \/ /  |/  / _ \/  _/ _ | / |/ /
                 / /_/ / /__\  / /|_/ / ___// // __ |/    / 
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    --OBJECTIVE: CHASE AFTER HERMES
    
    The chase after Hermes is gonna be a doozy! Glide towards Hermes and 
    the approach the broken wall and slide down to the bottom. Jump the gap 
    and Grapple towards the large wooden bridge.
    
    Jump over the gaps until the bridge collapses. From here, you have a 
    few seconds to climb up the wooden wall to the top while mobbing left 
    to right. Make it to the top AND FOLLOW Hermes up the wall.
    
    Shimmy all the way to the right and climb the ladder to the top. Shimmy 
    to the right and then jump up and then down again. Drop down and then 
    jump the gap. Jump to the next wall and then shimmy to the right. 
    
    Now jump towards the wooden bridge and follow Hermes to the other side. 
    Glide onto the large scaffolding and quickly grapple to the grapple 
    point and HOLD! The scaffolding will fall and move upwards.
    
    Approach the lever and pull it. From there, wait for the swinging 
    grapple point to get close and then grapple on and swing and glide 
    towards the concrete bridge.
    
    From here, the bridge will start collapsing, so grapple each grapple 
    point and keep following Hermes to the next doorway. Climb the ladders 
    and jump from side-to-side until you reach the top.
    
    
    --OBJECTIVE: ACTIVATE THE CATAPULT
    
    Rotate the turnstile clockwise and then approach the catapult and 
    activate it! Press the Context buttons to jump after Hermes.
    
    
    --OBJECTIVE: FIND AND KILL HERMES
    
    After the statue crashes, follow the trail of blood to find Hermes. 
    When you find him, Hermes will make a poor attempt at a boss battle. 
    Hermes will run at you and try to jump you. Simply swing away at him 
    while dodging his running attacks until a cutscene occurs.
    
    Walk up towards Hermes and then press the Context buttons for a 
    brutally bloody finish! Follow him as he crawls away and then finish 
    him off. After the bloody finish, use the Boots of Hermes to eliminate 
    the enemies that show up!
     
    
    --GODLY POSSESSIONS #4: HERMES' COIN
    When the area is cleared, go to the back of the room with the broken 
    statue's head. The Hermes Coin is located just behind the statue head 
    (on the right side), so take it! This item will allow you to gain 10x 
    more Red Orbs!
    
    
    --OBJECTIVE: USE THE AGILITY RUN
    
    To use the Agility Run, there has to be Golden footsteps on the wall. 
    Walk up to it and press the L2+X Button to run up a wall or on the side 
    of it. Run up the first wall to find a Save Point.
    
     
    SAVE GAME!
    
    
    Use the Agility Run on the next set of walls to the other side and then 
    run to the top. Eliminate the baddies and exit outside to the pouring 
    rain. Continue up the wooden bridge and use the Agility Run across the 
    large wall mural.
    
    
    --ITEM: PHOENIX FEATHER #7
    After you cross the large mural, there is some gold dust in the corner. 
    Use the Helios Head to reveal a chest with a Phoenix Feather!
    
    
    Continue running up the walls to the top and then glide to the ledge on 
    the right side. Make your way towards the large doorway to encounter 
    lots of big baddies!
    
    
    +++AREA: THE MUSE COURTYARD
    
    --OBJECTIVE: CLEAR THE USE COURTYARD
    
    A bunch of armored Cyclops baddies show up for a big ol' party! These 
    guys are victim of the Grapple attack, so abuse the Grapple on them 
    while blocking their giant maces. Stay defensive and keep using the 
    Grapple pull to defeat them quicker.
    
    
    --ITEM: MINOTAUR HORN #4
    When the area is cleared, go to the other end of the courtyard to find 
    two chests. One of them has a Minotaur Horn inside! From here, open the 
    doors in the courtyard and go inside.
    
    
    +++AREA: UPPER CHAMBER OF THE FLAME
    
    
    SAVE GAME
    
    
    Approach the large hallway at the other side of the floor to meet a 
    familiar enemy: the Siren. The Sirens like to use their screams and 
    their claws on you. Fortunately, these girls are no match for the 
    Grapple Pull! Simply use the Grapple Pull on them to defeat them faster 
    and then use Context buttons to finish them off.
    
    When the hallway is cleared, approach the spiral staircase and go all 
    the way to the top and open the metal doors.
    
    
    --ITEM: PHOENIX FEATHER #8
    Before you solve this puzzle, find the chest first! Take the air vent 
    on the left side and glide to the top. There is a chest to the upper 
    left side of the air vent. Open the chest for a Phoenix Feather! Now 
    jump down and solve the puzzle!
    
    
    --OBJECTIVE: SOLVE THE SONG OF THE MUSE
    
    --PUZZLE: THE MUSE'S SONG PUZZLE
    
    This one may seem a bit confusing, but it's really not. First thing you 
    need to do is fine-tune the large music box. To do that, use the vents 
    on the left or right and glide to the top.
    
    Jump towards the large golden metal turnstiles. There are FOUR metal 
    turnstiles and the objective is to rotate each one until the music box 
    at the bottom has the imprint of the Blade Of Olympus. Understand it so 
    far? Good! The directions below are from left to right.
    
    METAL TURNSTILE #1: Rotate ONE time.
    METAL TURNSTILE #2: Leave it alone.
    METAL TURNSTILE #3: Rotate THREE times.
    METAL TURNSTILE #4: Rotate THREE times.
    
    When the music box has the imprint of the Blade Of Olympus, jump down 
    and approach the PS3 button scheme in the center to activate the music 
    box. From there, press the buttons accordingly as they pass through the 
    circle. There will be four notes to do, so do it!
    
    After the puzzle is solved, activate the lever to start the elevator. 
    Of course, the elevator will stall for a battle.
    
    
    --OBJECTIVE: FREEZE ALL THE ENEMIES TO DESTROY THEM
    
    Enemies with Onyx shields will appear. You cannot destroy their 
    shields, 
    so press and hold the Block Button until a Gorgon appears. Beat up that 
    Gorgon to freeze the enemies and then smash them up! Do it one more 
    time on the next set of enemies to activate the elevator.
    
    When the coast is clear, exit the elevator and head outside. Take the 
    newly revealed spiral staircase to the top. Approach the turnstile and 
    turn it to trigger a cutscene.
    
    After the cutscene, enter the next hall to encounter some Wraiths. Use 
    the Grapple Pull on them for faster results! When that's done, take the 
    spiral staircase to the bottom.
    
    
    --ITEM: GORGON EYE #7
    At the bottom of the staircase you will see gold dust on the circular 
    plate. Use the Helios Head to reveal a chest with a Gorgon Eye! Now use 
    the nearby Save Point because the next part will be a doozy!
    
    
    SAVE GAME
    
    
    +++AREA: THE FORUM
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                 / / / _  / _/  / _// /_/ / , _/ /_/ / /|_/ / 
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    --BOSS BATTLE: HERCULES
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             /_/ /_/_____/_/ |_|\____/\____/_____/_____//____/  
                                                              
    The battle with Hercules is a two-part affair. Unlike the Hades battle, 
    Hercules doesn't use special moves but, instead, relies on heavy 
    attacks and wrestling moves.
    
    
    For the first part of the battle, slice up all the soldiers until the 
    area is cleared. From here, Hercules will jump in to join the fun. When 
    battling Hercules, use lots of defense! His Cestus attacks are quite 
    painful, so block his punches/ground pounds and use the Grapple Pull 
    attack to close in on him.
    
    After some damage is dealt, he will charge at Kratos and the Context 
    button will show up. Rapidly tap the Circle Button to win the shoving 
    match and Kratos will carry Hercules as a Battering Ram. Slam Hercules 
    into the wall of spikes. Repeat this tactic two more times to trigger 
    the next sequence.
    
    
    For the next part of the battle, Hercules will stand on front of Hera 
    while the Circle Button hovers over his head. Grab him and use the 
    Context buttons to retrieve a new weapon: the Neaman Cestus!
    
    With the Cestus equipped, Hercules will be defenseless and starts using 
    wrestling moves. He'll charge after Kratos and grab him for a choke 
    slam or a backbreaker, so press the Context buttons when he does this! 
    Also, try to avoid getting too close to him or he'll grab and toss you 
    across the arena!
    
    Again, use defense on Hercules while pounding some heavy Cestus combos 
    on him. After much damage is done, Hercules will start the next 
    sequence. Rapidly tap the Circle button and then L1+R1 buttons to run 
    up the arena. Press the next set of Context buttons and then rapidly 
    tap the Circle button to beat Hercules to a bloody pulp.
    
    
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    --GODLY POSSESSION #5: HERCULES' SHOULDER GUARD
    After defeating Hercules, dive under the water to the bottom to find 
    the item. This item will allow you take only a third of damage.
    
    
    +++AREA: LOWER SEWERS
    
    Work your way up the sewer path to the next area.
    
    
    --OBJECTIVE: USE THE CESTUS TO CLEAR THE AREA/DESTROY THE ONYX
    
    Use the Magic attack from the Cestus to clear all the enemies. From 
    there, attack the blue Onyx rocks to reveal a lever. Activate the lever 
    to open the underwater gate.
    
    Use the Cestus to destroy the Onyx shields that the soldiers are 
    holding. You can only use the Cestus to destroy the Onyx shields! Clear 
    out the baddies and then jump into the water and swim out.
    
    
    --ITEM: MINOTAUR HORN #5
    As soon as you reach the surface, make a 180 degree turn to find some 
    chests. One of them has a Phoenix Feather, so take it!
    
    
    +++AREA: POSEIDON'S CHAMBER
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                  / _ \/ __ \/ __/ __/  _/ _ \/ __ \/ |/ / __/
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    Enter the chamber to encounter some Onyx soldiers and some doggies. 
    Bust out the Cestus and pound them all into the ground. Once it's 
    cleared, approach the wheel on the left side of the metal gate and turn 
    it to open the gate.
    
    As soon as you enter the next area, the gate slams shut. Use the Save 
    Point to Save your game.
    
    
    SAVE GAME!
    
    
    --OBJECTIVE: RESCUE THE POSEIDON PRINCESS
    
    Enter the next area where you will find THREE blue portals. Glide to 
    the portal on the right side and you will emerge on the upper portal. 
    Glide to the lever switch on the left side and pull the lever to 
    activate the lower platforms and make some doggies appear.
    
    DO NOT kill the doggies! Instead, grab each dog and kick them towards 
    the portal on the right side. You want to kick each dog into the upper 
    portal to lower the platform. Understand it so far? Good!
    
    After kicking FIVE dogs into the portal, enter the portal to make 
    platform go its lowest and then enter the bottom portal to the 
    Princess' Room.
    
    
    --GODLY POSSESSION #6: POSEIDON'S CONCH SHELL
    Inside the Princess' room on the very right side is a conch shell. This 
    item will allow you to have infinite magic!
    
    
    Exit the room and save the princess from the doggies. Rescue her from 
    the ledge and then kill off the rest of the doggies. From there, drag 
    the princess the next portal.
    
    The Hammer dudes will spring into action, so bust a Grapple Pull move 
    into their asses! Defeat both of the Hammer dudes and then approach the 
    princess and get her moving.
    
    As you make it back to the first room, bust out the Cestus and destroy 
    the Onyx soldiers and the last Hammer dude. When the coast is clear, 
    approach the wheel on the left side and turn it. Quickly make your way 
    towards the other side of the Save Point before the gate closes. Poor, 
    poor princess.
    
    
    --ITEM: PHOENIX FEATHER #9
    After the cutscene, make a 180 degree turn to find some gold dust 
    nearby. Use the Helios Head to reveal a chest with a Phoenix Feather! 
    Now exit the chambers using the adjacent hallway.
    
    
    +++AREA: UPPER GARDENS
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        / / / / _ \/ _ \/ __/ _ \  / ___/ _ | / _ \/ _ \/ __/ |/ / __/
       / /_/ / ___/ ___/ _// , _/ / (_ / __ |/ , _/ // / _//    /\ \  
       \____/_/  /_/  /___/_/|_|  \___/_/ |_/_/|_/____/___/_/|_/___/  
                                                                    
    Approach the turnstiles and rotate them to make the bridge turn. Jump 
    to the next turnstile and turn it. Jump to the next turnstile and turn 
    that one. Jump the next one to find out that it is broken!
    
    Jump back to the previous turnstile and turn it. This will rotate the 
    bridge towards the center of the Upper Gardens. Open the door to a 
    special place.
    
    
    +++AREA: APHRODITE'S CHAMBER
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              / _ | / _ \/ // / _ \/ __ \/ _ \/  _/_  __/ __/ __/
             / __ |/ ___/ _  / , _/ /_/ / // // /  / / / _/_\ \  
            /_/ |_/_/  /_//_/_/|_|\____/____/___/ /_/ /___/___/  
                                                                 
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                     / ___/ // / _ | /  |/  / _ )/ __/ _ \
                    / /__/ _  / __ |/ /|_/ / _  / _// , _/
                    \___/_//_/_/ |_/_/  /_/____/___/_/|_| 
                                                         
    
    --ITEM: MINOTAUR HORN #6
    Make your way up the stairs but DO NOT disturb the ladies just yet! On 
    the right side of Aphrodite's room is a small corner with a chest. Open 
    the chest for a Minotaur Horn!
    
    
    When that's done, approach the mighty Aphrodite. Choose whether you 
    want to "stay with her" or not. It's up to you! Once you're done 
    playing around with her, there is one more item to find here.
    
    
    --GODLY POSSESSION #7: APHRODITE'S GARTER
    This item is located directly behind Aphrodite's bed. After talking to 
    her, go to the left or right side of her bed and jump up and glide to 
    the area behind her bed to find the garter. This item will allow you to 
    switch back to the Blades Of Athena weapon (although you can't use the 
    Grapple move with them).
    
    
    When you're ready, enter the portal back to a familiar place.
    
    
    +++AREA: THE FORGE
    
    After the cutscene, Save your game.
    
    
    SAVE GAME
    
    
    +++AREA: TARTARUS
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              /_  __/   |  / __ \/_  __/   |  / __ \/ / / / ___/
               / / / /| | / /_/ / / / / /| | / /_/ / / / /\__ \ 
              / / / ___ |/ _, _/ / / / ___ |/ _, _/ /_/ /___/ / 
             /_/ /_/  |_/_/ |_| /_/ /_/  |_/_/ |_|\____//____/  
                                                             
    
    --ITEM: PHOENIX FEATHER #10
    As you enter Tartarus, make your way around the path and you will see a 
    large chest around the bend. Open it up to find a Phoenix Feather!
    
    
    Go all the way down the path to encounter the third and final Centaur. 
    Make short work of this guy by Grappling on him like crazy! Defeat the 
    Centaur and his minions to clear this area. Jump to the top of the 
    arena and up the stairs to the next area.
    
    
    +++AREA: THE GATES OF TISIPHONE
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                    / (_ / __ |/ / / _/_\ \  / /_/ / _/  
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    When you enter this area, TWO Chimera enemies will jump out for some 
    action. As usual, beat them up with the Grapple pull and some hard 
    combos to clear the out. After that's done, time to solve this puzzle!
    
    
    --PUZZLE: THE GATES OF TISIPHONE PUZZLE
    
    There are two chains: one on the left and one on the right. When you 
    activate either chain, a block will protrude on the wall. Push both 
    blocks in to activate the puzzle.
    
    From here, jump to the top of the block on the left side and wait for 
    the Harpy to fly by. Grapple on to it and fly towards the right side. 
    Time it so that you land on the platform! Once there, jump on top of 
    the moving block and jump all the way to the left side.
    
    Push the block on the left side to activate the blocks on the right 
    side. Grapple to another Harpy and fly to the right side before the 
    block closes up and then push the next block in to complete the puzzle.
    
    Now jump to the top center and turn the large wheel to open the door. 
    Exit outside to the Save Point.
    
    
    SAVE GAME
    
    
    +++AREA: THE PITS OF TARTARUS
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                /_/ /_/ |_/_/|_| /_/ /_/ |_/_/|_|\____/___/  
                                                          
    SAVE GAME
    
    As you approach the Pits, a bunch of baddies will jump down. You can 
    ignore them and just continue running down the path to a dead end. 
    Glide over the gap and approach the large rock formation to trigger a 
    boss battle!
    
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    --BOSS BATTLE: CRONOS
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                     / /   / /_/ / / / /  |/ / / / /\__ \ 
                    / /___/ _, _/ /_/ / /|  / /_/ /___/ / 
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    --OBJECTIVE: OBTAIN THE OMPHALOS STONE
    
    The battle with Cronos takes up the entire part of this level, so be 
    ready! The battle with Cronos is a 7-part affair and will take some 
    figuring out.
    
    
    ++PART 1: USE THE SOLAR FLARE ON CRONOS
    
    Rapidly tap the Circle Button to prevent being squished and then press 
    and hold the L2+Triangle Button and release a Solar Flare attack to 
    blind Cronos temporarily. As Kratos flies through the air, press the 
    Context button to land on Cronos' hand.
    
    Kill off a few spawning baddies and then Cronos will move his hand to 
    change perspective. Climb up the hand and attack the piece of skin to 
    get Cronos' attention.
    
    
    ++PART 2: DESTROY THE MIDDLE FINGERNAIL
    
    For this part, Cronos will use several hand attacks plus an annoying 
    breath attack. When he slams his hands onto the ground approach the 
    giant middle finger and attack the fingernail. I know, weird, right?
    
    His most lethal attack is when he slams his palm against the ground, 
    which causes you to fly up in the air. Press the Context button quickly 
    to avoid getting thrown off.
    
    Keep attacking the fingernail when he slams his hand and the Circle 
    button will float over it. Rotate the Analog stick to rip out the 
    fingernail. Eeeew!
    
    
    ++PART 3: CLIMB THE ARM AND USE THE SOLAR FLARE
    
    After ripping out the fingernail, Cronos will slam his entire hand down 
    on the ground. Stand in the sunny areas to avoid getting slammed! When 
    his hand is down, jump and climb the finger to the top of the hand and 
    then release a Solar Flare attack on him again.
    
    
    ++PART 4: OPEN THE ONYX IN CRONOS' CHEST
    
    Press the Context button to land on the side of his stomach. Climb the 
    wall to the top and then jump and grapple to Cronos' chest. There will 
    be two Hammer dudes and some soldiers that spawn, so Grapple them all 
    off the platform or fight them off.
    
    When it's clear, open the circular door and then slice up the skin to 
    reveal the Onyx. As more soldiers appear, Cronos will grab you and 
    change perspective. Fight off the enemies at the wall until it changes 
    perspective again. Fight off more baddies until Cronos slams his hand 
    to squish you.
    
    Rapidly tap the Circle button and the perspective will change again. 
    Traverse the ceiling and then jump and grapple FOUR grapple points to 
    get to the next area.
    
    
    ++PART 5: ESCAPE FROM GETTING SQUISHED
    
    When you land in this area, Cronos will say, "Why do you flee Kratos?" 
    That's the signal to start RUNNING! Avoid enemies and keep moving to 
    the other end and grapple to the next platform on his shoulder.
    
    As you land, more enemies and a skeletal Cyclops will jump out. Focus 
    on beating up the Cyclops with some Grapple moves and hard combos and 
    then ride him! After a few combos on the Cyclops, press the Context 
    buttons as you both fall off the platform.
    
    
    ++PART 6: ESCAPE FROM CRONOS' STOMACH
    
    After Cronos puts you in his belly, immediately start sliding down the 
    throat! Jump to the right and slide down some more. Jump to the left 
    and slide down until you stop at the Cyclops. Beat him down and 
    continue sliding until a short scene triggers.
    
    Rapidly tap the Circle button and then the L3+R3 buttons and then 
    rapidly tap the Circle buttons to rip out Cronos' entrails.
    
    
    ++PART 7: KILL CRONOS
    
    With Cronos incapacitated, jump up his finger to the top and glide to 
    the Onyx on his chest. Bust out the Cestus and knock the Onyx out of 
    the chest. Press the Context buttons and then wait.
    
    Destroy the Onyx sticking out of the mouth and then approach Cronos' 
    forehead. After he says "A coward that kills his own kin", the Circle 
    button will appear above the forehead. From there, press and hold the 
    L2+R2 buttons to charge the Blade Of Olympus. Release the buttons to 
    kill the mighty Titan!
    
    
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    After the battle, destroy the Onyx blocking the way and jump down the 
    large gap to return to the Forge.
    
    
    CUTSCENE
    
    
    --OBJECTIVE: KILL HEPHAESTUS
    
    After the cutscene, grab the new weapon from Hephaestus to trigger a 
    small battle. Rapidly tap the Circle Button and the L1+R1 buttons to 
    clamp down on Hephaestus.
    
    Approach the other pedestal and attack it with the new weapon to power 
    it up and kill Hephaestus. From there, use the new weapon called the 
    Nemesis Whip on the baddies that show up and clear them out.
    
    
    --GODLY POSSESSION #8: HEPHAESTUS' RING
    After the coast is clear, go to the LEFT side of Hephaestus' dead body 
    (to the door that leads to Tartarus) and Hephaestus' giant ring will be 
    there, so TAKE IT! This item will enable you to win (almost) all the 
    Context Button attacks. Anytime a battle requires certain button 
    presses, the ring will automatically do it for you! Awesome!
    
    
    If you feel so inclined, jump up towards Hephaestus' head and attack it 
    and see what happens. When you're done collecting all the crap, make 
    your way back to Aphrodite's room.
    
    
    +++AREA: APHRODITE'S CHAMBER
    
    If you need to get yourself a piece of Aphrodite, do it now! Once you 
    leave, no more poontang for you! 
    
    
    --OBJECTIVE: USE THE NEMESIS WHIP TO KILL THE ENEMIES
    
    Exit back out to the Upper Gardens and a bunch of baddies will show up. 
    Use the Nemesis Rage on them all to clear them out. From here, go to 
    the other turnstile and turn it.
    
    Use the Nemesis whip on the last turnstile by attacking it until the 
    bridge rotates. Make your way to the next area and then open the doors 
    and enter the empty hallway to the next room.
    
    
    +++AREA: DAEDALUS' STUDY ROOM
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    --OBJECTIVE: FIND ALL THE SECRET CHESTS
    
    This area is just chock full of Power-up chests, but some of them are a 
    bit tricky to get. Worry not, I will guide you to each chest, so grab a 
    drink and get ready!
    
    In the room are FOUR Power-up chests, seven portals (five blue and two 
    red), a giant strongbow, some Golden footsteps, and a lever on the 
    right side of the room. Follow my directions to obtain all four chests.
    
    
    --ITEM: MINOTAUR HORN #7
    First, approach the large strongbow and rotate it 45 degrees so that 
    the arrow faces the LEFT side. Shoot the arrow and it will create a 
    zipline. Climb the zipline until you reach the pillared ledge above. 
    Jump and fly around this ledge to grab the zipline and then zip your 
    way to the end to find the first chest with a Minotaur Horn inside!
    
    
    Now jump down and reset the strongbow.
    
    
    --ITEM: PHOENIX FEATHER #11
    --GODLY POSSESSIONS #9: DAEDALUS SCHEMATICS
    See those two chests hanging above? To get those chests, first thing 
    you need to do is activate the lever on the right side of the room. 
    This will raise the strongbow platform higher. Rotate the strongbow so 
    that it is facing the large shield on the metal gate. Shoot an arrow at 
    the gate to lower it.
    
    From there, leave the strongbow and approach the Golden footsteps and 
    run up the red portal to the top. Approach the lever on this upper 
    ledge and activate the lever to lower the two chests. Now quickly jump 
    back out of the red portal and approach the strongbow and shoot an 
    arrow while the two chests are still lowered.
    
    If done correctly, the arrow will shoot down both chests! Approach the 
    chests to receive a Phoenix Feather and a new Godly Possession called 
    the Daedalus Schematics. This item will enable you to have infinite 
    item use (for the bow, Helios Head, and Boots)!
    
    
    Hold up, there is still ONE more chest to obtain!
    
    
    --ITEM: GORGON EYE #8
    With the platform still raised, approach the strongbow and rotate it 45 
    degrees to the left again. Shoot an arrow at the portal to reveal the 
    fourth chest! Climb the zipline and make your way to the chest to 
    receive a Gorgon Eye! Mondo tubular!
    
    
    Now that you've taken all the hot items, time to continue with the 
    game. 
    Go down the stairs and slide down the metal pole and jump down.
    
    
    --ITEM: MINOTAUR HORN #8
    As soon as you jump down from the metal pole, make a 180-degree turn to 
    find a chest with a Minotaur Horn! Yes way! Now continue up the hallway 
    to a new area.
    
    
    +++AREA: HERA'S GARDEN
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    SAVE GAME!
    
    
    Hera's Garden is also quite packed with chests and Power-ups! Follow my 
    directions to find each Power-up chest.
    
    
    --GODLY POSSESSION #10: HERA'S CHALICE
    After the cutscene with Hera, make a left turn and a short scene will 
    occur of Kratos grabbing the chalice. This item will enable your Health 
    meter to slowly drain. A total waste if you ask me!
    
    
    --ITEM: PHOENIX FEATHER #12
    After taking the chalice, go the other direction (where Hera escaped) 
    to encounter some baddies, slice them up to clear the area. On the left 
    side is a dead end with some gold dust. Use the Helios Head to reveal a 
    chest with the FINAL Phoenix Feather! Way to go! From here, open the 
    rest of the chests and then make your way to the other side (where you 
    got the chalice).
    
    
    Enter the garden from the left side and a Hammer dude will jump out! 
    Make short work of him by Grappling him to death. Continue up the path 
    and make a right turn to encounter more baddies. Slice them up to clear 
    the area.
    
    From here, the area is enemy-free, so open up all the chests here. When 
    that's done, make your way past the flattened stairs into a small 
    hallway where a new enemy shows up: the Satyr!
    
    The Satyr's are also no match for the Grapple pull so grapple them and 
    pound all those hard combos on them. Use Context buttons to kill them 
    off and clear the hallway. When the hall is emptied, open the metal 
    gate on the other end.
    
    
    --ITEM: GORGON EYE #9
    To find the Power-up chest here, make an immediate right and another 
    quick right. The camera will change perspective, so move up the path to 
    find two red chests and Gold dust near the dead end. Use the Helios 
    head to reveal a chest with a Gorgon Eye! Uh-huh!
    
    
    --OBJECTIVE: SOLVE THE GARDEN MAZE PUZZLE
    
    --PUZZLE: THE GARDEN MAZE PUZZLE
    
    After you've collected all the goodies, enter the next open area to 
    start this new puzzle. Step on the circular platform to trigger the 
    Hyperion Stone. This will temporarily make 2D perspectives change into 
    3D perspectives.
    
    With the stone activated, approach the newly revealed stairway (kick 
    down the metal door) and make your way up the stairs. Traverse the 
    upper path and open the door. Slide down the ladder and then glide over 
    to the other side of the garden.
    
    See that large moveable pillar with a stairway above it? Grab that 
    pillar and drag into the next courtyard. In the courtyard is a giant 
    bronze chalice. You need to fill that up with water, so rotate the 
    pillar so that the stairway above is angled to the RIGHT side. Push the 
    pillar to the right of the bronze chalice to make the waterfall fill it 
    up water and open the doorway. Enter the doorway to trigger a cutscene.
    
    
    CUTSCENE
    
    
    After the cutscene, approach the Bramble and shoot an arrow at it to 
    reveal another bronze chalice. Now take Hera's body and drop it on the 
    circular platform to activate the Hyperion Stone.
    
    Go back up the courtyard and remove the pillar and move it towards the 
    other waterfall (don't rotate the pillar) to fill up the other chalice 
    with water. When that's done, remove the pillar and rotate it so that 
    the stairs above are angled to the LEFT side.
    
    Drag the pillar to the lower right side of the courtyard (all the way 
    at the bottom). If done correctly, it creates a set of stairs. Now go 
    and take Hera's body and bring it up the newly created stairway and 
    drop her body into the bronze chalice to solve the puzzle!
    
    BUT...before you do anything, take the pillar and drag it towards the 
    circular platform so that the Hyperion Stone effect doesn't wear off. 
    Make your way up the newly revealed path and go all the way around to 
    trigger a cutscene.
    
    
    --OBJECTIVE: CROSS THE CHASM TO THE LABYRINTH
    
    Make your way up the bridge and shoot the Harpy. Grapple onto the Harpy 
    and make your way across the giant chasm. When you land at the 
    entrance, 
    you will see a turnstile, a Save Point and some chests.
    
    
    SAVE GAME!
    
    
    --ITEM: GORGON EYE #10
    To the left side of the entrance is some gold dust. Use the Helios Head 
    to reveal a chest with a Gorgon Eye! Boo-yeah!
    
    
    Rotate the turnstile to open the Labyrinth doorway. Enter the hall to 
    encounter a new enemy: Scorpions! These creepy crawlers are easily 
    dispatched by grabbing them, so do it! Make your way to the end of the 
    hall to the large elevator. Activate the large wheel to take the 
    elevator down.
    
    
    +++AREA: THE CAVERNS
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    Make your way down the darkened path by using the Helios Head to light 
    the way. Slice up all the scorpions in the way until you make it to the 
    end of the path. Glide on over to the large box for an epic showdown!
    
    
    --OBJECTIVE: DEFEAT ALL THE CYCLOPS
    
    A pair of armored Cyclops will show up for a party! Take them all down 
    with some hot Grapple moves and hard combos to clear them out. After 
    that, more armored Cyclops and a Berserker will show up.
    
    Damage the Berserker as much as possible while being defensive and then 
    ride him! Bash all armored Cyclops in the way to clear them out. If 
    there are some Cyclops left after the Berserker dies, CLEAR THEM OUT! 
    
    
    --ITEM: MINOTAUR HORN #9
    --ITEM: GORGON EYE #11
    After the Cyclops brawl, there are two chests at the other end of the 
    large box. Open up the chests to find a Gorgon Eye and a Minotaur Horn!
    
    
    From there, approach the Save Point and Save your game!
    
    
    SAVE GAME!
    
    
    +++AREA: THE HYDRAULICS ROOM
    
    Use the Helios Head to reveal the entrance to the Hydraulics Room. Jump 
    down to the bottom but DO NOT pull the just yet! 
    
    
    --ITEM: POWER-UP CHESTS
    On the right side is a small cove with some pots and a Power-up chest. 
    Open it up for some goodies!
    
    
    Now approach the lever and activate it to raise the water. You will see 
    a platform with a red chest and a Mechanical Lock. You cannot operate 
    the lock, so swim to the right side instead and climb up.
    
    
    --OBJECTIVE: EXPLORE THE DARKENED CAVE
    
    As you work your way up the hall, you will enter a darkened cave. Use 
    the Helios Head to light the way. Cross the scaffoldings to the left 
    side and then jump towards the ropes and climb up.
    
    A duo of Gorgons will jump in for some fun, so bust out the Grapple 
    Pull and chop them up! When the coast is clear, look across to see some 
    Golden footsteps, but WAIT!
    
    
    --ITEM: MINOTAUR HORN #10
    Before you use the Agility Run on those Golden footsteps, keep 
    exploring the scaffoldings near the footsteps and it will lead you to a 
    brightened ledge that contains a chest with a Minotaur Horn!
    
    
    Now go back and use the Agility Run on the Golden footsteps. Open the 
    doorway and enter the next cavern. Step on all the scorpions in the way 
    and then open the next door back into the Caverns.
    
    
    +++AREA: CAVERNS
    
    
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    --BOSS BATTLE: ONYX SCORPION
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                / ___// ____/ __ \/ __ \/ __ \/  _/ __ \/ | / /
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    The battle with the Onyx Scorpion is a 3-part affair. The boss only 
    uses three main attacks: its claws, ice breath, and its giant stinger 
    tail. To avoid damage from the stinger, you have to roll AWAY from the 
    boss before it slams its tail. For the claws, just don't move in front 
    of it or he'll grab you and try to gobble you up.
    
    
    --PHASE ONE
    The main objective is to damage the boss's legs by using the Cestus 
    weapon. The boss has SIX legs covered in Onyx. First, escape from the 
    boss's mouth with the Context buttons and approach each of its legs.
    
    Use light attacks on the legs to damage them! For some reason, if you 
    use heavy attacks, it takes longer to damage the Onyx, so stick with 
    light attacks. Dodge its annoying tail stinger by rolling away at the 
    right moment and then continue to damage those legs until the Onyx 
    breaks off the leg.
    
    You need to damage and destroy the Onyx on THREE of its legs to knock 
    out the boss. When the boss is down and out, approach its head and 
    pound some combos to trigger the Circle Button above its head.  Trigger 
    the Context buttons and the boss will run away.
    
    
    --PHASE TWO
    For this phase, the boss will appear and disappear after each Onyx leg 
    is damaged. After one leg is destroyed, it runs away and smaller 
    scorpions will show up. Slice up all the small ones and the boss will 
    reappear. Stay far away to avoid its breath.
    
    Continue to damage its legs until all are destroyed. After the last 
    Onyx leg is busted up, the boss will keel over, so approach its head 
    and pound some combos to trigger the Context buttons.
    
    
    --PHASE THREE
    As the boss takes damage, you will be thrown down the Caverns and have 
    to fly upwards with the Icarus Ascent. Dodge all the falling Onyx and 
    use the Context buttons to kill the boss.
    
    After the boss freezes itself, smash its frozen body to pieces. 
    Approach the frozen stinger and smash it up to reveal a new item: the 
    Boreas Icestorm! This item will allow you to open the Mechanical Locks.
    
    
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    --OBJECTIVE: USE THE BOREAS ICESTORM TO SOLVE THE LABYRINTH PUZZLE
    
    Use the Boreas on the nearby Mechanical lock to open up a vent. Fly 
    upwards to the next platform and use the Boreas on the other Mechanical 
    lock. From there, approach the Grapple point and grapple and swing past 
    seven more grapple points to the next area.
    
    Use the Boreas to activate the large box (and some enemies). A whole 
    gang of Gorgons, Onyx soldiers, and Minotaurs will show up to greet 
    you, 
    so greet them back with some hot Grapple moves and Cestus combos.
    
    Slice up all the baddies and then grapple your way outta there when the 
    box comes to a complete stop! Climb up and jump towards the Save Point.
    
    
    SAVE POINT
    
    
    +++AREA: THE HYDRAULICS ROOM
    
    Enter the cavern and back into the Hydraulics Room. Use the Boreas on 
    the Mechanical lock to reveal some Golden footsteps. Use the Agility 
    Run to the top and go to the other side to trigger a cutscene.
    
    
    CUTSCENE
    
    
    --ITEM: GORGON EYE #12
    After the cutscene with Daedalus, there is a zipline above Kratos but 
    DO NOT take it just yet! Instead, make a right turn and go all the way 
    down to the dead end to find some chests. One of the chests contains 
    the FINAL Gorgon Eye! Yeah, that's all of them!
    
    
    Take the zipline all the way to the end and drop down on the 
    scaffolding. Grapple and jump past seven grapple points to the top box. 
    Use the Boreas on the Mechanical lock to solve the Labyrinth puzzle!
    
    
    +++AREA: THE LABYRINTH
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             / /   / /| | / __  |\  / /_/ // //  |/ / / / / /_/ / 
            / /___/ ___ |/ /_/ / / / _, _// // /|  / / / / __  /  
           /_____/_/  |_/_____/ /_/_/ |_/___/_/ |_/ /_/ /_/ /_/   
                                                               
    Slide down and jump into the Labyrinth entrance to find a Save Point.
    
    
    SAVE GAME!
    
    
    There are a bunch of gold dust areas throughout the Labyrinth area, but 
    since you already all of the Gorgon Eyes and Phoenix Feathers, the 
    chests will only contain orbs.
    
    Anyway, use the Boreas on the Mechanical lock to switch perspectives. A 
    duo of Hammer dudes will show up, so grapple them down with hot combos 
    and kill the two of them. After that, a Cerberus jumps in, so damage it 
    to ride it!
    
    Use the Cerberus to damage the other Hammer dudes until all of them are 
    dead. If they aren't dead after that, then get rid of them! When the 
    area is cleared, enter the next room.
    
    
    --PUZZLE: THE FLAMETHROWER-SMASHING SPIKES PUZZLE
    
    This puzzle isn't really that complicated, so first thing you need to 
    do is wait for the flames on the left side to die down. When the flames 
    are cooling, climb the metal gate to the top and grapple upwards before 
    the flames start up again!
    
    When the smashing spikes stop moving, move to the right and jump to the 
    right side but don't climb up yet. Wait for the upper smashing spike to 
    move away and then climb up and climb the metal wall on the right side 
    before the smashing spike moves again.
    
    Climb to the top and then jump down when the lever is near you. 
    Activate the lever to solve the puzzle and open up an exit. Exit the 
    room and cross the bridge to the next area.
    
    
    --PUZZLE: THE PEDESTAL PUZZLE
    
    Again, it's not so much of a puzzle but a bit of a brain-tease. 
    Approach the pedestal on the right and drag it towards the Mechanical 
    lock. Use the Boreas on the lock to move the room.
    
    Now drag the pedestal across from the other Mechanical lock and use the 
    Boreas on the lock to turn the room over. If done correctly, the 
    pedestal should land next to the circular switch. Drag the pedestal 
    onto the switch to open the metal door above.
    
    Use the Agility Run to the top and enter the next room. Use the Boreas 
    on the Mechanical lock on the wall to trigger a deadly little game.
    
    
    --OBJECTIVE: SURVIVE THE SPIKE ROOM
    
    In this large room, lots of enemies will show up to distract you. As 
    you battle them, the spikes on the ground will start to protrude and if 
    you don't move to one of the safe corners, it's GAME OVER!
    
    As you fight enemies, the spikes will protrude FOUR different times. If 
    you want to be defensive and clever, roll around the area and bait the 
    enemies to get near where the spikes are protruding. Quickly roll away 
    before the spikes shoot up and the enemies will instantly die!
    
    After the fourth set of spikes shoot up, the entire room will protrude 
    with spikes and a Harpy will show up. Quickly (and I mean, QUICKLY) 
    grapple onto the Harpy and don't let go! From there, the room will flip 
    over and a new set of enemies show up.
    
    The room will only flip over TWO times, so use clever defense and avoid 
    too much combos otherwise you won't see the spikes. When the room flips 
    over the third time, the coast will be clear, so exit outside to the 
    Save Point.
    
    
    SAVE GAME!
    
    
    --OBJECTIVE: FIND PANDORA AND ASSIST HER
    
    Jump over the gap and use the Cestus to break the door to Pandora's 
    cage. Open the door to trigger a short cutscene. 
    
    After the cutscene, open the door and follow Pandora. Boost her over 
    the ledge and then follow her into the next room. A bunch of soldiers 
    and Gorgons will show up, so beat up on those fat snakes to freeze the 
    soldiers and then crush them.
    
    Don't worry about Pandora and just focus on clearing out the Gorgons. 
    Once that's done, approach the handle near Pandora and pull it. After 
    the room rotates, use the Boreas to trigger a trap.
    
    Quickly jump to the left, then above, to the left, and then jump down 
    and push the handle to open the small cage and let Pandora out before 
    the giant pendulums slice her up! When the coast is clear, approach the 
    large metal door and give Pandora a boost.
    
    
    --PUZZLE: THE HOUDINI UNDERWATER PUZZLE
    
    Climb the ladder to the top. Approach the wall on the left side and 
    pull it all the way out. From there, use the Agility Run on the metal 
    gate to the top.
    
    Jump to the right side and latch on to the metal wall. Climb the 
    ceiling to the top and use the Boreas on the Mechanical lock.
    
    When the room flips over, quickly climb the ceiling to the top and 
    approach the next metal wall. Climb up and climb to the right. Wait for 
    the spikes on the right side to drop down and then jump over the gap 
    and quickly climb to the top.
    
    Jump to the right and slide down and then approach the turnstile and 
    turn it. Quickly insert the Boreas in the next Mechanical lock to save 
    Pandora from drowning. WHEW! Jump down and smash the glass box and 
    approach Pandora. 
    
    
    
    --ITEM: MINOTAUR HORN #11
    After you save Pandora, she will open the doorway exit but DO NOT leave 
    just yet! There is some gold dust on the left side of the room, so use 
    the Helios Head to reveal a chest with the second-to-last Minotaur 
    Horn!
    
    
    Follow Pandora outside to find a Save Point.
    
    
    SAVE GAME!
    
    
    Approach Pandora to trigger a cutscene,
    
    
    CUTSCENE
    
    
    After the cutscene, move forward to trigger a big battle with some 
    Sirens, Minotaurs, Wraiths, and Onyx Soldiers. By this point, I don't 
    have to tell you what to do, so GET TO IT!
    
    After the battle, pull the lever to open the small cage for Pandora. 
    From there, jump towards the large step button above and step on it to 
    trigger the elevator to the top of the Labyrinth.
    
    
    +++AREA: TOP OF THE LABYRINTH
    
    There are two additional gold dust areas in this giant area, but none 
    contain any Power-ups, so grab them if you want, otherwise, approach 
    the Save Point and Save your game.
    
    
    SAVE GAME!
    
    
    --OBJECTIVE: DESCEND BACK TO THE UNDERWORLD AND KILL THE JUDGES
    
    Make your way towards Pandora to trigger the flight back to the 
    Underworld. Dodge all the scaffoldings and fireballs as you fly down to 
    the bottom. When you reach the Underworld, be ready to fight off a 
    Cerberus and a bunch of annoying Satyrs.
    
    Eliminate the Cerberus first and then focus on the Satyrs last. Kill 
    them off to clear the area. Now approach the circular pedestal and step 
    on it to open the gate on the right side.
    
    Approach the portal and enter through to the top of the area. Make a 
    left turn and bust out the Cestus. Destroy the Onyx crystals behind the 
    statue's head to kill it. From here, more enemies will jump out, so 
    take care of them and continue up the path.
    
    Take out the Onyx soldiers and then destroy the Onyx crystal behind the 
    second statue's head. Continue up past the small cavern but WAIT!
    
    
    --ITEM: MINOTAUR HORN #12
    As you reach the third statue, you will see gold dust just outside the 
    cave. Use the Helios Head to reveal the FINAL Minotaur Horn of the 
    game! 
    Yee-haw, enjoy that Trophy!
    
    
    As you approach the third statue, some Onyx soldiers and Satyrs appear 
    for some fun. Take them on and grapple them to death to clear the 
    entire area. Approach the vines and climb down to the bottom. Smash the 
    Onyx crystal behind the third statue's head to release the chain.
    
    
    --OBJECTIVE: FIND THE SECRET PORTAL/DESTROY THE ONYX CHAIN
    
    Notice that at the bottom of the Three Judges platform, there are TWO 
    portals. The one on the left is gated off and the one on the right is 
    the one you gain access to the top of the area.
    
    Well, after you destroy the third Onyx crystal, climb back up to the 
    top. Located just farther down near where you found Minotaur Horn #12, 
    is a well-hidden portal! When you take this portal, it leads you to the 
    gated off portal below with a chest and a lever.
    
    Take this portal back down and pull the lever to open the gates. Crack 
    the Onyx located under the chain to snap it completely. From there, 
    it's time to ascend back to the Labyrinth, so dodge those scaffoldings 
    and fireballs as you ascend to the top.
    
    
    CUTSCENE
    
    
    --OBJECTIVE: CLIMB THE CHAIN TO OLYMPUS/BRING PANDORA TO THE BOX
    
    After the cutscene, ascend the giant chain back to Mt. Olympus. At the 
    top, take the spiral stairway to upper room. Be sure to Save your game 
    because from here on in, there's no turning back!
    
    
    SAVE GAME!
    
    
    Approach the turnstile and turn it all the way around to trigger a 
    cutscene and the battle with Zeus!
    
    
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    --BOSS BATTLE: ZEUS
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    The final battle with Zeus will be a very lengthy one that consists of 
    FIVE phases plus an interlude to the final phase. Ready? LET'S ROCK!
    
    
    --PHASE ONE: MORTAL KOMBAT
    For this battle, the perspective will switch to a 2D battlefield (like 
    the Mortal Kombat series). Zeus has a couple of predictable moves and 
    evading them is easy.
    
    AERIAL LIGHTNING STRIKE
    THUNDERCLAP
    GODLY TACKLE
    THUNDERBOLT UPPERCUT
    
    Simply stay defensive and keep the pressure on him. When he performs 
    his Thunderclap, he punches twice and slams both hands on you. You'll 
    have to roll away quickly to avoid the painful hand slam! When he 
    floats in the air for the aerial strike, simply roll underneath him and 
    then attack him when he floats down.
    
    After much damage is dealt, the Context buttons will appear above his 
    head. Grab him and start the Context button battle. After you 
    successfully complete the Context battle, you'll have to fight Zeus for 
    one more round, so DO IT!
    
    After the battle is done, exit the Chamber and Save your game!
    
    
    SAVE GAME!
    
    
    --PHASE TWO: BATTLE ON THE MOUNT
    Glide over to Zeus to trigger a cutscene. After that, you can either 
    fight Zeus or stay defensive and block his attacks until Gaia appears.
    
    
    --PHASE THREE: BATTLE INSIDE THE TITAN
    Climb your way towards Gaia's heart and bust out the Cestus weapons. 
    Break open the Onyx crystals blocking her heart and then shoot an arrow 
    at the Bramble. Zeus will jump out for another round of fun.
    
    This battle will be quite a doozy because Zeus has a new move where 
    creates multiple clones of himself. As usual, stay defensive and 
    grapple all the clones to unleash Orbs for health. Keep attacking Zeus 
    with lots of hard combos and don't be afraid to use any Rage Of The 
    Spartans if you have any left!
    
    After Zeus receives a ton of damage, he keels over. Grab him to start 
    the Context button battle. You have to shove Zeus towards the beating 
    heart to end this part of the battle, so DO IT!
    
    
    --PHASE FOUR: FIND YOUR WAY OUT OF THE DARKNESS
    After the cutscene, approach Zeus and pull out the Blade of Olympus. 
    From there, rapidly tap the Circle button to enter the dark recesses of 
    Kratos mind. This one's gonna be a LONG interlude, so grab a snack and 
    some drinks! When you're ready, move forward.
    
    Keep running up ahead (keep going right) until you find bloodstains on 
    the ground. Follow those bloodstains trail towards the large glowing 
    area to trigger a cutscene.
    
    After the cutscene, the blood trail ends. Keep moving to the RIGHT side 
    until you find Pandora. Make your way towards Pandora to receive a blue 
    lantern. Follow the bloodstains trail to the next area to trigger 
    another cutscene. Approach your family and press the R1 button to 
    trigger the next sequence.
    
    Follow after the blue light until you reach the area with Athena. 
    Approach Athena to talk to her and then continue to follow the blue 
    light to the end of the cliff. Jump down the cliff to the water below.
    
    From here, swim towards the blue light and swim around until Pandora 
    lights the way. Keep swimming while following the blue light to the end 
    to find Pandora's Box. Approach the box and open it to end this phase!
    
    
    --PHASE FIVE: KILL ZEUS
    After the immensely strenuous interlude, the perspective will switch to 
    First-Person view. Fling your blades at Zeus until he falls over. From 
    there, rapidly tap the Circle Button as much as you want to beat Zeus 
    to a bloody pulp. You can stop punching him at anytime (after the 
    screen turns red) to finish the game. Seriously, you can stop now!
    
    
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    Mon Congrats, you just completed the God Of War Trilogy! BUT WAIT!!!!!! 
    There is one last thing you have to do to!
    
    
    --OBJECTIVE: END IT ALL
    
    When prompted, press and hold the L2+R2 buttons to charge up the Blade 
    Of Olympus and then release them to end it all!
    
    
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    +++THE UNLOCKABLES
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      / / / / | / / /   / __ \/ ____/ //_//   |  / __ )/ /   / ____/ ___/
     / / / /  |/ / /   / / / / /   / ,<  / /| | / __  / /   / __/  \__ \ 
    / /_/ / /|  / /___/ /_/ / /___/ /| |/ ___ |/ /_/ / /___/ /___ ___/ / 
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    Once you complete the game on any difficulty, you will unlock 3 out of 
    4 unlockables: Costumes, Chaos Mode, and exclusive videos.
    
    Also note that there is NO carryover of weapons or magic on a new game! 
    Once you beat the game and start another playthrough, the only thing 
    that Kratos will have in his inventory are the Godly Possessions found 
    in the previous playthrough!
    
    
    --NEW DIFFICULTY: CHAOS MODE
    
    --COSTUMES
    FEAR COSTUME - Complete the game on any difficulty. This is the only 
    unlockable costume in the game.
    
    PHANTOM OF CHAOS - This costume is available as a pre-order bonus from 
    Gamestop. If you pre-ordered the game, you will receive a PSN code to 
    download the costume.
    
    **MORPHEUS COSTUME - This costume is available via a code from 7-11 
    stores. Go to your local 7-11 store and pick up a regular Slurpee cup 
    with the God Of War 3 artwork and there will be a code under the cup. 
    
    MORPHEUS NOTE: You have to sign up to the Slurpee website and input the 
    code to get points. Each Slurpee you buy is worth 2-5 points each. The 
    Kratos costume is worth TEN points.
    
    
    --CHALLENGE OF OLYMPUS
    There are SEVEN challenges to complete and some of them are quite 
    tough. 
    Read the section below for my tips on completing the challenges.
    
    
    --BEHIND THE SCENES VIDEOS
    There's nothing special here but a series of videos from the peeps at 
    Santa Monica Studios getting all mushy with each other and explaining 
    the creation of the game. TAKE A HINT, ROCKSTAR GAMES!!!!
    
    
    --COMBAT ARENA
    Complete the Challenge Of Olympus to unlock this one. This little 
    unlockable allows you to fight off as many enemies as you want with 
    limited or Infinite Health, Magic, and Item use. Not really a useful 
    unlockable, but still cool.
    
    
    --GODLY POSSESSIONS
    There are TEN Godly Possessions in the game and each one grants you 
    various cool rewards like Infinite Rage and Infinite Magic but only 
    after you complete the game. Just be aware that activating one of these 
    items will disable Trophies for the rest of that particular 
    playthrough!
    
    
    --NEW GAMES+ WEAPONS & HEALTH GLITCH
    Read the section below to find out how to start off a new game with ALL 
    Weapons and Items Maxed and Infinite Health activated!
    
    
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    ---NEW GAME+ WEAPONS GLITCH
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                 /    / _/ | |/ |/ / / (_ / __ |/ /|_/ / _/  
                /_/|_/___/ |__/|__/  \___/_/ |_/_/  /_/___/  
                                                             
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    It's come to my attention that there is a glitch that enables you to 
    have Maxed Weapons AND Infinite Health at the start of a New Game and I 
    can confirm that the glitch DOES indeed work!
    
    To use the New Game+ Glitch, you need to first unlock the Combat Arena. 
    If you haven't completed all seven Challenges of Olympus, now's the 
    time to do it! Once the Combat Arena is available, follow these 
    directions:
    
    --Select the Combat Arena and choose TITAN Mode. Choose Infinite Health 
    and leave Magic and Item at Level 1. Choose the Gorgon enemy (any of 
    the two Gorgons is fine).
    
    --Let the Gorgon kill you FIVE times in a row. But since Infinite 
    Health is activated, you cannot get killed even after you get turned to 
    stone. To shatter yourself, wait for the Gorgon to do the Stone Gaze. 
    Stand in front of it and use a double jump straight up just before it 
    stares you down and, if done correctly, Kratos will turn to stone just 
    as he lands and he'll shatter.
    
    --After the fifth try, the game will ask if you want to switch to "Easy 
    Mode". Choose NO and you will be taken back to the Main Menu.
    
    --From there, choose ANY difficulty and when the game starts, you will 
    have immediate access to all Maxed out weapons and Items (except for 
    the Blades Of Exile) and you will also have Infinite Health for the 
    entire game!
    
    
    It's a cool little glitch and it definitely makes early enemy battles 
    much easier, especially with the Cestus. But be aware that this glitch 
    is ONLY for Maxed Weapons and Health! There is no glitch for Infinite 
    Magic, so don't even ask. 
    
    It's possible that Sony will fix this glitch, so try it now while there 
    is still time!
    
    
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          / ___/ __ \/ __ `/ / / _ \/ __ \/ __ `/ _ \   / __ \/ /_  
         / /__/ / / / /_/ / / /  __/ / / / /_/ /  __/  / /_/ / __/  
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                  / __ \/ / / / / __ `__ \/ __ \/ / / / ___/
                 / /_/ / / /_/ / / / / / / /_/ / /_/ (__  ) 
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    CHALLENGE #1: POPULATION CONTROL
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              / ___/ // / _ | / /  / /  / __/ |/ / ___/ __/ <  /
             / /__/ _  / __ |/ /__/ /__/ _//    / (_ / _/   / / 
             \___/_//_/_/ |_/____/____/___/_/|_/\___/___/  /_/  
                                                              
    For this challenge, you are required to have less than 50 enemies 
    appear onscreen. When the mission starts, you have 90 seconds to keep 
    the arena under 50 enemies or less. You're best bet is to stick with 
    the SQUARE, SQUARE, SQUARE combo with the Cestus.
    
    The combo can clear out multiple enemies at a time. While doing this 
    combo, keep moving constantly around the arena! You want to cover as 
    much ground and target areas that have more enemies.
    
    
    CHALLENGE #2: BARE HANDS
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              / ___/ // / _ | / /  / /  / __/ |/ / ___/ __/ |_  |
             / /__/ _  / __ |/ /__/ /__/ _//    / (_ / _/  / __/ 
             \___/_//_/_/ |_/____/____/___/_/|_/\___/___/ /____/ 
                                                                 
    This challenge requires you to defeat TWO Hammer dudes, ONE armored 
    Cyclops and a bunch of soldiers in less than 75 seconds. This mission 
    is quite tedious and may take multiple tries doing the same thing.
    
    Your best (and only guaranteed) bet at making the time limit is to push 
    one of the big guys out of the way. Grab the soldiers and start using 
    them as Battering Rams. If you can push one of the Hammer dudes or even 
    the Cyclops off the ledge with the Battering Ram, then you'll have your 
    work cut out for you!
    
    By luck, I was able to push the Cyclops out of the arena, which left me 
    with enough time to batter the Hammer dudes and complete the challenge.
    
    
    CHALLENGE #3: GET STONED
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              / ___/ // / _ | / /  / /  / __/ |/ / ___/ __/ |_  /
             / /__/ _  / __ |/ /__/ /__/ _//    / (_ / _/  _/_ < 
             \___/_//_/_/ |_/____/____/___/_/|_/\___/___/ /____/ 
                                                               
    This challenge requires you to get "stoned" by the Gorgons TEN 
    different times. To get turned to stone faster, your best bet is to 
    block with the Fleece to start the counter move. When the counter 
    buttons appears, press a different button to immediately turn to stone.
    
    After you turn to stone, QUICKLY wiggle the Left Analog stick as fast 
    you can to break free! Sounds easy, right? Now that you know how to get 
    stoned, it's all a matter of surviving the challenge.
    
    When the challenge begins, you will start off with one Gorgon and some 
    wandering baddies. The baddies are only there for health, so use them 
    as often as you can. After getting stone two times, a bunch of non-stop 
    spawning Harpies will show up. After getting stoned five times, a bunch 
    of Satyrs will show up. And after getting stoned seven times, a bunch 
    of armored Cyclops shows up!
    
    My only advice is to stay defensive and avoid fighting too many 
    enemies. 
    Keep blocking and rolling around while trying to get into the Gorgon 
    stare. If you lose health, keep killing the wandering baddies! Stay 
    alert as to where the Gorgon stare is coming from and then block and 
    miss with the Fleece to get stoned. Other than that, good luck!
    
    
    CHALLENGE #4: EL MATADOR - OLE
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              / ___/ // / _ | / /  / /  / __/ |/ / ___/ __/ / / /
             / /__/ _  / __ |/ /__/ /__/ _//    / (_ / _/  /_  _/
             \___/_//_/_/ |_/____/____/___/_/|_/\___/___/   /_/  
                                                               
    This challenge requires you to not get rammed by the Minotaur or 
    grabbed by the soldiers. This one starts off easy but ends horribly! 
    When the challenge begins, you'll have one Minotaur and then some 
    soldiers, and then TWO Minotaurs, and then more soldiers, and then 
    THREE Minotaurs plus more soldiers!
    
    There are multiple ways to outsmart the Minotaur. One thing you can do 
    is approach the edge of the arena and let him charge after you. As soon 
    as the challenge starts, stand near the edge (any edge) and wait for 
    the Minotaur to charge at you. Jump up twice or fall off the edge to 
    make the Minotaur slip and fall (don't worry Kratos will grab on the 
    ledge but only for a few seconds, so quickly climb up).
    
    Another way to outsmart the Minotaur is to use the Grapple move on him. 
    When they spawn, position Kratos near the Minotaur so that when he 
    Grapples and pushes it, the Minotaur will fall right off the ledge. 
    EASY, right?
    
    During the last part of the challenge, you'll encounter multiple 
    soldiers plus THREE Minotaurs. To fend them off, you'll need to have 
    quick fingers! As soon as the soldiers spawn, quickly use the L1+Square 
    attack (to kill off a few of them) and then quickly use the Icarus Dash 
    (jump and move the Right Analog Stick) to get near the edge and then 
    quickly fall off so that Kratos grabs the ledge.
    
    When done correctly, all three Minotaurs will fall down the edge along 
    with a majority of the soldiers. Quickly get back up and slice down the 
    remaining soldiers. It's not as easy as it sounds but it worked for me!
    
    
    CHALLENGE #5: KNOCKOUT
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              / ___/ // / _ | / /  / /  / __/ |/ / ___/ __/ / __/
             / /__/ _  / __ |/ /__/ /__/ _//    / (_ / _/  /__ \ 
             \___/_//_/_/ |_/____/____/___/_/|_/\___/___/ /____/ 
                                                               
    For this challenge, you have to knock multiple enemies out of the arena 
    and gain 1000 points in less than 75 seconds. Each enemy has a point 
    value and knocking a bunch of them out of the arena adds to the tally.
    
    When the challenge begins, quickly dispatch the large Cyclops so that 
    you can ride him. From there, DO NOT use heavy attacks on the enemies! 
    Heavy attacks cause the Cyclops to fall down between hits (which wastes 
    precious seconds off the clock), so stick to light attacks only!
    
    Walk in a circle while rapidly tapping the Square Button to knock out a 
    bunch of baddies off the arena. Don't wander off! Just walk in a circle 
    and keep smashing the enemies and you should get the points within the 
    time limit.
    
    
    CHALLENGE #6: HADES' KIDS
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              / ___/ // / _ | / /  / /  / __/ |/ / ___/ __/ / __/
             / /__/ _  / __ |/ /__/ /__/ _//    / (_ / _/  / _ \ 
             \___/_//_/_/ |_/____/____/___/_/|_/\___/___/  \___/ 
                                                                
    For this challenge, you are required to spawn FIVE armored Cyclops in 
    the arena. When you kill the first Cyclops, it spawns two more. When 
    you kill another one, two more will jump in. When you kill another one, 
    THREE more will jump in!
    
    You basically have to kill FOUR armored Cyclops enemies in a row while 
    trying to dodge the other Cyclops that crowd the arena. Use the Grapple 
    pull as much as you can and keep up your defense. There are no other 
    tips I can give you, so good luck!
    
    
    CHALLENGE #7: SIMPLY SMASHING
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              / ___/ // / _ | / /  / /  / __/ |/ / ___/ __/ /_  /
             / /__/ _  / __ |/ /__/ /__/ _//    / (_ / _/    / / 
             \___/_//_/_/ |_/____/____/___/_/|_/\___/___/   /_/  
                                                              
    For this challenge, you are required to destroy 30 pots in 20 seconds. 
    It might sound easy, but not with the Blades Of Athena! When the 
    challenge starts, stick to using the SQUARE SQUARE TRIANGLE combo to 
    break multiple pots without having to move too far.
    
    Use the SQUARE SQUARE TRIANGLE combo on all sides of the arena and you 
    should be able to complete the challenge easily. 
    
    
    
    That's it! All seven challenges down!
    
    
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    +++BIG THANKS
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    Big thanks to the following people:
    
    --IGN
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    --My girls at Lima-Fans - WE ROCK!
    --The Victoria's Secret Angels
    --Megan Fox
    --Alice In Chains
    --Jana Miartusova & Ashlynne Brooke
    
    Additional thanks: 
    Semper rye, Guy Osborn, Steve Dunn, gcampbell1, glaciuspso, r3s3too, 
    akari.yakumo, lstephe1, Charles Dietrich, cjmartinez
    
    
    And, of course, a big thanks to YOU for reading this FAQ. It's been 
    five years in the making since I started writing FAQs for the God Of 
    War series and I have to say, God Of War 3 pissed me right off story-
    wise. Other than that, it's been a great ride!
    
    
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