GOD OF WAR 3 THE DESTROYER OF GODS - PS3 Walkthrough Authored by VampireHorde MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMM M MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM M MMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMM MM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MM MMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMM M MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM M MMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMM MMMMMM M MMMMMMMMM M MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMM MMMMM MM MMMMMMMMM MM MMMMMMM MMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM +++LATEST UPDATE: More new info on New Game + Glitch +++LATEST UPDATE: Added list of additional credited submissions ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= What it do, nephews! Ready to continue where we last left off from the last game? Sure ya are! NO MORE CHIT-CHAT, FIGHT!!! ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= +++ GAMEPLAY CHANGES +++ ________ __ __________ __ _____ __ / ___/ _ | / |/ / __/ _ \/ / / _ \ \/ / / (_ / __ |/ /|_/ / _// ___/ /__/ __ |\ / \___/_/ |_/_/ /_/___/_/ /____/_/ |_|/_/ --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. ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= +++ A LOOKING IN VIEW - THE WALKTHROUGH +++ _ _____ __ __ __________ _____ ____ __ _________ __ | | /| / / _ | / / / //_/_ __/ // / _ \/ __ \/ / / / ___/ // / | |/ |/ / __ |/ /__/ ,< / / / _ / , _/ /_/ / /_/ / (_ / _ / |__/|__/_/ |_/____/_/|_| /_/ /_//_/_/|_|\____/\____/\___/_//_/ ======================================================================= ======================================================================= +++AREA: GAIA _________ _______ / ____/ | / _/ | / / __/ /| | / // /| | / /_/ / ___ |_/ // ___ | \____/_/ |_/___/_/ |_| 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 __ _____ _________ ________ _____ _ __ / / / __/ | / / _/ _ /_ __/ // / _ | / |/ / / /__/ _/ | |/ // // __ |/ / / _ / __ |/ / /____/___/ |___/___/_/ |_/_/ /_//_/_/ |_/_/|_/ 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 __ _________ ____ ____ ____ _______ __ _______ / |/ /_ __/ / __ \/ /\ \/ / |/ / __ \/ / / / ___/ / /|_/ / / / / / / / / \ / /|_/ / /_/ / / / /\__ \ / / / / / / _ / /_/ / /___/ / / / / ____/ /_/ /___/ / /_/ /_/ /_/ (_) \____/_____/_/_/ /_/_/ \____//____/ 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 __________ __ ______ ____ ____ ___ ___ ________ /_ __/ __ \/ |/ / _ ) / __ \/ __/ / _ | / _ \/ __/ __/ / / / /_/ / /|_/ / _ | / /_/ / _/ / __ |/ , _/ _/_\ \ /_/ \____/_/ /_/____/ \____/_/ /_/ |_/_/|_/___/___/ 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 __ _____ _________ ________ _____ _ __ / / / __/ | / / _/ _ /_ __/ // / _ | / |/ / / /__/ _/ | |/ // // __ |/ / / _ / __ |/ / /____/___/ |___/___/_/ |_/_/ /_//_/_/ |_/_/|_/ 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 __ _________ ___ ______ ____ ____ ________ _______ / // / __/ _ | / _ \/_ __/ / __ \/ __/ / ___/ _ | / _/ _ | / _ / _// __ |/ , _/ / / / /_/ / _/ / (_ / __ |_/ // __ | /_//_/___/_/ |_/_/|_| /_/ \____/_/ \___/_/ |_/___/_/ |_| 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! ======================================================================= ======================================================================= --BOSS BATTLE: POSEIDON ____ ____ _____ ______________ ____ _ __ / __ \/ __ \/ ___// ____/ _/ __ \/ __ \/ | / / / /_/ / / / /\__ \/ __/ / // / / / / / / |/ / / ____/ /_/ /___/ / /____/ // /_/ / /_/ / /| / /_/ \____//____/_____/___/_____/\____/_/ |_/ 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. ======================================================================= ======================================================================= Approach the Save Point to save your progress. SAVE GAME Jump onto Gaia's hand to trigger the next cutscene. CUTSCENE +++AREA: THE RIVER STYX ____ _____ ____________ _____________ ___ __ / __ \/ _/ | / / ____/ __ \ / ___/_ __/\ \/ / |/ / / /_/ // / | | / / __/ / /_/ / \__ \ / / \ /| / / _, _// / | |/ / /___/ _, _/ ___/ // / / // | /_/ |_/___/ |___/_____/_/ |_| /____//_/ /_//_/|_| 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 ___ _______ __ __ ___ ____ ____ __ _____ ___ ________ / _ \/ __/ _ | / / / |/ / / __ \/ __/ / // / _ | / _ \/ __/ __/ / , _/ _// __ |/ /__/ /|_/ / / /_/ / _/ / _ / __ |/ // / _/_\ \ /_/|_/___/_/ |_/____/_/ /_/ \____/_/ /_//_/_/ |_/____/___/___/ 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 _________ ___ _________ _ __ ___ ___ _____ _____ / ___/ __ \/ _ \/ ___/ __ \/ |/ / / _ | / _ \/ __/ |/ / _ | / (_ / /_/ / , _/ (_ / /_/ / / / __ |/ , _/ _// / __ | \___/\____/_/|_|\___/\____/_/|_/ /_/ |_/_/|_/___/_/|_/_/ |_| 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 ___ ___________ ____________ ______ __ ______ / _ \/ __/ _/ _ \/ _/_ __/ // / __ \/ / / / __/ / ___/ _/_/ // , _// / / / / _ / /_/ / /_/ /\ \ /_/ /___/___/_/|_/___/ /_/ /_//_/\____/\____/___/ _______ _____ __ ______ _______ / ___/ // / _ | / |/ / _ )/ __/ _ \ / /__/ _ / __ |/ /|_/ / _ / _// , _/ \___/_//_/_/ |_/_/ /_/____/___/_/|_| 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 ____ _____ _____________ ____ ____ ________ ______ __ / / / / / _ \/ ___/ __/ __/ / __ \/ __/ /_ __/ // / __/ / // / /_/ / // / (_ / _/_\ \ / /_/ / _/ / / / _ / _/ \___/\____/____/\___/___/___/ \____/_/ /_/ /_//_/___/ __ ___ _____ _______ _ ______ ___ __ ___ / / / / |/ / _ \/ __/ _ \ | /| / / __ \/ _ \/ / / _ \ / /_/ / / // / _// , _/ |/ |/ / /_/ / , _/ /__/ // / \____/_/|_/____/___/_/|_||__/|__/\____/_/|_/____/____/ 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 ___ __________ ____ ____ / _ \/ _/_ __/ / __ \/ __/ / ___// / / / / /_/ / _/ /_/ /___/ /_/ \____/_/ _________ ___ _________ ___ __ ______ /_ __/ _ | / _ \/_ __/ _ | / _ \/ / / / __/ / / / __ |/ , _/ / / / __ |/ , _/ /_/ /\ \ /_/ /_/ |_/_/|_| /_/ /_/ |_/_/|_|\____/___/ 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 ________ ______ ________ ___ _________ /_ __/ // / __/ / __/ __ \/ _ \/ ___/ __/ / / / _ / _/ / _// /_/ / , _/ (_ / _/ /_/ /_//_/___/ /_/ \____/_/|_|\___/___/ 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 ___ ___ __ ___ _________ ____ ____ / _ \/ _ | / / / _ |/ ___/ __/ / __ \/ __/ / ___/ __ |/ /__/ __ / /__/ _/ / /_/ / _/ /_/ /_/ |_/____/_/ |_\___/___/ \____/_/ __ _____ ___ ________ / // / _ | / _ \/ __/ __/ / _ / __ |/ // / _/_\ \ /_//_/_/ |_/____/___/___/ --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! ======================================================================= ======================================================================= --BOSS BATTLE: HADES __ _____ ____ ___________ / / / / | / __ \/ ____/ ___/ / /_/ / /| | / / / / __/ \__ \ / __ / ___ |/ /_/ / /___ ___/ / /_/ /_/_/ |_/_____/_____//____/ 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 _________________ __ ____ ____ / ___/ _/_ __/\ \/ / / __ \/ __/ / /___/ / / / \ / / /_/ / _/ \___/___/ /_/ /_/ \____/_/ ____ ____ ____ ______ _______ / __ \/ /\ \/ / |/ / _ \/ _/ _ | / /_/ / /__\ / /|_/ / ___// // __ | \____/____//_/_/ /_/_/ /___/_/ |_| --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 ___ ___ ________ __ ____ ____ ________ ____ / _ \/ _ /_ __/ // / / __ \/ __/ / __/ __ \/ __/ / ___/ __ |/ / / _ / / /_/ / _/ / _// /_/ /\ \ /_/ /_/ |_/_/ /_//_/ \____/_/ /___/\____/___/ --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 _______ _____ _____ __ ____ ____ / ___/ // / _ | / _/ |/ / / __ \/ __/ / /__/ _ / __ |_/ // / / /_/ / _/ \___/_//_/_/ |_/___/_/|_/ \____/_/ ___ ___ __ ___ _ ___________ / _ )/ _ | / / / _ | / |/ / ___/ __/ / _ / __ |/ /__/ __ |/ / /__/ _/ /____/_/ |_/____/_/ |_/_/|_/\___/___/ 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 _________ _ ____________ _ _______ / ____/ | | / / ____/ __ \/ | / / ___/ / / / /| | | / / __/ / /_/ / |/ /\__ \ / /___/ ___ | |/ / /___/ _, _/ /| /___/ / \____/_/ |_|___/_____/_/ |_/_/ |_//____/ --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 ______ ___ __ _______ ____ ____ / __/ / / _ | / |/ / __/ / __ \/ __/ / _// /__/ __ |/ /|_/ / _/ / /_/ / _/ /_/ /____/_/ |_/_/ /_/___/ \____/_/ ____ ____ ____ ______ __ ______ / __ \/ /\ \/ / |/ / _ \/ / / / __/ / /_/ / /__\ / /|_/ / ___/ /_/ /\ \ \____/____//_/_/ /_/_/ \____/___/ 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 ____ ____ ____ ______ _______ _ __ / __ \/ /\ \/ / |/ / _ \/ _/ _ | / |/ / / /_/ / /__\ / /|_/ / ___// // __ |/ / \____/____//_/_/ /_/_/ /___/_/ |_/_/|_/ __________________ ___ ______ / ___/ _/_ __/ _ | / _ \/ __/ / / /___/ / / / / __ |/ // / _// /__ \___/___/ /_/ /_/ |_/____/___/____/ --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 ________ ______ ________ ___ __ ____ ___ /_ __/ // / __/ / __/ __ \/ _ \/ / / / |/ / / / / _ / _/ / _// /_/ / , _/ /_/ / /|_/ / /_/ /_//_/___/ /_/ \____/_/|_|\____/_/ /_/ ======================================================================= ======================================================================= --BOSS BATTLE: HERCULES __ ____________ ________ ____ ___________ / / / / ____/ __ \/ ____/ / / / / / ____/ ___/ / /_/ / __/ / /_/ / / / / / / / / __/ \__ \ / __ / /___/ _, _/ /___/ /_/ / /___/ /___ ___/ / /_/ /_/_____/_/ |_|\____/\____/_____/_____//____/ 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. ======================================================================= ======================================================================= --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 ___ ____ _______________ ____ _ ______ / _ \/ __ \/ __/ __/ _/ _ \/ __ \/ |/ / __/ / ___/ /_/ /\ \/ _/_/ // // / /_/ / /\ \ /_/ \____/___/___/___/____/\____/_/|_/___/ _______ _____ __ ______ _______ / ___/ // / _ | / |/ / _ )/ __/ _ \ / /__/ _ / __ |/ /|_/ / _ / _// , _/ \___/_//_/_/ |_/_/ /_/____/___/_/|_| 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 __ _____ ___ _______ ________ ___ ___ _____ ______ / / / / _ \/ _ \/ __/ _ \ / ___/ _ | / _ \/ _ \/ __/ |/ / __/ / /_/ / ___/ ___/ _// , _/ / (_ / __ |/ , _/ // / _// /\ \ \____/_/ /_/ /___/_/|_| \___/_/ |_/_/|_/____/___/_/|_/___/ 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 ___ ___ __ _____ ____ ___ __________________ / _ | / _ \/ // / _ \/ __ \/ _ \/ _/_ __/ __/ __/ / __ |/ ___/ _ / , _/ /_/ / // // / / / / _/_\ \ /_/ |_/_/ /_//_/_/|_|\____/____/___/ /_/ /___/___/ _______ _____ __ ______ _______ / ___/ // / _ | / |/ / _ )/ __/ _ \ / /__/ _ / __ |/ /|_/ / _ / _// , _/ \___/_//_/_/ |_/_/ /_/____/___/_/|_| --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 _________ ____ _________ ____ __ _______ /_ __/ | / __ \/_ __/ | / __ \/ / / / ___/ / / / /| | / /_/ / / / / /| | / /_/ / / / /\__ \ / / / ___ |/ _, _/ / / / ___ |/ _, _/ /_/ /___/ / /_/ /_/ |_/_/ |_| /_/ /_/ |_/_/ |_|\____//____/ --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 ________ ______________ ____ ____ / ___/ _ /_ __/ __/ __/ / __ \/ __/ / (_ / __ |/ / / _/_\ \ / /_/ / _/ \___/_/ |_/_/ /___/___/ \____/_/ _____________________ __ ______ _ ______ /_ __/ _/ __/ _/ _ \/ // / __ \/ |/ / __/ / / _/ /_\ \_/ // ___/ _ / /_/ / / _/ /_/ /___/___/___/_/ /_//_/\____/_/|_/___/ 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 ___ __________ ____ ____ / _ \/ _/_ __/ / __ \/ __/ / ___// / / / / /_/ / _/ /_/ /___/ /_/ \____/_/ _________ ___ _________ ___ __ ______ /_ __/ _ | / _ \/_ __/ _ | / _ \/ / / / __/ / / / __ |/ , _/ / / / __ |/ , _/ /_/ /\ \ /_/ /_/ |_/_/|_| /_/ /_/ |_/_/|_|\____/___/ 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! ======================================================================= ======================================================================= --BOSS BATTLE: CRONOS __________ ____ _ ______ _____ / ____/ __ \/ __ \/ | / / __ \/ ___/ / / / /_/ / / / / |/ / / / /\__ \ / /___/ _, _/ /_/ / /| / /_/ /___/ / \____/_/ |_|\____/_/ |_/\____//____/ --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! ======================================================================= ======================================================================= 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 ___ ___ _______ ___ __ __ ______ / _ \/ _ | / __/ _ \/ _ | / / / / / / __/ / // / __ |/ _// // / __ |/ /__/ /_/ /\ \ /____/_/ |_/___/____/_/ |_/____/\____/___/ ___ ____ ____ __ ___ / _ \/ __ \/ __ \/ |/ / / , _/ /_/ / /_/ / /|_/ / /_/|_|\____/\____/_/ /_/ --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 __ _________ ___ ____ ________ ___ ___ _____ __ / // / __/ _ \/ _ | / __/ / ___/ _ | / _ \/ _ \/ __/ |/ / / _ / _// , _/ __ |_\ \ / (_ / __ |/ , _/ // / _// / /_//_/___/_/|_/_/ |_/___/ \___/_/ |_/_/|_/____/___/_/|_/ 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 ________ ______ ________ _ _________ _ ______ /_ __/ // / __/ / ___/ _ | | / / __/ _ \/ |/ / __/ / / / _ / _/ / /__/ __ | |/ / _// , _/ /\ \ /_/ /_//_/___/ \___/_/ |_|___/___/_/|_/_/|_/___/ 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 ======================================================================= ======================================================================= --BOSS BATTLE: ONYX SCORPION ____ _ ____ ___ __ / __ \/ | / /\ \/ / |/ / / / / / |/ / \ /| / / /_/ / /| / / // | \____/_/ |_/ /_//_/|_| _____ __________ ____ ____ ________ _ __ / ___// ____/ __ \/ __ \/ __ \/ _/ __ \/ | / / \__ \/ / / / / / /_/ / /_/ // // / / / |/ / ___/ / /___/ /_/ / _, _/ ____// // /_/ / /| / /____/\____/\____/_/ |_/_/ /___/\____/_/ |_/ 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. ======================================================================= ======================================================================= --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 __ ___ ______ ______ _____ __________ __ / / / | / __ ) \/ / __ \/ _/ | / /_ __/ / / / / / / /| | / __ |\ / /_/ // // |/ / / / / /_/ / / /___/ ___ |/ /_/ / / / _, _// // /| / / / / __ / /_____/_/ |_/_____/ /_/_/ |_/___/_/ |_/ /_/ /_/ /_/ 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! ======================================================================= ======================================================================= --BOSS BATTLE: ZEUS _____ ________ _______ /__ / / ____/ / / / ___/ / / / __/ / / / /\__ \ / /__/ /___/ /_/ /___/ / /____/_____/\____//____/ 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! ======================================================================= ======================================================================= 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! THE END...? ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= +++THE UNLOCKABLES __ ___ ____ ____ ________ __ ___ ____ __ ___________ / / / / | / / / / __ \/ ____/ //_// | / __ )/ / / ____/ ___/ / / / / |/ / / / / / / / / ,< / /| | / __ / / / __/ \__ \ / /_/ / /| / /___/ /_/ / /___/ /| |/ ___ |/ /_/ / /___/ /___ ___/ / \____/_/ |_/_____/\____/\____/_/ |_/_/ |_/_____/_____/_____//____/ 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! ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ---NEW GAME+ WEAPONS GLITCH _ _______ __ ________ __ _______ / |/ / __/ | /| / / / ___/ _ | / |/ / __/ / / _/ | |/ |/ / / (_ / __ |/ /|_/ / _/ /_/|_/___/ |__/|__/ \___/_/ |_/_/ /_/___/ _______ _________________ __ / ___/ / / _/_ __/ ___/ // / / (_ / /___/ / / / / /__/ _ / \___/____/___/ /_/ \___/_//_/ 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! ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= +++CHALLENGE OF OLYMPUS __ ____ ____ _____/ /_ ____ _/ / /__ ____ ____ ____ ____ / __/ / ___/ __ \/ __ `/ / / _ \/ __ \/ __ `/ _ \ / __ \/ /_ / /__/ / / / /_/ / / / __/ / / / /_/ / __/ / /_/ / __/ \___/_/ /_/\__,_/_/_/\___/_/ /_/\__, /\___/ \____/_/ /____/ __ ____ / /_ ______ ___ ____ __ _______ / __ \/ / / / / __ `__ \/ __ \/ / / / ___/ / /_/ / / /_/ / / / / / / /_/ / /_/ (__ ) \____/_/\__, /_/ /_/ /_/ .___/\__,_/____/ /____/ /_/ CHALLENGE #1: POPULATION CONTROL _______ _____ __ __ _____ ___________ ___ / ___/ // / _ | / / / / / __/ |/ / ___/ __/ < / / /__/ _ / __ |/ /__/ /__/ _// / (_ / _/ / / \___/_//_/_/ |_/____/____/___/_/|_/\___/___/ /_/ 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 _______ _____ __ __ _____ ___________ ___ / ___/ // / _ | / / / / / __/ |/ / ___/ __/ |_ | / /__/ _ / __ |/ /__/ /__/ _// / (_ / _/ / __/ \___/_//_/_/ |_/____/____/___/_/|_/\___/___/ /____/ 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 _______ _____ __ __ _____ ___________ ____ / ___/ // / _ | / / / / / __/ |/ / ___/ __/ |_ / / /__/ _ / __ |/ /__/ /__/ _// / (_ / _/ _/_ < \___/_//_/_/ |_/____/____/___/_/|_/\___/___/ /____/ 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 _______ _____ __ __ _____ ___________ ____ / ___/ // / _ | / / / / / __/ |/ / ___/ __/ / / / / /__/ _ / __ |/ /__/ /__/ _// / (_ / _/ /_ _/ \___/_//_/_/ |_/____/____/___/_/|_/\___/___/ /_/ 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 _______ _____ __ __ _____ ___________ ____ / ___/ // / _ | / / / / / __/ |/ / ___/ __/ / __/ / /__/ _ / __ |/ /__/ /__/ _// / (_ / _/ /__ \ \___/_//_/_/ |_/____/____/___/_/|_/\___/___/ /____/ 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 _______ _____ __ __ _____ ___________ ____ / ___/ // / _ | / / / / / __/ |/ / ___/ __/ / __/ / /__/ _ / __ |/ /__/ /__/ _// / (_ / _/ / _ \ \___/_//_/_/ |_/____/____/___/_/|_/\___/___/ \___/ 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 _______ _____ __ __ _____ ___________ ____ / ___/ // / _ | / / / / / __/ |/ / ___/ __/ /_ / / /__/ _ / __ |/ /__/ /__/ _// / (_ / _/ / / \___/_//_/_/ |_/____/____/___/_/|_/\___/___/ /_/ 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! ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= +++BIG THANKS ___ _________ ________ _____ _ ____ ______ / _ )/ _/ ___/ /_ __/ // / _ | / |/ / //_/ __/ / _ |/ // (_ / / / / _ / __ |/ / ,< _\ \ /____/___/\___/ /_/ /_//_/_/ |_/_/|_/_/|_/___/ Big thanks to the following people: --IGN --Republican Space Rangers --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! ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= This FAQ is only for use on GameFAQS. You may not copy, reproduce, or link to this FAQ without permission. If you want to use this FAQ on your website or publication, please e-mail me at vampirehorde@lima- fans.com. I have no problems with anyone who asks. MARCH 2010.