FAQ by hugaddict

Version: v1.1 | Updated: 05/29/09 | Printable Version

300 Strategy Guide v1.1
For the Sony PSP
by hugaddict

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Game release date: February 27, 2007.
Strategy Guide Updated : May 27, 2009.


- Controls section updated
- General Tips & Info section updated
- Enemies & Killing renamed and updated
- Annoyances section updated
- Glitches section added
- All Lambdas located


01. Controls
02. General Tips & Info
03. Characters
04. Lambda Locations
05. Enemies & Storyline
06. Weapons
07. Combos
08. Battle Skills
09. Phalanx
10. Annoyances
11. Glitches
12. Disclaimer

01. Controls

Joystick – Character Movement

X – Light Attack
Square – Heavy Attack
Triangle – Change Weapon
O – Shield Bash

Left Trigger – Block
Right Trigger – Wrath
Left + Right Trigger – Tuck Tail, the arrow Shower Block (also blocks
from the suicide bombers)

Right – Fortitude
Down – Blood Drunk
Up – Warlord
Left – Defense

Spear Throw - Left Trigger + (Square + X)
Weapon Pickup: Triangle
Shield Pickup: O

Double Sword Dodge - (Left Trigger + "O" + Direction to roll)

Counter Attack: Press Block (Left Trigger) just before an attack. The
Attack will be blocked then countered.

02. General Tips & Info

As an enemy approaches, time your combo to end right when you two
meet. This will hit the Persian and not let them block or use their

Red Bar: The Red Bar is your Health Meter. When it is gone, you die.

Yellow Bar: The Yellow Bar is your Wrath Meter. There are three levels.
Each level allows you to do one Battle Skill. Also, the Wrath Attacks
require a small amount of this.

Kleos: The Kleos is honor in which you can exchange for Weapons, Battle
Skills, or Combos. You gain Kleos with every kill. You can update from
the Start Menu.

HUD: The HUD is the circular gauge in the top left of the screen. It
shows your Health Meter, Wrath Meter, and Battle Skills.

Invest in the Spartan Uppercut Combo before anything else. This knocks
the enemy off their feet allowing you to finish them off on the ground.

The Spear Combos are harder to execute than the Sword Combos as it takes
longer to do a full swing of any Spear Attack. Press the second Combo
button at the end of the first swing, and so on.

Poison Attacks (against): When you are poisoned, you are greatly slowed.
Your damage is minimal and the poison will soon wear off. Your attacks
don’t lose any strength, so you’ll just have to adjust your timing

Blue Attacks (against): When the enemy’s weapon(s) are Blue your Shield
offers no defense.

Red Attacks (against): When the enemy’s weapon(s) are Red their attack
will knock your Shield from your hands. Press O to pick your Shield back
up. You can "Tuck Tail" which makes you immune to the Red Attacks.

Yellow Attacks (against): Best guess, is the yellow weapons power up the
enemies Strength.

Flame Attacks (against): When the enemy’s weapon(s) or arrow(s) are lit,
you will catch on fire. You will continue to lose Health until you are
put out.

03. Characters

King Leonidas: King Leonidas is the King of Sparta. He leads 300 “Body
Guards” to battle vs. King Xerxes and the Persian Army.

Dilios: Dilios is the Narrator of the game and movie of the same title.
He loses an eye, and then leads the Persian Army to victory after Leonidas
is slain.

Daxos: Daxos is the Leader of the Arcadians. He and 1100 Arcadians join
Leonidas in taking on King Xerxes and the Persian Army.

King Xerxes: King Xerxes is the self proclaimed God and ruler of the
Persian Empire. He marches on Sparta and his army slays King Leonidas.

04. Lambda Locations

The Hot Gates

1. You will see it instantly once the game starts.
2. Do well on the Phalanx and the Lambda will appear in the next scene.
3. On top of the wall. Beside the rock wall.
4. The arena with the Persian Champion. Along the edge.

Tree of the Dead

1. In the house after pushing the wall down, drop down one level and it's
   on the side.
2. Push the rock aside, continue and go up the small path to the right.
   Inside the cave, you must kill all the persians for it to appear.
3. After killing the Bone Golem it appears where the fire was.
4. In the final area with the tree, off to the side.

Boarding Party

1. Stealth kill the first guard. The Lambda will appear.
2. On top of the platform.
3. After the boat trip, kill the archers on top of the platform. The
   Lambda will appear.
4. Just before the dock in the end.

The First Day

1. In the myst. Continue straight and to the left.
2. Through the caves is a fork. It's in the cave on the path to
   the right.
3. Immediately in the camp push the fire over. Run back and to
   the right behind the tents and let the other Spartans in. The
   Lambda will appear.
4. The next section in the camp, climb the last ladder. It's
   beside the Archer.

The Immortals

1. Follow the path after the first attack. It's sitting on the
2. Kill the Archers on the top of the cliff ledge. Left to
   right. The Lambda will appear.
3. Up entering the Temple, the Lambda is in the room via the
   path to the right. To see it, you have to walk to the wall in
   order to change the camera angle.
4. To the left of the giant twin stair case, turn left in the
   green room with the stream. It's up the stairs.

The Second Day

1. In the first arena, on the right side.
2. After killing the Archers on the cliff wall, you'll see the
   Lambda on the top right. Follow the little half spiral path up
   to get it.
3. Kill the two Bone Golems, the Lambda will appear by the wall
   opposite the Temple.
4. In the last section of the burned enemy camp, kill the Persians
   and the Lambda will appear.

Persian Camp

1. Pass through the sentries undetected and a Lambda will appear.
   If you get spotted even once, you won't get it.
2. Score 20 on the Shooting Gallery. The Lambda will appear.
3. Kill everyone in the second harem. The Lambda will appear.
4. Slaughter the Executioner, Bone Golem, Shielded Immortal, and
   Commander. The Lambda will appear just before General Hydarnes

The Third Day

1. Follow the path to the left, you'll see the Lambda by the ocean
2. While the other Spartans set the bombs, kill all the Immortals
   by throwing spears. The Lambda will appear in the exit path.
3. The arena of the Immortals, the Lambda is at the far right.
4. While fighting Mardonius, the Lambda is on the far bottom right
   by the edge.

Battle of Platea

1. Keep killing the enemies until it prompts you "Head for the hill
   and flank the Persians." The Lambda will be along the path.
2. Slightly to the right of General Hydorus (the 2nd of 3 generals)
   is the Lambda.
3. In the arena with the second rhino, the Lambda is beside the
4. On the top level of the final building, note the direction
   Mardonius runs. Take the opposite route and the Lambda is at the

05. Enemies & Storyline

Sneak Attack: During certain parts of the game you can sneak up behind
an enemy and slice his throat by pressing Square + X together. It is
better however, to sound the alarm and kill all of the enemies that
come out. This will give you far more Kleos.

Counterclockwise Method: This is useful for when an enemy is blocking
too well. Simply run in a mini counterclockwise circle and do an
attack to connect while the enemy is lowering their defense. You will
not get hit because all of the enemies (except General Hydarnes) are
right handed. You will get hit if you go clockwise.

Spear Piles: There are Spear Piles located around the game. They provide
many Spears for you to lob at your enemy. Simply press Triangle to get
another one.

Wrath Attacks: Some enemies require the Wrath Attack. Press and hold
down the Right Trigger while pressing Square or X.

Knockdown: Some enemies require you to knock them down then stab them
whilst on the ground. Once down, walk up to them and press either
Square or X. The Spartan Uppercut, Vicious Strike, and Hades' Strike
combos are good for this.

Thirsty Persians: You can knock many of the enemies off of the cliff by
doing the The Spartan Uppercut and Vicious Strike combos. You just
have to have them between you and the cliff within reasonable range. This
applies to close to all the enemies that attack you along the cliff.

Slave: The slave is wearing nothing but a white loin and head wrap. He
is an easy kill, just do any attack until death.

Blue Grunt: The Blue Grunt wear Blue with a face covering. They are
easily killed. Do any attack until death.

Blue Shielded Grunt: The Blue Grunt with a Shield. Their Shield must be
destroyed with the Spear before you kill them. Alternately, you may
knock them to the ground and finish them off. You may also do a Wrath
Attack to finish them off.

War Elephant: The War Elephant is an Elephant trained to kill. It will
stomp, double stomp, and do a nose sweep to kill you. You can kill it
by the basic Downward Stab. You can Downward Stab two times before the
Elephant’s next attack. If you are quick, you can Downward Stab three
times before the Elephant’s next attack.

Archer: The Archer is in Yellow and has no defense. Simply kill with
any attack. Be wary, further in the game their arrows are poisoned. You
may block their arrows with the Left Trigger.

Orange Grunt: The Orange Grunt has a covered face and wears orange. He
is easy to kill. Choose any attack you wish.

Orange Shielded Grunt: The Orange Grunt with a Shield. Their Shield must
be destroyed with the Spear before you kill them. Alternately, you may
knock them to the ground and finish them off. You may also do a Wrath
Attack to finish them off.

Persian Champion 1: He is the first Champion to kill. Simply hold down
the Left Trigger and walk Counterclockwise around him. Soon as he’s done
his attack, attack him with your Sword. The Spear is useless against him.
Note that combos will build up your Wrath Meter faster than regular attacks.

Persian Heavy Infantry: The Heavy Infantry carry heavy shields. They wear
black and brown, and have their faces covered. They can be killed while
on the ground or when pushed into fire.

Bone Golem: The Bone Golem is a large enemy that can only be killed with
the Blood Drunk Skill. If you have no more Wrath, simply do combos on him
until you have enough to enable the Blood Drunk Skill.

Stalker: The Stalker is dressed in black and wields poisoned Dual Swords.
Block or dodge the poisoned blades. Kill by any means desired.

Immortal: Legend has it the Immortals cannot be killed. Though they are
easy to kill and can be done so by many methods. A spear thrown through
the armor is one method. You can also perform a Wrath Attack. You can
also knock them off of a cliff. You can stab them while they are down.

Executioner: The Executioner has two giant blades as arms. You can only
kill him during a Blood Drunk Battle. Once Blood Drunk, he is easy to
kill. If you need more Wrath, simply perform combos on him until your
Wrath bar is high enough.

Base Commander: The Base Commander is a large man dressed in Blue. He is
extremely easy to kill. Simply arm yourself with your Spear before you
enter, and throw it at him when there’s a clear path. One hit will kill
him. You can also kill him with a Wrath Attack, or by doing a Ground

Persian Commander: The Persian Commanders are large men in heavy armor.
They differ from the Base Commander as they require a Heavy Wrath Attack
(Right Trigger + Square) to kill.

Statue Puzzle: Pull lever 2, push Statue, and pull lever 2 again. Then pull
Lever 3 then 1.

  |   +--------+   |
  |   |        |   |
  |   |        |   |
  |   |        |   |
  |   |        |   |
  |1  | Statue |  3|
  |   |        |   |
  |   +---  ---+   |
  |                |
  |                |
  |        2       |

Pyro Bomber: The Pyro Bomber is the Persian that throws the old fashioned
grenades. They have no defense and are easily killed.

Suicide Slave: The Suicide Slave is the regular slave in the white head and
loin wrap, but with a giant bomb. The best way to kill him is by throwing a
spear. When you encounter him near the end of the game simply run up to him
until he stops (About 8 feet) then run away. He will scream to mark his
suicide bombing just before he detonates himself. You can also press (Left
Trigger + Right Trigger) to Tuck Tail. This prevents damage from the
explosion. You will however, catch aflame. The flame will do damage to you.

Slave Master: The Slave Master is dressed in loose leather and carries
nothing but a whip. He has no defense and is easy to kill. Watch out as he
will power up the other soldiers.

Shielded Immortal: Same as the regular Immortal, but with a Shield. Wrath
Attacks won’t work. To kill them, knock them down and finish them off while
they lay on the ground. You can also bash them off of the cliff.

Giant Immortal Fight 1: The Giant Immortal might be tricky to figure out at
first, but is easily killed. It however, is a long and tedious process. You
first have to destroy his armor by bashing it with your Spear. The
Counterclockwise Method described with the first Champion is recommended.
Use the Ironsplitter Combo to destroy his armor faster if you have it. Then
after you have destroyed his armor, use your Sword(s) to injure him, before
death he will run away.

Giant Immortal Fight 2: More or less the same as the first fight. When he
goes on a rage attack and rams you, go on the other side of the statue and
he’ll ram into the structure and not you. Once you got him wounded he’ll run
in front of a statue to heal. Push the statue over on top of him. You have
to be fast. Repeat three times to kill him. Be cautious, he can knock you
into the hole in the ground.

Bone Grunts: These are the most annoying of enemy. They hop around and often
make the camera move in such a way that is annoying. They are however, easy
to kill. Knock them down and Stab them while they’re on the ground, or do a
Wrath Attack. You may also kill them with a Spear.

Mongol Warriors: These Mongol Warriors are dressed in Green and carry Shields.
The only way to kill them is to knock them down and Stab them when they’re on
the ground.

Wicker Grunts: The Wicker Grunts are made mostly out of branches. They only
take damage while stunned. Use your Shield Bash or preferably Zeus’ Fury to
stun them. Then do any combo to kill them.

Rhino 1: The Rhino is very easy if timed right. Just like in a movie one Spear
to the eye kills it. If you miss, you’ll have to take it on. It will ram you
again and again if you don’t be careful.

Kullulu: Kullulu is a Giant Wicker Grunt. Unlike the regular Wicker Grunt, you
don’t need to stun it to inflict damage. Just avoid its rolling attacks and
hit it when it stops.

Blue Persian Champion: You fight against along with the Red Persian Champion.
They take turns fighting you. Do the Counterclockwise Method I described
earlier until they’re almost dead.

Red Persian Champion: After you almost defeat them solo, they both fight at
the same time with their Health maxed out. Now here is where I used my Hit &
Run tactic. I ran to and from them drawing out their attack. Soon as they are
done this, go in and attack. Keep doing this until one is dead. Then you can
go back to the Counterclockwise method.

General Hydarnes: General Hydarnes is the General of the Immortals. You start
off by destroying his armor with a Spear like previous fights. Once you do
this he will jump up on one of the cages. From there he is immune to attack.
Run to the opposite side of the area and stand behind the opposite cage or
behind one of the short pillars. He will attack you 8-10 times with his claws
which he then reels back. After he’s done those attacks he will jump down and
run to the other cage and jump on. During this run attack him, preferably with
a combo. The Gut Ripper will take him down almost all the way. Keep doing this
until he is dead.

Persian Guard: These Persian Guards dress in white and carry Golden Shields
with a Flaming Sword. They can be killed by using the Heavy Wrath Attack (Right
Trigger + Square) or by being bashed off of the cliff.

Commander Mardonius Fight 1: Mardonius is the Commander of the Persian Army. He
expectantly is also the most difficult to beat. Difficult as even your most
powerful hit takes so little life from him. Follow the my Counterclockwise
Method and use the spear to strip him of his armor. Once his armor has been
destroyed, choose any of the three weapon arrays to kill him. The most useful
combo is the Gut Ripper.

Antaraxes, Hydorus, Virga: Antaraxes, Hydorus, and Virga are Xerxes top three
generals. Each are big, dressed in Dark Blue, and carry a giant Axe. They are
extremely easy to kill. Simply use the Strong Wrath Attack (Right Trigger +
Square) to kill them. If you don’t have enough Wrath built up, simply kill any
enemies in the fields.

--While Entering the coliseum, slaves will be running out not even wanting to
fight you. Slaughter them if you want. More importantly, equip your spear for

Rhino 2: This is the easiest Rhino fight. Simply immediately throw your spear
into its eye and the battle will be over. If you don’t do it, or miss you’ll
have to face three Rhinos along with enemies.

Mardonius Fight 2: The Commander is fully healed. Simply use the same
Counterclockwise method with a Spear. He will run away again once his armor
is gone. Most useful combo is the Ironspliter.

Mardonius Fight 3: The Commander’s armor will still be gone. This fight is
different than the previous two. He will now split his Double Headed Spear
into Twin Swords. Right before he does a leaping Blue Attack (with Twin Swords)
he will use the Red Attack. If you do not run away, there is no escape from
this. Use the Counterclockwise method and any weapons you wish.

06. Weapons

Spartan Sword: The basic weapon of every Spartan citizen. Perfect for killing
Shieldless or unarmed opponents.

Runed Blade: A blade touched by the dark magic of the ancients. Increased
Sword damage.

Spiked Xiphos: A vicious Sword forged to maim and kill the enemy. Increased
Sword damage.

Obsidian Edge: Forged from the hottest fires, death itself is baked into the
very iron of this blade. Increased Sword damage.

Kopis of Titans: The Ephors say this legendary blade was used by the Titans
themselves. Increased Sword damage.

Spartan Spear: The basic weapon of every Spartan soldier. Perfect for piercing
and breaking Shields and armor.

Runed Spear: A Spear touched by the dark magic of the ancients. Increased
Spear damage.

Spiked Spear: A vicious Spear wrought to rip through the flesh of the enemy.
Increased Spear damage.

Obsidian Spear: Topped with a blade forged from the hottest fires, death
itself is baked into its very iron. Increased Spear damage.

Spear of the Gods: The Ephors say this legendary Spear was used by the Gods
themselves. Increased Spear damage.

Spartan Shield: The basic Shield of Sparta, emblazed with the symbol of
Lakonia. Minor chance to stun enemies when used as a weapon.

Runed Shield: A Shield touched by the dark magic of the ancients. Increased
damage and chance to stun when used as a weapon.

Spiked Shield: A vicious Shield coveRed with spikes to inflict more damage.
Increased damage and chance to stun when used as a weapon.

Obsidian Shield: Forged in the hottest fires, death itself is baked into the
very iron of this Shield. Increased damage, chance to stun, and stun duration.

Shield of Heroes: The Ephors say this Shield was used by the greatest heroes
of Greek legend. Increased damage, chance to stun, and stun duration.

Spartan Armor: The basic armor of every Spartan soldier designed to allow for
speed in battle. Does not absorb any damage from attacks.

Runed Armor: Armor touched by the dark magic of the ancients to increase
protection. Decreases damage taken.

Spiked Armor: A vicious armor forged to inspire fear in your foes to decrease
their effectiveness in battle. Decreased damage taken.

Obsidian Armor: Forged from the hottest fires, death itself is baked into the
very iron of this armor. Decreases damage taken.

Armor of Legend: The Ephors say this armor was used by the greatest heroes of
Greek legend. Decreases damage taken.

07. Combos

Combos raise your Wrath Meter significantly faster than regular attacks.

While the enemy is running at you, time your combo to connect at the peak of
its thrust.

While an enemy is getting up, you can time your combo to connect at the moment
the enemy is just standing.

Sword – Light Combo:

X, X, X – Basic light attack combo. Fast attacks, minor damage.

Sword – Heavy Combo:

Square, Square, Square – Basic heavy attack combo. Medium speed attacks,
medium damage.

Sword – Shield Combo:

O, O, O – Basic Shield attack combo. Fast attacks, light damage. Causes enemies
to stumble.

Sword – Shield Slam:

X, Square, O – A fast combo that punches the enemy with the Shield. Has a
chance to stun enemies.

Sword – Spartan Uppercut:

X, O, Square – A Sword Uppercut combo that knocks enemies in the air.

Sword – Gut Ripper:

Square, X, X – A Double Sword Stab combo that deals high damage to a single

Sword – Vicious Strike:

Square, O, Square – A Sword Sweep combo that knocks enemies back.

Sword – Zeus’ Fury:

O, Square, X – A Jumping Impale combo that deals massive damage to a single

Spear – Light Combo:

X, X, X, X – Basic light combo. Fast attacks, minor damage.

Spear – Heavy Combo:

Square, Square, Square, Square – Basic heavy combo. Slower attacks, high

Spear – Shield Combo:

O, O, Square, Square – Basic Shield combo. Opens up the enemy with Shield
attacks before hitting them with the Spear.

Spear – Skullcracker:

Square, Square, X, X – Smashes the enemy with the Spear butt and stuns them.

Spear – Ironsplitter:

X, Square, Square, Square – An extremely powerful Armor Breaking combo. Breaks
through armor and Shields quickly.

Spear – Whirlwind:

X, X, Square, Square – A Sweeping Knockback combo that clears the area.

Spear – Meteor Slam:

O, X, X, O – A Jumping Knockdown attack that leaves the enemy vulnerable to a
ground attack.

Dual Sword – Light Combo:

X, X, X – An extremely fast, chaining combo. Does minor damage, but is fast
and can quickly kill a single foe.

Dual Sword – Heavy Combo:

Square, Square, Square – A basic heavy combo. Does moderate damage and can
hit multiple enemies.

Dual Sword – Eviscerate:

X, Square, Square – A spinning combo to tear apart enemies.

Dual Sword – Hades’ Strike:

X, Square, X – A devastating combo that knocks enemies to the ground.

Dual Sword – Heartseeker:

Square, Square, X – A high damage attack aimed at your foe’s heart.

Dual Sword – Decapitator:

Square, X, Square – The most powerful dual Sword attack. Does massive damage
to enemies as it takes their heads off.

08. Battle Skills

Blood Drunk 1: You unleash an intense battle rage, increasing the damage
of your attacks. While attacking, you gain Health instead of Wrath.

Blood Drunk 2: Damage and Health regeneration are increased. Longer duration
that also increases damage done by nearby allies.

Blood Drunk 3: Further increased duration, damage, and Health regeneration,
with greater damage bonuses to nearby allies. Also stuns enemies.

Warlord 1: Your extra focus during battle slows down time without affecting
you. While attacking, you gain Health instead of Wrath.

Warlord 2: Increased duration and Health regeneration. Allies are no longer
affected by slowdown.

Warlord 3: Further increased duration and Health regeneration.

Defense 1: Automatically blocks all incoming attacks. Regenerates Health
when attacking.

Defense 2: An improved Defense that automatically counters all incoming
attacks, regenerates more Health, and has an increased duration.

Defense 3: A maximized Defense, with even greater Health regeneration and
further increased duration.

Fortitude 1: Allows you to pull upon your inner strength and resolve to
regain Health.

Fortitude 2: A more focused meditation that allows you to heal more during

Fortitude 3: A calm and focused meditation that allows you to regain all
your Health.

09. Phalanx

The Phalanx is the military formation in which the Shields of the soldiers
lock together forming a barrier.

Phalanx Command Bar: The Command Bar during the Phalanx mode shows how
strong your Phalanx is. When the Command Bar is gone, you die. Every kill
raises the Command Bar.

X – Downward Stab attack to kill any enemy.
Square – Stab Attack which breaks the enemies Shields.
O – Phalanx Push which pushes against the enemy when they push you.

If you time it correctly, you don’t have to destroy the enemy shields to
kill them. Press X just before they get their so your Spears connect with
them before they block.

10. Annoyances

There is serious lag during a large percentage of the game.

You cannot change the camera angle and the auto camera angles are
sometimes very bad.

The game pauses to tell you how to kill an enemy when you first encounter
it and also when you achieve a new Battle Skill. It however, does not
stop telling you each new continuation (new game with all your old
upgrades and stats) you play. However, the continuous pop ups did make
it easier to make this Strategy Guide as they told the names to the

While in the Phalanx and an arrow shower, the enemy pushing does not get
harmed while you do. This demolishes your Phalanx Strength. You can
however, press O to push back then Tuck Tail to minimize damage.

The Champions can “block” the arrow shower with only a sword or like
weapon. You however, cannot block an arrow shower with your Dual Swords.

Your Spartan “Body Guards” will constantly get in the way of you
finishing an enemy off. Which is annoying when it takes time to knock
someone down. They will also block your only way out of an attack while
you are surrounded or impede you running away from a Suicide Bomber.
Thus causing you to take more damage.

11. Glitches

Tree of the dead. If you bash someone off the house and they don't die,
you can't progress.

Tree of the dead. Sometimes when the enemies pour in from a gate, one
gets left on the other side while the gate won't open. Use a sword
combo or throw a spear to kill.

Tree of the dead. If a person gets stuck behind the door you cannot kill
him and can't progress.

Boarding Party. If you knock a archer off of the platform he doesn't die
and you cannot progress.

Any level. Sometimes when doing a combo the enemy will glitch out and
transport out of range.

The Immortals. You can fall through the ground and into the ocean
underneath. This will not kill you and you will have to restart the

11. Disclaimer

The Weapons, Combos, and Battle Skills were all taken
directly from the game. The opening three tips in the Combos section,
and the rest of this Strategy Guide were done by me. No claim of
ownership of any fashion to the game itself is intended.