hide results

    FAQ/Walkthrough by WingedMasamune

    Version: Final | Updated: 01/13/11 | Printable Version | Search Guide | Bookmark Guide

                  ########>                                <########
             #####      #                                    #      #####
            #          #    ==============================    #          #
           #   *****  #      ============================      #  *****   #
          #   *   *  #        ==========================        #  *   *   #
         <   *    *  ##>      || ||   GOD OF WAR    ||||      <##  *    *   >
          # *     *   #       == ||  -------------  ||==       #   *     * #
          #  *    *  #        || || GHOST OF SPARTA ||||        #  *    *  #
         <   *   *  #         ==========================         #  *   *   >
          # *     * ##>      ============================      <## *     * #
          #  *   *   #      ==============================      #   *   *  #
         <   *   *  #     /\______________________________/\     #  *   *   >
          #  *   * #      \_  __________________________  _/      # *   *  #
          ^  *   * #        \/  Jake "WingedMasamune"   \/        # *   *  ^
          ##/\   /\#        ||      Version: Final      ||        #/\   /\##
          #   ***  #        ||  grekaosangel@yahoo.com  ||        #  ***   #
           #\     /# ^ ^   _/\__________________________/\_   ^ ^ #\     /#
           # # ^ #  #_#_# / ______________________________ \ #_#_#  # ^ # #
       ##  # ######_# # # \/     11/04/10 -- 01/12/11     \/ # # #_###### #  ##
      #  ##  <(  )>  # #                 ####                 # #  <(  )>  ##  #
      #       **** ## #                 #    #                 # ## ****       #
      #   ############                 #  ##  #                 ###########   #
       # #   # *  # #>                #  #  #  #                <# #  * #  # #
        #    #  *  #                 #  #    #  #                 #  *  #   #
              #  *  >               #  #      #  #               <  *  #
              #*  *#               #  #        #  #               #*  *#
              < * #               #  #          #  #               # * >
              #  *#              #  #            #  #              #*  #
             #*  * >            #  #              #  #            < *  *#
            #  * * #           #  #####        #####  #           # * *  #
             #  * * #         #      #          #      #         # * *  #
              ########       ########            ########       ########
    
                         ====================================
                          ==================================
                          || ||                        || ||
                          == ||  Introduction and Tips || ==
                          || ||                        || ||
                          ==================================
                         ====================================
    
    Hello and welcome to my guide for God of War:Ghost of Sparta. Here on GameFAQs
    I go by the username WingedMasamune. With the introductions over with, allow
    me to let you know what the guide is all about. For whom it mainly focuses on,
    to specifically what it's designed to do. Such as:
    
     -Walk you through the game from start to finish, making sure to inform you as
      to the enemy encounters and the locations of treasure chests and the like.
     -Go over the basic controls of the game and the entire movelist for all of
      your weapons and magic.
     -Go over the types of items in the game, what they do, and where to find them
      all.
     -Go over what you'll need to max out your weapons and magic.
     -Cover the Extras the game has to offer, from challenges, combat arenas, to
      unlockables and costumes.
     -Cover the bestiary of enemies you'll fight, their general A.I. and a good bit
      of information on to how survive and win against them.
     -Cover the Frequently Asked Questions about the difficult fights on the harder
      modes.
    
    Most importantly of all, this guide is for those who want to go through the
    game and get everything. For those gamers who simply wish to know the gist of
    what they'll be up against. It's not super detailed or bogged down with facts
    and information that's not needed in the main walkthrough. Plus the story of
    the game is mostly untouched and not spoiled unless unintentionally done so.
    
    I'm a firm believer that most gamers only need a general push in the right
    direction, and games are meant to be played and experienced for oneself. Part
    of the fun is figuring things out for yourself, what works and does not work.
    This game is a great stress reliever, or a stress inducer if you attempt to
    play the harder difficulties.
    
     == Tips ==
    
    Generally the only tip I have to offer would be to play on an easier or normal
    setting the first time through, then if you would like to try it at a harder
    mode go ahead. That way you'll be aware of the enemies and what they're like.
    If you need to know some more general attacks or tactics against them, check
    out the Bestiary section later on. Try to make up some new strategies and share
    them with me.
    
    Other than that, here's a general list of tips.
    
     -Keep more than one save, alternate between them, and save whenever possible.
     -Don't get discouraged, if something is too hard, take a break and try again.
     -Take the game's hints to heart, and try to play with all the moves.
     -When in doubt, [] [] /\ (Square, Square, Triangle). One of the easiest and
      shortest combos but really useful.
     -When you can't take the hits, try to block, deflect, or even reflect the
      enemy's attacks back at them. Holding L1 will block, tapping it before the
      attack hits will either deflect or reflect the attack.
     -Take advantage of the Eye of Atlantis and Horn of Boreas' moments of
      invulnerability. If you can afford to use your magic, do so.
     -When all else fails, dodge, dodge, dodge. Whittle your enemy's HP down.
     -Finally, just have fun, enjoy the greek mythos with Kratos.
    
    If you have any questions or comments, I'll try to get back with you quickly.
    I check my email daily.
    
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    | NOTE: All sections are searchable using Ctrl+F and the appropriate textlink.|
    |       Also, the links next to the Boss Sections will take you to the        |
    |       Bestiary for them.                                                    |
    |_____________________________________________________________________________|
     _________________________________________
     | Table of Contents                     |
     |                                       |
     | I. Walkthrough                        |
     |    [W-01] - Atlantis                  |
     |    [W-02] - Ruins of Atlantis         |
     |    [W-03] - Death Gate                |
     |     (03.2)-- Death Gate Cont.         |
     |    [W-04] - City of Atlantis          |
     |    [W-05] - Temple of Poseidon        |
     |    [W-06] - Methana Volcano           |
     |    [W-07] - The Caldera               |
     |     (07.2)-- The Caldera Cont.        |
     |    [W-08] - The Keeper                |
     |    [W-09] - Volcano Core              |
     |    [W-10] - Island of Crete           |
     |    [W-11] - Temple of Athena          |
     |     (11.2)-- Temple of Athena Cont.   |
     |    [W-12] - The Bathhouse             |
     |    [W-13] - Gates of Crete            |
     |     (13.2)-- Gates of Crete Cont.     |
     |    [W-14] - Heraklion                 |
     |    [W-15] - Heraklion Forum           |
     |    [W-16] - Streets of Heraklion      |
     |    [W-17] - Mounts of Aroania         |
     |     (17.2)-- Mounts of Aroania Cont.  |
     |    [W-18] - Chasm of Solace           |
     |    [W-19] - Aroania Pass              |
     |    [W-20] - Sparta                    |
     |    [W-21] - Jails of Sparta           |
     |    [W-22] - Mounts of Laconia         |
     |    [W-23] - Temple of Ares            |
     |    [W-24] - Path of Reckoning         |
     |    [W-25] - Ice Peaks                 |
     |    [W-26] - Shrine of Boreas          |
     |    [W-27] - Canyons of Sorrow         |
     |    [W-28] - River of Lament           |
     |    [W-29] - Port of Atlantis          |
     |    [W-30] - The Vortex                |
     |     (30.2)-- The Vortex Cont.         |
     |    [W-31] - Sunken Atlantis           |
     |    [W-32] - Flooded Hall              |
     |    [W-33] - Nexus of Atlantis         |
     |    [W-34] - The Domain of Death       |
     |    [W-35] - Hall of Damnation         |
     |    [W-36] - Temple of Thanatos        |
     |     (36.2)-- Temple of Thanatos Cont. |
     |    [W-37] - Death Trap                |
     |    [W-38] - Suicide Bluffs            |
     |    [W-39] - Path of Solitude          |
     |                                       |
     | II. Controls & Combat                 |
     |     [C-01] - Basic Controls           |
     |     [C-02] - Combat Movelist          |
     |                                       |
     | III. Items & Collectibles             |
     |      [I-01] - Type of Items           |
     |      [I-02] - Chest Locations         |
     |      [I-03] - Key Items               |
     |      [I-04] - Collectibles            |
     |                                       |
     | IV. Miscellaneous                     |
     |     [M-01] - Leveling Weapons & Magic |
     |     [M-02] - Challenge of the Gods    |
     |     [M-03] - Combat Arena             |
     |     [M-04] - Temple of Zeus           |
     |     [M-05] - Unlockables              |
     |                                       |
     | V. Bestiary                           |
     |    [B-01] - Enemies                   |
     |    [B-02] - Bosses                    |
     |                                       |
     | VI. Frequently Asked Questions [FAQ]  |
     |                                       |
     | VII. Credits [CRED]                   |
     |                                       |
     | VIII. Version History [VER]           |
     |                                       |
     | IX. Copyright [COPY]                  |
     |_______________________________________|
    
                             =========================
                              =======================
                              || ||             || ||
                              == || WALKTHROUGH || ==
                              || ||             || ||
                              =======================
                             =========================
    
    _____________________________________________________________________________
    | NOTE: If you haven't done so already, check out the introduction and tips |
    |       section above the Table of Contents.                                |
    |       If you are having trouble with enemies, check out their tactics in  |
    |       the Bestiary Section.                                               |
    |___________________________________________________________________________|
    
     == Atlantis [W-01] ==
    
    The game begins with Kratos aboard a ship in the seas surrounding Atlantis, as
    he approaches the city he is faced with Atlantian Sentries. After defeating two
    small waves of enemies, you must work your way to the bow of the ship. Kick the
    door to your right open, you can see it by a faint glow. Inside the cargo hold
    more enemies will break into the ship, defeat them and you can grab the GREEN
    CHEST on your right for more health. At the end of the room you can break down
    the broken door on your left for a RED CHEST. Kick open the only other door to
    reach the bow.
    
    Your goal here is to defeat the tentacles which have taken hold of the ship.
    Fend off those little crab-spiders and take out the main tentacle. After Kratos
    crashes into the rocks, you'll have to fight the first part of a Boss Fight.
    
     == Scylla [ BSCY ] ==
    
    The first stage of this fight has Scylla lashing out at you with its tentacles,
    which you can block. As well as crushing you beneath its claws, you can deflect
    this attack. When it's just waiting for you to attack it, do so. Eventually
    after staggering twice, it will run to the other side of the arena. In this
    second stage Scylla will dump some crab-spiders on you, while lashing out with
    its jaws. Try to kill off the smaller enemies and block Scylla's strikes. After
    being staggered twice again, it will return to the front of the arena. In the
    third stage of this fight, you'll have to face a much more ferocious Scylla.
    Block its attacks and stagger him to break free the crank wheel above you. Use
    it to hook into its jaw, then perform the QTE to force Scylla into retreat.
    
    With Scylla out of your hair for now, climb up above the crank wheel and head
    over to the left to find a semi-hidden RED CHEST. Then continue your climb up
    to reach a SPECIAL CHEST that contains a GORGON EYE and a rope to slide down.
    Once in the water below, be sure to swim dash the wooden barricade here to find
    another RED CHEST. Then get out of the water. Save at the Save Point.
    
     == Ruins of Atlantis [W-02] ==
    
    From the Save Point climb up to the upper ledge and work your way around to the
    other side. Atop the next platform you will have to face another small wave of
    sentries, then you can grab the GREEN CHEST. From there break down the wall in
    front of you. At the end of this path will be a grapple point, swing over to
    the next platform where a Minotaur and some sentries will be waiting for you.
    Defeat the enemies and head over to the lever to be ambushed by another one of
    Scylla's tentacles, free yourself and then use the lever to lower the gate of
    the next doorway. Climb up the ledges and all the way to the left to find a
    hidden area with two RED CHESTS, open them then climb back over and up to move
    through the now open doorway.
    
    Follow the path to the left, on the right side of the path will be some blocks,
    destroy them to find a SPECIAL CHEST. Continue onward to reach a few atlantian
    soldiers and fend off some more sentries before climbing up on the wall. Open
    the GREEN CHEST and keep on climbing the next wall. Work your way around the
    ledge and up onto the next level. Here you will have to take out some new
    enemies which throw boomerangs at you. You can kill the citizens for health.
    
    Lift the grated door here to find a stone block. Move it out of its room and to
    the wall on your right. Jump up to find a hidden RED CHEST. Now move the stone,
    while avoiding the enemies that attack you, to the center of that long path to
    a pressure switch to stop the waterfall on the left and reveal a grapple point.
    Before using it, grab the SPECIAL CHEST that contains a GORGON EYE in front of
    you aways back, then jump into the water beneath the grapple point. In an
    alcove open a RED CHEST then swing your way across the gap.
    
    Once again defeat the small horde of enemy sentries before opening the GREEN
    CHEST here and following the path before you. Climb onto the wall before you
    slide all the way down. From here head to your left to find two RED CHESTS. Go
    back and head through the doorway down here.
    
     == Death Gate [W-03] ==
    
    In this room you'll learn about the gates to the domain of death. Head around
    this semi-circular room, but first go over to the left to find a RED CHEST.
    Ignore the center platform you can't do anything about it now, and save at the
    Save Point. Continue into the next room and kick down the door at the end of
    the path to find an elevator. Pull the lever to ascend, fighting off a small
    wave of enemies. Follow the stream of water while fighting more of those
    annoying boomerang enemies before you slide your way down into the city.
    
     == City of Atlantis [W-04] ==
    
    Open the GREEN CHEST before you, then head up the stairs to the central arena.
    Here you will have to face a Cyclops. After its death you will have to face a
    mere three sentries before the gates will lower. Venture over where the Cyclops
    came from for a RED CHEST. Then climb the stairs in the center to go inside the
    building. The path to the right will lead you to a Poseidon statue, kick it
    aside and dive into the water.
    
    To your left will be an entrance to a room with two RED CHESTS, to your right
    will be your next destination. From this room grab the GREEN CHEST ahead and
    lift the door open. Once again outside, finish off the small wave of enemies
    and try to cross the bridge here. It will begin to collapse so quickly make it
    across alive. Save at the Save Point and open the GREEN CHEST before you go up
    to the Temple of Poseidon.
    
     == Temple of Poseidon [W-05] ==
    
    Inside the temple you will be inside one of Kratos' memories. Follow the young
    Kratos inside and get ready to fight the next Boss.
    
     == Callisto [ BCAL ] ==
    
    Callisto is fond of swiping you to the ground, grabbing you and throwing you
    against a wall, and charging at you and pinning you down. When pinned against
    the wall, break free from Callisto's jaws, pummel its head and when it's
    eventually knocked out, go up and finish it off with the QTE icon. Be sure to
    pick up Callisto's Armlet which should be laying right next to you. It allows
    for perfect success on all QTE events.
    
    In the next room you will be caged in, and you must grab the Eye of Atlantis.
    You now have your first Magic Spell, use it against the horde of sentries that
    will be spawned for you to slaughter.
    _________________________________________________________________________
    | NOTE: While using the Eye of Atlantis, you are invincible to attacks. |
    |_______________________________________________________________________|
    
    Once the gates have come down, run along the right path to find two SPECIAL
    CHESTS which contain a GORGON EYE and PHOENIX FEATHER. Then head down the left
    path. When you approach the balcony here, you will be dragged down by Scylla.
    You'll be dragged all the way to the volcano in the distance.
    
    From where Scylla left you, follow the path to find a SPECIAL CHEST that
    contains a PHOENIX FEATHER, a GREEN CHEST, a BLUE CHEST, and a Save Point. Save
    at the Save Point.
    
     == Methana Volcano [W-06] ==
    
    Climb up the wall of the volcano and begin your way into its depths. While
    climbing across the ceiling you'll need to break away the stalagtites and fend
    off some of the new fire crab-spiders before dropping down to a RED CHEST and
    some grapple points. Jump up the ledges here and follow the path to find the
    next room.
    
     == The Caldera [W-07] ==
    
    As you cross the lava rock steps here, they will break forcing you to jump onto
    the platform in the center. You must fight a group of firebirds before you can
    jump onto the ledges straight ahead. Along the path you'll find a ledge to jump
    onto, and a weird type of door that you can't open yet. Keep going to find a
    BLUE/GREEN CHEST and a Save Point. Save at the Save Point before going forth to
    meet the Keeper.
    
     == The Keeper [W-08] ==
    
    Drop down to the level below to find two doors, one large, one small. The small
    door cannot be opened without a Gear, so head over to the large one first. Just
    ignore the warning and open the door. Follow the path to find the titan Thera.
    
     == Thera [ BTHE ] ==
    
    Pretty simple, go up to the circular spot and begin a QTE to forcibly extract
    Thera's Bane. This will allow you to imbue the blades of athena with fire, cool
    huh? No pun intended. Thera will now attempt to crumble the path you're on. Run
    as the path begins to fall apart and when you return to the previous room, you
    will have to face an armored automaton. Only the fire from your blades can hurt
    it, defeat it to get the Gear needed to open the other door.
    
     == The Caldera Cont. [W-07.2] ==
    
    Once back at the Caldera, open the SPECIAL CHEST that contains a GORGON EYE and
    use your Fire Blades to break the gears holding the archimedean screw together.
    You may now backtrack to that new type of door you saw earlier, and break it
    down. Inside grab the GREEN CHEST and a RED CHEST before continuing along the
    path. When you slide down the next ramp you'll land onto a platform where you
    have to face two Minotaurs and some firebirds. Grab the BLUE/GREEN CHEST and
    then pull the lever here.
    
    Jump onto the lava rock and you will float along the lava flow. You will fight
    a small wave of fire crab-spiders before eventually needing to jump onto a wall
    as the lava rock begins to burn away. At the top open the SPECIAL CHEST that
    contains a MINOTAUR HORN and be sure to save at the Save Point. Sidle your way
    across the ledge to your right then break the gears on another one of the
    archimedean screws. Climb up the ledge here and keep moving.
    
    At the end of the path open both the GREEN CHEST and BLUE CHEST before breaking
    down another fire door. Open the SPECIAL CHEST and sidle your way through the
    crevice here and around into the Volcano Core.
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    | NOTE: If you find all the SPECIAL CHESTS some will only contain Orbs, but if|
    |       you miss some, the others will compensate.                            |
    |_____________________________________________________________________________|
    
    Before you can get completely around this wall, Scylla rears its ugly head once
    again. Time for round two!
    
     == Scylla Part Two [ BSCY ] ==
    
    As Scylla grabs you, you will be taken down into the water. As you are hanging
    on, repeatedly stab Scylla right in the face. After several attacks, you'll end
    up pulling its ugly mug right into another one of those screws. Finally ending
    its life.
    
     == Volcano Core [W-09] ==
    
    From Scylla's lifeless body, climb onto the wall here and slide down all the
    way on the left. Fight off a few crab-spiders and grab the RED CHEST and a
    SPECIAL CHEST that contains a GORGON EYE. You should now have upgraded health.
    Now climb all the way up, and at the top you'll find a few grapple points that
    will swing you to another ledge. As you jump and climb across the ledge after
    this one, the rock will fall and drop you onto a ramp. Jump off the ramp and
    really get climbing up this wall, be too slow and you'll sink into the lava. 
    
    Make your way over a few jumping stones to reach another grapple point to send
    you flying off onto another wall to climb up. As you make your way around this
    wall you will have to jump up and back and forth to avoid falling rocks. Climb
    up safely to escape the volcano's eruption. Unfortunately Atlantis isn't so
    lucky.
    
     == Island of Crete [W-10] ==
    
    Open both the GREEN CHEST and BLUE CHEST before going forth and saving at the
    Save Point. Climb up the ladder here and kill the citizens. Before crossing the
    beam here go to the left and climb down a hidden ladder to reach a SPECIAL
    CHEST that contains a PHOENIX FEATHER. Now go across the beam. Jump up to the
    ledge here and move over, drop down to the ledge below and move over, then drop
    down to the citizens. Kill them all. Open the RED CHEST here before sidling
    over on the ledge here and jumping up to the one above.
    
    Climb over and around the corner here, then drop down to the ledge below. Move
    over and climb up to the area here. You now have to fight some new enemies, the
    undead soldiers. Finish them off and any citizen survivors and open the
    BLUE/GREEN CHEST before climbing the ladder to the right of the chest. You will
    have to leap between the two ladders here before reaching a platform with a 
    rope and SPECIAL CHEST that contains a GORGON EYE.
    
    Once you have made it across the rope, run over the bridge here to fight a few
    more soldiers. Grab the GREEN CHEST from the right side and a BLUE CHEST from
    along the way. Jump across the rooftops and drop down into the hole there. Grab
    both RED CHESTS before pushing the stone block out into the next area. From
    here, use the block as a barricade to prevent the small amount of archers on
    the other side from hitting you. Jump up to the upper level and open the
    BLUE/GREEN CHEST before climbing up another ledge to the left.
    
    Grab both of the SPECIAL CHESTS which contain a PHOENIX FEATHER and a MINOTAUR
    HORN in this circular arena and then slide down the rope to reach a Save Point.
    Save at the Save Point before entering the Temple of Athena.
    
     == Temple of Athena [W-11] ==
    
    First and foremost pick up Athena's Owl, as it helps to find treasures. Ignore
    the glowing spot on the floor near the big door as you can't go through here
    just yet. Instead climb your way up the rope next to it. Pull the lever on the
    platform to lift yourself up to the next level and climb up the wall. Be sure
    to destroy the wooden planks in your way.
    
    As you enter the next area you will hear some dogs growling and barking, before
    heading off in their direction open both the GREEN CHEST and BLUE CHEST. Run
    over along the path and drop down into the dog pit. Pick them up and kick them
    into the gear here to eventually break it completely. Finish off the remaining
    dogs and then use the lever on the platform beyond to descend. As you approach
    the next lever, go to your left to reach a ledge with two SPECIAL CHESTS that
    contain a PHOENIX FEATHER, you should now have upgraded magic. Now use the
    lever.
    
    Grab hold of the grapple point that gets drawn to you, then hold onto it to get
    to the next area. Drop down and open the RED CHEST, then repeat a similar act
    with the next lever. When you make it into the next area you will see a man
    trapped within some debris. Open the SPECIAL CHEST that contains a GORGON EYE
    first then use the lever near it to move the giant stone block above him. Climb
    up and let the block drop with the pull of a lever.
    
    Return the block to its original position, then place the man's body on the
    pressure switch nearby. This will open the gates on the upper level. Go back
    and drop the block again, this time making sure to get on top of it before it
    ascends again. Open both of the RED CHESTS here before making your way to yet
    another rope. You can also destroy the stone citizens for orbs.
    
    After leaping across both ropes and into the next building you'll have to fight
    three Gorgons. At the end of the next hallway is another RED CHEST and to the
    left is the bathhouse, your next destination.
    
     == The Bathhouse [W-12] ==
    
    Open the SPECIAL CHEST that contains a MINOTAUR HORN just beyond the Save Point
    then save at the Save Point. Dive into the water and on the opposite side of
    the chest, break the rocks to gain entry to the next area. At the far end of
    the pool will be a RED CHEST. Get out of the pool, and along the next walkway
    will be a BLUE CHEST and a GREEN CHEST. Lift the gate at the end of the path.
    Ignore the left path for now and head to the path in front of you where someone
    is calling out.
    
     == Gates of Crete [W-13] ==
    
    To your right will be a large arena with another one of those doors, you still
    can't open it, but you will get to fight some new enemies in exchange. These
    armored soldiers can only be broken with fire, without their shields they go
    down easily enough. After the wave of enemies has been defeated, continue to
    your left. Follow the short path and slide down another rope to reach another
    area. Open the RED CHEST and the BLUE/GREEN CHEST before taking on the eagles
    up ahead. Then just climb up the ledges beyond.
    
     == Heraklion [W-14] ==
    
    Steadily make your trek across the series of beams here to reach a Save Point.
    To the left you will find a ladder to a SPECIAL CHEST that contains a PHOENIX
    FEATHER, return and save at the Save Point before continuing into the building.
    Once inside, head up the stairs and break down the wooden gate before you. When
    you jump down into the cracked arena below, you will have to fight an armored
    Cyclops. You ought to know how to handle it...Fire Blades!
    
    After defeating the Cyclops break down the fire door before you and open the
    GREEN CHEST that lay beyond. Climb your way up the spiral staircase here, and
    break into the next area. But before you jump over to take on those archers, go
    next to the doorway you just went through to break another wall to reach two
    RED CHESTS. Drop down and kill the small wave of archers before grabbing two
    more SPECIAL CHESTS that contain a GORGON EYE and MINOTAUR HORN.
    
    Jump back to the rope and climb across. Open both the GREEN CHEST and BLUE
    CHEST before continuing to the collapsed bridge. Use the grapple point to swing
    into the room below and you'll have to fight a Minotaur and two soldiers. If
    you fail to kill them in time, the ceiling will collapse upon you. Open the
    gate at the end of the room when you are finished. Nab both the GREEN CHEST and
    BLUE CHEST here and save at the Save Point.
    
     == Heraklion Forum [W-15] ==
    
    Follow the path along to the right to find a room where you'll have to fight
    three gorgons and some firebirds. After the battle break down the fire door to
    your right. Climb up the ladder and grab the RED CHEST to your right. Move on
    to the next area. In order to grab a RED CHEST and a SPECIAL CHEST that holds a
    MINOTAUR HORN which should upgrade your fire, you will have to purposefully
    fall off one of the beams here. Then backtrack to this room. After crossing the
    beams kick open the door in front of you and keep moving along the path.
    
    In the next room you'll need to move the tall stone block to the far end to use
    it as a platform to reach the top ledge. Open the gate to your right then jump
    back down and move the stone block to that ledge. Do so by moving it through
    the corridor to the right of this room. Once on the upper ledge again, push the
    stone to the left and climb up to reach a RED CHEST and a SPECIAL CHEST that
    contains a PHOENIX FEATHER. Then push the stone block down to the cracked floor
    and jump down after it.
    
    In the next area you'll find the Key of Crete which will allow you to open the
    giant doors all over the place. Test it out on this new door.
    
     == Streets of Heraklion [W-16] ==
    
    Run along the street here and drop down to fight a small band of skeletal
    soldiers. After their demise climb up to the ledge on the right and jump down
    to the next area. Open the GREEN CHEST here and save at the Save Point. Now go
    into the next area, when you reach the lava flow grab onto the ledge to your
    left and jump over to the other side. Open the RED CHEST before moving forward.
    
    Climb up the ladder at the end of this path and open a SPECIAL CHEST that holds
    a GORGON EYE, then keep moving to the right. In the next area you'll have to
    face a wave of those nasty wraiths.
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    | NOTE: If you are having trouble with the Keres Wraith, check out either the |
    |       Bestiary or Frequently Asked Questions sections.                      |
    |_____________________________________________________________________________|
    
    With the enemies dispatched head off in the direction they came from, you'll
    find a RED CHEST and a BLUE/GREEN CHEST. As you step foot on the next path the
    whole floor will begin to crumble beneath you. You need to be quick to escape
    the death that awaits you if you fall. Just break down the doors in front of
    you and make sure to land the jumps at the end of the slides and grapple points
    along the way.
    
    If you made it to safety, follow along the path to reach a spot where Kratos
    will have another flashback. Then open the RED CHEST and SPECIAL CHEST that
    contains a GORGON EYE and another upgrade for your health before moving onward.
    Use the lever on the elevator to ascend back to the Save Point before the
    Temple of Athena. Return to that door you couldn't open before, you now have
    the key.
    
     == Temple of Athena Cont. [W-11.2] ==
    
    Once through the giant door you will come to an arena where you will have to
    fight yet another new enemy, the lightning globe thing...yes I know I have some
    creative names for these baddies. Defeat it and continue into the building.
    Inside grab the BLUE CHEST and GREEN CHEST before heading left to another area
    with two SPECIAL CHESTS that contain a PHOENIX FEATHER and a MINOTAUR HORN. Use
    the key to open the gate here.
    
     == Gates of Crete Cont. [W-13.2] ==
    
    You are now in that left area I told you not to worry about awhile back. After
    you defeat the small wave of firebirds and armored soldiers, retrace your steps
    a little bit. Go past that fellow that called out before and open the giant
    door in this area. Run across the wooden bridge here to reach the Mounts of
    Aroania.
    
     == Mounts of Aroania [W-17] ==
    
    Open both the GREEN CHEST and BLUE CHEST and save at the Save Point before you
    continue. When you reach the end of the bridge you'll fight some new acid
    crab-spiders before climbing up a wall to your left. Fight your way through
    more of those acid crab-spiders before grabbing a BLUE/GREEN CHEST at the end
    of the wall. Now climb up on the ledge here to push over the statue here to
    clear a way to sidle across the corner.
    
    After a bit of ledge jumping and sidling, you'll be able to jump over to the
    platform ahead of you. Doing so will trigger a fight with several of those acid
    crab-spiders and two Cyclops(s). Before you climb the wall here, break down the
    ice barrier to your left with your Fire Blades to get two SPECIAL CHESTS that
    contain a GORGON EYE and PHOENIX FEATHER. Now climb up the wall. Open the GREEN
    CHEST before breaking down another frozen wall to reach that spartan warrior
    you saw earlier.
    
    To the right and toward the screen you'll find a ladder and a RED CHEST, climb
    up the ladder to lower an elevator down to the ground. Then drop down and push
    that bundle of stone blocks onto it. Turn the crank wheel again to lift the
    blocks to you, and push them to the edge of the platform. Toss the pile into
    the scaffolding here to release six ice harpies, defeat them then lower the
    other elevator off in the distance. Get on before it ascends.
    
    At the top break down another ice wall to get a SPECIAL CHEST that contains a
    MINOTAUR HORN before jumping onto the suspended stone block. Climb around to
    the side and jump off onto the ledges in the distance. Climb over and up onto
    this first ledge and sidle you way through the small crevice here to find three
    RED CHESTS. Go back and climb the rest of the way up the ledges. Save at the
    Save Point before opening the BLUE CHEST and GREEN CHEST.
    
     == Chasm of Solace [W-18] ==
    
    From the chests climb onto the rope here and begin making your way across the
    chasm. Don't worry about that giant bird flying near you, you're not fighting
    it...not yet at least. On the other side you'll have to fight more ice harpies
    and some archers. Grab the RED CHEST near one of the archer platforms before
    heading into the mountain.
    
    Use the grapple point here to swing over to the next ledge, but before going
    any further jump backward to find a SPECIAL CHEST that contains a PHOENIX
    FEATHER, and another upgrade for your Magic. Now move forward and grab the
    GREEN CHEST just inside this next cavern. Before you get very far you'll be
    attacked by this yeti-like beast, as you use the Fire Blades to break its armor
    smaller versions will spawn. Defeat them all to keep moving. Break down yet
    another frozen wall to find a broken bridge with three archers on the other
    side.
    
    Use the block here as cover to get close enough to the archers to kill them. Be
    careful they use locked arrows to hit you. Then move the block over to the
    wooden platform before you, it's got two torches near it. Grab both the GREEN
    CHEST and BLUE CHEST before climbing your way up. Slide along the rope to get
    to wall that you need to climb. Break the frozen door to your right before
    continuing to climb up and to the left for another frozen door. Go in through
    here.
    
    Smack the frozen automaton with the Fire Blades to free it, kill it to get a
    new Gear. Return to that first door you broke open and use the Gear to lift the
    big gate in the middle. Climb back out and head toward it. Drop down and go
    inside this nice little cozy room. To the right is a SPECIAL CHEST that holds a
    GORGON EYE, then open both the GREEN CHEST and BLUE CHEST and save at the Save
    Point. Dive into the water next to you.
    
     == Aroania Pass [W-19] ==
    
    Before swimming through this underwater waterway, swim toward the screen a ways
    to find a RED CHEST. Right around a bend you'll have to swim dash through a
    strong current to reach a grapple point. Pull yourself to it and dash into the
    large spinning door in front of you. Break through one of its weak areas and
    find a small hidden area to the right for another RED CHEST. Now you may return
    to the surface through the opening above.
    
    At the end of this next path jump down to fight a swarm of those ice dog things
    and some ice harpies. Open the BLUE/GREEN CHEST before moving on. As you cross
    the next bridge open both the GREEN CHEST and BLUE CHEST and go to the right.
    At the end of another wooden bridge will be a RED CHEST. Return to the two
    chests and take the left path. As you approach the mid-section of this stone
    pass, you'll have to face our next Boss.
    
     == Erinys [ BERI ]==
    
    In the first stage of the fight, Erinys will claw at you, knock you down, and
    throw two types of void magic at you. You can block, deflect, and even reflect
    most of these attacks. She can summon three eagles to attack you, but they're
    not too difficult to kill with a grab or two. After ripping off one of her
    wings, Erinys starts to fight harder. At this point I'm particularly fond of
    using the Eye of Atlantis to bring her to the next QTE to rip off her other
    wing. When you've clipped her wings, she'll grow them anew and transform.
    
    In the second stage of the fight, as a giant eagle Erinys will come swooping in
    at you. Grab hold of her with your blades and force her into the stone floor.
    Get a few hits in on her and she'll destroy the ground you're standing on. As
    you slide down the falling debris, grapple onto Erinys and get ready to move
    fast. She'll throw you onto a small platform which will collapse if you don't
    get off of it quickly enough. Slide down the final slope and latch onto Erinys
    to take off into the sky.
    
    In the third stage of the fight, you'll be free falling after Erinys. You'll
    want to dive to pick up speed and catch her, but be sure to avoid the strong
    gusts of wind her wings will throw at you to slow you down. When you're in
    range to grab hold of her, ignite your Fire Blades and stab away. After she's
    had enough both of you will fall to the ground.
    
    In the final stage of the fight, all you need to do is avoid her void orbs and
    get close to her to initiate the final QTE. For defeating Erinys, you'll gain
    the magic spell Scourge of Erinys.
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    | NOTE: Although you are not immune to attacks when using the Scourge Magic,  |
    |       it has the benefit of grouping enemies together for your brutalizing. |
    |_____________________________________________________________________________|
    
    The large open area ahead of Erinys' corpse will spawn a wave of enemies like
    archers, soldiers and the like. Take them out with your new void powers, then
    keep along the path. Open two SPECIAL CHESTS that contain a MINOTAUR HORN, and
    a GORGON EYE and save at the Save Point. Follow this path to reach Sparta.
    
     == Sparta [W-20] ==
    
    Once inside the gates of Sparta, Kratos will only walk, strut is more like it.
    From the giant statues head left to find a RED CHEST and keep walking into the
    city.
    
     == The Brothel ==
    
    Here is the infamous sex scene the God of War series is known for. I suggest
    you give it shot. It's not everyday that Kratos can have an "eight-some"?. By
    completing the minigame three times you'll get Aphrodite's Ambrosia, which will
    grant Kratos the new move, Might of Sparta.
    
    Once you have your head back in the game, continue through Sparta, and grab the
    RED CHEST along your way. As you walk through your homeland, you will see two
    young kids running along. Follow after them to see another one of Kratos'
    memories. In his memory you must fight Deimos, defeat him and the flashback
    will end. Walk forward through the now being lifted gate to find a Save Point,
    and the entrance to the Jails of Sparta.
    
     == Jails of Sparta [W-21] ==
    
    From the Save Point drop down into the jails by using the ladder here. Open
    both the GREEN CHEST and BLUE CHEST before going forward and opening the gate
    with the lever. As you enter this arena, the gate opposite you will rise and
    you will have to fight a few Satyrs, defeat them and the gate to your right
    will open. Before heading in that direction, break down the first gate on your
    left for a RED CHEST.
    
    At the next gate using the lever will free the Dissenter, and you will have to
    lift the gate yourself. In this area, break down the gate to your left for a
    SPECIAL CHEST that contains a MINOTAUR HORN, you can also break down the wall
    behind where the Dissenter was being kept, to find another SPECIAL CHEST. Now
    follow after the Dissenter. Open the GREEN CHEST at the end of this right path
    before taking the right path for another ladder. At the top go to the right for
    two RED CHESTS before opening the next gate with the lever.
    
    You will have to fight some acid crab-spiders and a Minotaur to raise the gate
    on the other side. This is a good time to see how brutal that Might of Sparta
    move is. Open both the GREEN CHEST and BLUE CHEST next to you and move on to
    the next arena. The Dissenter will lower a gate to block himself off from your
    grasp, but also unleash our next Boss.
    
     == Piraeus Lion [ BPIR ] ==
    
    The Piraeus Lion can be tricky, but it's nothing more than an overgrown cat.
    It has three main attacks, a swiping claw attack that you can deflect for some
    punishing payback, a biting attack that will pin you down, and a roar that will
    stagger you. Other than that, it's just a matter of putting this kitty out of
    Kratos's way.
    
     == The Dissenter [ BDIS ] ==
    
    Since he has a title and we see it and we fight him. I'm counting him as a
    Boss, get over it. Just walk up to him, terrorize him, and keep kicking and
    throwing him through your sealed paths. Pick up his corpse and throw him onto
    the pressure switch in the next room to lower another ladder. Open the two RED
    CHESTS here before climbing up.
    
     == Mounts of Laconia [W-22] ==
    
    To your right will be a GREEN CHEST and BLUE CHEST, and in a ditch to your left
    will be a SPECIAL CHEST that contains a GORGON EYE. After opening all of these,
    follow the path. Kill the small pack of dogs that will attack you, and climb up
    the ledges at the end. Be sure to save at the Save Point. Use the grapple point
    here to reach a small landing, open the RED CHEST here before using the next
    grapple point.
    
    Climb up the wall you land on, and head across this rope here, defeat the two
    enemies on it and leap over to the next rope. At the end drop down and open the
    RED CHEST before sidling over the ledges to the right. You'll need to go back
    and forth between sidling and dropping down to climb around the ledges. At the
    end you need to drop off the ledge and hit a grapple point.
    
    When you reach the next enemy area, you'll need to fight off some gorgons and
    satyrs. Once defeated, open the BLUE/GREEN CHEST before moving on. Use the
    grapple point at the end of the path to climb onto another wall. Slide down and
    grab the RED CHEST before climbing up and taking on some soldier enemies. At
    the top of the wall head right for a SPECIAL CHEST that contains a PHOENIX
    FEATHER and then go all the way to the left.
    
    Obviously, before you can cross the rope here, you must take out the archers
    off in the distance. Do so by breaking down the fire door here. Kill the three
    archers and the one armored solider before grabbing two RED CHESTS. Slide down
    the rope to reach the rope you skipped just a second ago. Climb your way over.
    Open the BLUE/GREEN CHEST before climbing up the wall to reach a Save Point.
    Be sure to save before you head toward the Temple of Ares.
    
     == Temple of Ares [W-23] ==
    
    Once inside the Temple of Ares, head up either side of the stairs. Open up both
    of the SPECIAL CHESTS which contain a PHOENIX FEATHER, and the last GORGON EYE
    for the final upgrade to your Health on either side of the throne, and keep
    heading back into the temple. Fend off your younger reflection and throw him
    into the mirror. After you crush your...well, you into the mirror you can grab
    the revealed Skull of Keres. With it you can now return to Atlantis to enter
    the domain of death.
    
    Leave the temple and head out and around to go beyond the temple. Open the RED
    CHEST that lies upon the way. Around the next bend you'll run back into one of
    your soldiers who will give you a new weapon, the Arms of Sparta. A powerful
    shield and spear. As you enter this big area with your new weapon, you'll have
    to fight a group of archers and soldiers. Kill them with your new arsenal and
    keep moving. When you reach the Save Point open both the GREEN CHEST and BLUE
    CHEST before saving.
    
     == Path of Reckoning [W-24] ==
    
    From the Save Point you will have to use your shield to get close to those
    archers on the other side. Then open the SPECIAL CHEST that contains a MINOTAUR
    HORN for another upgrade to your Fire, before heading along the path. Use the
    lever to activate the elevator.
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    | NOTE: You can stand at the far end of the bridge and use the Arms of Sparta |
    |       Spear Throw to kill the enemies without them even attacking you.      |
    |_____________________________________________________________________________|
    
     == Mounts of Aroania Cont. [W-17.2] ==
    
    Make your way back to the bridge you crossed awhile back, and fend off some ice
    harpies and archers with your spear. On the other side of the bridge, use your
    spear to collapse the bridge above and use it to climb up to the next ledge.
    Open the GREEN CHEST and two SPECIAL CHESTS which contain a MINOTAUR HORN, and
    a PHOENIX FEATHER here before using the lever with the elevator ahead.
    
    As you head across another bridge you'll be attacked by one of those yeti-beast
    things. A few well placed kicks to the face will bring it down fast. Be sure to
    save at the Save Point ahead, before taking on the Ice Peaks.
    
     == Ice Peaks [W-25] ==
    
    Sidle your way across the ledge here to get across this chasm, then open the
    RED CHEST and BLUE/GREEN CHEST before crossing the next bridge. Take care of 
    the archers on the other side of the bridge, and jump over. When the bridge
    ends use the grapple point here to swing over. As you come around the corner
    you will reach the Shrine of Boreas.
    
     == Shrine of Boreas [W-26] ==
    
    You must use your shield to block the biting forceful wind of the shrine. When
    you break into the shrine you need to pick up the Horn of Boreas, your final
    magic spell. It's a lot like the gorgon's gaze only it freezes instead of 
    turning enemies to stone.
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    | NOTE: Much like the Eye of Atlantis, when using the Horn of Boreas, you are |
    |       invincible. Hold down the button to continually use the spell and it  |
    |       will slowly drain away your magic, but provides a nice buffer.        |
    |_____________________________________________________________________________|
    
    After taking out the wave of soldiers that attack you head into the shrine.
    Open the SPECIAL CHEST for a MINOTAUR HORN and open the RED CHEST as you enter
    the shrine. Then follow the path to a Save Point. Save before entering the
    Canyons of Sorrow.
    
     == Canyons of Sorrow [W-27] ==
    
    Follow the path to reach an area where you will have to fight several wraiths,
    kick them to death for an easy victory, then grab the GREEN CHEST and BLUE
    CHEST before sliding down the lava rocks at the end of the path. As you slide
    be sure to hit that grapple point and slide down another path to reach an area
    where you must fight some archers and satyrs. Open the BLUE/GREEN CHEST before
    jumping onto the ledge and onto the next path.
    
    Open the GREEN CHEST next to the golden corpse, then break away the debris to
    the right of it to reach a ledge. Climb up to the ledge and sidle to the right
    to find a SPECIAL CHEST that contains a MINOTAUR HORN. Move back and climb up
    the next ledge. At the torch in the corner here, you can climb up the ledges
    to find two RED CHESTS. To follow after the guy that ran away earlier, you can
    see where he went via the gold trail. But to reach it, you need to jump from
    the ledge on the right.
    
    At the end of this short path jump over the lava flow and run under the bridge.
    Kill off the harpies that attack you and go over in the distance and open the
    BLUE/GREEN CHEST. Head back to the bridge and use the ladder on the left. At
    the top is a RED CHEST on the left, and a fire door to the right across the
    bridge. Break it down and go in. Turn the lever to open the gate on the other
    side of the canyon. Sidle the ledge of the broken bridge to leap over to the
    other side. Take care of any acid crab-spiders over here.
    
    Before going through the now open gate, jump over to the right to reach a
    SPECIAL CHEST that contains a PHOENIX FEATHER. Jump back and head through the
    open gate.
    
     == River of Lament [W-28] ==
    
    At the end of the path, you must use your spears to break the stone columns,
    and then pull down the ceiling. Now climb up on the wall and make your way
    across. At the bottom of the golden lava, pick up the King's Ring which will
    grant you 10x the normal Red Orbs. Toward the screen will be another RED CHEST
    to open. Now you have to keep following the golden trail. But before you climb
    up the ledge in front of you head to the right to find two RED CHESTS. Atop the
    ledge will be a SPECIAL CHEST and a Save Point. Save before moving on.
    
    Slide down the rope at the end of the path here, making sure to jump to the
    left at the first ledge to reach a SPECIAL CHEST which contains the final
    PHOENIX FEATHER and you should get the final upgrade for your Magic. At the
    bottom be sure to take care of the archers with your spear. Open the GREEN
    CHEST and then use the crank wheel to lift the large wooden gate before you.
    Destroy the small wave of armored soldiers in this next area and open the BLUE
    CHEST. Jump over the lava flow to reach another RED CHEST. Also, keep an eye
    out for the ledge near that chest for another hidden RED CHEST.
    
    Follow the path to find a golden chest and a golden Cyclops, too bad we can't
    get the chest, but at least we don't fight a Cyclops. Drop down at the end of
    the path to fight some more soldiers then open the GREEN CHEST and BLUE CHEST.
    Jump across the platforms straight ahead from the chests for a SPECIAL CHEST
    that contains a MINOTAUR HORN. Jump back over and run up the path on the right
    to reach a rope to slide down. Open the RED CHEST slightly hidden to your
    right.
    
    Climb up the rope to your left. If you climb all the way up, you can jump off
    to find a hidden SPECIAL CHEST. Then climb down the rope and jump off on the
    ledge below. When you reach the large pool of lava you must jump onto the rocks
    and jump quickly across else they will burn away. Cornered at the back of this
    cavern is our next Boss.
    
     == King Midas [ BMID ] ==
    
    This fight is so easy its almost sad, for King Midas that is! All you need do
    is QTE him to unconsciousness, pick him up and carry him out to the lava flow
    outside. You will have to fend off some dogs, and keep an eye to make sure when
    you do that Midas doesn't crawl too far off. Throw him into the lava to finish
    him off and turn the entire thing into gold.
    
    Jump off the ledge here and before you climb the golden wall, head over to the
    end of the golden flow and jump over to a RED CHEST. Once you climb up the wall
    grab the BLUE/GREEN CHEST and the RED CHEST before saving at the Save Point.
    As you approach the exit of the cavern open the RED CHEST before you and leave.
    Kill the small swarm of soldiers you encounter outside the cave, open the GREEN
    CHEST here and break down the gate. Inside you will find another SPECIAL CHEST.
    
    Follow the path around the corner to find a ladder. Climb up and head into the
    next arena. Kill the soldiers on the ground and the archers on the ledge. Open
    the BLUE/GREEN CHEST, and the RED CHEST near the archers. Then continue along
    your way. Open the RED CHEST before you break down the gate near it. Take care
    of the archers when you come around the corner, then walk across the beams.
    
    When you cross safely, you can throw your spear to break that wooden debris to
    the right, it will lead to a SPECIAL CHEST. Lift the gate at the end of the
    path to reach the Port of Atlantis. Save at the Save Point. Head toward the
    screen to drop down and find two RED CHESTS. Now continue forward.
    
     == Port of Atlantis [W-29] ==
    
    At the port, use the Fire Blades to break the chain near the elevator, then
    defeat the swarm of lavabirds and three Cyclops. Open the BLUE/GREEN CHEST
    before breaking the final chain with the Fire Blades to drop the elevator down
    to the lower level. Run all the way until you reach a SPECIAL CHEST that
    contains the final MINOTAUR HORN for the final upgrade to your Fire. Then take
    out the harpies to your left. Open both the GREEN CHEST and BLUE CHEST before
    using the crank wheel to lower the bridge.
    
     == The Vortex [W-30] ==
    
    This is one hell of a battle. All I can really say is stay alive throughout the
    whole battle. You'll fight wave after wave of enemies, and even have to deal
    with lighting striking the boat all over the place. There's only one BLUE CHEST
    and that's got to last. Best of luck.
    
     == Sunken Atlantis [W-31] ==
    
    Open both the GREEN CHEST and BLUE CHEST before you save at the Save Point.
    Now start exploring the sunken city. Dive into the water and swim dash through
    the crumbling tunnel. When you reach the water current, swim up and to the left
    to break down a gate which leads to two RED CHESTS. Swim back and head right to
    reach a RED CHEST and an area to surface. Kill any fleeing citizens.
    
    At the end of this tunnel use the grapple point to swing onto the wall, then
    climb up. Before you head down this path, jump back and over to a hidden area
    to find two RED CHESTS and a SPECIAL CHEST. In the next arena you have to fight
    another one of those lightning globe things and an boomerang dude or two. Just
    keep moving along after that. Kill off the sentries that attack you in the next
    tunnel and climb up the wall to reach the next ledge.
    
    Open the BLUE/GREEN CHEST next to the Save Point, and break the wall to your
    left. Open the two SPECIAL CHESTS and ignore the other breakable wall, behind
    it is an enemy. Save at the Save Point then continue to your right.
    
     == Flooded Hall [W-32] ==
    
    Dive into the water at the end of the path and break down the gate in front of
    the RED CHEST down here. Then swim upward to find two levers and a gate. Skip
    them for now and swim up to surface in a circular area. To your right will be
    a wall that you can break down to find a SPECIAL CHEST. Now dive back into the
    water and head to those levers. You must pull both of them and swim through the
    open gate. But you have a time limit so do it fast, swim dash to make it. You
    will also need to hit a grapple point to pull yourself through the water
    current. In the next tunnel, break the gate down, then surface at the end.
    
    At the end of the next path you will need to use a grapple point to swing onto
    an elevator. Pull the lever and fend off those boomerang and sentry enemies.
    When you reach the top, a bridge will extend, go across and open the GREEN 
    CHEST and BLUE CHEST. Then run up the stairs ahead of you to reach a grand open
    area. Ignore the large center stairway and head down the right path for now.
    When you reach the very end, the door will close behind you, save at the Save
    Point here.
    
     == Nexus of Atlantis [W-33] ==
    
    Eliminate the sentries that attack you, and crush the bottoms of the columns to
    your left. Tear them down to reveal a wall that you can climb. At the end of 
    the wall use the grapple point to your left to swing over and reach a RED
    CHEST. Drop down to the next level. In the circular arena here take out the
    sentries and three gorgons that attack you. Climb the next wall and take the
    next grapple point to reach a GREEN CHEST, a BLUE CHEST, and a Save Point.
    
    Save at the Save Point before lifting the door. Kill any fleeing citizens in
    the next long tunnel before you run into another circular arena. You have to
    fight considerably more boomerang enemies and another automaton. Take its Gear
    and continue on. In the next area, when you're near a bridge, head toward the
    screen to find a SPECIAL CHEST, and across from that a RED CHEST and a
    BLUE/GREEN CHEST. Make your way across the bridge and use the Gear.
    
    Start backtracking. When you reach a room like where you fought the automaton
    be prepared for waves of Minotaurs and Gorgons. Keep moving and lift the door
    when you reach it. Save at the Save Point here before grappling over to a wall
    and climbing up to the next platform. Open a RED CHEST here before you go off
    inside the hallway. At the end open both a GREEN CHEST and BLUE CHEST before
    going to the right and climbing along the wall there.
    
    As you approach that guy from the volcano way back in the beginning, he'll shut
    the gate on you. Climb over to the left, killing the acid crab-spiders that
    attack you, and drop down to a safe platform. Use your spear to kill him,
    freeing the gate. Make your way back there using the wall, drop down and kill
    the automaton with its own Gear, take it and keep moving. Once across the
    dangers of the electric water, open both the GREEN CHEST and BLUE CHEST near
    you before moving on.
    
    Lift the door at the end and then cross the bridge in this area. Take care of
    the sentries and archers here, then use the Gear here like last time. Cross the
    newly extended bridge to your left and dive into the pool at the end. At the
    bottom open both RED CHESTS before swimming the long channel before you.
    
    When you reach a corridor with crushing walls, wait for them to slam together
    then swim dash like mad to safety. Use the grapple point to pull yourself out
    of the danger then swim into the next current. Make sure to grab this next
    grapple point and pull yourself out of another one of those crushing walls.
    Keep following the channel to reach a RED CHEST and another wall to break down.
    Surface in the next area, take care of the sentries, and open the GREEN CHEST,
    the BLUE CHEST, and a SPECIAL CHEST.
    
    Head to the left and kill the boomerang enemies at the top of the stairs and
    keep going. Jump down from the end of the path to find yourself back at the
    large staircase I mentioned to ignore earlier. You'll have to fight some 
    harpies and three of those lightning globe things before you can head up the
    stairs. Use your Eye of Atlantis power to raise the bridge. Cross the bridge
    and save at the Save Point.
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    | NOTE: The fight with the Geryons here can be quite tough, if you are having |
    |       trouble check out the Frequently Asked Questions for tips on how to   |
    |       get past this fight.                                                  |
    |_____________________________________________________________________________|
    
     == The Vortex Cont. [W-30.2] ==
    
    From the Save Point, climb up the wall.
    
     == Death Gate Cont. [W-03.2] ==
    
    Go up to that center platform and use the Skull of Keres to extend a root
    bridge to the portal to the domain of death.
    
     == The Domain of Death [W-34] ==
    
    Pick up the Bonds of Ares from the ground here, which gives you infinite magic.
    Save at the Save Point, before continuing. Open the GREEN CHEST and BLUE CHEST
    at the end of the path, and use your spear to break the cages to reveal a
    grapple point. Swing from that onto the platform below. Eliminate the waves of
    Satyrs and Minotaurs before climbing down the wall to your right.
    
    On this path you will need to use the Fire Blades to destroy the roots in your
    way, and then jump across the crevice to reach the next platform. Climb up the
    ledges here and make your way over to the next ledge. Kill the eagles on this
    path and open the RED CHEST and BLUE/GREEN CHEST before jumping up on the ledge
    in the middle. Make your way through this root filled path, eliminating the
    small wave of eagles in your way. When you reach a doorway, use the Fire Blades
    to destroy the large root, and then go in and destroy the next large root. Use
    the grapple point that is revealed.
    
    At the next ledge climb up the wall here and go around to another wall, climb
    up that one to reach a new platform. Fend off a wave or two of eagles and some
    wraiths. Then go to the right and move the statue for a SPECIAL CHEST, then
    push th other block to the far left wall and climb up. Open the GREEN CHEST to
    your right and follow the path to the left. Open a SPECIAL CHEST hidden to the
    left of this path or just toward the screen from the Save Point. Save at the
    Save Point before moving on.
    
     == Hall of Damnation [W-35] ==
    
    Continue from the Save Point and climb up on the ledge before you. Continue to
    your right to find an open area with a bunch of dogs. Kill them all, then open
    both the GREEN CHEST and BLUE CHEST. Now head up the stairs. Fight the waves of
    soldiers and armored Cyclops(s) before opening the BLUE/GREEN CHEST. Now head
    up the next set of stairs and into the temple.
    
     == Temple of Thanatos [W-36] ==
    
    Run up the stairs to find a GREEN CHEST and BLUE CHEST to your right, and a
    Save Point. Save before continuing to the right. When you reach the next block,
    go left to find a SPECIAL CHEST. There is another SPECIAL CHEST on a ledge to
    the right before the chain, you will have to use the block to reach it. Now
    push the block forward until it is beneath the chain. Open the RED CHEST and
    jump up to the chain. Kill the enemies on the chain and go all the way to the
    RED CHEST at the end. Get back on the chain and jump over to the moving
    pendulum.
    
    Climb over to the left side and jump onto another chain. Drop down and break
    down the fire door here and continue onward.
    
     == Death Trap [W-37] ==
    
    Open both the GREEN CHEST and BLUE CHEST, then save at the Save Point. Sidle
    across the first ledge, jump up to the next, then jump over to where that nasty
    death trap is waiting. When you first jump onto the ledge there, you can wait
    until the block hits and begins to move back into place. That is your time to
    get up and run into the right room. Follow the path all the way into a gear
    room. Use your Fire Blades to break the gears and stop the death trap. Kill off
    the swarm of skeletal soldiers and go back into the other room.
    
    You can now push the death trap all the way back to reveal two RED CHESTS. Go
    through the now gateless left path and before you open the GREEN CHEST or the
    door, jump onto the chest and up to the ledge above. You'll find a SPECIAL
    CHEST at the top. Now open the GREEN CHEST and lift the door. Go straight and
    open a SPECIAL CHEST, then use your spear on the cage to your left to make a
    grapple point. Swing your way around a few grapple points and falling debris to
    reach a GREEN CHEST and a BLUE CHEST. Climb up to the ledge above.
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    | NOTE: In the next area you are going to be fighting against Keres Wraiths   |
    |       and Cyclops(s), in the most difficult fight in the game on harder     |
    |       difficulties. Check the Frequently Asked Questions section for tips.  |
    |_____________________________________________________________________________|
    
    Kill the wraiths and armored Cyclops(s) then continue to your left. Kill the
    skeletal soldiers and open the GREEN CHEST and BLUE CHEST near you. Ignore the
    door to your left for now and go further to hit a lever to lower that gate back
    where you just fought the Cyclops. Go back to get two RED CHESTS. Now go and
    lift the door to reach the next area.
    
    As you ascend the next staircase, you will be confronted by a wall of flames.
    You need to use your shield to block the flames, then use the spear to hit both
    sides of the gate. The gate will fall and block the flames twice, giving you
    enough time to turn the bridge with the lever. To your right will be a RED
    CHEST, and to the left a SPECIAL CHEST. You want to center the bridge and push
    through the flames after that.
    
    Climb up above the flames and keep going. Straight ahead is a RED CHEST, and up
    the stairs to the left will be a GREEN CHEST and a BLUE CHEST. To the right of
    those chests will be a Save Point. Save here before continuing through the
    temple.
    
     == Temple of Thanatos Cont. [W-36.2] ==
    
    Head up the stairs and open the giant doors, inside is...the next Boss.
    
     == Deimos [ BDEI ] ==
    
    First things first, use your Fire Blades to destroy the roots attached to 
    Deimos, then use your spear to break him free.
    
    Deimos isn't particularly difficult, but he does like to hit you hard and vent
    a lot of his frustration about his abandonment. He has a series of strong
    punches with his gauntlet, he can jump up and slam down on you with the same
    gauntlet, as well as defend himself if you try to pin him down with a charge.
    For all his anger and power, he's easily beaten. You can block or deflect all
    of his attacks, and can easily dodge the jumping slam. Aside from surviving his
    assault, you need to use the Fire Blades to break his armor and dish out some
    well needed brotherly punishment. When he's had enough he'll charge both of you
    out through the balcony.
    
    After the fight's over, Kratos will try to walk to the end of the platform.
    When you fall down, force yourself up and off the edge of the platform you go.
    
     == Suicide Bluffs [W-38] ==
    
    Climb up the wall you land on, and break the rocks to your left. Keep climbing!
    As soon as you reach Deimos and save him, he'll join you for the final fight.
    Armed with the Arms of Sparta, you and Deimos have a meeting with Thanatos.
    Follow Deimos to a GREEN CHEST, a BLUE CHEST, and a Save Point. Save before
    continuing, you're about to face the final Boss.
    
     == Thanatos [ BTHA ] ==
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    | NOTE: Deimos now has the Arms of Sparta, when his meter is full you can have|
    |       him throw his spear at Thanatos.                                      |
    |_____________________________________________________________________________|
    
    In the first stage of this fight, Thanatos will attack alternatively between
    Kratos and Deimos with either a charging strike or just a strong downward slash
    which can easily be deflected. You can see it coming when he's building up the
    strength to use it. When he flies off to the cliffs, Deimos should throw his
    spear at him and bring him crashing back down. This will stagger you, and will
    make Thanatos either grab you or Deimos, to which you need to assist. When you
    throw him off of the cliff, he'll transform.
    
    In the second stage of the fight, Thanatos will shoot orbs at you that you must
    reflect back at him to stagger him. Go up and use the Fire Blades to break the
    armor on his left arm. Be careful though, when he recovers he'll swipe a large
    section of the arena, which will hurt if you get caught in it. After breaking
    his armored arm, you can switch back to the normal blades, repeating the whole
    staggering process until he flies off and returns in his humanoid form.
    
    In the third stage of the fight, Thanatos will strike harder, faster, and in
    general be a lot more aggressive. He'll fly with his wings to slam down at you,
    which you can dodge. And also attack with a series of three strikes. The first
    can easily be deflected, the second must be blocked and the third has to be
    dodged. Other than that, he pretty much does the same thing as the first stage,
    after you hurt him some more he'll eventually go back and transform again.
    
    In the fourth stage of the fight, you'll be once again reflecting his orbs back
    at him to stagger him, then running up and hitting his arm with your blades.
    Although this time when he recovers he'll either swipe the arena with his arm
    like last time, or smack the ground with his other fist. You'll need to jump
    before it hits. Just repeat the pattern until the QTE icon shows up. After that
    the final stage is set.
    
    In the final stage, with rage fueling your power, you'll need to attack while
    at the same time dodging Thanatos' attacks. In his transformed state he'll
    alternate between swiping the arena, or slamming his fist into the ground.
    Nothing that you haven't seen before...Just dodge the swipe, and jump out of
    the shockwave of the slam, and keep the hits coming. When he staggers break
    his face and enter the QTE to force him back into his humanoid form. From there
    just walk over to him and finish the final QTEs off. The god of death will fall
    before the might of Kratos.
    
     == Path of Solitude [W-39] ==
    
    After the battle, pick up Deimos and carry him to the top of the bluffs. Watch
    the final scene and cut to Credits. Be sure to stick around after the end to
    see one extra scene.
    
                          ================================
                           ==============================
                           || ||                    || ||
                           == ||  CONTROLS & COMBAT || ==
                           || ||                    || ||
                           ==============================
                          ================================
    
     == Basic Controls [C-01] ==
    
    In this section of the guide, I will tackle the basic controls and what you'll
    need to know in order to navigate or play through God of War:Ghost of Sparta.
    But before we begin, you should be familiar with the buttons on your PSP, their
    counterparts here in my guide are as follows:
    
     -Shoulder buttons   :   L1 or R1 (L or R)
     -D-pad/Analog Nub   :   UP, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT
     -Face Buttons       :   /\, [], O, X (Triangle, Square, Circle, X/Cross)
     -Select/Start       :   SELECT / START
    
    Now let's get started on those controls, shall we?
    
    --Menu Controls
      -Navigate         :   L1 or R1
      -Highlight        :   D-pad
      -Select           :   X
      -Open/Exit Menu   :   START
      -Return           :   O
    
    --Ground & Aerial Controls
      -Move in general      :   Analog Nub
      -Change Weapon        :   DOWN
      -Evade                :   L1 + R1 + Analog Nub
      -Jump/Double Jump     :   X/X + X
      -Light Attack         :   []
      -Heavy Attack         :   /\
      -Grab                 :   O
      -Hyperion Charge      :   Hold L1 + O
      -Block/Parry          :   L1
      -Magic                :   UP/LEFT/RIGHT
      -Interact             :   O
      -Open/Exit Menu       :   START
      -Pause Game/Options   :   SELECT
    
      -Horizontal Attack    :   []
      -Vertical Attack      :   /\
      -Air Grab             :   O
    
     == Combat Movelist [C-02] ==
    
    In this section I'll detail the moveset for each of the weapons/magic you will
    acquire in God of War:Ghost of Sparta.
    
    --The Blades of Athena
      -Icarus Lift (Air)            :   X
      -Olympic Ascension            :   Hold /\
      -Olympic Slash                :   Hold []
      -Orion's Harpoon              :   O
      -Athena's Reverse             :   Tap L1
      -Plume of Prometheus          :   [],[],/\
      -Hyperion Charge              :   L1 + O
      -Hyperion Charge (Air)        :   L1 + O
      -Cyclone of Chaos             :   L1 + []
      -Cyclone of Chaos (Air)       :   L1 + []
      -Athena's Revenge (Parry)     :   [] or /\
      -Spirit of Hercules           :   /\,/\,/\
      -Valor of Hercules            :   /\,/\,[]
      -Hyperion Rush (Running)      :   []
      -Hyperion Rise (Running)      :   /\
      -Hyperion Rush (Evading)      :   Hold []
      -Hyperion Rise (Evading)      :   Hold /\
      -Tartarus Retribution         :   L1 + /\
      -Tartarus Retribution (Air)   :   L1 + /\
    
    --Thera's Bane
      -Fire Blades   :   Hold R1
    
    --Arms of Sparta
      -Strength of Ares            :   [],[],[]
      -Wrath of Ares               :   [],[],/\,/\
      -Spartan Ascension           :   Hold /\
      -Aim                         :   Hold R1
      -Aim (Air)                   :   Hold R1
      -Spear Assault               :   Hold R1 + []
      -Spear Assault (Air)         :   Hold R1 + []
      -Laconian Guard              :   Hold L1
      -Laconian Guard (Air)        :   Hold L1
      -Spartan Offensive           :   Hold L1 + []
      -Spartan Offensive (Air)     :   Hold L1 + []
      -Laconian Deflect            :   Tap L1
      -Spirit of Leonidas          :   Hold R1 + /\
      -Spirit of Leonidas (Air)    :   Hold R1 + /\
      -Rage of Leonidas            :   Hold L1 + /\
      -Rage of Leonidas (Air)      :   Hold L1 + /\
      -Laconian Strike (Parry)     :   [] or /\
      -Spartan Charge              :   Hold L1 + O
      -Spartan Charge (Air)        :   Hold L1 + O
      -Pride of Sparta (Running)   :   Press []
      -Valor of Sparta (Running)   :   Press /\
      -Ares Barrage                :   Charge R1 + []
      -Ares Vengeance              :   Charge R1 + /\
    
    --Eye of Atlantis
      -Eye of the Storm   :   RIGHT
      -Fury of Poseidon   :   RIGHT,Tap O
    
    --Scourge of Erinys
      -Eternal Void   :   LEFT
    
    --Horn of Boreas
      -Roaring Tempest   :   Hold UP
    
    --Poseidon's Trident
      -Swim Up     :   /\ or X
      -Swim Down   :   []
      -Swim Dash   :   Hold R1
    
    --Aphrodite's Ambrosia
      -Might of Sparta   :   L1 + X
    
                        ====================================
                         ==================================
                         || ||                        || ||
                         == ||  ITEMS & COLLECTIBLES  || ==
                         || ||                        || ||
                         ==================================
                        ====================================
    
     == Types of Items [I-01] ==
    
    Throughout God of War:Ghost of Sparta, you will find all sorts of items. They
    could be as common as Chests, rare as Key Items, or hidden like Collectibles.
    How about we start with the most common, the chests, there are five types:
    
    --Green Chests
    These chests are scattered all throughout the game, when opened they give you
    Health Orbs (Green Orbs) and will refill some of your HP Gauge.
    
    --Blue Chests
    These chests are scattered equally as the Green Chests, and do just about the
    same thing. When openend they will give you Magic Orbs (Blue Orbs) and will
    refill some of your MP Gauge.
    
    --Blue/Green Chests
    These chests are not as common, but allow you to choose which type of chest you
    need the most, either HP or MP...the choice is yours.
    
    --Red Chests
    These chests are about as common as the rest, and will give you an abundance of
    Red Orbs, which helps to upgrade your weapons and magic.
    
    --Special Chests
    These chests are plentiful but are mostly hidden. Inside are usually one of
    four possible things: Gorgon Eyes, Phoenix Feathers, Minotaur Horns, or a mix
    of either Blue/Red Orbs or Green/Red Orbs.
    
     == Chest Locations [I-02] ==
    
    This section will guide you to all of the necessary chests to fully upgrade
    your Health, Magic, and Fire. In essence, if you don't know where to find all
    the Gorgon Eyes, Phoenix Feathers, or Minotaur Horns, you can find them here.
    
    --Gorgon Eyes
      -#1 Just after fighting Scylla, before sliding down the rope above the arena.
      -#2 Next to the room in which you find the block in the Ruins of Atlantis.
      -#3 Down the right path after acquiring the Eye of Atlantis.
      -#4 Found next to the first archimedean screw you have to destroy.
      -#5 At the bottom of the wall next to where Scylla finally dies.
      -#6 At the Island of Crete, just after jumping across the two broken ladders.
      -#7 In front of the mechanism with the stone block and the trapped citizen.
      -#8 In Heraklion, after defeating the archers and before you climb the rope.
      -#9 Atop a ladder in the Streets of Heraklion right before the Keres Wraiths.
      -#10 Right of the spartan statues where Kratos has another flashback.
      -#11 After the two Cyclops in the Mounts of Aroania, break the frozen wall.
      -#12 In the Chasm of Solace at the Save Point before diving into the water.
      -#13 Before the Save Point just after acquiring the Scourge Magic.
      -#14 Right after leaving the Jails of Sparta, found on a left portion of the
           path.
      -#15 On one side of Ares' Throne in the Temple of Ares.
    
    --Phoenix Feathers
      -#1 Down the right path after acquiring the Eye of Atlantis.
      -#2 Left of the Save Point in the Volcano Scylla brings you to.
      -#3 After climbing up the first ladder in the Island of Crete, it's at the
          bottom of a hidden ladder on the left.
      -#4 Found in the arena above the archers you need to use a block to reach.
      -#5 Left of the first lever in Athena's Temple to pull out the grapple point.
      -#6 Heraklion after the beams, to the left of the Save Point atop a ladder.
      -#7 Hidden on a left ledge where you push the statue into the cracked floor.
      -#8 Back in Athena's Temple before opening one of Crete's gates.
      -#9 After the two Cyclops in the Mounts of Aroania, break the frozen wall.
      -#10 Chasm of Solace, jump backward after using the grapple point.
      -#11 Mounts of Laconia, to the top left of the wall you must climb after the
           arena with the Gorgons and Satyrs.
      -#12 On one side of Ares' Throne in the Temple of Ares.
      -#13 Mounts of Aroania, after coming back with the Arms of Sparta, atop the
           ledge you make when you break the bridge down with your spear.
      -#14 Canyons of Sorrow, to the left of a gate you must go through. Hint, it's
           the gate where there were those acid crab-spiders.
      -#15 River of Lament, to the left of the first rope you slide down. First
           ledge.
    
    --Minotaur Horns
      -#1 Just after jumping off the crumbling lava rock in the Caldera.
      -#2 Found in the arena above the archers you need to use a block to reach.
      -#3 In the Bathhouse just beyond the Save Point.
      -#4 In Heraklion, after defeating the archers and before you climb the rope.
      -#5 Beneath the beams in the Heraklion Forum.
      -#6 Back in Athena's Temple before opening one of Crete's gates.
      -#7 In the frozen wall before jumping onto the stone to reach the ledges
          above where you fought the ice harpies.
      -#8 Before the Save Point just after acquiring the Scourge Magic.
      -#9 In the room where the Dissenter is freed, break the left broken wall.
      -#10 Path of Reckoning just beyond the bridge where you kill the archers.
      -#11 Mounts of Aroania, after coming back with the Arms of Sparta, atop the
           ledge you make when you break the bridge down with your spear.
      -#12 Inside the Shrine of Boreas.
      -#13 On the first ledge pass the golden corpse, sidle over to reach it.
      -#14 Just beyond the golden Cyclops, leap across some platforms to reach it.
      -#15 Port of Atlantis, just before you board the ship to go to Atlantis.
    
     == Key Items [I-03] ==
    
    There are two types of Key Items in this game, the most widely-known are those
    which increase your Health, Magic, and final Gauge. (Final being Fire in this
    game) The second type are the plot-necessary items, which are found throughout
    the game only when needed to progress the plot. Here's a list of all of these
    Key Items and what you'll need to know about them.
    
    --Gorgon Eyes
    The aclaimed Gorgon Eyes, just a mere five of these sacrificed will grant you
    a boost in Health. Collect 15 of them to max out your HP.
    
    --Phoenix Feathers
    The mystical Phoenix Feathers, just a mere five of these sacrificed will grant
    you a boost in Magic. Collect 15 of them to max out your MP.
    
    --Minotaur Horns
    The interesting Minotaur Horns, just a mere five of these sacrificed will grant
    you a boost in Fire. Collect 15 of them to max out your Fire.
    
    --Poseidon's Trident
    Allows you to breathe underwater.
    
    --Automaton Gear
    Allows you to open doors and switches needing a Gear.
    
    --Key of Crete
    Allows you to open Gates in Heraklion.
    
    --Skull of Keres
    Allows you to open the Domain of Death's portal.
    
     == Collectibles [I-04] ==
    
    There are a total of six Collectibles in Ghost of Sparta. Some may be found
    just laying around, others are a bit more tricky to nab. Let's take a look:
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    | NOTE: You may only use the Collectibles' effects if you start a new game on |
    |       the same difficulty or lower, and choose to use your previous saved   |
    |       data/items/upgrades/etc.                                              |
    |_____________________________________________________________________________|
    
    --Callisto's Armlet
    Found right where you fight the Boss Callisto, after defeating it, pick up the
    item from the ground. When you replay the game, you may use it to automatically
    win all QTE Minigames.
    
    --Athena's Owl
    Found right around where Kratos destroys Athena's statue. When you replay the
    game, you may use it to help find chests.
    
    --Aphrodite's Ambrosia
    Acquired after successfully winning the sex minigame in Sparta three times. You
    will be able to use it to gain the most powerful attack in the game, Might of
    Sparta. It's kick packs quite a...a...well, a kick.
    
    --The King's Ring
    Found right where King Midas touches the lava river on accident. When you
    replay the game, you may use it to get 10x the normal amount of Red Orbs.
    
    --The Bonds of Ares
    Found on the ground just as soon as you enter the Domain of Death. When you
    replay the game, you may use it to grant yourself infinite Magic.
    
    --Gravedigger's Shovel
    Acquired after purchasing all the orbs/unlockables in the Temple of Zeus. You
    will need at least 1,000,000 Red Orbs before you can get it. It will allow you
    to play as the Gravedigger in the Combat Arena.
    
                            =============================
                             ===========================
                             || ||                 || ||
                             == ||  Miscellaneous  || ==
                             || ||                 || ||
                             ===========================
                            =============================
    
     == Leveling Weapons & Magic [M-01] ==
    
    All throughout Ghost of Sparta, you will find Red Orbs. Whether it be from
    destroying various obstacles in your way, defeating enemies, or within chests,
    these Red Orbs will help you upgrade your means of offense. Not to mention,
    being able to purchase various unlockables in the Temple of Zeus (covered in a
    section later on).
    
    --The Blades of Athena
      -Level 1   :    2950 to Lv.2
      -Level 2   :    8550 to Lv.3
      -Level 3   :   17500 to Lv.4
      -Level 4   :   Maximum Level
    
    --Thera's Bane
      -Level 1   :    6350 to Lv.2
      -Level 2   :   11200 to Lv.3
      -Level 3   :   Maximum Level
    
    --Arms of Sparta
      -Level 1   :    3750 to Lv.2
      -Level 2   :    8500 to Lv.3
      -Level 3   :   12750 to Lv.4
      -Level 4   :   Maximum Level
    
    --Eye of Atlantis
      -Level 1   :    4500 to Lv.2
      -Level 2   :   11500 to Lv.3
      -Level 3   :   Maximum Level
    
    --Scourge of Erinys
      -Level 1   :    5650 to Lv.2
      -Level 2   :   12350 to Lv.3
      -Level 3   :   Maximum Level
    
    --Horn of Boreas
      -Level 1   :    6350 to Lv.2
      -Level 2   :   12650 to Lv.3
      -Level 3   :   Maximum Level
    
     == Challenge of the Gods [M-02] ==
    
    Common to all the God of War entries to the series, each game has its own
    unique way of providing new challenges even after beating the game. In Ghost of
    Sparta, you have a choice of not only which particular set of challenges to try
    but also which one of the challenges in those sets to choose. It's pretty
    obvious as to which set of challenges are the most difficult.
     _____________________________________________________________________________
     | NOTE: Due to a glitch or intentional coding, maybe? The difficulty of the |
     |       challenges is equivalent to the difficulty of your last saved game  |
     |       data.                                                               |
     |___________________________________________________________________________|
    
    --Challenge of Ares
      -Six Ways to Die
      --Open all 6 chests placed in the arena without dying.
      --Hint: Open as many chests as soon as possible, and use the Scourge of
        Erinys to keep the enemies and Cyclops away while you open the last chest.
        This challenge isn't particularly difficult, it's all a matter of
        distracting the enemies while you hurry and open the chests.
    
    
      -The Gauntlet
      --Kill all of your enemies before they kill you.
      --Hint: You must survive three waves of enemies. It would be wise to learn
        different ways of dealing with each enemy if you aren't familiar with them.
        Also keep in mind there is a BLUE/GREEN CHEST in the arena if you need any
        extra Health or Magic. I'd advise you to hold off on Magic until the final
        wave if at all possible.
    
        FIRST WAVE: Since you're pitted against Triton Lords and Harpy Widows, you
        can easily take care of the Harpies with grab, either from the ground or my
        favorite, by air. And since you're immune while grabbing enemies, you can
        launch the Triton Lords in the air and juggle them til they die. Or you can
        deflect and counter their attacks for an easy win.
    
        SECOND WAVE: Now here's where things get frustrating, you now have to fight
        against the notorious Keres Wraiths, plus Minotaur Brutes. You can deflect
        and counter the Minotaur's attacks which will whittle them down little by
        little until you can QTE some Health out of them. The Keres Wraiths on the
        other hand, you really need to watch out for. Be sure to use your Blades of
        Athena, maxed out preferrably, and be aware that after hitting them, they
        tend to go underground and do their grab attack. Dodge or deflect this move
        if you can. Luckily they don't last long against the Blades.
    
        FINAL WAVE: In the final wave you must fight against Satyrs and Cyclops
        Tyrants. Your main priority should be getting that armor off of the Cyclops
        with your Fire Blades. Each subsequent fire explosion will yield some more
        Health and stagger them. When they are unarmored, should the enemies be
        grouped together, now would be the time to use the invincibility with the
        Horn of Boreas to freeze anything in your area. With the remaining Satyrs,
        dodge or deflect their attacks until the last one is dead.
    
    
      -Nocrates
      --Retrieve all its red orbs before time runs out.
      --Hint: Throw or launch your enemies into the crate to break the layers, then
        open the chest at the end. I also found that Hyperion Charging the enemies,
        can yield a fairly effective way of smashing the crates. But it's best to
        try and crush them against the crates. Or if you want, throwing the Spears
        with the Arms of Sparta can also break the crates. It's more of a pick your
        poison than anything.
    
    
      -Unscathed
      --Kill all the enemies without taking a single hit.
      --Hint: You must survive without any damage against four increasingly harder
        waves of enemies. This probably one of the most frustrating of the Ares
        Challenges, since it leaves very little room for error.
    
        FIRST WAVE: Just a single Cyclops, so all you need do is keep your distance
        while dealing damage. You can use plenty of techniques to finish this one
        off easily. The traditional [], [], /\ combo will do, while effectively
        dodging its attacks. Using the Scourge of Erinys to hold it in place while
        you use the Arms of Sparta's falling spears to damage it. That tactic
        should grant you the QTE each time you use it, after three the Cyclops goes
        down.
    
        SECOND WAVE: Just two Gorgons, for now...You need to hit them together as
        a group for the most effective way of killing them off. Once one dies, the
        next wave begins, plus another Gorgon. The best bet if you have magic, is
        to group them with the Scourge of Erinys, then hammer them with the Arms of
        Sparta. Kill one with the QTE to hopefully stone the other one.
    
        THIRD WAVE: In addition to the other Gorgon, you have to fight those Fire
        Harplings. Although you probably only need to worry about the Gorgon's
        grab and freeze beam, you need to be sure to block it's tail attack if it
        uses it. Be sure to pay attention to where it is while you dodge the bird
        dives and grab them or kill them any way you can.
    
        FINAL WAVE: The final wave is against a bunch of Cursed Wretchs, the ones
        that spit that damn acid at you. You can deflect their acid back at them if
        you feel confident in your parrying abilities, or utilize the invincibility
        you gain when using either the Eye of Atlantis or Horn of Boreas, should
        you still have magic left. If you have no other options, dodging with the
        occasional attack should eventually lead you to victory.
    
    
      -Gear Up
      --Collect 3 Automaton Gears before your health is drained.
      --Hint: While using both the Eye of Atlantis and Horn of Boreas you lose no
        health, so keep that in mind. Use the Fire Blades to break the Automaton's
        armor, and each time a chunk falls off, you'll gain health.
       ________________________________________________________________________
       | NOTE: You can only use the Collectibles in the Challenges of Athena. |
       |______________________________________________________________________|
    
    --Challenge of Athena
      -Airborne
      --Stay in the air for 10 seconds without touching the ground.
      --Hint: Launch an enemy into the air, follow it up, and just keep grabbing
        it while in the air for 10 seconds. It may take a try or two, but since you
        have all day to do this, it's not hard at all.
    
    
      -Ground Pounder
      --Hyperion Rush an enemy to the ground and land 10 hits in a row.
      --Hint: Use the Scourge of Erinys to keep the other enemies off of you while
        you beat one enemy to death. Again, it's all about timing, just keep trying
        if you don't get it right away.
    
    
      -Guard Break
      --Break 5 shields simultaneously.
      --Hint: Get them all within a radius of you and use the Horn of Boreas a few
        times to break all the shields. Must hit all of them each time. It should
        only take about three hits or so to break the shields.
    
    
      -Ricochet
      --Parry 5 arrows in a row.
      --Hint: Get good at reflecting the arrows back at them, and don't worry the
        archers keep respawning if you don't get it right away. You have time, just
        keep it up and you'll be fine. Another easy challenge.
    
    
      -Fear Kratos!
      --All must cower before the God of War (10 people).
      --Hint: Gather as many people in one area, and keep them there. Eventually
        you will get all 10 cowering. This is just time consuming cause the people
        rarely go exactly where you need them. But all must bow before Kratos!
    
    
      -Frozen in Flight
      --Shatter 5 Ravens simultaneously.
      --Hint: Use the Horn of Boreas to freeze them all when they're clustered. If
        it isn't clear enough, hold down the button for the Horn of Boreas magic,
        and you should be able to freeze them all and shatter them at the same
        time.
    
    
      -Magic Maker
      --Refill your entire magic meter.
      --Hint: Kill the Gorgons to get your magic back. You can also throw any of
        the Rabid Hounds that attack you at the Gorgon. If you are having trouble,
        and want a quick win, just activate the Bonds of Ares to instantly win.
    
    
      -Bone Crusher
      --Kill 10 Cursed Remains with grab.
      --Hint: You can try to grab them on the ground, which will take three grabs
        or so to kill them...OR you can Hyperion Charge them in the Air for an
        instant kill. But it takes some time to get it down right.
    
    
     == Combat Arena [M-03] ==
    
    The Combat Arena allows you to confront a horde of enemies, with all the
    settings adjusted to your preference. So let's take a look at all the available
    options.
    
    --Kratos    :   Health  (Normal/Infinite)
                :   Magic   (Normal/Infinite)
                :   Costume (Pick your Costume (based on those you have unlocked))
    
    --Arena     :   Backdrop (Arctic/Atlantis/Desert/Troy/Hades)
                :   Difficulty (Easy/Normal/Hard/Very Hard)
    
    --Enemies   :   Creature Slot 1 x0
                    Enemy     :   --- (Pick your enemy)
                    Count     :   1 to 3
                    Health    :   Normal/Infinite
                    Attack    :   On/Off
                    Respawn   :   On/Off
    
                :   Creature Slot 2 x0
                    (Same as above)
    
     == Temple of Zeus [M-04] ==
    
    The Temple of Zeus is the best place to spend all those hard-earned Red Orbs
    that carry over from the main game, as well as the Challenges and Combat Arena.
    On either side of this circular area, are five small columns and four large
    lion statues. The lions are the most expensive, whereas the smaller columns are
    the cheaper of the unlockables. As to be expected, the higher the cost, the
    more rewarding the treasure.
    
    If you manage to purchase all the unlockables, you will be able to climb up to
    the statue of Zeus above and open a secret path in the center of the arena.
    There you will get the final hidden collectible, the Gravedigger's Shovel. But
    before getting it, you'll need at least 1,000,000 Red Orbs to buy everything.
    
    If you are going to be trying to get the million Red Orbs needed, you can do so
    in several effective ways. But you'll be wanting to utilize the King's Ring in
    all of these attempts, just so you know. If you have the God Armor costume you
    can utilize it's special effect for even more orbs. Anyways, in order to use
    the Red Orbs from the game, apparently you must finish that game first. But if
    you want to gain Red Orbs quickly, go to the Combat Arena and fight to your
    heart's content. You should be raking in the orbs in no time!
    
    --Left Side "Small Columns"
      -10000 Red Orbs
       UNLOCKED
       [Arena Character Set]
        Cyclops Tyrant
        Hoplite Archer
        Hoplite Sentry
        Hoplite Guard
        Cursed Wretch
    
      -5000 Red Orbs
       UNLOCKED
       [Concept Art Galleries]
        Environment Gallery 2
        Miscellaneous Gallery
    
      -20000 Red Orbs
       UNLOCKED
       [Arena Character Set]
        Dredge of Boreas
        Boreas Spawn
        Harpy Widow
        Raven
    
      -40000 Red Orbs
       UNLOCKED
       [Challenge of the Gods Set]
        Athena Challenge Set 1
    
      -15000 Red Orbs
       UNLOCKED
       [Arena Combat Backdrop]
        Artic
    
    
    --Left Side "Lion Statues"
      -70000 Red Orbs
       UNLOCKED
       [Challenge of the Gods Set]
        Athena Challenge Set 2
    
      -150000 Red Orbs
       UNLOCKED
       [Bonus Video]
        The Marked Warrior
    
      -75000 Red Orbs
       UNLOCKED
       [Arena Character Set]
        Automaton
        Gorgon
        Rabid Hound
        Harpy
        Keres Wraith
    
      -75000 Red Orbs
       UNLOCKED
       [Bonus Video]
        Pride of Sparta
    
    
    --Right Side "Small Columns"
      -25000 Red Orbs
       UNLOCKED
       [Arena Combat Backdrop]
        Atlantis
    
      -25000 Red Orbs
       UNLOCKED
       [Bonus Video]
        The Brother
    
      -15000 Red Orbs
       UNLOCKED
       [Concept Art Galleries]
        Character Gallery 2
        Environment Gallery 1
    
      -30000 Red Orbs
       UNLOCKED
       [Arena Character Set]
        Cyclops
        Geryon
        Triton Assassin
        Triton Lord
        Atlantis Soldier
    
      -10000 Red Orbs
       UNLOCKED
       [Concept Art Galleries]
        Sparta Gallery
        Character Gallery 1
        Color Script Gallery
    
    
    --Right Side "Lion Statues"
      -250000 Red Orbs
       UNLOCKED
       [Bonus Costume]
        Robotos
    
      -40000 Red Orbs
       UNLOCKED
       [Arena Combat Backdrop]
        Hades
    
      -80000 Red Orbs
       UNLOCKED
       [Arena Character Set]
        Piraeus Lion
        Minotaur Brute
        Cursed Remains
        Fire Harpling
    
      -65000 Red Orbs
       UNLOCKED
       [Arena Combat Backdrop]
        Desert
    
     == Unlockables [M-05] ==
    
    There are plenty of unlockables to acquire in Ghost of Sparta. In this section
    I will cover the Costumes, Videos, and Galleries that you can unlock. So first
    things first, the Costumes. By the way, Costumes can only be used on
    subsequent playthroughs of the same or lower difficulty that you beat and
    unlocked them on.
    
    --Deimos
      -Acquired by beating the game. (On any Difficulty)
      -Proficient with the Arms of Sparta, takes more damage and deals less when
       using the Blades of Athena.
    
    --Ghost of Sparta
      -Acquired by beating the game. (On God Mode)
      -Takes twice the damage, but deals quadruple damage with Thera's Bane. Fire
       meter also regenerates four times as fast.
    
    --God Armor
      -Acquired by beating the game. (On any Difficulty)
      -Takes less damage, doubles the damage with Thera's Bane, increases Fire
       meter regeneration, and enemies drop Red Orbs as they are hit.
    
    --Robotos
      -Acquired by purchasing in the Temple of Zeus for 250,000 Red Orbs.
      -Extends the ability to string combos together, damage dealth with weapons
       are decreased and magic costs twice as much to use.
    
    --Legionnaire
      -Acquired only via the Pre-Order Bundle Exclusive.
      -Able to collect twice as many orbs (all types), magic costs half as much,
       takes a fourth of the damage, deals double damage with the Arms of Sparta.
    
    Now let's move onto the variety of Videos and Galleries that can be unlocked
    for your viewing enjoyment.
    
    --Videos
      -In-Game Movies
      -The Marked Warrior
      -The Brother
      -Pride of Sparta
      -Credits
    
    --Galleries
      -Character Gallery 1
      -Character Gallery 2
      -Environment Gallery 1
      -Environment Gallery 2
      -Miscellaneous Gallery
      -Sparta Gallery
      -Color Script Gallery
    
                              ========================
                               ======================
                               || ||            || ||
                               == ||  Bestiary  || ==
                               || ||            || ||
                               ======================
                              ========================
    
     == Enemies [B-01] ==
    
    In this section I will be talking about the general things you'll need to know
    about each of the enemies in the game. Whether it be their methods of killing
    you, or about the typical ways of disposing them, you will find them here. It
    should be noted this is simply how I observe their actions. I may be slightly
    off compared to the actual A.I. As well as, the tactics presented are very
    general stuff, you can modify or try out other methods at your leisure.
    
    I've also made sure to try and compare what I call them to what they actually
    are called. As well as making a mini-table of contents to quickly jump to the
    enemy you want to know more about.
    
    --Enemy List
      -Atlantis F/M       [ EAP ]
      -Atlantis Soldier   [ EAS ]
      -Automaton          [ EAM ]
      -Cursed Remains     [ ECR ]
      -Rabid Hounds       [ ERB ]
      -Cursed Wretch      [ ECW ]
      -Cyclops            [ ECY ]
      -Cyclops Tyrant     [ ECT ]
      -Gorgon             [ EGN ]
      -Fire Harpling      [ EFH ]
      -Harpy              [ EHP ]
      -Harpy Widow        [ EHW ]
      -Hoplite Soldier    [ EHS ]
      -Hoplite Sentry     [ EHS2 ]
      -Hoplite Archer     [ EHA ]
      -Hoplite Guard      [ EHG ]
      -Boreas Spawn       [ EBS ]
      -Dredge of Boreas   [ EDB ]
      -Scylla Brood       [ ESB ]
      -Keres Wraith       [ EKW ]
      -Minotaur           [ EMT ]
      -Minotaur Brute     [ EMB ]
      -Raven              [ ERV ]
      -Satyr              [ ESR ]
      -Geryon             [ EGY ]
      -Triton Soldier     [ ETS ]
      -Triton Lord        [ ETL ]
      -Triton Assassin    [ ETA ]
    
    
    --Atlantis Female / Male [ EAP ]
      ATTACKS
      None
    
      TACTICS
      Pretty simple, they run and cower before you. Kill them as you see fit.
    
    
    --Atlantis Soldier [ EAS ]
      ATTACKS
      Normal sword strike
      Combo of shield and sword strikes (2 attacks)
    
      TACTICS
      You can block and deflect their attacks. It won't take much to kill them.
    
    
    --Automaton [ EAM ]
      ATTACKS
      Ranged Vertical and Horizontal strikes (gear has to wind up)
      Stomp attack when attacked at close range
    
      TACTICS
      You can deflect the horizontal attack. But you'll need to use the Fire
      Blades to deal damage to them and break their armor.
    
    
    --Cursed Remains "Skeletal Soldier" [ ECR ]
      ATTACKS
      Swinging uppercut with sword
    
      TACTICS
      You can block and deflect their strikes. But you'll have to hit them hard
      to kill them. If you try to grab them, they're fond of falling apart to
      avoid it. But when you get close they reform which is when they are most
      vulnerable to grab. But an even easier method to grab them is to perform an
      Aerial Hyperion Charge. L1 + O in the air.
    
    
    --Rabid Hound "Dogs" [ ERB ]
      ATTACKS
      Two types of pounces, one goes for your arm, one for your neck
    
      TACTICS
      You can deflect their pouncing bites, but not much else. If you grab one
      you can enjoy kicking the pup to the curb. Killing isn't anything too
      complicated.
    
    
    --Cursed Wretch "Acid Crab-spider" [ ECW ]
      ATTACKS
      Spitting jets of acid
      Lunging at you with its claws
    
      TACTICS
      You can block and deflect their attacks, and reflect their acid back at them.
      Pretty much my favorite way of killing them is to rip them apart.
    
    
    --Cyclops [ ECY ]
      ATTACKS
      Grab and toss you to the ground
      Pound their fists into the ground
      
      TACTICS
      Since you really can't defend against their strong attacks, you should dodge
      them and fight at a reasonable distance if you can. The typical combos should
      do the trick, but you need to QTE them three times to kill them. If you go
      for that approach that is.
    
    
    --Cyclops Tyrant "Armored Cyclops" [ ECT ]
      ATTACKS
      Grab and pin you to the ground while pounding away
      Punch the ground twice, repeat, then stomp
      Pound their fists into the ground
    
      TACTICS
      When pinned down succeed the QTE to break free. Also you can block and
      deflect the series of punches, but not the stomp. (You can roll out of the
      way) In order to deal damage you have to use the Fire Blades to break the
      armor. A good strategy is to jump up and combo the light attacks together.
    
    
    --Gorgon [ EGN ]
      ATTACKS
      Wrap you and try to stone you
      Strike at you with two tail strikes
      Try to stone you with a beam
    
      TACTICS
      When wrapped, you need to succeed a button press to escape. You can block and
      deflect the tail strikes, and need to dodge the beam. The best strategy is to
      use Plume of Prometheus and keep juggling them in the air. Fire Blades do the
      job a lot faster.
    
    
    --Fire Harpling "Fire Birds or Lava Birds" [ EFH ]
      ATTACKS
      Dive attack
    
      TACTICS
      Pretty simple here, you can deflect or dodge their dive attack and can simply
      grab them to kill them.
    
    
    --Harpy [ EHP ]
      ATTACKS
      Grab onto you and bite
      Talon strike
    
      TACTICS
      When grabbed by a harpy, succeed the QTE to throw them off. You can block and
      deflect their talon attacks. I find particular enjoyment out of grabbing them
      either on the ground or air. Preferrably air.
    
    
    --Harpy Widow "Ice Harpies" [ EHW ]
      ATTACKS
      Dive and claw at you
      Talon strike
      Ice beam to freeze you
    
      TACTICS
      Not to much different than the regular Harpy, you can block an deflect their
      strikes, and need to dodge the ice beam. Killing them is just as simple as
      grabbing them.
    
    
    --Hoplite Soldier "Sword Soldiers" [ EHS ]
      ATTACKS
      Single strike with both swords
      Running strikes with both swords, each used once
    
      TACTICS
      Since you can see the swords turn red, it's easy to block or deflect their
      sword attacks. Then it's just the method you choose to kill them with. If you
      grab them you need to win a button press to kill them.
    
    
    --Hoplite Sentry [ EHS2 ]
      ATTACKS
      Single strike with both swords
      Jump/flip strike with both swords
    
      TACTICS
      You can deflect both attacks, but only able to block the regular strike not
      the jumping one. Typical combos will take care of these enemies. If you grab
      them you need to win a button press to kill them off.
    
    
    --Hoplite Archer "Archers" [ EHA ]
      ATTACKS
      Lobbed arrow
      Straight arrow
    
      TACTICS
      Just like the harplings, you can see where the lobbed arrow will land so you
      can easily dodge it. You can also block or reflect the arrows that they shoot
      straight at you. Simple combos will kill them, but if you grab them you need
      to win a button press to kill them.
    
    
    --Hoplite Guard "Shield Soldiers" [ EHG ]
      ATTACKS
      Shield and sword strike combo
      Single sword strike
      Single strike with both swords
      Running strike with each sword once
    
      TACTICS
      These buggers can't be hurt while their shields are there, but you can block
      and deflect their attacks. By using the Fire Blades to break their shields,
      they change into using the typical attack patterns. Of which once again you
      can block or deflect. Kill them just like the rest of those hoplites.
    
    
    --Boreas Spawn "Ice Dogs" [ EBS ]
      ATTACKS
      Running bite
      Flipping freeze pound
    
      TACTICS
      These spawn typically try to freeze you by sacrificing themselves, and/or try
      to bite you. You can block or deflect the bite, but you have to dodge the
      freeze attack. A good combo of strikes with the Fire Blades bring them down 
      quickly.
    
    
    --Dredge of Boreas "Yeti-beast thing" [ EDB ]
      ATTACKS
      Running charge with strike
    
      TACTICS
      This one's kinda tough, you can't block its attack, but you can dodge it. The
      goal here is to use the Fire Blades to break its ice armor, but that tends to
      lead to spawning those Boreas Spawn. Use the Fire Blades to dish out the hurt
      and you'll need to do two QTE before bringing the beast down.
    
    
    --Scylla Brood "Crab-spiders" [ ESB ]
      ATTACKS
      Bite
      Jumping bite with grab
    
      TACTICS
      These things that Scylla drops are annoying, if you don't block their bites
      or deflect their jumping grabs. But if they do grab you, break free with a
      QTE and tear them apart. They scurry around but are easy to kill.
    
    
    --Keres Wraith "Wraiths" [ EKW ]
      ATTACKS
      Claws up from ground
      Three claw strike combo
      Grab you from underground
    
      TACTICS
      The Keres Wraith isn't really tough above ground, you can easily block or
      deflect its claws as well as the ground claws. But when you start dealing
      damage it will retreat underground, then jump up and grab you, you can't
      block it, but you can deflect it. If it grabs you, you need to succeed a QTE
      to break free. The typical combo is good for these.
    
    
    --Minotaur [ EMT ]
      ATTACKS
      Combo of three large horizontal strikes
      Strong vertical strike
      Running charge attack
    
      TACTICS
      You can deflect all of its attacks, and block the strikes with its weapon,
      but if you get hit with the charge attack you need to success a button press
      to wrestle it to the ground. Take care of it with the usual powerhouse combo.
    
    
    --Minotaur Brute [ EMB ]
      ATTACKS
      Strong horizontal strike
      Strong vertical strike
      Running charge attack
    
      TACTICS
      Once again, you can deflect all of its attacks, and block only the hammer
      strikes. If you can fight a Minotaur, you can find this enemy.
    
    
    --Raven "Eagles" [ ERV ]
      ATTACKS
      Swoop attack
    
      TACTICS
      Not too difficult, just annoying. You can block and deflect its attack, and
      just like the other birds of its kind, grabbing it will instantly kill it.
    
    
    --Satyr [ ESR ]
      ATTACKS
      Combo of strikes
      Vertical flip strike
      Horizontal strike
      Sliding pin strike
    
      TACTICS
      You can block and deflect the majority of their attacks and/or dodge out of
      their way. But if you get pinned by one, it's going to hurt. Keep up your
      guard and get good deflect attacks in while their stunned. Otherwise just
      hit them with all your got.
    
    
    --Geryon "Lightning-Globe things" [ EGY ]
      ATTACKS
      Lightning strike
      Teleporting globe smash
    
      TACTICS
      Seemingly, the only way around its attacks is to attack from a distance and
      dodge away from it or from where you where depending on whether or not it's
      using that teleport technique. Hammer away with whatever combos you want to
      eventually initiate the QTE to kill it. An easier way to stay alive after
      fighting one of these guys, if you're not too concerned with your magic, you
      can use the Eye of Atlantis as it teleports to negate getting hit.
    
    
    --Triton Soldier "Atlantian Sentries / Sentries" [ ETS ]
      ATTACKS
      Stab with back of trident
      Jab with front trident
    
      TACTICS
      Just block or deflect their strikes, and take them out easily enough with
      any regularly strong combo.
    
    
    --Triton Lord [ ETL ]
      ATTACKS
      Straight jab with pike
      Jumping jab with pike
    
      TACTICS
      Much like the Triton Soldiers, just block or deflect their attacks and pay
      them back with counter-attacks. They go down fairly easily.
    
    
    --Triton Assassin "Boomerangs" [ ETA ]
      ATTACKS
      Ranged throw attack
      Close throw attack
    
      TACTICS
      These enemies can be annoying if you don't block or reflect their throwing
      weapons back at them. But you can block each attack and reflect each attack,
      which means you can kill them with their own weapons. Or go in with some
      nasty combos to kill them quickly.
    
     == Bosses [B-02] ==
    
    In this section I will compile all of the Bosses in the game, save for Lanaeus,
    as I really don't count him. Instead of searching the walkthrough for them, of
    which at least one is fought in different areas, this is an easier way of
    seeing the general fight against them. I've also streamlined the gist of the
    battle plans.
    
    --Boss List
      -Scylla          [ BSCY ]
      -Callisto        [ BCAL ]
      -Thera           [ BTHE ]
      -Erinys          [ BERI ]
      -Piraeus Lion    [ BPIR ]
      -The Dissenter   [ BDIS ]
      -King Midas      [ BMID ]
      -Deimos          [ BDEI ]
      -Thanatos        [ BTHA ]
    
    
    --Scylla [ BSCY ]
      FIRST STAGE
      The first stage of this fight has Scylla lashing out at you with its
      tentacles, which you can block. As well as crushing you beneath its claws,
      you can deflect this attack. When it's just waiting for you to attack it,
      do so. Eventually after staggering twice, it will run to the other side of
      the arena. In this second stage Scylla will dump some crab-spiders on you,
      while lashing out with its jaws. Try to kill off the smaller enemies and
      block Scylla's strikes. After being staggered twice again, it will return to
      the front of the arena. In the third stage of this fight, you'll have to face
      a much more ferocious Scylla. Block its attacks and stagger him to break free
      the crank wheel above you. Use it to hook into its jaw, then perform the QTE
      to force Scylla into retreat.
    
      SECOND STAGE
      As Scylla grabs you, you will be taken below the water. As you are hanging
      out there, start stabbing Scylla in the face. After several attacks and a
      few dives, you'll end up pulling its face into an archimedian screw. Ending
      its life.
    
    
    --Callisto [ BCAL ]
      Callisto is fond of swiping you to the ground, grabbling you and throwing you
      against a wall, and charging at you and pinning you down. When pinned against
      the wall, break free from Callisto's jaws, pummel its head and when it's
      eventually knocked out, go up and finish it off with the QTE icon.
    
    
    --Thera [ BTHE ]
      Pretty simple, go up to the circular spot in front of Thera, and being a QTE
      to extract Thera's Bane and win.
    
    
    --Erinys [ BERI ]
      FIRST STAGE
      In the first stage of the fight, Erinys will claw at you, knock you down, and
      throw two types of void magic at you. You can block, deflect, and even
      reflect most of these attacks. She can summon three eagles to attack you, but
      they're not too difficult to kill with a grab or two. After ripping off one
      of her wings, Erinys starts to fight harder. At this point I'm particularly
      fond of using the Eye of Atlantis to bring her to the next QTE to rip off her
      other wing. When you've clipped her wings, she'll grow them back and
      transform.
    
      SECOND STAGE
      In the second stage of the fight, Erinys will come swooping in at you. Grab
      hold of her with your blades and force her into the platform. Get a few hits
      in before she destroys your platform and forces you to slide down and jump
      onto her. Make sure to keep moving and be sure to not fall to your death.
      After two slides you can jump off and grab Erinys and you both take off into
      the sky.
    
      THIRD STAGE
      In the third stage of the fight, you'll be free falling after Erinys. You'll
      want to dive to pick up speed and distance, catch her and at the same time
      be careful of those gusts she sends your way. When you grab her, use your
      Fire Blades to deal some nice painful attacks. Do this enough times and both
      of you will come crashing down.
    
      FINAL STAGE
      All you need do is avoid her ranged attacks and go over and perform the final
      QTE to kill Erinys.
    
    
    --Piraeus Lion [ BPIR ]
      The Piraeus Lion can be tricky, but it's nothing more than an overgrown cat.
      It has three main attacks, a swiping claw attack that you can deflect for
      some punishing payback, a biting attack that will pin you down, and a roar
      that will stagger you. Other than that, it's just a matter of putting this
      kitty out of Kratos's way.
    
    
    --The Dissenter [ BDIS ]
      Just terrorize the poor fellow, and throw him around and through some doors
      in your way. Finish him off and that's the end of that.
    
    
    --King Midas [ BMID ]
      The fight against King Midas is just plain sad, and so is the King himself.
      All you need to do is knock him out via a QTE and carry him to the lava. Be
      sure to kill the Rabid Hounds that appear, and occasionally defend against
      his golden touch when he wakes up. Get to the lava and throw him in to win.
    
    
    --Deimos [ BDEI ]
      Deimos isn't particularly difficult, but he does like to hit you hard and
      vent a lot o his frustration about his abadonment. He has a series of strong
      punches with his gauntlet, he can jump up and slam down on you with the same
      gauntlet, as well as defend himself if you try to pin him down with a charge.
      For all his anger and power, he's easily beaten. You can block or deflect all
      of his attacks, and can easily dodge the jumping slam. Aside from surviving
      his assault, you need to use the Fire Blades to break his armor and dish out
      some well needed brotherly punishment. When he's had enough he'll charge both
      of you out through the balcony.
    
    
    --Thanatos [ BTHA ]
      FIRST STAGE
      In the first stage of this fight, Thanatos will attack alternatively between
      Kratos and Deimos with either a charging strike or just a strong downward
      slash which can easily be deflected. You can see it coming when he's building
      up the strength to use it. When he flies off to the cliffs, Deimos should
      throw his spear at him and bring him crashing back down. This will stagger
      you unfortunately, and will make Thanatos either grab you or Deimos, to which
      you need to assist. When you throw him off of the cliff, he'll transform.
    
      SECOND STAGE
      In the second stage of this fight, Thanatos will shoot orbs at you that you
      must reflect back at him to stagger him. Go up and use the Fire Blades to
      break the armor on his left arm. Be careful though, when he recovers he'll
      swipe a large section of the arena, which will hurt if you get caught in it.
      After breaking his armored arm, you can switch back to the normal blades,
      repeating the whole staggering process until he flies off and returns in his
      humanoid form.
    
      THIRD STAGE
      In the third stage of this fight, Thanatos will strike harder, faster, and in
      general be a lot more aggressive. He'll fly with his wings to slam down at
      you, which you can dodge. And also attack with a series of three strikes. The
      first can easily be deflected, the second must be blocked, and the third has
      to be dodged. Other than that, he pretty much does the same thing as the
      first stage, after you hurt him some more he'll eventually go back and
      transform again.
    
      FOURTH STAGE
      In the fourth stage of this fight, you'll be once again reflecting his orbs
      back at him to stagger him, then running up and hitting his arm with your
      blades. Although this time when he recovers he'll either swipe the arena with
      his arm like last time, or smack the ground with his fist. You'll need to
      jump before it hits. Just repeate the pattern until the QTE icon shows up.
      After that the final stage is set.
    
      FINAL STAGE
      In the final stage, with rage fueling your power, you'll need to attack while
      at the same time dodging Thanatos' attacks. In his transformed state he'll
      alternate between swiping the arena, or slamming his fist into the ground.
      Nothing that you haven't seen before...Just dodge the swipe, and jump out of
      the shockwave of the slam, and keep the hits coming. When he staggers break
      his face and enter the QTE to force him back into his humanoid form. From
      there just walk over to him and finish the final QTEs off. The god of death
      will fall before the might of Kratos.
    
                  ================================================
                   ==============================================
                   || ||                                    || ||
                   == ||  Frequently Asked Questions [FAQ]  || ==
                   || ||                                    || ||
                   ==============================================
                  ================================================
    
    In this section I'll cover some of the more frequently asked questions from the
    boards. Since I do not specifically cover God Mode and its tactics. Here are
    some solutions to the most commonly difficult encounters in the game. For the
    majority of everything else, the very simple observations in my Bestiary 
    tactics section should suffice.
    
    The following list are the most commonly struggled encounters:
    
     -The 2 Keres Wraiths in Heraklion
     -The 3 Keres Wraiths in the Canyons of Sorrow
     -The 2 Geryons at the Nexus of Atlantis
     -The Keres Wraith and Raven at the Domain of Death entrance
     -The 4 Keres Wraiths and 2 Cyclops in the Temple of Thanatos
    
    --The first Keres Wraith encounter
      TACTICS
      These aren't too particularly difficult, as all of their attacks are easily
      countered. As soon as the cutscene ends defend and block the first strikes.
      Immediately follow up with the usual [],[],/\ (Plume of Prometheus). Stand
      at the back of the area to see both of the Wraiths and where they're going.
      Deflect the first one's grab as soon as you see it's head, which will allow
      you to be missed by the second grab. Counter if possible from the deflect and
      rinse and repeat until you kill them.
    
    
    --The three Keres Wraith encounter
      TACTICS
      Keep your wits about you! Be sure to block or deflect their attacks and be
      careful with your moves. It's just like the first fight, only you get three
      instead of two. If you beat the first two, the strategy will help you out
      here as well.
    
    
    --The two Geryons encounter
      TACTICS
      The trick here is to only kill two of the harpies so that the second Geryon
      stays away for the time being. As to the methods, several are presented. You
      can utilize the Fire Blades explosion to stagger them. You can utilize your
      magic like Horn of Boreas or Eye of Atlantis to keep you safe briefly. You
      can even freeze the Geryons and kill them with the Arms of Sparta. Take your
      pick.
    
      You can even skip this fight if you want. In theory you can hug the right
      wall, jump and use an aerial Hyperion Charge near the stairs to land on them.
      Thus, skipping the fight.
    
    
    --The Keres Wraith and Raven encounter
      TACTICS
      Since you've made it this far, you should be able to defend against the nasty
      attacks of the Keres Wraith. And you can also block the Raven's attacks as
      well. Focus on defense and killing one thing at a time. Namely the damn
      Wraith. You should come out on top.
    
    
    --The four Keres Wraiths and two Cyclops encounter (infamously difficult)
      TACTICS
      The easiest method to this fight, is to utilize a glitch, or what appears to
      be a beneficial glitch. As you enter wait for the Cyclops to spawn, then run
      back to the blue screen that pops up. Block the Cyclops' swiping attacks and
      you'll just have to eat the attack. At which the enemies should now be near
      you and as long as you don't cross the line in front of you the Cyclops will
      do nothing.
    
      From here on out, spam the Spear Assault on the Wraiths. (Hold R1 + []) If
      they try to attack you should stagger them with the repeatedly thrown spears.
      But if they do block it, wait for the attack and then keep hitting them with
      the spears, they should stagger again. If not, it might hurt but you should
      be able to get another shot. With this strategy, you should be able to win.
    
    
    I hope that helps with some of the difficult fights you'll encounter if you are
    playing on one of the harder modes.
    
    ==============================
     ============================
     || ||                  || ||
     == ||  Credits [CRED]  || ==
     || ||                  || ||
     ============================
    ==============================
    
     -SBAllen for running and maintaining GameFAQs.com
     -Sony Santa Monica Studio for making the game
     -Sony PS Blog for Costume detail specifics
     -ajck44 for pointing out a forgotten chest in section W-36
     -droid_killer for some tips on the few difficult encounters
     -Lord_Xemnas for providing the tip to skip the Nexus fight
     -Mark Vlakancic for finding more Special Chests in Sections W-21/32/37
     -Mozsi for finding two more Red Chests in section W-02 & some corrections
     -Roy Chaves for finding another SPECIAL CHEST in section W-02
     -Solo_Hunter & XStalkerPSPGameplays for tips on Challenge of the Gods
     -Wihan_Tan for useful tips and glitches for the Challenge of the Gods
    
    =====================================
     ===================================
     || ||                         || ||
     == ||  Version History [VER]  || ==
     || ||                         || ||
     ===================================
    =====================================
    
     -Version 0.35 (11/03/10)
      --Partial Walkthrough written
    
     -Version 1.00 (11/04/10)
      --Full Walkthrough written
    
     -Version 1.33 (11/12/10)
      --Combat & Controls added
      --Items & Collectibles added
    
     -Version 1.50 (11/16/10)
      --Miscellaneous added
    
     -Version 2.00 (11/22/10)
      --Updated Challenge of the Gods
      --Updated Frequently Asked Questions
      --Bestiary added
      --Introduction and Tips added
      --Frequently Asked Questions added
      --Credits added
      --Version History added
      --Copyright added
    
     -Version 2.10 (11/26/10)
      --Updated Scylla and Callisto Boss fights
      --Updated tactics for Cursed Remains, Harpy Widow, Geryon
      --Updated Walkthrough with contents of SPECIAL CHESTS
      --Updated Walkthrough with a few NOTES on certain elements
      --Chest Locations added
    
     -Version Final (01/12/11)
      --Updated Temple of Zeus
      --Updated Chest Locations
      --Updated Erinys and Piraeus Lion Boss fights
      --Updated Deimos and Thanatos Boss fights
      --Updated Walkthrough with a few NOTES on certain elements
      --Updated Walkthrough with more missing Red Chests & Special Chests
      --Updated Tips
      --Updated Collectibles
      --Updated Challenge of the Gods
    
    ================================
     ==============================
     || ||                    || ||
     == ||  Copyright [COPY]  || ==
     || ||                    || ||
     ==============================
    ================================
    
    This guide is copyrighted to Jake "WingedMasamune" and may not be used without
    permission. The guide is only allowed upon the following sites and no others.
    If you wish to host the guide, ask for permission before doing so. Nothing may
    be copied or taken from the guide without giving credit.
    
    Allowed sites:
    
     -www.gamefaqs.com
     -www.neoseeker.com
    
    (C) 2010 Jake "WingedMasamune"