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    <======================GOD OF WAR - CHAINS OF OLYMPUS=========================>
    <====================CHALLENGE OF HADES FAQ/Walkthrough=======================>
    By TheGoonerKid              |
    Copyright Ajay Jumbu 2008    |
    Version 1.60                 |
    Last updated- 25th May, 2008 |
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    Section                                Code
    1. Updates                             UPD001
    2. Introduction                        INT001
    3. Weapons and Attacks                 INT002
    4. A Few General Tips                  INT003
    5. Challenge 1- Fiery Fate             CHA001
    6. Challenge 2- Perfection             CHA002
    7. Challenge 3- Life is Short          CHA003
    8. Challenge 4- Crunch Time            CHA004
    9. Challenge 5- Epic Brawl             CHA005
    10. Cheats                             CHE001
    11. Rewards                            REW001 
    12. Credits                            END001
    <===Updates (UPD001)==>
    Version 1.00 - First created this walkthrough
    Version 1.02 - Added the copyright section in the credits
    Version 1.25 - Added extra stratergies from QUBQ
                 - Added extra stratergies from Garrick Tan
                 - Fixed a typo in challenge 5 (thanks Ayden S)
    Version 1.30 - Fixed a typo in challenge 2 (thanks QUBQ)
                 - Added this updates section
    Version 1.31 - Updated the copyright section (allowing MyCheats.com and
                   GamesRadar.com to host this FAQ)
    Version 1.40 - Added cheats section
                 - Updated copyright section (allowing Gamefly.com to link to this
    Version 1.50 - Updated e-mail address information (my e-mail address has
                   changed- to contact me, use the new address shown above)
                 - Sorted out a few typos
                 - Added last updated section
    Version 1.60 - Added stratergies from M Werkz
                 - Sorted out a few more various typos
    <===Introduction (INT001)===>
    So... you've finished the game and have unlocked the Challenge of Hades, under
    the treasures section. Unfortunately, you've come stuck, and have gone to the
    internet for assistance. Then you, my friend, are at the right place. This
    guide is all about getting you through the 5 rather tricky challenges and get
    the (disappointing) rewards.
    Some of the challenges are pretty difficult and could take you a while to
    master (particularly challenge 3), so try to keep calm as you plod through
    these levels. At times you may feel like smashing your PSP, if so just give
    yourself a rest and grab a coffee- I am not prepared to replace your PSP if you
    break it in the process of playing these challenges!
    Finally good luck and may the Gods grant you safe passage through these 
    Note, during this walkthrough I refer to the square button on the PSP as [],
    the circle button as (), the X buttons as X and the triangle button as /\.
    <===Weapons and Attacks (INT002)===>
    Here are a list of the main weapons and attacks that I think you will need to 
    use during these challenges. Check your game manual or the options screen in 
    the game itself to check out the full list of attacks.
    Blades of Chaos (assuming fully upgraded):
    Controls          Comment
    []                A simple lightweight attack. If you keep mashing down the
                      square button you can pull off a handy combo that can cause
                      a fair amount of damage.
    ()                Orion's Harpoon- Used for grabbing onto enemies with a circle
                      on their heads (when nearly dead) to initiate a mini-game or
                      to kill small enemies such as birds.
    [], [], /\        Plume of Prometheus- A useful quick combo that can push
                      enemies away and cause significant damage.
    [] (5 times), /\  Similar to the first large combo but the final hit causes
                      much more damage.
    L + []            Cyclone of Chaos- useful for clearing out lots of small
                      enemies (e.g. bats). Also can be done in the air.
    /\, /\, /\        Spirit of Hercules, a great, powerful attack for big and slow
    L + ()            Rampage of the Furies- Long combo that can cause great damage
                      but can leave you a bit vulnerable like the Cyclone of Chaos.
                      Can also be done in the air.
    L + /\            A really powerful attack but again it is quite slow and isn't
                      a good idea with small and fast enemies. Can also be done in 
                      the air (which can make the combo faster).
    Gauntlet of Zeus (assuming fully upgraded):
    Controls          Comments
    []                A simple attack. If you keep pressing the square button
                      you can pull off a handy short combo that can cause real
    L + []            Olympic strike- an attack in which you charge up the gauntlet
                      and let an unsuspecting enemy have it. It is very powerful
                      but can be slow. Sometimes just holding L1 and tapping []
                      instead of charging it up can be useful as it knocks enemies
                      back and still causes good damage, enabling you to have space
                      to mash them some more. It can also be used in the air, which 
                      is quick and powerful.
    L + ()            Lightning Thrash- A useful run up which can be used in
                      conjunction with a [] or /\ to cause considerable damage to
                      nearby enemies. Also can be done in the air.
    L + /\            Olympic Thunder- As the name suggests, this is a big and
                      powerful weapon. Like the Olympic Strike it has to be charged
                      up but can cause loads of damage to nearby enemies. Very
                      useful in areas crowded with enemies. It can take a few
                      valuable seconds to charge up though, which can leave you
                      vulnerable. It can also be used in the air, which I highly
                      recommend as oppose to doing it on the ground, as it is much
                      faster to charge up.
    The Efreet
    This is definitely the best of all the magic powers, as it is quick, can cause
    huge damage to nearby enemies and you are invulnerable whilst you use it. It is
    initiated by holding R and pressing /\. It is certainly worth upgrading as 
    oppose to the other magic powers. After upgrading it to level 2, you can tap 
    () after initialling the Efreet to cause the demon thing to pound the ground
    some more and trigger more damage. Upgrading it to level 3 causes the demon to 
    cause a large explosion before it vanishes, which can really rack up the damage
    to your enemies.
    Light of Dawn
    Another ranged magic power in God of War and again it is very limited in its 
    uses and is not really needed in the normal game at all. It is initiated by 
    holding R and pressing [], and can be charged at level 3. However, in challenge
    3, it can prove to be an extremely useful weapon if upgraded to level 3. It is 
    relatively cheap to do and I definitely advise doing so before starting 
    challenge 3.
    Charon's Wrath
    This is reasonably useful during normal game-play. It causes some enemies to be 
    stunned, leaving you with a great chance to mash your enemies. The magic power 
    also hits the enemies significantly itself, but it only really works well on 
    smaller enemies. It is initiated by holding R and pressing (). It is pretty
    useless in the Challenges of Hades, so you don't need to upgrade this if you
    are short on orbs.
    Sun Shield
    This shield is a bit like the Golden Fleece in God of War 2 in that it can
    cause you to parry your opponent's attacks by tapping L just before an opponent
    attacks you, and also can reflect ranged attacks if you press L just before a 
    ranged weapon hits you. However, it isn't  as great as the fleece as it doesn't 
    block as much (in particular, Medusa's gaze). However, it is still worth 
    investing in the upgrade, as it is cheap and allows you to cause significant 
    damage after a parry, by pressing [] or /\.
    <===A Few General Tips (INT003)==>
    * Try to be as quick as possible. A lot of these challenges have time limits of 
    some kind and you will have to cause a lot of damage in a short space of time, 
    without damaging yourself. In these situations the Gauntlet of Zeus is often 
    preferred, as its attacks cause more damage and the combos are quicker.
    * Parry and evade a lot. Parrying attacks knocks your opponent away and gives 
    you time to launch a powerful attack of your own. Make sure you practice 
    parrying attacks as it can prove to be a lifesaver. Evading is also great, 
    especially against the larger enemies, whose attacks cannot be blocked. It can 
    get you out of a tight pickle and is quicker that running a short distance. It 
    is a bit more difficult to do on the PSP than on the PS2 so make sure you are 
    comfortable with it.
    * Try to avoid doing the long combos. Whilst they can cause some great damage, 
    they leave you vulnerable to attack and can't be stopped mid-way through (e.g. 
    Cyclone of Chaos). These attacks are OK for small enemies but only try to use 
    them when you are confident you won't be hit mid-way through your attack.
    *Initialling mini-games is not always a good idea, particularly when there is a 
    time limit of some kind, and sometimes they can be difficult to pull off. If 
    you are under time constraints, just continue using your weapons to defeat the 
    enemy faster, but when there are no time constraints, I'd still recommend 
    activating mini-games.
    * If you are being pounded by enemies the Efreet can often save you. It causes 
    huge damage to enemies nearby and makes you invulnerable whilst it is
    activated. It is a MUST to have this at level 3 before you start any of the
    challenges. The Efreet is also fantastic against Medusas, if you ever come up
    in a situation where a Medusa is attacking you with a Medusa's gaze, launching
    the Efreet will protect you and mash the Medusa, and is less work than 
    continuously rolling away from the gaze.
    * Always attack birds by tapping circle when facing one, as this will kill them 
    quickly and you are invulnerable whilst in the process of killing a bird in 
    this way.
    * Block when you can- it is easier than rolling and takes less time. It is also 
    less risky than parrying, though not as effective. However, blocking is very 
    good in places where you are being crowded out by enemies.
    * Most importantly try to avoid being hit at all costs, even if it costs a 
    little time. It is important Challenges 2, 3 and 5 in particular that you keep 
    your health as high as possible. So roll/block/parry instead of attacking when 
    you are under the risk of being attacked yourself, particularly when low on 
    health (you could argue the same cannot be said for Challenge 3).
    So... on to the main walkthrough...
    <==Challenge 1- Fiery Fate (CHA001)===>
    Mission: Burn 50 soldiers with the Efreet      |
    Main Weapon to Use: The Efreet                 |
    Time Limit?: No                                |
    Difficulty: 4/10                               |
    This one is tricky but is easier to do once you know the tactics. To do this
    challenge, having the Efreet on level 3 is a MUST. Right- first of all, wait
    until the enemies are spawned and hold down L1 to block until a lot of the
    soldiers surround you. Now unleash the wrath of the Efreet, making sure you tap
    () to get the maximum out of your attacks. You will soon see a Cyclops appear
    and he will go after the other soldiers. When you see him spawn run next to him
    and walk in front of him until he (and therefore you) are near some soldiers.
    The Cyclops doesn't seem interested in killing you, so it is fine walking in
    front of him in this way. When it looks like he is about to attack, use your
    Efreet again, and you should damage both the Cyclops and some more soldiers.
    Use it one more time and the Cyclops should be dead. 
    More soldiers will now appear, again round them up near you and unleash the
    Efreet. Sometimes jumping into a crowd of soldiers and using Efreet in the air
    is also very effective. Try to steer the soldiers near a magic/health crate, so 
    you can open it when you have killed these enemies- the trick is to open it
    when there is a small gap in the enemies dying and new ones spawning. Make sure
    you don't pick up health- you shouldn't lose much health if any in this
    challenge and you need all the magic you can get. Having said that don't leave
    it until you have run out of magic to get some more- leave enough so you can do
    one more Efreet in case you can't open the crate before more enemies surround
    Continue using the same tactic of bringing the soldiers together before killing
    them with the Efreet. Eventually another Cyclops will appear- use the same
    tactic as with the first Cyclops. When you run low on magic again, do the same
    trick as you did to get the first magic/health crate.
    Carry on using the same techniques as before- there will be another 2 Cyclopes
    to deal with. As long as you don't waste your magic killing one or two soldiers
    you should have more than enough magic to complete this challenge. Remember
    that the Cyclopes aren't part of the 50 soldiers you have to kill- so don't
    waste magic killing them if you are running low. Once you get the hang of this
    challenge, you will find that it is not to bad to complete.
    <==Challenge 2- Perfection (CHA002)===>
    Mission: Kill 20 fire guards without being hit |
    Main Weapon to Use: Gauntlet of Zeus           |
    Time Limit?: No                                |
    Difficulty: 7/10                               |
    This one can be very annoying, especially being hit when there are only a few
    enemies left to kill. The weapon of choice is the Gauntlet of Zeus. The trick
    is to try to attack them by double jumping and pressing L + /\ to perform the
    Olympic Thunder. It is a great weapon as it mashes the fire guards and pushes
    them away. If you see a guard about to hit you whilst in mid jump try to angle
    your jump away from him. Also try to kill as many soldiers as possible at once
    with the Olympic Thunder.
    The most annoying thing is when the fire guards hit you just when you are about
    to jump. There are two ways to deal with this- if your parrying skills are good
    you can parry all of their attacks, including that jump-and-hit attack that
    they do (just blocking does not protect you against this attack). You can also
    try rolling away, which is also effective, and easier to do than parrying.
    However, if you are in a crowd of fire guards there may be nowhere to roll, in
    which case the only way to protect yourself if a guard is about to attack is to
    parry. Try to improve your parrying skills if you can't do it- the final boss
    is a great place to practice in the main game as most of Persephone's attacks
    can be blocked in the first phase of the boss.
    Sometimes this challenge is just a case of luck- just hoping that the guards
    don't hit you or spawn in annoying places. With several attempts you should
    hopefully be able to pass this challenge.
    Note: It is arguable that the above stratergy isn't really a stratergy, just
    relying on luck. Whilst it works after a few attempts, it does involve you
    being lucky. Fortunately, QUBQ came up with a real stratergy to complete this
    challenge. This stratergy only involves two attacks, uncharged Olympic Strikes
    (L + []) and a lot of evading (or rolling, if you prefer). The idea is to use
    the Olympic Strike to damage a group of enemies before rolling away from all of
    their attacks. Roll as much as you need to get to get to safety and when you
    are safe, use the same attack against them. Continue doing this and you should
    eventually kill the 20 fire guards.
    If you are feeling lucky (or brave), you can try hitting the enemies with the
    Olympic Strike, rolling away and then straight away using the Olympic Strike
    again to cause serious damage to the fire guards. The trick with this tactic is
    to keep your rhythm and not to take too many chances. Try also to group the
    guards together, so your attacks do maximum damage.
    Just choose the tactic you feel more happy with and you should be home and dry
    with this challenge.
    <==Challenge 3- Life is Short (CHA003)===>
    Mission: You are losing health rapidly- kill   |
             all of your enemies to survive        |
    Main Weapon to Use: Gauntlet of Zeus           |
    Time Limit?: Yes (your health meter)           |
    Difficulty: 7/10                               |
    Note: Thanks to tYRE_602 on gamespot.com for the hint on how to beat the
    This can be infuriating challenge can take a while to finish- so grab a coffee
    and make sure you are as calm as possible before giving this challenge a try.
    This is also the one place when the Light of Dawn can be invaluable- I suggest
    you upgrade it to level 3 before starting this challenge. It is fairly cheap in
    terms of orbs and will make the first part of this challenge much easier.
    If you have used this guide before, you may have noticed I have reduced the
    difficulty level of this challenge. This is thanks to M Werkz, who showed me a
    brilliant way of quickly finishing the birds that you have to encounter in this
    When you start the challenge a minotaur will come out of the ground. When he
    starts to pop out mash him with the Light of Dawn- hold down R and tap [] as
    fast as you can. After a while he will get into a sprinting position and then
    charge at you. Roll out of the way, as this attack can cause plenty of damage
    and you won't have enough health left to complete the challenge. Continue
    pounding him with the Light of Dawn, rolling away from all his attacks- whilst
    they are powerful they are slow and fairly predictable so you should be able to
    roll away from his attacks. Eventually you will run out of magic, so switch to
    the Gauntlet of Zeus and hit him a few times. You should find that the Light of
    Dawn did plenty of damage so you only need a couple of hits to finish the
    minotaur off. He will deposit some health when he dies so make sure you grab it
    If you need any more health, kill one of the people on the pillars at the
    front, but if you have finished the minotaur fast enough you should find you
    will only need to kill one, or at maximum two people to get full health.
    You will now be made to wait around for a while whilst you lose more precious
    health. Finally, some birds will appear. There is more than one way to deal
    with these pests, so try all of them and pick which one you think is the best.
    My personal choice (again, thanks to M Werks) is double jump in the air and use
    () attacks. When they appear begin to continuously double jump and tap () to 
    kill the birds, making sure you position Kratos near a cluster of birds each 
    time. This seems to be the quickest and safest way of dealing with these pests,
    as the animation doesn't take that long and you are pretty much invulnerable
    whilst in the process of killing the birds.
    Continue double jumping and taping () to finish the birds- there are plenty of
    them and it could take you a while. Try to draw the birds, closer to the
    bodies- that way when you get a chance you can quickly kill the people and grab
    the health. It is not necessarily wise to wait until you have low health to
    kill the people- just kill them as soon as you have time and you can utilise 
    all of the health they give you (so don't kill them when you have full health
    or otherwise the health they give you won't do anything).
    Another popular way to deal with the birds is with the Olympic Thunder (L + /\)
    attack (thanks Garrick Tan for this suggestion). The trick is to double-jump
    into a crowd of birds and then press L + /\. This is very effective as kills a
    fair few birds very quickly, but just watch out that you don't get hit whilst
    using this combo, or you will lose precious health.
    Another method is to use the Olympic strike attack (L + []) without charging
    the attack, to kill the birds (thanks QUBQ for this tactic). Again this is a
    fast combo and kills birds with one hit, but be wary that you don't get hit
    whilst using this combo, or you will lose precious health. Just choose the
    attack that you feel most comfortable with.
    After what seems like an age the birds will stop coming. Quickly kill any
    remaining people and walk to the centre, keeping a finger over the L and []
    buttons. You need to be just shy of a quarter of a bar of health to be able to
    complete this challenge.
    After a while you will eventually see a fire defender come out of the ground.
    As soon as you see where he is being spawned press and hold L and [] to charge
    an Olympic Strike. Once fully charged release the buttons to charge the attack
    at the fire defender. If it was fully charged he should be killed in one go. If
    not tap square quickly to finish him off.
    There will be 2 more fire defenders to kill in the same way and they will
    appear one at a time. The game makes you wait around for a while before each
    one appears by which time you will have lost quite a bit of health. This can be
    extremely infuriating and you may often finding yourself die right at the end.
    Just keep calm and if you die have another go- it is very easy to get
    frustrated on this challenge. After enough attempts you will hopefully get
    success with this challenge.
    <==Challenge 4- Crunch Time (CHA004)===>
    Mission: Break all objects before time runs out|
    Main Weapon to Use: Gauntlet of Zeus           |
    Time Limit?: Yes                               |
    Difficulty: 7/10                               |
    After that horrible challenge you will now be faced with a slightly easier, but
    no means simple challenge. Once you grasp the technique though you should find
    that it can be done with enough practice.
    When you see the instructions at the bottom before you start the challenge,
    hold down R as you press X. As soon as the message disappears tap /\ to
    initiate the Efreet. This should destroy all the nearby objects, but make sure
    you DON'T tap (), as this will waste precious time.
    When you did the Efreet you will have seen the Medusa statue things in the
    corners do Medusa's gazes at you. There are 8 of these around the room and they
    are activated alternately, so the ones that did the Medusa's gaze when you did
    the Efreet won't do it next time round. This gives you a chance to break the
    objects without being turned to stone.
    When you have finished with the Efreet, go to the stone man that is standing
    diagonally left to where you started (in a North-West direction), directly in
    front of where a Medusa statue did a Medusa's gaze. Using the Gauntlet of Zeus,
    destroy this statue and work your way around the room in a clockwise direction, 
    destroying all of the stone men and pillars as you pass them. Don't destroy the
    big statues on the edges of the room yet- we will deal with them later. Use
    simple [] attacks- don't bother using any charged attacks as these take too
    long to initiate and waste time in the process. If you have timed yourself
    right, you will just about avoid all of the Medusa's gazes taking place around
    the room. If however, find yourself being hit by a Medusa's gaze roll away, as
    being turned to stone will waste too much time and you will probably fail the
    Once you have destroyed the small objects, move on to the larger objects, on
    the edge of the room, avoiding the huge statue at the front of the room for
    now. Use the same attacks and again work your way around in a clockwise
    direction, making sure you are not standing directly in front of a Medusa
    statue when breaking one, as you will be turned to stone if it does a Medusa's
    When you have finally destroyed the larger statues, you will have one object
    left to break, the huge statue at the front. You will need about 6 seconds to
    destroy it, so if you have less than 5 seconds left you might as well restart
    the challenge. Again use simple [] attacks, and with practice you should be
    able to complete the challenge with a few seconds left to spare.
    Note: You may find this video by kollgian on
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rPPH5_LFFA&feature=related very useful, as it
    helped me pass this level. Thanks kollgian!
    Hint from Garrick Tan: when hitting the statues on the outside + medusas, it is
    good to stay in between 2 while tapping [] as it hits both at the same time,
    and that can be done in conjunction with hitting the big statue, not needing to
    skip it, saving valuable running time!
    <==Challenge 5- Epic Brawl (CHA005)===>
    Mission: Kill all your enemies                 |
    Main Weapon to Use: Gauntlet of Zeus           |
    Time Limit?: No                                |
    Difficulty: 5/10                               |
    After all the previous challenges, you would expect this challenge to be a
    nightmare. Given the name, it also seems like a monster challenge. You will,
    however, be disappointed (or delighted, depending on which way you look at it).
    Whilst this challenge isn't as easy as pie, it isn't too difficult and can 
    definitely be finished after a few attempts.
    Just a note before you start, you will encounter many big enemies who can be
    finished with min-games (when a "()" appears above their heads). I highly
    recommend finishing them off in this way when you can.
    When you start the challenge, some birds will be spawned. These are tougher
    than the birds in challenge 3 but they are still not difficult to kill. Switch
    to your Blades of Chaos and hit them once with [] and then press () in their
    direction to kill them. Continue doing this even after you see guards spawn
    from the ground- remember you are invulnerable whilst killing the birds. If a
    guard tries to hit you whilst at work killing the birds just parry or block
    their attacks, or press () to cause a bit of damage to them.
    When all of the birds are dead, switch to the Gauntlet of Zeus and use the
    Olympic Thunder (L + /\) in mid-jump to take care of the guards. Try to clump
    them together before using the attack as you will cause more damage this way.
    Again, parry or block their attacks when they are about to attack you. Even if
    they do, their attacks don't really cause much damage.
    Eventually once you've dealt with these, Medusa's will spawn. These will pose
    the biggest problem in this Challenge, as the Medusa's gaze can cause instant
    death if someone hits you whilst you are turned to stone. Constantly hit them
    with [] with the Gauntlet of Zeus to prevent them from using Medusa's gaze.
    Another effective attack you can use is the Olympic strike (L + []), without
    charging the attack. Continuously doing this pounds the Medusas to the ground,
    and they can't really get up, making it extremely useful in this challenge.
    More guards will appear but try to focus on the Medusa's primarily, as they are
    your biggest threat. If a Medusa does a Medusa's gaze quickly use the Efreet
    to damage them and stop the Medusa's gaze. Furthermore, you are protected from
    the gaze when using the Efreet. Alternatively you could roll away, but the
    Efreet is a more effective option.
    Continue using this method and when you have a chance also deal with the
    guards. There will be a small pause when new enemies re-spawn, use this time to
    get either a crate of health or magic, depending on what you need most (the
    crates are to the left and right of the arena).
    The medusas will eventually die off and you will be left with guards. Just use
    the Olympic Thunder in mid-jump to kill them. After killing these guards two
    Cyclopes will join the scene. To kill them, use charged Olympic Strikes (L+[]).
    Their attacks are powerful but slow, so roll away when you see that they are
    ready to launch an attack. More Cyclopes will appear. If you run short of
    health and didn't pick it up before, lure the guards away from the crates and
    then run to the health crate and open it. The Cyclopes are too slow and won't
    reach you before you reach the health crate. You can also use the Efreet here
    to attack them- use a similar tactic if you need to get the magic crate if you
    didn't pick it up before.
    The Cyclopes will eventually go, use this opportunity to open any magic/health
    crates if you haven't already. More Medusa's will now appear- deal with them
    the same way you did before. If you run out of magic, just roll away from them
    when they are doing a Medusa's gaze. Don't do an Olympic Thunder (L + /\)
    attack in the air when near a Medusa, as if you get turned to stone whilst in
    the air, you will die when you hit the floor.
    Continue pounding the Medusas and guards- there will be plenty of guards
    spawning so continue hammering them. More birds will join the fight, so switch
    to your Blades of Chaos and hit them with [] before pressing () when facing
    them. Remember to try to kill them before the guards, as they are a nuisance
    when you are trying to kill the guards. You could use the Olympic Thunder to
    kill them too, but it is safer to kill them using the Blades of Chaos in the
    way described. There are many birds to deal with so just take your time in
    killing them.
    Once you are sure the birds are gone, continue killing the guards. A knight
    may also show up (in my game, he sometimes shows up, but sometimes doesn't,
    I don't know if this is just my game or what). If he appears, attack him with
    charged Olympic Strikes (L + []). After enough slaughtering you will finally
    complete the challenge, and with it the Challenges of Hades. Hip, hip, horary!
    <==Cheats (CHE001)==>
    Are you completely stuck, despite all the hours poured into this guide to try
    to make completing these challenges as easy as possible? Have I tried but
    failed miserably failed to help you via e-mail? Or is it the case that you
    simply can't be bothered? Whatever brought you to this section of the guide,
    there is an easy way out of the misery of these challenges- for players of God
    of War- Chains of Olympus who have the PAL version of the game (generally 
    applies to Europe, but it works elsewhere too). To make things very easy, I
    have uploaded my profile game save for this game, it is on GameFAQs, so if you
    are reading this off another website, go to this address:
    The one to download is the one by me (TheGoonerKid). Make sure you backup your
    old game save profile in case this does not work. If you want instructions as
    to how to upload the game save onto your PSP, see this solution by bdsport445
    on http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070224113929AAaFowE&show=7.
    Not only does this game save complete the Challenge of the Gods for you, it
    also unlocks everything, including the treasures unlocked after finishing God
    Mode. So if you use this file in conjunction with the file from vanilla_sex on
    GameFAQs.com, you will effectively have a complete game (the file by
    vanilla_sex is a God Mode game save of the main game). How cool is that!
    I can imagine many of you with an NTSC copy of the game feeling a bit left out.
    However, I have reason to believe that the game save by JKiii on the same page
    also does the same as my game save, but for the NTSC version of the game.
    If you have any questions about the game save don't hesitate in contacting me
    at the e-mail address above.
    Finally, it would be very nice if you at least tried to follow my guide to
    complete these challenges, as it will make me feel very sad if all my efforts
    went to waste, and it feels a lot better to complete the game yourself :-).  
    <==Rewards (REW001)===>
    So, you've battled through the 5 Challenges of Hades and finally managed to get
    through them. So what do you get in return? The answer, sadly, is not very
    You unlock 2 things: a McKratos costume for the main game and "The Lost Levels"
    movie. I have to admit I did like the McKratos costume. It definitely makes
    you laugh and the cut scenes in the game look hilarious with a guy wearing a
    kilt walking around. However, this does get boring eventually and the fact that
    he's so powerful makes the game too easy.
    The "Lost Levels" movie sounds better than it actually is. Some of the levels
    look great and its a shame more weren't added. However, there is no commentary
    to explain the levels or why they got dropped and the movie certainly feels
    like something they added at the last minute. It's a shame they didn't go into
    more detail.
    So after all that work, you don't really get much of a reward. One thing you
    can take away though is pride that you managed to complete it!
    <==Credits (END001)===>
    Well first and foremost, a big thank-you must go to the people at Ready at Dawn
    and of course the creators of God of War- Chains of Olympus, for making a great
    game and filling hours of what could have been boredom time!
    Also a big thanks to tYRE_602 on gamespot.com for the hint on how to beat the
    minotaur on challenge 3 and kollgian for sharing that YouTube video and helping
    me complete challenge 4. Otherwise I could have been stuck for hours on end!
    Big thanks also to QUBQ and Garrick for alternative stratergies to challenges
    2 and 3, and to Ayden Snell for spotting a typo in challenge 5. Thanks also to
    GameFAQs for hosting this guide.
    And finally thanks to you for reading this guide. Otherwise it would have been
    pointless for me to produce this guide!
    If you have any queries about this guide or suggestions don't hesitate in
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    "(dot)" with ".").
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