God of War: Chains of Olympus FAQ/ Walkthrough





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God of War: Chains of Olympus FAQ/Walkthrough

For PSP

Version 1.0 (3/13/08)

Written by Brad Russell "TheGum"

(email at the bottom)

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Version 1.0 - completed main game, and there may be an update at some point.

(3/13/08)





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Table Of Contents

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Use Ctrl + F and type in the code to quick find.



Section:Code:



1. A Brief Foreword

2. ControlsCON2222

3. Starter TipsTIPS333

4. WalkthroughFAQ4444



The Shores of AtticaTSOA111

BOSS: BasiliskBAS222

BOSS: Persian KingPERKING333

BOSS: Basilisk Round 2BASR2444

The City of MarathonTCOM555

The Temple of HeliosTTOH666

The Caves of OlympusTCOO777

The Temple of Helios Part 2TTOHP2888

The River StyxTRS999

BOSS: CharonCHAR1010

The Depths of TartarusTDOT1111

BOSS: Charon Round 2CHAR21212

The Temple of PersephoneTTOP1313

Fields of ElysiumFOE1414

BOSS: PersephonePER1515





5. Attacks and Combo ListCOMBO55

6. Bonus Stuff and Game ModesEXTRA66

7. Author Info / Copyright







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* 1. A Brief Foreword *

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Took a while, but perhaps the PSP finally has it's very own killer app, whereas

the DS just tossed out as much Mario and Sudoku as possible. I'll be honest,

I just got this PSP a few weeks ago, not even for this game, but the timing is

more than coincidence. To anyone thinking of getting a PSP just for this game,

also grab Tekken.



As far as this game, it's short, and I would have thought it shorter had I not

been writing this guide while playing, among other things that interrupted

playing time. You get six hours, seven hours tops, but that should not be a

knock against this game. Just like Call of Duty 4, this game cuts out the

filler and delivers solid gameplay from start to finish. Just think of it this

way: if you like condensed, more solid gameplay that is short, you'll not feel

cheated at all, and if you prefer as much playing time as possible with as

much repitition as can be tolerated, go grab Mass Effect or Assassin's Creed

(yeah, those games are great, but not perfect).



This game is way smooth for visuals - something about maxing out the processor

or something like that. It's got great graphics, sounds awesome, good enough

story that even ties into the other two titles, and the combat is pure fun. If

you got a PSP, no reason to pass this up.



TheGum.







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* 2. Controls ( CON2222 ) *

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X Button - jump

O Button - grab, use, most-used in button-pressing sequences

Triangle - heavy attack

Square - light attack

L Button - evade with R and tilt stick, block

R Button - evade with L and tilt stick, used with other buttons for magic

Analog Stick - move, learn to spin for finishers

D-Pad - Down will change weapons when you get the second

START - upgrade screen, move list, and inventory

SELECT - pause and options







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* 3. Starter Tips ( TIPS333 ) *

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*Combos are over-doing it - seriously, they may be fun to perform, but most

just lead to you getting hit mid-combo. While an enemy is on the ground is

probably the best time to do a long combo, otherwise, stick to simple moves.



*Watch for the O prompt, and sometimes don't - early on, the mini game to kill

most enemies is the best way to kill them. But late in the game, it may be

best just to use the Gauntlet's charged up Square attack or an Efreet.



*You can block most attacks - simple as that. It's usually a better tactic

than rolling or jumping away, and you'll know the attacks you can and can't

block from each enemy.



*Grab the right enemies - you can just walk up and grab a lot of the early

enemies, but later enemies won't be so easy. Late in the game, most enemies

require some damage before you can grab them.



*Efreet, nuff said - yeah, use it to kill big enemies or large groups of bad

guys. You get a lot of blue orbs throughout, so don't be afraid to use this to

save you from death, and yes, you are invincible while doing it. It's even

better with upgrades.



*Gauntlet of Zeus > Blades of Chaos - yes, the equation doesn't lie. It's

mainly because the gauntlet will stun enemies and even stop their attacks. This

is the weapon to use to finish off enemies that have the O above their head,

just it's Square attack is enough.



*You have a move list screen - Just press start and R to see all the combos

and moves you have while in game. Refer to section 5 for advice on each attack

and all the combos.







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* 4. Walkthrough ( FAQ4444 ) *

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God Of War: Chains of Olympus Walkthrough





This is on the normal difficulty.





The Shores of Attica( TSOA111 )

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*NOTE: Remember, you have a move list if you press Start and then R.*



Start by killing the first wave of enemies, learning to combo both attacks and

finishing with the heavy attack for the power slam on the ground. Use the grab

and the double jump, and remember you can attack while in the air. Eventually

you will see a focus on the ballista and more enemies will appear. Just kill

them and then go pull back on the arrow, fire, bust the crates on this roof,

check the body on the side, and then jump down.



*NOTE: You could save the upcoming chest, if you are at full health.*





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BOSS: Basilisk( BAS222 )



Just a few enemies to finish off down here, more crates, and a health chest.

When you try to open the door, be ready to mash the O button in the scene, and

then a fight with another monster. This fight is a joke, as about every other

hit will spill health. Just attack and be ready to dodge both attacks, but it

doesn't matter a whole lot. When the O appears above the Basilisk's head, go

follow the button sequence. Then out the door.



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On the beach, just watch for the glowing red circles on the ground as you push

the ram to the gate, but before you bust it down, go open the red orb chest on

the right and save your game on the left. Use the ram to bust down the door and

go through for a fight.



At the broken bridge you just swim over the water and kill the archers, and

remember you can jump and dodge to avoid the arrows. There is a health chest

if you need it. For the crank, you just turn it to lower the door and then run

through before it closes. It's simple, just turn it so that you end up on the

side in the direction of the door, run, and then do a dodge to roll under

the door.



There is a fight and then break the wooden boards that reveal a ladder. Climb

up to the next level, jump off, and open a chest for a Gorgon Eye. At the

top, press O to knock down the block, fight, and then go left for an orb

chest. Then go right and across a beam, careful to keep your balance, and then

you hit a health chest and a door.





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BOSS: Persian King( PERKING333 )



After the scene, you got a fight with a Persian King, which is odd. Either way,

he is dangerous, so know when to block, when to double jump away, and when

to dodge. For his normal swinging attack, just block (L), but for his charging

attack where his blade turns red, just jump away or roll. For his big attack

where you see a big red guy above his head, be sure to roll away. Just keep

using your Square button to pelt him with small, ranged attacks, and combo

when you see fit, but when you do combo you must be ready to avoid any attack

he may use. You don't have to focus on the minions, but don't let them swarm

you or anything if you know what I mean; just attack them when he is not

nearby. Once you see the O above his head, do the button press sequence, which

is done only after the cutscene.



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You obtain The Efreet. Then you can test it out on the few enemies, and then

go hit both gates to open them. On the left is a save and the door to go

beyond, but you want to go into the cell on the right for a hot naked encounter

with two prisoners (you can only earn orbs once, but feel free to play as many

times as you must). Take the path out after you save.



The object in this area is to kill the enemies, knock down both ladders, and

then turn the ballista into position to fire at the Basilisk. Don't forget to

use the health/magic chest for whatever you need. Before you leave, go to the

ballista and turn it to look straight ahead, where it should lock into place.

Look into the distance and notice a structure, but you will probably look at

the wrong place. Either way, just fire a bolt and you should see part of a

wall break. That is for a hidden chest later on.



Break some jars on the sides and then up the ladder (I hope you realize that

crates and barrels are always around, so I shouldn't have to mention them all

the time). Up the ladder will be an orb and Phoenix Feather chest. Then go turn

the crank to go below.



In the open you run into another Cyclops. Just pelt him with combos, aerial and

press Triangle is my preferred attack, and then roll away as soon as he starts

to attack. Don't forget to use your Efreet and when he's low, go do the button

press. Then use the two chests and go out the gate.



Through it will be some archers, and then grab the orb chest and the Gorgon

Eye on the left. Save and go up the ladder to wall climb. At the top, make your

way right and knock down two ladders, then jump across a gap to land on a roof

with two archers. Kill them and grab the orb chest and the Phoenix Feather. Now

jump back and go kill the other archer on the other roof, and go ahead and kill

the others and knock down the ladders. Now, if you used the ballista way back

to make a hole in this structure, go inside for the Gorgon Eye and don't forget

to use that multi-chest. Then go break the wall on the right and pull the lever

that will take you down, and you can't come back up.



*NOTE: If you didn't use the ballista to make the hole, you could have gone the

relatively-short distance back to do it still.*



Down here, go left for orbs in crates and a chest. At this time you should

go to the pause menu where you will find the Power Up screen, as well as other

screens if you press L or R. But if you press X while you have the Blades of

Chaos selected, you will spend your orbs toward an upgrade. You should be about

600 or so short, so keep that in mind as you progress. And yes, you could spend

them on your Efreet, but don't. Anyway, go through the door atop the steps.



After the scene, go kill the soldiers. Where you find the archers, there will

be an orb chest, and then go around the corner for an alley with two more.

After you comb the area for crates, go find the big box and kick it onto the

pressure pad by the door. Then pick up the body you saw the Basilisk drop and

take it through to drop it on another pressure pad. Go through the second door.



An orb chest, save point, health and magic, then a Phoenix Feather, and all of

it in this hallway. Open the door and go out into the wide open area for what

else, a boss fight.





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BOSS: Basilisk Round 2( BASR2444 )



Run to the end of the bridge and he will show. The trick is to attack, but

not up close. He has three attacks while on the bridge: claw swipe, chomps

twice, and fire sweep. You dodge the swipe by rolling, even into the claw just

before it strikes will work, usually. To avoid the chomping, you must not be

too close and hopefully on the left side, so that all you have to do is roll

backward, but not too far so that he will move up closer. And the fire is jump-

overable.



As far as attacking, just stay on the left and attack his claw, but make sure

you aren't attacking the sides and missing him. He may also get you in a bite,

but shouldn't see it unless you are at the end of the bridge; and you just tap

L and R one after the other. The object is to fight him back toward the door

where he will jump above and spit fireballs. Just don't get too far from him

so that he moves farther from the door, but attack the claw from a medium

distance and pelt with Square attacks.



When he is above the door, run toward his claw and notice the fireballs. Jump

when they almost hit the ground and press O when you can. All you have to do is

spin the joystick left from the top around in "light" circles, and I say light

because spinning as fast as you can doesn't seem to work, but not too light;

just make sure you are pulling him toward you.



Then you must repeat pushing him back one more time, which will be just the

same process. After this time, there will be one more go at his claw on the

bridge, and as soon as you stun him, quickly run to his throat and press O.

Follow the button presses and you're done.



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Don't forget to upgrade the Blades of Chaos. Go open the chest for a Phoenix

Feather, then climb over the ledge for an orb chest, and then climb down to the

bottom.





The City of Marathon( TCOM555 )

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Save and break open the door for a quick scene. You can test out your new moves

on him, and it's good because you should block his attacks too while not doing

the Cyclone of Chaos, and feel free to use the Efreet too if he's blocking. Go

through the doorway and break the wooden boards you see in front of you for an

orb chest and a another chest which doesn't have an eye or feather.



*NOTE: Grabbing these guys as they block works too, and there is a death

animation when they are almost dead.*



Run into the open for a fight with three undead; remember to do cyclones and

use the Efreet when they block. There is an orb chest in the first house, and

then you run into another fight as well as undead archers that fire faster than

humans. Quickly kill the soldiers and then cyclone the archers to death. There

is health and magic chests, as well as another orb chest in a house on the

left side of the street, and then two in the next house on the right.



At the fog and after the quick scene, push the box through the fog for a short

distance to open the door. Inside, near the door will be a chest with a Gorgon

Eye. Move ahead to fight a Gorgon. You can Efreet over and over until the O

appears above its head, or attack and dodge or block its attacks. When these

things shriek, quickly tap the L and R one after the other and roll away to

avoid the attack, or block. If you do the button press, there are just two.

You will probably have to fight one more, but whatever you do, quickly turn

the crank on the right to close the gate and stop the flow of Gorgon.



Kill the archers down the way, grab the orb chest on the right, and then go

back for a torch on the statue. Bring it to the wagon down the slope and toss

it in. Start pushing it through the fog until there is an archer on the left.

Stop and then go and kill him and open the chests. Then push the wagon a bit

farther for an enemy on the right. Kill him and collect a Phoenix Feather in

a chest for what should be your fifth to gain more magic. Keep pushing the

wagon to the end and run forward.



Now you encounter a Sabre Tooth Tiger? Whatever it is, you can Efreet it until

the O appears and then follow the three joystick sequences. Either that or pelt

him with Square attacks and dodge and roll his attacks, or just cyclone and

block if you can. Then break the rock on the right, kill some archers, open

some chests, and then climb up the wall.





The Temple of Helios( TTOH666 )

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Save and then check out the points of interest at this shrine, but nothing you

can do now. Just save and cross the bridge. A quick fight with soldiers and

a Gorgon, so feel free to Efreet and cyclone followed by some grabs. Move along

to the rocky area where you can bust some little spikes by the wall for orbs.

Climb the cliff, ignoring the steps half-way up that leads to a locked door,

and there will be a long cutscene at the top.



Check the statue and then go straight left across the pool for a Gorgon Eye

which should give you five and more health. There is an orb chest in the corner

of the other pool, and then go save and don't use the health chest if you don't

need to. Take the lift up.



Fight some bombers and then go into both little paths on the right for jars and

a Phoenix Feather. Left of the lift will be a fight with some more nimble

enemies with two blades. Just block and then attack, and always grab one every

now and then. When you grab one that is low on health, be ready to spin the

joystick from one side to another in a short time to a quick kill. Then use the

chest and pull the lever. Then take the lift back down and save.



Swing into the courtyard and up the steps to go left. There is a pretty tough

fight, but blocking, cyclones, and Efreets will get you by, just don't grab

too much, and if you find the spinning joystick finisher hard, just don't do

it.



After the fight, go through the open gate, kill the bomber, pull the lever,

and then go to the shiny door and spin the joystick to open it. Lots of

plantars, an orb chest, and a breakable statue in this long hallway. At the end

will be a fight with some birds (not Harpies I think). Just press O for all of

them to grab and stomp them for easy kills. An orb chest in the corner and you

can pull out both statues to reveal levers. Pull both and read the tablet in

the center.



*NOTE: Either get the upgrade for the Efreet now or just wait for the Chaos

upgrade. You'll get about 5000 soon, so it's up to you. But I do say get the

Efreet.*



Take the left door for a hall with many statues to break and a save point.

There is also a multi-chest that could give you enough orbs for the upgrade for

the Efreet. Anyway, go back to the lever room and then take the right doorway.

You have a fight with some new enemies, but all they do extra is perform a

jumping attack that is unblockable, so roll away when they go to the air. Just

pelt them with Square attacks and wait for the O prompt to do a one button

press sequence. Then pull the lever and go through the open door, saving if

you like.



In the next big room, below the stairs on the right will be a Phoenix Feather

and some orb chests nearby. Then step on the lift and break the two clamps to

get the lift dropping. It's the same new enemies you just faced, so keep the

roll buttons ready. There are five or maybe six of them and the lift will stop

at the bottom, whether you're done with them or not. Then you will have to

fight what I will call an Armor. The game gives you the Square, Square,

Triangle button combo to break it's shield, so do that and then follow up with

an Efreet and maybe another. It will be hard to see, but you should either have

the O prompt above its head, or you are close to getting it. When that is over,

step off and open all the chests along the wall.



Up the steps and through the door will be a big room. Go right for a quick

statue and then left for two orb chests. Push over the pillar for a scene with

chests of the other sort - ha ha, boobies. Read the tablet on the left and

then go right for a blinking point on the ground that will let you grab the

wall and bring down a piece. Cross over and then come forward, or backward

depending on how you look at it, and you'll find an orb chest along with a

Gorgon Eye. Then into the middle room; you can go left and right for orbs and

an orb chest now or later. Then beat up on the throne to get the Sun Shield.



You will fight just three enemies and you can test out the Sun Shield; just

tap L right before the enemy attacks to reflect it. It's hard to do this, so

if you miss the first attack, just consider rolling away, or just don't try it,

it's up to you. After the fight, take the stairs on either side all the way up

for statues, chests, and a Gorgon Eye. Feel free to upgrade the Sun Shield as

it is cheap. Then go into the bottom room and into the recovery area for health

and magic and a save point. Go up the stairs to be back at the start of the

temple.



Go left for a fight with archers and Sabre Tooths. The Efreet does wonders

against the tigers, and it helps clear the archers too. After the fight, use

the shield on the center of the circular area to reveal steps. Take them down

to a room with two big statues that you can move. Push them forward and get an

orb chest on the left. Then come to the big wall and pull it out. Quickly jump

up to the top to the horse statue and open the door on the left for two orb

chests. Then go back to the wall and pull it out again. As it retreats, go

around the left side and jump in the opening to get on the other side.



Go around to the right to find a Phoenix Feather. Then go pull both statues

back so that the light goes into the two spots on the wall. Then jump on the

platform, stand on the glowing spot, press L to use the Sun Shield, and then

tap O to use the light. Then go back to the previous room and go up to the

horse statue to set a light back at the shrine. Take the big steps down and

you'll hit a health chest.



In this big room, go right for a Gorgon Eye. And then left through a portal.





The Caves of Olympus( TCOO777 )

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Save and jump in the water. Go right for a Gorgon Eye and two orb chests (I

got the Chaos upgrade 2 here, you may be close or already have it). Then go

left and start climbing the rock wall. Then you'll find Triton's Lance and you

can jump off the side and into the water. Swim left and dive with Square. While

underwater, Square dives and X rises, and holding R will let you dash. Go all

the way left for a multi-chest and an orb chest. Then swim all the way right

and dash through the bars to get through.



Dash through a second set of bars to find two orb chests and a Phoenix Feather.

Keep going until you hit the lever. Pull it to reveal another path along the

rock wall. Take it up, noting the ceiling commands for the short distance, and

at the top you will open a door.



*NOTE: You can save before climbing up the wall the second time, just in case

you health is low and you don't trust your skills.*



Then you meet a Minotaur. Do NOT use the cyclone attack. He has three main

attacks: a double sword swipe, a headbutt, and a charge. For the double swipe,

just jump and then stay low, or roll back. For the headbutt, you can try to

repel it with the Sun Shield, but good luck with that; you should just stay a

bit away and roll after a few slashes. And he only charges when you're far away

from him. Just stay a bit away and do small slashes, and feel free to use up

all your magic on Efreet attacks. Try to save the health chest for after the

fight, but use it if you must. Though it's hard to see, he will have a O above

his head, so try to get him away from the wall and use it; if you're close to

the door you came from, it may block your view in the sequence.



After the fight, use the multi-chest for health, or magic if you haven't lost

any health. Turn the crank and go across the bridge for a boob-tastic cutscene

- like seriously, did anyone catch what she said, or what her face looks like?

After that, go left for a multi-chest for magic. Keep going and dive when at

the water to find a Gorgon Eye in a chest, which should be your tenth and give

you yet another health upgrade. Swim to dry land and kill some enemies, or

ignore. Save and use the chest if you like and go grab the Primordial Fire.



You will then see the three statues set their shields in front of you. Go to

the back of the platform and wait for a shield to glow, face it, wait for it

to fire, and tap L right before the fireball hits you. Do this three times and

you get the Light of Dawn. Then you have to kill six enemies that throw fire

at you. Pressing L is easy to reflect, or you can test out the Light of Dawn.

Either way, after they are dead, go left and right for orbs and a Phoenix

Feather and then go down the center; all of it is connected and it should be

your tenth feather for another magic upgrade.



Open the door and go through, drop down, and it's another fight. You can fight,

or just jump off the side into the water below. Use the save point and go back

through the portal.





The Temple of Helios Part 2( TTOHP2888 )

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Back in the temple, you just use the point on the floor and then cross over the

magical fire bridge to be at a place you've been before. You can go right, but

that is only if you missed those chests before. If you got the chests on both

sides, just go left and through the door. Back at the lift, use the shield in

the center to go way up. There will be 70+ bird-Harpies! Just just press O

toward each one for easy kills all the way up. Open the chests and go up the

steps to a Phoenix Feather, health chest you shouldn't need, and a save point.



Then open the door and go through for a fight with fire tossers and an Armor;

remember, Square x 2 and then Triangle to break his shield. Just Efreet once

his shield is gone and then cyclone the fire guys to death and remember to

reflect their attacks if you have to.



Afte the fight, go to the lower left corner for a Gorgon Eye, and then the

upper right corner for orbs. Use the spot in the center to reveal a lever. Turn

it right to reveal a statue and go pull it out and place it on the pressure

pad. Turn the lever left to reveal another statue and go take this to the

pressure pad in the lower left. Then go to the lever so that the beam shines

and the statue's beam will reveal another statue. Take it to the lower right

pad and do the same .



With all four statues, you must place them on the pads in a certain way. You

need to get the two that point up (north if you will) to be on the lower pads,

and then get the other two to that face left and right to face each other on

the upper pads. With all four on, a platform will rise with two more reflecting

points. If the statues are on right, you will get on the lever, the beam will

shine, and if you jump on the raised platform you will find a glowing spot

where the two beams cross that you can use your shield. Then you will have a

place to touch under the horse statue. After the scene, go touch the new spot

where the lever was to take a ride down below.



At the platform, go forward for a chest with a Phoenix Feather, go left for an

orb chest, and go right for a door. In the hall you get an orb chest and health

and magic chests. Go up the big steps to a familiar-looking room. There is a

Gorgon Eye in a chest to the right. Near the chest will be a statue that you

need to push onto the glowing spot. Once there, beat the statue up to reveal a

glowing spot on top of it. Get up there and press L. Then go up the wall and

touch the spot under the statue to light the final beam at the shrine.



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Take the door and you'll be back at the climbside WAY at the start of this

temple. Climb the wall down and press X to slide all the way down. There is a

fight with some undead, and then keep going back. Then you get another fight

at the platform between the bridges; the Triangel x3 combo from level 2 Blades

of Chaos seems to work nicely against all of these guys.



Back at the shrine, save and then turn the levers to light the steeds, then

use the point on the circular pad. Then it's a long cutscene to Hades.





The River Styx( TRS999 )

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*NOTE: Not sure if this is the Styx or Acheron, but Styx sounds better. Just

calling this area Hades doesn't do it for me.*



Save and then jump on the cliff wall and start going, and press R to drop when

over solid ground. Jump the gap and you'll see two chests over to the left, so

double jump onto a ceiling and go grab the orb chest and the Gorgon Eye. I hope

you realize Triangle is the attack button while on a ceiling. Go to the gap to

the north and double jump onto the the rock wall, but be ready for some enemies

to appear, so slash them or they will grab you and force you into a tapping

mini game. Just press Square to keep attacking them as you climb to the top.



You will fight two what I will call Medusas, as they are stronger than the

Gorgons. They have the same attacks as well as a the stone gaze. So if you see

the green glare, roll away and keep moving to avoid being turned to rock, and

if you do you need to tap L and R to break free, quickly. Again, the Triangle

attacks and combos do well against these.



After the fight, cross the ruined archway and come toward the screen to see a

rock wall you can climb down. At the gap, double jump as far as you can and

sidle the ledge to find a Phoenix Feather. Then double jump back over, climb

up, get to the upper gap in the stairs, double jump, and you'll take the path

to a fight with two Cyclops.



The two big guys are not as hard, especially if you have the Blades of Chaos

up to level 3. First though, get them close and unleash all your Efreets with

O taps, and then finish them off by focusing on one and pelting it with Square

attacks. When either one has taken a lot of damage, feel free to hold Triangle,

which will send you into the air, and then do Cyclones to finish them off; just

ignore using the O prompt, and remember to roll a lot or double jump away. When

one is gone, soldiers will appear, and unleashing Triangle attacks on them

followed by cyclones to quickly kill them; there are just three or so of them.

And then to get one final Cyclops, which should be easy by just keeping your

distance and doing the cyclone thing after a while. Don't forget you can use

the multi-chest whenever you need to.



After, there is an orb chest in a ruined building to the right, which you could

have escaped to during the fight. At the gap nearby, just double jump to hit

the higher ledge. There are some Harpies in the open, so grab to victory, and

then go break the rock wall on the left. You fight a Medusa and then you get a

Gorgon Eye and orb chest. You'll notice a rock box in a center area, but you

can't reach it. Go to the right and break the half-ruined wall so you can grab

the box. Drag it to the right under the health chest and jump up there.



Grab the health and jump on the rock wall. Climb your way to behind the blood-

fall and you'll hit a fight with three enemies. Knock over the pillar on the

right after and then go save. Use the pillar to double jump up to the ledge.

Once up here, smash the cracking wall to reveal a Phoenix Feather. Cimb the

rock wall nearby to be by a dead tree and closed door. Follow the path to the

Gate of Hades to fight two Armor and Harpies. Kill the birds with grabs and

then do the Square x2 and Triangle combo to crack their shields, then pound

away with Efreets. Feel free to use the health and magic chests, just make sure

you get some distance from the Armors so you can get the chests. For these

guys, be sure to to the circle prompt as soon as you see it.



Killing both will open the big door by the tree, so go back. Follow the path

all the way to a statue room place where you should get your 15th Gorgon Eye

and health up. Go into the sawblade room to fight the same enemies from the

gate. Just three Efreets on the unshielded Armors gives you the O prompt, but

be sure to kill the Harpies first. Then take the path to find an orb chest and

a save point. Then ring the bell.





============

BOSS: Charon( CHAR1010 )



To start the fight, just use the Square attacks. When you see him "rev" up his

scythe, just hold down L until his spinning attack is over, and then resume

your offensive. That's all you have to do over and over. At some point he will

disappear and then pop up with three green orbs. Just stand back, wait for one

to fire, and reflect it with L right before it hits, and if you are far back

enough, you can reflect all three.



Keep up the offensive, blocking, and reflecting. Feel free to Efreet when he

starts his attack to stop it. And at some point he will go recharge his health

at the green fog, and that will be the end of this battle.



*SPOILER* Yes, you WILL die no matter what.



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The Depths of Tartarus( TDOT1111 )

----------------------



*NOTE: The chains coming out of the ground can be broken for orbs.*



Break free and come toward the screen for what should be your 15th Phoenix

Feather and a save point. Move along the path and kill all the prisoners you

see to gain health, and yes, for no reason at all, more boobies! At the fork,

go right to fight six soldiers and four archers, in two waves. Use up all your

Efreet on the soldiers and kill the archers, then kill the prisoners and grab

the magic chest where the archers were. Then come back to the fork and go

left for a scene.



*NOTE: If you haven't already, plan to get the level 3 Efreet soon.*



You will then fight some meaner Harpies than the last ones. You can't grab them

right off like the weaker ones, so just pelt them with some attacks and then

grab them. After that, go into the tunnel for more chains and naked prisoners.

Open the door for a fight with soldiers and archers, and feel free to use the

level 3 Efreet if you got it. Go right and jump for a chest by another archer

and then go across the big chain for a save point.



*NOTE: Not sure if the all-white chests from here on out have Gorgon Eyes or

Phoenix Feathers, but they may if you missed one earlier.*



Climb the rock wall, kill the Harpies and the Medusa at the top. Left and right

has two chests, and then pull out Hades and Poseidon. Turn the crank and go

through all the way for a fight with a Minotaur and some archers. Just grab

each archer to kill them and get them out of the way. For the big guy, get him

close to a wall if you want and do a level 3 Efreet and then another; so long

as you get the first and last hit from the Efreet on him, just two will allow

you to do the circle prompt on him which is just a three button sequence. And

then you get one more, so two more Efreets and a button press.



Use the multi-chest, most likely on magic, and then go up the left stairway.

One soldier and then save your game. Break the wall and follow the walkway for

an orb chest, and then sidle along the wall to get to the other side. Break

the cracked wall and pull the lever. Drop down and there are two chests, but

you probably don't need them. Go up for four archers you can grab, and then

pull the lever. Go grab the Cryptkeeper's Key on the wall, and then kick his

body over the side. Go right and save your game.



Jump back down to the open area and place his body on the pressure pad in the

center, and then use the key on the lock. Cross the bridge for two chests and

another save point, so use it and go into the shrine area. Fight the two armors

where just two Efreets should do it. Then touch the center of the floor and

you must quickly spin the joystick around to pull down the statue of Zeus. Grab

the Gauntlets of Zeus.



*NOTE: You can charge up ALL of the combos and moves for this thing, so keep

that in mind as you get upgrades.*



Then you must fight a bunch of soldiers with shields. You can charge up the

Square attack to break them if you want, but the Efreet works fine too. After,

cross back over the bridge, use the two chests on the right if you saved them,

and then break the wall. Go through and a spiked wall will chase you to the

revolving door, and you just use a few light Square attacks to bust the walls.

Break the Statue of Zeus, then Poseidon for a chest, and then Hades for the

path.



You'll emerge in a big room with a fight with just three Harpies. First, go

right and cross over the lower chain to climb a wall where you hit a chest and

a save point. Follow the path and drop into a battle with Harpies and an

Armored Cyclops. Use the Gauntlet to break his layers of armor and then beat

him up with charged hits and roll away to avoid his; kill the Harpires first,

which should be a given, and you can just hit them with Square with the

Gauntlet and then press O to kill them. And remember, Efreet does wonders

against the big guy.



*NOTE: Don't forget the chains coming out of the ground and that you can

press Down on the D-pad to switch weapons. Also, you can upgrade the Gauntlets

if you want; the new move you get is similar to the Stinger/Streak from Devil

May Cry 4.*



Turn both cranks and then go across the new chain links to be back at the

starting point. Kill the two soldiers and consider going back to the save

point as there is are Medusas coming up. Climb up the wall on the left and

kill two Medusas and some shielded soldiers; Efreet the Gorgons and then pound

the soldiers to death. Use the two chests on the left and then turn the single

crank. Go back to the start area and double jump along the platforms. Follow

the tunnel and open the door.



Just three archers to grab, and then take the right path for more naked

prisoners and then open a door for a quick scene. Go right for a chest and then

up the rock wall. You'll notice at the top there is a small gap in the wall,

so jump over it and follow it to a door at the top. Open it and go through for

a chest in the tunnel, drop down for three chests, and then take the ladder

back up. Return to the gap and go up for a single Minotaur (Efreet to death)

and then either Light of Dawn them or reflect a lot of arrows (face them if

you want to reflect them). Turn the right crank for a chain, and then turn the

left crank for an orb chest, and don't forget the magic chest before you cross.



*NOTE: Even getting the level 2 Gauntlets, I was still able to get level 5

Blades of Chaos around this point, so keep that in mind. And the new combo for

it is pretty good.*



Save your game and go into the next room for a fight. Kill the two waves of

archers first with grabs, and then the soldiers. Pull both cranks and climb

along the wall and ceiling. Open the two chests, pull the lever, and then go

back to the chain room. Approach the new opening for a quick scene and then

jump on the wall. You can wait for the enemies to come toward you and then do

a Triangle attack to avoid risking being grabbed. Make it to the other side and

save.



Get on the platform, kill the birds, and then start turning. Along the way,

two soldiers pop up so kill them quickly and keep turning, then two more birds,

and that should be it to the end. Jump onto the lower gear and start turning.

Three soldiers that can be Efreeted twice, and then three birds and a shield

soldier (just use the gauntlet to knock him off), and keep turning. Jump over

and up to reach a chain you can knock across to make a long bridge. Cross the

bridge for a cutscene and you'll be somewhat out of the depths.





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Climb and go to the open area with two chests. Break the wall and you'll be

back in the sawblade room, but you DON'T have to fight. Just go right to be at

the familiar save point. Save, crush the gate, and go through.





====================

BOSS: Charon Round 2( CHAR21212 )



Same as before for the first part. Just Square attacks, block his attacks,

and reflect his magic. This time, when he goes to power up, quickly run to the

green pillars with your Gauntlets and break one.



Now he will do an attack I don't believe you can avoid, but you can try to

roll away; he'll only use it twice, and then he goes back into the same routine

as before. So remember to quickly smash a pillar when he recharges.



After the second pillar, he will start doing a ground point that sends shock-

waves for a good distance. Just get some distance, wait for him to lift his

scythe, and then double jump until the wave passes. He'll do it 3 or 4 times,

and after the middle shockwave he will be stuck, so go up and use your best

combos, maybe some Cyclones. Then he will keep the shockwaves, so keep avoiding

and attacking after the center shockwave. Three Cyclones in a row and he may

go back to his normal routine, or keep the shockwaves going.



When he goes to the pillars for the last time, bust it and he will be stunned.

Go up and press O, and then go grab the mask, but the fight is not quite over.

It's just his torso, and he only has the magic orb attack. Reflect three, go

press O, follow two button presses and then mash the O button to end the

fight.



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The Temple of Persephone( TTOP1313 )

------------------------



You gain Charon's Wrath after the scene. Test this attack, which doesn't use

magic, on the enemies here and kill them. Go onto the docks for health and a

save point.



*NOTE: After the first fight on the ship, Charon's Wrath then will consume

magic, so feel free to use the Efreet over it.*



Go in the temple and you'll be a room with some reading material. You can

smash the pedestal things in here, two chests on both sides, and three tablets

to read. Go up into the next room to fight two Sabres in a row along with

bombers and normal enemies. Efreet saves all and use the Gauntlet. After,

there are three chests to grab before you go up the stairs.



*NOTE: The Gauntlet help in all these fights, at least to stun enemies, so

keep the equipped by default. And you should have more than enough to get it

to level 3. Don't forget Charon's Wrath and it's upgrades.*



You're still chasing Calliope, and in this long room you'll fight birds,

soldiers, and Medusa Statues. Use the Gauntlet's held Triangle attack to smash

a few of the heads to make a safe area. Then kill the birds, and just Square

attack the enemies to death. Don't need Efreets, but feel free.



After the fight, go into the next room for three chests and a save point. In

the next room you face Harpies and three Armored Cyclops. Grab the Harpies

and don't forget to Efreet the big guys to death if you want easy kills; and

you can pound them before they fully emerge to break their armor with the

Gauntlet. After, open the top door to see two chests, and then take the other

door.



You're back in another of these rooms, so quickly smash a few statue heads to

make a safe area. More of the same as last time, so just Square attack with

the Gauntlet for easy kills. Then into the next room for Minotaur action.

Again, Efreets kill, especially if you back them into the walls. Olympic Strike

(L + Square) is especially devastating. It's three Minotaurs, four or so

soldiers, and then a final Minotaur, so spend all your Efreets on the big guys

and just Gauntlet the smaller ones.



Use the chest and go to the lift down the hallway. As you go up, there will be

a broken wall to fight birds, then a room with two chests, another broken wall

with birds, then a broken wall with a chest, and then you'll be at the top.

You fight some birds, then some purple Medusas, and then an Armored Cyclops.

Birds and Cyclops are same as before, and all the new Medusas do is curl up

tight and then launch at you to wrap you up, which turns you into stone so

quickly tap to get free. Just Gauntlet them and the Cyclops; Olympic Strike

is good for distance hits, but the normal Square attack is best.



After the fight, go through the door on the right for two chests and then

through the upper door for a save point and probably two chests you don't need.

Save, upgrade as much as you can (which should be almost everything), and then

go through the door to the groves.



Run forward for a cutscene, and correct me if I'm wrong, or just way too

immature, but her's are the first concealed jugs of the game. After, press O at

the tree and follow the three commands to lose all your stuff. Then go through

the portal for a cutscene.





Fields of Elysium( FOE1414 )

-----------------



Bravely fend off your daughter and then start killing the ghosts, all of them

to gain your blades back. With them will be enemies that spawn on the field,

but just ignore them and keep hunting down all the ghosts you see. You'll

gain several abilities and everything else.



*NOTE: Don't forget, you should officially have all your powers upgraded to

the max!*



After the scene where you leave Calliope, just run toward the ruins, ignoring

the enemies in the field, and there will be a fight. Archers and soldiers,

then a Sabre, and then an Armor and Archers; use the Gauntlet for all phases,

and though it seems odd, the regular Square attack and charged Square attack

works too great.



With the last of the normal enemies behind you, go use both chests, save, and

then up the stairs. Don't forget to max out any upgrades left.





================

BOSS: Persephone( PER1515 )



After the cutscene the final fight is on. There are two phases to this fight.

The first is a standard fight. Just use the Blades of Chaos and pelt here with

two or three or four Square attacks at a time, and then double jump away from

her punches. She will either fly up with green fists and charge at you for a

double punch, or she will toss a rock at you; double jumping avoids the punches

and just moving to the side avoids the rock. Feel free to back her up to a

corner and Efreet, because if you do it in the open most of it will miss. And

use up all the Efreet too because you'll get more.



At about the halfway point, be ready to tap L and R and then go into a button

press sequence with Atlas. If you pull it off, you'll be in phase 2 of the

fight with full health and magic.



*NOTE: Remember you have Rampage of the Furies too, which is better than the

Cyclone.*



For phase 2, she will be in the air. Just get some distance, but not too far

away, and be ready to reflect her dark energy ball. When she is stunned, feel

free to use Charon's Wrath and then jump in the air and do Cyclones on her.

She may do a beam of light after, so just run away. And then it will start to

take more energy balls to stun her, so stay frosty. Be ready to run from many

beams and pillars, and for the pillars you need to just run in zig zags. At

some point she will start to re-reflect the energy ball, which will look like

a fireball, so be ready to keep reflecting it as much as possible if you want

to stun her. And yes, it will take more and more reflecting after each stun

from here on out.



When she is almost dead, she will fall to the ground and you'll see dark mist

around her. This is when you'll use the beam of light in the center of the

arena. Press L inside to use the Sun Shield and then be ready for the button

presses, and don't rush on the presses, but don't worry if you mess up as you

will be right back at this point. It's just three buttons, and don't have your

finger over any button as you will probably press that button no matter what.



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After this, just sit back and watch the final cutscene and credits. Stay tuned

after the credits for one last scene that ties stuff together in that deus ex

machina kinda way.







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* 5. Attacks and Combo List ( COMBO55 ) *

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The Blades of Chaos

===================



The good old favorite of the series, and the things you'll use the vast

majority of the game. They are great, but the longer combos leave you exposed

to attacks, so use them wisely.





Icarus Lift (air)*

-----------

X



*Not really an attack, just letting you know you have a double jump.





Hyperion Ascension*

------------------

Hold Triangle



*Perhaps the best attack for the blades, and you can combo it with the Harpoon

or any other aerial combo.





Orion's Harpoon (air)*

---------------

O



*Just an aerial grab.





Plume of Prometheus

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Square, Square, and Triangle





Cyclone of Chaos*

----------------

L + Square



*You'll need to hold off trying to abuse this.





Cyclone of Chaos (air)*

----------------

L + Square



*You'll need to hold off trying to abuse this.





Spirit of Hercules

------------------

Triangle x 3





Valor of Hercules

-----------------

Triangle, Triangle, Square





Hyperion Might*

--------------

Hold Square



*Not much of an attack, just a strong hit.





Rampage of the Furies*

---------------------

L + O



*A long combo, and better than the cyclone.





Rampage of the Furies (air)*

---------------------

L + O



*A much better aerial combo than the cyclone in the air, but you fall quicker.





Hermes Rush (evading)*

-----------

R + L + move, Hold Square



*Done while rolling.





Hermes Rise (evading)*

-----------

R + L + move, Hold Triangle



*Done while rolling.





Tartarus Rage*

-------------

L + Triangle



*Good, strong attack, but slow.





Tartarus Rage (air)

-------------

L + Triangle







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The Gauntlet of Zeus

====================



This is way better than the Blades, especially after some upgrades. Just normal

attacks will stun normal enemies, and then the charged attacks own big guys

too. It's not like a game-breaker, but it's darn close.



*NOTE: You can charge ALL of these attacks by holding the buttons down a bit.*





Strength of Zeus*

----------------

Hold either Square or Triangle



*Just charged version of the normal attack. Charged Square breaks shields

easily.





Olympic Strike*

--------------

L + Square



*This is just like the Streak and Stinger from Devil May Cry 4, only this move

isn't nearly useful. It's nice, but not as nice to abuse.





Olympic Strike (air)*

--------------

L + Square



*This slams you down to the ground at an angle.





Hermes Cross (evading)*

------------

R + L + move, Hold Square



*Done while rolling.





Hermes Revenge (evading)*

--------------

R + L + move, Hold Triangle



*Done while rolling.





Lightning Run*

-------------

L + O



*This is the base move for the next two.





Lightning Thrash (running)*

----------------

L + O + Square



*As you are doing a Lightning Run.





Lightning Surge (running)*

---------------

L + O + Triangle



*As you are doing a Lightning Run.





Lightning Thrash (air)

----------------

L + O





Olympic Thunder*

---------------

L + Triangle



*Powerful ground slam.





Olympic Thunder (air)*

---------------

L + Triangle



*While in the air, this will slam you into the ground.



*NOTE: Again, you can charge ALL of those attacks by holding the buttons down

a bit.*





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The Efreet

==========



Perhaps the best magic attack from ANY GAME EVER MADE! And I do mean that. The

first upgrade allows you to keep pounding the ground, and the third gives

Efreet a powerful finishing blow. Did I mention each upgrade makes it stronger?

Perhaps get this as strong as you can BEFORE the Blades of Chaos, or at least

get it's level 2 ASAP.





Demon Fury

----------

R + Triangle





Demon Fury (air)

----------

R + Triangle





Demon Inferno*

-------------

R + Triangle + Tap O



*This is key, so tap as soon as you can or you'll miss it.





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Light of Dawn

=============



Eh, never used it. Why use it when the Efreet does so much more? Don't waste

orbs on the upgrades.





Solar Flare

-----------

R + Square





Solar Flare (air)

-----------

R + Square





Radiant Sun

-----------

R + Hold Square





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Charon's Wrath

==============



Good the first time you use it, and then you realize it consumes a lot of

magic. Actually semi-useful against the last boss, but keep using Efreets

instead. Upgrades allow you to hit more enemies, yipee (that means don't

bother until after you have everything else)!



At least you can aim it???





Charon's Wrath

--------------

R + O





Charon's Wrath (air)

--------------

R + O





==========

Sun Shield

==========



The normal reverse, which blocks melee attacks, is the most useful. I hardly

used the counter moves. The reflect is mostly used for key situations, as it's

not really worth using on arrows and such. Upgrade is best saved for after

you have everything else.





Helios Reverse

--------------

Tap L





Helios Flash (parry)

------------

Square after a successful reverse





Helios Offensive (parry)

----------------

Triangle after a successful reverse





Helios Reflect

--------------

Tap L on projectiles







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* 6. Bonus Stuff and Game Modes( EXTRA66 ) *

*****************************************************************************



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Unlocked with first completion:



Challenge of Hades

Character images

God Mode

In-Game Movies

Inside Ready at Dawn Studios movie

Spud of War costume

Bonus Play



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Beat Challenge of Hades:



Environments images

The Lost Levels movie

McKratos costume



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Beat God Mode:



Making of Attica movie

Outtakes images

Mime of War costume



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Bonus Play: Just start a new game from the difficulty you beat to get the

option to use all your old powers and weapons, as well as any new costumes.



Challenge of Hades: Just five challenges that I have yet to complete. If

some expert would like to make a guide for this for me, I'd gladly accept it as

I need to tackle the Mass Effect DLC. I could even post three or so from three

different people; just keep it short.



God Mode: Is just the hardest difficulty of the game.







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* 7. Author Info / Copyright *

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FAQ's



Q: Will I tackle the extra game modes?



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I have other guides floating around too. They are:



Resident Evil 4

Dead Rising

Gears of War

Lost Planet

Crackdown

GRAW 2

Rainbow Six Vegas

TES IV: Oblivion

Shivering Isles

Knights of the Nine

The Darkness

BioShock

Halo 3

HL2: Episode One

HL2: Episode Two

Call of Duty 4

Assassin's Creed

Mass Effect

Advance Wars: Days of Ruin

Perseus Mandate

Sam & Max Episode 203

Devil May Cry 4





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I've also been published in GamePro magazine, June 2007. Pretty cool if you ask

me, and all because I write these little guides.



Also, I am in the October issue as well, which should be out at the time of

this guide's release. At least I ain't a one hit wonder.



In a nice surprise, I didn't even know I was in the March 2008 issue of

GamePro, but I am. Maybe I'll be in more I don't know about...



Look to Gamerhelp.com for a slew of other articles written by me in the

featured article section.





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