*** Gaia *** -MMERTH- After the scene take out the enemies that jump down around you and move ahead. Once you regain control, take out the enemies and move to the fallen tree. Lift it with the buttom prompts and continue forward until you run into a surprise. Get up close and use your magic to deal a good deal of damage. A short scene will occur and you're now hanging down. Use X to dodge the enemy's attacks as you make your way closer to him and just lay into it. After the change, make your way up the wall and keep attacking him until the layout changes again. Now attack him until the prompt appears and finish him off. *** Mount Olympus *** -MTOLMP- Make your way across the wall and up onto the ledge. Grab the red chest before continuing down the path. Hug the wall as you move across the ledge and kill the enemies on the other side. Jump onto the ledge above and climb the ladder onto the wall. Kill the enemies here and double jump onto the ledge in the background. Check the pedestal for some information before using the grapple point to your left. Once across, kill all enemies and double jump onto the wall at the left end. Jump across to the ledge on the left and follow it around. At the end, use X to pull yourself up, then jump and grab onto the vines overhead. Once at the top, move ahead until the bridge gets broken. Drop down to find a red chest, then climb back up using the platform at the lower left of the screen. Use the Icarus Wings to get across the gap, then head into the archway and open the door. A centaur will follow you inside - quickly dispatch it. Once all enemies are defeated, look in the center background for another pedestal, then pull the lever on the left side of the room. Quickly run to the right side and climb the ladder to reach the recently moved platform. Get onto it before it moves back into position. Jump across the gap to find a red chest and the first save point in the game. Move through the opening on the left and open the gate. Once you regain control move in and attack the water horse. Time your magic right and you won't take damage from its attacks. When he kneels down, follow the prompts to remove a leg. Do the same thing once you regain control. After the next set of prompts, move back to the previously ripped off leg and use it to stab him. Climb up the wall and fall down into Gaia. Move ahead and work your way through the tight space. Head to the background and climb the vines. Work your way across and jump across the gap a the other end. *** Heart of Gaia *** -GIAHRT- Climb the wall to the right to find Zeus' Eagle. Drop back down and grab onto the wall on the right using R1(Look for a shining dot). Move the block to the left and turn it 180 degrees using the right stick, then move it into the hole on the left side of the room. Now climb up the vines on the left side and make your way across and up. Take out the enemies at the top, then continue along the path. Grab onto the vines at the end of the path and jump across the gap on the other side. Use R1 to launch yourself up to another vine path and kill the enemies before climbing up. When you can't climb any higher, jump up and use R1 to launch yourself again. Climb to the top for a battle. ** Poseidon ** The goal here is to attack the claws holding on to Gaia on the left and right side. When Poseidon moves off to the left or right of your screen, he's getting ready to punch down another claw on the opposite side of the area. You'll also see little blue sparks on the ground sometimes, signaling an incoming electric attack. Move out of the sparks to avoid damage. Once both claws are loosened, Gaia will grab onto Poseidon and tell you to grab her hand. Use R1 to launch yourself over and get a little closer to the God. Once you regain control, ignore the vines on the right. Run up to Poseidon and attack him. He will occasionally pound down a fist - roll away to dodge it. He will also rear back with his Trident. When this happens, roll back to the fore- ground and away from Poseidon to avoid getting hit. Stay away from the Trident while it is stuck in Gaia as it has a damaging electric pulse. Once Poseidon gasps for breath and you see the prompt appear, head to the right and quickly climb the vines to get into range. Follow the prompts and you'll reveal his weak spot. Now is a repeat of the beginning of the fight, except the spark attack will now have three waves in a row instead of just one at a time. Follow the button prompts and watch the scene. Follow the prompts and watch another scene. When you regain control, head to the left for a save point. Move onto Gaia's hand. *** River Styx *** -RVRSTX- Make your way down the river to slowly lose your Godly powers. *** Realm of Hades *** -UNDWLD- Follow the path for a scene. Once you regain control, turn left and examine the pedestal. Move ahead and use R1 to swing across the gap. Jump short and fall to the ledge below for two red chests. Follow the ledge around to the right for the first Gorgon's Eye. Head to the middle and climb up. Head across the right bridge to find the Hyperion Gate. Go back and take the other bridge to find a save point. Look to the left of the save point for a swing point. Use it to get across and kill the enemies before opening the four red chests. Use the same swing points to get back across, then follow the path to the right. When battle begins, have fun using your new ability(you will temporarily have infinite magic). You can examine the bramble covering the door if you want, then jump and grab onto the rope at the top right of the screen. Three heavy attacks will take down the enemies that meet you. Once across, drop down and examine the shining dot near the end of the rope. Move ahead and drop down. Look to the foreground for two red chests, then head to the back and examine the shining dot. Once inside the room, follow the prompt to release yourself, then quickly run to the middle and use your Phalanx to get rid of the smaller enemies. If you follow the prompt to kill the gorgon you will be rewarded with her head and some new info. Once all the enemies are taken care of, open the door to the left and head down the path. When you come to a small gap, drop down and head back to the fore- ground to find two red chests. Continue down the path. Jump across the river for a short scene. Use the nearby broken pillar to get to higher ground, then jump on the platform to see what it does. Jump back off to the left to let it rise again. Now jump back to the platform and quickly move to the right and jump onto the ledge on the right. Move into the small room and grab the bramble in the corner. Move it to the small opening and kick it out. Drop down and move the bramble to the other end of the area and position it near the caged Cerberus to set it on fire. Now head all the way back to the man and jump to the top again. Jump onto the platform that lowers and ride it all the way down. Quickly run back across to the bramble you set on fire, and use your Icarus Wings above the smoke to fly up and into the small area you opened by lowering the platform. Pull the lever to release the Cerberus. Attack the creature until the prompt shows up, then follow the commands. Once you have control of the beast, ride it back to the man and use the flames to light the bramble. Examine the body for Bow of Apollo. You can use the bows charged attack to set the brambles on fire. Move to the right end of the area and look up with your bow out to target a bramble. Charge a shot and let it fly to open a new path. Move the smoking bramble from before to the left and use it with your Icarus Wings to get into the new entryway for a red chest and a Phoenix Feather. Head back across the river and destroy the bramble to find a save point. Follow the path and look to the right when it opens up for a note. Destroy the bramble between the chests for a Minotaur Horn. Jump onto the ledge to the left and follow the path. L1+Circle is great for taking out the Harpies. Once they are all dead, head to the right. Use your Icarus Wings to glide to the next platform, then grab onto the wall and work your way across to the right. Climb up the wall at the end, then jump to the ledge on the left. Work your way up and to the left. Jump across the waterfall and grab the Gorgon eye at the end of the path. Head back to the right and follow the ledge all the way. Double jump to grab onto the vines and make your way across. Drop down, then double jump across to the vines on the pillar. Climb up. *** Judges of the Underworld *** -JUDGED- Use the swing points to get across to the main platform. Look in the background near a pool of water for a save point. Head to the left side of the foreground and check the shining spot for some information. Move to the pedestal shown and examine it. Check the book after each clear for a new trial. Trial 1 - Just kill everything that you see; it will take a while. Trial 2 - Kill the souls before they hit the glowing gate. Trial 3 - Destroy everything. The gates will now open. Before heading anywhere else, look to the left of the area you just did the trials and jump across the gap to a ledge. Head to the left for two red chests and a Gorgon Eye. Head back and examine the shining spot from before for a scene. Save if you want, then head through the newly opened gate and into the portal. Look to the right of the portal for a pedestal. Head farther right and glide across the gap. Continue along the path and use charged bow shots to blow up the oil barrels as the minotaur come at you. As soon as you exit the tunnel, turn right and enter the portal here. Check the paper on the ground, open the chest for a Minotaur Horn, and pull the lever. Head back through the portal. Move straight ahead and glide across the gap to find a red chest. Jump across the gap to your left and follow along for a short scene. Grab onto the nearby rope and make your way across. Head down the vines on the right and follow the path. Examine the paper near the water and move ahead. Squeeze into the opening on the right and follow the path on the other side. The blue-glowing enemies will crawl towards you and explode once defeated, so be wary. Look to the left for a red chest before crossing the thin bridge. Follow the path and take out the enemies on the next bridge. When the path opens up, look slightly to the right for a note on the ground. Shoot the bramble to set it on fire. Use your wings above the vents to glide higher. On the next platform, take out the two enemies. Pull the lever and very quickly run to the left and double jump onto the wooden platform. Grab the bramble barrel and move it over near the wooden platform you came up on(or where the platform was). Jump down to the right and ride the platform up again. When you get to the top, drag the barrel onto the platform and ride it back down. Take out the enemies and drag the barrel over to where you flew up with the vent. Kick the barrel down to increase the vents power. Jump and glide all the way up until you latch onto a platform. Just hold on as it pulls down. Once it stops, climb on top of it and open the door on the wall for a red chest, an achievement, and a Phoenix Feather. Head back out and use your wings to ride the vent all the way up and into the doorway at the top. Follow the path and take the right path when it splits for a red chest. Head back and to the left to find a pedestal. Head down the path and kill the enemies that attack. Jump and glide down to the ledge below. Jump down from the ledge. *** The Forge *** -FORGE1- Head up the steps and watch the scene. Once you have control, head to the right for a save point. Pull the nearby lever to open a gate. Head back and towards the foreground to move past the gate you just opened. Follow the path and use the lever to move the doorway. When the doorway allows passage to the right, stop spinning it and head through. Kill the hellhounds and grab the two red chests - the one on the left can be hard to see. Head back and turn the doorway to face the bramble in the background. Destroy the bramble and head down the path. After the scene take out the enemies. Drop down and use the swing points to get across. Follow the right path and destroy the bramble on the door. Open the new door after killing the Cerberus. After killing all enemies, look to the left for a note, then head through the door. *** Palace of Hades *** -UNDPLC- Look to the left for a save point. Just past it, on the left, is a red chest and a shining spot. Head to the right of the room to find a short passage with a movable object at the end. Grab it and pull the object all the way back to the wheel at the back left of the central room. Use the wheel, then push the object under the flap so that the gate will not close. Climb up to the second level and grab the two white chests before heading through the newly opened gate. Take out the enemies here, then head up the ramp to the right. Follow the passage all the way to the next room. Head to the right and all the way to the back for a white chest and a red chest. Head back and check the left path to find a ladder in the room at the end. Climb it and look to the right for a Phoenix Feather. Head back and grab the two red chests before dropping back down. Head back to the split and turn the handle. Press R1 after reading the pedestal to drop two ladders and spawn some enemies. Head up the new ladder on the left side of the area and, once at the top, move around to the right to find a lever. Pull it. Look to the right and open the gate here. Head out and grab the stones you used to stop the wheel before and move it back to the elevator you just came down on. Pull the lever to go back up. Move the stones near the wheel up here, then jump back down the hole with the ladder. Go back to the handle and turn it to open the cuffs. Quickly go back to the left ladder, head up it, and use the wheel. Push the stones under the flaps of the wheel, then head back down and use the handle to open the cuffs again. This time head up the right ladder and use its wheel to lock the statues hands in place. Head back down to the pedestal and hit R1. ** Hades ** After the speech, get ready to hit the shoulder buttons when you first see Hades. Use a hit-and-run tactic for Hades. When he climbs up he'll jump down and create a shockwave; jump over it. He'll also swing his blades horizontally along the ground in a wide swath. Just jump over it. Follow the button prompt when it appears. When the flesh is ripped from Hades, go over and attack it to keep it from getting back to him. After the flesh is killed, Hades will do a chain attack that hits any of the ground that gets blackened. There will always be a small spot that doesn't, so take shelter there. Get back to attacking him and, after another prompt, kill his moving flesh. This time he'll also have a new attack. He'll occasionally wrap his blades around himself, then start shooting them up through the ground; just keep moving. He'll also summon some spirit Cerberus, but they disappear after hitting you once. Follow the next button prompt and obtain the Claws of Hades. Kill the enemies that spawn. When the big guy spawns, keep an eye out for grapple points to use when necessary. Use the button prompts when they appear. A save point will appear across the river. Head into the water and use square to dive down and find Hades' Helm. Head downstream. Surface and have fun with the fight, then jump into the water on the other side of the platform. Head through the tunnel to the other side and surface. Pull the lever, then drop back into the water and swim through the open gate. Watch the scene at the end of the tunnel. *** The Forge *** -FORGE2- Head down the path to the right and kill the enemies when you get to the circular room. Turn the door so that it opens to the background and head on through. Follow the path and notice the active Hyperion Gate. Head to it and move through it. *** The City of Olympia *** -HICITY- Head along the path and watch the scene. Head to the right and cut through the vines holding her forearm and hand together. Head over and examine her thumb to push the hand off the edge. Examine the door, then kill everything that spawns. Head through the door when its all over. Do like the game says and use the harpy to traverse the next area. After the turn, when you see more harpies, drop down and look left for a red chest. Climb back up and use the harpies to cross. Once across, wait for the harpies to respawn, grab one, and use it to get to the ledge on the right of where you are for a red chest, a Gorgon Eye, and a Minotaur Horn. Jump back down and follow the path to find a save point. Keep following the path for a short scene. Jump across the gap and take out the enemies here. Head left to spawn a centaur. Head up the ramp to the left and use the ballista. After killing the Chimaera, use the ballista and time the shot so that it hits Helios as he flies by in his chariot. Head back down the ramp you came up and cross the big gap in the middle using the new harpies. After killing all enemies open the right gate and look to the left for a red chest. Take out enemies in the passageway as you go along. Turn left when the path splits for another red chest. Head across the bridge ahead and climb up the ladder. Follow along the wall until you get to Helios. Once the phalanx is formed just wait for the ogre to come up. Attack the ogre and use the prompt when it shows to ride on it. Use it's heavy attack to break the phalanx. Once all enemies are dead, walk to Helios for prompts and scenes. Use the Right Stick to move Kratos' right hand. Your goal is to cover the source of the light with your right hand so that you can advance. Stomp his head a few times then see another scene. Follow the prompts to gain Head of Helios. Use your new buddy and look to the right of his body to find Helios' Shield, then use it on the wall in the background. Once you have revealed enough of the wall, it will turn into a door and you can go on through. Head down the dark path. *** The Path of Eos *** -PTHEOS- Look along the wall to the left to find a Gorgon Eye. Follow the path to find a save point and a pedestal, then continue ahead. Follow the path through the dark until a blue field appears. Take out all of the harpies, then move all the way to the left and use the Head of Helios to reveal another opening. Continue forward. At the end of the corridor, do not get onto the rope. Run off of the ledge and drop down to find a red chest and a Phoenix Feather. Climb back up and jump onto the rope. Head across. Drop off of the rope at the end, then jump to the ledges above. Head down the passage. When the area opens you'll see a scene. Use the harpy to cross the gap. Head across the bridge and double jump to the right when you come to a gap to find two red chests. Jump back then head toward the gap in the background but do not jump, just drop down to find a red chest. Climb up the nearby vines, then follow the path. When you see two chests, look to the right and use Head of Helios to make a wall disappear and grab a Gorgon Eye. Head to the left and kill the enemies on the bridge. At the end of the bridge, turn left and grab the Phoenix Feather there (You cannot see the chest, but an R1 prompt will come up). Head up the ramp and head to the back left of the chain. Use your Head of Helios to find a red chest. Head all the way to the right to find another red chest. Use the nearby save point, then jump and use your Icarus Wings while above the air vent. *** The Chain of Balance *** -CHNBLC- Dodge stuff and follow the button prompts in the middle and at the end. *** The Caverns *** -CAVES1- Head to the back right corner and use your Head of Helios to reveal a chest with a Minotaur Horn. Destroy the bramble with your bow. After the scene, use the new swing point to get onto the raised platform. Once on top of the new box you can destroy the bramble again. Kill the enemies as the box moves. When the minotaur come out you need to keep them from breaking the chain. Jump across to the next box to meet Hermes. Use the nearby swing point to grab onto the chain. Climb up until you get to the top. *** The Flame of Olympus *** -BGFLMS- Look to the right for a save point. Check out the flame in the center. Use the Head of Helios at each pedestal to reveal a painting and some information. Head to the chain opposite the one you came in on and check the walls with Head of Helios to find a hidden room with three red chests and a Gorgon Eye. Head to the save point and follow Hermes. Continue up the stairs after Hermes jumps to find two red chests and a pedestal to examine. Go back and glide down to Hermes. Grab onto the wall and head down. *** The Olympian Citadel *** -OLCTDL- This area has a lot of ways to die isntantly. Just keep moving. Once you land with the statues head, exit through the doorway at the top left of the screen and glide across the next gap. Jump to the ledge above and find yourself back where you were. Attack Hermes until you get a scene. Follow the prompts and get Boots of Hermes. Head to the far end of the room and look behind the statues head to get Hermes' Coin. Dash up the wooden structure for a save point. Head across the walls to find a red chest and a white chest. When you get outside, look to the foreground for a red chest. Head across the bridge and grab another red chest. Run up the wooden structure, then run across the wall. Use your Head of Helios in the lower corner to find a chest containing a Phoenix Feather. Climb up the wall near the statue in the next room. Head outside and climb up the wall here. Jump and glide towards the chest at the top right of the screen. Follow the path and kill all enemies. Once all are dead, head to the left for a red chest and a Minotaur Horn. Head back and go through the door the game showed you. *** The Flame of Olympus *** -BGFLM2- Look to the left for a save point. Head to the right for two red chests. Keep going right and enter the hallway. Kill everything and continue. Grab the red chest before heading up the staircase. Open the gate ahead. Head to the left to find a red chest. Use the air vent just to the left to find another red chest and a Phoenix Feather on either side of the vent. Drop back down and head to the right side of the room. Use the vent here to find a red chest. Jump across to the other side of the vent and jump to the nearby platform. Use the levers here to turn the blocks below. The point is to make a full Sword of Olympus with the hilt starting at the left and the tip all the way at the right. Once done, jump down. Check the pedestal for some information, then examine the playstation buttons. Press the correct keys as they pass through the figure-eight looking thing. Watch the scene. Pull the lever. Save if you want, then head up the new stairs. Grab onto the lever and pull it until it stops. Head through the newly opened door and head down the passage while killing the enemies. Head down the stairs and use the Head of Helios at the base to find a chest containing a Gorgon Eye. Use the save point here before heading down the hallway. *** The Forum *** -TFORUM- Kill everything that spawns until Hercules comes down. ** Hercules ** Once Hercules drops, keep taking down the small fries but be aware of where he stays. When he charges you, quickly press circle until you have control, then run him into one of the thorned statues. Do this twice. Then just play hit-and-run until he blinds you, then run up and follow the prompts. Once you land in the water, head back into the water and dive down to find Hercules' Shoulder Guard. Get out of the water and follow the path. Kill all enemies, then use the Cestus to break the onyx. Pull the lever. Use the Cestus to break the phalanx, then make your way back to the water and out through the underwater tunnel. When you get out of the water, head to the foreground to find a red chest and a Minotaur Horn. *** Poseidon's Chamber *** -POSCHM- Take out all enemies and use the wheel at the top left of the screen. Head through the gate just to the right to find a save point. Turn right and go talk to Poseidon's lady. Follow the path to a room full of portals. You can't jump into the water here. Glide into the portal to the right and, once you've come out the other side, head to the left and jump across to the ledge. pull the lever. Drop down and open the two red chests. Don't kill the dogs. Grab them with circle and kick them into the portal on the right to lower the platform in front of you. Once four dogs have been kicked onto the platform, go through it yourself and head into the lower portal in the background for a scene. When you regain control, look to the background to find a letter and a red chest. Head to the right side of the portal to find Poseidon's Conch Shell and a Gorgon Eye. Head back through the portal. Now kill the dogs. When the lady falls, go and grab her. Kill the new dogs and use the prompt when it appears. Head back through the portal and kill the new enemies. Once down, head through the doorway and take out the shielded soldiers. Use the prompt on the lady three times, then open the gate down the left path. Take out the enemies here and use the wheel. Head past the save point and into the newly opened gate for a scene. Check just in front of the statue for a note. Look at the left side of the room with Head of Helios to find a chest with a Phoenix Feather. Head down the left path and follow it outside. Check the dead bodies and head towards the lever in the back. *** The Upper Gardens *** -UPGRD1- Turn the lever until the platform moves, then jump across to the next one. Do the same thing here and jump over to the next platform. Here turn the crank until it stops twice and jump across to a new area. Open the door. To find a save point. *** Aphrodite's Chamber *** -APHCHM- Head up the stairs and turn right to find a Minotaur Horn in a nook. Head over to the left to find two red chests. Head up to the bed in the center of the room. Choose yes for a mini-game. Aphrodite will reveal a portal back to Haphaestus. Head to either side of her bed and jump across the small gap towards the back of the bed to find a hidden ledge. Grab Aphrodite's Garter. Jump back across and head through the portal. Drop down and save your game before heading through the newly opened passage to the left of Haphaestus. Follow along the left wall to find a Gorgon Eye, then continue into the background. *** Tartarus *** -TARTRS- Check the pedestal straight ahead, then head down the path on your right. Grab the Phoenix Feath on the right side of the path before continuing. Take out the enemies that appear and grab the red chest to the left. Use the rocks to climb to the ledge above for a white chest. Head up the staircase. *** Gates of Tisiphone *** -GTSTIS- Take out the chimaera that spawn. Check the right side of the room for a white chest. Head to the left corner and pull on the chain until it stops. Move over a little and push in the nearest box. Jump up to the second ledge and glide to the left to find a red chest. Drop down and head over to the right chain. Pull it all the way down and, again, push the nearby block into the wall. Now go back to the left and jump up onto the second ledge to see a harpy. Use it to get over to the right set of blocks. Make your way up a couple of blocks, then over to the shining point on the left. Push the block in. Double jump over to a ledge to the left to find another red chest, then head back and use the harpy to get over and onto the platform on the right. Push this block in, then jump to the right to find a ledge with a red chest and a Gorgon Eye. Jump back and head to the top of the block wall. Use the object. Look to the left of the save point ahead for a Phoenix Feather. *** The Pit of Tartarus *** -PITART- Move ahead and take out the enemies that spawn. Check the pedestal before heading down the path to the left. Follow the path down to the bottom and glide over the gap. Turn right just as you land to find a Minotaur Horn. Follow the path and use R1 at the shining spot for a scene. ** Cronos ** Use circle to break free of his finger grip and charge up your Head of Helios. When Cronos begins to lean his head towards you, release the flash to blind him and follow the prompts to land on one of his hands. Take out enemies as they spawn - they come from a hole in the background. Eventually the camera will zoom out and the cuff on Cronos will turn. Climb up and through the opening. Attack and break the giant pimple above you. You'll be on level ground again, so take out enemies as they come. When Cronos grabs onto the edge attack his fingers. Once you destroy the fingernail a prompt will appear; follow it. When Cronos raises his hand you'll see shadows on the ground. Stay out of the shadows to keep from getting squished. While his hand is on the ground, jump onto the bare spot of one of his fingers to grab on. Kill the enemy on top and charge a flare with your Head of Helios to blind him again. Follow the prompts. Climb the wall and use the swing point to reach a ledge. Kill all enemies here, then open the door. Use your Cestus to break the blue crystal. You'll be grabbed before you're able to do much else. Kill all enemies here and wait for Cronos to squish you. Follow the prompt to break free. Follow along the ceiling and kill the enemies that spawn. Follow the prompts that show up. You must quickly run down this path or you will die when Cronos catches you. Once you get to the top, destroy the enemies and an abomination will spawn. When able, use the prompt sequence to ride the giant and use its attacks to tear the flesh it emerged from. Follow the prompts. Once eaten, you must quickly drop down the wall before the crap at the top reaches you. Follow the prompts to rip your way out and acquire the Omphalos Stone. Follow along the bare areas to get back to where you tried to destroy the crystal. Finish the job and follow the prompts. Break the tip of the crystal off and make your way to Cronos' forehead. After his spiel follow the prompts. Once you've landed, break the crystal ahead of you and drop down for a scene. Move up and grab your new weapons, then follow the prompts. Attack the shiny object until the camera changes. Take out the enemies that spawn, then head left towards Tartarus to find Hephaestus' Ring. Head to the right and save, then run up the wall and head through the Hyperion Gate and back to Aphrodite. Head down the stairs when you're ready and out the door. Take out the enemies. *** The Upper Gardens *** -UPGRD2- Jump across the gap and attack the pillar until it turns. Jump across here and do the same to have access to a new area. Jump across the gap and enter the door. Follow the passage. A short scene will occur. Once you regain control, examine the shiny spot on the table for some information. Head left and examine the open book on the wall. Head to the back of the room for two more books to examine. Check the back right corner for another book. Pull the lever on the right side of the room to raise the platform holding the ballista. Use the ballista to shoot down the gate. From the raised platform, jump to the portal on the right wall and grab the red chest where you emerge. Drop back down and turn the ballista so that it would fire to the left. Fire it and climb along the rope to find the final Gorgon Eye. Jump down and "use" the ballista to retract the rope. Turn the ballista back to its original position, then run up the wall to the right to enter an orange portal. Pull the lever and go back through the portal and quickly fire the ballista to free the two chests containing Daedalus' Schematics and a Phoenix Feather. Fire the ballista again, then head through the blue portal on the right wall. Jump from the ledge and glide over to the rope. Climb all the way to the foreground to find four red chests. Drop down and pull the lever at the bottom right of the area to lower the ballista. Turn it to shoot towards the left and fire it. Jump into the blue portal on the right side of the room, then jump off the ledge and glide around to grab onto the rope. Climb across for a red chest and a Minotaur Horn. Drop down and head to the background and down the rope in the back. Drop down and look to the foreground for a red chest and another Minotaur Horn. Move up the ramp and head outside for a short scene. Head down the path to find Hera. Head left to find a save point after the scene. Continue left for Hera's Chalice. Head back towards the bridge and enter the maze. Look straight ahead for a red chest. Take the left path and use your Head of Helios to reveal a chest containing the final Phoenix Feath. Take the right path to find two more red chests. Go back to the save point and follow the path. Kill the enemies that attack and round the corner. Look straight ahead for a red chest, then head back and take the right path. Follow the path into a short tunnel and take care of the two enemies here before exiting through the other end. Turn left as soon as you're able and hang a u-turn for a red chest. Now go back to where you were and head to the left of the green chest, taking a right down a new path. Follow it to find two red chests. Use your Head of Helios here to uncover a chest with some red orbs. Head back to the green chest. Head down the path to the right of the green chest, heading into the background. Head straight and to the gate at the other side of the area. Use R1 to lower it. Head back and stand atop the shining button until you see a message. Once you regain control, head down and jump over that gate you just opened. Move to the left and climb the stairs. Head to the right and open the gate. Go down the ladder and look to the foreground for a red chest. Move ahead. When you come to a gap, jump and glide into the small opening on the left to find a chest containing a Minotaur Horn. Head out and jump to the ledge in the background. Grab the pillar and move it to the left with you. Spin the pillar so that the stairs descend towards the left and move it under the waterfall on the right. Head through the newly opened gate for a scene. go back to the chalice you filled with water and shoot the bramble to the left of it. Move the pillar over to where the brample was. Now go and stand on the button to make everything turn green. Water will pour down and fill the chalice to open another path. Now grab the pillar and take it down the ramp with you. Turn it so that the stairs are descending towards the right and move it as far as you can down the bottom right of the area. Turn the place green again, grab Hera, and use the path to drop her into the nearby chalice. Grab the pillar and move it so that it sits atop the button that turns every- thing green. Make your way along the path for a scene at the end. Head down the path and use the harpies to cross the gap. Turn the handle at the end to open the doorway ahead of you. Save just to the right of the doorway and look down from the save point for a red chest. Take out the scorpions as you make your way down the path. Turn left when the area opens up for a chest containing some red orbs. Continue down the path and use the giant wheel. Head towards the background and follow the path until you come to a green chest on your right. Look to the left for a note on the ground. Jump across the gap. *** The Caverns *** -CAVES2- After the battle, head to the foreground/left to find two chests containing the final Minotaur Horn and some red orbs. Head to the right and jump to the left ledge. Check the left side for a note, then save on the right. Use your Head of Helios on the wall to reveal a passageway. Head down the passage. Turn to the left just after the view change for a red chest and a note on the floor. Head to the right side for another red chest. Jump and glide over to the right for a chest with some red orbs. Head all the way to the left and pull the lever to raise the water level. Once it stops rising, jump onto the platform for a red chest. Head over to the back right to find a climbable wall. Go up it and move through the passageway. Pull the lever at the end of the passage to take a ride up. Follow the path to the end to find a magic chest and a note on the ground. Head to the right and jump to the net on the wall. Climb up and kill all enemies. Head to the right and jump across the gap. Continue to the right to find two red chests and a chest containing some red orbs. Head back and run up the wall with the footprints. Open the door and enter the caverns. Move ahead and kill the scorpions. Jump across the gap and open the next door. Head inside and keep to the right for a red chest. Head to the left for a pedestal to examine. Head farther left and jump to the next platform. Glide down to the nearby giant box. -- Note: apparently you can use your Nemesis Whip against the large scorpion once it has fallen and is stunned to get your 1000 hit combo trophy since it will only progress if you hit it with your Cestus. -- After dispatching the little guys a gigantic scorpion thing will attack. Follow the prompts to free yourself and use the Cestus to break the onyx on its body. Use your Hermes Boots to close the distance so you can hit the onyx. Once you have broken enough legs the biggun will drop down and a bunch of smaller ones will swarm. Take this opportunity to smash the big one in its face. Eventually a prompt will appear; follow it. The biggun will run off-screen and summon a bunch of the little guys. It will come back and attack from the edge, then come on top. Use this time to break its legs before it goes back off-screen. Once all the legs have been broken it'll drop again. Hit it until the prompt appears. After the scene and prompts, use your Cestus to break the crystallized body. Head to the top right of the screen and break the tail to find Boreas Icestorm. Head to the red thing in the center and hit R1 to activate the Boreas Icestorm. Use the vent to glide back up. Move straight and hit R1 on top of the red thing. After the scene jump across the gap in the foreground and use your Head of Helios to uncover a chest that contains some red orbs. Go back and head to the end. Use the swing points to get across. Hit R1 at the red thing at the top left to raise the box. After all the enemies have been defeated use the swing points to get across to another platform. Jump onto the left ledge and use the save point before heading in. Move to the back left of the room and hit R1 on the red thing to lower the gate and use your Hermes Boots to climb the wall. Follow the passageway and grab the note on the right as you pass by. Head to the end for a scene. Head to the right once you regain control for two red chests and a chest containing some red orbs. Head back and jump up onto the rope. Pull yourself across and drop onto the platform. Use the swing points to cross the next gap. Use the red thing at the top.Make your way to the opened door after the scene and head on in. *** The Labyrinth *** -LBRNTH- Turn left immediately and use Head of Helios to uncover a red chest. Look to the right for a save point, then head to the back left of the room and use the red thing on the ground. Once you drop, defeat all enemies to lower the gate. Head into the next room. Use the Head of Helios along the left wall to reveal a chest containing some red orbs. Head to the right and use the red thing. Head to the back right of the room for a red chest and a chest containing some red orbs, but be careful because the fire here will kill you with one hit. When the flames die down on the left side, grab onto the grate and make your way up. Pull the lever at the top. Drop down and head through the opened door. Head to the far right for a red chest, then drop down move the object towards the foreground before using the nearby red thing. Move the object to the far background, then hit the red thing here. Move the object onto the round button to open the gate, then run up the wall and exit the room. Drop down ahead. Use the large red thing in the background. Avoid the spikes as they will kill you in one shot. After the fourth set of spikes pop out, the next set cover the entire area. Grab onto a harpy to stay above the spikes until the room turns. Quickly exit through the door when it opens to find a save point. Jump across the gap and use your Cestus to break the onyx blocking the gate. Watch the scene. Use your Head of Helios just after lifting the next gate to find a chest containing some red orbs. Move ahead with Pandora. After killing the enemies in the next room, grab the lever on the wall and pull it back so that Pandora can use a button to let you progress. Use your Head of Helios on the left side of the room to find a red chest. Use the red thing. Quickly make your way across before Pandora gets sliced and diced. Use your Head of Helios all the way to the left here to reveal another red chest. Pick up Pandora and use her to open the gate to the ladder in the background. Climb up the ladder and enter the next room. Use your Head of Helios at the far right of the room for a chest containing some red orbs. Move to the far left and pull the wall out to climb up it. Keep moving up and to the right and use the red thing. Climb towards the foreground quickly and around the end of the platform. Keep moving towards the right and up. Grab the lever on top of Pandora's box to drop it and reveal the red thing. Use it. Drop down and break the glass to grab Pandora. Follow her and save when you see a save point. Watch the scene. After the battle, read the note in the middle of the ground. Use your Head of Helios on the left side of the area for a red chest. Check the right side the same way for a chest with some red orbs. Use the lever to let Pandora into the cage, then jump to the ledge above and stand on the shiny thing to raise the platform. Follow Pandora to find a save point, then continue to find a scene to watch. Kill all enemies, then stand on the button to raise the chains. Look at the right alcove and use your Head of Helios just to the left of it to uncover a chest. Head through the portal. Check the pedestal to the right again. Head left and break the onyx on the back of the statue's head. Head right and, just before the gap, use the Head of Helios to uncover another chest containing some red orbs. Jump across the gap and break the onyx on the back of this statue's head, then continue to the right. Head through the tunnel and turn right just as you come out to find a portal. Enter it and pull the lever to open the gate. Grab the paper on the ground, then head back through the portal. Look to the left of the tunnel and use your Head of Helios to reveal another chest containing red orbs. Head across the bridge and grab onto the vines to the right. Climb down and destroy the onyx there. Climb back up and glide across the gap. Head back and through the portal before the tunnel. Break the chains. Watch the scene. Head all the way across to the other chain link and into the room we uncovered before using Head of Helios. Use the Cestus to break the onyx for two more red chests. Head up the staircase and use the lever to raise the Labyrinth. Watch the scene. ** Zeus ** Once on the ledge, fight Zeus until you see a circle prompt. Keep attacking however you want until the next prompt, then follow it. Watch the scene. After the scene follow the path to a save point and head out the door. Glide down to Zeus and watch the scene. Use hit-and-run tactics on Zeus. You can parry-return his bolts thanks to the Golden Fleece. When he jumps into the air, back away quickly. Watch the scene after enough time has passed or damage is done. Once inside Gaia, follow the path just like in the beginning of the game. Use your Cestus to break the onyx around Gaia's heart. Use your bow to burn off the bramble, then attack Gaia's heart directly. After dealing so many hits Zeus will attack. Treat the battle the same way you did before Gaia interrupted. You can hit Gaia's heart to receive health orbs. Eventually Zeus will show a prompt. Follow it. Watch. Once you regain control, follow the path and grab the sword. Watch the scene. Enter the darkness. Follow the trail of blood when you come to it. Just keep moving and watching scenes. Once you're out, have fun with the first-person action game. Watch the scenes. ******************* *Godly Possessions* -GODTRS- ******************* Item: Zeus' Eagle Obtained: Heart of Gaia (Up the right vine wall) Ability Granted: Infinite Rage of Sparta ----------------------------------------------------------- Item: Hades' Helm Obtained: Palace of Hades (In the river after defeating him) Ability Granted: Grants Max health, magic, and item meters. ----------------------------------------------------------- Item: Helios' Shield Obtained: The City of Olympia (Use the head to the right of his body) Ability Granted: Triples your combo meters increase rate. ----------------------------------------------------------- Item: Hermes' Coin Obtained: The Olympian Citadel Ability Granted: Obtain ten times more red orbs while active. ----------------------------------------------------------- Item: Hercules' Shoulder Guard Obtained: The Forum (Dive under Hercules' body) Ability Granted: Decrease damage taken by one third. ----------------------------------------------------------- Item: Poseidon's Conch Shell Obtained: Poseidon's Chambers (In the room with Poseidon's consort) Ability Granted: Infinte magic. ----------------------------------------------------------- Item: Aphrodite's Garter Obtained: Aphrodite's Chamber (Check behind the bed once she opens the portal; You will have to jump from either side of the room to the correct area) Ability Granted: Allows the use of Athena's Blades instead of the Blades of Exile. ----------------------------------------------------------- Item: Hephaestus' Ring Obtained: The Pit of Tartarus (Under the pits heading but actually in The Forge after you kill Hephaestus; head to the left) Ability Granted: Automatically win all context-sensitive attacks. ----------------------------------------------------------- Item: Daedalus' Schematics Obtained: The Upper Gardens (Second visit in the room with all his notes) Ability Granted: Infinite item use. ----------------------------------------------------------- Item: Hera's Chalice Obtained: Automatically Ability Granted: Causes the health meter to slowly drain over time but never empty it. ----------------------------------------------------------- ************ *Challenges* -CHLNGS- ************ The Challenges can be found under the Features option of the main menu once the game has been completed. ** Challenge 01 - Population Control ** Time: 00:01:40 "Don't allow there to be more than 50 enemies at the same time. Kill them before too many spawn." You only have access to the Nemean Cestus weapon for this challenge. Look for clumps of enemies as you move around the platform and use your R1+square attack to send them flying. This move works well for three reasons: You can kill any of these enemies with two swipes of this attack, you can use it while enemies are near a ledge to knock them off and kill them, and it hits everything near you. Just keep running around and using the attack (aim for large groups and smaller groups near the edge of the arena) until the timer stop. ** Challenge 02 - Bare Hands ** "Before time runs out, kill all the enemies without using any weapons." Time: 00:01:15 For this challenge, you have no weapons to use and no normal attacks or magic. Grab the small enemies and hit square to run around with them as a shield. Focus on hitting the larger enemies with your ram. Try to lure the larger guys near the edge. If you can ram them while they are close to it you can knock them off when they stagger from the damage (this was the only way I was able to complete the challenge. Be wary of staying near the edge yourself, though, since you can also be knocked off. Do -NOT- use the quicktime events to finish off the large enemies as it takes way too much time. ** Challenge 03 - Get Stoned ** "Allow the Gorgons to turn you to stone 10 times without dying." Time: N/A For this challenge you simply need to allow yourself to be turned to stone ten times without dying. If you need health at any point, grab the slow-moving zombies and use circle to stab them to death for a little bit of green. Try to get stoned in an area with no enemies nearby if possible and get ready to jiggle your stick. Take out the smaller enemies while waiting for the gorgon to shoot her beam. Once you have been stoned twice, some harpies will spawn (most annoying) and, since you are actually using the Blades of Athena, you can't use L1+Circle to grab them from a distance. You are given the Boots of Hermes to quickly move around the arena. Try to avoid jumping. Use your heavy attacks or the L1+Circle combonear the harpies to take them down. After your fourth stoning some Satyrs will spawn along with a second gorgon, complicating things even more. At this point it is more beneficial to use your Boots of Hermes to run around the arena to avoid damage while waiting for a well placed/timed green beam. When enemies start piling up, use your Golden Fleece to parry the stone beam and hit the correct quick time button to turn all enemies to stone. Quickly take out the most threatening enemies and continue with the challenge. At seven stonings, you get to play with two ball ogres. Yay. When it gets tougher to find a good place to get stoned, remember that you can use L1 to bring up the quick time prompt and press the wrong button to instantly freeze yourself. this is extremely useful if you've found a good location but don't have much time before enemies close in. Also, keep a close eye on your health at this point and act accordingly. If you do get caught in the air with a beam on you, furiously jiggle your right stick and you may get lucky (the air evade might keep you out of the beam long enough to not turn to stone). The key to completing this challenge is knowing when to use the self instant-freeze (by hitting the wrong prompt after parrying the beam) and quickly break out. ** Challenge 04 - El Matador - Ole ** "Don't get gored by the Minotaurs. Don't get piled on by the enemies." Time: N/A You must take out each wave without being gored or piled on.The easiest way to avoid being gored is to double jump and glide down while moving to the opposite side as the direction the minotaur is facing. While fighting the ghoulies keep jumping when they close in on you to break the grabs before they fully connect. When they ghoulies start coming in larger numbers, grab one and use square to use it as a ram to take out quite a few quickly. You can also use your Boots of Hermes to dash through a bunch and knock them away. For wave one you can kill the minotaur quickly before it rushes with your Tartarus Rage combo (T,T,T). Next will be four ghouls, if you use your Tartarus Rage combo again while they are crawling out you can kill all four before they pop up. Next two more minotaur will spawn. Pick one and use Tartarus Rage to kill it while it pulls itself out. Use the strategy above to avoid the gore and, immediately after he gores the air, hit him with (S,S,S,S,S,S,T) and it should kill him. Immediately start the Tartarus Rage combo in the background spawn area and the final hit should take out all but one or two of the spawning ghouls. Kill those remaining and get ready for wave five. This time you'll get six ghouls and three minotaur spawning for you. Grab the nearest ghoul and ram him into the minotaur to knock them off the edge of the platform. Take out the remaining ghouls. ** Challenge 05 - Knockout ** "Score 1000 points by knocking enemies out of the arena. Sentry = 15 points, Minotaur = 30 points, Wraith = 60 points." Time: 00:01:00 You are only given the blades of exile for this challenge. Attack the ogre that spawns and take control using the prompt. Head towards clumps of enemies while spamming the square button. ** Challenge 06 - Hades' Kids ** "They don't die, they multiply. Get 5 Cyclops to spawn." Time: 00:01:30 Approach the cyclops and spam Tartarus Rage to keep it off balance. Once it dies two more will spawn. Use (S,S,T) to quickly stagger them and take them out. Each time you kill one, you add another to the mix. The point is to have 5 alive at the same time. ** Challenge 07 - Simply Smashing ** "Destroy all the urns before time runs out." Time: 00:00:20 You have access to the Blades of Athena and the Boots of Hermes for this challenge. It is much more beneficial to use single light attack swipes to take out the urns, as opposed to using combos. This urn challenge is much, much, much, much, much easier than the urn challenges in previous games. Completing all seven challenges unlocks the Combat Arena under the Features option on the main menu. In the Combat Arena you can completely customize a battle to have some fun ripping things apart.