When he raises his arm and it glows in a gleaming light, he is about to charge straight across the platform and grab Kratos in a choke hold. Hit the switch here as well to create a series of grapple points, but before flinging Kratos at them jump to the next platform to unveil a hidden chest full of red Orbs. This weapon can be used by pressing down on both Analog Sticks (L3 +R3) until a meter on the lower right is completely depleted. Plant it on the switch and exit the room. As long as Kratos is far enough away, in the air, or behind him when he does this he is immune. For the most part, they tend to thrust and do hammer swings. Now Kratos can safely open the chests without any chance of pain. Keep slashing at him and counter his jumps to eventually reach the finishing cut-scene. Afterward, pull the lever and let the platform rise until it comes to a complete stop. Climb again to the right and wait for the fluctuating spike wall to descend, then bolt up. Start thrashing away at the Onyx-coated legs. A fire projectile following a linear path, head-butts, and occasionally a pin-down attack are about all they're capable of. The battle initially takes a step back in time (in gaming) to the yesteryears of 2D fighting (with 3D characters, of course). He then proceeds to drag Kratos across the floor to the opposite wall. The caverns tend to be very dark, but it's a good thing Kratos ripped Helios' head clean off--it really comes in handy. When Gorgons and Olympian warriors flood the room ahead, let Pandora be and focus on the Gorgons. You may notice, too, that Zeus has a bit of downtime following certain attacks--if he misses Kratos--especially after his one-two combo or choke hold attack. Edit (Classic) Edit (Beta) This muscled brute relies heavily on sheer strength. After everything falls into place, grapple the first point and land on the floating platform to reach the second grapple point. It's this room again, and a few things have changed. Ignore Hermes on the other platform for now and opt for the red Orb chests at the end of the pathway. The latter creates a large enough impact to catapult Kratos into the air and, without the proper response, can seal his fate permanently. Upon landing, dozens of the skittering insects climb up to meet Kratos. Agitate the Harpy and ride it across, hopping from Harpy to Harpy. Mash the Circle button to stay his ground and then shove Hercules into a spiked wall. Hyperion Ram doesn't work quite as well against the fire-spitting hound; dodge the fireballs and successfully complete the QTE prompt to gain complete reign of the hound. Last Edited: 30 Aug 2012 7:37 pm. Hermes wastes no time on releasing mongrels and Harpies upon Kratos and the panicked citizens of Olympia. Steer it toward the blocks on the right--these slide in and out of the wall in a readable pattern. Climb up the side of the wall to the top to meet some resistance. Once they've bitten the dust, spin the wheel and quickly run under them before they close on the Spartan. Swing across the gaps and run down the path to the save point, towards the archers, and to the bramble in the distance. After an overly bloody affair, Kratos gains the Head of Helios, an indispensable aid to his quest against Zeus. After Kratos spills the first blood from Cronos' finger, press L2 and Triangle to unleash a flash of light from Helios' Head. Moving on to the next phase--the scorpion now retreats and leaves its numerous progeny behind to deal with Kratos. Hit the lever and quickly hop on the moving platform before it leaves Kratos behind. A myriad of loyal soldiers carrying shields quickly envelop Helios in a protective barrier. Utilize the great number of oil cans scattered around to inflict major damage upon the wretched abominations too. Hit up the crank in the center and slowly turn it. Climb the ladder up to encounter more enemies, as well as a chest containing green Orbs. Shimmy across the vines and mosey on over to the chest. God of War III Walkthrough In God of War III, Kratos takes on his most exciting and challenging quest yet. The arrow should shoot through the portal and connect with the chain holding the chests' platform, sending the chests crashing to the floor. During the brutal sequence, Kratos tears a chunk of flesh that needs to be eliminated right away. Start by hopping atop the ledge above Peirithous and onto the chandelier-type object. Kratos lands on a platform and must make his way to the top despite everything working against him. At the end, turn the wheel to be lowered. Save here and prepare to face another god. They're slow enough that Kratos can run circles around them; just don't get caught in the business end of their hammer. That is an effective means of dealing with the Centaur and its crowd. Run to this safehaven to be completely immune. You can find Hermes' Coin among the rubble next to the giant statue head. Now burn down the bramble here to hit a cog that re-arranges the entire cavern in terms of the large suspended blocks. Head to the immediate right and follow this to two red Orb chests. When the regular enemies touch the wall in the back, they turn into more aggressive puppets of Hades. The perspective from here gives Cronos' every working advantage, but all you really have to do is run Kratos back and forth along the length of the arm to avoid a breath attack and a palm strike. While the path here splits, the choice here is made obvious because the path to the right currently leads to a dead-end. Hello everyone! Boss: Poseidon (Walkthrough) ... God of War III puts Kratos at the center of the carnage and destruction as he seeks revenge … The strategy remains largely the same: aim for the Onyx legs and bust them up; smash its face when weakened. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Take the path up and meet up with a Titan in the distance. Press up against the far wall and push through the tight squeeze. Use the tamed Cerberus to burn away the thorns and pluck Bow of Apollo from Peirithous' charred corpse. Shove it in between the brown chalice and the small waterfall on the right. Constantly keep them occupied to prevent them from returning to work on the chain. Climb the large chain up a ways to reach the next area of interest. God of War III Collectibles Collectibles A complete list of Godly Possessions , Minotaur Horns , Gorgon Eyes and Phoenix Feathers is below. Pluck a Gorgon Eye from the chest on the immediate left and proceed past the save point, using it if you want. IGN's God of War (2018) complete strategy guide and walkthrough will lead you through every step of your Journey from the opening seconds to the end credits and beyond. If he gets pulled into the water, mash the Circle button in order for Kratos to safely scramble out and regain his footing. Take the ladder adjacent the gate and scale the building side. What has Pandora gotten herself into this time? A second Gorgon rushes in to replace the deceased one. Some familiar gold speckles pervade the air here--you know what to do! After picking off the underworld minions, Hades returns, a little ticked off and is hell-bent on inflicting otherworldly pain upon Kratos. Light up the area to see and float across. Some QTE buttons here, including a couple of grapple points to hit. Plus, there's nothing really to cry about when Kratos' health can be recharged. Email news@gamespot.com. Next thing you know, Gaia tosses the two in her body. Hades has quite a few attacks stored in his arsenal, some of which may not arise until a certain phase. If this is done unsuccessfully, Kratos will keep getting pushed back, take damage from constant exposure, and eventually die. Terminate the remaining Cyclops, if any, and reap the rewards from the chests: a Gorgon Eye and a Minotaur Horn. The next room has an overwhelming number of chests, gadgets, and things to look at. There's a hidden chest in the corner here with a Phoenix Feather inside. God of War 3 Wiki Guide. Immediately latch onto the grapple point to avoid falling and get whisked away to a higher area. Sure enough, a Centaur wielding a huge pointy stick struts in and immediately tries to impale Kratos. Keep in mind that upon activation of these items you may not be able to gain Trophies. These guys can't be touched for now so stay on the defensive until a Gorgon joins the party. Despite Kratos' punishment, Poseidon is not quite done yet and stands firm against the prevailing Spartan in a segment that somewhat mirrors the first, except Poseidon casts a highly damaging lightning attack that slowly works its way toward the back of the screen. What you need to do here is reach the top platform with four spinning contraptions. Return to the center crank with the intention of turning it once more. Save your game and move into the open hallway. Poseidon also unleashes a more deadly attack, in which he thrusts his trident into the ground three times, each time emitting a burst of electricity. The gate won't stay open for long, so quickly run under the gate. Remember the path choked off by a thicket of bramble? Phoenix Feather augments the blue magic meter; a Gorgon Eye increases the maximum health meter, and a Minotaur Horn increases the item meter. Post Comment. This time, flaming debris and girders abound! When the coast is clear, head to the far left of the door to find chests, one of which holds a Minotaur Horn. Running along the path, Kratos encounters a new enemy, a scythe-wielding Wraith. When Kratos steps on the circular platform in the center, a strange effect takes hold and turns your perspective into reality. From the get-go, Hades tries to claim Kratos' soul; mash the R1 and L1 buttons to keep his soul intact. Sometime later, Kratos finds himself inside his own head, enshrouded in darkness. Continuing on, Kratos meets more bad guys, and the final Onyx stone lies on a platform just below. Helios has been located and is gravely wounded from the attack. The underworld inhabitants prepare a nice welcoming party for the arriving Spartan: an enraged Cerberus and a couple of Satyrs (these guys join a bit later). In the hallway, ready weapons to take on slithering Scorpions. When you reach the Heart of the Mountain you will need to use a lift to climb up to the top. To make traversing the chain more interesting, Kratos faces enemies hanging from the chain. There's a patch of it on the ledge above. Inside is a Gorgon Eye. The final part of this lengthy battle requires Kratos to climb up the fingers and work toward the large chunk of Onyx. Cross the bridge to the gate on the right and enter another part of the courtyard. Boost her up into the tiny crawl space and wait for her to open the cage. But first, you probably need to return to the moving chandelier near Peirithous to open access to the lever. 69. As promised, Hephaestus crafts a powerful weapon, the Nemesis Whip, although with strings attached. Except this time the platform, unable to bear the weight of a single dog, starts to lower a bit. This guide to God of War III includes a detailed walkthrough of the story mode and descriptions of the available challenges. Float to the area high above and follow the hallway to a rounded pathway. Kratos does not respond kindly to his betrayal and puts the smith god out of his misery by attacking the uncharged pedestal with the new whip. Open each of them up to pocket a Phoenix Feather and Daedalus' Schematics. Following the cut-scene, Kratos must block Helios' powerful rays in order to get in closer for the kill. Press it to initiate a Quick-Time Event (QTE), during which you press the buttons that appear on-screen for a very gruesome, yet satisfying finisher. An unlit brazier can be found here; push it off the edge and drag it toward the opposite end of the room, where a caged hellhound called a Cerberus can breathe fire on it. Kratos claims the Nemean Cestus, leaving Hercules with nothing but pure brawn. This part of the God of War Walkthrough is dedicated to the Treasure Map entitled “Creation Island“.Here you will discover its location and the location of the corresponding treasure. Don the Cestus and bash away. Paint the cavern wall with Helios' bright light to reveal the hidden path. By Doug Radcliffe and Matthew Rorie on February 3, 2012 at 2:17PM PST Comments The next area serves as a playground in which Kratos can practice the Battering Ram as directed by the on-screen prompt. Some iron bars hinder direct movement across the final zipline, so simply navigate around and glide to the rest of the zipline. You see the start of this vicious cycle? When it rears its head back, it is about to belch out an unrelenting stream of water that both pushes Kratos back and causes him pain. Keep a constant move on to escape these erupting chains. The following room can be quite a doozy. Get more God of War III news at GameSpot. Simply … Fry it with a charged shot and use the brazier to hitch a ride to the level above like before. When the screen is completely coated with the color, you can stop pressing to finally finish things. Ignore the chests for now--you can grab them later. The level will begin after reaching the first cube. Prevail against all odds with GameSpot's walkthrough. At first, it will only just be Kratos and never ending clusters of normal baddies. Welcome to Neoseeker's guide for God of War, one of the most anticipated (and well received) games of 2018. Not much longer, the battle perspective switches again—this time right-side up, but Kratos must still crawl around and dodge claw jabs. The warriors launch attacks that do respectable amount of damage, so don't get careless. You could rush headlong into the battle, or stay on the defensive until a certain Titan arrives. The room flips and a ceiling of blades starts to drop slowly. Terminate the Gorgon and use its petrifying gaze to "freeze" the other enemies, at which point they can be shattered into little bits and pieces. The hands will grab the Lost Souls and turn them into slightly more formidable enemies. This is a good opportunity to experiment with a nifty new move that has Kratos fling his twin blades into the chest of his foes and propels him forward, slamming into his target and surrounding enemies. Fixed some typos, structure issues. Now pull the lever on the right side of the room to elevate the platform on which the ballista rests. Hopefully by now, you've maxed out at least one weapon and should be dishing out loads of damage. Jump into the air and tap the usual command to pull Kratos toward the target for a vicious beating. Spot the trail of blood stains to locate its source, Hermes, who barely puts up a fight. As Kratos approaches, a gaggle of enemies crawl up and engage the Spartan in battle. The second one appears a bit later--around the time the first Chimera sheds its first form. Dive underwater to obtain Hercules' Shoulder Guard, then navigate through the tunnels to a small ambush. When he gets close enough to Helios, he can deliver his retribution. Despite its intimidation factor, the Cyclops is easy to deal with. When enough damage is dealt to the fingernail, hit the Circle button to rip it clean off--yowza! The kill tactic here is the same as that for a Gorgon, or any enemy for that matter: kill it, don't die. The Cerberus attacks by spitting out smaller dogs and charging. God of War 2 is a seamless adventure with no defined stages. Congratulations! Deal enough damage and Kratos will ride shotgun on this monstrosity's back. With the gate opened, run down to meet up with Hera one final time. Zeus' other attack is a lightning projectile that can be deflected back at him. The room flips back to its original position and the pedestal should flop right next to the door switch, as intended. This particular move is easily countered by either standing under him and hitting him, or using the Hyperion Ram to reel him in from mid-air. Search near Helios' headless body for Helios' Shield. As the ride moves automatically, enemies begin to swarm the block. The Nemesis Whip is a great weapon and is the author's weapon of choice from this point. A long cut-scene after this with a QTE sequence or two interrupts the battle. Helios has waged war on the invading Titan and seems to be winning; help out the Titan by getting on the ballista, but when that happens a truly ferocious mythical creature, the Chimera, rears its ugly head. Only after all enemies have been eliminated with the huge spears blocking the way retract into the ground. Afterwards, follow this path to the end and begin the long ascent. Dispose of them and continue up the ramp to the next level. When Kratos reaches Pandora, she suggests to the Spartan that the chain holding the Labyrinth needs to be broken. Players will have a chance to join battles on a grand scale that is four times larger than its predecessor. He also jumps into the air to shoot multiple projectiles at a time. After disposing of the winged enemies, board the elevator with the pallet in tow and ride it back up. Continue down, collecting the Orbs from their respective chests, and enter a vast chamber. Now move to the PS3 button scheme in the center of the room below. Attempting to rotate the crank shakes the stone Golems to life. The final incarnation takes the form of a ram that adds charge attacks in addition to fireball projectiles. The right side of this small clearing keeps Kratos relatively immune to the damage. Fortunately, the easiest way to deal with such an adversary is to repeatedly use Hyperion Ram (L1 + Circle). Do not tarry for long, as the platform returns back to its original position after a bit of time. These can be manipulated into ferrying Kratos across wide chasms. The cornered Hercules gets his armored ripped out one-by-one when this happens, so this needs to be done two more times. Obviously, there's something to be done with the oil can. These faster and awesome weapons grant the Soul Summon magic ability, which won't be of too much use against Hades at the moment. These guys, like many of the past enemies, are susceptible to the Hyperion Ram (L1 + Circle). Because Zeus mixes in a new attack during the second round we don't recommend using the Nemean Cestus. An ugly-looking Cyclops makes a surprise appearance (came from his shoulder?? Aside from these upgrades, you will also find unique Godly possessions that grant special abilities to Kratos during a second playthrough. This allows Kratos to reach the lever in the alcove above by spreading his wings and riding the updraft. Before exploring the two revealed options, there is a third ladder in the back on the left side that leads to red Orbs and a Phoenix Feather, one that should complete the first magic power-up. The room has now been pilfered of its secrets, and now is the time to move on. Save your game and explore the small room for red Orbs. The Gorgon should be the kill priority, making sure it never has the freedom to cast its spell. Prove to Hercules that he needs to throw more than just a few wimps at Kratos for Hercules to finally don his Nemean Cestus and step into the ring. God of War 3 Game Guide & Walkthrough. This is a lot easier than it sounds. Pandora's cage is just over yonder, but the Onyx crystal barricading the door must be destroyed first. Just when things start to get a little too icky, a giant Onyx-laden scorpion crashes the party. Kratos comes to a big, empty room with only silence pervading the air. Hit the switch to flip the room, and now the fun starts! Now position the pedestal next to the door switch (which is now actually on the right side of the wall), then hit the heat switch again. Remember that Helios' Head can guide you through the darkness. Lash out randomly against Zeus until he falls, at which point Kratos grabs him and the violence continues. Gamespot Staff Afterwards, yank both chains here to re-arrange pieces of the wall, and then push the two blocks into the wall. Kratos must climb up the vertically hanging bridge as quickly as possible, but some hapless blokes are left hanging for dear life. Every wasted second allows the raging fire to close in on Kratos, and what that happens Hermes wins. Walkthrough - The Caverns part 2 | Walkthrough godofwar3 Guide. It's cheap, but hey, it works! Surprise, surprise. Use magic attacks and commit a battery of attacks to bring up the QTE prompt once again. A double jump and the use of Icarus' Wings to stay aloft works great here to keep both enemies and the spikes out-of-reach. Finish off this dumb brute and claim his Nemean Cestus for good. Pull out the huge column from the left side and fly up the wall via the golden footprints. Take the hallway out into the rain, where it becomes evident that Kratos' ruthless murdering of the Gods has reaped unfathomable consequences on the Olympians. Send as many enemies as you can flying off the platform to eliminate them that much more quickly. Now take the golden footprint up and follow the pathway to another platform. Before grabbing the chain, climb down to a small ledge below to find a Phoenix Feather! We liked using the Nemesis Whip against them (big surprise) and unleashing devastating combos in the air. 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