2. Inside the colossus
The camera angles can get very annoying in here thanks to such a tight area and
the camera's willingness to show you the flaming columns, so be careful while
moving along the platforms. Slice through the soldiers on the platform up
ahead with your new Blade of Olympus and continue onward. The burning
structures at the top of the area will start to get in the way while moving
along the platforms. Hop over the first burning column that lies in the way of
the wooden platform with some well-timed jumping. When you come upon the
second burning column lying in your path, move across the ledge on the left and
press R1 when the icon appears to have Kratos stab the circular middle portion
of the flame column to absorb the Colossus' power into the blade.
The columns for the lower portion will crumble once the burning middle portion
has been stabbed. Leap across to the platform where the burning platform
previously blocked your path and climb onto the netted ropes on the side of the
wall. Climb over to the next platform then jump to the rope below the burning
column up above. Use the rope to climb over to the other side across from you.
Press R1 to drop while above the platform ahead then continue onward and fight
through the next batch of soldiers.
Jump to the platform above then walk carefully across the narrow ledge. Don't
go straight though since a flaming column is blocking the way. Turn to the
left and move toward the circular portion of the flaming column. Hit the chain
around the column with normal attacks then press R1 to stab it. Use the
--GREEN CHEST-- to the side if needed then run back across the narrow ledge and
walk to the side that the flaming column was blocking previously.
Hop up to the next platform and continue onward. A few soldiers will attack
then you will need to scale another netted rope. Some more soldiers will
attack after getting off the rope. Walk over to the boards in front of the
flaming circular portion of the burning column and Kratos will hug the wall.
Inch across the small ledge on the side of the wood cover housing the column.
Use R1 to make Kratos drop and grab onto the ledge then move under the burning
column that will be lying along the side. Press X to have Kratos pull himself
back up then jump to the circular portion of the burning column. Destroy the
chains and stab the column with R1.
The camera will zoom in to show a rope, where one of the burning columns used
to be, but first turn around then run over toward the netted ropes against the
wall across from where the flame column was and climb to the platform above to
find an --UNMARKED CHEST-- containing your first ++GORGON EYE (1/?)++. Jump
and climb the rope that was shown a few moments ago then jump off when the
wooden platform up above comes into view. Leap along the next few platforms
then climb the ladder.
When the camera shows a very confusing overhead view, walk over to the switch
and pull it to make a metal pendulum extend downwards. You can't move across
the rope yet since the beams powering the Colossus' eyes are in the way. Climb
back down the ladder then attack the pendulum so that it moves back and forth -
just one attack will do; it doesn't take several. Climb back up to the
platform above then pull the switch again to make the bottom of the pendulum
move back upwards. Watch as the pendulum moves from side to side and blocks
the blue rays that hit the inside of the Colossus' eyes. You need to move
along the rope and climb by both blue rays as the pendulum blocks them from
hitting the rope. The pendulum will remain moving so there is no time issue
involved in its swinging.
Drop to the wooden platform on the other side and jump over the burning column
in your path. This wooden platform will lead you to the final burning circular
column. Destroy the chain and plunge the Blade of Olympus into the burning
Without any type of power source, the Colossus will start to crumble. Control
of Kratos will be given back to you at this point and you must quickly hop
across the platforms and make your way toward the Colossus' mouth. Drop out of
its mouth to continue.
After the Colossus tags Kratos in the cutscene, control will be given back to
the player. All of Kratos' attacks and movements are basically nonexistent
during this period and even the slightest bit of movement is a near impossible
task for him to perform. Lurch toward the Blade of Olympus.
This isn't really much of a boss battle since Kratos is powerless at this point
and can barely even swing his blades. It is interesting to try to hit Zeus
with Kratos' weak strikes in vane though and watch blood fly from his perilous
In other words, Kratos is destined to lose this fight. The O button tap is
meaningless since Kratos will lose anyway.
Kratos will start out clinging to a wall of the underworld with very little
life. The Arms of Hades protruding from the wall must be defeated in order to
climb. Each hand only takes two weak strikes or one heavy strike to defeat -
heavy strikes are recommended since they can defeat tons of hands at one time.
The hands will cough up green orbs and they take very little life with each
hit, so it is near impossible to die here.
Make your way to the right and jump to the next wall on the right. Jump to the
wall up above from the right wall and continue moving upward and slashing to
get out of the underworld.
Make sure to use the save point to the side especially after all the action
that you have been through. Examine the body of the weaponless Spartan soldier
to trigger a cutscene. Walk over to Pegasus after the cutscene and press the
R1 button to trigger another cutscene.