12. Outside Atropos
Walk up the steps in the new area then move down the path at the top. You'll
see a big statue up ahead that is pointing (it's actually pointing toward some
chests). The chests down the left path cannot be opened yet since the pressure
switch will close off the doorway leading to them every time that Kratos tries
to move toward them. Walk over to the right path and shoot the Archers across
from you with Typhon's Bane. Use the grapple point over the gap to swing
across to the other side where the Archers were. You could just swim through
the water also. Make a left turn and swim toward the platform with the --BLUE
CHEST-- and --GREEN CHEST-- against the wall. You'll see the chests from
earlier through a gate also.
Take the second right path since a gate is blocking the first pathway to the
right. You'll come upon a broken bridge. Go ahead and jump to the broken
piece and the camera will show the statue up above. If you try to move toward
the two chests on the other side of the bridge the piece that you are on will
lean downward. Move back across the bridge and find the vines on the right
wall (camera angle's right). Climb the vines then transition to the ceiling
followed by the wall again to climb up on the side of the doorway where the
gate that was blocking the first turn is located. Pull the switch off to the
side to open the gate.
Jump down below and enter the area past the gate. Do you recognize that bird?
That is the Dark Griffin that the Dark Rider was on much earlier in the game.
Kratos stabbed the bird with the Dark Rider's spear and it landed here.
Approach the spear and press R1 along with the O button to tear the **SPEAR OF
DESTINY** out of the Dark Griffin. Sentries will appear as if they want you
try your new spear out on them. Don't disappoint them, get used to your new
spear! Keep in mind that you can slow time in this area, thanks to the nearby
After defeating the Sentries, walk over to the Fate Statue with the flashing
green stone. Grab the statue and pull it over to the circular area around the
lever. Rotate the lever to turn the statue. Turn the statue so that the
flashing green stone faces the right side of the screen. You will ultimately
push that statue back to where you got it from, but for now push/kick the
statue through the doorway. Move all the way down the ramp and then over to
the pool on the right side. Push it all the way up to the pool then swim to
the other side. Quickly use the Amulet of the Fates to slow time then run all
the way back to the pressure switch at the beginning of the area near the
pointing statue. Move across the pressure switch and open the --3 UNMARKED
CHEST-- containing a ++PHOENIX FEATHER (16/?)++ (left), the ++URN OF OLYMPUS++
(middle), and a ++GORGON EYE (23/?)++ (right).
Run back to the statue and push it back up the ramp and through the door.
Place back the statue back in its original spot so that it faces the broken
bridge to the right side. Run all the way back to the broken bridge then stand
on the tilting piece. Stand on the side that makes it tilt upwards to match
the other piece ahead. Use the Amulet of the Fates to slow time then quickly
run and jump to the other side.
Crossing of the Lowlands
Open the --BLUE CHEST-- and --GREEN CHEST-- if needed and save your game at the
save point. Prepare for plenty of grappling and a real high-flying adventure!
Grapple to the first grapple point on the hook between the first set of pillars
Grapple Point #1
Use a normal swing followed by a jump and grapple to the next grapple point.
Grapple Point #2
Use a normal swing followed by a jump and grapple to the pillar ahead.
Grapple Point #3
Kratos will automatically jump off the pillar as it crumbles and leap toward
the next grapple point.
Grapple Point #4
Kratos will swing around in a circle while attached to this grapple point. The
column will fall shortly so be quick! Make sure to line him up with the
platform in the background then have him jump toward it then perform a second
jump in the air to land on it. The platform will start to fall toward the next
grapple point, so wait until it leans toward it then leap and grapple to the
next grapple point.
Grapple Point #5
Grapple Points #6 and #7 will start to fall directly ahead while you're on this
grapple point. Wait for about two swings then jump and grapple onto #6.
Grapple Point #6
Quickly jump and grapple to #7 during the first swing.
Grapple Point #7
Wait for just a bit then jump and fall down a little then quickly grapple to
the lower grapple point #8.
Grapple Point #8
Kratos automatically swings straight toward the next grapple point from this
one, so get ready to swing to the pillar (#9).
Grapple Point #9
Kratos skips off of this grapple point and jumps back toward the next grapple
point on the wall behind him (#10).
Grapple Point #10
Kratos skips off the wall as it breaks and launches himself toward #11.
Grapple Point #11
He skips off this pillar and jumps to the next pillar across from it (#12).
Grapple Point #12
Wait for the piece of the pillar to fall down just a bit while hanging onto
this grapple point. Perform a double jump then grapple to the next.
Grapple Point #13
Kratos automatically jumps and slams through the next pillar then lands in the
The Great Chasm
Walk through the cave tunnel ahead. The exits will seal off in the first open
section and a group of Sirens will attack. All of their moves are blockable.
They like to counter a bunch with their energy projectiles, but keep in mind
that you can deflect their projectiles right back at them with L1. Two Hades
Minotaurs will appear from the ground with another Siren after the first two
Sirens are defeated.
Move through the next tunnel after the battle. There is a --REPLENISHER
CHEST-- in the next room ahead, but make sure that you need it since a big
battle will break out as you approach it. Satyrs and Juggernauts will attack
and this can be quite a deadly combination. Use Cronos' Rage to put some
constant hurt on all enemies and go after the Juggernauts first since the
Satyrs like to stand and block so much. On the flip side, if you're Athena's
Blades are leveled up enough (Level 4) the Satyrs should fall kind of fast, so
you may want to go for them first. Walk out of the cave through the tunnel
A save point will be to the left and a --GREEN CHEST-- and --BLUE CHEST-- will
be off to the right upon exiting the cave. Walk over to the bridge then jump
to the next section and walk to the end of the bridge for a cutscene.
Fun Fact: Stand on the ledge beside the bridge overlooking the gap and look
under the furthest section of the bridge to see Icarus hanging on to the bottom
of the bridge - look for his wings. When you walk to the end of the first
section of the bridge, he will disappear up under the bridge.
This battle will start with an Action Sequence.
Kratos backs up to the side of the bridge as he (STRUGGLES) (AROUND) with
(^ This first part of the battle will decide which character will be on top of
the other as they both plummet into the chasm. Fail to press the proper
directions and Icarus will automatically win.)
Once the two have started falling, tap , /\, or O to attack Icarus while
falling into the chasm below.
 = Punch from right hand
/\ = Punch from left hand
O = Alternate between right hand and left hand punch
(sometimes a headbutt will replace an attack)
Icarus will eventually grab Kratos and turn him to the other side while the two
fall but quickly shake the left analog to the left and right to have Kratos
punch him and move back on top. (if you lost the struggle at the beginning, the
battle will start with this sequence)
The end of the battle will come to a close with four action sequences. You
only have to win the final sequence to be victorious.
- Eventually Icarus punches Kratos and gets on his back but Kratos
responds by @GRABBING@ Icarus' head and flipping him over his shoulder
as the two hit a boulder on the way down (The loser will hit the
- Icarus turns Kratos around again but Kratos quickly @TURNS@ the tides
by flipping Icarus back around to the bottom and holds Icarus against
the side rock wall as the two continue to plummet.
- Icarus once again turns Kratos over but Kratos @WRESTLES@ to top as
the two hit another rock.
- Kratos stands on Icarus' back as Icarus starts to plead for the two to
work together. Kratos grabs Icarus' wings and starts to >>PULL<< at
Icarus' wings and eventually tears Icarus' wings off of his back as
Icarus falls to his doom below. >