1. The City of Rhodes
Rhodes soldiers will try to overwhelm Kratos in his weakened state as the
Colossus peeps through the windows from outside. Kratos starts with fully
maxed Athena's Blades and Poseidon's Rage from the last game. Any basic combos
will work well for the time being to keep the soldiers at bay. Tapping 
works well for crowd control and , , /\ keeps the soldiers grounded while
in groups. You can kill any of them instantly with grabs (O button). The
Colossus will pound on the side of the building throughout the entire battle.
Open the door by pressing R1 near it then lift it up by tapping the O button
when the icon appears. Continue to fight through the soldiers on your way to
the back of the hallway. In an attempt of sheer aggression, the Colossus will
punch through the side of the wall and grab the kneeling soldiers by the
window. The hand can damage Kratos, so wait just a bit before continuing
through the hole in the left wall.
A --GREEN CHEST-- along with plenty of breakable objects will be lying around
in the room ahead. Break the objects around the crates for some extra red
orbs. Climb up the ladder (tap the X button while climbing to move faster).
Walk out to the balcony through the doorway at the top, but get ready to jump
or suffer damage as the Colossus punches the wooden beam supporting the
Palm Smash: The Colossus holds his right hand back then crushes whatever is in
the path of his falling palm.
How to avoid: Roll right before his arm falls to avoid it.
Roman Throw: The Colossus reaches up into the alcove on the side of the
building and grabs an archer. He then chunks the archer at Kratos sending a
shower of soldier body parts toward him. He always throws them to the left
side, so just stay away from that side.
How to avoid: Stay away from the left side.
Fists Smash: The Colossus leans back both arms and pounds the side of the
building closest to him with both fists sending a shockwave across the current
How to avoid: Stay away from the area directly in front of the Colossus and
jump to avoid the shockwave.
Platform Shake: The Colossus grabs the platform that Kratos is on and
aggressively shakes it with his hands. He will only perform this while you're
on the platform with the catapult.
How to avoid: Jump off the platform.
Yell: The Colossus growls at Kratos. It has no effect.
Use this battle to familiarize yourself with dodging attacks through the use of
the right analog. Press the right analog in any direction to have Kratos roll
in that direction. It's good to get used to it now since it will be a
requirement in later boss battles.
Soldiers will pour into the area as the Colossus starts to attack, so you will
need to constantly keep them at bay by performing some sort of attack. Keep
your eye on the Colossus in the background and make sure to roll to the side
right before he presses his palm against the ground in an attempt to crush his
enemy. The Colossus will leave his arm on the ground and that is when you
should attack him by hitting his arm. After a few attacks, the Colossus will
yell and release several orbs. Don't be afraid to use Poseidon's Rage if the
soldiers start to gang up around you too much. There is a --BLUE CHEST-- on
top of the raised area on the left side just in case magic becomes a factor.
When the Colossus is eventually stunned (the screen will zoom in and out on
him), jump up to the raised area on the left side and walk up to the catapult.
Press the R1 button near the catapult to launch a rock directly into the
Colossus' face. Once the rock is launched, it's time to get up and personal
with the Colossus by tapping R1 in front of the catapult again to make Kratos
get into the launching portion of the catapult. Tap O to have Kratos launch
himself directly toward the Colossus' face and trigger an Action Sequence. Tap
the buttons as they display on the screen to put a dent in that hard steel.
Kratos >>LAUNCHES<< himself via the catapult and grabs onto the Colossus'
forehead. The Colossus' hand reaches toward Kratos but Kratos quickly
[JUMPS] on the Colossus' hand. The Colossus launches Kratos into the air
as if flinging a bug then Kratos takes out his Athena's Blades while
falling then quickly [AVOIDS] the Colossus' grab as it reaches for him
with both hands. Kratos slides down the steel giant's right soldier and
buries one of his blades deep into its steel skin. The Colossus reaches
for Kratos with its left hand but Kratos quickly [JUMPS] to the Colossus'
face and [PLANTS] his Athena's Blades into the steel giant's right eye.
Kratos is then launched several feet away from the Colossus. >
Kratos will land in a nearby bathhouse. Surface to the top of the pool (X or
O) then destroy the boards along the side for some extra orbs. Lucky for
Kratos, some lovely ladies are taking a bath in one of the pools and will
reward him with red orbs for his godly dominance. Walk over to them and press
the O button to engage in a censored Action Sequence. Deliver the right moves
upon them and they will reward Kratos greatly with red orbs once satisfied.
Keep in mind that you will need to rotate the left analog clockwise and shake
it rapidly from right to left toward the end. Unleash the Kraken!
Jump back into the pool once your ego is filled and descend to the bottom (
button) then swim through the opening at the bottom of the pool. Perform a
swim charge (Hold R1 then release) directly into the drain gate to bash through
it. Surface on the other side then find the platform with the ladder to the
right. Climb the ladder to find a pillar of light (save point). Press R1
while standing in the middle of the light to save.
Pull the shiny switch (R1) to the side in order to make a shiny hook move by
and stop in front of the entrance on the opposite side of the room. Press R1
while near the shiny hook to have Kratos throw out his Athena's Blades then
hold R1 to swing via the chain on the blades. Press X to jump to the other
side as you swing toward it. Keep in mind that you can jump and still press R1
in the air to grapple onto shiny objects such as the hook - this will come in
much handy later.
Outside the Bathhouse
Hop up the next few platforms then open the door. A few Rhodes soldiers will
attack in the room ahead. Break the objects along the side of the room for
some extra red orbs. After climbing the ladder, walk towards the soldiers in
the background then prepare to tap the O button as the Colossus' foot breaks
through the roof in an attempt to smash Kratos. Damn thing!
Walk over to the remains of the ladder on the left side of the wall. There is
a --BLUE CHEST-- on the wall to the side of the ladder and a --RED CHEST-- in
the alcove near the debris across from the ladder. Climb anywhere on the dark
portion of the wall where the broken ladder is. Use X while climbing in any
direction (except down) to move faster in that direction. Keep in mind that
you can use the R1 button to move down the wall faster. That annoying Colossus
will damage the wall in two areas as you make your way to the left. When he
damages the wall the second time, leap away from the wall by pressing away from
it along with the jump button (press directly down, not diagonal) to find
another --RED CHEST-- on the platform below the wall. Jump back to the wall
and climb up to the top of the left side of the wall.
Quake Combo: The Colossus punches the platform twice with his right hand and
then shoulder rams the platform with his left arm. This is only while standing
on the platform that you climb up to after climbing the wall.
How to avoid: Jump as he hits the platform or jump off the platform.
Fist Slam: The Colossus leans back his left (or right) arm then tries to smash
Kratos with his fist. He quickly swings his arm away (this portion can still
How to avoid: Jump or roll as his arm falls. Roll as he moves his arm back (if
you're in the direction of it) or keep your distance.
Hand Swipe: The Colossus leans back his left (or right) hand then performs a
horizontal swipe across the area in front of him.
How to avoid: Roll toward his arm.
Knuckle Slam: The Colossus leans his left (or right) arm high into the air and
pounds the ground with his knuckles.
How to avoid: Move away from the fist.
Arm Strike: The Colossus holds his left (or right) arm toward Kratos and slams
his arm and the back of his fist toward him.
How to avoid: Roll right as the arm is about to make contact with Kratos. This
must be timed very well.
Palm Smash: The Colossus quickly rakes his palm across the area and moves it
toward the side wall of the platform that Kratos is on.
How to avoid: Move to the outer edge closest to the ocean of the current
platform (where he performs his knuckle slam).
Double Fist Slam: The Colossus yells out of frustration while holding up both
arms then slams them both down in the middle of the current platform that
Kratos is on. He will only perform this after he is hit enough time to release
How to avoid: Move to either side of the platform and jump to avoid the tremble
from the attack.
Angry Yell: The Colossus plants both hands on the platform then yells and
smacks the platform with one of his hands. This cannot hit you.
Upon climbing to the top of the wall, the Colossus will once again show
himself. Jump down to the area below and prepare for battle.
The Colossus has some new attacks this time and his attacks will differ
depending on where you are standing. Stay away from the far right of the right
platform and far left of the left platform or he will perform his knuckle slam
or arm strike. He only does the arm strike when you start to get too close to
either side and will perform the knuckle slam when you are at the furthest end
of either side. Both can be avoided but it's hard to hit him after these
There is a chain in the middle of the two platforms but it is not wise to
transition from one side to the other while fighting him since the Colossus
will perform a palm smash toward your current platform to reposition himself.
If you do use the hook to swing to the other side then make sure that the
Colossus is attacking so you'll have a chance to avoid the palm smash.
Stay in the middle and wait for him to perform his fist slam. While rolling,
make sure to roll toward the side closest to his inner fingers (away from his
arm) since he will quickly swing his arm away after his fist comes crashing
down (roll left for left fist and right for right fist). Attack his fist while
he recovers from the fist slam in order to damage him. Don't stand too close
to his fist while attacking or you will suffer damage as he swings his arm
away. Attack his hands whenever he props them up along the side of the
platforms to hurt him even more, but make sure to watch for his attacks. You
can also jump in the air near him and unleash Poseidon's Rage for good amount
Once the Colossus has been stunned three times, he will lean over and place his
arm on the far side of the opposite platform and have an icon over his head.
Run and swing over to the platform he is leaning on and press O button for an
Action Sequence 1
Kratos throws his Athena's Blades into the Colossus' arm and pulls his
arm toward the wall making the Colossus slam his fist into the wall.
Kratos starts to climb the creature's arm and notices the Colossus about
to grab him so Kratos [ROLLS] up the giant's arm then [JUMPS] and plunges
the Athena's Blades into the Colossus' face making the creature yell in
pain. The Colossus reaches up to his face with his left hand but Kratos
quickly [LEAPS] up into the air and tosses his blades into the side of
the giant's destroyed eye and lands on top of the creature's left hand.
Kratos [JUMPS] toward the other side of the Colossus' face and buries the
blades into its cheek then jumps away as the Colossus destroys a wooden
All is not over yet though. Stun the Colossus another three times and make
your way over to him for another Action Sequence.
Action Sequence 2
Kratos throws his Athena's Blades into the Colossus' arm and pull his arm
toward the wall making the Colossus slam his fist into the wall. Kratos
starts to climb and notices the Colossus about to grab him so Kratos
[ROLLS] up the giant's arm then [JUMPS] and plunges the Athena's Blades
into the Colossus' already scarred face making the creature yell in pain
once again. Kratos dangles from the side then notices the giant's hand
about to smash him so he [LEAPS] away from the Colossus and hooks onto
the portion above the Colossus' undamaged eye as he land on the
creature's hand. Kratos jumps toward the Colossus' face and buries the
blades into its already damaged cheek once again. Kratos jumps into the
air and is caught in the right hand of the Colossus as it staggers out of
control. The Colossus angrily looks as Kratos then tries to crush him in
his fist but Kratos holds his ground by >>STRUGGLING<< against the
giant's grasp right before [STABBING] the fingers of the creature making
him yell in pain once again. An explosion is triggered from the giant's
hand and Kratos is launched far away from the Colossus and plummets
through the roof of a building. >
A --BLUE CHEST-- will be lying to the side of the room that Kratos lands in.
Hop up to the platform up ahead then open the door. Ignore the Archers and red
chest behind the gate around the corner of the hall - all of those will be
dealt with in a few minutes. Turn to the right down the hall to find a save
point. Move down the other side of the hall and a group of soldiers will rush
Kratos. Finish off the Archers near the door at the end of hall.
BLOCK & PRESSURE SWITCH PUZZLE
Find the block with the bird on top on the left side after stepping out of the
hall then use R1 to grasp it and move it over the pressure switch next to the
gate. You can destroy the bird on top for some extra red orbs. While the
block is on the pressure switch, kick it to the other side by holding X and
releasing it while grappling the block. Stand on the pressure switch on your
side then flick the right analog toward the gate to quickly roll under it.
Just in case you forgot to kick the block through, there is a gate that you can
open down the hall to the right.
The block is destined to stand on the pressure switch on the other side of the
gate, but first we need it to collect some bonus chests. Kick the block down
the hall to the right then kick it to the hall in the background (Kratos'
left). Kick it to the wall at the far end and stand on it then jump to the
three chests up above. There are --2 RED CHESTS-- and one --UNMARKED CHEST--
containing the ++URN OF GAIA++. Kick the block back to the pressure switch and
move it on top to open the gate to the next hall.
Move down the hall to the left of the --GREEN CHEST-- and some more soldiers
will suddenly appear. Make your way to the Archers in the back so they don't
stand back and shoot you from afar. Don't pull the switch on the lift just yet
at the intersection since you can find the --RED CHEST-- from earlier on the
other side by moving toward the camera. Pull the switch on the lift.
Get off the lift when it reaches the top then rush up and hit the Colossus' eye
as he peaks through the doorway. The hall will fall to the ground and Kratos
will fall through doorway. Walk toward the railing in the back for a cutscene.
So I guess Zeus isn't such a bad guy after all. Jump up to the ledge
supporting the broken ladder against the left wall then move under the next
highest ledge to the right and leap up to it. Pull yourself up with X once
Kratos has grabbed on. Take in the sights of your next soldier slaughter as
you prepare to jump to the floor above and deal with the soldiers grouped
together. Make your way to the Archers first then take out the rest. There is
another set of Archers by the doors in the background and they will shoot from
a distance so take them down quickly as well.
Kick open the doors with the R1 button and open the --GREEN CHEST-- if needed.
Destroy the windows ahead then fall down to the area below and defeat the
Archers on the raised platform then deal with the soldiers. Perform a jump
while below the ledge to notice some red chests up above - it's good to know
where their located since the camera angle won't show them from above. Use the
ladder on the right side of the side you entered from to get back up to where
the window was. Carefully move across the ledges and jump across to the ledge
with the --2 RED CHESTS-- that the camera faces away from. You can also move
across the ledge to the right of the save point up ahead to get a good view of
one of the red chests. Make your way over to the save point then climb up the
ladder to the side.
Jump to the chain overlooking the hole then slide down to the floor below.
Fight off the soldiers then replenish your health or magic with the
--BLUE CHEST-- and --GREEN CHEST-- on the sides of the door. Open the door
then run outside. And when I say "run outside", I mean to keep the left analog
held to the top right position since the Colossus will destroy the bridge as
the camera angle switches. Make sure to double jump as you near the end of the
bridge since Kratos will most likely not make it if you don't - though I have
made it before (just barely) without jumping.
Arm Swipe: The Colossus leans his left arm to the left side and rakes the area
in front of him.
How to Avoid: Roll the second right before it hits.
Arm Swipe Combo: The Colossus leans his left arm to the right side and rakes
the area in front of him twice then pounds the ground with his fist sending a
shockwave across the platform.
How to Avoid: Roll the second right before the first two swipes hit then jump
to avoid the shockwave. I would advise you to roll away from the Colossus
while avoiding the first two rakes so you'll have time to jump when avoiding
the fist slam. This takes some good timing to avoid all three attacks.
Fire Waves: The Colossus pounds the side of the platform with his damaged arm
sending empty trails through the platform that eventually erupt into blue
How to Avoid: Stand in between the trails that move across the ground. The
flames always appear in the same areas, so just remember a good place to stand.
Fist Slam: The Colossus quickly leans over and slams his fist onto the platform
creating a shockwave.
How to Avoid: Stay away from the middle area and jump to avoid the shockwave.
Flame Spray: While the Colossus is leaning on the platform, it shoots a blue
flame from its damaged arm and moves its arm across the area in front of it to
spread the flame.
How to Avoid: Move/Roll away from the immediate area in front of him.
Don't even think of grabbing that Sword of Olympus yet, since it will take time
to be able to use it. At the start of the battle, the Colossus will
immediately slam his damaged arm into the side of the platform and send fire
waves across the area. Find a good place to stand in between the waves. The
object here is to stun the Colossus so Kratos has enough time to bestow his
godly powers into the Sword of Olympus. You will need to stun him a total of
three times in order to fully power the sword.
You may have noticed that his broken hand is lying to the right side of the
platform. Walk over to the hand and face the knuckles then tap R1 to make
Kratos hurl the hand directly toward the Colossus for an instant stun. I would
advise you to save this freebie stun for the third phase since your magic will
be gone by then. To easily stun the Colossus stand in front of him and use
Poseidon's Rage to quickly eat away at his health. It takes about three
Poseidon's Rages but it will eventually stun him. You can also stand directly
in front of the Colossus and hit him anywhere on his body, but remember to
avoid his arm swipe combo since he will perform it regularly while you're up
close. Watch his arms and keep in mind that his swing from the left is a
single swing while his swing from the right will result in a combination
Run over and grab the Sword of Olympus with R1 and hold the button whenever the
Colossus is stunned to make Kratos bestow his remaining powers into the blade.
He will bestow his experience into the blade first (all red orbs and power
levels for his Athena's Blades) followed by his magic gauge (all magic will be
gone along with Poseidon's Rage) and then he will give up his remaining health
(his life gauge will fall by half). Once the blade of Olympus is fully
powered, Kratos will pull it out of the ground and fire a shot at the Colossus.
The Colossus will lean over at this point and only perform a flame attack where
he will flame the immediate area in front of him. Stand close to the Colossus
and hit him with any of the combos from the Blade of Olympus. Watch for the
Colossus to turn his head then quickly roll away to avoid his flame attack. It
takes very little damage since Kratos' life gauge is so incredibly low at this
point. Once he has been stunned three times, the icon will appear for the
button tap sequence. It doesn't involve any button tapping though!