God of War III Game Guide

+++AREA: PALACE OF HADES
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--PUZZLE: THE HADES STATUE PUZZLE - PART 1

This puzzle comes in two parts (that's what she said). First, you need 
to open the doorway on the second floor. There is a large wheel on the 
left side of the room and a large crate of flat tiles on the right side 
of the area.

Grab the crate of tiles on the right side and drag it towards the large 
wheel. Kill off the harpies and then activate the wheel to open the 
doors on the second floor. From there, quickly grab the crate of tiles 
and place it UNDER the wheel so that it doesn't rotate back.

Climb up the large white tree and jump on the second floor. Enter the 
doorway to trigger some Minotaurs and other baddies. Slice them all 
down to clear the area. Make your way up the halls to the third floor 
with the Hades statue.


--PUZZLE: THE HADES STATUE PUZZLE - PART 2

And now comes the tedious part. Rotate the crank to bring up a coffin. 
After the cutscene, press the R1 button to activate ladders on both 
sides of the room. Eliminate the enemies to clear the area first!


--ITEM: PHOENIX FEATHER #3
Before you do anything, take the path to the left and all the way to 
the back. There is a hidden ladder that leads to the top of the statue 
where you will find a chest with a Phoenix Feather! Now jump back down.


Take the ladder on the LEFT side of the room and climb it to the top. 
DO NOT touch anything in the room yet! Instead approach the nearby 
lever to lower the platform back to the first floor.

Open the metal gate and grab the crate of tiles (slice up the Harpies 
first) and drag the crate back to the platform and then pull the lever 
and go back up.

At the top, drag the crate near the large wheel. From here, go back 
down to the large crank and rotate it. Quickly climb the LEFT ladder 
again and activate the wheel to clasp Hades' right hand. From there, 
quickly drag the crate of tiles UNDER the wheel to keep it from moving.


WHEW, now for the right side of the room! Go back down towards the 
crank and rotate it all the way around. From there, take the ladder on 
the RIGHT side to the top. Activate the nearby wheel n the room to 
solve the puzzle! 


From here, I suggest you go back down to the first floor and SAVE your 
game because the next part will be a boss battle.


SAVE GAME


With the puzzle solved, approach the coffin in front of the pedestal 
and press R1 to open up the path and trigger a boss battle!


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--BOSS BATTLE: HADES
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After the cutscene, rapidly tap the L1+R1 buttons to avoid getting your 
soul stolen! The battle with Hades is a 5-part affair, so be ready for 
a lengthy and brutally bloody battle!

Hades has a big collection of attacks in his arsenal. He uses his claw 
weapons and likes to use his stomp attack. A lot. All of these simple 
attacks can be evade and blocked, so be ready roll away from him when 
he starts flinging the claws.


--HADES SPECIAL ATTACKS
Hades also has FOUR (count 'em, FOUR) Special attacks that he uses. 

GRAPPLE ATTACK
The first one is his Grapple attack. After damage is dealt to him, he 
grapples to the ceiling and jumps down for a tremor attack. To avoid 
damage, double-jump just before he lands on the floor.

HELL AWAITS
The second Special move is his "Hell Awaits" chain attack where he 
summons a billion chains from the floor. To avoid damage for this one, 
the entire floor will turn black except for one small area. Quickly 
roll towards that little area to avoid getting shanked.

CHAIN SPIKE
His third Special attack is his Chain Spike attack where he sticks both 
chains on the ground and spikes protrude all over the arena. To avoid 
damage for this, simply run around in a circular motion until he stops 
the attack.

SOUL SUMMON
For this attack, he summons three floating heads to come after you. 
Simply attack these souls to disperse them.


--BOSS TACTICS PARTS 1-3
The battle with the Hades starts off as a 3-part battle followed by two 
more waves. To damage him properly, abuse the Grapple Pull+Square 
Button attack. Dodge all his attacks I mentioned above until the 
Context button appears.

Approach him and rapidly tap the Circle Button to rip out a shred of 
his skin. After the skin chunk is ripped out, quickly approach that 
piece of flesh and destroy it! From there, continue to dodge Hades' 
attacks and repeat this strategy TWO more times!


--BOSS TACTICS PARTS 4-5
After the third time, Kratos and Hades will enter a tug-of-war match 
with their weapons. Keep using hard attacks (while avoiding getting 
thrown into the water) until the Circle Button appears above his head.

Press the Context button and rapidly tap the Circle Button to end the 
fourth wave. With the Hades Claws in hand, slay all the soldiers that 
appear and Hades will appear ONE more time.

In the final wave, evade Hades' hand attacks by grappling behind. Use 
the Grapple Point on the upper left or right sides and get behind him 
and pound all those combos on him. There's no tricky part, so just 
damage him until he keels over. From there, complete the Context 
buttons to defeat Hades!


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After the battle with Hades, Save your game!


SAVE GAME


--GODLY POSSESSION #2: HADES' HELM
Dive into the water and swim all the way down to the bottom to find the 
HADES' HELM item! Now swim to the other side and jump out.


--OBJECTIVE: USE THE SOUL SUMMON ATTACK

Clear out all the baddies using the Soul Summon Magic. Once that's 
done, 
dive into the water and swim to the next area and dive out. Activate 
the lever and then swim to the other side and dive out back to the 
Forge area.


+++AREA: THE FORGE

--OBJECTIVE: GET THE HELL OUTTA DODGE

After the cutscene, make your way back down the stairs of the Forge to 
the rotating crank room. As you rotate the crank, the Hammer dudes will 
come to life, so clear them out with your hot Hades Claws! Clear them 
out and then rotate the crank all the way around.

Exit the area and jump and grapple towards the open portal on the other 
side of the Realm. Clear out the archers and then approach the portal 
to return back to Olympia.
 

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