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Walkthrough - God Mode Guide
_____ _ __ __ __ / ____| | | / _| \ \ / / | | __ ___ __| | ___ | |_ \ \ /\ / /_ _ _ __ .---. | | |_ |/ _ \ / _` | / _ \| _| \ \/ \/ / _` | '__| / . \ | |__| | (_) | (_| | | (_) | | \ /\ / (_| | | |\_/| | \_____|\___/ \__,_| \___/|_| \/ \/ \__,_|_| | | /| .-------------------------------------------------------------------------' | / .-. | | / \ Title : GOD OF WAR - GOD MODE STRATEGY GUIDE | | |\_. | Purpose : Assist players in conquering God Mode for God of War | |\| | /| Platform : PlayStation 2 | | `---' | Author : Chris A. (keltin_2002) | | | Email : firstname.lastname@example.org | | | | | | Version : 2.2 / | |-------------------------------------------------------------------' \ | \ / `---' .-------------------------------------------------------------------------. / .-. .-. \ | / \ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ / \ | | |\_. | TABLE OF CONTENTS | /| | |\| | /| ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |\ | |/| | `---' | | `---' | | |-------------------------------------------------------------| | \ | | / \ / \ / `---' `---' 1. History 2. Introduction 3. General Tips and Strategies - Best Blades of Chaos Combo - Find the Red Orbs - Conservation of Health/Magic Chests - O Button Madness - Left Analog Stick Madness - R2 Shoulder Button Madness - Upgrade Order - Timing of Upgrades - Level 5 Blades of Chaos - The Blade of Artemis - Medusa's Gaze - Double Casting Magic - Directional Attacks 4. Know Your Enemy - The Perfect Spot - Limited Range - Quick Freeze - Attack Cues - Grab Your Enemy - Grabbing Soldiers - Get your Enemy Airborne - The Death Bounce : From the Ground - The Death Bounce : In the Air - The Enemies 5. God Mode Fighting Guide - Aegean Sea - The Gates of Athens * Medusa : Mini-Boss Fight - The Road to Athens - Athens Town Square - Rooftops of Athens - Temple of the Oracle - Sewers of Athens - Desert of Lost Souls - Pandora's Temple - The Rings of Pandora - The Challenge of Atlas - The Challenge of Poseidon - The Challenge of Hades * Boss Fight: Minotaur > Easy Cheat Win > Head On Fight - The Cliffs of Madness - The Architect's Tomb - The Path to Hades - Temple of the Oracle Destroyed 6. Final Battle Part 1: Ares Form 1 7. Final Battle Part 2: Kratos Clones 8. Final Battle Part 3: Ares Form 2 9. Ending the Game 10. Commonly Missed Secrets and Puzzle Tips : This section was removed since I now : have a complete Chest Guide which can : also be found at www.gamefaqs.com 11. Credits & Copyright .-------------------------------------------------------------------------. / .-. .-. \ | / \ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ / \ | | |\_. | HISTORY | /| | |\| | /| ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |\ | |/| | `---' | | `---' | | |-------------------------------------------------------------| | \ | | / \ / \ / `---' `---' Version 2.2 – 10/03/05 :Added a new strategy for the Centaur Sacrifice during the beginning :of the Challenge of Hades. :Added and updated strategy for the Final Clone battle and for the final :battle with Ares Form 2. Version 2.1 - 7/27/05 :Minor update to the Clone Battle strategy. I suggest the Square, :(hold) Square combo, but I thought I had also pointed out its variant :the Square, Square, (hold)Square which is a little shorter but also :a little faster. Thanks to taher ali (email@example.com) :for reminding me that I didn't point that variant out in this guide. :Added a tip from to Christopher J Reifsnyder (firstname.lastname@example.org) :that allows you to gain a full health and magic bar during the first :fight with Ares so that you are amply prepared for the clone battle. Version 2.0 - 6/27/05 :Removed the Commonly Missed Chest section since I now have a complete :chest guide available at www.gamefaqs.com. This section was small and only :listed a handful of the really hard to find chests, but it caused a bit of :confusion for some players since the section didn't list ALL of the hidden :chests which led them to believe I had missed a chest. So, check out the :Chest guide at GameFaqs to find out where every chest is located in this :game - even the hidden ones. :Added a strategy tip for the Boulder Trap in the Challenge of Hades so :thanks to Shady0027@aol.com for that tip! :And thanks to Melvyn Lam Hau Ching (email@example.com) for contributing :an alternate battle strategy for the Wraiths. :Also added my own observations about battling the Cyclops. Version 1.4 - 6/16/05 :Added contributed fighting strategies for the Hydra, as well as :the Cyclops and Cerberus found in the Challenge of Poseidon. Thanks to :Alex Malinovich (firstname.lastname@example.org) for sharing these :strategies. :Also, added my own observations and tips for avoiding the Main Hydra's :bite attacks. Also added a special note for the Athens Sewers :concerning the option of just running for it. :Added a tip for the conveyor belt trap found just before Pandora's :Temple. :Major aesthetic reformatting. :Fixed a few typos and updated the Copyright section. Version 1.3 - 6/7/05 :Corrected a few minor typos and formatting errors. :Added a fight strategy for one of the big fights in the Cliff's :of Madness chapter. :Added contributed attack strategies for the Captain of the Undead :and the Hydras, so thanks to email@example.com for these. Version 1.2 - 6/1/05 :Corrected a few formatting mistakes and typo's. :Updated the Enemy profiles to include a "Best Attack" option for each :enemy as well as update the Wraith & Minotaur Death Bounce sequence. :Added an additional remark about the magic and the Minotaurs after :the Medusa mini-boss fight, as well as added a remark about conserving :Health and Magic chests and about finding red orbs. :Updated the Credits & Copyrights section to show a list of sites that :can/are posting this guide. :Added another Hidden Chest that is found in the Athens Town Square :chapter. Version 1.1 - 5/30/05 :Initial Guide finally finished. Went back through and reformatted the :Guide to manually insert CR/LF so that each line is less than 80 :characters. Version 1.0 - 5/24/05 :Initial writing of this guide. .-------------------------------------------------------------------------. / .-. .-. \ | / \ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ / \ | | |\_. | INTRODUCTION | /| | |\| | /| ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |\ | |/| | `---' | | `---' | | |-------------------------------------------------------------| | \ | | / \ / \ / `---' `---' Well, as the title says, the purpose of this guide is to help you get through God of War on the hardest setting "God Mode" (Very Hard). I've contributed a lot of what's in this Guide to others that have written FAQs about this game. After having written so many emails to others, I finally decided to just sit down and put everything I had written in emails to other FAQ writers into one place. While this is a God Mode Guide, the strategies listed herein can be used on any difficulty setting. Granted, the strategies in this guide are far more conservative than needed for the lower difficulty settings, but several things such as the Death Bounce, Grab Techniques, etc, are common to all difficulty settings. This is the first FAQ/Guide I've ever written, but God of War has become an obsession, so I must pass on what I have learned. I've seen some other FAQs that touch on getting you through God Mode, so look at them as well. The info I supply in this Guide is how I did it, and believe me, I spent A LOT of time figuring out the best, quickest, and safest way to get through God of War in God Mode. Some of the strategies and methodologies I suggest are contrary to some of the other FAQs out there, but diversity is the spice of life! Try everything and see what works for you. This guide is NOT a complete walkthrough of the game, there are plenty of other FAQs out there that are doing a fine job of covering the full Walkthrough aspect. This guide is about getting you through God Mode. This guide is going to simply highlight and describe methods and strategies for getting through the toughest fights in God of War in God Mode. It will touch on the hardest battles in the game. Battles that are overwhelming and can kill you in seconds if you aren't careful. This guide comes in particularly handy if you are playing God Mode straight after beating Normal Mode. God Mode is like a whole new game if you're coming to it straight from Normal Mode! I won't cover every single fight you'll encounter, but if you're having a hard time with a fight I don't cover, email me and I'll put it in here. I won't cover all of the controls and combos since, if you're playing God Mode, you've already beat the game once and you already know how to play the game! As for the Commonly Missed Chest section, it used to be in this guide, but I have since written a Chest Guide that shows ALL chests in the game so this minor section was a bit redundant, not to mention it caused quite a bit of confusion for some players since they would routinely find chests not listed in this section and think I had missed those chests. So, I removed this section and now refer you to my Chest Guide which shows the location of every chest in the game. Please visit www.gamefaqs.com to see the Chest guide and find every chest this game has to offer - even those elusive hidden chests! Now, let's get on with it. .-------------------------------------------------------------------------. / .-. .-. \ | / \ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ / \ | | |\_. | GENERAL TIPS AND STRATEGIES | /| | |\| | /| ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |\ | |/| | `---' | | `---' | | |-------------------------------------------------------------| | \ | | / \ / \ / `---' `---' /- 0####|=================> Best Blades of Chaos Combo \- - Square,(hold)Square, gained at Level 5. This combo is fast, easy to execute, and very powerful - particularly since this combo ends in a chain swipe that knocks nearly every enemy in it's path flying across the room. Once you get your Blades of Chaos to level 5 (and you should do that ASAP), learn this powerful combo. Use this combo. Rely on this combo. It will save your hide! Also, the variant of this combo which is Square, Square, (hold) Square is a little faster and ends in the same chain swipe. /- 0####|=================> Find the Red Orbs \- - Obviously, red orbs are needed for upgrades, so you want to find and obtain as many as possible. Opening chests, killing enemies, smashing enemies that have been turned to stone, etc, all give you red orbs. Another great way to get red orbs is to smash statues, vases, decorations, etc. If it's breakable in the game, then smash it. A GREAT plus side to destroying the scenery is that it ALSO contributes to your Rage of the Gods meter. For every item that you smash, a little bit is added to your Rage of the Gods Meter. Also, I suggest using the Chest Guide to find every chest this game has to offer so that you get as many red orbs as possible in the shortest amount of time. /- 0####|=================> Conservation of Health/Magic Chests \- - If you come upon a Health or Magic chest and you do NOT need it, or if you have more than 3/4 of your Health/Magic bar, then do not use the chest. More often than not, you can back-track to an area and use a chest that you have passed by. This can save your hide on many occasions. /- 0####|=================> O Button Madness \- - During the game, there are several instances where you have to furiously mash the O button (Minotaur mini-game, Poseidon's Rage at level 2 or 3, etc). Personally, I've found there is NO WAY to tap that O button very fast using just your thumb. So, when you cast Poseidon's Rage or do the Minotaur mini-game, etc, let go of the controller with your right hand, still hold it with your left, lay the controller on your leg, and then use your free right hand to mash the O button like a mad man. While it is possible to get by with just using your thumb, its a LOT quicker using this technique, and it is less prone to failure. /- 0####|=================> Left Analog Stick Madness \- - During the game, there are several times when you must quickly "wiggle" the left analog stick back and forth from left to right (after being turned to stoned, being grabbed by an enemy, etc.). I've found it is far easier to succeed at this by applying the same techniques as what is describe in the above O Button madness Section. Let go of the controller with your right hand and use your now free right hand to madly wiggle the left analog stick. You will rarely ever fail using this technique. /- 0####|=================> R2 Shoulder Button Madness \- - During the game there are times where you have to repeatedly press the R2 shoulder button (opening doors, tearing heads off of skeletons, etc.). Some of these instances are critical, so if extra speed is needed, apply the same technique as described in O Button Madness and Left Analog Stick Madness - simply let go of the controller with your right hand and use your now free right hand to madly wiggle the left analog stick. You will rarely ever fail using this technique. /- 0####|=================> Upgrade Order \- - This may sound repetitive, but it simply can not be said enough -> Level up the Blades of Chaos ASAP! I suggest a level up order like this: ** Blades of Chaos to Level 2 ** Blades of Chaos to Level 3 ** Medusa's Gaze to Level 2 ** Blades of Chaos to Level 4 ** Poseidon's Rage to Level 2 ** Blades of Chaos to Level 5 - Max ** Army of Hades to Level 2 ** Army of Hades to Level 3 - Max ** Poseidon's Rage to Level 3 - Max ** Medusa's Gaze to Level 3 - Max ** Zeus's Fury to Level 2 ** Zeus's Fury to Level 3 - Max ** Artemis Blade to Level 2 When you get the Blades of Chaos to Level 3 you gain the ability to counter-strike, and at Level 5 you get the awesome Square, (hold)Square combo as well as the L1 + O Button ground smash combo. /- 0####|=================> Timing of Upgrades \- - Since I'm writing most of this from memory, I can't remember the exact timing of my upgrades, but I do know you want Poseidon's rage at level 2 by the time you reach the Challenge of Atlas as it comes in handy for the fight with the gorgons right after you acquire the Blade of Artemis. Also, you should have your Blades of Chaos up to level four by the time you reach the last horn you blow to summon Kronos and enter Pandora's temple. Level 5 Blades of Chaos are possible (I did it) during the Challenge of Poseidon. Other than that, concentrate on your Blades of Chaos and conserve your orbs for the Army of Hades upgrade. If you do this like I did, you'll have saved up enough orbs to take Army of Hades to level 3 (max) the moment you get it. I knew Army of Hades was coming, so I saved up till I got it and then immediately maxed it out. /- 0####|=================> Level 5 Blades of Chaos \- - The level 5 Blades of Chaos are an absolute must; and the quicker the better. Your blocking ability is directly related to the level of your Blades of Chaos. The higher the level of your Blades of Chaos, the more enemy attacks you can block. At Level 5 you can block every enemy attack except for certain ground waves produced by enemy ground slams (and a couple of Ares attacks can't be blocked either). This means even the big hammer strikes from the Minotaurs, the Boss Minotaur Clap and Slam attacks, etc, can all be blocked. Level 5 also gives you unlimited magic while in Rage of the Gods. And, it gives you the invaluable Square, (hold)Square combo as well as the L1 + O Ground slam that knocks enemies flying, knocks them off cliffs, and breaks the shield of the shield carrying warriors - and once their shields are broken, you can grab and throw them immediately. /- 0####|=================> The Blade of Artemis \- - I know there are a lot of people that like this weapon, but I'm going to have to disagree. In God Mode, I found it completely useless except for breaking statues and other decorations in search of red orbs. The O Button upper cut works pretty well for that. But, this weapon is SLOW, has no grab technique, will mess up your "mini-game" grabs (O Button appears over your enemy), has no room clearing ability, and is a waste of your red orbs. So, I strongly suggest you do not waste orbs on upgrading it until you've maxed everything else out. Although, Zeus' Fury isn't that hot either, so you may want swap the order of the Zeus/Artemis upgrade - but Zeus' Fury Level 2 upgrade is CHEAP, so I'd still do it first. I finished God Mode with the Blade of Artemis at Level 2 and all Magic maxed to level 3 and the Blades of Chaos maxed to level 5. /- 0####|=================> Medusa's Gaze \- - I've seen many other gamers on the Net completely disregard and utterly cuss the Magic of Medusa's Gaze. However, I'm here to speak strongly to the contrary and tell you right now that Medusa's gaze can be your best friend and is invaluable in getting through God Mode. The reason is, once you get Medusa's Gaze up to Level 2, you gain the Quick Freeze (L2 + Triangle). The quick freeze will instantly stone all low level soldiers, low level minotaurs, harpies, sirens, etc. A DOUBLE BLAST of the quick freeze (hit it twice) will freeze the more powerful minotaurs, Cyclops, Cerberus, etc. Granted, the stronger monsters will shake it off rather quickly, but if you use it while close to them and you have your blades of chaos at level 3 or higher, then you'll smash them to bits. Not to mention smashing your enemy this way earns you a red orb bonus. NOTE : When you press L2 for Medusa's gaze, you will notice the targeted enemy lights up. If the light is RED, then they are out of range or just flat out immune to the gaze (such as Gorgons and Ares). If they are out of range, keep holding L2 and targeting them as they approach you. Once the target light turns blue, then they are in range and you can fire away. /- 0####|=================> Double Casting Magic \- - With the unlimited magic of the Level 5 Blades of Chaos comes infinite magic while your rage lasts. This gives you the remarkable ability of double casting your magic without losing a bit of your magic bar. I'm talking about double casting Army of Hades and Poseidon's rage. As soon as you enter Rage of the Gods, cast Army of Hades, then hit the right directional button to call up Poseidon's Rage and cast that. If you have Poseidon's rage at level 2 or better, you can furiously tap O for a stronger attack - use the O Button Madness technique I described above for a super strong attack. You can cast Poseidon's rage four times for free while in Rage of the Gods mode which comes in very handy for some fights. For this technique, you should cast Army of Hades first, then quickly switch to Poseidon's rage and cast it. As you are mashing the O Button for the Poseidon's Rage, you can use your left thumb to push the Up Directional button and call up Army of Hades. By the time Poseidon's' rage finishes you can cast Army of Hades again and then switch back to cast Poseidon's Rage. In Rage of the Gods mode, you can get the following magic casts ... 3 Casts of Army of Hades ... 4 Casts of Poseidon's Rage ... 1 Army of Hades, 1 Poseidon's rage, 1 Army of Hades, 1 Poseidon's Rage ... 1 Army of Hades, 3 Poseidon's rage There are other possibilities, but these are the most useful! /- 0####|=================> Directional Attacks \- - As you are using the Blades of Chaos and stringing those combos together, realize that Kratos is NOT fixed in one position or stuck targeting only one enemy during the execution of his attacks. At any time during the execution of a Blade attack, you can change the direction Kratos is facing, and thus the enemy that is being targeted by moving the left analog stick in the appropriate direction. That is, once you begin executing an attack/combo, Kratos will go through the motions of the combo, BUT you can still change the direction he is facing by moving the left analog stick. So as he is swinging away, move the stick about to face other enemies making sure everyone on the screen (and even off screen!) gets a piece of the action instead of just letting him throw it all in one direction. This is very handy when you're surrounded by a bunch of enemies. NOTE: At level 5 for the Blades of Chaos, you get the invaluable combo which is Square, (hold) Square. This combo ends in a chain swipe that can knock enemies flat and even knock them off ledges. Changing directions at the very end of this combo so that the chain swipe hits enemies that are behind or to the side of you can mean the difference between progress and the "You are Dead" screen. .-------------------------------------------------------------------------. / .-. .-. \ | / \ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ / \ | | |\_. | KNOW YOUR ENEMY | /| | |\| | /| ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |\ | |/| | `---' | | `---' | | |-------------------------------------------------------------| | \ | | / \ / \ / `---' `---' /- 0####|=================> The Perfect Spot \- - In every tough fight I look for what I call the "sweet spot" (the best place to stand for the duration of the fight) or the "cheat spot" (a place to stand where you can hit the enemy but they can't reach you). Sometimes the cheat spot is just out of reach of the monsters. That is, the monsters have a limited area that they can travel, so if you get just outside of a room or hallway, they can't follow you out but you can reach in to hit them - but you have to be careful because sometimes their retaliation (the gorgon's claw swipe is one) will let them out for a second since it is a far reaching attack in the first place. /- 0####|=================> O Button Mini-Game \- -Once you've dealt most enemies enough damage, the O Button will appear over them signaling the opportunity to do that character's death sequence. For some enemies such as the Gorgon's, it's a great thing since they yield Blue Magic Orbs if you get it right. The Minotaurs will give you Health. However, if you don't need the orbs they yield, or you're facing an enemy that doesn't give up health/magic orbs, then strongly consider skipping the mini-game and just killing them. Throw a few more attacks at them, especially the stronger Triangle attacks, to finish them off. Doing this will result in a pay day of red orbs - and you NEED red orbs for your upgrades! /- 0####|=================> Limited Range \- - Use the enemy's range limitations to your advantage. Every time you enter a room and meet an enemy, back up the way you came to see how far they can follow you. More often than not, they end up stuck at the doorway and can't reach you, but you can hit them. Medusa's gaze comes in real handy for that! /- 0####|=================> Quick Freeze \- - Nearly every enemy in the game is susceptible to a double shot of Medusa's quick freeze (Level 2 : Hold L2 and hit Triangle). Large minotaurs, the Cerberus, etc, can all be frozen by hitting them twice with the quick freeze. Low level minotaurs can be frozen with a single blast of the quick freeze. /- 0####|=================> Attack Cues \- - Just before an enemy attacks, they usually make a distinct sound that is unique to each creature. The sound and the visual clues are a perfect warning that tells you to Hit L1 and BLOCK and parry. The first Hydra you meet in the ship makes "tinkling" sound and will also wiggle the fins around it's head. The undead soldiers with the heavy swords (trail of blue light when they hit you) make a sound and have the blue light to look for. The gorgons make a swishing/hissing sound just before their attack. Etc, etc. Do your best to learn and recognize the enemy cues which signal that they are about to strike. /- 0####|=================> Grab Your Enemy \- - You can perform a grab/grapple technique by being close to your enemy and hitting the O Button. If your enemy is "grab-able" simply run up to them and hit the O Button and Kratos will lay his hands on them. You can also "grab" your enemies while they are in the air. This can happen while they are in the air and you are on the ground, or while you are both in the air. The "grab" can be either a bare handed grab or a stab & hook maneuver with the Blades of Chaos at chains' length. For the duration of this guide, "grab-able" will refer to Kratos being on the ground and running up to the enemy and laying his hands on them. Techniques that require the enemy and/or Kratos to be in the air will be covered in sections below referred to as a "Death Bounce". I CAN NOT SAY THIS ENOUGH : Grabbing is a VERY essential part to making it through God of War, in God Mode, as painlessly as possible. Grabs typically lead to instant kills or very serious damage not to mention room clearing sweep attacks! Also, during the grab sequence, Kratos is invincible to other enemy attacks, so if you are in the middle of the grab animation and another enemy takes a swipe at you, you will NOT be hit! /- 0####|=================> Grabbing Soldiers \- NOTE : If a grab-able soldier, especially the archers, are re-spawning, the ground turns black/red as they are coming up. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO WAIT for them to be completely out of the ground in order to grab them. As soon as you see the ground begin to open up, hit the O Button and yank them out of the ground and perform your throw. - For all of the undead soldiers in the game, once you grab them, you have a few of options: ---- Best Option ---- 1. Square Button - YOUR BEST GRAB OPTION : Kratos stabs the soldier with his sword and then swings them in a 360 degree circle before throwing them across the room toward another enemy. The chain swing will hit everyone in the general vicinity. NOTE: This is the maneuver of choice since the resulting chain swing will hit everything in range, and the following throw will not only kill the soldier in question but damage/kill whatever the thrown soldier hits. The chain swing and throw can also knock enemies off of ledges meaning instant death for them. 2. Triangle Button - Instant kill in which Kratos becomes enraged and rips the soldier in half. Cool to watch, but rarely gives you red orbs, and will not affect other enemies on screen. If you're in the clear and want a bit of stress relief, go ahead and do this (they deserve it)! 3. O Button - Tap the O button four times and the first three presses will cause Kratos to punch/slap the soldier in the face, and on the fourth press of the button, Kratos slams him to the ground and stabs him multiple times with his Blades of Chaos for an instant kill. Cool to watch, but rarely gives you red orbs, and will not affect other enemies on screen. 4. X Button - Kratos will let go of the enemy so do *NOT* hit this button during a grab! If you don't do any of the above but instead just sit there or wait too long, the enemy will break free and counter attack. So act fast! /- 0####|=================> Get Your Enemy Airborne \- - With nearly every enemy, it is often possible to knock your enemy into the air. Once they are in the air, you can often perform special aerial grab techniques. Some of these are repeatable which lead to instant death. I will call these "Death Bounce" sequences and will describe them shortly. Some enemies will block your attempts at getting them airborne, and some simply can not be tossed into the air, but for those that are susceptible, there are several ways of getting them into the air for a grab depending on what level your Blades of Chaos are at: (Hold) Triangle - Kratos does a heavy duty uppercut attack that launches the both Kratos and the enemy into the air. Square, Triangle - After hitting square, immediately hit Triangle for a light duty uppercut that will launch your enemy into the air. If you hit X as the enemy is being launched into the air, Kratos will super jump into the air with them, otherwise, Kratos stays on the ground. L1 + X - This combo does an immediate uppercut that will launch your enemy into the air. If you hit X as the enemy is being launched into the air, Kratos will super jump into the air with them, otherwise, Kratos stays on the ground. Double Chain Ground Slam - There are several combo strings that end with Kratos slamming both of the blades of chaos (at full chain's length) into the ground. The resulting force of this ground blow will cause most enemies to be knocked a short distance into the air. However, the enemy doesn't go very high, so the aerial grab technique must be performed quickly in order for them to work. Some good ground slam combos are: - Square, Square, Triangle - Triangle, Triangle, Triangle - L1 + Triangle /- 0####|=================> The Death Bounce : From The Ground \- - If your enemy is in the air and you are on the ground (and relatively close to your enemy), hitting the O Button for a "grab" will cause Kratos to throw out one of his Blades of Chaos to stab the enemy. If it hits, Kratos will then yank down on the chain causing the enemy to be slammed into the ground. NOTE : for most enemies, this slam is REPEATABLE. That is, once they are slammed to the ground, they will actually bounce back up into the air. By pressing the O button again IMMEDIATELY, Kratos will repeat the move by again hooking them with the Blade of Chaos and repeating the slam. Do this over and over again (assuming you don't get hit by another enemy) to completely destroy your enemy. /- 0####|=================> The Death Bounce : In The Air \- - For most enemies, if you and your enemy are both in the air (and you are relatively close to your enemy), Kratos can perform a death bounce (depending on the enemy) in which repeated mashing of the O Button will cause Kratos to slam them to the ground either by hand or by using the blades of chaos at full chain's length. Just keep mashing the O Button, and Kratos will continually grab and slam the enemy into the ground over and over again until they explode in a burst of red orbs! /- -\ 0####|=================> THE ENEMIES