God of War III – Walkthrough – Judges of the Underworld II
At the bottom a massive Cerberus lies in wait. You’ll have to sever each head using the button prompts as they appear. A good way to weaken the three-headed dog and hit the annoying Satyrs that flank it is to use the Army of Sparta magic a few times. Defeat all the enemies to bring down the large gate.
Strangely enough, the chests you found in this area before reappear for your second visit. Hop over to the far left across the broken stairs to score a pair of chests with Red Orbs inside and another chest with even more Red Orbs (or a Minotaur Horn/Phoenix Feather/Gorgon Eye if you haven’t maxed out your meters).
Head back up to the middle of the area and pull the lever. This will bring up the chain a bit and open a gate on the right side. Ignore the chain for now and head towards the open gate.
Shine the Head of Helios on the cloud of sparkling dust between the pool of water and the Hyperian Gate to reveal a chest with Red Orbs inside (or a Minotaur Horn/Phoenix Feather/Gorgon Eye if you haven’t maxed out your meters).
Stock up on health and magic and head into the Hyperian gate. Move to the left once you are on the upper level and you’ll see a familiar glint of blue on the back of the massive statue’s head. Attack this with the Nemean Cestus until it shatters and you’ll disable one of the three judges — and one-third of the Chain of Balance’s “security system.”
Some enemies will confront you here. Break a Siren’s back to send out a shockwave to stun the other. Finish them off with heavy attacks. Head right until you come to a gap in the walkway.
Search for a shimmering spot here and expose it with the head of Helios to score some Orbs (or a Minotaur Horn/Phoenix Feather/Gorgon Eye if you haven’t maxed out your meters). Jump and float across the gap to the right.
The second patch of blue crystal behind another head is here. Destroy it and take out the enemies that confront you. Continue counterclockwise around the walkway that circles the upper area. The rear side of the third and final head you come to is below the walkway.
Before heading down, search the left side of the final statue for a familiar shimmering cloud. Shine the Head of Helios on this to reveal a chest with even more Red Orbs (or a Minotaur Horn/Phoenix Feather/Gorgon Eye if you haven’t maxed out your meters).
Climb down the vines at the dead end and destroy the final clump of blue Onyx crystals on the back of the head below. Climb back up and fend off the shielded enemies and Satyrs with your Nemean Cestus (and Nemean Rage).
As you move clockwise back around the walkway, look for a Hyperian Gate on the left. Enter this to warp back to the bottom area. Read the note hear and open the chest for some Orbs (or a Minotaur Horn/Phoenix Feather/Gorgon Eye if you haven’t maxed out your meters). Pull the lever to access the massive Chain of Balance once again.
Approach the link of chain and attack the blue section of it with your Nemean Cestus equipped. Destroy the blue weak points in both sides of the chain link and you’ll sever the conduit between Olympus and Hades for good.
After the cutscene you’ll once again have to navigate the treacherous tube that encapsulates the Chain of Balance. This trip is much shorter than before. Watch for the collapsing walls!
When you land, don’t grapple onto the Chain of Balance just yet. Search the area for the three hidden chests you gathered before on top of the cubes. There are three special item chests to grab and they must be revealed with the Head of Helios like before.
Now, use the grapple point to reach the chain and climb it back up to the Flame of Olympus.
God of War III – Walkthrough – The Flame of Olympus II
Before heading up the stairs, search this area for some chests — they’ve all reappeared in their previous places even if you’ve collected them earlier in the game. Cross the massive chamber to the nook with the large chain passing through it. If you’ve been following this walkthrough closely you will have already found the secret area back here. If not, look for the shimmering gold dust lining the wall across from the chain and shine the Head of Helios on it to reveal a hidden area.
In here you’ll find a ton of Red Orbs (or a Minotaur Horn/Phoenix Feather/Gorgon Eye if you haven’t maxed out your meters). You can also punch out the wall of crystals with your Nemean Cestus to reveal even more Orbs.
Health and magic chests lie along the edges of the large circular room. You can save here or at the top of the stairs.
Look for a final Red Experience Orb-filled chest and then push the crank at the top of the stairs all the way around in a clockwise motion to begin a long cutscene.
God of War III – Walkthrough – Boss: Zeus Part I
This fight often begins with Zeus charging at you. Wiggle the LEFT ANALOG STICK quickly as shown to repel his initial attack. The remainder of this fight takes place on a Street Fighter-esque 2D plane. The King of the Gods has several attacks that you can learn to dodge or counter with some practice.
The most common move is a three-part punch. Zeus will hit you with two punches and then clap his hands and release a burst of electricity. The key to defending against this attack is to counter with the Golden Fleece (L1, followed by SQUARE). You’ll have to catch one of the first two swings. If you miss these, begin your Army of Sparta magic or jump to dodge the final clap.
Zeus will often teleport away from you after you hit him a bit. When he does this he may start this three-part punch. You should double-jump over him and hit him from the back. You should be able to hit him freely while he punches in the wrong direction.
Another move of Zeus’ that often follows a teleport is an aerial lightning bolt attack. Since he shoots these diagonally downwards you can just run under him as he takes to the air and attack him. This is the most effective way to avoid this powerful barrage.
An attack that’s rarer in the first half of the fight has Zeus fly high above and slam into the ground. This is a great time to use Army of Sparta to become invincible and deal damage. Your offensive moves should be heavy moves like Spirit of Hercules (SQUARE, SQUARE, TRIANGLE), Plume of Prometheus (TRIANGLE, TRIANGLE, TRIANGLE) and Tartarus Rage (L1 + TRIANGLE). These moves will knock Zeus to the ground when he isn’t blocking, allowing to score easy hits.
Using the knowledge of Zeus’ moves and the offensive attacks above you should be well prepared to deal with the angry deity. Try to stay near Zeus all the time, constantly attacking and watching for the telltale signs of his moves to counter or avoid them.
When a prompt appears over his head the battle is halfway over. Successfully follow the prompts to refill your life and enter the final stretch of the battle. This is almost identical to the first but Zeus will add in an electric attack that cruises along the ground like a wave.
You can hop this and hit him on the way down or, better yet, use Army of Sparta to become temporarily immune and deal some damage. Use the Blade of Olympus to significantly shorten this portion of the battle. A second button prompt will appear allowing you to end the fight… but it’s not over yet!
After the cutscene, run along the edge of the room to the door leading outside. Save and jump down to confront Zeus again.
God of War III – Walkthrough – Boss: Zeus Part II
This battle is short so feel free to use magic or the Blade of Olympus to make it fast. Zeus will attack using all new moves, most of which are tough to evade so the invincibility Army of Sparta provide for the duration of the attack is quite useful.
If Zeus knocks you into the air, evade away using the Wings of Icarus. Try to counter any punches. This fight ends rather prematurely with the appearance of Gaia.
After a cutscene you’ll find yourself in a familiar place. Press against the far wall and inch deeper into the titan’s chest. Climb up and over the vines and then slide down and drop into the chamber below.
Approach Gaia’s heart and attack the spikes of Onyx around the massive muscle with your Nemean Cestus. Burn away the vines with the Bow of Apollo. Attack the unprotected heart until the cutscene occurs.
God of War III – Walkthrough – Boss: Zeus Part III
Zeus is back and with more new moves than before. The key to this battle is the titan’s massive heart which can be mined for Health Orbs. Simply attack it and they will pour out, refilling your health at any time — and you’ll need it in this fight!
Zeus is also aware of Gaia’s life-giving properties and will occasionally dash up to the heart to recuperate. When he does this you need to quickly attack him to rip him away from the heart.
The best technique for this fight is stay near the heart almost always, getting attacks in when Zeus comes to you. If you go on the offensive, watch your health bar closely so you can return to recharge. If you stay near the heart and attack it, Zeus won’t get a chance to recharge either.
Zeus’ strangest new attack is to make several copies of himself. These duplicates eventually begin to crowd the area if you ignore them. Luckily they will also give off Magic Orbs as you destroy them. Magic is an important part of this fight, since Army of Sparta is very efficient in taking out the clones.
Make sure you catch Zeus with your magic attacks as well. You can also fill up your Blade of Olympus meter using these clones and this does a large amount of damage to Zeus.
When Zeus shoots a lightning bolt at you can deflect it back at him by using the Golden Fleece (L1, then SQUARE). You’ll need to activate the Fleece right as the bolt hits you to get this to work.
Towards the end of the fight Zeus will begin to hover around the room a bit. Grab him with L1 + CIRCLE and bring him to the ground much like you would a Harpy.
This battle will enter a new sequence once you damage Zeus for a few minutes. Grab him when the prompt appears over his head and you’ll enter a grapple that features many different types of button pressing and analog stick wiggling. Each successful button press will allow you to push Zeus towards the massive heart in the background.
When you finally overcome the god, hold R2 + L2 as prompted to plunge your sword through Zeus and into the heart of Gaia, felling them both at once.
After the cutscene, approach the Blade of Olympus and grab it. When Zeus grabs you, rapidly press CIRCLE to escape. Everything will go black and you will end up in a very strange place.
God of War III – Walkthrough – The Darkness
Run straight forward into the darkness and towards the object in the distance once it appears. Keep going until you find a path of blood to follow.
Follow this until you reach a scene from your distant past. After the cutscene, continue down the path of blood and once again into the void. You can barely make out a path forward to follow, but press on through the inky black. Eventually you’ll come upon Pandora. Lift her up and she’ll tell you that she can guide you and light a fire for your lamp.
Follow the path of blood until you come upon another scene Press R1 to comfort your kin and move on. The path will brighten and a bridge will form before you. Cross it heading towards the light in the distance.
When darkness closes in again you’ll come upon fallen Athena. Press R1 to pick her up. After this, follow the blue light to the edge of the cliff and dive in.
Recover your lamp by pressing R1 and then swim around as the audio plays out scenes from your past. Swim towards the point of light in the distance once it appears. Follow the blue flame as it recedes into the dark.
Swim to the shore and approach the box. Open it to return to the realm of the living. Attack Zeus with SQUARE and TRIANGLE from the new first-person perspective.
When Kratos grabs Zeus, repeatedly press CIRCLE until the screen turns crimson. When you can no longer make out your opponent, cease punching.
After the final cutscene with Athena, hold R2 + L2 to strike your finishing blow. Congratulations, you’ve bested the Gods of Olympus and finished God of War III! Be sure to stick around through the credits to see a final tidbit.
I hope that by any chance, this God of War III – Walkthrough was able to help you on your journey through this game. If by any event, there arise the need for the other parts of this walkthrough, you can find it here..
God of War III – Walkthrough – Gaia
God of War III – Walkthrough – Hades
God of War III – Walkthrough – Olympia
God of War III – Walkthrough – The Flame
God of War III – Walkthrough – Poseidon’s Chamber
God of War III – Walkthrough – Tartarus
God of War III – Walkthrough – Mazes and Caves
God of War III – Walkthrough – The Labyrinth
God of War III – Walkthrough – The End