God of War III – Walkthrough – The Flame of Olympus
Approach the flame and you’ll trigger a lengthy cutscene. After it’s over, take some time to search the area for items and Orbs. First, approach the nook with the large chain passing through it.
The wall to the left of the chain has some sparkly dust hanging around it. Flash the Head of Helios at the wall to expose a secret passage. Inside you’ll find three chests full of Red Experience Orbs and a chest with a Gorgon Eye inside as well. You cannot break the blue crystals yet, but remember this location so you can explore it further when you return later.
Now, head to the save point. Just past it is an outside area. Run up the stairs and open the two chests on the edge of the area for more Red Orbs. You can take a look at the scarred earth below at the pedestal.
Now, return to the room with the Flame. Along one wall is a locked door. On either side of this door are three areas with pedestals, six in total. These area are swimming in sparkling dust. Use the Head of Helios to expose pictures on each of the six spots. You can read about the spots as well — they foretell things to come in your quest for the Flame.
As you read the windows, a cutscene will be triggered. Follow Hermes outside past the save point (save if you need to as well). Jump off the edge after the interaction with the speedy god and float down to his location.
Climb onto the wall to the right and slide down to the bottom.
God of War III – Walkthrough – The Olympian Citadel
Press down and press jump to fall past the gap below. Jump to the right and press R1 to grapple the pulley beneath Hermes. As soon as you land, run to the right.
The flames that pursue you here will instantly kill you, so keep moving at all costs. Use the Wings of Icarus to float across the gap and then grab the walkway as it collapses in front of you. Press JUMP to climb the boards quickly — you need to whip the humans hanging on for dear life so you can pass them.
Navigate the vertical stretch and jump over gaps to reach the top. Climb the wall beneath Hermes and then jump across to the ladder. Slide down the ladder and jump to the right. Inch along the wall above the massive statue and continue to the right in pursuit of Hermes. Float down to the walkway below.
A small amount of weak enemies will show up around the corner. Grab them and execute Brutal Kills and charging attacks. Jump across to the platform hanging below Hermes and activate the R1 prompt to grapple it. When the platform falls away, watch the direction Hermes heads. Pull the lever on the ground and latch onto the massive chain link above.
Wait until the chain link sways towards the walkway to dismount. You need to be as close as possible to make it, even with the help of the Wings of Icarus. The walkway crumbles as you touch down. Use the grapple points to navigate it quickly.
Float down to solid ground and stock up on health if you need to. Hermes finds his way to the opposite side of a gate. Climb the ladder to the left of the gate, then cross the gate by jumping to the right. At the top, run down the long hallway towards the massive catapult.
A lever on the side of the catapult lets you reposition the weapon so it points at Hermes. Pull this all the way to the left and then hop onto the platform. Press R1 to cock the catapult, and get ready to activate a quick button prompt as soon as it fires. Successfully tap the right button and you’ll hitch a ride on the projectile as it flies towards Hermes.
After the cutscene, search the right side of the massive statue’s head, now severed and lying in the rubble, for Hermes’ Coin (Godly Possession 4/10). If you examine the ground you should see a glint of gold in the shadow of the bronze head.
Now, look for a trail of blood leading out of this area. Follow it to the stairwell and float down to the lower area using the Wings of Icarus. Approach Hermes to instigate a fight.
God of War III – Walkthrough – Boss: Hermes
The battle with Hermes can be won pretty much exclusively using the Cyclone of Chaos (L1 + SQUARE). The move is unlocked by upgrading the Blades of Exile, but you should have upgraded your primary weapon several times by now. The Cyclone of Chaos hits Hermes even as he circles you in a dizzying blur.
Just continually activate the attack and you’ll sap his life at a steady rate. The only time you’ll need to deviate from your L1 + SQUARE regimen is when Hermes attacks your head. The game will slow down and you’ll get a prompt to rotate the LEFT ANALOG STICK in a sweeping motion (from top-to-bottom or vice-versa). Follow this motion quickly and precisely to counter Hermes’ attack and deal some damage.
Every few dozen hits, Hermes will be knocked down releasing some Health Orbs that make this battle even easier. After he is knocked down a few times, a prompt will appear above his head. Follow the rotation prompt to sever Hermes’ leg. Approach him as his crawls away to follow another prompt that will allow you to sever the other leg and dispose of yet another “immortal.”
You’ll be awarded with the Boots of Hermes. This item can be used to ascend vertical walls and generally defy gravity. You can activate them by holding R2 much like the Bow of Apollo and the Head of Helios — just press X to dash with the Boots.
Dashing also damages enemies, so try out your new moves on the enemies that appear. Now, look for a path of golden footprints leading up the boards on the side of the area. You can ascend any surface with these marks using the Boots of Hermes. Just move towards the prints and activate the Boots to run straight up the vertical surface.
Save at the top and then look for another set of tracks leading across the mural. Use the Boots of Hermes to sprint across this wide gap with ease. Continue to the right in the same manner and then run up the wall at the dead end. At the top, open the two chests for Experience Orbs.
Head into the open area with several large statues, stopping for the two chests on the way — one contains health, the other Red Orbs. Move up the ramps and hang a right to find more golden footprints. Run up these to the second level and run horizontally across the large sculpted edifice using the Boots.
On the other side, search the left corner of the porch for a cloud of sparkling dust. Use the Head of Helios to expose a hidden chest. Inside you’ll find a Phoenix Feather. Now, look down the hallway. At the apparent dead end you should be able to make out a smattering of golden footprints up the left side of the carving in the wall.
Once outside, run up the obvious prints on the right side of the building. From here you’ll need to use the Wings of Icarus to get to the area with the chests a bit below and to the right.
Glide across the gap and mine the chest for orbs. Continue down the path to the left and attack the soldiers in the large open area.
As you do so an armored Cyclops drops into the area. The powerful wrecking ball this Cyclops wields is harder to dodge than you might think. Luckily, the awesome Plume of Prometheus attack (SQUARE, SQUARE, TRIANGLE) can interrupt the Cyclops even as it attempts to attack. Repeatedly use this move to topple the giant with ease.
When two more Cyclopes appear things can get a bit chaotic. Try to focus your Plume of Prometheus attacks on just one. You can use magic if you need to, but keeping the monsters stunned is your best strategy. Once they are destroyed, run all the way to the left to find two chests. One has Red Orbs inside, the other a Minotaur Horn. Enter the large door where you fought the Cyclopes after you are finished gathering loot.
God of War III – Walkthrough – The Flame of Olympus
Run clockwise around the large, round room destroying the archers as you pass them. There are four chests to open in this room. The first two you come to contain magic and health, while a pair of chests on the opposite side of the room contain Red Experience Orbs. When you are finished, head down the open hallway.
In the hallway you’ll encounter Sirens for the first time. These enemies cannot be attacked until you expose them with the Head of Helios. After you expose a Siren, regular attacks will be sufficient to take her out. When the Siren flies high in the air, use the L1 + CIRCLE grapple attack to pull yourself up to attack her.
The first prompt you get while attacking a Siren will deal damage, while the second (after more attacks) will kill her, leaving you with Magic Orbs and stunning all nearby enemies. More Sirens appear down the hallway, so have your Head of Helios ready to deal with them.
Open the chest for some Red Orbs at the end of the hall before proceeding up the long, winding staircase. At the top, open the gate. You should explore this large room for treasure before attempting to solve the musical puzzle. First, look along the left side of the room to find a chest with Red Orbs inside.
Take the updraft up to the platforms on the left side of the room to score a Phoenix Feather and some Red Orbs across the way.
Now, cross the room and take the air current up to a parallel area. Open the chest here for more Red Orbs and then cross the gap and jump onto the platform high up in the middle of the room.
On this platform are four cranks. Each crank turns a segment of a puzzle below with the representation of a curved sword on it. You must complete the image of the sword, from hilt to tip, by turning the cranks above. Turn the cranks, from LEFT to RIGHT in this order.
- Crank 1 – Turn once to make the hilt appear
- Crank 2 – Do not turn this one
- Crank 3 – Turn 3 times to make horizontal sword blade appear.
- Crank 4 – Turn 3 times to make tip appear.
Successfully completing the image of the sword unlocks the ability to manipulate the puzzle below. Hop down and approach the platform with the familiar-looking colored symbols on it.
Press R1 to start a musical minigame. The shapes that appear correspond to the face buttons on your PS3 controller. Watch carefully and hit the corresponding button as the shapes pass through the gold centerpiece of the device. Sometimes a pair of buttons must be pressed at once. The correct button code, which must be timed properly, is this:
X, X, X, CIRCLE
SQUARE, CIRCLE, SQUARE, X, TRIANGLE
SQUARE, CIRCLE, TRIANGLE, SQUARE + X
SQUARE, TRIANGLE, SQUARE + X, TRIANGLE, TRIANGLE + CIRCLE
TRIANGLE + CIRCLE, X, SQUARE, SQUARE + X, CIRCLE, TRIANGLE, TRIANGLE + CIRCLE
This took us about 20 tries, so don’t get discouraged. There are no exploits for this — play it enough times and hopefully you’ll memorize it. Playing the proper sequence unlocks something far below and makes a lever appear nearby. Pull the lever to activate an elevator.
As the elevator plummets downward, shielded enemies will attack. Their shields are completely immune to your current weapons so you’ll need to exploit the other enemy that appears to deal with them. Attack the Gorgon and use the instant kill prompt to turn the shielded enemies to stone. Quickly destroy them once they are incapacitated. Another round of shielded enemies and Gorgons will appear before you touch down.
At the bottom, hit the lever on the elevator but do not ride it back up! Instead, search the area beneath it for four chests full of Red Orbs!
Save and then run up the long spiral staircase. Turn the crank at the top to partially release the Flame of Olympus. It turns out the judges in Hades have a tight grasp on it far below.
Head into the door that opens to the left. In the hallway you’ll encounter the wraiths with sickles that burrow underground. You can use the same trick you used before to dispose of them quickly: yank them out of the ground with L1 + CIRCLE. Whip them to weaken them and then perform an instant kill by grabbing them with CIRCLE (you won’t get a prompt).
Run down the dizzying spiral staircase and pause at the bottom. You may notice a cloud of shimmering dust here. Shine the Head of Helios on the dust to expose a chest with a Gorgon Eye inside! Save and head down the hall.
God of War III – Walkthrough – Boss: Hercules
The confrontation with Hercules in the Forum is quite varied and will keep you on your toes. Examine the Forum and take note of the sections of wall covered in spikes — these will become crucial in the upcoming fight. The first leg of the battle involves a large wave of peons while Herc looks on from afar. Grab one of the enemies and use it as a ram to deal fast damage to all nearby foes.
Keep up the slaughter until Hercules hops down. At this point you should focus attacks on the strongman. You should use Army of Sparta to thin out the horde of enemies if you get bogged down at any point in this fight, but try to get Hercules caught in the area of attack as well.
Like in the battle with Hermes, Cyclone of Chaos is an excellent attack here since it hits Hercules and all the nearby enemies. When the enemies thin out a bit, focus heavy attack combos on Herc. He’ll soon grab you and charge towards a wall. This is your chance to deal some real damage.
Mash the button shown to overcome Hercules and then use the LEFT ANALOG STICK to direct him into one of the spiked walls across the room. Just run him towards a panel of spikes and he’ll be impaled. If you miss you’ll have to damage him some more until he charges at you again. Successfully pinning Hercules against the spikes will land you health orbs and also deprive him of a few pieces of armor.
You need to pin Hercules against the spikes using the same technique two more times. He’ll now add in some ground-pounding moves that can be evaded or, better yet, you can jump over them and hit him with a Cyclone of Chaos in the air while his defenses are down.
After a second grapple and slam against the spikes Hercules’ attacks will have a wider area of effect. Nevertheless you can continue to hop over the shockwaves and attack him. He’ll also try to send you flying into spikes with a directed punch. Aside from evading as he winds up, there’s not much you can do to avoid his attacks at this point. This is a good time to initiate the Blade of Olympus and just attack Hercules quickly.
When Hercules slams his fists together a blinding flash will stun both him and Kratos. This is your chance to move in and activate the prompt that appears of his head. Follow the prompts to claim Hercules’ prized Nemean Cestus.
This turns the fight in your favor rather dramatically. You can use the new weapon to overcome your bro easily, but you should still attempt to avoid his attacks. Occasionally he’ll throw you across the room and attempt to hit you with a large chunk of wall. Simply evade in a perpendicular direction to avoid it.
He’ll also grip you in a not-so-brotherly bear hug from which you’ll have to use a button prompt to escape.
When Hercules tosses you to the back of the arena and picks up the ground, you’ll know the fight is almost won. Follow the buttons shown on screen to pull yourself up and then force the large disc of stone down on Hercules. Hit the correct buttons and you’ll finish him off with a stomach-churning flurry of punches.
You’ll get to keep the Nemean Cestus. These gauntlets can break through blue stone (Onyx) like the shields some enemies bear. Blue stone also blocks some secret areas which you can now access. You’ll also have access to a shockwave-producing magic attack called Nemean Roar when the Cesti are equipped. We recommend you upgrade the Nemean Cestus after you finish upgrading the Chains of Exile since some bosses and can only be damaged by this weapon.
Once the battle is won, dive beneath Hercules’ floating corpse to find Hercules’ Shoulder Guard (Godly Possession 5/10). Test out your Nemean Roar with infinite magic just up the hall a ways. Once the enemies are destroy, the magical barrier will be removed. A barrier of a different sort remains, however: A blue Onyx shield encapsulates a nearby lever.
Beat the stone with the Nemean Cestus to break it. Pull the lever and a squad of shielded enemies appears — with no Gorgon in sight. Thankfully your Cestus can shatter their defenses. Tear into the armed soldiers with the Nemean Cestus and Nemean roar to decimate their ranks. Finish them off the with Chains of Exile.
Return to the corpse of Hercules down the ramp. Swim out through the gate you opened with the lever. When you surface at the other end of the submerged tube, turn around to score some Red Orbs and a Minotaur Horn in some chests hidden in the dead end.
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God of War III – Walkthrough – The Flame
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