God of War 2 Had a Lot of Unlockables
It has been some time since God of War 2 was released for the PS2. However, that should make it that much easier for interested individuals to find information about all of the unlockables contained therein.
What Are Some Examples?
For starters, beating the game unlocks a number of things. For example, beating the game unlocks the Titan difficulty regardless of the difficulty on which the player was playing. Furthermore, beating the game unlocks the option for a New Game+ with all of the weapons and magic at the levels at which the game was completed, though it should be noted that this option is limited to the difficulty that has been beaten. Finally, beating the game unlocks Challenge of the Titans mode, which contains a total of seven challenges for interested individuals.
Speaking of which, once the player secures Titan rank on the Challenge of the Titans mode, they can unlock the Arena of the Fates, which can be found in the Treasures section. This can be considered a practice mode of sorts, not least because of the numerous options for health, abilities, enemies, and so on and so forth that should enable interested individuals to set up the encounter of their choosing.
It is possible for players to achieve a 999,999 hit combo in God of War 2. It is difficult, but it is perfectly possible because it has been done before, which is how we know that getting a 999,999 combo unlocked the URL for a secret website of sorts. Unfortunately, the website is now defunct. However, chances are good that most people wouldn’t be too interested, seeing as how it contained commentary on God of War 2 by its makers rather than anything more exciting.
On a final note, there are also a number of things that can be unlocked by meeting certain conditions. Some of these are simple and straightforward in nature, meaning that players should be able to unlock them just by playing through God of War 2. In contrast, others are somewhat trickier, which is why guides can be useful. For example, the Cod of War costume can be unlocked by just beating the game on a difficulty of the player’s choosing, meaning that it is very easy to get.
In contrast, the General Kratos needs a total of 20 cyclops eyes, which must be collected by using the context-sensitive button for them to count. In particular, interested individuals will want to watch out for the God Armor, which is the single best costume in the game because it doubles Kratos’s stats. However, those who want to secure it must be prepared to master the Challenge mode because it must be unlocked by getting a God ranking in said mode, which is much easier said than done.
High Definition mode
Before the “Sony Computer Entertainment Presents” screen appears, hold L1 + L2 + L3 + Square + Circle. If you entered the code correctly, the letters on that screen will turn purple.
Immediately after you defeat Euryale, you will get unlimited magic to use with your new skill. To complete this part of the game, you must kill five enemies by turning them to stone and shattering them. However, if you face the rear wall and position yourself directly in front of the center spawn, you can cast Cronos’ Rage, roll right, cast it again, roll back to the left two times, cast it again, and repeat. You can build up massive combos by doing this to get lots of Orbs. Once you get a 2,000 hit combo, break the combo off (do not cast for about four seconds) and start again. You will get over 1,500 Orbs for each 2,000 hit combo.
To get a lot more Red Orbs easily, upgrade the Blade Of Olympus to level 2. Then, hold L1 + Circle to use the shield the blade emits and suck in Red Orbs from live enemies. Once they have been drained, kill them to get more.
Easy Cyclops Eyes
Each time Challenge 1 in Challenge Of The Titans mode is successfully completed, you will get one Cyclops Eye. You can repeat this as many times as needed.
Unlock the Arena Of The Fates, then make three Cyclops and have them respawn and not attack to get twenty Cyclops Eyes quickly.
When the Bowmen (little penguin-like creatures with axes) call the Cyclops with their horn, just kill the Cyclops and not the Bowmen. After you rip the Cyclops’ Eye out, the Bowmen will call another Cyclops. You can keep doing this until you get all twenty Cyclops Eyes.
Using the Golden Fleece
Once you get the Golden Fleece from the Cursed Cerberus, you can use it to block and reflect enemy attacks by pressing L1 at the precise moment. However, if you continually press L1 as fast as possible, you will usually block and return most attacks.
Protecting the Translator
This trick is especially useful on the God or Titan difficulty setting. During the part where you must protect the Translator from the three waves of enemies, there is a way you can do it a little easier. For the first two wave of enemies (the waves before the part when Kratos drops the Translator and kneels beside the book), you can hide behind the cage and hit the enemies, taking minor or no damage. Once you grab him and walk out the cage for the first time, there will be an intermission sequence that releases the first set of enemies. Go back in the cage and pull the boulder off the switch. Then, use the Hammer’s L1 attack in the air or L1 + Triangle to hit enemies with the Hammer’s attack wave. Once the first set of enemies is over, walk towards the middle to activate the second set. Take your time. Once you see the enemies appear, run back behind the cage and pull the stone off again. Repeat the same process and you should be able to avoid getting hit.
Use the following trick during the second part of the battle with Theasus. When he is on the roof and summons creatures to attack you, lead them around until he summons up ice pillars. Then, roll to avoid them but make sure the beasts get caught underneath when the ice pillars are summoned. By doing this, they will get hurt and eventually killed.