|09-18-2011, 01:38 AM||#1 (permalink)|
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God of War: Ghost of Sparta Trophy Guide and Road Map
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About the Game:
Set in the realm of Greek mythology, God of War: Ghost of Sparta is a single-player game that allows players to take on the powerful role of Spartan warrior Kratos. This new adventure picks up after the first God of War concludes, telling the story of Kratos' ascension to power as the God of War. In his quest to rid himself of the nightmares that haunt him, Kratos must embark on a journey that will reveal the origins of lost worlds, and finally answer long-awaited questions about his dark past. Armed with the deadly chained Blades of Chaos, he will have to overcome armies of mythological monsters, legions of undead soldiers, and amazingly dangerous and brutal landscapes throughout his merciless quest.
Thanks to IGN.com
Step 1: Complete the game on Spartan Mode (Hard) while collecting all the Relic’s of the Gods
You'll want to start the game off on Spartan Mode and play all the way through the game. During this playthrough you'll unlock the majority of the trophies in the game. Many of the trophies happen to be story related and cannot be missed while playing. While playing through the game there are a few things that you should always keep in mind, which are the following:
Unlike with God of War: Chains of Olympus, this game has more collectibles for you to collect, which can all be missed if you haven't been opening chests that you encounter. To make matters even worse for you, 'Godly Possessions' have made a return appearance with the Ghost of Sparta trophy list. This means you'll have to collect all of the Godly Possessions within the game for the missable Treasure Hunter trophy. The 6th and final relic is actually in the Temple of Zeus, which you'll get in Step 2 of this roadmap. You can refer Wozamil's Collectibles Thread to find the collectibles as you're playing through the game. Below are the Collectible trophies you'll want to unlock during this step:
And the following list are the 5 Godly Possessions found in the story mode along with their locations:
With that being said, you should be mindful of the other missable trophies that are not related to collectibles. These missable trophies can cause you to complete a 2nd playthrough as a speed-run. Below are the missable trophies in the order they will appear in the game along with the chapter that each of them can be found in:
Please refer to the trophy guide section for more information. Other than that, game is very short and will only take you between an average of 6-8 hours to complete the game for the first time since the game is very straightforward. Once you have completed the game on Spartan Mode you'll unlock the Zeus May Cry trophy.
Step 2: Use Combat Arena to farm Red Orbs and to purchase everything from The Temple of Zeus
Once you've completed the game you'll unlock both Combat Arena and The Temple of Zeus that can be found in "Treasures" on the game's main menu screen. You will need 1,000,000 red orbs to purchase every item from the Temple. This will be in addition to the cost of upgrading all magic and weapons. See Treasure Hunter for tips to quickly get the orbs and get Greatest Hits at the same time. This will get you the final relic, the Grave Digger’s Shovel. If you collected each of the relics during your hard playthrough, you will have earned Treasure Hunter. You can also use the Arena to finish any combat related trophies you're still missing such as the incinerating 500 enemies or ripping out 10 Keres Wraith enemy hearts. Below is a list of trophies that Combat Arena and The Temple of Zeus will help you unlock:
Step 3: Complete the Challenge of the Gods
Once you have completed the game, you'll unlock the Challenge of Gods within the "Treasures" options in the game's main menu screen. There are a total of 13 challenges that you'll have to complete. Most of them are pretty easy - with one exception, Unscathed. Once you have completed all these challenges you'll unlock your God Amongst Men trophy. If you're having a difficult time with a challenge, then please refer to the God of War: Ghost of Sparta ~ Challenge of the Gods Guide for more information.
Step 4: Clean up on Mortal Mode (Easy)
This step may or may not be need if you've been following the guide. But if you have missed any missable trophies found in the story mode only. Then I suggest that you do a speed-run playthrough on Mortal Mode by using an unlocked costume. Below are the settings you should select:
With those above settings you'll beat the game in about 2 hours or less if you're simply trying to get back to a certain point of time in the game for a missable trophy.
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|09-18-2011, 01:42 AM||#2 (permalink)|
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The Ghost with the Most
Collect all of the trophies
You are the "Ghost of Sparta."
The Makings of a God
Upgrade any weapon
Please see Master of Arms for more information.
Eye Can’t Believe It!
Collect all the Gorgon Eyes
Missable! For this trophy, you must collect 15 Gorgon Eyes to fully upgrade your health to maximum. There are plenty of opportunities to collect these as there are more than 15 Gorgon Eyes in the game. Once you've collected the 15th Gorgon Eye, this trophy will be yours. All other Gorgon Eyes chests found later in the game will turn into red orbs chest with either green/blue orbs. For a text guide you can refer Wozamil's Collectibles Thread. Below is a video walkthrough for all the game's collectibles.
Videos by Wozamil
God of War - Ghost of Sparta - Gorgon Eye, Minotaur Horn, Phoenix Feather, and Relic Locations [1/2] - YouTube
God of War - Ghost of Sparta - Gorgon Eye, Minotaur Horn, Phoenix Feather, and Relic Locations [2/2] - YouTube
Collect all the Phoenix Feathers
Missable! For this trophy, you must collect 15 Phoenix Feathers to fully upgrade your magic to maximum. There are plenty of opportunities to collect these for there are more than 15 Phoenix Feathers in the game. Once you've collected the 15th Phoenix Feathers, this trophy will be yours. All other Phoenix Feathers chests found later in the game will turn into red orbs chest with either green/blue orbs. For a text guide you can refer Wozamil's Collectibles Thread . If you prefer a video guide, then please see Eye Can't Believe It! for all the collectibles.
Mess with the Bull...
Collect all the Minotaur Horns
Missable! For this trophy, you must collect 15 Minotaur Horns to fully upgrade your fire meter to maximum. There are plenty of opportunities to collect these for there are more than 15 Minotaur Horns in the game. Once you've collected the 15th Minotaur Horns, this trophy will be yours. All other Minotaur Horns chests found later in the game will turn into red orbs chest with either green/blue orbs. For a text guide you can refer Wozamil's Collectibles Thread. If you prefer a video guide, then please see Eye Can't Believe It! for all the collectibles.
Incinerate 500 Enemies
You need to kill 500 enemies by setting them on fire with the use of Thera's Bane. This trophy is cumulative and you'll most likely have to grind this trophy out after you completed the game. Once you've completed the game, head over to the Combat Arena found in the Treasures options. Now select any enemy type you wish to face in the arena such as the Atlantis Males or Females and incinerate them with the (hold) + buttons. This will take some time to incinerate 500 enemies, but it can be done in about 10-20 minutes.
Master of Arms
Completely upgrade all weapons and magic
For this trophy, you must completely upgrade all your weapons and magic. To do this you'll need to collect enough red orbs during your playthrough. You can do this by collecting the red orbs from defeated enemies, destroying various objects, or by opening chests found throughout the game. Unfortunately you're not going to have everything upgraded by the time you're done with your first playthrough. Thankfully, you can earn red orbs in the Combat Arena found in the Treasures options. Below are the things that you'll need to unlock and purchase:
I’d Hit That
Execute a 200-Hit Combo
Please see Greatest Hits for more information.
Throw 10 Enemies into other enemies
This trophy is pretty simple. All you have to do is grab an enemy by using pressing the + buttons and then press the button again to throw them. You should be able to earn this trophy naturally while you're playing, but if not, visit the Combat Arena found in the Treasures options.
Rip out 10 Keres Wraith enemy hearts
The Keres Wraiths are the deadly minions of Thanatos. These are the most annoying enemies in the game as they're capable of attacking Kratos from underground at long range. Plus they have a rush attack that is hard to dodge or block. This trophy requires you to lower their health until they fall down and have the prompt above them. The best method to kill them is to parry with when they raise their arms and the yellow circle appears under them. Once you parry, rush in and attack them. Be careful using full combos as you may accidentally kill them without getting a chance to rip out their heart. When the prompt appears above their head, quickly rush to them and press the button to have Kratos viciously stabs it in the back, ripping its heart out. You can earn this trophy in the story mode of your first playthrough, but if not, visit the Combat Arena found in the Treasures options. Note: It'll cost 75,000 Red Orbs from the Temple of Zeus to unlock the Keres Wraiths in Combat Arena.
God Amongst Men
Beat the Challenge of the Gods
The Challenge of the Gods can be unlocked by completing the game once. You must clear and complete both The Challenge of Ares and The Challenge of Athena. Ares has a total of 5 challenges while Athena has a total of 8 challenges making a total of 13 different challenges. Most of them are fairly easy, with the exception of a couple. One difficult one is “Unscathed,” which requires you to survive a few waves of enemies without getting hit. If you're having a difficult time with a challenge, then please refer to the God of War: Ghost of Sparta ~ Challenge of the Gods Guide for more information.
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|09-18-2011, 01:42 AM||#3 (permalink)|
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Collect all of the Godly Possessions
Missable! There are six Relics that need to be collected for this trophy. Five of them appear in the story mode, and one from the Temple of Zeus. For a text guide you can refer Wozamil's Collectibles Thread. Below is a listing of the 5 Godly Possessions found in the story mode along with their locations:
The 6th and final relic, The Grave Digger’s Shovel, is in the Temple of Zeus. This will require you to purchase everything inside The Temple of Zeus for a total of 1,000,000 Red Orbs. Once you purchased everything a huge ladder case will come out of the floor towards Zeus. Climb this ladder up and press the button to grapple over to the grapple point and jump off it with and then press the button again to grapple over to another grappling point. Swing towards Zeus's hand and double jump onto it. Now rotate the lever you see on Zeus's hand until the ladder case lowers and opens up a secret passageway. Jump off Zeus's hand and descend down the staircase into a cavern that will contain the final Godly Possession, Grave Digger’s Shovel. Below is a complete video guide for all Godly Possessions by PowerPyx:
To farm the 1,000,000 Red Orbs quickly, you can go into the Combat Arena found in the Treasures options and put on the Godly Armor as a custom costume. Once the match starts, go into the menu screen by pressing the button and then press to find and turn on The King’s Ring. The King’s Ring will give you 10x more Red Orbs. Following the video below is an example of farming Red Orbs:
Video by Wozamil
Execute a 1000-Hit Combo
This is easily done in the Combat Arena after you have beaten the game. Just give yourself infinite health and infinite magic and spam the magic ability, Scourge of Erinys. Press to activate this ability. See the video in Treasure Hunter for a video walkthrough.
Only One Remains
Finish the Game
Simply complete the game once on any difficulty. If you played on Hard difficulty, you will also earn Zeus May Cry at the same time.
Zeus May Cry
Finish the game (Hard Mode)
Simply complete the game on Spartan Mode difficulty. Below are some basic God of War series tips and tricks.
Zeus May Cry General Tips:
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|09-18-2011, 01:42 AM||#4 (permalink)|
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There Will Be Consequences
Story related, can’t be missed. This is during the Volcano Core after you've killed Scylla. You'll have to escape from the volcano’s eruption by climbing a wall out of the volcano. Once you've climbed your way out of the volcano's eruption to safety, Atlantis is unfortunately not so lucky and is destroyed thus unlocking your trophy.
The Puppy Mill
Break the grinder
Story related, can’t be missed. Located in the Temple of Athena where you'll have to jump down into the Rabid Hound pit (the dog enemies). Once you're down in the Rabid Hound pit, grab them by pressing the button and then kick them into the gear grinder to eventually break it completely. Finish off any other remaining dogs and the trophy will unlock.
Survive the vortex
Story related, can’t be missed. This is during the boat ride that the Spartan soldiers have prepared for Kratos. This will be one hell of a battle against you for you'll have to fight wave after waves of enemies. The reason this will be one hell of a fight is because you'll have to stay alive to the best of your abilities due to the fact that there's no health orb chest. You do have a blue orb chest which you should make use of wisely. Eventually, about half way into the battle lighting strikes will start to rain down all over the boat. If you're having a difficult time killing the enemies, then I suggest that you spam the grabbing move by pressing the button against every opponent.
That Hit the Spot
Story related, can’t be missed. Lanaeus is the guard in the volcano in the beginning of the game in The Caldera. As you approach Lanaeus, he'll shut the gate on you. Climb the wall over to the left, and kill the Scylla Brood (the spider-like monsters) that attack you. Drop down onto the lower platform and use your Arms of Sparta to kill him from a distance by using the Spear Assault move with the (hold) + buttons. Once you've killed him to lower the gate your trophy will unlock.
A Bridge to the Past
Raise the bridge to Death’s Domain
Story related, can’t be missed. After activating the stone statues that are surrounding the Death's Domain. You'll have to do some backtracking towards the area where you'll have to fight some Harpies and three Geryon enemies before you can head up the stairs. Once you're up the stairs, use your Eye of Atlantis magic powers to raise the bridge to Death's Domain by pressing the button. Once you've raised the bridge your trophy will unlock.
Rip out Scylla’s jaw
Story related, can’t be missed. Scylla the legendary sea monster in Atlantis summoned by Poseidon - the God of the Seas and ruler of Atlantis. This fight takes part in 3 phases.
A Mother’s Sacrifice
Story related, can’t be missed. Callisto was the Spartan mother of Kratos and Deimos. Kratos will run into his mother in the Temple of Poseidon. As she was about to reveal the name of Kratos' father, she transformed into a hideous beast.
Escape the burning building
Story related, can’t be missed. After killing the three Keres Wraith, head through the now unsealed door that they came from and as you step foot on the next path the whole floor will begin to crumble beneath you. You'll need to quickly escape this building before you fall and die. Break down every door in front of you and complete the sliding and grapple point jumps along the way. Once you've made it to safety your trophy will unlock.
Ghost in the Machine
Deactivate the crusher
Story related, can’t be missed. Located in the Temple of Thanatos during the Death Trap. When you first jump onto the ledge, you'll notice the crusher trap. You can simply wait until the crusher block hits and begins to return back to it's starting position. Once it returns backwards, climb up the ledge and quickly run into the chamber on the right. Follow this path all the way into a room operated by gears. When you enter, Cursed Remains (the skeleton enemies), will spawn to attack you. While fighting them, use your Thera's Bane attacks to break the four gears and to deactivate the crusher trap. Once you crusher has been deactivated your trophy will unlock.
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|09-18-2011, 01:42 AM||#5 (permalink)|
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Let Him Win
Finish Deimos battle
Story related, can’t be missed. Deimos is he younger brother of Kratos who was abducted by Ares during his childhood. Kratos will later find his brother in the Domain of Death, fueled by hatred for the brother who failed to save him from his torment.
Kill King Midas
Story related, can’t be missed.
Story related, can’t be missed. This is during The River Lament where you'll have to kill King Midas. It's pretty simple to kill him, for all you have to do are the quick time events to knock him unconscious. Once you knocked him out, carry him towards the lava flowing outside the cave by pressing the button. While you're carrying him, you need to drop him every now and then to kill the Rabid Hounds that come to attack you. While fighting the Rabid Hounds, Midas will crawl away from you so beat him unconscious and continue to carry him towards the lava flow. Once you made it, he'll grab onto a rock so rotate the button and throw him into the lava which will kill him and turn the entire thing to gold. Once you've killed King Midas your trophy will unlock.
Spartans Stand Tall
Story related, can’t be missed. This is located in Suicide Bluffs, near the end of the game. You'll have to climb up the wall that you've landed on and as you're climbing you'll need to break the rocks on the ceiling. Continue climbing as fast as possible and once you climbed up the ledge run towards Deimos and press the button, then repeatedly press the button, and finally, repeatedly press both the + buttons to save Deimos. He'll now join you for the final fight against Thanatos, armed with your Arms of Sparta. Save your game at the save point and follow to face the final Boss. Your trophy will eventually unlock after the cut-scene.
The Death of Death
Story related, can’t be missed. Thanatos is the God of Death and father of Erinys. He serves as the game's final boss. This fight takes part in 5 phases.
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|09-18-2011, 01:42 AM||#6 (permalink)|
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Story related, canít be missed. Erinys is the daughter of Thanatos, the God of Death. Although Erinys isn't the final boss fight, she's considered the hardest boss to kill in the game. This fight takes part in 4 phases.
A Heroís Welcome
Entertain the brothel whores
Missable! This is found in Sparta. Upon entering the city, you will see a building on the left with some ďladiesĒ standing outside. Approach them and press the button when prompted. While, you only have to complete this QTE once for the trophy, you will need to do this a total of three times for Aphroditeís Ambrosia Relic
Video by Wozamil
Kill the dissenter
Story related, canít be missed. The Dissenter is a Spartan fanatic of Ares, the former, deceased God of War. Once in Sparta, Kratos takes a secret path to the Temple of Ares. Along the way, Kratos will accidentally release the Dissenter who'll release the Piraeus Lion, the gigantic Spartan beast. After slaying the lion you'll have to kill the dissenter and make him regret saying Ares was the true God of War.
Inner Child Abuse
Defeat your inner self
Story related, canít be missed. This is during the Temple of Ares. A brief cut-scene will happen where you'll see Kratos' younger self pop out of the mirror to kill the present Kratos. Fend off your younger reflection self by completing the quick time events and throwing him into the mirror by simply using the analog stick to aim your inner self into each section of the mirror by pressing the button up, down, left and right. Each section glows blue and will crack when it's hit. Once you thrown him into each section of the mirror, Kratos will charge him and will crush him into the mirror by your repeatedly pressing the button. After you crush your inner self, the trophy will unlock.
Blades of Fire
Acquire Theraís Bane
Story related, canít be missed. This is during The Caldera, where you'll have a chance to obtain the missable trophy, Make Her Scream . After you've dropped down into the lower levels with the two doors, ignore the small door for it needs a Gear to be opened. So head over to the large doors and ignore Lanaeus' warnings. Continue on the path towards the titan Thera. After a cut-scene, you will walk up to the Titan and with a prompt, you will then begin pulling the Titan closer to you by rotating your button. Once you forcibly extracted Thera's Bane, your trophy will unlock.
Story related, canít be missed. Scylla is the legendary sea monster that has been trying to kill Kratos. This time, however, Scylla will be killed by Kratos shortly after the volcano starts to erupt. Complete the quick time events underwater and eventually you'll have to rotate the button to use the giant Archimedian Screw to drill it through her head. After finally killing the legendary sea monster, your trophy will unlock.
The Midas Trick
Attempt to open the Golden Chest for 30 seconds
Missable! This is located in The River Lament near the end of the game. Just past a save point, you will come across a Golden Chest to your left. You canít miss it for the chest is right in front of a giant golden Cyclops statue. To see the exact location, watch this video.
Video by Wozamil
Make Her Scream
Make a Titan scream for over a minute.
Missable! There is only one place where you can get this. This is right before you acquire Theraís Bane and itís during The Caldera. After a cut-scene, you will walk up to the Titan and after pressing the prompted button, you'll begin pulling the Titan closer to you by rotating your button. The chains will break off if you pull too far and sheíll stop screaming if you donít pull far enough.
The trick is to watch Kratos. More specifically, watch how far back he is leaning and adjust your rotation speed with the button accordingly. Slow your rotation if Kratos leans further back, and speed it up if he begins to lean forward. It might take a few minutes to get the timing or a couple of tries to get it right, but if you fail just restart the checkpoint. You'll have to make her scream for one minute straight without error to unlock the trophy.
Video by Wozamil
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|09-22-2011, 12:50 AM||#7 (permalink)|
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|09-22-2011, 02:37 AM||#8 (permalink)|
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BRAVO, man! Another terrific guide! I could've used this guide 3 days ago, but better late than never and I'm sure this will help out a ton of players.
If I can give you guys a tip on on the Greatest Hits trophy, it is easily attained in 2 separate locations in this game.
The first time is when you're going for the Puppy Mill trophy. The dogs will re-spawn infinitely creating a perfect opportunity for the 1,000 hits. As soon as the battle begins (after dropping off the ledge into the stage and a short cut-scene), dodge to the back of the stage and press L1 + Square for the Cyclone of Chaos to move back in to the middle of the screen. As soon as the move ends dodge roll back to the edge and press L1 + Square again. Repeat to 1,000. Just try to stay in the middle of the "road" that leads up to the grinders as the dogs all spawn at the other edges of the stage. Also, try to time hitting R1 with the last rotation or two of the Cyclone so you can get some burn in on the dogs to help with the Burning Sensation trophy.
The only things you need to be careful of when you do this is to 1) make sure you don't try anything outside of the Cyclone and 2) don't let any of the dogs get behind you. Many times you'll end the Cyclone with a dog in mid attack, if you try any move besides the dodge, they will jump on you ending your combo. If a dog gets behind you, be careful when dodge rolling back so you don't end up evading into his attack.
The second opportunity is the much safer one when going for Greatest Hits in game, it's during the fight with Piraeus Lion in the Jail of Sparta. You first have to work him down until the Circle prompt floats over his head indicating that the QTE is available. At this point you can continue to hit him as many times as you want, but he won't die until you activate the QTE, so just keep spamming the Cyclone of Chaos (L1 + Square) to 1,000. Every so often he'll snap out of the QTE phase and hop to the side so make sure you stay on top of him with your hits and he'll quickly go back into the QTE phase.
Both of these tactics have already been posted elsewhere in the forum, but it might be nice for someone new to the game to see how this can be done during their first play through.
|09-22-2011, 04:33 AM||#10 (permalink)|
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Good job -- I was looking for this earlier today when I started the game but ended up piecing together my own guide from PSP faqs and some of the other threads in this forum. Glad to see it all written up and consolidated in one place.