God of War 2 Cheats - PlayStation 2
Primary Collection of Cheats
High Definition Mode
This code is entered any time before the "Sony Computer Entertainment Presents" screen. Just press [R1], [R2], [R3], [Circle] and [Square] simultaneously (the letters on that screen will turn purple if done correctly).
Challenge of the Titans
Successfully complete the game.
Arena of the Fates
Reach the "Titan" rank in Challenge mode.
Successfully complete the game to unlock the Titan difficulty setting.
Urns of Power
Successfully complete the game.
Must complete the game on certain difficulty levels, Collect certain items and receive certain ranks:
God of War - Complete the game.
Hydra Armor - Complete the game.
Dark Odyssey - Complete the game under the God difficulty.
Athena - Complete the game under the Titan difficulty.
Hercules - Complete the game under the Titan difficulty.
General Kratos - Complete the game with 20 Cyclops Eyes collected by killing them with [Circle].
God Armor - Reach the "God" rank in Challenge mode.
Successfully complete the game and save. Select the "Bonus Play" option when starting a new game to have all weapons and magic at the level attained during your previous session.
Successfully complete the game to unlock the "Credits" option at the "Treasures" menu.
Successfully complete the game to unlock the "High Resolution" and "Story Format" movies.
Execute a 999,999 hit combo. To do this, try Kratos' Cyclone Of Chaos combo attacks with the Athena's Blades (hold [L1] then press [Square]). Once you get a 999,999 hit combo, the URL "http://www.islandofrhodes.org" will appear.
Alternate package art
There is an alternate artwork on the other side of the cover sheet on the game's package. Just take it out and flip it over to see it.
Blade of Olympus
Successfully complete game under the Titan difficulty setting.
Gift of Health
When you get to the area where the second Translator jumps off the ledge to avoid reading the book, place the fate statue by the gate at the end of the hall. Go through the mirror that rewinds time, freeze time, then roll back to where the statue was originally. Open the chest that is now there to get the Gift of Health.
Gift of Magic
Get almost to the area where you have to burn the Phoenix Feathers (the part where you are climbing on the rope over the lava and enemies shoot the rope down and you must climb on the wall and then ceiling to get to the next place). As soon as you turn the corner where you have to jump over the lava and fly, take out the bow instead and shoot the wall below a few times. It will open, revealing the Gift of Magic.
Urn of Gaia
This urn is found in the Isle of Rhodes (the first level). Take the stone block that you push with the golden bird on top, which you need to first break to get some Red Orbs. Push it between Kratos and the gate. While Kratos is on the button to open the gate, kick the block to the other side and then quickly roll under the gate. Then, push the block to the right. You will see three chests on a ledge in the background. Push the block to that area and double jump, then lift yourself up. This urn allows you to gain ten times the number of orbs than normal.
Urn of the Gorgons
After you get the Golden Fleece, backtrack to the conveyor belt with the Gorgon eye things that turn you to stone, then reflect the beam back at them. There will be three chests, one of which holds the urn. This urn enables your weapons to turn enemies to stone.
Urn of Olympus
Near the area where you get the Spear of Destiny, take the time slowing statue and push it near the water's edge from where you first came. Try to make it so you can start the time slowing from the other side of the pool. Then, press [R1] across the other pool and roll into the room where the urn is located. This urn gives you unlimited magic.
Urn of Prometheus
This urn is found in Atlas. When hanging from his underarm, you have to break two stalactites to continue, but there is also another one you can break. Break it and then follow the hole up to find a red chest and the urn. This urn gives you unlimited Rage Of The Titans.
In the underworld area where the Titan, Atlas, is located are multiple climbing areas. Near the climbing area where you get close to reaching his hand, there is a group of breakable stalactites on the ceiling of the climbable parts. One of the first ones you break will have a secret area. Inside is an experience chest and the Urn of Prometheus, which gives you unlimited Titan's Rage in Bonus Play.
Urn of Fates
Successfully complete Challenge Of The Titans mode with a "Mortal" or better rank. This urn extends your allotted combo meter time so you can perform higher combos.
Urn of Poseidon
Successfully complete Challenge Of The Titans mode with a "Spartan" or better rank. This Urn allows you to exchange Crono's Rage with Poseidon's Rage.
There is a mini game in the first level, when you fight Colossus. When he hits you into the house do not go under the water yet. Get out and run around to the right side. There are two covers. The first has some orbs and the second has two half-naked women in a pool. You do not have to press any buttons beyond what the mini-game instructs you to do to see what the water fountain does; just simply play the mini game.
Euryale: Escaping from the circular room
Pull the lever and open up the wall on the right. Go inside and hit the back wall a few times until it breaks. Leave the body for now and go to the other side. Jump over the spikes and break down the wall as well. Go back to the other side again. Pick up the body and put it in the river. Run across to the other side and stand in the river. The body will float by. Catch it then place it on the switch. Stand on the other switch then roll under the gate to leave.
Island of the Sisters of Fate: Trap
When you arrive on the island of the Sisters of Fate there is a trap system after the hanging skeletons room. To keep the first door from shut-in on the lower level there is a body near the two red chests. Pick up the body and set it on the trigger to keep the door open.
Protecting the Translator
This trick is especially useful under the God or Titan difficulty settings. During the part where you must protect the Translator from the three waves of enemies, you can do it a little bit 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. From there 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. As soon as you see the enemies pop up, run back behind the cage and pull the stone off again. Repeat the same process and you should be able to avoid getting hit.
Using the Golden Fleece
After 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 block and return almost every attack.
Defeating the Cyclops
When fighting the Cyclops with the enemy on its back, press [Circle]. It will give you a command to rotate the Left Analog-stick. Successful completion of this will get the enemy off the Cyclops's back and make it easier to kill the Cyclops.
Use the following trick during the second part of the fight 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.
Immediately after you defeat Euryale you will get infinite 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 Crones' 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. When you get a 2,000 hit combo, break the combo off (do not cast for about four seconds) and start again. This will net you over 1,500 souls for each 2,000 hit combo.
To get a lot more red orbs with half the work, upgrade your Blade Of Olympus to level 2. This only works after you complete the game. To get more red orbs hold [L1] + [Circle] and the shield the blade emits will suck in red orbs from live enemies. When sucked dry, kill them to get more.
Easy Cyclops Eyes
After unlocking the Arena Of The Fates, just fight the Cyclops Berserker and take their eyes every time. This is an easy way to get the twenty eyes required unlock the bonus costume.
When the Bowmen (little penguin-like creatures with axes) call the Cyclops with their horns, just kill the Cyclops and not the Bowmen. After you rip out the Cyclops' eye, the Bowmen will call more Cyclops. You can rip more eyes out. Keep this going until you get all twenty eyes.
As soon as you unlock the Arena Of The Fates make three Cyclops and have them respawn and not attack. You can get twenty eyes quickly.
To Start a new game with all Weapons/Magic at the levels you completed the game at, simply save your game and start a new game. Choose the Bonus Play option and you can start a new game with all your weapons/Magic at the levels you beat the game with. You can only choose the Bonus Play option on the difficulty you've beaten the game on. They will be marked by a sword on the New Game screen.
"Now I am become Death..." Message in the Sky + Extra Red Orbs
Hall of Atropos - Upper Level - Do this AFTER the fight with Perseus. You are outside after defeating Perseus. Go back inside through the upper left door. Once in the chamber jump up on the ledge against the back wall but don't go out on the balcony just yet. To the left of the exit, in a dark area where it's pretty difficult to see there is a small star on the ground. Stand on the star and hit [R1] a few times (though once is enough). Now run outside on the balcony. Around the corner to your right and under a window there is a second star on the ground. Stand on the star and hit [R1] a few times (again, once is enough). Now keep going and quickly grapple across to get over the other side of the roof. Run around the corner and go all the way to the pressure switch, stand on the switch to activate the roots walkway. When the roots are nearly fully extended slow time with the Amulet of the Fates and quickly run across. Once on the center platform you will see the third star on the ground by the first tree. Hit [R1] and the camera angle will shift and the following message will appear in the sky: "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds." As the message slowly appears in the sky a few thousand red orbs will also be given to you by the tree you are standing next to. The quote in the sky is from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad-Gita. It was later famously quoted by the American physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer to describe the first nuclear bomb test on July 16, 1945.