Do not attack humans
You will encounter your first human in Malchia's domain.
He is a vampire hunter garbed in silver armor, shoots silver stakes
from a bow, and will be hostile. Leave him alone and continue
on to fight the zombie-like vampire. Leave after killing it, and
do not go back to the human. The next human you encounter, located
in the gear room, should fall to his knees and hold out his arms.
The humans now consider you an avenging angel. Do not attack them,
or they will turn on you. Warning: Vampire Worshippers are garbed
in red and gold. They wield throwing knives and staffs and will
always attack. You may kill them as they are evil. Be sure to
check your human targets. You will now be able to peacefully roam
through the human stronghold.
Fun with humans
For those of you who feel the need to unleash your
wrath upon your unsuspecting human friends, go ahead and kill
them with glyphs. The other humans will not acknowledge that you
are responsible. Try the force, stone, and fire glyphs. You can
do fun things like sailing a worshipping human against the wall,
killing him, and watching as he proceeds to slide into the water
only to die again.
Do not attack the humans. When they fall to their knees use the
button to suck in souls near the human. You will pick him up,
take his soul, and he will die.
Sneaking up on vampires
Instead of holding [R1] to creep behind them,
use [L1] instead. This method is a lot easier when doing
stealth kills. You can only perform a stealth kill when equipped
with a weapon, such as a spear or the Soul Reaver. To do a stealth
kill, simply find your vampire target, hold [L1], crawl over
to the back of him, and stand about two to three feet away. Then,
tap [Triangle] to do your finishing move. As Raziel is about
to perform the fatal attack, your enemy will rapidly turn around
and attempt to attack by blindly swinging his fist. He will miss,
and Raziel will kill him. If you were standing any closer to your
target, your enemy would have hit you, thus stopping your stealth
kill. If were spotted, do not attempt to flee. Instead, hold [L1]
to crouch and keep very still. Your enemy will stop looking in
your direction and will eventually walk away. This depends on
how far you are from your enemy. If you are quite far away and
are spotted, you enemy will simply stand and stare. At this point
you should then crouch and wait. However, if you are not far away
from the enemy, he will charge at you.
Fun with vampires
Get a spear. Seek a vampire and do not get close enough
for it to see you. Sneak up close then stop moving and throw the
spear. If done correctly, the spear will go in the vampire backwards.
Also try to flip a stone block on one or do a sniper shot from
a Fire Reaver.
To defeat the Malchia, lure him under one of the two
spike gates and release them right when he is slithering under
it. Repeat this on the other side of the room. After that, lure
him into the center cage, quickly jump out, run to where Malchia
started from, and roll the lever. This will cause the large spikes
on the ceiling to come grinding down on top of him.
Pull the three stakes out of him to bring him back
to life. Lure him into the furnace room very slowly -- if you
move too fast, he will return to his room and you will have to
begin again. Turn on the gas and hit the switch after he is in
the furnace room to fry him.
Bring a torch with you to the fight with Zephon. Run
up to his belly, and swipe the torch at the hole for a bit of
damage. He will attack with his leg, and get it stuck in his belly.
Strike the leg. He will be heavily damaged. Strike the egg hole
to cause more damage. Any time he gets a leg stuck in the ground,
hit it with the torch, then hit his egg sack to quickly kill him.
This is easier than the "correct" method. After defeating
him, you will gain the ability to scale walls.
After the intermission sequence, run towards Zephon and get him
to stab at you with his legs. When they are stuck, attack them.
They will shatter and the battle will be easier. Hit him in the
sack to get him to spit out an egg. Pick it up and run over to
the half-man with the flamethrower. Light the egg on fire. The
egg will begin to make a creaking sound. The faster the sound,
the closer the egg is to exploding. Time the throw so that the
egg explodes just as it hits him. Repeat this until Zephon is
You must enter the chamber in the spectral realm. Go
to the top pillar where the portal is located and materialize.
After a brief exchange of words, your only task is to shoot out
the windows lining the room to let in the sunlight. Use the force
blast-- you do not need Soul Reaver, so do not worry about taking
hits. After he dies, you will acquire the swimming ability.
Defeating Kain (first time)
Simply wait for him to materialize and hit him. He
will appear behind you 90% of the time. You will acquire Soul
Reaver after he is defeated.
Defeating Kain (final time)
Wait for him to materialize and hit him. You need soul
reaver to do damage. The spirit forge in the center of the arena
always automatically fills your health. Simply run over to it
to accomplish this. When you strike him the first time, he appears
on the second tier, again usually behind you. Finally, when you
hit him on the second tier, he will materialize on the third and
highest tier, again usually behind you. Quickly hit him a third
time to defeat him.
The Last Lieutenant
The Soul Reaver developers claimed that they did not
have enough time to implement every section of the game. Apparently
Raziel's last brother, Turel, was left out of the game.
Use of the Constrict ability
First, you must have a circular area around the target.
For example: Assume that the target is a Dumahim vampire (the
most common in Nosgoth). Now, without using autoface, run a complete
circle around the vampire until Raziel is followed by a trace
of blue energy. This energy, once fully invoked, will "constrict"
the vampire, causing it to be momentarily stunned -- and allowing
ample time for you to finish the it off. The Constrict ability
has odd effects on humans. They are as follows:
1. Certain humans, once you begin the Constrict ability, will
act as though they plummeted into water. If you do not finish
the ability, they will "drown".
2. The human will get stunned when Constrict is half finished,
allowing you to stop and feed on their soul.
3. The most common and normal result is that the human will instantaneously
The Constrict ability is required to complete the puzzle in the
Chrono-chamber. Also, make sure to return to areas of Nosgoth
you have already visited prior to gaining that ability. You will
find that Constrict can be used on many things, and may open up
useful secrets (such as Eldritch artifacts, Glyphs, and life force
pieces). Constrict does not work on Kain and will not work underwater.
Bring weapons through gates
Drop (do not throw) any weapon next to a gate until
you cannot pick it up anymore from that side. Shift to the Spectral
Realm and pass through the gate. Shift back to the Physical Realm
and go back to your weapon and pick it up.
Always hit target
Use a spear as your weapon. Hold "Sneak" ([R1])
+ [L1] and throw the spear at your enemy. You should hit
them every time. Note: This technique does not always kill your
Once you reach Melchia's clan area you can acquire
your first Glyph Once you have made it through the cemetery you
will reach a small cave with a block in it. Move the block and
put it against the short wall. Note: Use first person view to
find it. Jump on the block, then onto the ledge. Continue through
the passage to reach another cemetery. Move through this at top
speed and do not bother with the Melchahim Vampires to reach a
fortress. Go up any of the ramps to and follow the short passageway.
You will then be in a large room in which you will see two Skinners.
You can either kill them or leave them alone. In this room, look
for a metal gate. Once found, go through it. Go down the spiral
staircase to a warp room. Save the game at this point if desired.
Once you have activated the Teleporter, run to the other end of
the warp room and exit through the door. Then, run forward toward
the lake and stop near it. Look around to find a wall that you
can soon climb. After noting the location of the scaleable wall,
shift to spectral and jump down into the lake. Kill or avoid the
enemies down here, then look around again to find two passageways.
Look for a passageway that has a strange blue glow emanating from
it. Go into this passageway and follow the path. Kill the loner
ahead, then continue down the path. You will now be in a large
room with two or three of the Soul Reaver's undead friends inside.
Kill them, then look for a large gate. There are actually two
of them. Once you have found the correct gate, phase through it
using Melchia's skill then proceed up the passageway. Follow it,
and it will lead you to a large room with three thin pillar-like
statues. Go behind each of them and press [Square]. Once
you have pushed all three of them down, an intermission sequence
will show Raziel absorbing the Glyph and The Elder God giving
him information about Glyphs. Note: Once you run out of Glyph
power, retrace your steps to any Glyph shrine you have found then
run into the glowing energy mist to recharge. You can also return
to the Pillars of Nosgoth and recharge there or from the scattered
Glyph energy refills around Nosgoth.
Once you have Dumah's Constrict ability, go to Raziel's
former clan. Once there, go through the wooden door to your left,
and follow the passage. Do not go into the water. Once you have
followed the passage all the way, you will reach a silo-like building.
Climb up to the top of the building using the stairs. You will
see a small gold object sticking out the ground. Run around this
counter-clockwise twice. Stop once you see that the gold object
has turned. You should notice the ramp you lowered earlier in
the game has risen up again. Go to the switch on the wall and
flip it. Another ramp will now lower. Go up this ramp, killing
the Dumahim Vampire as you go along. Eventually, you will see
a Glyph refill. Go back out to the gold object in the ground and
again run around counter-clockwise. Stop once you see it turn.
Once again, return to the switch on the wall and flip it again.
A new ramp will now be lowered. Proceed up this ramp, again slaying
the vampire as you proceed. You will now be in a large room, with
another block puzzle. Stack all three blocks on top of each other
and jump onto the high crevice ahead. Once you have finished the
puzzle, you can collect the Glyph enhancement. You can also collect
another item. To get it, return to the gold object and run around
it counter-clockwise then flip the switch. Run up the ramp, kill
the Dumahim Vampire, then proceed in the room to collect the item.
After killing Morlock and Rahab, go to Morlock's chamber where
you fought him. Go through the small hole in the wall that was
made earlier with your new skill. Retrace your steps to where
the large ghost ship is located, just before entering the Flooded
Abbey. Jump onto the boat and run up to the top north part of
the ship. Look where the large, pointy object is pointing. Dive
into the water, being cautious of the Rahabim Vampires, and swim
in that direction. Eventually, you should see a tunnel under the
water. Swim through it and follow the passage. Dodge the miffed
vampires as move. You will now be in a large room. Be extremely
careful in here. Swim to the other end of the room, then to the
top. You should see the Glyph enhancement. Collect it, then leave
the room through the passageway you swam through. Then, jump back
on the boat. You may have also seen another cave in the water
(towards the south of the ship); collect this if desired.
Easy health refill
Enter the spectral realm and gather up souls. If there
are no souls, then fight slaugh and wraiths. Once filled, use
a portal to re-enter the material realm and you will find that
you now have full health. Also, if Soul Reaver has already been
obtained, you will have it back as well.
Cheat menu (pre-release version)
Press [Square] + [Circle] during game play
to display cheat menu with level selection, invincibility, all
powers, all swords, and other options.