Rooftops of Athens
There are plenty of things to break open here for red orbs. Climb up the ivy on the right side. Follow it to the top. When you can't move any further up, jump backward to the other ivy-covered wall. Ascend again until you stop then jump backward to more ivy. Finally, do it one more time until you're near a ledge with a couple chests. Jump to the ledge and use the health and magic chests if needed.
Enter the next room and crack open all containers for red orbs. Walk forward to trigger an encounter with the wraiths. These undead beasts burrow in the ground and attack from under your position. When you see a wraith burrow, press the block button to avoid the strike. Counter quickly with a combo or magical attack. Search the far right corner of this room for a breakable door. Bust it down and open the chest inside for a Gorgon Eye.
After killing the wraiths, ascend the wooden staircase (use the health chest near if needed). Kill the archers on the steps and break nearby containers for orbs. At the top of the stairs, battle more wraiths and Cyclops. Use the chest to replenish health. Walk to the far end of the roof and go right to find a couple secret chests. It's a red orb chest and a Phoenix Feather--which should raise your maximum magic bar.
Return downstairs and into the previous chamber. Go through the passage. Move toward the camera to find a chest full of red orbs. The other side contains a health chest. Walk to the end of the broken bridge. Perform a double jump move to reach the platform below then again to the pillar with the ivy. Rotate around the right side and avoid the archers' projectiles. Go down and back to the left. You will be close to a platform. Jump to it to find a red orb chest and a breakable door. Knock it down.
Defeat the wraiths in the hallway and crush the archers on the balcony. Walk to the left side of the balcony and use the R2 button to lower the wooden ramp. Return to the ivy-covered pillar. Rotate right and then jump to the next pillar and finally to the far ledge.
Open the chest of red orbs. Find a health or magic chest near the entrance. Turn left and leap over the broken bridge. Go left and spot a ballista. Continue into the next chamber and open all of the doors. Clean out any undead inside. Break all pots and containers nearby for red orbs.
Push the ballista into the room. Once in the room, push it onto the circle on the left side. The nearby switch (inside the alcove; you must open the door if you hadn't already) rotates the ballista. Use the lever once. Climb the ladder behind the lever and open the red orb chest at the top. Push the ballista off of the circle. Use the lever again. Return the ballista to the circle and use the lever a third time. The ballista should now be pointed toward the wooden door. Fire a projectile at the door.
Follow the hall into the room with the blue aura. Step into the aura and speak with Zeus and recover Zeus' Fury. Use the magic chest nearby if needed. Exit forward.
You'll start to cross the broken bridge. Use your new magic ability, Zeus' Fury, to kill the archers on top of the temple. This opens a passage to the right across the bridge. Proceed into this passage. Break all of the containers inside to recover red orbs. Smash through the breakable wall to the right to find a magic chest, a Phoenix Feather, and a Gorgon Eye.
Return across the bridge and go left. Break the statues and vases for red orbs. Save your game. Climb the ladder to the next rooftop. Defeat the minotaur and harpies. Go to the right side of this rooftop to find a ladder. Ascend the ladder to find a chest containing a Gorgon Eye and a health or magic chest. Return down the ladder.
Leap to the adjacent roof to the left. Go to the left side to find the ledge and rope. You can use Zeus' Fury to kill the archers in the distance. Swing across the ropes to find a set of chests, including red orbs, and a health or magic chest. Return across the ropes.
Leap onto the next rooftop and defeat the minotaur. Go to the upper left side of this rooftop. Stand about half a body length from the top edge then drop off the left side. You'll land on a small balcony that contains a Gorgon Eye chest. Return to the rooftop.
Break the barrier on the right side. Jump to the next rooftop. Use the chest if needed. Run up the ramp to the right and shoot the man at the lever across the path with Zeus' Fury. This opens a new passage and raises the bridge. Cross the bridge and break tons of pots and barrels for red orbs. Open the chests for a Phoenix Feather and Gorgon Eye.
Defeat the wraiths in the next hall. The room at the end contains some red orb chests and plenty of statues and containers to break open. Stand on the circular switch to lower on the lift. Follow the tunnel to the next bridge. Spot the oracle in trouble in the distance.
Table of Contents
God of War
- Combat Strategies
- Weapons and Magic
- The Aegean Sea
- The Gates of Athens
- The Road to Athens
- Athens Town Square
- Rooftops of Athens
- Temple of the Oracle
- The Sewers of Athens
- Desert of Lost Souls
- Pandora's Temple
- The Rings of Pandora
- The Challenge of Atlas
- The Challenge of Poseidon
- The Challenge of Hades
- The Cliffs of Madness
- The Architect's Tomb
- The Path of Hades
- End Game
God of War II
- General Tips
- Weapons and Magic
- Unlockables and Treasures