The Rings of Pandora, Part 4
You emerge in the middle pool. Locate the door with the skull and use it to place the Architect Son's Head inside. Enter the room with the crystal and the crank. Your goal is to rotate the rings of Pandora so there's a straight shot from this room through the rings, through the hall with the spiked trap, and into the room with the crystal eye. A beam of light will run from the crystal eye into the new room. If anything blocks the beam, you must rotate the rings again to create a clear shot.
Enter each area of the rings to find the crank and adjust the hall so there's a clear shot. Don't forget you'll need to adjust the room just opened (via the skull lock). It begins unaligned. Rotate that room and get a clear shot down the hall then go to the crystal eye (through the spike trap room, again with some undead) and pull the handle to close the eye and create the light beam.
Return to the inner room and use the lever to ride the lift. Exit onto the statue's hands then into the circular arena to battle the satyr. Replenish health and magic upon leaving.
Cross the bridge. Read the book on the pedestal. Break a wall on the right side to find a couple chests inside. Save your game. Continue forward into the next area.
The Cliffs of Madness
Walk forward and crush the undead. Check the left side for breakable containers and a magic chest. Use Zeus' Fury to eliminate the archers on the right side. Leap over the gaps and face more archers. Defeat them with your weapons or with Zeus' Fury from longer range. Defeat the harpies and archers near the rope. Traverse the rope to the far ledge.
Go around to the left side and crush additional undead troops. Use the crank to raise the lift. Use the save game point. Instead of using the ladder, go right and leap onto the new path. Defeat the archers in the way. Use the health chest here if you need any; there's a tough battle ahead. Enter the cavern. A barrier erects at the entrance. Defeat the satyr and undead inside the cavern. There's a health chest on the top catwalk but more undead guard it.
Proceed through the cave exit and find another lift. Turn the crank to ascend. Save your game. Enter the next cavern. The holes in the floor are actually spikes. This room is trapped. You need to pull the lever to raise the nearby gate. With the gate raised you can pull out the stone block. You must move the stone block from this cave to an adjacent cave on the upper portion of the screen (the path is back and to the left of Kratos' current position).
You must work quickly because the floor spikes eventually reappear. The best way to complete the task is to pull out the stone far enough so you can jump behind it. Charge a kick and kick it toward the other cave entrance. Charge completely and the block should line up almost perfectly with the next cave entrance. If not push it slightly into place before getting behind the block again. Charge a full kick again and kick it into the next cave.
Approach the block and push it slightly into place so you can kick it to the left. Get behind it and kick it left toward the ledge. Jump onto the block and finally onto the ledge before the spikes rise.
Open the red orb chest on the ledge then continue up the ivy to retrieve the Necklace of Aphrodite. Exit the cavern and stand on the stone block to the right to lower. Open the chest and defeat the archers that appear. Proceed around to the right side to the next entrance. Go down the first ladder to find a health chest.
Enter the cavern and battle a satyr, a minotaur, and finally undead archers (use Zeus' Fury). Stand on the unconnected bridge so the segment moves beyond the other segment. When you let go of the crank, the bridge rotates in the opposite direction. Your goal is to jump to the other side while it rotates. You want to rotate it a bit farther so you have time to make the jump.
Defeat the creatures inside the tunnel and exit. Find the health or magic chest to the left. Proceed right and combat the minotaur. Descend the ladder to the ledge below. Defeat the undead and approach the rope (opening the nearby chest in the process). Traverse the rope to a new cave.
Battle the undead and minotaur inside the cavern. Use the health or magic chest when needed. Approach the next necklace. As you approach the necklace, a gate rises that blocks the prize. To solve the puzzle, you must move the Tetris-like puzzle pieces against the gate so you complete the wall. You must use the crank to rotate the pieces so they'll fit in properly. Read the book on the left side of the cave if you wish.
First, move away the small block from the gate area. You don't need the small block. Instead, position it on the left side of the cave and use it as a stepping stone to reach the upper ledge with several chests.
Next, place the upside-down "L" shaped piece onto the circular platform and use the crank to rotate it 180 degrees and place it on the far left side of the gate.
Next, move the long, straight block on the left side of the cave to the far right part of the gate.
Next, move the double block on the right side of the cave next to the "L" shaped piece.
Next, move the question mark piece onto the circular platform and use the crank to rotate it so it looks like a standard question mark. Position it on the far right side of the gate next to the straight piece.
Next, move the piece shaped like a "T" to the platform and use the crank to rotate it so it looks like a "T" and move it next to the question mark and in the puzzle's center.
Make sure all pieces are firmly against the gate to complete the puzzle. Pick up the Necklace of Hera.
Exit the cavern and use the ladder on the left. Climb onto the wall and use grabs to pull off the undead foes. Search everywhere you can climb. Find a couple crates near the top as well as the upper right side of the climbable wall. There are several ledges that include chests. Traverse down the wall and return to a previously visited area.
Follow the path left to the ladder. Climb and start to explore to the right side. Go all the way around to the right to find a chest. There's another tunnel to the chest's left. Follow it underwater to a secret area with a bunch of orbs. Break the walls in the area to find the chests.
Approach the large gate and notice the two holes--one for each necklace. Place the necklaces. This causes the bridge-like platforms to move. You must jump across each moving platform and reach the upper right side. Search the upper left for chests.
At the top, proceed to the right and battle the undead and minotaur after the cut scene. Follow the path to the rope. Swing from the first rope to the second. Make sure you are swinging strong and don't jump until you reach the apex. Climb the wall on the other side. Use the lever to activate the lift. Enter the passage and bust apart all of the containers for red orbs.
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