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God of War: Ascension Trophy Guide

March 7, 2013 Written by Chandler Wood

Welcome to the PlayStation LifeStyle trophy guide for God of War: Ascension. The Gods of Olympus may have abandoned you, but we’re still here to help you get that elusive Platinum trophy. Anthony Severino contributed to this guide while doing his review for the game, check out his full review here. Thank you to James H. for helping to fill in some of the trophies that we were missing.

Spoiler Disclaimer: Trophy guides often contain minor spoilers regarding the story and events that take place within the game.While we have tried to remain as spoiler free as possible, if you do not wish to be spoiled at all, we recommend that you play the game through once to enjoy the narrative and events and come back to our guide on your second playthrough. If you are at peace with very minor spoilers, then read on Trophy Hunter!

Champion of the Gods -Platinum
-Unlock all trophies

You know the drill. Earn all other trophies to get the Platinum trophy for this game.

Blood Oath -Bronze
-Complete the MP Training in Olympus

Complete the tutorial when first playing the game’s multiplayer modes. You must complete the tutorial before starting multiplayer, so it cannot be missed.

Prison Break -Bronze
-Free Kratos from his imprisonment

Story Related. Finish the first QTE event at the start of the game.

Gotta  Hand It To You -Bronze
-Defeat the infected hand of Aegeon

Story Related. Complete the first boss encounter of the game. The hand will appear many times throughout the first area.

Unleashed -Bronze
-Disarm a grappled enemy

This is an easy one. Use R1 to grapple and press circle to disarm an enemy.

Big Spender -Bronze
-Upgrade any Magic to the next level

Upgrade any of the four magics in the game using red orbs from the pause menu (Fire of Ares, Ice of Poseidon, Lighting of Zeus, or Soul of Hades).

Round and Round -Bronze
-Solve the Rolling Crusher Puzzle

Pending completion

Open Minded -Bronze
-Win the buttonless MiniGame against a Juggernaut

Once the red notification appears above a Juggernaut’s head, grapple using R1 to initiate the mini-game. To win, hit square or triangle for light or heavy attacks respectively, and dodge to the left or right when attacked. Keep attacking and Kratos will eventually slice open the Juggernaut’s skull, netting you the trophy

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop. BadBoy! -Bronze
-Perform a 1000 Hit Combo

In the stage called The Furnace there is a section of gameplay where Kratos is trapped between two canisters pouring flames. Kratos is attacked by a number of Satyr enemies. Due to the close quarters, this is the perfect time to earn this 1000-hit combo. It’s even easier if you are alternating between spamming a fully upgraded Lightning spell and increasing its hit streak by alternating L1 and R1 repeatedly, followed by holding square to do Kratos’ spinning attack.

Swinger -Bronze
-Ring out an enemy with the club

The club is a World Weapon. Simply use it to defeat an enemy in full and you will get this trophy.

Snakes on a Train -Bronze
-Ride the snake back to the Tower of Delphi

Story Related. Cannot be missed.

Tools of the Trade -Bronze
-Use all 5 World Weapons in Combat

During combat, use each of the following World Weapons:

  • Sword
  • Javelin
  • Sling
  • Club
  • Shield

Hot Lunch -Bronze
-Win the Buttonless MiniGame against a Manitcore

When facing the Manticore, fight until the red halo appears over his head. At this point, grapple using R1 to initiate the mini-game. Keep attacking with either square or triangle for light or heavy attacks respectively, and be careful to dodge his tail strikes.

Gateway Gas -Bronze
-Breathe the toxic gases within the Oracle’s Temple

Story Related. Simply step into the green gas in the Oracle’s Temple.

Handyman -Bronze
-Reconstruct the Water Wheel of Kira

Story Related. Use the Amulet of Uroborus to “heal” the broken water wheel.

Hold Still Please -Bronze
-Slow 100 Enemies with the Amulet of Uroborus

 Frequently use the Amulet of Uroborus in battle by holding L2 and pressing square. Do this enough times and you’ll receive the trophy.

That’s Gonna Leave A Mark -Bronze
-Spill 500 buckets of blood on Kratos

Fight your way through the game and this should happen eventually. If it doesn’t, you’re probably not playing the game right.

You Bastards! -Bronze
-Treat the Martyr of Hecatonchires poorly

You can get this trophy when you come across a torture room with a stretched out man and another man stuck in a trap. Release the first man from the trap, then attach the stretched out man to the hook. Pulled the stretched out man into the trap that the other man was stuck in. Then trigger the pulley that the hook is attached to, tearing the stretched man in half. After this, you will need to “heal” him with the amulet.

Hello, Friend -Bronze
-Use the Oath Stone of Orkos in Combat 10 Times

Use the Oath Stone of Orkos in combat by holding L2 and pressing triangle while fighting enemies. Kratos’ body double will attack. Do this ten times and the trophy is yours.

Tag Teamed -Bronze
-Hit 100 Enemies with the Oath Stone of Orkos

See Hello, Friend, only remember to do this repeatedly until you’ve earned this trophy. May require a separate playthrough from when you attempt to earn the trophy “Hold Still Please”.

Tell Me How You Really Feel -Bronze
-Kill 25 Enemies using the Rage of the Gods

Once your rage meter is filled, simultaneously press L3 and R3 at the same time to trigger the Rage of the Gods. Then defeat as many enemies as possible. The trophy is cumulative and does not needto be done within a single Rage of the Gods.

Biting The Hand That Feeds You -Silver
-Defeat Megaera and the Titan Hecatonchires

Story Related. Simply finish the first boss encounter to add a silver to your collection.

Maybe You Should Call a Doctor? -Silver
-Keep the Rage Meter Filled for 2+ Minutes

The Fire of Ares fills up Kratos’ rage meter the fastest during combat, and also releases gold orbs when enemies perish which further replenish the meter. Be sure to evade and ensure enemies don’t hit you, which will reduce your meter, but continue to attack enemies so that it stays full for the entire two minutes

Quaid!!! -Silver
-Defeat Pollux

Story Related. Defeat the boss in the Oracle’s Temple that has the mutant decaying body stuck to his chest.

Bros Before Hos -Silver
-Escape the Fury Ambush

Story Related. Cannot be missed.

Fireproof -Silver
-Complete the Screw of Archimedes without getting hit by the Fire Traps

During the Screw of Archimedes you will need to avoid all of the fire traps. This may take a couple of tries. If you do get hit, simply die and try again.

Light As A Feather -Silver
-Collect all of the Phoenix Feathers

Collect all of the Phoenix Feathers by finding the glowing white hidden chests. Use our treasure guide (coming soon).

The Eyes Have It -Silver
-Collect all of the Gorgon Eyes

Collect all of the Gorgon Eyes by finding the glowing white hidden chests. Use our treasure guide (coming soon).

Fully Loaded -Silver
-Completely Upgrade Kratos

Fully upgrade the following items using red orbs from the pause menu.

  • Blades of Chaos
  • Fire of Ares
  • Ice of Poseidon
  • Lighting of Zeus
  • Soul of Hades
  • Amulet of Uroborus
  • Oath Stone of Orkos
  • Eyes of Truth

Lubed Up – Silver
-Complete the slide in the Statue of Apollo without dying

Carefully slide down the slope, making perfect turns and watch for gaps.  Be prepared to tap the X button to jump across them.

Blind Justice -Silver
-Use the Eyes of Truth successfully

Hold L2 and press circle to use the Eyes of Truth. You will acquire them inside the Lantern of Delphi.

No Drake. You Can’t Have These -Gold
-Collect all Artifacts in the game

Collect all artifacts in the game. Full list is still a work in progress. Check back for updates.

Next Time Use The Stairs -Gold
-Complete the Gauntlet of Archimedes

This is probably the most difficult challenge in the game, but it cannot be missed if you finish the story. During the Gauntlet, be sure to use the Eyes of Truth to stun enemies and unleash all of your magic against the Gorgons, which replenish magic when killed. In the next round, kill the blue Avatar-looking enemies first, as they release green orbs to replenish health. Beyond that, just stay alive and try not to die! Good luck!

If It Ain’t Broke -Gold
-Reconstruct all of the Decayed Chests

Use the Amulet of Uroborus to “heal” all decayed chests. Reconstructing them turns them into red orb chests.

Bond Broken -Gold
-Complete the Game

Beat the game on any difficulty to grab this trophy.

Legendary Warrior -Gold
-Complete the game on Hard Difficulty

Finish the game on hard difficulty. You cannot use New Game+ for this.

If you have any questions regarding on trophies for this guide, or have any tips or strategies that we are missing, feel free to email me at Chandler@playstationlifestyle.net or hit me up on Twitter @FinchStrife or Anthony @Sev_Anthony.