God of War Cheats and God Mode for PS2

Gain fast experience, unlock God Mode, and more PS2 Cheats

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The first installment of the God of War series on PlayStation 2 chronicles Kratos's ascension to Godhood. With these God of War cheats, you'll have no trouble rising to the occasion.

The following cheats are for the 2006 God of War for PlayStation 2. There are separate cheats for God of War 2018 for PlayStation 4.

How to Move Faster

Use the right analog stick to make Kratos roll forward, then press R1 to execute a Hermes Rush shoulder charge before the roll ends. Repeat to move faster. You need to pull off the charge in order for this trick to work.

How to Get Unlimited Experience in Pandora's Temple

During Atlas's Quest in Pandora's Temple, you'll encounter a series of stone walls which you can climb. There will be several armored legionnaires that will try to knock you off of the walls. First, kill all of them and climb to the top of the tallest ledge.

If you look close enough by one of the treasure chests nearby, you'll see what looks like a holographic harpy flying in one spot. Kill the harpy, and it will keep coming back to life so that you can kill it again and again. You need to be careful in this area, but it is a great way to raise your weapons and magic spells to the maximum.

How to Solve the Harpy Puzzle

When you are in the room filled with harpies that keep coming when you kill them, they are coming out of odd-looking holes. To stop them, use the shields of the statues in the room to block the entrances. The left statue is placed in the right hole, and the right statue goes in the left hole. Cover the holes as quickly as possible to avoid taking hits and losing health.

Once all holes are blocked off, kill the remaining harpies. Go up the stairs to the ledge with the boards that fall off when you go across. Don't worry if you fall; just get back up and try again. As the boards continue to crumble, the correct path will be revealed, and you don't have to worry about being bombarded by harpies.

How to Pull Off Quick Time Events

Some quick time events are challenging to execute. For example, to kill the Hydra, press the O button repeatedly very quickly. A helpful trick is to hold the controller with your left hand, and then make your right hand into a fist with the thumb sticking out. This way your right hand is free to rapidly staccato beat the O button with your thumb. Instead of trying to rapidly move your thumb, you're using your wrist.

How to Unlock God Mode and Challenge of the Gods

Beat the game on any difficulty setting. When you start a new game, choose God Mode, which makes enemies significantly stronger. Completing the game also unlocks secret videos featuring deleted levels and Challenge of the Gods, a series of short bonus stages.

God of War Secret Codes and Easter Eggs

You will get the same ending once you beat the game in God Mode, but you will also be given a toll-free phone number to call: 1-800-613-8840. Call it for a congratulatory message from Kratos.

After beating the game, visit the throne room and attack the two statues at the bottom of your throne. After several hits, you'll get a second toll-free phone number: 1-888-447-5594. Call it to hear more from Kratos and the God of War developers.

These numbers are toll-free in the US and Canada, but fees may apply elsewhere.