'God of War' Cheat Codes and God Mode for PS2

Run Faster, Gain Experience, Unlock 'God Mode,' and Snag Some Cool Numbers

God of War
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Check out the following cheat codes for God of War, a third-person action-adventure video game series for the PlayStation 2. This is the first installment of the "God of War" series.

Move Faster

Use the Right Analog-stick to make you move forward. Then press R1 to execute a Hermes Rush shoulder charge before the roll ends; repeat this to move faster. You need to pull off the charge in order for this trick to work.

Unlimited Experience in Pandora's Temple

During Atlas's Quest in Pandora's Temple, you will 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. A glitch Harpy will begin to screech and will start to shoot at you; this will last for as long as you stay in the area. This is an easy way to raise your weapons and magic spells to the maximum. If you look close enough by one of the treasure chests, you will see what looks like a holographic Harpy flying in one spot. You need to be careful in this area but it is a great way to level up fast and pretty easily.

Harpy Puzzle Key

When you are in the room filled with Harpies that keep coming out while killing them you will notice that they are coming out of odd-looking holes. To stop them just use the shields of the statues in the room to block the entrance. The left statue is placed in the right hole, and the right statue goes in the left hole. Then 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 are going across. Do not worry if you fall as the Harpies cannot get out. As the boards continue to fall, they will reveal the correct boards to walk on. You need to get the holes covered as quickly as possible to avoid taking hits and losing health.

God Mode

Just beat the game on any difficulty setting. When you start a new game you can now activate God Mode. This will also unlock the other neat options and modes, including Deleted Levels, Birth of the Beast, and Challenge of the Gods. Basically, this will also unlock all the specials like Movies, Credits, and a few other neat options.

Killing the Hydra With Slow Fingers

I've seen a lot of complaints from gamers unable to kill the Hydra by pulling it down over the broken mast because they were unable to press the O button fast enough. I'm 63 and don't have the normal reflexes or finger speed of the younger gamers. Here's how I did it.

When the O comes up at any time, hold the controller down on your right leg with your left hand only and 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 actually using your wrist.
Above tip submitted by Michael L.

More on God Mode

If you have beaten the game, you know how hard and long it was. So you may wonder what the point of playing it again is, especially on the God mode setting. Well here are a few cool things that were added for your hard work and efforts. No need to worry if you can't beat the game in this setting; the cool extras are going to be added after the rest of the tips in this area. You will get the same ending once you beat the game in this mode. Almost, there are a few secrets that are revealed. You will also see a toll-free phone number to call; while many who read this may not be in the United States, the phone number offers a cool message and some humorous lines.

The first number that shows up after beating the God mode is 1-800-613-8840. Who is on the other end? Call and find out! Just remember the call is free in the US and Canada only; toll fees may apply elsewhere as well as from cell phones. Now there is another message after beating the game - there are two statues at the bottom of your throne. Walk up to them and just keep sticking them; after a few hits, you will get a second toll-free phone number: 1-888-447-5594. Not to spoil this great game but players should call the second phone number. It is also funny but it may just offer fans of this game some cool news.

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