Released March 13, 2007, Kratos returns to the PS2 in the sequel to God of War. God of War II picks up not terribly long after the original game's end, with Kratos having exacted his revenge upon the previous god of war, Ares. But even with all these newfangled godly powers, Kratos is unsatisfied. He continues to command the Spartan army and directs them to tear through the known world. This utter disregard for the other citizens of Greece displeases the pantheon. Betrayed by Athena and seemingly killed by Zeus, Kratos is rescued by Gaia of the Titans. Gaia instructs Kratos that his fate can be changed, but only if he can reach the ridiculously remote temple that houses the Sisters of Fate.
Timing note: All runs must reveal the final save to see the game's timer; there's not much to the game after it.
Best time, Titan difficulty: 3:07:25 by Li 'shenminiu' Lihong on 2007-12-21, done in 38 segments (plus one ending segment).
Before watching the run, I'd like to explain some time saving skills:
You can see more details about these skills in SDA forum.
Use grab and PR(Poseidon's Rage) to kill the soldiers, remain 1 PR for Colossus1. Colossus1, very easy, PR*3.
Colossus2, Spirit of Hercules + double PR, be careful of the right timing of double PR.
Spirit + PR to kill all the soldiers in the hall, ignoring the archers. The jumps on the beam is a bit risky, need some practice.
Colossus3, could have been better if I launch his hand early in the small cutscene. Also get some trouble in Hades, disturbing by the hands.
The first Pegasus section, use shoulder collision to kill the enemies. Restart at 2:09 to avoid killing by the dark rider.
1:06 use X to throw the archer. 1:10 climb to the left corner, stand and side roll across the ledge.
Typhon's breath will not affect you if you get the right timing to cross the bridge. And I got the regenerating magic after this segment.
Use the regen magic to kill the gorgons and the harpies. And use RotT to kill the Minotaurs after aquiring RotT.
The second Pegasus section, basically the same as the first. Just use X to rush in the combat agaist the dark rider, you don't need to do any damage on him.
Get the body, kick the hounds away and leave. Cerberus = skip.
0:59 killing all the sentries by just one archer throw is a bit lucky. Siren widow = skip(by RJWaters2).
With the regenerating magic, Theseus became a fool. Just shoot the silly old man to dead. I lost the regen magic after this segment.
Nothing special, a tedious segment.
CR(Cronus Range) for the guardians and RotT for the Minotaurs.
The combat agaist Cyclops + boars. Basically, OH(hold O when the enemy is in air) the boars and throw them to the Cyclops. Hold your position, don't let the Cyclops grab the boars. The boars are your main weapon in this combat.
B.King, Stage 1: RotT rape + CR. Stage 2: grab. Stage 3: Spirit + CR/roll tricking, don't care about the health too much. Stage 4: RotT. I got the hammer in this segment, the most powerful weapon!
Beast Lords and Cyclops: OH collision. Hades Fiends: CR*5(by MistryMan). Body room: move the body into the water and kill the Hades Fiends to gain some EXP.
TM1(Titan Minotaur 1) was raped by RotT hammer + bow cancel. Carry the soldier to the Conveyor Belt, ignoring that silly gorgon. Cerberus: hammer time.
The first upgrade jump is used here at 0:58, you need to get the right timing to jump across the barrier.
Standard strategy agaist Euryale, show time for hammer. Stage1: RotT hammer. Stage2: hammer stun loop. Stage2: RotT hammer again.
Another tedious segment. Use half swings in the 5 pillars puzzle can save a little time. TM2: rape it with RotT hammer again.
Nothing special. The amount of red orbs you get from the red orb gift is quite random, load the game if you are not content. Upgrade EH to lv2 for the next segment.
The second upgrade jump is used here to skip getting the block.
Guardians before the secret message can be skipped if you can jump far enougth. Perseus, stage 1&2: hammer. Stage 3: Hammer + Bow pushing + CR trick. Stage 4: CR + hammer.
Get to the upper platform with chain. BE CAREFUL here, BE QUICK! Or the game will FREEZE after you reflect the light, the only way to continue is to reset your PS2. I can use normal high jump after getting SoD in this segment. Use high jump to cross the lowland without moving the statue(by kevbew63).
Just skip all the combats with high jump.
Long jump with SoD + glide to cross the "river"(by MistryMan). Nymph nest = skipp. The little challenge after AQ: flash + AQ(gorgon's rage is better, but my red orbs are not enough to upgrade lv3 EH).
Upgrade EH to lv3 and use it to crush all the beast lords. There is a mistake in this part. I should have jumped into the Boreas Chamber at 3:53 to skip the cut scene. That will save about 5 sceonds. I knew that but I just fogot to do so.
Stone the enemies in wave 2 and carry the silly translator to leave. Wave 3: MP is important, you can stone all the enemies if you use EH efficiently.
Grabs in the spike trap. Use glide to pass the ledge.
Sirens: hammer + bow cancel. Nymph nest: CR to avoid being disturbed by the Nymphs. 1:26 - that cutscene can be skipped if you jump and CR the ice from the doorway(by kevbew63), but I didn't know this at that moment, pity.
0:43, pull the switch in the cutscene(by MistryMan). 4:10, skip the Cyclops(by RJWaters2).
High jump and skip the spike elevator(by MistryMan). Cross the ceilling with RotT, be sure that you have enough health, or you will be killed by those crazy archers.
High jump to skip raising the phoenix. Infinite jump to pass the elevator before the Spartan without the block. Spartan: hammer rape. Kraken: bow shoot for stage 1 and air hammer triangle*2 for stage 2.
Bell puzzle = skip(by RJWaters2). Sisters: hammer, and I recommend AQ in stage 3.
Infinite jump strikes! Note that it's faster to fight than to "skip" in the small waves like waves 2, 4 and 6. I skipped wave 4 because the barrier there will not disappear if you skip wave 3(you can see just 3 enemies spawned there, not 7 as usual, and sometimes no enemy will spawn).
Multi-breasted sista...... Use high jump to skip floor 2.
The final combat agaist Zeus. Stage 1: CR + Divine Retribution. Stage 2 phase 1&3: RotT + triangle. Stage 2 phase 2: CR + Spirit, things may go better if Zeus did not block my attacks.
So that's all of my run, hope that you enjoyed watching, thank you!
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