God of War II is an action-adventure game published by Sony Computer Entertainment in 2007. Based loosely on Greek mythology, it tells the story of Kratos, the new God of War, who seeks revenge after being betrayed by Zeus. You can unlock a number of items and gameplay modes by attaining certain ranks, collecting certain items, and completing the game on various difficulty levels. Here's a guide on how to do all that, along with some secrets.
This guide is specifically for the PS2 version of God of War II.
God of War II Unlockables
Complete levels of the game or gather specific items to reveal unlockables that help you in your gameplay.UnlockableHow to AcquireAthenaComplete God of War II on Titan mode.Dark OdysseyCompleteGod of War II on God mode.General KratosCollect 20 cyclops eyes using a context-sensitive move.God ArmorReceive a God ranking in Challenge mode.God of War CostumeCompleteGod of War II on any difficulty level.HerculesCompleteGod of War II on Titan mode.Hydra ArmorCompleteGod of War II on any difficulty level.Unlock Challenge of the TitansCompleteGod of War II on any difficulty level.Arena of the FatesReach Titan rank in Challenge mode.Titan ModeComplete the main game.Urns of PowerComplete the game.
Bonus Play Option
Once you successfully complete God of War II, save the game. Then, select the Bonus Play option when starting a new game. This lets you take the weapons and magic you earned in your first playthrough into the new game.
Getting Red Orbs With the Blade of Olympus
You'll receive the Blade of Olympus after you beat the game. When it levels up once, you're then able to perform the Divine Sacrifice move by pressing L1 and Circle together. This move pulls the red orbs out of enemies.
The Golden Fleece
You receive the Golden Fleece from the Cursed Cerberus. When you have it, use it to block enemy attacks by pressing L1. If you continuously press L1, you block and return almost all attacks.
Unlock All Movies
Completing God of War II unlocks all the movies in the game, including high-resolution movies and all cutscenes.
Secret God of War II Message and Site
If you're lucky enough to pull off a 999,999 hit combo, you're given a URL for a God of War II website containing a secret message and some gameplay footage with developer commentary.