God of War 3: Boss Battle Guide – Zeus

Published on April 3rd, 2010

Okay, we’ve had enough messing around. It’s time to face your final boss battle against , the King of the Gods and the ruler of Mount Olympus.  This is a lengthy fight that we’ll split into four sections. Check out our guide on how to defeat .

Part One

Zeus may look like a friendly, slightly musclier version of  Santa Claus when you first see him, but he’s as hard as nails.  He soon grows into a towering figure and sneaks up behind you to try and execute you.  Get ready to follow some on-screen prompts (in our experience the sequence was Square, Triangle, Square.) You’ll smack Zeus’ head off some rocks and then need to press X to stop him from grabbing his sword.  You’ll plough his own sword through his chest, tapping Circle to apply the pressure before

It will switch to a 2D battlefield where you’ll be face to face with Zeus. Attacking all the time will see you get crushed so use defensive and counter-attacks. Watch out for his hand slam, you’ll need to roll out of the way to avoid being flattened. When Zeus begins to execute his aerial strike and rises into the air, roll underneath him and then whack him on the way down. You can also get behind him when he teleports and smack him the back.  You’ll have to bring all of your big moves out the bag for this one and longer combos, so use the likes of Spirit of Hercules to wear him down. After a ferocious battle you should see the Circle appear above his head. Move in to dish out some punishment. Your health will replenish and you’ll fight him again. Use the same strategy as before.

God of War 3: Boss Battle Guide   Zeus

Don't let the friendly beard fool you

Part Two

There’s a short battle with Zeus. Use Magic to attack him until you’re interrupted by the appearance of Gaia. Climb up his chest and smash the Onyx crystals by his heart with your Nemean Cestus. Use the Bow of Appollo to destory the vines before Zeus comes back for more. He’s tougher this time around with more moves in his arsenal. Hit the heart to replenish your health at any time, but don’t let Zeus do the same otherwise you’re in for a long battle. Attack him everytime he goes to replenish his health.  This is a good time to unleash Rage of the Spartans as you attack him with some of your big moves. Zeus can now make clones of himself which aren’t as difficult to dispatch. They’ll drop magic orbs so go for them first so you can use more magic attacks.  You can use Golden Fleece to deflect Lightening bolts back at you, and don’t forget to keep attacking Zeus with your best magic spells. When the context button appears over his head you’ll have the opportunity to push him toward the heart by following some command prompts, so pay careful attention.  If you’re succesful you’ll have to chance to pick up the Blade of Olympus, watch out though you’ll have one more context action to deal with, tap Circle when prompted. Things now get very weird as you enter Kratos’ mind!

Part Three

Move forwards and to the right until you see bloodstains on the floor, follow them to the next cut-scene. After this you’ll find Pandora if you keep heading to the right. The bloodstains are back so follow them until you trigger a new sequence. Follow the trail of the blue light until you find Athena. There’s more chat until you head toward the cliff and drop down into the water.  Follow the blue trail and then Pandora will show you the way to her box (sounds a little rude.) Okay, it’s party time! Here comes Zeus.

Part Four

You’ll now be fighting from the first person perspective.  Zeus looks knackered so attack him with your blades until he can take no more. You’ll walk to him and you can now tap Circle as many times as you want to beat the living daylights out of him – nasty! The screen will become splattered in blood and Zeus dies. You can now give yourself a big pat on the back, you’ve done it. Remember though folks, don’t try that last move on any of your real enemies, it could get you in a little bit of trouble.

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    1. Posted by G on May 21st, 2010, 10:22

      Thanks for a few hints, but the battle is too long, plain and simple! and you feel like youre smashing the guy for weeks before the circle appears! I’m still yet to beat him and to be honest Im fast losing interest in doing so… I cant spend my life beating the living B-JESUS out of the guy only to be killed by 1 hit… then have to start all over again! haha!

      • Posted by Thomas on February 28th, 2011, 00:19

        Has anyone even attempt chaos or what I’m calling it now impossible. I finally get back to hades only to find myself stuck on the 3 headed, dogspitting, fire beast. Any helpful tricks or secrets or cheats is most welcomed right now.

        • Posted by Nic on July 16th, 2014, 19:03

          A thing I found helpful on the Cerberus was to jump up with the blades of exile and hold triangle so that you keep spinning above him and stay in the air. Just keep doing it and on the last stage of it (last head) just use magic til O pops up

    2. Posted by Laurens on July 22nd, 2010, 22:49

      Is this a guide?

      “He will attack you”, “You will need to be strong”, “use Magic..”


      • Posted by Simon Williamson on July 23rd, 2010, 11:11


        “use defensive and counter-attacks. Watch out for his hand slam, you’ll need to roll out of the way to avoid being flattened. When Zeus begins to execute his aerial strike and rises into the air, roll underneath him and then whack him on the way down.”

    3. Posted by Brad on November 8th, 2010, 02:13

      Hit the heart any time for health? That’s a load of crap. I tore that thing up during the battle and still haven’t gotten any health from it. Another guide told me to “grapple” his clones to get health orbs, that’s crap too cause you can’t grab them, and if you L1 grapple (O) it just shoves them away with no health orbs.

      • Posted by James on March 28th, 2012, 10:15

        Actually, the green orb thing is true, but you can only do it when Zeus is charging up to slide to the heart and get the orbs himself.

    4. Posted by Marvin Hubregtse on January 30th, 2013, 14:47

      personally this is my advise only the 1st stage is really hard 2nd stage is hard but can be done easy with a trick.
      1st stage my personal pref is useing the nemian lion wepon usedby the down arrow and mostly defenseive and spam L1+O by jumpig over him and useing it behind him when he starts his combo use r2 asap or you will loze 50% of ur hp in the 2nd stage gaia interrupts you you can kill him more easy then becaus it is in 3d best way then is hitting gaiaᷰs hard whilekeeping him away again with the L1+Ocombo he will summon lots of himself in the 3rd step he kics your ass and sends you into your brain its over for him by then just follow the flame and kick his ass when you come back.

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