These are the Guides
for Soul Reaver
1. Beginning of the game (Underworld)
2. Off to Raziel's stomping grounds
a. simple puzzle
b. learn of warp gates
c. intro to Malchia clan
d. spiral staircase
3. Force Glyph
4. Kain first encounter (Pillars of Nosgoth)
5. Search for Zephon (Silenced Cathedral)
a. climb the silos
b. find the entrance
d. power the air shaft
e. breaking crystals
f. room o' three pipes
6. Stone Glyph
7. Tomb of Serafan Sleeping Priests
8. Sound Glyph
9. Drowning Abbey
get the fire reaver
10. Mad Glyph search
11. Your brother Dumah (Ash Village)
a. furnace room
b. find the Oracle Caves
12. Kain's scent (Oracle Caves)
a. letter puzzle
b. pretty colored prisms
c. clock on floor
13. Game over
Beginning of the game
1. In the very beginning of the game you
will be treated to a basic walkthrough of Raziel's abilities etc. so you
shouldn't have much trouble here. You will learn of the differences between
the spectral and material world and
learn that in Soul Reaver, you can't die. This is the Underworld.
tip: the beginning of the game has a small
square platform outlined with green glowing fire which
will give you tips about your next objective in the game. If you get lost
remember to return here to
find out what you are doing.
a. As you progress through the mini tutorial you will also be taught on
the ways of the portals.
The portals are a way of moving through the game in a very quick fashion
and are similar to the
bat beacons of Blood Omen. This first portal will open a way for you to
return at any time back
to the very beginning of the game. Unlike the other portals, this portal
is not represented by a
symbol be sure to remember where this green portal takes you.
Off to Raziel's stomping grounds
2. After you learn about all of the game's
functions and Raziels abilities your next journey is to the old
stomping grounds of Raziel himself. The game will clue you (see tip 1)
as to where you should head next.
weapons: Along the path to the Abyss, you
will pass by a large Cathedral like castle with many
flags waving above. You can snag your first weapon from the walls of this
Cathedral. It is a large
spear like ornament on the left side of the giant door. Hold onto this
weapon as it will be a short
while until you can grab another.
We suggest you follow the path all the way
to the old wooden bridge spanning across the the Abyss Cliffs. Assuming
you are now atop the first pillar across the wooden bridge, you should
look westward to find your way. Using the
high jump along with Raziel's gliding ability, maneuver yourself across
to the cliff to the left of the wooden
bridge. This will lead you to Raziel's clan territory.
a. Once inside the westward cave travel
forward until you should travel until you reach the wide
open territory of Raziel's Clan Castle Courtyard. Here you will be presented
with one of the game's
first puzzles and an easy one at that.
puzzle: A large gate will be blocking any
further progress and two fledgling vampires
will be pestering you as you ponder your way through the gate. If you
were clever enough to
hold onto the spear you tore from the walls of the Cathedral you should
use this to impale then engulf
the souls of the poor bastards standing in your way. As you would expect
this will trigger an event.
b. Now that you have solved the simple puzzle
that was impairing your journey you should now come to the
difficult task of choosing your direction. You should encounter a large
flame in the center of the screen flanked
by two doors, one on the right being a brown door with a circular green
ornament and the other being a plain
door. Now both doors need exploring, we suggest trying the door to the
right first. This door will become a
familiar theme throughout the game. These doors mark the entry to a portal.
Go inside the portal room and
step on the design on the floor next to the portal to activate it. You
now can at any time return here.
Here being west of the Abyss Cliffs and inside the courtyard of Raziel's
c. Now that you have enabled the portal
and hopefully saved your game (Soul Reaver has the nice
ability to save at any point) you should head through the normal door
to the left of the flame.
Through this passage way you should continue your journey until you reach
a small metal gate door.
weapons: Just inside the metal gate door and to the right of the large
bonfire there is a bat
headed staff waiting for your handy work. If you like, grab this staff
and dispose of the
Continue on your merry way going right from the metal gate and follow
the path until you arrive at a
large pillar emerging from the center of last room inside this path. There
will be some enemies to contend
with here so if you are low on energy head on up the spiraling stairway
that crawls up the center pillar.
At the top of the pillar there will be a knob in the center of the room
(which will serve purpose later in the
game) as well as a switch on the wall. You are now in what looks to be
a dead end. So do as you must and flip
the switch which will, low and behold open a new path for your travelling.
What will happen is a drawbridge will
drop to the left of the switch. Head up the new path and down a set of
stairs which will take you to one
of the best views in the game. You are up high enough to see for miles,
all kidding aside it does look
pretty cool from up there doesn't it. Well enough gawking and drop down
this mighty high perch and head up the
ramp along the right side of the wall. Atop the ramp you will get to see
a cut scene which will clue you in on
your next action. Hop down again from this archway and get your gloves
on because there will be two
zombie like vampires just itching to send you back to your maker. Douse
out a few drops of
whoop-ass on these beasts and then head through the gate along the right
(right side from where
you dropped down from) wall. After passing through this green gate kill
the annoying archer enemy and
climb the short cliff ahead. You will then see the introduction to the
From here, keep going along passing by the clan's graveyard. You may have
to face a vampire here
but he should be no trouble if you have a weapon.
weapons: Close by the tombstones and slightly
in the darkness against the left wall, look
for a new staff. The staff will have a new head that resembles Egyptian
design. We call it
the cursed pharaoh staff.
From here, climb up to the right and enter
a tall cave like room. Inside you should find a large box.
If the past was any indication of what to do, do your thing and move this
massive object against the
opposite side of the room. The added height of this block will allow you
to jump to a ledge above.
Once you are atop this ledge, you will see another cutscene about Malchia.
You should be close by
a smaller graveyard that is decorated with 2 half circle, spiked ornaments.
There isn't much to see
here so keep moving and head into the room above using either of the two
ramps by the fire. Once
in this room you will encounter two zombie vampires which you should slay.
those menaces, look for a metal gate door to the left of the sunlight.
Head in this door and down
a long spiral staircase.
d. After following the spiral staircase
all the way down you should now proceed into into a new
warp room. This warp room will from here on be referred to by the "Spiral
Staircase Warp Room", or
you can just remember it will take you to the Malchia Clan Territory.
activate this warp continue your journey, not by heading back up the stairs,
but passing across the
warp to a passage that leads to a warp gate door. Exit out of this door
and you will now be very
very close to finding Malchia. Outside of the warp gate door you should
be in a small secluded lake
engulfed in a greenish fog. Look for two large pillars standing erect
on the center of the shore.
Move to the center of these pillars and you should see broken pillars
and structures protruding out
of the water. Jump from pillar to pillar across the lake using patience
and your floating to land
tip: If you fall in, don't worry. Look for
a short cliff along the right side of the lake basin
to jump out.
Once you reach the other side of the lake,
you will have to battle with a young vampire. Then head
up the broken stairs to a doorway. Go inside the door and prepare to battle
again. Two vampires
will be waiting for you. After you dispose of your enemies, head through
the door way which is
down one level and in the center of the room. Pass again through the door
and head down a dark
tip: If you have a brightness control on
your television, turn it up until you are able to see
all of the details in the game. This is useful not only for here, but
other places as well.
Turn right at the bottom of the rampway
and you should find a dead black vampire on the ground.
The dead vampire is in a large square room that looks to be a dead end.
With no way out and no
where else to go, you may be thinking you went the wrong way. Once again
this room will lead to a
helpful hint that goes for much of the rest of the game.
tip: When in doubt, switch to Spectral mode. You would be surprised how
warps, twists and distorts the world.
Using the above tip, switch to spectral mode and you will see a short
cutscene that introduces the
wraiths. Kill the wraiths and then look against the left wall close by
the dead black vampire. You
will see two protruding blocks that stand out from the wall.
tip: If you have a weapon and are about
to be forced into spectral mode try throwing your
weapon up close by a transformation portal. This way you can keep your
weapon when you return
These blocks will now allow you to jump
up higher and find the secrets to this confusing room.
Switch back into the material plane using the transformation portal next
to where you are. From
here move across the + shaped rafters going first forward and then to
the left. You should now be
close to a movable block. Flip this block using L1 then Square atop the
higher ledge to your right.
From here move the block farther to the right and into the square hole
against the wall. This will
open a large metal gate to your right. Go through the metal gate and jump
down to the ledge that
encircles the room below. From here look for a for a block that is inside
the wall across the
the room. Pull this block out of the wall and flip it down into the lowest
level in the room. Jump
down with the block and move it back towards the closed metal gate in
this secondary room. Move
the block towards a ledge on the right side of this pit so you can flip
the block out and up again.
Flip the block onto the ledge and repeat until you have it on the second
level. Once you have it on
the second level shove the block into the hole on the right side of the
closed gate. This will open
the gate on the lower level so that you can go back above to the higher
gate using the steps above.
Now that you have gotten back to the higher gate in the room, you will
now need to jump up to a
higher rafter that is directly in front of where you are. Look up and
then hop to this. Once atop this
rafter, move to the right and jump out onto a platform against the right
wall. This platform will
lower and in turn raise a platform on the left side of the room. Go out
of this room and back into
the room with the black dead vampire and repeat the steps to return to
the high open gate only this
time don't change back to material. Remain in spectral mode. Go back through
the high gate and
once again atop the high rafter in front of the high open gate. Now, still
in spectral realm, jump to
the platform on the left side of the room from the rafter you are standing
on. From the platform
jump to the far rafter and from there down to the ledge below. Here switch
back into material and
and go through the doorway to a room with two blocks stacked one atop
puzzle: You are now at one of the game's first block puzzles. Your objective
here is to
match each of these blocks into the respected holes in the wall. The real
trick to this
puzzle are the two blocks stacked atop one another. In order to use the
must find a way to separate them. We suggest moving these blocks to the
across the room that has a ledge protruding. Once the blocks are near
the ledge, jump
to this ledge and shove the upper block off onto the floor. Then line
up all of the blocks
and place them into the wall accordingly.
When all of the blocks have been inserted
correctly a click will sound and a gate will open. Pass
through this gate to a set of double doors. Go outside of the double doors
and to the right you will
see a block. Push this block forward and off down to the ground below.
>From here you will want to
jump down below by the block and move the block by another block already
on the ground. Flip
the new block atop this one and move the stack to the right against a
white pillar. Now climb atop
these blocks and jump upwards to reach a new triangular pathway. Travel
through this triangular
passageway until you reach another greenish lake, only this time much
smaller. Move your way
around this smaller lake and up to the small building above. Go inside
this building and travel the
corridor until you reach two screwlike pillars protruding from the ground.
weapons: Inside this large mechanical like room, you will find another
staff along the
right side of the room, snag it if you like.
Now find the elevator like contraption against the far wall. Move onto
the metal grate of this
elevator and flip the switch inside. The elevator will take you to a lower
level and from here you
will begin a large puzzle.
puzzle: Whether you know it or not, what you are trying to do is to break
stronghold. To do so, head to the right from the elevator. Continue on
your way up a short
ramp and inside a large industrial like room. Here you will need to flip
a switch against
far wall and then to use a large crank on the opposite side. This will
start a large drill.
Now head back out of this room and back to the elevator. Flip the switch
to return to the
upper deck and right outside of the elevator you will see a switch on
the floor. Use this
to drop the center of the room down a level. Jump down to this new level
and look for a
passageway against the walls of the pit. Go through this passageway and
down to a level
below. Now you will use four burning blocks to drop the level above down
Move each of the four burning blocks in the room until they burn away
above. Each one will show a short cutscene to let you know you've done
it right. Now
once all four blocks have been positioned right, the level above will
come crashing down.
The floor will now be raised in the middle with four notches, one on each
the burning blocks once again to each of the four corners and then the
floor will drop a
Using the brightness tip above, look for
the darker of the two passages and pass through it. This
will take you to the first boss, Malchia.
First Boss: MALCHIA
Malchia is the last born of Kain's sons.
Because of this, his form is imperfect and his body is trying
to reject the evil vampiric infection. While the game introduces him as
immortal, Raziel is quite
To defeat Malchia, around in his circular
chamber for two gated rooms. These rooms will serve as the first
two of three attacks needed to kill Malchia. To use these rooms as devastating
weapons, look for ledges
on both sides of the gates which allow you to enter these chambers. Do
so, and move towards the switch
in the center of the room (Both rooms are identical). Walk up and hold
the switches which will open the
bloody spiked gates and keep them ajar. Hold the gates open until Malchia
is half-way through and then
let him have it. The gates will drop and impale the huge beast. Do this
using both chambers.
Once Malchia has been wounded twice lure
him into the circular cage in the center of his stronghold. Once he is
inside the cage, jump outside and quickly move to Malchia's throne chamber.
Here on the left wall there will be a
crank. Use the crank to send a grinder down, crushing Malchia and ending
After defeating Malchia you will receive his special power of being able
to will yourself through
simple barriers such as immovable gates and doors.
Phew, that wasn't too hard was it? Well,
let's put it this way you aren't even a tenth of the way done yet. =)
We suggest a save of your game is in order.
3. After you have defeated the mighty Malchia,
your next journey is to gather your first Glyph. Glyphs are the
magical artifacts that give Raziel elemental based powers. The first Glyph
will be the Force Glyph. Here is how
you get it. Head out of Malchia's bastion and back up the dark pathway
and back into the room with the four
burning blocks where you dropped the floor many times. Continue your way
across to the opposite tunnel and follow
this path up to the upper levels. Using a handy block climb atop and jump
back up to the room with the elevator.
To the left of the elevator look for a blue transformation portal and
switch back into material mode. From here
head back out of this room passing by the large screw-like pillar and
continue out. Pass through the doorway and
around the smaller lake. Follow the triangular pathway back to the larger
lake and drop down to lake level. From
here, hop into the lake and take the foggy blue path directly to the right.
Follow this path to until it opens
into a larger room. From the entrance, take advantage of the energy artifact
behind a metal gate by using your
pass through abilities gained from Malchia. Once you have picked up this
goodie, head back out through the metal
gate and look for another ornate gate blocking your path towards the left
side of this room. Pass through this
gate and head up the path and out of the water. Using the transformation
portal switch to material world and get
ready to gain your first Glyph. In the room you should see three pointed
pillars standing erect. Each will have a
symbol atop. Walk up to each one and push them over to unlock the powers
within. After you knock all three down,
you will witness the Glyph's powers and you can gain them by walking up
to the shield-like object. Tada! You know
have the power of the Force Glyph.
Kain first encounter (Pillars of Nosgoth)
4. Your next journey in the game is to find
Kain. No this isn't the end of the game but it will help you
understand the story a little more. Head back through the underwater passage
ways passing through through the
metal gate and back into the large lake. Jump out of the lake using the
short cliffs on the right walls of the
lake. You will now be close to the Spiral Staircase Warp Room. Head into
this room and use the warp gate to travel
back to Razzias Castle Courtyard. You may be asking yourself why are you
taking this warp gate instead of the
closer "Dreamcast Logo" warp gate? Well because you are going
to grab another energy artifact which will take your
total to four. Once at the courtyard warp room, head out of the door and
down past the open metal gate. Stop here
and look to your right. There will be a large block against the wall which
you will need to grab and move across.
Move the block to the far wall which hides the energy artifact behind
a prison gate. Move the block to the center
of this wall. Hop to the top and switch to spectral mode. Then use your
pass through ability to gain access to the
artifact. Exit from this cage and hop down and head back towards the courtyard
warp room and by the blue fire use
the transformation portal to switch back into the material plane. Now
head out of the courtyard and back towards
the Abyss Cliffs. Once at the Abyss Cliffs, head across to the platform
in the middle using your high jump and
glide technique. Now head back down the old wooden bridge and back towards
the huge cathedral like castle with the
many flags flying high above. Once you are there you will be able to infiltrate
this stronghold through the red
metal gate on the right side. Switch to spectral and pass through this
mild barrier. Once inside grab your fifth
artifact. This should now give you more energy. After this head to the
left and then take the first bright right.
You will now be in what looks to be another dead end. A large room with
a overpass and shallow pond. Two vampires
will be guarding the bridge and a close door lie across. Toss both of
these minions into the acid like puddle and
the door will unlock. Head across this short bridge and through the opened
door. From here take the right path.
Switch to your spectral mode to pass through the gates blocking your path.
After travelling through two gates you
will now be at a blue transformation portal which will allow you to switch
back into material. Do this and then
head through the double doors on the left. You are now about to have your
first sprawl with the mighty Kain.
Second Boss: KAIN FIRST ENCOUNTER
If you remember the original Blood Omen
then you are somewhat familiar with the ending to the
upcoming battle. You aren't going to win this time. That aside, Kain is
one powerful mofo. He
still carries the Soul Reaver he acquired in Blood Omen and because of
this, he is somewhat invincible.
During the fight Kain will charge up the Soul Reaver. While he is doing
this, you will need to whack him. Do
this three times and you will get to see a nice cutscene of Raziel almost
biting the big one. (editors note: WHY
the hell don't we get to hear Kain cry Vae Victus!)
Although it may seem Kain has just sent your butt back to oblivion, what
he did was actually
destroy his prized possesion. He will slam the Soul Reaver into the ground
physical form of the sword. Once he does this you will actually gain the
Soul Reaver as your
own. It will fuse to your body becoming a wraith blade which is active
only in the spectral mode
or when fully energised in the material realm.
Kain will make a hasty retreat and foreshadow
events to come. You will now meet a familiar character from the
Blood Omen title. Ariel will speak to you about Kain's horrible actions
and hint you on your next objective.
tip: Once a loyal assistant to Kain, Ariel
now holds allegiances to no one. However she helps those
who are out to end Kain's rule. You can return to Ariel whenever you need
and she will give you
tips, refill your energy and glyphs.
After you are done with the cinematics of
this classic room, use your newly found Soul Reaver to open the door and
exit. Once outside of the room holding the Pillars of Nosgoth, head to
your left and pass through the gates once
again. Continue until you see a light green passage on the right. Take
this path back over the bridge and back to
the left and to the metal gate that you first used to enter this castle.
Pass through this gate you will be
treated to another cutscene. This will lead you onto your next journey.
Search for Zephon (Silenced Cathedral)
5. Your next objective is to find your brother
Zephon. He holds the Silenced Cathedral hostage. To get to this
secluded place of holiness head to your closest warp gate. This should
be rather close to you but any old warp
room will work. Once in a warp room, warp back to the Underworld using
the first selection on the warp. From the
Underworld, head back through towards the circular room with tall pillars.
A blue transformation portal will be in
the center. Don't switch back into material but use this for a reference
point. To the left of the portal there
will be a metal gate blocking your path. You will need to pass through
this gate and head upwards to a large open
area. From here, head to your right and switch back to the material world
using the transformation portal at the
end of the path. From here you will want to look for a drawbridge over
the moat that will lead to a closed door
with a circular opening. While you don't have a huge round key to fit
in this hole you do have a glowing blue
tip: Just about any door that looks like
the one above will need to be opened using the Soul
Reaver. To open these doors simply swing the blade at the door.
Open this door using the Soul Reaver and
you will be presented with another barrier. Switch into spectral and pass
through. Head to the right over the pit and switch back into material
on the portal. Now make your way back
towards the way you entered passing over the pit of water. Keep going
through this path. You will encounter the
first of what will become a very annoying enemy. Kill the spider vampire
and then high jump up to the cliff above.
Follow this path to a double set of doors. Open these doors.
a. Through these double doors you will enter
a huge room that is full of giant silo like buildings.
If you were paying attention to the cutscene that played from the entrance,
then you should know
that you need to get to a high alcove above this room. To do this, jump
atop the stair like blocks
immediately to the right from where you entered. Jump atop these two blocks
and atop the silo.
Now face away from the wall and look forward and slightly to the right
to find a shorter silo. Jump
across to this short silo. From here look for another set of stair-like
square structures almost
directly in front. Jump across to these. Now from the block structure
turn Raziel left so that he
faces wall. You will see an indention to the wall where you can jump to.
Do this and then face
against the flat side of this indention. Using your high jump, climb to
the higher level above. Now
look to the left to find another ledge. This ledge will be slightly higher
than where you are and
across a short span. Use your high jump to make your way atop this secondary
ledge. Once atop,
face away from the wall and look outward and downward to find two silos.
One short silo and in
front of it, a taller silo decorated with spikes just along the edge of
the roof. Jump down to the
shorter silo and from there, jump to the block jutting out of the tall
spiked silo. High jump from the
block to reach the roof of the spiked silo. At the top of the silo turn
to your right and look
for a ledge that leads up a short ramp. Jump to this ramp and you will
be where the cutscene pointed you
b. Go up the ramp and through the short
dark pathway. Once you reach the large pointed block
partially closing off the path, a cutscene will play showing you where
to go. After it plays, hop
down to where the scene showed the spider vampire bundling its prey. Kill
this nasty varment
and then climb the ledge against the left side of the room. Climb the
full way up to reach a bright
room with set of large doors.
weapons: Flanking both sides of the double doors are two identical staffs.
Grab either or
both if you like.
d. Inside these doors a cutscene will play.
You will now be in the huge organ room of the silenced
cathedral. You can look around all you like but unless you know the secret
to these organ pipes
you won't get anywhere. Look back to Tip #4 for more specific help. Once
you figure out what to
do, head on up the distorted organ pipe farthest to the left. Jump atop
this pipe and follow it up to
a metal grate which holds a transformation portal. Use this and jump up
to a metal grate above on
your right side. Follow this jumping across to the larger metal platform
and follow this along the
wall until you see a brown wooden door in the distance. Use your high
jump to reach the rock cliff
by the door and follow this along until you reach a switch on against
the wall. Use this switch and
a bellow (organ foot pedal) will fall down to the left. Now move past
the switch your right until
you reach a wooden door. Head in this door and follow the pathway to a
metal gate. Pass through
this and then move to the right once inside the rectangular room. Jump
onto the ledge holding the
blue transformation portal and switch mode into material. You are now
at another block puzzle.
puzzle: In this room is one of the game's many block puzzles. As a suggestion
trying to solve this puzzle, kill each of the spider vampires in the room
so you can move
the blocks without being attacked. These enemies re-generate but do so
slowly so you
will have time to work. The only tricky part to this puzzle is a block
slot that is not on the
ground level. You must fill in this hole first. Do this by stacking blocks
atop one another
and allowing yourself room to shove the block into the wall. Make sure
that the pictures
match up accordingly and the puzzle will be solved.
With the puzzle solved, a cutscene will
show you a now accessible switch back in the other
wooden door room along the wall. Head out of the puzzle room and back
to the ledge along the
wall. Move to your left until you reach the other wooden door. Inside
is the ledge shown in the
cinema. Hop atop this and use the switch. The second bellow will drop.
Head out of this room and
back along the ledge to your right. Jump atop both bellows until they
slam down and click. This
will activate the airflow from the pit below noted by a cutscene. Hop
out away from the wall and
hold the x button to hold out Raziel's wings. Float upwards until the
game takes over and lands you
on a ledge way above. Climb up the ledge to your right and follow this
pathway to reach the large
e. From the purple foyer, you will begin
your journey to shatter four, count 'em four, crystals.
1st crystal: Head through the purple foyer
to a large, white stained glass window on the
right side. Inside this window will be a brown door which you will want
to pass through
and travel up the winding passage. Moving past a wooden door to the left
and then a large
bell, take the wooden door just past the bell. Go inside and down the
incline and use your
spectral mode specialty and pass through the red gate at the bottom. Inside
the gate look
for a blue transformation portal on a ledge in the far right corner. Use
this and switch
back to material so you can begin yet another block puzzle.
puzzle: This room's puzzle differs from
the previous in that you aren't lining up
the pictures on the blocks to merely complete the picture. Here you will
completing a conduit for a solid current of air. This is a relatively
which is more than self explanatory.
With the puzzle solved and the hum growing
louder from the now complete airstream, the
first crystal will shatter.
With the first crystal shattered you now
will have to go back out into the passageway with the large
tip: When passing through gates in spectral
mode, you will as expected drop any weapons
you are carrying. However if you switch to spectral mode directly in front
of any gates
you must pass through, your weapon sometimes fall slightly through the
gate allowing you
to grab it from the other side when you return to the material realm.
2nd crystal: Once you are back in the hallway,
move back towards the large bell to the
first wooden door. Open the door and move down the passage until you reach
red gate. Again pass through this and look for a transformation portal
to switch. Once you
have done so, you will have to complete another conduit block puzzle.
puzzle: Similar to the puzzle in the far
room, the objective here is to complete
the pipe in the wall using the blocks. The only change here is that all
blocks are stacked atop one another in the center of the room. Use the
indention against the far wall to knock the blocks down.
Again, once the puzzle is solved, the tone
breaks a crystal and you are left with two
crystals to shatter.
Now head back into the hallway with the
large bell. What you will be doing here is breaking a
large stained glass window at the end of the hall. Move up the the large
bell and whack it. Then
quickly turn away from the bell and jump out the opening. Jump STRAIGHT
across to the purple
foyer. Once there continue going straight down a ramp between two firey
lanterns to another bell.
Whack this bell to create another tone that will shatter the huge stained
glass window. From here
head back up to the path with the first large bell. Move through this
passage and past the bell until
you reach a large crank on the right wall. Jump up to the crank and swing
it around. A cutscene
will show you a timed door opening. Rather than trying to reach this door
in time, the truth being
that you can't actually. Be sneaky and cheat.
tip: In spectral mode, time does not pass.
With the tip above, switch into spectral
after using the crank. Then move further up the path to the
area that was once blocked off by a solid stained glass window. Jump out
here and you will land in
the purple foyer. Along the left wall, head down the ramp that hides the
second large bell and just
as you begin your descent turn to the right to find the crevice and the
Secret Room. Right now
what you are searching for are the second set of puzzles that will shatter
the second two crystals.
Inside the Secret Room, head for the path against the left wall and use
the transformation portal
to switch to material. If you ever need to return to this room, head back
into the Secret Room and
use the circular wheel switch against the right wall. This will permanently
move the large block
that you moved with the crank earlier. After that, head back up the path
on the left side. Open the
wooden door and move across the chasm to another door inside a large stained
glass window. Use
your high jump to pass this obstacle and continue the journey through
this door. Inside here, follow
the path taking advantage of the weak enemies and follow this path to
another brown door. Here
you will face two of those annoying spider vampires which you should kill.
Now travel down the
left path that leads to a large cylinderical capsule. Inside is an energy
artifact. Now your objective is
to get this thing out of the capsule. Move past the capsule and pass through
the red metal gate
blocking your path. As expected , this is another block puzzle.
puzzle: Classic line-up the pictures block
puzzle. You've seen this one many times
before. The change here is that there aren't enough blocks to solve this
puzzle. Or are
there? When you plug in all of the blocks here, more will drop from above
to complete this time consuming task.
With that completed a cutscene will show
the capsule breaking up allowing you access to the
goodies inside. Pass through the gate again and grab the energy artifact.
Ahh, the gentle hum of a
new energy artifact. Now head back to the Secret Room and get ready to
journey to break the last
two crystals. From the Secret Room, move into the room directly across
from the crevice opening
that you first entered the room from. Jump into this room and notice the
piping scaling high along
weapons: This tall pipe covered room hides
two pointy staffs. One at the very bottom on
the same wall as the pipe and the other at the top on a completely different
Move yourself atop this pipe and follow it along the wall, fending off
any spider vampires that may
be there, and do so until the pipe reaches a new path. Jump into this
pathway and follow it until the
path splits off into two directions. Take the left path since the other
way leads you to a dead end.
In this more open space, continue your happy journey to the left until
you finally reach those
darned crystals. To the left of the crystals you will see a crosshatched
brown gate door and to the
right there will be another tall airshaft. Move up to the brown gate and
pass through in spectral.
3rd. crystal: Just inside the brown gate,
the path splits immediately into two directions.
For simplicity's sake, take the left path. Follow this path until it opens
up into a broiler
room. Three broilers with bronze metal lids will seem to serve no purpose
what so ever.
The truth is, that these broilers are the secret to breaking the crystals.
Jump up to the
middle broiler and open the lid. A loud high pitched hum will sound as
the air escapes.
Now, open the broiler lid on the far left. Both tones will once again
create a harmonious
crystal shattering experience. Now head back to the brown metal gate.
4th crystal: From the brown metal gate,
take the other path to the right and keep on until
you reach another broiler room. This time the secret is the same as the
left room. Open the
middle and lid furthest away from the screen to again produce a sound
that will break the
crystal. With that done, head back out of the brown gate and back to where
Outside of the gate, head for the closest
transformation portal and switch to material mode. Then
come back to the floor with the four blocks and many handles (crystals
once covered these) and
move each one of these blocks once using the square button. There isn't
a pattern here so just make
sure each one is turned once, and they all are the same direction. To
your right, the air shaft should
begin to smoke and you should jump in and float up.
f. Float up in the airshaft and land on
the first of two yellow pipes above. Here there will be a large
gray piece of pipe standing on end vertically. Walk up to this pipe and
knock it over. Now what
you have done is complete the lower section of pipe. From here, jump and
float to the higher
yellow pipe and again, knock the gray piece of pipe down to complete the
pipe. Now that both
pipes have been completed, enter the brown path above and in-between the
yellow pipes. Follow
this path to a tall room full of platforms We'll call this the Room O'
Three Pipes. The reason
being that what your next objective is to turn three valves to open the
air flow to three pipes in this
here very room. Inside this room there will be numerous spider vampires
which we suggest you not
to try and fight these. Make your way to the right side and switch both
of the block switches in the
floor to open a new passageway above. Now find your way to the left side
of the room and hop up to
a metal shelf-like platform. From here make your way on top of the three
pipes and then up to the very top
platform in the room.
weapons: On the very top platform, you can
find another staff to impale your foes with.
grab this if you like.
From the top of the room, you will now glide to the open path that you
unveiled when you used the
switches on the floor. Once you are inside this green pathway, continue
your way down to a dark
brown metal gate. Use your spiffy skills and get your butt to the other
side. You will now be in a
large room that resembles the Phantom of the Opera's huge organ room.
Large yellow pipes will
scale one wall and a contraption will lie at the bottom against another.
Hop down from your high
perch here and move inside a short cave to transform back to material.
Now here is a tricky part.
The game will coldly put you in a fight for your life when you arrive
back in the material realm.
Two spider vampires will appear immediately in front of you. Start swinging
madly to fend these
guys off. Then head to the contraption.
1st valve: At the contraption, there will
be a valve wheel in the center of the middle
block. Turn this valve to unleash the first of three streams of air coming
from the three
pipes in the Room O' Three Pipes.
With the first valve turned, head up the
other side of the yellow pipes and into a shallow alcove.
Pass through the gate here and into a room with a large bell. Jump onto
the pipe along the wall and
follow it up to the top. At the top, move down the dark path and into
the room it pours into.
2nd valve: Inside this room will be a tall
yellow pipe that has a valve on it which is much
too high to turn from the ground. There will also be a stack of broken
stones against the
far wall. Walk up to the stack of broken stones and pull the cube out
from the bottom.
This will send the stones crashing down allowing you a way to continue
Now with the cube in hand, pull this block back to the tall yellow pipe.
Hop atop this
block and turn the valve to send the second stream of air passing through
the three pipes.
Now climb up the stones on the far side and out of this simple room.
3rd valve: Follow the path out of the simple
room until it opens into a larger room. Here
you will need to complete a section of piping as well as turn a valve.
To do so, climb up
the pipe against the right wall and follow the pipe until it splits off
to the left. Head up
the far branch until it ends. Then look down and hop on the pipe below.
Then turn left and
push the pipe down completing the section. Now turn back to your left
and follow the
pipe up to the third valve. The airstream will now be complete.
Now make your way back to the Room O' Three
Pipes. Once you get to the room with the broken
stones, you will have to move the block you used to reach the switch over
to the opposite side of
the rock stack so you can reach the high ledge above. Then continue back
through the organ room
and into the Room O' Three Pipes. Once there, jump onto the pipes and
glide upwards to a path
inside the shaft. In this path, take the first right path and follow this
down to a warp gate room.
Let's refer to this warp gate as Zephon's Keep Warp Gate. Remember that
this gate will take you
the Zephon Boss room. Activate this gate and then head back out into the
Get ready to battle Zephon. Move down the path until you reach a broken
soldier holding a still
burning flame thrower. Remember this flame as it will play a role in defeating
the huge beast.
You are now at Zephon. Took long enough didn't it?
Third Boss: ZEPHON
Zephon is one of the harder bosses in the
game. He is a huge insect like vampire and on sheer
power terms, only Kain's attacks are more vicious. What you will need
to do to defeat him is
approach him with caution and make him slam one of his pointed claws into
the ground. It will get
stuck and you will then be able to smash it. Zephon will then let out
a groan and an egg. Grab the
egg and take it back to the flame thrower. Then hurl the burning egg at
Zephon. Do this three times
to defeat him.
Like most insects, those of Zephon's clan
have the ability to stick to surfaces. Once Zephon is
defeated, you too will gain this ability of wall scaling. This ability
is limited strictly to the
6. Now we will head out on a journey to grab
another glyph to add to your powers. The glyph we will seek is the
Stone Glyph. Once Zephon is defeated head to the close by warp gate and
warp to the Spiral Staircase warp gate.
Once here jump into the lake and move to the path on the left side of
the lake bottom. Move up this path and out
of the water. Since you are in spectral, use the close by transformation
portal to change to material and use your
wall scaling abilities for the first time on the gray patch on the wall
ahead. From here follow the path to a
valley where the skull from Nupraptor's Keep now lies. Jump into the skull's
right eye socket and move up the path
until you reach another patch of wall to scale. Climb here and then climb
again once at the top. Once you have
scaled both walls. You will be at a more open cliff. From where you have
pulled your self up, jump up to the log
suspended in front of Raziel. Then turn to your left and hop inside the
ledge in the wall. Now use the spectral
tip to warp and distort the world. In spectral, move towards the edge
and turn Raziel to the right. You will see a
tip of a distorted log. Look up and judge the jump from here and hop on.
tip: High jump in place and then glide onto
this log for an easier jump.
Now move carefully along this twisted log
to a cliff above. Once you are here look to your right for another
twisted log that leads to a ledge holding a transformation portal. Follow
this twisted log over to the portal.
Switch to material and look back towards the large cliff and then up to
find a log just above. Jump up to this log
and then look up again to find another log suspended even higher. Make
your way up to this log and then move up to
a bloody spiral staircase. Follow this out to a beam that jutts forward
to a small cliff. From this cliff follow
your way up to the right and up to a higher level. Move to the right and
enter a cave. Follow this out until you
reach the perch where the skull once was. Now all that lies here is the
broken jaw. Move towards the gap in the
jaw and look outward. Pretty isn't it? Look out the opening and down to
the left you will see a small ledge with a
torch. High jump and glide down to this ledge. Don't Fall! You must make
this jump or you will be going back
through all of that tedious jumping again. Once you reach the secluded
ledge follow the path into a cave and up
the path inside. Upon entering the room you will see two large flames.
Just past these flames, look up on the
right side to find a ledge. Hop up there and push down the block inside.
You will need this for the upcoming block
puzzle. Push this block into the room ahead and plug it into the wall
where it fits.
puzzle: Oh, my another block puzzle. This puzzle has few tricks up it's
sleeve besides the hidden
block outside the room. With that in mind, jump up to the second level
in this room on either side
and pass through the small doorway to a hidden room behind the statue.
Here you will find the
remaining blocks to solve the puzzle. There are a few tricks here but
use your skills and previous
knowledge to separate stacked blocks etc. Once you finish the puzzle,
the statue will come to life.
The Statue will smash the stone in front
of him when you complete the puzzle unleashing the Stone Glyph. With
Stone Glyph in hand, head back out of this cave. Once you reach the outside,
turn to the left and jump straight
out. Glide down until you reach a new warp gate door. Enter here and activate
this warp gate. From here on, let's
refer to this warp gate as Nupraptor's Skull Warp Gate.
Tomb of Serafan Sleeping Preists
7. If you listened to the narrator after
you defeated Zephon then you know you need to head to the mountains past
the Pillars of Nosgoth. Where are the pillars? Well they're inside the
large cathedral like castle towards the
beginning of the game. How do you get there? Well use a warpgate and warp
to the "Dreamcast" warp gate. Make your
way to the cathedral castle and head inside. Continue over the bridge
and past the many gates. Head into the
pillars and have a nice chat with Ariel to find out what you are doing
here. Then use your newly found wall
scaling abilities to scale the wall to the right of the entryway. Climb
up and follow the the path to the right
and enter the path. Continue down this pathway to a dead end that ends
in two doors. Take either door and drop
down to the valley below. Follow the path from the valley until a cutscene
plays about the Tomb of the Serafan.
Now you are at the Tomb of the Serafan. Apparently the Serafan were these
ruthless group of vampire hunters that
included Malek. With that being said, move to the left of the tomb and
look for a place to climb up. Scale the
cliff and enter a green passage that leads to a warp gate room. For reference
we'll call this the Tomb of Serafan
Warp Gate. Now head back out to the tomb and enter the ruins. Pass through
the gate inside and follow the path to
a transformation portal.
weapons: Just behind the portal is a staff
against the wall, snag this if you like.
Now in material mode, continue down the path
to a wooden door. Exit out the door. Head down the triangular path to
what looks to be a dead end. However, what looks to be a movable block
lies in the center of this closed path.
Pull this block and enter the tomb. Once inside a cutscene will show you
the truth to your beginnings and being
said the story really starts to blossom here. After it plays you are again
thrust into a dead end with nowhere to
go. Oh really? Use tip number four and switch into spectral and the floor
will drop out. Putting you in a chamber.
Pass through the gate and follow the tunnel into a rectangular arena.
Use the transformation portal on the left
and get ready to battle one of the easiest bosses in the game.
Fourth Boss: MORLOCK
Morlock could be considered the wimp in
the vampire family. Either he is intentionally weak or
this guy is just a wuss. All you need to defeat this puppy is to smack
him around until he is stunned
and then chunk him into the moat around the center platform. Either that
or explode him with the
When Morlock is no more, you will gain his
force projectile ability. This will allow you to break
objects that you once could not.
8. Finished with Morlock and endowed with
new powers, we should head for another Glyph to augment our growing
arsenal. This time around we are looking for the Sound Glyph. To find
this nifty artifact we must head back to the
Sunken Cathedral. First we must leave the tomb. Look to the east of the
closed metal gate to find a now open
passage. Follow this passage up and out a wooden door. Just inside this
room stick to the right wall and climb up.
Then pass through the triangular door in spectral. This will drop you
back outside of the tomb. Head to the Tomb
of Serafan Warp Gate and warp back to the Underworld. Travel back to the
Sunken Cathedral through the many steps
to arrive back to the first room where the large pipes travel upwards
and a large pit circulates air. Jump into
this pit but don't float upwards. Instead head inside the triangular cave
at the bottom. Follow this path until
you reach an alcove with a stained glass window inside. Aim at the window
and fire a force projectile to shatter
the glass. Then jump across to the wall and stick to the scalable surface.
Climb up and into the path. Head
through the way until you reach a metal gate. Pass through this and travel
into a huge room. We're talking tall
and long. Three tall pillars sky high into the air. Head to the far side
of the room and grab the drumstick off of
the wall. You will need this to ring a huge bell later. Then make your
way back to the metal gate and climb the
walls on either side to a ledge above. From the ledge, look to your left
to find a small alcove to which you will
want to aim and throw the drumstick into. The reason for this is that
you are about to have to switch to spectral
and you will need the stick with you. Once you have tossed the stick,
switch to spectral to warp and shift the
world. This will cause the first tall pillar to move close enough to jump
onto. Jump onto the pillar and then use
the portal to switch to material. Then jump over to the left to pick up
your drumstick. Then jump back out onto
the pillar. Then jump across the second pillar and again jump to the third.
At the third pillar set down the
drumstick by crouching and then pressing square. Now look up towards the
stained glass window in the wall and
shatter it using a force projectile. With the window broken, pickup the
drumstick and hurl it into the hole where
the window was. Switch into spectral mode and then jump into the hole.
From there switch back to material mode and
then pick up the drumstick. Walk up the short path to the huge bell and
ring it using the drumstick. Voila!
Instant Sound Glyph.
9. After you get the Sound Glyph, you need
to head back to the Tomb of Serafan. So head to your nearest warp gate
and warp to the Tomb of Serafan Warp Gate. Once you are there, head back
into the tomb through the metal gate and
through the long path to the arena where you fought Morlock. Once you
are there look for a target symbol directly
across from the gate. Aim at the target and blast it until it falls through
the other side. Then head through this
new passage. Jump down and go to your left and follow the passage down
to the water. Move through the water and
follow the path up a ramp that leads out of the water. Here change back
to material and continue your way to the
left. Here there will be a small pool of water which you need to jump
across to a patch of wall on the other side
that you can scale. Get your butt up this wall and inside the semi-circle
ledge. From here face away from the wall
and jump across out to the taller of the two pillars. Once you are on
this pillar, use your force projectile to
shove a block off of the pillar up ahead. Once it is knocked off you can
jump to the far pillar and then up to the
ledge ahead. Then take Raise up the stairs and and through the wooden
door ahead. Just inside the room opens up
and splits into two paths. Ahead is a somewhat secret room you can fill
your energy and glyphs but this is
somewhat of a waste of time. For now, take the right path.
weapons: Inside this dual path room, there
are two staffs that you can grab. These are located
on both sides of the entry hallway.
Down the right path you will need to pass
through a metal gate and then head up two sets of stairs. A blue
transformation portal will be waiting for you to switch to the solid world.
As soon as you do, swing like mad to
fend off two beasts that will be waiting to attack you. Once they have
been dealt with, move forward up to the
large metal cage inside this room. Inside you will see a tall block in
the middle of the cage. Use your force
projectile to send the block against the far wall so you will be able
to reach the high pathway above this room.
Use your spectral skills to pass through the cage and jump atop the block
you shoved a few seconds ago. From the
block jump up to the path above. This path leads to a very long passage
which you will need to follow all the way
through past a green metal gate and out a triangular cave door. Once you
are here, look down for a large Spanish
sailboat. Jump down to this boat and move to the higher right to reach
a small ledge against the left wall. Jump
up to this ledge and follow this path back inside the wall. Use the blue
portal to switch back to the material
world. Just inside again you will encounter a small room with two choices
for continued passage. On the right, you
should head inside the warp gate door and activate the warp gate. We'll
call this warp gate the Rahab Clan Boat
Warp Gate. Once you have completed this simple task, head back out and
through the other door in the small room.
Enter this door and follow the tunnel to a dark closed door. This door
will have a target like symbol in the
center which signifies force projectile. Smack the door with a projectile
and the door will open. A cutscene will
introduce the Drowned Abbey as well as introduce the clan of Rahab. The
trick to the enemies here is that they are
not susceptible to water attacks so forget about using the good old H2O
to kill them. Enough of that, you will now
be at the entry way for the Drowned Abbey. Your objective here is to infiltrate
Rahab's water filled bell tower
and ultimately put the end to his existance. From the ledge you now perch
atop, drop down forward to the lower
step below. Then turn to your right and look for a platform poking out
of the water. High jump and glide over to
this pillar. Ahead lies another platform so jump across. Again, ahead
lies another place for Raziel to jump atop
only this time you need to place him on a semi-circular ledge along the
wall. Follow this ledge around and jump to
the slanted edge against the right wall. Continue along this slanted embankment
and around the tall pillars to the
end. Then high jump into the doorway to the left. Sure there were more
platforms you could have jumped to, but
this way was much easier. You probably see the snake like vampire now
that you are inside the doorway. See those
things he is hurling at you? Well if you were on those platforms out there
and he nailed you with one you would
fall into the water having to go back a long way. Now that the snake vampire
is in reach, slay him and continue
your journey through the door on the left. Inside the wooden door, fire
a force projectile to impale the vampire
waiting ahead. Then move on and through the pathway to a green room that
splits into four ways. Move through and
around the large screw in the center of the room to the path opposite
of the entrance. At the end of this passage
you will come to a metal gate door.
weapons: Two pipes lie on both sides just
before reaching the above mentioned door. Both make
nice weapons for fighting snake vampires.
Pass through this door and just inside will
be two more of those lovable snake vampires. Smoke those babies and
then continue down the path to another metal gate door. Head out this
door and continue your journey until the
path opens up into a larger room. From here you will see many pillars
projecting from a medium sized pool of
weapons: Just outside of the large room
entry, look for two gold pendulum staffs. Grab one of
these staffs for use on the other side of the pool of water.
Now move up to the pool of water and high
jump glide out to the first pillar. Then move from pillar to pillar
until you reach the other side. Once you reach the last pillar move quickly
to the solid ground ahead.
tip: One of those fireball chunking snake
enemies is waiting for you on the other side of this pool
of water. To keep him from frustrating you by knocking you in the water,
shoot him from long
distance on the second to last pillar.
At the other side of the pool, head down
the tall green path until you come upon a gray metal door. Enter here
keep moving. Follow this path all the way until you start to descend into
a deep pool of water. When you reach the
water, hop in and continue moving forward until this underwater passageway
opens into a large room with a
checkerboard floor. As soon as you enter this room, follow the right wall
around until you are under a short
ledge. Hop onto this ledge and climb above to a transformation portal
above. Once you switch back to material,
climb up the scalable wall to your left. At the top of this sticky patch,
there will be a shallow ledge which will
open up directly to this tall room's rafter system. And guess what? You
are about to have to tediously jump across
from rafter to rafter to get to the other side. Sounds like a bunch of
fun right? Well get to it and hop your butt
across those rafters.
tip: To make jumping from rafter to rafter
easier, take your time and be patient. Try to always
make your jumps from the center of each rafter. Most importantly, let
off the D-Pad once you
Once you have made it to the last rafter
in this room, your path may look to end. Look to the left wall to find
nice doorway to jump into. Move into this path and you will face two more
of the snake vampires. These buggers
will get on your nerves if you don't smoke them so kill them before you
continue on. If and only if they are six
feet under, move down the short path to a large stained glass window.
Shatter the window with your force
projectile ability and get ready for frustration. When you break open
the window you will see a series of spigots
spouting out water. If you guessed that you have to jump to each one of
these things, then you guessed right. So
get busy and be patient and make your way out to the first spigot. This
is a long jump so make sure you will make
it by running and then jumping from the very edge.
tip: Once you are up on the first spigot,
to make the rest of the jumps easier move to the very
edge before jumping. Then high jump and glide to the next one. The jumps
should be close but
Raziel will pull himself up if done correctly.
After you make it to the last spigot, move
on to the short ledge ahead. Be careful not to follow this ledge as it
ends abruptly. Now jump across to a silo that sits in the water off to
the left. Go around the silo to the right
and look out to the right. You should see a bell tower which you can easily
reach from your current position. High
jump and glide over to this tower and pull the chain inside to ring the
bell. This will open a door at the bottom
of the spiral staircase over to your left. Now take the stairs down and
follow them through the water and up to
another set of stairs. Head up these stairs and you will be in the Rahab
boss room. Here, move across to the far
side of the room and use the short pillars to proceed up and out of the
water. At the tallest pillar switch to
material and the boss battle will begin.
Fifth Boss: RAHAB
Rahab is a water creature who is very susceptible
to attacks by sunlight. Notice inside this circular
room that there are many stained glass windows. The trick to beating this
boss is to shatter each of
the windows in this room allowing enough light to come through so you
can burn the poor bastard.
After you defeat Rahab, you will no longer
be forced to change to the spectral realm when
submersed in water. In effect you gain invulnerability to water as well
as the swimming ability.
Once you have defeated Rahab, you will now have all of the requirements
you need to acquire the rest of the
Glyphs. In no way are the Glyphs needed, and to tell you the truth they
really don't help much during the game.
But then again, they aren't that hard to get and I have included how to
get them below. Still your first objective
after defeating Rahab is to exit the Drowned Abbey. This is a somewhat
long journey so lets get started. Jump into
the water inside Rahab's tower and swim down to the bottom. Look for a
doorway from which you entered from and
head back up this path and out of the water to the top of the bell tower.
Here you will watch a short cutscene
that will tell you about the upcoming boss, Dumah and tell you where he
is located. After this plays you will need
to head back to the tall room with the checkerboard floor which you jumped
from rafter to rafter. The closest
route to this room from the bell tower is to jump out into the water below
to the left. Once in the water follow
the left wall to reach an underwater gate and a short wall above. Use
your new speed jump to burst out of the
water and onto the top of the short wall above. Then jump into the water
on the other side. Follow the water back
to where the floor changes to checkerboard and then pass through the gate
fire reaver: Once through shift back into
material and then continue out around the cylindrical
structure and around to the face. Face towards the large stained glass
window here and shatter it
using a force projectile. Now head into the path this creates and down
a spiral staircase. At the
bottom, follow along the left wall up to an opening to the right that
leads down more stairs. Travel
down these stairs and at the bottom follow forward a short bit to a large
stained glass window
against the left wall. Shatter this and enter up the shaft and out of
the water. Walk up to the fire
ahead to acquire the fire reaver. With this ability you can from now on,
set the Soul Reaver on fire
where ever you encounter a flame.
Now head back out of this small room head
back up the stairs to the right and just as you exit the staircase, move
to the right and head up the third window shaft. A stream of sunlight
will distinguish this window from the
others. Now follow the path here up to a tall cylindrical pathway above.
Swim up through this room again to a
pathway above. This path will then open up into a large underwater room
which you will navigate up and across to a
path in the first alcove to the left. Again move through this path which
leads to another underwater room only
this one can be distinguished from the others because it has an underwater
staircase on the bottom below where you
enter. You are now outside of the Drowned Abbey.
Mad Glyph search
10. Now you can either skip these next few
sections or continue through the walkthrough in a continuous path. I am
writing this as one complete journey but once you get familiar with the
future world of Nosgoth, you will be able
to use this more for reference and less as a hand holding, take you completely
through the game write up. For now,
lets get the Glyphs.
fire glyph: Since you should be already
in the underwater room with the stairs on the bottom, move to the
opposite side of the room from these stairs. Take the passage here through
and out to a deep pool. Swim to
the surface and head left at the top to a wooden door. Take the wooden
door and inside, use the crank on the
right wall. Now quickly switch to spectral mode to hold the doors
that the crank opened ajar and pass through into a room with another crank
on the wall. Switch
back to material and use the crank here to open the red metal gate. Then
head back outside and
move around the room to a deep cave with a wooden door at the end. Head
in the door and you
will see a cutscene showing you how to reach a fire across the room. Switch
to spectral mode from
the perch you start on and drop down to the ground. Then climb up from
pillar to pillar making
your way up to the other side and the flame. Light your Soul Reaver and
then head back out of this
room and back outside to where the red metal gate was once closed. Follow
through to a new room
inside that holds a large statue. Walk up and torch the bowl the statue
is holding to receive the Fire
With that done, head back out from the way
you came and down through the path by the underwater stairs. Go up and
take the passage to the right and you will exit directly into Raziel's
clan castle. To your right from here is the
Raziel Clan Castle Warp Gate which you should use to warp back to the
Silenced Cathedral Warp Gate. Once there
head back out to the cathedral moat and jump in.
sunlight glyph: From the Silenced Cathedral
moat, swim to the right until you reach a gate. Pass
through and shift back to material. Then swim up past a widening of the
passage up and into
another passage above. Continue up the path until a cutscene plays showing
you where to go. Now
swim along the right wall to an underwater passage and follow this up
into a Warp Gate. We'll call
this the Sunlight Glyph Warp Gate. After you have activated the warp gate,
head back out into
the to the deep water and swim to the surface. Then move over to the rock
wall and climb up along
the left wall. Make your way up along the wall jumping from cliff to cliff,
and climb up until you
a short path that leads inside the rock wall. Move into this path and
out into the new room. From
here turn away from the wall and jump across to the glass lighthouse below.
To the left of the
lighthouse, go through the wooden door to the other side. You will then
be at the other side of
the actual lamp of the lighthouse. A cutscene will again show you where
you need to head and
then make your way down the path on the left wall down to the first wooden
door. Move into this
room and follow the path inside to a room with metal duct in the center.
Climb atop the duct
to the top and look to the left to find a dark block you will need to
shove off. Then drop down and
move the block around to the crank. Then use the crank and watch the action
it performs. After
you see that you need to block the flywheel position the block over so
you can quickly shove the
block in the way of the wheel after you use the crank again. Once the
flywheel is blocked, notice
the torches in the room and their now constant lit state. Then head back
out of this room back onto
the sloping ledge and follow this down to the waters edge below. Then
jump out onto the platforms
floating in the water and onto a mossy rock and then into what seems to
be the bottom entrance of
the lighthouse above. Follow the short path inside through a door and
you will then be in a tall
cylindrical room with a spiraling catwalk along the wall. You need to
reach the bottom of this silo
but don't bother with trying to walk down, jump down to the bottom and
head out the path there.
Continue following the path to the left through the drill like structure
and into another room with a
second drill like structure. Only this time there won't be a triangular
opening for you to pass
through. Here, use the old trick and switch to spectral mode. This will
raise the drills so you can
pass by. Head up the path continuing to the to the right and use the portal
here to switch back to
the material side of things. Open the wooden door and move down the passage
to a set of double
doors. Go inside here and move towards a tall pit to the left. There will
be two pipes projecting
into this here pit and plenty of blocks as well. Use the blocks here to
connect the piping and then
jump out. Now follow the pipe out of the pit and back into a secluded
little room and switch on the
water flow. A cutscene will show all that you have done and believe me
it's a lot. You have not
only turned on the water but you have also started a water mill which
is pumping a huge bellow
to the right of the tall pit. Make your way over to this structure and
climb atop using the three
greenish steam flows. Float Raziel atop the mill and then climb onto the
huge bellow. When the
bellow is fully extended use the added height to reach a small catwalk
ahead. Now scale the many
catwalks up to the top and enter a door. Then jump down and follow the
path up to a room with
three huge pistons churning away. Head on to the far side of the room
and against the left wall, fall
through a small hole to the room below. Turn away from the screws here
and head out the path
back into the tall silo. Climb all the way back up the catwalks and out
across the water back to the
sloping path on the side of the wall. If you payed attention you will
have noticed that the
light house is now working and spinning a beam of light across the land.
As for where the boats
and rocky shores are? Well who knows. At the bottom of the sloping rock
path, enter the room
ahead and watch the cutscene showing the light projecting across to the
wall ahead. The next time
a beam of light passes through, quickly shift to spectral and the Sunlight
Glyph will be yours. Now
make your way back to the Sunlight Glyph Warp Gate and warp to the closest
to the Abyss Cliffs.
Once you reach the Abyss Cliffs you will
need to head out onto the second pillar in the center of the Abyss. On
the second pillar there are two places you can travel. Directly across
lies the path to your battle with Dumah and
to the left lies the Human Citadel. Jump over to the left and enter the
upward path that drops off into the water.
Once in the deeper water, swim outward and then to the surface. This will
begin your search for the Water Glyph.
water glyph: Look on the far wall to find
a small wooden door situated in the rock. Enter this door
and head up the stairs inside. Here at the top, there will be two blocks
sitting inside the walls. Pull
both the blocks out and stack these puppies atop one another so you can
reach the ledge above.
Then continue the short path to the window and high jump across so you
can infiltrate the human
city. From the orange walls, move forward through the the passages here
until you reach a set of
double doors that open into the actual human city. Ahead will be a short
bridge over a stream of
water that you will need to hop into. In the water look for a circular
gate and blast the center of
this barrier with a force projectile. Head up the pipe here and swim past
the spinning fan blades
into a pipe above. Make your way through lower sewer tunnel here and continue
until you reach
a nice waterfall. Jump out of the water into a room to the right of the
waterfall and head up the
stairs and past the statue to a room on the right. Go up stairs here and
jump across a short brook.
Then pull the close by block out of the wall and push it into the brook.
Then push the block to the
left and down into a tall room with a square hole in the center. Plug
the hole with the block here
and water will fill the room. Now go back to the statue and the Water
Glyph will appear. Once you
get this nice artifact head back to the city. Now jump out of the water
and head up the first passage
on the left of the city through a door and up a nice set of stairs. Continue
on the path until you
reach a large alley like room that flows around in a square. Take Raziel
along to the right and look
for the first upward pathway on the left. Head up this to enter a warp
gate. We'll call this the
Human City Warp Gate.
At the warp gate here, you will need to head
back close to the Abyss and seek out Dumah.
Your brother Dumah (Ash Village)
11. Your journey to find Dumah will send
you back to the Abyss Cliffs. This time, head out to the second pillar
again and jump in the water in front of the unreachable path ahead. From
the water, use your swift jump technique
to reach the ledge above to pull yourself to the previously unreachable
path. Inside follow the path to a snowing
valley. From the valley past through a tall archway and follow the right
wall to a tall scalable pillar. Behind
this pillar and further to the right move into a dark tall cave to find
another warp gate, we'll call this one the
Ash Village Warp Gate. Now with this warp activated, head back to the
tall pillar with the climbable face. Climb
atop this pillar and face away from the warp gate and look down to find
a castle wall which you will glide down to
a. Just over this castle wall lies the entrance
to the actual Ash Village, the home to Dumah and his
kind. On the far side, pass through a gate. Inside this gate a large caged
room will sit in the center.
With Raziel still in spectral, head around this cage to the far side where
you can switch back to
material. Then move up to the gate ahead and blast the block in the center
of the room flush against
the far wall. Then switch to spectral to pass through this gate so you
can move to the block you just
blasted and jump atop to a pathway above. Here switch back to material
and drop down through
hole ahead. Now move along the passage way to a wall holding a block which
you need to grab
and drag back a bit so you can reach a ledge above on the right wall.
>From the ledge here, you will
be above the outside courtyard and you will need to jump across to the
alcove. From there move
through the path until a nice cutscene plays and shows you what to do.
Below will be two green
pools of water. In the middle a piece of dry land will play an integral
part for the pseudo block
puzzle you are about to endure. Glide down to the bridge in the middle
and then jump up to the
ledge on the right side of the room. There use a crank to drain all of
the twisted looking water from
the two pools of water. Now hop inside the first pool and situate all
of the blocks so that you can
move one atop the divider. Do this and then shove the block down into
the second pool. Now
move back to the first pool and move the blocks again so you can shove
another block atop the
bridge only this time don't shove it into the pool. Hop into the second
pool and stack two blocks
atop one another and shove the stack against the bridge wall. Climb onto
the bridge and push the
block here onto the stack creating a stack of three blocks. Now push this
to the other wall and use
it along with the single block to reach the high ledge above. From there
follow the passage to
the Furnace Room which you will enter from the venting. Drop down from
the venting and make
your way around this circular room to a valve. Use the valve to turn on
the gas flow here and then
head on around to the floor switch to set off an explosion. This will
open a new path directly
behind the floor switch. Through this path will lead you to an area above
the caged room where
you blasted the block against the far wall. Just ahead you will see a
block. Push this block down to
the ground and then move the block over to the block already there and
stack these puppies. Now
move the stack over to the opposite wall from where you just jumped down.
Hop atop and climb in
the path here. Now head down the yellow path and another cutscene will
play showing your
objective. You need to reach the top here. So switch into spectral to
warp the world and move from
alcove to alcove all the way to the very top. At the top there will be
a cog and switch but before
you can use this switch, you will need to jump across to the portal. Do
this and then jump back
across. Use the switch and a drawbridge will drop below. Then jump down
to the bridge and head
into the gray passage. Follow this path until it splits to the left and
right. Take the right path until
it ends by a gate. To the left look for a block inside the wall. Now pull
the block back towards
where Raziel looked upward and jump up to the ledge there. A cutscene
will play showing you
again where to head only where it wants you to go, you can't reach without
any spectral trickery.
So do your thing and switch to spectral and move from pillar to pillar
to reach the slanted
path above that the cutscene showed you. Jump into this path and glide
over the gate below
and land next to the tall object. Once inside this gate, push over the
object to break the gate and the
door to Dumah's chamber of entrapment. Follow the path up to Dumah and
a cutscene will play.
Sixth Boss: DUMAH
To battle Dumah, you must first awaken him
by pulling out the three staffs that have impaled him.
Dumah is just about the strongest boss in the game and is actually invincible
to normal attacks
from Raziel. To defeat this mighty beast you must lure him out of his
chambers and all the way
back to the Furnace Room. Once he is there, he will stand in the middle
of the room. Then use the
two switches in the room to burn him to a crisp.
After you defeated Dumah you will receive
the powers of constrict. This power is both a weapon
and a tool that Raziel can use to move objects he previously could not.
b. With Dumah defeated, head out of the Ash Village castle and back into
the snowy valley. Head
to the left and follow the valley all the way until you reach a large
sundial on the ground in front
of two huge closed off doors. The passage ahead leads into the Oracle
Caves but first you will need
to use your constrict ability to turn the sundial and open the doors.
Kain's scent (Oracle Caves)
12. Ahh, Dumah is dead and all that is left
is to reach Kain. It has been a long journey right? Well lets embark
on the last leg and find out what happens next. Now head into the doors
that you opened with the sundial. You will
then head down a purple cave past a fire to reach a metal gate door. Head
through the gate up to a warp gate
passage on the right. Head inside and activate the warp. We'll call this
the Oracle's Warp Gate. Now head back to
the right and pass through what looks to be a dead end.
weapons: In front of the rock on the left
side, you can find a staff with an hourglass cutout. Grab
this later on.
Now switch to spectral to pull off some of
that loving magic and look to the left wall. A crack will have opened
and you can now pass through and continue. Walk through and switch to
material on the other side. You will now see
an opening ahead and two closed doors to your left and right. In the middle,
use the constrict ability to circle
around the spindle to open the doors on the left and right. Now head through
the left door and enter the gate.
a. What you are about to begin is one of
the more confusing objectives in the game. Just inside
the metal gate switch to material. Now look along the walls and notice
the symbols above each
hole. Now head to the other side and pull out the block below the green
slanted "7". Push this
block out into the lower courtyard to the right and then pull the block
out from the red slanted
"Z" and shove it into the hole under the green slanted "7".
Now shift to spectral and pass through
the gate and make your way back to the left side. Pass through this gate
and switch back to material
and grab the block from the courtyard and drag it back to the hole under
the black "Z". Shove the
block in and then head back to the other side through the gates. At the
other side switch back to
material and grab the block under the green slanted "7" and
shove it in the hole under the black
"O". Once completed, this will open all of the doors in this
Now head back into the courtyard and out
the large double doors into a tall passageway with pink pillars. To the
right, follow a path until you reach a room with another spindle in the
center. Constrict this spindle to open a
passage to the right where you can recharge your Glyphs. Then head to
left up a short ramp until you reach a gate
which you must pass through in spectral. Do this and continue up the path
until you reach a room full of warped
rafters. Here jump across to the other side. Then jump to the alcove on
the right to switch back to material.
Carefully move to the edge and jump back across. Move through the doorway
to a block puzzle room across a red and
yellow pit. Position both blocks in front of the holes on each side and
then jump across the pit and use your
force projectile to shove them into the holes. Then the door in the center
of the room will open. Continue through
the door forward until you reach a room with four tall spindles. Here
point each spindle towards the gold picture
in the center of the floor. Once this is done a cutscene will show a new
door opening back at the beginning of the
level. Notice that this door that is shown in the cutscene is actually
back by the crack in the wall from which
you entered this cave. Head back there and switch to spectral once again
to open the crack. Just outside, switch
to material and head up to the new open door and walk up to the Oracle's
Cauldron. A cutscene will introduce the
Oracle and after this plays you will need to constrict the pot. A gray
passageway will then open which you will
need to follow out to a circular room. Head to the right by the switches
in the floor and a cutscene will play.
After it plays use the switches to set the clock to 12:00. Another cutscene
will show the floor below this clock
dropping out. Jump down to the very bottom here.
b. At the bottom of this clock tower, there
will be many glass prisms which need to be set to the
corresponding colors on the wall. Use common sense to set each of the
3 blocks and then turn the
mirror in the center of the room using constrict to flash each color.
Once this is done you will see
more doors open. Go out the path here and down to a set of two tone double
doors. Open them and
and head inside.
c. You are now inside a circular room with
a gigantic clock on the floor. Notice that on the sides of
the walls there are colors and symbols that correlate to clock hands and
symbols on the floor.
There are also three colored barrels situated in the room. Each colored
barrel will be used to move
one of the clock hands by constriction. Use constrict to set the clock
hands to match the symbols
on the wall. Once done, this will open the triangular gated door.
tip: Although this may be attributed to
our early copy of the game, the tuning of each
clock hands seems to be buggy. If you watch the circular gated door you
see if you are moving the hands correctly as the opening will widen.
This door leads to a path that progressively
heads down. At the bottom head right and across to a ledge next to a
red spiked cogwheel. Keep heading down this path until it opens to a huge
room with two giant cogs on the floor.
Drop down by the cogs and notice three gray blocks lined up between the
two cogs. Move all three away from the
cogs so that the cogs can spin freely. This will make a large clock pendulum
move a platform back and forth across
the far wall. Now jump onto the left cog and look left to find a raised
platform. Jump to this platform and then
onto the ledge along the wall. Follow this down the side of the wall down
by where the platform is swinging back
and forth. When the platform gets close, jump atop and ride to the top
where you can move into a doorway. Inside
this doorway there will be a steep drop. Drop down then follow the pathway
from here to the first opening on the
right. You will come to a gate that blocks you and a block on the other
side. Blast the block off using force
projectile. Then continue down the pathway to a second opening on the
right. Repeat the previous procedure
knocking the block down to the ground below. Then head to the very bottom
of the path and into a large room with a
picture gram puzzle on the floor. Move the blocks to match the picture
on the ground and then a door will open
allowing you to continue. Head through to a room with a hole in the ground
which you will jump into and follow the
passageway ahead. Move through to a large area where you will come to
three separate circular rooms. On the wall
outside look for three black symbols. One looks like a football goal.
Each symbol consists of two pieces. Walk to
any of the three rooms and match the symbols together correctly using
your constrict ability. Once all three
symbols have been completed a swinging platform will drop down and allow
you to reach a switch in each room.
Switch each of the switches and this will open a door back in the main
passage. Go through this door into a
winding passage that leads to the final battle. Proceed to the very end
watching each of the cutscenes until you
reach the actual battle room where you will fight Kain.
Final Boss: KAIN
Kain is the most powerful boss in the game.
However defeating him is not as hard as Dumah. Just
like in the first battle with Kain, he will teleport around the room and
zap you from afar. Each hit
will either send you into spectral or darn near close. You must hit him
three times to defeat him.
Once on each tier of the room.
Since you actually never get to engulf Kain's
soul you don't get any powers from him.
13. End of the game.