Current Mission - Navigate the Hedge Maze

Being a maze there are naturally gems and what not hidden a good distance from the actual route (which is incredibly simple once you know it). For now run forward and you’ll be introduced to…

New Enemy - Mandrogora

Remember those screaming plants in Harry Potter? Yeah, those things. They are incredibly weak, that’s the plus side, but they have a tendency to leech life from Gabriel as you saunter past, that’s the bad thing.

Use direct attacks from a range or simply leg it past them, it seems that once a large number sprout then they will stop sprouting for a while, whereas if you fight them they seem to appear indefinitely.

Where we are now, this is the ‘entrance’.

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Take the first path on Gabriel’s right; head down into the screen, right again and then stop once you see a statue forward from Gabriel. Punch the statue as hard as Gabriel can into the hedge in front of it, climb up, shimmy round, and drop off into the next area of the maze.

Head into the screen, run right and hug the maze until you meet a spider, tame it. Run the spider to the left, to the area you entered after hopping the hedge, and use it to place a web bridge over the gap here. Head over.

Puzzle - Statue Riddle

You simply need to make all three statues face into the center to solve this puzzle, an easy one (hit RT/R2 on the middle statue twice). Head back out of the area and tame another spider, ride it to the right of the bridge you already placed and north, take the first right and rip a hole in the door here.

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Jump off the spider and mind your head as you pass the gates. Use the Vampire Key on the door here and you’ll find yourself at the Holy Magic refill from the start of the previous stage. Move left and then forward, using the left ledges to get over the fence in the same way as before.

Once in the courtyard where you previously fell down, run forward to the Castle’s entrance and whack the key into the lock on the right of the door and head in…


Objective: Finish the level after defeating 15 Mandragoras in less than 15 seconds

A lot of Mandragora’s seem to spawn in the right and left most areas, try and get a big group to sprout and then circle them in an attempt to chorale the into one area. Now use direct heavy attacks or a barrage of Holy Water to dispatch them in quick succession.


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  • Publisher
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS3, XB 360
  • Genre
    Action Adventure, Hack-n-slash
  • Guide Release
    8 August 2013
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
  • Guide Author
    Andrew Mills

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Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow takes place at the end of days. The Earth’s alliance with the Heavens has been threatened by a dark and malevolent force - the mysterious Lords Of Shadow - darkness reigns the world. Across this shattered land, the souls of the dead wander unable to find peace, whilst creatures of evil roam free wreaking chaos and death upon the living.

Gabriel is a member of the Brotherhood Of Light, an elite group of holy knights who protect and defend the innocent against the supernatural. His beloved wife was brutally murdered by the evil forces of darkness and her soul trapped for eternity. Neither living nor dead she realises the horrific truth of what is at stake and guides Gabriel to his destiny - and hopefully salvation for the world… but at what cost? Thus, Gabriel must travel the destroyed world, defeating the evil tyrants in order to use their powers to bring balance back to the world. Armed with the versatile Combat Cross - the world’s last hope must encounter the three factions of the Lords Of Shadow and end their unholy rule.

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