Splatterhouse (2010) Walkthrough

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Posted on November 19, 2010, Phil Hornshaw Splatterhouse (2010) Walkthrough

It’s been a number of years, but Splatterhouse is back, taking advantage of the power of modern consoles to deliver an experience that is as violent as it is gleefully gory. The basic plot is refreshingly straightforward: a mad scientists unleashes legions of stomach turning-monsters, using them to kidnap the protagonist’s sexy girlfriend and wounding him in the process. Our hero, Rick, finds a magical mask that imbues him with horror movie superpowers, and he sets off on a mission of revenge.

Namco Bandai is no stranger to the beat-em-up, and the over-the-top, combo-based gameplay is a blast. There are definitely challenges afoot, though, so take advantage of our full walkthrough. If you’re looking for hard data, like trophiesachievements, or lists of collectibles, you can check out our cheats page.

Table of Contents

The Walkthrough

Phase 1: Satan’s Masque

  1. Take this first battle as an opportunity to try to get used to the controls. Follow the prompts to see how you can put attacks together into combos. You can’t lose here, so just keep slicing away until all the enemies are dead.
  2. When you’re done, take the staircase on the right. You can smash various destructible objects in the room, but there’s no point. Follow the hallway when you get to the top until you hit a door that opens, and then keep moving until you’re locked into another room.
  3. Here you’ll be attacked by another wave of those little brown enemies. You’re short on powers right now, so get used to dodging away. You’ll also want to get versed in doing Splatterkills, as there are Achievements and Trophies tied to nailing a lot of those.
  4. GRAMOPHONE: One of the game‘s two sets of collectibles, a series of gramophones you can listen to, shows up in this room. When you’re done fighting, stand with your back to the two windows the enemies came through and look along the left wall. Activate the gramophone that’s beside a book case.
  5. PHOTO: You’ll find the first of the next set of collectibles, pieces of photographs, on the ground up ahead. Leave by the newly opened door and enter the next hallway. Look for a glowing white piece of paper on the ground a little to the right of the main path. Walk over it to pick it up.
  6. Go down the stairs and into the next room. You’ll trigger a quick cutscene, and then it’s off to fight with a bunch of easier-to-kill ghouls. These guys aren’t as big of a deal as their spikier compatriots that you’ve been dealing with up to now.
  7. It’ll only take two or three hits to put down any of these enemies, so use fast attacks to pop through them. After a few seconds of fighting, you’ll be ready to move on. Follow the hallway through until you’re stopped again.
  8. The room with the laughing animal heads on the wall has you fighting off a bunch of enemies for a set period of time. Keep blasting through them and get to know the Blood Siphon move in order to heal. Remember that tapping the prompted button gets you more health back than if you don’t tap.
  9. When you’ve killed a few of these guys, the fireplace will be cleared for a second. This is your chance to get through — if you wait, the fire will kick back on again and you’ll have to survive a few seconds longer before you can dash through. Keep an eye on the fireplace and pick your moment.
  10. Keep moving through the hallway. You’ll fight a few more ghouls along the way, and when you get to the doors at the end, you’ll have to pound through some boxes to get to them. These are filled with blood worms, and squashing them earns you extra blood. Look for them in destructible items throughout the game.
  11. GRAMOPHONE: When you kick through the next door, you’ll find a mostly empty room with just another door to go through. Immediately turn right and activate the Gramophone in the back corner of the room, beside your door, before moving on.
  12. Trying to kick open the next door gets you attacked by a huge demon enemy. You’ll get tossed into another room in the next cutscene.
  13. When you get control back, you’ll have a few options. First, pick up your arm off the ground and turn left, toward the doorway between the big tubes. Inside, ghouls will attack you, and you can use your arm as a weapon.
  14. ACHIEVEMENT/TROPHY: Kill any of these guys with your own arm to earn the “Morbid Dismemberment” Achievement or Trophy.
  15. GRAMOPHONE: Once you’ve cleared the room, activate the Gramophone in the back left corner. You’re free to leave when you’ve done that.
  16. The tubes back in the main room explode with new man-like zombie enemies when you go back through there. These guys are a little more resilient than the enemies you’ve faced up to now. Use the charge-up attack you’re prompted about to help whittle them down, and make use of Splatterkills to finish them off.
  17. ACHIEVEMENT: One of the Splatterkills against these guys is to rip off both their arms. If you pick up an arm once you’ve torn it off and kill a guy with it, it’s good for the “See You At The Party” Achievement. Rack up 150 kills with enemy arms for the “None More Dead” Achievement.
  18. PHOTO: Head to the other open doorway before you leave this area through the closed door. You’ll find the photo on the ground in the doorway.
  19. GRAMOPHONE: You’ll find this one in the back right corner of the room.
  20. Time to go. Kick the sealed door in and follow the hallway all the way up to another dead end. After a few seconds of dialogue, the game will prompt you to do a ground pound move to go downward. Hold off just a second.
  21. PHOTO: Check to the left of the glowing green floor for the third piece of photo before you leave.
  22. Now you’re clear to descend. Pound through the floor and you’ll wind up in another room filled with enemies — a mix of the tougher zombies and the smaller ghouls. In order to open the way forward, you’ll have to survive a few waves of these guys and kill enough to charge the emblem with blood.
  23. Not much to this. Keep pounding away and try to keep your blood meter filled so you can heal as necessary. When you’ve hit the right number of kills, you’ll be able to activate the emblem and create some stairs going down.
  24. At the bottom, grab that 2×4 from the middle of the room and have fun laying waste to the zombies that come out of the cages nearby.
  25. PHOTO: Check the cage on the right before you leave this room for Phase 1′s last photo piece. You’ll unlock the “Jen Smells of Rot…of the Grave” Achievement.
  26. Descend the stairs on the left. Through the closed door, after the cutscene, you’ll have another bunch of enemies to pound through. You should know what you’re doing pretty well here by now, but try to save some of your blood meter for what’s coming.
  27. After the first group of enemies, you’ll fight that big demon from before. He’s tough in the state you’re in now, but if you act fast, you’ll be okay.
  28. First, get to know the roll. The game prompts you about it, and you’ll want to use that keep try to keep clear of the demon’s attacks. Dodge his whip-like strikes and get in close to lay into him with your fists.
  29. The demon will get fairly staggered by your attacks, but once you get a combination or two off, it’ll strike back with an area attack that’ll knock you back. Counteract it with hit-and-run style strikes — get in close, punch away, then get clear when the demon stumbles.
  30. The other attack you need to avoid is the enemy’s charging attack, which will end with a sort of humping move that’ll send you flying and do a lot of damage. Your hit-and-run strategy should help avoid that, but keep an eye out for the monster to start running for you. When that happens, roll clear.
  31. Whittle the demon down until he’s in the red (charged-up heavy attacks work well) and get him with a Splatterkill. After that, you can leave by the door at the far end of the room to finish the level.
  32. ACHIEVEMENT: You’ll get a quick tutorial about buying abilities when you finish the battle. The “Hunger Pangs” Achievement unlocks when you buy your first ability. I recommend you build Rick’s health up early — you’ll have an easier time, and it’s relatively inexpensive to grow your health bar quite a bit.

Phase 2: The Doll That Bled

  1. Head down the stairs. Toward the bottom, you’ll get in a one-on-one fight with a zombie guy, which should be relatively easy. Kick the door open at the bottom.
  2. In the next room, you’ll need to power the blood ciphers to open the door forward. To do that, go to the tubes on the left of the two statues and turn the valve in between them to kill the two subjects inside.
  3. Doing so activates the nearby cage door, releasing a bunch more zombies. You’ll have to fight through them to move on.
  4. PHOTO: Check the back of the room the zombies came out of to find your first photo of this phase.
  5. You can now activate one of the ciphers. Picking the wrong one means fighting through another squad of zombies to move on. You can find out which cipher is the right one by using the Blood Siphon movie and looking for red markings on the floor. Stand in front of the door the zombies came out of when you do it for a clear shot of one.
  6. After you open the staircase, you’ll descend into a 2D side-scrolling hallway. These come up from time to time. Grab that machete out of the body ahead and head forward to take on some ghoul enemies.
  7. You’ll have no trouble at all pounding through the first sets of ghouls. After that, make your way forward and crash through the boxes and other debris to get to the environmental traps. The game will prompt you to sprint over a few sets of spikes.
  8. Beyond those are some jumping traps. You’ll have to hop over some pits, but wait a second as you approach them for the huge spiky morning stars to swing past you.
  9. TIP: Rick is a terrible jumper. Make sure you get close to the edges of the pits before you jump, but be careful not to fall in. This portion can get a little frustrating.
  10. You’ll kill some more ghouls and hit a couple of fiery pits at the bottom of some stairs. Jump those carefully. Rick heads back up next, pounding through some more small enemies. After that, you’ll pass some more spike traps and then drop into another hallway.
  11. Follow the hall to the end, where you’ll find a chamber with a locked door. You can lift up the two big metal cage doors on the sides of the room to let some enemies out. Kill them to start the process of getting out of here.
  12. After you kill a few enemies, a statue shaped like a face will slide down the wall. Kill more guys and a big spike will come out of it. When that happens, you’ll need to grab an enemy and throw them toward the spike to impale them on it.
  13. ACHIEVEMENT: The “Bad Taste” Achievement unlocks for your first impalement kill.
  14. Repeat the process for a second impalement to open the door and get rid of the rest of the enemies.
  15. PHOTO: Check the cage to the left of the door for this photo. It’s hidden under some crates and barrels at the back of the room.
  16. Grab a machete from the middle of the hallway as you go forward. You’ll want it in the next big room, which has a similar setup to the one you just left, but includes one of those big demons.
  17. When you arrive, use the machete to make quick work of the smaller enemies, then bury it in the demon to do a lot of damage in one shot. Quickly combo him and then get back to avoid his attacks. You should be able to finish him off without struggling too much.
  18. Destroy the boxes here to get some bore worms and that should spill enough blood to lower the first face. Go open the other cage — inside, you’ll have enemies to impale, and you should find a 2×4 that will make the process easier.
  19. Line up your enemies in front of the spikes and go to work with the 2×4. You’ll use it as a bat, sending enemies flying into the spikes. Land two and the door opens.
  20. Proceed down the next hall. Be careful of the zombie along the way. At the end is yet another impalement locked door. Open the cage to the right and head for the lever you see there.
  21. Still got your 2×4, right? Put it to work on these zombies’ heads. Be careful as you walk down the hallway, as they like to pop out of the cells on the sides and get you from behind. Squash them all and then throw the lever. Grab the lead pipe from the ground to replace your 2×4.
  22. Backtrack and open the other cage. That releases enemies for you to impale. There are four spikes, but you only need to hit two.
  23. You’re clear all the way to the top of the stairs. There’s a fresh machete for you at the end of the next hallway.
  24. Kick through the door and the whole room will turn into a huge bloody mess. You need to just survive here for a bit, and that means killing a lot of ghouls (the little guys) and zombies (the bigger guys). Go to work with that machete and you’ll do okay.
  25. Be careful not to let the bigger zombie enemies grab you with a run attack — it’ll cause you to drop your weapon. Keep slicing away until the last one dies and the room will change back to its normal look, allowing you to move on.
  26. Another hallway. At the far end, you’ll enter a bedroom full of ghouls. Pound them. Check the box on the right side of the bed for a 2×4 to help.
  27. GRAMOPHONE: You should also check the right corner just beside the door you entered through.
  28. Head left out the open doors. You’ll encounter your first blue ghoul in the next hallway — these guys are tougher than the ghouls you’ve faced up to now, and they have some wicked slash moves that will dismember you instantly. Deal with him by timing a 2×4 strike right when he jumps at you. If you get hit, be sure to heal fast, or you could be killed pretty easily.
  29. Keep moving. At the dead end of the next hallway, you’ll find a switch on the ground. Ground pound it to activate it, opening the way forward, but also turning on some spike traps you’ll have to get by.
  30. These are easy to dodge: wait for them to retract, then sprint by. Try not to go too early, as you’ll be stunned if you touch the spikes even a little, and that usually results in your being crushed before you can escape.
  31. Move to the newly opened hallway and you’ll get more spikes to contend with. If you made it through the first set okay, you’ll do fine here. Just around the corner from those is a hallway filled with zombies. If you’ve got your 2×4 still, you’re lucky. Have at it. If not, try to focus on one enemy while keeping the others at bay to thin their numbers.
  32. GRAMOPHONE: Proceed to the next room at the top of the stairs and hit the gramophone on the table on the right wall.
  33. To move on, you’ll have to open two rooms here and kill the enemies inside. Start with the one to the right of the gramophone, which is filled with regular ghouls.
  34. GRAMOPHONE: There’s another gramophone here, in the back left corner.
  35. Backtrack out and kick open the left door. You’ll want to dodge backward and out of the way to start, to avoid the attack of the blue ghoul inside. Pound on him as he goes by. A quick way to dispatch him is with Rick’s grab move.
  36. PHOTO: There’s another photo piece where the blue ghoul was standing in the left room, at the back.

The Upside-down Room

  1. You should be free to keep moving. You’ll enter a hallway filled with ghouls, including one blue one around a bend, but you should be well equipped to handle just about anything now.
  2. Past that, Rick drops into a room that’s inverted. This is another “kill waves of enemies” room. You shouldn’t have much trouble with most of the little guys, although a blue ghoul shows up after you dispatch your first round, so keep an eye out.
  3. Eventually, the door forward will open. Head down hall; up ahead, you’ll see a few blue ghouls, but before you reach them, they get crushed by something. When you hit that bend in the hallway, you’ll see why — possessed furniture is rocketing down the hall toward you.
  4. This is actually pretty easy. Stick to the sides of the hallway and when something comes at you, just stop. Be sure to wait a second after it passes to make sure there’s not a second piece of furniture there.
  5. PHOTO: At the first point where the hallway opens up on the sides, grab the last photo from the right side. That should net you the “Call of Thule” Achievement as well.
  6. Move on down the hall, dodging the furniture that shows up, until you hit the doors at the end. Head to the end for your first big boss fight.

Boss Fight: The Living Doll

  1. This is a multi-stage boss fight, but it’s not that hard. First, the boss surrounds itself with debris. Watch for items to stop moving — that means they’re about to come flying at you. Keep moving from side to side to avoid getting hit.
  2. TIP: You may want to take 5,000 blood points and invest them in the “Unstoppa-bull” upgrade to Rick’s rolling. It turns him invincible whenever he rolls, which will help you dodge a lot of attacks here.
  3. After all the debris is expended, the boss will start to attack you. Its moves consist of pounding the ground in front of it, basically — you’ll want to quickly dash around the side of it and try to stay on its right or left for the rest of this section.
  4. The boss pounds the ground a couple of different ways: One, with the clock tower, which will root it in place for a second; and the other with the cylindrical arm that fires pressure at the ground in several bursts.
  5. For you, the damage will be less. Keep running around the side and hacking away at the foot. Try to get a feel for the timing of when the boss moves and you can dodge away, avoiding taking any damage from when the foot moves.
  6. Be careful that you don’t get stomped — the boss very occasionally uses that move — and keep pounding it. Before too long, you’ll do enough damage that a cutscene will activate and the floor will give way. Keep an eye out for a quicktime prompt.
  7. You’ll fall into a lower level, with the boss trapped halfway into a hole in the ground. When this happens, it’ll start to fire both its arms at you like a Stretch Armstrong. Dodge sideways as best you can to avoid them.
  8. The boss can’t be hurt here until something specific happens — it’ll pound the clock tower into the ground in front of it and get stuck. Dodge that move (the Terror Mask will generally announce it), then get in close and attack the clock.
  9. Watch also for the boss to sweep both arms sideways, covering the whole field in front of it. This move is why you wanted to be invincible while rolling. You should be able to dodge under the attack and escape getting hurt.
  10. A couple rounds of dishing damage to the clock will trigger a scene in which the boss bashes the floor. You’ll get another round of clock-attacking after that.
  11. After the second time you attack the clock when it’s stuck in the ground, you’ll have to follow a quicktime prompt to attack it during the next cutscene. Make sure you pay attention, and wail on the button you’re prompted. Otherwise, the boss could kill you and you’ll have to replay this middle portion again.
  12. Finish the quicktime part and the boss will smash through the floor, and you’ll be back to fighting it straight-up again. This is a repeat of the first stage, in which a bunch of furniture got thrown at you. Deal with it the same way here, by moving sideways.
  13. As soon as the debris is gone, quickly cut the distance between you and the boss and attack it the same way. It’s working in some new moves, making it more dangerous, but they’re limited to landing in front of it. The boss will pivot more now, but that’s about all you have to contend with.
  14. Get to one of the feet and try to stay behind and to the side of it. Land a few hits and get on the move again; keep this process going and make use of the roll if you get into trouble and find yourself stuck in front of the boss.
  15. That’s about all there is to it. When you hurt the boss enough, you’ll get one more quicktime trigger. Get through that, and that’s the end of the fight.
  16. ACHIEVEMENT: ”The Berserker” Achievement unlocks when you finish Phase 2.

Phase 3: In the Shadow of the Abyss

  1. Check behind your starting location for a lead pipe, then push on through the area. You’ll see a weird-looking enemy up ahead. Follow it, and a group will attack you.
  2. These little guys aren’t much hassle, and will actually dodge away from you rather than fight head-on. They get irritating when they climb up on things and launch themselves at you — look for a red target on the ground, and get clear of it. That’s where they’ll land.
  3. Lay into these guys with your pipe. You shouldn’t struggle much, and before long they’ll all die. One will open a path upward, which is where you’re headed in a second.
  4. PHOTO: First, though, go around the corner near where you first encountered the little dreadlock-wearing guys. There’s a wrecked crane there and a dead-end, as well as a photo right on the ground in the middle.
  5. Make your way up through the open container and around the outer edge of the area. You’ll get to a console you can break, which will make a walkway that will let you enter a nearby building. Follow the path inside.
  6. After a bit, you’ll drop down into a side-scrolling section filled with traps. Keep your eyes open — you need to run from the crushing thing behind you, while jumping over and rolling under saw blades that come out of the walls and floor.
  7. You’ll get this easily enough. Just keep looking for whether the traps are above or below and respond appropriately. When you hit ghouls toward the end, ignore them or jump over them. Fighting will slow you down, and you really don’t need to.
  8. At the end of that section, you’ll hit a spot where you can punch through the floor. That drops you into the sewers, where you’ll continue moving sideways. Dodge the streams of blood and fight through the enemies to more forward.
  9. Before too long, you’ll hit a section with catwalks that you have to jump to. Hang tight while the blood fountains spray, but don’t linger too long, or the platforms beneath you will fall.
  10. Once you clear those catwalks, it’s basically just punching your way through enemies to get to the end. Keep working through the tunnel until you hit a spot where you can drop down, and you’ll find yourself back outside.
  11. There’s a bus blocking your way, and two illuminated circles with spikes in the center on either side of it. When you go forward into this area, enemies will start rushing you. You’ll need to pick them up and throw them at the spikes in order to open the way forward.
  12. This might seem hard, but it’s not. Clear away the ghouls and go for the brown, monkey-type enemies. Try to throw them from a distance, as you’ll liquefy guys against the cement barriers if you’re too far away.
  13. Get your two good throws off to stop the flow of enemies and just finish off what’s left. If you do it quickly and carefully, you can get through here with almost no trouble at all.
  14. PHOTO: Right on the other side of the bus, turn right and bash through some barrels to get this photo off the ground.
  15. Follow the path until you hit a fence on your left, then drop through the hole in it to the other side. You’ll face a new brand of enemy, not unlike the zombies you’ve dealt with up to now. They’re fast and will grab you from behind, and are most dangerous when they have meat cleavers.
  16. Speaking of cleavers, look for one on the ground in the middle of all those white butcher guys. These guys can be tough the way other enemies of their type are tough, but if you can get ahold of a weapon, you’ll speed through this fight without issue.
  17. After you smash through a bunch of the butchers, a new one drops down with cleaver of his own. Just nail him with your weapon to take him out of the fight instantly.
  18. Once you’re done here, a new path opens up going forward. Drop down, and then jump to the hanging train car. You’ll automatically leap to the glowing white spots on the car.
  19. As soon as you touch the car, push up on your Analog Stick and jump again, until you get to the top and the whole car rotates toward the next roof. Then jump clear, before the whole car falls and you have to repeat this section.
  20. Once you hit the roof, start moving forward quickly. The whole thing will begin to collapse in a second, so you want to get moving. When a metal antenna falls down to make a bridge, jump onto it to cross to the next rooftop — then cut to the left.
  21. Follow the path around to the left as everything falls apart. You may need to sprint to avoid falling to your death. As you approach the far side, you’ll see a butcher standing around in an opening that leads to another building. Jump as you approach and Rick will throw himself at the enemy. Hit the prompt button to kill the guy as you land.
  22. Now that you’re back inside, head to the left. You’ll see some more guys, but they’ll get crushed by the collapsing ceiling. Cut back toward the butcher who just busted through the wall behind you — kill him and take his machete.
  23. PHOTO: When you go through that hole in the wall, turn right immediately to find photo No. 3.
  24. Keep moving forward. You’ll have to fight through a bunch of butchers, but with your machete, you’ll do just fine. Be careful you don’t get hit and lose a limb — if you do, quickly use Blood Siphon to keep from getting mauled and killed.
  25. You’ll hit an opening in the wall when you get through the butchers. Grab a new machete from the ground, then jump across the opening to make it to another building. Keep moving through, taking out any enemies that get in your way.
  26. Another crop of butchers waits ahead, but with a fresh machete you should have an easy time of it. If not, try to concentrate on and kill one, then take his weapon. A Splatterkill usually frees it up pretty easily. Get a fresh cleaver before you go.
  27. Hop across to the next building and follow the path as the floor collapses. When you get to the end, the platform you’re standing on will give way, and you’ll have to jump to the next rooftop. Shouldn’t be a problem — just wait for instructions to go from the mask.
  28. Now keep moving up the rooftop, and an antenna tower will fall to make a path for you. Walk across, and on the other side, you’ll be accosted by ghouls as you get into the building. Swing away with your cleaver to kill them, especially the blue ghoul coming for you.
  29. Pry open the doors and you’ll enter an elevator. Jump up to the glowing handhold above and use it to get to the top of the shaft. In the next room, you’ll kill a few more ghouls before moving on.
  30. Pretty straightforward moving on. You’ll hit a window-washing lift that you can lower to the rooftop below. Then jump across for a cutscene.
  31. You’re in another large battle. Watch out for the flying attacks of those dreadlock enemies. Look in the center of the room for a machete you can use against them. Kill them all and you’ll open the way forward.
  32. PHOTO: Before you take off, check under the overhanging section that has the tentacled Aegis monster on it for your last photo. It’s on the ground, about 10 feet left of the flaming barrel.
  33. Leave when the wall opens up. At the top of the ramp, you’ll face another largish battle, this time with the tentacled Aegis monster taking part. It has the ability to render other monsters in the area invincible, so you’ll have to take it out.
  34. To get the Aegis down to where you can kill it, you’ll need to destroy the two columns supporting its platform. Ignore the other enemies as best you can — although, keep an eye out for that bullseye on the ground — and hack away until the platform falls.
  35. When that happens, you can kill the Aegis, but it has a tendency to avoid your attacks. To beat it, follow the prompt to do Rick’s strong charge move by sprinting and hitting the heavy attack button. You’ll plow into the Aegis and it dies from almost no contact at all.
  36. With that done, hack into the last of the little guys until they’re gone. It’s pretty standard. The way will open forward when it’s time to leave, and you’ll watch a cutscene before jumping into another big battle.
  37. Fighting in front of the Statue of Liberty, at first you’ll be attacked by a wave of the little spiky enemies. You know how to handle this — just kill them for now.
  38. After you’ve deal with your first wave, you’ll have to fight another one, but this time, your task is to feed the little spiky guys to the big mouth in the statue. Do this by utilizing the same moves you would if you were throwing these guys to be impaled by spikes — grab them, aim at the mouth, and throw them.
  39. You’ll need to throw six or eight guys into the mouth to open the path. Keep hurling the little guys until they thin out, then turn your attention to the butchers. There are a few standard butchers and one with a cleaver — kill him and take his weapon if you can.
  40. You can also grab the butchers and kick them into the mouth, but it’s a bit of a pain. The easier method is to get the cleaver from the enemy and use it to cut apart all the other bigger guys. Drop the cleaver when you’re done and pick up any remaining spiky guys to throw into the mouth. When you’ve fed it enough, you’ll get a cutscene.

Phase 4: The Meat Factory

  1. Passing through the statue takes you into a slaughterhouse. Head through the halls and grab the 2×4 when you see it. Before long, you’ll wind up in a room filled with ghouls — seek out the blue ones and use your 2×4 to take them out fast.
  2. After you clear that room, you can head down a hallway, where there’s a machete. As soon as you get near it, a blue ghoul will drop down in front of you. Take it out fast, then get the one that’s eating as you head forward.
  3. Your next big stop will be a room that fills up with butchers. You shouldn’t have an issue if you’ve got your weapon — just go to town on them. You can also pick up spares off their bodies.
  4. Head out of the room and follow the hallway down. At the end, you’ll hit another big locked room, and another big fight. This time, you’ll face a big snail-looking guy with one big arm that he’ll try to crush you with.
  5. Fighting this guy is tough because your weaker attacks don’t really have much effect. You’ll need to charge up attacks if you want to do any real damage. Watch out for his two major attacks: a sweeping one, which has a wide area, and a overhead slam.
  6. You’re also at risk of being grabbed and thrown by the enemy, which can be problematic. If he grabs you, immediately start wailing on the A Button (X if you’re on PS3). You’re about to get a quicktime event trigger, and if you don’t hit the button fast enough, you’ll take considerable damage.
  7. For the most part, dodge around the sides and back of the enemy to get in close enough for a charged strike. Try to be attacking from behind whenever possible to avoid taking much damage in return. You’ll have to dance around some, but after inflicting some pain, you can go into a Splatterkill.
  8. TIP: The Splatterkill for this guy can be tough on harder difficulties because you don’t have much time to react. If it’s giving you trouble, just pound him to death.
  9. PHOTO: As you leave the room with the big snail guy, you’ll stumble on a new Jennifer photo right in the middle of the hallway.
  10. Keep moving. Your next stop is a big room with a bunch of brown spiky monsters. On the left side are three chairs with spikes coming out of them. As you might guess, your task is to grab the spiky monsters and stab them through on the chairs.
  11. This looks tough, but it’s not really. Grab one of the guys quickly and march him over to a chair. Put him down when prompted, then grab another and do it again. If you move fast, you can get all three impaled with no trouble at all, which opens the door.
  12. The next room is like a big microwave. Wait for it to glow white, then run through when the color returns to normal so you don’t get cooked.
  13. PHOTO: In the next hallway, hug the left wall to find the photo on the ground. It’s right before the piece of fence that’s lying on the ground with the sign that reads “Keep Out.”
  14. At the end of the hall, you’ll hit some ghouls that should cause you no trouble at all. Pry open the door to enter a new hallway with multiple paths. Start with the path to the right — walk to the end and wait for the furnace around the corner to spit fire at you. Once it’s done, you can step around the corner and grab a machete from next to the furnace, then back track and take the much longer hallway forward.
  15. Your next stop are a series of rooms like the microwave chamber you passed through before. There are three total — you need to fight off the enemies that flood each chamber until you hear a bell go off, signalling you to move forward to the next room. Stick around too long and you’ll get cooked.
  16. The first chamber will really only have ghouls in it. Keep pounding away until you hear the ding, then move to the center room. Behind you, a bunch of enemies will get cooked by the microwave, and you’ll face a combination of ghouls and spiky monsters.
  17. Note that you can kick the enemies into the microwave field to instantly kill them. You shouldn’t be too overmatched here if you just keep working and taking out anybody you can. Remember that you have the roll and the sprint charge move that can help get you out of danger.
  18. Keep working until the ding and move forward. The last room only has spiky monsters. Repeat the process until the last door opens and you can leave — you’ll fall down into a side-scrolling section below.
  19. Here, your chief concern is the environmental traps. Ahead you’ll face crushing implements on the conveyor belt, so move forward carefully each time you come to one. Don’t sprint — it’ll just make you overshoot your goal and kill yourself. The belt gives you speed enough to avoid getting crushed.
  20. Make sure you clear out the ghouls on the belt, in front and behind, before you go through the crusher things. If you’re attacked, you’ll be stunned just enough to get yourself killed.
  21. Past the crushers, you’ll jump off the conveyor belt and have to jump from platform to platform. Keep an eye out for moving gears on the tracks in between each platform, as they’ll take you out if you’re not careful.
  22. Beyond the platforms, you’ll have to time your way through some flame jets on the floor. It should be pretty easy. Once you’re through those, you’ll be back in regular space again. Look for a lead pipe, and use it to beat up on ghouls just ahead of where the lights turn on.
  23. The control room is just past that. Hit the switch on the console when you arrive, opening the door to the next room. Head left and grab the lead pipe off the ground, then hit the switch on the console.
  24. The switch activates some spikes and also releases enemies into the room. Use the pipe to bat the spiky monsters onto the spikes and get them impaled. Three fills up the tank halfway, so you’ll need six total.
  25. After your first batch of spiky monsters, three butchers show up. You can throw one or more of them at the spikes to impale them, but they all carry cleavers — best to just murder them with the pipe and use the easier little guys to fill your tank. Then backtrack and go to the other room, on the right.
  26. PHOTO: First, check the floor in the far corner across from you for your third photo piece.
  27. Now you can tear through the boxes in here for more blood and hit the switch to fill the last tank. You’ll just need to kill enemies to pass the time while the tank is filled, for the time being, at least.
  28. After a couple of seconds, one of those big Popeye-armed snail monsters shows up, while you’re still fighting spiky brown monsters. Use your lead pipe on the little guys if you still have it: you can also wind up and smash it against the big guy to do some serious damage.
  29. Try to focus on the big monster while fending off the little ones. Once you kill the big guy, the tank will be filled and everything else will die. The small monsters won’t stop coming until the big one is dead, either.
  30. Once you’ve finished, you’ll backtrack to the central control room, where the big door behind you is opened up. Step in and pull the lever to take the elevator. At the top, you’ll enter a room with lots of video monitors. Take one of the exits until you get to the big room on the other side.

The Killing Floor

  1. This room is a lot like the microwave chambers from before. Every so often, you’ll need to move from one section of the room to another, or you’ll die when the floor opens on a big fan beneath you.
  2. The first two sections just have you fighting standard ghouls. Listen for the Terror Mask to tell you when to go, then head for the nearest portion of closed floor.
  3. After two moves, you’ll have to start facing butchers. Kill one and get his cleaver, or just start grabbing them and kicking them into the fan. Either way, get ready to move backward one section when the time comes.
  4. Back to ghouls. You should mop these guys up without a problem. When you move forward again, it’s butchers once more. Get a cleaver and you’ll have a much easier time.
  5. When you make your final move, you’ll face one of the big-armed snail monsters again. If you have a cleaver (or two or three, if the butchers follow you to the last section), try using them on this thing to eventually hack its legs off. It’ll still crawl after you (and it can still hurt you), but a quick hit on the ground will put it down for good.
  6. Keep moving. You’ll go down a long hallway and exit into a room with enemies in cages. Grab the shotgun from the body of Ash from Evil Dead II (clearly) and turn it on some of the caged monsters. When you do, the rest of the cages will open. The shotgun should handle everything, no problem. If not, there are plenty more weapons scattered about.
  7. PHOTO: After you’ve killed everything but before you leave, face the exit door and check the middle cage on the left side for the final Jen photo.
  8. Time to go. Head to the elevator, where you’ll get a new shotgun. You’ll want it momentarily.

Boss Fight: Chainsaw Psycho

  1. A cutscene shows you what you’re up against — a huge monster with chainsaws for arms. You’ve got the shotgun, though, which will be handy in this opening segment.
  2. When you exit the elevator, you’ll be  in a side-scrolling battle with the freak. Be careful about your shots — you only have so many, and you really want to kill finish this guy in this section with the shotgun instead of melee fighting. Make sure to hit him, and wait a second right at the outset, as he seems to be invincible just then for some reason.
  3. Plug all your shots into the psycho and he should go down. If not, wait for him to attack, then get in close and punch him with heavy attacks until he goes down (I found jumping and hitting him staggered him more consistently than attacking regularly).
  4. Do enough damage and you’ll drop down into an arena below, where you’ll fight in three dimensions again. This time, you’ll need to keep one finger on the roll button at all times — the psycho has some wide-reaching chainsaw attacks and you need to stay clear of them or you will get owned.
  5. You’ll want to adopt a strategy of dodging an attack, getting in close for a few combo hits, and then rolling clear. The boss’ movement is pretty limited in this first phase of the fight, so as long as you move fast, you should get out of reach pretty effectively.
  6. Watch out for a leg-sweep style attack out in front of the boss, as well as a two-hit combo that will devastate you. For the most part, land three strong hits and then get the hell back to avoid getting murdered.
  7. If you linger too close to the boss, he’ll slam the chainsaws into the ground and zap you, stunning you. If that happens, the lights will go out and you’ll have to dodge three sneak attacks — just go nuts with toggling your Analog Stick back and forth to dodge, don’t wait to be prompted.
  8. Try to save up your Berserker power for the next phase of the battle, if you can. Keep pounding away at the boss and staying well back when you’re not swinging away. When you knock him down low enough, you can snag him for a quicktime event, but the lights will go out. When they come back on, quickly get out of the way before you get run over.
  9. This marks the second phase of the battle. Now the boss will implement more spinning-type attacks to strike the area around him, and he’ll also dash for you. This is the key — stay back and try to get him to run at you, then roll clear and hit him in the back.
  10. If you saved up your blood for Berserker, now’s the time. Switch it on and go to town. You should easily deplete the boss’ health. When that happens, activate the quicktime event and you’ll tear off one of his chainsaw arms to use against him.
  11. All the moves you saw in the last iteration of the boss are still valid, and the same strategy applies: get him to rush you, then attack him in his back. While you carry the chainsaw, you can’t roll or sprint, so keep that in mind. Attack the boss in the back but remember to move clear after each successful few swings.
  12. With the chainsaw in hand, you only need to be smarter than the boss, which isn’t hard. Keep strafing around him and he’ll keep dashing at you, leaving himself totally exposed. Lay into him until he’s out of health and finish him with the Splatterkill.
  13. ACHIEVEMENT: Completing Phase 4 gets you the “Be Garbage of Cesspool” Achievement.

Phase 5: The Corpse That Wouldn’t Die

  1. You know the drill — the nearby eyeball Blood Cipher means you need to kill a lot of things. Sit tight, zombies are on their way to accost you and charge up the Cipher.
  2. Fight through the zombies until you’re ready to move on. Hit the Cipher and then take the stairs it provides.
  3. PHOTO: Your first Jen shot is immediately to the left of the top of the stairs.
  4. Follow the path around until you find the chainsaw, and grab it. As soon as you have it in-hand, you can leave by the door that opens behind you. Hold down the sprint button and you can just run forward, slicing up anything in your way.
  5. At the end of the hallway, you’ll enter a crypt with glowing red zombies. These guys hurt you if you touch them, so use the chainsaw on them quickly. They’ll be joined by regular zombies after a moment — saw them all up.
  6. Finish those guys, and two big one-armed snail monsters join the show. If you’ve still got the chainsaw, you should be able to slice up one of them at least before it runs out. Deal with the other one the way you know how: strong, charged attacks, strategic rolling, and a Splatterkill finisher.
  7. After a short bit of dialogue, you’ll be able to leave through one of the crypts. The next room is full of bore worms, so stock up on blood if you need it before going on.
  8. At the end of the next hall, you’ll hit a big room with a big eye in the back. You need to kill the eye basically by punching it until you can pull it free. There are some zombies that are meant to slow you down in the meantime, though, so kill them first.
  9. After clearing the room, you can deal with the eye. Wait until it opens, then run up and start pounding it. Try to get clear before it shuts again (see if you can’t learn the timing by observation), as the eyelids are sharp and will cleave an arm off.
  10. If you happen to lose an arm, though, pick it up and use it against the eye — it’s highly effective. Once you’ve weakened it enough, you can initiate a Splatterkill on the eye and yank it out. Then head through the socket.
  11. PHOTO: As you move into the next hallway, you’ll climb some stairs, and there will be a small, closet-sized room on the left. Bash through the boxes. The photo is on the ground beneath them.
  12. Keep moving along the hallway until you bash through a wood wall. You’ll have to do some platforming here — jump forward off the ledge ahead of you (or you’ll die) to the first handhold, and keep jumping back and forth across the chasm before the handholds fall away.
  13. You’ll hit solid ground on the far side, but it’s starting to crumble. Head to the far end and wait for a post with a handhold to drop to the left of you. A jump to that, and one more, should put you on another piece of the bridge.
  14. This section is falling away as well. Go to the end and wait for a big black rock to fall in front of the piece of bridge you’re standing on, then jump to the next platform. Wait again — one more big rock falls, and it’s slightly delayed — and then jump again to get clear.
  15. Drop down into the big room below. It’s another Blood Cipher door you need to get through, and this time, you’re facing a new brand of the little spiky guys. These ones aren’t much different, although they do have an uppercut move that packs quite a punch and will send you flying.
  16. These guys are also backed by the octopus-shaped Aegis, which renders them invincible. To deal with it quickly, check the sides of the room for 2×4′s. Grab one, then catch the Aegis with a charged-up bull charge move. You should kill it in one or two gos that way.
  17. Next, punch the big button in the center of the floor, which activates two mouths on either side of the Blood Cipher. Go grab the second 2×4 and start batting enemies into the mouth to quickly charge the Cipher. You should be out of here in no time.
  18. PHOTO: Pry the door open and start down the hall. You’ll hit Jenny’s photo right in the middle, as you break through some boxes.
  19. The hallway ends with another big room, and three big monsters to fight — two of the one-armed snail things, and one demon. Luckily, these guys have the courtesy to attack one at a time, at least at first.
  20. Still got that 2×4? Bury it in the snail monster that comes from the left to do some significant damage. Hammer away at him with charged strong attacks, then finish him with a Splatterkill. Nothing you haven’t seen before.
  21. With that snail dead, grab its head and use it to attack the second snail monster. That’ll hurt it pretty bad. When the demon comes down, he’ll charge the snail up with his yell, which will make him more aggressive. At that point, you might want to back off a bit.
  22. Keep the snail between you and the demon while you work on it. You shouldn’t struggle much if you’re good at dodging. Kill it with a Splatterkill to get another head, which you can use against the demon.
  23. Fighting the demon alone should be easy for you at this point. Get in close, hurt it, then get out of the way of its area attack and charge. With the damage you did with the enemy head, it shouldn’t take long for you to best this last guy.
  24. Time to move on. Ahead is yet another locked room filled with enemies. This one has a trick, however. Right before you enter, you’ll find a cleaver, and the room fills with tons of little spiky guys. A swing of your weapon slices off their heads, which is important.
  25. PHOTO: To get the last photo of the phase, use the cleaver to slice off heads, then drop the cleaver on the ground. There are four pedestals with spikes on them, and one has a head impaled. Grab one of the heads you cut off and run over to one of the pedestals. Hit the button when prompted to impale the skull. Repeat the process, and a door opens on the side of the room to reveal your photo. There’s a machete on the left side of the room if you need it.
  26. Kill your way clear of this room and you can drop down through the hole cleared by a Cipher.

Boss Fight: Giant Worm

  1. That thing that’s been following you for this entire level pops out of the ground here, but it’s scarier looking than it is to fight. Stay well back for the time being.
  2. First off, kill all the ghouls that appear in the room to come get you. Stay as far into the foreground as possible — the worm’s only has two moves, an area attack with its tongue and a big slam with its head. You want to avoid both for a second.
  3. Kill the ghouls and charge up your blood meter. You may not have noticed, but you should have been granted your first Mask attack, the Splatter Slash. It’s hugely powerful and can be activated with by holding the Left Trigger and hitting weak punch.
  4. Clear the room of annoying small guys, then look to the worm. When its tongue comes out, that means it’s about to do the area attack. That one’s harder to avoid, so stay back from it.
  5. Move up and try to coax the worm into trying to slam you with its head. When that happens, it’s vulnerable — get in close as the Berserker, or use the Splatter Slash, or just pound on it. Stay in front, though, as it moves sideways to retreat and will damage you.
  6. Do your damage, then pull back when it reels itself in. A few rounds of serious damage will finish the worm and finish the phase.

Phase 6: Beast with a Human Heart

  1. You’ll start in a side-scrolling section, but the first portion of it is pretty simple. Get down to the lever to open the door and enter the more difficult section.
  2. The first thing you have to contend with are rotating grinders. Slip underneath them as they come by and move forward to avoid getting hurt.
  3. You’ll push down a little further. When you come to a big baby hanging from the ceiling, get in close and pummel it, or it’ll spit up gunk all over you repeatedly, which hurts.
  4. Past that, you’ll jump over some spikes. In between them, hold back your jump and wait for some kind of flying head monster to go past you. If you jump into it, it can knock you into the spikes and instant death.
  5. Proceed on to the elevator. At the top, watch out for the zombie attack. Fight him off and grab the lead pipe that’s waiting for you there. Wade through the enemies until you get to the raised platform.
  6. Time your way through the slicing traps. You’ll wade through some more ghouls and hit another huge baby. Watch out for its swinging kicks — wail it with your pipe.
  7. Drop down and you’ll punch your way through some more ghouls before you come to some traps that look like fan blades. Again, just time your way through with careful movements.
  8. Past those, you’ll see a switch on the ground that’s deactivated, and a number of stopped traps. Roll under them and push through the enemies to the lever at the far end.
  9. Now you have to navigate your way back. This is actually easier than it looks — the traps are slightly faster, so you can run at full speed instead of throttling back. Jump over the slicing trap that rises from the floor, and time your way back to the spinning grinders. Through them, just hit the switch and you can move up.
  10. When the lift is done rising, you’ll have to jump to different handholds. Just watch the tentacle things above each spot for when their spikes come out, and jump when they retract. It’s easy all the way up, although there’s one spot where the spike goes straight at the handhold, so be careful. At the top, you’re clear all the way to the exit door.
  11. PHOTO: Follow the hallway past the heart until you get to the sealed door. Punch the boxes to the left of it to reveal the photo on the ground.
  12. Through the next door, you’ll hit a room with another Guardian mouth. This looks more difficult than it is (or maybe it doesn’t even look difficult). Snag the spiky guys and throw them into the mouth. Knock the ghouls back if they give you trouble. Shouldn’t take long.
  13. Through the mouth, you’ll hit a cutscene. The next room has a series of doors and switches, all of which you need to activate to advance. Start with the one on the right, in the corner behind the main door at the center of the room.
  14. PHOTO: When you pry open these doors, you’ll see the photo at the end of the hallway. You’ll also probably hear growling — that’s the sound of a blue ghoul, and it’ll try to ambush you as you enter. Stay back and catch it on your terms. Then run down and get the photo.
  15. Backtrack to the main room and go to the opposite door, the one on the left of the sealed door. Pry that open and follow the hallway all the way back down to the room at the end, which has a lever you need to activate.
  16. GRAMOPHONE: Also, check the back left corner of the room as you enter, to the left of the door, for this gramophone.
  17. Backtrack again. Facing the back of the room, there are two more doors to pry open. Start on the left — inside, there’s another lever.
  18. GRAMOPHONE: Don’t miss the gramophone immediately to the left of the door as you enter, as well.
  19. That’s actually the last door. You can pry open the final one, but there’s nothing actually behind it. Head to the sealed door and it’ll open before you. As you head into the next room, notice that there are four spikes to impale enemies on. Hit the switch in the middle.
  20. That starts the room filling with spiky guys. Start with the impaling as you see fit — just be sure you don’t get killed while you’re doing it.
  21. Once you have two guys on spikes, a demon will burst through the wall to challenge you. You can fight it or go on with your impalings, since you need four total, but you’ll have to do both eventually.
  22. A powerful way to deal with the demon is to start a combo on it with regular attacks, and work in the Splatter Slash for massive damage. It’s best used while the enemy is staggered from your other punches, because he’ll dodge it otherwise.
  23. You shouldn’t have too hard a time dealing with this guy. When he’s dead and your impalements are made, hit the switch in the center of the room again to start all the bodies on fire. That’ll open the door for you.
  24. PHOTO: Move to the end of the next hall and pry open the door. the photo is waiting in the center of the elevator. Hit the lever when you’ve got it.
  25. When you’re on the elevator, you’ll be fighting ghouls and other enemies but with a different goal than usual. Rather than attack you directly, many of the enemies will ignore you and go for the winches on either side of the elevator. If those sustain too much damage (from either them, or you), the elevator will fall and you’ll die.
  26. So your job here is actually to defend the winches. The elevator will stop every so often, and you’ll be inundated with ghouls and a zombie at the first stop. The ghouls are meant to attack the winches — the zombie is meant to slow you down.
  27. TIP: Deal with enemies without damaging the winches with the grab move, which pretty much instantly annihilates ghouls.
  28. Kill the first group and hit the lever again. You’ll get two zombies and a flood of ghouls the second time you stop, and it’s going to be a tougher win. Do your best to kill the ghouls fast so they can’t do much damage.
  29. The third and final stop sees three zombies to start, plus one more later on, and a bunch of ghouls. Again, the ghouls are your priority, so try to knock the zombies back while you deal with them. When everything is dead, the elevator will rise to the top and stop.
  30. At the end of the hallway, you’ll find a big open room with a console to smash. Breaking it starts a protracted fight with several of the butcher type enemies. They come out in waves from the various tubes scattered around the room, along with ghouls.
  31. You won’t struggle too hard here, at least at first. You’ll fight a pair of butchers, then three, then four until they’re all dead, and ghouls will be mixed in. You know how to handle them — just keep pummeling away until all are dead.
  32. The door opens and two of the big-armed snail monsters show up. These guys are also well within your ability to handle by now, but one neat trick is to get them to bunch up and then activate the Splatter Slash to deal a ton of damage to both at once. Then you can separate and kill them. Exit by the door when you’re done.
  33. PHOTO: Immediately after you go through the door, you’ll be in a room with some tanks that are broken on the left. Check the left corner behind the door, immediately to the left of when you enter the room, for this phase’s last photo.
  34. GRAMOPHONE: Now do the same thing, only opposite — check the right back corner for your next gramophone. It’s behind some boxes.
  35. There’s nothing more to do. Follow the hallway all the way to the end, breaking boxes to get to boreworms as you go. At the end, you’ll have the Phase-ending boss fight.

Boss Fight: Giant Gorilla Monster

  1. Like the living doll a while back, this enemy is all about frontal attacks, which means you’ll want to be getting around the side of it to kill it. Specifically, it seems the best place to be is the right side (the big hammer-hand side), and the best time to attack is right after the boss makes a swing with its’ non-hammer hand.
  2. What you want to do is try to get the monster to swing its hammer hand in a wide arc toward you, and roll when it does so to the right. Roll twice to get in close, and the boss should swing with its other hand, then slam it down. This is when you want to attack with strong punches or Splatter Slash moves (though you should save your blood).
  3. Keep up this pattern, but make sure
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