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        Silent Scope: Playstation 2 Version - FAQ/Walkthrough Version 1.3
        By: Minesweeper (Nathan Norris) Email:  minesweeper1@hotmail.com
                                                minesweeper2@hotmail.com
    
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    Last updated:  8/14/02
    
    Table of Contents
    
    1:  Introduction
    2:  Revision History
    3:  Game Rules and Other Stuff
    4:  Walkthrough for Story Mode
    5:  Walkthrough for Time Trials
    6:  Thanks
    7:  E-mail Policy
    7:  Copyright
    
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    1:  Introduction
    
    Hello, and welcome to Minesweeper's Silent Scope FAQ for the Playstation 2.
    I am here to train you in the fine art of video game sniping.  You will take
    on a variety of sniping challenges throughout the game, including rooftop
    shooting, highway chases, and even sniping during a parachute drop, all
    leading to the ultimate (and typical) goal of rescuing the President and his
    family.  Read on to learn the knowledge needed to defeat these challenges.
    
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    2:  Revision History
    
    Version 1.0 12/19/00 - First Edition
    
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    Version 1.1 7/22/01 - Added a new standard copyright present on all other
    guides I have made as well as a new e-mail policy that will be on every
    guide.
    
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    Version 1.2 11/26/01 - Just a small copyright revision concerning
    psxcodez.com hosting my guides.
    
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    Version 1.3 8/14/02 I have a small copyright revision today and a new email 
    address.  http://faqs.ign.com may now host my guides, and my new email 
    address is minesweeper2@hotmail.com.
    
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    3:  Game Rules and Other Stuff
    
    NORMAL MODE CONTROLS
    
    MOVE SCOPE - Control Pad or Left Analog Stick.  Very important movement.
    Without this you would only be able to shoot straight ahead.  Now how much
    fun is that?
    
    SHOOT - X or R1.  Another important movement.  Without this you couldn't
    shoot at all.  Then you would just be a helpless observer with a fancy
    telescope.
    
    INCREASE SCOPE SPEED - Square.  I don't use this much, since I think the
    scope is fast enough already.  Plus, the scope jerks like a squirrel when
    you use it.
    
    DECREASE SCOPE SPEED - Triangle.  Excellent for precision shots like the
    last guard before Scorpion in the Downtown level.
    
    TURN OFF SCOPE - Hold Circle.  You will be doing this a lot because the
    regular scope is just too slow to keep on all the time.  This will turn off
    the scope but your aiming circle moves very quickly.  Also won't obscure the
    targeting circles.
    
    PAUSE - Start.  I think I don't have to describe this.
    
    I won't describe the Professional Controls because I never use them.
    
    YOUR GUN
    
    Your gun is a PSG1.  It has 5 bullets per clip.  When you run out of
    bullets, you will automatically reload for about a 2-second duration.  Your
    gun can only fire 1 bullet per second.  If you try to shoot faster, your
    lieutenant will yell at you to calm down.f
    
    LIFE METER
    
    You have a life meter in this game, preset at three boxes of life per
    continue.  If you are hit by a bullet, then you will lose half of a box.
    Projectiles, like rockets or grenades take a whole box!  Yeowch!  Bosses
    LOVE projectiles, so you must be fast during boss scenes.  Otherwise, you
    may have to waste a continue.  Innocents are running around too, and if you
    hit them, you will lose a whole box!  But there are also certain innocents
    who are beautiful ladies.  If you look at them with your scope, you will
    receive a box back in return.  Not bad!  I will point out where the ladies
    are during the scenes in my walkthrough.
    
    You do not have a life meter in Time Attack, so you won't be hurt by enemy
    hits or accidentally hitting innocents and you have nothing to gain for
    looking for the ladies.
    
    DESCRIPTION OF LEVEL GOALS
    
    In every level, the goal is to get to the end of the level by killing the
    enemies and defeat the boss character of the level.  You will have a time
    limit also against you, so you must move quickly.  The time limit makes this
    game exciting, but it can be annoying at first. It is usually the clock that
    kills you more often than the enemies because most enemies take a long time
    to take aim and hit you.  For every enemy you kill, you receive a time
    bonus, usually 2 or 3 extra seconds.  While there are many enemies
    everywhere, there are also innocents everywhere too.  Do not hit them!
    Bosses also tend to use innocents as shields, so your aim must be dead on.
    
    ACCURACY AND POINTS
    
    These two are connected together.  How many enemies you kill in a row, or
    hit streak, determines the point value of enemies.  There is an equation to
    determine how many points you will earn, which I will give to you.  Heh, who
    knew algebra would do us some good in the real world!
    
    Enemy's value + (Enemy's value * Hit Streak) = Points earned
    
    For example, if you hit an enemy worth 100 points after hiting 3 enemies in
    a row previously, then:
    
    100 + (100 * 3)
    100 + 300
    400
    
    You would earn 400 points for that particular shot.  Wait!  There's more.
    If you hit the enemy in the head, then the points earned will be doubled!
    For example:
    
    [100 + (100 * 3)] * 2
    [100 + 300] * 2
    400 * 2
    800
    
    The hit would net you 800 points!  Don't go yet, there's still more!  You
    occasionally have the chance to double hit enemies.  That is, the bullet you
    fire travels through the first enemy and hits an enemy behind him.  Any part
    of the guards, it doesn't matter.  The point value of both guards,
    accounting with your hit streak, will be quadrupled!  Here is an equation to
    go with it.  (No!  Don't give us more algebra!)
    
    ([First enemy's value + (First enemy's value * Hit streak)] + [Second
    enemy's value + (Second enemy's value * Hit streak)]) * 4 = points earned
    
    For example, you hit two enemies worth 400 points and you have a hit streak
    of 2.  So:
    
    ([400 + (400 * 2)] + [400 + (400 * 2)]) * 4
    ([400 + 800] + [400 + 800]) * 4
    (1200 + 1200) * 4
    2400 * 4
    9600
    
    The shot would net you 9600 points!  Wow!  So if you want real high scores,
    never shoot unless you are sure the bullet will hit its mark.  Also if you
    want a high score, never continue unless you are near the beginning of the
    game.  Why?  Because you will lose all the points you earned before you
    continue, and you definitely don't want that.
    
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    4:  Walkthrough for Story Mode
    
    DOWNTOWN - PART 1
    
    This level has three possible routes that are chosen at random.  I will
    describe each one separately.
    
    ROUTE 1 - Balcony behind terrorists
    
    All five of the terrorists have their backs to you, and are too busy
    concentrating on the policemen shooting at them, so you can easily pick them
    off without much fuss.  If you do miss one narrowly, though, he will spot
    you and start going for you.  So only shoot at them if you are sure you will
    hit them.  This applies to every enemy in this level except for the ones
    backing up Scorpion and the ones on the same rooftop as you.  During the
    very first scene, a policeman might be able to hit an enemy for you.  To
    save time, take them all out from the left to the right.
    
    After disposing of all the enemies on the street, your view will shift to
    the top of the building on the right of the screen.  There are three enemies
    up there.  The one on the right is just walking around, but he will spot you
    if you take too long.  The other two in the center and left are hard to hit
    due to the fact the building almost completely covers them.  Wait till they
    expose themselves to shoot them.
    
    Now the camera will pan to the rooftop of a building on the other side of
    the street.  There are two enemies there.  The building hides most of them,
    so you again might want to wait until they stand up to shoot.
    
    You will now automatically go to the rooftop to snipe more enemies.  The
    first building you see has one enemy shooting at the cops, and the other guy
    is walking around near the air conditioning unit.  The shooter is no problem
    because he stays in one spot, but if you miss the walker or take too long he
    will hide behind something.  Now you will have to wait until he comes out to
    hit him.  You can also spot a lady by the pool if you want another life box.
    
    The camera will go to a large, dark blue building where a single enemy is.
    His position is well protected, so be sure to take careful aim.
    
    The camera will turn around to face two guards who have already seen you!
    This time don't bother using the scope.  You can either shoot them both
    quickly to keep your hit streak, or you can shoot twice at them to scare
    them from shooting.  Do either one fast before they have a chance to hit
    you.
    
    After they are dead, you will see a lone enemy on the building next to
    yours.  Take him out.  The camera will again rotate to face a single enemy
    on the rooftop with you.  He has his back to you, so you can get him easily.
    
    Now you face the last guard.  He is on a building very far away, so take
    extra care in this shot.  When he is dead, you are confronted with a choice
    of paths.  I will describe them after I have described the other possible
    routes.
    
    ROUTE 2 - Window with Boards Next to It
    
    All five of the terrorists are too busy concentrating on the policemen
    shooting at them, so you can easily pick them off without much fuss.  If you
    do miss one narrowly, though, he will spot you and start going for you.  So
    only shoot at them if you are sure you will hit them.  This applies to every
    enemy in this level except for the ones backing up Scorpion and the ones on
    the same rooftop as you.  During the very first scene, a policeman might be
    able to hit an enemy for you.  To save time, take them all out from the left
    to the right.
    
    The camera will now look up to the building across the street from you.  Two
    enemies are shooting at the police below.  They are easy targets, but when
    you shoot one of them, the other guy will start looking for you.  Take him
    out quickly.
    
    You are now looking at another building with two other enemies sniping at
    the police.  This time, the other guy won't notice when you hit his friend.
    Shoot them down.
    
    You will now proceed to the roof.  You face a building with three guards all
    walking around.  There is a chance for a double hit here too because two
    enemies are walking close together in the open.  The other enemy is by
    himself near the air conditioning unit.  Very likely one of the guards will
    start searching for you unless you are very fast.  They only crouch down
    near one of the structures if they do start looking though.  You should be
    able to easily gun them all down because they leave themselves wide open all
    the time.
    
    Now you will look to another building with a single enemy walking around.
    Hit him before he gets a chance to hide and waste your precious time.  There
    is also a lady by the swimming pool to look at.
    
    The next two enemies are on a building far away, meaning you will have to
    aim carefully.  After you shoot one of them, the other guard will also start
    looking around for you, so shoot the other guy fast.
    
    Another duo are your next victims.  They are difficult to hit because they
    are walking and the building shields their lower half.  You may want to hit
    one of them and then wait for the other guy to crouch down.
    
    Now you face the last guard.  He is on a building very far away, so take
    extra care in this shot.  When he is dead, you are confronted with a choice
    of paths.  I will describe them after I have described the other possible
    routes.
    
    ROUTE 3 - Window with Nothing
    
    All five of the terrorists are too busy concentrating on the policemen
    shooting at them, so you can easily pick them off without much fuss.  If you
    do miss one narrowly, though, he will spot you and start going for you.  So
    only shoot at them if you are sure you will hit them.  This applies to every
    enemy in this level except for the ones backing up Scorpion and the ones on
    the same rooftop as you.  During the very first scene, a policeman might be
    able to hit an enemy for you.  To save time, take them all out from the left
    to the right.
    
    The camera will now look way up to see two enemies shooting at the police.
    They are difficult to hit because the building shields all of their lower
    half and most of their upper half.  Wait until they stand up before
    shooting.
    
    You will now face two buildings with three enemies on them.  Again they are
    all quite hard to hit because of the cover the building gives them.  You can
    see more of them than the last two. but you might want to wait until they
    stand before shooting.
    
    You will now automatically go to the rooftop to snipe more enemies.  The
    first building you see has one enemy shooting at the cops, and the other guy
    is walking around near the air conditioning unit.  The shooter is no problem
    because he stays in one spot, but if you miss the walker or take too long he
    will hide behind something.  Now you will have to wait until he comes out to
    hit him.
    
    Next there are two enemies on a building far away, but they have to expose
    themselves almost completely before they can shoot.  Plus, they aren't very
    well covered either when they crouch.  You should be able to make quick work
    of them.
    
    You face a single guard on a building.  He won't be much trouble if you aim
    carefully.
    
    The next building you see has one enemy shooting at the cops, and the other
    guy is walking around near the air conditioning unit.  The shooter is no
    problem because he stays in one spot, but if you miss the walker or take too
    long he will hide behind something.  Now you will have to wait until he
    comes out to hit him.  You can also spot a lady by the pool if you want
    another life box.
    
    Now you face the last guard.  He is on a building very far away, so take
    extra care in this shot.  When he is dead, you are confronted with a choice
    of paths.
    
    DOWNTOWN - PART 2
    
    *****WHAT'S YOUR NEXT MOVE?*****
    
    ROUTE 1 - Tower Building
    ROUTE 2 - Air Battle
    ROUTE 3 - Stadium
    
    ROUTE 1 - Tower Building
    
    BOSS:  SCORPION WITH THE ROCKET LAUNCHER
    
    You are picked up by a helicopter to face Scorpion with a rocket launcher on
    top of the tower building.  He requires 5 hits to the body, or 1 hit to the
    head to kill.  There are several other snipers backing him up.  He also has
    the First Lady tied up near him, so be careful not to hit her.  He is
    difficult to hit because the helicopter is constantly circling the building.
      To kill him quickly with minimal life loss, ignore everything but
    Scorpion.  You have nothing to gain from hitting the snipers except for a
    measly 2 second time bonus.  Aim a bit to the right of him and you should
    hit him.  If he manages to get a rocket off, ignore it because it is
    difficult to hit and will give Scorpion time to get another rocket ready.
    After you shoot him enough, he staggers over the side of the building and
    has the most fake scream I have ever heard.  Go down to the Highway section.
    
    ROUTE 2 - Air Battle
    
    BOSS:  SCORPION WITH THE JET FIGHTER
    
    You are picked up by a helicopter to face Scorpion in his jet fighter.
    Yeah, you heard me right, jet fighter.  He requires 30 hits to the fighter,
    5 hits to his body, or 1 hit to his head.  The easiest way to kill him is to
    first empty whatever is left in your clip to the plane, then wait for
    Scorpion to turn and face you the first time.  Quickly empty all your
    bullets into the cockpit and hopefully Scorpion.  He will probably be
    severly damaged or dead if your aim is good.  If you fail to kill him but he
    has only 1-5 health left, then simply kill him by shooting the plane till it
    crashes.  If you fail to kill him and he has something like 10+ health, then
    I recommend restarting since he swoops all over the place and he only
    exposes the cockpit for short amounts of time for the rest of the battle.
    After you shoot him up enough, he crashes into the streets below in a
    spectacular explosion.  Go down to the Highway section.
    
    ROUTE 3 - Stadium
    
    You are picked up by a helicopter and flown to the football stadium.  Read
    below in the Stadiun section.  Only take this route if you are a Silent
    Scope demigod, or if you want to play the Hotel level.
    
    STADIUM
    
    BOSS:  COBRA
    
    The helicopter flies over to the stadium and stops above it, giving you a
    good shot at Cobra.  He requires 5 shots to the body, or 1 shot to the head.
      He will not shoot at you.  What makes this level so hard is because he is
    carrying the President's daughter on his back (!) and the football players
    are all trying to tackle him.  Plus, Cobra runs very fast.  In the first
    scene, if you aim at his legs you might hit him, but he bobs and weaves a
    lot.  Take too long, and the scene will shift, and enemy snipers will start
    shooting at you.  Ignore them and concentrate on Cobra.  If you need more
    health, then you can look at the cheerleaders on the sidelines for more.  If
    you manage to kill him, he collapses to the ground and releases the
    President's daughter.  If you don't kill him in time, he runs out the exit
    to a waiting car.  Move on down to the last part of the Highway section if
    this happens.
    
    HIGHWAY
    
    The helicopter flies over a jeep driven by a policeman and drops you in it.
    This level can be hard at first due to wind and the fact you and guards are
    in vehicles traveling at high speeds.  You must shoot ahead of guards to hit
    them, usually about half a foot.  Killing the enemies also creates more
    problems.   Sometimes the dead enemies will fall in front of your jeep.  The
    driver will run over the bodies, but this causes the vehicle to jerk
    suddenly, throwing off your aim.  There are also hills and sharp curves that
    will interfere with your shooting.  Another bad thing about this level is
    randomly arranged traffic.  Your driver and the enemy drivers will
    automatically avoid the traffic, but this also means that the enemy vehicles
    will never be arranged the same way every time through.  There are two kinds
    of vehicles that will attack you in this level, not including  the
    helicopter and Cobra's ones.
    
    The first is a pickup.  There will be two guys standing in the bed, one
    usually is bald and wears a tan shirt.  The other guy is a regular foot
    soldier.  Beware the tan man, because he has the ability to throw grenades.
    The grenades are not that hard to hit because they are fairly large and
    often bounce in a straight line, but they can also chop off a full box of
    life if you don't hit them.  Not only that, but shooting them resets your
    hit streak.  Each pickup is also driven by a foot soldier.  If you shoot the
    driver, the truck will crash, killing everyone on it at the same time.
    Another one-hit kill to destroy everyone on the pickup is to shoot one of
    the tires.  Anyplace on the tire, it doesn't matter. They are often hard to
    hit because the trucks are usually directly behind or in front of you, but
    every now and then, one will drive up alongside you.  The benefit for
    shooting the tire is that they have a base value of 400 points!
    
    The second kind of vehicle is a van that says "Eat Juicy Meat" on the side
    ;)  There can be up to three guards in a van, and one of them will always be
    a bald grenade chucker.  It is impossible to shoot the drivers of the vans,
    but you can still hit the tires.  Plus the tires are about twice as wide as
    the ones on the pickups, so you will have an easier time hitting them.
    Let's begin with the walkthrough.
    
    You are immediately confronted by a pickup.  How you pass this truck
    determines the pattern of vehicles for the rest of the level.  I will
    describe each route.
    
    ROUTE 1 - Destroyed the Truck With a One-hit Kill Shot
    
    After the pickup is gone, you will turn around to see a single truck coming
    in from behind.  Destroy it any way you wish, and then you will face off
    against two pickups at the same time.  If you're feeling lucky, you can try
    to shoot at the people or the tires when you pass between them.
    
    After they are gone, the helicopter comes.  It takes 5 shots to the body, or
    1 shot to the rotor to destroy it.  The helicopter is equipped with dual
    machine guns and rocket launchers.
    
    It also swoops all over the place,  only pausing to take aim.  As long as
    you keep hitting the chopper, it will seldom shoot at you.  The pilot seemed
    to be thinking that you wouldn't return fire with just a sniper rifle.  Make
    him pay for that mistake.
    
    After the helicopter crashes, a truck comes zooming in from behind.  He will
    drive towards you very quickly until he is almost alongside, giving you an
    easy shot at the tires.  When the pickup's gone, a van with three guards
    will appear from ahead, after destroying the welcoming grenades that are
    thrown at you, look around for a pink convertible with a lady in it.  After
    snagging the extra life, go for the van.  When it is gone, Cobra appears in
    his convertible.  I'll describe how to beat him after I tell about the other
    path.
    
    ROUTE 2 - Destroyed the Truck by Shooting the Men in the Back
    
    While the pickup is going away, a van appears from the front, carrying two
    guards.  After you kill them and the van leaves, a truck will zoom past to
    team up with a van carrying a single guard.
    
    When you make the vehicles leave, the helicopter comes.  It takes 5 shots to
    the body, or 1 shot to the rotor to destroy it.  The helicopter is equipped
    with dual machine guns and rocket launchers.
    
    It also swoops all over the place,  only pausing to take aim.  As long as
    you keep hitting the chopper, it will seldom shoot at you.  The pilot seemed
    to be thinking that you wouldn't return fire with just a sniper rifle.  Make
    him pay for that mistake.
    
    After you wreck the chopper, a pickup zooms in from behind.  When you get
    rid of it, a truck comes in from ahead driving on the wrong side of the
    road.  He will pull up alongside you.  There may be a railing covering the
    tires, but you can still shoot through it to hit them.  When that pickup
    leaves, the final truck arrives.  After getting rid of it, Cobra appears in
    his convertible.
    
    BOSS:  COBRA
    
    People who chose the Stadium route at Downtown start reading here.  He takes
    5 shots to the body or 1 shot to the head.  This battle with Cobra is far
    easier than the one at the Stadium.  He has nobody backing him up this time.
      He can either shoot at you or throw grenades.  At this point, you have
    probably reached the area of the highway with the really sharp curves.  You
    must aim a full foot ahead of him to hit him.  Also be careful not to hit
    the President's daughter he has brought along for the ride.  After he takes
    enough damage, the car will spin out and he will fall out the back, probably
    breaking every bone in his body...
    
    ..or does it?  Cobra survived the fall and he has now hijacked an 18
    wheeler in the hopes of making you a greasy stain on the pavement.  And for
    some reason, your driver is too stupid to take off and get you both out of
    harm's way.  He takes 30 shots to the vehicle, 5 shots to the body, or 1
    shot to the head.  The only way to stop him from hitting you is to shoot him
    in the body, but if you hit him to early, he will recover from the bullet
    and hit you anyway.  I hope you have at least two bullets left in the clip
    after the first battle, or be prepared to get a box of life chopped off.
    When you gain control, quickly break the windshield, and then even more
    quickly hit Cobra in his body before he can ram you.  If you did both of
    these things, he will pass by, narrowly missing you.  While he is driving
    away, shoot the truck to weaken him, and when he makes a U-turn, go for his
    body.  I believe when he turns around, his body is lined up with the bottom
    of the highest stripe painted on the side of the trailer, so aim about
    there.  Pound Cobra with bullets before he has a chance to ram you again.
    If he is still alive, he will zip past and will hurt you if you hit him too
    early, or he won't hurt you if you shot him late enough.  He will continue
    to drive in this same pattern for the rest of the battle until you or him
    are dead.  When he has taken enough hits,  the truck will flip over and blow
    up.  You know he's not going to walk away from that, unless he's the T-1000
    from Terminator 2.  Afterwards, you are confronted with a choice of paths.
    I'll tell about them after the Hotel section.
    
    HOTEL
    
    Only people who chose the Stadium Route need look at this section.  The
    First Lady has been captured by the terrorists and they are hiding her
    somewhere in the building.  You have to identify and snipe all the enemies
    through their hotel windows without accidentally harming innocents.  It is
    much harder than it sounds because you have to find the right windows out of
    the dozens of other windows.  Plus, all the characters will be randomly
    arranged every game.  However, if you are taking a long time, your luitenant
    will spot one of them for you.  The only benefit from taking this route is
    that four out of the five terrorists you must snipe are worth 400 points,
    and the last one is worth 800!  Let's begin.
    
    The first two terrorists look like this:  a dark-skinned guy wearing a red
    shirt, and a white guy with a ponytail wearing a black suit.  They are
    relatively easy to spot because their dark clothes contrast heavily with the
    brightly lit windows, they stand still unless you shoot at them and miss,
    and most of the innocents don't wear red or black.
    
    After killing them, you will move to another side of the hotel with three
    enemies to snipe this time.  These are their descriptions:  A blond man
    wearing a black shirt, a brown-haired man wearing a blue shirt, and a bald
    man wearing a white suit (who is the one worth 800 points).  There are also
    some ladies to spot in the windows for more life boxes, though I don't know
    how many.  It is much harder this time because you are farther away from the
    windows, the terrorists move from window to window, and the innocents are
    wearing clothes with similar colors to the terrorists.  The bald man is the
    worst because the light color of his suit allows him to blend in with the
    bright windows.  Maybe that's why he's worth 800 points :)  Don't forget
    they could be walking around on the balconies.  After killing the three,
    Hornet appears on the highest balcony.
    
    BOSS:  HORNET
    
    Man, I hate Hornet.  He takes 5 shots to the body, or 1 shot to the head.
    Hornet is very cheap because he runs very fast and needs only one or two
    seconds to stop running and hit you with his sniper rifle before taking off
    again.  Plus there's that annoying trio of statues he likes to hide behind
    and make it hard to predict where he will run next.  Like all other bosses,
    you should forget about his backup men and concentrate on Hornet.  If Hornet
    does hide behind a statue, then look for the red arrows that appear on the
    edge of the scope.  Sometimes they point to one of his backup men, but
    usually they point to him, allowing you to turn the tables.  Try to keep
    Hornet in your sights as much as possible so he doesn't have a chance to run
    in a different direction when you can't see him.  He has one flaring
    weakness, though.  If you hit Hornet, he will be momentarily stunned from
    the force of the bullet, allowing you to hit him multiple times before he
    gets a chance to zip off somewhere else.  If you do manage to catch him with
    a lucky hit, pound on him so he doesn't get a chance to hide again.  After
    taking enough punishment, he collapses dead and you win.  Afterwards, you
    are given another choice of paths.
    
    NIGHT-VISION:  OUTSIDE
    
    You are planning to infiltrate the enemy base, but you must choose how you
    will break in.
    
    *****WHAT'S YOUR NEXT MOVE?*****
    
    ROUTE 1 - Through the Woods
    ROUTE 2 - By Parachuting In
    
    ROUTE 1 - Through the Woods
    
    Choose this route if you are a newbie or don't like the idea of sniping
    while parachuting.  You won't have targeting circles on enemies
    automatically like other levels, but that is okay because you can still
    shoot at the flashlights and the laser sights the guards have.  If they do
    start shooting, then a circle will appear over them.  Beware, because some
    of the guards carry flash grenades that will blind your nightsight scope if
    they use them.  Now with the walkthrough of this part.
    
    When you start, there will be two guards searching the bushes on the left
    and two searching on the small hill to the right.  Kill them all and shoot
    the infrared sensor your lieutenant asks you to destroy.
    
    You will run up the hill and now be standing on a road.  There are three
    guards, the one on the left at medium distance, the one in the center at
    long range, and the one on the right is up close.  Beware them, because they
    tend to spot you even before the walking animation ends.  You may not see
    the guard in the middle, but I promise you he is there.  When they are dead,
    you will move down the road a bit and there will be more guards.  There are
    two on the road very far away and one hiding in the brush to the right of
    the pavement.  They can also spot you before you get into a firing position
    so be fast in shooting them.  When they are gone, you go into the woods
    again.
    
    Your first grenade-throwing guard is here.  Wait for the light to die away
    before you hit the guard hiding behind the ridge to the right and the one
    behind the tree near the center.  You will run on some more before
    confronting another group a bit uphill from you.  Especially watch out for
    the guard that hides behind the tree near the middle.  When they are dead,
    you will be standing next to the swimming pool.  You can look at the
    beautiful ladies on the far left if you wish for more life boxes.  Shoot the
    power box to proceed further.  The ladies will run for the building when the
    lights go out.
    
    ROUTE 2 - By Parachuting In
    
    This route should be avoided at all costs unless you have played it numerous
    times and have practiced a lot.  You don't have to kill every enemy in this
    scene, in fact, it's really hard just to kill a couple of them.  Instead of
    the enemies, go after the searchlights, because if you are spotted, you'll
    get ripped apart by the several or so guards on the ground below.  You don't
    have to hit the light itself, any part will do.  You can even destroy it by
    shooting the platform it's rotating on.  If you manage to hit all the
    spotlights before you are seen, I promise that none of the guards will even
    think of shooting off a bullet, no matter how many times you narrowly miss
    them.
    
    That pretty much covers what you will be doing for most of the parachute
    part, now I will say some of the special events for this level.  Once you
    get to the swimming pool, you'll have to destroy the power box to shut off
    all the lights.  You can spot two ladies at the pool for one extra life box.
      At first they are sitting next to the pool, and after the lights go out,
    they will run towards the building.
    
    ROUTE 1 AND ROUTE 2 JOIN TOGETHER HERE
    
    Shoot the three guards hiding on the balconies.  Be careful of the lower
    left one, he can use flash grenades.  When they are dead, you will see two
    guards near the pavilion and one still on the balcony who has flash
    grenades.  After shooting them, you will look back at the burning power box.
      You can clearly see two guards over there because the dark clothes they
    wear contrast heavily with the bright firelight.
    
    BOSS:  TOM AND JERRY
    
    Don't let the name fool you.  They are two of the deadliest bosses in the
    game.  They each take 5 shots to the body, or 1 shot to the head.  You
    cannot hit them while they are hiding behind trees, even if you clearly see
    them.  If they sense you looking at them, they will run across the open
    space between the rows of trees.  This is when you catch them.  Similar to
    Hornet, they can't move for a short time if they are hit.  So you must force
    them from their hiding places by looking at them, and then shooting them up
    while they attempt to cross through the open.  Hit them once, and then
    repeatedly shoot them while they are stunned.  If you are having a hard time
    spotting them in the dark, then shoot the exploding crates in the alcove
    they appeared from.  The crates will bathe the place in light, clearly
    exposing them for you to shoot.  However, if you use the crates, your hit
    streak will reset, so don't do this if you are after points.  When they are
    dead, you will enter the building through a window someone conviniently left
    open.
    
    NIGHT-VISION:  INSIDE
    
    This is a tough level because you are in thick darkness most of the time,
    and the guards will often hide completely behind objects, or exposing only
    an arm or a leg.  Also beware the maids, who will randomly pop up to run
    across the screen, or stand still in the midst of a firefight, interfering
    with your aim.  The terrific thing about this place is that a lot of the
    enemies offer up a 400 or even 800 basic value!  There are regular foot
    soldiers, guys wearing suits and shades, and the bald men from the Highway
    level, they are worth only 100 points.  The guys wearing suits and have a
    ponytail are worth 400 points.  And the most valuable, guys wearing a blue
    or black shirt carrying a shotgun, they hand out 800 points!  This level
    becomes easier though if you turn off your lights while playing it.
    
    The level begins with your lieutenant saying he can't help you anymore
    because he is under attack.  Oh well, he didn't even give you that much help
    when he could help you.  You are already confronted by three guards, one
    hides behind a chair on the far right, a guard hides further back behind
    another chair, and the last guard hides behind the edge of the counter on
    the far left.  After defeating these three, another trio will appear near
    the back wall, all of them taking cover behind the table and chairs in the
    middle of the screen.  When they are dead, you will turn to face the
    counter.  There is a guard to the right and another running to hide on the
    left.  Be careful not to hit the maid cowering in fright.  After you have
    dealt with them, you will run over to the doors at the end of this room.
    Both guards here are on the far left of the screen, one standing in the
    open, and the other behind him taking cover at the door.
    
    You will enter the first hall after defeating them.  There is one guard
    hiding near the columns on the right, two standing in the center of the
    hall, and the last taking cover near the columns on the left.  Kill them all
    from right to left and you won't have much trouble.  Now you will be facing
    off with two guys holding shotguns.  If you want mega points, go for the
    head shot.  They are both worth 800 points!  After taking them down, you
    will go around the corner they seemed to be defending and there will be two
    pony-tailed men standing in a room at the end of the hall.  Snipe them both
    to begin the infamous Battle for the Dormitories and Staircase.
    
    One pony-tailed man is hiding at the foot of the stairs, another foot
    soldier is to the left of the column on the lower floor, and there are two
    guards on the balcony towards the right side of it, standing next to each
    other.  When they are dead, you will run up the stairs a bit until you stop
    to look up.  There is a guy on the immediate left of the chandalier, another
    guy to the immediate right of it, and the last one is looking over the
    balcony in the upper right of the screen.  You will then run up some more to
    turn around and look at two balconies.  The only people there are the two
    men on the lower balcony.
    
    When you snipe them, you will move up the stairs to the highest floor which
    has what I guess is the dormitories.   Watch out for the maid that might run
    in front of you here.  One guard hides around the corner to the left, and a
    shotgun man and a regular guard hide behind the stair railing to the right.
    You will then run around the corner and see a single man at the end of the
    hall after checking the first door to the left.  Kill him and you will run
    to the door he seemed to be guarding.  There are two guys here, one on the
    left near the bed and another on the right near the table.
    
    When they are dead, you will run across the hall to check another room, but
    when you look back, two guards have appeared near the corner of the wall on
    the right, and a single guard all by himself in the back left corner.  After
    this, you will hide in another room.  When you turn around to face the door,
    fire a blind shot through it.  You will most likely hit one of the three
    guards who was stupid enough to try to chase you.  Sometimes I even get a
    triple hit here!  Too bad you don't get extra points for that.  Anyway, kill
    the survivors and you will arrive at the next scene.  There is a lady in the
    middle of the room for more health.  A guy is hiding near the light stand to
    the right, another guy behind the table to the left, and last there is a guy
    who is in the open in front of the lady.  When you walk outside, there are
    two guards almost touching you on the balcony with you, and two other guys
    to the left behind the stair railing.  Now you will glance to the left, and
    there will be three guys standing together on the second floor's landing.
    
    Snipe them all and you will jump down to the lower balcony.  Now you will
    turn around.  There is one guy behind the railing right in front of you, a
    single guy on the lower balcony, and two guys on the upper balcony.  You
    will run down the stairs and there are two guys on the lower balcony, one to
    the right and the other in the center.  Then you will go down some more
    stairs, and you will look back up to see three guys standing along the
    staircase, on the left, right, and center.
    
    Hurray!  You survived the Battle for the Dormitories and Staircase!  Now you
    have reached another hallway.  There is one guy at medium distance, and
    three at long range at the other end of the hall.  When they are dead, you
    will take cover behind a door to take down two soldiers at the end of the
    hall.  You will then run down the hall a little more, and turn around to
    shoot two guards who tried to sneak up behind you.  Kill them quickly or a
    maid might run across the screen from the right, interfering with your aim.
    You will run way down the hall to see two guards on the right side of the
    hall, a possible double-hit, and a single guard hiding behind the columns to
    the left.  You will go down the hall a bit more, and a guard will charge out
    from the door you are hiding next to.  There is also a guard near the
    pillars to the right, and two guards in the middle of the hall.  When they
    are dead, you will charge down the hall to run around a corner where there
    are two guards on the left of the room, and one on the right of the room
    that might be next to a maid.
    
    After this, you will enter the dining room and the lights will snap on
    again.  Plus, you'll get those little colored circles back :)  There are
    three guys hiding behind the tables, left, center, and right as usual.  When
    they are dead, you will face two guards standing next to each other.  You
    can only hit one of them at a time because the other will hide behind the
    table after you kill one.  You'll turn around again, and there will be
    another formation of three guards to the left, center, and right.  Then you
    will face a door which two guys will charge out of.  Beware, a maid may run
    out with them as well.  Now there will be a single guard getting ready to
    jump out the door.  Shoot him in the foot when he sticks it out to save
    time.  You will run through the door and come to three elevators.  You now
    have to choose an elevator.
    
    *****WHAT'S YOUR NEXT MOVE?*****
    
    Left
    Center
    Right
    
    Each of the three doors conceals one of the three possible things:  An
    ambush, a lady, or nothing.  You will keep choosing doors until you find the
    one that is empty.  Then you will board the elevator and go to the next
    part.
    
    Always choose the right one first.  If you get a lady there, then choose the
    left one, because the right has an ambush.  If you get the ambush there,
    choose the one on the left if you want the lady, the center one is the empty
    one.  If you got the empty one, then forget the other elevators cuz you're
    going down.
    
    When you get the empty one and take it down, you will arrive in a warehouse.
      Be careful here, these guards here have pinpoint accuracy for some reason.
      You'll walk around a corner and an enemy will walk out from behind a
    forklift.  Shoot him, and you will run around another corner.  There will
    now be one guard to the right at close range, peeking around a container.
    Two others will be on the left, far away.  They won't even bother to hide.
    
    When they die, you will walk around yet another corner.  There are two
    guards on the walkway to the left, far away, plus the walkway is colored
    similar to their clothes, so they are difficult to see unless they are
    standing up.  There is also a single guard standing in the open in the
    middle, and a last guard to the right behind a crate.  Now you will be
    against the last group of guards in the game!  There is one to the left,
    another atop a crate in the middle, another to the right, and the last one
    who is on the far left and is REALLY far away and hides behind a wall.  When
    they are all dead, Monica comes.
    
    BOSS:  MONICA
    
    She is wearing bulletproof armor that covers every part of her body except
    her chest.  Her helmet CAN be shot off though for a head shot.  She needs 10
    shots to the chest, or 3 (!) shots to the head to die.  Also she is jumping
    all over the place.  When she bounces across the room to you, she uses her
    claws to slash you twice, a half-box taken off for each slash.  Then she
    backflips in a straight line and stops for a split second before leaping
    away again.
    
    She may seem impossible at first, but with this method, she can still
    aggravate you, but the battle becomes a little more fair.  First, DON'T
    shoot her on the first pass until she gets to you to slash.  Shoot her in
    the head once.  You might catch her in the head a second time if you are
    lucky.  If you don't get her then, then you can tag her in the head when she
    stops after backfliping away.  If you really suck, and don't get her at all,
    then just try to catch her in the head when she comes in to slash again.
    When you get rid of that helmet, she backflips over to the President, takes
    out a machine gun, and hides behind him while a crane carries crates over
    that interfere with your aim.  After the crates are in place, she comes out,
    and shoots at you in one of 3 ways:  She clings to the President's side and
    shoots at you, she comes out and sprays lead randomly all over the place, or
    she comes out and shoots straight at you.  When she does come out, look for
    an opening and shoot her in the head when you get an opportunity.  After she
    takes her third slug to the head, she collapses and dies.
    
    Then, the terrorist leader laughs behind bullet-proof glass at you saying
    you may have done very well, but he has a bomb set that will blow up the
    whole complex, and he has the detonator with him and could blow it at any
    time!  With that, he turns and heads for the exit.  Now you must shoot the
    glass until it breaks.  It will always break when you have one bullet left
    in your clip.  When it breaks, you will leap through and pursue the leader
    onto a dock at the rear of the complex.  He jumps onto a yacht and gets out
    of the blast range, but, like every other ignorant terrorist leader, he
    stops to gloat at you, and that leads to his downfall, or so you will
    determine.
    
    Now, you have one bullet left in your clip, and you must hit him in the
    head.  If you miss, he will blow the place.  Take careful aim, and ignore
    what he is shouting at you.  You have all the time in the world to target
    his head and fire.  If you hit him, enjoy the stupid good ending.  If you
    miss, enjoy the even stupider bad ending.
    
    Funny times I have caught him in his speech:  I know you're not coming for
    me.  * You must have only one bullet left.  * If you miss, * I will send you
    to * heaven * to *  join * your hero, * the President.
    
    * - times I have fired
    
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    5:  Walkthrough for Time Trials
    
    Since the Time Trials are simply toned-down versions of the mission levels,
    I will tell you to look there for advice.  Keep in mind you are graded on
    TIME, not accuracy or score.  And you have infinite health, but little time
    to finish the levels.  You must hurry as much as you can.
    
    EASY
    
    You are in the downtown area.  You will follow the path of the route where
    you start in the window with boards next to it.  There is one extra building
    added after the one that is usually last (the one with the one guard really
    far away.)  There are two guards walking around on it, and they will hide
    completely if you miss.  Then you will fight Scorpion with his rocket
    launcher.  After he dies, you must kill him again in his jet plane.  After
    he dies then, the level is over.
    
    MEDIUM
    
    You begin in the stadium.  It is exactly like the one from story mode with
    no extra features.  However, you MUST kill Cobra here or you will run out of
    time!  NO EXCEPTIONS!  Then you will go to the highway.  It will follow the
    route you get if you choose to destroy the first truck by sniping both
    guards and not a one-hit kill shot.  No extra suprises here either.  Then
    you must kill Cobra in the convertible and the 18 wheeler.  After he dies,
    you go to the hotel.  It is exactly the same too.  After you kill Hornet at
    the hotel, the level is over.
    
    HARD
    
    This level recieved the most modifications of all the levels.  You will skip
    over the parachute drop/forest walk to where you come to the swimming pool.
    No other differences outside.  When you get inside, most of the first few
    groups will have one less man to kill.  You will also skip over the stairs
    and upstairs parts.  The warehouse is also the same except you don't get to
    kill the terrorist leader after eliminating Monica.  The level ends when she
    dies.  You must kill her with head shots or you will run out of time.
    
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    6:  Thanks
    
    - Thanks to myself because if it wasn't for me, this FAQ wouldn't exist!
    - Thanks to my dad for giving me jobs to do to pay for my Playstation 2  and
    this game!
    - Thanks to Konami!  Keep up the good work and release the home version of
    Silent Scope 2.
    - BIG, Big thanks to GameFaqs, THE best video game site on the net!
    
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    7:  E-mail Policy
    
    I have recieved a lot of stupid e-mail in the past, but now it is starting
    to get ridiculous so I am going to start enforcing what kinds of messages
    will and will not get answered.
    
    Please DO:
    
    - read the whole document before sending a question.  If you have time to
    waste your life away on video games, then you have enough time to scan my
    document for a few minutes for an answer to a problem.
    
    - put the name of the game in the message topic.  It makes it A LOT easier
    for me to pick out which messages are on games and which are not.  Also if
    the name is not there, I might accidentally delete it, thinking it is junk
    mail.
    
    - spell correctly.  I won't be able to help much with your problem if you
    send me something like "Hy mn cn u hlp me wth ths 1 prblm, I cnt bt ths 1
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    - send a message in English.  I can barely read Spanish, let alone translate
    Japanese.  You wouldn't believe how many messages I have recieved in some
    foreign languages that I don't even know which continent they are from.
    
    - be polite.  Any mail with excessive flaming will be instantly deleted.
    
    Please DO NOT:
    
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    - send advertisements.  These will be considered junk mail and will be
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    - ask me something that is already answered in the walkthrough or the
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    would you rather spend a few hours, days, or even weeks waiting for me to
    get back to you?
    
    - forget to include the name of the game in the message or on the title.  I
    am not a psychic.  I cannot tell what game you are after if you do not
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    - send me a message in any language other than English.  The only other
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    8:  Copyright
    
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