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    Yes, you're right... this looks just like a GameSpot Game Guide. 
    Why reinvent the wheel?
    
    Submit any errors, corrections, discoveries or suggestions to the 
    author for inclusion in a later revision.
    
    Written by: Chris Morgan, camorgan@outpost31.com
    
    TABLE OF CONTENTS
    
    Introduction	5
    
    Chapter One - Basics	6
    Combat Strategy/Tactics	6
    Navigating through levels	7
    
    Chapter Two - Weapons/Items	8
    Weapons	8
    Taser	8
    Pistol	8
    MP5	8
    Shotgun	9
    Blowtorch	9
    Flamethrower	9
    Sniper Rifle	9
    Grenade Launcher	9
    Grenades	10
    Items	10
    C4	10
    Flares	10
    Flashlight	10
    Fire Extinguisher	10
    Medical Kits	11
    Blood Test Hypos	11
    Adrenaline hypos	11
    Misc.	11
    
    Chapter Three - Walkthrough	12
    Level 1	Outpost #31	13
    Level 2a	Norwegian Outpost - North	18
    Level 2b	Norwegian Outpost - South	22
    Level 3a	Norwegian Research Center	25
    Level 3b	Norwegian Medical Center	28
    Level 4a	Weather Station	31
    Level 4b	Pyron Hangar	35
    Boss 1	37
    Level 5a	Pyron Sub Alpha	39
    Level 5b	Pyron Sub Beta	41
    Level 6	Strata Medi-Lab	44
    Level 7a	Strata Maintenance	48
    Level 7b	Strata Furnace	53
    Boss 2	57
    Level 8a	Transit Hangar 1	59
    Level 8b	Flight Control	64
    Level 9a	Weapons Security	67
    Level 9b	Weapons Lab	70
    Boss 3	74
    Level 10a	Field Testing	76
    Whitely	80
    
    
    Introduction
    
    T
    he Thing is a multi-level game with elements of both first person 
    shooters and action adventure games. This guide is meant to give 
    you tips and hints on how to complete the game. If there is a 
    secret in the game that we've found, you'll know it. One can 
    follow the guide to know everything about completing the game, 
    however that will seriously rob you of the experience, so use 
    this guide judiciously. You paid money for this, why rob yourself?
    
    Inside you'll find:
    * Guides for every level.
    * Walkthroughs for every objective
    * General combat and exploration strategies
    * Maps for nearly every level. Some levels are so simple a map 
    wasn't worth making. And the maps may not be to scale, but they work.
    * Tips that you would only know after playing through before.
    
    Inside you won't find:
    * Who is infected and who isn't. Unless it's one of four scripted 
    infections, it's pointless. Anyone can become infected at any time.
    * Who freaks out and who doesn't. Again, there are a few scripts 
    but the rest depend on what you do or fail to do.
    * Everything. I may have missed some things. If I did, send them in.
    * The meaning of life.
    
    Chapter One - Basics
    
    The Thing manual has all the information you need to play the game, 
    however, what it doesn't include is tips about how to survive the game.
    
    Combat Strategy/Tactics
    
    This is not a first person shooter. There isn't ample ammo or health 
    lying around; in fact, there are long stretches where you may be 
    concerned you'll find any at all. At one poin, I was actually down to 
    pistol ammo only.
    
    Try to keep track of what weapons and ammo you have. It's pointless to 
    waste precious ammo and time trying to take out a target with one weapon 
    when another could do it in 3 shots.
    
    Keep your NPCs well armed. Even the medics are excellent shots and have 
    decent enough AI to avoid getting killed (though due to basic personalities 
    some NPCs are a bit more careless).
    
    Stock up on ammo as often as possible and be sure your NPCs are fully 
    loaded as well. Almost all troopers will drop ammo so be sure to police 
    it up after you kill them.
    
    The flamethrower is a very important tool. Not only is it the only means 
    to finish off any Things bigger than a scuttler, it can also be used as 
    a defensive weapon by setting the floor around you on fire to keep Things at bay.
    
    Trust/Fear/Infections on non-critical NPCs are not really covered here. 
    There are several variables involved and it would make try them moot. 
    Just watch everyone!
    
    Wooden crates can be shot/burned open to reveal health, ammo, or weapons but 
    they may also hold a nasty surprise as well.
    
    Navigating through levels
    
    Though all travel in the game is done from a chase-cam perspective, during 
    combat a player can switch to a 1st person perspective. This will remove 
    the auto-aim ability but does give you the ability to peer around corners 
    to know what to expect without being seen.
    
    Be aware that the environment outside can be just as deadly as anything else 
    you can find in the game. While you can tolerate the temperatures enough to 
    explore around, once your health reaches the point where it impacts health 
    your health meter will drop very rapidly. 
    
    Along this same line, your NPCs suffer from the weather at the same rate as you. 
    If you are able to step out of the weather, even if you can't see your NPCs do 
    the same on screen, their exposure meter will climb as well as yours.
    
    There is more than one way to solve many problems or navigate the levels in the 
    game. I can't cover them all here but will cover the ones that worked for me.
    
    Chapter Two - Weapons/Items
    
    This section covers all weapons and items available to a player.
    
    Weapons
    
    Taser
    The Taser is capable of delivering a 5000-volt charge to whomever it is 
    applied. The Taser will disable a target and cause them to drop a weapon. 
    This is particularly nice when wanting to disarm a squad member when they 
    have gone hostile... at a cost. Using it against a teammate will cause a 
    medium trust loss.
    
    Pistol
    The pistol is the most accurate of all the weapons. Fires rapidly and is good 
    against small enemies. Giving a pistol to a teammate will cause a small Trust gain.
    
    MP5
    The MP5 is the standard weapon for you and your squad. The MP5 will make 
    light work of small enemies and slow larger ones down. Giving an MP5 to a 
    teammate will cause a small Courage boost and Trust increase.
    Shotgun
    These powerful weapons can push an enemy back. Shotguns are deadly at close 
    range but very inaccurate at long range. Giving a shotgun to a squad member 
    will cause a medium Courage and Trust boost. This is my weapon of choice.
    
    Blowtorch
    This is an EXTREMELY short-range weapon. It can be used to kill a larger enemy, 
    but a hit-and-run approach should be used. A blowtorch can also be used to 
    ignite fuel spills. Fuel canisters for the blowtorch have a yellow stripe on them.
    
    Flamethrower
    The flamethrower is the ONLY way to kill a large, self-repairing enemy. Use 
    enough to ignite the enemy, but be aware that you can also toast your teammates 
    as well. Fuel canisters for the blowtorch have a yellow stripe on them.
    
    Sniper Rifle
    You can guess how these are used. Aside from that, these generate a large 
    Courage/Trust boost when given to a teammate.
    
    Grenade Launcher
    Can launch any of the grenade types (below). They make a big BOOM, however, they 
    have low accuracy. These cannot be given to a squad member.
    
    Grenades
    There are 3 types of grenades: Standard, Flame and Stun. Standard is, well, the 
    standard, exploding grenade. Flame grenades work more or less like a Molotov 
    cocktail. The Stun grenade is like a Flash-Bang used by SWAT teams. Use them to 
    stun and confuse the enemy.
    
    Items
    
    C4
    C4 charges are mission specific and cannot be used as a weapon so they are listed 
    under items. Plant these charges to make things go BOOM is a big way.
    
    Flares
    Use these to mark or light your way. Also use these to ignite fuel spills. 
    
    Flashlight
    Well, uhhh, use them to shed a little light on the subject. 
    
    Fire Extinguisher
    Put out fires blocking your progress. 
    
    Medical Kits
    Use to heal yourself or a teammate when a medic isn't available. 
    
    Blood Test Hypos
    Use these to prove your humanity to your teammates... or theirs to yourself. 
    
    Adrenaline hypos
    Use these to give a temporary Courage boost, especially useful when an NPC is 
    looking like the cheese has fallen off his cracker.
    
    Misc.
    Keys, PCs, Terminals, Tape Recorders and Documentation.
    
    
    
    
    Chapter Three - Walkthrough
    
    Think you're ready to face the horrors that befell the crew at Outpost #31? 
    Well, perhaps you'll want to learn a little about how to play the game first.
    
    The first couple levels are primarily training levels so you can learn the in's 
    and out's of squad control and how to combat the enemy. From there, the 
    difficulty ramps up until you're neck deep into the story as well as the enemy.
    
    Good Luck!
    
    
    Level 1	Outpost #31
    
    
    
    After the first cutscene, you'll be given your first two objectives, 'Retrieve 
    evidence and rescue any survivors' and 'Keep team alive'. Throughout this level, 
    unless you've turned them off, you'll get several tutorial popup messages 
    informing you of what you are encountering and how to deal with it. 
    Easy enough... here we go.
    
    Upon arrival be sure to turn around 180 degrees and about 20 feet ahead of you, 
    you'll find an MP5, ammo and 4 flares. Pick up all these items (note: you can 
    only carry 5 flares total and you start with 4)
    
    (Fan note: Nearby, you'll find the sign seen at the first part of the movie 
    noting where you are.)
    
    Once you've gathered the items, head inside the outpost. After entering the 
    only exterior door, head to the first door on the left. You really won't 
    have a choice as the hall is blocked with debris anyway.
    
    Once you enter far enough into the radio room, a cutscene will run that 
    introduces you to your NPCs and their jobs. You'll learn what two of them 
    are good for during the remainder of this level.
    
    Across the room from the door you just entered, is a sparking junction box 
    next to a door. When you approach it, you'll get a tutorial about what to do. 
    Fix the box yourself OR if you look at your engineer, you'll see an icon over 
    his head more or less asking, "Want me to fix that?" If you want your engineer 
    to do it, approach him until a hand appears on that icon and press the activate 
    key/button. He'll confirm the order and head to the box. Once fixed, the door 
    next to it will open... walk inside. A PC, apparently loaded with a quarter 
    stick of dynamite, will explode. This will give you the opportunity to use your 
    medic. Approach the medic and he'll administer first aid and raise your health. 
    If you have a medic handy, they will always return you to 100%, however, the 
    phrase 'Physician heal thyself' doesn't apply here. You'll need to keep tabs 
    on your medic's health to avoid loosing him.
    
    Pick up the pistol, pistol ammo, and MP5 ammo in the PC room. Take this time to 
    distribute weapons and ammo to your NPCs. If you do, you'll see trust indicators go up 
    via the icon system.
    
    Head back into the hallway. Once you step into the hall, an explosion will clear the debris 
    that had blocked your path before. Feel free to explore the recreation room and living 
    areas of the camp while you go to the far end of the hall. Cross the last room and head 
    toward the lightpole you see outside. Just outside the destroyed room, there is a room 
    with a locked door. When you approach it, a tutorial will notify you that you need to find 
    the key to enter and you have you next objective, 'Gain Access To Infirmary'.
    
    Follow the lightpoles. Along the way you will see wreckage of a chopper and snowplow. 
    Eventually, you will reach a collapsed area/hole/pit. Head down and you will find several 
    areas to explore. Directly ahead of you is a shelf with some ammo and just past that is a 
    small nook with a fire extinguisher.
    
    Turn around and head left until you reach another area with more flares. Again, you can 
    only carry 5 at a time so you may not need them.
    
    Continue clockwise around the pit and you will find the remains of MacReady's shack. 
    Go inside and activate the recorder for MacReady's recorded message from the movie. 
    Exit the shack and go to the last area to explore down here (you'll cross back across the 
    ramp that led you down here). Inside you will find Blair's ship and a brief cutscene as you 
    and your NPCs discuss what they've found. The key to the infirmary is also down here on 
    a table in that room.
    
    Head back to the infirmary door. Now you'll be able to gain access inside.
    
    Once inside the infirmary, turn immediately left and find the junction box. This box is 
    more sophisticated and you will not be able to fix it on your own. Have your Engineer 
    repair it.
    
    Notice a door to the right of the box. It is locked by access code. You will need to find 
    the code to be able to get through the door.
    
    Scattered around the room are 4 documents you can read for little tidbits of info, an 
    adrenaline syringe and a PC. Use the PC to get the access code for the coded door.
    
    If you approach the corpse in the corner of the room near the PC, your medic's fear level 
    will rise. A brief cutscene will interlude but once back in game, if you access your NPC 
    menu, you'll see the Wheldon is looking around nervously. You can counter his fear one 
    of two ways. Administer the adrenaline shot to him and he will calm down but a just as 
    effective way to accomplish this is the simply have everyone follow you away from the 
    corpse. (Anyone else think it's odd that the medic is the one who has a problem with a 
    corpse?)
    
    Now that you have a door access code, proceed to the locked door, activate the keypad 
    and go through the door. Behind the door and to the left you'll find a Medical box on the 
    wall with 3 health packs. Also in the room is another junction box; either have the 
    engineer fix it or fix it yourself.
    
    Once you get the junction box repaired, you can open the other door in the room and 
    access your first save recorder. This is the standard way of saving throughout the game 
    with some differences. On the PS2, you are only allotted 3 saves positions; on the PC you 
    have 10. (XBOX is unknown at this time.) Save your game if you wish. 
    
    Exit the door immediately to the left of the junction box and head outside.
    
    Follow the lightpoles and proceed to a shack. Once there you will find the body of 
    Childs. This will activate a cutscene in which you contact Whitely and inform him of 
    finding both Childs and the "UFO". Whitely will give you your last objective to collect 
    some C4 they have dropped in and blow up the remainder of the camp. As you are 
    talking, a mysterious figure passes in the distance. Follow the 2nd set of lightpoles to the 
    drop site. It is marked by smoke grenades but is probably easier recognized by the 
    crashed helicopter. Open the crate and collect the C4. Once this is done, the objective list 
    will update to include planting a charge in the Infirmary and one in the Radio Room.
    
    You can follow the lightpoles backtracking to the base, but if you face the lightpoles that 
    led you to the C4, then turn 90 degrees left, it's a much shorter trip.
    
    Once back inside the infirmary, look for the red outline of a C4 pack. This is where you 
    will place the first charge.
    
    At this point, I decided I didn't want to drag the whole team back through the camp on 
    my way to the radio room so I went to the NPC menu and told them to all stay put. You 
    don't have to do this if you don't trust leaving them behind. Return to the radio room and 
    look for a similar red outline. This is where you will place the last charge. Once it is 
    placed, head back to the infirmary, head back to the infirmary, pick up your men, and 
    head out to the spot where you picked up the C4 for an evac.
    
    (TIP: Though you don't have to do this, you can collect weapons and ammo from your 
    NPCs just before entering the evac point. They may loose trust but who cares, they will 
    be leaving. This will give you as much advantage as possible when they may be in short 
    supply later.)
    
    Once all your men have made it to the evac point, a cutscene will begin in which you are 
    informed that radio contact with Alpha team has been lost. Blake informs the Colonel 
    that he will send his team home but he will go locate the second team... we're on our way 
    to the Norwegian outpost.
    Level 2a	Norwegian Outpost - North
    
    After arriving at the Norwegian base, if you explore a little outside the base, you'll 
    discover some downed electrical fence that is uncrossable, if you don't believe me, try it 
    ;-) During the course of this level you'll have to figure out how to shut that power to that 
    fence down to complete the level.
    
    Head to the right of the fence area and you'll find a door leading inside along with a fresh 
    flare burning. Someone must have been here not long ago. Continue down the hall and 
    you'll find a locked door on your right. You can't open it at this time, but you will be able 
    to later. Keep winding down the hallway until you encounter a junction box that needs to 
    be repaired to unlock the door just right of there. Of course, you'll get a peek at what's in 
    store for you when the door opens.
    
    Head through the door and to the back left of the room, there you'll encounter Carter. 
    There is some exchange of dialogue that ends with him not trusting you until you heal 
    him. Search the room until the find the health pack. You'll also find a flashlight, fire 
    extinguisher and MP5 ammo. You'll also find the infamous Norwegian who cut his own 
    throat to avoid being taken over from the movie. A little more search will also reveal an 
    access code locked door and an area with a save station, PC, and CCTV setup. You'll also 
    notice that next to Carter is a room with two fuel barrels blocking the door. We'll cover 
    this in a second.
    
    Return to Carter with the health pack and heal him. His trust will go up, but not enough to 
    accept any orders from you. Give him a weapon and some ammo and he'll help you out 
    (or hold him at gunpoint but at a serious cost of trust). To the right of that location, near 
    the PC, Save Recorder and a CCTV set, there is a junction box. Until you get the junction 
    box working, they won't. Have Carter repair the box for you.
    
    While this is going on, you can take the time to get into that room blocked by fuel barrels. 
    Shoot the barrels to cause them to explode opening the door. Use the extinguisher to put 
    out the remaining flames and enter the room. Inside you will find a blowtorch, 1 fuel 
    canister and 3 MP5 ammo clips. Head back into the main room.
    
    Once the power is up, you can use any of those items on the desk in the corner. The PC 
    will give you some info about the state of mind at the Norwegian camp. Feel free to save 
    you game at this time as well. (Note: saving in the first two levels isn't as important in the 
    first level, but beginning with this level, you'll want to take advantage of every save 
    station you can find. There are long periods of time between them and no quick save 
    feature)
    
    
    
    Access the CCTV camera station. This will switch you to a view of the room behind the 
    door needing an access code. Fans of the movie will instantly recognize this room. Look 
    around and you'll find the ice block the Thing was originally thawed from as well as an 
    NPC (Cruz) standing in a small nook, a corpse and a bulletin board. Notice the bulletin 
    board has some numbers written on it. Zoom in on the bulletin board until you trigger the 
    "Ice Block Code Key" message.
    
    Head to the door and get in there. A cutscene will begin and you'll get some explanation 
    about what has been going on with Alpha team from Cruz. Once the cutscene ends, I'm 
    sure movie fans will want to nose around the room. The corpse has a key to the room you 
    encountered in the hallway on the way in. The nook contains the power switch to turn off 
    the fence outside. You engineer will have to repair it. Once done, you'll get a clip as the 
    power to the fence goes down.
    
    Issue the "Follow Me" command to pick up the Cruz and distribute weapons... get ready.
    
    Head back out of the room and into the hallway leading here. Here you'll encounter The 
    Thing for the first time. Several scuttlers will begin attacking down the hallway. There is 
    a fuel barrel in the hall. Shoot it and the fire can help you kill off some scuttlers. Kill 
    them off, but be careful, though one alone isn't a serious challenge, they are all fast and 
    can get under your feet quickly and since you can't look down in 3rd person, you won't 
    know it until they starting biting.
    
    Once the hall is cleared, enter the door to your left (it had been locked on your way in) 
    and pick up the items inside including 3 health packs, 5 clips of pistol ammo and 4 
    regular grenades.
    
    Go outside and stay left until you find the lightpoles leading to an area down along the 
    Norwegian base. You may be attacked along the way but once you reach the bottom, you 
    find a corpse with pistol ammo, an MP5, two MP5 ammo clips, and a health pack.
    
    (Tip: There is a shortcut back up instead of walking the long way around but if you take 
    your NPCs down with you, it won't work. If you go alone however, face away from the 
    blocked door then head left and hug the wall. You can make it up the entire way and not 
    have to go back the long way with the lightpoles.)
    
    Go outside and to the area with the downed fence. You'll now be able to cross through.
    
    Level 2b	Norwegian Outpost - South
    
    Once on the other side, follow the lightpoles to a radio shed with a large antennae tower. 
    Upon entering the room, a scuttler will burst from a crate and attack. Take care of the 
    scuttler and inside you will find a save station and a fire extinguisher.
    
    Exit the room and head follow the lightpoles straight ahead to a small shed. When you 
    approach the shed, a few scuttlers will attack you so take care of them quickly since it's 
    getting cold out there. Repair the junction box and enter the shed. Inside you will find a 
    flamethrower. Pick it up then use your extinguisher to put out the flames on the floor so 
    that you can also pick up the 3 fuel canisters.
    
    Head back out of the shed and return to the radio shed. Again, scuttlers will attack you. 
    Shoot them and move on.
    
    Once you reach the radio shed, go inside to warm up then when you exit, head to the 
    building to the left. Approach the door and you will get a panning view that will give you 
    a hint as to how to open the door. Around the corner from the door there is a stack of 
    wooden crates. Shoot them to reveal a junction box. 
    (Tip: Only shoot the crates on the bottom, this will destroy them, the crates on top as well 
    as conserve ammo.)
    
    Repair the junction box and head inside. As you head inside, a cutscene begins. You've 
    found Pierce but he doesn't know if he's too happy about it and obviously doesn't trust 
    that you are still human. Pierce informs you that only a blood test will confirm if you are 
    human or not and that there is a medical kit near the kennel. Go there, pick up the kit and 
    come back so he can watch you take a blood test. Before you leave the room, pick up the 
    key and fuel canisters and use the save station if you like.
    
    Go back outside and head behind the radio shed to the kennels. Scuttlers are scattered 
    throughout the kennel so be ready for them.
    
    
    
    There are also lots of supplies scattered throughout the kennel area. At the first building 
    on the right as you approach, go inside to find a health pack lying on a desk. Shoot the 
    crates in the room for two more.
    
    In the kennel on the left as you first approach the kennel area; there is a health pack at the 
    back of the cage.
    
    If you go to the back of the kennel area and find the shed with a door and a junction box 
    needing repair, inside you will find 3 pistol clips, 3 MP5 clips and 2 flares.
    
    Finally, return to the building that would be second on the right as you entered the area. 
    Go behind it, go up the ramp and open the door. A crate at the back contains 3 blood 
    tests. Collect them and return to Pierce.
    
    Once you walk up close to Pierce, the blood testing begins. Blake will start with himself 
    and, of course, come out ok (as a player, you cannot become infected, you can only die) 
    but when testing the other NPCs (Cruz and Carter), well, just wait.
    
    Once you have the situation in hand, collect any weapons and ammo dropped and head 
    outside.
    
    Level 3a	Norwegian Research Center
    
    A quick cutscene reveals that somewhere in the 40 feet that Pierce and you had to go out 
    the door, you became separated. As you continue your mission, another NPC, Pace 
    begins pitching grenades. Blake goes into the tower gets the run down from Pace that he 
    and Williams had been tracking someone and they all became separated. It's your job to 
    find them.
    
    Inside the tower, collect the flashlight grenades and MP5 ammo. Be sure to stock Pace up 
    and fill yourself. There is enough ammo that both will have a nearly full load.
    
    Head out and follow the lightpoles to the next building. There is another junction box 
    here that you will need to repair to get inside, but be advised that you will be attacked be 
    a handful of scuttlers when you start repairs.
    
    (Tip: The scuttlers will emerge from some ductwork on the outside. If you shoot it before 
    you get there, it will destroy the duct and they cannot get out.)
    
    (Note: Around the outside of this building to the right is a corpse with a health pack. You 
    can't have enough of these on hand so I'd suggest getting it.)
    
    Repair the box and head inside to a small entry area. You only option is to proceed 
    through a door. When you entry, there is a brief cutscene showing an attached room that 
    is your overall mission for this part of the level. Enter the room and be ready for a couple 
    waves of scuttlers. Nothing major but watch that corpse in the floor, it likes to spit a 
    couple out. 
    
    Head out of the room and go around the corner to the left. Walk all the way to the end 
    and gather MP5 ammo for yourself and Pace from the box on the floor. Make sure you 
    look out the window; you'll get to see a 'walker' going by and they'll make up part of your 
    next objective.
    
    Make your way back up the hall and go to the broken junction box on the wall and repair 
    it to get into the next room. Also pick up the 2 flame grenades setting on top of the fuel 
    drums. Once the box is repaired, open the door and head into the cafeteria.
    
    To the left of the entry door, there is a PC and two stacked crates. Use the PC for more 
    storyline and then shoot the bottom crate to destroy both crates and obtain a TASER.
    
    Head to the back of the room and your next NPC, Williams, will warn you to keep away. 
    Blake tells him he needs his help to get into the comm room but Williams isn't going 
    anywhere until you kill the 3 walkers roaming the level. You won't have to look hard... 
    they'll be coming for you.
    
    If you've been following this walkthrough, you'll have a flamethrower in your inventory 
    but if not, head into the far corner of the room to the kitchen and kill the scuttlers there. 
    Get the flamethrower from the chest and the fuel from the cabinet on the wall. There is 
    also a blood test near the stove and a save station.
    
    Go back out the cafeteria door. The first walker will bust through the wall near the fuel 
    drums in the hallway. The best way to fight the walkers is to wear them down with 
    regular gunfire but you have to cook them to kill them. Also be advised that almost all 
    walkers will let a couple scuttlers loose when they die.
    
    Once this first walker is dead, continue through the hole it made in the wall. A few more 
    scuttlers will appear and around the next corner, a walker will burst through a door. 
    Finish him the same way you fought the other but be aware you're in a tight area and 
    you'll need to check your aim.
    
    Proceed into the next rooms. A few scuttlers will appear to pester you. There is an 
    adrenaline syringe on the table that you can get. Walk around the loop into the room with 
    the bed and eventually the final walker will burst from another room. Once it is dead, 
    investigate the rooms it came from. The first room has a stack of crates. Shoot them to 
    reveal a crate containing a shotgun and the far corner of the next room has a crate 
    containing 3 boxes of shells for it. Return to Williams, watch the scene, and lead him to 
    the comm room to get access.
    
    Enter the comm room and repair the junction box in the corner so you can use the save 
    station. Once you attempt to use the radio, 2 walkers and several scuttlers will attack 
    from the other room. If you don't like the cramped comm room to stage a fairly big fight 
    from, you have just enough time to get into the recreation room, however, you can also 
    use the door to corral your enemies to avoid being surrounded.
    
    Take care of the baddies and save again if you like. Also inside the room are shotgun 
    shells and health packs. Williams will start leading you and Pace out the back door of the 
    Research center. Follow him and get ready to expend some ammo.
    
    Level 3b	Norwegian Medical Center
    
    The Norwegian Medical Center is a complex of 5 rooms. Three are offshoots of the rest. 
    When the level starts, the three of you will be in the main room. In this room, you can 
    find an MP5 lying on an examination table.
    
    
    
    Open the door the room 1 and proceed to room 1a. Upon opening the door several 
    scuttlers will emerge and will keep on emerging until you destroy the two pods on the 
    floor. Be advised however that 4 barnacle like tentacle Things are on the wall and inflict 
    a decent amount of damage if you just venture in. You can stand in the doorway and 
    torch one of the pods to decrease the number of scuttlers that emerge and then pitch in a 
    flame or regular grenade to damage or kill the rest. Proceed slowly through the door and 
    if required, finish them off. The first tentacle is on your right, right beside the door. 
    Another lurks behind the door and one on the ceiling behind the door. The second pod 
    and a tentacle are just behind the door as well.
    
    Repair the junction box in the room to gain access to the radio room (room 3).
    
    Head into the radio room and save your progress. This room is very dimly lit but inside 
    are a save station and on a bed are a fuel canister and torch and two more fuel canisters 
    scattered around the room. In the far corner of the room there is a box where the 
    emergency radio should have been. Once you approach this area, get ready... you're going 
    to have to survive multiple waves of scuttlers. Ammo will become quite precious.
    
    Be sure Pace and Williams are properly equipped. In my personal opinion, flamethrowers 
    are a waste during this battle and only raise the possibility of splash damaging you and 
    your other NPCs.
    
    Move from room to room eliminating the waves of scuttlers. During the battle be aware 
    that room 2 contains a shotgun and stores of MP5 rounds and shotgun shells, you'll need 
    them. Take every chance to resupply and save when you feel you've made good progress.
    
    (Tip: Close the doors behind to each room once you are done with a wave. This keeps the 
    next wave from pouring into the room while you are fighting the previous one. You can 
    also open the door, pitch in a grenade and kill several since they are so bunched up)
    
    Once you think the epic battle is over, two different walkers will burst through the outer 
    door. Fight them the same way you fought the walkers in the previous level. Head 
    outside. Once you reach the bottom of the stairs, a brief cutscene will show you the 
    person you are pursuing running along a set of lightpoles. Before you take off however, 
    turn to the right off the stairs and fight a burst-out style walker. Once dead, continue to 
    the right and find a trailer that has been burst out of. Inside are two blowtorches and a ton 
    of fuel canisters. Once you've collected everything, head back out and take off in just 
    about any direction away from the buildings and keep going until the next level loads.
    
    Level 4a	Weather Station
    
    Upon arrival at the Weather Station, you'll see Mr. X run into a warehouse. You can't 
    follow him through that door, however. Proceed along the lightpoles until you are inside 
    the fenced area. Turn right and walk along the fence toward a small shed with a corpse 
    lying outside it. You can take a break from the weather inside the shed and then pick up 
    the MP5 ammo, pistol and pistol ammo off the corpse.
    
    Turn and head for the main lighted area.
    
    
    
    
    Head up the stairs into Bldg1. Inside you'll have to fight a few scuttlers in the initial room 
    and two more in an adjacent room. In the adjacent room are two flares if you need them. 
    The NPCs don't seem to follow through the next steps so just leave them behind while 
    you complete the next little bit.
    
    Go into the room with a staircase. Under them is a crate with MP5 ammo if you need it. 
    Go up the stairs to the roof. Outside, turn right and jump across to the roof of building 
    two. There is a grate on top you can shoot out to gain access to the building. A scuttler 
    will jump out so just shoot him. Drop into the opening and shoot a couple more scuttlers. 
    In this room are two more grates. Pick one and shoot it open. Down on the next level are 
    two more walkers. They are fast and deadly so you won't really want to deal with them 
    up close, especially with all those fuel drums sitting around; A little bad aim and BOOM. 
    Oh wait, so shoot them when you're not down there. Shoot a drum until it explodes and 
    send the entire floor up in flames. This will usually take care of the walkers but 
    depending on where they were in the room, they may live through it. Once the flames die 
    down, drop down and finish off anything left alive.
    
    Search the room until you find the key for the Weather Dome Bldg. (WDB). Once you 
    find it, head outside and back into Bldg 1 and pick up your NPCs and then head for the 
    WDB. As you approach, a small scene will show you the man you've been chasing go 
    into the dome.
    
    On your way there, if you are in need of flamethrower or fuel, follow the small gap 
    between the Warehouse and WDB and you'll find a corpse with a flamethrower and fuel 
    canister. A few scuttlers will attack you when you near the corpse but they are easy to 
    handle. Turn back and head to the WDB door.
    
    Once inside, kill a few scuttlers that pop out then check the lockers for MP5 ammo, a 
    health kit and a blood test. In the next room you'll finally find a save station but in typical 
    style, the instant you start to use it, several scuttlers will emerge to give you trouble. Kill 
    them and head around the corner into the room with the staircase. Go to the end near a 
    corpse and two more scuttlers emerge. Kill them and recover the pistol from the corpse.
    
    Enter the kitchen near the corpse. Inside you will find ammo for both MP5 and shotgun 
    along the left but watch out. A fire will breakout near the door and soon nearly engulf the 
    room. Quickly head back out the door and wait for the sprinkler system to come on and 
    put out the flames. Once they are out, you can finish stocking up on ammo and retrieve a 
    key in the far corner of the room. Along the way out, walk along the leftmost wall and 
    pick up some sniper rifle ammo, fuel canisters and more shotgun ammo.
    
    Leave the kitchen and take the stairs up for a nice new experience. Upstairs you will find 
    yet another new walker. This beauty will extend a tube from its abdomen and disgorge 
    scuttlers for you to deal with. There are also several scuttlers upstairs so you'll need to 
    pay attention to where the baddies are. Focus your fire on killing the walker but don't let 
    the scuttlers swarm you either. A pack of them is just as deadly. The new walker will 
    even introduce you to a new scuttler and considering it has emerged from an abdomen, it 
    makes since. This new scuttler is a stomach on legs and it launches gobs of bile that will 
    really slow you down. They can be fairly easily dodged but if hit, it will make combat 
    fairly tough for a few seconds.
    
    Round the corner into the restroom. Check the lockers for a health pack. Proceed into the 
    bathroom but watch for a walker to charge out after you. If you back into the doorway, 
    you'll also find several stomach scuttlers on the table that begin hurling bile. This makes 
    for very cramped quarters and a bit of a harrowing fight. Once you've eliminated the 
    threat however, check the stalls (by the way, nice corpse wouldn't you say?) for a blood 
    test. Considering where you find it, would you want to use that needle. I might consider 
    just risking Thing infection. Leave the bathroom back into the main room but don't forget 
    about any stomach scuttlers that might still be on the table.
    
    In the far corner of the room, you'll find a PC that has a tidbit to continue the story along. 
    Once you get it, head up the stairs and outside to the dome. Once you exit the door a 
    cutscene begins. Once the scene ends (notice I left out juicy details), search the room and 
    pick up the sniper rifle and sniper ammo clips. Use the PC to find out what the next box 
    on the table does. Use the viewer for the telescope. < Insert movie fan rejoicing here. >
    
    Exit the dome, down the stairs and look behind the door that led to the roof. Notice those 
    fuel drums; shoot them so you can use the downed antennae to cross over to the 
    warehouse. On the roof just under the antennae is a health pack. If you need it, drop down 
    and grab it. A few scuttlers might protest but a little buckshot goes a long way. If you 
    decide to get it, work your way back through the building to the downed antennae.
    
    Once across, head left and keep winding your way around, shooting scuttlers, and 
    working your way up until you reach a grate. Shoot it out and head inside to the next 
    level.
    
    Level 4b	Pyron Hangar
    
    During the cutscene, you'll crawl through some ductwork and emerge inside a huge 
    hangar. Once you drop down to the catwalk, NPC Collins will yell for and the view will 
    pan around to show several scuttlers as well as a new four-legged walker I'm going to call 
    a 'bulldog'. Kill them all then go into the little nook and repair the junction box to restore 
    power to the level.
    
    If you'll notice, there is a locked door to an office where you drop down. Getting in here 
    is the overall objective for the level, well, that and the first boss Thing you'll encounter.
    
    Go into the office and talk to Collins. Use the PC and you will get your next mission. 
    Give Collins a weapon, stock up on the health packs on the wall, and get going on getting 
    that crane running.
    
    (Note: This level can be very difficult as there isn't a save station for quite some time. Be 
    ready to repeat this one.)
    
    Head downstairs and near a junction box that is located under the stairs. While you are 
    down there, a lot of scuttlers and 3 bulldog walkers will come out of hiding. If you can 
    get the shot off quickly, there is a set of fuel drums nearby you can shoot and explode to 
    create a wall of fire that will cause a little damage as you get back to the stairs. Work 
    your way slowly back up the stairs killing as many scuttlers as you can on the way and 
    getting as many shots in on the walkers as possible. (Fighting them on the stairs corals 
    them into a narrow column to make the fighting easier) Once they are in the red, burn 
    them. Odds are you'll be backed all the way to the top before you have them worn down 
    enough to torch them.
    
    (Tip: To keep Collins from being surrounded. I often parked him on the landing just 
    above the bottom floor.) He did a pretty good job of avoiding Things from that point.
    
    Head back downstairs. There is a locked door straight ahead. There is a large trailer type 
    room with 4 clips of MP5 ammo. In the far opposite corner you can find shotgun ammo 
    and MP5 ammo. There are more scuttlers waiting for you when you approach the ammo 
    crates. Head to the door opposite the stairs and you'll find a corpse with a note lying there 
    on the floor. The note tells you you'll need a key to get through the door next to him.
    
    Have Collins repair the crane junction box and a gate will lift allowing you to walk up the 
    large "axle" hanging from the ceiling to a series of crossbeams up high. Do just that. 
    When you first make it to the look left and you'll see a shotgun ammo box. Make your 
    way there if you need ammo, otherwise, work your way to the right along the beams until 
    you reach the office roof with a hole that you can use to gain access.
    
    Drop in and walk to the PC on the desk. There is a keycard on the table. Take it and use 
    the PC for more story.
    
    Head out of the office and to the locked door near the corpse. Go inside and use the save 
    station. Head down the stairs. When you near the corpse, expect Collins to burst out. 
    Finish him off and continue down the hall to the first boss Thing.
    
    Boss 1
    
    This boss is actually not too difficult. Before the cutscene stops playing, have you fingers 
    on the back and right movement keys as the boss will strike very quickly. If you don't get 
    hung on the door, you may be able to duck this first blow. Stand near the boxes in that 
    corner (the ones just to the left of the door as you enter) and use the weapon of your 
    choice to hammer on the boss. Using Auto-aim is the best way to go as it lets you know 
    where you need to hit. 
    
    The boss will thrash the room a bit and if it breaks the wall next to you, it will reveal a 
    scuttler pod. If you edge out, you can burn it from around the corner of the box (Use your 
    first person view). Take care of it and you won't have scuttlers pestering you. However, if 
    it doesn't destroy that wall early, expect some scuttlers to have spawned and will begin 
    attacking.
    
    Most of the initial targets of the boss are at its base, but once you shoot most of them into 
    the red, a target will appear near the top. Shoot it until a cutscene reveals a human torso 
    (which is the Norwegian you've been chasing). At or near this point, some tentacles will 
    spring from the grate at the other corner of the room from you. Stay where you are and 
    they can't hit you. Shoot at each of them until you've killed it off. (I personally like the 
    MP5). Once that threat is removed and you've eliminated all the targets from this vantage 
    point, shoot all the crates in the floor to reveal some flame grenades then run over and 
    stand next to the grate. Face the boss and there will likely be a few more targets at the 
    base. Shoot each of them as well, OR, use a flame grenade at the base. If you've reduced 
    all the targets to or very near red, two or three well placed flame grenades will kill the 
    boss.
    
    Once dead, head to the corner near the door, fix the junction box and head for the next 
    level.
    
    Level 5a	Pyron Sub Alpha
    
    You start this level just ahead of a hole to the floor. Drop down and head to the left until 
    you find a small area with three doors that branch from it. Make a note of the number 
    above each door and what's behind each.
    
    Go back to whence you came and go through the other passageway. Scuttlers will start 
    emerging from ductwork quickly so if you're fast enough, you can shoot the ducts and 
    trap the scuttlers inside. You can also stand just outside this door and shoot out the ducts. 
    There is also a corpse on the floor that will spawn a few scuttlers as well.
    
    Note the two doors connecting a room off this room. Only the left door will open. Notice 
    the room is in bad shape. Walk over the ramp on the rightmost part and hang out there. 
    (There is a crate with the lid partially off and part of a furnace that creates a little safe 
    nook to stay in. Let the fire spread across the room until some fuel drums explode. Once 
    the room fills with fire. Arm your fire extinguisher and walk along the round duct at your 
    feet to the other side. Before dropping off, extinguish the little fire there and continue to 
    clear a path to the door in the far corner. Inside you will find MP5 ammo, a health pack, a 
    fire extinguisher and a fuel canister.
    
    Clear a path to the other door leading into the room, then turn left and continue into a 
    short hallway and take the left door into the Operations Room. Inside are a lot of remote 
    cameras, a PC, door controls and a save station. Go ahead and save.
    
    Go to the PC to get the access code across the hall. Notice the door switches are 
    numbered? Well you want to be able to open #1 but you have to go through #4 to get to 
    it. Activate door #4, head across the hall, open the door and continue down the hallway 
    until you reach the end. Here is a small maze like area. On the far side of it is the 
    hydraulic override switch. Work your way there. The shortest trip is to always stay/go 
    right as best you can but you'll miss a few supplies (MP5 and shotgun ammo) if you don't 
    explore. But, you'll expend some ammo as well. You choose which is more important.
    
    While navigating the maze, there are a lot of oversized scuttlers running around... what 
    the hell have these GenInc guys been doing down here?
    
    Once you reach the room with the hydraulic switch, kill the walker and activate it. On 
    your way back out, you will encounter another walker just before reaching the Operations 
    Room.
    
    
    Go back to the Operations Room, save and get ready for the next bit. Open the doors to 
    the Prep Lab and Rm2. When the door to Rm2 opens, the fire burning inside will spread 
    into the hall. Also open Rm3, the one with a walker. The fire will check it in check until 
    you get there.
    
    Head back toward the Prep Lab and pump some lead into the walker. Once the fires in the 
    hall die out, finish off the walker in head into Rm3. Inside are a blood test and a grenade 
    launcher. Go across the hall, put out the remaining fires in Rm2 and get the fuel canisters.
    
    Enter the Prep Lab. Turn left and go through the next door. Proceed down the hall for the 
    next part of this level.
    
    Level 5b	Pyron Sub Beta
    
    On this level your main quest is to locate Dr Faraday. Continue to the end of the hall and 
    go through the door. In this room are two walkers and a few scuttlers you'll have to have 
    a hit-and-run fight with. One of the walkers is the nice abdomen type you remember from 
    earlier, the longer you have to deal with him, the more scuttlers you have to deal with.
    
    Once they are dead, there is a health pack dispenser on the wall that has enough to top off 
    your supply. There is also a blood test on the table for you to grab.
    
    Go to the far left door from the entry door. Inside you will encounter Price who lets you 
    know he's got men in trouble in the testing cambers. A scuttler will jump out around this 
    time. 
    
    
    
    Stock up on stun grenades the get Price to follow you and head back into the main room 
    and to the room that is the far right corner from where you now stand. Have Price open 
    the door. Inside are a shotgun, ammo for MP5 and shotgun, a blood test and flame 
    grenades.
    
    Grab everything you need and head into the room with the stairs. A few scuttlers attack, 
    kill them and continue down the stairs until you reach the observation area. In the initial 
    area are a PC, save station, door controls and three CCTV set ups.
    
    If you use the CCTVs, you can check out the testing cambers from three views. Study the 
    rooms closely and you'll notice the doors are numbered from 1 to 9. Hmmm, the same 
    number of door controls in the observation area. You'll need to figure out which doors 
    you'd like to open to make your way to Faraday then open them and head down the stairs 
    to the testing chambers.
    
    
    
    Work your way through the test chambers until you reach Faraday. Once you do, escort 
    him back out and to the observation area. Expect to encounter plenty of scuttlers on the 
    way out. Once back to the Observation Area, save your progress while he's nice and 
    healthy.
    
    (Tips: Make sure you look and see what is in each test chamber.
     
    There is a medic in the first room you'll encounter. He's infected but won't reveal himself 
    immediately. If you and Price need health, go down to the first room before opening the 
    rest of the doors. Let him heal you and he'll even help a little if you give him a weapon. 
    May as well get the extra firepower, right?
    
    If you open the last door, #2, Faraday may get hurt. Open the rest of the doors and clear a 
    path first, then go back upstairs, open the last door and go get Faraday.
    
    If you're lazy and don't want to figure the doors to open out for yourself, open 9, 8, 6, 3 
    and then 2. There be monsters behind the other doors... may as well make this easy, 
    right?)
    
    Head up the stairs and once you get to the top, head out the door and into the main room 
    where you fought the two walkers before. A few scuttlers will attack. Take care of them 
    then restock ammo and health packs if any are left, then proceed out of the room into the 
    hallway leading back to the Prep Lab.
    
    In the Prep Lab, kill the walker and the tentacles in the room, then head out the door into 
    a crumpled hallway. A cutscene will take over and you're on your way to the next level.
    
    Level 6	Strata Medi-Lab
    
    You'll be starting this level with no weapons so you'll need to play smart and fast.
    
    When you get up from the diagnostic table, head into an adjacent room and repair the 
    power supply. In the examination room, you'll find a PC and two CCTV cameras. Use the 
    PC then use the cameras to see what you are up against. Take note there is a walker in the 
    long hallway.
    
    Open the door leading to that hallway, then back away to near the diagnostic table and 
    wait for the walker to charge into the room. When it does, evade it and run out the door 
    and close it behind you, trapping it in the diagnostic room. Ahead of you you'll find a 
    broken junction box to the Security area you can't repair. Nearby are a corpse and two 
    clips of MP5 ammo. Pick them up.
    
    Go to the other nearby door and repair the Sterilization Power box to gain access to the 
    room and the NPC Falcheck inside. Give him the ammo and tell him to follow you.
    
    
    
    Lead him down the hallway, past another PC loaded with dynamite. On some crates near 
    the exploding PC, you'll find another clip of MP5 ammo. Continue around the hall and a 
    scuttler will emerge from the corpse lying there. Kill it then tell Falcheck to wait for you 
    there. The corpse has a document nearby that tell the poor bastard's story. 
    
    Go back to the door to the room in which you've trapped the walker. To pull off the next 
    steps, you need to act FAST. Open the door then run into the sterilization room to the 
    shower area where you found Falcheck. When the walker charges in, let him come into 
    that area then run past as fast as you can, go outside the door and shut it, trapping the 
    walker inside. Now you won't need to deal with it the remainder of the level.
    
    Return to Falcheck and have him follow you. Repair the North Area power box in the 
    hall and step through the nearby door. Go into the hall, kill the scuttlers and then go into 
    the sleeping quarters. Inside are some CCTVs, a PC, a health station, and a save station. 
    You can use the CCTVs practice using the remote guns if you like. Use the PC to find 
    that you can access the armory... what's a soldier without guns?
    
    Take Falcheck with you back into the examination room. Go through the other door. 
    Several scuttlers will emerge but Falcheck will take care of them. In a little closet off that 
    area, you'll find a flashlight and another document.
    
    Repair the Cryo Area power box on the wall to gain access to the next room. Have 
    Falcheck heal Dixon then have him follow you and Falcheck out. More scuttlers will 
    appear from the corpses. If you get your NPCs out of the room into the examination 
    room, close the door behind you and the scuttlers won't be as big a problem.
    
    Go to the Security area. Have Dixon fix the box and head into the armory. Go inside and 
    outside the area you'll find an adrenaline syringe and a health pack. Go into the armory 
    and there is everything a growing soldier could want.
    
    When you enter, a grate across the room will burst open and scuttlers will pour into the 
    room. Quickly grab a weapon and give it to Dixon. They will cover you well while you 
    grab the other weapons including a pistol, MP5, flamethrower, and ammo/fuel for each. 
    Load up.
    
    Go down the hallway and to the door with another NPC, Carter, standing inside. Open the 
    door and get Carter into your group. Watch him real close.
    
    Proceed into the attached hallway. Deactivate the security gate. The switches to throw are 
    the first and last. Once down, go to the end of the hall into the Cell Room. Use the PCs 
    and find the cell with Fisk. Also pick up the blood test. Head to Fisk's cell and open it. 
    Check him with the blood test just to be sure. The other NPC is infected.
    
    Find the cell with the grate in the back and shoot it out. Make sure you have one weapon 
    that uses ammo and the flamethrower. You can give them back later but you may need 
    them now. Follow the duct into a room with two walkers stomping around downstairs. At 
    the end of your platform, there are two flame grenades. Wear each of the walkers down 
    with gunfire as best you can. They will hide from you if they can but be patient. Once 
    you get them worn down, use the flame grenades to finish them off. If you miss or they 
    avoid the flames, drop down and finish the job.
    
    There is a junction box in a cube you need Dixon to fix. Head out the downstairs door 
    and go get your men. Bring Dixon back and have him fix the box so you can use the PC. 
    Get the code to the elevator and head for it and the next level.
    
    Level 7a	Strata Maintenance
    
    While riding the elevator down, pick up the ammo and the MP5 lying in the floor. Outfit 
    your NPCs with ranged weapons.
    
    When the elevator stops, you'll see troopers getting set to frag your ass. Get ready for 
    them and kill them quickly. Head down the hall to the left of the elevators then through 
    the door on the left at the end of the hall. For about four times you try to cross this room, 
    another wave of enemy troopers will attack from the hallway, go back and dispose of 
    them. Once they are done, cross the room and go into the big room with 3 tubs containing 
    scuttlers. Have Dixon fix the junction box for the door. While he's working, you can go 
    up the stairs into the elevated room in the corner.
    
    There is a fire extinguisher and 4 health packs in a dispenser. There is also a sniper 
    CCTV that you can use on the scuttlers in the tanks if you like, but it'd be shooting 
    practice only.
    
    Exit the room and look under the platform it's on and you'll find three crates, shoot the 
    end ones to reveal shotgun and MP5 ammo. Shoot the middle one and you'll get s 
    scuttler.
    
    Once you get into the room Dixon just opened, you'll find stun grenades, a shotgun, and 
    MP5 ammo.
    
    Head back to the room you started in; several scuttlers will emerges from pipes in the 
    ceiling. Shoot them then proceed down the hallway the troopers came from.
    
    An alarm will sound, but don't worry about it as it will short out. Peek around the next 
    corner and you'll find several troopers you'll have to deal with. Step back, arm your 
    shotgun, and throw a stun grenade around the corner as far as you can by banking it off 
    the wall across from you. 
    
    
    
    As soon as it goes off, go in with guns blazing. Move quickly to the other end and keep 
    any troopers from activating the switch on the wall. If they reach it, it will activate a 
    sentry gun and they are a pain to deal with. If you don't manage to keep them away from 
    the switch, Have all your NPCs stay behind and at a distance (or the medic will run up). 
    In quick short jumps, step from around the corner of the sentry gun (on the ceiling at the 
    end of the last hallway) fire a couple shots as you hear it spin up, then get back quickly. 
    Repeat this until you destroy it.
    
    If all the threats are removed, get your NPCs and head into this hallway. At the end of the 
    hall you will find a locked door with two walkers inside, a window and a grate. Shoot out 
    the grate and head in.
    
    While working through the duct, you'll hit a couple scuttlers... easy at this point so kill 
    them and keep going. Shoot out the grate at the other end and get ready to run.
    
    As soon as you hit the floor a fire will break out. Run up the stairs and down the hall. 
    There is a walker in the hallway so just run past then spin and pump a few rounds into it. 
    If it follows, switch you flamethrower and light the floor up to stop him. The spreading 
    fire will finish it off. Keep going until you go through the door but get ready to fight 
    several scuttlers. Just keep moving until you finish them all off.
    
    Once the fire has burned a for a bit, use your extinguisher to put out the remaining flames 
    then go back to the room the fire broke out in. Here you'll find HE grenades and some 
    regular grenades. Get them and return to the switch room.
    
    Inside the room are a series of switches, a data terminal power box, a save station, some 
    MP5 ammo and a fire extinguisher. From where you enter the room, in the far left corner 
    is a room containing some health packs; in the far right, a door leading to some adjacent 
    hallways.
    
    Approach the switches in the center of the room and Blake, apparently talking to himself, 
    will let you know you need to figure out how to get these working. 
    
    Head to that door that leads into the hallways. A corpse at the far end of the first hall will 
    spawn a few scuttlers. At the end of the next hall are two doors. 
    
    Ready a grenade then open the door straight at the end of the hall. Inside are a lot of 
    scuttlers and a lot of fuel drums. Pitch in the grenade then back WAY up. If any scuttlers 
    make it out, finish them off then head inside when you see the fires stop burning (you can 
    make out a little under the door). Fix the Fuel Supply box then leave the room and go into 
    the room at your left.
    
    Go inside and shoot the fuel drums. Head up the stairs to your left and around the corner. 
    Shoot all the scuttlers hanging out on the pipe work. Head to the end of this area towards 
    a grate and scuttler will burst out. Kill him then collect the grenades, pistol ammo and 
    health pack. There is also a grenade setting on some pipes just as you enter this area.
    
    Go back downstairs and fix the Pressure Tank Controls. This will fix the switches. Return 
    to the switch room.
    
    Notice that several of the doors are numbered. They correspond to switches. You'll need 
    to take care of the walkers to get back to your men. Throw Switch #1 and some 
    flamethrowers in the walker room will activate and kill them for you.
    
    (Tip: whether or not this is intentional I don't know, but if you REALLY want to help the 
    fight, If you stand near the window looking into the room with the walkers, then switch to 
    1st person, you can shoot through the window and get both into the red before you have 
    to risk fighting them in the same room to finish them off with the flamethrower.)
    
    Once the walkers are taken care of, have Dixon fix the Data Terminal Power box to get 
    the save station to work. Thank God... you can finally save!
    
    Throw the switch for Door #4 and head through. As soon as you enter, a trooper will 
    charge out. If you notice, there are some explosive crates on the floor. Shoot them and 
    you won't have to waste much ammo.
    
    Don't charge around the next corner... a sentry gun is waiting for you. Instead, step 
    against the opposite wall just around the corner so the gun can't see you, the pitch a HE 
    grenade as hard as you can down the hall. This will take care of the sentry gun.
    
    Have Dixon fix the Elevator Controls and be ready for two troopers when the door opens. 
    Proceed inside and you're on your way to the next level.
    
    Level 7b	Strata Furnace
    
    When you set off the elevator, you'll step into a furnace room that may or may not have a 
    walker loose. By loose I mean, running around the room OR, in the "pen" of crates in the 
    center of the room. You can either fight the walker head on or, use the furnaces to do 
    your work for you.
    
    If you use the furnaces, first, leave your NPCs on the elevator or they'll likely get cooked. 
    If the walker is running loose, try to lure him into the pen by running through a gap on 
    the side opposite the elevator, then duck through an opening on the other side. A crate 
    will fall pinning it in.
    
    Take two lefts and go past the furnace and on the right hand wall you'll find a Furnace 
    Control Center. Repair it and open the furnace door next to it. The flames will spread into 
    the pen area exploding two fuel drums and taking care of the walker. Close the door and 
    once the fires die out, you and your men can proceed through the door near that Power 
    Supply box.
    
    Personally, I'd just shoot it.
    
    Open the big door opposite the elevator. The attached room has a lower and upper level. 
    Down below, there are several rows of crates and troopers that will soon realize you are 
    there. Take care of all that show up.
    
    Head left along the top and have Dixon repair the Office Door Power box and head into 
    the office. During a cutscene, you'll find out that Whitely is up to something... but what? 
    Heal Temple and give him a weapon.
    
    
    
    Use the CCTV and wait a moment. A few troopers will trickle out that you can have a 
    little fun with. If you loose track of them, catch them trying to come up the stairs, they 
    are easy pickings there. Once done, use the PC to find out a little info about a weapon 
    being designed to use against The Thing as pick up the sniper rifle and ammo.
    
    Head out of the room turn left and go to the end for a fuel canister then go down stairs. At 
    the bottom of the stairs, turn left and have Dixon fix the Door Control. Shoot the middle 
    crate in the first row to reveal a health pack. Go into the adjacent room and save your 
    progress and restock on the shotgun and pistol ammo, HE grenades and fuel canisters. Go 
    to the door at the foot of the steps to get a flamethrower and health packs. A few scuttlers 
    will spawn so be ready.
    
    Go back upstairs; turn left and head to the door in the opposite corner from the office 
    door. As you approach, an trooper will run out. Kill him then head inside. You'll find 
    Lavelle inside and he's about ready to lose it. You don't have a lot of time. Grab the blood 
    test in the room and give yourself the test in front of him. This will calm him down. Give 
    Lavelle a weapon, get some MP5 ammo, then head out.
    
    Go downstairs and to the far corner of the room you saved your game in. There are two 
    switches. Behind door number two, Monte, there are three troopers. Open door two and 
    they'll come out a little. Open door number one and finish them off. Go through the door 
    off the final room.
    
    You will enter a room with a downward staircase. At the bottom is a door that has an 
    explosive laser tripwire. Face that way over the railing, and drop a grenade down. This 
    will destroy the tripwire. Head down and in the corner opposite the door, there is a health 
    pack. Grab it and head through the door.
    
    This is a long dark tunnel. It is crawling with troopers and a few Things. Proceed slowly 
    and everything will go ok. Turn right as you go out of the door. Get your flashlight, as 
    you won't be able to see anything. Go right for a bit and you'll find some truck wreckage. 
    Look closely and there are some turned over fuel barrels on the right hand side of the 
    truck. From a decent distance, shoot one until it explodes and you won't have any Things 
    to worry about. Go to the right hand side and pick up a grenade. Go to the other side of 
    the truck and get the HE grenades while you have one of the engineers repair the roadway 
    power. This will restore lighting in the tunnel.
    
    Begin down toward the other end of the tunnel. There are four or so troopers and a walker 
    waiting for you. You have a lot of options as to how to get rid of them so pick one and go 
    with it. Personally, I used the sniper rifle and picked them off with headshots. When it 
    came to the walker, I fought him the usual way, shoot-shoot-shoot-torch.
    
    Go into the little room off the tunnel and use the CCTV remote gun to kill what troopers 
    you can see then detonate the fuel drums behind the debris blocking your path.
    
    Proceed killing a couple more troopers, restock at the MP5 and shotgun ammo crates. 
    Have an engineer repair the bulkhead power, then go through the door.
    
    Inside you'll find an NPC that will quickly burst out. Take care of him. Scattered around 
    the room is some ammo. To the left center of the room, there are some fuel canisters. 
    When you approach them, some scuttlers will attack. To the right of the door, there is a 
    crate blocking some flame grenades and a grenade launcher. To get to them, pitch a 
    grenade behind the crate to ignite a hidden fuel drum. It will explode knocking the crate 
    and out of the way.
    
    Head up the stairs and into the room and repair the power box. When you do, several 
    scuttlers and walkers will appear downstairs. Kill them off, the pick up the extinguisher, 
    sniper rifle ammo and use the save station.
    
    Head downstairs and prepare to face the second boss Thing.
    
    Boss 2
    
    Open the right bulkhead door. A cutscene will introduce you to the next boss. Don't just 
    go charging in there. One, he can do a lot of damage and it's a bit tough to get out of his 
    area and Two, there's no need yet.
    
    Go ahead and fix the winch power supply. Then back up to the door and peer over the 
    lowest crates. (Notice that the crates have a low spot in them, that's where I'm talking 
    about). Arm the strongest hand grenade you are carrying and begin lobbing them over the 
    crates at the boss. You'll have to do this in 1st person to aim them correctly. If you have 
    HE grenades, I'd use those first. Make sure you throw them far enough because if they 
    bounce back close, it'll hurt. Throw at least 5 of them and if need be, switch to the regular 
    grenades. At this point, if they were well placed, it should be in the red.
    
    Now, get ready to run out into its area. Arm the flame grenades and the grenade launcher. 
    Run around the crates. If you stutter step for just a moment, then take off again when you 
    hear it roar just before it's attack, then run for the switch again, it'll hit where you were, 
    not where are. The boss monster is slow but very powerful. At full health, you won't be 
    able to take more than 3 hits from it. You can dodge most hits if you have room and time 
    it right.
    
    Anyway, run for the switch, give the beast a good shot then head back for the center of 
    the room. Switch to 1st person and when the boss is stunned and slumped over, hit it in 
    the "neck" area, right between the two appendages. If you wore it down enough and you 
    aim well, one shot should do it. If not, get the hell out of the area, and then perform the 
    last steps again.
    
    Once dead, throw the switch on the wall behind it and that will open the next room. 
    Leave the boss area and head into this last area.
    
    Inside, repair the power supply on the wall and watch the last cutscene. When the timer 
    starts, run like hell. Well, you've actually got 35 seconds, enough to even pick up ammo 
    on the way if you need it.
    
    Run for the exit back by the CCTV gun used earlier. Get on that elevator and watch the 
    finale of the level.
    
    (Tip: This is another case of the NPCs won't make it out of the level. If you are in serious 
    need of ammo or guns, take them from them before you step onto the elevator or earlier if 
    you like.)
    
    Level 8a	Transit Hangar 1
    
    You'll start this mission out in the snow so you need to move quickly but carefully to 
    avoid detection. This level is also fairly long, maze-like and chock full of troopers.
    
    Move up close to the hangar and take out the two troopers outside. You have a few 
    options... just kill them any way you see fit. Move in through the door and take out the 
    trooper inside as well. To the left, you'll find an open container with a health pack inside 
    if needed.
    
    Go all the way right and around a corner you will find some sniper ammo. At the left 
    hand side of the room, there is a door leading deeper into the building. The first is a short 
    room with a door leading out. Go through the next door and shoot the trooper before he 
    can activate the alarm (which will send in a LOT more troopers). There is a room in this 
    room with a save station, a weapon and ammo, but the door is locked. You'll be coming 
    back for it later.
    
    Go into the next room and there is a trooper around the corner. Take care of him then 
    head into the next room. Go out the next door and across a short room into the next room. 
    Inside are two troopers. Take care of them. There are crates to the right as you enter you 
    can use for cover. Once they are dead, use the PC for some info about C4 stored 
    elsewhere in the warehouse. You'll be getting it later.
    
    Around the corner from the PC is a Holding Area. The controls require an engineer to fix. 
    Again, you'll be coming back through later. Go into the next hallway. You'll encounter 
    two scuttlers initially and two more as you approach the far door.
    
    Through this next door, you'll need to move quickly. Go through the door and take care 
    of the troopers outside the 'bulldog' walker's pen. Shoot them quickly and the walker 
    won't get free. Two more troopers will emerge from an elevator in the hallway you 
    entered from. Once they are dead, there is a health kit dispenser on the wall. Load up. (I 
    don't recommend fighting the walker now as the save point is a good distance from here.)
    
    Head into the twisted hallway and you'll take on three more troopers. When you reach the 
    end, go through the doorway, be prepared to meet another trooper, but if you line up just 
    right through the windows, you can get a sniper shot off and take him out before he even 
    knows you're there.
    
    Go to the room on the left at the bottom of the ramp. Move quickly and kill the troopers 
    shooting at Powell. Once you do, enter the room and a cutscene begins. After it run, gain 
    Powell's trust by giving him a weapon. Have him repair the Cold Storage access and Save 
    terminal.
    
    Inside cold storage, besides the two scuttlers, you will find a shotgun and ammo for it as 
    well as the pistol and MP5.
    
    Leave the room and head down the hall; a trooper will likely attack. Go through the door 
    and turn left and continue down the hallway. Around the next corner a trooper will be 
    waiting. Kill them then collect the fire extinguisher setting on some crates. Move to the 
    other end of the room and go through the door.
    
    
    
    Head down the stairwell and shoot any scuttlers that attack from the grates. When you 
    reach the bottom, check the body under the last flight of stairs for a health pack. Go 
    through the doors at the foot of the stairs and have Powell fix the Security Door controls. 
    Proceed through the door adjacent to the controls. Near the end of the hall are some fuel 
    drums, shoot them and they may take care of a scuttlers waiting for you. Continue around 
    the corner and take a look into the next room. You'll find a few troopers waiting to get a 
    shot at you.
    
    (Tip: Again there is a clipping error that will allow you to switch to first person and shoot 
    them through the window. Use it if you see fit.)
    
    In the room, there is an MP5 and ammo for it and the sniper rifle, shotgun, and HE 
    grenades. Stock up. Notice there are door controls as well. Us the CCTV to take a look 
    behind the door you can see through the window. A vision of Things to come I should 
    say... aheh aheh ahem...
    
    Head back down the hall and into the next room. Watch for any troopers you may have 
    missed. Have Powell fix the Save Terminal station and use it. Head to the room at the far 
    end, you know the one... it has a 'bulldog' walker and two scuttlers in it. Open the door, 
    then pitch in a flame grenade or two if you have time, then close the door. Let 'em roast.
    
    If you don't kill the walker, open the door and finish him off. Go into the room and 
    retrieve the key to the room with the C4.
    
    Go to the next door and open it. Inside is the C4 you'll need to place in the next level. As 
    soon as you grab it, troopers will begin swarming the level. You'll be shooting your way 
    out. If you're at a decent point, you may want to save before starting this process. As your 
    overall objective, you are trying to make it back to the main door into the hangar.
    
    On the way out, you will encounter scuttlers and troopers along the way. Move through 
    the areas methodically and purposefully. When you reach the area with the 'bulldog' 
    walker in the tank, it'll be loose as well as a few scuttlers.
    
    Leave this room and go into the small hallway. There are a few troopers and a 'bulldog' 
    walker in there. Blast away.
    
    Into the next room (has the Holding Area) and you'll hit yet another 'bulldog' walker. Kill 
    it and have Powell repair the holding area door.
    
    Now, here's where it gets tricky. Powell is terrified of this room. If you can get him in 
    there fast enough and have him repair the terminal power and get him out, he'll make it. 
    Otherwise, he's going to lose it. If you have an adrenaline syringe, you can probably get 
    him out of the room; otherwise, you make have to take care of him yourself.
    
    If you get him to repair the terminal (regardless of what happens afterward, you'll get a 
    key code to a door with the save terminal and a grenade launcher as well as some 
    grenades.
    
    Get going there and take care of the 'bulldog' along the way. Once inside the room, an 
    agent will appear from outside. Kill him then collect the grenades, launcher and save your 
    progress.
    
    Head for the main hangar door, there are two troopers along the way, one hiding behind 
    the canister where the health kit was found at the beginning. On your way out, another 
    trooper will likely come through the door you just did, either keep running or kill him. 
    Either way, once through the hangar doors, the next level will load.
    
    Level 8b	Flight Control
    
    You begin this level out in the snow as well so time is a factor. If you kept Powel alive 
    from the last level, you'll have a little help here. Move ahead until you get within eyesight 
    of one of two hangars on this side of the compound. At the door of each is a trooper 
    guarding the entrance. Use any means you have available to remove them one at a time. 
    (Again, I used the trusty sniper rifle).
    
    Enter Hangar A and plant your C4 charge then proceed to Hangar B. There is another 
    trooper lurking in Hangar B. Kill him then gather the abundance of ammo scattered 
    around the hangar including shotgun and MP5 ammo near the trooper, a health pack and 
    grenades near the corpse, (when you near it scuttlers will attack) then shotgun, pistol and 
    sniper ammo in between some crates near the front of the hangar. (same again, expect 
    scuttlers).
    
    Proceed to Hangar C. Plant your C4 then finally, head to the last Hangar, D. Plant your 
    C4 inside and if you need it, there is a sniper rifle at the rear right of the hangar. A LOT 
    of scuttlers will attack and the viewpoint is a top down shot which makes the fighting a 
    little tough. If you don't like it, get yourself out of the corner and it will switch back.
    
    Now that you've got the C4 planted, head inside the central building. There are two 
    troopers guarding the door. Take them out and head inside.
    
    Kill the walker roaming the halls, then repair the staff room access. Head inside. On the 
    corpse you'll find a key and flashlight, however, a bulldog walker and several scuttlers 
    will attack. This is VERY close quarters so be careful. Once they are dead, use the PC 
    and save station.
    
    
    
    Exit the staff area; turn left and head to the door at the end of the hall. Go inside and 
    repair the maintenance area box. The Data Room box requires an engineer to repair it. 
    (Powell if you kept him alive from the last level) Proceed into the maintenance area. Kill 
    all the scuttlers you meet. At the first form, head right and clear out the scuttlers. 
    Backtrack then head left. There is a fuel drum ahead. From a safe distance, shoot it and it 
    will cause a chain reaction of explosions, killing a thing in the nook ahead and hopefully 
    wounding the walker around the corner. Continue ahead and kill the walker before it kills 
    Reed. Once dead, pick up the health pack at Reed's feet (apparently he's hurt so bad he 
    can lean over and pick it up to heal himself.) Several more scuttlers will attack. Once 
    healed, give him a weapon and head back to the staff room.
    
    Go ahead and save again. This time, exit the room and head right. There is a bathroom 
    with nothing important on the outer wall, but the inner wall heads up into the tower. On 
    the way up, scuttlers will attack from some ductwork. Kill them and proceed to the top of 
    the tower. There will be a scuttler outside the door. Kill it and proceed to a room. 
    Depending on the room you choose, you will either get a room that activates a cutscene, 
    or the other with a walker and save station. Regardless, go from one to the other 
    WITHOUT taking a shot at the C4 yet. 
    
    Save your game; shooting the C4 requires you to be FAST. Once you shoot, the hangar 
    doors will start closing. Start in one room and once you shoot the C4, get to the other as 
    quick as possible. The best tactic I used was to stand in the center of the window and only 
    zoom in as much as I needed to hit the C4, then drop from 1st person and turn to the other 
    hangar, then go back into 1st person and repeat, again only zooming in as much as you 
    need to hit the shot. Run for the other room and repeat the process.
    
    Once all the C4 is shot, a cutscene will show some Things entering the tower. Once you 
    leave the door, troopers will begin entering the building. Expect to meet the troopers at 
    the top of the stairs. Go down and head to the maintenance area. When you open the 
    door, you'll find a couple scuttlers and a walker. Kill them and proceed to the back door. 
    Go out the back door and into the ductwork leading into the ground... time for the next 
    level.
    
    (Tip: Again, you can collect weapons before you leave the level.)
    
    Level 9a	Weapons Security
    
    Continue down the duct until you drop into an open cave area. Find the shack and the 
    smaller shack nearby. Repair the box inside.  A walker will start to burst free from the 
    shed. Kill him then head inside and collect the grenade launcher, flamethrower, shotgun 
    ammo, HE grenades fire extinguisher and health kits.
    
    Approach the elevator and two more scuttlers will attack. Kill them then attempt to use 
    the elevator. Of course nothing comes easy so you'll be doing this on foot. Turn left from 
    facing the elevator then had up the earth ramp until you reach some ductwork. After an 
    explosion, a scuttler will attack. Kill it and go into the ductwork.
    
    Just after turning the second corner, a few scuttlers will drop down but be aware that a 
    few will also attack from behind you. Kill them, pick up the ammo and proceed around 
    the next corner. There you will find some MP5 ammo.
    
    Now comes the some of the toughest fighting you'll do in the entire game. When you 
    drop out of the ductwork, Cohen will run by or just behind you. He'll run all the way to 
    the top of the ramps. When you hit the ground, quickly give him a weapon and follow 
    him. Once you reach the top, have him follow you and fight any troopers coming up the 
    ramps.
    
    Start working your way down the ramps slowly. Be aware that nearly every corpse on 
    this level will spawn scuttlers as you progress. (Believe it or not, the level has a limit of 5 
    at any time total.)
    
    Once you make the first few loops, nearly every other corner will have a sentry gun. 
    Before you get there, look for fuel drums near the guns that you can shoot; the explosion 
    will take out the guns. On the levels that don't have fuel drums nearby, you can 
    ALWAYS find a position from which the shoot the guns before you get there. Even a 
    couple clips worth of ammo from a pistol will take one out.
    
    Work your way down slowly and carefully, always scanning the areas in front of you and 
    a level below for any opportunities.
    
    Once you reach the bottom, while enduring a torrent of scuttlers, you'll also have to take 
    on a walker. Give Cohen plenty of ammo and leave him outside the next room until you 
    can clear the two sentry guns.
    
    Run into the room stay close to the rear. The sentry guns don't have very accurate range 
    at a distance. Shoot the small crate blocking the door and head inside. Throw the switch 
    on the wall. It will deactivate the sentry guns. Not only is the room adorned with Thing 
    memorabilia. There you'll find a pistol, shotgun, shotgun ammo and a switch on the wall. 
    Save your progress.
    
    (Hint: You have another option to clear this room. When you enter the room, and head 
    immediately to the right around a small corner from the guns. Switch to first person and 
    lean out with any weapon you choose and take out the sentry gun in the opposite corner 
    from you. Work as fast as you can, Cohen is outside fending off scuttlers, remember? 
    Once done, take out the next then go back and get Cohen.)
    
    Leave Cohen behind in this room and prepare to dart into the next. Run straight across 
    the room and into the side room with the switch. Deactivate it. This deactivates the sentry 
    on the same wall.
    
    Again, you have a choice about the remaining sentry. You can run out and hit the switch 
    just under the sentry you just deactivated OR, run back out towards the door leading into 
    this room and stop behind the tall stack of crates for cover. Edge out to the left and you 
    can pick off the sentry without activating it. Return to the room and gather the pistol 
    ammo if needed.
    
    Go back and bring Cohen into this room. Under the second sentry, you'll find a health 
    pack and sniper ammo.
    
    The third room can be the toughest. There are four sentries in this one; two at the far end 
    of the room and two behind the door. (one in each corner) There are also two switches in 
    the room but no matter what you do, you'll be fighting two sentry guns. The first switch 
    in the room to the right will deactivate the two sentries at the far end of the room but 
    activate the front two. The switch on the opposite side of the room under one of the 
    sentries will deactivate the two at the front of the room, but activate the two at the rear.
    
    Here's how to fight to win. Run into the room and immediately head for the room to the 
    right. Before throwing the switch, go back into the door way and pick off the two sentries 
    at the front of the room. Then, once destroyed, activate the switch to deactivate the two 
    sentries at the other end of the room. In this room you'll find an MP5 and ammo.
    
    Get Cohen to follow you through this room and proceed through the door at the far end.
    
    (Tip: Or take his weapon from him :).  He won't be following.)
    
    Level 9b	Weapons Lab
    
    The intro to this level looks like a scene from Tombstone... "Say when."
    
    Ryan and Stolls have each other at gunpoint and you must decide who is who. Enter the 
    room and get the two health packs and the TASER from this side of the checkpoint, then 
    run around to the other side and get the blood test. Use the blood test on Ryan and he'll 
    burst out. Kill him.
    Have Stolls follow you through the arch and the next two doors into the robotics room. 
    Inside, pick up the MP5 ammo directly ahead and have Stolls repair the Data Room 1 
    box. Go into Data Room 1 and stock up on shotgun ammo and use the save station.
    
    Around the corner from Data Room 1 is a table with a CCTV and a door remote. There is 
    also a fire extinguisher on the floor.
    
    
    Head up the ramp to activate power for the room. The power supply is on the wall 
    opposite the ramp. Have Stolls repair it.
    
    Begin reading the PC information. Once you pass the second row of desks, a walker will 
    burst from the wall as well as a couple scuttlers. Kill them and continue reading the PCs. 
    Also, the last desk on the left has two flame grenades on it.
    
    Head back down the ramp and a cutscene will begin. You'll get all the information you'll 
    need to know about what is about to happen. Go to the CCTV and watch as Stolls as he 
    comes through the first door. It will only take him a few seconds to reach it. Once he goes 
    through the door, open the door then follow after Stolls. As you round the corner, an 
    explosion will occur. Through the broken door, there is a room with three pods on the 
    floor. Fight through the scuttlers and torch the pods. You'll need the fire extinguisher to 
    put out some of the flames to get across the room.
    
    Open the door on the right and you'll find what's left of Stolls. Kill him then collect his 
    weapon/ammo and restock on pistol ammo if needed. Head out and through the door at 
    the end of the hall. 
    
    Another cutscene will begin and end with you trapped in a room filling with gas. You've 
    only got 30 seconds to get through this. There is a power supply nearby, repair it then at 
    the far end of the room is a CCTV that controls a remote gun. Go to it and pan to the 
    right. Shoot the tanks that are leaking gas. This will stop the timer and blow open the 
    door. Also in the room are two PCs (one with a nice message from Whitely and another 
    that will activate a short scene). There is also MP5 ammo, fuel canisters and health packs. 
    Collect them all!
    
    Head out of the room and in the dark corner of the room near the door, you will find a 
    save station. Go back to the security station and proceed into the red light district. Don't 
    just barge around the corner though, a sentry gun awaits. Bank a HE grenade off the wall 
    and take it out if you can. Otherwise, duck back and forth, firing shots at it until you take 
    it out.
    
    Head into the next room and torch the pod in the floor. Once gone, throw the switch on 
    the sentry gun and proceed to the next room.
    
    Turn right and fix the door controls on the near wall. Enter the room and use the CCTVs 
    to get a look around the area. Exit the room and head toward the observation room 
    overlooking the gun range.
    
    Kill the two troopers that will attack you. Head under the stairs and pick up any ammo 
    the troopers may have dropped and repair the Observation Room power.
    
    (Hint: You can use the gun range if you like. Line up at each station and score critical hits 
    and the target will come forward. As far as I know, it's just for fun.)
    
    Head up the stairs and meet Peltola. Give him a weapon and have him follow you. Before 
    leaving the area, use the remote gun to blow up fuel drums to gain access to the weapons 
    room. There is also a walker in the room. Eat his lunch for him and he'll be a lot weaker 
    when you arrive.
    
    Go to the weapons research room, kill the walker and get the key from the table to the far 
    end of the room.
    
    Exit and have Peltola fix the door controls to the data room. Enter and collect the pistol 
    and ammo, MP5 and shotgun ammo and the flamethrower if you need them. Use the save 
    station.
    
    Head into the remaining door near the gun range. Kill the two troopers but DON'T go in 
    yet. Across from the room to the left as you exit there is a shelf with a LOT of ammo and 
    grenades... stock up. You're getting ready to face the toughest boss.
    
    Once loaded up, head back into the room and go through the last door.
    
    Boss 3
    
    I kid you not when I say this is the hardest boss in the entire game... well, unless you 
    manage to find a trick. I could suggest you run around the room and whatnot, but it's 
    pointless unless you just like repeating levels a lot.
    
    Here's the trick to beating this boss. When you enter the room, run along the center seam 
    of the floor to the junction of either the fourth or fifth row of tiles (deep into the room). 
    You'll be at a sweet spot from which the boss can't (or rather won't) hit you. Feel free to 
    shot until you wear him into the red. Then turn to the tank holding the walker. Shoot it 
    open the follow the same ol' method of shooting into the red, then flaming him. 
    REMEMBER, you can't leave your spot however. Flame him if he's close, if not, try 
    tossing a flame grenade that way. Once you finish the walker, prepare to finish the boss.
    
    Back away from your spot quickly and toss a flame grenade under the boss. Move as far 
    away as you can and KEEP moving. Two grenades in this manner should finish him off.
    
    Once you get the ESCAPE notice, get ready for two or three troopers to attack. Kill them, 
    go save your game, them get ready to leave the area.
    
    Head back the way you came to this point. At one point, the level will load and you'll 
    have a towering inferno to escape.
    
    Work you way VERY slowly. Take no more than a few steps at a time as there are 
    triggers to explosions and fires all along the way.
    
    I simply can't cover adequately where each explosion will occur, however, keep these 
    things in mind:
    
    * Stop just before stepping onto each new turn while climbing the ramps out.
    
    * Stop before each pillar or grate. Not only are the exploding, but there is still steam.
    
    Once you reach the top, you will encounter two troopers and a couple walkers. The 
    walkers may kill a trooper for you, but you never know so be ready to kill them all.
    
    Once you reach the very top, climb the boxes and escape through the vent.
    
    Drop down and head back to the cave, but watch. There are four bulldog walkers waiting 
    for you. If you wait at the edge of the vent, they will come up and you'll have perfect 
    protection from them. Kill them as you have the rest, just this time you don't have to 
    worry about getting hit.
    
    Once they are dead, proceed to the floor of the cave. There will likely be a few scuttlers, 
    but are they really much of a challenge any more?
    
    Once at the bottom, hop onto the elevator and get ready for the last stages.
    
    Level 10a	Field Testing
    
    At the top, you'll see Whitely running away. Pursue him down the ice corridor. All along 
    the way there will be troopers. Be ready for them at every turn. There is no particular 
    tactic to making it through this save the few I mention. It's not tough, just don't let 
    yourself get surrounded.
    
    After Whitely rounds the corner away from you, wait for a moment with your sniper rifle 
    and you can pick off 3 troopers. Move ahead and be ready to kill more around the next 
    corner. Generally, if you have grenades, pitch one around each corner ahead of you and 
    you may get some easy kills.
    
    As you make the first turn, there are fuel drums ahead, if you can get a shot off, you'll kill 
    several troopers at once. Move to the area the drums were. Ahead is a sniper trooper. 
    Arm your sniper rifle and lean out and try to get the shot off. Clear out the other troopers 
    in the area, and then head into the cave for warmth, ammo, grenades and health packs.
    
    
    
    Continue along your course and be prepared for a sniper on top of the corridor edge, just 
    behind the "island". Forge ahead and kill the last sniper then head into the dome.
    
    Inside the dome, you'll finally confront Whitely. Obviously, he's not feeling himself these 
    days. Once he takes off through the maze under the dome, save your game, and on the 
    other side of this room are health packs, grenades and ammo.
    
    Again, this place is crawling with troopers so proceed slowly. 
    
    Also, there are more laser trip mines, but, if once you see one you back up quickly, a 
    trooper will be along shortly to help you "disarm" it.
    
    I'm not going to discuss every point along the way. It's mainly avoiding trip mines (so 
    move slowly, don't just go blundering around corners) and shooting troopers. I'll touch on 
    the highlights though.
    
    From the entry point, head left and around the corner, you'll encounter your first trooper 
    here. Kill him and round the corner, but if you look ahead, there are about 5 more 
    troopers waiting for you. But, to save the day, there is a fuel drum among them. Shoot it 
    and take them all out.
    
    Continue ahead down a winding path, you'll meet another trooper in a second turn. After 
    you get through the zig-zag portion, there will be a couple more troopers around the 
    corner. 
    
    
    
    Ahead you will find a choice of direction. One way has trip mines lining it. If you pitch a 
    grenade into the hall, you can detonate them. There is also a fuel drum tucked across 
    from the first of them. Shoot it and it'll detonate the one across from it leaving you to pick 
    off the other. This path leads back to the main room where you can save your progress.
    
    Going the other direction, expect to encounter a few more troopers. Kill them and keep 
    moving ahead. Nearing the next corner, you should see a few crates. Around the next 
    corner are several troopers at various distances. There are also two fuel drums, one fairly 
    near and the other far away. Shoot them to thin out the crowd. At the opposite corner 
    from where you enter the room is the continued path. In the turn, there is a trip mine so 
    watch out. Back up and a trooper will stumble through. Proceed and watch for more blind 
    corners with trip mines. Around nearly every turn from here out is at least one trooper. 
    When you round the last turn, there are three waiting for you. There is also a lot of ammo 
    as well. Stock up and get ready for a sniper duel.
    
    Head out into the snow. There is a series of 5 canisters out here to hide behind. In the 
    corner of the last two, there is more sniper ammo if you need it. Ahead, blocking you 
    path is the sniper complex. There are 5 snipers out to take shots at you and they have 
    great aim. Use your best tactics here and use the canisters as cover. (If you can make it to 
    the complex on foot, you could also run down and mow through them if you're not a 
    good sniper.)
    
    Once you clean out the nest, go to the shed on the backside of the complex. Stock up and 
    raise your health. It's time to take on Whitely.
    Whitely
    
    Head out of the shed and down the corridor behind it in the distance. Half way down, a 
    cutscene will show you what is going on with Whitely. Continue and as you reach the 
    end of the corridor, another cutscene will begin and the fight with Whitely is on.
    
    From the helicopter, you really only have two things to shoot. At Whitely's base, you'll 
    see four sets of fuel drums. Shoot them to start the fires burning. From that point on, aim 
    for either Whitely's 'hand' or the bulge just down from there that sticks out a tube tentacle 
    from time to time. Keep this up and it won't be long until you drop him.
    
    
    Enjoy the finale.
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