FAQ/Walkthrough by Matty 101

Updated: 01/30/04 | Printable Version

                              XIII Walkthrough - PS2

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         before they are reached in the game.


Section A    - My Introduction
       AA1   - Acknowledgements
       AA2   - Version Number plus overview of updates
       AA3   - Copywrite Information

Section B    - Getting Started (and other information)
       BB1   - Controls
       BB2   - Main Menu
       BB3   - Game Introduction
       BB4   - Main Characters
       BB5   - In-Game Menu
       BB6   - Weapons
       BB7   - Inventory Objects

Section C    - Hints, Tips, and Cheats

Section D    - Skills
       DD1   - Breathing Skill
       DD2   - Dual Weapon Skill
       DD3   - Medical Care Skill
       DD4   - Lockpicking Skill
       DD5   - Stealth Skill
       DD6   - Sixth Sense Skill
       DD7   - Sniper Skill
       DD8   - Stunning Skill

Section E    - Walkthrough

       EA1   - Brighton Beach
       EB1   - Escape From First Aid Post
       EC1   - Escape The Beach Using The Killer's Pick-Up Truck

       EA2   - Winslow Bank
       EB2   - Access The Strongroom
       EC2   - Escape From The Bank

       EA3   - FBI Headquarters
       EB3   - Rejoin The Soldier On The Rooftops

       EA4   - Rooftops
       EB4   - Follow Jones

                          Section A - Introduction

Hey all. This is my first walkthrough, so I hope you all like it.
If anyone has any queries, notice something is missing, would like to post
this walkthrough, etc. please e-mail me at marv-101@lycos.co.uk.

AA1 - Acknowledgements

Thankyou to all these people:

Gamefaqs for hosting this walkthrough!
DarkTim for giving me his XIII title artwork

AA2 - Version Number

Version Number 0.2

Completed up to end of level 3 on Section E.

AA3 - Copywrite

This walkthrough is copywrited 2004. Any unauthorised used of this walkthrough
is strictly prohibited, and in violation of the copywrite law.

If this walkthrough is found on any site without my persmission, I will take
immediate action, depending on the situation.

If anyone would like to submit this walkthrough or any part of it to another
website, personal or otherwise, MUST ask me first. In the case I say yes,
FULL credit MUST go to me (marv-101)

                         Section B - Getting Started

This section of the walkthrough aims to help you to get started before playing
the game.

BB1 - Controls

X                    - Action Button / Reload
O                    - Next Weapon
Square               - Previous Weapon
Triagle              - Quick Heal
R1                   - Primary Fire
R2                   - Alternate Fire
L1                   - Jump
L2                   - Crouch
Left/Right           - Scroll Inventory
Up/Down              - Re-centre Aim
Left Analogue Stick  - Move
Right Analogue Stick - Look/Aim

Note: These are the primary settings, and can be changed in the Main Menu.

BB2 - Main Menu

Profile Selection Screen - Choose "New Profile" if you have never played
                           before. If you have an existing profile, select it

-Main Screen-

Continue     - Press X to continue the latest game in progress

New Game     - Press X to start a new game

Load a game  - Press X to load a saved game from your 8mb PS2 Memory Card

Multi-player - Select this option to start playing multi-player

Options      - Select to view or change the game options

-Continue Screen-

Play   - Press X to start playing your last saved game. Note that it will NOT
         load where the game was actually saved, but rather where you last got
         a checkpoint and saved.

Story  - Summarises the story so far, depending on how far you have got.

Skills - Press X to view the skills you have obtained. To obtain these skills
         you have to collect certain documents scattered throughout the game
         or pass certain aspects of the game within missions.

Documents  - Press X to view the various documents you have obtained.

Conspiracy - Select this option to view the various members of the conspiracy
             you have unmasked

-Load a game -

Select the saved game you wish to play from.

-Options Menu-

Parental Lock - Activate this to remove the violent graphics in the game.
                Once it is activated, you can deactivate it by pressing X
                again. (Not sure why this is built in though, it's not as if
                parents are going to put this option on if they know nothing
                about it!)

Audio Menu - Select to adjust the audio settings.
     * MusicMenu: Activate or deactivate the music.
     * Mode: Activate or deactivate stereo mode.

Video Menu - Select to adjust the screen.
     * Horizontal: Use the cursors to move the screen left or right.
     * Vertical: Use the cursors to move the screen up or down.

Controls - Press X to change the control configorations.

Advanced Options - Access advanced options.
     * Vibration: Change vibration on or off.
     * Auto-aim: Activate or deactivate the auto-aim feature.
     * View Speed: How sensitive the controls are when looking.

Difficulty Menu - Changes the difficulty.
     * Arcade: Easy mode (although it is still hard!)
     * Normal: Normal mode.
     * Realistic: Hard mode.

BB3 - Game Introduction

Note: This is taken from the PS2 XIII game manual:

The United States.

The country's still in a state of shock after President Sheridan's

You wake up, amnesiac and wounded, on a deserted East Coast beach. Your only
clues to your identity are the number XIII tattooed near your collarbone and
the key to a safety-deposit box.

Though your memory has let you down, you find you have the reflexes of a
highly-trained professional combatant.

You set off in search of your past, discovering the part you played in the
killing of the President of the United States and tracing the biggest
conspiracy ever known in the history of the country to its source.

BB4 - Main Characters

XIII - This is who you play, or so you are led to believe. You later find out
       you have taken over Steve Rowland's (the real XIII) identity. Your real
       name is Jason Fly.

The other characters are again taken from the PS2 XIII manual:

General Carrington - He seems to know a lot about your past. He's convinced
                     your innocent, and he'll do anything he can to help
                     you find the truth.

Jones - Carrington's aide-de-camp. Above all, she's a highly trained soldier
        watches over you when the going gets really tough (believe me, she
        will help you out, and you'll thank her for it later on during the

Amos - A high-ranking FBI man. Amos is in charge of investigating the plot
       behind President Sheridan's assassination.

The Mongoose - A ruthless killer, he hunts down XIII for the Conspiracy. Until
               his contract is fulfilled, nothing will stand in his way (which
               can be very annoying!!!)

Number 1 - He conducts the Conspiracy that assassinated President Sheridan
           from the shadowns. Will you be able to foil his evil plans?
           (If you wanna know who he is, either play the game, or uncrack
           this code - SZ.HDF XNFGKCZY!!!! (To uncrack it, look on any
           standard keyboard, and the proper letter will be below diagonally
           down and to the right of the coded letter. If the coded letter is
           at the bottom of the keyboard, the proper letter will be diagonally
           up and to the left TWICE (as if starting again)). I have put this
           in code as it is a major spoiler, which you should wait until the
           end to discover! Everything SHOULD make sense once you have
           discovered the identity of Number 1, even if you work it out now!

BB5 - In-Game Menu

Save Game - Select to save the game. Note: if you load a saved game, it will
            load you back to the beginning of the level, or just after a
            checkpoint, so there really is no need to save unless you complete
            a level, or reach a checkpoint - it just wastes valuable playing

Return To Game - Does exactly what it says on the tin! (Just gets rid of the

Controls - Various control options.

Skills - View the skills you have obtained.

Retry - Select this to restart at the beginning of a level, or after a

Main Menu - Takes you back to the main menu. Note: unsaved progress will be

BB6 - Weapons

Fists - Hold R1 to keep thumping. Good when sneaking from behind as neutrilises
        enemies (will NEED to thump or karate chop (from behind) when asked
        to neutrilise enemies). Stealth.

Various Objects - Pick up various objects with X when a differnt curser comes
                  on screen. Hit people with R1 ti knock them out instantly 
                  (neutrilises them). Stealth.

Knife - Press R2 to use as dagger, or R1 to throw it (aim for the head!)
        Effective if thrown in the head. Stealth weapon.

9mm Pistol - Basic handgun. Stealth weapon.

Grenade - Powerful weapon. Has a delay 'til the explosion, and be careful
          not to blow yourself up! If it explodes near you, everything will
          be slow and shakey for a while.

.44 Special - Powerful gun (but not my favourite).

Shotgun and Pump-Action Shotgun - Powerful weapons which take time to reload.

Harpoon Launcher - Mainly for use under water but can be used on ground.

Crossbow - Press R2 to zoom in, and again to zoom in further. Aim at heads
           for instant kills. Holds one arrow at a time to begin with, which
           is annoying if you miss someone, but gets updated to three at a
           time later on! :) Stealth weapon.

Mini-Gun - Powerful handheld submachine gun! Watch out for recoil (curser moves
           when shooting), so don't hold fire for too long.

Kalash - Good automatic gun. Watch out for recoil.

Assault Rifle (AR) - Basically the same as a Kalash, but press R2 to lauch
                     AR grenades with no delay!

SMG (Sub-Machine Gun) - Heavy weapon which slows you down, but very powerful.

RPG (Bazooka) - Most powerful weapon. Slows XIII down, and watch out not
                to blow yourself up.

Sniper Rifle - Press R2 to zoom in, and again to zoom in further. Aim for heads
               for one hit kills. Brilliant for long range. Stealth Weapon.

BB7 - Inventory Objects

Scroll through the inventory with the left and right buttons. Press X to use
these objects:

Medkit - Recovers 25 hit points (or 50 with "medical care" skill)

Full Medkit - Recovers 50 hit points (or 100 with "medical care" skill)

Key - Use to unlock various doors. Pick these up from some guards.

Lockpick - Use to pick locks on doors. Can be time consuming, but not usually.

Magnetic Pass - Swipe this (with X) in machines next to locked doors to open

Grapnel (Hook) - Aim and press X to hook on to various hooks to swing or climb
                 to various places. Press R1 to go, R2 to go down, X to release
                 and up, down, left or right to swing.

                       Section D - Hints, Tips, and Cheats

What follows are some general tips that I have picked up whilst playing XIII
and they should make playing it a lot easier.

1. Reload whenever you get the chance. Some weapons take a long time to reload
   whilst others have a short ammo supply at once (before you have to reload
   again). When you are in the clear, reload. Trust me, it helps a lot. The
   last thing you want is to jump out on an enemy, fire one shot, only for them
   to literally kill you whilst you try to reload. Before you know it, you have
   to restart the mission/level. RELOAD FREQUENTLY!

2. Try to be stealthy no matter what. If you fire a loud weapon, others will
   hear, and you will have god knows how many people shooting at you at once.
   I'm not saying to do everything in stealth, but if you can, just hit them
   with a broom or something for a one-hit stealthy kill. But obviously if
   there a loads of people in one area who you must kill, just get an automatic
   weapon out.

3. Watch out for recoil. Because automatic weapons are powerful, your gun
   naturally moves up. Due to this, you may not be hitting your target, giving
   them the advantage to shoot you. If you are using one of these weapons,
   use short bursts. When the cross-hairs moves off your target, stop shooting
   re-aim, and shoot again. You will know when they are dead as you will hear
   them shout "Argh!", and blood will come out of them (if parental lock is

4. Take cover. If there is a locker you can use to hide from an enemy, use it!
   Hide behind it, wait until they turn their back, sneak up on them, then
   karate chop them, shoot them, or whatever you want! If you are doing a
   stealth mission, karate chop them if you can.

5. When doing stealth missions, only use the stealth weapons (they are listed
   in the weapons section (BB6). If you use any of the other weapons, others
   will hear and raise the alarm. Only use the other weapons if you KNOW
   there is no one else about for a while.

6. Have you noticed when using a weapon where you can zoom in, that when you
   zoom in the furthest you can, that your aim keeps moving? Well to stop it
   moving, you either have to get the sniping skill, or if you stay perfectly
   still whilst you are zoomed in the maximum for a few seconds, your aim will
   be perfect. But you will have to do this everytime. Only do this when the
   person you are going to shoot cannot see you, otherwise you are just
   wasting time, and will be shot. Once you obtain the sniping skill, you don't
   have to worry about doing this :)

7. Pick up as much armour as you can. There are four types. These are:

   *Light Vest: Basic body armour, but you do not get an awful lot of it.

   *Heavy Vest: Same as light vest, but you get more of it (100 hit points

   *Light Helmet: Basic helmet which reduces impact of shots to head. Don't get
                  too much of it.

   *Heavy Helmet: Same as light helmet, but again you get 100 hit points worth.

   To get the more hit points for the vests, do not aim at the enemy's chest.
   This will reduce the amount of hit points it will give you. Aim for their
   heads instead. Note that these armour can be find lying around.

8. Medikits. Do not waste time scrolling through the inventory as you may get
   shot whilst doing so. Instead just press triangle. The game will recognise
   which medikit to use. If you only have a little health to recover, the game
   will automatically use a small medikit if it can find one. Or if you have
   a lot of health to recover, it will use a full medikit. This comes in handy
   when fighting bosses! Also, be on the look out for as many medikits as
   possible. Usually they are lying around, but sometimes you can find them
   from people you have just killed.

If you have anymore tips, e-mail them to me at marv-101@lycos.co.uk

                              Section D - Skills

These skills will help you on your way, and you obtain them from finding
certain documents, or completing a certain aspect in the game. By the way, I
am not sure if these are the EXACT names, or if they are in order, but it
doesn't matter as this tells you what they do, and you do not collect them in
order (or at least I didn't anyway):

DD1 - Breathing Skill

Without this skill, XIII can hold his breath for around 24 seconds. When you
have got this skill, he can hold it for around 43 seconds. This may come in
handy if you ever find yourself stuck underwater!

DD2 - Dual Weapon Skill

When you have got this skill, XIII can sometimes hold two of the same gun
(depending on what gun it is, and if you have two of them). Press R2 to switch
between one or two guns.

DD3 - Medical Care Skill

This skill makes the medikits twice as effective. Normal medikits will now give
you 50 health, and full medikits will give you 100 health!

DD4 - Lockpicking Skill

XIII will now lockpick doors twice as fast, which is handy if there are enemies

DD5 - Stealth Skill

You can now walk without making as much noise, so you can sneak up on enemies!

DD6 - Sixth Sense Skill

XIII can now sense where enemies are. This works by hearing the "Tap"s that
they make whilst walking. Thus if they are stationary, you cannot sense them.
This majorly helps as you can determine where they are, and when to ambush them
(when they are turned the other way).

DD7 - Sniper Skill

You will now be able to have perfect aim when sniping. No longer will you have
to wait a few seconds for perfect sniping.

DD8 - Stunning Skill

XIII can now "stun" people by creeping up behind them and pressing X to
instantly knock them out. Perfect for being stealthy.

                         Section E - Walkthrough

                          EA1 - Brighton Beach

Watch the sequence, and it will explain the story so far about the
assassination of the president, and how is brother shall continue his work.

You then wake up on a beach and there is a woman. You are wounded and have
amnesia. She tries to help you walk back to the First Aid Post. Walk to the
woman. You will have a flashback on how you were washed up on the shore, then
you pass out. 


EB1 - Escape from the First Aid Post

When you wake up, you are at the first aid post with the lifeguard who found
you. She will give you a key to Winslow Bank. Unfortunately for her, she gets
shot. You must now escape from the First Aid Post. Using the throwing knife,
kill the man at the door. Aim for the head for a one-hit kill. Now go to the
back room. Collect the medikit by pressing X on that box thingy. Use it by
pressing triangle. If you go out onto the porch, there is an enemy. Throw a
knife at his head. If you aim anywhere else, he will not die instantly,
costing you health and ammo. Walk over him to get his gun, and select it by
scrolling through the weapons by pressing O or square. More ammo is on the
bench. Now go back inside.

On the desk just inside is a key. It is easily visible as there is a white
square. Whenever you see a white square like that, there is something important
you must collect or hit, etc. Anyways, collect the key and use it to unlock
the front door. To do this, walk up to the door and your curser should change.
Press the action button (X) and you should hear a click. Now your curser should
be a hand. Press X again and the door will open.

Pick up the Kalash dropped by the man who was outside the door before you
killed him, and equip it by scrolling through the weapons with O. In front of
you should be some crates with ammo for the Kalash on. Once you have got this
ammo, there should be two men to your right. Kill them with your Kalash and
grab their weapons. Always try and grab your enemy's weapons as this will be
the way you mainly get your ammo, weapons, and sometimes armour. Further along
this area should be another First Aid Box. Open like last time and get the
Full Medikit. Whenever you see an item that you cannot pick up, but should
be able to, aim your curser at it, and you should get it.

Now go back to the deck and follow it. Shoot anyone who pops out. Watch out for
people on the cliff, they will start shooting at you. If you think you don't
need to worry about them, carry on. If otherwise, kill 'em. To do this, aim at
them (naturally) at wait until your curses changes to cross-hairs. When this
happens, you know you are aiming at them. If you are using the Kalash, watch
out for recoil.

Once you get to the docks, go in the yellow boat for a medikit (watch out for
the helicopter which will drop off some enemies for you to kill), then go back
to the main deck, and continue until the end.

EC1 - Leave The Beach With The Killer's Pick-Up Truck

Shoot the man that comes out from behind and pick up the key. Use this to
unlock the truck. To do this, walk up to the driver's door, and press X.

----Level Complete----

                               EA2 - Winslow Bank

EB2 - Access The Strongroom

First of all, do NOT shoot anyone. Walk up to the main desk where someone is
calling "Mr. Rowland". Speak with him, and then follow him to the left through
the security door. A large safe will now be opened for you to find the
safety deposit box. Walk in. Run to the end of the Vault, and turn left. A
white square shows you where your box is (remember, white squares are
important!). Open the box and pick up what is inside. The timer will start
ticking (it's a bomb!) and you will have a flashback (he has great timing
doesn't he?).

EC2 - Escape From The Bank

Once the flashback is over, go through the whole that the bomb creates in the
wall. Move straight and the right into a narrow corridor. Climb the ladder,
crawl through the vent whilst crouching (L2) until you get to a grate or wire
mesh (depending on what you wanna call it - i'll call it a grate from now on).
Punch it and drop down into the room. -Checkpoint-

Go right and there will be a security guard. Creep up behind him and knock him
out with the action button (X) when the curses changes. If he spots you,
hold R1 to repeatedly thump him. Remember, do NOT kill any bank staff!
Punches, karate chops, and using object are ok, but NOTHING else! However,
still pick his gun up. Go up the stairs and pick up the chair with the action
button. Keep going until you reach the top and knock the guard out by pressing
fire (R1).

Go along the balcony and knock out the second guard with another chair. Keep
going round the balcony. Once you get to the third guard, use the ashtray on
the desk to knock him out. Go into the the director's room (it is labelled)
and watch/listen to what happens. Once the conversation is over, a guard will
exit the room by the door on the right. A guard will now be coming from the
other side (look at the "Tap"s). Knock him out when he opens the door with a
chair. Go through and pick up the medikit on the shelf. Now go the library.

In the library are two guards. Find some objects to hit them with and knock
them out. Watch out for their "Tap"s to know where they are (this is important
throughout the game!). When they turn away, come out from behind the book case
and hit them. Once they have both been knocked out, go to the opposite end
of the library from when you came in, and jump onto the table. Crouch, punch
the grate, and follow the vent to the hallway. -Checkpoint-

Down the hall, a woman will want you to take her hostage. Go behind her, wait
for the curser to change (this particular curser means you can take that
person hostage for future reference). Now do NOT press the action button unless
the curser changes for you to do something (such as pushing a button) as you
will kill/knock out (dunno which, lol) the hostage. Grab the magnectic card
from the table and swipe it to open the door on the left (only press X once
the curser changes to that when you usually swipe cards). Once you open the
door, there will be police. KEEP THE HOSTAGE FACING THEM! If not, they will
shoot you. A friend told me that you can actually shoot them whilst you have
the hostage, and they will not shoot you back! So select a weapon, and shoot
'em! If it doesn't work, sorry, but it was just a tip from a friend. Anyways,
back to the right corner and follow round until you can press an elevator
button. Go in the elevator and press the button. Hopefully the police will not
have shot you. If you drop the hostage, just shoot the police normally and
run into the elevator so you don't die. If you have her still, drop her once
the elevator doors close.

Once on the next floor, some enemies have ambushed the bank and have started
shooting the bank staff. Now you have the ability to shoot THEM but NOT the
staff. Whenever you are not supposed to shoot someone, if you have a gun out,
the curser will be a circle with a line through it. This means you CANNOT
shoot them! Kill the enemies. In one of the doors on the left will be a Full
Medikit so go get it. Anyways, work your way to the back of the balcony,
killing and collecting ammo along the way. Get to the stairs, and turn right
into the emergency exit.

On the otherside there will be a man shooting you from a higher catwalk. Shoot
him, and work your way down the emergency exit stairs/ladders until you are on
the ground. Here you will be placed under arrest.

---Level Complete---

                             EA3 - FBI Headquarters

EB3 - Rejoin The Soldier On The Rooftop

At the beginning of this level on the projection in front of you is proof that
you are the assassin. An exlposion makes everyone in the room leave. Once they
have left, you will hear a "Pssst". Look right and Jones is behind a grate.
She will shoot your cuffs and you are free to complete the level.

One thing you need to know - DO NOT SHOOT THE FBI AGENTS! If you get confused
to who is an FBI agent, remember the curser that your gun will display (a
circle with a line through). Instead, you are going to have to knock them out.

Go through the door on the left of the room. There should be two guards to your
left. Other walkthroughs may tell you to go through a vent here, but there is
no need to. Just go up to the first one and hold R1 to repeatedly punch him.
Hopefully he will not be able to shoot back, allowing you to knock him out, and
to proceed onto the other guy, who has probably gone round the corner to the
left. Once they have both been knocked out, you can go to the room you just
walked past (near where you knocked the first guard out) and collect some
ammo and a medikit from the locker/cabinet thingies.

Go through the doors on the opposite side and get the Full Medikit from
behind the power board. Grab a chair and knock out the guard. Punch the boxes
and the grate, and crawl through the vent. When you emerge, you'll be in a
hallway with FBI agents and enemies who will be shooting them/you. You CAN
shoot the enemies, but be careful not to shoot the FBI agents. Knock them out
instead. Make your way to the end of the hallway and enter the door to your
left. Kill the enemy in this room, and the one who should now enter. Leave this
room by the other door and turn right at the hallway.

Kill the enemy and make your way to the penultimate opened door and enter it.
On the left should be a door so go through it. Kill the enemy holding the FBI
Agent hostage. Go back to the office you just came from and collect the
medikit in the locker/cabinet thing. Exit this office back into the hallway
and go through the blasted door, climb the stairs, and go through the brown
doors. - Checkpoint-

Go into the next room and kill the three enemies (one will come in after you
shoot the other two). After that, go into the third room. Kill the people on
the left. Now go right and there should be a hole in the floor. Shoot the men
down there, and make your way to the next room by walking alone the small
ledge right next to the wall, and be sure to kill the guys shooting you.

Go left into a small room, and then go right. Walk into a big room and kill
everyone inside it. Be careful as some guys may hide behind the crates. Find
another small room on the right, and then turn left into a narrow corridor.
Crouch into the hole in the wall and climb the ladder.

---Level Complete---

                              EA4 - Rooftops

EB4 - Follow Jones