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                        History Channel: Battle For The Pacific
                                 Walkthrough by snkupo
                                      Version 1.0
                            Most Recent Update: 2008/06/23
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      - Forewords............................................................[be01]
      - Controls.............................................................[be02]
      - Frequently Asked Questions...........................................[be03]
      - Wake Island..........................................................[wa01]
      - Bataan...............................................................[wa02]
      - Guadalcanal I........................................................[wa03]
      - Guadalcanal II.......................................................[wa04]
      - Leyte I..............................................................[wa05]
      - Leyte II.............................................................[wa06]
      - Luzon................................................................[wa07]
      - Iwo Jima I...........................................................[wa08]
      - Iwo Jima II..........................................................[wa09]
      - Iwo Jima III.........................................................[wa10]
      - Legal................................................................[en02]
      - Version History......................................................[en03]
                                       Forewords                             [be01]
    Hi ho. Welcome to a rather short walkthrough for a rather short Xbox 360 game.
    History Channel: Battle For The Pacific is an FPS where you play an American
    soldier during the second world war. You'll get to take out a lot of enemy
    soldiers, and bring glory to the United States of America. To be honest, I'm
    not really a big fan of this game, but whatever, I felt like writing something,
    and saw this game sitting on my shelf. What's strange about this one, is that
    the game isn't really that much of a "game". It's got some nice TV-style
    documentary clips, but that's about it. It's a budget title, after all.
    The guide will lead you through the whole single player campaign, holding your
    hand from the very beginning, to the end. There's only 10 levels in this game,
    but three difficulty settings means that some people will find it entertaining
    to go through the game at least a couple of times. I think so, at least. Please
    do not that this is only a single player guide, and does not provide in-depth
    strategies for multiplayer battles that you can experience on Xbox Live. That's
    pretty much all I wanted to say. So, enjoy playing.
                                       Controls                              [be02]
           | CONTROLLER INPUT              | EFFECT                        |
           | Left analog                   | Move, crouch                  |
           | Right analog                  | Look                          |
           | Left trigger (LT)             | Aim                           |
           | Right trigger (RT)            | Fire                          |
           | Left shoulder button (LB)     | Change weapon                 |
           | Right shoulder button (RB)    | Throw grenade                 |
           | A                             | Jump                          |
           | B                             | Melee attack                  |
           | X                             | Reload                        |
           | Y                             | Use/action                    |
           | Start                         | Pause                         |
           | Back                          | View current tasks            |
                                Frequently Asked Questions                   [be03]
    Q: How many missions are there in this game?
    A: 10 short ones.
    Q: My soldier friends get stuck all the time! What should I do?
    A: Try killing all the enemies nearby, and they'll often start running again.
    Q: Do I really have to follow my soldier friends? I want to explore!
    A: In most cases, you don't get the chance, since most tasks depend on you
       following your soldier friends.
    Q: Do some multiplayer strategies, please!
    A: Won't happen.
    Q: How long is the singleplayer campaign?
    A: Not longer than three hours. Probably much shorter.
    Q: Is this game super hard?
    A: No, not at all. It's actually more of a documentary than a challenging game.
    Q: What's the difference between the three difficulty settings?
    A: Harder difficulty means that you take more damage per hit.
    Q: I run out of ammo all the time! What to do?
    A: Pick up a weapon dropped by an enemy. Do so by holding the Y button.
                                      Wake Island                            [wa01]
    Work your way through the few options in the menu that appears when you turn on
    the game, and start a new savegame. Choose the NORMAL difficulty setting for a
    decent, but not too extreme challenge. The first mission is set at Wake Island
    only hours after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. One of your mates tells
    you to go find the piece that is missing from his radio station.
    There are three missing radio pieces that you need to find. Right now, there is
    only one way you can go, so equip your Thompson M1 using LB and start running
    through the trenches, following the small square-formed icon that appears. It
    will lead you to the first missing piece, then to the two others. After the
    first piece, two enemies will attack, so shoot them down. Once you have all
    three pieces, go back to your mate.
    Let him operate the radio, and wait for another friend to appear. Follow him
    when he asks you to. When he stops in front of an explosion, take cover behind
    the barrels on your left, and kill the Japanese soldiers on the other side. Now
    continue following your running mate! Keep an eye on the ground above the
    trench walls, as some new Japanese soldiers will try and jump down into the
    trench from up there. Kill them before they get the chance. After a short
    while, you and your mate will meet a barricade where some allies have mounted a
    machine gun. Press Y to use it.
    Shoot at the Japanese that come running towards your mounted position. Once
    you've killed enough people, your mate will tell you to follow him again. Press
    Y to exit the Machine-Gun mode, and follow him. The Thompson weapon is still a
    good choice; use it to shoot down the enemies that appear in your way.
    After a while you are likely to run out of ammo though, and when that happens,
    pick up a Japanese Machine-Gun by holding the Y button while standing close to
    one that has dropped from a dead enemy. Now keep on following that mate of
    yours. He's kinda fast, but so are you. Your mate will eventually take you back
    to the mounted gun, where you need to take down a second wave of enemies.
    Afterwards, follow him again.
    You will have to make your way through some big groups of enemies. In those
    situations, just hit RB to throw a grenade at them. Works wonders. The next
    thing that happens, is that you'll find a huge anti-air gun. Press Y use it.
    This is a very easy task. Just keep on looking up in the sky, and start
    shooting at any airplanes that approach your position. It's almost impossible
    to fail at this, as the planes don't really hit you when they "attack". Just
    keep on shooting them down until your mate tells you to move.
    As before, follow your friend, and take down any enemies in your way. The best
    cover you have will be the trench walls, so make sure to get behind them when
    you need to reload. You don't want the enemies to hit you when you don't have
    any bullets. You'll eventually reach a point where many allies have taken cover
    behind some barrels. Do the same as them, and kill all of the enemies on the
    other side of the barrels (hold LT to aim properly). That's it for the first
    mission -- you won!
                                         Bataan                              [wa02]
    You're being ambushed at the beach! Duck behind the crates nearby, and hold LT
    to aim at the enemies that are coming towards you. Try hitting their heads with
    your shots, as head shots are of course.. very lethal. After killing them all,
    you'll get a new task.
    Equip your Thompson gun before starting to follow your mates. Now follow them,
    and run through the jungle as fast as you can. The reason for using the
    Thompson weapon is that many Japanese will attack in the jungle, and a fast
    weapon is recommended in that kind of situation. There's not a lot of cover in
    the jungle, so kill the enemies before they kill you. One of your mates will
    soon tell you to try and establish radio contact with Piathong Village.
    It's not really you that has to work on getting radio contact with the village;
    your mate will do everything for you. Just follow him, and when he stops,
    protect him from the enemies that attack. There's not more than five of them,
    and they're all standing behind a tree straight in front of where your mate
    stops. Just kill them all, and follow your mate back to the others once he's
    done with his radio work. Piece of cake.
    See that bridge in front of you? Get behind the truck on that bridge, and pop
    out of cover to kill the enemies on the other side with your Machine-Gun. Your
    mates will now start following you. One mate stops you, and tells you to search
    for mines that the Japanese might have placed on the ground.
    Just follow the tiny square icon that just appeared on the screen, but look at
    the ground. You'll find some mines on the ground, marked by red circles.
    Approach them carefully, and press Y to defuse them all. There's 11 mines in
    all, and they're all on the ground, very close to each other. After clearing
    the mines, just follow your mates into the village that lies just ahead.
    Take cover behind the barricade near the village gate, hold LT to aim, and take
    down all the enemies that come running towards the village. Your mates will
    help you, making this a rather easy task. Mission complete, eat a banana!
                                     Guadalcanal I                           [wa03]
    You and a handful of friends are hanging around at some kind of landing zone.
    Tons of Japanese suddenly appear, and you have to take them all out. It's not
    smart to run straight into the enemies, as there's more enemies than the ones
    you can see at the very beginning. Stay at distance, and aim well, shooting
    down the enemies you can see. Once they're all dead, a new batch of baddies
    will show up. Do the same stuff all over again until the second batch had been
    Follow your mates now, into the jungle! Let them lead the way, and take down
    any enemies that appear. Just like in the first mission, grenades are great for
    taking out large groups of bad guys. There's three such groups. Follow your
    mates until you see three weird machines. These are the Japanese artillery
    weapons! Approach all three of them, and press Y to place explosives on them.
    The artillery will blow up, and you will get to continue. Madness.
    Get back into the jungle again, following your mates. Shoot all the Japanese
    you see. After running across a river, you'll see Henderson Field, but there's
    lots of enemies here. Equip your Thompson, and clear the area. Proceed towards
    the square icon on your screen, in order to find an anti-air gun. Throw a
    grenade at the enemies guarding the AA gun, then press Y to use it. Shoot down
    all of the airplanes that are circling around above you. Once all the planes
    are done for, exit the AA gun, and kill off a last group of Japanese soldiers
    that are rushing the base. Nice. Henderson Field is now yours.
                                     Guadalcanal II                          [wa04]
    Equip your Garand M1, and take cover behind one of the planes on the airfield.
    Japanese soldiers will soon start attacking you, so aim steady, and do some
    head shots. Or.. do many head shots -- kill 'em all. It's smart to take them
    quickly, as they won't start shooting at you before they get real close to your
    position. So, be fast on the trigger. No matter what you do though, the
    airfield does get Zerged by the Japanese, and your next task will be to retreat
    to a safe position, along with your friends.
    Your mates run into the jungle, and you need to follow them. Run backwards, and
    shoot at any Japanese that try to follow you. The last group of followers will
    attack you just after you've crossed a small river. Now just follow your mates
    until you are back at the place where you blew up the artillery earlier.
    Hide behind the sand bag blockade, and wait for the enemies to attack. Shoot
    them all -- don't let them get through. If it gets real tough, use a couple of
    grenades to blow the bad guys up. After two waves of Japanese attackers, a
    group of allies will come to your aid. With lots of new blood in your troop,
    you're ready to take back the airfield. It's quite a distance, but if you want
    to complete this mission, you need to run all the way back to where you escaped
    from. So, do that. Now!
    The engineer in your group needs protection once you reach the airfield. He'll
    get marked with a small, red circle, so just follow him around and kill
    everyone that gets close to him. Not allies that get close to him, though --
    only enemies. Once the engineer has called for backup, the mission is
    completed. Congratulations, soldier.
                                        Leyte I                              [wa05]
    You'll find yourself at a beach. You'll have to clear all the enemies here
    before the second wave of allies arrives. Follow the soldier that is marked
    with a square-formed icon, and shoot at the Japanese turrets, killing the
    soldiers that are using them. When the turret soldiers are dead, you'll find
    yourself at the beginning of some trenches. Get in there, and kill everyone in
    there. It's important that you're actually following your friend (the marked
    soldier) while doing this, so that you don't fail because of not following
    orders. Anyway, follow your mate until he tells you to defuse the mines in
    front of you. Do so using the Y button, then continue following him.
    After defusing those mines, just follow your mate and help him kill all the
    enemies that are left in the trenches. This takes quite a bit of time, but as
    long as you remember to use a fast weapons (Type 100 or Thompson) and take
    cover behind trench walls, it will be a smooth job. The mission ends after
    you've killed all the enemies in the trench. They're not hidden or anything,
    so just keep on taking them down until there's no one left.
                                       Leyte II                              [wa06]
    Quite simply, what you need to do is to fight your way through the jungle,
    towards the enemy supply depot. Start out with your rifle; save the Thompson
    until later. There's not a lot of places to take cover, so aim and shoot
    quickly when you see an enemy. Continue doing this until the game tells you to
    take down some ambushers. These guys are actually right behind you, so turn
    around and use your Thompson to wipe them out quickly. Fight your way through
    the jungle now, until you reach the enemy supply depot.
    You'll see the supply depot from a hill. Before running down to the depot, use
    your rifle to take out the guards in the depot's towers. When the tower guards
    have been killed, it's much safer to run down to the depot, and kill the
    enemies down there with your Thompson. When they're all dead, you get a new
    There are three supply buildings in the depot area. They're all marked with red
    circles, so they're easy to find. Approach them all, and use the Y button to
    place explosives on each building. Now run away, and watch them blow up. BOOM,
    mission complete.
                                         Luzon                               [wa07]
    The plan here is to team up with another group of soldiers that are waiting
    somewhere in the jungle. However, there have been reports of enemy snipers, so
    things aren't all that nice. At the very beginning, there are three snipers
    just above you, marked with square-formed icons. Aim well, and take them out,
    one after another. Follow your allies until you reach a river. Here, you will
    be ambushed by enemies coming from behind. So, turn around once you see that
    river, and kill the attackers.
    When this task pops up on the screen, you'll be close to a small enemy base
    with two artillery guns. Take out the soldiers guarding them, and use the Y
    button to place explosives on the two artillery guns. Now run away, and wait
    for them to go totally BOOM.
    Follow your mates again, and you will reach another base. Use your Garand rifle
    to take out the soldiers using the turrets in this base. There's two of them,
    close to the very middle of the base. When those two area dead, the rest of the
    enemies won't be a huge challenge to deal with. That's it -- now you should
    just follow your friends until you see the other group of allied soldiers.
                                      Iwo Jima I                             [wa08]
    One of the soldiers tells you to follow him at the beginning of this mission.
    Do so -- keep right behind him all the time, and pick up the Trench Gun close
    to the dead soldier you'll pass close to the very beginning. When the two of
    you see a pillbox, throw a grenade into in in order to kill the enemies in
    there. Now follow your friend into the trench, and use the Trench Gun to blow
    up all the enemies in there. Once the trenches have been cleaned out, it's time
    to concentrate on killing some sniper baddies.
    Your friend will lead you to the snipers. There's only three of them, and
    they're not really snipers, just normal soldiers shooting at you from the
    ground above the trench path. Kill the three soldiers, and follow your friend,
    continuing to clean the other trenches of enemy soldiers. After a while, you'll
    meet a couple of allied soldiers.
    You know the drill by now; just follow your mates. They'll lead you to the two
    artillery guns that you need to place explosives on. Keep on following your
    mates afterwards, until you get a new task.
    There's tons of enemies in this area, but by keeping your distance, you'll be
    just fine. Use LT to aim with your rifle, and take the enemies down. Don't rush
    this, but take your time. You're guaranteed to bite the dust if you rush
    straight towards all the baddies, as there's LOTS of them. When most of them
    are dead, follow your mate into the cave that the baddies were guarding.
                                     Iwo Jima II                             [wa09]
    You're in the caves of Iwo Jima now, and you need to secure the entrance area.
    This job won't take long -- just kill a small wave of attackers. Afterwards,
    you need to cut a communications wire that runs through the cave system.
    Follow the friendly soldier marked with a red circle, and help him take out all
    the enemies he runs into. After a while you will find the wire hanging in the
    roof, just after crossing a small bridge. Hit the Y button to cut the wire.
    Follow your friend back to the cave entrance, and help him clean out another
    room filled with bad guys. To proceed after this, you must find some electric
    generator parts.
    See that red circle that suddenly popped up on your screen? Follow it until
    you see a ledge above you. Use the A button to jump up on the nearby crates,
    and from the top of the crates, jump up on that ledge. Now continue following
    the red circle deeper into the cave. You'll find the first generator part.
    Now head back to your mate, and follow him again, assisting him with killing
    enemies. You'll find the second (last) generator part now, in a big room!
    After grabbing it, jump back up to your mate, and follow him back to where the
    generator is. He leads the way, as always.
    Once you've activated the generator, a door opens. It leads into a hospital
    area. Kill all the enemies in here, and follow your friends to the control
    center, where you just have to kill a couple of enemies to complete the
    mission. Only one mission left now. I'm kinda tired of this game already, so
    that's not something I'm sad about, though!
                                     Iwo Jima III                            [wa10]
    The last mission is very simple in all ways. You start at the bottom of a
    path, and need to take out four turret positions that you'll run into before
    reaching the top. To take out a turret position, just throw a grenade behind
    the turret. When you're close to the top of Iwo Jima, you'll start getting
    attacked by soldiers shooting at you from ledges on your right side. You need
    to kill all of these soldiers before continuing to the top, so use LT as
    always, in order to aim carefully, shooting every single soldier attacking
    from above. There really isn't more to this final mission that this -- it's
    very short and straight-forward.
    Once you reach the top, watch the ending sequence. You're done now.
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                                   Version History                           [en03]
     2008/06/23 - Version 1.0
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