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         ~ A guide by Michael Keeley (GameFAQs alias 'thegosv'). ~
    
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            1.  Guide Notation
    
            2.  Treasure Medals
    
                -  First Treasure                       [_]
    
                -  Beginner Fortune Hunter              [_]
    
                -  Novice Fortune Hunter                [_]
    
                -  Enthusiast Fortune Hunter            [_]
    
                -  Intermediate Fortune Hunter          [_]
    
                -  Skilled Fortune Hunter               [_]
    
                -  Proficient Fortune Hunter            [_]
    
                -  Advanced Fortune Hunter              [_]
    
                -  Professional Fortune Hunter          [_]
    
                -  Senior Fortune Hunter                [_]
    
                -  Expert Fortune Hunter                [_]
    
                -  Crack Fortune Hunter                 [_]
    
                -  Master Fortune Hunter                [_]
    
                -  Relic Finder                         [_]
    
            3.  Knuckle-Supper Medals
    
                -  Brutal Brawler                       [_]
    
                -  Brutal Slugger                       [_]
    
                -  Brutal Expert                        [_]
    
                -  Stealth Attacker                     [_]
    
                -  Steel Fist                           [_]
    
                -  Steel Fist Expert                    [_]
    
            4.  Marksmanship Medals
    
                -  Headshot Expert                      [_]
    
                -  10 Headshots                         [_]
    
                -  30 Headshots                         [_]
    
                -  100 Headshots                        [_]
    
                -  Dyno-Might!                          [_]
    
                -  Expert Dyno-Might                    [_]
    
            5.  Stylised Killing Medals
    
                -  Run-and-Gunner                       [_]
    
                -  Hangman                              [_]
    
                -  Grenade Hangman                      [_]
    
            6.  Kill Quota Medals
    
                -  Survivor                             [_]
    
                -  50 Kills: PM - 9mm                   [_]
    
                -  50 Kills: 92FS - 9mm                 [_]
    
                -  50 Kills: Micro - 9mm                [_]
    
                -  20 Kills: Wes - 44                   [_]
    
                -  20 Kills: Desert - 5                 [_]
    
                -  30 Kills: MP40                       [_]
    
                -  50 Kills: AK-47                      [_]
    
                -  50 Kills: M4                         [_]
    
                -  30 Kills: Dragon Sniper              [_]
    
                -  50 Kills: Moss - 12                  [_]
    
                -  50 Kills: SAS - 12                   [_]
    
                -  30 Kills: M79                        [_]
    
                -  20 Kills: Mk-NDI                     [_]
    
            7.  Game Completion Medals
    
                -  Charted! - Easy                      [_]
    
                -  Charted! - Normal                    [_]
    
                -  Charted! - Hard                      [_]
    
                -  Charted! - Crushing                  [_]
    
            8.  About The Author / Guide
    
            9.  Guide Contributions and Thanks
    
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    Below is a sample of the format I will be using for the medal heading in this
    guide:
    
    Medal Title
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    Medal Value:  [The number of points the medal is worth]
    Chapter:  [The chapter I recommend playing to obtain the medal]
    Difficulty:  [The difficulty setting I recommend for obtaining this level]
    Weapon:  [My preferred weapon(s) for obtaining this medal]
    
    [Requirements of the medal and detailled advice on how to meet these
    requirements if applicable]
    
    Note:  Only the relevant notation is used for each medal.
    
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    There are a substantial number of medals to gain from simply finding the
    various treasures hidden in the game.  For an in-depth guide to finding all of
    them, please refer to the excellent guide made by YYZed, which can also be
    found on GameFAQs.  The medals of this section are all automatically gained by
    following that guide.
    ...and let's be honest, who isn't going to want to find all of the treasure in
    a game of this quality?
    
    First Treasure
    --------------
    
    Medal Value:  5
    
    Simply stand over a treasure in the game and press the Triangle button to pick
    it up.
    
    Beginner Fortune Hunter
    -----------------------
    
    Medal Value:  5
    
    This medal is awarded after you have successfully found five treasures in the 
    game.
    
    Novice Fortune Hunter
    ---------------------
    
    Medal Value:  5
    
    This medal is awarded after you have successfully found 10 treasures in the
    game.
    
    Enthusiast Fortune Hunter
    -------------------------
    
    Medal Value:  10
    
    This medal is awarded after you have successfully found 15 treasures in the
    game.
    
    Intermediate Fortune Hunter
    ---------------------------
    
    Medal Value:  10
    
    This medal is awarded after you have successfully found 20 treasures in the
    game.
    
    Skilled Fortune Hunter
    ----------------------
    
    Medal Value:  10
    
    This medal is awarded after you have successfully found 25 treasures in the
    game.
    
    Proficient Fortune Hunter
    -------------------------
    
    Medal Value:  10
    
    This medal is awarded after you have successfully found 30 treasures in the
    game.
    
    Advanced Fortune Hunter
    -----------------------
    
    Medal Value:  10
    
    This medal is awarded after you have successfully found 35 treasures in the
    game.
    
    Professional Fortune Hunter
    ---------------------------
    
    Medal Value:  10
    
    This medal is awarded after you have successfully found 40 treasures in the
    game.
    
    Senior Fortune Hunter
    ---------------------
    
    Medal Value:  10
    
    This medal is awarded after you have successfully found 45 treasures in the
    game.
    
    Expert Fortune Hunter
    ---------------------
    
    Medal Value:  10
    
    This medal is awarded after you have successfully found 50 treasures in the
    game.
    
    Crack Fortune Hunter
    --------------------
    
    Medal Value:  10
    
    This medal is awarded after you have successfully found 55 treasures in the
    game.
    
    Master Fortune Hunter
    ---------------------
    
    Medal Value:  50
    
    This medal is only awarded once you have successfully found 60 treasures
    hidden within the game.  You do not need to have found the 'strange relic' in
    order to satisfy this medal, but this medal can be satisfied by finding the
    'strange relic' and 59 other treasures.  Although this medal is awarded after
    the 60th treasure has been found, there are 61 treasures in total.
    
    Relic Finder
    ------------
    
    Medal Value:  20
    
    This medal is awarded for finding a specific treasure in the game, referred to
    only as the 'strange relic'.  Fans of previous Naughty Dog games should
    instantly recognise what this 'relic' actually is, but I will not spoil the
    surprise here.  Again, a detailed guide to finding it has already been
    provided by YYZed.
    
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    The following medals are obtained by Drake choosing his fists over ammunition 
    to lay waste to the pirates.  He may not be Brock Lesnar, but Drake's fists
    are still worth fearing!
    
    Brutal Brawler
    --------------
    
    Medal Value:  10
    Chapter:  One - Ambushed
    Difficulty:  Easy
    Weapon:  N/A
    
    This medal is awarded once Drake has successfully killed five enemies using
    the 'brutal combo' technique.  This can be a difficult move to pull off before
    you know the trick to it.  What has worked best for me is to alter the combo
    notation.  The game seems to punish you for attempting to land the recommended
    combo:
    
    Square, Triangle, Square
    
    This often leads to the enemy stopping Drake mid-flow and punching him soundly
    in the face.  My advice is to attempt to land the following combo:
    
    Square > Triangle, [pause], Square
    
    Run your finger/thumb from the Square button straight onto the Triangle
    button. Watch Drake and make sure that he begins to move from the first punch
    into the second.  As soon as he does, tap Square again (it doesn't matter if
    you tap it repeatedly at this point) and Drake will finish off the 'brutal
    combo' in style.  You're home and dry once Drake lands the second hit of the
    chain, but you do need to press Square again to finish the combo.
    
    Simply land five of these combos to earn this medal.  If you haven't already
    been awarded this medal, you will probably obtain it while trying to gain the 
    Brutal Expert medal below.  For that reason, it makes sense to try and gain it
    under the same relaxed conditions.
    
    Brutal Slugger
    --------------
    
    Medal Value:  30
    Chapter:  Any
    Difficulty:  Easy
    Weapon:  N/A
    
    This medal is awarded once Drake has successfully killed 20 enemies with a
    'brutal combo'.  With the difficulty set to Easy, you do not have to worry so
    much about Drake taking damage from gunfire.  Just run at every enemy you meet
    (except those carrying a Moss - 12) and perform the combo.  It is likely that
    you will gain this medal before the end of chapter four.
    
    Brutal Expert
    --------------
    
    Medal Value:  40
    Chapter:  One - Ambushed
    Difficulty:  Easy
    Weapon:  N/A
    
    In order to gain this medal, you must successfully kill five enemies in a row
    with the 'brutal combo'.  If you have used this guide to earn the Brutal
    Slugger medal, you should be comfortable with the technique by now.  If not, I
    recommend that you have a couple of practice runs before attempting this medal
    properly.
    The best setting for this medal is the first chapter on the easiest
    difficulty.  Due to the confines of the area, you do not need to run far
    between each enemy as they board the boat.  This also helps you to keep the
    button-pressing rhythm for the combo.  From my experience, you need to kill
    the five enemies in the same run (meaning that you cannot simply restart from
    a checkpoint to kill the same enemy five consecutive times).  Practice is the
    key to this medal, but it is thankfully quite easy once you get the hang of
    delivering a 'brutal combo'.
    
    Stealth Attacker
    ----------------
    
    Medal Value:  30
    Chapter:  Five - The Fortress
    Difficulty:  Any
    Weapon:  N/A
    
    "[W]hen you are just about to have your first gunfight in the Fortress,
    there's a guy that's really close to you, so it's easy to kill him and
    respawn."
    - 666R3DD3VIL, GameFAQs Forum, 26th January 2008.
    
    Like many of the Uncharted medals, this one is easy to obtain once you know
    what to do.  Choose Chapter Five from the level select and complete the 
    platforming segments at the opening of the level.  When you come to the first
    area with pirates (after successfully scaling the Fortress walls for a second
    time), the first pirate you encounter will be walking away from the doorway
    into the area.  Simply walk up to his back and press Square.  Drake will
    proceed to reach around and snap his neck.  Now walk out into the open and
    allow yourself to get killed by the men on the upper level.  You will respawn
    at a checkpoint prior to that area, giving you another opportunity to 'stealth
    kill' the first pirate.  Repeat the process 20 times to earn this medal.  It
    is a tedious task, but an easy one.
    
    Steel Fist
    ----------
    
    Medal Value:  10
    Chapter:  One - Ambushed
    Difficulty:  Easy
    Weapon:  PM - 9mm
    
    This medal is awarded for successfully killing five enemies with a single
    punch, landed after you have 'softened them up' with gunfire.  What this means
    is that Drake must kill the enemy with a single melee attack (Square press)
    after non-fatally shooting them.
    Focus on gaining the Steel Fist Expert medal (immediately below) and you will
    be awarded this medal at the same time.
    
    Steel Fist Expert
    -----------------
    
    Medal Value:  40
    Chapter:  One - Ambushed
    Difficulty:  Easy
    Weapon:  PM - 9mm
    
    This medal is awarded for successfully killing five CONSECUTIVE enemies with a
    single melee attack after non-fatally shooting them.
    My advice for this medal is to return to the trusty boat of chapter one.
    Having searched the GameFAQs forum, many people seem to have thought the same
    way as I did:
    Set the difficulty to Easy to allow Drake to simply run straight at the pirates
    as they board the boat.  With the intended pirate directly in front of Drake,
    press R1 to shoot without aiming.  When performed correctly, Drake shoots the
    pirate in the lower torso.  As you reach the enemy, press Square to see Drake
    deliver a one-punch kill.  Line Drake up with the next pirate and repeat.
    Once you have killed five pirates in a row you will be awarded this medal.  If
    you have not yet been awarded the Steel Fist medal, you will earn it either
    before or at the same time as this one.
    
    Note:  The best weapon to use for obtaining this medal is the default handgun.
    It can be tempting to give Drake a hand-cannon, but this will instantly kill
    the pirates and therefore defeats the point of the medal.  The PM - 9mm is all
    that Drake needs for this challenge.
    
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    Any man holding a gun can point and shoot, but Drake will need strong aiming
    ability to earn the medals in this section.
    
    Headshot Expert
    ---------------
    
    Medal Value:  20
    Chapter:  One - Ambushed
    Difficulty:  Easy
    Weapon:  PM - 9mm
    
    This medal is awarded after successfully killing five enemies in a row with
    headshots.  Purely for ease of enemy location, choose the first level and set
    the difficulty to Easy.  The first four pirates to approach the boat remain in
    their two smaller boats.  While the obvious tactic here normally is to shoot
    the barrels and kill them both at the same time, Drake can take his time and
    kill them all with four well-placed headshots if he shoots from cover.
    This leaves one more headshot for the medal.  Take your time with the first
    pirate to board the boat and do not worry about taking fire whilst aiming (as
    Drake can take a lot of damage on the Easy difficulty setting).  Pick him off
    with the fifth headshot and the medal is yours.
    
    Tip:  Drake seems to recoil slightly when firing, causing the bullet to hit
    slightly above the crosshair position.  If you are planning to kill a distant
    enemy with a headshot, try aiming for their neck.
    
    If you would rather use a Dragon Sniper (for greater aiming accuracy), then
    Chapter 11 provides the perfect opportunity.  This option is described
    immediately below.
    
    10 Headshots
    ------------
    
    Medal Value:  5
    Chapter:  11 - Trapped
    Difficulty:  Easy
    Weapon:  Dragon Sniper
    
    While the rest of the Headshot medals can be obtained anywhere (and will likely
    be obtained automatically as you play the game), Chapter 11 is a good place
    for headshots.
    Right at the start of the chapter, run down the stairs and jump over the
    righthand rail to place Drake in the corner of this room.  Leaning against the
    side of the stairs is a Dragon Sniper with five bullets.  With the difficulty
    setting on Easy, you can take your time and deliver pinpoint headshots to five
    of the enemies in this room.  Pick your favourite targets.
    Mine included the man behind the crates immediately in front of the stairs and
    a couple that come in from the left, along with the shotgun-wielding pirate
    (who was the lucky recipient of my first bullet as he tried to storm the 
    corner).  You can restart from the last checkpoint in order to repeat these
    kills as often as required.
    
    30 Headshots
    ------------
    
    Medal Value:  10
    Chapter:  Any
    Difficulty:  Any
    Weapon:  Dragon Sniper
    
    Again, this medal can be earned in any chapter and you will probably be
    awarded it without any deliberate effort.  The chapter 11 tactic (above) is
    provided solely for those having difficulty with headshots.
    
    100 Headshots
    -------------
    
    Medal Value:  30
    Chapter:  Any
    Difficulty:  Any
    Weapon:  Dragon Sniper
    
    Simply kill 100 enemies with a headshot to earn this medal.  If you don't earn
    it on your first play-through, you will will almost certainly have earned it
    before completing your second.  Without knowing of its existence, I was 
    awarded this medal in Chapter 15 on my first play-through.
    
    Dyno-Might!
    -----------
    
    Medal Value:  10
    Chapter:  Seven - Out of the Frying Pan
    Difficulty:  Any
    Weapon:  Mounted Grenade Launcher (L1)
    
    "When you start the jeep sequence where you're on the machine gun, the first 
    set of enemies run out from the right near an exploding barrel. You have to
    time it just right to get all three just keep restarting the checkpoint."
    - gameguru2, GameFAQs Forum, 26th January 2008
    
    There is a chance that you will already have this medal before you reach
    chapter seven, as there is a superb opportunity towards the end of chapter 
    four.  However, this technique prevails in this guide as the location is a lot
    easier to reach for those going back for their final few medals.
    In practice, it is best to fire a grenade towards the bottom-left corner of
    the crates in front of the barrel and to wait until you can see the third man.
    Timing this shot is the key to earning the medal.  If Drake fires too early,
    the third man runs in and takes cover.  If he fires too late, the first man to
    come out from the right has already gone too far to the left to get killed.
    Practice is the key to this medal.
    
    Expert Dyno-Might
    -----------------
    
    Medal Value:  30
    Chapter:  Seven - Out of the Frying Pan
    Difficulty:  Any
    Weapon:  Mounted Grenade Launcher (L1)
    
    This medal is awarded for completing the Dyno-Might! requirements five times.
    Earning the Dyno-Might! medal itself counts as the first of the five
    multi-kills required.
    All you need to do is follow the advice given for the Dyno-Might! medal and
    restart from the last checkpoint immediately after you pass through the arch
    directly after the barrel (this gives you enough time to see whether or not
    that attempt was a successful one).  Following gameguru2's advice myself,
    I earned this medal in roughly five minutes.  It is not terribly difficult 
    once you know where to shoot.  Again, though, timing the shot is the key to
    this medal.
    
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    The following medals are earned by Drake taking a nonchalant attitude towards
    (his own) life and (the) death (of others).
    
    Run-and-Gunner
    --------------
    
    Medal Value:  10
    Chapter:  One - Ambushed
    Difficulty:  Easy
    Weapon:  Wes - 44 / Moss - 12 / SAS - 12
    
    This medal appears to have been put into the game solely to have the player
    attempt an alternative tactic to the shoot-out sections.  Instead of the
    standard approach of hiding behind cover and peering out to shoot, this medal
    can only be earned by killing 20 enemies without aiming.
    To this end, I recommend setting the difficulty to Easy so that you can run at
    the enemy without the fear of being killed in one hit.  With the enemy
    directly ahead of Drake, simply press R1 to have Drake shoot from the hip.
    For those of you who have already unlocked the Weapon Select, begin chapter one
    and equip Drake with the Wes - 44.  This only needs to be fired once from the
    hip to kill the enemy.  You get 12 shots with this gun, which is more than
    enough for the number of enemies that board the boat.  Replay this chapter once
    (twice at most) for an easy way to earn this medal.
    For those who haven't yet unlocked the Weapon Select bonus, the obvious
    advantage of the shotguns for this medal is that one shot at close range will
    kill the enemy.  It is best to stick to the powerful weapons when using this
    tactic in standard gameplay.
    
    Hangman
    -------
    
    Medal Value:  10
    Chapter:  13 - Sanctuary?
    Difficulty:  Easy
    Weapon:  Wes - 44
    
    Right at the start of this chapter, dive back into the water and head to the
    left of the waterwheel and climb up onto the edge of the ruins.  If you are
    following (or have already followed) the Treasure Location FAQ by YYZed, you
    should be standing on the location of the Golden Turtle (treasure #35 in the
    guide).  Face the bridge and jump up to hang from it.  From this position, hold
    L1 to aim over the top of the bridge at the three pirates above (to the right).
    You may not be able to see all three at first, but once you kill the first one,
    the others will come running over.  I recommend the Easy difficulty setting so
    that you don't need to worry about getting shot whilst aiming.  I also 
    recommend the Wes - 44 as the weapon of choice, because landing one shot will
    kill the enemy.  Kill these three and then restart from the last checkpoint to
    repeat the process.  Once the 10th enemy has been killed, the medal is yours.
    
    Note:  Drake cannot fire his secondary weapon from the hanging position (this
    is common sense, really, as he would require both hands to aim it).  The
    Wes - 44 is the best gun for this challenge, with the 92FS - 9mm being my
    second choice due to the large number of bullets it can hold.
    
    Grenade Hangman
    ---------------
    
    Medal Value:  10
    Chapter:  13 - Sanctuary?
    Difficulty:  Easy
    Weapon:  Mk-NDI (compulsory)
    
    This medal is awarded once you have successfully killed 10 men with grenades
    thrown from the hanging position.  The best strategy I have found comes from
    using the same tactic as for the Hangman medal (immediately above), but using
    the Mk-NDI grenades instead.  Restart from the checkpoint and repeat as many
    times as required.  It should take no longer than five minutes with this
    method.
    
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    These medals require Drake to kill a certain number of enemies without dying or
    simply with a specific weapon.  Fully unlocking Weapon Select makes most of
    these very easy to obtain, but nearly all of them will be earned without effort
    by the end of your second play-through.
    
    Survivor
    --------
    
    Medal Value:  50
    Chapter:  19 - Unwelcome Guests
    Difficulty:  Easy
    Weapon:  MP40
    
    "After you turn on the generator in the Nazi bunker, the enemies will be
    endless. So will the littering ammo be. Just run and gun until you get
    Survivor. Heh, I got it my first go, I didnt realize I was supposed to run
    away."
    - Nelo_Portgas, GameFAQs Forum, 21st January 2008
    
    This medal has the potential to be an annoying one.  It is only awarded once
    Drake has successfully killed 50 enemies in a row without being killed himself.
    The problems here are not so much with the shoot-outs, but more with the
    platforming sections.  If you die from missing a jump or failing to grab a
    ledge, the kill count resets to zero.  Although playing the game through on the
    Easy difficulty setting will lead to most players earning this medal without
    specific effort, the strategy recommended above by Nelo_Portgas is a good one
    for those of you having difficulty with this medal.  The standard weapon
    available to Drake at this point is the MP40, which is fine for the purposes of
    this tactic.  The only advice I need to add here is that allowing Drake to get
    cornered is a mistake.  Keep him moving around the pillars in the centre of
    this area and make sure that you remember where the spare ammunition is.  Try
    to pick off single enemies, as running towards more than one will more than
    likely lead to a potentially-fatal counter-attack by the enemy Drake isn't
    shooting.
    This strategy is by no means perfect, but it does remove the platforming
    aspect which ruined several of my earliest attempts.
    
    50 Kills: PM - 9mm
    ------------------
    
    Medal Value:  10
    Chapter:  Any
    Difficulty:  Any
    Weapon:  PM - 9mm
    
    This medal is awarded after you have succesfully killed 50 enemies with the
    PM-9mm.
    
    50 Kills: 92FS - 9mm
    --------------------
    
    Medal Value:  10
    Chapter:  Any
    Difficulty:  Any
    Weapon:  92FS - 9mm
    
    This medal is awarded after you have succesfully killed 50 enemies with the
    92FS - 9mm.
    
    50 Kills: Micro - 9mm
    ---------------------
    
    Medal Value:  10
    Chapter:  Any
    Difficulty:  Any
    Weapon:  Micro - 9mm
    
    This medal is awarded after you have succesfully killed 50 enemies with the
    Micro - 9mm.
    
    20 Kills: Wes - 44
    ------------------
    
    Medal Value:  10
    Chapter:  Any
    Difficulty:  Any
    Weapon:  Wes - 44
    
    This medal is awarded after you have succesfully killed 20 enemies with the
    Wes - 44.
    
    20 Kills: Desert - 5
    --------------------
    
    Medal Value:  10
    Chapter:  Any
    Difficulty:  Any
    Weapon:  Desert - 5
    
    This medal is awarded after you have succesfully killed 20 enemies with the
    Desert - 5.
    
    30 Kills: MP40
    --------------
    
    Medal Value:  10
    Chapter:  Any
    Difficulty:  Any
    Weapon:  MP40
    
    This medal is awarded after you have succesfully killed 30 enemies with the
    MP40.
    
    50 Kills: AK-47
    ---------------
    
    Medal Value:  10
    Chapter:  Any
    Difficulty:  Any
    Weapon:  AK-47
    
    This medal is awarded after you have succesfully killed 50 enemies with the
    AK-47.
    
    50 Kills: M4
    ------------
    
    Medal Value:  10
    Chapter:  Any
    Difficulty:  Any
    Weapon:  M4
    
    This medal is awarded after you have succesfully killed 50 enemies with the
    M4.
    
    30 Kills: Dragon Sniper
    -----------------------
    
    Medal Value:  10
    Chapter:  Any
    Difficulty:  Any
    Weapon:  Dragon Sniper
    
    This medal is awarded after you have succesfully killed 30 enemies with the
    Dragon Sniper.
    
    50 Kills: Moss - 12
    -------------------
    
    Medal Value:  10
    Chapter:  Any
    Difficulty:  Any
    Weapon:  Moss - 12
    
    This medal is awarded after you have succesfully killed 50 enemies with the
    Moss - 12.
    
    
    50 Kills: SAS - 12
    ------------------
    
    Medal Value:  10
    Chapter:  Any
    Difficulty:  Any
    Weapon:  SAS - 12
    
    This medal is awarded after you have succesfully killed 50 enemies with the
    SAS - 12.
    
    30 Kills: M79
    -------------
    
    Medal Value:  10
    Chapter:  Any
    Difficulty:  Any
    Weapon:  M79
    
    This medal is awarded after you have succesfully killed 30 enemies with the
    M79 (grenade launcher).
    
    20 Kills: Mk-NDI
    ----------------
    
    Medal Value:  10
    Chapter:  Any
    Difficulty:  Any
    Weapon:  Mk-NDI
    
    This medal is awarded after you have succesfully killed 20 enemies with the
    Mk-NDI (grenades).
    
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    No medal list would be complete without these.  In order to obtain all of the
    available 1,000 points, the game must be completed from beginning to end
    (without interruption, although not necessarily in one sitting) in every
    difficulty setting.  The Charted! - Easy medal will be awarded automatically
    if you complete the game on Normal, though.
    
    Charted! - Easy
    ---------------
    
    Medal Value:  30
    
    Complete the entire game (beginning from chapter one) with the difficulty set
    to Easy.
    
    Note:  Changing the difficulty setting (or selecting a chapter using the
    Chapter Select option) at any point during your play-through will prevent you
    from obtaining this medal when you finish the final chapter.
    
    Charted! - Normal
    -----------------
    
    Medal Value:  70
    
    Complete the entire game (beginning from chapter one) with the difficulty set
    to Normal.
    
    Note:  If you have not already been awarded the Charted! - Easy medal when you
    successfully earn the Charted! - Normal medal, it will be automatically awarded
    at the same time.  For this reason, only players new to the genre should
    consider playing through the whole game on Easy.  Even then I wouldn't think it
    was necessary to do so.
    
    Charted! - Hard
    ---------------
    
    Medal Value:  100
    
    Complete the entire game (beginning from chapter one) with the difficulty set
    to Hard.
    
    Charted! - Crushing
    -------------------
    
    Medal Value:  150
    
    Complete the entire game (beginning from chapter one) with the difficulty set
    to Crushing.
    
    Note:  This difficulty setting can only be accessed after earning the
    Charted! - Hard medal.  To begin your Crushing play-through, you must select
    New Game from the main menu.  Be sure to carry over your medals and treasures
    to the new file!
    
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      | --- 8.  About The Author / Guide ---                              |
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    I am a 22 year-old male, born and raised in England.  I am currently studying 
    in the final year of my LLB Law Degree.  Of the current-generation consoles, I
    only own a PlayStation 3 and have no desire to buy anything else.  
    My favourite types of game are platformers and fighting games, which are both
    well catered for on the PlayStation 3.
    
    I decided to make this guide after the surprising discovery that no-one else
    had felt that it could be useful.  As this is rapidly becoming one of my
    favourite PS3 games, I feel proud to be able to contribute and potentially help
    fellow gamers who also appreciate it enough to want to finish it fully.
    
    For anyone interested, you can find out more about me at:
    
    h**p://www.myspace.com/thegosv
    
    I hope this guide has been helpful.  Any comments on the guide are welcome -
    Please send them to:
    
    thegosv (at) yahoo (dot) co (dot) uk
    
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      | --- 9.  Guide Contributions and Thanks ---                        |
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    Although most of this guide should be treated as my original work, the
    GameFAQs Forum has helped to shed light on alternative solutions to earning
    some of the trickier medals.  The following forum contributors, already
    credited above in the main body of this guide, are highlighted again here for
    their willingness to help others having difficulty.
    
    -666R3DD3VIL
    -gameguru2
    -Nelo_Portgas
    
    My thanks go to these three, as well as the people behind the ASCII Generator
    webpage.  It has been shown to be an invaluable resource for those of us who
    decide to make a guide in Notepad.
    
    Finally, I would like to thank everyone who reads this guide for taking the
    time to do so.  All the best!
    
    
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