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    Dead Man Walking Guide by dmconroy

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                          DEAD MAN WALKING GUIDE
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                         Written by Daniel Conroy
    
    
    This is a guide taken from the PS2 Europe(PAL) version of Max Payne 2.
    However I would assume that any differences are minimal.
    
    
    Contents
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    1) Introduction
    2) General Gameplay Tips
    3) Individual Area Guides
    
    
    
    1) Introduction
    ================
    Dead Man Walking is an extra side game that you can play once you have
    completed the main story for the first time.
    It can be accessed by selecting 'New Game' from the main menu and then
    'Dead Man Walking'.
    When you do this you will be presented with five different areas that you can 
    play Dead Man Walking in.
    
    The general idea of Dead Man Walking is that you are placed in an area taken 
    from the main story game with a limited amount of ammo and painkillers, but 
    unlimited bad guys and the aim is to stay alive as long as possible.
     
    Creators
    --------
    In each area there are a number of 'creators' or 'spawners'. 
    These are blue circles on the floor that fire at different rates to put an 
    increasing number of bad guys in to the area.
    To start with there will be one bad guy in the area, once he has moved off 
    his creator, that creator will fire and create a second bad guy, meaning that 
    there will be two bad guys in the area.
    After a set period of time a second creator will fire, as well as the first. 
    This situation will continue with more and more creators firing at the same 
    time. This will mean that there will be increasing numbers of bad guys in the 
    area making staying alive less and less likely.
    
    When a creator is about to fire it emits a wailing whistle before the bad guy 
    is put out.
    
    
    
    2) General Gameplay Tips
    ========================
    i) When you first play the areas don't be annoyed if you only last about
       20 seconds as it is difficult to know where the bad guys are going to
       come from and where good hiding places are. Over time you will become
       wise to them, and if you read this guide you should have a head start!
    
    ii) Remember to use the painkillers. Another skill to learn is when to
        use them. Like in the game the healing effect of the painkillers
        stops if you are hit so only use them if you are in a safe area away
        from enemy fire.
    
    iii) Be aware of ammo boxes. These are the long grey rectangular boxes
         that explode like fireworks if shot. If you are any where near one
         of these things when it blows you will die immediately. Unfortunately
         they have a habit of flying around as well meaning that as you are
         getting out of the way if follows you and still blows up in your face.
         I have tried to highlight some of the boxes in each area.
    
    iv) Use objects to hide behind, and shoot-dodge out and back behind them
        when the bad guys are close.
    
    v)  If you are near a creator and it emits the wailing whistle then either
        get out of the way, or get ready to rumble and lock your sights on the
        creator and blast the bad guy before he has time to blink!
    
    vi) The moment the level starts switch to the dual 9mm pistol option. Use
        the other weapons when you know where the bad guys are.
    
    
    
    3) Area Guides
    ===============
    In each area I will describe what ammo you start with, the location of the 
    creators, the order in which they fire, the location of any painkillers, any 
    extra ammo lying around, and the location of the deadly ammo boxes.
    I will also give tips on places to hide or go that I have found works best
    for me.
    
    For the purpose of the guide I will describe locations or directions in the
    form of a compass, i.e. North(N), East(E), South(S), West(W) and the other
    combinations e.g. NE. For each one I will also tell you where North is as a 
    reference point.
    
    At the end I will give a rough list of times that in my experience of playing 
    the game are of a high standard. 
    ** Please do not e-mail me to tell me that you have beaten my times. I 
    constantly beat them myself, I am not bragging or trying to set 
    competition records, they are meant to be a rough estimate! **
    
    
    
    i) MANOR YARD
    --------------
    
    * Location:
    This area is the front of Woden's mansion.
    
    * Starting Ammo:
    9mm pistol - 100 bullets
    Shotgun    - 100 cartridges
    Molotovs   - 3
    Grenades   - 3
    
    * Reference Point:
    North is facing the direction that you start in with the Manor to your
    right.
    
    * Creators:
    The two that fire first are in the NW corner 
    The next to fire is in the most N point under the arch
    The next to fire is one of the seven located in the NE
    The other two are W and at a point nearly N.
    
    * Painkillers:
    3 in a box that is W
    3 in a box that is NW
    3 in a box N region, in front of ammo pile
    
    * Extra Ammo:
    There is an ammo pile in a N direction just to the right of the van
    This contains
    3 Kalasnikov Rifles
    2 Molotov Cocktails
    2 Grenades
    
    The pile also contains an AMMO BOX so be careful!
    
    * Area Tips:
    There isn't anything in the back of the vans so don't waste your time.
    
    I find the best thing to do is to run and pick up the ammo in the pile,
    ignoring the first guy, then to run back to behind the van that where you
    started. Hiding behind the van will use up 30 seconds before the bad guys
    hit. If you shoot-dodge back and forward then you should be well 
    protected as all the creators are N so they need to run to you to get you.
    
    * Estimated Times
    1:30 - Average
    2:00 - Good
    2:30 - Excellent
    3:00 - Super Human 
    
    
    ii) CONSTUCTION SITE
    ---------------------
    
    * Location:
    This area is the constuction site that Max runs around when you are Mona.
    
    * Starting Ammo:
    9mm pistol - 100 bullets
    MP5        - 100 cartridges
    Molotovs   - 3
    Grenades   - 3
    
    * Reference Point:
    North is facing the direction that you start in, facing the temporary
    building
    
    * Creators:
    2 at an E point, one that fires first
    The next to fire is in a central point at the SW edge of the building
    The next group to fire are located SW, S, and SE
    The last to fire are N and NE
    
    * Painkillers:
    3 in a box W in the sunken alley
    3 in a box NW corner
    3 in a box upstairs SE corner of the building
    6 in two boxes on high scaffolding near the start - Shoot off using MP5
    
    * Ammo Boxes
    3/4 piled up S
    2 piled up near the NE point
    
    * Extra Ammo:
    No extra ammo in this area
    
    * Area Tips:
    The only exit from the sunken alley is S. Therefore if you jump into it,
    or more likely accidently shoot dodge into it the only way out is S.
    
    Beware that the bad guys will throw a load of grenades into the alley if 
    you are in it, so keep the amount of time that you are in there to a
    minimum.
    
    Be aware that if you take an elevated position on the building that there
    are two ways up so watch your back!
    
    Shoot down the boxes on the scaffolding the moment the level starts so
    that you can pick them up later as you won't have time later.
    
    * Estimated Times
    1:15 - Average
    1:30 - Good
    1:45 - Excellent
    2:00 - Super Human 
    
    
    iii) MANOR GARDEN
    -------------------
    
    * Location:
    This area is the garden in the middle of Woden's mansion.
    
    * Starting Ammo:
    9mm pistol - 100 bullets
    MP5        - 100 cartridges
    Molotovs   - 3
    Grenades   - 3
    
    * Reference Point:
    North is facing the large door just the the right of the start point or 
    when facing away from the balcony.
    
    * Creators:
    The first to fire is in the NW corner 
    The next two to fire are in the N and the S. Both of these are hidden 
    under arches.
    The final two are on the balcony in the SE and SW corners
    
    * Painkillers:
    3 in a box NW
    3 in a box NE
    3 in a box W
    3 in a box on balcony S
    
    * Extra Ammo:
    No extra ammo on this level
    
    * Ammo Boxes:
    One central
    One SE
    One on balcony S
    
    * Area Tips:
    This is a difficult area due to the lack of cover and it being very small. 
    All the pillars are too small to hide behind.
    The best place to go is on to the balcony and snipe people using the MP5.
    If you do this then watch out for guys coming up the stairs just enough to
    shoot you. Also get out of there when the balcony creators start firing.
    
    Be careful of the ammo box on the balcony. The bad guys can hit this from
    the ground.
    
    * Estimated Times
    1:00 - Average
    1:15 - Good
    1:30 - Excellent
    1:45 - Super Human 
    
    iv) USED CAR LOT
    ------------------
    
    * Location:
    This area is the car lot owned by Vinnie Cognetti and is the part that 
    you have to keep him alive in when he is dressed as Captain Baseball Bat
    Boy.
    !NB - This area has two distinct sections one outside and one inside!
    
    * Starting Ammo:
    9mm pistol - 100 bullets
    Shotgun    - 100 cartridges
    Molotovs   - 3
    Grenades   - 3
    
    * Reference Point:
    North is facing the direction that you start in when inside facing the
    windows, and when outside when facing the long wall.
    
    * Creators:
    INSIDE - There are two creators, one W which fires first and one E which
             fires second
    OUTSIDE - The two SE and E fire first
              Then the one situated NW
              Then the two situated SW and W
    
    * Painkillers:
    INSIDE - 2 in a cupboard W
             2 in a cupboard SW
             3 in a box NE
    OUTSIDE - 3 in a box NE
              3 in a box in fenced area NW
              2 on the floor SW
    
    * Extra Ammo:
    INSIDE - 3 grenades table S
             3 molotov cocktails S
             4 molotov cocktails in box SE
    OUTSIDE - 3 molotov cocktails on floor SW
    
    * Ammo Boxes:
    INSIDE - Two NE and centrally
    OUTSIDE - None
    
    * Area Tips:
    Inside only has two creators but you are operating in an enclosed space so
    avoiding shots is difficult. Also bear in mind that the enemies from outside
    can come through the windows! 
    
    What works best for me is to collect all the ammo from inside and max out 
    my painkillers then head outside where there is more room. You may need to
    take out a couple of the guys who spawn in the time it takes you to get
    outside but it's not too difficult.
    The best place to head is either the W side of the Land Rover or into the
    SW corner where there is plenty of time before the nearby creators start
    firing.
     
    * Estimated Times
    1:30 - Average
    1:45 - Good
    2:00 - Excellent
    2:30 - Super Human 
    
    v) SCAFFOLDING	
    ----------------
    
    * Location:
    This is the area of scaffolding from near the end of the first Mona section.
    
    * Starting Ammo:
    9mm pistol - 100 bullets
    Shotgun    - 100 cartridges
    Molotovs   - 3
    Grenades   - 3
    
    * Reference Point:
    North is facing the centre from the point that you start from.
    
    * Creators:
    The first to fire is the one that is in a SW region, nearly in the centre
    The next two to fire are in the NW and W
    The next group to fire are N, NE and E
    
    * Painkillers:
    3 in a box that is in a N direction under the yellow scaffolding
    6 in two boxes that are at the very top of the scaffolding reachable by the
    series of planks
    
    * Extra Ammo:
    Also at the top of the scaffolding are at least two Ingrams with enough ammo
    to max them out
    The pile also contains an AMMO BOX so be careful!
    
    * Area Tips:
    This is a difficult yet fun level.
    
    This is a highly explosive level. There are a whole host of fuel barrels
    and ammo boxes scattered all over the area. Once one goes off it creates a
    wave effect with ammo boxes flying and exploding everywhere.
    You are highly likely to get blown up instead of being shot. However the
    explosions also kill off the bad guys as well which can mean that you can
    survive for long periods of time with a lot of them around.
    
    If you see a barrel or ammo box about to blow get out of there. The best
    thing to do is run then shoot dodge out of the way to gain maximum distance.
    
    There are only a small number of painkillers so try and get them early as 
    the explosions often send them flying and you won't be able to find them
    later.
    
    If you do decide to go for the top of the scaffolding then be careful. Not
    only do you have to get up but you also have to get down. Bear in mind that
    there is an ammo box up there so one hit from a bad guy and it goes BOOM!
    The fall from that height will also kill you.
    I personally have never gained anything from going up there.
    
    If you are brave then you can start a 'controlled explosion' yourself and 
    clear out an area of barrels and boxes and then try and stay in this area
    to fight.
    
    The best advice is to keep moving around and never stop running or shoot
    dodging and you are less likely to be blown up.
    
    * Estimated Times
    1:00 - Average
    1:30 - Good
    1:45 - Excellent
    2:00 - Super Human 
    
    
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