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                XBOX 360 ACHIEVEMENT GUIDE v. 1.10
                            By: neeker
                        Gamertag: neeker75



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CONTENTS
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1.  Contact Information
2.  Introduction
3.  Full Achievement List
4.  Encounter/ Completion Achievements                      [ SHAECA ]
5.  Skills Achievements                                     [ SHASKA ]
6.  Environmental Achievements                              [ SHAEVA ]
7.  Multiplayer Achievements                                [ SHAMPA ]
8.  Miscellaneous Achievements                              [ SHAMSA ]
9.  Downloadable Contents Achievements                      [ SHADLA ]
10. Conclusion

Version history
Credits 


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1. CONTACT INFORMATION
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Hi, I'm Lestor Wong. I post on GameFAQ.com/ GameSpot.com by the 
username "neeker". 

Feedback for this document can be directed to lestor underscore wong 
at yahoo dot com. You may check out my other works here:

http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/recognition/52881.html



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2. INTRODUCTION
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This guide is for Midway's third-person shooter "Stranglehold", 
starring Chow Yun-Fatt and presented by John Woo. The purpose is to 
help you achieve the 1,250 achievement points available for the game 
(250 are achievable only if you pay 1,200 MS points for the additional  
maps). It's NOT a start-to-finish walkthrough. As such, I will not go 
through basic information (eg. controls). Ideally, you should have 
completed the game at least once before you attempt the stuff in here.

There are a total of 55 achievements in this game (10 only achievable 
if you pay 1,250 MS points for the additional maps). To facilitate this 
document, I'll separate them into the following categories:

- Encounter/ Completion Achievements
- Skills Achievements
- Environmental Achievements
- Multiplayer Achievements
- Miscellaneous Achievements
- Downloadable Contents Achievements

That's all for now. Let's begin.



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3. FULL ACHIEVEMENTS LIST
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ENCOUNTER/ COMPLETION ACHIEVEMENTS
----------------------------------

HONG KONG MARKETPLACE COMPLETED (10)
- Complete the Hong Kong Marketplace level on any Difficulty setting. 


TAI O COMPLETED (10) 
- Complete the Tai O level on any Difficulty setting. 


THE MEGA RESTAURANT COMPLETED (15) 
- Complete The Mega Restaurant level on any Difficulty setting. 


ZAKAROV'S PENTHOUSE COMPLETED (15)
- Complete the Zakarov's Penthouse level on any Difficulty setting. 


CHICAGO HISTORY MUSEUM COMPLETED (20) 
- Complete the Chicago History Museum level on any Difficulty setting. 


SLUMS OF KOWLOON COMPLETED (20) 
- Complete the Slums of Kowloon level on any Difficulty setting. 


WONG'S ESTATE COMPLETED (25)
- Complete the Wong's Estate level on any Difficulty setting. 


GAME COMPLETED - CASUAL (40) 
- Complete the entire game on the Casual Difficulty setting. 


GAME COMPLETED - NORMAL (50)
- Complete the entire game on the Normal Difficulty setting. 


GAME COMPLETED - HARD (60)
- Complete the entire game on the Hard Difficulty setting. 


GAME COMPLETED - HARD BOILED (70)
- Complete the entire game on the Hard Boiled Difficulty setting. 



SKILLS ACHIEVEMENTS
-------------------
MASTER OF PRECISION AIM (25) 
- Kill 50 enemies with the Precision Aim special move. 


MASTER OF BARRAGE (25) 
- Kill 100 enemies with the Barrage special move. 


MASTER OF SPIN ATTACK (25) 
- Kill 100 enemies with the Spin Attack Special Move. 


BARRAGE SPECIALIST (10)
- Use the Barrage special move with every weapon. 


CHOW WOULD BE PROUD (15) 
- Kill 10 enemies with a 5 star kill rating. 


RUTHLESS (30) 
- Perform a 50 star Style Combo. 


NOBODY HAS THAT MUCH STYLE (60) 
- Acquire 5,000 total Style Points. 


UNTOUCHABLE (10) 
- On any difficulty setting, complete a Standoff by defeating all 
  enemies without taking any damage. 


I DON'T KNOW HOW TO PLAY THOSE (20) 
- In The Mega Restaurant level, complete the Casino/ Restaurant 
without using the Guitar Cases. 


OLD SCHOOL (25) 
- On any difficulty setting, complete a level without using any of 
the Tequila Bomb Special Moves. 


THE KILLER (10) 
- Fire 10,000 times. 


STAY DRY (10) 
- In the Slums of Kowloon level, stay along the top pathway in the 
crumbling sewer area. 



ENVIRONMENTAL ACHIEVEMENTS
--------------------------
DEADLY WORLD (25) 
- Kill 50 enemies by using the environment instead of guns. 


ROLLING DEATH (25) 
- Kill 50 enemies while riding on a roll cart. 


DEATH BY SWING (25) 
- Kill 50 enemies while hanging from a chandelier. 


PALEONTOLOGIST (10) 
- In the Chicago History Museum level, completely destroy the 
Brachiosaurus or the T-Rex. 


MASSIVE D (20) 
- Cause at least $75,000,000 of damage. 



MULTIPLAYER ACHIEVEMENTS
------------------------
TEA PARTY Party (15) 
- Host and complete 10 multiplayer matches on the Kowloon Teahouse 
  map. 


JURASSIC BATTLE (15) 
- Host and complete 10 multiplayer matches on the Dinosaur Rotunda 
  map. 


MEGA JACKPOT (15) 
- Host and complete 10 multiplayer matches on the Golden Dragon 
  Casino map. 


LOUNGE LIZARD (15) 
- Host and complete 10 multiplayer matches on the Mega Lounge map. 


GERONIMO! (15) 
- Host and complete 10 multiplayer matches on the Totem Pole 
  Gallery map. 


SEA FOOD (15) 
- Host and complete 10 multiplayer matches on the Tai O Drug Labs 
  map. 


MOVIN' ON UP (15) 
- Host and complete 10 multiplayer matches on the Chicago Pent-
  house map. 


WINNER TAKES ALL (20) 
- Kill 50 opponents using Tequila Bombs in Multiplayer matches. 


BULLET BALLET (20) 
- Kill 50 opponents while in Tequila Time in Multiplayer matches. 


BE THE MASTER (20) 
- Kill 100 opponents as John Woo in Multiplayer matches. 


HARDBOILED KILLER (20) 
- Kill 307 opponents in Multiplayer matches. 


KILLING SPREE (20)
- Get 5 kills in a row without dying in a Multiplayer ranked 
  match. 


ONE GUN TO RULE THEM ALL (10)
- Finish in 1st place in a Multiplayer ranked match. 



MISCELLANEOUS ACHIEVEMENTS
--------------------------
MEET JOHN WOO (5) 
- Visit the Unlock Shop. 


FREEDOM! (10) 
- Purchase all of the Multiplayer characters in the Unlock Shop. 


IT'S ALL MINE (30) 
- Purchase every item in the Unlock Shop. 


ORIGAMI MASTER (35) 
- Collect 250 Origami Cranes. 



DOWNLOADABLE CONTENTS ACHIEVEMENTS
----------------------------------
BULLET PROOF (40)
- Win a multiplayer match without using a health pack.


GOD OF GUNS (40)
- Win a multiplayer match without using a Tequila Bomb.


TESTIKILL (40)
- In multiplayer, kill an opponent with a precision aim crotch shot.


BOOMTOWN (20)
- In multiplayer, kill an opponent with an explosion in Slums 
  Courtyard.


HAVING A BLAST (20)
- In multiplayer, kill an opponent with an explosion in FishermanĄ¯s 
  Cove.


ASPLOSION (20)
- In multiplayer, kill an opponent with an explosive in Slums 
  Downpour.


CASTAWAY (20)
- In multiplayer, kill an opponent on the Heavy Machine Gun platform 
  in Tai O Settlement.


DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY (20)
- In multiplayer, kill an opponent in the hull of the ship in Naval 
  Exercise.


DEATH FROM ABOVE (20)
- In multiplayer, kill an opponent with a falling object in Kowloon 
  Market.


FISTCUFFS (10)
- In multiplayer, kill an opponent with a melee attack.


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4. ENCOUNTER/ COMPLETION ACHIEVEMENTS                       [ SHAECA ]
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The achievements in this category are related to the main story. Each 
location represents a level that you need to engage in order to 
complete the game.




                                  HONG KONG MARKETPLACE COMPLETED (10)
                                                  TAI O COMPLETED (10) 
                                    THE MEGA RESTAURANT COMPLETED (15) 
                                    ZAKAROV'S PENTHOUSE COMPLETED (15)
                                 CHICAGO HISTORY MUSEUM COMPLETED (20) 
                                       SLUMS OF KOWLOON COMPLETED (20) 
                                          WONG'S ESTATE COMPLETED (25)
                                 -------------------------------------

The easiest way to do the above is play through the entire campaign on 
casual on your first run through. The enemies and bosses on casual are 
pretty weak, and shouldn't prove much of a problem for most players. 
The difficulty level becomes higher at the later levels, but with some 
practice you should easily unlock all the above for a cool 115G. 

You can also use the casual playthrough as an exercise to familiarize 
with the maps, so that you know exactly where to go, and what to do, 
when you attempt the higher difficulty levels.



                                          GAME COMPLETED - CASUAL (40) 
                                          GAME COMPLETED - NORMAL (50)
                                            GAME COMPLETED - HARD (60)
                                     GAME COMPLETED - HARD BOILED (70)
                                     ---------------------------------

There are four difficulty levels in Stranglehold. The achievements for 
the different levels are not mutually exclusive. That means, if you 
happen to beat Hard Boiled on your first playthrough, the achievements
for the rest of the difficulty levels will be unlocked as well. 
Similarly, if you only complete Hard on your first playthrough, the 
achievements for Normal and Casual will unlock.

The differences between the difficulty levels are obvious. The enemies 
are stronger, and takes more hits to kill. Their firepower is also 
increased, so getting hit will punish you more on Hard Boiled than on 
Casual. Tequila bombs also take longer to fill, and the default number 
(that is, when you begin a level/ when you respawn after dying) of 
tequila bombs you have gets lesser. 

The default number of tequila bombs that you start with on the various 
levels are as follow.

Casual        - 3 
Normal        - 2
Hard          - 1
Hard Boiled   - 0

Due to the lack of bombs on the higher levels, taking cover plays an 
important role in keeping yourself alive while under heavy enemy fire. 
Get yourself familiarized with the various maps, and take note of 
where the cover points are. Also, find out where the paper cranes and 
health packs are situated in the levels, so that you can make a bee-
line for them when you need them. 

I must also add that manual tequila time is the key to beating the 
harder levels. I cannot emphasize how important this is. Use it as 
often as you can.

After you complete the game once, all the levels will be available for 
replay. You can choose to play any of them, in any difficulty and 
order. Therefore, if you somehow get majorly stuck on a map, leave it, 
and try another one. As long as you managed to get to a checkpoint, 
your progress for that particular map will be saved. 

As such, it's entirely possible to beat the final boss on Hard Boiled 
first, only to go back to (for example) Tai O to sink the four boats. 

There's also a glitch being mentioned on the GameFAQs forums from 
jeckelclow79. What happens here is he played through the game on Hard 
Boiled, up till the checkpoint when Dapang (fat bodyguard) jumps down 
from the balcony, He exited the game after this happens, and chose to 
"Continue Game". However, he selected "Normal", and proceeded to skin 
the bosses. After the credits, he chose to "Continue Game" again. This 
time, he selected "Hard Boiled", and the Hard Boiled achievement 
unlocks!

So, if all else fail on Wong and Dapang, you know what to do. 


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5. SKILLS ACHIEVEMENTS                                      [ SHASKA ]
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The achievements in this category require you to have some level of 
proficiency in the game. You will probably unlock some of them during 
your play through, but if you don't, here are ways to get them 
quickly.



                                          MASTER OF PRECISION AIM (25) 
                                          ----------------------------

Load the level "Precision Aim" from chapter 1 on casual. You begin 
with plenty of tequila bombs, which allow you to perform the precision 
aim skill on the enemies ahead. There are also a couple of paper 
cranes lying around to refill the bombs.

Once done, quickly head towards the next checkpoint, while precision 
aiming any enemy you see along the way (if tequila bombs permit). 
Once the game saves, exit and reload the level again. 

Repeat until the achievement unlocks.




                                                MASTER OF BARRAGE (25) 
                                                ----------------------

Load a level that has many enemies on casual. The restaurant/ casino 
levels are good choices. When some enemies appear in front of you, 
unleash barrage on them. Do this a few times until the next checkpoint, 
and then reload the level again. Rinse and repeat till you get the 
achievement.



                                            MASTER OF SPIN ATTACK (25) 
                                            --------------------------

Similar to the barrage achievement, the restaurant/ casino levels are 
obvious choices due to the large number of enemies avaiable in a some-
what small, brightly-lit area. When the enemies build up, unleash a 
spin attack - hopefully it kills 3-5 people. Rinse and repeat. 



                                               BARRAGE SPECIALIST (10)
                                               -----------------------

You need to use the barrage skill on the following weapons:

- pistols
- golden pistol
- submachine gun
- assault rifle
- shotgun
- rocket launcher
- heavy machine gun

Load the helicopter boss fight level on the last chapter (casual). 
Every weapon above can be found in the small houses here (yes, including 
the heavy machine gun). Ignore the chopper, and run to the various houses 
to pick up the weapons. Unleash barrage with each one - you don't even 
need to aim at the chopper. Once your tequila bombs expire, you can pick 
up some paper cranes around the map to refill, or simply let the chopper 
kill you (the game saves when you die). Retry same level and find another 
weapon that you've not used barrage on before. 




                                              CHOW WOULD BE PROUD (15) 
                                              ------------------------

Killing someone while swinging on a chandelier all but guarantees a 
five-star kill rating. Load the teahouse level (boss fight of chapter 
one) on casual, and start killing the guards here while swinging on 
the chandelier. It shouldn't take you more than 10 minutes to get 10 
kills with a 5 star rating.

You can also use this exercise to help achieve the "Death by Swing" 
achievement.




                                                         RUTHLESS (30) 
                                                         -------------

I did this at the teahouse as well, just before taking on Kwong Fang. 
The number of enemies appearing here is sheer massive, and as long as 
you dive a lot while shooting at enemies, you should easily score 
three-four points per kill. Accumulating a streak of 50 points is 
simply a matter of trial and error.

Or, you may want to load the first level "An Hour to Kill". Remember 
the part when you slide down the banister for the first time? Focus on 
shooting on objects above the enemies, so that you kill them in style. 
Towards the end of the staircase, dive towards the roll cart ahead. 

Use your left analog stick to control the direction of the roll cart, 
and then start shooting the enemies ahead. Once done, quickly slide up 
the banister ahead while shooting at objects above enemies' head to 
score more style points. 

If you do all of the above swiftly, you should hit a combo of over 50 
points quite easily.

Check out this YouTube video for how to do this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqYSQlZlJcI



                                       NOBODY HAS THAT MUCH STYLE (60) 
                                       -------------------------------

The 5,000 style points required is accumulative. If you play through 
the game two times, you should unlock this one. However, you can also 
speed up the process as you attempt some of the above stunts. 




                                                      UNTOUCHABLE (10) 
                                                      ----------------

The first stand-off sequence, in which you fight three goons, is the 
one that you need to unlock this one. Just ensure that you don't get 
hit by the incoming bullets as you kill them all, and you should be 
fine. 



                                   I DON'T KNOW HOW TO PLAY THOSE (20) 
                                   -----------------------------------

The guitar cases act as healing terminals for you on both the casino 
and restaurant levels. There's no health packs on these levels, so if 
you get seriously hurt, you may be tempted to use these cases to stay 
alive. Well, if you want this achievement, do it on casual at the 
restaurant itself. Go up the stairs, and place the two guitar cases on 
the second floor (anywhere will do). Do not ever go up there. 

Instead, crouch near the entrance, and wait patiently for the enemies 
to start swarming towards you. Use the assault rifle to kill them from 
distance, and the submachine gun to kill any that comes too close. 
Use tequila bomb to heal when health is low. 

You unlock the achievement at the subsequent checkpoint save.



                                                       OLD SCHOOL (25) 
                                                       ---------------

There's a well known glitch that allows you to get this 25G without 
even fighting any enemy. After you complete the game, press "back" to 
return to the main menu during the credits. Choose "Continue Game", 
and select any difficulty level. The final cut-scene in which Teko 
pushes Wong down the balcony loads, and you get the achievement just 
like that. Yay!



                                                       THE KILLER (10) 
                                                       ---------------

Fire 10,000 times? I got this on chapter three during my first play-
through. I mean, I fired more than a million times over the course of 
the game, so what's 10,000? Easy 10G in my opinion.



                                                         STAY DRY (10) 
                                                         -------------

Towards the end of the Slums of Kowloon level, you will reach an area 
with crumbling floor. The ground here has two colors - the white ones 
are solid ground, while the black one crumbles if you stay on them for 
too long. Simply get through this area without touching (or worst, 
touch them barely) the black parts, and you should be safe. At certain 
parts, you may have to dive across gaps to proceed. 

Also, found easy way to get this, thanks to The_Dark_Slay3r from the 
GameFAQs boards:

...load the checkpoint "Condemned" in chapter select and shoot-dodge 
to the corner where the Heavy Machine Gun is to grab the achievement. 

Sounds easy to me!



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6. ENVIRONMENTAL ACHIEVEMENTS                               [ SHAEVA ]
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The achievements in this category could arguably be classified under 
"skills", but I list them separately anyway.



                                                     DEADLY WORLD (25) 
                                                     -----------------

You will probably unlock this during your playthrough, but if you 
don't, the first chapter helps tremendously. Simply reload the levels, 
and start shooting at signboards, propane tanks, etc. to kill the 
enemies present. 

I believe that shooting objects to kill an enemy during stand-off 
also count as a kill for this achievement.



                                                    ROLLING DEATH (25) 
                                                    ------------------

There are plenty of levels with roll carts around. Kill as many as you 
can while you are on one, hit the checkpoint, and reload. Remember that 
you can use the left analog stick to move the roll cart in your desired 
direction. 

Also, even when the roll cart is stationary, the kills count as long as 
your body is prowling on it. 



                                                   DEATH BY SWING (25) 
                                                   -------------------

First chapter teahouse, third chapter casino/ restaurant, etc. Plenty 
of places have chadeliers for your swinging delight. Like the roll 
cart achievement, load one, kill as many as you can, and then reload 
after the checkpoint. 

Both achievements require more persistence than skills.



                                                   PALEONTOLOGIST (10) 
                                                   -------------------

I find the T-Rex an easier object to destroy. Shoot the bones to make 
them fall. You should also shoot/ throw grenades at its legs for max
damage. Shouldn't be too difficult. 



                                                        MASSIVE D (20) 
                                                        --------------

You get this as you play through the game. Damages done to the world 
are accumulative. As with most of the other accumulative achievements, 
you can replay a level over and over again to get it. When attempting 
this, make sure you spend some time shooting at things around you. For 
example, if you are doing this at the casino, destroy all the jackpot 
machines around to cause more damages.

Should be quite a straightforward one. 


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7. MULTIPLAYER ACHIEVEMENTS                                 [ SHAMPA ]
----------------------------------------------------------------------
There's only deathmatch and team deathmatch, making the multiplayer 
element of this game a little cranky. Still, you want the achievements 
right?


                                                  TEA PARTY Party (15) 
                                                  JURASSIC BATTLE (15) 
                                                     MEGA JACKPOT (15) 
                                                    LOUNGE LIZARD (15) 
                                                        GERONIMO! (15) 
                                                         SEA FOOD (15) 
                                                     MOVIN' ON UP (15) 
                                                  --------------------

Find a friend to go online together. After creating a player match 
(ranked match doesn't work for this), set the private slots to two. 
Go to your dashboard and look for your friend's gamertag, and press 
X to "invite to game". 

Once both of you are in, press RT to alter the match details. Select a 
map, set the duration to one minute, and press start to continue. 
During the match, do whatever you want. One minute later, the match 
ends. Play again for nine more times and the achievement for the map 
that you have chosen will unlock. 

Now, either quit and let your friend do the same, or continue on for 
the rest of the maps. Remember to return the favor when you are done.

Including loading times, it should take about three hours for both 
players to unlock all of the above. It does get bored after a while, 
so get your headsets ready to chat when the going gets tough. You may 
even want to read a book or something. 




                                                 WINNER TAKES ALL (20) 
                                                    BULLET BALLET (20) 
                                                    BE THE MASTER (20) 
                                                 ---------------------

You can do this while doing the maps achievements. Set the duration to 
longer, and set kill limit to 20. These are to ensure that more kills 
can be registered. When the match begins, the person dealing the pain 
should start hunting for paper cranes to fill up tequila bombs. During 
the process, watch your tequila time meter fills up. 

Now, with fully loaded tequila bombs, use precision aim to kill the 
other party. This count as one tequila bombs kill. Once the player 
respawns, get him to run towards your location quickly so that you can 
continue to pile on the precision aims until your bombs are used up. 

Now, as the player respawns again, shoot him with a strong weapon like 
the shotgun once or twice. Then, activate tequila time to deliver the 
killer blow (the tequila time should be active for no more than two-
three seconds). 

This ensures that your tequila meter can refill quickly. At the same 
time, it also earns you tequila bombs.

From here on, alternate between precision aim and the two-normal-shots, 
one-tequila-time-shot sequence. It takes about five rounds of this to 
ensure that both parties get the desired achievements.

If you do the above with both of you in the John Woo skin, you should  
unlock "Be the Master" as well.



                                               HARDBOILED KILLER (20) 
                                               ----------------------

As it is, you need to perform 307 kills in a multiplayer environment. 
This is as tedious as it can be. Thankfully, the 100 kills you gather 
for "Winner Takes All" and "Bullet Ballet" count towards the final 
number. 

As with these two, one player should be a punching bag while the other 
pile on the pain. Use a map like the casino so that you can meet at 
the jackpot machines in the middle of the area quickly. 

You can also do this when doing the maps achievements. Just set a 
duration and kill limit that both of you are comfortable with. Don't 
bother keeping count though. It hurts your brain.

And, if you're wondering why "307 kills"? Dchan explains that it's the 
kill count in Hard Boiled, the movie in which Tequila made his debut.
Thanks for letting me know!

Also, many thanks to the following for helping in all of the above 
online achievements:

- Cloverian
- Hawkboy199




                                                    KILLING SPREE (20)
                                         ONE GUN TO RULE THEM ALL (10)
                                         -----------------------------

You can get both of this in one single session. Try to join a two-
players game to avoid confusion. Ideally, the match is more than one 
minute long. Invite the other player to chat, and inform him of your 
intention to get these achievements. If he's agreeable, just kill him 
five times, and then wait for the game to end. You will win the match, 
as well as get five kills without dying, which unlock both at one go.

It's more difficult to return the favor though, since you can't invite 
a friend for ranked matches. You can ask the other party to host a 
new two-players game, and then select "Custom Match" to go through a 
list of available games. Try joining games that are for two players, 
and exit (sorry, it's the only way) if it isn't the player who has 
helped you earlier. It may take some time, but as long as his session 
is on, you should find him eventually. Remembering his ping when you 
joined during the first match helps as well.

To increase the chances of someone helping you with this, offer to 
let him kill you first... and hope that he honors his word. :)

Many thanks to Tangy Oraguton for helping in these two.



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8. MISCELLANEOUS ACHIEVEMENTS                               [ SHAMSA ]
----------------------------------------------------------------------
These are achievements that don't fall anywhere. 



                                                     MEET JOHN WOO (5) 
                                                     -----------------

At the main menu, select "Unlock Shop" to, er, unlock this. Joke 
achievement.



                                                         FREEDOM! (10)
                                                    IT'S ALL MINE (30)  
                                                    ------------------

This requires more persistent than anything. You can keep replaying 
any chapter until after the end checkpoint. You will earn money after 
that. Money you earn can be used to purchase skins and items from the 
Unlock Shop. The list of skins and items available as as follow.



        ----------------------------------------------
        |                                            |
        |             MULTIPLAYER SKINS              |
        |                                            |
        |--------------------------------------------|
        | LOU THE PILOT               | $50          |
        |--------------------------------------------|
        | JUNK CAPTAIN                | $50          |
        |--------------------------------------------|
        | THUG                        | $75          |
        |--------------------------------------------|
        | UNDERBOSS                   | $75          |
        |--------------------------------------------|
        | I9 ASSASSIN                 | $100         |
        |--------------------------------------------|
        | TEQUILA IN SWEATER/ JACKET  | $100         |
        |--------------------------------------------|
        | KWONG FANG                  | $200         |
        |--------------------------------------------|
        | LOK                         | $200         |
        |--------------------------------------------|
        | YUNG                        | $300         |
        |--------------------------------------------|
        | JERRY YING                  | $300         |
        |--------------------------------------------|
        | DAMON ZAKAROV               | $400         |
        |--------------------------------------------|
        | VLAD ZAKAROV                | $400         |
        |--------------------------------------------|
        | WONG                        | $500         |
        |--------------------------------------------|
        | TEQUILA IN SUIT             | $600         |
        |--------------------------------------------|
        | JOHN WOO                    | $2,000       |
        |--------------------------------------------|


Many thanks to Helen @ Silvernote.com for allowing me to load up my 
disk in their shop to find out the prices for the above skins. Her 
reward is 5G on her gamertag for my visit to the Unlock Shop. :)


        ----------------------------------------------
        |                                            |
        |            ART GALLERY ITEMS               |
        |                                            |
        |--------------------------------------------|
        | HONG KONG MARKETPLACE       | $100         |
        |--------------------------------------------|
        | TAI O                       | $100         |
        |--------------------------------------------|
        | THE MEGA RESTAURANT         | $100         |
        |--------------------------------------------|
        | ZAKAROV'S PENTHOUSE         | $100         |
        |--------------------------------------------|
        | CHICAGO HISTORY MUSEUM      | $100         |
        |--------------------------------------------|
        | SLUMS OF KOWLOON            | $100         |
        |--------------------------------------------|
        | WONG'S ESTATE               | $100         |
        |--------------------------------------------|
        | ABANDONED LEVELS            | $100         |
        |--------------------------------------------|
        | CHARACTERS                  | $100         |
        |--------------------------------------------|


        ----------------------------------------------
        |                                            |
        |               VIDEO GALLERY                |
        |                                            |
        |--------------------------------------------|
        | CHARACTER PROTOTYPES        | $100         |
        |--------------------------------------------|
        | LEVEL PROTOTYPE PACK 1      | $100         |
        |--------------------------------------------|
        | LEVEL PROTOTYPE PACK 2      | $100         |
        |--------------------------------------------|
        | LEVEL PROTOTYPE PACK 3      | $100         |
        |--------------------------------------------|
        | STANDOFF PROMO              | $100         |
        |--------------------------------------------|
        | EARLY STANDOFF PREVIS       | $100         |
        |--------------------------------------------|
        | GAMEPLAY PREVIS             | $100         |
        |--------------------------------------------|
        | KILLER SIGN DEMO            | $100         |
        |--------------------------------------------|
        | PAPER CRANE                 | $100         |
        |--------------------------------------------|
        | FACIAL ANIMATION PROTOTYPE  | $100         |
        |--------------------------------------------|
        | ZIPLINE PROTOTYPE           | $100         |
        |--------------------------------------------|



                                                   ORIGAMI MASTER (35)
                                                   -------------------

The number of paper cranes that you pick up is accumulative. A play-
through typically brings in about 100+ cranes. You can then choose 
either to find more cranes while playing another difficulty level, or 
replay a level over and over again until you amass 250.

If you choose the second option, you can consider using the whole of 
chapter one. This level is easy to get through, and has about 12 of 
those cranes lying around. There are other levels with more cranes, 
but you may end up spending more time because the later levels take 
longer to complete.


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9. DOWNLOADABLE CONTENTS ACHIEVEMENTS                       [ SHADLA ]
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In January '08, a downloadable maps pack is made available on the 
Xbox Live Marketplace for this game. It's ridiculously priced at 
1,200 MS points, but I looked at the 250 additional gamerscore, and 
the possibility of getting them... and there was to be no return for 
me.

All these achievements can be done in player matches, and you only 
need about half an hour to get them all with a boosting partner.


                                                    BULLET PROOF (40)
                                                     GOD OF GUNS (40)
                                                      FISTICUFFS (10)
                                             DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY (20)
                                             ------------------------

You can get these 110 points in one short, five-minute session with a 
boosting partner. Create a player match in Naval Exercise, and set the 
kill count to five. Head straight to the hull of the nearby ship once 
you begin with your friend. Do not shoot him first. Instead, unleash 
the bullets on a nearby wall or something until your hands are bare.

Now, get close to your friend and punch him to death. Fisticuffs and 
Diplomatic Immunity unlocked. 

When your friend respawn, get him to do the same thing to you so that 
he can unlock the above two achievements as well.

Once you respawn, kill your friends four times without using any 
special moves. You get the five kills to win the game, and unlock 
Bullet Proof and God of Guns.

Repeat the game and let your friend kill you five times without using 
Tequila Bombs to return the favor.



                                                        BOOMTOWN (20)
                                                  HAVING A BLAST (20)
                                                       ASPLOSION (20)
                                                 --------------------

Load the following maps:

- Slums Courtyard
- Slums Downpour
- Fisherman's Cove

Run around the area until you find some grenades. Take turns to 
unload them on each other to unlock these three. 



                                                       TESTIKILL (40)
                                                        CASTAWAY (20)
                                                      ---------------

Load the Tai O Settlement map. You'll need to get your victim to 
stand on a rather stranded platform that has a Heavy Machine Gun on 
it. To reach there, get your friend to pass through a small hut to 
find a wooden walkway leading to the horizontal wire. Press LT to 
"slide" across to that platform.

Now, go find a origami crane to build up one usable Tequila Bomb. 
From afar, do a Precision Aim and go for the crotch. Kill your friend 
this way to earn both achievements.

You can now head towards that platform with the Heavy Machine Gun 
and let your friend do the same.


                                                DEATH FROM ABOVE (20)
                                                ---------------------

Load the Kowloon Market map, and get your friend to stand below an 
air-conditioner unit. Shoot it until it falls onto your friend for 
an instant kill. Return the favor.


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9. CONCLUSION
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At this point in time, I consider this guide done. If you've tips for 
getting any of the other achievementseasier, feel free to write in. 

Cheers!



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VERSION HISTORY
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Version 1.00: Guide completed (9/22).
Version 1.02: Prices for Mutliplayer Skins updated. Significance of 
"307 kills" explained. Easy "Stay Dry" method updated (9/25).
Version 1.04: Some tips for Hard Boiled added, and updated some other 
sections with minor changes (11/20).
Version 1.10: Downloadable Contents Achievements added (1/10).



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