Earth Defense Force 2017

FAQ by KeeperOfFate (rkgambill) E-mail at RO_ShatteredSun@yahoo.com with any
questions or comments

Version 1.0

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Table of Contents
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I.	Version History
II. 	Achievement List
III. 	Vehicles
IV.	Mission Walkthroughs
	1)  Arrival
	2)  Invasion
	3)  Melee
	4)  Landing
	5)  Search
	6)  Airforce
	7)  Takedown
	8)  Mobilization
	9)  Tsugawa
	10) Arms
	11) Infiltration
	12) Reinforcement
	13) Retaliation
	14) Fortress
	15) Blockade
	16) Multiplication
	17) Nesting
	18) Dino-mech
	19) Umbra
	20) Artillery
	21) Crimson
	22) Trapped
	23) Expansion
	24) Interception
	25) Descent 1
	25) Descent 2
	27) Descent 3
	28) Descent 4
	29) Assault
	30) Anchored
	31) Advance
	32) March
	33) Surprise
	34) Breach
	35) Sweep
	36) Thunder
	37) Eruption
	38) Surrounded
	39) Legion
	40) Return
	41) Occupation
	42) King
	43) Spearhead
	44) Extermination 1
	45) Extermination 2
	46) Extermination 3
	47) Uprising
	48) Wrath
	49) Elite
	50) Unkown
	51) Convergence
	52) Inferno
	53) Starship

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I. Version History
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1.0 - Finally, the FAQ is made! This is my first time ever making a FAQ, so
please let me know what you think, both good and bad!
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II. Achievement List
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The achievements in EDF 2017 are actually all quite simple. Just beat all the
difficulties for the first 5 achievements, and collect every weapon for the
sixth. By the time you've beaten all the missions on every difficulty, you'll
definitely have all the weapons.

1) All Stages Cleared (Easy)	50 Points
2) All Stages Cleared (Normal)	100 Points
3) All Stages Cleared (Hard)	150 Points
4) All Stages Cleared (Hardest)	200 Points
5) All Stages Cleared (Inferno)	300 Points
6) All Weapons Acquired		200 Points

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III. Vehicles
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To tell the truth, I found the vehicles in this game completely useless. I
still included which vehicles are available in each level, however, just in
case any of you enjoy using the vehicles.

Battle Machine Vegalta (Mech)
SDL2 Airbikev (Bike)
EF24 Combat Helicopter Bazelato (Chopper)
E551 Combat Vehicle Gigantus (Tank)

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IV. Mission Walkthroughs
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IV.1) Arrival
Reommended Weapons: Assault Rifle & Rocket Launcher

Available vehicles: None

Basically your standard tutorial-type mission. This mission is both
straightforward and easy to complete. The only enemies you will face here are
black ants.. Simply run & gun, getting used to the controls. Once you start run
straight down the street until you run into your first group of enemies. Once
you get in range with your rocket launher, start firing. Keep at it with the
rocket launcher until they get close, then finish off the remaining stragglers
with your assault rifle.

After defeating the first group, a second group will appear on your radar.
Simply follow your radar until you run into them. This group begins firing acid
at you, so be prepared. Still, even with the added attack option these enemies
are weak and small enough in numbers that they are easy to take down.

After you beat the second group, a third and final group will appear. Open up
with the rocket launcher and you can kill most of them before they even get to
you. Be sure to aim at the buildings they are crawling on as you can kill many
of them this way.

Congratulations, you're well on your way to becoming a valued EDF soldier!

IV.2) Invasion

Reommended Weapons: Assault Rifle & Rocket Launcher

Available vehicles: None

This mission opens with up three groups of enemies, all located more or less
straight ahead of you. Head down the street firing with your rocket launcher to
thin theyr ranks before you get there. Be careful not to move too far in as the
three groups will converge on pretty much one spot. After you beat this initial
wave... Good job! Mission finished.


IV.3) Melee

Reommended Weapons: Assault Rifle & Rocket Launcher

Available vehicles: None

First head towards the small group of allies (blue dots) on your screen. There
are just a few ants here and once you kill them the EDF members will join you.
After that just move through the city, following your radar, and kiling
anything you see. Not too many surprised here, what you see on your radar in
the beginning is pretty much what you'll be facing. I reccomend fighting your
way to your comrades first, as it's easier to fight with more people on your
side. Also, remember to blow up plenty of buildings here, as it prevents the
enemies attacking from above.
IV.4) Landing

Recommended Weapons: Assault Rifle & Rocket Launcher

Available vehicles: None

This mission is pretty straightforward. There are three groups of black ants.
Follow your radar and kill them all. After this, two alien dropships will
appear in the sky above you. They'll each drop off a group of ants. Don't waste
your ammo on the ships - at this point in the game you're not meant to bring
them down. After you wipe out the dropped ants, the mission ends.

IV.5) Search

Recommended Weapons: Assault Rifle & Rocket Launcher

Available vehicles: None

This stage opens up with a large groups of ants more or less in front of you.
Head along the road and a small portion of them will come to meet you. After
beating them you can either continue along the road you're on with the current
group of EDF members you're with, or head left along the street and move in
with a second group. There's no way to join them together, as they aren't the
type of NPC's that will "join" you. Either road pretty much leads to the same
thing: the rest of the ants.

After you finish off all the ants, you'll hear over the radio that the entire
air force has been wiped out like sissies, and that all the alien gunships are
heading your way. HQ tells you to retreat. You end up having to fight all the
gunships anyway, but make sure to move along with your group of NPC's as it
will make the fight much easier. Feel free to take shots with your rocket
launcher until they get close. Once they get close switch to your assault
rifle, as gunships drop like flies after only short bursts of fire from a
decent rifle. Mission's over, enjoy your brief break.

IV.6) Airforce

Recommended Weapons: Assault Rifle & Missle

Available vehicles: None

This will be your first mission where your primary enemy is something besides
an ant. While I still recommend using the assault rifle against the gunships,
some people prefer thr multi-missle launchers (such as the MLRA series Missles)
because of their tracking ability.

This is perhaps the most straightforward mission in the entire game. You fight
three waves of gunships, and you're done. You don't even move, you sit in the
same square and fight. The only two pieces of advice I can offer are: 1) Ignore
the mothership, you can't hurt it and 2) Keep moving. Gunships are, in mu
opinion, probably the wasiest enemies in the game. They have relatively low
damage and pretty bad accuracy, just keep moving around and firing with your
weapon of choie and you'll have these stage beat in no time at all.

IV.7) Takedown

Recommended Weapons: Assault Rifle & Rocket Launcher

Available vehicles: None

This is the first mission you will be able to take down the Ravager UFO's. Just
aim your rocket at the underside of the craft when it opens the hatch, and they
go down relatively easy. ALWAYS focus on destroying the UFO's before taking out
the enemies on the ground, as they'll just keep spawning new enemies until you
take them down.

There are two UFO's that you start pretty much right next to. Take them out and
then mop up all the ants they dropped, and you've finished the mission.
Straightforward and simple, this mission shouldn't offer any trouble. Depending
on your difficulty, UFO's can do down in just a few shots with some of the more
powerful rocket launchers.

Another alternative for this mission is to leave the UFO's alone and simple
keep killing the ants they drop until you get tired of it. This is an excellent
mission to collect weapons and armor upgrades, as the enemies are weak and not
very plentiful.

IV.8) Mobilization

Recommended Weapons: Assault Rifle & Rocket Launcher

Available vehicles: None

As the mission opens up, you'll noticed a large number of red dots on your
radar pretty much directly in front of you. What are you waiting for? Head
towards them. You have two choices here, either wait until you get close and
take them on assault-rifle style, or open up from long range with your rockets
and risk killing the group of EDF members in their midst. After defeating all
the bugs in this group, another swarm will spawn further into the city, and HQ
will tell you to move on to meet up with Ranger 5 to defeat the incoming UFO's.

Head over and wipe out that groups of ants. While fighting you'll notice a 3rd
group of ants fighting Ranger 6. Kill all the ants in both groups, and you'll
hear a message over the radio about the mothership coming (which is strange,
since it never shows up). Two UFO's come flying in. As usual, take them down
with your rocket launcher first then mop up whatever ants remain. Keep moving
at this point, because they drop a LOT of ants in. After killing everything on
the screen, this mission is finished!

IV.9) Tsugawa

Recommended Weapons: Assault Rifle & Sniper Rifle

Available vehicles: Tank & Chopper

This is another one of the straightforward missions. (They pretty much offer
these every time a new enemy type is introduced). You'll start up on the hill
ooverlooking the ocean where the enemy is coming from. Use this to your
advantage and snipe all the Walking Arms robots before they can get to you. I
like using any of the high-powered, low-capacity sniper rifles, but if you
don't have any decent ones consider using a slow-firing but high-damage missle
instead (the Air Tortoise, for example). There are only a few of the small
enemy gunships that will approach you during the fight. Just switch to your
assault rifle and they drop in seconds.

IV.10) Arms

Recommended Weapons: Rocket Launcher & Sniper Rifle

Available vehicles: None

A group of the huge robots (called Hectors in the game from this point on) is
tearing up the city, and of course they call upon you to stop them. I highly
recommend just sitting at the starting point in this map, as the enemy will all
come to you. Use a high-powered sniper rifle on them while they are far away to
inflict the big damage, and if they get close use the rocket launcher. I
recommend using whichever rocket launcher you have with the highest capacity,
even if the damage is less. Why? Because every time you hit the Hectors with
the rocket it throws their aim off. (Besides, the sniper should pretty much
take care of them before they get too close to you.) If the several of the
enemy gets close, just run to a safe distance and start sniping again. The
hectors are slow and relatively easy to get away from. These are the only enemy
for this mission. Congratulations!

IV.11) Infiltration

Recommended Weapons: Bound Gun (Special Weapon) & Rocket Launcher

Available vehicles: None

I usuAlly replace my trusty assault rifle with any of the bound guns for all
the nest missions. This handy weapon ricochets its bullets off walls, making it
extremely effective in the narrow tunnels of these types of missions. The
rocket launcher also works well, but make sure you don't use it in a tight
situation. If the enemy is close when you use it you'll kill not only the ants,
but probably yourself as well as your allies in the enclosed space.

You start off with the first group of ants coming right in front og you. Use
the rocket launcher near the opening of the tunnel and very few will be able to
make it through the blast radius. Keep an eye on the ceiling for the ones that
manage to make it through. After the first wave another large group will spawn
on your radar. Follow through the tunnel the first wave came from mand follow
your radar to the second group.

The second group is in a huge cavern and come down at you from above. Do not go
all the way into the chamber. Get their attention and then withdraw slightly
and kill them as they enter the tunnel you are standing in. Remember, bugs are
stupid, and you can always use a tactical advantage against them. As you're
killing this wave you'll hear over the radio that everyone got their butts
kicked and that the mission is cancelled. Mop up whatever enemy is left (don't
forget to get all the goodies before you kill the very last one) and that will
end the mission.

IV.12) Reinforcement

Recommended Weapons: Assault Rifle & Rocket Launcher

Available vehicles: Tank

Ahhhh the spiders. I hate spdiers, both in the game and in real life. These
are, in my opinion, the most terrible enemies in the game. Granted, they are
realtively weak in terms of defense as they go down pretty quickly, but they
have pretty high attack power and extremely long range. Plus, they leap like
freaks all over the place. Finally.... they are spiders. <Shudder>

Anyhow, you start off in the middle of the street and guess what's in front of
you? Start shooting. Use your rocket launchers and lay waste to the city,
because the spiders often hide on the tops of buildings and snipe you with
their webs. Kill everything on your radar, and you're done. Another of the
simple, introductory missions.

IV.13) Retaliation

Recommended Weapons: Assault Rifle & Rocket Launcher

Available vehicles: Mech & Bike

You start off with two groups in front, a group in back, and one UFO to your
left. Move forward and rescue the EDF group directly in front of you. They'll
join up, offering a bit more firepower for the upcoming fights. After this,
head to your left (opposite where the UFO is heading) and defeat that group of
spiders to add another EDF group to your little army. After this, head down the
street following where the UFO went.

Defeat the group surrounding the 3rd group of EDF and then the group the UFO
drops. Ignore the UFO. It will drop one final group of spdiers, and then fly
away. Just kill all the remaining spiders to finish the mission up.

IV.14) Fortress

Recommended Weapons: Assault Rifle & Sniper Rifle

Available vehicles: None

Ignore both the mothership and the walking fortress, you can't kill either at
this point in time.

Once the fortress starts moving, it will deploy enemy gunships. Take them out
with your assault rifle, then put some distance between yourself and the
fortress. It will start shooting everything in sight with laser cannons. Use
your sniper rifle to take out some of the laser cannons until it begins
deploying Hetors. Now run to the high ground.

Another group of gunships will deploy from the fortress in the meantime. Once
you get atop the mountain and are out of the HEctors' range, kill all the
gunships with the assault rifle, then turn back and finish off all the Hectors.

IV.15) Blockade

Recommended Weapons: Assault Rifle & Sniper Rifle

Available vehicles: None

Once again, there is no stopping the fortress in this mission, so don't waste
your bullets.

This mission an be EXTREMELY difficult until you figure out the pattern to
defeating the enemies. Always kill them in this order:
1) Hectors with machine gun
2) Hectors without machine gun
3) Gunships

The machine gun Hectors do a LOT of damage once you get stuck in their fire.
Focus on them first, even if you are surrounded by gunships. The gunships do
very little damage and are relatively easy to dodge. Use the sniper and kill as
many Hectors as possible. If you find yourself stuck in enemy Hector fire, use
the assault rifle on him as it will cause his aim to be off and you can
manuever to a better position.

There is little in the way of strategy or a step-by-step procedure other than
this. Keep moving and stay as far away from the fortress as possible. Focus on
the enemies in the above order and you should do fine.

IV.16) Multiplication

Recommended Weapons: Assault Rifle & Rocket Launcher

Available vehicles: Mech

Right off the bat, there's a huge group of ants fighting a large group of EDF
forces straight in front of you. While the EDF keeps the ants busy, destroy the
hole the ants are coming out of with your rockets, then take care of the
remaining ants with the assault rifle. After you beat this first wave, a second
wave appears off in the distance as a Scout team yells they found another hole
over the radio.

You should be able to see the next hole from where you are standing. (Hint:
Look in the diretion of the huge red blotch on your radar). Take care of the
enemies here, and a third hole opens up. Again, snipe irom where you are. Guess
what happens when you defeat this group? You got it! There's the fourth one.
This one spawns spiders, but again just snipe the hole from afar and then kill
the spiders as they come close. Make sure you destroy the hole quickly, or so
many spiders will spawn you'll die before you know it because the webs damage
you so heavily. Finally, after the fourth hole the mission is over.

IV.17) Nesting

Recommended Weapons: Bound Gun (Special Weapon) & Rocket Launcher

Available vehicles: None

You start off surrounded... joy. As crazy as it sounds, once the mission
starts, rush forward into the crowd of bugs in front of you. The idea is to
break through the first wave so you can keep all enemies on one side instead of
getting surrounded. As soon as you hit this point (you'll probably be lost
somewhere in the tunnels, but no big deal) just turn around and fire like
crazy. Use the assault rifle to clear a path, then use the rocket to take out
big chunks of enemies at a time.

After you finally clear out everything that chased you, head back cautiously
towards the starting area. By this time all the EDF members are dead, so shoot
as soon as you see anything. Once you get back out to the starting point,
finish of all the first group (those that started in front of you) then move on
towards the second large group. Luckily no more groups spawn, so the mission is
up once you finish everything on the screen.

IV.18) Dino-mech

Recommended Weapons: Sniper Rifle & Rocket Launcher

Available vehicles: Tank & Chopper

This is the first "boss" type monster you encounter. It's just you (and a few
dozen EDF members> versus him. Basically, just hide back and use the sniper
rifle on him. If he rushes you throw him off balance with the rocket. This boss
is actually very easy as he spends most of his time fighting the EDF or running
through buildings, leaving you free to just stand and shoot.

IV.19) Umbra

Recommended Weapons: Assault Rifle & Rocket Launcher

Available vehicles: Bike, Tank, Chopper

There's two UFO's and several spiders to clear out on this stage. Start off
running backwards, targeting the closest UFO. You should be able to destroy it
just as the spiders kill off all the other EDF members in front of you. Now
turn around and run like a sissy until you find the path up to higher ground.
Keep climbing and once you're able, take out the other UFO. The remaining
spiders shouldn't post much of a problem since they'll now be broken into
smaller groups as they usually only make it up the mountain a few at a time.
All done. Easy, right?

IV.20) Artillery

Recommended Weapons: Sniper Rifle & Assault Rifle

Available vehicles: Tank (Blow up raised highway to gain access) & Mech

You fight a new type of Hector here, equipped with a plasma cannon. These are
actually probably the easiest of all the Hectors, as the plasma cannons are
extremely easy to dodge. Just take them all out with your sniper rifle.

Of course, it couldn't be THAT easy, now could it? Eventually, gunships will
appear all over the place and you're informed it's a trap. As soon as this
happens rush straight for one group of gunships. The reasoning here is to try
to obliterate one half of the enemy before they can converge on you in their
entirety. Concetrate on them as it's easy to dodge the Hector's plasma cannons.
Oh by the way, more Hectors appear at this time as well. Once you finish the
gunships turn you attention to the Hectors and they go down easily with a
sniper rifle. Overall, this is actually a very easy mission compared to most.

IV.21) Crimson

Recommended Weapons: Assault Rifle & Rocket Launcher

Available vehicles: Tank

There are 3 waves of the new red ants enemies, each spawning only after you
kill the previous group. The first is straight ahead of you, the second spawns
behind where you started, and the third comes rolling down over the large hills.

Not much in the way of true strategy here. Use your rocket launcher to attack
when they are far away to thin their numbers. Aim for the big groups to
maximize your damage. When they get close let loose with the assault rifle
while running backwards so they don't get a chance to hit you.

NOTE: If you're having trouble with this mission, try using this glitch/cheat.
Head out into the water deep enough that the red ants are almost completely
submerged. They'll try to attack you but are unable to actually damage you. The
sheer mass of bodies in the water underneath you will actually continuusly
propel you upwards, allowing you to shoot down into the enemies below. It takes
a while to kill them with this method, but it is one way to go about it if
you're having trouble.

IV.22) Trapped

Recommended Weapons: Assault Rifle & Rocket Launcher

Available vehicles: Mech & Tank

You start out with Hectors and ants on all sides. Not the best odds in the
world, eh? Run like a sissy, you need to find some high ground. Just keep
running for this level. Luckily no new enemies spawn, but there's plenty to
deal with as is. Just keep running into the mountains and using them as cover
from the Hectors while you defeat the ants, then take out the Hectors one by
one.

IV.23) Expansion

Recommended Weapons: Assault Rifle & Rocket Launcher

Available vehicles: Bike & Chopper

Head down the street until you get next to the park area. From here you should
be able to start attacking the enemy. Concentrate on the hole while the ants
are busy with the other EDF members. Don't worry about stopping to finish off
the remaining enemies, your task is to destroy the holes first. Keep heading
straight down the street until you run into another hole, this one spewing red
ants. Take it out. At this point, go ahead and clear out some of the enemies
and gather up some health, I'm assuming you need it because of the freaking
spiders.

Next, head down the nearest street on your right and take out the hole spewing
the giant spiders. If you time your rocket shots well, you can kill nerly all
the enemies aas they spawn, making life much easier. Head towards the next red
spot on your radar and you'll find the fourth hole, red ants. Duck in between
all the buildings here and keep manuvering back and forth to break the enemy
into smaller, confused chunks. Once you destroy this hole take care of the
remaining bugs to get a quick breather before moving on to the final hole.
Clean out this group of ants and teh mission is complete.

IV.24) Interception

Recommended Weapons: Assault Rifle & Sniper Rifle

Available vehicles: Tank & Mech

Gunships over the ocean and Hectors behind. Turn around and take out all the
Hectors first. Not only will this make your life easier, but also help keep
more EDF members around to help you with the gunships. The gunships will go
down quickly with all your men turned on them, and the second wave will appear.

The second wave consists of more gunships and a few more Hectors which come
from out at sea. You should be able tp snipe the Hectors long before they are
close enough to you to inflict damage, and again the gunships go down quickly.
(Though by this time most of the EDF is probably gone on the harder modes)
After the second wave, you're done. Thankfully this is a FAR easier mission
than the previous one.

IV.25) Descent 1

Recommended Weapons: Bound Gun & Rocket Launcher

Available vehicles: None

The first of four missions that take place in the bugs' nest. In this mission
you start off at the top of a long tunnel heading down, with plenty of enemies
on screen. This is actually a very simple mission, just work your way down
slowly, killing everything as you go. By the time you reach the bottom there
should only be a few enemies left. Take care of them and you're done.

NOTE: Be especially careful not to fall if you're playing on anything other
than easy. You'll be swarmed and killed very quickly.

IV.26) Descent 2

Recommended Weapons: Bound Gun & Rocket Launcher

Available vehicles: None

You start off with a trmendously huge group of ants directly in front of you
getting ready to devour some hapless EDF members. Use your rocket launcher (be
careful to aim away from the EDF guys) and you can take out significant chunks
of the enemy. Finish off the stragglers with your bound gun and get any
surviving EDF members to join you.

Move into the adjacant cavern where the ants where coming from. It's a bit
confusing as to where to go from here, because of the mae-like tunnel system.
Stay on the bottom floor and head towards the red part of your radar. You don't
be able to go straight there, but near the area where you can begin climbing up
is a large tunnel that will curve around to where the remaining enemies are.
Take them all out. (Remember, let them come to you so you can bottlneck them
and use your rocket launcher)

One more group. Head down the narrow, spiral tunnel to encounter the final
group of bugs. Use your radar to find any stragglers and mission over.

IV.27) Descent 3

Recommended Weapons: Bound Gun & Rocket Launcher

Available vehicles: None

This is the most difficult of the "Descent" missions. As soon as you start, you
are completely surrounded. Ignore everything else and rush forward into the
tunnel directly in front of you. When you hit a Y in the tunnels turn right,
then at the second Y turn left. You'l hit a dead end. Now turn around, kill
anything close to you with your bound gun, and keep firing with your rocket
launcher. Don't even think about stopping until you are sure there's no more
enemies coming down the tunnel. At this point, most of the enemy should be
dead, now just go finish up the last few and you'vwe got an easy victory.

This is the ONLY way I've been able to beat this mission on anything above
normal.

IV.28) Descent 4

Recommended Weapons: Bound Gun & Rocket Launcher

Available vehicles: None

The last of the descent missions, you get to fight the leaders of the ants.

Start of by heading forward into the tunnel in front of you, meeting up with a
Ranger team who joins you. Now keep firing rokets down the tunnel in front of
you. If you hear a bug die, it's a good sign, so keep firing until you don't
hear it anymore. After this group dies, another spawns. Follow the tunnel
system until you run into another team who again joins you. Move forward just
enough to kill your first bug, then fall back and bottleneck them all at once.

Once again, another group of enemies spawn off in the distance after these ones
are defeated. Follow the tunnels (Stick to the left) If you've got a large
enough army, you can go ahead and try to save the next group as they are
besiged by spiders. Otherwise, hang back and unload with rockets. Another group
of enemies spawn. Follow the tunnels down. This group is pretty easy as they
come at you in a narrow tunnel. Use a volley of rockets and wipe them out.

Now head towards the blue part of the Radar. Join up with a large group of EDF
members, and follow them as they all rush down into the tunnels. Once you see
the enemy open up with your rockets and clear out as many as you can. As soon
as acid starts flowing up the tunnel, rush in. You can't dodge the acid in the
tunnel, but you can as soon as you break through into the queen's hambers. Kill
everything in the room and you can finally get out of these tunnels.

IV.29) Assault

Recommended Weapons: Sniper Rifle & Rocket Launcher

Available vehicles: Tank & Mech

Two UFO's in front, one in back. Concentrate on them first while the EDF keeps
the Hectors busy. This mission is easy if you're able to take down the UFO's
quickly. The mini-Hectors aren't all that difficult, either. Just keep an eye
out for the ones wielding machine guns, as they can still deal a decent amount
of damage. Kill them while the UFO's are closed, then revert your attention
back to the UFO's. As is the norm for all missions introducing new enemy types,
this is a quick, simple mission. After taking down the UFO's clean up the
remaining enemies and it's over.

IV.30) Anchored

Recommended Weapons: Assault Rifle & Rocket Launcher

Available vehicles: Tank, Mech, Bike

You can't destroy the mothership, don't waste your time.

First, head to the beach. Two UFO's, gunships, and ants. Nothing really to
worry about here so take care of business then start moving up the hill towards
the mothership. There are a total of three UFO's up in the mountains. It's
easier to take out the two furthest from the mothership first (they drop ants &
gunships) and then move on to the one next to the mothership (drops spiders).
After you take out the three UFO's, do the usual clean up to end the mission.

IV.31) Advance

Recommended Weapons: Rocket Launher & Sniper Rifle

Available vehicles: Tank & Mech

Destroy the four Hectors around the starting point first. After this, start
sniping the remaining Hectors off in the distance. This mission is relatively
easy as long as you prioritize: kill the large Hectors first, especially those
with machine guns. Then work your way down to the smallest threat: small
hectors with no machine guns. As long as you can kill all the machine-gun
toting Hectors before they get to you, there should be no problems at all with
this simple mission.

IV.32) March

Recommended Weapons: ZE-Gun (Special Weapon) & Rocket Launcher

Available vehicles: Tank & Bike

This is a very diffiult mission. Make sure you stay with your group at first,
as they provide both firepower and a meatshield for when the spiders come. If
you notice you are down to only a small handful of EDF, run the other way. I
like using the ZE Gun's here, in a triangle-like formation around the snipers.
Use whichever one you have that has the highest rate of fire... there's a lot
of spiders. Concentrate of blowing apart the large chunks of spiders, leaving
your snipers to pick off the individual enemies.

There are a total of three waves. The first from the front, the second from the
left, and the final from the back. If you can survive through them all, victory
is yours.

IV.33) Surprise

Recommended Weapons: Assault Rifle & Rocket Launcher

Available vehicles: None

This is another mission where you cannot actually destroy the fortress, so
don't waste your time with it.

From where you start, you should be able to take down the first of two UFO's.
Do so and then kill whatever enemies come your way.

After this, move to a better position and take down the second UFO. Again,
quickly clean up the enemies that are left.

You'll get the order to attack the fortress as it moves to life. Ignore this,
since we both secretly know you can't kill it (until next mission!) but feel
free to hang back and attack its laser cannons if you'd like. Once it starts
deplyoing bugs, concentrate on taking them out. Shortly after it deploys the
bugs, it will drop off some gunships. Swith your attention to these now. One
more group of bugs will drop from the fortress. After cleaning up all the
enemies, the order is given to retreat, ending the mission.

IV.34) Breach

Recommended Weapons: Assault Rifle & Rocket Launcher

Available vehicles: Bike & Mech

Your first task is to move in and destroy the cannon near the backside of the
fortress. This will help keep the other EDF members alive far longer than they
otherwise would. Now, start shooting your rocket into his weak point. The weak
point on the fortress, like on the UFO's, is when the hatch underneath opens up
when it goes to drop enemies. Make sure you stay just behind the fortress and
near the center so it doesn't step on you, and aim accordingly.

When the bugs are dropped from the fortress, ignore them for the most part.
Keep shooting the fortress. Once the hatch closes, turn your attention to
quickly killing the bugs and gathering any health they may drop.

The fortress will start deplyoing Hectors as well as firing at you with its
laser cannons. At this point, fall back some and take out first the Hectors,
then the cannons. Once you are able to clear everything out, focus on the
fortress itself again. Keep this up until you bring down the fortress. The real
key to success in this battle is to quickly defeat whatever the fortress drops
so you are not overwhelmed between enemy attacks and the fortress' cannons.

IV.35) Sweep

Recommended Weapons: Assault Rifle & Rocket Launcher

Available vehicles: Tank & Chopper

You start off with a few EDF members and basically three split groups of
enemies. Move forward and grab another few EDF members by the vehicles, then
start with the group on your left. This is the easiest group, consisting solely
of black ants. After this move in a straight line over to the next group of
bugs (originally the group in the right, red ants). Feel free to start shooting
rokets as soon as you see them, you're bound to at least take a few down before
you reah them.

Regroup, grab any items, and head over to the last group, the furthest away.
Mostly spiders and red ants in this group. After you finish them off, the
mission is over.

IV.36) Thunder

Recommended Weapons: Assault Rifle & Rocket Launcher

Available vehicles: Chopper

Guess what? You can't kill the mothership! Save your ammo for the real enemies.

I reccomend taking out the Hector at the street first. Continue moving down the
street, taking out the smaller enemies as you go until the first street is
clear. Turn left at the big intersection and you'll see a Hector standing at
the end of the street. Engage it from where you are. Enemies will start rushing
down the street at you, so kill all of them.

The mothership will deploy enemy gunships (during which time you have a
terrible point of view and cannot fight properly, so keep dodging. Confirm the
Hector is dead first, then take on the gunships. You'll get a second terrible
view as the mothership deploys its gun (again, keep dodging) and pretty much
kills everything. After this, everything pretty goes badly and the remaining
enemies all converge on you. Fall back, firing first at the Hectors and then at
the bugs,

Eventually, after destroying half the city, the motership will start spitting
out gunships again. Hopefully by this time all the other enemies are dead so
you can focus on these. Finishing them off, you'll hear that Europe is about to
be destroyed, and the mission ends.

IV.37) Eruption

Recommended Weapons: Assault Rifle & Missle

Available vehicles: Bike & Tank

You start off with a huge number of EDF members. Of ourse... they're all going
to die anyway, but still...

There are a total of four hole in this mission, and they are all located
extremely close together, right next to that first hole. If you have a missle
launcher with a good blast area, you can just hide where you start and keep
launching missles in the direction of the nest. If you get lucky you'll be able
to destroy everything while the enemy is still fighting the other EDF members.

A second tactic which works just as well is to replace the missle with a sniper
rifle and just manuever about until you can get a decent shot on the nest. You
have to be quick here, though. Once the enemy wipes out the EDF they'll attack
you en masse and without any sort of explosive weaponry it could prove to be
diffiult to defeat them.

That's it for this mission! An easy one before the next mission...

IV.38) Surrounded

Recommended Weapons: Assault Rifle & Sniper Rifle

Available vehicles: Bike, Mech, Tank

This mission can be either very easy or extremely difficult. Use whatever
weapon you have that can do the most damage the fastest. (I like the Lysander
sniper rifle. It does good damage and can fire quickly) Take out the UFO's as
soon as you can. If you're able to take out the UFO's before your forces are
overwhelmed by the bugs, then it's relatively easy to mop up remaining enemies
and win the mission.

If you are unable to defeat the UFO's in a timely manner your forces are
quickly overrun and it's you versus an entire army. Good luck. The only tactic
available when the EDF is almost gone is to run like a sissy shooting as you
go. Make sure to keep the enemies on one side of you. Kill all the spiders
after you, then concetrate on sniping the UFO's, then move to any ants directly
on top of you. Another good tactic is to grab just one group of EDF members
before you run, leaving the rest as sacrifices. The few men with you should be
able to keep the ants off you if you can kill the spiders, leaving you free to
take out the UFO's.

IV.39) Legion

Recommended Weapons: Rocket Launcher & Sniper Rifle

Available vehicles: Bike, Mech, Tank, Chopper

Use pretty muh the same tactic as described in the "Dino-Mech" mission. Just
stay far, far away from the enemy and snipe them. You can use the chopper to
get on top of a faraway building for a better sniping point. (Fly above the
building then just jump out, falls won't hurt you.) Concentrate on taking out
one Dino-Mech at a time. Use your sniper as your primary damage-dealer, and
save your rockets to throw them off balance when they breath fire. If you can
keep your EDF members alive with this tactic (especially those with the laser
rifles) they will go down much more quickly.

IV.40) Return

Recommended Weapons: Assault Rifle & Rocket Launcher

Available vehicles: None

This mission is straightforward, but can be difficult on the higher levels. As
soon as the mission starts, turn around and start running until you find the
path to higher ground. Feel free to run backwards shooting at the enemy as you
go. There are 5 total groups that appear over the course of the level.Luckily,
the spawn on opposute sides of the river, so you'll only be fighting half of
the enemy at a time if you followed my advice to get to high ground. This makes
this mission far easier, and you shouldn't have many issues except on the
highest difficulty levels. (Though by this time, you should have insanely high
health and some very powerful weapons!)

IV.41) Occupation

Recommended Weapons: Assault Rifle & Rocket Launcher

Available vehicles: Chopper & Tank

You can kill two of the four UFO's from your starting point on the roof, take
them out. After this, jump to the ground (or to be really manly, blow up the
building you're standing on) and then head left along the street. Remember,
spiders are more dangerous than the gunships or ants, so take them out first to
save your health. After a moment you'll see a UFO at the end of the street.
Clear out a building or two along the way to get a better shot, and destroy it
quickly. Clear up the enemies around you and you should be able to see your
next target UFO across some buildings.

Make your way to that UFO and destroy it, then mop up the remaining enemies.
More than likely you'll be spending some time trying to hit a few gunships who
for some reason just randomly fly about extremely high up in the air, making
them very diffiult to hit. Feel free to nab all the items in the level before
finishing these rather pointless enemies off.

IV.42) King

Recommended Weapons: Sniper Rifle & Rocket Launcher

Available vehicles: None

Ahhh... as if the normal spiders weren't bad enough, now we have the really,
REALLY big Spiders. There are a total of three "Kings" in this level, each
leading his own distinct group of spiders. Each group (other than the first)
will only attack you once you attack them, so fight them one at a time.

You start off with just a few enemies behind you, and a large group (including
the Kings) in front. Move back and take care of the small group behind you
first, then turn back around and take care of the first King in front of you.
The key to victory on this stage is to simply stay far, far away from the
enemy. I like to take care of the smaller spiders first and then concentrate on
the King, he will go down fairly quickly with a high-powered sniper rifle.
However, do not underestimate the range of the King's webs.

Once you take care of the first group, gather any items dropped and then attack
the next group of your choosing. (Either the left or the right, they're
basically the same) Again, kill the smaller spiders then take out the King.
Repeat one more time on the last remaining group

IV.43) Spearhead

Recommended Weapons: Assault Rifle & Rocket Launcher

Available vehicles: 2 Mechs, Tank

There is a hole very near the starting point, just past the tank. Go ahead and
take care of that one, then turn left. Take care of the Hector just peeking
over the mountain and the hole he was standing near from where you are at.

After this, turn now to your right in the direction the spiders are coming
from. Just keep following the spiders as they come. You'll have to go across a
fairly big hill, then look down into the ravine and you'll see the hole.
Destroy it from above, then turn right following the road.

As you come around the bend, you'll see a Hector across the ravine. Take him
out as you're running, he shouldn't provide much of a challenge from this
distance. The only enemy left at this point are the black ants, so the last leg
of the mission is pretty easy. Head to the bridge and cross the ravine, moving
towards where you first saw the Hector. Pretty much straight up the hill from
the bridge you'll find the hole. Destroy it. Do some cleanup and the mission is
over.

IV.44) Extermination 1

Recommended Weapons: Assault Rifle & Missle

Available vehicles: None

Back into the nest area. Luckily, these three Extermination missions are the
last time you have to head underground to the enemy's lair.

This particular mission is very much like the first Descent mission. Just stay
as high as possible and kill everything below you. There's a lot of spiders
down there, so whatever you do don't fall and try to stay away from the sides.
I like using the multi-shot missle launchers. Just stand near the edge, fire
out, and let the missle do all the tracking work. Keep your AR ready in case
any of the enemies work their way up to you. Once you notice the enemies'
numbers starting to thin, just slowly work your way down the tunnel, killing
anything you see along the way. By the time you reach the bottom, nearly
everything should already be dead. Finish off whatever is left.

IV.45) Extermination 2

Recommended Weapons: Assault Rifle & Rocket Launcher

Now you basically go right back up. Follow the person who wacts as your guide
up the walkways. It's pretty difficult to get mixed up in this stage unless you
fall. Most of the enemies will be busy dealing with the large group of EDF
below, so just take out anything in your parth, as well as any spiders you see.
You will encounter a total of three holes on your way up the path. After the
third hole, you're at the top of the path, so just turn around, kill whatever
is left, and you've finished up this short, relatively easy mission.

Available vehicles: None

IV.46) Extermination 3

Recommended Weapons: Assault Rifle & Rocket Launcher

Available vehicles: None

The final nest-type mission of the game! Breathe a sigh of relief. Now, as soon
as the mission starts turn around and run into the smaller enemy group behind
you. At the Y in the tunnel, go right, and then bear left as you follow the
path up. This will bring you into a large room with a high ceiling. Head a bit
further into the room and then turn around, getting your rocket launcher ready.
If you keep an eye on your radar you should be able to tell where the enemy is
coming from, and take care of all the spiders without too much difficulty.
Since the EDF members all have flamethrowers, concentrate of the enemies at mid
and long range, and let them take are of anything right on top of you.

IV.47) Uprising

Recommended Weapons: Assault Rifle & Sniper Rifle

Available vehicles: Tank & Bike

MOve quickly forward next to the EDF members so they will join you instead of
rush off. Much lke the "King" mission, focus on one leader and his group of
enemies at a time. The first is the ant leader on the huge building that looks
like the space needle, directly in front of you. After this, pick and choose
your targets. Make sure to take your shots carefully, as you don't want to
cause multiple groups to attack at once. There are six total groups, three led
by giant spiders, three by giant ants.

Concentrate your fire mostly on the leaders, breaking off only to defeat any
spiders that get close. Your men should have no problems defeating any of the
ants that come your way. As long as you engage only one group at a time, you
should be able to take care of this mission pretty easily even on the higher
difficulties.

IV.48) Wrath


Recommended Weapons: Assault Rifle & Rocket Launcher

Available vehicles: Mech & Tank

The enemy comes at you in three waves. The first wave is visible as soon as you
start, with everything coming at you from the front. The second wave they come
at you in two directions, and the third from three diretions.

For the first wave stay near the center of the map along with your men.
Prioritize your targets: kill all the spiders first, then on to red ants, and
finally the black ones. You should be able to defeat the first wave without too
much problem and still have a few EDF members alive. For the second and third
waves, I reccomend rushing one group of enemies each time. This will make it
easier as you're only fighting one group at a time, instead of letting them
converge on you. In anything but easy the EDF will mostly be dead, so after you
defeat the group you rushed at turn and use long-range rocket attacks on the
other groups.

This mission can be very difficult, especially because of the lack of a true
strategy or cover. If you're having a hard time, I suggest going to an earlier
mission on Easy mode and stocking up on some more life, then returning to try
again.

IV.49) Elite

Recommended Weapons: Assault Rifle & Missle

Available vehicles: Chopper & Bike

Do not underestimate the red gunships. They are far more powerful than their
pathetic silver counterparts. However, there aren't a huge amount of them in
this mission, so if you keep your head you can win. Just unleash with the
missles and focus on one gunship at a time. Fire the missles until you run out
of ammo, then just keep dodging while you reload. I reccomend fighting them in
one of the many open, grassy areas in the town so you can dodge easily without
worrying about getting caught on a building or piece of fence.

IV.50) Unkown

Recommended Weapons: Sniper Rifle & Rocket Launcher

Available vehicles: Mech, Bike, Tank

This boss is very easy to bit. Simply use the sniper rifle on him to inflict
damage while he's messing around with the EDF. Whenever he eventually turns his
attentions to you, just get your rocket launcher ready. It's all about the
timing. If you hit him with a powerful rocket just as he begins to attack (not
when he's charging, as he actually begins to fire) the rocket will cause him to
reel back, sending his shots harmlessly into the air. All you have to do is
make sure you don't get stepped on, and this boss is a piece of cake.

IV.51) Convergence

Recommended Weapons: Assault Rifle & Rocket Launcher

Available vehicles: Tank

There's not much in the way of strategy in this mission, it's most just all-out
war. It's you versus an army in a ruined city landscape. About the only piece
of advice really applicable is make sure yuo prioritize targets. Kill the UFO's
as soon as possible, so you will only have a few bugs to deal with. Hectors
after that, remaining bugs, and then finally the worthless gunships. The
mission is relatively easy if you can take out the UFO's quickly, otherwise
it's pretty easy to get overwhelmed.

IV.52) Inferno

Recommended Weapons: Assault Rifle & Rocket Launcher

Available vehicles: Tank, 2 Mechs

Even thous this mission looks insanely difficult, it's really not that bad.
Start off by shooting at everything coming towards you. Do not fall back until
the enemy gets close, then switch to your AR and run backwards. Just keep
running straight backwards firing with the assault rifle, and nothing should
really prove a problem because of the terrible aim of the enemies. Once you
finish off everything that is chasing you, move forward and take care of all
the Hectors.

After you clear the first wave, a second wave appears. Quickly take out the
UFO's and then start running backwards again, using the same tactic as before.
This second wave is relatively easy though, as several EDF members with laser
rifles back you up from afar, and make pretty short work of the black ants
chasing you, leaving you free to kill the Queen Ant and the elite gunships.
That's it! One more mission to completing the game!

IV.53) Starship

Recommended Weapons: Assault Rifle & Rocket Launcher

Available vehicles: Chopper & Bike

Finally, you are able to destroy the Mothership and save Earth!

First thing, take out the two UFO's. Next, move on to any Hectors you can find.
You cannot hurt the mothership until it lowers its cannon, so ignore it for now
and clean up as many Hectors as possible. As soon as the cannon opens up and
starts to glow, shoot it! If you have a powerful enough weapon, you can destroy
it before it gets a short off.

Now clear up some gunships, you have a free moment before you can hurt the
Mothership again. Now it finally goes into true battle mode as 200 cannons
appear around the Mothership. Don't worry too much about them, there's no way
you're going to be able to destroy all 200 cannons. Instead, shoot at the big
glowing spot on the underside of the Mothership.

After you damage it enough, it once again changes. At this point there so many
weapons firing it is ridiculous. Just concentrate on the glowing weak point of
the Mothership. Keep hammering it, and eventually it will fall.
Congratulations, now just go back through and beat all the harder modes!