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    Achievement Guide by OmegaMustard

    Version: 1.1 | Updated: 09/26/11 | Printable Version | Search This Guide

    GAME: Gears of War 3
    By: Kenneth Stubbs (OmegaMustard)
    
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    Contents
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    I.  Achievement Overview
    II. The Achievements
    A. Marcus, It's Your Father
    B. Swimmin' in Glowie Gravy
    C. We Struck Gold, Son!
    D. My Turf! Cougars Territory!
    E. Putting it Scientifically…
    F. Okay, Now We Find Hoffman
    G. Oh Yeah, It's Pirate Time
    H. Thanks For Flying GasBag Airways
    I. Anvil Gate's Last Resort
    J. Was it Good For You?
    K. Lost Your Good Driver Discount
    L. Brothers to the End
    M. Think You Can Handle That?
    N. Baird's Favorite Kind of Toy
    O. Welcome To -redacted-
    P. Look at That, Instant Summer.
    Q. Ok. Faith. Yeah. Got It.
    R. You're Dead! Now Stay Dead!
    S. Ready for More
    T. Ain't My First Rodeo
    U. That's Just Crazy
    V. Collector
    W. Pack Rat
    X. Hoarder
    Y. Remember the Fallen
    Z. My Fellow Gears
    AA. We Few, We Happy Few...
    AB. Level 5
    AC. Level 10
    AD. Level 15
    AE. Level 25
    AF. Level 50
    AG. Judge, Jury and Executioner
    AH. Wreaking Locust Vengence
    AI. Enriched and Fortified
    AJ. It's All About the Loot!
    AK. All for One, One for All
    AL. First Among Equals
    AM. Award Winning Tactics
    AN. Seriously 3.0
    AO. Welcome to Versus
    AP. The Versus Sampler Platter
    AQ. Welcome to Horde Mode
    AR. Welcome to Beast Mode
    AS. Welcome to Arcade Mode
    AT. Welcome to the Big Leagues
    AU. Wait, What Time is it?
    AV. Lambency
    AW. Socialite
    
    Secret Achievement
    ------------------
    AX. Respect for the Dead
    
    III. Closing Statements/Contact
    
    
    
    I. The Achievements
    -------------------
    There are currently 50 achievements worth 1000 gamerscore.
    I decided to do something a little bit different with this guide.
    Since the majority of the achievements are completing the Campaign. I
    decided to add a full video walkthrough of the game. You can view the
    complete list here or you can look for the achievement level you are
    having trouble with and copy and paste into the address bar.  All other
    achievements have descriptions and a video where needed.  You can gain
    levels up offline in every gamemode including campaign.  So just about
    every achievement can be gained offline.
    
    All video credit goes to II39.
    
    Playlist - http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA86E2CCF74EB7DF5
    
    Act 1
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    Prolouge (Troubled Past) and Chapter 1 (Anchored) 
    part 1-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSDD7hXQXCQ
    
    Chapter 1 (Anchored) part 2 -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ey1-o9_4oq8
    
    Chapter 2 (Abandon Ship) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBZe_XK_JrY
    
    Chapter 3 (Homecoming) 
    part 1-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNLYIWlTnl4 
    part 2-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCDCUKEYxDU
    
    Chapter 4 (Helping Hand)-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDSuGkrm8oY
    
    Chapter 5 (MVP)-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ee5DbCCPqk
    
    Chapter 6 (Hanging by a Thread) 
    part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6_Iw8fvUg4 
    part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HG216mpeM9E
    
    Act2
    -----
    Chapter 1 (Ship Wreck) 
    part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x237abUdVUw 
    part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GT796tPY70k
    
    Chapter 2 (House of Sand) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INb2y8np2nQ
    
    Chapter 3 (Forced Entry) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kFUFW-PfbU
    
    Chapter 4 (Trench Run) 
    part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZfUXOI_YhE 
    part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMLCNWFknW4
    
    Chapter 5 (Hijack) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5_rgL0FvO8
    
    Chapter 6 (Airborne) and Chapter 7 (Touchdown) 
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xypG8b8eWk
    
    Act 3
    -----
    Chapter 1 (Unbreakable) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dz7ONhgQges
    
    Chapter 2 (Rescue) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEfsxynUatU
    
    Chapter 3 (Breakneck Run) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eb1IzzCAMb0
    
    Chapter 4 (Ghost Town) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rHtB0QepVU
    
    Chapter 5 (Brothers to the End) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVQsTZURZmA
    
    Act 4
    -----
    Chapter 1 (Ashes to Ashes) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwRueOrKD2c
    
    Chapter 2 (Crater) http://youtu.be/sUb5xkKE6m8
    
    Chapter 3 (Hang 'em High) http://youtu.be/ONM7omMgA6g
    
    Chapter 4 (Batten Down the Hatches)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1RODSMSpEQ&list=PLA86E2CCF74EB7DF5&index=29
    
    Chapter 5 (Bon Voyage) 
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSmw5V5QF4A&list=PLA86E2CCF74EB7DF5&index=30
    
    Chapter 5 (Bon Voyage) (Fuel)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbgcEO_mhEU&list=PLA86E2CCF74EB7DF5&index=31
    
    Chapter 5 (Bon Voyage) (Rotor)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3UtqGtiwg4&list=PLA86E2CCF74EB7DF5&index=32
    
    Act 5
    -----
    Chapter 1 (Home Away from Home)
    Part 1 
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNFNt2M3y4E&list=PLA86E2CCF74EB7DF5&index=33
    Part 2 
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuliqWpEFHs&list=PLA86E2CCF74EB7DF5&index=34
    
    Chapter 2 (Blackout)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61K1eOdS9mo&list=PLA86E2CCF74EB7DF5&index=35
    
    Chapter 3 (Shattered Paradise)
    Part 1 
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWJGUUYyylY&list=PLA86E2CCF74EB7DF5&index=36
    Part 2 
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4I9Tyaf3Xiw&list=PLA86E2CCF74EB7DF5&index=37
    
    Chapter 4 (Threshold)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGkogNJkz4U&list=PLA86E2CCF74EB7DF5&index=38
    
    Chapter 5 (Ascension)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=He60qMOSiNo&list=PLA86E2CCF74EB7DF5&index=39
    
    
    II. The Achievements
    --------------------
    A. Marcus, It's Your Father
      - Story Progression in Prologue (Standard or Arcade). 5G
      - This is the first achievement you will gain in Campaign. You
        get it right at the start as soon as you wake up from your
        flash back.
    
    
    B. Swimmin' in Glowie Gravy
      - Story Progression in Act 1 Chapter 2 (Standard or Arcade). 10G
      - 
    
    
    C. We Struck Gold, Son!
      - Story Progression in Act 1 Chapter 3 (Standard or Arcade).  10G
      - 
    
    
    D. My Turf! Cougars Territory!
      - Story Progression in Act 1 Chapter 5 (Standard or Arcade). 10G
      - 
    
    E. Putting it Scientifically…
      - Story Progression in Act 1 Chapter 6 (Standard or Arcade). 10G
      - 
    
    
    F. Okay, Now We Find Hoffman
      - Story Progression in Act 2 Chapter 1 (Standard or Arcade). 10G
      - 
    
    
    G. Oh Yeah, It's Pirate Time
      - Story Progression in Act 2 Chapter 5 (Standard or Arcade). 10G
      - 
    
    
    H. Thanks For Flying GasBag Airways
      - Story Progression in Act 2 Chapter 7 (Standard or Arcade). 10G
      - 
    
    
    I. Anvil Gate's Last Resort
      - Story Progression in Act 3 Chapter 1 (Standard or Arcade). 10G
      - 
    
    
    J. Was it Good For You?
      - Story Progression in Act 3 Chapter 2 (Standard or Arcade). 10G
      - 
    
    
    K. Lost Your Good Driver Discount
      - Story Progression in Act 3 Chapter 3 (Standard or Arcade). 10G
      - 
    
    
    L. Brothers to the End
      - Story Progression in Act 3 Chapter 5 (Standard or Arcade). 10G
      - h
    
    
    M. Think You Can Handle That?
      - Story Progression in Act 4 Chapter 3 (Standard or Arcade). 10G
      - 
    
    N. Baird's Favorite Kind of Toy
      - Story Progression in Act 4 Chapter 5 (Standard or Arcade). 10G
      - 
    
    
    O. Welcome To -redacted-
      - Story Progression in Act 4 Chapter 6 (Standard or Arcade). 10G
      - 
    
    
    P. Look at That, Instant Summer.
      - Story Progression in Act 5 Chapter 2 (Standard or Arcade). 10G
      - 
    
    
    Q. Ok. Faith. Yeah. Got It.
      - Story Progression in Act 5 Chapter 5 (Standard or Arcade). 10G
      - 
    
    
    R. You're Dead! Now Stay Dead!
      - Story Progression in Act 5 Chapter 6 (Standard or Arcade). 10G
      - 
    
    
    S. Ready for More
      - Complete all campaign Acts on Casual or Normal Difficulty 
        (Standard or Arcade).  50G
      - You must complete all Acts on either difficulty.  These are
        stackable, meaning if you beat the game on Normal. You
        also unlock the Casual Achievements.
    
    
    T. Ain't My First Rodeo
      - Complete all campaign Acts on Hardcore Difficulty 
        (Standard or Arcade).  50G
      - This is available at the start and for beating it on this
        difficulty you will also get the Casual and Normal Achievements.
    
    
    U. That's Just Crazy
      - Complete all campaign Acts on Insane Difficulty 
        (Standard or Arcade).  50G
      - You unlock Insane by finishing the game once. So you can
        beat the game on Casual, then play it on Insane and get the
        Achievements for Normal and Hardcore as well.  Easy way to do
        this is to play with friends online and make sure they are
        playing on an easy difficulty while you pick Insane.  Now stay
        in the back as much as possible.
    
    
    V. Collector
      - Recover 5 Campaign Collectibles 
        (any difficulty, Standard or Arcade).  5G
      - See Hoarder
    
    
    W. Pack Rat
      - Recover 20 Campaign Collectibles 
        (any difficulty, Standard or Arcade). 10G
      - See Hoarder
    
    
    X. Hoarder
      - Recover all 42 Campaign Collectibles 
        (any difficulty, Standard or Arcade).  15G
      -  Act I - 14 Collectables
         Act II - 6 Collectables
         Act III - 7 Collectables
         Act IV - 6 Collectables
         Act V - 9 Collectables
         Total - 42 Collectables
    
    http://www.gamefaqs.com/xbox360/991468-gears-of-war-3/faqs/62998
    
    
    Y. Remember the Fallen
      - Recover all 15 COG Tags during the Campaign 
        (any difficulty, Standard or Arcade).  15G
      - Act I - 5 Cog Tags
        Act II - 3 Cog Tags
        Act III - 2 Cog Tags
        Act IV - 2 Cog Tags
        Act V - 3 Cog Tags
        Total - 15 Cog Tags
    
    http://www.gamefaqs.com/xbox360/991468-gears-of-war-3/faqs/62998
    
    
    Z. My Fellow Gears
      - Complete all Campaign Acts in Co-op 
        (any difficulty, Standard or Arcade).  50G
      - You must complete every Act with at least 1 other person
        in your game.
        
    
    AA. We Few, We Happy Few...
      - Complete all Campaign Acts in 4 player Co-op 
        (any difficulty, Standard or Arcade).  50G
      - You must complete every Act with 3 other people
        in your game.
    
    
    AB. Level 5
      - Reach level 5.  5G
      - You level up for every mode of play in the game.
    
    
    AC. Level 10
      - Reach level 10.  10G
      - You level up for every mode of play in the game.
    
    
    AD. Level 15
      - Reach level 15.  15G
      - You level up for every mode of play in the game.
    
    
    AE. Level 25
      - Reach level 25.  25G
      - You level up for every mode of play in the game.
    
    
    AF. Level 50
      - Reach level 50.  50G
      - You level up for every mode of play in the game.
    
    
    AG. Judge, Jury and Executioner
      - Get a kill with every possible execution finishing move (any mode). 10G
      - You must perform a weapon execution with the following in any mode.
         Lancer Rifle, Hammerburst, Retro Lancer, Gnasher, Sawed-off,
         Gorgon Pistol, Boltek Pistol, Boomshot, Differ, Hammer of Dawn,
         Mulcher, Mortar, OneShot, Scorcher, Torque Bow, Longshot, Cleaver
    
    
    AH. Wreaking Locust Vengence
      - Get a kill with every Locust monster in Beast mode (any difficulty). 10G
      - There are quite a few different Locust monsters. If you need to see who
        you can check Stats and Awards on the main menu and click Beast under
        Summary.  The locust include
        Wild Ticker, Ticker, Wretch, Savage Drone, Butcher, Kantus, Bloodmount,
        Mauler, Giant Serapede, Savager Corpser, Savage Grenadier, Boomer,
        Berserker, Armored Kantus and Savage Boomer
    
    
    AI. Enriched and Fortified
      - Complete all 50 waves of Horde mode (any difficulty, any map).  10G
      - If you die on a round, you are able to retry from that round.  
        This can be done solo but is a lot easier online in co op.
    
    
    AJ. It's All About the Loot!
      - Earn the Bronze "Loot Courtesan" medal.  25G
      - You must complete 10 challenges in Horde to get this.
    
    
    AK. All for One, One for All
      - Earn the Bronze "Force Multiplier" medal.  10G
      - Maintain max multiplier in 10 chapters of Arcade.
        It can be the same level over and over.
        Act II Chapter VII seems to be the easiest to do this on.
    
    
    AL. First Among Equals
      - Earn the Silver "Number 1" medal.  25G
      - Score the highest in Arcade 60 times for silver.  
        This can not be done alone, but can be done with two controllers. 
        Act II Chapter VII seems to be the easiest to do this on.
    
    
    AM. Award Winning Tactics
      - Earn at least one Onyx medal.  25G
      - Onyx is level 4 of a medal. It goes, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Onyx.
        Probably the easiest Onyx medal to unlock is completing the Campaign
        on Insane.  Just find some friends to play with and let them put their
        difficulty on Casual or such and then put your difficulty on Insane.
        Try to stay back as much as possible.
    
    
    AN. Seriously 3.0
      - Reach level 100 and earn every Onyx medal. 100G
      - This means you have to reach not only max level but also max everything
         else in the game out.  All medals have to be fully complete.  
         There are a total of 65 medals in the game to Onyx.  Not sure yet if
         the first 5 medals need to be obtained.  Beta Tester, etc.
    
    
    AO. Welcome to Versus
      - Kill 10 enemies in Team Deathmatch (Standard or Casual). 10G
      - This can be done local or online, simply just get 10 kills.
    
    
    AP. The Versus Sampler Platter
      - Complete one match of all six Versus game modes 
        (Standard or Casual). 10G
      - You simply just have to complete a match is all the gametypes.
        Team Deathmatch, Warzone, Execution, Capture The Leader, 
        King of the Hill, Wingman
    
    
    AQ. Welcome to Horde Mode
      - Survive the first 10 waves of Horde mode (any difficulty, any map). 10G
      - Hoard is like a survival mode.  Just have to kill all locusts for the
        first 10 rounds.  The Locust get harder as each round passes.  If you
        fail, you may retry from the same round.
    
    
    AR. Welcome to Beast Mode
      - Survive all 12 waves of Beast mode (any difficulty, any map). 10G
      - There are a total of 12 rounds to complete. Beast Mode is the same as
        hoard but you play it from the locust side.  You must complete all
        12 rounds.  If you die on a round, you may repeat it. 
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9cuJI6hSQk&feature=player_embedded#!
    
    
    AS. Welcome to Arcade Mode
      - Complete 5 Arcade Campaign chapters in co-op (any difficulty). 10G
      - Arcade is the same as Campaign except this time it is about who can
        get the most points for kills and objectives.  You do not have to win, 
        just complete 5 games with at least 1 other person.
    
    
    AT. Welcome to the Big Leagues
      - Demonstrate your skill in Casual Versus multiplayer.  0G
      - Simply play a casual Versus match.
    
    
    AU. Wait, What Time is it?
      - Earn the maximum Consecutive Match Bonus in Versus multiplayer 
        (Standard or Casual).  10G
      - All you need to do is keep playing until you get a 1000 consecutive
        bonus.  You can win or lose, you just have to keep playing straight.
    
    
    AV. Lambency
      - Execute an Epic employee, or someone who already has Lambency, 
        in Versus multiplayer (any mode).  50G
      - This is a viral achievement.  You must perform an execution on either
        an employee of Epic or someone that already has in multiplayer.
    
    
    AW. Socialite
      - Earn the Onyx "War Supporter" medal.  70G
      - This requires you to play in Gears of War 3 events. You will have to 
        keep checking the Event Calender on the main menu to know when 
        upcoming events are happening.  You will have to play in 30 events
        total.
    
    
    Secret Achievement
    ------------------
    AX. Respect for the Dead
      - Your respect for the dead earned you access to Griffin's special 
        weapons stash. 5G
      - On the level Ashes to Ashes. You will be in the city of Char where
        the Hammer of Dawn struck and everything is completely burnt up and
        the people have been turned to ash and are frozen in time.  Complete
        the level without bumping or hitting any of the people.
        "Lets try and pay some respect"
        The achievement unlocks at the end of the Chapter.
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwRueOrKD2c
    
    
    
    
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