+----------------------------------------------------------------------------+ | | | MEDAL OF HONOR: VANGUARD | | | | FAQ/Walkthrough for PlayStation 2 - Written by Patt3rson | | | | Final version, since May 5 2007 – Copyright Patt3rson | | | | patt3rson(at)gmail(dot)com – www.gamechoice.nl | | | +----------------------------------------------------------+-----------------+ | ENGLISH VERSION | =================== +-----------------+ = C O N T E N T S = =================== ____________________ \ 1 / INTRODUCTION / ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ 1A – Copyright Notice 1B – Additions 1C – Preparations ____________ \ 2 / GAME / ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ 2A – Story 2B – Characters 2C - Controls ___________________ \ 3 / WALKTHROUGH / ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ 3A - Off-Target 3B - Der Bunker 3C - Behind Enemy Lines 3D - Scavengers 3E - Requiem 3F - A Shallow Grave 3G – Haunted 3H – Predators 3I - Endgame 3J - The Crucible __________________ \ 4 / CONCLUSION / ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ 4A – Final Word 4B - Credits =============================== = 1 = I N T R O D U C T I O N = =============================== ___ /_1_\___________________ \ A / COPYRIGHT NOTICE / ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ Writing FAQ’s and walkthroughs takes a lot of time and effort, so writers do a lot of work. 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[CONTACT ADDRESS] patt3rson(at)gmail(dot)com [ALLOWED LOCATIONS OF THIS DOCUMENT] http://www.gamechoice.nl http://www.gamefaqs.com http://www.neoseeker.com http://www.supercheats.com ___ /_1_\____________ \ B / ADDITIONS / ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ I translated this document from my Dutch walkthrough after that one was complete. Everything you see is new and the FAQ will not be updated anymore unless the Dutch FAQ is also updated. ___ /_1_\_______________ \ C / PREPARATIONS / ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ This document is a translation of my other Dutch walkthrough. While translating I did not play the game anymore, so it is possible that some translations (Especially names for items, locations, etcetera!) are not entirely correct. Read the tips below before you start the game and use this walkthrough. These remarks contain valuable information about using this FAQ or the game. In every campaign, consisting of multiple levels, you can earn medals. You earn them per level, but they are only awarded and shown to you at the end of a campaign. When you look at your service record you can see which medals you’ve earned for the part of the game that you completed. Here is also shown how you can earn those medals, so you know how to get the ones that are still missing. If there are multiple medals of the same type it means you can earn those in each level, so you can also see for which level in the series for the campaign you didn’t collect yet. =============== = 2 = G A M E = =============== ___ /_2_\________ \ A / STORY / ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ Medal Of Honor: Vanguard takes you along on some of the adventures of the 82nd airborne division of the American army, the All Americans. This division is known as a legendary group of soldiers that were of great importance during the Second World War. They still exist and have been deployed to Vietnam and Iraq afterwards, among other places. ___ /_2_\_____________ \ B / CHARACTERS / ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ [KEEGAN] The main character and the person you play as. You’ll eventually be promoted to sergeant of your team. [MAGNUSON] Sergeant Magnuson was your team’s leader, but after a while he gets shot by a sniper and you’re the one that takes his place. [MCCOLLUM] A soldier with quite a nice rank, but with little importance in the game. He’s waiting for you at the end of one of the missions. [CHALMERS] An honorable mentioning for soldier Chalmers, who dies first while you’re trying your best to take out a dangerous tank. [SLAUSON] At the end of the game, two soldiers are talking about how nice it is to see the American reinforcements coming in, Slauson is one of them. ___ /_2_\___________ \ C / CONTROLS / ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ Below are all the buttons for the PlayStation 2 controller. It’s possible that not all buttons have a function by default in the game! These are the default settings, it’s a possibility that they can be adjusted to your own liking! Check the manual or the menus to find out how. ARROWS: Up - Zoom in Down - Zoom out Left - NOT USED Right - NOT USED SYMBOLS: Triangle - Jump/stand Cross - Interact/reload Square - Crouch/prone Circle - Switch weapons SHOULDER: L1 - Iron sight L2 - Spring R1 - Use weapon R2 - Select grenade STICKS: L3 - Sprint Left Analog - Move character R3 - Melee attack Right Analog - Move crosshair FUNCTION: Start - Pause menu Select - NOT USED ============================= = 3 = W A L K T H R O U G H = ============================= ___ /_1_\_____________ \ A / OFF-TARGET / ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ After a pretty rough flight you’ll be hanging on a parachute in the air. You can steer and use X to move more diagonally instead of just down in a straight line. Check out the rocks to the left below you, you can see a smoke signal there where you have to try and land. Take out a probable enemy and pick up a Weapon Upgrade from between the stacks of crates. Move along the rocks to the building in the north. You need to climb the stairs and you can already shoot some enemies through the window halfway up, but make sure you won’t take a lot of damage. At the top of the stairs is a door leading inside, look inside carefully and shoot whoever you see. Go down the stairs and clear the building from enemies to complete the first goal. Then you’re told to regroup with Sgt. Magnuson, he’s standing inside the other room north of where you’re standing now. When you get to him you’ll be told to enter the town, to do this you can go through the door on the left and up the hill while taking down two guys on their own balconies a little to the left. In the northern direction is a gate guarded by an MG42, first take out the two opponents in the arch itself and then the one behind the MG42 when he’s reloading. When the opponents here are down you’ll have accomplished another objective and a door to the right will open. Take out the two men on this floor and head up the stairs in the back left, at the top is another guy you have to shoot or smash down. Past the next door is a shooter behind an MG42, take care of him and return outside the way you also got here. Wait for the door opposite the one you come out of to be kicked in and then head inside. Just walk up the stairs, into the next room and then back outside to end up at the other side of the barricades. You’ll have to fight your way up here, but enemies will keep showing up. So take out the most dangerous enemies that are closest to you, then use the opportunity to advance upwards. Climb the stairs and move upwards a little bit more. You will complete the objective to get up the stairs and when the enemies are taken care of you’ll get the objective to enter a building. The entrance of this building is a head and to the right. Go inside, shoot down the opponents and head up the stairs. Once up there you have to defend the building, so get to one of the vacant windows and shoot at the many enemies beneath you on the square. If you keep this up long enough you’ll complete the final objective and the mission along with it. ___ /_1_\_____________ \ B / DER BUNKER / ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ Stay inside for just a little while, it’s a bit too dangerous outside to be playing a hero. Shoot through the windows, especially at the opponents on the balcony at the house on the left and the ones behind the crates on the ground to the right. When they are take out you can descend and head up the stairs to the balcony where the enemies were. Enter the building and stay on this floor, ahead is another enemy in front of the door you can use to go outside again. Take him out and carefully look outside to the left, on the balcony you shoot another enemy and another one around the corner on the left of the street. Take cover at the location where you reach a checkpoint, because new enemies will appear. Take them out and head right into the alley, there are two more you need to kill before you can go into the building on the left and pick up a Weapon Upgrade from the counter. At least shoot the enemies behind the machineguns through the door in this room and also look a little to the right and up to see a couple of men, about four, behind the windows and kill them. With those enemies out of the way you can step outside a little and look for any remaining opponents, when they are defeated you’ll have accomplished the objective to clear the square. Follow your team and especially the leader, he will kick in a door so that you can continue. Head inside with your teammates, go up, through the entire building and eventually outside again. Descend using the ramps and take cover where your team does that as well. Fight your way along the coast and hide behind the crates, ahead you need to go up along some ramps again. Watch the windows above you carefully while you do this and shoot whoever appears in it. Up there, head into the northern building and make your way to the top floor. There’s a door leading outside there, where there are a lot of enemies between the crates. Shoot them down one by one and advance away from the building while taking cover along the left wall. There are two openings in it, use them to look towards the bunkers and shoot whoever you see, especially the enemies behind the MG42 machine guns. Eventually you’ll have to advance, do that through the left opening and hide behind the most left crates at the top of the hill. From here, take your time to shoot everyone you see, on top of the bunkers and inside the trench. When you continue, be sure to take out the two enemies operating the MG42 inside the bunker you’re walking past. Remove all red dots from your radar around the trench and you’ll complete an objective. Walk towards the bunker entrance in the southwest and hold X at the red object to place the explosive. Take some distance and when the door explodes you can shoot three enemies that will appear around it. When those enemies are defeated and you walk inside, enemies will pop up from all directions. So retreat a little towards the opening of the door and take out whoever you can hit from there. Move a little further every now and then and use your radar to see where the enemies are and take them out. Also check out both rooms to the side if you see red dots over there. As soon as they’re all gone your objective is completed, but now you have to take out the middle gun by placing an explosive on it. Then run outside and listen to your team leader. ___ /_1_\_____________________ \ C / BEHIND ENEMY LINES / ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ After a rough landing you’ll be right in between the enemy. Take cover next to the downed little airplane and use your radar to see where the enemies are and take them out accordingly. Work your way up the hill while taking cover behind walls and other obstacles. Make use of L1 to zoom in and take out enemies more accurately. Move towards the indicated location at the top of the hill to complete your objective, there are two Germans here you need to take out before you go through the door in the house to the left. Ahead is a closed door, place an explosive and take some distance before it explodes. Shoot down the man outside and hide behind the building diagonally to the right so that you can fire to the north from cover. Take out the enemies behind the truck and then hide behind it yourself, look a little to the left and you can see an MG42 in the middle window of the building ahead. Make a circling move to the left towards it and take out the guy behind it from up close, also the other two that will take his place. Clear the house and take out any remaining enemies still outside and walk inside the house to the indicated location to complete your goal. Enter the next house in the northwest and up the stairs to the next floor. Take out an enemy, walk to the other side and descend using the busted stairs. Shoot whoever you can see outside and make a half circle to the right and outside, a window will open and there’s another enemy behind a wall below it. When the coast is clear you can move through the open fence and climb over the truck. Place an explosive on the gate and head through it after it has been blown open. Take cover behind the obstacles and work your way to the left, shoot all the enemies and watch out for the ones appearing in the buildings up higher. When you move past the building on the left, more enemies will come from that direction, mow them down and also take out the enemies in the window on the higher floor. Enter this building, head up the stairs, across this floor and down on the other side again. Look out for the MG42 in the church window, you can move along the left and approach it so you can take out all the enemies inside from close range. As soon as that’s done, head more to the right and enter the church through the gate. More enemies will appear, when they’re gone you can move up the stairs near the entrance, at the other side of the barricade, to reach Sgt. Magnuson. The church is immediately stormed by an entire army of Germans, so take place behind an empty MG42 and give them hell. Point your attention towards the enemies on your side, these are the most dangerous for yourself. Take some distance if you take enough damage and continue mowing down Germans after that, as soon as you complete the objective you can finish off the remaining enemies before you leave the MG42. Sgt. Magnuson is hanging above some rubble on his parachute, stand on top of it and look up, you can then press X to cut down the sergeant. Follow him and move through the door he opens, then descend the stairs and when you open the door automatically you’ll be knocked out by a German on the other side of it. ___ /_1_\_____________ \ D / SCAVENGERS / ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ Take cover behind the wall to be able to take out the enemies in front and around the house safely. If you manage to do this, walk past the house and follow the rest of your team, ahead is a bridge where you’ll run in to some friendly troops. Cross the bridge, past the person placing an explosive and to the person waving at you. The bridge will be automatically blown up. A teammate will kick in a door next to the well, follow him through some buildings to end up in a field. Take care of the opposition and head up the hill to the left to another downed airplane, behind it is the first part of the bazooka you need to pick up. More opponents will show up from the west, take cover and finish them off before you head that way yourself. Cross the entire field, take out some more enemies and help a teammate down who’s stuck in a tree with his parachute. Ahead a tree is blocking your path, crawl underneath it and take out two more enemies behind another tree to the left. Move to the downed plane indicated on your radar and get rid of all the enemies in this area before you pick up the second and also the last part of the bazooka. Put it away and take out the enemies between you and the next indicated location. Eventually an armored car will show up near the bridge, take cover and destroy it with a well aimed shot of your bazooka. With this car out of the way you’re able to advance, maybe with some more enemies on your route. At the bridge is a blockade, behind it two enemies will appear. Take them out and wait for a teammate to blow up the barricade, then walk underneath the bridge to finish the mission after it gets blown up. ___ /_1_\__________ \ E / REQUIEM / ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ To the left is a building full of Germans. Take cover behind the wall and concentrate on taking out the man behind the MG42 and all the other enemies that replace him afterwards. When that is taken care of, take out the rest and especially pay attention to the windows in the roof and the door. As soon as the coast is clear you can go in here and out on the other side again. The stables to the left will open up, take out two men inside there and then head inside yourself. Head through another open door into a barn, there’s another ally on a parachute in here so help him down. Leave the building through the door next to him and shoot the enemies on the right at the log and the little bridge. When they are defeated, head over to the bridge and crawl to the other side of it after going prone. Follow the route to another, larger bridge which is still being occupied by Germans. Zoom in with L1 to take out the men behind the MG42 machine guns with more accuracy, then you can grab an MG42 yourself on your level and mow down everyone that comes to storm the bridge. When new opponents appear behind the MG42 machine guns in the tower, first take them out before you continue firing. If all goes well you can also stand on the side of the bridge and shoot down the enemies that will come up to the bridge in advance. After a while you’ll be notified of a completed objective, after which you have to take down the barricade. To the right of the MG42 a crate has landed with a bazooka inside it, pick it up and blow up the barricade in the middle of the bridge with it. Run across the bridge with your team and when you’re almost on the other side you can take your time to bring down the remaining enemies. Move towards the north and a new location will appear on your radar. Follow the route to the barn with the two red doors and head inside through the open door. When you exit on the other side you’ll end up in a yard, multiple enemies are there who will all be replaced with even more enemies. Take cover and take them out one by one systematically. Approach the entrance of the castle bit by bit and shoot whoever you can see inside from the opening of the door before you head inside yourself. Run straight to get to the front door, it will get blown up by a tank. Quickly grab your bazooka and use it to fire at the tank, you can find more ammunition left of the hole in the wall. After taking out the tank you have to take care of the remaining enemies, as soon as you get a new objective you have to head back inside and go up a floor. After the first stairs, head left into the room, where a second tank will blow up the wall. Here you can also find enough ammunition for your bazooka to be able to finish off the tank and the other enemies around it. When that is taken care of, leave the room and cross over to the other side of the building. Two more tanks will appear here, one on the north side and one in the east. There are more rockets around for you to pick up, use them to destroy the two tanks. When hat is done, the Germans will retreat and the mission is accomplished. ___ /_1_\__________________ \ F / A SHALLOW GRAVE / ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ You’ll be dropped out of another airplane and you can see a windmill tower with green smoke coming out of it, among other things. Try to land inside it by moving around and pulling the parachute a little. If you manage to land here you can pick up the Weapon Upgrade, which will give your rifle a scope with zoom capabilities. Descend down through the mill to get outside again, then take out the opponents at the windows and the door. Carefully move inside the building and take out some remaining enemies downstairs and on the next floor. When the house is cleared, a colleague will kick in the back door for you, head outside there and storm the hill. Look for cover and take out the MG42 machine guns in the roof window and in the mill ahead and to the right. When those are taken care of you can shoot the other enemies, after which your team will open up the barn doors. Head inside and you can see a trench to your right, more Germans are inside it. Shoot them and head through the trench towards the mill. Work your way up, with multiple enemies on your route. At the top is a canon you have to take out, so place an explosive and head back down again. New enemies are inside the trench now, take them out to get back into the barn. Blow open the doors on the other side of it and advance through the stables while multiple batches of enemies appear. In the big part of the barn you have to move around the room clockwise, towards the stairs in the northwestern corner. Go up here and a new batch of soldier will appear on this floor. Work your way counter-clockwise towards the other side and head into the room to the side, shoot a couple of soldiers from the opening of the door and then blow open the other door at the other side of the room. Collect the important documents spread out over the table ahead and return to the big room. An American who speaks German will lure the enemies inside, so take your position to be able to shoot all the enemies that come inside through the open front door. When they are all taken care of and your team heads outside, descend and follow them to regroup at the other soldiers. ___ /_1_\__________ \ G / HAUNTED / ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ Run across the street and head through the opening in the wall ahead to the left. Take cover behind the tractor located ahead and try to shoot down the men behind the MG42 machine guns. When things calm down a bit, make a circling movement along the left. Shoot whoever you can see and clear the entire area to complete the objective and then enter the house from this side. A counter attack will follow from the Germans, so get behind an MG42 and mow down as many as you can. When they get to close you’ll be forced to leave the MG42 and bring yourself to safety, so that you can take out the enemies from cover one by one. End the counter attack by removing all the red doors from your radar and you’ll complete that objective. More Germans will come from the other side and spread out through the house. So take cover inside and work your way along the enemies to the new indicated location on your radar. They’re located next to doors or holes in the wall, so be careful when you move further through the house. After completing this goal you can go up the ladder inside the room you complete it in. Run through the opening and out of the building and crouch down behind the wall. Move along it to the left and shoot the men behind the MG42 and on the roof through the opening. A second person will take place behind the MG42, take him out as well and then move past it to the right. There’s a door there you need to blow up, so do that and take out the guy behind the MG42 in the little window to be able to also blow up the door next to him. Take out another enemy in a shooting window, walk past it and go to the left. Get rid of all the enemies in this firing chamber and pick up all the items here, including a Weapon Upgrade. Then head up the other stairs to get to the roof of the bunker, where three more enemies need to be taken out before you can place an explosive on the canon. As soon as it blows up, look in the direction of the bridge and help the MG42 gunner with taking out the opponents on that bridge. When things are a little more quiet, descend the way you came up here and head left at the bottom of the stairs. There’s a door you need to blow up, after which you can actually go onto the bridge. Carefully move across it bit by bit and take out the opponents before you travel too far. At the end is another MG42, evade it by climbing over the wall along the bridge using some debris on the left. Then continue towards the little booth, where there’s also an enemy inside. Take him out and shoot the guy behind the MG42 through the window. Also get rid of other enemies around this square and the bunker. As soon as you do, climb the roof to the second canon, then blow it up to wrap up this mission. ___ /_1_\____________ \ H / PREDATORS / ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ You’ll end up in a heavy gunfight right away, where the square you’re on is fired upon from many sides. Look on your radar to see where most of the enemies are and then take cover to avoid their fire. Quickly take out the all ready present enemies, because new ones will show up, also on other sides. Switch cover when that’s the case and make sure the MG42 machine guns aren’t used. When the entire attack wave is defeated you have to regroup at the other soldiers, after which they will move on and new enemies appear. A small gate will open, go through it and shoot they guy behind the MG42 when he’s reloading, then rest inside and around the building before you pass through it. Head out the other side, take out someone and head left and inside right away. After the Tiger tank shows up, which will be destroyed right away, a door will open so that you can go outside. Walk past your own troops and continue towards the indicated location. When you look around the corner to the right towards the north you can see a lot of enemies on the street and inside the buildings around the brick factory. Look for cover and take them out one by one, when they’re all defeated a teammate will blow open the door next to the stacks of bricks. Head inside, take care of some enemies and eventually move up. There are a couple of opponents behind the windows across the street, take them out before you try to take down the two walls with explosives like you’re asked to. After blowing up the second wall more enemies will appear in the building past it, shoot them and descend to the left to move along that building. Head around the corner to the right, but watch out for a man in the window above and a couple of them on the street. If you go around the corner to the left there are some enemies behind the sandbags, shoot them and move past them towards the canon. Two more enemies are hiding behind crates there, get rid of them and then blow up the canon. A teammate will make short work of the barricade so that you can continue. As soon as you do you will discover the tank right in front of you. Quickly run straight and head into the building to the right and ahead following some teammates and head up the stairs right away to find a bazooka. There’s not a lot of ammunition for it, this is spread out over the entire area, so make all the shots count. Shoot a rocket into the tank and jump off of the building to the north side. Walk into the next one and go right immediately to go up the stairs. Pick up another rocket up here, this is also destined to be fired at the tank. Again, jump from the building on the north side towards your team and walk along with them through the next building. On the other side you have to go out again, to walk around the area counter- clockwise. Switch to your normal weapon for a while to help your team taking out enemies, eventually head through the small gate and up some rubble to the higher floor of another building. There’s more ammunition for your bazooka in the room next to the street, use it to take out the tank directly. You’ll be told to regroup, so head back to the indicated location to find a fallen soldier there but also the end of the mission. ___ /_1_\__________ \ I / ENDGAME / ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ You’ll be thrown out of another airplane again and you can determine where to land with your parachute. Do that at the green smoke below you to the left and then look behind you for a Weapon Upgrade, which enables your rifle to zoom in more. Use this to take out the MG42 gunners in the tower in the northeast from cover, also the replacements when they show up. Move towards the tower where the gunners were in and you can advance to the left. Stay close to your team though, they will only advance when the coast is relatively clear. So take cover and use your radar to see where the direct opponents are. Take care of them and find new cover after walking along with your team. Whatever you do, don’t get too close to the tank, there are mines around it that will kill you for sure. Eventually you’ll beat enough enemies to reach the tank wall, which completes that objective. Continue a bit and take cover behind the rock to your left, take out all the enemies behind and around the MG42. Go straight until you get to the next MG42 in a wooden building, take out the gunner and descend into the trench with your team. To the right is the first canon you have to blow up, so place and explosive there and head the other way. In the ruins ahead is the second MG42 nest you need to clear, after which you complete that goal and a armored car will show up and gets taken out by an allied plane, which crashes right after that. A lot of enemies will appear on the west side, look for cover there and shoot whoever you see. New enemies will keep appearing, but after a while they will move to the north. So fire in that direction when that happens and just keep killing Germans from cover. Eventually your enemies will start to run right through the ruins to get to the east, shoot whoever aims at you and then follow the rest to also take them down and complete an objective. Follow your team to the west, when the entrance to the trench is mentioned the location of this will also appear on your radar. Enter it, follow the route and take out multiple enemies on your route towards the bunker. Make sure you stay out of sight of the MG42 inside the bunker and first take out the enemies that come outside, then try to take on the MG42 gunner and his replacements. First check the area to the right of the bunker, get rid of all the enemies and place an explosive on the canon. Then you can do the same to the door in the bunker so you can get inside. Follow the obvious route through the bunker, but watch out for new batches of enemies appearing in the back parts. You’ll come to another door you have to blow up, so do that and shoot an enemy on the higher edge of the trench right away. Around the corner to the left is another canon with multiple enemies around it, take them out and place an explosive on the canon. When you try to continue, a Tiger tank will show up, but it will get stuck in the trench. As soon as the tank has fired, run up to it and stand underneath it, ignore the Germans in the alcove on the left in front of the tank, and place an explosive on the bottom of the tank quickly. Then continue running ahead and take cover next to the base on the left side of the small bridge. Your team will join you again, use cover to first take out the two guys on the bridge above you and then work your way up to the bunker after clearing the MG42 in the window. When you walk along the bunker to the left a door will open, take out two guys and look inside through this door. First kill the gunner in the window, before placing an explosive on the door and continue through the bunker. There are multiple enemies inside, clear the entire bunker and a colleague will kick in a door at the end so that you can go outside again. Stay in the opening of the door and mow down the Germans who probably haven’t even noticed you yet. Work your way ahead and clear the area to the left, blow up the canon by placing an explosive on it. Continue to the east, ahead is another branch to the left where there are mortar teams on both sides. Shoot them and follow the main route again, to the right is another incline with more soldiers and further to the left is some kind of shelter. When everyone is taken out, blow up the crates blocking your way and then keep on walking until you finish the mission. ___ /_1_\_______________ \ J / THE CRUCIBLE / ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ Follow your teammates straight ahead and walk into the factory. Enemies will appear on the walkways above you, shoot them down and also take care of the sniper in the tower ahead and to the left outside. Crawl underneath the obstacle, walk into the next room and climb the stairs to a higher floor. Kill the enemy in the first room and walk through it. To the right is a room with weaponry where you can find useful stuff, get it and walk into the next big room where you were on the bottom floor a moment ago. Make your way through it clockwise and take out the enemies that show up along the way, most of them will come out of the door at the end. Outside is a Tiger tank, so switch to the bazooka placed in the corner next to the door and use it to take out the tank. Extra ammunition is outside on the balcony, where you also need to blow open the door after the tank is destroyed. Head inside the factory and hide behind the plate, look around it to see and take out about four enemies next to each other behind the sandbags and pillars. Move through this room counter- clockwise and go up the stairs on the left you get to pretty quickly, in the building up there are two Germans you need to take out before you can use the MG42 to mow down more enemies in the distance. When the coast is clear you can go back down again, moving counter-clockwise through the room again and down a little ahead. About three enemies are hiding here on the bottom floor, shoot them and go back up again in the southwestern corner and then move north again. Make your way through the crates and enemies and especially watch the crew behind the MG42 against the back wall. Work your way over there, but if you haven’t destroyed the tank yet you can go into a room on the left for another rocket, before heading right and across the walkway to continue. When you reach the MG42 at the end you can go outside through a hole in the northwest corner of the building. Hide behind the wall to the left and shoot at the opponents around the canon. When they are taken care of you can approach the canon, but first look left around the corner and up a little to see and take out another opponent. Blow up the canon with an explosive and then do the same to the door in the east. Take out three guys outside and head right into the tunnel. Shoot your way to the intersection, where there also a couple of beds, and clear the area. First take the route to the left, at the end you can find a Weapon Upgrade behind the crate. Return to the intersection and take the other route, follow it while taking down enemies until you get to an MG42. It’s tempting to use it right now, but this will get you hit too much by enemy fire, so stay away from it. Throw some grenades over it and carefully look around the corner every now and then to shoot enemies one by one. Keep doing this until the room is completely empty and you complete the objective, then you can place an explosive on the blockade. When that’s out of the way head over to the exit in the southeast, where you regroup with your team again. Run after them and upstairs, head through the northern door there for another cut scene. You’ll be told about a lot of snipers in the next room. You need to complete the route through it and every time you see red dots you have to get some cover and track and kill the snipers. Run straight to fall down in the corner, then turn around and walk to the other corner where you can go over a ramp. Continue to follow the route and duck inside a tunnel ahead. At the first opening you can shoot whoever is present, then crawl into the next tunnel. When you get out of it, check the perimeter for snipers, when they’re taken care of you can continue. A large part of the route you will have to complete underground. Every time you get to an opening you can look for the shooters and take them out when you see them. If not, then continue, hoping you can see them from a different position. On your way you will also encounter groups of enemies around MG42 machine guns in dug out bunkers. Usually you’ll approach them from the side or back, but watch out for those so you don’t end up moving towards them from the front and get blown apart. The snipers that are not in the building but on the roof can also be annoying. When you et close to the other side of the area, a door will open and some Germans will come running through it. Take cover behind a pillar or another obstacle and take them out. If there are still red dots on your radar, you have to actively search for those opponents and take care of them. You can only move through the door the last bunch of enemies came through and blow up the next one after completing that objective. Go through it and after taking out two men on the walkway you can take your position next to the door opening on the right. There are a lot of enemies inside, lean into the opening to finish them off one by one. When the coast is clear you can go into the room and head through the door in the back left to get to some stairs around the corner. Climb the stairs and watch out when you get to the corner, you’ll be fired upon from three different directions. Clear out the opening opposite the stairs and go through it, shoot down the rest of the enemies firing from the other opening on your left right away. The third opening contains an MG42, but instead of attacking it head on you can go straight from here and walk a short section through the room where are the snipers were and where you came from. Look to the left, get rid of the boards and take down the MG42 gunner and his colleagues. Cross to the other room past the MG42 and blow up the door around the corner. Wait for the MG42 gunner behind it to reload and the mow him down. The hole in front of you is where you came from, so jump diagonally to the right to the other side of the wall. As soon as your team gets here as well you can continue, but stay close to the door opening. Enemies are located all around and they’re firing at you pretty heavily. Try to find cover and first take out the enemies to the right from the door. Watch out for the one soldier up higher on the floor behind you. Take him out as well and use the stairs to try to get to his position. If there are still enemies you can mow them down, after which you have a nice location to also fire upon the rest down below. Make sure all the red dots are removed from your radar to complete the objective, which will make you go up to the top floor automatically. A large counter attack from the Germans will follow, so find cover right away and point your attention to the north. From this top floor you can hit the enemies pretty well, but after a while a tank will show up as well. Then you’ll have to go down and look for rockets for your bazooka next to crates in the west, north and east. Return to the higher floor with these rockets and take out the tank and any other remaining enemies approaching from the north. Then the entire situation will move to the west. First only infantry will arrive, then an extra tank. So make sure you collect more ammunition for your bazooka from below, it has been replenished at the three familiar locations. Also strike down the attack from this side and blow up the tank, then the entire situation will repeat itself in the east. Collect some more rockets, blow up the tank and shoot down all the men. Then things will really get out of hand. Enemy troops will enter the building, so you’re only relatively safe on the top floor. The problem is that a fourth tank will arrive from the north, so you’ll have to collect more ammunition below. So clear an area around the spot where you can get rockets from up here and then jump down to get it. Take out the last tank and defeat the remaining enemies on your radar to complete the mission and also the game. =========================== = 4 = C O N C L U S I O N = =========================== ___ /_4_\_____________ \ A / FINAL WORD / ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ Not that I was expecting a recently announced Medal Of Honor to be very good, certainly not with Airborne coming up, but Vanguard still disappoints me a lot. The old quality level of the series is nowhere to be found, both in gameplay and appearance. Lets hope Medal Of Honor will have more to offer on the next generation of consoles. ___ /_4_\__________ \ B / CREDITS / ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ [ELECTRONIC ARTS] Maybe they made the right decision to leave the old generation of consoles behind with Vanguard, but I expected more from a title that appears at the end of the generation’s life cycle. [GAMEFAQS] For hosting this document. [NEOSEEKER] For hosting this document. [SUPERCHEATS] For hosting this document.
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