How do I beat the el gigante?

  1. the giant troll thing keeps kicking leons a** and i have low ammo... i know theres houses that have ammo and herbs in them but i only have a standard pistol a standard shotgun a rifle and a TMP..... so im screwed. plz help

    User Info: ModernWarefare3

    ModernWarefare3 - 5 years ago

Accepted Answer

  1. You'll be spending most of your time running, and using perfect timing to get in hits on El Gigante. So first just practice running around collecting things and not getting hit. Then work in quick attacks to chip away at him, without getting Leon hurt.

    There's a hand grenade you may have missed back at the top of the dam. It's in a semi-hidden barrel on the side opposite where Leon rappels down. Use that immediately on El Gigante to do a lot of damage to him.

    Watch the intro video when El Gigante first appears. That shows a lot of his attacks. So be ready for them.

    Listen to El Gigante when running around to have an idea of what he's up to.

    When the plagas first appears, shoot it for about one second with the TMP, then do the climb. That will add enough damage that he can be beaten in just two climbs.

    To beat the QTE on El Gigante's back, mash both buttons rapidly before the prompt appears, then continue with the one shown.

    Watch youtube videos for help, particularly the knife-only runs.

    In the future, try to keep out some grenades for boss battles. They can make a big difference.

    I highly recommend you make a post on the board if you need more, as this boss fight is quite complicated.

    User Info: JoveHack

    JoveHack - 5 years ago 1 0

Other Answers

  1. Well the easiest way to beat him is to use the rocket launcher that you can buy from the merchant. It cost a bundle and uses a lot of your inventory space but it kills him in one hit. Be careful as it can kill/harm you as well. It is what I did.

    The other thing you can do is run around and dodge him while putting in the occasional shot. You don't want to get too close as he will try to swing his massive arms and hit/punch you or grab you and try to squeeze you to death. If he comes to close try to get him to walk either to the left or right and run the opposite way all the way to the end of the area you are given. After that just rinse and repeat. He will eventually fall and you'll be able to cut the Las Plagas that pops out of his back. It's 3 of those cutting periods and he's done.

    The last thing you can do is save your ammo with the light machine gun depending on which one you are fighting. If you save it up and upgrade it's ammo compacity and Damage capabilities then you should be able to defeat him in no time.

    User Info: RLSNintendo1985

    RLSNintendo1985 - 4 years ago 0 0
  2. The first one, you need to get a weapon of your choosing (preferably one with a lot of damage) and shoot it until it goes down. When it goes down, you walk up to it and press the action button then Leon should jump on the el gigante and then you rapidly press the button it tells you to until he gets up. Repeat that three times and he'll die.

    The second one, you can do the same thing if you have enough ammo. you can also lure the el gigante under the held up rocks and barrels and shot the wood holding up the barrels and they'll fall on him if done right.

    Or for both you could get a rocket launcher and shoot it directly at the and they should die in one hit.

    User Info: IAMAWESOME235

    IAMAWESOME235 - 3 years ago 0 0

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