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Desperate Housewives the Game : Walkthrough by HotIceMelts This walkthough covers all the games manadatory goals as well as some of the more interesting optional goals. It is intended to get you through each episode in the most efficent manner. If you follow it excately, most episodes will take less than one game day. I also have a few hints, a guide of where to find all the items for the pawn shop owner, a section of fun things to try in your game and a list of the game endings. All characters and storyline mentioned here are property of Liquid Entertainment and Buena Vista Games. Starting off: Family creation is pretty easy so I won't go into alot of detail. You will start will a housewive, husband and son. Choose how you want them to look and name them. If you aren't good with names, click the dice to get some random options. Once you have created your family, its time to move them onto Wisteria Lane. You can play your housewife any way you like. A nice housewife that never has affairs and is friends with every neighbor gets treated exactly the same as a mean housewive who sleeps with every man in sight so just go with it and have fun! Episode 1: 1) This episode is mostly a tutorial. It will tell you how to move, adjust the camera angle and get around Wisteria Lane. Tutorials on Cooking and Gardening are also provided. 2) Edie Britt and Bree VanDeKamp will visit you. Bree invites you to her place to meet the other housewives. Be sure and check the mailbox before you go. 3) Meet and gossip with the other housewives then return home. You will find Edie Britt snooping through you mailbox. You have two options at this point.You can return her package or hold on to it. If you keep it, there will be extra optional goals in episode 2. 4) Prepare dinner for your family. Banana Meatloaf is a easy first meal. You son will complain about anything you make so don't feel bad. Go to bed with your husband to end episode. Episode 2: 1) The Foxes will pay you a visit. While Frank sets up your computers, talk to Daniel. He will reveal that Susan Mayer seems to have lost something important. 2) Go to Susans. Lynette Scavo will be there asking you to return a painting her boys stole. There is no way to get out of this so just sneak into Susans house and return the painting. You will be rewarded based on how quickly and quietly you complete your mission. 3) Go home and check your mail. After doing this, you will receive a call from your husband. SUPER CHEAT!. All goals are leading you to the mall but don't go there yet. At 5 PM, time will stop to allow you to complete goals. You can use this time to build up relationships with all your neighbors. Simply select the socailize option, choose chat, set speed to fast foward and let their friendship/respect levels build to 100%. You will be able to befriend everyone who is home at this point in roughly 30 to 45 real minutes. Time will not start moving until you go to the mall. 4) Hop into your car and go to the mall.Once you are there, you have three things to do. Buy something nice from the shops, visit the therapists office then go to your husband and return the folder Paul Young left for him. 5) Go home and watch TV. You will hear your son saying some disturbing things. Go upstairs to hear the rest of the conversation. 6) Consult the housewives about your son. One of them will suggest that you speak with his girlfriend. Visit Allison Tinsley. She will tell you to speak to Frank Fox. He is not home but Daniel will provide an important clue. 7) Look up Utter War on the computer to find out what your son is up to. After you have done this, talk to your son to end episode. Optional Green Goals: Lost and Found: Return package to Edie if you didn't do so in Episode 1. Setting Him Straight: Go to the pharmacy, select talk to owner, talk to him for Edie. Filling in Edie : Tell her what happened with the pharmacist. Episode 3 1) Start off by talking to Susan about your sons girlfriend. Optional green goals regarding this issue will appear but none are very interesting. You can talk to Julie about these if you like or just move on. 2) Go to Brees and get the student teachers phone number. You can also talk to Andrew regarding the optional goals if you like. 3) Call Tabitha to find out about your sons grades and she will force you to make a choice. You either have to out blackmail her or give into her. 4) To out blackmail her, get all the dirt on Tabitha from Bree. Afterwards,call Tabitha and tell her what you know. If for some reason you decide to pimp your son out to her, just call and tell Tabitha you give in. Your choice does effect a future episode. 5) Have a heart to heart talk with you son to end episode. Optional Goals: Jousting for Julie: Susan will ask you to look up rational insanity online. Once you do, report back to her. Mikes Chili Recipe: Mike has a chili recipe that he doesn't give to just anyone. Your goal is to 'convince' him to give it to you. Convince = Seduce. There is no way to get the recipe except sleeping with Mike. Episode 4 1) Poker Night! 2)Talk to Daniel Fox. He will tell you about a fashion show he plans to have.To get in you will need to upgrade your house, improve your garden and have friends. (If you followed my cheat in episode 2, friends should not be an issue) A)To upgrade furniture, just click on the item then choose upgrade. Items that be upgraded include couch, armchairs, TV (living room), shower(master bath),bed and dresser(master bedroom). You will also need to clean. You can do this yourself or hire the gold cleaning service. Once your home is good enough, you will get a new goal . B) To improve your garden, you should plant some better (level 2) flowers. Hiring the gold gardening service helps too. When your garden is good enough, Bree will call to compliment you. 3) You will find Mrs. Davenport lurking outside your house. Talk to her and she will reveal that her garden has been ruined by a dog. Mike Delfino is the only dog owner in the neighborhood so you will need to talk to him. When you do, he will ask you to look into the matter and try to clear Bongos name. 4) You will arrive at Mrs Davenports just in time to see the Scavo boys running away. At this point you have several options. You can either blame the Scavo kids ( Etta won't believe you), bribe or blackmail her. A)To BRIBE her, She will ask for two thousand dollars but you can talk her down to one thousand. Etta will then send you on a sidequest to get her broach back from the pawnshop owner. He will give you the broach in exchange for one of the items on his list. Easiest to get are the Crystal Roses which are in the kitchen of Brees house. Take the item to the pawnshop owner then return the broach to Etta. B)To BLACKMAIL her, you need to talk to the Scavo Kids. Make sure you buy a box of chocolates from the pharmacy to bribe them with. They will tell you some interesting things about Mr. Davenport. Go home and look up Davenport online. Once you do this, you will have enough information to blackmail Etta. Go to her house to do so. 5) Report back to Mike and tell him Bongo is in the clear. 6) Visit the Therapist. 7) Check in with Daniel to end the episode. No major side goals for Episode 4. Episode 5: 1) Daniel needs a certain fabric and Gabrielle is the only one who has it.Gaby is willing to give you a dress made of the fabric you need if you make her a dish to take to her husbands pot luck. Any dish will do, I usually go with Banana Meatloaf because it's the easiest. Take the dish back to Gaby and the dress is yours. 2) Take the dress back to Daniel. He will ask you to pick up a package at the mall. Talk to the owner of Beverlys Boutique. She wants a shipping number for the package but Daniel didn't give it to you. Go back to Daniel who will tell you the invoice is in his house. While in the Fox house, you will overhear a interesting conversation. Once you have the invoice, go back to the boutique, get the package then back to Daniel and give the package to him. HINT: Right before you hand Daniel the package, you can meet Erik Larsen for the first time. He won't say much at this point but will tell his secret if you ask. 3) The High Road: Daniel needs you to get summaries from Bree, Gabrielle, Susan and Lynette. Do so and you will be rewarded in the next episode. 4) The Low Road: Edie wants you to ruin the Fashion show. To do this, you will need to do four things. Play mind games with the other models.(just go to thier house and make up a rumor), Ruin someones dress (Edie will give you the solution you need), Wax the runway (Borrow floor wax from Bree), Cut off the microphone (borrow wire cutters from Paul Young) and cut the wires. Do all this and Edie will reward you in the next episode. Note: You can only complete either the High Road or the Low Road. There is no way to do both. Either way has little effect on the storyline. 5) If you choose the High Road, You will need to warn Daniel about Edies plans to ruin his show. Once you do this, the fashion show is ready to begin.Talk to the other housewives as well as Vincent Corsetty and Erik Larsen. Episode 6: 1) Edie stops by to give Vincent Corsetty a tour of your home. HINT: After they leave, you can find Vinnie standing on the porch of Edies house. Episode 6 is the only chance you have to find out Vinnies secret. 2) Get your mail. Susan will call to remind you about poker night and ask you to convince your son to help Julie with a computer project. 3) Ask Gaby about the locket you found in your maibox earlier. After you finish talking anout the locket, she will ask you to look up modeling online. NOTE: If you ask Carlos, Paul or Mike about the locket , they will try to seduce you! These little flings don't count as adultery in your secrets folder. 4) Head over to Lynettes. The entire family is sick and it is up to you to make soup for them. Go home, talk to your son about Julie, look up modeling for Gaby then make the soup for Lynette. 5) Take the modeling info to Gaby and the soup to Lynette. 6) Husband will call around 11AM. Go to Bree and ask her advice regarding what he says. She will suggest that you check up on him. 7) Daniel will call. He wants you to speak with Frank. After you do so, go home and talk to your son. He will tell you about a disturbing post Frank made on the Utter Warfare Community Forums. Check it out for yourself online then share your findings with Daniel. 8) Visit the therapist then go to your husbands office. Convince him to forget about work for the night and come home with you. HINT: If you do not visit your husbands office before 5PM, time will stop to allow to complete this goal before poker night. You can use this time to build up relationships with your neighbors, try to find out everyones secret or have those little flings with Carlos, Paul and Mike. 9) Poker Night. Main gossip topics include the locket, Vinnie and Erik. Episode will end once poker night is over. Hint: You will earn respect from the other housewives if you beat them at poker without cheating. Episode 7 1) You will get a phone from someone who claims that they have proof your husband is cheating with his secretary, Jackie Marlen. They also mention that you should check your husbands office safe to see what is hidden there. 2) Go to Susan. She will agree to distract your husband while you go to his office to check things out. Call hubby and demand that he come home for dinner at 6PM. 3) Cooking Contest (optional goal) You really don't have anything to do while waiting for your husbands return so this is a nice distraction. First, you will need to sabotage Brees spice rack. Sneak into her home and find the rack in her kitchen. Return to your home then cook a contest entry.Any recipe you are good at will do. Take your entry to the table at the mall. 4) Cook dinner for your husband. Once Susan lures him away, head to his office and try to open the safe. Jackie will catch you in the act and reveal her true intentions. Return home and get a good nights rest. 5) Look up Jackie Marlen online. You will discover some interesting things. 6) Off to the therpapist again. When you leave his office, you will see Jackie with her lover, Faith. Confront Faith and reveal the truth about Jackie. The time has come to tell your husband about Jackie so go to his office. After the scene plays out the episode is over. Episode 8: 1) Your home has been broken into and it has something to do with Frank Fox. 2) Your husband will make a rather sexist comment which will result in him agreeing to play housewife for a day. He needs a cooking lesson so its off to the kitchen. Try to get the A rating. If you do, your husband will be dazzled and you will get some well deserved respect. If not, he will continue to think your job is easy and that he can do it better. 3) Daniel will call to say Frank is coming over to explain things. Listen to what Frank has to say. 4) Go to the mall and find Erik Larsen. As soon as you finish talkng with Erik, Daniel will call and ask you to come over ASAP. Optional Green Goals: Seduce your husband - just what it sounds like. Scene varies a bit based on how well you did during the cooking lesson. Look up Erik Larsen: If you want to see his FIB homepage, the password is panther *snicker* 5) Go to Fox House. Talk to Daniel . He will ask you to get him a gun. Go to Bree or Mike for help with this. Give gun to Daniel then head home. 6) *SLIGHT SPOILER HERE * Your husband will call and tell you to hurry to his office. You find an injured Frank Fox there. After talking to him, everyone comes to realize that Daniel is in danger. Call Daniel on your cell phone but you will find you are too late to warn him. Go to the Fox house and you will find Daniel dying. Talk to him to end the episode. Episode 9 Warning: this episode is completely tedious and feels like it takes forever. This is the quickest method I could find. 1) An officer will be at your home. He tells to go to the Fox house to get more information on Daniels murder. 2) Bree will call to say she is having a party to honor Daniels memory (optional green goal) Wear your fashion show dress and be there at 7PM. 3) The officer guarding the Fox house isn't very forthcoming but luckily Edie arrives to help you out. 4) Call Frank on cell phone. Be sure to ask your questions in order or he won't answer. Main point of this conversation is that you agree to help him find Daniels killer. 5) Back to the officer in front of the Fox house. He is much more forthcoming this time and gives you an important clue. There are two convicted felons living on Wisteria Lane. Mike Delfino and Carlos Solis. You will need to investigate both of them. 6) Talk to Mike. He claims to have been with Susan on the night in question. Visit her to confirm his alibi. Once Mike is in the clear, visit the Solis house. 7) Gaby and Carlos claim they were 'together' that night so it would seem they are in the clear. However, Gaby says she saw two people milling about your house. 8) Go home and question your son. He insists that was in all night, gets annoyed with you and compares you to Danielles mom (Bree). 9) Visit Bree. You will find out that your son and her daughter were out together the night of Daniels murder. Now that you know your son lied, go back home and confront him. He will admit that he was out then tell you that he saw someone standing outside the Scavo house, talking to a car. 10) Off to the Scavo house. Talk to Lynette and she will reveal that it was Gaby your son saw not her. 11) Back to Gabys. Talk to her. You will discover some things that she didn't tell you before including the fact that one of the killers gave her his phone number! Call the mystery number.You get a recording but you will hear a familiar voice. Call Vincent to see what he has to say. After you finish talking to Vincent, Erik will call. He wants to meet with you in person. If you plan to attend the mourning party, hold off on the next two goals until after it ends. More about the party in optional goals. NOTE: If you follow my guide, you will easily finish the episode before the party so keep this in mind if you actually want to attend. 12) Call Erik and arrange a meeting. He has some interesting things to say. 13) Call Frank and he will tell you to meet him at the mall. Be sure to save before leaving for the mall because the game tends to freeze up on this part. Fill him in on everything you know about Daniels murder and this episode will end. Optional Green Goals: Twos Company: You try to seduce Karl Mayer but get caught by Edie. Threes A Crowd: Call Edie, lure her away from the house then have your way with Karl. The Party: First off, don't forget to wear your fashion show dress. If you don't, you will get some pretty funny reactions from the other housewives but won't be able to complete your goals. Your job is to console everyone. For some reason, you need to slap Edie and Gaby to 'console' them. Just play it by ear with everyone else.If you want to skip the party, just blow off Bree when she calls to say you are late. Episode 10 There are alot of little goals here. I will try to get you through this episode in the most efficent way possible. 1) Examine the flyer, Bree gave you. Two things should catch your interest. The handwriting seems to be a girls and it is on a missing dog flyer. 2) Check your garden then ask Mike about the flyers and he will send you to Mrs. Davenport. 3) Visit Mrs Davenport. She will give you something to kill the new bugs in your garden but whats up with all the rat poison she has? 4) Go home and use the new bug spray on your garden. Bring a dead bug back to Mrs Davenport to see ahat she knows about it. She says the bug can be ordered from a company called Pest Port. She suggests that you talk to the mailman to see who ordered the bugs. ( This will have to wait until later. ) 5) You can ask Mrs. Davenport about the flyers but she is no help. When she leaves her garden, you notice a dog tag. Confront Mrs Davenport and she will tell you the truth about what is happening to the neighborhood animals. 6) Visit Frank Fox to ask about the nasty emails your son is accused of sending Alison. Frank will tell you that no one could access your sons account without a password. 7) Go home and ask your son who he gave his password to. (Answer will vary based on how you played Episode 3) Also get a handwriting sample from him to prove that he didn't write the flyers. 8) Talk to Danielle Van DeKamp. She thinks Julie Mayer is to blame for the flyers. Visit Julie and get a handwriting sample. Be honest with Julie or else you will have to trick her into giving you the writing sample. 9) Find out who sent the bugs. Track down the mailman. You can either seduce him or bribe him($250) to get the info you need. 10) Confront the person who is to blame.( Once again, who depends on how you played Episode 3) Once they confess, it's up to you to decide whether to show them mercy.If you want them punished, call Erik Larsen and he will handle things (optional green goal) 11) Talk to your son and tell him everything is resolved. Next, you will receive a call from Vincent to say he sent you a package. You will find it on your doorstep. Open it to end episode. Episode 11 1) You have an arguement with your husband regarding the package Vinnie sent. Susan will call to check up on you but blows you off when you ask to come over to talk. 2) Examine the contents of the package. 3) Go to The Fox house to pick up the car keys your husband left there. Listen to Franks voicemail(on living room table) to discover that he plans to leave Fairview. Ask him about this then say your goodbyes. Optional Green Goal: People are Talking Basically, it's up to you to figure out whether the other housewives are gossiping about you. You can't really do anything even if you suspect they are which makes this goal rather pointless. 4) Return poison to Mrs Davenport. 5) Go to therapist. You will run into Erik on your way in and he is acting a bit strangely. 6) When you leave the therapist, you will overhear a conversation between Vinnie, Erik and a police officer. Be sure to listen to the whole thing. 7) Go home. HINT: Save on a new file before entering the house. This way you can see all three dinner scenes without replaying the episode. 8) Your husband will call once you enter the house and ask you to make a choice. Whoever you choose, will be your dinner guest at 8:30 PM. Prepare dinner at 8. The scene plays out differantly depending on who you chose. HINT: If you are only going to do this episode once, I recommend choosing Erik. He provides the most information. Episode 12 Just follow along with the storyline. You will easily be able to figure out your goals. Save when you get the gun. This way you can go back and view all four endings without replaying the whole episode. This scene plays out in various ways based on who you choose to shoot and who you decide to be with. Endings : DON'T READ THIS IF YOU WANT TO BE SURPRISED! 1) You choose to stay with your husband. Everyone lives and Erik takes Vinnie off to jail. 2) You choose to start a new life with Erik. Your husband will blame Erik for everything and tries to shoot him. Erik will wind up killing your husband in self defense and Vincent goes to jail. 3) You choose Vincent. Your son kills Erik. Vinnie kills your husband . 4) You choose none of them. You kill Erik, Vinnie and your husband. The Pawn Shop Items: 1) MP3 player: Susan has one. On table to the right of her front door. Silver Bell is in left bedroom on second floor.( Steal both when you are forced to return her painting in Episode 2 to save time) 2) Watch : In Paul Youngs Kitchen. 3) Bracelet : Gabys house second floor. On dresser in room next to master bedroom. Silver Bell is downstairs in living room. 4) Reagan Bust : Brees house on first floor mantle. Silver bell is upstairs in master bedroom. 5) SongBook : Edies house. Second Floor. Silver bell is up there too. 6) Mask : Alison Tinsleys house. First floor on book shelf. 7) Silver Bells(5) Last is in the Scavo House. Second floor. Master bedroom. The game autosaves whenever you enter a home . You can easily steal all the items in one night. If you get caught, you can either load the autosaved game or try to talk your way out of it. I was only caught once and Bree was easy to lie to. Fun things to try: 1) Find out everyones secret. 2) Slap everyone. Mike and Vinnies reactions are especially funny. 3) Don't do any green goals. Actually much harder then it sounds. 4) Seduce the men twice in one episode to see what happens. 5) Tell the men it wasn't good for you after you seduce them. 6) Steal everything possible from your neighbors.