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FAQ/Walkthrough by Gabe_Logan2
Version: 1.00 | Updated: 08/20/07
Complete walkthrough for Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain INTRODUCTION ============ The fallowing document is a complete guide for the PS2 game Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain. If you are not interested in everything being releaved to you, do not carry on with your reading. This guide is a translation of a guide I have written in French, so be aware that it may contain mistakes since English is not my first language. Besides, although I tried to minimize their number, this FAQ may still contain several “spoilers”. I hope this guide will be of any help to some of you and I’ll be glad if I can improve your gaming experience with The Omega Strain. HISTORY ======= v0.05 Introduction and Table Of Content completed (2007-07-31) v0.10 Sections B, D, E and G completed (2007-08-03) v0.30 section H, levels 1 and 2, completed (2007-08-05) v0.45 section H, up to level 5, completed (2007-08-06) v0.65 section H, up to level 10, completed (2007-08-09) v0.80 section H, up to level 14, completed (2007-08-16) v1.00 section H completed (2007-08-20) TABLE OF CONTENT ================ To facilitate navigation through this FAQ, use the “Find” fonction of your navigator (Ctrl+F) and copy/paste the letters below including hooks. A. Introduction To The Game <ITG> B. Starting The Game <STG> 1. Off-line 2. On-line C. Controls <CTR> D. I. In-game Screen <EDJ> II. 3D Map <3DM> E. Start Menu <MEN> F. Characters <CHA> G. Equipment <EQP> I. Using Your Weapons <UDM> II. Description <DPT> i. Back <AR1> ii. Sidearm <AR2> iii. Auxiliary <AR3> iv. Grenade <AR4> v. Melee <AR5> vi. Autres <AR6> H. Missions <MSS> I. IPCA European Command: Training Center <L01> II. Carthage, Michigan: Quarantine Zone <L02> III. Carthage, Michigan: Warehouse District <L03> IV. Carthage, Michigan: Carthage Mall <L04> V. Pescara, Italy: St. Cetteo Square (Bonus) <L05> VI. Mazyr, Belarus: Krivorozhstal Mill <L06> VII. Mazyr, Belarus: Belaya Vezha <L07> VIII. Tash Kumyr, Kyrgystan: Saydahmat's Village (Bonus) <L08> IX. Sana'a, Yemen: Arms Bazar <L09> X. Sana'a, Yemen: Taherir Palace <L10> XI. Minsk, Belarus: International University <L12> XII. Samaschki, Chechnya: Ivankov's Home (Bonus) <L12> XIII. North Atlantic: Lorelei Salavage Rig <L13> XIV. Tokyo, Japon: Murakawa Tower <L14> XV. Taguang, Myanmar: Irawaddy Basin <L15> XVI. Zurich, Switzerland: Niculescu Funds Tower <L16> XVII. Budva, Montenegro: Niculescu's Villa Estate (Bonus) <L17> XVIII. Kiev, Ukraine: Chechen Terrorist Base <L18> Not yet completed: I. Awards <AWD> I. Ranks <GRD> II. Ratings <CLS> III. Special Ratings <CLX> IV. Commendations <CTN> V. Medals <MDL> VI. Omega Strain <OMS> VII. Other awards <OAW> J. Hints <TSC> K. FAQ (Frenquently Asked Questions) <FQS> L. Miscellaneous <DVR> M. Conclusion <CCL> N. Credits & thanks <C&R> =========================== A. Introduction to the game <ITG> =========================== Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain puts you in the skin of a recruit in the new Angency set up by Grabriel Logan, with the help of his long time partners. During that time, a new strain of the virus has spread in the hands of several terrorist organizations throughout the world. While Gabe and his partners tries to discover whose the man behind the conspiracy, you are given the task to counter the attacks of these organisations in the field. =================== B.Starting the game <STG> =================== As you start, three options will be available to you. NEW GAME will allow you to get to the character creation menu and to begin a new game. LOAD GAME will let you load an already existing agent (obvious, now is it...). Note : You’ll need a Memory Card connected to your console in order to do so. Finally, OPTIONS lets you customize the game options. 1. Off-line =========== After you’ve created or loaded your agent, choose PLAY OFF-LINE and you’ll access to the COMMAND CENTER. From there, you can access missions and see your statistics from the PERSONNEL file. 2. On-line ========== After you’ve created or loaded your agent, choose PLAY ON-LINE. To be able to do so, you’ll need a PS2 Network Adaptor connected in the back of your console and a broadband Internet connection. You will then ben brought to the configuration selection screen. If you’ve already configured your Internet connection, pick the one the corresponds best in the list. Otherwise, press Circle in order to start the Net Guide Application which will let you set the correct parameters for your Internet connection. Once you get to the identification screen, pick a nickname and a password, then select REGISTER. If your nickname is already used by another player, you will be asked to create a new one. Once your nickname has been successfully registered, choose LOGIN and you will access to the COMMAND CENTER. This time, along with the PERSONNEL file and the missions, you will be able to access the ON-LINE file from which you can see your contacts and cell information. To begin a mission on-line, you have two possibilities. You can either create a game (i.e. host it) or join a game hosted by someone else. Choose among the games listed the one you want to join. =========== C. Controls <CTR> =========== Coming soon... ================= D. In-game Screen <IGS> ================= The setting of the in-game screen is really simple and effective. Your agent will always remain at the very center of the screen. In the lower left corner is your radar. Your character is in the middle, the blue arrow points North, the ennemies are represented by yellow triangles and ally personnel by green triangles. Objective locations are indicated by white or red squares (see section D-2 for more details). When an enemy has you in his target, a red gauge will appear right to the radar. When it is full and flashes, it means you can be hit by enemy fire. At that time, the triangles representing the enemy or enemies that can hit you will flash too. When you get close to fire, the gauge will be orange. In the lower right corner, you will first find the weapon you have equiped and just below are your ARMOR and HEALTH gauges and finally, a symbol showing either a flashlight or a nightvision goggle. When you get in auto-aim (press R1), a color circle will draw around the enemy you are targeting. This circle will go from red to green. When it is read, it means you have no shot angle on the target, whereas when it gets green, it means you have excellent chances of hitting the enemy. However, it is not because the circle is green that you will always get a hit. 2. 3D Map <3DM) ========= During a mission, press Left to show the 3D Map. On this map, your character is represented by a blue triangle and the peak shows the direction you are facing. Use the left joystick to rotate the map around the “You” triangle and the right joystick to zoom in and out. Like on the radar, enemies are shown as yellow triangles and allies as green ones. Also, some objectives will be pinpointed as squares. Notice that one is blue, whereas the others are white. It is this one that will be colored red on your radar. Press the L1 or R1 button to go from one objective to the other. Finally, press Select to set back to map to its original position. Note : Beware that when you bring up the 3D Map, the game does not pause. The enemies will therefore continue to fire at you and you won’t be able to return fire until you leave the map screen. ============= E. Start Menu <MNU> ============= Press Start during a game to show this menu and pause the game (but only in single player). OBJECTIVES: Press the X button to show the display objectives and parameters of the current mission. RADIO LOG: Press the X button to show a list of radio communications that you can listen to (when a new sequence becomes available, it will be written “PDA Update” at to bottom of your screen). BRIEFING: Press the X button to read to mission briefing. EQUIPMENT: Press X to see a description of all items in your equipment (weapons and others). Navigate from one item to the other with R2 and L2. OPTIONS: Press X to see the game options. You can change controls, set to invert aim on or off and adjust sound volume and the screen brightness. ============= F. Characters <CHA> ============= Coming soon... ============= G. Equipement <EQP> ============= I. Using Your Weapons -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- No matter the weapon, you fire with the Square button. However, certain weapons have specific fonctions. - Sniper rifles These rifles are equiped with a scope that enables you to zoom on your target. When you get to manual aiming (R1 button), you will see through the scope. Then press Triangle to zoom in or Circle to zoom out. - Grenades To throw a grenade, first press on the L1 button. A target will then appear on your screen, which you can move. Press and hold Square to see an arc being drawn between your character and the target. The longer you hold down Square, the highest the trajectory will be. Release Square to throw the grenade. - Knives Knives have two attack modes. Press Square for you character to launch a single blow forward. However, if you happen to be behind an enemy standing still, pressing square will instead trigger an animation in which your agent will slit the enemy’s throat (cheerful, isn’t it?). Note : Depending on the model of knife you are using, a single blow (without the animation) might not be enough to kill an enemy. However, the animation will take care of it each time. - Neck Snap This is the only barehanded attack you can use in the game, however you won’t get it from the beginning. You’ll need to unlock the first bonus mission (Italy) in order to get it. Put away any weapon and position your agent behind a still enemy. Press Square and, as for the knige, an animation will fallow in which your character breaks the enemy’s neck. II. Description <DPT> =-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Weapons are grouped into categories. During a mission, you can only carry one weapon of each category at the time. Firerate and dammage are marked from 1 to 5, 5 being the best. Please note however that two weapons presenting the same rating for one or the other may actually differ a little. That means that for two weapons rated 5 for the dammage, one may actually be stronger than the other. Each weapon also has a specific amunition type. Obviously, two weapons using the same ammo type may share it between them. This can (and should) be of concern when picking your weapons. The type of amunition will be written down beside the weapon name. Besides, some important factors are not evaluated in the game descriptions, such as stability. Thus it is an element which you should truly consider when selecting your weapons, as it bears not only of the target behaviour when manually aiming (L1), but also on the percentage of shot that will hit the enemy. Also, the speed at which the target will become green (in auto-aiming) may be influenced by the stability of the weapon. Note: I did not loose my time in copying the weapon descriptions found in the game, since you can refer to it from your game and anyways... nobody really cares. However, I will tell you my personnal appreciation of each weapon. Note(2): The total number of ammunition (Capacity) takes into account the “Extra ammo” bonus (see section I for more details). Note(3): The order I used for these lists is the order you’ll find in your inventory. i. Back <AR1> ------- M16 A1 - 5.56 NATO Fire Rate III Dammage V Clip Size 30 Capacity 120 ->Obtain O2 rank A useful weapon at the time you’ll get it. The semi-automatic setting certainly reduces the power of the M16 A1, but it grants it more stability. My rating: *** M4 – 5.56 NATO Fire Rate V Dammage V Clip 30 Capacity 120 ->Obtain C5 grade The M4 is one of the best assault rifle of the game: excellent fire rate, great stability and considerable power. Moreover, although we don’t see it on screen, the M4 comes with a scope. My rating: ***** C8 Rifle – 7.62 NATO Fire Rate III Dammage V Clip 50 Capacity 200 ->Obtain ECS2 rating This is probably the deadliest and most efficient weapon of the entire game. The C8 uses powerful 7.62 mm bullets (one bullet is normally enough to kill an enemy) and it has great range. The infrared scope (although the infrared aspect isn’t really useful) allows you to snipe and you’ve got enough ammo to not think about it. It’s one of the weapons you will likely use the most once you get it. M1 Super 90 – 12 gauge Fire Rate II Dammage IV Clip 7 Capacity 26 ->Obtain ITXS rating Slightly more efficient than the Combat Shotgun, this one still drags along the same disadvantages than all shotguns in general: short range, limited amunition, etc. My rating: ** M-249 SAW – 5.56 NATO Fire Rate V Dammage III Clip 200 Capacity 400 ->Obtain the “Agency Medal of Valor” More stable the the M60, it however carries less power. Yet with the amount of ammu you’ve got, it is not really a problem. As the M60, however, it takes an eternity for a target to lock on in auto-aiming. M4 Carbine – 5.56 NATO Fire Rate IV Dammage V Clip 24 Capacity 96 ->Obtain C2 rank The fire rate may be a little lower than the M4, but the power is similar. This version also has less amunition and does not come with a scope. My rating: **** MGL – 40mm Fire Rate II Dammage V Clip 5 Capacity 60 ->Obtain SAMTE special rating The achievements of the MGL is similar to those of the M-79, except for its fire rate which is clearly higher. However, its range is rather limited, since the grenades have a low-arched trajectory. Besides, like any explosive weapons, you should must be cautious when using it, especially in missions where collateral dammage is a factor. My rating: *** ShotHammer – 12 gage Shot Fire Rate II Dammage III Clip 10 Capacity 40 ->Obtain C4 rank You have probably fumed more than once in Tokyo seeing how fast enemies could tear you down with this weapon. It is indeed a very powerful automatic shotgun (despite the low fire rate rating above), but it comes with limited ammo, which should incite you to use almost only it in Tokyo where you can get some back easily. Besides, the short range of shotguns does not suit all types of missions. My rating: *** SSG 550 – 5.56 NATO Fire Rate V Dammage IV Clip 24 Capacity 96 ->Obtain O8 rank I just love it’s firing sound! Apart of that, it’s a very average rifle, equal to its ratings. My rating: *** ACR – 5.56 Flechette Fire Rate II Dammage V Clip 15 Capacity 75 ->Obtain ECSS rating There is one of the best sniper of the entire game. Powerful and accurate, the scope makes it even better with it’s three zoom level allowing you to zoom in in a split second. My rating: ***** M82 BFG - .50 Browning Fire Rate I Dammage V Clip 8 Capacity 40 ->Obtain ECSS2 rating This weapon is huge! I even wonder how the character can carry it around and roll with it on its back... The .50 bullets are the most powerful you’ll find out there and one is enough to kill almost any enemy. Actually, the M82 is undisputably the most powerful non- explosive weapon of the game. The limited amount of ammunition and its slow fire rate however restrain its range of use. My rating: **** Combat Shotgun – 12 gauge Fire Rate II Dammage II Clip 5 Capacity 30 ->Obtain R3 rank As it is the first shotgun that you get, you don’t except it to be too good. The very short range and limited ammunition make it unappealing for the later missions. My rating: * China tyoe 56 – 7.62 Soviet Rifle Fire Rate V Dammage IV Clip 30 Capacity 120 ->Obtain the “Republic of Korea Service Award” This is some sort of a Chinese version of the AK-47, including its legendary lack of stability that renders it not very accurate. Since it is not the most powerful weapon either, you will probably make little use of it. Besides you will likely have many better rifles once you earn this one. My rating: ** Dargunov – 7.62 Soviet Rifle Fire Rate II Dammage V Clip 6 Capacity 30 ->Obtain ICSS rating It is likely the first sniper you will have in your arsenal. Powerful, the Dragunov can really do the job until you get better. Also watch for the ammunition which you have not a lot of. My rating: *** FA-MAS – 5.56 NATO Fire Rate V Dammage IV Clip 25 Capacity 100 ->Obtain ACS rating The ratings tell the most of it. The FA-MAS is one of the average rifle that you will probably use sometimes only. My rating: *** FAL – 7.62 NATO Fire Rate V Dammage V Clip 24 Capacity 168 ->Obtain ECS rating Large capacity and impressive statistics. Without being the best weapon of all, it will still be useful to you for quite a long time. It looses accuracy when fired repeatedly, but if you fire one or two shots at the time, you should do fine. My rating: **** Galil SG-1 – 5.56 NATO Fire Rate III Dammage V Clip 8 Capacity 40 ->Obtain the “Mossad Friend to Peace” medal Like the ACR, the Galil SG-1 uses a three-level scope which allows you to zoom in or out very quickly. However its small clips limits its use to sniping. Keep in mind though that, despite its low capacity, it uses 5.56 NATO bullets that are easy to find in almost any level. G 33E – 5.56 NATO Fire Rate IV Dammage IV Clip 24 Capacity 96 ->Obtain ICS rating A modest weapon comparable to other similar models. My rating: *** M-16k - .45G Fire Rate IV Dammage V Clip 30 Capacity 120 ->Obtain ETXS rating The M-16k combines power and accuracy in addition to a good fire rate. Nothing exceptional, but strong points overall. Take note that it is compatible with ordinary .45 bullets. My rating: **** FAL SG-1 – 7.62 NATO Fire Rate V Dammage V Clip 30 Capacity 120 ->Obtain the “Homeland Security Service Citation” medal The FAL SG-1 is a semi-automatic version of the FAL designed for sniping. I know, they gave it a V in fire rate, but this weapon is NOT automatic. And although it uses the same ammo type as the C8, the FAL has less power than the later. Nevertheless, you have there an efficient weapon that can serve you in both long range firing and intense firefights. GAWS 12 ga. – 12 gauge Fire Rate II Dammage IV Clip 10 Capacity 30 ->Obtain T3 rank In the shotgun category, the GAWS certainly is one step further. Its range is relatively good and its fire rate is above the average. What makes it odd though is it comes with a non-adjustable scope, which is rather ironic knowing it’s a shotgun! Its capacity is limited and you can not tranfer normal 12 gauge shells from other shotguns. My rating: *** DSC-1 – 7.62 NATO Fire Rate II Dammage V Clip 8 Capacity 32 ->Obtain the “President’s Official Liberty Award” medal Excellent sniper, the DSC-1 is also equiped with a silencer. It has however a large recoil, even compared to other sniper rifles. My rating: *** C11 – 4.7 Caseless Fire Rate V Dammage IV Clip 50 Capacity 150 ->Find the cure to Omega Strain The C11 has outstanding stability which makes it extremely efficient despite its high fire rate. It shots 3-round bursts and you will quickly see how little it takes to empty a clip. And since the C11 does not use a commun ammunition type, you may fall short a couple of times. My rating: **** VSS-Special – 9x39 special Fire Rate III Dammage V Clip 24 Capacity 72 ->Obtain SASOE special rating The VSS is silencer-equiped and posesses a fire rate superior to other snipers in general. However the lock-on time in auto-aiming is very slow which makes it an uneffective weapon in firefights. My rating: *** Shot Defender Fire Rate I Dammage III Clip 5 Capacity 25 ->Obtain ATXE special rating One step above the Combat Shotgun, it still holds on to those aspects that renders this type of weapon useless in some situation (low ammo, short range, ...) Furthermore, this one is incredibly slow between shots. My rating: ** SR-15 – 5.56 NATO Fire Rate II Dammage V Clip 1 Capacity 1 ->Obtain Gary Stoneman’s commendation At first sight, we tend to think that this is a totally useless, as it carries only 2 (or 1 if you haven’t got the extra ammo). Yet when you look closer, you will notice that it uses 5.56 NATO which are very common. You could simply take with you the G53 and you would enjoy 120 rounds to use with the SR-15. And since it has very cool scope vision, you can have a lot of fun with it. My rating: *** AU300 Mod-R – 9mm Fire Rate V Dammage IV Clip 30 Capacity 120 ->Obtain ACSS rating This version of the AU300 is mostly unique because of its thermal- vision scope. This makes it a deadly weapon in areas where the vision is limited. The scope is however unadjustable. My rating: *** M16 A2 – 5.56 NATO Fire Rate V Dammage V Clip 30 Capacity 120 ->Obtain C3 rank This M16 model is set to automatic fire. The 3-round bursts makes up for the lack of power of this weapon. My rating: *** M79 – 40mm Grenade Cartridge Fire Rate n/a Dammage V Clip 1 Capacity 14 ->Obtain ETES2 rating Those who were loving the M79 in previous Syphon Filter games might be disappointed with this one, as it is not as efficient. Clearly its power is unquestionable but it takes a while to reload which can be a pain in the neck when coming under heavy fire. I personnaly have never been a fan of such weapons, as it involves almost as much danger to the enemies than to its user. And that goes without speaking of collaterals... My rating: ** Riot Shotgun – 12 gauge Bean Bag Fire Rate II Dammage Incap Clip 5 Capacity 25 ->Obtain Mujari’s commendation Actually this weapon will likely be of any use to you. There are really no missions where you must fight a bunch of enemies considered as collateral targets. My rating: ** TH3 Blaster – Termite Balls Fire Rate n/a Dammage V Clip 20 Capacity 40 ->Obtain “The Golden Cross of Russia” medal As opposed to grenades, the “termite balls” do not kill enemies by exploding but rather by burning them. That means that its shock wave is a lot smaller than that of a grenade. In counterpart, it has better range and a bigger capacity. The TH3 also shows some imprecision and if you do not hit directly your target, there will be no effect at all. My rating: ** Slug Defender – 12 gauge slug Fire Rate I Dammage V Clip 5 Capacity 25 ->Obtain O7 rank The main difference between “slugs” and “shots” is that “slugs” won’t explode into particules like ordinary shotgun shells. For this obvious reason, the Slug Defender has a range far greater. And for this same reason, “slugs” are not compatible with normal 12 gauge. AU300 Mod-SMG – 9mm Fire Rate IV Dammage IV Clip 30 Capacity 120 ->Obtain O1 rank Forget about Syphon Filter 3 in which this baby could shoot through walls. Instead, we’re talking here about a sniper (with a non- adjustable scope) of average power and with a good stability, which you’ll want to use mainly in the first levels until you get better. My rating: *** AU300 H-Bar – 5.56 NATO Fire Rate V Dammage IV Clip 42 Capacity 168 ->Obtain T2 rank It’s basically the Mod-R without the thermal scope and with slightly more power. In short, un weapon best suited for missions in general. This one also has more ammo than other AU300 models. My rating: **** SPA-15 Shotgun – MIL Fire Rate III Dammage III Clip 8 Capacity 32 ->Obtain “Stone’s Medal of Courage” This is one of the great shotguns in the game. Because of its high fire rate, it can take down an enemy in a few seconds. Just watch over your ammo. My rating: *** SPA-12 Shotgun – 12 gauge frangible slug Fire Rate II Dammage III Clip 10 Capacity 40 ->Obtain “Kinshi Kunsho: Order of the Golden Dragon” medal It may have a lower fire rate than the SPA-15, but in revanche it has better accuracy and a significantly better range than average shotguns. You can also use normal 12 gauge shells with this one. My rating: *** SlugHammer – 12 gauge slug Fire Rate II Dammage V Clip 10 Capacity 40 ->Obtain T1 rank The difference between SlugHammer and ShotHammer is again the same as between the Slug Defender and the Shot Defender (see above), that is increased range, better accuracy, etc. My rating: *** Sweeper 12 gauge – 12 gauge Fire Rate II Dammage II Clip 8 Capacity 40 ->Obtain the “South African Freedom Medal” To make it short, the Sweeper as nothing good to offer: modest power, average fire rate and awful range. The only positive point I could find is that it carries more ammunition than the average shotgun, but yet it is not the only one to do so. Besides, it takes a while to earn this weapon, which means you will certainly have a lot better by then. My rating: * VSS-DU – 9x39 DU Fire Rate III Dammage V Clip 24 Capacity 72 ->Obtain SASOE special rating The VSS-DU is the only weapon in the game that is equiped with a nightvision scope. Otherwise, it is in all aspects similar to the VSS- Special. My rating: *** STAVA M70 B1 – 7.62 Soviet Rifle Fire Rate V Dammage IV Clip 30 Capacity 120 ->Obtain C6 rank Another one of those AK-47 copies. For a mysterious reason, you can not transfert AK ammo into this one, although they are the same. ii. Sidearm <AR2> ----------- Desert Express .50 - .50 Fire Rate II Dammage V Clip 7 Capacity 35 ->Obtain Gabe Logan’s commendation It has the same looks as the Desert Eliminator, but don’t be confounded between the two. The .50 bullets of this one makes it the most powerful handgun of the game. Make good use of it since you do not have a lot of ammo. My rating: ***** Jerico-41 - .41 Fire Rate II Dammage V Clip 12 Capacity 144 ->Obtain O4 rank The Jerico packs a lot of punch and has enough ammunition to be used as your main weapon. It’s one of the most powerful pistols, just behind the Desert Express obviously. My rating: **** Mark 23 - .45 Fire Rate II Dammage V Clip 12 Capacity 144 ->Obtain C1 rank Although they present very similar statistics, the Mark 23 is just one step back of the Jerico in terms of firepower. However, it seems it has a better range. My rating: **** 93R – 9mm Fire Rate IV Dammage III Clip 13 Capacity 156 ->Obtain Imani Gray’s commendation This modified version of the 92F is a little superior than this last one thanks to its fire rate. Although it can not fire in full auto, its 3-round bursts makes it better than your basic pistols. One think I just can’t get though... since it fires in 3-round bursts, why the hell give it a 13 bullet clip?! My rating: *** M1911 A1 - .45 ACP Fire Rate II Dammage V Clip 8 Capacity 40 ->Obtain 03 rank Everyone knows the famous M1911, the oldest pistol still in use. Its ratings are interesting, but you have limited ammo. My rating: *** CZ Mach-9 – 9mm Fire Rate V Dammage II Clip 32 Capacity 288 ->Obtain Maggie Powers’ commendation This automated pistol makes up for its lack of power with its high fire rate. Stable and accurante, it can complement a sniper as your main weapon. My rating: **** Desert Eliminator .357 - .357 Fire Rate II Dammage V Clip 12 Capacity 144 ->Obtain the “Karkadann, Alima’s Unicorn Charm” medal An excellent weapon, but which could use a little more firepower. To be put in the same class as the Mark 23 and Jerico-41. My rating: **** G-17 – 9mm Fire Rate III Dammage III Clip 12 Capacity 144 ->Obtain R2 rank Nothing more than the 92F. It may be a little more stable than the later. My rating: ** PPK - .32 Fire Rate III Dammage III Clip 12 Capacity 48 ->Complete Yemen 1 and 2 This little pistol is only appreciable for its silencer. Otherwise, it is similar to your basic pistols (92F and G-17). My rating: ** Desert Sniper .44 - .44 Fire Rate II Dammage V Clip 10 Capacity 50 ->Obtain Ehud Ben Zohar’s commendation Equiped with a scope, this pistol has very long range and dreaded power (just a little below the Jerico-41). Ammunition is rare, so use it with moderation. My rating: ***** 92F – 9mm Fire Rate III Dammage III Clip 12 Capacity 144 ->You have it from the beginning This is your first pistol, so obviously we don’t except it to be too good. Fortunately, you’ve got enough ammo to compensate a little. My rating: ** Mark 23 SD - .45 Fire Rate II Dammage V Clip 12 Capacity 144 ->Obtain T4 rank Combine the performances of the original Mark 23 and the usefulness of the PPK and what you get is a powerful silenced handgun. The Mark 23 SD can be used in all missions and allows you not to be handicapped anymore by a lack of power even when you need to be stealthty. My rating: ***** SP-57 – 5.7mm Fire Rate II Dammage V Clip 20 Capacity 80 ->Obtain O9 rank Strong and accurate, the SP-57 regrettably won’t serve you a lot, as you will certainly have better (in terms of ammo especially) when you get it. My rating: **** iii. Auxiliary <AR3> -------------- Tec 45 - .45 Fire Rate V Dammage IV Clip 62 Capacity 96 ->Obtain “Ellison Warner Award” Decent stability and power make the Tec 45 an efficient auxiliary weapon. But what is noticeable above all is its very fast lock-in time in auto-aim mode. My rating: **** G 53 – 5.56 NATO Fire Rate V Dammage V Clip 30 Capacity 120 ->Obtain Teresa Lipan’s commendation The G 53 is undisputably the most powerful auxiliary weapon. It is also the only one to use 5.56 NATO rounds. Although it may not be the most stable, it has enough firepower to make you forget about it. And the lock-on time remains fast. My rating: ***** MAK-10 10mm – 10mm Super Auto round Fire Rate V Dammage III Clip 32 Capacity 160 ->Obtain O5 rank Nothing outstanding: average stability and power. Moreover it uses a unique type of ammo. My rating: ** Air Pistol – Dart Gun Fire Rate I Dammage Incap Clip 1 Capacity 9 ->Obtain ENLFS rating It is the only auxiliary weapon that comes with a scope (with a limited zoom however). The Air Pistol is silenced and non-lethal, which makes it one of the best for stealth missions. Yet it does not have a large capacity so you won’t be able to rely on it has your main non-lethal weapon. It is better to use it in completion with the Stun Jack. My rating: ** Biz-9 – 9mm Fire Rate V Dammage III Clip 32 Capacity 160 ->Complete the three Carthage levels What makes it better than the Scorpion is that is uses a more common ammo type. Otherwise, both are pretty similar. My rating: *** China Tyoe 67 – Type 64 rimeless Fire Rate IV Dammage III Clip 12 Capacity 48 ->Obtain Lian Xing’s commendation Wlthough it says IV in fire rate, this weapon is semi-automatic. Combined with poor firepower and its limited ammunition, you get a rather mediocre weapon. My rating: * SSP 90 – 5.57 P90 Fire Rate V Dammage IV Clip 50 Capacity 200 ->Obtain the SAECE special rating This is on of the most efficient auxiliary weapon. It combines power, incredible fire rate and exceptionnal stability (same class as the C11). Its large clip will allow you to shot for a long time before having to constantly reload and you’ve got enough ammo for the need of a mission. My rating: ***** Scorpion - .32 Fire Rate V Dammage III Clip 32 Capacity 160 ->Complete the bonus objective “Shoot all targets in under 45 seconds” in training mission. It is most likely the first auxiliary weapon you’ll use. It has average stability and firepower, but unfortunately it uses a rare type of ammo. My rating: *** Spectre – 9mm Fire Rate V Dammage III Clip 32 Capacity 160 ->Obtain “Carthage Exemplary Service Tribute” medal Its ratings are similar to those of the Biz-9 and Scorpion, but it does not have the same stability as those two. It also fires burst of 3 rounds. My rating: ** UNP 45 - .45 Fire Rate V Dammage III Clip 32 Capacity 288 ->Obtain SACIE special rating It uses .45 bullet which gives it some more firepower than other models with similar ratings. It also has a lot of ammo in reserve. My rating: **** MDS-7 – 4.6mm Penetrator Fire Rate V Dammage II Clip 40 Capacity 160 ->Obtain O6 rank The MDS-7 has excellent stability and over the average fire rate. It fires so fast that you should keep an eye your ammo when using it. My rating: **** MDS A3 – 9mm Fire Rate IV Dammage IV Clip 30 Capacity 720 ->Obtain ETXS rating The MDS A3 isn’t as stable as the MDS-7, but it has more firepower and virtualy limitless ammo. Its fire rate is however a little low for an auxiliary. My rating: **** MDS-k POW – 9mm Fire Rate V Dammage III Clip 30 Capacity 720 ->Obtain “Great Lakes Service Medal” Are you the kind of player who wastes a lot of bullets? Well this is a weapon made for you! Outside of that, it lacks firepower and has so-so stability. My rating: *** iv. Grenade <AR4> ----------- DormaGen Gas Fire Rate n/a Dammage Incap Clip 1 Capacity 9 ->Obtain ANLFS rating These grenades may really come in handy when you have to take care of several collateral targets at once. Ironically, the majority of enemies who would fall in such category will wear gas masks (in such levels as Lorelei, for instance). The gas cloud is of average side and will dissipate quickly. My rating: ** Saring Nerve Agent Fire Rate n/a Dammage V Clip 1 Capacity 9 ->Obtain ETES rating The neurotoxic gas is very large and takes a while before it clears away. Any enemy coming into contact with it will be killed instantaneously. Watch out so you don’t kill yourself too. Make sure the gas cloud is completely dissipated before you come closer. These grenades are especially efficient against large number of enemies who tries to ambush you. My rating: ***** Smoke Grenade Fire Rate n/a Dammage n/a Clip 1 Capacity 12 ->Complete training level Most of the players underestimate there utility, but they help you a lot more than you think. Put your agent in a cloud of smoke and enemies won’t be able to shoot you, while you can get them with manual aiming. My rating: ** M61 frag grenade Fire Rate n/a Dammage V Clip 1 Capacity 10 ->Obtain ITES rating The explosion is powerful enough to kill any enemy in a significant range. It takes a while to get them, but they certainly worth it. My rating: **** Incendiary grenade Fire Rate n/a Dammage IV Clip 1 Capacity 6 ->Obtain ATES rating These grenades won’t explode on impact and won’t kill enemies on the spot, as opposed to M61. The circle of fire created by the detonation of this grenade is large enough to block an average-size corridor, but it does not stay active for very long. My rating: *** v. Melee <AR5> -------- K-BAR Fire Rate IV Dammage V Clip n/a Capacity n/a ->Complete training level This is your basic knife, the one you will use in your first stealth missions. Quiet, you must be sure of your shot, because it is not very powerful. My rating: ** E.D.T. Fire Rate IV Dammage III Clip n/a Capacity n/a ->Obtain INLFS rating The E.D.T. is useful in somes infiltration missions (like Chechnya), mais be sure to know how to use it. Tase the enemy for a time too long, and he’ll catch fire. Don’t do it for long enough, and you won’t knock out your target. Also take note that it does not go through flak jackets. E.P.D.D. Fire Rate IV Dammage III Clip n/a Capacity n/a ->Obtain ENLFS2 rating This long-range version of the Taser can catch its target almost every time, as long as there are no obstacles between you. For the rest, it works like the E.D.T. My rating: **** Shuriken Fire Rate II Dammage V Clip 1 Capacity 12 ->Obtain ICKS rating These little throwing stars may seem attractive when you first use them in the Kyrgysztan mission where they one-shot kill any enemy. But you’ll come back to Earth as you use them in any other level where you’ll need at least two hits to take down an enemy. Moreover, it has short range and there slow speed makes it difficult to hit a moving target. My rating: * Stun Jack Fire Rate II Dammage Incap Clip n/a Capacity n/a ->You have it from the beginning Quiet and non-lethal, this is the perfect weapon when stealth is at stakes and when collateral targets are in the way. It has short range, but on the other hand you don’t have any ammo to care about. My rating: ***** Stiletto Fire Rate IV Dammage V Clip n/a Capacity n/a ->Obtain ACKS rating The Stiletto is slightly more powerful than the K-Bar, but it may still make a difference against some enemies. Still, it is always better to get your target from behind to get the animation kill. My rating: *** IPCA Commando Fire Rate IV Dammage V Clip n/a Capacity n/a ->Obtain ECKS rating Finally a knife that can kill almost any enemy with one blow. The only problem is that you don’t really need it anymore when you get it. My rating: **** Vibroblade Fire Rate IV Dammage V Clip n/a Capacity n/a ->Obtain ECKS2 rating This knife can kill virtually any enemy. But it takes an eternity to earn it, so you probably won’t use it a lot. My rating: ***** vi. Others <AR6> ---------- The fallowing weapons do not appear in your inventory, but you can get them in certain levels. AK-47 – 7.62 Soviet Rifle Fire Rate V Dammage V Clip 30 Capacity 120 ->Belarus 1 and 2, Ukraine The AK-47 is said to be the most widely used weapon in the world... and in video games too I’d say. It’s ridiculous stabitily is compensated by unquestionable firepower. But unless you have no better rifle, I don’t suggest you use it. My rating: *** Galil AR – 5.56 NATO Fire Rate V Dammage V Clip 24 Capacity 168 ->Yemen 1 The Galil AR is a modified version of the AK that uses the more frequent 5.56 NATO rounds. It is also a lot more stable and still has decent power. My rating: **** SKS – 7.62 Soviet Rifle Fire Rate V Dammage IV Clip 50 Capacity 150 ->Belarus 2 This is a weapon you will rarely find during the game, even in the Belarus 2 mission. The SKS is more stable than the AK, but it gives up some firepower. Its large clip is also a plus point. My rating: *** DSC-1 Thermal – 7.62 NATO Fire Rate II Dammage V Clip 8 Capacity 32 ->Minsk As opposed to the DSC-1 you have in your inventory, this version is equiped with a thermal-vision scope (its for a matter of fact one of the only two weapons to have that device, with the AU300 Mod-R). My rating: **** SG-36 - 5.56 NATO Fire Rate III Dammage V Clip 24 Capacity 96 ->Carthage 2, Myanmar The SG-36 is a great sniper rifle, equiped with the strongest scope (long zoom, but very slow), and it can also be used during firefights, due to its decent fire rate and stability. My rating: **** SG-8 – 7.62 NATO Fire Rate II Dammage V Clip 24 Capacity 72 ->Tokyo This weapon is a copy of the C8 Rifle, except it carries less ammo and has a lower fire rate. My rating: **** Vek R4 – 5.56 Incendiary Fire Rate V Dammage III Clip 30 Capacity 120 ->Myanmar Glaring lack of firepower and average stability. Besides, it takes a long while for it to lock-on a target. Keep in mind that it can use ordinary 5.56 NATO rounds. My rating: ** CZ 75 – 9mm Fire Rate III Dammage III Clip 15 Capacity 180 ->Minsk The CZ 75 could be described as a semi-automatic version of the CZ Mach-9. It has a little more power, the that’s nothing exceptionnal and otherwise it is similar to your basic pistols (92F and G-17). My rating: ** Jerico-9 – 9mm Fire Rate II Dammage III Clip 16 Capacity 96 ->Yemen 1 The Jerico-9 is basically a previous version of the Jerico-41, this ons using the less powerfull 9mm bullets. The result is a pistol with an ordinary fire rate, but without the firepower that usally makes up for it with the Jerico-41. Unless you can have dual wield, this weapon is to avoid. My rating: ** D229 - .40 S&W Fire Rate II Dammage V Clip 13 Capacity 78 ->Tokyo Put it in the same category as the Jerico-41 and the Mark 23, but with less ammo. My rating: *** Makarov Pistol – 9mm Soviet Pistol Fire Rate II Dammage V Clip 12 Capacity n/a ->Yemen 1 and Ukraine Excellent pistol, but unfortunately we can’t really use it since you won’t find any ammo. My rating: **** PSM – 5.45 Soviet Pistol Fire Rate III Dammage IV Clip 12 Capacity 144 ->Lorelei and Zurich A reliable pistol that makes a balance between firepower and fire rate. If it can compete with the Mark 23 or Jerico-41 in terms of power, it is still efficient, especially when wielding two at the time. My rating: **** Riot Pistol – 9mm Rubber Bullet Fire Rate II Dammage III Clip 12 Capacity 120(+?) ->Zurich You probably won’t use it much, but it is a weapon that can be efficient when fighting several collateral targets. Otherwise, it is not a reliable weapon when stealth is at stakes, since it is not silenced. My rating: *** MDS A4- 9mm Fire Rate V Dammage III Clip 30 Capacity 150 ->Carthage 1 and 3 Slightly less powerful than the Scorpion and the Biz-9, you’ll probably loose more time and health trying to get it in Charthage 1 than what it actually worth. My rating: *** Tec 9 – 9mm Fire Rate V Dammage III Clip 32 Capacity 384 ->Tokyo Nice auxiliary weapon that offers an excellent stability with large reserve stock of ammo to make up for the lack of firepower. My rating: *** Helico 960 – 9mm Fire Rate IV Dammage IV Clip 50 Capacity 200 ->Tokyo The Helico 960 offers enough firepower and ammunition to be used as your main weapon (if you don’t have a better one). There is only its fire rate that is a little below the average, but on the other hand it has decent stability and a long range. My rating: **** Uzi – 9mm Fire Rate V Dammage III Clip 32 Capacity 192 ->Yemen 1 and 2 It is regrettable that you can’t use the Uzi in other missions. It’s certainly not the most powerful weapon, but its stability is well over the average. The lock-on time is also remarkable. My rating: **** ABRAM 2000 – 9mm Fire Rate V Dammage III Clip 16 Capacity 80 ->Montenegro Very unstable and with small clips that prevent you from using it in long firefights. Hopefully you don’t use it much when you get it. Marz FMG – 9mm Fire Rate V Dammage IV Clip 40 Capacity 80 ->Lorelei This weapon also made a brief appearance in Syphon Filter 3 (it was nammed Mars). Apart is typical look, the Marz is an average auxiliary weapoon. It does not carry a lot of ammo, but it uses 9mm bullets that are easy to gather. My rating: *** Stava M85 – 5.56 NATO Fire Rate V Dammage III Clip 30 Capacity 150 ->Lorelei The only auxiliary weapon with the G 53 to use 5.56 NATO rounds, it has however nothing in common with the later one, especially in terms of firepower. The Stava M85 fires 3-round bursts and is rather unstable. The lock-on time is also a little slow. My rating: ** XM-84D Flashbang Grenade Fire Rate n/a Dammage n/a Clip 1 Capacity 10 ->Carthage 1 The usefulness of these grenades is questionable. When it explodes near enemy, it will incapacitate them for a short while. The problem is that you can be affected too if you look at the flash. If you are using nightvision goggles at the same time, the blindness will last even longer. My rating: * M67 Delayed Frad Grenade Fire Rate n/a Dammage V Clip 1 Capacity 24 ->Carthage 3, Ukraine Most likely you won’t get a lot of opportunities to use these grenades since they are hard to find. The main difference with the M61 is that the M67 won’t explode on impact, but rather after a 3 second delay. This can be both an advantage and an inconvenient, depending on how you use them. My rating: *** Anti-Armor Frag Fire Rate n/a Dammage V Clip 1 Capacity 12 ->Belarus 2 This type of grenade is the only weapon that will work against the tank in Belarus 2. Otherwise, the effects are similar to those of the M61 grenade. My rating: **** =========== H. Missions <MSS> =========== There is the core of the guide. This section will tell you in detail how to complete each of the 19 missions of the game. Keep in mind however that the suggested itineraries are not the only way to get to end of the level. However, these are the routes I used to complete all objectives and parameters in addition to beating the time limits. If you fallow closely these instructions and that you do them quickly, you should also be able to beat those times. There are certainly other ways, and sureley some will be faster, but mines are rather easy to fallow, yet efficient. At the beginning of each level, I will write down the objectives and paramaters. Most of the times these objective won’t be listed in your PDS as you start the mission, but they will be added as you proceed. Take note that it is possible the complete an objectif even though you may not have officialy received it yet. It will sometimes be essential to do so in order to beat par-times. As opposed to previous Syphon Filter games, failing a mission objective does not bring the mission to an end. Obviously this will bring about some consequences, but it will still be possible to complete the mission and jump to the next one. For that matter, don’t go crazy trying to complete everyont on your first try. Give yourself some time to learn mission terrains. To beat those par-times, since we talked about them, you must complete all mission objectives and parameter. The clock never stops, even if you die and respawn at your last checkpoint, with the exception of the bonus missions. You will come across several “Strategy” headings as you read this guide. They will give you indications and tips for certain battles or on ways to save some more time. But keep in mind that the itineraries given already allows you do beat the par-times, as long as you move fast. Some objectives will be tagged “Team only”. As you may have guessed, these can only be achieved with the help of one or more teamates. When trying to beat a solo par-time, you do not need to complete those objectives. You will find team strategies at the end of each mission below. I used the codenames given in the game (Cobra, Python, Viper and Dragon) only so that you fallow more easily. Of course, any player may actually do the job I’ve assigned to any of them. Since I will only specify things that are different from the off-line mission, pleaser refer to the main section of the mission for more details. Bonus missions ############## To unlock these mission (there are 4 of them), you need to beat the par-times of the previous missions. These missions fallow a more traditionnal patern, similar to those of the previous SF games. That means that all objectives must be done (except for hidden ones) to complete the mission. Failing one objective will have you fail the entire mission. These bonus missions by the way do not have any checkpoints, yet they are generally quite short. ======================================================================= I. IPCA European Command: Training Center <L01> ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Objectives: Enter training course Go to the target range and equip a gun Pick up the body Hide the body in a discreet area Exit the training course Bonus - shoot all the targets in under 45 seconds No collateral damage Par-time: -:-- This is not really your first mission. It’s rather a training level that allows beginners and even more experienced players to familiarize with the controls and the new fonctions. Believe me, even if you think you know how the handle a SF game, this training won’t hurt you at all. Anyways you don’t really have a choice but to go through it if you want to get all weapons. I don’t think I need to tell you how to complete this level. Fallow the instructions given and pay attention to the pannels scattered all over the place. There is only one place that may be of some challenge (still...), it is when you get to the shooting range. If you can hit all targets in under 45 seconds, you will be rewarded with a Scorpion. You get a DSC-1 to do it. Just watch out for the target located on the highest building, about half-way to the end. It is not as easy to spot as the other. The rest is a piece of cake. Completing the mission will earn you, in addition to the Scorpion, K- Bar and smoke grenades. ======================================================================= II. Carthage, Michigan: Quarantine Zone <L02> ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Objectives: Replace bio-data gear Collect 5 water samples Perform field autopsy Scan tissue sample Eliminate Proust Protect CHA officers No collateral damage Retrieve Broussard's laptop (Team) Solo par-time : 11:00 Team par-time : 7:00 This is your true first mission. As you start, get to the street where you’ll meet a first CHA officer. Help him get rid of the terrorists that are attacking, but don’t get to close of the CHA or he’ll fire at you too. Once it’s done, go towards the parking garage and turn left. You’ll see a container on which you can climb to reach a ladder. This ladder will get you to the building in which you’ll find a door with an access pannel to its right. There is also a CHA officer at the end of this corridor. There are two ways to proceed. You can either shoot the access pannel or sneak behind the officer and stun him with your Stun Jack. This one takes a few more seconds, but if you choose to shoot the lock the officer will hear the gun firing sound and come at you, so you’ll need to be quick. Whatever you did, you’ll find in the room behind that door your bio-data gear. Take it and leave the building the way you came. Once your down the ladder, get the first water sample in the corner to your left where there is also a valve. Go back to the street and turn right to get to the shopping mall. Shoot the glass and take the stairs down. Eliminate the enemies down there, but watch out for the “C4 Trigger man”. Down go passed the first corridor to your right, or he’ll detonate his charge located of the left wall. The Trigger man hides behind some obstacles ahead, which makes him difficult to target. Instead of loosing a great deal of time, you can simply go in that corridor to the right that I’ve just mentionned before. Collect the second sample at the fontain and keep going until you get back to the main hall (the Trigger man we’ll be visibile to your left). Turn right and keep going until you meet a second C4 Trigger Man. This one will hide behind the next corner as you get closer. The C4 charge is located on the wall opposite to him (to your right). If you can’t kill him from a distance before he turns the corner, stick to the left wall and keep walking until the charge is detonated. Kill the remaining enemies in the area and take the nearest stairs up to the surface. Before you is a large fountain in which you’ll find the third water sample. But first, you must eliminate the terrorists threatening two CHA officers in the building in front of you. Get back outside, take the sample and then turn left and kneel inside the pipe. Grab the CHA HAZMAT suit and go back outside once again to where you were. Cross the place and go in the CHA tent. Take the tissue sample from the corpse right as you enter and get back outside to the place where you took the suit. ++++++++++++ + Strategy + ++++++++++++ This is the “normal” way to do this part, in terms of storyline. But there are two things you can do in order to save valuable seconds (if not minutes). First, as you get the the fountain area, eliminate only the two first enemies that are outside the building with the CHA officers. They will take care of the other terrorists, you can rest easy about it. Second, it is easily possible to do the autopsy without having put on the CHA suit first. To do so, you must remember to bring with you a non-lethal weapon, preferably the Stun Jack, plus at best some smoke grenades. Once you are in the decontamination room, throw a smoke grenade at your feet. The smoke, although it won’t seem to go inside the tent, will still affect the first CHA patroling near the corpse. If you are fast enough, he won’t be able to shoot back at you before you knock him down. In the case you don’t have smoke grenades, you can still stun him before he inflicts you too much dammage. Back to the guide ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This time you’re in the tent where there was the CHA suit, get out by the other ventilation pipe. Once on the street, you will have to protect another CHA. Beware of the C4 Trigger Man and the terrorists on the roofs. Once you’re cleared, go to the end of that street and into the pipe you’ll see there. It will get you in a new tent in which you’ll find a scanning station. But before, you must switch on the power supply which it outside, left to where the scanner is. Then, go back inside and have the tissue sample scanned. The process will one minute and terrorists will attack the generator during that time. Stop them as they do until the count-down reaches zero. Near the scanning station, you’ll see another ventilation pipe (don’t worry, that’s the last one...) leading outside the tent, where you’ll need to protect one last CHA officer. Just watch out for the car which is likely to explode. Take the fourth water sample near the fire hydrant, then climb on the wall left to the gate (a tag will appear when you’re at the right place). Climb down the stairs and climb in the ventilation shaft. When you get out, kill the terrorists and take the last water sample from the drinking fountain. Get down to the subway level while getting rid of the enemies on the way. As you get there, you’ll witness a spectacular train crash. Don’t cross the rails or you’ll get fried. Instead, take the tunnel right that goes under the rails and once on the other side, find the door that will lead you upstairs to where a power switch for the rail system is located. Turn it off. +++++++++++++ + Stratégie + +++++++++++++ You can save another 20-30 seconds here. Before you actually get in the subway terminal, see a dark passage to your left. In there, you’ll see some stairs and up there, you’ll be able to reach a poll crossing the whole place. First get rid of the enemy on the other side and then shimmy across the where the power switch is. Back to the guide ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Go back down and take the subway tunnel opposite to there the subway car crashed (you can’t go in the other direction anyways). Eliminate the enemies and the way (some will throw flashbang grenades that may confuse you for a while). Once you get to the next station, climb the stairs up to where is Proust. He will stand behind a counter and is heavily armed. Take him down to end the mission. +++++++++++++++++++++ + Strategy : Proust + +++++++++++++++++++++ Actually it a rather easy fight. Of course, since Proust stands behind a counter that covers him up to waist, auto-aim will not bet as efficient. If you got them, throw a smoke grenade before the counter and hide in the gas cloud. Turn-on your nightvision goggles (you should have found some on the way) and you should see Proust despite the smoke, whereas he won’t be able to spot you at all. Otherwise, a headshot is your best shot, but it can be tough to get as Proust will start running as soon as he sees you. ********************** * On-line strategies * ********************** The team par-time is not difficult to get, even with only one or two teammates. One objective adds up to the others, that is getting Broussard’s laptop which is located in the bank (the building on fire right to where you start). You must be coordinated with one teammate, as one will have to open the fire valve (near the first water sample) while the other get the laptop inside before the water ruins it. Finally, in order to eliminate Proust, one will have to get to where he is by the subway entrance located in that same area. There is however a gate blocking the way. You must destroy it with a C4 charge that will find by climbing with the help of a teammate onto the trailer (the C4 is in a building to the left of it that you reach by jumping). Cobra: As the mission starts, Cobra go get a bio-data gear. He will be in charge of collecting the water samples. When he gets to the third sample (near the fountain), he will also go perform the autopsy (it is best for him to bring smoke grenades and the Stun Jack to save some time here). Once he arrives a the scanning station, he will put the tissu in the scanner and let Dragon defend the generator. Cobra should instead focus on the last two water samples. Python: First, he helps the first CHA officer. Then, in cooperation with Viper, he turn the fire suppressor valve on. After, he goes to the trailer, climbs on it and get a C4 charge. He blows the gate blocking the subway entrance and sneaks into the terminal to where Proust is. Python will have to take care of him. Viper: After having secured the bank area, he gets Broussard’s laptog when the fire suppressor system is turned on byt Python. He can then go assist his teammates, especially Dragon near the scanning station. Dragon: He is mainly in charge of providing cover fire. He should Protects the CHA officers and when it’s done, get to the scanning station. He turns on the power generator and defends it while the tissue sample is being scanned. NOTES: Near the first water sample is a valve that you can turn on. Don’t worry about it if your playing off-line, since it’s only purpose is to complete the team objective. It is absolutely impossible to complete this objective when playing solo (unless you use the roll/jump trick; see section L for more details), since you be able to get to the laptop before it is dammaged by the water. In the first section of the level, you’ll find a ventilation pipe. It’ll lead you inside a tent where a CHA officer stands. Near him is a box containing a MDS A4. You can always take it, but the CHA won’t give it so easily... When playing on-line, it may be useful to note to existence of a second power switch for the subway rail system. It is located in the second station (the one where Proust is). Once you’ve killed him, go down to the rail level and you’ll see a door in both corners of that station. They are linked to each other by a corridor crossing under the rail and half-way in it, you’ll see the said switch. ======================================================================= III. Carthage, Michigan: Warehouse District <L03> ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Objectives: Stop 3 ALA from contaminating water Collect 3 viral containers from the ALA Eliminate all 4 ALA death squad assassins Eliminate unidentified female ALAAssist Imani by distracting Fournier Eliminate Fournier Provide Imani covering fire Protect CHA officer No collateral damage Hidden objective: Obtain Mujrai's recorder Solo par-time : 8:00 Team par-time : 5:00 This second mission might get you desoriented the first few times. The best way not to get lost without having the memorize the entire level is to find a route and always use it afterwards (this works well especially when trying to beat the par-time). Eventually, you’ll happen to know all possible itineraries and you’ll be able to choose whitch one works best for you. Your first concern as you start this level is to find the three ALA that are threatening to contaminate the water system, since you’ve only got 5 minutes to do so (which happens to be well long enough). First, fallow the rails to the right and cross the the other rails as soon as you can. Take the first passage left. Take the stairs down and when you get to a dead end, take your right (ignore the ladder to the left). At the next crossing, go left and you’ll eventually get to a large room, refered to as the pumping room. You are currently on the lower level and the first ALA is located on a platform higher to your left. Normally, he should not have heard you yet and he is having a conversation with another terrorist. You of course have to kill him, however you must to it in a way that his body will fall off the platform. One efficient way to do it is to first get his attention. Either shoot a shot in the air or hit him to the body (avoid headshot or using a powerful weapon). Once he is alerted, he will turn to face you. Get him at this moment and he should fall. Climb the stairs while dealing with the other terrorists spawning in the giant pipes around the room and collect the first viral container on the ALA body. ++++++++++++++++++++++ + Alternate strategy + ++++++++++++++++++++++ If by some bad luck the ALA doesn’t fall to your level, there is still a way to get the viral container, but the process will take longer and be more dangerous. Par-time is still possible under those circumstances, but you must really fly to get the other objectives done. On the other side of the room, opposite to the platform with the ALA guy is another similar platform, yet a little lower. This will let you reach it if you stand near one of its edge and press Triangle. You’ll then be able to grab a small pipe to the ceiling that goes across the room up to the platform with the ALA. However, enemies will shoot you from the pipes on each side and there they’ll respawn endlessly. In order to have a better change of survival while crossing the room, get wo the machinery room (accessible from the sewers) and shut down the generators. This will result in every issues to the pumping room being shut, including the pipes were the enemies are. They only way to get in or out of it now is from the lower entrance. By the same token, this will also prevent you from reaching the exit I will indicate next. Back to the guide ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Left to the platform where the ALA was standing is a ladder leading to the sewers. Turn right as you get in them and the second ALA will stand just before you. Kill him and take the second container. Keep going while take care of the enemies falling from above. When you reach the end, turn right into a second sewer. The last ALA is at the end of this one. Eliminate him and the countdown will stop. Take the last viral container from his body. About half-way into this sewer, you’ll see an exit to you right. Take it and go up to a furnace room. Kill the terrorist waiting for you there and climb the ladder to the surface. The next part may proove a little more difficult. As soone as you get out to the surface, the four ALA death squad assassins will start running from the area you arrived in. They are all heavily armed and equiped with flak jackets. Try to kill them as quickly as possible, otherwise you’ll have to chase them as they try to run away. If you’re not fast enough, they might just succeed, so try to get them before they can even leave this area. Once you’re done with them, you’ll have to eliminate a women ALA. She will also hangs out around the basketball court. She does wear an armor, but she’s still armed with an M-16k. You can also get one from a box inside the house from where she got out. Kill her without waiting. When you’re done, get inside the appartment building at the other end of the street. Keep fallowing the same corridor until you get to the exist (to your left). You’ll end up near the theater where Fournier is. Make a few steps right and you’ll see him on the roof of the theater. Eliminate him with a headshot and get back in the alley up the the rear of theater. A door you let you in. Eliminate the four enemies and climb up to the second floor. Open the second door to get into the stage. From the balcony, take out the two terrorists holding up the CHA hostage. You must act quick before the kill him. Go down to the first floor and the CHA will open a door as he escapes. Get inside and grab Mujari’s recorder on the stage. Leave the theater. Come back to where you killed Fournir and turn right. And the end of the street, you’ll see terrorists preventing Imani from getting in the wharehouse. Don’t bother with them. Instead, find the alley to the right of that building. After you’ve turned the corner, you’ll see an emergency ladder being lowered. Killed the terrorist above and climb this ladder. Inside you’ll meet three terrorists wearing flak jackets. Kill them to end the mission. ********************** * On-line strategies * ********************** Again a rather easy level on-line. Two players may easily beat this time limit. There are no additionnal objective, so nothing really changes from the solo mode. Cobra: He is in charge of getting the three viral containers, starting by the one in the pumping room. He of course must make sure the ALA will fall off its platform using the method suggested earlier. Is he fails, he must hurry to shut down the power generators, yet making sure his teammates are all on the surface so they won’t block their way doing so. Python: He fallows Cobra at the beginning, but ignores the ALA. Once he in the pumping room, he climbs the ladder to the far left of and get to the surface by the nearest exit (to his left as het get in the sewer). He should end up near Fournier. He takes care of him as soon as he appears and then saves the CHA inside the theater and get Mujari’s recorder. He goes to the wharehouse and eliminates the three terrorists inside. Viper: As the mission starts, he turns right on the rail and goes up to the station. He takes the corridor to the left and gets to the furnace room. He exits to the surface and deals with the ALA squad and the female ALA. Dragon: Dragon almost gets the day off for this one. He may help Viper getting rid of the ALA squad and then assists Python at the wharehouse. NOTES: There are three exits to the surface from the sewers. The 4 ALA assassins will start running as soon as you get out, whatever the exit you used. When Imani tells you to distract Fournir to she can enter the wharehouse, you’re theorically not supposed to kill him yet. At least, that’s not what the developpers intended as the normal scenario. You are rather supose to distract Fournir so he stops shooting at Imani. There are two ways this can be done. First, you can simply show yourself open so to draw his fire to you (a rather arguable strategy). Otherwise, you’ll see some building with black windows that seem to be 3D. Throw a M61 grenade inside on of these and the building with catch on fire. There are windows of this kind around the theater. This may also works as a distraction. Furthermore, Fournier might jump off the theater roof to a building next to it and try to escape your grenades (refer to a Zeus file concerning this). While playing on-line, it is possible to climb with the help of a teammate on the subway car near the beginning of the level (on which a terrorist is standing). You’ll then be able to grab a C4 charge and then use it in the furnace room. This will cause the building above to be partly destroyed by the explosion, there killing off the ALA squad. However, the debries will also block this exit, forcing you to make a slight detour. Finally, again with the help of your teammate, you can climb inside that same building by a whole in its left wall. Inside you’ll find a box with some items, including a MGL. ======================================================================= IV. Carhage, Michigan: Carthage Mall <L04> ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Objectivess: Lock down mall entrances Disarm both viral explosives Complete DPE order on Masson No collateral damage Rescue injured SWAT officers (Team) Solo par-time : 5:00 Team par-time : 3:00 This is probably the shortest and smallest missions of the game. Don’t take it easy though, because the smoke filling up the entire space will make seem bigger than it is. Use your map if needed. I also strongly suggest that you take smoke grenades with you, especially if you are trying to get par or 0 deaths. As you start, go right to the first doors to lock. When you get close to it, a few terrorists will attack you. Either eliminate them or throw a smoke grenade near the door which will cover you up as you lock it. When you’re done, turn around and go to the right of the stairs where you’ll see the first of two bombs. Here it’s almost vital to use a smoke grenade as you disarm it, because in addition to terrosit attacks, one of them will throw grenades at you from way above. Disarm the bomb and leave the place ASAP. Get to the second bomb which in a similar spot in the other half of the mall. Watch out for the passageway above which will collapse as you cross under it. Use the same strategy with the second bomb. The second entrance is located the left of the stairs in front of you. Lock it and climb to the second floor. The last two entrances are on this level. Terrorists will keep attacking you as you get close to them. Once there both locked, prepare for your first real boss fight. Masson will be firing from the third floor, which you can’t climb to. He is heavily armed and wears a flak-jacket. Additionnaly, you’ll have to deal with Snipers, armed with AU300 Mod-R. Consider kiling a few of them to get there weapon if you don’t have better against Masson. +++++++++++++++++++++ + Strategy : Masson + +++++++++++++++++++++ See the two passageways on third level crossing the mall East to West? Masson will tend to stand on one of these. Use the many obstacles (columns, information panels, etc.). It is best to use a weapon equiped with a scope (the AU300 for instance) which will facilitate a headshot in this fog. Again, smoke grenades might come in handy, especially used in combination with the AU300 Mod-R and its thermal scope. ********************** * On-line strategies * ********************** This level requires a lot of coordination between players. Even though it’s small, you need to act rapidly and with precision in order to beat the par-time. All players should brind smoke grenades along, because there is no time for a teammate providing covering fire. Cobra: He gets to the nearest stairs and saves the first SWAT. On the way, it would be good to disarm the bomb on the passageway, which will make it easier for Python later. He takes care of the second SWAT, located on the first floor. Python: He locks the first door, then climbs to the second floor and locks the second door, the one on the same side as the SWAT. He gets ready for the fight against Masson. Viper: He fallows Cobra, but does not cross the passageway. He instead goes to the door ahead and locks it. Then, go gain some time, he should break up the glass on the edge and lower himself to get on the first floor (he won’t loose any health if he first suspends him to the edge). He then locks the last door. Dragon: He takes care of the two viral bombs. Before he crosses under the passageway, he must make sure that Cobra has disarmed the bomb. Once he has disarmed the second bomb, he can get to the second floor and gets ready to fight Masson. NOTES: Enemies on this level are a lot stronger than in the two previous levels. Not only are they better armed (with G 53s), but they alos aim better and faster. Fortunately, there are many boxes with flak jackets around the place. Don’t be afraid to get them if needed. It is possible to rescue the two injured SWAT officers and complete the objective even when playing off-line. You must however be extremely fast and fallow a specific course of action. You’ll need smoke grenades and the Stun Jack. 1) Start off by locking the nearest door. 2) Get to the second bloor and cross the passageway without disarming the bomb. 3) Take the first SWAT officer and carry him to the safe zone. 4) Do the same with the second officer. 5) Lock the door near where the second SWAT was. 6) Take the nearest stairs to the second floor and turn right to get to the third door. Lock it. 7) Finally, cross once again the passageway to get to the last door and wait a few seconds. A third SWAT will enter by this door. As soon as you can, knock him using the Stun Jack. Lock the last door and the objective will be completed. You may have been frustrated by these grenades falling from the sky as you were disarming the viral bombs. These grenades (M67 Delayed frag) are actually thrown by a terrorist on the third floor. You can spot him if you pay attention. What is really odd about him is that he has phenomenal strenght. For obscur reasons, he is almost invincible and you’ll need a lot more ammo than for a normal enemy without a flak jacket. Still, a headshot will work as usual. If you can kill him early in the mission, you won’t be bothered by grenades after that. ======================================================================= V. Pescara, Italy: St. Cetteo Square (Bonus) <L05> ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Objectives: Set decoy explosives Assassinate Dimitri by the bell tower at 3:00 PM Move to extraction point Maintain stealth Solo par-time : 7:00 This is the first bonus mission. You’ll be playing as Stone and you can’t pick up your equipment. You will be armed with his precious SP-15 (charged with only one bullet) and you won’t be able to pick up enemies weapons. However, you can (and will have to) use the Neck Snap ability. Get behind an enemy and press Triangle or Square when barehanded to break his neck. If you fail any objective or parameter, you will have to start over from the beginning, like in old Syphon Filter games. There are also no checkpoints during the entire mission, which in revanche isn’t very long. Actually, if you complete this level you are almost certain to beat the time limit too. You have five minutes to get to the church tower from where you’ll take your shot, which is way enough. Even if you rush there, you can’t take out Dimitri before exactly 3:00. When the mission starts, go in the tunnel, but don’t turn the corner. Wait for the two guards to finish there conversation and for one of them to leave. Then, get behind the remaining guard and neck snap him. Bring his body further inside the tunnel. Wait there for the second guard to complete his round and leave again before getting out of the tunnel. Go a little bit right and you’ll see some barrils, behind which there is a ladder that will brind you down in a sewer. Fallow the pipe until you get back outside. Before you is a small bridge. As you get closer to it, two guards will appear on your radar. The first one is standing to your left and the second is foind back and forth on the bridge. Stay low and get near to the bridge (as long as you kneel, no one will spot you). When the patroling guard turns away, leave your spot and go right. To your left you’ll see an alley. Just after that, there is a small alcove. Go hide there and what for a guard to stop in front of you. Kill him and move his body in the alley (don’t worry about the guard on the bridge, he won’t see you). Set the C4 in the corner and get back on the main street. Turn left and keep going until you the next enemies. One is standing on a terrace to your right, a second one is also standing further ahead and a third one is patroling yet further in the street. First get closer to the guard on the terrace and climb the wall near the bicycle. Eliminate him and hide his body behind the wall so that the third guard won’t notice it. Also remember this place as it will be involved later on. Climb down the stairs a go behind the second guard. Kill him and wait for the third guard to approach. When he turns around, fallow him silently. You’ll eventually cross under a large passageway on which another guard is standing. To your left are some more alcoves in which you must hide while the patrolling guard passes in front of you. You can fallow him again and eliminate him when he stops, but that’s unecessary. As for the guard on the passageway above, wait for him to come to the bottom of the stairs and to climb up again before you go any further. The church tower is just in front of you. Climb to the top and wait for the bells to ring 3 o’clock. Dimitri will be just on the pavement of the church, talking with his bodyguards. On the third bell ring, kill him. Stone will then detonate the decoy C4 and you’ll only have to come back to where you started. Climb down to the street level and fallow the same path you came in by. The guard that was on the passageway should attack you and he is very heavily armed. Roll to avoid taking dammage and keep on running. When you get to the terrace where you took out a guard earlier (I told you to remember this place), climb on the wall behind the table and you’ll end up near the gutter near the sewer pipe. Find your way to the extraction zone (you should be clear of guards). NOTES: The par-time is 7 minutes, and you need inetitably need 5 to kill Dimitri. This leaves you with 2 minutes to get to the extraction zone. Unless you do it on purpose, it is almost impossible not to beat the time limit, as I said earlier. Why don’t you take advantage of this small gift... ======================================================================= VI. Mazyr, Belarus: Krivorozhstal Mill <L06> ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Objectives: Shut off overloading machinesDisarm stacks explosives Escort some workers to safety Save Dobranski Tale mill documents from safe Eliminate CDP soldiers Eliminate Zhidkov Escort all workers to safety (Team) Solo par-time : 18:00 Team par-time : 13:00 As opposed to the last level, this one is huge and you may easily get lost. Take your time. The itinerary I’ll suggest down here is not the one I would recommand to use your first time through. You should instead use it when you’re ready to try to get par. The cow carcasse will disapear after a little while, so that’s the first objective you’ll have to deal with. Jump the wall in front as you start the mission and turn left on the other side. Roll under the fence (there’s a big hole you can’t miss). Keep going straight and eliminate the soldiers chasing the workers. But don’t waste your time trying to save them because they’ll get kill each time no matter what you do. You’ll quickly get to a train with a few soldiers around. Eliminate those in your way and turn left as you get to the level of the train. Open the door that you’ll see in front of you to get inside the slag pit building. You’ll find the carcasse in there and a few enemies. Eliminate them and take the sample. Climb the stairs to your left which will lead you to the first worker. Just beside him is also the first machine you’ll need to shut. Do it and take the worker with you to the elevator just below. Getting to the worker will trigger a few enemies to attack you. Stay near the worker and kill them as quick as possible. Leave the worker at the elevator (the area is now safe). Take the stairs in front of it and fallow this passageway out of the room. You’re now in a dark stair case. Go down and open the door in front of you (you’ll se a soldier standing to your right, but don’t go in that direction). ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ + Strategy : Protecting a worker + ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ It’s vital you know how to protect the workers you’ll need to escort down to the elevator, because almost all of them will trigger enemies that will try to stop you. Eventually, you’ll end up knowing enemy’s locations and you’ll be able to anticipate their attacks. Most of all, don’t ever let a worker leave your sight. At best, you should always keep them in radar range. On the other hand, don’t sticked on them either, because wild enemy shots my just hit him. The ideal is to place yourself half-way between the soldiers attacking and the worker. You must above all draw enemy attention and fire to you. Even though they are not very smart, the enemies will first answer to the biggest threat to them. Back to the guide ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ You are now in the melt foundry and you’ll find the second machine there. Shut it down, then climb the stairs and fallow the corridor until you get outside. Watch out because there is one sniper on each of the two towers. Eliminate them and climb the ladder. Go disarm the two explosive charges and climb down to the ground. Get passed the second machine you shut down earlier and take the door to the right. In the next room, go under the big industrial machines (you can’t go anywhere else) and use the door to your left to get inside the coil room. The third machines is just in front of you. As you enter, beware of the soldiers located on the passageway above because one will throw grenades at you (he’s the one without a flak jacket). Kill them quickly and shut the third machine. Go to the far left of the building and go outside where there are big coils. You’ll find a second worker there. Escort him the elevator. On the way, you’ll also come across another worker (in the statue courtyard) and he will be attacked by two soldiers as soon as you get in the area. You can simply ignore him. If he survives, you can come back and escort him in case you failed with another one. Leave the worker you are escorting at the elevator with the first one (watch out for that dark staircase where enemies can spawn right in front of you without further notice). Leave the slag pit building by the door to the left (by which you first came in) and fallow the train track to the right. When you get to where it meets another railway, go place a C4 charges there (you took them on the towers). If for some reason you didn’t get them, there are other C4 charges inside the wagon you just passed by. Fallow this new railway right until you get near those towers on which on disarm the explovises. Under them, you’ll find your third worker (use your map if you need it). He will trigger a few enemies, but that should be no big deal. Escort him to the elevator, but this time, take them three down to their shelter. Once they’re off the elevator platform, go back up. Get back outside and fallow the same path you did to find the last worker. This time however, keep fallowing the track and you’ll eventually get to a large tunnel. Two soldiers will attack you there and of them usually has some nightvision goggles on him. Kill them and take pair with you. Half-way in the tunnel, you’ll see an entrance to your left (it may be difficult to spot with the nightvision). Fallow this passage and climb the ladder at the end. You’ll get to a room where Dobranski is hold up by two soldiers. First kill the one that is directly in front of you and then the one to your left. Wait a little and a third one will rush in by the left door. Kill him and go untie Dobranski. He will then open the safe door so you can take the documents inside. If Dobranksi ever get killed before he can do so, use the other C4 charge you got from the tower to blow the safe (leave the room until the explosion). Ignore Dobranski even though Stone will tell you to escort him to safety. You’ll also learn the Zhidkov is trying to escape by train. Actually, you have nothing more to do. Zhidkov’s train will go through the tunnel and to the jonction where you put a C4 charge. This will be enough to blow him apart. Enjoy the show! ********************** * On-line strategies * ********************** This is one of the thoughest team mission, truly. Each team member will have to execute his task without a mistake, otherwise one worker may get killed (they die a lot more easily then when you play alone). Also, do not trigger a worker if you’re low on health. If you die escorting him, you can bet he’ll almost certainly get killed shortly after. It is possible to beat the par-time with three players, but I strongly recommand that you try with a four-player team. Cobra: He first gets to the tunnel (East entrance) and saves Dobranski. He then escorts him to the elevator (after he took the papers from the safe). On his way, he shuts the machine in the coil room. When Dobranski is safe, he comes back to that room and escort the worker near the coils. When this one is safe too, Cobra shut the last machine, the one in the slag pit (the elevator room) while Viper should be escorting the last workers down to the shelter. Python: He goes to the worker under the two towers and escorts him to safety. He then disarms to bombs on these same towers. When he is back down, he goes to open the large door near the East entrance of the tunnel and escorts the worker whose hidding nearby. Finally, he sets one of his C4 charges in the rail tracks. Viper: He quickly gets to the slag pit building and takes the sample. He then goes to the first machine but he DOES NOT shut it right away. For now, he just takes the worker to the elevator and makes sure this area is secured. He will then be in charge of taking the workers that the other players brought down to the shelter. He should wait for three or four workers to be on the elevator before he takes them down, otherwise he’ll loose too much time. Dragon: He fallows Viper to the train but does not go inside the building. Instead, he keeps fallowing the tracks until he gets to the West entrance of the tunnel. He’ll find one worker there and must escort him to the elevator. He then goes to the statue courtyard, shut the second machine (the one in the melt foundry) and escorts to worker there, making sure he doesn’t get killed by the two soldiers if Cobra has not eliminate them yet. NOTES: There is a total of six workers, plus Dobranski (which makes seven, for those with math problems). When playing solo, you can use your map to locate any of them if one you tried to escort died on the way. The “Escort some worker to safety” only requires you to save three of them. Never try to escort two workers at the same time. If you let one go out of your sight before he gets to the elevator, he may die even if there seems to be no soldiers around. The workers won’t move when soldiers are firing near them, so you must eleminate every enemy in his way. Even though it is fairly easy to save all workers and Dobranski when playing off-line. However, it won’t earn you the team objective “Escort all workers to safety”. When playing on-line, it may be hazardous to wait for all workers to get on the elevator before taking them down. Because of frequent bugs, especially in that level, it may happen that one of the dies without reasons. This is way I suggest in my team strategy that one player stays in the elevator room and takes a few down at the time. Still, you probably won’t get any problems most of the time. ======================================================================= VII. Mazyr, Belarus: Belaya Vezha <L07> ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Objectives: Retrieve equipment from crash site Destroy power substation Destroy communications truckDisable AA tower Shut down gas main Destroy Scud missile Eliminate Pulikovsky Rescue Stone Destroy tank Obtain sewage sample Retrieve Ivankov's papers Destroy bridge to stop tank (Team) Solo par-time : 15:00 Team par-time : 7:00 You may think at first that the 15 minute par-time is impossible to get the first time you try this mission. Indeed, the level is huge and objectives require a lot of travelling. Obviously, the less you die, the better it will be. Yet, some players consider this a good way to get back quickly to a checkpoint area you need to get to. However, that’s not necessary at all. You’ll start only with your pistol(s) and melee weapon. Still, don’t jump the weapon choosing part because you’ll find them back latter. When the level starts, move forward until you get to the road. In front of you should be a first enemy soldier. Kill him and take his clothes if you want (however, the next enemy who’ll see you will recognize you and the disguise will be obsolete for the rest of the level). Still, try to kill him without alerting him of your presence and you’ll have one less sniper to deal with. Fallow the road until you reach the C4 location. One soldier stands near it and is wearing a flak jacket. Kill him and a second one will come at you from a power station ahead. Kill him too, take a C4 charge and set it in that power station. Go take another C4 after that. Fallow the electric lines up to the crash sites (some snipers will attack you from the cliffs above). Also for now ignore the “climb down” tag you may see on your way. On the crash site you’ll meet four more enemies, all equiped with flak jackets. Eliminate them and go to the left of the chopper to get your gear from two boxes you’ll find there (one contains equipment and the other your weapons). Fallow the river to the other side of the cave and turn left under the arch. You’ll see the AA tower ahead. Two guards are at the top of it and one of them will fire at you with a SMAW rocket launcher. Keep moving and try to get rid of the as fast as possible. Other enemies will also attack on the ground, but don’t waste too much time with them. Climb to the top of the AA tower, destroy the computer and get back down. Fallow the cave ahead to the Comm Truck. Eliminate the enemies around (they wear flak jackets) and place your C4 charge to blow the truck. Fallow the road to the left and go back to the power station area to pick another C4. Fallow again the electric lines, but this time climb down the cliff where it says so. Keep fallowing this crevasse up to the sewage sample. Then come back up to the Comm Truck area. Go passed the truck and fallow the road up to a checkpoint where some soldiers will be standing. Eliminate only the more threatening ones and turn right in direction of the tunnel. Once you’re on the other side, quickly turn around and eliminate the sniper on the edge above you. Then find the valve to your right (if you’re facing the tunnel) and turn it off. Further ahead is a tank, just before a bridge. Run passed it (stay close to it and it won’t be able to shoot you) and cross the bridge. Two enemies will then try to ambush you. Kill them and quickly take cover, for the tank will probably try to shoot you now. Keep going and place your C4 under the Scud missile you’ll come across. Then come back towards de bridge and climb on the low wall to its left. Climb down on the three branch and then down to the ground. Cross under the bridge and you’ll see an enemy ahead. Kill him and climb to where he stood before. Enter the building in front. You’ll see a door to the right that leads to the castle courtyard (if your low on armor, you can get a new one by getting in a duct opposite to that door). Once you’re in the courtyard, find your way the the castle entrance. Two guards are watching over it, but more will come when they spot you. Eliminate them and get inside the castle. Other guards will be in that living room. Kill them too and go through the door in front of you. Fallow this hall up to its end and turn right (you don’t have a choice anyways). You’ll see a room with piano ahead and just before, to your left, is a another small room. Is you see two guards in it, it means that one is carrying Ivankov’s papers. It it is indeed the case, take them and come back in the corridor. If the papers are not there, you’ll find them later. Go towards the piano and turn left. Jump over all the obstacles and keep going until you get to a large hall with scaffolds all over. Take the large stairs to your left and fallow the balcony until you find a wood plank that allows you to get on the scaffolds. Make your way up to the highest point (there is an item box over there containing an AK-47 and a flak jacket). At the right end, you’ll be able to climb up in the attic. If you see two soldiers up there, again it means that one will be carrying Ivankov’s papers. If not, the attic will be empty. Go forward and turn right. You’ll find the entrance of a ventilation shaft. Press Triangle to kneel and get in it. Inside the shaft, you’ll get to an intersection : keep going straight. You’ll eventually get to a large room where you can see Stone and Pulikovsky. From the duct where you are, you should have a clear view on him. Headshot him. If if spots you, he’ll be a fiery adverseray to take down. When he’s dead, climb down the scaffholds and go free Stone. If you still haven’t found Ivankov’s papers, you must climb up the other scaffolds on the other end of the room. You’ll find a similar air duct that’ll lead you inside a second attic. You’ll find the soldier carrying the papers there. Take them and get back to Stone. In the same box Stone his SMAW from, you’ll find Anti-armor frags. You’ll need that against the tank. Fallow Stone to the courtyard. Stone will stop and fire from that position to serve as a distraction. Go to the left end of the balcony and hide behind the low wall. The tank rockets will hit the wall and shouldn’t hurt you. If you walk back a few steps from the wall, you should have enough space to throw a grenade and still be protected from the rockets. Otherwise, you can stay hidden until Stone fires up and draw that tank’s attention to him. Use that time to get up and throw a few anti-armor grenades on the tank. You must hit the top section of it, so try to aim just above the tracks. You’ll need around 5 hits. ********************** * On-line strategies * ********************** Like when you play solo, the key in this level is to make to most out of one trip. I strongly recommand that you be four players to beat the time limit. It is possible to do it with three players, but it’s a great challenge. One objective adds up, which asks you to destroy the bridge before the tank crosses it. Remember that you’ll need TWO C4, meaning that two players must get to the bridge foot and climb to the platform. Moreover, from the moment you get near the bridge, you’ll get a 2-minute count-down before the tank crosses the bridge. Some players won’t have the luxury of getting the equipment back from the chopper crash site, so they’ll need to play it smart. Finally, it is important that all players show good timing so that Stone isn’t freed before you get Ivankov’s papers. Stone won’t talk as long on-line if you’ve stopped the tank, so keep that in mind too. Cobra: He goes get a C4 and destroy the power station. Het gets a second charge and goes to the AA tower (without going by the crash site: there is another passage that goes directly from the power station area to the AA tower). After he destroys it, he meets Python in the bridge canyon and togher the climb to the platform under the bridge and place their charge. He then infiltrates the castle by the canyon entrance and goes looking in the South attic for Ivankov’s paper. Python: Python need to take grenades with him, as he’ll need some for the Scud missile. As the mission starts, he also fallows Cobra and take a C4, then goes to the crash site to get his equipment back. He fallows the river through the cave and up to the bridge canyon and waits for Cobra (he is careful not to trigger the tank countdown if Cobra is taking a little while to meet him). He and Cobra then goes to the bridge foot and they set their C4. He climbs to the bridge level and rushes to the castle through the main entrance. On the way, he throws a grenade at the Scud. Once inside, he kills Pulikovsky Stone after having made sure Ivankov’s paper have been found. Viper: He gets a C4 and come back to the Comm Truck to blow it. He keeps fallowing the road up to the gas main and shuts it down. Then he must cross the bridge before it is blown up (he should have plenty of time). He then gets inside the castle by the main entrance and goes loking for the Ivankov’s papers with Cobra (he should not have entered inside the castle by the room where Stone is). Dragon: He fallows the other players but does not take a C4 charge. He goes with Python to the crash site and takes his equipment back. He comes back in his footsteps to where he can climb down in the crevasse and goes for the sewage sample. He then goes to the castle (preferably through the canyon entrance and looks for Ivankov’s papers around the piano room and the first attic). NOTES: As it’s been discussed in the team strategy, you can also enter the castle by its front gate, located passed the bridge and the Scud missile. However, it is safer, especially in single player, to use the canyon entrance, although it may take you a little longer afterwards to get to Stone. The par-time is still easy to get this way. Stone talks a lot after you’ve freed him. Count at least one minute (which you can use to go look in the second attic if you have not got the papers yet). Whatsoever, you must untie him around 13:00 if you’re hoping to get par. ======================================================================= VIII. Tash, Kumyr, Kyrgystan: Saydahmat's Village (Bonus) <L08> ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Objectives: Locate arms deal When Samaev has the container, eleminate him Obtain container from Dosbol Samaev Change into a concubine outfit to fool Yang Give the bio-weapon containeur to Sok-ju Yang Eliminate Yang Get the container from Sok-ju Yang Locate a more revealing outfit Poison Saydahmat's water chalice Locate sherpa outfit Rendezvous at the extraction zone Maintain stealthHidden objective: Locate Yushchenko's papersHidden objective: Eliminate Zayed Al Dhahiri Solo par-time : 13:00 This is your second bonus mission and this time you’ll be playing as Lian. This one is a little more complex than your first one: there are more objectives, more enemies to deal with and you must be really careful not to leave their bodies where they can be spotted. Lian wears a sherpa disguise which allows her to remain incognito if you stay at some distance of the guards. Your only weapons are 10 shurijens that you must use wisely. Like in Italy, you can’t take enemy weapons. You’ve got 2 minutes to locate the arms deal, which is more than you need. Fallow the path until you see the first guard patrolling. Beyond him is a second one, standing still on the porch of a house. When you get there, he should be talking with Samaev. Ahead and left of you is a tree which is a “Descreet Area”. These are areas outside of guard’s sight. You can hide bodies or yourself in those spots. Go hide under that tree and wait for the patrolling guard to pass in front of you. As soon as he is gone, leave your hideout and throw a shuriken at the standing guard. Go take his body and hide it under that same tree. Fallow Samaev to the village square. While the deal is in process, slowly move to the left and take the stairs up. You’ll come across another guard patrolling around a building in the middle of this area. Another one is standing a beyond him, and a third one is even farther to your left, patrolling in front of a large open door. Wait for the first guard to go away and eliminate the one standing. To your left will be an alcove with piles of boxes, forming a discreet area. Hide the body there. Hurry through the large door. If you’re fast enough, the guard should be at the back of this area. Get behind him and eliminate him. He carries the Yushenko’s papers. Get them and hide the body in a corner near to door. Come back to the discreet area with boxes and wait there for the patrolling guard you haven’t eliminated yet to stop in front of you. Kill him, leave his body and get back to the village square. There are two guards there, plus Yang who is waiting for Samaev to come back and in a corner ahead, you’ll find Zayed. Of the two guards, one is patrolling and the other is standing. You must get to him and eliminate him without attracting too much attention. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ + Strategy: Eliminating Zayed + +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ The best place from which to kill Zayed is in the entrance of the village square by which you came the first time. From there, you’ll have a clear view of the two guards and Yang, and slightly to your right will be Zayed. Use manual aiming and aim just above Zayed’s head, who is kneeling. With its arched trajectory, this is how you can reach your target. Generally, unless you’ve got real bad luck, if you go away right after you’ve killed Zayed, nobody should notice his body and you’ll be on your way. To save more time, you can also eliminate Zayed as soon as you get to the square the first time. While Samaev and Zang meet, stand at the same place and throw one star at Zayed. Then, keep going as you would for the rest of the mission. Back to the guide ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Meanwhile, you should get a note saying Samaev as got the viral container. Go back and up the stairs and wait in a corner. Get behind Samaev, kill him and get his container. You can leave his body there, since there are no more guards around. You then have 3 minutes before Yang leaves the village. Go to the discreet area with the boxes and climb of those to reach the roof. Keep climbing until you reach a balcony. One guard will be walking showing you his back. Kill him before he gets inside the house and leave his body on the balcony. Infiltrate the house and go up to the folding screen. Press triangle to switch clothing and get back outside. While you wear this concubine outfit, no guard will blow your cover up. Go the the village square and give Yang the container. Fallow him and as soon as he gets out of the guards sight, kill him. Take back the viral container. Go back inside the house using the same path and fallow the halls all the way downstairs until you find another folding screen. Change outfits again and go back up to Saydahmat’s room (two guards a standing at the entrance). When they see you, they’ll move away and let you in. Go pour the poison in Saydahmat’s chalice, to the left of its bed. All you need to do now is get back your sherpa disguise (from the first folding screen) and get all the way back to the place where you began the level. You’ll only have to eliminate the very first guard you meet, who should now be standing still. NOTES: Don’t leave the house with the provocative outfit or you’ll fail the mission. The only tougher part in the mission is when you have to eliminate Zayed. You must act quickly to avoid being detected, but at the same time you must be careful not to make to much noise. The rest is rather easy. You may have noticed you can take the torches hanging on the walls. It’s a rather ineffective weapon as you need to be very close to your target. What’s more, you’ll need to throw down your shuriken since they both count as a melee weapon. ======================================================================= IX. Sana'a, Yemen: Arms Bazaar <L09> ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Objectives: Eliminate VIP to obtain credentials Enter the arms market with credentials Destroy communications equipment Eliminate Khorsh's thugs Eliminate Khorsh Obtain Zohar's explosives Deliver explosives to Zohar Eliminate Yushchenko's bodyguards Eliminate Yushchenko Obtain video tape evidence Maintain stealth Hidden objective: Photograph Fadhil's files Hidden objective: Obtain Thae-bok Jon's credentials Solo par-time : 18:00 This may be your first true challenge. Not the the mission itself is so difficult to go through, but you’ll need to master every aspect of it if you hope to complete all objectives and parameters (especially maintaining stealth and obtaining the cassette). First, take note that you CAN carry weapons as long as you don’t equip any in front of a guard. You start this mission near a bus and the V.I.P. is walking in your direction. He’ll soon take the stairs to the ruin to your right. After about 2 minutes of wandering, he’ll go down of a slope in a Discreet Area. Kill him when he stops there, either using the knife you started the mission with or the Neck Snap ability if you got it. Don’t worry about all that time it took: it is taken into account in that 18 minute time limit. Take his credentials and leave the body there. Still in those ruins is an unstable piller (it is sustained by wooden beams). Kick these down to destroy the pillar (press Triangle) and an enemy who was guarding a tunnel entrance at the end of the ruins will be leaving his position to come see what happened. Use this distraction to get inside the said tunnel. Just as you enter, you’ll see a box containing two precious items: nightvision goggles and a VSS-Special. Turn on your goggles and fallow the undergrounds. There is only one open path, leading toe Fadhil’s office, so you can’t really get lost. You’ll also meet two guards in the tunnels, that you can easily kill with one VSS shot (you don’t even need a headshot). Notice that the hole tunnel system is a discreet area, so you can just leave the bodies as they are. Keep going until you get to a gate. Open it and eliminate the only guard in Fadhil’s office (you can also leave his body there). Then go take a photograph of Fadhil’s files and come back outside using the same path. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ + Strategy: Saving a lot of time + ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ It is possible to rush these steps in order to gain precious minutes. First, you can kill the V.I.P. a lot earlier. Wait for him to get near the tunnel entrance (he does so before he goes in the discreet area where this guide suggests to get him) and go near the unstable pillar meanwhile. Use your radar and when he gets a few meters before the entrance, destroy the pillar. The tunnel guard will then leave his position and, providing you had good timing, you should be able to catch up the V.I.P. just as he stops in front of the entrance. Kill him and hide his body inside the tunnel. Back to the guide ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ When you’re back near the bus, take the street to the right and use your map to get to the market entrance (you should go through the graveyard, it’s the fastest route). Show your papers to the soldier there and you’ll be granted access to the bazaar. You’ll come across four individuals there: two guards patrolling, Korsh and a merchant. The last will keep shadowing you as long as you stay in the market area. You’ll see in front a pile of boxes and behind is a discreet area. Go there and wait for the merchant to fallow you. Kill him and leave his body. Than take out your VSS and, from that same place, shoot down the antenna on top of the mosque. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ + Strategy: Saving yet more time + ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Here again you’ll have a chance to save some more time. First, as I suggested, you should have come across a cemetery on your way to the mosque. One corner in that cemetery is a discreet area. Find it and from there, you can see the top of the antenna. You can destroy it right now with your VSS and now guard will see or hear you. Then, when you get to the market, you can kill Korsh immediately instead of waiting near the end of the level, like I tell you to in this guide. As you enter the marketplace, turn right and go right in the corner near the tank. Korsh patrol route should bring him there soon. As soon as he stops, get behind him and kill him. If you leave his body there, no one should see it. NOTE: If you destroyed the antenna from the cemetery, you won’t have to eliminate the merchant, which will save you a couple more seconds. Back to the guide ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Leace the bazaar through the path to your righ (if you are facing the mosque). When you get to the other side of the tunnel, you’ll come across Thae-bok Jon. There are two spots where you can kill him without attracting suspicion. Either you wait that he get inside the tunnel you just came from (it is a discreet area), or you fallow him inside the building where he should stop in front of a locked door. Take his papers when he’s down. That door has a padlock you can shoot to open it. Inside you’ll find your gear in several boxes. I strongly suggest that you keep the VSS though. Keep fallowing the path you were on until you get to a house where the first radio is. One guard is patroling in and out of the house. Wait for him to come outside and then get in the house. Climb the stairs and turn in the room to the right, where the radio is. Destroy it and then go hide in the room on the opposite side. The guard should be back inside the house. Kill him because he can not see you here. Exit the house through the window. From this point, you must avoid being seen by any enemy at all. A first one is to your left below. Climb down the roof and fallow him until he gets inside a dark ruin. Kill him and leave his body. There are three more guards you need to take out now. The first one is patroling the area on the other site of the ruins in the center. Also on the other side is a house where the second radio his (use your map to locate it). The two remaining guards are in there. Wait for the first one to get as far as possible from that house (he should stop around a corner somewhen) and kill him. As for the two guards inside the house, one is on the first floor and the second one is on the second floor. You can easily get to them. Once the house is clear, take the video cassette in the camera on the second floor. In the next room, you’ll find the second radio to destroy. Also don’t forget to take the keys on the table. Besides, there is a Desert Sniper in a cabinet if you want it. You don’t have to worry about stealth anymore. Exit the house and start taking out the thugs. There are at least five in that area you’re in. The others are around the marketplace. Use your map to pinpoint them. Now here is a little hint if you haven’t killed Korsh yet. When you eliminate the last of the thugs, Korsh will try to escape towards the beginning of the level. If he does so, it’ll cost some a lot of time to chase him. The trick then is to leave at least one thug alive and take out Korsh before. Then you can eliminate the last thugs. Zohar will then ask you to get him the explosives. From the marketplace, use the left exit (when facing the mosque) and fallow this path until you come across some stairs to your right. You’ll find the explosives in a box downstairs. Get back to Zohar who’s waiting in the bazaar. While Zohar sets up the explosives, stack up with ammunition. When he’s done, get yourself in position so you have a good view at the upcoming enemies. I’d suggest using M61 grenades (if you don’t already have them, you can find some around the market). As a car comes breaking the gate, start tossing grenades at the enemies. This way, you’ll likely be able to get Yushenko even before he can do anything. You’ll probably take out most of his bodyguards too. Don’t worry about Zohar, even if he gets in your line of fire: he won’t take any dammage from you or your grenades. If Yushenko is still alive, you’ll have to chasse him up to where you began the level. Once he and all his bodyguards are down, the mission will be over. NOTES: At the beginning of the level, you can climb some stairs in front of you. To your left will be a shop in which you’ll meet Dr. Fadhil. This will also reveal the hidden objective. You don’t have to do this however, but it may fill your time as you wait for the V.I.P. is taking a walk. Killing the merchant that fallows you in the bazaar can be quite tricky if you only have the knife. When you lure him in the discreet area behind the boxes, you must kill him before he blows your cover up. With the knife, it is not always easy, because you have no room for errors. After you’ve taken out your knife, you must kill him in the second. Fortunately, it seems one hit (even with the K-Bar) is enough in his case. With the Neck Snap, it is obviously a lot easier. All you have to do is get behind him and kill him before he can turn around. If you ever get spotted before you’ve destroyed all communication equipment, you’ll get a five-minute countdown to complete that objective. Otherwise, there are no time limits. Picture the level as being made up of two distinct sections. The first one is the one you have access to with the V.I.P.’s credentials and the second is the restricted area (the one you access through the window of the building with the first radio). These two sections are somehow independent one of the other. I’ll explain. If you get spotted in the first section, the guards in the second section won’t be alerted. That means you can still get the video cassette. You must be very careful not to be spotted by the guards in the second section though. Keep in mind that the house with the first radio counts as part of the second section too. This is why you can’t be seen in there even without a weapon in your hands. If one of the two last guards does spot you, you can still try to kill the one upstairs before he destroys the cassette (you have a few seconds only). ======================================================================= X. Sana'a, Yemen: Taherir Palace <L10> ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Objectives: Eliminate security room guards within 5 minutes Retrieve weapons from security cage Provide cover fire for Zohar Jump to extraction chopper Do not sound alarm before al-Hassan is dead No collateral damage Destroy Scud firing mechanism (Team) Solo par-time : 17:00 Team par-time : 15:00 This rather particular level will most certainly remember you some arcade games. And because the action is mostly straightfoward, the par- time is easily reachable, providing you are not too bad of a sniper. It is also one very small level which doesn’t have too great difficulties to offer. The first part of the mission will have you take out the guards in under 5 minutes. There are four of them. Your first target will be the one guard patroling outside the cage. Fallow him up to the stairs and when he stops, kill him. Leave the body where it is. Climb the stairs up to the balcony. Before you will be a guard walking in your direction. He will stop at a door to the right. Catch him at this moment and kill him as he is still. Get inside the building and eliminate the guard patroling on the inside balcony (he will make long pauses by the railing). Climb on the railing and get down on the top of the cage (try making as less noise as possible). Climb down the ladder and get behind the last guard to eliminate him. The countdown will then stop and you’ll be able to take your equipment from the item boxes. Unlock the cage door and find your way back to the balcony. You won’t be covering Zohar from this balcony. You’ll first need to open an large wooden door inside the building, on the second floor. You’ll access a new balcony from where the action will start. You must provide Zohard with cover fire while he moves from on section of the palace to the other. A tag over him will tell you how much energy he has left. Each hit taken makes him loose 10%. Watch for snipers on the roof, as they may also fire at you. Zohar will be more endangered by the enemies on the ground than by snipers. Also beware of enemies who might climb ladders to get to the balcony where you’re standing. When looking into a sniper scope, you might have a tendency to forget about them. Finally, when Zohar is finished searching the palace, he’ll meet you on the balcony. You must then eliminate new ennemies that will try to take over your position. Stone’s chopper will arrive shortly after and you must jump in it after he has blown out a part of the railing. Take a good run-up and make sure you aim correctly (your agent will jump of its own). ********************** * On-line strategies * ********************** Even for two players, this level is a piece of cake. One the stealth part is over, the rest is nothing to worry about. Try not to implicate more than two players in this first part, because too many people tend to mess things up. Cobra: As soon as the mission begins, he climbs to the balcony and deals with the two guards there. He makes sure he waits the right moment to proceed (e.i. when the guard outside reaches the end of the balcony). He then gets inside the cage and eliminates the last guard. He quickly opens the door for his teammates (BEFORE he takes back his equipment) and climbs to the balcony to cover Zohar. Python: He waits for the guard on the lower level to reach the stairs and eliminates him when he stops. He waits for Cobra to open the cage door, get his weapons back and climbs to the balcony to cover Zohar. Viper: He waits the cage door is opened, then get his equipment back. He fallows his teammates to the balcony and helps Dragon to climb up to the Scud missile. Dragon: Same as Viper. He disarm the Scud after he’s been lifted up by Viper. NOTES: When Zohar is inside a building, he can not be reached by enemy fire. Use this time to eliminate as many enemies as possible (especially snipers). You’ll know that Zohar is inside when he tells you he is searching an area. When you have to jump in the chopper at the end, it is possible to complete the objective even if you miss the hold. It happened to me a couple of times. Even though I barely missed the hold, I still got credited for the objective (you must be just slightly off target). Zohar is heavily armer and can defend itself a little, when you take too much time taking out an enemy in his way for instance. However, try to avoid that, as you can waste a lot of time when Zohar has to stop and fight a bunch of enemies. This is why you need to act fast, obviously, but most of all learn which enemies to eliminate in priority. When Zohar meet you back on the balcony near the end of the mission, he warns you not to let enemies reach the balcony. This is not an official objective and you won’t get any penalty for letting one or two enemies to reach you. If you success in preventing any to climb up to you, you’ll get Zohar’s congratulations, but nothing more. Saving Zohar will earn you the Dual Wield ability, which lets you use two handguns at the time. ======================================================================= XI. Minsk, Belarus: International University <L11> ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Objectives: Retrieve mission gear from safehouse Deploy viral sniffers ar marked locationsDownload MetaGlobal's records Deploy a beacon inside the refrigerated truck Bogue all MetaGlobal containers Use elevator to enter the labs Plant Agency surveillance gear Acquire Omega Strain serum Use emergency gas shutoff valve Fall back to the streets for extractionMaintain stealth No collateral damage Solo par-time : 20:00 This mission may cause you a lot of frustration and it is fundamental that you take your time your first times through so that you get to eventually know the terrain by heart. This is personnaly one of my fabourite missions, as it combines all aspects of the gameplay: stealth, collateral dammage and fierce firefights against powerful enemies. Not the mention speed required to beat the par-time! You’ll need a non-lethal weapon, preferably the Stun Jack. You begin in the streets of Minsk, where your transport left you. You’ll see as you start one of Jandran’s bodyguard walking to your left. Pass by him and go plant the first viral sniffer on the wall at the top of the slope. Turn around and fallow that same guard until he stops. Wait for him to turn away and go set the second viral sniffer in the alley to your right (NOTE: If you don’t wait for the guard to go away and go to the end of the alley, he’ll keep watching you and eventually unmask you for having being seen in a suspicious place). Get back to the street and go straight along the fence. You’ll get by the thirt viral sniffer location, but don’t plant it just yet, because there talking towards a building door nearby. Quietly sneak behind him and stay close to him as he tries to remember the access code. Once you’ve learned it, fallow him inside before the door shuts and eliminate him. You can destroy the camera, but it’s been deactivated as the guard entered the access code. Go in the next room and download the MetaGlobal files from the terminal. Exit to the streets by the side door (which is NOT the one door you came in by). To your left is another one of Jandran’s bodyguard. Kill him and hide is body inside the garage beside. In that same place, you’ll find a large thin box containing a DSC-1 Thermal. Take it and position yourself equal to the garage door. From there, you should be able to shoot down the sniper above the third viral sniffer location. When it’s done, don’t forget to put the DSC-1 back in its box, then go place the third sniffer. Get back in front of the garage and go right. To your left, you’ll see a crawlspace you can climb to. When you get to the other side, keep going straight until you pass before the University entrance (the fourth viral sniffer location is over there). The entrance is however protected by two guards considered as collateral targets, so just ignore them for now. A little ahead, you’ll see a Jandran’s bodyguard. Fallow him into the alley and eliminate him when you get out ot sights. You should be near a ladder. Climb to the roof and find another DSC-1 in a box. Your target is just in front of you, but you must be careful that he does not see you with a sniper rifle. Wait for him to look away, then take out your rifle and shoot him down. Put away your sniper and get back down. Now from the two unversity guards who were watching over the entrance, one will start patrolling the street. Fallow him and knock him down and hide his body in a corner of the street to make sure no one sees it. Meanwhile, the second university guard will move under the arche. Sneak behind him and stun him. You can now safely go place the last viral sniffer. Come back to the street and turn right. At the end will be the safehouse in which you’ll find your equipment. Take your weapons and equipment and leave the building. Now that you carry visible weapons, you must use the same path in order to avoid any remaining guards (e.i. through the crawlspace). ++++++++++++ + Strategy + ++++++++++++ There is another method for setting the four sniffers that can easily save you a couple minutes, yet it is highly risky. It could also put you at disadvantage later in the mission, since it implies you won’t get your weapons back from the safehouse. At the beginning, go place the first viral sniffer as usual. Than, instead of turning around, keep fallowing this street up to the safehouse. Take only the equipment Maggie left you and get back outside. Even if there are still guards around, it is possible to reach the fourth viral sniffer location. To do so, cross under the arche and stick to the wall to the right (crouch at all times). The guard standing by the front door won’t see you. Set the sniffer and go back the same way. It is possible that you hear one guard shout something to you, but ignore him and keep going your way. Now go back to the starting point and proceed the same way (set the alley viral sniffer, learn the access code, download the MetaGlobal files, place the last viral sniffer, kill the guard in front of the warehouse and the foreman). Finally, in order to save yet more time, it is possible to shoot the lock to the warehouse gate without having to go up to the second floor of the MetaGlobal building. Place yourself at a certain angle and try shooting at the approximate location of the lock with a silenced pistol (PPK or Mark 23 SD). Even though you can’t actually see the lock from that position, you’ll eventually destroy it. Back to the guide ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Get near the third viral sniffer location and take out the DSC-1 from the box there. Move out to have a clear view over the fence and the warehouse and shoot the guard there as he stops in front of the gate. Foreman Jones will then come out of the warehouse through a door to the left. Come near the fence and aim at the door. As soon as it opens up, you’ll have a few seconds during which Foreman Jones will be standing still. Use that time to shoot him down. If if comes out and finds the body lying near the gate, your cover will blow away. Now go back inside the MetaGlobal building (where you downloaded the files) and climb to the second floor. Take the DSC-1 (this one is non- thermal) and shoot the gate lock from the window. Come back outside and go open it. Make your way to Jones’ body and take his keys. Once inside the warehouse, there are two bodyguards going in and out of a refregerated truck. They are easy to take out, besides they need to go up to an alarm switch if ever they spot you, leaving you with plenty of time. When you’re done, go inside that truck to place a bug. If the truck door happened to be closed, use the foreman’s keys to open it. You must now find MetaGlobal containers and bug them. There are two randomly placed among five or six possible location (all off them inside the warehouse except for one in the undergrounds, near a pile of other boxes). Use your map if needed. Before you carry on, find a stair going down (in the main hangar). To the left will be lockers, one of which contains a disguise which will simplify things a lot for the next part to come. Now take these stairs down to the underground complex. You don’t have to worry about stealth for the next part of the level. Fallow the tunnels until you get to some kind of engine room. In a corner, you’ll find a valve you’ll later have to shut, so do it now. Keep going until you get to the surface. You’ll then be notify that your disguise no longer works, so be careful again. As you get out, you’ll see two university guards. One is standing and turning his back to you, while the other is patroling in the courtyard. Just wait a little for the second one to look away (stay hidden behind the corner) and then knock them both. Enter the university through the window. You only have two more guards to deal with. The first one will come walking in the hall just in front of you. Wait for him to go check a door in front and knock him down. Stay hidden near this door, because the second guard is patroling farther in the same hall. When he goes in the room next to him, get closer and wait for him to get back in the hall, then stun him. Enter in the room to your left but don’t go too gar, as there is a camera on the left wall. Destroy it and take the elevator down to the labs. You now have a few minutes to do your jobs before some armored guys break in. Don’t waste any time and go place your cameras (don’t forget the one as you enter the lab as well as the one in the storeroom to the right). When you’re finished placing them and when you have taken the serum, fall back to the elevator. The best way to get to the extraction point is to take the same path you used to came in. If you’re fast enough, you shouldn’t meet more than one or two armored soldiers. The first one will be waiting soon after you’ve exited the elevator. Fortunately, he should be busy with Jandran’s bodyguards. You can either shoot the fuel tank in their back or throw an M61 grenade if you have one. For the otherones you’ll come across, I suggest you simply get around them and roll to avoid taking too much dammage. When you’re back in the underground complex, you’ll see a room with a short stair leading to a security room. It was closed when you first came in, but noe it is opened. Kill the guard inside and destroy the control pannel on the wall. This will prevent Jandran’s bodyguard to shut any gates that could block your way. Make your way to the extraction point (which is where you’ve started the mission) and try fighting as less enemies as possible. NOTES: In the underground complex, there are many pipes from which steam comes out. Shot on one cap will cause a small explosion that can work great against some annoying enemies. Near the garage, there is a sewer that allows you to “cut power to front office”. This is useful only if you’ve been spotted before you could get the security code. Normally, you couldn’t access the computer inside the MetaGlobal building. However, by cutting the power and than restore it back, you’ll restart the computer. This process takes a few minutes, during which you could be ambushed by some enemies. At least, you’ll still be able to get this objective done. It seems that if you’ve been spotted in your way to the labs, you’ll have less time to complete your objectives there. However, if you’re fast enough you, that shouldn’t be too much of a problem whatsoever. Learning the security code at the beginning does not only grant you access to the MetaGlobal office, it can also be useful to stop the alarm if ever it is set off. There is a quite irritating glitch that may occur sometimes. You may have experienced it already: you complete the level without a itch, but get the bad surprise so see that you failed the collateral dammage parameter, although you have no collateral dammage in your level statistics. I’ve looked for the reason why this glitch happens for a long time. The fallowing explanation have been proposed on GameFAQs boards: it seems that there are “beta” enemies still in the level, e.i. whose programming hasn’t been completed. I’m not sure yet whether there are only one or more enemies of this type throughout the level, but killing one will have you fail the collateral parameter although it won’t tell you on the moment. These enemies might by distinguished by looking closely at them: they are, it seems, cover in black pixels. These details still need to be confirmed. Coming soon... ======================================================================= XII. Samaschki, Chechnya: Ivankov's Home (Bonus) <L12> ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Objectives: Photograph the 3 mass graves Photograph the bombed school Photograph the bombed hospital Photograph the bombed church Photograph Uri Gregorav Rescue the CDP hostage Free Chechen prisoners Obtain the code from Ivankov's house Collect tissue sample from a villager's body Get to the extraction point Maintain stealth Do not use lethal force Solo par-time : 12:00 This mission can get close to a nightmare! There are tons of ennemies in it and, besides having to remain stealthy, you can not use lethal force. And since, once again, there are no checkpoints at all during the entire level, you have to go through it in one shot! So be prepared to start over many times... And make sure you know how to properly use the Taser (E.D.T.), because you’ll have to rely on it more than once. Although I don’t tend to use visuals here in this guide, it may become hard to find your way around, so here’s a map to help you with the beginning. ___E__________ .|__G ___ __ | .| | | | . | D | D | | . |Z____|_____| |__ X = you start here . | G = enemy guard . G G | M = first mass grave . _____ ___| D = (« Discreet area ») . ____| | | E = you will have to exit .| | | through this window MMM . | | | Z = you need to get here later MMM |______|_D_| | on in order to reach __G______________ | Ivankov’s papers | | | | | | | X | |_______| As you start the mission, go forward until you can turn left. Before you will be an enemy soldier digging a grave. Use the Taser on him and hide is body in the house just beside which is a Discreet Area. Stay hidden there yourself until a second soldier sopts in front of the grave. Tase him and move his body inside. Then take a photograph of the grave. Turn to the right and cross the street (fallow the dotted line on the above map). A garde will be patrolling inside the building to your right. There is a hole in the wall just above that you can reach by jumping. Wait first for the soldier to stop and to turn around, than climb up there and knock him out. Move his body in any of the two rooms to your right (both are discreet areas). Also remember these two rooms, as you’ll have to come back later. Also, looking ahead to end of the mission, you’ll have to take out the two guards in the street you’ve just crossed. Advance to the end of the corridor and climb down the stairs to the right. On guard will be standing and the other is walking around the building near the first mass grave. Wait for them to geat near each other and throw a DormaGen to put them both to sleep. Get back inside and look for the two windows opposie to the two rooms. There is also a large hole in the wall. Exit the building through the window to the left and once you’ve fallen to the ground, go right. In front will be a soldier going towards a the school, and a second one is patrolling to the left. As soon as this last one turns away, get behind the first and fallow him to the school yard, then tase him. Take a picture of the school. Turn around and sneak behind the second guard mentionned above and enter the first building to the right. Fallow the stairs up to a room containing a box Air pistol ammo. Don’t take it right away though. Instead, cross over the wooden plank to get inside the next house and take a picture of Uri Gregorav. Then, climb on that wooden plank again and knock the soldier you’ll see down to your left (use your Air Pistol). Fall back to the entrance of the building and the guard you previously fallowed should be walking just before you. Get behind him and knock him down. Next, get up to the room where you took a picture of Gregorav and take out your Air Pistol. This is the key moment of this mission, where you must save the Chechen prisonner before he is executed. In theory, there are three guards around. Two will be to the left of the chopper and another is patroling around all this area. Of the first two, one is standing whereas the second one will reach to him after Uri has boarded his chopper. It is this one you will kill the hostage afterwards. Timing is crucial here. With some luck, the guard to the right will be in range when Uri leaves the place. If that’s indeed the case, first fire a shot at hiom, then knock the moving guard to the left and finally the standing one. ++++++++++++ + Strategy + ++++++++++++ What happens most of the time is that the soldier to the right will be out of reach. In that case, take down the two guards on the left in the same order and quickly get out to the streets and get near the two enemy bodies. The third guard shoud be closing in : fire as soon as you see him and hope that he doesn’t see the bodies first. Back to the guide ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Whatever happened with the third soldier, a fourth one will come in this area from an alley to the right (there is a baril with fire near it). And it is most likely he will spot the bodies. To avoid being detected, through a grenade at the end of the alley, so that he will be put to sleep before he can do anything. You can now relax a bit, the worst part is behind you. Before you carry on, go to the second mass grave, knock the guard who’s digging and take a photograph. Come back towards the hostage, but DO NOT untie him just yet. Find instead the bodies of villagers lying nearby and take a tissu sample. Once you’re done, get in the alley by which the fourth enemy was coming and fallow it to the cell where two prisonners are beind held. You will see a soldier in front of the cell, but don’t attack him already, as a second soldier will come before you. Hide in a corner and knock him out. Do the same with the other enemy, but again don’t free the prisonners for now. Instead, advance to the third mass grave, which should be under watched over by three soldiers. Throw one DormaGen to take them all out and take the picture afterwards. Get back on your steps and find a passage to the right, leading towards the church. Two soldiers will be near it: one patroling and the other standing in front of it. Knock them out and take the picture. Go near the third grave and keep going. You’ll soon see a lean-to roof that you can reach. Climb in the building and then down through the hole in the floor. You’re now near the hospital. Throw one or two DormaGen to knock them all of and take your picture. Now all you have to do is come back and free the two prisonners as well as the Chechen hostage. Start off by the cell prisonners, than fallow them and when you get by the hostage, untie him too. Go with them to the beginning of the level. On the way, get inside the building with the two rooms I told you earlier to keep in mind (see the “Z” on the map above). From that spot, you can jump to a wire and shimmy across the street to the second floor of the building ahead. You’ll find there Ivankov’s papers lying in a corner. Than get back down and go to the extraction point. NOTES: When you free the prisonners and the hostage, you should always stay close to them, otherwise they could die (even though there are no soliders in their way). There is a glitch that occurs sometimes when you go in the small alley near the chopper. Your screen will flash black a couple of times before it makes you start over the mission, without any further notice telling you you’ve failed the mission. I don’t have a clue as what might cause that and various solutions have been brought to it. Some will say that, if it happens, you should start over the mission and chance your itinerary (eliminate the enemies in a different order for instance). As for me, I’ve found out that if you [crawl], you may avoid the glitch. When I tried holding X down when I went through that passage, the glitch never occurred again. Is it just me or Uri changed his last name? In TOS it is clearly spelled GregorAv, where as in the previous SF is was writing GregorOv. ======================================================================= XIII. North Atlantic: Lorelei Salvage Rig <L13> ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Objectives: Locate salvage personnel uniform on level 2 Obtain access codes on level 5 Infiltrate lower levels Plant four nukes on the lower levels Infiltrate restricted level 13 Eliminate threat on level 13 Adminsiter medication to Dr. Jandran Collect original virus sample Locate launch override switch on level 13 Activate emergency pump system within 3 minutes Open level 2 security door for Mujari Provide covering fire for Mujari Rendezvous at level 13 mini-sub docking bay Maintain stealth until meeting with Mujari No collateral damage Solo par-time : 28:00 Don’t be mislead by the high par-time, because this level is huge and your moving-around will be slow since you spend a lot of time in the elevator. Yet, it is certainly not the hardest level in terms of par- time, but not the easiest either. Also be careful not to get lost, as the level is immense and made up of countless corridors. Don’t forget to put the Stun Jack in your inventory. You start near the chopper that dropped you. On the root with you are two guards. The first one is patroling in front of the elevator door and the second is standing still far to the left. Eliminate them both (you don’t even have to bother about beind silenced). Then take the elevator down to level 6. Take out your Stun Jack as you wait on the elevator platform. Two techniciens will be in the room you’re getting to. After their little talk, one will walk in front of the elevator and the other will climb some stairs. First knock down the one closest to you, then rush to the stairs and to the same to the other one. Under those stairs, you’ll find a ladder that will take you down. Fallow this duct to the next ladder and don’t forget to take the nightvision goggles from the box on your way. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ + Strategy: Saving some time + ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Knowing that only one technician on floor 6 will run towards the alarm if they see you, you can use that to your advantage. The other will simply escape through a door and you won’t see him again. With this in mind, simply rush out the elevator as soon as its door opens and stun the one running to the alarm switch. Back to the guide ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Climb up this ladder and fallow the technicien running ahead of you. He’ll soon leave the area, so you don’t have to worry about him. Go around the corridor until you get to two long ladders. Climb up to level 5 and kill the guard standing in front of the console. Then take the first code from that same console. Next turn to your right and use the ladders in front. When you’re down, stay hidden while a technician walks in front of you. Sneak behind him and stun him. Keep fallowing that same direction and enter the duck in front. You’ll get out of it behind another technician. Close up on him and knock him down. To your left you’ll see some ladders, but ignore them. Instead advance to the next set of ladders and climb up. Kill the guard patroling in front of the console and take the second access code. Before you do anything else, find the elavator on this floor and open up the blast door. This will spare you a lot of trouble later on. Get back to the console room and take the ladder up to floor 4. When you get there, go to your left up to the end of this corridor. Find the vent and crawl into it to get to the other section of that floor. You are now in a cafeteria in which there is only one technician. Deal with him and open the elevator door (again to help you out for later), than find the ladder to 3rd floor. There are two technicians on this floor. Move near them and after they’re done talking, knock the one who stays first and then the other one. This time you don’t have to open the elevator door as you won’t have to come back to this floor. There are four boxes near the bay window if you need weapons or ammunition. When you’re done, go to the other end and use the ladder to get to floor 2. ++++++++++++ + Strategy + ++++++++++++ Notice that there are no alarm swithes on 3rd floor, so you actually don’t need to worry about the two technicians at all as they can do nothing more than running around! You can simply go around the other side of the elevator to gain some time. Back to the guide ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ When you get to floor 2, you’ll hear two technicians talking. Hide behind the boxes to the left and wait until one of them walks in front of you. Knock him down and than catch up with the other who went in the opposite direction. However, watch out you don’t take the next corner yet, as a third technician will come towards you. This one will eventually stops near you, and when he turns around, fallow behind him. You’ll come across a room to the right where you’ll find the technician uniform. Put it on and you won’t have to worry anymore about stealth. In that same room, you’ll find the elevator door. Open the blast door and call for the elevator. While the platform gets to your level, go in the right corner where you’ll find a small switch on the wall. It will reveail a hidden section with a ladder. Climb it to get to a small laboratory and take the virus sample. Come back to the elevator and climb down to level 12. As you get off the elevator and make a few steps, there will be an explosion that will set an emergency alarm. Turn around and get back in the elevator to get to level 4. You’ve got 3 minutes to activate the pomp system found in that floor. You’ll find the door to a small room on this floor (use your map if needed). Your next objective is to save four technician from drowning. Go back to the elevator and go to level 5. You’ll find in the corridor two large door, one on each side of the level, that you can now open. Inside will be two technicians. The countdown will stop when you open the second door. Move them to the safe zone (near the console) and come back to the elevator when you’re done. Climb up to level 2 and open up the security door for Mujari. Take him down to level 12 and than fallow him to level 13. Cover him as he hacks the security door and when you get in the docking bay, hurry to the console and stop the submarine. Eliminate with Mujari all the enemies in the area. ++++++++++++ + Strategy + ++++++++++++ After you’ve cleared the docking bay from all enemies, Mujari will go stop the submarine himself if you don’t do it. Knowing that, you can save some more seconds. Back to the guide ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Find the stairs to the left (right if you’re at the console) and fallow this corridor to Dr. Jandran. Give him the vaccine and come back to the docking bay. Get to the other side of the room and take down the ladder to level 14. Eliminate the enemies in your way and take the two corridors on each side to the nuke locations. Plant and defend them. Get down to level 15 and repeat. When this is done, come back to level 13 and help Lawrence getting rid of new enemies attacking the bay to end the mission. NOTES: If one technician spots you, don’t panic already, as it takes him some time to get to an alarm switch. This gives you some time to knock him before he does. With the guards, it’s a little harder as the seem to be faster... and armed obviously. This level has the highest par-time (28 minutes), but it is not that much time. Indeed, you’ll spend a lot of time in the elevator between floors and stealth will also burns up a lot. ======================================================================= XIV. Tokyo, Japon: Murakawa Tower <L14> ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Objectives: Defend chopper while Gina repairs damage Eliminate Yakuza officers Eliminate HNT leader Matsua Infiltrate Murakawa Tower Eliminate head of security: Ryusaki Search building for surveillance tape Breach security without triggering alarm Upload computer data Plant C-4 charges on lab floor Obtain sample Secure rooftop LZ Meet Lian on the helipad Solo par-time: 15:00 Team par-time: 9:00 This level will feature enemies that are one step stronger than what you’ve met up to now. Some are armed heavily enough to tear you down in a few seconds. It is also one of the thoughest mission in which to achieve par, as you’ll need to move very fast, even more than in previous missions. At the beginning of the mission, stay around the chopper and eliminate as many enemies approaching while Gina is making the repairs. When she takes off, fallow the street. Beware of snipers on some building roofs. You’ll come across the first Yakuza officer. Eliminate him and keep going. You will hear an explosion and a van will crash near you. The second officer will come out from the back of the pick-up. Eliminate him as well. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ + Strategy: Yakuza Officers + +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ The Yakuza officers carry heavy firepower, wear flak jackets, move around more and are more aggressive than usual enemies. If you’re not watchful, you’ll get killed before you know it. Avoid staying in the light or standing still. Aim for a headshot or use a powerful weapon (a good shotgun, such as the ShotHammer you can easily get in this level, is a good bet). Back to the guide ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The next officer will be standing on a passageway in front of you. Kill him (preferably with a headshot from a distance) and keep going. Right after you’ve crossed under this passageway, you’ll see the entrance to the parking garage. Watch for the snipers on the roofs to your right as you try to reach it. Open the gate and go down in the garage. Immediately you’ll run in Matsua who is standing near a car. Eliminate him (he’s rather easy to headshot before he starts running) and refill with armor if you need it. Fallow the path to the left to the next parking section and kill the enemies there. Find the double-doors to the right, but you can’t open it yourself. Actually, as you get close to it, one enemy will open it from the other side. Kill him and take the stairs up. Climb up two stairs and you’ll get to the lobby, on the same level than Ryusaki. +++++++++++++++++++++ + Strategy: Ryusaki + +++++++++++++++++++++ The easiest way requires you to bring M61 grenades with you and to throw one on Ryusaki’s path. Take note that he will always move in the direction opposite to which you’re going. If you don’t have grenades with you, you must kill him by shooting, which can be long and painful if you don’t have a powerful weapon (headshots doesn’t seem to work at all on him). Beside, you’ll need to stay covered at all time and take a few shots at the time. You must avoid being hit as one bullet of Ryusaki’s gatling gun is enough to kill you instantaneously. Another solution (not to consider if you’re aiming for par) is to first hack the elevators (see the NOTES at the end of this level), than climb to the first floor. There is nothing on this floor except an enemy armed with a ShotHammer. However, he also carries M61 frags (this is the only place you can get some during the entire mission). You can come back and kill Ryusaki then. Back to the guide ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Take the elevator control that Ryusaki was carrying, then take the stairs to the lobby first floor and advance towards the doors. The one to the left isn’t fully shut and you can roll under it. Take one of the two elevators to your right and climb to the second floor. This floor is almost enterely pitched black and is filled with bad guys. You can either turn your flashlight on or use manuel aiming (L1) to spot the enemies. There is a Yakuza officer on this floor too. After you’ve taken him down, go check if the video tape isn’t in the drawer in the back of the room (where you probably saw the Yakuza for the first time): it’s one of its three possible locations. The officer also carries nightvision goggles that you can take with you. Come back to the elevator and go up to floor 3. On this rather small floor is another Yakuza standing in the men’s bathroom. Kill him and take the elevator to floor 4. This floor is designed similarly to the second floor you visited earlier, except that the lights are working. You’ll meet 2 Yakuza officers here. Eliminate them and go check if the tape isn’t on the shelf of an office on the North wall side. Get back to the elevator and proceed to floor 5. There are two guards on this floor that you must take out before you reach the secutiry post in the center. The first one will be on your side, whereas the second is behind the middle wall. When the elevator doors will open, they’ll both initiate their patrol route which are symetrical. Get behind the guard on your side of the wall and quietly take him out. Get to the security post and eliminate the second guard (you don’t have to be stealthy now as no one else can turn on the alarm). When it’s done, go to the console and activate the elevators for the upper floors. Next go up to floor 6. Once again you’re in with two enemies that must not be aware of your presence before you’ve completed your objective. The first one will be walking in front of you and a second one is to the left. Quickly sneak behind the first guard and silently eliminate him (if you’re using a knife, you must keep in mind that he will never stops walking, so you can not get the animation to slit his throat). Turn around and fire on the second guard. You can now download the data from the terminal to the right end of the room. Climb afterwards to the eighth floor and eliminate the two enemies waiting there for you. Get behind the desk and unlock the door to Murakawa’s office. Get inside and go behind his desk where you’ll find the switch to a secret foor. When you open it, a guard will come out; eliminate him. Before you leave the office, check the bookcase to the left to see if the tape isn’t hidden there. Use the secret door and take the stairs to the roof. You will now have to face a great number of powerful enemies. I suggest you climb on the landing platform, from where you can see enemies coming more easily, whereas they will have fewer ways to get to you. When the roof is cleared, use the freight-elevator to get on floor 7. First place a C4 charge on the barils in front of you. Then put on the HAZMAT suit and enter the decontamination chamber. When the process is completed, crouch-walk (hold X) towards the small room where a technician is working. Eliminate him and collect the virus sample. Then go set the two remaining C4s and watch for two enemies you will break in the lab. Get back to the roof afterwards. When Lian’s chopper lands, some more guards will launch an attack. Help Lian get rid of the enemies and the mission will be completed. ********************** * On-line strategies * ********************** You’ve already tasted the level of difficulty in this level and the team strategy requires good coordination, especially for using the elevators efficiently. The rest isn’t too complex, as long as all players have some skills and do not get shot down every two steps. It is possible to beat the par-time with thress players without too much trouble, and even with only two players. In this case however, one will have to be extremely fast and effective. It is better that the game host takes care of floors 5 and 6, since it seems less probable that any glitches occur with him getting there first (see NOTES below). Therefor he should also be the most experimented and skilled player, because he has the toughest part. Cobra: From the beginning of the level, he goes towards the parking garage and eliminates, with Python’s help, the three first Yakuza officers as well as Matsua. He keeps going until he gets inside the tower and goes for the elevators. He uses the right one to get directly to floor 5. He activates the private elevators without setting off the alarm and downloads the data on floor 6. He then keeps going to floor 8, check the bookcase in Murakawa’s office for the tape, then goes to the roof. He quickly uses the freight-elevator to get down to the labs. After he sets the explosives and get the virus sample, he comes back to the roof and helps his teammates finish the job. Python: He fallows Cobra and assists him with the Yakuza officers and Matsua. After he infiltrated the tour, he takes the stairs down and hacks the elevators. He then goes to the second floor of the lobby and kills Ryusaki. He then takes the elevator left by Cobra and goes to floor 2. After, he’s done with the Yakuza there, he climbs to floor 4 using the staircase and kills the two officers. On his way, he must not forget to check both possible tape locations on floors 2 and 4. From the fourth floor, he uses the vent to get to floor 5. If he meets with Viper and Dragon at this point, he goes with them to the roof. If he is late, he uses the elevator that they’ve called back for him. And if he is early, he should call back the elevator used by Cobra for his teammates, and use the other one to get to floor 8. Viper: He stays to defend the helicopter, than goes for Murakawa tower. Once he’s at the elevators, he calls back the one used by Python (logically, the left one) and climbs to the 3rd floor. After he has taken out the last Yakuza officer, he goes to floor 5. If he meets with Python, they and Dragon goes togheter to the roof. He he is early, he makes sure to call back the other elevator for Python. Once on the roof, he secures the landing platform. Dragon: He defends the helicopter and fallow Viper to the 3rd floor, and to the roof. NOTES: Hacking the elevator pannel may also be useful in single player, especially if you’re a beginner and don’t want to fight Ryusaki right away. If you get spotted on floor 5, two bullet-proof glass pannels will keep you from crossing to the other side, where the elevators are. If it happens to you, there is a vent accessible from floor 4 (in a small room in the back) which will lead you to the other side of the wall. If you’re playing on-line, you can climb over the wall with a teammate. On floor 6, if one guard sees you, the one to the left will trigger an alarm which initiates the destruction of the data you came for. Hurry to the terminal and download what you can (between 5% and 95%) and you’ll still be credited for this objective. When you get to the labs on floor 7, it is possible that the technicians inside hear something and locks himself up. There is a switch on the opposite side of the room that opens the door, but the technician will close it back each time you come any closer. If you have a grenade, you can kill him before he shuts the door. Just press the swtich and and immediately throw a grenade near the entrance and the blast should kill the technician. There is a glitch happening on-line that can be quite annoying, although some might consider it as a normal part of the game being extremely sensitive. When you get to floors 5 or 6, it is possible the the enemies hear gunfires from your partners, even if they are on a lower floor. Why I think it is a glitch rather than a programmed feature is that it does occur all the time. You can be sure however that if you can hear gunfires, so will your enemies. You can adjust your strategy in consequence. ======================================================================= XV. Taguang, Myanmar: Irawaddy Basin <L15> ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Objectives: Plant four claymores along the path Plant C-4 charges on foot bridge Plant C-4 charges on log bridges Find Imany Gray's remains at crash site Retrieve tracking device from Agent Gray Eliminate Than Muang Eliminate MetaGlobal terrorist Take documents from terrorist Recover viral container Find Yong-jun KimFing Yong-jun Kim's briefcase Destroy radar tracking unit Rendezvous at river boat with Agent Gray's body Recover flight recorder (Team) Solo par-time : 20:00 Team par-time : 8:00 This is probably the mission with the hugest environment, so be real careful not to get lost, which would consume a lot of precious time. Maximise the use of your map and rader in order to find the straightest way. In the same way as in mission 7 (Belarus 2), the key is the make the most out of your trips, reducing them to a minimum. You begin the level near the boat already carrying 2 C4 charges and 2 Claymores (you can’t carry more at the same time). Fallow the track and put the first two claymores (watch out for snipers in the trees). Keep going until you get to a suspended bridge. Set your two C4s (one on each end of the bridge) while being careful with the sniper posted on the other shore. Then get back to the boat and take some more explosives. Go set the remaining two claymores near the track. You still have three C4 charges to place, on three log bridges. If we situate them from the suspended bridge, there is one on the left and two on the right. Go first towards the log bridge on the left. Place your charge and then cross to the other shore. Turn right and make your way to the crash site. Near the plane tail is a small hill on top of which is a tent. ++++++++++++++++++++++++ + Strategy: Than Muang + ++++++++++++++++++++++++ Than Muan is armed with a M-79 and wears a 250-point flak jacket. Slowly move closer and stop as soon as you see the top of his head. You can than shoot him whereas he can not see you. Another way is to have him fire a shot (move and roll as he shoots so you don’t get kill by the explosion) and kill him while he is reloading. Back to the guide ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Destroy the radar and take the documents in the briefcase nearby. Before you leave this location, take one C4 (there are 2 to the left of the radar). Next find your way up to the plane nose, but ignore Imani’s body for the time being. When you’re there, go around the structure and climb on it. Climb down (where it tells you) inside the plance to find Yong-jun Kim’s body. Climb down to the ground after that. Go to the middle of the crash site, where Imani’s body is. Take back the tracker she was carrying on her. You’ll then trigger the enemy carrying the viral container and he should appear on your map/radar. Hurry up to catch with him. If you’re quick enough, you can get to him before he crosses over the suspended bridge. Shoot him down and take the viral container. Before you come back to the crash site, fallow the river up to the two ramaining log bridges. Set your C4s and fall back to the crash site. You’re now left with the thoughest part of the mission, e.i. brining back Imani’s body to your boat. Prepare for a lot of ambushes and to face a ton of enemies! Yet, the key is to loose as less time as possible. You can use any of the bridges, but beware of the explosives that will detonate soon after you’ve crossed. For the rest, I suggest you go in straight line to the boat. But before you’re done, you still have one objective to go. If you look at your map, you’ll see a kind of pyramid to the left side of your boat (say you’re facing it). When you get to the level of that pyramid, leave Imagni’s body and go to this location. You’ll have to face a few snipers and the MetaGlobal terrorist. Take him down and take the letter he was carrying, then come back to Imani’s body and return to the boat. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ + Strategy: Bringing Imani’s body back + ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Bringing Imani’s body back is the main challenge in the level. Indeed, when you carry the body, you can’t use any weapon. You must put it down is you have to defend yourself. Yet you must stop a little as possible, even if many enemies are attacking you. Actually, you should only drop the body if you have no choice, if your own survival is at stake. For instance, if you’re surrounder by enemis or if one spawn just in front of you (which may happen). Otherwise, if your attacked from the same side, keep going and do a small detour in the worst case to get around the enemies. They don’t tend do chase you by the way. You can also choose to walk along the track where you planted the claymores. Still, be careful, because you might just get killed if an enemy walks on one while you’re near it too. ********************** * On-line strategies * ********************** This mission requires solid team work, otherwise you’ll soon have waste too much time. Three players can beat par, but they must be skilled and execute their tasks very quicklyu and without a hitch. Cobra: He plants two Claymores and his two C4s on the suspended bridge. He then goes to the crash site, finds Imani’s body and take the tracking device. He eliminates the viral carrier (before he crosses over the bridge), then comes back and takes Imani’s body to the boat. Python: He fallows Cobra and plants his two Claymores too. When he gets to the river, and turns left and plant a C4 on the log bridge to the far left. He then goes to the crash site. He eliminate Than Muang, take the briefcase documents and destroys the radar dish. He then meets with Cobra and provides him cover fire. Viper: He goes with Dragon directly to the pyramid. He kills the MetaGlobal terrorist and takes Mara’s letter before helping Dragon climinb on top of the pyramid. Afterwards he meets with Cobra and assists him. Dragon: He goes with Viper to the pyramid and climbs with his help on top of it. He takes the black box and gets to the two log bridges on the right of the suspended bridge to set his C4s. He keeps going up to the right side of the crash site and finds Yong-jun Kim’s body. He then catch up with Cobra and the other players. NOTES: Count at least 8 minutes (when playing off-line) to bring back Imani’s body to the boat, including the detour to the pyramid. Otherwise, if you want to get a chance to beat par, you should take the body at no more than 12 minutes. The mines you planted on side of the track might help you getting rid of some enemies chasing you. But from my point of view, they’re rather awkward as they’ve killed me more often than my enemies! If you keep fallowing the track after you’ve crossed over the suspended bridge on your way to the crash site, you’ll meet a group of enemies heavily armed and all wearing flak jackets. Try avoiding this path and instead do a hook to the right. ======================================================================= XVI. Zurich, Switzerland: Niculescu Funds Tower <L16> ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Objectives: Bypass red laser alarm system Plant camera transeivers Insert data transmitters Access the main frame computer Power up emergency elevators Obtain security chief's handprint and bypass security system Search vauls on 3rd floor Search the vault on 4th floor Rendezvous at the last vault on level 4 Maintain stealth No collateral damage Hidden objective: Obtain Birchmin files Hidden objective: Obtain ALA financial records Solo par-time: 18:00 We’re completly changing style here. Forget about the tons of enemies, because this level only has 13 (unless you set off the alarm). They are also thirteen collateral targets, so forget also about the hevy artillery. Actually, you can easily beat this mission with only the Stun Jack. If you want an insurance policy, you can still bring other non-lethal weapons, such as the Air Pistol or the Riot Shotgun. You should also bring any lethal weapon (the PPK would do just fine) to shoot a grid inside an air duck. When the mission starts, immediately climb the ladder in front of you up to the top. You’ll see a guard in front: knock him off and leave his body there. To your left is a door which is close for now. Hide to its right and wait for a second guard to open it from the other side. Sneak behind him and knock him as quickly as possible. A third guard is patroling in a corridor to then right of the control room from where the previous guard came out. Stun him and place the a camera transceiver on the console. And if you don’t have one already, there is an Air pistol in a box nearby (very useful if you’re aiming for par). In the corridor where the third guard was, you’ll find an crawlspace to your left which will bring you to another section of the building. There are three enemies guarding this section. The first one is on the ground level, the second is on the second floor but will come down briefly. Knock both of them (preferably before the second one climbs back on the upper floor). You can use your Air Pistol for easy shots. Take the ramp to the second floor and fallow the corridor. The third enemy is the chief of security and will be in the office at the end. Put him to sleep and take his handprint. Before you leave the room, make sure you shut off the laser system (it’s a switch on a pannel on the right wall). Now come back all the way up to the vent and to the previous section. Make your way to the elevator and climb on its roof. Fallow the vent up until you see a grid on your left. Use the lethal weapon you brought with you to shoot it down and to reveal a new duct. Fallow it and take the ALA financial records at the end. Get back inside the vent and fallow it to its other end. You’ll end up near the power generator. Turn it on and go back to the elevator. You can now ride it to the lower floor. There are two guards on this floor. Hurry up to eliminate the first one patroling around the elevator. Then wait for the second one to get in the room you’re in and knock him. Before you go in the control room from where he came, locate a vent on a wall to the right (between two computer stations) and crawl into it. Turn right at the crossing and once you come out, place the second camera transceiver. Come back near the elevator and place the four transmitters on eache of the computers in this room. Then go in the control room and open the large security door to the left. Once you get in the main frame computer, a coundown will initiate (giving you more time than is needed). Climb down the ladder to the lowest floor. There is a box there containing a Riot Pistol if you want it. Find the keyboard and download the data. This will shut of the inferior and superior doors, so you must climb to the middle floor by a hatch above you and activate the keybord on the left which will unlock the doors. Climb down to where you were, take the ladder up and leave this place. Come back to the elevator room and go towards the other one (Gabe has unlocked it for you). Take it down to the vault level. Four guards will be patroling on this floor. First, go place the third camera transceiver on the security console right in front of you. Behind it is a box containing a Riot Shotgun. There are four guards, as I said, and four vault. Take them out one by one and search each vault. Watch out for the green lasers that will toast you if you touch them. When you get half-way in the corridor, you’ll need to use the handprint you got earlier to access the secured elevator. Once you’re done with the vault, Gabe will unlock this one for you so you can get to the last floor. This floor is more about lasers than guard, as there is only one. He will be walking in front of you when the elevator doors open. Knock him down and place the last camera transceiver on the console. Take the left corridor up to the first of the two vaults in this floor. In it you’ll find a vent that will take you to the Birchmin’s files. Take them and get out. Go to the last vault to end the mission. NOTES: You’re biggest concern if you ever set off the alarm will be that all enemies attacking you are collateral targets. The other non-lethal weapons you find in this level should only be used in this eventuality. Again, like in Lorelei, the guards must reach an alarm switch if they spot you, giving you some time to react and KO them before they do. Actually, this is one of the easiest levels in the game. The only challenge would be the first vault level with the four guards. ======================================================================= XVII. Budva, Montenegro: Niculescu's Villa Estate (Bonus) <L17> ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Objectives: Find key to Niculescu's bedroom Find evidence linking Niculescu to Syphon Filter Stop Mara Aramov's execution Maintain stealth Hidden objective: Find Zeus Files on Mara Aramov Solo par-time: 10:00 In this last secret mission, you’ll be playing as non other than Gabe! Among the bonus missions, this is the only one in which you’re allowed to fail a parameter, that is “Maintain stealth”, without ending the mission. The rest is exactly as in previous missions of this kind, without any checkpoints. As sono as the mission stars, move silently (hold X) towards the stairs to your right. Climb on the first plateau and wait there (don’t climb the remaining steps). Take out your VSS and aim the top of the stairs. As soon as you see a guard’s head showing up, shoot it. Move to the right and aim the other set of stairs, opposite to where you are. You’ll see a guard stopping in front. Take him down. You can now climb the stairs up to the top. The situation is as fallow: there are three enemies patroling in the courtyard. One is close to you, a second is near the villa and a third is on a balcony above. To avoid being spotted, hide behind one of the pillars and when you’ll need to shoot, use the manuel aim (L1) and press R2 to briefly come out. Your first target is the guard near the villa (not the one of the balcony). The best moment to shoot is when he stops at the far right end. At this moment, the guard closest to you should also be away on the right so he won’t see you. You only have a second, as the villa guard only stops for a very short time. When he is down, stay hidden and wait for the guard near you to complete his round and go towards the right again. Take your time then to eliminate the guard on the balcony. When it’s done too, you can easily take the last one. Get to the left of the villa and find the fountain switch. Turn it off and come back to the fountain. Take the ladder down. Once in the tunnel, go to your left (if you’re facing the ladder) and turn of your flashlight as soon as you see light ahead. Move near the wine cave and eliminate the guard that is there (do it from the tunnel). Take the stairs up to the kitchen, but don’t go in just yet. Wait for the guard inside to turn around. Take him down and hide is body in the stairs. Move closer to the opposite door and hide. When you’re close enough, the two guards in the art room to the left will start moving. Position yourself in front of the door and wait for one to stop in front of you. Headshot him as soon as he stops. Quickly get in the corridor and eliminate the second guard who stayed in the exhibition room. Get in there and find the safe behind a painting to the right as you enter and get the Zeus files on Mara. Come back in the corridor and go pass the kitchen. Move silently (hold X) and will come across double doors behind which is the Captain. As soon as he shows up on your radar, come back quickly but quietly inside the kitchen. The captain will burst in from a door to the left he will open. Take him down and get his keys. Once again go back in the corridor, go by the double doors and keep going until two more enemies appear on your radar. They will be walking in your direction. As soon as you see them on your radar, fall back into the previous room. The two guards will walk up to the end of the corridor, then will turn around and move away. At this point, sneak behind them ant use your VSS to make a double headshot (you must make sure you have a correct alignment). Next, keep going in this corridor up to a large staircase. Two enemies are at the top of it. Normally, if you get there without making a sound, both should stay where they are and thus make two easy targets (they will be looking away). However, what happens most often is that one will have heard a sound and will walk down the stairs. If that’s your case, wait in a corner of the stairs until he gest down and shoot him as soon as you have a clear shot. Climb the stairs very carefully and stop as soon as you see the second enemy’s head (who will now be facing your direction). Kill him before he sees you (it shouldn’t be a problem). All you have to do now is get inside Niculescu’s bedroom and save Mara. As soon as you’ll unlock the doors, using the Captain’s keys, the two guards inside will attack either you or Mara. The one to the left has a greater tendency to shoot Mara first, so make him your priority. When they’re both down, the mission will end. NOTES: When you start the mission, I suggest you get killed one (yes you read correctly!). All enemies wear flak jackets, however if you get killed and start the mission over, they won’t anymore (I don’t have a clue why...). Keep in mind that the taser won’t work agains armoder enemies unless you aim for their head. If you make noise when passing in front of the double doors of the dinning room where the Captain is, he will kick open these doors instead of going through the kitchen. This is more likely to blow up your stealth. At the end of the level, when you’re about to enter the bedroom where Mara is, wait for the guards to finish their conversation before you open the door. It seems they will react more slowly then and will take more time before they shoot Mara. At the beginning of the level, Gabe mentions that he does want to use lethal force against the guards. However it is not an objective and you will get no penatly for not doing it. For a matter of fact, I hardly see how the mission could be done otherwise. ======================================================================= XVIII. Kiev, Ukrain: Chechen Terrorist Base <L18> ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Objectives: Eliminate Invakov's top four lieutenants Disable helicopter flight controls Provide cover fire for Stone Bring Alima Haddad to safety Find Omega Strain DNA code Provide covering fire for Gabe in the silo Stop missile from launching (Team) Solo par-time : 25:00 Team par-time : 15:00 Welcome in Hell! Forget all you’ve seen up to now: this mission IS difficult. You’ll face a ton of enemies, all heavily armed and capable of killing you in a split second. Do not worry if you happen to die 10, 20 or even 30 times the first time you try it. Ironically, the par-time is pretty easy to get once you know how to complete all objectives. It is easily conceivable to beat this level in under twenty minutes. Also, keep in mind that it is possible to beat the level completing none of the objectives! When the mission starts, the first lieutenant (Salvin) will come in the area you’re in. Simply wait where you are and kill him when he shows up. Try to take him down in one shot, before he notices you. Otherwise, he’ll proove to be a worthy adversery. If you haven’t brought Sarin Nerve Gas, I strongly suggest that you take those that Salvin was carrying. There are two doors you can use to exit this area. When you face them (they’re both on the same side), take the one that’s to the left and fallow the corridor to the opposite side of that building. Open the door and you’ll see Petrenko on the roof of a small construction. Throw a couple of Sarin on that roof, and that should take care of him. If not, you must get inside the building to the right of where Petrenko is and climb to the second floor. You’ll see a door leading to the roof. Come back to the start area and take the other door (it’s actually the one from which Salvin came earlier). In this new building, climb the stairs, open the door and you’ll meet Ushakov: he’s in the tank. Immediately throw a Sarin on the top of the tank for an easy kill (any explosive weapon might also do the trick). The tank will stop when Ushakov is dead. Next, you must go to the right of the tank. Pass through the large door and fallow that tunnel up the the hangar where Stone is. Do not get too close of that hangar. Stone is invincible and is capable of dealing with the enemis inside. Why you don’t want get to close is that snipers will soon appear on the roof. Use the columns on the wall on your left to hide and help Stone to take them out. When he’s out of danger, Stone will tall you to sabotage the chopper. Stone will again require your assistance in saving Alima. If you want to gain some time however, I suggest that you ignore him and carry on with your objectives. Even without your support, Stone will always free Alima without a hitch. Instead, find a small elevator to the right of the hangar. Open the gate by shooting the lock and climb down to the undergrounds. Eliminate the few enemies coming at you and cross the room you got in. Take right at the first crossing you see. Slowly walk down the slope and you’ll see Leonov standing with two other soldiers. When he sees you (he will even if you didn’t make any noise), he’ll try to escape. ++++++++++++++++++++ + Strategy: Leonov + ++++++++++++++++++++ There are several ways to eliminate Leonov. Basically, it’s your timing and skills that will determinate which one is more appropriate. 1) When you see Leonov for the first time, quickly take out his two buddies and rush on him. Try to take him down with a headshot, because he’s equiped with a 250-point flak jacket. The strategy works better if you do have the auto headshot-lock. Still, it’s the riskiest alternative. Yet, make sure you don’t venture too deep in the room in which Leonov running away. If you go too far, you’ll be ambushed by two C11 soldiers that are very difficult to eliminate in such a closed space. 2) If you’d rather play it cool, don’t run after Leonov. Instead, fall back to the elevator you used before and go back to the surface. Leonov will use a larger freight-elevator and will try to escape in his chopper. Position yourself near the horizontal doors (but don’t stand too close) and as soon as they open, throw a few Sarin and the freight-elevator. It should take care of Leonov and his two guards. 3) If you take some time getting back to the surface (let’s say you’ve been killed and you respawned somewhere that makes it longer the reach the chopper), Leonov will have his men repair the engine. There will be a one-minute countdown before he succeeds. But if you get in that area before it reaches zero, Leonov will still try to fly his chopper... and will crash it on the nearby hill! An easy kill! Back to the guide ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Go on the freight-elevator. This one can stop on three floors. The first one is the surface, the second is where the undeground complex is and a third floor is a small room underneath (you’ll need to go there). However, you’ll have to deal with two body-armored enemies, one of which is armed with an M-79. ++++++++++++ + Strategy + ++++++++++++ First you need to be aware of the room design. If you’re facing the elevator control panel, the M-79 guy will be in your back and the second enemy (he’s armed with a C11) will then be on your right. Turn around to you’ll face the M-79 soldier. There are a few boxes behind which you can take cover on your right. But don’t wait for the freight- elevator. But do not wait for the platform the reach the floor. As soon as you see an opening, roll off the platform and get behind those boxes. This way you should be shielded from both enemies. You can eliminate the closest enemy (the one with the M-79) by throwing a grenade (M61 or Sarin) on the wall behind him (just make sure you don’t get hit too). Once this one is down, the other one should be easier. You should go for a headshot, using the many obstacles to your advantage. Back to the guide ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ When both enemies down there are dead, you’ll find an air duct (on floor level) that will lead you to a secret room with a computer from which you’ll be able to download the virus DNA sequence. When you’re done, go back to the second floor. Get back in the tunnel in which you ran into Leonov and turn right at the first crossing. You’ll find Gabe at the other end. From that point, you’ll have a five-minute countdown to the missile launch (needless to say you must be done by then). Actually, there are not much else to do. Fallow Gabe and fire with him to eliminate the enemies in your way as fast as possible. Generally the five minutes are easily enough to allow Gabe to reach the missile navigation panel and sabotage it. The enemies you’ll meet down there are the thougest of the game and they carry tremendous firepower (some with C11s, others with TH3 Blasters or flamme-throwers). When Gabe has finished sabotaging the missile, stay low and wait. When the count-down reaches zero and the missile takes off, you’ll have completed this mission... and the game! ********************** * On-line strategies * ********************** Because of the high level of difficulty of this level, it is advisable that all four players have enough experience to know their way in this environment and not get killed every two seconds. It is also better to do this mission with four players, not really because of the par-time, but rather because three-player teams often have a hard time stopping the mission. It is almost unthinkable to do it with two players only, as a third one is needed to boost his two teammates up to the missile gate control panel. This level doesn’t ask the team to show outstanding coordination, but each player will need to be efficient and skilled in doing their tasks. Take note that the two missile switches must be activated in a time lapse of about 30 seconds, otherwise the first one will disengage. Cobra: He takes out Salvin, then goes towards Ushakov’s tank. After he took him out too, he meets Stone and sabotage the chopper. He leaves Stone’s covering to Python and uses instead the small elevator to get down in the undergrounds. He then meets up with Gabe and climbs to one silo switch with Python’s help. Python: He assists Cobra with the first two lieutenants. When he gets to the hangar, he lets Cobra go and stays with Stone. He comes back with him to Alima’s detention location, but keeps going passed the tank up to the doors leading to the silo. He uses the elevator near the silo to and meets up with Gabe and Cobra. Viper: He goes for Petrenko. After he’s eliminated, he takes the nearest access to the undergrounds. He then gest near the freigh- elevator and goes with Dragon to the third level to help him with the two enemies down there. He comes back up after Dragon got the DNA and both go to the left control panel in the silo. Dragon: He goes directly to the underground access located in the starting area. He fallows the tunnels up to Leonov and tries to take him out BEFORE he reaches the freigh-elevator. If he fails to do so, he should get back to the surface and throw some Sarin Nerve Gas at the freight-elevator as it gets there too. Whatsoever, he then uses the freight-elevator with Dragon down to the third level and gets the DNA. Then he meets up with the other players in the silo and goes with Viper to the left control panel. NOTES: The order in which to kill the four lieutenants may change. The way I describe above is most certainly the fastest. It is mostly the access point to the undergrounds that will either make you win or loose some time. There are a total of 4 access points to the undergrounds, plus on that leads in the silo directly (see below). The first one is in the area where you start. The second is near Petrenko. The third is also in that area, only it is in the building to the right from which you can access the roof where the lieutenant is. The fourth one is close to the hangar. This is the one I stronly recommand that you use. As I said above, not only is this the fastest route to the silo, but it is also the less dangerous (less enemies in the end). The freigt-elevator becomes available after Leonov is dead, even though he did not use it. Fallowing my strategy, you may face the fallowing situation: you come down to the thrid floor to get the DNA, but you get killed. Therefore, You respawn in the hangar near the chopper (the location of your last checkpoint) and *dammit!* you realise that both elevators are still down (there are no way to call them back to the surface). There is how to avoid this unfortunate situation that would have you go over half the base to find another access point to the undegrounds. When you get down the first time with the small elevator, stay on the platform and activate it again. As it go up, quickly roll off it and let it continue alone. This way, if you ever respawn near the hangar, there will always be an elevator ready to take you down. The countdown to the missile launch initiates when you get to the silo itself. There are two ways to get there. The first is near where you saw Leonov. Most of the time, this is the way you’ll use, but it first must be unlocked by Gabe (he’ll do it after you’ve ran across the four lieutenants, even if you haven’t killed them yet). The second access point is to the left of the tank area. Behind the silo doors is an elevator that will take you down to some stairs. They will lead you the the upper floor of the silo, where Gabe is normally waiting for you when the time comes. However, the difference with this one is that it is accessible at all times. Even if you haven’t meet all the lieutenants, you can still get inside the silo by this route. Be informed that the countdown will initiate as soon as you get in the silo, whatever access point you used. It is still a good thing to know about those two ways in, especially for on-line play. When you get with either Stone or Gabe, let them take the lead and draw enemy fire. Since the are invicible, they risk nothing and you’ll avoid taking too much dammage. It is possible to reach one of the two control panels in the silo without the help of a teammate. Notice the elevator that Gabe uses to reach the missile navigation panel. If you’re fast enough, you can beat him there (but you can’t use it, only Gabe can so you need to wait for him). When you’re up, the panel should be just a little below you, but it is easy to get there by rolling. It is not really useful when playing alone, but it may be a worthy strategy if you’re playing a 3- man game on-line. It is possible to delay the alarm by remaining stealthy (besides it is suggested by Gabe in one of the PDA conversation). This will reduce the number of guard you’ll have to face. It may therefore be a reliable strategy when trying to beat the level with 0 deaths. ========= I. Awards <AWD> ========= Coming soon... [...] =================== N. Crédits & thanks <C&T> =================== Walkthrough entirely by Gabe Logan aka Vincent Pratte. (email@example.com) Thanks to Ronald2588 as well as all other GameFAQs.com forum members for the help. 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