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Gears of War 2 Achievements Guide

Looking to get points when Gears 2 hits this Friday? Here are a few shortcuts.

When told about our sweet achievement guide, Mr. Fenix was quoted as saying "AWWW COME AWWWWN!"
After I finished writing the Gears of War 2 review yesterday, I spent a little extra time getting all of the achievements together and building a quick guide designed to help you get the game's points quickly and easily.

Unlike Gears 1, the achievements in Gears 2 seem much more reasonable. You won't see people screwing up ranked matches because they're trying to get enough pistol kills for the points this time around. The achievements for public games are the mildest of the bunch. There are certainly some that will take time, though. Overall, the achievements in the game are pretty satisfying to earn and, if you're like me, you'll end up with close to half of them just by playing the game normally.

Also, some of the achievements are built in such a way that you can get them when playing splitscreen against a non-existent opponent. And you could technically get that "play 1999 rounds of multiplayer" achievement by leaving your console on for a night... maybe two nights. To be clear, I don't recommend that. But hey, I'm also the same guy that left GRAW on overnight for the exact same reason, so maybe I shouldn't tell you how to live your lives.

Check out the achievement guide over in our bitchin' guides section. Notice that I haven't built a guide that details the locations of all the hidden collectibles. I put that challenge out to you. Which one of you will be the first with a great, image-filled guide for that?

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Posted by Jeff
When told about our sweet achievement guide, Mr. Fenix was quoted as saying "AWWW COME AWWWWN!"
After I finished writing the Gears of War 2 review yesterday, I spent a little extra time getting all of the achievements together and building a quick guide designed to help you get the game's points quickly and easily.

Unlike Gears 1, the achievements in Gears 2 seem much more reasonable. You won't see people screwing up ranked matches because they're trying to get enough pistol kills for the points this time around. The achievements for public games are the mildest of the bunch. There are certainly some that will take time, though. Overall, the achievements in the game are pretty satisfying to earn and, if you're like me, you'll end up with close to half of them just by playing the game normally.

Also, some of the achievements are built in such a way that you can get them when playing splitscreen against a non-existent opponent. And you could technically get that "play 1999 rounds of multiplayer" achievement by leaving your console on for a night... maybe two nights. To be clear, I don't recommend that. But hey, I'm also the same guy that left GRAW on overnight for the exact same reason, so maybe I shouldn't tell you how to live your lives.

Check out the achievement guide over in our bitchin' guides section. Notice that I haven't built a guide that details the locations of all the hidden collectibles. I put that challenge out to you. Which one of you will be the first with a great, image-filled guide for that?

Posted by RHCPfan24

Awesome Jeff! 

I will check it out.
Posted by Daveyo520

Oh Jeff and his points. 

Posted by jakob187

Nerd.  = P


Sweet guide, sir.  But can you make a guide that makes me care about the game?  o.O
Posted by Milkman

Shit yeah!

Posted by MasterSplinter

Seriously 2.0 is bullshit.. but I'm gonna have a blast going for it.  =)

Posted by albedos_shadow

Point whores unite!

Posted by heavymtlhead

Don't feel bad, Jeff. I left GRAW on for 8 hours as well. I can't tell if it's sad or awesome. I'm leaning toward AWESOME!

Posted by Jixashauser

It´s nice to see that Epic made some of the achievements a bit easier this time around :)

Posted by zyn

I'm kind of disappointed that "Horde Mode" Achievements can be unlocked without doing it in one sitting.  Where's the challenge in that?

Posted by Vgsounds

Dammit I can't play nothing till I get my term papers over with :(.

Posted by coonce

speaking of guides - we just started to float them up on the game pages (games that they're associated to) like so:


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Posted by ssargentshooter

Being an Achievement whore isn't the worst thing in the world. seriously.

Posted by Media_Master

boring

Posted by daniel_beck_90

Jeff is my hero

Posted by Captain_Fookup

Nice to see you don't need to beat campaign with Dom to get the coop achievements.

Posted by AspiringAndy

Jeff, what a babe.

Posted by Scooper
"Points! *BIG STAR* 66649 DIP!!!"
Posted by CitizenKane

Awesome!  I can't wait until tomorrow morning when I get to start playing this game!  ^__^

Posted by TokeyTheBear

The points for gears 2 just play through on hardcore co-op you'll get 500-600 EASY, then the the online ones got me up to 650 for my gears gamer score :P So agreeing with the guide, ya, play it through first, it's fuckin' awesome don't rob yourself of the campaign experience worrying about points get them after I loved the campaign, and no im not a cock so I won't reveal any spoilers :D, excuse the language. then play online for your achievements. If your like me, online the achievements will come like bears to a campsite that's got a woman on the rag. :)

Posted by Woody117

sick as

Posted by DNZGames

Awesome guide