3. Story walkthrough
Okay, first things first, what's the time right now where you are? There is an achievement in this game for killing four enemies either online, or in the campaign, between midday and quarter past twelve local time, so ideally you want to be playing just before noon! If you're not, then you can disconnect from xbox live, and manually set the time to 11:55 am in the Settings menu of the dashboard.
After killing four enemies between 1200-1215 local time you will unlock
Kill 4 enemies between 12:00 p.m. and 12:15 p.m. (local time, ranked play counts).
You have pistols!! Head to the first waypoint and start working towards the following achievements
Deliver 99 headshots (ranked play counts).
Kill 250 People using pistols (ranked play counts).
The 99 headshots can be done with any weapon and you'll easily get this after a few chapters. You'll also easily pick up 250 pistol kills throughout the game without trying.
After completing the second objective you will have to press X to open a stuck door. As you go through the door, turn left to find SECRET 1/5 in a chest. Continue through the level, and kill the enemy in the tent. Exit the tent and head to the right towards the flag. From the flag turn 90 degrees to the left and against the side of a tent in front of you is a chest containing SECRET 2/5. Hunt down (they are marked by yellow waypoint markers) and kill the two snipers and then head to the officer's tent. After speaking to your superior officers and getting a new objective, move forward with your new squad until you reach a stream. At the end of this stream on the right hand bank (right before the slope where you get the objective 'Follow The Soldier') is a chest containing SECRET 3/5.
Complete the concentration mode tutorial, report to the officer and head to the trenches. As you enter the trenches, open the ammunition crate on your left and swap your rifle for the shotgun contained in the crate. As the shotguns in this game are pretty lame, it makes sense to get this achievement out of the way as quickly as possible, so that you can use a rifle or bow for the harder sections of the game later on. Get 250 shotgun kills to earn
Kill 250 People using shotguns (ranked play counts).
Use the shotgun whenever possible, and you'll get the required number of kills before you know it. As soon as you have the shotgun achievement swap your gun for (or buy!) a rifle. This will probably be around chapter 6, and you should have enough money to buy a decent rifle, and be near a weapon store!
Collect and use the nearby dynamite to blow open a path and continue forwards. During this battle in the trenches you can shoot an enemy through a wall and obtain
Shoot an enemy through a wall.
Don't worry if you don't get this achievement here, you will easily earn it throughout the course of the game.
As you progress, look out for a wooden sign straight in front of you that says 'EXPLOSIVES'. Turn left in front of this building, and then left again at the T-junction to find SECRET 4/5 in a crate at the end of this trench.
Attend the family reunion, then complete the Gatling Gun section and move forward through the trenches. Someone will start throwing dynamite at you before too long, and you need to shoot two sticks of dynamite in mid-air to earn
Shoot 2 enemy dynamite sticks in mid air.
You can quickly grind this here if you want, but there will be numerous occasions in the game when an enemy is throwing dynamite at you! Even on Easy difficulty, dynamite will kill you if it detonates close by to where you're standing, so keep your distance..
Push onwards and upwards, past another dynamite-chucker until you're given the objective 'Prevent enemies from landing' and have to mount a cannon. Using this cannon, you must destroy every raft before they discharge their troops onto the shore to earn
On chapter I, destroy all rafts before they land.
Aim quite a distance above the rafts, and if you see one soldier on foot then you'l need to reload the checkpoint and try again. Keep an eye out on your left for a couple of rafts that tend to sneak through the weeds unnoticed, and try and take out all of the rafts as close to the opposite shore as you can. This will probably take you a few attempts to master.
The last secret collectible of the chapter can be found when you get the objective 'Mine The Bridge'. Head straight towards the river, taking out any enemies on the way and head under the right hand side of the bridge towards the large rock in the water. Around the back of this rock is a dead body with SECRET 5/5 sitting on the rock next to it. You'll need to press X to collect it whilst jumping in the water, as you can't get onto the rock yourself.
Head to the next waypoint to end the chapter.
Now that you've had a chance to get used to the game (a bit!) why not go for the 'Untouchable' achievement on this level? It's pretty easy to get, and to earn it you must complete the level without getting severely wounded (the screen flashes red and you can hear your own breathing and heart beating). If you do get severely wounded you can reload the last checkpoint and try again, but as we're playing on easy you shouldn't have much of a problem knocking this achievement out.
Play through the level, rescue Jackson from the barn and then enter the stable. However tempted you may be DO NOT SHOOT THE COW! Before climbing up look in the right hand corner of these stables for a chest containing SECRET 1/5. Climb up, drop down and as you exit the stables you will earn
On chapter II, don't kill the cow.
Assuming that is, that you didn't just shoot the cow..
Head towards the line of seven buildings and kill all the enemies. Inside the third building is a chest at the bottom of a ladder containing SECRET 2/5. Inside the sixth building on the top floor is a chest containing SECRET 3/5.
Continue through the level until you take cover in a cornfield. You can now earn the following achievement
On chapter II, in the field, kill enemy soldiers using knives without being detected.
There are six enemy soldiers in this field hunting for you and your brother, and you need to kill them all with your knives before they find you. You also cannot be seen or stand up, so remain crouched the whole time and stalk your way through the field picking them off one by one. Make sure you retrieve your knives from dead bodies by walking over them. If you get stuck on this section, there is an excellent video guide below.
Mount a horse for the first time, and know that you can start working towards the five horseback kills you need to earn
Kill a total of 5 enemies while horseback (ranked play counts).
I killed at least ten people on horseback here and didn't get the achievement, so don't worry if this happens to you - you will get this easily later on. If you're going for the 'Untouchable' achievement you may find it easier to dismount from your horse on the long drive and approach the house on foot.
Approach the front doors and kill all the enemies during the co-op concentration section to earn
Kill all enemies in a single Cooperative Concentration Mode.
You can reload the checkpoint if you didn't get it.
Head up the stairs and look behind the cabinet on the landing for a chest containing SECRET 4/5. After clearing the house jump out of the open window at the right hand side of the top floor. On a platform here is a chest containing SECRET 5/5. Drop down, kill the enemies as instructed and finish the chapter. If you were going for it then you should also earn
Finish any chapter, except for VI and VIII, without getting severely wounded.
For the first time you can now choose either character at the beginning of each level. There are achievements for completing every chapter as both characters, and for this playthrough I recommend always selecting Thomas when given the choice. Ray can take more damage before dying, duel-wield pistols and can also use dynamite, all of which will come in useful on your second playthrough.
Select Thomas, complete your first duel and run into the saloon. Ascend the staircase at the back of the bar, and collect SECRET 1/5 from a bookshelf at the top of these stairs. As you leave the saloon and head towards the weapon store, look to your right for a chest containing SECRET 2/5 next to some bales of hay in a small wooden structure. After lassooing your way to the top floor of the house and entering the door, look to your left to find a chest containing SECRET 3/5 next to the bed. Exit this house and ride in the stagecoach until it comes to a halt. Enter the barn on the left hand side of this road and then look on the floor immediately to your left to find SECRET 4/5. Leave the barn, turn right and follow the wooden fence until you find some hay bales with a chest next to them. This chest contains SECRET 5/5.
Complete the next two concentration sections whilst riding and then get into the back of the stagecoach. Whilst in the back of the stagecoach you need to kill 20 enemies (cumulatively) to earn
On chapter III, kill 20 armed enemies while riding the stagecoach.
You can reload the checkpoint a few times to grind this now if you really want to, but it should unlock during your second playthrough anyway.
Complete the chapter to earn
After selecting Thomas you'll start chapter 4 in the midst of a firefight inside a saloon. See the chairs scattered around the place? You need five kills using chairs to earn
Kill 5 enemies with a chair.
Just pick up a chair with X and batter your enemies with it using RT. If you complete this section without getting 5 chair kills (or die!) then simply reload the checkpoint and carry on battering.
Kill everyone in the saloon and complete the co-op concentration section. Continue through the level and climb up and over a roof. Drop down on the other side and then continue forwards until you reach a stone arch through which you can see a stack of sandbags. Before going through the arch, turn to your left and open the chest next to the building for SECRET 1/5. If your concentration meter is full, use it now. You can easily refill it on this next section of the chapter, and will need to fully recharge it before you reach the next waypoint marker to obtain an achievement.
Once you reach the waypoint and watch a short cut-scene, turn the corner and your brother will shout a warning about snipers. Enter concentration mode and kill the three snipers on the roof to earn
On chapter IV, playing as Thomas, kill sharpshooters in 10 seconds.
After killing the snipers look in the shelter immediately to your left for a chest containing SECRET 2/5. Continue through the chapter until you complete your next duel. Shortly after this you will come across another weapon store. In the centre of the square outside the weapon store is a chest containing SECRET 3/5. Continue on, down the next set of stairs and look to your right for a raised area containing a goat. SECRET 4/5 is on a bench on the left hand side of this raised area, next to a sombrero. Proceed through the chapter until you get to the church, and before activating the co-op concentration mode head to the back and collect SECRET 5/5 from a chest on the right hand side.
Select Thomas to begin chapter 5 and you're plunged straight into combat. At the bottom of these planks and this hill are some stagecoach wagons, next to one of them is a chest containing SECRET 1/5. Advance to the next battle which takes place in a small encampment at the bottom of a hill. As you enter this encampment, head to the right and open a chest hidden among the wooden structures to find SECRET 2/5. Continue to Devlin's house, head upstairs and into the bedroom on the right for a chest containing SECRET 3/5. There's quite a distance now until the next collectible. You will shortly get separated from Ray, head along a separate path to him and then kill a sniper and then climb some scaffolding after reuniting with your brother. As you get near the top of this scaffolding look for a platform that runs behind you as you climb, and at the end of this platform is a chest containing SECRET 4/5. Continue up another scaffolding structure, cross the bridge and continue until you drop into a small hole. It's quite tricky to spot, but underneath one of the staircases in this depression is a chest containing SECRET 5/5. Win the duel and finish the chapter.
After selecting Thomas you now have the option to complete three side quests. There is an achievement for completing all six of the games side quests, and each one contains three collectible posters. You do not have to complete these on your second playthrough if you do them all now. Also, instead of 5 there are now 12 collectibles in this chapter.
There is also a weapon store in front of you, once you have obtained your '250 shotgun kill' achievement, buy a decent rifle from this shop and use it for the rest of the game. 250 kills with rifles will earn you
Kill 250 People using rifles (ranked play counts).
As soon as you start the chapter turn 180' and go up the hill into the ruins. There is a chest here containing SECRET 1/12. After picking it up, head back down the hill and around the back of the weapons store to a big tree. On the floor next to a sleeping bandit is SECRET 2/12, and when you pick it up the bandit will wake up and attack you, so beware! To the extreme left of this tree (standing and looking left from the back of the weapon store) is a large rocky mound. Climb over this mound, and keep moving forward until you can see a house below you. Head down to it and climb the ladder onto the roof, where you will find a chest containing SECRET 3/12. Now you can start the side quests.
SQ : Retrieve The Stolen Cattle
Mount up and head to the right (assuming you're facing the weapon store from the front). As you head towards a second water tower, look on your right hand side for a tall, pointy rock. Next to this rock as a hangman's gallows, and next to a crate under the gallows is SECRET 4/12. After killing the first enemies of this side mission you will ascend a slope and eventually reach a ravine. A short way down the ravine path you will notice a tree sticking out of the cliff on your left hand side. Dismount and head towards this tree to discover a platform containing SECRET 5/12. Saddle up again and complete the rest of the side mission by slaughtering the cattle rustlers and defeating their boss in a duel. You will also probably obtain the 'Drive-by' achievement during this side quest for killing five enemies whilst on horseback, if you didn't already get it in chapter 2. For completing this side quest you will earn
Now grab a horse and head forwards (past the dead boss), and to the right until you come to a steep hill leading down, drop down and turn left. Head towards the house in the distance, in the front garden next to a wicker basket is SECRET 6/12. Now ride back to the weapon store and select the next side quest.
SQ : Wanted : Ramos Dead or Alive
Head towards the waypoint marker, as you approach the ranch turn 180' and head back towards where you came from, but slightly to the right. At the bottom of a rocky hill you will find a crashed wagon. Among the debris is a chest containing SECRET 7/12. Head to the ranch marked by the waypoint and kill the enemies there. Lasso yourself up to the water tower and climb into the compound. Clear the top floor of the house, and find the unlocked door to the left of where you came in. Two enemies are guarding a safe in this room that contains SECRET 8/12. Chase down Ramos and kill him in a duel to complete this side quest. From where you are standing immediately after the duel, turn 180', ride straight in this direction, to the right of the rocky hill and then go around the left hand side of a big boulder to find a graveyard. Kill the three enemies here and then check an open coffin for SECRET 9/12.
SQ : Retrieve Stolen Property
Proceed to the waypoint, dismount, kill everyone and take down the boss in a duel to complete this quick and easy side quest. Before leaving the cave, search the chests in the centre for SECRET 10/12. Leave the way you came in and find your horse where you left it. As you exit this narrow canyon, defeat the ambush then turn right. Ride straight ahead until you see a large boulder on your right hand side. Around the back of this boulder is some wooden scaffolding, use your lasso to get to the top and look in a bucket for SECRET 11/12. Bear in mind that if you fall from the top of this scaffolding you will die. Head back to where you turned right coming out of the narrow canyon, and turn left. Ride straight and on your left you will see some more wooden scaffolding and a disused mine entrance. Check the mine cart for SECRET 12/12.
Having completed all three sidequests, stock up at the weapon store and talk to your brother to end the chapter and obtain
Select Thomas and head to the jail. Approach the barred window on horseback to bust open the window and kill all the enemies in the next room. Search this room for a chest containing SECRET 1/5. Clear the rest of the jail, collect the key and bust the prisoner. Or maybe not...
Continue through the level until you've destroyed the explosive depot and are attacked by snipers from an upstairs window. Around the back of the building containing the sniper nest is a chest. Open it to find SECRET 2/5. Continue through the level and get to the saloon. Behind the saloon bar is a chest containing SECRET 3/5. Head upstairs, release the prisoner and win another duel.
Climb across the rooftops, and when you drop back down into the street stop at the first crossroad you come to. Turn left, and then left again around the corner of a house to find a chest containing SECRET 4/5. As you head back to the crossroad straight in front of you (ie on the right hand path of the crossroad) in plain view is a chest containing SECRET 5/5.
Select Thomas and jump for joy when you realise there are another three side quests to complete, and another 12 posters to find on this chapter.
Go around the right hand side of the weapon store and look next to two trays of apples and a pumpkin for SECRET 1/12. Now go inside the store, stock up on ammo if needed and start the side quests.
SQ : Help Wanted! Looking to hire Regulators
On the way to the objective marker you will be ambushed form high up on the left hand side. Kill the two enemies and then search this elevated area to find SECRET 2/12 next to a small rucksack. Head back in the direction you came from, and stay on lower ground. You will come across a farm inhabited by a few enemies. Kill them and then check around the outside of the perimeter fence on the right hand side to find a crate with SECRET 3/12 on top of it. Head to the objective marker at Freeman's Farm. Upon arrival head to the rear of the farm and look behind a small shed in the left hand corner to find a chest containing SECRET 4/12. Kill the attacking bandits and head to Snipes' Farm. After the battle enter the first building on your right hand side and look for a chest on the top floor containing SECRET 5/12. Kill everyone here and win a duel with Snipes, then head around the back of the farm on the right hand side and look for a burnt out house with a few tents next to it. Kill the enemies and check on top of the crate outside a tent for SECRET 6/12.
Head back to the weapon store and select the next side quest.
SQ : Wanted : Jim Peters Dead or Alive
Head up the hill towards the waypoint, and walk straight into an ambush! Kill all the enemies here, and then look amongst the rocks on your left hand side to find SECRET 7/12 on the floor. Kill everyone here and win a duel. Before leaving the farm check the far right hand corner of the barn for a chest containing SECRET 8/12. Leave the farm and turn immediately right as you leave the front gate. Head straight towards the edge of the cliff in front of you, and look to your left for a smouldering fire. On a lower level next to this fire is a dead body next to a bottle of Jack and SECRET 9/12.
Head back and select the final side quest.
SQ : Security Guards Wanted
Saddle up and head to the waypoint marker. Speak to the highlighted NPC and then turn right and head into the barn in front of you. On a crate inside this barn is SECRET 10/12. Exit the barn through the front door and turn right, then wait at the corner of the barn to ambush the first set of indians. Look out for two sneaky redskins coming out of the barn and creeping up behind you at the end of this battle. Do not let the indians kill any railroad workers, or you will need to restart the last checkpoint. Head across the bridge when instructed and defeat the next load of indians before they kill any workers to earn
Check the wooden shelter to the left of where you first encountered this second group of railroad workers to find a chest on the floor containing SECRET 11/12. Head back across the bridge, grab a horse and head back towards the weapon store, but stick to the left hand side against the bottom of the hills and cliffs whenever possible. This will lead you to a house being attacked by two indians. Kill them and collect SECRET 12/12 from atop a crate outside the front door.
Head back to the weapon store, stock up on ammo and follow the black hat waypoint markers to progress and meet Mendoza to end the chapter.
Select Thomas, sit through the brief cut-scene and impersonate your favourite WWF wrestler by smacking someone out with a chair. The game will force you to look downwards and give you the objective 'Go down to find the escape route'. Note the two barrels and chest right in your crosshairs on a lower level. The chest contains SECRET 1/5 so make sure you collect it on the way down just after crossing a small plank bridge. Keep advancing and killing until you come to a drawbridge. Kill everyone in the vicinity, but don't drop the bridge yet, instead head back to where your brothers are and collect SECRET 2/5 from on top of two barrels directly behind where Ray is standing. Now backtrack and drop the bridge. Follow the path until you get to the next co-op concentration section outside a door. Check an upturned mine cart just past this door for SECRET 3/5. Enter and clear this mine and as you exit it, look behind the crate marked SUPPLIES on your right hand side for SECRET 4/5.
Collect your brothers in the elevator and ride it downwards. As you descend, some enemies above you will hurl explosives down at you. There are 6 projectiles in total for you to shoot, so use a pistol with 6 rounds and don't miss! If you miss one reload the checkpoint and try again. Shooting all 6 will earn you
On chapter IX, on the lift, destroy everything that is thrown at you.
As you get off the elevator, look in the chest in front of you and slightly to the right for SECRET 5/5. Head to the waypoint killing everyone en route and complete this chapter to earn
Select Thomas and follow the objectives you're given until you have to escort the wagons. After passing through the giant stone arch, keep an eye out on the left for a crashed wagon. There is a briefcase in the wreckage that contains SECRET 1/5. Continue through the level until you creep up behind and kill the snipers. Search this area for what looks like a giant picnic basket with SECRET 2/5 on top of it. Return to the wagons, and note the waterfall behind them. At the bottom of the waterfall on the left is a tree, and behind this tree is a chest containing SECRET 3/5. Saddle up again and rescue Marisa and hook up with Juarez again back at the wagons. As you cross the next river with the wagon, look to your left for a canoe among the rocks. It contains SECRET 4/5. Proceed a short way until you approach the bright beam of light shining into the cave. On the right hand wall of this cave is a dead body with SECRET 5/5 next to it. Follow the objective markers and complete the Gatling Gun section to finish this chapter.
Select Thomas and enjoy a nice relaxing boat ride. Park up and sneakily climb over the fence as instructed, drop down on the other side and look behind the wigwam to your left for a giant picnic basket with SECRET 1/5 on top of it. Continue through the chapter until you get to a small cutscene about a broken bridge. Climb the nearby ladder (behind you, next to a totem pole) and retrieve SECRET 2/5. Continue forward, push a tree over with your brother and as you get to the river look to your left for a canoe, dead Indian and SECRET 3/5. Continue until you get the objective 'Go along the shore to reach the dam' - in the first area you have a battle in are two wooden shelters a few metres away from each other. Each shelter has a chest inside that contains SECRET 4/5 and SECRET 5/5. Follow the waypoints and before boarding the canoe again reload all your weapons.
As you set sail you will be attacked by Indians in four canoes. Kill them all to obtain
On chapter XI, kill all the Indians during canoe chase.
As always, if you miss out then reload the checkpoint and try again.
Complete this river section to finish the chapter.
Select Thomas and note that there is an achievement for completing this chapter using only the bow - so make sure to keep only your bow equipped! Bear in mind that if you use concentration mode at any time during this chapter then you will not obtain this achievement. One of your earliest objectives in this chapter will be to use a Gatling Gun, but don't touch it despite being directed to - if you use it then you will also not get this achievement.
As soon as the chapter starts, turn 90' to your left, collect the Prime Bow from the floor next to you, and check the basket outside the brown wigwam in front of you for SECRET 1/5. You can also find SECRET 2/5 and SECRET 3/5 by searching outside the wigwams in the centre of the camp, near where all the baskets are stacked up and scattered around. Both secrets are hidden inside baskets, and are easy to find. You may as well do this straight away, as your collectible progress is still saved even if you die.
Using your shiny new bow, kill the attackers whilst conserving as much ammo as possible. There are quivers of arrows outside most of the wigwams in this area, but you may find ammo for the bow a little bit scarce generally, so go for headshots whenever possible, and try to let big brother Ray do some of the killing as well. When you get the objective 'Destroy the Gatling Gun', head back to where you found secret #1 and headshot the Gatling gunner from this vantage point. This completes the objective using only one arrow! As mentioned earlier, DO NOT use the Gatling Gun when prompted. Instead, just stay on this ledge in cover and pick off enemies with your bow until you reach a cut-scene.
Follow your brother and retreat to the hills, but make sure to keep an eye open for more arrows as you retreat and leave the camp. There are a few easy to find quivers outside the last wigwams right before you climb the ledge with your brother. Repel the rebels from this ledge and climb up to a higher level when instructed. After climbing the rock, run straight ahead to the wigwam in front of you, next to the cliff. In a basket outside this tent is SECRET 4/5. Turn around and head back towards the battle, but keep right and climb the short slope to collect SECRET 5/5 from a basket next to a wooden structure at the top of this short slope.
Kill everyone, talk to your brother when instructed to do so, and before following him make sure you pick up the arrows from the floor on your immediate right. Follow him, cover him while he blows up some rocks and make sure you're far enough away from the explosion when the 10 second countdown reaches zero! This will finish the chapter and earn you
On chapter XII, playing as Thomas, use only bow throughout the whole level.
Select Thomas, saddle up and follow Ray on horseback. On your right is a weapon store, if needed stop off to stock up on ammo and/or upgrade any of your weapons. Head into town, and keep an eye out on your right hand side for a bank. To the right of the banks front door is an open safe containing SECRET 1/5. Clear the first house, and proceed to the second one. Before entering this house, search the paddock to the left of it (containing three horses) for a chest containing SECRET 2/5. Clear the second house, sit through the cut-scene, then use your lasso to get to the top level of the house and complete the "Kill the bastards throwing dynamite" objective.
As you enter the saloon, turn immediately right and head into the corner in front of you to find a chest containing SECRET 3/5. Beat O'Donnell in a duel, find Seeing Father and follow your brother off the balcony and towards a barn. Instead of entering this barn, head around the left hand side of it to find a chest containing SECRET 4/5 and a back entrance which you can use to flank the enemies inside the barn. Kill them all and head to the church, to the right of the mounted Gatling Gun is a chest next to two gravestones containing SECRET 5/5. Mount the Gatling gun and shoot down the bell to complete the chapter and earn
You have no say in selecting your character for this chapter, and will have to complete one section as Thomas and one as Ray. There are also the last ten collectibles to find, five for each character.
Select Thomas (as if you had a choice!) and get onto the roof. Kill everyone and then stay on the roof and head right, around the outside wall of the compound. You will soon come across a chest containing SECRET 1/10. Drop down and head to the barn marked by a waypoint. As you enter, look immediately to your right for a chest containing SECRET 2/10. Leave the barn and turn right. Work your way around the outside wall of the compound until you notice a door cut into the compound wall on your left. Enter this door and collect SECRET 3/10 from a chest at the end of the corridor. Continue following this wall until you collect the first horse, return it to the barn and retrace your steps to where you found the first horse. The last two horses should now be directly in front of you. To the left of the third horse is a chest up against the outside wall containing SECRET 4/10 and to the right of this third horse is a door built into the wall. Enter this door and collect SECRET 5/10 from a chest. Return the horses, put out a fire, shoot some people and win a duel to end Thomas' section.
As Ray, kick open two doors and kill everyone in sight. Before exiting this second room through the stone arch, look behind you for a chest containing SECRET 6/10. Enter the next area, kill everyone and then go up two small sets of stairs. In this room look for a locked metal gate on the left hand wall, as there is a chest in front of this gate containing SECRET 7/10. Push on, up the stairs, kick the doors in and kill everyone. In the far right hand corner of this room is a chest containing SECRET 8/10. Collect it, kick open the nearby doors and find the chest in this next room containing SECRET 9/10. Continue foward, blow up the manhole cover and drop into the sewer. As you land, head forward until you reach the wall in front of you, and collect SECRET 10/10 from a chest up against the wall. Assuming you haven't missed any collectibles, you will earn
Head to the marked waypoint and kill Juarez in (yes, you guessed it) a duel, then escape the cave to end this chapter.
Select Thomas, kill all the enemies on the ground floor, and then ascend the circular tower to find Marisa pinned down by gunfire. Kill all the enemies up here, and then kill Farnsby in a duel (I bet you never saw that coming...) to complete the game and earn
Finish the game on at least easy difficulty.
And assuming that you used Thomas for every possible chapter, you will also earn
Finish every chapter playing as Thomas.
VERY HARD PLAYTHROUGH
Okay, one down one to go! This time around don't forget to always select Ray when given the choice. As you'd expect, there is quite a step up in difficulty between Easy and Very Hard, so expect to die a lot! You will need to constantly use cover, aim for headshots as much as possible, keep your guns reloaded, and also make full use of your concentration mode if you want to get through this second playthrough. You should also let the friendly AI lead the way, and let them kill as many enemies as possible.
The first two chapters are definitely the hardest, but you can turn the tables in your favour by going to the 'Exclusive Content' option on the main menu and entering the code 735S653J - this code will unlock powerful pistols for you to use in the first two chapters. The game does get significantly easier from chapter 3 onwards.
During this playthrough you will easily get your 2000th kill and earn
Kill 2000 enemies (ranked play counts).
There are four achievements that are specific to Ray's playthrough, if you miss any of them you can replay the relevant chapters on Easy difficulty and obtain them.
I'm sure that during your first playthrough you noticed the abundance of chickens throughout the game. By playing as Ray you can use dynamite, and you need to blow up a total of 10 chickens with dynamite to earn
Blow up 10 chickens with dynamite.
The first chickens you will encounter are in chapter 3.
In chapter 4, at the same spot you earned the 'Sharpshooter Destruction' achievement, use the same strategy of charging and unleashing concentration mode on the rooftop snipers to earn
On chapter IV, playing as Ray, kill sharpshooters without Thomas' help.
If your concentration mode isn't fully charged, you can still kill the snipers by lobbing dynamite onto the roof instead.
Once you arrive at chapter 6, ignore the side quests. Instead stock up on weapons/ammo and then talk to your brother to move swiftly to the next chapter. Do the same thing to bypass chapter 8 when you get there.
In chapter 7 you will be given the objective "Climb onto the wagon and use the Gatling Gun". Jump on the wagon, pick up the Gatling with X and then press B to dismount it. You need 30 kills with an unmounted Gatling Gun to earn
Kill a total of 30 enemies with movable gatling.
You will have plenty of opportunity to get your 30 Gatling kills during the rest of the game, just remember to dismount the gun before use.
There are a few places where you can get Ray's final achievement. For me, the easiest place was right at the start of chapter 12. Kill the enemies that are in the camp around the wigwams, and then start taking out the snipers on the rocks. Whilst shooting the snipers, another wave of enemies will attack from the valley on the left. Go into concentration mode and take out at least 7 enemies to earn
Kill 7 people during one concentration mode.
There are eight enemies that attack from the valley, and there will probably be one or two snipers left on the rocks, so you shouldn't have too much trouble taking down seven at once. If you didn't get it, as usual reload the checkpoint and try again. If you're struggling with this then you can quit to the main menu, select Easy difficulty and restart the chapter, but once you get the achievement don't forget to quit out and change the difficulty back to Very Hard!
Complete this playthrough to earn
Finish the game on at least medium difficulty.
Finish the game on hard difficulty.
Finish the game on very hard difficulty.
And assuming that you used Ray for every chapter
Finish every chapter playing as Ray.
You have now finished with the campaign and never have to hear the word "Peckerhead" again! On to the multiplayer achievements...
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