For the Fallen achievement in Gears of War

For the Fallen

Recover all of the COG tags (on any difficulty)

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  • ItsNismoAceItsNismoAce376,123
    05 Jun 2009 07 Jun 2009 10 Mar 2011
    136 14 4
    Here's an in depth guide showing where the Red Gears signs are at and their corresponding COG tags, excellent guide that I used myself to find them all
    All credit goes to the video creator not myself.

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    S4LUT3t0LUN4CYmy game file glitched due to either EPIC or XBL updates, i have this achievement but i can probably never pop the Honor Bound or Time to Remember achievements,
    Posted by S4LUT3t0LUN4CY on 02 May 13 at 02:46
    Posted by Grant086 on 06 Jun 16 at 20:31
    Posted by xNotStopEvil on 23 Jul 20 at 10:53
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  • Huginho19Huginho19502,030
    19 Aug 2009 23 Feb 2009
    101 19 6
    (Not My Own Doing)

    Creator >>> Monoxide Child

    ACT 1

    Prison area
    COG Tag 1 - Right after you make your choice of paths, there is a tag straight ahead under the Gear logo. Can't miss it.

    COG Tag 2 - In the room where the locusts cut through the door. If you are looking directly at the door they cut through, you can find it back and to the left. It's under the stairway across the room you came down.

    COG Tag 3 - As you exit the above mentioned door into the courtyard, there is a stairway to the left. Run up the stairs and turn left right at the top. The COG tag is in the near side corner (if enemies are North, it would be in the SW corner of the patio area.

    Trial By fire
    COG Tag 4 - your team points this one out to you. In the first small courtyard, look to the right of the Gear logo.

    COG Tag 5 - You cross a bridge over a road and enter a building. Once you enter the building with all the pillars and the two emergence holes, it's just behind the second emergence hole in some weeds.

    COG Tag 6 - You fight through the roadways witht he Trioka guns and get to the open area with the fountain in the center. THere are 4 emergence holes here. The COG tag is in the far left corner (your left as you enter the area)

    Knock Knock
    COG Tag 7 - You're told to gain entrance to the house of sovereigns. You'll enter an open area with stairs leading up to the building. To your far left you'll see a white van with the Gear logo painted on it. Follow the massive hole in the street on the left all the way up, sticking to the edge. The COG tag is in the corner made by where the wall extends over part of the stairs.

    COG Tag 8 - In the hallway where Jack has to open the door, there are a ton of annyoing wretches. If you're facing the door that Jack is opening, it's in the far left corner. Alternatively, you can follow the wretch footsteps on the floor right as you enter this hallway and they'll lead your right to it, just to the left of the door you came in through.

    COG Tag 9 - there's a small room that you enter where you'll find the body of Rojas. As you come down the stairs into this small area, turn right immediately. THe COG tag is behind the pillar to your right.

    China Shop
    COG Tag 10 - Beginning of the China Shop chapter - The Berserker kills a soldier. Go back into the area where he was killed, and you can pick up his dog tag near his body. It's in a dead end alley on the left, near some flames.

    COG Tag 11 - There will be 3 smashable doors. as you proceed through this area. You may feel a bit of stress as you're doing this. To the left of the third smashable door, in a little alcove, immediately before you exit the Tomb area.

    COG Tag 12 - Just after COG Tag 11, you exit into an open courtyard. Follow the semi-circle wall and head left. The tag is on the other side of a block just after you see the logo. If the room was a clock, the Tag would be between 8 and 9, right against the semi circular wall.

    ACT II

    Tick TIck Boom
    COG Tag 13 - After your choose a path (either one, doesn't matter) and reunite, You'll enter a small room with two stairways in it, one in the very middle of the room that leads down to a couch. Shoot up the couch, and it's underneath.

    COG Tag 14 - There's a room with a catwalk that square shaped. WHen you exit, you head down some stairs into the street. Turn around and run back the alley formed by the stairs you came down and the wall of the next building. The Tag is at the end of that alleyway, behidn a rock.

    COG Tag 15 - Just before you enter the Settlement, you come up the stairs where the Boomer was and its behind a newspaper machine. Facing ahead as you come up the stairs, it'll be to the back and left (the exit area will be to your right).

    COG Tag 16 - On your way to checkpoint 2, facing the first emergence hole, you'll see a propane tank in a shed to your left. Shoot the tank and enter the shed.

    COG Tag 17 - When you enter the area where you have to use the spotlight, after you guide Dom through, move the spotlight to the far left (as you're holding the light) area near where you entered. The COG Tag is in that corner area. just to the left of the lit room of the blown out buidling, on the street.

    Dark Labyrinth
    COG Tag 18 - After you leave the destroyed building, look directly to the right. It will be on the ground in the light.


    COG Tag 19 - In the open, rainy area next to the sea, there is a dock behind the buidling with the elevator in it, on the far right. Get down on this dock and follow it all the way out. Tag is at the end.


    COG Tag 20 - In the room with the rotting floorboards, the Tag is in the far right corner (as you enter the room).

    COG Tag 21 - When you enter the room with the carts, go down the stairs to the car area and turn around. The Tag is to the left of the stairs as you face them.

    Darkest Before Dawn
    COG Tag 22 - After you ride down the drilling platforms, stick to the wall on the right. There will be a path leading down to the right, follow that to find the COG tags and some grenades.

    COG Tag 23 - In the next area after Tag 22. you'll enter an open area with a small building on the right side. Just to the right of the stairs leading up to that buildling, you'll find the tags.

    COG Tag 24 - After you choose your paths, and reunite, you'll fight through a narrow hallways with a lot of cover. Just after the hallway and before you exit the area, turn around and the tags are on a narrow ledge over the pool. (to your right as you leave the hallways, or to your left after you turn around)

    ACT IV

    Campus Grinder
    COG Tag 25 - As you enter the first area, on the right there are two small staircases. The Tags are behind the second small staircase.

    Bad To Worse
    COG Tag 26 - As you enter the second area, before you go down the sidewalk with the columns to enter the conservatory, there is a rusty car on in the street. If you're facing the columns, it's back and to your right behind that car.

    Imaginary Place
    COG Tag 27 - In the second section of the estate, there's a shield shaped room (square top, semi circle bottom) with 4 columns in it, and a desk. Destroy the desk. Tags are underneath.

    ACT V

    [PC Version Only] Cog Tag 31 - Quite a ways into the PC-only levels the Brumak will be stomping above you as you go through a tunnel filled with wretches. When you come out, you will be in a garden and directly in front of you is a half open gate. Behind that gate to the left is a cog tag.

    [PC Version Only] Cog Tag 32 - At the end of the parking garage you go up some stairs. Before you do that, go down stairs for the cog tags.

    [PC Version Only] Cog Tag 33 - When fighting the Brumak, go all the way to the back of the fight area and look for the cog tags near some ammo and a washing machine.

    Train Wreck
    COG Tag 28 - It's on the left side of the 5th train car, after the last door is opened.

    COG Tag 29 - in the third passenger car on the right, before you go up the ladder.

    COG Tag 30 - There's a room on the left side of the fifth and final car in the third part of the train. It's at the end of that room.
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    Huginho19@ljp0390 yea you can do it in co-op and if one of you gets it it couints for the other person aswell ! :)
    Posted by Huginho19 on 05 Mar 11 at 22:56
    Benn1eWhen I press start it says I have collected 30/30 but I don't have the achievement. I think I did this on different xboxs and some in single player and some in co-op though. Any ideas?
    Posted by Benn1e on 17 Mar 11 at 13:10
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    For this achievement, simply collect all (30) of the hidden COG Tags hidden throughout the game on any difficulty.

    If you see a red Gears logo painted somewhere, it is a clue that there is a COG tag close by.

    For an in-depth guide to all of the COG Tag locations, visit this URL:
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    WeisGuy9Thanks for the link to the great list. it really helped out.
    Posted by WeisGuy9 on 06 Jun 09 at 07:18
    UlteriorDesertDid anone else find this easy? These are the only collectables in any game I found without any help at all.
    Posted by UlteriorDesert on 26 Jul 10 at 16:51
    The IBThis seems to be a slightly better guide for anyone interested:
    Posted by The IB on 03 Feb 11 at 19:57
  • ReV BlackouTzReV BlackouTzThis gamer has had their achievements removed from the site
    01 Aug 2011
    48 8 10
    Here is a set of HD Videos i used to obtain all 30 of my COG tags, the video's are in Act 1 to Act 5 order so you can pick and choose which Act you need. Hope this is a quicker and easier guide. Thanks
  • Zasta 360GameTVZasta 360GameTV165,560
    13 Aug 2015 15 Aug 2015 15 Aug 2015
    21 0 1
    The game has total of 30 collectibles. The PC and remastered version of the game has total 33 collectibles. The 3 collectibles are located in Act 5 and NOT included here.

    The video shows in progress of the mainstory the collectibles, you see also the current missionobjective, the act and the COG Tag count in the left upper corner of the video.
    In the spoilers are the clickable timeline for each Act.

    Act 1 - Ashes
    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

    Act 2 - Nightfall
    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

    Act 3 - Belly of the Beast
    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

    Act IV - The Long Road Home
    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

    Act 5 - Desperation
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  • BabyishDuckBabyishDuck573,915
    04 Dec 2009 02 Feb 2020 02 Feb 2020
    4 0 0
    Gears of War Cog Tag Locations Guide

    Act 1 – 14 Years After E-Day
    Cog Tag 1: 00:10
    After you make a choice of where you want to go at the start, the collectible will be on the opposite side of the room.

    Cog Tag 2: 00:22
    In the room where the Locust a breaking through a door that leads to outside, it’s in the back left corner next to some ammo.

    Cog Tag 3: 00:37
    When you head outside, go up the stairs to your left and it will be on the floor.

    Act 1 – Trial By Fire
    Cog Tag 4: 01:13
    After you head up the first set of stairs at the start, take out the enemies and the cog tag will be on the floor just before you turn the corner.

    Cog Tag 5: 01:28
    After you cross a small bridge and enter a building. The cog tag is next to the door as you leave on the left side.

    Act 1 – Fish in a Barrel
    Cog Tag 6: 01:37
    When you get to the area where there’s a big giant circle that you have to defend from Emergence Holes, the collectibles is in the far left corner next to the tree.

    Act 1 – Knock Knock
    Cog Tag 7: 01:59
    After you open the door to go outside, you will see a van in the far distance with a Gears symbol on it. To the left of the van is the collectible next to the cliff edge.

    Act 1 - Hammer
    Cog Tag 8: 02:29
    Eventually you’ll get to a corridor where Jack needs to open a door. You will need to defend him from the Wretches. The collectible can be found on the far left side of the corridor.

    Cog Tag 9: 02:43
    You will find Rojas body, in the same room if you turn around the collectible is behind you next to the stairs.

    Act 1 – China Shop
    Cog Tag 10: 02:57
    After the cutscene where you see your teammate get eliminated by the Berserker, turn around and the collectible will be on the floor.

    Cog Tag 11: 03:13
    After the Berserker has broken through a wall, break open the first door and make your way to the second door. When you get to the second door turn left and it will be on the left side of the room.

    Cog Tag 12: 03:34
    Once you are outside with the Berserker, stick to the left side and it will be on the floor next t one of the large blocks.

    Act 2 – Tick Tick Boom
    Cog Tag 13: 03:46
    Make your way through the first section of this chapter. After you regroup you’ll come to this room where there’s some stairs on your right side after you go over a piece of cover. The collectible is underneath the settee.

    Cog Tag 14: 04:07
    After you encounter some Wretches on the catwalk, as you head outside some more will spawn. Once the wretches have been eliminated, turn around and the collectible will be under the stairs.

    Cog Tag 15: 04:28
    When you get to the gate of the Stranded outpost, stick to the left side. The collectible is next to some boxes. Make sure you grab this before going inside.

    Act 2 – Lethal Dusk
    Cog Tag 16: 04:43
    When you need to start shooting the Gas Canisters, eventually you’ll need to turn right. On your left there’s a shed with a Gas Canister, shoot the canister and the collectible will be next to is.

    Cog Tag 17: 05:02
    When you get to the area where you need to control the spotlight, you need to escort Dom to the other side so he can tun the power on. Once the power is on get back on the spotlight and move it to the far left corner from where you entered. Then run to where you placed the spotlight to get the collectible.

    Act 2 - Labyrnith
    Cog Tag 18: 07:13
    After you exit the house from the drunk guy, turn left and it will be on the floor. This is just before you shoot the car to run down the ramp.

    Act 3 - Downpour
    Cog Tag 19: 07:21
    When you get to the area where you need to activate the generator and the lift. Before doing this stick to the right side and you’ll see a dock that you can walk down. Walk down all the way and the collectible will be at the end.

    Act 3 - Evolution
    Cog Tag 20: 07:49
    This collectible is in the area where the stranded falls through the floor. It is in the far right corner. So continue walking forward and turn right. Then turn left and walk forward to the wall, then turn right to get to the collectible.

    Cog Tag 21: 08:45
    When you get to the cart control room, don’t press the button straight away. Instead walk down the stairs to the mine carts and turn around to see the collectible.

    Act 3 – Darkest Before Dawn
    Cog Tag 22: 09:05
    Once you are underground, follow the path and stick the right side and you’ll see a Gears symbol in the distance. Walk to the symbol to find the collectible.

    Cog Tag 23: 09:39
    After you’ve gone down the slide, there will be some enemies. Take them out and the collectible will be on the right side next to the stairs.

    Cog Tag 24: 09:51
    When you get to the area where you first see the Corpser pulling back, turn to your right to find the collectible on the floor.

    Act 4 – Campus Grinder
    Cog Tag 25: 10:11
    At the start of this chapter, walk forward and stick to the right side and the collectible will be next to some stairs.

    Act 4 – Bad to Worse
    Cog Tag 26: 10:30
    After the cutscene where you are helping fellow Gears from the crashed Raven. The collectible will be in front of you behind a broken car.

    Cog Tag 27: 10:54
    When you are inside Adam Fenix’s house, eventually you go to the library area where upon entering, you’ll see 4 pillars and a desk. The collectible is under the desk in the middle of the room.

    Act 5 – Train Wreck
    Cog Tag 28: 11:12
    After you’ve killed the Berserker on the train, the collectible will be on your left directly inside.

    Cog Tag 29: 11:25
    Make your way through the train until you need to go onto the roof to use the turrets. Just before this in the room the collectible can be found on the right side next to some seats.

    Cog Tag 30: 11:41
    After you’ve ran past all the wretches. On the right side of the train, you’ll need to press a button to get rid of some big canisters, before entering the last carriage turn around to find a corridor and the last collectible will be in there.

    If you are still struggling, fell free to use this as a reference.

    Gears of War - For the Fallen Achievement Guide (All Cog Tag Locations)

    Thanks again.
  • BradLeafsFan9BradLeafsFan9455,285 455,285 GamerScore
    29 Aug 2010 03 Aug 2019 25 Nov 2019
    3 1 0
    Video with full commentary (useful but not necessary) clearly explaining where each one is found.

    Tags SAVE as soon as you grab them so feel free to back out if you don't want to finish the level after grabbing all the tags within.

    You can chapter select after you beat Campaign but the progress won't tell you what level you are missing a tag, it only keeps track by ACT.

    It's best to follow along and look for the surroundings (I will show in the video) to recognize while you play, Hope this helps! :)

    TIMESTAMPS: (X) = Amount of Tags in that Level
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