This guide will guide you through each part of the single player game and also give you some pointers and advice to unlock some of the in game achievements and explain some parts of the online mode.
LT - Enter precise aiming mode / Hold breath
LB - Switch Assault / Recon Mode
RT - Shoot / Place/Throw Satchel
RB - Click: Switch Camera Side / Hold: Open CFV
Left Stick - Move / Click: Change stance / Hold: Stand, crouch to prone
Right Stick - Aim/View / Click: Change scope level
Back - Open/close tactical screen
Start - Open/close pause menu
Dpad - Left & Right - select speaker / Up & Down - Give Order
A - Click: Reload weapon / Hold: Open rate of fire
B - Click: Select previous weapon / Hold: Open weapon menu
X - Wear goggles
Y - Do Contextual action
IN GAME ACHIEVEMENTS
Act 1 Complete (elevated risk) (30 Gamerpoints) - Complete campaign Act 1 in 'elevated risk'.
Act 1 Complete (guarded risk) (20 Gamerpoints) - Complete campaign Act 1 in 'guarded risk' or higher.
Act 1 Complete (low risk) (10 Gamerpoints) - Complete campaign Act 1 in 'low risk' or higher.
Act 2 Complete (elevated risk) (35 Gamerpoints) - Complete campaign Act 2 in 'elevated risk'.
Act 2 Complete (guarded risk) (25 Gamerpoints) - Complete campaign Act 2 in 'guarded risk' or higher.
Act 2 Complete (low risk) (15 Gamerpoints) - Complete campaign Act 2 in 'low risk' or higher.
Act 3 Complete (elevated risk) (40 Gamerpoints) - Complete campaign Act 3 in 'elevated risk'.
Act 3 Complete (guarded risk) (30 Gamerpoints) - Complete campaign Act 3 in 'guarded risk' or higher.
Act 3 Complete (low risk) (20 Gamerpoints) - Complete campaign Act 3 in 'low risk' or higher.
Bull's eye (Quick mission) (30 Gamerpoints) - Finish a mission with a 100% accuracy statistic.
Caldera (Co-op 4) Perfect (20 Gamerpoints) - Complete Co-op Campaign Mission without failing an objective, no respawns, on default or hard.
Challenge 1 Complete (10 Gamerpoints) - Complete the first tutorial challenge with the highest appreciation.
Challenge 2 Complete (10 Gamerpoints) - Complete the second tutorial challenge with the highest appreciation.
Challenge 3 Complete (10 Gamerpoints) - Complete the third tutorial challenge with the highest appreciation.
Challenge 4 Complete (10 Gamerpoints) - Complete the fourth tutorial challenge with the highest appreciation.
Co-op Veteran (25 Gamerpoints) - Win 30 Co-op matches with at least 5 gamertags in the room.
Combat Medic (25 Gamerpoints) - Heal 10 teammates wounded by enemy fire in a multiplayer match with at least 5 gamertags in the room.
Dangerous (15 Gamerpoints) - Get a total of 150 kills in Team or Solo matches with at least 5 gamertags in the room.
Demo Expert (20 Gamerpoints) - Plant 10 demo charges in Team Mission matches with at least 5 gamertags in the room.
Enforcer (20) - Eliminate 5 different human opponents in 30 seconds with at least 10 gamertags in the room.
Hawk's eye (Quick mission) (30 Gamerpoints) - Finish a mission with all your intels acquired while out of combat.
Helo Hunter (20 Gamerpoints) - Shoot down 20 helicopters in the Helicopter Hunt game type.
Hideout (Co-op 6) Perfect (20 Gamerpoints) - Complete Co-op Campaign Mission without failing an objective, no respawns, on default or hard.
Iron man (Quick mission) (30 Gamerpoints) - Finish a mission without being hit.
Lethal (20 Gamerpoints) - Get a total of 300 kills in Team or Solo matches with at least 5 gamertags in the room.
Locks (Co-op 3) Perfect (20 Gamerpoints) - Complete Co-op Campaign Mission without failing an objective, no respawns, on default or hard.
Mission accomplished (30 Gamerpoints) - Complete all the secondary objectives in 'Campaign mode' or in 'Quick Mission mode'.
Outpost (Co-op 5) Perfect (20 Gamerpoints) - Complete Co-op Campaign Mission without failing an objective, no respawns, on default or hard.
Perfect Co-op Campaign (40 Gamerpoints) - Complete all Co-op Campaign Missions without failing an objective, no respawns, on default or hard.
Predator (Quick mission) (30 Gamerpoints) - Finish a mission with all fights engaged by you.
Ruthless (25 Gamerpoints) - Get a total of 500 kills in Team or Solo matches with at least 5 gamertags in the room.
Single Player Master (50 Gamerpoints) - Unlock all other 'Single player mode' achievements to unlock the 'Single player Master' achievement.
Sniper Expert (20 Gamerpoints) - Get a total of 100 sniper rifle kills in Team or Solo matches with at least 5 gamertags in the room.
Solo Veteran (25 Gamerpoints) - Win 10 Solo matches with at least 5 gamertags in the room.
Station (Co-op 1) Perfect (20 Gamerpoints) - Complete Co-op Campaign Mission without failing an objective, no respawns, on default or hard.
Team 'ELITE' (Quick mission) (30 Gamerpoints) - Finish a mission with no team mates wounded and +50% enemies killed by them.
Team All-Star (35 Gamerpoints) - Lead your team in kills in 10 Team matches with at least 5 gamertags on your team.
Team MVP (15 Gamerpoints) - Lead your team in kills in a Team match with at least 5 gamertags on your team.
Team Veteran (25 Gamerpoints) - Win 30 Team matches with at least 5 gamertags in the room.
The Cut (Co-op 2) Perfect (20 Gamerpoints) - Complete Co-op Campaign Mission without failing an objective, no respawns, on default or hard.
Threatening (10 Gamerpoints) - Get a total of 50 kills in Team or Solo matches with at least 5 gamertags in the room.
Tutorial Walkthrough (5 Gamerpoints) - Complete the whole tutorial at least once.
Ultimate Defender (40 Gamerpoints) - Win a 60 minute Co-op Defend match on any map.
For the multiplayer acheivements there is also a nice addition in the game that lets you view your progress towards each multiplayer achievement - this can be found under the multiplayer menu.
* Stick to cover - When taking on enemies it is best and much safer to do so from behind cover. That way you are less likely to get yourself killed. Also move from cover to cover – enemies tend to come from buildings and vehicles and if you are caught in the open it's going to be lights out.
* Use your team - With the improved Cross-com system it's now easier to have your team move from location to location and take out enemies for you. In most cases you could complete levels without firing a single shot from your own weapon. Having a selection of snipers, anti-tank gunners and riflemen also help so picking the right team members for specific missions can be very useful.
* Use Equipment - Equipment like the UAV Cypher which identifies enemies from the sky should be used throughout the game. Others like air support and armed vehicles come in handy for taking out enemy vehicles and soldiers as well as providing you with some cover. They are there for a reason.
* Weapons - There are quite a wide range of weapons and at times throughout the game you have a choice of which weapons to take. It is worth changing around weapons to see which suit your style of play best.
SINGLE PLAYER CAMPAIGN WALKTHROUGH
The first mission is a basic training level to get you used to the controls and game set up. It is simple to follow through, just complete the on screen instructions.
There really is no need to walk you through this part as if you struggle here then you really should just give up now.
It is worth pointing out though that if you get perfect scores in each part you will obtain in game achievements.
OPERATION LONESTAR SHIELD
Firstly you need to select your team - it shouldn't really matter who you pick. If this is your first time playing I'd suggest taking the medic just in case you need him. More experienced players might want to select the marksman to take out enemies from a distance.
Head towards the yellow marker using the buildings for cover. Your team should point out the first few enemies they see so either take them out yourself or order a team mate or your whole team to take them out. There should be 3 enemies in this area. Proceed onto the next checkpoint area.
You now have the UAV cypher to control and identify enemies so direct it to the first highlighted area to point out the enemies in the area. Order your team to take cover behind the broken wall and then use them to take out each of the enemies. There should be 4 in total. Then head to the artillery and use the C4 charge to destroy it.
Head to the right and up the side of the hill, use your UAV to identify the enemies around the second artillery point then use your team to go down and kill them - watch out for the sniper on the far right side of the artillery. Place the C4 charge then get behind some cover.
Use your map to pick your route to the bridge then use the UAV to highlight the enemy soldiers and vehicles on the bridge. When you get close order your team to shoot the truck then get behind cover and kill all of the soldiers. All that is left is to get to the extraction point - just run to the yellow marker and that's you done the first part.
If you played the demo of the game then you'll recognise this part. You are on your own for this part so head towards the yellow marker and stay behind cover. You'll see the enemy marked on your screen so use the large rocks as cover and kill all 4 of them before proceeding to the MULE. Restock your ammo at the MULE then head to the next marker. Use the UAV to identify enemy soldiers along the way and take them out with your new sniper rifle.
The rifle is capable of shooting through thin walls and objects so you can kill some enemies even when they are behind cover. Kill the 6 soldiers before reaching the marker. Use the UAV again to identify nearby enemies and take them out from a distance. Then wait for your team to arrive. Your next objective is to clear the camp but you will be under mortar fire so get behind the wall in front of you. From here order your team to the far end of the area ahead of you then make a run for it yourself. Kill the two soldiers at the entrance to the camp then head into the tunnel.
Get behind cover in the tunnel and use the UAV to highlight the enemy. Order your team to assault mode and kill all of the soldiers. Then head for the extraction point and climb aboard the chopper.
The next part has you take control of the mounted machine gun aboard the chopper, its fairly straight forward just use the gun to take out all of the highlighted enemies and vehicles. The movement of the chopper makes accuracy quite difficult so just keep your finger on the trigger and spray the targets with bullets. Holding LT will zoom in a little giving you a little extra accuracy.
When you start the next area there will be enemies nearby so get ready to find cover and start shooting. Kill all of the enemies around you then head towards the marker through the building on the top left. Kill the two soldiers out the other side of the building and then restock at the MULE. Head towards the yellow marker which is the tanks position, go up the stairs to the roof of the building and destroy the tank - this will take two shoots with the rocket launcher.
Then head down to the street and towards the APC as you now need to clear two enemy checkpoints. You now have the APC as support so you can control its movement. Use it as cover too when needed. Have the APC move on until it reaches targets then use the cross-com to have the APC kill the soldiers. Proceed to the first checkpoint and use the APC to kill the soldiers then proceed on foot to the APC's position. Then do the same for the second checkpoint then proceed to the rally point marker to restock and select your team members.
You next objective is to neutralise all of the enemies in the area. Head towards the first marker and watch the bridge being destroyed. Then continue on and stick to cover. Take out the enemy soldiers and head into the market area. A tank will come so stay behind cover and wait for air support to be granted then use it to destroy the tanks. Kill the remaining soldiers then proceed to the chopper for extraction and to complete act 1.
You'll be alone for this part of the mission and land on a roof in the darkness. Equip your night vision using X and then head along the roof. You gun has a camera on it allowing you to shoot round corners without exposing yourself to attack. Use it to take out the enemies as you proceed along the roof to the marker. Your goggles will highlight the enemies quite well so it shouldn't be too hard to spot and kill them.
When you reach the marker head up the stairs and wait, enemies will arrive in trucks so get ready and kill them all. Head back down the stairs and towards the marker. Go through the gates and get into cover behind the wall on your left. Take out the enemies on the other side then proceed through the graveyard using a similar tactic. Stick behind cover and use your camera gun to take out all the enemies you encounter. As you near the exit to the graveyard you will be given UAV support, use this to identify the 3 enemies on the left just after the graveyard exit.
Kill these 3 enemies then head to the MULE and resupply. Then use the UAV to scout ahead for enemy soldiers. Head up the stairs to the North West and kill the two enemies up high and the one on street level. Continue towards the marker using the UAV to highlight the enemies - watch out as a truck will drop of more enemies and there is also one up high on the right of the marker. Kill them all then order the MULE to regroup with you at the marker.
Go up the stairs halfway just to the North West of the marker and then use the UAV to scout around the nearby area for the snipers. Identify the 3 snipers and then take them out one by one. You may need to move to the higher building on your right to take out the last one on the far right.
Once they are all dead head for the extraction point and get inside the jeep.
OPERATION HORNET NEST
You'll be dropped off in the jeep and need to head towards the rally point. Be careful though as not far into the level there are quite a lot of enemies ahead of you that start to close in on your position. Get into cover behind the first wall and identify targets for your team to take out while you take some out with the sniper rifle. When all targets are down proceed to the marker to restock and meet up with your team members. You'll be under attack quickly here when you start so shoot the guy at the end of the street then get into cover at the corner and kill the other enemies. Then proceed up the street and towards the first of the 3 AA guns.
You'll need to stick to cover and watch out for enemies hiding in and around the damaged buildings. Clear the enemies from around the AA gun and then plant the C4 and get behind cover. Head up the stairs and onto the roof of the building on the south. Switch to single shot and take out the gunner on the armoured car then order your team up behind the small wall to the West of you then have them all target the car until it is destroyed then order them to continue on West. Kill the enemies at the roadblock then take out the 2 remaining AA guns that are located beside each other. Then it is a clear run back to the supply vehicle.
Next you need to keep the area secure and kill all attacking enemies. Get back up onto the roof you went onto before and take the enemies from there then when the tanks attack just stay in behind cover. You will be granted Apache support so order the Apache to take out the tanks for you. Wait until you are given the all clear command and that you can proceed to extraction, then head to the South/South West towards the marker. When you cross over the road bridge get in behind cover as there are more enemies around. Take out all of the enemies on the street level and on the roofs then proceed to the extraction.
The LZ is hot and you'll come under some pretty heavy gunfire so get your team into cover behind the walls and switch them to assault. Take out as many of the enemies ass possible and be careful and many of them try advance towards you. Eventually a humvee will approach from the left. Quickly get inside and you'll flee the area. The Humvee will be chased by an enemy helicopter which will take out your vehicle.
You'll then wake up where you landed without your team and without your helmet. This makes things a little more tricky. Get into cover straight away and take out the enemies that attack. Proceed along and stick to cover taking out the enemies you encounter. When you reach the marker restock ammo at the MULE and take the rocket launcher. Head to the North and get into cover behind the car on the right. Use the rocket launcher to destroy the car on the left then the one to the right. Then head to the building on the right and order the MULE to regroup with you here. Then head towards the marker and take out the enemy mortar soldiers then get ready to shoot down some enemy helicopters. Use the rocket launcher, a couple of hits should do it. Then just head to the chopper for extraction.
Now you are back behind the mounted gun in the chopper, same as before just spray the targets. Also worth pointing out that vehicles will explode so shout them when there are soldiers beside them. After you take them out you'll move to protect a convoy, take out the vehicles and soldiers around it. The convoy will then start to move through the streets. Protect it as it moves taking out the vehicles first. The convoy will then come under attack from two enemy choppers so take them out as quickly as possible.
Back on the ground, you need to destroy the parts of the shot down blackhawk. Select your weapons (Stick with the sniper rifle though and take a smaller machine gun) then head forward. Go up the hill and use the UAV to identify the targets in the area - there should be a couple to your right then others surrounding the building and an enemy sniper on the ridge on the other side of the building from you.
When the area is clear head inside the building and plant the C4 on the black hawk then get outside and behind some cover.
After the chopper is destroyed you'll need to take out two small enemy camps, head to the one West of you first and use the UAV to scout the area around the marker then take out all of the enemy soldiers. Then head for the other marker and do the same. You then need to regroup with your team at the rally point.
Your new objective is to find and extract Josh Rosen. Head to the West and use the UAV on the building on the West side of the enemy base. Take out the enemies there and head through the building area. Continue through taking out enemies as you encounter them. Josh Rosen should be inside the South West building, once you have him head onto the roof area of this building and get into cover. Shoot the attacking soldiers and vehicles and then when instructed move to the other side of the roof to the chopper and extract.
OPERATION EAGLE CLAWS
Head to the APC then order it to move on, when you reach the end of the road go up on the roof on your left and when the APC comes under fire select targets for it while also switching your team to assault mode. Then go down and regroup with the APC and order it to move on. Have it take out the other enemies round the bend and then have it stop just beside the stairs. Climb the stairs with your team and eliminate all of the enemy soldiers around the AA guns. Watch out for the soldiers with the rocket launchers - one on the ground and one of the roof. Get the APC to move on and continue on with your team to the second marker and take out all of the soldiers surrounding the two AA guns then plant C4 on each gun to destroy them.
Head towards the marker up the road then when you get on the bridge go left and down the nearby ramp towards the marker. When you reach the marker look to the West and have your team get into cover at the wall as enemies will attack from the West. Switch your team to assault and start shooting as many bad guys as possible. To make things a bit easier have your team members target the vehicles as soon as they appear.
When you have taken out the soldiers you'll be told to move to the rally point on the other side of the building, head round and restock.
You'll now have a tank and a small armed chopper as support so use them to take out as many of the enemy vehicles and soldiers that you encounter, use the tank to destroy all the enemy APC's and both the tank and chopper to target soldiers. After the first checkpoint there will be two enemies with rocket launchers on the roofs at either side of the road you are on so kill them with the chopper before letting the tank continue on. Continue killing the enemy soldiers then head up the stairs onto the road bridge and get into the chopper when it arrives.
Back in control of the mounted machine gun in the chopper you need to shoot the soldiers on the ground and then also identify the targets for the air support to take out. Don't bother shooting the tanks though - just identify them as targets and get back to shooting the soldiers. Some soldiers have rocket launchers - they are marked with the red diamond but there are two extra lines added. Take them out first. The target then escapes on a chopper, you need to shoot it down to complete act 2.
OPERATION EAGLE CLAWS
You have some extra infantry support for this part. Send the UAV ahead and identify the targets just ahead of you - watch out for the sniper high on the right. If you have the marksman with you identify the target for her to take out. Once they are all taken care of send the UAV ahead again and have your team take cover behind the large bus ahead. Take out all the soldiers around then head around to the other side of the building.
Now in the complex you need to clear out two buildings - one to the south/South East and one to the North/ North West. Head to the one South of you first and clear it of all enemies. A chopper will then fly over to drop of enemy troops - take it out or take out the enemies it drops off then head to the North building. Use the UAV to identify the enemies around and on the building and start killing them all. Head up onto the roof to take out the last few.
You'll receive word that the building isn't the real target. Leave the building and enter the building across from you and make your way through towards the marker. Send the UAV on ahead and check for targets. Clear the area then plant the EMP device on the roof. When you do this you'll loose all coms and your view will go a little strange. Head back down the stairs and grab one of the MGL grenade launchers as you'll need to take care of a couple of choppers. Use your smoke grenades to get a bit more cover if need be and destroy both choppers.
Next you need to head to the yellow marker for extraction.
As soon as you arrive at your next mission start point you'll come under attack so get into cover quickly and start taking out the attacking enemies. Take out the APC that attacks then get behind cover and identify targets for your team to eliminate. Continue up the hill but watch out as there are quite a few enemies on the ground and on roofs. Continue ahead and an armoured car will appear, take out the soldiers on the gun then destroy the vehicle. Head down the hill and take cover at the wall. Kill all of the attacking soldiers then group up at the marker. You'll be told to defend a position at the border so take one of the mounted guns and order a team mate onto the other one and shoot any enemies that come your way.
Once you take out most of the enemies a chopper and some tanks will appear. You'll be told to restock and get ready to move out. Pick your weapons and team and head over the bridge. Use the tank to take out vehicles and the chopper to help take out some of the ground troops and just continue on following your tank. Be sure to take out any anti-tank gunners as quickly as possible. Your chopper will leave soon after you get on the other side of the border. Continue on behind the tank until it can go no further, kill all the attacking enemies - there is another anti-tank gunner on the building high on the right.
Once you have killed the enemies order your team up the ramp ahead and you go through the tunnel on the left and up the ramp there and take out the enemies on the roofs. If you look over you will see the targets. Get behind the oil drums and order your team to take out the attacking chopper and the enemies on the ground and roof across from you. You'll then be granted air support - just target the missile launchers and order the strike.
Then you can sit back, relax and watch a very poor ending....
One of the in game achievements refers to completing all secondary objectives for each mission - this can be done in either the campaign mode itself or in the quick mission mode.
The secondary achievements are usually things like destroying all enemy trucks or helicopters in the area - just press the back button in the game each time your objectives update to see what your secondary objective is. For any that you miss in the campaign mode I'd suggest trying to obtain them in the quick mission mode and either taking one of the grenade launchers with you or making sure you have the anti-tank gunner and grenadier with you when you attempt the mission.
You may have noticed that some of the achievements refer to quick missions - this is a separate game mode under the single player menu which allows you to replay certain parts of each mission again in order to unlock specific achievements.
The online mode of GRAW2 is very popular and there are quite a wide range of options available when setting up rooms such as the maps, game mode, game type, number of players, time limits, weapon restrictions etc.
Solo - Every player for themselves
Team - Teams of players playing against each other
Co-op - Players work together against the computer controlled AI
Territory - Zone based gameplay that is all about seizing and holding positions on the map
Objective - Obtain set objectives to win
Elimination - Killing everyone who is not on your team
Campaign - Available for co-op play only, gives you access to the co-op missions
Team Battle - Zone based gameplay with AI support
Team Mission - Achieve set objectives as your team moves across the map
There are around 18 maps available for the multiplayer modes of GRAW2 as well as an exclusive map that is available if you link your 360 account to a Ubisoft account. This map can then be downloaded and used in the game. You will need this map to join some user create rooms so it is worth getting.
The full list of maps is:
If you plan on getting good at the online modes, especially against other players then learning the layout of each map is going to help you a lot.
Unfortunately it isn't possible to use cover in the same way that you can in the single player game - you'll need to change your tactics a little for the online modes.
HEALING TEAM MATES
In the online mode it is possible to now heal a team member that has been wounded but not yet killed. As with the single player mode you just approach them and press the appropriate button as indicated on screen to heal them.
The co-op campaign mode is similar to the single player campaign except other gamers take the place of your team. Here you must complete specific objectives in order as you progress through the map. Achievements are awarded for perfect scores.
There are 6 levels that can be played in the co-op campaign mode - Station, The Cut, Locks, Caldera, Outpost and Hideout.
Hopefully this guide has helped you through the game and given you some additional information. Maybe see you in a game online!