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AntneyB
06-25-2009, 02:06 PM
ok i thought it would be a good idea to start a thread for those like me who are struggling on Platinum missions. i was wondering if you guys who have already done these could help shed some light on whats the best characters to use for each mission. i cant even do the training mission on plat lol any help would be great thanks.

mellowknight
06-25-2009, 02:41 PM
You know what sucks about trying to get the Platty on the training mission? The stupid clock doesn't even stop during dialogue. That's poop, man. I barely got Platinum on the training zone. You almost have to run to the areas where the beacon's will be before they appear. You gotta anticipate the beacons.....poop sandwich!

C Fresh
06-25-2009, 03:22 PM
You know what sucks about trying to get the Platty on the training mission? The stupid clock doesn't even stop during dialogue. That's poop, man. I barely got Platinum on the training zone. You almost have to run to the areas where the beacon's will be before they appear. You gotta anticipate the beacons.....poop sandwich!

That is exactly what you have to do, go to the beacon area and as soon as it appears go through it. Those will take you playing through them a couple of times. Also make sure you get all 5 Skillshots. That stops the clock for 10 seconds each. Learn where they are so you just get them as you go by them, don't go out of your way or try to collect them all at once.
2 - are when you first drive
1 - is on the building after fighting the guys that actually fight back, this is right next to the beacon you need to go to
2 - are on building tops in the flight area, one of the left building if looking from the flight beacon and the other is directly ahead behind some billboards on a far building.

As for specific pointers, try Ironhide in Autobot campaign. He can generally tear through enemies faster. Make sure you use your overdrive and specials. I try to play through the mission and save overdrive for specific times when i know alot of enemies are around. For example in the escorting Ironhide mission in Shanghai. Use Ratchet, and get overdive. I use it in the middle of the spiral area, then try and get it again and save it for the very last area as a bunch of guys. Also try to get special from overload and jumpshots. Going out and doing advanced melee kills will take too much time and the enemies will scatter.

Hope this helps. If anyone has a specific level I would be happy to help out.

AntneyB
06-25-2009, 03:29 PM
thanks guys for your help going to try now and C fresh i may take you up on your offer lol thanks again

Vendetta
06-25-2009, 04:56 PM
dont forget you get major points for headshots as well! I will try C Fresh's pointers on the Ironhide escort mission. I keep knocking my time down in that one.

Any pointers for the Demolisher mission in Shanhai? I can't seem to get even remotely close to the time and you cannot use Ironhide for that mission :(

C Fresh
06-25-2009, 06:37 PM
dont forget you get major points for headshots as well! I will try C Fresh's pointers on the Ironhide escort mission. I keep knocking my time down in that one.

Any pointers for the Demolisher mission in Shanhai? I can't seem to get even remotely close to the time and you cannot use Ironhide for that mission :(

For Demolisher I still like Optimus. Basically go through the map looking for Skillshots and then restart when you know where they are.

Kill the beginning guys as fast as possible and save your overdrive for demolisher. When he appears, use your special shield which also gives a little extra damage to melee, and get right next to hit and start meleeing his hands/feet. Use that until it runs out then use your overdrive, if you are about to die start overdrive right then, switch to primary weapon and just keep firing at his head. You should be able to have him almost dead at this point. Ignore all other enemies that spawn and focus your power on him.

I think others are using Breakaway and sniping, so you could try that, but I know this will work. I only had 3 of 5 skillshots and got platinum.

Tripl299
06-25-2009, 09:43 PM
For Demolisher, what I did was just use Powered up Prime. The beginning of the mission you have plenty of time to collect all 5 of the targets before you can shoot at him. The whole time, just hover and shoot him. Only worry about the guys on the ground between his different weapons appearing. This is one of the few missions that I have platty on.

mellowknight
06-26-2009, 03:47 AM
I'm having trouble with the Decepticon Campaign in the Shanghai Spiral Highway Zone, racing through those beacons in thirty seconds. That's a tough one, I come nowhere near close with that.

mellowknight
06-26-2009, 04:28 AM
You know what forget it, haha. I've rented the game and I'll get all the achievements I can before I return it. The Platinum Achievements are a pain in my ass.

Flik
06-26-2009, 09:47 AM
A bit late if you've given up Mellow, but I made a video of getting a Platinum Medal on that race mission you talked about.

YouTube - Transformers 2 - Shanghai Spiral Highway [Platinum Medal]

(Only just uploaded it, so give it a few minutes if you want to watch in HQ)

C Fresh
06-26-2009, 10:53 PM
That video is pretty much it, although i would not stop to shoot that 3rd skillshot as you can hit it by doing the jump shoot when you are next to it towards the end of the spiral. Same thing for the 4th one at the bottom, you can jump through it and not even have to shoot it. That is one of the harder levels to do, but it is short so easy to replay and try again. Oh and there is no way you will get platinum with Longhaul, so just use Sideways. You can also upgrade your boost duration and cooldown which helps as well.

Son of Kyuss
06-27-2009, 02:19 AM
I'm having an extremely hard time trying to get Platinum on the level with Starscream where you have to destroy the 3 NEST buildings. Any tips?

EDIT: I just got it with 10 seconds to spare. Does anybody else think the Decepticon missions are easier in most cases to get Platinum on compared to the Autobots?

dillon
06-27-2009, 03:57 AM
I'm having an extremely hard time trying to get Platinum on the level with Starscream where you have to destroy the 3 NEST buildings. Any tips?

EDIT: I just got it with 10 seconds to spare. Does anybody else think the Decepticon missions are easier in most cases to get Platinum on compared to the Autobots?






I wouldn't say there easier but most of the missions are the exact same so your kind of used to where to go and what to do.

Terrin
06-27-2009, 04:44 AM
EDIT: I just got it with 10 seconds to spare. Does anybody else think the Decepticon missions are easier in most cases to get Platinum on compared to the Autobots?

I found the opposite I did the autobot campaign plats in first try in 2-3 hours the deceptions are harder in my eyes

Son of Kyuss
06-27-2009, 05:29 AM
Holy shit now I'm raging at the Ladiesman217 mission, I cannot for the life of me get this fricking Platinum medal. This is actually pissing me off immensely so does anyone have any tips?

dillon
06-27-2009, 05:44 AM
Holy shit now I'm raging at the Ladiesman217 mission, I cannot for the life of me get this fricking Platinum medal. This is actually pissing me off immensely so does anyone have any tips?




I agree they simply dont give you enough time, ive platnumed 43 missions but this is just impossible. I've tried it with every character and its just impossible.

Son of Kyuss
06-27-2009, 05:45 AM
You think you're done the level with like a few seconds to spare but no another wave of Helicopter Autobots show up. Jesus this is infuriating.

dillon
06-27-2009, 05:52 AM
You think you're done the level with like a few seconds to spare but no another wave of Helicopter Autobots show up. Jesus this is infuriating.


Guess what my best time is , 4:05.36. Fuck this



EDIT: IVE gotten 4:10 like 8 times in a row

Son of Kyuss
06-27-2009, 05:58 AM
Guess what my best time is , 4:05.36. Fuck this

I would've broken my controller :/. I decided to leave this one as my last Platinum since there should be some tips for it by then I suppose.

dillon
06-27-2009, 06:11 AM
4:03 OMG I am going to go jump in front of a train now good bye
Overdrive on the last part helps alot. Dont you think on the last part it should have a little thing on the bottom right that says how many enimies there are?







OMG I DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!! 3:56.32



Get the three killshots as soon as you start.
After you kill three i was at 8 seconds
After 6 kills i was at 3 seconds
When i killed all of them i was at 1min30 seconds.
When i droped the boy off i was at 2 minutes
So just restart if you arent at these.
I used the helicopter person.

Son of Kyuss
06-27-2009, 06:59 AM
I'll have to try that out tomorrow. I was trying to get Platinum on the first Cairo stage and goddamn is it hard. I keep dying when I face Bumblebee and Jetfire and I can't kill them in the alotted time : /. This game starts out cruise control then gets hair rippingly hard at random intervals.

luffo99
06-27-2009, 06:59 AM
can someone tell me where the skillshots r in the demolisher mission

AntneyB
06-27-2009, 03:13 PM
That video is pretty much it, although i would not stop to shoot that 3rd skillshot as you can hit it by doing the jump shoot when you are next to it towards the end of the spiral. Same thing for the 4th one at the bottom, you can jump through it and not even have to shoot it. That is one of the harder levels to do, but it is short so easy to replay and try again. Oh and there is no way you will get platinum with Longhaul, so just use Sideways. You can also upgrade your boost duration and cooldown which helps as well.

LOL i hate to break it to you but i did it with longhaul lmfao i must have made it so much harder for myself over 100 attempts no wonder lol

dillon
06-27-2009, 05:43 PM
I'll have to try that out tomorrow. I was trying to get Platinum on the first Cairo stage and goddamn is it hard. I keep dying when I face Bumblebee and Jetfire and I can't kill them in the alotted time : /. This game starts out cruise control then gets hair rippingly hard at random intervals.




Nearly broke my controller the first time, i killed bumblebee and Jetfire had the smallest smidge of health and i died. But save up overdrive and kill bumblebee first, jetfire dies really quick compared to the other bosses

mellowknight
06-27-2009, 06:21 PM
For Demolisher, what I did was just use Powered up Prime. The beginning of the mission you have plenty of time to collect all 5 of the targets before you can shoot at him. The whole time, just hover and shoot him. Only worry about the guys on the ground between his different weapons appearing. This is one of the few missions that I have platty on.

Hey how do you use Powered Up Optimus in other missions besides the last Cairo mission?

wildwest08
06-28-2009, 10:26 AM
these platinum medals are ridiculous they shouldve made this easier to accomplish but it is dang near impossible you dont get to enjoy the game you just race through the levels

optics
06-28-2009, 10:31 AM
Hey how do you use Powered Up Optimus in other missions besides the last Cairo mission?

I think he meant Devastator.

The Pants Party
06-28-2009, 09:45 PM
Any tips for Decepticon "In Search of the Spark" - you have to blow up three buildings, kill tons of autobots, transport a doctor and then kill a bunch more autobots in less than three minutes. I can't get less than like 3.30 for some reason.

optics
06-29-2009, 03:34 AM
I agree they simply dont give you enough time, ive platnumed 43 missions but this is just impossible. I've tried it with every character and its just impossible.

I missed Platinum by 4 seconds on my first try using Sideways. The last couple Autobots took several seconds to spawn one after another. That really screwed me up.

Flik
06-29-2009, 12:49 PM
Here you go Pants;

YouTube - Transformers 2 - In Search of the Spark [Platinum Medal]

AntneyB
06-30-2009, 02:11 AM
hi can anyone give any help for the west coast find the female mission having alot of trouble here cant even find all skillshots thanks

Terrin
06-30-2009, 06:51 AM
honestly I didn't have much trouble with plats for neither campaign.

My biggest advise is advance melee for any mission that allows megatron and optmius prime as they can kill smalller enemies with one good hit, and it gives the most back for the overdrive bar which is key to getting a plat.

In almost all missions I dont even find the 5 skill shots usually its just 2-4 (besides the racing ones as I found skill shots to be key for those).

OptimusPuggie
06-30-2009, 09:15 AM
I can't seem to get Clash in the Canals for the life of me and its the last platinum I need. Decepticons keep hiding behind the canal walls and climbing out of the way of takedowns and the base shields are a pain to maneuver around. Anybody have an easy win?

EDIT: Finally got it. Just a matter of luck I guess that I got a round that didn't require playing hide and go seek

sikander 24
06-30-2009, 02:46 PM
For Demolisher, what I did was just use Powered up Prime. The beginning of the mission you have plenty of time to collect all 5 of the targets before you can shoot at him. The whole time, just hover and shoot him. Only worry about the guys on the ground between his different weapons appearing. This is one of the few missions that I have platty on.

how do u get the powered up optimus prime

AntneyB
06-30-2009, 06:23 PM
hi can anyone give any help for the west coast find the female mission having alot of trouble here cant even find all skillshots thanks

i still need a little help im using sideways and i get 4 of the 5 skillshots but im still a good minute over the time

The Pants Party
06-30-2009, 07:49 PM
Here you go Pants;

That was perfect, thanks. I was trying to use Starscream and it wasn't cutting it, but I didn't think Longhaul would be fast enough. His healing came in handy though, half the time I couldn't see who I was attacking because I would be in the red with Starscream and I'd need to hide and recover.

I finished the Decepticons to 100% last night, so if I need any help with the Autobots I'll be sure to hit you up!

Flik
06-30-2009, 08:26 PM
Glad it helped!

Actually I got a couple of PMs about some Autobot missions and I made videos of those so I may as well link them here in case anyone else needs help with them;

[Autobot Mission] Escorting Nest
YouTube - Transformers 2 - Escorting NEST [Platinum Medal]

[Autobot Mission] Autobot Down
YouTube - Transformers 2 - Autobot Down [Platinum Medal]

Mars Renegade
06-30-2009, 08:39 PM
Quick question about Plats. I only have a handful of upgrades for Autobots and Decepticons. Would it be better to focus on finishing upgrades before Plats, or are the upgrades only a marginal boost and should just be waited on?

Thanks!

wildwest08
06-30-2009, 08:47 PM
Quick question about Plats. I only have a handful of upgrades for Autobots and Decepticons. Would it be better to focus on finishing upgrades before Plats, or are the upgrades only a marginal boost and should just be waited on?

Thanks!

I found it a lot easier this way. I finished the autobot campaign and bought all the upgrades and then it was easier to get platinums as your attacks are stronger. Also as a tip use your advance melee as much as possible as it almost is a one hit kill

Mars Renegade
06-30-2009, 08:48 PM
I found it a lot easier this way. I finished the autobot campaign and bought all the upgrades and then it was easier to get platinums as your attacks are stronger. Also as a tip use your advance melee as much as possible as it almost is a one hit kill

Okay great, thank you!

Cubical Trix
06-30-2009, 09:52 PM
I made a thread that might help on getting platinun medals

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=158330

Mars Renegade
07-01-2009, 01:57 AM
How do you Plat on Find the Female for the Decepticons? Seems like I run out of time right as I put the 4th worker down. I'm using Sideways. Is there a better character, or what am I doing wrong?

wildwest08
07-01-2009, 02:15 AM
How do you Plat on Find the Female for the Decepticons? Seems like I run out of time right as I put the 4th worker down. I'm using Sideways. Is there a better character, or what am I doing wrong?

i was having problems too but i made sure my advance melee stats were maxed out and i used megatron and shot the helicopters with the machine gun and used advance melee from the tank to kill the autobots. try and find the skill shots too and shot them as you drive past

The Pants Party
07-01-2009, 03:30 AM
That was one of the harder missions I thought. I used Grindor. Try to get your overdrive good to go after the first wave and use it on the second, then build it back up on the third and use it again on the fourth. I only hit two or three shots on that level and managed it. It was close, but you need to use overdrive twice to have a shot.

Mars Renegade
07-01-2009, 04:15 AM
Thanks for the tips guys. I managed to do it with Megatron with about 3 seconds to spare and hitting all skill shots. Now I'm doing the dreaded Ladiesman217 mission. I get so close and I think it's going to end then...hey look, one single helicopter out of nowhere, fifteen seconds later.

Gaaah. lol.

wildwest08
07-01-2009, 09:21 AM
Thanks for the tips guys. I managed to do it with Megatron with about 3 seconds to spare and hitting all skill shots. Now I'm doing the dreaded Ladiesman217 mission. I get so close and I think it's going to end then...hey look, one single helicopter out of nowhere, fifteen seconds later.

Gaaah. lol.

I am having that same problem!!!!!!!! what decepticon do you use, i am using sideways since i dont do well with the flying decepticons. this is my last platinum needed

wildwest08
07-01-2009, 10:02 AM
i seriously cant believe i did it but after barely getting past 4 min on the ladiesman217 mission i beat it with 30 seconds to spare, i was dumbstruck. I used longhaul because he can kill the copters fast. my advice is to save the overdrive till like 3:15 and then go nuts on the helicopters first since they are the hardest to kill then worry about advance meleeing the ground units.

Flik
07-01-2009, 01:30 PM
Here's a couple more requests for videos of certain missions;

[Decepticon Mission] Hunter Killer:
YouTube - Transformers 2 - Hunter Killer [Platinum Medal]


[Decepticon Mission] Ladiesman217:
YouTube - Transformers 2 - Ladiesman217 [Platinum Medal]


I've made videos of Find the Female and Total Devastation for people who asked me as well but they're still uploading and will be a little while yet, I'll edit them in later.

JPC74
07-01-2009, 03:32 PM
Just my 2 cents to throw in. For the autobot missions i mostly used ironhide since his secondary weapon is good for just going trigger happy and killing groups of enemies(the grenades have spread damage). Also deploy his turret in the middle of the firefight, every bit helps. The hardest mission to get platinum for me in the autobot campaign was,ironically enough, the mission you can't use ironhide and have to rescue him.

For decepticons i used long haul mostly. Same tactic as with Ironhide just spam his grenades. Hardest mission for me in the decepticon campaign was the Hunt the Hunter, finally did it with sideways with like 1.02 seconds left in the clock.

One thing i noticed is that if you don't panic or worry too much about the skills shots and just focus on the mission you can do some of them with the platinum time.

KrashKrunal
07-03-2009, 10:19 AM
Just read some of the tips here and they helped loads, though I'm still stuck on three Autobot Missions, do any of you have any tips for the following:

Starscream's Stand
Fuel the Jets

They're the only two I need, and just can't do them. Any suggestions on who to use is also appreciated.

CutmanMike
07-03-2009, 12:06 PM
Use ironhide. Save your overdrive for when starscream appears. He's a bit of a pain to follow. If you have your overdrive and Starscream has just landed, drop your turret. Turrets do a hell of a lot of damage when they're in overdrive.

Also, be sure to advanced takedown any small enemies that are in your way (shoot them a bit first) to put your overdrive up even more. Don't go looking for them though.

KrashKrunal
07-03-2009, 05:08 PM
Thanks for that, I managed to finish Starscream's Stand, but I'm still having trouble with Fuel The Jets. Any tips on that mission? I take it Ironhide is best for it, the only problem is that there are far too many enemies, one appears on the left of the building the other on the right. Where do you start to defeat them from?

MaltaJay10
07-10-2009, 01:09 AM
For those of you having trouble with the LadiesMan217 mission, here's my bit of advice. I used Starscream (but I think you can use any of them) and like someone said earlier the key is to be drop him on top of the building before or at 2 minutes. I then concentrated on killing all the helicopter guys as quickly as I could. It seems if you kill them faster, they spawn faster and you won't be left waiting for the last one or two at the end. Only attack other guys if they are right on top of you or no 'copter guys are present.

Now back to trying to beat the last race Hunter Killer...hopefully Flik's video helps.

Uzumaki Goku
07-12-2009, 07:24 PM
All I need now to have all Plantium is Rise of the Fallen and the mission where you fight both Bumblebee and Jetfire. You can only use two character for these missions, who do I use and what should I do?

CutmanMike
07-13-2009, 08:53 AM
Pick Megatron, and go nuts. Take out bumblebee first, keep doing your advanced melees on him. Just follow Jetfire around and pummel him with your rapid fire shots, charge up shots when he's flying away. Don't bother with your special and try to get all the targets.

zerocool616
07-14-2009, 09:08 PM
I think he meant Devastator.


yea but he wants to know hot u get the modded optimus in other missions

DEATHMETALS666
07-15-2009, 06:22 AM
Can anyone make a video on how to get Platinum Medal on the mission where there is a Demolisher? Oh, will cheat codes disabled achievements?

Thanks.

CutmanMike
07-15-2009, 08:51 AM
Cheat codes will.

I can't make a video but here's how do do it with optimus: First hunt down the first few waves of enemies. Advanced melees should kill them in one hit, so do it as much as you can. This boosts your overdrive too.

If your overdrive is full, activate it and unload your shots into him (don't bother with the charge move here). If not, or when you've used it up, drive up to him and activate your shield and keep doing advanced melees. He should be dead by now but if not, get away from him when your shield depletes and just fire at him. I dunno if it does more damage but fire at his face just in case. Also keep an eye out for any skill shots. I think I found 3/5 when I did it.

richs180
07-15-2009, 05:40 PM
yea but he wants to know hot u get the modded optimus in other missions

You can only use modded Optimus (with added Jetfire components) on the last level.

PincheLoco8
07-16-2009, 05:00 AM
I just wanted to say thank you for the video help Fliks. They really took all the guess work out of getting those plat times.

Flik
07-16-2009, 12:45 PM
You're welcome, glad to be of assistance!

I've done a bunch of other plat vids I got requests for but I forgot to post them here too, sorry about that. They might be of use so I'll try and get back up to date. Here they are:

[Decepticon Mission] Find the Female:
YouTube - Transformers 2 - Find The Female [Platinum Medal]

[Autobot Mission] Total Devastation:
YouTube - Transformers 2 - Total Devastation [Platinum Medal]

[Autobot Mission] Demolisher's Prophecy:
YouTube - Transformers 2 - Demolisher's Prophecy [Platinum Medal]

[Autobot Mission] Starscream's Stand:
YouTube - Transformers 2 - Starscream's Stand [Platinum Medal]

[Autobot Mission] Fuel The Jets:
YouTube - Transformers 2 - Fuel The Jets [Platinum Medal]

CutmanMike
07-16-2009, 02:32 PM
I'm curious, how do you record these off your 360? Hardware speaking that is.

Flik
07-16-2009, 03:09 PM
I use Dazzle Platinum to record my consoles. It works great with PS3 no matter where you are, but to get it to record a PAL60 UK signal from a 360 in colour requires a bit of a workaround using a program called AM Capture.

There's tons of videos on how to set Dazzle and all the extra wires you need up etc on You Tube.

KillTheft_Echo
07-17-2009, 12:22 AM
For anyone having trouble on the Autobot Platinum times, i would highly suggest using Ironhide for all of them. Using Ironhide's alternate fire (Proximity Mine), you can kill most decepticons in a few hits. For the 1 mission where you have to find & repair ironhide, i got platinum using Ratchet's Stick Grenades.

If anyone has any specific missions they would like some help on, i'd be glad to explain how i did it :D

CutmanMike
07-17-2009, 09:16 AM
Proximity mine? You mean the turret right? ;)

mrcoleminer
07-17-2009, 04:01 PM
I still need help on geting the platinum on the missions,but iam going to try out the autobots you guys have said to try out. When you get the all of the platinum on the missions and that achievement do you also get the one for the gold medal one too?

frankcastle66
07-20-2009, 06:45 PM
i got my plat for the first cairo mission one my fist try i used star scream what u want to do it build up overdrive and save it for the part with bumble bee and when he comes out hit ur overdrive and dont use the missles u want to use the gatling gun and when u start shooting him hit the y button so he slows down and cant move it will pretty much kill him when the overdrive is over and for the other one just look up and hit him with the 3 round birst missles and the y button attack recharges for starscream really fast so use that on him as well so he cant fly away fast

frankcastle66
07-21-2009, 01:30 PM
i just got all decepticon platinum all thanks to lightningflik

Basic BG
07-22-2009, 11:47 PM
just got all the autobot plattys thx to some of flik's videos........ and I just wanted to give him some more props....... big ups Flik, you da man:woop:

Darth Cuda
09-01-2009, 09:52 AM
Proximity mine? You mean the turret right? ;)

No he means proximity Grenades, his alt fire weapon...and he's right it kicks all kinds of ass :uzi:

Can anyone post a video of Desert Massacre where you have to kill Bumblebee and Jetfire? I can't even figure out which TF to use...Megatron?

X Lt Patriot X
08-16-2010, 12:46 AM
Thanks Flik for all the help thanks to you I now have all Platy in both Autobot and Decepticon campaings! :Bounce:

jedifrog21
01-24-2011, 09:18 PM
Thanks Flik! Without you, I wouldn't have gotten platinum on LadiesMan, and would have a broken 360/TV/etc

Dante250
01-26-2011, 06:36 AM
Thanks everyone on this topic for youre tips and video's, I finally got my plat medals on both autobots and decepticons :drunk

Vitality gauge
09-28-2011, 04:26 PM
wow nobody must be playing this on expert, just got the #2 ranking for the decepticon mission desert massacre . Can't believe I was once worried I might not get the bonecrusher achievement, just finished the game completely and i think I ranked in the top 1000 in 90% on the autobot and decepticon missions combined.