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06-04-2008, 04:26 PM
Ok I was thinking about making one for a while, Seeing how it was listed in this thread. (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=61662&highlight=Achievement+guides+needed) I thought I'll make it. So it's time for!!

The Achievement Guide for all 0 points!!! Because every point.. I mean Achievement counts.


Before you start:
1.Each Achievement is a level set.
(to see how sets work see Establish Communications)
2.You can not get these in Co-op.
3.It must be done on single player in any mode.
4.You might have to back track back to a level to end the set, or go to the next level in the set. I'll tell you the order under the achievement for each set.
5. Save you're power ups. don't waste them. There are ways to skip a part of a level or even multiple levels at a time.
6. See the video at the bottom for how to beat the game the fastest way possible, as well as how they did some of the short cuts.
7.Don't forget to pause, you can save anywhere!
8. The XXXX-XXXX time is when you start watching and when you stop. Not around when it starts to happen, remember that.


Many don't get the controls in the game. As well as buy the game used and don't have the paper describing what is were. So here's the list.

Basic Controls
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/misc/a.png: Jump/Swim up
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/misc/b.png: Previous weapon
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/misc/x.png: Next weapon
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/misc/y.png: Help computer
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/misc/rt.png: Shoot
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/misc/lt.png: Run/Swim faster
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/misc/ls.png: Walk/Crouch/Swim down
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/misc/rs.png: Look
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/misc/back.png/http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/misc/start.png: Menu

D-Pad controls
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/misc/leftdpad.png: Inventory
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/misc/rightdpad.png: Use item/Change weapon Inventory list
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/misc/updpad.png: Up on inventory list.
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/misc/downdpad.png: Down on inventory list.


Q: How do you "set" an item?
A: Setting an item is when you "set" it to http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/misc/rightdpad.png on the D pad. You can use it without having to enter the Inventory, scroll down and select it. To do this, when you are safe, highlight the item from the Inventory but don't use it, then leave the Inventory screen. You will see the icon in the lower right of you're HUD change. Then, When you push http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/misc/rightdpad.png on the D-pad, you will use whatever is in the box during game play. Be it a power up or switching to that weapon.

Q: Whats rocket jump/grenade jump/ barrel jump?
A: Thats when you use the explosive to jump further then you can normally. Just jump before the explosion happens and you'll fly. Try it at different angles. to go higher up or further across.

Q: Whats quad jumping?
A: Thats when you rocket jump with quad damage and invulnerability on at the same time. You'll fly across the map. No joke.

Q: Whats Bunny Hoping?
A: Thats when you run while and jump repeatedly. You gain A lot of speed.
You can also run strife while jumping to go even faster, although it's harder to do then just running and jumping.

Q: Whats Re-cam?
A: It's basically a replay that switches between different angles (or cameras). Both the You tube videos and the re-cam are from the same play. It's useful to see how he did things from afar. It can be much easier to how what he did at times.

Q: What difficultly is the videos on?
A: Hard, it was done by The quake2 done quick 2 team in 1998. I also used help getting the names for the level/level set in the Maddash 2 text file. Although he shorten the names for some of the levels. You'll understand what level you're on. I also fixed the ones that were made up.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/96/q2-01-JUgr.jpgEstablish Communications
You must beat the level set called base. It consist of 3 levels, in which you go back to base 2 twice. (So Base 1, base 2a, base 3, base 2b.) These levels are quick and easy. So it's best to look around for power ups and weapons to get a good start in the game. Try to save you're power ups.
level set: Base
Base 1
base 2a
base 3
base 2b

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/96/q2-02-UGrd.jpgDestroy Strogg Logistical Train
Same story as the level set base, but shorter. Look around for weapons and power ups, and try to save them. Just watch the first video, or the beginning of Re-cam from a minute or 2 in, if you get lost. (yea right)
level set: Warehouse
Bunk 1
ware 1

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/96/q2-03-JUHGrd.jpgDestroy Security Grid
A long long set of levels. A bit stretched out. The game does start to get harder from here on out. There is tons of health on jail 2 if you need it. These levels aren't as straight forward as they were before. You will have to start looking for keys, and cds. As well as buttons and other methods to complete the sets from here on out. check out video 1 at 4:10-end, then video 2 from start to 1:11. On Re-cam it's 4:53-9:15

There is also the first boss on the last level of the set (security). He's not to bad. A chain gun brings him down quick in medium and easy, but you can skip him all together. watch the beginning of the second you tube video. What he does is rush around him and when the tank turns the gate brakes. It's a trigger mishap. The gate is supposed to brake once the tank leaves the grate (as in died), but since it leaves it when it has to turn, it breaks. Then just rush down it. The time it starts in video 2 is 0:50-0:58 Re-cap video is 8:55-9:03

Level set: Jail
jail 1
jail 2
jail 3a
jail 5
jail 3b
jail 4
jail 3c

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/96/q2-04-KIGrd.jpgNavigate the Mines
There is a rocket launcher somewhere in the first level (Mintro) See video 2 around 1:12-1:25 for it. This level is a bit of a mess as you can see. So I color coded each return section. As there is 2. It is easy to get stuck, but if you just use you're help computer (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/misc/y.png) it will be easy to get back on track. It tells you what you have to do and if you finished that section of the level. Also check out video 2 if you get stuck. Just watch video 2 from 1:12-3:55 and in re-cam at 9:18-12:15

Level set: Mine
mine 1
mine 2a
mine 3a
mine 2b
mine 3b
mine 4
mine 3c

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/96/q2-05-JIGrd.jpgShut Down Processing Plant
You can skip the first level if you just jump over the bridge that gets exploded. For fast way, watch from 3:55 to 4:03 in video 2, and in the re-cam video watch it from 12:22 to 12:34. They just rush across the bridge before it explodes (bunny hop), then rocket jump away from the blast. The second way is to use a invulnerability power up so you can just cross the lava. You can also rocket jump,grenade jump,or barrel jump across, I recommend the first two, but the second one more as it's easier to do.

When you go complete fact2 and go back to fact1, look right, theres moving pillars with lazer, go across this area. (see 5:07-5:15 on second you tube video) (13:41-13:44 on re-cam) then you're done with this level set.

levelset: Factory
Factory 1a
Factory 2
Factory 1b

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/96/q2-06-JIGrd.jpgDestroy Strogg Main Reactor
This level set is a little annoying, but there is a trick so you only have to do only really have to do 1 level. The first level can be done in 12 seconds watch from 5:20 to see what you have to do in video 2. Or from 14:00 in re-cam. But before you jump out the side of the window, keep on going into the room, you'll see a BFG!!!!!! (Once you get the BFG start saving Cell ammo, you can kill the last boss in 3-7 hits with it as long as you have quad damage)
For the next level watch from 5:40 on video 2, and 14:19 on re-cam. when video 2 is at 6:10 and 14:55 at re-cam you will see they will rocket jump into the air, and hit a trigger that will blow up the door, making you skip the rest of the levels. What happens is there was a lost switch that was never taken out of the game, and they hit it. I suggest you watch it from both first person and re-cam.

Level Set: Power Station
power Station 1
Power Station 2
(theres more but theres a trick to open the door without the need to go to the other areas. Just read above!)

Mr Arrow
06-04-2008, 04:33 PM
Got to hand it to you Zee, you are a REAL achievement junkie and my new roll model.

I'm actually really impressed that you'd do this. Submit it to the achievements guide section when it's complete and I'll personally see to it that it gets posted.

06-04-2008, 04:40 PM
Thanks man it's almost done I'll post the videos here now. It'll be done in about 2-3 hours, I have to do something now :(. Edit: it'll be done by today :)

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/96/q2-07-JIGrd.jpgDestroy the Big Gun
This is the easiest level in the game, that right it's not a set. Just an easy boss fight, and switch pull and a mad dash back to the starting area.

You can even skip the boss if you start shooting it with the rail gun before the grate explodes On the side near the door, then run backwards to the door and go thru it. Watch the videos to see how it happens, the video 2 start is 6:22 and the re-cam start is 15:18

If you can't get it to work just run around it with the supper shot gun. It'll die so quickly it's not even funny.

Level set: Big gun
Big gun

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/96/q2-08-UJHge.jpgDestroy Black Hole Generator
Most of the levels on here are straight froward. With no real short cuts but one, but Ill get to that. The first level you can just rush into the door you need to go into (see video 2 at 6:56-7:08 Re-cam 16:00-16:13) It's done in 8 seconds.

The second level has no shortcuts, and you have to do things in order. There is one thing that is easily missed. That is taking the commanders head. After you go down into the lower floors, after you lower the bridge, and walk across it, theres 2 buttons on the side of it. Jump across from the bridge and push them, then go back from were you came in-till there's a door way on the left. Go in it and go on the elevator, grab it and proceed down it. Then return to the first level, then once it loads walk into the door straight ahead on to the third level. (If you still can't find it, look at video 3 at 00:12-00:40 and on re-cam it's 17:05-17:35)

The third level is quite easy. You can skip the whole platforming puzzle by rocket jumping onto the platform. See it on video 3 at 1:46-1:46 and in re-cam at 18:50-19:00 it's quite easy to do the jump puzzle regularly, but it's just annoying as hell.
Then go thru the pipe. keep on going in-till you see a big opening on the left of this room. There should be some creates, some med kit's and a door on the other side of the room. Go into the opening on the left then turn around and look up. once you see a window and a switch quad jump into the window. once you hit the switch go to the right (looking away from the window) and exit the level. See it in video 3 at 2:02-2:18 and in re-cam at 19:05-19:22) If you can't quad jump, just continue thru the rest of the level normal. It's not to hard, and it's not that much longer till the exit . (see FAQ at top to learn how to quad jump)

Now the second to last level of the set. You can skip 4/6 objects here if you rocket jump into the window at the start of the level before you enter the building. (the windows above the door) Shoot the computers on each side of the walls through the bars. (I suggest using the grenade launcher to shoot thru the bars and saving before you rocket jump and before you shoot the computers.) Then go down enter the door and take a left into the door, the a right, you'll see a rocket tank, if he didn't see you, rush into him, duck, and walk past him then run to the elevator (or rocket jump up if you want to). If thats not working before you rush into him rocket him so he steps back and rush past him. Once up go around the cat walk into a door. Once past that take a right, you'll see another tank. You can again rush then duck, or rocket and rush past. Then go thru that door into then go to either side, as the exit is in the wall behind it.
See how he beat this level check out video 3 at 2:23-2:49 and on re-cam at 19:28-19:55.

The last level of the set is quite straight froward. Just keep on taking rights, soon you see that there's an opening on the left is the only option. Then go left, you will see a big pipe laying on the ground after you go thru the cave. Once you do save, jump behind it, take a left and walk into the end section. An air strike will be called in after you put the air strike beacon on the side of the pipe. A door will open on the right side with 2 baddies coming out. You'll be safe inside that bunker if you're low on health. Come out after the air strike and you'll see the door that was locked by the beacon now is blasted open go into it and you will be at the exit soon. See this level on video 3 at 2:49-3:50 and in re-cam at 19:55-20:54

Level set: Hangar

06-05-2008, 08:10 AM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/96/q2-09-Grdji.jpgAssassinate the Makron
You have to do 2 sets for this one, and the beginning level set is a Bitc.... I mean really annoying. It's easy to get lost. So if you do, the first level set starts in video 3 at 3:50-7:23 Start watching in re-cam from 21:00-24:55. As long as you follow the guide, you can skip a few levels.

It's important that you have at least 1 invulnerability, and 1 quad damage for an easy last boss (as well as an easier time in the first level set), but luckily 1 of each can be found in the first level set. (if you followed the guide you should have both at 2, or at least both at 1. As I said, save those power-ups.)

When you start If you bunny hop fast, you can jump into the gate before it closes. (watch at the time for both videos above in the beginning. You'll see what I'm talking about) If you jump on the flying strogg, the gate won't start closing in-till you hit the floor. Making it easier.
If you can't make it just take a left once you go out of the door. then climb the rock stairs. Then step on the button across the balcony. It will open the gate, then just walk on the sides of the wall at the trap floor. When the floor opens up and tries to drop you in the lava, you'll be on the side of the trap door instead of falling.

After the trap thur the gate, keep on taking lefts in-till you fall into a giant hole filled with water. Once there take a right, you'll see a grate around the corner. Shoot at it with any weapon, (use the blaster, it has unlimited ammo) Make you're way up the stairs, up the ramp in-till you can walk straight into a room. You'll see a CD behind glass, shoot the glass, grab the cd, and run out of the room. Take a right and jump across into the door way, and again drop into the water. This happens at 4:08-4:35 in video 3, and in Re-cam at 21:17-21-27

Once in the water, go the other way this time, and take the elevator on
the left. Once there you'll enter the next level. There is A invulnerability power up in the level that is not show in the video. In video 1 at 4:53, instead of rushing in, go up the ramp in front of you and turn around. Kill the 2 baddies behind a railing and then head up the stairs on the right. If you shot the barrel behind them you will notice an opening, if not you will see a gate, Shot the gate if it's there and crawl under it. Keep on climbing the ladders in-tll you reach the very top, you will see an invulnerability power up on the left in front of some bars. Then go back down from were you came , crawl back under the vent and follow the video.

Ok back from were you came. Save, then with you're back to the door, take a right. If you're decent you can easily rush like he did (if you're rushing set quad damage on quick select, and have you're chain gun or supper shotgun out), if not take you're time. and head all the way to the other side of the level.
Once you're at 5:17 in video 3 (Re-cam at 22:26) get ready for a fight. Once passed the door use a quad damage if you have it (anothers coming up soon so it doesn't matter), then use the supper shotgun, or the chaingun to slice thur the baddies like warm butter, without quad damage, it's a lot harder. You can also use invulnerability instead (or use both if you want, recommend that you do) if you have 2, as it's best to save one for the final boss. If you don't have 2 invulnerability or 1 quad damage. You will have to take you're time on both sections, (or use the invulnerability away, this part is way harder then the last boss) as you need as much health as you can get once you go up the elevator.
Once there all dead, or the elevator comes down, grab all the health and armor if you're hurt. Theres a few packs up the elevator as well. If you don't have around 50-60 health by the time you have the med packs before going up the elevator, theres one on the right, you'll see a door, enter it. theres a med pack right in front of it, just don't jump down. To see all this watch it from video 3 at 5:17-5:37 and in re-cam at 22:26-22:48)

Ok time for lots of loading screens but, you're around the end of this level set. Once up take out everyone in the front, and use the door on the right. It's important that you do not get damaged much here. As you need to rocket jump soon. Head down and you'll come across a corner that leads up a ramp Save before you go around it. Just pop in and out around it using the grenade launcher or you're favorite weapon and kill. Once most of the baddies are down save, then rush in using an supper shotgun. If you rush around the right.You can avoid the sentry gun from spotting you early, avoiding it. (the baddies blocking the hallway at 5:47 in video 3 won't be there (Re-cam 22:58), as they will rush out when you're killing the others in the room.

Once up the stairs and past the door, theres med kits and ammo for bullets type weapons in some of the cells. If it's clear, save. After that use the supper shotgun, go into one of the cells, stay there, turn around, and look up.There are two stroggs on the catwalk that will come to you, you can kill them without them being able to really hit you. Once dead. Rocket jump onto the platform take the CD then go back down to the elevator. You can see him rush this section (not recommended) in video 3 at 5:35-6:05 and in Re-cam at 22:51-23:20

Once down the elevator head left. Enter the door and jump down into the pit. Kill the two baddies and push all 3 keypads/buttons on the computer. A cd will pop up in front of it. take it. head left (facing the super computer) grab some med kits and climb up the stairs, and rush back to the elevator. (you can rocket jump up to the cat walk like in the video, but it's far from needed.) See it happen in video 3 at 6:07-6:47 and in Re-cam at 23:25-24:20.

Ok time for the quad damage power up pick up. Head back to the end of the level were you picked up the CD on the catwalk, but stop before the sentry gun. Face the sentry gun but backpetal into the lava then rush out of it, there will be a quad damage pick up and some health packs in front of you. See it at 6:55 in video 3, and 24:29 in Re-cam.
After you go up the elevator, go up and thru the door to under the catwalks. Rocket jump back up on the cat walk and a wall should open up. (see video 3 at 7:01-7:06 and from the Re-cam at 24:23-24:40) then go thur the door on the right coming out of the keyboard room. once past the door take another right, then go straight. Then keep on going to the Keypad on the wall. Hit it and a bridge right next to it will fall down in a few seconds. Be sure to grab the med packs next to the keypad and rush to the exit switch. See it happin from Video 3 at 6:50-end of video, and in Re-cam at 24:24-24:55

Level set: Palace
Outer courts
Lower Palace a Invulnerability power up
Upper Palace a
Lower Palace b
Upper Palace b Quad Damage power up

Again there this amount of levels if you follow the guide and skip the levels.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/96/q2-09-Grdji.jpg Now on to the second much easier level set.
After that last level set, you would think the last boss would be hard, but nope. His level set consist of 2 levels. 1 being 40 seconds long. with no short cuts. The other just being the boss fight. Remember when I said to save those power ups and the BFG? Well get ready to use them. To watch both levels in about a minute check out video 4, or 25:02-end video

The first level is just getting some ammo and health, nothing hard. Just some easy switch puzzles. this level is about 40 seconds long so just get any extra ammo you need and/or heath packs.

Now time for the final boss. Again the begging is just getting extra ammo and heath. once you make it to the boss turn on quad damage and invulnerability. Then take out you're BFG, and kill both his forms (you can kill him before you're power up even go away!).
If you don't have to BFG, the chain gun works well also. If you don't have the power ups, use the BFG and run around like mad. If you only got the chain gun/other weapons it will be a harder fight, so run around, and shoot with all you got.

After he's dead walk on one of the switch on the sides and go down the elevator on the same side as the switch you hit. Then enter the escape pod thats open. Push the button in the pod and beat the game. Watch you're ending scene and obtain you're last achievement. I think I just achieved carpel tunnel syndrome.

level set: Makron


You tube videos:
YouTube - Quake2 Finished in 21 minutes #Part 1
YouTube - Quake2 Finished in 21min #Part 2
YouTube - Quake2 finished in 21min #Part 3
YouTube - Quake2 Finished in 21min #Part 4

Re-cam video link
Trust me, re-cam is a big help in showing how to pull off some of the moves.

08-17-2008, 03:08 AM
Awesome guide

Jokez NZ
11-18-2008, 05:45 AM
You spent a lot of time on this guide. Nice work!

Boots Orion
12-21-2010, 04:25 PM
Great Guide Bro...your work is appreciated.