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irift3 09-24-2009 10:48 PM

Easy way to beat gas mask guy!
I take absolutely no credit for this. I was thumbing around on youtube and I was watching the walkthrough for this game. I noticed a comment that read "It is better to knife him, he goes down faster and easier." I decided to try it (on hard mode), and it WORKED!!! All you have to do is when you start the battle with the gas mask guy, is take out your knife (I used the machete), and run up to him. Then just keep hitting right trigger like crazy!!! You might die the first time, but once you know where to look when you are swinging away, it takes maybe about a minute or two. So simple. Have fun!

Grizimus 10-15-2009 06:11 AM

Your tip worked great. The other piece that I found is to keep circling him to your left. Basically you want to stay away from his left. He doesn't attack you from his right at all, and stay close.

bigrichienice1 10-17-2009 09:17 AM

thanks, i tried yr method with the knife a couple of times but i couldnt do it, i just kept shooting him with the m16 then run past him to the other side of the room then shot him again, it was all over pretty quickly and theres more thann enough ammo.

Kyanite 10-22-2009 05:21 AM


Originally Posted by Grizimus (Post 2442195)
I think you are refering to the guy at the end of level 4, I think.

You fight this guy three times, and he's the same each time. I can confirm it works all three times because I just did it on Hard difficulty. It takes a while, and you have to have good timing, but it definitely works. I just stood in front of the guy each time and spammed the right trigger over and over. It took a while, but down he went!

mooongerm 10-23-2009 07:28 AM

The knife method definatley works....

I just beat the guy on level 9 on my second attempt at the knife method.

infinityEOC 01-09-2010 06:00 AM

yeah, that was dope. thanks. got the lvl 9 one on my second try with the machete.

AngelHeva 01-15-2010 10:13 AM

omg. i am SOglad i read this post yesterday!! ugh. i'd been trying for bloody ages to kill the 1st of the 3 (did it on hard) and just couldn't at all. talk about frustrating the knifing works great. though i must say i did it that much i got confused a few times and ended up walking away and getting hit haha.


killer297 04-26-2010 05:25 PM

O yeah just killed the first guy on level 4 :) this has to be the best method that i know about by far thanks a lot in sharing this tip

Mr DDT 04-26-2010 05:33 PM

Will try thanks

HighsounD 05-13-2010 12:50 PM

This doesn't work at all on Hard, he just switches to his right blade and evades your knife. Then when you try to swing at him on that side he just switches back to the left and evades that aswell. I'm on my 20th try or something and he just keeps avoiding me, no matter how I try to go at him.

siamese snake 06-02-2010 02:49 AM

Just did this on level 9.The trick is to keep circling around him as stated before.It works a treat.

Opiate42 07-21-2010 03:50 AM

Will have to try this thanks. I haven't even gotten that far yet, I started on Hard but the game is so incredibly un-fun to play and you run out of ammo so fast I said blo it and restarted on normal/medium.

xMANNY FRE5Hx 08-15-2010 03:34 PM

thanks for the tips guys! killed him a minute after reading this thread.

pavarotti2007 12-06-2010 02:50 PM

Thanks. I tried this bit LOADS of times before it dawned on me to chech on here.
Thanks for the help.

SPONGER E 12-16-2010 01:44 PM


Originally Posted by HighsounD (Post 3082400)
This doesn't work at all on Hard, he just switches to his right blade and evades your knife. Then when you try to swing at him on that side he just switches back to the left and evades that aswell. I'm on my 20th try or something and he just keeps avoiding me, no matter how I try to go at him.

can confirm this method does work on hard,found crouching makes the camera angle easier to control,took me quite a few times also,just keep trying will get the hang of it

buck wyyld 12-21-2010 05:20 PM

Yeah, I just did this on my second try on hard--nice method! Hell, everything else in this game is broken and shoddy, so why not exploit it, eh?:uzi:

NeverwinterMoon 12-29-2010 09:56 AM

I really was enjoying this game, playing on hard, until I confronted this guy. I was really pissed at him and at myself for not being able to play better. I started looking for hints on how to get rid of him easier and found myself here.

I tried using a knife technique and failed to down this guy. I tried about 30 times, no less. I'm a pretty decent player, I have good reaction and all that. I was able to keep the guy always in my aim but, sometimes, when he was about to strike, for some unknown reason, the controllable character was putting slashing on halt. This happened just about every try and there was nothing to do about it.

Now about circling around him. The guy is always abidextrious in my case - that is he easily uses both of his hands. Despite that, it's still possible to circle around him without getting hit, but it takes much more skill and precision to circle around him to be able to slaughter him with a knife than to do it some other way.

In the end I just took him down with a shotgun. What I did was keep shooting at his head up to the moment he approaches close enough to make a jump or strike me. At this point it's important to start moving towards him and shoot him somewhere (head is the best, of course) to prevent him from making a move. He will stutter long enough for you to sprint just inches away from him, turn around and continue shooting. I was able to easily repeat this tactic. Also, I found it much easier to down the bastard with a shotgun than with an automatic rifle.

Update: Shotgun tactic is definitely extremely easy. I took the second masked guy on my first try with the tactic I used (on hard difficulty and I didn't even know he was going to pop out). For the third and last one I used a different weapon and it went much slower.

Efford 02-09-2011 07:11 PM

if I could kiss you right now... I would

spletchie 04-09-2011 04:25 AM

Awesome tip - took me about 4 tries (on Hard) to do it, but I finally did. I found that pushing the thumbstick forward at a slight angle every third or fourth slash stopped him from being able to fight back as much, since I think you slightly nudge him out of the way with every slash and he can eventually get his arm free to slash you if you don't move with him. It does take FOREVER though.

doubleminor 04-16-2011 11:39 PM

I also used the shotgun method much like Neverwintermoon.

Soon as I entered, started pumping him full of shells while backing away slowly into the corner next to the door you arrived in. Once he was close enough, I made a run for the opposite corner. What also works is timing his swing; as soon as he begins the swing motion, I made a run for it. Was not hit. This gives you time to reload or recover from any blows taken.

This was done on hard mode.

Schreckofant 05-01-2011 01:32 PM

It's laughably easy on hard (Chapter 4) with the knife.

You just need to run up to him and circle around him while staying really close ... he does absolutely nothing because the AI is not able to turn as fast as you circle. I highly doubt that it requires a certain skill to do this.

It also doesn't matter which side you choose, he's not able to keep up with you either way.

Though I hope that not a lot of people are still trying to play that ..... game.

doubleminor 05-07-2011 03:08 PM


Originally Posted by Schreckofant (Post 4196111)
Though I hope that not a lot of people are still trying to play that ..... game.

Unfortunately, I'm still on my first playthrough on hard and on the last mission. I'm taking my time and only so much I can take until it has to be cut off. After level 5 or 6, the devs must have cut hard mode off because it does get easier; the zombies and VC's don't seem to hit as hard compared to the earlier levels.

TheZombieReaper 07-13-2011 10:56 PM

I was just unloading all of my bullets on him and that didn't seem to work, so I circled around him with my knife and it worked perfectly! :D

M4A1Carbine5443 02-05-2012 01:32 PM

WORKED Thank You sooo much:uzi::woop::locked:Bounce:

mortug 05-02-2012 08:42 AM

thank goodness... that mask dude at the end of level 9 made me go in fury mode!
but with this trick, i killed him on my first try!

Acydyk 09-11-2012 01:57 PM

Anyone know if this guy is considered "infected?" In other words, if he kills you, will it prevent you from receiving the Natural Resistance achievement?

Edit: So I'm not sure if it will or not, but he's pretty easy to kill on Easy. When you fight him in the last battle, you can just whip out the heavy machine gun. About 40 rounds will drop him.

StayonTarget 01-11-2013 08:40 AM

Thank you! That makes it so easy to kill him!

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