Gears of War 2

Gears of War 2 Achievements

Party Like It's 1999

Play 1999 rounds of multiplayer (any mode)   

I would first suggest finishing off all the achievements that require public matches since those rounds played will go toward this. Once you're done with all those, get all the weapon/execution achievements (if boosting those by yourself) as those will also count. Now the easiest way to get the remaining round played is to setup a match with the following settings:

  • Match Type: Local
  • Game Type: Warzone (or Execution)
  • Total Rounds: 15
  • Round Time Limit: 1
  • Number Of Bots: 1 (or 9)
  • Bot Difficulty: Casual
  • Bleed-Out Time: 60
  • Friendly Fire: Off
  • Map Selection: Host
  • Weapon Spawning: Customize (Mulcher for all)
  • Map: Day One

Now you will need to have either a wired controller, Plug n' Play recharge kit or a guitar/drums controller. This way your controller will not shut off and the game will keep going. Because of the short time and large map, the bot (if using only one) probably won't find you before the one minute runs out, which will end the round in a stalemate. If for any reason he does find you, that is only one win out of fifteen that he needs, but it won't happen often. You might question the use of the Mulcher as the weapon, but this way if he chooses to pick it up, he will move much slower and take that much longer to find you. If you try the nine bot method, the two teams shouldn't have enough time to kill the entire other team. Again, whichever works best for you.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by techy
Saturday, August 14, 2010 @ 08:30:58 AM


Comment #2 by BINKSY
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 03:30:10 AM

found this on posted by user dimmock, cheers dimmock!!

Use these setting and go bed, the bots are too slow and dumb to kill each other in 1 minute.

Also use a wired(or plug and play charge kit) controller (rock band accessories will work too)

settings -
Match Type: Local
Game Type: Warzone (or Execution)
Total Rounds: 15
Round Time Limit: 1
Number Of Bots: 1 (or 9 - i recommend this)
Bot Difficulty: Casual
Bleed-Out Time: 60
Friendly Fire: Off
Map Selection: Host
Weapon Spawning: Customize (Mulcher for all)
Map: Day One

@ZServ - i personally put it on execution just in case they get you down to the last man, also despite me recommending the mulcher i leave all the weapons as normal, it is hilarious to wake up and look at the scores XD

And i st

Comment #3 by BINKSY
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 03:31:49 AM

if your wondering what the rest said @ the bottom lol my crappy copying here it is:

And i stress again, you do not have to have 9 bots running around, for me i just found it amausing to look at the scores when i woke up!

Comment #4 by MrBitey85
Monday, March 14, 2011 @ 12:12:54 PM

there is an easier way to do this achievement , play horde 10 20 30 40 or 50 on insane on the security map and run towards the red security lines you will die instantly if you do not find them under 15 seconds you will most likely be shot down by Grinders and Bloodmounts

Comment #5 by Jord509
Sunday, April 17, 2011 @ 09:43:45 PM

i used this same game setup just "set it and forget it" watch a movie or go to bed/work and 1999 round later you got it!!

Comment #6 by mcmtim
Friday, April 22, 2011 @ 02:41:49 PM

Man and i have actually been playing... that seems way to easy

Comment #7 by Kokswijk
Friday, May 06, 2011 @ 01:42:23 PM

@MrBitey85 how is that easier?

Comment #8 by Konner94
Monday, May 09, 2011 @ 10:25:28 PM

hey im getting the game again in July and seriously have no achievements for this game and i need all the multiplayer ones if anyone want to play please help im always up to playing a game with someone and will gladly help them with achievements i am also getting the first game and need help with that one so please message and send friend request me and tell me your up for gears in a little while im also up to helping with co-op achievements my gamer-tag is "Konner94".

Comment #9 by Mastodon_Slayer
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 @ 04:46:12 PM

This dont work. I did this for 1 hour, and reahc 230 games. I turn off my X360,
and when im come back im only have 170 games.

Comment #10 by slayer2121
Sunday, June 19, 2011 @ 09:53:03 PM

you only had 170 games because you turned off your xbox without going to the main menu first. You have to exit to the main menu or all of your stats that you got will not count.

Comment #11 by slayer2121
Sunday, June 19, 2011 @ 09:55:57 PM

Ok this one you will get eventually regardless of what multiplayer game mode you play. You must complete 1,999 rounds of multiplayer. A round is from the start of the match till the score board pops up showing everyone’s points, kill, deaths, downs, and revives. When this pops up you know you have completed a round. So each wave of horde counts, and every round of any other game mode counts as well. The game mode with the most potential for number of rounds is war zone, with its five round score limit to win the match you could end up playing up to nine rounds. If you somehow get all the other achievements and still do not have this one, you can refer to comment numbers two and four. Each one has a fast way of racking up rounds played. So get out there and have fun. As soon as you complet

Comment #12 by Meeeng
Sunday, July 10, 2011 @ 08:14:28 PM

why 1999 ? what does it mean ?

Comment #13 by CheaderMonkey
Tuesday, July 12, 2011 @ 08:14:43 PM

@Meeeng ...really? It's a referrence to a Prince song.

Comment #14 by Dayv00
Thursday, July 14, 2011 @ 11:15:39 AM

!!WARNING!! attempting this achievement may overheat your console so keep a freezer nearby lolll

Comment #15 by Meeeng
Thursday, July 14, 2011 @ 11:31:24 AM

Thank you CheaderMonkey. I didn't know this song, maybe cause I'm french :P

Comment #16 by coomzy
Saturday, August 06, 2011 @ 11:20:15 PM

It says you need a wired or quick plug and play kit but you dont when you press
start to start the match disconnect your controller and the match will start up

Comment #17 by XoNiNjAlEoNoX
Saturday, August 13, 2011 @ 12:30:40 PM

@16 Dude, if this works then I'll thank you very much. I dont have wired/plug nad play kit so I'm kinda stuck. Thank you for posting =D

Comment #18 by XoNiNjAlEoNoX
Saturday, August 13, 2011 @ 06:21:43 PM

@16 Holy shit It works!

Comment #19 by gurtbilbo
Monday, August 29, 2011 @ 08:43:23 AM

i had my level and achievements reset twice on my war journal and i now have this cheevo 3 times over

Comment #20 by Metalhead6swild
Monday, September 05, 2011 @ 02:32:06 AM

@16 i cant believe that worked, thx

Comment #21 by RetardedRat
Monday, September 05, 2011 @ 11:29:40 AM

@Meeeng and CheaderMonkey the achievement has nothing to do with Prince it's because 1999 last year of 20th century and there were shit loads of hard arse parties :D

Comment #22 by Insane Joker 21
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 @ 12:11:40 AM

@13 prince is a lil weird... but man can that guy sing lol

Comment #23 by WilliamCL57
Monday, September 19, 2011 @ 01:37:09 AM

You get this normally by playing the game getting other achievements. Useless to boost it unless you already have everything else. Same with Seriously 2.0. Don't waste yout time. I'm at 1500 and still getting a couple or the horde achievements.

Comment #24 by fijigus
Saturday, October 22, 2011 @ 04:59:35 PM

Retarded Rat lives up to his name. The achievement is a direct reference to the Prince song Party Like It's 1999. It came out way before 1999.

Although I did party in 1999 (grad from WSU that winter), and it is fun to still occasionally party like its 1999. Most of the time that consists of beers while playing gears of war after the family is asleep, but you do what you can to still live the dream...

Comment #25 by Genius Mike
Thursday, August 09, 2012 @ 08:36:53 AM

Comment #2 is the easiest method, coupled with #16 if you only have a wireless controller, but #4 is the fastest if you want to put in the focus for it. And #23 is right, you'll probably get this achievement while unlocking all the others, so only do it if it's your last one. Although personally I'm forgoing Veteran Gear and Seriously 2.0, since I got the game a good while after Gears of War 3 came out, so I wanna focus on that, rather than spend a couple months getting level 100 on Gears 2, and I don't feel like focusing on boosting my nearly 90k more kills in campaign.

Comment #26 by PsychicPsycho 0
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 @ 05:09:44 AM

I'm actually going through and playing these rounds. In terms of time, it can be faster then letting it go minute by minute, if you go 1-on-1. I set it to warzone, 15 rounds, 1 min time limit, 5 sec bleedout, 1 bot. Usually the enemy will walk right out in the open trying to get a weapon and you can mow them down. On security, I had times were the round took only 10 seconds, when the enemy came out for the pistol. Although sometimes they do wonder, but you can usually find them, and if not, the max time is a minute anyway.

Comment #27 by GebornZuSterben
Saturday, January 17, 2015 @ 07:20:35 AM

Haha, set it and forget it method is awesome! I was out shoppig and went out to dinner came back home to almost 100 matches completed and 3 achievements.

Comment #28 by UrineBubbles
Monday, August 10, 2015 @ 07:25:35 AM


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US November 07, 2008
Europe November 07, 2008

Backward compatible on Xbox One: Yes
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