Gears of War 3

Gears of War 3 Achievements

Respect for the Dead

Your respect for the dead earned you access to Griffin's special weapons stash.  

During Act 4, Chapter 1 you will need to avoid shooting or touching any of the ash people. If the AI or an enemy shoots/runs into one, it will NOT void the achievement. Just be sure you do not personally hit one. Best to do this solo. Once you reach the hideout, make sure you watch for a caged room on your way to Griffin's office. Approach the cage so that the person inside opens it for you. The achievement will unlock once you enter it. Follow the video below.

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Comment #1 by Ludlium
Monday, September 19, 2011 @ 02:34:00 AM

Why do I have no clue what I've got to do for this one? Anyone?

Comment #2 by Sn1p1ng Joddo
Monday, September 19, 2011 @ 03:37:04 AM

in act 4 chapter 1 when you get to the city full of dead people which are standing
in the streers, dont demolish them. You will then get acces to Griffin's special
weapon stash and unlock this achievement!

Comment #3 by Darkforce412
Monday, September 19, 2011 @ 08:27:06 PM

now they put the instructions when the game is about to come out in 3 hours?

Comment #4 by O4OUR
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 @ 02:03:21 PM

Basicly exactly what #2 said, but this only means "You" .. the NPCs and other things CAN.. aslong as you or your bullets don't. Just got it right after you get let in to see griffin. There is a lady in a shop who is inside, behind bars .. she says "I guess all you COGs aint bad afterall" or w/e .. and opens the bars - unlocking the achievement.

Comment #5 by picnic29
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 @ 06:25:07 PM

I am loving this game online!!! :)

Comment #6 by CutterSchrute
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 @ 07:58:39 PM

To get this in ACT IV The very begining called "ashes to ashes" don't touch the ash people! if you don't touch your shoot any of them when you get to the top of Griffin tower they say something and open up a storage room and you'll get the achivement.

Comment #7 by sixerstyle
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 @ 11:58:25 AM

so does this happen right when you get let in to talk to Griffin for the first time? Ive played thru the chapter twice being careful not to touch any ash people, and I still didn't get the achievement

Comment #8 by Gone4aDuck
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 @ 12:08:52 PM

Same here. Didnt touch or shoot a thing. Theres no way to avoid that "ash man" guy from destroying them, but i know i didnt. And got nothing! Glitch? Or am i missing a trick?

Comment #9 by Wub707
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 @ 12:45:25 PM

this game owns everything and anything out to this date up until GOW 4 >:)

Comment #10 by iRobbyyy_x
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 @ 01:30:28 PM

Pretty sure Gears3 is the final chapter of the Gears of War Saga bud

Comment #11 by Dinin
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 @ 03:21:59 PM

^ They said that about Halo 3, then along comes ODST, Reach and now Halo 4 lol

Comment #12 by Shadow XBL
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 @ 03:47:25 PM

Reach is a prequel, and ODST is a side story. Halo 4-6 are a different saga.

Comment #13 by xTheGunslingerx
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 @ 04:28:53 PM

#11, They said it was the last of the Halo Trilogy and this story arc, following Master Chief. GOW3 is now the close of another trilogy, but yes, spin-offs and new saga's are likely.
Easy Achievement to get too, and for a secret one, I think they really gave away most of it with the title being visible.

Comment #14 by sixfortyone
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 @ 04:45:53 PM

Epic has said that Gears of War 3 is only the conclusion of Delta Squad's story. It's highly likely that there will more games in the Gears universe, though not following Marcus and company's story arc.

Comment #15 by scrummers
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 @ 05:03:34 PM

#13 From what I heard halo 4 will mark the return of Master Cheif.

Comment #16 by FightClubSoap
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 @ 11:07:01 PM

If Number 4 does not follow the master chief, then why does the trailer feature him in it the whole time?

Comment #17 by J Lo
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 @ 11:31:54 PM

Lol @ how off topic the comments went. All because someone wanted to be right over someone on the Internet.

Comment #18 by ICGMU12321
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 02:44:18 AM

Haha I walked through every single one of them.

Comment #19 by Peace1337
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 05:26:08 AM

@#10 Gears of War 3 is the last of the trilogy but not of the franchise dude

Comment #20 by EarnedRookie
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 06:34:15 AM

What the fuck. i done this on Insane, and didnt get the acheivment : fml

Comment #21 by stimp313
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 07:52:51 AM

@#18 ... HaHa me to man, I knocked down every one of them dusty bastards.
Looks like i'll be getting this on my second play through.

Comment #22 by SanduskySerpents
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 03:10:48 PM

Can't figure this one out. Put it on causal my 3rd time around...never even fired a round or tossed a frag....made sure not to touch any of the ash people....still no unlock.....

Comment #23 by Dead End Kyo
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 04:52:57 PM

I got it today on my second try, so just go through it as usual avoiding all the dead bodies.
Once you head up to where the stranded are after killing off the lambent horde & pass the first door just before seeing Griffin, there is another door to the right that looks like an armoury, you just walk up to it & if you've done it right then the woman will open the door for you.

Comment #24 by Geist Predator
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 05:34:28 PM

Don't see how ppl r having problems, it's quite easy.

Comment #25 by Eric508
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 05:57:06 PM

i had some trouble getting this have to approach the door on the left just before you go to the room that griffin is in.

Comment #26 by Radon11209
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 06:33:42 PM

Watch this!

Comment #27 by BraveSamurai15
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 06:38:17 PM

Didn't the guys from epic go on record saying they despise secret cheevo's??

Comment #28 by Jeduah
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 07:51:28 PM

Why do I have the feeling that I'm going to end up shooting a bunch of them by accident and restarting the chapter over and over :/

Comment #29 by vietxx
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 09:15:43 PM Here you go! :)

Comment #30 by rogers897
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 09:42:26 PM

this is pissing me off fourth time still does not work

Comment #31 by InsideTheStorm
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 12:29:58 AM

Ha Ha... I dont have to worry about this one for 6 more months...or until the gamestop price of this is under $60. Being poor sucks

Comment #32 by Squeak006
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 02:07:49 AM

I must have either accidentally hit one of the polyps or whatever with a stray bullet from my single shot rifle or I accidentally stepped on one of them cause I didn't get it =

Comment #33 by odysseus123
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 04:49:10 AM

If you watched the video that was linked above it was unclear where exactly you
went to unlock the achievement.

What you have to do is once you are let inside Griffin's floor
(When the Ash Man talking to the guard says you need to speak with Griffin)
you walk past the furniture like normal, but if you look towards your right
there will be a storage room that has bars. You have to wait until the woman
behind the counter says that "maybe cogs aren't so bad after all" in order for
it to unlock.

hope that helps.

Comment #34 by Gone4aDuck
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 09:28:36 AM

@33. It sure did! I was all set to sware that i couldn't get it the door again when she walked off and it opened!! Went inside and "pop".

Comment #35 by Blood Poison
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 02:04:10 PM

Got this one on my first try on Co-op :D What an easy achievement!

Comment #36 by O4OUR
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 04:36:54 PM

and after all that, everyone shoulda stopped typing, and read post number 4, woulda saved a whole lot of crap.

Comment #37 by DEADHEAD60K
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 06:43:03 PM

i played through seveveral times being careful not shooting my gun once and still didn't get it. then after i got through the guard door and to the right there is a jail cell loking room, you stand in front of it and the achievement unlocks.

Comment #38 by Hightower 54
Saturday, September 24, 2011 @ 04:08:05 AM

got it!!!! lol cool one to try for

Comment #39 by Xv PR3D4TORZ vX
Saturday, September 24, 2011 @ 02:29:18 PM

#36 agreed.

Comment #40 by rogers897
Saturday, September 24, 2011 @ 02:57:05 PM

i have tryed this what people have said to many times and it does not work can someone help me please message me GT: Professor Bush thank you

Comment #41 by Stubbeez
Saturday, September 24, 2011 @ 04:08:46 PM

The weird thing is I got this cheev when I loaded the game for the very first time. I didnt actually even play anything. As soon as it started reading game saves, it gave me all kinds of extra swag (Beta save too). I figured maybe it was because of that.

Comment #42 by volder6
Saturday, September 24, 2011 @ 05:58:48 PM

Got this accidently lol.

Comment #43 by FarkDaNRC
Saturday, September 24, 2011 @ 10:47:19 PM

this seems easy enough....will try again later.

Comment #44 by PURCHON WARRIOR
Sunday, September 25, 2011 @ 03:30:26 PM

pointless achievement lol but never the less easy enough

Comment #45 by Eriatha
Sunday, September 25, 2011 @ 06:23:29 PM

Confirmed #2.

Comment #46 by evildeceptacon
Sunday, September 25, 2011 @ 09:39:54 PM


Comment #47 by MattCannell91
Monday, September 26, 2011 @ 02:43:01 AM

Also, if you bash a polyp (exploding spidercrab) the explosion they make can lead to the distruction of an ash person; failing the achievement

Comment #48 by ACE 2PO1NTOH
Monday, September 26, 2011 @ 05:23:47 AM

i kept shooting the ash ppl by accident :/ any tips?

Comment #49 by Blood Poison
Monday, September 26, 2011 @ 01:34:07 PM


Comment #50 by Blood Poison
Monday, September 26, 2011 @ 01:35:08 PM


Comment #51 by FUBAR Noob
Monday, September 26, 2011 @ 02:13:53 PM

To get the achievement do not touch any of the dusty's during 4-1 once you get to the point where you see the first cable car let the npc get you inside the building. Once inside walk toward where griffin is at the end of the hallway. About half way there you will see what looks like a vault door on the left, look right you will notice a cage door with a vendor behind it. Approach the cage door let her speak and if done right the door will open to the cage( also referred to as griffin secret weapons stash) and the achievement will then update.

Comment #52 by Will63081
Monday, September 26, 2011 @ 06:45:12 PM

Exactly what #51 said just make sure you visit the vault before talking to Griffin. Oh and the next Gears game will be a prequel based on the Pendulum Wars (yup I am starting rumors lol but come on who doesn't want to play through the Pendulum Wars up to E-Day and when Marcus was thrown in jail.)

Comment #53 by Blood Poison
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 @ 04:18:12 PM

i touched them and pop lol

Comment #54 by Rafiking007
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 @ 11:31:49 AM

#49, hahaha nice bro.

Comment #55 by jamez h
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 @ 12:54:18 PM

wooooo got it on first try

Comment #56 by PennStater
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 @ 11:16:35 PM

I got it on my first try as well. I didn't even know about the achievement but I made made sure to avoid the ash bodies anyway. The achievement unlocked as soon as I got to the gated area.

Comment #57 by CDNGamma
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 01:41:55 PM

i justavoided ALL of them, but the guide i have says to avoid the ones with flowers at the base of them. I noticed the flowers on second play through.

Comment #58 by Blood Poison
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 01:49:15 PM

hit them with ur peee

Comment #59 by horrormoose
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 05:56:51 PM

@57 Never noticed that.
I just unlocked this cheevo. Avoid all of them, watch your fire, and when you get up ti Griffin's office right before it is a barred room that has a few Boomshots, Bows, and Incendiary Grenades. Step up to the gate and the girl says "Well I guess all you COG ain't that bad", so some shit like that.
As soon as her sentence finishes the achievement unlocks and the gate opens. Simple.

Comment #60 by Pablo Coss
Friday, September 30, 2011 @ 01:21:02 PM

Could this be achieved in insane difficulty?

Comment #61 by Metallichepe
Friday, September 30, 2011 @ 01:46:11 PM

at #60 yeah

Comment #62 by Blood Poison
Saturday, October 01, 2011 @ 06:37:18 PM


Comment #63 by CynicalEngineer
Monday, October 03, 2011 @ 04:32:43 PM

Can this be done in Arcade mode?

Comment #64 by UTKilla
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 10:00:41 AM

This can be done on Arcade Mode. I tried this Achievement and failed 3 times.
The reason why I think I messed up on it is because I kept on going to
Griffin right away. Right before you get to Griffin's office there is a room
on the RIGHT that is enclosed by bars. If you walk right up to the bars
there is a woman in there that says "guess you COG aren't that bad" if you
got the achievement. If you didn't she says something like "damn COG".

Comment #65 by ramfan81
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 12:36:41 PM

#64 thats exactly what my problem was the first 3 times i tried it also

Comment #66 by noahd2
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 01:11:43 PM

i didnt touch any and sshe said damn COG (does team count???)

Comment #67 by TheGreyMan
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 02:05:16 AM

@47 thanks for the tip and @57 I didn't know that. Wish I'd read this thread before now!

First playthrough I know I failed this because I accidentally knocked into one Ashy when I took cover behind a stone block. Easily done in a fight. Second time I was sure I'd had a clear run, but when the fighting was intense maybe I triggered a polyp blast which destroyed one? I suspect though that it was because I just didn't know to walk up to the bars… Doh! Have to try again, and all for 5GS :-)

Comment #68 by BatThanatos
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 11:12:55 PM

Just don't destroy the ash people

Comment #69 by yeahbutwut
Friday, October 07, 2011 @ 02:07:07 PM

got it on my first try, wish it was worth more points though

Comment #70 by Incidichris
Sunday, October 09, 2011 @ 03:38:45 AM

What if you do blast some polyps and they blow the ash people up? Or is it that direct hits from your gun or if you bump into them?

Comment #71 by bag
Sunday, October 09, 2011 @ 05:38:01 PM

i agree #36 & #49
and i did the same thing as #18, #21
and fuck you #42

Comment #72 by parkwah
Monday, October 10, 2011 @ 08:45:58 AM

Even if you're careful and leave all the ash people alone, you have to actually walk up to the store on your right when you enter Griffin's base (it's behind bars). Then the chick will say something about not all COG being bad, and you'll enter and get the achievement. The first time I tried it I just followed the guy to Griffin and didn't get it, even though I know I didn't touch any ash people.

Comment #73 by MrHarribo96
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 @ 10:07:52 AM

WOOOOOOOOO for cluckshot easter egg (u have to do this for it) WOOOOOO

Comment #74 by Grim Jim
Thursday, October 13, 2011 @ 08:37:22 AM

the second i shot my fist dead guy, i knew not not doing so would be an

Comment #75 by THE 1 2 P
Friday, October 14, 2011 @ 11:59:44 PM

This oen was pretty simple.

Comment #76 by Badseed
Sunday, October 16, 2011 @ 03:44:45 PM

Its easier on CO-OP, that way ur not shooting as many bullets.

Comment #77 by KyoKat
Sunday, October 16, 2011 @ 09:06:15 PM

i really dont see why in the beginning of this topic it turned all to halo
i mean, come on now, this is gears of war, if they make more, they make more
i know a lot of people would get real upset about that
but theres really no much we can do about it

Now, with what useful information i did get from this topic
im going to go get me respect for the dead
thanks to everyone who posted helpful info

Comment #78 by cyb182
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 @ 09:54:53 PM

I have tried to get multiple times. SOOOOOOOOOO hard to get! I have even tried not shooting my gun at all and still nothing. Maybe I'll try with friends to see if it makes a difference

Comment #79 by MrSnow
Friday, October 21, 2011 @ 08:04:25 PM

thanx #23 ima try wat u said cause i been doing this over and over and i knu i didnt hit any and i thought maybe the explosions made from the lambent that -i killed- and was bursting the dust ppl would count against me but i didnt know u had to talk to the lady if it doesnt work after i try this then i just dont know wat to do bout it, also i just played it on reg. does the diff u play it on matter?

Comment #80 by Tatters1995
Saturday, October 22, 2011 @ 03:50:12 AM

V.easy to get, as long as your careful!

Comment #81 by Ace of Knaves
Saturday, October 22, 2011 @ 09:01:07 PM

too bad there is only one secret achievement

Comment #82 by Wondernuts
Thursday, October 27, 2011 @ 01:55:47 PM

It's unbelievable to me that no one else noticed (or maybe just didn't comment on) the chicken with the pirate hat on inside the weaps locker. You hit X and it explodes into confetti. I did it on Insane, in case that makes a difference. Hilarious.

Comment #83 by Contender19
Saturday, November 19, 2011 @ 12:02:40 AM

right after i got it i started destroying the people that were ashes

Comment #84 by Gamerscore Gods
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 02:08:19 AM


Comment #85 by MeteoricMabus
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 11:39:03 AM

I felt pretty dumb when I realized what this achievement was, I destroyed every single one the first time

Comment #86 by JOHNTWOK
Sunday, January 01, 2012 @ 04:34:18 PM

this is one of the most respectable achievements to show who actually shows appreciation to our soldiers and the countless number of people who die, this achievement also reflects the teddy bears in modern warfare 1,2and3 as one of the developers had a daughter that died of cancer with a teddy in her arms.

Comment #87 by c4s70r
Sunday, January 01, 2012 @ 04:41:52 PM

This is a great achievement. Love this game!

Comment #88 by HVAC Techie
Thursday, January 05, 2012 @ 12:08:34 AM

Never fired a single shot and always watched my step, and still missed the achievement. Hm, I'll have to try again later. Not sure what I did wrong, I was trying to be as careful as possible...

Comment #89 by Gaubster
Saturday, February 25, 2012 @ 02:59:33 PM

just got it, if you walk slow on easy its a peace off cake

Comment #90 by mastergamer43
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 @ 08:20:39 PM

just don't shoot or destroye any of the ash people in that one level.

Comment #91 by Ricky James
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 12:33:07 PM

did this without even meaning to lol :p

Comment #92 by Blade15307
Sunday, March 11, 2012 @ 01:26:18 AM

The only thing that actually confused me about this achievement was the difficulty settings. =w= But its really an easy achievement. Just don't "accidently" run into the statues, lol.

Comment #93 by Reeves iXi
Monday, May 21, 2012 @ 03:14:49 PM

Pretty self explanatory

Comment #94 by Raffa
Friday, July 20, 2012 @ 11:49:29 AM


Comment #95 by rafa1000house
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 07:01:12 PM

isn't there a achievement for destroying ash people? hahaha i killed a lot of them just after you can shoot them, and i destroyed more searching for that guy and only now i see what this secret achievement is...

Comment #96 by BruNasty
Friday, August 03, 2012 @ 01:54:38 PM

This seems like a hard one ....

Comment #97 by Roadvirus
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 09:13:15 PM

I noticed they can look like part of the landscape and i almost hit several because of it. It's easy to determine where an Ash Person is by using the Tac/Com button. Holding down the Tac/Com button while walking, you can see where an Ash Person is because they are outlined with a White line just like your teammates.

Comment #98 by XxVigilantBoyxX
Friday, December 07, 2012 @ 10:08:40 AM

Woah :D

Comment #99 by dj prod1gy x
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 03:07:54 AM


Comment #100 by shazza124
Tuesday, January 01, 2013 @ 07:52:53 PM

comment 100!!. lol, but it is an easy achievement but a missable one if you don't do it in Act 4 Chapter 1

Comment #101 by big
Saturday, June 15, 2013 @ 04:20:01 AM


Comment #102 by Jack Famine
Thursday, September 19, 2013 @ 09:30:03 PM

darn it, I managed to avoid the ash people, being super careful and all... and then I just walked by the caged door, whistling and feeling relieved *facepalm* | now I have to replay the mission (was easy enough though)

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Game Info
Epic Games


US September 20, 2011
Europe September 20, 2011
Japan September 22, 2011

Backward compatible on Xbox One: Yes
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