Gears of War 3

Gears of War 3 Achievements


Recover all 42 Campaign Collectibles (any difficulty, Standard or Arcade).   

See "Remember the Fallen" for more information.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by DaBomb93b
Sunday, August 14, 2011 @ 04:29:00 PM

collectibles and COG tags wtf

Comment #2 by EIRE Phatman
Thursday, August 18, 2011 @ 06:14:29 AM

Not this Bullshit again, didnt bother in gears 2 now they have both. Bullshit

Comment #3 by ii Evo v
Thursday, August 18, 2011 @ 09:35:07 AM

45G in total for all collectibles, too much to pass up.

Comment #4 by ChrisDrummer
Friday, August 19, 2011 @ 02:07:07 PM

Bullshit again? Er Mr Ignorant, the collectables are quite an interesting read into the universe. The books usually tie in with them and vice versa

Comment #5 by stimp313
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 07:52:16 AM

Sounds great, I'm a collectable whore. Adds a lil something to the campaign
for me, and 45G ... Can't let that slide.

Comment #6 by blackfox107
Thursday, September 15, 2011 @ 03:34:46 PM

I find the collectibles to be interesting and tells at times interesting and hilarious moments.

Comment #7 by LambentBerserker
Thursday, September 15, 2011 @ 06:03:12 PM

i got all in gears 2 because of youtube videos where those guys show u every
one hoping someone put up another video

Comment #8 by XCVii 007
Saturday, September 17, 2011 @ 01:59:12 AM

There is a complete video guide here:

Check the description for a specific collectible.

Comment #9 by 360GameTV
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 @ 05:44:13 AM

Here is my Videoguide with all Collectibles

Comment #10 by a dying animal
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 @ 10:43:26 AM

The collectables seem a lot more ineresting this time around. I'm actually taking the time to read them.

Comment #11 by pritchie
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 @ 07:44:07 PM

Love these ones =)
As above have posted, they're interesting.

Comment #12 by sh3p3000
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 @ 12:03:28 PM

found gd giude with pics and basic description of collectables

Comment #13 by Lightweight
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 05:20:53 PM

you get the cog tags and collectibles on the same list at the link Sh3p3000 posted.

Comment #14 by Youtubethebiohazardgames
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 04:41:53 PM

Gears of War 3: Collectibles and COG tags for Act 1

Comment #15 by Hightower 54
Saturday, September 24, 2011 @ 04:06:05 AM

finally just got this one thank god

Comment #16 by MarkoSkater
Saturday, September 24, 2011 @ 08:12:21 AM

if you want to find all the collectibles that badly

TheHolyFragger = Winning

Comment #17 by rogers897
Sunday, September 25, 2011 @ 01:37:07 AM

#12 thanks for the link got all of them :)

Comment #18 by TGC AIVIBUSH
Sunday, September 25, 2011 @ 06:52:31 AM

if anyone wants help getting collectables i can help you :D


Comment #19 by Youtubethebiohazardgames
Sunday, September 25, 2011 @ 11:05:48 AM

Gears of War 3: Collectibles and COG tags for Act 2

Comment #20 by Skifer
Sunday, September 25, 2011 @ 07:23:18 PM

hey, i had some sort of glitch when i got this achievement, so it didnt get uploaded to xbox, and i had to recover my acount (( only way to fix these glitches)) now I cant get the achievement again! any ideas on how to trigger the achievement so i can get it again, since i dont have any more collectibles to pick up?

Comment #21 by Gone4aDuck
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 @ 12:23:53 PM

Think ive had a glitch too! Number 18 on chapter 1 is not where the videos show it to be. It still shows as unlocked on my stats screen too. If you play co-op and a team member picks it up before you, it cant mean you can never get the collectable yourself. Tell me it cant!!!!

Comment #22 by K Dog Batcher
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 @ 09:09:28 PM

Yes, please help..... I have been playing campaign and the Diary in Act 5 is simply not there! It says i haven't picked it up and it doesn't exist, I have reloaded it a few times and to no avail. Any ideas???

Comment #23 by Gone4aDuck
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 12:14:54 PM

@9. Thats a really good guide thanks! Got them all with not to much hastle with that. Just time consuming and boring. But an easy 45g.

Comment #24 by Blood Poison
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 01:45:17 PM

Shut the fuck up K Dog Batcher dumb bitch stop being annoying

Comment #25 by honorguard117
Saturday, October 01, 2011 @ 05:09:41 PM

K DOG BATCHER, I'm having the same problem as you... The diary isn't there for me to pick up and it's the only item that I need to retrieve before completing this achievement... Heck is going on?

Comment #26 by gamer649
Saturday, October 08, 2011 @ 06:16:33 AM

Usually if you've been playing in co-op and somebody else has picked the
collectible up it registers for you aswell.

Comment #27 by KuntryBoySwag
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 @ 11:42:08 AM

I found this website to be the most helpful for Collectibles, and Dog tags. -

Comment #28 by ItsGUnit
Sunday, October 23, 2011 @ 05:41:12 PM

yea this time its not that bad bc it tells you exactly what you missed and which act its in

Comment #29 by jtbrig7390
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 09:43:03 PM

realy simple to get just takes some time also there is youtube videos that will show where each one is.

Comment #30 by The Thring King
Thursday, October 27, 2011 @ 12:50:14 AM

I have gone for this twice now and the counter keeps getting reset near the end of the campain has this happend to anyone else?

Comment #31 by Rich_L
Sunday, October 30, 2011 @ 06:01:34 AM

Act 5:3 - No diary for me either. Not there.

Comment #32 by Rich_L
Sunday, October 30, 2011 @ 06:11:46 AM

EDIT: What a loon, theres two rooms!!

Comment #33 by JdotP93
Wednesday, November 02, 2011 @ 01:44:46 PM

Love these sort of achievements

Comment #34 by Kipper
Monday, November 14, 2011 @ 05:22:14 AM

The only tricky collectible is the one where you have to snipe grubs before they set off the alarm. Had to enlist someone to help with the sniping.

Comment #35 by MeteoricMabus
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 11:37:18 AM

That one was fairly easy. I found on the lsat part, if you waited til one was away from the explosives, you could shoot the guy near the horn, then shoot the explosives and it would kill both pretty easily, even on insane

Comment #36 by davenotrodney
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 @ 03:25:44 AM

Grrr i got up to the start of chapter 6 on the first level and i realised i was 2 collectibles missing, so i checked my stats and two of the ones i got didn't unlock! I thought i would be able to do the chapters again but it looks i have to all the first level again GGGRRR.

Or IF i complete the whole first level will i be able to go back to chapter 4 abd get the ones that didn't lock anyone know??

Comment #37 by Skifer
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 @ 12:29:05 AM

looking for somebody to get all of these with, so that i can get my second to last achievement in the game. i found a glitch when the game was new, where for some reason i got ALL the collectibles, but no i finaly cleared my stats, so now i can get the achievement, but i need all of them. Can somebody help me :)?

Comment #38 by spookyjones
Friday, March 15, 2013 @ 06:41:41 AM

the diary is there after you destroy the dam not before it

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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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