Gears of War 3

Gears of War 3 Achievements

Remember the Fallen

Recover all 15 COG Tags during the Campaign (any difficulty, Standard or Arcade).   

Collectibles save instantly, so if you play casually and need to go back for anything, just load up the appropriate chapter, grab the collectible and you can immediately exit and load then next chapter you need.

Act I

Prologue - Troubled Past

COG 1/15: As soon as you have control of Marcus, exit the room and look to the right at the closed door. Face it and press to kick it down. The COG is on the floor.

Chapter 1 - Anchored

COG 2/15: After the helicopter cutscene and once you've cleared the deck for the second time and before you head up to the upper decks, keep to the left side of the boat. You'll spot a container with the Omen logo on it. Head past and behind this, and then turn around and look up onto the walkway above. You'll see a dead body hanging off the edge and the Tags. Shoot the body once, to make the Tags drop down.

Chapter 3 - Homecoming

COG 3/15: Once you're in control of the Loader, kick down the first obstacle. Now exit the Loader and head past the Food Supplies and into a open room in the right corner. The Tags are on the desk up ahead.

Chapter 4 - Helping Hand

COG 4/15: Once you have your ammo and the guy opens the new gate for you, turn left and stick to the brick wall. Just down off the side near the waters edge and next to a dead body, you'll find the Tags.

Chapter 6 - Hanging by a Thread

COG 5/15: A little on from the Bayonet, you'll encounter some more Locust. Deal with them, then look for the white van to the left. Next to this, you'll see a laddar heading down beside the bridge. Head down it and follow the walkway to the first centre section. The Tags are on the other side of the small barricade.

Act II

Chapter 1 - Shipwreck

COG 6/15: In the area you rescue your team, look for the container with the Omen icon on it (It's near the waters edge). Look behind this and the Tags are on the floor.

Chapter 3 - Forced Entry

COG 7/15: To obtain these Tags you'll have to kill the 5 lookout Locust without them sounding off any alert horns. If done without any alerts, a side entrance will open. Once you've entered the new route, just follow the path and the Tags are on the level below next to some ammo.

Chapter 5 - Hijack

COG 8/15: From the same gate look across to the stairs the other side. When on the 2nd floor, enter the building right in front of you. The Tags are down to your left.


Chapter 2 - Rescue

COG 9/15: During the Lambant Berzerker fight within the fort, look for the big lit up metal door to the right of the wall the Berzerker jumped over. Just to left of this are the Tags.

Chapter 4 - Ghost Town

COG 10/15: After the Note and in the next courtyard, look for a little stall inside the blocked off Deli building that says 'Fresh Meat'. Head into the side room on the right (or you can jump over the counter) and then head through the door in the corner and into the back room to find the Tags.

Act IV

Chapter 1 - Ashes to Ashes

COG 11/15: Just after the guy pushes the container full of Lambent Pollops at you, head up the slope and head for the crumbled building on the far left. Inside opposite the barrel are the Tags.

Chapter 5 - Bon Voyage

COG 12/15: When given the choice, take the 'Dockyard (search for fuel)' path. During the first fight in this area, you'll be alongside a docked ship. Head up the stairs to your right then over the ship and then when you're off the ship, do a u-turn on yourself to the right. Head up to the containers and the Tags are on the floor.

Act V

Chapter 2 - Blackout

COG 13/15: Before you take the lifts up to the new area, push the button between the 2 crates to open the garage and grab the Silverback. Once you're on the new floor head into the room marked 'Storage 3' on your left. Kick down the door in the corner and the Tags will be there on the right.

Chapter 3 - Shattered Paradise

COG 14/15: After the previous collectable you'll come to a hall where you'll be ambushed by some Locust. At the other end of this hall, next to a dead body and a planter, you'll find the Tags.

Chapter 5 - Ascension

COG 15/15: Once you've dealt with the Queen and entered darkish room. Look in the back right corner. On the wall should be an Omen sign and next to that some crates. Smash the crates to reveal the Tags.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by Mr Matty
Monday, July 25, 2011 @ 01:05:34 PM

Why is this worded as in the way you have to get them all in a single play.
As in no going back

Comment #2 by joepenn18
Monday, July 25, 2011 @ 09:30:20 PM

it's not.

Comment #3 by lornesbored
Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 04:59:36 PM

it's worded wierdly but I'm pretty faking sure they won't screw the pooch on this one because they haven't in the past.

Comment #4 by ii Evo v
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 @ 04:43:15 PM

it's not.

Comment #5 by stimp313
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 07:59:10 AM

like Gears 2 I imagine you will have a war journal with a check list of which
COG Tags and collectables you have and which ones you need. Makes it easy to
Pick up those you missed on the first play through.

Comment #6 by SpecOpsHD
Sunday, September 11, 2011 @ 09:26:45 PM

Whoa, collectible AND COG tags?! It's gonna be SWEET!!!

Comment #7 by I3loodCrew
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 @ 07:44:47 AM

how is it it's worded wierdly.its pretty clear what you have to do

Comment #8 by XCVii 007
Saturday, September 17, 2011 @ 02:01:11 AM

There is a complete video guide of all the COG tags here:

Check the description for a specific collectible.

Comment #9 by DENAz666
Sunday, September 18, 2011 @ 11:30:32 PM

Yeah, the wording is as straight forward as can be lol

Comment #10 by 360GameTV
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 @ 05:30:30 AM

Here is my Videoguide with all Collectibles

Comment #11 by Fenix66D
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 07:40:05 AM

Just keep in mind that 1 of the GOW tags can easily be missed if you don't perform one part of a mission by being "stealthy". I didn't have the right weapon, alerted the guards and the door to the GOW tag was than locked. There is no other way to get into the area with the tag.

Comment #12 by chansharp
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 02:25:41 PM

soo i got them all.. but only 14 counted? is there like a checklist or journal that shows you what you got and didn't get

Comment #13 by a dying animal
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 05:06:40 AM

@12-Yes there is. When in the menu section press LB and go along the collectable section and you can find which cog tag you're missing.
I managed to find 11 myself and now i'm going to have to use youtube.

Comment #14 by Youtubethebiohazardgames
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 04:51:01 PM

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

Comment #15 by XxTwiZtedIonzxX
Saturday, September 24, 2011 @ 02:43:38 AM

Well...this one is glitched for me. the 5th cog tag i've all ready picked it up on my first playthrough and it show the progression bar or the picture and and i've went back multiple but it doesn't appear.I Also tryed splitscreenig it to see if it appears for the 2nd profile but it still wont show up If anybody has this problem or might have any Idea PLEASE get back to ASAP thanks.

Comment #16 by XxTwiZtedIonzxX
Saturday, September 24, 2011 @ 02:44:53 AM

*and it doesnt show the progression bar

Comment #17 by Youtubethebiohazardgames
Sunday, September 25, 2011 @ 11:09:46 AM

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

Comment #18 by Blood Poison
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 01:43:39 PM

easy as pie

Comment #19 by SmokyBacon
Saturday, October 01, 2011 @ 09:06:17 AM

XxTwiZtedIonzxX I'm having the same problem with Cog tag #5! I remember picking it up the cog tag on my first playthrough and now it is'nt on my awards and stats page I do have the progression bar however. I've tried doing the split screen trick and doing it with a friend who hasnt found the tag before and i still didnt get the achievment. Funny thing is this happened to me on Gears 1 as well haha good job EPIC!!!!

Comment #20 by ObscureFormula
Monday, October 10, 2011 @ 02:51:00 PM

cool vid...thanks a bunch

Comment #21 by THE 1 2 P
Saturday, October 15, 2011 @ 12:05:42 AM

I just need the stealth one and I'm done.

Comment #22 by Truesecurity
Saturday, October 29, 2011 @ 11:10:38 AM

Any tips on how to get all the snipers on cog # 7 this is a pain for me...everything else is easy... thanks.

Comment #23 by JdotP93
Wednesday, November 02, 2011 @ 01:51:36 PM

Ahhhhh this brings back memories

Comment #24 by Savage13
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 @ 05:41:42 PM

The tag referred to by #11 is a pain! Can't reload the one shot or sniper rifle fast enough to get both locust guys on the second wall and they blow the horn, locking the door you must go through. Maybe on casual it's easy?

Comment #25 by MirkoEtDaimon
Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 11:57:03 AM

That guide is simply great.

Comment #26 by aim of kronic
Thursday, July 26, 2012 @ 01:13:56 AM

so theres the 15 cog tags.. what about the other collectibles..

Comment #27 by DeviImite
Friday, December 28, 2012 @ 10:29:39 PM

Add: Devilmitte
I need the collectibles too

Comment #28 by d3m0man360
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 @ 01:21:30 AM

I recommend you use youtube for all the collectible locations

Comment #29 by kabukininja
Wednesday, September 04, 2013 @ 05:09:44 PM

Cog tag #8 is on Act II Airborne, not Hijack as listed above.

Comment #30 by SpartanDavid199
Thursday, January 09, 2014 @ 11:52:43 PM

I'd like help finding these, could do it by myself. But i also want partners for an 'Insane' run thur with four people. Add me if your interseted.
Please add me


willing to help with other achevements and other games!

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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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