Gears of War

Gears of War Achievements

For the Fallen

Recover all of the COG tags (on any difficulty)   

COG tags are the future's equivalent of dogtags. They are hidden throughout the game and can be picked up in various chapters of every act. You will notice them by their illuminated blue glow. If you have picked up a COG tag in a certain area, and are playing through the game again, you will not be able to pick that COG tag up again. The number of COGs you have picked up can be seen in the pause menu.


  • For a list of all COG tags, click here.
  • If you are playing in Co-op, you will be able to see a COG tag you have already picked up provided your partner has not done so. However, you will not be able to pick it up.
  • The cog tags can be picked up in Co-op. However, only one player can pick up any given tag.
Rate this achievementAverage Rating (Based on 5 votes)
User Comments
Comment #1 by BigDawgRider21
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 03:18:00 AM

Comment #2 by duyzurich
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 02:10:49 AM

Does anyone know of a good site for locating all of these?

Comment #3 by Cicaj
Sunday, January 23, 2011 @ 03:00:02 AM

Visit youtube, then type in Gears of War COG Tags. It'll help a lot. :)

Comment #4 by MIYAGO
Sunday, July 03, 2011 @ 07:19:29 AM

in co-op, when a player picks it up, does it register for the other player as well?

Comment #5 by Ayreswm
Monday, August 15, 2011 @ 03:34:23 AM

just look on youtube and yes it counts for both or well it does in gears 2 so i would assume it would for the first gears also

Comment #6 by innovaguy57
Monday, September 05, 2011 @ 01:06:05 AM

Proud of this one...not super hard but nice to be done with!

Comment #7 by Spug
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 02:03:59 PM

Yeah, it counts for both players.

Comment #8 by yenmiT
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 04:32:20 PM

There's always one pesky tag!

Comment #9 by Trickoon F
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 @ 09:20:29 AM

Looking to do walkthroughs and achievement guides for the first three Gears of War games.

Hit me up and I'll see what I can do for you (first come first serve).

I need help with some achievements, and I'll help with all campaign achievements (except I Can't Quit You Dom). (UK time).

Comment #10 by Durden
Thursday, May 15, 2014 @ 06:53:18 PM

I finally used the guide from this site. Can't believe the one I missed was #3 on the first level... I must have passed it 15 times while going for the Clusterluck Achievement. Good grief.

Comment #11 by Micky1991
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 @ 05:32:48 PM

Need this and all cogs need a coop partner add me GT SLAY3R2014

Comment #12 by Micky1991
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 @ 06:31:43 PM

Need to Do All Campaign achieves + cog tags need Sumone to help me with this add me GT : SLAY3R2014

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Game Info
Epic Games


US November 07, 2006
Europe November 17, 2006
Japan January 18, 2007

Resolution: 720p
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Players: 1-2
Online Players : 8
ESRB: Mature
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