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John Woo Presents Stranglehold

John Woo Presents Stranglehold Achievement Guide
Guide By: Khaos & drno
There are 55 achievements with a total of 1250 points.


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Overview:
- Estimated achievement difficulty: 3/10
- Offline: 32 [785]
- Online: 23 [465]
- Approximate amount of time to 1250: 30-40 Hours
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 2 or 3, depending on cranes and style points
- Number of missable achievements: “I Don’t Know How To Play Those”, “Paleontologist” and “Stay Dry
- Glitched achievements: None!
- Do cheat codes disable achievements? No Cheats

Introduction:
Stranglehold is a rather enjoyable game to those that like third person shooters, with a few suspect abilities similar to those in The Matrix. As far as achievements are concerned, you’ll receive a large amount for simply progressing through the game, a larger amount for completing the 4 different difficulties and the rest are wrapped up by collectibles, style points, doing certain things on certain levels and the dreaded multiplayer achievements.

Step 1: Casual difficulty
Whilst on the Casual playthrough you should attempt “Ruthless”, “Chow Would Be Proud”, “I Don’t Know How To Play Those”, “Paleontologist” and “Stay Dry.” See the achievement guide for suitable information. It may seem obvious but always keep an eye out for Origami Cranes as one more picked up is one less to find later on, whilst on a harder difficulty.

Step 2: Hard Boiled Difficulty
This is unlocked by completing the first playthrough. Although the difficulty has greatly increased, this method saves a lot of time. Similar to last time, complete the campaign on Hard Boiled and try to pick up as many Origami Cranes as possible. Take your time, progress through the levels slowly and dispatch all enemies before moving on. There’s nothing more annoying than thinking you’ve killed everyone just to be shot in the back.

Step 3: Mop Up Single Player
By this point you should have all of the difficulty achievements, the three level specific achievements and hopefully some of the “Kill x enemies with certain move/certain item” achievements. If you haven’t, start up a new campaign and use the method the achievement guide calls for until you have it, all the while collecting more cranes. As well as this, get the remaining amount of style points required (7,650), which by this time shouldn’t be more than 2,000 at most.

After you have the 7,650 style points, go to the Unlock Shop once you’ve got and buy everything in the shop, this will net you your last two single player achievements.

Step 4: Online
The multiplayer achievements aren’t particularly taxing, even though the community is dead online, if you wait a couple of minutes someone will join your game, meaning these can be done legit. First of all do the 7 map achievements, setting the time limit to 1 minute each, you should knock these out quickly. After this you should concentrate on both the Tequila Bombs and Tequila Time multiplayer achievements, preferably as John Woo, killing three birds with one stone. After this, start the long slog to 307 kills whilst at some point going into a ranked match to get “Killing Spree.”

Step 6: DLC
Finally the DLC achievements, all are rather easy with very few problems. If you require someone to help, post HERE.

Conclusion:
At this point you should have the maximum points, but if this isn’t the case then refer to the achievement guide for guidance, or repeat the relevant steps above. All in all, a relatively simple 1250 and a rather enjoyable one at that.
 

[x360a would like to thank Br0kenAssass1n for this Road Map]

 



Hong Kong Marketplace Completed10
Complete the Hong Kong Marketplace level on any Difficulty setting 
Received after completion of level
Tai O Completed10
Complete the Tai O level on any Difficulty setting 
Received after completion of level
The Mega Restaurant Completed15
Complete The Mega Restaurant level on any Difficulty setting 
Received after completion of level
Zakarov's Penthouse Completed15
Complete the Zakarov's Penthouse level on any Difficulty setting 
Received after completion of level
Chicago History Museum Completed20
Complete the Chicago History Museum level on any Difficulty setting 
Received after completion of level
Slums of Kowloon Completed20
Complete the Slums of Kowloon level on any Difficulty setting 
Received after completion of level
Wong's Estate Completed25
Complete the Wong's Estate level on any Difficulty setting 
Received after completion of level
Game Completed - Casual40
Complete the entire game on the Casual Difficulty setting 
These achievements are just like the last set, play through the game, and they'll unlock. The difficulties are also stackable. For example, if you play through on Hard, you'll get the achievements for Normal and Casual
Game Completed - Normal50
Complete the entire game on the Normal Difficulty setting 
These achievements are just like the last set, play through the game, and they'll unlock. The difficulties are also stackable. For example, if you play through on Hard, you'll get the achievements for Normal and Casual
Game Completed - Hard60
Complete the entire game on the Hard Difficulty setting 
These achievements are just like the last set, play through the game, and they'll unlock. The difficulties are also stackable. For example, if you play through on Hard, you'll get the achievements for Normal and Casual
Game Completed - Hard Boiled70
Complete the entire game on the Hard Boiled Difficulty setting (13) 
These achievements are just like the last set, play through the game, and they'll unlock. The difficulties are also stackable. For example, if you play through on Hard, you'll get the achievements for Normal and Casual
I Don't Know How to Play Those20
In The Mega Restaurant level, complete the Casino or the Restaurant without using the Guitar Cases 
In the mega restaurant level, on either of the first two floors, just hide the cases in a corner where you won't accidentally go near them, and just complete the floor. Personally, I believe the restaurant (1st floor) to be the easier of the two. As soon as you complete the floor, the achievement will automatically unlock. Also, on both of these levels, the "Death by Swing" achievement can also be unlocked, so if you wish, you can get them at the same time. Staying on the chandelier is also an easy way to make sure you don't go near the cases.
Paleontologist10
In the Chicago History Museum level, completely destroy the Brachiosaurus or the T-Rex 
Completely destroy either the Brachiosaurus (long necked guy) or the T-Rex while in the Chicago History Museum
Stay Dry10
In the Slums of Kowloon level, stay along the top pathway in the crumbling sewer area 
In the Slums of Kowloon level, stay along the top pathway. See Post #10 for some advice from Murbay
Master of Precision Aim25
Kill 50 enemies with the Precision Aim special move 
kill 50 enemies using precision aim
Master of Barrage25
Kill 100 enemies with the Barrage special move 
kill 100 enemies using Barrage special move
Master of Spin Attack25
Kill 100 enemies with the Spin Attack Special Move 
kill 100 enemies using Spin Attack special move
Barrage Specialist10
Use the Barrage special move with every weapon 

Check Volucer's post #15 below for the full list of weapons, use barrage at least once with each

 

Also for the "Barrage with every weapon" The weapons you need are
Pistols - Which you can find pretty much anywhere
Golden Pistols - Shouldn't be too hard to find, there's some in the Penthouse level after you fight the helicoptor a second time
Shotgun - Another one that's easy to find
Assault rifle - Ditto
Sub-machinegun - Ditto
Heavy Machine gun - I think you can get these from the penthouse level onwards, but I'm not too sure
Rocket Launcher - There's one at the end of Kowloon, and one in Wong's Estate garden, in the left hut at the top of the stairs. But there's a hidden one earlier in the Mueseum level. When you get to the area which looks different, sorta like a maintenence tunnel, in the second room after the one you enter it, on the left hand corner closest to where you enter the room there's one.

Old School25
On any difficulty setting, complete a level without using any of the Tequila Bomb Special Moves (2) 
Go through an entire level without using any Tequila special moves. This achievement can also be unlocked after a chapter is completed, by going back to the final checkpoint, opening it up, and completing that single part without special moves. It's kind of a glitch, secret, something.
Untouchable10
On any difficulty setting, complete a Standoff by defeating all enemies without taking any damage 
Just win a standoff without taking any damage. The first 2 standoffs are very easy, so within a few tries this one should be easy to unlock
Deadly World25
Kill 50 enemies by using the environment instead of guns 
Just kill 50 enemies using the environment. That is the shiny glistening object you see on your screen, that when shot will drop a sign, explode, fall, etc., killing whatever is under/near it. This should be unlocked just through playing through the game.
Rolling Death25
Kill 50 enemies while riding on a roll cart 
Just kill 50 enemies by laying on a rolling cart and shooting those around you.
Death by Swing25
Kill 50 enemies while hanging from a chandelier 
Kill 50 enemies while hanging from a chandelier, and is probably easiest unlocked while doing the "I don't know how to play those" achievement. This also helps for the "Chow would be Proud" achievement. To hang from a chandelier, just stand on the railing, and shoot at it a few times to get it swinging, then when it gets near you it will turn white and can be grabbed with LT.
The Killer10
Fire 10,000 times 
Another one that will be unlocked just by playing. You just have to shoot 10,000 rounds. Relax, it'll go by a lot quicker than it seems. I unlocked it in the 3rd level. I also unloaded a lot in the 1st level working for the "Ruthless" achievement.
Origami Master35
Collect 250 Origami Cranes 
Just collect 250 origami cranes. Now this is not possible to do in a single run-through, but this achievement also collects over many run throughs. Supposedly it will unlock by the end of your 2nd completion. Also, any cranes collected in multiplayer do NOT count.
Chow Would Be Proud15
Kill 10 enemies with a 5 star kill rating 
Kill 10 enemies with a 5 star style rating. This is another that should come naturally on its own, and will be unlocked while completing the hanging achievement, if it hasn't been unlocked already.
Ruthless30
Perform a 50 star Style Combo (1) 
This is easiest to do in the very first chapter, here is a video showing how it's done.

http://stage6.divx.com/user/Elemen7s...ement-Ruthless
Massive D20
Cause at least $75,000,000 of damage 
Cause $75 million dollars worth of damage. This is another that will unlock naturally, and at the end of each chapter, the summary will tell you how much you tore up that chapter, in case you want to keep track of your progress
Nobody Has That Much Style…60
Acquire 5,000 total Style Points 
Aquire 5,000 skill points, again, something that can't be done in one run through. Also, it is in the end of chapter summary, so you can keep track of your progress. Also, it is counting the overall acquiring of skill points, not how many skill points you have available, so there is no need to worry about holding off on your spending until this one is unlocked, also, only counts single player, not MP
Meet John Woo5
Visit the Unlock Shop 
Just enter the unlock shop. He's the bartender, and just entering that menu will unlock the achievement
Freedom!10
Purchase all of the Multiplayer characters in the Unlock Shop 
Unlock all the multiplayer characters in the unlock shop. It will cost about 5,350 style points, if my math is good.
It's All Mine...30
Purchase every item in the Unlock Shop 
Unlock everything in the shop, for a total of 7,650 style points required, once again, if my math is good.
Tea Party15
Host and complete 10 multiplayer matches on the Kowloon Teahouse map (6) 
Just host and complete 10 online matches in either ranked or player in the Kowloon Teahouse. With a friend, and the match set to 1 minute, it can be done rather quickly.
Jurassic Battle15
Host and complete 10 multiplayer matches on the Dinosaur Rotunda map (3) 
Same as Tea Party but in the Dinosaur Rotunda
Mega Jackpot15
Host and complete 10 multiplayer matches on the Golden Dragon Casino map 
Same as Tea Party but in the Golden Dragon Casino
Lounge Lizard 15
Host and complete 10 multiplayer matches on the Mega Lounge map 
Same as Tea Party but in the Mega Lounge
Geronimo!15
Host and complete 10 multiplayer matches on the Totem Pole Gallery map (8) 
Same as Tea Party but in the Totem Pole Gallery
Sea Food15
Host and complete 10 multiplayer matches on the Tai O Drug Labs map 
Same as Tea Party but in the Tai O Drug Labs
Movin' on Up15
Host and complete 10 multiplayer matches on the Chicago Penthouse map 
Same as Tea Party but in the Chicago Penthouse
One Gun To Rule Them All10
Finish in 1st place in a Multiplayer ranked match 
Finish in 1st place in a multiplayer ranked match, pretty self-explanatory.
Killing Spree20
Get 5 kills in a row without dying in a Multiplayer ranked match (2) 
Get 5 kills in a row without dying in a mutiplayer ranked match.
Bullet Ballet20
Kill 50 opponents while in Tequila Time in Multiplayer matches 
Kill 50 opponents while in Tequila Time in either Ranked or Player multiplayer matches
Winner Takes All20
Kill 50 opponents using Tequila Bombs in Multiplayer matches 
Kill 50 opponents using Tequila Bombs in either Ranked or Player multiplayer matches
Hardboiled Killer20
Kill 307 opponents in Multiplayer matches (6) 
Kill 307 opponents in either Ranked or Player . It's really helpful to do this after unlocking John Woo as a multiplayer character, then you can stack this achievement with the next.
Be the Master20
Kill 100 opponents as John Woo in Multiplayer matches 
Kill 100 opponents as John Woo. As mentioned in the last one, if you unlocked the previous one using John Woo, this one should have unlocked on its own.
 
 
DLC: Map Pack
Cost: $14.99 USD Achievements: 10 Points: 250
 
Bulletproof40
Win a multiplayer match without using a health pack. 
Start a match with the time limit set to 1 minute and invite a buddy to the game. Kill him once and do your best to avoid health packs. A health pack is a little white box with a red cross on it that generally hangs from a wall. Simply avoid touching those as much as possible. If necessary have your friend move to you rather than moving to your friend, so as to avoid accidentally grabbing a health pack while on your way over to him.
God of Guns40
Win a multiplayer match without using a Tequila Bomb. 
Tequila Bombs are the Heath Regen, Precision Aim, Barrage, and Spin Move. These are activated using the D-Pad on the controller and pressing in the correct direction ().
Simply set the time limit to 1 minute and then invite and kill a buddy once without touching the D-Pad. If you have absolutely no Tequila Bomb meter filled up you can press any direction on the D-Pad and still be awarded the achievement. As long as you don't actually use a Tequila Bomb you are fine.
Testikill40
In multiplayer, kill an opponent with a precision aim crotch shot. 
As the description specifies, you must get a crotch shot for this achievement. You need to do this online so get your buddy and invite him to a match. Once you're in the match, shoot your friend in the crotch with a precision aim. In order to get precision aim you need to get at least 1/4th of your tequila gauge full and then hit to activate precision aim.
Boomtown20
In multiplayer, kill an opponent with an explosion in Slums Courtyard. 
Load up the new level Slums Courtyard with a friend. Scatted throughout the level are propane tanks and grenades. You can use either one of these to kill your enemy and receive the achievement. You can find some propane tanks near the bottom of the level half submerged in water. Have your friend stand near these and then shoot the propane tank a few times. It may take multiple tanks to kill your enemy. You can shoot him first, but the explosion needs to finish him off.
Having a Blast20
In multiplayer, kill an opponent with an explosion in Fisherman’s Cove. 
Similar to the achievement "Boom Town". Load up the level Fisherman's Cove with a friend. There are many propane tanks that can be found inside the houses. It may take multiple tanks to kill your enemy. You can shoot him first, but the explosion needs to finish him off.
Asplosion20
In multiplayer, kill an opponent with an explosive in Slums Downpour. 
Similar to the achievement "Boom Town", except load up the level Slums Downpour.
Propane tanks are scattered throughout the level. It may take multiple tanks to kill your enemy. You can shoot him first, but the explosion needs to finish him off.
Castaway20
In multiplayer, kill an opponent on the Heavy Machine Gun platform in Tai O Settlement 
For this achievement you need your opponent to be on the HMG platform. You can be where ever you please when you kill him. The HMG is on a stranded little platform out in the water. In order to reach it, you need to zip-line down from the wire that is on a small wooden platform outside a small house near the outskirts of the level. Once there, just kill the opponent on the platform.
Diplomatic Immunity20
In multiplayer, kill an opponent in the hull of the ship in Naval Exercise (1) 
Load up Naval Exercise with your buddy. The ship you need to kill your enemy inside of is the large red and white ship nearby where you spawn. Just enter the hull of it and then kill your enemy/friend while you are both inside of the ship.
Death from Above20
In multiplayer, kill an opponent with a falling object in Kowloon Market. 
Load up the Kowloon Market with a buddy. Look around for an air conditioning unit, these are attached to walls and are semi high up. (above jumping range) After locating a unit have your friend stand directly beneath it. Shoot the unit and it will drop on your friend, instantly killing him and awarding you 20 points.
Fisticuffs10
In multiplayer, kill an opponent with a melee attack. 
Get your friend into a game with you. The only way to melee isa to be out of ammo. So start off the round by emptying your double pistols and avoiding picking up other guns or more ammo. Once out of ammo have your friend come over to you and then try to shoot him (). Instead of shooting your gun you now punch. Hit your friend a few times and he will drop.

 
 
 
Game Info
Publisher:
Midway
Genre:

Release:

US September 07, 2007

Resolution: 720p
Sound: Dolby 5.1 Surround
Players: 1
Online Players : 2-4
Collection:1432
Wishlist:73
 
 
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