Overview:
- Estimated achievement difficulty: 2/10 [if the cheat is used], 8/10 [if not]
- Offline: 31 [1000]
- Online: 0
- Approximate amount of time to 1000: 15-25 hours [50-100 if you decide not to cheat]
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1 on Easy + cheat method [or 4 if you decide not to cheat]
- Number of missable achievements: None
- Does difficulty affect achievements: Yes [and they do NOT stack]
- Unobtainable/glitched achievements: None
- Do cheats disable achievements:  No

Introduction:
Welcome to Gun! This is a pretty overlooked game unfortunately because when people think of western games, they instantly think of Red Dead Redemption or even Call of Juarez. This game was one of the first games to come out on the Xbox 360, all the way back in 2006. The game has aged surprisingly well, in that it is still fun to play despite some wonky controls. Set in Montana in 1880, you play as Colton White on a tale of revenge after your father is murdered. To get the full completion, you will have to play the game once on Easy and then cheat to unlock the other difficulty achievements, that way you won’t be tearing your hair out in frustration or completing the game four times.

Sadly the difficulty achievements don’t stack, so If you decide not to use the cheats, you will you have to play through the whole game 4 times which takes some time.

Step 1: Playthrough #1
Load up the game on Easy and just play it through. I recommend leaving the gold ingots alone until you’re ready to get them all in one continuous effort. I also recommend doing any side missions as soon as you get them so you can quickly earn money to buy upgrades to make the game even easier. When you’re ready to collect all of the gold ingots use the video in the guide to help you. That’s all there is to this playthrough, complete the missions, side quests and mine all the gold. That should net you 770 earning all achievements apart from "Insane Difficulty Complete", "Hard Difficulty Complete" and "Normal Difficulty Complete".

Step 2: Difficulty achievements
If you decide to not “cheat” (which again, I strongly advise that you do just to save yourself the time and frustration), then you will need to do 3 separate playthroughs on each of the difficulties to unlock their respective achievements. See “Insane Difficulty Completed” for more details on how to unlock all of these in 20 minutes.

Step 3: 100% + Mop-Up
The last stop of the game. In this step, you’re going to want to complete all the side missions, mine all 44 gold ingots that are “hidden” around the world, as well as purchasing all of the upgrades from the various traders around the map. You can complete the side missions legitimately or by using the same tactic as the difficulty cheat. See “Insane Difficulty Completed” for more details.

Conclusion:
This game can be very laid back and enjoyable or extremely hard and frustrating depending on if you use the easy method, which I really can't stress enough that you should absolutely take advantage of it. However you do it, congrats on another smooth completion. Hope you had fun!!

[XBA would like to thank Jack_x2yz and Slaughter. for this Roadmap]

Gun Achievement Guide

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There are 31 achievements with a total of 1000 points

  • Progress through 'The Hunt' level on any difficulty.

    This is story related and cannot be missed. This is the first level of the game, and is somewhat of a training level. Just follow Ned through the level and the game will explain what you need to do. Once you reach the end of the level Ned will be attacked by a Grizzly Bear, just pick up Ned's rifle and wait until the bear rears up onto it's back legs, then shoot it in the head for effectivness, once it is dead the achievement will unlock.

     

  • Progress through the 'Steamboat Massacre' level on any difficulty.

    This is story related and cannot be missed. Once the mission begins you will find yourself in a steamboat which is being over run by some renegades. Your objective is simply to repel them and survive, along with ensuring Ned’s survival, though he can really look after himself on easier difficulties. Once you unblock the water paddle at the back of the boat, Ned will tell you to go onto the cannon, this part is relatively simple, just shoot the incoming boats and hit the fort, it can take a while to get used to the aiming of the cannon but after a few shots you should get the hang of it. Once the steamboat has run aground, you will need to reach the top deck and meet up with Ned, once there; the attackers will climb over the sides of the boat, and will run down the walkways. Just fend them off until an achievement appears, signalling the end of the level.

     

  • Progress through the 'Honest Tom' level on any difficulty.

    This is story related and cannot be missed. After a series of cut scenes you will find yourself facing a couple of horses, walk up to yours (the one on the right), and press to mount it. Follow Tom to the center of the meadow and he will give you a basic tutorial about how to ride your horse. Once he has finished teaching you the basics he will lead you to the start of the race, stand inside the gold circle facing the direction as Tom, as soon as he says “Go” you will need to race him around the edge of this area for three laps, it is a fairly straight forward race with a couple of jumps, but as long as you maintain some speed by spurring your horse with and stick to the main route you will be able to beat Tom with ease, just be careful not to spur your horse too much or it will die and you will need to restart from the begining of the race. Once you win the race Tom will ask you to follow him to the center of the meadow again, just follow his instructions, and once you finish with the bottles some wolves will come and attack, kill them and a cut scene will occur, once the cut scene ends you will need to kill Tom and his two allies, and when they are dead the achievement will unlock.

     

  • Progress through the 'The Red Hand Gang' level on any difficulty.

    This is story related and cannot be missed. At the start of this mission you will need to head to Dodge City, to do this just follow the “Trail to Dodge” and once you reach the river a cut scene will occur. Once the cut scene ends you will be on a ferry crossing the river, get back on your horse and follow the compass to the Alhambra Saloon, and when you get there talk to the bar tender for a cut scene. Once the cut scene ends you will be behind the bar and you will need to make your way upstairs and kill all of the gang members. When you reach jenny you will need to kill the gang member holding her, use quick draw to get a headshot on him and another cut scene will occur. After the cut scene you will need to head downstairs and kill the gang members who are carrying torches to try and set fire to the saloon. As soon as they are dead, head outside and kill the remaining gang members, the best option here is to get on the horse outside the saloon so that you can take down the gang quickly. When they are all dead go back inside the Saloon and a cut scene will occur, as soon as it ends use quick draw and try to kill as many gang members as possible (including Crude), once they are all dead the achievement will unlock.

     

  • Progress through the 'Quick Killer' level on any difficulty.

    This is story related and cannot be missed. After you’ve talked to Pat Denton, your objective is to kill the Indians that attack the railroad bridge. First head down the cliff path and shoot the Indians, with whatever weapon you deem fit. Close range - shotgun, Medium to long range - rifle. When you reach the other side, head down the cliff path again and kill the Indians, again. Once you have done that wait for the “transport” to arrive, to take you over to the other side. Important: DO NOT SHOOT THE TNT BARRELS or you will fail the mission, it is best to throw them off the side when you can, while remembering to kill the Indians that will climb over the sides of the bridge. Once that is done you will need to get back on the “transport” but be warned, you will get attacked while you are on it, once you reach the other side kill the remaining enemies. Head back up the path to the top for another cut scene. All you now have to do now is protect the Chinese workers and Pat Denton, from the Indians. Remember to switch your weapons for efficiency. Next, you have to use quick draw to shoot the fire arrows in the air, before they hit the TNT barrels. You will also receive some attacks by Indians that will run directly towards you, shoot the torch bearers first with quick draw. When they are dead you have to kill “Quick Killer,” it is best to just shoot him in the head, and using quick draw helps. Remember not to shoot the TNT yourself, and the achievement will unlock when “Quick Killer” is dead.

     

  • Progress through the 'Stage Coach' level on any difficulty.

    This is story related and cannot be missed. Once the mission begins head over to Jenny and press to talk to her, after a cut scene you will find yourself on a horse next to the stage coach, stay ahead of the coach and kill any Indians that you come across making sure that they do not attack the coach. Eventually you will reach an area that is blocked by some rocks, get off your horse and go through the small gap to the right of the blockade, kill any Indians that you see and follow your compass to find the TNT barrels. Pick up a barrel and place it in the highlighted area then shoot it from a safe distance. Once the blockade has been destroyed get back on your horse and continue the mission making sure no Indians attack the coach. Eventually you will reach a certain point and a cut scene will occur, when it ends you will need to defend Jenny and the coach from the incoming Indians, eventually more Indians will come on horses but if you search around you can find some TNT barrels to place a trap for them. Once they are all dead another cut scene will occur and you will find yourself on top of the coach, just crouch down and make sure to kill all of the Indians as you progress through the mission. As you get further through the mission some Indians will arrive on wagons, just use quick draw to shoot the barrels of TNT on them and they won’t bother you any more. Once you reach Empire City you will unlock the achievement.

     

  • Progress through the 'Law and Order' level on any difficulty.

    This is story related and cannot be missed. Follow Rudabaugh and Webb to the tavern, and once you get there a cut scene will occur and you will run into some trouble, kill all of the guys shooting at you and another cut scene will occur. Now get onto the horse and follow the rebel. Be careful of the incoming enemies on horseback and once you get to the ranch there will be a few enemies on foot so take care of them. After another cut scene you will find yourself inside the barn, now it's time to kill Webb and Rudabaugh. Rudabaugh has a shotgun on foot, so be careful. Take cover by one of the stables and use quick draw to shoot him in the head, if that doesn't kill him finish him off with your rifle. Now kill Webb who is on horseback, use the hay bales outside as cover and shoot him as he rides past. A rifle or shotgun well aimed can deal some serious damage to him. Once they are both dead the achievement will unlock.

     

  • Progress through the 'Escape From Jail' level on any difficulty.

    This is story related and cannot be missed. When the mission begins you will find yourself in a jail cell, talk to Port and he will tell you that in order to escape the guard will need to die. Wait until the guard falls against your cell wall and grab him by pressing , Soapy will then tell you to kill the guard and you will do so automatically, once he is dead follow Soapy’s instructions to break out of the cell. Grab your equipment from the guard’s desk and then follow Port outside. Equip your new bow and head to one of the horses, quietly kill all of the guards and take the horse back to the bridge. Repeat this for two more horses. Once all three horses have been stashed under the bridge, head over to the livery and throw a couple of Whiskey Bombs at the highlighted area by pressing , then follow your compass to find some barrels of TNT, kill any guards that are near and take the TNT back to the jail, place it in the highlighted area, stand back and blast Soapy free. Go back under the bridge and hop on a horse, then all you need to do is follow Port back to the rebel hideout, once you get there, the achievement will unlock.

     

  • Progress through the 'Ambush the Train' level on any difficulty.

    This is story related and cannot be missed. At the start of the level simply follow Clay to the destination, once you are there place the TNT barrel onto the target area. After the cut scene follow Clay to the train, and when you reach the train kill all of the enemies on and around the train, eventually more enemies will arrive on horseback. Again, quick draw is very helpful here. When you are done killing, back track all the way to the tunnel area, where you first started. (Make sure you get there before the train). Place the last TNT barrel, and wait at the top of the ledge, be ready to shoot the TNT barrel when you are told. Once the train crashes you will need to eliminate all of the remaining enemies on the train. Once everybody is dead the achievement will unlock.

     

  • Progress through the 'Defend the Hideout' level on any difficulty.

    This is story related and cannot be missed. When the mission begins follow Chavez to the bridge, pull out your new Sniper Rifle and hold off the enemies, if they get too close use your normal rifle. Keep killing the enemies until Clay can get the gatling gun working again. When they are all dead go down to Clay and hop on the gatling gun, keep shooting all of the enemies that appear and once they are all dead go and talk to Port. Next you will need to make your way over to the cannon, you best bet is to use the sniper rifle to kill whoever is on the cannon at that time and then use your rifle to pick off the other guards, take it slow especially on harder difficulties and once you get to the cannon press to use it, kill all of the enemies that come towards you and once they are all dead the achievement will unlock.

     

  • Progress through the 'Take Down Hoodoo' level on any difficulty.

    This is story related and cannot be missed. First of all get onto your horse and follow Port to the destination. Make sure to cover him as he moves the cannon into Empire. There are a few enemies as you would expect, but it is nothing you should not be able to handle, just stick to the general path of the cannon and you will be fine. When the cannon is in place, use it yourself to blow up every enemy that you see coming. Next when you have finished head into the laundry building and kill the enemies inside. Make your way though the tunnels, killing all of the enemies as you go. When you reach the end of the tunnels, grab the TNT barrel and place it on the zone indicated and shoot it to blow open the door. (Note: You may want to stock up on ammo here before you progress into the next part of the level). Once you get to Clay, kill the two guys and untie Clay then move on forward. Now its time to take down Hoodoo. There are a few guys around so be sure to kill them, and be wary of the smoke, as it becomes more difficult to see the enemies. Once his men are dead, focus on Hoodoo, he normally stays upstairs, so take a few shots at him with whatever weapon you think is best. (Note: You can shoot those chandeliers so they fall and cause a fire. This is good at taking down Hoodoo when he is hiding). Finally head up to the third floor and kill Hoodoo after the cut scene. Just shoot him a few times and he will die, unlocking the achievement.

     

  • Progress through the 'Save Soapy' level on any difficulty.

    This is story related and cannot be missed. Once the mission starts you will need to head over to the water tower with Pat, kill any enemies that you see on the way there and then climb up to the top of the tower. Next use the Sniper Rifle to shoot the rope around Soapy’s neck before he dies, once he is free use your rifle to kill any enemies that try to kill Soapy, and soon some enemies will appear on top of the building across from you, use your rifle to kill them quickly. Next some gang members will come on horses so head down to Soapy and kill them with whatever you see fit. When they are all dead get on a horse and follow Soapy to the dock, killing any enemies on the way, once you get there talk to the “Ferry Operator” to begin crossing the river. Use your sniper rifle to kill the enemies that appear on the cliffs and then use your normal rifle to shoot the rope once you reach the other side, this will cause the other ferry to drift away down a waterfall. Once everyone is dead the achievement will unlock.

     

  • Progress through the 'Hollister's Fort' level on any difficulty.

    This is story related and cannot be missed. When the mission starts it is your job to find all three captive Apaches. Rescue them by pressing to grab the guards who are beating them up and then press to execute them. Once it is done, the lead Apache will ask you to follow him as part of the deal. “Follow in our footsteps” as he says. Stick close to them and follow his instructions. Once you reach a certain point Soapy will pick the lock and you make your escape into the caves. Again follow the Apaches, and you will be given a bow to use to acquire silent kills. Do so, on the guards, and it is best to wait until they are apart so they won’t be alerted. Get you guns back and continue. Kill the remaining guards in your path until you get to the horses and follow the Apache warriors to the end. They will say to meet them at the Apache village, so follow the path and bash down the gate with , once you reach the village be prepared for a fight with some men. Once this is done the achievement will be unlocked.

     

  • Progress through the 'Attack the Fort' level on any difficulty.

    This is story related and cannot be missed. As soon as the mission begins you will be getting shot at by cannons and gatling guns, head around this area towards the canoes, killing any enemies in your way. Once you are in the canoe be sure to kill the enemies that come out to shoot you, and when you get out of the canoe follow the path through the cave until you are inside the fort, now you will need to kill every enemy that you see and make your way up to the buildings with the cannons inside. When you reach the first cannon use it to destroy the four bunkers outside, and then head into the next room and use that cannon to destroy all of the boats in the river. Keep going until you get to the third cannon and use it to kill any enemies that appear, and once they are dead use it to blow a hole in the building across from you. Get off the cannon and fight your way to the last cannon, once you get to it take cover and throw some dynamite at it until it is destroyed (note: If you run out of dynamite there is some more down stairs). Once the final cannon is destroyed the achievement will unlock.

     

  • Progress through the 'Battle at the Steamboat' level on any difficulty.

    This is story related and cannot be missed. When the mission starts you will be in a boss battle with Hollister, take cover behind the rocks and shoot him with the Shotgun which deals the most damage, once his health reaches a certain point a cut scene will occur, and when it ends follow the compass and Hollister will run out at you pumped full of dynamite, retreat backwards, away from him and he will blow up. (note: now that you have the Ferguson rifle, and you will want to use it for the next part of the level), continue towards the steamboat and Reeds men will come and attack you on horseback, once they are all dead another cut scene will occur and when it ends you will need to fight Reed. Your best bet is to get on a horse and chase reed, just keep close to him so that he can not regain his health and use the rifle to kill him. Once he is dead the achievement will unlock.

     

  • Progress through the 'Across The Badlands' level on any difficulty.

    This is story related and cannot be missed. First go down to “Many Wounds”, get on the horse and follow him to the destination. Once you reach the house you will encounter some enemies on horses, make sure that Soapy and Many Wounds do not die and kill all of the enemies. After the fight, follow Soapy to the next destination. When you reach the mountain, continue to follow Soapy as he goes up the mountain, there are a few Mountain Lions there but it's nothing too difficult, once you reach the top of the mountain the achievement will unlock.

     

  • Progress through the 'Escape the Ambush' level on any difficulty.

    This is story related and cannot be missed. Straight away you will be under attack on the mountain, use the TNT barrels to your advantage, and make your way down the mountain bit by bit, being careful as you go. There are more enemies than you think and there is also a gatling gun to be wary of. Keep following the path until you reach Soapy. Next a train will come, so move fast and be careful of Dutchie on the cannon. If you enter the tunnel where the train is, it is a good spot to use as cover, where you can just pick off the riders. Once everybody is dead the achievement will unlock.

     

  • Progress through the 'Magruder's Mine' level on any difficulty.

    This is story related and cannot be missed. As soon as the mission begins get onto the cannon and destroy the gatling guns in the windows, then kill any enemies on the ground. Once they are dead you will need to progress through this first area killing everybody as you go. When you come to the mine door use the cannon to blast it open, now you will just need to make your way through the mine, killing everyone as you go, eventually you will reach a turntable and you need to hold off the enemies until your men have finished turning it, as soon as the turntable is in position get back on the cannon and eventually a cut scene will occur. Next you will need to make you way through the next part of the mine on foot, and you can use the TNT barrels to your advantage, once you reach Magruder a cut scene will occur and when it ends you will need to kill him, use the Dynamite Bow, or just normal Dynamite to cause the gas pockets to explode when Magruder is near them, do this enough times and he will retreat up onto a ledge, use your rifle and shoot him in the head, and he will then throw a large cluster of Dynamite at you, use quick draw to destroy it and shake the cavern, do this enough times and the achievement is yours, Congratulations you have completed the game.

     

  • Find and complete the 'Keep the Peace' side mission.

    Refer to “Bounty Hunter” for more information.In order to start these side missions you will need to reach certain points in the main storyline, there are a total of 12 missions that need completing, five in Dodge City, and seven in Empire City, you can recieve the missions in Dodge by pressing to talk to Pat Denton who is opposite the Shopkeeper, and by talking to the Federal Marshal who is outside Hoodoo's Casino in Empire City. Once you complete them all the achievement will unlock.

     

  • Win the Texas Holdem Tournament side mission.

    Refer to “Bounty Hunter” for more information.To start the poker side quests press to speak to the dealer in the Alhambra Saloon, he will give you the first tournament; all you need to do is beat the other three contestants to win. There are six games in total, three in Dodge City (Alhambra Saloon), and three in Empire City (Hoodoo's Casino). Once you beat them all the achievement will unlock.

     

  • Find and complete all of the Pony Express side missions.

    Refer to “Bounty Hunter” for more information.For the Pony Express missions, all you need to do is reach each destination within the given time limit, they are fairly easy, just make sure not to kill your horse but spurring it too much. There are ten missions in total, six in Dodge City and four in Empire City, to start the missions press to talk to either Earl in Dodge City or Daryl in Empire City. Once you complete them all the achievement is yours.

     

  • Find and complete all of the Horse Challenges.

    Refer to “Bounty Hunter” for more information.For this achievement you need to complete all of the Ranch Hand missions, they are all fairly straightforward and mostly require you to heard or protect animals. To start these missions press to talk to the Rancher outside his house. There are seven missions in total and the achievement will unlock when you complete them all.

     

  • Mine every gold ingot in the West..

    There are a total of forty-four pieces of gold in GUN. They are all spread about the map and some are more difficult to find than others. In order to begin mining, you need to purchase a Pickaxe from the store in Dodge City for $15. Once you have it, you are able to mine any gold that you happen to come across in your travels simply by pressing . Click HERE for a complete list of every piece of gold.

    It is strongly advised that you leave them to do all in one session. It is also recommended that you save after you get each ingot, because the game will NOT save your progress if you happen to die. You can check your stats in the menu. For a very helpful video, see below. Full credit to MagicGamerTV for the video.

  • Find and complete all of the Hunting side missions.

    Refer to “Bounty Hunter” for more information.You can begin the Hunter missions by pressing to talk to the Indian Hunter located west of Magruder’s Mine, north of the Indian Trader. In total there are six missions to complete.

    • Grey Wold – Found at Dodge City railroad tracks or at the Hecht Ranch.
    • Great White Buffalo – Found in the Badlands, near the old house.
    • White Wolf – Found at the Indian Trader or at a house in Devils Slot Canyon.
    • Great Mountain Lion – Found in the mining camp across from Magruder’s Mine.
    • Black Wolf – Found in the Badlands, near the old house or Blackfeet Territory.
    • Father of all Grizzlies – You will get a notification of where it is, it is west of Empire City.

    Once you have completed every mission, the achievement will unlock.

     

  • Find and complete all of the Bounty Hunter side missions.

    To start the Bounty Hunter side mission, all you need to do is locate a Wanted Poster and press to examine it. These can be found in either Dodge City or Empire City and in certain places outside of the cities. Then all you need to do is track down the wanted people and either kill them or capture them depending upon the mission. There are twelve missions in total and the achievement will unlock once you have completed them all.

    Each one of the six different types of side missions in the game is pretty straightforward but can still be somewhat challenging due to some of the time constraints placed on some of them. Here are the various types of side missions and how to get their respective achievements:

    • Texas Hold ‘Em
      • These can be found in Dodge City and Empire City and are pretty standard editions of Texas Hold ‘Em. There are 6 missions in total. I personally found this very frustrating as it may seem rigged for your opponents to win. However, here are some tips that I found to be pretty helpful:
        • Hold onto face cards when you can get them.
        • Cheat when necessary.
        • Go all in to scare the AI. This can be pretty hit or miss, so read below for another tactic.
        • Raise the bet rather than go all in. The AI seems to fold more if you are really ballsy with raising the stakes.
    • Pony Express
      • These missions are found in various spots around the map and task you with delivering an item to a specific destination in a pretty short time limit. Some of the missions have multiple parts of this. There are 10 of these in total. For me, I had to do all 10 of them for it to count toward the 100% needed for the last weapon.
    • Keep the Peace
      • Theses side missions are located in Dodge City and Empire City. They are shown on the map by the Sheriff and the U.S. Marshall stars in their respective cities. They task you with completing various tasks around the towns such as rescuing hostages, returning explosive barrels, clearing out gang shootouts, etc. They are very easy to complete and are actually fun.
    • Horse Challenges
      • These are very quick and easy missions that involve you assisting the rancher that you meet early on in the story.
    • Hunting
      • These missions are located at the Indian Hunter blip on the map. He tasks you with killing various rare animals around the map. You can use your guns to complete the mission despite it instructing you to use a bow. Take note that you must sneak using to get close to the animal before you use your weapon. You can cheese this using the method described in "Insane Difficulty Completed".
    • Bounty Hunting
      • These missions are indicated by wanted posters in Dodge City and Empire City and sometimes the surrounding areas of each town. They are pretty easy and fun missions that task you with killing or subduing a wanted fugitive.

    Note: You can cheese all of these achievements using the steps described in "Insane Difficulty Completed". This will also count toward the 100% stat. As stated above, for me the only one I needed to do every single mission for to count for the completion % was Pony Express.

    Regardless, you will unlock all of these achievements once you have completed the final mission of that respective side activity.

  • Collect every upgrade in the game.

    Upgrades can be purchased from any of the three traders in the game; in Empire City, Dodge City or the Indian Trader near Magruder’s Mine. To speak to the trader just press . In total there are 30 upgrades worth $1080. You can earn money by completing side missions and mining the gold ingots hidden around the world. By the end of it all you'll have more than enough money to buy every upgrade, so don't worry about running out of money. Once you purchase them all the achievement will unlock.

  • Collect every weapon in the game.

     

    In order to unlock this achievement, you will need to unlock every weapon in the game. All of the weapons in the game except for a few are earned through completing story missions, but you need to complete every side mission as well. Some melee weapons are purchased at the vendors but there is one weapon locked off until you complete the game to 100%. You will also need to collect all 44 gold ore deposits to get to 100%. This will likely be the last achievement you unlock.

    See "Insane Difficulty Completed" for an extremely easy way on how to cheese this.

  • Complete the game on the Easy difficulty.

    Refer to “Insane Difficulty Complete” for more information.

  • Complete the game on the Normal difficulty.

    Refer to “Insane Difficulty Complete” for more information.

  • Complete the game on the Hard difficulty.

    Refer to “Insane Difficulty Complete” for more information.

  • Complete the game on the Insane difficulty.

    Ok first of all let’s say this, you will NOT unlock the achievements for completing Easy, Normal, and Hard if you beat the game on Insane, you are going to have to play the game four times, once on each difficulty, it is recommended that you start at easy and progress towards Insane because then you will have a good understanding about the game. Here are some helpful tips that should help you get through Insane Mode.

    • Don’t forget to look around corners, this helps to pick off enemies without being fully exposed, to do this just press or .
    • Never rush into an area, stay back and pick off enemies with a sniper or a rifle, you WILL die if you try to be a hero.
    • Always ensure you have a full whiskey bottle and ammo before starting a new mission, there's nothing worse than running out of ammo in the middle of a fight.
    • Complete as many side missions as possible so that your stats increase as your progress through the game.
    • Buy a Pickaxe and mine some gold, then go and buy as many upgrades as you can afford, they do help.

    Good luck and if you manage to complete the game on Insane Mode, Congratulations.

    I strongly advise just using this cheat method just to save a LOT of time and frustration, as Insane difficulty is incredibly difficult and frustrating. Here are the instructions on how to do the cheat:

    1. Beat the game on Easy and keep your save file (you’ll need this file to cheese the side missions using this cheat as well).
    2. Start a new game on the difficulty you want to earn the achievement for (for the sake of this achievement, pick Insane).
    3. Turn slightly right and walk to the river bed and go in between the two small rocks, now turn around to face Ned.
    4. Hold ++++. You’ll here a peculiar sound effect. Keep holding the buttons until the sound stops.
    5. Pause the game and go into the Options menu. You should see a new tab called “Gun”. If you don’t, repeat step 4.
    6. Click the “Gun” tab, then select Missions > Main > Magruder’s Mine.
    7. When the mission loads, pause the game again and go into the menu again, but this time hit Checkpoints. Scroll down and select “Kill Magruder Pt 2”.
    8. When the mission loads, pause the menu again and select the option Toggle Help, this will give you all of your guns (this is why you must beat the game at least once on easy, to unlock all of the guns).
    9. Turn around and look at the small rocky structure. Take cover behind the taller rock on the left and select the sniper rifle by holding and .
    10. If you did it right, he will not be able to hit you. Hold again to poke your head out. Press to zoom in on the scope. Shoot Magruder in the head with the sniper rifle.
    11. When he throws the dynamite. Press and shoot the dynamite out of the air. Repeat 4x to kill Magruder and earn this achievement.
    12. Repeat steps 1-11 on Hard difficulty and Normal difficulty for their respective achievements. This should take you about 10-15 minutes or so all together.

    IMPORTANT: There is also a way to do this to unlock each of the various side mission achievements as well, and it DOES count towards the 100% total needed to unlock the last weapon for the “Every Weapon Collected” achievement. To do the trick, here are the steps:

    1. Do steps 1-5 above if you haven’t already (I’m going to assume you have).
    2. Load up your easy save file (this is why you must keep it, as stated in step 1).
    3. You should see the “Gun” tab in the Options section of the menu.
    4. I’ll use Poker as an example. Select Missions > Side > Side: Texas Hold ‘Em > Scroll down to the last one.
    5. All you have to do is complete the last mission of that type to unlock the achievement. Meaning, for Poker, instead of having to beat all 6 rounds of the tournament, you can simply load up the last one and beat that. This will unlock “Card Shark” and add a nice chunk to your completion %.
    6. Repeat steps 3-4, but do it with another type of side mission. It can be Hunting, Peace Keeper, Bounty Hunter missions, Pony Express or Horse Challenges/Ranch Hand activities. Simply select the last one of each type and complete it for that respective achievement. The only one I had to do every mission for was Pony Express. Using this method for the last one will earn you the achievement, but it will not add to your game completion %.

    Note: If you turn your Xbox off, the menu will disappear. Don't panic though, you can make it reappear by exiting the game and then performing steps 2-5.

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