Welcome to Brute Force, you dirty little brutes, you. If youve already taken a crack at this massive squad-based action shooter,
then you know how imposing it can be. What do those medals on the mission
select screen do? Why wont my teammates go where I tell them? How do I
unlock the extra multiplayer characters? No matter how adept a gamer you
are, youre likely to find yourself stumped somewhere along the way.
This guide will tell you everything youll ever need to know about gunning
down hordes of evil aliens. Along with a complete walkthrough for the
massive campaign mode, read on to learn about each of the games 20 playable
characters, 30-odd weapons and items, and how to achieve 100 percent
completion for each of the games missions. If that doesnt do it for you,
perhaps youd like to know where all 18 hidden DNA sequences are, or maybe
pick up another secret or two? I thought so.
Hint: Single Player Breeze
If you dont have anyone you can play with and you are forced to do this yourself, you can have a relatively easier time (and save ammo) by simply using Hawk (the Assassin) to kill one or two enemies while cloaked, then retreating to regenerate energy, then doing this over and over until you need the really heavy firepower of your AI buddies.
In order to achieve 100 percent completion on a mission, you have to play on the Brutal difficulty setting. Complete all primary and secondary objectives, kill every single enemy and find the hidden DNA sequence. Also, you cant allow any of your teammates to die.
At the mission select screen, youll see four spots for medals. The first three spots are filled when you beat the mission on Standard, Hard and Brutal. The fourth is filled when you find the hidden DNA sequence. If youve completed all objectives and killed all enemies, the medal will be gold. If not, it will be silver.
Unlock Confed Marine
- Find the DNA sequence in Mission 1 or Mission 6
Unlock Feral Colonist
- Find the DNA sequence in Mission 2
Unlock Feral Outcast
- Find the DNA sequence in Mission 3
Unlock Seer Follower
- Find the DNA sequence in Mission 4
- Find the DNA sequence in Mission 5 or Mission 11
Unlock Outcast Shaman
- Find the DNA sequence in Mission 7
Unlock Seer Priest
- Find the DNA sequence in Mission 8
Unlock Feral Shaman
- Find the DNA sequence in Mission 9
Unlock Gunthar Ghent
- Find the DNA sequence in Mission 10
- Find the DNA sequence in Mission 12
Unlock Fire Hound
- Find the DNA sequence in Mission 13
- Find the DNA sequence in Mission 14
Unlock Shrike Soldier
- Find the DNA sequence in Mission 15
Unlock Shrike Heavy
- Find the DNA sequence in Mission 16
Unlock Shrike Hound
- Find the DNA sequence in Mission 17
Unlock Hunter Lord
- Find the DNA sequence in Mission 18
Heres a little cheat to regenerate your teammates. If youre on your last guy, insert another three controllers into your Xbox and press start. As new players join, your teammates will be brought back to life. Now just quit out of the three games you just opened and youll go back to single player mode, but your teammates will remain.
Regeneration Glitch (Special Energy)
Regenerate special energy quickly by crouching (push in the left joystick, or as the PS2 dorks call it, Press and hold L3).
Regenerate Special Faster
To regenerate a characters special power faster, simply crouch down.
For each of the cheats listed below, enter it as your profile name when beginning in order to activate the cheat:
BRUTAL: Harder Difficulty
DBLDAY: Quick Death
DEADAIM: Better Aim
ERINROBERTS: Better Defense
HVYMTL: Cartoon Mode
MATTSOELL: Tougher Characters
RAPIDFIRE: Rapid Fire Weapons
SPRAGNT: Stupid AI
Get Cowboy Hats
Once you beat the game on Brutal, you can find cowboy hats hidden on every level. Don the hat to have a Western flavor, and boost your skills.
Unlock All Missions
Enter "VENGAR" as the name of a new profile.
First, beat the game and get all the DNA canisters. Now enter "GARVEN" as the name of a new profile to have an alternate Brutus.
First, beat the game and get all the DNA canisters. Now enter "GARNERVEN" as the name of a new profile to make Brutus attacks stronger.
First, beat the game and get all the DNA canisters. Now enter "MATTSOELL" as the name of a new profile to make Tex and Brutus tougher.
Unlock All Characters
Enter "GARNER" as the name of a new profile.
Hint: Play Colonial Marine In Campaign
One of the reasons you should have a buddy or two to play this game is to force the computer to let the other players play the Colonial Marine in the initial few stages before the whole team is completed.
The Colonial Marine acts as a stand-in for the other three Brute Force Squad Members, and has a one-use special ability (Ion Cannon). The only way to recharge this weapon is to die (as the Marine) and respawn.
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