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Achievement Guide

by neeker


                      XBOX 360 ACHIEVEMENT GUIDE V. 1.25

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                                  By: neeker
                           Gamertag: Optimus Neeker


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1.  Contact Information
2.  Introduction
3.  Chapter One Achievements 
4.  Chapter Two Achievements 
5.  Chapter Three Achievements 
6.  Chapter Four Achievements 
7.  Chapter Five Achievements 
8.  Chapters Six to Nine Achievements 
9.  Chapter Ten Achievements 
10. Chapter Eleven Achievements 
11. Chapters Tweleve to Thirteen Achievements
12. Chapter Fourteen Achievements
13. Chapter Fifteen Achievements
14. Cars Achievements
15. Miscellaneous Achievements
16. Jimmy's Vendetta (DLC)

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Mafia II is a sandbox adventure game that doesn't really play like a "modern" 
sandbox adventure. It doesn't have all the activities you could find in the 
likes of GTA, Saints Row and what have you. Instead, it sucks you in with a 
well-crafted story. The game is fairly long, and it'll take about 25 hours to 
unlock all the achievements if you play on hard mode from the onset. This 
guide will provide details on how to unlock the original 1000G for the game.

I understand that a DLC is imminent for this game, and there are new achieve-
ments involved. I'll add those in if I manage to unlock them.

An unique feature in Mafia II is that there are many achievements that could 
be missed even though they could be part of the story. Usually, there are no 
penalties for not doing these, and many a times, whether you do them or not 
does not alter the unfolding of the story. As such, to make it easier for you 
to unlock these, I'll list the achievements in chapters specifically. 

The rest of the achievements (collectibles, etc.), I'll list them under the 
"mop-up" section. I hope this works for you. 

Also, I'd suggest that you play the game on hard mode immediately to save some 
time. It's not hard at all, save for some choke points that could be overcame 
with practice. 

This is an introductory chapter, which is pretty much a combat tutorial. As 
mentioned, start the game on hard mode to quicken the process of getting all 
the achievements. 

Description: Complete Chapter 1.

A rather straightforward tutorial leve. Vito is still in the army here, and 
you basically fight through the waves of enemies until the end. You'll learn 
the ropes of combat in this game, which is the usual LT to aim, RT to choose, 
d-pad to select weapons, etc. 

The "hidden" achievements begin in this chapter. 

Description: Protect Francesca.

Leaving mum's place on the next morning, you'll bump into a bully harassing 
Vito's sister, Francesa. This portion is unmissable because it's basically a 
melee combat tutorial. Hold A to dodge, B for a quick punch and Y for a heavy 
punch. Melee combat is ridiculously silly in this game, so do learn the moves 
quickly. Defeat the thug to unlock this achievement.

Description: Help the woman fix her car in Home Sweet Home.

After leaving Francesca, you'll be on the way to Joe's house. It's pretty near 
mum's, so just take a walk towards the objective marker. Walk across the 
street and keep the right walls. Soon, you'll find an alley with a couple 
arguing over a car that has an engine stall. Wait for the husband to leave, 
and then offer to fix the engine by simply pressing X in front of the car. The 
achievment will unlock upon you shaking that bum while fixing the engine.

Description: Do your first job for Mike Bruski.

Joe will bring you to Giuseppe to learn the lock-picking skill. He'd even buy 
you a lock-pick. With this, you could do your first job for Mike Bruski, which 
is basically to steal a car. Drive the car all the way to Bruski's junkyard to 
unlock this achievement. 

Description: Complete Chapter 2.

Pretty forward so far, no? Back at Joe's palace (no, this is not a typo!), 
sleep at the kitchen's couch (what kind of man would ask a friend to sleep in 
the kitchen?) to end the chapter. 

You begin your life as a criminal from Chapter 3. 

Description: Improve the dockworkers' haircuts. 

You go to your dad's previous employer, Derek, to find a job. All he could ask 
you to, however, was to load some crates onto a truck for $10. Leave the docks 
after you load a crate to trigger the next event. Derek requests that you 
collect money for "the barber" from his workers. Walk down to the work area 
and start talking to them (press X). Some will pay up, some will fight you. 
Eventually, some oversized dude will challenge you to a melee battle. Defeat 
him to unlock this achievement.

Description: Obtain the ration stamps without raising the alarm.

After dropping Maria at the hospital, head across the hospital for the price 
administration office. The front is guarded, so take the alley to the right of 
the building, and press LB to climb over the fence. The back door is locked, 
but the window to its right is ajar. Climb through the window, and you'll find 
yourself in the washroom.

From here, stay crouched (press the L analog), and move towards the lobby. You 
should find two guards at the counter. Wait a bit, and one of them will start 
walking his rounds up the stairs to the left. When he's about halfway up the 
stairs, sneak behind him and press B to kill him silently.

Leave the guard at the counter for now, and go up the stairs. Turn left at the 
top and go find the washroom on the 2nd floor. You should find another guard 
"releasing" himself there. Sneak up and kill him (what a way to die).

You should now return to the counter and sneak kill the last guard.

If you go to the director's office for the safe now, you'd find that the safe 
is blinking with a security light. Don't attempt to open it, as the alarm will 
go off. Instead, find the basement. In one of the rooms there, you'd find the 
device to turn off the alarm. Do so, return to the director's office, and 
snatch the stamps from the safe. 

Achievement unlocked!

Description: Sell all the gas stamps before the time runs out.

This one's pretty tough on hard difficulty, because the timer is extremely 
unforgiving. You'd need to sell six gas stamps before time runs out. The gas 
stations are all marked on your map in red. I'd suggest you take the following 

- the station above your location;
- the station just to the southwest of you;
- the station at the southeastern part of the map;
- the station in the middle of the map, south of you;
- the station at the southwestern part of the map (go through tunnel);
- the station north of the southwestern station (across bridge).

The route is some sort of a weird "U" shape. I'm suggesting this because the 
roads linking these stations are pretty straight, which reduce the chances 
that you make a driving mistake. 

To save time, park beside the station counter and sell the stamps without 
leaving your car. 

Description: Complete Chapter 3.

You'll get this after finishing all the events in Chapter 3.

You decide to rob a mall in this one!

Description: Complete Chapter 4.

Robbing the mall is pretty easy, but it ended up a botched job. Joe will lead 
the escape, but from time to time, you'd need to cover him while he lock-picks 
the doors for your getaway. The tough part of this chapter happens after Joe 
takes the loot. You'll be left in a dark alley all on your own, and you've got 
a four-star wanted rating on you. 

Since you're on hard mode, and the police will shoot you on sight now, do grab 
a car quickly and drive to your destination. There's no easy trick here, just 
drive quickly and safely (could be tough) to end the thing. I did manage to 
lure a police patrol into the alley, and took the car by killing the policeman
driving it. You may want to try this method.

You'll attempt an assasination on the "Fat Man" in this chapter. 

Description: Show that you know how to treat a lady.

Upon leaving Joe's place at the start of the chapter, his sexy friend will be 
confronted by a thug after a minor traffic accident. Kill this guy in melee 
combat to unlock this achievement.

I don't know about you, but if I'm Vito, I'd gladly accept the friend's invit-
ation to her place for some action. But that's just me.

Description: Complete Chapter 5.

The chapter is all about killing the "Fat Man". You'll need to find the MG42 
weapon, and then use it on the target and his goons. Strangely, the game 
doesn't let you take the gun after the initial failed attempt. You'd now have 
to chase after them, which eventually ends in a car chase. The car chase here 
isn't as tough as those in GTA IV. Knock those cars a few times and hope for 
the best.

Since there aren't any "hidden" achievements in these few, I'll just run 
through them briefly.

Description: Complete Chapter 6.

You're in jail after someone exposed you for selling those gas stamps. Damn 

I hate this chapter because it moves so awfully slow. You'll have no guns, 
and had to go through a fair amount of fistcuffs with your fellow in-mates. 
Just fight through the whole lot to end the affair. Your new friend, Leo, will 
secure your release eventually.

Description: Complete Chapter 7.

This is a really short level. Just help Eddie and Joe drop off the body, drive
home, and you're done.

Description: Complete Chapter 8.

You'll be helping Joe with his cigarettes business earlier in this chapter. As 
expected, it goes haywire after the Greasers wanted a piece of the pie. 
Eddie's truck is destroyed as a result, and you'd need to raise enough cash to 
pay him back. Time to take on these bunch of idiots, the Greasers.

Once you reach the base, just kill anything that moves. After you're done, 
you'll find the Greasers' hotrod parked conveniently near the exit. Take it to 
Derek and park it on top of the platform beside the ship. By doing so, you're 
helping Derek's "export" business, which will raise the required cash to 
finance Eddie's truck. Done!

Description: Complete Chapter 9.

Pretty tough chapter, but not to the point of frustrating. First you'd need to 
find out who's the traitor, and he turns out to be Luca. Follow him to the 
slaughterhouse, and then do the Metal Gear/ Splinter Cell stealth segment 
until you reach your allies. From here on, it's a hectic shooting session. 
Take cover (a lot) and take out anything that moves. They come in waves so 
always stay alert even if you think you've killed everyone.

The mob wars intensifies as you decide to kill Clemente.

HEY JOE (10)
Description: Clean up after Joe.

After the events at Clemente's building, Joe would be so stricken that he 
somehow decided to kill the bartender at where he's drinking. Drag the body to
and hide it in the boot. You'd need to drive Joe back home before disposing 
the body. 

Once you get into the car, you'll hear the police sirens. You could try to 
out-race them, but I find it easier to just bribe them off ($400-500 needed). 
Pay them off so that you'll get an easier ride home. Drop Joe, and then head 
to Bruski to destroy the car (and the body hidden in the boot). 

Description: Complete Chapter 10.

This is a really long chapter. Joe and you would disguise yourself as cleaners 
with funny moustaches in an attempt to kill Clemente by bombing his office. 
This led to Joe's friend, Marty, being killed in the process. Everyone dies 
except Clemente after the bombing though, and you'll have to chase him down 
(another car chase) to finish him off. Stricken by Marty's death, however, Joe 
ended up killing someone, as mentioned in "Hey Joe". Clean up after him to 
end the chapter.

You don't know who's your friend anymore in this chapter.

Description: Help Leo out of a tricky situation without getting caught.

Falcone wants Leo dead, and he sends Henry to do the dirty job for him. Since 
Leo helped you out of jail earlier, you've a moral obligation to save him. 
Grab a car and drive to his house before the timer ends to trigger the next 

Both Leo and you will begin on the 2nd floor. Now, if Henry finds you two, the 
story would still progress, and Leo would live. However, you'll miss out on 
this achievement. Therefore, it's important that you know the route to lead 
Leo to out of the house without bumping into Henry.

Start by going through the door on the top of the screen. Go straight, and 
then right, then left, past the fireplace. You'll be in a room leading to the 
balcony. Just before the balcony, check to your left for some sheets, Press X 
to "use sheets", and you'll tie the sheets into a rope for both of you to 
escape the house without Henry catching you. 

The achievement unlocks when Leo and you jump down from the balcony.

Description: Settle the score with the Irish once and for all.

Towards the later part of the chapter, the Irish destroys your house. Joe and 
you decide to get even by raiding their hideout. Kill the whole lot (grab the 
shotgun from the bartender and the grease guns lying around to make things 
easier). The Irish leader (forgot his name) will try to escape in a car. Now, 
you could engage in a car chase to try to kill him, but it's really easier if 
you use a grease gun and shoot the tires on his car. This stops him in his 
tracks, making him an easy target. 

Once you kill the leader, the achievement unlocks.

Take note that if the leader drives away and you fail the car chase, the story 
will still progress, but you'll miss this achievement.

Description: Complete Chapter 11.

So many things happen in this one! First, the Leo sitation. Then, you decide 
to teach your brother-in-law a lesson by punching him. Then, your house is 
burnt down by the Irish, and you've to escape with no weapons and in your 
underwear. Then, Joe and you decide to kill the Irish once and for all. And 
all these for 20G? Damn!

Anyway, nothing in this chapter is too tough, except maybe the part where you
need to escape your burning house. You'll have no weapons, and the Irish are 
surrounding the house. It's easy to die here if you get shot a few times (hard 
mode, remember?). This was how I did it:

- ignore the obvious window here
- go into the bathroom
- open the window and jump out
- in the cut-scene, you'll find ambushing Irish
- make a straight dash and take cover in the pool
- heal inside the pool if necessary
- dash out and head straight for any moving car; DO NOT attempt to lock-pick
- you'd get shot a bit but if luck is on your side, you'll find yourself 
  driving now
- Drive off quickly to Joe's place and ignore the Irish

The key to surviving this is how quickly you can get yourself into a car.

Quick summary again for these two chapters.

Description: Complete Chapter 12.

You're into drug-dealing now. Take a loan from Bruno the loanshark to buy your 
goods, and then go to Mr. Wong to buy the drugs. When leaving, fake policemen 
will attempt to hijack your goods. Kill them all, and leave ASAP. Henry is 
injured in the process. Drive him to the El Greco, the mob doctor to end the 

Description: Complete Chapter 13.

Oh my God, Mr. Wong and company kill Henry! You bastards! You want vengeance! 

Take car and tail Mr. Wong him to the Red Dragon Restaurant and kill everyone 
inside. It's a pretty long sequence but there are plenty of cover, so just do 
what you need to do and then leave the place. 

Two easy chapters for a whopping 80G, cool.

In my opinion, this is the toughest chapter in the entire game, and it's all 
because of the part that is now simply known as "chapter 14, warehouse part" 
on various forums.

Description: Pay a visit to an old friend.

First off, pay a visit to Angelo and kill him. Easy 10G. The cut-scenes here 
are similar to the one where Angelo dies in the first game. Pretty cool homage. 
Check youtube for comparisons. 

Description: Learn what it means to be a Scaletta.

Now, this is the "chapter 14, warehouse part". You learnt from the dockers 
that Derek and Steve murdered your father, so you decide to take revenge. Some 
dockers will help you, but they fall like flies, so don't rely on them. Kill 
everyone at the docks using cover. There are about 20 of them if I didn't 
remember wrongly. 

The tough part begins after the docks. Once you enter the warehouse, Derek 
starts throwing molotov cocktail at you. There isn't much cover, and enemies 
will start rushing towards you and shooting you. If you get killed, you'll 
begin at the docks and have to kill all those 20 odd enemies, again!

After being killed countless times in the warehouse, I searched the almighty
internet, and found a few ways to do this part. Here are two of them:

- Car at the back method
  There'll always be a car infront of the warehouse. Drive the car right into 
  the back of the warehouse, and use it for cover. Derek's molotov cocktails 
  cannot hit you here. Kill the two enemies at the back and wait patiently for 
  all the enemies to come down from the stairs. Kill them off, and then go up  
  to kill Derek.

  This method DID NOT work for me, because the car that was spawned was a 
  convertible. I drove the car to the back, and got killed before I could even 
  get out - the car is "topless", you know, which makes me an easy target even 
  when I was in it. I wasn't about to replay the whole chapter just to hope 
  that they spawn a normal car for me, so I used the next method...

- Car in the water method
  ... which is a glitch, but it doesn't affect your achievement. Drive the car 
  into the nearby water. You'll respawn at the docks, but you'll notice that 
  the door to the warehouse is miraculously locked now. Instead, you can take 
  the stairs next to it and open the door to the upper office! Get inside, and 
  you'll have all the cover you need to kill all the enemies outside. Make 
  sure you close the door, and kill everyone who runs towards your location, 
  using the window ledges as cover. Once you kill all of them, go towards 
  Derek and kill him. This is by far the easiest way in my opinion. 

  Take note that there may still be some goons down the stairs. Don't rush 
  out even if you think you've killed everyone.

Once Derek is killed, you'll unlock this achievement. Do remember to take the 
$25000 on his desk before you leave the warehouse. 

Description: Complete Chapter 14.

After the events at the docks, you'll still need to take out Vinci. Go with 
Joe and finish all the objectives (as in, kill them all). Drive Joe to El 
Greco to heal to conclude the chapter.

The last chapter, yeah!

Description: Finish what you started.

See "Tough Nut".

Description: Finish the story on Medium difficulty level or higher.

See "Tough Nut".

Description: Finish the story on Hard difficulty level.

The difficulty achievements are stackable. If you play the game on hard as I 
suggested, you'll unlock both "Made Men" and "Tough Nut" during the end scene. 

The tough part in this chapter begins at the observatory. Take your time and 
don't rush it. Enemies here will kill you quickly if you stick your head out 
too often. Grab the Thompsons that are dropped by dead enemies to smoothen the 

After killing Falcone, Leo greets Joe and you outside. The cut-scenes kinda 
suggest that Joe will die. Poor thing. I'm beginning to like him.

And there, you've unlocked all the story-related achievements in Mafia II. 
Let's move on to the mopping up.

Since you solve most problems in this game by driving, it's small wonder that 
it has tons of achievements involving cars. 

Description: Sell 5 vehicles to Mike Bruski at the scrapyard.

You can get this in Chapter 2, when you first visit Bruski. Just to the left 
of his office is the "crusher", which looks like a container. Drive a car 
inside, and run up the stairs next to it. Press X on top at the machine to 
crush the car. This counts as selling one vehicle to Bruski. 

There are usually two cars parked nearby. Steal both and sell them. Leave the 
junkyard via the left route (where you'll find a "tunnel"). Go beyond the 
tunnel thingy, and run back to the crusher. Two spanking new cars will re-
spawn there for your lock-picking pleasure again. Rinse and repeat until you 
sell five cars.

Description: Sell 5 vehicles to Derek at the dock.

Derek only takes expensive cars. After you get Leo's Ascott Bailey in Chapter 
11, drive it around the docks and its surrounding areas. Usually, a couple 
will spawn. Lock-pick them and bring them to the platform beside the ship to 
"export" them. 

Do this a few tines and the achievement is yours - not forgetting, you've 
already sold one in Chapter 8 (remember the hotrod?).

Description: Upgrade one of your cars one level.

In Chapter 2, Joe will bring you to the bodyshop to change the plates on your 
car to loosen its wanted level. Since Joe is paying, you might as well choose 
to upgrade your car with a basic tuning. You'll get the achievement for free! 

Description: Upgrade one of your cars to the maximum level.

The second level tuning usually costs about $650-700. Once you've enough cash, 
drive the car that was previously tuned to a bodyshop and upgrade it. Easy 

Description: Get all wheels of your car into the air for at least 20 meters 
and then touch the ground again.

In Chapter 8, after you take the Greasers' hotrod, drive it to Derek. Step on 
the gas while you follow the marker to the docks. Along the way, you should 
reach a part of the road that slopes down. If you gather enough speed, your 
car should "fly" down the slope for at least 20 meters, thus giving you this 
achievement. The key to do this here basically speed.

Description: Travel at 125 mph.

Before you attempt this, check that the unit measurements in your game 
statistics page are in miles. If not, change it by using options. 

125 mph is no mean feat. You'll definitely need a fast car. The Ascott Bailey 
that you get from Joe in Chapter 11 will come in handy. After dropping Leo 
off, drive the car (I hope you didn't choose "the other car" in his garage) to 
any bodyshop and upgrade it twice. Drive to the twin bridges (the two 
horizontal yellow thing on the western-central part of the map), and step on 
the gas. You should reach 125 mph with some luck. Use the horn (press X) to 
move any vehicle blocking your path out of the way. 

Description: Drive at least 30 different vehicles.

Refer to this for the cars:

Once you enter a car, the game will treat it as you've "driven" it. Rob/steal 
30 different ones to unlock this. The good thing is the game actually saves 
this progress, so even if you die after driving a few new cars, your count 
will remain. 

Don't worry about going for this deliberately. By the end of the game, you 
should have driven enough to the achievement. Not to mention during the story, 
you'll get to drive various new cars as well.

Description: Travel a total of 50 miles in one vehicle.

This is cumulative throughout the game. Pick a vehicle you like and drive it 
to missions when playing through the story. I've about 38 miles at end-game, 
so I just drove the car around while enjoying the scenery for this one.

Obviously, you'd need to save this car in your garage so that you can retrieve 
it at any time. Don't worry if you've to leave it in the open as you do other 
chores though. It'll return to your garage miraculously whenever you access 
it. You can also check the distance you've clocked on the car through the 
garage legend.

From time to time, drive the car to a gas station and refuel it. If it runs 
out of gas, you'll have to do the 50 miles from scratch. Also make sure that 
the car is not destroyed in any manner. Repair it frequently, even when it's 
with minor bumps.

Description: Keep any vehicle at 30 mph or over for 5 or more minutes.

This could be frustratng to do. I'd suggest using a slower car that doesn't 
drift too much. I did it with the Sherbet 38. 

A route that I used successfully:

- northwestern part of the map, from the left, just before it curves up in a 
  "S" manner
- straight east, until it curves into the tunnels
- straight south until it curves westwards
- straight west until it curves northwards

First off, keep the speed limiter on, so that you don't drive too fast, which 
could result in you running out of roads to do this. Note that the speed limit 
on small roads is 40mph, and on highways, 60mph. Always keep a lookout on your 
speed. I'd suggest keeping it at 40-50 mph even on the highways. 

The curves are the tricky parts, but if you hold onto RT (accelerator) when 
the road curves, the speed should remain. 

I used my iPhone's timer to help for this one. Setting it to five minutes as 
I took the route stated above. The achievement unlocked as I was moving 
northwards in the final bound. 

Just to be safe, do not press start or select as you drive. I got worried and 
pressed select to check the roads, and the achievement didn't unlock even 
though I was above 40 mph throughout, which led me to believe that you must 
do this in one take.

Side tip: you may want to use the car that you're using for "One Careful 
Owner" to do this. Driving this route over and over again adds miles to your 
car rather quickly. Just remember to refuel. 

These are so random, I don't know where to place them.

Description: Buy your first luxury suit.

You'll unlock the shop called "Vongel's" in Chapter 8. At any time after that, 
buy a tailored suit from them to trigger this.

Description: Kill 50 enemies.

This should come naturally as you play through the story. If you're eager to 
get this early, keep retrying mission aftet you kill a bunch. They all add up. 

Description: Kill a total of 30 enemies using melee attacks.

Chapter 6 adds some to this total, but it's kinda hard to do this in the 
streets without an eager policeman ruining your fun. To do this easily, drive 
to the docks (Derek's location) and pick fights with the dockers there. Keep 
killing them until the achievement unlocks. Even though you'll get a wanted 
level on you with your serial killing, no policeman would come over to this 
part of the world to trouble you.

Description: Kill 5 enemies in rapid succession with a headshot.

I find this the easiest to do in Chapter 5, when you need to kill the "Fat 
Man" with the buzzsaw. When the shoot-out begins, you should notice two men 
running into the door on the right. Headshot one of them to begin the rout. 

This leaves four goons across the streets who basically stand there shooting 
at you without much cover or running around. Pick them out with headshots one 
by one, and this achievement is yours.

I understand that a lot of people are saying do this in Chapter 1, but person-
ally I've no success there because I'm a lousy shooter, and the enemies in 
Chapter 1 moves around too much for me to aim. The plus points of using my 
method are:

- enemies don't take much cover, and they don't move around, making them easy 
- the distance between you and the enemies are closer
- there's only room for one at the window that you're shooting, so your AI 
  partner won't be able to steal your kills
- if you fail with the headshots, simply retry mission, and you'll begin at 
  the window immediately to try again

Description: The police want you dead. Survive for 10 minutes!

This is easiest done on Chapter 4, after the failed robbery attempt at the 
mall. Joe would've left with the loot, leaving you alone in an alley. There 
are three easy ways to do this:

- the armor truck method
  Since you're on four stars, the police would've introduce the armor truck 
  (some white van thing). Get into one and drive around, never leaving the 
  police out of sight. You'll never die.

- the alley method
  This was how I did it. I lured a police car into the alley, and use the lone 
  crate at the dead end as cover. The car stopped right infront of me, and the 
  policeman stepped out of the car to try to kill me. However, since the alley 
  is too narrow, he couldn't get to me at all, being blocked by (take this) his 
  car door! He simply stood there the whole time looking at me, while I went 
  out of the room grabbing a sandwich and juice. 

- the gas station method
  Grab a car and drive to a gas station. Run in, close the door, and take 
  cover behind the counter. If done right, the policemen should all stand out-
  side the station. Take a pot shot at them periodically to keep your wanted 
  level at four stars. 

Description: Rob 5 stores in under 5 minutes.

To rob a store, run up to the cashier and press B to push him/her. Then go to 
the cash register and press X to rob the money. You can use a gun, but I'd 
suggest against it since using it would raise your wanted level faster. 

Robbing five in five may sound tedious, but it's actually quite easy. An easy 

- clothing store just south of the twin bridges
- gas station south of the above clothing store
- clothing store east of the above gas station
- gas station to the northeast of the above clothing store
- clothing store just to the northwest of the above gas station

This route is basically a u-shape on the map, which makes it easy to drive 
since the roads are relatively straight,

Description: Find at least one collectible in the game.

There are two types of collectibles in this game: Playboy Magazines (50) and 
Wanted Poster (159). Find either one of these to unlock the achievement.

Refer to "Ladies' Man" and "Card Sharp" for more details.

Description: Find all of the Playboy magazines.

The weird thing with these is that they're all chapters-specific. If you miss 
one within a chapter, you'll have to replay the whole chapter to find it. 

Use the videos from to find all 50 of them:

My personal favorites are 28, 36, 40 and 42, just for the record.

Description: Find all of the Wanted posters.

There are 159 wanted posters in this game. I went through the whole game with-
out finding a single one, which actually helps the mopping up.

Use youtube for these (recommended to start with zero posters found):

Thanks to K2IProductions with the vids.

The hardest to get poster must be the one on the rooftop near Joe's house. The 
guys at has a video:

Even so, it took me about two hours and countless retries to finally hit the 
sweet spot. 

The rest of the posters are easy as long as you follow the videos.

The Jimmy's Vendetta DLC for Mafia II was released on 7th September, 2010. It
costs 800 microsoft points. Unlike the main story, this DLC has more free-roam 
but next to zero story. You can choose which missions to do at your own time, 
and you finally get to save your progress in safehouses. It also has a unique 
scoring system, which award you points for actions you do. For example, speed-
ing, drifting, killing someone, blowing up cars, etc. You also get multipliers 
for doing these things in succession. Yes, Jimmy's Vendetta is an arcade 

I've yet to unlock all the achievements, but they do look like a major grind-
fest. Note that playing on hard mode will give you a neat +100% bonus, so I'd 
suggest doing so as there's an achievement related to scoring a million points 
in the game (crap!).

All missions in this DLC are timed, and you'll get time bonuses for completing 
them quickly. 

Description: Complete your first mission in "Jimmy's Vendetta".

Jail-break mission that reminded me of Saints Row 2. Just punch anyone in your 
way, run to the marker and you're good to go. Try to get a high score by keep-
ing your multiplers. 

Description: Achieve a 10x point multiplier in "Jimmy's Vendetta".

You get multipliers for kills, headshots, blowing up cars, etc. I got this in 
the second mission of the DLC, which requires you to drive to the docks and 
destroy four cars. There are about six enemies there, which pretty much adds 
up. To make things easier, play on easy on a separate save slot.

Drive to the location to find the first two cars and one enemy. Shoot the gas 
tank (on the back of the car) on the nearest car to blow it up. This should 
take out the enemy as well. Blow up the next car, and then run to the next 
two (check map for location). Blow them up with your multiplier still up. Upon 
destroying these two cars, you should have a x6 multiplier. 

Now, run forward to take on the enemies head on. Sweep the floor with your 
shotgun (one of your two default weapons) quickly, and you'd get a x10 multi-
plier in no time.

Description: Destroy 100 vehicles in "Jimmy�s Vendetta."

Destroy cars by shooting their gas tanks or throwing a grenade at them. This 
is cumulative. You could destroy a few, get killed by policemen, and the 
progress would be saved.

You'd probably get this over the course of the game, since you'd need to 
destroy a fair bit of cars to keep your multipler up. Or you could just grind 
it through by shooting every car in sight. 

Description: Kill 100 enemies by headshots in "Jimmy's Vendetta."

Pretty straightforward. Shooting enemies and cops both count towards this 
achievement. I find it easy to get headshots with the machine guns, but 
that's just me. 

Description: Kill 1,000 enemies "Jimmy's Vendetta."

Strangely, only enemies that give you points when killed count towards this 
achievement. Cops could be shooting you when you're messing things up, but 
killing them wouldn't add to the count. Even stranger, if you kill these cops 
who are disrupting your mission progress by headshots, the headshots actually 
get registered towards your "Sharpshooter" achievement. 

I don't think you could hit 1,000 enemies within the mission structure. You 
could replay missions to farm this. Just kill the enemies, and reload last 
checkpoint to retry and until you get. 

Description: Drive a total of 1,000 miles in vehicles in "Jimmy's Vendetta."

I'm 50% into the game now, and I've clocked only 76.xx miles. Damn you, 2K 

I'd forsee myself driving around aimlessly upon completing the game just to 
farm this. Use the bridges and the route mentioned in "Cruise Control" to 
speed things up a bit.

You don't need to do this in one vehicle. 

Description: Finish all Car Dealer missions in "Jimmy's Vendetta."

Car dealer missions are depicted by a green icon with a car logo inside it. 
They're pretty straightforward - go to a location, steal a required car, and 
drive it to the stated location. 

Some of them are tricky because:

- enemies may guard them, so you'd need to kill the enemies first before 
  taking the car
- enemmies may drive them, and they'll shoot you when you pull them out of the 
- the car's handling is sensitive and drifts alot, making it hard for you to 
  control them
- the car is slow, making it tough to reach the location on time

Still, they're generally not hard. Just make sure you complete all these 
missions to get the achievement. 

Description: Finish "Jimmy's Vendetta" on any difficulty level.

There are about 30 story missions in the DLC. Complete them all for a hefty 
100G. You could dumb it down by playing on easy, but you probably wouldn't get 
the "Millionaire" achievement this way. 

Description: Earn 1,000,000 points in "Jimmy's Vendetta."

Possibly the hardest achievement in this game. You get points for kills, head-
shots, blowing up cars, etc. The key to getting a high score is to keep your 
multiplier up. In a bout of enemies, try to register headshots on all of them 
to maximize your points. On many missions, you may have to die a few times to 
study the pattern of where the enemies spawn, and run quickly towards the 
next batch when you clear one batch. Multipliers are the essence of getting 

Also note that playing on medium nets you a +50% bonus of your total score, 
and hard , +100%. It's considerably harder to chain multipliers on hard since 
you get killed rather easily. I'm 50% into the game now (on hard), and I only 
have 220,000+ points. I'll try to play on medium and see whether it helps if 
I could chain the multipliers easier. Do not play on easy because you'd most 
definitely not get 1 million points with it. 

Another set of points that I think would be added to your score is your "city 
score". This is added when you free-roam the game without doing missions, and 
is found on the top right corner of your screen. You can blow up cars, drift, 
gain velocity (i.e., speed) to add points to this score. If all else fails, 
destroy 10,000 cars for 1 million city score points. :D

--> NOTE: City score adding to the 1 million total is not confirmed yet. I'll 
test it after I complete the game, but it'll take a long, long time. 

Description: Kill your enemies in "Jimmy's Vendetta" with every weapon 
             available in the game.

You buy weapons from three types of shops:

- normal gunshops (gun icon on map)
- Harry (top left corner of map)
- Giuseppe (middle of map, where you learnt lock-picking with Joe as Vito)

Simply buy everything from them, including thrown weapons. One of the weapons 
cannot be purchased (see below).

The weapons you need:

Machine Guns
- Thompson 1928 (Harry)                         [  ]
- MP40 (Harry)                                  [  ]
- .38 SMG (Harry)                               [  ]
- Grease Gun (Harry)                            [  ]
- Thompson M1A1 (pick up from dead enemies)     [  ]

- Magnum (all)                                  [  ]
- 1911 Special (Giuseppe)                       [  ]
- 1911 Semi (default)                           [  ]
- C96 Pistol (Harry)                            [  ]
- .38 Revolver (gunshops)                       [  ]

- Shotgun (default)                             [  ]
- M1 Garand (gunshops)                          [  ]
- Kar98 Rifle (Harry)                           [  ]

Thrown Weapons
- Grenade (Harry)                               [  ]
- Molotov Cocktail (Giuseppe)                   [  ]

That's all for now. I'll include more tips as I unlock the rest of the DLC 

I consider the guide complete at this point in time. I hope it's a good help 
for people who're stuck, and a good read for those who just wanted to read 
something. Feedback/ better ways to do achievements are welcomed at the usual 
email address. 

Version 1.00: Guide completed (9/6).
Version 1.25: Jimmy's Vendetta DLC added (9/9).

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