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Achievement Guide

by neeker


                      XBOX 360 ACHIEVEMENT GUIDE V. 1.00

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                                  By: neeker
                           Gamertag: Optimus Neeker


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1.  Contact Information
2.  Introduction
3.  Achievements 
    - Don's View
    - Crime Rings and Compounds
    - Story Events
    - Favors 
    - Banks and Safes
    - Execution Styles
    - Firearms
    - Family Tree
    - Killing Mobsters

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The Godfather II is loosely based on the classic movie of the same name. For 
those who've played the first game, you'll find this game pretty familiar. 
There are some notable inclusions (Don's View) and exclusions (yeah, no more 
hidden items collection side quest!), but the game still plays pretty much the 
same. As compared to the first game, however, this game is so much easier to 
get the full 1,000G, and the purpose of this guide is to tell you how to get 

As usual, I'll do this guide by putting the achievements into categories:

- Don's View
- Crime Rings and Compounds
- Story Events
- Favors 
- Banks and Safes
- Execution Styles
- Firearms
- Family Tree
- Killing Mobsters

The cowardly and/ or lazy way of doing things - send someone to die while you 
go for a pee break!

Description: Create a Mobster using MobFace

Once you start the game, you'll be asked to create a character using the Mob-
Face tool. Just do whatever you want to your appearance, and click ok to 
accept to unlock this.

You can change your appearance at any time later. To do so, press Start to go 
into Don's View, and select "Your Family" to access your Family Tree. Click A 
on your photo, press LB or RB to move to the "MobFace" tab, and make the 

Description: Send your men to bomb a venue from the Don's View

See "Pullling the Strings".

Description: Send your men to attack a venue from the Don's View

Press start to go into Don's View, and then select a business that you want to 
bomb or attack. Select any crew member and click ok to proceed. You'll get the 
achievement immediately. The outcome of the bombing/ attack attempt does not 

Note that if your attack fails, the person you send for the job will usually 
be out of action for a period of time. 

Description: Max out all guards at a venue

After you take over a business, you'll be prompted to press start to allocate 
the number of guards at the location. The earlier joints you take over have 
low requirements (some max at about 8 guards). Simply allocate the maximum 
number available to unlock the achievement. You can quit out and reload last 
save if you want.

You love killing people and taking over their hard-earned money!

Description: Control your first Crime Ring

To take over a joint, kill all the guards there, and look for this person with 
a "Godfather" icon above them, i.e., the owner. Press LT+RT to grab this 
person to raise his/ her pressure level (see top right corner of screen). Once 
it reaches the "success" point, release him/ her, and press Y to take over the 
business. You can continue to grab him/ her to increase the amount of money 
you receive, but make sure you don't go over the "boiling point", since the 
owner will go berserk and you'll not be able to take the joint. 

You can also make use of weak spots to make the taking over easier. For 
example, some owners are scared of jabs and punches, some are scared of 
property damage. If you manage to find these weaknesses prior to grabbing 
them, it'll make it easier for you to raise the bar to the "success" point. 
Finding these weak spots also give you a +25% bonus for the amount you manage 
to squeeze out of the owner.  

Now, crime rings. When you check the map in Don's View, you'll notice that most 
rackets that you can take over have an additional information about the crime 
ring it belongs to. Taking over all rackets in the same crime ring will net you 
a bonus, like bulletproof vests, larger ammo clips and such. 

The first crime ring you'll take over would be Prostitution. The two rackets 
in this ring are Sweet Life Bakery and La Maison Rouge. Simply go to these 
places with your Soldier(s), and do the thing mentioned above. The bonus for 
controlling this crime ring is Brass Knuckles (your punches are stronger).

Description: Control three Crime Rings

As you continue to take over businesses, you'll eventually own three crime 
rings. You won't be able to proceed the story unless you take over crime rings 
anyway. Together with the Prostitution one that you've gathered earlier, just 
do any two more to get this achievement quickly. 

See "Organized Crime" for a list of crime rings.

Description: Control three Crime Rings

See "Three Crime Rings".

Description: Control all Crime Rings

The last Crime Rings can be found in Cuba. Some of the joints here have 28 
guards, so just bring enough crew members and make these enemies eat lead. 
This would just come normally as you can't complete the game without taking 
over everything.

Below are all the crime rings and their respective shop names/ locations:

Casino Imperial             : Cuba
Casino Havana               : Cuba
Jersey Sports Bar           : Florida
Ausiello's Bar and Grill    : Florida

--> BONUS: Incendiary Ammo

Battaglia Cement Depot      : Cuba
Battaglia Quarry            : Cuba
Battaglia Masonry           : Cuba
Battaglia Cement Factory    : Cuba

--> BONUS: Carry More Explosives

Bertolli Thrift Company     : Florida
Lansky's Deli               : Florida
Emilio's Packing Company    : Florida

--> BONUS: Bulletproof Vests

Global Crushers             : Cuba
Global Towing               : Cuba
Global Imports              : Cuba
Global Storage              : Florida

--> BONUS: Armored Cars

Corazon de Oro              : Cuba
Luscious Entertainment      : Florida
The Aristocrat              : Florida
Foreplay Picture            : Florida

--> BONUS: Cheaper GUards

La Maison Rouge             : New York
Sweet Life Bakery           : New York

--> BONUS: Brass Knuckles

SaniCo Truck Depot          : Florida
SaniCo Hauling Depot        : Florida
SaniCo Dump & Disposal      : New York
SaniCo Incineration         : New York

--> BONUS: Double Crime Ring Income 

ABF Ltd. Construction Site  : Florida
Astoria Construction Site   : Florida
S&L Construction Site       : Florida

--> BONUS: Bombed Buildings Rebuild Faster

Basso Oil Fill & Go         : Florida
Basso Oil Express           : Florida
Basso Oil Depot             : Florida
Basso Oil Refinery          : Florida

--> BONUS: Bigger Ammo Clips

Description: Control all extortable businesses

There are nine venues that do not have any crime ring information. These are 
extortable rackets that give to +5% income upon controlling them, primarily 
through money laundering. The names of these joints are:

Appliance King
Richie's Tavern
The Empire Room

Berry's Pawnbrokers
Elite Diner
Active Electronics
Las Palmas
Corman Drive-In Theater

Juan Sizzlio's

Description: Eliminate a rival family by successfully bombing their compound

To eliminate a rival family, you must bomb their compound. This means that you  
should bring a demolitions guy along. In order to attack a compound, you must 
first take over all the businesses of said family. 

Your first rival family is the Carmine Rosato's. Simply go to his compound and 
kill everyone in sight. Find the "firecracker" icon in the building (locations 
varies for different compounds). I'd suggest that before you ask you guy to 
place a bomb, familiarize yourself with the escape route - if you actually 
stay in the compound when the bomb goes on, you die! 

Once the bomb is planted, you should see a timer on screen. Quickly run out of 
the building and wait for the bomb to go off. It's ok to stay near the 
building. As long as you're not in it, you should be alright. 

Description: Eliminate two rival families

The second family you take out should be the Granados. As usual, take over all 
their business, bomb their compound.

Description: Eliminate three rival families

Should be Tony Rosato and friends, or you can destroy the Manganos first. It's 
up to you, really. Do the usual. 

Description: Eliminate four rival families

Should be the Manganos, or Tony Rosato's friends, depending on who you iced 

Description: Eliminate all rival families

The Almeidas are the last to go. All the rival families achievements will 
unlock upon the bombing of their compounds. They've the toughest enemies in 
the game (apart from the police). 

Things happen in a story, and you get points when they do!

Description: Accept Tom Hagen as your Consigliere

This happens when you return to New York, after Michael has landed in some hot 
soup. After Hagen becomes your Consigliere, he'll appear in your Family Tree, 
to the right of you. 

Description: Unlock all Safehouses

This one unlocks once you talk to Henry Mitchell, upon your first visit to 
Cuba. Unlike the first game, there's no need to fight through waves of enemies 
to take over a safehouse. 

CIA? DOA (25)
Description: Eliminate Henry Mitchell

This mission comes close towards the end of the game. You simply have to go to 
the green X on the map and kill Mitchell. He has some firepower around him, 
but I manage to solo this mission without much problems. He's on the second 
level of the location. Just go up the stairs, kill the enemies across the 
balcony, and then continue up until the roof. Kill the remaining enemies, and  
Mitchell will appear soon after. Finish him off for an easy achievement.

Description: Eliminate Hyman Roth

This is the final mission of the game. After destroying all the five families, 
return to Florida. Roth is at the airport. Your job is simple - kill him! 
First drive to the airport. Then, go to the green "X" spot and bribe the guard 
there. Go into the room near him and take the stairs up. 

Once up there, plenty of goons will start firing at you from all angles. Stay 
crouch and in cover as much as you can. It's advisable to bring two medics for 
this mission just in case one of them dies before you could revive him. 

After killing off the first wave of attacks, go towards the green "X" spot. 
More enemies will spill out from nowhere, so repeat the killing process until 
everything that moves is shot down.

Now, you can run up to Roth and plant a bullet (or ten) into him. I didn't 
even bother talking to him. 

Upon Roth's "departure", you'll need to escape the police. As you may've found 
out by now, the police are quite a force to be dealt with in this game, 
especially those super drivers that will hunt you down in trucks and bump your 
car all over the place. Solution? Go into Don's View, and mark your safehouse 
as destination. It's pretty nearby, and you should reach it easily as compared 
to your end mission location, the Manganos Compound. 

Drive (safely) to the safehouse, and hide inside to remove all level of police 
attention. Stay in the house for a little while more, until the coast is 
almost clear. You can now leave the safehouse and drive to the compound without 
any police chasing you. 

Once you reach the compound, the achievement will unlock.

"Congratulations! You've completed Godfather II, and Fredo is dead!"

Do people a favor, get achievement points!

Description: Eliminate 5 made men with the appropriate kill condition

Before you actually bomb Carmine's compound, you may have noticed random NPCs 
in the streets with "key" icons above them. These NPCs give out information on 
how to kill the made men from your rivals, in exchange for favors. The favors 
are usually one of the following:

- Burglary : you must bring a safecracker to crack a safe in a building
- Bomb     : you must bring a demolitions expert to bomb a building
- Beatdown : you must melee attack the target but don't kill him/ her
- Murder   : you must kill the target by any means
- Sabotage : you must use a melee weapon to smash objects in a shop

The favors are random. Note that you may be required to bomb or steal from 
your own businesses when doing these favors. Also, in the event that you've 
already cracked a safe in a Burglary location, the safe will be locked again 
for you to complete the favor.

Upon completing these missions, you'll be given the kill condition of your 
rival's made men. The conditions are listed as follow, with many thanks to the 
guys at

Carmine Rosato
Capo       : Norman Rossi - Execute him with a pistol.
Soldier    : Jimmy Guidalatto - Throw him into the East River.
Soldier    : Franklin Credi - Strangle the life out of him.
Soldier    : Clyde Lando - Run him over with a car.

Tony Rosato
Capo       : Leroy Castellani - Tenderize him with a melee weapon execution.
Capo       : Gary Lamberteschi - Brutalize him with a punch execution.
Capo       : Philip Giotti - Toss him off a high ledge.
Soldier    : Bill Ciompi - Choke him with the garrote wire.
Soldier    : Richard Chiechi - Tenderize him with a melee weapon execution.
Soldier    : Jimmy Vecchio - Put a bullet between his eyes with a headshot.
Soldier    : Jerry Gallo - Hurl a glass bottle at him for the final blow.
Soldier    : Clarence Pucci - Strangle the life out of him.

Underboss  : Stanley Jimenez - Strangle the life out of him.
Capo       : Theodore Ruiz - Go clubbing - kill him with a melee weapon.
Capo       : Johnny Salazar - Serve him a Molotov Cocktail.
Capo       : Anthony Espinoza - Get a clean shot with the sniper rifle.
Soldier    : Paul Morales - Let a Bruiser shank him from behind.
Soldier    : Thomas Ramos - Toast him with any kind of explosive.
Soldier    : Harry Reyes - Put a bullet between his eyes.
Soldier    : Bruce Rivera - Bloody him up using only your fists.

Consigliere: Paulo Riccitello - Blow up the Mangano Compund.
Underboss  : Provenzano Porco - Teach him to fly - toss him off a high ledge.
Underboss  : Giorgio Strozzi - Break his bones with any melee weapon execution.
Capo       : Doffo Spini - Slam him into a wall until he croaks.
Capo       : Baldo Campi - Revoke his license by killing him with a car.
Soldier    : Luchino Uliari - Make it look like a "traffic accident."
Soldier    : Giovanni Corbinelli - Get a clean shot with the sniper rifle.
Soldier    : Jacopo Vanni - Drop him with a Magnum execution.
Soldier    : Guccio Ferrara - Slam him against a wall until he dies.

Consigliere: Angel de la Paz - Blow up the Almeida Compound.
Underboss  : Payo Saavedra - Make some holes with a shotgun execution.
Underboss  : Ramon Valiente - Shoot him in the knees, then show him no mercy.
Capo       : Juan Mazon - Execute him up-close and personal with a rifle.
Capo       : Raul Limonta - Crack his skull with any melee weapon execution.
Capo       : Jaime Fesser - Bash his brains onto a casket.
Soldier    : Pablo Benitez de Lugo - Make him eat lead with any automatic 
             weapon execution.
Soldier    : Baltasar Barreto - Serve him a Molotov Cocktail. 

If you accidentally kill these mobsters with other methods, they'll recover  
after a while for you to try again. They'll die permanently only if you do the 
correct kill condition. When they die this way, they'll not appear in their 
respective compound when you attempt to bomb it, making it supposedly easier 
to complete the task.

Now, to get this achievement, you'd only need to do any of the above five 
kills. There's no need to do every one of them, since it wastes too much time. 
This game is no way as difficult as the first, so even if they do appear in 
the compound when you attack, they wouldn't give you much problems. They'll 
also die permanently after you bomb their compound, anyway. 

As such, I'll recommend that you do the first four (Carmine Rosato's) plus any 
one from Tony Rosato or the Granados to get this achievement. 

Description: Earn one of each favor

The description is not clear for this one, but if you go to Don's View and 
cycle to "Collectible", you should be able to find a table for "Corrupt 
Officials". These officials are found on fixed locations on the map. You'd 
need to do one unique favor for them, in return for some specified favors that 
you can call upon whenever you need them (for example, call off police). 

You must complete all 12 of such favors to unlock the achievement. 

The list of officials that you must help are as follow:

Official  : Leon Brinker
Favor     : Rapid Recovery
Location  : In-between the two SaniCo joints, close to the Airport

Official  : Victor Grosser
Favor     : Rebuild Bombed Businesses
Location  : Beside The Empire Room, near to your Safehouse

Official  : Ken Jameson
Favor     : Call off Police
Location  : Near the Police Station, in-between Appliance King and Sweet Life

Official  : Matthew Tilden
Favor     : Granados Sting
Location  : Luscious Entertainment

Official  : Joey Katz
Favor     : Tony Rosato Sting
Location  : Near Emilio's Packing Company

Official  : Pedro Ilievarra
Favor     : Call off Police
Location  : Just beside Bertolli Thrift Company

Official  : Lt.Gov.Robert Rizzo
Favor     : Rapid Recovery
Location  : Along the coastline near Active Electronics and South Beach 

Official  : Wayne Reisdorf
Favor     : Call off Police
Location  : Just beside SaniCo Hauling Depot

Official  : Charlie Green
Favor     : Bridge Access to Warehouse
Location  : Near Las Palmas
Note      : This one is unmissable - you'd need him to lower the drawbridge so
            that you can attack Global Storage, which is part of the story 

Official  : Jaime Agassiz
Favor     : Almeida Sting
Location  : Near the Police Station    

Official  : Juan-Pablo del Monte
Favor     : Free Made Men from Jail
Location  : At the circular area, near the Bank (Banco de Cuba)

Official  : Maria Torres
Favor     : Mangano Sting
Location  : In front of the Battaglia Masonry, near the Airport
This achievement is reported to be glitched for some people. There are no 
known causes or solutions to this glitch at this moment. All I can suggest is 
that you play the game when you're online, because I remember there being a 
patch the moment I loaded this game on release date. Playing the game online 
ensures that you don't miss out on anything that EA patches. 

You do not own a business until you crack its safe!

Description: Crack five Safes

Every business you take over has a safe, or two. As such, you should always 
bring a safecracker along when you attack a joint. Earlier in the game, you 
won't be able to bring one, so as and when you employ one, go back to those 
joints you took over earlier and ransacked the safes. You should easily get 
five safes for this achievement before you leave New York for Florida.

For the list of all safes, refer to "Safecracker". 

Description: Crack all Safes

Most safes are easily found when you take over a joint. They're mostly found 
in the room where the owner is. I'll list all the locations that have safes 
below, with pointers on the harder-to-find ones.

The sequence of this list is from your Don's View -> Safes option, from top 
to bottom, left to right:

La Maison Rouge
Carmine Rosato Compound
The Empire Room
SaniCo Dump and Disposal
Liberty Banking*
Richie's Tavern
New York Federal Building**
Tony Rosato Compound
SaniCo Incineration
Appliance King
Sweet Life Bakery

Jersey's Sports Bar
Global Storage
Elite Diner
Las Palmas
bertolli Thrift Company
Berry's Pawnbrokers
Basso Oil Fill & Go
Active Electronics
Mangano Compound
Lansky's Deli
Security 1st Savings and Loan*
ABF Ltd. Construction Site
Emilio's Packing Company
Basso Oil Express
SaniCo Truck Depot
Basso Oil Depot
Corman Drive-In Theater
Basso Oil Refinery
Astoria Construction Site
Luscious Entertainment
SaniCo Hauling Depot
The Aristocrat
Foreplay Pictures
Granados Compound
Merit Credit Union*
Ausiello's Bar and Grill
S&L Construction Site
Florida Airport***

Casino Imperial
Global Crushers
Casino Havana
Juan Sizzlio's
Corazon de Ore
Global Towing
Battaglia Cement Depot
Global Imports
Almeida Compound
Battaglia Quarry
Battaglia Masonry
Battaglia Cement Factory
Banco de Cuba*

* All are banks. Apart from breaking into the vault, you must crack the safes 
within the vault.

** You only enter the New York Federal Building twice, during missions. One of 
them is when you're required to still some items from the safe there, another 
is during Michael Corleone's trial. Note that there are TWO safes in this 
building. As you enter, go to the left side of the building to find one, and 
the return to the middle, and go right to find the other.

*** Access to the safe at Florida Airport will be granted after a certain 
point of the story. Enter the airport from the right, and you should see a 
small alley with two guards with the "$" icon above them. Bribe them to go 
into the room that they're guarding. The safe is inside.  

Description: Heist your first bank

The first bank you can heist is the Liberty Banking, located in New York. The 
easiest way to heist a bank is to do the following:

- bring an Engineer, a Demolitions man and a Safecracker
- get the Engineer to cut power
- go to the back of the bank to find the "bomb" icon, and get the Demolitions 
  man to bomb it
- enter the vault from the bombed wall, and sweep everything off the shelves
- get the Safecracker to crack the safe in the vault
- pick up the final loot and escape through the bombed wall
- return to yur safehouse

You must return to the safehouse to make the heist count. 

It's advisable that you attempt this when you've unlock the Bulletproof Vest 
bonus (from controlling the Diamond Smuggling crime ring) before you do this. 
It makes it so much easier since you pretty much can't die with that thing on, 
as long as you run as fast as you can. 

BAG MAN (20)
Description: Heist all banks

There are only four banks in this game:

Liberty Banking

Merit Credit Union
Security 1st Savings and Loan

Banco de Cuba

Killing someone is not enough, you must do it in style. Fire a round into 
someone's mouth, punch an iron rod through the eyes of another. You get points 
for doing all these!

Description: Complete 10 execution styles

When you shoot or melee an enemy a few times, he'll be in "dizzy" state. If 
you walk up now and press RS with your weapons (guns or melee) or bare hands, 
you'll do an "execution" move. 

There are a total of 36 execution styles, two for all weapons, a few more for 
Blackhand attacks, and some environmental. For list of all executions, see 
"Executions in Style".

Description: Complete all execution styles

List of all execution styles below. For "standing", it means that the mobster 
must be standing when you do a RS execution. For "kneeling", the mobster must 
be kneeling down when you execute. Do make a mobster kneel down, shoot him in 
the kneels.

Note that even though Don's View -> Exeuction Styles show your kill record for 
mobsters, police and innocents, only kills on mobsters will add to this 

High Fall Kills       : Throw victim off a high ledge
Low Fall Kills        : Throw victim through a ground-floor window
Table Slam            : Slam victim onto a table or counter
Wall Slam             : Slam victim into a wall
Road Rage             : Run over victim with a car

Headshot              : Death by any headshot
Kneecap               : Shot in the knees
Disarms               : Shoot in the shoulder, and make victim drop his gun
Pistol Standing       : Do a RS execution with a pistol
Pistol Kneeling       : Do a RS execution with a pistol
Shotgun Standing      : Do a RS execution with a shotgun
Shotgun Kneeling      : Do a RS execution with a shotgun
Magnum Standing       : Do a RS execution with a magnum
Magnum Kneeling       : Do a RS execution with a magnum
Machine Gun Standing  : Do a RS execution with a machine gun
Machine Gun Kneeling  : Do a RS execution with a machine gun
Rifle Standing        : Do a RS execution with a rifle
Rifle Kneeling        : Do a RS execution with a rifle

NOTE: For rifles, scoping is not required.

Explosion Kills       : Death by a dynamite or bomb

Garrote               : Choke victim with the garrote wire
Strangle              : Choke victim by strangling him
Punch                 : Kill victim with any non-execute punch attack
Grabbed               : Kill victirm with any non-execute grab attack
Neck Snap Kills       : Kill someone using the neck snap skill
Bare-handed Standing  : Do a RS execution with bare fists
Bare-handed Kneeling  : Do a RS execution with bare fists

NOTE: For Neck Snap, you must upgrade your character to learn the Neck Snap 
Skill. You perform this skill using the Garrote.

Nightstick Standing  : Do a RS execution with a nightstick
Nightstick Kneeling  : Do a RS execution with a nightstick
Bottle Kills         : Throw a bottle to make the killing blow
Melee Weapon         : kill someone normally with any melee weapon
Bat Standing         : Do a RS execution with a bat
Bat Kneeling         : Do a RS execution with a shotgun
Tire Iron Standing   : Do a RS execution with a tire iron
Tire Iron Kneeling   : Do a RS execution with a tire iron
Pool Cue Standing    : Do a RS execution with a pool cue
Pool Cue Kneeling    : Do a RS execution with a pool cue

Bats, tire irons and pool cues can be found at Berry's Pawnbrokers in Florida. 
Nightsticks can be found by killing a policeman with melee weapons (he'll 
drop it upon death). Bottles are found in most diners (e.g., Juan Sizzlio's).

You should get many of these just by playing the game normally. Ideally, you 
should try to do this before you bomb the last family, so that you get more 
mobsters to kill. If you happen to have already killed off all five families 
and completed the story missions, you can still get this achievement by going 
to the Casino Imperial in Cuba. There's a roadblock there with three dudes in 
green military uniform. These are "Cuban Rebels" that happen to fall under the 
"mobster" category. After killing them off with the desired execution style, 
simply drive off for a distance and return. They'd have respawn for you to 
rinse and repeat. This is not foolproof though, since it'd be very difficult 
to pull off high fall kills here, for example.

It's advisable that when farming these executions, try not to bring your crew
members. This is because they tend to be trigger-happy, and may kill off the 
mobster whom you're trying to do the execution on. If you definitely must 
bring them, use the "B" button to order them to rest at some place further 
away from the action. This should make things easier for you.

You love guns, and you want to find them all for some easy achievement points!

Description: Find a Level 2 firearm upgrade

Each gun has three levels. Simply find a Level 2 firearm and this should 
unlock. You can get this early in the game by bringing an Arsonist to the 
Corleone Compound. As you enter the gate, turn left to find a "fire" icon near 
some bushes. Set a fire there to find the Sawed-Off Shotgun (Lv.2 Shotgun).

Description: Find a Level 3 firearm upgrade

The first one you come across should be at the Global Storage Chop Shop, after 
you do a favor for Charlie Green to lower the drawbridge leading to this 

Description: Collect all Level 2 and 3 firearm upgrades

All firearms location, thanks to the guys at the boards: 

Lv.1 Tommy Gun            : Acquired from start
Lv.2 MP38                 : Florida, Granados Compound, 2F
Lv.3 Modified AK-47       : Cuba, Battaglia Masonry, take the ladder down to 
                            the underground tunnels
Lv.1 .357 Magnum          : Acquired from start
Lv.2 .44 Magnum Force     : New York, Carmine Rosato's Compound, 2F
Lv.3 .501 Magnum Enforcer : Cuba, just left of the lighthouse near the 
                            Battaglia Quarry Chop Shop

Lv.1 Pistol               : Acquired from start
Lv.2 Silenced Pistol      : Florida, found during a mission when you need to 
                            rescue one of Roth's soldiers
Lv.3 Delta M1911          : Florida, Mangano's Compound, 2F

Lv.1 Sniper Rifle         : Acquired from start
Lv.2 Spitzer Centerfire   : Florida, Emilio's packing company, Rooftop - you'd 
                            need an Engineer to cut the fence leading to it
Lv.3 Vintovka SR-98       : Cuba, Almeida Compound, 2F

Lv.1 Shotgun              : Acquired from start
Lv.2 Sawed-off            : New Yor, Corleone's Compound, left of the main 
                            gate behind some bushes - burn bushes with 
Lv.3 Schofield Semi-Auto  : Florida, Global Storage Chop Shop

These achievements involve your crew members. Recruit, upgrade and promote - 
be the boss!

Description: Recruit your first Soldier

After the events in Cuba, you return to New York to take over your family. 
For your first mission here, you'll be asked to recruit a Soldier. There are 
two guys with a "$" sign above them. Talk to either of them to find out their 
specialty, and recruit whichever one you require. 

Note that different members have different skills. The skills are as below: 

- Medic        : heals you when you're dead
- Arson        : sets fire at specified points with "fire" icon
- Safecracker  : unlocks safes/ doors at specified points with "safe" icon
- Bruiser      : kicks down locked doors at specified points with "punch"
- Engineer     : cut fences/ power supplies at specified points with "cut" 
- Demolitions  : bomb specified points with "firecracker" icon

The first two guys you meet should be either a Medic or an Arson. I took the 
Medic simply due to his healing ability. 

Description: Upgrade one of your made men's skills or weapons

After recruiting a Soldier, go to Don's View -> Your Family, and click on his 
profile. Now, upgrade any one of his attributes to unlock this achievement. 

Description: Promote one of your made men to Capo

As you progress through the story, your contacts will eventually remind you to 
promote one of your Soldiers to the position of Capo. When prompted, go to 
Don's View -> Your Family, and click on the person you want to upgrade. Press 
RT to promote him. 

Description: Promote one of your made men to Underboss

As you progress through the story, your contacts will eventually remind you to
promote one of your Capos to the position of Underboss. When prompted, do the 
same as in "Right Hand Man" to unlock this.

Description: Recruit a full family tree

Your full family tree consists of the following positions:

- one Don (you)
- one Consigliere (Tom Hagen, story-related)
- one Underboss
- two Capos
- four Soldiers

You can fill up these positions once you promote someone to Underboss. 
Soldiers can be easily recruited from any joints and compounds that you own.

Just rack up the kill counts for points served on a dish!

Description: Kill 25 Mobsters

See "750 Sleeping with the Fishes".

100 WHACKED (15)
Description: Kill 100 Mobsters

See "750 Sleeping with the Fishes".

250 ICED (20)
Description: Kill 250 Mobsters

See "750 Sleeping with the Fishes".

500 EMPTY SUITS (25)
Description: Kill 500 Mobsters

See "750 Sleeping with the Fishes".

Description: Kill 750 Mobsters

Simply kill the required number of mobsters (police and innocents don't count)
to get these achievements. They can be killed by any means. You can check your
progress by going into the Don's View. Click "Your Family", and then click on
your photo. Use LB/RB to cycle to "Rap Sheet", and you'll find the number of
mobsters you've killed. I got 750 soon after I bombed my 4th compound.

As with the execution styles, try doing this before you bomb the 5th 
compound (Almeida's), for the same reason that if you don't get the kills 
before that, there'll be next to no mobsters to kill except the three 
respawning Cuban Rebels at the Casino Imperial. 

If you're close to killingAlmeida and friends, and still haven't get this, 
and you don't want to keep killing three Cuban Rebels, I'd suggest doing the 

- leave at least one Almeida business uncontrollled
- attack the business alone
- kill as many mobsters there as possible, but don't take over the joint
- escape
- rinse and repeat until you get 750 kills

Check your kill counts from time to time to ensure that you're on track. 
Usually, by the time you reach Cuba for the first time, you should have about
600+ kills, if you've been shooting for fun.

Description: Kill 150 mobsters only using firearms

You should get this normally as you do the 750 kills. The majority of your 
kills should be by using any of the five types of guns:

- Pistols
- Shotguns
- Machine Guns
- Rifles
- Magnums

Description: Kill 25 mobsters using only Blackhand attacks

Blackhand attacks simply means killing enemies without any weapons. Just use 
your fist and punch mobsters to death. This can be done by using Blackhand 

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 (4/14).

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