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Follow the dark path or use the light


by TheGum

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* Game:	        Splinter Cell Conviction  *
* Type:		Walkthrough/FAQ           *
* For:		Xbox 360, PS3, PC         *
* Author:	Brad Russell "TheGum"     *
* Email:	[email protected]  *
* Web:  *

Version 1.0 - Just the basic game, with no real attention to the scoring or
achievements (I know it's like months old but I have my reasons)

Table Of Contents
Use quick find (Ctrl + F) and type in the code or level. 

	Section:		Code:

1. A Brief Foreword
2. Controls			( CON2222 )
3. Starter Tips			( TIPS333 )
4. The Guide			( FAQ4444 )

	Merchant's Street Market	( SC#1 )
	Kobin's Mansion			( SC#2 )
	Price Airfield			( SC#3 )
	Diwaniya, Iraq			( SC#4 )
	Washington Monument		( SC#5 )
	The White Box			( SC#6 )
	Lincoln Memorial		( SC#7 )
	Third Echelon			( SC#8 )
	Michigan Avenue Reservoir	( SC#9 )
	Downtown District		( SC#10 )
	The White House			( SC#11 )

5. Weapons & Gadgets			*
6. Achievements & P.E.C.		*
7. Author Info / Copyright

* = coming soon

* 1. A Brief Foreword                                                         *

I like the direction this game took. Splinter Cell games were more about 
going complete stealth and not killing enemies. This game eliminates both
and simplifies the game to "just get it done." Streamlined controls goes a 
long way to speeding up what was once a waiting game; still cat and mouse but
with more room for error. Stealth is still rewarded, don't get me wrong, but
finally you can combine both elements of stealth and gunplay successfully.
Think of it as combining the old SC games with RE4, with the key word being

The story is nothing to write home about - I half expected Sam to wake up from
a dream at the end. But the presentation is something you probably haven't seen
before. Objectives and messages light up on walls, flashback scenes project
on walls, and just other cool atmospheric stuff like that happens throughout.
If the story was actually good it would have been great, but it's all still
appreciated for it's effort. And the characters are good, but what they have to
say is not.

This game is very dark and violent, and that's beyond the fact that it's a 
stealth shooting game. And this sorta hits back to the recent Call of Duty:
Modern Warfare trick of over-the-topness that does wear thin in a hurry.
However, the game is short enough so that the game does all it wants to and 
winds down just as things start to get old. Plus there are other modes to play,
so all in all this game does qualify as a must-play.


* 2. Controls ( CON2222 )                                                     *

XBox 360

A - environment prompts, jump, use
B - melee, hold to grab
X - use gadget
Y - execute
RB - tag enemies
RT - fire
LB - crouch
LT - take cover, drop down, death from above (DFA)
RS - look, click to zoom/aim
LS - move, click to reload
D-PAD - switch gadgets, guns, and toggle goggles (lol)
BACK - help
START - pause menu

*Holding melee grabs an enemy, and you can use him as a meat shield, but you
can also melee again to kill him.

* 3. Starter Tips ( TIPS333 )                                                 *

#1. Stealth is NOT required. You don't have to be unseen to beat this game.
It is part of some non-essential extras, but you can run and gun if you want.
It's best to try and go stealth for as long as possible, but once the plan goes
to hell you don't have to rage-quit.

#2. Gadgets, use them, that is all. Usually have weapon stashes to restock, so
no worries there.

#3. There are many distractions: sticky camera noise, environment stuff like
car alarms, opening windows, shooting bullets, shooting lights, and even 
letting yourself be seen for a moment. These and others can be used to scatter

#4. The best way to move enemies is by killing one or a few and then blowing
up the rest as they come to investigate. It's really the only way you can 
control and area, otherwise they will patrol all over. Especially later in the
game when they wear helments and don't die with one headshot, explosives are 
the best way to go.

#5. Very few fights and areas are not designed with some sort of "out" for you
to use. Meaning both some place for you to hide and from which to launch your

#6. Last seen location. This exo-skeleton of you will appear when you're seen
and then are not visible. That spot is the last spot where they know you were.
You could even trap that spot if you can escape because enemies always 
converge on that spot, whether you're there or not.

* 4. The FAQ  ( FAQ4444 )                                                     *

Splinter Cell: Conviction

The story hinges greatly on the events of Double Agent, which was a so-so game.

Merchant's Street Market	( SC#1 )

Follow the instructions when told and move to the alley. Take cover and press
the button that lets you hop between cover. Once at the stall you go into a 
quick flashback. When back, know that you can zoom the camera a bit before you
shoot, and you want to go for headshots. There are three guys to take out.

You'll go into another flashback where you are slowly shown how to do a little
execution combo. You simply do a melee kill, follow that up with tagging any
nearby enemies, and then pressing the button that plays it out. You do that
in the flashback, and do not pick up the Desert Eagle. Then you get to do a
melee kill on a guy in the alley up ahead, but in real time you must acquire
the two nearby tangos and do the execute, otherwise it's a gun fight.

Up ahead is the final area, so just take cover at the second box which should 
have the words "cover" on it. Just wait for one of the guards to walk over and
do your melee when he's close. Tag the nearest enemies and execute them, then 
the third to the left, and then just chase down the gang leader. 

In the bathroom you are in control when holding him, and you can smash him into
the urinals or sinks, maybe other places too, but do it three times to end the

Kobin's Mansion			( SC#2 )

*NOTE: Good time to clear up that the black and white effect of the game means
you are in the dark, so if you see color that means you are visible to the 
enemies. Also, the words all over that give direction are as if you're in the
mind of Sam, seeing his thoughts. Also still, you will always have options 
available appear in the lower left of the screen, if you ever need to know what
you can do in a situation.*

*NOTE: Also, for the 360, clicking the RS is the aim button.*

You have the ability to look at the bottom of doors and peek under with the 
high tech mirror you got there. Go up the street and where the wall starts on
the left you will see a door. Feel free to look under if you want, or just
climb up your side of the wall on the corner, climb over, and you should get 
the "death from above" option, so use it to kill this corner guard.

Again, do not pick up the D. Eagle, just walk to the pipe on the wall and 
climb up, then right, and under the window hold the "use as body shield" 
button so that you can grab the guard and keep him up with you. No option to
knockout, so just kill him.

You can pick up the shotgun on the drawer nearby, but switch back to your 
pistol (should be a d-pad button). To the immediate left is a door, but no need
to bother with it or the guy behind it. Instead, go right and hop out the 
window, then go right, and hop inside the hallway with the art and two guards
when they aren't looking. You should have your execute option up, so tag and
take out both with your pistol. There is an SMG if you want it, but no need.

*NOTE: You can retry from the last checkpoint if you ever want to redo a 
botched stealth attempt.*

Turn off the light by the door and open, then slink to the right and through
the glass door (feel free to close it), and hit the weapon stash ahead. Around
the corner, stay low and hit both lights down this side of the balcony, and 
climb the pipe at the end. Do a death from above on the guy below, then hit
the other balcony. There is at least one guy up here to start, maybe another
will be at the end, but you want both lights out. Ideally, you will melee the
first guy and can execute the two guards on the floor, but if you alarm them 
by shooting out a light, they will all scatter - hopefully you won't be 
detected though. 

I say use the pillars on the balcony to take out one or two guys, then execute
whoever is closer to the first stairs that were under the pipe. That is so you
can get to the floor and use their patrol lines for melee kills. One guy may go
behind the wall on the left, while the other should go clockwise around the
entire floor. That should be seven guys dead in this area, and that should 
leave the one guy at the hallway, so just pop his head.

Down the hall you will pick up EMP grenades which help take out lights and 
such. At the next weapon stash, upgrade your pistol out, and that's about
all you should do. Go out and up the pipe, pull down the dude at the window,
then execute the two goons that appear.

Go up but take the window to the right. Shimmy right and pull out one guy, then
go camp at the far right window. Jump over and melee the guy in this corner,
then use the couch and chairs in the corner as cover. There are only four other
enemies you must kill, not including Kobin, so as long as you are not detected,
just pick them off. Hopefully from this corner you can be creative, know how
to use the switch cover button, and can execute two guys in a hurry. From there
just pick off the other two. Then use the back cover until Kobin is wildly 
firing away, then just run up and grab him.

Price Airfield		( SC#3 )

Just slap her around a bit.

Go out and there is a guard at the nearby corner. Quickly slink to him and 
melee, then use the execute to take out the two guys by the C4. Pick it up and
then shoot the light above the door up above. Go up and open it, then quickly
melee the guy inside. Go right and pop the guy below in the corner, then wait
for the third patrolling guy to move closer and pop him from the catwalk.

This leaves five more tangos to clear, all on the left side of the hangar. You
don't have to, but I went back outside the way I came and took a pipe on the 
outside corner of the building that let me crawl in through a window; this put
me on the left side, on a roof of a room below. Don't drop down the hatch, it's
kinda a trap. Instead, and with the execute option from your melee kill, go to
the stairs and take out the two guys in the corner. 

Then come back up and find the guard rail to hop over, drop down, and slink to
the guy working at the computer; the alternative is to drop down the hatch, 
open the door, and quickly melee him. Once he is killed by hand, use the 
execute on the two workers at the chopper.

Plant the C4 and follow the path outside to a weapon locker where you can
upgrade your SMG and EMP grenade. Go behind the truck ahead and go right. Hop
through the window and melee the dude. Then go right and hop out either window
so you can follow the fence. Between the barracks up ahead you will see two
guards, so execute them. Hop into the last barracks window and melee the guard
at the door.

Go right and you'll be at the power generator room. Go right to the back and
you can see through the window that there are two guys, but there is also a
third inside. One option is to open the window and this will scatter all three.
You can wait for one to come outside as you hide behind a corner and then 
execute the other two. However you manage to do it, go in and throw the power

Quickly escape around the back of this building as the rest of the area is 
alert to your prescence, as they probably were already thanks to the trail of
bodies behind you. Find the door on the gate nearby and quickly go through it
before anyone is near. Close the door if you want to use the weapon stash for
whatever reason.

The best thing to do is wait for the guard in the bunker to go to the door
and follow for a melee. Then use the pipe and do a few DFA kills. But however
you do it, make your way to the right side, beyond these bunkers. Follow the 
boundary up to behind the satellite and pop the lights that shine on the spot
where you need to plant the C4. This should cause guards to come to this corner
and from there you can melee until the ones around you are gone. Then plant the

Now power will be somewhat restored and more guys poured into the area. Keep in
mind, being detected is not too big a deal, you just need to fall back or move
ahead so you vanish from their sight. Hopefully you can crawl through the near
hangar and melee guys as they patrol and as others find dead bodies. Short of
that, just make a break for the roadway and vanish from the guys in this part
of the airfield if found.

Up ahead is your final obstacle, and I would start by popping the lights to
your left, which should cause guys to scatter and then you can pick them off
one by one, either with melees from the left or staying by the humvees. I
kinda botched this part, but if you need to take out the final guy inside the 
little room, just approach from the right side or pop from far away. Use the
controls and slip out.

Diwaniya, Iraq			( SC#4 )

Gee, what did they expect would happen on the highway of death? This level is
about gunplay, not stealth - I tried. Pop the two guys up ahead, another group
down the way, and a third group further.

At the checkpoint you have a big fight through a gas station area. Start off
with the three nearby, then quickly hit the big red tanker to the far right 
which should take out three more. Then cut your way up the street, and be 
careful of the one dude in the alley to the left, try to get him from afar.

At the next checkpoint, just snipe the guy to the upper left and the two to 
right, then clear out the building on the left; red cans blow up. Take out the
three down the center of the road, then go right to take out two more in the 

Head to the gate and enter the school. Four guys around the barrier, then three
more inside the classroom; toss in a frag and go in guns' blazing. Head through
and out, and at the target room you can shoot the two guys through the glass,
or open the door to shoot, and rescue the guy.

Then just post up and wait a bit to shoot all the red barrels: two in front, 
one to the left, and two to the far right. Then just pop a few enemies every
now and then until the level ends.

Washington Monument		( SC#5 )

You have three goons who you must interrogate in darkness. They are marked, and
they follow set routes, so just be cautious when you move into position. You
don't have to be completely hidden while you punish them, just in darkness.

Let's say the Washington Monument is North. Head to the Northwest corner where
the zipper-like ride is, and across from it you should find a porta-potty in
a corner, and behind it is a vent you can crawl under. Just wait inside until
the one guard shows up at the end, grab him, and interrogate him behind the 
vending machine things.

Thug #2 patrols through the food court you're in, so let him go by, follow, and
get him in the dark alley - there is a vent here too, but this guy's back is 
turned anyway.

Thug #3, which is the one closest to where you started, will stop in front of
an alley in front of the pirate ship ride. If your timing fits, you could run
directly "west" from #2 to reach the alley and maybe he'll be there; otherwise
just wait of course.

Then head to the little shack in front of the Monument to meet the dude. After
the alarms sound, run back to the carnival and hit the right side as you enter
and duck from the guards that are waiting. Crawl to the booth and wait for
them to start moving. Position yourself at the end so when you jump over you 
don't crash into a lot of stuff. You'll hop over and take cover on the west 
side of the middle divider when the nearest guy heads to away, or just isn't
looking. From there, quickly go into the corner vent we hit earlier.

Where Thug #1 was killed, there should be a few guys and two with their backs
to this corner. Hold the melee button so you take the nearest one hostage, and
execute him in the dark. It gets a little tricky taking out the three or so
enemies in the food court, but just remember that you can gun it out a bit. 
Some of them are hiding behind cover, and if you need cover there is a booth 
and the vent. FYI, the other side of the vent is blocked, so you have to go
through the court.

Now head to the alley where Thug #2 was killed. You should wait here and at the
exact spot where #2 was, another guard should stop there after a bit. Kill him
and crawl through the vent. Get to the very right end and there should be three
guards looking east. There is a fourth that patrols, so make sure he isn't
looking when you hop over and quickly head west. But stop behind the cover and
scope out the fourth guard, hold the melee button when close, and drag him to
the alley in front of the pirate ride to execute (you haven't gone through this
alley yet).

*NOTE: The fourth guard could also be west, don't forget that too. Should wait
until you see him appear behind the trio of goons, then go.*

Go to the rail and scope out the three guards. You can tag the farthest two,
hop over the rail, hold the nearest, execute them, and then kill the one you
hold, but you have to aware that there are four guards to the left. It's better
to hop over the rail, hug the left wall, and quickly go down to the shadows 

Doesn't look right, but you can follow the rail to under the lamp post, jump 
over the very end, and slink right behind this guard. Then you can get behind
the bench, hop over, and head to the car for a brief flash-forward and end.

The White Box			( SC#6 )


*NOTE: Please know that when I say to get through a window, I mean to open the 
window and then jump. If you jump first you will break the glass.*

The back of your car allows for weapon upgrads. Do so for the nifty Five-Seven
and pick out an alternate gun. Now you can do five marks on executes with this
gun, and some other secondary weapons too, but this is the main gun of use.

Enter the patch of grass, wait for the guard to exit, and shoot his head. Then
just hop over and run for the upper left corner. Crawl the pipe, then hop on 
some vents, from there hop up to the ledges to get up, then hit the next pipe,
and I'm sure going right allows for a similar path. Anyway, from this second 
pipe, go up, then go right all the way until you hit another pipe, take it up,
and from there get to the alcove. In here you can crawl another pipe and the
path following the pipes from here is pretty straight-forward.

Once inside, follow the path until you see the windows; no worries of being
spotted. Go around and hop up to the pipe and follow it down. Hop down from
here and just take the steps to the bottom. Feel free to peek under the locked
door, but you have to get on the pipe and go above the skylight. There is
really only one option here: pop the guy kneeling on the floor, then the bald
guy in front of the monitor, and do a death from above on the guy directly 
below you (when he's below you of course). Don't have to be lightning fast, 
just don't miss a beat and you won't be shot at.

Roll through all the cameras and the last is the one you need. Watch it and
then head out the side door. Hop through the window and just post up in this 
corner by this little "caged" room. There will be two patrol guards, one that
pops up in the middle and one that pops up at this doorway. Get the doorway
guy first with a hold kill, pop the middle one with your silencer, and then 
you can hop on top of the caged room.

From here, hop up to the pipe above, tag the two (you may be able to tag up to
four now, but I don't know) near the bomb. But get the other guy when he walks
away, either with a DFA or just popping his head at the wall (shooting him
is faster). Then execute the last two tangos.


The pipe ends where the scientist runs to, so question him. Get in the elevator 
and use it. To the left is a weapon stash where you get sticky cameras that 
can be used for distractions.

Through the double-doors are five enemies, but through the left door is an open
room, so take that. Open the window and slide left to see the big room. Quickly
open the window and pull down the guard before the others are set. That leaves
four and you should be able to execute four enemies at once. So tag all four, 
probably get under the first window, open it, and take them all out at once, or
wherever it will work (where all their marks are red). I suppose if you do all
that really fast you could save the two scientist, but I don't think you have
to. You may even want to spare one guy so that you can build up another execute
for later, and if anything you don't have to kill everyone, you can just move
on if you mess up.

Move up toward the back area, but stop before the staircase. There is a column
with pipes on either side of it, go up the left side one. If you're quick 
enough you can look up through a window to the right and kill a baddie before
he executes a coat. Including him, there are five on this second level, and 
four move on the third that will aggro if you're noisy down here. With an 
execute you can take out at least three guards down here, including the two on
the balcony, but you'll most likely have to single-kill one guy, which should
be easy enough from the middle pipes.

To safely get to the third level, use the corner pipes on the balcony. From
here and if the third level is stirring about, you can melee kill two, then 
execute the pair.

Pass through the office and wait for the one guard in here to move away, 
then make a break for the window. Shimmy all the way to the end, and feel free
to pull out or shoot the two that patrol. At the end there will be three guys
that you can hopefully execute. Otherwise you'll have to stir it up, and use
the windows as your weapon.

Head out the door and use the pipe. There are three guards at the end of it, so
either shoot one and DFA, or just a DFA. The thing to know about these areas
is that the labs will light up when anyone is inside of them, but you can 
climb on top of them. May not play a factor in this first part, as you can 
just melee the other two or so guys, but you can always fall to the roofs for

When you round the corner, four guards will storm in, so post up at the spot 
under the window. Either quickly hop up, or just wait it out. I'm sure it's 
very hard to do, but I hit the guy that came to the corner, then I tagged the
other three, and when they charged toward me there was just a sliver of a
window to hit all three. Maybe you can hold it off until they are closer, but
you should at least hit two, then maybe play cat-and-mouse with the other from
the roof.


At the doors ahead you can peek under, then take to the window. You probably 
don't have an execute and there are five guards. Doesn't matter if you shimmy
to the balcony, the labs will light up when you try to cross. And they don't
come to the balcony, so it makes this most likely a run-and-gun. But near the
door you can set up a plan to use your emp flash to make a break for the roof
of the labs (which you can only reach from this side, not the balcony side).

From the roof you can either try to snipe guys down to a DFA finish, or use 
gadgets and emps to just cover your escape to either the pipe on the wall or
the door to the side. You aren't completely safe on the rooftops, so keep that
in mind. If nothing else you can devolve it into cat-and-mouse from the ground,
or just using the railing and windows like we've done before.

If you want the easiest way, it's probably to play a short game of tag from
the balcony, using emp flashes, and taking a body shield to gun it out. It just
depends on how you want to get through this.

The Trap

However you get through, the pipe can lead you to the next room, or just take
the door. There are two lights up above that can be shot, and then just get a
feel for the room, maybe opening all the windows. Hit up the weapon stash and
upgrade your guns and remote mines. You can also upgrade all your explosives
if you have the points.

There are four possible perches to use: the pipes, the shelf, behind the big
screen, and the worst has to be at the computer controls. There are three
spawn points: left corner, right corner, elevator. Aside from the remote mines,
you can use the monitor as bait if you are not detected. You simply need to
take out all the other guards and then DFA the one at the monitor, or from some
other spot. Remember, stealth is still in play, and you can even fall to the
windows if you get pinned down. And finally, green lights will reveal where 
the enemies are coming from.

I am partial to the pipe just above the console, and look to the entry points.
It's pretty easy to pop enemies in the head that are farthest away, granted
that you don't miss and get detected, and then doing a DFA when the last goes
under you. 3 frags will go quicky, and it's pretty easy to use on the side 
left and elevator waves. Then it's to remote mines, flash grenades, and 
hopefully you don't need to go to emp flashes for ground kills.


Restock and head down the steps to the pipe that you can take down, and 
eventually drop down to the bottom.

When you reach the warehouse, just run forward to the pipe and take it up.
There are a lot of ways to finish out this level. All you need to do is use
the controls and escape. But grenades and the pipe allow you to take out all
the 15 or so guards. There are four that rush you to start, three more that
pop up at on the opposite side of the room, and then about nine or so that 
pour in after the blast. Remote mine near the EMP, or your own EMP to cover 
your escape are the best ways to make your exit if you don't want to get your
hands dirty. The pipe is best for the first seven, but most enemies are 
wearing helmets that require two headshots to kill. This really tests your
aim and accuracy if you do want to kill everyone without being caught. The
cage rooftops are options too if you are stuck on the ground.

However you get to the parking lot, just make a break for your car.

Lincoln Memorial		( SC#7 )

The Chase

Walk to the camera booth and use the controls. Same controls as the other
cameras in the last level. Switch to the second one to the right and wait 
for about a minute for the conversation to start, it will be two guys talking
within the columns. Zoom in to hear them, and you have to focus in on their
heads (the black guy seems to work fine as a focusing point throughout). They
will move, so switch to the other inside camera and zoom in as they walk. They
will move back after a bit, so switch back to resume.

Now exit and head for the stone steps and just creep up to the guy and grab 
him. You can smash him into the lit up consoles a few times.

Now just follow this new target back down and through the tent. If you stop
in the tent or get seen by him, you'll have to slink your way up closer to get
him to bolt; you don't have anything on you.

Chase him to the part where you're told not to kill and take cover. You have
two dim cops that you need to melee, or just get by - you have time to melee
both, so feel free.

Resume and make your way to past all the obstacles until you hear Grim say he's
waiting and just go for cover or swing to the right to chase him away. Head 
down the path to the tent he enters and all you have to do is follow him around
this thing and back out. 

*NOTE: Remember, pressing the cover button while moving lets you slide.*

Around the corner take cover as two more cops are waiting. So either take out
or just slip by. Then just follow to the cafe area, hang a left, and that 
ends the chase.


Now turn and go back up to the right, to the bathroom. At least on normal, I 
just chilled in here through all three waves, then killed one guy going out
the left door, then just running for the car.

Third Echelon		( SC#8 )

The Shadow

You can upgrade your sticky cameras for all gadget upgrades and feel free to
grab a secondary weapon and buff it up if needed.

Go up the left wall and climb on top of the shack. Wait for the two to part 
and DFA the one that waits outside the door. Hop down and peek under the door
or look out the window to see the camera. Go out when the camera isn't looking
and flip over the rail.

There is a guard below you, but also another along the wall that will find the
body. What you have to do is DFA the guard below you, then just wait behind
cover for the nearby guy to investigate. Bottom line is he can't see the body
up close or your cover is blown. 

There are two patrolling guards, and you should have killed the one that was
near the wall. The other will circle this entire ground floor. Best thing to 
do is either wait behind the corner car where your DFA kill is, and when the 
third guard heads for the wall corner you can follow and melee.

It's a good spot because you can hop into a vent and plant the C4 at the first

Come back out and follow the left wall down. You may not be able to see the 
ledges, but you can climb up the wall, to the second level of the car garage,
and then left to the vent opening; just watch for the guard that may be at the
rail, pull him off if you see or hear him. In the vent, plant the C4 and just 
go back the way you came but wait on the rail for the second level. A guard
will patrol and come by this spot, so just wait and pull him down. 


You can look at what's here, then go up to the nice lady. After the blast, 
just take cover at the desk, don't hop over yet. Scope out the dude further up
and wait for him to go left, and that is your queue to hop over and desk and 
slide under the door if needed. If you did it right, you can post up at the 
corner and melee him as he comes out.

Now you must also pass two more gates down the hall, and they closing now. But
there are two guards. It's very hard to not be spotted when passing through 
the first gate, but it's about waiting briefly, accurate shots, and using the
right side to pass through the second gate without detection. Otherwise just
gun it out and do an epic slide to get through.

Down the steps, post up at the corner and follow the dude into the adjacent 
room. Hit the window and use the rail to pull down both dudes that will come to
it. Get to the end of the rail, hop over, and head down the hall for a 

The next office space is trickier, but you don't need to avoid detection 
altogether, you can pop cameras, get spotted, or even gun it out if you must.
But I recommend just hitting the "roof" areas, which can be reached by just 
being under their edges, like the corner cover at the start of this segment.
You can go up to the left, wait for a guard to pass by, hop down, and then hop
to the next roof. Drop off in the upper left corner, and from there just time
the camera and patrols to make a break for the other side of this building.

Careful though, there may be a guard around this corner, so either have a trap
ready if you want to be sure or just calculate that into your move from
the previous corner.

Once you're on this other side, you can take him out or just go to the window
and slide to the end. Nothing to do from this room, so take the roof and go to
the other side. I recommend either shooting one guard and DFAing the other, 
or using a trap to get one, rile up the other, and then taking him out. Then
you can hop down, move when the camera isn't looking, and take the door.

Eyes in the Dark

Enter the server room and talk to the dude. After that, quickly take to the 
roof in here. Use your new sonar to spot the dudes, but you may need to take it
off to move. Head up to the right corner and wait for them to look away so you
can hop down and hop up to the vent. Then get back to the previous area through
the hatch.

Should be all clear if you did so before. This "escape" portion is somewhat 
timed as the complexity may change drastically if you take your sweet time or
don't kill guys. They will move further back along your path, so time is a 
factor if you want to get out easily. When you hit the rounds at the corner,
take to the roof area quickly. This time the transition from one roof to the
other is harder, so feel free to use a sticky camera or mine as a distraction -
they don't go to the roofs if you didn't know. 

But getting off this roof to the first area is the hardest part, and requires
a good bit of courage. Should have all EMP flashes ready, so pop one to cover
your escape to the hall and the first area of this section. Pop your goggles
and if there are guys you should be able to pop them one by one, but if you're
clear just make a break for it. One trick to note is that dying will pretty
much set four guys in the first area, for better or worse.

Now you can access that locked area. Pop your goggles to see the laser grid, 
and throughout you will switch between the two views. Go under the first, left,
hop over the plantar, crawl to the corner, hop over the plantar, duck under
the next, hop on the ledges on the wall to shimmy right to the end, drop, duck
around the corner, and time your final crawl under the last set (when the
two vertial beams are to one side, you pass through the other). Then just hop
up the between the doorways to get over.

*NOTE: Mad props if you can manage all that without the goggles and by using
the tiny LED lights on the walls.*

Downward Sprial

Approach the target and start whooping him around. On the floor you can smash
him into the monitor and desk he lands on. Afterward, pick up ammo and get a 
good secondary weapon for a firefight. Three elite spies drop in and they know
where you are, so just trade fire. They land on the upper level, so if you 
can get off an execute then it's all good.

After they're dead, take cover up the steps by the window or just on the 
upper level as three guards enter. You want to pop one from distance, pop 
another that is standing under a rail, and hopefully you can DFA the third - 
just using each kill as bait works too. A fourth should enter, so just 
dispatch as you see fit.

*NOTE: Dying before the next guarded area will bring you back to the guards
after the elites and kinda in a bad spot. You'll have to wait a few seconds
as the guards go by, and either try to slip behind them or pop an EMP to cover
as you exit where the weapon stash is. Trust me, you don't want to be in this

Now you have two options for your laser grid. The clear winner is the right 
side. All you do is hop the wall ledges, stay on the divider wall, just hop 
over as the middle room laser sweeps by, hop up the other side, get on the 
tiny sliver of wall ledge on the right, and take the pipe out of here. The
left side path wouldn't be so much harder if the controls on this game were
tighter for platforming.

The Guantlet

Head up and take cover in the office space on the left. The guy patrolling here
is easy enough to kill when he's closer to the where you entered, or if you
literally sprint to him and creep up.

Now post up on the rail that overlooks the communications pit. If you can 
use an execute on three guards, great! If not, then just clear a path or wait
for the path to open so you can go left, to the area behind the screen. If
you save your execute then maybe you can pop it from the middle vent opening
to get four. But getting two or so and playing cat-and-mouse with the rest 
is fine, especially since you need to build another execute.

Make sure you got all five guards before going up the stairs on the other side.
Stay around the top of the stairs. Pull out a remote mine and toss it straight
ahead so that it's on the wall in the office. Then move up and take cover at
the first desk. You've been spotted, but let them draw in closer and pop your
mine to hopefully take out both. Otherwise you have an execute or just toss
another mine.

It's a clear shot to Grim's room. After that, things get interesting. You
have executes all the way out, so just have your finger on that button and 
enjoy the ride as you backtrack out and through the door at the stairs. It
gets a little tricky as the rest of the dudes are behind the doorways and
are only visible when you pass through, but if you're quick enough it's not
that hard to press one button when you see red arrows. You'll eventually
hit the front desk and just run for the elevator.

Michigan Avenue Reservoir		( SC#9 )

The Scientist

*NOTE: Remember, the goggles are just to check enemy position, so I won't
mention it every time it should be used, it's purely to help you see enemy

Upgrade and grab a secondary weapon.

This first area has five guards to kill and one in the middle that you need 
to interrogate. Two are further up and three start near the truck. Your
EMPs won't play much, but about all your other gadgets are free to play if you
want to avoid detection. It will most likely result in being detected, but you
don't have to resort to a firefight because you'll most likely lose.

Thick bushes can provide cover if needed. There are only two spots to post up:
where the barriers sit or on the other side of the truck on the raised area.
You should only use the raised area if you blast the first three early and then
you can pick off the others easily. But that is the game plan for either spot,
or possibly trying to use sticky cameras in the back to pick off those two
first. The first three at the truck disperse after a bit however, so you should
take them out early, then just use the shadows to take out the others. Of
course a frag is choice for this blast, but a remote mine can provide more
accuracy and control.

As far as approaching the target, you can just creep around the cover to his 
left and grab him from behind. Now you must enter the building. To the left 
you'll hit a pipe, crawl in, and you can jump up to another pipe. As always,
you want to do DFAs and get back up the pipe to hopefully do an execute to
thin out their numbers. There are a few things to keep in mind, such as the 
flashing lights on either end, as well as the pair of pits. You can just
hop in and out of these if you don't mind abusing the system that way. Just
don't forget the pipe on the wall if needed.

Then take the pipe in the office and follow the path all the way to the pipe
which you should be able to hit without being seen, but clicking your goggles
is always wise. Up the pipe you can see the layout is about seven enemies in
two different parts of this sewer, with four near the target location that will
not move. 

As always, the pipe is your friend, and there is also a canal in the second 
half that you can abuse too. Other than that, just pick off enemies and save
one execute as you approach the target, you really need it if you want to 
avoid detection.

When you clear the sewer, take the steps and if you have an execute you can
use it for an easy clear. Otherwise you'll have to pick off all four in a fire-
fight from above. You can even DFA the two near the girl. Then talk, hit the 
weapon stash, and follow to the end.


Quickly run up the wall in front to jump up and pull him down if you can. Hop
up and take to the pipe to get your bearings of the area. There are now about
seven left, all over the place. I say take point on the pipe opposite the door-
way and from here you'll clear out most of the enemies. Start with a sticky
camera near the front of the door and use it's noise to lure in somebody and
blast him. More should come, so start tossing remote mines as them come to 
investigate. Keep scanning until there are just guys left on the sides. You
may be able to hit one guy through a window to your right, otherwise you'll
just have to pick off whatever is left on your own - the gadgets were just so
you could clear a way out of that shack. 

Be careful if you go left not to step in front of the turret in the tunnel, it
will see you from very far away. To approach it, just toss in an EMP grenade,
use the cover to post up next to the gun, and take out the last guy inside. I
tried tossing in a frag but it didn't work for whatever reason.

Follow the tunnel to the next area and quickly go up to the rail to pull down 
this guy. Hop up and take point behind the cart up to the left. Toss a frag to
the right when three guys are near, this will bring in the rest, so pop that 
barrel in the middle when one or two are near it, then just pick off whatever 
is left.

Before you approach the tag, feel free to clear the area of light. And if you
have some remote mines, feel free to also set those up on the other side of 
where you set the tag, a little up the narrow path. It's nearly impossible to 
avoid detection here when they drop in and rush the area, just now that you 
only have a split second after you step foot down the narrow path to take cover
to the left; if you go right you are trapped and therefore dead. There are five
enemies, so a simple execute is not enough. You need a remote mine or frag to
take all out. Otherwise take out what you can with your execute and chase down
the last.


Head down into the bunker and load up on gadgets. Stop up ahead at the doorway
because these walls are made of stone and you can't goggle through them. The 
best way to go about this area is to use all your remote mines. Toss one a 
little ahead of the first pair and detonate when three are near it. Lay down
another as more approach, and use the last when needed. You could also use 
the doorway further up to pop dudes that patrol that way, and it's usually safe
to hit them from that spot. It may take a little luck, but this area can be
very simple.

Up ahead you'll be greeted by a chopper. Just take cover and take out the two
ground troops, let the chopper fire, and then run up to the silo for cover. 
Kill the guys on both sides and run up to the building for cover. Remember 
that your secondary and frags are fair game.

The third spot is trickier because you don't want to hit or blow up the 
generator (which is clearly marked). Just hop out of the building to the left
and mow down goons, then clear the dude on the right, make sure you are clear
before you tag, and the chopper is behind the silo so you don't have to worry
about it. 

Downtown District		( SC#10 )

The Approach

Go up the steps and hang a left and take cover behind the counter. A guy should
come near, so melee him. From there, just lob frags down the middle of this
room to lure guys to the same spot for more frags. The last guy should retreat
to the exit, so take him out fast. Head out into the street and it's safe 
until you pass the second car that explodes. 

Around the alley corner, hit the Black Arrow op, let the second one investigate
and either take him out or let him pass so you can climb the pipe. Follow the 
ledge all the way around until you see the next pipe on the opposite wall. 
There is a canal under you, but you want to get on the pipe. Pull yourself 
up to the ledge from pipe #2 and shimmy to the right until you're in the little
perch. From here you can pick off everyone using explosives in the middle and
pick off dudes under you. Should leave just one guy to the right, at the 
corner below.

Head up to the weapon stash to reload. Up ahead is a roadblock with seven or
so enemies. Follow the right wall and climb up the scaffolding, then do a DFA
on the guy here when he's farthest away from the roadblock as possible. Then
just cross to the other side of the street and crawl up the columns to get in
a perch much like the last fight, just this time closer to the corner. Just 
toss a frag toward the upper left truck to take out two enemies, then again
when more go to look, and that should leave three more dudes huddled up that
you can blast as well. If not, just pick them off from here. Move up to hit
a scene.

1600 Pennsylvannia Avenue

Hit the cover by the booth and from here pop two quick bullets into the red
tanker to clear the gate. How this unfolds is pretty random, just know there
are dudes behind the gate and a few on the street. Really the only way to 
do this without detection is to start lobbing sticky cameras to the front of
the burning truck, hit the music, and then explode when guys are near. Using
a few remote mines or your gun to clean up the last few. Just be sure to take
point on the left, near the plantars.

Go through the cleared gate and take cover up ahead when you see the truck as
guys enter the area. Quickly toss a remote mine and hit it when almost everyone
is near, then mop up. Same trick up ahead, but take cover behind the booth.

When you approach the front door, retreat to cover as guys enter from your 
right. Kill who you can but you just need to sneak to the right. There is one
more guy covering the entrance, and you can sneak up behind him by using the
shrubs on the right, or just ignore him and kick in the doors to the right.

The White House			( SC#11 )


*NOTE: We're not going for no-detection here, firefights with the elites is

Run up the hall and stop at the end. There are two guys inside talking, and
to save your execute you can sneak up, pop one in the head, and quickly melee
the other. Hit the weapon stash and move up the stairs.

This area is very tough and may require more luck just to get through, never
mind avoiding detection. The tried and true explosives lure trick will work if
you use the left corner, just don't blow all your explosives here. And SAVE 
AN EXECUTE as you leave. Move up to the dining hall area, tag all four guards,
and then grab the VP.

After, move left and toss a remote mine at the door in front of the stage, hit
it when they are through, and then toss more in the corner or where you see
them. You have to bust your way into that door, and also clear out the four
elites that wait inside; a frag sounds nice. Go in and mop up whatever is left.

Room Service

*NOTE: A lot of my encounters with the elites led to much twirling around 
tiny slabs of cover, sometimes going back and forth. If you can pull off an
execute on these guys, go for it, but they're just too aware of your location
to be passive, you have to just go for it with these guys. So yes, that means
have your secondary gun out for them.

After the scene, hit the elevator shaft and melee the guy below. There are 
five more tangos inside the kitchen, so go left and tag four, then chase down
the other after you execute.

Hit the stash through the kitchen, then watch out for the turret in this 
corridor. You have to hop the cover using the command to enter a door further
up to the left. Inside you'll be ambushed by four elites, so use a mine or 
just the inginuity of the cover to take them out. Back at the corridor, move 
up, then to the cover directly ahead, and from the left by the wall you can
pop the gunner. 

Move up to the offices and watch out, four more elites will drop in and it's
another tight squeeze. A mine to start things off is fine, maybe even dropping
it to the left at a door when the guy goes through. It's difficult, but you
can actually take them all out with little or no detection. And it's the
same story at the next office area - a mine to start things off and mopping up
the rest using little cover.

Up ahead in the next office-like area you won't be attacked, but you may 
notice and will soon hear a gunfight nearby. When you get near the room it is
taking place, just go up the left corridor and park by the doorway. It didn't
take too long before an explosion went off and there were just four enemies
left, prime for an execute.

Just press forward. Mark all six red goggles. Press the melee button when the 
gun is in your face. Feel free to spare all the way through, but at the end
you have the choice, both for achievements, but either will work ;)

* 5. Weapons & Gadgets                                                        *

* 6. Achievements & P.E.C.                                                    *

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