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Gears of War 2 Collectibles Guide – Completionist

Gears of War 2
Looking for missed out collectible achievements ? there are total 41 items to be collected in Gears of War 2. You can check your progress on these collectibles through the main menu. You can unlock Collector, Pack Rat, Completionist by collecting 5, 20, and all 41 collectibles in game. Our guide will show you the location of each and every collectible you can find in game.

Gears of War 2 Collectibles Guide

I have listed down the items as per the chapters of the campaign they can be found in.

Act 1 – Tip of The Spire

There are 13 collectibles that you can find during this act and if you successfully retrieve all of these items – you will have Collector achievement and 7 to go to unlock Pack Rat.

  • The Eagle Newspaper
  • Ambulance Driver’s Log
  • Doctor’s Journal
  • Jacinto Medical Center File
  • COG Letterhead
  • COG Proclamation
  • COG Tag
  • Grindlift Notice
  • Munitions Requisition Form
  • Jacinto Sentinel Newspaper
  • Memorial Inscription
  • Truck Driver’s Note
  • COG TAG

Chapter 1 – Welcome to Delta

You can find two collectibles in Welcome to Delta, one is The Eagle Newspaper, and the other being Ambulance Driver’s Log.

The Eagle Newspaper
In the training session, you will come near a gate where you will have to perform some tactics. The Newspaper is just in-front of the gate.

Ambulance Driver’s Log
After leaving the parking lot you will see a building, run through its entrance and look on the left side. The collectible is just there, in front of a table.

Chapter 2 – Desperation

You can find following five collectibles in Chapter 2 – Desperation.

  • Doctor’s Journal
  • Jacinto Medical Center File
  • COG Letterhead
  • COG Proclamation
  • COG Tag

Doctor’s Journal
In the hospital, after some-time you will meet Tai. Follow him and once you reach a balcony. Over here you will have to blow an explosive tank to kill multiple enemies. Go to the left side of the balcony and look for a room which has a sick patient. The Journal is right next to his bed.

Jacinto Medical Center File
After you have collected the doctor’s journal, you’ll come to a reception. Jacinto Medical Center File is in the middle of the reception desk. The reception tables are in the middle of the room.

COG Letterhead
You will come across a courtyard where you will have to kill more enemies. Go to the second wing of that building and turn left. Follow the corridor path and look for two doors which are the entrance to a kitchen. Just on the left side of these doors you will also see a broken door on the floor. The collectible is just on the left of the broken door.

COG Proclamation
When the cut-scene of the helicopter crashing is played, you will soon come to a big room. Once you enter in that room turn right towards the balcony and you will find an ammunition crate. The collectible is just next to that crate.

COG Tag
After you exit from the doorway of the carmine hiding, turn right and you will find the tag behind a pillar.

Chapter 3 – Rolling Thunder

You can collect two items in this chapter and they are:

  • Grindlift Notice
  • Munitions Requisition Form

Grindlift Notice
In the start of the chapter, take a 180 degrees turn and look on the drills arm.

Munitions Requisition Form
Just when dizzy is repairing and you jump off the betty. Turn left and look for an overturned car. You will find the requisition form near it.

Chapter 5 – Roadblocks

You can find 4 collectible items in this chapter and they are:

  • Jacinto Sentinel Newspaper
  • Memorial Inscription
  • Truck Driver’s Note
  • COG TAG

Jacinto Sentinel Newspaper
When the chapter starts, go through the door on the left side and you will see a counter. Go over that counter and you’ll find a stair-case on your right side. Go up and you will see the newspaper in the middle of that room.

Memorial Inscription
When you’ll cut through a fence you will head towards a tall building. Look on the right side of that building and you will find a memorial cross. The item is near that cross.

Truck Driver’s Note
After dealing with the nemesis in the gas station, go to its back room and you will find the note in the room.

COG Tag
After going through the tunnel you will see some cars blocking the way. There is a staircase next to the blockade. Don’t step towards the staircase; there is a doorway on the left side of the stair case where you will find this tag.

ACT 2 – Denizens

Eight collectible items can be found in this ACT and if you have successfully retrieved all the items till now, you will have unlocked Pack Rat achievement.

  • Gear’s Journal
  • Kantus Scroll
  • Locust Emblem
  • Ilima City Help-Wanted AD
  • COG Tag
  • Stranded’s Journal
  • Car Gold Magazine
  • COG Tag

Chapter 2 – Indigenous Creatures

There are two collectible items you can find in this chapter and they are:

  • Gear’s Journal
  • Kantus Scroll

Gear’s Journal
When you have to fight the rockworm, there is a wall on the side with some vines which you can cut with the help of the chainsaw. Cut through these vines and you’ll see two dead COGs. The journal is just there near the grindlift.

Kantus Scroll
When you’ll reach the base camp, you’ll see some tents on a top of a hill, a big door and two troikas. The troika behind the big door has an ammo crate near it. The scroll is next to that ammo crate.

Chapter 3 – Disturbing Revelations

One collectible to get in this chapter and that is:

Locust Emblem
Just after the start of the chapter, you will have to fight some enemies when you will try to enter through the doorway. After you are done with the enemies, just when you enter the big doorway turn right and you will find an ammo crate. The item is just near that ammo crate with a fire torch.

Chapter 4 – Sinking Feeling

You can find two collectible items in this chapter, and they are:

  • Ilima City Help-Wanted AD
  • COG Tag

Ilima City Help-Wanted AD
You’ll see a van on the left side and some pile of rubble on the right side once you cross the bloodmounts and few locusts. Just next to that pile of rubble, you will see an upside down car with lampposts in the background near an ammo crate. The item is just next to the ammo crate.

COG Tag
After the ambush, a cut scene is played with Cole, after the clip you see your team in front of you. Turn left side and you will see a dead pilot with the TAG near him.

Chapter 5 – Captivity

Only one item to collect in this chapter and that is:

Stranded’s Journal
When you will release Baird from the holding chamber, you will see some cages on your right hand side. Look towards the right side and you will see a crate, the Journal is just next to that crate.

Chapter 6 – Intestinal Fortitude

You can find two items in this chapter, and these are:

  • Car Gold Magazine
  • COG Tag

Car Gold Magazine
Just when the chapter starts, move a little forward and look towards the left side and you will find the magazine.

COG Tag
This tag is near the fleshy wall where Carmine is killed. It is barely visible.

ACT 3 – Gathering Storm

There are six collectible items that you can find playing through this ACT in Gears of War 2.

  • Interoffice Memo: Niles Samson
  • Memo
  • New Hope Medical File
  • Doctor’s Journal
  • Captivity Marks
  • Collectible #6

Chapter 2 – Origins

You can collect 3 items in chapter 2 of ACT 3 and these are:

  • Interoffice Memo: Niles Samson
  • Memo
  • New Hope Medical File

Interoffice Memo: Niles Samson
After destroying the door you will have the access to the facility. Head up-stairs, you will find some monitors and there will be a doorway on the right side. Go through that doorway and you will find a generator; the memo is near that generator and a desk.

Memo
The hallway has some mini turrets, follow the mini turrets to a T-Junction. On the left side you will see a turret on a dead end. Go to the right side and you will see some monitors giving some information. Enter into the next doorway on the right side to that monitors. Follow the doorway and you will find a small office with the Memo.

New Hope Medical File
You will come to a room which has a switch to turn off the turrets. There is a door on the right side of the switch. Enter that room and the medical file is lying on the floor.

Chapter 3 – Rude Awakening

Two items to collect in this chapter, and they are:

  • Doctor’s Journal
  • Captivity Marks

Doctor’s Journal
You will enter into a big room where few locusts will break through the doors with a grinder. After dealing with them, go outside. Dom will soon point a train car. Don’t go near that car and turn right. You will see a building. The Journal is on the back of that building.

Captivity Marks
You will soon reach a second train car. Once you see that, take a 180 degree turn and you will find a sheltered route. Follow that route to a small building, once you enter, turn left and you will find it near an ammo crate.

Chapter 5 – Displacement

Only one item to collect in this chapter, and you can find it here:

After you have encountered the first gunboat, you will soon find two explosive crates with a staircase near to them. Go up to the top of that stair case and you will find a chair. The item is in front of that chair.

ACT 4 – Hive

You can find nine collectible items by playing through this ACT and these are:

  • Locust Terminal
  • Prisoner’s Journal
  • Locust Jailer Document
  • Human Finger Necklace
  • Locust Calendar
  • Locust Defense Plants
  • Locust Invasion Map
  • Trinity of Worms Artifact
  • Collectible #9

Chapter 1 – Priorities

Only one item to collect in this chapter and that is:

Locust Terminal
You will come to an open big area where a spot light will be pointed at you. There is a troika in there. There is a panel to open the door. Look on the left of that terminal and you will find another terminal with the item.

Chapter 2 – Answers

Chapter 2 also has only one item to collect and that is:

Prisoner’s Journal
When you’ll reach a place which is full of holding caskets. You will find a truck near them. The Journal is on the side of that truck.

Chapter 3 – Hornets Nest

You can collect two items in this chapter and these are:

  • Locust Jailer Document
  • Human Finger Necklace

Locust Jailer Document
After the start of this chapter you will have to go down through a stair-case. When you reach at the bottom of it, turn right and follow the hallway towards an Arch. The document is on its floor.

Human Finger Necklace
You will hear the queen for the first time on a loud-speaker. Then you will have to fight some more enemies. After that you will have to move towards another room, make sure you are fast as you can lose this item if you are slow.

Once you see the stairs, head up to top very fast. Look for a door which is closing and enter before it closes. It is the one which has a big concrete on its outside. The necklace is on the right side once you’re locked in.

Chapter 4 – No Turning Back

Two items to collect in this chapter, and these are:

  • Locust Calendar
  • Locust Defense Plants

Locust Calendar
After the cable car part, you will come to spiral stair-case. Climb to its top and you will find the calendar on the left side near the wall.

Locust Defense Plants
When you will need to extend the bridge to go through, cross the bridge and go forward. You will find an ammo crate, you can find the item placed next to it.

Chapter 5 – The Best Laid Plans

You can collect two items in this chapter and these are:

  • Locust Invasion Map
  • Trinity of Worms Artifact

Locust Invasion Map
You will see a lift which will get you more enemies. After you are done with them, don’t go to that lift instead, go further down the path and enter into the second doorway towards your right side. The map is on the steps over there.

Trinity of Worms Artifact
After getting off the lift, you will have the choice to take either the upper path or the lower one. Take any as both of them have the same exit. When you reach to the exit, look on the right side and you will see a staircase, follow the stair case and you will have to go down again. You will find the artifact near the doorway.

Chapter 6 – Royal Inquisition

One item to collect in this chapter, and that can be found when:

Cole will make an announcement on the loudspeakers, just after that you will enter into a big room which has to paths. The item is behind one of the pillars in the room.

ACT 5 – Aftermath

There are five collectible items that you can find by playing through this act, if you successfully retrieve all of them and have retrieved all of the items in-game till now, then you will unlock Completionist achievement.

  • COG Recon Report
  • COG Tag
  • Jacinto Sentinel Newspaper
  • COG Tag
  • Stradned’s Journal

Chapter 2 – Desperate Stand

Two items to collect in this chapter and these are:

  • COG Recon Report
  • COG Tag

COG Recon Report
When you are defending the building, go on the right side and look on the front of the 2nd balcony. You will see an ammo crate, the report is near this crate.

COG Tag
You will have to defend and give supporting fire to other gears after you have defended the Sat-Com array. When you go down the stairs, turn right and look for a balcony. The tag will be next to an ammo crate.

Chapter 3 – Free Parking

Only one item to find in this chapter and that is:

Jacinto Sentinel Newspaper
You will get into a courtyard full of locust. Then you’ll have to open the gate along with Dom. You will then move forward to a road and a parking lot. Keep following the path and you will see a concrete barrier. The newspaper is behind that barrier with some leaves on the road.

Chapter 4 – Tedious Footing

Two items to collect in this chapter and these are:

  • COG Tag
  • Stradned’s Journal

COG Tag
After crossing the parking lot you will have to kill more enemies and enter into a hole. Just when you enter turn left and you will find another hole where the TAG is.

Stradned’s Journal
Few of the locust will climb a building with grappling hooks. Soon after that time the roof will collapse and you will fall on the down floor. Look outside the windows of that floor and you will see a desk. Climb over there and you will find the journal behind that desk.

That’s it folks, you’ve collected all the 41 items.