Aliens Colonial Marines Mega Guide: Tips, Unlockables, Locations, Weapons and more

Use our guide to conquer the game.

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liens: Colonial Marines just came out and has met with a vicious amount of backlash from critics, but there are still a lot of things in the game that requires you to look at a guide to experience them.

There are plenty of collectibles that you simply can’t find on your first playthrough, unless you are thorough, but we have created a guide that will be extremely helpful while you traverse through the game in hostile environments looking for collectibles.

The game is being developed by Gearbox Software and is said to release this year. Sega is publishing the game.

Aliens: Colonial Marines begins with an ostensibly abandoned ship, the U.S.S. Sulaco, recovered in orbit around LV-426. Players lead a group of highly trained United States Colonial Marines as they board the deserted craft to uncover the fate of the crew.

So now that you know what the game is all about, let’s start with the achievements first.

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Achievements guide

1. Another Day in the Corps! (20G) — Complete Distress

2. Bad Feeling About This Drop (20G) — Complete Sulaco Falls

3. Quoth the Raven (20G) — Complete The Raven

4. Still Got a Job to Do (20G) — Complete Rampart

5. Dragged Queen (20G) — Complete Home

6. Game Over, Man! (30G) — Complete all Campaign levels on any difficulty

7. Not Bad For a Human (40G) — Complete all Campaign levels on Hardened difficulty

8. State of the Badass Art (50G) — Complete all Campaign levels on Ultimate Badass difficulty

9. Short, Controlled Bursts (20G) — Defeat all Xenomorphs in the Sulaco hangar bay without them crossing your barricade

Location: Mission 1: Distress

10. Fire Drill (20G) — Arm the emergency release and escape in under 2:30 on Sulaco Falls

Location: Mission 3: Sulaco Falls

11. Mostly Come at Night… (20G) — Find Newt’s doll

Location: Mission 5: The Raven

12. Just a Grunt (20G) — Complete Hope in Hadley’s

13. No Need For Alarm (20G) — Complete One Bullet without setting off the alarm

14. Heavy Lifting (20G) — Defeat the Raven in under 1:10 on Soldier difficulty or higher

Location: Mission 5: The Raven

15. Adios, Muchachos (20G) — Gib two enemies at once

16. Field Promotion (10G) — Earn Rank 2 as a Marine

17. Lean and Mean (20G) — Earn Rank 20 as a Marine

18. I Love the Corps! (40G) — Earn Rank 60 as a Marine

19. Oorah to Ashes (10G) — Collect a Dog Tag

20. Remember the Fallen (30G) — Collect all 35 Dog Tags

21. Personal Friend of Mine (10G) — Collect a Legendary Weapon

22. I Like to Keep These Handy (30G) — Collect all 6 Legendary Weapons

23. Another Bug Hunt (5G) — Complete a Challenge

24. Stay Frosty (20G) — Complete an entire Challenge category

25. Distinguished Service Medal (30G) — Complete all Challenges

26. I Feel Safer Already (10G) — Have another player join your party

27. Don’t Count Me Out (5G) — Revive a teammate

28. Ready to Fry Half a City (5G) — Edit a Marine Loadout

29. Structural Perfection (5G) — Edit a Xenomorph Loadout

30. Perfect Killing Machine (20G) — Upgrade every Loadout slot for a Xenomorph class

31. Field Modified, Kill Certified (20G) — Upgrade every slot for a weapon

32. You Look Just Like I Feel (30G) — Upgrade every Appearance slot once for your Marine

33. Adaptive Morphology (30G) — Upgrade every Appearance slot once for a Xenomorph class

34. I Can Handle Myself (40G) — Purchase all Upgrades for a weapon

35. Majority Shareholder (25G) — Spend 30 Commendations

36. I Heard THAT (25G) — Collect all 12 Audio Logs

37. Entry Prohibited (20G) — Kill 10 Xenomorphs that are using vents

38. Let’s Rock! (20G) — Kill 10 Xenomorphs in a game with the M56A2 Smart Gun

39. Need a Deck Of Cards? (5G) — Set up a UA 571-C Remote Sentry

40. Micro Changes in Air Density (10G) — Track 100 hostile targets with the Motion Tracker

41. It’s a Dry Heat (20G) — Kill 3 enemies with a single U4 Firebomb

42. Eat This! (10G) — Kill a Xenomorph with a shotgun at very close range

43. Coming Outta the Walls! (10G) — Kill a Xenomorph climbing on the walls or ceiling

44. Secreted from What? (20G) — Kill 5 Spitters without being damaged by acid

45. No Offense (20G) — Melee a Lurker that is pouncing towards you

46. Arbitrarily Exterminated (30G) — Kill 2179 Xenomorphs

47. Anytime, Anywhere (20G) — Kill a Crusher without it damaging you

48. Love at First Sight (10G) — Survive a Close Encounter with a Facehugger

49. … But No Cigar (20G) — Rescue a teammate from a Close Encounter

Secret Achievement:

50. Easter Egg (5G) — Find the Easter Egg

Location: Mission 2: Battle for Sulaco

Dog Tags Locations Guide

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There are a lot of Dogtags in the game. They are what you find on the bodies of dead marines and in other places. There are 11 missions in total and we have the complete locations of them courtesy of YouTube user Powerpyx.

There are a total of 35 dog tag collectibles in the game and once you have collected them, you cannot pick them up again. Getting all the Dog Tags also gives you the Remember the Fallen achievement. There are also nice XP bonuses if you pick them up.

Check them out below. The timing for each Dog Tag is given below the video.

Mission 1

Dog Tag Location #1 – 0:05
Dog Tag Location #2 – 0:23
Dog Tag Location #3 – 0:48

Mission 2

Dog Tag Location #4 – 1:10
Dog Tag Location #5 – 1:37
Dog Tag Location #6 – 2:07

Mission 3

Dog Tag Location #7 – 2:30
Dog Tag Location #8 – 2:53
Dog Tag Location #9 – 3:14

Mission 4

Dog Tag Location #10 – 3:43
Dog Tag Location #11 – 4:15
Dog Tag Location #12 – 4:36
Dog Tag Location #13 – 4:58

Mission 5

Dog Tag Location #14 – 5:20
Dog Tag Location #15 – 5:39
Dog Tag Location #16 – 5:58

Mission 6

Dog Tag Location #17 – 6:28
Dog Tag Location #18 – 6:49
Dog Tag Location #19 – 7:07

Mission 7

Dog Tag Location #20 – 7:18
Dog Tag Location #21 – 7:39
Dog Tag Location #22 – 7:56

Mission 8

Dog Tag Location #23 – 8:18
Dog Tag Location #24 – 8:38
Dog Tag Location #25 – 8:59

Mission 9

Dog Tag Location #26 – 9:29
Dog Tag Location #27 – 9:56
Dog Tag Location #28 – 10:18
Dog Tag Location #29 – 10:35

Mission 10

Dog Tag Location #30 – 10:56
Dog Tag Location #31 – 11:11
Dog Tag Location #32 – 11:29

Mission 11

Dog Tag Location #33 – 11:49
Dog Tag Location #34 – 12:12
Dog Tag Location #35 – 12:30

Legendary weapons guide

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This video tells you where to find the legendary weapons in the game. There are six legendary weapons and we have given the name of the missions where you can find them. These videos are again, courtesy of YouTube user Powerpyx.

Audio logs guide

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There are 12 audio logs in the game and we have given you the names of mission where you find them. These logs also give you XP to level up so they are helpful in a way.

Mission 1

Audio Log Location #1 – 0:05

Mission 2: Battle for Sulaco
Audio Log Location #2 – 0:34
Audio Log Location #3 – 1:02

Mission 4

Audio Log Location #4 – 1:21

Mission 6

Audio Log Location #5 – 1:43
Audio Log Location #6 – 2:02
Audio Log Location #7 – 2:24

Mission 7
Audio Log Location #8 – 2:58
Audio Log Location #9 – 3:14
Audio Log Location #10 – 3:33

Mission 8
Audio Log Location #11 – 3:56
Audio Log Location #12 – 4:22

This guide will be updated once we find more cool things about the game so stay tuned to GB.


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