Gears of War 2: War Journal Walkthrough



War Journal #14 – “Gear’s Journal” 

Encounter your first rock worm and then follow the path forward. Notice that grindlift in the distance? That’s where the journal awaits you. To access it, you’ll need to keep moving ahead and watch for a vine-covered entry on the left. Cut through the vines with your chainsaw and grab the journal between the two corpses.

War Journal #15 – “Kantus Scroll”  

After practicing your sniping skills on the marching Locust, you’ll arrive in a wide open camp and fight more enemies. Before running through the giant door at the end, search along the low outer wall on the right edge of camp. A scroll is sitting next to an ammo crate.


War Journal #16 – “Locust Emblem”  

Kill your first Locust Kantus (the one with the annoying scream) and enter your first Locust structure. Immediately inside - to the right and next to a big torch - is the war journal and an ammo crate.


War Journal #17 – “Ilima City Help-Wanted Ad”

After encountering a scared Stranded, you’ll run downhill through the destroyed city. Reach flat terrain and hug the right edge of the level’s path. See the low brick wall to the right? Jump over that, walk to the overturned car and check the ground behind for the journal.

War Journal #18 – “COG Tag”  

Hey, Cole’s back! After the cutscene, your squad will stroll through a fiery door ahead. Veer slightly to the left instead and you’ll pass through a different entrance. In the flame-covered room is a dead soldier with war journal tags still on his person.


War Journal #19 – “Stranded’s Journal - Jennifer”  

Hey, Baird’s back! Follow the squad downhill until you enter a cavern with prison bars in one corner. Stick to the right, go past the torch and look behind the crate for the war journal.


War Journal #20 – “Car Gold Magazine”  

At the very beginning of this mission, while the squad is still discussing the disgusting situation, check under the broken freeway overpass on your left. The war journal is almost impossible to miss.

War Journal #21 – “COG Tag”  

As soon as you start running from the “debris wall” (a nice euphemism for “worm shit”), watch the left side of the path for a set of COG tags. The saddest war journal in the game.

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  • WillisTron - April 25, 2010 10:07 p.m.

    also this is the first result on google for "GOW2 war journal guide" - my hats off to you guys
  • WillisTron - April 25, 2010 10:06 p.m.

    I was so surprised at how many I missed on the first level, thanks for the hard work GR
  • misfit119 - November 16, 2008 2:48 a.m.

    The descriptions for #16 & 17 are reversed on page 2. The Help Wanted Ad is located before you reach Cole near the beginning of the level.
  • Samael - November 16, 2008 1:57 a.m.

    @Corsair YES! I just noticed that and was very confused.
  • Corsair89 - November 15, 2008 11:13 p.m.

    FYI GR, your descriptions for finding war journals #17 and #18 are switched. :P
  • c0nSuMpTi0n - November 12, 2008 2:58 a.m.

    Great guide. Some explanations confused me but, the video guides did clear up the confusion. Thanks for the help and the guide!
  • NintendoNerd655 - November 11, 2008 11:12 p.m.

    Nice guide, won't take me as long to nab all those achievements :P ATM I'm stuck in the mountain place with the tank...
  • necromorph209 - November 11, 2008 10:35 p.m.

    i beat the game and like the first game i couldnt find more than 20-25 collectibles on my own. thanks guys.
  • AbleCluster - November 11, 2008 2:40 p.m.

    GoW2 may well be the best game of all time. jess
  • GamesRadarChrisAntista - November 10, 2008 10:44 p.m.

    I didn't censor you jojo. Your moronic posts were deleted by the users. I just changed you picture to something more fitting of your douchebaggery.
  • pdiddy0819 - November 10, 2008 1:52 p.m.

    this game looks awesome...and i will be able to get if for free just for filling out surveys at-
  • Dominator2112 - November 10, 2008 12:14 p.m.

    i wish jojo would put a gun to her head and pull the trigger, dumb bitch
  • Ghostjm - November 9, 2008 8:15 p.m.

    so im looking for help on the Hoard the Horde achievement (Survive all 50 waves of Horde any difficulty, any map) If ya wanna help me out my gamertag is ghost jm226
  • Nicktheglide - November 9, 2008 6:21 p.m.

    this really didnt help me i found all of the journal papers.
  • GoldenMe - November 9, 2008 5:33 a.m.

    A Sarah Palin pic....... it suits you. oburn Anyways, I like the transition from Cog tags to journals. Much more useful than acheivments alone. Great guide GR.
  • jojo13jojo233 - November 8, 2008 7:25 p.m.

    i'm not tuff its just they hate me i posted 1st 6 times and for soe reason they removed it
  • jojo13jojo233 - November 8, 2008 4:41 p.m.

    CENSORSHIP its against the law
  • jojo13jojo233 - November 8, 2008 1:35 a.m.

    5th ill stop now
  • jojo13jojo233 - November 8, 2008 1:34 a.m.

    3rd as well