Gears of War 2: War Journal Walkthrough



War Journal #22 – “Interoffice Memo”

Niles the creepy television personality welcomes you to the New Hope Wellness Facility. Before heading into the room full of monitors, search the small dark room to your right. The war journal is near the back wall, opposite the monitors.

War Journal #23 – “Memo – Dr. Doug Sato”

After you’ve used the turrets to wipe out the room of Wretches, Niles will tell you that “we aim to please at New Hope. Yes... we do.” Around this time, look for an open door to your right. The narrow hallway inside will double back in the opposite direction towards a closed door. Kick the door down and grab the war journal inside.

War Journal #24 – “New Hope Medical File”

"Good empirical scientific research is the foundation of any civilized society." When Niles says this, you should be standing in a relatively large room with criss-crossing turret spotlights. Head to the far wall and look for a red turret switch next to a door. Beyond that door is the war journal.


War Journal #25 – “Doctor’s Journal – Dr. Stephanie Zimmer”

Exit the domed atrium where you first experience “razor hail” and Dom will run left. You should go right instead, running a short distance through the killer hail to a large barn-like structure. In the back of the building is the war journal.

War Journal #26 – “Captivity Marks”

“Dom, get in that car and lay down some cover fire!” When you hear these words from Marcus (after he’s wheeled open three garage doors), run in the opposite direction of the train car. The covered path will lead to a grey shed and a war journal on the inside wall.


War Journal #27 – “Stranded’s Journal – Stu”

Get your first torque bow and head downhill for awhile. Eventually, you’ll come to a huge open area with Locust ruins scattered about. In the center and up some stairs is what appears to be a royal throne. The war journal is sitting on the seat.


  • 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

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