Gears of War 2: War Journal Walkthrough



War Journal #28 - "Locust Terminal"

When you find the first set of Locust terminals in the game (kiosks with glowing yellow screens), accessing one will trigger a cutscene conversation between Marcus and Dom. Another one is turned off and the third counts as a war journal. It’s also the furthest back.


War Journal #29 - "Prisoner's Journal"

After following the Locust patrol and checking the second terminal in this mission, run behind the large vehicles here and look next to the coffin cell.


War Journal #30 - "Locust Jailer Document"

The mission starts you in a room with a lever. Head downstairs from that room, turn right and follow the path under a drawbridge. You’ll be forced to turn left and under a small stone arch. The war journal is on the floor, right past the arch. If you end up kicking down a door, you’ve gone way too far.

War Journal #31 - "Human Finger Necklace"

This is the trickiest journal in the entire game. At some point, you’ll enter a room and see a heavy gate closing slowly in front of you. Don’t worry about that one, but quickly run forward and turn right. Across from you, another gate will begin closing. You must roadie run across the room and make it underneath that gate before it’s too late. Inside is a war journal, as well as a very handy turret gun.


War Journal #32 - "Locust Calendar"

Pretty hard to miss. Exit the hanging tram in which you shot Reavers out of the air. Go up the long spiral staircase and look left. The glowing steering wheel across the room is actually a Locust calendar and this area’s war journal.

War Journal #33 - "Locust Defense Plans"

You’re in a large room, shooting down at enemies. At one point, you’ll cross a bridge and pull a lever to form a set of metal stairs. Search the back of the lever room for an ammo crate and war journal.


War Journal #34 - "Locust Invasion Map"

You've survived the palace entrance ambush and made your way to a side lift. While the rest of Delta squad waits for you to activate the elevator, continue down the curving path. At the foot of the second set of blocked and gated stairs on the right wall, you'll find the war journal.

War Journal #35 - "Trinity of Worms Artifact"

Reunite with Delta squad after choosing between the “upper path” or “lower path.” The game will want you to go down a spiral staircase outdoors, but head up the opposite stairs instead. Run down the long hallway, down another set of stairs and find the war journal at the bottom. It looks like a ninja star.


War Journal #36 - "Locust Tablets"

Leave the mission’s first room with all the monitor screens. In the second room, full of tall columns, Cole will begin yelling at the Locust Queen. The war journal here is in the far left corner.


  • 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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