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Yeah Buddy Sep 21, 2013 @ 12:47pm
Can't get A+
Hey, i can't get A+ on the SWAT level, tried like 30 times, i use Carl.
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AleK Sep 21, 2013 @ 1:10pm 
Get better at the game. Practice, practice, practice. If all else fails, retry, retry and retry until you get A+. There is no tip that can help you here, other than keep trying until you get it. Experiment with different plans, styles of play, etc. I've found Brandon a pretty efficient mask since it allows you to move extremely quickly and you can sweep through people with the batons (assuming you are talking about mission 13).
Yeah Buddy Sep 21, 2013 @ 1:18pm 
LOL get better, i have more then 200h on this game, i only get A, but A+ on this level i think its level 9 is impossible for me to get for no reason, this is the only level that i don't have A+.
Mandrake[Duck] Sep 21, 2013 @ 4:35pm 
The trick to getting A+ seems to involve utilizing large combos. It sounds like you have a strong path through the level, but you're falling just short of the points needed for an A+. I would suggest equipping Zack the Frog to extend the combo window and finishing the level as fast as possible. Another idea could be to look up videos on YouTube of how other players achieved the top grade, then try to emulate their movements.
Yeah Buddy Sep 21, 2013 @ 4:37pm 
Ok thanks, will try with Zack
Yeah Buddy Sep 24, 2013 @ 3:15pm 
WTF is this, i can't get it, the stage is called Crackdown, i get A or A- every time, my score is good, i killed everyone with carl drill executions took me 45min just for that, and i did one with Zack, i killed everyone in 2 combo runs, and i still don't get A+, i think there is a bug or something because, i don't know what else to do to get A+.
fulf Sep 24, 2013 @ 5:38pm 
I actually fared better on this stage using Carl than Zach; tried Zach about seven times, got As, A-s but managed to A+ with Carl the first try (though I had to press R quite a few times). Just stick with it; you can try Zach but you need to pull off some good combos (pretty much the entire first floor in one), and when I did that, like I said, I was still short of A+. Might help to make sure you ground kill as many people as possible with the drill, as opposed to wall-kicking; you get about twice as many points for ground kills.
Chris Sep 25, 2013 @ 3:48am 
They changed Carl so that the drill only gives 1100 points on execution instead of the ~5000 it used to give, so now it's pretty much a mask that lets your start with a melee weapon, and since you can find those just about anywhere there's no real point to using it!

It's better if you use Zach and focus on trying to clear the entire floor without letting your combo drop. The point payoff when everyone's dead will easily boost you up to an A+ grade.
Mountain Man Sep 25, 2013 @ 7:51am 
If you're confused why Zach isn't getting you a perfect beautiful A+ every time, it's usually because you aren't using executions, aren't swinging combos through to the next level (something that's possible in Crackdown), or aren't even getting combos as high as you conceivably could.
Yeah Buddy Sep 25, 2013 @ 8:44am 
Thanks guy i finaly got A+ on Crackdown with Zach, now i only have 3 left Hot & Heavy, Deadline, and i think the hardest one to get is gonna be Fun & Games with the biker, any tips for the biker level ?
Mandrake[Duck] Sep 25, 2013 @ 10:28am 
Although the Biker can't use guns, he does get to use the cleaver, which has the highest swing speed in the game. You can literally hold down the attack button and charge into enemies to chop them up. Move fast to keep your combo going and use ambush tactics or throwing knives to deal with mobsters with firearms.
Chris Sep 25, 2013 @ 11:05am 
I'm going to spoiler tag these guidelines to "Fun and Games" since some may want to figure things out for themselves.

First Floor:
Kick in the door and immediately execute the guy you knock out. Then run for your life; go all the way to the bathroom in the top left corner, and use the door to knock out anyone chasing you. Assuming no one is around to stop you, execute as many as you can, then chop up the rest. You get to squeeze out more points this way with the door's nonlethal takedowns.

Second Floor:
Clear the four guys immediately to your left, then the patrol in the hallway, followed by the three guys in the yellow room (walk into the room and throw a knife at them, the ones you don't kill should chase you back into the away from the windows in that room), after that make your way to the bathroom, and finally the two in the room in the upper right. You can likely find a better order to do this for more points, but I found this way to be a good balance of earning a good combo and minimizing deaths. This is one of the trickiest floors in the game because you need to be very aware of where the windows are, since there's a guy with a gun behind each of them.

A final tip about the Biker you probably already knew; throwing knives gives more points than just chopping people up, so if a crowd of three people are chasing you; throwing a knife will earn you ~3000 points from the kill, instead of the 600 or so you would get from a normal attack. Of course, your knives are limited, and you may find yourself wishing you had one to throw at that guy with a gun.
Last edited by Chris; Sep 25, 2013 @ 11:05am
Yeah Buddy Sep 26, 2013 @ 6:38am 
Thanks i got A+ on Fun & Games, only have to get A+ on Hot & Heavy and i will finally get the achievement
Last edited by Yeah Buddy; Sep 26, 2013 @ 7:04am
Yeah Buddy Oct 10, 2013 @ 7:41pm 
I still can't get A+ on Hot & Heavy, this is the most annoying and hardest level to get A+, i spend 10h everyday on this level and i still don't get A+, am starting to hate this game
Mandrake[Duck] Oct 11, 2013 @ 12:23pm 
Don't beat yourself up about it. Hot & Heavy is the hardest level in the entire game to get the A+ on. In general, you want to get through the level as quickly as possible (pretend you're doing a speedrun!) and with maximum use of melee attacks and executions for lots of points (slam a door in their face or throw your weapon to knock them down, then beat them to death with it). Never kill anyone with a gun unless the enemy is in a difficult position or happens to be a thug, as you get hardly any points for doing so.

I strongly recommend using the knife since you can just hold down attack and literally run into enemies, plus it's got a quick execution animation. You should also wear the Zack mask and try to get a really big combo. If you can get them into double digits, you're doing well. If you manage get a 20+ combo and leave without dying, you're pretty much guarranteed an A+ on completion. If the combo ends too early, kill yourself and try again.

After clearing the first section with a decent combo going, I immediately ran into the south-east exit and knocked down/executed the patrolling mobsters before the combo expired. I then charged through the area with a knife and quickly killed nearly everyone present for a massive combo (around 20).

The east section with the glass walls of doom is pretty nasty, but you can run around the outside corridors and lure mobsters and canines by letting them see you. Kill them as they run round corners or attack them head on. Build up a decent combo here and use firearms to deal with the leftovers that stick inside the rooms.

The north west section - kill the first enemy and rush the three men in the bar directly north from the exit. Rush the guy standing in the corridor, then kill the mobster in the room with pink sofas. Shoot the thug in the room with black sofas with a shotgun, then pick up the knife and continue your massacre. Firing guns can be a great way of attracting enemies if they're too far away!

In summary, be fast, be reckless, and be as violent as possible. It can be done with enough practice.
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Date Posted: Sep 21, 2013 @ 12:47pm
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