Gangsters 2 hints and tips
By Kegmiester (a.k.a Johnway lee)
In this faq, we will discuss general tactics and any recommendations
in tactics or solutions on certain levels.
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When you're able to buy guns, always issue all members with Tommy
guns. They are cheap and can waste massive groups of people quite
quickly. Ignore silenced pistols and twin packs. They are absolute
rubbish and no good in fights.
When you're able to buy cars, buy roadsters or armoured cars. Only if
you're desperate will you need a sedan. An armoured car with a
gangster with full muscle with Tommy guns can easily take on
gangsters with the same kit but in a roadster quite easily one after
the other and maybe both at the same time.
[BUSINESS, BRIBERY, PERSUASION AND CASH FLOW]
Set up all your illegal businesses as soon as you claim them. Also
try and monitor any places that the rival gangs trash, as they will
always go for these places. Giving you a idea where to defend and
where to nail as many of their gangsters as you can.
Need a boost in cash? Try stealing cars from rival gangs and selling
them. Some of them will sometimes drive outside your base, park them
and go wandering off somewhere. Don't worry about your cars, they
don't bother stealing your cars and the most they would do is steal
back their own.
If you want to take over businesses without trashing them order your
gangster to take the building. But when he/ she says something that
will mean they trash the place (like wrecking time! Or let's trash
this place). Instantly tell them to get out of the building and then
walk back in and claim the place. The shop will be instantly be yours
and function without problems. As for illegal businesses, kill the
guy who runs it and then claim the site as yours.
Robbing banks are a very effective way of gaining cash with 0% APR.
Remember depending on the time, only certain gangsters can rob banks.
A safe cracker and bank robber can only rob banks but at different
times. It's best that you use the bank robber in daylight and safe
crackers at night. Also once it's robbed, hide in a local area and
wait for the bank to be fixed and THEN REPEAT the process for
unlimited cash flow!
When it comes to bribes, get a gangster who can persuade (like TUX)
but what if someone is already bribing them? Not to worry, get your
kidnapper and order him to kidnap the person from the building. If
the person is thrown out of the building and is running for dear
life, you should be influencing the person now. But be careful when
it comes to police stations, you could be throwing out THE WHOLE
STATION FULL OF COPS as well as the police chief and they won't care
if they are under your influence. They will nail or arrest quite
In some cases, bribery is not needed, finding dirt on anyone will
usually bring him or her to your side. Try brothels, casinos and
Speakeasys for evidence. Never illegal businesses where products are
made or printing of fake cash or loan sharks.
When putting a specialist into the illegal business, buy anyone from
the newspaper, they tend to be more or less the same. But some
special ones will come along and you should consider hiring them
regardless if you need them or not. This prevents good manpower going
to waste and stopping them gaining money.
Tommy guns (when you ever get them) are the weapons of choice. It's
the fastest drawing weapon, destructive and great in gunfights. All
gangsters' can use the weapon skill fully. A rifle could be an
alternative if you are a bit short of Tommy guns. But replace them as
soon as you can.
When targeting people on foot, try targeting the gangster in the
middle of the pack and let the team do all the work.
If you are a gangster with assassinate skill you can resolve battles
easily, despite being on your own. Click on the assassinate button
and click on the gangster (or his muscle) that you want dead. The
trick here is that normally you have to clear all the muscle before
you can get your hands on the gangster itself. With the assassinate
feature you target the gangster first. Once he's dead, their muscle
will desert and go back to where they came from.
In drive by situations, you can maximise all the amount of kills
done. When driving towards a crowd, pause the game and target the
closest person, now unpause it and watch their colour square
underneath their feet will vanish as you shoot them. Now pause again.
This means muscle or gangster is dead so target some one else and
unpause the game. Repeat process. You can nail far more people this
way then driving in real time to nail each person.
When you see cops around and they are not under your influence, kill
them. They will become an annoyance to you when trying to do delicate
things or doing street fights. But this is not a permanent solution.
At a change of light, new cops will come along and replace them, but
I do believe there's a limit to the number of people there.
If you are injured or your muscle looks in need of fixing, go to safe
houses and your office till recovered. Or if you are no where near a
safe house, just fire the weak muscle and hire new ones. Just make
sure that you're close to a different muscle site that when doing
this, as you'll just buy the same one if you stand near the same one
you hired them from. Also wait a moment for them to move a fair
distance or you would hire them again.
When entering offices with the lead gang leader, get a bomber to
throw a bomb into their office and clear everyone out and then kill
the boss that runs out. Its much safer then throwing everyone out as
you could be killed in the process.
It should be important that you do as many objectives to help other
gangs join forces with you to save time and money fighting them. Also
provide a safe haven for you. Also the best gangsters will come to
you for work. It's important that you hire them quickly as they will
help you in your mission.
If some missions state that you can make gangsters submit by taking
most of their land, it's probably to follow this route of action. But
remember, before the gang leader is about to submit I suggest you
nick every stray car that you can before you become allies. It would
be a waste of resources if you don't.
If mini gangs begin to spawn (because the main leader is dead and
there's gangsters left) its wise to do drive-bys to clear them off as
they will become a pain once they are free and roaming. Its best you
target their leader who also comes out for walks. No more then 2 cars
should cover these little offices that spring up.
Hitmen are not particularly advised unless their success rate is
around 75 percent and above.
Apart from one level, ignore what your advisor says when it comes to
being wanted, they police are powerless to stop you and they rarely
do raids on your place. Even if they did, you could easily kill them
When hiding in you base, place the aggression really high so they
will instantly begin shooting anyone who throws them out.
Unless, you're in an armoured car, you must not take on too many
muscle guarding at 2 or 3 close business sites as you might get
killed in the process.
If possible try not to kill the muscle that patrol (the ones that
walks around) certain areas, this muscle can be turned to your side,
provided that you capture the district that their muscle site came
from. Otherwise, it's pointless as there would still be plenty of
reserves of muscle even if you killed everyone outside.
Never let muscle guard sites, you can't arm them and they can easily
get over run by gangsters with anything better then a shot gun. Its
better off that you got gangsters with muscle (if possible) to guard
sites as gangsters are far better skilled then muscle and also gives
them the opportunity to obtain better weapons to defend the site.
I'll provide what I can when it comes to tips. Anyone with
information is welcome to tell me.
Right, first up swap your pistols for shotguns. Buy the shop and get
that muscle. If you have any spare shotguns to buy, give them to the
person who is going to take the muscle.
You should consider waiting for the Gang leader to leave his car and
sell off a lot of the muscle before attempting an attack. If
possible, steal his car so he can't use it against you. Just make
sure you've got a decent plan of escape or you'll die trying to steal
[BUFFALO FALLS part 2]
Again, buy more shotguns and this time things will be a little harder
as there are five of them in cars. You have a choice when doing this,
either hide in a building and pick them off when they get out of
their car or you single one after the other and send all your
gangsters to blow away that one car.
[BUFFALO FALLS part3]
Once you claim that site, defend it. They'll send gangsters to
reclaim it. Make sure the person guarding it gets a full set of
muscle and the best weapons. Always keep a close eye on that place
unless you kill the gang leader and everyone deserts.
Just one thing, if you claim the brewery, make sure that the trucks
are around because if you claim the site before the trucks comes
back, you're screwed. As you won't be able to complete the mission.
If you want to take out the enemy gang leader, I suggest you bring 2
gangsters (making sure one of them is Louisiana) and throw a bomb to
kill everyone inside the building. Once you see him coming out of the
building make sure you concentrate all your firepower on him. Just
aware of the fact that if you fail to kill him when he's running out
of the safe house, make sure you are able to corner him as he'll
become extremely frustrating to kill him from then on.
This one should be quite easy. Buy Tux bribe police chief and send
several gangsters to hide in buildings close to the main bridge that
that separates the 2 gangs (swap any spare ones in the office when
those at work become weak). The attacks might not be frequent but
they still happen and cause trouble.
Set up the illegal business in your area at the start quickly and buy
that specialist. He's skills are invaluable when money is concerned
in this level. Make sure he survives at all costs.
I would recommend taking on the blue gang as he's is weaker of the 2
and also speed up completing the level. Also would be the easiest way
of setting up cash. Yellow is slightly more vicious and should be
suggested that you tackle them last and kill the gang leader instead
of subduing him.
[The Farreli brothers level]
Again, set up send some of your gangsters to sites close to the
bridgeheads. Yellow won't attack you but never the less, if you start
on them first they will.
It's recommended that you tackle the blue gang as he is in the middle
as taking on purple would be harder to take on.
Pink gang has a lot of cheap cars you can steal. Take all and sell
Yellow has a tasty armoured car. Provided you see it unoccupied by
their occupants outside their turf, nick it. Never takes the armoured
car that is close in their turf, as it's not the easiest time.
Start by taking on blue, then pink and finally yellows. I would
suggest take the first 2 territories and make them submit and bring
armoured cars and a bomber to kill the last one. He's resources are
too large to claim quickly.
This is always been a topic of concern as many people can't do the
first bit right. First up, buy "hands on" from the newspaper, and
give him a set of muscle and arm him with as many Tommy guns you can
afford possibly. Now, hire him some muscle get in the fastest car and
drive to where the hostage is. Eliminate all guards and claim the
site. The hostage will be thrown out, so kidnap him quickly. Once
you've done this, pause the game and set up a hide out or safe house
there and place him in there. Not only have you got the mayors
brother safe without travelling back to your office, you've also
created a sort of beachhead to start claiming Kitsen's turf.
Once you've captured the mayor's brother, be vigilant in your home
turf, as they won't hesitate to send gangsters to trash your office
or safe house in your area. Leave a gangster (2 muscle attachments
should be fine) at each site and send one to do some work now that
you've got your prised car.
Once you're ready to get kitsen you'll need to bring all but one
gangster to one side of the path leading to his office and the other
side with a bomber. Now here is the trick: Bring all your gangsters
with machine guns to start some suppressing fire and whiles they are
distracted, get your bomber to lob a bomb into the large crowd to
finish them all off. Send any one who is injured in the battle to
flee and hire extra gangsters if you need more covering fire.
There's nothing hard about this level apart from the start. Its best
you prepare for an onslaught invasion from the enemy gangsters once
you invade their territory. First up, bribe the police chief in your
area. Now line the main road with gangsters with full muscle around
junction points (not on the bridge leading to town as there's too
many in one pack to handle at a time) be prepared to have another
gangster near the whorehouse that is close to your office waiting
there. Get one gangster into a car and drive down to anyone of the
grocery stores close to one of in the purple gangs place. It's
advised you take the one on the main road that isn't guarded. By now,
all hells broken lose and you'll have to fight to protect your land.
If you survive, take your gangster behind enemy territory to being
taking each of the unguarded sites using stealth and hiding in other
shops to dodge the gangsters that keep coming along. Slowly claim as
many sites possible and taking the illegal business nearby muscle
sites won't hurt either.
Once you've set up your operations, it's absolutely up to you how you
complete the level. I find it more productive just to claim each site
and kill all gang leaders. But if you can't be tossed, just get the
store near the top.
"Speedy" in the newspaper would be useful in this level and would at
least be a better gangster then those without special skills.
Armoured cars help a lot in this mission, as this will reduce death
rates and allow you to take on other cars much more easily. Giving
one to "speedy" would be wise idea.
At the start of the level, hire a gangster with the assassinate skill
and drive him close to a site next to the bank. Now be prepared, your
territory will be over run and you won't have much hope other then to
fight them off and claim as much land as possible to curb your loss
of income. They every so often bring cars to attack you, nick them
and sell them away to have a boost in cash.
To get our target, will require timing and luck. Forget claiming any
sites on the other side of town. Instead send a single armoured car
with a fast driver skill and give him lots of muscle and drive and
park close to where he parks his car. The trick here is to kill him
when he's going towards the casino or leaving it. This is no simple
Nasty one this. You could save money by stealing the brown gangs
armoured cars and using them for your cause. Just remember that you
only have one shot at this and what you get in the first snatch is
what you get and they will wage war on you soon after.
There's a gangster in the newspaper that has lots of good skills but
absolutely rubbish in all areas. Hire him/ her near the end of the
level as he'll be invaluable asset to the team.
When doing your attack into the island, bring all gangsters with
armoured cars and muscle to attack one of the entrances. The key
threat in this area are the roaming armoured cars so gang up on them
and if none of the cars round the pack can't take pot shots at the
armoured car, shoot the muscle that comes running down to shoot at
you. Switch targets when your gangster is able to shoot at the
armoured car. Don't drive too deep into enemy territory at the start
or you'll be wiped out quite easily.
If you are able to get to the purple gang leaders office, have no
regrets to send several armoured cars with full muscle and Tommy guns
to wipe them clean. There are plenty of potential gangsters who could
leave the office to take back what you so badly worked for. Restrict
them to guarding their office. You could throw a bomb into the office
but the rate that they throw out gangsters to guard the office is far
too quick to make the task easy.
A nasty and very time consuming level. The main issues here are the
gangsters that guard each site as well as the muscle there and the
large pack of assassins/gangsters that attack on the main road
leading out of your area on the side near the start of the level.
Bring all gangsters you can spare and all assassins to wait for them
to come along the main road.
It is highly suggested that you use assassins as they are very useful
in claiming sites or you'll take serious beatings trying to relieve
and take sites without them. The more assassins you can get, the
faster they claim land before the assassins begin to come along.
The tip here to clear these sites is to assassinate the gangster and
then leg it. That will remove the threat of the gangster and his
Tommy gun welding muscle. Dodge any patrolling muscle is useful
tactic so that they don't hinder escape. But to do this, you need to
have good timing. If you need help to escape try hiding in buildings.
Once you reach their office, its important that you leave several
gangsters with full muscle and armoured cars to clear the entrance of
their office as that is the source of all trouble lies. If you are
able to plug up the surge of gangsters from here, the chances are
your sites would be much safer. Remember to swap people doing this
job so those on duty can heal. Hire extra gangsters if you have to
just to stop this surge of people.
[New temperance part1]
There are several things you must do first. Bring all your gangsters
to that little side entrance close to the factories. There will
always be people coming down that pathway. Bring assassin and any
spare gangsters who aren't doing anything. You must always keep watch
of this area as your gangsters can't react as early as you can and
also they might run across the street to claim those sites and they
could be killed by the nasty armoured car. Do not relieve most of
these gangsters unless you've got resources to claim the road on the
opposite side. Once that side of the bridge is claimed, leave a car
to patrol there whiles any other gangsters need to heal or buy a new
car to join the claiming.
One gangster in a roadster at the start, the cars you have at the
start are important to transport injured people away from the pathway
that most of the gangsters will be guarding. Claim one site at a time
and if possible heal up after each muscle you kill, as those muscle
with Tommy guns will blow your men to pieces. Its best to give the
claiming sites job to the spy, as the person can spy on illegal sites
whiles they claim them it'll bring up dirt that can provide you very
important info to help you. Oh, and don't claim the speakeasy close
to the mayors office, there's stuff we need to nick there when you
discover it. As soon as you are able to afford a armoured car, get
one continue the claiming (sell the current car if you have to)
The sooner you can get the army to switch sides before you claim the
other half of new temperance (where Constantine's office is located),
the easier it'll be to claim their sites.
The FBI will constantly raid this one certain area, claim the site
but by all means don't set up illegal business there. When Provided
you've got a lot of land and close to claiming half of the city, you
could try to send in lots of fast gangsters to do drive bys when
Constantine goes to meet the gang leader bosses. But it's highly
risky and the point score will look very ugly when you do it.
[New temperance Part 2]
Finally, if you don't manage to kill him in the city, you'll have to
kill him here. Buy all the cars and fit the fastest drivers and Joey
Bane in them. Now head out to his site (anyone who hasn't got a car
should set off on foot and clear all the gangsters or muscle around),
Constantine is at the back of the casino with 2 muscle. Drive past
the gangsters at the front Nail the first muscle to make Constantine
ignore his armoured car and begin running down. Drive away and leave
the rest of the cars to nail the other people or converge on
Constantine (if you want the first gangster could carry on fighting
till they die but it's not nice). Remember that this guy can take a
lot of beatings so the more people with Tommy guns shooting at him
the better. Once he's dead the mission's over.