IGI2 - Bridge over the Dnestr mission SOLVED!

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It took me the longest time to figure this one out! The trick is to draw the guys off the bridge and onto the hill. Then, take these guys out BEFORE you grab the detonators. You have to beat the clock, never be seen, and meet the accuracy requirement.

The clock starts at 15:00. You have to blow the bridge before 7:00. That means you have 8 minutes to do everything. Here's how you do it.

When the mission starts, switch to knife and run straight and a bit left. Go over the hill and down to the driveway. Head directly for the nearby fence corner where the trucks are parked. There is a tree there and bushes. Dive into the bushes and get out your pistol.

Time approx. 14:10

You are first going take out 4 guards patrolling the lot. When bullets start flying these guys are going to come your way from either around the back of the trucks or along the fence in front of the trucks. Make sure that the tree doesn't block you from aiming at the guy who might come down the fence in front of the trucks. Make sure the bush doesn't block your view.

As you lay there for a second, you'll see a guy patrolling off in the center of the lot behind the trucks diagonally in front of you. Put two shots into him. If you didn't kill him then he comes running. Turn and try to put one round into the guy patrolling way off to your left in front of the garage. You'll probably miss but you need him to come running too. Get ready! There are 4 guys heading your way and that bush doesn't provide much cover!

Quickly check your map computer and see where everybody is. As guards come from behind the trucks, put two square into their chest BEFORE they reach the fence. Otherwise they'll see you laying right there. As guards come along the fence in front of the trucks, turn and drill them BEFORE they reach the corner else they'll see you too. It's a bit nerve racking because you don't know which direction they're coming from and you have to drill them fast before they reach the fence. Be calm. After some practice, you can take all of these guys out quickly.

Now get up and run to the hole in the fence while reloading your pistol. Switch to your knife. Dive through the hole. Run to the button. Don't run along the wall to the button. Run near the truck then walk the last bit up to the button. Use the button. The fence opens.

Time approx.13:10

When the gate opens, step inside and lay flat. Crawl over to the bush by the alarm. This bush is amazing! You can hide in this little bush and blast away with your AR-15 and nobody sees you! Once in the bush, switch to the AR-15 and drill the guy facing you standing in front of the truck beneath the camera. The alarm sounds. Get ready. All hell is going to break loose!

Use short bursts. Don't blast blindly because you'll ruin your accuracy. As each guard approaches, give them a short burst into their chest. One by one they go down. Also, there's a guy who comes running out the door. Turn and blast him in the back. It all happens fast! Pay attention because if a guard gets behind the bush he'll sees you and opens fire!

All the noise makes the guys on the bridge come up the hill to investigate. They all gather on the other side of the wall facing the street.

Use your infrared to quickly check if you've dropped everybody in the yard.

Time approx. 11:20

Get up and search the bodies for grenades. Usually I find one. If you don't then don't worry about it. Toss the grenade at the fuel barrels alongside the wall between the two shipping containers. Or, you can save the grenade and toss it at the fuel barrels when you're ready to unlock the rear-gate. Either way, the explosion helps draw them up the hill to that side of the compound wall.

There is one guy standing at the far right corner of the building. There are a couple of ways to take this guy out. One is to lay down behind the truck and aim underneath the truck and put a short burst into his chest. This is a risky shot because if you miss then he sees you! Or, you can run to the sniper rifle leaning up against the other truck. Grab it and lay flat. Aim and fire! Don't forget to pickup your AR-15.

After this guy goes down, put on your infrared and run to the wall beneath the guy on the inside catwalk. He hears you and stops. Quickly switch to your AR-15 and blast him through the wall. You'll hear him go down. If you don't hear him go down then check to see where he's at. If he's still standing, adjust your aim and take this guy out!

Reload and head for the door underneath the camera. Open the door and quickly step inside and dive to your right. The two guards almost never see me when I step inside.

One guard runs to a corner of the inside fence and stops. Drop him! This causes the second guy to run around crazy. This guy doesn't stop and you must blast him while he is running around. This guy is the toughest guy to drop in the whole mission. If you miss him then he turns and fires! If you spray too many bullets then your accuracy goes down. You can switch to your silenced pistol and use that instead. Take this guy out! Get up and switch to your knife and run to the gate. Open the gate.

Time approx. 10:45

Grab the explosives and exit the backdoor. Don't worry about alarms going off. Run around to the back gate of the compound. Quickly check your map computer to see if there are guards on the other side of the wall near your position. They should be on the other side of the wall facing the street. Occasionally, you'll find a couple of guys back by that gate. If there are guys back there, quietly follow them to the corner. As they move, you move. If a guy stops, quietly pluck him in the head.

If there is nobody back there, run along the hill to the bush on the edge of the hill where you can face directly down the wall where all the guards are. Be careful. There are guards all on the other side of that wall. Dive to the ground and crawl the last bit to the bush.

Time approx. 10:15

Once in the bush, get out the AR-15. Grenade launcher time! Launch grenades into the crowd. You want to take out as many of these guys as possible. If a bunch of guards are all standing together, launch one straight into the crowd! Kaboom!

By the way, taking guys out with grenades increase your accuracy.

Immediately switch to your pistol and take out anybody still standing. Don't start firing blindly. You still have accuracy to keep in mind. Pluck one and when they turn and come your way, put two into their chest. Sometimes I manage to kill all of the guys with the grenades but mostly I have to pluck the guys still standing. Take out everybody on that hill!

Now, check your map computer to see if you've gotten everybody. If you got everybody (except for the guys by the detonators) then head for the detonators. If not, then be patient. Usually there are 2 or 3 guys from the bridge who are still on the bottom of the hill but are thinking about coming up the hill now. Wait for these guys to get to the top of the hill in front of you then drop them one at a time. Or, you can risk sliding down the hill and trying to get the detonators and onto the bridge without them seeing you. But then they see you when you try to leave the bridge after setting the explosives.

Time approx. 9:20

Now, turn and slide down the hill right behind you heading straight for the detonators. Crawl to the detonators. Grab the detonators. There is a guy patrolling back and forth on the other side of the truck behind the detonators. You can take this guy out when he stops with one into his head. Otherwise, you can leave him alone but he might see you when you run alongside the road to the bridge. Usually he doesn't. If you've got time then take him out. It's a risky shot because if you miss he makes a big stink and the guys in the nests turn and blast you. Your choice.

Either way, once you've gotten the detonators, crawl back behind the truck. Crouch-walk behind the truck if you need to move and reload your silenced pistol. Crawl into the bush in front of the truck by the bottom of the hill. Get into position so you can pop the nearest guy in the machine gun nest in the side of the head. He goes down quietly. This causes the guy in the other far nest to turn. Sometimes he turns and crouches. Take solid aim at his head and pop him. Tough shot but you can do it!

Get up and toss your AR-15 and run straight towards the road and when you reach the side of the road, turn and run alongside the road straight to the catwalk on the near side of the bridge.

Time approx. 8:30-9:00

Set the explosives on one side of the bridge. Cross the road at the rear of the bridge and set the explosives on the far side of the bridge. Then, run off the bridge. Head diagonally to your left straight up the hill. I usually head all the way up to a nice flat-spot on the very top of that hill with a beautiful view so I can survey all the bodies I left behind with my infrared goggles. And I get to watch the bridge blow. Mission accomplished!

Time approx: 7:00-7:30

Eventually I completed this mission with 7:33 on the clock, never seen, 100% health and 100% accuracy. Finally got my David Jones rating! Hooray!

Tough mission! Don't give up!

Good luck,

peblair

Hello peblair, can you please give me your email address? I've just randomly "ran" to your (I must say fantastic!) IGI 2 walkthroughs, and since I'm a true IGI maniac like you, I would be glad to share some tips & tricks with you... From what I've read, your walkthroughs seem to be very, very well written - to say the least! Just give me some sort of contact (per private message, of course), OK?

Don't share your tips and tricks just with me. Post them on this site and share them with everybody who enjoyed playing IGI and IGI2. Glad you liked my walkthroughs. It was a challenge to get my "David Jones" rating for these missions. Even though they were tough, I knew there had to be a way to beat the mission. The trick was to not give up.

Good luck!

OK, I will try my best :) I'm working on a walkthrough which will be mostly concentrated on doing the levels in the stealthiest way possible - that is without using too much gunfire, with as many broken necks as possible :) Expect it soon!

There is another way. Only it depends on how good you are with the Sniper Rifle.

I run straight down to the river (as always, at an angle and carrying the knife because it's faster). You should get there at about 14:15. Cross the river (again, keep going at an angle as you swim a smidge faster). Over the other side, hide behind a bush just across the road from the two groups of guards by the truck. Switch to the rifle and use your explosive rounds to take them out. I usually pick a bush right across from them which is between two trees and if I angle at the tree line across the road, hit them spot on every time.

Take out the group on the left side of the truck first and then the group on the right. If you do it the other way around, the group on the left will start to move. Once they're both down, drop the rifle and head over to the bodies. Get the two sniper rifles. You should be picking them up at about 13:30 give or take a few seconds.

Now turn around and run back over the road and head up the hill (again, at angle with knife). There's a spot up there where you can see right down into the compound and get clear shots of all of them. If you're good, you can get the guy who is patrolling near the alarm button in the head with your first shot. If not (or with your second shot), take out the camera. You DO NOT want the alarm to go off.

Start taking them out. As I said, this is the key with this method, you have to be quick with the sniper rifle. You do have a bit of time but hitting people quicker is better. I usually mix up my targets between taking out people in the compound and taking out the guards by the river. Flip back, check there's no-one near the alarm button (if there is, take them down before they press it). Keep going until everyone in the compound is dead and everyone on the ground by the bridge is dead. You should have enough ammo.

You should finish sniping by about 11:40. Run down the hill and head over the bridge. Now, there might be a guy walking along the side of the bridge on the side you couldn't see. You can get behind him (use thermal goggles to tell) and pop him in the back with the pistol. Depending on how good you were, you may have one or two guys left near the bridge as well. Take them out (or restart and try again with the sniper rifle).

Run up the corner of the hill (not the slope but the part closest to you that a few guards will often try and run up) and head for the hole in the fence. Before you get to the hole, hang back in a bush away from the fence and use the pistol to drop the first guy that walks into view. The other two will follow so wait patiently and take them out when they reach the fence (if you pick the right bush which for me, is right on the side of the hill, they won't see you). Don't worry about the fourth guy patrolling inside unless you get a nice shot. It's up to you. Usually I run past and open the compound.

It should be about 10:20 as the compound door opens. Run inside the deserted compound. If you didn't take the guy behind the building out with the sniper rifle, take him out now with your pistol. Drop to the ground just behind the truck and you can hit him twice without him seeing you.

Use the thermal goggles. To find the guy just inside the building on the walkway. Jump around outside so he hears you and stops. He'll say "huh" (or whatever it is they say). Now take him out with the silenced pistol. It'll take a few shots but you should be able to do it. Basically, be patient. Use the thermal goggles, find out where he is, take a shot, thermal goggles, take a shot, repeat until he's dead.

Now head inside the building and crouch down in the shadow of the boxes that are just on the right of the door. If you're lucky, there'll be a guy standing in front of you (behind the fence) and you can take him out, if not, you'll have to edge around the box slowly and find the guys inside. Take out the camera first. Then take the guys out or wait for the guys to come near you (if they're running around because you've taken a few shots at them) and take them out where the camera can't see them. Either way, kill those guys and take out the camera. This bit is the trickiest bit because these guys can be anywhere and if one spots you, it's over.

Now shoot the lock off the gate, grab the explosives and head out the back door of the building. By the time you open the back door of the compound, it should be about 8:48. That gives you plenty of time to head down the slope, pick up the detonators, run to the bridge and set the explosives. Again, running at an angle and carrying the knife. All up you should finish with a few seconds to spare (depending on how well you went).

The advantage I find with this approach is that you take out all of the problems. The guards over the other side of the river, the guards inside the compound and the guards on the bridge fairly quickly and easily. In fact you spend more time running then you do killing. It basically means you're not worried about guards popping up in weird places or spotting you. You know where all the guards are and can take them out without them seeing you. The only problem is, as I said, the inside of the building in that compound.

More to the point, I've been able to consistently finish this mission under time and with high accuracy using this method. Before I'd always have trouble with those guards across the bridge who kept popping up in the wrong places, which would mess up all my planning.

Agree with you, DarkUnderlord. Those guys on the other side of the river simply ask for being killed with the grenades from your M16 - it's always easy, quick, and reproducible! Great walkthrough, btw!

I'll have to try that one myself Mr Underlord ! I've achieved the level anyway using my own method, but i did try Plebairs in this thread, however, even making all the noise and blowing up the barrels, some of the guards on the bridge side still didnt come all the way across. Dunno why. Its still a pretty tough level anyways up !

Did you try dropping the guy directly under the camera first? This sets off the alarm. It seems that each time, the alarm and the gunfire draws all the guards off the bridge. The only thing is that sometimes (when I'm laying in the bush on the hill after using the grenade launcher) I typically find 1 or 2 guards still standing at the bottom of the hill by the truck who are on their way up the hill. So I have to wait a bit for them to get up there before I can take them out. Try first setting off the alarm by dropping the guy standing in front of the camera.

Just a stupid screen shot of what happened when I climbed up the Bridge over the River Denestr (?) during the C-4 explosive countdown... I was bored. :p

QUOTE: Just a stupid screen shot of what happened when I climbed up the Bridge over the River Denestr (?) during the C-4 explosive countdown... I was bored. :p

I've tried this too :)

Ok,

This is ABJ. I am great fan of this game. After all this work i needed someone
to share my ideas for this game. I am sad to here that IGI 3 will never come
also people underrated this great game.

So far i am new to this thread, but nice to see guys like Peblair are there to live pumping this game even in 2008!

Talking about big attitude, I completed all 19 missions of igi 2 with david jones rank!!

Well for this stage i use following : probability of success : 8/10 with skills.
My time : 7 min 50 sec with all 100%.

In short,
=Run with knife(carry all weapons) till main road comes . Here look into sky for a second ,take a primary gun - shoot launcher to rear end of left fence(this makes all petrol guards run towards rear end where actual enterance is) - drop this primary gun (this increases running speed)-
climb on hill - wait for a sec as people goes away behind - run through hole in fence (extreme right fence ) towards gate.- TIME : 13.40 on timer

=on opening the gate, run behind truck -crouch behind container-hide behind close to it before guy comes- when he is in BUSH take a shot in HEAD only or
stay close to container (not too) when he faces behind, crouch from behind and slice him only when he is in BUSH (dropping primary gun helps to crouch quickly believe me)- take silence gun out move two step forward behind container. Lie flat on ground .Take down petrol guy at rear end at bushes. Be quick making sure that he is not too close in vision of two standing guy.

= 3 or 4 to go on outer compound.- come to position where one guy was down- lie flat -take down camera FIRST- 2 standing guys become alerted. quickly take down this two from same position- If 3rd guy comes out of room-take him too-don't worry abt accuracy right now.- now run towards front fence for way to garrage-In between take down that hidden guy at rear of garrage on crouch position.

=walk and crouch towards door unlock it-If guys are running due to launcher (remember) then enter flat- hide in dark -wait for two guy to come -take them down-after that take down that upper guy from same position OR if they unheard of any sound that makes total 4 guy in the room(one who didn't come out)-on flat pos. shoot him down anywhere from behind-go in dark -wait for that two to come-repeat the same OR if there are 3 unheard guys(not that petrolling one) then shoot out camera first then two directly there or just give single shot to draw attention-hide in dark-repeat same.

=take detonators(make sure to shoot camera first)-run out from room-on way towards rear gate-MAKE SURE TO TAKE Dragunov for NEXT stage.- u are not going to waste any bullet from it - change to knife

=Now u should have atleast 3 min from 7 min to get david jones. plus 30 odd seconds for back up. notice that STEALTH IS STILL ON . 10 : 45 on timer

=now run towards right from hill down to truck from behind- run -walk -crouch as u go nearby-hide behind truck (first one from road) -open map comp-see petroling guy as he start moving towards road- close map comp-
walk slowly from behind truck towards wireless remote-take and quickly come back toward original position-one can drop Dragunov for a while to increase
speed (can be noticeable to two moving guy in not done quickly)

=Here comes big issue. Note that all are in the same position from start of the game.
problem is fitting of bombs and not with the time if u have 2:30 min in hand.
ok from truck-crouch behind tree - walk - run to cross the road (use timing of walking,running well or else read your training manual or something)-don't even try to enter from machine gun side . u will come to know if u do so.-from other side of road ,run towards bridge, not too close-take down guy walking on small space on right-quickly crouch - and then lie down while entering in tray space be quick as guy from other side is coming from front side( we want the same that he comes from machine gun side )-what will happen if he comes from other side? well u can't get david jones. this is explained at last.

=Ok from bridge on right side don't put bombs right in series as is it deadly because that guy is chasing u from behind and one more ESSENTIAL thing that u have to remain in same side as u started off.-so go quickly take round from other side -come back to machine gun side -put your first bomb here at machine gun side-don't worry abt those people as they don't see u -this allows two things-one> u are at correct side with 20 sec to leave the bridge and 2> other guy keeps searching on that side as he hear running sound.-
now go back to place second bomb towards truck side and don't worry abt that people also-again take a reverse trip-now if u see that guy in that side take down him without harm -run place 3rd bomb -at last place forth bomb-run--but wait before leaving bridge lie flat creep out of bridge mouth- creep to the left-run from here ASAP(this avoid machine gun to be noticed)-thats why placement of last bomb is geotactically very important.

(if that guy comes from other side u cant shoot him from truck side as that makes truck people alert so u have to wait on same place that makes to pass the time neither u can run fast from truck side in same lane of him to shoot him as this makes to be spotted by him first before his death.)

=with Dragunov i passed next stage in 2:28 record time all 100%

=hope u enjoyed reading.

Well, I've only recently attempted to do this mission within the David Jones rank, and after literally 1000 tries, I finished it in 7:30 minutes, 100 % health, 89 % accuracy, and without being spotted (see this pic).

I must say I greatly welcomed jainapurvab's tip re: those 4 guards in the parking lot! It maybe decreases your accuracy a bit, but if you fire that grenade properly, it can easily save you at least half a minute of your time!

The trick is also to not alert those 4 guards located in that closed garage near the rear entrance to the base, as this can save you a lot of time as well... Of course, you have to be very careful in order to achieve that, since often when you fire at those 2 guys standing near the camera (even with your silenced pistol!), the bullets will alert those 4 guards in the garage as well...

The rest of my approach was pretty similar to the one which peblair and jainapurvab mentioned. That means, I've killed the guards in the warehouse from that dark place near the door, grabbed the explosives, exited the base via its rear entrance, grabbed the detonators by carefully approaching the guards by the machine-gun nests from the hill above, and then crossed the road in crawl mode...

The only difference was the final phase of my approach (i.e. planting of the explosives) where I would just carefully crawl on that ledge near the bridge and then kill the guard who patrols there by WAITING HIM TO COME AWAY FROM ME and then quickly RUNNING TO HIM and STABBING HIM WITH THE KNIFE... Since the surface of the ledge is very soft, he would hear me approaching only when I was cca 1 m away behind him, so it's indeed possible... Also, if you use this approach, the guard patrolling on the other side of the bridge won't hear/see the killing at all, so you can then quickly run to the other side of the bridge and then do the same to him as well... So far, the guards by the machine-gun nests haven't spotted me even once (even when running)!

Of course, the main problem is that sometimes when you'll be about to kill that guy patrolling the right side of the bridge, he will be coming TOWARDS you (or he'll be positioned TOO FAR from you to catch him while he's still walking AWAY from you). In this case, you'll have either to wait till he once again starts walking away from you (which will cost you A LOT of time) or to kill him with your silenced pistol (which, of course, alerts the guard patrolling the other side of the bridge)... I would prefer the 2nd option - i.e. quickly kill him with your silenced pistol, and then RUN to the other side of the ledge, then LIE FLAT and wait. The other guy shouldn't notice you at all. In most of the cases, he will come from the other side of the bridge, so just wait till he's on that ledge, and then quickly pop him with a couple of shots from your silenced pistol... Of course, DON'T TRY TO KILL HIM BEFORE HE'S ABOUT TO DESCEND ON THAT LEDGE, or the guards near the machine-gun nests will see the killing!

Well, after replaying the level for another dozen times, I've come to some additional conclusions regarding those 2 guys patrolling the bridge (from now on, I'll call the one patrolling the right side of the bridge as "RIGHT", and the one patrolling the left side as "LEFT")...

Of course, first you need to kill the RIGHT guy. If you try to kill him silently from behind, you'll have to wait till he starts walking away from you, but regardless of where you kill this RIGHT guy, if you kill him silently from behind, the LEFT guy will always be on the opposite end of his patrolling route (or already walking TOWARDS you) when you arrive at the farther end of the bridge, making it impossible for you to catch him without being spotted... Therefore, you'll have to wait a bit till he comes CLOSE ENOUGH for you to kill him with the silenced pistol (and FAR ENOUGH from the machine-gun guards to not be seen when falling on the ground or to not be heard when being hit)... Therefore, you can use this slight time delay to place one explosive on the farther end of the bridge (I mean the RIGHT side of the bridge)...

Of course, if the RIGHT guy is walking TOWARDS you at the time of your arrival, you'll have no other choice but to kill him with the silenced pistol (or you'll have to wait till he turns back - which will cost you a lot of time)... If you do that, the LEFT guy will of course notice it and start running towards the right side of the bridge from the direction you came in, but since it takes him some time till he arrives there, you can use this time delay to place the bomb (as I've mentioned above), and then quickly lie flat and kill him as he appears...

I believe the only place where you can REALLY gain some time in this level is actually the base itself... As I've already said, the trick here is to draw the 4 guys in the parking lot away (as jainapurvab mentioned), and also to not alert the 4 guards in the garage. It's just a matter of quick and precise shooting, which in itself is a difficult task, simply because the G17 silenced pistol is one helluva inaccurate weapon (compared to SOCOM)... It also has almost zero penetration (for instance, sometimes it takes even up to 5 shots to kill the enemy from this thing) and a very heavy kick, which often causes the 2nd shot to miss the target (provided you fire in rapid succession, of course)...

Anyway, after another 20 or so tries, I've finally managed to beat the level under 7 minutes, whilst achieving the David Jones rank (see this pic). I've also did it with 100 % accuracy (though within 7:05 minutes)...

Recently, I've also tried to do the level a bit differently... That is, once I've drawn those 4 guards in the parking lot away (as jainapurvab said), I DIDN'T toss the M16A2 rifle yet. Instead, I've carried it all the way through the base, and once I've opened the rear gate, I just fired one additional grenade to the area on the left, and only THEN tossed the weapon. The guards near the machine-gun nests of course heard the blast and went to investigate, but unfortunately, those who were behind the machine-guns still remained there... This in itself wouldn't be a problem, since if you kill the guard positioned nearest the road silently, you can run towards the bridge without any problems, but unfortunately, once you kill him (actually, once you kill ANY of those 7 guards located by the machine-gun nests), one of the 2 groups of soldiers located on the other side of the bridge will (for some strange reason) hear it and go to investigate...

Also, this whole level has one small dilemma, which can greatly affect your final achieved time. I mean, in the next level (Ambush), you'll carry the same weapons which you had at the end of this mission, so you'll have to make a decision which weapon to carry and which not... Of course, the best solution is to grab that Dragunov from near the truck, but because of this, you'll have to carry this weapon all the way till the end of the mission - and this of course has a very negative effect on your final achieved time... On the other hand, if you decide to finish the level WITHOUT any primary weapon, your final achieved time will be that much quicker...

Anyway, I believe that (if everything goes OK), it's indeed possible to beat the level under 6:30 minutes... It's definitely one of the tougher missions - last but not least because of the fact that the visibility in the whole area is on a VERY high level... Gotta have another try! :)

QUOTE: Recently, I've also tried to do the level a bit differently... That is, once I've drawn those 4 guards in the parking lot away (as jainapurvab said), I DIDN'T toss the M16A2 rifle yet. Instead, I've carried it all the way through the base, and once I've opened the rear gate, I just fired one additional grenade to the area on the left, and only THEN tossed the weapon. The guards near the machine-gun nests of course heard the blast and went to investigate, but unfortunately, those who were behind the machine-guns still remained there... This in itself wouldn't be a problem, since if you kill the guard positioned nearest the road silently, you can run towards the bridge without any problems, but unfortunately, once you kill him (actually, once you kill ANY of those 7 guards located by the machine-gun nests), one of the 2 groups of soldiers located on the other side of the bridge will (for some strange reason) hear it and go to investigate...

Also, this whole level has one small dilemma, which can greatly affect your final achieved time. I mean, in the next level (Ambush), you'll carry the same weapons which you had at the end of this mission, so you'll have to make a decision which weapon to carry and which not... Of course, the best solution is to grab that Dragunov from near the truck, but because of this, you'll have to carry this weapon all the way till the end of the mission - and this of course has a very negative effect on your final achieved time... On the other hand, if you decide to finish the level WITHOUT any primary weapon, your final achieved time will be that much quicker...

Anyway, I believe that (if everything goes OK), it's indeed possible to beat the level under 6:30 minutes... It's definitely one of the tougher missions - last but not least because of the fact that the visibility in the whole area is on a VERY high level... Gotta have another try! :)

When i wrote this walkthrough, i was in confusion about which gun to carry.
If you carry M-16 or go with out any primary , your next level will be on doom.On other hand if you go for sniper,tension of Time increases on this mission.In the hand I went for later part.

Anyways, This mission have a bug. I say bug because when one kills the machine gun guy facing towards bridge even with knife while creeping(it is possible to do for just a research), group of guards start petroling like a dad's garden and when one do big blast(on Remote side) ,they remain calm.
So there is no way that one can kill them.

But i have an idea.May be a bit worthy.Just for an experiment(if you dont want sniper which is a big lose or someone finds a way to pass next mission without sniper in rank 1), carry M16 with you.You have to do 3 blasts.

Blast one as i have mentioned for those 4 guys.
Blast two as you(skorecel) mentioned where garage is located.
Blast three from behing the truck to chopper side(where Quest arrives in next mission) ,hiding in bushes, after picking Remote control.

What happens in blast 3?
In blast number 2, Something 3 guys moves towards garage. Two guys of an interest remains there. This guys can not be hurt as they are nested by program bug.So after blast 3 , this two guards move behind from their original position for say 8-10 seconds towards chopper side.Here your position is just behing the tree in the bush(last bush from road side) So one can use this time moving inside LEFT of bridge.

One more thing. Blast 3 timing is important.Blast only when LEFT guard on the bridge is moving away from jones. Also use knife to kill him because either it an another program bug that alerts the group on other side when he is killed(if yes then whole idea of blast 3 falls) or bullets fly over to them as LEFT is killed.I did not recollect but one can prove this by creeping over the frame of bridge from right to left side(An experiment) and falling direclty over to left side to kill LEFT guy to conclude the reason. I will try though in future.

Also i need more insight in blast 2. Do guards standing below the camera outside of garage move? if yes then how much long it takes to complete objective 1 after the blast 2.

Also one will be very glad if someone clears next mission without sniper(in record time , less than 2:30 min)

QUOTE: Anyways, This mission have a bug. I say bug because when one kills the machine gun guy facing towards bridge even with knife while creeping(it is possible to do for just a research), group of guards start petroling like a dad's garden and when one do big blast(on Remote side) ,they remain calm.
So there is no way that one can kill them.

Exactly! I just can't understand how on earth can those guys hear/see the killing, when they're on the other side of the bridge?! Do they have some walkie-talkies or what? :)

The same for that guy patrolling the LEFT side of the bridge. You know, I haven't tried it yet, but I can confirm you that I've experienced this bug literally million times! For example, once when I was playing the very first level and killed the guard behind the warehouse doors with the silenced pistol, the bullet also alerted the guards in the nearby barracks... Stupid!

QUOTE: Also i need more insight in blast 2. Do guards standing below the camera outside of garage move? if yes then how much long it takes to complete objective 1 after the blast 2.

You probably misunderstood me... I tried this 2nd grenade shot when I was already LEAVING the base (so those 2 guys under the camera which you've mentioned were already BOTH DEAD)...

Anyway, as far as I remember, when I fired this 2nd grenade, 3 guys from below went to investigate, whereas the remaining 4 stayed near the machine-gun nests (one of them patrolling). I haven't tried that 3rd blast (which you've mentioned) yet, but it sounds very interesting! If those remaining 4 guards can leave their original positions at least for cca those 8-10 seconds, then you can easily gain even half a minute! I'll have a try soon!

Btw, when speaking about those bugs, there's one which you can use to great effect in the whole game, but it comes pretty handy in this particular level. I mean, if you hide yourself inside those bushes (as peblair mentioned), the enemies won't see you at all - even when shooting from M16A2 rifle! What an ugly bug! And that's not all! Many times, I've also encountered some "blind" enemies. For example, if you go near those snipers in the Production Facility level (I mean those who guard the base) using the CRAWL mode, they won't notice you at all! You can easily get behind their back and stab them / twist their neck without any problems!

To jainapurvab:

Well, after literally 1000 additional tries, I've finally managed to beat the level under 6 minutes (see this pic). It's certainly possible to finish it under 5:50 (5:40 at best), but not any quicker.

As for that 2nd grenade blast which I've originally mentioned in my previous posts, well, you don't need it at all! All you have to do is to grab those explosives, get into the bushes near the road, and then fire that "3rd" grenade (as you've mentioned). Really, your tip is EXCELLENT!!! In most of the times, ALL the guards near the machine-gun nests will run away, giving you all the time in the world to run to the bridge without any problems!

As for those 2 guards patrolling the bridge, my personal choice was to kill the RIGHT guy first, since if you do it vice-versa, there's a big possibility that one of those guards near the machine-gun nests will spot you (or will see the killing)...

You've also mentioned that it's better to fire that 3rd grenade when the guy on the LEFT side of the bridge is walking AWAY from you, but to be honest, I didn't care (since I didn't want to lose any precious seconds by waiting)... Even if he hears the blast, it's not that big of a deal (since if you kill the RIGHT guy with your silenced pistol, he'll be alerted anyway)...

Anyway, once again thank you very much for that excellent tip re: the 3rd grenade blast!!! You're a smart boy! :)

QUOTE: To jainapurvab:

Well, after literally 1000 additional tries, I've finally managed to beat the level under 6 minutes (see this pic). It's certainly possible to finish it under 5:50 (5:40 at best), but not any quicker.

As for that 2nd grenade blast which I've originally mentioned in my previous posts, well, you don't need it at all! All you have to do is to grab those explosives, get into the bushes near the road, and then fire that "3rd" grenade (as you've mentioned). Really, your tip is EXCELLENT!!! In most of the times, ALL the guards near the machine-gun nests will run away, giving you all the time in the world to run to the bridge without any problems!

As for those 2 guards patrolling the bridge, my personal choice was to kill the RIGHT guy first, since if you do it vice-versa, there's a big possibility that one of those guards near the machine-gun nests will spot you (or will see the killing)...

You've also mentioned that it's better to fire that 3rd grenade when the guy on the LEFT side of the bridge is walking AWAY from you, but to be honest, I didn't care (since I didn't want to lose any precious seconds by waiting)... Even if he hears the blast, it's not that big of a deal (since if you kill the RIGHT guy with your silenced pistol, he'll be alerted anyway)...

Anyway, once again thank you very much for that excellent tip re: the 3rd grenade blast!!! You're a smart boy! :)
Hell, thats an awesome time ! I'm trying to piece together from the jumble of posts between you guys how you did that ! :eek:

I hope you will find tips from our posts. actually i really need someone to reopen this game issue again, say someone like skorocel...

QUOTE: I hope you will find tips from our posts. actually i really need someone to reopen this game issue again, say someone like skorocel...

I certainly will in the future - you can bet on it! :) After all, there are still some levels left for us which we can discuss literally ad nauseam :)

QUOTE: Hell, thats an awesome time ! I'm trying to piece together from the jumble of posts between you guys how you did that ! :eek:

Not that big of a deal... Once you find the right approach, it's just a matter of xy tries... Though I haven't played this particular "Bridge over the Dnestr" level for a while (well, actually the whole IGI 2 game), I guess the final time can certainly be at least 10 s quicker (assumed everything goes OK, of course)... The key is to go through the main compound as quick as possible, wasting no time with killing all those guys inside... As for the guards at the bridge, they aren't that big of a problem - provided you fire that grenade from the right spot, of course.