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06-28-2010, 04:02 AM
Heya guys, my very first attempt at a guide and roadmap, so please give me a bit of a chance, if you come across any errors or spelling mistakes, please let me know and I'll amend the post.


A guide and Roadmap by DENAz666

This guide may not be used without written permission by either the author or website admins. This guide has been put together for x360a and should not be used without permission.

+ Estimated achievement difficulty: 7/10
+ Offline: 50 (1000http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png)
+ Online: 0
1+ Approximate time: 30-60 Hours (Depending on your gaming level)
+ Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 2-3
+ Missable achievements: Most of the non-story related achievements are missable
+ Does difficulty affect Achievements? No (only achievement affected by difficulty is for completing it on hard)
+ Unobtainable achievements: 0
+ Extra equipment needed?: None
+ Avatar Awards: None
+ Cheats: 0?

Alpha Protocol is a third person espionage role playing game, that puts you in the shoes of Michael Thornton as he works to uncover a government conspiracy.

The game can be broken down into a few different sections, Main story, Relationships, Side missions, and Skills.

Main Story:
As you progress through the story, you will have interactions with different characters in the game. You can quite easily net yourself 80% of the achievements in one playthrough if you treat these characters right.

Relationships play a big role in Alpha Protocol, whether it be sexual or business. The relationship you have with a character will determine the help you receive from them during your missions and your interactions with the character between missions. Having a good relationship with a character does not always mean positive bonus', some characters appreciate a harsh stance, where as other will react to a professional stance. You just need to test the waters, and see which character reacts to what stance. I will go into further detail in the guide, as there a number of achievements linked to this.

Side Missions:
You'll get a number of missions from the weapons dealer, and your handlers, there will help you open up new weapons and contacts within the black market.

Skills play an important part through the game. Stealth will be the most useful, as this will help you get through the levels smoothly. The rest of the skills really depend on how you want to play the game, but the right set up will really help. Try not to spread your skill points out too much, focusing on more then two weapons will not always be the best idea, as the skill points will be better used elsewhere.

The game is nothing like I've played before, mixing in a stealth/shooter with role playing. The game, like any RPG, can be a bit lengthy, but if you stick to it you should make it through in a reasonable time. Just be careful with your relationships, these are the key to the game.

06-28-2010, 04:02 AM
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Complete Operation True Heirs

This is a story related achievement that cannot be missed.

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Complete the training mission.

One of the first missions that you are given. Make sure that after you get to the locker, you continue on past it to the three separate tests. These are what will net you the achievement. When you get to the locker and change your appearance, you will be told to turn around and go back to the interrogation room, do not do this, continue on past your locker, and you’ll see the three testing rooms.

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Complete Operation Desert Spear

Story related mission. Cannot be missed.

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Complete Operation Blood Feud.

Story related mission. Cannot be missed.

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Complete Operation Deus Vult.

Story related mission. Cannot be missed.

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Complete Alpha Protocol.

Speaks for itself, you'll get this upon completing the game.

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Complete the game on Hard difficulty.

Hard is available from the start, so if you’re that way inclined you can start it on your first playthrough. I'd recommend waiting until your second playthrough, as that way you'll have a feel for the game, and understand the mechanics better. Also my advice would be to playthrough first as Recruit, and then use Veteran (that you unlock after completing the game on Recruit) for you Hard playthrough. Veteran gives you a heap of bonus skill points when you start (3 per skill), and will prove very helpful.

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Complete the Alpha Protocol using the Recruit background.

This background is available from the beginning of the game. The only difference with this class is that you start of with no skill points at the start of the game. I’d recommend doing this class on your normal playthrough, as Recruit on Hard can be very difficult (and frustrating).

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Assassinate Sheikh Shaheed.

This option will appear at the end of the Desert Spear mission. You will confront Sheikh Shaheed at the end of the level after the battle, to execute him, just choose the option “Execute” when the dialogue options appear.

Important Note: At this point, it is possible to back out to the dashboard (one you’ve received the above achievement) and reload your save to acquire the Stay of Execution (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/alpha-protocol/achievement/39315-Stay-of-Execution.html)achievement.

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Refrain from killing in cold blood.

This achievement requires you to go through the whole game without killing (or possibly arresting) anyone (through dialogue options). As you progress through you’ll meet a few different characters where you will have the option to execute, arrest or spare (or extort or something along those lines). You must choose to spare all of them.

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Let your gun do the talking.

This achievement is the exact opposite of the one above. Instead of sparing the characters, choose to execute them. Do not leave any alive (this includes arresting them).

There is a great thread detailing how to get this here (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=235461).

06-28-2010, 04:03 AM
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Turn all your enemies into allies in one single career.

This achievement can be easy to mess up, so make sure you spare the life of every character listed below. Best bet is to go for this achievement whilst going for Ask Questions First, Shoot Later. You will need to gain enough respect with each of the characters listed below before the end of the game to get this. It is however; still unclear which characters are required for the achievement.

Saudi Arabia
Al-Samad – Ali Shaheed

G22 – Albatross
China Secret Police – Omen Dang
White Oak Triad – Hong Shi
Individual - Steven Heck

VCI - Conrad Marburg

G22 – Albatross
Russian Mafia – Konstantine Brayko
International Businessman - Sergi Surkov
Individual - Grigori

Alpha Protocol and Halbech
Halbech – Henry Lenard (Improve your rep with him through the interviews with Professional stance and occasionally bluffing)
Alpha Protocol Senior Intelligence Analyst - Alan Parker (You can make a good start to your rep with him during the tutorial test with him, he like professionalism.)

Its been confirmed (thanks to Tom Pladgett) that you can kill Shaheed, Brayko, Marburg and Steven Heck and still get this achievement, but as Tom said, this might vary for people. I personally saved them all, just to be sure.

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Romance all the ladies in Alpha Protocol in a single career.

This can be a tricky one, and easily missed. Build up respect with each of the ladies as high as you can, especially SIE, as low respect with her can mean you missing the achievement during the endgame. I went to Moscow first, where you meet SIE, then Taipei, then Rome. That way I had plenty of time to build a relationship with SIE, as the rest of the ladies are quite easy to bed.

Mina Tang – Probably the easiest to romance of the lot. You have plenty of contact with her, and choosing professional stance will get you rep with her extremely fast. Make sure you reply to any emails also with the professional stance. You can sometimes get away with a Suave response, but generally she likes Professional responses.

Scarlet Lake – Photojournalist that you will meet on the next mission after Saudi Arabia. I met her on my way to Moscow, but I’ve heard she can also be met on the way to Taipei, so I assume it will be the same if you pick Rome first. She can be tough to raise rep through conversation, as she likes either suave or professional answers. The easiest way to gain rep from her is by forwarding any Intel emails you receive. These emails will usually be addressed to you from someone you might not recognise, just keep a eye on the “Reply” button at the bottom of the screen, any Intel emails will have the “Reply” button highlighted.. You’ll meet her in your hotel room before the endgame, and choose for her to stay.

Madison Saint James – You will meet her on your operations in Rome, be professional with her, and occasionally suave, and she will eventually come to your safehouse for protection. After 3-4 missions, you will have the option to check on her while she’s sleeping, do this, and after some small talk, you’ll get down to business.

SIE – SIE is probably the hardest of the four ladies to romance, and she is easily missed. You will meet her in Moscow on the mission to assault train yard. You need to choose to cooperate with her and choose her to be your co-handler for the mission, Mina may have a whinge, but that won’t affect the romance option. She likes aggressive replies (even when it’s telling her to stop flirting), to emails and conversation, and she will be very happy with you if you choose to kill Conrad Marburg. Choose her for your handler infiltrating the Embassy during the Endgame, and she will appear in the first part of the endgame, and just let her do what she wants (not that you have a choice!).

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Complete the game without being seduced.

Not as easy as it sounds, it’s not just a matter of saying no, but you need to get them to dislike you.

Mina – Aggressive stance
Madison – Aggressive stance
Scarlet – Aggressive stance, and send her no Intel at all.
SIE – Professional Stance and attack her at the end of the train yard.

Choose SIE as your handler for the final mission, and the achievement should pop when she releases you from the constraints (without her finishing touch).

Thanks to Tom Pladgett and Kwokovich for the tips

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Use each stance at least 25% across 90 dialogue stance choices.

One of the harder achievements to get, you will need to pay a fair bit of attention to the dialogue options you are choosing. Best bet is to go for this one on the playthrough where you are killing everyone. That way if you offend anyone with a random dialogue option, it won’t affect other achievements. Definitely not a good idea to go for this whilst you’re trying to romance all characters, or save everyone.

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Gain Liked reputation status of 3 people (who must all Like you at the same time).

Very easy one to get, I’d recommend doing it whilst you are going for Ladies Man, as with most of the ladies, they will end up liking you by the time you’ve romanced them. There are plenty of other opportunities to get this even without going for Ladies Man. This is also acquirable through only doing the tutorial missions with the correct responses. (You need +3 rep to be liked status)

Mina – Act professional doing her training, and get a high score on the shooting range that will allow you to do a bonus objective. Make sure to defeat Darcy with a critical to the nuts (Mina is one cruel woman).

Alan Parker – Aggressive (to the point) and Professional will get his score up. You may need to reload the checkpoint to get this perfect. Don’t insult him, and get to the point. Get a high score on the Espionage training, and finish the mission without being spotted. (If you can't get him to liked, don't stress, you'll have plenty of other opportunities)

Yancy Westbridge – Act professional, don’t insult, and listen to everything he has to say.

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Get 3 people to hate you (who must all hate you at the same time).

Not as easy as the above achievement, but still not difficult. Make a start by insulting Darcy (aggressive and sarcastic) and Mina (suave and aggressive), during the tutorial. These two are very easily offended, and then it’s just a matter of choosing one more person to insult to get the achievement, Stephen Heck (professional and aggressive) is another easy option. (You need -3 to be disliked)

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Acquire the vast majority of Intel available in the game.

Make sure you buy all the Intel from the clearinghouse, and look for any items lying around on levels; these can be in files, hacked computers, and even certain dialogue options. You need to have a certain amount of completed dossiers before the achievement will pop.

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Score 100 Critical Hits with the Pistol.

Pretty self explanatory really, get 100 critical hits with the Pistol. You will need to upgrade you pistol to at least the second slot to unlock the ability to perform critical hits. I’d recommend going a step further and unlocking the second level of critical, this allows you to line them up from cover. Just line up the enemies head (or body), and wait until the red crosshair appears, once that gets to the center, shoot. You don’t need to get the kill, just a hit. (Needs to be done over one career playthrough)

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Achieve the maximum SMG Critical Hit Multiplier 7 times in your career.

Successive hits with a submachine gun start a Critical Hit Streak. As you get more hits, your multiplier will grow. The best bet is to shoot at a group of enemies, or a heavily armoured enemy to help build it quickly. I’d recommend at least getting to the second level of SMG critical hits, as this will allow you more time (12 seconds) between hits. The max multiplier is 1.7 and this will reset if you reload. (Needs to be done over one career playthrough)

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Score 100 Critical Hits with the Shotgun.

Almost identical to the Pistol Mastery achievement, all you need to do is aim until the crosshair becomes red, then fire on the target. As with the pistol, you don’t need to get the kill, just the hit. Best to use this in a crowd, as you’ll get the most out of each shot. Levelling this weapon up will allow you to line up the critical quicker.

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Score 100 head shots with the Assault Rifle.

To line up a critical shot with the assault rifle, you must remain stationery until the red crosshairs meet in the middle. Line this up with the enemy head, and fire. Levelling your assault rifle will allow the crosshairs to align faster.

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Defeat 50 enemies with CQC.

This one should be no trouble, as you progress through the game just use your hand to hand combat to take out as many enemies as possible. Silent takedowns also count towards this achievement.

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Evade or Takedown 75 enemies across your career.

Evading an enemy can be tough, so much easy to just take them down silently to net yourself this achievement. If you don’t want to use violence then you’ll need to allow the guards to spot you (yellow triangle above their heads when you have awareness activated) and then escape them until they stop looking for you (blue triangle above their heads).

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Complete 3 missions with less than 5 kills and with no enemies alerted to your presence.

Probably one of the harder achievements, this requires you to go through an entire level without being spotted. This doesn’t mean an alarm being activated, just simply being spotted (Red triangle). You can still use silent takedowns (don’t kill if you can help it, just knock them out), but it is best to avoid any killing as you may need to use your kill count later. Make sure your suited up with a silenced pistol (and tranquilizer darts), and stealth upgrades as high as possible.

Here are some suggestions (thanks to Tom Pladgett):

Saudi Arabia
- Bug al-Samad airfield
- Intercept Nasri the weapons merchant (difficult)
- G22 Warehouse
- CIA listening post

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Complete 5 missions wherein 6 different gadgets are used.

Firstly, you will need to either buy upgraded armour (that will give you an extra inventory slot) or upgrade your Technical Aptitude skill until you get an extra slot. Once you’ve got that, equip 6 different gadgets in inventory menu and make sure to use each one through the mission. Do this for 5 missions and the achievement is yours.

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Have 100 placed devices detonate.

Quite easy to do, this achievement requires you to detonate 100 placed devices (Remote mines, Shock traps, etc). You don’t actually need to make a kill; just simply detonating the device is enough. Stock up before you go into a mission, and make sure to use them and any you pick up.

Use remote mines where you can, these can be detonated on your own, and don’t require an enemy to walk to past.

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Pick 10 locks.

You should get this as you progress through the story. Keep an eye out for any locked doors or safes throughout your missions. If you feel like you are about to run out of time to pick the lock, hit the start button (or B) to reset the timer without setting off the alarm (doesn’t work for the harder locks).

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Bypass 20 electronic devices.

A bit harder then hacking or picking, as there are fewer devices to bypass through the game, but still should be quite easy even so. As with picking, if you feel you are running out of time, hit the start button (or B) to reset the timer without causing an alarm to go off (doesn’t work for the harder circuits).

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Hack 10 computers.

Should be quite easy to get, as there are loads of things to hack throughout the game. Keep an eye out for any computers or laptops lying around the level. As with picking and bypassing, if you’re about to run out of time, hit the start button (or B) to reset the timer without any alarms (doesn’t work for the harder computers).

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You saved Madison Saint James from certain death.

During the final mission in Rome, you’ll have to infiltrate the museum to prevent Conrad from bombing the place. During the mission you’ll be given the choice to either save Madison or prevent the bombing. Choose the option to save Madison and fight your way there to rescue her.

Note: If you make a seperate save when you are tasked to choose a between Madison and the Museum (right before you choose a door to go through), you can reload once you get the achievement so you are able to get the one below.

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The Roman History Museum is safe, thanks to your efforts.

As detailed above, when you reach the final mission in Rome, you’ll be tasked with infiltrating the Museum. At the end of the level you’ll be given the choice to save Madison, or prevent the bombing, choose the latter option and save the museum.

Note: If you make a seperate save when you are tasked to choose a between Madison and the Museum (right before you choose a door to go through), you can reload once you get the achievement so you are able to get the one below.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/665/s3.jpg (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/alpha-protocol/achievement/39313-Keeping-the-Peace.html)Keeping the Peace (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/alpha-protocol/achievement/39313-Keeping-the-Peace.html) - 25http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
You prevented a riot from killing hundreds in Taipei.

During the mission “Intercept Assassination Plans” you will receive a flash drive. Once your back at your safe house you can view the flash drive and you’ll be given the option to check riot data or data regarding the assassination of Sung. Choose riot data and present it to Sung, he won’t believe you, but he’ll install more security. After the last mission in Taipei this achievement will unlock.

06-28-2010, 04:05 AM
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You prevented the assassination of President Ronald Sung.

During the mission “Intercept Assassination Plans” you will receive a flash drive. Once your back at your safe house you can view the flash drive and you’ll be given the option to check riot data or data regarding the assassination of Sung. Choose the data regarding the assassination and present it to Sung, he won’t believe you, but he’ll wear a vest during the speech. After the last mission in Taipei this achievement will unlock.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/665/s5.jpg (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/alpha-protocol/achievement/39315-Stay-of-Execution.html) Stay of Execution (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/alpha-protocol/achievement/39315-Stay-of-Execution.html) - 25http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
You allowed Sheikh Shaheed to live.

At the end of Operation Desert Spear you are given the option to execute Sheikh Shaheed, or let him live. Let him live to net this achievement.

NOTE: For this one, I can confirm that if you go to the dashboard after gaining the achievement, you can go back and choose the other option to obtain both.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/665/s6.jpg (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/alpha-protocol/achievement/39316-No-Compromise--No-Mercy.html) No Compromise, No Mercy (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/alpha-protocol/achievement/39316-No-Compromise--No-Mercy.html) - 25http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Choosing your own path, you put an end to Halbech and Alpha Protocol.

For this achievement you will need to let Sheikh Shaheed LIVE during the final mission in Saudi Arabia. Then later in the game you will meet him again, and during that meeting he will ask you if you are willing to betray your country, answer yes. Then when Leland offers you a chance to join him, turn him down. The achievement should pop once the final bosses are completed.

Thanks to Tom Pladgett for the tips

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/665/s7.jpg (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/alpha-protocol/achievement/39317-Savage-Love.html) Savage Love (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/alpha-protocol/achievement/39317-Savage-Love.html) - 5http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
You gained the affection of SIE and allowed her to consummate her lust.

Achievement will pop during endgame.
See Ladies Man

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/665/s8.jpg (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/alpha-protocol/achievement/39318-Exclusive-Interview.html) Exclusive Interview (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/alpha-protocol/achievement/39318-Exclusive-Interview.html) - 5http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
You and Scarlet Lake had a romantic trist.

Should pop just before endgame.
See Ladies Man

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/665/s9.jpg (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/alpha-protocol/achievement/39319-Crime-Buster.html) Crime Buster (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/alpha-protocol/achievement/39319-Crime-Buster.html) - 25http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
You reconciled with Alpha Protocol and put Halbech out of business.

Firstly whether you kill Shaheed or not, you need to make sure you say NO to him if he asks you to betray your country. If you killed him, then this won’t be an issue obviously. During the endgame you will need to make sure you decline Leland'd offer to join Halbech, so that you verse him in the last battle.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/665/s10.jpg (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/alpha-protocol/achievement/39320-Rising-Star.html) Rising Star (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/alpha-protocol/achievement/39320-Rising-Star.html) - 25http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
You joined Halbech and put an end to Alpha Protocol.

Build up your rep with Leland during the interview scenes, professional with the occasional bluff, and then accept his offer to join Halbech. Just make sure you do not betray him after confronting Yancy Westbridge.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/665/s11.jpg (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/alpha-protocol/achievement/39321-Price-For-Lying.html) Price For Lying (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/alpha-protocol/achievement/39321-Price-For-Lying.html) - 5http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
You killed Surkov for lying to you.

After the fight with Brayko, you will need to dig a bit of information out of him to find out about Surkov. Either by collecting Brayko’s dossier information or by getting it out of him during the conversation after the fight. You’ll then get another mission where you will then confront Surkov, and refusing his offer will net you’re the achievement.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/665/s12.jpg (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/alpha-protocol/achievement/39322-Russian-Alliance.html) Russian Alliance (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/alpha-protocol/achievement/39322-Russian-Alliance.html) - 5http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
You forged a partnership with Sergei Surkov.

After the fight with Brayko, you will need to dig a bit of information out of him to find out about Surkov. Either by collecting Brayko’s dossier information or by digging it out of him during the conversation after the fight. You’ll then get another mission where you will then confront Surkov, and accepting his offer will net you the achievement.

06-28-2010, 04:05 AM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/665/s13.jpg (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/alpha-protocol/achievement/39323-A-Price-On-Mercy.html) A Price On Mercy (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/alpha-protocol/achievement/39323-A-Price-On-Mercy.html) - 25http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
You spared Konstantin Brayko.

After the boss fight in Moscow, choose to spare Brayko’s life. Very straightforward, shouldn’t be difficult to get.

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Konstantin Brayko is dead by your hand.

After the boss fight in Moscow, choose to take Brayko’s life. Very straightforward, shouldn’t be difficult to get.

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By carefully pushing his buttons, you provoked Marburg into fighting to the death.

This achievement requires you to build up a hateful relationship with Marburg before you verse him at the end of Rome, to do so you should choose aggressive and suave stance when you talk to him. Can be tough to get as you need to build a hateful relationship in a short amount of time.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/665/s16.jpg (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/alpha-protocol/achievement/39326-Respected-Enemies.html)Respected Enemies (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/alpha-protocol/achievement/39326-Respected-Enemies.html) - 5http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
You gained Marburg's respect and bested him in battle.

This achievement requires you to build up a respectful relationship with Marburg before you verse him at the end of Rome, to do so you should choose only professional stance when you talk to him. Much easier then the above achievement, choosing Professional stance for all your answers should build the required relationship.

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You successfully alienated "secret agent" Steven Heck.

This achievement requires you to have a hateful relationship with Steven Heck. Choose professional stances, and threaten him if you can. When in Taipei do not do his mission first, and do not erase his NSB data when prompted in that mission. Make sure you do not choose him as a handler for the final mission.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/665/s18.jpg (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/alpha-protocol/achievement/39328-A-Plot-Uncovered.html)A Plot Uncovered (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/alpha-protocol/achievement/39328-A-Plot-Uncovered.html) - 5http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
You discovered the identity of Sung's assassin.

Make sure you spare Omen Deng’s life in Taipei, and if you do you should have the option to download PDA data during the final mission. Do this and you’ll then have a chat with Omen about the killer, and find out that she is in Alpha Protocol with you. Go and have a chat to her in the interrogation room, and the achievement should pop.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/665/s19.jpg (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/alpha-protocol/achievement/39329-Office-Romance.html)Office Romance (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/alpha-protocol/achievement/39329-Office-Romance.html) - 5http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Your working relationship with Mina Tang turned into something more.

Achievement will pop during endgame.
See Ladies Man

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You became more than friends with Madison Saint James.

Achievement will pop in Rome.
See Ladies Man

06-28-2010, 05:51 AM
Ok thats all I've got so far, I need to go back through and make a few amendments, but its should be up to scratch :) Any advice/comments are more then welcome

06-28-2010, 08:21 AM
Looks great so far, good job :) Reading through it, just some things I thought I'd mention.

For 'Crime Buster', you say 'You will need to persuade Parker to refuse Halbech and act against them, which you will need a reasonably high rep with him to do.' I never had to do this, I killed Parker (hell, I even forgot about Mina). From what I can tell, key thing is to refuse Leland's offer and have Shaheed dead (either by your hand or if you choose to arrest him). If you get Leland for the final boss, you'll get the achievement.

And for 'Never Trust A Sociapath', I've heard that you need to make sure you grab an alternate handler for the final mission (SIE or Albatross) before you alienate him. If not, since he's the default handler if you don't get anyone else, he won't sell you out.

For the headshots with the Assault Rifle, it's not really clear whether they have to be criticals. I'm fairly certain a good chunk of mine were just from spraying at enemies.

There's that thread with the discussion of 'One With The Shadows', it has the best/only missions you can get it on. So maybe list the 3 you found the best (I did it with the Surkov mission, ONLY if you accept his offer, the G22 warehouse, and the CIA listening post).

Also, here's a very quick method for getting 'Building A Deadlier Mousetrap' during the Tutorial: http://www.trueachievements.com/a45206/building-a-deadlier-mousetrap-achievement.htm?showguides=1

06-29-2010, 07:09 AM
^^^ Thanks a heap for the advice, really appreciate it :) I'll update a some of them now!

Hate the editing on this site with a passion, no idea why half my posts are underlined, and the other half not. When i go to edit, each title is underlined! lol

07-14-2010, 12:09 PM
Quick question: Im having a lot of trouble forging an allience with Surkov.

I've done everything to get the bonus Surkov mission, and have done it about 4 times now, but even when im all for a deal with Surkov, he still runs, gets shot in the leg in the cutscene, and even when I strike a deal with him: No achievement.

Does he have to like me? [think my rep with him is Neutral]
I really have tried to be cordial. Im tempted just to go back to my original stance of letting Brayko carve him up.

07-14-2010, 02:46 PM
Quick question: Im having a lot of trouble forging an allience with Surkov.

I've done everything to get the bonus Surkov mission, and have done it about 4 times now, but even when im all for a deal with Surkov, he still runs, gets shot in the leg in the cutscene, and even when I strike a deal with him: No achievement.

Just use professional stance with surkhov and you'll get his rep up. Fighting him is kind of a bonus mission, but its the second half of Intercept Surkhov mission, and I'm not sure, but, I don't think you want to fight him. Just make a deal with him at the very first prompt.

07-14-2010, 03:02 PM
Just use professional stance with surkhov and you'll get his rep up. Fighting him is kind of a bonus mission, but its the second half of Intercept Surkhov mission, and I'm not sure, but, I don't think you want to fight him. Just make a deal with him at the very first prompt.

Thanks, mate.
I've been through it another 4 or so times again, and unfortunately there is not a deal to be cut with him, so I presume he had to like me.

Besides the option to let Brayko kill him, every other option leads to the fight with the Boxer/Henchman, shooting Surkov when he goes for his chopper, and then just getting the information out of him and calling the ambulance.

I'm not really bothered, but I didn't really wanna kill anyone on my 1st playthrough, then just shoot everyone in the face on the 2nd. [You do get the Ach. for killing him even if Brayko does it for you.]