View Full Version : Minerva's Den Achievement Guide and Road Map

09-02-2010, 10:45 PM
This is my first attempt at a guide so go easy on me guys. I will add the achievement tiles when they are updated on the main site and will add finish touches soon. All criticisim and comments welcome.This guide is completed barring achievement images, if anyone has any comments let me know.

Road Map
Non-Secret Achievements
Secret Story Related Achievements
Secret Non-Story Related Achievements

+ Estimated achievement difficulty: 2/10
+ Offline: 8 (150http://tinyurl.com/gicon)
+ Online: 0 (0http://tinyurl.com/gicon)
+ Approximate time: 1-3 Hours
+ Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
+ Missable achievements: 4 (Lancer Killer, Garbage Collection, ADAM Addict, High Score)
+ Does difficulty affect Achievements? No
+ Unobtainable achievements: 0
+ Extra equipment needed?: None
+ Avatar Awards: 0
+ Cheats: 0

Minerva's Den is the second peice of single player downloadable content for Bioshock 2 by 2K Marin. Minerva's Den sees you take on the role of subject Sigma an Alpha series just like subject Delta from the main story.

The downloadable content consists of three new areas to explore and new adversaries in the form of Big Daddies and Splicers, new weapons and plasmids are also included to help you overcome your new adversaries.

Only one playthrough is required of Minerva's Den to achieve all 150http://tinyurl.com/gicon, 4 of the achievements are missable however and care should be take to ensure that none are missed if you do not wish to play through twice. Difficulty does not affect any of the achievements in Minerva's Den.

Audio Diaries do not pertain to any achievements in the downloadable content they do add backstory and are worth picking up for anyone interested in Rapture lore.

4 of the achievements in the downloadable content are related to the story and are un-missable. As mentioned before difficulty does not affect them so play on whatever difficulty you desire.

Little Sisters:
There are 6 Little Sisters in Minerva's Den split across two areas of the downloadable content, Minerva's Den and the Operations areas with three Little Sisters in each. All you have to do for the ADAM Addict achievement is to either harvest or rescue all the little sister in both areas, you do not have to gather with each if you do not want to.

Vacuum Bots:
There are 10 vacuum bots in Minerva's Den split accross the same two areas as the Little Sisters, Minerva's Den and Operations. Each area has 5 bots in that have to be destroyed in order to get the achievement.

The Lancer is a new kind of Big Daddy that weilds the Ion Laser a new weapon unique to the downloadable content. They guard the Little Sisters in Minerva's Den being the only type of Big Daddy present. Killing a Lacer nets you the Lancer Killer achievment, it is unlikely this achievement will be missed due to it being easier to progress the more Adam the player has.

High Score:
The High Score achievement can be attained by scoring 9999 on the Spitfire mini game in the Operations area of the downloadable content. See the achievement guide for more details.

Minerva's Den is a fun addition the Bioshock 2 gameplay experience adding another trip to Rapture and expanding the story of it. Overal 150http://tinyurl.com/gicon can be earned easily and in an enjoyable manner.

Non-Secret Achievements:

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/661/UP+lluY=.jpgGarbage Collection - 10http://tinyurl.com/gicon
Destroyed all 10 Vacuum Bots in Minerva's Denx DIAMONDZ Has created a guide for the locations of the Vacuum bots that can be found here (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=255541). There are five in each the Minerva's Den and Operations areas.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/661/UP+lluY=.jpgLancer Killer - 10http://tinyurl.com/gicon
Killed a Lancer Big Daddy

Simply Kill a Lancer Big Daddy, as they are the only Big Daddies present in the downloadable content this will come quite easily the Ion Laser is an especially potent weapon for taking them down.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/661/UP+lluY=.jpgADAM Addict - 10http://tinyurl.com/gicon
Resolved All The Little Sisters In Minerva's Den

There are 6 Little Sisters in the downloadable content 3 in each the Operations and Minerva's Den areas. You can either harvest or rescue each one as long as all 6 are dealt with across the game.

The Little Sisters from Minerva's Den do carry over to the Operations area if you do not resolve all of them in the Minerva's Den area. This makes the achievement attainable until leaving the Operations area.

Story Related Secret Achievements:

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/661/UP+lluY=.jpgLogin - 20http://tinyurl.com/gicon
Reached Rapture Central Computing Operations

This is story related and will unlock with game progression.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/661/UP+lluY=.jpgRoot Access Granted - 20http://tinyurl.com/gicon
Reached Computer Core Access

This is story related and will unlock with game progression.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/661/UP+lluY=.jpgLogout - 50http://tinyurl.com/gicon
Escaped Minerva's Den

This is story related and will unlock with game progression.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/661/UP+lluY=.jpgSUDO - 20http://tinyurl.com/gicon
Wrested control of the Thinker from Reed Wahl

This is story related and will unlock with game progression.

Non-Story Related Secret Achievements:

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/661/UP+lluY=.jpgHigh Score - 10http://tinyurl.com/gicon
Got 9999 points in one game of Spitfire

The Spitfire game is a semi hidden computer teminal located in the Operations area of the downloadable content. Once you enter operations if you progress to the programing area of the level. When you find the Brute Splicer with the Hacked bot head right from that area to an area with computer servers. Progress through the area and head up a series of stairs. You will then come across a Splicer standing at a terminal kill him and approach the terminal and press :abut:.

In the Vacuum Bot guide its just before you reach Operations bot 2/5.

Spitfire is a game similar to Asteriods, you control a ship on screen and have to destroy the incoming enemies which fire at you. You have four lives with which to achieve a score of 9999. Use the http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/misc/ls.png to move your craft and either :abut: or http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/misc/rt.png to fire. It is quite easy to achieve but a tactic i found useful was to move from right to left across the screen not stopping at all to avoid being destroyed.

Heres a video to better help describe it:

YouTube- Bioshock 2 Minerva's Den DLC Secret Achievement (High Score)

Thanks to x DIAMONDZ for the Vacuum Bot location guide.
Thanks to MacGyvered on Youtube for the High Score video.

09-05-2010, 11:28 PM
Pretty good guide, i like it.

09-06-2010, 01:17 AM
have the cheeves for this DLC been sorted out yet?

09-06-2010, 07:22 AM
Here Are The Achievement Titles I've Extracted From My Profile ;)
Feel Free To Add These To The Guide Until Microsoft Update Xbox.com

Garbage Collection

Lancer Killer

ADAM Addict


High Score


Root Access Granted


09-14-2010, 07:24 AM
Great guide by the way!

Chaos MAN
09-14-2010, 02:05 PM
Nice guide!

10-26-2010, 09:37 AM
Great guide, this will become my bible for a few hours when I download the DLC:)


11-04-2010, 03:24 PM
helped out a ton... now my visit in rapture is over :(

11-08-2010, 10:42 AM
Yep as posted earlier it did indeed become my bible for a few hours, thanks again for the guide it really helped , apart from that annoying Spitfire game this is probably one of the best DLC's I have ever bought, awesome.

Lord Forbes
11-12-2010, 12:08 AM
Great job! Thanks for taking the time to make it. I plan on starting it tonight.

02-21-2011, 04:12 PM
This is a really good guide, I am in Operations and forget if I got all the bots in Minerva, but I will be playing this DLC a few times as I DL'ed Bio2 from Games on Demand. Hate buying games btw.

You're my anal leakage bro code forever, OP. Good thing, btw.

Louie Lewis1
04-11-2011, 12:35 PM
:goodpostThx this came in very usefull