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FSparacino4
01-25-2011, 05:25 AM
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DISCLAIMER:
THERE WILL BE SPOILERS in this guide, so stop reading now if you don’t want to read them! Please bear with me as this is my first guide. If you have any constructive criticism, comments or anything you would like to see added to the guide in order to make it better, please feel free to post below. Credit will be given where credit is due. I don’t accept random friend requests, but will gladly help if people have any questions. Feel free to send me a forum message. Enjoy!


IMPORTANT LINKS:

Schematic and Log Collectible Guide (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=291404)

Unlimited Power Node Glitch (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=290871)

Frequently Asked Questions (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=294809)

SPECIAL THANKS goes to PowerPyx for providing all of the video guides (unless otherwise noted) and to many others, this guide wouldn't be possible without your continuing support and feedback.


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Overview:
- Estimated achievement difficulty: 4/10 for 900 :gsicon: (7/10 for 1000:gsicon:)
- Offline: 50 (1000 :gsicon:)
- Online: 0 (0 :gsicon:)
- Approximate amount of time to 1000: 25-30 Hours
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 2-3
- Number of missable achievements: 5 (Lightspeed de Milo, Collect Peng, Elevator Action, Looking Good & Brute Juke)
- Do cheat codes disable achievements? : No
- Glitched achievements: None
- Extra equipment needed? : None


Introduction:
Dead Space 2 is a survival horror game that continues the story of Isaac Clarke. The sequel takes place three years after the first game, in the year 2611. Isaac wakes up from a coma on the metropolis of Sprawl, finding himself alone in a massive alien infestation. He must battle the dementia bestowed upon him by the Marker, while simultaneously being hunted by the government and terrified by images of his dead girlfriend.

The sequel introduces a new multiplayer mode similar to the Left for Dead series. Players are placed on teams of 4, with one side playing as the humans attempting to complete various objects and the other team playing as the necromorphs trying to kill and dismember their bodies. However, there are no multiplayer specific achievements, as all of them can be completed in single-player.


Breakdown:

Dead Space 2 has 50 achievements, 48 of which can be acquired by playing the game on any difficulty. After beating the game on any difficulty, you will unlock the Hardcore difficulty, which you must play through for Hard To The Core. The difficulty achievements DO NOT stack so after beating the game on Hard Core, you will need to go through the game on Zealot difficulty for Mission Impossible. Hardcore gamers can possibly get away with 2 playthroughs, Zealot and then Hardcore, but I recommend 3 to save yourself unneeded frustration because getting all of the combat achievements on hardcore will prove to be quite challenging. This game is very easy to get 900/1000 :gsicon: , however beating the game on the hardest difficulty will prove to be much more challenging than Impossible from the original. You are allowed only 3 saves and there are no checkpoints, so if you haven’t saved in several chapters, you lose a lot of progress upon dying. In the guide to follow, I have organized the achievements into two categories to make it easier to follow (story, and combat & misc).

Playthrough #1: Casual

Depending on how much exploring you do in this playthrough, it will take you approximately 10-15 hours to complete. I recommend setting the difficulty to casual. Just playing through the game, without doing anything other than the story, will earn you 15 achievements in the following order and 330:gsicon: :

- Patient on the Loose
- Derailed
- One Small Step
- Clever Girls
- Torment Me No More
- The Graduate
- Shut Down
- Powered Up
- Hornet’s Nest
- Operation!
- Knock Knock
- Cross Your Heart, Hope to Die
- The Final Sacrifice
- The Fugitive
- Made Us Whole


COMBAT

There are a great number of weapon specific achievements in Dead Space 2, and as such I recommend focusing on one or two weapons at a time. As you are going through these combat achievements you should use :rbbut: to stomp all of the limbs (arms, legs & head) off each necromorph to get Epic Dismemberment. After completing the weapon specific challenges you can store the weapon in your safe if you do not wish to use it anymore. Getting a single kill with every weapon will net you The Sampler Platter. NOTE: Keep in mind that if you die, any kills achieved since the last checkpoint will not count towards these. Also, Going For Distance and Skewered in Space do not require the use of the Javelin Gun, but can be done with it. Listed below are the achievements you can do with each weapon:

- Contact Beam: C-Section – Knock down a necromorph with alt-fire and kill it with primary fire before it can stand up.
- Detonator Mines: It’s A Trap! – Kill 20 necromorphs.
- Flamethrower: Necro Flambť – Kill 50 necromorphs.
- Javelin Gun: Going For Distance, Skewered in Space, Shock Therapy - Impale an enemy 17 meters into a surface; Impale an enemy through a decompression window; Impale an enemy and use alt-fire to shock 3 others.
- Seeker Rifle: Peek A Boo! – Kill a Stalker using the alt-fire zoom.
- Line Gun: Clean Cut, My Boom Stick - Sever all 3 tentacles of a lurker with one primary fire shot;
Kill 6 necromorphs with one alt-fire shot.
- Ripper: Lawnmower Man – Kill 4 necromorphs with a single ripper blade.

There are also (4) combat achievements that require you to kill a particular type of necromorph in a particular way:

- Slasher: Taste Of Your Own Medicine – Shoot off a Slasher’s arm and use kinesis to impale it to a surface.
- Crawler: The Nanny – Kill 30 Crawlers without detonating them.
- Cyst: Bouncing Betty – Kill a Cyst with its own bomb.
- Brute: Brute Juke – Kill a Brute without taking any damage.

FSparacino4
01-25-2011, 05:25 AM
Finally, there are another (4) combat achievements that neither require you to kill a particular type of necromorph or use a specific weapon:

- Frozen In Time – Kill 50 necromorphs in stasis.
- Think Fast – Kill 30 necromorphs with items picked up with kinesis. If done on necromorphs in stasis, kills also count towards Frozen in Time.
- …And Stay Down – Stomp 25 crawling necromorphs
- Vacuum Cleaner – Decompress 20 necromorphs without killing yourself


MISC.

In addition to the combat and story achievements, there are multiple achievements that you will undoubtedly get just playing through the game on your first playthrough. As you take damage you will need to use 10 med packs to quick heal yourself (First Aid). As you go through the game you will see green boxes with a glowing white light on each corner. Stomping these will give you Romper Stomper as well as additional supplies and credits. You will need to fully upgrade your Stasis and RIG as well as four weapons that you must be carrying at the same time. These upgrades will net you (3) achievements: Fully Outfitted, Picking Favorites and Fully Loaded. It isn’t a problem if you do not get these three during the first playthrough, as you can simply start a New Game + and gather more power nodes. The Librarian,The Electrician and The Engineer are the three collectible achievements and should not require a guide if you are fully exploring each level as each have glowing lights on them that allows them to stand out.

MISSABLE

- Lightspeed de Milo – The Lightspeed Boy Statue can be found in Chapter 3 in the 'The Concourse' shopping center and appears as a large statue of a boy in a blue suit. You must shoot of the statue’s arms and head for the achievement. If you miss it, you will have another chance to get it in Chapter 6.
- Brute Juke – Brutes can be found in Chapters 6, 10 and 13. The two brutes in Chapter 10 are found one after the other. However, if you fail to kill them without taking damage and forget to reload the last checkpoint, you will need to start another playthrough.
- Elevator Action – During the Solar Array Elevator Sequence on Chapter 7, you will find yourself on a large 7-sided elevator looking out into space. The tripods will appear in the windows and you need to kill all of them before reaching the top.
- Collect Peng – The Peng Treasure can be found on Chapter 7 in the ‘Main Frame’ room after climbing through the air duct and completing the fuse box puzzle. You will know that you are in the right place by all the fans glowing orange and blue.
- Looking Good – The schematic for the Advanced Suit can be found in Chapter 11, after returning indoors from space. You will fight off some necromorphs and it will be in a room on your right.



Playthrough #2: Hardcore

At this point most people will have 46/50 achievements and should only be missing Vacuum Cleaner (not enough decompression windows in one runthrough), Fully Loaded, Mission Impossible & Hard to the Core. It is quite possible that you didn't get some of the combat achievements on the first playthrough, but save them for playthrough #3 (Zealot on New Game +). Be prepared for some stressful moments however as you will only get 3 saves for your entire game and must utilize them perfectly as there are no checkpoints. You could possibly lose hours of gameplay on one death.

If you bought the CE or any of the DLC packs (I recommend the Martial Law Pack as it gives you 6 guns and a 15 slot suit for free) it will help you greatly in accomplishing this. For this run, I recommend only buying the force gun and using it alongside with your plasma cutter. Buying anything else will spread your ammo too thin as necromorphs drop ammo for any gun you have equipped or that is in your safe. Keep yourself well stocked up on health packs and stasis packs (4 health packs and 3 stasis stacks) and fill the rest of your inventory with ammo for your two guns. Beating the game on this difficulty will give you the Foam Finger Gun to use and will make Zealot that much easier.

Playthrough #3: Zealot on New Game +

Since the difficulty achievements DO NOT stack,you will have to play through another time to get Mission Impossible. However, beating the game on Hardcore unlocks the Foam Finger Gun, which should make this playthrough much more bearable. Plus you will have your upgraded suit and all the other upgraded weapons to help you out along the way. You could theoretically play your first game on Zealot and then a second playthrough on Hardcore, but it is much easier to get achievements on casual and this is why I recommend doing it this way.



Conclusion:

Dead Space 2 is an amazing sequel and successfully engages the player in the continuation of Isaac’s story. It will take 2 – 3 playthroughs for the full 1000 :gsicon: depending on your play style and preferences. It is extremely easy to achieve 900/1000 :gsicon: , but it will take a lot of patience and skill to persevere the challenge that is Hardcore mode. If anything, you will be scared and challenged in going for this as being constantly low on ammo and med packs is quite nerve wracking. Good luck!

Story Achievements
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/907/-3N7Qg==.jpgPatient on the Loose 15:gsicon:
Get your first Suit

This achievement is story-related and can't be missed.



http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/907/-VJy9w==.jpgDerailed 20:gsicon:
Survive the Train Sequence

This achievement is story-related and cannot be missed.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/907/-LKKZA==.jpgOne Small Step 10:gsicon:
Get through the first Zero-G area


This achievement is story-related and cannot be missed.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/907/+RBhnQ==.jpgClever Girls 10 :gsicon:
Survive your first encounter with Stalkers

This achievement is story-related and cannot be missed.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/907/+PCZDg==.jpgTorment Me No More 20:gsicon:
Kill the Tormenter.

This achievement is story-related and cannot be missed.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/907/+tGQuw==.jpgThe Graduate 20:gsicon:
Win the fight at the School

This achievement is story-related and cannot be missed.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/907/+BZ8Jg==.jpgShut Down 10:gsicon:
Defeat the AI

This achievement is story-related and cannot be missed.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/907/+faEtQ==.jpgPowered Up 15:gsicon:
Complete the Solar Array Puzzle

This achievement is story-related and cannot be missed.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/907/+khpdA==.jpgHornet's Nest 30:gsicon:
Destroy the Tripod Nest

This achievement is story-related and cannot be missed.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/907/+GlgwQ==.jpgOperation! 15:gsicon:
Snare the Shard with the Ishimura

This achievement is story-related and cannot be missed.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/907/+YmYUg==.jpgKnock Knock 25:gsicon:
Complete the Drill Ride

This achievement is story-related and cannot be missed.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/907/-+qCjQ==.jpgCross your Heart, Hope to Die 30 :gsicon:
Survive the Eye Poke Machine

This achievement is story-related and cannot be missed.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/907/-Ctzqw==.jpgThe Final Sacrifice 50 :gsicon:
Destroy the Marker

This achievement is story-related and cannot be missed.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/907/-cuLOA==.jpg The Fugitive 50 :gsicon:
Escape the Facility

This achievement is story-related and cannot be missed.

FSparacino4
01-25-2011, 05:26 AM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/907/5-9WQZ4=.jpgMade Us Whole 10 :gsicon:
Complete the game on any difficulty setting

This achievement is story-related and cannot be missed.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/907/5-62uQ0=.jpgMission Impossible 50 :gsicon:
Complete the game on Zealot setting

Do a New Game + on your first playthrough on Zealot difficulty in order to unlock this, but play a new game on Hardcore before progressing through the Zealot New Game +. Unlocking the hand cannon after beating Hardcore will make your Zealot playthrough insanely easy. Hardcore gamers can get away with 2 playthroughs (Zealot and Hardcore), but I recommend 3 for most people:

Playthrough 1: Casual/Normal. After beating start a New Game+ on Zealot, save and exit out.
Playthrough 2: New Game on Hardcore
Playthrough 3: New Game + on Zealot


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/907/5-4ced4=.jpgHard to the Core 50 :gsicon:
Complete the game on Hard Core setting

Beating the game on any difficulty unlocks the Hard Core setting. The difficulties DO NOT stack in this game so beating it on Hard Core does not unlock Mission Impossible.

Hardcore Tips

1) Weapons: I recommend buying only the force gun and using it in conjunction with the Plasma Cutter. Having more than these weapons in your inventory or safe will cause ammo to drop for weapons that you do not use and will spread your ammo very thin for the guns that you do use. The Bloody Force Gun that comes with the Martial Law DLC will allow you to get this gun at the first store for free as opposed to waiting until Chapter 7 for the schematic.

2) Armor: This is much easier if you have bought the CE or Martial Law DLC Pack as you will get a 15 slot, 15% armor suit at the start of the game making inventory space and damage control more manageable. The Bloody Vintage Suit that comes with the Martial Law DLC gives you an additional 5% damage with the Force Gun. NOTE: You can equip any suit to get the extra inventory slots and armor, and then revert to another suit and still keep the # of slots and the armor bonus of the best suit.

3) Inventory: Keep 4-5 medium med packs. The large med packs are extremely expensive at 10,000 credits. The medium med packs are half the price and do the trick, while allowing you to keep your credits for the more essential items you will need. Keep 3 stacks of stasis kits (9 kits) for getting yourself out of tricky situations. For ammo, I recommend 2-3 stacks of plasma cutter ammo as it is fairly expensive and you will only need it in precision situations (i.e. Hangar Boss in Ch. 1, Brutes, and final boss) where hitting a particular part of a necromorph really matters. 5 Stacks of Force Gun ammo should leave you with plenty of wiggle room until you get to the next store. Plus, force gun ammo is cheap! Use any spare money you may have after restocking to buy power nodes to keep your equipment upgraded.

4) Saves: I recommend using your saves in the later chapters and utilize the disc switch glitch as your first save, but remember you can't shut your game off until you actually use a save. If you are having trouble getting to Chapter 7 without saving you can use it early, but I wouldn't recommend using it any sooner than chapter 4. If you make it to the disc switch without using a save, then I recommend saving on Chapters 10 before the hallway with the two Brutes, Chapter 11 (before entering the 'Exploration Mine' and the Drill Ride) and 13 after defeating the final Brute. For your Chapter 13 save, take the Elevator up to watch the cutscene of the Marker, then ride back down and save so if you die you don't have to rewatch it.

Combat & Misc. Achievements

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/907/5-nTvmk=.jpgFirst Aid 10:gsicon:
Use Quick Heal ten times (single player only)

There will be a tutorial for using quick heal after being cut free from your straight-jacket. You must perform 10 quick heals through the course of the game using :bbut:. Going into your inventory and using a med pack DOES NOT count towards this achievement. If you are playing on casual, you will want to use one everytime you take damage because you won't be taking damage often. you progress. The vertical line running down the middle of your back is your health indicator and it will go from green (full health), yellow, orange and finally red (low health) as you take damage.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/907/5-ykiaQ=.jpgThe Librarian 10 :gsicon:
Collect 100 logs

Collectible logs will appear with a bright white glow. As you progress through the game, you will recieve many of these logs automatically in the form of a blue audio bar or video appearing in front of Isaac. Other logs you will practically stumble over as you follow the main path. Very few logs are hidden from plain sight and as such you shouldn't need a guide for this. However, for all of you completionists out there, click HERE (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=291404).


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/907/5-pearQ=.jpgTaste of your own Medicine 20:gsicon:
TK Impale a live Slasher to a surface using a Slasher's arm - it must stick to the surface.


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Slashers usually always attack in groups and are the most common enemy in Dead Space 2. They have two very noticable arms extending off their upper back, both of which have sharp blades at at the end. When you first get Kinesis, you can pick up the metal rod of the operating table and launch it through the window. Kill the first Slasher that comes through the broken window with your melee attack. Use kinesis to take one of the Slasher's arms and wait for the second one to come through. Shoot this Slasher blade at the living Slasher and impale it into the wall. The video shows another location to do this, but it can be done practically anywhere.


YouTube - Dead Space 2 - Taste of your own Medicine Trophy / Achievement Guide


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/907/5-orcOY=.jpgShoot the Limbs! 10:gsicon:
Dismember 25 Necromorph Limbs (single player only)

See Epic Dismemberment.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/907/5-gzRvo=.jpgEpic Dismemberment 50:gsicon:
Dismember 2,500 Necromorph Limbs (single player only)

Aim for the necromorphs’ limbs and shoot off as many limbs as it takes to kill them. Once they are dead and the area is clear, use :rbbut: to stomp off any remaining limbs left on the corpses. The head, arms and legs all count towards this. Stomping off the limbs off necromorph corpses you find throughout the game will count towards this achievement as well, but the human corpses do not. It is possible to get this on your first playthrough, but unless you are taking your time to stomp off every limb rather than just stomping them a few times and moving on, you will more than likely get this on your new game + playthrough.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/907/5-k1W0E=.jpgThink Fast 15:gsicon:
Kill 30 Necromorphs with Kinesis objects

Use :ltbut: and :bbut: to pick up objects with kinesis and then use :rtbut: to launch the item at a necromorph. If you apply stasis to a necromorph before killing them in this manner it will count towards Frozen in Time.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/907/5-r0qmc=.jpgFrozen in Time 10:gsicon:
Kill 50 Necromorphs while they are in Stasis (single player only)

Use :ltbut: to aim and :ybut: to apply stasis to the necromorphs. Once they are slowed, kill them by shooting off limbs or use kinesis to launch an object at them. Killing them by kinesis launching an object will count towards this and Think Fast.

FSparacino4
01-25-2011, 05:27 AM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/907/5-jVo9I=.jpg...And Stay Down 10 :gsicon:
Kill 25 crawling enemies with Stomp (single player only)

Aim for the legs of necromorphs and shoot them off. This will cause them to crawl. On easier difficulties, shoot only one leg as taking both legs off will most likely kill the non-elite necromorphs. Once they are crawling, simply press :rbbut: to curb stomp them.


YouTube - Dead Space 2 - ...And Stay Down Trophy / Achievement Guide




http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/907/5-yXsLg=.jpgRomper Stomper 25:gsicon:
Stomp 10 Containers

The containers required for this achievement are easily identifiable. They are green boxes and have a glowing white light on every corner. You must stomp 10 of these using the :rbbut: and will be awarded with credits and supplies in the process. If you are fully exploring you will get this in Chapter 2.

YouTube - Dead Space 2 - Romper Stomper Trophy / Achievement Guide




http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/907/5-msoo4=.jpgFully Outfitted 30:gsicon:
Upgrade your RIG and Stasis completely

See Fully Loaded.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/907/5-hMWh0=.jpgPicking Favorites 30:gsicon:
Upgrade 1 Weapon completely

See Fully Loaded.



http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/907/5-3useQ=.jpgFully Loaded 50:gsicon:
Simultaneously have four completely upgraded weapons.

In order to upgrade your RIG stasis and four weapons, you are going to need a total of 82 power nodes, which can be found in the game world (light purple glow), in blue and yellow containers on the wall, or as a reward in certain fights (such as Brutes and chapter bosses). Power nodes can also be purchased from the store for 10,000 credits each. To upgrade your items, you will need to find a work bench. Once at the work bench, you must fully upgrade your RIG and stasis for Fully Outfitted and four weapons, which then must be carried at the same time, for Fully Loaded. Each upgrade costs one power node and you must fill in every colored space with a power node in order for the achievements to unlock. For the Stasis and RIG that will mean every node and there are none you can skip. However, for the weapons you can usually skip 2 - 3 blank slots on each.

It will take a total of 30 power nodes to upgrade your Stasis and RIG for Fully Outfitted (12 nodes for Stasis and 18 nodes for RIG). Once you get this achievement you can respec each for 5,000 credits and get the 30 nodes back to use for your weapons. After respeccing, you will need an additional 52 nodes. Depending on what weapons you are upgrading will determine the number of power nodes needed, but the cheapest 4 weapons require a total of 82 power nodes (Plasma Cutter 18, Detonator 20, Ripper 22 & Pulse Rifle 22). If you sell everything but these 4 guns you can get this on your first playthrough. You can just as easily use the power node glitch found HERE (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=290871).

YouTube - Dead space 2 Power Node Glitch

Thanks to jpric18 for the vid. and finding this glitch.



http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/907/5-9leII=.jpgThe Engineer 10:gsicon:
Collect 10 Schematics

NOTE: If you miss a schematic, the item from it can be found in the store several chapters later.

Schematics have a dark purple glow and are the blueprints required to buy new weapons and get certain upgrades for ones you already own. Many schematics are locked behind doors that require a power node to open, so I recommend always keeping at least one power node on you at all times so that you wonít miss getting any of these. You should have this achievement by Chapter 6 and the text guide for schematics can be found HERE (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=291404).

YouTube - Dead Space 2 - Schematics Locations Guide



http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/907/5-13SCs=.jpgVacuum Cleaner 30 :gsicon:
Decompress 20 Necromorphs without getting sucked out yourself

Decompression windows appear throughout the game. They typically have white and yellow writing on the glass advising of future expansion and to take warning. Unfortunately there aren't enough decompression windows in the game to get this on your first playthrough, so you will have to finish it on a New Game +. The location of all the decompression windows are as follows:


Chapter 1: Upon entering the 'Critical Needs Room' a gas tank explodes causing the window to break. This is the tutorial for decompression windows. Shoot the red triangle at the top of the window to close the emergency gate. You will get 1/20 here.


Chapter 3: After the taking the Elevator from the 'Concourse' where the Lightspeed Boy Statue is, up to the Unitology Lobby, you will see this window at the end of the hallway. You will be attacked by four necromorphs (Exploder, Slasher and 2 Pack). You can use the Javelin Gun here to get Skewered In Space and raise your count to 5/20 or you can lure them away from the window and kill them. Run up to the glass and you will be attacked by 5 Pack kids. Kite them until you can see all five and head back to the elevator before breaking the glass. Using this method will net you an extra body for 6/20.


Chapter 4: In the Unitologist Indoctrination room, after fixing the fuses to gain access to the room on the other side, you get will get attacked by three Necromorphs upon exiting the fuse room.
Break the glass for a total of 9/20.


Chapter 7: Upon entering this large room, you will be attacked by a Legless Slasher. You will also see the 'Power Grid Room' at the opposite end. Remove the explosive canisters from near the window and head to the middle of the room and yellow detonator beams will activate on both sides of you. If you wait until all the Crawlers enter the room, you can get your count up to 15. If you don't move the barrels you will most likely only get credit for two. Your new count should be anywhere from 11-15/20.

FSparacino4
01-25-2011, 05:27 AM
Chapter 9: After exiting the 'Pressurization Control 2' Room, you will encounter a Divider. Kill it and take the elevator upstairs. Upon exiting the Elevator, run quickly to the power node box to the right. Two necromorphs will drop into the room. Shoot out the window and quickly hit the red triangle because there is not much space to work with in this room. Your count should be anywhere from 13-17/20.

(Credit for the locations of each window goes to Soliunasm)


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/907/5-6FgBE=.jpgThe Electrician 10:gsicon:
Collect 10 Semiconductors

Semiconductors have a whitish-blue glow to them and have no purpose in the game other than to provide extra credits. After defeating the Hangar Boss at the end of Chapter 1, you will have an idea of what to look for, as he will drop your first one. You will find semiconductors quite abundant as you journey through the Sprawl and should have no problem getting this early in the game.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/907/5-u+kic=.jpgGoing for Distance 20:gsicon:
Impale an enemy and make him fly through the air for 17 meters - it must stick to the surface

At the start of Chapter 2, you will find yourself in a room with a store, save terminal and workbench. Purchase both the Javelin Gun and Line Gun before proceeding. This achievement can be picked up using the Javelin Gun or by using kinesis on spikes, rods, or other necromorph limbs. After exiting the room with the store, proceed to the end of this room with the moving walkway and go through the door on the left to the Titan Height Apartments. As soon as you go through the door, there will be a small explosion and a single necromorph will attack another human down the hallway. Directly in front of you will be a rod. Use kinesis to quickly pick it up, while the necromorph is busy attacking its other target. Back all the way up to the door you just came through and let it approach you. When it gets close use kinesis launch to send it flying backwards into the wall.


The video below shows how to do this in the same room but on the necromorph to the right. After killing the above necromorph that is running towards you, turn to the right and you will see a necromorph through the grate. Hit it with the spike and the achievement should pop.

YouTube - Dead Space 2 - Going for Distance Achievement Guide

(YT video credit goes to RoosterTeeth)


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/907/5-rHk3s=.jpgMy Boom Stick 20:gsicon:
Kill 6 enemies at once with Line Gun's Alt-Fire (single player only)

You should have already purchase the Line Gun and Javelin Gun as I suggested in the achievement above. The Line Gun's secondary fire shoots a timed mine. Target a large group of necromorphs and shoot it into them and watch limbs fly! Upon first entering the "mall" of Chapter 3, you will hear a "music box" begin to play and then be attacked by a large group of the Pack. Shot the timed mine and lure the group into it. NOTE: Keep your Line Gun in your inventory, as you will need it again for Clean Cut in Chapter 5.

YouTube - Dead Space 2 - My Boom Stick Trophy / Achievement Guide


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/907/5-4vQMI=.jpgLightspeed de Milo 10:gsicon:
Dismember the Lightspeed Boy Statue

In Chapter 3, you will come to a “shopping mall” called The Concourse. Upon entering, look to your left and you will see a giant spinning statue of a “boy in a blue suit”. You must shoot off his head and arms for the achievement. If you happened to miss this on Chapter 3, you will find the statue again in Chapter 6, when you return to the area.

YouTube - Dead Space 2 - Lightspeed de Milo Trophy / Achievement Guide


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/907/5--8gU0=.jpgSkewered In Space 15 :gsicon:
Impale an enemy into a Decompression Window to cause it to blow out.

Your first chance to do this occurs in Chapter 3, right after dismembering the Lightspeed Boy Statue above. Take the Elevator up to the Unitology front desk. After turning the corner, you will see the decompression window at the end of the hallway. There is a spike on the ground, pick it up and proceed down the corridor. Four necromorphs will attack you. Kinesis launch the spike into one of the necromorphs so that it crashes through the window. Doing this will cause the other necromorphs to get sucked out as well as you in the process. You need to shoot the red triangle at the top of the window to close the door and prevent your death.

YouTube - Dead Space 2 - Skewered in Space Trophy / Achievement Guide

FSparacino4
01-25-2011, 05:28 AM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/907/5-sna+g=.jpgShock Therapy 10:gsicon:
Impale an enemy with the Javelin Gun and use its Alt-Fire to shock 3 others (single player only)

You should have purchased the Javelin Gun at the first store you came to in Chapter 2. After the Zero-G Trash Compactor sequence in Chapter 3, you will insert a power core into an outlet to restore power to an elevator. Take the elevator up to the Cassini Tower Apartments. Follow the hallway until you see a Slasher corpse on the ground inside one of the apartments. As you approach it, hit the Slasher with the primary fire of the Javelin Gun and then use its secondary fire to shock the Swarm surrounding it. This can be done almost anywhere there are large groups of enemies. The video below shows two of the many locations it can be done.

YouTube - Dead Space 2 - Shock Therapy Trophy / Achievement Guide


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/907/5-kGYl0=.jpgLawnmower Man 10:gsicon:
Kill 4 enemies with the same Ripper blade

The schematic for the Ripper can be found in Chapter 5 behind the rotating orb that you must use stasis to pull down the arms in order to shut it off and intiate Zero-G. Proceed to the next store and buy and equip it. Make sure not to replace the Line Gun as one of your weapons as you will shortly encounter a Lurker for Clean Cut. Once you make it into the main hall of the Church, after encountering two Lurkers, you will be attacked by a giant necromorph that tries stabbing you with a spike extending from it's mouth. After it climbs away, you will get attacked by a group of the Pack. Use the primary fire on them and continue holding down aim until the achievement pops.

YouTube - Dead Space 2 - Lawnmower Man Trophy / Achievement Guide


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/907/5-w9cGs=.jpg Clean Cut 10 :gsicon:
Sever all three tentacles of a Lurker with one Line Gun Primary Fire shot (single player only)

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You should still have your Line Gun equipped after buying it from the Chapter 2 store. You will encounter your first Lurker in Chapter 5. After the Zero-G sequence in the Coffin-Processing Plant, you will eventually enter an air duct and will fall through into a dark room below. Proceed through the hallway and you will be attacked by two Lurkers.

They are one of the smaller necromorphs with three tentacle-arms extending from their back. Wait until all of the tentacles are straight up in the air, perpendicular to the ground (their attack position), hit the Lurker with stasis and move to its side so the arms are lined up and take the shot using the Line Gun's primary fire.



YouTube - Dead Space 2 - Clean Cut Trophy / Achievement Guide


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/907/5-jmms4=.jpg It's A Trap! 20 :gsicon:
Kill 20 enemies with Detonator Mines in a deployed state.


At the end of Chapter 5, shortly after the big fight in the Main Hall of the Church that starts with a giant necromorph attacking you with a spike coming from its mouth in a scripted sequence followed by a large group of the Pack, you will enter a room with a statue of the Marker inside. Isaac will have a hallucination and when it is over take the elevator. During the elevator ride, the lights will go out and a Slasher drops in from the ceiling. Follow the hallway around and to the right and head into the office to get the schematic. Buy the Detonator at the next store and begin using it's primary fire to deploy mines. If you hit a necromorph with the mine before it hits the floor, you will not get credit. The mine must be fully deployed, displaying a three beam barrier.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/907/5-gKeVM=.jpgBouncing Betty 10 :gsicon:
Kill a Cyst by catching its Mine and throwing it back.

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Cysts are stationary necromorphs attached to walls and ceilings. You will first encounter them in Chapter 6, after exiting the apartments into the Maintenance Area. When you get close to them, they will launch a explosive projectile at you that deals heavy damage. Approach them cautiously and use kinesis to pick up the projectile that they spit out. Simply launch it back and kill the Cyst.


YouTube - Dead Space 2 - Bouncing Betty Trophy / Achievement Guide


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/907/5-ohdlM=.jpgPeek a Boo! 20:gsicon:
Kill a Stalker with the Seeker Rifle while in Zoom Mode

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The schematic can be found at the start of Chapter 6. You will find yourself in the apartments. Simply follow your locator through the hallways until you come to a room with a walkway, overlooking a large room below. Look to your right and you will find the schematic. Purchase it at the next store.


The alt-fire for the Seeker Rifle allows you to zoom in, making it a deadly killing machine. Stalkers are the necromorphs that look like mini T-Rexs. They will hide behind pillars, crates and other objects and peek out from behind them. They will then make a screeching sound before coming out of hiding and charging at you. Hit them with stasis as they charge and use the alt-fire of the Seeker Rifle to zoom in and kill it.


Shortly after purchasing the Seeker Rifle, you will come to the Warehouse, a large room with storage containers where you will encounter multiple Stalkers and will be able to complete the achievement.


YouTube - Dead Space 2 - Peek a Boo! Trophy / Achievement Guide


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/907/5-sUUvQ=.jpg The Nanny 10 :gsicon:
Kill 30 Crawlers without detonating them.

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You will first encounter these creepy, baby necromorphs upon entering the "school" portion of Chapter 6. You haven't encountered the force gun schematic yet, so you will have to be careful when approaching these as you will only encounter approximately 40-45 of these in one playthrough. Use stasis on the group of them and then just shoot at their head to kill them. If you happen to detonate one, most likely killing numerous Crawlers, I recommend that you restart your checkpoint. After Chapter 7, use the Force Gun on Crawlers as it doesn't cause them to explode.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/907/5-vBjsA=.jpgNecro Flambť 10:gsicon:
Kill 50 enemies using the Flamethrower

The Flame-Thrower Schematic can be found in Chapter 6, at the end of the "school' area, after the giant necromorph attack on the gymnasium stage. After being attacked by the Crawlers and Pack in the gym, exit through the door on the right (if you are facing the bleachers). Follow the hallway down and to the left. The room on the right, where the woman was hugging the Crawler, will contain the schematic. Purchase the flame-thrower at the next store and start racking up kills. This weapon burns through fuel quickly so I recommend using it during encounters with multiple necromorphs. Always keep extra fuel canisters on reserve.

FSparacino4
01-25-2011, 05:28 AM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/907/5-vLiHU=.jpgBrute Juke 10:gsicon:
Kill a Brute without taking damage

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You will encounter your first Brute at the end of Chapter 6 in the "Transport Hub". This turns out to be extremely easy to complete on casual. Grab the stasis canister in the room and wait for Ellie and Stross to finish talking on the balcony above you. The Brute will jump down near the Transport Hub sign. Launch the stasis canister at the Brute and use your plasma cutter to dismember one of the Brute's arms. The arm should fall off before he even exits stasis. Once the arm is off, the Brute no longer charges, but will spit bombs out of its chest. Hit it with your own stasis and shoot off the other arm. Even easier, the Brute can be killed in one shot on lower difficulties with the Line Gun's alt-fire. Hit him with the stasis canister and then plant the mine at his feet. If he starts to come out of stasis, hit him with your own stasis and bam, one shot kill.

YouTube - Dead Space 2 - Brute Juke Trophy / Achievement Guide


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/907/+zFoKA==.jpgElevator Action 15:gsicon:
Knock off every Tripod during the Elevator Sequence

In Chapter 7, after going into zero-G to activate the two thrusters on the bottom of the elevator, make sure you go back up to the store and buy the Detonator gun and plenty of ammo if you have not already done so. It is important that you save the game because if not you will be stuck at the checkpoint at the top of the elevator without the achievement if you happen to not get it. The Solar Array Elevator Sequence will place you on a large elevator with 7 windows looking out at Saturn. Activate the control and stand in the center and you will soon be attacked by Tripods in the windows. One shot from the detonator gun will knock them off. If they are hanging on by one arm, DO NOT worry about it because they will fall off on their own. After you knock one off, go and stand by where it was, making it less likely you will be hit as they will rarely appear in the same window consecutively. You can also do this same strategy easily with the Force Gun. If you get to the top and the achievement doesn't unlock, quit to the menu and reload your save.

YouTube - Dead Space 2 - Elevator Action Trophy / Achievement Guide


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/907/5-1EcTc=.jpgCollect Peng 20 :gsicon:
Find the Peng treasure

The Peng Treasure can be found in Chapter 7, in the “Main Frame” room. You will know when you are here as the entrance to the air duct is surrounded by fans that are illuminated by blue and orange lights. Enter the air duct and crawl through into the room on the right side. Remove the fuse panels on the wall with TK and kill the Swarm behind the panel on the right. On the ground you will see a diagram of the fuse locations in red. You will need to remove the fuses from the the left and middle panel and place them in the panel on the right as they are shown in this diagram. Once complete, the diagram on the floor reveals a console that you must activate. Crawl back out through the event and you will be back at the start.


Activate the panel next to the air duct, so that you now gain access to the room on the left. Crawl back through the ducts and you will be in a room similar to the first. As you approach the left side of the room, a Super Slasher will come out of the vent by the air duct. After killing it, proceed with the fuse puzzle exactly as you did in the first room, following the diagram on the floor to move the fuses into the correct positions on the left panel. Once complete, activate the panel again to open the 'Main Frame'. Now remove the fuses you just placed and rearrange them until they all glow purple. Head to the vent and activate the panel that displays the fuses in purple and the air duct will rotate again. Climb through to find the Peng treasure and many other goodies.


YouTube - Dead Space 2 - Peng Treasure Location


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/907/5-mfm5I=.jpgC-Section 10:gsicon:
Knock down an enemy with Contact Beam Alt-Fire then kill it with Primary Fire before it stands up

The schematic can be found in Chapter 7, after collecting the Peng treasure in the 'Main Frame' room. You will need to shoot the four circuits in order to proceed. After destroying these circuits, proceed down the hallway towards the Solar Array control pod and you will eventually come to a door that requires a power node. The schematic is inside. Buy it and equip it at the next store.

Use the contact beam’s secondary fire to shoot at a necromorph, causing them to get knocked down. Then use stasis to freeze them as they will stand up very quickly without it. This should give you plenty of time to use the contact beam’s primary fire mode to finish them off. I recommend you do it in a smaller room because the blast from secondary fire can send the necromorph quite a distance making it difficult to get to it before it gets back to its' feet.

YouTube - Dead Space 2 - C-Section Trophy / Achievement Guide


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/907/5-wOSXc=.jpgThe Sampler Platter 20:gsicon:
Kill a Necromorph with every Weapon in the game (single player only).

This requires that you get a single kill with all 10 weapons available in the retail game. NOTE: If you get a kill with a particular weapon and then die before the next checkpoint, you will not get credit for that weapon. Special weapons that come with the DLCs or Collector's Edition COUNT towards this achievement. You will not have to buy the retail version of that weapon. If you dont have the CE or any of the DLCs, you should have all of the weapon schematics by the end of Chapter 7. This can also be finished on New Game+ if you happen to miss any schematics. A guide to the schematic locations can be found HERE (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=291404). The guns you will need to get kills with are as follows:

Plasma Cutter: Chapter 1 through normal game progression
Javelin Gun: Chapter 2 Store (no schematic needed)
Line Gun: Chapter 2 Store (no schematic needed)
Pulse Rifle: Chapter 3 Schematic
Ripper: Chapter 5 Schematic
Detonator: Chapter 5 Schematic
Seeker Rifle: Chapter 6 Schematic
Flame-thrower: Chapter 6 Schematic
Force Gun: Chapter 7 Schematic
Contact Beam: Chapter 7 Schematic


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/907/5-uNqzs=.jpgLooking Good 10:gsicon:
Purchase the Advanced Suit

The schematic for the Advanced Suit can be found in Chapter 11. After disabling the giant red space lasers, you will enter a room with catwalks. After being attacked by Pukers, Lurkers and Elite Slashers, continute out through the door. You will be in a small hallway with a door on your left that is behind a barrier of detonator mines and a power node door on the right. You will find the schematic inside and after purchasing the suit at the store, the achievement unlocks.

EliteShadowMan
01-25-2011, 05:46 AM
try to get the achievement tiles posted correctly.

Also see if you can fix the purple text on the video names

Edit: Also putting spoilers in a guide is usually a bad idea.

FSparacino4
01-25-2011, 05:51 AM
Yes i know how to put them in correctly, pasting the guide I typed up in Word made it all messed up so i am going through now fixing it

Yunder
01-25-2011, 05:58 AM
Yes i know how to put them in correctly, pasting the guide I typed up in Word made it all messed up so i am going through now fixing it

I know that feeling. ;)

The guide looks pretty good so far. I know this is personal tastes, and you don't have to do it, but I would advise to change the font of the text from whatever you have now, to Veranda (Size 2). This the default text that's used in all guides, and makes it look a little more polished. Again, not entirely needed, but just a suggestion.

Also, I don't know if you switched up the order in the achievements, but having them the way they are laid out on the original achievement list is a lot easier for the Guide Team. Just sayin'. :p

LK Tien
01-25-2011, 06:13 AM
9/10? really? I'll just wait for second opinions from people who actually get the Hardcore achievement.

FSparacino4
01-25-2011, 06:18 AM
9/10? really? I'll just wait for second opinions from people who actually get the Hardcore achievement.

This is just a rough estimate as I only played hardcore at a friend's house. It will be adjusted accordingly

Nozza XBA
01-25-2011, 10:11 AM
Nice one!

Just to let you know and touch back on someone else's post. You don't have to put spoilers in and I wouldn't recommend it.

People should use common sense that a guide will have obvious spoilers, thus if they don't want anything to be spoiled they shouldn't read the guide!

I think just adding a side note to the top post saying there will be spoilers is goood enough warning if you're going to add any. Adding spoiler blocks everywhere makes the guide look messy imo and blocky.

EDIT - Actually just seeing your title again, you have spoilers in that, so thats good enough. I say leave the spoiler tags out!

FSparacino4
01-25-2011, 10:15 AM
Nice one!

Just to let you know and touch back on someone else's post. You don't have to put spoilers in and I wouldn't recommend it.

People should use common sense that a guide will have obvious spoilers, thus if they don't want anything to be spoiled they shouldn't read the guide!

I think just adding a side note to the top post saying there will be spoilers is goood enough warning if you're going to add any. Adding spoiler blocks everywhere makes the guide look messy imo and blocky.

EDIT - Actually just seeing your title again, you have spoilers in that, so thats good enough. I say leave the spoiler tags out!

Ok, I no spoiler tags it is! I am currently working on perfecting my Hardcore run through but I will be doing a schematic and power node guide in seperate posts and linking them here. Alot to do so little time.

Nozza XBA
01-25-2011, 10:31 AM
Ok, I no spoiler tags it is! I am currently working on perfecting my Hardcore run through but I will be doing a schematic and power node guide in seperate posts and linking them here. Alot to do so little time.

Good luck.

I'm guessing more people will be writing guides (possibly me) so have fun!

KrayKen
01-25-2011, 12:19 PM
Nice guide man.

ll Mr Bubbles ll
01-25-2011, 02:10 PM
you may want to change or re word you description for completing the game on hardcore, after reading it sounds like you can use New game+ on hardcore and carry your character over. This is WRONG, for hardcore you have to start from scratch as new game+ is not available for hardcore.

JuSt BLaZe
01-25-2011, 03:01 PM
A nice decent guide so far FSparacino4. You put much work in it. Keep it up, oh & thanks. ;)

FSparacino4
01-25-2011, 03:03 PM
you may want to change or re word you description for completing the game on hardcore, after reading it sounds like you can use New game+ on hardcore and carry your character over. This is WRONG, for hardcore you have to start from scratch as new game+ is not available for hardcore.

I had it specifically state that new game + only works up through zealot but ill clarify

uaeakuma
01-25-2011, 03:10 PM
about this achievement Taste of your own Medicine

I unlocked it with normal stick no need for the slasher arm

ll Mr Bubbles ll
01-25-2011, 03:35 PM
also your description for C section is the wrong way around , you need to knock them down with seconday fire and kill with primary, not knock them down with primary and kill with secondary. Guides looking good though.

Ragnarok1986
01-25-2011, 04:01 PM
Looks good keep going :)

Dragonsss
01-25-2011, 05:12 PM
Elevator Action achievement is during chapter 7 ;)

IC3 L3G3ND
01-25-2011, 07:34 PM
Just a heads up mate

I noticed your description didn't match the achievement for this one.

C-Section 10
Knock down an enemy with Contact Beam Alt-Fire then kill it with Primary Fire before it stands up

Use the contact beamís primary fire to shoot at a necromorph, causing them to get knocked down. Then use stasis to slow them down. This should give you plenty of time to use the contact beamís secondary fire mode to kill off the necromorph.

Other than this nice work so far mate

DarkJediRPM
01-25-2011, 07:35 PM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/907/5-mfm5I=.jpgC-Section 10:gsicon:
Knock down an enemy with Contact Beam Alt-Fire then kill it with Primary Fire before it stands up

Use the contact beam’s primary fire to shoot at a necromorph, causing them to get knocked down. Then use stasis to slow them down. This should give you plenty of time to use the contact beam’s secondary fire mode to kill off the necromorph.
I think you have this reversed.

Edit - looks like others caught it too.

FSparacino4
01-25-2011, 08:13 PM
Good catch on my slip ups, fixed. Just woke up so it's back to work again. I will be writing a schematic guide in another thread and linking it here at some point.

CONKER1182
01-25-2011, 08:17 PM
3 saves on hardcore difficulty what a bunch of BULLSH!T

JuSt BLaZe
01-25-2011, 08:25 PM
3 saves on hardcore difficulty what a bunch of BULLSH!T

Hahaha, welcome to the new nightmare. ;)

TheToiletBrush
01-25-2011, 09:04 PM
Great guide, keep updating.

Worhammer
01-25-2011, 09:35 PM
3 saves on hardcore difficulty

I think I just died a little inside when I read this.

Pearson
01-25-2011, 10:00 PM
I wish that you would've put exactly where you had to get the Peng statue, I missed the achievement because I completed the two puzzles completely and now I can't get the statue now.

EDIT: I re-started from a previous save and now I can get it. I tried just re-loading the checkpoint, but that didn't work, so that is why quit the game and continued from my save.

ll Mr Bubbles ll
01-25-2011, 10:05 PM
So I am leaving the Peek A Boo! achievement as glitched for the momentbecause I have killed 10+ slashers with the zoomed mode and nada. If anyone else has this problem feel free to let me know.
its not slashers you have to kill its the stalkers, the guys who hide behind containers and charge at you head first. Short arms but tall like mini t-rex's

FSparacino4
01-25-2011, 10:07 PM
Hahah that is what a lack of sleep does to you, thanks for the clarification.

FSparacino4
01-25-2011, 11:55 PM
I wish that you would've put exactly where you had to get the Peng statue, I missed the achievement because I completed the two puzzles completely and now I can't get the statue now.

EDIT: I re-started from a previous save and now I can get it. I tried just re-loading the checkpoiny, but that didn't work, so that is why quit the game and continued from my save.

The Peng Statue location is down in the guide, I only put a brief description in the roadmap.

RyBlueJays
01-26-2011, 01:31 AM
great looking guide nice job

Mister Buds
01-26-2011, 01:31 AM
it appears that the "shock therapy" achievement is glitched. i've reloaded eight times now and can't get it to unlock.

FSparacino4
01-26-2011, 01:41 AM
it appears that the "shock therapy" achievement is glitched. i've reloaded eight times now and can't get it to unlock.

It unlocked for me, can any1 on else not get this achievement?

Mister Buds
01-26-2011, 01:52 AM
It unlocked for me, can any1 on else not get this achievement?

i'm going to put that statement on hold for the time being. i think my issue is actually that the javelin gun is not impaling those little necromorphs for me (the pack?). i went over and looked at the body a couple times and the nail, or whatever it shoots, looks like it's laying a couple inches away.

there's a video on youtube of a guy getting the trophy on ps3. he does it in chapter 4, which looks quite simple. i'll give that spot a try tomorrow since i have to go to work right now.

awesome guide, by the way. it's put together pretty well considering it's the first day.

CONKER1182
01-26-2011, 02:43 AM
For those trying to get the Skewered in Space Achievement if your not using Javelin gun in chapter 3 and your using the spike you have shoot the spike in right area of that monster or that enemy won`t fly back it`ll just go into them. If your using a Javelin gun and you screw up on your first shot keep shooting until he flys back and if you miss those shots restart from that checkpoint at the elevator.

CONKER1182
01-26-2011, 02:45 AM
i'm going to put that statement on hold for the time being. i think my issue is actually that the javelin gun is not impaling those little necromorphs for me (the pack?). i went over and looked at the body a couple times and the nail, or whatever it shoots, looks like it's laying a couple inches away.

there's a video on youtube of a guy getting the trophy on ps3. he does it in chapter 4, which looks quite simple. i'll give that spot a try tomorrow since i have to go to work right now.

awesome guide, by the way. it's put together pretty well considering it's the first day.

But he`s had to have gotten a copy of this game early.

FSparacino4
01-26-2011, 06:08 AM
But he`s had to have gotten a copy of this game early.

I got my copy on release day actually, but yes I did play the full game early.

mattcrossUNC
01-26-2011, 07:40 AM
Great looking guide so far, very helpful.

Just to add something to it, there is a painfully easy way to unlock Fully Outfitted as early as Chapter 7. This first room on disc 2 gives you the ability to remove already-placed nodes on one weapon for 5000 credits. I used the save beside the bench, then removed all nodes from my fully upgraded plasma cutter. Then, I just slapped them on my stasis and rig to pop the achievement.

I hadn't put any nodes on either, so I ended up having to use the shop in the room to sell everything I had in my inventory and storage to get enough for the few extra nodes I needed (5 for me).

Afterwards, I reloaded checkpoint and I had all my stuff back to pre-achievement whoring status. Yeah, you can probably play through New Game plus to get this naturally, but if you're like me and want to unlock as much as possible in one playthrough then this will let you save those nodes for the 4 weapons of choice.

Suki
01-26-2011, 08:56 AM
this is lookinjg like a great guide but the breakdown at the start is fantastic and just what is needed on a game like this many thx m8 much appretiated

AMIGA KID
01-26-2011, 09:00 AM
http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/1858/deadspace2logo.png

Made a quick banner for your guide this morning, It's yours if you want to use it. Just wish friday whould hurry up so i can go get this game already. Thanks for the guide il be sure to use it when im stuck or mopping up achieves.

Suki
01-26-2011, 09:03 AM
try to get the achievement tiles posted correctly.

Also see if you can fix the purple text on the video names

Edit: Also putting spoilers in a guide is usually a bad idea.

WOW ppl like u amaze me and come over a little bitter & twisted give the guy a breakk and maybe a bit of support hes trying to help us. U must of litterally been sat waiting for the guide to be posted so u could be the 1st to criticize his guide, the worst part of that is its a bloody good guide.

FSparacino4
01-26-2011, 09:10 AM
WOW ppl like u amaze me and come over a little bitter & twisted give the guy a breakk and maybe a bit of support hes trying to help us. U must of litterally been sat waiting for the guide to be posted so u could be the 1st to criticize his guide, the worst part of that is its a bloody good guide.

thanks good to know people appreciate it! dont know why people expect a guide to have no spoilers, if you bought a strategy guide at the store it is filled with them. this one is free, if you dont want to see spoilers dont use the guide

Katarn84
01-26-2011, 10:15 AM
Wait a moment! There are no MP Achievements?


:woop::woop::woop::woop:

One more game I'll get to 100%, if I'll ever have the gtus to play the first... I really can't get more than 100 meters from the shuttle I arrive on the Ishimura before being overwhelmed by anxiety an dread... It's been two years since I got to the first savepoint...

FSparacino4
01-26-2011, 10:37 AM
Wait a moment! There are no MP Achievements? One more game I'll get to 100%

Not so fast! Good luck getting hardcore mode achievement! :)

brbnasec
01-26-2011, 10:57 AM
For Lightspeed de Milo, I got this in chapter 5. RIght as you enter the large room where the girl is killing necromorphs theres a huge statue right in the middle. I thought i had missed this one but I decided to shoot this statue anyways and it unlocked, so you might want to include that in there as well

FSparacino4
01-26-2011, 11:07 AM
For Lightspeed de Milo, I got this in chapter 5. RIght as you enter the large room where the girl is killing necromorphs theres a huge statue right in the middle. I thought i had missed this one but I decided to shoot this statue anyways and it unlocked, so you might want to include that in there as well

Noticed that on my 2nd playthrough lol. The first time through i got it in chapter 2 and it had no head or arms when i came back in chapter 5 so i thought nothing of it

amir90
01-26-2011, 01:18 PM
Thanks for the guide, I appreciate it :)

And yes, I will be going for the hardcore difficulty, :D

WaltXXX
01-26-2011, 02:21 PM
Thanks for the guide. I'll need it :)

Dan.Pro
01-26-2011, 03:23 PM
Great Guide man! Keep up the good work! :D

FSparacino4
01-26-2011, 05:08 PM
NEW: Schematic Guide Added!
Link to it can be found at the top under important links

Thanks to everyone who has lended their support thus far.

IceFire51
01-26-2011, 05:13 PM
Anybody have any tips for the elevator action achievement? I can't seem to get it. I've tried using the plasma cutter, pulse rifle, and line gun but there always seem to be a couple I miss.

Tsukasa117
01-26-2011, 05:16 PM
Just a side note on the more irritating combat achievements like Vacuum Cleaner since the breakable windows in my opinion are scarce after chapter 8. You can create a save before you enter combat were you use the broken window then save after and reload the save from before and it counts toward your total. But you have to save after or it doesnt count.

IceFire51
01-26-2011, 05:21 PM
Just got it. I had my RIG and Stasis upgraded and just respeced them to the pulse rifle and got it easily. Now i'm going to reload my save so everything is still how I want it.

spikeboyil
01-26-2011, 05:54 PM
it appears that the "shock therapy" achievement is glitched. i've reloaded eight times now and can't get it to unlock.
I have this achievement
I did it on the last boss I waited till I have a group of enemies and I shot them with the stasis and the I used the Javelin gun and quickly shock them
I also did the "Lawnmower man" achievement on the same place also with stasis first

FSparacino4
01-26-2011, 06:03 PM
Places listed in the guide much sooner than this. I wouldnt advise leaving weapon achievements to the end anyways

TH3 XB0X G3N1U5
01-26-2011, 06:10 PM
is it possible too include pictures or descriptions of the various enemies? some of them are obvious, but others are not, and its hard to tell which ones are which. and with so much variety now, its also hard to remember which ones are which.

from the dinosaur looking ones that charge you,to the baby slugs, and to the kids who travel in packs and so on.

FSparacino4
01-26-2011, 06:11 PM
is it possible too include pictures or descriptions of the various enemies? some of them are obvious, but others are not, and its hard to tell which ones are which. and with so much variety now, its also hard to remember which ones are which.

from the dinosaur looking ones that charge you,to the baby slugs, and to the kids who travel in packs and so on.

Sure give me a minute

EDIT: Not going to happen right now don't have the time to resize them, I'll get to it after work.

Hellfire 92
01-26-2011, 06:28 PM
For Shock Therapy, I got it in the Unitoligy Church (I believe it was the room where they are having a funeral). I shot a javelin into a Slasher covered in the little bugs and when it shocked them the achievement popped up. So if anyone is having difficulty pinning one of the pack with a javelin they can try this.

He15man
01-26-2011, 06:30 PM
For Lightspeed de Milo, I got this in chapter 5. RIght as you enter the large room where the girl is killing necromorphs theres a huge statue right in the middle. I thought i had missed this one but I decided to shoot this statue anyways and it unlocked, so you might want to include that in there as well

I was about to post this as well, i was playing and i was on chapter 4 i think and i saw the milo achievement and was pissed i missed it, but i got it later in the game.

SparkaieWhyRfc1
01-26-2011, 07:52 PM
Looks good thanks.

IIIDEFAULTIII
01-26-2011, 08:04 PM
I dont know if you noticed but Seeker Rifle: Peek A Boo! Ė Kill a necromorph using the alt-fire zoom. should say Seeker Rifle: Peek A Boo! Ė Kill a Stalker using the alt-fire zoom.

FSparacino4
01-27-2011, 12:33 AM
Working on Necromorph Bestiary and a Power Node/Log Collectible Guide

Videos being added over the next few days so keep checking back!
I would like to thank PowerPyx for all the video guides he will be providing over the next few weeks.

ConfusedGeek
01-27-2011, 12:47 AM
what this guide needs is in game pics of the monsters. so that we know what should be looking for.

FSparacino4
01-27-2011, 12:54 AM
Working on Necromorph Bestiary and a Power Node/Log Collectible Guide.

what this guide needs is in game pics of the monsters. so that we know what should be looking for.

That's what a bestiary is and it will be added. I have a hundred things on my plate at the moment so one thing at a time :)

Mister Buds
01-27-2011, 02:03 AM
For Shock Therapy, I got it in the Unitoligy Church (I believe it was the room where they are having a funeral). I shot a javelin into a Slasher covered in the little bugs and when it shocked them the achievement popped up. So if anyone is having difficulty pinning one of the pack with a javelin they can try this.

yes, this is what i saw in the video. i tried it today and it worked perfectly first time.

jaysquared2
01-27-2011, 02:11 AM
For Lightspeed de Milo, I got this in chapter 5. RIght as you enter the large room where the girl is killing necromorphs theres a huge statue right in the middle. I thought i had missed this one but I decided to shoot this statue anyways and it unlocked, so you might want to include that in there as well

According to when I go into my data/inventory/mission/etc. That part of the game is actually in Chapter 6. I read this guide at about the beginning of chapter 5, so obviously I missed it the 1st time through. I would occasionally check to see what chapter I was in to make sure I wouldn't miss it in 5, and I went and checked once and saw I was already in Ch. 6 and was quite confused as to how I could have missed the statue AGAIN. But, roughly 5 mins later I get to this above mentioned scene and there it is.

zeroFerus
01-27-2011, 02:16 AM
Nice job on your guide. This is going to help me out a lot. Mad Props :locked

Berserker2501
01-27-2011, 03:30 AM
Does anyone know if you start a new game on Zealot mode does you're stats carry over?

FSparacino4
01-27-2011, 03:34 AM
Does anyone know if you start a new game on Zealot mode does you're stats carry over?

They will carry over. The only setting you cant utilize New Game + is Hard Core.

Berserker2501
01-27-2011, 03:40 AM
They will carry over. The only setting you cant utilize New Game + is Hard Core.

Alright thanks man

seven43861
01-27-2011, 05:38 AM
It's a hell of a lot easier to obtain the Elevator Action achievement if instead of using the Plasma Cutter, use the Pulse Rifle and focus on using its alternate fire, one grenade lop per enemy takes care of business, just make sure to bring a lot of rounds.

FSparacino4
01-27-2011, 05:48 AM
I will add multiple strats and a vid of this tomorrow afternoon, done for the night

TH3 XB0X G3N1U5
01-27-2011, 06:48 AM
Sure give me a minute

EDIT: Not going to happen right now don't have the time to resize them, I'll get to it after work.

yeah, no rush man, take your time. i appreciate the consideration though.

one more thing, for the achievement that requires having 4 upgraded weapons, are there any that are "cheaper" or require less nodes than others?

basically, what would be the 4 "cheapest" weapons to upgrade? if u dont mind putting that in the guide also, thatd be great. ive only used the plasma cutter thus far, so i havent purchased any oher guns myself.

Ethereal235
01-27-2011, 09:03 AM
Not sure if I'm the first to point this out, but you don't need empty nodes filled to get the upgraded weapons achievement. I got the one for a single weapon by filling up the meaningful nodes, the ones that actually improve the weapon. Under 'achievements' it lists it as 1/4, so I'm pretty sure it works the same way for the four-weapon achievement.

When you said that you had to fill out every single space, I think you were wrong. Maybe I was misreading, but you only need to fill out the nodes that provide some benefit. I'm on my second playthrough now, but it might be a bit before I can confirm that the empty nodes can be ignored.

Even if you fill it out creatively, there's no way this can realistically save you more than a few power nodes per weapon, I just thought I'd comment.

As R0me Burns
01-27-2011, 11:09 AM
Hey guys, I've gotten all the achievements except for Zealot and Hardcore, and I'd like to say what I did for some of the achievements and maybe it will help some of you!

The Sampler Platter achievement took me a little to get as I used most of the weapons but two on my first playthrough, however when I started my second playthrough and killed enemies with what I had left it didn't come up, so I used everything again and got it. I believe these kills all have to be in one playthrough.

Also most of the weapon specific chevos are done easiest with "The Pack" as they come in large groups.

The Nanny achievement is easily done in your first playthrough, for this one I would HIGHLY advise using the Force Gun on the crawlers as it will kill them but not make them explode.

Also for the upgrade ones I had my stasis, RIG, and Refurbed Plasma Cutter fully maxed by chapter 6. It's easy on normal to do this if you sell almost everything you pick up and if you buy some of the extra nodes from the shop as you can easily pick up a good 30 or so nodes by chapter 6.

As R0me Burns
01-27-2011, 11:11 AM
Not sure if I'm the first to point this out, but you don't need empty nodes filled to get the upgraded weapons achievement. I got the one for a single weapon by filling up the meaningful nodes, the ones that actually improve the weapon. Under 'achievements' it lists it as 1/4, so I'm pretty sure it works the same way for the four-weapon achievement.

When you said that you had to fill out every single space, I think you were wrong. Maybe I was misreading, but you only need to fill out the nodes that provide some benefit. I'm on my second playthrough now, but it might be a bit before I can confirm that the empty nodes can be ignored.

Even if you fill it out creatively, there's no way this can realistically save you more than a few power nodes per weapon, I just thought I'd comment.

Hey man, you are correct in stating this. When you put nodes on ANY weapon, the only slots you have to have filled to get these chevos are the colored slots. Once you have all those filled it will be maxed. This will save you a good 2-3 Power Nodes per weapon.

FSparacino4
01-27-2011, 03:21 PM
this is correct but you will only really be able to skip 1 to 2 nodes per weapon anyways because you need to have all adjacent nodes filled in

As R0me Burns
01-27-2011, 03:24 PM
That's true, it's not much, but hey a little bit goes a long way right? Lol.

FSparacino4
01-27-2011, 06:47 PM
Video guides added for shock therapy and my boom stick

EliteShadowMan
01-27-2011, 07:02 PM
You should probably tell people to change their weapons to have the Plasma Cutter, Line Gun, Javelin Gun, and The Ripper for Shock Therapy and the boom stick one. Since i missed that now since i thought there would be a store before that area. So now i'm going to see if chapter 5 is a good area to get those...otherwise i'll have to do a 3rd playthrough wrapping up achievements, and a 4th for hardcore.

Dragonsss
01-27-2011, 07:06 PM
1000g / 1000g

If any have any Q, will stay a little here.

JuSt BLaZe
01-27-2011, 07:15 PM
1000g / 1000g

If any have any Q, will stay a little here.

Wow you're fast man (CONGRATZ). I mean I have only three achievements left but hey, how the hell did you managed HARDCORE!? ;)

Dragonsss
01-27-2011, 07:23 PM
Wow you're fast man (CONGRATZ). I mean I have only three achievements left but hey, how the hell did you managed HARDCORE!? ;)

On Hardcore only must have attention to 4 / 5 moments at the game really... THAT FKNG POINT on Chapter 9 and other on 10 made me load A LOT !! ¨¨

But i made make a walktrought too from my spanish webside to help me a lot, which side the enemys come, how many...ALL WRITED XD

Then only is try and try and try .... and fkng try againg, until you learn all points of the game XD

(Sorry for my bad English) XD

JuSt BLaZe
01-27-2011, 07:29 PM
On Hardcore only must have attention to 4 / 5 moments at the game really... THAT FKNG POINT on Chapter 9 and other on 10 made me load A LOT !! ¨¨

But i made make a walktrought too from my spanish webside to help me a lot, which side the enemys come, how many...ALL WRITED XD

Then only is try and try and try .... and fkng try againg, until you learn all points of the game XD

(Sorry for my bad English) XD

Oh that's cool. Thanks for the reply man. No worries I understand everything. I'm on my ZEALOT runthrough now (2nd round). After that I maybe try HARDCORE, but not sure yet. As you said I have to practice a lil more. Guess I'm playing it @ least 3-4 more times before even starting. :)

Dragonsss
01-27-2011, 07:38 PM
Oh that's cool. Thanks for the reply man. No worries I understand everything. I'm on my ZEALOT runthrough now (2nd round). After that I maybe try HARDCORE, but not sure yet. As you said I have to practice a lil more. Guess I'm playing it @ least 3-4 more times before even starting. :)

I finished the game 5 times before start on Hardcore mode ;)

FSparacino4
01-27-2011, 10:11 PM
New videos added:

Bouncing Betty
Lawnmower Man
Clean Cut

Cheesy12
01-27-2011, 10:21 PM
all i can say is the force gun+stasis is your best friend once you get it for hardcore, save power nodes to upgrade the combo, before you get the force gun, plasma cutter works fine. Still haven't beaten hardcore but it's been successful so far.

AboveHunter
01-28-2011, 12:06 AM
Also when doing your hardcore run use the stasis cheat and such and then there's the money and node cheats that you can use for the other achievment and yes they are the same from the original dead space so might wanna stick them into the guide as well

ll Mr Bubbles ll
01-28-2011, 12:13 AM
Also when doing your hardcore run use the stasis cheat and such and then there's the money and node cheats that you can use for the other achievment and yes they are the same from the original dead space so might wanna stick them into the guide as well
Dead Space 1 cheats DO NOT WORK for dead space 2.

FSparacino4
01-28-2011, 12:55 AM
Dead Space 1 cheats DO NOT WORK for dead space 2.

Maybe I should make a FAQ while I am at it since no one seems to get the hint haha.

axeuup
01-28-2011, 02:07 AM
it would be really helpful if included in the sampler platter achievement description if there was a list of guns made available. at least a number of how many there are at least. i am having unlocking this chieve and i have used 10 different guns. i suspect now that i need to use the original plasma cutter instead of the special one provided. thats really my last option because i cant find any more info here. even the schematic map only has 7 guns. can anyone at least provide me at least a number or a list of guns would be awsome.

FSparacino4
01-28-2011, 02:14 AM
Gun list for Sampler Platter added under its description, sorry I have been busy with other things the past 2 days like shoveling my house out of a snow storm. I do apologize :)

EDIT: and the schematic map only has 7 guns because you get the plasma cutter through the story and the line gun and javelin gun can be bought straight away through the store.

h0lydr1ver317
01-28-2011, 02:37 AM
Thanks for the guide really helpful...... until i got to chapter 6 and the power brick glitch occurred and not mention three achievements glitched as well and now i have to start all over again

DropDeadArtemus
01-28-2011, 03:39 AM
Excellent work Sparacino. I will definitely be using this guide. Still got 2 chapters left on DS(a little late, I know). You'll probably be hearing from me on xbox for tips. I'm really not looking forward to hardcore mode.

ODST Kayne
01-28-2011, 05:02 AM
Nice guide. It would be great if there was more detail for Elevator Action, because that seems like it's going to be a bitch.

FSparacino4
01-28-2011, 05:19 AM
Nice guide. It would be great if there was more detail for Elevator Action, because that seems like it's going to be a bitch.

There is a video coming for it in the near future. :)

CrazyDoginOZ
01-28-2011, 10:22 AM
Bro good guide only thing iam confused at is in the road map you say the difficulty cheeves dont stack but then under the hard cheeve description you said they do stack.

FSparacino4
01-28-2011, 11:43 AM
Opps I fixed one and not the other sorry, they do not stack

JDMBO1
01-28-2011, 12:37 PM
I thank you for the Guide but I think I'll detour from it. I was disappointed with Impossible in Dead Space 1, and since Hard Core and Zealot achievements don't stake. I will do Hard Core for the challenge. I'm working on Zealot as my 3rd playthrough. My first Playthroughs being on Causal, bumped up to Normal, and well now... Zealot (obviously).

I do find that Foam Finger to be funny as hell

EDIT: I do think pretty much all achievements can be attined in one playthrough minus some obvious ones

ODST Kayne
01-28-2011, 12:39 PM
It't probably been answered before, so I didn't want to make a new thread, but what is Hard Core's difficulty level? I've heard a few things like Normal but with only the saves. Anyone know for sure? Is it a league above Zealot? If so, that's gonna be one of the toughest achievements for me yet.

Edit: Yay for 900th post!

JDMBO1
01-28-2011, 12:46 PM
It't probably been answered before, so I didn't want to make a new thread, but what is Hard Core's difficulty level? I've heard a few things like Normal but with only the saves. Anyone know for sure? Is it a league above Zealot? If so, that's gonna be one of the toughest achievements for me yet.

Edit: Yay for 900th post!
Supposedly, Yes, actually you can't even play hardcore off the bat even if you wanted to. In thought there might not be much difference other then ammo scarcity and the lack of saves.

headdragon
01-28-2011, 02:27 PM
Hey nice guide:)

One thing: For me the Clean Cut Achievement unlocked after I shot a Lurker with one of the propane tanks or what ever those are. (the red ones) Might be a glich, did this happen to somebody else too?

FSparacino4
01-28-2011, 04:51 PM
New videos:
Brute Juke
Peek A Boo!
...And Stay Down

soliunasm
01-28-2011, 05:15 PM
I'd like to point out that it's not possible to get Vacuum Cleaner on your first run. The MAX you can get is either 11 or 12. There will be some small spoilers so be prepared.

Chapter 1 - This one is mandatory. It's the tutorial on how to shut the decompression off, and you get one kill for free.
Chapter 3 - Right at the beginning you get your first area you can decompress stuff. You get attacked by one of those bombing guys(With the orange exploding sack on their left arm), two children, and one normal Necromorph. Ignore these four. Kill them but do not hit the glass in back. Then, run up to the glass and you should be attacked by five kids. Kite them all until you can see all five of them in front of you(You should go back to the entrance of Chapter 3, the elevator) and then shoot the glass. You get five kills here for a total of six overall.
Chapter 4 - In the Unitologist Indoctrination room, right after you fix the fuses to allow you to enter the other room, you get attacked by three Necromorphs one you leave the fuse room, so once the three pop out, destroy the window in front of you and now you have a total of nine overall.
Chapter 7(I think) - This is the area with the rogue AI. I can't remember where it is, but once you enter the center of the room you get barricaded in by two Detonator Mines and some explosive barrels at the end of those mines, so you are unable to move them. You MIGHT be able to move those barrels prior to these mines activating, but even then I think it decompresses, so you get a maximum of three kills(Two babies and one Leaper) unless you let the detonator mine open the window up, then it's only two.

I don't recall ever seeing any other decompression windows in the entire game, so unless you can correct me, these are the only areas I even remember being able to do it.

JDMBO1
01-28-2011, 05:31 PM
I'd like to point out that it's not possible to get Vacuum Cleaner on your first run. The MAX you can get is either 11 or 12. There will be some small spoilers so be prepared.

Chapter 1 - This one is mandatory. It's the tutorial on how to shut the decompression off, and you get one kill for free.
Chapter 3 - Right at the beginning you get your first area you can decompress stuff. You get attacked by one of those bombing guys(With the orange exploding sack on their left arm), two children, and one normal Necromorph. Ignore these four. Kill them but do not hit the glass in back. Then, run up to the glass and you should be attacked by five kids. Kite them all until you can see all five of them in front of you(You should go back to the entrance of Chapter 3, the elevator) and then shoot the glass. You get five kills here for a total of six overall.
Chapter 4 - In the Unitologist Indoctrination room, right after you fix the fuses to allow you to enter the other room, you get attacked by three Necromorphs one you leave the fuse room, so once the three pop out, destroy the window in front of you and now you have a total of nine overall.
Chapter 7(I think) - This is the area with the rogue AI. I can't remember where it is, but once you enter the center of the room you get barricaded in by two Detonator Mines and some explosive barrels at the end of those mines, so you are unable to move them. You MIGHT be able to move those barrels prior to these mines activating, but even then I think it decompresses, so you get a maximum of three kills(Two babies and one Leaper) unless you let the detonator mine open the window up, then it's only two.

I don't recall ever seeing any other decompression windows in the entire game, so unless you can correct me, these are the only areas I even remember being able to do it.

That's true I got that achievement on my 3rd Playthorugh because I was worry about bigger achievements.

JDMBO1
01-28-2011, 05:39 PM
The Only achievements that I was missing after my first initial playthorugh was


Think Fast
The Nanny(to be far didn't know this one until it was late)
Elevator Action
Collect Peng
Epic Dismemberment
Fully Loaded
Vacuum Cleaner


now there are some achievements I could've gotten on my first playthrough that being "Think Fast", "The Nanny", "Elevator Action", and "Collect Peng". These achievements can be attained on your first Playthrough

soliunasm
01-28-2011, 05:49 PM
The Only achievements that I was missing after my first initial playthorugh was


Think Fast
The Nanny(to be far didn't know this one until it was late)
Elevator Action
Collect Peng
Epic Dismemberment
Fully Loaded
Vacuum Cleaner


now there are some achievements I could've gotten on my first playthrough that being "Think Fast", "The Nanny", "Elevator Action", and "Collect Peng". These achievements can be attained on your first Playthrough
I got almost every achievement on my first playthrough. Only things I'm missing in Playthrough 2 are


Epic Dismemberment
Vacuum Cleaner
Fully Loaded
Picking Favorites
Fully Outfitted
Mission Impossible
Hard to the Core

However, you can get both Fully Outfitted and Picking Favorites on your first run, I just balanced my weapons out instead of maining one.

JDMBO1
01-28-2011, 05:54 PM
I got almost every achievement on my first playthrough. Only things I'm missing in Playthrough 2 are


Epic Dismemberment
Vacuum Cleaner
Fully Loaded
Picking Favorites
Fully Outfitted
Mission Impossible
Hard to the Core

However, you can get both Fully Outfitted and Picking Favorites on your first run, I just balanced my weapons out instead of maining one.
The Pack Helped with a lot using the Pulse Rifle rips them apart but if you want Epic Dismemberment you have to go with the Force Gun Blows off limbs like a charm

Berserker2501
01-28-2011, 05:56 PM
For the The sample platter achievement do you need to have to 4 weapons maxed out in upgrades??

JDMBO1
01-28-2011, 05:58 PM
For the The sample platter achievement do you need to have to 4 weapons maxed out in upgrades??
no you need to kill Nicromorphs with at least one time with every gun in the game.

Welka
01-28-2011, 06:05 PM
Can anyone clarify:

In the guide, the author says in the "Breakdown" that difficulty achievements DO NOT stack. But later on, in the achievement description I think, he says that difficulty achievements DO stack and playing Hardcore will unlock Mission Impossible.

So which is it ?

And finally, can I play Hardcore with a New Game + or not?

Thanks for your answers as I will approach the game differently depending on them.

;)

JDMBO1
01-28-2011, 06:08 PM
Can anyone clarify:

In the guide, the author says in the "Breakdown" that difficulty achievements DO NOT stack. But later on, in the achievement description I think, he says that difficulty achievements DO stack and playing Hardcore will unlock Mission Impossible.

So which is it ?

And finally, can I play Hardcore with a New Game + or not?

Thanks for your answers as I will approach the game differently depending on them.

;)
I can only answer for the New Game + in which this case no you can not use a new game + to start Hardcore they want you to start from ground zero

soliunasm
01-28-2011, 06:10 PM
Can anyone clarify:

In the guide, the author says in the "Breakdown" that difficulty achievements DO NOT stack. But later on, in the achievement description I think, he says that difficulty achievements DO stack and playing Hardcore will unlock Mission Impossible.

So which is it ?
Someone on GameFAQs beat Hardcore yesterday or today, can't remember. He said he didn't get the Zealot achievement for beating Hardcore.

And finally, can I play Hardcore with a New Game + or not?
No.

JDMBO1
01-28-2011, 06:12 PM
If anything anyone and everyone that still remembers how it felt to play Impossible in Dead Space 1, treat Zealot and Hardcore with the same intensity.(hardcore mostly over zealot)

ColdSpider72
01-28-2011, 06:17 PM
Can anyone clarify:

In the guide, the author says in the "Breakdown" that difficulty achievements DO NOT stack. But later on, in the achievement description I think, he says that difficulty achievements DO stack and playing Hardcore will unlock Mission Impossible.

So which is it ?

And finally, can I play Hardcore with a New Game + or not?

Thanks for your answers as I will approach the game differently depending on them.

;)

That was already answered multiple times in this very thread. Did you read anything at all before posting? The guide creator said he forgot to correct the info under the achieve tile and it is now fixed.

Lubeius
01-28-2011, 07:46 PM
Anyone having trouble with "Going for Distance"? I'm doing it exactly as outlined in the RT video. Beginning of chapter 2, I grab the spike from the ground and impale the Necro into the wall at the far end.

I've done it about three times now, but it won't unlock. Will I need to start over from the beginning of the game?

FSparacino4
01-28-2011, 08:00 PM
Anyone having trouble with "Going for Distance"? I'm doing it exactly as outlined in the RT video. Beginning of chapter 2, I grab the spike from the ground and impale the Necro into the wall at the far end.

I've done it about three times now, but it won't unlock. Will I need to start over from the beginning of the game?

You know you could do it in the same spot but instead of doing it on the one through the grate do it on the one running down the hall towards you. Pick up the spike, wait for him to run up to you and let it fly.

Lubeius
01-28-2011, 08:04 PM
You know you could do it in the same spot but instead of doing it on the one through the grate do it on the one running down the hall towards you. Pick up the spike, wait for him to run up to you and let it fly.

Got it first try. Thanks for the tip!

I considered that, but I didn't think it would cover enough distance. On to the next one!

TAI JASON
01-28-2011, 08:20 PM
So the point is i donīt need to play the MP to get all achivements? Great! Iīm sick of this MP level up crap in every game. Assasins Creed is borin enough till level 50...

gazmaster1
01-28-2011, 08:23 PM
great guide, thanks

FSparacino4
01-28-2011, 08:26 PM
Got it first try. Thanks for the tip!

I considered that, but I didn't think it would cover enough distance. On to the next one!

Anytime! The only reason why I said to do it there is bc its the only vid i had at the time. You can pretty much do it anywhere

soliunasm
01-28-2011, 09:00 PM
Alright, for Vacuum Cleaner, you can get about 7 decompress kills if you do it correctly. But this means you need to have all 6 exploding babies near you by the time you shoot the window, and even then they don't always fly out. I'd also like to confirm that if you pull the explosive canisters away they won't blow up the window, so you can either trigger the mines immediately, allowing for the most enemies to get sucked out, or you can leave them there and only get about three.

EliteShadowMan
01-28-2011, 10:02 PM
is there any glass windows i can shoot out after chapter 6? i need 5 more kills by shooting out windows and i can't seem to find any anymore.

soliunasm
01-28-2011, 10:42 PM
is there any glass windows i can shoot out after chapter 6? i need 5 more kills by shooting out windows and i can't seem to find any anymore.
There's one in Chapter 7. You'll know it when you see the two detonator mines and the AI traps you. I just found a new one though, it's in Chapter 9 right after you kill that one Necromorph that splits up into those small crawling ones like the head and such, there's a breakable glass wall to your left. There's a Power Node to your right. If you see those you're in the right room.

asdf123
01-28-2011, 11:27 PM
Wrong video on the Peekaboo description, this achievement starting to annoy me, it doesn't unlock for me =/

Spike hostile17
01-28-2011, 11:39 PM
Pretty good guide and nice vids btw.
But, I played Hard Core on PS3, and its no way near 9/10. I assume you will adjust that after you complete the game, as it may discourage casual players from going for the 1000GS. Imo the game is a 5/10, and the 1k is 6.5/10, but I agree it depends on people. Good work anyway ; )

FSparacino4
01-28-2011, 11:52 PM
Im on ch 10 now hardcore id say im thinking 7/10

judge p6ytn
01-29-2011, 02:04 AM
Great guide thanks

Guyandsam
01-29-2011, 02:23 AM
what is the disc switch glitch

EliteShadowMan
01-29-2011, 04:30 AM
what is the disc switch glitch

you get a extra save technically since if you die after you put disc 2 in without saving, you will start where the 2nd disc starts instead of your last save.

Darkflame
01-29-2011, 06:18 AM
For the Elevator Action achievement I managed to get it thanks to the Force Gun. One shot usually knocks the creatures off, sometimes a second if you see a hand holding on.

AboveHunter
01-29-2011, 08:03 AM
hey FSparacino4 i've been experimenting with ways to kill the tripods in elevator action and well i've come up with two weapons that will gaureentee you a knock of in one shot. First is the detonator but you probally know that the second is the alt fire of the pulse rifle works really well i've almost gotten it once or twice. I usually start off with the pulse rifle then switch to the detonator.

Edit- pulse rifle WILL work on getting them killed you have to buy enough ammo as well i just got the achievement with the rifle

This be DMK
01-29-2011, 10:11 AM
Thank you for the detailed and informative guide, especially for what I need to do on the elevator up to the array, as it's the last secret achievement I need.

asdf123
01-29-2011, 03:18 PM
Does random corpses lying around count towards Epic Dismemberment or must it be an enemy you killed? oftren around door there are some random coprses and they respawn when you come back

lordskorrkeeper
01-29-2011, 04:15 PM
The Sampler Platter 20http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/misc/g-icon.gif
I got it using only DLC weapons, I have not bought any of the original weapons at all. Just thought I'd throw that out save some people some credits. It just unlocked for me, make sure after a kill you save with that weapons kill, they all need to me on the same save I think, as my kills on other saves for achievements did not count.

JDMBO1
01-29-2011, 04:57 PM
I was looking around the net and found a site that gave DLC insight info
http://www.pubarticles.com/trends-dead-space-2-dlc-suits-list-1.html
hope it's helpful

matt shaw man
01-29-2011, 05:46 PM
The Sampler Platter 20http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/misc/g-icon.gif
I got it using only DLC weapons, I have not bought any of the original weapons at all. Just thought I'd throw that out save some people some credits. It just unlocked for me, make sure after a kill you save with that weapons kill, they all need to me on the same save I think, as my kills on other saves for achievements did not count.


i can confirm this is true too. It just unlocked for me directly after getting the force gun and using it. Ive got a contact beam from the dlc package which i was using at the start so they must count as i havnt picked up schematic to buy it yet.

Hellfire 92
01-29-2011, 06:35 PM
For Epic Dismemberment you can take limbs off of dead necromorphs and it counts but not humans. And for Elevator Action I used the Seeker Rifle which I'm pretty sure wasn't upgraded on Zealot difficulty and it took only one shot to knock them off (when they were hanging on with one arm they eventually fell off on their own).

Xavier0080
01-29-2011, 08:34 PM
Has anyone found a way to get your Epic dismemberment kills to count again after starting NG+? I completed casual with 1572 limbs and on my Zealot playthrough now it stays at 1572. Anyone found a solution? Is it just an error with the counter?

FSparacino4
01-29-2011, 08:37 PM
Addeded video for Elevator Action
Adding Ch 6 and up log collectible videos now as we speak.

EDIT: Sampler Platter description updated
Lowered difficulty for 1,000 :gsicon: to 7/10

xxm1llertimexx
01-29-2011, 09:20 PM
nice guide...keep up the good work

Pearson
01-29-2011, 10:25 PM
That Elevator Action achievement is really starting to piss me off! I have been at this thing for almost an hour and a half and still no achievement. There is always one that falls off before I can finish him because another one pops up behind me and knocks me away when I go to finish him off. Looks like I won't be 1000'ing this game, because I'm about to say screw it and forget about this achievement! :mad:

XxKillomaticxX
01-29-2011, 10:34 PM
Found a spelling error
C-Section 10
Knock down an enemy with Contact Beam Alt-Fire then kill it with Primary Fire before it stands up

Use the contact beamís secondary fire to shoot at a necromorph, causing them to get knocked down. Then use stasis to slow them down. This should give you plenty of time to use the contact beamís secondary fire mode (should be changed to primary fire mode) to kill off the necromorph.

FSparacino4
01-29-2011, 11:05 PM
Found a spelling error
C-Section 10
Knock down an enemy with Contact Beam Alt-Fire then kill it with Primary Fire before it stands up

Use the contact beamís secondary fire to shoot at a necromorph, causing them to get knocked down. Then use stasis to slow them down. This should give you plenty of time to use the contact beamís secondary fire mode (should be changed to primary fire mode) to kill off the necromorph.

Fixed and thank you!

Pearson
01-29-2011, 11:06 PM
Found a spelling error
C-Section 10
Knock down an enemy with Contact Beam Alt-Fire then kill it with Primary Fire before it stands up

Use the contact beamís secondary fire to shoot at a necromorph, causing them to get knocked down. Then use stasis to slow them down. This should give you plenty of time to use the contact beamís secondary fire mode (should be changed to primary fire mode) to kill off the necromorph.
I've tried the plasma gun, using the detonator gun, alt fire for the pulse rifle, along with using stasis, but nothing is working. This made Hard Core seem easy, I give up! :drunk

FSparacino4
01-29-2011, 11:29 PM
Did you check out the video??? I actually did it with the plasma cutter on my first playthrough (took 3-4 attempts). It is very easy with the force gun. One shot to center mass takes them off. Dont worry if they are hanging off by one arm, they will fall off on their own, just move onto the next. Reload after taking the last one in a wave off. When you get the waves of 3, stasis is your friend. If you stand in the direct middle, only two can hit you (far left and far right windows) Hope this helps!

Pearson
01-29-2011, 11:35 PM
Did you check out the video??? I actually did it with the plasma cutter on my first playthrough (took 3-4 attempts). It is very easy with the force gun. One shot to center mass takes them off. Dont worry if they are hanging off by one arm, they will fall off on their own, just move onto the next. Reload after taking the last one in a wave off. When you get the waves of 3, stasis is your friend. If you stand in the direct middle, only two can hit you (far left and far right windows) Hope this helps! Yep, I watched the video and done what he said to do and in the comments section on his youtube channel, someone said to try the pulse rifle alt fire. I'll give the force gun a try, but for right now I moved on to mop up the other achievements that I missed, I kept that save though to come back to it later after getting the other achievements.

TheWeirdingWay
01-30-2011, 12:15 AM
Nice work on the guide. Its been very helpful, I probably would have missed a few achevos with out It.

asdf123
01-30-2011, 03:06 AM
Yep, I watched the video and done what he said to do and in the comments section on his youtube channel, someone said to try the pulse rifle alt fire. I'll give the force gun a try, but for right now I moved on to mop up the other achievements that I missed, I kept that save though to come back to it later after getting the other achievements.

Try the detonator, i did it first try without any stasis, use a few nodes on reload + capacity... its impossible to miss, the stasis will only complicate things if you struggle, forget that, the only thing you need to worry about is spin kinda fast towards the end, dont panic, you have time to reload

Pearson
01-30-2011, 06:08 AM
I used my Zealot Force Gun and got it my first try. I didn't use any stasis and only re-loaded when I got down to 1 round left. Don't know why that I couldn't get the achievement with the weapons that everyone used, but I'm finally relieved to get that monkey off my back!

FSparacino4
01-30-2011, 06:19 AM
glad you tried it this way, congrats!

FSparacino4
01-30-2011, 07:15 AM
Due to popular demand, pictures of the necromorph types added to the achievements that required killing a particular type

Xerxes 8933A
01-30-2011, 10:55 AM
Just a slight correction, for the Fully Loaded achievement you started you need 100+ nodes to upgrade 4 weapons. If you go for the Plasma Cutter @18, Detonator @20, Ripper @22 and Pulse Rifle @22 you only need 82 nodes for the achievement.
I got it near the end of chapter 11 on my first playthrough after selling everything but those 4 weapons.

This be DMK
01-30-2011, 11:53 AM
The Sampler Platter 20http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/misc/g-icon.gif
I got it using only DLC weapons, I have not bought any of the original weapons at all. Just thought I'd throw that out save some people some credits. It just unlocked for me, make sure after a kill you save with that weapons kill, they all need to me on the same save I think, as my kills on other saves for achievements did not count.


Thanks for the info, as on my second run I wanted to use the DLC weapons and now I don't have to worry about it.

Pinion13
01-30-2011, 03:25 PM
Having a problem with c-section. My contact beam is too powered up maybe, it puts everything in stasis automatically when I use all fire, and seems to kill pretty much everything, this is on zealot. I suppose I should sell it and buy the base model or something.

JDMBO1
01-30-2011, 04:53 PM
Having a problem with c-section. My contact beam is too powered up maybe, it puts everything in stasis automatically when I use all fire, and seems to kill pretty much everything, this is on zealot. I suppose I should sell it and buy the base model or something.

you need to respec it down a notch

soliunasm
01-30-2011, 06:37 PM
Alright, this is a small walkthrough I threw together for "Vacuum Cleaner".

SPOILERS

Chapter 1 - This one is mandatory. It's the tutorial on how to shut the decompression off, and you get one kill for free.
Chapter 3 - Right at the beginning you get your first area you can decompress stuff. You get attacked by one of those bombing guys(With the orange exploding sack on their left arm), two children, and one normal Necromorph. Ignore these four. Kill them but do not hit the glass in back. Then, run up to the glass and you should be attacked by five kids. Kite them all until you can see all five of them in front of you(You should go back to the entrance of Chapter 3, the elevator) and then shoot the glass. You get five kills here for a total of six overall.
Chapter 4 - In the Unitologist Indoctrination room, right after you fix the fuses to allow you to enter the other room, you get attacked by three Necromorphs one you leave the fuse room, so once the three pop out, destroy the window in front of you and now you have a total of nine overall.
Chapter 7 - This is the area with the rogue AI. I can't remember where it is, but once you enter the center of the room you get barricaded in by two Detonator Mines and some explosive barrels at the end of those mines near the decompression window, so you are unable to move them. However, you can move the explosive barrels near the window prior to the mines being triggered, then you can shoot out the window yourself and get about 6 kills from all the explosive babies. The problem is that I never saw any explosive babies get sucked out personally. The amount here can range from just an extra two kills if you don't move the barrels for a total of 11, or around 15 if you try the baby method.
Chapter 9 - This is the last one. After you kill the Divider and proceed into the next room, there should be a Power Node on the right. Go to that and you will have a Black Necromorph drop on you and an exploder on the right walking toward you. Shoot out the window directly in front of you, but you really need to be fast because the area to close the window goes by extremely quickly. You should have around 13 to 17 decompression kills by this point.

You WILL need to start a new game to get the last decompression kills though.

FSparacino4
01-30-2011, 07:00 PM
Alright, this is a small walkthrough I threw together for "Vacuum Cleaner".

SPOILERS

Chapter 1 - This one is mandatory. It's the tutorial on how to shut the decompression off, and you get one kill for free.
Chapter 3 - Right at the beginning you get your first area you can decompress stuff. You get attacked by one of those bombing guys(With the orange exploding sack on their left arm), two children, and one normal Necromorph. Ignore these four. Kill them but do not hit the glass in back. Then, run up to the glass and you should be attacked by five kids. Kite them all until you can see all five of them in front of you(You should go back to the entrance of Chapter 3, the elevator) and then shoot the glass. You get five kills here for a total of six overall.
Chapter 4 - In the Unitologist Indoctrination room, right after you fix the fuses to allow you to enter the other room, you get attacked by three Necromorphs one you leave the fuse room, so once the three pop out, destroy the window in front of you and now you have a total of nine overall.
Chapter 7 - This is the area with the rogue AI. I can't remember where it is, but once you enter the center of the room you get barricaded in by two Detonator Mines and some explosive barrels at the end of those mines near the decompression window, so you are unable to move them. However, you can move the explosive barrels near the window prior to the mines being triggered, then you can shoot out the window yourself and get about 6 kills from all the explosive babies. The problem is that I never saw any explosive babies get sucked out personally. The amount here can range from just an extra two kills if you don't move the barrels for a total of 11, or around 15 if you try the baby method.
Chapter 9 - This is the last one. After you kill the Divider and proceed into the next room, there should be a Power Node on the right. Go to that and you will have a Black Necromorph drop on you and an exploder on the right walking toward you. Shoot out the window directly in front of you, but you really need to be fast because the area to close the window goes by extremely quickly. You should have around 13 to 17 decompression kills by this point.

You WILL need to start a new game to get the last decompression kills though.

Added to guide and gave you credit thank you

FSparacino4
01-30-2011, 07:37 PM
Schematic video guide added to achievement description. Enjoy

Pearson
01-30-2011, 10:03 PM
glad you tried it this way, congrats! Thanks, never thought I'd get it, but the Force Gun worked wonders. Clean Cut was giving me a fit for a bit as well, but all I did was group a couple Lurkers together then shot at their tenticles from the side and the achievement popped.

XxXDZ MAYHEMXxX
01-31-2011, 03:28 AM
nice guide
_BUMP_:Bounce:

NukeDukem
01-31-2011, 03:34 AM
another tip for hardcore mode, you may want to put it in the guide -

wearing a suit once gives you its slots and armour bonus permanently so look out for better suits and you can just change back into the one you had previously if you prefer its status effects (easier hacking etc.)

i think for anyone with dlc or the hacker suit from ignition (15% armour, 15 slots), youll want to get the vintage suit on chapter 8 to permanently upgrade your slots to 20, and then get the advanced suit on chapter 11 to permanently upgrade your armour to 20%.

then just get that 15% health bonus armour or whatever back on!

XxXDZ MAYHEMXxX
01-31-2011, 05:13 AM
one complaint that I would have about the guide would be that I would like it if the achievements would be listed in the order that you can unlock them in. Like chapter by chapter unlockable achievements instead of scrolling further down the list and realizing that you have missed one.

batman5273
01-31-2011, 06:38 AM
Great Guide, Helped out a lot!

Bloodrune
01-31-2011, 07:07 AM
another tip for hardcore mode, you may want to put it in the guide -

wearing a suit once gives you its slots and armour bonus permanently so look out for better suits and you can just change back into the one you had previously if you prefer its status effects (easier hacking etc.)

i think for anyone with dlc or the hacker suit from ignition (15% armour, 15 slots), youll want to get the vintage suit on chapter 8 to permanently upgrade your slots to 20, and then get the advanced suit on chapter 11 to permanently upgrade your armour to 20%.

then just get that 15% health bonus armour or whatever back on!

lies...............

NukeDukem
01-31-2011, 05:37 PM
lies? that not working for you? im wearing a hacker suit right now with 25% health and 25 slots

JDMBO1
01-31-2011, 06:00 PM
In hardcore what if I made a save and then deleted it at the next save station would that give me my third save back?

Corallion
01-31-2011, 06:08 PM
In hardcore what if I made a save and then deleted it at the next save station would that give me my third save back?

No, The game keeps track of how many saves you used. Once you use a save, you cannot get it back

JDMBO1
01-31-2011, 06:19 PM
No, The game keeps track of how many saves you used. Once you use a save, you cannot get it back
seriously that's a bother, I guess they thought of everything when it came to hardcore.

noxrulez
01-31-2011, 07:25 PM
Thanks for the hard work

soliunasm
01-31-2011, 09:35 PM
one complaint that I would have about the guide would be that I would like it if the achievements would be listed in the order that you can unlock them in. Like chapter by chapter unlockable achievements instead of scrolling further down the list and realizing that you have missed one.
If you want, I can list every achievement in the order and time you can unlock them, I just can't remember chapter-wise. Because I unlocked every single achievement that was possible in my first run except for Epic Dismemberment, Fully Loaded, Picking Favorites, and Fully Outfitted.
Alright, these are all in the order I got them, however getting "Think Fast" is possible during Chapter...2 or 3, I can't recall, and Picking Favorites along with Fully Outfitted are possible to get in your first run.


Shoot the Limbs!
Taste of your own Medicine
Patient on the Loose
First Aid
Going for the Distance
Romper Stomper
Derailed
My Boom Stick
Shock Therapy
Lightspeed de Milo
Skewered in Space
One Small Step
And Stay Down
Clever Girls
Clean Cut
Lawnmower Man
Torment Me No More
The Engineer
Bouncing Betty
Peek a Boo!
The Graduate
Brute Juke
Elevator Action
Collect Peng
Shut Down
Powered Up
C-Section
Think Fast
The Electrician
It's a Trap!
The Sampler Platter
Frozen in Time
Hornet's Nest
Necro Flambe
The Librarian
Operation!
Looking good
Knock Knock
The Nanny(This is possible prior to this IF you kill every single one in the School and then all the ones in Chapter 7)
Cross your Heat, Hope to Die
The Final Sacrifice
The Fugitive
Made Us Whole
Fully Outfitted
Picking favorites
Vacuum Cleaner
Epic Dismemberment
Fully Loaded
Mission Impossible(You can do Hard to the Core first then come back to Zealot with the Hand Cannon as well)
Hard to the Core


another tip for hardcore mode, you may want to put it in the guide -

wearing a suit once gives you its slots and armour bonus permanently so look out for better suits and you can just change back into the one you had previously if you prefer its status effects (easier hacking etc.)

i think for anyone with dlc or the hacker suit from ignition (15% armour, 15 slots), youll want to get the vintage suit on chapter 8 to permanently upgrade your slots to 20, and then get the advanced suit on chapter 11 to permanently upgrade your armour to 20%.

then just get that 15% health bonus armour or whatever back on!
Buying the Vintage Suit is a complete waste of money because you get the Advanced Suit a few chapters later, and Chapter 10 is easy if you take it slow(Except for the first enemy encounter in the long tunnel, which you just need to run to the far end after killing the second Brute)

ssgoku2425
01-31-2011, 09:46 PM
planting three proximity mines in front of the brute also takes him out without having to use stasis. thanx for the guide.

FSparacino4
01-31-2011, 11:53 PM
Now that I have finished my Hard Core playthrough, I will be putting the achievements in the order you come to them. Stay tuned over the next few days

Dan.Pro
01-31-2011, 11:58 PM
Schematic video guide added to achievement description. Enjoy

Nice, I've always wondered what I've missed during all my playthroughs!

NukeDukem
02-01-2011, 12:26 AM
Buying the Vintage Suit is a complete waste of money because you get the Advanced Suit a few chapters later, and Chapter 10 is easy if you take it slow(Except for the first enemy encounter in the long tunnel, which you just need to run to the far end after killing the second Brute)

i get what you mean about the vintage suit, although i really want those slots. but even if you just get the advanced suit, its helpful to remember you can put whatever suit you like on after it and the armour & slots stay the same! ive seen no-one else mention it either.

L3d Z3ppl1n
02-01-2011, 02:09 AM
if i upgrade the downloadable weapons will that unlock the "fully loaded" achievement?? or do they have to be the weapons from the game?

Dan.Pro
02-01-2011, 02:13 AM
if i upgrade the downloadable weapons will that unlock the "fully loaded" achievement?? or do they have to be the weapons from the game?

Yes, you will still get your achievement, don't worry about that!

The5thCylon
02-02-2011, 01:29 AM
Hey mods, sticky this already.

FSparacino4
02-02-2011, 04:53 AM
It is in the Guides and Misc thread stickied at the top :)

mercer360
02-02-2011, 06:51 AM
Good list Really helpful

TyrannicalGecko
02-02-2011, 02:59 PM
Extremely helpful guide! Big thumbs up :drunk

Mindstorms
02-03-2011, 10:23 AM
Great guide - thanks, really helped.

nickff
02-03-2011, 07:49 PM
ELEVATOR ACTION (new strategy?)

Here is how I did it on my first playthrough...

I had the detonator gun, but no way to buy enough ammo for the achievement. I also didn't have the force gun yet since it come later in the game. So:

1.) I saved my game in a new save spot (other than the one I was currently using)
2.) I then equipped the pulse rifle and sold enough items to purchase 11 inventory slots worth of pulse rounds with 5000 credits left over
3.) I then respec-ed my fully specced stasis module and applied them all to my pulse rifle focusing on capacity, reload, and secondary damage.
4.) I then upped my look sensitivity to 5.
5.) I re-saved in the newer save spot (not touching my original, main save spot)
6.) I began the elevator sequence, stood exactly in the middle, and using only the RS I spun around grenading the necros with one shot each.
7.) It popped after a couple of tries.
8.) I then quit out and loaded my original, main save spot and proceeded with the game.

:)

Dan.Pro
02-03-2011, 08:24 PM
ELEVATOR ACTION (new strategy?)

Here is how I did it on my first playthrough...

I had the detonator gun, but no way to buy enough ammo for the achievement. I also didn't have the force gun yet since it come later in the game. So:

1.) I saved my game in a new save spot (other than the one I was currently using)
2.) I then equipped the pulse rifle and sold enough items to purchase 11 inventory slots worth of pulse rounds with 5000 credits left over
3.) I then respec-ed my fully specced stasis module and applied them all to my pulse rifle focusing on capacity, reload, and secondary damage.
4.) I then upped my look sensitivity to 5.
5.) I re-saved in the newer save spot (not touching my original, main save spot)
6.) I began the elevator sequence, stood exactly in the middle, and using only the RS I spun around grenading the necros with one shot each.
7.) It popped after a couple of tries.
8.) I then quit out and loaded my original, main save spot and proceeded with the game.

:)

Why that complicated, just play on easy, use the upgraded plasma cutter and some stasis if your gettin overnumbered, got it first try without a lot of effort!

FSparacino4
02-04-2011, 01:36 AM
People are making this achievement out to be more difficult than it is. If they are hanging off by one arm, DONT worry about them they fall off on their own. Move on to the next tripod.

FSparacino4
02-05-2011, 12:37 AM
I added Hardcore tips under the achievement tile and in the process some achievements were deleted. I apologize for any inconvenience this causes and I will fix it ASAP when I get home in the AM.

nickff
02-05-2011, 02:58 AM
Why that complicated, just play on easy, use the upgraded plasma cutter and some stasis if your gettin overnumbered, got it first try without a lot of effort!

Some people want a challenge and don't want to play on easy... like me. :)

Dan.Pro
02-05-2011, 03:06 AM
Some people want a challenge and don't want to play on easy... like me. :)

Lol? Then use the force gun and play on zealot, you'll still get it on the first try. And if you want a challenge, go beat HC!

Hoborg
02-05-2011, 04:59 AM
Where is the achievement for vacuum cleaner. You don't have the locations listed. It's like you completely ignored it. Terrible guide.

FSparacino4
02-05-2011, 05:08 AM
Where is the achievement for vacuum cleaner. You don't have the locations listed. It's like you completely ignored it. Terrible guide.

HAhAhHaha learn to read previous posts. In adding hardcore tips 4 achievements got deleted due to character limit. They will be added when I get home. So saying it is a terrible guide is quite exaggerated.

Post #190, 3 posts above you. Congrats on your ignorance. Go troll somewhere else.

lostmotiv
02-05-2011, 05:10 AM
great guide, it helped alot. all i've got left is zealot and hardcore now which i'll prob attempt later next week when i have some free time again.

FSparacino4
02-05-2011, 02:50 PM
Over the next hour or two, please pardon the apperance of the guide. I am rearranging all the achievements in the order that you first encounter them. Due to this editing process, several achievements may be missing from the guide at any particular time. I apologize for any inconvience this may cause.

IxI SkyFire IxI
02-05-2011, 03:42 PM
This seems like a good guide, too bad i didn't find it sooner! Oh well though, i'm proud to say i got my 1000G last night, after getting this game a couple days after it came out

FSparacino4
02-05-2011, 05:33 PM
The guide is officially finished with the achievements listed in the order of occurence. I would like to thank all the members involved that have made it into what it is.

Artful Dodger
02-06-2011, 05:58 PM
can we have this thread sticky please

JuSt BLaZe
02-07-2011, 03:56 AM
can we have this thread sticky please

It's already in the "Guides and Misc." section, so don't worry about it.

vietxmikey
02-10-2011, 03:10 AM
For the vacuum cleaner achievement. Does it stack and also, when you die during one of the vacuum sequences, does kill count reset?

Corallion
02-10-2011, 04:18 AM
Yes you can get the vacuum cleaner achievement over multiple playthroughs. No, dying does not reset the count.

FSparacino4
02-10-2011, 05:10 AM
For the vacuum cleaner achievement. Does it stack and also, when you die during one of the vacuum sequences, does kill count reset?

Dying by being sucked out doesn't reset the counter, but you will not credit for the ones sucked out that window. You will, however be able to get them again when you come back to the window.

Mindstorms
02-10-2011, 09:15 AM
The only exception to dying not counting is if the final guys you need for the achievement get sucked out and then you die. I needed three, say, and they got sucked out. The achievement popped but I hadn't shot the button yet, so technically, I could have died. But before that, if you die, the ones you just got do not get added to the count.

vietxmikey
02-10-2011, 04:19 PM
Ahhh.. Ok. Thanks for the replies guys! :]

Fueled By RC
02-11-2011, 07:17 PM
Thanks for the Guide. I know what I am doing on my day off tomorrow!

InSaiyan
02-12-2011, 07:08 PM
this guide is awesome, it was a lot of help, :)

vicioushunter
02-15-2011, 03:26 AM
I liked your well written and professional guide and road map. Ty for limiting spoilers of story elements. I admit zealot is not hard for first attempt at 950/1000.

sgt time monkey
02-15-2011, 05:16 AM
sweet guide!!:woop:

Delta438
02-15-2011, 11:51 AM
Hardcore is going to be a pain in the ass. Thanks for the guide!

NaK Quinn
02-17-2011, 09:10 AM
Its A Trap! Kill 20 enemies with Detonator Mines in a deployed state.

Very easy!! In Ch. 6 right before you fight the brute, when you are upstairs. Across the balcony on the other side is a girl fighting off slashers. Fire the mines over to the wall on your right side between her and the vent where the slicers spawn indefinetly. Got mine there. Make sure to aim up as they kinda get lobbed. Easy 20 kills.

rrushn
02-17-2011, 11:30 AM
Not sure if it's mentioned already, but the vacuum cleaner progress does NOT carry over to your hardcore playthrough, only on new game +

In-game progress on a new game + : 16/20
In-game progress on hardcore: 5/20

Need to do a 3rd new game+ to suck out 4 necro's... :/

FSparacino4
02-17-2011, 03:19 PM
It has been mentioned. No achievements carry over to Hardcore, but all progression ones carry over into New Game+.

Ozbaab
02-22-2011, 07:04 AM
This guide is seriously good.

Thanks alot!

tonecapone
02-25-2011, 11:56 AM
this guide has helped a lot - many thanks!

IGun BunnyI
02-26-2011, 01:15 AM
If I miss a schematic, say the Ripper(I already have btw) Does that make the achievements for the weapons that require schematics missable? Is there any possibility of me getting the Ripper achievement in this playthrough? Previously I also skipped past the power node schematic, but I am still able to buy them from the store. Doesn't make sense to me.

FSparacino4
02-26-2011, 04:08 AM
If I miss a schematic, say the Ripper(I already have btw) Does that make the achievements for the weapons that require schematics missable? Is there any possibility of me getting the Ripper achievement in this playthrough? Previously I also skipped past the power node schematic, but I am still able to buy them from the store. Doesn't make sense to me.

If you miss a schematic, they are added to the store several chapters later.

EDIT: Added this point to the guide for future reference.

IGun BunnyI
02-26-2011, 07:37 AM
thanks man! just bought the ripper there!

Black Mesa Inc
02-28-2011, 09:47 AM
Great guide.

doppiscantsleep
03-05-2011, 05:38 PM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/907/5-13SCs=.jpgVacuum Cleaner 30 :gsicon:
Decompress 20 Necromorphs without getting sucked out yourself

This has been a pain in the a

jeffy x360a
03-12-2011, 03:25 PM
thanks for the time and energy put into this guide. very detailed and accurate.

nachosrule1162
03-19-2011, 06:10 PM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/907/5-wOSXc=.jpgThe Sampler Platter 20:gsicon:
Kill a Necromorph with every Weapon in the game (single player only).

This requires that you get a single kill with all 10 weapons available in the retail game. NOTE: If you get a kill with a particular weapon and then die before the next checkpoint, you will not get credit for that weapon. Special weapons that come with the DLCs or Collector's Edition COUNT towards this achievement. You will not have to buy the retail version of that weapon. If you dont have the CE or any of the DLCs, you should have all of the weapon schematics by the end of Chapter 7. This can also be finished on New Game+ if you happen to miss any schematics. A guide to the schematic locations can be found HERE (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=291404). The guns you will need to get kills with are as follows:

Plasma Cutter: Chapter 1 through normal game progression
Javelin Gun: Chapter 2 Store (no schematic needed)
Line Gun: Chapter 2 Store (no schematic needed)
Pulse Rifle: Chapter 3 Schematic
Ripper: Chapter 5 Schematic
Detonator: Chapter 5 Schematic
Seeker Rifle: Chapter 6 Schematic
Flame-thrower: Chapter 6 Schematic
Force Gun: Chapter 7 Schematic
Contact Beam: Chapter 7 Schematic

do you also have to use the alt fire or just the reg. fire

FSparacino4
03-20-2011, 06:48 PM
do you also have to use the alt fire or just the reg. fire

Either, just need to get a kill with the weapon.

Markiller IT
03-23-2011, 05:31 PM
Now switch disk glith doesn't work. DAMN.
First SAVE on end chapter 4.
Switch disk.
I'm dead during chapter 10/11...glich doesn't work.
Chapter 4 AGAIN...AAAAAAARRRGGGHH!!

jules the great
03-28-2011, 03:43 PM
So is it "Hardcore" based on the fact that you only get 3 saves? Or is the difficulty jumped up a LOT from normal.

Loki09
03-28-2011, 04:10 PM
So is it "Hardcore" based on the fact that you only get 3 saves? Or is the difficulty jumped up a LOT from normal.

Both. Ammo/Health drops are similar to what you experience on zealot. Also, 2 hits from a black slasher will kill you on hardcore, to put it in perspective.

Nex_Zero
04-30-2011, 01:51 AM
Thank you. I shall now be using this for the next week or so :)

warm
05-22-2011, 02:37 PM
Thank,s dude :)

Syrinx
05-28-2011, 01:40 PM
great guide thanks a lot, and i don't know if it's just me but you made me feel at ease when you say hardcore isn't very hard, gave me the confidence i needed to get the job done so thanks

lethalgamer
06-10-2011, 09:29 PM
I have 56 of 58 achievos thanks to this guide. Very helpful.

Slowmo186
06-19-2011, 05:00 AM
This helped alot!

t3rm3y
06-27-2011, 03:04 PM
I'm trying for the contact beam achievement-knock down with alt, kill with primary fire b4 gets up, my contact beam is fully leveled though, and alt fire blows enemy to pieces. I brought the other version of gun (hacker) but did same is that because it levelled to same as other gun I carry? If sell the upgrade version will the second one be normal power again?

Mindstorms
06-27-2011, 03:28 PM
I'm trying for the contact beam achievement-knock down with alt, kill with primary fire b4 gets up, my contact beam is fully levelled though, and alt fire blows enemy to pieces. I brought the other version of gun (hacker) but did same is that because it levelled to same as other gun I carry? If sell the upgrade version will the second one be normal power again?

You could re-spec the contact beam and get the achievement. Just don't save the game once you are done. If the contact beam doesn't have enough power after the re-spec, you can always add some nodes back.

FSparacino4
06-28-2011, 08:43 PM
I'm trying for the contact beam achievement-knock down with alt, kill with primary fire b4 gets up, my contact beam is fully leveled though, and alt fire blows enemy to pieces. I brought the other version of gun (hacker) but did same is that because it levelled to same as other gun I carry? If sell the upgrade version will the second one be normal power again?

if you upgrade one I am pretty sure all versions of the gun are upgraded? If you go to sell it and it is worth a high amount of money, then that is the one you want to sell.

Eighty 0ne
07-08-2011, 10:11 PM
Great guide! Thanks!

sufc47
10-04-2011, 01:35 PM
Exellent guide well done.

Dalmater
10-15-2011, 09:26 PM
nice guide, helps alot. thx

x SL4YER x
10-27-2011, 11:35 AM
good guide very help full .nice job dude

MITCHYSLICC
03-16-2012, 09:25 AM
good guide :) . Don't smoke Salvia while playing this game :eek:

Importz2k1
05-11-2012, 03:30 AM
Thank you for the guide, I now have a shiny 1250 added to my GS.

m4milo
08-12-2012, 08:52 PM
Thanks for this very helpful and organized guide. I couldn't make it without it.

Wildmn34
02-01-2013, 09:58 PM
Really good guide man, well done. Now, I'm ready for Dead Space 3. =D

Raiden Rippers
02-07-2013, 06:58 AM
thx so much for your sharing the Guide, i think i will handle hardcore right now~!

Kindness123
02-10-2013, 07:46 PM
Guide printed and ready to start. Thank you.

Dralunt
04-16-2013, 04:15 PM
This guide will do perfectly when I start this game! Thanks!