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Shiftie
09-07-2012, 01:37 PM
Overview:
-Estimated achievement difficulty: 4/10
-Offline:400:gsicon:
-Online: 0
-Approximate amount of time to 400:gsicon: 20-25hrs
-Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 2+ (if cleanup is necessary)
-Number of missable achievements: None (Level Select)
-Do cheat codes disable achievements?: No cheat codes
-Does difficulty affect achievements?: No
-Glitchy achievements: Masterful, Ghost (Not being detected does not always work properly)
-Unobtainable achievements: None
-Extra equipment needed? : No


Introduction:
Mark of the Ninja puts you in the shoes of Ninja with mystical power brought on by his mysterious tattoos. Your journey will set you against the people that attacked your Ninja Clan at the beginning of the game, and will involve considerable sneaking, and killing, to take out the man behind the assault. The darkness is your ally as a Ninja.

First Playthrough
Your first playthrough will give you the primary story based achievements: "Awakened", "The Mercenary", "Escape", and "Fated". You will also unlock "Hismou's Heir" very early on, and you will want to focus on finishing a level without killing anyone or alerting anyone for "Mercy", "Masterful", and "Ghost". As your progress through the levels, try and aim for a high score in each level for "Descendant of Iga", and also be sure to look for the Scrolls for "Haiku", and pay attention to any bonus requirements for the 3 seals in every level needed for "Perfection". As you finish up the point and collectable achievements, you will work your way toward "Marked". Be creative with your kills and item usage to finish up most of the remaining achievements.

Second Playthrough (Other Difficulty):
A New Game + playthrough is required, which just involves loading up your game after beating it and selecting New Game +. During this time you can complete all of your still unfinished achievements.


Achievements:
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/2261/-UUrWQ==.jpgHismou's Heir -5:gsicon:
Kill one guard

Shortly after picking up a sword in the first level you will encounter a lone guard that you must assassinate by pressing the direction on :ls: + :xbut:

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/2261/+OfAoA==.jpgAwakened - 10:gsicon:
Save Azai from the mercenaries

Story Related, cannot miss
You must save Azai and 4 other Ninjas at the end of level 1. If you want to be stealthy, make your way from the top of the room with Azai, to the right and down a series of vents until you are under and behind the guy on the left side of the room with Azai. Stealth kill him and then the guy beating Azai. Once they're dead, hold :bbut: when you're standing near Azai to free him.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/2261/-U1g+w==.jpgThe Mercenary -20:gsicon:
Assassinate Kelly, the mercenary captain

Story related, cannot miss. Level 5.

Kelly is in a large room with Snipers to the top right and top left. Immediately climbing up the left wall as you enter the room allows you to maneuver around the top of the room to take out both snipers and hit both switches to allow you to reach the center lighting fixture supports, which you can then destroy to flatten Kelly.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/2261/+y56JA==.jpgKarajan's Fate - 20:gsicon:
Assassinate Karajan

Story related, cannot miss. Level 9.

To reach Karajan, you need to lower the security systems of the castle that are keeping you from reaching him. Once that is done, head to the room with Karajan (marked on the map) take him out as you would anyone else.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/2261/-K2YaA==.jpgEscape - 20:gsicon:
Escape from the Stronghold

Story related, cannot miss. Level 11.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/2261/+Qc4Mw==.jpgFated - 40:gsicon:
Determine your fate

Story related, cannot miss. Level 12.

Spoiler free - Kill either the person on the left or the person on the right at the end of the game to get this achievement.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/2261/+sbJFQ==.jpgTrue Ninja - 50:gsicon:
Complete the game in New Game Plus

New game plus can be selected after completing the campaign. Aside from having different scoring than the normal game, everything else carries over (you can also go back to finish stuff in normal mode). Do note that NG+ is more difficult than normal.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/2261/+yYxhg==.jpgDescendant of Iga - 15:gsicon:
Earn three stars in every level

In order to get all three stars in a level, you may need to milk some points out of it by using getting "hidden" points from every enemy possible, even the ones you plan to kill. Meaning if you have the opportunity to hide (:bbut:) inside of a dumpster, or plant, etc. as an enemy passes you by, you will get 200 points apiece. On a grapple point, or in a vent will also yield points if they get close enough and don't spot you. Distracting enemies also counts for extra points, so distract every enemy possible and wait for the ? over their head to go ahead to get credit for undetected, and then air that with perfect stealth kills and that's some easy points (750 for one kill with all 3 bonuses). You will also want to look around the map for artifacts, which are on pedestals scattered throughout each level, and can be picked up by pressing :bbut:. Note that though NG+ has the scores erased, you only need to get 3 stars on each of the normal missions.

Points to reach for 3 star:
Level 1 - 23000 Level 6 - 29000 Level 11 - 17000
Level 2 - 21000 Level 7 - 15000 Level 12 - 27000
Level 3 - 34000 Level 8 - 29000
Level 4 - 21500 Level 9 - 19000
Level 5 - 19000 Level 10 -31000


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/2261/+eHdGw==.jpgPerfection - 15:gsicon:
Earn all the Seals in every level

Check my guide HERE (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=413246) for all collectible locations.

Shiftie
09-07-2012, 01:37 PM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/2261/+AEliA==.jpgHaiku - 15:gsicon:
Find all three scrolls in every level


Check my guide HERE (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=413246) for all collectible locations.

The scrolls are like any other collectables, they are hidden throughout each and every level, with special challenge rooms for one scroll per level after level 1. This part of the guide was written by me and recorded by Video Games Made Me Do It for maximum knowledge gain!

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/2261/+Q9zkQ==.jpgMarked - 15:gsicon:
Earn all the upgrades

You can start purchasing upgrades in level 3. Purchase ALL upgrades to unlock the achievement.

Techniques - Honor Cost
Hangman's Hymn - 6
Emperor's Abyss - 6
Twilight Gate - 6
Bat's Prey - 6
A Brief Shadow - 6
Bloody Whisper - 5
Rising Snake - 3
Slide Kick - 3
Superior Lockpicks - 3
Grim Harbinger - 3
Softened Cloth Tabi - 3
Parachute Cloth - 3
Armored Sleeves - 3
Reinforced Cloth - 3

Distraction Items - Honor Cost
Noise Maker upgrade -5
Smoke Bomb upgrade - 3
Destraction Flare - 3, Upgrade - 5
Cardboard Box - 5, Upgrade - 5

Attack Items - Honor Cost
Spike Mine upgrade - 5
Hisomu Terror Dart - 4, Upgrade - 5
Caltrops - 4
Ravenous Insects - 4


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/2261/+O+LAg==.jpgMercy -10:gsicon:
Complete a level without killing any guards

You can wait until you get the Path of Silence outfit to get this if you want, if only so you don't accidentally kill anyone (no sword and x2 distraction items), and the silent running is a bonus.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/2261/5-nRhpg=.jpgMasterful - 10:gsicon:
Complete a level without being detected

Don't fret on this one, if you DO get detected, you can simply reload last checkpoint and you're good to go. Be mindful of the various paths you can take to avoid or silently take out targets as you progress through a level. This can be done rather easily on the very first mission.

Shiftie
09-07-2012, 01:38 PM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/2261/-oyR3Q==.jpgGhost - 20:gsicon:
Compete a level without killing any guards and without being detected

Since this is most easily done in the earlier stages, I did it in level 2 while wearing the Path of Silence outfit for added security. Having silent sprinting made the run a bit quicker, and actually safer as a couple of spots were tight squeezes between a guard and a hard place.

Mark of the Ninja - Ghost Achievement Guide - YouTube
* Video of a Ghost run on level 1 by AdmiralVic

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/2261/5-2TlfI=.jpgOf the Mind - 10:gsicon:
Complete all of the challenge rooms

The challenge rooms are the puzzle rooms listed under the "Haiku" achievement. Completing each room will grant you a scroll, and put you one room closer to this achievement. Generally speaking, they are meant to test your ability to maneuver in tight environments, while also sometimes solving a minor puzzle. It would be best to just follow my guide for "Haiku", however I did label the challenge room scrolls a bit differently (! - ) in case you missed a room and need to go back for just that. They are also included in the videos posted for "Haiku".

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/2261/5-xzbWE=.jpgOni - 10:gsicon:
Terrorize 10 guards

You can terrorize guards a number of ways. One way is to throw a corpse at them (Things Better Left Unseen), or have one + guard(s) watch while a guard either steps on a spike mine, gets crushed by a chandelier, falls from being hanged by your grappling hook, and a number of other fun ways. During this time you can also get the achievement for having one guard kill the other as guard's go crazy when they're terrorized.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/2261/5-vwjy0=.jpg (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/mark-of-the-ninja/achievement/69892-Manipulator.html)Manipulator - 5:gsicon:
Distract 25 guards using your equipment

Much of your progress toward this achievement will come from using the Noisemaker item you recieve early on in the game. Select it using the dpad, and the pull the :ltbut: to aim within earshot of an enemy, and tap :ybut: to toss it. To make it go by quicker, you can just distract groups of enemies, and/or keep reloading at a checkpoint with a group that is easy to distract.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/2261/5-+ynEc=.jpgTrickster - 5:gsicon:
Distract 25 guards using environmental objects

Shooting out lights near a guard is the easiest way to do this. Simply equip your darts (:dup:) and hold :rtbut: to go into Focus mode, then aim at the light and tap :ybut: to release the dart. Note that they will begin to look for you, and will probably spot you if you're close to the light. If they don't react to the light breaking, they weren't close enough.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/2261/5-5SZNQ=.jpgStealth Assassin - 5:gsicon:
Perform 25 successful stealth kills

You can receive this achievement on the very first level. Once you get your sword, move up close to the backside of an enemy and hold :xbut: to have the buttons you need to press to show up (direction on :ls: and :xbut:) to initiate the stealth kill.





http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/2261/5-oQd74=.jpgCrimson Haiku - 10:gsicon:
Perform five different types of stealth kills successfully in one level

You will need to get a few new techniques in order to get this achievement, though you can get this around level 4ish so it's not much of a wait. What you need to do is just get the first 4 techniques (Hangman's Hymn, Emperor's Abyss, Twilight Gate, Bat's Prey) and use each of them, as well as you're regular stealth kill. So, kill someone with a normal stealth kill, kill someone from the opposite side of a door, kill someone while you're hanging under a walkway that they are on, kill someone while you're hanging from your grappling hook and jump down on top of someone while you're hanging from anything. Leap of Faith also counts as a unique kill.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/2261/5-gKDLU=.jpgInner Heaven - 5:gsicon:
Kill a guard from inside the box

You will need to unlock the Cardboard Box item + it's upgrade in order to do this. All you need to do now is find a place to put the box, with :ybut:, and wait for a helpless guard to walk by.

Shiftie
09-07-2012, 01:38 PM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/2261/5-2o50w=.jpgThe Dark Project - 10:gsicon:
Get the Undetected honor bonus 10 times in one level

The Undetected honor bonus comes when an enemy moves very close to you when you are concealed in some way, whether you're on a grappling ledge, in a bush, in a trashcan or hanging from the ceiling (among other things), this will trigger. You can get this on any level you want, really, since you can always kill the enemy after they go by you without detecting you.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/2261/5-r2kpY=.jpgThings Better Left Unseen - 10:gsicon:
Throw the body of one guard to terrorize another

Kill an enemy and then press to pick up his corpse and carry him to a ledge that has a guard somewhere below it, then tap to toss the body off the ledge. If it lands in front of the guard this achievement should pop.
OR
Simply grab a corpse and walk until you're just outside of a guard's view range and tap to throw the corpse at them. (Thanks CyberEvil for confirming this)

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/2261/5-nZzTo=.jpgTactical Espionage Action - 5:gsicon:
Within a single Focus, aim and throw three different types of items

As you progress through the game you'll unlock more distraction items, as well as attack items. Once you have at least one of each assigned to your dpad, focus by pressing then hit and , and and and anywhere on the screen to toss out the three different items (of course you can do this at a time where you actually need all 3 of the items.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/2261/5-v4xI8=.jpgNo One Lives Forever - 10:gsicon:
Stealth kill an elite guard after stunning him

(Requires Blood Whisper) You can get this the first time you see an elite in level 8. Picklock the vent on the floor to get around him and then picklock the door behind him. Drop down a level to where you came out of the vent and be ready to press :bbut: to turn on the wires that are hanging above the door. Throw a dart at the light on the ceiling and wait for the big guy to come it. As soon as he steps in front of the wire tap :bbut: and wait until he falls down, tap :bbut: again to shut the wires off and then run up to him and hit :xbut:

Alternatively you can use the upgraded smoke bomb to stun and then kill an elite guard.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/2261/5-oYPBw=.jpgDeadly Shadows - 10:gsicon:
Stealth kill a guard from inside a dumpster

For this to work you'll need to get the 'A Brief Shadow' technique, which unlocks in level 6, and then hop in a dumpster until someone walks by. The dumpsters are found in several of the levels and are the largest thing you can hide in, and obviously they look like a dumpster. Once you're inside, wait until the enemy draws near and once the :xbut: prompt comes up, stab away. Be aware that doing this will kick you out of the dumpster since it is now occupied by a body.



http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/2261/5-+61+U=.jpgThe Worst Allies - 10:gsicon:
Kill a guard by getting other guards to shoot them

In order to do this, you need to have about 3 guards (one can be a corpse). Terrify one guard, and he will then freak out and start shooting randomly, causing his friend to have to put him down, and give you this achievement (the third guard should be terrified as well).


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/2261/5-5aL3Y=.jpgUnstable Footing - 10:gsicon:
Terrify a guard and cause him to stumble to his death

In Breaching the Perimeter, you will eventually be given the objective "Get inside the Security Tower." Shortly after it is given to you, you will climb up to a rooftop with a bunch of patrolling guards. Once you get far enough, you'll see a guard standing under a breakable light, another guard watching him from the ledge high above him, and a door into the next area behind the first guard.
Do whatever you want with the first guard on the ground, taking care not to alert the guard up on the ledge in any way. Then make your way through the building to the other side where you can climb up to the same ledge the guard is on. Now kill both guards nearest you when you get up there, taking care to leave at least one body up on the ledge with you instead of stringing them up or dropping them off the ledge. Now simply drag this body over next to the guard and throw it next to him. If you hit him, he'll just notice the body and call in an alarm. If you make him just notice the sound, he'll freak out and fall to his death, netting you the Unstable Footing achievement.
*Thanks to CyberEvil for this spot

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/2261/5-x7JsM=.jpgGallows - 10:gsicon:
Terrify a guard using the result of a hanging stealth kill five times

The first method requires the Hangman's Hymn stealth kill, which can be purchased from level 3 onward. Once you have it unlocked, sit on a grapple point and hold :bbut: to slide down your grapple hook when you're above and enemy and press :xbut: to finish them off.

Alternatively, you can wait until you get the Grim Harbinger Technique and simply grab a corpse and use :rbbut: to tie them to any surface you can dangle from. This cuts out the waiting on someone to walk buy your perch so you can Hangman them.

In both cases, once another guard gets close they'll freak out and start shooting the corpse (should note that it needs to be within their view range).

You can easily grind this out on the grapple points leading up the the Transformer part of Breaching the Perimeter.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/2261/5-+BpVs=.jpgSnare - 10:gsicon:
Use a dead body to lure another guard and then stealth kill them

Kill an enemy and leave their body in a place where another enemy will see it (move the body with if necessary). Once the 2nd enemy reacts, quickly pop up behind him and stealth kill him. You have a couple of seconds of leeway before he sounds the alarm.

Shiftie
09-07-2012, 02:11 PM
Estimated achievement difficulty: 2/10
Offline achievements: 8 (100:gsicon:)
Online achievements: 0
Approximate amount of time to 100:gsicon:: 1-2hrs
Minimum number of playthroughs: 2~ (DLC level and at least one main level)
Number of missable achievements: None
Do cheat codes disable achievements? No cheat codes
Does difficulty affect achievements? No
Glitchy achievements: None
Unobtainable achievements: None
Extra equipment needed? None

DLC Level Playthrough
The first thing you will need to do is a run through of the new DLC level in order to unlock most of the stuff you'll need for the other achievements. During this time you will get the Days Long Past achievement for completing the level, and possibly a number of other achievements during this time; such as Behind the Curtain, Back to Bed With You, and Cordyceps. Personally, I chose to focus on get all of the seals and what not, as opposed to trying to get the last two achievements, as Behind the Curtain and Days Long Past both come relatively naturally. For clean up, you need to do a single run through of a regular level, and also about two seconds of another level.

The Inner Keep (Level 8):
You will no need to do a run through of a regular level, using your newly acquired Path of Wisdom style for What Could Have Been. During this time you will be able to use your moths to take out an Elite for The Humble Moth, and also to black out a spotlight for Couldn't do that Before. You will also be able to get Behind the Curtain, Back to Bed With You and Cordyceps here as well.

A Blade at His Neck (Level 9): Continue into the very next level, and immediately turn left to get the commentary for Well, I Think It's Interesting, which should be your last achievement.

https://live.xbox.com/tiles/wx/9n/04CLiGJhbC8RCBoIG1lSUzI4L2FjaC8wLzJlAAAAAOfn5-xIH98=.jpg (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/mark-of-the-ninja/achievement/81394-Days-Long-Past.html)Days Long Past - 25:gsicon:
Complete the new Special Edition level.

From the level select menu, tap :rtbut: to go to Dosan's Story mission; A Tale From the Past. Completion of this level is required to unlock the items needed for the other DLC achievements, so this will be what you want to do first. The level acts as a pretty good introduction to the new abilities, and tests your ability to efficiently, and stealthily, take out and terrify enemies.

https://live.xbox.com/tiles/dh/ZG/0YCLiGJhbC8SCBoIG1lSUzI4L2FjaC8wLzJmAAAAAOfn5-5pFmo=.jpg (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/mark-of-the-ninja/achievement/81395-The-Humble-Moth.html)The Humble Moth - 10:gsicon:
Stun an elite guard with moths then dispatch him.

As you may remember, the Elites are the big dudes that don't wear armor that you will run into from time to time during the campaign (there are a ton in level 8). You will need to have the moths equipped in order to do this, and start off by stunning the Elite with them, then you must kill (not KO) him using either a sword kill, or an attack weapon suck as the Toxic Fungus. Throwing his unconscious body off a cliff won't count, he must still have the moths around him (and be upright) when you kill him.

I would imagine this is impossible as Path of Silence (no sword or attack item).

https://live.xbox.com/tiles/BV/wh/1oCLiGJhbC9ECRoIG1lSUzI4L2FjaC8wLzMwAAAAAOfn5-kOXBk=.jpg (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/mark-of-the-ninja/achievement/81396-Behind-the-Curtain.html)Behind the Curtain - 15:gsicon:
View any of the developer commentaries.

Very early into the DLC mission you will see a floating chat bubble that you can jump and press :xbut: next to in order to activate a pop up with commentary written by the developers. You will come across quite a few of these, if you happen to miss the first one. Sometimes the button will change to :bbut:, depending on the location and commentary. You can also throw darts at them.

https://live.xbox.com/tiles/lq/TB/14CLiGJhbC9FCRoIG1lSUzI4L2FjaC8wLzMxAAAAAOfn5-jupIo=.jpg (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/mark-of-the-ninja/achievement/81397-Back-to-Bed-With-You.html)Back to Bed With You - 5:gsicon:
Knock out an enemy again that was revived from being knocked out.

Using the Path of Wisdom to knock enemies out, make sure the guard you knockout is placed directly in the path of another guard so the second guard revives the unconscious one. Once he's done that, knock out the first guard again. The second guard will sometimes ignore the unconscious guard, which is why placing the body directly in his path is recommended.

In level 8, in the middle of the second large building is a small exterior area with two guards smoking cigarettes while facing each other. Between lightning strikes, take one of them out (I came behind the one on the right, since the door is a pretty safe barrier for this) and hide until the other guy spots him and revives him. These guys seem to help each other consistently, and level 8 is great for most of the other achievements.

https://live.xbox.com/tiles/I6/3g/1YCLiGJhbC9GCRoIG1lSUzI4L2FjaC8wLzMyAAAAAOfn5-rPrT8=.jpg (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/mark-of-the-ninja/achievement/81398-What-Could-Have-Been.html)What Could Have Been - 15:gsicon:
Complete one of the original Mark of the Ninja levels using the Path of Wisdom.

After completing the DLC level, you will have the Path of Wisdom Style unlocked for the regular levels. I would recommend loading up a mission with an elite to get the most achievements in one go (level 8 has an elite), just make sure you select the Path of Wisdom prior to starting the game. This will bring you down to basics, making you unable to slow time with focus, unable to use farsight, and unable to use a sword. You'll have to stick with a hand-to-hand takedown, and increased distraction and attack items (use Moths and Fungal Spores for those achievements).

Shiftie
09-07-2012, 02:11 PM
https://live.xbox.com/tiles/sF/UA/1ICLiGJhbC9HCRoIG1lSUzI4L2FjaC8wLzMzAAAAAOfn5-svVaw=.jpgCordyceps - 10:gsicon:
Dispatch two enemies at once using a body infected with Toxic Fungus.

You will can this as you enter the Fortress in the DLC mission. In order to dispatch two enemies at once, you must first kill an enemy by tossing the fungus at him, and then draw two enemies simultaneously toward he corpse (or just throw the corpse at them). As they draw near, the corpse will explode with a poison gas that will kill both enemies. This can only occur once, and will not happen to each successive corpse, so the explosion must kill both enemies at the same time, making this a somewhat tricky achievement.

On mission 8, you will proceed to take out the helicopter or it's pilot, and then the mission will progress so you now go to the left to take out Karajan. As soon as you leave the building and enter a large exterior area where you will see three guards, two on the left and one loner on the right, with two lights above them. As soon as the lightning flashes, shoot/moth the right light and throw fungus at the right guy, then quickly grab his corpse and toss it (:xbut:) at the other two guards.

https://live.xbox.com/tiles/Sb/6i/0YCLiGJhbC9ACRoIG1lSUzI4L2FjaC8wLzM0AAAAAOfn5-6NvlU=.jpgWell, I Think It's Interesting - 15:gsicon:
Read one of the history lesson developer commentaries.

Load the mission "A Change of Course" (Mission 9) and turn left to see the commentary you'll want to hit with a dagger/your sword. That's it. It's literally the same screen you start on.

https://live.xbox.com/tiles/b0/9j/0oCLiGJhbC9CCRoIG1lSUzI4L2FjaC8wLzM2AAAAAOfn5-1MT3M=.jpgCouldn't Do That Before - 5:gsicon:
Disable a spotlight using the Dusk Moths.

Spotlights are the large - usually rotating - lights covered in mesh that you can' break. You will come across them a number of times, such as in level 8, between the first and second large buildings.

CyberEvil
09-07-2012, 02:29 PM
For Things Better Left Unseen you don't have to do it your way, which seems to rely on luck. Just drag a body to the periphery of an enemy's cone of vision, turn so that YOU are facing that way, and press X to throw the body. I think this is the actual intended method, though yours works in a select few spots.

Nozza XBA
09-07-2012, 02:56 PM
Haven't heard or seen anything of this game, so I just looked it up on YT and it looks fun, so may get it!

Thanks for the guide, it looks great!

Shiftie
09-07-2012, 04:11 PM
For Things Better Left Unseen you don't have to do it your way, which seems to rely on luck. Just drag a body to the periphery of an enemy's cone of vision, turn so that YOU are facing that way, and press X to throw the body. I think this is the actual intended method, though yours works in a select few spots.

So basically throw the corpse at someone? lol..thanks. Honestly hadn't bothered to try that since throwing bodies off of cliffs is always fun >.>

CyberEvil
09-07-2012, 08:31 PM
I mean, the point is to terrify them, so I figured throwing a corpse should do it haha. You just need to grapple or jump out of their line of sight because they usually turn their long range flashlight on when you freak them out.

I figured out an easy, guaranteed way to get Unstable Footing.

In Breaching the Perimeter, you will eventually be given the objective "Get inside the Security Tower." Shortly after it is given to you, you will climb up to a rooftop with a bunch of patrolling guards. Once you get far enough, you'll see a guard standing under a breakable light, another guard watching him from the ledge high above him, and a door into the next area behind the first guard.

Do whatever you want with the first guard on the ground, taking care not to alert the guard up on the ledge in any way. Then make your way through the building to the other side where you can climb up to the same ledge the guard is on. Now kill both guards nearest you when you get up there, taking care to leave at least one body up on the ledge with you instead of stringing them up or dropping them off the ledge. Now simply drag this body over next to the guard and throw it next to him. If you hit him, he'll just notice the body and call in an alarm. If you make him just notice the sound, he'll freak out and fall to his death, netting you the Unstable Footing achievement.

Spock
09-07-2012, 08:49 PM
Just downloaded the game. Your guide looks very detailed and I'll use it if I have any trouble.

luke391
09-07-2012, 09:15 PM
If you want, you can use my video for ghost.

Mark of the Ninja - Ghost Achievement Guide - YouTube

CyberEvil
09-07-2012, 09:17 PM
A little extra for the Gallows achievement: you do NOT need to use Hangman's Hymn, though obviously that's a bit more fun. You can instead use Grim Harbinger, a skill you can get a stage or two later. This allows you to string up any body you want to any dangle-able grapple point and is arguably easier than spending distraction items to get someone to walk towards one you killed with Hangman's Hymn.

Shiftie
09-07-2012, 09:31 PM
If you want, you can use my video for ghost.

Added, thanks! and great job :)

*CyberEvil - thanks for the tips, man. Added them to the guide.

luke391
09-07-2012, 09:47 PM
Added, thanks! and great job :)

*CyberEvil - thanks for the tips, man. Added them to the guide.

It's actually level 1 and I would prefer the credit said to "Admiralvic" if that isn't an issue.

Shiftie
09-07-2012, 09:49 PM
It's actually level 1 and I would prefer the credit said to "Admiralvic" if that isn't an issue.
You're right it is level 1 lol x.x and ok. Wasn't sure which ya wanted, figured I picked wrong heh

fixed, and thanks again for the video

luke391
09-07-2012, 09:52 PM
You're right it is level 1 lol x.x and ok. Wasn't sure which ya wanted, figured I picked wrong heh

fixed, and thanks again for the video

NP. I just wish the last part was easier... I failed soooo many times because of someone noticing me before the stage ended.

CyberEvil
09-07-2012, 09:57 PM
*CyberEvil - thanks for the tips, man. Added them to the guide.

NP. Love this game and you're saving me the effort of writing my own achievement guide. Last one I did was NG3. Didn't end up submitting it because the DLC for the game pissed me off so much I just couldn't stand having my name on the official guide for the site and I was the only one with a complete one lol.

Spock
09-07-2012, 10:36 PM
I've done Masterful on every level so far (3 levels in), but it still hasn't unlocked.

Shiftie
09-07-2012, 10:54 PM
I've done Masterful on every level so far (3 levels in), but it still hasn't unlocked.

Hmm.. so you don't have any guys with big red exclamation points over their silhouette when you get your stats for that level? And you're getting the bonus points for not being spotted?

Sometimes if you kill the guy who spotted you too fast the game won't tell you that he spotted you, but that's the only thing I can think of that might be going wrong for you.

CyberEvil
09-07-2012, 11:21 PM
I've done Masterful on every level so far (3 levels in), but it still hasn't unlocked.

It unlocked for me on my first attempt. Make sure you're not getting spotted by enemies as you kill them, like Shiftie mentioned. Don't let enemies say out loud that they found a body either. I'm not sure at which point in the animation it counts as an alert, but it's definitely before they finish radioing in.

Spock
09-08-2012, 12:02 AM
Ah, I guess it was due to the guards seeing bodies. I also didn't even notice the undetected bonus, just the no alarms raised bonus.

ponypo2001
09-08-2012, 12:38 AM
I've done Masterful on every level so far (3 levels in), but it still hasn't unlocked.

Same problem here. I checked all the bonuses at the end and it said no alarms and no detections yet nothing popped. Sigh...

CyberEvil
09-08-2012, 04:45 AM
Maybe it is glitched. Did you buy the game outright or play the trial first? I've seen situations where playing a trial first messes up achievements. You may want to kill your saves and start over.

Gageamatron
09-08-2012, 05:09 AM
An easier way for "No one live forever" is during the catacombs level. There is a section where you have direct control of the green gas by pulling a lever. Press "B" and it's an easy 10 G. (Pretty sure it's the only section in the game where you can activate the poison gas)

Basically this way you don't need Blood Whisper.

Shiftie
09-08-2012, 03:01 PM
Well I shall add Masterful as a potentially glitched achievement. Let me know if you fix it.

And right now I can't add anything to the guide cause it's full >.>

Spock
09-08-2012, 03:16 PM
Maybe it is glitched. Did you buy the game outright or play the trial first? I've seen situations where playing a trial first messes up achievements. You may want to kill your saves and start over.

I don't know about ponypo, but I bought mine without even touching the trial.

[Edit]: It just unlocked for me on the level "Above a Bottomless Chasm". I've been undetected on every other level based on the bonuses and I haven't done anything differently. So I guess the achievement is just a bit glitchy then.

Shiftie
09-08-2012, 04:22 PM
I don't know about ponypo, but I bought mine without even touching the trial.

Have you tried deleting and redownloading, clearing cache, etc?

ponypo2001
09-08-2012, 04:53 PM
Have you tried deleting and redownloading, clearing cache, etc?

Thankfully it popped without me even actively trying for it on a later level. Cleared 2 others before it though with no alarms or detections and no pop. At least it's popped now. There'll be some mechanic which stops it even if your stats say otherwise.

Shiftie
09-08-2012, 05:39 PM
Thankfully it popped without me even actively trying for it on a later level. Cleared 2 others before it though with no alarms or detections and no pop. At least it's popped now. There'll be some mechanic which stops it even if your stats say otherwise.
I'm glad it finally worked out for you ^^ Hopefully the no kills achievements work out better for you if you haven't done those yet.

CyberEvil
09-08-2012, 06:08 PM
If you can get Nozza to delete his post, I will also, which will bring your next post up under the guide to be edited. That'd be a way to extend the guide itself. Otherwise removing a few of the button icons from things that are explained in-game will free up some characters.

Spock
09-08-2012, 10:36 PM
You could also just make a new thread and take more posts. I don't see why there'd be a problem with that.

I should let you guys know Mercy and Ghost both unlocked for me without any glitchiness. Also ranked 5th on the first level on NG+. Just sayin' :p

Shiftie
09-09-2012, 12:15 AM
Crisis avoided. Dead Like Me saved the day with some free posts :p

And I'm glad the other achievements worked out for ya dude..and grats on 5th place on the first level of NG+

edit: lol..well I'm 7th and you're 8th right now ^^

edit again: well..apparently im the 23rd (my fav # lololol) person to beat the game on ng+. if i didnt write this and i actually played yesterday i coulda been #1, i know it! oh well :) still an amazing game.

Seppälä
09-09-2012, 08:09 PM
I've beaten several levels now without being detected but no achievement :(

Shiftie
09-09-2012, 08:55 PM
I've beaten several levels now without being detected but no achievement :(

Yea a few other people have been having that problem..at least one of them finally got the achievement though, so keep trying!

Khayyinn
09-11-2012, 05:46 AM
Level 4
*Terrify a guard by killing another with a spike mine
Pick any place where two guards come into view of one another at some point and plant a mine (:dright:) on the ground where they will walk over it while within sight of another person. If you throw it too close to someone, they'll hear it and shoot it, also the second guard must see the first guard blow up. I did this after going through the very first hallway of lasers, up into the vent. There are 2 grapple points above you and two guys patrolling to your right, one on each floor. Take out the guy on the bottom, then hang him from the right grapple point. When the guy upstairs is facing him, go to the left side of the room and turn on the switch (lights).


This is for using a spike mine but your description is for hanging a guard from a grapple point.


*Open all the gas vents
There are 6 in total, although the game says you're finished after 3, so just go and close the last 3 for this seal


should say "go and open the last 3"

Shiftie
09-11-2012, 08:49 PM
This is for using a spike mine but your description is for hanging a guard from a grapple point.



should say "go and open the last 3"

Doh. Stupid typos :p. Thanks for catching these.
Anyone else who notices typos just please let me know. I don't mind feeling dumb for missing a typo (or 20) over 4 or 5 posts worth of text.

edit: 6 posts x.x

BionicTriforce
09-14-2012, 08:36 PM
Dang, I just finished level 3 and for some reason I only had four bodies in dumpsters. I swear I couldn't find a fifth one.

Devolon
09-14-2012, 10:56 PM
Yea a few other people have been having that problem..at least one of them finally got the achievement though, so keep trying!

I had the same problem with the Dark Project achievement - got the undetected bonus 17 times in level 3 according to the stats, and yet no achievement. I restarted the level, and managed to unlock it on my 2nd attempt.

My 2 cents: they're not glitched, it's just that certain achievements must be done without ever using the "restart at last checkpoint" option. As an example, this would mean that you can't get the Ghost achievement if you just reload your last checkpoint whenever you trigger an alarm.

Shiftie
09-15-2012, 05:12 AM
I had the same problem with the Dark Project achievement - got the undetected bonus 17 times in level 3 according to the stats, and yet no achievement. I restarted the level, and managed to unlock it on my 2nd attempt.

My 2 cents: they're not glitched, it's just that certain achievements must be done without ever using the "restart at last checkpoint" option. As an example, this would mean that you can't get the Ghost achievement if you just reload your last checkpoint whenever you trigger an alarm.

I'm fairly certain I got spotted on my achievement run for Masterful, but maybe I just reloaded before it counted or something :confused: What you said definitely makes sense though, so maybe if someone, somewhere could confirm that is is or isn't affected by reloading after getting spotted would be helpful.

I think part of it may very well be that the reload points are kind of screwy, especially in the second half of the game. I would continously reload at a check point and either spawn near enemies that would be looking right at me, or spawn in some completely random spot, and sometimes lose credit toward whatever seal I was working on (and probably achievement, like Dark Project for you).

I'll leave the achievements as glitched for now so hopefully nobody else rages about it not working until we figure out what's wrong exactly.

Seppälä
09-15-2012, 12:47 PM
I got the masterful achioevement when I did the Ghost achievement and that seems to work for those who have a problem with it.

They must be glitched because I used reload last checkpoint now and it worked anyway.

Homaz
09-21-2012, 10:19 PM
Nice guide, but isn't 20-25 hours to 400G way too long?

Shiftie
09-25-2012, 08:57 PM
Nice guide, but isn't 20-25 hours to 400G way too long?

Probably. What would you guys suggest? My end time includes the time I spent standing still and writing the guide, and the time I spent going back and trying to find alternate methods for achievements, etc.
The way people go through the game changes the play time by quite a bit as well. I basically did a speed stealth run on NG+ and finished the game waaay quicker than the regular game.

supernumian
09-26-2012, 04:59 PM
Thank you so much for this guide that help me to 100% this fantastic game.

Finally a game where you control a real Ninja. A stealth assassin.
Very very fun.
That's my favorite XBLA from now.

:Bounce:

PromoteViolence
09-26-2012, 05:39 PM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/2261/5-v4xI8=.jpgNo One Lives Forever - 10:gsicon:
Stealth kill an elite guard after stunning him

(Requires Blood Whisper) You can get this the first time you see an elite in level 8. Picklock the vent on the floor to get around him and then picklock the door behind him. Drop down a level to where you came out of the vent and be ready to press :bbut: to turn on the wires that are hanging above the door. Throw a dart at the light on the ceiling and wait for the big guy to come it. As soon as he steps in front of the wire tap :bbut: and wait until he falls down, tap :bbut: again to shut the wires off and then run up to him and hit :xbut:



Blood whisper not required if you use upgraded smoke bombs.

PromoteViolence
09-26-2012, 05:45 PM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/2261/5-oQd74=.jpgCrimson Haiku - 10:gsicon:
Perform five different types of stealth kills successfully in one level

You will need to get a few new techniques in order to get this achievement, though you can get this around level 4ish so it's not much of a wait. What you need to do is just get the first 4 techniques (Hangman's Hymn, Emperor's Abyss, Twilight Gate, Bat's Prey) and use each of them, as well as you're regular stealth kill. So, kill someone with a normal stealth kill, kill someone from the opposite side of a door, kill someone while you're hanging under a walkway that they are on, kill someone while you're hanging from your grappling hook and jump down on top of someone while you're hanging from anything.

Leap of Faith counts as well, and is a starting move.

Shiftie
09-29-2012, 02:21 AM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/2261/5-oQd74=.jpgCrimson Haiku - 10:gsicon:
Perform five different types of stealth kills successfully in one level

You will need to get a few new techniques in order to get this achievement, though you can get this around level 4ish so it's not much of a wait. What you need to do is just get the first 4 techniques (Hangman's Hymn, Emperor's Abyss, Twilight Gate, Bat's Prey) and use each of them, as well as you're regular stealth kill. So, kill someone with a normal stealth kill, kill someone from the opposite side of a door, kill someone while you're hanging under a walkway that they are on, kill someone while you're hanging from your grappling hook and jump down on top of someone while you're hanging from anything.

Leap of Faith counts as well, and is a starting move.

Thanks x2. Added both.

Torethril
10-28-2012, 08:04 PM
A quick way to grab the Unstable Footing achievement is to go to Level 9 (Hessian Castle : The Inner Keep) with either the Path of Nightmares outfit or the Hisomu Dart; in the second tower (the one with a sniper guarding the door) you will find a smoking guard on a ledge inside the tower next to a room with a sleeping guard. You can either shoot the smoker on the ledge with the Hisomu Dart (and he will fall off in a panic) or kill the sleeping guard with the Path of Nightmares outfit on, drag the body next to the smoker, then shoot the smoker with a regular dart to get him to look at the body - falling off the ledge in a panic. This method would probably work anywhere, however I found this spot to be close to the start of a level and easy to get to.

Gackt
11-03-2012, 04:12 PM
Great guide dude, will be quite useful when I pick up this game later today.

Shiftie
11-03-2012, 08:21 PM
Great guide dude, will be quite useful when I pick up this game later today.

Enjoy the game, it's tight :)

Kairi
01-19-2013, 04:37 AM
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El Grave
01-27-2013, 07:04 PM
Anyone else got a problem unlocking the achievement? The Dark Project - 10 Get the Undetected honor bonus 10 times in one level


Got over 15 undetected bonuses in one level and it still doesn't unlock. At the end of the level I got 15x400 bonus for being undetected, so i know I had enough, but it didn't unlock.

Anyone else? Or am I the only one where it's glitched.

gurryd23
02-02-2013, 09:51 PM
well thnks for the achievement walkthrough!!! I love this game pretty cool!!!! very fun and to me has good replay value!!!

Shiftie
08-14-2013, 10:28 PM
Moved some stuff around in the guide. If you still need the collectibles, I linked to my text guide since vgmmdi's youtube got deleted, and my text guide was taking up tons of unnecessary space in here.

DLC drops tomorrow.

TheWeasel
08-16-2013, 09:31 PM
for the achievement " Cordyceps"
load up the mission "A Blade At His Neck" when you get to the first guy you have to get a key from throw the fungus on the middle guy and the other two guards will walk close to him and die giving you the achievement

ReD S1X
08-20-2013, 11:02 AM
Apparently the Mission number for "Well, I Think It's Interesting" is not Mission 9, but Mission 5.

Kairi
10-12-2013, 07:57 PM
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Official x360a.org Mark of the Ninja / DLC: Special Edition Achievement Guide and Roadmap (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/mark-of-the-ninja/guide/)

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Gonzo the Gr8
12-28-2013, 03:28 PM
Gr8 guide... I would say a 3/10 on difficulty. I took my time in the game and had fun with it, but 20 hours is about right.

yaksa1234
07-01-2014, 07:18 AM
Thank you very much