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ponypo2001 05-08-2010 05:38 PM

Iron Man 2 Achievement Guide and Roadmap
 
Overview
Estimated achievement difficulty: 4/10
Estimated time for 1000: 4-6 hours.
Minimum playthroughs: 1
Missable achievements: None
Glitched achievements: None
Offline: 50
Online: 0
Do Cheat's disable achievements: No cheats

Road Map

Introduction
Iron Man 2 is a very easy and shockingly quick 1000 gamerscore, much easier than the original game. Thanks to the game allowing you to replay any mission on any difficulty, there is nothing that is missable. Your first aim for an easier ride should be to plump for 2 playthroughs and do your first run on easy. You can do everything in just one, but without upgrades, formidable is quite daunting. With them, it is a joke. Also, by playing on easy, you should net a huge amount of points after each level, guaranteeing you will unlock all the extra suits. As well as these suits, you should be able to gain most of the mission specific achievements as they are very straightforward to gain on easy.

Abbreviated Walkthrough
So, start off on easy and just play through the 8 levels in turn. This should only take 2 hours tops and by the end you should have a solid grip on the game as well as most of it's achievements. Follow the guide to see which level's have achievements tied to them and make sure to replay the appropriate levels as War Machine to earn those achievements. You should have unlocked all suits and have a multitude of points to spend on upgrades. Don't be shy, spend them all. Upgrading War Machine's machine guns and getting the damage modules should be your primary concerns as these will make your formidable run very straightforward. Now simply mop up any achievements you have left on easy then replay each mission on formidable (press start at the headquarters screen and change it there. Don't start a new game else you lose all upgrades). This should take another 90 minutes or so and with all the upgrades to your loadout, should not pose any problem to most gamers.

Once your formidable playthrough is done, simply load the Protean level and play through till you reach the laser tripwires section. Simply set them all off on the descent and you can happily grind all the weapons and kills achievements you have left to gain. Once you kill the 8 wall mounted turrets shortly after this section, a checkpoint will appear. Now simply return to headquarters and replay the same section. All your kills are saved by that checkpoint so you can really go to town on clearing your last achievements here.

Conclusion
And there you have it. A very quick and easy 1000 points. Hope the roadmap was helpful.

ponypo2001 05-08-2010 05:39 PM

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/3V/wH/0I...fn-yhcxg==.jpgAccess Denied 10 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg
Prevent Roxxon from stealing the Stark Archives.

This is story related and comes after finishing the first mission. Simply defend the tower from the drones till the cutscene kicks in. This level serves as a tutorial mainly to familiarise you with the control setup.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/HL/G5/04...fn-JaxBw==.jpgDeportation 15 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg
Prevent the Russian separatists from deploying Roxxon Armigers.

This is also story related and unlocks after finishing mission 2. It also features your first fight with an Armiger. Simple to defeat, just shoot the beastie till it raises it's turrets and then destroy as many as possible. Once they retract, continue firing, also making sure to deflect the missiles back for some bonus damage.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/qb/iY/0Y...fn-re4sg==.jpgPower Outage 15 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg
Defeat the Crimson Dynamo.

Story related. To defeat Crimson Dynamo, destroy the 3 target points on the main tower structure in the centre of the screen which Dynamo draws power from. Once that is done, lay into him with your weapons. When he rises into the air to draw power, get ready to dodge to the side as he shoots a nasty beam at you which does a lot of damage on higher difficulties. Keep chipping away till the cutscene and then just fire a few more shots to finish the job. Keeping your distance is advised during this fight.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/Ok/B4/0I...fn-1dAIQ==.jpgAnti-PROTEAN 20 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg
Destroy Project PROTEAN.

This is earned for defeating the Protean boss. Very simple. Start off by charging all 3 power outlets in the room. Once this
s done, shoot the Protean till he turns green and goes into his health regen state. As soon as you see this, dash / fly into the adjacent room and operate the computer. This seals the doors and fries the big guy. You need to quite quick but if you mess up simply shoot at him again and retry.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/w6/va/1Y...fn+vWr2A==.jpgImprovisation Under Fire 20 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg
Save Rhodey and the Stark mobile armory from the A.I.M. attack.

This is earned for finishing the 5th mission after protecting the S.H.I.E.L.D helicarrier the first time. Be on your toes to kill the enemies as quickly as possible here, utilizing the grapple attack is needed to turn the enemies onto your side. You will fight various waves of enemies attacking the engines and Tony's jet. After killing the last lot the level ends.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/UF/M6/1I...fn+xVTSw==.jpgOperation Daybreak 20 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg
Defeat A.I.M. and save the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier.

Story related. This comes after protecting the helicarrier from the armiger. On easy this level is fine, but on formidable it can be daunting. Make sure to load up on upgrades to your guns and equip them with armour piercing rounds and the highest damage module. You will then destroy the armiger so fast it'll make your eyes bleed.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/5V/ob/1o...fn+TRa-g==.jpgStormbreaker 20 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg
Shut down the GREENGRID power transmitter.

You get this one after shutting down the power transmitter. You face a lengthy escort mission on this level but it is very easy with a few tips. On harder difficulties, stay back and near the Arc Armiger. It can take a royal pounding, you can't. Even if it gets damaged badly, you can simply repair it and off it goes again. Make sure to mark targets for the armiger to shoot and prioritise the turrets as they are the biggest threat. Just take it steady and repair the armiger as and when needed and you will find this level totally managable on formidable.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/jc/HB/14...fn5-juwZE=.jpgThe Bigger They Are 30 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg
Deafeat ULTIMO

This is the final boss fight and can be a little frustrating. When outside as War Machine, you need to shoot the panels on his body till you see the B button prompt. Fly in and tear it off. After taking off enough, you play as Iron Man inside the huge robot. For the protean ultimo inside, simply keep dodging and blast him with rockets. When he stops attacking and releases the 3 orbs, fly up and target each one as it is spinning and fire a rocket at it. When all 3 are down, you go back to War Machine. Repeat the same pattern till you play as Iron Man again. This time, after killing the 3 orbs, you will need to lay the final smackdown on ultimo. You once again play as War Machine and simply have to shoot giant Ultimo's head till he's dead.

ponypo2001 05-08-2010 05:40 PM

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/9z/F5/1Y...fn5-pWMes=.jpgShake It Off 3 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg
Recover from the Roxxon EMP attack.

This will be your first achievement and is gained after leaving Stark Tower on the first mission.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/ZM/mZ/1I...fn5-u2yXg=.jpgNot In My House 15 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg
Prevent the first wave of Roxxon dropships from deploying their drones.

As you leave the tower on the first level, you will see a dropship directly ahead of you. Fly towards it quickly and shoot it down. Now turn around and head back towards the tower and blow up the dropships that appear. Shortly after the achievement will pop. If you see any drones appear before the achievement pops, reload your checkpoint.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/0c/C4/1o...fn5-mXwM0=.jpgFull Flight 15 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg
Only one S.H.I.E.L.D. transport lost in the canyon run.

Firstly, remember, you will always lose one gunship during the second level, this is unavoidable. You start with 6 ships so you need to have the remaining 5 ships alive when you reach the tunnel at the end. You may get this on your first run through but it's a lot easier to accomplish with some upgrades under your belt. Swift killing is obviously the key, making sure you kill anything firing missiles as priority.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/JP/HT/1Y...fn5-r88Tg=.jpgArea Secured 20 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg
At least 10 S.H.I.E.L.D. units survive the battle for the docks.

After emerging from the tunnel on stage 2, you will be in a dock area. Simply wipe out all enemy opposition here while preserving the S.H.I.E.L.D units. I got this without even knowing so it's very easy to obtain. Just kill quickly and you'll be fine.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/tw/kz/1I...fn5-scCas=.jpgPulling The Plug 15 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg
Destroy all four Tesla reactor stabilizers in under 60 seconds.

On mission 3, inside Shatalov's base, you will need to destroy 4 Tesla cores in a room to proceed (just before you fly out of the base). Just concentrate on taking all 4 out as soon as the message appears on screen and you will be fine. If you fail, reload checkpoint before heading through the door.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/Ag/AS/1o...fn5-k9AB4=.jpgAnger Management 15 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg
Destroy most of the structures in Shatalov's base.

As you emerge from the tunnel on mission 3, you will be told to, "Access the facility subnet". You will see a number of marked buildings. Make sure you destroy all of the building's roof's so no panels remain. Then destroy all the fuel silo's and small buildings. This should ensure you get the achievement. It may take a while to pop but if you do as stated above you will get it.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/kf/jy/14...fn5-jd+I0=.jpgEntrapment 15 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg
Reach the bottom of the elevator shaft without touching a laser tripline.

This looks very daunting but is really straightforward. On the Protean level, after hacking the second computer, you will set off a load of laser tripwires inside the shaft you need to go down. Just hug the side of the shaft and decellerate down carefully and you will get this easily. If you set any off, just reload checkpoint and try again.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/aB/NQ/0o...fn5-1-E3Q=.jpgDefensive Player Of The Year 20 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg
Save all four repulsor lifts and all four stabilizers on the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier.

On the 5th mission, just be sure to kill all enemies as quickly as possible. I almost always lost an engine on formidable so this is best attempted on your easy playthrough. You will be dashing between the engines and the jet on top of the carrier. If you need some help, don't forget you can grapple damaged enemies to turn them to your side. This can buy you some time when things look grim but isn't really necessary.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/++/uw/04...fn5-yf6+c=.jpgBrute Force 30 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg
Destroy the A.I.M. Arc Armiger without using missile deflection.

On the 6th mission, simply destroy the armiger without deflecting any missiles. Just keep your finger clear of the B button and you will be fine. With upgrades to your ammo and a nice damage module, you'll tear through the armiger in no time. Just be sure to quickly kill it's repair drones to ensure it doesn't regenerate.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/Tu/KR/0Y...fn5-6+4lI=.jpgGuardian 25 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg
Shut down GREENGRID without needing to repair the Arc Armiger.

On easy, this one is a doddle. When escorting the Arc Armiger, just make sure to target and take out all the missile turrets ASAP. It will be advantageous to spend some points on upgrades just to ensure you are doling out good damage, thus reducing the impact on the armiger.

ponypo2001 05-08-2010 05:40 PM

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/3R/px/0I...fn5-9eGsE=.jpgSwitchboard Operator 20 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg
Reposition all of the GREENGRID relays without being interrupted.

This one is obtained at the end of the 7th mission. Simply reposition the relays without being hit during the button prompt sequence. First off, destroy all the surrounding turret. Then, shoot the core to raise the relay terminals and fly over to the first one. Make sure you kill any enemies you see and then mash the B button till it is complete. Repeat for the other 2 relays. You can do each of them one at a time to be on the safe side. Just make sure you're not hit while doing the button mashing.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/0w/5W/04...fn5-x5Ds8=.jpgNot A Scratch 40 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg
Defeat ULTIMO with no armor damage.

Ok, this achievement reads like you can't take ANY damage at all on the Ultimo fight but this is not true. Don't worry about damage during the War Machine sections as these are fine. It's when you fight as Iron Man you need to be vigilant. Just make sure that Protean Ultimo never hits you once. The spinning orbs are ok but Ultimo must not hit you once. Thankfully, he is a doddle to keep dodging around so this is actually a very easy achievement on any difficulty setting.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/n6/qj/1I...fn+4yqhA==.jpgUltimatum 15 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg
Complete every mission on Easy difficulty.

See 'Invincible'

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/9b/nh/0I...fn-8657g==.jpgIron Man 30 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg
Complete every mission on Normal difficulty.

See 'Invincible'

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/DF/JD/1Y...fn+mxSFw==.jpgInvincible 100 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg
Complete every mission on Formidable difficulty.

Not as difficult as it may sound or appear to be. In fact, once you have upgrades and a feel for the game, you will almost not notice the difficulty setting as you will be killing so fast. You do die a lot faster, with some enemies killing you in as little as 2 hits and bosses in 1 hit. My personal setup for Formidable was War Machine with 2 machine guns equipped with armour piercing bullets and the Ultimate module. His damage output with these is insane and shreds everything to bits. If Iron Man is more your cup of tea, you'll want a similar setup but opt for lasers in place of the machine guns. Just kill fast and make sure to land and recoup your shields if you are running low and you will breeze through.

To keep all your upgrades and finish the game on formidable, simply press Start at the headquarters screen and change the difficulty from there then replay the missions in any order. As long as you do all 8 on formidable, the achievement will pop. Make sure not to start a new game as this will leave you with zero upgrades which is not good.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/wS/NC/0I...fn5-9tI90=.jpgFists of Iron 20 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg
Defeat 100 enemies in close combat.

See 'Overkill'

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/Ut/ui/0Y...fn5-6N204=.jpgFStorm of Lead 20 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg
Defeat 100 enemies War Machine's minigun.

See 'Overkill'

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/0w/F9/0Y...fn5-5SAc8=.jpgFire and Forget 10 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg
Defeat 100 enemies with homing missiles.

See 'Overkill'

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/dC/pj/0o...fn5-1MKmg=.jpgSubtle Like a Rocket 15 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg
Defeat 100 enemies with the rocket launcher.

See 'Overkill'

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/Dt/rb/0I...fn5--02hI=.jpgRoom Broom 20 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg
Defeat 100 enemies with War Machine's shotgun.

See 'Overkill'

ponypo2001 05-08-2010 05:41 PM

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/OM/jg/1Y...fn5-rPyCQ=.jpgExtra Crispy 20 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg
Defeat 100 enemies with Iron Man's laser.

See 'Overkill'

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/59/KD/04...fn5-ys0vs=.jpgPushback 20 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg
Defeat 100 enemies with Iron Man's repulsor.

See 'Overkill'

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/qz/AA/1I...fn5-svMLc=.jpgUp Close And Personal 20 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg
Defeat 100 enemies with Iron Man's Blaster.

See 'Overkill'

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/6c/ak/0I...fn5-+LxvU=.jpgOverkill 20 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg
Defeat 100 enemies with Iron Man's unibeam.

All of these weapon achievements can be easily and quickly earned on mission 4 where you destroy the Protean. Simply hack the first 2 computers and then descend the shaft making sure you set off all 3 layers of the lasers. This will summon 3 waves of drones. Kill these with the desired weapon and then proceed through the doors. Kill the drones and 2 robots and then shoot the 8 wall mounted turrets. As soon as you see that the game has checkpointed, you are safe to back out to headquarters. From here, simply replay that part of the mission and all your kills will have counted making this the best place to grind for them.

Thanks go to Dead Herb for his post on this location.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/gR/sI/0Y...fn5-4nG50=.jpgArmors 35 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg
Unlock all armor suits.

You unlock suits at the end of missions if you scored well. To ensure a high score, make sure you take as little damage as possible and shoot down as many enemies as you can. Also, keeping allies alive and protecting friendly structures add to your score. You are almost guaranteed this at the end of your easy playthrough. If you do happen to be missing a suit, simply check the corresponding achievement in the guide to see which level it is gained on and replay on easy.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/QP/a2/0o...fn5-2Z9lw=.jpgTechnical Genius 50 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg
Invent every module, ammunition, and weapon upgrade.

At first, it will seem like you're not earning near enough points to get this. However, bear in mind the final mission can net upwards of 40 million points. I really didn't have to grind at all for this. I had enough after completing my easy playthrough and a few levels on formidable. You do all upgrading from the research tab in your headquarters.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/ej/5E/0Y...fn5-5rPmY=.jpgGonna Need Some More Bad Guys 30 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg
Defeat more than 1,000 enemies.

This will easily come from playing the game so don't go out of your way to worry about it. You'll probably kill double that amount before you're through with all the weapon achievements.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/KC/sa/04...fn5-w1KzQ=.jpgUnnecessary Force 7 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg
Defeat a soldier with Iron Man's unibeam.

Earliest opportunity to get this is on the second level as you emerge at the docks. You will see a couple of soldiers on the ground next to a tank. Simply hit the soliders with the unibeam (LT + RT) and this will unlock.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/Hj/kh/1o...fn5-kOOQI=.jpgBulletproof 30 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg
Defeat 50 enemies in melee as Iron Man while Invincible.

See 'Overkill'

ponypo2001 05-08-2010 05:41 PM

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/QP/md/0I...fn5-+y+Vw=.jpgUltimate Iron Man 10 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg
Unlock the Ultimate Iron Man armor.

This unlocks after obtaining a high score on the final mission.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/NB/Ip/04...fn5-wGEig=.jpgClassic Iron Man 10 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg
Unlock the Classic Iron Man armor.

This unlocks after obtaining a high score on the 6th mission.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/Xg/Fr/14...fn5-hEAUI=.jpgClassic Mark I 10 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg
Unlock the Classic Mark I armor.

This unlocks after obtaining a high score on the 3rd mission.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/p+/rJ/0o...fn5-3m6rs=.jpgExtremis 10 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg
Unlock the Extremis armor.

This unlocks after obtaining a high score on the 4th mission.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/Ku/rf/1I...fn5-vw6jY=.jpgMark III 10 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg
Unlock the Mark III armor.

This unlocks after obtaining a high score on the 5th mission.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/zf/mL/1o...fn5-mk+dE=.jpgMark II 10 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg
Unlock the Mark II armor.

This unlocks after obtaining a high score on the 2nd mission.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/Zg/hc/04...fn5-xzCHo=.jpgMark VI 10 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg
Unlock the Mark VI armor.

This unlocks after obtaining a high score on the 1st mission.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/9f/C8/0o...fn5-2T8Ok=.jpgSilver Centurion 10 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg
Unlock the Silver Centurion armor.

This unlocks after obtaining a high score on the 7th mission.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/Zk/EB/0Y...fn-i5BfQ==.jpgTwo Man Army 10 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg
Defeat the Russian separatists as both Iron Man and War Machine.

Simply defeat the 2nd mission as both Iron Man and War Machine.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/00/gg/04...fn-A9IyA==.jpgIt Takes Two To Tangle 10 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg
Defeat Crimson Dynamo as both Iron Man and War Machine.

Simply defeat the 3rd mission boss as both Iron Man and War Machine.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/QL/DA/0o...fn-e+wWw==.jpgMan And Machine 10 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg
Defeat Project PROTEAN as both Iron Man and War Machine.

Simply defeat the 4th mission boss as both Iron Man and War Machine.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/Tq/Tn/0Y...fn-sikVQ==.jpgBipolar 10 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg
Shut down the GREENGRID power transmitter as both Iron Man and War Machine.

Simply defeat the 7th mission as both Iron Man and War Machine.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/nS/I7/0Y...fn5-4UIoE=.jpgOmega Man 30 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg
Defeat 100 enemies as War Machine while using the Omega System.

See 'Overkill'

ponypo2001 05-08-2010 07:33 PM

Guide is now finished. Lost all my progress due to a Word crash so had to retype everything straight in. Never mind though, it's there now. Please let me know if there are any glaring errors or typo's and I'll fix them. Also note this guide is spaced correctly and lists all achievements in the order listed on the main site. This is my first attempt at doing the guide this way so I hope that I've done it right this time. Don't want to be told off again. If nobody finds anything wrong, I'll submit it in the next few days. Happy gaming folks.

ThingontheFloor 05-08-2010 11:18 PM

Nice guide, I just wrapped this up myself and can say that going through on Easy and getting all the level specific achievements / upgrade points /suits and then running through on Formidable seems the way to go.

I recommend dual Lasers for Iron Man and dual Machine Guns with War Machine once you upgrade them. They mow through everything in seconds, even on Formidable.

House of El 05-08-2010 11:29 PM

great guide pony . as always your the man and im loving the game

Jay Leon Hart 05-08-2010 11:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ThingontheFloor (Post 3068660)
Nice guide, I just wrapped this up myself and can say that going through on Easy and getting all the level specific achievements / upgrade points /suits and then running through on Formidable seems the way to go.

I recommend dual Lasers for Iron Man and dual Machine Guns with War Machine once you upgrade them. They mow through everything in seconds, even on Formidable.

As far as Iron Man goes, I found Explosive Ultimate repulsor tapping the most effective, although the lasers are more helpful for tracking faster moving targets.

ponypo2001 05-09-2010 12:02 AM

Cheers guys. I'll put a setup in for Iron Man too I think so people can use whichever they want and have the best possible setup with either WM or IM. I basically just went the WM route as I was mopping up with him for my formidable playthrough. I did notice thought that Iron Man's laser's really did good damage.

migueloetb 05-09-2010 04:36 AM

'Not A Scratch" Achievemnet
 
Not A Scratch 40
Defeat ULTIMO with no armor damage.

You can take damage during the Ultimo fight, You just can't take ARMOR damage. You armor is displayed in the lower left corner of the screen. It is the little while bars that make a circle. You have a blue ring that surrounds the white bars. this blue ring is your shield (it regenerates in a few seconds if hit)*just like HALO*. As long as you do not lose all of the blue ring, you can get this achievement. also, if you have managed to get to a checkpoint without losing any armor, pause and click "save at last checkpoint " if you accidentally lose some armor, just load from that checkpoint, also, this trick works for getting the extra iron man armor(you get a new iron man armor if you make it through a level with out dieing)

Madfrog0 05-09-2010 07:41 PM

thanks for the guide. im using it lol

aussiestatic 05-10-2010 05:42 PM

Can you clear up an issue for most of us.
When we finish the game on easy and get all our upgrades are we supposed to start a new campaign? Or can we just change the difficulty to hard and replay all levels from the menu screen.

some games in the past have not let you go back and replay individual missions for difficulty related achievements.

there is nothing mentioned about it in this guide.

ponypo2001 05-10-2010 05:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aussiestatic (Post 3073808)
Can you clear up an issue for most of us.
When we finish the game on easy and get all our upgrades are we supposed to start a new campaign? Or can we just change the difficulty to hard and replay all levels from the menu screen.

some games in the past have not let you go back and replay individual missions for difficulty related achievements.

there is nothing mentioned about it in this guide.

From the Roadmap mate :-

"Now simply mop up any achievements you have left on easy then replay each mission on formidable (press start at the headquarters screen and change it there. Don't start a new game else you lose all upgrades)."

I made sure to put it in cause it's not made obvious that you can change it this way and restarting is obviously not the way to go as you lose all upgrades.

aussiestatic 05-10-2010 06:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ponypo2001 (Post 3073838)
From the Roadmap mate :-

"Now simply mop up any achievements you have left on easy then replay each mission on formidable (press start at the headquarters screen and change it there. Don't start a new game else you lose all upgrades)."

I made sure to put it in cause it's not made obvious that you can change it this way and restarting is obviously not the way to go as you lose all upgrades.

You know why I didn't see it? because instead of reading the road map properly I went to the invincible description and didn't see anything there. Maybe add that part to the invincible achievement description too.

But then again if people read the road map properly they would already know this. :P Well it doesnt hurt to list it twice in case people just skim over the roadmap like me.

By the way Ive been following the guide and its perfect no mistakes so far. Very good.

ponypo2001 05-10-2010 07:32 PM

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Originally Posted by aussiestatic (Post 3073986)
You know why I didn't see it? because instead of reading the road map properly I went to the invincible description and didn't see anything there. Maybe add that part to the invincible achievement description too.

But then again if people read the road map properly they would already know this. :P Well it doesnt hurt to list it twice in case people just skim over the roadmap like me.

By the way Ive been following the guide and its perfect no mistakes so far. Very good.

Good point mate,I'll add it. I tend to skip parts of road maps too so it makes good sense to add it to Invincible description.

Infernal 05-11-2010 01:00 AM

Great Guide

surreal_82 05-11-2010 10:51 AM

good guide mate, currently working my way throught this one, started last night, up to 610 gamerpoints on it in one night so this should be very wasy 2 nighter for 1000!

WrottenSandwich 05-12-2010 08:04 PM

Great job on the guide ponypo. Another job well done. Thanks for taking the time to do it for us!!

tstewertrules20 05-12-2010 11:44 PM

would you have any advice for the mission were u protect the engines on the ships i think it's level 5

booster17 05-13-2010 12:12 AM

Excellent job with the guide. I followed it pretty much all the way, and had the whole 1000 points within 48 of buying the game.

Thanks!

DeskLaser 05-13-2010 02:06 AM

Any help at all on finishing level 5 on formidable? I just cannot output enough damage to kill the enemies before they tear the ship apart, since I am stuck with that premade configuration. Thanks.

EDIT: Nevermind, not forgetting about the unibeam helps, a LOT. SO much so that I even got the Defensive MVP achievement while finishing the stage for formidable.

Paranormal Paramore 05-13-2010 05:58 AM

Not looking forward to the escort missions on Formidable, thanks for the guide.

Matthew Murdock 05-13-2010 05:25 PM

i wish i had read this earlier. I finished the game and had every upgrade then i decided to finish it on hard, now i have no upgrades at all and i'm getting whooped by the protean :(

Barsey 05-13-2010 08:54 PM

Thanks for the road map. Cheers!

JuSt BLaZe 05-13-2010 08:58 PM

Whoop Whoop...
 
Nice guide. I might check that game out. The movie was really awesome. ;)

MR NO BRAIN 05-13-2010 09:19 PM

Omega Man Achievement
 
What is the Omega Man System?

Jay Leon Hart 05-13-2010 10:07 PM

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Originally Posted by MR NO BRAIN (Post 3083706)
What is the Omega Man System?

It tells you in the first level - press down on the D-pad when playing as War Machine, to allow you to use all 4 weapon systems at once. Once-per-level usage limit.

ponypo2001 05-15-2010 04:10 PM

Thanks for the input guys. I've added a little more info to pad the guide out. I can't think of any more that needs to be included so I'll consider it finished now. Seems to have helped quite a few people along so that's great. Thanks to those that used it and posted comments and support me (you know who you are) , it is very much appreciated.


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