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E vee dub 12-18-2012 02:22 AM

Achievement Guide and Roadmap

(by E vee dub)
-Estimated Achievement Difficulty: 2/10
-Offline: 49 of 49 achievements for all 1000:gsicon:
-Online: 0
-Approximate amount of time to 1000/1000:gsicon:: 7-10 hours
-Minimum Number of playthroughs: only 1
-Number of missable achievements: None, because after the credits roll, you can return to your game to finish cleaning up your map.
-Do cheat codes disable achievements? There are no cheat codes known.
-Does difficulty affect achievements? There is no difficulty selection.
-Glitchy achievements? None have been discovered

"Rise of the Guardians" is a straightforward and easy game to complete for 1000:gsicon:. The achievements involve discovering areas, collecting items, completing quests, defeating a certain # of enemies and types of enemies, and a 50-point combo.

There are 5 realms, each with 5 areas in your map.
Start with the first realm, and clear each area until there's nothing left on your map, then move to the next area.

Your in-game map is highly useful and you should refer to it often. To access your map, press the :back: button, and press :ybut: to see the Legend. Those symbols represent items to pick up and collect, or missions to complete. So no collectible guide is needed as it is provided for you in-game. Sweet!

You can simply look at the map of your current area, and clear it out before moving to the next area. That's pretty much the game and its achievements. The map is so useful, it almost makes this achievement guide just a formality.

"Rise of the Guardians" is a quick 1000:gsicon:, and a great game to rent or borrow for 2 days to complete and boost that gamerscore. It's a fun game to play with kids (4-player co-op), and even adults and gamers can appreciate this game for its gameplay and brevity. Enjoy, and congrats on another 1000:gsicon:.

E vee dub 12-18-2012 02:23 AM

Achievement Guide ... ACHIEVEMENTS 1 - 22 (of 49) - Burgess 20
Travel to Burgess by way of a Guardian Gate.

-See "Guardian Explorer". - Tooth's Palace 20
Travel to Tooth's Palace by way of a Guardian Gate.

-See "Guardian Explorer". - Bunnymund's Warren 20
Travel to The Warren by way of a Guardian Gate.

-See "Guardian Explorer". - Sandman's Ship 20
Travel to the Sandman's Ship by way of a Guardian Gate.

-See "Guardian Explorer". - North Pole 20
Travel to the North Pole by way of a Guardian Gate.

-See "Guardian Explorer". - Pitch's Lair 20
Enter Pitch's Lair for the first time.

-The portal to his lair becomes available once you destroy the first bed.
The first bed becomes available as you complete missions through normal game play. Then a challenge is offered to defeat some enemies, and then destroy the bed. Explorer 20
Travel to each realm in the whole world.

-The 6 realms are:
1 Town of Burgess
2 Tooth's Palace
3 The Warren
4 Sandman's Ship
5 North Pole
6 Pitch's Lair

You can warp to the first 5 realms at the start of the game to unlock their respective achievements.
Walk into the nearest GUARDIAN GATE and press :xbut:.
Press :xbut: again to access the WORLD MAP.
Use :ls: to choose either of the 5 initial areas that are available.
Once you reach the area you chose, walk into the nearest GUARDIAN GATE again and choose another area you have not yet visited.

See "Explorer - Pitch's Lair" to learn about visiting Pitch's Lair. of Burgess 20
Reclaim all gates at Burgess.

-See "Keeper of the Gates". of Bunnymund's Warren 20
Reclaim all gates at The Warren.

-See "Keeper of the Gates". of Sandman's Ship 20
Reclaim all gates at the Sandman's Ship.

-See "Keeper of the Gates". of the North Pole 20
Reclaim all gates at the North Pole.

-See "Keeper of the Gates". of Tooth's Palace 20
Reclaim all gates at Tooth's Palace.

-See "Keeper of the Gates". of the Gates 20
Complete all Gate Guardians missions in each realm.

-The GUARDIAN GATES are the multi-colored icon on the map. Defeat the enemies surrounding each one to reclaim that gate. They are initially controlled by Nightmare enemies when you find them. Defeat all the enemies to relcaim that gate. There are 5 gates in each of the 5 realms. 25 total.

To view mission progress for each mission type:
Press :start:
Select World Board
Select Missions
Use :ls: to cycle through the different missions,
The number of missions by realm is at the bottom as you cycle through each mission type.
But again, all of these mission types can be located on your in-game map by pressing the :back: button. Unite 20
Complete all Protectors of Belief missions in each realm.

-See "Keeper of the Gates" to see how to view your mission progress.
These can get hectic. Stay near and watch your friend's health. These offer good opportunities to earn your 50-hit combo. to the Rescue 20
Complete all Cage Break missions in each realm.

-See "Keeper of the Gates" to see how to view your mission progress.
Remember to break the cages of the captives after you defeat the enemies. Beware 20
Complete all Shadow Stompers missions in each realm.

-See "Keeper of the Gates" to see how to view your mission progress.
These are just groups of enemies you must defeat. Your Center 20
Complete all Find Your Center missions in each realm.

-See "Keeper of the Gates" to see how to view your mission progress.
These are Russian Matryoska dolls (dolls within a doll) and are sometimes hard to spot. in the Magic 20
Level up for the first time.

-See "Elite Guardian 20". Guardian 20
Reach Valor Level 20.

-Defeat numerous enemies and complete missions to level up.
Spam the :abut: button and occasionally use the :xbut:, :ybut: or :bbut: (Unique Ability 1, 2 or 3, respectively) attacks over and over again.
You reach Level 20 at the beginning of your 5th realm. Spree 20
Destroy 100 Nightmare enemies.

-Defeat the many enemies available as you explore each area. You can unlock this within the first 15 minutes of playing the game. You defeat well over 1,000 enemies throughout the game. Take-Down 20
Destroy one of each Nightmare enemy.

-You will confront each of these enemies through normal story progression. Be sure you destroy them, not the AI or a co-op buddy who has joined you.
There's a list of the 13 "NIGHTMARES" in the Journal of the START menu. You can use this to give yourself an idea of what enemies you need to defeat.
If you haven't unlocked this by the time you've finished clearing out your 3rd realm, then restart your Xbox and see if that helps. is Everywhere 20
Destroy all Nightmares in all realms.

-These are the evil, scary, black horses just standing in the open. These enemies are NOT on the map. So be sure you explore each path/street of each area to ensure you found and defeated them all.

E vee dub 12-18-2012 02:24 AM

Achievement Guide... ACHIEVEMENTS 23 - 43 (of 49) the Spring 20
Find and Collect all Painted Eggs scattered across all 5 realms.

-These are the collectibles of the game found on your map & Legend as treasure chests.
There are 25 in each realm. Simply follow the map to each chest and open them. Some of these chests blend well with dark, so search diligently.

-To view collectible progress for each realm:
Press :start:
Select World Board
Select Missions
Use :ls: to cycle over to "TREASURE COLLECTIONS"
You can see how many you've found for each realm on the bottom.

In order from Left to Right, the realm pictures are:
Burgess, North Pole, Bunnymund's Warren, Tooth Palace, Sandman's Ship Safe 20
Find and Collect all Tooth Boxes scattered across all 5 realms.

-See "Dig the Spring". Chill 20
Find and Collect all Snowballs scattered across all 5 realms.

-See "Dig the Spring". Central 20
Find and Collect all Wooden Toys scattered across all 5 realms.

-See "Dig the Spring". 20
Find and Collect all Dreamsand Capsules scattered across all 5 realms.

-See "Dig the Spring". Holiday Cheer 20
Perform a 10 point combo.

-See "Never Stop Believing". Stop Believing 20
Reach a 50 point combo.

-Spam the :abut: button on enemies continuously until you reach 50 hits.
The combo-counter is in the top-left of the screen under your current character's picture.
I suggest using either BUNNYMUND or TOOTH FAIRY, as they have ranged attacks.
You cannot move while attacking.
If you need a new angle, use :ltbut: + :ls: to roll to a new vantage point.
There are plenty of areas full of enemies. My highest combo was 194, to give you an idea. Headed 20
Upgrade your weapon to Level 2.

-Given to you when you defeat Pitch for the 1st time. Cold 20
Upgrade your weapon to Level 3.

-Given to you when you defeat Pitch for the 3rd time. Warrior 20
Upgrade your weapon to Level 4.

-Given to you when you defeat Pitch the 5th and final time in his Lair. Kind of Element 20
Purchase all Gems.

-There are 9 gems for each of the 5 characters.
All gems are the same in price and ability for each character.
They are:
Build .......... 550 recommended
Glory .......... 900
Wonder ..... 1300 recommended
Harmony .... 2000
Force ........ 2600
Energized ... 3800
Power ........ 5200 recommended
Mighty ....... 6500
Legendary ... 8000 recommended

TOTAL ....... 31050 x 5 = 155,250 crystals

Gems are like perks.
You can only equip 3 at a time by unlocking 1 of the 3 slots at levels 2, 8 & 12.
Use Build until you have purchased all gems.
You should have all gems purchased before completing your second realm. Champ 20
Collect 15000 Crystals.

-This cumulative.
You don't need to have 15,000 crystals at once.
Spend as you earn.
Enemies you defeat drop crystals. The crystals automatically come to your character, so you don't have pick them up.

To see how many crystals you have:
Press :start:
Select Journal
Select Gems
Your crystal amount is in the top-left corner Deliver 20
Reach 100% World Belief

-See "Beyond Belief". Captain 20
Instigate a co-operative attack move.

-You must have at least 1 full purple bar to start this attack. Your energy meter automatically regenerates over time for the 1st bar.
Hold :lbbut: next to another character to perform this move together. You can continue holding :lbbut: until your purple energy meter is depleted. Sifter 20
Destroy one of each type of Champion Nightmare.

-Champions are the Nightmares with a purple health bar. You hit them with a base attack (:abut:), and then use one of your special abilities (:xbut:, :ybut: or :bbut:) to really put them down.
(If you haven't unlocked this by the time you've cleared out your 3rd realm, try restarting your Xbox.)
(If you haven't unlocked this by the time you've cleared all realms, because the AI defeats the enemies instead of you, then you can choose the CHAMPIONS CHALLENGE, where you fight champions over and over.) Belief 40
Defeat Pitch in the Final Showdown and reach 100% world belief.

-The World Belief meter is in the bottom left corner of your HUD and it surrounds the globe icon. The meter increases as you clear everything on your map. If you clear each area before moving on, you should have this unlocked before finishing your 4th realm. is Going to be Epic! 20
Defeat Pitch for the fifth and final time in his Lair.

-You're enter his lair as you complete missions and clear out your map. You'll also upgrade you weapons the 1st, 3rd & 5th time you encounter him. After you defeat him in his Lair for the 5th time, you'll then be transported to defeat him the last time in Town of Burgess. Spin 20
Turn the Globe of Belief 360 degrees on the Pause Screen.

-Once you have control of your character, press :start:.
Use your :rs: to spin the globe around and around in one direction until the achievement unlocks. Blaster 20
Destroy all beds that lead to Pitch’s Realm portal.

-There are 5 beds total. You'll be given the challenge to destroy the enemies around the bed as you complete missions and collect items in the game. So just keep clearing your map. Still Believe 20
Defeat Pitch in each of the five confrontations.

-You enter his lair as you complete missions and clear your map. Unload on him to build your purple Energy bar, then use your favorite Unique Ability on him. Keep your distance as he uses as a rotating sickle attack often. BUNNYMUND & TOOTH FAIRY are recommended for their ranged attacks. of the Guardians 20
Defeat Pitch at the Final Showdown in Burgess.

-After your 5th encounter with Pitch in his Lair, you'll now battle him in Burgess. He has the same attack as before, but likes to spawn evil replicates of your characters as well. Again, just spam the :abut: button on them, and use your Unique Abilities (:xbut:, :ybut: or :bbut:) when your purple meter is filled.
The credits roll (AND YOU CAN'T SKIP THEM), and then you'll be warped back to the area you previously left.

E vee dub 12-18-2012 02:25 AM

Achievement Guide ... ACHIEVEMENTS 44 - 49 (of 49)' the Season to be Naughty 20
Destroy 40 piles of presents in North's Factory.

-Don't forget to look for these and go out of your way to destroy them. If you didn't get enough your first time through, you can warp back to the Factory area in the North Pole realm and the stacks of presents will have respawned. Master 20
Hit a friendly Yeti ten times.

-Yetis are found making ice sculptures in the Factory area of the North Pole realm, and hanging out on the cliffs. are Treasures 20
Destroy the circle of mushrooms in Tooth's Asia Temple.

-Travel to TOOTH PALACE realm, area ASIA. The circle of mushrooms are found in the top-left of the map near a chest that is hidden in the shadows.' Hard Every Day 20
Destroy 20 vases in Tooth's realm.

-As soon as you enter the realm, vases are found all around the edges of the area. Keep destroying them until you unlock this. the Wind 20
Hit 10 Mailboxes around the streets of Burgess.

-There are blue mailboxes throughout the streets of Burgess.
These are the bigger drop-off-your-letters-and-packages mailboxes, not the type you see in front of someone's home. There are more than 10 in the areas of Burgess. Fishing 20
Destroy all 5 instances of fishing gear around the lake.

-The lake is located in the POND area of the Burgess Realm.
2 on the pier
1 is on the shore near the guardian gate
2 near the north bridge

E vee dub 12-18-2012 02:27 AM

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RISE OF THE GUARDIANS 1000/1000:gsicon: Dec 17th, 2012 for "E vee dub"

E vee dub 12-18-2012 02:32 AM

Hello? McFly?
For the other 2 people who might actually see and read this guide (:-)), please let me know if you see any typos or repetitive words.

I'll try to hone this guide to perfection, although it's probably adequate enough already.

saintdave 12-18-2012 10:12 AM

Nice guide, having trouble with Shadow Sifter myself. I'm sure the only champion nightmare I havent seen is the rat, am in process of trying challenge modes now but no luck so far.

Edit - Nevermind got it! Found doing the challenge "balancing act" would get more champion nightmares to appear as opposed to "champions among us".

E vee dub 12-18-2012 10:42 AM

Shadow Sifter Achievement...
I was in a hurry to finish the game and the guide while I had the game.
So I didn't try the Challenges available. I only played campaign.

So everyone note:
You can try the "CHAMPION CHALLENGE" to work on killing the different types of champions.

E vee dub 12-18-2012 10:45 AM

Did you know? Well, you do now!

I typed, compiled, edited, spellchecked, completed and submitted the guide for this game in less than 12 hours of hard work. I did all the work myself. No extra help.

Yay me!

I'm just joking, but I do hope the guide helps a few people.

daweba360 12-20-2012 02:03 PM

Nice Guide.............. !! Another 1000 GS :-)

Thx !!

E vee dub 12-23-2012 01:48 AM

Taking a long time...
I don't know what the delay is (maybe because it's the week before Christmas), but I submitted this guide a week ago and even contacted a site moderator.

Come on website and get to work, because I've done my work, and I did it well. ;-)

ponypo2001 12-25-2012 09:18 PM

Very good guide. Gives as much info as is needed and is clear and concise. Top marks from me.

E vee dub 12-26-2012 04:48 PM

Mes remerciements...
da weba 360
and everyone else who shows their appreciation.

I hope you all get a quick 1000 in this game and boost that gamerscore.

Again I submitted this guide over a week ago, and contacted a moderator, and still it hasn't become the official guide for the site, and this thread isn't stickied. Maybe one day. :-)

UPDATE: Actually someone from the site has looked at it, because they changed the thread title from
Achievement Guide and Roadmap

Also, I've seen a few changes in my guide posts.

Thanks also to

NewFoundTerror 01-05-2013 03:22 AM

Getting the game from gamefly and I love reading road maps before I play, thank you very much. :)

Joseph0714 01-05-2013 06:19 AM

Thanks for the guide, will be using it soon :)

E vee dub 01-08-2013 05:51 PM

Funny you mention the Gamefly decisions and reading roadmaps first.
I wrote the roadmap with exactly that mindset.

So YES! Rent this game for a quick (and sort of fun) 1000G. It will take 3x longer to ship than for you to earn your 1000G.

NewfoundTerror & Joseph,
You're welcome and my pleasure. Good luck.

Kairi 01-12-2013 03:51 PM


This Achievement Guide and Roadmap has been reviewed by Guide Team Staff member THE DEADLY DOG and has been published as the Official Achievement Guide and Roadmap! The link to the Official Guide is here:

Official Rise of the Guardians Achievement Guide and Roadmap

Please post any updates within the Update: Guides & Roadmaps thread.
Also, please check the Award Tracking: Guides & Roadmaps forum to make sure we are up to date.
You may request for those to be edited/updated within that forum as well.

We look forward to your future submissions!

DJ RJester 01-13-2013 10:13 AM

Good guide E vee dub, it's good to see this is another easy 1000 and will be making this my next rental.

MeonOner 04-01-2013 06:19 PM

Very easy game. Took me 2 days to complete it. All collectibles are displayed on your map, minus the Nightmare Horses. But those are nearly impossible to miss if you explore each realm before exiting. Diffidently a good game to rent and boost your gamerscore.

rye007 04-02-2013 03:44 PM

Great guide, thanks :)

E vee dub 04-07-2013 08:07 AM

Just to let everyone know, I did NOT write this in the Roadmap.
Someone from that site decided to chime in.

- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 2 (Story/Endless modes.)

I did NOT write that.
It only takes 1 playthrough to earn all the achievements.

upindat 05-10-2013 01:39 PM

thanks for the guide. Started this last night and in a few hrs had 31 cheevos. Going to clean up and finish it tonight. Thanks for taking the time to do the guide.

GooRoo4Ever 12-27-2013 02:10 AM

For anyone struggling with the 50-hit combo achievement, you can safely beat on one of the yeti's in the North Pole to your heart's content. North himself racked up over 1,000x just to see if it was possible. I'd already popped the achievement but this is a surefire way to grab it without stress. FWIW I managed a few combos in the 70s with the rabbit character during normal gameplay without much effort.

Ridiculously easy game (got on the Live New Year sale the other day), boring as heck, stopped to eat a few times and let the AI do all the work. I literally moved my character through a level with my pinky finger and did nothing else except for the "shield" missions which do require minimal work to successfully complete. Even the final boss battle (which happened in the middle of the game) offered no major problems. All in all, a dull but effective method for adding another 1K to the score. :)

XxNocturnalxX 01-21-2014 05:12 AM

Great guide man. This guide will come in handy

Evo Kazz 01-29-2014 10:29 AM

Excellent guide thank you :drunk

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