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Old 08-19-2009, 01:47 PM   #2
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Walkin’ on Water: 5
Make it from one end of the lake to the other in hyperspeed

Once you obtain the Friction Dampener, return to the first body of water you had to swim across with the lone house in the middle in the upper right section of map. Start from the inside of the cave (get rid of the lone enemy and Bomba), start from the left and run.

You'll hit hyperspeed once you hit the dock. Once you reach the house, jump up to continue running across the roof. Land on the other side of the house (don't jump off), it'll unlock once you reach the other side. Don't let off the button until you hear it unlock.

This must be done before the game points you to the lake for the final boss fight, or you will have to start all over again.

Completionist : 20
Complete the game with 100% of the items

Possibly the second most tedious achievement, you need to beat the game with all 127 items collected. Collected items are displayed as a small dot, and those you have not come up as a '?'. Use the Flashlight info screen to determine what weapon you will need to get past multiple blockades.

You will obtain the complete schematic for entire base fairly late in the game, you will start to find pieces to the armored suit. The game will eventually point you towards the lake, which is the end of the game! You may continue the game once you've beaten it, just reload your previous save and you end up right before the end. Turn around and start hunting.

Here is a link to a map that uses Joystiq's map as a basis. Click on the item you're missing and it'll link you to a YouTube video on how to get it. Much more effective than just staring at a map.

TIP: You can check the progress of your achievements (ala Orange Box) via the Achievements section of the pause menu.

Minimalist : 10
Complete the game with less than 13% of items

You need to beat the game with less than or equal to 13% of items, or less than 17 items (13% of 127 is 16.51, to be exact). There will be times where the game forces you into collecting an upgrade, so just snag it. Do not go out of your way to obtain an item.

Check out Phillosoraptor's Minimalist Walkthrough Thread, or for those who just want a list, here's one provided by our own Renesis:

Originally Posted by Renesis
Just finished Minimalist at 11%. Here are all the items I got by the end of the game.

  • Climbing Gear
  • CLD Thrust Pack
  • Omega Armor XOS-7
  • SCHCA Mask
  • Friction Dampener
  • Flashlight
  • WSAR60 Coil Rifle
  • Grenade
  • Missile
  • Foam
  • Health Upgrades 0/8
  • Armor Upgrades 0/8
  • Grenade Packs 1/30
  • Foam Packs 1/20
  • Missile Packs 1/20
  • Gold Bars 1/12
  • Passkeys 0/12
Proven Grounds : 10
Complete the three challenge packs in the Proving Grounds

The Proving Grounds are available at the start of the game. Familiarize yourself with the game before tackling these. They are challenging, not impossible, but, most importantly, incredibly doable. This could be the most difficult achievement in the game, if your competency with the game is lacking.

Serious Complex : 10
Level up to experience level 50

he most time consuming achievement in the game, you just need to keep leveling up. You can continue your game even after the final boss to keep leveling up. Select [Campaign] > [New]; it will ask to delete your data, select [OK]. Your level, experience and bonuses carry over, but nothing from your Inventory. Remember:

"Keep your level and bonuses, lose your inventory."

  • You earn multipliers for melee kills, head shots, and power moves, which are all part of a "Skill Kills" system. The game has a breakdown of this system in the pause menu.
  • Go for the 12 Gold Bars before starting a new game. You will unlock a new, secret area, right next to where you got your handgun. Here, you are given access to the golden versions of all the weapons available in the game (including the Intertial Element), which enable double XP throughout your entire Shadow Complex career. No matter how many times you select "New Game," you will always have access to these Golden Guns.
  • Go for a higher difficulty once you've gotten the hang of the game, as you will be automatically awarded an XP bonus just for playing on Hardcore or higher (thanks MASS DOMINATION).
  • I've added upon this YouTube video with my own method:

Last edited by pacokorn77; 08-29-2009 at 12:45 AM.
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