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Old 02-02-2010, 09:17 AM   #2
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Bought a Slot - 5
Buy one Plasmid or Tonic Slot at a Gatherer's Garden.

See "Max Plasmid Slots"

Max Plasmid Slots - 10
Fully upgrade to the maximum number of Plasmid Slots.

As you earn ADAM you will be able to buy upgrades and slots through a Gatherer's Garden. Once you progress and earn more ADAM, you will be able to upgrade your plasmids and buy new slots. The last slot is unmissable as it's a story related requirement.

Upgraded a Weapon - 10
Upgrade any weapon at a Power to the People Station.

You will need to find and use one of the "Power to the People" upgrade stations to add to your current weapon of choice. There are several located around Rapture, just walk up to one and press the to interact and select the weapon upgrade you want.

See "All Weapon Upgrades"

Fully Upgraded a Weapon - 10
Install the third and final upgrade to any of your weapons.

See "All Weapon Upgrades"

All Weapon Upgrades - 20
Find all 14 Power to the People weapon upgrades in the game.

There are 14 stations located throughout the game. You will need to apply the various upgrades to all your weapons for this achievement. You can only apply one upgrade to a weapon at each station so you will need to find all 14 of them. Make sure you check all corners of each area as they are rather easy to miss.

Audio Diary/Power to the People Upgrade Station Guide

Power to the People Stations
  • 0 - Adonis Luxury Resort
  • 0 - Atlantic Express Depot
  • 2 - Ryan Amusements
  • 3 - Pauper's Drop
  • 2 - Siren Alley
  • 2 - Dionysus Park
  • 2 - Fontaine Futuristics
  • 1 - Persephone
  • 2 - Inner Persephone
There are three upgrade levels for each gun, lower level upgrades must be applied before you add the final upgrade.

Double-Barreled Shotgun
  • Increased Clip Size
  • Damage Increase
  • Electrified Shells
  • Side Augers
  • Lubricating Nozzle
  • Reflector Plate
Gatling Gun
  • Damage Increase
  • Recoil Reduction
  • Bouncing Bullets
  • Augmented Capacity
  • Splash Damage Immunity
  • Cluster Bombs
Rivet Gun
  • Increased Clip Size
  • Damage Increase
  • Heated Rivets
Spear Gun
  • Scope
  • Faster Mechanics
  • Speed Upgrade
Prolific Hacker - 20
Successfully hack at least one of every type of machine.

See "Master Hacker"

Master Hacker - 20
Hack 30 machines at a distance with the Hack Tool.

The hack tool can be quite useful if you need to hack a turret or security camera without being detected. You can also use it to hack and lower prices on vending machines. You will find the hack tool early on so start hacking when you're able to.

Once you start hacking a meter will pop up on the screen with a needle which bobs back and forth, press on the green or blue areas to progress in the hacking. If you hit the blue lines you will be rewarded, green lines will progress and blank spaces will shock you.

There are eight machines which need to be hacked:
  • Circus of Value
  • Door Locks
  • El Ammo Bandito
  • First Aid stations
  • Safes
  • Security Bots
  • Security Cameras
  • Security Turrets
First Research - 5
Research a Splicer with the Research Camera.

See "Research Master"

One Research Track - 20
Max out one Research Track.

See "Research Master"

Research Master - 20
Max out research on all 9 research subjects.

Once you acquire the camera you will be able to research your enemies. Doing this will earn extra skills to use against your enemies. There are four research levels for each enemy. Use multiple weapons and Plasmids together so your score meter goes up. If you keep using the same combination to kill the same type of enemy your score will not be as great.

Big Daddy/Sister
  • Big Daddy - Alpha Series
  • Big Daddies - Bouncer - Rosie - Rumbler
  • Big Sister
  • Brute Splicer
  • Houdini Splicer
  • Leadhead Splicer
  • Spider Splicers
  • Thuggish Splicer*
  • Security Bots - Security Cameras - Turrets
*Once you find the camera start researching straight away. Thuggish Splicers don't appear in the later levels so make sure you research them before you leave Pauper's Drop.

Researchers Handbook

This guide will provide all the locations and all the basic information you need to know about researching.

Note: You can keep track of your research by pressing and viewing the research tab. Doing this will help you keep track of what research you have done, and what research you need to do.

Grand Daddy - 25
Defeat 3 Big Daddies without dying during the fight.

If you're starting out on easy this shouldn't be an issue. You need to fight three Big Daddies without dying. You can use Security Bots, Turrets or hypnotize Splicers to help you take down a Big Daddy. Once you have taken down one Big Daddy save your game and move onto the next. If you are playing with the Vita Chambers off you shouldn't have to worry about re-spawning by mistake.

If you are attempting this on hard you may have a tough time taking down a single Big Daddy. Make sure you have plenty of Health and EVE, using Winter Blast with the Drill seems to be the most effective way to kill a Big Daddy. Continuously freeze him while you attack.

Master Gatherer - 30
Gather 600 ADAM with Little Sisters.

Once you adopt a Little Sister you can set her down next to glowing bodies to collect ADAM. A Little Sister can gather 40 ADAM from each body or 60 ADAM using the "Proud Parent" tonic.

Basic Gathering
As you start out you will need to harvest two bodies with each sister until you earn the "Proud Parent" Tonic.

8 Sisters with 2 bodies = 80 ADAM, 80x8=640

Proud Parent Tonic
You will be rewarded with this tonic after saving four Little Sisters. This will allow you to collect 60 ADAM per body rather than the previous 40 ADAM. If you harvest your sisters after gathering you may miss out on this tonic.

5 Sisters with 2 bodies = 120 ADAM, 120 x5 = 600

Depending on if you use the tonic or not you will earn this achievement either before or around Dionysus Park.

You can either use your map to find the ADAM or you can hold down the for a second and a trail will appear. This will lead to you the bodies that can be harvested.

Note: Saving/Harvesting a Little Sister does not count as a gather. Make sure you gather with each sister twice to avoid missing out on this achievement.

Fully Upgraded a Plasmid - 10
Fully upgrade one of your Plasmids to the level 3 version at a Gatherer's Garden.

Each Plasmid has three levels which can be bought form a Gatherer's Garden or found. You can't backtrack so make sure that you collect as many Plasmids as possible. Buy any of these level three upgrades and the achievement will unlock.

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