-Estimated achievement difficulty: 4/10
-Offline: 10 (150)
-Multiplayer: 2 (50)
-Approximate amount of time to 200
: 12-14 Hours
-Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 4-6
(More may be needed for The Hungerer
achievement because if you don't have your health down a lot, you won't get that many health packs)
-Number of misable achievements: None
-Glitched achievements: None
-Do cheat codes disable achievements?: No Cheats
(From XBox.com): Enter the Haunted House, if you dare. Atari’s classic groundbreaking game is back with more chills, cool new unlockables and plenty of spooky new enemies. Discover hidden secrets, mystical tombs, and new towers and catacombs, as you follow your grandfather’s footsteps on an epic adventure, searching for the magical urn that will lead you to his whereabouts. But beware – danger lurks behind every corner! Are you brave enough for the task, or are you afraid of the dark depths of The Haunted House?
Step #1: Normal Playthrough
I gave this a 4/10 on the difficulty more so not because it's hard, but it's time consuming. The majority of this game can be done on one play-through, although you can go back and play any of the levels at any time, once you have unlocked them to retrieve missing items and health. More may be needed for The Hungerer
achievement because if you don't have your health down a lot, you won't get that many health packs.
There are 4 levels: Mansion, Attic, Basement and Catacombs. There are also 3 difficulty levels: Spooky, Frightening, Horrifying. The difficulty does not effect the achievements so for an easy 150, I suggest playing on Spooky (easy).
There are different Treasures to pick up along the way, only 5 are needed for the In the Attic, with the Knife
achievement. There are 3 different keys to unlock doors (Emerald, Skeleton and House). Some door may require 2 of the same keys or a combination of keys. There are doors that can only be opened by using a lever (just press X when near it). Also, there are 4 lanterns (yellow or normal, red, green and blue). Each lantern will allow you to move through secret doors. When you have the correct lantern, the door will have that color outline.
Step #2: Multiplayer
There are 2 achievements for Multiplayer. They are Locksmith Apprentice
and Veni, Vidi, Vici
. Multiplayer is local only and cannot be played over Live.
The Locksmith Apprentice
may take mulitple playthroughs as well in order to get 50 doors opened.
For some of the remaining achievements such as Exorcist
, The Bright Side
, and The Hungerer
, you may need to play multiple times. I got The Bright Side
on my full second playthrough and got The Exorcist
after 2 full playthroughs plus the first floor in the Mansion. Depending on how many health packs you get throughout the game will also determine how many times you will have to play to get The Hungerer
. Personally, I replayed floor 2 of the Mansion 4 times in a row. Three times I got 2 health packs on it, the other time, only one. So it is very random.
*Play through the game on Spooky (easy) level as difficulty doesn't effect the achievements. If you do not get all the achievements on your first play-through, then replay the levels to find what you are missing.
*If you die at all, then you would need to start a New Game for the Immortal Beloved
achievement. Starting New Games will erase all your stats.
*Multiplayer is local only. For the Multiplayer achievements, you need to start a new game and cannot just play the final boss level.
Haunted House is a decent upgrade from the old Atari version. This game is not hard to master, just takes a little time in going through the levels. The nice part is you can continue your game at any time and not have to restart.
This belongs in a Museum!
Find your first treasure
As you move through the house, you will find various artifacts by searching through chests, dressers and closets. When you find the first one, this achievement will unlock.
List of Artifacts:
Tongue of the Beholder
Jack O' Lantern
Black Cat Statue
*Needed for "In the Attic, with the Knife" achievement.
Maltese Falcon Egg
Cup of a Plumber
The Only Ring
The Bronze Fleece
Grandpa's Journals = 32
Amanda's Diary = 28
Zachary's Chronicles = 24
There are also Gold Coins to collect along the way, however, these are not that important.
Here is a breakdown by level for Treasures and Journals
Mansion 1: 0 Treasures; 7 Journals
Mansion 2: 2 Treasures; 5 Journals
Mansion 3: 2 Treasures; 6 Journals
Mansion 4: 2 Treasures; 4 Journals
Attic 1: 2 Treasures; 3 Journals
Attic 2: 2 Treasures; 6 Journals
Attic 3: 4 Treasures; 2 Journals
Attic 4: 3 Treasures; 2 Journals
Basement 1: 2 Treasures; 6 Journals
Basement 2: 2 Treasures; 6 Journals
Basement 3: 1 Treasures; 4 Journals
Basement 4: 2 Treasures; 5 Journals
Catacombs 1: 1 Treasures; 9 Journals
Catacombs 2: 1 Treasures; 5 Journals
Catacombs 3: 1 Treasures; 8 Journals
Catacombs 4: 2 Treasures; 6 Journals
Boss levels do not have any treasures or journals.
25 GS Beastmaster
Defeat all four bosses in Haunted House
You will get this as you go through the levels. At the end of each Level (4th floor of each part) is a boss. This achievement along with Heart of Stone and Immortal Beloved (provided you did not die during the game)will unlock once you leave the Mansion.
Mansion = Bats - Beat them by lighting 4 fireplaces.
Attic = Stone Monster - Beat him by destroying his minions using the Eye of Sour-On (obtained during the attic level)
Basement = Giant Spider - You have to navigate around the maze in order to find the 4 sections the spider is in. Make sure you have the Flaming Branch (obtainable right before the battle) to beat him.
Catacombs = Zachery Graves - To defeat him, you will need to use the Skull of Enlightenment, the Eye of Sour-On or the Flaming Branch to beat his minions, then pick up the Hand Grenade and go near him and press A to set it off. Do this three (3) times then run straight up to exit the mansion when it starts shaking.
**Note: Don't bother stopping on the Zachery Graves level to find anything while you are running out, you cannot search.
5 GS Boo!!!
Get frozen in fear 100 times
When you run into Ghosts and Monsters in the house, some will freeze you. You will be prompted how to get "unfrozen" (usually move the L stick side to side). Have this done to you 100 times to get the achievement.
20 GS Exorcist
Kill 100 ghosts
All the monsters, ghosts, spiders, bats, skeletons can be killed by having a light around them. The ones that work for lights are the lanterns, candles (on some), torches, flares, flaming branch and the Eye of Sour-On. This achievement however, only pertains to the ghosts. You can go back and replay levels for this achievement. I got this after 2 full playthroughs and then level 1 of the Mansion.
20 GS Heart of Stone
Complete game without dying while frozen in fear
You "die" when you are sent back to the last fireplace you stopped at. The fireplaces are checkpoints. Basically, for this achievement, when you are frozen, quickly follow the on-screen prompts to get out of it before your health is gone. This will unlock as long as you don't die while frozen once you leave the mansion.