For a walkthrough of the game please follow wright3034s helpful tips
*Currently being edited as requested*
Road Map by TVthePunisher
- Estimated achievement difficulty: 5/10 (provided you use Ashley's Suit of Armor costume for Professional)
- Offline: 12 (1000)
- Approximate amount of time to 1000
: 15-20 hours
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 3 (Professional is unlocked after completing the game once but 2nd playthrough will be Ada's campaign 3rd should be pro.)
- Number of missable achievements: 3 ("What are they worth?" "Do Not Shoot The Water" " A Terrifying Assassin")
- Do cheat codes disable achievements?: No cheats
- Does difficulty affect achievements: Yes ("A Heart of Steel") Easy mode (EU and JPN only) will not unlock Pro
- Glitchy achievements: N/A
- Unobtainable achievements: N/A
I listed it as 15-20 hours based on the casual gamer. If you run through maybe collecting less than 50% of the treasure, don't kill every single Ganado you see and only upgrade some of your weapons to max you can be done with your first playthrough in roughly 5-8 hours. If you take your time, that could reach MAYBE over 10. Regardless, you would then have to complete Seperate Ways which could take anywhere from 3-6 hours and THEN complete Professional mode afterwards.
Professional Mode is unlocked AFTER completing the story. (Easy Mode in the EU and JPN version will not unlock pro mode.) The games are different in each region* yet share the same list.
*German Version is missing Mercenaries and Assignment Ada however they aren't needed for achievements
-Play through the main game, unlocking the 8 story achievements (1 is tied to an easter egg) and try to knock out the "What Are They Worth?" achievement in this run.
-Play through Seperate Ways to unlock "S is for STYLISH!!" and obtain Ashley's Suit of Armor
-Play through Professional with Ashley in the suit of armor. Reasons that this is beneficial:
1.)Ashley is immune to all damage. There are VERY few ways to actually kill Ashley while she is in the armor and all of these are through exploits of in game sequences. I believe one of these is leaving her to be killed by the moving drill machine in Chapter 3 or 4 (I can't recall which)...but I may be wrong, it is possible she might actually just be pushed forward by the machine (like physically through the gate). Anyways, no enemy can hurt her and that's what counts in Professional. This includes El Gigante that attempt to pick her up and squeeze the life out of her, no damage will befall her (correct me if I'm wrong, of course).
2.)The suit of armor that she's wearing is EXTREMELY heavy. One of the main problems in the main game is when Ganados constantly try to carry her off, well this isn't possible anymore (especially during the sequence where you have to snipe Ganados going after her in the Castle). As soon as any ganado picks her up, they'll fall flat on their ass and drop Ashley immediately. In fact, you can stand back and watch as two Ganados constantly try to pick her up only to fail every time.
3.)You do not have to bother healing her, at all...this means that all health items you have on you can be saved for Leon only. This will help especially considering how few hits it takes to kill Leon in Professeional. In fact, you can virtually ignore her aside from puzzles. No longer do you have to hide her from enemies, worry if some are going after her...in fact, she acts as a strategic way to LURE enemies in so you can pick them off with your knife.
1) Start up Resident Evil 4 (Not on Easy) and Playthrough the game following the below solutions. It's all in a Story Order and make sure you earn Do No Shoot The Water! when you get to Del Lago.
2) When you see a Shooting Range play it. Earn all 6 bottle caps from the ranges and you earn some decent money. This can give you a little extra boost to the weapons you want.
3) After beating the game start up the next campaign Separate Ways
It Begins With a Ring 50
Ring the mysterious bell. What happens after that, is up to you.
During the Village battle near the start of the game you can run inside a building on your left hand side which will trigger a cutscene to Leon blocking the door and a Chainsaw guy will show up. Up stairs is a Shotgun which will aid you in survival. Just survive this until a bell rings in the distance.
Do Not Shoot the Water! 50
Summon the master of the lake. Don't rock the boat.
The Boss fight with Del Lago. Do not start the fight by entering the boat. You can shoot the water a couple times to piss him off. He will come up and kill you doing so.
A Rock and a Hard Place 50
Outmaneuver the rampaging beast, El Gigante.
The fight with El Gigante. Shoot him until he drops then run up and hit the Action Button to Cut the parasite on his back. Depending on your mashing this may take 2 to 3 times.
Secure the Ballistics 50
Rescue the president's daughter, Ashley. Afterwards, the real fun begins.
When you rescue Ashley in the Church.
A Bloodline Severed 50
Defeat the village chief in battle.
At the end of this Chapter is a Boss Fight with the Village Chief. Use an Upgraded TMP to finish the job faster. He is close to death when he breaks in half.
A Terrifying Assassin 150
Turn the tables on Verdugo, the right hand of Salazar.
The fight with Verdugo. This enemy can be avoided but you're going to want to stay and kill him. When he gets close to a liquid nitrogen tank you can knock it over to freeze him. This will buy you time to unload on him. If you have a Rocket Launcher you can kill him in 1 hit if he is frozen.
The Castellan Falls 50
Defeat Salazar, and make your escape from the castle.
Like it says this is earned by Defeating Salazar in the Castle. Stay to the far right to avoid the tentacle. If you run out of Ammo check the bottom floor.
The Ties That Bind 50
Defeat Krauser, your former partner, in battle.
The Knife actually hurts him the most. When you get a good chance to get a few knife hits in go for it. Makes the battle end a lot sooner.