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Old 02-10-2012, 01:46 AM   #1
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Achievment Guide and Roadmap

-Estimated achievement difficulty: 7/10
-Approximate time: 10-15 hours
-Offline: 200
-Online: Can obtain survival achievements online if needed.
-Minimum number of playthroughs: 2
-Missable achievements: 0 (Chapter select)
-Glitched achievements: None that I’m aware of.

Welcome back to the brutal world of Shank, where decapitations and spraying arteries are the norm. Now brought to you at a very reasonable price of 800 points.

Remember too, that if you check under medals in the main menu it will have your progress for every achievement in the game and it will also list which medals unlock extra characters for survival mode.

Step 1: Normal playthrough

You might as well start this game on normal as the difficulty achievements do not stack. Plus it’ll be a good warm up of the odds you will face during your hard playthrough. There are eight levels overall, but none of it is too difficult. This game seems to be a lot easier than the first Shank and it controls better. On the first level go for the achievement, up close and personal to get it out of the way. Also, work on your different kills and counters as well as the heavy objects smash. This is also a good time to be on the lookout and collect the tied up militia to earn the Freedom Fighter achievement, although it will take two playthroughs to get this one, as there is not enough militia on one run.

Step 2: Hard playthrough

Although this is obviously harder than the normal playthrough, this version of hard is a lot easier than the first Shank. There are more checkpoints in the actual level and the game in general is just easier. Take your time, build up your combos and utilize Shanks pounce move a lot to stay on the move. For the boss fights figure out what weapons do the most damage to them and exploit their weakness. All the bosses have just a few attacks they repeat over and over again and most of them can be easily dodged with Shank’s roll maneuver.

Step 3: Survival mode and mop up

If you want all of the achievements from survival mode it will probably take you some time. This is not an easy mode and it’s going to take a lot of patience, mad skills and a good co-op partner. So first off, find that good partner and then jump in. Play all three stages to wave 13 to unlock zombie killer. I would suggest taking turns with your partner on who gets the achievement and then switch off. It’s a lot easier to help one of you get it done on the earlier waves instead of both of you trying to get the same thing and screwing each other over. This is also a good time to finish off any kills or counters you still need. There are 30 waves in all that you have to pass and that will be the hardest survival achievement. Focus on learning enemies and what waves they’ll appear and save your money for decoys as they are quite handy.

After some pain and suffering and probably a few moments of wanting to throw your controller you’ll finally have the full 200/200 on a very enjoyable sequel.

Ultimate Survivalist - 20
Defeat all the waves in any Survival map

Besides hard mode this will be the hardest achievement in the game. There are 30 total waves you must complete. This is the strategy my friend and I used to get it. It might take a few times to get it down but it works really well.

-Get a good co-op partner.
-One of you needs to be the charters Chops and the other needs to be Defender. These characters revive and disarm bombs really quickly.
-Pick the arena "I'm on a boat"
-There are two harpoon guns on this level. For this strategy both of you will basically be doing nothing but spamming them to kill everything. There is a small delay to reload them so take that into account, but if you happen to have a line of enemies it will shoot through all of them. A harpoon will insta kill anything but the bosses, although the bosses are a breeze if you both harpoon him.
-So as the enemies enter the boat harpoon them, but make sure to watch each other's areas as the harpoons have limited movement. Also make sure to always watch for bombers trying to destroy your crates. Shoot them first if possible, as well as any big guys, gunners or molotov enemies.
-Don't forget to jump off the gun occasionally and grab the yellow orbs so you can gain money. They do disappear.
-You shouldn't have any problems with this until around wave 18 or so. At that point if things are two rough for both of you to be on a gun have the person playing as the Defender run around and get enemies attention and kill from far away. He can also be on the ready to disarm bombs.
-Once your in the last ten waves send out decoys if you want, but be careful with your money as you don't want to spend too much. In the end we used three decoys during the last five waves and saved the rest of our money for missile barrages.
-Speaking of missile barrages. On wave 27 and 30 you will have to fight lots of fast zombies, big zombies and a boss zombie. So when those waves start wait until the boss zombie appears then launch a missile barrage. If you're lucky it should kill the boss and most of the others, leaving you a few manageable stragglers.
-Repeat for wave 30 and you should be able to beat it!

The Story Ends - 15
Complete Campaign Mode on Normal difficulty

The difficulty achievements don’t stack in this game so you’ll have to beat it on normal and hard. Normal isn’t too difficult and there are plenty of checkpoints to make things easier. Just beat all eight levels for this one.

Too Easy - 15
Complete Campaign Mode on Hard difficulty

The good news is that this time around hard mood is easier. Although, not that much easier. There are more checkpoints than the last games hard mood and overall all the game seems easier. The biggest challenge will probably be the boss fights, but with some patience and trial and error you should have no problem with those eventually.

-Always roll out of the way of attacks and bosses
-Spam the pounce move, as it will get you out of bad situations
-Master the counter move so you can insta kill some people.
-Make bombers and gunners your first priority or they will make life hard
-Ranged weapons and bombs can give you breathing room.
-Always check around the levels. Lots of them have little alcoves and somewhat hidden areas that contain tequila.
-Make use of dropped weapons from enemies as they do a lot of damage and can be thrown. Same goes for environmental weapons and traps.

That Is Gonna Leave A Mark - 15
Perform 100 Machete Counter Kills

To perform a counter kill you have to knock down an enemy’s health until they’re blinking red. Once there, wait until they attack and you see a red exclamation mark over their head. When you see it press the and you’ll perform a counter move. This is cumulative and can be done in story mode and survival. Must be done against enemies carrying a machete, otherwise it will not count.

A good place to grind these out is about halfway through level 3. You'll come to a point where there's a guy trying to squish you with a boat. You have to kill him before moving on so you can just keep performing counters on the enemies that jump in until you unlock the achievement.

Pistol Heimlich - 15
Perform 60 Pistol Counter Kills

Just like the machete counters, except you have to do it on an enemy holding a gun. For these ones you don’t have to knock down their health before you can perform it. Just wait near an enemy with a gun and when they start to aim at you and the red exclamation appears press near them to perform the counter. This is cumulative and can be done in story mode and survival.

A good place to grind these out is about halfway through level 3. You'll come to a point where there's a guy trying to squish you with a boat. You have to kill him before moving on so you can just keep performing counters on the enemies that jump in until you unlock the achievement.

Completed (Including DLC) Retail: 111 ~ Arcade: 91

Achievement Guides:

Dead Rising: Case West. XBLA
Shank 2 XBLA

The Fancy Pants Adventure XBLA

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