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Old 12-31-2010, 03:58 AM   #1
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Deadliest Catch - Sea Of Chaos
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Estimated Achievement Difficulty : 3/10 - Very boring & repetitive though
Offline Achievements : 1000
Online Achievements : 0
Time to get 1000 : 15 Hours
Minimum number of playthroughs to complete achievements : 1 - The campaign missions can be replayed anytime to knock out the few misc. achievements that you may not get while trying to complete the missions main objective.
Number of missable achievements : None
Does difficulty affect achievements : No - There is only 1 difficulty setting and it can't be changed
Glitchy achievements - None
Unobtainable achievements - None
Viral achievement - None

General Game & Guide Information :

This is the 2nd installment of the Deadliest Catch television show for the 360. Unfortunately, this game is FAR different from the 1st game. This game has turned into 4 different minigames to accomplish all your goals with very little interaction from the TV shows personalities. You will be setting pots, picking up pots, sorting crab & unloading crab....yes that is all you do in the game The developers seems to have made this into a minigame-fest with no real thought into the die-hard viewers and video-game enthusiast perspective of the 1st game which was enjoyed by many.

The achievements are rather straightforward except for a few which I will give the "what worked for me to get them" solutions.


Congenial Captain 30 Made friends with a captain.

This achievement doesn't have anything to trigger it but during the game you will get random radio calls from other captains in regards to just chatting or finding a good/bad spot for fishing. I unlocked this during the GREENHORN campaign mission.

While replaying the Greenhorn campaign mission to try and get another achievement I had a call from a captain at the begining saying it was nice chatting. That is what was stated the 1st time I actually got the achievement so I'm guessing it will automatically trigger sometime during that mission for everyone.

Old Salt 200 Won all the campaigns.

The (9) campaigns are as follows :

The Tutorial
Capt. Greenhorn
Duel
Season 4
Bonanza
Full Career
Slim Pickings
Stormy Seas
Underdog

Some of the campaign missions you complete are actual achievements as well. The later missions won't unlock until you complete some of the previous missions. They are pretty self-explanatory but I will give more detail on the individual achievements themselves in regards to what I used and did to complete them.


Lifesaver 50 Rescued a crewmember outside of Practice mode.

For this achievement you will need to be notified by the coast guard that someone is in the sea and you need to rescue them. I didn't have this pop up until later in the campaign. You will probably see this in the FULL SEASON mission a few times towards seasons 5 & 6 and possibly in STORMY SEAS as well.

In order to save the person you will be in your ship and need to PING the sea and find the general area where the person is. Just hit when it starts and then look for the general direction the bounce back wave comes from. Move your ship in that direction and keep pinging until you go over the circle the ping came from.

After you have found the person you will go into a retrieve pots mini game exactly like the one you use to pick up pots during a normal mission. Just speed up or slow down the boat using and then throw the life preserver using . Its all about timing but its really easy.


Fearless 40 Pulled up and sorted crab in Hurricane weather.

This achievement can be gotten during the STORMY SEAS mission. When you drop pots make sure to put them somewhat in the way of the hurricane storm cloud you see on your map view. When you go to pickup the pots make sure the huge circular hurricane cloud is over your pots section and then pick them up & sort the crab. I wasn't even trying for this and got it randomly during another campaign mission but STORMY SEAS is perfect to get it on.


Greenhorn 30 Won the Capt. Greenhorn campaign.

This is the 1st mission after the tutorial. It basically entails you to collect $300,000 worth of crab which is rather easy to do. I would suggest the ship with 80 pots on it and drop 40 in 2 different fishing sections. You should be able to get 3 drops & pickups during the season time if you stick with picking them up around the 35-40 hour mark. I believe I cleared about $500,000 during this mission not really knowing the best places & times for the pots to soak when I did it.

Capable 20 Finished the Tutorial.

This is the 1st campaign mission you will do. Not much to describe except to follow what it tells you and watch the achievement pop at the end
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Old 12-31-2010, 04:00 AM   #2
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Underdog 60 Won the Underdog campaign.

This campaign mission sticks you with a rust bucket of a boat and you are tasked with beating everyone else money-wise. It sounds hard but really isn't. Keep the same strategy of 40 pots dropped per location. You may want to retrieve the pots, sort and drop them in the same spot again if its still above 1/2 on the crab meter on the screen (It is the little yellow bar shown for each fishing circle on the map). Make sure to head to a dock that can repair your boat after your done dropping and/or picking up pots in an area because your rust bucket will need to be repaired quite frequently.

Veteran 100 Won the Full Career campaign.

This is the most time consuming achievement of the game. You will need to complete 6 seasons (3 king crab & 3 opilio = 6 seasons). Your best bet is to take a simple boat on the the first 2 seasons and just fish for money (you do not need to be first in any season, you only need to catch $1,500,000 worth of crab in the last season) so you can buy an expensive boat starting in season 3 or 4. Upgrade the boat to a nice 150+ pots capacity for seasons 5 & 6. During the 6th season my suggestion is to find 2 good spots somewhat close to the top of the screen and near one of the docks and just drop 50 pots in each one. Make sure and see if other boats are in your area. If they are, move to another spot since they will basically turn your crab collection into about 1/3 of what it would normally be based on the yellow bar for crab amount in the area.

Get a good crew as well. I had (2) 3% share schmucks who I alternated the dropping of pots between and then picked a single person for retreiving pots, sorting crab & unloading and only used that particular person on each job. I used Katie & Jonathan for dropping, Neal for retrieving, Lenny for sorting & Freddy for unloading.

Make sure to keep them all rested as much as you can. The more rested they are the longer your bonus bars last, giving you an opportunity for pulling in maybe $200,000-$400,000 extra in a single season that is added to your crab catch totals. When you get close to the end of season 6 you should have well over $1.5 million. I ended up with slightly over $2 million caught at the end of season 6.


Crab Tycoon 80 Earned one million dollars in a single season.

The easiest place to get this wil be in the BONANZA campaign since your goal is to collect $1.5 million in 1 season. You may get it beforehand but this is the 1st guaranteed campaign mission it is easily achieved on.

Captain Hook 50 Got a streak of 20 while retrieving outside of Practice mode.

The hook is a simple minigame where you use & to move the boat slower & faster while using to cast your hook to catch the bouys. The best way I can suggest to get this is to make sure your retrieving a 50 pots pickup so you have a few extra bouys to grab during the mini-game. Your objective is to speed up the boat then slow it down enough to toss the hook in-between the red & green bouys. It is more of a rhythm to get the boat going fast to the next bouy, slow it down, toss the hook then speed up to the next bouy. You will at most get a streak of 23-24 if you only hit one of the moving "5" point bouys. Avoid those and get as many of the "1", "2" & "3" point bouys for the streak.


Fast Hand 50 Got a streak of 16 in the Sorting game outside of Practice mode.

The sorting game involves sorting out bad (barnicles on the crab so it is white-ish looking), the small (about 1/3 the size of a normal king crab and only found during the king crab seasons) and fish (easy to spot) from the regular good crab. The trick to this game is once again, streaks. You will want to either throw out all the bad crab before going to the good crab or vice-versa to get a good streak. If you have a good sorter (4 or 5 bars on their description) then you will get a longer sorting bar streak.

My suggestion is to make sure your pots are pulled from a real good, almost 100% yellow bar, area. When you start sorting see what you have more of initially and throw the OTHER stuff away. Once the sorting area is cleaned out of good or garbage then start to flick the rest to the correct area. With your rested & good sorter the bar last longer so when there are only 3 of an item (good or bad) the next pot will open up. If you space out the last 2-3 items for sorting until the bar is close to being down you can continue the streak into the next pot. If your lucky it will be a pot with lots of whatever you are streaking with and you can get a 16 easily. DO NOT throw the things in the wrong side or your streak will stop. You have a bit of time up to about 10 or 11 before it speeds up a little so you need to be somewhat quick in flicking. My highest streak was 27 when I had some nice pots of opilio one after another. Those crabs would be your best bet to attempt them on.

All Set 50 Set 50 pots outside of Practice mode and got an 'A' without making an error.

This is pretty easy to get anytime. When your ready to set pots make sure to select 50 and then during the driving mini-game just take your time and make sure to use with enough time delay to at least hit the sides of the gray or gold circles without missing. Once more it is all about rhythm and timing. You'll get it easily at least a dozen times during the campaign from being forced to do it so many times!
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Competitor 30 Completed a tournament game.

For this achievement you can just set up a Tournamet using 2 players (1 controller only is needed since you control both PLAYER 1 & PLAYER 2), DUEL and 8 hours per turn. Set up player 1 to go out and drop 10 pots. Rest for 48 hours, retrieve the pots, sort & return to the nearest dock. Unload the crab and then go rest until your turn is over. When player 2 is up just have them rest for the whole time. After the turn for player 2 is over the match will be over and the achievement will unlock.

Soloist 70 Came out on top of a season while hiring only a single crewmember.

This seems tough but I actually whupped Sig's butt on the DUEL campaign using only MONTE as my crewman. I used a boat with 80 pots and then just had monte doing everything! Make sure you have (2) good locations with about 3/4 yellow bar starting crab in the locations. Drop a set of 40 in 1 spot, move to the next spot and drop the other 40 pots. Once dropped, go back to the nearest dock and repair your boat, fill up on fuel and rest at the dock until your time for pots is around 40 hours (including your travel time to the pot location). Pick them up, sort and redrop the pots in the same location then go back to the dock. Repair your ship once more then have MONTE unload. Rest again at the dock until about 40 hours (after travelling) and repeat. I ended up with about $1.1 million after 3 drops & retrievals. I won by about $400,000 with only MONTE

King Crab Jackpot 40 Pulled up a string with more than 80 King Crab per pot.

This is more random then anything. Just make sure to hit some 90-100% yellow bar spots during King Crab season and pick up the pots no more then 48 hours after drop (and no sooner then maybe 45, just rest at the location if necessary to get close to the 48 hours). I believe the maximum I had was 84 and I hit 80 a few times (It doesn't pop the achievement if your at 80 average, only above it).

Steady Hand 50 Offloaded at least 50 crab outside of Practice mode and got an 'A' without making an error.

When you offload crab you have to toss them in from a distance using a guide and the button. There is a swinging crane pulley thing that gets in your way also. What you need to do is make sure your have a large capacity storage boat like something with 100,000 lb capacity so you have enough crab to meet the quota of 50 completed throws. If you hit the pulley at all it will stop you from getting the achievment during that offloading session. I suggest to save at the dock using the cabin & save menu then unload. If you screw up, quit the game and reload the campaign episode and you will be at the same spot before unloading. Take your time and don't worry about streaks. Your objective is to unload basically the whole boat without hitting the crane pulley. If your having trouble just wait until the bucket is on the right side and the pulley is on the left and keep mashing to fill it up as quickly as possible before it starts swinging in front of the crane pulley. A bit of practice and I was able to constantly knock out 50-60 streaks without any issues.

Make sure to use a crew member who has a high offload ranking (4 bars at least) and is well rested.

Master Engineer 50 Collected 8 bonuses during the Patch game outside of Practice mode.

This is the most time consuming achievement to get outside of the Full Season campaign. You need to pick either MATTHEW or NICK (they both have 4 bars for the PATCH ability) first off. You need to go into a tournament, create a 2 player BONANZA & set the turn length to 8 days. Once that is done select PLAYER 2 and have them rest for the full 8 days time frame.

Now the fun part begins!

Pick the boat that has the worst reliability rating (You want it to break down!), fill up your gas tank to maximum, leave the dock and just drive from the farthest fishing point on the left to the farthest fishing point on the right side of the map and keep driving around doing this until you either break something that needs to be repaired or possibly run out of fuel. You are doing this so you can break the motor (or other item) on the boat. Once its broken use either MATTHEW or NICK (Only use 1 person the whole time for patching, don't use anyone else or your time will run out before the tournament is over) and patch the motor. Try to hit as many of the stars (maximum of 6 or 7 stars will be available until your a 5th bar patch ability) as your can. The time you take is irrevelant, hitting the stars will help you gain that 5th bar on the patch ability to enable the 8th star to show up. You will need to repair 3 things before either guys hits a 5th bar on the patch ability. Once they do just drive around until something else breaks and then use that crew member to fix the item for your achievement.
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Old 01-10-2011, 04:46 PM   #4
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nice guide, i was going to start that game today
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nice guide, i was going to start that game today
Thanks and it wasn't a difficult one to do. Pretty straightforward cheevos on this game.
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How boring is this game?
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I'm surprised no one has said anything but for the achievement where you have to play in a tournament. I'm pretty sure you mean each turn is set to "8 Days" not "8 Hours"


Competitor 30 Completed a tournament game.

For this achievement you can just set up a Tournamet using 2 players (1 controller only is needed since you control both PLAYER 1 & PLAYER 2), DUEL and 8 hours per turn. Set up player 1 to go out and drop 10 pots. Rest for 48 hours, retrieve the pots, sort & return to the nearest dock. Unload the crab and then go rest until your turn is over. When player 2 is up just have them rest for the whole time. After the turn for player 2 is over the match will be over and the achievement will unlock.
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I'm having trouble with the slim pickings level. Any general tips for that level?
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Good guide, I'm just about done w/game. I will say 20+ hours is closer to actual time involved to finish.
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Thanks for the guide, just couldn't bring myself to do the full campaign achievement. That would've drove my insane.
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Thanks for the guide, just couldn't bring myself to do the full campaign achievement. That would've drove my insane.
Game is at least 20 to 25 and that is with making very few mistakes
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Awesome work sir. I appreciate the work!
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On the map you can click on other ships to radio them and request or share info with them. I shared info with the same ship after each time I picked up a set of pots and the achievement unlocked after the second time I did so. I used two different spots also.
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