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Old 02-18-2010, 08:03 AM   #1
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Achievement Guide 2.0

Darkest of Days Achievement Guide
By: warhammer666



After much deliberation I decided to write a more in depth and detailed guide. Enjoy and good luck on your quest for 1000.

Overview:

  • Estimated achievement difficulty: 1-2/10
  • Offline achievements: 13 for 1000
  • Online achievements: 0 for 0
  • Approximate amount of time to 1000: 4-7 hours
  • Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
  • Number of miss-able achievements: 2 (Pistol Upgrade & Riffle Upgrade)
  • Do cheat codes disable achievements? no cheats available
  • Does difficulty affect achievements? yes, but stack-able




**Things to keep in mind**

  • You can not replay a mission by selecting it in the briefing room. If you want to do a level you already completed to get an achievement start up a level you have no completed yet. Pause the game by pressing then choose load game. You will see a list of all saved games. This includes all checkpoints as well as the saves right when you start the level.

  • You do not need to complete the whole game multiple times. There is a way to get the "Complete Darkest of Days" & "with chest hair" achievements without spending more time on this waist of a disc called Darkest of days. For further information please refer to the achievement "with chest hair"

  • There is a useful glitch. There is no toggle crouch option. If you want to stay in the crouch position press the . While pressing the press . Just resume the game and your dude will stay in the crouch position until you press the again.




Complete Civil War 25
Complete all levels in the Civil War campaign.

There are 6 mission involving the civil war time frame. The list of mission are as follows.

  1. Night Moves
  2. A Harvest of Carnage
  3. Battle for the Holy Ground
  4. Hide and Seek
  5. A Burnsides too Far
  6. A Rebel Yell (reference to Billy Idol's Rebel Yell)


Complete WW1 25
Complete all levels in the WW1 campaign.

There are 5 mission involving the World War 1 (WW1, WWI) time frame. The list of mission are as follows.

  1. Germans on Run
  2. Onward to Frankenau
  3. Stairway to Petrovich (reference to Led Zeppelin's Stairway to heaven)
  4. Eye of the Competition
  5. Been Here Before




Complete WW2 25
Complete all levels in the WW2 campaign.

There are 3 missions in the WW2 campaign. They are back to back. Meaning when one mission ends the other missing begins right away. You do NOT go to the briefing room between missions. After completing these mission you should have 40+ upgrade points. See Pistol Upgrade for info on that.

  1. The Thin Red Dot
  2. The Gauntlet
  3. Make Your Escape





Secret Mission 75
Locate and complete the secret mission at the end of the game.

Time to get the last achievement in this game. Once you complete the mission in Pompeii you will be brought back to the briefing room. Once here a dude will appear out of no where. He will have a conversion with Dr. Koell. During this conversation make your way to the wooden door located behind the dude talking to Dr. Koell. Walk up to the door and press and Hold . A blue bar will now fill up. Once the conversation is over the secret mission will start. Once you gain control of your dude
make sure you put the difficult back to easy to make this a little easier. All you have to do is defend the dev. team. After about 3 or 4 waves you'll be asked to go to the cemetery. Look at all the crosses. Once you looked at all of them about 5-6 enemy troops will ambush you. Kill them all. Once completed the achievement will pop. Congrats on your 1000!






Complete Darkest of Days 100
Complete all levels in the game on normal difficulty or higher.

Please see the achievement "with chest hair" for more information. Also, the difficulty achievements are stack-able. meaning If you completed the hardest difficulty first then the lower difficulty achievements will pop when completing the hardest achievement.




With Chest Hair 200
Complete all the levels in the game on the highest difficulty.

From the games main menu go to Settings. Once your in the settings menu you will see Game difficulty on the top left hand side. Its right under game settings. Highlight it and press . Press to choose With Chest Hair. Once highlighted press to confirm your choice. Go all the way down and highlight Accept and once again press to confirm. This will bring you back to the main menu. Highlight New Game and press . All you have to do from here in complete the game on this difficulty. Good luck!


Alternitive method

Play through the game on easy and get the majority of the achievements in the game, minus the complete the game on xxx difficulty achievements. You should have 3 achievements left by the time you come to the last level "The Vesuvian Man". Progress through this level like you normally would. After speaking to Dr. Koell he will step into a blue orb and transport to the arena. On your way to the arena you'll have to disable more enemy telesyncs. After killing a shit load of enemies you'll be given an objective "Secure Dr. Koell". Follow the marker. Once your about 30 or so meters press and go to settings. Highlight game difficulty and set it to "with chest hair". Next, highlight accept and press to confirm. Once at the loading screen you get this achievement along with "Complete Darkest of Days". Congrats!





Pistol Upgrade 100
Fully upgrade all pistol settings.

It is impossible to fully upgrade the pistol and riffle in one play-through. Each weapon will need 40 points to fully upgrade it. Wait till you have 40+ total upgrade points, then go to the upgrade table. Purchase all upgrades for the pistol and click OK. Once you click ok the achievement will pop. Reload your save and do the same for the riffle.





Rifle Upgrade 100
Fully upgrade all rifle settings.

See Pistol upgrade for further information on this upgrade achievement.





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Old 02-18-2010, 08:03 AM   #2
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Horse Puncher 100
Punch a horse in the face, killing it.

This can be done on the very first playable level "Little Big Horn" where you have to kill the "injuns". Press to melee a horse. You can NOT melee a dead or friendly horse and have it count for this achievement, I tried lol. Also, you do not have to melee a horse in the face. I hit a horse on its right side and the achievement popped.
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Ghandi Award 100
Complete a combat level without using any lethal attacks.

This achievement is best done on the first civil war mission "Night Moves". Keep moving from check point to checkpoint without killing anyone with any firearms or riffles. Press to equip the chasers. When ever you see any enemies with a blue aura press the to release the chasers. When you see that your chasers are on a enemy with blue aura press to detonate your chasers. Complete this mission with just using your chasers and the achievement will pop at the end of the mission. One thing to keep in mind, use the
to sprint often



Food for thought
You are limited to how many chaser balls you have. Once they are all gone your dude will switch back to his sidearm/riffle. Make sure you do not fire any bullets. However, you can pistol whip enemies. Which is always a plus



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Rage Fists 100
Kill at least 25 NPCs with your bare hands.

Once you begin a level press to equip the chasers. Once you see a enemy press to preform a melee attack. As the achievement description says, you must kill 25 enemies this way. Should take you no longer then 5 minutes or so if you are solely going for this achievement. On easy difficulty its basically once hit with your fist to kill the enemy, making this an easy 100. A good level to get this achievement on is the civil war mission "A Harvest of Carnage" You come across a lot of enemies you can melee.


You can also use the pistol whip method. But to kill the enemies will take 2 hits from any weapon's melee to kill them. It takes one hit from your fists to kill the enemies. You do the math





Bomb Technician 25
Kill yourself with an explosive device.

There are 2 ways of getting this. You can on the WW1 mission "Germans on run". This mission is available right after the tutorial level. Right at the start of the level you will see crates on the left side. There are frags right on top of those crates. Walk up to it to pick up the frags. Toss a frag on the floor in front of you with and walk up to it. Wait a few seconds for it to explode. Once it explodes you will die. Achievement unlocked.

For the impatient people who want the achievement as soon as possible you can do it on the tutorial mission. Frags are the second thing you learn in this level. Toss one in front of you and wait.




Tethered Swimming 25
Die of suffocation underwater.

This can be done on the WW1 mission "Germans on run". There is a river you will come across during one of your objectives (right near the end of the level) Run into the water and keep walking in the water. You will find a spot where you can completely submerge in the water. Right after you die it will pop, just as you are given the you have died screen


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Congrats on you 1000 ! If there is something I missed, or if there is something I can improve upon or word better please let me know. I am open to suggestions. Thank for for using this guide!

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No offense to the person to make the other guide, but this one is much more clear. Please consider a sticky on this one and let the other fade. Thanks warhammer666!
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No offense to the person to make the other guide, but this one is much more clear. Please consider a sticky on this one and let the other fade. Thanks warhammer666!
thanks, glad you liked the guide.

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Stickied. Relax though, we have lots to do, and we DO get to stuff eventually. Nice job on the guide.
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Seems like a straighforward 1k, will be starting this in 30 mins, and hopefully finish it tomorrow, thanx for he guide!
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Thanks very much for the guide. I think it will be very helpful. Now, where is that beer.
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Just to let future people know, yes this is a great easy guide but the Ghandi achievement method is wrong. What you want to do is on the same level, you switch to chasers but melee with the RB button only, if you use the chasers it voids the achievement.

This method will net you 200 achievement points, as long as you melee 25 enemies.
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Just to let future people know, yes this is a great easy guide but the Ghandi achievement method is wrong. What you want to do is on the same level, you switch to chasers but melee with the RB button only, if you use the chasers it voids the achievement.

This method will net you 200 achievement points, as long as you melee 25 enemies.
ummm its not wrong LMAO I used the OPs method and it worked 1st try. So, YOUR wrong
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Yeah, I used them too with no problem. Guide worked fine for me, but I f'ed up and used my 40 points on the rifle on my first playtrough, now I gotta trudge through a faster, but still agitating playthrough.
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ummm its not wrong LMAO I used the OPs method and it worked 1st try. So, YOUR wrong
Well I used that very method and the achievement wouldnt unlock, I even went through that level twice. I then went on Youtube and RoosterTeeth went through just using the melee and I got both achievements.

Also you're wrong here too.
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Well I used that very method and the achievement wouldnt unlock, I even went through that level twice. I then went on Youtube and RoosterTeeth went through just using the melee and I got both achievements.

Also you're wrong here too.

I followed the OPs post word for word, as many others did as well and still got the achievement.

awwwww whats the matter, you know your wrong so your not going to say a peep. How cute!

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