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Old 10-20-2010, 11:03 AM   #1
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Achievement Guide & Road Map

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Overview:
- Estimated achievement difficulty: 7.5/10 (difficulty rating poll)
- Offline: 50 (1000 )
- Online: 0 (0 )
- Approximate amount of time to 1000 : 20+ hrs (depending on skill)
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1 (2 recommended) + tactical challenges
- Number of missable achievements: 7 (see introduction)
- Do cheat codes disable achievements: No cheats
- Does difficulty affect achievements: Yes
- Glitchy achievements: No
- Unobtainable achievements: No
- Extra equipment needed: No


Introduction:

About the game:
"The story is set in the near future. Russia and the United States are vying for ownership of the world's fast-depleting energy resources and the US has constructed a space station in order to harness energy from the sun. Russian forces capture this space station and divert its harvested solar energy into a blast wave that destroys San Francisco, aiming to force the US into a total and unconditional surrender. In response, the US tasks its armed forces with recapturing the space station before the Russians can annihilate their next target - New York."

You play as Sam Gideon, a government agent kitted out with a futuristic battlesuit. A versatile war fighter with a huge arsenal of weaponry at his disposal, Sam also has an array of martial arts skills that he can use to take down his robot enemies. Fast, fluid and frenetic... this is gaming at its most explosive and exciting, as you storm into battle. Experience a game character like no other... Sam is the ultimate weapon, donning a futuristic battle suit of destructive firepower and superhuman speed and agility. Fight your way through the enormous, open environments of the space station. The most advanced, futuristic city in the skies becomes home to the action. (source: official site)
From the creator of the Resident Evil series (Shinji Makima), developped by the same guys from Bayonetta and MadWorld (Platinum Games), to bring us this awesome Sci-Fi third person action shooter, welcome to... VANQUISH! (trailers)


About the achievements:
This game has a total of 50 achievements and requires only one playthrough + some tactical challenges to get 1000, although 2 playthroughs are recommended. There are no achievements that require you to play online, all of them can be gotten offline. Of the achievements, 7 are unlocked simply by playing through the story and will net you 265 if you play on casual or normal difficulty, or 13 achievements netting you 440 if you play on hard difficulty. The campaign on hard difficulty will take roughly 10-15 hours depending on skill. On casual it would be 3-4 hours. About the missable achievements, there is the Living Legend achievement which requires you to do a full playthrough without dying once! I decided to put the story related achievements as missable too, because if you choose to use "mission select" while still in your playthrough, you will fail those achievements. See the warning below. The remaining achievements will require you to collect Pangloss status, perform certain acts on particular missions, kill x enemies in a specific way, upgrade weapons, complete a full campaign without dying, and lastly... complete all tactical challenges.
In the achievement guide, we'll be talking about several kinds of enemies. To know which one is which, you can find all this and other cool stuff on Sega's official Vanquish website. The achievement guide WILL contain spoilers!! Don't say you haven't been warned!
Based upon several reports, 49/50 achievements can be rated as medium difficult. There is only one achievement related to the tactical challenges, that will make many of you break their controller, as it seems pretty hard and frustrating to get! Good luck!


Warning:
(!) "Complete all Acts" (see Survivor) requires playing through all Acts consecutively. If you use mission select at any time in your playthrough, you will not get the achievement for completing the game even though you have literally completed all Acts and have the achievements for each Act! You won't unlock the Living Legend achievement either!
(!) The same applies to "Complete Act #". If you use mission select before having finished an entire Act, you will not get the achievement related to completing that particular Act. (thanks vithzeral for pointing this out).
(!) When you use mission select, even after having beaten the game, all your weapons will be set to standard settings without any upgrades!


Step 1.1: Beat the game on Hard difficulty
Yes, that's right! Start on hard difficulty. If you're playing the game for the story and not for the achievements, go to step 1.2! The campaign is not too hard, but can be challenging at times. As mentioned in the introduction, you can get all but one of the achievements on your first playthrough. The achievements you've missed on your playthrough can easily be gotten using the "mission select", best after beating the game.
There are several reasons why I'd suggest to do 2 playthroughs. First, it's a fast paced game, and you'll really want to keep the adrenaline flowing through your veins and enjoy the story, unlocking all the "Complete Act"-related achievements (including the tutorial). On hard difficulty, you might die a lot (I did)! Sometimes it gets easier to get through a particular boss battle because of reloading checkpoint in the mission failed menu, as you'll get to keep your weapon upgrades and ammo restock, but doing so will make you miss the living legend achievement.


Step 1.2: Second playthrough on Casual difficulty (optional) + Pangloss statues + stay alive
Start a new campaign on casual or casual auto. You will blast through the missions. You can take your time to get the remaining Pangloss statues, the ones you didn't find in the previous step. I did casual auto and clocked off at 3h30 playtime, and that is with looking for 70+ of these statues. It'll be easier to get the Act-related achievements, such as "Flyswatter" just to name one. On casual difficulty it'll take many many bullets before you go into critical damage, making it easier to get the "Living Legend" achievement. Keep in mind the "Living Legend" achievement's description, in case you still would die on this playthrough.

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Step 2: Mop up
Use this step to get all the achievements you didn't unlock in the previous steps, using the "mission select" feature. Refer to the achievement's description on how and where to unlock them. You should end this step having 49/50 of the achievements bringing your gamerscore to 950/1000. The last achievement brings you to step 3.


Step 3: Tactical Challenges
This step is... very challenging! To get this last achievement, you need to do all 5 waves on all 6 challenges. Many challenges will be quite frustrating, especially challenge 6. I hope you'll all succeed. Good luck!


Conclusion:
Overall, this game is a medium difficult 950 and I think many gamers will be satisfied with this gamerscore. For the lucky ones who got the 1000, well done!!! It will be another completed game to be very proud of! I hope the guide and road map have been useful. Thanks for using it.


Credits:
For their efforts on contributing and support, whether it be directly or indirectly, to help me make this guide as it is today, I'd like to take a moment to specially thank these people (alphabetically): Cryptic Shock, deathdealerv, demi, DOPE BOI, DoubleA Ron2222, DubNut86, F8L Fool, hayabusaDGO (thanks for the videos!), hilfe1208, Kaspanova, Kotei Z, kr4t0s, Lelouch345, miGu sama, Mikekips, MoluJpn, odetothegun, playinghalotoday, RoosterTeeth, sepulturas666, Solty (for his commitment!), Unr3quit3d, vithzeral







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One Day at DARPA10 OK
Complete all DARPA training exercises.

At the very beginning of the game, Elena will ask you to use your to check the camera controls and tell you to change them in the system settings if they seem inverted. After that, you'll come into a tutorial menu. Once you've gone through the full tutorial, the achievement will unlock. The tutorials to be done are:

- Camera Controls
- Basic Control
- Movement
- Weapons & Tactics
- Close Quarter
- AR Mode



Space Normandy15 OK
Complete Act 1.

Story related achievement BUT can be missed!

See also "Operation Overlod II" and "Survivor"



Storming Grand Hill15 OK
Complete Act 2.

Story related achievement BUT can be missed!

See also "Ain't Life Grand?" and "Survivor"



I Don't Speak Kreon!15 OK
Complete Act 3.

Story related achievement BUT can be missed!

See also "Cry on, Kreon!" and "Survivor"



My Way15 OK
Complete Act 4.

Story related achievement BUT can be missed!

See also "The High Way" and "Survivor"



End to Major Combat Operations15 OK
Complete Act 5.

Story related achievement BUT can be missed!

See also "Mission Accomplished" and "Survivor"



Survivor30 OK
Complete all Acts.

Story related achievement BUT can be missed!

Warning:
(!) "Complete all Acts" requires playing through all Acts consecutively. If you use mission select at any time in your playthrough, you will not get the achievement for completing the game even though you have literally completed all Acts and have the achievements for each Act! You won't unlock the Living Legend achievement either!
(!) The same applies to "Complete Act #". If you use mission select before having finished an entire Act, you will not get the achievement related to completing that particular Act. (thanks vithzeral for pointing this out).
(!) When you use mission select, even after having beaten the game, all your weapons will be set to standard settings without any upgrades!

Once you've completed all missions on all acts, you will get this achievement after the credits.

Act 1:
Mission 1: Lading
Mission 2: Breach
Mission 3: Giant
Mission 4: Rescue
Mission 5: Trust
Mission 6: Darkness
Mission 7: Seismic
Mission 8: Hostile

Act 2:
Mission 1: River
Mission 2: Rapids
Mission 3: Nightmare
Mission 4: Struggle
Mission 5: Assault
Mission 6: Stronghold

Act 3:
Mission 1: Forward
Mission 2: Attack
Mission 3: Vertigo
Mission 4: Dragon
Mission 5: Despair
Mission 6: Infiltrate
Mission 7: Phantoms

Act 4:
Mission 1: Silence
Mission 2: Brink
Mission 3: Maneuver
Mission 4: Slave
Mission 5: Emancipation

Act 5:
Mission 1: Denouement
Mission 2: Soldier
Mission 3: Deception

See also "ARS Operator"



Operation Overlord II25 OK
Complete Act 1 on Hard difficulty or above.

Same as with the Space Normandy achievement, except done on Hard or God Hard difficulty setting.

Starting your first playthrough on Hard will unlock both achievements at the end of Act 1.

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Ain't Life Grand?25 OK
Complete Act 2 on Hard difficulty or above.

Same as with the Storming Grand Hill achievement, except done on Hard or God Hard difficulty setting.

Starting your first playthrough on Hard will unlock both achievements at the end of Act 2.



Cry on, Kreon!25 OK
Complete Act 3 on Hard difficulty or above.

Same as with the I Don't Speak Kreon! achievement, except done on Hard or God Hard difficulty setting.

Starting your first playthrough on Hard will unlock both achievements at the end of Act 3.



The High Way25 OK
Complete Act 4 on Hard difficulty or above.

Same as with the My way achievement, except done on Hard or God Hard difficulty setting.

Starting your first playthrough on Hard will unlock both achievements at the end of Act 4.



Mission Accomplished25 OK
Complete Act 5 on Hard difficulty or above.

Same as with the End to Major Combat Operations achievement, except done on Hard or God Hard difficulty setting.

Starting your first playthrough on Hard will unlock both achievements at the end of Act 5.



ARS Operator50 OK
Complete all Acts on Hard difficulty or above.

Same as with the Survivor achievement, except done on Hard or God Hard difficulty setting.

Starting your first playthrough on Hard will unlock both achievements at the end of the campaign.

See also "Survivor" for mission breakdown and other useful information!



Gun Runner10 OK
Scan and acquire all weapons.

You will get this one very early in the game, even before Act 2. There are 10 weapons to be found in the game. To pick up and add a new weapon to your BLADE memory, press when you come across a new one. Assuming you did the tutorial, you will start with 7/10 weapons that you acquired and put in your BLADE memory. This means that you're still missing the Sniper Rifle, Lock-On Laser and the LFE Gun.
You can always access your "Armory" by pressing while in the game to check which ones you have and how much upgraded they are.

1. Assault Rifle
2. Heavy Machine Gun
3. Shotgun
4. Sniper Rifle (earliest found on Act 1-3: Giant)
5. Disk Launcher
6. Rocket Launcher
7. Lock-On Laser (earliest found on Act 1-5: Trust)
8. LFE Gun (earliest found on Act 1-6: Darkness)
9. Hand Grenade
10. EMP Emitter

See also "King of the Kill"



King of the Hill20 OK
Level a weapon up to maximum operational capability.

Throughout the game, you'll come across green crates with "Marines" written on it. Approach one of these crates and press to reveal the (random) weapon it contains, then press to pick it up. There are also grey metal drop pods where you can get weapons from. Unlike the crates, these drop pods have no random weapons. Once you find a drop pod with an Assault Rifle, that same drop pod will always have an Assault Rifle. Also, when you revive a teammate, he'll drop a random weapon as well. So do enemies on occasion.

As you'll probably remember from the tutorial, picking up a same weapon you're already carrying, will upgrade that same weapon gradually if your ammo on that weapon you're carrying is at full capacity.

Sometimes, enemies can drop an "Upgrade" item instead of a weapon. This will upgrade by a full rank (1 star) the weapon you're actually using in combat. So, before picking up this upgrade, be sure to select the weapon you wish to upgrade by selecting it using the D-pad.
Some weapons will be fully upgraded with 6 stars (grenades, rocket launcher), other weapons will be fully upgraded with 11 stars (assault rifle, heavy machine gun).
You'll know that a weapon is fully upgraded as it'll show you a symbol (eagle with three stars) below that weapon in the bottom right of your screen.

You should get this achievement way before the end of the game. Just open every crate you come across and pick up every weapon especially if you're already carrying it.
But if you're in a hurry, a quick and easy way to get this achievement, is on Act 1-3 (Giant). On the part of the level where you have to defeat KNRB-0 Argus, there are approx. 8 weapons to pick up. Pick them up, let yourself get killed, choose "checkpoint", rinse and repeat. Note that doing it this way, you will miss the Living Legend achievement. Refer to the achievement's description for more information.



Fight or Flight10 OK
Manually trigger AR Mode and destroy an enemy robot.

See "Adrenaline Rush"



Adrenaline Rush20 OK
Manually trigger AR Mode and destroy three enemy robots in a row.

When boosting, evading, or when exiting cover, AR Mode can be triggered manually by pushing . This will put you into slow motion and a timer will be activated. You have to kill three robots before the timer runs out! The AR Mode will cancel automatically when the action is complete, your AR Suit overheats, or when the is released.

To manually activate AR Mode:
- boosting: hold +
- evading: push + press + hold
- exiting cover: push + press + hold

The red robots seem to be easy kills, especially on casual difficulty and/or with a fully upgraded Assault Rifle/Heavy Machine Gun. Make sure the robots stand close to eachother, this will make it so much easier. Try to go for headshots as well, it helps a lot! Once the AR Mode timer runs out of time, your ARS temperature gauge will indicate it's overheated, so go into cover for a moment of cooldown.

Alternatively solution as suggested by Solty on casual difficulty, is to use the Lock-On Laser on a group of red robots hiding behind cover when you're in AR Mode.
Another method would be throwing one or two grenades () at red robots grouped together, and when it hits the ground, go in AR Mode. If the grenades explode and destroys at least 3 robots, the achievement is yours. If all this fails, try again on casual auto.



Going in for the Kill10 OK
Destroy ten enemy robots with melee attacks.

See "A Heartbreaker and Lifetaker"

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A Heartbreaker and Lifetaker30 OK
Destroy 100 enemy robots with melee attacks.

You can melee attack robots by while standing or boosting, and press when you're next them. Sam will then perform a melee attack depending on the weapon that has been selected for combat. Different weapon combo will result in different melee attack moves!

Some examples provided by Solty:
- disc launcher : no AR used, and disc is fired at the end of the melee
- shotgun : hold for supercharged punch
- assault rifle : tap repeatedly for flurry of punches
- HMG : press + hold LT to activate AR mode after the kick
- all weapons : boost with + press + hold to activate AR mode after the kick

Try melee attacks at least once with each and every weapon to see Sam's melee attack move to find the one you find most efficiently. Be careful though, as every melee attack will make your ARS temperature gauge overheat, so get some cover after a melee attack. There is only one combo which won't make your AR Suit overheat, and that is when you've set the disc launcher as your main weapon.

As soon as you've destroyed 10 robots with melee attacks, you will unlock the Going in for the Kill achievement. Do this 90 more times and you will get the A Heartbreaker and a Lifetaker one as well. The melee attacks are cummulative across all playthroughs.

If you didn't get this achievement throughout the game, then level select after you've beaten the game, and select Act 2-1 (River) on casual difficulty. You will start with a weapon crate at the very beginning. Kick it open. If it's the disc launcher, pick it up and let yourself get killed, then choose "checkpoint". That way, you can reload the last checkpoint over and over again, and have the disc launcher right from the start. Or, pick up the sniper rifle which is always there in a drop pod. I found that doing melee attacks with the sniper rifle equipped, I could kick multiple robots with a single melee attack. Anwyays, boost under the truck and perfom as many melee attacks as you can. Then, press and choose "checkpoint". Rinse and repeat until you get the achievement.



Helloooo, Nurse5 OK
Revive a friendly troop.

See "Knight in Shining White Armor"



Knight in Shining White Armor15 OK
Revive 20 friendly troops.

When one of your NPC teammates is severely wounded, you'll see a cross in a circle above him. Immediately make your way to him before he dies (eventually by boosting, hold ), and press when prompted to revive him. Do this 20 times to unlock this achievement. Doing this the first time will unlock the Helloooo, Nurse achievement. Upon reviving him, you'll be rewarded with a random weapon that he will drop.



Death Wish20 OK
Destroy three enemy robots while in damage-triggered AR Mode.

When you took a critical amount of damage, the AR Mode will be engaged automatically,
Similar to the Adrenaline Rush achievement, you have to kill 3 enemy robots before the timer runs out of time.

The red robots seem to be easy kills, especially on casual difficulty and/or with a fully upgraded Assault Rifle/Heavy Machine Gun. Make sure the robots stand close to eachother, this will make it so much easier. Try to go for headshots as well, it helps a lot! Once the AR Mode timer runs out of time, your ARS temperature gauge will indicate it's overheated, so go into cover for a moment of cooldown. If all this fails, try again on casual auto.



40 Yard Dash30 OK
Maintain a Boost dash to the limit of the ARS reactor without overheating.

Quite easy achievement. As soon as you gain control of Sam in Act 1-1 (Landing), you'll come into a long hallway. Hold to boost while you keep an eye on the ARS (Augmented Reaction Suite) temperature gauge on the bottom right of your screen. This temperature gauge will start to heat up while you're boosting. Once this gauge is almost fully red (leave a tiny bit of blue), let go the and the achievement should be yours. If you hold for too long, the AR Suit will get overheated and you will need a moment of cooldown before you can try again.

If you're still not sure how to get this, look at the video below. Look at the 00:58 mark, there will be a bit of blue left. That's where the author lets go the unlocking the achievement as you can see.

(credits to samdaman118)


Home Run10 OK
Destroy an incoming missile or grenade.

See "Home Run God"



Home Run God10 OK
Destroy ten incoming missiles or grenades.

Some enemy robots will be firing missilies or throwing timed grenades at you, especially the KNRB-0 Argus (first encounter in Act 1-3: Giant) loves to treat you with a massive amount of these. As soon as you see missiles fired at you, go into manually AR Mode to slow down your surroundings, then aim for the missiles and shoot them out of the sky. As soon as you destroy the first missile, it will unlock the Home Run achievement. Destroy 9 more of these to get the Home Run God unlocked.

(credits to Geoff and Jack/RoosterTeeth)


Brutality Bonus10 OK
Destroy a Romanov's arms and legs, then finish it with a melee attack.

The Romanov is one of the bigger robots you'll come across in the game, is grey-coloured, has some nasty weapons, and a red weak spot on the back. The Romanov appears for the first time in Act 1-3 (Giant). You'll find Romanovs in three forms: rocket, drill and flame types.

Before taking care of the Romanov, focus on the regular red robots and take them out first. Once taken care of the regular ones, destroy a Romanov's leg and arm to start with. Going into AR Mode will make it easier to focus on particular body parts. Once he's just a pile of scrap metal crawling on the floor, shoot him a couple of times to deplete his health bar. Once he's about to be destroyed, walk up to him and press to finish the job, giving you the achievement for it. If it didn't work by just disabling one leg/arm, try to get them both out of service, especially on harder difficulties as destroying all legs and arms will destroy the Romanov on casual difficulty.

Since you have to finish him of with a melee attack to get this achievement, it will also unlock the Romanov This! one.



Romanov This!20 OK
Destroy a Romanov with a melee attack.

See "Brutality Bonus" and/or "The Hand of God"

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The Hand of God30 OK
Destroy two Romanovs in a row using only melee attacks.

The most important word in the achievement's description, is "only". An easy Act to get this achievement on, is Act 2-1 (River) on casual difficulty, but there will be other opportunities later in the game as well. On Act 2-1, you'll come out in the open where you will find 2 Romanovs.

Get close to one, melee attack it , and seek cover as your ARS temperature gauge will indicate it's overheated. Solty has suggested not to use the disc launcher, as it will launch a disc at the end of the melee attack, and thus it won't count as a melee. Boost-melee seems to be quite destructive! Rinse and repeat these steps. Focus on one Romanov at a time. But never shoot at the Romanov, only melee attacks. It's alright if your NPC teammates shoot at it, as long as you don't!! If you accidentally shot one, press and reload last checkpoint, then try again. On casual difficulty this shouldn't be challenge at all, as you almost seem invulnerable.

Since you can only use melee attacks to get this achievement, it will also unlock the Romanov This! one.



Robots Tend to Blow Up10 OK
Destroy three enemy robots at once with one hand grenade.

Throughout the game, you'll find several enemy robots grouped together, especially when drop offs from an enemy ship. Make sure you equip the hand grenade selecting it by pressing , then throw one () into a group of enemy robots. The regular red robots are the easiest to destroy.

On Act 1-3 (Giant), at some point Elena will say that the gates are open. On the north-west side, as soon as the gates open, there will be a number of red regular robots coming down the stairs. Just throw a grenade at them and the achievement is yours. If it didn't work, press and reload last checkpoint. This time, throw an EMP Emitter first immediately followed a hand grenade. You'll get plenty of other opportunities throughout the game.

(credits to Geoff and Jack/RoosterTeeth)


Hole-in-One5 OK
Destroy a Chicane with a hand grenade.

A Chicane is a crab like robot that deploys a wall to protect the enemy robots behind it. At the very beginning of Act 2-1 (River), turn left and you'll see a truck on the left side with a robot on top of a truck firing with the turret, and on the right of it you'll see a long small wall. These are 4 Chicane robots. Just throw 1 or more hand grenades () at them, and you'll should get the achievement instantly after exploding.



Short Circuit20 OK
Destroy ten enemy robots that have been disabled with an EMP emitter.

Very easy one as well! Make sure you equip the EMP Emitter selecting it by pressing , then throw one () into a group of enemy robots. This will stun them for a brief moment (they will be surrouned by electric sparks). Eliminate the robots while they are stunned. After you've destroyed 10 of them, one less achievement to go.

(credits to hayabudsaDGO)


Two Birds with One Stone20 OK
Destroy two or more enemy robots at once with the LFE gun.

At the beginning of Act 1-6 (Darkness) and after the cutscene where the APC "Mike" bursts through, you'll see the LFE gun for the first time on your right side (yellowish). Pick it up, and immediately equip it. As you move forward, there will be a few bug like robots crawling your way. Just shoot at them with the LFE gun and the achievement will pop.

If you didn't get it right away, a little further on that same level, there will be some huge "jellyfish" enemies with a lot of green dots coming your way. Destroy one and they'll stop moving. The green dots will become red dots, and it then explodes. Be sure to equip the LFE gun before it explodes, because you'll get a new opportunity of smaller bug like robots to destroy with it.



Trick Shot20 OK
Destroy three enemy robots at once with rocket launcher splash damage.

You will find plenty of rocket launchers in the game. Pick one up, and equip it. You have to destroy three enemy robots with a single missile. As for many other achievements, the weaker red regular enemy robots seem to be the best to shoot at. If you see a group of these ones, just fire a missile into them. Having the rocket launcher upgraded a couple of times might help as well (more damage).

You can also get this achievement while going for the Smoke 'em if ya got 'em achievement. Refer to that achievement's description to find a video guide.



Flash! King of the Impossible30 OK
Destroy four enemies simultaneously with the Lock-on Laser.

Alright, this one took me several attempts to get. You'll find this weapon for the first time in Act 1-5 (Trust). This weapon shoots 4 homing missiles to the targets you've picked with the laser (). Another important part for this achievement to succeed, is that you must kill all 4 enemies with one shot. So, hold and move your to pick the enemies. As the homing missiles fly up in the sky, then rain down on the regular red robots, it'll be considered as headshots and thus insta-kills. But my problem was that some robots got locked-on twice. You may want to go into manual AR Mode to make it easier as well. Having the lock-on laser upgraded a couple of times, will fire more homing missiles.

If you didn't get this achievement throughout the game, then level select after you've beaten the game, and select Act 2-1 (River) on casual difficulty. You will start with a weapon crate at the very beginning. Kick it open. If it's a lock-on laser, pick it up and let yourself get killed, then choose "checkpoint". That way, if you fail, you can reload the last checkpoint and you'll have the lock-on laser right from the start.
Then, boost under the truck to get behind the red robots and the Chicanes. Don't worry too much about the robot using the turret. Now, destroy the red robots but leave 1 or 2 for your NPC teammates to focus on. Go into manual AR Mode and start depleting the health bar (but leave a small amount of health though) on all the Chicanes using the assault rifle or heavy machine gun.
Then, switch to your lock-on laser, press and start targeting the remaining red robots and chicanes using your , and you should get it. If not, reload last checkpoint, and try again.

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Piece by Piece20 OK
Destroy the arms, head, and back of an KNRB-0 Argus robot.

You will be introduced to the KNRB-0 Argus robot for the first time on Act 1-3 (Giant). This huge robot comes into 2 phases. The first phase, it will be four-legged. Shoot at the yellow glow on the arms and legs, destroying bits of the core in between when it's exposing it. After destroying the core, you will get a QTE.

In its second phase, the KNRB-0 Argus robot will be standing on 2 legs. Again, shoot the yellow glow on his arms. Now, looking back at the achievement's description, are 2 words of great importance: "head" and "back". You won't see that same yellow glow on the head nor the back, but if you aim at it, you will see it also has a health bar. Now destroy both head and back. The order is of no importance. You might shoot the back first, then the head, or vice versa. It really doesn't matter. Once all these are destroyed, destroy the legs to expose the core a couple more times. As soon as you destroy the robot, the achievement will unlock.

If you didn't get this throughout the game, then you could try this. Select Act 2-3 (Nightmare) on casual difficulty after having beaten the game. Enter the building, destroy the few enemies, and once you get out of the building, you'll be in the open again with 2 of these KNRB-0 Argus robots. One will be four-legged, the other one in the back will be two-legged. Go for the one in the back as it's already transformed into its second phase. Try to get weapon upgrades along the way. If you happen to die, reload last checkpoint. The reason why I didn't pick the one from Act 1-3, is that if you die when the Argus is in its second phase, you'll have to go all the way again to get it transformed from 4 to 2 legs.



That Ended Up Working Out Nicely10 OK
After taking control of the enemy transport in Act 2-2, do not let a single enemy escape.

Only on Act 2-2: Rapids

On Act 2-2 (Rapids), you'll be for the first time on a vessel with multiple waggons. After shooting a bunch of robot enemies on another identical vehicle, the one you're on will get stuck after a while. Once stuck, you'll have to take care of another set of robot enemies located in and on buildings. At some point, Elena will tell enemy ships are dropping in.

Continue fighting like you did before, until have to catch up one of the enemy ships, engaging a QTE. If you do exactly as prompted on screen, you'll get a cutscene where Sam kicks a red enemy robot off the ship and you take control of it.
This ship has 4 turrets, one on each corner of the ship, but you cannot use these. In fact, Elena will take control of them. All you'll have to do, is aim using your and shoot using (not as with the regular weapons!)

Another enemy vessel, similar to the one you were on before, will catch up. In order to get the achievement, you'll have to kill all enemies as fast as possible on that vessel.



Failure Breeds Success15 OK
Destroy two Argus robots in Act 2-3 while they are in bipedal mode.

Only on Act 2-3: Nightmare

Remember the KNRB-0 Argus from Act 1-3 (Giant)? Well, you'll be facing two of these now! I suggest doing this one on casual difficulty, preferably using level select after having beaten the game.
From the start of this Act, enter the building in front of you, destroy the few enemies inside, and once you're back outside, you'll find 2 of these KNRB-0 Argus robots. One will be four-legged, the other one in the back will be two-legged. It took me a moment to figure out what I had to do, until someone put me on track (thanks kr4t0s). In order to get this achievement, both KNRB-0 Argus robots have to be two-legged before you destroy them!

Take care of the four-legged one to start with, because the two-legged one in the back won't be attacking you (unless you start attacking it) as it'll be too busy attacking the ally ship flying around (thanks Solty). Back to the four-legged one, shoot its weak spots on the arms and legs, and the core when exposed. From the moment the core gets destroyed, a QTE will be triggered.

Remember, in Act 1-3, you had to use the buttons as prompted to make the Argus transform into its second phase? In this Act, it is the opposite!! Pressing the correct buttons when prompted, is NOT what we want to do this time, because this will destroy the Argus. Instead, do nothing at all in this QTE!! It will transform into its second phase and become two-legged (bi-pedal). Destroy both of them when 2-legged.

Here's a video that might help. The author starts attacking the 2-legged one first, then the 4-legged one. In fact, it doesn't matter which one gets destroyed first. But the video should give you an idea.

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Leibniz Defense Agency10 OK
Defend the Pangloss statue in Act 3-2.

Only on Act 3-2: Attack

Remember those little Pangloss statues you've been shooting at? Or perhaps you haven't found any yet? Anyways, there's a big stone one on the plaza near the end of Act 3-2. In order to get this achievement, you have to destroy every enemy and complete the mission with the big Pangloss statue intact. It is not as hard as it sounds.

When you cross the bridge and arrive at the plaza, you will be ambushed from all sides mainly by red regular robots. They aren't any threat to that statue. The real threat will be an enemy vehicle with circular saw blades in front of it, the same one from Act 1-5 (Trust). Once you've destroyed some robots, you'll get an animation of this vehicle breaking through the rubble.

This vehicle is pretty fast and can destroy the statue in a matter of seconds. So, as soon as this vehicle appears, stun it by throwing an EMP Emitter at it, then shoot at the core at the back side of it. Rinse and repeat if necessary. On casual difficulty, you can destroy this vehicle with the rocket launcher. It should take no more than 3 hits (thanks Solty)

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Tightrope Walker10 OK
Destroy two cannons in Act 3-3 and complete the mission.

Only on Act 3-3: Vertigo

This is a tricky one! In this mission you'll come to a section where you'll have to cross a highway bridge collapsing from under your feet. At the end of that bridge, there are a couple of big cannons that will start collapsing, and 2 Romanovs as well. You just have to destroy any 2 cannons and finish the mission.

If you get all the way to the Romanovs, you'll see a big cannon behind them. The other one is to your left. Ignore the Romanovs or any other enemy! Destroy the cannon to your left to begin with. Then, take out the other one behind the Romanovs. You have to be quick and destroy both cannons before the bridge collapses. So, you might want to use the AR Mode here. Once both are destroyed, quickly boost past the Romanovs to end this mission and get the achievement.

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Fisher is the Other Sam15 OK
Proceed on the monorail in Act 3-4 without being spotted by the enemy troops or searchlights.

Only on Act 3-4: Dragon

From the start of this mission, you'll be on a monorail transport vehicle with 4 sniper rifles on it. You will need these weapons. Don't use them to upgrade your weapon, as you will need them for their ammo.

Elena will mark the searchlights for you to destroy. Half way through this mission, an enemy patrol will fly your way. Quickly go into AR Mode and shoot 1 or 2 times at the robot. If you succeed in destroying that patrol, you will remain undetected. Note that you can also try to get the Flyswatter achievement on this same run! Now, continue destroying the remaining searchlights.
If you have been spotted by the enemy patrol or the searchlights (you will hear the alarm going off), then reload last checkpoint. If not, the achievement will unlock at the end of your ride.

See also "Flyswatter" for video guide on both achievements!



Flyswatter20 OK
Destroy all the floating turrets in Act 3-4.

Only on Act 3-4: Dragon

From the start of this mission, you'll be on a monorail transport vehicle with 4 sniper rifles on it. You will need these weapons. Don't use them to upgrade your weapon, as you will need them for their ammo.

Half way through this mission, you will have to take care of an enemy patrol. After this has been done, stay alert! At some point, your NPC teammate will say "Enemies ahead"! Use your sniper rifle's scoop and zoom in on the tunnel (to adjust zoom, press ). There will be 2 floating enemy turrets moving from right to left. These are the ones you want to take care of. Shoot the robots in the head if possible. You might also want to go in AR Mode to give you more sniping time. The achievement will unlock from the moment you destroy the 2nd floating turret.

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Do not allow any friendly armor to be destroyed during Act 3-5.

Only on Act 3-5: Despair

In order to get this achievement, you have to protect your ally APC from being destroyed. From the start of this mission, you will notice in front of you an elevated walkway that can be accessed from both left or right ramps. You will want to go up that walkway, then to the center. There are 4 gun turrets you can take control of. Use the gun turrets to take care of the enemies.

Once the first set of enemies have been destroyed, use one of the 2 gun turrets on the north side (facing that huge blasting cannon, which is the Kreon). You will get a brief animation of an ally APC driving from under the walkway. This is where the show begins! Do you see that rock in the center at the back of the court? From behind that rock, you will see enemy vehicles with circular saw blades in front if them, coming left and right. You will need to destroy all 5 enemy vehicles as fast as possible, before they get the chance to destroy one of your vehicles. Using the turrets makes getting this achievement a walk in the park.



Hurry the #@$% Up!10 OK
Destroy five or more enemy transports from atop the Kreon in Act 3-7.

Only on Act 3-7: Phantoms

Work your way to the top of the Kreon. After having fought an "unknown" morphing enemy for the second time, you will take an elevator to the very top of the Kreon and be back outside. Walk to the yellowish thing at the back, which will trigger a cutscene showing the Kreon's energy conduit and Sam saying something about destroying it. Once you gain control of Sam again, do not destroy the energy conduit just yet!

Instead, go behind it, and you will find a gun turret manned by a red robot. Kill the bot, then use the gun turret. There are plenty of red enemy transport ships flying around. You must destroy at least 5 of these to get this achievement. As soon you've destroyed the 5th one, the achievement unlocks.

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Civil Disobedience30 OK
Ignore the elevator start order in Act 4-1. Instead, hold position and destroy all reinforcements.

Only on Act 4-1: Silence

On this mission, you will be in a wooded area where you will have to eliminate the enemy resistance. At some point, you'll be given the instruction to go to the elevator, where you will have to fend off the enemy whilst waiting for the elevator to arrive.

Once the elevator has arrived, you'll be told to board the elevator. Go camp inside the building and red robots from outside will start assaulting you. You'll get the instruction to push the elevator activation switch. DON'T!! Even if Burns or Elena say you must activate the elevator, just keep fighting the many waves of red robots until you got the last one. As soon as you destroy the very last one of them, the achievement unlocks instantly.

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Buzzard Beater30 OK
Destroy the Buzzard without allowing it to reach ground level in Act 5-1.

Only on Act 5-1: Denouement

For this specific achievement, miGu sama found a good strategy to get the job done:

Once the door opens to this area, rocket boost towards the left. There will be a bunker there with gatling guns. Equip frag grenades and throw one or two into the bunker to damage or even destroy the droids inside. There will be regular red droids and armored ones.

Once you open the door to the bunker, immediately trigger AR Mode as there will be an armored droid heading towards you. Depending on the success of your grenade toss, there might be two or three droids remaining. Destroy them quickly and equip your EMP grenades.

Toss an EMP grenade towards the Buzzard to stun it and then quickly man the gatling gun (NOTE: grab the one that is closer to the Buzzard). Shoot the Buzzard for roughly 4 to 5 seconds, let go of the gun and immediately aim and throw another EMP grenade at the Buzzard. After throwing, take control of the gatling gun once again and fire.

It will probably take a few EMPs to get the job done. If you do not use EMPs, the Buzzard will jump off the platform when its health is about 50%. If you do see the Buzzard jump, just Pause -> Checkpoint to restart at the beginning of that firefight, because the game will autosave as soon as the Buzzard hits the floor!

If you didn't manage to get in on your playthrough, you can always level select after having beaten the game and try on casual difficulty setting.

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Smoke 'em if ya got 'em!30 OK
Destroy 10 enemies distracted by cigarettes during one mission.

First, you must get into cover. To get into cover, get close to a fixed object such as a wall or something and press . While you're in cover, press to light up a cigarette. Sam will light up a smoke, then throw it away which will distract the robots and they will start shooting at the cigarette. Shoot the robots while they're distracted. If you happen to destroy 2 or more robots distracted from a single cigarette, you will get the Auld Lang Syne achievement. If you manage to kill 10 robots during a single mission, you'll be rewarded with the Smoke 'em if ya got 'em! achievement. Note that you only have 3 cigarettes per mission. To see how many cigarettes you have left, look at the bottom right of your screen. It's that little 'stick' above your weapons that looks like this "\"

As shown in the video below, a great spot to get this achievement on, is near the end of Act 3-5 (Despair) right before you have to board the Kreon. On this particular area, the Kreon will be on your left side. You will find plenty of green "Marines" ammo crates in this area. Similar to the rocket launcher and lock-on laser achievement descriptions, if you don't have a rocket launcher on this section, kick the ammo crates open, and keep reloading last checkpoint and repeating previous steps until you get a rocket launcher. Then, let yourself get killed, so that you'll have the rocket launcher right from the start.
Once you do have it, and as you move towards the Kreon, you'll be welcomed by a bunch of enemy robots and Romanovs on your left side when the hatch opens up. Get into cover, light up a cigarette, throw it away, and as soon as they all start shooting your cigarette, fire a few missiles at them. If you didn't get it and ran out of smokes, reload last checkpoint. It is really easy.

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Auld Lang Syne15 OK
Destroy two enemy robots who have been distracted by a cigarette.

See "Smoke 'em if you got 'em"

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The Best of All Possible Worlds30 OK
Find and fire upon all of the Pangloss statues hidden on the colony.

This is a collectables related achievement. Throughout the game, you might bump into one of these Pangloss statues, but most of the time they are hard to spot! They are very small golden statues and when you shoot at them, they make a funny sound or insult you, and then turn red.

There are 112 of these little ones to be found throughout the game, and there are 4 Pangloss statues per mission (except Act 1 Mission 1 which has none). The good news is, once you've found (and shot) one, you don't have to look for it over again but only if you get to a checkpoint. They also carry over on multiple playthroughs.

If you have finished the campaign but didn't get the achievement, you can go to the main menu and "level select". Make sure you do this after you've beaten the game, as it will mess up your saved game! From the main menu, select "Game" then "Mission". You have access to all missions on all acts, where you get to see all kinds of statistics but also the number of Pangloss statues found. Just select the missions where you may have missed some, then press to start that mission. Use the video guide below to help you with this achievement.

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Living Legend50 OK
Complete the game without dying, regardless of difficulty level.

Missable achievement

Alright, for this one, you will have to run through the full campaign without dying once! You can get this achievement on any difficulty. So, whether it be casual, normal or (god) hard, it doesn't matter. On casual difficulty, you almost seem invulnerable and it'll take quite a lot of bullets to bring you down. On hard difficulty, you will die a lot (at least, I did)!! Never, ever use "mission select" on your playthrough because it will fail this achievement to unlock!

Now, several people have found this little trick (also shown in the video below): when Sam dies, you'll be brought back to the "mission failed menu" where you can choose to get back to the last "checkpoint", "restart" the whole mission, or go back to the "title screen". Choose "Title screen", and from there choose "Game" then "Continue". It is similar to the "Checkpoint" on the previous screen, except for these two major differences:

1) Title screen & Continue = registers zero deaths / Checkpoint = registers one death
2) Title screen & Continue = weapons are set to previous settings / Checkpoint = weapons remain upgraded

Tip: You might want to backup your saved game onto a memory unit or USB stick once in a while, so that you can return to an older saved game. If somehow you mess up by accidentally chosing "checkpoint" and you do not have a backed up saved game, you can press again, then select "restart". This will reset your deaths to zero but only on that mission (and not the entire Act!), and your weapons will have the same upgrades and ammo as when you started the mission the 1st time (thanks Solty).

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Tactical Challenges50 OK
Complete all of the Tactical Challenges in VANQUISH

Once you've successfully completed an Act on normal difficulty or above, a "Tactical Challenge" mode will be unlocked which can be accessed from the game menu. There's one tactical challenge per completed Act. Once you've completed these challenges... surprise! A sixth one unlocks. These tactical challenges can be compared to the "firefights" in Halo:ODST or "hordes" in Gears of War 2. You'll have to eliminate the enemies coming in different waves. There are 5 waves per tactical challenge. As the number of waves goes up, so does the difficulty... Tactical challenge 6 has proven to be one of the very, very difficult ones.

This will probably one of the last achievements you will get, as this is the most difficult achievement of them all. It is one of these achievements to be very proud of to have...

I suggest you search in the forums for strategies posted by members who used different methods and/or weapons.

Perhaps these strategies might help you for the most of it, or at least be a good start:

- Thread with strategies/videos on challenges 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
- Thread with strategies/videos on challenge 6

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I wrote a bit about the achievements myself, dont have time to make a complete guide so will paste it here to use, can use whatever you want.

You can replay individual Acts and missions. The game is really short finished it in less then 3 hours.
After finishing the game on any difficulty you unlock god hard mode. But doesn't seem like there are any achievements for it.
Upgrading weapons is pretty weird in this game. You can carry 3 weapons at once (and 2 types of grenades, normal and EMP). You upgrade a weapon when you pick up a weapon while your carrying the weapon already with full ammo. Once you do this 5 times you unlock a new upgrade for a weapon (carry 20% more ammo, bigger magazine, more damage etc). So fastest way to upgrade is, carry three weapons but only use 1, keep the other 2 with full ammo so every time you pick up a weapon of the 2 your carrying with full ammo you get an upgrade.
Upgrades dont carry over playthroughs, if you finish the game and start a new one, you will start with unupgraded weapons again.

One Day at Darpa 10g
Complete All Darpa Training Excercises
Beginning of the game you get a tutorial, obviously don't pick skip but go trough all the training steps and viola.

40 Yard Dash
Maintain a Boost dash to the limit of ARS reactor without overheating.
Find a good spot, with enough room for the long dash, hold LB to dash, keep wachting the overheat bar and let go of LB when only tiny bit on the bar is left. Shouldnt give any problems.

Romanov This! 20g
Destroy a Romanov with a melee attack
Act 1-2 (like 15 mins into the game) you will encounter a Romanov for the first time, its basically the 2nd type of enemy you see, bigger and stronger then the normal red human size robots. Shoot it till its on like 25% or less then run/slide up to it and melee it.

Fight or Flight 10g
Manually trigger AR Mode and destroy an enemy robot.
Trigger AR mode while dodging (LS + A) hold LT, and shoot a robot. Any robot will work.

Home Run 10g
Destroy an incoming missle or grenade
While fighting the first huge robot a KNRB-0 Argus (Act 1-2), you will probably get it without even trying. The argus spams like 100 little missiles/grenades at once a few times, its hard not to hit one.

Home Run God 10g
Destroy ten incoming missiles or grenades
Also got this during first Argus battle. If you don't get it there are more Argus fights so can get it later or from other enemy.

Piece by Piece 20g
Destroy the arms, head, and back of an KNRB-0 Argus robot.
There are 2 stages to this fight. 2nd stage is where you get the achievement. 1st stage just shoot the legs where they glow (the joints) and while a leg is crippled shoot the core. Once the core is damaged enough 2nd stage will start, the robot will stand up. Dont shoot the core, but shoot the arms at the glowing elbows, keep shooting the elbows till the arms fall off. Shoot the head, its not glowing but also has a health bar, keep shooting it till it explodes. Shoot the glowing thing on the back, till health bar is depleted. The Argus will buckle and expose the core, shoot the core till the health bar is gone and all done.

Helloooo, Nurse 5g
Revive a friendly troop.
When you see friendly troups on there hands and knees with a cross above them, walk up to them press X to heal. Be quick because enemy will keep shooting them and killing them.

Robots Tend to Blow Up 10g
Destroy three enemy robots at once with one hand grenade.
There are more then enough spots todo this, when robots are close together.

Destroy 2 romanovs in a row
In act 2-1 you will encounter 2 romanovos, dont shoot at them AT ALL, only use melee attacks on them. It will require like 3-4 melee attacks each.

There are 10 weapons.

1 Assault Rifle
2 Heavy Machine Gun
3 Shotgun
4 Sniper Rifle
5 Disk Launcher
6 Rocket Launcher
7 Lock-On Laser
8 LFE Gun
9 Hand Grenade
10 EMP Grenade

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in the part after the dark tunnel you can get a rocket launcher, so when the machine comes up and destroys the apc(or whatever it's called) aim it at the wall of the machine where the robots are at and you will get:

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Destroy three enemy robots at once with rocket launcher splash damage.
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i have a feeling that that secret achievement must be for beating god hard mode,just like bayonetta with the climax secret achievement
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Smoke 'em if ya got 'em!30
Destroy 10 enemies distracted by cigarettes during one mission.
Auld Lang Syne15
Destroy two enemy robots who have been distracted by a cigarette.

When you are in cover you can use LB to smoke and he will throw the cigarette after a few seconds.
I got both in act 3-5. When your below the Kreon, it will open up and a "balcony" with like 10+ enemies will come out twice. Do the cigarette thing then.

Living Legend50
Complete the game without dying, regardless of difficulty level.
Easier then it sounds. If you die immediatly press start and pick "title screen" and then just continue the game.

Failure Breeds Success15
Destroy two Argus robots in Act 2-3 while they are in bipedal mode.
You will encouter 2 robots at once, 1 is already standing (bipedal mode), other one is on 4 legs. You can just kill the one standing the normal way. With the one on 4 legs you should, just shoot the legs, there will be a finisher quick time even, just fail the even and dont kill the argus yet. Then it will stand up, then kill it.

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40 Yard Dash 30
simply pull the boost and shortly before u reach overheat stop, then the achievement will trigger

Brutality Bonus10 when u get to see a romanov destroy his legs first so he crawls around. then, destroy ONE arm (no need for both) and simply finish him off in melee





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Fisher is the Other Sam15
Proceed on the monorail in Act 3-4 without being spotted by the enemy troops or searchlights.
This one gave me some problems. Take a sniper rifle there are more enough of the monorail. Shoot the lights thats pretty easy. But about half way through a flying patrol comes from the front, flies overhead returns and starts shooting at you, once it does you lose the achievement. The NPC via coms suggests "shoot it from the rear" but that doesnt work, because you will already will have lost the achievement. As soon as you see the patrol coming from the front, go into AR mode (bullet time) use sniper rifle to kill it.

Guardian10
Do not allow any friendly armor to be destroyed during Act 3-5.
1 tank will come through the middle at the start of the level, slide behind it and shoot the weak point at the back. Run up the walkway, get behind the turret and shoot the tanks and npc's that are attacking your allied tanks. Dont waste too much ammo, there are 2 turrets up there but have limit ammo.


Hurry the #@$% Up!10
Destroy five or more enemy transports from atop the Kreon in Act 3-7.
Only the transporters at the end of the level count, when you have to pull out the tube thing. Dont pull out the tube just yet, just kill 5 transporters before you do, achievement will unlock immediately after you killed the 5th one.


Civil Disobedience30
Ignore the elevator start order in Act 4-1. Instead, hold position and destroy all reinforcements.
Its the 2nd elevator in the level, I stood waiting like an idiot at the 1st one for 10 minutes. The NPC will enter the elevator, and yell at you to join, dont just stand there and wait for 1-2 mins. More enemies will come for a few minutes just wait it out until you get the achievement.

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The secret one is for beating all 5 of the Tactical Challenges. You unlock one for every Act you beat. I played through on Hard so I don't know if you need to play on hard to unlock them. The missions are kinda tough though.

Also, for the Fisher is the other Sam achievement. Even thought the patrol on the flying thing got by me at first, I turned around and waited for him to come back and I got him before he spotted me and I got the achievement. Just make sure you aim at the driver.

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You're just doing this on any new game? You really need to wait, you did this same thing with Monopoly Streets and what it does is cause people who could put a good guide together figure "someone else will handle it" when really you're usnig a place holder. How do you know you have the best methods for the achievements if you haven't even played the game (besides the demo)? It's always best to write a guide when you have a good handle on it, not just because you want to! Just some feedback, not trying to be negative but this isn't the first time you've put placeholders without actually having content.
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Old 10-20-2010, 10:28 PM   #19
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The secret one is for beating all 5 of the Tactical Challenges. You unlock one for every Act you beat. I played through on Hard so I don't know if you need to play on hard to unlock them. The missions are kinda tough though.

Also, for the Fisher is the other Sam achievement. Even thought the patrol on the flying thing got by me at first, I turned around and waited for him to come back and I got him before he spotted me and I got the achievement. Just make sure you aim at the driver.
The Tactical Challenges won't unlock on easy.
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The Tactical Challenges won't unlock on easy.
That's Lame. I tried the first one once and lost on the 5th round and decided that I would try later. This might be the toughest one in the game. Every level has an individual death count so beating the game without dieing won't be bad.

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wtf are you kidding me? you wrote another achievement guide for a game and you don't have any info again? ffs
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Old 10-20-2010, 11:50 PM   #22
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wtf are you kidding me? you wrote another achievement guide for a game and you don't have any info again? ffs
If someone wants to kinda tell me how to get started, for instance, how do I get the achievement list with the pictures in my post? I will give my hand at it. I've never made a guide but I've read enough and I am only missing a handful of achievements so far.
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Old 10-20-2010, 11:55 PM   #23
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If someone wants to kinda tell me how to get started, for instance, how do I get the achievement list with the pictures in my post? I will give my hand at it. I've never made a guide but I've read enough and I am only missing a handful of achievements so far.
Just pretty much copy all the stuff the OP has and then erase his stuff and put your own words.

and for the steps it generally goes like

Step 1: Singleplayer

Step 2: Multiplayer (if there is any)

Step 3: Clean up


and explain what to do in each step and then fill in descriptions under every achievement
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wtf are you kidding me? you wrote another achievement guide for a game and you don't have any info again? ffs
It seems like that's what everyone is doing now. IMO you shouldn't even be allowed to post a guide until it's 30-50% complete. What ends up happening is what Tyger said above, but also guides become "community guides". People post their own methods and the thread creator just fills them in with that info, often without giving any credit.

It's really sad that people get Awards on this site and PS3T for effectively posting a thread without actually doing the hard work.
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Destroy two Argus robots in Act 2-3 while they are in bipedal mode.

Question about this one. I couldn't get one of them into bipedal mode which I guess it means the robot form. I've tried destroy all legs, all turrets nothing happened.
Anyone got this achievement so far? Need help~
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Destroy two Argus robots in Act 2-3 while they are in bipedal mode.

Question about this one. I couldn't get one of them into bipedal mode which I guess it means the robot form. I've tried destroy all legs, all turrets nothing happened.
Anyone got this achievement so far? Need help~
Easy answer for you. =) When you fight the Argus in the spiderish form after you destroy the core and it goes to the action scene when you spin around and drill thru it's body simply DO NOT spin the control stick and drill Sam thru the Argus it will then get up and transform into Robot mode.
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The secret one is for beating all 5 of the Tactical Challenges. You unlock one for every Act you beat. I played through on Hard so I don't know if you need to play on hard to unlock them. The missions are kinda tough though.

Also, for the Fisher is the other Sam achievement. Even thought the patrol on the flying thing got by me at first, I turned around and waited for him to come back and I got him before he spotted me and I got the achievement. Just make sure you aim at the driver.
A friend told me actually there are 6 Tactical Challenges. The last one unlocks after u complete all original 5. I'm working one these TCs right now. He also told the last one is really hard. Remenov shots cannon like machine gun and shit flying everywhere. I guess if anyone can survive god hard difficulty it'll be alright.
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Easy answer for you. =) When you fight the Argus in the spiderish form after you destroy the core and it goes to the action scene when you spin around and drill thru it's body simply DO NOT spin the control stick and drill Sam thru the Argus it will then get up and transform into Robot mode.
Thanks a lot!! I've been stuck on this one for a long time.
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Since the everyone is posting guide material here I will re-post this.

On Act 1 mission 5 you will get a cut scene and right after there is the Laser gun that locks on, well if you grab it and die you can grab it again and again after the cut scene. You should be able to get the kill 4 enemies simultaneously achievement too.

If there is a easier way i apologize but I did it this way and got it out the way early. I think you can do it a lil earlier with the saw gun at a different part.

Also Act 1 mission 7 which is called Seize (I think) there is a rocket launcher right there and you can do the same thing.
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in the part after the dark tunnel you can get a rocket launcher, so when the machine comes up and destroys the apc(or whatever it's called) aim it at the wall of the machine where the robots are at and you will get:

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Destroy three enemy robots at once with rocket launcher splash damage.
Yea its Act 1 mission 7 and this is a easy place to get Flash! King of Impossible too (destroy 4 enemies simultaneously with the Lock-on Laser). Just as he said there is a whole group of enemies and if you wait for them all to activate and as soon as they hit the ground target the large group of them with the laser.
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