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Old 03-01-2011, 08:39 PM   #1
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Severed DLC Achievement Guide & Roadmap


Overview/Roadmap:
+ Estimated achievement difficulty: 2/10 for 200 (4/10 for 250)
+ Offline: 8 (250)
+ Online: 0 (0)
+ Approximate time: 1h
+ Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
+ Missable achievements: 5 ('Grind House,' 'King of the Hill,' 'Peng Me Again,' 'Ship Shape,' 'Remember the Alamo.')
+ Does difficulty affect Achievements? Yes, 'The Veteran.'
+ Unobtainable/glitched achievements: 0

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Introduction:
Dead Space 2: Severed, a new two-chapter add-on that puts players in the shoes of Dead Space: Extraction‘s Gabe Weller, as he and his wife, Lexine Murdoch, attempt to escape the necromorph outbreak on the Sprawl.

It’ll run you 560 Microsoft Points ($7). It features a new armor called the Patrol Suit (security armor with new helmet style), a Patrol Seeker Rifle (same skin, different bonuses), and brings back an old Dead Space Necro favorite, the Twitcher.

To start the game, the New Game+ is unavailable to use because you will not play as Isaac Clarke. You will have to go to New Game and then select the 'Severed' Story. You will start with a partially upgraded RIG, Stasis and Pulse Rifle along with 50,000 credits. You can sell the Pulse Rifle for another 50,000 credits giving you enough to buy some Power Nodes to upgrade a weapon of choice. Severed does not give a plethora of nodes at your disposal so I only recommend upgrading one gun primarily.

Breakdown:
Only one playthrough is required of Severed to achieve all 250, 5 of the achievements are missable however and care should be taken to ensure that none are missed if you do not wish to play through twice. You will be provided with a upgraded Pulse Rifle, Flame Thrower, and Seeker Rifle and 50,000 credits. Difficulty does affect one of the achievements so go ahead and select Zealot difficulty when going through.

IMPORTANT! If you beat Dead Space 2 on Hardcore you will find the Foam Finger gun accessible to you to roll through Zealot with ease. Any DLC Packs that you purchased you will find these items in the first store you come across as well. For the Dead Space 1 veterans, you will also find the Refurbished Plasma Cutter in the store.

Story:
2 of the achievements in the downloadable content are related to the story and are un-missable.

Missable:
Grind House - killing a Necro via Grinder machinery.
King of the Hill - defending objective sequence while not leaving a specific area.
Peng Me Again - collectible achievement for any wary Dead Space fan.
Ship Shape - must defeat boss sequence in required time.
Remember the Alamo - must kill a set amount of Necros before finishing Objective.

Conclusion:
DS2: Severed is a nice little addition to the Dead Space 2 gameplay experience bringing us back to the Sprawl allowing some references to when Issac first started his venture. The ending does bring some more mystery to the overall story of Dead Space so be sure to have subtitles turned on to not miss any of the dialogue.

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Grind House 20
Severed: In the grinder room, cause an enemy to die in the grinders.

I missed this the first time through because I was playing on Zealot. If you want to get this on your Zealot playthrough you can attempt to use the Force Gun to simply push an enemy into the Grinders.

However, with ease you can simply make a Necro walk into the Grinders. When you step into the room with the grinders you can walk onto the little platform that puts you above the Grinders. Avoid killing the two slashers and run right past them, get onto the little platform before them. The slashers should be sprinting after and will attempt to do their charge-slash attack sending them off the edge - Netting you an easy 20.

Another strategy that seems to be working better for people can be found in this video - Credit to FSparacino4.


King of the Hill 20
Severed: Defend the quarry platform until the door unlocks.

Anyone who has played Multiplayer will remember the map, Titan Mines; in which you must assemble and then defend the bomb on the raised platform. The platform in which you see a team member be transformed into a Twitcher will be the platform you will want to remain on.

Upon activating the time sequence in which the doors will start to be unlocked put yourself between two desks with your back against the railing. No enemy will climb up and over so don't worry about being ambushed. You will be attacked by Pack, Twitchers, and Leapers; keep a wary eye on each ramp and gun down any Necros that rush you.

There will be announcements throughout this sequence that will let you know how much time you have remaining and will countdown from 10 eventually. I received the achievement when the countdown reached 2 but just to careful I advise remaining on the platform till it dings.

Video Walkthrough - Credit to FSparacino4


Ship Shape 20
Severed: Take out the gunship within 30 seconds.

Right before entering this area you will have a save point to the right making an obvious heads up that your approaching a 'boss sequence.' This is the starting area to Chapter 11 in DS2 after Issac used the Ishimura to pull back GovSec.

Using to run into the area get to the very forefront of the platform to where can position behind the crate. To the left of this crate is an explosive barrel; using TK pick this up and shoot it at the gunship. Immedietly after hitting the gunship look to the left on the wall and you will see a re-loadable explosive barrel dispenser. Grab one and throw it at the gunship. Wait a moment and repeat. It was 3 successful hits in Zealot mode to bring down the gunship.

You will get the achievement seconds after the 3rd barrel hits the gunship and a dialogue starts up. If you didn't, simply press start and restart checkpoint and attempt it again.

Video walkthrough - credit to FSparacino4.


The Betrayal 50
Severed: Complete Chapter 1.

Unmissable. Story-related.

Peng Me Again 20
Severed: Find the Peng treasure in Severed.

An easy and simple find -

Video Walkthrough - Credit to FSparacino4


Remember the Alamo 20
Severed: Kill 16 or more enemies in the final last stand combat sequence.

During this sequence you must blow up the 4 locks/fuses on each corner of the large airlock door. While your attempting to do this you will be swarmed by numerous amounts of Necros. You must simply gun down 16 of the Necros while destroying the fuses simultaneously. After I destroyed the 3rd fuse I turned my focus entirely to the Necros. The achievement will pop as soon as the 16th Necro is killed; upon getting it destroy the last fuse.

If you fail, a simple 'Checkpoint Restart' for the win.

Video Walkthrough - Credit to FSparacino4


The Sacrifice 50
Severed: Complete Chapter 2.

Unmissable. Story-related.

The Veteran 50
Severed: Complete on Zealot difficulty.

Beat the game on Zealot; there is no guide just tips.

Tip #1 - Conserve ammo. Even if you sold your guns and only kept the Plasma Cutter you will be getting ammo for different weapons so it is not like DS 1/2.

Tip #2 - Watch your back! Anything can kill you if they hit you in the back and Severed features a lot of enemies that will crash through vents behind you.

Tip #3 - Foam Finger. If you earned it, feel free to use it because well... you earned it. While it will take away from the suspense and scares that Dead Space is about it pretty guarantees you an easy 50.

Tip #4 - Aim for the limbs! Anyone who plays Dead Space knows this... the same applies to this DLC.

Tip #5 - Use Stasis! A lot, Twitchers, Pack, and Leapers comprise the majority of the enemy encounters. Keep plenty of Stasis around to stop these fast-moving Necros...
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Good guide Jummy, I have videos for the other missable achievements if you want to use them.
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Great guide! Was wondering what was the exact place for king of the hill achievement!
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Sounds good, thanks.
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Ok I will be home later tonight. I need to cut them and I will send you links.
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Thanks for getting the guide up so quickly. I am very surprised that there isn't a Hardcore achievement with one or no saves allowed. Kind of glad too, saves me some aggrivation.
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How do you start the severed story?
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How do you start the severed story?
Select "New Game" and it will give you the option of either playing the main story or Severed.

@Jumnious: Nice guide man, didn't know where the Quarry platform was located to be sure (I figured it was the MP level) but this confirmed it and helped me get it. Seems very well put together, kudos.
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Something to note: this DLC does NOT support New Game + (or at least I didn't see that it did), so for the Vet. cheevo you have to start all naked (minus the Foam Finger or any DLC suits you purchased).
Just so you know.
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I cant seem to get the grinder achievement...any advice? They arent just walking into the grinder and I dont know what to use to push them into it.
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I cant seem to get the grinder achievement...any advice? They arent just walking into the grinder and I dont know what to use to push them into it.
What I did was kill all but one of the Pack and kited him in front of the grinder then hit him with the stasis canister when it was right in front of it. Then just walk right up to the necro and pushed him in. I will be uploading a video when I get home tonight.
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i stood right next to one and when it charged me ran into the grind back of the drills on the left side. i did die but i got the achieve. i also got bouncing betty on the way to getting it. so it looks like you can do the kill achieves on this, but once you finish it, it doesn't save it.
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I updated the Grinder achievement as I forgot to mention the two slashers.

I also described how to start the DLC from the main menu and elaborated further what is available upon starting the DLC.
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Thanks for an awesome guide and glad their all fairly simple. Probably enjoy an easy run through then do zealot afterwords so I can enjoy the story and get all the missable achievements.
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What I did was kill all but one of the Pack and kited him in front of the grinder then hit him with the stasis canister when it was right in front of it. Then just walk right up to the necro and pushed him in. I will be uploading a video when I get home tonight.
Yah that sounds good. What I did to finally get it was kill the first slasher that is in the right side of the room. I then stasised the slasher that was dragging the dead body. I put my back to the wall where the opening to the grinder is. When the slasher ran at me after coming out of stasis I used the rivet gun and slowly shot it into the slasher's chest. Each time I shot him he stepped back a bit. I shot him 3 or 4 times until he fell into the grinder. Pain in the ass though.
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I would like to verify: can i start right straight playing Severed on Zealot using my foam finger gun which i got from wrapping up DS2 on Hardcore?

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If you beat Hardcore you will find the Foam Finger gun in the first store you come across no matter the difficulty you select.
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Inquriy: If you've bought other dlc (such as the packs with weapons/suits) do they appear in this DLC?
Having a free arsenal at the beginning would make this a considerable amount easier...
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Having a free arsenal at the beginning would make this a considerable amount easier...
Yes, they are all available at the first store, including the Foam Gun if you beat it on Hard Core.
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Jummy, I have all the missable achievement videos done I am currently waiting on the uploads to Youtube to be finished. As they are done I will send you the links.
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Thank goodness, I must of tried 10 different times to get the right setup to grind them, but I'd either do too much damage and kill him, or I'd die trying to kite him near it and blow him back into it. Having a visual reference will make it alot easier.
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This guide is perfect. I would just add one or two things :

1) It's not a Security Suit (well, it is) but it's called the Patrol Suit. PC moders (just burn) had access to it during their DS2 campaign.

2) I would just suggest for people who have DLC to use the Zealot RIG and the Zealot Force Gun, OR the Engineering RIG that looks ugly (the grey one, not the Elite yellow one, you can't have that one and its awesome 25 slots) but gives you a +15% healing for all med-packs uses.

Again, awesome job.

PS : for the Grinder achieve, I just killed everyone but one Pack, healing to my heart's content, and froze him right in front of the Grinder, then I pushed him with my body into the grinder. When he "de-froze", he died. Then reload to get back your healing items. Using a stasis tank might kill him, even on Zealot, so if you want to use that, aim besides it for splash damage only.
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Something to note: this DLC does NOT support New Game + (or at least I didn't see that it did), so for the Vet. cheevo you have to start all naked (minus the Foam Finger or any DLC suits you purchased).
Just so you know.
I got confused with this one so thanks Jummy for clearing that one for me! Pew! Pew! Bang Bang!

Awesome guide, mate!!! Keep it up!
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I would say 250GS difficulty is more like 7/10.

Chapter 2 start is ridiculous unless you have plenty of decent weapons already & full ammo had to play that for about 2 hours to get past it. First time I played got past it straight away then got killed in the next room as had no ammo left. Lot of that battle is trial & error random luck skill plays little part.
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Thank goodness, I must of tried 10 different times to get the right setup to grind them, but I'd either do too much damage and kill him, or I'd die trying to kite him near it and blow him back into it. Having a visual reference will make it alot easier.
Here you go bud, what I did for The Grinder. Makes it really simple.

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Peng was so easy to find I swear it's like they weren't trying. I didn't even realize there was a guide for Pang
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