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Achievement Guide and Roadmap

Overview:
-Estimated achievement difficulty: 3/10
-Offline: 50 (1000)
-Online: 0
-Approximate amount of time to 1000: 9-10 Hours
-Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1+ (some mission replays and challenges)
-Number of missable achievements: None (missions select)
-Do cheat codes disable achievements? No cheats (Costume unlock codes are okay)
-Does difficulty affect achievements? Yes, but difficulty achievements stack and on new game plus you can pick hardest difficulty, and just replay last mission for achievement).
-Glitchy achievements? Some achievements may take a while longer to unlock, specifically kill based ones.
-Unobtainable achievements? None
-Extra equipment needed? No

Introduction

You get to pick 1 of the 3 characters available from the start of the game. You can pick any one you want, none have specific achievements related to them. You can pick any power you want, again no specific achievements related. The difficulty can be whatever you want as well, though there are achievements related to difficulty. You can play through on the hardest and all difficulty achievements will stack. You can, however, just start a new game+ from an easy playthrough(continue after beating game) and select the hardest difficulty. Replay the last mission, and the achievements will unlock for the harder difficulties. There are collectibles in this game in the form of challenges, posters, dossiers, and X-Genes. Follow the Collectible Guide HERE to reference where they are at. Just to point out, you do not need 100% of the suits and X-Genes for any achievements. You only need one entire set for an achievement.

Step 1: Brotherhood playthrough on easiest difficulty


This game has a system set like many other games, where your choices make you on one side or another (good/bad, light/dark, etc). The actual status bar has literally no effect on any achievements, so do no pay attention to it. Pick the easiest difficulty and as you play through, always side/choose anything to do with the Brotherhood. The characters in the Brotherhood include Magneto, Mystique, Toad, Pyro, Quicksilver, and Juggernaut. Make sure to always side with them. There is no need to ever dashboard to pick an alternate side for an achievement, it is not worth it.

You will get all collectible based achievements as well as 14/15 challenges. You will be missing Northstar's challenge. When you speak with him in the game, he will talk about his challenge but it will never trigger. Ignore this and move on.


Step 2: Replay specific missions for alternate achievements and challenge


Now you need to replay the specific missions below. They will allow you to get the remainder story based achievements as well as the last challenge. Go to load game in order to replay a level.


Mission 2: Pick to help Nightcrawler. Later on in the level, pick to Go with Cyclops. After you get both achievements associated with those choices, you may quit back to the main menu.

Mission 5: This mission sets you up for getting Northstar's challenge. You must get to the end of the level where Nightcrawler is. He will ask you where you want him to teleport. This time, choose the X-Men.

Mission 6: Now play until you get to to Northstar and you can finally do his challenge, which is the last one you need. Continue on with the mission and fight Magneto and Juggernaut again. When asked who you want to go with, pick Cyclops and the X-Men. This will give you an achievement as well as set you up for another achievement in Mission 7.

Mission 7: Last but not least, play until you have to destroy the 4 devices to save Northstar from mind control. Once done, you will get your last story based achievement.

Step 3: Replay Challenges/Mop Up


Note: The reason this is not the last step, is because once you start a new game on the hardest difficulty you will be playing the challenges on that difficulty. It's true you can change your difficulty in game, but you would have to do this every challenge.

Pick the various challenges that you failed to complete. Once they are done, get your kill achievements. Refer to "The Goon Squad" achievement description in the guide for more details and help. You can also replay levels to grab any collectibles you may need.

Step 4: X-treme and X-Man difficulty achievements

From the main menu, choose continue. The game will tell you about how you will keep your stats but your non-important status with X-Men and Brotherhood will be cleared. Accept the terms, and this time choose X-treme difficulty. Once the game starts, quit out to the main menu. Go to load and pick your character. Choose to play on Mission 8. This will be the hardest part of the game, you may look at the associated difficulty achievements for more info. After beating the last boss, you will get both achievements since they stack. Now you can reload the mission and let yourself die up to 100 times to get your 0 pointer.

Conclusion

This is a pretty short game in general and very easy on the achievements. Not being able to skip cutscenes makes this game longer than it normally would have been. Also, with 3 characters, 3 different power type trees, and 3 different power choices, you could still put a lot more time into this game. If they had achievements based on playing as every character and every power type, this game would have been twice as long at minimum. Seems they give you 1000 points and you only get to experience 1/3 of the game.
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Think About It... 20
Make first power destiny choice.

Story related, can't be missed.

You will get this in Mission 2: The Raid at the very end of the level when you have your first boss fight. The game will have you choose one of two new powers.


Destiny Begins 15
Select a Power.

Story related, can't be missed.

This will be your first achievement. You get it after picking your character, and then after picking one of three power types.


Choose Wisely 20
Make second power destiny choice.

Story related, can't be missed.


The Choice Is Made 20
Make third power destiny choice.

Story related, can't be missed.

This choice will present itself on Mission 6, after going down the vent.


Got My Eye on You 30
Join Cyclops and the X-Men.

At the end of Mission 6, you will fight Juggernaut and Magneto. After the fight, you are given a choice on which side to join. Either X-Men or Brotherhood. If you pick X-Men, you will get this achievement.

Also see "Magneto Is Right" achievement description on alternate choice.

Note: If you choose this option, you will be able to get the "Fist of the..." achievement early on in the next level.


Magneto Is Right 30
Join Magneto and the Brotherhood.

At the end of Mission 6, you will fight Juggernaut and Magneto. After the fight, you are given a choice on which side to join. Either X-Men or Brotherhood. If you pick Brotherhood, you will get this achievement.

Also see "Got My Eye on You" achievement description on alternate choice.

Note: If you choose this option, you will be able to get the "Another Shrimp on the Barbie" achievement early on in the next level.


Splicer 10
Equip your first X-Gene.

X-Genes are found in the game and awarded to you randomly in missions and challenges. Once you get one, hit and go to X-Genes. Select one and press to equip.



At Least It's Aerodynamic... 10
Equip your first suit.

You will eventually get suits in the game. You start out with your normal outfit which doesn't count as a suit for the achievement. To equip a suit once obtained, press and go to X-Genes & Suits. It should automatically be on suits. Press and highlight a suit and press .

Note: You can obtain this by using codes to get suits. You must enter these codes at the start menu. This at the very first screen you see. You will hear a confirmation noise.

Emma Frost Suit Hold and and press
Juggernaut Suit Hold and and press


I've Got the Power 20
Fully level up a power.

See "I've Got the Power" achievement description.


Fully Evolved 30
Fully level up all powers.

There are a total of 5 mutant powers. You will not be able to get this achievement until very late into the game, if not after. Each power has a 4 circles. Depending on the power, there might be 3 or 4 levels. Hold to fill it up once selected. You must upgrade in numerical order. If you were lucky enough to pick up Gambit's Defensive X-Gene, you will get an XP boost to help out.

Note: If you replay levels that give you a choice on your powers again, don't pick the alternate power until you have fully upgraded it. If you switch it, the only way to switch it back is to replay that level again. If you do have it fully upgraded and switch it, don't panic when you see the new power at level 1. The achievement will still unlock as long as one out of each row has been upgraded at some point.
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Four of a Kind 20
Equip a complete X-Gene set and suit.

See "How Strong Could It Be??" achievement description.


Beginner's Luck 10
Complete your first Great combo.

See "This can't be happening!" achievement description.


This can't be happening! 20
Complete your first Insane combo.

A combo starts building as you get attacks in without taking damage yourself. You can get this a lot of ways. The best way is to use an ultra power which you will get late on in the game. Then you can replay challenges that have many enemies. The best challenge to get this on is challenge 9 which is given by Quicksilver in Mission 4. Build up your power and then use it when there are lots of enemies. Great is the first you will get, and Insane is the 5th (but not last) combo you will get.

Example Character: Aimi

Use Shadow Phase. Press to swoop a group of enemies. Keep doing so and you'll easily get an Insane combo. You cannot be damaged in this state. Remember to have it upgraded to max so that you can fly around for 45 seconds.

The combos are listed below:

-Great
-Awesome
-Astonishing
-X-treme
-Insane
-Uncanny
-X-Tinction


How Strong Could It Be? 20
Trigger X-Mode.

To trigger X-Mode, you must have a matching suit and X-Gene set. Hit and equip them all to match a specific Marvel character. Once you do so, you then must have at least 4 bars of M-Power. This is the blue bar located below your health. Once you have these specific things met, you can trigger the power. Just press to do so.

Suit: This is the piece that shows what the X-Mode power will do.
Offensive X-Gene: This piece will usually add status effects to attacks, among other things.
Defensive X-Gene: Usually associated with dodge or M-Power bar being filled for extra defense buffs.
Utility X-Gene: Gains more M-Power quickly, adds an extra bar of M-Power, or gives you a way to move faster in the game (by holding and ).

Note: You may not get this for a long time depending on your luck. All of the X-Genes and Suits are random, so it's completely based on chance.


Broken Glass, Everywhere... 20
Break 30 Combat Text Pop Ups.

While fighting enemies, there will be a text pop up telling you how many you have left. This will appear very obviously while you are fighting in big letters, on the screen. Just attack around or at it for it to shatter. Depending on your character and moves, you may have to use a combo or jump attack.


Fight Terror with Terror 20
Defeat 10 enemies with one Ultra power.

Your ultra power will be available to you during Mission 7 after talking to Gambit. If you have at least 4 M-Power bars (the blue ones below your health) you will be able to use it. Hold and press to use it. Now attack enemies, and you should be able to defeat 10 of them while your power is active. You will now be able to use this in challenges as well.



Side-tracked 10
Complete your first challenge mission.

See "Completionist" achievement description.


Taking Every Opportunity 25
Complete 10 unique challenge missions.

See "Completionist" achievement description.


Completionist 50
Complete all 15 unique challenge missions.

There are 15 challenges found in the game. You can get 14 of them in one playthrough. Play the game picking all Brotherhood based choices.

Brotherhood Includes: Magneto, Mystique, Quicksilver, Juggernaut, Pyro, and Toad.

You will have all but 1 challenge in the game as long as you found all of the hidden ones in the levels. To get the locations for those, refer to this guide HERE. The challenges are all extremely easy and you should be able to complete most of them in one try. You can always replay them by choosing load and then selecting challenge. The key to getting the last one is to reload Mission 5: Uncovered. Make sure you have Nightcrawler teleport you to Cyclops. Now, load up Mission 6: Priorities. You just have to get to Northstar and talk to him. Because of choosing to teleport to Cyclops, he will now let you do his mission.

Note: Challenges are the perfect way to get your kill based achievements.


Garbage Collection 10
Destroy your first piece of propaganda.

See "Cleaned Up the City" achievement description.
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Cleaned up the City 30
Destroy 25 pieces of propaganda.

Propaganda is in the form of posters found on walls throughout the game. The posters are red. You must touch it with your character and it will rip apart. To check your status in each level, hit and then for statistics. You will see how many you need for that mission. Also, you can go to load from the start menu, go to select mission, and it will show a list of your progress. There are 36 posters in the game, meaning more than needed for the achievement. If you miss a few, you will not have to worry. Each one also gives you XP.

For locations on these posters, click HERE.


Profiler 10
Collect your first dossier.

See "Archivist" achievement description.


Archivist 30
Collect 15 dossiers.


Dossiers are a form of collectible in the game. They are little hologram looking devices that give you information on characters. To check your status in each level, hit and then for statistics. You will see how many you need for that mission. Also, you can go to load from the start menu, go to select mission, and it will show a list of your progress There are 24 dossiers in the game, meaning more than needed for the achievement. You only need 15 of them. Also, if you press , you will see "collectibles". Choose that and it will show you the various characters in the game.

For locations on the dossiers, click HERE.


Purify the Purifiers 20
Defeat 2000 Purifiers.

See "The Goon Squad" achievement description.


Mechageddon 20
Defeat 20 Purifier Stalker Mechs.

See "The Goon Squad" achievement description.


Reinforced 20
Defeat 20 Prime Enforcers.

See "The Goon Squad" achievement description.


U Mad, Bro? 20
Defeat 30 U-Men in the Secret Lab.

See "The Goon Squad" achievement description.


The Goon Squad 20
Defeat 500 MRD Troops.

To check your status on how many you defeated, hit and then for statistics. It will show how many you have done. You can replay levels and challenges. This must be done on one character and cannot be split in different save files.

The following below will describe the various enemies you need to kill to get the "defeat X amount" achievements.

Purifiers (Challenge 9): These are the more common enemy in the game. If you need more, you can replay challenge 9. There are 100 enemies as well as a Stalker.
Stalkers (Challenge 8 or 11): This enemy is a mech that stomps and shoots guns. You must attack it's legs, then attack it when it falls. The best challenge for this is challenge 8 or 11. Challenge 8 has a U-Man as well, so it is the better choice.
Enforcers (Challenge 9): This enemy is a mech with a force field around it. You must destroy the force field before it's health can be depleted. The only challenge these appear on is 9.
U-Men (Challenge 7 or 8): This enemy can be normal or giant. There are a good amount to kill on challenge 7, but you can get some while you go for stalker kills on challenge 8.
MRD (Challenge 15): This is an enemy you see more during the final stages in the game. Play challenge 15 to get these kills. An alternate method is when you are fighting a lot of MRD with The Brotherhood, do not continue on. The enemy will keep respawning and you will be able to use your ultra power often to rack up fast kills.

Note: Sometimes you may have to wait a long time before your achievement will unlock for enemies defeated. Example would be defeating 2388 purists before the achievement finally unlocks. Another is defeating 22 enforcers, then the achievement unlocks 15 minutes later while you are fighting normal enemies.

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Alpha Level Mutant 50
Finish the game on X-Man difficulty.

See "Omega Level Mutant" achievement description.


Omega Level Mutant 50
Finish the game on X-treme difficulty.

These difficulty achievements will stack! You can start at this difficulty right away if you want, but it would likely cause you to play more hours in the game than needed. You can if you want, but instead, there is luckily a trick like in many other games where you only need to play the last level on the hardest setting.

Step 1: Beat game on easy
Step 2: Continue from menu. Select hardest difficulty.
Step 3: Exit back to menu after game starts. Load up Mission 8.
Step 4: Beat the last level

Hints for X-treme (Mission 8)

Do not use your powers, save it. It's best to have Wolverine's defense X-gene to give you one more health bar as well as health regen. You will need to level it up.

Groups of Enemies: You will want to use attacks and dodge when things get shot at you. Be careful, one or two hits can put you in a really bad situation. Focus on enemies that use projectiles.

Sentinel: This was the hardest part in my opinion. It's somewhat of a struggle up the building, but there's no real trick but to keep jumping and watching your timing. As far as the boss goes, it's best to have your power bar full if you can. If you have it, equip Quicksilver's X-gene set. When the sentinel's chest opens, press and start attacking. You may also choose to use Wolverine's set. This will let you heal quicker and do more damage, so you would want to wait for when you needed it. You will probably die a whole lot here, but you'll start to get used to the attacks. They are the same every time you play. When the sentinel puts the energy bombs on the ground, you can still attack his chest on the side when he puts one in front of him. You will very much want Wolverine's defensive gene for this fight!

Tip: People have found you can hit the sentinel's arm when he tries to hit you to help with the fight.

Bastion: Not as tough as a fight once you get the hang of the attack patterns. If you have Quicksilver's Utility gene and have maxed out all levels, you will be in extremely good shape! It will allow you to make short work of the teleporting. If not, most other utilities will work for speed. Once you get him to his 3rd time for repairing shield, you'll hopefully have 4 bars of power. Activate your ultra power and finish him off.


Can I Get A Valkyrie? 0
You were defeated 100 times.

To die, your health must be depleted to zero. Falling does not count as a death. You should not die 100 times through normal playthrough, unless you are struggling through on the hardest difficulty.

To get it easy, load up Mission 8 (last level) on the hardest difficulty. You can also pause your game and change it manually. Let the enemies kill you, it only takes them a few hits. The game will reload you right in harm's way again.


Beta Level Mutant 50
Finish the game on New Mutant difficulty.


See "Omega Level Mutant" achievement description.





Secret Achievements




Teleport This! 15
Help Nightcrawler rescue mutants.

Story related, if you pick to help Nightcrawler instead of Mystique. You can replay this mission later to go the opposite route, or while playing another playthrough.

Location: Mission 2 - The Raid

See also "The Roof, the Roof..." achievement description.


Stay Frosty 15
Help Iceman, Cyclops and Emma Frost defeat the Purifiers.

Story related, if you pick to help Cyclops instead of Quicksilver. You can replay this mission later to go the opposite route, or while playing another playthrough.

Location: Mission 2 - The Raid

See also "Flash Fire" achievement description.


Flash Fire 15
Help Pyro, Juggernaut and Quicksilver defeat the Purifiers.

Story related, if you pick to help Quicksilver instead of Cyclops. You can replay this mission later to go the opposite route, or while playing another playthrough.

Location: Mission 2 - The Raid

See also "Stay Frosty" achievement description.


Satellite Interference 15
Interrupt the transmission.

Story related, can't be missed.

Once you climb to the top of the satellite on Mission 7, it will unlock.


Better than the Best 15
Defeat more enemies than Wolverine in the Prime Enforcer factory.

This is found early on in Mission 4.

You will follow Wolverine and you will meet enemies. As you fight them, it will show that you are ahead of Wolverine. Maintain killing more enemies than him. After the fight is over, you must wait around 30 or more seconds for the achievement to unlock. It may not unlock right away.


The Roof, the Roof... 15
Help Pyro set the roof on fire.

Story related, if you pick to help Mystique instead of Nightcrawler. You can replay this mission later to go the opposite route, or while playing another playthrough.

Location: Mission 2 - The Raid

See also "Teleport This!" achievement description.
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Why Do They Keep Coming? 15
Help Forge's hacked Purifier Stalker Mech defeat the MRD Troops.

During Mission 7, you will be able to talk to Forge at one point. Do this before moving on and accept the mission. Just defeat the enemies all over the area and protect the stalker.


Mutant Tracker 15
Rescue Caliban.

Story related, can't be missed.

You'll obtain this after talking to Forge in Mission 6, shortly after dropping through a vent and defeating the Stalker in the computer room.


Another Shrimp on the Barbie 15
Stop Pyro from being mind-controlled.

After making the decision in Mission 6 to join the Brotherhood, you will help Pyro and get this achievement early on in Mission 7.

See "Fist of the..." achievement description for information on how to get the opposite choice based achievement.

Note: The achievement related to this achievement directly, is "Magneto Is Right"


Fist of the... 15
Stop Northstar from being mind-controlled.

After making the decision in Mission 6 to join the X-Men, you will help Northstar and get this achievement early on in Mission 7.

See "Another Shrimp on the Barbie"achievement description for information on how to get the opposite choice based achievement.

Note: The achievement related to this achievement directly, is "Got My Eye on You"


Logan's Run 15
Help Emma Frost turn Wolverine back to normal.

Story related, can't be missed.

This is on Mission 6. You'll end up having to fight Wolverine, and upon depleting his health you will get the achievement.


It's a Secret to Everybody 15
Find the U-Men secret lab.

Story related, can't be missed.

This is located near the end of Mission 3: Chinatown. Gambit will show up to help you, and you'll fight two bigger enemies with flame throwers along with many enemies. Once you defeat them, you will have to ground pound to an area below, which is the secret lab.


Shock and Awe 15
Defeat Cameron Hodge.

Story related, can't be missed.

Cameron Hodge is a boss at the end of Mission 5. After depleting his shield, you will then be able to have your attacks count against his health. The game will ask you if you want to let him surrender or if you'd like to finish him off. Either choice will get you the achievement.


An Unstoppable Force 15
Defeat Magneto and Juggernaut.

Story related, can't be missed.

At the end of Mission 6, you will encounter Juggernaut and Magneto. Cyclops is trapped and you must break open his prison. Afterwards, you will fight Juggernaut. Evade his charges and attack when he falls or is facing a different direction. Afterwards, you will fight Magneto. Make your way to him, dodging the obstacles he throws at you. Get to Cyclops and break open his prison. While he distracts Magneto, attack him.


Diamond in the Rough 15
Help Emma Frost defend mutant civilians from Purifier attacks.

Story related, can't be missed.

This is in Mission 1. You will travel through some sewers and meet Emma Frost. Fight off some enemies with her to unlock the achievement.


Things Look So Bad Everywhere... 15
Survive Magneto's attack on the Purifiers.

Story related, can't be missed.

Obtained after defeating the boss on Mission 2: The Raid.



Ace In The Hole 15
Defeat Gambit.

Story related, can't be missed.

Gambit is somewhat of a boss battle in Mission 3: Chinatown. He is very easy to defeat and only does a few moves.



David Beats Goliath 15
Defeat Sublime.

Story related, can't be missed.

Sublime is the boss on Mission 4. He has 3 phases. The first phase is just attacking him normally. He will then go into his second phase. You will have to dodge him and attack him and he will jump up in the middle on a machine to heal himself. You must go to the various control computers around the room and press to electrocute him. In phase 3, you will have to dodge his attacks. He will then punch the ground and rest. Jump up the structure and attack his face. You will have to do this a few times. If you die on any phase, you will have to start the whole fight over again.
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Under 10 hours....hmmm very nice and I think redbox has it. Thanks for this : )
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I've never rented from redbox, how much are those a day? Just curios and sorry off topic everyone
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You say No Cheats, but IGN just posted these:

Unlockable Suits (Pre-Order Bonuses)
In the main menu, enter the following codes on the D-Pad to unlock additional suits.
  • Emma Frost Suits - UP, DOWN, LEFT, UP, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT
  • Juggernaut Suits - Hold LB+RB and press DOWN, RIGHT, UP, LEFT, Y, B

Does anyone know if they will disable achievements?
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Under 10 hours....hmmm very nice and I think redbox has it. Thanks for this : )
Yeah it is quick.

Basically follow this:


The Faction meter means absolutely nothing in the game. In Chapter 6 of the game you get to choose the faction you join. That is where the achievement pops no matter what faction you did more missions for.

Play the game on Hard. It is quite easy. Make sure you dodge and don't get surrounded because that is when you will most likely die. Whenever you run into a mutant regardless of what group they are, accept their mission.

The Shrimp on the Barbie & Fist of the... achievements are in Chapter 7 and are the result of which faction you chose back in Chapter 6. So a replay of Chapters 6 & the start of 7 are necessary.
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You say No Cheats, but IGN just posted these:

Unlockable Suits (Pre-Order Bonuses)

In the main menu, enter the following codes on the D-Pad to unlock additional suits.
  • Emma Frost Suits - UP, DOWN, LEFT, UP, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT
  • Juggernaut Suits - Hold LB+RB and press DOWN, RIGHT, UP, LEFT, Y, B
Does anyone know if they will disable achievements?
No they don't.


Also wanted to add another pointer for the guide if Tyger will let me.

Best grind spot for U-Man kills is Challenge #7. There should be 2 at the start and like 3-4 more towards the end. Just keep replaying that challenge to get the necessary kills. You can unlock that challenge by finding it in Level 4 where you are underground. There will be a cut scene where you see the U-Men taking a girl hostage to a room on the right. Just follow them through the open door to unlock the challenge. You can replay challenges by going to Load in the Main Menu and selecting your save and choosing Challenges.

Hope these pointers help! I will post best places to grind the kill achievements later after I find best places. Pretty much all I have left in this game.
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Even on hard dying doesn't really mater except on boss sequences and it counts toward an achievement, so I took it with a grain of salt.

Also, cheat codes don't affect achievements. I used the Juggernaut code and I'm at the end of the game with all my achievements.

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its $2 a day. Games under 10 hours rent in the morning and have beaten by the night return and its only $2. I did this with captain america and cars 2. Can't beat $2 rental.
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Just a few things to throw in the guide from my expierence.

X-Mode, you need a suit and the 3 other X-Genes of the same type equipped to trigger this with (LB)

For number of playthroughs, you may as well say 2 recommended. I guess chapter select and playing that part of "choice" would make it one, but best bet is to do it on Normal pick one side alll the way through, then play on X-Treme (which is like most games normal) in new game plus and play the other side. This will give you enough XP to finish off Fully Evolved. But of note on that, the final power does not count. (RT B power) I got the achievement after my first three were done (combo RT X and RT Y) with no XP spent on the 4th, was using Dark Matter, if it is just some kind of glitch.


Oh and love how you guys call the unlockable suits a cheat... its not like god mode... although Juggy suit should be!
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Ill update to reflect costumes but technically i guess arent cheats
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The Faction meter means absolutely nothing in the game.
It actually determines who you can undertake challenges from. Mystique wouldn't give me her challenge in Chapter 4 because I was leaning towards the x-men side.
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hey goat i had the same problem. i redid chapter 2 and did all brotherhood then mystique let me do her challenge. now if you can figure out how to get juggernauts i would love to know. thx
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I got Purify the Purifiers at the beginning of chapter 3 of my third playthrough, just as a reference. I didn't farm challenges, I did them all each time I ran across them in the game, but pretty much just played. One thing I am unsure of though is if you begin a new game with a new character if those carry over, or if it has to be the same character. I've done my 1st 2 with the same character, and wasn't paying attention during my "new game plus" and picked the wrong difficulty at the start, so that playthrough was pretty much wasted. I changed it right away after I gained control of the character so I know it has to be on X-treme from the very start of the game to count.
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I got Purify the Purifiers at the beginning of chapter 3 of my third playthrough, just as a reference. I didn't farm challenges, I did them all each time I ran across them in the game, but pretty much just played. One thing I am unsure of though is if you begin a new game with a new character if those carry over, or if it has to be the same character. I've done my 1st 2 with the same character, and wasn't paying attention during my "new game plus" and picked the wrong difficulty at the start, so that playthrough was pretty much wasted. I changed it right away after I gained control of the character so I know it has to be on X-treme from the very start of the game to count.
It has to be the same character. I beat the game first on normal with one character then a 2nd time on Xtreme with a new character. I had enough combined U-Men kills for the achieve, but didn't get it until i had 30 on 1 char. Goes for all the kill achieves.
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You only need to beat the last level on hard to get the Omega Level Mutant achievement! I did the game on normal, selected X-Treme for my new game plus and just loaded up the last level, finished it and POP! Ha!
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You only need to beat the last level on hard to get the Omega Level Mutant achievement! I did the game on normal, selected X-Treme for my new game plus and just loaded up the last level, finished it and POP! Ha!
Lame! I actually enjoyed it more on Xtreme though, lol.
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That is interesting, I started my second playthrough miffed the difficulty select part and put it on New Mutant by accident, switched it right away at the beginning, played through the game from start to finish on X-Treme after switching and did not get it.

AND another thing, I don't know why this happened to me, but everytime I have played Chinatown, Mystique did not show up no matter what faction I was leaning toward until just now. 4-5 times through this level looking for her, and she only showed up this time when I loaded up the level. Not sure why, but if it happenes to anyone else, she should be right at the very beginning to the left of the tram car.
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You only need to beat the last level on hard to get the Omega Level Mutant achievement! I did the game on normal, selected X-Treme for my new game plus and just loaded up the last level, finished it and POP! Ha!
haha i can confirm this works..awesome
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I just picked up the mechageddon achievement for taking down 20 of those stalker things, i just replayed the challenge 11 over and over..im missing a challenge in mission 6, i know the northstar guy offers one, anyone know where the other is? thanks
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I just picked up the mechageddon achievement for taking down 20 of those stalker things, i just replayed the challenge 11 over and over..im missing a challenge in mission 6, i know the northstar guy offers one, anyone know where the other is? thanks

Possibly Juggernaut. You need Brotherhood faction points to accept his. I am in the middle of a level right now, but I think those are the only 2 on that level. If so it is Juggy.

Finished my level and double checked that level. yeah its juggernauts challenge.

Challenge 8 also works for Stalker, and I think it may be a bit shorter, and running through I think only 9 can be used for Enforcer. It is 100 enemies, and Quicksilver can possibly steal the kill, but its the only one I found with that enemy.
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Possibly Juggernaut. You need Brotherhood faction points to accept his. I am in the middle of a level right now, but I think those are the only 2 on that level. If so it is Juggy.

Finished my level and double checked that level. yeah its juggernauts challenge.

Challenge 8 also works for Stalker, and I think it may be a bit shorter, and running through I think only 9 can be used for Enforcer. It is 100 enemies, and Quicksilver can possibly steal the kill, but its the only one I found with that enemy.
See thats what i dont get, i have the brotherhood faction points, yet when i run into juggy it gives me 3 things i can talk to him about, one is power, one is juggernaut, and one is juggernauts smash up or something, but none of them lead to a mission. I end up saying goodbye and he runs off and disappears. Ive run through it 3 seperate times and still nothing. This one, the achievement for killing 2000 purifyers, and 20 enforcers are the last achievements i need.
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I had that problem too a few times, just go straight to Smash Up it gave me the challenge when I did that without asking him anything else. Hope that works.
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I had that problem too a few times, just go straight to Smash Up it gave me the challenge when I did that without asking him anything else. Hope that works.
Yeah i hope so. Ill find out tomorrow. I did get those other 2 achievements tho, you were right, challenge 9 is definitely the best place to farm purifier kills and get the enforcer kills.
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Everyone, I really appreciate the conversations you are having. I also am glad no one has been a jerk and complained that I put a guide up without having much done in it. I'm also writing a collectible guide so of course I won't be breezing through this as fast as I would want. Thanks for patience and for helping eachother out!
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Well we know you'll make an awesome guide based on your previous ones.

I just started the 4th mission and found that the first X-Gene you find there was different each time I reloaded, so don't think there are any Gene's that are area specific. Could be wrong though. Also X-Gene's and Suits are counted as different stats, but are found the same way. So I'd say numbering the spots are out, but marking where there's a spot to get something is still very useful.

Of course I could be wrong on something, since I'm still starting out lol

Thought I'd mention that difficulty does not affect how much xp you get. Probably not a big deal, but I was curious. Not sure if if might affect XP Mutagens, but I'm doubting it.
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