Alice: Madness Returns

Alice: Madness Returns Achievements


Finish the game using Hysteria only once   

You will gain the Hysteria ability during chapter 1 after interacting with a door. After a cut-scene you can activate this ability by pressing while you are low on health and the screen is flashing red. You don't have to use Hysteria at all during the game and you can still unlock this achievement.

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Comment #1 by sleepydumbdude
Thursday, June 16, 2011 @ 10:41:24 AM

I haven't used it at all yet. I had the DLC dress that regenerated my health so it has never gotten low enough. I'm hoping I'll get it not using hysteria at all. I'll post what happens after beating the game.

Comment #2 by cjkella
Thursday, June 16, 2011 @ 03:54:07 PM

Alright, so i accidentally used hysteria. Do you think that if i restart back the last checkpoint before i used it, it won't count that i used it?

Comment #3 by Evilhamwaffle
Thursday, June 16, 2011 @ 11:47:26 PM

@ Gen. I did that too. I allowed myself to die. When I finish the game I just hope that the achievement still works!

Comment #4 by cjkella
Friday, June 17, 2011 @ 01:36:39 AM

@Evil. Yeah for real. Do you know if you actually have to use it once or can you just not use it at all and still get it?

Comment #5 by warlockx5
Friday, June 17, 2011 @ 04:28:55 AM

I would also like to know the answer to these questions, cause So far I have not used it at all either, and I don't plan to unless you have to. Lol

Comment #6 by amccaffrey
Friday, June 17, 2011 @ 08:26:56 AM

I'm on my second playthrough and and trying for this one but I'd like to point out to everyone above that in the beginning you are forced to use hysteria once as part of a tutorial, so I would assume that is the one time you can use it, otherwise I'm sure the acheivement would be to never use hysteria

Comment #7 by Everfrost
Friday, June 17, 2011 @ 08:44:35 AM

@bassmaster47 You actually aren't forced to use Hysteria there, but it is a tutorial as you said. In fact, since it forces you down to 1 rose of health, I used that opportunity to get the "Calm In The Face Of Death" achievement. Very handy.

Comment #8 by InfiniteRefrain
Friday, June 17, 2011 @ 12:02:04 PM

I didn't use it in the tutorial either, and so far into Chapter 3 without using
it yet.

Comment #9 by cjkella
Friday, June 17, 2011 @ 02:16:50 PM

@Nemmer. Yeah i did the exact same thing. I took advantage of that and got it. So hopefully this achievement works for all of us :P

Comment #10 by warlockx5
Friday, June 17, 2011 @ 09:44:45 PM

Ok so, update: I just beat the game on Nightmare WITHOUT using Hysteria a single time and GOT the achievement. So now you all know! :) Good gaming everyone.

Comment #11 by cjkella
Friday, June 17, 2011 @ 11:54:43 PM

@Genocidal. Hey thanks bro! That helps a lot. :)

Comment #12 by warlockx5
Saturday, June 18, 2011 @ 12:00:03 AM

Sure thing man! Glad to spread the news. I was relieved for sure. lol

Comment #13 by vl Santiago
Saturday, June 18, 2011 @ 02:28:33 AM

Hey guys, no sure if this was a glitch or not, but I beat the game on Normal. But I used Hysteria mode more than once, so I knew I wasn't getting this chevo. But I restarted the last chapter and tried to get the "Beat the Dollmaker with getting hurt." I didn't used hysteria but for some reason, I got the achievement at the end. The thing is, you have to let the credits start rolling before you get it. Hopes this helps guys!

Comment #14 by Evilhamwaffle
Saturday, June 18, 2011 @ 10:55:21 AM

Alright everyone. To all of you who accidentally activated Hysteria multiple times throughout the game, as long as you allowed yourself to die and revert back to the save point, you get this achievement. Slipped up about 4 times myself and just beat the game on Nightmare. Credits started to roll and it was the 2nd one I got. :)

Comment #15 by Dead End Kyo
Sunday, June 19, 2011 @ 02:26:54 PM

I know a really easy way of getting this achievement, I got it when I was trying to go after the Pulling Strings achievement, what you do is you goto chapter select pick pick Dollmaker part 2 and just beat the game normally then you should get it.

Comment #16 by Miss Murder xx
Sunday, June 19, 2011 @ 04:45:17 PM

i think i messed up this achievement i hope i didnt

Comment #17 by Curtis55555
Sunday, June 19, 2011 @ 10:30:46 PM

VERY VERY EASY TO GET! complete the game then decide on which mode you want to play on then go onto the last chapter and do the boss again then do it until the credits come up and BANG! :D the achievement is yours!

Comment #18 by MurderTramp17
Sunday, June 19, 2011 @ 11:35:52 PM

I just finished chapter 4 and so far it doesn't seem hard to beat the game without hysteria. Haven't used it a single time as of yet.

Comment #19 by Eiso3000
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 04:14:00 PM

i never used it but my girlfriend did -.-

Comment #20 by apmcfc88
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 @ 04:20:12 PM

just beat the game on nightmare without using hysteria at all. i read some other gamers used the point when you first obtain hysteria and are automatically reduced to one rose, to get the "calm in the face of death" . thus not using hysteria at all and the achievement was achieved :)

Comment #21 by redsgamester
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 @ 09:17:04 PM

I can confirm for sure that if u just go back and play final boss battle and only use it once that u will get this achievement. If u use it once during final boss battle and die that does count as only once. If u use it then die then use it again after dying then it will count it as twice. I am 100% positive of this cause I just did it 5 minutes ago. Only once even if u die.

Comment #22 by sleepydumbdude
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 @ 11:27:55 PM

I never used hysteria once through out the whole game and just got the achievement.

Comment #23 by DarkMellow
Monday, July 04, 2011 @ 04:28:29 AM

@17 u dont even need to redo the dollmaker, follow these tips: just the the game who u normally would, then goto CHAPTER SELECT, goto INFERNAL TRAIN, press THE END. theres NO boss fight as this checkpoint is after, should take roughly 2 minuets including diolog and walking upto ur old house once in credits achievement should pop. mine did :D

Comment #24 by NorthernZoot
Thursday, July 07, 2011 @ 10:46:14 PM

@23 I'll definitely be trying these methods out.
Just my dumb luck that I accidently activated the hysteria JUST as the final enemy was dying (still not sure how I did it, but oh well)... anyway, when the enemy died, it finished the battle and gave me a new checkpoint, so I couldn't even just jump off the edge and die.

Comment #25 by drastic ed x
Friday, July 08, 2011 @ 02:16:05 PM

glitch it by beating the game, and restart last chapter on another diffculty

Comment #26 by EziosBladeZz
Sunday, July 10, 2011 @ 07:46:36 PM

DRASTIC ED YOUR AMAZING THANKS! :P I just loaded up the last level part and changed the setting to easy and bam got the achievement :D

Comment #27 by Ralph The Rogue
Saturday, July 23, 2011 @ 10:06:21 AM

I was doing clean up work on some left over achievements last night using a new game plus and this one unexpectedly popped for me right after going through the Infernal Train - The End chapter. I had loaded a few other chapters via Chapter Select and wanted to finish the current new game plus so I could start a new one and it popped. I had not used hysteria in my clean up work.

Comment #28 by Soulchakra
Saturday, August 13, 2011 @ 02:58:31 PM

Just jumped to the last guy and beat the game. Easiest 50 ever.

Comment #29 by Erydan
Sunday, August 28, 2011 @ 12:05:43 PM

@23 Dark Mellow
I just finished the game, then used chapter select (6/Infernal Train/The End), skipped all cutscenes and got the achievement once the credits started to roll. There's even no need to change the difficulty at all. Guess the developers could have left the restrictions out of this ceevo and simply give us the 50GS for free then ;)

Comment #30 by AndrewH
Friday, September 02, 2011 @ 02:46:19 PM

The achievement clearly says 'Finish the game using Hysteria only ONCE!' I just beat the game on Nightmare difficulty and got the achievements for beating it on hard and nightmare difficulty. But the only one i didnt get was the Level Headed achievement. I used Hysteria only one and that was during the tutorial. I think the tutorial doesnt count. Maybe thats just a freebe. Or maybe ur not supposed to use Hysteria at all. But overall, the people here are right, if you go to chapter select and beat the Dollmaker Part 2 without using hysteria you will get the achievement. Thats how I got it. I hope this somewhat helps.

Comment #31 by Rajeanero
Saturday, November 05, 2011 @ 04:39:46 AM

I finished the game without using hysteria at all and got the achievement :P

Comment #32 by MAD PREDATOR
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 01:06:32 AM

I only used Hysteria once and starting from ch 2 I switched the difficulty on normal. hope I still get it.

Comment #33 by FrozenRaptorz
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 02:01:04 PM

I can CONFIRM using #23's method will net you this bad boy. Easy stuff.

Comment #34 by gelfling120742
Saturday, August 30, 2014 @ 11:51:15 PM

I can also confirm that #23 is correct

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Game Info
Spicy Horse
EA Partners


US June 14, 2011

HDD Space Required : 5.41 GB
Backward compatible on Xbox One: Yes
Price: $19.99USD
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