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American Wasteland

American Wasteland Achievement Guide

Guide By: Ki23lla
There are 45 achievements with a total of 1000 points.


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Overview:
-Estimated Achievement Difficulty: 6/10
-Offline: 30 (850)
-Online: 15 (150)
-Estimated Time for 1000: 10-15 hours
-Minimum Playthroughs: 1
-Missable Achievements: None!
-Glitched Achievements: None!
-Cheats Disable Achievements: No! (See guide for cheats)
-Does difficulty affect achievements: No!

The difficulty score of 6/10 represents simple achievements for the most part, with the exception of the tricky and time consuming 100% achievement.

Introduction:
For the most part this game has very easy achievements that are not hampered by glitches and are not missable. To get the full 1000 however, you will have to endure the arduous process of finding all of the games’ many gaps.

Step 1: Complete Story Mode 100%
You need to complete every goal in each of the 9 story areas to get 100% completion of the games’ story mode. I would recommend doing this on the easy difficulty because a few of the goals can get quite tricky on the higher difficulties (For example ‘Dismantle the Combo Pipes’ on the Oil Rig, ‘Show Tony Alva You’re Hardcore’ in Santa Monica and ‘Nollies with Stevie Williams’ in East LA). Doing this will earn you every story related achievement which will total 400.

Step 2: Get the high score on every level
Enter free skate mode, pause, and select ‘Start High Score Run’. Now simply score 2000 points (very easy in one combo) then pause and select ‘End High Score Run’. Rinse and repeat for all 15 areas. Doing this will earn you another 150.

Step 3: Complete all ‘Classic Mode’ Goals
Complete all goals in ‘Classic Mode’ in each of the 6 classic levels. See “Classic Mode: 100%” in the achievement guide for more details. Doing this will earn you 200.

Step 4: Play every level on Xbox Live
This is much easier than it sounds, simply go into the Xbox Live menu and select ‘Beverly Hills’ as the level. As soon as you enter the game you will get the relevant achievement. Rinse and repeat for all 15 areas. Doing this will earn you 150.
NOTE: You don’t have to be in a match with other players to get these.

Step 5: Get all Skate Park pieces and find all gaps

The most time consuming step. You have to go back and get all Skate Ranch Pieces you missed and find all the gaps in every area, including classic levels. For help with gaps see http://thps3.net/THAW/. Doing this will earn you 100 which should complete your 1000!

Conclusion:
If by any chance you have followed these steps and still do not have the full 1000, consider revising your gap and skate ranch pieces lists; this is the most common source of missed achievements in this game.

[x360a would like to thank Zippy 101 for this Road Map]



The “New You”50
Got a haircut and some new clothes! (8) 

See "Party at the Ranch!"

Meet Iggy at the Ranch50
Impressed the crew enough to get into the Skate Ranch! (1) 

See "Party at the Ranch!"

Won the AMJAM50
Won the Tony Hawk AMJAM! (1) 

See "Party at the Ranch!"

Hanging with Alva50
Learned about Green Pipes Point from Tony Alva! 

See "Party at the Ranch!"

The Snake Run50
Mega begins digging up the Snake Run at the Skate Ranch! 

See "Party at the Ranch!"

Rally the Pros50
In search of pro skaters and bikers for the video! 

See "Party at the Ranch!"

Iggy's Out of Jail50
Shredding the Casino with Iggy! 

See "Party at the Ranch!"

Party at the Ranch!50
Skating the all new Skate Ranch. Story is complete! 

For these achievements, you will have to play through and complete all main missions in story mode. The main missions are the ones signified by the pink star. These do not include Mindy's high score challenges in the Green Pipe Point Skate Park, as those stars are purple.

If you need further help, see the "Notes" section at the bottom of this guide.

LIVE in Beverly Hills10
Competed LIVE against other players in Beverly Hills! (6) 

See "LIVE in Vans Park"

LIVE in Casino10
Competed LIVE against other players in Casino! 

See "LIVE in Vans Park"

LIVE in Chicago10
Competed LIVE against other players in Chicago! 

See "LIVE in Vans Park"

LIVE in Downtown10
Competed LIVE against other players in Downtown! 

See "LIVE in Vans Park"

LIVE in East L.A.10
Competed LIVE against other players in East L.A.! 

See "LIVE in Vans Park"

LIVE in Hollywood10
Competed LIVE against other players in Hollywood! 

See "LIVE in Vans Park"

LIVE in Kyoto10
Competed LIVE against other players in Kyoto! 

See "LIVE in Vans Park"

LIVE in Minneapolis10
Competed LIVE against other players in Minneapolis! 

See "LIVE in Vans Park"

LIVE in Oil Rig10
Competed LIVE against other players in Oil Rig! 

See "LIVE in Vans Park"

LIVE in Santa Cruz10
Competed LIVE against other players in Santa Cruz! 

See "LIVE in Vans Park"

LIVE in Santa Monica10
Competed LIVE against other players in Santa Monica! 

See "LIVE in Vans Park"

LIVE in Skate Ranch10
Competed LIVE against other players in Skate Ranch! 

See "LIVE in Vans Park"

LIVE in The Mall10
Competed LIVE against other players in the Mall! 

See "LIVE in Vans Park"

LIVE in The Ruins10
Competed LIVE against other players in Ruins! 

See "LIVE in Vans Park"

LIVE in Vans Park10
Competed LIVE against other players in Vans Park! 

For these achievements all you have to do is enter each level on Xbox Live. Right when you enter the level the achievement unlocks

Beverly Hills Record10
A high score has been achieved in Beverly Hills! 

See "Vans Park Record"

Casino Record10
A high score has been achieved in Casino! 

See "Vans Park Record"

Chicago Record10
A high score has been achieved in Chicago! 

See "Vans Park Record"

Downtown Record10
A high score has been achieved in Downtown! 

See "Vans Park Record"

East L.A. Record10
A high score has been achieved in in East L.A.! 

See "Vans Park Record"

Hollywood Record10
A high score has been achieved in Hollywood! 

See "Vans Park Record"

Kyoto Record10
A high score has been achieved in Kyoto! 

See "Vans Park Record"

Minneapolis Record10
A high score has been achieved in Minneapolis! 

See "Vans Park Record"

Oil Rig Record10
A high score has been achieved in Oil Rig! 

See "Vans Park Record"

Santa Cruz Record10
A high score has been achieved in Santa Cruz! 

See "Vans Park Record"

Santa Monica Record10
A high score has been achieved in Santa Monica! 

See "Vans Park Record"

Skate Ranch Record10
A high score has been achieved in Skate Ranch! 

See "Vans Park Record"

The Mall Record10
A high score has been achieved in the Mall! 

See "Vans Park Record"

The Ruins Record10
A high score has been achieved in the Ruins! 

See "Vans Park Record"

Vans Park Record10
A high score has been achieved in Vans Park! 

Enter each map in Free Skate mode. When it loads, go the the Pause Menu and hit 'Start Run'. You have 2 minutes to get 2,000 points, which shouldn't be hard at all. Once you get 2,000 points, you can either select 'End Run' from the Pause Menu or play through the run. Quitting after you get 2,000 will not get you the achievement.

Note: Do these achievements before the Classic Mode ones, as you will have to beat your Classic high score for this achievement as well.

Classic Mode: 10 goals30
10 goals have been completed in Classic Mode! 

See "Classic Mode: 100%"

Classic Mode: 20 goals30
20 goals have been completed in Classic Mode! 

See "Classic Mode: 100%"

Classic Mode: 30 goals30
30 goals have been completed in Classic Mode! 

See "Classic Mode: 100%"

Classic Mode: 40 goals30
40 goals have been completed in Classic Mode! 

See "Classic Mode: 100%"

Classic Mode: 50 goals30
50 goals have been completed in Classic Mode! 

See "Classic Mode: 100%"

Classic Mode: 100%50
Classic Mode is now 100% complete! (1) 

Classic mode consists of 6 maps, each with 10 challenges. For each map, there are:

  • 3 high score challenges, where you must score above a specific amount of points total in one session (2 minutes)
  • 1 high combo challenge, where you must score above a specific amount of points in a single combo
  • Collect SKATE, where you must collect the letters S-K-A-T-E that are scattered around the map during the course of a single session
  • Collect COMBO, where you must get the letters C-O-M-B-O in a single combo
  • 4 other goals, which vary from map to map.

You do not have to get all 10 goals in a single session. Also, you do not have to collect either SKATE or COMBO in order, but for COMBO it is easiest to start at C and go in order.

Complete100
Completed the game 100%! (28) 

You do not need 100% completion per se, but rather you will have to do the following:

  • Complete story mode - See "Party at the Ranch!"
  • Collect all Skate Ranch pieces.
  • Complete Classic Mode - see "Classic Mode 100%"
  • Find all gaps - This is the hard one. You must hit all gaps, either in story mode, free skate, classic, or a mixture of all 3. There are some gaps that you need to get in story mode, in the skate ranch. This is by far the most time-consuming part of the game. For help with the gaps, try http://thps3.net/THAW/.

For further help, check the notes section

Notes:

To enter cheats, start from the main menu, then go to 'Options' and 'Cheat Codes'. Enter these:

Perfect Grind: grindXpert
Perfect Manual: 2wheels!
Perfect Skitch: h!tchar!de
Moon Gravity: 2them00n
Full Special Meter: uronfire


 
 
 
Game Info
Publisher:
Activision
Genre:

Release:

US November 22, 2005
Europe December 02, 2005

Resolution: 480p, 720p, 1080i, Widescreen
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Players: 1
Online Players : 8
ESRB: Teen
Collection:680
Wishlist:60
 
 
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