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Bionic Commando

Bionic Commando Achievement Guide
Guide By: Demon9Tom
There are 49 achievements with a total of 1000 points.

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Overview:
- Estimated achievement difficulty: 6/10
- Offline achievements: 49 (1000)
- Online achievements: 0
- Approximate time for 1000: 10 - 20 hours
- Minimum number of playthroughs required for completion: 1
- Number of missable achievements: 2
- Glitched achievements: No
- Do cheat codes disable achievements: No cheat codes available
- Does difficulty affect achievements: Yes

Introduction:
Welcome to the Bionic Commando Road Map and Achievement Guide. This game can be completed in one playthrough but I recommend you split it into two. Playing on Normal first will make gathering all the collectibles and completing all of the challenges much easier and less frustrating.

For the most part this game is easy and straight forward. However whenever you die you will need to re-complete any challenges or recollect any collectibles you picked up since the last checkpoint. This means its very easy to miss "The Collector" and "Bionically Challenged" achievements.

The game is also structured in such a way that after you complete a level you will never go back, this means that any collectibles missed in the area are missed permanently. There is a replay option but it does NOT allow you to pickup collectibles or complete challenges to work towards "Bionically Challenged". So if you miss ANY collectible you will not be able to go back and you will not be able to unlock "The Collector" achievement.

Step #1 - Normal Playthrough:
You will be unlocking all but two achievements on this playthrough, make sure to follow the Collectible Guide (LINK) to find all 150 collectibles and unlock "The Collector" achievement.

You may also want to refer to the Challenge Guide (LINK) all of the challenges in the game are listed here. Many of the challenges are simply and many others are included in the Achievement Guide. However there are some difficult challenges that are not, details of which can be found in the Challenge Guide.

Step #2 - Commando Playthrough:
You should now have all of the games achievements except "I Got Hard" and "I Went Commando" which you will be unlocking on this playthrough. A list of tips for playing on this difficulty can be found here (LINK).

Note: If you missed any of the collectibles or challenges on your normal playthrough, or you decide to only have one playthrough on this difficulty then you can unlock all the achievements during this playthrough.

Conclusion:
Overall this is simply game to get score out of. Unfortunately due to the save system, if you have missed even one challenge or Collectible will have missed "The Collector" and/or "Bionically Challenged" achievements. Your only option at this point is to start another playthrough.
[x360a would like to thank Demon9Tom for this Road Map]


Blood Trial5
Complete "Blood Trial" challenge (1) 
This challenge will start automatically on the first level "Ascension City Downtown - One" and requires you to kill 10 Grunts.

There are several hundred Grunts over the course of the game, so killing 10 should be no problem.
Close Up5
Complete "Close Up" challenge (1) 
This challenge will start automatically on the first level "Ascension City Downtown - One" and requires you to kill 1 enemy whilst zoomed in.

To do this press in the to zoom in then kill the Grunt using the .
Leap Up!5
Complete "Leap Up!" challenge 
This challenge will start automatically on the third level "Ascension City Downtown - One Continued" and requires you to perform 1 Leap Up.

To Leap Up attach to the next floor with the press to pull yourself into the air, and then press again to pull yourself up to the next floor.
Kaboom5
Complete "Kaboom" challenge 
This challenge will start after you pick up and equip your first grenade, and requires you to kill 1 Grunt using a grenade.

To do this equip a grenade by tapping the button, which will switch between whatever weapons you are holding, or hold down the button to bring up a radial menu showing all your weapons, use the to choose a weapon. Find a Grunt and then use the to throw the grenade.
Train Wreck5
Complete "Train Wreck" challenge 
This challenge will start after you complete the "Train Block!" challenge, and requires you to pull down 3 train cars.

To rip anything you need to attach to it using the then tap the button repeatedly to rip it.

You can find train cars in the following locations:

#1 - The first train car cannot be missed as you need to rip it to continue the story.
#2 - The second train car is towards the end of the "Ascension City Downtown - Three" level, it’s above you as you are moving along the raised highway.
#3 - On Ascension City Downtown - Four, you will enter a monorail station at the top of this station you will find the third train car.
#4 - Also on Downtown Four you will find a train car just after crossing the mines above three Grunts.
#5, 6, 7 - On the level Trent Industrial District - Three, as you start the level there will be three train cars to your left.
#8 - On the level Ascension City Downtown - Eight - At the start of the level on your left as you climb out of the hole.
#9 - On the level Saint's End Station once you enter the large carvern with the mines running through the centre, head to the upper level to find a train car.

Note: There are quite a few train cars in the game you only need to rip three of them.
Swinger5
Complete "Swinger" challenge 
This challenge will start after you complete the "First Swing" challenge, and requires you to complete 3 consecutive swings.

This can be completed in most areas in the game simply attach to an object above you with the , start swinging, release the to let go and grab another object with the . As long as you don't touch the floor you will complete this challenge after three swings.
Man Locked Up5
Complete "Man Locked Up" challenge 
This challenge will start after you pick up and equip your first Tarantula, and requires you to kill 1 Grunt using the Tarantula's lock on.

Find a group of one or more Grunts, click the to zoom in and then Hold down the and move the cross-hair over a Grunt to lock on. Release the to fire.
Stroke of Luck5
Complete "Stroke of Luck" challenge 
This challenge will start after you pick up and equip your first Bulldog, and requires you to kill 1 Grunt using the Bulldog.

Equip the Bulldog and use it to kill any enemy to complete this challenge.
Kick In The Back10
Complete "Kick In The Back" challenge 
This challenge will start automatically on the third level "Ascension City Downtown - One Continued" and requires you to perform 2 Zip Kicks.

To do this find a Grunt attach to him using the , press to get yourself airborne, and then again to kick him. Repeat this once to complete the challenge.
Receiving End10
Complete "Receiving End" challenge 
This challenge will start automatically on the thirteenth level "Fissure - One" and requires you to throw an object at an enemy.

See "The Pitcher" achievement for information on killing enemies with thrown objects.
Jabber Man10
Complete "Jabber Man" challenge 
This challenge will start after you complete the "Worthy Foe" challenge, and requires you to kill 10 Grunts in hand-to-hand combat.

Once the challenge starts use the and attacks on any Grunts you encounter, you only need to kill 10 so it won't take very long.
Incoming!10
Complete "Incoming!" challenge 
This challenge will start automatically on the seventh level "Ascension City Downtown - Five" and requires you to kill 1 Grunt using the Death From Above skill.

To do this you will need to be on a high ledge or hanging from a high ceiling above one or more Grunts. Jump from the ledge/ceiling and tap the button repeatedly to kill or injure the Grunts below, repeat this until you've killed one Grunt with one Death From Above.
Slayer10
Complete "Slayer" challenge 
This challenge will start after you complete the "Blood Trail" challenge, and requires you to kill 25 Grunts.

As before with the "Blood Trail" challenge there are several hundred Grunts so killing 25 shouldn't be a problem.
Torn Into Pieces10
Complete "Torn Into Pieces" challenge 
This challenge will start automatically on the eleventh level "Trent Industrial District - Three" and requires you to defeat 1 Polycraft whilst in the air.

See the "Poly Cruncher" achievement for tips on fighting Polycraft.

Just make sure to finish the Polycraft off with a Zip Kick to complete this challenge.
Fair Fight!10
Complete "Fair Fight!" challenge 
This challenge will start automatically on the third level "Ascension City Downtown - Five" and requires you to defeat 1 Biomech.

At the end of the seventh level you will encounter your first two Biomechs, you will need to defeat them both to finish this level.

See the "Biomech Sweeper" achievement for tips on fighting Biomechs.
Cracker15
Complete "Cracker" challenge 

This challenge will start after you complete the "Fair Fight!" challenge, and requires you to defeat 5 Biomechs.

See the "Biomech Sweeper" achievement for tips on fighting Biomechs.

Whoo-paah!10
Complete "Whoo-paah!" challenge 
This challenge will start automatically on the nineteenth level "Fissure - Three" and requires you to kill 1 Grunt using the Whip Spin.

See the "Whip 'Em Good" achievement for information on using the Whip Spin.
Down To Earth10
Complete "Down To Earth" challenge 
This challenge will start after you complete the "Go to Heaven" challenge, and requires you to Kite one Grunt and then throw him at another.

Find an area with two or more Grunts, attach to one of the Grunts using , press to Kite him, then press to smash him into another Grunt. It does NOT matter if the Grunt you Kite is alive or dead.
Rocket Man10
Complete "Rocket Man" challenge 
This challenge will start after you complete the "Man Locked Up" challenge, and requires you to kill 10 enemies using the Tarantula.

Killing any type of enemy using the Tarantula will count towards this challenge. So find any enemy press click the to zoom in and then Hold down the and move the cross-hair over the target to lock on. Release the to fire. Groups of Grunts work well for this as you will likely kill many with one shot. This challenge only requires 10 kills so won't take very long.
Two Hit Wonder10
Complete "Two Hit Wonder" challenge 
This challenge will start after you pick up and equip your first Hiker, and requires you to kill 2 Grunts with one shot using the Hiker.

The Hiker is a shotgun with a wide spread. You will need to get two or more Grunts close together (there will be many opportunities for this). Once you have two Grunts close by take the shot, if they both die you will complete the challenge.
Explosive Delivery10
Complete "Explosive Delivery" challenge 
This challenge will start after you complete the "Stroke of Luck" challenge, and requires you to kill 2 Grunts whilst swinging using the Bulldog.

As with the "Air to Surface" and the "Drive-by" challenges/achievements you do NOT have to kill both enemies during the same swing, or with one shot, just over time.

Equip the Bulldog, find some enemies, start swinging and use the Bulldog to kill two enemies.
The Pinball Effect10
Complete "The Pinball Effect" challenge 
This challenge will start after you complete the "Receiving End" challenge, and requires you to kill 2 enemies with one thrown object.

Find an area with two or more Grunts and movable objects on the ground. Let the enemies gather around. Attach yourself to one of the objects with , then press to Kite it, and then to throw it at an enemy.
Worthy Foe10
Complete "Worthy Foe" challenge 
This challenge will start automatically on the third level "Ascension City Downtown - Five" and requires you to defeat 3 Biomechs in hand-to-hand combat.

An easy way to destroy a Biomech in hand-to-hand is to use a Death From Above attack, then get behind the Biomech attach to the target on its back with the and then Press , and then again to Zip Kick, you should be able to kick it once or twice before the Biomech gets back up.
Spence is in the Air10
Complete "Spence is in the Air" challenge 
This challenge will start automatically on the nineteenth level "Fissure - Three" and requires you to destroy a Polycraft using an Adrenaline Finishing skill.

To use the Adrenaline Finishing skill you must first weaken a Polycraft to near death, then swing towards it and attach with the , now press the and buttons at the same time to perform an Adrenaline Finishing move. Your first opportunity to get this is towards the end of the Fissure Four level after hacking the Relay.
The River10
Complete "The River" challenge 
This challenge will start after you complete "The Turn" challenge, and requires you to kill 5 Grunts with one grenade.

As with “The Turn” challenge, attempt this whenever you see a large group of 5 or more enemies.

A good spot to attempt this is at the start of the "Trent Industrial District Two" level.

After remembering how to use the Punch Up ability you will go down a long hallway, at the end there around 7 or 8 enemies. Try swinging towards that area quickly with grenades equipped and your likely to catch most if not all of them with a grenade.
Let the Dog Out15
Complete "Let the Dog Out" challenge 
This challenge will start after you complete the "Stroke of Luck" challenge, and requires you to kill 3 Grunts with one shot from the Bulldog.

Find a group of 3 or more Grunts and get their attention so they gather together, then fire the bulldog into the middle of the group.
Barrage15
Complete "Barrage" challenge 
This challenge will start after you complete the "Incoming!" challenge, and requires you to kill 3 Grunts with one Death From Above.

To do this you will need to be on a high ledge or hanging from a high ceiling above three or more Grunts. Jump from the ledge/ceiling and tap the button repeatedly to kill or injure the Grunts below, repeat this until you've killed three Grunts with one Death From Above.

Note: Late in the game you will get the ability to use adrenaline to increase the power of certain skills, Death From Above is one of these skills. By tapping and repeatedly you will perform a more powerful Death From Above. This will help if you are having trouble killing enough Grunts to complete this challenge.
Air to Surface20
Complete "Air to Surface" challenge 
This challenge will start after you complete the "Man Locked Up" challenge, and requires you to kill 6 enemies using the Tarantula whilst swinging.

As with the "Drive-by" challenge/achievement you do NOT have to kill all six enemies during the same swing, or with one shot, just over time.

Whenever you have the Tarantula and encounter a group of enemies, grab onto something start swinging lock on to the enemy and kill them, do this a total of six times to complete this challenge.
Drive-by20
Complete "Drive-by" challenge 
This challenge will start after you complete the "Two Hit Wonder" challenge, and requires you to kill 3 Grunts using the Hiker whilst swinging.

This is a lot easier than it sounds. You need to equip the hiker and whilst swinging kill three Grunts. This is cumulative so you do NOT have to kill all three Grunts during the same swing, or with one shot, just over time.
Pull!15
Complete "Pull!" challenge 
This challenge will start after you complete the "The Pinball Effect" challenge, and requires you to kill an airborne enemy with a thrown object.

When you next encounter a Polycraft, weaken it with regular attacks then throw an object at it to finish it off. Your first chance to get this will be at the start of the level Ascension City Downtown Seven.
Come Out and Play20
Complete "Come Out and Play" challenge 
This challenge will start automatically on the nineteenth level "Fissure - Three" and requires you to destroy a Biomech using an Adrenaline Finishing skill.

To do this you most first weaken a Biomech to near death, then knock it down using a Death From Above. Get behind it and attach to its back with , now press the and buttons at the same time to perform an Adrenaline Finishing move. Your first opportunity to get this is during the Ascension City Park One level, where you will be attacked by two Biomechs.
Crowd Control20
Complete "Crowd Control" challenge 
This challenge will start after you complete the "Lash Out" challenge, and requires you to kill 6 Grunts with one Whip Spin.

See the "Whip 'Em Good" achievement for information on using the Whip Spin.

A good spot to get this is on the Ascension City Park Two level, at the start of the level drop down into the long hallway, there will be a large group of Grunts here. Continue down the hallway until you meet a second group of Grunts now head back up to the first room that you dropped from. Allow the soldiers to gather below you then jump down and use your Whip Spin.

Note: Do NOT go too far down the hallway or you will hit a checkpoint, if you then die the game will load but the enemies will be gone.
Shoot 'Em Up!15
Complete "Shoot 'Em Up!" challenge 
This challenge will start after you complete "Down to Earth" challenge, and requires you to kill 15 Grunts by Kiting them and killing them whilst they are in the air.

To do this find a Grunt attach to him with the , press to Kite him, then use to kill him with your equipped weapon.
The Pitcher25
Complete "The Pitcher" challenge 
This challenge will start after you complete the "The Pinball Effect" challenge, and requires you to kill 50 enemies with thrown objects.

Find an enemy in an area with movable objects on the ground. Attach yourself to one of the objects with the , press to Kite it, and then press to throw it at an enemy. Do this a total of 50 times to complete the challenge.
Feel the Beat, Y'all!25
Complete "Feel the Beat, Y'all!" challenge 
This challenge will start after you complete the "Jabber Man" challenge, and requires you to kill 30 Grunts in hand-to-hand combat.

As with the "Jabber Man" challenge use the and attacks on any Grunts you encounter. Again it won't take very long to kill this amount of Grunts.
Shellshock25
Complete "Shellshock" challenge 
This challenge will start after you complete the "Barrage" challenge, and requires you to kill 5 Grunts with one Death From Above.

To do this you will need to be on a high ledge or hanging from a high ceiling above five or more Grunts. Jump from the ledge/ceiling and tap the button repeatedly to kill or injure the Grunts below, repeat this until you've killed five Grunts with one Death From Above.

This post describes a good location to attempt this challenge (LINK).

Note: Late in the game you will get the ability to use adrenaline to increase the power of certain skills, Death From Above is one of these skills. By tapping and repeatedly you will perform a more powerful Death From Above. This will help if you are having trouble killing enough Grunts to complete this challenge.
Headshot Bonanza25
Complete "Headshot Bonanza" challenge 
This challenge will start after you complete the "Slayer" challenge, and requires you to kill 50 Grunts with head shots.

You should always attempt to head shot enemies when using your Tungsten hand gun as you will kill the enemy in one hit, saving ammo. It is easier to get a head shot whilst zoomed in using the . There are more than enough enemies to do this against and you should get this early on in the game.
Poly Cruncher25
Complete "Poly Cruncher" challenge 
This challenge will start after you complete the "Anti Air Measures!" challenge, and requires you to destroy 10 Polycraft.

An effective way of destroying a Polycraft is to have it follow you near to a point that you can swing from. Then swing at the Polycraft attach to it with the and then press to Zip Kick, often you can immediately attach again and Zip Kick until the Polycraft is destroyed. If not just find another point to swing from.

You can also use weapons like the Hiker, Tarantula, Bulldog, and SJMG if they are available to destroy Polycraft.
Nemesis25
Complete "Nemesis" challenge 
This challenge will start after you complete the "Slayer" challenge, and requires you to kill 350 Grunts.

As with the “Blood Trail” and “Slayer” challenges you can kill Grunts in any way you like to count towards this challenge. There are more than enough Grunts to reach 350, but I would suggest killing everyone you come across to be on the safe side.
Biomech Sweeper25
Complete "Biomech Sweeper" challenge 
This challenge will start after you complete "The Cracker" challenge, and requires you to defeat 15 Biomechs.

An easy way to destroy a Biomech is to use a Death From Above attack, then get behind the Biomech attach to the target on its back with , then Press , and then again to Zip Kick, you should be able to kick it once or twice before the Biomech gets back up.

You can also use weapons like the Hiker, Tarantula, Bulldog, SJMG, and grenades if they are available to destroy Biomechs.

The "Worthy Foe" challenge/achievement requires you to kill three Biomechs in hand-to-hand combat, so for the first three you fight make sure to finish them off with Zip Kicks.
Whip 'Em Good25
Complete "Whip 'Em Good" challenge 
This challenge will start after you complete the "Crowd Control" challenge, and requires you to kill 50 Grunts using your Whip Spin skill.

To use your Whip Spin you will need full Adrenaline. Press and to use the Whip Spin when Grunts are nearby.
Out of the Bush30
Complete "Out of the Bush" challenge 
You will fight the Buraq helicopter at the end of the "The Buraq, Pre-Fight" level.

To destroy the Buraq pick up the Tarantula Missile Launcher that will be dropped for you, and climb to the top of the large central tower. Wait for the Buraq to stop firing then peak out zoom in, lock onto it and fire. Repeat this two or three times and the Buraq will be destroyed.

Polycraft will also attack during this fight; you can destroy them using the Tarantula as well. You will need to destroy them before continuing the fight with the Buraq helicopter.
Can you dig it?40
Complete "Can you dig it?" challenge (1) 
You will fight the Mohole at the end of the "Mohole" level.

To defeat the Mohole you will need to wait for it to open the panels around its “eye”. It does this when it is about to attack. Once it opens use either the Bulldog or the SJMG to damage its eye (the SJMG does more damage). You can also throw the cars found all over this area at the Mohole but they are less reliable than your weapons.

Sometimes after you damage the Mohole it will fall over and start to regenerate its health. When this happens run over to it (shooting as you go) and attach to its eye. It will fling you up into the air. Press the and the buttons repeatedly to do a powerful Death From Above attack on the Mohole. Repeat this until the Mohole is defeated.

Note: Try to stay on the raised platform at the back of this area whenever you are not running at the Mohole or retrieving a weapon. Doing this you will mean you will avoid its most deadly attack (a series of shockwaves it fires into the ground) without having to do anything.
The Collector50
Find all collectibles in the game. (4) 
You need to collect all 150 collectibles in the game in one playthrough to unlock this achievement. There is NO way to go back for any collectibles if you miss them and pass through the checkpoint to the next level you will not be able to unlock the achievement.

A full list of the collectibles in the game can be found here (LINK).
Bionically Challenged50
Complete all challenges in the game. 
To unlock this achievement you need to complete ALL of the challenges in the game, in one playthrough. The only challenges you do not need to complete for this achievement are the collectible challenges. This achievement can be unlocked on any of the three difficulties.

Many of the challenges are tied to achievements, but there are also a large number of challenges that must be completed for this achievement that are not tied to the achievements.

All of these challenges as well as the achievement related challenges are listed in this thread (LINK).

This achievement will unlock once the end credits start to roll.
End Game50
Complete the final mission 
This achievement will unlock once you finish the final level "The Vault". The achievement will unlock on any of the three difficulties.
I got Hard75
Finish the game in Hard mode. 
To unlock this achievement you need to finish the game on the Hard difficulty or the Commando difficulty.
I went Commando100
Finish the game in Commando mode. (2) 
This achievement is unlocked by completing the game on the highest difficulty, Commando. You will also unlock the "I Got Hard" achievement for completing the game on Commando.

Several Tips on completing the game on Commando can be found here (LINK).
 
Secret Achievements
 
Choke on that50
Kill Groeder – Kill him for good (2) 
The fight with Groeder is on the second from last level "The Constructor". To start the fight you will first need to disable the Constructor.

Note: Save all of the grenades you can on the first section of this level for the fight with Groeder.

To start with you need to destroy the three Cooling Units, to do this head to one of the markers on your radar kill the enemies in the area, then grab the Cooling Unit and repeatedly tap the button to rip it. Repeat this for the remaining two. Once this is done head to the Buraq helicopter to start the fight with Groeder.

Groeder will use two main attacks on you, one will start with him jumping into the air; dodge this attack by jumping off the edge and grabbing the side of the structure. For his second attack he will dash at you, use the to dodge this attack then attach to him with and press to Zip Kick him.

Once he is below half health his suit will be clearly battle damaged. At this point you can damage him with grenades. Wait until he is circling the edge of the arena than through a grenade, once he gets back up and starts walking again through another. 3 or 4 grenades should be enough to kill him.

 
 
 
Game Info
Developer:
GRIN
Publisher:
Capcom
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Release:

US May 19, 2009
Europe May 22, 2009

ESRB: Mature
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