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Cabela's Survival: Shadows of Katmai

Cabela's Survival: Shadows of Katmai Achievement Guide

Guide By: Capn Doug
There are 37 achievements with a total of 1000 points.


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Overview

- Estimated achievement difficulty: 6/10
- Offline: 37 (1000)
- Online: 0 (0) 
- Approximate amount of time to 1000: 8+ hours
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1 for story and 1 for each gallery.
- Number of missable achievements: None (level select)
- Do cheat codes disable achievements?: No Cheats
- Does difficulty affect achievements?: Yes
- Glitchy achievements: "Take the Plane Down"
- Unobtainable achievements: None
- Extra equipment needed?: Second Controller (Light Gun is not required)

 

Introduction:
Welcome to Cabela's Survival: Shadows of the Katmai. If you bought this game new, it probably came with a light gun, which is fortunately not required for this game. The game has a much more developed story mode than other Cabela's games, but it is just as short. You can probably knock the campaign out in under four hours, but the Shooting Galleries will take just as long and are much more difficult. So, let's jump right in.

Step 1: Story mode:
Start out on Hard since all the difficulties stack. Hard is a bit of a misnomer here, since there are only one or two locations that will give you any real trouble on hard. The only thing you need to pay attention to is the map piece collectables and the weapon specific kill achievements. Everything else is easily mopped up or practically story based.

Step 2: Story mop up:
There are a few things that you might have missed in your playthrough of the story. Since you have already gotten the achievement for passing the game on hard, you can change the difficulty down to easy and select the level you need.

Step 3: Shooting Galleries:
This is the only reason why the game got a 6 difficulty and not a 3. You need to do two things here: winning challenges by beating your high score and getting gold medals on all 27 galleries. Some of these galleries will require memorization, but all are managable with practice. There are tips available in the guide below.

Conclusion:
The game is pretty easy, aside from a few of the Shooting Galleries, so if you can stick with the more challenging galleries, you should be rewarded with the completion.

 

[x360a would like to thank Capn Doug for this Roadmap]



Super Sight30
Hunt 20 animals using Focus Shot in Story Mode 

This will almost certainly come naturally over the course of the game. You'll need to build up your focus first, but so long as you get a kill before the guage runs down, you will be be credited towards the achievement. If you are concerned, you can always use focus shot against the birds that swarm you while you are climbing cliffs.

The True Adventurer30
Finish Story Mode on the Hard difficulty setting 

Since the difficulties stack in this game (not a given for Cabela's games), you can play on hard and get credit for beating medium and easy as well. There are not that many difficult sections of the story, but the "monster" near the end of the game may give you a few problems. Focus shot (Left trigger ) is your friend, and try to get the collectibles, as they will ensure that you always have sufficient ammo and health.

You Are On Fire!30
Hunt four attackers in a single Focus Shot sequence in Story Mode (1) 

To pull this off, you will need a full bar for your focus shot. The problem is that there are not that many areas of the game were you will be facing off against four or more animals aside from the bird swarms while you are climbing cliffs. Birds are not easy to hit, but the birds present the most opportunities to get this done. When you have a full bar, wait for a flock of birds to come at you, pull the left trigger ()and down four birds. You'll have numerous opportunities to do this through out the game.

If you don't want to mess with trying this on birds, there is a good spot to get it right after finding Dr. West and getting the "Here You Are!" achievement. After finding her you're tasked with hunting for the sake of getting fur to keep Dr. West warm. Right after this segment starts you will walk a short distance and get ambushed, this ambush has 4-5 enemies and if you're using the bolt action rifle you can kill them all in one shot. If you fail just restart checkpoint. There are also 2 more similar sized ambushes to attempt this on right after the initial ambush.

Fill The Pocket30
Gather 15 collectibles in Story Mode (1) 

You'll probably get this before the end of level 3 since everything counts as a collectible. Not just the map pieces and journal pages, but ammo and health as well. None of the collectibles are very well hidden, so you will probably get everything (or almost everything) without a guide. The only essential collectibles are the map pieces as they unlock the Shooting Galleries. You can find a guide for those HERE. You can see if you missed any collectibles in the end of level stats.

Stop Chewing My Leg30
Hunt six latching animals while in Story Mode or Shooting Galleries (2) 

Having an animal latch onto you in story mode is practically unheard of (and pretty dangerous), but it happens in regular locations in the Shooting Galleries, so you might get this naturally while going for the gold medals. Essentially, if some wolves get close enough, they will grab onto your leg, forcing you to shoot the animal before it drains your health. Survival Gallery 3 is the best place to get this achievement if you want to grind, as there will be a wolf that latches on quite early. You will be able to get this in single player, though there is a method HERE describing how to get it with two controllers.

You Rule!30
Win 15 Challenges (1) 

After you finish one of the Shooting Galleries, you will have the option to create a challenge. You can do that after a good run to challenge yourself, but more than likely, you will just want to grind this out. You best bet is to load up a Survival Gallery and put down the controller for the entire thing. You'll probably die in less than 90 seconds regardless of what gallery and difficulty you use. Now, create a challenge from that run and play the challenge trying to get passed the first few predators to survive a few seconds longer and pass the challnge. Repeat 14 more times to unlock the achievement.

More Than Alpha30
Hunt three alpha wolves in Story Mode 

Story based. Alpha wolves appear frequently in the story in groups of wolves.

The Pro Adventurer30
Finish Story Mode on the Medium difficulty setting 

See "The True Adventurer."

There Is No Match For You!30
Hunt three bears in Story Mode 

Story based. There are several bears in the game, though you should get this while defending the cabin against the two attacking bears.

Cat Dominator30
Hunt four cougars in Story Mode 

Story based. Cougars are not as common in the game, but you will come across enough before finishing the game to unlock this achievement.

Hunting Holds No Secrets30
Finish three hunts in Story Mode 

This will unlock very early in the game. Any objective based kill counts toward this, so you should unlock this while gathering supplies in Chapter 2.

In Your Face30
Hunt 15 animals using Focus Shot in Story Mode 

See "Super Sight."

Off My Leg30
Hunt three latching animals while in Story Mode or Shooting Galleries 

See "Stop Chewing My Leg."

Hunting For Gold30
Obtain gold medals in all Survival Shooting Galleries (3) 

There are 9 galleries in total, and these can be done on any difficulty. In Survival, you will keep doing laps of the map until you die and the objective is to survive for as long as possible. Since these can be done on any difficulty, change to easy difficulty in the options menu. Some of these are quite easy, though the first gallery is not one of them. Once you acquire gold on the first level, you should have the skills necessary to get through most of the rest of the Survival galleries. Tips can be found HERE.

Keep Them Comin’30
Obtain gold medals in all Quick Draw Shooting Galleries (1) 

This is the hardest achievement in the game. Quick Draw galleries require you to get to a certain level of points, and provide you with perks and point multipliers to make it easier. The idea is to reach the maximum perk level in a certain amount of time. Unfortunately, if you get hit, you will lose the most recent perk you acquired and have to start again at the beginning of the previous perk, though you will keep your multiplier. You have very little margin for error, so you are basically going to want to not get hit at all, meaning that predators or any animal charging at the screen will always be your top priority. You will also probably need a few runthroughs to give you an idea of where the predators come from. Tips can be found HERE.

The linked thread suggests playing on hard for the Quick Draw galleries, but medium may be easier. You will get fewer points, but it will also take fewer shots to kill the predators, giving you more margin for error.

The Super Semi30
Hunt 10 animals with the semi auto rifle in Story Mode 

You will unlock the semi auto rifle part way through the story. There are enough animals to get this over the course of the game, so don't worry too much about it, but don't waste too many kills by using a weapon that you already have the achievement for.

The Bolt Connoisseur30
Hunt 30 animals with the bolt action rifle in Story Mode 

You get the bolt action rifle very near the beginning of the game. There are enough animals to get this over the course of the game, so don't worry too much about it, but don't waste too many kills by using a weapon that you already have the achievement for.

The Shotgun Master30
Hunt 20 animals with the shotgun in Story Mode 

You get the shotgun partway through the game. There are enough animals to get this over the course of the game, so don't worry too much about it, but don't waste too many kills by using a weapon that you already have the achievement for.

The Handgun Sheriff20
Hunt 20 animals with the handgun in Story Mode 

Story based. You get the handgun near the beginning of the game and it is the only weapon you can use while hanging on a cliff. As a result, you will probably get this on Level 2 shooting nothing but birds. Don't bother using this against land based emenies, since they should be used to rack up kills with the other weapons.

Hangman20
Hunt 20 targets while hanging in Story Mode (1) 

Story based. As you are climbing along the cliffs from one area to another you will frequently be swarmed by birds. Some of these swarms can be avoided, but most cannot. By the end of the second level, you should have amassed enough kills to unlock this.

Pro Challenge30
Win 10 Challenges 

See "You Rule!"

A Good Explorer30
Finish Story Mode on the Easy difficulty setting 

See "A True Adventurer."

Bonus Master20
Obtain six Perks in a single Shooting Gallery attempt 

You will probably get this naturally while going for the Gold Medals. Some animals will drop a perk that replenish your health, double your points or slow down time and such. These do not need to be different perks, but you should use them to ensure you get the achievement.

Serious Partner 30
Finish five Co-op Survival Shooting Galleries (1) 

This must be done locally. You don't need a second person for this, only a second controller. Finishing just means that you have gotten a result. You might want to do this on Survival Gallery 3 if you are going for the Latching achievements. Refer to THIS THREAD for the technique for that achievement. You should also get a few kills with your profile to ensure that the gallery counts.

Bulletproof30
Hunt 30 animals in a row without dying in Story Mode (2) 

You will probably get this naturally while playing the game since everything including swarms of birds counts. Even on hard the first few levels are pretty easy. You can also start a new game on easy to get this done relatively quickly.

Stay Away!30
Successfully repel 20 animals using melee attacks in Story Mode 

You can click the right stick to hit something with a melee attack. It might be wise to start a new playthrough for this on easy, though. At the beginning of the game, you will have to dig up some supplies while wolves attack you. If you just keep hitting the wolves with your shovel, you can get an infinite respawn of wolves. This is practically suicide on Hard, though.

It's All About Diversity20
Use four different Perks in a single Shooting Gallery attempt 

See "Bonus Master" for details. You will need to find and shoot 4 different perks and activate them before you pick up another one. For that reason, you are probably better off not trying for a gold medal at the same time. Easiest to do in Survival galleries.

The Town At Last30
Reach Jenner Station 

Unlocked through story progression. Cannot be missed.

Find The Light20
Exit the mines 

Unlocked through story progression. Cannot be missed.

Give It A Start20
Start the cable car 

Unlocked through story progression. Cannot be missed.

Everyone Is Safe For Now!20
Fight off the attackers at Jonah’s Cabin 

Unlocked through story progression. Cannot be missed.

Here You Are!20
Find Dr. West 

Unlocked through story progression. Cannot be missed.

Rest For The Night20
Reach Jonah’s Cabin 

Unlocked through story progression. Cannot be missed.

Take The Plane Down20
Land the plane without hitting an obstacle 

Fairly shortly after starting the game you will flash back to the plane crash that stranded you in this situation. Just avoid hitting the mountains before the end of the level and this should unlock. It is however a little glitchy and may not unlock as it should, likely due to some finicky hit detection. But, since the flashback is practically at the start of the game, just load up chapter one and try again if it does not unlock.

Gold All The Way30
Obtain gold medals in all Trek Shooting Galleries 

Trek galleries are the easiest of the three types of galleries. They only last a few minutes and the required score is low enough that platinum is almost a given. You get one runthrough of the map, but the biggest threat is not missing the required score, but being killed by a predator. Playing on Hard will make this easier since you get more points per kill. Tips can be found HERE.

Navigator30
Finish all Shooting Galleries one time (1) 

There are 27 galleries in total, 9 of each type. To play them you will need to first unlock them by getting the appropriate collectible. See "Fill the Pocket" for more info on where to find them. To finish the gallery, you need to have a score recorded. For Survival, that means just continuing until you die, but for Trek that means finishing the map. If you die in Trek, you will not get credit for finishing the level. For Quick Draw, you must reach the maximum required score to get credit for finishing the gallery. See "Hunting for Gold," "Gold all the Way" and "Keep Them Comin'" for more information.

Mush Mush Mush!20
Successfully complete one dog sledding event without taking any damage  

There are two dog sled sections during the game, niether of which are particularly difficult. All you are doing is steering left or right to avoid obstacles on the path. If you miss either of them, just start up Level 2. There is a sledding section right at the beginning of the level, so you should have few issues making it through after a little practice.


 
 
 
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Developer:
Activision
Publisher:
Activision
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Release:

US November 01, 2011

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