Darksiders: Wrath of War

Darksiders: Wrath of War Achievements

The True Horseman

COMPLETE the game on APOCALYPTIC difficulty     

These achievements do stack, so you can choose to play the game on Apocalyptic difficulty and earn all three achievements in a single playthrough. If you're having a hard time with this, you can play on Normal to get the feel for the bosses and collect the Abyssal Armor, which will let you take less damage. You can get it in Normal and start Apocalyptic with it.

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Comment #1 by tehPinkBullets
Friday, July 30, 2010 @ 11:34:42 AM

I beat the Normal difficulty in 23 hours. I was taking my time and exploring everything to make sure I had all achievements. Then I beat it on Apocalyptic in 13 hours, since I knew where everything was. To be honest, it's not much harder at all. I could have gone straight to Apo without doing Normal. You would probably get the Normal achievent anyways.

The good thing with Apoca is that you gain more experience from your kills and get more souls. It was soo much easier, pretty much essential, to beat the game on Apoca to get the "max out all weapons" achievement. Or else you don't get enough exp or souls to buy all the items from Vulgrim.

Comment #2 by razzultimus
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 03:50:51 AM

I tend to like to start out on normal difficulty on games and work me replay value...lots of times if i play harder difficulties first..i feel i have no reason to replay and never play it again. But thats me. Makes me feel im getting my moneys worth outta the games.

Comment #3 by smokinaces
Sunday, March 27, 2011 @ 09:43:48 AM

What tips can anyone give me for this mode.

Comment #4 by DucknahEireann
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 @ 01:52:40 PM

Agree with #2. Gonna try this on Apoc' difficulty soon....

Comment #5 by Uub
Monday, April 11, 2011 @ 11:43:01 AM

Can anyone send me save on apocalyptic difficulty, right befor the end? I
completed the game on easy and normal and I'm not happy to know that I didn't
had to beat it on EVERY difficulty but just start on apocalyptic to get those
three... so please... send me this save :}

Comment #6 by monleypunk28
Sunday, April 17, 2011 @ 12:48:56 PM

i hate how my friends said this game is easy on Apocalyptic, when i struggle
just on Normal lol maybe i'm a failure

Comment #7 by The Robxp
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 @ 09:39:30 PM

@5 I wouldn't be using game saves if I were u.....

Comment #8 by DEMexec
Friday, April 29, 2011 @ 02:33:54 AM

Finished the game on "Apocalyptic"-difficulty right away.
Some things that might get handy during fights:
- Use that Stone Armor spell you can buy from Vulgrim, and use it often.
- Learn how to time your block to launch counterattacks. Also, try to figure
out which attacks can be blocked and which have to be evaded (by dashing).
Hack 'n' Slay experience helps a lot here. :)
- Always have a potion hotkeyed.
- Enemies can't hit you during finishers. Use that to buy time, especially when
fighting against larger enemies like these four-legged behemoth thingies.

The bossfights all pass the Legend-of-Zelda-test: If you know what to do, it'll
be an effort to get actually hit. ;)
Good luck!

Comment #9 by asylumspadez
Sunday, June 05, 2011 @ 10:06:19 AM

Its best to play on a lower difficulty first that way you can learn what to do versues the various enemies and bosses through out and find the numerous item locations as well. This difficulty will test your patiences so just take your time and remember to constantly save so you dont lose progress.

Comment #10 by Jarhead 95
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 07:29:40 PM

I did this on normal and got the abysall armour than flew through apo with it since it was so easy

Comment #11 by killajoy714
Wednesday, July 06, 2011 @ 07:32:32 PM

So easy with Abyssal Armor. Heck, it is easier on Apocalyptic with Abyssal Armor than normal difficulty!

Comment #12 by dame247
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 @ 03:15:33 PM

i started an apocalyptic game the other day not finding it too difficult it took me about 3 goes to beat the bat tiabat or something... so not too hard i couldnt get the achievement for 160 kills on the eagle though so will have to run through on easy to get this.

Comment #13 by IrnMdnFan24
Thursday, August 11, 2011 @ 10:28:07 AM

When I started the game over on apocalyptic difficulty I chose to keep the abyssal armor, will I still get the achievement?

Comment #14 by clubsoda
Sunday, August 14, 2011 @ 08:36:00 AM

if u beat the game on easy or normal, do all your stats (powers, armor, etc) carry over to your next game on APOC difficulty?

Comment #15 by kchendrix1983
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @ 10:20:45 PM

I am worried about the same thing with beating the game on "Apocalyptic" while
having the "Abyssal Armor" equipped....I am gonna be so pissed if I go through
this whole game again and don't get the achievement just because I had the
armor equipped.

Comment #16 by BIGPLACE
Sunday, September 04, 2011 @ 08:43:17 PM

abyssal armour doesnt effect this achievement i finishsed the game with it not to long ago and its a MUST HAVE to do this achievement i suggest playing on normal or even easy unlocking it first and then heading to this difficulty

Comment #17 by inmate00187
Sunday, October 02, 2011 @ 05:12:10 PM

@12 nothing unlocks on easy. Have to be on normal.
@14 no. nothing carries over but the armor you get for beating the game.

Comment #18 by Lazylak
Thursday, December 22, 2011 @ 12:20:03 PM

the game is really easy, even on apocalyptic, especially once you get the Fury's Embrace

Comment #19 by Kallemall
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 @ 07:30:02 AM

Just throw on the Abyssal armor and whirl wind combo everything lol

Comment #20 by KalEL
Thursday, May 17, 2012 @ 05:05:04 PM

@17 currently doing an easy run before Apoca and haven't had a problem unlocking cheevos. FYI. Great game! Can't wait for Death

Comment #21 by Dr Zombie Bones
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 08:25:08 AM

@17 Yeah I've done the entire game on easy I'm on 770G and even the Abyssal Armour carried over.

Comment #22 by Josh McCann
Thursday, August 30, 2012 @ 05:57:05 PM

Just started my apocalyptic difficulty Playthru. this game is awesome I can't believe it had such a low rating well not low but it deserved better I can see the difference after the patch now with the screen not cracking. with the abyssal armor the game does seem easier

Comment #23 by Josh McCann
Thursday, September 06, 2012 @ 08:28:00 AM

This game is actually quite easy once you have completed a a Playthru on normal difficulty unlocking the abyssal armor. on your apocalyptic difficulty Playthru focus on stones skin as your wrath ability. stone skin level 4 combined with a abyssal armor makes you almost indestructible at times. Mentioned earlier in this forum was a discussion of the hundred and 60 kills on the flying bird during apocalyptic difficulty this can be achieved easily by turning the sensitivity up. I achieved my goal of the hundred and 60 kills on my third try on apocalyptic difficulty after cranking the sensitivity up. To wrap this up as I mentioned in other achievement posts about this game after this game had been patched you can see the difference with this with screen not cracking anymore.and a much more flu

Comment #24 by Josh McCann
Thursday, September 06, 2012 @ 08:29:45 AM

Fluid action sequences and gameplay. I believe that this game deserve a much higher rating than a 8.3 average after the patch I believe it deserves closer to nine

Comment #25 by Thrisslol
Sunday, September 09, 2012 @ 06:03:23 PM

Did this on my first playthrough. It's kinda hard at the beginning, but as you progress and get better skills (especially the whirlwind) it get's really easy. And if there's a hard passage, just use your wrath abilities and the chaos form. For wrath I think the plague thing is the best.. Can't remember the name right now, though. It's the last one you can buy from Vulgrim.
So if you don't want to play it twice, just start on Apocalyptic right away.
I mean the game is fantastic, however for me it was the characters and story that made the game, not the gameplay, so a second playthrough could be very annoying, I think.

Comment #26 by Jezz489
Saturday, September 15, 2012 @ 11:10:25 AM

Went straight to apocalyptic and hopefully get the achievements for finishing on normal and easy as well as apocalyptic, I'm trying to get all the achievements but either way I need to make a new game to get the 160 kills on the Angelic Beast achievement. Then I will have 100%

Also does anyone know if I will still get the unlock EVERYTHING achievement even though I didn't do the 160 kills on the Angelic Beast? Msg me or Msg me on xbox live GT: LTvOrange

Comment #27 by tyller
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 02:57:13 PM

can you inport from last play throw

Comment #28 by Sparkz1977
Monday, March 11, 2013 @ 08:44:01 AM

Just got this game. I think I'll start on normal difficulty just to get a feel for it.

Comment #29 by DiabolicMindSet
Thursday, April 17, 2014 @ 12:08:29 PM

got stuck om this about 3 months after it came out and traded it. Bought it back and just finished it. After maxing out stoneskin and getting the whirlwind combo for the sword. this game became a lot easier the deeper i got. for bosses i suggest using the item that revives you if you die and also having the health packs. I DID NOT USE THE ABYSMAL ARMOR went straight for it and thats why it took me a few years to finish lol my game time on my first playthrough on apocalyptic finished at 17.5 hours and i got stuck a few times. Very attainable without the armor just takes some grinding earlier in the game. The ending was so bad ass!

Comment #30 by x1c1cle
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 @ 05:13:51 AM

easy game, even on apoc. that warp portal tool is so cool!
I struggled with a few of the gang fights in the dark throne, but other than that, cheese.

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Game Info
Vigil Games


US January 05, 2010
Europe January 07, 2010
Japan January 08, 2010

HDD Space Required : 6.42 GB
Backward compatible on Xbox One: Yes
Price: $19.99USD
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