Dead Island

Dead Island Achievements

Can't touch this

Use a hammer to kill a series of 15 zombies without taking damage.  

This achievement is made more difficult than necessary due to the game's lack of a block function, but this is best done very early in the game. You should be able to loot a hammer somewhere in the bar/pool area. You can then either wander and wait to find zombies feeding, killing them unaware, or attack the slower zombies with a kick to get them on the ground, then finish them. If you're attacked by multiple zombies when attempting this, don't hesitate to run away. You can get in the grapple sequence while doing this, so long as you don't mess it up. You don't take damage if you're successful. You can also kill using other weapons/methods during your streak, so long as you don't take damage and come back to the hammer at some point.

Another method is to join a friend at the very beginning of a new game with your high level character. The Level 1 zombies will easily die in a single shot.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by gmcb007
Friday, July 29, 2011 @ 10:24:26 AM

Haha loving the MC hammer refrence.

Comment #2 by Assassins Honor
Friday, July 29, 2011 @ 11:09:05 AM

I love these punny achievement names. xD

Comment #3 by darthchimp182
Friday, July 29, 2011 @ 02:47:13 PM

this one is absolutly inspired!

Comment #4 by MediumMelanin
Friday, July 29, 2011 @ 07:44:17 PM

Hammer Time!

Comment #5 by Sigmund666
Saturday, July 30, 2011 @ 02:25:45 AM

STOP! Hammer Zeit!

Comment #6 by boomdizzle 2
Saturday, July 30, 2011 @ 08:58:38 AM

definetly my favorite

Comment #7 by KuShNsTieN
Saturday, July 30, 2011 @ 03:34:22 PM

ill play mc hammer while attempting this

Comment #8 by PolledChild
Sunday, July 31, 2011 @ 11:25:37 AM

hope it's available from the start so i can get this first! this years "Dastardly"?

Comment #9 by BushidoRed
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 @ 09:53:11 PM

probably my favorite achievement in the whole game so far

Comment #10 by meandeadly90
Sunday, August 28, 2011 @ 12:03:54 PM

Funny pun. Original

Comment #11 by tuco31
Monday, August 29, 2011 @ 06:43:46 PM

this one deserves the award for the funniest cheevo of the year

Comment #12 by Argus
Thursday, September 01, 2011 @ 11:04:41 AM

As long as they don't make a zombie like the boomer (yes from L4D) then I'm set.

Comment #13 by bobthekilla
Sunday, September 04, 2011 @ 09:37:50 PM

I hope this game has a ton of easter eggs and references like the achievement names

Comment #14 by XxSKETCHxX313
Tuesday, September 06, 2011 @ 03:09:10 PM

This is pretty easy actually. Youll get hammers early on. upgrade them to max, Use your kick to knock zombies over and finish em with the hammer.
Note: If zombies grab you your still fine, just finish the LT, RT sequence so you dont take damage and you'll get it.

Comment #15 by DLlane1488
Tuesday, September 06, 2011 @ 07:27:29 PM

you don't really need to upgrade it this was my first achievement and i did it on accident

Comment #16 by taologos
Wednesday, September 07, 2011 @ 10:01:54 PM

Do you need to kill them 15 times in a row?

Comment #17 by bozie69
Thursday, September 08, 2011 @ 02:27:22 AM

you would think its easy to get this chevo but untill upgrades forget it lol

Comment #18 by NewSlang7
Thursday, September 08, 2011 @ 08:40:38 AM

I got this when I was level 10. I played as Xian Mei, so it's not difficult to get even if you're not Sam B. I found a decent hammer and upgraded it fully. I crept around looking for zombies that were by themselves. I let the zombies come to me, kicked them down, then beat them to death with the hammer. Be careful not to get ambushed by another zombie while you're killing the first one. Defense is your best offense for this achievement, don't try and approach more than one at a time. Took me about 10-15 minutes with this technique.

Comment #19 by juancaar
Thursday, September 08, 2011 @ 09:17:11 AM

I did this one around the gas station when i had to pick up the juice boxes. With the level 10 hammer #18 was talking about. I upped to to the max and got it using a lot of defence. 6 kills were to infected... I was lucky(but extremely carefull).. Lol.

Comment #20 by Psytek
Thursday, September 08, 2011 @ 01:43:40 PM

Ok This is really easy. and can be done right after the prologue it just takes a little time. So right after the prologue and you get to first mission to get the passport go outside the hut and go left. You will see a zombie sitting down a little ways past him there are some beach huts with a zombie banging on the door. Next to one of the beach huts is a "steel" bag with a puny hammer inside. Get the hammer and quit out of the game and reload load. You will find yourself with the hammer. Now walk outside and back to the sitting zombie. You will have seen him respawn. sneak him and kill him with the hammer and sneak the other zombie banging on the beach door. kill them both and quit out. Each time you quit out your progess saves. Also the puny hammer keeps respawning again when you need a n

Comment #21 by Psytek
Thursday, September 08, 2011 @ 01:45:48 PM

... new hammer.

Sorry ran out of room.

Comment #22 by Psytek
Thursday, September 08, 2011 @ 01:49:34 PM

Sorry to post a 3rd consecutive time but here's a better description to find the zombie and the beach huts. Exit Sinomolis hut run straight forward till you hit the coaste and go left. You should hear and see the sitting zombie. the beach huts are a few steps up

Comment #23 by Hippy Treee
Thursday, September 08, 2011 @ 04:47:35 PM

if you're a high level and you have a gnarley hammer join one of your buddy's games that a low level and smash up on 15 low level zombies..."na na na na, na naaa na!"

Comment #24 by Jack Pumpkinhed
Sunday, September 11, 2011 @ 01:13:40 PM

I got this around level 10 legit, because I'm too legit to quit.

Srsly though, just go to the beach from the lifeguard tower, and creep along the beach pulling one zombie at a time, kick them to the ground, beat them down with the hammer, rinse and repeat. You could also run back to the surf shop to repair. There usually aren't any zombies between where you come down initially to the beach and the surf shop

Comment #25 by Seifer XJ9
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 @ 04:58:10 AM

Full Tutorial and Video Here


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Comment #26 by Tonstar64
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 @ 02:16:35 AM

Easy to do. In the city part of the game just hop on a car or dumpster crouch and smck them in the head(they cant reach or attack you) or go to one of the barricades with the human enemies with guns, kill them and wait for zombies to line up at the fences and hit them through that(again they cant hit or attack you).

Comment #27 by Turbo_dee
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 @ 01:28:09 PM

I helped a stranger get this by joining his co-op game.It's easy enough, they target one zombie while the other person stands back a bit and watches for other zombies approaching.

Comment #28 by OConnor Gaming
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 05:37:47 AM

got to love the achievement names :P

Comment #29 by Jayouken
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 07:14:52 AM

I did this whilst playing co op with a friend. Just get the person you're playing with to knock them down & deplete their health & then finish them off with a quick bump to the noggin!

Comment #30 by ExW4r
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 07:16:42 PM

I did it with a lvl 8 char in singleplayer by running up the hill (with the road) from the the lifeguard station and just taking my time, kicking them down and bashing heads in. took me like 7 minutes.

Comment #31 by deathmule
Saturday, September 17, 2011 @ 05:03:36 PM

video to help with this

Comment #32 by cacodemon54
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 @ 05:40:58 PM

This isnt to hard, I did it about level 30. Just kick and use a sledge while they are on the ground

Comment #33 by MisterPudding93
Saturday, September 24, 2011 @ 11:27:34 PM

Can I use a sledgehammer? Does it still count?

Comment #34 by CombatVet IZ AF
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 @ 01:12:07 AM

I didn't start this one I was already in the game and playing in Morseby where the zombies are a bit tougher. Made it 14 twice and 12-13 a whole bunch but the final few are eluding me (I'm 40 so my reflexes aren't too great). If I teleport back to the resort, are the zombies there still the "lower level" skill-wise?

I've upgraded a hammer to the max and got the skills for sneaking up on zombies so I'm hoping to knock this one out.

Comment #35 by CombatVet IZ AF
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 @ 01:15:02 AM

Since we're throwing out Hammer references...

They should have named one of the headshot-related acheivements "The Funky Headhunter" after M.C.'s 94 album.

Comment #36 by pyoobez
Monday, October 03, 2011 @ 05:41:01 AM

I didn't have much trouble with it honestly, but I used a sort of "cheap" way that I also used for the 10 on fire chivo. Basically, get a sledgehammer (there's a good quest related one in the Church) and a pistol with like 50 bullets. Head to the City (Church) and run out and hop onto the hood of a box truck and then the roof of the cab (not the back/box). Stand there and the zombies will walk up but can't get on. Not even Infected or Thugs from what I've seen. Now just stand near the driver's or passenger's door and swing down at them. Once all the ones reaching up are dead, pull out your pistol (crappy ones are great, watch anything overly powerful and aim for the torso). Look around in a circle slowly and take potshots at any zombies you see. Wait for them to come over (may take an extr

Comment #37 by ZOMBIExFREAK
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 02:40:38 PM

I got this with a lvl 4 character. The black girl I forget her name. The quest early in the game where you have to kill the zombies in the lifegaurd tower. I had a blue hammer I think I was given as a quest reward(not sure). I just kiled the thug was able to break his arms pretty easy with the hammer to kill him. Then kill the other 6 zombies inside. pretty easy to do if you sneak up on one at a time without getting the others attention. Then pause reload last check point. Will take 2 runs plus one zombie on the third. I only had to start over 1 time.

Comment #38 by Myssed
Saturday, October 08, 2011 @ 06:32:47 AM

should come with a small dance :).

Comment #39 by kleshten
Monday, October 10, 2011 @ 04:32:44 AM

there is no real strategy that makes this anymore simple until now, I figured this out on my own and have not seen it posted anywhere before, currently working on my streak at 110/15...once you reach the church and have the fast travel option in chapter 2 fast travel to the lifeguard tower and head left towards the beach at the stairs look down and you will see a zombie running from the beach to the steps, that one will charge you just kick it to the ground and wail on it with a hammer continue to the beach and head right to see a zombie eating a corpse run up to it and kick it to the ground then hammer it, fast travel back to the church and immediately fast travel back to the life guard tower to kill the same 2 zombies that have now re-spawned, and just rinse and repeat

Comment #40 by electricx330
Thursday, October 27, 2011 @ 11:30:21 AM

Halt! Hammer Zeit! :) (Trousers)

Comment #41 by i owned daric w
Thursday, October 27, 2011 @ 04:23:21 PM

The best stategy I have for this is join a friends game when they are a lower level than you. The Zombies will be really easy to kill with one hit blows.

Comment #42 by triplexbox
Friday, February 03, 2012 @ 03:39:45 PM

i wish i could get this achievement while wearing parachute pants.

Comment #43 by BasqueNYC
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 09:31:30 AM

I didn't have too much trouble on this one,uh oh MC ref


Comment #44 by jeffgordon24
Saturday, March 10, 2012 @ 03:17:19 PM

this is pretty easy join someone whos atleast 15 levels below you and you should take out the zombies in one blow i did this achevo outside the hotel its easier if you can find zombies laying down

Comment #45 by Kamui024
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 08:08:28 PM

I did it in arena was hard yet easy lol

Comment #46 by Rygel
Sunday, May 27, 2012 @ 01:37:50 AM

I'd like to share my story of how I got this achievement. First, get about two or three hammers, make sure all hammers are full durability. I did the achievement at City of Moresby, but you can do it anywhere with cars. Whenever you see three or four zombies, run to the nearest car and kill 'em all. They can't reach you, for most of the cars. Try the four doors that are tall, or an ambulance etc. Don't go for low cars as they can still swipe at you.

GT: AnotherNguyen33 (If you like some help with other achievement, and I'd also like some assistance for Dead Island achievements, add me!)

Comment #47 by demon2236
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 @ 05:53:09 PM

i keep getting killed. can you throw the hammers at them?

Comment #48 by Zesty Potato234
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 @ 06:35:33 PM

This i kinda long but its quite easy: the way i did it was at the 2nd bunker, when you go into the manhole there will be a suicider (after you get to a specific part) what i did was i found a bunch of decent hammers and i just threw them at the suicider while keeping my distance. Throwing them will count, after its dead head back up stairs and fast travel out to of the resort area (so the suicider will reload) go back to bunker #2 and kill it again, keep doing this till you hit 15! Throwing the hammers at a suicider is alot easier then having to beat a zombie risking the possibility of being hit. Happy hunting!

Comment #49 by Savage13
Thursday, October 18, 2012 @ 08:15:05 AM

Get the Gabriel's Hammer or whatever its called from the Sister at the church and upgrade and modify it. Go into town, find a group of walkers and hop on a car/truck. swing away until you kill them all (usually 4-6 will gather), go to another area with a car/truck nearby and rinse and repeat. Just avoid any suiciders or rams as they can get you while you're on the car.

Comment #50 by lthibeaux
Sunday, November 18, 2012 @ 04:26:58 PM

ive tried everything and i just cant do it

Comment #51 by stripedjamie
Sunday, December 02, 2012 @ 05:37:42 AM

I dont know how you are supposed to creep up and kill them unawares, as even when I approach from behind they always get up and turn around when i get to a certain distance from them

Comment #52 by StickyVegas
Monday, January 28, 2013 @ 03:23:30 PM

@50, Must use a hammer, not just a blunt weapon.
@51, Jump & Kick to knock zombies to the ground and they won't hit you.

Comment #53 by Batou67
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 11:52:49 AM

This is how I got "One is all I need" and "Can't Touch This" at the same time using an upgraded Gabriel's Sledgehammer from Act 2. Basically, in the Resort area, in the very lower left (southwest) of the map is a tunnel where flaming Infected spawn one at a time, so they're very easy to kill with a well-timed swing. I could only get four of them to spawn in a row, but you can make that reset by running to the beach and back again. Just keep an eye out for regular Walkers spawning between runs. 10 minutes grinding, 2 achievements done :)

Comment #54 by DamnedCyanide
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 @ 08:07:56 AM

Easiest way to do this is to be on top of car and lure zombies nearby. I did this in Resort and killed zombies one at a time. Once hammer got broken, I simply repaired it and searched for more zombies.

Comment #55 by Artorias Awaits
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 @ 07:29:09 AM

Struggled on this one!

Comment #56 by Xenolith666
Friday, February 07, 2014 @ 05:29:19 PM

Did this on Act 2 in the city.. just jump on top of a car; crouch and hit the zombies in the head as they gather around. They can't hit you on the car as long as you're on the roof and not the hood.

Comment #57 by its delicious
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 @ 12:43:49 AM

I did the same as #56, except I used a sledgehammer and got up on a truck. I crouched to get "in range."

Comment #58 by MakeItDrizzle
Friday, November 13, 2015 @ 06:33:08 AM

Anybody be willing to help me with this achievement?? It would be greatly appreciated. Inbox me. Please have a mic so i can communicate with you. I'll help you get it too. Thanks in advance :)

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Deep Silver


US September 06, 2011
Europe September 09, 2011

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