Dead Island

Dead Island Achievements

Stick it to the enemy

Survive 15 consecutive waves using the analog combat controls.  

You'll need to manually switch to Analog in the Options>Controls menu. The way this works for melee combat is you need to hold down the Left Trigger, then use the Right Thumbstick to attack. If you want to chop off a head for example, pull the thumbstick all the way to the left/right and then quickly flick it in the exact opposite direction. It takes some getting used to... however, you can avoid any hassle by simply using guns, kicks or thrown weapons the entire time the settings are enabled. If you play in co-op and have a friend do all the work, you'll want to make sure you hit at least one enemy each wave for it to count.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by Razzazzika
Friday, November 18, 2011 @ 08:04:03 AM

Awww man, not again! I survived the first analogue achievement and then switched right back to regular controls as soon as I got it.

Comment #2 by Argus
Friday, November 18, 2011 @ 09:57:38 AM

It's not hard but it does get annoying sometimes. Anyone else agree?

Comment #3 by RIVE
Friday, November 18, 2011 @ 02:19:31 PM

I bet you could do this one co-op fairly easily if you are uncomfortable with Analog fighting.
Just have your friends do the majority of the work while you defend yourself.
Your friends/partners can probably remain on the Standard Controls.

Comment #4 by JennyOwnz
Friday, November 18, 2011 @ 02:30:56 PM

The analog controls weren't too bad but they did get a bit annoying.
I have a feeling i'm gonna die more than a couple times with this achievo.

Comment #5 by AgentOrange330
Monday, November 21, 2011 @ 11:58:52 AM

The analog controls are the ONLY way to play this game. I can't believe so many people are mortified at these controls.

Comment #6 by UnKnOwN CrAzY
Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 02:25:14 AM

Yep, I switched right back after the achievement. Still, its all good fun!!!

Comment #7 by fifth5urvivor
Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 06:10:13 PM

I'm not a big fan of the analog controls. Would turning on Analog and using guns work?

Comment #8 by TerrorfirmerIE
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 @ 07:27:04 PM

I was thinking analog controls for the first few easy waves, then try switch to guns - I hate the analog controls, can't imagine trying to use them in a frantic wave of 20 zombies!

Comment #9 by monleypunk28
Sunday, December 25, 2011 @ 03:37:18 AM

Oh lord....analog controls bite. I would love to do these achievements (and the non-DLC ones) with some people sometime!

Comment #10 by MasterGazelle
Wednesday, December 28, 2011 @ 01:53:24 PM

analogue sticks take twice as long to use as they won't just swing. every swing needing to be prepared first. time you you won't always have. then there's the times that you randomly look at floor instead of the infected running at you. I like analogue sticks when there's breathing space. But they really need a quick, no prepare time, move that's executable from the stick's dead zone.

Comment #11 by crazed blue
Friday, December 30, 2011 @ 04:41:46 PM

you can use a gun thats how i got the first achievement for it

Comment #12 by Mojo87
Wednesday, January 04, 2012 @ 02:12:01 AM

Yes you can use guns, that's what I did, but you can also just wait to get into a game with someone with a heavily modded weapon. It seems that literally every single time I connect with someone in the arena they have a gun with incredible stats and infinite ammo, which makes it a breeze to get this and the other arena achievements.

Comment #13 by hmmiffy
Sunday, January 15, 2012 @ 01:28:25 AM

Did this one on easy with guns on the first try. Controls don't change with using guns.

Comment #14 by BANEFUL KAIN
Sunday, December 09, 2012 @ 01:48:42 PM

To all whoo dont like the analog, you do not have to use a melee weapon, all you have to do is switch your controls to analog equip a shotgun and as long as you look down the sights(left trigger) and get kills that way it will still give you the progress. Best way is to co op with higher level players go to arena A get 1 kill and have other players kill the rest till you unlock the achievement.

Banefu1 Kane

Comment #15 by Cayusez
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 @ 01:43:09 AM

Im sure on the easy arena you can hover on that small bridge that parts in the middle and loads fall off the edge as they chase you. That's what happened to me going for another chevo so should work on this....although i did get use to analog

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Game Info
Deep Silver


US September 06, 2011
Europe September 09, 2011

HDD Space Required : 3.9 GB
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