Dead Space 3

Dead Space 3 Achievements

Aren't You Thankful?

Complete the game on Hardcore Mode.   

Hardcore Mode is unlocked after completing the game on any difficulty. This is default at Hard difficulty mode. You cannot die. Checkpoints are active, but once death occurs, you will have to start over. Your best bet is to make a backup save, and every so often save to it just in case. This makes it not so "hardcore" but if you want the achievement without hassle, this might be your ticket.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by Xmoda
Thursday, December 20, 2012 @ 10:12:00 PM

god help us...

Comment #2 by linktriforce007
Thursday, December 20, 2012 @ 10:13:28 PM

what would I be thankful for?

Comment #3 by D3VAST8ER
Thursday, December 20, 2012 @ 10:27:36 PM

Oh no... Not again...

Comment #4 by onyxguard11
Thursday, December 20, 2012 @ 10:46:18 PM

bring it >:D

Comment #5 by m4milo
Thursday, December 20, 2012 @ 10:54:27 PM


Comment #6 by MikeDaddyRose
Friday, December 21, 2012 @ 03:24:17 AM

this agian, god damn it. lol

Comment #7 by Peter File
Friday, December 21, 2012 @ 03:25:14 AM

hardcore wsnt realy that bad,,
just had to be patient n realy carefull lol

Comment #8 by Chozo_Lord
Friday, December 21, 2012 @ 03:35:25 AM

Let's hope this is more like Dead Space 1 where you can actually save as much as you want, instead of only 3 times.

Comment #9 by Play Up Pomp3y
Friday, December 21, 2012 @ 03:47:00 AM

Damn. That'll be 2 outta 3 dead space games I won't be getting 1000g on then. One for the "hardcore" fans.........

Comment #10 by MassiveKneeGrow
Friday, December 21, 2012 @ 03:51:21 AM

Like #8 said that would be great , but I actully liked the Hardcore mode in Dead Space 2. Because when you finished Dead Space 2 on hardcore it was foem finger time BANG BANG PEW PEW! :)

Comment #11 by Ant Montana
Friday, December 21, 2012 @ 06:12:01 AM

To be fair, I did this on DS2 first time, but I was still hoping that they wouldn't include it again.

Comment #12 by Caramel Cardinal
Friday, December 21, 2012 @ 07:50:07 AM

song as there's an infinite powernode/money glitch early on in the game this shouldn't be too bad, if there isn't then at least we actually have an achievement that makes us feel like we've achieved something few else have

Comment #13 by rockhopper
Friday, December 21, 2012 @ 09:38:17 AM

Damnit, not again! The first one was intense but I got full gamerscore in first 2 so I will have to do it for this one.

Also won't this be easier since it doesn't say you can't do it in co-op? Co-op it will be done in then.

Comment #14 by Hurricane Of 87
Friday, December 21, 2012 @ 10:32:21 AM

YES, AGAIN, AGAIN, AGAIN. Looking forward to see what these other 'difficulties' are like too (Classic, Pure Survival).

Comment #15 by atomic viking54
Friday, December 21, 2012 @ 12:40:18 PM

my god

Comment #16 by Belvik
Friday, December 21, 2012 @ 03:52:34 PM

The hardcore achievement on DS2 wasn't too bad, especially if you could get past disc 1 and could use the disc switch point as a checkpoint for yourself. I think a 4 or 5 save limit would be better than 3 though.

Comment #17 by NY Yankees 23 2
Friday, December 21, 2012 @ 10:54:51 PM

If you didnt think this was gonna be in DS3 then you're a moron. I hated this in DS2. woosah, woosah!

Comment #18 by rockhopper
Saturday, December 22, 2012 @ 12:45:41 AM

Oh I knew it would be back, was just dreading it since the first time I practically hyperventilated at certain points hoping I wouldn't mess up. Usually those instant death sequences. Hardcore mode will be a staple achievement in every Dead Space game to come. But now I'm curious as to what the other new difficulties are, i.e. classic & pure survival.

Comment #19 by xtrafly
Saturday, December 22, 2012 @ 08:58:38 PM

That reminds me I must pick up dead space 2 to get this achievement.

Comment #20 by LushisBobby
Saturday, December 22, 2012 @ 09:09:13 PM

I think what they mean by "Aren't You Thankful?" is that are you thankful that Hardcore is not going to be the same as from Ds2

Because if hardcore was the same in dead space 3 the word hardcore in the achievement description would have a space in between hardcore because thats how dead space 2 hardcore description was like.

Comment #21 by Darkforce412
Sunday, December 23, 2012 @ 11:51:20 AM

the only cheevo that kept me from getting 100% on DS2.

Comment #22 by CxHxUxD
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 @ 10:02:15 AM

#9 it's not as bad as you think it is! Like #7 said, be patient and careful! Node those weapons up ASAP! I just finished Dead Space 2 on Hardcore and it was a blast. I was so scared!!

Comment #23 by freaks
Tuesday, January 01, 2013 @ 10:07:43 AM


Comment #24 by davidsports429
Tuesday, January 01, 2013 @ 06:49:18 PM

I used the zealot force gun and plasmacutter in ds2 hardcore?

Comment #25 by rbcube1010
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 @ 05:52:08 PM

Well, this will be fun...

Comment #26 by Ink129
Saturday, January 05, 2013 @ 11:38:54 AM

#24 Well, only you would know, dude. Lol ;)

I loved going through DS2 on Hardcore, so I'm actually looking forward to doing this again in some masochistic way. Bring it on! :D

Comment #27 by Suthef
Saturday, January 05, 2013 @ 12:53:08 PM

Pain in the ass but its gonna be so fun !

Comment #28 by TechStorm2012
Sunday, January 06, 2013 @ 08:15:22 PM

Awesome. Dead space is in my top five if not number one fave franchises and my hardcore playthrough (although stressful) was even more fun, scary, and ten times more satisfying than my first. For anyone putting it off, i did too, just play through again on zealot first to get familiar again and itll be not nearly as painful as you think. Im really glad they are putting it in here again, it made it scary again.

Comment #29 by Nevander
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 @ 10:58:28 PM

I really want to know what they mean by being thankful. All the responses here are just guesses and assumptions! Hell I'd take four saves instead of three. I'd be thankful for that.

Comment #30 by Zacry072
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 @ 10:08:50 AM

@29 My best assumption is that this achievement is named "Aren't You Thankful?" to ask if the player is thankful that they finally got through this painful difficulty. The last sequence of the game may even be especially harrowing. That's just my guess :P.

Comment #31 by MisterLeoman
Saturday, January 19, 2013 @ 01:36:37 PM

Well,let's hope that it's not going to be as hard as DS 2 Hardcore was-i wasn't even able to complete the second chapter back in DS 2

Comment #32 by Puddlejuggler
Monday, January 21, 2013 @ 05:09:17 AM

DS2 was and is in it's prime on hardcore mode. You begin to understand what a badass Isaac truly is! Also, the 50% recharge time on stasis gained from the advanced suit, made the last chapters for me :D fucking super leapers and exploders. And spitters.... Oh what the hell, fucking necromorphs

Gonna look forward to hardcore in DS3! The struggle for survival continues!

Comment #33 by SonikkuHedgehog
Monday, January 21, 2013 @ 08:21:11 AM

I wonder if Co-op is still enabled.

Comment #34 by Lord Atheos
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 @ 06:20:45 PM

YES! I love this!

Comment #35 by rockhopper
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 @ 11:29:31 PM

Yes I wonder if you can play hardcore in co-op. But if you can, if just one of you dies you'll be starting over from your last save. You better make sure you have a reliable co-op partner!

Also, I can't wait to see what reward you get this time. Surely it would be something different than the foam finger? Then I hope to use the reward for classic and pure survival modes.

Comment #36 by Deadly Krueger
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 @ 04:46:13 PM

@35 I kinda hope you can do this in co-op honestly.

I gotta finish the last 2 chapters on Dead Space 2 but just can't. I can't bring myself to do it lol.

Comment #37 by EchelonDelta
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 @ 10:51:09 PM

Does anyone else think that the difficulty and sense of accomplishment for this achievement will not be as great considering you can BUY resources with MS points, so buy the time you get to the first bench you can presumably have a fully upgraded plasma cutter. I dont plan on doing this myself, but it kind of cheapens the experince knowing its possible.

Comment #38 by rockhopper
Thursday, January 24, 2013 @ 12:22:01 AM

@37 - I don't think the accomplishment would be cheapened. I mean even if you want to spend real money to buy upgraded weapons (which is lame & stupid imo), I would still expect there to be plenty of instant death sequences & situations that throw lots of enemies at you & you would still need to focus.
Instant death sequences are really the worst for me. Lots of tension.

Also I just read elsewhere that there won't be save stations any more and hardcore would play differently this time. What the hell? Saves are done by auto-checkpoints.

Comment #39 by rockhopper
Thursday, January 24, 2013 @ 12:51:37 AM

Found this information in the main forum by Blizzje, via NEOgaf:

Hardcore Mode: Game autosaves normally like the rest of the modes, but now has perma-death. You can stop playing and pick it back up whenever you wish, but as soon as you die it's back to Chapter 1.

It was also posted that you will be able to copy your save to a USB drive as a backup and use that if you die. So with regard to the achievement title, I know what I'm thankful for. My USB drive!

Comment #40 by Atomic Beam
Saturday, January 26, 2013 @ 10:08:35 AM

linkk to that please

Comment #41 by rockhopper
Saturday, January 26, 2013 @ 09:24:19 PM

@40 - link to hardcore mode details, 2nd paragraph from bottom.

link to confirmation you will be able to back up a save. Post #796 from a person named Codecow. Codecow makes posts in that thread. He is a developer of the game and works for Visceral Games.

After someone asks if you can just back up a save, Codecow's response,
"Sadly this will be possible, on the other hand if we had prevented it we would have had to require a network connection, not a good idea for a mode we intend for people to be able to play in single player."

Comment #42 by TechStorm2012
Sunday, January 27, 2013 @ 12:58:00 AM

Should be: Arent you thankful you can cheat this one? you'll never know now who got this achievement legitimately and chances are very few people will.
They gave everyone what they were asking for and were complaining about regarding hard core in DS2 which was "nobody had 4 hour chunks to be able to play each sitting" which was all BS. Well now in this mode you can save, quit, and resume at any time but when you die its back to the beginning. So its more convenient but harder in some ways this time around which should be perfect for even the crybabies. The problem is now since everyone acts like they are entitled to every achievement without earning it EVERYONE is going to cheat it by backing up their save thereby making the hardest achievement in the game meaningless. I guess the

Comment #43 by rockhopper
Sunday, January 27, 2013 @ 01:18:53 AM

Well blame the co-op for this change to hardcore. If there was no co-op, they would use the traditional save stations, then I'm sure you would get just the 3 saves like before. I admit it's pretty lame to back up the save, but I can't deny that I won't abuse the hell out of it if they design it that way. This game is said to be around 20 hours long. The longest of the series. My heart wouldn't be able to handle the tension if I got to the end of the game and then died on an instant death sequence, then had to start all over again.

BTW, anyone that doesn't know, beating hardcore mode this time unlocks a secret crazy game mode that will allow for lots of replayability. The article edited out the title of the mode, but it was 10 letters long.

Comment #44 by uratitmouse
Sunday, January 27, 2013 @ 07:47:33 AM

I tryed on the first one and ended up hating the series for a while.

I didnt even bother with hardcore on the second one so I hate that its back again

If you could new game + for hardcore it wouldnt be as bad so heres hoping

Comment #45 by LostSoul 301281
Sunday, January 27, 2013 @ 12:01:35 PM

Hardcore mode on DS2 wasn't all that bad really.
And it felt like a real accomplishment when I finally beat it.
Bring it on, I say!

Comment #46 by nopantsx
Monday, January 28, 2013 @ 05:50:42 PM

Ok!! Bring it! :-)

Comment #47 by BongJam007
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 @ 11:03:18 AM

I can't believe the horror stories in this thread! If you play through the game a couple times, memorize what's going to happen, THEN play hardcore mode and you should be fine. If there are only 3 saves again, then have a plan on the 3 points you are going to save before you start in hardcore. For instance right before a tough boss or a flying scene where you could easily splatter yourself against debri. Using that tactic I saved myself hours of frustration. Looking forward to the challenge!!

Comment #48 by DarkOcelet
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 @ 01:32:26 PM

OK folks for those who didn't read the preview from , here is what i read , apparently you have unlimited saves yay!!!! right . OK , here is the bad news , you can save right but if you die! you start from the beginning of the game , meaning you can save anywhere and close the game and get back to it but if you die at anytime , you start from the beginning , and i thought three saves were a pain! but still bring it on if i did it on DS2 then i will sure do it here

Comment #49 by PledgedZebra4
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 @ 03:10:39 PM

So, the game is apparently 20 hours long. 19 1/2 hours in the final boss kills me and it's back to the start? That's even more bullshit than the 2nd game. Respect to anyone who does this legit but I'm not at all ashamed to admit that I'll be backing up my save at least a couple of times.


Can you revive in co-op like in Gears of War?
If you die where does that leave your co-op partner?
What if your co-op partner plays with someone else and gets ahead of you?

I really don't know how this will work in co-op.

Comment #50 by DellBoy1
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 @ 03:29:51 PM

I'm playing this now and it doesn't seem as bad as DS2, the options I have in New Game are Casual, Normal, Hard, Impossible. And in New Game+ Classic, Pure Survival and Hardcore hehe. The Kinect Voice Controls are doing my head in the the sound from the TV is making the Kinect give commands so I turned it off lol

Comment #51 by RedstoneFanatic
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 @ 06:52:48 AM

I'm guessing you unlock impossible by completing Hardcore? I'm assuming that 50G secret achievement is for completing impossible...

Comment #52 by David ov ince
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 @ 08:45:42 AM

If this can be done in co-op im thinking it will be a walk in the park

Comment #53 by rockhopper
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 @ 02:27:30 PM

@51 - Whether you unlock Impossible mode by beating hardcore or not remains to be seen. But there is no achievement for it. The 50G secret one you are referring to? is for beating the final boss/end game.

@52 - Co-op may be easier due to the fact you can revive one another, however there are enemies that can instantly kill you and kill you while you are downed if your partner can't revive you in time. Also you have the threat of instant death sequences that no matter what equals game over. Also if just one of you dies, it's game over. So in that regard, I think it would be a detriment to play in co-op. I wouldn't want that pressure on me knowing that if I screw it up for my partner after 15 hrs, we'd start over.

Comment #54 by NeoSant
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 @ 04:40:37 PM

You have only one life for the entire campaign on this mode. This type of chievos take away all the fun...

Comment #55 by davidmitford
Saturday, February 02, 2013 @ 12:50:03 AM

I think it makes it way more intense

Comment #56 by rockhopper
Saturday, February 02, 2013 @ 12:51:54 AM

Well I have the game in my possession and beating hardcore unlocks a new mode called Retro mode. Which is 8-bit retro.

Comment #57 by davidmitford
Saturday, February 02, 2013 @ 02:34:31 AM

I'm hoping you get something like the finger bang for beating the game on hardcore that gun was fun

Comment #58 by conspliferation
Saturday, February 02, 2013 @ 07:41:34 PM

bad news guys. Just read somewhere that you can't even die at all in this hardcore. Going to be worse than before :(

Comment #59 by freaks
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 @ 05:22:56 PM

a few guys finished it ALREADY and apparently they said it's "easier than DS2" maybe because of so much ammo and hp packs?

Comment #60 by Mayh3m
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 @ 06:39:37 PM


Beating the game on Hardcore unlocks "8 bit mode."
They counted the spaces as letters :)
I cant WAIT to see what thats like....

Comment #61 by Maverick2474
Wednesday, February 06, 2013 @ 11:20:09 AM

I don't have any friends interested in this game. So if anyone needs a Co-Op partner send me an invite with a message. 25-M on the East Coast.

Comment #62 by RedstoneFanatic
Thursday, February 07, 2013 @ 02:29:04 AM

I think it's easier than DS2. In DS2, it's all about one money resource and one upgrade resource... credits and nodes. In this game, resources in general can be put towards ammo, health, weapons, your RIG, and weapon upgrades... which makes for a LOT of resources.

Comment #63 by pvkapaulius
Thursday, February 07, 2013 @ 02:39:46 AM

so how mutch time you can save game?

Comment #64 by Sinac670
Thursday, February 07, 2013 @ 11:55:35 AM

@63 From Dead Space 3's description of hardcore I take it that you can save and continue, so you don't have to do one long play-through, but if you die at all it will reset you from the very beginning.

Comment #65 by stinky whisper
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 01:32:47 PM

Yes exactly you have unlimited checkpoints but if you die at any time back to the beginning you go! Idk about co op but ill be doing this solo personally. Also, someone mentioned the plasma cutter fully upgraded but it seems underpowered in this game. Plasma cutter is no longer the go to weapon anymore for me.

Comment #66 by Enter chandman
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 03:37:29 PM

I seriously got to the platform where you actually fight the boss and the platform failed to load and I just died...
Times like this are where I'm glad I saved twice. Once on my HDD and another on a flash! Or else I'd be getting a new TV and controller.

Comment #67 by Medickep
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 08:52:24 PM

So just be even clearer, if you due you return to the last save? I don't follow the unlimited check points, but if you die you start all over!!

Some guys are copying they're progress to a second location. How do you do this, if you start over when you select "save and quit"

Comment #68 by Lord Atheos
Saturday, February 09, 2013 @ 12:50:50 AM

I will be one of the few people doing this properly...

Comment #69 by Neme6ben
Saturday, February 09, 2013 @ 09:40:41 PM

I'm just wondering what the difficulty level is when you play hardcore, on classic and pure survival mode it's on hard, but I didn't read anything on hardcore about this!

Comment #70 by bblue2344
Sunday, February 10, 2013 @ 06:41:19 AM

YES i am sooo thankful for another masochistic game mode lol. This is the closest thing to actually being jumped by necros and re-generators.

@69 In DS2 hard core was not the hardest difficulty but the second most difficult (i forgot the name), however scarcity of resources was the same as in the most difficult setting. This wasnt stated in the game anywhere it was just what the majority of people, including myself, have gathered. I assume ds3 will be similar.

Comment #71 by Old Books
Sunday, February 10, 2013 @ 11:42:56 AM


I believe it states in game that Hardcore is set to Hard difficulty. As are pure survival and classic. So at least it's not on Impossible.

Comment #72 by where2next
Monday, February 11, 2013 @ 04:06:24 AM

Does anyone know if Devil Horns can be used in Hardcore?

Comment #73 by armyranger0126
Monday, February 11, 2013 @ 01:17:57 PM

Do the same thing as MOH, save every so often and make a copy onto a USB drive. If you die then go back to dashboard and transfer the copy to your hard drive. It maybe cheap but it'll save you from having to start completely over especially if you are just going for achievements.

Comment #74 by vRunner88
Monday, February 11, 2013 @ 08:24:58 PM

Thanks Ranger, thats what I'll be doing to get this achievement. I'm glad they made it like this instead of 3 saves all game.

Comment #75 by freaks
Monday, February 11, 2013 @ 08:34:15 PM

it's not all that hard... i can take breaks and my time with it, and there are lots of ressources in there aswell... i'm doing it in coop and it's alright, not as hard as DS2 so far..

Comment #76 by darkmikasonfire
Monday, February 11, 2013 @ 09:23:57 PM

@72, they can be, as will any dlc or preorder bonus you bought.

Comment #77 by Finnish Krogan
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 @ 01:27:32 PM

Has anyone tried backing there save up on a usb and unpluging it from the xbox?

Comment #78 by Nighthawk c4 v2
Thursday, February 14, 2013 @ 12:24:41 PM

Not feeling very thankful. DS2 harcore was better, I'd rather getr 3 saves than checkpoints

Comment #79 by SpidaRockBeats
Thursday, February 14, 2013 @ 04:16:15 PM

use this trick when playing hardcore mode so you dont have to worry about dying and starting all over hears a youtube video guide it display ps3 but same thing

Comment #80 by freaks
Friday, February 15, 2013 @ 07:23:40 PM

DONE!!!!! well that was great! i've done it without the USB key, and i REALLY didn't die once :) that's really cool!! just know where the hard parts are!!! And it makes it all spicier without the glitches guys; really try it, i recommand it :) Know your way and beat it!

Comment #81 by DeadlyPlace
Saturday, February 16, 2013 @ 12:00:54 AM

died on chapter 19 just as you fly to the moon..........should probably flip some shit but no i'll just start....all over...again ;_;

Comment #82 by fritobandito858
Sunday, February 17, 2013 @ 12:16:16 AM

@76 Devil Horns can't be used, are you kidding me? It's a new game, so you will have to restart. But you will keep the dlc weapons.

Comment #83 by metalheadd1996
Sunday, February 17, 2013 @ 06:50:47 AM

You can use the devil horns in hardcore and pure survival. Just delete your system cache, online pass, and any resource packs you have. After this, the devil horns will be deposited to your safe. :)

Comment #84 by sSINTOMASs17310
Sunday, February 17, 2013 @ 10:07:28 AM

There buggggg gentlemen! I got lucky when you get pass the Classic mode you get devil horns only standard mode, well then I have them in impossible mode or in inglish (HARDCORE) want to say but I'll wait a while to strive xD .... I got lucky there's no way you spend anything to give him notice what hardcore mode first if not believe E-mail me at my profile and I show as I have for those distrustful I am a serious person;)

Comment #85 by sSINTOMASs17310
Sunday, February 17, 2013 @ 10:23:24 AM

De momento solo lo enseñare a aquellos curiosos que quieran comprobarlo, cuando alguien haga la lista de logros si incluye mi nombre en ella le dire como hacerlo para que todo el mundo pueda completar el modo hardcore mas facilmente municion infinita chicos ya sabeis los que teneis el arma los cuernos del diablo.... :)

Comment #86 by sSINTOMASs17310
Sunday, February 17, 2013 @ 10:27:07 AM

Currently only teach it to those who want to check it curious when someone makes the list of achievements if you include my name on it will tell you how to do it so that everyone can complete more easily hardcore mode infinite ammo guys already know that you have the devil horns weapon .... :)

sorry for the previous message esque not speak your language very well and use the google translators xD

Comment #87 by sSINTOMASs17310
Sunday, February 17, 2013 @ 02:50:02 PM

This also applies to buggg survival mode I just confirm (devil horns)

Comment #88 by sSINTOMASs17310
Sunday, February 17, 2013 @ 03:55:15 PM

I arrived a little late well then just say that after clearing the cache and take the gun and SLIR devil horns and online store and we can also use it in every way :)

sorry for the spam

Comment #89 by ttdrevan
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 11:48:17 AM

Just finished in little less than 6 hours, hello for another 1000 GS on Dead Space game :) Much much easier than DS2 HC

Comment #90 by andrewassassin2
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 02:33:25 PM

im gonna fucking demolish this!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment #91 by sSINTOMASs17310
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 07:06:00 PM

1000G +

Comment #92 by D3VAST8ER
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 @ 08:09:19 PM

I'm really nervous to play this. I'm pretty good at the game, and I think I could do it. But I don't know what I would do with my life if I died.

Comment #93 by sirchambers69
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 @ 08:44:25 AM

Done this yesterday in 6 hours 15mins was no where near as hard as deads space 2 for sure

Comment #94 by Hurricane Of 87
Thursday, February 21, 2013 @ 04:55:17 PM

#90: My kind of player!

Did it in 7:30:14, including the Greely and Conning Tower.

Complete a Pure Survival playthrough beforehand, this'll give you access to MK-II Overclocked frames, tips and attachments and a "One time resource supply" which'll help you upgrade 3 out of the 4 Hit Points at the first Suit Kiosk.

At the first Suit Kiosk switch to the Engineering Suit. This'll give you 25 inventory slots whereas the EVA Suit just has 20.

Use the Safe. A lot. Typically I freed up 7 inventory slots before venturing off again. You can always bring stuff back out of the safe if you're getting your arse kicked or keep it there until you approach the necessary resources needed for an upgrade, then go and break them down.

Comment #95 by Hurricane Of 87
Thursday, February 21, 2013 @ 04:56:23 PM

Don't be afraid to backtrack for ScavBot pickups. If you die you're going back a couple of hours, so what's another 5 minutes?

You can run through the first 3 enemy sections on Chapter 13: Cliffs Of Volantis since there's no doors blocking your way out. Save time/ammo.

Weapon of Choice:
Top weapon: Chain Gun (Telemetry Spike + Diffraction Torus)
Lower weapon: Seeker Rifle (Military Engine + Precision Tip)
Attachment 1: Stasis Amplifier
Attachment 2: Stasis Coating

The chain gun has a gigantic clip and sprays in the general area you point the weapon so great if you're not so accurate.
The those bullets that hit will slow the enemies down to a crawl with stasis coating
This increases your accuracy and confidence for the Seeker Rifle shot which puts down most enemies in

Comment #96 by Hurricane Of 87
Thursday, February 21, 2013 @ 04:57:38 PM

Even More?
...This increases your accuracy and confidence for the Seeker Rifle shot which puts down most enemies in one/two shots.
Also perfect for stopping those Chapter 19 tentacles waving about and putting them down quickly.

Also practice the end of Chapter 15, this is pretty tough and I can see a lot of people dying here.

Good luck!

Comment #97 by POPMasterGod
Saturday, February 23, 2013 @ 11:57:16 AM

This was a pain in the ass. lol

Comment #98 by GerryELD
Saturday, February 23, 2013 @ 02:22:24 PM

Hey guys,you can use the devil horns on pure sirvival or hardcore:) just delete your cache on system settings and delte your season pass (dont worry you cant get it back later) and all the downloads. Then when you run the game SAY NO to the set up and you should see the message just as you select the game file, now remember you have to be at least at chapter 3 since there it is the first nonblocked bench. Go to your bench and there should be the horns. Make a blueprint in any case. If you want to get your season pass back, just andvance until chapter 4, save and quit and log into xbox live normally. Once you donwload the set up and go to the main menu, the season pass will download again. I just beat survival using the horns and im going for hardcore. Hope this is helpful!!! There are a lo

Comment #99 by Neme6ben
Saturday, February 23, 2013 @ 11:58:21 PM

just got it, I used the usb trick, but in the end I didn't die once lol! pretty easy to do, easier than DS2

Comment #100 by PHOPOW
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 @ 04:25:00 PM

Just did it. And without the USB trick. I did use the Devil Horns though. Much easier than Dead Space 2. Now I'm just waiting for the Dead Space Awakening DLC.

Comment #101 by Havok1496
Saturday, March 02, 2013 @ 02:04:56 AM

This is probably way to late but to those people who aren't sure how the usb save thing works basically you have to go to storage and find your dead space 3 save file in the memory part, where it tells you what dlc you have, save files etc, and then while having a usb plugged in copy your file to your usb. if you die what you have to do is you delete your save file for dead space 3 that is on the xbox hard drive and then transfer the save you have on the usb to the xbox. I didn't need it but i feel that just knowing that you have it helps to take some of the tension off.

Comment #102 by Atomic Beam
Sunday, March 03, 2013 @ 07:00:45 PM

The best way to do this achievement is to mod an hardcore save game from someone who is saved just at the end of the game before the boss. it took me 10 minute to complete it on hardcore MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!! seriously i did hardcore twice on dead space 2 and couldnt bother doing this one on deadspace 3...just used a modded gamesave, spared me frustration and time...

Comment #103 by Atomic Beam
Sunday, March 03, 2013 @ 07:02:00 PM

exploiting the save game glitch is as bad as using a modded game save...just saying..

Comment #104 by dewst
Monday, March 04, 2013 @ 03:31:01 PM

This isn't even hard, it's my last achievement and i'm sure it'll be done in a short amount of time. I assume it's the last achievement everyone will try so you'll know which parts to goto the dashboard and copy the save to a USB drive. easy.

Comment #105 by freaks
Monday, March 11, 2013 @ 08:33:42 AM

you guys who're cheating.... you are SO lame.

Comment #106 by Grim70Reaper
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 01:09:19 PM

not as easy as the others.

Comment #107 by Xionsmith
Friday, March 15, 2013 @ 12:47:22 PM

This one wasn't to bad this time around. Just take it slow and if your about to die, pause and jump to Xbox home screen.

My advice is to complete Pure Survival Mode first so you can make some badass guns and have a decent amount of resources to upgrade your rig early on.

Comment #108 by ssiidd
Saturday, March 23, 2013 @ 12:15:40 PM


Comment #109 by FighterRaptor17
Friday, March 29, 2013 @ 05:47:32 PM

Gonna do what I did with DS2 and save this for last. Debating on whether or not to do this in CO-OP or not. Currently attempting Pure Survival mode and have a CO-OP campaign on normal with a buddy. Probably going to have to run through a couple times on hard before starting hardcore, but planning on saving the negotiator and evangelizer for this, haven't even touched them yet. Looking forward to adding another Dead Space to the 100% list

Comment #110 by mtot96
Sunday, March 31, 2013 @ 10:02:00 PM

At least this can be done in co-op,whoever wants to get this done add me

Comment #111 by yenmiT
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 @ 08:48:22 PM

Them flight scenes really mess you up!

Comment #112 by Pe3Weee
Friday, April 12, 2013 @ 04:35:01 PM

Use the devil horns. Just watch for instability stuff along the way.

Comment #113 by Pe3Weee
Friday, April 12, 2013 @ 04:38:27 PM

Instability = instakill. (stupid spell check)

Comment #114 by Pe3Weee
Monday, April 22, 2013 @ 12:07:07 PM

Welp the new update takes the devil horns out for hardcore and survival modes =(

Comment #115 by DavyJonesSniper
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 @ 11:45:17 AM

dang still need to work on this...

Comment #116 by Adult Blood
Monday, April 29, 2013 @ 02:30:32 PM

To hard since you get noob weapons o_o

Comment #117 by Adult Blood
Monday, April 29, 2013 @ 02:32:33 PM

To hard since you get noob weapons o_o

Comment #118 by Pe3Weee
Saturday, May 04, 2013 @ 11:14:38 AM

Just got this and I must say, the last few chapters are some of the most intense game play ever. There's a lot of time at stake when your that far.

Comment #119 by AnarchoPunk24
Monday, May 06, 2013 @ 12:56:39 AM

Hey guys, I need to get DS3 pure survival, hardcore, classic, and pure survival in Awakened for my last 4 achievements. If anyone wants to help me get one/all of them, let me know, and I'd be glad to do the same for you!(:
Oh and in Awakened, the only part I can't beat alone is the part with the cult leader at the end... :/ if someone wouldn't mind helping with that, it'd be greatly appreciated!

Thanks guys, GT: AnarchoPunk24
Just shoot me a message! (Have a mic!)

Comment #120 by rob5000
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 09:19:32 PM

I play almost 7 hours of this and got to the part where you climb the ice wall where the cargo lift is that swings and where the ice walls falls got hit by the last ice wall at the very tip of it and I'd lost everything rage!!!!!!!!!!!!! Maybe some other time I'll try again.

Comment #121 by Shadow Maura777
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 @ 03:44:32 AM

bull shit

Comment #122 by Peter File
Friday, July 05, 2013 @ 11:17:18 AM

Do this run after pure survival, cuz you get the overclock parts straight away, wsnt too bad really

Comment #123 by TrollOfTheGODJ
Friday, August 23, 2013 @ 05:53:13 PM

anyone willing to help me do this add me gt is TrollOfTheGODJ im gonna be using cloud saves to make it easier

Comment #124 by FatelFox
Sunday, September 01, 2013 @ 03:01:55 PM

This is definitely going as my "Never Again" achievement...

Comment #125 by EoSxJinBambino
Saturday, September 14, 2013 @ 01:34:44 PM

This was soooo much easier than part 2 just beat the game on impossible classic and pure survival first And then once you play hard core it'll feel like a cake walk. Just use the semi auto and force gun. With stasi attachment.

The only enemy that can one shot you is the soldiers with rocket launchers. Don't try to be pro and catch it with kenesis.
Don't do optional missions and always have a ripper for the feeders.
Take a ripper with force gun when you go inside the dead monster and camp inside cage when the feeders come after you.

Comment #126 by Nava uk
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 @ 02:57:09 PM

I've got 1000g on DS 1&2 legit and it was a great challenge I'm looking forward to achieving another 1000g on DS3 with no cheating. I don't see the point in cheating cause its not much of an achievement then is it. Boooo to all cheaters!!

Comment #127 by RDWatson16
Sunday, September 29, 2013 @ 07:15:08 PM

with the more recent updates you can no longer bring the devils horns into the harder modes such as pure survival and hardcore

Comment #128 by thecodebs
Thursday, December 12, 2013 @ 07:24:20 AM

hello ^_^ how r u every 1 ...
mssg me maybe we can help each other ...
my gamer tag thecodebs .... see u soon ..

Comment #129 by Drak18
Saturday, April 12, 2014 @ 08:46:44 PM

Looking for a co-op partner, msg me Drak18

Comment #130 by xTheGameHunterx
Wednesday, June 04, 2014 @ 02:21:07 PM

I figured that HardCore would be easier and more fun with a co-op partner. I could also help you with co-op cheevos once you have me. Message me if interested!
Gamertag: xTheGameHunterx

Comment #131 by FakedAlloy999
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 @ 06:29:09 AM

this did not open when I finished and waited till the end cut scene,did they mean you cannot die AT ALL through this hard mode

Comment #132 by MIKE1989TW
Saturday, August 09, 2014 @ 06:04:52 PM

#126 yh 1&2 was a damn hard challenge!! I've put this one on the burner recently but just about to finish off this last Cheevo.. To all out there I would not recommend using coop as it's much better to rely on yourself than other people.. Good Luck.

Comment #133 by jano872
Tuesday, October 07, 2014 @ 01:39:39 PM

this is realy hardcore!! ;)

Comment #134 by paul saint
Sunday, October 12, 2014 @ 07:44:59 PM

Looking for a co op partner to do this gt MR SMAD1990

Comment #135 by Alex Minestra
Sunday, April 26, 2015 @ 02:39:40 PM

Hi Guys

I search a co op partner for this and Pure Survival Mode.

Add me: Dies Amoris

Comment #136 by razboi7
Saturday, December 12, 2015 @ 04:15:32 PM

This chievo isn't so hard to get, just follow what the guide says and make backup saves every so often. If you've played through the game a few times (which no doubt you have) you should remember the tougher parts of the game. Especially the times where if you get hit once you die instantly (flying, climbing the cliffs, etc.). These are the best places to save and quit and make sure you've got a backup just in case. Another thing to note is that you should always have a surplus of med kits on you, just in case panic ensues. Something else to note is that you should take full advantage of the dlc guns that come with the original copy of the game. Changing a few aspects of these guns and upgrading them along the way is an easy way to blast through enemies with no worries. Hope this helps som

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Game Info
Visceral Games
Electronic Arts


US February 05, 2013
Europe February 08, 2013

Kinect: Compatible
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