Dead Space

Dead Space Achievements

One Gun

Beat the game using only the Plasma Cutter   

This can be done in a good 7-8 hour playthrough on easy. Make sure you upgrade the Plasma Cutter all the way. It will help a lot. Stock up on nothing but ammo for the Plasma Cutter and a few med packs. Sell everything else. If you run out of ammo in a boss fight, I hate to break it to you, you're screwed.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by Sid Viper
Saturday, September 25, 2010 @ 07:16:59 PM

This achievement can be made a whole lot easier if you wait until your second play through but if you don't feel like beating the game 3 or more times to get all the achievements just play the game on your first play through on easy and make sure the plasma cutter is the only gun in your weapons slots at all times this will ensure you have enough ammo to finish the game.

Comment #2 by MediumMelanin
Sunday, December 12, 2010 @ 08:17:58 AM

This achievement's easy.

Comment #3 by D347H0FL0V3
Monday, December 27, 2010 @ 08:25:45 AM

If you switch to another weapon but don't shoot it, does it negate this achievement?

Comment #4 by Crazyfulla
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 06:07:17 PM

what about using the dlc plasma cutter?

Comment #5 by turkalsburg
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 03:49:16 PM

Can you still use statis on enemies?

Comment #6 by Gamma175
Thursday, January 20, 2011 @ 01:13:41 PM

@turkalsburg, probably because you arent killing them and it isnt a gun

Comment #7 by Billie
Sunday, January 23, 2011 @ 12:57:27 AM

frist try to up grade your plasma cutter use the estasis cheat have good aim

Comment #8 by spencerus
Thursday, January 27, 2011 @ 12:25:28 PM

Suggestion. Go for this and "Butcher" at the same time.

#3 - You can switch to other weapons as long as you don't shoot them. Not sure about melee attacks - I didn't chance it.
#4 - I used the DLC plasma cutter and received this.

Comment #9 by Cooter Bone
Tuesday, February 01, 2011 @ 02:06:01 PM

Can this be done on the easiest play mode?

Comment #10 by LeGrimmReaper13
Tuesday, February 01, 2011 @ 05:19:57 PM

From what I gather yes (and I think on a New Game+ playthrough)
Playing the game for Dead Space 2 also? ;)
I just got bitten by the bug :P

Comment #11 by Cooter Bone
Tuesday, February 01, 2011 @ 08:13:41 PM

I purchased Dead Space one when it first came out. I plated it for a while, but got distracted by Mass Effect 2 and more recently Halo Reach. I bought Dead Space 2 when it came out, but wanted to finish 1 before I started it. I finished two days ago, but now I'm going back to get more achievements.

Comment #12 by LadyAether
Friday, February 04, 2011 @ 02:17:15 PM

I used melee and stasis on enemies and still got this achievement at the end of the game. I was also on the easiest mode. I didn't risk even equipping other weapons, although I did buy them and keep them in my safe.

Comment #13 by FrazzleFresh
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 @ 12:56:51 PM

I got this achievement no my first play through of the game on hard. You can use melee, kinesis and statis. My assumption is that a single shot fired off from any other weapon will ruin the achievement.

Comment #14 by Big Ste G
Sunday, March 20, 2011 @ 03:56:13 AM

I did this on my 4th play through on hard using only the plasma cutter.

Comment #15 by Lyco
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 @ 09:03:33 PM

I'm most of the way through the last level, doing this, it's my second playthrough which meant that from the very beginning I had a fully upgraded Plasma Cutter. I even used this playthrough to fully upgrade the last 4 weapons I needed to and still had plenty of money and ammo left over so it's rather damn easy.

Comment #16 by TBozMySeNiORiTA
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 @ 04:42:14 AM

I did this on my first playthrough, On the second i did all the get 30 kills
With all the weapons. im still working on pusher and the other one.

Comment #17 by xXGalickgunXx
Monday, May 09, 2011 @ 09:31:42 AM

almost done it on hard first playtrough...but couldnt beat the last seen brute cause of lack of ammo i did it on second playtrough

Comment #18 by Super EA Man
Friday, June 03, 2011 @ 03:34:09 AM

im doing this on Hard, brand new playthrough, wish me luck

Comment #19 by Lurid Jester
Sunday, June 19, 2011 @ 11:49:21 PM

I was going to give this a try on my second play-through. Unfortunately there was no Plasma cutter at the usual location and I had a pulse rifle, contact beam and ripper in my inventory. I reloaded the game several times and still no plasma cutter until the store at the end of chapter 1. Has anyone else experienced this?

Comment #20 by FireDragon301
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 @ 01:24:05 PM

Not at hard achievement at all it's really easy if u save a lot of nodes and stuff I beat it twice on easy I'm working on it on normal what i did use these codes
2,000 X(3) Y(2) 2 Nodes Y X(3) Y. 5 Nodes Y X Y X(2) Y X(2) Y X(2) Y. 5,000 X(3) Y X Y. 10,000 X Y(3) X(2) Y. You may know that but it was easy for me.

Comment #21 by xXxDave69prxXx
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 03:52:11 PM

so if i shoot the enemies with other gun to get other achivement this
achivement never gonna get it (one Gun achivement) in other word from
the begining of the game i got to use the plasma cutter or im wrong
and upgranded

Comment #22 by FireDragon301
Wednesday, July 06, 2011 @ 02:08:33 PM

U have to use the Plasma Cutter and only the Plasma Cutter.

Comment #23 by Th4 Produca
Friday, July 15, 2011 @ 10:11:50 PM

Can be done on easy
Can be done on round 2 as long as you sold your weapons in the end of the previous play through.
Can use kinesis to throw propane tanks
Buying any weapon will void the play through.

Comment #24 by Kallehult156
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 @ 11:30:34 AM

Made this on my first playthrough. You can play on any difficulty and you can kill enemies any way you like exept with any other weapon than the plasma cutter :) Not too hard, actually.

Comment #25 by LostProphecy14
Thursday, July 21, 2011 @ 02:49:52 AM

just missing this n impossible difficulty. gonna try for a 2 in 1 lol

Comment #26 by Thatuglykid707
Friday, August 19, 2011 @ 02:16:22 AM

made this my first play through. real easy achievement.

Comment #27 by icowger
Sunday, September 25, 2011 @ 11:37:09 PM

Melee is okay, even cycled through weapons but didn't shoot them. Got it after last fight.

Comment #28 by torque800
Friday, November 25, 2011 @ 10:47:52 AM

i had so much fun with the cutter, that i did it on my 1rst game...^^ not too hard, a few chaotic momentsXD, other than that, twas cool^^

Comment #29 by RathSparda
Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 09:50:30 AM

max out the cutter on first play and on second play the game everything died without effort

Comment #30 by Lukasmp3
Thursday, January 12, 2012 @ 12:23:56 PM


Comment #31 by AveryChu
Friday, January 13, 2012 @ 02:28:52 PM

Does having another gun out disable the achievement? I just started a second playthrough and I had a pulse rifle out. I didn't kill any necromorphs yet so can I still get it?

Comment #32 by alexamh1990
Sunday, January 15, 2012 @ 06:05:04 PM

I think you can still get it as long as you don't fire it.

Comment #33 by FrozenRaptorz
Friday, February 03, 2012 @ 12:09:18 PM

@ 31.
You can have another gun as long as you never shoot it. I had the force gun along with me just to sell the ammo since it's worth so much.

But in all reality this achievement is a must for any DS player. It reminds you how much you love the plasma cutter.

Comment #34 by Ironic Timing
Monday, March 12, 2012 @ 07:40:34 PM

I admit, I got this achievement the first play through on Easy. But now I am playing through on Impossible, and I am up to Chapter 9, and have only used the Plasma Cutter.
(Impossible really isn't all that

Comment #35 by AntonCerberus
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 09:56:33 AM

Has anyone tried using just the Plasma cutter on impossible mode?
I have two achievements left, the Plasma Cutter one and the Play on the hardest mode.
I want to know if its wise to complete impossible with just the plasma cutter.

Comment #36 by yugo
Sunday, July 01, 2012 @ 10:01:37 AM

@35 I am not sure I was thinking about doing the same thing, but not sure if it is a good idea.

Comment #37 by Trojan129
Saturday, July 28, 2012 @ 12:10:07 PM

this on was really easy. the cutter is all you really need.

Comment #38 by Kotou218
Friday, August 03, 2012 @ 03:34:27 PM

Can you use more than one plasma cutter at a time?
I've got both the original Plasma cutter and the Scorpion Plasma Cutter DLC equipped but idk if the game will read it as just using the plasma cutter. I mean they are the same weapon, but I was just wondering if it would read it if I used both.

Comment #39 by Facequard
Monday, October 22, 2012 @ 02:55:36 AM

i using Plasma cutter on Hard diffuculty, and its first round and first time, i have used plasma cutter while the time, and had carried another gun, but sold it fast as i found out, dont tell me that i have lost my achievement!

Comment #40 by The Cipriani
Monday, December 31, 2012 @ 06:28:56 PM

I used the plasma cutter all the way through the game, bought all the weapons and upgraded them, equipped the line gun ONCE towards the beginning but never fired anything other than the plasma cutter,
-no achievement.
i dont think equipping was the problem, maybe i shudnt had uprgaded any other weapons though? seems pretty silly though, cant believe i didnt get it.

Comment #41 by Learcher
Monday, January 14, 2013 @ 05:12:52 PM

Yeah, can you use 3 or 4 different Plasma Cutters?

I wanna use the Heavy Damage and Speed Kills cutters for different situations on my Impossible playthrough. Can you use different ones and switch between them?

Comment #42 by Milosuperspesh
Thursday, February 07, 2013 @ 12:44:06 PM

someone previously said don't buy other guns.

Comment #43 by Starsider Sajun
Thursday, February 07, 2013 @ 02:13:27 PM

Rocking this awesome weapon on a first time hard play through. First thing you have to do is go for damage upgrades. I went without any rig upgrades or anything else until I had 2-3 damage upgrades for the thing, then it got a lot easier. You might have to buy ammo here and there, since you'll have to burn through a ton of ammo if you encounter more than 2 enemies or a brute, and definitely on boss fights you'll end up using a lot, but it's by no means difficult to beat the game using only this gun. In fact, I prefer it to all the others anyway. =)

Comment #44 by MIKE1989TW
Monday, February 11, 2013 @ 03:00:22 PM

I have just gained this one whilst going for the epic tier 3 engineer Cheevo.. I used the heavy dlc plasma cutter and equipped other weapons (but did NOT fire them) and received the achievement. Hope this helps.

Comment #45 by MIKE1989TW
Monday, February 11, 2013 @ 03:01:34 PM

BTW melee does not stop you getting this achievement either so stamp those limbs off!!!

Comment #46 by johnwick
Friday, May 03, 2013 @ 05:57:14 PM

did this in the first playthrough, just makes getting the other weapon achievements in the 2nd or 3rd playthrough

Comment #47 by RageQuitRusty
Thursday, May 23, 2013 @ 02:27:27 PM

This is the last achievement I need to complete the game!

Comment #48 by BtwItsTravis
Thursday, May 30, 2013 @ 10:49:08 PM

hey guys, so im almost done with my current playthrough. i was wondering what would be the easiest way to get a few of the weapon acheivements and also get this one.

Comment #49 by ix Lukie xi
Sunday, July 28, 2013 @ 01:50:11 PM

@BtwItsTravis Their is no way to get this one and the other gun achievements in the same play through. My suggestion, finish on easy, start a new game+, and replay with the plasma cutter. Or you can play the new game+ with the guns you still have yet to get the 30 kills with. It is entirely up to you which achievements you shoot for first. No pun intended.

Comment #50 by RandomRaveGuy
Sunday, December 29, 2013 @ 04:45:53 AM

friend told me to do this on my first playthrough im glad he did

Comment #51 by GrandNOBLE
Monday, May 16, 2016 @ 02:40:23 AM

I'm playing on Impossible setting, and I'm on chapter 12, right before the Hive Mind boss........ been playing with only plasma cutter the whole game.... and I don't know HOW I'm gonna beat the boss with 1 pistol...

Comment #52 by DesmondSeva
Friday, February 24, 2017 @ 08:02:56 PM

okay you can use everything you have but other weapons bought in the store, everything else like like stuff given to you you can use, now i am on my first play through on medeium, and im at 11 so far only using the plasma cutter, as long as you up grade it at much as passable and your suit when you can as well as your rig for health you should survive just fine, now i bought a weapon from the shop, i thought it was an atachment to my kanesis, but it wansnt and i fired it, but i didnt kill anything with it and i sold it afterwords, i dont know if i want get the achievement, if not then oh well, if anyone can tell me id like to know

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Game Info
Electronic Arts


US October 14, 2008

HDD Space Required : 6.40 GB
Backward compatible on Xbox One: Yes
Price: $14.99USD
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