Dead Space

Dead Space Achievements

Don't get cocky, kid

Survive the ADS Cannon with over 50% shield strength remaining   

As soon as you cross the big cap where the asteroids are coming at you, have the door close and save right before you get on the gun. If you don't save and go below 50% shield strength on the gun you will not get the achievement. I got this achievement with 77 shield remaming. What you need to do is focus on the big rocks and the really fast ones. Fire both guns at the same time - it will kill the big rocks a lot faster. Remember that the sequence isn't scripted so it will be different every time. It took me about 3-4 times and I finally got an easy sequence. If it goes to 49, quit out and load again and you will be right next to the gun for another try. Happy rock shooting!

From: Sgt Dex Grif: "This is the segment on chapter 4 where you have to shoot down the asteroids before they hit the ship and it's pretty difficult. Remember you have two guns, and you can hold down both triggers, but the guns will overheat. Try to only concentrate on the ones headed straight for you and the huge ones that split. I noticed that some of the asteroids will fly off screen and won't damage you. Keep an eye out for them."

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User Comments
Comment #1 by chrisdemolition
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 11:39:37 AM

i'm having lots of trouble with this one. does anyone know how i can do it

Comment #2 by MattOTMC4LIFE
Saturday, July 10, 2010 @ 10:20:48 PM

just keep repeating it gave me tons of trouble got it on 20th try

Comment #3 by xxx Quasar xxx
Saturday, October 30, 2010 @ 01:46:22 PM

CRAZY Achievement! F@#K!!!

Comment #4 by Wildcat1227
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 01:29:42 AM

I hate this achievement. My intense need to collect as many achievements as possible has driven me to attempt to get this achievement over and over again... forcing me to waste my life on a video game. Why, achievement? Why?!

Comment #5 by CID302
Thursday, December 30, 2010 @ 07:03:42 PM

This achievement is ridiculous. I've tried sooo many friggin times to get it. Haven't done better than 18%

Comment #6 by Strogg
Sunday, January 02, 2011 @ 10:06:18 PM

Still haven't got it, but instead of wasting time I reccomen quitting and reloading over and over again. :

Comment #7 by OleMissReb2011
Monday, January 03, 2011 @ 08:30:09 PM

i got this on just about the 50th try (no exageration)but the try that i beat it on i only lost 5% of my sheild its all about the randomized order in which the rocks come. to offer any advice prioritize aim for the biggest asteroids first then all fastasteroids then slow asteriods and dont use both triggers fire just one and do not spray use a burst on the big rocks. i am trying to get all of the acheivements before Dead Space 2 comes out all i have left are the flamethrower kills and the impossible mode along with "Maxed out"

Comment #8 by Skepsis GC
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 01:18:51 AM

I got this in 15 tries.

I suggest only using one of your triggers to (LT or RT)and only use them both at the same
time for the larger asteroids.

And keeps your laser pointed at the centre of the screen, the closer the asteriods get
the harder it is to come back to the centre and defend the ship.

Take your time, and stay calm :)

Comment #9 by Lemony Lollipop
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 10:24:26 PM

i got it second try, first try just barely got it with only 2% left. You just need to take your time, line up your shots and make sure your gun doesnt overheat.

Comment #10 by Cloud1992
Saturday, January 08, 2011 @ 12:43:10 AM

It'll take some time,but it is Attainable. Just keep reloading the save before you get in
the gun to start the sequence.

Comment #11 by Snix
Saturday, January 08, 2011 @ 03:14:28 AM

I got it around the 5th time or so, but that's only because I actually passed the section on that try, I was unaware there even was an achievement :/

Comment #12 by CedrickMrn
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 05:22:22 PM

harder than it looks.

Comment #13 by Ascapade
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 @ 07:23:34 PM

crazy hard bro

Comment #14 by Night45Fox
Saturday, January 15, 2011 @ 11:13:06 PM

I got destroyed the first 7 times but on my 8th I got really lucky. Luck is a big factor.

Love the Star Wars reference though.

Comment #15 by thejokeriswild
Sunday, January 16, 2011 @ 04:52:09 AM

I think the really horrible thing about this is the perspective, instead of looking down the sights of the gun you're using, you have this elevated angle to the camera that makes aiming *so* much more difficult than it has to be, argh!

Comment #16 by SuperWoody64
Sunday, January 16, 2011 @ 05:31:25 PM

My buddy got this for me. I reeeally hope there aren't any of these in 2.

Comment #17 by CokeeSmurff
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 10:21:57 AM

I discovered a way to make this alot easier.
Only works if you have an HD tv preferibly 1080p.
First go to your hdtv settings and adjust the black level to, dark or extended.
This will allow for objects (astroids) to be more easily visible in the background.
Second, and this is key, adjust your aspect ratio to (ZOOM). This will make the center of the screen larger allowing you to see astroids larger. Easier to target.
I thought of this when i was frustrated that the in game window did not take up the entire screen. I hope this helps everyone. Please comment or let me know if this helps you.

ok the quick guide.
HDtv only

1) Adjust black level to dark or extended.
2) Adjust aspect ratio to Zoom.


Comment #18 by LolMunnchy
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 06:58:17 PM

You could just turn the brightness up in game. It makes the asteroids a little easier to see.

Comment #19 by TARDIS ManIaC
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 04:23:54 AM

Don't use both cannons at the same time, otherwise it jams. keep shooting each cannon individually. I somehow managed to clear this with 93% integrity left.

Comment #20 by Billie
Sunday, January 23, 2011 @ 12:11:41 AM

I managed to do it after trying 8 times. Passed it with a 54% integrity. HINT shoot with one cannon and try to shoot at the one's that are coming from the center do not over heat cannon and it will take u alot of times in order to get it. It was hard but very interesting never had spend so much time trying to get an achievement, but it's a good satisfaction when it is achieved

Comment #21 by STONE DEVIL
Sunday, January 23, 2011 @ 12:56:12 AM

@19 - 93% integrity left???. Weird, once the scene starts it always shows me the hull integrity starting at 85%. How on earth did you get 93%? Inquiring minds want to know

Comment #22 by RangedAssassin
Sunday, January 23, 2011 @ 07:40:23 AM

are there any tricks for aiming cause i find thats where i have a problem, i can see them coming good enough but cant get the cannon aimed at them quick enough

Comment #23 by Desolation117
Sunday, January 23, 2011 @ 12:09:57 PM

Just use 1 of the cannons, don't let it overheat. Play it on easy, i'm pretty sure they asteroids do less damage on lower difficulties. I always aim at the closer ones and the bigger ones that break into smaller chunks. Adjust ur sensitivity to move faster. There are a lot of ways to do it. I was lucky enough to get this sucker on one of my first tries when i was in iraq. Hard drive busted before i could connect it to XBL worthy internet. Had to do it again.U just have to keep trying

Comment #24 by Flicked Face
Sunday, January 23, 2011 @ 02:48:16 PM

took me approx. 20 times. at least the reloading is not long... I give EA that. looking so forward to playing Dead Space 2. This game is bringing back some great nightmares.

Comment #25 by spencerus
Thursday, January 27, 2011 @ 01:14:14 PM

Tried all suggestions above and I'd like to add... get lots of sleep and have no distractions when attempting this. I'm on my 15th try and can't get over 30%.

Comment #26 by Shinnizle
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 08:24:20 PM

HotSauce217... You're a genius. Thank you!

Comment #27 by xxfatty addyxx
Wednesday, February 02, 2011 @ 01:57:13 PM

This will make it so much easier.

1) Don't use both guns at the same time.
2) If an asteroid comes from the left use the left cannon and vice versa, it makes it easier to lead your shots.
3) Max the games brightness and adjust stick sensitivity.

Should be cake.

Comment #28 by O0mix0O
Friday, February 11, 2011 @ 04:56:21 PM


Comment #29 by James Bottas
Sunday, February 13, 2011 @ 12:08:12 AM

Can anyone confirm that the asteroids do less damage on easy difficulty?? I've tried this like 15 times on medium and I've gotten tantalizingly close to pulling it off a couple times, but this is getting pretty irritating. Maybe I could get it when I play through on easy for the One Gun ach,, but I want it NOW!! :> Confirmation anyone?

Comment #30 by James Bottas
Sunday, February 13, 2011 @ 01:04:11 AM

LOL!! ok,, I just got it (at least 25 trys) and I can't believe what helped me. I shot a bunch of them until the coast was relatively clear, maybe 1 or 2 asteroids still on the way, and then paused! got up, stretched, had a drink, thought a happy thought or 2,, then unpaused and went back at it. I must have been close to half-way done when I paused cuz it was all over soon, and my xbox told me not to get cocky. a little noobish, I know,, but if you've tried to get this one so many times you lost count,, pause half-way through-take a breather

Comment #31 by FrazzleFresh
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 @ 01:45:35 PM

I think I must have tried this somewhere between 5-15 times. I managed to do it after changing my sensitivity of my controller, upping the brightness of dead space and then further tweaking the brightness of my TV.

This allowed me to see the asteroids from way off in the distance. I finished with somewhere in the region of 75% +

Comment #32 by Voodoowhoodoo
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 @ 03:58:19 PM

Easy, got it 2nd try. Used both lasers simultaniously, seemed to make it easier than one at a time. Just don't go too OTT with the laser usage to avoid overheats, but don'tbe too cautious either.

Comment #33 by xNiNjAx
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 06:11:04 AM

did everyone else start with 85% shield strength?
i got it 4th try, had like 65% left.

Comment #34 by Arakune
Friday, March 04, 2011 @ 02:21:25 PM

I just can't seem to get this.... does it make any difference what difficulty its on? I started a game straight from Hard mode.

Comment #35 by Rule
Saturday, March 05, 2011 @ 02:19:10 PM

I am not in the mood for this cocksucking bullshit right now, I'll try it later...

Comment #36 by Pyrata Omega
Saturday, March 05, 2011 @ 10:06:02 PM

FUUUUUUUUUU... I thought i could do the achievement using the ASD when you have to kill some monster but no, it just works on the asteroids part, DAMN IT I THOUGHT I HAD IT

Comment #37 by Rule
Sunday, March 06, 2011 @ 09:13:57 AM

I had 53% left and I knew I was almost there. And all of the sudden I saw this massive group coming, and I knew I couldn't hit them all, a few slipped through and I was like;


Half a second later and I would not have made it, damn that gives a rush haha

Comment #38 by Rule
Sunday, March 06, 2011 @ 09:15:11 AM

I'm sorry for messing up the comments :/
I didn't know that :(

Comment #39 by nicoissora
Sunday, March 06, 2011 @ 09:49:10 PM

Oh my gawd I can't get this! I almost threw the remote at the wall, but my girlfriend happened to be over to stop me XD

Comment #40 by ReDRuM DLoC
Monday, March 07, 2011 @ 10:17:38 AM

I FINALLY GOT IT!!!! AND I HAD 71% LEFT! Everything these guys posted is true...
all except that one guy who said to just point at the center of the screen and hold
both triggers. That's just stupid. I am Officially 1000/1000G on Dead Space!
Now I can stop playing it and concentrating on Dead Space 2

Comment #41 by Big Ste G
Sunday, March 20, 2011 @ 03:49:11 AM

This took me a while but well worth it.

Comment #42 by Shawty71
Monday, March 21, 2011 @ 11:53:27 AM

I tried this several times on my normal run throughs and failed everytime. Then wouldn't you know it, I got this first try on my impossible run through. It was definitely an easy randomization (only three, yes THREE large asteroids). Just shot as many of the little asteroids as possible and let some of them come through. I ended with 55% shield remaining. Turning up the brightness also was a great help.

Comment #43 by CenozoicZombie
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 @ 10:22:04 AM

Finally got this on my 20th try. For such a short sequence, it was extremely
aggravating. It shouldn't get me (and I'm sure others) annoyed that quickly, but
I almost quit for the day on several occasions when I got blasted 30 seconds in. Ridiculous.

Comment #44 by GHOSTASSASSIN
Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 06:28:19 PM

I gave up on my 20th try.Will try again later on.

Comment #45 by xxthegodofwarx
Sunday, May 08, 2011 @ 04:36:15 PM

finally got it ....what a pain...anyway try zooming in if you got hdtv,it helps
and get a 4 leaf clover cus your gonna need luck too

Comment #46 by emjayen
Monday, May 23, 2011 @ 03:14:27 PM

The aiming with this thing feels so crappy... Also, it'd be awesome if they included sensitivity settings. But they didn't. Damn this achievement sucks dick.

Comment #47 by xuxa29
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 04:03:11 PM

so hard D:

Comment #48 by ScH33r
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 @ 11:04:57 PM

oh yeah baby! 51% left for close to failure....

Comment #49 by brutalhabit
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 @ 01:38:46 AM

Screw that. Most pain in the a$$ achievement ever.

Comment #50 by MelBayBeeXx
Thursday, June 23, 2011 @ 01:10:59 PM

WORST CHEEVO EVER. :| I only just managed to pass it once with 6% integrity left, this achievement sucks ass.

Comment #51 by LoLgen
Friday, June 24, 2011 @ 07:13:02 PM

I hate the achievement but I love the Star Wars reference :D

Comment #52 by MusicFreak7294
Saturday, June 25, 2011 @ 11:55:29 AM

definitely one of the most annoying ones in the game...even Slugger is easy on impossible, and I don't think the difficulty matters, it's still all the same

Comment #53 by MusicFreak7294
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 03:45:45 AM

took me quite a few tries but I finally got it
I went to impossible to see if it made a difference and it kind of did
so I went back to easy with max brightness and finally got it
only tip I can give is save right at that station thats
in the room with you and if you fail let the asteroids
kill you and just keep trying

Comment #54 by xXxDave69prxXx
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 03:44:21 PM

damnn hotsouce217 dude you rock that wass very helpfull mannnn i tried and tried and allways fail but this quick trick awsome thank dude know only a couple achivement more and complete the game thank man

Comment #55 by macadamianlu
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 @ 11:42:20 AM

To anybody who still needs this. I found using only one cannon until the bigger
asteroids come helps keeps the guns from overheating. This means you can have a
more constant stream of bullets to help defend. I just got this on my third try
with this strategy. Good Luck

Comment #56 by bmblrb
Saturday, July 23, 2011 @ 02:14:33 AM

this one is annoying. when i finally completed it, i did it with only 71% damage. best tips i can give are turn the game brightness all the way up, turn your tv brightness 3/4 of the way up, shoot them before they get to close, and if there is one stray plus a cluster, dont worry about the stary focus on the cluster. it is ramdom, but i stood behind the chair and waited until i was ready. since it is random there is now technique other than helpful tips. hope they helped.

Comment #57 by blinksmilewink
Monday, August 01, 2011 @ 06:18:33 AM

I was having trouble just getting past this section, let alone the achievement. I stopped playing it for ages then managed it in one go. Luck I guess.

Comment #58 by iBetYaQuit
Tuesday, August 02, 2011 @ 12:24:45 AM

FINALLY!!! this son of a gun took at least 25-30 tries! I finally decided to use the brightness and zoom factor after several attempts fell 45%-49%... took me a few more runs at it but finally got past with a 51%

Comment #59 by xxhiddenxx
Tuesday, August 02, 2011 @ 03:32:29 PM

this has nothin to do with the achievement but when i played this game for the firs time i didnt even know u couald use bith triggers. im stupid sometimes.

Comment #60 by fhero
Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 02:02:34 PM

its easy on easy mode!!!i got it in that way!!

Comment #61 by ZombiesWorld
Monday, August 08, 2011 @ 11:54:30 AM

I couldn't get this or the Slugger achievements for the life of me. I probably tried each one 50+ time and nothing. Yesterday, a year and a half since the last time I played the game, I decided to try for them. I got both of them on my first try! Just keep at them and you'll eventually get them.

Comment #62 by Matius3
Friday, August 12, 2011 @ 08:30:41 PM

One of the most annoying Achievements, i have ever tried to get. took 20+ tries
finally got it. and swore i would never do it again. then i realized i want
100% completion sometime on the game.

Comment #63 by freaks
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 @ 08:09:05 AM

I remember having many wars with the gunship. got it on my 3rd time. It was easy.

Comment #64 by Matius3
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 @ 03:29:53 PM

One of the toughest achievements ever. worth more than what is it 10 gs.

Comment #65 by Isloman
Wednesday, September 07, 2011 @ 06:55:12 AM

Took me about 8 or 9 tries, then just about managed it with 51% left.
I also agree that alternating the fire between triggers and only using both at the same time for bigger asteroids is the best way to do it, it also helps to stagger the bursts rather than firing both guns at the same time, as you're more likely to hit something

Comment #66 by Lukasmp3
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 06:01:08 AM

It took me about 15 tries, and I ntocited that its about coincident. It isn´t about you, but it depends how it is scripted.

Comment #67 by icowger
Sunday, September 25, 2011 @ 11:31:42 PM

Pure insanity. Took 20+ times, but did everything in the comment about brightness and my TV aspect to get this one.

Comment #68 by Twincats
Monday, September 26, 2011 @ 09:48:38 AM

Okay, the first two times were damn ridiculous. But I got it on the third try with a bunch of trigger-mashing and luck. It is scripted randomly. I can attest to that from popping the achievement in only 3 tries. I've had my share of frustrating achievements. Looks like I dodged this one easily, haha. Good luck everyone.

Comment #69 by sonno1983
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 @ 10:35:44 PM

jajajjajaja 3 times it took me on impossible mode =)

Comment #70 by raveasaur
Thursday, November 03, 2011 @ 08:38:35 PM

Here's how to get it, for those of you that are still having trouble.
1: Turn down your volume all the way, noise will only be a distraction.
2: If you have a small tv, get close to it, you wont go blind, I promise.
3: Turn up your tv's brightness, thus making the asteroids easier to se.
4: See which one of your trigger fingers is faster.
5: Use the side of the cannon that your prominent trigger finger controls
on all of the small asteroids. Use both cannons on the big ones.
6: As soon as you see a bigger asteroid, obliterate it, a few smaller ones
hitting the ship are worth not having the big ones do 20+ damage.
7: All in all, keep calm. This is a difficult achievement, no doubt about that,
but if you follow these tips and keep a cool head, you should be able to pass with

Comment #71 by torque800
Friday, November 25, 2011 @ 10:56:21 AM

no TOO hard, i noticed that smaller asteroids did next to no damage, so i tried to pop em as much as i could, but u must concentrate on the big f******. they do the most damage. getting hit by smaller ones every now and then isnt too bad. did it around the 7-8th try.

Comment #72 by torque800
Friday, November 25, 2011 @ 12:13:22 PM

, but i concentrated on the big f******, they're the ones to watch for.

Comment #73 by TOXICxXxINFERNO
Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 02:44:21 AM

Sounds dumb, but on my first try with my TV on mute I DID IT!!! xD

Comment #74 by GRENDELBOMB
Sunday, December 04, 2011 @ 11:48:48 AM

This is never gonna happen for me. I beat it every time with 2% left. Annd once I got 8%...once...This achievement makes me sad, I love this game.

Comment #75 by GRENDELBOMB
Monday, December 05, 2011 @ 02:27:15 PM


Comment #76 by GRENDELBOMB
Monday, December 05, 2011 @ 02:28:41 PM

My dude did it, 2nd try. WTF... I treid for hours!

Comment #77 by Piesank
Monday, December 12, 2011 @ 07:06:40 AM

This is one of the hardest achievements I have gone for - I'm playing on the 2nd most difficult setting and I can't even make it past that to progress, gonna just try and make it and come back later.

Comment #78 by AdvanceBoss3000
Sunday, December 18, 2011 @ 06:48:25 PM

this achievement was hard, but like other people say on here, TURN DOWN THE SOUND!!
I did it in 1 try on mute!! SOOOO crazy huh?

Comment #79 by Kojiro dayo
Saturday, December 31, 2011 @ 04:45:35 AM

it took me forever to gt this. I just ldidnt play for a month and came back and got it. biggest pain in the ass

Comment #80 by Faxyer
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 @ 03:48:31 PM

Took me about five tries. I had it black and white, TV zoomed in. Only tip I can give is fire when they are still in distance and focus mainly on middle.


Comment #81 by badtouch
Friday, January 13, 2012 @ 02:04:17 AM

Pro tip: after you have loaded / purposely died, do the following:

1. Open the door to the airlock right behind the chair
2. With the airlock open to outside, jump into the chair while your oxygen meter is running
3. The door will shut when you get into the chair...

Doing this will eliminate the mist / fog outside the glass where the asteriods are coming from
and make it pitch black :). Much easier this way. Didnt have to mess with brightness or

Comment #82 by alexamh1990
Sunday, January 15, 2012 @ 06:02:59 PM

This achievement was tough. This was one of the last achievements I got in this game. Way harder than the rest of it.

Comment #83 by otisH22
Friday, January 27, 2012 @ 06:37:42 AM

I unlocked this with exactly 50% shield strength remaining. Robot lady voice stated "shield integrity less than 50%" but I noticed the gauge showed exactly 50% so I played it out. Glad I did because I had been trying and failing for at least a half hour. If the gauge shows 50% or more you should get this one too.

Comment #84 by otisH22
Friday, January 27, 2012 @ 06:39:34 AM

I unlocked this with exactly 50% shield strength remaining.
Robot lady voice stated "shield integrity less than 50%"
but I noticed the gauge showed exactly 50% so I played it out.
Glad I did because I had been trying and failing for at least a half hour.
If the gauge shows 50% or more you should get this one too.

Comment #85 by otisH22
Friday, January 27, 2012 @ 06:41:51 AM

PS Did it on Medium difficulty on second play through.

Comment #86 by tehbsm
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 09:10:36 AM

Guys and girls, as you can probably already tell this achievement is one of those deserving few with the title of an "achievement". If you're one of the majority who are yelling, screaming, urging to break things, etc, than this achievement is definitely doing its job. Be patient, keep at it. There is a big chance you WILL get it with 50% armor remaining. If you really feel like you're going to fail, just let yourself die, or quit and reload (that is if you saved before you jumped on). PATIENCE!! =)

Comment #87 by MagicBirch9010
Saturday, February 18, 2012 @ 08:17:17 PM

I got this easily first try because I own a XIM3.


Comment #88 by Ryaanski
Sunday, February 19, 2012 @ 07:55:38 PM

First try with no sound on, with still 78% out of starting 85% damn.

Comment #89 by Hanzzellhoff
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 @ 12:24:23 PM

Finally did it, took me 50 minutes on Easy, I recommend turning
all the lights off, getting close to your TV and turning up it's
brightness all the way, i also muted my TV and put on some music
to keep me going.

Comment #90 by Hanibal King 88
Sunday, March 04, 2012 @ 06:11:37 PM

well at least i kno im not the only peraon whos gone thrugh hell for this one

Comment #91 by Hanibal King 88
Sunday, March 04, 2012 @ 06:25:30 PM

to up date my last message it took ne almost an hour to get this one

Comment #92 by stayBREWTAL
Friday, March 09, 2012 @ 12:02:09 PM

Probably one of the hardest part of the game ! Turn up the brightness and do your best.

Comment #93 by Ironic Timing
Monday, March 12, 2012 @ 08:15:24 PM

Already missed this achievement on my first 2 play throughs. I did try a few times the second play through, but after failing several times I lost patience and just continued with the game. I'll have to really commit to the next play through. Damn...really not looking forward to it after reading all these comments.

Comment #94 by values15
Sunday, March 18, 2012 @ 08:09:48 AM

As I am sure and really hope alot of people are as dumb as myself I just want to clarify that you can hold down the trigger. it made the whole thing alot easier for me!

Comment #95 by Zesty Potato234
Saturday, March 31, 2012 @ 09:24:24 PM

Is it actually difficult even on easy?

Comment #96 by AstroNot
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 05:12:55 PM

For me it was easier than i thought it would be.
Turn up your brightness and shoot the big ones and fast ones first like it says in the guide

Comment #97 by champiman16
Monday, April 09, 2012 @ 05:30:40 PM

Worst achievement ever... of all time. Took me forever but just got it.
Tip: Raise both the game & TV's brightness settings and lower the sensitivity in profile game preferences. Found it alot easier doing it this way. Hope this helps :)

Comment #98 by FighterRaptor17
Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 06:08:06 PM

Almost had it today, went under 50 literally 2 seconds before the cannon reactivated. Such BS, hopefully get it sometime this week and get it out of the way

Comment #99 by kellogs51
Friday, April 20, 2012 @ 08:06:32 PM

got it in my 5th try

Comment #100 by Kievah
Saturday, April 28, 2012 @ 10:07:29 AM

Worst achievement I've ever seen. Brightness up, airlock open, and I still can't even SURVIVE the freakin' thing. Nada after three attempts. Must be having a bad run, just continually spams me with impossible barrages at the beginning and end. Won't even attempt this one. This segment has pretty close to turned me off the damn game.

Comment #101 by Taka Thunder
Monday, May 07, 2012 @ 08:48:46 PM

what helped me was taking a week off from this game. relaxed, not zombie/alien stressed out. came back, on my third try I got it. i havent "YES"'ed to an achievement like I have for this one!

Comment #102 by Minky the Venus
Sunday, May 27, 2012 @ 05:24:21 PM

Oh yes! I got it!! finally

Comment #103 by rednek68
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 @ 02:56:40 AM

idk what was a bigger pain this or upgrading all your weapons but han solo ftw

Comment #104 by dilelefant
Monday, June 25, 2012 @ 03:03:28 PM

Shoot with 1, but if you dont see any, just shoot in the middle. You may overheat once but you hit a whole bunch that you wouldnt normally see.

Comment #105 by Fitzers227
Friday, June 29, 2012 @ 06:04:03 PM

FINALLY!!!! Took me two hours! TV on mute and open the door to the airlock before you sit!

Comment #106 by yugo
Sunday, July 01, 2012 @ 09:58:49 AM

this took me about 15 times to do, all you have to do is save before and restart when you fail. Its just trying to get it with out getting hit. I think I final did it with like 51%

Comment #107 by pheahr
Thursday, July 05, 2012 @ 02:40:41 PM

Give it a try with sound turned off. Helped me getting it. Takes away a mit of the pressure from the "One more second" trash talk.

Comment #108 by TheOfficialJory
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 10:30:23 PM

does it go by difficulty setting or is it the same on all difficultys?

Comment #109 by Trojan129
Saturday, July 28, 2012 @ 12:11:31 PM

i really don't like this on i still cant get it...

Comment #110 by Dadgummit420
Monday, July 30, 2012 @ 09:20:58 AM

Very easy if you play shooters regularly, got it 3rd attempt and didn't even know it was an achievement. Before you start make peace with that fact that you can't get them all. Don't chase after asteroids, once you chase one unsuccessfully it's hard to recover. Attack the ones in clusters, and the ones that look closer as soon as they appear. They look closer immediately because they are the bigger ones. They take about 10% for each of these that hit. Target all of those and keep shooting after they explode because they split into 2-4 smaller, faster moving asteroids.

Comment #111 by Of cass
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 06:41:02 AM

It's simple with the right strat. Use only 1 cannon at any given moment always keeping an eye on the overheating. Use both cannons only against large asteroids. ...And practice til you get it.

2nd attempt.

Comment #112 by blacklabeldomm
Monday, September 17, 2012 @ 08:17:29 PM

Damn, the mute the TV trick totally worked, got it after 1 try on mute....and this used to be the bain of my existance....

Comment #113 by CardinTheViking
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 @ 11:42:45 AM

Its not that hard just don't loose your focus
It took me 4 tries

Comment #114 by furi0us beard
Sunday, November 25, 2012 @ 05:26:38 AM

agreed turn your brightness up to max aswell.

Comment #115 by uratitmouse
Wednesday, December 05, 2012 @ 01:51:16 PM

for fuck dont even start with 100 so im hoping 42 or higher counts...i got the brightness all the way but im rocking an old tube tv.

i had achievements like stupid

Comment #116 by dewst
Sunday, December 09, 2012 @ 10:56:00 PM

This isn't really that bad. I did it 3 tries after reading everything people suggested here. High brightness, turn the volume off or listen to music whichever you feel you'll do your best. Use your trigger finger to shoot all asteroids. Use both simultaneously at the big asteroids to take them out fast. If you're getting frustrated take a break and go back later.

Comment #117 by AcE xX MaJoR
Thursday, December 20, 2012 @ 10:07:27 PM

I just got this achievement in 6 attempts with 51%. Im so lucky!

Comment #118 by downstrafe
Sunday, January 06, 2013 @ 09:31:30 PM

yes son i have done it 4th time 57% left :)

Comment #119 by CruelCahal
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 @ 08:33:23 PM

This achievement is way too difficult and infuriating for the measly 10 gps it gives you. Waste of time and not worth the frustration trying to get. I've tried every suggestion and still can't get it. The crappy joystick controls are far too sloppy; now if I could use a mouse to control the cannon... then it would be easy as pie.

Comment #120 by Goku1552
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 @ 12:42:52 AM

AT LONG LAST....this was the last one i needed to get the full 1000gs. it helped me to turn out the lights and sit VARY clost to the screen, also try switching the screen format from standard to widescreen (and back again) that made it better to see.

Comment #121 by smekkes
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 @ 03:50:58 PM

After 1 hour+ of dirty words i finally got it.

I hate dead space from now on lol.

Max brightness ingame and on TV also using zoom on TV made it à little easier. Oh and turned of sound aswell.

Comment #122 by M3tr01d
Sunday, January 27, 2013 @ 03:58:44 PM

Just let your son do it. I did lol

Comment #123 by DipStick 413
Monday, January 28, 2013 @ 07:48:22 PM

I just took a break after about 10 failures, got into the most focused gaming 'stance' about a foot from my tv and blasted the fuck out of some asteroids. finished with 65.

Comment #124 by lordz
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 09:57:19 PM

got it 4th time, not hard just fast move

Comment #125 by needtoboost
Saturday, February 09, 2013 @ 08:06:46 AM

Got on 3rd try, focus on larger rocks and keep trying, don't give up.

Comment #126 by Toom
Thursday, February 14, 2013 @ 10:03:09 AM

not sure if it's been clarified, but despite the description,

you can still get the achievement if it's exactly 50%

If you're having trouble with overheating, try to keep calm and shoot both barrels at the same time, and don't treat it like a machine gun.

Comment #127 by PHOPOW
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 @ 02:46:05 PM

I thought this was the hardest cheevo in the game. My way of doing it was to raise up the brightness, either in the game menu or TV, that way you can see the asteroids coming from far away.

Comment #128 by PhillyCheese28
Saturday, April 06, 2013 @ 08:53:02 PM

another little easy way to get it it is save on 001 and then amek another save on 002,so just in case you didnt get it but still beat it,you can go to that 2nd save just for the achvie (i haven't gotten it myself so xD)

Comment #129 by Zayne013
Sunday, April 07, 2013 @ 07:01:30 PM

This was one of the hardest achievements I got, like, ever.
My advice, turn off sound (so you won't get all panic while shooting), and play it while listening to classic music.
It works for me.

Comment #130 by Quite Hypnotic
Saturday, October 26, 2013 @ 08:37:22 AM

Just got this, definately rage material!

Comment #131 by LookSkyward
Sunday, October 27, 2013 @ 12:10:25 PM

Not to seem like a dick or anything but it's not actually that difficult.
On my first playthrough i didn't know about the achievement so i just took a load of damage but on the second playthrough on normal mode i started at 85% and finished on 53%, didn't fail once.

Advice i can give is
#1. focus

#2. dont fire unless you need to. (theres no real need to randomly fire while theyre off in the distance)

#3. only use ONE side of the gun, i did most of it with the left side, and had brief moments rapid firing both sides to take out the parts of the bigger rocks (pull the R trigger straight after the L to create rapid fire, dont have them firing together and as soon as youre done, cool down for a second and get back to it)

#4. more focus, It really isnt that hard, i read these pos

Comment #132 by erwinWPF
Sunday, November 17, 2013 @ 10:26:27 PM

Got it on my 5th try.

I did the full brightness, mute TV, and some good music "trick"

Wasn't too hard, my twitch FPS shooter experiences came in handy for this one for sure.

Comment #133 by RandomRaveGuy
Sunday, December 29, 2013 @ 04:42:04 AM

i got so frustrated doing this my first playthrough and i managed to grab this on my 4th try

Comment #134 by Lagnafx69x
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 @ 05:52:47 AM

Finally got this after about a dozen tries. I have to say using the left for rocks on the left and vise versa is your best bet.

Comment #135 by slostenracing
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 @ 08:39:09 PM

Tried this numerous times, left the game for awhile and came back. No go. Looks like 990 for Dead Space. That's a shame cause this was an otherwise great game.

Comment #136 by SOHC08Scooby
Thursday, February 20, 2014 @ 03:39:58 PM

I have been trying this for years sadly, I go on a dead space kick start playing the game and want this achievement and then nothing...I waited a year or so tried again with these tricks. I even had to ask a friend to try, as I am not good at fps and keeping a steady hand when moving, I tried the music, brightness, opening the door and nothing, I must just suck and its really frustrating

Comment #137 by 8cake
Monday, April 14, 2014 @ 06:33:27 PM

Got it on about 15th time. Just shot at the ones in front, big buggers & speedy Gonzales ones mainly,TV on so bright I thought i was in heaven, turn the volume down low so u can barely hear. When the voice says 1min and you start panicking just paused have a quick breather.

Comment #138 by ReezyJeezy
Thursday, April 24, 2014 @ 02:42:26 PM

man this achievement blows, i had a hard enough time just getting past to find out theres an achievement linked to it, uuuuugh!

Comment #139 by stjimmy456
Monday, June 02, 2014 @ 02:17:42 PM

Right, this is the first achievement on this game I actually had a problem with at first. It seemed impossible. After a few goes on my own I read some hints and tips and after trying those, I got it first time, with 55% of the hull remaining.

What I did to my set-up was:

1. Turn up your in-game brightness to the highest level. Space is a dark place.
2. Turn on a zoom-mode on your TV. Further you zoom, the bigger the asteroids appear.
3. With your TV on zoom you really don't need to change the sensitivity at all. Your aim will end up whizzing past asteroids.


1. Use one gun, not both. Both at once run out of ammo far too quickly.
2. Although asteroids on the far left and right might appear onscreen first, it will be the asteroids in the centre of the screen that reach y

Comment #140 by JaceIsEpic
Sunday, June 08, 2014 @ 08:20:32 PM

I just listened to the top guy and
got the cheev first try on hard difficulty.

For anybody trying to get this cheev just
stay calm and do yo thang

Comment #141 by SamTroll
Wednesday, October 01, 2014 @ 08:10:10 AM

Somehow I got it when I had 51 percent hull integrity. Not a very easy achievement that's for sure lol

Comment #142 by Seph23
Friday, May 01, 2015 @ 04:34:14 PM

Got it in like my 10th attempt and with exactly 50% shield percent so it's a close one

Comment #143 by agent celowolf5
Sunday, April 17, 2016 @ 12:34:07 AM

Tried 10 times, not worth the frustration

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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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