Guide By: Toasty411
By the end of the first playthrough, you should have 45/48 achievements (all except for Maxed Out, One Gun, and Epic Tier 3 Engineer) for 735GS.
[x360a would like to thank -ToXiN- for this road map]
|Dead On Arrival||20|
|Complete Chapter 1 on any difficulty setting||(29)|
After heading back to the tram save and go to mission 2. It will unlock then.
|Complete Chapter 2 on any difficulty setting||(3)|
After heading back to the tram, save and go to mission 3. It will unlock then.
|All Systems Go||20|
|Complete Chapter 3 on any difficulty setting||(3)|
After heading back to the tram, save and go to mission 4. It will unlock then.
|Complete Chapter 4 on any difficulty setting||(2)|
After heading back to the tram, save and go to mission 5. It will unlock then.
|Complete Chapter 5 on any difficulty setting||(3)|
After heading back to the tram, save and go to mission 6. It will unlock then.
|Complete Chapter 6 on any difficulty setting|
After heading back to the tram, save and go to mission 7. It will unlock then.
|Complete Chapter 7 on any difficulty setting|
After heading back to the tram, save and go to mission 8. It will unlock then.
|Complete Chapter 8 on any difficulty setting||(1)|
After heading back to the tram, save and go to mission 9. It will unlock then.
|Complete Chapter 9 on any difficulty setting|
After heading back to the tram, save and go to mission 10. It will unlock then.
|Keeper of the Faith||20|
|Complete Chapter 10 on any difficulty setting||(3)|
After heading back to the tram, save and go to mission 11. It will unlock then.
|Complete Chapter 11 on any difficulty setting||(1)|
Get on the ship and you'll be awarded the achievement after the cutscene.
|Complete Chapter 12 on any difficulty setting||(5)|
Head back to the ship after the battle and you'll be awarded with the achievement after the cutscene triggers.
|Epic Tier 3 Engineer||150|
|Complete the game on the hardest difficulty setting||(127)|
Beat the game on any difficulty and you will unlock 'impossible' mode. You must beat it on impossible to receive this achievement. Like the name implies it is very hard. Always make use of every possible item you find. If you can't carry anymore, head back to the bank to make a spot for it, do not waste med packs. Sell air canisters, upgrade only what you need i.e. suit HP, air, and the only gun you use. Save as often as possible. Conserve as much ammo as possible - try shooting out the legs and crushing their heads with your foot to save ammo. Use Stasis and the Stasis cheat, unless you don't want to cheat. It's up to you. It does not effect achievements - cheats are in the FAQ.
Note: You will unlock impossible mode if you beat easy, as soon as you start the game on impossible, save it otherwise it will disappear and you will need to beat the game on another difficulty to unlock it again.
|Complete the game on any difficulty setting||(2)|
Beat the game on any difficulty and bam it unlocks.
|Store 25 Items in the Safe||(7)|
If your playing on easy, put everything in the bank except for ammo for one gun you like, and one or two med packs. Keep finding anything you can and then go to the store and move each item from your inventory to the bank. Keep doing this throughout the playthrough and you'll get it in no time.
|Collect 75 Logs||(1)|
See "Legend Teller."
|Collect 150 Logs||(12)|
At first I thought I was going to have a huge problem with this and have to go and find every one of them, but I actually got both achievements just going through the game once. You will come across text messages, audio logs, and video messages, just keep looking in every room and as you walk; you will come across many of them. You can miss 18 throughout the entire game meaning you do not need every single one, so don't fret if you miss one or two. There are 168 in total. You will also get a log for each time somebody talks to you and tells you what to do.
|Own every Weapon in the game||(6)|
Look for all the credit points you can find. Sell semiconductors and save up your money for each gun. You will need 55,000 credits for all the guns.
|Complete Level 6 in Zero-G Basketball||(23)|
On level 10 you will come to a mini-game on a Zero G Basketball court. You must beat the high score or tie it to move on to the next level. All I did was start the game, jump to the very front wooden platform, shoot 20 goals at level 1, wait, at level 2 shoot 21 and wait, level 3 shoot 22, wait, level 4 shoot 23, and so on until level 6. Complete that level and you will unlock this achievement. Don't bother getting multipliers.
|Collect 8 schematics||(2)|
Sometimes these objects will have a dark blue glow around them. Schematics are like blueprints for armor and weapons, and they allow you to buy them at the store or upgrade your suit. There is a schematic for 6 levels of suits and 6 guns. You should get this early in the game.
|Shoot 50 objects using Kinesis||(4)|
This is very easy to do. Find a small object and hold and press to grab it with Kinesis and then press the to shoot it. Repeat 50 times.
|Dismember 20 Limbs||(3)|
|Dismember 500 Limbs|
|Dismember 1000 Limbs||(20)|
Shoot for the head, arms or legs of aliens, after they're dead run to their body and press and stomp off every limb until you just have the body left. Head, arms, and legs can come off. You can do this on normal dead bodies too. Rinse and repeat on anything and everything you down or come across.
|Use Stasis on 50 enemies||(6)|
Every time you see an enemy hold , aim at it and press . It will slow it down, then just kill it, find another, do the same thing. Make sure to keep your Stasis gauge full, note, it will drain very fast when using it a lot. Use cheats to keep it filled if you like. They do not affect any achievements.
|Achieve a perfect score in the Shooting Gallery||(28)|
You will come across the Shooting Gallery in level 9. Use the Plasma Cutter and have it on vertical firing mode. The goal here is to shoot all the red guys as fast as possible (if you miss a red guy, you lose) and without shooting a single blue guy. It takes a little bit of practice but it's pretty easy once you get the hang of it. You will get good prizes too, so it's worth doing for more than just the achievement.
|Zero-G Jump over 100 times||(6)|
Zero G rooms will be marked and it will tell you when you're in one. Make sure you don't have an oxygen timer going as it'll make things ten times harder. Just keep jumping from wall-to-wall and you will get this. There are many spots to Zero G Jump throughout the game.
|Beat the game using only the Plasma Cutter||(50)|
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.
|Kill at least 30 enemies with a melee attack||(4)|
This one is pretty easy. Shoot out the legs of an alien and when it starts walking with its arms, run up to it and press and you will obliterate it with your boot and it will die. Do this 29 more times and you'll unlock the achievement.
|Upgrade all weapons and equipment||(42)|
This achievement is a pain. Always look for blue and yellow cases on the wall, each one has a power node guaranteed. Do not sell your weapons, you will lose all upgrades you bought for them if you do - I had to find that out the hard way after wasting 35 nodes on them. You will need to do multiple playthroughs on the same save. You can buy power nodes at the store for 10,000 credits each too, so be sure to save up your money. Concentrate on stuff you need first then move on to weapons you don't use after. When you want to upgrade, go up to a work bench and press , then select what you want to upgrade and start popping in power nodes for each upgrade slot. 155 Power nodes are needed in total. You do not have to waste them on the empty slots. Try and go around them.
|Force an enemy into a Gravity Panel 5 times||(22)|
During chapter 4 you will come to a room with many panels that are missing, they have blue lines coming from them. Do not step on them as it will instantly kill you. You need to get monsters on them and kill them with it, and you will get the achievement. To do this have your Stasis gauge full, hit them with Stasis and then push them by walking into them with your body until they fly up and die. Make sure you don't go with them otherwise you die. You should have just enough enemies, if you do happen to run out and still don't have the achievement, there will be a few more panels on chapter 9.
|Spend 300,000 credits at the store||(5)|
This achievement is cumulative, which means you do not have to save up to 300,000 credits and spend it all at once. You can keep spending money with whatever amount you have and when it adds up to 300,000 it will unlock.
|Kill 30 enemies with the Contact Beam|
If you're going through on easy, all of the weapon achievements are very simple. Most enemies die in one hit. With this gun you need to press and hold to charge it up and then let it go. Enemies get obliterated by it. Make sure to stock up on ammo for each gun, then once you get it, store the gun in your safe and buy ammo for the next gun. Repeat for every gun achievement.
|A Cut Above||10|
|Kill 30 enemies with the Ripper|
A very fun gun, which shoots a spinning saw blade out that you can control and chop up limbs with. Stock up on saw blades for this as and when you can.
|Kill 30 enemies with the Plasma Cutter||(2)|
This is your starting weapon, surprisingly one of the best in the game. Depending on how many guns you're carrying, if you're just carrying one gun you will get a lot of ammo for that gun. Make sure to make use of the while holding the (alt firing modes) when needed.
|Kill 30 enemies with the Force Gun||(4)|
Looks a lot like the Half Life Gravity Gun and works a lot like it too, but you can pick up objects with it. Works best up close.
|Live With The Hot Ones||10|
|Kill 30 enemies with the Flamethrower||(13)|
The flamethrower will require a lot of ammo. You will burn through a canister of fuel for one guy. Aim for the arms or legs and make sure to keep plenty of fuel tanks for it.
|Kill 30 enemies with the Pulse Rifle|
Aim for the legs and arms. If you get surrounded by enemies press and hold and then hold which means you will get on one knee and you will hold the gun up shooting all around you. It's the definition of awesome.
|Kill 30 enemies with the Line Gun||(2)|
Aim for the shoulders and it should just about kill every small monster in 1 hit. Keep only one weapon in your weapon slots meaning you can hold lots of ammo.
|There's Always Peng!||15|
|Find the Peng Treasure||(23)|
You can find this on chapter 11, in between the two walkways. It's an award, probably an easter egg from the developer. Anyway, just grab it with Kinesis and pick it up. It can be sold at the store for 30,000 credits!
Picture of it:
|Kill the Leviathan||(3)|
You will come across the Leviathan at the end of chapter 6.
He is a very huge boss. At the very beginning of the battle white worm like things will shoot out from underneath it, quickly shoot the yellow parts of them to kill them. After all 3 are dead, it will shoot exploding rocks at you from the middle of its mouth, while its' shooting catch them with Kinesis and shoot them back for the 'Playing Catch' achievement. After you get it just shoot them before they leave his mouth and it will hurt him more. Keep shooting them and it's dead. I finished it in under 2 minutes on easy.
|Kill a Brute||(2)|
During the game you will face many of these. The Line Gun is very good against them. Try and shoot them between the shoulder blades. Other times, if you shoot them enough they will lay down and get tired and then you can go around behind them and shoot their back until they die.
|Kill the Hive Mind||(4)|
This boss is the size of one of Resistance 2's bosses. It's pretty epic. Good thing it's easy though. When you start the battle start strafing left and right dodging the tentacles that come at you. First, aim for the 5 yellow blobs on top and shoot all those, once those are gone shoot the ones in his rib cage. After they're all gone it's dead, simple as that.
|Catch a Brute or Leviathan Pod using Kinesis||(9)|
From Sgt Dex Grif: "I've never had a brute shoot at me, personally, so I did this during the Leviathan battle in chapter 6. Wait until the mouth starts spitting pods at you, grab it with Kinesis, and shoot it back."
From EternalDamntion: "When you're facing a brute, shoot off its shoulder and it will start launching pods from it, grab them with Kinesis and send them back at it."
|Don't get cocky, kid||10|
|Survive the ADS Cannon with over 50% shield strength remaining||(136)|
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."
|Escape from a Lurker's grab attack 10 times||(14)|
Upgrade your armor to the max amount of HP you can get, get a few medic packs and then go on the hunt for Lurkers. They look like little babies who have 3 little tentacles that come out of their back. Run up next to them and let them lunge and attack you. They should start stabbing your back/neck. Quickly tap A and get them off of you. Repeat 9 times.
|Kill the Slug Boss with more than 50% shield strength remaining||(19)|
When you get to the Slug Boss, the one that's covering up the Array. Right before you get on the gun, go to the save point so you can restart if you mess up. After you've saved, as soon as you get on the gun and start shooting, aim for the middle left tentacle. Press and at the same time really fast, but don't overheat the guns. You should be able to kill it pretty fast. After that, take your time. Don't let the shields go underneath 50% and if you mess up, just quit and load again.
|Get off my ship!||15|
|Kill the Slug Boss||(3)|
When you get to the canon, shoot it once, it will then raise up 4 big tentacles that'll start throwing junk at you. If enough of it hits the ship it will blow up and die, so you need to make sure you shoot it before it hits the ship. Look at "Slugger" for an easy way to get this achievement and the "Slugger" achievement at the same time.
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