Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Achievements

Good Soul

Against all odds, you saved Faridah Malik's life.


While heading back to Shanghai, your helicopter will be shot down. As soon as you have control of Jenson, make your save. Now this achievement can be tricky, and for me there's only one way to go about it. Unless you're really lucky, and things play out well, getting caught is the best route to take. Yes I said getting caught... 

Taking this into consideration and once you've unlock the achievement and reloaded your save, you will be leaving Malik to die. So by all means, feel free to attempt the passive and not being spotted route, but after 20+ goes it just wasn't happening for me (sad times).

Once you have control of Jenson after the crash, your task will be to clear the area of enemies before Malik dies. Head to the right side and jump on the container then onto the second floor of the construction building. Kill the guy in front of you then head forwards. From here, 2 more will run up the stairs at the end, so take them out. Now you're in a good position to kill everyone else.

I recommend you go for the heavy armoured guys first as they deal the brunt of the damage, then deal with all the light guards scattered about. When the mech robot get's dropped in, throw an EMP grenade and you should be done. Once Malik is saved, she'll fly away and the achievement will unlock.

Unless you're sure you did this without getting caught, reload your save and stealth past everyone to the lift at the back and unfortunately leave Malik to fend for herself.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by Alexbeav
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 @ 06:48:41 PM

This will most likely cancel Ghost, especially in DX difficulty where you have
to be FAST saving her bacon. Prioritize the Mech and take it down with an EMP
grenade or you'll fail this fast.

Comment #2 by FrontRelinquish
Friday, August 26, 2011 @ 05:57:28 AM

#1 Good advice. Also, if you sadly don't have an EMP grenade on you, using the Typhoon augmentation to take down the robot is another viable choice. The robot is easily the greatest threat in this achievement.

Comment #3 by stratzvyda
Saturday, August 27, 2011 @ 12:29:55 AM

If you're going for stealth this is very simple so long as you have 8 or so power bars. Charge forward and taze the heavies and ground troops, pull out your tranq gun and wipe the rest popping bars steadily to maintain cloak.

Comment #4 by Archdeluxe
Sunday, August 28, 2011 @ 03:27:11 AM

I found this easy to do with a sniper rifle,so long as you use silenced weapons the guards will pretty much ignore you. But should they spot you they will turn on you at once.

Comment #5 by Hoitech117
Sunday, August 28, 2011 @ 03:38:29 AM

@#3 do you mean consumable power bars or power cells.

Comment #6 by Rammstein
Sunday, August 28, 2011 @ 09:45:12 AM

@#5 There are a maximum of 5 possible Power Cells, so I'm guessing he means the consumable.

Comment #7 by Verdinial
Sunday, August 28, 2011 @ 12:37:47 PM

I got confused when it said hostile, I thought because I was shooting I got spotted, so I made a seperate save, pulled out my lethal weapon which I use to take down bosses and saved her ass, then reloaded. Feel like a dick for letting her die.

Comment #8 by Naberios
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 03:47:51 AM

Yeah, that's kinda bullshit that it handicaps you so bad on this part when trying to go for pacifist....

Comment #9 by Shady Ogre
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 @ 09:33:04 AM

I just left her there on my first go.. I am SOOO gonna go Rambo on these bitches next time around!

Comment #10 by Jasarno
Thursday, September 01, 2011 @ 07:13:59 PM

If you a stun gun, the jump augment and an EMP grenade, this is literally one of the easiest achievements around. Just run up to the heavies first (obviously try not to take them head on in their line of sight) and stun them. Next, it's easiest to save your ammo and try to takedown the normal Belltower Troopers, if you aren't going for pacifist you can even shoot the explosive barrels the idiots hide behind. Leave the snipers until last, and if you still want Pacifist, Tranquilize them head on and they still shouldn't comprehend that you are there to stop them.

Comment #11 by Skeenoman
Friday, September 02, 2011 @ 12:06:29 PM

I made a video on how to do this achievement.My method is non lethal and does
not void the foxiest of the hounds cheevo although its weapons and
cloaking intensive.

Comment #12 by Naberios
Friday, September 02, 2011 @ 05:45:03 PM

It took me a helluva lot more than 8 nutrient bars, but I was able to do it without killing anyone. Not sure if I was ever detected though, my cloak went down a couple of times, but I didn't seem to start taking a lot of attention. And once, I think I walked into someone's line of fire, not sure if that negates the not raising alarms deal or not.

Comment #13 by LiamVIII
Sunday, September 04, 2011 @ 05:00:29 AM

I just got this on Deus Ex difficulty, just only need to use some decent cover (concrete block near the downed aircraft) and any gun will work as long as you're consistently accurate. If anyone needs a EMP grenade to take care of the bot there's usually a few grenades in the tunnel in the ditch near the electrical water, directly left from where you start. Obviously this would void the Pacifist achievement but you can reload the save. Hope this helps!

Comment #14 by kineticmeercat
Tuesday, September 06, 2011 @ 02:04:30 AM

has any one got a video on how this is done on hard difficulty without voiding the foxiest of hounds and the pasifist chievos. I already playing through for a 2nd tim time and this was meant to be my kill everything in sight playthrough but i missed both those achievements in my previous playthorough :(

Comment #15 by Lewis180
Tuesday, September 06, 2011 @ 11:54:12 AM

Finally did it had load up some old saves tho. rocket launched the big guys then emp grenade the robot that took the rest out :)

Comment #16 by Naberios
Tuesday, September 06, 2011 @ 10:04:19 PM

@14 ~ You probably shouldn't have combined "Legend", "Pacifist", and "Foxy" on the smae playthrough. Should have just bit the bullet and saved "Legend" for a final run. Your best bet here is just to sneak past everyone and let Malik die, you can save her on the next one.

Comment #17 by Cause007
Thursday, September 08, 2011 @ 07:13:04 AM

For those working on stealth achievements (like me), is there any reason you can't save beforehand, lower difficulty to easy (if preferred), kill everybody, get the achievement, then restart at your previous save? Just plan ahead and have one strong lethal weapon in your inventory (you need one for bosses, anyway).

Comment #18 by Heraldofkaos
Thursday, September 08, 2011 @ 10:27:57 PM

I just got this on "Give me Deus Ex" by using the explosive revolver on everything including the mech! More than one way to skin a cat and all that.

Comment #19 by BladesofGod
Friday, September 09, 2011 @ 01:41:22 PM

So here i am doing a "Foxiest" play through, and i come to the crash sight, i think to myself "Self... how do i know if i have been spotted or not since the enemies are already in 'hostile' mode." So i completed the section, got to the elevator (Unseen i think) and letting the pilot die, and a cut scene plays showing her getting executed... does this mean that i wasn't spotted? any advice would help. Thanks guys

Comment #20 by BladesofGod
Friday, September 09, 2011 @ 01:43:46 PM

i retract that precious question, i just reloaded a checkpoint on the elevator and after the conversation with Francis the "Ghost" award showed up... sorry to waste your time guys

Comment #21 by Amore03
Friday, September 09, 2011 @ 02:08:07 PM

@11. Thanks for the video. That stun gun made everything so much easier than the tranq. rifle.

Comment #22 by DanMan555
Friday, September 09, 2011 @ 11:19:08 PM

FYI: If you EMP the robot you negate the pacifist achievement.

Comment #23 by CyborgRoe
Saturday, September 10, 2011 @ 12:54:05 AM

Personally if you're going for foxiest/pacifist then i would ignore the fight and just get to the elevator. It's safer and you can unlock this one later.

There are severa ways to go about this one if you're in a killing mood:

Sniper rifle in the position you start in- You'll have a clean shot at most of the baddies. Chuck a EMP as soon as the bot drops. Done.

SMG/pistol/combat rifle- Spring to the right, go intothe hole and drop the first baddie, then take out the heavy gunner as soon as he appears. By this time the bot will drop, kill it fast enough and two to three baddies will be caught in the explosion. After that it's a simple matter of wiping outthe rest on the top floors.

Comment #24 by DanMan555
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 @ 02:54:39 AM

If you do let her die you can later on find her body in the harvester compound laying on an operating table. Its kinda messed up.

Comment #25 by Naberios
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 @ 09:26:46 PM

Also, not saving her mean that she doesn't fly in and take out the baddies on the helipad when you're exiting the Shanghai facility. Instead there will already be a helo there that Megan will fly out, and all the troops will be scattered around the room acting batshit crazy from the Darrow signal.... Could be an issue for a Foxy run through, but I was able to get by them unnoticed.

Comment #26 by heart attak joe
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 07:21:31 AM

not even done the first playthrough, but i'm guessing i have to do another 3 or 4 to clock this game.

Comment #27 by Pezukarhu
Saturday, September 17, 2011 @ 10:02:13 AM

Seriously, is it even possible to do this in pacifist, legend and fox at the
same time? Even thought I keep the stealth on until the fight is
over and none of the enemies shouldnt have saw me, still Im not getting
ghost in this mission.

Comment #28 by UltimateAuron32
Sunday, September 18, 2011 @ 08:59:20 PM

@27, well yes, get this achievement then reload the game to get the others.
once you get this one, what does it matter if she dies?

Comment #29 by Pezukarhu
Monday, September 19, 2011 @ 07:50:36 AM

Yup, got the rest of the achievements last night, including this. I thought she must survive if u wanna get Pacifist, but guess u can let her rot like I did :D

Comment #30 by Chrometatertot
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 @ 11:01:37 AM

If they see you here will it cancel foxiest of the hounds?

Comment #31 by bushkes
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 @ 02:14:32 PM

Cheers for the video, that's a big help.

Comment #32 by Memento Mori
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 10:53:23 AM

Is it possible to rescue her (for the achievement) and continue a pacifist playthrough?
I can know everyone out, but someone above said the robot counts as a kill.

Comment #33 by Memento Mori
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 10:55:16 AM


Comment #34 by Xv PR3D4TORZ vX
Saturday, September 24, 2011 @ 02:16:34 PM

does being seen void the foxiest achievement cos there aren't any actual alarms
around to be triggered?

Comment #35 by Naberios
Sunday, September 25, 2011 @ 04:26:22 AM

I did get this & the Foxiest achievement on the same playthrough. I don't know if I was ever seen though. Accidentally let my cloak run out once or twice, so can't say for sure if I got spotted. Can't verify whether blowing up the bot cancels Pacifist though, as I had screwed that up in the opening mission(where Jenson apparently doesn't know how to melee, despite being ex-SWAT....).

Comment #36 by Trained2Survive
Monday, September 26, 2011 @ 07:55:04 AM

Getting this one was a pain in the kester.

Comment #37 by Hallowgraves
Monday, October 03, 2011 @ 08:18:20 PM

I have the revolver with an exploding round attachment with plenty of ammo and about three frag mines. Got it easily on my third time.

Comment #38 by Talamaar
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 03:06:17 AM

For ANYONE curious about succeeding in saving her AND getting Pacifist, it IS indeed possible. It was very straining but I did find a method, part of it is very silly. This was performed on DX difficulty and I started up by increasing my Batteries to 4 (had a leftover Praxis) then made sure I had all 4 batteries full and drew the Tranq to shoot the guard on the 2nd floor left, after jumping down with an equipped Gas Grenade I went to the cement wall to the right of Malik's bird and aimed at the guard to the right (the smoke will also hit the guard above him on the 2nd floor). After cloaking and jumping the wall I ran for the first Heavy, K.O., went for 2nd Heavy, K.O. uncloak and shot the guard hiding behind the boxes nearby the first stationed Heavy. MAKE SURE the Heavy is NOT in the open

Comment #39 by Talamaar
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 03:07:30 AM

I literally dragged his body before the Robot dropped, when it self-destructs you need to make sure the guards are not too too close, that's what causes the Pacifist failure. Not killing the Robot via EMP, but the explosion hitting a guard. At this point in time you can see 2 guards on the 2nd floor shooting the bird, take them out, save snipers for last and bam, I can approve this did work for me. Pacifist did pop.

Comment #40 by cjdavies
Thursday, November 03, 2011 @ 08:03:23 AM

Not going to attempt this until my second run.

Comment #41 by Mr saltywallrus
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 @ 07:33:25 PM

just thought i'd point out that you can get this cheevo along with
pacifist and foxy without reloading a previous save and letting her die. infact
i would recommend that you save her if you can because *SPOLIER* she will
turn up later and deal with the crazies just after the namir boss fight
saving you time and resourses.

Comment #42 by Bukman716
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 @ 03:32:34 AM

how do you kill the mech? damn

Comment #43 by UniBr0w
Saturday, December 31, 2011 @ 09:49:28 PM

Ok, I finished the game for the first time just now. Hardest difficulty, saved Malik and got Pacifist.

Just wanted to say that when I used an EMP mine to take out the bot before it attacked the chopper, the resulting explosion DID kill one of the heavy mercenaries I'd previously knocked-out. Thought that this might ruin my chance at getting Pacifist but it all worked out in the end :)

Comment #44 by PoorSmeagol
Sunday, January 08, 2012 @ 10:32:15 PM

Oddly, I had far more difficulty with this on my 'normal' runthrough than i did on 'hard'.

Comment #45 by FrostByte
Sunday, January 29, 2012 @ 10:38:54 PM

IF you place yourself in front of the plane, and blow the crap out of everyone, you'll get it no problem. I wasn't about to let my favorite character die. first play through on normal.

Comment #46 by Bloodbarrk
Sunday, June 10, 2012 @ 04:45:49 PM

I made a new save and went lethal on them, but then reloaded because I was doing pacaifist, felt like an ass letting her die so I non-lethally took them all out again DX

Comment #47 by BubbaDudebro
Friday, June 15, 2012 @ 09:32:08 AM

This one was fun to get! Watched a couple YouTube videos to help prep!

Comment #48 by minefieldmonkey
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @ 04:33:01 PM

had to let her die on legend foxiest pacifist playthru saved her 1st run thru thou and 2nd i made sure to knock out every harvester i cud for butchering her felt like shit for leaving her to die like that but achievements must come 1st

Comment #49 by zarda1
Wednesday, September 05, 2012 @ 01:26:46 AM

I saved her. I'm not going to not save her. I count 10 sleeping badies. Thats everybody. All alive. Perfect. If that counts against me I'd not recommend this to a friend. I meleed everybody, starting with the 3 guys on the 2nd story, the went clockwise on the guys ground level, pulled 1 away from robot, EMP'd robot and tranq'd the snipers. As long as you take out heavies and robot quickly, don't let anyone die in the explosion, you should be fine.

Comment #50 by TheRedKing
Thursday, October 25, 2012 @ 09:43:13 AM

Got this today with 11 unconcious guards on Normal. Cloaked around with stun gun and only incap'd them when they were away from what i thought the mech's blast radius would be.

Comment #51 by jakedilla
Thursday, January 17, 2013 @ 08:43:26 PM

Got it on my 4th try using #11's video as a guide, saving in between parts. The enemies I faced were at slightly different places but after you get the first 5 or 6 guys it's pretty easy. Upgraded to 5 energy cells and bought 3 of the big jars from LIMB clinic

Comment #52 by Zombii Panda
Monday, May 06, 2013 @ 06:27:41 AM

I found this surprisingly easy, all you need is a revolver with exploding bullets. Such a cake walk with that gun. ;)

Comment #53 by Kozzy17
Monday, April 14, 2014 @ 07:22:28 PM


I'm going to clear this up for those who are confused on not getting
pacifist by killing a bot.

The bot can result in a self destruct sequence and explode. This causes
the bot to kill anyone affected by the explosion. Not by your hand.

If however you kill the bot and no self destruct sequence was made, then
the explosion kills will be made by your hand. So which means you killed
the bot and exploded it.

Comment #54 by Kozzy17
Monday, April 14, 2014 @ 07:25:30 PM


It is hard already to try to kill the bot without anyone being
affected by the explosion. Not if you can be quick enough to
remove the bodies out of the area before the bot drops, but this
might void the foxiest.

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Game Info
Eidos Montreal
Square Enix


US August 23, 2011
Europe August 26, 2011

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