L.A. Noire

L.A. Noire Achievements

Chop Shop

During the Industrial Street raid, kill a goon by shooting the hanging engine block.  

When the shootout starts, run over to the back door with your partner and shoot the engine suspended from the rafters right away. There's a good chance there'll be a guy running right past the barrel when the engine falls on it, netting you the achievement.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by Niko MadPro
Saturday, May 14, 2011 @ 08:11:30 PM

Would be cool if they replicated that one death from Final Destination 4 with this one...

Comment #2 by Madman89426
Friday, May 20, 2011 @ 12:02:28 AM

That would be pretty awesome!

Comment #3 by Niko MadPro
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 @ 02:15:15 AM

Ah... finally got around to doing this one.

When you first enter the building, there will be a guy in the room in front of the door you entered from, go ahead and kill him, and then take cover behind the rack full of boxes to your right. If you aim and look around the ceiling to the left side, you'll see the engine. I tried shooting whatever it was hanging from, but apparently shooting the block itself works too.

For me, it landed and bounced off of some guy's head, and then either exploded or exploded whatever it landed on, and killed about 2 or 3 goons in the blast. Then bam, Achievement Unlocked.

Comment #4 by The Spoonerist
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 @ 02:21:53 PM

I've tried about 5 times now and I can not get one of the goons to stand close enough so that the engine itself or the blast will kill them. It's so frustrating!

Comment #5 by N-Forced
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 @ 03:06:28 PM

Easy way to get this I found was to at the very beginning immediately run right and face the door where your partner is, there should be a guy standing below the engine block. Aim for the engine block, let it fall, and the achievement is yours.

Comment #6 by The Spoonerist
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 @ 03:47:17 PM

I got it almost as soon as I posted comment #4. I shot the guy in the white shirt as soon as you walk in the door, ran to the first set of boxes, took cover and shot the engine block immediately. Dunno if it was dumb luck or if that's the best way to do it... Just happy I got the Achievement.

Comment #7 by ElGorgadier
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 @ 12:00:53 PM

I cannot get this damned thing. 7 times now.

Comment #8 by Eclipse500s
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 @ 02:33:48 PM

I ended up having to do it about 8 times....just keep trying the above advice.

Shoot the first guy in the little office and take cover behind the shelves & boxes to your right....then it's just a matter of having the stars align and hope that one of the bad guys runs under the engine block....

If you don't get it in the first 15seconds, die and try again....

Comment #9 by Nerdvana Zen
Wednesday, June 01, 2011 @ 08:46:05 PM

the third time i tried a guy ran under the engine but no matter how much i shot it wouldn't fall. if you hide behind the shelf and WAIT a guy in dark gray will take cover under the engine. i got it 4th or 5th time.

Comment #10 by Shellman
Thursday, June 02, 2011 @ 10:13:15 AM

By my own experiences and aparently other's here especially #8 makes what #3 said to seem highly unlikely. He must've been very lucky. It is hard/lucky enough trying to get it to kill one person, even with said method.

Comment #11 by ThoracicKez
Thursday, June 02, 2011 @ 04:48:01 PM

I did this for 2 hours and got extremely pissed of at it, so i went to bed.
The next day before i went to school i decided to have a quick try
I got it the first try by doing it exactly the same way

Comment #12 by eNaRGe
Sunday, June 05, 2011 @ 02:56:25 AM

This was the last achievement I needed to get 1200/1200 and I just got it.
I tried about 5 times with no luck. I can confirm the people above here; shoot
the guy in the office, move to the book case. Then wait about 5-10 seconds; your
partner will start shooting, this forces a few of the bad guys to run for cover
near the engine. Watch them run under it, then shoot the block and it should unlick.

Thanks for the tips folks.

Comment #13 by schism35
Friday, June 10, 2011 @ 06:09:32 PM

Took me about 7-8 times but I was screwing around trying different things. #12 is right. Just shoot the dude in the office, then line hide behind the book case thing. Wait about 5 seconds and a dude will run underneath the engine block. You really only have one chance at this. Once he runs by, if you miss just die and retry. I messed around at the bookcase for about a minute and nobody else moved.

Comment #14 by Annihil88torr
Saturday, June 11, 2011 @ 07:34:55 PM

Comment #15 by xxgardengnomexx
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 @ 12:51:19 AM

I have tried this like ten times really annoying. :(

Comment #16 by ZoradonV2
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 @ 06:26:51 AM

i got it on my first go pretty easy and i was messing around for a good 5 minutes looking for the damn thing then shot it and got 2-3 people

Comment #17 by Hooked0nEbonics
Friday, July 15, 2011 @ 01:58:27 AM

I second what #16 said.

I got it on my first try... And I didn't even know where the damn thing was for the first 20 seconds or so.

Comment #18 by GhostReaper2043
Friday, July 15, 2011 @ 09:33:37 PM

Comment #19 by cwagmire21
Monday, July 18, 2011 @ 02:18:08 PM

I might have just gotten lucky, but I just waited for one to be under the engine and then shot it like mad, pop goes my achievement. :)

Comment #20 by H1N1
Monday, July 18, 2011 @ 03:34:37 PM

I died a couple of times and it still unlocked.

Comment #21 by Juulke
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 @ 10:01:12 AM

It's all about timing this one.

Comment #22 by DarkGothicFayt
Friday, August 19, 2011 @ 09:14:54 PM

I didn't know someone had to die from the engine lol I shot it and didn't kill anyone and not till later did I see someone had to die

Comment #23 by dj prod1gy x
Saturday, October 01, 2011 @ 11:47:35 AM

got i first go what a fluk

Comment #24 by Laxasaurusrex
Friday, October 28, 2011 @ 02:55:55 PM

Okay I'm not going to lie - I tried a good few times to get this. Then I just watched the roosterteeth guys do it well Geoff. You just run round to where your partner is. Don't kill the guy in the office at your door. Just run round and shoot the engine there and then. I did it on my second attempt that way rather than like the tenth the normal way.
It's up to you.

Comment #25 by GBouras
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 @ 04:19:25 AM

For something so simple I'm finding this one really hard!! And cos I let myself die each time I failed, it gave me the option to skip the shootout and I stupidly clicked 'yes' without looking at what I was doing. So I've got to replay the entire case!

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US May 17, 2011
Europe May 20, 2011

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