Mass Effect

Mass Effect Achievements

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Take first place in 12 combat scenarios on Pinnacle Station   

There are 12 different combat scenarios you can take part in, each with different objectives. One you take first place in all of the first eight missions, you will unlock the 4 ‘advanced scenarios.’

There are four types of missions, Time Trial, Capture, Survival, and Hunt. Each individual scenario has a set requirement in order to place first in it. The requirements to gain first on each scenario are as follows.

Time Trial (Warehouse) - 01:24:67
Time Trial (Tropical) - 01:20:94
Time Trial (Volcanic) - 01:54:61

Capture (Volcanic) - 02:00:53
Capture (Tropical) - 01:58:67
Capture (Subterranean) - 01:29:47

Survival (Volcanic) - 01:31:83
Survival (Tropical) - 01:46:43
Survival (Subterranean) - 02:20:57

Hunt (Subterranean) - 35
Hunt (Volcanic) - 43
Hunt (Tropical) - 50

In time trial, you must kill all the enemies within a certain amount of time. Capture is similar to time trial, but instead of killing everyone within a specified time, you must stay near each point and capture them with a certain amount of time. Survival, you need only to survive for a certain amount of time, with it ending when you die. Hunt requires you to kill a certain amount of enemies within a certain amount of time. 

All missions (not the individual trials) found here count towards Completionist and all of the Ally achievements.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by MangaPowerX
Sunday, November 07, 2010 @ 06:32:14 PM

Good thing that the kills done here counts towards the weapons kills achievements!

Comment #2 by tF HlyHndGrnade
Thursday, January 20, 2011 @ 03:42:40 PM

i was trying this on hardcore, it's a bit on the hard side. Probably better doing it on an easier difficulty, lol. You kill the units faster. I think i missed out on only like 3 of them, mostly using just an AR.

Comment #3 by Katarn84
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 05:11:48 AM

I got 9/12 on my insane achievement run, but the last three are awfully hard. So I kept the savegame and run through Virmire and the ending for the other cheevo. Now I'll set it to easy and frag away this one.

Comment #4 by CelticWarz
Tuesday, February 08, 2011 @ 09:29:21 AM

I've gotten 6 out of the first 8 no problem but everytime I play one of the survive missions my game freezes on me and I keep getting 3/4 of the way thru them each time it's so anoying

Comment #5 by NoriYuki Sato
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 06:24:28 PM

I beat all of these before, now I can't seem to beat the Tropical Time Trial. It's the last one until I get the bonus rounds so I can do Ahern's Survival.

Comment #6 by Alaimo9
Thursday, March 17, 2011 @ 08:00:32 PM

I too had a problem with this DLC freezing on me each time I would try and load a mission. I hate this DLC lol. But did finish it, so it can go to straight to hell and die haha. And the worst part is once you beat all the Turians times and take one of his weapons, you just sell it or convert it to omni-gel because it sucks.

Comment #7 by sebbandomrulze
Monday, April 18, 2011 @ 10:06:24 AM

An easy way to do it, is to complete the first 8 by being a high level
and when vidnos offers you a weapon, pick the assault rifle (must be soldier for this tip to work.) And then you will easily kill all the people, On Survival on Tropical, i got 11:49, just camping with liara and Tali.

Comment #8 by IcarusPain
Thursday, April 21, 2011 @ 06:58:43 PM

Lmfao I was camping the Tropical Survival and the place I was dug in was the perfect spot to dig in, I Camped with Ashley and Tali and we were chilling there for 47:39, and then i let them kill me because it was over kill for that one. I took pictures to prove that i geeked out for no reason. The spots perfect for getting the weapons achievements.

Comment #9 by dezzibri
Saturday, May 21, 2011 @ 12:58:32 PM

i bought both DLC for mass effect and i can't find them anywhere lmao. where are they??

Comment #10 by oVOHo Dezzibri
Saturday, May 21, 2011 @ 01:20:15 PM

sorry i had to create another profile the other was wrong but if anyone could telol me how to access this dlc it would be cool lol.

Comment #11 by Alderas907
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 03:17:18 PM

You just fly to them they show up on the system map with the name it is cake

Comment #12 by MadDOG4780
Tuesday, June 14, 2011 @ 08:23:03 PM

Anyone else struggling with Hunt on the Volcanic course ? I get to 32/35 kills and run out of Geth to kill its doing my head in..

Comment #13 by spirit 141
Sunday, June 19, 2011 @ 07:18:33 PM

got it all on the first playthrough. easy,

Comment #14 by Jesse M Lord
Friday, August 19, 2011 @ 07:35:21 AM

Is this DLC worth the money?

Comment #15 by TheVaughnster
Sunday, September 25, 2011 @ 10:20:32 PM

400 is a bit for this one, finished this DLC in about 1-2 hours of game time. Only real problems is the time trial ones. It does give u credit for the other achievements for trying to get Ally.

Comment #16 by Oceans4Ransom
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 @ 05:02:07 PM

@#9 and #10, If you bought the DLC then it should show up in your memory for Mass Effect. If it does not then you should be able to re-download it for free. Now obviously if it says you need to pay again, then you must not have bought it in the first place. After you download it again, you should see it in your memory for Mass Effect.

Comment #17 by JDMx607
Saturday, February 11, 2012 @ 03:25:55 PM

What's sad is i had no problem with this at all. i literally stood in one spot and finished every challenge. i even survived 10 minutes on one of the maps before i forced myself to die.

Comment #18 by PhoenixWolfCub
Thursday, February 23, 2012 @ 12:00:41 AM

Very easy to do, I did it on a sentinel (level 45) with Wrex with a shotgun and Garrus on sniper rifle. I was expecting it to be a bit tough (watched my fiance' try to do it with his soldier, with Liara and Tali and had a hard time with the time trials) but it was pleasantly surprisingly easy.

Comment #19 by SAD
Monday, March 05, 2012 @ 10:02:56 PM

Saw this guide on the Bio Ware forums. Explains how to do all the 'impossible' missions on Insanity!

Comment #20 by xSUPERLOBSTERx
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 12:40:09 PM

I would think this would only be a little challenging for anyone who doesn't have a Soldier loadout. And, as MangaPowerX said, way back at the top, this is a great place to knock out all of your weapon achievements.

Comment #21 by urs myers
Friday, June 15, 2012 @ 11:26:26 AM

the dlc for this game is pretty poor compared to the rest of the game

Comment #22 by PsychicPsycho 0
Thursday, September 27, 2012 @ 03:12:27 AM

Some of these were brutal on insanity, particularly the Volcanic hunt (but not so much for the time trials, as I was expecting). What was really annoying about that was that I killed over 400 guys during the Subterranean hunt, and literally got 1 on my first Volcanic attempt (I was trying to get up to the high platform).

Is it possible there was a glitch during the Subterranean hunt? It seemed like I got WAY more time for each enemy killed then for the other 2 hunts.

Comment #23 by TechnoN3rd
Wednesday, October 03, 2012 @ 01:26:53 PM

I absolutely hated the volcanic hunt mission. I would get to 42 kills and my time would run out -_- you have no idea how happy I was when I finished it

Comment #24 by Bum Commando
Monday, October 15, 2012 @ 01:32:01 AM

Are these harder if you do them at lower levels? Or does level not matter?

Comment #25 by sethwicked
Thursday, November 13, 2014 @ 11:50:56 PM

I'm sure you will never see this but level does matter,however wait til ur 2nd or 3rd play thru after beating game return put it to casual difficulty and its a breeze. Enemies die in 1-2 shots. On insanity mode I suck at the time trials. Question does this specific dlc have any effect in mass effect 2 or 3?

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Game Info


US November 20, 2007
Europe November 23, 2007

ESRB: Mature
HDD Space Required : 6.83 GB
Backward compatible on Xbox One: Yes
Price: $19.99USD
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