Prototype Achievements

Trail Of Corpses

Kill 53,596 infected.  
Infected can be any of the Hunter forms and also the infected civilians. If you are trying to boost the achievement, it is better to wait until the city has been approximately 60-80% infected as they will be everywhere. Simply run around killing everything you see as quickly as possible. It will also help if you use infected vision, which will make all infected enemies grow red.
The quickest way to do this is replay the event "Rolling Thunder" (located in the SW corner of the map) which has you using the Thermobolic Tank to kill as many infected as possible. You can easily get 750+ in only a few minutes each time you play this event.
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User Comments
Comment #1 by asdfen
Monday, August 16, 2010 @ 02:25:26 AM

man I hate killing shit for hours without any point. completing game and all events on platinum netted me only ~20k kills

Comment #2 by E vee dub
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 12:20:38 PM

How wonderful proofreading is... unless you don't use it.

The event "Rolling Thunder" is in the South EAST corner, not the SW.

Comment #3 by Horn 13 fox
Saturday, January 15, 2011 @ 04:29:34 AM

this achievement is retarded, almost beat the game, and no where even close to that figure

Comment #4 by UKzTwisted Mind
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 @ 07:48:55 AM

this is to hard its way to many people to kill

Comment #5 by WeaponTheory
Thursday, April 21, 2011 @ 02:28:18 AM

"...You can easily get 750+ in only a few minutes each time you play this event."

This needs to be deleted, it's gonna get people to think they can kill 750+ infected easily, when that is not true. The numbers in the event represent score, NOT the infected you killed.

Comment #6 by WeaponTheory
Thursday, April 21, 2011 @ 03:10:06 AM

Eh, disregard my last comment, you can rack up a load of kills. I admit when I'm wrong. although the "easily" part is a little exaggerated.

Comment #7 by warpedsabre52
Friday, April 22, 2011 @ 02:00:44 PM

"Rolling thunder" is the way to go, just start the event and make the tank head north, keep the tank turret pointed backwards and blast away, i got this one moments ago.

Comment #8 by ClockworkEarth
Thursday, July 14, 2011 @ 09:14:53 AM

Dead Rising - 53594
Left 4 Dead - 53595
Prototype - 53596

stop it game developers... this game of one upping each other is killing us D:

Comment #9 by masterpimp1
Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 03:20:20 AM

hard but fun to run around killing people

Comment #10 by ThePaleHorseman
Sunday, August 07, 2011 @ 06:05:44 PM

ClockworkEarth apparently has not played dead rising 2. They also did 53,596 for that one... but i guess they also got tired of other games trying to one up them on their creation, because they also had an achievement for 75,000. boy was THAT a fun one to get.

Comment #11 by A7X x Shadow
Friday, August 12, 2011 @ 04:47:09 PM

If you get a good method for Rolling Thunder, you can probably average 800-900 kills per event, which is two minutes. I didn't exactly add them up, but I seemed to get at least 1000 kills per try (checked from statistics). It's redundant, but a hell of a lot faster than Left 4 Dead's Zombie Genocidest...

Oh, and if there's a hive near the event, stay the hell away from it. The Thermobaric Cannon is strong enough to annihilate that thing, and doing that stops the infected civilians from respawning, which makes both this achievement and getting Platinum on the event a lot harder.

Comment #12 by Ba22crow
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 05:31:30 PM

Not sure how many you guys are getting with rolling thunder because a bunch of the single kills you get in it add several points, ditorting the numbers. but i have a method that was getting me at least 500 every two minutes killing commons. there is a helicopter event is the sw portion of the island use its event (this gives you unlimited ammo), and ignore all the targets on your radarand fly north to the very first infected zone and go one street over from the one beside the ocean to where there are buildings on both sides. use your strafing missles(2nd option) and fly down the street with the trigger held down, at near full speed untill you hit a spot where the road merges, turn around and do it untill you get to the end of the infected zone. rinse and repeat. it should take you 30 sec o

Comment #13 by Ba22crow
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 05:35:28 PM

f flying to get there, and i had at and easy 500 at least each two minutes. very simple and mindless, could be done in 2 hours that way. pardon my spelling, company keyboard and sticky buttons, no spellcheck.

Comment #14 by GoodYear92
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 10:30:00 PM

I got this just basically playing through the game.

Comment #15 by GoodYear92
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 10:37:30 PM

*On the Ps3 ages ago

Comment #16 by ugoman
Monday, September 05, 2011 @ 02:42:13 PM

Still haven't gotten this. XD

Comment #17 by RAGING x STONER
Monday, September 26, 2011 @ 07:43:39 AM

Guys guys, all you need to do is activate shield and run the hell through the zombie hordes for an instant kill on impact and a fun way to waste time.

Comment #18 by xtermiination
Monday, October 03, 2011 @ 11:38:46 AM

i've beaten the game and now im just trying to get the achievements, i've read what you guys say on how to do this with the events, i have yet to do that, right now, im doing bout 700 kills in 5 min. just driving back and forths with a tank in front of the hive going edge to edge of the red zone, its easy to do alot of kills while killing other tanks and helicopters, will take a while and quite a bit of tanks which are easy to get in front of the hive, just dont destroy the hives.

Comment #19 by silent death 666
Friday, October 21, 2011 @ 07:40:12 AM

not as bad as Dead Rising 2 72000 but still fun

Comment #20 by masterdoodle001
Sunday, October 23, 2011 @ 09:14:51 PM

hijack a helicopter and have no life and u can do it in no time

Comment #21 by Hoopdejoop
Wednesday, November 02, 2011 @ 09:35:26 PM

It's not about developers trying to one-up eachother. It's a not to "Dawn of the Dead" wherein the population of the town was 53,594. It's just a zombie thing... Regardless, pain in the ass.

Comment #22 by Lodan
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 @ 03:35:15 PM

One thing I noticed recently while playing New Game+ on Easy was that my kills seemed to be cumulative from my first game on to the next. So all the kills you get from playing the first time around will add to your New Game+. Dunno how it affects New Games on different difficulties though.

Comment #23 by ratfarms woman
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 @ 09:26:44 PM

I hope it carries on to the next game no matter what cause this is just long

Comment #24 by qwerty KEYBORD
Friday, February 17, 2012 @ 02:25:59 PM

i'll murder the game creators in prototype 2 if they do a similar achievement...

Comment #25 by mvgtrgt
Saturday, April 07, 2012 @ 12:29:29 PM

Here's a tip if you decide to use an event to grind for this achievement. During the last second of the event press start, go to quit, and restart the event. This helps speed up the process since it lets you skip the info screens you would normally receive at the beginning and end of the event and you do still keep all the kills you had during the event even though you are restarting.

Comment #26 by Master Colac
Thursday, April 12, 2012 @ 08:09:32 PM

@Comment #8
At least it isn't like Gears of War with 100,000 or so kills when the enemy doesn't die real easy!

Rolling Thunder, drive forward a little turn yourself around the drive backwards whilst holding down the right trigger (powerful cannon). The disadvantages here are you run into vehicles a lot and Hunters sometimes block your way but you'll stock up 850+ kills easy as!
I managed to get over 1000.

Comment #27 by LuisAdeur
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 09:33:04 PM

This is soo boring to do... i used to play the game but when i saw the achievement of killing 53596 infected i started to play fallout 3 and get easy achievements :)

Comment #28 by JackAzzMcTittles
Friday, May 04, 2012 @ 10:58:14 PM

hey, i just found out something about this. you know how your supposed to get more points than kills? well, check the statistics screen before you start the event, record the number of infected civillian kills, & check again after you play the event once. you should notice that the count is some 1200(rounded down) above what you had last time. assuming you kept that score consistent, it couldn't possibly take you more than 50 tries to get the achievement.

I shit you not.

Comment #29 by JackAzzMcTittles
Friday, May 04, 2012 @ 10:59:45 PM

^and thats assuming you started from 0 kills, which you probably didnt

Comment #30 by key2sanity
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 @ 02:57:40 AM

Average kills of 1025 in the stats menu every two minutes while doing Rolling Thunder (NOT the mission score, that was averaged at 1200). The seemingly indestructible tank, with infinite ammo can be driven around in circles while blasting the respawning infected. This method attracted no military attention, thus no tanks got in the way, or helicopters attacking. The tank does get thrown around a bit by the hunters, but takes next to no damage. Plus if you do get military attention, it goes away the instant you retry.

Much quicker then using the shield and running through infected, which only hits what you run into (no splash damage) and instantly gains military attention once they spot you, then one blast from a tank or chopper and your run is ruined, and your health is down. Or going r

Comment #31 by key2sanity
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 @ 02:59:15 AM

Yeah, thanks, cut off the end of my comment. Gor'ammit!

Comment #32 by key2sanity
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 @ 04:13:07 AM

[Managed to find the rest of my previous comment]
Or going rampaging in a normal tank, which runs out of ammo, is easily damaged, and can easily gain attention, slowing down your progress.

Haven't tried the choppers for this achievement, so can't really comment on them. I can't see the respawning the infected as quickly as Rolling Thunder does, and navigating the buildings at low altitude can also be difficult while pursuing ground targets. Most choppers can't take a large amount of damage.

The kills for this achievement count everything on the "INFECTED" stats page besides water towers and hives, which aren't technically 'kills'.

Comment #33 by DarthTrakd
Thursday, May 31, 2012 @ 07:46:17 AM

So far I've gotten all kill based events to gold (and probably platinum level), I've finished the game twice (and still to do a third) and I've just randomly decided to slice open infected because I was bored for a while, I'm still only around 15K kills, damn you RADICAL!!!

Comment #34 by Avenged Prophet
Tuesday, July 03, 2012 @ 05:33:48 PM

Soooo boring! :S

Comment #35 by B00uW4ore692
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 @ 12:07:39 PM

Out of curiosity, do the infected kill statistics carry over into New Game Plus, or do they drop like your own death count?

Comment #36 by xxthegodofwarx
Sunday, August 19, 2012 @ 02:23:33 PM

wow what a grind this is :(

Comment #37 by Arthur Redfield
Thursday, October 04, 2012 @ 08:32:52 AM

"Rolling Thunder" the best way! you can kill more than 1000 infected in just 2 minutes.

Comment #38 by pizzaknight
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 @ 07:36:19 PM

this achievement sucks... With all the infected people it makes this achievement seem easy but the achievement is asking for too much.

Comment #39 by BrutalDoom
Monday, November 11, 2013 @ 01:04:47 PM

Whether you go for Rolling Thunder or just outright slaighter, just keep at it and you'll get there. Not the hardest achievement to get, but can get a bit repetitive

Comment #40 by ditisem
Thursday, March 19, 2015 @ 09:12:27 PM

When doing the rolling thunder method, don't drive, just make circles and shoot in the streets, i keep consistantly getting 1200 kills, (Record at 1268 right now, 12 attempts) 1200 kills without moving seems reasonable to me.

Comment #41 by Ozama17
Tuesday, March 08, 2016 @ 01:11:32 AM

I hate this so much! after a while i was really bored! hate this kinda of achievement

Comment #42 by Malycialem
Saturday, November 05, 2016 @ 09:44:52 AM

Another option is just drive around one hive with termonbaric tank in mission were you should drive to free yours sister from hive. After black watch soldier destroy last hive

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US June 09, 2009
Europe June 12, 2009

ESRB: Mature
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