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Red Faction: Armageddon

Red Faction: Armageddon Achievement Guide

Guide By: jamie1000013, obehave_wan
There are 58 achievements with a total of 1250 points.

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Overview:
-Estimated achievement difficulty: 4/10
-Offline: 56 (1210)
-Online: 2 (40)
-Approximate amount of time to 1250: 13-17 hours
-Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1 (2 recommended, refer to Introduction)
-Number of missable achievements: A few (Refer to Introduction)
-Do cheat codes disable achievements?: No (Refer to Introduction)
-Does difficulty affect achievements?: Yes
-Glitchy achievements: None
-Unobtainable achievements: None
-Extra equipment needed? : None

Introduction:
Red Faction: Armageddon puts you in the role of Darius Mason, a descendant of Alec Mason from Red Faction:Guerrilla. Red Faction: Armageddon's achievements are all really easy to obtain and most of the missable ones are very hard to miss. I recommend you play through the story campaign twice - once on easy/normal and the other playthrough on insane, because otherwise you'll be struggling through a majority of the game. In addition, if you beat the game you can then use the New Game + feature that lets you start with all of your upgrades, a new gun, and allows you to utilize some very useful cheats without penalty. The achievement's picture color indicates what type of achievement it is, blue is story related, green is missable (vehicle, kills, collection), and an orange color is an infection mode achievement.

Step 1: Easy/Normal Playthrough (Optional):
Simply play through the game. While playing through the story, use this guide to collect all of the audio logs. This collectible guide also offers useful information on when and where to attempt missable achievements. This playthrough should take you about 7 hours to complete. If you choose to skip this step, go to step three and then step two.

Step 2: Infestation Mode
Infestation mode is a lot like horde mode on Gears of War where you face waves and waves of enemies and the objective is simply to survive and kill them. I recommend you play this mode next instead of your insanity playthrough because you can earn a lot of salvage going for the infestation achievements which will carry over onto your new game +. Two of the infestation achievements require Xbox Live Gold membership: All For One, and One For All and Field Surgeon. It is best to find people to boost these with in the Achievement Trading Thread here. All of the other achievements can be obtained either by yourself or with friends/boosting partners. Your wave progress is always saved so you can start at the wave you got to previously and still get the wave related achievements. It should take you around 2-3 hours to gain all of the infestation mode related achievements.

Step 3: Insane Mode Playthrough
If you have followed my advice so far you should play on New Game + now with a lot of spare salvage to spend. Fully upgrade yourself if you haven't done so already. I recommend you then buy the Napalm Laser cheat for 10,000 salvage along with the Instant Nano Forge cheat for another 10,000 salvage. Cheats can be bought from the pause menu or from an upgrade station. Use your shell ability often as this can protect you from all of the damage you receive while you are in the shell. This playthrough should take you around 4-5 hours to complete if you rush it. I rushed it by running past every enemy unless I had an objective to kill them, and that strategy works exceptionally well in this mode.

Step 4: Path to War DLC
Simply play through the game, make note of the Bird of Prey achievement and how to unlock it, and kill enemies with the Turret, Sharpshooter, and Shard Cannon when you have them, because there are achievements for killing enemies with each of the three weapons. Once you finish all four chapters, you should have most or all of the achievements, and you can use the guide below to wrap up anything you don't with chapter select.

Conclusion

This game's achievements are extremely easy if not a bit time consuming to achieve. The missable achievements are all extremely easy and chances are you will unlock all of them without trying. The only mildly challenging achievement is All For One, and One For All but if you boost it it should be a piece of cake. Good luck and enjoy this great game!

 

[x360a would like to thank jamie1000013 and obehave_wan for this Road Map]



That Coulda Gone Better30
Finish the Single Player game on Hard Difficulty. (4) 

Refer to I Need a Nap

Ooooh Yeah!10
Kill 5 enemies with one L.E.O. shoulder bash. (11) 

You will first use the L.E.O suit on level 6. To perform a shoulder bash press . This is very easy to get, just line up 5 creepers and shoulder bash them. Don't despair if you don't unlock this on level 6 because you can pilot the L.E.O Suit later on in the game as well. Standing by a doorway and letting enemies get in front of you is a good way of making them crowd up for this achievement.

Losses15
Make it through to the lair. (5) 

This is story-related and cannot be missed. It will unlock during level 19.

One Big, Ugly Motha…20
Defeat the source of it all. 

This is story-related and cannot be missed. It will unlock during level 20.

Hit 'N Run15
Kill an enemy by ramming them with the Inferno GX. (3) 

You pilot the Inferno GX on level 17. This one is really easy, just drive into the first enemy you see. Pressing will make enemies easier to spot which may help. If you don't get this on the first enemy you see there are many chances to get this later on in the level. You only pilot this vehicle on level 17, though, so make sure you get it out of the way as soon as possible.

Exterminator15
Destroy 100 Pods while piloting the Mantis. (1) 

You drive the Mantis on level 19. There will be two sections where you control the Mantis: one where you will be killing cultists and bugs and the second after a cutscene. The pods are in the second section. The Mantis is a very powerful vehicle and there are around 250+ pods, so this achievement is really easy to get. In a couple of minutes of controlling the Mantis you should get very close to the 100 mark. Press to spot pods easier. To check your progress press > Extras > Player Stats > >Achievements and then find the achievement and it will have your current progress.

Nanergy!30
Gather 25,000 total salvage. (3) 

You can gather salvage by blowing up infected buildings, blowing up explosives/objects, collecting piles of salvage and killing enemies(After buying an upgrade). I recommend you buy Autopsy from the upgrade menu which allows you to get salvage for each enemy you kill as soon as possible. Piles of salvage give you 30-75 salvage each so check every corner for them. Please see the Salvager achievement for more info on these. You can easily get this achievement on your first playthrough if you check thoroughly for salvage piles and blow up infected buildings.

You also get a lot of salvage while playing the infestation game mode so don't worry if you don't get 25,000 after beating story mode. All the salvage you get from the infestation game mode can also be used to buy upgrades. To check your progress press > Extras > Player Stats > >Achievements and then find the achievement and it will have your current progress.

Martian Drive-By15
Kill 100 enemies while in the Marauder Scout Walker. (2) 

On level 14 you drive a marauder scout walker for the first time. I finished the first part with 80 or so kills. After you get the Family Business achievement, you pilot it again and you will easily get this achievement. You can keep restarting the checkpoint until this unlocks, but it probably won't be an issue. To check your progress press > Extras > Player Stats > >Achievements and then find the achievement and it will have your current progress.

Crusader15
Kill 175 enemies while in the L.E.O. exoskeleton. (4) 

You will first be able to use the L.E.O suit on level 6:road to Bastion. You could boost the kills here by either letting the creepers keep spawning from their pods or by reloading the checkpoint as the kills carry over. You don't really need to boost this achievement though it should come naturally because you can pilot this suit again on level 11 where you go through the Red Faction HQ. To check your progress press > Extras > Player Stats > >Achievements and then find the achievement and it will have your current progress.

Salvager20
Find 200 piles of salvage. (2) 

These salvage piles are everywhere most are out in the open but some are hidden in crates, corners, and behind objects. They look like blue cylinders and contain a large amount of salvage (30-75 salvage). There are a lot more than 200 piles throughout the game, so you should get this if you check each location thoroughly. You'll probably get this towards the end of the game, but if you are a few off after finishing the game simply replay a few levels and it shouldn't be an issue.

Knock, Knock15
Open up the secret entrance. 

This is story-related and cannot be missed. It will unlock during level 18.

Things Fall Apart20
Destroy the Water Filtration Plant. 

This is story-related and cannot be missed. It will unlock after level 9.

Survival Of The Fittest15
Make it to the surface. 

This is story-related and cannot be missed. It will unlock after level 11.

Vanguard15
Escort the convoy. (1) 

This is story-related and cannot be missed. It will unlock after level 6.

Secrets Long Buried10
Remove the Seal. (1) 

This is story-related and cannot be missed. It will unlock after level 3.

We're Not Alone10
Make it back to civilization. (1) 

This is story-related and cannot be missed. It will unlock after level 4.

I'm All You've Got15
Defend the Red Faction. 

This is story-related and cannot be missed. It will unlock after level 12.

Old Friends, Older Enemies15
Safely escort Winters through the depths. 

This is story-related and cannot be missed. It will unlock after level 17.

Plan B15
Find out how to reach the lair. 

This is story-related and cannot be missed. It will unlock during level 17.

Must Go Faster15
Travel to the Marauder homelands. 

This is story-related and cannot be missed. It will unlock after level 14.

Weather The Storm15
Destroy the Jamming Devices. 

This is story-related and cannot be missed. It will unlock during level 13.

Family Business20
Defeat the Mantis. 

This is story-related and cannot be missed. It will unlock during level 14.

Money Well Spent15
Buy out any one Upgrade ring. (1) 

You will need 6,000 salvage to buy out the first upgrade ring. Refer to Martian Can Opener for more info on upgrading.

All For One, One For All25
Finish a 4 player Infestation game beyond wave 9 without anyone bleeding out. (80) 

You will need four people to complete any wave past wave 9 without dying to unlock this achievement. You are allowed to get downed, but not bleed out. You have 25 seconds to heal the downed person before they bleed out.

Start the game on Casual and pick wave 11 as it's the easiest wave to complete.As you level up you unlock all the upgrades you purchased on the single player campaign which makes this achievement a lot easier.

If you need boosting partners, refer to this thread.

Soldier25
Finish waves 1 through 10 on any map in Infestation. (2) 

Refer to Honorary Mason.

Field Surgeon15
Perform Revival 25 times in Infestation. (38) 

Simply wait until a team mate is downed and then hold to revive them. They revive instantly, so this isn't hard at all. If you have a boosting partner, you can just take turns downing yourselves and healing each other and it will work for this achievement.

If you need a boosting partner, refer to this thread.

Boom Goes The Dynamite10
Kill 2 other enemies with a single exploding Berserker. (3) 

A good level to get this achievement is on level 6. To get this achievement you must have a Beserker explode and kill 2 other enemies. These enemies are the bigger/tougher enemies that have lots of life and run and explode near you when they are low on health. When you reach the excavator and power it on, you will have to survive a massive onslaught of enemies attacking you. Two of these enemies are Beserkers which will come running at you and then explode when you hurt them enough. Just focus all of your fire on the Beserkers and don't harm the creepers and you should be able to get this. There are a lot more of these creatures throughout the game, so chances are you will get this without trying for it.

Crack Shot10
Kill a Wraith before it re-stealths. (5) 

You will be first introduced to these enemies on level 9. The wraith vanishes and reappears. If you don't have any strong weapons, run backwards to the weapons locker. The rocket launcher will work perfectly. Now continue along the tunnel and once the Wraith appears, shoot it and get the achievement. These appear a lot of times throughout the game, so just try this at every opportunity you get if you don't unlock it here.

Commando50
Finish waves 1 through 20 on any map in Infestation. (3) 

Refer to Honorary Mason.

Back At Ya!20
Make an enemy kill themselves while shooting at your Shell. (4) 

You can't buy the Shell nano power until fairly late on in the game, and you have to wait until even later on in the game so that you can upgrade the shell power so that it rebounds enemy fire back at the shooters. To activate your shell power hold and then press . As you upgrade it, the duration, size and the rebound function will unlock which makes this achievement possible and easier. This achievement can also be gained on Infestation mode.

Chronicler25
Listen to 40 Audio Logs. (6) 

A guide to all of the audio log locations can be found here.

Half way through level 17, you are given 10 logs which all appear at the bottom of your log entries, so you only really need to collect  30. There are 47 logs total, so there is a lot of room for error and you can replay levels to collect ones you have missed, so this achievement shouldn't be too much of an inconvenience.

Cheater!20
Buy a Cheat. (8) 

Cheats become available after you have finished the game on any difficulty. They are located on the pause menu when you start a new game +. Cheats don't disable achievements and help immensely on insane difficulty. The cheapest cheats to buy are the infinity gun bullet cheats which all cost 5,000 salvage, but I recommend you buy the Napalm Laser for your insanity run. To get more salvage simply play Infestation Mode on the higher waves.

Honorary Mason75
Finish waves 1 through 30 on any map in Infestation. (4) 

Infestation mode is a multiplayer co-op mode comparable to horde mode on Gears of War. You can play with up to 4 people online or even by yourself. To make this achievement easier, start a survive custom game and set the difficulty to casual and wait for four people to join and then start the game up. Each wave you survive is recorded so that if you give up or lose you can restart from that wave at any time and still unlock this achievement. The more waves you survive the better the weapons you get and the harder the enemies become. It's relatively easy to beat wave 30 because the weapons you're given on higher levels are insanely powerful

To make this even easier you can keep playing other maps to level your upgrade rings. All of the single player upgrades you have unlocked are carried over to this mode - they just need to be unlocked. I recommend you use the nano rifle throughout this mode as soon as you unlock it as it one hit kills most enemies. Also pick the shell nano suit power because this is very useful compared to the other powers.

If you need boosting partners, refer to this thread.

I Need A Nap75
Finish the Single Player game on Insane Difficulty. (22) 

Insane difficulty may prove to be a real challenge if you start on this difficulty on your first playthrough, so I recommend you start on easy/normal on your first playthrough because after you complete the game on any difficulty you unlock new game +. New game + allows you to buy cheats, carry over all your upgrades and weapons from your first playthrough, and unlock a powerful/funny weapon.

I recommend you buy the napalm laser weapon cheat as it is amazingly good. If you have that and the instant nano forge cooldown cheat this playthrough will be a breeze. I recommend that you use your shell ability every time you are low on health or when you are forced to kill all of the enemies before being able to proceed further. To make this playthrough faster, simply run past all enemies you don't have to kill and then use your shell when you are low on health rinse and repeat.

Difficulty achievements do stack, so if you haven't gotten That Coulda Gone Better when you get this, it'll unlock as well.

What Is Best In Life?15
Perform melee finishers on 25 Creepers (single player only). (12) 

Creepers are the bugs that crawl up to you and try to melee you all the time. To perform a melee finisher it is much easier to stand still and let the creepers attack you and then press to finish them. You could also wait from them to spawn out of a pod and melee them as soon as they come out. A melee finisher looks like you stomp on their heads instead of just punching them. To check your progress press > Extras > Player Stats > >Achievements and then find the achievement and it will have your current progress.

It's All In The Wrist15
Send an enemy at least 30 meters with Impact. (2) 

Impact is your default nano power (). A good location to get this achievement is on level 11 after the cutscene where one of your chasers gets killed and you have to kill some enemies. There is a cliff here. Position yourself so that the enemy will go flying off of the cliff and this will add a lot of distance. It may take a couple of seconds to unlock because of the long fall, but within a few tries it should unlock. You could do this with any cliff, high up place, or any open place as long as the enemy doesn't hit an object.

Haymaker10
Kill 5 enemies in one shot with Impact. (4) 

Impact is your default nano power (). A good location to get this would be near the beginning of level 11. You climb up some spiraling stairs and then enter a room with two pods either side of the room. If you stand by the door way and let the Creepers line up and then press . You should get this achievement after a couple of tries. To make it easier, you can always upgrade Impact. Hold Still can also be obtained here if you stand in the middle of the room.

Zero G War20
Kill 50 Shockwaved enemies before they hit the ground. (1) 

To use your shock wave ability you first have to buy it from the upgrade menu. Once bought, hold and then press to use it. When you use this power it will shockwave enemies into the air and they will float for a few seconds. To make this achievement easier you could just upgrade your shockwave ability to increase the floating duration. While they are floating simply shoot them with a weapon, but preferably not an explosive one. To check your progress press > Extras > Player Stats > >Achievements and then find the achievement and it will have your current progress.

Martian Can Opener40
Buy every Upgrade. (1) 

There are a total of 34 upgrades which cost a total of 37,000 salvage to buy. You should have about 25,000 salvage after completing the game. To get the rest of the salvage I recommend you play Infestation mode. While you go for Honorary Mason you should get enough salvage to buy all of the upgrades. If you start on easy/normal first and then play on insane difficulty you should get this after you finish your second playthrough.

Hold Still10
Kill 6 enemies in one use of Shockwave. (3) 

To use your shock wave ability you first have to buy it from the upgrade menu. Once bought, hold and then press to use it. Shockwave is best used when you are surrounded by enemies instead of getting them in front of you like Impact. It is vital that you upgrade your shockwave ability in order to get this achievement because your shockwave is to weak to kill enemies otherwise. Refer to Haymaker for a great location on where to get this.

Lock And Load20
Keep Berserk active for at least 21 seconds in one use. (13) 

The berserk nano power becomes purchaseable about halfway through the game. To use it, hold and press . This achievement is nearly impossible to get if you haven't fully upgraded the berserk nano power, so upgrade it before going for this achievement. You will notice a red bar which drains on the middle of your screen when this power is activated. To replenish this bar you need to kill enemies fast. I killed about 6 enemies with the beserk power fully upgraded and unlocked this achievement.

Liftoff10
Send an enemy at least 50 meters with the Magnet Gun. (3) 

Just find an open area, shoot an enemy with the magnet gun, and then aim for a far away target and this should unlock. If you're having trouble, you could re-use the strategy from It's All in the Wrist.

Martian Matchmaker10
Fire an enemy into another enemy with the Magnet Gun. (1) 

Simply target two enemies with the magnet gun and make sure there's nothing in the way. They should collide and this will unlock.

In. The. Face!25
Kill one of each enemy type with the Maul. (7) 

The Maul weapon is the sledgehammer. Below is a list of each enemy you need to kill with it.

Cultists:
Warrior- On the prologue level you will fight these and later on in the game as well.
Herald- You will see these enemies about 1/10th of the time compared to the warriors. They will be caring the heavier weapons such as the nano rifle.
Shiva-They a about a foot taller than the other cultists and are wearing some kind of mech armor.

Aliens:
Creeper-Average bug that melee's you.
Alpha Creeper-A bigger version of the creeper.
Ravager-These normally cling to walls and fire lasers at you.
Wraith-These go invisible with a white flash.
Berserker-These are the smaller behemoth's who explode when their health is about 1/3rd.
Behemoth-These are a bigger form of bersekers and are only introduced to you later on.
Monolith-These are the tower things that power the bugs up.
POD-These spawn the bugs.

I would recommend you copy this list onto a word document such as notepad and tick off each enemy as you kill them. You can find all the enemies you've killed on your Player Stats under the Extra option on the pause menu. Simply kill an enemy with the maul and see which kill stat has increased and tick that enemy off.

Note that the attack that kills the enemy has to be with the Maul. You can lower the enemies health and then Maul him, but make sure that the attack that killed the enemy is the Maul attack. I would recommend you go for this achievement on easy/normal to make it easier.

The super melee cheat will make this achievement easier, so if you're having trouble with the berserker or behemoth, that's always an option.

Bug Hunt20
Finish at least one wave on each map in Infestation. (1) 

There are a total of 16 maps. Eight are available from the start the other eight are unlocked when you reach wave 5 on each of the 8 maps. There are 8 defend maps and 8 survive maps. Survive game mode has you surviving against waves and waves of bugs while defend mode has you doing the same as survive mode, but you have to keep a building from being destroyed as well. Simply reach wave 5 on the normal maps and just complete one wave on the dark maps and this will unlock.

Catch!30
Use the Magnet Gun to fling debris BACK at a Tentacle. (2) 

You will face a tentacle near the beginning of level 12 where you have to defend the Red Faction. Wait until the tentacle is holding an object get out your magnet gun and keep tapping on the object. This achievement should unlock even if it gets close, so don't worry about having great accuracy. If you accidentally kill the tentacle just restart the checkpoint or try to get it later on on another tentacle. To prevent yourself from being hit use your shell ability.

Unto The Breach15
Gain entry into the Terraformer. (2) 

This is story-related and cannot be missed. It will unlock after level 1.

 
Secret Achievements
 
Breathe Easy30
Put an end to the threat, once and for all. (5) 

This is story-related and cannot be missed. It will unlock after level 20.

 
 
DLC: Path to War
Cost: $6.99 USD Achievements: 10 Points: 250
 
Air Superiority30
Clear a safe path to the Terraformer for Hale. (Downloadable Content) 

This is story-related and cannot be missed. It will unlock after level 1 of the DLC.

Bird of Prey20
Allow no Red Faction to survive your attacks on their mountain base. (Downloadable Content) 

On the first mission (Hale's Gambit) you pilot a flying vehicle. The controls are the same as the flying vehicle from the main campaign. For this achievement, you need to kill all of the Red Faction on the exterior of the base. As you fly along, watch you radar for red dots to see where the Red Faction are. If you're having trouble finding them, press to highlight them in thermal imaging. The final Red Faction you need to kill are around a generator that you need to destroy, before you infiltrate the inner defenses.

Swath of Destruction30
Reunite Sgt. Winters with the Red Faction. (Downloadable Content) 

This is story-related and cannot be missed. It will unlock after level 2 of the DLC.

Armored Cavalry20
Rescue the pinned-down Red Faction soldiers. (Downloadable Content) 

This is story-related and cannot be missed. It will unlock during level 2 of the DLC.

Nuke It from Orbit30
Wipe out the Cultist military camp. (Downloadable Content) 

This is story-related and cannot be missed. It will unlock after level 3 of the DLC.

Wrecking Ball20
Get 20 kills with the Shard Cannon. (Downloadable Content) 

The Shard Cannon is only found on the third mission (Falling Objects). You are instructed to pick it up very early in the mission. Hold to gather rubble, and release the button to launch the rubble at enemies. You must get 20 kills this way. If you don't get 20 kills your first time, any kills you get will carry over to a second playthrough. You can also reload checkpoints to accumulate kills if you wish.

A Taste of their Own20
Eliminate 10 enemies using one of their own turrets. (Downloadable Content) (1) 

Turrets can be found on the third and fourth missions. You need to get 10 kills with them. If you don't get 10 kills your first time, any kills you get will carry over to a second playthrough. You can also reload checkpoints to accumulate kills if you wish.

Triple Threat30
End the three-way battle between yourself, the aliens, and the Cultists. (Downloadable Content) 

This is story-related and cannot be missed. It will unlock during level 4 of the DLC.

Stick Around20
Get 20 kills with the Sharpshooter. (Downloadable Content) 

The Sharpshooter is only found on the fourth mission (Mallus). You are carrying it at the beginning of the mission and can select it from any weapon locker in the mission. It launches a powerful bolt that can kill most smaller enemies in one hit and does significant damage to the larger enemies. You must get 20 kills with it. If you don't get 20 kills your first time, any kills you get will carry over to a second playthrough. You can also reload checkpoints to accumulate kills if you wish.

Full of Malice30
Kill Mallus. (Downloadable Content) (1) 

This is story-related and cannot be missed. It will unlock after level 4 of the DLC.


 
 
 
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Volition
Publisher:
THQ
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Release:

US June 07, 2011
Europe June 10, 2011

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