Resident Evil 4 HD

Resident Evil 4 HD Achievements

A Terrifying Assassin

Turn the tables on Verdugo, the right hand of Salazar.

In Chapter 4-1, you get this during the fight with Verdugo. This enemy can be avoided but you're going to want to stay and kill him. When he gets close to a liquid nitrogen tank you can knock it over to freeze him. This will buy you time to unload on him. If you have a Rocket Launcher you can kill him in 1 hit if he is frozen.

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Comment #1 by UltimateAuron32
Thursday, July 14, 2011 @ 11:13:50 AM

this could potentially be a bastard, i remember having nightmares about him, he's the one you NEED to freeze with the LN2 canisters... and he takes a lot of lead too!

Comment #2 by resevil239
Thursday, July 14, 2011 @ 12:17:34 PM

this looks like an easy 1000. The game was so easy on the hardest difficulty and if you wait to get the chicago typewritter you can get this one in seconds once you see him (freezing him only lets you do more damage). I'm surprised theres no achievements for getting it or the handcannon, considering how difficult code: veronica's achievements are.

Comment #3 by Belmont360
Thursday, July 14, 2011 @ 03:09:21 PM

It's interesting that the achievement points for this boss fight is more than all the other bosses including the final boss. I believe it's based on the fact that Verdugo is realistically the toughest boss of the entire game with U-3 boss (aka IT) at a distance second. There's no achievement for defeating U-3 which is lame.

Comment #4 by Akatsuki Sw1tch
Thursday, July 14, 2011 @ 04:39:26 PM

Judging from the gamerscore I guess you actually have to kill him rather than escape, Still it's worth doing as from what I remember it's the only way to acquire one of the pieces for the Crown (treasure)

Comment #5 by Jinto
Thursday, July 14, 2011 @ 05:20:14 PM

I wonder if you actually have to kill him or just escape?

Comment #6 by CyanideSpirit
Thursday, July 14, 2011 @ 06:04:03 PM

Mmm I loved killing this guy, I know you fight him in a very narrow passageway as he tries to stab you with his tail. I think if you just freeze him, it's like 2-3 shots to take him down.

Comment #7 by phiona
Friday, July 15, 2011 @ 12:25:44 AM

if he gives you too much of an nightmare, carry a rocket launcher in this fight.
in the first room he shows up, freeze him und just shoot him with the rocket
launcher. You have a bit to aim here. If you have to buy one for 10000, you afterwards
get some stuff for the crown, which i think was worth selling 25000 if i am
correct. The whole crown was like 55000. But the real fun is to fight him without

Comment #8 by UltimateAuron32
Friday, July 15, 2011 @ 07:05:03 AM

i dont like to waste 30'000 on a rocket launcher, he is the toughest boss if fight him with normal weaponry, but i feel he would be regarded as optional, due to the fact you can run away from him.

Comment #9 by BOBtheMASTER
Friday, July 15, 2011 @ 12:31:53 PM

You don't have to waste anything on a rocket launcher.

This guy is super easy. Freeze him and then simply use the rocket launcher that is given to you from earlier.

It's really not the hard to save the R.launcher until then. Resist the urge to use it before then.

Comment #10 by ZachAttackL
Friday, July 15, 2011 @ 11:55:25 PM

this will be easy, the whole game isnt that hard after 4 or 5 runthroughs
wich is what i did lol

Comment #11 by Ragnarok9415
Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ 01:46:24 AM

pretty much every boss is easy if you use the rocket launcher but it
would only really be recommended for a few.

MENDEZ (village chief) - 2nd "half" of the fight
U-3 "IT" (big ugly in containers)

Comment #12 by Lark7Zero
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 @ 06:46:13 AM

It took me three play-throughs to notice the freezing containers, I remember always running around the table in the elevator room to pass the time.

Comment #13 by INTY
Monday, August 01, 2011 @ 09:22:48 PM

I watched my sister play this game when I was younger, and no matter how many times she played it through this sequence terrified her every time.

Comment #14 by GoDz Kaiser Ren
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @ 03:11:01 AM

Love that they reward you for this optional kill, Even though I've always just kept the free RPG just for him so it's not a problem.

Comment #15 by budymanx
Saturday, August 27, 2011 @ 12:56:32 PM

before going up to him buy a rocket luncher then go up freeze him then fire the RPG and he gonna die with only that 1 shot even on proffisional difficultiy

Comment #16 by dicky1993
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 10:57:42 AM

i remember this guy being easy with the broken butterfly or any shotgun this is too easy hehehehe

Comment #17 by BlastHazzard
Monday, September 19, 2011 @ 01:24:14 PM

I like how they've called him "the right hand of salazar", reminds me of the cutscene
"Your right hand comes off?" lol

Comment #18 by Daniel55645
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 @ 08:38:53 PM

ill just wait for second playthrough on this one so i can use the infinite rocket launcher on him

Comment #19 by PC_GFWL_GAMER
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 @ 05:16:41 PM

This is missable BTW you can exit the level without killing him so better keep a nearby save handy!

Comment #20 by killajoy714
Saturday, September 24, 2011 @ 12:58:41 PM

Note: This is missable! I accidently left without killing him, so I missed out on the achievement. Oh well, he'll feel the wrath of my Chicago Typewriter next playthrough.

Comment #21 by SangheliZealotX
Sunday, September 25, 2011 @ 01:38:10 AM

@20 Note:I hate you.

Comment #22 by Flibbity Floid
Monday, September 26, 2011 @ 10:20:08 AM

@ 20 - I did the same damn thing with the Lake Monster. I didn't know you had to activate that scene on the dock. A couple missable options here. I dig.

Comment #23 by Zaft
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 04:04:16 PM

As others have said, the RPG is your friend. You find a free RPG before this in the castle, but make sure you pick it up, cause you won't be able to come back too it.

Luckily, if you're low on inventory space, there's a merchant nearby who sells the XL inventory, so you can upgrade/sell some stuff and then run back and pick it up.

Just try not to blow yourself up. Even mostly frozen, Verdugo will still attempt to get near you.

Comment #24 by Sephiroth5005
Sunday, November 06, 2011 @ 08:52:08 AM

I recommend using the rocket launcher you find in the castle. its right before a VERY important scene, that i dont want to spoil for newcomers. its very hard to miss, just make sure you have enough space in your attache case. i only had a medium attache case when i found the RPG, so i purchased an XL. its a great way to save money. You could also use an uprgraded Broken Butterfly revolver. but i highly recommend saving that for the Salazar fight.

Comment #25 by Xavier Chronos
Saturday, December 31, 2011 @ 04:42:05 PM

RPG-7 = Instant 150g. Lol

Comment #26 by Mboone
Friday, February 10, 2012 @ 11:05:59 AM

Freeze him, kick him, 7 shots with the Striker and he's back, rinse and repeat with the rest of the containers.

Comment #27 by Largeking ED
Thursday, February 23, 2012 @ 01:52:07 PM

Yeah after "accidently" shooting all the conisters and getting tired of running around and around, he backed me up into a corner...sooo I took steps (resident evil movie reference)that rocket launcher u find a few rooms back if u still got it... have him bend over and shove it right up there... damn there killed myself but leon's better than that :)

Comment #28 by ZOM813K1LLER
Friday, March 30, 2012 @ 11:02:09 AM

All you have to do is buy a RPG, then freeze him and shoot him with the RPG and he is dead and you get the gamerscore.

Comment #29 by Kempo10
Saturday, May 12, 2012 @ 11:19:56 AM

Haha... I just completed 4-3, and thought to myself "I haven't had an achievement on this in an awful long time..." ...didn't realise killing that guy was actually an achievement... After spraying about 30 striker bullets into him he didn't die, so I just did what I could to run away.........

.....I'm now gonna have to do it on the second run-through, on the top difficulty........ should be fun....... pahahaha.....

Comment #30 by peterm123
Saturday, June 09, 2012 @ 08:27:20 AM

Very easy if you have a rocket launcher freeze him and shoot him and he dies.
not 100% sure but there is a freebie rocket launcher in the game but cant remember if its before or after this "boss" if it is keep it as they are somewhat expensive from the merchant

Comment #31 by ThatRetroGamer
Thursday, June 21, 2012 @ 06:33:29 PM

Easy achievement. There should be a free rocket launcher just before Loius gets killed by Saddler, just keep in in your inventory and save it untill then. Once you get to Vurdugo just use a cannister to freeze him then follow up by a shot with the rocket launcher. Should kill him, achievement will pop and you also get crown jewel from him as well.

Comment #32 by PsychicPsycho 0
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 @ 05:53:01 AM

Not exactly the assassin I was expecting, but definitely more awesome than what I was expecting.

Anyway, I killed this guy with magnum bullets and shotgun blasts, although he barely died, even after freezing him with all four tanks. I'd definitely recommend upgrading if you've got the money. You need to damage him quickly, since the freezing wears off faster then you might expect, and it doesn't appear he's damaged when thawed out.

Also, when he dies he sort of crumbles. Throughout the fight, I wasn't sure if I'd killed him, but when it finally happened it was very obvious. Don't go poke him with a stick as he's on the ground.

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US September 20, 2011
Japan September 08, 2011

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