Resident Evil 5

Resident Evil 5 Achievements

Run the Gauntlet

Complete "Desperate Escape" on Professional.   

To unlock Professional, you must first complete Desperate Escape on Veteran. You can also join a friend who has already unlocked Professional. Doing this will save you a playthrough and the achievement will still unlock. Works best in Co-op, since the A.I. isn't the best partner.

Alright, now it sounds silly to make a guide on each area specifically, since my general strategy was to just run, and kill what's only ABSOLUTELY necessary.

End Strategy
To start out, you should definitely have a shotgun and a sniper rilfe. Start out by running into that little building that has the 2 machine gun ammo and the 1 shotgun ammo. Pick them up, but be careful as it's very dangerous. May take a few tries to get it right. After that, run over to the area near the elevator, and jump up to the top. Stay on the left side (left if you are looking out towards where you came from, above the elevator) The guy with the shotgun looks straight out and shoots the guys that jump up, knocking them off. A pistol works too but does less damage, and you can only shoot 1 at a time. The guy the the machine gun looks out over the bridge, and as guys run across it, shoot the in the legs, beware of leg armor, and then run up to them and press to finish them off, conserving ammo.

Around 4 minutes left, for me, a Red Executioner spawned from the elevator. Multiple enemies with guns also spawned. One will spawn across the bridge, and the other with spawn on top of containers if you look straight out. They don't always spawn when the Red Executioner spawns, but they always spawn in same locations. When the Executioner jumps up, run across the bridge, and primarily the shotgun will take him out, with the machine gun guy covering his sides. A sniper rifle also helps here. Careful as the Executioner will blow up, delivering damage to you, and sometimes a guy will come up the ladder to your right that explodes too.

At about 2 minutes left, when Doug comments on he will be right there, a Reaper will jump down right on the other side of the bridge. Back up as far as you can, having the shotgun guy covering the side, the rifle guy shoots the Reaper when its chest opens up and you can see the gold/white/yellow thing. It stuns him, and another colored weak spot will pop up, shoot that as well with the rifle, and it may kill him or another one will pop out somewhere. Shoot them 2 or 3 times with the rifle and he is dead.

However, another Reaper may spawn, but take the same steps to take him out, or run if neccesary. A good spot to hide for a bit is the corner straight ahead and to your left when you jump down, a box is in that corner. Another Red Executioner will spawn too, but I do not recommend killing this one. Most likely you are low on ammo, and your best strategy is to run to that corner I mentioned, wait a bit, then keep running back up top, then to corner, and so on. You will have to shoot some things though.

NOTE: The weapons I have listed are just suggestions, they are in no way needed, and you may not even obtain them throughout the playthrough. Weapon spawns are random.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by SuperWoody64
Friday, June 25, 2010 @ 10:23:00 PM

Jesus this is one tough achievement! Kudoes to whoever has this. (9000 people and change on the leaderboard)

Comment #2 by AndrewDXRules
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 11:34:55 PM

This is one of the hardest achievements i gotten.

Comment #3 by Drucifer82
Saturday, December 18, 2010 @ 04:09:54 PM

I solo'd this achievement, man was it a pain!

Comment #4 by EvilPuggy
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 @ 08:20:32 PM

Oh is it that hard? D:

Comment #5 by oysterboy13
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 @ 11:32:45 PM

i did the main game on professional by myself. would you say its harder than that?

Comment #6 by marlo2123
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 07:20:59 PM

Are you not allowed to do this part in co-op?

Comment #7 by roza
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 03:29:45 AM

#6 yeah you can co-op. me and some random guy did it. no mics too. was a damn pain!

Comment #8 by lumpagus1
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 @ 11:30:32 PM

I'm right there with everyone else who said how big of a pain this achievement is. I managed to finish it by myself but a little fyi to anyone who tries it solo. you have to be as selfish as possible, anytime your partner picks up an herb, take it. also save your sprays as long as you possibly can don't just use them to keep your health up. your best bet is to accept the fact that your going to die...A LOT!!! so save your sprays and try to be as accurate with your shots as you can.

Comment #9 by Uk Jester 87
Friday, January 14, 2011 @ 11:58:15 AM

Im online now ready to do this add me if youve got the time too do it and get this achievement! Uk Jester 87

Comment #10 by Crosly
Wednesday, February 02, 2011 @ 10:01:35 PM

Just got this today solo and what a pain!
The AI can get dumb now and then. Standing about looking lost, not shooting or when I'm about to die HE/SHE THEY DO NOTHING!! lol
Feel proud after 4hrs of frustration.

Comment #11 by PrinceAT9
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 02:28:58 PM

i'm available whenever u want guys to do this one!!! just add me if u wanna do that!!! tag: PrinceAT9

Comment #12 by Jae Aesthetic
Thursday, March 17, 2011 @ 04:28:57 PM

You have to be a beast to get this.

Comment #13 by xJ3R1CH0x
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 @ 12:45:18 PM

can someone help me with this achievement, its a pain in the ass and i need some help, send a message to me

Comment #14 by pepechidoone
Monday, March 28, 2011 @ 10:29:01 AM

this achievement is a bitch, I got it yesterday by my self, really really tough, specially because the AI is really dumb at times and just uses the damn pistol,took me around 2 hours to get it, the hardest part is when you have to wait for the damn heli to pick you up, that was insane, but I'm glad I finally got it. :)

Comment #15 by TheCapital
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 @ 08:46:20 AM

I need some help with DLC achievements, scratch my back i'll scratch yours!!

Gamertag: TheCapital

Comment #16 by ToshiroPup
Thursday, March 31, 2011 @ 11:17:25 PM

Me and my friend ended up quitting a lot and eventually we had villagers all the way to the final fight. The first time we were at the 1 min mark and the power went out and then we restarted and it went out before we got vary far.

Comment #17 by SenorDingDong2K
Saturday, April 02, 2011 @ 07:55:04 AM

Finally got this last night on single player....suffice to say,
there are not many people still playing this online.

After three hours I decided to use the rush tactic and then I got it in no time.
Definitely recommend the rush tactic.

Comment #18 by Mr GoOD CoOkies
Thursday, April 07, 2011 @ 09:49:52 PM

Need help for this my gamertag mr good cookies

Comment #19 by ChillerBreak
Saturday, April 09, 2011 @ 12:55:55 PM

need help

Comment #20 by SilverZarza
Saturday, April 09, 2011 @ 01:34:45 PM

need help with this achievement just message me Gt- SilverZarza007

Comment #21 by TheCapital
Thursday, April 28, 2011 @ 02:37:45 PM

My gamertag is TheCapital.
It's tough to find anyone who can help complete this mission on professional. Beating it on solo doesn't seem very likely for me, even though I'm trying! Send me a message, this achievement is my top priority at the moment.

Comment #22 by CXZOMBIE1980
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 10:35:24 PM


Comment #23 by TheCapital
Friday, May 06, 2011 @ 01:21:00 PM

I'm still trying to beat this, not sure which character I should be, Jill gets killed when we get seperated which there isn't much I can do about it. Please help if you know what you're doing, thanks alot.

GT: TheCapital

Comment #24 by TheCapital
Monday, May 09, 2011 @ 12:43:14 PM

Thank you Killswitch118 for dragging me through this achievement, you kick ass! Thanks alot bud.

Comment #25 by xX MJDiaz90 Xx
Saturday, May 21, 2011 @ 05:52:33 PM

you know how people go on ahead,get hit and die on very hard.

Comment #26 by Mboone
Friday, May 27, 2011 @ 04:37:20 AM

I'd like assistance with this and Lost In Nightmares. We'd need to go through them twice though...because I hate the A.I. on veteran and professional.

Comment #27 by Mboone
Friday, May 27, 2011 @ 04:41:59 AM

Gamertag- I am Mammon

Comment #28 by FakedAlloy
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 @ 05:03:30 AM

Jesus its hard enough trying to get this on Pro even worse trying to get a S mark

Comment #29 by Deadmau5x
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 @ 01:00:39 PM

if anybody down to help msg me XBL:I2xDeadmau5xI0, THATS A ZERO NOT IN OOOO

Comment #30 by Shaffuru
Sunday, June 26, 2011 @ 07:25:47 PM

For the Last stand just stand underneath the broken ceiling on the left corner after taking out the tanks. Just reaching the last level is the hard part. :]

Comment #31 by CODEBREAKER03
Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ 12:45:18 AM

This is going to be my hardest achievement to date. I got all of them on this game but 4. The ones I am missing are winning online games.

Comment #32 by Bloody814
Sunday, July 17, 2011 @ 09:10:39 PM

Need help with this one! I just want to reach into the game and strangle the AI. Msg me at this gamertag.

Comment #33 by ChillerBreak
Saturday, August 06, 2011 @ 04:41:34 AM

need help message me at my gamertag - Chillerbreak

Comment #34 by Xtra Cheddar
Saturday, August 06, 2011 @ 02:52:43 PM

if anyone needs help i'll help, my gamertag is Xtra Cheddar, i need this achievement too

Comment #35 by bastsxbox360
Sunday, August 14, 2011 @ 03:09:27 PM

Just got it on solo. Wasn' t THAT hard. Sure, I died a lot, but I was pretty
lucky with Josh sticking by my side all the time. In the last part, I
just climbed the greenish small building with the collapsed roof and shot the
majini as soon as they jumped up. Just stay there and hold your ground. And
don' t kill the guy with the rocket launcher!! If you stay directly in the
corner he can' t hit you but he keeps on shooting, knocking the other majini
off the roof. THAT helped a lot!

Comment #36 by Nevaeh 2Die4
Monday, August 29, 2011 @ 05:15:47 AM

im looking for help on this lads, my gamer tag is Nevaeh 2Die4


Comment #37 by NeroVirgil
Sunday, September 18, 2011 @ 02:05:50 AM

Also looking for help so if anyone else wants to help add me gamertag "PridedMars" and message me. Thanks in advance :)

Comment #38 by FapFapPavilG81
Monday, October 03, 2011 @ 08:18:54 AM

I have been gaming some multiplayer achievements recently, if anyone wants to run through this then please let me know.

I have to complete it on Veteran again though as I lost my save file

I co-oped it last time to get it but tried on Solo last night twice and failed twice, once with the two chainsaw guys and once at the end (One time, Josh ran in front of my rocket launcher when trying to hit the red machine gunner at the end, awesome eh?)

Add me if up for it - FapFapPavilG81

Comment #39 by homsAU
Sunday, October 30, 2011 @ 12:03:23 AM

I need help... I've beaten it on veteran, but haven't found anyone to do it one professional. Also need to finish up the single- slayers, survivors achievement. Thanks in advanced.
-GT: homsAU

Comment #40 by Doctor Mapache
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 @ 08:26:32 PM

Hi Please can any one help me with this achievement ?
GT: Doc Mapache

Comment #41 by aW0manWithaGun
Wednesday, December 07, 2011 @ 02:20:33 PM

I may need help getting this one. Please. my gamertag is aW0manWithaGun (thats a zero after the W)

Comment #42 by Pusherman
Sunday, December 11, 2011 @ 12:25:52 AM

If anyone is wanting to do this one and the versus achievements, just send me a message. Please, if your not serious about doing achievements and grinding, don't waste my time or yours. GT: Pusherman

Comment #43 by aW0manWithaGun
Monday, December 12, 2011 @ 02:43:36 PM

got this finally! i will help someone get it too if you help me boost versus! gt: aW0manWithaGun (zero after W)

Comment #44 by the prokiller j
Friday, December 30, 2011 @ 08:04:28 AM

infinti ammo for this 1??

Comment #45 by VectorUSS
Wednesday, January 04, 2012 @ 08:37:37 AM

@#44 no infinite ammo

Comment #46 by Travis2310
Friday, January 13, 2012 @ 11:21:51 PM

I need this achievements. My Gamertag is "Travis2310"/ Please help me out with this

Comment #47 by EVO Biohazard
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 08:16:27 PM

This is SUPER easy. Just get the infinite rocket launcher and some other weapon like the infinite S&W M500 or the Hydra.

Comment #48 by JR Boogie225
Saturday, January 21, 2012 @ 03:10:18 AM

this is actually hard because i tired it by myself and i made it to the last part but the ai kept letting me die, if anybody can help please.

Comment #49 by VectorUSS
Wednesday, February 01, 2012 @ 09:00:38 PM

This is a pretty hard on pro harder than pro in the main story only because you have no upgraded weapons/infinite amo you get what you find. I had the base majini in the beginning then the villagers then the base majini again for the final fight and it's extremely frustrating with them especially the assholes that shoot you with guns so just camp in the corner under the broken ceiling and just shoot them when they approach until the mini bosses (executioner, gatlin gun manjini, etc) show up that's when you got to move around a bit but if you come up with a good strategy good luck took me some time but it's not completely impossible

Comment #50 by Doctor Mapache
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 10:06:17 PM

Desperate need help! for this one

GT: Doc Mapache

Comment #51 by Sportsplaya
Sunday, February 12, 2012 @ 09:49:12 AM

GT: Lightningspeedz if anyone still wants to do it

Comment #52 by pvt marsh
Sunday, February 12, 2012 @ 11:31:41 AM

can anyone help me with this please non noob if possible lol add gamertag pvt marsh

Comment #53 by jtbrig7390
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 @ 02:03:08 PM

Looking for someone who is really good at doing the pro run *solo or Co-Op* i have been stuck on this for quite some time and it is one of my last achievements i need

Comment #54 by jtbrig7390
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 @ 02:15:01 PM

forgot to add my gamer tag is Jtbrig7390

Comment #55 by jtbrig7390
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 @ 10:39:13 PM

I was able to finish this today it was a pain the whole way threw.

Comment #56 by ajwsmack
Friday, March 23, 2012 @ 07:05:32 AM

I am willing to do this with anyone who has a brain bigger than the A.I.There's just no possible anybody who adds me can be dumber.The last part is so fucking hard,I tried youtube videos I tried hints and stuff and I just can't beat it.I got the last timer down to like the last 30 seconds like,4-5 times but as I'm just running around in big WIDE circles away from the enemies the A.I. just figures out a way to fuck me and die.It pisses me off so bad because even if I try to go up a staircase he turns around and gets flooded and just fucking dies instead of going up the ladder like a fucking moron.The whole level is straight up easy to run through but this last part having to survive an onslaught for 7 minutes is just impossible for me alone.Anyone needing this or willing to help: GT-ajwsmac

Comment #57 by ajwsmack
Friday, March 23, 2012 @ 07:06:51 AM

Son of a bitch,I meant GT: ajwsmack

Comment #58 by ajwsmack
Saturday, March 24, 2012 @ 03:13:56 AM

Okay,so me and one of my good buddies just beat this,took us like 2 hours for the last part,but I am very happy now lol.Soooo don't send me a message about this,sorry I ain't doing this again haha

Comment #59 by DarKKendO
Saturday, March 31, 2012 @ 09:39:36 PM

Had some trouble with this one. I used the same strategy I used on my veteran playthrough and got there eventually. Heres the strategy for anyone who's interested.

Comment #60 by changinfacez
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 @ 08:22:45 PM

almost had this, could use the help... send me a request. changinfacez

Comment #61 by MrMcPwnsalot
Thursday, April 26, 2012 @ 04:50:31 PM

GOD i cannot do this one! :(
Anyone who wants to help me friend me
my gamertag is mrmcpwsalot

Comment #62 by KokiriVagrant
Saturday, April 28, 2012 @ 10:52:19 AM

Dedicated and looking to get this.
GT - Aesthetic 0ne (0 = ZERO) ^^

Comment #63 by Emelious91
Saturday, April 28, 2012 @ 12:48:16 PM

Not that hard achievement. You should kill every Enemy on the way to get ammo/grenades. For the long way I would just recommend to stay calm. Just go slowly forward and kill the Enemies on the way. If you just run away you will die. Try to spare your shotgun and rifle ammo (the pistol will work against every Enemy besides the Reaper). At the end just climb up somewhere and defend yourself. Use the rifle/Magnum against the Gatling Gun guy and the rest will be easy.

Comment #64 by DeadUnderlling
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 @ 10:19:18 AM

I attempted this a while back and got to the reaper and the other guy quit, (very gutsy, I know) Anyway, I'm still looking to go through this with someone if anyone's interested.

GT: DeadUnderling, send me a message saying you saw this message and I'll add ya :)

Comment #65 by DeadUnderlling
Monday, May 28, 2012 @ 09:17:03 AM

Nevermind I just got it with a CPU partner. NEVER AGAIN! that took f***ing ages

Comment #66 by xRONNI3x
Saturday, September 22, 2012 @ 04:53:59 PM

Im still stuck on this one and ALL the multiplier versus achievements.
I played alittle bit here and there but i always lost cause everyone loves to play that one bitch and then just dominate the map.
So if anyone is online right now playing this game and would not mind helping me i would be most grateful.
Oh and quick question if you dont have "Professional" unlocked yet can you still get the achievement if someone else does and you help them beat it?
I almost joined someone on there but backed out cause i didn't think i would get it.

Comment #67 by Arthur Redfield
Thursday, October 04, 2012 @ 08:42:59 AM

that was pain in the ass actually, but I made it :)
ignoring all the enemies helps alot. at the end always stay at the corner and use strong weapons agains chainsaw maniacs and minigun senjours. good luck ;)

Comment #68 by VnP HyBriidz
Tuesday, November 06, 2012 @ 12:11:58 PM

Still need this achievement... Gt: VnP HyBriiDz
Send me a message if you need it as well

Comment #69 by Famous Gambler
Friday, November 09, 2012 @ 05:16:04 AM

Hello guys!

Are somebody out there who still need this achievement or just want to
help me out on co-op to get this?
I would like to get help whit this couse its to hard to make it alone.

please send me a message.


Comment #70 by GuiFranzo
Sunday, November 18, 2012 @ 07:45:03 PM

That's insane!

Comment #71 by halomike927
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 @ 10:17:51 PM

send me an invite if you want to get this together gt halomike9227

Comment #72 by DeadEverAfter
Monday, February 11, 2013 @ 08:58:17 PM

Hi! looking to do this achievement too and could use some help - DeadEverAfter

Comment #73 by KonfirmandfingR
Saturday, February 16, 2013 @ 04:34:46 PM

Hey! im looking for a co-op partner for this achievement, plz add me on live if interested.. :)

GT: KonfirmandfingR

Comment #74 by BiG PoPpA CrIsP
Friday, February 22, 2013 @ 07:19:26 AM

Hey guys, last achievement I need for the game, some help would be extremely grateful. Add me if you would like to play and get this, I will help you get whatever you lack. GT: BiG PoPpA CrIsP

Comment #75 by JordanX120
Friday, March 01, 2013 @ 08:13:29 PM

Need a partner for this. GT: JordanX120

Comment #76 by Drewbayeor
Sunday, June 23, 2013 @ 09:03:08 AM

I am willing to help play through this on professional, however I don't have a save with professional unlocked as my save went corrupt so I need someone who has professional unlocked.

Comment #77 by d3m0man360
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 @ 01:01:18 AM

If you want some good ideas for solo play, you can look on youtube by searching up Desperate Escape professional, and I think there is a seven part playthrough that can be very helpful for this achievement.

Comment #78 by Blackrose Writer
Sunday, July 21, 2013 @ 03:08:09 PM

I could use help with this achievement. Sadly I don't have it unlocked yet. It's the last achievement I need for this DLC.

Comment #79 by Blood Knight83
Friday, September 06, 2013 @ 01:54:32 PM

Looking for help with this one just send me a message GT: Blood Knight83

Comment #80 by ssjsparda
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 @ 04:21:49 PM

Just finished this one solo......FUCK THIS ACHIEVEMENT!

Comment #81 by Blood Knight83
Saturday, November 23, 2013 @ 09:01:22 PM

Looking for a co op partner to do this GT: Blood Knight83

Comment #82 by Blood Knight83
Saturday, November 30, 2013 @ 06:06:54 PM

I just unlocked Pro for Desperate Escape if u need a partner for this achievment mssg me
GT: Blood Knight83

Comment #83 by UNDERD0G
Saturday, January 11, 2014 @ 06:19:30 PM

Looking for someone to help me on this, gamertag: jonnyyy x
Message me if you're up for it.

Comment #84 by ShadowSmeagol
Saturday, August 09, 2014 @ 04:20:29 AM

Looking to get this one a a couple others. Gt. ShadowSmeagol

Comment #85 by Aspirin18
Thursday, September 25, 2014 @ 05:02:50 PM

GT: AspirinCowboy

It's a harsest one. Add me for coop.

Comment #86 by Nicholai m1901
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 @ 09:59:10 AM

Can anyone help me with this achievement? would greatly appreciate it!
GT: Nicholai m1901

Comment #87 by puffdaddy345
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 @ 01:05:00 AM

Hey I still need this if anybody want to get this send message to puffdaddy345 I'm on almost every day and I will get back to you asap

Comment #88 by Blanters
Saturday, August 01, 2015 @ 02:40:01 AM

I need the achievement im at the end of it. I don't know if id need to restart to get you in but I need help. im decent at the game. Add me at X1337h4xorX (I cringe at the name too)

Comment #89 by FOXY FYRE
Thursday, August 20, 2015 @ 08:30:52 PM

I need a achievement partner who has a high Gamerscore and who I can trust.
so if you want to be my achievement partner here's my gt: FOXY FYRE

My mic isn't working so you will have to send me messages because you will be able to here me but I won't be able to here you.

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Game Info


US March 13, 2009
Europe March 13, 2009

ESRB: Mature
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