Guide By: HamKet
-Estimated achievement difficulty: 5
-Offline: 50 (1000)
-Online: 0 (0)
-Approximate amount of time to 1000: 15-25 hours
-Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 3
-Number of missable achievements: 0
-Do cheat codes disable achievements? No cheats
-Does difficulty affect achievements? Yes
-Glitchy achievements: None
-Unobtainable achievements: None
-Extra equipment needed? Microsoft Kinect
Rise of Nightmares by Sega is a first-person survival horror game for Kinect. This is no rail-shooter; you can move anywhere in the game world, and interact with objects by using realistic gestures. While the controls may take some getting used to, once you have them down the game is tons of fun. The thrill of hacking and slashing creatures to pieces with your hands never gets tired, though your arm will.
Step 1: Humane Playthrough
The three achievements for playing through on each difficulty do not stack, so you might as well start on the easiest setting. This will also allow you to get familiar with the game and its controls.
In this playthrough, make it a point to kill every creature you see, pick up every weapon, tarot card and detective’s tape, and view all secret events. This will net you Creature Hunter, Tarot Master, Master Sleuth,and Sharp-Eyed Traveler. You will also earn progress towards, and likely earn many of the weapon-specific kill achievements. Your kill counts carry over to each playthrough, so there’s no need to try and get all the kill-based achievements in one go.
Beating the game on this difficulty will get you Nightmare Escapee,and unlock the Torture difficulty and Endless Nightmare mode.
Step 2: No Mercy Playthrough
Now play again on the normal difficulty, No Mercy. Finish up any weapon-based kill achievements you can. Completing the game this time will earn you Nightmare Defeater.
Step 3: Torture Playthrough without Dying
Now that you’ve beaten the game twice, you should know what you’re doing. This playthrough can be tough, as you can die in one or two hits. If you do die, shut the Xbox off before the Game Over screen appears to make sure your death doesn’t count. If successful, you will earn both Nightmare Vanquisher and Master of the Nightmare.
Step 4: Endless Nightmare
Now comes the difficult part, Act 10, which is on Torture difficulty. You need to complete each of the three scenes within the time allotted to get an A rank. Doing so will get you Escape From the Grasp of Evil, Live to Tell the Tale, Fight or Flight, and Endless Nightmare.
While playing, make sure to pick up the few weapons in this act that are needed for Weapon Master.
At this point you will likely have all the achievements. If you are missing any, such as a weapon kill achievement, load up an appropriate scene and get it done. Celebrate your 1000 in Rise of Nightmares!
[x360a would like to thank HamKet for this road map]
|Cards of Insight.||(4)|
This can first be unlocked in Act 1. Tarot Card 0 (The Fool) can be found in the dining car. Once you side-step the guy on the phone, turn around, and you will see the card to the right of the door from which you entered. A complete list of Tarot Cards can be found here.
This can first be unlocked in Act 1. Detective's Tape 01 (In Eastern Europe) can be found at the end of the dining car. When facing the dining car exit, turn around and you will see another door. Open this to enter a small kitchen, where you will find the tape on a counter. A complete list of Detective's Tapes can be found here.
|Attacks from below are effective against creatures too.||(6)|
A spear trap is a section of floor that has spears which pop out at regular intervals. You need to get 20 creatures to die on these spears, either by knocking or leading them onto the spears.
|Keep punching. Don't stop.||(4)|
Kill 50 enemies with weapons worn over both fists. These include:
Your kill counts carry over from each playthrough, so this will eventually unlock this as long as you use this type of weapon when available.
|Keep swinging that knife.||(2)|
Kill 50 enemies with knives. These include:
|You cannot always run from danger.||(2)|
Kill 100 creatures by any means. This will likely unlock sometime in Act 3.
|Leave nothing moving in your wake.||(4)|
Kill 500 creatures by any means. This will likely unlock sometime in Act 7 or the beginning of your second playthrough, depending on how vigilant you are at killing things.
|You need to lure them into their doom.||(4)|
The slicer is a large spinning blade that slices across a room, either from the wall or floor. You need to get 20 creatures to die on these blades, either by knocking or leading them onto the blades.
|Invitation to a Nightmare||5|
|This is where it all begins.||(2)|
This achievement is earned for starting a new game for the first time. It will unlock after you choose your difficulty setting, while the game loads.
|Try touching things.||(6)|
This game relies on your intuition and common sense to perform the majority of in-game actions, such as opening a door, climbing a ladder, or pulling a lever. You will get this achievement in Act 0 when you open a door for the first time.
|The First Kill||5|
|Subdue your fear and confront the horrific.||(1)|
In Act 0, once you make it out of your prison cell, kill any of the enemies you encounter in the circular passage outside. The kill can be done with or without a weapon. Once the first one is dead, the achievement will unlock.
|Don't pick things up.||(5)|
Kill 50 enemies by punching or kicking. You can punch with your left hand at any time, and with your right when you are not carrying a weapon, but can kick any time.
|Defeat as many kinds of creatures as you can.|
This is achievement is earned by killing one of every type of creature in the game, not counting bosses. If you make sure to kill everything you encounter, you'll unlock this in Act 7.
|Pick up every weapon you see.||(5)|
Pick up one of every weapon in the game. You do not need to get a kill with every weapon. You will know when you have picked up a new weapon as a text description will appear in the top-left of the screen.
|Kick'em to their doom!||(4)|
A spiked wall is a section of wall that has spikes protruding from it. You need to get 20 creatures to die on these spikes, by kicking or punching them into the spikes.
|Burn baby, burn!||(8)|
This achievement is earned by killing 30 enemies with explosive crates. Kills made with Volatile Test Tubes do not count towards this.
|Dismember a single creature while leaving it alive.||(6)|
This is earned by cutting off a creature's head and two arms. This can be pretty tricky, as you'll often kill them before you can remove the third part.
|The actions of others are fascinating.||(2)|
This can first be unlocked in Act 1, The Train. After reading the note from Kate, proceed along the train car until you see an open compartment on the left. Inside, there is a female student looking out the window. Select the "Look" command on-screen to get the achievement.
|Keep tossing those tubes.||(1)|
Kill 50 creatures with exploding test tubes. These include:
|It's easy to cut things down to size.||(1)|
Kill 100 creatures with a powered weapon. Powered weapons to not auto-aim. These include, but may not be limited to:
|Let loose with loads of energy.||(2)|
Kill 100 creatures with the glove of Azoth. You will obtain this weapon in Act 4, just after you climb the tower and fight the transformed puppet survivors.
|You can use tools too.||(3)|
Kill 50 creatures with exploding pipe-like weapons. These include, but may not be limited to:
|It's good for more than chopping down trees.|
Kill 50 creatures with chopping weapons. These include, but may not be limited to:
|Take weapons from creatures.||(3)|
Kill 50 creatures with weapons dropped by enemies. These include:
|They're creatures. It's okay.||(1)|
When fighting enemies, preferably with a sharp weapon, aim for the head. You will often remove the head while doing this. Kill 50 creatures in this manner.
|Knock out more than one at a time.||(5)|
Killing three enemies or more with one attack is tricky do with regular melee weapons, as it is hard to hit every enemy in a group at the same time. Rather, get a Golden Test Tube and toss it at a group of three enemies. If they all die, the achievement will unlock.
|Demonstrate outstanding response time.||(2)|
When fighting bosses, you may be prompted to perform a gesture in order to dodge an attack. Perform 50 of these successfully to unlock this achievement. All bosses have attacks that must be dodged with a gesture, so this should unlock by the end of your first playthrough.
|Plants aren't the only things you can prune and trim.||(1)|
Kill 100 creatures with scissor-like weapons (weapons that have a hinge). These include:
|Such fierce strength.||(3)|
In Act 6, you play as Ernst, the large monster that launches chains from his hands. Kill 100 enemies with these chains to unlock the achievement. You can replay Act 6 to get the required kills if desired.
|There is more than one way of opening a door.||(2)|
There are lots of doors in this game. When prompted to open a door, perform a kick to knock it open instead, and you will get this achievement.
|Found all of the Detective's Tapes.||(4)|
There are 22 Detective's Tapes scattered throughout Acts 1 through 8. Find them all to earn this achievement. Your collectibles carry over from each playthrough, so if you miss any, you can replay Acts from the Scene Select menu, or pick them up on another playthrough.
|Obtained all Tarot Cards.||(4)|
There are 22 Tarot Cards scattered throughout Acts 1 through 8. Find them all to earn this achievement. Your collectibles carry over from each playthrough, so if you miss any, you can replay Acts from the Scene Select menu, or pick them up on another playthrough.
|Cleared the main game on the "No Mercy" difficulty level.|
"No Mercy" is the normal difficulty. To select this setting, choose New Game at the Main Menu. Enemies do a fair amount of damage, but still take quite a few hits to kill you.
|Cleared the main game on the "Torture" difficulty level.||(2)|
Refer to Master of the Nightmare.
|Cleared the main game on the "Humane" difficulty level.||(1)|
"Humane" is the easiest difficulty. To select this setting, choose New Game at the Main Menu. Enemies do little damage.
|Aaron and Katja||10|
|Cleared Act 0.||(1)|
Story related and cannot be missed. This will unlock after you "escape" the prison and you see the title card.
|Cleared Act 1.|
Story related and cannot be missed. This will unlock after you get off the train and make it to solid ground.
|Cleared Act 2.|
Story related and cannot be missed. This will unlock after you get captured by Ernst in the graveyard.
|Cleared Act 6.|
Story related and cannot be missed. This will unlock after you black out after your battle with Jane.
|Cleared Act 7.|
Story related and cannot be missed. This will unlock after the cut-scene following the fight with Viktor.
|Stirrings of Death||10|
|Cleared Act 8.||(1)|
Story related and cannot be missed. This will unlock after watching the end credits.
|House of Madness||10|
|Cleared Act 3.|
Story related and cannot be missed. This will unlock after you fight the ballerinas and escape the cave.
|Friend or Foe?||10|
|Cleared Act 4.|
Story related and cannot be missed. This will unlock shortly after your fight with Ernst in the prison.
|Cleared Act 5.|
Story related and cannot be missed. This will unlock after you get knocked out at the altar.
|Escape From the Grasp of Evil||30|
|Obtained an A-Rank in Act 10, Scene 1.||(1)|
To get an A rank, you must complete the scene quickly, and with a decent, but not necessarily high kill count. Move from area to area swiftly, stopping only to kill those enemies directly in your way. Keep your arms down unless you need to block or attack; the auto-aim will become frustrating quickly, as it will spin you around in directions you may not want to go.
|Live to Tell the Tale||30|
|Obtained an A-Rank in Act 10, Scene 2.||(3)|
Scene 2 begins in the TV room from Act 3, and takes you through the bedrooms, ending in the booby-trapped underground passage. There are very few enemies in this scene; your main task will be avoiding one-hit kill traps. An A rank can be achieved with at least 38,820 points, but lower might be possible.
|Fight or Flight||30|
|Obtained an A-Rank in Act 10, Scene 3.||(3)|
Scene 3 takes place in the forest from Act 5. It can be tricky to navigate your first time through, as there are multiple portals you can take, levers to pull, and an item to find. There are tons of enemies here, and it is best to avoid combat when possible, especially in the area with the hordes of chef creatures. Keep your arms down and kick enemies away, killing only those necessary to clear a path. An A rank can be achieved with at least 52,360 points, but lower might be possible.
|Discovered all "Secret Events."||(1)|
There are 12 Secret Events throughout Acts 1 through 8. Find them all to earn this achievement. Your discovered events carry over from each playthrough, so if you miss any, you can replay Acts from the Scene Select menu, or find them up on another playthrough.
|Survived the Endless Nightmare.|
The Endless Nightmare is Act 10, and must be unlocked by first completing the game on any difficulty. The difficulty setting for Act 10 is "Torture" and cannot be changed. The goal is to complete each stage in the time allotted, without dying. You only get one life to complete each scene, so if you die, you must start over again.
|Master of the Nightmare||60|
|Cleared the "TORTURE" difficulty without dying.||(18)|
"Torture" is the hardest difficulty, and must be unlocked by first completing the game on either "Humane" or "No Mercy." To select this setting, choose New Game at the Main Menu.
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