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Samurai Warriors 2

Samurai Warriors 2 Achievement Guide

Guide By: The Killer 47
There are 29 achievements with a total of 1250 points.


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Overview:
-Estimated achievement difficulty: 5/10
-Offline: 29 (1250)
-Online: None!
-Approximate amount of time to 125020-30 hours.
-Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 19 Story Modes, 1~3 Survival Modes, 1 Sugoroku and 1 Mercenary Mode
-Number of missable achievements: None!
-Glitched achievements: None!
-Do cheat codes disable achievements? : No cheats
-Does difficulty affect achievements? : No!

Don’t be put off by the number of playthroughs required to get the full 1250, the game can be done in the easiest difficulty and the story modes are very short. They can be done with 2 players; you can sit there with whomever you need to finish it with and have your strongest character on the second controller charge at the main boss and tear him/her to shreds. 

Introduction:
Welcome to Samurai Warriors 2/XL, created by the famed studios that brought you the Dynasty Warriors series. It’s your basic 1 vs. 1000 scenario that’s in every Warriors game, except that it’s across the sea in Japan. The game with the DLC has 29 achievements, 19 of which can be obtained just by playing most of the characters story modes. The remaining achievements are unlocked after meeting certain requirements in Survival Mode, winning a game of Sugoroku, completing Mercenary Mode and by purchasing certain guides at the shop. 

Step 0: Read
Important: Notice that you cannot unlock achievements until after you’ve saved the game; so be sure to save the game right after you’ve unlocked a new character.

Step 1: Story Mode
In order to unlock most of the achievements you will have to beat Story Mode with a total of 13 characters (19 if you’re going to buy the DLC). Some of which will not be available until you’ve beaten another character's story. For example: In order to get the Nobunaga Oda Unlocked achievement you are required to complete Magoichi Saika’s story, but you will not have Saika available until after you’ve beaten Mistuhide Akechi’s story. On the original SW2 you don’t have to play through every character's story to unlock all the achievements, but in the DLC it is required that you complete the new characters’ stories in order to unlock them. Remember to save! 

Step 2: Survival Mode
To unlock Ranmaru Mori you must meet specific requirements in Survival Mode, look in the guide below to learn the specifics. Prior to the DLC, the only way of obtaining the Kojiro and Katsie guard achievements was by meeting hard requirements in Survival Mode. But now, if you are planning on buying the DLC, all you have to do is purchase to bodyguards from the shop that are immediately available after installing the DLC. If you are not planning to use the DLC, please read the requirements on the guide below and build up a strong character to the max level in order to make your progress in Survival Mode as easy as possible. I would suggest Iyeasu Tokugawa or Keiji Maeda, since both have great attack power. 

Step 3: Sugoroku
In order to unlock Okuni you must win a game of Sugoroku. For a basic guide to the game please read my thread located here. Set the game to a small map and to the smallest amount of gold that has to be reached so you can finish faster.

Step 4: Mercenary Mode (DLC Only)
In order to obtain the two achievements regarding Mercenary Mode you must unite the land under one ruler and make it to level 100 and obtain all of the precious swords. There’s a great guide on Mercenary Mode located here that should answer any of the questions you may have regarding these last two achievements. The secret missions required for the precious swords will be at these stages: 27, 36, 44, 51, 71 and 86. The remaining swords will be offered to you at these stages: 20, 41, 81, 99. Keep these numbers in mind or write them down so you don’t forget. 

Conclusion:
At this point you should have your 1000~1250, if you're missing anything, double check with the achievement guide and your game to see what you’re missing. The game itself is not hard, just time consuming, which is why it gets a 5 for difficulty instead of anything lower. Just in case, do not download the DLC until you’ve unlocked all the original achievements except for the two guards ones. When you download it, all characters will be unlocked and it may affect the achievements.

[x360a would like to thank CienPR for this roadmap]



Kanetsugu Naoe Unlocked50
This character will become available by clearing the story mode of another certain character.  
You will need to beat Yukimura Sanada’s 5 story levels to unlock this. You may use any difficulty setting and you can do this with 2 players.
Masamune Date Unlocked50
This character will become available by clearing the story mode of another certain character.  
You will need to beat Magoichi Sakai’s 5 story levels to unlock this. You will also unlock Nobunaga Oda. You may use any difficulty setting and you can do this with 2 players.
Nobunaga Oda Unlocked50
This character will become available by clearing the story mode of another certain character.  
You will need to beat Magoichi Sakai’s 5 story levels to unlock this. You will also earn Masamune Date. You may use any difficulty setting and you can do this with 2 players.
No Unlocked50
This character will become available by clearing the story mode of another certain character.  
You will need to beat Nobunaga Oda’s 5 story levels to unlock this. You may use any difficulty setting and you can do this with 2 players.
Nagamasa Azai Unlocked50
This character will become available by clearing the story mode of another certain character.  
You will need to beat Oichi’s 5 story levels to unlock this. You may use any difficulty setting and you can do this with 2 players.
Tadakatsu Honda Unlocked50
This character will become available by clearing the story mode of another certain character.  
You will need to beat Ieyasu Tokugawa’s 6 story levels to unlock this. You may use any difficulty setting and you can do this with 2 players.
Ina Unlocked50
This character will become available by clearing the story mode of another certain character.  
You will need to beat Tadakatsu Honda’s 5 story levels to unlock this. You may use any difficulty setting and you can do this with 2 players.
Sakon Shima Unlocked50
This character will become available by clearing the story mode of another certain character.  
You will need to beat Mitsunari Ishida’s 6 story levels to unlock this. You will also earn Hideyoshi Toyotomi. You may use any difficulty setting and you can do this with 2 players.
Hideyoshi Toyotomi Unlocked50
This character will become available by clearing the story mode of another certain character.  
You will need to beat Mitsunari Ishida’s 6 story levels to unlock this. You will also earn Sakon Shima. You may use any difficulty setting and you can do this with 2 players.
Nene Unlocked50
This character will become available by clearing the story mode of another certain character.  
You will need to beat Hideyoshi Toyotomi’s 5 story levels to unlock this. You may use any difficulty setting and you can do this with 2 players.
Hanzo Hattori Unlocked50
This character will become available by clearing the story mode of another certain character.  
You will need to beat Kotaro Fuma’s 5 story levels to unlock this. You may use any difficulty setting and you can do this with 2 players.
Keiji Maeda Unlocked50
This character will become available by clearing the story mode of another certain character. (2) 
You will need to beat Kanetsugu Naoe’s 5 story levels to unlock this. You will also earn Kenshin Uesugi. You may use any difficulty setting and you can do this with 2 players.
Yoshihiro Shimazu Unlocked50
This character will become available by clearing the story mode of another certain character.  
You will need to beat Ginchiyo Tachibana’s 5 story levels to unlock this. You may use any difficulty setting and you can do this with 2 players.
Magoichi Saika Unlocked50
This character will become available by clearing the story mode of another certain character.  
You will need to beat Mitsuhide Akechi’s 5 story levels to unlock this. You may use any difficulty setting and you can do this with 2 players.
Shingen Takeda Unlocked50
This character will become available by clearing the story mode of another certain character.  
You will need to beat Kenshin Uesugi’s 5 story levels to unlock this. You may use any difficulty setting and you can do this with 2 players.
Kenshin Uesugi Unlocked50
This character will become available by clearing the story mode of another certain character.  
You will need to beat Kanetsugu Naoe’s 5 story levels to unlock this. You will also earn Keiji Maeda. You may use any difficulty setting and you can do this with 2 players.
Musashi Miyamoto Unlocked50
This character will become available after unlocking all other playable Story Mode characters. (4) 
Once you have unlocked all the characters except for Ranmaru Mori and Okuni, you will get this.
Ranmaru Mori Unlocked50
This character will become available by satisfying certain conditions in Survival Mode. (2) 
Before you attempt the survival mode, there are a few preparations I recommend that you make. First, try to get your character of choice to level 50. Select a monk or shrine maid as a bodyguard and raise them to level 20, they give you items as you fight so they are extremely useful. Buy the skills Gluttony 3, Cutthroat 3, Ration 3, and Fitness 3. You also will need to customize one of your weapons. Take one of your level 3 weapons that has a bunch of stat slots and go into the shop and buy an upgrade. If you get a good stat bonus then save your game, if not then load and try again. If you happen to die, you can pay gold to start at floor 11, 21, 31, 41, or 51; whichever is your highest floor that you have reached. You need to clear a specific sequence of missions on survival mode to unlock Ranmaru Mori. On floor 1, select Ranmaru’s Request. On floor 6, select Keiji’s Request. On floor 11, select Mitsuhide’s Request. Choose whichever mission you want on floor 16. On floor 21, select Mitsuhide’s Request 2. Choose whichever mission you want on floor 26. On floor 31, select Ranmaru’s Request 2. Once you clear floor 35, you will unlock Ranmaru.
Okuni Unlocked50
This character will become available by satisfying certain conditions in Sugoroku. (10) 
You will need to win one single player game of Sugoroku. This game is basically Monopoly spliced with Mario Party. You may use any settings to unlock this. The object of the game is to collect the target amount of gold. As you travel around the board, you want to buy property and collect your 3 flags. Once you get your flags, return to your home space and level up. You are then awarded gold based upon your level and the amount of properties you own. Seeing as this is a board game, the results basically comes down to luck.
Katsuie(SW2)/Joun(XL) Hired25
Hire Katsuie in SW2 and Joun Takahashi in SW2XL at the Shop and save your game. (3) 
See “Ranmaru Mori Unlocked” for preparation tips. First you will need to reach floor 76 in survival mode, which is a task in itself.(it doesn't matter what missions you take to get here)On floor 76, choose the mission Woeful Beauty. On floor 76, you need to defeat Oichi. On floor 77, you have one minute to defeat Hideyoshi Toyotomi. On floor 78, you must defeat Ranmaru Mori and Mitsuhide Akechi in 3 minutes. You then must defeat Nobunaga Oda before he leaves the floor. On floor 79, you have to survive an onslaught of several generic officers at the same time. If you kill one, he will return in a few moments. Once you have killed the officers several times, Nagamasa Azai will show up. Defeat him and proceed to the next floor. On floor 80, you will fight Katsuie Shibata. Once you clear floor 80, Katsuie will be in the shop. To actually get the achievement, you have to hire him and save your game.
Kojiro(SW2)/Yoshiteru(XL) Hired25
Hire Kojiro in SW2 and Yoshiteru Ashikaga in SW2XL at the Shop and save your game. (3) 
See “Ranmaru Mori Unlocked” for preparation tips. First you need to reach floor 76 in survival mode, which is a task in itself(it doesn't matter what missions you take to get here). On floor 76, choose the mission Employment Opportunity. On floor 76, get 100 kills in 5 minutes. On floor 77, defeat the 3 officers in 5 minutes. On floor 78, again you will have to defeat the 3 officers in 5 minutes. On floor 79, you must defeat Kojiro Sasaki in 5 minutes. On floor 80, defeat Musashi Miyamoto in 5 minutes. You will have to fight Kojiro Sasaki again to clear the floor. He will now be in the shop to hire. To actually get the achievement, you have to hire him and save your game.

Other gameplay tips:
Buy a horse, this will be very useful as you often need to cross the maps quickly. If you are playing two player co-op, then you get more gold for finishing the missions. If you are having trouble with a mission where you need to protect all of your officers(or any mission for that matter), try raising the morale of your army. You get a boost to morale for completing the objectives you get during the mission and for every 50 kills. Seal any enemy gates you come across to prevent more enemies from spawning.

 
 
DLC: Xtreme Legends
Cost: $29.99 USD Achievements: 8 Points: 250
 
Story Mode: Clear Toshiie30
Clear Toshiie Maeda's Story Mode(SW2XL) and save your game. 
Story Mode: Clear Motochika30
Clear Motochika Chosokabe's Story Mode(SW2XL) and save your game. 
Story Mode: Clear Gracia30
Clear Gracia's Story Mode(SW2XL) and save your game. 
Story Mode: Clear Yoshimoto30
Clear Yoshimoto Imagawa's Story Mode(SW2XL) and save your game. 
Story Mode: Clear Kojiro30
Clear Kojiro Sasaki's Story Mode(SW2XL) and save your game. 
Story Mode: Clear Katsuie30
Clear Katsuie Shibata's Story Mode(SW2XL) and save your game. 
Mercenary Mode: Unification35
Claim victory in a Unification Battle in Mercenary Mode(SW2XL) and save your game. (1) 
Mercenary Mode: Greatest35
Become the greatest in the land in Mercenary Mode(SW2XL) and save your game. (4) 

 
 
 
Game Info
Developer:
Omega Force
Publisher:
KOEI
Genre:

Release:

US September 19, 2006
Europe September 22, 2006
Japan August 16, 2006

ESRB: Teen
Collection:365
Wishlist:44
 
 
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