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The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena

The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena Achievement Guide

Guide By: eviltb
There are 50 achievements with a total of 1000 points.

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Overview:
- Estimated achievement difficulty: 9/10
- Offline: 32 (600 )
- Online: 18 (400 )
- Glitched achievements: No
- Minimum playthroughs (offline): 2
- Cheats disable achievements: No Cheats
- Estimated time to completion: 40+ hours

This game requires you to have your Patience meter turned up to max. The campaigns themselves are difficult because this is not a normal run-and-gun First-Person Shooter. Even the sections that do give you weaponry punish you for running around with guns blazing! Shadows, darkness and caution are your best friends. If you get hit, back off and hide. If you have a health block that isn't completely depleted, standing still for a bit will regenerate that block to max. Missing blocks can only be replenished using NanoMed stations

Use the aforementioned stations as save points. Whenever you heal, a checkpoint will be saved. This can be useful on long sections where you think you should have had a save, but didn't!

Using the resources in this guide should net you all the collectibles and all the secret achievements, as well as all the story ones. If you miss a pack of smokes or a bounty card, replay the checkpoint on Easy, so you can quickly run through it. Collecting a pack of smokes or bounty card only needs to be done once on any difficulty. Starting the Campaigns on hard also cuts down on the number of playthoughs, as you can reload the last checkpoint on Normal to get that achievement too. The difficulties themselves only manage how much damage you take, not the level of AI. Enemies will still hunt for you and use their flashlights intelligently even on Easy, it just hurts less when the shoot you.

If you want a "full movie" experience, follow these steps

Step 1:Escape from Butcher Bay

Play Butcher Bay first as this happens before Athena and helps you set up with the story and the controls. Play on Hard as mentioned above, collecting all the packs of smokes along the way. Then reload the last checkpoint on Normal to get that done.

Step 2:Assualt on Dark Athena

Play Athena second as this follows on directly from Butcher Bay and by then you should be used to the control system. Collect the Bounty Hunter cards and play on Hard. Some would say Athena is easier than Butcher Bay. I would agree, but you're playing on Hard anyway, so its negligible. Again, play your last checkpoint on Normal once you complete it on Hard.

Step 3:Clean up

Go back through Butcher Bay and Athena, getting any smokes or bounty hunter cards you missed. This can be done on Easy.

Step 4:Online
All multiplayer achievements can be boosted in Private Player Matches, so check the Trading Thread HERE for partners. This will be the longest for those going for the full 1000, as you could be spending up to 40 hours getting the kills done.

x360a would like to thank eviltb for this Road Map


Medium Security Jail Break30
Complete the Escape from Butcher Bay campaign on normal difficulty. (1) 

You will get this when you finish the game on normal difficulty. All checkpoints must be complete on normal for this to unlock, if you change your difficulty then you will not get this achievement when you finish the game unless you replay all checkpoints on normal.

You can either complete the game all the way through on Normal, or complete the game on Hard and reload the last checkpoint on Normal. Once the cut-scenes have played out the achievement will unlock.

High Security Jail Break50
Complete the Escape from Butcher Bay campaign on hard difficulty. 

Story related, cannot be missed.

You will get this when you finish the game on Hard difficulty. All checkpoints must be complete on hard for this to unlock, if you change your difficulty then you will not get this achievement you must play through all checkpoints on this difficulty.

Chain Smoker20
Collect all cigarette packages. (3) 

Once you complete the game, if you are still missing packs replay a checkpoint on easy. Packs carry across difficulties and once a pack is collected the game saves. Once you pick one up the game will save save so you do not need to collect the same ones again.

 

Bell Boy20
Complete all side missions in Butcher Bay. 

Can be missed if you go too far into Tower 17, but it is repayable from the checkpoint.

This involves a lot of fetch and carry missions and returning to the various populace of the Rec Area while completing the main storyline. You need to partake in the ring fights and the drug making in order to complete all of these missions.

Use the following guide on how to complete each mission with ease by clicking here.

Master of Athena30
Complete the Assault on Dark Athena campaign on normal difficulty. 

You will get this when you finish the game on normal difficulty.

See "Champion of Athena"

Champion of Athena50
Complete the Assault on Dark Athena campaign on hard difficulty. 

You will get this when you finish the game on Hard difficulty. All checkpoints must be completed on hard for this to unlock. If you change your difficulty then you will not get this achievement when you finish the game. You must play through each checkpoint on hard.

You can complete the game on Hard and reload the last checkpoint on Normal. Once the cut-scenes have played out the achievement will pop.

Stealth Master20
Get through the Cargo Bay without being noticed. 

This one is quite hard. Doing it on easy makes no difference, as the difficulty only affects how much damage you take and not the AI.

This video shows you the best route to take, just study it until you find your own way unless you and replicate what is happening in the video.

Master of Drones20
Complete the Main Decks using only two drones. 

You can control up to 3 drones for this part, you need to get through using only two of them. You'll need to destroy one drone by making it walk into the fan. The second you will use as a distraction for the guards, slowly move it forward until the guard kills it. The drone will reload so take cover when he does. Let the guards come to you so stay close, once you kill the last guard the achievement will unlock.

Margo's Locker10
Find and open Margo's Locker. 

Another long one, after you have "acquired" Margo’s tooth, check in his bunk for a bit of paper. This has the code for his locker. Later in the level, when you are at the fan room/comm station, then is a locker by the fan. Open it with this code and the achievement is yours. I believe the code is different every time. Checkpoints can be replayed if you miss this first time round.

Miles Letter10
Help Miles and transmit his message. 

While playing the game, you must have met Miles, a test subject who is being turned into a drone. If you had decided to help him, he will tell you about a letter he wrote to his family which he stashed away in one of the cells. When you get to the cellblock with your mech suit, get out and search the cellblocks for his message. Once you get the message enter the vent in front of the mech suit.

If you enter the vent without the letter, you have missed your chance for the achievement. For the last part, find your way into the room with the computer which you used to communicate with Dacher, use it to send Mile's message.

Bounty Hunter30
Collect all bounty cards. 

You'll find these throughout the game, much like the packs of smokes from Butcher Bay.

Video Walkthrough

Winner level 115
Win 10 matches. (13) 

see "Basic Weapon Handling level 3"

Winner level 230
Win 100 matches. 

see "Basic Weapon Handling level 3"

Winner level 350
Win 1000 matches. (10) 

Can be Player or Ranked matches, these will come naturally if you play regularly online. If you're boosting the other kill achievements then these add to your total too. See "Basic Weapon Handling level 3" for a boosting method to get the 1000 wins.

Basic Weapon Handling level 110
Kill 10 people. 

see "Basic Weapon Handling level 3"

Basic Weapon Handling level 220
Kill 1000 people. 

see "Basic Weapon Handling level 3"

Basic Weapon Handling level 330
Kill 10,000 people. (5) 

The following method seems to the easiest and fastest method to wrack up kills for this achievement.

Kill Boosting:
Set up a boosting party on a private match with all slots set to private. You need to play CTF on one the smaller maps, find a boosting parter, once your in the game have one team member stay in the opposing teams shotgun spawn point.

Have the other team member run up to you where you will be in the spawn near the flag and keep killing them continuously. Keep repeating this until you hit the desired amount of kills. You will earn yourself about 100 kills in 10 minutes, while boosting be respectful to the other people you are boosting with, earn the kills you want and then rotate. Obviously the more people you boost with the faster you will earn your kills.

Win Boosting:
Setup a game with 3 captures to win, you will need one other boosting partner. Just win your capture rounds and the achievement will unlock over time. Obviously be respectful to the other people you are boosting with.

Advanced Weapon Handling15
Prove that you can use your weapon under difficult circumstances. 

Get five kills under the the following list of activity's.

  • Kill while crouched.
  • Kills while leaning out of cover.
  • Kill someone while they are close to the edge of a large drop so they fall to their death.
  • Kill while in air/Killed enemy in air; the easiest way to do these two will be to boost using the SCAR gun. Attach an orb to your un-armoured friend, both of you jump at the same time, as you are jumping detonate the ball.
Killer10
Get a 4 kill long kill streak. Get a double kill. Get the first kill in a match. 

A "kill streak" is when you kill x amount of foes without being killed yourself, no time limit between kills. A double/triple/quad kill is when you kill x amount of foes in succession, window for kill is about a second. The announcer will say if said double/triple/quad has been achieved. If you're boosting you can easily figure out who gets the first/last kills. These only need to be done once.

Murderer20
Get a 8 kill long kill streak. Get a triple kill. Get the last kill in a match. (1) 

See "Killer"

Dominator40
Get a 12 kill long kill streak. Get a quadruple kill. Get the first and last kill in a match. 

See "Killer"

Hero20
Capture a flag. Capture a powercell. Win a round alone against at least 3 enemies. 

If you're boosting, you can play CTF and have your friends stand there while you win. Capturing a powercell occurs on Butcher Bay Riot game mode.

Juggernaut20
Keep on going no matter what. 

Complete the following tasks to earn this achievement:

  • Survived direct SCAR gun hit, a SCAR shot does 70HP, so you should be able to take one direct hit with full health.
  • Survived 500 damage, get hit by your boosting partner, then heal up using the red health vitals.
  • Survived an entire match, win a match without dying.
Underdog20
Never give up. 

Complete the following tasks to earn this achievement:

  • Riddick killed in melee combat; Pitch Black mode, kill Riddick with a melee weapon or a gun butt.
  • Leading player killed; kill the player whose in the lead
  • Payback kill; get killed, then kill the person who killed you. Has to be done quiet quickly, the announcer will say "comeback" when successful
  • Comeback win; set a game to 20 kills to win, get your boosting pal to kill you 19 times, then you kill him 20 times
Sniper Master20
They'll never see it coming. 

Complete the following tasks to earn this achievement:
 

  • Sniper rifle headshot kill; shoot someone with the sniper rifle in the head. Make sure they die.
  • Long range kill; get a really long range kill, anything from 59m+ seems to work.
  • Hip shot; kill someone with the sniper rifle without using the scope.
Explosive Master20
BOOM! 

Complete the following tasks to earn this achievement:

  • Direct grenade launcher kill; kill someone with the grenade launcher, must be a direct hit and not splash damage
  • Direct SCAR gun kill; same as the grenade kill, hit someone with a SCAR shot and detonate it.
  • Blind fire explosion kill; kill via splash damage, fire a grenade next to your boosting pal to score the hit.
  • Explosion double kill; easiest with the SCAR gun and 2 friends, attach a blob to each then detonate for the double.
  • Over 600 explosive damage done in 1 round/life; you can do this to yourself or to your opponent just don’t kill yourself or you'll have to start again.
Trigger Happy!20
Don't stop firing until you are sure you are out of ammo. 

Complete the following tasks to earn this achievement:

  • Minigun non-stop fire burst killing streak; get around 1000 rounds of machine gun ammo and hold the trigger down. Have your boosters run into your steam of bullets until the announcer says you are on a streak
  • Minigun double kill; get two boosters to stand next to each other and kill them
  • Over 500 minigun shot fired in one round/life; get over 500 rounds then just hold the trigger down. Must finish the match for it to count.
Melee Expert20
Close and personal. 

Complete the following tasks to earn this achievement:

  • Melee kill form behind; kill someone from behind with a melee weapon
  • Melee double kill; get two boosters down to minimum health, then swipe across them to get the double kill
  • Melee killing streak; keep killing with a melee weapon until the announcer says you are on a streak
Funwrecker20
Ruin someones day. 

Complete the following tasks to earn this achievement:

  • Flag carrier killed; kill the person carrying the flag (CTF game type)
  • Powercell carrier killed; kill the person carrying a powercell (Butcher Bay Riot game type)
  • Killed enemy capturing powercell; as soon as someone has captured a powercell, kill them (Butcher Bay Riot game type)
  • Damage boosted enemy killed; get a booster to pick up the damage bonus so they are glimmering purple, then kill them
  • Enemy on kill streak kill; get a booster to kill you until they are on a streak, then kill them.
 
Secret Achievements
 
Kill Rust.10
Find Rust and kill him. 

Story related, cannot be missed.

Rust is the local hard-nut of the first maximum security wing you get put in. He is harder to kill than the regular prisoners, the best way to beat him is equip a shiv then implement a "back-and-forth" strategy when hitting him.

Main Frame Hack10
Find the Butcher Bay main frame and input your DNA. 

Story related, cannot be missed.

Eventually you will find yourself in the computer room. Kill the technician there and input your DNA into the computer so you can use guns.

Eye Shine10
Find Pope Joe and let him perform the eye shine surgery. 

Story related, cannot be missed.

After making it through the Dwellers tunnels and recovering Pope Joe’s radio, you will be shown a cut-scene where you will receive the eye-shine ability and this achievement.

Ring Fight Champion10
Beat all competition in the Tower 17 ring. 

Speak to Centurion to get things going. Fights cost 5UDs to enter and you get 20UDs if you win. You also need to go and talk to your opponent, then return to Centurion to start the fight. There are 4 fights to go through -

  • Baasim
  • Sawtooth
  • Cusa
  • Bam

To make things easier, get a Shiv from Cricket for 30UDs. Most of these guys can be countered, forced out the ring or out-right killed, but Bam is a lot tougher. Use the same tactics as you did with Rust, but be mindful of where you step, cause if you step out the ring its game-over.

You can force Bam out of the ring by using your shiv and pressing forward and attack. This is a stab which forces your opponent back a bit, Keep up with this and Bam will either die or get ringed out.

Kill Abbott.10
Get the opportunity to kill Abbott. 

Story related, cannot be missed.

Depending on how you played the previous section, you'll either be armed or not. Abbott cannot be countered and he has a club. Run around the room taking pot shots at him, either stabbing him once and running off, or waiting for him to swing then punching him back. Regardless, the achievement should pop up once the fight starts.

Control a Riot Guard10
Find and control a Riot Guard. 

Story related, cannot be missed.

Since this version of Butcher Bay is the PC version, it has that added extra section that Xbox owners didn’t have the first time around. Eventually after escaping Tower 17, you will get to a section with a lone technician in a room surrounded by a drop-down ledge. Kill the guy then head into this ditch. Walk all the way around and you'll see a ladder. Up the ladder is a small room which contains the Guard, hop in and the achievement is yours!

Kill a Heavy Guard10
Find and kill a Heavy Guard. 

Story related, cannot be missed.

When you enter the Fuel Transport area, the guard will be right there in front of you. Move quickly and hide behind the pillars that are there. Look above the guard and you should see barrels on some rails above. When a barrel moves above the guard, shoot it. The barrel should then drop on the guard killing him. You may need to shoot 3/4 barrels, damage seems to be in relation to where the barrel lands. If the barrel hits his head h e should go down straight away.

Control a Heavy Guard10
Find and control a Heavy Guard. (1) 

Story related, cannot be missed.

After you have escaped the cryo prison and gone through the service tunnels, you will see a lonely Guard just sitting there with its door open. Enter the robot and the achievement pops!

Ulaks10
Find and equip yourself with a pair of Ulaks. 

Story related, cannot be missed.

The first achievement you get on Athena is this one; there will be a cut-scene where you see a guard carrying these. Approach the elevator shaft and press above the vent.

Open the Vents10
Get a Dark Athena vent tool. 

Story related, cannot be missed.

This is a long one, but it involves you going half way through the ship to get a screwdriver and some parts to return to the cell block to get the tool made for you.

Melee Master25
Find and beat Iron Lord. 

Story related, cannot be missed.

This guy is hard to fight, even with the Ulaks. Approach from the side while sneaking and try and catch his attention. He is quite dumb so if you hide he won’t see you. Wait for him to turn around and then hit him constantly in the back with your Ulaks, he cannot be killed while sneaking.

Kill Spinner25
Find and kill Spinner. 

Story related, cannot be missed.

This guy can be hurt with the SCAR or with a dead Alpha Drones grenades. The grenades do more damage and only takes two hits to kill, however you are more likely to die on hard. Using the SCAR takes longer, but you can hide and take pot shots with less damage being taken.

Honest Fighting25
Find and kill Jaylor in a fair fist fight. 

Once you make it back to the cells after controlling the Mech, Jaylor will challenge you to a fight. Equip your bare fists (no Ulaks) and figh him. He is very hard to counter, so you just need to take pop-shots at him.


Although he cannot be stealth-killed you can use stealth against him. Crouch into the crawlspaces around the edge of the area and he will stop looking for you. When he lowers his fists and walks around, sneak up behind him and whack him a few times. If he turns around and puts his fists up, back off and hide again. Wait for him to start walking around and repeat. He should go down after 3/4 beatings.

SCAR gun10
Find and equip yourself with a SCAR gun. 

This is a story related achievement and can't be missed.

Rebel20
Start a Riot on the Athena. 

This is a story related achievement and can't be missed.

Control a Mech20
Find and control a Mech on the Dark Athena. 

This is a story related achievement and can't be missed.

Escape the Athena30
Find a way out of the Athena. 

This is a story related achievement and can't be missed.

Kill an Alpha Drone25
Find and kill an Alpha Drone. 

Story related, cannot be missed.

Alpha Drones have to be killed in a specific way, by using the SCAR gun, fire 5 shots at the drone and make sure they stick. Once all 5 are attached, detonate them. You have a few seconds to go up to it and press for a cut-scene kill. On hard, use cover, shadows, sneak, go in circles and hide.

Control an Alpha Drone10
Find and control an Alpha Drone. 

Story related, cannot be missed.

You get this towards the end of the game, once you control it the achievement pops up.

Sniper Rifle10
Find and equip yourself with a sniper rifle. 

You only get to have the sniper rifle if you helped Gabril. To get the sniper rifle you need to clear all the jammres and then go back and communicate with Gabril. He will tell you to meet him outside an elevator room in the refinery. As soon as you enter the refinery look to your right and there will be an open door, enter the room to find a dead body with a sniper rifle on the desk.

Gabril10
Find and help Gabril. 

In Aguerra, you will get to communicate to Gabril through a computer. If you agree to help him, he will ask you to take 5 signal jammers out. This one involves some back-tracking to the various islands, see this video for assistance.


 
 
 
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Developer:
Starbreeze AB
Publisher:
Atari
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Release:

US April 07, 2009
Europe April 24, 2009

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