The Gunstringer

The Gunstringer Achievements

Strings of Steel

Beat every play in one session. On Hardcore Mode. Also, never die.     


This is by far the hardest achievement in the game. You will need to beat all four plays, which have 5 acts each, in one session, in other words without exiting the game to the main menu. You must also be on hardcore mode. Oh, one last thing: you can't die. You have hearts on your screen to show your current health so keep an eye on that. I think it is best told how you will be affected by this:


"The developers say the mode is anything but “fair,” and here’s why: Enemies will load, reload and shoot at thrice the speed of what they normally would, traps will appear in the most unwanted and deadliest of places and should you find yourself in the situation of having been shot, you lose double the health without it regenerating. But here’s the real kick in nuts: You die, you get booted back to the Xbox dashboard without the possibility of continuing your game where you left off, meaning you will have no option but to play it through in one sitting, which happens to be the way to go if you’d like that prestigious “Strings of Steel” achievement."

Here is a video of a playthrough of the game on hardcore HERE! (THANKS TO HOSEO22)
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User Comments
Comment #1 by Razzazzika
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 @ 11:50:27 AM


Comment #2 by B Rock3232
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 @ 05:26:00 PM

WOW! This might be one of the hardest achievements ever!

Comment #3 by Purified666
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 @ 07:21:47 PM

whut the oO

Comment #4 by Denizens44
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 @ 08:35:43 PM

Could we pause during the session? It might end up like balls of steel I think it's called on Rockband i think.

Comment #5 by DemonDuffeh
Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 03:46:35 AM

Maybe the hardcore mode is just same as normal just u lose more health and if u die u go back to start of act. WIth this u just do the entire game and from a demo playthrough doesnt look too hard to avoid being hit will have to do alot of playthoughs to learn what to avoid and wat can kill you easily. This will be an achievment to be proud of...if i can get it lol and @4 i assume u can pause it wud say if u cunt like on rock band but it might be hard to pause on kinect without being hit by gunfire while pause gesture loads

Comment #6 by A BENGAL HOBO
Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 07:25:19 AM

This gona be my proudest achuevement i will earn,so is this all in one playthrough,like,sitdown and dont ove or can i beatvacts 1 and 2 then go back.......also depends how long each play takes to complete

Comment #7 by bmlx5867
Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 01:42:58 PM

couldn't you buy this achievement from the store and get it? There is an achievement that says "buy an achievement from the store."

Comment #8 by More_Credible
Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 05:08:48 PM

#7. I'm sure you can't just "buy" all the achievements. I'm just it's just that one achievement you can buy. Twisted Pixel does it from time to time with their games.

Comment #9 by ShadowMoses05
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 @ 04:28:15 PM

Just got confirmation from Mike Henry (lead engineer), that playing with a co-op partner wont disable this achievement. That should make things a little easier.

Comment #10 by Intoxicated Crab
Monday, September 19, 2011 @ 07:28:05 AM

It's funny how this achievement gets harder with every sentance.

Comment #11 by Matturtle
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 @ 11:01:12 AM

@7 no, the only achievement u buy is that one, "sellout"

Comment #12 by Wroth Shaman
Thursday, April 12, 2012 @ 12:36:00 PM

I think I speak for most perfectionists when I say F*** the dev who came up with this one.

Comment #13 by ProfessorBaxter
Monday, July 09, 2012 @ 10:07:30 PM

Has anyone tried this with the "no fail"mod on?

Comment #14 by xDante1986
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 @ 08:34:29 PM

If u die...can you replay level without dying and it count? or if u day u must do all levels from beginning?

Comment #15 by Apache117X
Tuesday, August 20, 2013 @ 02:14:27 AM

I gave up on this world, because this world gave up on me.

Comment #16 by Felhesznelenev
Tuesday, December 09, 2014 @ 03:27:16 PM

Those people who struggling hard with this achievement, there is a trick. You CAN restart the level(s) If you want. I just know because I did it 3 times due to the level 3 act 3 fighting against the dragon.

HINT: If your reached your last health, simply just pause the game and restart the level and try it again.

But I recommend to not fail many times since your time get wasted :D

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Game Info
Twisted Pixel


US September 13, 2011
Europe September 16, 2011

Kinect: Required
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