Vanquish Achievements

Tactical Challenges

Complete all of the Tactical Challenges in VANQUISH

Once you've successfully completed an Act on normal difficulty or above, a "Tactical Challenge" mode will be unlocked which can be accessed from the game menu. There's one tactical challenge per completed Act. Once you've completed these challenges... surprise! A sixth one unlocks. These tactical challenges can be compared to the "firefights" in Halo:ODST or "hordes" in Gears of War 2. You'll have to eliminate the enemies coming in different waves. There are 5 waves per tactical challenge. As the number of waves goes up, so does the difficulty... Tactical challenge 6 has proved to be one of the very, very difficult ones.

This will probably be one of the last achievements you will get, as this is the most difficult achievement of them all. It is one of those achievements to be very proud of to have...

I suggest you search in the forums for strategies posted by members who used different methods and/or weapons.

Perhaps these strategies might help you for the most of it, or at least be a good start:

Thread with strategies/videos on challenges 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

Thread with strategies/videos on challenge 6

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User Comments
Comment #1 by DeathLuk
Friday, October 22, 2010 @ 11:44:44 AM

this achivement is to pass all the challenges and it is worth 50 G I've got more to my Xbox Live with ta problem because I'm from Brazil and will launch the live in Brazil Nov. 11

Comment #2 by chrishaney23
Saturday, December 18, 2010 @ 08:45:33 AM

Comment #3 by kingbosh18
Sunday, January 09, 2011 @ 05:07:01 PM

why the hell is challenge 4 so dam hard

Comment #4 by G h l a n A
Wednesday, February 02, 2011 @ 05:08:39 PM

anyone got any tips or is it blind panic and luck with this bad boy?

Comment #5 by Blue Thunder28
Saturday, February 05, 2011 @ 11:48:13 PM

So hard.

Comment #6 by santana3212
Saturday, February 12, 2011 @ 02:17:46 PM

These are pretty rough. I can't even manage to beat the first one.

Comment #8 by metalgearsonic
Monday, March 07, 2011 @ 09:33:57 AM

SO far ive beaten challenges 1 and 2.....1 was more luck than anything else, and in challeneg 2, I found that little corner behind a cargo container with a turret on top made a good hiding spot under heavy fire, and it also gives a tiny little gap next to the wall to shoot through if things get a bit desparate. CHallenge 5 I nearly beat but died against the Argus at the end :-(

Comment #9 by merker101
Saturday, April 23, 2011 @ 06:30:15 AM

there r 5 challenges and a hidden one=[

Comment #10 by Violent belerk
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 08:57:37 AM

god dam it! these are well hard! iv got every other achievement but this 1. n im not even close! i cant do challenge 4 or 5. not even tryd 6 yet! :(

Comment #11 by GoThatWay
Saturday, May 14, 2011 @ 10:59:47 AM

I hate those japanese developers...they just enjoy putting the one single achievement unachiavable... This is way to hard to beat... :(

Comment #12 by DeRelic
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 11:02:00 AM

i cant do challang 6 :(

Comment #13 by tbassett
Thursday, May 26, 2011 @ 12:12:33 PM

I recently finished this. It just takes a lot of dedication, memorization and realizing it's going to take a lot of time. I watched a bunch of different techniques on youtube and figured out which ones worked for me.

Challenge 6 was destroying me until I watched a video where a guy cleared out all the smaller enemies in like 5 seconds with the lfe guy. Once there gone focusing on the two main baddies is easier(although still not easy)

Comment #14 by Pay4NameChange
Friday, February 17, 2012 @ 03:29:33 AM

This video is much better then the one posted.

Finally got the achievement today, ran out of homing and rockets so I had to take down the second bogey using a HMG....damn it was tense... Won in critical health with nades all around me.

Comment #15 by SKULLBASHER 131
Thursday, February 23, 2012 @ 11:28:30 PM

man man man i just need to complete 6 for gods sake!

Comment #16 by Fialaflakes19
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 11:17:39 PM

Ive been stuck on challenge six forever. I cant even beat the second wave.

Comment #17 by Battletick
Sunday, March 18, 2012 @ 11:34:56 PM

Challenge six? Shit, I only have to beat 4 and was hoping that'd be it

Comment #18 by GUM MOVEMENTS
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 @ 08:55:11 AM

last achievement for me, challenge 6,
i always get wasted by the 2 final bogies,
i just need to practice fighting them on hard mode in the game it self, instead of wasting my time...
so close yet so far.......
Gameover!!! Retry!!!

vanquish 2, or dlc needed but will never come!!!

Comment #19 by luiswild1974
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 @ 06:39:55 AM


Comment #21 by maxkill117
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 @ 08:16:53 PM

I love you guys, you make it sound so hard. So that when i did get it, the feeling was outstanding. I'm not saying it was easy. You practically have to have no life just to memorize what to do without getting a head full of lead.

Comment #22 by Bongo Bongo347
Saturday, December 15, 2012 @ 12:05:28 AM

I was pretty happy just beating one of these but I will get this achievement.

Comment #23 by RubyRed Phoenix
Friday, January 25, 2013 @ 01:42:29 PM

After beating vanquish on God Hard, these challenges are a piece of a cake in comparison.

Comment #24 by Ishtiyaq786
Monday, May 06, 2013 @ 05:44:47 AM

Got this achievement today. 17minutes.
Thats me 100% completed. The advice I would give is not to follow too closely some of the youtube clips done by the 'professional' gamers. the ones who did it with a sub 5 minute run must have toiled away to complete the challenge like the rest of us and then tinkered with their strategy and their style of play to squeeze as much out of their performance.
Its better if you graft your way to the final wave and try to learn at least one lesson each time you get killed.
Thats what i did and today i had a revelation about how to deal with those bogeys, to the point that i think i have an effective strategy to beat them that isn't available from all the youtube clips i've seen, and can be done by any competent game player.
I might upload a clip, but i

Comment #25 by Ishtiyaq786
Monday, May 06, 2013 @ 05:46:42 AM

can help you out with what worked for me, if you're having trouble message me - GT Ishtiyaq786

Comment #26 by KH308
Monday, May 06, 2013 @ 06:29:16 AM

Fuck this stupid achievement. What a waste of my time.

Comment #27 by Fiends54
Monday, June 17, 2013 @ 07:10:52 AM

I have done this finally after three days of trying. If you keep trying you will eventually master your own way of doing it. so dont give up it is worth it ^^

Comment #28 by Mirrors Core
Tuesday, December 03, 2013 @ 05:06:00 PM

What a horrible way end such a great game. I don't know if I'm going to get this achievement, but challenge 6 has already ruined my whole perception of the game. The way the purposely make you memorize each and every single spawn, mechanic, and timing for every enemy, it's not why I wanted to play this game. Without this achieve: 9/10. With achieve 5.5/10.

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Game Info
Platinum Games


US October 19, 2010
Europe October 22, 2010
Japan October 21, 2010

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