War of the Worlds

War of the Worlds Achievement Guide

Guide By: Bum Commando
There are 12 achievements with a total of 200 points.

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- Estimated achievement difficulty: 10/10
- Offline: 12/12 (200)
- Online: 0 (0)
- Approximate amount of time to 110: 15-10 hours
- Approximate amount of time to 200: 10++ hours
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1-2 (Depending on skill / patience)
- Number of missable achievements: 6
- Do cheat codes disable achievements?: No Cheats
- Does difficulty affect achievements?: No
- Glitchy achievements: 1 maybe more (See 3.711 m/s² != 9.780 m/s² desciption)
- Unobtainable achievements: 2
- Extra equipment needed?: None

War of the Worlds is a 2D platforming game based on the original novel by H.G. wells. This game is not for the casual gamer and requires a lot of patience, some skill and at times a lot of luck. There are 6 missable achievements in the game (2 of which nobody has) so if you pass them you will have to start a new game to replay the levels in order to get them. The other two missable achievements won't see the light of any gamertag. 9 of the achievements are in the reach of any gamer who has the patience to actually complete the game. A Ninja in Tweed is going to be the hardest achievement in the game if you are going for 110. The other 90 in the game has NOT YET BEEN OBTAINED LEGITIMATELY BY ANY GAMER. A bit tantalizing no?

It is possible to achieve 110 in one playthrough of the game. You can collect the game's 10 unlockable achievements in this order.

  • Sole Survivor
  • Speed Demon
  • Martian Exterminator
  • A Ninja In Tweed
  • Selfless
  • Home again, home again
  • 3.711 m/s² != 9.780 m/s²
  • Light in the Darkness
  • Follow Me!
  • "To Hear the Tumult of Children"

Unobtainable achievements
You will not get these unless you can complete the game in one sitting without dying. These achievements were clearly not playtested and likely will never see the light of any gamercard.

  • I Am Arthur Clark
  • Old School

If you are hardcore you will leave the game with 110 in about 5-10 hours. The game will bring all sorts of nostalgic nightmares back to gamers familiar with old school platforming difficulty. The controls are clunky and the platforming is simply too ambitious for the controls to keep up. The game will come down to sheer luck in certain areas as the drones flashlights will often detect you through solid objects while standing near the edges of cover. Making if through the game without dying in one sitting will require complete mastery and memorization of the entire game coupled with an insane amount of luck. You will not get 200 in this game. Oh well, Happy Platforming!

[x360a would like to thank Bum Commando for this roadmap]

"To Hear the Tumult of Children"20
Complete the game    (1) 

This achievement pops after you finish the final level where you climb the alien tower.

Story related, can't be missed.
Old School40
Complete the game without dying once    (6) 

See I Am Arthur Clark achievement description for more info.

I Am Arthur Clark50
Complete the game in one sitting without dying    (11) 

Only 1 in 148,000 is expected to obtain this achievement and so far nobody has. I doubt 148,000 people even bought this game for that matter. If you were hoping for an experience like Limbos less than five deaths achievement then you will be very disappointed. This game is far longer and harder and isn't half as good. I honestly doubt anyone will ever get this achievement.

Use level restart if you die. Good luck.
Speed Demon10
Beat the Rooftops north of Bayswater Road in under 3 minutes    

This achievement doesn't require a perfect run but does require a near perfect run. Keep running and jumping occasionally as it makes you travel faster. Try to time your jumps at the last second so that you don't end up hanging off the edge of one of the buildings and losing time. The achievement should pop when Arthur starts talking after you jump off a series of buildings being lifted by the Tripod. If you mess up along the way you can always restart the level.

3.711 m/s² != 9.780 m/s²10
Destroy a Drone using a pushable object    (10) 

You can obtain this achievement when you reach a giant bell tower you must climb. After you reach the crate at the top and begin your ascension keep an eye on the left hand side of the tower. Above the second drone down from the top you will see a random crate on a ledge. Simply push it down onto the drone and the achievement is yours. This is the first achievement I got in the game and just popped randomly during Barthurst Mews. It may pop randomly for you as well. You can also achieve this legitimately in Hyde park level by following this achievement video.

Sole Survivor10
Escape Bathurst Mews using first NPC targeted by Tripod     

This should be the first achievement you obtain in the game but can be missed. When you get to Barthurst Mews you will be in a mob of people running back and forth. The Tripod will begin snatching random civilians one by one. Simply jump onto the claw of the first civilian the tripod latches onto and the achievement will pop when it drops you off at the top of the building. If you miss it you can just restart the level.

A Ninja In Tweed10
Cross Hyde Park North without dying once and being spotted by a single Drone     (4) 

This is going to be the hardest obtainable achievement in the game. There appears to be no distinct pattern to the drones and they often detect you through solid objects. Use the restart level option if you get spotted or die in any place. This will take a lot of patience, trial and error.

Give Jenny the gasmask    

When you are traversing the apartment buildings with the black gas you will obtain a gasmask. Along the way you will run into a little girl that runs away from you. Be sure to approach her slowly and Arthur will give her the mask. Story related, can't be missed. See the YouTube video if you're having troubles giving Jenny the gasmask.

Follow me!10
Free all prisoners from holding pens in Martian Cylinder    

After completing a puzzle under three trapped soldiers you will take an elevator up and find buttons to open the doors trapping all three. Two of them will take the elevator and exit to the left while the third will take the elevator to the top to assist you with unlocking doors as you progress. Eventually you will reach another cell containing many guards. You will need to free them in order to progress. The achievement pops after the door opens. Story related, can't be missed. 

Martian Exterminator10
Complete Hyde Park level    

Complete the level Hyde Park. Story related, can't be missed.

Light in the Darkness10
Complete London EC4 Underground    (2) 

Complete the level London EC4 Underground. Story related, can't be missed.

Home again, home again10
Complete Stamford Street, South Bank level    

Complete the level Stamford Street, South Bank. Story related, can't be missed.

Game Info


US October 26, 2011

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