The Darkness 2 - Achievement Guide
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There are 50 achievements with a total of 1000 points.
 
 Free the Mind (25 points)
Finish the game on any difficulty
 

Complete the game on any of the four difficulties:

  • Thug
  • Mobster
  • Hitman
  • Don

Please refer to the " Don of Darkness" achievement for more information.

 
 Don of Darkness (100 points)
Finish the game on Don difficulty
 

Like all shooter games, completing the campaign on the hardest difficulty isn't actually very hard at all, it only requires you to take your time and to think of the best strategy. The awesomeness of this game is that it allows you to play the way you like; there are many different ways to kill your enemies.

As I mentioned in the Roadmap, you should keep this achievement for your New Game+. You'll be able to start with all your talents and upgrades which will help you tremendously to blast through the game again. 

Here's a list of useful tips that you should keep in mind if you don't want to die over and over again:

  • Always eat the enemie's heart to keep your health gauge full.
  • Look for glowing objects, such as javelins and explosives that you could throw at your enemies to save ammo.
  • If you see a car door, grab it as a shield (), it'll save your life more than once. You can also throw them from a very long distance for an instant kill.
  • Dual weapons aren't accurate at all, so don't bother using them if the enemies are too far away.
  • Always watch for the lights. Destroy as many of them as possible before moving into a fight.
  • "Gun Channelling" will help you TREMENDOUSLY! I would suggest buying every upgrade as soon as possible.
  • The "Demonic Executions" Talent gives you a strong shield when you execute an enemy, it's a good idea to buy this as well.
 
 At Home in the Dark (50 points)
Finish all chapters in New Game+ on any difficulty
 

When you finish the game, you'll be able to start a new game on any difficulty with all your purchased talents or choose to replay any chapter. For this achievement complete the game again on any difficulty, but I would suggest playing on the "Don" difficulty if you haven't already done so.

Important Note: At the end, you must choose to leave the Asylum. If you don't, you won't be able to complete the last chapter...

 
 One Man Army (10 points)
Kill 25 enemies while being dragged from the restaurant, without dying or restarting checkpoint
 

*Missable*

This should be the very first achievement you'll unlock, as it's the very first part of the game. You'll follow your friend Vinnie into an Italian restaurant where you'll start speaking with two ladies. The Mob will then blast in and damage your leg. Vinnie will try to drag you somewhere safe and you'll have to cover him by shooting the enemies. For the achievement, you'll want to kill 25 of them without dying or restarting to the last checkpoint. There are more than 25 enemies but you won't be able to kill them all. What I suggest is that you kill as many as possible while you have the one handed pistol. When you'll have dual pistols, you won't be as accurate and you'll miss plenty of targets. When you play on easy, it takes only one bullet to kill an enemy. If you fail, simply restart the level in the pause menu. 

As you have infinite ammo don't waste your time aiming. 

I'll describe checkpoints for you to see if you're on the right way:
 

  • From the beginning to the Candlestick falling on the Italian guy: 9 enemies.
  • From the Candlestick falling on the Italian guy to the white van crashing into the restaurant: 6 enemies.
  • From the white van crashing into the restaurant to the end: 10+ enemies.

 
 The Bird is the Word (5 points)
Avoid being run over in the parking garage
 

*Missable*

While in the parking garage, the mission after you've survived the interrogation, a car will try to run over you in a slow-mo sequence. You can't avoid/dodge it, you must shoot at it. You can also use your Gun Channeling Talent to make things easier.
 

 
 Carnie Kid (20 points)
Earn a score of over 1000 in each of the carnival games
 

*Missable*

As you play the game, you'll eventually be in an abandoned amusement park. In this area, you'll have two flashback of you and Jenny playing carnival games. You have to earn a score of over 1000 in both gun games. It's not really hard but if you miss it, simply restart to the last checkpoint. Remember that you can skip the repetitive cutsceens by pressing .

 
 Impish Delight (10 points)
Kill 15 enemies while playing as the Darkling
 

Playing as the Darkling isn't a Talent that you must buy. You'll play as him twice throughout the story. The very first time you won't be able to kill more than 3 enemies but the second time, you'll have the chance to kill plenty of them, perhaps more than 15.

To kill someone, you must sneak behind him and press  to execute him. While playing as the Darkling, you'll see unattainable enemies in the light. If you see that they aren't moving at all, don't try to kill them or you'll die.

 
 Executioner (10 points)
Kill 50 enemies with Executions while playing as Jackie
 

To execute an enemy, you must first stun him by throwing a light object at him or by using your slash attack. Then, press  to grab him and press  ,  or  to perform any of the different executions. You must repeat that process 50 times. You shouldn't miss it. 

 
 The Swarm King (10 points)
Kill 50 enemies who are swarmed while playing as Jackie
 

To get this achievement, you'll first have to buy the Swarm Talent which will cost 1000 Essence. From now on, while in a fight press  to swarm the enemies and kill them however you want. Repeat this process 50 times.

 
 The Old Gibber (10 points)
Kill 100 enemies with Gun Channeling while playing as Jackie
 

You'll first have to buy the Gun Channeling talent which will cost 1000 Essence. From now on while in a fight, press  to activate the talent which will give you infinite ammo for a few seconds. It will also boost your gun's damage. Kill 100 enemies while the talent is activated to unlock the achievement.

 
 Suck It Up (10 points)
Kill 50 enemies with Black Hole while playing as Jackie
 

To unlock the Black Hole Talent, you must first buy the following upgrades:

  • Demonic Lift
  • Heart Health
  • Demon Blades
  • Black Hole

When you have bought these, you'll randomly be able to grab a black hole from a dead body instead of his heart. When you grab one (), throw it () near your enemies to kill them. Repeat with 50 enemies.

Note: I would recommend buying the Black Hole upgrade for this, but it's not absolutely necessary.

Here's a Black Hole example:

 
 Cut and Run (10 points)
Kill 50 enemies with the Demon Arm Slash attack
 

To kill an enemy with the Demon Arm Slash, you must press  and slash in any direction with . It might take more that one slash to kill an enemy though. Repeat the process 50 times to unlock the achievement.

 
 Ready for the Big Leagues (10 points)
Kill 50 enemies with thrown objects
 

Throughout the game, you'll find different objects that can be thrown at the enemies. You must grab deadly objects (car doors, pool sticks, metal pieces, explosives, fans, any sharp or impaling objects, etc.) by pressing  and pressing it again to throw it. Repeat the process 50 times to unlock the achievement.

 
 Dark Akimbo (10 points)
Kill 100 enemies while dual wielding 2 different guns while playing as Jackie
 

You must press  to use your dual weapons, but for this achievement you must have two different weapons. Grab a pistol and a UZI for example and kill 100 enemies with them. The dual weapons aren't accurate but there will be plenty of close range areas where you'll be able to kill enemies.

 
 That's Why I'm the Boss (15 points)
Impress Dolfo in two different ways
 

Load up the "On The Hunt" chapter and go see Dolfo on the outside balcony. Speak with him and press  to choose between two options, shooting bottles or shooting pigeons. For the achievement you must shoot all the bottles within 10 seconds and shoot at least 20 out of the 24 pigeons in the allotted time.

You can adjust the aiming sensibility to make it easier.

 
 Karma's a Bitch (10 points)
Kill a shielded enemy with his own shield
 

When you must rescue Aunt Sarah you'll see the first shielded guy. Kill everyone around him, destroy the shield armor with your slash attack, steal his shield by pressing  and press it again to throw it at him. If you don't get the achievement at that moment, there will be plenty of places where you'll find shielded enemies.

 
 2 Guys 1 Pole (25 points)
Kill 2 enemies with one javelin
 

After you've heard about Swifty (when you took the elevator with Vinnie, in your house, after the very first mission) you'll be in an alley and you'll open a door with your demon arm. As soon as the door opens, grab the javelin (pool stick()) on the container to your right and throw it () at the enemies as soon as they're aligned.

If you use the Swarm ability, it becomes a lot easier as the enemies are stationary. I did this in the final chapter where there are masses of enemies coming at you, got it really easily without even trying.

 
 Versatile Killer (20 points)
Kill enemies in 5 different ways within 30 seconds
 

This achievement may sound difficult but it's not. First, put the difficulty on easy, enter the area with all the enemies and shoot all the lights. Then follow these steps:
 

  • Throw a deadly object at someone ().
  • Press  to use your swarm on an enemy and then shoot him with any gun.
  • Press  to use your Gun Channeling and shoot an enemy with any gun.
  • Press  to grab an enemy and then press  ,  or  to execute him.
  • Press  and use the  to kill the last guy (Slash Attack).
     

 
 Skeet Shoot (10 points)
Throw an enemy into the air and kill him with gunfire before he lands
 

Grab an enemy with , throw him above your head by pressing  again and shoot him as soon as possible. I would recommend using an assault rifle for this.

 
 Jackie's Got Talent (5 points)
Purchase a Talent in the single player campaign
 

Please refer to the "Talent Show" achievement for more information.

 
 This Kid's Got Potential (10 points)
Max out 1 of Jackie's Talent Trees
 

Please refer to the "Talent Show" achievement for more information.

 
 Truly Talented (25 points)
Max out 3 of Jackie's Talent Trees
 

Please refer to the "Talent Show" achievement for more information.

 
 Talent Show (50 points)
Max out all of Jackie's Talent Trees
 

There's a total of 28 Talents (4 trees) that you'll need to unlock. You buy them with Essence which come from the kills you make, the hearts you eat, the relics you find and the lights you destroy. These talents can be purchased from Talent Shrines that you'll find throughout the game. You may not be able to buy all of the talents in your first playthrough, but you don't have to worry about it as you'll restart the game with your all purchased Talents. You won't have to buy the same ones again. 

36 800 Essence is required to buy every upgrade.

Here's a Talent Shrine example:

 
 Mmmm Essence! (10 points)
Pick up 5 Relics in the single player campaign
 

Please refer the the "Relic Hunter" achievement for more information.

 
 Relic Hunter (50 points)
Find all 29 Relics in the single player campaign
 

There are 29 relics hidden throughout the game. Most of them aren't "hidden", but you'll have to explore a little to find some of them. If you bought the Collector's Edition of the game, there's a code inside which allows you to see the Relics through walls (you won't need any guide if you have this). Otherwise, Gor1lla made a great written guide: HERE.

Here's a relic example:

 
 Romantic (5 points)
Real guys know how to dance
 

During the course of the game, you'll meet your Jenny in a restaurant. She'll ask you to dance with her. While dancing, there will be the option to press  to kiss her, DO NOT press the button and wait until the end of the song to unlock the achievement.

 
 Burned His Mansion (20 points)
Kill Luigi Palladino
 

*Vendetta's campaign, cannot be missed.*

You'll unlock this achievement at the end of the third chapter in the Vendetta's Campaign.

You can play on any difficulty.

 
 Coward (20 points)
Kill Cedro Valdez
 

*Vendetta's campaign, cannot be missed.*

You'll unlock this achievement at the end of the fourth chapter in the Vendetta's Campaign.
You can play on any difficulty.

 
 Whipping Boy (20 points)
Kill Frank Marshall
 

Complete the "Enter the Gauntlet" mission in the first Hit List. This achievement can be done solo or with your friends on any difficulty.

 
 Bonnie & Clyde Wannabes (20 points)
Kill Jean-Luc Lambert and Amelie Dubois
 

*Vendetta's campaign, cannot be missed.*

You'll unlock this achievement at the end of the sixth mission in the Vendetta's Campaign.
You can play on any difficulty.

 
 Technical Difficulties (20 points)
Kill the NewsWatch 6 team of Tom Dawson, Bud Langley and Sara Stephens
 

Complete the "We Interrupt this Program" mission in the fourth Hit list. This achievement can be done solo or with your friends on any difficulty.

 
 The Brotherhood Crumbles (50 points)
Complete Vendettas Campaign
 

There are 8 chapters that you'll have to complete in the Vendetta's Campaign to unlock the achievement. You can complete them on any difficulty, solo or with your friends.

 
 Dark Ninjutsu (10 points)
Complete a mission as Inugami
 

Complete a Vendetta or a Hit List mission while playing as Inugami, online or offline and on any difficulty.

Here's a picture of Inugami:

 
 Hell Hath No Fury... (10 points)
Complete a mission as Shoshanna
 

Complete a Vendetta or a Hit List mission while playing as Shoshanna, online or offline and on any difficulty.


Here's a picture of Shoshanna:

 

 
 It's 12pm Somewhere! (10 points)
Complete a mission as Jimmy
 

Complete a Vendetta or a Hit List mission while playing as Jimmy Wilson, online or offline and on any difficulty.

Here's a picture of Jimmy:

 
 Voodoo is More Than Dolls (10 points)
Complete a mission as JP
 

Complete a Vendetta or a Hit List mission while playing as JP Dumond, online or offline and on any difficulty.

Here's a picture of JP:

 
 Embraced the Darkness (25 points)
In Vendettas, acquire all the talents for one character
 

Like in the Single Player Campaign, every character has Talent Trees. You must fully upgrade the trees of any character (JP, Jimmy, Inugami or Shoshanna). 

Firstly, I would suggest completing a mission with every character to see who's your favorite. Then start playing with him/her. If you go through the Vendetta's Campaign and every Hit List with the same character, you should have earned enough Essence to buy all the Talents.

If you want to accelerate the process, play solo on the "Thug" difficulty. Keep executing the enemies (stun them with  and execute them with ). You'll receive 30 Essence instead of 10. You can also search for the six Relics throughout the Vendetta's Campaign. You'll receive 300 Essence each.

Personally, I love playing with Shoshanna. If you hold , your shotgun will shoot a powerful blast that gives 20 Essence when you kill someone with it. If you destroy enemies' hearts afterwards by pressing , you may receive more than 30 Essence per kill.

 
 You've Made My Hit List (25 points)
Complete 6 Hit List exclusive missions
 

There's a total of 18 Hit List missions. Eight of them are Vendetta's campaign missions but they won't count towards the achievement. The remaining missions are Hit List exclusive, which means that they do count towards the achievement. Four of them can only be done with partners online and the six remaining can be done solo. Complete six of them on any difficulty to unlock the achievement.

Online:

  • Corpses Can't talk
  • Destruction Delay
  • Everything Burns
  • The Heis

Offline:

  • Enter The Gauntlet
  • All Clear
  • Time To Take Out The Thrash
  • We Interrupt This Program
  • Storming
  • Snatch And grab
 
 
Secret Achievements
 
 
Cheque Please! (10 points)
Survive the hit
 

*Story related and cannot be missed.*

*Single Player Campaign*

 
I'm Just Getting Started (25 points)
Find and interrogate Swifty
 

*Story related and cannot be missed.*

You'll unlock this while you play through the Single Player Campaign.

 
Escape the Brotherhood (25 points)
Survive the interrogation
 

*Story related and cannot be missed.*

You'll unlock this while you play through the Single Player Campaign.

 
Storm the Mansion (25 points)
Take back your mansion
 

*Story related and cannot be missed.*

You'll unlock this while you play through the Single Player Campaign.

 
One Flew Over... (20 points)
Return to reality...?
 

*Story related and cannot be missed.*

You'll unlock this while you play through the Single Player Campaign.

 
Sweet Revenge (25 points)
Avenge your Aunt Sarah
 

*Story related and cannot be missed.*

You'll unlock this while you play through the Single Player Campaign.

 
Date Night (25 points)
Protect Jenny
 

*Story related and cannot be missed.*

You'll unlock this while you play through the Single Player Campaign.

 
Allies in Strange Places (20 points)
Escape the asylum with help from the inside
 

*Story related and cannot be missed.*

You'll unlock this while you play through the Single Player Campaign.

 
Back in the Saddle (20 points)
Rescue Jackie from the Iron Maiden
 

*Story related and cannot be missed.*

You'll unlock this while you play through the Single Player Campaign.

 
Step into Hell... (25 points)
Defeat Victor
 

*Story related and cannot be missed.*

You'll unlock this while you play through the Single Player Campaign.

 
Decisions, Decisions (5 points)
Refuse to cooperate with Victor in the Interrogation
 

*Missable*

Three weird guys will crucify you and reclaim your darkness power in the "Deal With The Devil" chapter. You'll then be tasked to choose which of your friend must die first. To unlock the achievement, you must only wait and do not press  or .

 
Should Have Called 555-2368… (10 points)
Survive the battle against the Hell Beast
 

*Vendetta's campaign, cannot be missed.*

After you've killed the boss in the final chapter of the Vendetta's campaign, the achievement will unlock.

 

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