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Act 1: Arthur




http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/3406/156013-lo.jpg The Saint

Complete the entire game without directly murdering anyone


If you choose to go after this achievement... make sure to not kill anyone in your Arthur or Sally playthroughs


http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/3406/156019-lo.jpg Snug as a Bug on a Drug

Take the Joy at the very beginning of the game


In the opening scene, take the Joy by holding :1y:.


http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/3406/156020-lo.jpg Employee of the Month

Read all newspaper articles as Arthur, and redact only the uncomfortable ones


At the start of the game, you are in your office with a machine on the desk. After your conversation with Victoria, replace the power cell in the machine. After that is done, you will begin to look at newspaper articles.


  • Approve the first article
  • Censor the second article
  • Approve the third article


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Correctly sabotage Clive Birtwhistle’s redactor work


Once you have unlocked “Employee of the month”, get up from your desk and exit the office. Turn right and walk down the hallway and the next office on the right will be Clive Birthwhistle’s. Open the door, walk to the desk, and use the machine.


  • Approve the first article
  • Censor the second article
  • Censor the third article

http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/3406/156022-lo.jpg Downer

Complete Arthur’s Intro


Arthur Achievement, Story Related, Cannot be missed


Barrow Holm


The underground area you start out in is what will become known as the Barrow Holm safehouse


The Diary of Prudence Holmes:

At the end of the hallway, before picking lock, go to the left, in the bathroom, on the sink (Press :1x: to pick up)






To the right of the first Electro-Lock Shocker on a table.




http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/3406/156001-lo.jpg Our Prudent Friend

Listen to all the phone calls in the phoneboxes


In most Holms there will be a ringing phonebox each day. When you wander past a box that's ringing, pick it up, listen to the message, and then move on with your story. After all 12 messages have been listened to, the achievement will unlock.


In order to unlock it right away, after exiting the Barrow Holm safe house, there is a nearby phone ringing. Pick it up, listen to the message, and return to the safehouse. Sleep in the bed for 24 hours (press left once in the sleep menu) and return to the phonebooth to hear the next message.


There are reports of this achievement glitching, and not all messages being available and the phone stops ringing daily prematurely. If this occurs, go back to the story and play through the game. Just come back and make sure the achievement is taken care of before passing a Point of No Return.


http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/3406/155999-lo.jpg Arthur Haste-ings

Take Phlash as Arthur


Phlash is a drug found in most vending machines. To get the achievement out of the way quickly, there is a vending machine right behind where the quest Rorke’s Drift Bridge is given.



Church in the small town Borrow Holm after fleeing from the mob and tearing up your suit





Mr. Kite’s Instructions:

In the Barrow Holm Hamlet house across from the church, sneak in, and just past the door on the first floor sitting on a table.





Eel Pie Holm


Uncle Henry

In the crashed plane at the safe-house (hatch) - at the garden.



After meeting Ollie for the first time, on the Inkerman Bridge, on the second watchtower, near where the drunk guard falls over




Up a Tree

After crossing the bridge, follow signs to the Bunker, and just before reaching it, it’s in the lit up Dump area





On the military base inside the “Canteen” building




http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/3406/156005-lo.jpg Mother of All Victories

Complete “Band of Brothers” encounter


Arthur Achievement, Story Related, Cannot be missed




http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/3406/156007-lo.jpg Not In Kansas Any More

Cross into the Village for the first time


Arthur Achievement, Story Related, Cannot be missed


http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/3406/156016-lo.jpg Now I Can Die Happy

Die while overdosing on Joy


Take multiple does of Joy until overdosing (the game will tell you when you've taken enough), and then die.


Immediately after completing “Not in Kansas Anymore” there is a joy booth on the left, with a cliff on the right. Go into the booth, take joy until overdosing, then turn to your right and walk off the cliff.


Damp Diary:

Enter the Maidenholm Station, and after draining the water, it is on the desk next to the power switch





http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/3406/156018-lo.jpg You Do Know Jack

Collect all Uncle Jack Shows


To check the status collectables, in the main menu, choose “Theatre” to see what has been collected.


Throughout the game TV programs will play at specified times. The program order will be random, but the same shows will always play at the same times. To collect this achievement right away, find a TV with a bench nearby. Sit on the bench and hit :1rt: to wait, choose a preferred time, stand up, watch the TV until the collection message appears in the lower left corner, then return to the bench and wait until the next time. Repeat until all shows are collected.


As with all other parts of this game, bugs are reported, expected, and if certain episodes don’t appear, try again later or in a different Act.




7am - Wakey Wakey


  • Wakey Wakey 1
  • Wakey Wakey 2
  • Wakey Wakey 3
  • Wakey Wakey 4
  • Wakey Wakey 5

12pm - News Hour


  • News Hour - PSA Downers
  • News Hour - Look at you
  • News Hour - Do what you should be doing
  • News Hour - What to do about downers
  • News Hour - Are they sleeping
  • News Hour - Garden District
  • News Hour - Going out at night isn’t bright
  • News Hour - News items
  • News Hour - Random things the face said

4pm - I hear you - Humor Hour - Play with Jack - Funny old Customs


  • I hear you - My husband sleeps in a small bed
  • I hear you - Joy
  • I hear you - Old newspapers
  • I hear you - Whose uncle are you
  • I hear You - Enjoying Simon says
  • I hear you - Word of the day
  • Humor Hour - Downers (this may show up at 7:30pm instead)
  • Humor Hour - Germans (this may show up at 7:30pm instead)
  • Humor Hour - Brits (this may show up at 7:30pm instead)
  • Play with Jack - Episode 1
  • Play with Jack - Weapons
  • Funny Old Customs - Maypole
  • Funny old customs - Human sacrifice
  • Funny old customs - Piñata

7:30pm - Well, well, well - That tastes amazing - Famous Britons


  • Well, well, well - Scurvy
  • Well, well, well - Cholera
  • Well, well, well - Tuberculosis
  • Well, well, well - Plague doesn’t exist
  • That tastes amazing what is it? - Bread Extenders
  • That tastes amazing, what is it - Edible weeds
  • That tastes amazing, what is it - Lichens
  • Famous Britons - Bloody Mary
  • Famous Britons - King George III

10:30pm - Nighty Night


  • Nighty Night - Red Riding hood part 1
  • Nighty Night - Red riding hood part 2
  • Nighty Night - Pied piper part 1
  • Nighty Night - Pied piper part 2
  • Nighty Night - Goldilocks part 1
  • Nighty Night - Goldilocks part 2
  • Nighty Night - Hansel and Gretel part 1
  • Nighty Night - Hansel and Gretel part 2

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Survive 50 days


If you powered through the Phone calls and the Jack shows, this unlocked on accident. If not, “Wait” for 24 hours at a time until completed. The date is in the upper right corner.



Enter the Odds and Ends shop to pick up the quest “Golden Oldies.” This quest must be completed first before receiving the quest “Thomasina House,” which is needed to unlock Cat Burglar.



Rain Look for Dogberry Park. It will be a small fenced in park with a romantic fountain in the middle. When you get close, a quest called “Love Birds” will appear. Mask in in the small pond in the corner.




During the mission “Finding Faraday,” in the Police Station - second office upstairs, while finding an alternative way into the records room




In the reform club, in the room at the "receptionist".




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Retrieve the credentials from the club


Arthur Achievement, Story Related, Cannot be missed




St. Genesius Church - side mission "The Church of Simon Says" - between the bookshelves.




Lud’s Holm


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Contract and cure the plague.


Upon entering Lud’s Holm, the Bobby on guard at the bridge will give you a phenocyline jab. One in the garden district, anytime at night you will be attacked by citizens with flies buzzing around their heads. These are plague infested folks. Interact with them, receive plague, and use phenocyline injection to cure plague.


I struggled for a very long time with Arthur to contract the plague and finally unlocked it while searching a dead body. Then later on while playing as Ollie, I contracted the plague 5 times on accident, so it may be beneficial to wait and obtain this achievement during his playthrough.



The Quest “Meet the Neighbors” will lead you to the Lud’s Holm safehouse. In front of the entrance to the Safe-House (hatch) is the mask





Dr. Faradays House, before going up the stairs




http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/3406/156009-lo.jpg The Importance of Not Being Seen

Finish Mystery House without being spotted once


Arthur will encounter an eccentric man in a treehouse who's stuffed animals are actually secret agents. As part of his side-mission story you will be sent to the mystery house. Sneak in and eliminate the leader without being spotted.



St. George’s Holm

http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/3406/156010-lo.jpg Cat Burglar

In Thomasina House – Collect all fake cat


The initial quest to start off this quest line can be found in Maidenholm and will be given to you after speaking to Lionel Castershire in “The Odds & Ends Shop”. You now have to complete the quest “Golden Oldies” by collecting 3 golden records in Lud’s Holm and returning them to him. Once this has been done, you will be given the quest “Thomasina House”. Head over to St George’s Holm and enter the Thomasina House. Your objective is to collect the marble cat statue hidden in the house, however for this trophy you need to find all 4 fake cat statues first.


Here are the locations of the 5 fake statutes and the real one (all of these locations are based off of the front door):


  • Fake #1: On the first platform of the staircase right in front of you.
  • Fake #2: In the room on the left on the desk.
  • Fake #3: Go through the room on the right and pick the lock of the pantry door. The statute will be inside on the shelf.
  • Fake #4: Head up the right flight of stairs and enter the room on this side. In the room turn right immediately and interact with the painting on the wall. The statute will be behind the painting.
  • Fake #5: Head up the left flight of stairs this time to find the cat right in front of you sitting on a drawer.
  • Marble Statue: Walk up the stairs to the last floor. It will be in the room to the right hidden behind the painting over the bed.

You will get the achievement as soon you collect the 5th fake statues.



Thomasina House - behind the curtain in the kitchen





Newspaper office - third floor, at the end of the desks. Note: This is a bug - It can be collected, but it will not show up in the overview.




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Talk to Johnny Bolton from the Secret Radio Room


The first quest in this quest line is given to you if you stand in front of Col. Lawrence’s house in St. George’s Holm and is called “Old Soldiers”. The house will be marked on the map with the usual yellow symbol for a quest and you will hear two people loudly arguing if you get close to the house. You have to make your way through the back door and all the way up to the attic in order to find Col. Lawrence. After a quick dialogue with him, he’ll ask you to check up on his brother Edward and apologize for a past mistake. Upon arriving at Edward’s house, you’ll find his dead body buried underneath a bookshelf that collapsed on him. You now have to return to Col. Lawrence to tell him about the loss of his brother. Once this has been done, he will allow you to take everything he has in his footlocker right next to him, including his antique rifle.


Head over to Edward’s house once more with your newly acquired antique rifle and place it in the empty holder above the fireplace. This will cause a ladder to be lowered down inside the fireplace. Head up the ladder and step into the room to your right. In here you have to interact with the radio sitting on the desk, which will allow you to talk to Bolton. The achievement will pop as soon as you interact with the radio.


http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/3406/156004-lo.jpg The Slaughterer’s Apprentice

Finish all of the butcher’s apprentice quests

This quest is located in St. George’s Holm and it will be displayed on your map as a yellow marker with the caption “impatient person”. The quest will start out with you having to talk to some women complaining about a meat delivery boy who hasn’t been keeping up with his deliveries. After locating and saving the man, he will ask you to run the errands in his stead. Once this has been completed, you will be able to speak to the butcher himself. He will tell you to retrieve a “package” that is on the back of a cart which has broken down in the street. The easiest way to access this cart is by bribing the Bobbies guarding it. It’s recommended doing this at night as there will be fewer people around to interfere. The prompt for interacting with the cart can be very glitchy, so try to mess around with the cart like climbing on top of it, crouching on top of it/ next to it until you get the prompt.


After returning you will be rewarded with the “The Slaughter’s Apprentice” quest by the butcher.



During the “I Sing the Body Electric” you’ll need to enter the sewers. After driving with the Jubilator. Where you have to activate three power switches to escape (in the room with the first power switch)




http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/3406/156002-lo.jpg Shocking Biology

Kill a guy named Ryan Andrews


Ryan Andrews is a scientist in the Haworth Labs. He’s one of the 5 scientists patrolling the room with the 2 door switches. Just make sure to kill all of the scientists in here when you are playing through the story. If you are going for the no kill run right away, you can save before clearing out the room and then proceed to kill everyone in it. Just don’t forget to load your old save file and run past the scientists without killing them.






In Dr. Verloc's Office



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http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/3406/156006-lo.jpg The Great Lubricator

Deliver the cod liver oil


Arthur Achievement, Story Related, Cannot be missed



After submitting the letter of transit to gain access to the Parade district, it’s around the corner behind the constable.




The Parade

http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/3406/156011-lo.jpg Gimme Shelter

Unlock all of Arthur’s shelters


Throughout Arthur's travels he will encounter abandoned subway stations that will serve as the hub for his travels, beds to sleep on, tables to craft things, and a stash to store things. After finding all shelters, this achievement will unlock.


In theory, this achievement should unlock after unlocking the 9th shelter opened during the fashion show mission. However, the achievement is severely glitched, and could unlock anytime after the 4th shelter.


Personally, mine unlocked after the 7th. The map is always generated randomly, so there is no set location for all these shelters and a map screenshot would be useless to another player, as their map will look different. Keep an eye on the in-game map looking for Blue house icons. The shelters can be seen when nearby as they are either small houses with smoke coming out the chimney (when in the Garden district) or metal hatches in a garden/park area (when in a village).


Here is a list of all the shelter locations:


  • Barrow Holm Hatch
  • Eel Pie Hatch
  • Eel Pie Hatch 1
  • Eel Pie Hatch 2
  • Maidenholm Hatch
  • Lud’s Holm Hatch
  • St. George’s Holm Hatch
  • Secondary St. Geroge’s
  • Parade District


Director Ringwells Office at Wellington Health Institute, on the right side in the office.





Past the Point of No Return



During the Britannia quest, in the mines, while looking for the excavator, in the head office where you activate the crane control.




Home again

London Bridge, after escaping from the mine, between the trains.




http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/3406/156023-lo.jpg The Arthur Hastings

Finish Arthur's playthrough


Arthur Achievement, Story Related, Cannot be missed


Act 2: Sally




http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/3406/156026-lo.jpg Breaking Blackberry

Complete Sally intro


Sally Achievement, Story Related, Cannot be missed

St. George’s Holm



Dogberry Park - at the fountain with rotating heart.




A Girl Like You

On the Plassey Bridge towards Maidenholm, on the St. George’s Holm side, after going through the doorway on the right side, instead of turning left to the Downer Detector, turn right.




Lud's Holm



Just after crossing the Megiddo bridge - right in the corner after the exit.






http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/3406/156008-lo.jpg Archipelagist

Set foot on every island


This achievement should pop as soon as you get onto Rat's Holm with Sally, as part of her Main Story line, if you have visited every possible island with Arthur.



Inside the safe house, on the East wall, on a stack of boxes




Return to the Garden District



Enter the St. Georges’ Holm safe house and it’s directly above the Chemistry Table





Return to Lud’s Holm via the safe house travel, and in the middle area of the Lud’s Holm safe house on a pipe





During the Witches’ second mission, directly on the wedding stones




http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/3406/156028-lo.jpg The Wyrd Sisters

Complete the Crones encounter


Sally Achievement, Story Related, Cannot be missed


Delicate Flowers

After completing the witches’ missions, they’ll send Sally to the train station. Find this at the train station, where you should catch the 10 butterflies.




http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/3406/156031-lo.jpg Gotta Catch Them All!

Catch 40 butterflies with Sally's butterfly net


Sally will get a butterfly net from the witches from the The Wyrd Sisters mission. After you get the net, you run around to find butterflies and catch them. The butterflies have a red glow. They are also found in the village in any park / grass area.


Return to St. George’s Holm


The Best and the Brightest

Right in front of the Joy Factory - Mission go to Dr. Verloc to get the cod liver oil.




http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/3406/156029-lo.jpg The Toxic Ex

Complete speaking with Verloc at the Joy Factory


Sally Achievement, Story Related, Cannot be missed


Return to the Garden District again



At the playground where Arthur and Sally meet during Connect the Dots.





In the boathouse on the military base - left side of the boat.




Return to St. George’s Holm again


What Boys Want

Julia Chaney's house - in the bathroom behind the shower curtain – Side mission where the 3 pieces of fake evidence must disappear.




http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/3406/156030-lo.jpg The Sally Boyle

Finish Sally's playthrough


Sally Achievement, Story Related, Cannot be missed

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Act 3: Ollie



http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/3406/156034-lo.jpg Bon Voyage

Complete Ollie's intro


Ollie Achievement, Story Related, Cannot be missed


Lud’s Holm



After Olli has fled the train station roof - right next to the broken entrance to the train station on the small wooden walkway.




The first main mission with Olli - the mask is in the building where you have to free the prisoner, on the second floor a little hidden in the corner.




Moving House

In the Safe-House (hatch) Luds Holm, right next to the chemistry table in the small passage.





On the Wednesday Hill, during the side mission "ghosts".





Under Johnny Bolton’s Shop





On the Inkerman bridge towards the military base, in a small cell on the left.





After blowing open the air raid shelter door, it’s inside in the toilet area.






The Martyrs

Immediately inside Maidenholm on the Megiddo Bridge, on the right side as you enter the village


Amendment from calex deus:

For The Martyrs collectable, the bridge won't necessarily be named the same as the one mentioned in the guide and may not be exactly the same as the screenshot but it will be on the village side of what ever bridge it is you cross from Lud into the village.




By the time you read this

Once inside Victoria Byng’s house, in the 3rd floor bathroom




Whereabouts of Prudence Holmes

Story related, found in the blower.


(One website mentioned you need to select the answer that she’s around [that you’ve never heard of her] in order for the achievement to unlock. Cannot confirm, I played it safe and didn't tempt fate.)




http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/3406/156035-lo.jpg Miss Byng is Indisposed

Complete "No Place Like Home" encounter


Ollie Achievement, Story Related, Cannot be missed


What Jack Did

In the Jack o Bean Club on the 1st floor in the bathroom




http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/3406/156036-lo.jpg Get the Float Out of Here

Complete "The Jack-o-Bean Club" encounter


Ollie Achievement, Story Related, Cannot be missed


The Parade



In the fashion house in the Dressing Room (after going up the hatch).




A Simple Plan


At the gate between the lower area to the upper area, where the original quarantine blockade was during Arthur's playthrough - directly at the metal gate.




Sally Boyle (Achievement Unlocked)

In the Broadcast Tower on the second level (at the left waterfall) - where you turn off the control for the "secretary"




Past the point of no Return


Double Plus Unhappy Articles (Achievement Unlocked)

In the Parade Broadcast Tower, sitting on a desk right after stepping out of the lift




http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/3406/156037-lo.jpg A Heavy Burden

Spread the Message


Ollie Achievement, Story Related, Cannot be missed


http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/3406/156038-lo.jpg The Ollie Starkey

Finish Ollie's playthrough


Ollie Achievement, Story Related, Cannot be missed


(And Saint will unlock here as well if you were nice during Arthur/Sally's Acts)

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  • 2 months later...

Great guide, thanks mate.


The only point I would make is that I did not realise until already quite a way through the Arthur playthrough that there is an achievement for not killing anyone, meaning I'll need to do another quick playthrough.


I would advise you add this as a comment at the top of the guide so other people don't make the same mistake.

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Great guide, thanks mate.


The only point I would make is that I did not realise until already quite a way through the Arthur playthrough that there is an achievement for not killing anyone, meaning I'll need to do another quick playthrough.


I would advise you add this as a comment at the top of the guide so other people don't make the same mistake.


Nice suggestion! Added it right to the top

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For The Martyrs collectable, the bridge won't necessarily be named the same as the one mentioned in the guide and may not be exactly the same as the screenshot but it will be on the village side of what ever bridge it is you cross from Lud into the village.


Thanks for the info! I've edited the post above and added your info. :)

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Thanks Khaos for the excellent guide.


One small correction. For "You Do Know Jack" watching the TV shows, the following 3 shows are 7:30 PM shows (not 4:00 PM):


Humor Hour - Downers

Humor Hour - Germans

Humor Hour - Brits


All the others were correct and easy to get during my first play through.


Big thanks for the super helpful chronological guide!!

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Thanks Khaos for the excellent guide.


One small correction. For "You Do Know Jack" watching the TV shows, the following 3 shows are 7:30 PM shows (not 4:00 PM):


Humor Hour - Downers

Humor Hour - Germans

Humor Hour - Brits


All the others were correct and easy to get during my first play through.


Big thanks for the super helpful chronological guide!!


I have read that Humor Hour can show up at either 4pm or 7:30pm. I've gone ahead and edited the post to reflect this so people know if it doesn't show up at 4pm it should at 7:30. Thanks!

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