Overview:
- Estimated achievement difficulty: 1/10 [Achievement Difficulty Rating]
- Offline: 39 [1000]
- Online: 0
- Approximate amount of time to 1000: 3-4 hours [Estimated Time to 100%]
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1 plus chapter replay
- Missable achievements: None [chapter select]
- Does difficulty affect achievements: No difficulty option
- Unobtainable/glitched achievements: Every one of the collectible achievements for unlocking stories and points is glitched in a good way
- Extra equipment needed: None

Introduction:
Welcome to 1979 Revolution: Black Friday, a narrative-driven adventure game that takes place in Iran during the public revolution against the Shah. As with many narrative-driven games, there isn't any difficulty, and the gameplay consists of following linear chapters to experience the story. The story in this game is pretty compelling, and is entirely based on fact. There are normally a ton of collectibles to pick up, but a handy glitch avoids the need for that. More on that below. Let's get started.

Abbreviated Walkthrough:
The vast majority of achievements in this game are either story related or collectible related. The story-related achievements naturally don't require any explanation, but the collectible achievements can look daunting at first glance. Thankfully, they are tracked and unlocked in such a way that eliminates the need to find them all: the tracker for each achievement increases every time you view a story, even if it's the same one. So you don't need to see all unique stories for each achievement; you can simply view the same one over and over to unlock the corresponding achievement. You'll still need to find one story of each type, but it significantly reduces the number to find and the need for much of a collectible guide. The "Ostad: Story Master" achievement solution has more information.

Aside from collectibles, there are a handful of miscellaneous chapter-specific achievements, or ones that are tied to choices made over the course of the game. They are:

  • Cooperate during all of the interrogations throughout the game for the "Namard: The Coward" achievement. This should be pretty self explanatory. Any time you're being interrogated, go along with whatever is said or asked of you
  • There is one achievement for making only peaceful choices throughout the game, and another for making only violent choices. Both of these are thankfully only tied to four specific decisions in four chapters. On your first playthrough, make all of one type of choice. Then, with chapter replay, replay each of the four chapters and make the other type of choice. The "Mazloom: The Pacifist" achievement solution has the points which matter
  • There are four Quick Time Events that you'll need to do without a mistake for the "Pahlevoon: The Hero" achievement
  • There are two trauma Quick Time Events that you'll also need to successfully complete for the "Agha Doktor: The Doctor" achievement

Mop-Up:
If you're missing any achievements, you can use chapter replay to pick up what you missed, such as collectibles, decision-based achievements, or anything else you may have missed.

Conclusion:
Black Friday has a very compelling narrative that really makes you feel for the people on both sides (violent and peaceful) of the revolution, and you can imagine why a story like this would be difficult to get out of Iran. The achievements are also made far simpler thanks to tracking glitches, making this a very easy and pretty quick completion, which also provides a great story. Enjoy the completion!

[XBA would like to thank Necrophage33 for this Roadmap]

1979 Revolution: Black Friday Achievement Guide

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There are 39 achievements with a total of 1000 points

  • Complete Chapter 1

    Story-related; cannot be missed.

    Refer to the "The End" achievement solution for more information.

  • Complete Chapter 2

    Story-related; cannot be missed.

    Refer to the "The End" achievement solution for more information.

  • Complete Chapter 3

    Story-related; cannot be missed.

    Refer to the "The End" achievement solution for more information.

  • Complete Chapter 4

    Story-related; cannot be missed.

    Refer to the "The End" achievement solution for more information.

  • Complete Chapter 5

    Story-related; cannot be missed.

    Refer to the "The End" achievement solution for more information.

  • Complete Chapter 6

    Story-related; cannot be missed.

    Refer to the "The End" achievement solution for more information.

  • Complete Chapter 7

    Story-related; cannot be missed.

    Refer to the "The End" achievement solution for more information.

  • Complete Chapter 8

    Story-related; cannot be missed.

    Refer to the "The End" achievement solution for more information.

  • Complete Chapter 9

    Story-related; cannot be missed.

    Refer to the "The End" achievement solution for more information.

  • Complete Chapter 10

    Story-related; cannot be missed.

    Refer to the "The End" achievement solution for more information.

  • Complete Chapter 11

    Story-related; cannot be missed.

    Refer to the "The End" achievement solution for more information.

  • Complete Chapter 12

    Story-related; cannot be missed.

    Refer to the "The End" achievement solution for more information.

  • Complete Chapter 13

    Story-related; cannot be missed.

    Refer to the "The End" achievement solution for more information.

  • Complete Chapter 14

    Story-related; cannot be missed.

    Refer to the "The End" achievement solution for more information.

  • Complete Chapter 15

    Story-related; cannot be missed.

    Refer to the "The End" achievement solution for more information.

  • Complete Chapter 16

    Story-related; cannot be missed.

    Refer to the "The End" achievement solution for more information.

  • Complete Chapter 17

    Story-related; cannot be missed.

    Refer to the "The End" achievement solution for more information.

  • Complete Chapter 18

    Story-related; cannot be missed.

    Refer to the "The End" achievement solution for more information.

  • Complete Chapter 19

    Story-related; cannot be missed.

    There are a total of 19 chapters in the game - some far shorter than others - and each one is entirely linear and focused on narrative. Because of this, there's barely any effort required on the player's part to progress through the story and complete it, meaning no guide or walkthrough is needed for the story chapters. That being said, there are many achievements specific to certain chapters, so consult the roadmap if you want to minimize chapter replays.

  • Unlock all stories in 1979 Revolution: Black Friday

    This game is full of various types of collectibles: posters, tapes, photo opportunities, interactions with people, etc., and all are tracked as "stories" in the pause menu. A great guide showing all of the collectible locations can be found HERE courtesy of the people over at gamepressure. The guide is easy to follow along with as you play (or when replaying chapters, if you prefer to play blind) so I recommend keeping it open as you go.

    One important thing to note here: all of the collectible achievements are glitched in a good way. All of the related achievements only look at total number of each type of collectible, not the total number of unique collectibles. What this means is you can collect the same story over and over to unlock the corresponding achievement. So, for example, if you find a military poster, you can keep interacting with it until "Sarbaaz: The Soldier" unlocks. This applies to all types of collectibles: posters, photos, interactions, etc. Note that this also applies to this achievement too. You could literally interact with one story over and over until this achievement unlocks too. That isn't necessary, however, since this achievement will unlock unavoidably along with the others, and likely early too.

  • Unlock all stories about Iranian food and drink.

    Refer to the "Ostad: Story Master" achievement solution for more information.

  • Unlock all stories relating to the secret police and secret operations.

    Refer to the "Ostad: Story Master" achievement solution for more information.

  • Unlock all political exploration points.

    Refer to the "Ostad: Story Master" achievement solution for more information.

  • Unlock all stories relating to revolutionaries or revolutionary activity.

    Refer to the "Ostad: Story Master" achievement solution for more information.

  • Interact with everyone on the streets and the rebel headquarters.

    Refer to the "Ostad: Story Master" achievement solution for more information.

  • Unlock all pop culture related exploration points.

    Refer to the "Ostad: Story Master" achievement solution for more information.

  • Unlock all photo stories by taking every possible photo.

    Refer to the "Ostad: Story Master" achievement solution for more information.

  • Unlock all stories relating to religion or clerical leaders

    Refer to the "Ostad: Story Master" achievement solution for more information.

  • Unlock all stories relating to the Shah and the royal family.

    Refer to the "Ostad: Story Master" achievement solution for more information.

  • Unlock all stories relating to the military.

    Refer to the "Ostad: Story Master" achievement solution for more information.

  • Explore all the areas in the Home exploration.

    In chapter 14 you'll be back inside your house. To unlock this achievement, you'll need to interact with the white diamond exploration points around the house before progressing the story at the green diamond marker. Like all other collectible achievements though, this one is glitched in a good way: you don't need to find each unique one; you can instead interact with the same point over and over until this achievement unlocks.

  • Never fail a fight or run into an obstacle.

    This achievement requires you to complete the game without making a mistake or failing during a quick-time event (QTE). Thankfully there are only four chapters in the game with QTEs and they're all simple: chapters 1, 5, 8, and 16. Be aware that the QTE in chapter 16 is only available if you make the violent choice to fight the thug. Also be aware that if you don't get this achievement on your first playthrough, you'll need to play from chapter 16 to the end of the game, as this achievement unlocks upon completing the game after having not failed any QTEs.

    One other thing to be aware of is that there is an event in chapter 5 when you go for your camera and you seemingly automatically fail it. This doesn't affect this achievement.

 

Secret achievements

  • You made all peaceful choices.

    Despite there being many instances across the game where it feels like you're making either violent or peaceful choices, there are only four specific choices tied to this achievement and "Vahshi: The Savage." They are listed below. On your first playthrough of the game, I recommend making all of one type of choice. After completing the game then, replay the four chapters below and make the opposite choices to unlock the other achievement.

    1. Chapter 3: Fight him (violent) or walk away (peaceful) on the roof
    2. Chapter 5: Throw the rock (violent) or don't throw the rock (peaceful) during the protest
    3. Chapter 8: Hit Jafar (violent) or don't punch him (peaceful) at the movie theater
    4. Chapter 16: Fight the thug, then attack after the quick-time event (violent) or choose to take a picture as proof (peaceful)
  • You made all violent choices.

    Refer to the "Mazloom: The Pacifist" achievement solution for more information.

  • Successfully pass both trauma gameplays.

    There are two instances in the story where you'll need to respond to an injury. In chapter 6, you'll need to remove some shards of glass and weapon from a wound. I'm not sure if it's even possible to fail this one. In chapter 16, you'll have to attend to a wound and stitch it up. Follow the simple QTE to complete it successfully. The achievement will unlock immediately after succeeding with the second one.

    If you miss either of these somehow, you can simply replay the appropriate chapter to redo it, and if you're successful the achievement will unlock immediately.

  • Collect all the Khomeini tapes.

    The Khomeini tapes are collectibles scattered across the story and there are seven of them. Like all collectible achievements, this one is also glitched in a good way: you can collect the same tape seven times to unlock this achievement. Unfortunately though, the tapes disappear when collected, so you can't just stand there and keep collecting the same one. You can replay the same chapter and keep collecting it though.

    For a full list of all collectibles, a guide can be found in the "Ostad: Story Master" achievement solution.

  • You saved Hossein.

    At the end of chapter 17, you'll have to choose between saving either Ali or Hossein. Each has his own achievement. After making your choice, you'll then need to complete the chapter, and then chapters 18 and 19 too to finish the game. Each achievement will unlock at the end of the game, not immediately after you make your choice, unfortunately. After you've made one choice during your first playthrough, replay chapter 17 and make the other choice, then finish the game to unlock the other achievement.

  • You saved Ali.

    Refer to the "Baradar: My Brother" achievement solution for more information.

  • Fully cooperate with Hajj.

    This achievement spans the entire game. There are multiple points throughout the story in which you'll be in an interrogation room getting questioned. In order to unlock this achievement, you'll need to cooperate every time. So whenever the interrogator asks you to do something, do it. Listen to him, go along with what he says/asks, and just be cooperative in general. This achievement will unlock at the end of chapter 19 when completing the game, if you were cooperative the whole time. If not, the specific chapters to replay are chapters 2, 7, 12, and 19.

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