- Estimated achievement difficulty: 4/10
- Offline: 12 [1000 ]
- Online: 0 [0 ]
- Approximate time: 60+ Hours [depending on if you skip cut scenes]
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 3
- Missable achievements: 1
- Does difficulty affect Achievements? 3
- Unobtainable achievements: 0
- Extra equipment needed?: None
- Avatar Awards: 0
- Cheats: 0

You will first start out in the other world which soon turns into Greenvale. Stepping into the shoes of Agent York may seem rather strange at first, but you will soon find out you are here for a reason. As you progress you will encounter a whole cast of characters, cheesy one liners and a very limited soundtrack. The graphics may not be this games selling point, but the story will start to grab you once you progress through the episodes.

This game will take you on a rather interesting journey through a murder investigation. The games episodes vary in length, some longer than others but the balance between them may seem harsh at first. You will need to play through the game several times so taking a break from each investigation may aid you progress.

Playthrough 1: Easy & Side Quests/Trading Cards
Your first playthrough is where you will learn everything about your investigation and complete all the story related achievements.

+ Complete your first investigation
+ Complete Side Quests (rewards & trading cards)
+ Locate MP5, RPG, or Magnum with unlimited ammo (rewards from side quests)

There are several weapons which will make your playthrough much easier. Complete the requried side quests for these rewards. See "Game Completed on Hard!" for further information on these weapons and locations.

Trading Cards
This is the only missable achievement in the game, there are 65 trading cards. You will have to spend a large amount of your time running around completing side quests for these rewards.

See "Collect all trading cards!" for further information.

Playthrough 2: Normal
This playthrough will be much like your first but a little faster. If you have collected all the Trading Cards you will just need to make it from start to finish of your investigation.

+ Complete the second investigation
+ Locate unlimited ammo weapons

Playthrough 3: Hard
If you have made it this far you will be ready for your last playthrough of the game. The first two playthroughs should have shown you everything you need to know about this game to finish it off one more time.

+ Complete the last investigation
+ Locate unlimited ammo MP5, RPG, Magnum
+ Keep enemies at a distance
+ Save and Sleep/eat often

Overall this game isn't too hard, but will require several playthroughs. If you managed to make it through each playthrough and collect all the trading cards, congratulations on completing Deadly Premonition to 1000.

[x360a would like to thank Fizzmatix for this Road Map]

Deadly Premonition Achievement Guide

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There are 12 achievements with a total of 1000 points


    Secret achievements

    • Prologue completed.

      This is a story related achievement and will unlock with natural progression.

      • 00 York & Zach
    • Completed Episode 1

      This is a story related achievement and will unlock with natural progression.

      • 01 First day of Investigation
      • 02 Sheriff Office
      • 03 Autopsy Report
      • 04 Profiling
      • 05 Murder Site
      • 06 Greenvale Inhabitants
      • 07 Dinner
    • Completed episode 2 (part 1).

      This is a story related achievement and will unlock with natural progression.

      • 08 Muses Gallery
      • 09 A&G
      • 10 The 2nd Sacrifice
    • Completed episode 2 (part 2).

      This is a story related achievement and will unlock with natural progression.

      • 11 Lost Child
      • 12 Fallen Goddess
      • 13 Past
    • Completed episode 3.

      This is a story related achievement and will unlock with natural progression.

      • 14 Tea Break
      • 15 Red Seeds
      • 16 Hidden Memories
      • 17 New Raincoat Killer
      • 18 The 13th Bell
      • 19 Apartment
      • 20 Cruel Device
    • Completed episode 4.

      This is a story related achievement and will unlock with natural progression.

      • 21 Cat Fight
      • 22 The Throne of Abyss
      Boss Fight:

      This fight is fairly straightforward. You will have to shoot at Thomas while he jumps around on the clock tower gears. There are several quick-time events but nothing that will slow you down to much. You will only have to go through one phase with Thomas, just take your time and aim carefully.
    • Completed episode 5.

      This is a story related achievement and will unlock with natural progression.

      • 23 Dawn
      • 24 Red Tree
      Boss Fight:

      Phase 1
      This may seem a little daunting to start with, but once you know how to attack George you should have any issues with the rest of the fight. You need to shoot the symbol on his back. There are several ways to do this, either run around behind him, dodge his thrown axe attack and shoot when you have a clear shot. Or you can allow him to charge you and use the quick-time events to move out the way.

      Try not to fumble the quick-time events as he will finish you off with very little effort.

      Phase 2
      Much like the first phase you will need to shoot the symbol on Georges back. You can either run around until you have a clear shot or wait until he charges you and excite the quick-time events. Keep moving and you shouldn't have any issues.

      Phase 3:
      This phase is much easier than the others. You will need to be quick though as George will throw axes at you. Once he has thrown the axe lock onto it with the and shoot until an animation starts.
    • Completed episode 6.

      This is a story related achievement and will unlock with natural progression.

      • 25 Zach Morgan
      Boss Fight:

      Phase 1:
      This fight will start after the length cut scene, Kaysen will be hanging from the ceiling of the theater. You need to keep shooting at him until you waste his health bar. Once you knock him down his will jump at you with a rush attack. Complete the quick-time event and he will hit the wall behind you. At this point he will be laying on the floor in front of the stage. Keep shooting him until he repeats the previous sequence.

      Phase 2:
      You will enter another cut scene where Kaysen will transform into yet another abomination. As you continue past the cut scene you will need to complete a very redundant and annoying set of quick-time events. This whole section is just quick-time based events so just keep at them until you compete the area.

      Phase 3:
      This last section of the fight can be quite confusing if you don't know where to shoot. Kaysen will be holding a small doll of himself, keep shooting it and dodging he various attacks. Using the and to avoid his slam attack. Trying to run away from this attack can be quite awkward, Just keep your distance when he's about to hit the ground.

      Phase 4:
      Kaysen will turn around and hide the doll in his pocket. He will start to hit the ground again, avoid his attack and the streams. Run toward his hand and climb on by pressing the . Run up his arm and shoot the dolls head.

      Episode 7:

      • 26 Epilogue
    • Completed all episodes on easy difficulty.

      This achievement does not stack!

      See Game Completed on Hard!
    • Completed all episodes on normal difficulty.

      This achievement does not stack!

      See Game Completed on Hard!
    • Completed all episodes on hard difficulty.

      There are no easy ways to earn this set of achievements. You will have to play through the game three times before to complete all difficulties.

      You may want to play through the game at least once on Normal or Easy just to get a feel for what to do. The game isn't that difficult so just take your time.

      Keep your distance and back up when possible. Most enemies have little to no reaction when shot so they will keep walking up to you until they die. While holding the use the to lock onto your targets. This may be a little confusing to start with but it will help with the clunky aiming.

      This may get a little tedious until you get the hang of it. You will need to sleep and eat just like you would in real life. You can access your sleep and food bars by pressing , just be careful as once your food meter drops your health will start to diminish.

      Sleeping will restore your health, though it will lower your food meter. Make sure you always have a food source in your inventory. If you died and have to continue, the game will give back a small amount of your food meter.

      Unlimited Ammo
      You will find various weapons around Greenvale, but you will have to complete side quests for people to earn the unlimited ammo rewards.

      Pistol: You will start out with this weapon and unlimited ammo for it.

      Shotgun: Complete side quest B from Keith Ingram.

      MP5: Complete side quest A from Keith Ingram.

      Flamethrower: Complete Brian the Insomniacs side quest.

      There are several other weapons which you will earn through completing the side quests, See "Collect all trading cards!" for a link to the side quest guide.
    • Recovered all the trading cards.

      There are 65 trading cards scattered all over Greenvale, you can find them marked on your map with a green playing card. Not every card will be listed on the map as some can only be found in the various buildings and locations.

      This guide Trading Card Guide and this guide Side Quest Guide will help you find all the trading cards.

      Certain episodes and chapters won't allow you to access Greenvale. Completing most of these quests early on would be best.

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