- Estimated achievement difficulty: 2/10
- Offline: 21 (1000)
- Online: 0 (0)
- Approximate amount of time to 1000: 6-8 hours
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
- Number of missable achievements: None (Level Select)
- Do cheat codes disable achievements?: No cheats
- Does difficulty affect achievements?: No
- Glitchy achievements: None
- Unobtainable achievements: None
- Extra equipment needed?: None
Welcome to Man Vs. Wild! If you're a urine drinking survivalist like the rest of us, then this is the game for you! Man Vs Wild is a survival game based off the popular Discovery program of the same name. I'd say it plays similar to the Cabala hunting games. You must traverse landscapes, search for collectibles, battle vicious woodland creatures, and survive! The mechanics are kinda clunky, and Bear can jump a mile, but it's a low budget game, so it's to be expected. Unfortunately there isn't a Holiday Inn nearby.
There are two difficulties to choose from: Normal and Survival mode. You do not have to play the game in Survival mode to acquire any achievements. You can complete this game in 1 Playthrough. If you're curious, Survival Mode essentially removes your HUD. You do not know when you need water or food, you just have to guess.
Playthrough 1: Complete Campaign
Use this first playthrough to get accustomed to the mechanics of Bear. You will start off with the Tutorial level and receive "Wild Man" upon its completion. This gives you the basic skills you'll need for building shelters, traversing landscapes and skydiving. Also use this playthrough to gather all collectibles, you can use the descriptions, or videos provided below. When going for the collectibles, should you miss 1 for a specific achievement, then you must replay the entire level again and collect them all again for that specific achievement. At the end of this playthrough you should have all achievements except "Bear Grylls".
About "Born Survivor" achievement: This means you can not be 'incapacitated' at any time. Being killed by the bear in Level 1 counts as being incapacitated. Sliding into a crevice in the ice cave counts as being incapacitated. Dying due to the elements will render you incapacitated. However, when falling off a rock, the game resets you to a previous checkpoint- this is not being incapacitated. Falling off the horse at the end game also does not count. As long as you don't see the screen that says "Bear has been incapacitated" you are fine. If you think you're going to be incapacitated, and are quick enough, you can press and reload the checkpoint. If you get the screen that says "Bear has been Incapacitated" you can dashboard the game quickly and then reload. I have heard of people doing this with success, but I can neither confirm or deny its effectiveness.
Step 2: Grind/Replay for Collectibles
After completing your campaign, if you've missed any of the collectibles you can just replay the level to get what you missed. Though, you will have to recollect every type of that collectible in order for the achievement to count. After you've done that, it is safe to say you can start grinding out your experience for max level. This is done by replaying the first mission (not the tutorial) over and over again. Keep doing the skydiving stunts so you rack up a lot of points. When you land, run straight until you see the saving symbol on the bottom of your screen and then reload the level.
This is a very easy game. With the guide you should spend no more than 10 hours on this game. Just make sure to grab every collectible in each level to avoid needing to replay them. Enjoy the guide!
[x360a would like to thank Xenolith666 for this roadmap]