Overview
- Estimated achievement difficulty: 10/10
- Offline: 44
- Online: 6
- Approximate amount of time to 1000 : 100+ hours
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1 (for story mode)
- Number of missable achievements: None
- Glitched achievements: 9 (at least)
- Do cheat codes disable achievements? No
- Does difficulty affect achievements? No

Introduction
Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe is an interesting game. While the plot isn't that extraordinary the gameplay is mildly entertaining. Based on the Mortal Kombat-style of fighting, you pit DC heroes like Batman against Outworld psychopaths like Scorpion.
This game can be beaten in less than 100 hours, of course, but if you're like me, you've become so frustrated that you wish you never popped this game into your disc tray. In any event, here's the rundown.

Step 1: Story Mode (9 for 210 )
First of all, as a warning, there have been several complaints about these Achievements not unlocking. You get one Achievement for beating Chapter 1, Chapter 3 and Chapter 5 as well as one for completing the entire story; this should give you 8 Achievements (4 for MK and 4 for DC). The last Achievement in this set, The Ultimate Evil!, will unlock when you complete both story modes. Keep in mind that if the Achievement for a chapter or story doesn't unlock, you have to replay the entire thing over again.

Step 2: Arcade Mode (6 for 185 )
Arcade mode is a lot less time consuming than story mode, but isn't any more entertaining. Just beat Arcade Mode with every character Mortal Kombat (including Shao Khan) and go to town then repeat with the DC characters (including Darkseid). To speed the process up, put the difficulty to Easy and make it one round lasting for thirty seconds.

Now turn the difficulty to Very Hard and beat it without using a continue. Most people use Superman (for his laser eyes) or Green Lantern (for his hammer), but you can use whoever you're good with. Just keep the rounds at thirty seconds.
The last Arcade-based Achievement is to perform an 11-hit combo. Easily done with The Flash by pressing Back, Forward, .

Step 3: Kombo Challenges (23 for 160 )
These are the reason this game is a 10/10 difficulty. They seem like harmless little things, after all they're only worth 5 each, but when you actually play them, you'll learn that a good chunk of that 100 hours is spent on them.

Just follow the combination at the top of the screen to perform the move and when you complete it, a huge explosion of colored paper will appear along with the word 'Success'. As you advance, the combos get harder and harder so be patient and you'll get them eventually. Also check the forum for videos as they are insanely helpful. There are 22 characters to complete, each one with 10 combos. Yeah, 220 combos to perform. Good luck.
The 23rd Achievement is the easiest. Just complete all the combos for all 22 characters.

Step 4: Online Mode (5 for 200 )
The online Achievements aren't as bad as the combos but you will definitely get frustrated. Just get a Flawless Victory, win a Chat Room match, play 100 Chat Room matches (you don't have to win), play 10 Ranked Matches (you don't have to win) and win 25 Ranked Matches in a row.

For the 25 in a row, use Superman (for his laser eyes) or Green Lantern (for his hammer). These characters' attacks keep their opponent at a distance and thus make it easier to maintain good HP. Just beware of people who like to be total jerks online and disconnect mid-fight. This WILL reset your streak!

Step 5: Special Moves and Finishers (5 for 240 )
This step is purely for the Finishers and Special attacks, but you can get a 5th Achievement that otherwise would take a lot of time to get. Go into Versus Mode with a second controller (or Guitar Hero guitar) and set up one round for thirty seconds. Perform your Specials and Finishers on the idle character and when the round is over start it up again. You need 200 Versus Matches for the Achievement.

There is a great list of Finishers in the Guide located in the MK vs DCU forum. You get two Achievements for performing any Finisher (one for Brutality, one for Fatality) and one Achievement for performing all the Finishers.

Special Moves, unlike Finishers, can be performed at any time. For example, when you freeze someone with Sub-Zero, you've performed a Special Move. Every character has 5 or 6 so get a complete list (located in the MK vs DCU guide in the forums) and go nuts for the 5th Achievement.

Conclusion
While the Achievements look fairly easy, they can be a pain. In fact, some would say that this game is as frustrating as Dragonball Z: Burst Limit. In any case, you will sooner or later get your full 1000, albeit at the cost of your sanity and maybe even a few controllers.

Just keep trying and use every video and walkthrough you have at your disposal and, as I said before, good luck!
 
x360a would like to thank Slipknot1988 for this Road Map

Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe Achievement Guide

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There are 50 achievements with a total of 1000 points

  • Complete Story Mode DC Universe Chapter 1

    See "The Ultimate Evil!"

  • Complete Story Mode DC Universe Chapter 3

    See "The Ultimate Evil!"

  • Complete Story Mode DC Universe Chapter 5

    See "The Ultimate Evil!"

  • Complete Story Mode MK Chapter 1

    See "The Ultimate Evil!"

  • Complete Story Mode MK Chapter 3

    See "The Ultimate Evil!"

  • Complete Story Mode MK Chapter 5

    See "The Ultimate Evil!"

  • Complete the MK side of Story Mode

    See "The Ultimate Evil!"

  • Complete the DC Universe side of Story Mode

    See "The Ultimate Evil!"

  • Perform Klose Kombat

    One of the easiest achievements in the game. Just press to initiate a grab event and the achievement will pop.
  • Perform a Free-Fall Transition

    Just kick an opponent through a wall and the free-fall will initiate.

  • Perform a 10-hit combo in Arcade Mode

    Simply go into Arcade Mode, pick Flash and use his back, forward + combo on the opponent, which should land a clean 11 hits and net you the achievement. Sonya Blade's Bicycle Kick does the trick as well, with 10 hits.
  • Do anyone’s Fatality

    See "The Finisher"

  • Do anyone’s Heroic Brutality

    See "The Finisher"

  • Finish Arcade Mode with an MK character

    Just finish Arcade Mode on any difficulty with a character from the Mortal Kombat universe. Note that you only have to beat Dark Kahn (the final boss) as your character of choice: all other opponents can be beaten with another character. Set round count to 1 and time to 30, and you should get this fairly quickly.
  • Finish Arcade Mode with a DC character

    Just finish Arcade Mode on any difficulty with a character from the DC universe. Note that you only have to beat Dark Kahn (the final boss) as your character of choice: all other opponents can be beaten with another character. Set round count to 1 and time to 30, and you should get this fairly quickly.
  • Complete Arcade Mode with all DC characters

    See "Super Hero", and just rinse and repeat with every DC character.

  • Complete Arcade Mode with all MK characters

    See "Mortal Kombat Champion", and just rinse and repeat with every MK character.
  • Complete Both Mortal Kombat and DC Universe Stories

    You will get all of the story achievements by simply playing through Story Mode with either MK or DC characters.

  • Play 200 Versus Matches

    Simply plug in a second controller and beat the crap out of the dummy opponent. You can boost towards The Finisher and Super Moves Master using these matches as well, so that should make it at least a little less tedious.
  • Perform all finishing moves in the game

    You have to perform every character's Fatality or Heroic Brutality at least once to get this achievement. Shao Kahn and Darkseid do not have finishing moves. For a complete list of all special moves and finishing moves, please refer to this thread.
  • Complete Baraka's Kombo Challenge

    See "Supreme Champion"

  • Complete Batman's Kombo Challenge

    See "Supreme Champion"

  • Complete Catwoman's Kombo Challenge

    See "Supreme Champion"

  • Complete Deathstroke's Kombo Challenge

    See "Supreme Champion"

  • Complete the Flash's Kombo Challenge

    See "Supreme Champion"

  • Complete Green Lantern's Kombo Challenge

    See "Supreme Champion"

  • Complete Jax's Kombo Challenge

    See "Supreme Champion"

  • Complete the Joker's Kombo Challenge

    See "Supreme Champion"

  • Complete Kano's Kombo Challenge

    See "Supreme Champion"

  • Complete Kitana's Kombo Challenge

    See "Supreme Champion"

  • Complete Lex Luthor's Kombo Challenge

    See "Supreme Champion"

  • Complete Liu Kang's Kombo Challenge

    See "Supreme Champion"

  • Complete Raiden's Kombo Challenge

    See "Supreme Champion"

  • Complete Scorpion's Kombo Challenge

    See "Supreme Champion"

  • Complete Shang Tsung's Kombo Challenge

    See "Supreme Champion"

  • Complete Captain Marvel's Kombo Challenge

    See "Supreme Champion"

  • Complete Sonya's Kombo Challenge

    See "Supreme Champion"

  • Complete Sub-Zero's Kombo Challenge

    See "Supreme Champion"

  • Complete Superman's Kombo Challenge

    See "Supreme Champion"

  • Complete Wonder Woman's Kombo Challenge

    See "Supreme Champion"

  • Beat Arcade Max without using a continue

    One of the hardest achievements in the game. You have to beat Arcade Mode on the highest difficulty setting without using any continues. Set difficulty to Very Hard, rounds to 1 and timer to 30 and then spam any broken cheap move in the game. Darkseid's Omega Beam (back, back, ) is highly favored by some players, Superman's laser beam move should also work pretty well.
  • Finish Kombo Challenge mode on MK and DC

    This achievement unlocks after you completed every character's Kombo Challenge. Check out this YouTube channel for video guides on all characters' Kombo Challenges.
  • Win a Chat Room Match Online

     
    Simply join a chat room, challenge whoever is available and win the fight. This can be boosted with a friend.
  • Play 10 Ranked Matches Online

    Simply host or join 10 ranked matches. No need to win them, playing will do for this achievement.
  • Win 25 Ranked Matches in a row

    Thought the 10 straight ranked matches in Street Fighter IV was more than enough? Well, meet this insane little puppy. Winning 25 ranked matches in a row is just ridiculously hard, of course depending on the skill of the opponents you're up against. Some people will glitch, cheat, or quit out and the best part is: this will end your streak. Seeing how you always join random people when looking for ranked matches, this achievement really cannot be boosted. If you want to give it a try however, just request a boosting session in our Achievement Trading Thread. Good luck.
  • Play 100 Chat Lobby Matches Online

    Keep joining chat lobbies and challenging people to fights. You have to play 100 matches this way, not win them, to get this achievement.
  • Get a Flawless Victory Online

    This can be boosted with a friend through chat lobby matches, but you can probably also just use a character that you're comfortable and try to get this in a match with a random opponent.
 

Secret achievements

  • Complete Darkseid's Kombo Challenge

    See "Supreme Champion"

  • Complete Shao Khan's Kombo Challenge

    See "Supreme Champion"

  • Perform all Super Moves and Promoves

    See this thread on the Midway forum for an overview of all special moves and promoves. To do a Promove, you have to time the execution of your second move perfectly to the flash on screen while executing your first special move. You can get this achievement in Practice Mode.

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