- Estimated achievement difficulty: 3/10 [Achievement Difficulty Rating]
- Offline: 48 
- Online: 0 [Online Connection highly recommended for three achievements; Cherish Our Resources (30G), The Minds That Emerged (70G) and Transcendent Being (15G)]
- Approximate amount of time to 1000: 25-30 Hours [with shop], 50-60 Hours [without shop] [Estimated Time to 100%]
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1 + Cleanup
- Missable achievements: 2 [Transcendent Being (15G) and Supreme Support Weapons (30G)] Neither of these are missable in the shop.
- Does difficulty affect achievements: No, play on Easy if you wish.
- Unobtainable/glitched achievements: N/A
- Extra equipment needed: N/A
Welcome to my guide for NieR: Automata BECOME AS GODS Edition, developed by Platinum Games and published by Square Enix in 2017. The BECOME AS GODS edition was released on Xbox One in 2018. Humanity has been driven from Earth by mechanical beings from another world. In a final effort to take back the planet, the human resistance has fled to the moon and employs the android task force YoRHa to take back the planet. Nier Automata's gameplay boasts a graceful mix of melee and ranged combat alongside a pod program that provides unrelenting support throughout your journey. Nier Automata is unique in that you will play the game three times, from the point of view of each major android: 2B, 9S, and A2. This is considered one playthrough, as each portion is listed as such in chapter select. This game also features an achievement shop, where all non-story achievements can be purchased with in-game currency. This means that all achievements are technically not missable unless you do not wish to purchase them at the end of your journey. If you do not wish to use the achievement shop, keep Transcendent Being (15G) and Supreme Support Weapons (30G) in mind during your journey so you do not miss them. Without further ado, let’s get into it.
Step 1: Complete Route A as 2B.
During this step, enjoy the story from 2B’s point of view and do all side quests when they appear. While you only need 80% of the side quests for the related achievement, most side quests give you unique materials needed for upgrading weapons and pods. You can also tackle most of the endings listed under Transcendent Being (15G) as long as they are related to 2B. You can also take the time to knock out miscellaneous achievements if you’d like. If you plan on using the achievement shop, feel free to play the game at your leisure as nothing is missable.
Step 2: Complete Route B as 9S.
Continue the story, this time from 9S’s point of view. Once again, continue doing all side quests as they appear, as well as new endings unique to 9S. Keep in mind that 9S’s playthrough is where Supreme Support Weapons (30G) becomes missable, as you need to grind out a specific item before advancing too far into the story.
Step 3: Complete Route C and D as A2.
Once you have beaten route B, you will begin A2’s story. For one final time you will want to complete all side quests as they appear as well as all endings related to A2. Once you beat the game, you will obtain one of the two game’s endings depending on your choice. Once you have made your choice, use Chapter Select to return to 17-09 and make the opposite choice. This will trigger ending E as well. I recommend connecting to the internet if possible to obtain ending E, as it may be next to impossible without aid from other players' sacrificed save data. At the end of this step, do not sacrifice your data unless you have earned every achievement.
Step 4: Cleanup and Achievement Shop (optional).
From here on out, you can use Chapter Select to clean up any missing achievements and non-missables. You will also have access to the Achievement Shop in the main camp after completing the game, if you choose to use it. Achievements will be expensive; but you can save before-hand, purchase achievements, then load your save to keep your currency and purchase the rest. The Achievement Shop can be accessed by talking to the Strange Resistance Woman and chose the dialog option: "Request unlocking you-know-what."
Nier Automata is a fantastic game that I would recommend to anyone. The gameplay is easy to pick up and the soundtrack is one of my favorites of all time. The inclusion of an Achievement Shop also allows players to play the game however they want. Whether you want to get all achievements legit or just beat the game at your own pace, you can easily obtain all achievements in Nier Automata.