-Estimated achievement difficulty: 5
-Offline: 50 (1000)
-Online: 0 (0)
-Approximate amount of time to 1000: 15-25 hours
-Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 3
-Number of missable achievements: 0
-Do cheat codes disable achievements? No cheats
-Does difficulty affect achievements? Yes
-Glitchy achievements: None
-Unobtainable achievements: None
-Extra equipment needed? Microsoft Kinect
Rise of Nightmares by Sega is a first-person survival horror game for Kinect. This is no rail-shooter; you can move anywhere in the game world, and interact with objects by using realistic gestures. While the controls may take some getting used to, once you have them down the game is tons of fun. The thrill of hacking and slashing creatures to pieces with your hands never gets tired, though your arm will.
Step 1: Humane Playthrough
The three achievements for playing through on each difficulty do not stack, so you might as well start on the easiest setting. This will also allow you to get familiar with the game and its controls.
In this playthrough, make it a point to kill every creature you see, pick up every weapon, tarot card and detective’s tape, and view all secret events. This will net you Creature Hunter, Tarot Master, Master Sleuth,and Sharp-Eyed Traveler. You will also earn progress towards, and likely earn many of the weapon-specific kill achievements. Your kill counts carry over to each playthrough, so there’s no need to try and get all the kill-based achievements in one go.
Beating the game on this difficulty will get you Nightmare Escapee,and unlock the Torture difficulty and Endless Nightmare mode.
Step 2: No Mercy Playthrough
Now play again on the normal difficulty, No Mercy. Finish up any weapon-based kill achievements you can. Completing the game this time will earn you Nightmare Defeater.
Step 3: Torture Playthrough without Dying
Now that you’ve beaten the game twice, you should know what you’re doing. This playthrough can be tough, as you can die in one or two hits. If you do die, shut the Xbox off before the Game Over screen appears to make sure your death doesn’t count. If successful, you will earn both Nightmare Vanquisher and Master of the Nightmare.
Step 4: Endless Nightmare
Now comes the difficult part, Act 10, which is on Torture difficulty. You need to complete each of the three scenes within the time allotted to get an A rank. Doing so will get you Escape From the Grasp of Evil, Live to Tell the Tale, Fight or Flight, and Endless Nightmare.
While playing, make sure to pick up the few weapons in this act that are needed for Weapon Master.
At this point you will likely have all the achievements. If you are missing any, such as a weapon kill achievement, load up an appropriate scene and get it done. Celebrate your 1000 in Rise of Nightmares!