-Estimated achievement difficulty: 7/10
-Approximate amount of time to 1000: 40-80 hours
-Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 33
-Number of missable achievements: None
-Glitched achievements: None
-Do cheat codes disable achievements?: No Cheats
Soul Calibur 4 is the first game of the series on a next-gen console, and is the last game of the series. The game isn't a hard 1000, but an extremely annoying one, thanks to the achievement Transcend History and the World.
Step #1: Story Mode
One of the most annoying things you'll have to do is complete every character's story mode, even the bonus characters. Seeing as you have to do 33 different story modes, this will be a while. Thankfully each characters story mode is only 10-15 minutes each, and you only need to do one on hard.
The reason why you have to go through every character's story mode is because upon competing a character's story, it unlocks two weapons for them. You do not need to complete Arcade with every character, as that will only give you a little bit of money.
Step #2: The Tower of Lost Souls
The Tower of Lost Souls isn't hard at first, but the last few floors will test your patience. The most reliable way to go through the tower is to spam one of Astaroth's attacks. The attack requires you to hold back-left on the (back-right if you are on the right side of the screen), and then you must hold , and after that attack, you can either hit or . Using this combo, along with Health Drain A, can make going through the tower very easy.
Tower of Lost Souls Unlockable Equipment FAQ
As you ascend, make sure you grab Legendary Hidden Treasures.You can buy all of the equipment from the store, so you only have to do the easy hidden objectives.
There is also a nice trick that allows you grind money fairly quickly. Using the strategy displayed in Tower of Gold, you can buy all of the equipment easily.
Step #3: Multiplayer
Before going online, you have a decision to make. Out of all of the characters in the game, find the one that suits your style of play the best. There are a lot of high ranked players in this game that will beat you if you don't know what you're doing. While you could spam attacks, any decent human player will know how to counter you, so you really have to learn how to play with a character.
Of course, you could always try to boost the achievements. Host a 40 second custom character match, and hope someone finds you. Seeing as how no one plays this option much, it shouldn't be too hard to find your boost buddy. If you need a boosting partner, try the Achievement Trading Thread.
Soul Calibur 4 is an annoying, but doable 1000. While going online and Transcend History and the World can be a pain, with enough time and effort, they can be done.
[x360a would like to thank GameFreak47 for this Road Map]