- Estimated achievement difficulty: 2/10
- Offline: 18 [1000 ]
- Online: 0
- Approximate amount of time to 1000 : 12-15 hours
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
- Number of missable achievements: 0
- Glitched achievements: 0
- Do cheat codes disable achievements?: No
- Does difficulty affect achievements?: No
Superman Returns is frequently at the top of everyone's "easiest 1000 " list and for good reason. Almost no skill is required for any achievement in the game. It only takes so long to 1000 because two of the achievements are based on how long you've played the game and how far you've traveled. This road map will guide you to the fastest possible 1000 .
Cheats do not disable achievements. To enter a cheat, simply punch it in at the Gladiator's Arena in the pause menu.
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Step 1: Start a new game. First, you'll face off against a few meteors and put out some fires. Nothing difficult as this is the intro chapter that teaches you how to play the game. Finishing this chapter nets you the "Armageddon Averted" achievement. As soon as you are transported into Warworld, ignore the fight. Fly around the room lifting the large discs that are stacked into towers and just toss them aside. Each one weighs in at 65,000 pounds - the heaviest item in the game. If you totally ignore the enemy and just fly around lifting until you are defeated, you will have lifted around 2.5 million pounds. Its alright if you die because you'll spawn right at the last checkpoint, which is the beginning of this fight, and you keep all your lifting stats. At 2.5 million pounds per life, it will take you about eight tries to unlock the "Heavy Lifting" achievement. Once you are satisfied with your lifting, go ahead and finish the battle. Its super easy, just attack with combos and throw the large discs when one of the enemies grows to superhuman size. When you have done this you will net the "Warworld" achievement.
3/18 for 110/1000 so far.
Now you are back in Metropolis and the regular part of the game officially starts. Immediately pause the game and enter one of the cheats listed in this thread if you care to get the "Not that Super" achievement. Its only 0, so its entirely up to you. As you fly around the map, you will encounter random enemies and events. None of these are difficult at all. Just keep locating events and completing them until you get a boss fight. It might be tempting to go for any of the mini-game achievements at this time, but its easier in the long run to leave them for after you have completed the story mode. Important: stay away from any and every kitten you see. If you obtain one now and go through the list later to get the full 100 you will have no idea which one you have and it'll mess you up almost to the point where you will have to start a new game.
For now, just complete random battles and fighting enemies as you see them. After a few hours of fighting you will have obtained the "Metallo Mastered", "Me aM savE yOU!", and "The Mongul Hordes" achievements. Sometime during the story you are guaranteed to unlock the "Versatile Fighter" achievement during the many, many random encounters. Even just button mashing will unlock this. The final mission of the game is an encounter with 3 mini tornado and then a huge tornado. A lot of people think this battle is difficult, but its really super easy. Just make sure to save the three victims after the first mini tornado and you should have enough life during the huge tornado to not worry at all about getting hit. Just blast the center tornado with heat when the outer tornado is blue and blast with cold when its red. Takes no time at all and when its over you'll net the final story achievement "Twisted". "Souped-Up Superman" will also unlock at this time for completing the story.
Now on to the mini-games. First, use this guide/map to find the bizzaro levels and the race levels. The Race levels must be done in order from 1-9, but it doesn't matter because they don't appear on the map until you have completed the previous one. The bizzaro levels are super easy. Just follow what the guide says to do and you'll have no problem. On to the kittens! Just follow this guide/map and get them in order, checking off each one as you find them. It's best to wait until last to do this because it takes around an hour and also, if you are trying to find a kitten earlier in the game, a battle will spawn sometimes as you are inches from a kitten. Kittens are NOT obtainable during an encounter even though they stay on the map, meaning you have to go find that same one again after the fight. After completing these three mini-games you will have the following achievements: "Mr. Whiskers", "Super Sonic", "You Am Bizarro!", "Mr. What's-his-name", and "Hero of Metropolis".
15/18 for 910/1000
If you have not already gotten the "Roadside Assistance" achievement during the story mode, just pick up any random car and set it back down over and over until it unlocks. The reason you shouldn't have to worry about it until now is because you will probably get it anyway much earlier. It's just quicker to ignore it until the last moment. That leaves only two achievements and they are both the two easiest in the game AND the most annoying. All you have to do is use a rubber band to hold down . Its also probably a good idea to find something to tilt the both up and to one of the sides to continuously fly in a circle. Now, just go to sleep or leave the house or whatever you want to do. It takes about 6-8 hours of playtime to complete the story and mini-games and after having done all this you will only be around 2,000 - 3,000 miles traveled. After about 7 hours of Superman flying in a circle you should have unlocked both the remaining achievements. If not, just keep him flying in a circle until they do which will net you the last two remaining achievements - "Frequent Flyer", and "The Greatest Day".
18/18 for 1000/1000
Of course any of the mini-game achievements can be completed at any time, but its just easier to wait as you will have less interruption from the story. There are still random encounters after the story mode is completed, but not nearly as many. If, for some reason, you did not get the heavy lifting achievement at the beginning, you have two options. If you are currently at around 15 million pounds or more, just lift construction site I-beams until it unlocks. They weigh 11,000 pounds each so it'll take a little while. If you are anywhere under this number start a brand new game and follow this road map as it will go MUCH faster lifting those discs 300 times for 20 million pounds than the 1819 I-beams. Enjoy!!!