Estimated achievement difficulty: 3/10
Offline: 50 (1000)
Approximate time: 15+ hours
Minimum number of playthroughs: 2
Missable achievements: No but check out the Roadmap
Does difficulty affect achievements: Yes (Don difficulty)
Glitched achievements: No, as far as I know.
Extra equipement?: No
Jackie Estacado, Godfather of an old mafia family, is empowered with the devastating force of the Darkness. It has been two years since Jackie used this power to kill his girlfriend's murderers. Once buried deep in his soul, the Darkness is reawakened, more powerful than ever after a brutal assassination attempt against him.
Step 1: Easy/Normal playthrough + collectibles + misc achievements.
In your first playthrough, enjoy the game on an easy difficulty as you find the collectibles and the misc achievements. I'll list them in order of appearance.
· One Man Army
· Decisions, Decisions
· The Bird is the Word
· That's Why I'm the Boss
· Carnie Kid
· Mmmm Essence!/Relic Hunter (If you bought the Collector's Edition, there's a code inside that will show you where the relics are hidden.)
If you've missed something, and you're going for the 1000, no worries as you can replay any chapter after you've completed the game once.
Step 2: Don playthrough/New Game+.
IMPORTANT NOTE: When you start your second playthrough, be sure to select the "New Game+" and NOT the "New Game". It's possible that you'll lose all your talents if you choose the start a "New Game".
It's time for your second playthrough on the "Don" difficulty. This is the hardest achievement, but it isn't all that hard. If you've collected all the relics and unlocked all the missable achievements, you don't have to worry about anything but blasting through. Please refer to the "Don of Darkness achievement" for useful tips.
Step 3: Vendettas Campaign/Hit Lists.
Now that you've covered the single player campaign, it's time for something a little different: in the Vendetta's Campaign and the Hit List missions you'll play as four different characters with different abilities, which adds some spice to the game.
There are eight chapters of Vendetta's campaign and 18 short Hit List missions but you only need to complete six of them. There are no missable achievements associated to these two game modes.
This game is very exciting and the cartoon style graphics are awesome. The executions are epic and the new Estacado's Talents makes the game even better. I feel that it is a little too short, but aside from that you won't regret playing it and the full gamerscore is fun and easy. Enjoy!
[x360a would like to thank x DIAM0NDZ for this Roadmap]