- Estimated achievement difficulty: 2/10 [Achievement Difficulty Rating]
- Offline: 17 [1000gs.png]
- Online: 0
- Approximate amount of time to 1000gs.png: 4-5 Hours [Estimated Time to 100%]
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
- Missable achievements: None
- Does difficulty affect achievements: N/A
- Unobtainable/glitched achievements: None
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The Gunk is a relatively short action adventure experience. You explore a mysterious alien planet in search of energy and uncover an even more mysterious history. During your adventure, you will meet new characters, some friendly and some not, collect resources, solve environment puzzles, and upgrade your abilities. A search for energy brought you here, but the search for the Gardener will keep you here!

Abbreviated Walkthrough:
The Gunk consists of 8 chapters, connected by a semi open world, withs ome linear paths. You'll need to search most areas for materials to upgrade your abilities (All In (50G)) and scannable objects to add to your encyclopedia (Space Archaeologists (50G)). Along the way, you will find opposition in the gunk monsters and the gunk itself. There are a number of combat related achievements; for using certain abilities (Three's a Crowd (25G)) or getting gunk beasts to run into each other (Take Charge (50G)). The rest of the achievements will unlock as you progress through the story.

If you are thorough enough, you will complete the game with all achievements earned; however, it is ciompletely possible that you still need to scan objects for Space Archaeologists (50G). Luckily, the game's final autosave is just before the final boss fight. And you can leave the area and search the entire map for any scannable objects you missed.

Aside from the Space Archaeologists (50G) achievement, this game is a nice leisurely action adventure game. The game is not particularly challenging and should only last a few hours for completionists. This is an easy and enjoy 1000gs.png to add to your collection!
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The Gunk Achievement Guide

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There are 17 achievements with a total of 1000 points

  • Craft five upgrades

  • All In



    Craft all upgrades

    There are 16 upgrades to craft in the game; however, they are not available immediately. The ability to purchase upgrades unlocks based on how many scannable objects you find (See Space Archaeologists (50G)). You will need to scan 54 of the games 58 scannable objects to unlock every upgrade avaialble to purchase.

    Each upgrade requires you to return to your campsite and access your workbench. They also require materials to purchase them (Organic, Metal, Alien, and Fiber). The Organic, Metal, and Fiber materials can be found in various plants in the environment. Throughout the game, make sure to search every nook and cranny to find hidden materials and loot caves. The game offers a surplus of these materials, so you don't need to entirely scoure the map, but you will still need to be persceptive as you progress through each area. The Alien material is dropped by enemies you defeat.
  • Scan fifteen objects

  • Scan every scannable type of object

    There are 58 scannable objects located in the game. You can scan an object by holding rb.png. You can also use lt.png to aim at objects, a red square will appear if you have already scanned it, but a blue square will appear if you haven't. Scannable objects include plants and buildings in the environment, materials, enemies, the people at your camp, etc. Most scannable objects can be found all throughout the game, while some only appear once. You can back track from the game's final autosave to scan anything you missed.

    Below is a list of scannable objects and their first location in chronological order (objects denoted with a * can only be found in that one instance):
    1. Gunk - Automatically collected at the beginning of the game
    2. Luminescent Shards - Desolate Valley
    3. Luminescent Crystal - Desolate Valley
    4. Energy Fissure - Desolate Valley
    5. Mycelium Coil - Desolate Valley
    6. Curt* - Campsite (After Chapter 1)
    7. Becks* - Campsite (After Chapter 1)
    8. Workbench* - Campsite (After Chapter 1)
    9. Hydrophonics Wall* - Campsite (After Chapter 1)
    10. Royal Pan - Campsite
    11. Red Cap - Campsite
    12. Lump Fruit - Campsite
    13. Brine Anvil - Campsite
    14. Squid Lantern - Campsite
    15. Sperrylite Analogue - Campsite
    16. Angel Kernal - Desolatee Valley
    17. Rhiza Twine - Campsite
    18. Fowl's Tongue - Campsite
    19. Tape Trunk - Desolate Valley
    20. Lunar Stool - Desolate Valley
    21. Gunk Dripper - Fungal Jungle
    22. Whale Jaw - Fungal Jungle
    23. Wing Beet - Fungal Jungle
    24. Jeweled Apple - Fungal Jungle
    25. Gunk Critter - Fungal Jungle
    26. Fungal Peppers - Fungal Jungle
    27. Smoke Shard - Fungle Jungle
    28. Hog Fungus - Fungle Jungle
    29. Tail Hive - Fungal Jungle
    30. Inscribed Tablet - Ruin Gateway
    31. Ruin Gateway - Ruin Gateway
    32. Photosensitive Trigger - Ruin Gateway
    33. The Gardener's Principle* (Alien Statue) - Ruin Gateway
    34. Signal Beacon - Ruin Gateway
    35. Portable Stove* - Campsite (After Chapter 3)
    36. Mulligan Melon - Polluted Lake
    37. Rubble - Polluted Lake
    38. Switch Chain - Polluted Lake
    39. The Gardener's Tribute* (Alien Statue) - Northern Mountain Pass
    40. The Gardener's Opus* (Alien Statue) - Southern Mountain Pass
    41. Hatch - Gunk Tower
    42. Ancient Control Panel - Gunk Tower
    43. Inscription - Deserted Mine
    44. Ruin Swing Bridge - Deserted Mine
    45. Ruin Lift - Deserted Mine
    46. Ruin Console - Deserted Mine
    47. Gunk Spitter - Lower Mine
    48. Gunk Beast - Alien Quarry
    49. Heri* - Campsite (After Chapter 6)
    50. Lock Mechanism - Desolate Valley
    51. Turbine - Garden Trail
    52. Vegetation Nursery - Abandoned City
    53. Ruin Booth* - Abandoned City
    54. Ruin Cart* - Abandoned City
    55. Laboratory Counter* - The Gardener's Studio
    56. Chair* - The Garden
    57. Environment Control Panel* - The Garden
    58. The Gardener* - The Dome of Geist
  • Throw one on another

    Gunk Critters are the most basic enemy type you will face throughout the game. They are also the only enemies that you can grab and throw. So, all you need to do is grab a gunk critter and throw it into another enemy (preferably another gunk critter) to kill both of them on impact.

    See the video below for more information.
  • Sneak up and clog

    You will first encounter gunk spitters in Chapter 5 and throughout the rest of the game. They are enemies that are rooted to the ground and shoot projectiles at you. An easy way to get this achievement is to catch a gunk spitter projectile and throw it back at them. This will stun it and allow you to run behind it. Hang out for a little bit making sure that when it is no longer stunned it has no idea you are there. Then grab it and kill it.

    See the video below for more information.
  • Make one charge off a cliff

    Gunk critters attack by jumping at you. A small red circle will appear as an indicator around a gunk critter as it prepares to jump. You will fight gunk critters all over the game, including on cliffs, near water, and on elevators. All you need to do is position yourself near the edge of an area and wait for a gunk critter to jump at you. Get out of the way and let it fall to its death.
  • Make one charge into another

    The easiest location to earn this is in Chapter 7. You will need to cleanse energy pools and the third one in this area will count as a checkpoint. Moving forward up the hill will spawn in three gunk beasts. These large enemies will charge at you if the see you. The idea here is to aggro all three of them at the same time, so that they all charge you. You will most likely get hit, but one of the other gunk beasts should run into the one that hit you if it is timed right. You can also use your Power Pulse upgrade to stun the gunk beast in place and then line up another to charge into it.

    See the video below for more information.
  • Blast three to smithereens

    You will need to unlock the Power Pulse upgrade for your pulse cannon. This upgrade isn't unlockable until you have scanned ~50 scannable objects (See Space Archaeologists (50G)) for the encyclopedia. Once unlocked, find a group of three enemies (preferably gunk critters) and kill them in quick succession. You don't need to kill all three of them with one shot.

    See the video below for more information.

Secret achievements

  • Secret

    Story-related; this unlocks in Chapter 1 for encountering your first gunk blob and cleaning it up with rt.png.
  • Secret

    Story-related; this unlocks for completing Chapter 1
  • Secret

    Story-related; this unlocks for completing Chapter 2
  • Secret

    Story-related; this unlocks for completing Chapter 5.
  • Secret

    Story-related; this unlocks for defeating your first gunk beast. Gunk beasts are an enemy type that charge at you and you need to use rt.png to suck the corruption from their backs. You can stun them with an upgraded Power Pulse or by leading them to charge into walls and other objects.
  • Story-related; this unlocks for completing Chapter 6.
  • Story-related; this unlocks for completing Chapter 7.
  • Story-related; this unlocks for completing the final chapter, Chapter 8.

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