Estimated Achievement Difficulty: 6/10 , 8/10 
Offline: 50 
Online: 0 
Approximate Amount of Time to 1000/1000: 12-15+ hours
Minimum Number of Playthroughs needed: 2
Number of Missable Achievements: None [chapter select]
Do Cheat Codes Disable Achievements: No cheat codes
Does Difficulty Affect Achievements: Yes
Glitchy Achievements: 1 [Fistful of Burrito]
Unobtainable Achievements: None
Extra Equipment Needed: Kinect Sensor Introduction.
Real Big Shootin' DLC
- Difficulty: 4/10
- Time to 250: 2-3 Hours
- Unobtainable: None
El Diablo's Merican Adventure DLC
- Difficulty: 4/10
- Time to 250: 3-5 Hours
- Unobtainable: None
The Gunstringer is set as a play which takes place in the Old West. The game is played as though it were acted out on a theater stage. It begins with live action footage in a theater where people have attended to see the show. The setting of the play revolves around a character known simply as The Gunstringer, an undead marionette sheriff betrayed by his posse. The game begins as he rises from his grave, bent on revenge.
Campaign. In this play through you will simply be completing and enjoying the game. You will unlock all progression achievements during this play through along with as many other achievements you can get.
Step 2. Hardcore In this play through you will be going through on hardcore. The differences between normal and hardcore are they shoot and reload 3 times the normal rate and their are traps spread across that map. Damage is twice that of standard mode. And the final change: If you die you get kicked straight to the dashboard.
Step 3. Gold Medals On this step you will need to go back and collect gold medals on the levels you did not get gold on while going through the game on normal and hardcore. View "Perfectionists" for details on gold medals.
Real Big Shootin'
First Playthrough - Two Player Mode
You'll have to do several playthoughs to get all the achievements so I'd suggest going ahead and getting the only multiplayer achievement out of the way. The other achievements will unlock during this mode also so it's a win-win. You can start trying for the 10 kills with one shot achievements.
Second Playthrough and Mop Up
You'll have to play through the DLC several times to get all the achievements, mainly for "Real Big Completin'" and "Real Big Specialin'". Playing through several times will get you those achievements. During these playthroughs is when you should try for "Real Big Scoring".
El Diablo's Merican Adventure
Take your time with the levels. There are 3 levels. Two of those are quite long shooting levels, while one is a rather senseless but funny "juggle the cow" level.
The shooting levels may seem hard at first, but the key is memorizing. You'll need to learn when your enemies and when civilians are popping up. Often the civilians and enemies are popping up at the same time, but the civilians will go back earlier so you can freely go for the enemies.
Always keep in mind that you're using a shotgun, so your shoot is spraying widely. You can use this to get 2 or 3 enemies at once, but also be sure not shoot civilians because of this.
You will most likely get 8 of 10 achievements on your first playthrough through the 3 levels if you were already going for the cow juggling achievements.
You can select every level at will after you completed them in a row once. Look at the description for the specific achievements you're missing to net them.
Step 4. Mop Up On this step you will need to "mop up" or finish the remaining achievements you may or may not have completed during the previous steps.
Conclusion The Gunstringer is not a easy game achievement wise. The first 700 or so gamerscore is relatively easy and gained by simple completion of the game, where as the rest requires you to complete the four plays on hardcore and reach gold in all levels. However, this game is very enjoyable and one of the best Kinect titles to date. You will have lots of fun shooting baddies along the journey of your additional 1500 gamerscore. If you have stuck through with the Road Map and Guide, CONGRATULATIONS on your well earned completion.
[x360a would like to thank Blarghinator for this Roadmap]
[x360a would like to thank Skorpion x360a for the Real Big Shootin' DLC Roadmap]
[x360a would like to thank ShadowStefan for the El Diablo's Merican Adventure DLC Roadmap]