- Estimated achievement difficulty: 4/10
- Offline: 12 (200 )
- Online: 0 (0 )
- Approximate amount of time to 200 : 6-10 hours
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 3
- Number of missable achievements: 0
- Do cheat codes disable achievements? No cheats
- Does difficulty affect achievements? None
- Glitchy achievements: None
- Unobtainable achievements: None
- Extra equipment needed? N/A
Welcome to Watchmen: The End is Nigh, released both on the Xbox Live Arcade and on a retail disc with its follow up: Watchmen: The End is Nigh Part 2, this is a fairly simply beat-em-up game based on the events prior to the Watchmen film. This game will require you to, in theory, play through it at least three times - once as Rorschach, once as Nite Owl, and once during local co-op, though you'll more than likely have to play through for a fourth time to obtain the 'Turbo' achievement.
Step 1: First playthrough as Rorschach/Nite Owl
Start the game as normal and choose whoever you want to play as, it doesn't matter as you'll play with both characters eventually. As you make your way though the game, follow this guide to obtain all the pick-ups in each level. There are times when you cannot backtrack in a level, so if you miss something then you can either replay the chapter from the beginning, or finish the game and then replay a chapter from the main menu.
Step 2: Second playthrough as Rorscach/Nite Owl
Again, start a game and play as the character you did not play as before. Run through the game again, making sure to get all the pick-ups, and keep an eye on the miscellaneous achievements as well in case you still need to unlock any of those. It's unlikely you'll unlock the Turbo achievement, though in theory you can, so take a look at this guide prior to playing if you're up for the challenge.
Step 3: Co-op playthrough
Now comes the co-op run, this is local co-op only as the game has no online play, so hopefully you have a friend to help you, if not you're on your own. Ensure you unlock the Untouchable achievement while on stage 1, hang back with your main controller and let the other character do all the fighting, and restart if you take any damage. Again just play through the game, you should be able to do it quite quickly with all the power-ups, though be careful to hang back with one character, because if either dies you have to restart from your last checkpoint, and it can be hard to fight well if you're playing by yourself. By the end of this playthrough you should have every achievement except, most likely, for Turbo.
Step 4: Mop-up
If you still don't have the Vigilante achievement at this point, go to the last level, and as you fight Underboss at the end there will be infinite spawning enemies who you can kill in two hits. They're meant to be thrown at Underboss, but if you keep killing them, they'll keep spawning, so you will get this achievement very quickly. You will most likely need to play the game again to unlock the Turbo achievement, so see above for a very good guide on that.
Three or four playthroughs may seem like a lot, but this game is very short, and one of the best looking games on the Xbox Live Arcade. You should be able to get the full 200 in one day, if you have the patience to play the game over and over. Have fun cleaning up the city!