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*                            Game: Mass Effect 2                             *
*                    System: Xbox 360 (also for PS3 and PC)                  *
*                        Type: Achievment/Trophy Guide                       *
*                           Written By: Gamer364                             *
*                              Copyright 2011                                *
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Part 1: The Guide's Timeline
Part 2: Intro
Part 3: Achievement/Trophy Overview
Part 4: The Game's Non-DLC Achievements/Trophies and How to unlock them
Part 5: The Game's DLC Achievements/Trophies and How to unlock them
Part 6: How to Contact me
Part 7: Legal Junk, Special Thanks and Other Guides I've Done

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03/07/2011: The Guide's Birth

03/08/2011: Worked on the guide some more.  Finish off Parts 3 and 4.

03/09/2011: Finish off the guide and summited to GameFAQs.  Hopefully it gets
posted.

03/10/2011: Learned that this guide got posted, but I left something in that I
should have taken out.  That has been edited out.

03/11/2011: Fixed some of the mistakes I made.  Decided not to update it yet
though.

03/18/2011: Learned the release date for the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the
game, but have yet to learn the price for the PS3 version (in US money), so
both version have been revised with differnt info.

03/21/2011: Learned something about the No One Left Behind Achievement, and
updated the guide to match that.

03/24/2011: Learned the price for DLC E, and updated the guide with that info.

03/30/2011: Added a guides for the Arrival DLC achievements/trophies.

05/01/2011: Received some infomation on one of the Overload
achievements/trophies.

09/27/2011: Received some info that corrects one of the achievements.

03/07/2012: Had to make a couple of updates for this guide that adds on to the
No One Left Behind achievement/trophy, one of which is not good news.  Refer
to the said achievement/trophy for details.

01/13/2013: Made some minor edits to the guide.  Nothing Special.


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+                              Part 2: Intro                                 +
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Hey Guys, welcome to my 4th guide in my series of works.  As you can tell from
my user name, my name is Gamer364.  This guide is designed to help all players
playing this game unlock all the achievements/trophies (including the DLC
ones).  I know there's an achievement guide on GameFAQs already, but it wasn't
exactly up to date at the time of writing this, so I figured I try to make
one.  I know you guys probably don't like long Intros, so I'll get on with the
guide already.

Warring: This guide can and will contain spoillers.  I will do my best to not
spoill stuff from the game, but sometimes it just can not be helped, so read
at your own risk.

Note: I am well aware that there is also a PC version of this game, but as far
as I know, there is no achievement reward thing going on with that version,
so this will be the only time this will be mentioned in the guide.

Update: The note above is incorrect.  There's actually achievements for the
PC version of this game, so this guide will also apply to that version as
well.  Thank you Eric Borden for pointing this out.

Note 2: The achievement points for the Xbox 360 and PC versions of the game
are different, but the requirements are similar, so I'll assume the Xbox 360
version as far as the points go (unless someone takes the time to give me the
achievement points for the PC version).


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Achievement/Trophy difficulty (on a scale of 1 through 5, 5 being the
                              hardest): 4

If you played Mass Effect 1 (Xbox 360 and PC): 3.5

If you played Mass Effect 2 on Xbox 360/PC (PS3 only): 3

Number of Achievements (Xbox 360/PC): 62 (with DLC)
                                      50 without DLC

Number of Trophies (PS3): 59 (with DLC)
                          55 without DLC

Least amount of playthroughs to get all Achievements/Trophies: 1

Suggested amount of playthroughs: 2 (especially if you haven't played ME1)

Number of Missable Achievements/Trophies: 17

Details: This game can be challenging (especially on Insanity), but I'll swear
up and down that all of the achievements are do-able.  This game does have one
glitched achievement/trophy (at least for PS3 players, I don't know if it also
exists for Xbox 360 players like myself or not) and it's the Insanity
achievement/trophy.  Apparently, if you import your save file from your ME2
game (assuming Shepard survives) and load another save file on a lower
difficulty at any time during your Insane run, you won't unlock it, even
though you manage to beat it on that difficulty.  For PS3 players, the only
way to avoid this is to not do the above at any time during your Insane run,
even if you forgot to do something before you started your run.  Xbox 360
players, I'm not sure if it would apply to you guys as well, but do the same
thing as PS3 players just to be safe.  All of the achievements/trophies can
be unlocked on Casual (aside from "Insanity" and "The Hard Way"
achievements), so I would suggest seting it to that difficulty, to make 100%
much easier.


Step-by-Step guide

Step 1: Decide what to do first

Before you begin the game, you have to (first of all) you have to decide if
you want an unoffical playthrough (Playthrough 0a) to get most of your
achievements/trophies out of the way or not.

If you want an unoffcial playthrough, but actually beat the game,
then read Playthrough 0b.

If you don't want to do that at all, skip to Step 2.

Otherwise read on.

I would suggest doing an unoffical or two playthrough, so you don't have to
worry about some of these achievements/tropies later.  Set the difficulty on
Casual to make this playthrough easier.

Playthrough 0a (optional)
In this playthrough, you will get all of the achievements/tropies you can
without actually beating the game.  You will get the story related stuff
without even trying for them, but here's all of the achievements you are
forced to get/should get/should go for during this run (order's up to you):

Missing in Action
Head Hunter
Fashionista
Very Elusive
Highly Trained
Operative
Explorer
Scholar
Technician
The Convect
The Krogan
The Archangel
The Professor
Tacticain
Master of Arms
Merciless
Overload Specialist
Warp Specialist
Incineration Specialist
Power Full (optional)
Colony Defense
The Quarian
The Justicar
The Assassin
Agent
(Almost) All Loyalty achievements/trophies (Optional)
Brawler
Ghost Ship
Friend or Foe
A House Divided
Propector (optional)

At the begining of this unoffical playthrough, you have to decide if you want
to go for the Paramour achievement/trophy or not.  If you do, add this as well
as Suicide Mission to your achievement/trophy list for this playthrough.

Playthrough 0b (optional)
In this playthrough, you are actually beat the unoffical playthrough.  You now
have to decide if you want to go for Paramour achievement/trophy in this
playthrough.  If so, decide who you want to romance with.  Either way, you
will get all of the achievements/trophies you will get in playthrough 0a, plus
Paramour (if you choose), the optional stuff (again, if you choose),
Suicide Mission and Mission Accomplished.  Near the end of the game, you have
to decide if you want Shepard to live in this playthrough.  If you do, add
Prospector (if you haven't already) and Against All Odds (and possibly No One
Left Behind).  Otherwise, beat the game without worrying about it just yet.


Step 2: Playthrough 1 (any diffculty other than Insane)

After you go through your unoffical playthrough (if you did it), you have a
question yourself this.

Xbox 360/PC players, do you have a copy of ME1?  If you do, get what you need
to take care of on that game, and have a save file prepared for Import via
"Import from ME1" or what ever it says.  If not, don't worry about it, it
doesn't matter one way or another, it'll just take one more playthrough to get
the Long Service Medal and possibly Power Gamer achievements is all (if you
haven't already got the former that is). 

PS3 players, did get your copy of ME2 brand new from somewhere like GameStop?
If so, download the Mass Effect: Genesis digital comic via code.  If not, you
can download it for a fee.  Either way, read it and make your choices (when
your ready).  If your not willing to even pay the fee (or you just can't
afford it), then don't worry about it, it'll just take longer to get the Long
Service Meadal trophy is all (assuming you haven't already got it).


After that, you have another decision to make:

Whether or not you want to get all *of the remaining* achievements/trophies on
Insane, or wait until Step 3 to do it.

*Ignore if you skiped Step 1

If you don't want to wait, Skip to Step 3.  Otherwise, countinue reading.

Before you start this playthrough, you have to decide what diffculty you want
your first offical playthrough on, be it Casual, Normal, Veteran and Hardcore.

Casual will make getting the achievements you may not have gotten during your
unoffical playthroughs and this playthrough easier.

Normal will give you a bit of a challenge without being unforgiving at all.

Veteran will give you an idea of what to expect on Insane.

Hardcore will better prepare you for the hell that's Insane and access to
the Lair of the Shadow Broker's The Hard Way achievement in this playthrough
(the later Xbox 360/PC version only).

During this playthrough, you may decide to make sure that no one gets left
behind (including the DLC characters if you downloaded them).  If you do, make
sure you do, get and keep everyone's loyalty during this playthrough.
Otherwise, you'll get the achievements/tropies from step one (if you haven't
already got them), the DLC achievements/tropies, Suicide Mission (if you don't
have it already), Mission Accomplished (if you have yet to beat the game),
Against All Odds (again, if you not got it yet), Long Service Medal (if you
beat the unoffical playthrough and/or Import your ME1 Character/Read the
Genesis comic), and possibly Power Gamer. You have to make sure at least 2
squadmates survive this playthrough.


Step 3: The Insane Diffculty

When you reached this step, you should be at (or close to) Level 30 (which is
the level cap for ME2, ME1 was at level 60).  If you chose to go for it all on
Insane, you are either really brave or really crazy.  If you decide to go for
it with a newer new character, you are just plain nuts.  Anyway, you will get
whatever achievements/tropies you didn't get in your previous playthrough(s)
and the Insanity achievements/trophy.

With that, you will have 100% this game.  The only thing left to do at this
point, it to go on and enjoy your hard gotton achievements/tropies.


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|  Part 4: The Game's Non-DLC Achievements/Trophies and How to unlock them   |
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This is the Meat and potatoes of this guide.  One piece of info in here will
be different depending on which version of the game your playing (mainly the
Description).  The Description for each version will be listed here where it
applies.

1. Missing in Action
Description: Save your crew from an overwhelming attack
Achievement Points: 5G
Trophy Color: Bronze
Guide: Story Related, so it can't be missed.  This will be your first
achievement/trophy no matter how you plan on going through the game.  You'll
get this when *spoilers* Shepard Dies *spoilers* and you get sent to the
character creation screen (eventually).

2. Very Elusive
Description: Return to active duty
Achievement Points: 10G
Trophy Color: Bronze
Guide: Story Related, so it can't be missed.  You'll get this after your first
meeting with the Ilusive Man.

3. The Convict
Description: Successfully recruit the biotic Convict
Achievement Points: 10G
Trophy Color: Bronze
Guide: Story Related, so it can't be missed.  You'll get this after you
recruit Jack.

4. The Krogan
Description: Successfully recruit the Krogan
Achievement Points: 10G
Trophy Color: Bronze
Guide: Story Related, so it can't be missed.  You'll get this after you get
the Krogan Tank (opening it will get you Grunt).

5. The Archangel
Description: Successfully recruit Archangel
Achievement Points: 10G
Trophy Color: Bronze
Guide: Story Related, so it can't be missed.  You'll get this after you
recruit Garrus.

Garrus is one of the two squadmates to come from ME1.

6. The Professor
Description: Successfully recruit the Professor 
Achievement Points: 10G
Trophy Color: Bronze
Guide: Story Related, so it can't be missed.  You'll get this after you
recruit Mordin.

7. Colony Defense
Description: Defend a human colony from attack
Achievement Points: 25G
Trophy Color: Bronze
Guide: Story Related, so it can't be missed.   You'll get this mission after
you recruited Jack, Garrus, Mordin and Grunt (not necessary in that order).
After that, just beat the mission and you'll unlock it.

8. The Quarian
Description: Successfully recruit the Quarian
Achievement Points: 10G
Trophy Color: Bronze
Guide: Story Related, so it can't be missed.  You'll get this after you
recruit Tali.

Tali is the last squadmate to come from ME1.

9. The Justicar
Description: Successfully recruit the Justicar
Achievement Points: 10G
Trophy Color: Bronze
Guide: Story Related, so it can't be missed.  You'll get this after you
recruit Samara.

10. The Assassin
Description: Successfully recruit the Assassin
Achievement Points: 10G
Trophy Color: Bronze
Guide: Story Related, so it can't be missed.  You'll get this after you
recruit Thane.

11. Ghost Ship
Description: Complete the investigation of a derelict alien vessel
Achievement Points: 25G
Trophy Color: Bronze
Guide: Story Related, so it can't be missed.   You'll get this mission after
doing a few missions after the Colony Defense achievement/trophy.  Survive
that mission, and it's yours.

12. The Prodigal
Description: Gain the loyalty of the Cerberus Officer
Achievement Points: 10G
Trophy Color: Bronze
Guide: This and all of the loyalty achievements/trophies can be missed if you
don't do them.  For a few of these however, that's not the only way they can
be missed.  See "How can his/her loyalty be missed?" where it applies.

Even after you get the loyalty achievements/trophies, it's still possible to
lose the loyalty of your squadmates if you lack a high Paragon/Renagade
rating.  In that situation (where it applies), See "Who does he/she get into
an arguement with?".

Who's this for?: Miranda
Can you miss his/her loyalty other than not doing it?: No
Can you lose his/her loyalty in an arguement with another squadmate?: Yes
Who does he/she get into an arguement with?: Jack

13. Ghost of the Father
Description: Gain the loyalty of the Cerberus Operative
Achievement Points: 10G
Trophy Color: Bronze
Guide: Refer to The Prodigal for details.

Who's this for?: Jacob
Can you miss his/her loyalty other than not doing it?: No
Can you lose his/her loyalty in an arguement with another squadmate?: No

14. Catharsis
Description: Gain the loyalty of the biotic Convict
Achievement Points: 10G
Trophy Color: Bronze
Guide: Refer to The Prodigal for details.

Who's this for?: Jack
Can you miss his/her loyalty other than not doing it?: No
Can you lose his/her loyalty in an arguement with another squadmate?: Yes
Who does he/she get into an arguement with?: Miranda

15. Battlemaster
Description: Gain the loyalty of the krogan
Achievement Points: 10G
Trophy Color: Bronze
Guide: Refer to The Prodigal for details.

Who's this for?: Grunt
Can you miss his/her loyalty other than not doing it?: Yes and No, Yes if you
didn't open his tank, but No if you did open the tank and do his mission.
Can you lose his/her loyalty in an arguement with another squadmate?: No

16. Fade Away
Description: Gain the loyalty of Archangel
Achievement Points: 10G
Trophy Color: Bronze
Guide: Refer to The Prodigal for details.

Who's this for?: Garrus
Can you miss his/her loyalty other than not doing it?: Yes
How can his/her loyalty be missed?: If you don't allow him to shoot Sidonis
and lack a high Paragon/Renagade, he'll be upset that he didn't get his
revenge.
Can you lose his/her loyalty in an arguement with another squadmate?: No

17. The Cure
Description: Gain the loyalty of the Professor
Achievement Points: 10G
Trophy Color: Bronze
Guide: Refer to The Prodigal for details.

Who's this for?: Mordin
Can you miss his/her loyalty other than not doing it?: No
Can you lose his/her loyalty in an arguement with another squadmate?: No

18. Treason
Description: Gain the loyalty of the Quarian
Achievement Points: 10G
Trophy Color: Bronze
Guide: Refer to The Prodigal for details.

Who's this for?: Tali
Can you miss his/her loyalty other than not doing it?: Yes
How can his/her loyalty be missed?: If you rat off her father at all in court,
she'll be more angry at you than greatful that you got her out of trouble.
Can you lose his/her loyalty in an arguement with another squadmate?: Yes
Who does he/she get into an arguement with?: Legion

19. Doppelganger
Description: Help the Justicar resolve her mission
Achievement Points: 10G
Trophy Color: Bronze
Guide: Refer to The Prodigal for details.

Who's this for?: Samara
Can you miss his/her loyalty other than not doing it?: Yes
How can his/her loyalty be missed?: If you are unable to get Morinth to take
you to her appartment, let's just say she won't be too happy.  To counter
this, here's what you should say to Morinth if you have the options.

Art - Vaenia
Music - Expel 10
Drugs - Like Hallex?
Travel - I like danger.
Power - Power is its own reward.

I'm not 100% sure on this, but I believe that if you choose to use
Charm/Intimidate on her when Morinth's trying to "make a pass on you", and you
have Samara killed, it might not count.  If you have Samara killed, Morinth
will take her place.

Can you lose his/her loyalty in an arguement with another squadmate?: No

20. Cat's in the Cradle
Description: Gain the loyalty of the Assassin
Achievement Points: 10G
Trophy Color: Bronze
Guide: Refer to The Prodigal for details.

Who's this for?: Thane
Can you miss his/her loyalty other than not doing it?: Yes
How can his/her loyalty be missed?: 2 Ways

1. If you are unable update Thane before the time runs out, his son (Kolyat) 
will kill the target, and he'll have a hard time understanding why you didn't
update him.

2. If you don't disarm Kolyat, you will fail the mission right there.

Note: For way 2, you can kill Kolyat's target with a Renagade option and still
get his loyalty.

Can you lose his/her loyalty in an arguement with another squadmate?: No

21. Friend or Foe
Description: Obtain geth technology
Achievement Points: 10G
Trophy Color: Bronze
Guide: Story Related, but it can be missed.   After you get "Ghost Ship" you
will get the mission to grab the IFF from a derelict Reaper.  Complete it, and
you will have a non-functioning geth on board.  This is the part where it can
be missed.  If you choose to give the geth to Cerberus, you might get some
extra money, but you won't get the achievement/trophy.  Instead, choose to
keep it.  Activate him, and he'll join you as Legion.

22. A House Divided
Description: Hack a geth collective
Achievement Points: 10G
Trophy Color: Bronze
Guide: This is actually Legion's loyalty mission, so refer to The Prodigal for
details.

Who's this for?: Legion
Can you miss his/her loyalty other than not doing it?: Yes and No, Yes if you
didn't activate him, but No if you did activate him and do his mission.
Can you lose his/her loyalty in an arguement with another squadmate?: Yes
Who does he/she get into an arguement with?: Tali

23. Suicide Mission
Description: Use the Omega 4 Relay
Achievement Points: 50G
Trophy Color: Bronze
Guide: Story Related, so it can't be missed.  After your crew (not your
squadmates nor Joker) gets taken by the Collecters, you have the option to use
the Omega 4 Relay to go after them (and trigger your final mission).  Do it
and it'll unlock as soon as you pass through it.

24. Paramour
Description: Successfully pursue a relationship with a teammate
Achievement Points: 50G
Trophy Color: Silver
Guide: I found this to be a bit tricker than its ME1 counter part.  This wants
you to take the relationship with one of your squadmates to be more than just
being loyal.  Depending on the Shepard's gender, you will have a choice of
three squadmate you can do this with.

If your Shepard's a Male, you can romance with...
Miranda
Subject Zero (Jack)
Tali

If Shepard's a Female, you can romance with...
Jacob
Thane
Garrus

Either way, make your choice, get him/her to join your party ASAP (if
he's/she's not in your party already) and talk to him/her after every story
mission.  If he/she says something like "Let's not press our luck just yet",
then wait until after you beat a certein story mission like after Horizon.  If
you happend to get his/her loyalty mission, make sure you beat it successfully
to stay on track for the achievement/trophy.  If he/she says that he/she is
having feeling for you (or something to that effect), he'll/she'll ask you if
you feel the same way.  Make sure you say that you do.  If you say No,
he'll/she'll then ask you if your breaking up with him/her.  If you say Yes,
they be a bit ticked off and you lose the achievement/trophy.  If you tell
him/her that you were just kiding and you actually do, they be understanding,
and you are still on track.  After you reach to the point mentioned in the
last achievement/trophy, but before you actually hit it, he/she will appear in
your room and eventually be given a choice to call the relationship off before
it gets too serious.  If you do take it, you lose the achievement/trophy.  If
not, the one you romanced with will hop into bed with you and that's another
50G/Silver Trophy to brag about.

I personaly did this as a Female Shepard, and I had her go after Jacob because
he's the earilest I can do this with.

25. Mission Accomplished
Description: Save humanity throughout the galaxy from certain annihilation
Achievement Points: 125G
Trophy Color: Silver
Guide: Story Related, so it can't be missed.  After Suicide Mission, you be
sent to your final mission.  You nor your squadmates don't have to survive the
final mission, just beat it.

26. Against All Odds
Description: Survive the suicide mission
Achievement Points: 50G
Trophy Color: Silver
Guide: Refer to Mission Accomplished, but it can be missed first of all,
second of all make sure at least two of your squadmates survive the final
mission.

27. Insanity
Description: Complete the game in the 'Insanity' difficulty level without
             changing the setting
Achievement Points: 75G
Trophy Color: Gold
Guide: Refer to Mission Accomplished, but make sure your playing on Insane
before you even start your run and never change the difficulty setting even
one time for any reason.  This should be one of your last
achievements/trophies.  Shepard's class should be a Solider or a Sentinal from
your first playthrough and be at a high level (level 30 if you can) before you
even think about trying for this (unless this is your first playthrough).  I
was a Sentinal for this and I found it to be the easiest class to be for this
achievement/trophy.

Glitch Warring: If you Import an ME2 save, Do not, I repeat, DO NOT reload
another game on a lower difficulty setting, or it this will glitch on you (at
least for PS3 players, I don't know about Xbox 360 players).

28. No One Left Behind
Description: Keep your team alive through the suicide mission
Achievement Points: 75G
Trophy Color: Gold
Guide: Refer to Mission Accomplished and/or Against All Odds, but do know it
can most certainly be missed and you need a heck of a lot more than just two
squadmates survive the final mission.  I got this on Insane, so it's more than
do-able on easier difficulties.  Anyway,  first of all, before you even
attempt the end game, you are going to want to get the Normandy upgraded to
the max.  Here the Upgrades you need to get, how much reasources it'll take
and who has them.  All together, you'll want at least 15,000 Platinum and
30,000 Palladium.

Thanix Cannon - 15,000 Platinum - Garrus
Heavy Ship Armor - 15,000 Palladium - Jacob
Multicore Shielding - 15,000 Palladium - Tali

What happends if you don't have the upgrades?

Jack dies if you have no armor.

Kasumi, Legion, Tali, Thane, Garrus or non-loyal Zaeed or Grunt dies if you
lack Shielding.

Thane, Garrus or non-loyal Zaeed, Grunt, Jack or Samara/Morinth dies if your
Weapons are not up to date.


Next you need to make sure everyone is loyal (yes, that means even the DLC
characters if you have any).  I have already explained the first 10 characters
through all of the loyalty achievements/trophies, and the DLC characters are
in Part 5 of this guide, so refer to them.

Now you are ready to take on the end game.


Eventually, you'll have to make your first choice on who should go into the
tubes.  The correct choices are...

Tali, Legion and Kasumi.

My choice here was Legion.

Immediately after you make your first choice, you have to decide who going to
be the leader of the second fireteam.  The correct choices are...

Miranda and Garrus

I went with Miranda

Note: I'm not sure if Jacob would work as well.  Also, I've seen a video on
Youtube proving that Zaeed will not work here.

Update: I did another run of the final mission, and I've found that Jacob does
work here as well.  In theroy, he will also work if you ask him to be the
fireteam leader again.

Incorrect choices results the chosen specialist getting shot in the head.


I'm not sure if this affects the achievement/trophy or not, but I'll inculde
it anyway.  Whether or not the Normandy crew survives depends on how many
missions you did between the actually kidnapping and when you jump through the
Omega 4 Relay.

If you did 3+ missions, Dr. Chakwas will be the only survivor.

If you did anywhere between 1 and 3 Missions, you'll find half of your crew...
ahh... dead.

If you did not do even 1 mission, everyone will still be alive.


You then have to choose whether or not you even want to have the crew
escorted.

If you don't, all of the surviors die.

If you do, you have to pick one squadmate to escort them back to the ship.
Even if the crew's survival doesn't effect the achievement/trophy, it would be
to your best interest to do this, because while the chosen squadmate will be
out of the game, he/she won't be dead, making the rest of the
achievement/trophy slightly easier.  Hey, slightly's better than nothing or
worst, right?  Anyway, the correct choices are...

Anyone you want or Mordin.

There is no incorrect choice, however if the chosen escorter is not loyal, the
crew makes it to the ship, but he/she will not.

I pick Mordin for this.


Immediatley after that, you have to choose who is going get Barrier duty.  The
correct choices are...

Jack and Samara/Morinth

I don't remember who I picked here, but I would have not gotten the
achievement if I made the wrong choice.

Anyone else, the Barrier will fail and one of your current squadmates that
went with you will not make it to the door.


Immediatly after making your choice, you will have to choose who's going to be
the leader of the second fireteam again.  Again Miranda and Garrus will work
here. In theory, Jacob would also be the correct choice.  Again, Zaeed will
not work here.

I went with Garrus this time.

A bad pick here, and the chosen firearm leader will die.


Afterwards, you have to decide who's coming with you for the final boss fight.
You generaly want to take squadmates like Jack, Kasumi and Tali.  The reason
for this, is that it'll make your final battle harder, but it'll also make it
easier on Grunt and Zaeed to protect everyone.

I chose Miranda and Grunt (the latter only because I had Zaeed).

If the squadmates you chose are not loyal, they will die when the final scenes
roll.  Otherwise, they'll survive.


If all of your squadmates are still alive after that, you'll get the
achievement/trophy as soon as the final scenes rolls.

I do plan a No One Left Behind guide if you are still having trouble, so keep
an eye out for an update.

Update: Hate to be the barer of bad news, but I got the guide done the day
before Mass Effect 3 came out, but GameFAQs rejected it, telling me that I
should have included what I had in that guide to this one since I wrote it
already.  For this reason, I'm afriad that you won't get that guide out of me.
Blame GameFAQs, not me.  I am so sorry guys, I know how long you guys waited
for me to make the guide.

29. Long Service Medal
Xbox 360/PC Description: Complete Mass Effect 2 twice, or complete it once
                         with a character imported from Mass Effect 1
PS3 Description: Complete Mass Effect 2 twice, or experience the interactive
                 backstory (Cerberus Pack downloadable content) and complete
                 Mass Effect 2
Achievement Points: 75G
Trophy Color: Silver
Guide: This is kind of Story-related, so it can't be missed necessary.  The
Description for this differ, but what you have to do is similar.

Xbox 360/PC players, if you want to get this in one playthrough, make sure you
have a save file from ME1 ready for import and do it.  After that, beat the
game and that's it.

PS3 players, if you want to get this in one playthrough, download the Comic
and make your choices, all of which have no effect on the other trophies.
After that, all you have to do is to beat the game.

Both versions, if you don't mind an extra playthrough, you just need to beat
the game twice.

30. Head Hunter
Description: Perform 30 headshot kills with any weapon on humanoid targets
Achievement Points: 10G
Trophy Color: Bronze
Guide: This one sounds tricky, but there's a two tiny glitches that makes it
easier.  The head doesn't necessary have to be human.  In fact, as long as it
resembles a human, it'll count.  Also, at the begining of the game where you
first meet Jacob, he will tell you he should hit the robots with botics.
Don't do it just yet.  Instead, Pull LT (L2 for PS3) to aim, move the aim
cursor to the robo head, and shoot by Pulling RT (R2 for PS3).  Keep doing
this until you got it or you run out of ammo.

31. Brawler
Description: Shoot and kill 20 enemies while they're knocked back by a punch
Achievement Points: 10G
Trophy Color: Bronze
Guide: This ones isn't too bad.  The Husks are the best enemies to do this
with because they can be killed easily (on Casual at least), and you'll come
across them as you go through the story.  When you see them, ready a shotgun
or a SMG (Sub Machine Gun), punch them and shoot.  Keep doing this until you
either run out of Husks or you have this.

32. Big Game Hunter
Description: Thresher Maw defeated
Achievement Points: 10G
Trophy Color: Bronze
Guide: This is missable in more ways than one and not for glitch related
reasons either.  During Grunt's loyalty mission you'll be given the task to
survive the Threasher Maw attack for 5 minutes.  If Grunt's not even out of
his tank, you won't get his loyalty mission, and thus miss this.  If the clock
goes 5 minutes in and you don't pull off a last momment kill, you lose the
achievement/trophy.  I got this achievement on Casual, but I did it on Insane
once or twice, so it's more than do-able on Normal, Veteran and Hardcore.
Having Heavy Weapons like the Story-forced Collector Particle Beam will do
wonders here, as well as Anti-Armor ammo.  Beat the Thresher Maw withen 5
minutes, and it's yours.  Make a back up save before you trigger the Thresher
Maw battle just in case you fail.

33. Tactician
Description: Hit 20 different targets with multiple biotic powers to combine
             the effects
Achievement Points: 10G
Trophy Color: Bronze
Guide: This ones not bad at all, because your squadmates can use biotic powers
and it'll still count as long as you give them the order to do so.  Here are
some biotic combos you can pull off for it to count.

Pull-Slam
Pull-Throw
Pull-Warp
Singularity-Warp
Singularity-Shockwave
Pull-Charge

The Pull-Warp combo I read is the best for this, so you can use that, or any
of the other combos to make that counter go up.  If your a biotic user like an
Adept or a Vanguard, then all you need is one more squadmate that know biotic
powers as well.

34. Master at Arms
Description: Kill enemies with 5 different heavy weapons during the game
Achievement Points: 15G
Trophy Color: Bronze
Guide: This ones is easy, but it could take a while.  You need to use five
different heavy weapons to kill enemies at anytime during the game.  Here's
the different heavy weapons you can use in the game.

M-100 Grenade Launcher - Picked up as part of the story during the intro
mission (you are forced to use this, so concider it a freebie)
M-77 Missile Launcher - Researchable prototype
M-622 Avalanche - Researchable prototype
Collector Particle Beam - Can be picked up during the ĎHorizoní mission
M-920 CAIN - Researchable prototype

DLC Heavy weapons

M-451 Firestorm - You can pick this up during the Zaeed loyalty mission
M-490 Blackstorm Projector - You can get this in one of the DLC packs, but
since I never bought any of the DLC packs other than the ones metioned in Part
5, so I can't say which one.  You also get this by pre-ordering at Gamestop at
the launch date (at least in the U.S. where I live at, I don't know about
anywhere else in the world).  Thanks AllChristophe for the latter info.
Arc Projector - Indirectly comes with the Cerberus Network DLC (it may not
count however, strongly depends on the game).

Once you make a kill with heavy weapon number 5, it'll unlock.

35. Merciless
Description: Make 20 enemies scream as they fall or are set on fire
Achievement Points: 10G
Trophy Color: Bronze
Guide: This one sounds hard, but it's actually comes over time.  If you are
going for the Incinerate achievement/trophy, you might get your 20 screams as
you do that.  Otherwise, Incinerate ammo, biotic powers that make enemies
fall and even the DLC heavy weapon Firestorm will work here.  Your allies use
of Incinerate will also count as long as you give them the order to do use
the power.

36. Overload Specialist
Description: Disrupt the shields of 25 enemies
Achievement Points: 15G
Trophy Color: Bronze
Guide: This one isn't bad.  You or your order given allies have to use
Overload on the shields of 25 enemies.  This will be easier if you and/or your
allies fully evolve Overload.  Otherwise, you have to make sure the shield bar
is completely gone, or it won't count.  The squadmates that can use this power
are Garrus, Miranda, and Kasumi (from Kasumi's Stolen Memory).

37. Warp Specialist
Description: Warp the barriers of 25 enemies
Achievement Points: 15G
Trophy Color: Bronze
Guide: This ones not bad either.  You or your allies have to use Warp to get
rid of barriers on 25 enemies.  Like the last one, make sure the barrier bar
is completely gone, or it won't count.  It also won't count if your allies use
this power at will.  The squadmate that can use this power are Miranda, Thane,
and Liara (from Lair of the Shadow Broker) 

38. Incineration Specialist
Description: Incinerate the armor of 25 enemies
Achievement Points: 15G
Trophy Color: Bronze
Guide: If you went for the Merciless achievement/trophy, you may or may not
have 20 of these under your belt already.  If not, then it'll just take longer
is all.  Make sure the armor bar is completely gone and if your want your ally
to help you, make sure you give the order to do so, or it won't count either
way.  The only squadmate that can use this power is Mordin.

39. Highly Trained
Description: View all advanced combat training videos at Shepard's private
             terminal
Achievement Points: 5G
Trophy Color: Bronze
Guide: When you first enter the Normandy, you have two private termenals, one
in your room, and one next to the Galaxy Map.  It doesn't matter which
termenal you look at, just look at all three training videos and you'll unlock
this.

40. Operative
Description: Complete a mission discovered by scanning an unexplored world
Achievement Points: 15G
Trophy Color: Bronze
Guide: Refer to Agent.

41. Agent
Description: Complete 5 missions discovered by scanning unexplored worlds
Achievement Points: 50G
Trophy Color: Bronze
Guide: There are plenty of worlds to get 5 sub-missions at, but I can't list
them all, for it'll take up a lot more space than it already has.  I will tell
you right now that Jacob's Loyalty mission planet and the Normandy crash site
DLC does not count for this achievement/trophy.

42. Prospector
Description: Retrieve mineral resources by scanning and probing a planet in
             the galaxy map
Achievement Points: 5G
Trophy Color: Bronze
Guide: You'll get this as you go for Agent, so don't worry about missing this.

43. Explorer
Description: Visit 100% of the planets in an unexplored cluster
Achievement Points: 10G
Trophy Color: Bronze
Guide: This ones sounds drawn out, but it won't take too long if you do it
right away.  Choose a cluster to explore, fill up and start exploring.  You'll
get this once you examine your last planet.

44. Power Gamer
Description: Reach Level 30 with one character
Achievement Points: 10G
Trophy Color: Bronze
Guide: This one can take about two playthroughs, though you could this in one
playthrough if you took care of all the sub-missions.  You want to avoid the
Illusive Man as much as possible if you want to do it in one playthrough.
The amount of EXP you need for each level up is 1000.  Here's the amount of
EXP for each mission type:

Story Forced - 1000 EXP (auto-level up)
Loyalty - 750 EXP
Sub - 125 EXP
Town - 40 EXP

If you beaten the game at least once, you get a 25% bonus to your EXP.  Here's
the amount of EXP you get for each type of mission:

Story Forced - 1250 EXP (auto-level up, sometimes double level up)
Loyalty - 938 EXP (give or take)
Sub - 156 EXP (give or take)
Town - 50 EXP

Hit level 30 and it's yours.

45. Scholar
Description: Unlock 15 new Mass Effect 2 codex entries
Achievement Points: 15G
Trophy Color: Bronze
Guide: You'll get this as you go through the game, so don't worry about
missing it too much.

46. Technician
Description: Obtain 10 technology upgrades
Achievement Points: 15G
Trophy Color: Bronze
Guide: Once Mordin joins you party, the Lab you can reasearch your upgrades at
will open up to you.  As long as you have the resourses, you can make as many
upgrades as you wish.  Once you reach 10, it'll unlock.  Reasearching them is
not the only way to get your tech upgrades.  At certain stores (I won't say
which ones), you can buy the upgrades and they'll count towards the
achievement/trophy.

47. Weapon Specialist
Description: Fully upgrade a weapon
Achievement Points: 15G
Trophy Color: Bronze
Guide: You need to upgrade a weapon of your choosing.  I don't believe Heavy
Weapon Upgrades count for this achievement.  When you have fully upgraded a
weapon, you'll unlock this.  Any weapon upgrades purchased from stores will
count towards the achievement/trophy.

48. Scientist
Description: Complete any research project in the Normandy's laboratory
Achievement Points: 10G
Trophy Color: Bronze
Guide: Refer to Technician, but you actually have to make something.  You'll
be going for Weapon Specialist and/or No One Left Behind anyway, so don't
worry about not getting this.  If your playing the PS3 version of the game,
you'll have to go resource hunting on different planets.

49. Fashionista
Description: Personalize your armor in your quarters on the Normandy
Achievement Points: 5G
Trophy Color: Bronze
Guide: All you need to do is to access your armor before you do a mission.
This can be done at any time.  You can do this before doing Freedom's Progress
and it'll still count (at least it did for me).  You don't even have to touch
the armor, you can do your casual outfit, it'll count that way.  Heck, you
don't even have to do anything unless you want to, just hit B (() for PS3),
andi it'll unlock that way.

50. Power Full
Description: Evolve any power
Achievement Points: 15G
Trophy Color: Bronze
Guide: You need to get enough squad points to get this.  You need 10 squad
points to fully evolve a power, because level 1 costs a point, level 2 costs
2 points, level 3 costs 3 points, and level 4 costs 4 points.  I'm not sure if
you can do this with your squadmates as well.  If you can however, then do the
same thing as you would for yourself.

51. N7 Elite
Description: Acquire all trophies
Achievement Points: N/A
Trophy Color: Platinum
Guide: This Trophy is for PS3 Players only.  You get this when you have all
the other Trophies.


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DLC A: Cerberus Network
Cost: Xbox 360: 1200 MSP
      PS3: $14.99
      PC: $15.00

Note: If you brought your game new, you will get a code that allows you to
download this for free.

1. Revenge!
Description: Gain the loyalty of the mercenary
Achievement Points: 15G
Trophy Color: Bronze
Guide: This and the next DLC achievement of the next DLC pack is the same as
the 10 other loyalty achievements/trophies of the last part, so refer to The
Prodigal for details.  Neither Zaeed nor Kasumi will not get into any
arguments with any of your squadmates.

Who's this for?: Zaeed
Can you miss his/her loyalty other than not doing it?: Yes
How can his/her loyalty be missed?: If you help out the workers instead of
going after Vido and lack a high Paragon rating, he'll be ticked off that you
didn't let him get his Revenge.


DLC B: Kasumi's Stolen Memory
Cost: Xbox 360: 560 MSP
      PS3: Comes with the game, so free
      PC: $7.00

2. Broke, Blind and Bedlam
Description: Gain the loyalty of the thief
Achievement Points: 15G
Trophy Color: Bronze
Guide: Refer to Revenge! and/or The Prodigal for details.

Who's this for?: Kasumi
Can you miss his/her loyalty other than not doing it?: Not sure
You unlock the achievement/trophy after surviving the final boss of the DLC
pack, but it might be possible that if you make her erase her memories, you
might lose her loyalty.  Letting her keep it is the safest option, but telling
her that you'll do it if it's easier on her will not effect her loyalty.  Then
again, it might matter what you tell her their.


DLC C: Overlord
Cost: Xbox 360: 560 MSP
      PS3: Comes with the game, so free
      PC: $7.00

3. Data Hound
Description: Collect 6 Cerberus data packets scattered across Aite
Achievement Points: 10G
Trophy Color: Bronze
Guide: I'm not sure how to explain this (partly because it's been a while
since I attempted this), so I'm going to have you refer to this video for
this.  The video belongs to Gears360net of Youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=QBgIMVwLULo

Here are the controls for the hover you'll be riding during this DLC.

Action - Xbox 360 - PS3
Jump - A - X
Change view - X - []
Collect data packet - Y - /\
Exit - B - ()
Boost - LT - L2
Fire rockets - RT - R2

I'm not sure how the controls work for the PC version, but if you have an Xbox
360 controler pluged into the computer, then just follow the controls for the
Xbox 360 version.

Update: I just recieved some infomation for this, so you look at this below or
the video link I gave you when I first posted this.

bladecloud2 of PeoplePc: There are only 2 without any guns and you can get
them easy.  I'll get to them later.

The 1st one; after you destroy the dish and start the driving part of the
mission, (this is the point I'll use for referencing) you turn right imediatly
and head for the hill and you'll find a platform at the edge of a cliff with 2
guns. If you play the game on casual, this is a cakewalk, on insanity, you
need to take shelter alot.  The packedge is on the platform somewhere.

The 2nd one; you head strait from the start out towards the stone bridge, Once
your on the bridge, and I mean in the middle, you jump off the right side and
you fall down into a little valley.  There is a ship that has flown into the
side of the wall. Right in front of it is the data packet.  But there are 2
heavy mecks, one with a rocket launcher, and another with a machine gun.

The 3rd one; right before you reach the stone bridge, there is a grass road in
the wall to the right of the bridge that you have to take to come to little
cliff.  If you look off the cliff, you'll find another settlement like the
first with 2 guns again.  The data packet is on the settlement platform.

Now the 4th one is hard to describe; somewhere between the entrence to the 3rd
data packet and the entrence to the cave for the final part of the mission, (I
dont know the names of the stations) there is another settlement, but to get
to this platform, you have to climb a ramp, there are 2 guns protecting this
one but you might not have destroy both of them, (I didn't have to) and the
packet is again on the platform somewhere.

Now these last 2 are easy, the first is at the entrance to the cave for the
lava station across the stone bridge on a raised platform,and the second is
right in front of the helo pad at the entrance to the last part of the mission
on another platform.  All the packets are in the part where you get to drive
(The big grassland).

4. Digital Exorcist
Description: Successfully shut down the rogue VI in Project Overlord
Achievement Points: 15G
Trophy Color: Bronze
Guide: DLC story related, so it can't be missed.  You'll get this when you get
to the end of the DLC


DLC D: Lair of the Shadow Broker
Cost: Xbox 360: 800 MSP
      PS3: Comes with the game, so free
      PC: $10.00

Note: All but one achievement from the Xbox 360/PC version of the game will
not be present for PS3 players.  That one achievement will be listed first.

5. Heart of Darkness
Description: Confront the Shadow Broker
Achievement Points: 50G
Trophy Color: Silver
Guide: DLC story related, so it can't be missed.  You'll get this when you
enter the Shadow Broker's room.

6. Detail Orientated
Description: Use all information terminals in the Shadow Brokerís stronghold.
Achievement Points: 40G
Trophy Color: N/A
Guide: After beating the Shadow Broker, you be in his room with several
terminals in it.  Examine each one and it'll unlock.  Here's the list of all
terminals you have to check out and where they are at.  The list belongs
ananasnaama of TrueAchievements.

Dossiers - When you enter the room, on the left.

Investment Opportunities - When you enter the room, on the right.

Delivery Pickup - Walk across the room, it's in the middle next to the
                  spoiler-free person.

Advanced Training - Turn left from Delivery Pickup.

Armor Locker - Take the short stairs up from Advanced Training.

Video Archive - From the Armor Locker you'll see a door to your left. Go
                through that door to another room, it's to the left on a small
                platform. There's also a music datapad in the room next to
                another spoiler-free person, but it's not counted as a
                terminal.

Upgrades - Exit that room and turn left.

Survey Information - Take the short stairs down from the Upgrades and it's on
                     the left next to a round table.

Update Note: Thank you Xbox Live's AllChristophe for the correction in this
achievement's description.

7. Most Dangerous Game
Description: Defeat the Shadow Brokerís Assassin
Achievement Points: 35G
Trophy Color: N/A
Guide: DLC story related, so it can't be missed.  The assassin's name is
Vasir, and she can be quite a ***** on Insane.  You'll get this as soon as you
kill her.

8. The Hard Way
Description: Complete the Shadow Broker Mission pack on Hardcore or Insanity
Achievement Points: 50G
Trophy Color: N/A
Guide: Before you even start the DLC, make sure you are set to either Hardcore
or Insanity.  If you are going for the Insane achievement, then there's no
reason why you should do that since you are on that setting already.  After
that, make it to the Shadow Broker's room and kick his ***.

9. Catching Up
Description: Reminisce with Liara on the Normandy
Achievement Points: 25G
Trophy Color: N/A
Guide: After beating the Shadow Broker, talk to Liara, and she'll want to meet
you in your room on the Normandy.  Let her do this, and the achievement will
unlock as soon as the converation ends.  I'm not sure if you have to have
romanced with Liara from ME1 in order for this to unlock.


DLC E: Arrival
Cost: Xbox 360: 560 MSP
      PS3: $6.99
      PC: $7.00

10. Ultimate Sacrifice
Description: Complete the Arrival DLC
Achievement Points: 50G
Trophy Color: Bronze
Guide: This one is DLC story related, so it can't be missed.  You get this
when you beat this DLC.

11. Last Stand
Description: Complete all 5 waves in the battle for Object Roh
Achievement Points: 25G
Trophy Color: Bronze
Guide: DLC Story related, but this one is actually missable.  If for some
reason you get killed at that point of the DLC, you advance the story anyway,
missing this achievement/trophy. (thank you AllChristophe for the correction).
Anyway, you get this when you survive all 5 waves in the Object Roh battle.

12. Covert Action
Description: Rescue Dr. Amanda Kenson without attracting hostile attention
Achievement Points: 25G
Trophy Color: Bronze
Guide: I'm not sure how I can explain this one (partly because I just brought
this at the time), but it seems to be a bit tricky.  Because of this, I'm
going to have you look at a Youtube video, guiding you through this.  The
video belongs to Achievement Hunters (Roosterteeth) of Youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPZRvBgJ7_w


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You have 2 Main ways of contacting me:

1. Send me an E-mail
2. Send me a message on my Gamertag on X-Box Live

My E-mail address: shadowjohn91(at)yahoo(dot)com.
My Gamertag is Gamer364.  This can be done only through a text message.

E-mail or Message me if you:

A. See a spelling error: I may have made spelling errors as I was writing
this.

B. Have a question that needs asking: You may have something that needs
clearing up or something to that affect.

C. Have a correction to make: I'm not 100% sure on some of the stuff mentioned
though out the guide.

D. Want to use my guide on your website: I personally have no problem
letting you use my guide on your website, as long as you ask me first, and you
give me credit for it.

E. Think you see someone using my guide without permission: I don't like it
when people steal my stuff (at least, not without asking me first).  I don't
do it to other people (at least without giving other people credit for the
idea), so why do it to me anyway?

F. Have something to add-on to this or that/there's something I forgot to
include: If there something you think I should have included, but I didn't,
you are encouraged to send me an Email for this or that.

Do note that if you do decide you want to message me, make sure if the topic
is about Mass Effect 2.

As of right now the only sites that have permission to use my guide:
A. GameFAQs (I have an account with them, so they don't really need my
permission.)
B. Neoseeker (They have advanced permission)
C. SuperCheats
More to come (maybe).

Don't even think about email me if you are going to send me:
A. Hate Mail
B. Spam
C. Name Calling mail
D. Barely readable/Unreadable mail
E. Mail with mostly creative words (if you get my drift)

Letter A I take offence to, because I don't send hate mail to no one.

I have a Spam safeguard with yahoo, and it'll tell me if I have spam or not
with Letter B.  Also, if I think your trying sending me spam on Xbox Live,
don't think I won't write a complaint about you, and/or tell Microsoft on you.

With letter C, I also take offence, because I get name called in school.

Letter D, If your sending me an E-mail, have spell check available to you and
youíre not sure of your spelling, then why not use it?

Letter E, Unless I messed up that badly, there's really no reason for that
anyway.

All of these things can and will make me think your a bad person, when in
reality your probably not.  All in all, just don't do it.

Follow these rules, and if you add-on and/or correct something, I'll give you
credit for it.

Note: Don't get discouraged if I don't answer you right away.  Sometimes, I
might be on the Computer and sometimes I'll be on Xbox Live.  Your best bet
is to send both an E-mail and an Xbox Live message.  That way if I don't get
one of your messages, I'll still be able to get the other message.  Even
then, I might still not get your message right away.

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Legal Junk

This guide is copyrighted and written by me.  I wrote this with the help of
resources used and other people mentioned special thanks portion of this
act.  It may not be redistributed nor sold for commercial purposes and/or
profit at all, nor can it to be used in other websites without written
permission first.


Special Thanks

Bioware: For making this game.

The Official Guide: For helping me through the game.

GameFAQs: For allowing my guide to be on the website.

You: For taking the time to read my guide.


Other Guides I've Done

As mentioned in my Intro, this is not the only guide in my series of guides.
Here's the link to all the other ones I've done in the past.

Lost Odyssey
Type: Achievement Guide
Summited: 10/16/10
www.gamefaqs.com/xbox360/928334-lost-odyssey/faqs/58796

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II
Type: Achievement/Trophy Guide
Summited: 01/01/11
www.gamefaqs.com/xbox360/981370-star-wars-the-force-unleashed-ii/faqs/61570

Sonic Adventure
Type: Achievement/Trophy Guide
Summited: 01/26/11
www.gamefaqs.com/xbox360/997574-sonic-adventure/faqs/61723


Well, that's the end of my guide.  This has been Gamer364, signing out.


The End