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    Silent Hill: Homecoming
    Achievement Guide
    Version 1.05
    Written by Mcrfan44 (Justin Wilson)
    Table of Contents
    1M.) Introduction
    2M.) Guide
    3M.) Achievement Details and Tips
    4M.) Legal/Misc
    5M.) History
    Silent Hill: Homecoming, released in September 2008 in North America, is the
    6th game in the Silent Hill series, following Silent Hill: Origins. I've 
    been a huge Silent Hill fan since playing Silent Hill 2 on my Xbox so I was
    quite excited for this game. And while it's definitely not the best Silent
    Hill game (in my humble opinion) it's still an excellent game and is sure to
    satisfy both Silent Hill and survival horror fans. I do want to say that
    while playing the previous entries in the series are not essential to 
    understanding the story in Homecoming, you will miss out on some cool/funny
    references, so take that as you will. If you do end up playing through 
    Homecoming and craving more Silent Hill, play the previous games! They're
    amazing and I promise that they won't disappoint. Also, this is my first
    guide/FAQ so please, any criticism is welcome.
    2M.) Guide
    Silent Hill: Homecoming has 32 Achievements and a total Gamerscore of 1000
    *There will be some minor spoilers, but it's impossible for me to avoid them
     in explaining the achievements.*
    *If the specific details on something are not listed in the guide below, 
    they'll be in the achievement details further down the page.*
    Alright, first off, you want to start your first game on Normal; not only 
    will this help you learn the controls and enemy attack patterns, but also,
    the play through on Hard is made much, much easier by obtaining the Laser
    Pistol, which I will detail how shortly. Throughout your first play through
    on Normal you'll get all of the "Defeat 1 ***" achievements, of which there
    are nine (Nurse, Feral, Lurker, Needler, Schism, Siam, Smog, Swarm, and Order
    Member). You'll also get one achievement for each boss defeated, so four more
    Achievements there (Sepulcher, Scarlet, Asphyxia, Amnion). You also want to
    collect all the Child's Drawings (18 total), all of the Photos (11 total),
    and all the Serums (8 total). You'll get two achievements for the Photos
    (Sightseeing for finding one photo and Josh's Gallery for finding them all),
    two achievements for finding the Serums (Kaufmann's Handiwork for finding one
    Serum and Health Junkie for finding them all), and one more Achievement for
    finding all the Child's Drawings (Nursery Rhymes). That's five more
    Achievements, which brings us to a total of 18 Achievements so far. 
    Now throughout the game's storyline, you have to make three choices regarding
    your mother, father, and a friend. Each of these choices has an Achievement
    for both choices (with the exception of the friend). If you're following
    my guide and want to obtain the Laser Pistol on the first run-through then
    we want to go for the No Dogs Allowed Ending, which unlocks the Laser Pistol
    for your next play through on Hard. To get the UFO Ending you need not shoot 
    your mother, do not forgive your father, and give your friend the med kit.
    This will get you three achievements (Compassion, Angela's Choice, and Now
    About Those Drinks). If it's your first time playing through and you 
    have no idea what Iím talking about, don't fret. Itís very obvious when you
    need to make these choices and you won't have any trouble with them. We've
    now got a total of 21 Achievements. Finally, you want to get the Rifle, as
    this gets you the Lock 'n' Load Achievement. The steps to get it will be
    in the achievement details below. If you followed the guide, you'll be
    getting the No Dogs Allowed Ending and will get that Achievement as the 
    credits roll. So, in one play through, we've gotten 23 of 32 Achievements the
    game has to offer. Not bad, eh?
    Alright then, letís go for the second play through, shall we? First off, we're
    going to start the game on Hard. This makes the enemies deal significantly more
    damage and decreases the usefulness of health items, but the Laser Pistol
    honestly makes Hard mode a cakewalk. Also, you can really get the other four
    endings in any order from this point on, but for the sake of consistency,
    let's work towards the Smile ending. Right after the Nightmare section of the
    beginning, you can get two achievements in your house. You want to pick up
    the Laser Pistol in Josh's bedroom (gets you the Science Fiction Achievement)
    and pick up the Circular Saw in the garage (gets you the Rising Tension
    Achievement). The rest of this play through, you want to do exactly as you
    did the last one, except now you don't have to worry about finding photos,
    drawings, and serums. Just rely on the Laser Pistol and it'll be fine. There
    is one exception: in order to get the Smile ending you have to do the exact
    opposite to your mother and father than you did the last play through.
    You want to shoot your mother and forgive your father (this nets you the
    Mercy and Forgiveness Achievements). Also, and this is IMPORTANT(!), you
    want to make three separate save files (in addition to your main save file).
    You want one save before your mother, one before your father, and one before
    you reach Wheeler. This will save you tons of time as all you have to do is
    load up any of those saves to get the other three endings. Now all you have
    to do is beat the game. As the credits roll you'll get the Smile Achievement
    and the The Old Gods... Achievement. 
    We're now up to 29 achievements out of 32. All we have left is the endings.
    Just load up those saves and get the last three endings. The details on how
    to get em' will be in the Achievement details below. After that, congrats!
    You just got 32 out of 32 Achievements and successfully 100%-ed Silent Hill:
    3M.) Achievement Details and Tips
    *I'm going to group these together by type (ex: collect *, defeat *)
    1.) Alchemilla's Finest 10G
    Defeat 1 Nurse 
    Nurses aren't too bad of an enemy. I'd go with either the Combat Knife
    /Ceremonial Dagger or the Fire Axe. Using either of those plus with some use
    of the dodge button and you won't have any trouble.
    2.) Eddie's Legacy 10G
    Defeat 1 Feral
    Ferals' are fast and pretty nimble. I would honestly only use the Combat 
    Knife/Ceremonial Dagger on these guys, as they're too fast for the Fire Axe
    or the Iron Pipe/Crowbar. Using the dodge button is, once again, important
    as well.
    3.) Lurk No More 10G
    Defeat 1 Lurker
    Honestly, I don't think Iíve ever taken damage from one of these. Just equip
    the Combat Knife/Ceremonial Dagger and go at em' with quick attacks 
    (A button). They'll go down with no problems. 
    4.) To The Point 10G
    Defeat 1 Needler
    Bleh. These guys are probably my least favorite enemy. The easiest way to
    kill em' is a headshot, but they'll constantly try to block you and you don't
    always have ammo to spare. If you don't have any pistol ammo, Iíd use the
    fire axe. Just keep dodging and watch for its quick counters.
    5.) Split Personality 10G
    Defeat 1 Schism
    Schisms may seem intimidating, but they're nothing to really worry about.
    Your best option is to take them out with the Shotgun or Rifle from a 
    distance, but if thatís not an option, I would go with the Crowbar/Pipe, as
    itís not too slow yet stronger than the Ceremonial Dagger/Combat Knife.
    Another option is to simply run. Schismsí arenít too fast and their attacks
    do quite a bit of damage so running's not a bad idea.
    6.) Shades of James 20G
    Defeat 1 Siam
    Gah, Siams can really do some damage. And the worst part is, in almost every
    situation you encounter them, running isn't an option. I would seriously
    recommend a ranged weapon, the Shotgun preferably. If you don't have any ammo
    go for the Fire Axe. Kill these guys as quickly as possible, as they can
    really drain your health. Save your ammo for these guys and the bosses.
    7.) Clear the Air 10G
    Defeat 1 Smog
    Smogs are annoying, but thatís about it. Itís almost impossible to kill them
    with a melee weapon, due to their smoke attack. Don't waste any Shotgun ammo
    on them, Pistol only. Wait until they're charging their smoke attack (when
    they expose their lungs) and shoot the lungs then. They'll go down in two
    shots this way. If you don't have any ammo, run. You'll waste way too 
    much health taking these guys down with melee weapons.
    8.) Creeper Reaper 10G
    Defeat 1 Swarm
    True to their name, Swarms usually come in groups, but they won't cause any
    problems regardless. Honestly, it may be best to wait for them to attach
    themselves to you and then pull them off with the dodge button, you'll lose
    minimal health this way. If you don't want to do that, go at them with the
    Ceremonial Dagger/Combat Knife while they're floating in front of you.
    9.) Out of Order 10G
    Defeat 1 Order member
    Order members used to really annoy me, until I found the perfect way to kill
    them. If you go at em' with the Ceremonial Dagger/Combat Knife's quick 
    attacks (A button) they won't have a chance to attack. It may take a little
    while to kill them this way, but just keep spamming the A button and they
    won't hit you once. As for the Order members with Rifles, try and take them
    out with a Pistol headshot as the Ceremonial Dagger/Combat Knife method
    doesn't work as well on them.
    10.) Six Feet Under 50G
    Defeat Sepulcher
    The first boss may seem very intimidating, but he's not so bad. As the battle
    starts, you want to pull out your Fire Axe and move left, till you reach the
    first bookshelf/flesh sac. Attack the flesh sac with the axe until it
    falls then go behind the bookshelf and wait for Sepulcher to attack, the
    bookshelf will take the blow and you won't take any damage. Rinse and repeat
    until all the flesh sacs have fallen. Now the second phase of the battle will
    start, with Sepulcher coming down from the ceiling and staying in the middle
    of the area. You want to wait until he stomps his hand on the floor 
    (getting it stuck in the process) and then go at him with the Fire Axe.
    After he gets his hand free dodge his attacks until he does it again, and
    then repeat. Eventually, you get a button prompt. Press it and the fight will
    be over.
    11.) Blood Donor 50G
    Defeat Scarlet
    Once again, not a bad boss battle. Scarlet will start the battle standing up,
    walking around the room and taking swings at you whenever possible. Using
    the Crowbar/Pipe you want to dodge her attacks and attack her when you can,
    breaking off pieces or her porcelain shell on her legs, arms and back. After
    doing this for long enough, she'll fall to the ground and you need to walk
    behind her and press the button prompt, stabbing the Crowbar/Pipe into
    her back. This starts the second stage of the battle. Scarlet will get down
    on all fours and chase to around, occasionally going to the ceiling too.
    You can pull out the Shotgun here for some easy hits, but other than that
    you just want to keep working on her with the Fire Axe. If she goes to the
    ceiling, just stand in one spot and wait for the button prompt to appear,
    press it and you'll dodge her attack and get a free hit on her too. 
    Eventually, you'll get another button prompt and once again stab the Crowbar/
    Pipe into her back, but this time, she stays down.
    12.) Catch Your Breath 50G
    Defeat Asphyxia
    Asphyxia is my least favorite boss, not because she's the hardest, but 
    because she's the most annoying. I usually start the battle by using whatever
    ammo I have on her. But then is where the annoying part starts. Using melee
    weapons (the Fire Axe) you ideally want to attack Asphyxia's tail, but she 
    makes this neigh impossible by not letting you get anywhere hear her tail.
    Just keep wailing away on her with the Fire Axe and dodging her attacks
    until she slumps over. This is your queue to go behind her for a button 
    prompt, ending the battle.
    13.) Head Above Water 50G
    Defeat Amnion
    Despite being the final boss, Amnion isn't very hard. I would recommend 
    having as large a stockpile of ammo as you can for this battle, as it will
    make things alot easier. If you have ammo, just empty all of it into her.
    She has two stages, but both of them are very similar and her attacks are 
    very easy to dodge. If you don't have any/enough ammo to bring her down, I
    would just wail away on her with the Fire Axe, dodging as many of her attacks
    as you can. Of course, after her second stage, you need to go up and perform
    a button prompt. This will kill her and you'll have completed the game.
    14.) Sightseeing 10G
    Find 1 Photo
    *See Josh's Gallery for a list of all Photos*
    15.) Josh's Gallery 50G
    To unlock this Achievement you need to find all 11 Photos scattered 
    throughout the game in one play through. This is a breeze as long as you 
    have this list:
     1st photo: Josh's Rabbit in a backpack
     Area: Nightmare
     Found right after the room with the Nurses in front of the static-y TV. 
     Itís at the end of the 3rd floor on a gurney. 
     2nd photo: Alex's mom and Judge Holloway
     Area: Shepard's Glen 
     Found in the central room of the Town Hall, on the pulpit. (You can get this
     right after the Nightmare area (when the game plays a cutscene showing the
     Town Hall) or later on in the game).
     3rd photo: Giant spider and army man
     Area: In the playground next to your house
     Found right behind the yellow slide in the playground.
     4th photo: Dad's hunting room
     Area: Alex's House (Backyard)
     Found in a backpack hanging on a door in your backyard. (Itís the door you
     need to take to get to the graveyard).
     5th photo: Joey in the treehouse
     Area: Hotel
     Found on the doorknob of a locked door right after cutting through a 
     painting in the hotel. Itís very early on in the hotel, right after you get
     off the elevator.
     6th photo: Wheeler and Alex's father
     Area: Police Station
     After the Schisms attack and you start to leave with Wheeler a Schism will
     breakthrough a door on your right side. The photo is in that room on a table. 
     7th photo: Nora on the steps
     Area: Sewer
     After the battle with the Needlers and Siam in the sewer, follow the path
     after the gate opens up, but look for an alcove on the left before you climb
     the ladder. The photo is in that alcove. 
     8th photo: Scarlet with her dolls
     Area: Dr. Fitch's Office
     Found in the Children's Exam room on the side counter,
     9th photo: Curtis working
     Area: Shepard's Glen
     The photo is on the right side of the Missing Persons Board, on the ground.
     You can only get this photo after you get the Ceremonial Dagger and exit the
     graveyard, not when you meet Elle there previously.
     10th photo: A spooked looking Alex
     Area: Alex's House (Attic)
     On the left side of the attack, on top of some boxes.
     11th photo: Josh
     In the church, in the room where you get the Chalice plate. There is a 
     mirror and a bowl on the right side. The photo is in the bowl.
    16.) Nursery Rhymes 50G
    To unlock this Achievement you need to find all 18 of the Child's Drawing's 
    scattered throughout the game in one play through. Once again, this is easy 
    with this list:
     1st drawing: A family of bunnies
     Area: Nightmare
     On floor where Josh was drawing  right after you enter the code into the 
     2nd drawing: This bunny looks catatonic
     Area: Nightmare
     After you cut through the flesh in the Surgery Theater itís on the wall 
     right after.
     3rd drawing: A bunny on fire
     Area: Nightmare
     In the same room where you pull Robbie from the mirror. It's next to the 
     mirror, on the wall by the door.
     4th drawing: Three bloody bunnies
     Area: Nightmare
     After you give Josh Robbie, itís on the floor where he was drawing.
     5th drawing: This bunny seems to be flailing in water
     Area: Nightmare
     After you get the forth drawing, you'll go down a hallway. As you reach the 
     end of the hall a door will slam shut. This drawing is on the door.
     6th drawing: Where is Steven mommy?
     Area: In the playground next to Alex's house
     This drawing is behind a tree on the fence wall, on the right side of the 
     7th drawing: Billy too, and Sally?
     Area: Alex's House (Backyard)
     This drawing is in your backyard, behind a tree on the left side.
     8th drawing: Beware of he who took them
     Area: Shepard's Glen
     When you meet Elle for the first time, this drawing is on the back of the 
     Missing Persons board.
     9th drawing: For every sin a child has
     Area: Hotel 
     In room 504, this drawing is behind the dresser. Push it out of the way to 
     get it.
     10th drawing: Remember to always behave
     Area: Hells Descent
     In Hells Decent you'll get to a point where Joshua will run from right to 
     left in front of you. There's a Smog to the left, so kill it, but then go 
     right to find the drawing.
     11th drawing: The lying little children
     Area: Hells Descent
     You'll eventually come to a stopped fan with Josh drawing behind it. As you
     step through the fan, Josh will run, leaving the drawing on the floor 
     behind him.
     12th drawing: And if they take what is not theirs
     Area: Town Hall
     In the Town Hall there is a boarded up room that you have to hack open with 
     your axe. In that room, move the bookshelf to get the drawing.
     13th drawing: The bullies and their spiteful wrath
     Area: Graveyard
     After you get the Ceremonial Dagger and climb out, you'll end up in a 
     mausoleum. The drawing is on the walls of the mausoleum.  
     14th drawing: Child, you must obey your parents
     Area: Alex's House (Hell version)
     After you cut through the flesh in Josh's room, you'll find another room 
     with a butcher's knife. This drawing is under the knife.
     15th drawing: Beatings cleanse the soul
     Area: Silent Hill
     Right before you go to the Overlook Penitentiary you'll pass a bait shop. 
     In the fence of the bait shop, there will be a hole. Duck through it to 
     find the drawing on the right.
     16th drawing: You are your brothers keeper
     Area: Overlook Penitentiary
     After you rescue Wheeler from his cell, he'll tell you follow him. Shortly
     after, you'll reach a gap, which he will jump over. Don't jump over it,
     instead look into the cell on your left. The drawing is on the wall of
     that cell.
     17th drawing: And while good children live
     Area: Church
     After the cutscene with your father, look behind him on the left. The 
     drawing is on the machine.
     18th drawing: So do not cry aloud at night
     Area: Lair
     In room 211, go through the door (to the boiler room) instead of hopping 
     over the glass. The drawing is on the left behind the white box.
    17.) Kaufmann's Handiwork 10G
    Find 1 Serum
    *See Health Junkie for the locations of all the Serums.*
    18.) Health Junkie 50G
    To unlock this achievement you need to find all 8 Serums in the game 
    (you should want to get them anyway as they raise your max health, making 
    your life easier). The list is below:
     1st serum
     Area: Town Hall 
     The first serum is in one of the side rooms of the Town Hall, sitting on a 
     2nd serum
     Area: Hotel
     This serum is in the bathroom of room 408. You can't get to it from the 
     main room, you have to hack through boards with an axe from the hallway 
     outside the room.
     3rd serum
     Area: Dr. Fitch's Office
     After you examine Scarlets' doll case and leave the room some Nurses will 
     burst through a door down the hall. The serum is in that room.
     4th serum
     Area: Hell Descent
     When you reach the stopped fan puzzle, before you stop the fans on the 
     right, go through the two stopped fans on the left. The serum is in before
     the third fan, sitting on a table.
     5th serum
     Area: Cemetery
     Right after you get the Ceremonial Dagger, you'll exit and end up in a 
     mausoleum. Directly across from that is another mausoleum, in that is the
     5th serum.
     6th serum
     Area: Silent Hill Streets
     The 6th serum is on a bench outside of the main entrance to the Alchemilla
     7th serum
     Area: Prison
     This serum is in the same area as the wire puzzle. After you solve the wire
     puzzle, one of the switches that turns on opens a door on the second floor,
     you have to jump a gap to reach it. The serum is in this room. 
     8th serum
     Area: Lair
     The last serum in is room 301 in the Lair. Itís sitting on a table.
    19.) Lock 'n' Load 25G
    Find the Rifle
    There are two rifles in Silent Hill: Homecoming, one in the Lair (Police 
    Marksman Rifle) and one that you have to complete a jewel puzzle to obtain,
    in Dargento Cemetery. The Police Marksman Rifle doesn't count towards this 
    Achievement so you need to get the one from the puzzle. In Dargento Cemetery
    there is a statue of Janus, with places for two jewels. You need the Garnet
    and Turquoise. The Garnet is right past a wall on the opposite side of
    the cemetery, you have to breach it with an axe to get to the Garnet. The
    Turquoise is in the Toluca Lake Office building. Itís in the room right before
    you jump the gap, it's in the sink right next to the door that you enter 
    from. After you get these two jewels go back to the cemetery and place them
    in the statue. You'll get a key which will unlock a locked gate in the
    cemetery, inside that locked area is the Rifle.
    20.) Rising Tension 25G
    Find the Circular Saw
    After you complete the game once (with any ending) you can find the Circular
    Saw in the garage of Alex's House. Pick it up to get this Achievement.
    21.) Science Fiction 25G
    Find the Laser Pistol
    After you complete the game with the No Dogs Allowed ending you can find the
    Laser Pistol in Josh's room at the start of the game. Pick it up to unlock
    this Achievement.
    22.) The Old Gods... 100G
    Complete the game on Hard
    Alright, pretty simple actually. You want the Laser Pistol! With it, the Hard
    play through is extremely easy. But some general tips are to make liberal use 
    of the dodge button and pick up as many serums, ammo, and health items as 
    you can.
    23.) Mercy 20G
    Alex ended his mother's suffering.
    For this Achievement, simply shoot your mother when given the choice.
    24.) Compassion 20G
    Alex could not end his mothers suffering.
    For this Achievement, simply do not shoot your mother when given the choice.
    25.) Forgiveness 20G
    Alex forgives his father.
    For this Achievement, simply forgive your father when talking to him in the 
    26.) Angela's Choice 20G
    Alex does not forgive his father.
    For this Achievement, simply do not forgive your father when talking to him 
    in the Church.
    27.) Now About Those Drinks 25G
    Saved Wheeler
    For this Achievement, give Wheeler the first aid kit when given the choice 
    in the Lair.
    28.) Smile 50G
    Achieve Ending 1
    To get this ending you must shoot Alex's mother, forgive his father, and 
    either save or let Wheeler die.
    29.) In Water 50G
    Achieve Ending 2
    To get this ending you must shoot Alex's mother, do not forgive his father, 
    and either save or let Wheeler die.
    30.) Judgment 50G
    Achieve Ending 3
    To get this ending you must not shoot Alex's mother, do not forgive his 
    father, and let Wheeler die.
    31.) Intensive Care 50G
    Achieve Ending 4
    To get this ending you must not shoot Alex's mother, forgive his father, and
    save or let Wheeler die.
    32.) No Dogs Allowed 50G
    Achieve Ending 5
    To get this ending you must not shoot Alex's mother, do not forgive his 
    father, and save Wheeler.
    4M.) Legal and Misc
    Some misc stuff:
    - If you plan on playing through the game with the Boogeyman costume 
    (unlocked by getting the Judgment ending) please realize that it makes Alex's
    head much larger and can actually block the camera in some areas.
    -Some of the Achievement titles (Eddie's Legacy, Shades of James) are 
    references to previous Silent Hill games.
    I wrote this guide purely for my love of the Silent Hill series and GameFAQS.
    I wanted to give back to a community thatís always helped me when I needed it.
    If you have any questions, comments, ideas, or contributions please write me
    at mcrfan44@gmail.com  Please include a way to credit you in case I put it in
    the guide.
    This is only for use on GameFAQS and its partners. If you want to put this
    guide on your site, send me an email and Iíll let you know.
    Copyright 2009 Justin Wilson
    All trademarks and copyrights contained in this document are owned by their
    respective trademark and copyright holders.
    5M.) History
    Version 1.00: First upload
    Version 1.05: Fixed grammar and spelling errors.

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