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    	 	           Dead Space 2
    	 	       By: Gamefigureouter
    		     Gamertag: ForeverMidnight
    		     Email: dgnslyr90@yahoo.com
    	The only way I post guides for achievements is if I have 
    at least 99% of them. My guides wont have all of the fancy 
    scripting and writing to make designs, its not intended for that. 
    If you want an achievement you should just be able to look it up 
    quick and easy without having to wade through hundreds of symbols 
    that make silly designs.
    	If you have any questions, feel free to send me a message
    via Email or Gamertag and I will be happy to assist you.
    +   Table of contents                        +
     1: Introduction to Dead Space 2      	     +
     2: Achievements			     +
          A: Game play tips			     + 
     *****1: Level Difficulty 		     +
             1-1: Made Us Whole		     +
             1-2: Mission Impossible	     +
             1-3: Hard to the Core		     +
     *****2: Normal Achievements 		     +
    	 2-1: Shoot the Limbs  		     +
    	 2-2: Epic Dismemberment	     +
    	 2-3: Vacuum Cleaner 		     +
    	 2-4: Skewered in Space		     +
    	 2-5: Taste of Your Own Medicine     +
    	 2-6: Going For Distance             + 
    	 2-7: Think Fast		     +  
    	 2-8: Frozen In Time		     +
    	 2-9: ...And Stay Down               +
    	 2-10: My Boom Stick		     +
             2-11: Lawnmower Man 		     +
    	 2-12: Shock Therapy		     +
    	 2-13: C-Section		     +
    	 2-14: Clean Cut		     +
    	 2-15: Necro Flambé		     +
    	 2-16: The Nanny		     +
    	 2-17: Bouncing Betty		     +
    	 2-18: Brute Juke		     +
    	 2-19: Its a Trap!		     +
    	 2-20: Peek A Boo! 		     +
    	 2-21: Sampler Platter		     +
    	 2-22: Lightspeed de Milo	     +
    	 2-23: Looking Good		     +
    	 2-24: Collect Peng		     +
    	 2-25: Picking Favorites	     +
    	 2-26: Fully Loaded		     +
    	 2-27: Fully Outfitted		     +
    	 2-28: The Engineer/Librarian/	     +
    	       Electrician		     +
    	 2-29: Romper Stomper		     +
    	 2-30: First Aid		     +			
     *****3: Secret Achievements		     +
    	 3-1: Elevator Action		     + 
             3-2: Patient on the Loose	     +  
    	 3-3: Derailed			     +
             3-4: One Small Step		     +
             3-5: Clever Girls		     +
             3-6: Torment Me No More	     +
             3-7: The Graduate		     + 
             3-8: Shut Down			     +
    	 3-9: Powered Up		     +
    	 3-10: Hornet's Nest		     +
    	 3-11: Operation! 	 	     +
    	 3-12: Knock Knock		     +
    	 3-13: Cross your Heart, Hope to Die +
    	 3-14: The Final Sacrifice	     +
    	 3-15: The Fugitive		     +
     *****4: Disclaimer			     +
    Introduction to Dead Space 2 
    !!!!!!!!!! please note this is all just my opinion !!!!!!!!!!!!!
    	Welcome back to your own personal hell. No matter where
    you go, you just cant seem to catch a break can you?
    	Its been 3 years since the events at the Ishimura in Dead 
    Space 1 and Isaac is not having a good day. While being plagued 
    by horrid visions of the past, it seems another outbreak has 
    spread on the Sprawl; a massive space station on Saturn’s moon, 
    	This game has brought back everything that was loved about 
    the first game, namely the brutal violence and scares; then got 
    rid of the things that was hated, the scavenger hunt feeling, 
    0 gravity jumping, and lack of WTF moments. I challenge
    you not to jump at least once.
    Game play Tips
    	The achievements can be obtained with a minimum of three 
    playthroughs. I did Zealot just to play the game without focusing
    on anything BUT the game, then New+ on an easier difficulty with
    my upgrades to clean up the other achievements.
    	There are no achievements that can be obtained for 
    multiplayer, even if it calls for killing Necros. Its just there 
    for enjoyment.
    	Take your time! I cant stress that enough, especially if 
    you are starting on a higher difficulty. By rushing through you 
    may miss an important item or run mouth first into a spitters 
    jawless maul.
    	If you are wondering what number your on for that DO 
    THIS x NUMBER OF TIMES, you can check the achievements in the 
    start menu and it will show you how many more you need.
    Level Difficulty**************
    1-1: Made Us Whole 
    beat the game on any difficulty- 10g
    	From casual to Zealot, just beat the game and you will 
    hear the familiar *ding
    1-2: Mission Impossible
    Beat the game on Zealot difficulty- 50g
    	Here is what makes this "impossible"; you will find few 
    health items, you will find little ammunition, the enemies 
    damage threshold is max, your pain threshold is minimum. If you 
    get hit enough in a row, you may still have a yellow on that 
    health gauge, but you WILL get the death scene.
    	The good thing is that you can save as MANY times as you 
    want, if your moving from room to room with waves of Necros, you 
    can turn around and re-save before you die and you will start 
    without having to fight that first or second wave.
    	Again, TAKE YOUR TIME, especially if this is first 
    playthrough. I don’t care how B.A you are, you WILL die a few 
    times in this. No need to feel overwhelmed, with each death you
    are learning a new strategy on how to get through that room. I 
    would purposefully reload a checkpoint just because I knew that
    if I played it just a LITTLE bit differently, I would make it out
    with more ammo which probably means more health.
    	Don’t remember putting that "dead" Necro there? TK pull it.
    Did it come to you? Guess what, its still alive, and waiting for
    an unsuspecting engineer to come walking to it. But since your
    not unsuspecting (anymore at least), take aim and pop a few into
    its legs, give it a reason to lay down.
    	When it comes to nodes, focus on the most important 
    things, the suit (the air is not important...at all), stasis, and 
    your main primary and secondary weapons (the plasma cutter and 
    ripper for me). No need on wasting important nodes on non essential 
    	You may want to stoke up on ammo at the store for your guns
    if you can, health as well. The amount you find is dismal and I
    found myself on the empty side of a weapon in a couple important
    scenes. Its a poor feeling when you leave the store with 50 rounds
    and by the next store you are scrounging for that 3 round item drop.
    The game may also realize that by giving you just enough ammo to 
    kill a necro as most only need 3 rounds to kill.
    1-3: Hard to the Core
    Beat the game on Hard Core mode- 50g
    	Whoever thought of this achievement needs to go and play 
    on the freeway. Remember the little ammo and health you got in 
    Zealot? Its less, bare minimum. Thinking about starting with a New+ 
    game? Forget about that, you must start fresh. Remember all those 
    saves you abused in Zealot? Yeah, you only get three. Three saves 
    altogether on a two disk game! Those checkpoints? Gone, and if you 
    die you go either back to the beginning of the disk or your last 
    save...think about that.
    	Now if your a B.A and don’t care about any of that (I see those
    hand sweating), then allow me to go over the good news.
    	Yes there is good news. The damage threshold for you and the 
    Necros dropped down a difficulty from Zealot. So if you played that
    first playthrough on Zealot, you have a feel for hardcore a bit. Did
    I say there are no checkpoints...well I fibbed. Your one and ONLY 
    "checkpoint" is that second disk. Once you pop that in, if you die 
    shortly after, you will start at the beginning of that disk instead 
    of ALL the way at the beginning. 
    	The general consensus before tackling this, is to make this
    the last achievement. Play through twice to get a feel for the 
    difficulty and where exactly all the enemies are. If you played through
    already, why not take advantage of a few of the playthrough guides that
    detail where enemies will pop out so you can be extra ready.
    	I will be using only the plasma cutter and ripper due to the
    severe lack of ammo drops. For a few levels involving the Stalkers I
    will be bringing the Detonator so I wont get surrounded. A lot of the
    Necros can be avoided if you know exactly where they are and what 
    triggers them.
    	Last little nugget of advice, if you are going for this and you
    own the game, walk away if you die. It very frustrating to play for 
    three hours and something so stupid kills you right before you reach that
    second disk. You don’t need to go back into it with a temper, it could
    cause you to make a mistake. Which would lead to another, and another,
    you see where im going with this.
    Normal Achievements***************
    2-1: Shoot the Limbs
    Dismember 25 Necromorph limbs- 10g
    	This will be one of your first 5 achievements, its impossible 
    NOT to get it. Head, arms, legs, tail; these must be removed
    2-2: Epic Dismemberment
    Dismember 2,500 Necromorph limbs- 50g
    	This one will normally take two playthroughs. I used the 
    primary fire of the ripper and held it on them to cut off as much
    as I could. Even dead...um...dead-er Necromorph limbs count.
    2-3: Vacuum Cleaner
    Decompress 20 Necromorph’s without getting sucked out yourself- 30g
    	You cant get this on one playthrough because there are only
    around 4 windows in the game. Here is how I counted it.
    	First window: In chapter 3 the window will be directly in
    front of you in a hallway once you get into the unitology church. 
    Go slowly because two of the Pack, an Exploder, and a Slasher will
    crawl out. Shoot the window and suck em out. Count- 4
    	Second window: In chapter 4 you will enter a room that’s 
    locked on the left and you have to move some nodes around in the
    right room. Once you finish the node movement you will leave the
    room and two necros pop out. Shoot the window and suck em out. 
    Count- 2	
    	Third window: In Chapter 7 the A.I will recognize you as 
    a threat and activate those exploding sensors and a few necros pop 
    out. As soon as you enter the room a crawling slasher comes at you,
    stasis it, then run to activate the rest of the necros. They come
    out of random holes but its usually a baby or two and a Crawler. 
    Shoot the window and suck em out. Count- 3 or 4
    	Fourth Window: In Chapter 9 you will enter a room and spot
    the window on your left. This is an ambush room; run forward, turn
    right, then run as far as you can. Turn around and pop the window 
    to suck out the two Necros. Count- 2
    	Altogether you will get around 10 at a minimum, so two 
    playthroughs and on that fourth window you should get it.
    2-4:  Skewered in Space
    Impale an enemy into a Decompression Window to cause it to blow 
    out- 15g
    	Easily got on the first window. Shoot off a claw, grab it,
    then impale them into the window. Alternatively using the Rivet gun
    works, one of the only good uses for it. 
    2-5: Taste of Your Own Medicine
    TK Impale a live Slasher to a surface using a Slasher's arm, it 
    must stick to the surface- 20g
    	A lot easier than it sounds; just pick up a slasher arm,
    position it between you and a wall, fire. I picked this up before 
    I picked up when you get the telekinesis ability. Ripped off the 
    first Necros arm and impaled the second one that came into the
    2-6: Going for Distance
    Impale an enemy and make him fly through the air for 17 meters, it 
    must stick to the surface- 20g
    	You can use the rivet gun for this but its easier with TK.
    If there is a large space between the Necro and the wall, pick up
    preferably a metal spike and launch it at one.
    2-7: Think Fast
    Kill 30 Necromorph’s with Kinesis objects- 15g
    	Easily done when your saving ammo and impaling with pointy
    things like metal spikes, Necro spikes, stalker hands, scissors, or 
    basically anything pointy that is pointed forward when you TK it. 
    Hitting a cyst doesn’t count.
    2-8: Frozen in Time
    Kill 50 Necromorph’s while they are in stasis- 10g
    	Just freeze them with your stasis or a stasis canister and
    give them separation anxiety from their limbs. Its easy to forget
    about stasis and how long it takes to recharge, but with an 
    upgraded pack and the advanced suit; it wont take you long at all.
    2-9: ...And Stay Down
    Kill 25 crawling enemies with stomp- 10g
    	Shoot out the legs then step on that head. Best done when
    no other enemies are around to hit you. There are a few levels 
    where the enemies are already legless coming at you for an easy
    2-10: My Boom Stick
    Kill six enemies at once with the Line guns Alt-Fire- 20g
    	Have them get close together by following you, stasis them,
    fire the mine, laugh hysterically.
    2-11: Lawnmower man
    Kill four enemies with the same Ripper blade
    	Fighting the pack I think I got around six or so before
    the blade was finished.
    2-12: Shock Therapy
    Impale an enemy with the Javelin Gun and use its Alt-Fire to shock 
    three others- 10g
    	Easily done with the pack, you can possibly hit more. I 
    actually got it impaling a Slasher while it was surrounded by 
    those little leaches in the Unitology chapel.
    2-13: C-Section
    Knock down an enemy with Contact Beam Alt-Fire then kill it with 
    primary Fire before it stands up- 10g
    	Its an easy 10g. Wait for a Slasher to shamble to you, RB,
    then blast that thing back to hell. Don’t need to upgrade it at all
    2-14: Clean Cut
    Sever all three tentacles of a Lurker with one Line Gun primary 
    fire shot- 10g
    	This can be a little tricky, if you aim to low you may not 
    get it as it took me two tries to get it. Make sure the Lurker is 
    on the floor or on the roof so the horizontal line can get the 
    tentacles. When its nice and close just stasis it and aim and the 
    middle portion that the three are closest to each other. Putting a 
    node or two into beam width wouldn’t hurt.	
    2-15: Necro Flambé   
    Kill 50 enemies using the Flamethrower- 10g
    	One of only two reasons to ever need to use this weapon. 
    The packs are one hit kills while everything else usually shakes 
    the initial couple of blasts off. Just be patient.
    2-16: The Nanny
    Kill 30 Crawlers without detonating them- 10g
    	The Crawlers are the little babies with the exploding 
    backs. It takes one shot per baby so I would recommend this on an
    easier difficulty because of the ammo needed. When the babies crawl 
    towards you, aim the reticule a little bit in front of the face
    and the shot should take the head off. If the baby flips and lays 
    out, aim to the left side of the body and kill it that way.
    2-17: Bouncing Betty
    Kill a Cyst by catching its mine and throwing it back- 10g
    	A lot easier than it looks. When you get close to a Cyst 
    it will launch a mine that explodes on contact, giving you little 
    time to catch it without getting hit. Anything that makes contact
    with it will launch the mine, so why not throw a stasis bomb at it?
    	With the stasis bomb, the Cyst and mine freeze giving you 
    time to pat it on the tentacles before catching the mine and 
    throwing it back at it.
    2-18: Brute Juke
    Kill a Brute without taking any damage- 10g
    	If I can get this with all of the brutes on Zealot, you
    can too. The brutes seem a bit easier than DS 1, they will walk
    towards you a bit before charging, which gives you plenty of time 
    to line up a shot. Their charges are easy to out maneuver even if 
    the Brute isn’t in stasis. Just take your time and aim your shots, 
    no need to try to get it on their first charge. You can also use 
    mines to soften them up if you know its coming.
    2-19: Its a Trap!
    Kill 20 enemies with Detonator Mines in a deployed state- 20g 
    	A Star Wars reference in a sci-fi game? No...
    	If you are playing on a harder difficulty, the mines 
    become your best friend and you will get this easy. Just place 
    mines when you know your about to be ambushed. Not sure if you use 
    it on a Pack cluster and it counts all, but the mines MUST be 
    fully deployed with the motion sensor lasers; firing it like a 
    grenade launcher wont count.
    2-20: Peek A Boo!
    Kill a Stalker with the Seeker Rifle while in Zoom Mode- 20g
    	Now it doesn’t matter what the Stalker is doing; peeking at
    you, charging, crawling, or running around. It doesn’t have to be 
    just one shot, as long as its zoomed in when you drop it, the 
    achievement will pop. If your having trouble, just stasis them.
    	Note: if you throw a stasis bomb while they are peeking, 
    they will duck behind whatever they were peeking from and be
    stasised back there making it impossible to get the shot. Just
    use your normal stasis.
    2-21: The Sampler Platter
    Kill a Necromorph with every weapon in the game- 20g
    	You can find the schematics in the node power rooms or in
    certain places around the game. It doesn’t have to be just a 
    slasher, as long as its trying to kill you and isn’t a Cyst, it 
    will count. 
    2-22: Lightspeed de Milo
    Dismember the Lightspeed boy Statue- 10g
    	You can miss this so you have to keep a lookout. As you 
    enter the main shopping area before you go to the Unitology 
    sector, you will see the Lightspeed boy statue on the left hand as
    you enter; its hard to miss because its giant and spinning around.
    Just take off the arms and head to get the *ding
    2-23: Looking Good
    Purchase the Advanced Suit- 10g
    	You will find the schematic in a power node room in 
    chapter 11, the suit costs 35,000 credits which is not hard to 
    come by.
    2-24: Collect Peng
    Find the Peng treasure- 20g
    	A little bit easier than in the first game. In the final
    room before you destroy the A.I, you must raise the shield on the
    cooling tanks. You do this by TK'ng little plugs with symbols into
    the right outlet, the plugs will turn green. When you go to leave 
    the final room, another plug map will have appeared next to the 
    vent. Switch the plugs to this map, this time they will turn blue, 
    and an option to rotate the vent to the left will appear, follow 
    the vent and Peng will be awaiting in front of you
    2-25: Picking Favorites
    Upgrade one weapon completely- 30g
    	Your going to have to buy nodes in order to get this, due
    to the face that it takes 20 or so nodes to upgrade a weapon and 
    you will be spending some on a rig or other weapons as you play so
    you can stay alive. I recommend using the Classic suit because it
    knocks the price from 10,000 to 9,000, essentially making that 
    11th node pay for itself. The Elite Classic suit, which is picked
    up in New+ game, will knock it down to 8,500. 
    	Also if you pay attention to the node map layout on each
    weapon, you can avoid putting some nodes on empty spots when you
    can just go around, the only ones that count for the achievement 
    are the ones that effect the weapon. For my Plasma pistol I was 
    able the save four nodes.
    2-26: Fully Loaded
    Simultaneously have four completely upgraded weapons- 50g
    	Same advise as above, your going to have to get this in a
    New+ game because it will cost WAY to much to attempt this on one 
    playthrough. You do not need to have them all in your inventory
    at the same time, some can be in your safe.
    2-27: Fully Outfitted
    Upgrade your Rig and Stasis completely- 30g
    	Here is a tip for this, go ahead and do the stasis 
    completely but leave the Air nodes in the suit for last. You do 
    not need an upgrade for the game. Once your down to those last 
    three. Save your game, then apply the nodes at a bench but DONT 
    back out, the *ding should pop up and you can just reload your last 
    checkpoint. You will start with the achievement and those three 
    nodes back you can contribute to Fully Loaded.
    2-28: The Engineer/The Librarian/The Electrician
    Collect 10 schematics/100 logs/ 10 Semiconductors- All 10g
    	Someone may ask why im not posting a location for all of 
    these, its because there is MORE than the 10/100/10 required in 
    the game.
    	There is one schematic for every gun, for every gun there
    is ammo. That’s 10 right there! But don’t forget; stasis, the three
    health’s, the three suits, and the power node. As a bonus you get
    three or more New schematics at a New+ game
    	There are text and video logs scattered throughout the
    game, but what the achievement doesn’t tell you is that the sound
    and video logs that you take apart of throughout the game add to
    the count as well.
    	I cant even begin to count how many semiconductors there
    are throughout the game. It doesn’t matter which it is, from Bronze
    to Diamond, it will add up.
    2-29: Romper Stomper
    Stomp 10 containers- 25g
    	You know those hundreds of little green boxes that you 
    find throughout the game? Stomp on 10 of them and this is yours.
    2-30: First Aid
    Use quick heal 10 times
    	With a health pack in your inventory, hit b. I challenge 
    you not to get this.
    Secret Achievements********
    There is only one of these achievements that is NOT story based,
    that will be the first one, the rest are gotten sequentially as
    you play.
    3-1: Elevator Action
    Knock off every Tripod during the Elevator Sequence- 15g
    	Best obtained on casual or normal with a Ripper with 
    alt-fire damage and capacity upgraded to max. Before you ride the 
    elevator, you may want to save your game. With the ripper in hand 
    ride it up and you will be attacked by a hoard or Tripods, if you 
    get to close they will lash out and hit you. Fire the alt-fire 
    blade at the weak point and it will completely sever the arm from
    the body, killing it. Once you get to the point where you are 
    almost "out of air" and you haven’t heard the *ding, reload your 
    checkpoint. If it starts you at the top of the elevator, then 
    reload that save you did earlier and try again.
    3-2: Patient on the Loose
    Get your first Suit- 15g
    	When you get to the first store, buy the only suit
    3-3: Derailed
    Survive the Train Sequence- 20g
    	When the train crashes and your sliding down, you don’t 
    need to shoot the Necros that you see, you should be able to avoid 
    them. But once your hanging upside down be ready. TK a spike and
    aim in forward, a crawling necro should appear. Impale it then aim
    a little to the left for the Exploder. Once its sploded you will 
    have two necros coming from the left and one or so from the right, 
    I did this a couple of times and those last few Necros varied 
    where and when they wanted to show. Stasis if you have trouble and 
    shoot the legs if they get to close. It will lessen the chance 
    that they hit you by a lot. Then you have to hit the Tormentor in 
    its arms sweet spot a few times.
    3-4: One Small Step
    Get through the first Zero-G area- 10g
    	Just follow the instructions, when you get to the trash
    tunnel, just stay in the bottom corner and you will avoid all of 
    3-5: Clever Girls
    Survive your first encounter with Stalkers- 10g
    	In the Unitology church, when the gates are lowered and 
    you hear their cries, back up to the door that blew out, it gives
    you an effective funnel for them to come at you and there are 
    plenty of spikes to impale them with. They will only charge one at 
    a time so have fun.
    3-6: Torment Me No More
    Kill the Tormenter- 20g
    	After it throws you when you sever its arm, stasis it and
    TK the door open behind you. Run for the window, initiating the
    cut scene, then shoot the floating barrel.
    3-7: The Graduate
    Win the fight at the school- 20g
    	Just make it through the school and you will get it.
    3-8: Shut Down
    Defeat the A.I- 10g
    	As soon as you destroy the cooling tanks you will get it.
    3-9: Powered Up
    Complete the Solar Array Puzzle- 15g
    	There are two solar panels outside, the terminal is on the
    right side of the panels. Align the beams of light to the opposite
    array for both and you will get it.
    3-10: Hornet's Nest
    Destroy the Tripod nest- 30g
    	Its not as hard as it seems. When you have to throw the 
    fire canisters at the giant tanks to get the railcar moving you 
    will be attacked by Tripod's. If you kill a Tripod, another will
    arrive. Just sever one arm, then stasis it, gives you plenty of 
    time to fire the rest of the canisters and get on the elevator. If
    you wait too long, the ensuing explosion will kill you.
    3-11: Operation!
    Snare the Shard with the Ishimura- 15g
    	Just make it to the captains cabin on the Ishimura and you
    will get it.
    3-12: Knock Knock
    Complete the Drill Ride- 25g
    	Riding atop the giant drill can be a pain. Kill the Necros
    that climb up to you and avoid/kill the Lurkers on the ridge above 
    3-13: Cross your Heart, Hope to Die
    Survive the Eye Poke Machine- 30g
    	If you move it to fast, Isaacs heart rate will speed up 
    making his eye move to much, but you can go fast all the way till 
    its about to hit to speed things up, then let his heart rate slow 
    down. You have to get it blue in the pupil.	
    3-14: The Final Sacrifice
    Destroy the Marker
    	This is a boss fight. The final boss will slowly walk 
    towards you and taunt you will you try not to be killed by the 
    shadow pack. If you get to close to the boss it can kill you in 
    one hit. Run around till the pack are nice and together, then a 
    few rounds from your weapon of choice should thin them out. Hit 
    the boss enough and a shockwave should happen that will kill the 
    shadows and expose the "heart" of the marker. Shoot that thing 
    like crazy. Rinse and repeat a few times. 
    3-15: The Fugitive
    Escape the Facility
    	Sit for half the credits and your ride should appear, 
    boost upwards avoiding the debris until you get to the button 
    mash sequence, after that you are home free.
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