Aliens: Colonial Marines achievements

Aliens: Colonial Marines

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There are a maximum of 60 Aliens: Colonial Marines achievements (50 without DLC) worth 2,519 (1,250)

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Stay Frosty in Aliens: Colonial Marines

Stay Frosty59 (20)

Complete an entire Challenge category

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Achievement won on 13 Feb 13
TA Score for this game: 1,985
Posted on 13 February 13 at 22:57
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There are 3 challenge categories, with the 2nd being the easiest to complete for this achievement because there are only 13 to do. These are the campaign challenges which can be seen in Service Records-> Challenges. For most of these challenges you can abuse the reload last checkpoint function.

Solid Legs: Complete a campaign mission on any difficulty
-Easy enough. Just like it says.

Splattered: Gib 5 enemies in a single campaign mission
-Use your secondary fire grenade launchers and splatter some xenos. The default ones on the Pulse Rifle and Pump Shotgun work great.

Better Than Harsh Language: Kill 5 enemies with melee in a single campaign mission
-Melee 5 enemies to death until you get this.

Nice Groupings: Kill 2 enemies with a single shot from the Pump Shotgun
-When you've got 2 enemies close to each other and pretty much right in front of you, kill them both with one shot. Might require some luck.

Tactical Supremacy: Kill 6 enemies with Tactical weapons in a campaign mission
-This was very confusing when I did it as I thought it meant the tactical shotgun but what it refers to are your firebombs, grenades, and claymores. Hold Y and push your left stick to the left to equip different ones and get 6 kills in one mission. Use left on the D-Pad to bring them out and RT to throw/place.

Double Tap: Kill 2 enemies that are stunned in a campaign mission
-Use the Tactical Shotguns secondary fire to stun and then finish them off.

Bug Hunter: Kill 5 facehuggers
-These are the annoying little scorpion-like things that jump on your face. They appear as early as Mission 2 but there are also a ton at the start of the second to last mission after you pick up the flamethrower.

Sawbones: Remove a total of 20 limbs from xenomorphs
-This can take time if you're just firing at their center of mass. It's best to just aim for their legs and you will get this eventually. Rifles and shotguns are both fine.

Iron Fist: Kill 10 enemies with melee in a single campaign mission without dying
-This can be tricky if there are human enemies around firing at you and also with your partners shooting everything. It's best done on recruit on the first mission after rescuing Keyes. Keyes will cut open a door and you will be on your way to retrieve a Flight Rec. There are some easy xenos here to melee and just reload the checkpoint until you have 10, as long as you don't die.

Superior Firepower: Kill 2 enemies with the Smart Gun, Flamethrower or RPG in a campaign mission
-Smart gun is in Mission 4 but the fastest way to get this is the start of the second to last mission. Just run to the door and cut it open. You'll find a flamethrower soon on your left and keep going past the cocooned scientists to start burning away. Also the area with a lot of facehuggers.

Inside Out: Kill 5 enemies with explosives in a campaign mission
-These can be with grenades or launchers. Just blow up 5.

Battle Hardened: Complete a campaign mission on Hardened or higher difficulty

Ultimate Badass: Complete a campaign mission on Ultimate Badass
-For the last 2 challenges just play the last level as it's easy and relatively quick.

One good spot for these and also the Marine challenges can be the first enemies you encounter in Mission 3. There are a bunch of human enemies and most of them are just running to the exits. You can reload to your heart's content. This is obviously not for xeno specific challenges.

Hope this guide helped for this particular achievement.
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