Dead Space
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Dead Space

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There are a maximum of 48 Dead Space achievements worth 1,462 (1,000)

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Maxed Out in Dead Space

Maxed Out138 (75)

Offline Game Mode - These achievements require play in game modes that do not require a connection to any live services, such as Xbox Live.Single Player - These achievements can be obtained by a single player.Cumulative - These achievements are obtained by repeatedly performing the same, single action over time. Upgrade all weapons and equipment

Achievement Guide for Maxed Out

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Matrarch
373,827 (226,595)
Matrarch
Achievement won on 15 Dec 08
TA Score for this game: 1,100
Posted on 16 December 08 at 02:35, Edited on 09 November 12 at 20:19
This solution has 99 positive votes and 2 negative votes. Please log in to vote.
You will need to run through this game at least twice to get this achievement. It can be twice on easy though, so it's not all that bad. All you accomplish during your first run through carries over, including the schematics you've brought to the store, so first you have to make sure to pick up all the weapons so you have them available to upgrade.

In order to get the achievement, you have to power up every weapon in the game, your Rig, and your kinesis and stasis modules using the Benches found throughout the game. Each weapon and suit component requires a certain number of nodes to power up to its max level. All together, you need to collect and/or buy between 150-160 nodes (these cost 10,000 credits a piece at the store) for this achievement (I don't know the exact number).

Do not sell a maxed out weapon back to the store! If you do, you lose all your upgrades on it. I don't know if you need to have everything maxed out concurrently, but I wouldn't risk it! Thanks to d3vilsNight for confirming that selling weapons back will only mean that you have to repurchase and re-outfit that weapon. Do not sell a weapon back to the store!

When powering up weapons and armor, you only need to fill all the spots which grant stats to the item you're upgrading. If you see a blank spot that you don't need to fill, go ahead and skip as it's not necessary for the achievement.

Keep in mind when starting the game over once you've completed it that you have to do so on the same difficulty as your stats will not transfer to a different one if I'm not mistaken. If I am, let me know and I'll update accordingly. :)

A couple of other things to keep in mind (Thanks to x DeadlyFishy x!)

When you finish the game you will be asked to save at the end of the credits. You then need to load that game to start your second run. If you press "New Game" then it will not of the same stats or anything.

Also, Suit level doesn't matter as long as the power node things are filled. You don't have to go and buy that expensive level 6 suit for this achievement.

Another addition to help you through the game (Thanks again to d3vilsNight!)
Upgraded Rigs offer greater Damage Resistance, which you cannot get with Power Nodes. So if you don't have a DLC Rig, you definitely want to upgrade.

xombie25 points out that you can make things just a smidge easier by inputting the following codes for free nodes!
5 power nodes
Press Y, X, Y, X, X, Y, X, X, Y, X, X, Y at start menu
2 power nodes
Press Y, X, X, X, Y at start menu

Mobius Evalon confirmed that 152 nodes are necessary and provided a breakdown of the nodes needed for each item: (thanks!)

The total number of upgrade nodes required is 152. Broken down by item:

Plasma cutter: 17
Pulse rifle: 15
Line gun: 17
Contact beam: 19
Ripper: 18
Force gun: 19
Flamethrower: 18

RIG: 15
Kinesis module: 3
Stasis module: 11

DauntingAbyss provided even more codes to help make purchasing nodes go quicker, thanks!:

+5,000 credits (one time only per playthrough)-- X(3), Y, X, Y.
+2,000 credits (one time only per playthrough)-- X(3), Y(2).
+1,000 credits (one time only per playthrough)-- X(3), Y, X.
+10,000 credits (one time only per playthrough)-- X, Y(3), X(2), Y.
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GUNSANDBUTTA
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Posted on 05 February 10 at 02:01, Edited on 26 February 10 at 02:10
This solution has 41 positive votes and 3 negative votes. Please log in to vote.
This is more like a helpful tip on the other guide its called the credit glitch it truly helps I got maxed out with this on my first playthrough (I also used the cheats). I am going to put a link to multiple locations to do this at(these are not my videos so credit goes to who ever made these)
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Rain IT
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Rain IT
Achievement not yet won
TA Score for this game: 399
Posted on 06 February 11 at 19:25, Edited on 22 February 11 at 15:23
This solution has 12 positive votes and 1 negative vote. Please log in to vote.
I would add a tip on the credit glitch shown above: the 5000 credits card will respawn exactly in the point where you leave it after having used kinesis in the "node protected" chamber. So leaving it beyond the fast-sliding doors is pointless,as the time required to reach a great amount of money will increase (for you'll have to walk/run for a longer distance from the save point).
Obviously the point where you leave the card can't be too near to the save point.
I tried leaving the card two metres after the sliding doors and it took me about 15 minutes to reach 300000 credits.
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AutomaticOcelot
78,850 (59,800)
AutomaticOcelot
Achievement won on 17 Feb 11
TA Score for this game: 1,462
Posted on 17 February 11 at 02:43
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I can confirm that using DLC weapons and suits is perfectly fine towards this achievement. Just pick your one favourite weapon of each type and max them out. RIG upgrades are pretty minimal anyway, and transfer across all suits.
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NinjaKIUK
131,637 (89,098)
NinjaKIUK
Achievement won on 11 Jul 11
TA Score for this game: 1,119
Posted on 02 July 11 at 16:16, Edited on 12 October 13 at 09:13
This solution has 12 positive votes and 2 negative votes. Please log in to vote.
Update: 12/10/13
This is a method which needs no glitching and no DLC (as I had no DLC)

I found that an easy way of getting achievement is by making money (no tihs sherlok)

...what I did...
I've just played the game again on easy (just played through with plasma cutter only) and this time what I've done is ive equipped the:
Plasma cutter (to kill enemies)
Contact Beam (for sellable ammo)
Flamethrower (for sellable ammo)
Ripper (for sellable ammo)

The reason I've done this is that the ammo for these weapons tend to pay out alot when selling them.

So I keep 50-100 plasma energy ammo
1 large health, 1 small health and the rest is ammo and semi conductors that I pick up through the game.

My plasma cutter is maxed out and is my main weapon.
Anything else I get...I sell, and then with the money I get I buy nodes.

It is a little lengthly but it won't be long till your money adds up.

Hope this helps someone
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