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Best of the Best in Mass Effect

Best of the Best81 (50)

Take first place in 12 combat scenarios on Pinnacle Station

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Achievement Guide for Best of the Best

One Eyed Tigh
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One Eyed Tigh
Achievement won on 02 Sep 09
TA Score for this game: 2,047
Posted on 02 September 09 at 17:46
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Taking the top spot in most of the scenarios isn't terribly hard. It helps if you have a higher level character saved, though, as the last five scenarios offer a little more challenge than the first eight.

General tips:

All the maps are the same, regardless of which scenarios you pick. So if you're doing a Survival mission on Tropical, the map layout will be the same for Capture on Tropical. Once you play the maps once, you'll have a good idea of where to find cover and where enemies are likeliest to spawn.

Before you start the scenarios, you can check the best times on computers scattered about the station.

You may or may not place first on your initial attempts. No problem, as you can select "replay" afterwards. Sometimes failing a mission is a good thing, as you will learn everything about the map and scenario in your first try, making replay much easier. Of the thirteen total challenges, I only had to replay two of them to get first place.

Pick a good team to help you. I chose one that was more combat-oriented (Ashley and Garrus) for all the scenarios, because even the Capture challenges require some firepower...gotta keep the enemies off your backs while you're capturing the points.

Don't forget to use Sprint to move quickly, especially in the Timed and Capture scenarios. Be wary of using it too much and fatiguing yourself.

Survival challenges are just that: survive wave after wave of enemies. Find a good spot to defend and hold out. The record times for the Survival modes are less than 2 minutes, so you don't have to go for long. Once you're past the record score, you can just let the enemies kill you, unless you want to see how long you can hold out (I was at 16 minutes on Tropical before I got bored and allowed them to kill me).

After completing the first eight challenges, you unlock the last four, which are a little more difficult, but manageable. The only one that offered a more significant challenge was the Survival scenario, which pits you against large numbers of high-powered Geth. More challenging, to be sure, but I still beat the record time easily. Again, pick good teammates.

Once the initial twelve are done, you get this achievement. The final challenge (for the final achievement) is then unlocked, and there's a good guide for it on this site that I recommend. It helped a lot.

Sorry this was so long. I believe in being thorough.

Best of luck!
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