Legendary Dark achievement in The Darkness

Legendary Dark

Complete game on hard setting

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How to unlock the Legendary Dark achievement

  • SashamorningSashamorning2,638,866
    15 Aug 2011 15 Aug 2011 29 Jan 2012
    113 16 38
    Note: Some people have said that this resets your MP stats. That didn't happen to me, but if you're working on MP, do that first before attempting this.

    You can do this in a MUCH easier way. I beat the game 4 years ago on Easy, and just popped this one now. You don't even have to play through all of chapter 5, just the last checkpoint, which the game conveniently saves for you.

    1) Beat the game on Easy. Or Normal. Your choice. You could also beat it on Hard if you want to, that would also work. wink

    2) Assuming you didn't beat this on Hard (and that's why you're reading this), go to the dashboard and move your savegame to a memory stick.

    3) Go back into the game and start a new game on Hard. Play through to the first checkpoint. (I went all the way to after the car crash, but you might be able to do this before that.)

    4) Exit the game. Go to Options => Game => Select Storage Device. Select your memory stick.

    5) Select Continue Game. You will find yourself at the bottom of the lighthouse. Run up and finish Paulie. You'll find that he's quite a bit trickier than he was before... the game has scaled the difficulty up to Hard.

    6) The cheeves for Hard and Normal will pop during the cutscene.

    For those wondering about the MP glitch... I finished the game in '07. Four years later I went back and did all of the MP cheeves. Then I loaded up my old save on Easy and tried this. Pop! So I didn't have any issues with the MP making me miss the achievement, and the workaround works.

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    SashamorningYeah, I think it's okay/
    Posted by Sashamorning on 23 Jun 20 at 23:18
    Just SweezyThis works also on Xbox One. Go to the settings and dont select a hard drive or cloud and do the same steps
    Posted by Just Sweezy on 07 Mar 21 at 20:39
    VOODOO85Just done this on SeriesX using back-compat. I played through the game initially on one of the easier difficulties and gained 49/50 achievements (had already done MP ones)

    Then when into Options > Game > Select Storage Device and when it asks which device, just press B to back out. It'll warn you that no storage is selected and therefore no progress is saved

    Started a new game on Hard and let it play through until the car crash. Paused and quit to main menu

    Then go back to the Strorage settings and now choose Cloud Saved Games

    Then from the main menu select continue and it'll have you at the bottom of the lighthouse - go upstairs and kill Paulie as before and the achievement popped for me around 20s after shooting him
    Posted by VOODOO85 on 19 Sep at 22:19
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  • Aura of HeroismAura of Heroism471,691
    12 Mar 2010 14 Mar 2010
    83 6 54
    If you have already beaten the game on normal, load up chapter 5 on hard and just beat that chapter. You will then get the achievement for beating the whole thing on hard. Nice time saver considering chapter five isn't all the hard.
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    AxeL R GRMarch 2018, solution still works.
    Posted by AxeL R GR on 29 Mar 18 at 20:40
    Dadmixstill works and got me over the 100,000g line dance
    also didn't reset my stats I finish/played multiplayer before trying this as well.
    because of the glitch I've herd about when playing multiplayer first I did clear my cache and play on hard till the very first checkpoint where Jacky says a few words,then I quit and followed the guide.

    Posted by Dadmix on 27 Feb 19 at 02:22
    WKFJonesystill works May 2019, on XB1 BC
    Posted by WKFJonesy on 23 May 19 at 19:11
  • MortyDiceMortyDice174,067
    15 Sep 2009 30 Jan 2009
    23 2 1
    Legendary Dark seems to be a glitched achievement. From what I've read, there seems to be an issue with multiplayer games which cause the game to reset to 'Normal' setting. Or it could just be random. However here's a solution to be 99 % sure to get it:
    - Play one chapter at a time by selecting it and choosing Hard
    - Complete that chapter in one play
    - Do not play mutiplayer games until you have it

    If you have further information, do send a message and I'll edit this solution.
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    Crimson DrifterI played the single player game at will and didn't have to chapter select or do chapters in one play, but I DIDNT touch multiplayer at all, so I for sure suggest no MP.
    Posted by Crimson Drifter on 01 Mar 09 at 04:32
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