Hard to the Core achievement in Dead Space 2 (DE)

Hard to the Core

Complete the game on Hard Core setting

Hard to the Core+1.7
1 guideOffline Game ModeSingle PlayerDifficulty SpecificMultiple Playthroughs Required

How to unlock the Hard to the Core achievement

  • XBox Assassin83XBox Assassin83847,658
    17 Nov 2020 18 Nov 2020 28 Dec 2020
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    Dead Space 2 (DE) does NOT have DLC of any kind, which includes Collector's Edition Weapons or DLC Weapon Packs (Zealot Pack, Marshall Law Pack, etc). The availability of DLC weapons make the first half of Dead Space 2 (Xbox 360) on Hardcore much easier than Dead Space 2 (DE).

    Make sure to play Dead Space - Ignition, it will reward you with 5 additional Conduit Rooms scattered throughout the first 8 Chapters that contain 5 Power Nodes, 50,000 Credits, Hacker Suit Schematic, and Hacker Contact Beam Schematic. The Hacker Suit stayed equipped from Chapter 3 through Chapter 12 and the Hacker Contact Beam was quite possibly the most important item of the game and never left my inventory. The Conduit Room items can be the difference between sucess or failure and allowed me to traverse through difficult spots rather comfortably.

    If your looking for actual Gameplay tips and Strategies scroll down and read the excellent guides for Dead Space 2 - Hard to the Core (Xbox 360).
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    BAMMphilI remember that the DLC was available through the Xbox360 Marketplace in the beginning, but has been removed since then, for some reason, when I checked for it years later.
    Just noticed that there is DLC available in the Xbox One Store for the game now though.
    Thinking about buying it but im not sure if it truely is for the DE version.
    Posted by BAMMphil on 28 Feb 21 at 18:20
    XBox Assassin83It won't work, the real DE version will not support DLC. There is a German DLC but it's not for this version, trust me I tried.
    Posted by XBox Assassin83 on 12 Aug 21 at 17:34
    SchluballybubI've just complete the game on Zealot and is just me or is the Force Gun much much weaker in this version? I used the Force Gun in the PAL version to complete Hardcore a few weeks and it melted everything... Doesn't seem all that viable in this version though unless Zealot is different in enemy health/player damage output to Hardcore?
    Posted by Schluballybub on 13 Aug 21 at 16:41
    XBox Assassin83@Schluballybub - Zealot difficulty is the highest setting where enemies have the highest damage/health, Hardcore Mode is set on Survival difficulty which is the one between Normal and Zealot. What makes Hardcore mode so incredibly difficult is it cannot be done on New Game + but Zealot Difficulty can be done on NG+ which makes it seem easier because you can start your playthrough with maxed out Rig and Weapons.
    Posted by XBox Assassin83 on 14 Aug 21 at 11:32
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