Red Faction: Armageddon achievements

Red Faction: Armageddon

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There are 58 Red Faction: Armageddon achievements (48 without DLC) worth 2,332 (1,250)

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I Need A Nap in Red Faction: Armageddon

I Need A Nap195 (75)

Finish the Single Player game on Insane Difficulty.

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Achievement won on 08 Jun 12
TA Score for this game: 2,332
Posted on 21 June 12 at 20:49, Edited on 21 June 12 at 21:21
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I finished this a couple weeks ago and this isn't as hard as you'd think!

Start up a New Game Plus from the main menu. Load up your character from your first playthrough (I'm assuming it was done on either Casual or Normal). You'll have all your upgrades and guns from the last runthrough so you'll be all set for the most part!

Enemies on Insane don't do THAT much more damage than enemies on Normal (I did a runthrough on Normal first then did one on insane the day after). The main difference here is how hard it is to kill enemies on Insane. They take probably 2-3 times as many bullets as the enemies on normal. Luckily, ammo is everywhere!

Running through is really no different than running through on normal. I'd advise getting all achievements on single player when going through your first run on casual or normal that way you can run through Insane without having to worry with any pesky achievements. Then when you beat it the first time, you'll unlock "cheats" to make this game a little easier for your Insane run.

Red Faction: ArmageddonCheater!The Cheater! achievement in Red Faction: Armageddon worth 41 pointsBuy a Cheat.

The guy with the top solution here has a great method, but it's a little expensive in terms of salvage, and not all of it really is needed. I was just gonna say that the only "cheat" I used through my whole Insane runthrough is the L.E.O. Machine Gun. It's one of the cheapest "cheats" at only 6,000 salvage and It's pretty powerful and has the infinite ammo, which makes getting ammo no longer a pain. Your Nanotech recharges rather quickly, so I'd avoid the instant recharging Nanotech for 10,000 salvage.. Wayyy too much for something that recharges fast anyway.

Some tips of Insane: Kill off what's in your way, shockwave what you can just to get past, and if you have lots of things firing at your at once, use your handy-dandy shell upgrade and fire away when in your shell. I can say that shell was my best friend in my Insane runthrough. It does make lots of stuff so much easier, plus gives you some time to reheal while in your safe little bubble.

The only parts that might give you a little trouble:

The surface. When you make it onto the surface, you'll be asked to destroy some alien pods (right after you kill the tentacle). Make sure to get the two directly to the side of the tentacle!! If you don't, the tentacle will respawn after you die and with the Behemoth and all the other monsters on the ground around you, it can be a pain to have to get those! I found this out the hard way. And shell works well, but always remember, a Behemoth can charge its way in and still hurt you.

The Mantis. Whenever you're fighting the Mantis and you're in the little car thing, when you make it to the elevator, you'll make it to a checkpoint (which you will need). Idk if I just sucked or what, but I had SO much trouble at this part because I never knew where the enemies were coming from. I can't help too much here, but just circle around and see where fire is coming from and blast em away with your rocket launcher! That was my method.

The aircraft. Right after getting the chip for SAM, you'll have to fly an aircraft. This part was really difficult to me because it seems that the aircraft has almost no shield and bumping into stuff can be devastating, as well as enemies shooting from all directions. I found it useful to move forward slowly, pick off all the guys shooting. (As always when driving a vehicle, keep your thermal vision on with LB). If your shield goes down a lot, just fall back, let it recharge and move forward again. At this part, slow and steady wins the race. Use the same mentality when destroying the power sources. Kill off all the enemies that are bugging you, move forward, take out a power source and go as far as you can until you're getting hurt badly, fall back and try again. It'll take longer than just flying through it, but you're assured to finish. Just be patient with this one.

The barge. I found this one to be rather difficult too, mainly while you're breaking the shield of the machine before you go down even further because enemies are all around you and you can't really get a good aiming spot for them. The part where you're basically in a "lava whirlpool." Now, this part is the exact opposite mentality than the aircraft. Just fire away at the shields and be as fast as you can, that way when it's done, you'll nab a checkpoint and never have to do this hellish mission again. I found this actually to be the hardest part of the game.

Just use some of the tips provided on those parts, and the rest of the game should be a breeze considering you unlocked the L.E.O. Machine Gun. That is hands down the best way to go, imo, especially if you only have enough salvage at the time for one cheat. Good luck. This shouldn't be too hard at all.
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