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None Can Stand Before You

Complete the entire game on Hard difficulty.

None Can Stand Before You+0.1
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  • INMATEofARKHAMINMATEofARKHAM101,610
    07 Sep 2011 07 Sep 2011 14 Sep 2011
    25 0 9
    I won't say this achievement is easy but the checkpoints in the game are very favorable and therefore they keep the frustration in check... but if you're like me you will have a few moments were you'll want to toss a controller.

    I don't have a guide for every encounter, nor do I think the game really warrants one, but I will offer some helpful hints for your purging of the xeno scum. (All very much spoiler free.)

    They advertise this game as a melee first, one in where you wade into combat and kill everything, and for the most part they are right but on hard... Well, the game has to change.

    Note: The extreme range weapon mentality is really for the second half of the game

    Edit/Note 2: While doing a run through on Hard you cannot restart a prior mission... So do not go back for missed servo-skulls till after you finish the game.

    The Hints

    Range first; This goes for your weapon selection, to how you approach combat, and what enemies you take out first... As I said you will not survive many battles running head first into them and you will survive even fewer melee (even if you are execution your foes for health) if there are enemies with range weapons shooting into melee.

    So if you have a horde approaching of melee enemies back off and move to put cover between you and the range enemies. (It needn’t top be much cover to confuse the enemy.)

    Blind Fire into Mobs; as mobs approaches blind fire into them. Early on you can use the Stalker but the best bet is your normal bolter.

    Reload All Weapons; Simple enough but reload your weapons after each combat. Double check them. Also try to get a reload before the mob gets to you. You'll never know when you'll need to be able to cut lose with your bolter.

    Emperor's Fury, an invulnerable tool don' forget to use it... and not just for combat as you recover health when its activated and sometimes you're better off using it to survive to the next check point than not. (Note: It last longer and regenerates quicker as you pick up more purity seals.)

    Weapons; I got rid of the grenade launcher early on... Triggering the grenade at the right time was just really hard to do when you are getting swarmed... and truth be told. I never saw it do allot of damage.

    Anyhow, my swappable weapons of choice are the Stalker Pattern Bolter and the Las Cannon.

    Note: Its entirely possible to have ANY two of the swappable weapons even though at times it seems to now allow this. Anyhow, if you select the weapon you do not want (like the Melta gun) it will let you swap it for the Las Cannon even if you already have the Stalker equipped. (Thanks to Rhyolitic for pointing this out!)

    Early on you're likely better of with the Stalker if it has allot of ammo but towards the end of the game you'll need the Las Cannon. (Its just more cost effective)

    In the other slot, truth be told, I kept the Melta around for most of the game as its an amazing 'shotgun' type of weapon (aka use up close) but swap it out when you get the Storm Bolter. The bolter has a bit more range. (and allot more ammo.)

    Plasma Pistol/Bolt Pistol; You have unlimited ammo with it... If your reserves are getting low and you have pathetic enemies around let lose with it.

    Melee; The hammer is nice but keep to the power axe... In the last mission you get the hammer use it till you can swap for the power axe. (You are lock out of your two swappable range weapon types will use the hammer.)

    Ammo Crates: Always be on the look out for them... and when you come to a cache with the various weapons laying always 'pick up' the weapons you are carrying first and then use the general ammo. You will get more ammo this way.

    Enemies, All range weapon enemies have the chance to make your life hell but these are the other ones you have to worry about.

    Squigs, (Dog like thing) maybe the most dangerous enemies in the game... but also one of the most useful. Always kill them first but try to shoot them when they are next to others. (Thanks goes to Beez 808 for pointing out the creature's proper name.)

    Orks

    Nobz; (Big giant Orks) Can be a serious pain... Don't hesitate to go into fury mode on them.

    'Ard Boyz, (They look like they are using armored vehicle doors for shields) See above but do realize a properly placed grenade (aka behind them) will do them seriously harm or knock them off balance for proper melee attacks.

    Chaos

    Space Marines; royal pains... regular bolter rounds while peaking around cover will kill them but two shots with a Las Cannon is your best bet. (Aim for the head when it kneels down.) Or if you got the Melta around one shot will set them up for an execution much of the time.

    Chaos Champion Space Marine; Unholy pains. Honestly, I'm not sure how many I killed without the Emperor's Fury helping me but it likely wasn't many. They can take multiple Melta shots up close and multiple Las Cannon shots from afar. Luckily, you rarely see them.

    Traitor Guardsmen; not rally tough, unless you get a bunch of them together. They can sherd shields quickly. These guys are the gretchins of chaos. If you can get close you can just execute them with the press of a button.

    Demons; back off and melee them. They can jump around and avoid gun fire... but sometimes its best to put rounds in them as they approach. (late in the game they are the easiest source for health.)

    Last Battle

    Is pretty brutal. Hide behind the pillars in the back, you will need to back off after the cut scene, and take the following weapons with you. Storm Bolter, Melta Gun, and power axe. (Yes, you will be fighting for your life in close combat and too much melee will get ya killed.)

    Anyhow, hope that helps. I'll update if anyone has questions. (and remember! One checkpoint at a time.)

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    Beez 808Agreed on those! Head shots are essential to having an enjoyable Hard run.

    Otherwise everything just soaks too much ammo.
    Posted by Beez 808 on 21 Sep 11 at 14:57
    Airman RufioGreat guide. I pulled it off. Now onwards to the Complete Part 1 on Hard with no restarts or deaths achievement.
    Posted by Airman Rufio on 27 Dec 11 at 09:41
    HolyHalfDeadOnce I got the plasma pistol and hammer that is all I used, including for the final fight. The plasma pistol is a great weapon as long as you always press RT+RB to shoot.
    Posted by HolyHalfDead on 19 Apr 13 at 09:58
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  • xFLASHBACKJACKxxFLASHBACKJACKx108,882
    13 Sep 2011
    12 6 3
    I completed the game on hard but no achievement opened

    here is a reply from THQ support

    If you restart a chapter you will not get the achievement.

    In order to get the achievement you must playthrough the entire campaign just using the continue campaign button as opposed to using the level select.
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    DiesskayAnd of course, I read that after I restarted the final chapter...
    Posted by Diesskay on 06 Aug 12 at 21:25
    kidDAsp00kso what do I do? start all over? my kid started a new game and i was on hard .... beat it an no achivo!!?!!
    Posted by kidDAsp00k on 26 Aug 12 at 04:54
    Im the LoraxWell I didn't get the achievement although I can about 99.9% say I did NOT replay any chapter. Is there any kind of work around this or basically screwed and restart the whole freakin game..
    Posted by Im the Lorax on 19 Feb 15 at 20:26
  • PuritanSoulPuritanSoul760,725
    18 Sep 2011 19 Sep 2011
    5 1 2
    If you are a half decent gamer, then play this on hard, as you should be fine (there are probably only 4/5 real tricky bits), as long as you used ranged attacks, like the above post says. The last fight is actually quite easy - first up you get 6 Daemons. If you back up, you can kill them all with 2 shots from the Melta gun. You then get 3 Chaos Marines and some lesser dudes - I hid back left, as the crates there provide complete cover. Just inch forward and take them out with bolter/lascannon. Next you get more Daemons (Melta gun 'em), and 2 dudes at the back that spawn more enemies. If you've Melta'd the Daemons, you should have time to take them out with Lascannon - bolter. The next bits the hardest. Before the enemies come out the dome, pick up ammo back left and right, and select Melta gun. The Daemons are ok, it's the 2 Chaos Marines with Hammers you have to worry about. Just go grenade/ Melta gun crazy and back off - the key with these guys is to clear everything else out, and you can then run around (the A button roll is key here to avoid there attacks), and try and shhot them from a distance. Queue QTE end bit,and you're done!!
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    Foerli only got my plasma gun left and i am fighting these dudes for 20 min now...
    Posted by Foerl on 12 Oct 11 at 10:36
    wes coasnIf you die, you restart at the weapon area. Have the lascannon and melta. Las cannon the Hammer guys from far away then use the melta but try to get them bunched up together to conserve ammo. Easy peasy
    Posted by wes coasn on 01 Feb 13 at 11:53
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