XCOM: Enemy Unknown achievements

XCOM: Enemy Unknown

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There are a maximum of 55 XCOM: Enemy Unknown achievements (50 without DLC) worth 3,835 (1,100)

53,488 tracked gamers have this game, 637 have completed it (1.19%)

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Shooting Stars in XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Shooting Stars137 (35)

This is a rare achievementShoot down 40 UFOs.

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Achievement Guide for Shooting Stars

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Achievement won on 15 Oct 12
TA Score for this game: 3,835
Posted on 15 October 12 at 12:04, Edited on 19 January 13 at 19:07
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The requirements of this are pretty straight-forward, but one may hasten getting to 40 by saving a game right before moving to the final battle (save while at your Mission Control), load up that save, and go to the Mission Control screen. Start to "Scan for Activity" -- if the result is anything but a "UFO Contact," skip through it without accepting any missions, and go right back to scanning for more activity.

Doing this, you'll eventually start to lose council nations to panic, but you're just trying to rack up some quick shoot-downs with your Fusion Lance-equipped Firestorms.

You should be able to get around 13-15 additional kills towards your total goal of 40 (across all games) before the 8th nation leaves the council, assuming you started with all nations still in the council (so, you'll also get to see the 'losing' cutscene, which you probably hadn't seen, yet).

This is also a good method to finish up getting the "Hunter/Killer" achievement, if you haven't finished it, already:
XCOM: Enemy UnknownHunter/KillerThe Hunter/Killer achievement in XCOM: Enemy Unknown worth 37 pointsIn a single game, shoot down one of each alien craft.
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