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Guardian Angel in Dead Rising 3

Guardian Angel25 (10)

All Survivors rescued

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Achievement Guide for Guardian Angel

John McLarren
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John McLarren
Achievement won on 11 Feb 14
TA Score for this game: 3,613
Posted on 11 February 14 at 13:11, Edited on 12 February 14 at 02:42
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Here are the locations of the survivors. There are 8 groups of 3 people about to be executed. As far as I know the guard needs to be shot or they will die, though I have not tried to use melee, I would suggest a regular Assault rifle, Machine pistols or a regular pistol. Nothing with splash as the survivors are very weak. Another thing you will have to watch out for are zombies as they will attack the tied up survivors. Some are more prone to attack than others, which I will note from my experiences. Also if they die, you can not (as far as I know) complete the achievement and will have to do it on another play through, it took me 4 to get it.

The survivors pop up after talking to Winnie and Doug calls you back to the school for the impending attack. If you have already beaten the DLC you can just go around gathering collectibles or saving survivors without progressing the story.

Here is the order I did them in:
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1) Following the Yellow marker towards the school will take you into the sewer/water run off area. There should be little to no zombies so just shoot the guard and untie the people.

2) In South Almuda (same place Winnie is) by the Garage where you spawn vehicles. This one can technically be done before the first. There are quite a few zombies around, try to clear some out before untying them.

3) In Ingleton right next to the Garage where you spawn vehicles. I never had many zombies here but it's always good to be cautious and clear them away.

4) In Ingleton, up north by the Motel that serves as a hideout. In the walled in area, no real zombie threat unless you have a horde following you.

5) Take the CENTRAL highway to Sunset Hills, I will explain why. You will find the survivors right when you get into Sunset Hills from the highway to the right in the plaza.

6) This one was bugged pretty bad for me. They are located on the northern highway. For some reason when coming from the west (Ingleton) they would die instantly when I got near them, even after killing the guard. Make sure you come from Sunset Hills. I would still recommend saving before going to them.

7) On the southernmost bridge connecting Central City and South Almuda. Can be a few zombies so clear them out.

8) In Central City right by the crashed yacht. I list this one last because quite frankly, it was a pain in the ass. I failed 3 or 4 times before even making it to them (they spawned with zombies attacking). Save before doing this one and be ready to reload.

A few quick tips based on the comments below:

1) Survivors can die after getting the Success notification for untying all of them. (Thanks you wes coasn, TheStayonTarget and spxyu02 for confirming). It seems that if one or two die before untying, and you are able to untie the last one you should get the success notification, though I do not know if it will count.

2) During the mission to check out the S. Almuda safehouse, you will see people dying. This is part of the game and are not part of the survivors for the achievement. After this mission is when the survivors start popping up.

3) Once the survivors show up (After talking to Winnie) make sure you do #1 before crossing the central bridge (Thank you spxyu02)

4) Bring flare guns to distract zombies (Thank you litepink) and drink Repulse (thank you spxyu02 and litepink) Ration + Ration.

Hope this helps, I will be making a map to hopefully make this easier, should be up later today. Any questions or comments feel free to leave them.
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