Exterminator achievement in Dead Space (Xbox 360)


Kill the Leviathan

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How to unlock the Exterminator achievement

  • CodsternationCodsternation524,173
    28 Oct 2008 28 Oct 2008 18 Nov 2008
    44 1 4
    You'll face the Leviathan at the end of Chapter 6.

    There are three waves to this boss fight. First, he attacks with three tentacles, the same ones that have attacked you earlier in the game and tried to drag you away. Same strategy applies here. Wait for the tentacles to extend, and fire away at the large yellow growth near the Leviathan's body until it explodes.

    The second wave is a volley of pods from his "mouth." Move Issac up closer to the Leviathan to catch the pods with Kinesis and fling them back (With the Right Trigger) into its mouth. Doing this will unlock the Playing Catch achievement as well. You'll need to learn to time your Kinesis captures based on how long a range you have. Grab at the pod too early and you won't have a chance to grab it again and it'll slam into you; grab it too late, and well, it'll already have hit you. After a few explode in his mouth, (you'll know this because it cringes and closes it's mouth for a moment), you'll move onto the third wave.

    The third wave is a combination of the first two, with pods being fired randomly at you while the tentacles attempt to crush you. Sometimes in this wave, the tentacle will slam down a distance from you, then sweep across the floor over you. Time it right, and you should be able to Zero-G Jump to a different area and avoid damage here. After you destroy all the tentacles, you'll be faced with just the pods flying at you, albeit at a faster rate than before. Repeat the strategy from the second wave a few more times and you'll finally defeat the Leviathan and get the unlock.

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    OnzaMy recommendations:

    Go in fully loaded with the line gun and pulse rifle. These do well on both the yellow parts and the pods.

    Also, take a few extra med packs with you. You may need it.

    Lastly, for me, there were more (large and medium) health packs to pick up when the battle is over, so don't rush out after the battle without picking up the goodies.
    Posted by Onza on 05 Aug 09 at 18:49
    The GlobalizerOne other comment -- you do not need to use kinesis, either on the pods or the canisters, to win this battle. I simply stocked up on Plasma Cutter, Contact Beam, and Pulse Rifle ammo and wailed away on it. The Contact Beam is excellent to use on the tentacles, as you have enough time to aim/charge and fire before getting swiped.
    Posted by The Globalizer on 07 Jan 10 at 06:00
    Assassin CorvoYeah,you forgot to mention that YOU NEED TO SHOOT IT WITH YOUR WEAPON not just use kinesis!! Be a bit more specific when posting a solution please.
    Posted by Assassin Corvo on 01 Feb 14 at 00:26
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  • JayourJayour1,055,881
    05 Jan 2009 02 Feb 2011
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    You encounter Leviathan at the end of Chapter 6, he's a pretty straight forward boss. He'll start off by attacking you with his 3 tentacles, make use of the zero gravity to avoid these attacks and shoot at the yellow growth until they explode which will destroy the tentacle.

    Once you've destroyed all of the tentacles the Leviathan will start to shoot pods at you, there are 2 methods to this stage, you can either shoot away at them so they explode as he attempts to spit them at you or you can use Kinesis to catch a pod and then fire it back at the Leviathan. If you use the second method you'll also unlock this achievement: Playing Catch in Dead Space (Xbox 360) if you don't have it already.

    Eventually the Leviathan will send out his tentacles again while he continues to spit pods at you. You can either take care of the tentacles like you did earlier in the battle or you can dodge them and continue to focus on damaging Leviathan. Once he's defeated the achievement will unlock!

    An example of this can be seen in the video below!

    * Credit to RoosterTeeth for the video
  • ZodiaKk418ZodiaKk41870
    09 Apr 2021 09 Apr 2021
    0 0 0
    On Impossible difficulty, I only used the Pulse Rifle with max damage & max capacity upgrade and the explosive canisters with Kinesis. You need to be quick and precise with the tentacles and everything should be easy. This is how I did it:
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