Dark Rider achievement in Darksiders

Dark Rider

Ride for 100 miles

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How to unlock the Dark Rider achievement

  • DradusContactDradusContact157,026 157,026 GamerScore
    23 Apr 2011 23 Apr 2011 30 Dec 2011
    191 1 17
    Found a way that took around 1 hour 20 minutes. Not sure how many miles i already had but imagine it was only around 20.

    Anyway, if you go to the soul bridge, and pull down on the left stick, when you reach the end you will do a sharp stop and 180' turn on the spot. So long as you have it right you will go back on the bridge. Leave this running and with the increased speed from the bridge you will be done in no time.

    Leave a rubber band or something keeping the stick held down and you dont even need to hold the pad.

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    madmaxeyThanks!
    Posted by madmaxey on 09 Feb 17 at 00:38
    Hexa FoxThis is a most excellent guide sir. It works fantabulously on the Xbox 360 Japan Import, and the Xbox One Warmastered Edition. I wish I could give you +3 buddy.
    Posted by Hexa Fox on 31 Mar 17 at 22:29
    ll BLAIR llPerfect clap
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  • OnsidicOnsidic1,033,386
    08 Jan 2010 08 Jan 2010 08 Jan 2010
    49 4 12
    Dark Rider -
    Ride for 100 miles

    If you start running on Ruin, then press RB(for the Ruin's Charge) and all use all 5 of them once the previous fire effect from charge runs out .
    20 second from the time you start running till all the Ruins charge abilities(x5) are back, this will equal around 0.33 of a mile.
    Should be able to do approximately a mile a minute,
    Approx 1hrs 40mins to get achievement.

    The other way is move to the centre of the arena, press the thumb stick back and to the left and then weight it down in place (this will make Ruin run circles, you want to be in the middle so that you dont run over the fire traps and end up dieing.
    In about 45 minutes you will gain approximately 32miles
    Approx 2hrs 40mins to get achievement

    Another way, is the arena where you get Ruin, there is a locked door on the north end, plant your horse to the left of this door and push forward on the stick, even though the horse is cantering on the spot you can check the distance travelled and it is still going up.
    Just find something that puts a little weight on the stick to keep it pushing forward, and go and do something for a few hrs you'll get this achievement while being productive on something else.
    Only use this way if you have about a day to spare as you will only get around 5miles in about 45mins

    Times based on ingame calculations
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    BDSaint13713Good solution! Stupid achievement....
    Posted by BDSaint13713 on 29 Mar 11 at 23:03
    Cheesy Skidmarkreally good tip,i wish games programmers would give up on tedious achievements like this,great game rubbish achievement
    Posted by Cheesy Skidmark on 19 Jun 11 at 18:49
    Shinobi of EdoThe best, fastest way worth mentioning is using the soul bridge as everytime you go on it, war will get a speed boost that counts toward the 100 miles. Just put some tape on the left stick to keep it pushed down and War will go back and forth on the bridge on auto-pilot. Using this it takes a little over an hour to get the achievement.
    Posted by Shinobi of Edo on 29 Dec 11 at 12:10
  • SEATYKASEATYKA157,849
    16 Mar 2010 16 Mar 2010
    24 1 1
    Personally, I found the best place to do this was in the canyon at the edge of the Ashlands leading to the Iron Canopy - ya know, the area right after the Soul Bridge. Sure, you could just run Ruin around in the Stygian arena forever, but the scenery sucks, and it makes a bland, grinding Achievement even more mundane. The canyon is a long run (approx. .7 miles from the Ashlands end of the bridge to edge of the cliff), devoid of enemies (except for a randomly appearing horseman, who is easy to avoid), and the Soul Bridge offers about .18 miles per lap of full charge speed without burning a boost. As an added bonus, every time you return to the Soul Bridge the game Auto-Saves your progress, assuring you no lost mileage or time! Sweet!
    Simply charge across the bridge, run the length of the canyon - boosting as you go - then swing around at the edge of the Iron Canopy cliff/entrance, and race your way back and across the bridge again. I've clocked it at just about 45 seconds per length, or about 1 minute 30 seconds per lap, logging you 1.4 - 1.5 miles per lap.
    Yeah, it still sucks, and it is a grind, but I found this method far less mundane than simply running in circles, and it might actually be a little faster, given the free boost speed across the Soul Bridge. :)
    Hope this helps! PROST!
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    Sundance SixAt 1.4 to 1.5 miles you will have to do a "lap" approximately 70 times in order to obtain the 100 miles, without boring you with mathematics, this method will still require a minimum of 1 hour and 40 minutes of your time. So any solution is viable, it's just a matter of opinion on which is best for themselves. Nice solution though SEATYKA, it's always good to have choice in a grind. With this people will be able to chop and change when one or the other becomes too mind numbing.
    Posted by Sundance Six on 28 Jul 11 at 04:15
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