Headcase achievement in Enslaved: Odyssey to the West


Headshot a Demolition mech 20 times.

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How to unlock the Headcase achievement

  • AzoonuxAzoonux106,649
    13 Nov 2010 13 Nov 2010 26 Dec 2011
    44 2 7
    Warning: This solution may contain spoilers conserning the storyline of Enslaved.

    Headshot a Demolition mech 20 times.

    I found that the best place to do this achievement is in the end of Chapter Three. You will face a Demolishion Mech with Ammo Boxes lying around, and the Boxes respawn! Place yourself over the spawn of the Stun (blue) Ammo and keep firing the Stun Charges at the head of the Demolisher. You will know you hit the head when the Mech is stunned, and the white aim will turn red when you swipe over it's head. Repeat 20 times and 10 new GamerScore will be yours.
    Note that you (as said earlier) can get the total of 20 headshots on several Demolition Mechs over several playthroughs.
    The Demolition Mech is a heavy-weight Mech with two demolition-ball looking weapons attached to the end of it's arms. You will first face one of these after the cutscene with the Aquarium in the end of Chapter Two.

    Video below is by a YouTuber named Achievaholics who has given me the permission to use the video. I do not, in any way, try to take credit for the production of this clip. He did it in Chapter 10 - But note that if you start Chapter 10 from scratch, you will not have more than 2 Plasma Charges to fire by the time you reach the encounter.

    You encounter Demolishion Mechs in the end of Chapter 2 and 3, and in the middle of Chapter 10.

    Update: I'm getting several people saying that the Stun Charge isn't capable of unlocking the achievement, so save up all your plasma charges untill the end of the chapter. Save before you start the boss sequence and after you've fired all your plasma charges, quit and reload checkpoint. Repeat until you have the achievement.

    Happy Hunting!

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    DonmonkeyzOkay this solution definitely needs alot of update ! This achievement is a buggy one ! First of all the stun ammo definitely does not work ! Second I could not get my plasma ammo to work either ! In the 3 chapter I shot the demo mesh's head, head on with 6 plasma shots, reloaded last checkpoint and did that at least 6 times, just to be sure. Still nothing happend ! I think you need to let it kill you after you have fired the 6 shots and then rinse and repeat ! Hope this help, everyone with the same trouble i have had !
    Posted by Donmonkeyz on 02 Aug 12 at 10:13
    metabolicBatmani can confirm that the reload checkpoint does NOT work properly. after 10 reloads with no achievement (4 shots each time) i tried getting myself killed and then the achievement popped within 2 minutes work. please update your guide
    Posted by metabolicBatman on 18 Jun 13 at 23:29
    AzoonuxmetabolicBatman - Did you do the shots with Stun Charge? As the guide advises, these will not trigger the achievement.
    Posted by Azoonux on 18 Jun 13 at 23:32
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  • ZavisticZavistic1,025,384
    10 Oct 2010 09 Oct 2010 25 Aug 2011
    19 5 2
    NOTE: You can do this on multiple playthroughs.
    Firstly you need to know what a Demolition mech is. It is the mech with the huge weight like thing that he shoots at you.
    Secondly you just need to try and hit him in the head with your staff 20 times in total. Firstly stun him then shoot him in the head for easy headshots as he does not move.
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    CyberSpectreyou can find the demolition mech at the end of level 2
    Posted by CyberSpectre on 13 Nov 10 at 10:40
    ZavisticYeah. and you can also find the second one in the level where you are finding parts for Pigsy.
    Posted by Zavistic on 13 Nov 10 at 12:02
  • Bigrc6245Bigrc6245356,892
    18 Jul 2011 18 Jul 2011
    12 0 0
    Ok the EASIEST place to get this achievement in my opinion would have to be at the end of Chapter 3 where there are Stun and Plasma ammo laying around everywhere. When the demolition mech comes busting through the wall I had six plasma and stun ammo on me, so I stunned him (My stun capabilities were fully upgraded during this) and shot at his head with all the plasma ammo I had on me. There are more plasma ammo laying around the battle area for you to pick up especially behind the busted wall. After I ran out of ammo I just let him kill me and I started back at the beginning of the fight (The reason I don't use restart from check is because the option acts iffy on you) Just rinse and repeat and after 2 to 3 tries the achievement popped up.
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