Planet Cracker achievement in Dead Space: Ignition

Planet Cracker

Successfully complete all Hardware Cracks in any single player mode.

Planet Cracker0
3 guidesOffline Game ModeSingle PlayerMultiple Playthroughs Required

How to unlock the Planet Cracker achievement

  • Trikke den 1eTrikke den 1e561,232
    15 Oct 2010 16 Oct 2010 22 Oct 2010
    47 0 12
    I've made youtube videos for each and every Hardware Crack laser puzzle you'll come across in the game.

    You can also check my achievement guide & road map, which you can find here:

    http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=26...

    There are several paths (routes) you can take. Here's an overview:

    Route A: Act 1 (Start) -> Act 2A (Lighting Failure) -> Act 3A (Direct Route) -> Act 4
    Route B: Act 1 (Start) -> Act 2A (Lighting Failure) -> Act 3B (Cross the Rim) -> Act 4
    Route C: Act 1 (Start) -> Act 2B (Hostage Situation) -> Act 3C (Spacewalk) -> Act 4
    Route D: Act 1 (Start) -> Act 2B (Hostage Situation) -> Act 3D (Interior Route) -> Act 4

    Different routes will result in different puzzles. Depending on the route you'll take, pick the according videos:

    - Route A: Act 1.1 / Act 1.2 -> Act 2A.1 / Act 2A.2 -> Act 3A.1 / Act 3A.2 -> Act 4
    - Route B: Act 1.1 / Act 1.2 -> Act 2A.1 / Act 2A.2 -> Act 3B -> Act 4
    - Route C: Act 1.1 / Act 1.2 -> Act 2B -> Act 3C -> Act 4
    - Route D: Act 1.1 / Act 1.2 -> Act 2B -> Act 3D -> Act 4

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    LRD SOTHExcellent guide!
    Posted by LRD SOTH on 21 Apr 16 at 16:57
    iMaginaryyIf anyone is wondering, the leaderboard run path does count towards the 4 paths.
    +1 very nice guides
    Posted by iMaginaryy on 07 Jun 17 at 07:12
    ReapOfKarmathank you this helped out a lot
    Posted by ReapOfKarma on 16 Dec 20 at 22:31
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  • StarshadeFPSStarshadeFPS564,854
    16 Oct 2010 16 Oct 2010 17 Oct 2010
    10 0 0
    When going through all the different paths in the story you get this on your third or fourth path to endgame. I got this one on my third path.

    Start-->Choice 1--> Lighting Malfunction-->Choice 2--> Direct Route--> End.
    Start-->Choice 1--> Lighting Malfunction-->Choice 2--> Inverted City--> End.
    Start-->Choice 1--> Hostage Situation-->Choice 2--> Direct Route-->End.
    Start-->Choice 1--> Hostage Situation-->Choice 2--> Spacewalk-->End.

    Picture Guide:
    http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=26...
  • MisterPeacherMisterPeacher440,393
    30 Apr 2020 30 Apr 2020 30 Apr 2020
    2 0 1
    I'm sure most people have played this game by now, and the videos already posted in the other guides are fantastic, but I just wanted to upload some higher-def screenshots of each puzzle. I figure it makes it a little easier than watching/pausing, especially if you're trying to do the achievement for beating it in 25 minutes.

    Act 1 has two puzzles.
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    2A - Lighting Failure also has two.
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    2B - Hostage Situation is only one.
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    3A - Direct Route has two puzzles, it also introduces the Y button to remove pieces, and the little blocks that explode after a laser touches them for a while.
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    3B - Across the Rim, only one puzzle. (3B/C/D and 4 all only have one each)
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    3C - Spacewalk, only one puzzle.
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    3D - Interior Route, only has one puzzle too.
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    Act 4, only one puzzle, and the final one.
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    Like I said, the videos and other solutions are already great, but I just wanted to add in some clearer images.
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    HolyHalfDeadBest solution posted for this entire game!

    The order you put the splitters down is important. Generally place the mirrors, then place the splitters from the start of the beam.
    Posted by HolyHalfDead on 09 Dec 20 at 04:43
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