Going for Distance achievement in Dead Space 2

Going for Distance

Impale an enemy and make him fly through the air for 17 meters - it must stick to the surface

Going for Distance0
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How to unlock the Going for Distance achievement

  • visheyryvisheyry462,418
    29 Jan 2011 31 Jan 2011 22 Apr 2013
    24 0 3
    If you don't mind waiting until later in the game...


    I got mine in Chapter 10 while making my way down the Ishimura tram tracks (long open corridor where you first encounter enemies). After the fight with the Brutes, Ellie will tell you enemies are pouring into the ship and Necromorphs will burst through the floor grates in front of and behind you. Allow an enemy to get close, stasis it, and with your TK or Javelin gun, position yourself so that you're aiming a direct shot down the corridor (for desired distance) and towards one of the sides (so it sticks), and let 'er rip.

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    TheRickMoranisThat's where I did it! Great spot, man, thanks!
    Posted by TheRickMoranis on 02 Feb 11 at 01:41
    TheJimiHippieThx for this guide! Worked so easy.
    Posted by TheJimiHippie on 30 Aug 11 at 01:24
    KimievaHad to reload twice because the Necros kept bouncing off the sides rather than sticking to them, but on the third try it worked perfectly. Thanks for the the tip! :)
    Posted by Kimieva on 06 Mar 14 at 14:37
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  • kael7kael7315,322
    26 Jan 2011 28 Jan 2011 01 Feb 2011
    26 5 6
    The first time you really get the chance for this is at the beginning of Chapter 2. After using/passing the Save Point, your locator will direct you to the Titan Height Apartments.

    As you open the door, a Slasher will appear at the end of the hall and come running at you. Take him down quickly, before you move forward. When you do move forward, off to your right through some debris, you will see an Infector changing a dead body. Grab the spike in front of you on the floor with your Kinessis, aim, and launch it at him. It must go at least 17 meters, and it must stick.

    The video below should help explain it more. I think they are on easy though, because it took more than one shot to kill the Slasher, and it took me several tries to hit the Infector just right. Their rig is the first rig you get in Chapter 1. Again, I think there were on easy just to figure out how to get the achievements - there was no upgrade. As I stated above, it took me several tries to hit it just right, and I was playing on normal. If you mess up, just reload your checkpoint.

    If you have a problem getting it here, wait until you get the Javelin Gun, and you will get it. There were multiple times where I sent a baddie flying with it at long distances.

    Credit to Achievement Hunter for the video upload.
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    Gooner77Didn't work for me at all and I had fully upgraded kinesis
    Posted by Gooner77 on 01 Feb 11 at 22:34
    KratosGodslayerI will explain how it worked for me. The video is done on the easy setting to get it working on normal (that's the setting i'm playing now) you have to shoot the infector twice wth your plasma cutter and then use the iron spike with kinesis.
    Posted by KratosGodslayer on 13 Feb 11 at 16:20
    Born 0f FireKratos is right. I just did it on Zealot... Tried doing what was in the video and it wasen't working. Then I shot it twice the the plasma cutter before hitting it with the spike and it worked like a charm.
    Posted by Born 0f Fire on 04 May 11 at 20:06
  • RobertoMPRobertoMP356,245
    10 Apr 2011 12 Apr 2011
    8 0 0
    Another good point for this is chapter 11 in the mines, when you enter the cave where you need to replace the power junction, as soon as you enter a black necro will drop down from a vent, kill it and quickly move to the end of the corridor, if you turn left you will see another necro running towards you through a long bridge, stasis him and with the arm of the previous necro or with the javelin gun just shot aiming to his torso and he will fly the distance to net you the achievement.

    The good thing about his area is that there is asave station right before crossing the door so you can just repeat if you did not make it.
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