Dead Space 2 (DE) Walkthrough

3. Story walkthrough

This section will cover all the missable and story related achievements, as well a couple achievements that are real easy to get in a specific chapter. All the achievements that you see here are listed in the order that they'll unlock in the game. Or at least, in the order you should try to unlock them, for those achievements that aren't story related. If a chapter is not listed, it means there are no story related or missable achievements in that chapter.

Also check the Collectibles section as you progress through the game for a list of log locations, so as to get The Librarian. List is not complete, but it's enough to get you the achievement.

If you didn't read the overview, then you wouldn't know to begin the game on Casual. Shame on you!

Chapter 1:

Taste of your own Medicine

TK Impale a live Slasher to a surface using a Slasher's arm - it must stick to the surface

Taste of your own Medicine
Offline Game Mode - These achievements require play in game modes that do not necessitate a connection to any online services.Single Player - These achievements can be obtained by a single player.

Chapter 1 is a good place to get this, because for a while, your only offense will be Kinesis. If you haven't guessed, Slashers are the melee Necromorphs that, well, slash at you. They're also the most common. All you have to do for this achievement is kill a Slasher, aim at his arm, press LT + B to use Kinesis, position yourself so that the live Slasher is between you and another wall, and finally press RT to launch the dead Slasher's arm at the live Slasher.

Sometimes when you use Kinesis it won't grab the Slasher's arm, and may instead grab some other appendage. If this happens, just fire it off and try again. Kinesis does prefer to grab lethal objects, but it's not always easy to see the Slasher's arm blade in pitch blackness.

Patient on the Loose

Get your first Suit

Patient on the Loose
Offline Game Mode - These achievements require play in game modes that do not necessitate a connection to any online services.Single Player - These achievements can be obtained by a single player.Main Storyline - These achievements are gained automatically by progressing through the main game modes.Shop - These achievements require the purchase of an item or a series of items as prerequisites from a shop.

Story related and cannot be missed.

Chapter 2:

Derailed

Survive the Train Sequence

Derailed
Offline Game Mode - These achievements require play in game modes that do not necessitate a connection to any online services.Single Player - These achievements can be obtained by a single player.Main Storyline - These achievements are gained automatically by progressing through the main game modes.

Story related and cannot be missed.

Chapter 3:

Lightspeed de Milo

Dismember the Lightspeed Boy Statue

Lightspeed de Milo
Offline Game Mode - These achievements require play in game modes that do not necessitate a connection to any online services.Single Player - These achievements can be obtained by a single player.Missable - These achievements can be missed.

This achievement is missable, and you can get it in chapter 3 or chapter 6.

In chapter 3, you'll eventually get to an area that has 3 shops in it (Trixie's Candies, Fashion Kid and Toy-Toy or something), as well as an elementary school. Follow your objective marker past the shop and down the elevator. Once the elevator door opens, head out and look to your left to find the rotating Lightspeed Boy.

Shooting him in the neck seems to dismember all his limbs (That can be dismembered).

In chapter 6, after dealing with some Stalkers, follow your objective marker and you'll get a call from Stross. Keep going and you'll hear a woman and gunfire. Eventually you'll be back at the shopping mall area, and if you look to your right you will see Lightspeed Boy yet again.

Skewered in Space

Impale an enemy into a Decompression Window to cause it to blow out

Skewered in Space
Offline Game Mode - These achievements require play in game modes that do not necessitate a connection to any online services.Single Player - These achievements can be obtained by a single player.

This chapter is the first chapter in which you are able to get this achievement.

Right after you take the elevator down into the Church of Unitology, you'll come to a long hallway with 3 lights above, and a window with two flashing red lights straight ahead. If you move forward some Necromorphs will attack you--don't move forward yet! Look down on the floor to find a long, sharp piece of metal. Use Kinesis on it, and shoot it at the Slasher that charges you, as it's easiest send him flying through the window.

If you don't get it, just let yourself die or reload your last checkpoint.

One Small Step

Get through the first Zero-G area

One Small Step
Offline Game Mode - These achievements require play in game modes that do not necessitate a connection to any online services.Single Player - These achievements can be obtained by a single player.Main Storyline - These achievements are gained automatically by progressing through the main game modes.

Story related and cannot be missed.

Chapter 4:

Clever Girls

Survive your first encounter with Stalkers

Clever Girls
Offline Game Mode - These achievements require play in game modes that do not necessitate a connection to any online services.Single Player - These achievements can be obtained by a single player.Main Storyline - These achievements are gained automatically by progressing through the main game modes.

Story related and cannot be missed.

Chapter 5:

The three following achievements can be a bit troublesome to get if you're trying to get them by attacking regular Necromorphs. I've assembled a small list of places where you fight numerous child Necromorphs, and have a checkpoint nearby. They die easily, so they make getting these achievements quite easy. To see the list, refer to My Boom Stick.

Shock Therapy

Impale an enemy with the Javelin Gun and use its Alt-Fire to shock 3 others (single player only)

Shock Therapy
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Shoot a Necromorph with the Primary Fire, run over to it, and when three other Necromorphs are near its corpse, use the Alt-Fire. The lightning will keep zapping the Necromorphs for a few seconds, so don't freak out if it doesn't pop immediately.

Lawnmower Man

Kill 4 enemies with the same Ripper blade

Lawnmower Man
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Use the Primary Fire and maneuver the blade around until you've killed 4 Necros with that one blade.

My Boom Stick

Kill 6 enemies at once with Line Gun's Alt-Fire (single player only)

My Boom Stick
Offline Game Mode - These achievements require play in game modes that do not necessitate a connection to any online services.Single Player - These achievements can be obtained by a single player.

The Line Gun's Alt-Fire deploys a mine on the ground that explodes after about 5 seconds. Shoot it out, herd the Necromorphs over to it, and bam--achievement!

Here are some good locations for getting these achievements.

Chapter 5, Church of Unitology. You'll come to a large area (With some seriously nice carpeting) and you'll be attacked by the Tormenter. After breaking free, you'll find yourself squaring off against a bunch of children.

Chapter 6, elementary school. When you get to the large room with the stage (Gymnasium), you'll have to fight a couple children. Make your way up to the stage and hack into the... thing. Once you do this, you'll be assaulted by many, many children, and a few Crawler Necromorphs.

In chapter 7, shortly after you align the solar array panels, you'll be an area with a save station and a store. Save at the save station if you haven't already, and proceed through the only door. You'll be attacked by about 5 children, and some other Necromorphs afterwords.

All of these locations have a checkpoint pretty close by. It'll take you under a minute to get back to these places after restarting from your last checkpoint. Just make sure to restart with at least one enemy still alive, or you may get another checkpoint.

Torment Me No More

Kill the Tormenter

Torment Me No More
Offline Game Mode - These achievements require play in game modes that do not necessitate a connection to any online services.Single Player - These achievements can be obtained by a single player.Main Storyline - These achievements are gained automatically by progressing through the main game modes.

Story related and cannot be missed.

Chapter 6:

If you missed My Boom Stick, Lawnmower Man, or Shock Therapy, this chapter has a good location in which to get them. Refer to My Boom Stick for the list!

If you missed Lightspeed de Milo in Chapter 3, you can get it in this chapter, as well. Refer to Lightspeed de Milo for more info.

Bouncing Betty

Kill a Cyst by catching its Mine and throwing it back

Bouncing Betty
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Cysts are disgusting lumps attached to surfaces. They make hideous sounds as you get close, and they shoot explosive... things. You'll first encounter them in chapter 6. As you get close to them, small tentacles will come out their mouths, and if you get closer, they shoot an explosive at you. You have to use Kinesis on this explosive and then shoot it back at the Cyst, destroying it. The best way to do this is to approach it until you see the tentacles emerge, then Stasis it and get closer so that it shoots its explosive. The explosive will emerge slowly due to Stasis, making it much easier to catch.

The Nanny

Kill 30 Crawlers without detonating them

The Nanny
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You'll first encounter Crawlers in the elementary school in chapter 6. They are babies, and they'll detonate if they get close to you, or you shoot the yellow spot on their back, so aim for the head. You'll probably encounter about 50 of these total. May be closer to 40, so make sure that you shoot 'em in the head. If you don't get it in one playthrough, you can always get it in your next, though.

The Graduate

Win the fight at the School

The Graduate
Offline Game Mode - These achievements require play in game modes that do not necessitate a connection to any online services.Single Player - These achievements can be obtained by a single player.Main Storyline - These achievements are gained automatically by progressing through the main game modes.

Story related and cannot be missed.

Brute Juke

Kill a Brute without taking damage

Brute Juke
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You'll encounter your first Brute in this chapter (6), and that is where I would recommend getting this achievement. Just like in the original Dead Space, killing Brutes is extremely easy once you know how to do it. Stasis the brute, then shoot it in the shoulder until you dismember it. You now have two options: the quickest and slightly riskier option is to continue shooting at his arms/legs/head until he dies. The slower method, but pretty much sureshot way of getting this achievement is to run away, wait for him to start launching his chest bombs at you, and shoot them back at him with Kinesis.

Since you're doing this on chapter 6, you'll also have access to a Stasis container that you can pick up with Kinesis and fire at the Brute. This will put him into Stasis for a good 5 seconds or so. It's near a sign that reads "CEC," and it has a bright blue glow.

If you get hit, simply reload your last checkpoint.

Chapter 7:

If you missed My Boom Stick, Lawnmower Man, or Shock Therapy, this chapter has a good location in which to get them. Refer to My Boom Stick for the list!

Elevator Action

Knock off every Tripod during the Elevator Sequence

Elevator Action
1 guideOffline Game Mode - These achievements require play in game modes that do not necessitate a connection to any online services.Single Player - These achievements can be obtained by a single player.Missable - These achievements can be missed.

Unlike the other secret achievements, this one's missable.

Towards the beginning of chapter 7 you'll have to repair an elevator in zero-g by shooting two red fuel canisters on the bottom of the elevator. With this done, you'll backtrack a bit, get into said elevator, and start heading up. After riding the elevator peacefully towards the solar array, it will start to feel like a hell ride to the DANGERZONE, as Necromorphs will break into the various windows and attack you. You have to knock all of them out of the windows by shooting their arms before the elevator reaches the top. If you ignore one for long enough, it will disappear. This may or not void the achievement, because sometimes it'll come back in a different window.

The Detonator is the best weapon to use here because you can shoot them anywhere with it and knock them out of the window. If you haven't upgraded it that much (And I suspect you haven't), head back to the save point at the start of the chapter and save. Go over to the work bench, respec some of your weapons (Select weapon, press Y), and put all the nodes into the Detonator. Use this upgraded Detonator to get the achievement, then quit out and load your game so as not to have wasted 5,000+ credits. You don't have to upgrade the Detonator, but it makes it a lot easier.

The achievement will pop within 5 seconds or so of the last Necromorph being killed. If you don't have it by the time you hear the voice say "Arriving at Solar Array Sigma 05," reload your last checkpoint.

Collect Peng

Find the Peng treasure

Collect Peng
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I'm just gonna let Jack & Joel explain this one. Full credit for the video goes to Rooster Teeth/Achievement Hunter.

Shut Down

Defeat the AI

Shut Down
Offline Game Mode - These achievements require play in game modes that do not necessitate a connection to any online services.Single Player - These achievements can be obtained by a single player.Main Storyline - These achievements are gained automatically by progressing through the main game modes.

Story related and cannot be missed.

Powered Up

Complete the Solar Array Puzzle

Powered Up
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Story related and cannot be missed.

Chapter 9:

Hornet's Nest

Destroy the Tripod Nest

Hornet's Nest
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Story related and cannot be missed.

Chapter 10:

Operation!

Snare the Shard with the Ishimura

Operation!
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Story related and cannot be missed.

Chapter 11:

Looking good

Purchase the Advanced Suit

Looking good
Offline Game Mode - These achievements require play in game modes that do not necessitate a connection to any online services.Single Player - These achievements can be obtained by a single player.Missable - These achievements can be missed.Shop - These achievements require the purchase of an item or a series of items as prerequisites from a shop.

This achievement is missable.

Shortly after you exit a Zero-G area, you'll come to a room with a couple orange computers, a save station and a cargo lift. Head up the lift and you'll see a door straight ahead on the other side of the room. Make your way over to this door while fighting off Necromorphs. Head through the door, make a right and use a power node to open the door. You'll find the Advanced Suit Schematic inside.

If you don't have a power node on you, there's one in the room where you fought all the Necromorphs. It's sitting on some netting, or whatever that stuff is beside the walkway. You'll have to use Kinesis to grab it. I wish I could be more specific, but my memory is failing me. It's not too hard to find, though.

Chapter 12:

Knock Knock

Complete the Drill Ride

Knock Knock
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Story related and cannot be missed.

Chapter 13:

Cross your Heart, Hope to Die

Survive the Eye Poke Machine

Cross your Heart, Hope to Die
Offline Game Mode - These achievements require play in game modes that do not necessitate a connection to any online services.Single Player - These achievements can be obtained by a single player.Main Storyline - These achievements are gained automatically by progressing through the main game modes.

Story related and cannot be missed.

Chapter 15:

The Final Sacrifice

Destroy the Marker

The Final Sacrifice
Offline Game Mode - These achievements require play in game modes that do not necessitate a connection to any online services.Single Player - These achievements can be obtained by a single player.Main Storyline - These achievements are gained automatically by progressing through the main game modes.

Story related and cannot be missed.

The Fugitive

Escape the Facility

The Fugitive
Offline Game Mode - These achievements require play in game modes that do not necessitate a connection to any online services.Single Player - These achievements can be obtained by a single player.Main Storyline - These achievements are gained automatically by progressing through the main game modes.

Story related and cannot be missed.

Coincidentally, those two achievements share names with movies. One really good, one really bad.

Finally, for beating the game on its various difficulties (That do not stack), you'll receive the following achievements:

Made Us Whole

Complete the game on any difficulty setting

Made Us Whole
Offline Game Mode - These achievements require play in game modes that do not necessitate a connection to any online services.Single Player - These achievements can be obtained by a single player.Main Storyline - These achievements are gained automatically by progressing through the main game modes.

Mission Impossible

Complete the game on Zealot setting

Mission Impossible
Offline Game Mode - These achievements require play in game modes that do not necessitate a connection to any online services.Single Player - These achievements can be obtained by a single player.Main Storyline - These achievements are gained automatically by progressing through the main game modes.Difficulty Specific - These achievements require that the game be played on a certain difficulty level.

Hard to the Core

Complete the game on Hard Core setting

Hard to the Core
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Check the General hints & tips section for Hard Core mode tips (Provided by CousinDangereux).

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