Dead Space Walkthrough

3. Cumulative achievements

This page contains a complete list of all cumulative achievements. We'll notify you when the opportunity arises to work on those. However, the story walkthrough assumes you'll keep track of your remaining weapon kills by the time you're done with the Pulse Rifle and Line Gun.

Dismemberments

Dismembering limbs will be one of your most common actions throughout the game. As stated previously, this isn't a normal shooter where aiming for the head is advised. Instead the focus lies on the enemy's limbs. We use this term loosely since it doesn't always mean arms and legs. During later encounters you will find many enemies with different extremities to relieve them of. You're working towards no less than 1,000 dismemberments. Don't worry, there are two important things that'll make this a lot easier. Firstly, all of your dismemberments carry over to your next playthrough. Secondly, you can dismember all the limbs from any dead body you find - whether you killed it or not. Press cn_RB to stomp the limbs off bodies when they're on the ground or cn_RT, if they are pinned to a wall or dangling from the ceiling.

Dismembering 20 limbs unlocks:

Marksman

Dismember 20 Limbs

Marksman
2 guidesOffline 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.Cumulative + - These achievements are obtained by repeatedly performing the same action or set of actions over time.

Dismembering 500 limbs unlocks:

Surgeon

Dismember 500 Limbs

Surgeon
2 guidesOffline 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.Cumulative + - These achievements are obtained by repeatedly performing the same action or set of actions over time.

Dismembering 1,000 limbs unlocks:

Butcher

Dismember 1000 Limbs

Butcher
4 guidesOffline 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.Cumulative + - These achievements are obtained by repeatedly performing the same action or set of actions over time.

Stasis

Using Stasis on 50 enemies unlocks:

Freeze

Use Stasis on 50 enemies

Freeze
6 guidesOffline 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.Cumulative + - These achievements are obtained by repeatedly performing the same action or set of actions over time.

Jumps

Completing 100 jumps in Zero-G environments unlocks:

Air Alert

Zero-G Jump over 100 times

Air Alert
4 guidesOffline 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.Cumulative + - These achievements are obtained by repeatedly performing the same action or set of actions over time.

Melee Kills

You need to kill 30 enemies using melee attacks. The easiest way to do this is to sever an enemy's leg, then carefully use cn_RB to stomp it to death. Killing 50 enemies with melee attacks unlocks:

Brawler

Kill at least 30 enemies with a melee attack

Brawler
3 guidesOffline 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.Cumulative + - These achievements are obtained by repeatedly performing the same action or set of actions over time.

Forcing 10 Lurkers to jump on you and successfully kicking them afterwards unlocks:

Kickin it

Escape from a Lurker's grab attack 10 times

Kickin it
2 guidesOffline 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.Cumulative + - These achievements are obtained by repeatedly performing the same action or set of actions over time.

Weapon Kills

You have to score 30 kills with each weapon in the game. Don't sell a weapon once you're finished accumulating its kills as you need to keep it in your inventory/safe for another achievement.

Killing at least 30 enemies with the Pulse Rifle unlocks:

Autofire

Kill 30 enemies with the Pulse Rifle

Autofire
3 guidesOffline 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.Cumulative + - These achievements are obtained by repeatedly performing the same action or set of actions over time.

Killing at least 30 enemies with the Line Gun unlocks:

Eviscerator

Kill 30 enemies with the Line Gun

Eviscerator
3 guidesOffline 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.Cumulative + - These achievements are obtained by repeatedly performing the same action or set of actions over time.

Killing at least 30 enemies with the Ripper unlocks:

A Cut Above

Kill 30 enemies with the Ripper

A Cut Above
4 guidesOffline 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.Cumulative + - These achievements are obtained by repeatedly performing the same action or set of actions over time.

Killing at least 30 enemies with the Force Gun unlocks:

Pusher

Kill 30 enemies with the Force Gun

Pusher
3 guidesOffline 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.Cumulative + - These achievements are obtained by repeatedly performing the same action or set of actions over time.

Killing at least 30 enemies with the Flamethrower unlocks:

Live With The Hot Ones

Kill 30 enemies with the Flamethrower

Live With The Hot Ones
8 guidesOffline 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.Cumulative + - These achievements are obtained by repeatedly performing the same action or set of actions over time.

Killing at least 30 enemies with the Contact Beam unlocks:

Full Contact

Kill 30 enemies with the Contact Beam

Full Contact
3 guidesOffline 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.Cumulative + - These achievements are obtained by repeatedly performing the same action or set of actions over time.

Killing at least 30 enemies with the Plasma Cutter unlocks:

Tool Time

Kill 30 enemies with the Plasma Cutter

Tool Time
3 guidesOffline 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.Cumulative + - These achievements are obtained by repeatedly performing the same action or set of actions over time.

Owning all weapons in the game at the same time unlocks:

Full Arsenal

Own every Weapon in the game

Full Arsenal
4 guidesOffline 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.Cumulative + - These achievements are obtained by repeatedly performing the same action or set of actions over time.

Storage, Schematics

Either put 25 items in the safe all at once or gradually store excess items during your playthrough. Storing 25 items in the safe at the same time unlocks:

Pack Rat

Store 25 Items in the Safe

Pack Rat
3 guidesOffline 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.Cumulative + - These achievements are obtained by repeatedly performing the same action or set of actions over time.

There are 14 weapon-related and 2 miscellaneous schematics that can be found throughout the game. All of them will be mentioned in the story walkthrough. You don't need to collect them all as 8 are enough to unlock:

Merchant

Collect 8 schematics

Merchant
2 guidesOffline 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.Cumulative + - These achievements are obtained by repeatedly performing the same action or set of actions over time.

Logs

Cutscenes and live audio messages from NPCs count towards the achievement but will be excluded from the collectible counter in the story walkthrough. You receive them automatically and don't have to go out of your way to pick them up. You’ll likely unlock "Legend Teller" during chapter 11. The remaining logs will be pointed out nonetheless.

If you're interested in more background story: you receive five text logs upon completing the game. Unfortunately you can access those logs only on your playthrough in New Game+.

For 75 logs you unlock:

Story Teller

Collect 75 Logs

Story Teller
2 guidesOffline 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.Collectable - These achievements are obtained by exploring the game environment to find a set of unique objects.

For 150 logs you unlock:

Legend Teller

Collect 150 Logs

Legend Teller
2 guidesOffline 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.Collectable - These achievements are obtained by exploring the game environment to find a set of unique objects.

For visual reference, see the video guides below (courtesy of Rooster Teeth):

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Levels 5 + 6

Levels 7 + 8

Levels 9 - 12

Find anything you think is wrong with this walkthrough? Help us fix it by posting in its Walkthrough Thread.
This walkthrough is the property of TrueAchievements.com. This walkthrough and any content included may not be reproduced without written permission. TrueAchievements.com and its users have no affiliation with any of this game's creators or copyright holders and any trademarks used herein belong to their respective owners.