3. Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine Story walkthrough

I will start here with the story part. Basically it's sufficient to do the game on Hard to get all the story related achievements, but there are some miscellaneous achievements which are rather easier on a lower difficulty and that's why I will provide two story segments, Hard and Easy. The collectibles aren't too tough to find and basically you can either get them on hard or a lower difficulty, really up to you. The missions are also pretty straightforward, but in case someone should struggle I will provide videos as well to give you a basic idea on it.

HARD STORY PLAYTHROUGH

Choose from the main menu campaign and start a new campaign on Hard. This is only for the story playthrough on hard, I will go into detail on other achievements later on. I recommend getting the skulls in this playthrough, however you can simply load previously played chapters as well. BUT do not use that BEFORE you have actually finished the whole game because it will void your achievement! Play through it all on hard and do the rest afterwards. However, on your conquest through the campaign on Hard, I can give some basic tips.

Range before Melee! I can't say it often enough, but knowing when to melee and when to retreat is crucial for your survival. Taking out ranged enemies ASAP is crucial and fortunately melee enemies will concentrate on your teammates rather than you unless you attack them first and catch their attention. The only thing is, Squigs (small exploding guys) go only for you, so keep an eye out for those. Also, never encounter any sort of champion or heavy enemy in melee unless you know that he's pretty weak, lost his shield, bound for execution, etc. and executing them might leave you vulnerable but you mostly won't deal enough damage to kill them within that time limit. Also if you die a lot, try a different approach or simply remember when which enemy appears. With that said, you are set for the hard playthrough.

If done correctly you should get the following achievements. I won't give detailed info on the game since it is pretty linear but for those who struggle, I recommend the videos provided (although I don't take credit for them).

Command Squad

Reunite with your Space Marine brothers.

Command Squad
2 guidesOffline Game ModeSingle PlayerMain Storyline

Into the Breach

Fight your way to the crashed Rok.

Into the Breach
Offline Game ModeSingle PlayerMain Storyline

Silence the Cannon

Destroy the Orbital Gun.

Silence the Cannon
Offline Game ModeSingle PlayerMain Storyline

You Must Carry It

Retrieve the Power Source.

You Must Carry It
1 guideOffline Game ModeSingle PlayerMain Storyline

We Take Our Chances

Fire the Psychic Scourge.

We Take Our Chances
Offline Game ModeSingle PlayerMain Storyline

Hammer of the Imperium

Use the Invictus to destroy the Orbital Spire.

Hammer of the Imperium
1 guideOffline Game ModeSingle PlayerMain Storyline

But I Am Finished With You

Kill Warboss Grimskull once and for all.

But I Am Finished With You
1 guideOffline Game ModeSingle PlayerMain Storyline

Here, At the End of All Things

Kill Daemon Prince Nemeroth.

Here, At the End of All Things
2 guidesOffline Game ModeSingle PlayerMain Storyline

None Can Stand Before You

Complete the entire game on Hard difficulty.

None Can Stand Before You
5 guidesOffline Game ModeSingle PlayerMain StorylineDifficulty Specific

Of course you will get the achievements for the collectibles if you use the guides in this playthrough, so i will list it here too.

Lexicanum

Collect 10 Servo Skulls.

Lexicanum
1 guideOffline Game ModeSingle PlayerCollectable

Librarian of Macragge

Collect all Servo Skulls.

Librarian of Macragge
3 guidesOffline Game ModeSingle PlayerCollectable

(the rest of the videos are on YouTube, I won't post them all since there are around 30 or something close to that)

Now we go for a specific achievement for finishing the first part on hard. This might sound tougher than it is. Simply choose distance before melee and NEVER go for executions unless there's only one of the Orks left. Also don't draw the attention of the melee Orks until you have dispatched the ranged Orks. This is from chapter 1-4 and as soon as you shoot down the carrier, the achievement should pop.

The Emperor Protects

Complete Part 1 of the game on Hard difficulty in a single session without dying or restarting.

The Emperor Protects
2 guidesOffline Game ModeSingle PlayerDifficulty Specific

Congrats on the Hard playthrough, now we will go to the mop up which is quite a lot.

MISCELLANEOUS ACHIEVEMENTS

I will start with the achievements for going through a whole chapter of a level with a specific set of weapons. Keep in mind that grenades void the achievements! Also you don't have to play through the whole chapter, so simply load up the last checkpoint and play through the relatively short parts and do it on Easy rather than on Hard.

Master of Sword and Gun

Complete a Chapter of the single-player campaign using only the Bolt Pistol and Chainsword.

Master of Sword and Gun
2 guidesOffline Game ModeSingle Player

Load up Chapter 3 : Belly of the Beast, on the last checkpoint and do not use any other weapons other than the Bolt Pistol and the Chain Sword. As soon as you're done you will have a small comtalk and head across a bridge. Cross that bridge until the achievement pops, DO NOT exit the game before that!!

Finesse and Fury

Complete a Chapter of the single-player game using only Stalker-Pattern Bolter and Chainsword.

Finesse and Fury
1 guideOffline Game ModeSingle Player

Load up the same checkpoint as above and run straight ahead to get the Stalker Bolter from a weapons cache. Only use this and the Chain Sword and do the same with the bridge part until it pops.

Burn Them All

Complete a Chapter of the single-player campaign using only Plasma weapons.

Burn Them All
2 guidesOffline Game ModeSingle Player

Load up chapter 6 : Lair of Giants, again on the last checkpoint and only use your Plasma Pistol! Go for the objectives as soon as they appear and can be activated. Keep using charged shots on the big Orks to dispatch them quickly, let the video sequence end and wait until the new chapter loads and the achievements pops.

Brute Force...Unleashed

Complete a Chapter of the single-player game using only the Vengeance Launcher and Power Axe.

Brute Force...Unleashed
3 guidesOffline Game ModeSingle Player

Same checkpoint as above but this time you are allowed to use melee. However, don't use it on the big Orks, use the launcher and blow them to bits since it's safer and pretty much a higher damage output.

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Now I go for the multikill and kills in a time window achievements. Of course I will tell you the best places to get them.

Precision Killer

Multi-kill -- 2 enemies with 1 Stalker-Pattern bolter shot.

Precision Killer
2 guidesOffline Game ModeSingle Player

This one might sound hard, but it really isn't. Search for one of the earlier chapters (2-4) and keep the Stalker Bolter on you all the time. You will encounter a lot of big Gretchin (small Orks) crowds. Now simply wait until 2 are in a row or close enough to die from the same bullet, pull the trigger and wait for the achievement to unlock.

Blast Radius

Multi-kill -- 5 enemies with 1 Frag grenade.

Blast Radius
1 guideOffline Game ModeSingle Player

I got this by coincidence and without even trying for it. I recommend again using it on Gretchins as every time they come in big swarms and like to cluster close together. It will come, just try on each occasion until you get it.

Chain of Death

Multi-kill -- Detonate a chain of 5 consecutive Vengeance Launcher rounds, killing 10 enemies.

Chain of Death
3 guidesOffline Game ModeSingle Player

This one is a tricky one and it took me several tries to get it. A grenade detonates from the launcher with a tap of the RB and you can't have more than 5 active at a time, placing more detonates previous grenades. A chain only counts if you tap the button and DON'T release it so they detonate in order of placement. A pretty good place in my opinion is chapter 3 : Belly of the Beast on the last checkpoint, but of course you can try for it whenever you see swarms of enemies. This might take some time, so be patient!

The Emperor's Marksman

Kill 10 enemies in a row in a single Ranged Fury activation.

The Emperor's Marksman
4 guidesOffline Game ModeSingle Player

At chapter 3 : the Belly of the Beast, the last checkpoint, you unlock the ranged fury attack. This is also the perfect spot to get this achievement. Kill the Orks in the room at the beginning and the Shoota Boyz on the upper level and you will get swarmed by Gretchins, Orks and Squigs. Wait until there are a lot and fire away with your Bolter. The weapon you choose is rather up to you, but i found it easiest with the Bolter.

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Now i concentrate on the special condition kills.

Death from Above

Kill 25 enemies with Ground Pound.

Death from Above
2 guidesOnline/OfflineSingle PlayerCooperativeVersusCumulative +

This achievement is earned for simply killing enemies with your jetpack, meaning when you are midair and stomp down, the attack should kill the enemy. There are 3 sequences with jetpacks and although I got it on the first one, the best and easiest place to get it is the last chapter since the traitor guards in this level die with one attack and the daemons die with 2.

Glorious Slaughter

Kill 75 enemies using Executions.

Glorious Slaughter
2 guidesOnline/OfflineSingle PlayerCooperativeVersusCumulative +

You will eventually get this achievement through the campaign anyways. Every time a B-Button prompt appears on an enemy you can execute him. Doing it will replenish your health, BUT not your shield. Also be aware that during this you are not invincible, meaning you can get hurt and die in the process. Simply damage enemies enough to get the prompt and rinse and repeat.

Shock & Awe

Kill 150 enemies using the Charge attack.

Shock & Awe
4 guidesOnline/OfflineSingle PlayerCooperativeVersusCumulative +

For this you have to ram attack enemies AND kill them with it. This simply means that you have to sprint and use X to do a charge attack. Using it on bigger enemies is not the best idea since they take a lot of hits, but using it against Gretchins and traitor Imperials is always a one hit kill. Might take some time and I recommend either a place where a lot of Gretchins spawn or the Psykers spawn infinite guardsmen. If you, however, use it at times throughout the campaign, you might get it by the end of it.

Firepower

Kill 250 enemies using Exotic weapons.

Firepower
3 guidesOnline/OfflineSingle PlayerCooperativeVersusCumulative +

With exotic weapons they mean fixed weapons like Heavy Bolter, plasma guns and machine guns. Either use them in the socket or rip them out. Easiest done again on smaller foes since they only take one round, but it's totally up to you where to use them.

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Now I go for the enemie specific kills

Nob Down

Win 10 struggles against the Ork Nob.

Nob Down
3 guidesOnline/OfflineSingle PlayerCooperativeVersusCumulative +

This is for struggling against the big boss Orks. This basically happens when you are prompted for the execution on them. You have to button smash the B button to force your weapon into the foe (obviously it's struggling for the upper hand) and if you win you get 1 kill towards the achievement. Rinse and repeat until you get it.

The Bigger They Are...

Kill 25 Ork Nobs.

The Bigger They Are...
1 guideOnline/OfflineSingle PlayerCooperativeVersusCumulative +

This one is actually for killing the big Orks (I'm not quite sure if the ones with the maces are the only ones that count) any way you see fit. They are tough so don't even try to melee them unless you are quite sure they are not going to take a lot more punishment.

Not So Tough

Kill 10 'Ard Boyz.

Not So Tough
2 guidesOnline/OfflineSingle PlayerCooperativeVersusCumulative +

These are the Orks with the big shields. The only weapon in melee which makes an impression on those guys is the Hammer, but sadly you can only wield one handed weapons and the Bolter with that. These enemies are actually quite weak against explosives, especially against the loaded shot of the plasma weapons. Use them to stumble them and finish them off ASAP.

Die, Heretics

Kill 50 Chaos Space Marines.

Die, Heretics
2 guidesOffline Game ModeSingle PlayerCumulative +

This is quite obvious, simply kill the needed number of Chaos Space Marines. In case you don't know, those are the guys with the same sort of armor, but they just shoot you and look a little bit more sinister.

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This final part concentrates on normal and headshot kills.

Put Them Down

Get 100 Headshots.

Put Them Down
2 guidesOnline/OfflineSingle PlayerCooperativeVersusCumulative +

Master of the Clean Kill

Get 250 Headshots.

Master of the Clean Kill
2 guidesOnline/OfflineSingle PlayerCooperativeVersusCumulative +

I got these without even trying for them and the only tip I can give on them is to simply aim in the general direction of the enemies' heads. You should get this at the end of your playthrough but, if not, simply rack up headshots whenever you can until you get it.

Angel of Death

Kill 500 enemies using Ranged weapons.

Angel of Death
3 guidesOnline/OfflineSingle PlayerCooperativeVersusCumulative +

Success is Measured in Blood

Kill 500 enemies using Melee weapons.

Success is Measured in Blood
1 guideOnline/OfflineSingle PlayerCooperativeVersusCumulative +

These two will come naturally through game progression, but if you really want to you can of course grind them.

Feel My Wrath

Kill 250 enemies using Melee Fury attacks.

Feel My Wrath
3 guidesOnline/OfflineSingle PlayerCooperativeVersusCumulative +

You can do those of course everywhere you have enemies and I rather recommend using the fury whenever you see more than 5 enemies around you. However chapter 14's second checkpoint is a good place to do it since you have infinite Imperial traitor guards spawns. Here is a video for those who are struggling.

The Might of the Righteous

Kill 100 enemies.

The Might of the Righteous
2 guidesOnline/OfflineSingle PlayerCooperativeVersusMain StorylineCumulative +

Visible, Violent Death

Kill 2500 enemies.

Visible, Violent Death
3 guidesOnline/OfflineSingle PlayerCooperativeVersusCumulative +

True Son of the Emperor

Kill 40,000 enemies in the game (all game modes combined).

True Son of the Emperor
8 guidesOnline/OfflineSingle PlayerCooperativeVersusCumulative +Time Consuming

These are only for kills and I can almost guarantee, the reason why the 40k kills achievement has such a high ratio is basically because it takes a lot of dedication and time to grind the kills out. Luckily each kill you do is counted be it in multi or single player and therefore you will have the weapon challenges way before the 40k kills. The best place for this is actually chapter 14: 2nd checkpoint. Here you encounter an infinite amount of enemies and have a machine gun at your disposal. Fire with each weapon until you have no more ammo in any, then simply reload the checkpoint. It takes around 15+ hours of grinding, of course varying if you did the multiplayer achievements before that (at that point i strongly recommend doing the MP first!).

Congrats, you succesfully beat the single player!

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