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Deus Ex: Human Revolution achievements

Deus Ex: Human Revolution

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There are 59 Deus Ex: Human Revolution achievements (49 without DLC) worth 2,638 (1,250)

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Legend in Deus Ex: Human Revolution

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Complete Deus Ex: Human Revolution at its hardest setting without ever changing the difficulty.

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Achievement won on 09 Sep 11
TA Score for this game: 1,870
Posted on 09 September 11 at 04:07, Edited on 18 September 11 at 11:11
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Here are some general tips I found to work well completing the game on the hardest difficulty.

1: Save the game after every important event, such as clearing a room or beating a mission

2: Go silent and non lethal. It's easier. Getting into firefights on the hardest difficulty is ridiculous. 2 shots and you're dead. Stay hidden. Try to sneak through areas using air vents and use stealth in general.

3: Upgrade your battery often to enable you to run through enemy strongholds while cloaked. You can sometimes skip entire sections of the game if you have enough battery power to run through them with stealth camo engaged.

4: Upgrade your take-down ability. Being able to take down two enemies with one take down will prove highly useful later in the game.

5: Go everywhere, find everything, do all side missions, and whatever else you can think of to upgrade your character.

First boss: Stay hidden, and shoot him the head when he waits for his weapon to cool down. If you have no weapons, try throwing the gas canisters and explosive barrels at him.

Second boss: stay away from her at all times. Lay a few shots off, and run away. Save the game after every engagement. Try to get her to electrocute herself using the power, just remember to jump to avoid being electrocuted (or upgrade your leg prosthesis to enable surviving the electrical current).

Waiting for the Funicular: I avoided this entire firefight EASILY. Simply barricade the entrances to the room with boxes and vending machines. To be safe, lay gas mines near the barricades just in case they squeeze through (which they probably won't). Now just sit and wait for the funicular happily and safely.

Third boss: This boss fight is incredibly easy. At the start of the fight, run to the left, and as the boss jumps over the wall, knock him out with a take down. This video will show you how:

Forth boss: This is easier than it seems. First take out the turrets with a heavy weapon like the grenade launcher. Then either hack the terminal to disable the pods, or open the hatches and stun the women inside. Sometimes soldiers will come in. Use take downs or gas grenades for quick neutralization. Once the women inside are out cold (or dead), run to the highest point of the map. It's like a little cove. Just look for it and you'll find it. (or upgrade your leg prosthesis to enable surviving the electrical current) It's the only place the electric currents doesn't reach. Stay there crouched and unload bullets on the window protecting Zhao, or just wait for her to break it herself. When she's exposed, take her out however you please. I just spammed her with the lazer rifle. It's actually really easy, just make sure to save frequently.
Geusprime This is basically the strategy I used as well. A few tips:

The pistol with armor piercing upgrade is a great overall weapon for dealing with bosses and the two mechs you are forced to destroy.

The first two bosses I easily defeated using a combination of the pistol and Typhoon system (fully upgraded) and used energy replenishment items immediately after using Typhoon to use it again. I did not upgrade energy capacity, only recharge speed.

I found the last boss incredibly easy as well, using the laser (no upgrades at all) to take down the turrets and then aimed for Zhao once she became available to attack.
Posted by Geusprime on 18 Sep 11 at 17:12
Myupyon against the robots, emp grenades work like a charm (at least on easy its one nade per mech and at least one of them is in that area). also, theres a rocket launcher and two rockets total in that area.

for the third boss, you should stress, that the player definitely needs to skip the biochip update, or else you have to find the boss the traditional way.
Posted by Myupyon on 02 Nov 11 at 23:19
jedimaster573 Im thinking about playing this game. Im assuming from your guide that playing through on an easier setting does not allow you to carry over prior upgrades. Is this correct? Thanks in advance. J
Posted by jedimaster573 on 14 Feb 12 at 15:44
Anonymous Rain Good to hear that jedimaster573, unfortunately augmentations do not carry over from one playthrough to another! So if you wish to play with different playstyles you will either have to have multiple saves going, or complete the game more than once (I did the latter)
Posted by Anonymous Rain on 15 Feb 12 at 10:26
Onza So can turn "objective locators" and "object highlight" back on without affecting this achievement? I see with this setting, the game turned them off... But after 1.5 playthroughs (I missed pacifist and thought I could pick up from a save... It did not work), I sort of want them back. Thanks.
Posted by Onza on 06 Mar 12 at 20:38
ShutTheCakeHole Have you heard of a bug dealing with getting this achievement. I played and finished the game on 'Give me a story' (easy). While going for the hardest setting - i think there is only three (3) to choose from - i also played the 'missing link' downloaded content on easy. Once I finished the DLC, i went back and finished the main story on the hardest mode. I received:
Deus Ex: Human RevolutionFoxiest of the HoundsShutTheCakeHoleThe Foxiest of the Hounds achievement in Deus Ex: Human Revolution worth 317 pointsComplete Deus Ex: Human Revolution without setting off any alarms.

Deus Ex: Human RevolutionPacifistShutTheCakeHoleThe Pacifist achievement in Deus Ex: Human Revolution worth 282 pointsComplete Deus Ex: Human Revolution without anyone dying by your hand. (Boss fights don't count.)

but did not receive this achievement. So now I am playing for a third time to get hardest and i am not quite sure why it did not pop for me on the second play through. I guess just be cautious playing DLC on a setting other than hard when attempting this achievement.

Let me know if anyone else has experienced this.
Posted by ShutTheCakeHole on 17 Jul 12 at 15:24
a Fi1thy Casual Nice guide, but I would add one thing: upgrade typhoon as early as possible.

On the hardest difficulty ~3 hits with the typhoon will drop every boss.

All I did with the bosses was get close and typhoon their asses. Even the last boss fell this way - I didn't bother touching anything else (turrets, chicks in pods, etc). I just ran over, typhoon and BAM! I was standing before the computer making the critical decision.
Posted by a Fi1thy Casual on 22 Aug 12 at 19:34
Blessed Emot @ShutTheCakeHole Wow, yah I had the exact same issue. Beat the game on easy. Then beat the DLC on easy. Then made a new game and played through the game on the hardest difficulty, only popped Foxiest of Hounds and Pacifist, no Legend achievement. I can't believe there aren't more cases of this occurring...
Posted by Blessed Emot on 01 Sep 12 at 23:55
redjarman The first 2 bosses can both be easily beaten with just a stun gun and around 10 shots each, if you can manage to shoot them in the head every time, otherwise its closer to 20 shots.
And for the final boss, even if you failed the speech challenge and didn't get the override code, you can still type it in anyway, 2012. It helps shorten the fight and turns off the turrets if I remember right.
Posted by redjarman on 05 Feb 13 at 18:34
Kraven PL Cheevo didn't pop. Possible glitch, fellow gamers - beware! :(
Posted by Kraven PL on 05 Mar 13 at 07:22
Or1g1nal S1nn3r Glitch happened to me as well. I beat the game on easy and then played through on Hard and when I beat it it didn't pop so I'm on my third try.
Posted by Or1g1nal S1nn3r on 10 Sep 13 at 19:06
Leo Ascendent Google Deis Ex Infinite Exp, easy way to level quickly
Posted by Leo Ascendent on 13 Oct 13 at 00:24
rusty guy500 Mine glitched as well, is there any way to fix it without having to play the whole game again?
Posted by rusty guy500 on 05 Dec 13 at 09:20
a holy chainsaw same thing just happened to me, i deleted the DLC and its save files hoping for the best but didn't work
Posted by a holy chainsaw on 03 Feb 14 at 11:19
Shadow XBL FYI for the second boss lady - she takes 14 stun gun shots to kill. You can start hitting her right after she appears in front of you. This is useful if you don't have the right upgrades or Typhoon, etc.
Posted by Shadow XBL on 14 Aug 16 at 19:12
Shadow XBL Final Boss - (BUY EMP SHIELD UPGRADE) cloak, run around the middle area to the other side and find the panel. Punch in 2012. Wait about 2.5 minutes. Then shoot her in the face. Watch the patrolling robot, otherwise you can just sit there.
Posted by Shadow XBL on 16 Aug 16 at 06:03