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Research Master

Max out research on all 9 research subjects.

Research Master0
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SK DiabolicSK Diabolic216,568
10 Feb 2010 08 Sep 2010
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This must be done in 1 playthrough; that goes for the rest of the single player achievements aswell.

Heres a few tips from 'Onsidic' to make this achievement even quicker to get:
Tip 1: Theres a keen observer tonic as your making your way up to Grace that helps your research be worth a lot more.
Tip 2: Theres also a tonic on the Dionysis Park area that increases the length of time the camera will roll. Use that with the keen observer tonic helps alot. extra time should allow you to generally get 1 level per camera roll on some of the enemies that take a few more hits. (Big Daddies)

You will get the Research camera on the Level 'Pauper's Drop',
Here are all 9 subjects you need to fully research for the achievement:



Splicers:
Leadhead - These are the normal slicers with firearms; which you met on BioShock 1; there are loads of these enemies running around causing havoc, they were my 2nd subject to fully research, so yeah thier easy enough.

Thuggish - These are the normal slicers with melee weapons; which you met on BioShock 1; there are loads of these enemies running around causing trouble aswell, they were my 1st subject to fully research, so yeah their easy enough.

^Note: 'You should probably complete the Thuggish Splicer research as soon as you get the camera. Mainly because it seems that at some point after the halfway point there aren't anymore in the game, especially near the end.'
(Thanks to ChrisOfTheDead for this tip)

Spider - Yet another BioShock 1 splicer, you first encounter these on the 'Siren Alley' level, a nice place in the level to research them is when you are waiting for the power to come back; in the room where you need a door code in order to go to 'Pump station 5'; this is a good area because there are around 5-7 Spiders to research and also 1 Brute.

Houdini - Yeah... BioShock 1 splicer again, you encounter these shortly after the spiders; on the 'Dionysus park' level, there is a real handy part in the level 'Fontaine futuristics' where you encounter many Houdini in one big room, which is in the 'Fontaine plasmid theatre'.

Brute - And finally the new BioShock 2 splicer, now these guys were my last max research, make sure every time you encounter these stocky beast's that you research them every time, although on the last few level's there are tons of these splicers causing havoc.



Security:
Bot - Simply walk straight in front of a security camera for long enough to trigger the bot's; they will be around for 40 seconds i believe, pretty easy to max these.

^ you could also work on 'Look at you, hacker' achievement after you research the bots. :]

Camera - There are tons of Camera's around; search every room in each level, yet another easy one to max.

Turret - There are tons of Turret's around; search every room in each level, yet another easy one to max.

^All above 3 count as 1.



Others:
Big Daddy - This includes all Big Daddy types, for example on BioShock you had to Research Rosie's and Bouncer's in seperate subjects; but in BioShock 2, they are all in the same subject together.

Big Sister - You won't encounter many of these in the game if you don't Save/Harvest any Little Sisters; so make sure before going for this that you always deal with every Little Sister in the game; in order to meet enough Big Sisters to fully research.

Alpha Series - You meet up with these enemies on the 'Fontaine futuristics' level, but there are tons of these guy's on the last few levels, so these are fairly easy to fully research.

Extra Notes:
If you still can't earn this achievement there is an incredibly detailed thread made by Fizzmatix on x360a which with no doubt you will get this achievement with no problems,
here is the link: http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=20...
WoooofAll 3 security count as one :)
Posted by Woooof on 10 Feb 10 at 22:47
Chris8875Yep - all security count as one, and all Big Daddy variants (Rumblers, Big Daddy, etc) count as one.

Alpha series don't appear till later in the game.
Posted by Chris8875 on 10 Feb 10 at 23:05
Buxfan02Unfortunatly I finished the game maxing out all categories except the Thuggish Slicers. I explored every part of every floor/area and never came across another Thuggish Slicer after i completed Pauper's Drop.
Posted by Buxfan02 on 11 Feb 10 at 06:27
Charlott3The same happened to me Buxfan02

The room with the Houdini splicer's (If i'm thinking of the same place you are) is on the Fontaine Futuristics level.
Posted by Charlott3 on 11 Feb 10 at 08:06
DynosawAre Spider Splicers only on Siren Alley?
Posted by Dynosaw on 12 Feb 10 at 11:31
DrJeklShouldn't your "note" be at the beginning of your solution?
Posted by DrJekl on 12 Feb 10 at 22:24
SK DiabolicHey your right DrJekI, edit made.
Posted by SK Diabolic on 13 Feb 10 at 00:13
SK DiabolicNo, 1 playthrough, just like all the other achievements that are single player.
Posted by SK Diabolic on 13 Feb 10 at 12:51
OnsidicTheres a keen observer tonic as your making your way up to Grace that helps your research be worth a lot more.
Posted by Onsidic on 14 Feb 10 at 18:05
ChrisOfTheDeadThanks for including my tip :], but you credited me as "DanOfTheDead" and I'm ChrisOfTheDead. Just letting ya know.
Posted by ChrisOfTheDead on 16 Feb 10 at 13:33
SK DiabolicYeah sorry about that it was late when i edited the solution, so i made a few errors there... i've corrected your name. :)
Posted by SK Diabolic on 16 Feb 10 at 14:16
Onsidictheres also a tonic on the Dionysis Park area that increases the length of time the camera will roll. Use that with the keen observer tonic helps alot. extra time should allow you to generally get 1 level per camera roll on some of the enemies that take a few more hits. (Big Daddies)
Posted by Onsidic on 16 Feb 10 at 17:30
SK DiabolicOk thanks Onsidic for the comments/tips i've added them to the guide with credit to you. :)
Posted by SK Diabolic on 16 Feb 10 at 18:41
OnzaYep, and isn't there a "Keen Observer 2", load them both, as they stack. Also do load the one that runs the research camera longer. Once you're done with research, swap them out.
Posted by Onza on 20 Feb 10 at 01:12
OnzaPS. Loading up "Damage Research" might be good as it increases research damage bonuses.

Oh, the other tonic is called "Extendded Reel" and is found in Dionysus Park at the Triton Theater in the projector room on the top floor.
Posted by Onza on 20 Feb 10 at 01:17
Nath360skillzYeah I've just got to the end of my first playthrough and realised I havent fully researched thuggish splicer :(
Posted by Nath360skillz on 20 Feb 10 at 19:01
misfit119You can pick up Keen Observer 2 in Dionysus Park. It's bought from the Gatherer's Garden there as soon as you arrive.
Posted by misfit119 on 09 Mar 10 at 02:19
The GlobalizerNice solution, one other note to speed up the security research (which can be a pain):

Hack a camera, and bring enemies to it. When the bots are summoned, roll film on them and start shooting them. You'll get points for any damage caused to them (by you or by the enemies) and you CAN film them since they are technically neutral (you didn't hack them, just the camera).

You can do this all day if you need/want to.

That said, there is security all the way through to the end of the game, so it may be overkill, but I liked getting it out of the way. smile
Posted by The Globalizer on 10 May 10 at 19:21
fsanukcan I hack security cameras, bots and turrets and THEN research them?
Posted by fsanuk on 19 Oct 10 at 08:56
SK DiabolicJust make sure they are Enemy... and all 3 count as one, so you don't need to fully research all 3 individually.
Posted by SK Diabolic on 19 Oct 10 at 10:47
Sleepy Dogg 007Very nice guide, extremly detailed.
Posted by Sleepy Dogg 007 on 10 Jan 11 at 04:26
VinchuccaCrap I dealt with every little sister but the big sister only appeared about 3 times! Now I'm stuck with about half an inch of the research bar left to fill :-(
Posted by Vinchucca on 24 Feb 11 at 18:56
x777x InfectionDon't fret Vinchucca, there are two that you encounter near the end of the game, no matter what, so even if you missed the earlier you get a chance to make them up! :)
Posted by x777x Infection on 08 Apr 11 at 21:30
ManuFlopsI've just finished Fontaine Futuristics and I am heading into Persephone. I have everything done except for the Big Sisters and the Brute Splicers. I'm not too worried about the Brutes because I have three of the four perks done and I'm about a quarter of the way to the fourth. But with the Big Sisters, I only have three of the four perks finished and zero progress into the fourth. Should the two left that are fought simultaneously be enough? I have Extended Research equipped and both Keen Observer and Keen Observer 2, in the hopes that they stack. Should I be okay?
Posted by ManuFlops on 10 May 13 at 19:17
Im the LoraxI have to go back and replay specifically for this achievement, is there anyway to tell which you have done and what you need besides remembering or writing it down? Like an in game thing? thanks
Posted by Im the Lorax on 08 Apr 14 at 07:38
SK Diabolic^I played this game 4 years ago so I literally can't remember lol, hopefully somebody who's played it recently could answer you're questions.
Posted by SK Diabolic on 08 Apr 14 at 13:27
Im the LoraxI kno right i think last time i played campaign was a few yrs ago myslf. Oh well ill figure it out once i get back into it, love those games
Posted by Im the Lorax on 08 Apr 14 at 20:54
SK DiabolicBut what you can do is take a picture of any enemy you're not too sure of to see the status bar of photo level and if it can't go any higher then you've maxed it out. Thus ticking that guy off the list. ;)
Posted by SK Diabolic on 09 Apr 14 at 05:48
Im the Loraxdance good idea, thanks
Posted by Im the Lorax on 09 Apr 14 at 09:31
Shadow XBLwhere the heck do you find a list of how much research you've done on each?
Posted by Shadow XBL on 17 Jul 14 at 04:01
JuicyjamsShadow its located where you pull up the map, its a tab below.
Posted by Juicyjams on 21 Nov 14 at 22:01
Shadow XBLthanks, got it!
Posted by Shadow XBL on 21 Nov 14 at 22:50