Achievements/trophies for BioShock Infinite are in, but besides being pretty by the numbers they don’t necessarily tell us too much about the game. That said, for those gamers that love to see the achievements ahead of time (present company included) this is yet another opportunity to try and decode the mysteries surrounding Irrational Games’ next title.
And for those that are afraid of spoilers, fear not as there are 9 secret achievements that have yet to be revealed. It’s safe to assume that those are the more revelatory of the bunch and probably hold many of BioShock Infinite‘s bigger secrets. If there is a big decision to be made â€“ a la saving or controlling the ‘Little Sisters’ â€“ we don’t want to know until the game is officially available this March.
Many of the achievements revolve around killing X amount of enemies with a certain weapon, in many cases either a variant associated with the Vox Populi or one connected to the Founders. These, of course, are the two warring factions in the city of Columbia.
What’s interesting about these achievements, though, are the various, interesting names given to the weapons. A personal favorite is the Founder China Broom Shotgun, which one can imagine is good for sweeping through a room.
Check out the full list here:
Tin Soldier (10 points) – Completed the game on Easy difficulty or above.
Saw the Elephant (25 points) – Completed the game on Normal difficulty or above.
Stone Cold Pinkerton (50 points) – Completed the game on Hard difficulty or above.
Auld Lang Syne (75 points) – Completed the game on 1999 mode.
Should Auld Acquaintance… (10 points) – Unlocked 1999 mode.
Industrial Accident (5 points) – Killed 20 enemies with a Sky-Hook Execution.
Aerial Assassin (5 points) – Killed 20 enemies with a Sky-Line Strike.
A Real Pistol (5 points) – Killed 25 enemies with the Broadsider Pistol.
Passionately Reciprocated (5 points) – Killed 150 enemies with the Founder Triple R Machine Gun or Vox Repeater.
Street Sweeper (5 points) – Killed 50 enemies with the Founder China Broom Shotgun or Vox Heater.
Big Game Hunter (5 points) – Killed 100 enemies with the Founder Huntsman Carbine or Vox Burstgun.
Loose Cannon (5 points) – Killed 25 enemies with the Paddywhacker Hand Cannon.
On a Clear Day… (5 points) – Killed 30 enemies with the Bird’s Eye Sniper Rifle.
Here Little Piggy (5 points) – Killed 30 enemies with the Founder Pig Volley Gun or Vox Hail Fire.
Master of Pyrotechnics (5 points) – Killed 20 enemies with the Barnstormer RPG.
Seasoned to Taste (5 points) – Killed 30 enemies with the Peppermill Crank Gun.
Well Rounded (10 points) – Used all 8 Vigors against enemies.
Vigorous Opposition (50 points) – Killed 75 enemies either with a Vigor or while the enemy is under the effects of a Vigor.
More for Your Money (25 points) – Lured 3 enemies into a single Vigor trap 5 times.
Combination Shock (50 points) – Performed all 8 of the Vigor combinations.
Mind Over Matter (10 points) – Killed 20 enemies using Possessed machines.
Tear ‘em a New One (25 points) – Opened 30 Tears.
Strange Bedfellows (10 points) – Killed 20 enemies using allies brought in through a Tear.
On the Fly (10 points) – Killed 30 enemies while riding a Sky-Line.
Bolt From the Blue (25 points) – Killed 5 enemies with a headshot while riding a Sky-Line.
Hazard Pay (25 points) – Killed 10 enemies by utilizing environmental hazards.
Bon Voyage (25 points) – Killed 20 enemies by knocking them off Columbia.
Skeet Shoot (25 points) – Killed 5 enemies while they are falling.
Lost Weekend (10 points) – Killed 5 enemies while you are drunk.
David & Goliath (10 points) – Killed 20 “Heavy Hitter” enemies.
Heartbreaker (50 points) – Killed a Handyman by only shooting his heart.
Dress for Success (5 points) – Equipped a piece of Gear in all four slots.
Kitted Out (10 points) – Fully upgraded one weapon and one Vigor.
Raising the Bar (10 points) – Upgraded one attribute (Health, Shield, or Salts) to its maximum level.
Infused with Greatness (25 points) – Collected every Infusion upgrade in a single game.
Sightseer (50 points) – Used all telescopes and Kinetoscopes in the game.
The Roguish Type (25 points) – Used Elizabeth to pick 30 locks.
Eavesdropper (50 points) – Collected every Voxophone.
Grand Largesse (10 points) – Spent $10,000 at the vending machines of Columbia.
Coins in the Cushion (10 points) – Looted 200 containers.
Scavenger Hunt (75 points) – Completed the game in 1999 mode without purchasing anything from a Dollar Bill vending machine.
There is one detail revealed by the achievements that is interesting take note of, namely the fact there are 8 vigors found throughout the game. In BioShock Infinite, vigors function much like the plasmids did in the first BioShock, allowing the player to wield various supernatural forces. The one that Irrational seems to be showing off the most is the ‘Murder of Crows’ vigor, which allows the protagonist, Booker DeWitt, to unleash a ravenous group of crows on his enemies.
An additional achievement also reveals that the vigors can be combined, but how exactly is a mystery to us. It could be as simple as using two in quick succession, or as complex as setting that murder of crows on fire.
There are also two achievements tailor-made for the most masochistic BioShock players out there, as they center on the game’s 1999 mode. For those that might not know, Infinite‘s 1999 mode is a higher level of difficulty whereby decisions like weapon upgrades and character customization options are permanent.
This isn’t just a ‘hard’ mode where the difficulty sliders have been turned way up, but is actually a more challenging way to approach the entire game. Essentially, players will have to make decisions â€“ in battle and when upgrading â€“ that put survival over everything else. It sounds intriguing, and if you want that 1000 Gamerscore or the Platinum Trophy you’re going to have to brave the 1999 mode.
What do you think of the achievements for BioShock Infinite? Which can you see yourself pursuing?
BioShock Infinite releases March 26, 2013 for the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC.
Source: Xbox 360 Achievements
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