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Achievement Guide by JPaterson

Version: 1.3 | Updated: 06/20/2009

ORIGINAL FAQ DATE: June 13th, 2009
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                          [ Achievement Guide ]

Author        : JPaterson
Platform      : Microsoft Xbox 360
Last Updated  : Saturday, June 20th, 2009
Version       : 1.3
E-Mail        : == See "[A] Contact Information" ==
GameFAQs CRP  : http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/recognition/8939.html
Website       : http://www.freewebs.com/jpaterson



Jun. 20th, 2009 (v1.3)
- Very minor update; ran spellcheck.  Guide is essentially finished aside from
  player submitted information.

Jun. 17th, 2009 (v1.2)
- Minor update; couple corrections, new tips, added new section with links
  to various online maps of the game world.  Ran spellcheck, updated contact
  info for myself.

Jun. 16th, 2009 (v1.1)
  Received a TON of tips for various achievements.  Thanks everyone for your
  submissions!  For those who submitted the same tip for the same achievement,
  I have given credit to the person whose e-mail arrived first.  Don't take it
  as anything malicious. :)

Jun. 13th, 2009 (v1.0)
  Created and submitted to GameFAQs.  Pretty simple and straightforward guide.
  Feel free to send suggestions on how to accomplish various achievements.
  Aside from future user submitted tips, this guide is finished.

Table of Contents

[1] Introduction
[2] Achievements
    [2.1] General Tips
[3] Interactive Map

[A] Contact Information
[B] Webmaster Information
[C] Where This FAQ May Be Found
[D] Other FAQs Written
[E] Prototype Copyright Information


| [1] Introduction                                                            |

Prototype, by Radical Entertainment and published by Activision, is a free-
roaming game which take places in modern day New York City.

The city has come under attack of an infectious disease, which turns everyone
it comes into contact with into Infected, mutants who resemble humans but are
very violent and otherwise have no resemblance to humanity.  The U.S.
government military, and special forces unit, Blackwatch, is ordered to secure
the city by any means necessary.

You play Alex Mercer, an ordinary man given extraordinary powers by the
aforementioned group.  Able to consume those around him and take on their
traits, Alex also has the ability to use various mutations to aid him, from
huge claws capable of disembowelment to a chain capable of ripping anything
around them in a 360 degree arc.

This guide is pretty much for informational purposes only, and will list all
the achievements available, their worth, and tips on how to do them.  Please
send in any tips you have, as a guide like this basically thrives on user


| [2] Achievements                                                            |

Achievements are listed alphabetically with the following format:

Name | Points
Tips: Tip info

Standard Achievements

Au | 40
Achieve a rating of Gold or better in all events.
Tips: No tips really, just manage a gold medal in every event throughout the
Brain Trust | 20
Complete all Consume events.
Tips: No tips again, just complete all consume events throughout the game.

Cleanup | 10
Kill 15 characters with a single Whipfist attack.
Tips: Any area that has a high contingency of people makes this achievement
      mundane.  Citizens or military both work.
Endless Hunger | 10
Consume 200 characters to boost your health.
Tips: No hidden timers or anything here, just consume a total of 200 people,
      citizens or military.
Evolutionary Step | 10
Use the Upgrade Menu to acquire an upgrade.
Tips: Simple!

Gunning | 10
Destroy 20 helicopters in a single helicopter fight.
Tip1: There's an event called Friendly Fire.  This event has you in a
      helicopter taking out other helicopters, this was the easiest method to
      getting that achievement as you have unlimited ammo.  All it requires is
      for you to react quickly whenever there's a helicopter inbound.
      (Submitted by Stoaty Fox)
Tip2: I did this on normal difficulty, as soon as the helicopter became
      available. Just get into a helicopter whilst disguised, and go around 
      killing helicopters one or two at a time. This can be pretty easy, as
      when there's just one helicopter in the air at a time, your cover
      won't be blown when you destroy them.
      (Submitted by Un4Giverq)
Tip3: I found a spot above Central Park where other helicopters spawn, and it
      only takes about one tracking missile to take down a helicopter. So
      just go above Central Park and shoot them down, wait for them to spawn,
      then shoot them again.      
      (Submitted by Spiffydude89)
Half-Truths | 10
Complete a mission without causing a single military alert.
Tips: Pretty simple.  Don't kill people within eyesight of any military member,
      don't consume within eyesight, don't have your mutations out.  Pretty
      much be a normal Joe.
Hard to Kill | 60
Complete Story Mode in any difficulty without dying.
Tips: This can be pretty difficult.  Obviously playing on Easy will get you
      the best chance.  Save often and be prepared to repeat portions of the
NOTE: If you die during a side mission, such as the kill 600 Infected, etc.,
      this WILL count toward your death counter and will make it impossible
      to get this achievement.  It is recommended to save your game prior to
      each side mission and reload if you die.  To check your deaths, go to:
      Start/Pause > Statistics > General
In Plain Sight | 10
Evade 10 strike teams.
Tips: Don't kill the strike teams, just take off running and jumping to avoid
      them.  Simple!
In the Web | 50
Consume 50 Web Targets.
Tips: Simple again, just consume a total of 50 targets that display the red
      brain icon.
Infiltrator | 20
Infiltrate 10 Military Bases disguised as a Commander.
Tips: You'll easily acquire this during the course of normal play, as
      sneaking into bases is the only way to acquire certain upgrades, by
      consuming marked military personnel.
It's Him! | 10
Patsy 5 military personnel.
Tip1: An easy way to do this is buy the patsy upgrade when available and then
      upgrade it for it to have a greater range.  Then first select a soldier
      then press RB and then press X when close enough.
      (Submitted by Randy T.)

Mankind is Your Mask | 40
Complete 3 missions without causing a single military alert.
Tip1: Pretty simple.  Don't kill people within eyesight of any military member,
      don't consume within eyesight, don't have your mutations out.  Pretty
      much be a normal Joe.
Tip2: I would suggest trying this achievement during the story line when Alex
      is poisoned by the specialist.  For the next few missions you cannot
      use your powers anyways so it's a good time to try for the achievement.
      (Submitted by BxRad)
Misconception | 20
Destroy 25 Infected Water Towers before they hatch.
Tip1: Pretty easy.  Several will be destroyed during the main game as they are
      part of an objective.  Otherwise, just head to any Infected hive and aim
      for the towers.
Tip2: It's easier to find the towers if you look for crows flying around.
      When you have cleared the area of towers the crows fly away.
      (Submitted by ghost0308)
Tip3: The hard part of this achievement is actually finding the water towers,
      however, once you unlock the Infected Vision ability, the Infected Water
      Towers glow orange, making them very easy to find.
      (Submitted by Moruk)
Tip4: This is especially easy to do with a helicopter since it only takes one
      missile to blow up a water tower.
      (Submitted by Josh)
Tip5: A useful way to destroy the water towers is with a fully charged elbow
      drop when hammerfist is equipped. Fully charged, it is a one-shot kill.
      (Submitted by MR)

Nice Guy | 40
Complete the game while consuming 10 Civilians or fewer.
Tips: Easy for most, hard for the evil of us.  Don't consume more Civilians
      then ten.
NOTE: To check your status, go to:
      Start/Pause > Statistics > General and scroll down until you see the
      "Pedestrians Consumed" statistic.
Polymath | 40
Collect all Hint Collectable scattered across New york City.
Tips: Easy, just make sure you find and run through all the purplish bubbles
      throughout the city.
Pt | 60
Achieve a Platinum medal in all events.
Tips: Potentially one of the hardest, you must get a platinum medal in every
      single event.  And some of them are downright annoying.
Repossession | 10
Seize 50 vehicles from enemy hands.
Tips: Another easy one.  Once you earn the ability to hijack vehicles, just
      steal 50 of them.  No time limit, take as long as you want getting those
Return Fire | 10
Catch any object tossed by a Hydra; and throw it back.
Tip1: Not too difficult, just make sure you're facing the Hydra and catch the
      object as it approaches, then immediately toss it back.
Tip2: Might want to mention that Hydras are the giant worms that come out of
      the ground, to clear up any confusion people might have. Lock on to the
      Hydra and wait for it to throw something at you, press B just before it
      hits, and then throw it back. Very easy.
      (Submitted by Moruk)
Revenge Revisited | 60
Complete Story mode on Hard difficulty.
Tips: Do the same thing as easy mode...it's just harder.

Self-Deception | 20
Discover what happened to Alex Mercer through the Web of Intrigue.
Tips: Easy; find and consume every web of intrigue target to uncover the truth
      behind what happened through the Web of Intrigue.
SME | 20
Gain the ability to drive and fly all vehicles.
Tips: Easy; this will be unlocked over the course of the game.

Speed Bumps | 20
Run over 500 characters in a single tank.
Tip1: I find this easiest to get fairly early in the game, as soon as you
      unlock the ability to drive tanks.  That way, the majority of the
      population is still unaffected, so you won't have tons of Infected
      swarming your tank constantly.
Tip2: You may want to suggest driving down sidewalks in untinted (non-red or
      blue) zones.
      (Submitted by Leonon)
Streetwise | 50
Collect all Landmark collectables scattered across New York City.
Tips: Similar to the Hint achievement, find and collect all 200 blue bubbles
      hidden throughout the city.
Surface-to-Air | 10
Shoot down 50 helicopters while driving armor.
Tip1: No time limit or successions required, just shoot down a total of 50
      choppers with the rockets from a tank.
Tip2: Alerting strike teams will help you get more helicopters to come.
      Hijack a tank and destroy everything that sees you except for one
      marine.  Wait for that marine to order a strike team and then destroy
      the helicopters when they come.  Should speed up the process.
      (Submitted by BxRad)
Tip3: You can get this in the kill event with the missile launcher on a
      rooftop where you have to shoot down choppers.  No need for the tank
      and it's way easier.
The Butcher | 30
Kill 50 characters in 5 seconds.
Tip1: I find it easiest to get to a concentrated area of civilians and cars,
      pull out the Whipfist, use it and hit Y to activate the 360 degree arc
      attack.  Bada bing.
Tip2: This can also be done easily towards the beginning of the game when you
      unlock tendril devastator.  Simply go in the center of a busy street and
      unleash it so you hit both sides of the street.
      (Submitted by BxRad)
The Cleaner | 20
Destroy 10 Military Bases or Infected Hives in New York City.
Tip1: With this achievement, you have to destroy an Hive or an Military Base.
      In a Base kill not just everyone inside, you actually have to destroy
      the building too.
      (Submitted by Randy T.)
Tip2: Killing the personnel inside the base doesn't count towards this
      achievement, you have to destroy the building itself. This is most
      easily done by hijacking a Helicopter or Tank, targeting the
      building, and firing away until it's destroyed. It'll net you a nice EP
      bonus as well as reducing Infected in the area (Hives), or
      disabling Strike Teams for a short time (Military).
      (Submitted by Moruk)

The First Thread | 10
Unlock the Web of Intrigue.
Tips: This will be unlocked automatically through the course of the game.

Threat Elevated | 20
Destroy 25 Strike Teams.
Tips: Easy; destroy 25 of the teams that the military calls in as
Trail of Corpses | 30
Kill 53,596 Infected.
Tip1: What really helps to kill a lot of them is to get a tank, and drive 
      into an infected area (not necessarily at a Hive) and start blasting
      away. Another, maybe not so fast method is to consume a lot of npcs 
      and in a heavy crowded area with infected, do some chained
      devastators, the Tendrill works very good with this.
      (Submitted by Randy T.)
Tip2: The fastest method I've found is to play certain Kill Events that
      require you to kill Infected. My favorite is one of the later
      ones called Rolling Thunder, in which you pilot a Thermobaric Tank.
      I've gotten 1100 points in one go, where each infected civilian is worth
      one point. Just roll on through and fire at the crowds and you'll add at
      LEAST 400 to your infected kill count before time runs out. Simply rinse
      and repeat. Not only do you have infinite ammo for this Event, but
      infected mobs spawn everywhere.
      (Submitted by Raptor Jesus)
Unnatural Selection | 40
Acquire all available upgrades.
Tips: Easy to do, just takes time to acquire the EP (Evolution Points)
      necessary to purchase every single upgrade.
Web of Knowledge | 60
Acquire all nodes of the Web of Intrigue.
Tips: Find and consume everyone, enter all military bases, play through the
      game, and this will eventually unlock.
Wrecking Yard | 20
Destroy 2,000 vehicles.
Tip1: Again easy and again time consuming.  You can destroy any vehicle, be it
      civilian or military.
Tip2: If you hijack a tank and just drive over the cars it counts as a kill.
      (Submitted by ghost0308)
Secret Achievements

The following secret achievements are automatically unlocked over the course of
the game, and therefore do not need any tips.  These are also spoilers; stop
reading if you wish to uncover them for yourself.

Children of Blacklight | 20
You've completed the Supreme Hunter Boss Battle.

Crossing the T | 10
You've completed the Hunter Boss Encounter.

Errand Boy | 10
You've completed the Specialist Boss Fight.

Hope | 20
You've discovered the truth behind Hope, Idaho.

On Instinct | 20
You've completed the Mother Boss Battle.

One Thousand Sins | 40
You've completed the Supreme Hybrid Boss Battle.

Origin | 20
You've discovered the history of Elizabeth Greene.

| [2.1] General Tips                                                          |

As a general tip, the Whipfist's ranged-grab makes jacking helicopters so much
easier, which helps for a couple of achievements.
(Submitted by Nahxela)


| [3] Interactive Map                                                         |

The following website has an interactive map of Prototype that shows locations
of all hint collectables, landmark collectables, wars, events, hives and more.
This link was sent in by LittleWeapon17.


The following link is to a giant picture that shows off event locations,
collectables, etc.  Similar to the above link, except the image is static.
This link was sent by Grey Delta.



| [A] Contact Information                                                     |

Before contacting me, please, make sure you have:

- Gone over the entire document looking for what you needed

Note that I cannot and will not help with any problem related to technical
support.  If you can't get the game to run, or if you have problems, direct any
questions to the developer or publisher.  E-mail one of them yourself directly;
don't expect me to forward your e-mail along or compose an e-mail for you.  Do
not ask for CD keys, or where you can find CD keys, or anything else related to

Last, but not least, ensure whatever question you want to ask is asked in the
e-mail.  Don't give me any nonsense such as "Hey, I've got a question, can you
email me at blah@blah.com?"  They will be promptly deleted.

Now, if you have a question, comment, correction, addition or suggestion,
please send e-mail to:

                    jpaterson000 [at] gmail [dot] com

All e-mails will be put into a "Guides" folder, so your message will be
guaranteed to have a response, but I can't tell you when.  I do try to check
every few hours, though.


| [B] Webmaster Information                                                   |

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If you want to use one of my guides _IN_ a guide of yours, like an item guide
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| [C] Where This FAQ May Be Found                                             |

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All other websites have permission to use this document, but they may be out of
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| [D] Other FAQs Written                                                      |

This section may not always be up-to-date, as I'm not going to update every
single one of my FAQs after making a new one.


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Clock Tower 3                            ||  File List
Condemned: Criminal Origins              ||  Backstory Guide
Dead Rising                              ||  Strategy Guide/FAQ
Deus Ex: Invisible War                   ||  Walkthrough/FAQ
ESPN NFL 2K5                             ||  Milestones/Crib Unlockables
ESPN NFL 2K5                             ||  Strategy Guide/FAQ
ESPN NHL 2K5                             ||  Challenges & Unlockables
Grand Theft Auto III                     ||  Walkthrough/FAQ
Grand Theft Auto III                     ||  Song Guide
James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing    ||  Walkthrough/FAQ
Madden NFL 2004                          ||  Challenge Checklist
MVP Baseball 2004                        ||  Strategy Guide/FAQ
MVP Baseball 2004                        ||  Unlockables Guide
Nocturne                                 ||  Walkthrough/FAQ
Prototype                                ||  Achievement Guide
Red Faction                              ||  Walkthrough/FAQ
RoadKill                                 ||  Walkthrough/FAQ
RoadKill                                 ||  Song Guide
Serious Sam                              ||  Walkthrough/FAQ
SimCity 4: Rush Hour                     ||  Object Guide
Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow          ||  Demo Walkthrough
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic   ||  Walkthrough/FAQ
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic   ||  Item List
The Movies: Stunts & Effects             ||  Strategy Guide/FAQ
The Sims 3                               ||  Strategy Guide/FAQ
The Sims 2                               ||  Strategy Guide/FAQ
The Sims (PC)                            ||  Item List
The Sims (CONSOLE)                       ||  Item List
The Sims: House Party                    ||  Strategy Guide/FAQ
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2X                ||  Song Guide
Tropico                                  ||  Walkthrough/FAQ
Unreal Tournament                        ||  Walkthrough/FAQ
WWE RAW 2                                ||  Move List/FAQ

Total FAQs: 33


| [E] Prototype Copyright Information                                         |

Prototype game developed by Radical Entertainment and published by Activision.
Copyright 2009 Activision.  All rights reserved.


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End of Prototype Achievement Guide.

This document copyright 2009.  All rights reserved.

The author of this FAQ is in no way affiliated with Radical Entertainment,
Activision, or any member of the development team.

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