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Achievement Guide by thespecialc

Version: 2.0 | Updated: 01/07/08

Achievement Guide

Table of Contents

1. Things to Remember
2. Play through Achievements
3. Track Achievements
4. Weapon Upgrade Achievements
5. Research Achievements
6. Hacking Achievements
7. Inventing Achievements
8. Little Sister Achievements
9. Cohen Achievements
10. Other Achievements
	a. Tonic Collector
	b. Historian
	c. Seriously Good at This
	d. Lucky Winner
	e. Toaster in the Tub
        f. Brass Balls
11. Acknowledgements and Contact Information

1. Things to Remember

There are a few things that you can do that will prevent you from obtaining 
all of the achievements in one play through.  Make sure to keep the following 
things in mind as you play the game if you intend to get all of the 
achievements without playing the game twice. I will reiterate these points in 
the appropriate section in the guide.  

-Play the game on hard.
-Turn off Vita-Chambers
-Do NOT shoot Cohen at the end of Fort Frolic. This will prevent you from 
getting two achievements. 
-Do not harvest any little sisters.
-There are certain Audio Libraries that you only have one chance to get. 
Specifically, make sure you get the first two audio diaries before you use 
the bulkhead to the medical pavilion and make sure to get the 3 in the 
control room.
-Be wary of buying the Health and Eve upgrades at gatherers garden. If you 
purchase them all you may not have enough Adam to get all the Tonics for the 
Tonic Achievement. I was able to upgrade my health and eve twice and still 
get all the tonics. 

2. Play through Achievements
- Welcome to Rapture; Secrets

There are many achievements that you will get as you go through the game. 
Most of these achievements are secret. You will get all but two of the secret 
achievements simply by beating the game. The names of some of these 
achievements are spoilers (one very much so) so I won't list the names.  

3. Track Achievements
-Bought One Slot; Maxed one Track; Maxed all Tracks

These are very self explanatory. You will want to max out all of your tonic 
slots anyway and should have plenty of Adam to do so.  Plasmid and Tonic 
slots should be the first things you buy anyway because you often pick up 
tonics and have way more than your slots will allow. 

4. Weapon Upgrade Achievements
-Upgraded a Weapon; One Fully Upgraded Weapon; Two Fully Upgraded Weapons; 
Three Fully Upgraded Weapons; Four Fully Upgraded Weapons; Five Fully 
Upgraded Weapons; Weapon Specialist

You will need to find all 12 Power to the People Stations to collect all of 
these achievements. Shadowsdieaway has an excellent FAQ on gamefaqs with the 
locations of all the machines. 

Remember to get Weapon Specialist you MUST NOT attack Cohen at the end of 
Fort Frolic

5. Research Achievements
-  Fully Researched Thug Splicer; Fully Researched Gun Splicer; Fully 
Researched Houdini Splicer; Fully Researched Spider Splicer; Fully Researched 
Nitro Splicer; Fully Researched Rosie; Fully Researched Bouncer; Fully 
Researched Little Sister

Each subject in the game has 5 research levels. When you take a photo the 
research bar will increase. When it is full you will gain a new bonus or a 
new tonic. You will have fully researched something when you have obtained 
all 5 research levels

-Researched a Splicer

This is unlocked with your first picture of a splicer.

-Quality Research Photo

This is unlocked when you take your first A grade photograph. The first photo 
you take in the game will be of a spider splicer behind a glass window. Just 
be sure to get it in the center of the frame and you should get an A. If not 
you will have plenty of chances to take photos and will get an A very quickly. 

-Prolific Photographer; Research PhD

For Prolific Photographer you will need a picture of each research subject. 
Other than the ones listed above you will need to take a photo of a Turret, 
Camera, and Security Bot.  To obtain Research PhD you must max out research 
on all subjects including the security devices.

Research Tips:
-Get research done as fast as possible. When you first get the camera take 
pictures like crazy. It's better not to have to worry about it later in the 
game. Enemies get progressively harder as the game goes on so it becomes 
harder to get good pictures. 
-Keep max film on you at all times. You want to get research done early and 
often. Keep stocked up on film until you don't need it anymore. 
-You can take multiple pictures of the same target, the quality will be low 
but film is cheap and plentiful. Snap pictures until it won't let you anymore. 
-For Splicers, the best thing to do is zap them with an electro bolt and then 
snap multiple photos of the incapacitated splicer. 
-Similarly for turrets, cameras, and bots zap them and take rapid fire 
pictures just before you hack it.
-You can take pictures of Little Sisters and Big Daddies before you engage 
them while they are still passive. Be sure to get the sisters while you can. 
You can snap photos of respawned Big Daddies but the sisters will be gone.
-You can also snap photos of the sisters that bring you the gifts. 
-A Few tips from whythecnic:
You can photograph the Little Sisters in the proving grounds that you are
supposed to escort. You can leave and re-enter the level to photograph her
multiple times. Also you can abuse the free respawns of the big daddies
to max out your research early. 

6. Hacking Achievements
-One Successful Hack; Hacked a Security Bot; Hacked a Security Camera; Hacked 
a Turret; Hacked a Vending Machine; Hacked a Safe; Skilled Hacker.

You will quickly rack these achievements up as you will want to be hacking 
everything as you progress through the game. Skilled Hacker is unlocked when 
you hack 50 things. I got this achievement before I was even a quarter the 
way through the game. Just hack everything!

7. Inventing Achievements
-Basic Inventor; Avid Inventor

You get these achievements by inventing items with the U-Invent machines 
scattered throughout Rapture. Basic Inventor is awarded with your first 
invention and Avid Inventor is unlocked after inventing 100 items. Don't 
worry about this achievement as you play the game, only invent the items that 
you need. Once you are near the very end if you haven't unlocked this yet go 
ahead and invent a bunch of useless stuff that you have plenty of parts for. 
When I did this I had plenty of parts accumulated to do this.  

-Ammo Inventor

The description says successfully invent each of the ammo types. I'm pretty 
sure that not all ammo types are inventible. I assume you just have to invent 
one of each of the inventible types. Just keep track of what you have already 

Update: I got a very helpful e-mail on this from vonpoon:

"Regarding the Ammo Inventor achievement, I'm on my second play-through
now, and I'm 90% certain that you can only invent one type of ammo for
each weapon.  This list might be useful to include in your guide:

Pistol - Antipersonnel Pistol Rounds
Shotgun - Exploding Buck
Machine Gun - Armor-Piercing Auto Rounds
Grenade Launcher - Heat-Seeking RPG
Chemical Thrower - Electric Gel
Crossbow - Trap Bolt

Unlike vending machines (Circus of Value, El Ammo Bandito) or
Gatherer's Gardens, the inventables at any U-Invent seem to be bound
to what weapons you currently have.  I tested this in Fort Frolic,
before and after you get the crossbow.  Once you get toward the end of
the game, getting the Ammo Inventor achievement is as easy as walking
up to a U-Invent and inventing one unit of each type of ammo.  That
worked for me, anyway."

8. Little Sister Achievements
-Dealt with Every Little Sister.

This is unlocked as soon as you have harvested or rescued every little sister. 
If you're going for achievements you obviously want to save them all for the 
Little Sister Savior achievement.

-Little Sister Savior

This achievement is unlocked at the end of the game if you have rescued all 
of the little sisters. (Update: Floodclaw has pointed out to me that you don't
have to rescue all the little sisters, just not harvest any.) 

9. Cohen Achievements
-Found Cohen's Room (Secret)

To get this achievement you must NOT attack Cohen at the end of Fort Frolic. 
Later on in the game when you get to the Mercury Suites in Olympus Heights 
Cohen's Apartment will be accessible to you. Shoot the dancers in his 
apartment and he will get rather upset with you and come out of his room. Now 
you can kill him! After dealing with Cohen his room will be open to you and 
you will get the achievement as you enter his room.

-Irony (Secret)
After Killing Cohen take a picture of his body. You can do this after you 
kill him in his apartment or if you killed him at the end of Fort Frolic. 

10. Other Achievements
a. Tonic Collector

There are 53 tonics in the game and you must collect them all to get this 
achievement. Tonics are picked up, purchased, or invented.  In order to 
purchase all of the tonics you will probably have to sacrifice purchasing a 
few things so you have enough Adam. I was able to purchase everything but 
Cyclone Trap 1,2; Security Bull's-eye; and Winter Blast 1 and 2 and 2 Eve 
upgrades and 2 Health upgrades and still have enough Adam to buy all the 
tonics and slots.  I'm not suggesting that you skip the specific ones that I 
listed, you should enjoy the game and play it in your own style but it does 
give you some idea on how much Adam you should conserve.

Powerless has an excellent FAQ on gamefaqs that lists the locations of all 
the tonics.
b. Historian

You must collect every audio diary in the game to unlock this achievement. 
There are certain Audio Libraries that you only have one chance to get. 
Specifically, make sure you get the first two audio diaries before you use 
the bulkhead to the medical pavilion and make sure to get the 3 in the 
control room.

Shadowsdieaway has an excellent FAQ on gamefaqs with the locations of all the 

c. Seriously Good at This

Beat the game on hard difficulty.

d. Lucky Winner

Hit the jackpot on a slot machine. These are found in various places in Fort 
Frolic. Go to a slot machine with a full wallet and save the game. Just keep 
pumping your money into it and loading the game when you run out. When you 
finally hit the jackpot you can load your game so you haven't wasted any 

e. Toaster in the Tub

Simply use electro bolt on an enemy in the water. You will be instructed to 
do this by Atlas near the beginning of the game.

f. Brass Balls

Beat the game on hard with Vita-Chambers turned off. (Credit to 
Prof Bad Touch to getting this info to me first.)

11. Acknowledgements and Contact Information

Thanks to Bioshock for creating an amazing game and blockbuster for having no 
late fees so I could complete it. 

Thanks to shadowsdieaway and Powerless for their very helpful FAQs and the 
permission to link them in my guide.

Thanks to vonpoon, whythecnic, Prof Bad Touch and Floodclaw for the 
tips and info. 

This is my first guide so feedback is greatly appreciated. If there is 
something I have missed or information that is wrong please e-mail me at 
TheSpecialC at aol dot com. Also if you see any grammatical or spelling 
errors feel free to inform of those as well. 

This guide is to be hosted on GameFaqs. Please do not steal my work or 
post this FAQ anywhere without my permission. 


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