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Hardcore Mode Walkthrough by castormalin
Version: 1.0 | Updated: 04/13/11
Dead space 2 - Hard to the core achievement guide Hardcore FAQ author : castormalin mail : firstname.lastname@example.org ask for the french translation of that guide +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ About : The hard to the core achievement isn't the most paying achievement with only 50 g. But playing hardcore mode gives the survival aspect of that already fantastic game a much more crucial role. You can not just die and retry, and approaching a moment where you died many times in your previous games is much more stressful. The key of success is to play safely and the best way is to know exactly what it will happen it is why I wrote on paper some comments about all rooms of the game of one playthrough to avoid forgetting any danger for the hard to the core achievement. That guide was then enhanced when I actually played and died many times on hardcore. Thanks again to these crazy sadistic genius guys of Visceral game. Hope this guide will help, good luck and enjoy. Saves : I read many things about how to spend your saves. It depends of what you are comfortable with or where you know you might die. I spent my saves at the beginning of chapter 6, before a difficult fight. My second was at chapter 9, before another difficult fight. Actually, I wanted to have a save here. I was stucked with a fight after solar array. What I did is to save there and learn how to play from chapter 7 to chapter 9 then play with my first save again. Never overwrite a save you like... My third save was at chapter 13, at the beginning just before the elevator leading to the first fight. I would like to save before the eye poke machine, I reached end of chap 14 once with a save that began at chapter 10 for some training purpose but for my official save, I just had to go. My advices : Read : Read many guides. It will give you other points of view, it will help you choosing weapon or save structure... Be careful even with easy rooms : for instance with pregnants. In an easy room (Chapter 8, room 5), I once shot the belly, stased the swarmers, ran to stomp them. However, I was grabbed by some swarmers and as the pregnant wasn't dead enough, she killed me. I was too confident being full health. Epic fail !!! Once, I was killed in chapter 9, room 2, stucked between the shoots of 2 lurkers. Another epic fail !!! For the windows that can be decompressed : aim above the button, wait that the sight is over the button, then shoot. Supply shouldn't be the problem. At the end of the game, I had more than 80k credits. I could exchange all my medium medpacks with big ones. Weapon : I used only plasma cutter from the beginning to the chapter 10. I bought force gun as backup but I really began using it at chapter 12 for the drill ride. In his guide, Daniel Bradburry has pointed out how good the ripper is. I think he's right ripper is very fast. But for the fight versus Nicole, the force gun seems better for me. I wonder if a good choice wouldn't be to buy many weapon as the found ammo can be used and wouldn't be sold mid-price. Actually, I didn't try but for some room, I wished I had a ripper or a detonator. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ You can easily reach chapter xx by searching [CHxx] : Chapter 0 ....................... [CH0] Chapter 1 ....................... [CH1] Chapter 2 ....................... [CH2] Chapter 3 ....................... [CH3] Chapter 4 ....................... [CH4] Chapter 5 ....................... [CH5] Chapter 6 ....................... [CH6] Chapter 7 ....................... [CH7] Chapter 8 ....................... [CH8] Chapter 9 ....................... [CH9] Chapter 10 ...................... [CH10] Chapter 11 ...................... [CH11] Chapter 12 ...................... [CH12] Chapter 13 ...................... [CH13] Chapter 14 ...................... [CH14] Chapter 15 ...................... [CH15] +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ [CH0] Chapter 0: +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Just run, you should know the way. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ [CH1]Chapter 1 : +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ All this chapter can be done without healing. Just before the boss, health comes with the brand new suit. After defeating the first boss don't heal yourself or reload your weapon. - Room 1 : OK - Room 2 : OK - Room 3 : OK - Room 4 : OK - Room where there is the first medpack - Room 5 : OK - Room 6 : OK - Room 7 : OK - Room 8 : Where you get the telekinesis module 2 slashers to impale just after breaking the window. - Room 9 : The amphitheater Come with something to impale to be safer. Go right after you enter the room. There are 3 slashers. You'll have to TK a claw if you miss a shoot. - Room 10 : Where Isaak gets the laser cutter Come with something to impale. A second slasher will enter the surgery room after you kill the first one. TK the claws of the first one to defeat his friend. - Room 11 : 3 necros +++++++++++++++++ + + 5 ++++ ++++++++++ + + + 3 + ++++ + + + ++++++++ + + 4 + + 2 + ++ +++++++++++ 1 You arrive from 1, near 3, some smoke and 3 slashers appear : two from 5 and one from 4. Spot 3 is better than 2 as the necros will arrive in front of you. Be careful with ammo if you have to reload while being attacked. - Room 12 : OK - Room 13 : The room with the alarm 5 - 6 necros Don't forget to go and take the ammo (and the log) in the small room up there. - Room 14 : OK - Room 15 : Where you get the stasis module The necro is pretty fast. You have to stase and shoot. Be careful, it can be useful to stase him and run to the entry of the room to take him down. After the door, a morgue where there are 2 pukers. Don't enter the main room, shoot them from far or let them come. - Elevator - Room 16 : OK - Room 17 : OK - Room 18 : Be careful, the necro stands up as you approach him. - Room 19 : OK Don't forget to get the power node by using TK. - Room 20 : Boss At the beginning, flee. In general when you run without seeing him, he can't touch you. Use the central pole at the center of the room. If you miss a stase shoot, flee. With some training, you should beat him without being hit. After beating him, don't heal yourself and don't reload your weapon. - Room 21 : OK - Room 22 : OK +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ [CH2]Chapter 2 : +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ - Room 1 : Store + bench Upgrading the rig will heal you and buying CAP of the plasma cutter will give a free reload. I bought 2 hp for the rig for 3 force nodes, one CAP for the plasma cutter and kept a power node for the door thereafter. - Room 2 : The necro on the moving walkway will stand up as soon as you TK the medpack. There is a power node locked door. After that, go back to room 1. I bought a DMG for the plasma cutter. - Room 3 : There's a rod to impale the necro running toward you. - Elevator - Room 4 : A leaper will appear just after the rig communication + + + + + ++++ + + + + + ++++ + + + + + + 1 + + + 2+ You enter the room from 1. I just wait at 2, aiming. As soon as the leaper appears, shoot. - Room 5 : A slasher will appear from the left wall. Take his claw. Go in the room at the left. A puker will crawl from the bathroom. Impale him. Turn bacK. Go to the bathroom aiming at the door of the room, a necro will appear from outside. - Room 6 : The room with the washing machines Many necros, can be dangerous if you have to reload while surrounded. - Room 7 : OK - Room 8 : OK - Elevator - Room 9 : A slasher appears when you approach the door with the bags and suitcases in front of it. - Room 10 : This room can be very dangerous. The slasher on the moving walkway. A leaper comes immediately after. Now some exploders will arrive. I don't know how many of them there are. I stand at the end of the room. 2 will arrive from the beginning of the room. One fall from the ceiling at the middle of the room. Another one from the beginning of the room. One can come near the end of the room. I stay near the end of the room keeping an eye on what can appear behind me. If an exploder appear just in front of you, stase. Keep something in mind, if the necro is close enough to be stased, stase. If not, you can shoot safely. - Room 11 : The train station The necros will appear as soon as you approach the door of the train. You can clean the room before that. There will be an infector. In the train, hack the panel. A necro will come from far, two more by the window. The flying sequence to reach the other part of the train : stay down to avoid the debris. Two necros will appear at the end of the wagon. One is an exploder. It is useful to save some ammo. Be careful, once, a necro has appeared behind me as I was checking the bodies. The upside down sequence. There is some rod to impale. Be careful with the exploder and don't forget the stase to avoid beeing overrun. The brute is easy. Two shoots. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ [CH3]Chapter 3 : +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ - Room 1 : OK - Room 2 : The slasher stands up as you approach. - Room 3 : Run at the end of the room to the left, turn around to kill the pack. - Elevator - Room 4 : OK - Room 5 : There is a window to decompress. Some necro kids just after. - Room 6 : Activate the mecanism in the upper room. Go back to room 6, 3 necros will appear, you can TK the claw of the slasher on the wall. Stay back as an exploder will appear. - Room 7 : Don't forget the little room with the power node. - Room 8 : A necro arises. - Room 9 : Apartments First room, some swarmers. Second room : some swarmers on a slasher. - Room 10 : OK - Room 11 : OK - Room 12 : A necro arises - Elevator - Room 13 : Can be dangerous as there is an exploder and many pukers. ++++++ + + + + ++++++ 2 ++++++ + + + ++ 4 ++ + 3 ++ ++ 5 + + ++++++ ++++++ + + + + + 1 + You come from 1 to get to 5. I kill the infector at 2 and run to 3. The necros will come from the two sides of 4. Be very careful with the exploder. - Room 14 : OK - Room 15 : Don't stop, just run as soon as you enter the room. The shoots will appear behind Isaak. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ [CH4]Chapter 4 : +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Go to the left. Be careful after taking the bonuses, a black slasher falls from the ceiling. Go to the store + bench room. The room where the stairs lead to is dangerous, infectors and many corpses. You can attract them by the stairs. There is a room with a window that you can decompress. Then the QTE where Isaak tries not to put himself a pen in the eye. First stalkers encounter. In the following room, there will be many swarmers and 2 necros rushing. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ [CH5]Chapter 5 : +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ - Room 1 : OK - Room 2 : OK - Room 3 : OK - Room 4 : 1 necro - Room 5 : 6 necros (in front of the final door, the necro stands up). In that room, use stase at will, in the next one, there will be a stase station. - Room 6 : Puzzle of the demo - Room 7 : Store + bench - Room 8 : OK - Room 9 : 2 lurkers on the wall then a slasher rushing. - Room 10 : The church First the tentacle of the tripod. Then run to the beginning of the room to kill the pack. One slasher will rush. I go up with the left stair (left when you are at the beginning of the room). Move carefully. An exploder appears. A necro (can be impaled). Another one will appear behind Isaak. 2 more necros. And some time after, an exploder from the right wall. - Room 11 : As soon as you open the door, stase, this leaper is really fast. - Room 12 : OK Elevator : in the elevator, a ceiling slasher will fall, stase him. - Room 14 : OK - Room 15 : Meeting with Daina QTE Tripod where you have to take down the weak spots. (2 shots per weak spot) Corridor where you have to run and TK a door As soon as you are in space, shoot a red canister. I think that explosion cannot take you down. (I'm not sure but it never killed me even if the canister was very close). +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ My first save is at this chapter, just before the room 5. [CH6]Chapter 6 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ - Room 1 : OK - Room 2 : OK (don't forget the room with some stuff) - Room 3 : OK - Room 4 : OK - Elevator - Room 5 : Very tricky ++++++++++++++++ ++++++ ++++++ + 2 + + ++ ++ + + ++ ++ + + + ++++++ ++++++ + + + + ++++++ 4+++++++ 3 1 ++++++++++++++++++ The entry is at 1. Move carefully toward 2, a pregnant appears. Come back to 3. Another pregnant. Then run to 1. Many leapers will appear. Use stase at will. After that go toward 2, turn around, another pregnant appears. - Room 6 : - Room 7 : Puzzle with the fire A lot of stuff to take. 2 lurkers will appear in the last corridor. Don't forget to bring an electric module. - Room 8 : Change the electric module - Elevator : A puker waits for you in the elevator. - Room 9 : OK - Room 10 : Stalkers There is a stase station : fill your stase before going further. + + + warehouse + 3 +-----+++++++++ + 2 1 + ++++++++++++++++ You come from the stairs at 1, 2 is a safe spot, 3 is no more safe. There, the stalkers won't attack Isaak but are hiding. I play with this place going forward and backward. The stalkers can attack you only if you are in 3. Be careful, if you stase a stalker in 3 then enter the safe spot, the stase effect disappear. You have to shoot being in 3. - Room 11 : OK - Room 12 : Meeting with Ellie A leaper - Room 13 : Cyst. 2 necros + pregnant. 2 other necros. 2 appear behind Isaak as you get near the end of the room. A cyst at the top of the door. - Room 14 : OK - Room 15 : The room with the crawlers - Room 16 : OK - Room 17 : OK - Room 18 : OK - Room 19 : Gymnasium 3 necro kids as soon as you enter the gymnasium A leaper appears when you walk behind the bleachers Stomp the corpses as there will be an infector. After the hack, a lot of necros (pack, crawlers, infector). The stase canister can be useful. - Room 20 : OK - Room 21 : OK - Room 22 : OK - Room 22 : Brute The stase canister in the room can be very useful. - Room 23 : OK - Room 24 : 2 mines to deactivate and then a wall necro. Don't get close. Just stase and shoot. There is no explosive canister here. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Elevator -> dvd 2 [CH7]Chapter 7 : +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ - Room 1 : As soon as you arrive in that room, a leaper and a puker. TK something on the corpse in front of the exit door as there are two swarmers on it. Store + bench - Room 2 : OK - Room 3 : Elevator to repair - Room 2 again : A leaper at the junction, just wait for him as you enter the room. - Elevator : tripod elevator Do as you like. I prefer staying at the center than at the door. - Room 4 : Be careful with the cyst where the bonuses are and the one just above the door. - Room 5 : Fighting the AI - Room 6 : Mines to deactivate - Room 7: Huge room ++++++++++++++++ + + +++++++++ +++++ + 5 3 + + + + + 2 1 + + + + + + + +++++ 4 + + + + + + ++++++++ ++++++ A necro crawls as soon as you enter the room. Use stase at will in that room I stay at 1 aiming the window 2. The mines should activate. A leaper should trigger one mine that should decompress the room. Otherwise, I prefer to shoot the window myself. Run to 3 to take down the crawlers coming from 4 and 5. Go in the little room to activate the elevator and fill your stase. Be careful exiting the room as 3 necros will attack. The first is a leaper, a stase canister should be useful. At the elevator, one more necro Up, be careful as a mine will be activated as you approach the closet. After the closet, a necro will appear from the left panel as you approach it. - Room 8 : 2 stalkers : one rushing, the other crawling. Hack the panel - Room 9 : Right door : Some crawlers Left door : A black slasher will fall from the ceiling as soon as you place an electric module. Once, he felt before, I don't know why, so be careful. Don't forget the peng room. After having activated the 2 rooms, 2 necros will wait for you in the central room. They're pretty dangerous, I always use stase here. After destroying 2 fuses : first necro. After destroying 2 more fuses : a second necro. - Room 10 : Some little necros (the strange ones, divider pieces) Be careful with the cysts near the bonus and near the exit door. - Room 11 : Some necros. Be careful with the leaper appearing behind you as you approach the power node locked door. Power node locked door. - Room 12 : OK (corridor) - Room 13 : Solar array Kill the 3 tentacles necro. A lot of stuff to take in space. Return to room 13 for the flying sequence. Don't forget the way : right, left, left, right, right through the pipe, right (green tube through the piece of garbage), right. - Room 14 : Shop. - Room 15 : The room where you first defeat the brute You must survive until Ellie unlocks the door. Be prepared. You should fear the leapers. After that, you can avoid healing yourself as you will have a brand new suit soon (You must beat chapter 8, room 4 by the way, but it is pretty easy). +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ [CH8] Chapter 8 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ - Room 1 : OK - Room 2 : Shop - Room 3 : OK - Room 4 : Advance a little, shoot the corpse on the left. Run in room 3. Turn around and take down the necros : 5 necros. Be careful, if a necro disapears, for instance, if the door closes, he might appear in your room, at your right. Power node closed door with the vintage suit schematic. - Room 5: + + + + + ++++ + + + + 2 + ++++++++ 1 + + + + + + 4 + + + + 3 + Advance until 1, a pregnant is located at 2, turn around and run to 3. Turn around, a ceiling necro will fall from 4. - Room 6 : OK - Room 7 : OK - Room 8 : OK - Room 9 : OK - Room 10 : +++++2 +++++ +4 + + ++ ++ + + ++3 ++ + + ++++++ + + ++++++ + +5 6 + +++++ 1+++++ You enter at 1, the exit is at 2, the bench at 3. Advance toward 4. When you are between 5 and 4 the machines will turn on. Advance a little more, a black slasher appears from the left panel at 4. Take him down then run to 5, turn around. The necros will arrive from 4 and 6 : 3 more necros. - Room 11 : Zero G Open the door with a propulsor. You have to avoid some mecanical device. RB button can be useful 1 lurker Avoid the beam by using stase. 2 lurkers Mecanical device to avoid with stase 2 lurkers Open the door with a propulsor Sequence with the circles of fire 3 tentacles giant necro. Door to open with a propulsor. - Room 12 : OK - Room 13 : A stalker crawls toward Isaak. - Room 14 : Meeting with Ellie and Stross. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ [CH9]Chapter 9 : +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ - Room 1 : ++++++ 2 + ++ + + ++++ + + ++++ 3 + + + + + +++++ + 1 4+ +++++++++ You come from 1 to get to the elevator located on 2. Go until 3. A leaper appears near 2. Then a necro climb at 4. Then run to 4. Two leapers come from 2 After the little elevator ++++++++ +3 + +++++ +++ + + + +++ + + + +++++ + + + + +++++ + + + + + 1+++++ + + +++ +++ + + At 1 a slasher comes from the wall. Some crawlers appear at 3. - Room 2 : Puker 2 lurkers Store. Take a lot of ammo, it will be useful in room 6. - Room 3 : Stay at the first junction as a divider will attack (I really hate those). - Elevator - Salle 4 : +++++++++ + 2 + + +++ + + + + + + +++ + 3 4 1 +++++++++ You come from 1 Run toward the power node. Be careful, ceiling necro is watching you. He falls from 2, just in front of you. An exploder comes from 3. Be carefull with the window that can be decompressed. Here the time allowed to aim and shoot is very short. I prefer avoiding that. - Room 5 : Deactivate the mines with the crate (the canister will be usefull for the wall necro) to get the bonuses. Wall necro. There is another explosive canister on your left if needed. Take the elevator. A slasher + exploder wait up there. +++++++++++++++++ + 2 + + + + +++ 3 + 1+ + + + ++++ + +++ + + + ++ ++ +++++ You arrive at 1. The slasher + exploder are at 2. Be careful leaving the elevator as a pregnant waits at 3. Stase (here there will be a stase station. So don't hesitate). It is dangerous but you can bring the second explosive canister to take down the pregnant. Another necro. Replace the mecanical parts. Be careful with the necro (a divider part) under the mecanical piece near the shelf. Once the mecanism activated, two black slashers. Don't forget, it is "unlimited" stase here. - Transport : Meeting with Ellie et Stross Here is my second save, just before that room : - Room 6 Very difficult. Cyst Stalkers. The stase canister are very usefull exploder At the end stase the wall necro and blast him with the explosive canister just at your left. After defeating the wall necro don't forget the little "room" just behind him. - Room 7 : Cysts 2 on the floor, 1 at the left, 1 on the ceiling, necro, cyst at the right. Store. - Room 8 : the nest Put two explosive canister on the elevator. You can bring up to two canisters. Unfortunately, if you have more, they just disappear. Destroy the first piece of garbage. Down, there are 2 explosive canister dispenser. Put 4 canister at the center of the room. Take the bonuses. Breathe. Begin to TK the canister at the piece of garbage. A tripod appears, stase and finish destroying the piece of garbage. Canisters should be available as soon as you need them. The garbage piece will release a ruby semiconductor. Flee to the transport. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ [CH10]Chapter 10 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Welcome back on the ISS Ishimura. - Room 1 : OK - Room 2 : OK Cargo lift - Room 3 : OK Door with the crates : go to the bathroom to take some stuff. - Room 4 : OK Diagnose the ship. - Room 5 : OK Elevator - Room 6 : OK - Room 7 : OK - Room 8 : OK - Room 9 : OK - Room 10 : OK - Room 11 : OK Go left as you enter the room to take some stuff. - Room 12 : OK - Room 13 : The corridor As soon as you see the crates, TK to make the brute appear. Shoot. When he rushes, stase and shoot. After that, advance. After you see the stase canister, don't TK it immediately. He might want to shoot balls at you. When he rushes, shoot the stase canister. As soon as Ellie warn you, turn around to take down the necros run toward what last of them, turn around some necros. - Room 14 : Store. - Elevator - Room 15 : OK - Room 16 decontamination OK (for now) bench - Room 17 : Enter and return room 16 to attract the crawling stalker. The left puker may enter too. I prefer going left first. There should be a black slasher and a mother. At the end of the corridor turn around, some other necros will arrive. Here I don't know exactly how many there are. Just be very careful. Necros will appear behind as you advance toward the centrifugator room. - Room 18 : Repair the centrifugator. - Back to room 17 : OK - Back to room 16 : pack 2 black slashers 2 black pukers The black slasher in front of the door will stand up as you approach. Elevator : OK - back Room 14 : OK - Train station : 2 black slashers appear from the waiting place, one has swarmers on him. One regular slasher then coming from right. Sometimes, the swarmers in the wagon will follow. The waiting place is the most safe. - Train to the medical deck - Train station : OK - Room 15 : Near the stase canister, 1 lurker 1 black slasher another necro 1 puker - Room 16 : Where you fight the first regenerator in DS 1 Use stase at will here. 1 black slasher 1 exploder 1 black slasher 1 exploder Hack the panel Black slasher, black puker, slasher, exploder. - Room 17 : OK - Room 18 : OK - Elevator : OK - Room 19 : OK - Room 20 I really hate that room TK to cross lurker TK to cross Black leaper. He should appear from a panel. But once, he appeared behind me. take the elevator : 2 black leapers Go to the stase station, take the ammo in the little room. Breathe Remove the electrical module then advance. Many black necros. Very dangerous. As soon as I hear them, I turn around and run in front of the door where I just took the supply. Power node locked door. - Room 21 : OK - Room 22 : OK - Room 23 : OK Store - Room 24 : OK - Room 25 : Train station - zero G The first lurker can be killed easily. For the 3 next, it is difficult in zero G. I prefer to rush at the station, at the door, the waiting place is dangerous too as the lurkers can broke the glass. - Room 26 : OK - ROom 27 : As you enter, a black leaper Swarmers I stay by the door between room 26 and room 27 to fight tke first necros. Black stalker Black puker Black stalker Black puker Now near the end of the room Black puker Black stalker - Elevator : OK - Room 28 : OK - Room 29 : Activate the gravity. - Back to room 28 : Escape pod +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ [CH11]Chapter 11 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ - Room 1 : OK Bench - Room 2 : OK TK the ammo - Room 3 As soon that I enter I run to the end of the room at the left, turn around. There is no time since the necro attack. 5 black stalker (I think) and some crawlers. - Room 4 : OK Hack - Room 5 Cyst in the small room Cyst at the middle Cyst up at the right Cyst near the power node. - Room 6 : Cyst Store - Room 7 : There is a black slasher far. If he didn't see you, shoot at him and wait for him as you might attract the second black slasher falling from the ceiling. I don't have too much advices here as there are many necros (a lot of lurkers) coming from everywhere. Electric device to change. Some necros. Go to the shop. - Room 8 : Stross cutscene Remember, you owe Ellie an eye !!! - Room 9 : A tentacle will send you in space 3 tentacle giant necro laser puzzle 3 cysts in the corridor - Room 10 : Cysts - Room 11 : OK - Room 12 : 2 lurkers in front of you down, TK an explosive canister and shoot. Do it fast as a black slasher is running toward you coming from left. Black puker Black slasher Turn around, black slasher Turn around again, black slasher Black puker Black slasher Turn around, black slasher. - Room 13 Power node locked door with the advanced suit schematic. Mines to deactivate. - Room 14 : 3 cysts at the ceiling or up. Hack the panel QTE where you kill Stross - Back to room 7 : sometimes 1 lurker, maybe more Go to shop. - Room 15 : OK - Room 16 : Black slasher TK ammo elevator : many waves of necros (10 or 12) - Room 17 : Cutscene Nicole QTE bench + shop. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ [CH12]Chapter 12 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 2 black slashers as you go over the drill for the electrical device 1 black puker as you come back When dhe drill is repaired, after the hack, I wait on the path to the chapter 11 : the 3 slashers won't appear and you will have no problem taking out the pack. I wait for the pack as there is one item per shoot. I did the drill ride with force gun and plasma cutter. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ [CH13]Chapter 13 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ - Room 1 : OK cutscenes Store - Elevator : OK - Room 2 : Many necros of all kind. Go to the store after that. Hack the panel - Room 3 : Stay at the right. - Room 4 : OK - Room 5 : OK - Room 6 : OK - Room 7 : OK Disable the power. - Back to room 6 : OK - Room 8 : Attract the infector and the two black slashers in the room 6 before entering in room 8. TK the stase canister on the puker. Exploder. Swarmers on the ground - Room 9 : OK - Room 10 : OK TK corpse - Room 11 : OK At the end. Stay right, where the ammo are. A slasher, then a puker. - Room 12 : Stase to the right as you enter the room to take out the infector. Many necros. I prefer staying at the left as I enter the room. You can keep a stase canister for the following room. - Room 13 : Power node locked room A divider when you exit the power node locked room. I don't know if he appears if you don't enter the room. Bench - Room 14 : Stalkers and pukers. - Room 15 : A cyst down the ammo box. - Room 16 : The laser room Attract the crawler. Headshoot or TK him. Attract the crawling puker and tk the crawler on him. Some crawlers. In the second room. Go at the end of the room and turn around. A ceiling black slasher. Two crawling slasher then. In the third room, some crawlers will appear. In the fourth, advance while killing the two slashers. Then turn, a crawling slasher. Elevator. At the other side after TK some platform, go left for the supply. A ceiling slasher, then a black slasher. - Room 17 : OK - Room 18 : OK - Room 19 : OK Run to the door. You will have to stase some crawlers and exploder. - Room 20 : Equip force gun. At the middle of the corridor turn around, you might have been followed. Down, black puker, slasher. Turn around a slasher. - Room 21 : Run to the door. You probably will use the stase canister on your way. - Room 22 : Again go to the middle of the corridor and turn around to take out the necros that might have followed. - Room 23 : The brute appears when you approach the hacking panel. He is very easy thanks to the stase canister. - Room 24 : OK - Room 25 : OK - Room 26 : OK - Room 27 : OK Store + bench - Room 28 : OK Marker cutscene - Room 29 : Eye poke machine +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ [CH14]Chapter 14 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ - Room 1 : Regenerator hack - Room 2 : OK - Room 3 : OK - Room 4 : explosive canister the first puker TK corpse on the door explosive canister the regenerator Run to the door Room 5 : OK Room 6 : Puker - Room 7 : 5 + + + + ++++ + + 4 + + +++ +++++ +++ + ++ 3 + + 2+++++ + + ++++++ + + +++++ + + + + ++++++++ + + + 1+ You enter at 1. There is some stuff with a power node at 2. Have the force gun equipped Blind shoot at to take down the swarmers at 3. The shoot might destroy the stase canister that will slow down the black slasher. Otherwise, destroy it. TK and shoot the stase canister at 4. Force gun and stase while waiting for the elevator at 5. I did it fleeing, but after having done it again (with a better, the best weapon of the game), I can tell the room is safe after killing all the necros, but cleaning the room can be tricky. - Room 8 : Be fast as necros might appear in the room. TK the panel and destroy the fuse. As soon as the door is opened, force gun and stase. Run to the door. The regenerator appears in that room. Force gun and stase if needed. - Room 9 : zero G 2 mechanical devices to avoid Beams to avoid while being shooting at by a 3 tentacle giant necro. I kill him after the second beam. - Room 10 : OK - Room 11 : OK Power node locked door with at least 2 power nodes and a big medpack. - Room 12 : OK - Room 13 : OK Bench + store (the last one) +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ [CH15]Chapter 15 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Room 1 : OK Room 2 : 2 black leapers as soon as you exit. Fight them near the door. Go for the last time to the store. Run to the left You enter at 1 to get to 2. The regenerator is at 3. While running from 3 to 2 you can take some pukers shoot in the back. +++++++++ + 3 + + +++ + + +++ + + +++ + + +++ + + +++ + 1 +++ + + +++ + ++++++2++ - Room 3 : Kill the black slasher that exits from the panel Another black slasher comes from your left Don't wait too much, the regenerator might appear. - Room 4 : OK - Room 5 : Stase canister. Just TK and shoot. It should stase the 2 necros. TK the crate. Be careful behind you, the regenerator is never too far. - Room 6 : As soon as the door is opened. Be ready to stase the leaper. - Room 7 : elevator destroy the fuses. The regenerator may appear. - Room 8 : path to the fight versus Nicole I used force gun and plasma cutter. Last flight sequence.