- Author : ram ツ
- Time To Complete : 40-70 Hours
- Difficulty : 6.5
- Online : 6/57
- Offline : 51/57
- Missable : –
- Glitched : N/A
- Num Playthroughs : 1
Welcome zomble fans to my Dead Island achievement guide! A game that I simply love, you cannot hate it, its got zombies, zombies and wait for it…more zombies!Achievement Walkthrough Toggle Toggle Walkthrough
Before you start this, you need to choose your character for your “main” playthrough, there are four to choose from. You have Logan (Throwing Expert), Purna (Support), Xian Mei (Assassin) & Sam B (Tank). I personally chose Logan here.
Once you’ve covered that hurdle, you’re now basically faced with the whole game and you choose how you want to play it. You can either play through it on solo, or work on it with a friend, or simply jump in and help a randomer, the game tells you when there is someone with a similar story progress near you if you’re playing alone, another really good feature.
The first achievement I recommend that you get is obtained by replaying Act 1 with the four different characters. It’s where you’ll get the majority of the other achievements as well, so you shouldn’t worry there.
Then after you’ve done that, or before, join co-op games and get the co-op achievements, but anyway, its your game and how you play is up to you.
The first thing I’ll note here is that upgrading weapons does not count, it must be a brand new weapon. You can get recipes for Molotov’s, Deo-Bombs and Meat Bait etc. You should be able to buy the materials easily.
The infected zombies are actually quite weak, but they’re a pain in the ♥♥♥ to get on the ground quick enough. The best way to do this is in Chapter 2, when you go the second gas station, you’ll notice a tunnel right at the end (far left hand bottom corner of map). The infected run out of there on fire, if you have a decent weapon and time it just right, you can kill the infected that runs out. Just rinse and repeat.
This was one of the first achievements that I got, you pick up a hammer early on around the pool bar area and the best way to do this is by kicking your zombie to the ground and then beating its head like a mad man. If there are a couple of zombies chasing you, just run away or get a friend to help you.
In Act 2, you’ll find plenty of human enemies. If you stick to the main quest, I’m sure that in all the locations that you visit, you’ll earn this before the end.
The best way to get this is by using a Molotov. I recommend getting this in Act 2, just after you exit the church, proceed to the right and cross a bridge and you’ll see a couple of vans and quite a lot of zombies, rile them all up in a pack and then jump up on the van. Simply switch to your Molotov and burn them alive.
The first place that you’ll be able to even think about getting this achievement is in Act 2, this is where ammo is introduced (although I did get a gun in Act 1..), note that the final killing blow must be a headshot, you can get their health down any way you want. Similar to the previous achievement, stand on top of a vehicle and they just wave their hands in the air like they don’t care.
If you’re regularly picking up new weapons, this’ll come in time to you.
Blunt melee weapons are anything thats not sharp, a rusty pipe, baseball bat, hammer etc etc. You can do this with any character, but note that Sam B’s skill set does compliment this achievement well.
Edged melee weapons are anything sickle, knife related etc. If its a knife, or a cleaver, use it. Xian Mei’s skill set is designed for melee weapons, but you can get this achievement with anybody.
Firearms are weapons that fire bullets, so a gun basically. You first get to use weapons (unless you’re lucky and find one sooner) in Act 2, when you’re exploring the slums. They are not common to begin with, but as you explore more and find more survivors, you’ll get more ammo and then you’ll find them quite often. Simply score the finishing blow with a Gun.
The best way to get this is early on in the game when the zombies are at their weakest. Or join a low level players game when the zombies are level 1 and they should go down in one punch.
This can be done with the first car you get, simply drive around and just mow everything down that you see.
You need to kill an infected with a grenade, you can get grenades in Act 2, I personally stood on top of a van, when the infected climbed up, I kicked him off so he was lying on the floor and lobbed the grenade, then ran the other way.
Once you’ve helped Sinoi get the guys to the lifeguard station, you’ll be tasked with finding car parts to fix a vehicle. Simply fix it, then go cruising.
If you’re like Dora The Explorer, you’ll get this by Chapter 4.
This will come over time, you can sever a limb by using an edged weapon, a knife, modded baseball bat etc. Just strike down by the shoulder to sever the arms, sideways just above the knees for the legs etc.
This is the achievement that most people will miss.. you need to (as it says) explore the entire island, leave no stone unturned! Some individual buildings may not seem like a location, but they may be an important one. I’ve read up some numbers that will help you keep track.
- End of Act 1: 18
- End of Act 2: 45
- End of Act 3: 57
- End of Act 4: 72
You can hop into other players games to aid in discovering other locations.
I hear that these are quite scarce, but I’ve found quite a few.. your best bet is to leave this until the end and then buy the remainder.
You get the opportunity to buy a large med-kit in Act II. Just take a small bit of damage (use snacks, apples etc to heal so you’re just below full health), then use the med kit.
Make your way into the city.
Get out of the city.
Get out of the jungle.
Complete the game.
For this achievement, you need to finish Act 1 (Get onto the bus, lorry thing) with each of the 4 playable characters. These characters are Logan, Purna, Sam B and Xian Mei. You just need to do the main quest, so you can avoid fights and just run around and it’ll go quickly.
You will get this if you’re still playing after four weeks, or be a cheat and forward your computer clock.
This include Co-Op, all saves etc, you’ll get this overtime.
You’ll get this before Act 2 if im honest, just keep killing zombies and questing.
You should get this adchievement before reaching the jungle, again, keep questing and killing zombles.
If im honest, depending o nhow you play this game, you could be anywhere between level 30 and level 40 by the end of the game. There are multiple ways that you could do this to get to level 50, but I really wouldn’t like to say how.
I wil lgive you a few tipes however…
- Use your fury attacks on special zombies, Thugs Brusiers etc.
- Use the weapon dupe bug an sell to buy certain stuff (I won’t tell you where!!)
You’ll get faced by a door that will show a scrolling bar with a red blob in the middle, these are breach able doors. You need to make sure that the moving line lines up with the red blob. The door in the prologue is a good one to practice on, you can reload the checkpoint if you miss it /cheatmodoff.
Find 60 collectibles around the island, these can be Facts, Tapes, ID Cards or anything.
During you time on the island, you’ll come across people shouting for help, either they’re trapped behind a door, under a car, or in a cage and you’ll see a group of zombies trying to eat them. These zombies are marked as red skulls on your map (when you’re close to them), you need to kill these zombies and save the guy/damsel in distress, repeat 5 times.
You can get this instantly, just join somebody elses game, a friends or a randomer.
One thing to note here, this does not need to be done with the same character or during the same playthrough. Just simply join people and play together with them, friends etc.
You should be able to get this with your friends, just each fo yo uplay as a different character and it’ll unlock.
You can actually do this with one friend actually, so this should be easy, or join a randomers game and quest with them for a little bit.
This doesn’t have to be in one sitting, so you can get this overtime which is really neat.
There will be four of you doing this, you can couple it up for some of the previous achievements.
I have included this one with the zombies as I believe this is when you’ll get it, now you don’t have to just kill zombies with it, but seeing as zombies are the main enemy here, hard to see how you’ll not get this.
To obtain a customized weapon, you must use a blueprint on another weapon to make an even better weapon. For example, I have a Shock Machete – I used the Shock mod with a Machete to create it, thus achievement.
A weapon that is created using either ‘The Torch Mod’ or ‘The Shock Mod’ will net you this achievement, you earn ‘The Shock Mod’ by following the main story in Act 1.
Just as you’re finishing Act 1, you’ll come across a Suicider. They are zombies that seem to have a growth on their right shoulder that looks like its going to explode. They are very slow, simply throw a grenade and watch it blow up. Easiest place to get this is in Act 2 when you’ll exploring the slums.
You won’t get this achievement too early on, you need to upgrade your weapons using a weapon mod. As you’ll have upgraded weapons later in the game, you’ll get this achievement with time.
There is one guy who can use the tackle skill and his name is Sam B! You fight Ram’s in Act 2 in the city, they are tall guys, usually wrapped up like somebody’s tried to confine them or something lol.. anyway, get his health down and then “tackle” him. Upgrade this skill to level 3 to do the most damage.
You find Butcher’s when you make it to the jungle in Act III. You simply need to kill the Butcher using an axe. I’ve read that some people have held onto Axe’s from previous Chapter’s, but there are opportunities in Act 3 to get an Axe – via Loren’s Side Quest.
Exceptional weapons are any weapons that are orange (not the weapon.. but the name). Once you’ve picked them up, feel free to drop/sell them. There are skills in Logan and Purna’s trees that can help you aid in getting this achievement.