Overview:
  • Estimated trophy difficulty: 5/10
  • Total Trophies: 49 [ 1 | 3 | 4 | 41]
  • Offline: 49
  • Online: 0
  • Approximate amount of time to : 20-30 hours
  • Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 2 1/2
  • Number of missable trophies: 8
  • Glitched trophies: None
  • Do cheat codes disable trophies?: No
  • Does difficulty affect trophies?: Yes

Introduction:

Dead Space is an Action-Horror 3rd Person Shooter. You take the role of Engineer Isaac Clarke who is sent on a repair mission to the USG Ishimura. En Route to docking the Ishimura, the recovery vessel - the USG Kellion - crashes into the Ishimura due to a guidance system malfunction. Forced to find a new transport, the team enters the Ishimura only to find that it has been abandoned. What happened to the crew? Isaac Clarke is about to be trapped in a nightmare that he cannot escape. You are his only hope.

Overall Dead Space's trophies aren't too difficult, most of them are unlocked by completing chapters, getting kills with weapons or dismembering "X" number of limbs. There is no multiplayer in Dead Space, so all of the trophies are achieved in single player. There are multiple ways to achieve platinum in the same number of playthroughs, although most of the trophies will be unlocked after your first playthrough.

Walkthrough:

Consult the Encyclopaedia for tips and information.

Step 1: 1st Playthrough on Easy and One Gun Trophy:

Start the game on "Easy". Just play through the game as you normally would, pick up every log you find, do any miscellaneous trophies like Crackshot, Z-Baller, Brawler, Ragdoll Check, Merchant, etc. 'Easy' difficulty is no real challenge and since you'll be doing One Gun at the same time, so you can stash lots of items quickly and get the Pack Rat trophy, and you can sell most everything you find and make Power Node/Ammo purchases towards the Big Spender trophy. You can purchase all of the other weapons and get the Full Arsenal trophy, just make sure that you don't fire any of them, otherwise you can't get the One Gun trophy.

While playing, learn how to most effectively cut the limbs off of Necromorphs as this is vital to performing well during your "Impossible" playthrough later on in the walkthrough. While cutting off limbs you will be working towards the Marksman, Surgeon and Butcher trophies, all of which will unlock by the end of this playthrough. Pay attention to where enemies come from so you can be prepared to deal with them ahead of time during your "Impossible" playthrough. During this playthrough make sure to get the trophies Playing Catch, Kickin it, Don't get cocky, kid and Slugger.

Trophies you will unlock after completing this step:
One Gun
Survivor
Legend Teller
Full Arsenal
Story Teller
Merchant
Pack Rat
Z-Baller
Armstrong
Marksman
Surgeon
Butcher
Freeze
Crackshot
Air Alert
Brawler
Ragdoll Check
Big Spender
There's Always Peng!
Tool Time
Brute Force
Exterminator
Get off my Ship
Mindless Prey
Playing Catch
Kickin it
Don't get cocky, kid
Slugger
Dead on Arrival
Lab Rat
All Systems Go
Cannon Fodder
True Believer
Greenhouse Effect
S.O.S.
Strange Transmissions
Wreckage
Keeper of the Faith
Betrayed
Exodus


Step 2: 2nd Playthrough on Impossible:

The 2nd playthrough you will be completing the game on 'Impossible'. Since you've already beaten the game with only the Plasma Cutter you'll be making full use of your arsenal during this playthrough. Limit yourself to only 4 weapons at the most, one of which should always be the Plasma Cutter. Limiting yourself to only a few weapons means that you can sell everything else and put the money towards ammo and upgrades for the weapons you are using. Decide on your arsenal ahead of time, otherwise you may upgrade a weapon but change your mind later and will be unable to get the used Power Nodes back.

Take your time during this playthrough. Try to remember enemy locations from your first playthrough so you can get the jump on them. Always keep your distance because the enemies' melee attacks can drastically drain your health. Always have a couple of health packs in your inventory. One of the most important things to do during "Impossible" is to remain calm. If things get a little hectic then just keep your cool and be smooth with your shooting, you'll find that the calmer you are the better you perform.

Trophies you will unlock after completing this step:
Epic Tier 3 Engineer
(You will unlock the "Weapon Kill" trophies depending on which weapons you use


Note: You can do the One Gun trophy during your "Impossible" playthrough if you wish, the walkthrough is the same basic idea regardless.

Epic Tier 3 Engineer Glitch Prevention:
If you start a game on New Game+, a new game on another difficulty other than Impossible or even exit to the XMB, then the option to start a a game on Impossible disappears. To fix/prevent this, start a new game on Impossible the moment you unlock it then save at the first available save point. This will allow you to continue your Impossible playthrough when you're ready. If you have already lost the option to play on impossible, then load a save from before the last boss, beat it again then after the credits have finished (or you skip them), Impossible difficulty will be available again.
(Credit goes to Terminator for providing the Glitch information)

Suggested Arsenal:
  • Plasma Cutter (must)
  • Force Gun
  • Line Gun
  • Ripper (remove this weapon if you decide on a 3 weapon arsenal)
  • See "The Basics" > "Weapons" for more info on weapons.
Impossible Difficulty Tips:
  • Conserve your ammo, it's important to make every shot count.
  • Don't let yourself get surrounded. If you feel you are being overrun, quickly move to a hallway so you can deal with each enemy 1 by 1.
  • Use Stasis. Stasis is very useful especially when dealing with tougher enemies, don't be afraid to use it.
  • Sell everything that you don't need such as Air Cans or ammo for a weapon you aren't going to use.
  • Rotate between at least 3 different save files. You never know if a save will corrupt or if you will need to load a previous save because you don't have enough ammo to deal with the current situation.

Step 3: 1/2 Playthrough clean-up on your "Easy" New Game+:

Now that you've beaten the game on 'Impossible' you can now do a 1/2 playthrough on New Game+. New Game+ starts you back from the beginning of the game with all everything that you had at the end of a playthrough. During this playthrough you will clean-up any miscellaneous trophies you may have missed. You can also unlock any weapon kill trophies you haven't gotten. You will primarily be working towards the Maxed Out trophy. Just put all of your money on Power Nodes and upgrade your RIG and weapons. Maxed Out should unlock around Chapter 5 or 6.

Trophies you will unlock after completing this step:
Maxed Out
Full Contact
A Cut Above
Pusher
Live With The Hot Ones
Autofire
Eviscerator

(The "Weapon Kill" trophies will vary depending on which weapons you used during your 'Impossible' playthrough).

Beneficial Glitches:Detrimental Glitches:
Cheat Codes (do NOT disable trophies):
To activate cheat codes press the button to pause the game and enter the desired code. A noise will sound if activated properly.
  • One Time Use Cheats
    1,000 Credits

    2,000 Credits

    5,000 Credits

    10,000 Credits

    Add 2 Power Nodes

    Add 5 Power Nodes
  • Infinite Use Cheats
    Refill Oxygen

    Refill Stasis and Kinesis energy
[PS3T would like to thank DaFaztFingaz for this Road Map]

Dead Space Trophy Guide

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49 trophies ( 41  8  )

  • Collect all Trophies

  • Complete Chapter 2 on any difficulty setting

    This trophy will unlock upon completion of Chapter 2. See Epic Tier 3 Engineer for tips.
  • Complete Chapter 3 on any difficulty setting

    This trophy will unlock upon completion of Chapter 3. See Epic Tier 3 Engineer for tips.
  • Complete Chapter 4 on any difficulty setting

    This trophy will unlock upon completion of Chapter 4. See Epic Tier 3 Engineer for tips.
  • Complete Chapter 5 on any difficulty setting

    This trophy will unlock upon completion of Chapter 5. See Epic Tier 3 Engineer for tips.
  • Complete Chapter 6 on any difficulty setting

    This trophy will unlock upon completion of Chapter 6. See Epic Tier 3 Engineer for tips.
  • Complete Chapter 7 on any difficulty setting

    This trophy will unlock upon completion of Chapter 7. See Epic Tier 3 Engineer for tips.
  • Complete Chapter 8 on any difficulty setting

    This trophy will unlock upon completion of Chapter 8. See Epic Tier 3 Engineer for tips.
  • Complete Chapter 9 on any difficulty setting

    This trophy will unlock upon completion of Chapter 9. See Epic Tier 3 Engineer for tips.
  • Complete Chapter 10 on any difficulty setting

    This trophy will unlock upon completion of Chapter 10. See Epic Tier 3 Engineer for tips.
  • Complete Chapter 11 on any difficulty setting

    This trophy will unlock upon completion of Chapter 11. See Epic Tier 3 Engineer for tips.
  • Complete Chapter 12 on any difficulty setting

    This trophy will unlock upon completion of Chapter 12. See Epic Tier 3 Engineer for tips.
  • Complete the game on the hardest difficulty setting

    This is one of the harder trophies in the game. To unlock the trophy you must complete the game on 'Impossible'. Impossible is unlocked once you beat the game. On 'Impossible" enemies are tougher and items are few. The most important thing to remember during your "Impossible" playthrough is to keep your cool, especially when things become intense. Take things carefully and be aware of your surrounds such as vents and other places that Necromorphs can come from and you'll make it through.

    Impossible Difficulty Tips:
    • Conserve your ammo, it's important to make every shot count.
    • Don't let yourself get surrounded. If you feel you are being overrun, quickly move to a hallway so you can deal with each enemy 1 by 1.
    • Use Stasis. Stasis is very useful especially when dealing with tougher enemies, don't be afraid to use it.
    • Sell everything that you don't need such as Air Cans or ammo for a weapon you aren't going to use.
    • Rotate between at least 3 different save files. You never know if a save will corrupt or if you will need to load a previous save because you don't have enough ammo to deal with the current situation.
  • Complete the game on any difficulty setting

     
    Not a difficult trophy, it will unlock on any difficulty once you complete the game. However, if you're having trouble then refer to Epic Tier 3 Engineer for tips.
  • Store 25 Items in Safe

    This is not a hard trophy. Just store 25 items in the safe at the store, you can get this trophy as early as Chapter 2.
  • Collect 75 Logs

    Simple, just collect 75 logs. Logs can often be found in plain sight but are sometimes hidden. There are more logs to be found than you need for the trophy so it’s okay if you miss a few. Just do your best to check each room you’re in and you won't have any problems. If you go to your inventory you can scroll over to see logs you’ve found and missed in each chapter. I got this trophy on Chapter 5.
  • Collect 150 Logs

    This is not too difficult, just make sure to thoroughly check each room you're in. There are more logs to be found than you need for the trophy, so if you miss a few you can still get it. This trophy should unlock on later chapters like 10, 11 or 12, depending on how many logs you miss.

    168 logs in total can be found throughout the game, however you only need to collect 150 for all log related trophies.
  • Own every Weapon in the game

    You can get this trophy during Chapter 4.

    Weapons found in store:
    • Line Gun: 9,000 Credits – Store after Chapter 1
    • Pulse Rifle: 7,000 Credits - Store after Chapter 1
    Weapon Schematic locations:
    • Flamethrower: 11,000 Credits - Chapter 2: Intensive Care - Security Station
    • Ripper: 8,000 Credits - Chapter 3: Course Correction - Refuelling Chamber
    • Contact Beam: 9,000 Credits - Chapter 4: Obliteration Imminent - Ship Systems
    • Force Gun: 11,000 Credits - Chapter 4: Obliteration Imminent - ADS Lower Hall
  • Complete Level 6 in Zero-G Basketball

    Missable! This minigame can be found in Chapter 10. The idea of the game is to use Kinesis on the basketball and shoot it through one of the 3 holes. It takes a few tries to figure it out.

    Z-Baller Tips & Notes:
    • You can end a level early by exiting through the door
    • Only 16 points are required to beat a level, the equivalent of landing on 3 lit-up pads and scoring 2 goals
    (Thanks to Athantos for the tips)

    Below is a video showing how to do it:
     

    (Credit goes to SirCuddles for the video)
  • Collect 8 schematics

    There are 15 schematics to be found so don’t worry if you miss a couple as you can still achieve the trophy. Some are easy to find while others require a little searching and are sometimes behind Power Node locked doors. The earliest chapter that you can get the trophy on is Chapter 4.
  • Shoot 50 objects using Kinesis

    This is another trophy that will unlock during the course of the game. You will pick up the Kinesis module at the start of Chapter 2. To use Kinesis hold , press to pick up an object, and press to shoot the object. Objects can be thrown at enemies to stun them.
  • Dismember 20 Limbs

    Easy trophy, just use the Plasma Cutter and shoot the arms and legs of Necromorphs. You will unlock this trophy before the end of Chapter 1 if you aim for the limbs. Also note that the alternate fire of the Plasma Cutter rotates the weapon 90 degrees, thus allowing you to cut off legs more easily.
  • Dismember 500 Limbs

    This will unlock during the course of the game, just aim for the limbs. I unlocked this trophy during Chapter 6.
  • Dismember 1000 Limbs

    This will unlock during the course of the game. I unlocked this trophy around Chapter 11-12.
  • Use Stasis on 50 Enemies

    This trophy will come in time, just make use of Stasis, especially when facing large groups of enemies. Stasis energy can be recharged either by a Stasis Recharge station or by using a consumable Stasis pack. You can also combine this trophy with the Brawler trophy.
  • Achieve a perfect score in the Shooting Gallery

    Missable! This is one of the harder trophies in the game. The shooting gallery can be found early on in Chapter 9. To achieve a perfect score you must complete the fifth level in the minigame. Each level gets progressively harder, your goal is to shoot all of the red targets as they pop up without shooting the blue targets.

    Shooting Gallery Tips & Notes:
    • Use the Plasma Cutter.
    • You have unlimited ammo whilst at the target range, so shoot away.
    • When a target pops up, move the camera in the direct of the target and then aim.
    • Find a comfortable shooting distance, further distances mean that you can pan the camera towards a target in less time. If you move to far back however, you will exit the minigame.
    • Standing at different angles to the range can make shooting certain targets easier but can also make some harder.
    • You can play the shooting gallery minigame an unlimited number of times, however once you've beaten the fifth level no more prizes are awarded and you no longer have unlimited ammo at the range.
    Below is a video showing the fifth level of the Shooting Gallery:

    (Credit goes to SirCuddles for the video)
  • Zero-G Jump over 100 times

    This is not a hard trophy to obtain. You will get this during the course of the game. I unlocked it while I was on Chapter 10 going for the "Z-baller" trophy. However if you can't wait, then just enter a Zero-G area and jump around until the trophy pops. The earliest Chapter with a Zero-G area is Chapter 2 about mid-way in.
  • Beat the game using only the Plasma Cutter

    This is not as hard as it sounds. Since you will only be using the Plasma Cutter you can sell all of the other guns' ammo and put the credits towards the Plasma Cutter. Just be precise with your shots and keep your cool.

    Having DLC weapons will not negate this trophy, however using them will. The Heavy Damage Plasma Cutter DLC will not affect this trophy whether or not you use it.
  • Kill at least 30 enemies with a melee attack

    The melee attack in this game is not very useful when it comes to killing Necromorphs. I would suggest playing on "Easy" as it’s much easier to kill enemies with your melee attacks. Use "Stasis" on enemies as it will freeze them and allow you to get up close and personal with ease. You can also weaken them by shooting off a limb with the Plasma Cutter, although this may not be doable depending on the difficulty you’re playing on and how powerful your Plasma Cutter is.
  • Upgrade all weapons and equipment

    To max out your weapons and equipment, you must apply a Power Node to every circuit which improves your weapons and your RIG. You do not need to apply nodes to every empty circuit. This trophy should be achieved around Chapter 5-6 on a New Game+ playthrough.

    Nodes:
    • 152 total nodes required for the trophy.
    • 37 nodes can be collected during a playthrough
    • 10 nodes can be received from New Game+
    • 7 nodes can be received from using cheats
    • Nodes can be purchased through stores and cost 10,000 credits each
    Weapons/RIG minimum nodes:
    • 17 - Plasma Cutter
    • 15 - Pulse Rifle
    • 18 - Flamethrower
    • 17 - Line Gun
    • 17 - Ripper
    • 19 - Force Gun
    • 19 - Contact Beam
    • 15 - RIG
    • 11 - Stasis
    • 3 - Kinesis
  • Force an enemy into a Gravity Panel 5 times

    Missable! The earliest chapter that you can get this on is Chapter 4. During the course of the chapter you will find 2 rooms with panels on the floor that look like vents. Use Stasis on Necromorphs to freeze them in place, then just carefully push them onto a panel and watch them fly to the ceiling. Do this a total of 5 times and the trophy will unlock. This trophy is not fcumulative so if you die then you will have to start back at the last number you had since the last checkpoint.

    If you missed the trophy on Chapter 4 another good chapter to do it on is Chapter 9. Around halfway through the chapter you will enter a room with several Gravity Panels. Do the method above and the trophy will unlock. The Force Gun found in Chapter 4 is also an effective way to push enemies onto Gravity Panels, although you find the weapon after the Gravity Panels.
  • Spend 200,000 credits at the store

    You will get this trophy as you progress through the game. Just sell anything that you don’t need and put that money towards useful store purchases like suits, Power Nodes, ammo or health packs. I unlocked this trophy on Chapter 4.
  • Kill 30 enemies with the Contact Beam

    This is not hard, the Contact Beam is very powerful and almost always kills Slasher and other types of Necromorphs in a single shot.
     DLC weapons do not positively or negatively affect weapon kill trophies in any way.
  • Kill 30 enemies with the Ripper

    The Ripper is most effective at close-range. When you fire the Ripper, move the hovering blade slice of enemies' limbs.
     DLC weapons do not positively or negatively affect weapon kill trophies in any way.
  • Kill 30 enemies with the Plasma Cutter

    You will get this trophy during Chapter 2, just aim for the arms and legs to kill them quicker.
     DLC weapons do not positively or negatively affect weapon kill trophies in any way.
  • Kill 30 enemies with the Force Gun

    The Force Gun is unmatched when it comes to close-range combat. When a Necromorph comes at you, simply fire the Force Gun and the blast will cut off its limbs and knock the unlucky foe to the floor.
     DLC weapons do not positively or negatively affect weapon kill trophies in any way.
  • Kill 30 enemies with the Flamethrower

    The Flamethrower is one of the weaker weapons in the game. To get the 30 kills, use Stasis on an enemy and hit it with a stream of fire until it dies.
     DLC weapons do not positively or negatively affect weapon kill trophies in any way.
  • Kill 30 enemies with the Pulse Rifle

    The Pulse Rifle is a fast firing weapon. There's no real trick to killing with it, just shoot at Necromorphs until they die.
     DLC weapons do not positively or negatively affect weapon kill trophies in any way.
  • Kill 30 enemies with the Line Gun

    The Line Gun is very good at taking down multiple opponents with it's wide-blade shot. Aim for legs or arms for the best effectiveness.
     DLC weapons do not positively or negatively affect weapon kill trophies in any way.
  • Find the Peng Treasure

    Missable! You can first see the Peng Treasure as you exit the USG Kellion in Chapter 1. It's sitting on the other side of the railing, however you cannot pick it up until Chapter 11 since you do not have Kinesis yet. During Chapter 11 you will return to the Docking Bay and you will see the Peng Treasure in the same place as before, just use Kinesis to pick it up and the trophy and treasure are yours.

    Below is a picture showing where to find the treasure:

    (Credit goes to kingviper37 for the photo)
  • Complete Chapter 1 on any difficulty setting

    This trophy will unlock upon completion of Chapter 1. See Epic Tier 3 Engineer for tips.
 

Secret trophies

  • Kill a Brute

    The 1st Brute can be found on Chapter 4. Brutes are very large armored Necromorphs. There are three spots to damage the Brute – His back, and his arms right by its shoulders, everything else is covered in armor. When the Brute begins to charge you, shoot it with Stasis to slow it down. Then switch to your Plasma Cutter and shoot off one of its arms. The Brute will fall over in pain but it is still alive. Use stasis on it again and shoot off its remaining arm, this will fully kill the Brute and the trophy will be yours.
  • Kill the Leviathan

    You fight the Leviathan at the end of Chapter 6. You must shoot the glowing yellow spots on each of the Leviathan’s three tentacles. Whenever it slams a tentacle down, quickly Zero-G jump because the tentacle will swipe the ground and injure Isaac if you don’t.

    Once the tentacles have been destroyed it will open its mouth and you will have to shoot a small glowing yellow orb inside of its mouth. It will launch pods at you when it opens its mouth, so either move out of the way or use Kinesis on them. Look around for red explosive canisters because you can shoot those at the orb causing serious damage.

    Once you damage the orb in its mouth it will respawn the three tentacles. Destroy each one like before while still avoiding the swipes. Once the tentacles have been destroyed it will open its mouth once more and shoot pods at you. Once you’ve damaged the orb inside of its mouth enough it you will defeat the Leviathan and the trophy will unlock.

    See Bosses for tips.
  • Kill the Slug Boss

    The Slug has five tentacles each with glowing yellow blobs. As you shoot the tentacles The Slug will be throwing objects at you. Always shoot the large explosive canisters that The Slug throws first since they do the most damage against the hull. Just keep shooting each tentacle and The Slug will die.
    Note: In the Italian version of the game this trophy's description is mistranslated as the "Slugger" trophy.

    See Bosses for tips.
  • Kill the Hive Mind

    The Hive Mind is the final boss in the game. The Hive Mind with try to smash you with its tentacles. When it slams its left arm run to the right, and when it drops its right arm run to the left. After destroying the 3 of the 5 glowing blobs on The Hive Mind's head it will grab Isaac and hold him in mid-air. Destroy 1 of the glowing yellow blobs to cause it to drop you, take note however that you will be upside down and so your aim will be reversed. Once it drops you you must destroy 5 more glowing yellow blobs on The Hive Mind's chest. Once they've been destroyed The Hive Mind will be defeated.

    See Bosses for tips.
  • Catch a Brute or Leviathan Pod using Kinesis

    Missable! This is not a hard trophy. Once you enter the room with the Leviathan, shoot each off its tentacles. Once it’s tentacles are gone it will shoot large pods at you. Just use Kinesis on one of the pods and fire it back into the Leviathan and the trophy is yours.
  • Escape from a Lurker's grab attack 10 times

    Missable! Lurkers look like little balls and can be easily identified by the three tentacles they have with spikes on the end. For a Lurker to grab hold of Isaac you must run up close to one and wait until it leaps onto him. Once the Lurker is attached, immediately tap the button until Isaac grabs the Lurker and kicks it to death. Take note that no matter how quickly you press , Isaac will always lose some health so make sure that you have a health pack or two in your inventory.

    The earliest chapter you come in contact with Lurkers is Chapter 2. There are around 4-5 Lurkers in Chapter 2. If you escape from all of the Lurkers' grab attacks in Chapter 2 then you can get this trophy as early as Chapter 3, as there are around 6-7 Lurkers in Chapter 3.
  • Survive the ADS Canon with over 50% Shield strength remaining

    Missable! This is one of the harder trophies in the game. On Chapter 4 you must take the seat of the ADS canon and project the Ishimura from damage. You have two cannons you can shoot, left cannon and right cannon . Just try to be as quick as possible shooting each asteroid, don’t worry about the asteroids that are on near the edge of the screen as those won’t hit the ship. There is a save station right before you enter the ADS Canon so if you fall below 50% Shield, reload that save and try again.

    Tips:
    • Some people do better when they only use one cannon.
    • Always shoot the big asteroids first.
    • Alternate between cannons when faced with many asteroids.
    • Ignore asteroids that are far off towards the edge of the screen as those won't hit the ship.
    • Turn the brightness up a LOT as this will help you spot asteroids quickly.
    • Try to keep the cannons in the center of the screen as much as possible.
    • This thread contains useful tips from other members - Don't get cocky, kid

    Below is a video that may help you with unlocking this trophy:
     

    (Credit goes to SirCuddles for the video)
  • Kill the Slug Boss with more than 50% Shield strength remaining

    Missable! This trophy is the same idea as the Don't get cocky, kid trophy, except that this trophy is considerably easier. Just focus on destroying the tentacles and watch out for any objects that The Slug throws at you and you shouldn't have any trouble.
    Note: In the Italian version of the game this trophy is mistranslated as the "Get Off My Ship" trophy.

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