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How do I earn the Tornado Valley achievement in Tropico 4?

What is the easiest way to unlock the achievement Tornado Valley (Survive a tornado outbreak with no human causalities)? I always seem to have multiple buildings destroyed along with numerous citizen ...
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How do I earn the Pacifist Achievement?

There have been some extended discussions on what will or will not break your eligibility for the Pacifist achievement, but nothing conclusive as to what actually is taken into account. What actions ...
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Are Dead Island's achievements counted across playthroughs and play modes?

I want to know if the achievements can be acquired across multiplayer playthroughs/characters and through singleplayer and co-op. I'm mostly wondering because the achievement Busy, busy, busy says ...
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Can I still get the Pacifist achievement if an NPC accidentally commits suicide?

Here I am playing on the hardest setting and trying to get the pacifist achievement also. I just finished the "Black Hawk Down" scene when you arrive back in Hengsha. After 5 MILLION retries I finally ...
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Are the gas cylinders the same as gas grenades in Deus Ex: Human Revolution?

I'm doing a new run in Deus Ex: Human Revolution (going for Pacifist and Foxiest of the Hounds) and I was wondering if the gas cylinders you find lying around count as the knock out gas found in the ...
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Will giving Windmill a gun disqualify me for the Pacifist achievement?

Reprogrammed turrets which kill people will disqualify you for the pacifist achievement, so I'm forced to wonder if giving Windmill a gun will result in the same thing. If I give Windmill a gun, ...
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Gemcraft Labyrinth — Obtain challenge medals in free version?

Several fields in Gemcraft Labyrinth have "Challenge Medals" listed; goals such as "Deal a total of 2,000,000 damage in one battle on field XY" or "Kill a total of 7,000 monsters in one battle on ...
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Where are the ebooks for the Doctorate achievement? Is it possible to miss one?

In Deus Ex: Human Revolution I've been finding quite a few ebooks. Reading some of them awards me with a "Scholar" popup and grants 200 xp. I notice that there is an achievement for reading all 29 ...
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Do turrets and robots killing enemies count for the Pacifist achievement?

The pacifist achievement text says: Complete Deus Ex: Human Revolution without anyone dying by your hand. (Boss fights don't count.) What about me hacking a security system and setting ...
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What is the criteria of “Foxiest of all Hounds”?

The Achievement text is: Complete Deus Ex: Human Revolution without setting off any alarms. But what alarms are counted? If I throw a box to lure away a guard and put them in "alarmed" mode, ...
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How do I get past the first turret in Deus Ex Human Revolution?

I'm trying to get past it without it going hostile so I can get the Foxiest of the Hounds achievement, but I can't get to the door across the hallway (not the one with the concussion mine next to it) ...
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How do I pass through a door with the Mech, in NOVA 2?

I am on one of the first levels of NOVA 2, where I entered in a factory, and jumped in a Mech. I am then taken in a room where I have to destroy six tanks, and four Mechs; from there, I have to go in ...
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Alien Swarm: how should we go about Oustanding Execution?

I've got most Alien Swarm achievements under my belt. In fact I'm missing: SynTek residential speed run (time limit on a map) Nuke from orbit (kill 100,000 swarm) Outstanding execution (complete the ...
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How do I get the Balls Achievement in Deus Ex?

How do I get the Balls achievement? I can't figure this one out. The description is: Seems you like playing with balls, eh?
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Does killing in the opening sequence count against the Pacifist achievement?

In Deus Ex: Human Revolution, is it possible to get the pacifist achievement even if one kills enemies in the opening sequence? Boss fight kills do not count against the achievement, so I'm wondering ...
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Can I complete Dragon Age 2 without getting Darkness Falls?

The Darkness Falls achievement says it's granted when you switch the map from day to night. I noticed that at some points in the game, the day-night transition is done automatically (Haunted starts at ...
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How do you achieve the 'Know Thy Enemy ' achievement in CIV V?

It says you must 'Consult the Oracle 2 times in a single game', but I haven't any idea what that means!
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Do I have to get each collection achievement from the Claptrap DLC in a single playthrough?

I'm trying to get the following achievements: The Lubricator Bobble-Trap It's so realistic What a party! It is taking forever to get some of these. Do I have to do this with in one playthrough? ...
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How do I unlock the Mission Accomplished Achievement?

I'm trying to get the super neato hat for TF2 that can be unlocked simply by going through the first level of the Clockwork in Spiral Knights. The method of unlocking it is as follows: Reach the ...
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How does the campaign award difficulty medals in Anno 1404?

I'm not sure how exactly the campaign counts difficulty completion. Rather than choosing the difficulty for the entire campaign, you choose the difficulty for individual missions, as seen below. In ...
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What can cause a Steam Game to not properly register achievements?

I've been playing Darksiders over Steam, and decided to check on my achievement progress. To my surprise, I seemed to be missing some of the "gimme" achievements, i.e., those achievements that simply ...
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What are the secret achievements in Super Meat Boy?

Super Meat Boy has just been updated with new achievements, and though they are listed on the steam achievements page, they have no accompanying text on how to unlock them.\ The original secret ...
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What does “deep” mean in the Deep Thinker / Summer Swimming Hole / etc achievements in Tidalis?

I'm trying to get the Summer Swimming Hole achievement, following this video's suggestion. Description: Create a combo at least 6 deep. Problem is, it doesn't seem to be working and I'm not sure ...
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Can my achievements be tracked in multiple systems, eg. Games for Windows Live and Steam?

Say that I'm playing a game that's available on both systems (Mass Effect for example). Will my in game achievements be tracked on both?
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How many trophies are there in total in Fable 3?

Also, is there a complete list of them? The trophy room seems to have space for 12 trophies, but I can only seem to locate 9.
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In Killing Floor, how do I earn the “The Big Hunt” achievement?

While I own Killing Floor due to the Potato Sack earlier this year, it is one of the games in my steam library that has seen little use (TF2 being my go-to multiplayer FPS). As such, while the "The ...
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How do I get the Striptease achievement/ticket?

Today's tickets in the Steam Summer Sale include the Striptease achievement. How can I get it reasonably? You need to keep two bosses alive... not one, but two... for 60 seconds... and kill ...
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What is the behavior of achievements for Super Street Fighter 4 when playing the Arcade Edition DLC?

In Super Street Fighter 4, there are many achievements that are linked to actions you take during gameplay. Some of these are: Fashion Plate: Even a top rate fighter needs to coordinate ...
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How to get Fireth of July achievement in Hoard?

In Hoard there is a new achievement: Fireth of July - Cause 20 groups of fireworks to go off in a Hoard Mode level but I have no idea how to get it, it seems ridiculously hard. Do you have ...
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Which is the mission 'Out of bullets'?

I would like to get the achievement Out of Bullets but I don't have the English version of the game. Can you please tell which is the number of mission called 'Out of Bullets'? Or post me a screenshot ...
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How much time do I have to spend in hell to earn the “Medium Well” achievement in Super Meat Boy?

So, during the Steam Summer Sale 2011, Super Meat Boy was updated and has a new achievement: "Medium Well". It's description is only, "Spend as little time in hell as possible" How do I earn this new ...
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Dungeon Hunter 2 offline Achievements

I just got Dungeon Hunter 2 http://www.gameloft.com/iphone-games/dungeon-hunter-2/ on my Iphone 3G and I have a Mage: Shadowmancer level 22. I usually play offline when I'm not home and I just ...
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What is the HOUSE.PARTY achievement about?

Bit.Trip Beat now has two new achievements: SUN.BATHING and HOUSE.PARTY. Now, the Steam Summer Camp initiative makes it clear that SUN.BATHING is about perfecting 1-1, but HOUSE.PARTY remains a ...
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Game Center achievements for Cat Physics

Since a major update a few days ago, Cat Physics (and other Donut Games games like Cave Bowling) supported Game Center features and achievements. When I look at my Game Center account now, I can see ...
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How to pass the “dark zombie garage” in Half-Life 2: Episode One?

In Half-Life 2: Episode One, the last underground level is where Gordon and Alyx find an unpowered elevator, look around for a switch to power it on, and then try to survive the zombie onslaught while ...
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How do I get the “Get Lost” achievement in Solar 2?

I've tried running around randomly as an asteroid and a planet, and I've also just tried going on and on and on for miles across the universe, but I haven't been able to unlock the "Get Lost" ...
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How to get the “Stats Life” trophy

In Wipeout HD Fury, how to get the "Stats Life" trophy? The trophy says: "Attain and view every stat in the game". Quite cryptic for me. I then checked on trophy guide. They say: After you load up ...
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Can Worthy of Legend in Dungeon Siege III be cheesed?

The trophy for Worthy of Legend reads: You completed Dungeon Siege III at the highest difficulty level. Does this mean I have to start the game at Hardcore difficulty and never set it to an ...
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Game completion achievements and multiplayer

If you complete the main quest in a multi-player game, do all the players get the achievement for completing the quest as the character they are currently playing? Or does only the host get the ...
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What's the difference between the “Long Live the Queen” and “Royalist Ally” trophies?

I just completed the quest in Glitterdelve Mine quests and simultaneously got two trophies, but they seem to mean the exact thing: Long Live the Queen - You broke the siege at Glitterdelve and ...
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Who is a major opponent in Dungeon Siege III?

In Dungeon Siege III, the trophy/achievement I Could Do This Blindfolded reads: You defeated a major opponent using only your default equipment. What opponents are deemed "major"? Bosses? If so, ...
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Will the DLC for Mortal Kombat 2011 affect achievement completion?

There are several achievements in the newest Mortal Kombat game that require you to do something with every single character. These include: Arcade Champion - complete arcade mode with all fighters ...
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Where is the best place to get the “Hot PotatOwned” achievement in HL2: EP2?

I'm using a PC, so I can't just get the achievement in HL2 or HL2: EP1. I would like to know, where the best place is to get the achievement.
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What achievements are impossible without DLC purchases?

What Beautiful Katamari achievements are impossible without purchasing any DLC?
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What's a good strategy to get the Flower Power achievement?

I'm playing Plants vs. Zombies on the iPhone and one of the achievements is "Flower Power: Keep 10 Twin Sunflowers Alive in a Single Level". I've tried on many different levels - standard, water, fog, ...
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Defeat multiple insane AI opponents with Zerg

I'd like to be able to beat one or more insane AI opponents with Zerg. Unfortunately I can't because I'm just not skilled enough. :) I'd like to know if anyone else can, however? I've gotten the ...
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What are all the secret achievements in Paradise Island?

In the game Paradise Island (Paradise Island: Exotic on iOS), what are all the secret achievements?
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Can you get a rank worse than B in VVVVVV time trials?

Time trial mode gives ranks to runs. I made a pretty bad run and got... a B, which isn't that bad of a mark? I was expecting a big bold F or something. Is B the worst rank VVVVVV will give?
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How to untie a Gordian Knot?

It appears that to get to the shiny trinket, I'll have to untie that Gordian knot, but I don't have any idea about how I could achieve that. Any clues?
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How do you engineer a 500 block chain in Tidalis…?

For the life of me, I cannot work out this achievement. How do you engineer a 500 block chain in Tidalis...?