On Xbox 360 and PC there are 50 Achievements worth 1000 G. On PS3 there are 51 Trophies: 1 Platinum, 1 Gold, 14 Silver, and 35 Bronze. DO NOT READ the achievements unless you want the game to be spoiled a little. Mainly the campaign.
Take down Castro with a headshot.
-On the mission “Operation 40” you will hunt down Castro. When you find him he will take a woman hostage and hide behind her. Everything will go into slow motion while your pistol automatically comes out. Headshot castro to unlock this achievement/trophy.
Destroy all slingshot targets in 3 attempts.
-On the mission “Vorkuta” you will take control of a giant slingshot. You need to slingshot three bombs at three targets without missing any. Do this and you will unlock this achievement/trophy.
Use no more than 6 TOW guided missiles to destroy the tanks in the defense of Khe Sanh.
-On the mission “SOG” you will take control of a vehicle with TOW missiles. When you shoot them you can guide them through the air, almost like Valkyrie rockets. Destroy 6 tanks with 6 missiles to unlock this achievement/trophy.
Rack up a body count of 20 NVA using air support in Hue City.
-On the mission “The Defector” you will take a radio from a soldier to call in air support. Kill 20 NVA throughout the mission to unlock this achievement/trophy.
Use the Grim Reaper to destroy the MG emplacement.
-On the mission “Victor Charlie” a ZPU will be found in a VC village. You men will tell you to pick up the 202, AKA the Grim Reaper. Take it and destroy the ZPU. Not far from the ZPU is an MG emplacement. Destroy the MG with the Grim Reaper to unlock this achievement/trophy.
Silently take out 3 VC.
-This achievement/trophy must be done on the mission “Victor Charlie.” Silently kill 3 Vietcong men with your knife. It won’t be a regular knife/melee kill, you must do the special silent kill action on three certain VC. The first one is on a boat. Swim under him and press the melee button when it says to. You must be under water. The second one is sleeping in a hammock in doors. Your team mate will point to him when you enter the window. The last one is right after the second one, outside eating with his back turned to you.
Use only dual wield weapons to escape Kowloon.
-In the mission “Numbers” you start out with dual wield pistols. You will find more dual wield weapons throughout the misison. Use ONLY dual wield weapons, flashbangs, and grenades until the end and this achievement/trophy will unlock.
Destroy all targets and structures while making your way up the river.
-On the mission “Crash Site” you will drive a heavily armed boat down the river. Destroy every structure and person down the river to unlock this achievement/trophy. It will unlock after you destroy the PT Boat.
Guide the squad through the Soviet outpost without them getting killed.
-On the mission “WMD” your character will be flying a jet above your team. Move your team around the woods by giving them commands. If everyone survives by the end this achievement/trophy will unlock. View my campaign walkthrough if you need any help.
Enter the Soviet relay station undetected.
-On the mission “WMD” you and your team will go through snowy areas to reach a Soviet Relay Station. Use your crossbow without explosive bolts and remain stealthy. Kill the men that won’t be seen by the other men. Pick each one off at a time. If there are two next to each other your team will take out the other one with you.
Get to the POW compound in the Hind using only rockets.
-On the mission “Payback” you will commandeer a Hind. The hind has a cannon and rockets. Use only rockets until you reach the end to unlock this achievement/trophy. It may be hard on higher difficulties since you have to fight three hinds on the way.
Incinerate 10 enemies with the flamethrower attachment in the POW compound.
-On the mission “Payback” you will find a flamethrower attached to an AK-47 in a POW compund. Your team mate will point it out to you. Pick it up and kill 10 enemies to unlock this achievement/trophy.
Escape the ship with 2:15 left on the timer in Veteran.
-On the mission “Project Nova” you will enter a crashed ship. At the very end of the mission you must escape the ship before it blows up. This must be done on veteran to unlock the achievement/trophy. Keep running and shoot anyone in front of you without stopping. The timer starts at 3:00. Jump off the ship before 2:15.
Kill 7 monkeys in under 10 seconds in the Rebirth labs.
-On the mission “Rebirth” you will enter some research labs. Monkeys will be in cages all around the labs. Kill 7 in 10 seconds to unlock this achievement/trophy.
Make it through the NOVA 6 gas without dying on Rebirth Island.
-On the mission “Rebirth” you will fight through NOVA 6 gas in a HAZMAT suit. The more you get shot the more your suit cracks. If your suit breaks you will die instantly. Unlike your health, your suit doesn’t repair itself unless you die and respawn. Fight your way through the gas without dying and this achievement/trophy will unlock.
Destroy both helicopters with one Valkyrie rocket from the deck of the ship.
-This achievement/trophy can be a real pain sometimes. On the mission “Redemption,” you are given Valkyrie rockets to destroy two helicopters. The helicopters constantly fly around. Eventually they will sit close together. When they’re close to each other, fire a Valkyrie rockets in between them and detonate it in mid air. If you don’t get both of them you can kill yourself to try again at the checkpoint. You have infinite Valkyrie rockets.
Kill 5 enemies with a single frag grenade in the campaign.
-Seems hard but can be easy at times. I accomplished this achievement/trophy by accident on “Executive Order.” Find a crowd, cook a grenade, and throw it into the crowd.
Demonstrate killer economic sensibilities by taking down 3 enemies with a single bullet.
-You can try to do this in the campaign with a sniper rifle. It’s easiest done in zombie mode. Get insta-kill and fire 1 bullet into a crowd of zombies.
Use the explosive bolts to kill 30 enemies in the campaign.
-In the missions “Executive Order” and “WMD” you will be given a crossbow with explosive bolts. Kill 30 enemies throughout the campaign, not just one time, and you will unlock this achievement/trophy.
Find all the hidden intel.
-The campaign has 42 hidden intels throughout the levels. They are small old reel to reel tape players. Find all of them to unlock this achievement/trophy. I will list all of them in my campaign walkthrough and highlight them like this: intel
Finish 5 Wager Matches “in the money.”
-Play a few wager matches in the online multiplayer section. If you come out in the top three you will be “in the money.” Do this 5 times to unlock this achievement/trophy.
Reach rank 10 in Combat Training.
-Combat training is the online multiplayer simulator. You can find it in the multiplayer section. In combat training you can rank up, just like if you were playing online. The only difference is you’re playing against computers instead of real people around the world. Reach rank 10 and this achievement/trophy is yours.
Kill the Pentagon thief before it can steal your load-out.
-On the Zombie Map “Five,” you will encounter a special zombie. This guy comes around randomly after you turn on the power. He is very hard to kill and will steal whatever weapon you are holding. He is usually invisible right before he steals your and your team’s weapons. Use claymores and light machine gun rounds to the head to kill him.
If you want to play alone you can use a special trick. Grab Quick Revive and down yourself with a cooked frag grenade when you know he’s coming right at you. You should be downed with the special weapon “mustang and sally.” Fire all you have at him before you are revived and he should die.
Shoot at or be shot by an ally with a Pack-a-Punch crossbow and kill six zombies with the explosion.
-Pretty self explanatory. You will need to buy a Crossbow from a mystery box. Mystery Boxes give random weapons so you need a little luck. Once you have the weapon you need to upgrade it with the Pack-A-Punch Machine. The machine costs 5000 points for each upgrade. I give info on how to reach the machines on the three maps they’re available on in the zombie section. They’re available only on Der Riese, Kino Der Toten, and Five. After your weapon is upgraded you must fire, or be fired on, by the cross bow and run into a crowd of zombies. If you kill 6 then both the shooter and the person who was shot will get the achievement. You cannot be too close to the shooter or the game will not allow you to shoot.
Access the terminal and battle the forces of the Cosmic Silverback in Dead Ops Arcade.
-Access the same terminal/computer from the Eaten by a Grue Achievement/Trophy. Type the letters “DOA” and click enter. You will be taken to the Dead Ops Arcade Mini Game.
In Dead Ops Arcade, use a Speed Boost to blast through 20 or more enemies at one time.
-In the Dead Ops Arcade Mini Game you have the ability to speed boost. Do this by pressing RT/R1 and you will fly into zombies. The zombies will die instantly. If you can hit 20 or more in one speed boost you will unlock this achievement/trophy. It’s best to run around in a circle so you can have a horde following you, then turn around and speed boost.
Fire a Pack-a-Punched Ballistic Knife at a downed ally to revive them from a distance.
-Pretty self explanatory. You will need to buy a Ballistic Knife from a mystery box. Mystery Boxes give random weapons so you need a little luck. Once you have the weapon you need to upgrade it with the Pack-A-Punch Machine. The machine costs 5000 points for each upgrade. I give info on how to reach the machines on the three maps they’re available on in the zombie section. They’re available only on Der Riese, Kino Der Toten, and Five. After you have your weapon wait for a team mate to be downed. Then go up to him and stab him. It says shoot the knife at him, but you have to have good aim and stabbing works too.
Break free from the torture chair.
-At the main menu you can look around by using the right stick. Next use the shoulder buttons RT/LT for 360 an R2/L2 for PS3 to move your right and left hand. Move them enough and you will break free from your chair.
Once free from the chair you can access a computer behind you. Accessing the computer will unlock a gamer picture for the 360. Click “help” and enter to view the display information:
cat: prints the contest of a file (.txt, .pic, .snd)
cd [ |.|..|path]: changes the current directory
clear: clear the display
dir: displays the contents of the current directory
decode: decodes a encrypted string using an agency standard cypher
encode: encodes a string using an agency standard cypher
exit: exits the current login sesson
help: display’s this help screen
login: starts a new login session on the current system
mail: opens the current users mailbox
rlogin [system]: attempts a login session on a remote system
who: lists the users that have accounts on the current system.
Play Zork on the terminal.
-Once you obtain the achievement/trophy “Just Ask Me Nicely” you can go to a computer. Enter the word “zork” and click enter. This will automatically unlock the achievement/trophy.