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Dead Space 3 – Achievements & Trophies Guide

by Prima Games Staff

See it here first . . . We show you gameplay of The Devil Horns (aka “Foam Finger”) which becomes available after completing Classic Mode. This is an extremely powerful weapon in Dead Space 3, and arguably one of the hardest unlockables in the game.

Dead Space 3 Achievements & Trophies List

Icon Name How to Achieve Game Chapter 360 Gamerscore PS3 Trophy
Stranger in a Strange Land Complete the Prologue. Prologue 10 Bronze
Close Encounter Kill 10 alien Necromorphs. 1 10 Bronze
Space Odyssey Survive your first spacewalk. 3 15 Bronze
Strapped Craft a weapon. You can do this the first time to visit a workbench. 3 10 Bronze
Circuit’s Edge Add a circuit to a weapon. This can be accomplished after finding the first circuit in the repair bay and then using it at the workbench in the same room. 3 10 Bronze
Under a Buck Shoot the deer head trophy in the admiral’s quarters. 4 10 Bronze
My Buddy Retrieve resources from a scavenger bot at a workbench. 5 10 Bronze
Critical Mass Recover the shuttle. 6 15 Bronze
Snow Crash Reach Tau Volantis. 7 15 Bronze
Space Ace Shoot at least 70 targets during the ride to Tau Volantis. 7 20 Bronze
Hungry Reach the pump room of the Way Station without alerting any Feeders. 9 20 Bronze
Drill Sergeant Complete the drill room without taking any damage. 10 30 Bronze
Intestinal Fortitude Defeat the Hive Mind. 12 25 Silver
Hydra Kill the Snow Beast. 13 15 Bronze
Weedkiller Kill five Cysts in the Biology building with a single poison gas cloud. 14 30 Silver
There’s Always Peng! Find Peng. 14 50 Silver
Together as One Reassemble Rosetta. 15 15 Bronze
Infernal Machine Reach the alien Machine. 18 15 Bronze
Gun Collector Collect all weapon parts. 18 25 Bronze
Shoot for the Moon Defeat the Moon. 19 50 Gold
Get On My Level Complete the game on any difficulty setting. 19 10 Bronze
Aren’t You Thankful? Complete the game in Hardcore Mode. 19 50 Gold
Epic Tier 4 Engineer Complete the game in Classic Mode. 19 40 Silver
Survivalist Complete the game in Pure Survival Mode. 19 40 Silver
The Explorer Complete all optional missions. Multiple 25 Bronze
Aliens Collect all alien artifacts. Multiple 15 Bronze
The Professor Collect all artifacts. Multiple 25 Bronze
The Librarian Collect all logs. Multiple 25 Bronze
The Armorer Collect all circuits. Multiple 25 Bronze
Metal Detector Successfully deploy scavenger bots to 15 resource areas. Use the scanner on the scavenger bot to find these areas. Plus they are marked on the campaign maps. Multiple 30 Bronze
EMT Craft a large med pack. This requires quite a few resources, so save up resources to craft this. Multiple 25 Bronze
Full House Craft a weapon with 2 firing modules, adaptors, and attachments with all circuit slots filled. You will need to collect several weapon parts before you can complete this. Multiple 25 Bronze
RIG Master Fully upgrade your RIG. This includes the life support, kinesis, and stasis, each of which must be fully upgraded. Multiple 50 Silver
Master Plan Create a blueprint that needs at least 2000 resources worth of parts and circuits to build. Build one of the more powerful blueprint weapons to complete this task. Multiple 25 Bronze
From the Jaws Save your co-op partner from an execution by killing the attacker. Do this by killing a Necromorph such as a Feeder is clinging to your partner’s back and trying to kill him. Multiple 10 Bronze
Share and Share Alike Use the RIG to give an item to your co-op partner. Multiple 10 Bronze
Medic!ÿ Revive your co-op partner 10 times. You must be playing a co-op campaign with revives activated. Stay close to your partner so if he goes down, you can quickly revive him before he dies. Multiple 10 Bronze
Ghosts of the Past Face all of Carver’s demons by completing all co-op only optional missions. You do not have to play as Carver, but it is recommended for a complete experience. Multiple 25 Silver
Architect Share a Blueprint with your co-op partner. Multiple 10 Bronze
Axes High Kill 30 enemies using Fodder axes. Use kinesis to pick up axes from dead Wasters and throw the axe at an enemy. Multiple 20 Bronze
Payback Kill a soldier by TK’ing a grenade or rocket back at them. Aim at a rocket or grenade and press the kinesis button. Then launch it back at an enemy. Multiple 15 Bronze
Go for the Limbs! Dismember 500 limbs from living enemies. Multiple 10 Bronze
And Then We Doubled It! Dismember 1000 limbs from living enemies. Multiple 10 Bronze
Slow Mo Kill 50 enemies while they are in stasis. Multiple 10 Bronze
Blast Corps Kill 30 enemies with explosion damage. Multiple 10 Bronze
Shootbang Kill 30 soldiers with head shots. This is easiest with a submachine gun or rifle. Multiple 10 Bronze
Empty Chamber Kill 30 enemies using melee strikes or a melee Weapon Part. Multiple 10 Bronze
Dropping Acid Dissolve 50 enemies with acid. Multiple 10 Bronze
Electric Lawnmower Kill 30 enemies using an electrified ripper blade. Craft an electric charge attachment to a weapon with a ripper core in order to have the correct weapon for this award. Multiple 10 Bronze
Overpowered Healing Use quick heal to heal yourself 20 times. Multiple 10 Bronze
Brave New World Obtain all trophies. N/A N/A Platinum

Hidden Achievements and Trophies

Many of the achievements/trophies are earned as you progress through the game. For example, as you complete a chapter or get through an area alive, you earn these rewards.

Others require you to collect items such as logs, circuits, or weapon parts. However, some require actions that would be out of the ordinary, and are therefore easy to miss if you do not know about them and know what to do.

Here are some tips to help you get those tougher or more obscure achievements/trophies.

Under a Buck

In Chapter 4, when you enter the admiral’s quarters, shoot the deer head on the wall to earn this award.

Space Ace

This award is earned while you are riding the shuttle down to Tau Volantis in Chapter 7. To get it, shoot down at least 70 targets.


In Chapter 9, get through the Way Station to the pump room without alerting any Feeders. Don’t aim at them with your weapon, and pick up objects with kinesis and throw them across the room to distract the Feeders so that you can get past them.

Drill Sergeant

While in Chapter 10, you must get past the large drill without taking any damage. Stay out of its way and use kinesis to slow it down so that you can shoot the controls in the middle.


To get this award, you need to kill at least five Cysts using the poisonous sterilization gas in Chapter 14. To do this, avoid killing the Cysts while you get to the controls.

Collect Peng

This little statue is tough to find. It is in the Reaper Barracks, which is an optional quest in Chapter 14. Look for it behind the large pump that is still running in the pump room. Use stasis to slow down the pump and then, as it moves to the right, grab the Peng with kinesis to pull it out of the pumping chamber. Check out the walkthrough for Chapter 14 of the game for a detailed explanation of how to get the Peng.

Killing Necromorphs

Many of the achievements/trophies are awarded for killing Necromorphs. Some are for dismembering limbs or killing them while they are in stasis.


Finally, there are a few achievements/trophies that are rewarded for upgrading your items and weapons. Be sure to upgrade your stasis first, and then your RIG. This will give you a reward. Then fully upgrade one of your weapons for another reward. Finally, fully upgrade four weapons and then select them all for your use during play to get another reward. (For more on Weapon Crafting, see the full article here.)


How to Unlock Award
Complete game in Casual Mode All game modes unlocked, Dead Space Legends Suit Set, Clip Circuit Set
Complete game in Normal Mode All game modes unlocked, Dead Space Legends Suit Set, Clip and Reload Circuit Sets
Complete game in Survivalist Mode All game modes unlocked, Dead Space Legends Suit Set, Clip, Reload, and Rate of Fire Circuit Sets
Complete game in Zealot Mode All game modes unlocked, Dead Space Legends Suit Set, Clip, Reload, Rate of Fire, and Damage Circuit Set
Complete game in Classic Mode The Devil Horns
Complete game in Pure Survival Mode Silver Part Set and Mega Resources
Complete game in Hardcore Mode Retro Mode
Beta Levels (100%) Silver Frame Set and Hostile Environment Suit
Collect all artifacts Silver Adaptor Set and S.C.A.F. Flight Suit
Collect Unitology artifacts Unitologist Circuit Set
Collect EarthGov artifacts EarthGov Circuit Set
Collect S.C.A.F. artifacts S.C.A.F. Circuit Set
Collect alien artifacts Alien Circuit Set
Collect all logs Silver Module Set
Collect all text logs Research Circuit Set
Collect all audio logs Comms Circuit Set
Collect all weapon parts Crafter’s Circuit Set and S.C.A.F. Deep Dig Suit
Collect all blueprints Builder’s Circuit Set
Collect all circuits Silver Attachment Set
Dead Space 2 save detected Planet Cracker Plasma Cutter
Mass Effect 3 save detected N7 suit
Complete Dead Space 3 demo in co-op mode Stasis support attachment

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