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Xbox 360 Achievements Guide: Bioshock

by: Anurag Ghosh ; edited by: Michael Hartman ; updated: 4/17/2012 • Leave a comment

With a unique morality-based storyline and excellent gameplay, Bioshock gave a pleasant shock to the gaming world. This article lists the best Bioshock achievements and useful tips on acquiring the achievements with ease.

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    Bioshock for the Xbox 360

    Bioshock Xbox360 Boxshots Bioshock for the Xbox 360 has an unimaginable storyline and a very engaging gameplay. Although the game is a first person shooter thriller, it looks more like a survival horror game with futuristic elements. One of the best features of Bioshock is story which is based on the moral decisions of the characters. The player’s decision triggers good and bad endings.

    A game like Bioshock needs no introduction. However, one of the game’s main attractions is its Xbox 360 achievements. Let’s take a look at the best Bioshock achievements in this in-depth achievement list:

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    Best Bioshock Achievements

    Completed Welcome:

    The Welcome to Rapture level has to be completed without any problems. You will automatically get entitled to this achievement and 10 gamerscore points. You can unlock the achievement after reaching the Medical Pavilion.

    Toaster in the Tub:

    This is one of the first Bioshock achievements to greet your achievements list. You will have to zap two splicers in water Welcome to Rapture to get this. The achievement carries 10 points.

    Maxed One Track and Maxed All Tracks:

    To complete the Maxed One Track successfully, you will have to buy each slot in one of the Tonic or Plasmid tracks. Remember that each track has four slots and there a total of four tracks. To achieve Maxed All Tracks successfully you will have to purchase every slot in all four tracks. The first one carries 20 gamerscore points and the second one 50 gamerscore points.

    Bought One Slot:

    This achievement carries 5 points. You will have to buy the first slot in any of the tonic or plasmid track.

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    Bioshock Screenshots

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    Research Achievements in Bioshock

    Prolific Photographer:

    When you capture at one photograph from each enemy type, including splicers, bouncer etc, you will unlock this achievement and 5 gamerscore points

    Research PhD:

    You can unlock this achievement once you have fully researched the last enemy group. Failing to research any enemy type will not unlock the Research PhD achievement. You will have to research every enemy types including all splicers (Nitro, Houdini etc.), bouncer, Rosie, Turret, flying drones and of course little sister.

    Researched a Splicer

    Capture a photograph of a Splicer with your Research Camera and unlock this achievement and 5 gamerscore points.

    Quality Research Photo:

    Capture a highest grade research photograph of any enemy group to unlock this achievement and earn 5 points.

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    Unlocking Weapon Upgrades Bioshock Achievements

    Upgraded a Weapon:

    Get a weapon upgrade to unlock this achievement and get 5 gamerscore points.

    One Fully Upgraded Weapon:

    You will have to upgrade a weapon completely to earn this achievement and 5 points.

    Two Fully Upgraded Weapons:

    When you upgrade two weapons completely, you are awarded this Bioshock achievement and 5 gamerscore points.

    Three Fully Upgraded Weapons:

    A total of three weapons upgraded completely can earn you 10 gamerscore points and unlock this achievement.

    Four Fully Upgraded Weapons:

    If you have upgraded four weapons completely, then this achievement is sure to be unlocked. You will also earn 10 gamerscore points.

    Five Fully Upgraded Weapons:

    When you have upgraded 5 weapons, this achievement will get unlocked and you will earn 10 gamerscore points.

    Weapon Specialist:

    You can achieve the Weapon Specialist achievement when you have obtained all upgrades for your arsenal.

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    Unlocking Inventor Achievements

    Ammo Inventor:

    Initially, you will get your materials at Fort Frolic. When you acquire all materials for each ammo type, just invent ammo by navigating through the list. After you have invented all ammo types, you will unlock this achievement and 25 bonus points.

    Basic Inventor

    This achievement will get unlocked after you invent your first item using the materials scattered around. You will also score 5 points.

    Avid Inventor:

    After you invent at least 100 items, you will achieve this and 10 gamerscore points. Just scavenge each corner for materials and invent only those items that are crucial.

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    Bioshock Achievements: Hacking

    One Successful Hack:

    Perform any hack successfully (more hacks coming up...) to unlock this achievement and 5 gamerscore points.

    Hacked a Security Bot:

    Hacking a security bot without any problems will make you entitled for this achievement and 10 gamerscore points.

    Hacked a Turret:

    Hacking a turret will earn you 10 gamerscore points and this achievement

    Hacked a Vending Machine:

    You can get this achievement and 10 gamerscore points once you have hacked a vending machine.

    Hacked a Security Camera:

    After hacking a security camera, you get this achievement and 10 gamerscore points. The camera is located in the Eternal Flame Crematorium on the Medical Pavillion.

    Hacked a Safe:

    This achievement can be unlocked after you hack a safe successfully. You will earn 10 gamerscore points. You can find the Safe in Dandy Dental.

    Skilled Hacker:

    If you complete 50 hacks successfully, you will certainly become a skilled hacker and earn 40 gamerscore points.

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    Bioshock: More Screenshots

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    Bioshock Achievements: Researching Enemy Types

    Splicers:

    Fully Researched Thug Splicer:

    Research the Thug Splicer completely to unlock this achievement and 10 gamerscore points.

    Fully Researched Gun Splicer

    When you have researched the Gun Splicer with your Research Camera, the achievement will be unlocked and you will earn 10 gamerscore points.

    Fully Researched Spider Splicer:

    You can unlock this achievement and 10 gamerscore points after you’ve researched your first spider splicer.

    Fully Researched Nitro Splicer:

    When you have researched the Nitro Splicer completely, you will have this achievement unlocked and 10 points awarded.

    Fully Researched Houdini Splicer:

    You will have to research any Houdini Splicer completely to unlock this achievement and earn 10 gamerscore points.

    Fully Researched Rosie:

    You will have to research the Bouncer from head to toe to unlock this achievement and 10 gamerscore points.

    Fully Researched Little Sister:

    When you have researched the Little Sister completely, you will have this achievement unlocked and 10 gamerscore points in your kitty.

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    Other Bioshock Achievements

    Little Sister Savior:

    You can unlock this achievement during the final showdown (the final cut scene). You will have to complete the game without harvesting any little sister. You will also earn 100 gamerscore points.

    Tonic Collector:

    There are three tracks for tonics—physical, combat and engineering. You will have to collect 53 tonics to unlock this achievement. Alternatively, you can invent tonics to unlock it. The achievement carries 50 points.

    Historian:

    You can unlock this achievement after collecting all audio diaries. There are 122 audio diaries in the game. The achievement carries 50 points.

    Seriously Good At This:

    Select the hardest difficulty setting and play the game from the beginning to the end in hard mode. This achievement will get unlocked during the final cut scene. You also get 40 gamerscore points.

    Dealt With Every Sister:

    There are 21 cute Little Sisters in Bioshock. You will have to rescue or harvest all of them to earn this achievement. To check your stats, press the start button. Below you will see three different icons indicating harvested, rescued and active Little Sisters. You can get a clear idea on how many you have harvested or rescued. When you unlock the achievement, you will get 40 gamerscore points.

    Lucky Winner:

    There are slot machines scattered on Fort Frolic. When you enter the area, first save your game. Then press the A button. You will unlock this achievement after you get a payout and $250 from the slot machines. You will have to get 3 dollar signs to hit the jackpot. The Lucky Winner achievement carries only ten points.

    Those were some of the best Bioshock Achievements. You can access the Bioshock Secret achievements list in this article.