Players: 1 SP, 2-4 Co-Op
Online Trophies: Yes - Infestations Co-Op mode
Cheat Codes Affect Trophies: No
Estimated Time to Platinum: 10 - 25 Hours
Minimum Playthroughs: 1
Collectible Trophies: Yes - Chronicler
Missable Trophies: N/A
Glitched Trophies: N/A

[top]Tips and Strategies

  • The Magnet Gun must be your best friend and most used weapon in this game.
  • Focus your Salvage on upgrading the Impact ability of the Nano Forge, it is the best out of the others and can obliterate half a dozen of bugs in a single blow if aimed well, it can also fend off incoming bugs who are coming to melee you.
  • Use the repair ability of the Nano Forge to fix up blocks and barriers to use as cover to use for reloading and healing.
  • Use melee on enemies close to you when the Nano Forge is empty of energy and you can't use any of its' abilities.
  • Use explosives effectively to quickly take out all attackers.
  • Locate and destroy spawn pods quickly or the enemies will keep on spawning.
  • Get rid of the Monolith 1st before attacking every other type of enemies, the Monoliths are these giant tower-looking moving polyps that have 3 moving tentacles and they have a green glow in the center and shoot some of it at you after a brief charge, it is highly explosive and even when evading you can end up getting damaged. The main purpose of Monoliths is to power all nearby enemies, they will be harder to kill and you will receive more damage from them. all enemies affected by Monoliths will be indicated with a bright green highlighting around them.
  • Use the Magnet Gun to throw bigger and much stronger enemies like the berserker and fire berserker off of cliffs to instant doom to save time, health & ammunition. The bigger Berserker which shoots green gas at you is too big to move with the Magnet Gun so you have to push it using large debris and explosives stay away from the green clouds it shoots at you because they stay there for a while and they are toxic.
  • Wraiths can turn invisible, they disorient your vision with their presence and they box you in a small area using a brown colored force field, these are the indicators that at least one or two Wraiths are nearby, walk slowly and keep your finger ready on the to blast any Wraiths away with Impact. Wraiths will 95% of the time will appear right in front of you and charge their laser attack, shooting them will not stop them from charging and using the Magnet Gun will take more time than you have to blast them away from you before they attack you. Using Impact will send them flying and falling to the ground, use the chance to aim a rifle or a shotgun at them and blast away.
  • Destroy any buildings to get as many Salvage as you can get and then purchase the Autopsy upgrade to get even more Salvage from each kill you score.


1- Play the game on Normal to get a feel for the game, anyone who is familiar with Red Faction can most likely start on Insane and do well without any frustration.
2- Play on Insane playthrough for the trophy and to clean up all missed trophies from earlier playthrough.
3- Start Infestation mode and work your way to getting every trophy for it.


Red Faction: Armageddon Master
Unlock all Trophies in Red Faction: Armageddon.

Obtain all trophies in the game.

Unto The Breach
Gain entry into the Terraformer.

Story Related.

You will earn this trophy at the end of the chapter Armageddon.

Secrets Long Buried
Remove the Seal.

Story Related.

You will earn this trophy at the end of the chapter Dig Site.

We're Not Alone
Make it back to civilization.

Story Related.

You will earn this trophy at the end of the chapter Outbreak.

Escort the convoy.

Story Related.

You will earn this trophy at the end of the chapter Road To Bastion.

Things Fall Apart
Destroy the Water Filtration Plant.

Story Related.

You will earn this trophy at the end of the chapter Ice Mines.

Survival of the Fittest
Make it to the surface.

Story Related.

You will earn this trophy at the end of the chapter On The Run.

I'm All You've Got
Defend the Red Faction.

Story Related.

You will earn this trophy at the end of the chapter The Red Faction.

Weather The Storm
Destroy the Jamming Devices.

Story Related.

You will earn this trophy at the end of the chapter Relay Stations.

Family Business
Defeat the Mantis.

Story Related.

You will earn this trophy at the end of the chapter Hale.

Must Go Faster
Travel to the Marauder homelands.

Story Related.

You will earn this trophy at the end of the chapter Must Go Faster.

Old Friends, Older Enemies
Safely escort Winters through the depths.

Story Related.

You will earn this trophy at the end of the chapter Air Support.

Plan B
Fins out how to reach the lair.

Story Related.

You will earn this trophy at the end of the chapter Older Enemies.

Knock, Knock
Open up the secret entrance.

Story Related.

You will earn this trophy at the end of the chapter The Road Less Travelled.

Make it through to the lair.

Story Related.

You will earn this trophy at the end of the chapter Knock, Knock.

One Big, Ugly Motha***
Defeat the source of it all.

Story Related.

You will earn this trophy at the end of the chapter The Queen.

That Coulda Gone Better
Finish the Single Player game on Hard Difficulty.

Simply finish the game on hard, Difficulty trophies do stack and all unlocks, upgrades and salvage carries over in NG+

I Need A Nap
Finish the Single Player game on Insane Difficulty.

Finish the game on Insane, Difficulty trophies do stack and all upgrades, unlocks and salvage carries over in NG+

I suggest playing the game on the easiest difficulty to get a feel of what the game is like and then play Infestations mode and earn all trophies for it, all salvage and abilities earned in the 1st playthrough will carry over to infestations and then all salvage earned in infestations will carry over to the next NG+ playthrough on Insane, once you reach the 1st upgrade station, you will have enough salvage to purchase all remaining upgrades and that will make Insane a breeze.

Breathe Easy
Put an end to the threat, once and for all.

Story Related.

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Kill 175 enemies while in the L.E.O. exoskeleton.

The EXO is available since early in the game but you won't have enough enemies then to get this trophy, there is another chapter where you get to use an EXO again, you should get it then since enemies are plenty. It is in a sense a story related trophy because the number is not exaggerated to the extinct where you have to play more than 1 playthrough to get this trophy as well as similar ones.

Ooooh Yeah!
Kill 5 enemies with one L.E.O. shoulder bash.

In the level: Road to Bastion. While in the LEO Exo Suit, you must run down 5 enemies and kill them. After the Gondola, head on route and two Monolith enemies will appear from the ground. There will be around 8 Creepers that start coming your way. Line them up and smash into the group by pressing . If you mess up you can always reload the checkpoint.

Martian Drive-By
Kill 100 enemies while in the Marauder Scout Walker.

A pretty easy trophy because enemies are plentiful during the Scout Walker sequence, just make sure you check your compass for red dots and make sure to bring down all buildings to make sure you kill all enemies inside.

Hit 'N Run
Kill an enemy by ramming them with the Inferno GX.

The Inferno GX is available in the Air Support chapter, simple fly your plane into an enemy and it will die upon impact.

Destroy 100 Pods while piloting the Mantis.

The Mantis sequence is 2nd to last in the game and there is two parts to it, one before a cut scene and one after, after the cut scene you will be driving through in the caves and fighting a lot of aliens and other live structures like Monoliths, Tentacles and Pods, use the infrared vision by clicking and destroy anything yellow, this way you will make sure not to miss any pods in the way and by the time the sequence ends you should have this trophy.

Listen to 40 Audio Logs.

It actually means collect 40 Audio Logs but since you are forced to listen to them and cannot skip them so it says "Listen to"

Anyway, Just like every other item in the game there will be a glow of light to indicate them so they are pretty easy to spot but it is very easy to miss one or 2, I played through the game thoroughly and ended up with 34/40 Audio Logs.

Here is a video to to indicate the location of every Audio Log:

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Find 200 piles of salvage.

A pile of Salvage is this big, bright white and blue contraption that at the start of the game will give you a total of 30 salvage and it steadily increases per pile as you progress through the game. you should get this trophy half way to a little later in the game because salvage piles are plenty in the game and are usually together in a group of 2 & 3.

Gather 25,000 total salvage.

This is another easy trophy but you have to be actively looking for and collecting salvage instead of just speeding through the game or you will miss it. always look for salvage piles, and destroy big buildings and shops to get more salvage that is dropped with the debris & lastly purchase the autopsy upgrade to get more salvage for each enemy you kill, how much salvage you get is dependent on the enemy type.

Money Well Spent
Buy out any one Upgrade ring.

There is a total of 4 rings of upgrades in the game, the 1st ring is unlocked from the start of the game and it contains 6 upgrades each requiring 1,000 Salvage each for 6,000 total, which is easily obtained by playing 2-3 hours into the game. once you have enough salvage, purchase all upgrades in the most inner ring and you will get this trophy.

Martian Can Opener
Buy every Upgrade.

There is a total of 34 upgrades and you need exactly 37,000 salvage to get all upgrades. The best place to farm Salvage is in Infestations mode because all salvage and upgrades earned in Infestations carry over to the campaign mode and vice versa.

Buy a Cheat.

Cheats become available for buying after beating the game the 1st time, the cheapest cheats are for unlimited ammo for the guns and they are 5,000 salvage each, These cheats DO NOT DISABLE TROPHIES (:

It's All In The Wrist
Send an enemy at least 30 meters with Impact.

There are two ways to get this trophy, 1- send an enemy flying of a cliff. 2- face a Berserker at point blank, aim up to his face and fire, preferably having all Impact upgrades purchased, that will send him flying backwards and upwards and with his mass he will surely fly 30 meters before touching the ground again.

Kill 5 enemies in one shot with Impact.

I would recommend doing this with a fully upgraded Impact, just wait for a lot creepers to swarm you and then blast away. It can be a little tricky because the enemies further away from you will be damaged but not dead so a I suggest is to use a couple of shots from your assault rifle on every creeper and then let them come to you and then use Impact, you should be able to get the trophy then.

Zero G War
Kill 50 Shockwaved enemies before they hit the ground.

This is done with the Shockwave upgrade purchased at an upgrade station for 1000 Salvage. Press and then to activate. The smaller enemies will die and you wont even have to shoot them, larger enemies you can kill. You should get this real fast.

Hold Still
Kill 6 enemies in one use of Shockwave.

Just like Impact purchase all Shockwave upgrades and wait for a lot of Creepers to swarm you and then activate shockwave to kill them off and earn this trophy.

Lock And Load
Keep Berserk active for at least 21 seconds in one use.

Again purchase all Berserk upgrades to get this trophy more easily, once you activate it, it will stay active for a few seconds and the timer will reset every time you make a kill, it takes about 10 kills to get to 21 seconds of active time of Berserk, There are plenty of places to get this trophy but mainly towards the end of the game when you are trying to find and kill off the tentacles of the queen, because you are constantly being attacked by all kinds of enemies.

Back At Ya!
Make an enemy kill themselves while shooting at your Shell.

Send an enemy at least 50 meters with the Magnet Gun.

this needs to be done outside of the caves, use the magnet gun on an enemy and then shoot a far off building so the enemy get dragged all the way over there. Inside the caves there aren't any big places for an attempt at this trophy.

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This video demonstrates how to do it and a bit of an estimate of what 50 meters is like in the game and just how much he struggled to get it.

Martian Matchmaker
Fire an enemy into another enemy with the Magnet Gun.

Very simple, 1st make sure Aim Assist is enabled because it will help in getting this, 2nd as soon as you get the magnet gun there should be loads and loads of aliens from then on in the caves. aim with and quickly fire with before the target leaps away, then find another target and repeat the process and once they collide you should get this trophy. Obstacles may stop enemies from colliding into each other so just repeat the process till it works or you can clear the room of debris and then try it.

Use the Magnet Gun to fling debris BACK at a Tentacle.

Tentacles are these large beings that sprout from the ground and they grab debris and throw it at you, when one of them do that then pick up that object back and fire it at them and you should get this trophy in a few seconds.

In. The. Face!
Kill one of each enemy type with the Maul.

Kill one of each of these enemy types with the Maul:

  • Creeper
  • Alpha Creeper
  • Ravager
  • Wraith
  • Berserker
  • Behemoth
  • Pod
  • Monolith

  • Warrior
  • Herald

***Not sure if the sheva counts towards this trophy under Cultists but I recommend killing the very 1st sheva in the game in the very 1st chapter with the Maul just to be safe.

What Is Best In Life?
Perform melee finishers on 25 Creepers (single player only).

creepers are the smallest of enemies and they attack mostly from close range so once one of them approaches you then just hit and Darius will stomp it in the face for an insta-kill. There will be a bar in the top left side that records your progress so you wouldn't need to keep a record of your progress.

Boom Goes The Dynamite
Kill 2 other enemies with a single exploding Berserker.

You need to get a Berserker to explode and kill 2 other enemies. When you reach the excavator and power it on. Just focus your shots on the Berserker that comes up on the left. When he is weak (when he starts to glow), change to your magnet gun and shoot him with it. Now shoot close to a group of enemies and it will explode, killing some of them and unlocking the trophy. You can always retry if you reload your last checkpoint.

Crack Shot
Kill a Wraith before it re-sheaths.

Wraiths have the ability to go invisible and that is what "re-sheath" means, they 95% of the time will appear right in front of you and start charging their attack, if you start shooting them they will stop and disappear because they are very careful and they relatively more health than other enemies in the same class/size. So the only good way is to blast them away with Impact as soon as they appear, this way there will be a few seconds available to you to run towards them and blast away with your shotgun before they get up and disappear again.

There are a few other weapons that work well if the shotgun isn't available but I thought it was very good at dispatching enemies of that class/size, especially with the weapon upgrades that affected it like Stopping Power.

Finish waves 1 through 10 on any map in Infestation.

There is no difficulty requirement for the Infestations mode trophies so just set it to Casual and grab a partner and you can easily get this trophy in 30 minutes.

Finish waves 1 through 20 on any map in Infestation.

There is no difficulty requirement for the Infestations mode trophies so just set it to Casual and grab a partner and you can easily get this trophy in 30 minutes.

Honorary Mason
Finish waves 1 through 30 on any map in Infestation.

There is no difficulty requirement for the Infestations mode trophies so just set it to Casual and grab a partner and you can easily get this trophy in 30 minutes.

Bug Hunt
Finish at least one wave on each map in Infestation.

There are a total of 16 Infestation maps to complete. You have access to 8 of these maps from the start and then you have to unlock the other variants of each map by completing 5 waves on that map. Also you can do the waves in random order or consecutively but wave 1 through 5 would be preferred because they are the easiest out of the 30 waves on each map.

Field Surgeon
Perform Revival 25 times in Infestation.

When your partner goes down you have to haul ass too him before he dies and once you get there hold down to revive him and thats +1/25 towards this trophy, it is very easy to die on on waves 20 through 30 and if you have the difficulty settings set up high. but at the same time they are easily boostable by just standing there waiting to get killed and revived 25 times and you get this trophy.

All For One, One For All
Finish a 4 player Infestation game beyond wave 9 without anyone bleeding out.

Pretty easy, simply set the difficulty to Casual and grab 3 more players and play any mission beyond # 9 on any map and you should get this trophy provided no one dies, but it would be very hard to die on under those conditions.

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