Darksiders has a total of 43 achievements/trophies. These are awarded for experiencing a large amount of the game’s campaign, levelling up and fitting out War, nabbing the majority of the collectibles and undergoing some additional miscellaneous tasks. Below you’ll find a categorised list of the achievements/trophies in the game and how you can unlock each one.

Story Progression Achievements/Trophies

There are 21 story related achievements/trophies and as long as you complete the main storyline you cannot miss any of these. Here’s a list of said achievements/trophies:

Name Unlock
Death Dealer Meet Vulgrim.
To Move A Mountain Collect the Earthcaller.
Prison Break Free Samael from his prison.
Chasm Jumper Gain the Shadowflight Ability.
Elemental Thief Collect the Cross-blade.
Like A Bat Outta Hell Defeat Tiamat.
Don’t Make Me Angry Collect the Chaos Form Ability.
One Tough Cookie Meet Ulthane.
Tremor Bringer Collect the Tremor Gauntlet.
Rocked Your Face Off Defeat The Griever.
An Old Friend Collect Mercy.

Story Progression Achievements/Trophies continued…

Name Unlock
Time Lapse Gain the Chronomancer Ability.
Reunited Obtain Ruin.
Ashes to Ashes Defeat The Stygian.
Reach Out And Touch Somebody Collect the Abyssal Chain.
One Mean Mother Defeat Silitha.
Into the Void Collect the Voidwalker.
Payback’s A B**** Defeat Straga.
Sight Beyond Sight Collect the Mask of Shadows.
Ultimate Blade Forge the Armageddon Blade.
The Final Challenger? Defeat The Destroyer.

Game Completion Achievements/Trophies

These three achievements will unlock once you complete the game on the specified difficulty. Please note if you do complete the game on the Apocalyptic difficulty, it will also unlock the achievements/trophies for the lesser difficulties. If you do one run through the game on the Apocalyptic difficulty you can earn all three at once.

Name How to Unlock
You Call This Easy? COMPLETE the game on EASY difficulty.
Balance Restored COMPLETE the game on NORMAL difficulty.
The True Horseman COMPLETE the game on APOCALYPTIC difficulty.

Combat-Based Achievement/Trophies

Slayer

Description: Kill 666 Demons.

You need to kill 666 demons. Although it sounds like a lot, you should earn this milestone at some point around the end of the Hollows and will definitely earn it before the end of the game.

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Slayer

Kill 666 Demons

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River of Blood

Description: Shed 3000 gallons of Demon blood

Just continue to kill demons, you will earn this before you complete the game. To speed up the process use War’s finisher attacks – they tend to spill a lot more blood than a standard kill.

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Rivers of Blood

Shed 3000 gallons of demon blood

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Horseman

Description: Kill 150 Demons on Horseback

Once you have acquired Ruin, you will be able to swing your sword at enemies from horseback. Just kill 150 baddies whilst mounted to unlock the achievement/trophy.

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Horseman

Kill 150 demons from horseback

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Improvised Kills

Description: Kill 150 enemies with items from the environment

Use environmental objects to kill 150 enemies. These can include cars, tables and other pick up and toss-able objects. You can also pick up objects such as fence palings to use as weapons. Once you have killed the specified amount, this bad boy will unlock.

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Improvised Kills

Kill 150 enemies with items from the environment

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Devastator

Description: Kill 10 enemies with one Blade Geyser wrath attack

To do this you’ll need to do as the description suggests and kill 10 enemies simultaneously with a single blade geyser attack. You should attempt to do this against a crowd of weaker enemies such as the zombies or the spider hatchlings in the Iron Canopy.

The easiest spot to do this is in a room close to the start of the Iron Canopy. The room required is the one whose floor consists of a spider web and there is a stone block that can be moved around. Jump onto the block and throw cross-blades at each of the groups of small spiders around the room to make them aggressive. When they all gather together around the base of the block, jump down next to them and use the Blade Geyser attack.

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Devastator

Kill 10 enemies with one Blade Geyser wrath attack

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High Flier

Description: Kill 5 Duskwings without touching the ground

Duskwings are weak and can be instantly killed with a double jump and finisher attack. You need to find a group of five or more and once you have action-killed the first bat, double jump towards the next one and hit the action button to start the next finisher. Continue to double jump between the bats until you have hit five.

The best place to attempt this is in the shadow arena challenge that challenges you to eliminate enemies by action button finishers only, or hanging around outside the Twilight Cathedral.

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High Flier

Kill 5 duskbats without touching the ground

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Collectibles Achievements/Trophies

These seven achievements are tied into collecting a number of different items throughout the game including: the Abyssal Armour Set, various forms of Artefacts, Life Stones, Wrath Shards and unlocking all of War’s abilities. All of these should be obtainable before the end the game.

Name How to Unlock
Full Power Collect the maximum amount of Life Stones.
Wrath of War Collect the maximum amount of Wrath Cores.
World Raider Collect all 27 Artefacts.
Legendary Form Collect all 10 pieces of the Abyssal Armor Set.
Wrath Machine Purchase all four wrath powers from Vulgrim.
Reaper Purchase the Scythe weapon from Vulgrim.
Treasure Hunter Search 150 Caskets.

Miscellaneous Achievements/Trophies

The following five achievements/trophies were a little hard to narrow down into one of the other categories and they require you to do a pair of in-game challenges, max out War’s weaponry, get a contextual takedown on a helicopter and earn all the achievements/trophies int he game.

Battle Hardened

Description: Max out all weapons and unlock all combat moves

To unlock this trophy/achievement, you must purchase the scythe from Vulgrim, acquire the tremor gauntlet from The Hollows and complete the Armageddon Blade. You will then need to level each of these weapons to level 4 (don’t bother with the Chaoseaster as the trophy/achievement will unlock even if you haven’t levelled it when you pick up the already maxed-out Armageddon Blade).

You will also need to purchase all the weapon moves from Vulgrim up to their highest ranks.

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Battle Hardened

Max out all weapons and unlock all combat moves

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Aerial Predator

Description: Kill 160 enemies while on the angelic beast

On your way to the Twilight Cathedral, you will reach a point where War will hijack an angelic beast. Save the game here! This achievement/trophy requires you to kill 160 enemies during the subsequent flying sequence and this can prove quite difficult.

If you miss it the first time, reload your game and keep trying until you get it.

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Aerial Predator

Kill 160 enemies while on the angelic beast

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Open Air Parking

Description: Destroy a helicopter during the apocalypse with a vehicle

Cruise through the Apocalypse area (prologue) until you see the Gatekeeper fall onto the road. At this point, quickly grab a car nearby and look up and towards the Gatekeeper, you will see a helicopter coming your way, nail this with the car for the achievement/trophy

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Open Air Parking

Destroy a helicopter during the apocalypse with a vehicle

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Who’s Counting?

Description: Defeat more angels than Ulthane

After you meet Ulthane and the counter appears at the top of the screen, save the game. This is where we will attempt another missable achievement/trophy. During the next section of the game, you will travel with Ulthane around the next area. If you can manage to kill more angels that Ulthane does in this time, you will earn this trophy/achievement.

If you can’t beat him the first time, reload and try again until successful. Note that you can draw with Ulthane and still get the achievement.

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Whos Counting

Defeat more angels than Ulthane

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Dark Rider

Description: Ride for 100 miles

Jump on Ruin and ride, and ride and ride. After 100 miles, this bad boy will unlock.

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Dark Rider

Ride for 100 miles

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BFA

Description: Unlocked EVERYTHING

Unlock all the other achievements/trophies and this one will unlock too.

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BFA

Unlocked EVERYTHING!

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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    THQ
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, XB 360, XB One
  • Genre
    Action Adventure
  • Guide Release
    7 March 2015
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
  • Guide Author
    Paul Williams

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Accused of prematurely triggering the end of the world, War, the first horseman of the apocalypse is cast down to Earth, stripped of all his powers and forced to contend with the legions of heaven and hell. On an epic quest for redemption, War must confront hideous monsters, slowly re-build his power, battle huge bosses and seek help in unlikely places in order to discover and reveal those that betrayed him. Welcome to Darksiders!

Let us guide you through War’s journey every step of the way. Our comprehensive guide will provide you with:

  • Complete walkthrough from beginning to end including all collectibles and upgrades.
  • Winning strategies to take down the assortment of nasty bosses.
  • Locations of every Demonic Artefact.
  • Locations of every piece of the Abyssal Armour Set.
  • Locations of every Wrath Core and Life Stone.
  • Locations of every normal and legendary Enhancement.
  • Achievement/trophy unlock guide.

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