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:
|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…
|Time Lapse||Gain the Chronomancer Ability.|
|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.|
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.
Kill 666 Demons
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.
Shed 3000 gallons of demon blood
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.
Kill 150 demons from horseback
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.
Kill 150 enemies with items from the environment
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.
Kill 10 enemies with one Blade Geyser wrath attack
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.
Kill 5 duskbats without touching the ground
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.|
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.
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.
Max out all weapons and unlock all combat moves
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.
Kill 160 enemies while on the angelic beast
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
Destroy a helicopter during the apocalypse with a vehicle
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.
Defeat more angels than Ulthane
Description: Ride for 100 miles
Jump on Ruin and ride, and ride and ride. After 100 miles, this bad boy will unlock.
Ride for 100 miles
Description: Unlocked EVERYTHING
Unlock all the other achievements/trophies and this one will unlock too.