Bulletstorm Achievements

Blood Symphony

Complete the Campaign on Very Hard Difficulty    

All difficulty achievements stack, so completing the game on Very Hard will net you the achievement for Hard, Normal and Easy/Very Easy.

Very Hard difficulty isn't actually all that hard but obviously it isn't going to be a walk in the park like Very Easy! Below are a few tips to take into consideration:

  • If you can use cover like a wall or pillar, use it. There's no point standing out in the open getting hit, when you can pop out, shoot and take cover.
  • Your health regenerates at the same normal rate as the lower difficulties, so don't be too scared if you start getting hit. Just take cover and let it recover.
  • Using quick and cheap Skillshots will come very helpful. A kick then another into spikes is a quick and easy way for a kill and saves ammo. Same for letting enemies fall to their death.
  • Upgrades cost more this time around. So coming back to the point above, if you can get Skill shots that don't mean you have to fire your weapon, then do them!
  • Don't rush in. If you don't know the level layout ahead or what's coming, then don't just go in guns blazing as you'll be more likely to die and be using up much needed ammo!
  • Quick Kills! Don't waste ammo shooting at the stomach or chest of the enemies, it'll only take longer to kill them! Shoot for the head/throat etc for a quicker kill!
  • Use those multi kill Skillshots. Why take one enemy out at a time when you can use your Thumper to get multiple kills in one.
  • Use the objects around you. If you see a Venus man-eater, don't waste ammo; kick, slide or Leash the enemy into it. The same goes for Hotdog carts or even a barrel. Don't take them out one by one when a barrel can net you 5 in one explosion!

If by any chance you're struggling on any of the Chapters go HERE for a complete walkthrough of each Act and Chapter thanks to TheSeraphim17.


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User Comments
Comment #1 by Silence
Thursday, February 03, 2011 @ 02:39:48 PM


Comment #2 by Valen Xero
Monday, February 07, 2011 @ 08:51:13 PM

Played the demo, this achievement seems really easy.

Comment #3 by psxgamer
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 @ 12:33:39 PM

Can you change the difficulty midway the game?

Comment #4 by Failguy
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 @ 02:38:21 PM

Yes you can

Comment #5 by DMichaels86
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 @ 12:15:07 PM

can you change the difficulty to very hard right before you beat the game and get all the difficulty achievements?

Comment #6 by XTREME SUASAGE
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 @ 07:04:16 PM

i wish that would work who knows give it a try and let us know

Comment #7 by Matt9340
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 12:17:51 AM

Just tried changing difficulty to Very Hard right as I entered the escape pod...didn't work only got the ones for Normal and Easy

Comment #8 by evllmatt9
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 10:52:33 PM

in the chapter select menu it shows the highest difficulty completed for each individual act. i bet u can pop around but you definitely have to finish every act on very hard.

Comment #9 by Vargas 924
Friday, February 25, 2011 @ 12:46:42 AM

If I start a new game on very hard will I have to get the news bots and other collectables over again ?

Comment #10 by CATATON1C
Friday, February 25, 2011 @ 05:50:16 AM

You can just re-do the previous missions from the chapter select; no need to create a new game.

Comment #11 by Hells Shaggy
Friday, February 25, 2011 @ 08:29:50 PM

I'm on 6-2 on very hard. got stuck because I can't kill those green blowy up acid things fast enough to stop them from breaking my elevator thing. :(

Comment #12 by mcshanerd
Saturday, February 26, 2011 @ 10:08:25 PM

How many chapters and acts are there? Just got the game today.

Comment #13 by MytMowse
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 05:01:18 AM

Hells Shaggy - What I did is I grabbed the chain gun, once I got to the button to start the elevator. I dropped the gun (so the battery doesn't run out so fast) I hit the button.

Once those sexy creatures start to crawl up the middle I start shooting with your normal weapon, kill those few. Then when you need to reload grab that chain gun and start shooting. It will still probably run out before you reach the top but it should be pretty much close to the top and it shouldn't fall.

Comment #14 by sixfortyone
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 11:22:31 AM

Hells Shaggy, my advice for this point of the game would be to pay attention to the pattern that the creatures crawl in (usually one on the right, two on the left, and then another much faster one on the right). You'll want to be using the PMC - without aiming down the sights. It also may help to turn down the sensitivity temporarily for this part, as there is such a small margin that you're firing on.

Comment #15 by BluffDarqfox
Tuesday, March 01, 2011 @ 02:33:46 AM


Comment #16 by DragonKnight1082
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 @ 06:38:54 PM

@ mcshanerd

it go's up to Act 7 Chapter 2

Comment #17 by SuziWalker
Thursday, March 03, 2011 @ 06:08:54 PM

I'm finding Act 7/Chapter 1 so difficult to complete, this is the only level I have left to complete on 'Very Hard' difficulty. I'm on the section where you have to defeat the four Mini-Bosses and all the other soldiers in the one room with the staircase. It's really getting on my nerves now, any hints?


Comment #18 by W0LF SKULLS
Friday, March 04, 2011 @ 12:22:25 AM

@ girlgamer the thumper is your friend

Comment #19 by SuziWalker
Friday, March 04, 2011 @ 06:54:49 AM

I'm gonna give it another shot in a few minutes. I had to sleep on it, got too frustrated. Is there a good place to be that provides enough cover?


Comment #20 by dood of life
Sunday, March 06, 2011 @ 08:37:48 AM

thumper + charged boneduster = a lot of charred skeletons

Comment #21 by Suspence808
Monday, March 07, 2011 @ 03:57:01 PM

This game is pretty good, can't wait to try it on very hard, about to finish on normal.
Any thing different on very hard?

Comment #22 by CellFrame
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 04:50:00 AM

Yes, there is: the thumper, ammunition, unlocking weapons and updates are extremely expensive on very hard.

Comment #23 by Deviss516
Saturday, March 12, 2011 @ 12:53:55 PM

easy way to do the staircase is to kill guy with minigun grab it run up the stairs and its simple from there just finished on very hard today pretty easy compared to other hardest diffuctly achivements

Comment #24 by PICKLE SQU1D
Saturday, March 12, 2011 @ 05:25:28 PM

Ok I played through on normal it was pretty easy but that one part on act 6
or 7 when you have to fight all those minibosses in that small area along with
all the other stuff shooting at you this one could be a pain in the ass
if you ask me but im still gonna get it

Comment #25 by self360
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 @ 08:10:02 AM

piece of piss!

Comment #26 by UltimateAuron32
Thursday, March 17, 2011 @ 08:30:29 PM

@20 that is pretty much how im going to do Very Hard, that even works on most
bosses too, not major ones like that freaking crazy plant on mega-steroids...

so far this game doesnt feel that hard on very hard, just find myself in cover a
bit more, thats about it really.

Comment #27 by Leeluhm
Friday, March 25, 2011 @ 03:21:16 AM

I'm just wondering if I complete the game on Very hard first go though the game,
will I get the Very easy, Easy and Hard achievements?

Thanks. :]

Comment #28 by CellFrame
Sunday, March 27, 2011 @ 06:22:08 AM

Yes, u will get all difficulty achievements.

Comment #29 by jmannx
Monday, April 11, 2011 @ 11:34:26 PM

@17 That was really the only part I had trouble with as well.

Comment #30 by Hoitech117
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 @ 03:12:51 PM

this game is f*ck*ng awesome but its too easy, even on very hard. i wish there was also an achievement called 'orchestral 0wnge'-u have to get 5 kills in 3 seconds between each other but then, looking at the other cheevoes, that wont work out.

Comment #31 by catcher5.55
Sunday, May 01, 2011 @ 12:24:32 PM

did it last night. it was quite fun. just use thumper in the early levels. twoards the end the cannonball and drill are your best friend. the charged cannonball will take out any miniboss if shot well

Comment #32 by Coitey
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 06:21:24 PM

Comment #33 by SilentAdvam
Thursday, June 02, 2011 @ 02:30:47 AM

Even though this was one of the easiest "Complete on the Hardest Difficulty" games, I have to say that I had more fun getting this one rather than others like COD, Halo, or Gears :D

Comment #34 by mrdutchoven69
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 @ 07:12:23 AM

You could play any act on very easy and switch it right before it ends to very hard, and I'm sure you'll get the chieve.. I did it at the end to see if it would give me the achievement and it didn't, however, when I looked through chapters it gave me credit for beating that whole act on very hard and all I did while on VH was jump in the pod.. Soin that part with all the mini bosses, just play on easy until they are dead and switch it to VH.

Comment #35 by l1u3k7e
Sunday, July 03, 2011 @ 12:16:55 AM

Two more Acts to go for this one. Hasent been to hard.

Comment #36 by Sigmund666
Sunday, September 04, 2011 @ 03:05:41 AM

Just play once on very easy, than you'll keep the credits you have gotten on that level. First 3 levels are challenging, all the rest is a breeze since you have tons of credits to spend on upgrades and all.

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Game Info
Electronic Arts


US February 22, 2011
Europe February 25, 2011

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