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Poker Night 2

Poker Night 2 Achievement Guide

Guide By: animusVOXone
There are 18 achievements with a total of 400 points.


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Overview:
-Estimated achievement difficulty: 4/10 
- Offline: 18 [400]
- Online: 0
- Approximate time for 4008-10 Hours (Depends on Poker Skill)
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: N/A
- Missable achievements: None
- Does difficulty affect Achievements?: N/A
- Unobtainable achievements: None
- Avatar Awards: Yes
- Unlockable Gamerpics: N/A
- Are there any cheat codes?: No 
- In-game items being transferred to another game: Yes (Poker Night 2 has items that can be transferred to Borderlands 2).
- In-game items are glitched: Yes (More information about it can be found in the introduction to the RoadMap).

Introduction:
The chips are down and the ante is up in this sentence already bursting with poker clichés! Take the fifth seat in Poker Night 2, at a table featuring Claptrap (Borderlands 2), Brock Samson (The Venture Bros.), Ash (Army of Darkness) and Sam (Sam and Max series). So play to win because winning unlocks unique skins and heads to use in Borderlands 2 and exclusive avatar items! Your dealer is GLaDOS (Portal series), but at no point will you be considered as a candidate for a visit to Aperture Science’s Enrichment Center. Unless you lose. If you win a tournament with a felt, chips, and a deck with the same theme (Like the "The Venture Bros" for example) then you're in for a surprise. The two types of tournaments that the player can participate in includes, "Texas Hold'em and Omaha."


The amount of playthroughs depends on if "The Player" wins or losses a lot. There is a problem with the items gained in the game that can be transferred to "Borderlands 2" as well. There has been many complaints about people not being able to get their Borderlands 2 gear from Poker Night 2. (I'm still having this problem myself.) The best way of getting your items from Poker Night 2 to Borderlands 2 is to send a ticket to "Shift" and to provide a screenshot of the five bounty items that you unlocked. (This includes, Sam's banjo, Claptrap's 2012 Spike VGA Award, the Necronomicon, Mysterious Orb, and Glados's Paranoia Core." I've heard this way works, but haven't tried it yet. Your bounty items should be located in the game's "options." Then just scroll until you find them.
Here is a picture of all the bounty items:

Story:
The Player (you) arrive at "The Inventory" in a limo and is ready to play some poker. This building is full of secret rooms and you meet "Brock Samson," who leads you to one of these top secret rooms of "The Inventory." The area has a bar, stage, and poker area. There are also characters like "Mad Moxxi" (Bartender (Non-Playable) and "Claptrap's bandit friend" (Non-Playable) - Borderlands1/2" and "Max" (Non-Playable, Only playable in the original Poker Night) - Sam and Max. There are the main characters that were introduced in the "Introduction" as well as the greeter and announcer (the guy with the captain hat and red robe on). As well as the mysterious owner. Now is the time to go big or go home. 


Abbreviated Walkthrough:
* Before we begin here are some links where you can buy Poker Night 2 for the Xbox 360 and a guide for the unlockables and rewards:


Useful Links: 
Download Link (Xbox.com) - 444.17MB
Avatar Awards and Unlockables Guide (Thanks Doktor Wilhelm).

The quickest way to earn all 400 is by playing in Omaha tournaments and going "All-In" every hand. With any luck, other characters will call and you can quickly eliminate the competition. If you are going to lose the hand, dashboard out. It is important to pay attention to the win percentage probability meter under the characters names (see below). Then from the main menu, select continue tournament and you will either go back to a previous save point or if you dashboarded out after the first hand, you will begin a new tournament, but you do not lose the buy-in from the previous tournament. With this method I was able to 100% the game in about 5-6 hours.

*Note: It is smart to just play the first hand normal and not use the "All-In" method so the game can have a save point.

Notes & Tips:

Poker Items and themes:
Below is a run-down of how many tokens it will take to unlock each theme.

  • Borderlands: Chips (20), Deck (40), Felt (60) - Total: 120 Tokens
  • Sam & Max: Chips (25), Deck (50), Felt (70) - Total: 145 Tokens
  • Venture Bros: Chips (35), Deck (70), Felt (105) - Total: 210 Tokens
  • Army of Darkness: Chips (60), Deck (120), Felt (180) - Total: 360 Tokens
  • Portal: Chips (120), Deck (240), Felt (360) - Total: 720 Tokens


Winning a Tournament earns you 100 tokens. second place 50, third place 20, fourth place 10.

Freezing issues:
There has been an issue of freezing in the game. So beware that at anytime the game could freeze on you and without any warning.

Dashboard Out:
If you feel like you are about to lose a hand, or are guaranteed to lose a hand, you can dashboard out and the tournament will save to a previous point. This is effective when going for the $1-million dollar bankroll Achievement because you could go "All-In" and if you are going to lose the hand, you can dashboard out. This is most effective when playing against the final character in the tournament.

*Note: You must play at least one-hand before dashboarding out for the game to have a save point.

Omaha Over Hold 'em:
It is the overall belief that an Omaha tournament is easier to win and I agree. Not only do you get two more hole cards to choose from, it seems as if you get much better hands while playing Omaha. 

Mop-Up:
* The player will be able to get achievements, while playing the game. The game will take a bit of grinding to earn the $1 million dollars though.

Conclusion:
The game is fun and has funny dialogue and actions that the characters say and do. If your a fan of Borderlands, Sam and Max, the Venture Brothers, and Evil Dead as well as a poker fan then this is the game for you. Make sure to keep your hand hidden and have fun defeating opponents with your mighty poker skills.

[XBA would like to thank UnarmedReaper07 for this Roadmap]



One Hand Clapping10
Won a hand.   (4) 

Unlocks after winning your first hand.

I Tournament to Do That15
Won a tournament.   

Unlocks after winning your first tournament (can be Hold 'em or Omaha).

We'll Drink to That10
Purchased a drink.   (3) 

While it is your turn, press  to bring up the Help & Tutorial Menu and press  to select Order Drinks. Select which character you wish to buy a drink for, then select Buy.

Note: Each Drink costs 5 Tokens, which are unlocked by winning hands/tournaments.

Felt Up10
Purchased a felt.   

See "Deck the Halls."

Chip on Your Shoulder10
Purchased a set of chips.   

See "Deck the Halls."

Joint Venture25
Unlocked the Venture Bros theme.   

See "This Was a Triumph."

Border Crossing25
Unlocked the Borderlands theme.   

See "This Was a Triumph."

Army Surplus25
Unlocked the Army of Darkness theme.   

See "This Was a Triumph."

Sam to the Max25
Unlocked the Sam & Max theme.   

See "This Was a Triumph."

This Was a Triumph25
Unlocked the Portal theme.   

To unlock each theme, you must first purchase the corresponding Felt, Chips and Deck for each game. Once you have bought each item, press  to pause the game. Now press  or  until you reach the Unlocksscreen. Now simply select the Felt, Chips and Deck for a single game (i.e. Borderlands), press  to return to the game. The theme will then change to whichever game you selected and the Achievement will unlock for the corresponding game.

Orb 'n' Legends20
The Orb is yours, for better or for worse.   

See "Personality Goes a Long Way."

Trophy Wife20
Are you now Character of the Year?   (1) 

See "Personality Goes a Long Way."

Book 'Em20
You now own the scariest book in history.   

See "Personality Goes a Long Way."

Banjo Hero20
Sam's banjo is now yours.   

See "Personality Goes a Long Way."

Personality Goes a Long Way20
You won a Personality Core. Try not to drop it down the incinerator.   

Each of these items are called "Bounties". To win each bounty you must complete 3 challenges in the game. The challenges differ from Going "All-In" in a hand, to winning a Showdown with 3 of a Kind or Better. Once you have completed each of the 3 challenges, you must win your next tournament to unlock one of the bounties that each of the individual characters put up.

Note: The Bounty challenges will not be available until after your first tournament. To see what your current challenges are, press  or access the Bounties Screen in the Pause Menu.

We Are the 1%55
You've won a million dollars.    (6) 

This is over the course of the game and does not require you to win $1,000,000 in one tournament. To see how much you have won, press  to pause the game. Now press  or  until you reach the Stats screen.

Note: This Achievement can be a little deceiving, but it does mean to have a balance of $1,000,000, not win $1,000,000. So if you lose a tournament, it does affect how long it will take you to unlock this Achievement.

Unlock all the Things55
You've unlocked every poker item in the game.   

You must purchase every Felt, Chip Set and Deck to unlock this Achievement. This requires 1,555 Tokens.

Deck the Halls10
Bought your first deck.   

These Achievements unlock after purchasing your first Felt, Chip Set and Deck from the Unlocks screen. Each item costs anywhere from 15 - 360 Tokens. You unlock Tokens by winning hands/tournaments.

To access the Unlocks screen, press  to pause the game. Now press  or  until you reach the Unlocksscreen.


 
 
 
Game Info
Developer:
Telltale Games
Publisher:
Telltale Games
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Release:

US April 24, 2013

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