Try to get these achievements in The Witcher 2 if you want a real challenge.
Even though most people have only played The Witcher 3, the first two games are still great in their own right. The first Witcher can only be played on a PC, but The Witcher 2 came out on Xbox 360. That version works with Xbox Series X|S and runs at a resolution almost as good as 4K on Series X systems.
Since the game is for Xbox, it has achievements, and some of them are pretty hard. Witcher 2 is less of a grind than some of the hardest achievements in Witcher 3. But in terms of pure challenge and difficulty, Witcher 2 might be tougher.
Necromancer is a major story achievement that requires you to finish all of Auckes’s memories. On the Roche path, it’s almost the end of chapter two. Hanmarvyn’s Blue Dream is what you need to do to see the memories of a killer who tried to kill you before. After a certain point in the process, if you fail, you’ll be kicked out, and you’ll miss the achievement.
The hardest parts are the part where you have to avoid the traps and the part where you have to move quietly. Sometimes, the first area will kick you out for no reason. It could be because you are either too close to or too far from Serrit. The stealth part can also be hard, but it’s a good thing it’s short. Here, you’ll need to save the game by hand if you want to get this achievement.
The Butcher Of Blaviken
In order to get the Butcher of Blaviken achievement, you have to kill 500 enemies. You can do this in a single playthrough, but it will take a lot of grinding or a 100% run. You can take advantage of certain enemy spawns to do this.
500 is a big number, and the world of The Witcher 2 isn’t nearly as big as that of The Witcher 3. This achievement can be earned by playing the game more than once. It’s best to do it this way, since killing 500 enemies in one run won’t be very fun.
One of the combat achievements is called “Threesome,” and to get it, you have to use a group finisher to kill three enemies at once. First, you have to unlock this ability in the swordsman skill tree. Then, you have to make sure you don’t use it in a small space.
You might try to do it inside and be confused about why it can’t be done. This can take some time before you figure out that you can’t do the move in those places. The goal isn’t that hard to reach once you try it in a big open space, but that first frustration stays with you.
Tourist is probably the achievement you’re most likely to miss. Near the beginning of chapter 2, you’ll be shown the central camp area. This is where you’ll need to talk to the king, but only if you’re on Roche’s path. Zyvik will show you around the camp, but most of you will probably go straight to the goal.
To get this secret achievement, you must finish Zyvik’s tour, which doesn’t take long. Unless you have a guide, most people won’t find this one until maybe their second playthrough.
In a way that’s similar to Witcher 3, you can get an achievement by doing a certain number of counters in a row. For Witcher 2, the answer is three. On the swordsman path, you can get the riposte ability pretty quickly. This version of the achievement is harder than the one for The Witcher 3, mostly because riposte does a lot of damage.
In Witcher 3, you can keep one enemy alive and keep fighting them. If you use the same strategy in Witcher 2, the high damage will probably kill them. Most people will have to get this in a group fight, which is much harder because the lock-on is weird and there are many enemies.
Poker is the main thing you have to work at in this game. In dice poker, you need to roll five of a kind, but it doesn’t have to be all in one roll. This can be done in the starting camp area right at the beginning of the game, and it’s all a matter of luck.
After your first roll, you choose which dice to roll again. If you don’t have at least two matching numbers, you should lose. You just hope that after a lot of games, you’ll eventually match five. This will probably take one or two hours.
When you get close to the end of Witcher 2, Miser will be a frustrating achievement for sure. In order to play Miser, you need to have a total of 10,000 orens in your inventory. This doesn’t get better over time, which makes it a lot harder. Most people will probably sell everything they have on them right before the point of no return at the summit to try to get to 10,000.
Then, to get your stuff back, you can just reload a saved game. This is easier to say than to do, because you’ll get close to 10,000 but not quite get there. You will have to look all over Loc Muinne for things to sell until you have enough orens. It takes a long time, but when you finally get the goal, it feels good.
Guru is the highest level achievement. To get it, you have to get your character to level 35, which means you have to finish the game 100%. If you do most of the side quests but not all of them, you’ll probably end up at level 32 or 33.
If you reach level 34 before the summit, you’ll know you’ve earned the achievement, since Geralt will level up when you take control of him after the talks. Any RPG is hard to play all the way through, and Witcher 2 is no different.
Last Man Standing
Arena is an extra game mode in Slope Game that you might not have known about if you’ve only played it once. Arena is a series of fights that you can find in the new games menu. You need to win the 30th fight to get the Last Man Standing achievement. You can die and still go on, which is a relief.
But that won’t help you very much because you’ll still need to learn how to fight to get through this. You can’t save either, so you have to do it all in one run. It’s hard, but at least it’s a good way to get ready for The Witcher 2’s hardest achievement.
To get the Madman achievement, you have to beat the game on Dark, which is the hardest level. Dark mode is pure savage. The enemies do a ridiculous amount of damage, so you have to move slowly for most of the game. On the hardest level of many RPGs, you have to decide if you should do the side quests or not.
Side quests give you a lot of extra help, but you have to play through more of the game on this mode that seems impossible. Is it worth it, or would you be better off just doing the main quests and saving yourself the time and trouble? On Dark, you do get unique gear, which you’ll need a lot of because this mode is so hard.