Batman Arkham City Walkthrough: Trophy/Achievement

Since it is still a fresh game, a lot of people are still searching for Batman Arkham City walkthrough. To easen your confusion and hardships in the game, I provide you the Batman Arkham City walkthrough. This Batman Arkham City walkthrough is dedicated to trophy hunters and achievement hoarders out there. I will group the achievements/trophies according to their value. The format in this Batman Arkham City walkthrough is “Title” – “Official description” and the description below it. Sometimes, the requirements are hard, but I will provide you the easiest way in this Batman Arkham City walkthrough. If I write “impossible to miss” in the trophy/achievement description it means that it is related to the story. Be sure to use Ctrl+F to find a specific trophy/achievement, it is the most efficient way to use this Batman Arkham City walkthrough. Ok then, here we go the Batman Arkham City walkthrough:

Batman Arkham City Walkthrough

Batman Arkham City Walkthrough

Batman Arkham City Walkthrough - Bronze/5 G

50x Combo – Complete a combo of 50 moves (any play mode, any character)
The first trophy/achievement in this Batman Arkham City walkthrough is easier to be done in the second Combat Challenge of the Survival of the Fittest. Press square/X then jump the enemy, rinse and repeat.

Catch – Find someone to play remote Batarang catch with.
This is the one and only missable in this Batman Arkham City walkthrough. Make sure you do it or you have to start a new game to complete this. Just about 10 minutes from the beginning of the game, you will be leaving the Courthouse. Just outside the Courthouse, just throw the Batarang to the Mystery Watcher on top of the roof. You will miss this trophy/achievement if you have completed the Mystery Watcher side quest.

Distress Flare – Answer the call for help.
Enter a building south of Gotham City Police Department building. There is a Distress Flare on top of the building.

Flawless Freeflow Fighter 2.0 – Complete one combat challenge without taking damage (any character)
It is not that hard to get this one. Fight in a Custom Challenge in the Riddler’s Revenge. Choose any map that you think is the most comfortable and turn on the “Takedown Projectiles”. Throw your Batarang all the way and you will get this trophy/achievement in no time.

Gadget Attack – Use 5 different Quickfire gadgets in one fight (any play mode)
You need to use the Batarang, Batclaw, Freeze Blast, REC, and Explosive Gel in a fight (don’t have to be in a combo) to unlock the trophy/achievement.

Gotham Base Jumper – Jump off the tallest building in Arkham City and glide for 1 minute without touching the ground
It is recommended to complete your first playthrough first to be able to enter the Restricted Area and climb Wonder Tower. Climb all the way to the top and jump towards the Church. Batman will turn back when hitting the invisible barrier, you have to force to Batman to glide towards the invisible barrier for a minute.

Pay Your Respects – A moment of remembrance
Warning, this trophy/achievement is glitched. When you press X/A on the rose beside the 2 chalked body outlines, don’t move or do anything before the trophy/achievement unlocks. If you fail, try again. If it still fails, try again in different save playthrough/save file. If you don’t know the location of the body outlines, they are in the Crime Alley just behind Monarch Theater.

Perfect Freeflow 2.0 – Perform a perfect combo including all of Batman’s combat moves (any play mode)
This one is a little hard to get. Make sure you have got all Combat Upgrades. The recommended maps are Joker’s Carnival (DLC) or Survival of the Fittest Round 4. Do this moves in a combo: Strike – Stun – Evade – Counter – Special Combo Takedown – Special Combo Bat Swarm – Special Combo Disarm and Destroy – Special Combo Multi-Ground Takedown – Aerial Attack – Beat Down Finisher – Ultimate Stun – Ground Pound – Combo Batarang.

Ring Ring – Answer a ringing phone
Answer any ringing phone you stumbled upon

Batman Arkham City Walkthrough - Bronze/10 G

Acid Bath – Save the damsel, but is she in distress?
No need to worry, you will get it 100% in the main campaign.

Aggravated Assault – Stop all assaults in ArkhBronze Revenge – Obtain 24 medals on the original Arkham City ranked maps (as Batman)
Assaults will happen randomly when you are near the sites. They are marked as a pentagon in the map. Complete 16 assaults successfully.

Campaign Bronze – Obtain 36 medals on the original Arkham City campaign (as Batman)
Ctrl+F = Campaign Gold

Bronze Revenge – Obtain 24 medals on the original Arkham City ranked maps (as Batman)
Ctrl+F= Gold Revenge

Chimney Sweep – There is only one way in
Impossible to miss.

Communication Breakdown – Clear the airwaves
Impossible to miss.

Forensic Expert – Collect enough evidence to locate the gun for hire
Complete the “Shot in the Dark” side mission.

Fully Loaded – Collect all of Batman’s gadgets and upgrades.
Simply buy all upgrades of Batman.

Gladiator – Last man standing
Impossible to miss.

I’m Batman – Become the bat
Impossible to miss.

IQ Test – Solve the first riddle
Solve the riddle in the church after going through the Steel Mill. Then, you have to rescue a hostage in the Courthouse and you will obtain a device that allows you to reveal the location of the other hostage. You have to solve a number of riddles before this chance shows up.

Lost and Found – Uncover the secret of Arkham City
Impossible to miss.

One-Armed Bandit – Hammer the point home
Impossible to miss.

Savior – Save the medical volunteers
Impossible to miss.

Storyteller – Have 12 murderous dates with Calendar Man
Visit Calendar Man in 2012 on:

January 1st, February 14th, March 17th, April 1st, May 13th, June 17th, July 4th, August 16th, September 3rd, October 31st, November 2nd, December 25th.

It is time-consuming if you do it the right way. There is a quick way to complete this, but there is a risk of your save file being corrupted. Do not connect to the internet and change the date in your console’s setting to the dates above and visit Calendar Man. Get out of the Courthouse every visit to make sure that the game saves. Back-up your save files before trying the cheap way.

Batman Arkham City Walkthrough - Bronze/15 G

Bargaining Chip – Reunite the separated couple
The side mission is activated after you defeat Mr. Freeze. You have to look for his wife. She is in a building in Industrial District. To enter the building, you will have to find a breakable wall on the water. Use Freeze Mine on the water and pull yourself to the breakable wall with Batclaw and demolish the wall. Clear the building and unlock the front door. Report to Mr. Freeze and the trophy/achievement will unlock.

Mystery Stalker – Reveal the mystery watcher
Talk to the Mystery Watcher and scan the Hyroglyphs. He can be found after completing a certain part of the main campaign or you can choose to find him after finishing the story. Location of Mystery Watcher:
  1. The one you throw your Batarang to when attempting the Catch trophy/achievement. (Outside the Courthouse, on top of the roof)
  2. On a Ferris Wheel after exiting the Steel Mill first time.
  3. On the top of a building across the street after interrogating Quincy Sharp.
  4. The building across the street after saving Vicky Vale.
  5. Side of the Church.

Stop the clock – Time is running out
Complete “The Tea Party”

Campaign Silver – Obtain 72 medals on the original Arkha City campaigns (as Batman)
Ctrl+F = Campaign Gold

Conundrum – Rescue the first hostage from Riddler
The first riddle-related trophy/achievement in this Batman Arkham City walkthrough. Go to the place marked with a question mark on the map. Hit the question mark above where you entered the building. After entering the next room, throw the Batarang to the question mark across the room, then sprint to the last non-green tile. After that, throw the Batarang at the mark at your right and run when the tiles turn off. Throw the Batarang again at the first mark you threw with your Batarang and run to the end. Hit the mark at your left when facing the door you entered from and get in the elevator. At the top, just jump and glide to the hostage for the rescue.

Mastermind – Rescue the second hostage from Riddler
You have to finish 80 riddles to unlock the second hostage. Simply use Detective Mode and throw the Batarang at the question mark above you and save the hostage.

Silver Revenge – Obtain 48 medals on the original Arkham City ranked maps (as Batman)
Ctrl+F = Gold Revenge

Batman Arkham City Walkthrough - Silver/25 G

AR Knight – Complete all augmented reality training exercises
The key to complete the exercises is training. Instead of pulling back the left stick, unpress R2/RT early.

Broken Toys – Destroy it all
The mission starts just after you enter the building where you got the Distress Flare trophy/achievement. To complete the mission, destroy 6 Titan Containers marked in the map and get back to the building.

Contract Terminated – Stop the contract operative
Complete the side mission “Shot in the Dark”.

Credits to KingBroly of PS3T.
First Victim: You meet a political prisoner in the Industrial Zone, which is marked on your map. He is subsequently killed in front of you. Afterwards, trace it back to the southwest to find the bullet shell. After that, you'll be done until you get a prompt for the 2nd victim.

Second Victim: The body is located on a broken piece of highway, northeast of the northern-most Catwoman switch point in the post-game. You’ll trace the shot back through a Water Tower to where a Tripod is. Again, you must wait to find out where his next victim is.

Third Victim: This one is located on the street above where “Park Row” is. Some inmates are crowded around the dead body. After tracing back the shot, and finding Deadshot's outline in the snow, you will be given 3 possible locations to where his stash is. Choose the one on the Northeast part of the map. After that, just follow what needs to be done to complete it and get the Trophy. You will get the Trophy for Forensic Expert after finding his stash

Dial Z for Murder – Stop the phone booth killer
Requires the Line Launcher or Mine Upgrade. After answering the first ringing phone, there will be 12 phone locations in the map. It randomly rings and when you answer it, you will have to run to the next phone icon in the map. After answering 8 calls, you will have the suspect’s location. Whack him to get the trophy/achievement.

Freefall – Don’t look down
Impossible to miss.

Ghost Train – Fight for survival
Impossible to miss.

Hide and Seek – A deadly game of hide and seek
Impossible to miss.

Sand Storm – We are legion
Impossible to miss.

Serial Killer – Track down the serial killer
Activate the mission south of Wonder Tower entrance in the Bowery. Make sure you have completed a lot of riddles prior to activating this mission.

This part of Batman Arkham City walkthrough is according to KingBroly of PS3T. All credits go to him.

You'll come across a dead body, scan it and identify some evidence to follow a trail. After getting to the end of the trail and interrogating the person, the Side Mission formally opens.

The next victim is located just to the north of where it says "ACME Chemicals Building," it's a small patch of darkness on the map between two buildings. After identifying the body and materials, you will be done with the second part of the quest.

The third victim is located just south of the "ACME Chemicals Building" on a street. You to climb a fence in order to get to it from the streets. After identifying what's necessary, you'll follow a path to a person of interest who will tell you the location of the killer. After going there, hit X/A on the answering machine to play the cutscene. Afterwards, use your Cryptographer to open the gate and get the trophy/achievement.

Wrecking Ball – Stop the unstoppable
Impossible to miss.

Batman Arkham City Walkthrough - Silver/ 30 G

Puzzler – Rescue the third hostage from Riddler
Solve 160 riddles to unlock the third hostage. You need Freeze Blast and Batclaw to reach the other side. Use REC to move the boxes up so that you can hit the switches with the Batarangs. Use Line Launcher to enter the next room. In the room, maneuver a box with REC and electrical switches onto a panel. Rescue the hostage afterwards.

Intellectual – Rescue the fourth hostage from Riddler
Solve 240 riddles to unlock the fourth hostage. After entering, use Sequencer on the switch at your left. Run across the panels while dodging the rotating spikes. After that, throw the Batarang at the question mark at your right and go there while dodging the rotating spikes. Go across the bridge, use Line Launcher to enter the nearby room. Demolish the breakable wall to your left, use REC to get the box closer to you. Throw the Batarang again at the question mark switch on the opposite side. Use the Line Launcher twice to save the hostage.

Batman Arkham City Walkthrough - Silver/40 G

Brainteaser – Rescue the fifth hostage from Riddler
Complete 320 riddles to unlock the fifth hostage. Credits to KingBroly of PS3T. Slide under bars to your right and use the REC on the Switch above. Slide under another set of bars, race to the other side and slide under more bars before you’re crushed. Next, stand on the Red Panels to activate a game where you have to hit Question Marks with your Batarang a few times. Next use the REC behind you to push some boxes forward so you can throw Remote Batarangs above the gate in your way to hit Marks. Proceed to jump over the gap and climb up to the next puzzle. Use your Line Launcher twice to get to a place where you can use your Sequencer, then Line Launch out and to the right. Here, use your REC to push the boxes to the floor, then grapple up to the highest ledge. Use your REC again to push the boxes beneath you so you can proceed to the final part. Here, you'll need to Line Launch 3 times without hitting the ground to save the hostage and get the trophy/achievement.

Campaign Gold – Obtain all 108 medals on the original Arkham City campaigns (as Batman)
Note that retrying at the first map does not count toward the retry total. And again, this part of Batman Arkham City walkthrough’s credits go to KingBroly of PS3T.

Here's my Guide for Campaign Modifiers if anyone wants to give them a shot. Keep in mind that these are coming from the perspective of a Combat Challenge Expert, so more often than not the Negatives were taken in those because they did very, very little to impede my Progress.

Search and Destroy
Meltdown Mayhem - None
Blind Justice - Time Limit, Protective Aura
Police Brutality - Replenishing Health

Street Justice
Rooftop Rumble - One Hand Tied
Natural Selection - Decreased Health, Takedown Projectiles
Survival of the Fittest - None

Offensive Manuevers
Funhouse Brawl - Danger Zones, Replenishing Health
End of the Line - Free Medal
Hell's Gate - Scattered Weapons

City Invader
Top of the World - None
Prison Riot - Increased Aggression, Decreased Health, Gadget Malfunction
Lost City - Super Powered

Midnight Assault
Natural Selection (Extreme) - Replenishing Health, Free Medal
Hell's Gate (Extreme) - Increased Aggression, Scattered Weapons, Danger Zones
Meltdown Mayhem (Extreme) - None

Hostile Takeover
Prison Riot (Extreme) - Time Limit, Decreased Health, Super Powered
Police Brutality (Extreme) - None
Funhouse Brawl (Extreme) - One Hand Tied, Protective Aura

Double Jeopardy
Lost City (Extreme) - Scattered Weapons
Rooftop Rumble (Extreme) - Increased Aggression, Protective Aura, Gadget Malfunction
End of the Line (Extreme) - Takedown Projectiles, Free Medal
* - I use the Free Medal on End of the Line (Extreme) since restarting on Lost City doesn't cost a Retry since it's the first map

Ruthless Vengeance
Survival of the Fittest (Extreme) - Time Limit, Decreased Health, Gadget Malfunction
Top of the World (Extreme) - Super Powered
Blind Justice (Extreme) - One Hand Tied, Danger Zones

Combat Expert
Survival of the Fittest - Time Limit, Danger Zones
Funhouse Brawl - Increased Aggression, Replenishing Health
Prison Riot - None

Predator Expert
Meltdown Mayhem - Gadget Malfunction, Scattered Weapons
Lost City - One Hand Tied
Top of the World - Takedown Projectiles
* - You don't need to do any Silent Takedowns for Lost City

Combat Master
Blind Justice (Extreme) - Decreased Health, Gadget Malfunction
Rooftop Rumble (Extreme) - Scattered Weapons, Protective Aura, Super Powered
Hell's Gate (Extreme) - One Hand Tied
* - Protective Aura and Super Powered sort of cancel each other out in the sense that one's annoying while the other makes it a lot easier

Predator Master
Police Brutality - Time Limit, Scattered Weapons
Natural Selection - Increased Aggression, Protective Aura
End of the Line - Danger Zones, Free Medal
* - Scattered Weapons actually helps out in Police Brutality. For End of the Line, go to the Sniper spot at the other end and camp.

General Tips
  • Danger Zones are rarely ever a problem in Combat Challenges if you are aware enemies have them.
  • Scattered Weapons are like Danger Zones, but instead try and stay away from them in Combat. In Predators, they shouldn't be an issue if your strategies are good since you'll never come close to them.
  • Increased Aggression is not actually a deterrent in Combat Challenges since it almost always results in you getting more points.
  • Free Medal should always be used on a Predator Challenge that you feel most uncomfortable about
  • Protective Aura is probably the most annoying Modifier in the game since it's immune to everything
  • Decreased Health should be used on Maps with very low probabilities of being hit (For Predator Maps, 1 hit = death)

The longest and most detailed description in this Batman Arkham City walkthrough.

Gold Revenge – Obtain all 72 medals on the original Arkham City ranked maps (as Batman)
Get 5x combo as soon as you can and use the Bat Swarm afterwards for Combat Challenges. The key to complete the Predator Challenges are patience, training, and luck.

Batman Arkham City Walkthrough - Silver/50 G

Exit Stage Right – All the world is a stage
Impossible to miss.

Genius – Rescue all the hostages from Riddler
You have to complete all riddles (400 riddles) to unlock the last hostage. Again, credits to KingBroly of PS3T.

Once you get to the location of it, dive bomb from the top of the pillar to underneath the bridge over an electrical fence. The entrance is on your left. Once inside, grapple up to the ledge to find an open Gate and go through it. Here, you have to pass through 4 sets of guards wearing helmets that if you get in their way or stand in their green light you fail. Just follow the tracks until you can takedown Riddler with triangle/Y and get the trophy/achievement.

Batman Arkham City Walkthrough - Silver/75 G

Twice Knightly – Complete New Game Plus
Complete the new game plus after finishing your first playthrough on Normal or Hard. The new game plus will have Extreme difficulty, your unlocks and upgrades from the first playthrough are all carried. Just be patient and you will finish the new game plus before you know it.

Batman Arkham City Walkthrough - Gold/75 G

Perfect Knight – Day 2 – Complete every challenge in Arkham City - Main Story, Side Missions, Upgrades, Collectables, New Game Plus and Riddlers Revenge (as Batman)
You have to complete those required things in a single save slot.

Batman Arkham City Walkthrough - Platinum

Platinum – Congratulations!
The simplest one in the entire Batman Arkham City walkthrough, get all other trophies.

That was it. The complete Batman Arkham City walkthrough about trophies and achievements without the DLCs.