There are 21 achievements with a total of 1000 points.
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Overview - Estimated achievement difficulty: 2/10 - Offline: 21 (1000) - Online: 0 (0) - Approximate amount of time to 1000: 6-8 hours - Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1 - Number of missable achievements: None (Level Select) - Do cheat codes disable achievements?: No cheats - Does difficulty affect achievements?: No - Glitchy achievements: None - Unobtainable achievements: None - Extra equipment needed?: None
Introduction Welcome to Man Vs. Wild! If you're a urine drinking survivalist like the rest of us, then this is the game for you! Man Vs Wild is a survival game based off the popular Discovery program of the same name. I'd say it plays similar to the Cabala hunting games. You must traverse landscapes, search for collectibles, battle vicious woodland creatures, and survive! The mechanics are kinda clunky, and Bear can jump a mile, but it's a low budget game, so it's to be expected. Unfortunately there isn't a Holiday Inn nearby.
There are two difficulties to choose from: Normal and Survival mode. You do not have to play the game in Survival mode to acquire any achievements. You can complete this game in 1 Playthrough. If you're curious, Survival Mode essentially removes your HUD. You do not know when you need water or food, you just have to guess.
Playthrough 1: Complete Campaign Use this first playthrough to get accustomed to the mechanics of Bear. You will start off with the Tutorial level and receive "Wild Man" upon its completion. This gives you the basic skills you'll need for building shelters, traversing landscapes and skydiving. Also use this playthrough to gather all collectibles, you can use the descriptions, or videos provided below. When going for the collectibles, should you miss 1 for a specific achievement, then you must replay the entire level again and collect them all again for that specific achievement. At the end of this playthrough you should have all achievements except "Bear Grylls".
About "Born Survivor" achievement: This means you can not be 'incapacitated' at any time. Being killed by the bear in Level 1 counts as being incapacitated. Sliding into a crevice in the ice cave counts as being incapacitated. Dying due to the elements will render you incapacitated. However, when falling off a rock, the game resets you to a previous checkpoint- this is not being incapacitated. Falling off the horse at the end game also does not count. As long as you don't see the screen that says "Bear has been incapacitated" you are fine. If you think you're going to be incapacitated, and are quick enough, you can press and reload the checkpoint. If you get the screen that says "Bear has been Incapacitated" you can dashboard the game quickly and then reload. I have heard of people doing this with success, but I can neither confirm or deny its effectiveness.
Step 2: Grind/Replay for Collectibles After completing your campaign, if you've missed any of the collectibles you can just replay the level to get what you missed. Though, you will have to recollect every type of that collectible in order for the achievement to count. After you've done that, it is safe to say you can start grinding out your experience for max level. This is done by replaying the first mission (not the tutorial) over and over again. Keep doing the skydiving stunts so you rack up a lot of points. When you land, run straight until you see the saving symbol on the bottom of your screen and then reload the level.
Conclusion This is a very easy game. With the guide you should spend no more than 10 hours on this game. Just make sure to grab every collectible in each level to avoid needing to replay them. Enjoy the guide!
[x360a would like to thank Xenolith666 for this roadmap]
After you land, you'll be in a river, swim straight ahead past several gators. There will be a fork - swim to the right and the boat is in the corner.
Once you have a gator fight and there's a tree you can climb as a vantage point, head off to the left. If you're following the animal guide, it's behind a tree where the Nutria (big rat) is.
After the vantage point and crossing the logs, head right, then take another right. A little ways in you'll see a log with a food icon, head right from there and it's in a watery cul de sac with a Heron in it.
Once you reach the pond, swim all the way to the right. When you reach the end, swim left and it'll be in front of you.
After you cross the pond, there will be a fork (Bear will mention an airboat), go left and it's sticking out of the water.
There are six pieces of junk to find in the Everglades.
Refrigerator: If you're following the animal guide, it is just past the coral snake, which is the second snake you encounter, in between some trees.
Water Heater: After the vantage point, cross the logs. Head to the right, take another right, and you'll see a log with the food icon (worms). Go behind that and it's leaning against a tree on the right.
Oil Slick: After all the mosquitoes and building a fire, you will hop over a bunch of logs. Head down a bit to an open watery area and immediately to the right is the oil slick.
Toilet: Once in the saw grass area, and making it across a bog, you'll arrive at two purple plants with water icons. Head straight through and keep left, you will make your way through some saw grass, around some trees, all the while keeping left. Once through you should see a round pond with many small trees. Continue past that to the back of this area.
Keg: When you encounter the bear, the bear is actually standing next to it. Hard to miss!
Chemical Waste: When you reach the pond, swim all the way down to the right, at the end, swim right again around the downed tree. Once you reach land, follow the path and it's at the end.
There are nine total pieces of trash to find in the Rockies.
Mining Shovel: This depends on where you land your parachute - either in the tree or on top of a cliff. If you land in the tree, you must cross a tree and then climb a cliff. Once at the top of the cliff, it's off to the left, over some small ledges, behind a tree in front of a pond. If you land on the cliff, it's off to the left.
Bucket: There are two ledges you can go across. Take the right side. The bucket is on the ground near the ledge overlooking a pond.
Mining Barrel: After camping and running away from the bear encounter, it's on the left before the stone pillars.
Dynamite Stick: After you sleep and encounter a bear, when you run away from it there are some stone pillars. Take the middle path, and follow the pillars to the left. The sticks are on top of it.
Mining Pan: Once you cross the stone pillars, you will see the pan near the water between the cattail plants.
Mining Rafters: You will encounter a Puma! After it runs off, run down the right side of the hill and you will see a bunch of boards against the stone wall.
Dynamite Crate: After the same Puma as above, run down the left side of the hill just past some chipmunks.
Mining Cart: After crossing another log, you might see a deer in the middle of the area. In the left of this area in some bushes is the cart.
Mining Lamp: After the secibd bear encounter, run off to the left and you'll see a campfire icon, the lamp is just past the icon.
Story related and can't be missed! Just to note it: I've landed in three different places during this mission, so the first two collectibles (bucket and shovel) change position, depending on where you land.
Story related and can't be missed! This is your basic tutorial level that teaches you the basics of Bear's movements and how to start fires, combine items, catch fish, and build shelters. Once you finish all the tasks the achievement will pop.
This is the hardest achievement in the game. You must not pass out at any point during the game. Levels are replayable at any time. Once you get used to the controls and levels, this won't be or sound so impossible. Passing out constitutes being killed by an animal (bear, gator etc), or succumbing to the elements of heat exhaustion, cold, etc. Once you get used to the levels and the collecting is complete, you can rush through a level in less than 15 minutes. You CAN reload checkpoints. If it still doesn't unlock, do all the levels in one sitting by continuing after you complete one.
You collect glowing orbs, complete tasks, set traps, create camps and such and you gain levels and attributes to help you through the level. You must reach 8000 SP (Spirit of Adventure) points to reach Bear Grylls rank.
There are four ancient artifacts to find. They are:
Scepter: Once you reach the first oasis, head to the right. You will pass three or four trees. The scepter is on the ground behind the last one.
Golden Cup: You can grab this during the sandstorm, but it's best to wait until after. It is shortly after the telephone pole before you run up the hill towards a dead camel. If you grab it after, just run down the hill. It looks like an orange cup.
Vase: After the second set of landmines, it's up a small hill on the right - right before the third set of mines.
Sword: After the tank and the fourth (and final) set of land mines, there's a ledge on the right. The sword is on the ground in front of the ledge.