Final Fantasy XIII-2 Achievements & Trophies Guide (Xbox 360, PS3)

7 February 2012
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Our Final Fantasy XIII-2 Achievements guide & Trophies guide lists every Achievement & Trophy for this Xbox 360 and PS3 role-playing game and tells you how to get and unlock them.

Bonus Tip: By unlocking certain requirements and getting certain and/or all achievements or trophies, you get free menu backgrounds for the console of your choice.
These are the Xbox 360 or PS3 menu themes that become available for download from the game’s Title Screen, under the “Extras” menu option, when you complete certain tasks:

    1. Lightning Menu Theme — Unlocks if you have a Final Fantasy XIII Game Save.
    2. Mog Menu Theme — Unlocks when you get the “Fair Fighter” Achievement/Trophy.
    3. Serah Farron Menu Theme — Unlocks when you get the “Defragmented” Achievement/Trophy.
    4. Noel Kreiss Menu Theme — Unlocks when you get a 5-Star rating on Final Fantasy XIII-2’s Final Boss.
    5. Alternate Lightning Menu Theme — Unlocks when you get the “Master of Time” Final Achievement/Platinum Trophy.

Table of Contents

Index of Final Fantasy XIII-2 Guides:

There are 31 Achievements (23 Secret) with a total of 1000 points to earn in the Xbox 360 version.

There are 32 Trophies (24 Hidden) that can be earned in the PS3 version. Earn Bronze (19), Silver (6), Gold (6), Platinum (1) and to increase your Gamer Level.

COLLECTABLE XBOX 360 ACHIEVEMENTS LIST

1. Anomalous (30) — Witnessed every possible Paradox Ending.

2. Beast Tamer (90) — Befriended a most unfriendly monster. — His name is Don Tonberry. First finish the game once. Turn on “Battle Mania” Fragment Skill (Increase Rare Monster Encounter) and turn on “Master Encounter” (Increase Enemy Encounter) with a high leveled character & monsters. Go through the blue gate in A Dying World -700 AF- (requires 1 wild artefact) to reach Bresha Ruins 100AF. Stay in the area where the atlas bossfight took place in Bresha Ruins 005AF. Run up and down the long path or keep running in circles. Don Tonberry spawns about once every 20 minutes, if you move around the entire time. You must defeat Don Tonberry and capture his Crystal (Monster Raid) which is also based on luck. See how it’s done in this video guide:

3. Big Game Hunter (30) — Defeated every worthy opponent.
4. Budding Hunter (30) — Defeated an army’s worth of enemies.

5. Cerulean Medal (14) — Defeated a powerful enemy with valiant skill. — This is story-related and can only be done in Episode 4: Augusta Tower -AF200-. The bossfight against Demi-Fal’Cie Adam is not missable.
You will have to beat him two rounds in a row, both with a 5-Star rating. Set the difficulty down to easy in your game settings. This is very helpful when you want to get it in your first attempt. Start out with 3 ravagers, kill the 2 manipulators and stagger him. You will have plenty of time, so there is no need to worry when playing on easy. Round 1 goal time = 3:37 minutes. Round 2 goal time = 5:58 minutes. Make sure none of your team members is going down and beat the cinematic event perfectly. You can replay all levels and fight the bosses again.

6. Choco-boco-holic (14) — Spent a fortune at shops. — You must spend 100,000 Gil. Now that you have the achievement unlocked, and if you want your money back, you can go and reload your previous save game.

7. Chronosavior (90) — Obtained the highest possible result in the battle to determine the fate of the world. — You need to finish the final bossfight against the 3 bahamuts with a 5 star rating. This is story-related and can only be done in Academia 500AF (Episode 6).
Take out the two smaller Bahamuts to your left and your right to make the big jet bahamut vulnerable to your attacks. It’s highly recommended to use (almost) maxed out characters and a monster with at least 5000HP. You can replay the bossfight at any time by using time reversal.
Powerpyx’s stats before entering the battle: Noel: 7186HP, 860 Strenght, 494 Magic. AND Sarah: 5459 HP, 475 Strenght, 871 Magic. Goal Time: be faster than 11:13 minutes.

8. Clock Stopper (15) — Responded swiftly to the appearance of enemies. — Get 100 straight pre-emptive strikes in a row. It helps to save and reload after every 5 battles.

9. Defragmented (90) — Completed every fragment category.
10. Early Riser (15) — Accepted a new fate in a world where everything has changed.
11. Epic Finisher (90) — Followed the story to its conclusion.

12. Fair Fighter (90) — Defeated a powerful enemy on equal terms. — Fight “Attila” on Normal Mode. Luckily the Star Rating doesn’t matter.

13. Fragmented (30) — Completed an entire fragment category.
14. Future Espier (15) — Visited the place where clues to the future lie waiting to be discovered.
15. Giant’s Fist (90) — Dealt 99,999 damage with a single attack.
16. No Retreat (16) — Fought a significant number of battles without using the “Retry” option.

17. Obsidian Medal (14) — Defeated a powerful enemy with perfect execution. — This is story-related and can only be done in Academia 500AF (Episode 6).
You will run into this bossfight automatically, there is no way to miss it. It’s highly recommended to set the difficulty down to easy when you want to get the trophy / achievement without having maxed out characters. As always, attack with Ravagers to stagger your enemies and switch to a Commando Paradigm to cause heavy damage. The only thing that makes this fight a little more tricky is the fact that the enemies respawn if you don’t take them out at about the same time. Best strategy is to bring down the health of one enemy until it’s nearly dead (but don’t kill it yet) and switch to its companion. You can come back here at any time via time reversal and try again if you couldn’t meet the requirements the first time. You might want to level up some more if you experience problems.
Powerpyx’s stats before entering the battle: Noel: 4573HP, 433 Strenght, 325 Magic. AND Sarah: 3626 HP, 283 Strenght, 466 Magic. Goal Time: be faster than 5:58 minutes.

18. Past Gazer (15) — Visited the place where the saviors of the past dream in crystal.
19. Promise Keeper (15) — Turned your back on empty dreams and joined the battle to save mankind.
20. Quick Draw (15) — Performed a significant number of preemptive strikes.

21. Saddle Sore (12) — Went the distance on chocobo-back. — Ride on a Chocobo 10,000 steps.

22. Scarlet Medal (14) — Defeated a powerful enemy with graceful poise. — This is story-related and can only be done in Episode 2: Bresha Ruins (005AF). As you progress in this level you will have to weaken Atlas and defeat him. This fight is part of the story and can’t be missed. It’s recommended to set the difficulty down to easy in the game settings. In the beginning of the fight you will want to use a Paradigma with Ravagers only. Once Atlas has been staggered you change to a Commando Paradigma in order to finish him as quickly as possible. When his health is down to 0 a little a cinematic action event will start. Press the shown buttons and you’re done. If you didn’t get a 5 star rating you have been to slow. You can come back later via time reversal and try it again.

23. Serendipitous (12) — Amassed a fortune in casino coins.
24. Sooth Seeker (15) — Prepared to face a test of your determination in the rift where hidden truths slumber.
25. Staggering (15) — Staggered a significant number of enemies.
26. Strategist (18) — Performed a multitude of paradigm shifts.
27. Supreme Being (30) — Fully developed all abilities.
28. Threat Facer (15) — Acknowledged the threat facing the world, and decided to fight back.
29. Time Traveler (15) — Left behind a normal life, and began a journey through time.
30. Trigger Finger (30) — Obtained five Cinematic Bonus rewards.
31. Wild Thing (16) — Successfully used Feral Link abilities a significant number of times.

COLLECTABLE PS3 TROPHIES LIST

Tips & guide videos can be found in the Achievements section above.

1. Anomalous (Silver) — Witnessed every possible Paradox Ending.
2. Beast Tamer (Gold) — Befriended a most unfriendly monster.
3. Big Game Hunter (Silver) — Defeated every worthy opponent.
4. Budding Hunter (Silver) — Defeated an army’s worth of enemies.
5. Cerulean Medal (Bronze) — Defeated a powerful enemy with valiant skill.
6. Choco-boco-holic (Bronze) — Spent a fortune at shops.
7. Chronosavior (Gold) — Obtained the highest possible result in the battle to determine the fate of the world.
8. Clock Stopper (Bronze) — Responded swiftly to the appearance of enemies.
9. Defragmented (Gold) — Completed every fragment category.
10. Early Riser (Bronze) — Accepted a new fate in a world where everything has changed.
11. Epic Finisher (Gold) — Followed the story to its conclusion.
12. Fair Fighter (Gold) — Defeated a powerful enemy on equal terms.
13. Fragmented (Silver) — Completed an entire fragment category.
14. Future Espier (Bronze) — Visited the place where clues to the future lie waiting to be discovered.
15. Giant’s Fist (Gold) — Dealt 99,999 damage with a single attack.
16. Master of Time (Platinum) — Mastered the timeline and obtained every trophy available.
17. No Retreat (Bronze) — Fought a significant number of battles without using the “Retry” option.
18. Obsidian Medal (Bronze) — Defeated a powerful enemy with perfect execution.
19. Past Gazer (Bronze) — Visited the place where the saviors of the past dream in crystal.
20. Promise Keeper (Bronze) — Turned your back on empty dreams and joined the battle to save mankind.
21. Quick Draw (Bronze) — Performed a significant number of preemptive strikes.
22. Saddle Sore (Bronze) — Went the distance on chocobo-back.
23. Scarlet Medal (Bronze) — Defeated a powerful enemy with graceful poise.
24. Serendipitous (Bronze) — Amassed a fortune in casino coins.
25. Sooth Seeker (Bronze) — Prepared to face a test of your determination in the rift where hidden truths slumber.
26. Staggering (Bronze) — Staggered a significant number of enemies.
27. Strategist (Bronze) — Performed a multitude of paradigm shifts.
28. Supreme Being (Silver) — Fully developed all abilities.
29. Threat Facer (Bronze) — Acknowledged the threat facing the world, and decided to fight back.
30. Time Traveler (Bronze) — Left behind a normal life, and began a journey through time.
31. Trigger Finger (Silver) — Obtained five Cinematic Bonus rewards.
32. Wild Thing (Bronze) — Successfully used Feral Link abilities a significant number of times.

Huge thanks to Hsyper & Powerpyx for the Trophies & Achievements videos.

Please comment if you have any achievement/trophy unlock tips of your own and we’ll give you credit for it. Thanks for visiting!

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