I Chose the Impossible trophy in BioShock (PS3)

I Chose the Impossible

Complete the game on Survivor difficulty without using a Vita-chamber

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How to unlock the I Chose the Impossible trophy

  • Cobalt_1983Cobalt_1983370,695
    09 May 2015 10 May 2015 04 Jun 2015
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    The description of this Trophy might make it seem hard but it is actually very doable if you consider a few things.

    First of all I would suggest doing two playthroughs. Do the first one on easy so you can enjoy the story and get all the collectables and misc Trophies out of the way. I really enjoyed collecting those Audio Diaries since they actually contributed to the story much unlike the stuff in other games.

    Once you got all that out of the way it's time for action. Start a new game and select Survivor difficulty.

    First thing you wanna do is hit cn_start as soon as you can and go into the options. Scroll down and make sure to...

    Disable Vita Chambers - ON <-- the important part

    You should cling to the following advice throughout the whole playthrough:

    1. Save, save, save - after every fight, during big fights, before hacking things. There is no such thing as saving too much.
    2. Hack everything - especially the First Aid stations and the security devices. That will make your life a lot easier. Try to get your hands on some Automatic Hack Tools.
    3. The Research Camera is your friend - max the research data for every enemy. You'll need it at the end.
    4. Focus on upgrading a few weapons - the ones that worked best for me were the Shotgun, Grenade Launcher and Crossbow. Save the Launcher ammo for Big Daddies. I neglected the Crossbow for a long time...how stupid I was. Crossbow bolt to the head is an insta kill on every Splicer and when upgraded you can pick up used bolts on killed enemies.
    5. Use your wrench - I think I beat half the game only with the wrench. Get all the tonics that affect it (Sport Boost, Wrench Jockey, Bloodlust). This will actually be the weapon you beat the boss with but more of that later wink
    6. Don't waste Adam on minor Plasmids - focus on the important ones (Electro Bolt, Incinerate!, Security Bullseye, Hypnotize Big Daddy, Telekinesis, Winter Blast). They are everything you need really.
    7. Big Daddy fights - the first few will be a pain. Make sure to use Security devices if available. They will get considerably easier later on. As soon as you have Security Bullseye...make it your best friend. It will help you to take out Big Daddies without putting your life on the line. After you have dealt with the Little Sisters in a level always use Hypnotize Big Daddy to get yourself a very handy bodyguard.
    8. Little Sisters - always Rescue them. It will give you more Adam in the end.
    9. Camouflage - get the Chameleon tonic. With this you'll turn invisible while standing still. Especially handy when you have to hold out against waves of enemies.

    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

    Since the difficulty Trophies are stackable you'll also get...

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    BioShock (PS3)Brass BallsThe Brass Balls trophy in BioShock (PS3) worth 222 pointsComplete the game on Hard difficulty without using a Vita-Chamber

    BioShock (PS3)A Man ChoosesThe A Man Chooses trophy in BioShock (PS3) worth 224 pointsComplete the game on Survivor difficulty
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