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This is a list of all console achievements and trophies for XCOM: Enemy Unknown.

Icon Name Description Points Trophy
... You Win Gain all trophies. Platinum
And So It Begins And So It Begins... Complete the tutorial mission. 15 Bronze
Humanities Savior Humanity's Savior Beat the game on any difficulty. 30 Bronze
Earth First Earth First Beat the game on Classic difficulty. 60 Silver
Our Finest Hour Our Finest Hour Beat the game on Impossible difficulty. 90 Gold
No Looking Back No Looking Back Beat the game in Ironman Mode on Classic or Impossible difficulty. 100 Gold
A Continental Fellow A Continental Fellow Win the game from each of the 5 starting locations. 50 Silver
Aint No Cavalry Comin Ain't No Cavalry Comin' Have a soldier survive every mission in a full game. 50 Silver
Lone Wolf Lone Wolf Clear a UFO Crash Site with one soldier on Classic or Impossible difficulty. 20 Silver
The Hardest Road The Hardest Road Advance one of your soldiers to Colonel rank. 10 Silver
Wet Work Wet Work Complete a Very Difficult abduction mission in five turns or less on Classic or Impossible difficulty. 10 Silver
Up and Running Up and Running Build a base facility 5 Bronze
Theory ... Theory... Build a Laboratory. 10 Bronze
... and Practice ... and Practice Build a Workshop. 10 Bronze
Drums in the Deep Drums in the Deep Gain access to the lowest level in your base. 10 Bronze
Combat Ready Combat Ready Build an item. 5 Bronze
Eye in the Sky Eye in the Sky Launch a Satellite. 5 Bronze
All Together Now All Together Now Get Satellite coverage over every country on one continent. 10 Bronze
What Wonders Await What Wonders Await Complete a Research Project. 5 Bronze
All Employees Must Wash Hands All Employees Must Wash Hands... In a single game, complete every Autopsy. 10 Bronze
Edison Edison In a single game, complete every Research Project. 25 Bronze
Happy to Oblige Happy to Oblige Fulfill a Council request. 15 Bronze
Tables Turned Tables Turned Shoot down a UFO. 10 Bronze
Hunter Killer Hunter/Killer In a single game, shoot down one of each alien craft. 15 Bronze
Shooting Stars Shooting Stars Shoot down 40 UFOs. 35 Silver
Man No More Man No More Build a suit of powered armor. 10 Bronze
One Gun at a Time One Gun at a Time Staff the Engineering Department with 80 Engineers. 20 Bronze
Oppenheimer Oppenheimer Staff the Research Labs with 80 Scientists. 20 Bronze
You Have 5 Seconds To Comply You Have 5 Seconds to Comply Build a S.H.I.V. 10 Bronze
Skunkworks Skunkworks In a single game, complete every Foundry project. 20 Bronze
We Happy Few We Happy Few Complete a mission without losing a soldier. 10 Bronze
As a Scalpel As A Scalpel Earn the "Excellent" rating in every performance category on a Terror mission. 25 Bronze
Welcoming Committee Welcoming Committee Kill 150 aliens. 20 Bronze
Pale Horse Pale Horse Kill 500 Aliens. 50 Silver
Bada Boom Bada Boom Kill 50 Aliens with explosive weapons. 10 Bronze
Worth Every Penny Worth Every Penny Acquire §1000 in one month. 20 Bronze
Xavier Xavier Mind Control an Ethereal. Single player only. 10 Silver
Angel of Death Angel of Death Kill an alien while flying. Single player only. 10 Bronze
Bubonic Poison Control Cure poison on five soldiers in a single mission. Single player only. Consoles only. 10 Bronze
Flight of the Valkyries Flight of the Valkyries Win a mission with an all-female squad. Single player only. 10 Bronze
Meet New People Then Kill Them Meet New People. Then Kill Them. Win a multiplayer match. 25 Bronze
Bubonic Bubonic Play a multiplayer match against someone with this achievement. ... Bronze
Prisoner of War Prisoner of War Capture a live alien. 10 Bronze
The Gatekeeper The Gatekeeper Stun an Outsider. 10 Bronze
X Marks the Spot X Marks the Spot Uncover the alien base's location. 10 Bronze
Off My Planet Off My Planet Recover the Hyperwave Beacon. 25 Silver
See All, Know All See All, Know All Build the Hyperwave Relay. 10 Bronze
Ride the Lightning Ride the Lightning Build a Firestorm. 10 Bronze
And Hells Coming With Me And Hell's Coming With Me Successfully assault an Overseer UFO. 10 Bronze
Beyond the Veil Beyond the Veil Find a soldier with the Gift. 10 Bronze
On the Shoulder of Giants On the Shoulders of Giants Build the Gollop Chamber. 10 Bronze
The Volunteer The Volunteer Make contact with the Ethereal hive mind. 10 Bronze

Slingshot Content PackEdit

This DLC adds 5 new achievements:

Icon Name Description Points Trophy
New Friend New Friend Complete Friends In Low Places 10 Bronze
Rising Dragon Rising Dragon Take your new ally into the final challenge 30 Gold
Bait the Hook Bait the Hook Complete Confounding Light 10 Bronze
All Aboard All Aboard Complete Confounding Light with more than 3 turns left on the timer 30 Silver
The Bigger They Are The Bigger They Are Complete Gangplank 20 Silver

XCOM: Enemy WithinEdit

This expansion includes 30 new achievements:

Icon Name Description Points Trophy
XEW Who Needs Limbs Who Needs Limbs? Augment soldier in single player 20
XEW Nice Cover Nice Cover Use Collateral Damage to blow up a car in single player 20
XEW Someone Your Own Size Someone Your Own Size Kill a Muton Berserker in melee combat in single player 20
XEW Steel Martyr Steel Martyr Deploy three tactical subsystems on a single soldier in single player 40
XEW By Our Powers Combined By Our Powers Combined Field a squad with 4 augmented soldiers, each with a different base ability and win the mission 40
XEW Rise of the Machines Rise of the Machines Field a squad consisting entirely of augmented soldiers and SHIVs (min. 4) and win the mission 20
XEW A Little Bit Alien A Little Bit Alien Modify a soldier in single player 20
XEW Mind the Step Mind the Step Jump two stories in one move in single player 20
XEW Anger Management Anger Management Proc Combat Rush on the entire squad (min. 4) 20
XEW Tingling Sensation Tingling Sensation Kill an unseen enemy detected by a specially modified soldier in single player 40
XEW Mental Minefield Mental Minefield Kill an enemy as it is psionically attacking you in single player 40
XEW Mutatis Mutandis Mutatis Mutandis Field a squad where all members have at least two modifications (min. 4) and win the mission 20
XEW Enemy Within Enemy Within Get a Soldier to have 5 modifications in single player 20
XEW The Meld Squad The Meld Squad Field a fully enhanced squad and win the mission 20
XEW Remington Max Remington Remington... Max Remington Have your special-duty soldier kill three enemies in the same mission 40
XEW Elite Defense Elite Defense Beat a new special mission without losing any assets 40
XEW Gday G'day Kill an elite enemy Sniper with one of your own snipers in single player 20
XEW Regenerate This Regenerate This Kill an elite enemy Medic with explosive damage in single player 20
XEW Pain in the Neck Pain in the Neck Cause an enemy to suicide 40
XEW Taking a Load Off Taking a Load Off Stop a squad member from suffocating in single player 20
XEW Shield Buster Shield Buster Eliminate an enemy's shield and kill it on the same turn in single player 20
XEW Zombie-B-gone Zom-B-Gone Eradicate the infestation 20
XEW Solid Prospect Solid Prospect Complete Deluge 20
XEW Ours are the Furies Ours are the Furies Complete Furies 20
XEW They Shall Not Pass They Shall Not Pass Eliminate all alien waves 20
XEW All Hands on Deck All Hands on Deck Get at least 4 kills with XCOM Base Security personnel 20
XEW Where in the World Where in the World Make certain of the new threat's location 40
XEW Apotheosis Denied Apotheosis Denied Deal with the newest global threat 100
XEW Guardian of Earth Guardian of Earth Designate a highly decorated soldier as the Volunteer 100
XEW An Army of Four An Army of Four Beat the game without buying a Squad Size upgrade (Classic+ difficulty) 100


Trivia Edit

  • The achievement "All Together Now" is a reference to a song by The Beatles and another song by Farm.
  • The achievement "And Hell's Coming With Me" is a reference to the 1993 American Western Tombstone, where Wyatt Earp shouts the line when he explains that he will give chase to the outlaws.
  • The achievement "Bada Boom" is a reference to a line in the 1997 sci-fi film The Fifth Element.
  • The achievement "By Our Powers Combined" is a reference to animated show Captain Planet and the Planeteers in which the Planeteers utter the phrase when summoning Captain Planet.
  • The achievement "Drums in the Deep" is another reference to Lord of the Rings during the Moria scene where the group is trapped inside the lowest part of Moria, whereupon they read a journal talking about drums in the deep (war drums of the goblins).
  • The achievement "G'day" is a reference to the Sniper from Team Fortress 2, who speaks with an Australian accent and can be heard uttering "G'day" as well.
  • The achievement "Meet New People. Then Kill Them" is a reference to Joker's interview in the 1987 movie Full Metal Jacket: "I wanted to see exotic Vietnam... the crown jewel of Southeast Asia. I wanted to meet interesting and stimulating people of an ancient culture... and kill them. I wanted to be the first kid on my block to get a confirmed kill!"
  • The achievement "Off My Planet" may be a reference to Doctor Who series 9 episode "Hell Bent".
  • The achievement "On the Shoulders of Giants" is a reference to Sir Isaac Newton, a renowned scientist, who referenced the line in a 1676 letter. The line itself is far older, first being recorded in the 12th century, and usually refers to acts or people who generate accomplishments built on the works of others, typically greater and before them. Thus it functions as a nod of praise to the Gollop Brothers, implying the XCOM game was only able to be so good because it built on their work.
  • The achievement "Ours are the Furies" is probably a reference to A Song of Ice and Fire, as the motto of House Baratheon are "Ours is the Fury".
  • The achievement "Regenerate this" is a reference to the movie The Matrix and the quote "Dodge this".
  • The achievement "Remington, Max Remington" is likely a reference to the James Bond catch phrase "Bond... James Bond". "Max Remington" is the name of player's character (short for Maximilian/Maxine depending on chosen gender) in MicroProse's (maker of original X-COM series) old James Bond styled game Covert Action.
  • The achievement "Ride the Lightning" is either a reference to the 1984 Metallica album of the same name, or a reference to a passage in the Stephen King novel The Stand, in which a free group of people fight a greater power headed by an evil, supernatural man named Randall Flagg. The latter is the more likely intent of the reference.
  • The achievement "Skunkworks" is likely a reference to the real-world Skunk Works, a highly classified American aircraft development program which built (among other projects) the U-2 spyplane, SR-71 Blackbird and F-22 Raptor.
  • The achievement "They Shall Not Pass" is a direct reference to Gandalf's famous line in The Lord of the Rings, "You shall not pass!". It could also be a reference to French General Philippe Pétain, who spoke this phrase at the Battle of Verdun during the First World War.
  • The achievement "Tingling Sensation" is likely a reference to the comic book hero Spider-Man who is frequently forewarned of unseen or imminent danger by his "spider-sense" tingling.
  • The achievement "We Happy Few" is a quote from Shakespeare's Henry V.
  • The achievement "Where in the World" is a reference to Carmen Sandiego, a criminal from a classic educational computer game series whose franchise included a game titled "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?".
  • The achievement "Xavier" is likely a reference to Charles Xavier from the Marvel Comics' X-Men franchise; Xavier possesses powerful mind-controlling (and mind-reading) abilities.
  • The achievement "You Have 5 Seconds to Comply" is a reference to the movie Robocop and the ED-209 prototype.

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