- Title: P.A.M.E.L.A.
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Just a general guide to getting all the achievements in P.A.M.E.L.A.
My first attempt at this guide after completing all the achievements moments earlier. There are other guides that are more in depth with the mechanics of the game so this guide will focus on what I experienced to get all the achievements.
PLEASE NOTE – Timers advance when your character is awake. Sleeping will not advance the time for the kiosk re-stocking timer or the three survival time achievements survival timer for your current character. More on that later in the guide.
LOOTING – Make it easy and save time
While exploring from the start, you will see containers with yellow lights on them. That means it’s searchable. Press and hold down the R key will scan the area and will either flip the lights to off (meaning nothing inside), change to light blue (something is in there), or go red (locked and will need to hack to open). This will save a lot of time rather than clicking each container and having to wait and then find out it was empty.
KIOSKS and MONEY –
Always try to recycle (not salvage) as many things you don’t need in the Recycler to make money called Lux. You’ll need the Lux to buy things from the vending kiosk through out the game. Always try to keep the power on Emergancy setting for the district area so you can check the kiosks. Try to buy all the Upgrade Cells, Compute Cells, Maintenance keys and Cyano Tube Repairs you can as they are a rare drop from enemies and containers. Each Kiosk has it’s own re-stock timer so make note of it when you find one with the goods you like.
Kiosks I can think of that can possibly sell the rare drop items are:
- Promenade District, level 3 inside the Novus Store behind the counter.
- Promenade District, level 1 inside the Genesis store, next to the rooms where you get your Bio-Augments installed
- Near beginning of the game, in front of the Gene Lab entrance, behind the counter in the back room. You will need to find the key code to get in.
In the beginning, use what you can. You’ll be melee for the early on for the part until you fight stronger enemies. When you get to the Gene Lab near the beginning of the game, there’s a weapon crate right by the front door inside that will always have a weapon when you die. You’ll be able to craft weapons when you get your Crafting Table Mk. 2 as well so keep a back up set made just in case.
For the Dorsal weapon, I used the Surgical Laser “Lust” which has a SPEC3 upgrade to shoot pulse shots which doesn’t generate resonance so you can fire without worrying about hurting your self from resonance eventually. If you don’t find one, use the regular Surgical Laser or Javelen XT. Just need to switch over to your Fore weapon when your resonance gets too high and starts damaging you.
For the Fore weapon, I used the Warden’s Fists. The alt-attack to knock enemies back is very useful and deals pretty good damage but has a charge up time to punch so be careful.
The utility attachments I used are Chondrial Converter and ReUptake Assist.
- The ReUptake Assist utility with the Surgical Laser is very good. When you press to fire, if you see no energy consumed, it will fire the Surgical Laser as long as you hold down the fire button without using any energy. If it used some energy, press again until you see it not use energy and hold it down to fire away for free. If you run too low on energy, hit the number 3 key (uses some life) or R key (uses an energy cell) to re-fill energy in the weapon as needed. Resonance doesn’t build up when this happens so don’t worry about hurting yourself.
- Chondrial Converter utility will spend some life to give you energy for your weapon. Just a useful utility to use when the free fire from ReUptake doesn’t go off.
The power attachment I use was the Cyano Reprocesser. Since I wasn’t getting hit often, this just gives a really small energy regeneration. The Impact Catalyst power attachment is the better option otherwise in my humble opinion.
As for armor It will end up being the hazmat suit you have to craft anyways so I wouldn’t worry about that. Use what you find or craft.
For the other gear, use what you like. This is what I used in the end.
- Shield – Repercussive Shield – Reflect damage back while blocking.
- VIS-R – I used the VISR ARK, always nice to see what the water and food levels are.
- Gadgets – Agility Amplifier , I like to move. Toner Silencer is good as well.
- Flashlight modifiers – I used the Medical Reflector, seems to be a good balance of distance and wide light spread.
Recommended Genome skills to take while leveling.
P.A.M.E.L.A. levels are called Genome levels. When you gain a genome level from doing various things like hacking locked containers and defeating an enemy, you have to go back to a Cryo Bay to spend your points so remember to go there every couple levels.
This is the order I recommend. Feel Free to change it up as you see fit along the way.
Genome Levels 1-5 – Spend on Superior Haemoglobin
Genome Levels 6-10 – Spend on Serendipity
Genome Levels 11-15 – Spend on Enhanced Vigor
Genome Levels 16-20 – Spend on Iron Skin (if you’re doing melee mostly Hypertrophic Musculature is a good option at this point)
Genome Levels 21-25 – Spend on Regenerative Tissues ( very important skill to have when using Chondrial Converter to get energy from life)
Genome Levels 26+
If you did Hypertrophic earlier, then I would take Iron Skin at this point and then Trauma Mitigation afterwards. Pick what you want after this.
This is a list of achievements you can unlock almost playing naturally. Story based achievements will be listed at the end to avoid possible spoilers and any achievements that need more detail will have their own section.
Survival of the Fittest
Reached Genome Level 5.
Reached Genome level 30.
Reached the maximum Genome level.
Equipped your first Bio-Augment.
Equipped 4 Bio-Augments concurrently.
Equip your attachment.
Have an attachment equipped in each slot.
Fully upgrade an attachment.
Have an armor piece equipped in each slot.
Max out the IVG’s storage capacity.
Recycle an item at a Recycler
Picked up 50 items.
Picked up 100 items.
Craft your first item.
Craft 20 items.
Make It Your Own
Equip a Dye Module.
Collect 1000 Lux.
Collect 10000 Lux.
Place your first Building Item.
Build a base with 20 Building Items.
Hack your first lacked container.
Hack 15 locked containers.
One with the Matrix
Hack 50 locked containers.
Defeated 10 enemies.
Defeated 50 enemies.
Force of Nature
Defeated 100 enemies.
Discovered all districts within Eden 052.
Echo Log Achievements
Echo Logs are collected from finding the Echo panels on the walls. There are way more panels than there are available logs and accessing new panels each time will advance the story progressively so there’s no need to worry as long as your activating them when you find them.
There’s More to this Story
Listen to your first Echo Log.
Listen to 50 Echo Logs.
Listen to all Echo Logs.
PAMELA Ability Achievements
PAMELA abilities are unlocked from finding Compute Cells. They are a very rare drop but there is a way to get them easily. In the Promenade District, there is a shop on the third level called Novus. The kiosk is behind the counter next to a door with a power battery in it. I bought almost all of them from this kiosk and I think there was a couple restock days when it didn’t spawn any. I think any kiosk that can sell Upgrade Cells can also sell the Compute Cell but this kiosk has been very consistent with selling them to me.
Unlocked your first PAMELA Ability.
Unlocked 5 PAMELA Abilities.
Unlocked all PAMELA Abilities.
Time Base Achievements
These three achievements are earned by the character being awake. If you die, the timer starts over. To see how long your current character has survived consecutively, press Tab kay, select Datapad, click on Statistics, then click on Survival. The listing for Longest Life is the timer these achievements are looking at. Resting does not count towards these achievements.
The character gear I listed earlier should make almost anything trivial. If you’re at the end game when the Stalkers are hunting you between 2030 hrs and 0600 hrs in-game time and these achievements are your last, I recommend sleeping during those times since they will hunt you down no matter where you are while awake.
Survive your first day in Eden 052.
Survive 5 consecutive days.
Survive 15 consecutive days.
Optional Mission Achievements
Optional missions are located in your Datapad, Missions tab. Press the Tab button, select Datapad, click on Mission Tab, then click on Optional tab. Most of the missions are easy but a few need some work to do. I might list all side missions later if requested, though I don’t think it’s needed since most of them are easy or related to other achievements.
- Primal Rage – To do this one you will need a base model Subverser and a 6 blue Upgrade Cells to unlock SPEC1 which gives you Rage darts. Hit the alt-fire key ( mouse 3 by default ) to switch between the darts. Three side missions require this weapon.
- Charbroiled – To do this one, you will need a base model Kinetic Mortar and 6 blue Upgrade Cells to unlock SPEC1 which adds burning damage to alt-fire. I know it looks like you’re burning them before that but this is what is required to complete the optional mission.
- Line’Em Up – This one is pretty tough and was the last one I did. The easiest way I think is to do this at end game at night after 2030hrs, wonder the Promenade District area and get three of those invisible Stalkers to hunt you. They always try to go straight for you so kite them around some objects, through hallways or doorways to line them up so you can alt-fire through them. I got them behind a counter in one of the shops and shot them this way.
- Security Threat – You can de-cloak a Stalker many ways but this optional mission is done a specific way. This one you’ll need to craft a Disrupter and have it powered on when a Stalker tries to walk by it while cloaked. What I did was crafted a Disrupter, a Power Transmitter with a Ion Core to power it and placed them all next to each other with the transmitter turned off. I turned it on around 2030 hrs and waited for the Stalkers to spawn and pulled them to it.
Completed your first optional mission.
Completed 15 optional missions.
Completed all optional missions.
These are unlocked as you progress through story.
Welcome to the Lab
Reached the Gene Lab
Collected Cure ingrediants.
Assuming Direct Control
Established PAMELA’s connection to the Mainframe.
Equipped a full suit of Hazmat Armor
Repaired the Communication Array.
Sleeper Once More
Enter the Cryo Bay for the last time.
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