Text guide on how to earn all achievements for Backbone
Not Born Yesterday – During your first cutscene at the apartment with Renee, make choices showing that you doubt / are suspicious of Renee. Choose that you do not trust her when making tea. (credit to Pride Charm)
Enabler – In Gastown, before the fake truck arrives, give cigarettes to kids out front of the Den (right from the start), and don’t tell them that cigs are bad.
Sins of our Fathers – In the Minister’s house, peek at what the grown ups are doing at the dinner table, then tell Jebediah that his parents are eating flesh of other people. (credit to Pride Charm)
Trout Talker – In Gastown, at the Liquor Store, talk to the Tuna 25-30 times. It will eventually explode.
Tonic for the Soul – In Gastown, at the Liquor Store, reassure Louis in your dialogue choices.
Bad Medicine – In Gastown, at the Liquor Store, be mean to Louis in your dialogue choices.
Badge of Honour – In the West End, when speaking alone with Henry, let him hold your detective badge.
Howard Lotor – In Act 1 and Act 2, tell the truth about who you are (Howard Lotor) during every conversation.
Wallace Brotor – In Act 1 and Act 2, lie about who you are (Wallace Brotor) during every conversation.
Brollace Howtor – Swap back and forth between being Howard Lotor and Wallace Brotor when speaking to people in Act 1 and Act 2. (NOTE: I have alternated between the 2 names, but haven’t gotten this to trigger)
Snoopy Snooper – At Rose’s house, on her computer, look at every file.
Keep the Hope Alive – After leaving Rose’s room, but before leaving Rose/Florence’s house, speak with Florence again and reassure her with your dialogue choices.
Geezer Pleaser – In Act 2, pet the geezer. In Act 2, be nice to the delivery geezer and tip them. In Act 4, be respectful to the geezer under the Bridge, and then pet the geezer.
New Habits Die Easy – Rat out Joshua to Roger that he’s smoking in the woods.
True Connection – For the letter that you write to Renee in the container in Act 4, pick the love themed options (credit to Samiretas). NOTE: this is missing some information still on how to properly trigger.
Affirming Flame – When breaking out of the container, put the wet bandage over your face and then feign being unconscious. Then be nice to Belle when you leave. (credit to Lanze)
Across Multiple Acts
Blurb Herder – Read every bit about every book in the game, from all shelves and NPCs. The achievement will trigger when trapped in the container, after the cutscene where you’re experimented on, and you read the front cover, middle, and back cover of the book left for you.
- Howard’s bathroom at the start of Act 1
- Book Store in Gastown in Act 2
- Bookshelves of the Minister’s Office in Act 2
- At the apartment building in West End, 5th floor, in Act 2
- The book about flowers in Florence’s apartment, in Act 2
- Belle’s book in the container in Act 4
Smell-o-Vision – Sniff everything that can be sniffed. Will award from the bandage in the container in Act 4 if you did not miss any.
- Jeremy’s dead body in Act 1
- Flesh in the crate at the liquor store in Act 2
- Minister’s desk in Act 2
- Flowers on the roof in the Science City garden in Act 3
- The air and your tumor at Larry’s Mirror in Act 4
- The bandage on your tumor in the container in Act 4
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