World of Horror – Complete Achievement Walkthrough Guide

A list of the achievements in World of Horror, including tips on how to get them.

How to Obtain All Achievements 

Chain Smoker

  • Have 30 Cigarettes in your inventory at once.

This one is pretty easy. Start an Easy difficulty game as Haru (the Yakuza guy), and go to the shop. Simply keep rerolling stock/going into and out of the shop until you can buy two more units of Cigarettes, then “use” all three in your inventory (since you start with one).

Unlocks Foreign Cigarettes.

Junior Priest

  • Purify 2 locations in one playthrough.

With a Holy Candle in your inventory, certain random events can call for using it to purify a location. You only need one Holy Candle; it is not used up when purifying a location. The places I found to purify were in the Mansion during the Vigil case, and one random location while investigating the School.

This unlocks the Monument location, where you can trade STAMINA to lower DOOM. Thanks to General Charm for the tip!

Paranoia Agent

  • Defeat an enemy with the Baseball Bat.

This achievement was bugged in the launch version, but it’s now working properly. Simply get the Baseball Bat weapon from the Apartment Stalker, then bludgeon someone to death with it.

Unlocks the Flare Gun.

Peeping Tom

  • Find the hole in the painting.

During the village festival case, you can inspect the painting in your room – you must click the actual painting to unlock the option to check it out. You will find a hole and unlock this achievement, and can also move a step further later to find the Karukosa Mask needed to get the Perfect Disguise achievement.

This unlocks the Glass Eye item, which when used gives +1 PER and a random effect.

Perfect Disguise

  • Enter the Overgrown Factory while wearing a Ritual Robe and Karukosa Mask.

This is easiest to get after you’ve unlocked the Occult Shop. Buy a Ritual Robe, then do the village festival case. When in your room at the Inn, you can inspect the painting – you must click the painting in your room to unlock the option to check it out – to find a peephole (also unlocking the Peeping Tom achievement). After this, from the overworld you can choose to explore the Staff-Only area of the Inn, which starts a battle with the perverted innkeeper. Once you defeat him he will drop the Karukosa Mask, which, when worn with the Ritual Robe, will grant you the achievement once this case is over. You can also rarely get the Karukosa mask from the weird statue event while investigating the School.

Unlocks the Midasu Touch spell, which costs 2 stamina and gives +1 FND.

Frequent Buyer

  • Shop for items ten times in one run.

Another easy one. Simply enter, leave and re-enter the shop ten times in one playthrough.

Unlocks the Dog Treats item, which when held lowers all shop prices by 1 FND.

Junior Scout

  • Investigate 20 locations with a Compass equipped.

Another fairly easy one. Buy a Compass as early in the playthrough as possible and just have it equipped while you play your game, and you’ll unlock this.

Unlocks the Map item, which has a chance to lower DOOM while exploring, and is also usable in certain events.

House of Paper

  • Take a hostage as Miku while wearing the Tokyo outfit.

Playing as Miku, put on the Tokyo outfit and go raise your DOOM rating to 90% or so. Miku’s Mayhem perk means that her stats are higher based on the current Doom level. Simply intimidate a follower in the Schoolyard into following you to unlock the achievement.

Sadly, either the achievement is bugged or you simply get nothing for completing it.

This Is For My Friends

  • Defeat the Mad Janitor as Aiko.

Start a game as Aiko, and if the Mermaid case isn’t in your list of cases, restart until it is. Simply play the case normally, and when you defeat him the achievement is yours.

Unlocks Ikumi, a follower.

Wait For It

  • Prepare an attack during combat, but do not attack in that round.

Seems a little buggy, but I ended up getting it after attempting it several times. Use the Prepare Attack action and nothing else, not even another Prepare Attack. Make sure the turn is 1 Prepare Attack and nothing else.

Unlocks the Pocket Knife, which allows you to escape from combat once with no DOOM penalty.

Team Kill

  • Backstab a follower.

Seems to be bugged at the moment, as even when you select your follower and click the “kill” button nothing happens.

Say Hello

  • Meet your _other_ neighbor.

I actually just unlocked this while typing this very guide. Simply leave the WOH window unattended for some time, then click it back into focus. On my Win7 machine, fullscreen crashes big-time when alt-tabbing, so it’s best to try this in windowed mode.

Unlocks the Bloody Sweater outfit for Kouji.

True Idol

  • Have 4 followers at once.

Very easy achievement to get. Go to the Schoolyard and simply ask or threaten people to follow you.

Unlocks the Seal of Savvesh spell, which costs 4 REASON and gives +1 STRENGTH permanently.

Classy Ritual

  • Sacrifice a follower with the Ritual Dagger equipped.

See Team Kill – I believe that killing your followers is bugged.

Peeking Tom

  • Defeat a school wraith haunting the corridor.

I couldn’t honestly tell you which particular enemy this achievement is linked to, but I got the achievement after doing the School Scissors case only a couple of times.

Unlocks the Seal of Bram’el, a spell that costs 4 REASON and grants +1 KNOWLEDGE.

Awoo

  • Call Junko.

Before choosing a new case, go to the Watch TV room and dial 56709 (a lyric from a Junko Ohashi song “Telephone”) to unlock this achievement.

This unlocks the spell Thread of Fate, which costs 4 REASON but instantly kills a human enemy. Thanks to General Charm for the info on this one!

Paid in Blood

  • Have a follower die in combat.

When you have a follower, there is an option in Support Actions to have your follower attempt to distract the enemy. This action has a chance to kill the follower, so simply do that until your follower dies.

Unlocks Ryuichi, a follower.

Exorcism

  • Exorcise a ghost.

Find a Ghost enemy, and use the bow-clap prayer thing to exorcise them. This one is random and while it’s not hard, it’s kind of a pain to do. I found a Ghost enemy while investigating the School; there is an event where you enter a bathroom and can choose to leave, or close a stall door. Close the door and you’ll be attacked by the Toilet Ghost. Thanks again to General Charm for getting me on the right track.

This unlocks Pancakes, which I haven’t been able to find.

Scholar

  • Research five spells in one playthrough.

Easy achievement. Go to the School Library and simply research five spells.

Unlocks the Army Knife, a per weapon.

  • Damage: 4
  • Speed: 85
  • Chance to Hit: 70

Transfer Girl

  • Beat the game as the first character, Kirie Minami.

Unlocks the Eldritch Amulet, an equippable item, but so does the achievement From The Brink. Possible bug/incorrect information in the Achievement screen?

Fit Girl

  • Beat the game as the second character, Aiko Takahashi.

Unlocks the Cursed Cartridge item. Worn in Slot C, it makes thrown items deal extra damage.

Thug Survivor

  • Beat the game as the third character, Haru.

Unlocks the Hirie outfit for Kirie Minami.

Idol Survivor

  • Beat the game as the fourth character, Mizuki Hamasaki.

Unlocks the Samurai outfit, but I’m not sure who for.

Reporter Survivor

  • Beat the game as the fifth character, Kouji Tagawa.

The in-game achievement list says this achievement unlocks the Samurai outfit, but I think it may be bugged – that outfit was already available to me for Haru. I think this achievement actually unlocks the Leather Rebel outfit for Kouji.

Student Survivor

  • Beat the game as the sixth character, Mimi.

This unlocks yet another Samurai costume, but again I’m not sure who it’s for.

Chaos Survivor

  • Beat the game as the seventh character, Miku.

Bad Luck

  • Roll a 1 during an event stat check.

Trust me – this is going to happen eventually.

Unlocks the Hermit, a follower.

From The Brink

  • Defeat an Old God with over 90% Doom.

Unlocks the Eldritch Amulet, an item.

Need No Education

  • Burn down the school.

During the battle at the end of the Mermaid case, in Support Actions there is an option to topple a lamp. This will net you this achievement.

Unlocks the Leather outfit for Haru.

Boop

  • Surprise the dog.

When you’re shopping, click that cute dog’s nose and he’ll bork at you, unlocking the achievement.

Unlocks the Innocent Student outfit for Mizuki.

World Saved I

  • Beat the game once.

Unlocks Endless Mode.

World Saved II

  • Beat the game twice.

Unlocks the playable character Mimi, AKA Best Girl.

World Saved III

  • Beat the game three times.

Unlocks the extended A card pack, which adds 10 more events to the game.

World Saved IV

  • Beat the game four times.

Unlocks the extended B card pack, adding a further 10 new events to the game.

World Doomed I

  • Die due to reason.

Trust me, this is going to happen to you sooner or later.

Unlocks the Pain Medication item.

World Doomed II

  • Die due to stamina loss.

This, too, is going to happen sooner or later.

Unlocks the Experimental Drug item.

World Doomed III

  • Die due to 100% Doom.

This, too, is inevitable.

Unlocks the Gruesome Totem item, which lowers Doom by 10% but take 3 off your max reason.

Eldritch Backstory I

  • Beat a game while using the World of Horror backstory.

The first time you beat the game, you’re also going to get this achievement.

Unlocks the Medical History backstory.

Eldritch Backstory II

  • Beat the game while using the Medical History backstory.

This unlocks the Hunted By The Cult backstory.

Eldritch Backstory III

  • Beat the game while using the Hunted By The Cult backstory.

This unlocks the Inheritance backstory.

Eldritch Backstory IV

  • Beat the game while using the Inheritance backstory.

I assume this unlocks the Frail backstory.

Eldritch Backstory V

  • Beat the game while using the Frail backstory.

Soft Side

  • Buy, then return an expensive drug.

When investigating Downtown, you will occasionally be attacked by a masked female rioter. When defeated, she drops a Prescription item, which can be used at the Pharmacy along with 4 FND to get a drug. Take this drug to the Illegal Den to unlock this achievement.

Unlocks Miku, the Rioter as a playable character. Thanks again to General Charm!

Blood Deal

  • Feed an Outer Entity.

Once you’ve unlocked the Monument location, you can trade Stamina to lower Doom, and the first time you do so you will unlock this achievement.

Unlocks the Camp Dog, a follower.

Shiokawa History I

  • Unlock 15 achievements.

Unlocks the City History option, which will let you rearrange (to a point) how the town is laid out.

Shiokawa History II

  • Unlock 20 achievements.

Unlocks the Shop (Occult) location, whose stock is mainly items like Holy Candles, Ritual Daggers/Masks/Robes, etc.

Shiokawa History III

  • Unlock 25 achievements.

Unlocks the Illegal Den, a shop whose stock is usually liquor, cigarettes or weaponry.

Shiokawa History IV

  • Unlock 30 achievements.

Unlocks the Witch’s Tree location, where you can take on a curse effect in trade for STAMINA, a SPELL or FND.

True Despair

  • Beat the game on Hard difficulty.

Seems to be bugged – finished the game on Hard, but no achievement.

Final Stand I

  • Reach turn 30 in Endless mode.

Final Stand II

  • Reach turn 40 in Endless mode.

Final Stand III

  • Reach turn 50 in Endless mode.

Mira

  • Solve the Blue Gem riddle.

When buying a random item from the dog, you will occasionally get a Blue Gem. Furthermore, when using a Tiny Key (only occasionally gained from the Long Arms case) in the School during the Trophy Case event, you will find a goblet whose description is similar to the Blue Gem’s. I haven’t managed to put two and two together on this one though.

Good Old Times

  • Equip Carpenter Hammer with both expel evil and regeneration learned.

This one is easy and is entirely dependent on RNG. Start a game on Easy/Medium as Kirie, and if you’re lucky you already know one (or even both!) of the spells you need. Go to the Hardware Store, buy and equip a Carpenter Hammer, then go to the Library and simply trade DOOM to learn spells.

Unlocks Swollen Joint, a new injury you can randomly receive from events. Enjoy!

Primum Non Nocere

  • Defeat Dream Devourer without killing a single patient.

This is an easy achievement to get. Start a new game, restart if you don’t have Curious case of a contagious coma in your case list, and do whatever pre-case setup your normally do for your chosen character, whether that’s buying new weapons, learning new spells, whatever. When doing the case, you must do the side-quest to investigate the Village twice, as you will receive an item critical to the ending. Play through the rest of the case, and at the end, you are given the option to use the Dust of Seeing to spot the Dream Devourer, which you must then defeat in combat. When that’s done, the achievement is yours.

Unlocks Maria, a new ally.

Something Evil

  • Meet and defeat Something Evil.

While investigating certain locations, you have a chance to trigger an event that mentions Something Evil, and a small counter will appear at the top of your screen that shows a spooky face and a counter which shows how many Something Evil encounters you’ve seen. There are several, but the following, all located in the Apartments, are what triggered this encounter for me:

  • Mail day (choose to read your mail).
  • Unfinished painting (I ran into this twice).
  • Struggling artist (choose to look at the photo).

After getting my Something Evil counter to 4, I continued exploring the Apartments (note that your character’s cute little chibi figure now has a scary face) and eventually ran into Something Evil itself. This is a combat where you have only two combat options: sacrifice stamina or sacrifice reason. Something Evil will also attack. Once you’ve sacrificed roughly 10 resources (of any mix; I sacrificed 8 stamina and 2 reason) a new option will appear in Combat Actions, which will end the combat and grant you your achievement. Thanks to Nintendocat for the hints!

A final note on this: you can increase your Something Evil counter above 4, presumably to a theoretically unlimited number. I tested this twice and ran into the combat encounter at 4 both times, but some Discord users report that they didn’t get it until 5 or even more. I suspect that the counter is actually a stat similar to “magic find” in Diablo-type games, where the higher the number, the more likely you’ll encounter the combat, until it is virtually guaranteed. Food for thought, anyway.

Unlocks Witness Curse, a new ritual spell.

Sweater Girl

  • Find the missing girl.

Very easy achievement to get. Note that you must have completed World Saved IV (complete the game four times) and unlocked Extended Card Set B before you can claim this achievement. Start a game on Easy with the new Ill-Fated backstory, which grants you an immediate level-up, and make sure that you have World of Horror extended card set B enabled – the required event will not show up unless you do. Level up and reroll perks until you can choose the Outdoorsman perk. Then go into your TV room and enter, leave and re-enter until the TV is showing a news story about a girl who went missing around the Shiokawa area.

From there, simply investigate the Forest until you find a bloody sweater and your new achievement. Unlocks Moriko, the new character.

Thanks to Dickle for the tips on getting this one.

Otherworldly Thirst

  • Drink the blood of a forgotten beast and survive.

This one is pretty much all RNG, hoping that you get the right events. I was lucky and got it on my first try.

Once you’ve started, make sure you’ve got the alarming account of abnormal arms case, and complete it while making sure to do the side objective – you must have a Tiny Key. After you’ve got it, investigate the School until you get the Trophy Case event, and use your key to open it and claim a goblet. Continue investigating the School until you get the HALF OPEN event, which leads you to the Otherworld, where you’ll see a new option to fill the goblet with blood. After you’re back, “use” the goblet to unlock this achievement.

Unlocks Yashiro, the new (and very fun) Faith-based character.

Everyone contributed on this one, but Mezzelo and Khalless’s tips are what led me right to it. Thanks guys!

We Don’t Need Eyes

  • Destroy your eye and open the third one.

Another RNG achievement, and another one I got very lucky on. Simply go to the Occult Shop and buy a Glass Eye (note that you must have done the Peeping Tom achievement to unlock the Glass Eye for purchase), then use it to pop out your own eye and replace it with the glass one (ew). Then go to the School Library and research spells until you get Third Eye. Casting it while you’ve got the Glass Eye in your head will grant you the achievement.

Unlocks Ygothaeg, an old god.

Thanks to Dickle for this one!

Never-Ending Summer

  • Change the date and stop the curse.

When in any run, in any game mode, simply click the calendar on the top-left of the screen to change it from May to June 1984.

Unlocks Monkey Wrench, a one-handed STR weapon.

  • Damage: 5
  • Speed: 80
  • Chance to hit: 60
  • Heavy tool: -1 STR

Lightburn

  • Equip two sources of light at the same time.

Another RNG achievement, but very easy in Timeline B. Start a new game, and make sure to complete the side objective for the Sorrowful saga of the moonlight sailors case, which is to discard (not sell) two items. When you complete the objective you will immediately receive a Torch, which can then be equipped along with a Flashlight that you can buy from the dog or the Hardware Store to complete this achievement.

Unlocks Heavy-Duty Flashlight, a 1-handed KNW weapon.

  • Damage: 4
  • Speed: 85
  • Chance to hit: 75

Counts as a light source.

Extra super special thanks to Khalless, without whose advice to do the above I would never have figured out how to get a Torch in Timeline A, and HyperVexed/DaydreamerJane for the Timeline B tip.

Junior Librarian

  • Discard three books in one playthrough.

Yet another RNG one, and hoo boy this one sucks. I got it by playing as Best Girl Mimi and investigating the Mansion over… and over… and over… and over. Remember that when you discard a book, you must not sell it, but hit the Discard button.

Unlocks the Knight-Errant backstory.

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