Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden Final Promise Achievement Guide

Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden. Screenshot courtesy Focus Entertainment.
Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden. Screenshot courtesy Focus Entertainment. /

DontNod released their 2nd foray into the RPG genre with Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden this week. It's a fresh break from their Life is Strange-esque type setup and saw a lot of promise after their first title in the genre, Vampyr, received a lot of acclaim.

Banishers boasts a few tweaks on tried and true formulas which allow it to stand out amongst its competitors. In typical fashion, achievement hunters will see a few collectible grabs to 100% the game. One of those, Final Promise, is tied to the end of the game. If you're not careful, you'll end up with a lot of extra playtime on your hands. We take you through an easy way to earn the achievement without having to go back through a 2nd play-through.

Banishers boasts a new mechanic that lets you send ghosts to their final resting place by banishing them after performing rituals. These are tied to story and side quests rather than the standard enemy encounters. As part of the story, your character Antea will be killed by an evil manifestation. Her partner (and our other character) Red, will need to make a promise to Antea in deciding whether to resurrect her or let her ascend and release her ghost at the end of the game. No matter what you choose here you earn the "A Promise Made" achievement.

Here's where the twist comes in. In order to resurrect Antea, you will need to obtain life energy. This, of course, comes in the form of killing people. Here's how it works.

At the end of each main or side mission, you will be given the choice to banish the ghost tied to the mission or blame the living person involved for causing the other to die and become a ghost. Blaming the people kills them and absorbs their life energy, which you will need should you choose to resurrect Antea. The end of the game, you will be forced to again make a choice. You can change your choice from the beginning, but keeping it earns you the "Final Promise" achievement for keeping your oath. In order to avoid a forced second playthrough, here's what you do.

Make sure to pick the resurrect option at the beginning of the game and choose blame for each encounter. At the end of the game, make a manual save before returning to New Eden Town. Once you defeat the boss, choose to affirm your oath for the Final Promise achievement and pick to resurrect Antea. Doing this will also earn you the "Death is a Journey" achievement for bringing her back to life. Now, reload your manual save when you have the opportunity. Make sure to choose the ascend option this time to receive the "Farewell my Love" achievement.

This is the only way to earn all the achievements in one playthrough. If you choose the ascend option at the beginning and play the game that way, you will not have enough life essence at the end in order to bring Antea back to life. You will be forced to start all over again in order to get the essence by blaming the people in the missions your second time around. We hope this helps on your way to earning the Master Banisher platinum achievement and grabbing them coveted 100%.

Banishers: Ghost of New Eden is out now on Xbox Series, PC and PS5. Let us know what you think of it below!