List of Routes and Chapters in NieR Automata

In this guide, we have compiled a list of all the Routes and Chapters that you need to complete to achieve a 100% completion rate in the game. Additionally, we have listed all the available endings and side quests, categorized by their respective areas.

  • Basic Information
  • Route A Walkthrough
  • Route B Walkthrough
  • Routes C and D Walkthrough
  • Side Quests
  • Endings

Basic Information

The main storyline in NieR Automata consists of various routes, each with a different main character. Each route has its unique differences, and you must begin with Route A. As you play through the routes, you can complete main quests or side quests to progress through the chapters.

Some side quests are missable. You cannot do anything about it initially, but you can return to them in the endgame using chapter select.

The game has both major and minor endings, with the latter being unlocked as you progress through the game. We have included all of them in our walkthrough.

Route A Walkthrough

  1. Chapter 1
  2. Chapter 2
  3. Chapter 3
  4. Chapter 4
  5. Chapter 5
  6. Chapter 6
  7. Chapter 7
  8. Chapter 8
  9. Chapter 9
  10. Chapter 10

Route B Walkthrough

  1. Chapter 1
  2. Chapter 2
  3. Chapter 3
  4. Chapter 4
  5. Chapter 5
  6. Chapter 6
  7. Chapter 7
  8. Chapter 8
  9. Chapter 9
  10. Chapter 10

Routes C and D Walkthrough

  1. Chapter 11
  2. Chapter 12
  3. Chapter 13
  4. Chapter 14
  5. Chapter 15
  6. Chapter 16
  7. Chapter 17
  8. Route C and Route D endings

Side Quests

  1. Bunker
  2. City Ruins – includes Resistance Camp
  3. Desert Zone
  4. Amusement Park
  5. Machine Village
  6. Forest Zone and Forest Castle
  7. Flooded City

Endings

  1. List of all endings

FAQ

1. What are the different routes in NieR Automata?

The game has three main routes – Route A, Route B, and Route C. Each route follows a different perspective of the story. Route A is played as the character 2B, Route B is played as the character 9S, and Route C is played as both characters. There is also a secret Route D which is unlocked after completing Route C.

2. How long does it take to complete each route?

The time to complete each route may vary depending on the player’s playstyle and skill level. On average, Route A can take around 10-15 hours to complete, Route B can take around 8-12 hours, and Route C can take around 20-25 hours. However, this is just an estimate and can vary based on the player’s experience.

3. Do I need to complete all routes to fully understand the story?

Yes, to fully understand the story of NieR Automata, it is recommended to complete all three main routes and the secret Route D. Each route reveals different aspects of the story and adds depth to the overall narrative.

4. Can I replay a route after completing it?

Yes, after completing a route, players can replay it at any time from the chapter select menu. This allows players to experience the story from a different perspective and make different choices that can affect the outcome of the game.

5. Are there any differences between the different routes?

Yes, each route offers a different perspective of the story, new cutscenes, and different gameplay mechanics. Additionally, certain areas and enemies may only be accessible in certain routes. Completing all routes also unlocks additional endings that provide further insight into the game’s story.

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