Boss Strategies

Below are my strategies for defeating the bosses in Deadly Premonition. Needless to say there are some major spoilers!


Boss Battle #1- Episode 4, Chapter 21

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As Emily

Firearm: Sheriff custom

I find I have the most luck hitting Thomas when he’s standing on the gears closest to Emily, but it is possible to hit him when he’s standing anywhere. Unfortunately, targeting him is useless you will have to do it by sight alone.

The best time to get a lot of hits in is when he’s standing on that large hook! Listen for the horn and be prepared to lock on when he starts swinging towards you. Complete all the quick time events and then target him again while he’s stationary rising to the ceiling

As York: (Spiritual Map Quest #3)

Firearm: Machine Gun

Just aim near him with the machine gun and eventually the bullets will connect! The best time to get a lot of hits is when he’s standing on that large hook! Listen for the horn and be prepared to lock on when he starts swinging towards you. Complete all the quick time events and then target him again while he’s stationary rising to the ceiling

Boss Battle #2 Episode 5, Chapter 23

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[George Form #1]

Fire Arm: Magnum

He is only vulnerable within the exposed skin on his back. To get a good shot in stand in front of him so he charges at York. Sidestep his attack by hitting the bumpers, do a quick 180 and shoot when his back is exposed after his initial axe swing. Be careful though if you are too close a quick time event is prompted which causes York to dive off to the side and you miss your chance to hit him.

Another good time to hit him is when he stands in one spot and taunt York. Listen for the sound of his axe hitting his hand and run around and target his back.

[George Form #2]

Fire Arm: Magnum

He is only vulnerable on his back and on his scarred cheek. To get a good shot in stand in front of him so he charges at York. Sidestep his attack, do a quick 180 and shoot when his back is to you. Be careful though if you are too close a quick time event is prompted which cause York to dive off off to the side and you miss your chance to hit him. After your attack be sure to move quickly away, if you linger George will pick York up by the neck.

Another good time to hit him is when he stands in one spot taunting York. Listen for the sound of his axe hitting his hand and run around and target his back.

Boss Battle #3 Episode 6, Chapter 25

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[Kaysen Form #1]

Fire Arm: Magnum

Shoot him with the infinite magnum until he falls off the ceiling. Dodge his barrel roll attack and shoot him again while he’s on the floor.

[Kaysen Form #2]

The pause button is your friend, use it if you need a break!

[Kaysen Form #3]

Fire Arm: Magnum and Machine Gun

Shoot the Kaysen Doll in his hand. When he lets loose his green energy attack do a 180 turn and run in the opposite direction and sidestep if you are in an energy path. If you are too close to Kaysen when he starts the attack the initial earthquake shake will harm York and make him fall.

To avoid this attack and stay close to him at the same time guide Kaysen over to the right of the screen so there’s at least two of those large edge boulders between him and the left side of the screen. Kaysen will side side in that direction if you stick close to the side that’s holding the doll.

One Kaysen is in position and unleashes his attack just run behind the boulder closest to him and it will protect you from the earthquake and the energy blast.

When Kaysen places the doll in his pocket run up his arm and take out your machine gun to spray the front of his chest with bullets. I find you are more likely to land a kill shot that way. If you miss the doll Kaysen regains all of his life and you will have to start the process all over.