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04-01-2012, 14:42   #1
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Unlocking Achievements

Thought it might be good to have an achievement thread where people can post about new batches of achievements they got or difficult achievements they finally managed to gain. Also we could use this for people who wanted to find partners for co-op/ multiplayer related achievements for current and older games.

Taking a recent example I noticed a good few people on my friends list have a full 200/200 achievements on the recently re-released Sonic CD so I’d be interested to know from other gamers if they found that the game was particularly easy for achievements or which ones were a bitch to get.

Note: I know the achievement/ trophy system divides opinion among gamers but there’s a good few players on this forum that enjoy collecting them so this thread is for such players. If you don’t like achievements, please start your own thread.
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Thought it might be good to have an achievement thread where people can post about new batches of achievements they got or difficult achievements they finally managed to gain. Also we could use this for people who wanted to find partners for co-op/ multiplayer related achievements for current and older games.

Taking a recent example I noticed a good few people on my friends list have a full 200/200 achievements on the recently re-released Sonic CD so I’d be interested to know from other gamers if they found that the game was particularly easy for achievements or which ones were a bitch to get.

Note: I know the achievement/ trophy system divides opinion among gamers but there’s a good few players on this forum that enjoy collecting them so this thread is for such players. If you don’t like achievements, please start your own thread.
This!!!!!

ANyway currently working Lego Harry Potter 2 not to hard, I'm stalling for when I have to go back and do the secret boss level in rayman origins, managed about half way through on my last run before I rage quit out, it's serious ball buster of a level.
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After playing Gears 3 over Christmas I went back to Gears 2 on Monday night and was able to unlock 8 achievements worth 140 points in less then 30 minutes. All it took was setting up a casual game against one bot and the game basically cycled through the all of the multiplayer maps so I got achievements for playing on all boxed game maps and dlc maps plus the ones for winning matches on said maps as well.

It was clearly cheating and they were not "achieved" but it was cool to see them all unlock in quick succession. I wasn't that big into Gears 2 multiplayer but have been playing a lot of 3 so I might go back and get more of the online ones for Gears 2.
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Hmmmm I have a fair few of those left to do in Gears 2, I did like you did for a few also , reluctant to start the dlc packs as I know I'll end up screwing myself on completion %
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Does anyone ever go back to old games? I gave up on Need For Speed Most Wanted back in 2006 but re-bought it (from Adverts.ie) and have a 5 year gap between achievements
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Does anyone ever go back to old games? I gave up on Need For Speed Most Wanted back in 2006 but re-bought it (from Adverts.ie) and have a 5 year gap between achievements
LMAO soooooo guilty , that was before my OCD kicked in and I grew to regret not getting some easy achievements from the ones I'd long since traded in.

Hitman Bloodmoney was one I did that with off the top of my head, hated that went it came out but we I replayed it last year I actually quite enjoyed it.

Perfect Dark Zero is another I got back for €5 a while back still need to get cracking on that , that will surely be a 6 year gap lol I can actually remember trading that as it was the only launch title I fancied, it traded it in the new year for condemned
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I'm STILL working on my madden 06 30 years of franchise- oh to have a week with no distractions.

The really sad thing is i have about 112 titles, have probably only played about half of them
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Hold off all you want Calex my friend, it will still be there waiting for you. I had to do it in one sitting, I knew I'd never do it otherwise. Besides the Gears DLC I've not been concentrating on any achievements at the moment. I will have to go back to FallOut NV when the GotY comes out. I still have Skyrim to finish also, and Dead Space. Looking forward to Mass Effect 3 in March, I pretty much maxed the second one out. I did all those Gears 2 achievements genuinely Seamarse you mock me.
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Hold off all you want Calex my friend, it will still be there waiting for you. I had to do it in one sitting, I knew I'd never do it otherwise. Besides the Gears DLC I've not been concentrating on any achievements at the moment. I will have to go back to FallOut NV when the GotY comes out. I still have Skyrim to finish also, and Dead Space. Looking forward to Mass Effect 3 in March, I pretty much maxed the second one out. I did all those Gears 2 achievements genuinely Seamarse you mock me.
Very tough to get the gears 2 ones legit these days, my completion % is going to suffer bad come Feb 3rd when MGS and Z.O.E come out. \MGS is is still 3k TA though that will surely drop slightly with an EU release Those are 5 games i'll be playing for fun with out question and screw the % hit

According to trueachievements my hardest achievement is "Mike Checka' " in Guitar hero world tour, @ a whopping 6.60 ratio, definitely not the hardest one I'v gotten, as I just used a youtube video of someone else getting 100% with the mic @ the speaker lmao

Same with my 3rd hardest "Stone Cold Crazy" in GH:Metallica

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I thought the left 4 dead 2 achievements very fairly hard to do, they took me long enough. I've 100% completion though. Valve tend to make their achievements fairly hard, most of the ones from the orange box were.
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My top 10 games on TA are:

1 Left 4 Dead - 2,180
2 Gears of War - 2 1,975
3 Borderlands - 1,966
4 Sonic Generations - 1,870
5 Left 4 Dead 2 - 1,817
6 Alice: Madness Returns - 1,753
7 Gears of War 3 - 1,750
8 SmackDown vs. RAW 2011 - 1,671
9 Rock Band 3 - 1,671
10 Fallout 3 - 1,639

Top 10 TA ratio Achievements are:

1 Treasure Hunt 685 ------------------ (Band Hero)
2 Jack of All Trades 505 ------------------ (Guitar Hero World Tour)
3 Man Of 1,004 Holds 267 ------------ (SmackDown 2011)
4 Dr. Lividstone, I presume 264 ------ (Rayman Origins)
5 Suicide Missionary 258 ------------(Gears of War 2)
6 Nothing Lasts Forever... 257 ------(Rayman Origins)
7 PERFECTIONIST 246 ----------------- (Bully)
8 The Jaw! 242 ----------------------- (Rayman Origins)
9 Partners in Crime 236 ----------------- (Saints Row 2)
10 Ultimate Collection 235 ----------- (Sega MegaDrive Ultimate Collection)

I agree Valve like making the achievements difficult, I maxed out the original Left 4 Dead which was quite hard but extremely enjoyable, my favourite multiplayer game on 360. I was nearly at 100% completion of Left 4 Dead 2 but it's just so bad compared to the first one I abandoned it.

Sometimes I think of hiring you to come up with/find out about ways to unlock those pesky finicky achievements for me Calex, you should come over to my house sometime.

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I did all those Gears 2 achievements genuinely Seamarse you mock me.
Haha, yeah it was a pretty cheap move alright.
I read on xbox360achievements.org about a method of getting the Gears 2 "Party Like it's 1999" achievement by basically setting up your xbox to automatically play matches and then leaving it on for a few hours to play itself. I don't think I'd go that far to cheat... yet... maybe.

I never did check out true achievements, must do that soon.
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Through all my horde grinding I got to like 1500 matches so the week before Gears 3 came out or there abouts I did that automatic match set up, you need a USB pad or a charger kit though or the pad turns off and the game pauses. TA is pretty good, you can add your live friends on the site (Those that are on it anyway) And chat/comment on achievements and organise games etc. (If you do sign up say I referred you not Calex, he's a FOOL I tell you!)

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I think my proudest achievement would have to be the Zombie Genocider achievement from Dead Rising 1, man that achievement was a grind
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I think my proudest achievement would have to be the Zombie Genocider achievement from Dead Rising 1, man that achievement was a grind
There is a similar achievement in Left 4 dead 1, I think it's actually 1 more zombie than that DR 1 achievement lol.

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Taking a recent example I noticed a good few people on my friends list have a full 200/200 achievements on the recently re-released Sonic CD so I’d be interested to know from other gamers if they found that the game was particularly easy for achievements or which ones were a bitch to get.

Didn't see this first time, I maxed out Sonic CD yeah but I've maxed out all the Sonic Arcade games and Sonic Generations etc, I'm big into Sonic and always was so the games are second nature to me now. I wouldn't say Sonic CD would be easy for people new to Sonic or rusty at it, they take a fair bit of patience too. Some of my time attack times registered 2nd and 5th in the world when I posted them first so I was chuffed with that
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