My favorite trophies and achievements in video games are the gimmick-based ones. They’re not about finishing a level or getting a certain amount of headshots. They’re about doing something specific, often something outlandish, silly, deliberately provocative, or plain screwed up. They can add levity to a sober gaming…
Wow, Fallout 4. What a troll!
In the weeks since Super Meat Boy has been on PS4 and Vita, only four people have picked up the platinum trophy. That list might not get much longer, given how difficult it is. Why? You have to beat every world in the game without dying. Only 0.8% did this on Steam, a world where it’s easy to cheat at achievements.
SOMA is a standout game, and one of the many ways it distinguishes itself is through its restrained use of achievements. There are 10 on Steam (or 10 trophies on PlayStation), and each is nothing more than a progress marker. They come infrequently and unexpectedly. I wasn’t sure when one would pop up or why. They…
Invisible, Inc. is a game that is all about secrecy and hacking. Fitting, then, that one of its achievements can only be nabbed if players mess around with the game’s files.
Yeah, I know, they're called trophies on PlayStation. Achievements, trophies... whatever you want to call them, Helldivers has some of the funniest I've seen in a while.
Achievements are gaming's version of badges of honor. And only the most elite of players earn certain achievements.
If you're like me, you're not playing Dragon Age to save the world. You're playing Dragon Age to get to know some buddies, and maybe even to smooch someone.
The compilation also has 4,500 gamerscore – a new record for any Xbox title.
Let me start by saying that I realize I'm crazy.
The first piece I ever wrote for Kotaku chronicled my fun-sucking addiction to achievements. 15 months later, I'm back to tell you how I overcame that addiction.
Some achievements are too easy, at times only requiring players to do mundane things like pressing start. Some achievements pose an actual challenge to players, requiring people to earn their digital trophies. And some achievements? Some achievements just aren't possible, no matter what a game might say.
No, it wasn't one of the Blizzard devs, but a rather enthusiastic Russian player, Хируко, who managed to unlock every single achievement in World of Warcraft (that's 2057 at the moment) and an extra 205 of the ~300 Feats of Strengths unlocked.
Trials Fusion is out now, and it apparently has a collection of hidden minigames, including a first-person maze, and Trials versions of Marble Madness, Angry Birds, and... Tennis. Here's how to find 5 of them.
Ronny, aka blackangel887462, is one of the most dedicated PlayStation gamer son the planet, having racked up over 500 platinum trophies. A feat which he decided to have commemorated with a real platinum trophy.
Achievement reveals have lost some of their appeal here over the years. But then I see the list for South Park: The Stick of Truth and I feel compelled to share it. Here's the very first one, for 15 Gamerscore. "New Kid on the Block: Join the KKK."
Hakoom, one of the more prolific and visible trophy hunters in the PlayStation Network, just broke through to level 100—a rank that requires a user to win some 30,000 trophies. Three others have also breached the 99 barrier, thought to be the limit when PSN instituted trophy support back in mid-2008.
The little achievement pop-up isn't the only thing that's changed on the Xbox One. Actually viewing Xbox One achievements themselves will be better, too.
As we've discussed previously, the Xbox One will have two types of achievement. There are gaming achievements, like you've always had, but now there are also media achievements, designed to reward you for spending time using your Xbox One for other stuff (and, ultimately, spending more money).