Dream Daddy, a popular new dating simulator in which you date hot dads, has a reputation for being a heartwarming game. But since its release, players have started wondering if there’s something more sinister hiding beneath the original story, thanks to rumors of a “cult ending” that is allegedly hidden in the game’s…
Sean Walton, the developer of the ecosystem-creation game Intelligent Design, promises that he will release some of the game’s source code if someone manages to unlock the game’s final Steam achievement. Despite being out since May, no one has cracked the mystery yet.
Achievements might be arbitrary indicators that you Did A Thing, but they’re still thrilling to earn. On Steam, you can even put achievements on display and turn your profile into a gleaming monument to your accomplishments. Some developers have recently taken to front-loading subpar games with thousands of…
Ark: Survival Evolved is getting some proper achievements on Steam in next week’s big update, most of them pulled directly from the console versions. That’s great, kind of. As much as I love this dinosaur-themed survival time waster, it can lack direction, and achievements can give a bit of direction to an open-ended…
Most Steam games come with somewhere in the neighborhood of 15-50 unlockable achievements. Running Through Russia has 4,096.
Most people can’t survive the hellish onslaught of Devil Daggers for more than 60 seconds. And if you watch this video, you’ll understand why.
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.