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Whether you love them, hate them, or forget they exist until they pop on your screen and interrupt your game, achievements and trophies have become a (literally) required aspect of all PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 games.I fall into the love camp, and these are some of my favorites from 2012. The achievements and trophies that I find most interesting aren't the ones that mark your progress in a storyline or reward you for attaining a certain number of headshots. I like the ones that force you to think outside of the normal functions of the game, or simply reward you for doing something weird.
Mass Effect 3Mass Effect is a game that’s all about its story, and as such many of its achievements tie into specific storyline moments. This is one that you have to go out of your way to get, and it's not easy. When you do pull it off though, it feels great.Hijacker – Hijack an Atlas Mech
JourneyI actually have a very specific story as to why I like these Trophies so much, and you can read about them right here.Ancestors – Find a mysterious creature hidden in the templeReflection – Sit and meditate with another player for more than 20 seconds
Dance Central 3I got this achievement organically, and it made me laugh. Basically you get an achievement for being indecisive in your music choice.Just pick something! – Skipped 5 songs in Party Time
FezThis achievement, in a way, defines what is so amazing about Fez. It forces you to think outside of the traditional boundaries of video games in order to find an unlock everything.Achievement unlocked – RTRTLTRTRTLTLTLT
Prototype 2Born of an Internet meme, karate kicking a helicopter feels pretty damn good.Arcade action – Karate kicked a helicopter
Read on for more of the best Achievements and Trophies of 2012.
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I guess I'm missing out, I never really pay attention to them.
In Uncharted 3, you can smack some people around with fish and earn "He's Gonna Need a Sturgeon"
excellent list. I do enjoy getting trophies and achievements, though i usually dont set my focus on them until after completing the game.
It was kill donkey mong, not donkey kong.
To this day, the best Achievement I've ever gotten was from that obscure FPS "Darkest of Days", and the achievement was "Horse Puncher: Punch a Horse in the face, killing it".
i <3 achievements
The Borderlands one doesn't say Donkey Kong. It was Donkey Mong. Since the enemy was a Bullymong.
fully went for slapping someone with a fish in sleeping dogs ... it was suprisingly hard too
You know what didn't get on here that should have?
I Swear! I Did It By Mistake!
Peeped under Juliet's skirt once.
That was soo hard to do. But **BRAAAHHHH** if I wasn't curious.
Nice list, love seeing random achievements.
I'm a trophy hunter myself but I felt that Journey didn't really need them...
I didn't realize so many people like achievements. I should have guessed so since they made them mandatory, but they always seemed a gimmick to me.
What about from Borderlands 2
"Well That Was Easy"- Complete the quest Shoot This Guy in the Face.
SHOOT ME IN THE FACE!!
End of joke.