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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 don't have a favorite trophy this year, but best all time is Dead Space 2, after you kill a raptor like creature the trophy is "clever girl" Awesome jurassic park reference. Works perfectly
RE6 - I Prefer Them Alive
Torchlight 2 - The Band Played On
TWD - What Remains
One does not simply...make a Best Achievements List and not comment on it.
How you like them apples?
Trophies and Achievements are great! It feels good getting them.
Nice, I didnt get a lot of trophies/achievements this year but I love the concept of them.
HIjacker was definitely the best of the year. Immensely satisfying, but took forever to figure out which gun to use to break the glass. As soon as I did, it felt great. On a side note, I was disappointed with how lame the mechs felt to use. Bioware should have taken a cue from the mech sequence in F.EA.R. 2. THAT was a good one.
The fish one from Sleeping Dogs was great.
I love it when games have fun and creative trophies like this.
I want to buy lord of the rings just to get that achievement
I liked the achievement "A Slap on the face".... LOL
LEGO Lord of the Rings has the best trophies I've earned. And I should know, since I did all of them. Also you forgot the Taking the Hobbits to Isengard achievement for travelling to Isengard as every playable hobbit (except for derivatives of the same character).
These are all pretty funny or cool. I think the Mordor one is the highlight.