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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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"Too much salt will kill you" from The Walking Dead. Anyone? Anyone? No.... Okay.
a great trophy was the ac3 "spit roast", where you had to double assassinate guards with a musket. I also like the "Sugar Daddy" trophy from borderlands 2, where you have to tip Moxxi $10,000
Yeah, the Lego LOTR one was sweet.
that "one does not simply"
One of the best achievements IMO hands down is from Portal 2:
It went something like
This is the part where he kills you
It's that part
My favorite trophy is perfect piranha from Wipeout 2048. Also obtaining the platinum for that game is actually enjoyable :)
Wow...that last achievement just single-handedly convinced me that I should give Lego video games another chance.
Nice little list of achievements/trophies!
Might get lord of the rings just for those lol
I have to go with Assassin's Creed III's "How do you like them apples?" achievement. That was such an unexpected twist, and left my jaw hanging for a good ten minutes.
Nice. I didn't know indecisiveness could get you an achievement.
I thoroughly enjoyed karate-kicking helicopters.
In prototype 2 there's an achievement that made me lol
it's literally called "What a B*tch"
LOL, Donkey Mong...
World of Warcraft: "I'm In The Black Lodge" a Twin Peaks reference.
Assassin's Creed 3 - How do you like them apples? Those who have played it know why its funny.