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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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loved the idea of this article; it was poorly written
My favorite achievements from this year had to be the ones from Fez. That game just made you think outside the box on so many levels. I give credit to Phil Fish. Some of the things that you had to do once you figured them out blew my mind.
assassin's creed III trophy/achievement HOW DO YA LIKE THEM APPLES
my favorite are still the ones from Darkest of Days,
Horse puncher: 100 gamerscore, punch a horse in the face killing it
dont remember: drown yourself
dont remember: kill yourself with a grenade
Doom 3: BFG Edition
You Laugh, It Works- Find Betruger's bloody handiwork in the Delta Labs Hallway
For some reason I thought this one was just hilarious
Those are pretty cool achievements.
The best part of the Lord of the Rings achievement is during the Council of Elrond they made sure to not include the line. That's done to partially fool you into believing they were thinking "See, we're above this." And then, you walk into Mordor and the Secret Achievement pops and bam, they did do it after all.
Not from 2012, but in Portal 2, its The Part Where He Kills You.
Darksiders 2: "I Can Has Cake?" achievement for collecting the Voidwalker.
I <3 noobs from halo 4
"Bropocalypse" for 10G... First level co-op campaign on Halo 4. Awarded for no good reason other than you have completed the first level with a friend.
How Bout Them Apples? from Assassin's Creed III. Yes, you can't not get it if you play the single player, it's part of the story, but it's a witty one as the twist gets you and as you are asking yourself "WTF?" that bad boy pops up, laughing in your face.
I am a fan of achievements as well. The more random the better.
I think the best achievements are one's that make fun of themselves,competitors, and current socially related trends as well as ones that are hard to get.
Reallt funny selection.
My favorites "how do you like dem apples" from assassins creed 3 when you find out your a templar
I liked Dishonored's achievements. They were challenging, fun, and most were pretty outside the box.
I really enjoyed smashing Donkey Mong but I didn't even know about the Far Cry 3 one, I am going to have to go a head and find that one tonight.
Best trophy ever: two girls one spartan, God of War Ghost of Sparta.