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Posted by Marino (5731 posts) -

Happy New Year, duders. It's time once again for a data dump based on achievements. Just like last year, this data is based upon Xbox 360 achievements earned in games released in 2012. It'd be easy to just tell you what the most played and least played games were. But, let's take it a step or two further. What if you wanted to know what the least played game that got a 5-star review? I can tell you that. What if you wanted to know the games that had the highest average number of achievements earned? I can tell you that too. Or what about the most played multiplayer games that never got treated to a TNT? Okay...we're getting a little obscure here, but I can still totally tell you that one.

By my count, there were about 250 Xbox 360 and XBLA games released this year. To create an accurate list of releases, I mainly used Xbox360Achievements.org and added a game to the list whenever they did. I would not be surprised if I missed a few stragglers, so let me know if I did. There's also a few games that never had their achievements integrated into the site here, so I took them out of the data for now.

After last year, some people asked about doing Steam and PSN achievements. I still haven't done it because it would basically triple the amount of work involved, and while I enjoy doing these, that's a little too crazy for one guy. I kind of wish I had though since the achievement tracker is going away with the new site. So, this may be the very last time you see achievement data like this at least for a long time.

Onto the numbers!

Top 20 Most Played Games (Overall)


No separation between retail, XBLA, or Kinect here. Mash all that green, orange, and purple together! This is just straight up the most played games on Xbox 360 in terms of unique users. This is also the only list with more than 10 entries, just because I though 11-20 were pretty interesting.

  1. Mass Effect 3 -- 11,523
  2. Halo 4 -- 10,038
  3. Fez -- 7960
  4. Borderlands 2 -- 7174
  5. Trials Evolution -- 7144
  6. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition -- 5430
  7. Assassin's Creed III -- 5225
  8. Call of Duty: Black Ops II -- 5069
  9. Max Payne 3 -- 4923
  10. The Walking Dead -- 4918
  11. Dishonored -- 3582
  12. SSX -- 3442
  13. Mark of the Ninja -- 3434
  14. Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning -- 2982
  15. Dust: An Elysian Tail -- 2858
  16. Sleeping Dogs -- 2837
  17. Spelunky -- 2836
  18. Syndicate -- 2695
  19. Forza Horizon -- 2686
  20. XCOM: Enemy Unknown -- 2617

Top 10 Least Played Games (Overall)

Root what now?

This category is a little skewed because a few of these never came out in North America. But, hey, they're in the tracker and we've got a sizable amount of non-North Americans on the site anyway. Also, no separation between retail, XBLA, or Kinect here. These are simply the most neglected games of the year on Xbox 360 by the Giant Bomb community.

  1. Root Double: Before Crime * After Days -- 0
  2. Phantom of Inferno -- 0
  3. Hunter's Trophy 2: Europa -- 0
  4. Top Hand Rodeo Tour -- 1
  5. Snipers -- 2
  6. Phantom Breaker -- 2
  7. Harley Pasternak's Hollywood Workout -- 4
  8. Wipeout 3 -- 4
  9. Crash Time 5: Undercover -- 4
  10. Nickelodeon Dance 2 -- 4

Top 10 Most Played XBLA Games

Giant Bomb's #4 GOTY

Downloadable games are holding their own these days, but I still felt like it's a little unfair to not give them their own lists.

  1. Fez -- 7960
  2. Trials Evolution -- 7144
  3. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition -- 5430
  4. The Walking Dead -- 4918
  5. Mark of the Ninja -- 3442
  6. Dust: An Elysian Tail -- 2982
  7. Spelunky -- 2837
  8. Rock Band Blitz -- 2348
  9. Happy Wars -- 2228
  10. Alan Wake's American Nightmare -- 1880

Top 10 Least Played XBLA Games

This zombie shit's gotta stop soon, right?

I bet you didn't even know some of these existed.

  1. Darts vs. Zombies -- 8
  2. Planets Under Attack -- 10
  3. Red Bull Crashed Ice -- 11
  4. Home Run Stars -- 12
  5. Ski Race -- 13
  6. American Mensa Academy -- 13
  7. Dogfight 1942 -- 18
  8. Jam Live Music Arcade -- 19
  9. 3 Point Contest -- 20
  10. Bellator: MMA Onslaught -- 24

Top 10 Most Played Kinect Games

Kinect done right.

Did you realize there were more than ten Kinect games that came out this year?

  1. Double Fine Happy Action Theater -- 1594
  2. Wreckateer -- 1036
  3. Kinect Party -- 910
  4. Kinect Playfit -- 698
  5. Kinect Fun Labs: Mars Rover Landing -- 636
  6. Dance Central 3 -- 530
  7. Haunt -- 462
  8. Kinect Star Wars -- 453
  9. Karaoke -- 383
  10. Kinect Sesame Street TV -- 252

Top 10 Least Played Kinect Games

I don't even.

That's one lonely cowboy.

  1. Top Hand Rodeo Tour -- 1
  2. Harley Pasternak's Hollywood Workout -- 4
  3. Wipeout 3 -- 4
  4. Let's Dance -- 6
  5. Country Dance All-Stars -- 7
  6. The Hip Hop Dance Experience -- 7
  7. Darts vs. Zombies -- 8
  8. miCoach by adidas -- 10
  9. Red Bull Crashed Ice -- 11
  10. Home Run Stars -- 12

Top 10 Most Completed Retail Games

100% of the time, it works every time.

This one is based on the percentage of achievements unlocked in the game. Are they just easy achievements? Or really good games that people are dedicated to? You decide.

  1. Nickelodeon Dance 2 -- 100%
  2. Toy Story Mania! -- 73.4%
  3. Ben 10: Omniverse -- 64.4%
  4. The Testament of Sherlock Holmes -- 59.7%
  5. Men in Black: Alien Crisis -- 57.5%
  6. Battleship -- 57.0%
  7. Prototype 2 -- 56.0%
  8. Brave: The Video Game -- 54.7%
  9. Spec Ops: The Line -- 54.4%
  10. Rise of the Guardians -- 52.3%

Top 10 Least Completed Retail Games

Deer have taken over Europe and something must be done!

And are these hard achievements to earn? Or just terrible games that no one spent time on?

  1. Root Double: Before Crime * After Days -- 0.0%
  2. Phantom of Inferno -- 0.0%
  3. Hunter's Trophy 2: Europa -- 0.0%
  4. Snipers -- 1.5%
  5. Le Tour de France 2012 -- 2.0%
  6. Kinect Nat Geo TV -- 2.2%
  7. Top Hand Rodeo Tour -- 2.5%
  8. Carrier Command: Gaea Mission -- 2.7%
  9. Let's Dance -- 3.7%
  10. miCoach by adidas -- 4.3%

Top 10 Most Completed XBLA Games

If it's an old Sega game, it's probably on or soon to be on Xbox Live Arcade.

It's probably not fair to lump these games in with the retail games since they have fewer achievements.

  1. Sonic the Fighters -- 90.9%
  2. Virtua Fighter 2 -- 79.7%
  3. Fighting Vipers -- 76.5%
  4. Kinect Fun Labs: Junk Fu -- 75.8%
  5. Kinect Fun Labs: Rush Snapshot -- 73.6%
  6. Jeremy McGrath's Offroad -- 71.5%
  7. Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown -- 67.8%
  8. Zuma's Revenge -- 65.3%
  9. Kinect Fun Labs: I Am Super! -- 63.5%
  10. The Walking Dead -- 58.1%

Top 10 Least Completed XBLA Games

2012's Best Bow

Seems that players didn't make it too far after entering The Lang Zone.

  1. Wreckateer -- 4.1%
  2. Black Knight Sword -- 4.8%
  3. Sine Mora -- 5.4%
  4. Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc HD -- 6.0%
  5. Karaoke -- 6.4%
  6. Sega Vintage Collection: Monster World -- 6.8%
  7. Kinect PlayFit -- 7.1%
  8. Red Bull Crashed Ice -- 7.8%
  9. NFL Blitz -- 8.1%
  10. Guilty Gear XX Λ Core Plus -- 9.8%

Highest Average Number of Achievements (Retail)

Typically, this category is full of licensed movie-type games.

No percentages here. Just strictly how many achievements unlocked per game per user.

  1. Mass Effect 3 -- 37.4
  2. Toy Story Mania! -- 36.1
  3. Ben 10: Omniverse -- 33.1
  4. Spec Ops: The Line -- 30.4
  5. Brave: The Video Game -- 27.7
  6. Borderlands 2 -- 26.7
  7. Prototype 2 -- 26.2
  8. Rise of the Guardians -- 25.8
  9. The Darkness II -- 25.5
  10. Sleeping Dogs -- 24.0

Lowest Average Number of Achievements (Retail)

We don't even have Xbox 360 box art for this game.

A frightening look at the bottom of the barrel.

  1. Root Double: Before Crime * After Days -- 0.0
  2. Phantom of Inferno -- 0.0
  3. Hunter's Trophy 2: Europa -- 0.0
  4. Snipers -- 1.0
  5. Le Tour de France 2012 -- 1.3
  6. Kinect Nat Geo TV -- 1.7
  7. miCoach by adidas -- 2.5
  8. Let's Dance -- 2.7
  9. Country Dance All-Stars -- 3.1
  10. Carrier Command: Gaea Mission -- 3.8

Highest Average Number of Achievements (XBLA)

Look out behind you!

The Walking Dead should be higher if it weren't for a database problem that didn't register players' achievements who played episode 4 within the first day it was out.

  1. The Walking Dead -- 23.4
  2. Deadlight -- 19.2
  3. Rock Band Blitz -- 16.3
  4. Dust: An Elysian Tail -- 15.3
  5. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition -- 14.0
  6. Fable Heroes -- 13.7
  7. Zuma's Revenge -- 13.1
  8. Mark of the Ninja -- 12.6
  9. Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 -- 12.3
  10. Guardians of Middle-earth -- 12.2

Lowest Average Number of Achievements (XBLA)

Nostalgic for these games? No? Oh...okay.

Were these games difficult or were you just disappointed and only played it once?

  1. Sega Vintage Collection: Monster World -- 1.0
  2. Skullgirls -- 1.1
  3. Haunt -- 1.3
  4. Puddle -- 1.4
  5. Sine Mora -- 1.7
  6. Black Knight Sword -- 1.7
  7. Choplifter HD -- 1.7
  8. Kinect PlayFit -- 1.7
  9. Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc -- 1.8
  10. Warp -- 1.9

Most Played Games Not Reviewed by Giant Bomb

Finally on consoles.

I have to assume Vinny would've been the best person to review The Witcher 2. I miss Vinny's reviews...

  1. The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings -- 2617
  2. Happy Wars -- 2228
  3. Lollipop Chainsaw -- 1856
  4. Soulcalibur V -- 1854
  5. Double Fine Happy Action Theater -- 1594
  6. Final Fantasy XIII-2 -- 1354
  7. Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City -- 1350
  8. FIFA 13 -- 1293
  9. Binary Domain -- 1286
  10. The Amazing Spider-Man -- 1067

Least Played Games Reviewed by Giant Bomb

No, thanks.

Presented by Alex Navarro.

  1. The Expendables 2 -- 51
  2. Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor -- 77
  3. Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse -- 86
  4. Fable: The Journey -- 117
  5. Fire Pro Wrestling -- 136
  6. Grand Slam Tennis 2 -- 147
  7. 007 Legends -- 152
  8. Bloodforge -- 156
  9. The Splatters -- 194
  10. Game of Thrones -- 227

Most Played Games That Did Not Get a Quick Look

Free-to-play is here to stay, y'all.

Ever wonder if Quick Looks have an effect on sales numbers? Well, I can't really answer that, but see if you can decipher anything from this info.

  1. Happy Wars -- 2228
  2. Kinect PlayFit -- 698
  3. Kinect Fun Labs: Mars Rover Landing -- 636
  4. Devil May Cry HD Collection -- 632
  5. Karaoke -- 383
  6. FIFA Street -- 364
  7. Sonic Adventure 2 -- 355
  8. NeverDead -- 328
  9. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations -- 294
  10. Armored Core V -- 287

Least Played Games That Got a Quick Look

That bear seems upset.

This speaks to how many Quick Looks the guys actually churn out.

  1. Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2013 -- 12
  2. Carrier Command: Gaea Mission -- 13
  3. Of Orcs and Men -- 17
  4. Harry Potter for Kinect -- 19
  5. NBA Baller Beats -- 19
  6. NASCAR The Game: Inside Line -- 22
  7. Bellator: MMA Onslaught -- 24
  8. Dragon Ball Z for Kinect -- 28
  9. Kung-Fu Strike: The Warrior's Rise -- 45
  10. Karateka -- 45

Most Played Multiplayer Games That Did Not Get a TNT

So close, yet so far away.

SSX is #1, but "real" multiplayer didn't get added into that game til much later after release.

  1. SSX -- 3582
  2. Happy Wars -- 2228
  3. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier -- 2204
  4. Resident Evil 6 -- 1948
  5. Soulcalibur V -- 1854
  6. Spec Ops: The Line -- 1722
  7. Street Fighter X Tekken -- 1694
  8. Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City -- 1350
  9. FIFA 13 -- 1293
  10. Binary Domain -- 1286

Least Played Multiplayer Games That Did Get a TNT

Possibly the goofiest subtitle of 2012.

Sad in a way, but the chances of you playing against the staff in these games were pretty high.

  1. Ridge Racer Unbounded -- 314
  2. Hybrid -- 423
  3. Awesomenauts -- 472
  4. Dead or Alive 5 -- 765
  5. NFL Blitz -- 765
  6. Persona 4 Arena -- 1001
  7. Gotham City Impostors -- 1204
  8. Need for Speed: Most Wanted -- 1384
  9. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD -- 1730
  10. The Darkness II -- 2406

Community All-Stars

The best...around.

While combing through achievement pages, I began to realize there's a ton of registered users that seemingly only registered to track their achievements. Many have no posts or wiki points. So, while looking at some the rarest achievements earned in 2012, I plucked out some active (or at least semi-active) users to highlight for their feats of greatness.

Miscellaneous Other Nonsense

Average Players per Game-775.53
Average Completion Percentage per Game-26.85%
Average Number of Achievements Earned per Game-10.21
Least Played 5-Star ReviewFar Cry 3 (Brad)2586
Most Played 1-Star ReviewSouth Park: Tenorman's Revenge (Alex)254
Most Played Game Reviewed by AlexThe Walking Dead4918
Least Played Game Reviewed by AlexThe Expendables 251
Most Played Game Reviewed by BradTrials Evolution7144
Least Played Game Reviewed by BradSteel Battalion: Heavy Armor77
Most Played Game Reviewed by JeffMass Effect 311,523
Least Played Game Reviewed by JeffTekken Tag Tournament 2598
Most Played Game Reveiewed by PatrickDishonored3632
Least Played Game Reviewed by PatrickAlan Wake's American Nightmare1880
Most Played Game Reviewed by RyanAssassin's Creed III5225
Least Played Game Reviewed by RyanGrand Slam Tennis 2147

Random Observations Made While Tabulating Data

  • Seven games got TWO Quick Looks: Borderlands 2, Mark of the Ninja, Pid, Sleeping Dogs, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, Trials Evolution, and XCOM Enemy Unknown.
  • Two games got two TNT's: Syndicate and Trials Evolution.
  • One person bought all the items in Scarygirl.
  • Two people earned all the medals in Puddle.
  • 21.68% of those who played Soulcalibur V never cleared Episode 1 in the story mode.
  • 414 people (3.6%) who started Mass Effect 3 never returned to active duty (the first achievement). Guess they can't complain about the ending.
  • Over 1000 people (8.9%) have endured Mass Effect 3 on Insanity.
  • Only 6 people have S-Ranked Street Fighter X Tekken.
  • 3.4% of Shoot Many Robots players never killed 100 robots. Way to follow directions, guys.
  • Armored Core V has eight different versions you could S-Rank.
  • 1.3% of people are good at blowing up dogs.
  • Somehow, three whole people S-Ranked the atrocity known as South Park: Tenorman's Revenge.
  • 234 people never found a single cube shard in Fez.
  • Trials Evolution is quite intimidating. But, did you know 137 people couldn't even pass their first license test.
  • Based on achievements, less people completed Episode 4 than did Episode 5 of The Walking Dead. This was due to a Xbox Live database error that didn't register achievements earned by players within the first 24 hours or so of Episode 4's release.
  • Roughly 20 people who played it S-Ranked Men in Black: Alien Crisis. What the hell…
  • There are eleven achievements in Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor that no one has unlocked. Is the game so broken that you can't actually get them?
  • Five masochistic individuals have completed Spelunky without collecting any treasures.
  • Sixteen people started Quantum Conundrum but never actually picked up the IDS device. Puzzles are hard, duders.
  • Over 1000 people entered The Lang Zone and nearly half of them never earned a medal to show for it.
  • Wolfenstein has more players than this years' Madden.
  • 144 people have played more than 300 different songs in Rock Band Blitz.
  • We have 227 True Ninjas on Giant Bomb.
  • CheapAssGamer's is the second best NBA Baller Beats player…in the world?
  • No hockey this year means no one has the will to S-Rank NHL 13.
  • Everyone that started Double Dragon Neon got cursed with a 1-point achievement, but only 87 were able to get the 19-point achievement to get back to some semblance of normalcy.
  • 9.8% of Borderlands 2 players "Did It All" by completing every side mission in the game.
  • No one has S-Ranked Kinect Sesame Street TV and it's all because of Smart Glass.
  • Over 2000 people have played the free-to-play XBLA game known as Happy Wars. But only 32 of them completed every story mission. I wonder if Johnny V is still playing.
  • Only nine people have scored 50,000 points while DJ'ing in Intel Discovered.
  • The Super Turbo Turkey Puncher achievement is the most common in Doom 3 BFG Edition.
  • 52 people never even made it to the festival in Forza Horizon. Another 20 never finished a race.
  • 77.17% of Mass Effect 3 players finished the game, which is extremely high compared to other games.
  • Barely a quarter of the people who played Assassin's Creed III got a double assassination with a musket.
  • Over a third of Halo 4 players completed the campaign on Heroic or harder.
  • There are no achievements involving sharks in Far Cry 3. What's even the point?

The Impossibilities Are Endless

Here are some of the hardest and/or rarest achievements from 2012. No one has earned any of these yet.

Country Dance All-StarsCountry Dance ChampionEarn scores of 500,000 or more on 30 different songs in any score game mode.
Dead or Alive 5Anybody, Anytime, AnywhereFight 50 people through invitations.
DishonoredVoid StarComplete all Normal and Expert challenges with a 3-Stars rating.
F1 Race StarsShortcut ExpertTake every shortcut in the game.
Fable: The JourneyMedal Gear SolidEarn a Gold Medal in every Arcade Mode challenge.
Grand Slam Tennis 2The LegendCareer - Finish ranked #1.
Madden NFL 13Shannon Sharpe AwardAs a created TE, surpass Shannon Sharpe on Legacy Score in Connected Careers.
NHL 13LegendaryRetire as a Legend in Be A Pro with a Created Pro.
Of Orcs and MenBloodjawFinish Of Orcs and Men at the highest difficulty level.
Persona 4 ArenaCombo CrazyComplete every characters' challenges.
Sonic & All-Stars Racing TransformedTeam SonicFinish 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th with local friends in a 10 player race.
The SplattersThe Combonator!Earn three stars in each "Combo-Nation" level.
Top Gun: Hard LockGive 'em HellFire every weapon in the game at least once.
Trials EvolutionWail of the BansheeZero fault the Hard as Nails tournament using the Banshee.
Wheel of Fortune: Big MoneyFashionistaAcquire all contestant clothes and logos.
WWE '13King of the WorldAchieve the maximum rank on Xbox Live.
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The Raw Data

All Zombies Must DieXBLA12/283Brad26024.64.5
NFL BlitzXBLA1/47658.12.5
Choplifter HDXBLA1/108614.41.7
Onechanbara Z: KaguraRetail1/19824.917.4
Soulcalibur VRetail1/31185419.110.9
Final Fantasy XIII-2Retail1/31135433.213.4
Double Fine Happy Action TheaterXBLA2/1159439.26.5
Simpsons: Arcade Game, TheXBLA2/386430.84.6
Darkness II, TheRetail2/74Alex240645.425.5
Gotham City ImpostersXBLA2/74Brad120416.73.6
Kingdoms of Amalur: ReckoningRetail2/74Jeff343424.818.1
Shank 2XBLA2/728815.83.4
UFC Undisputed 3Retail2/1477620.27.3
Grand Slam Tennis 2Retail2/143Ryan14727.312.3
BlazBlue Continuum Shift ExtendRetail2/1418911.26.9
Zumba Fitness RushRetail2/1410111.84.6
Kinect Fun Labs: Junk FuXBLA2/2015175.86.1
Asura's WrathRetail2/214Brad258830.422.2
Alan Wake's American NightmareXBLA2/223Patrick188038.35.1
Under Defeat HDRetail2/231442.519.3
Binary DomainRetail2/28128634.620.8
Mass Effect 3Retail3/64Jeff1152351.937.4
Street Fighter X TekkenRetail3/63Jeff169415.211.1
Major League Baseball 2K12Retail3/62749.86.7
Blades of TimeRetail3/68628.211.3
Top Gun: Hard LockRetail3/64128.417.4
I Am AliveXBLA3/72Brad97128.25.2
Silent Hill: DownpourRetail3/1363721.913.0
FIFA StreetRetail3/1336423.711.0
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm GenerationsRetail3/1329431.719.5
Birds of SteelRetail3/136530.214.6
Shoot Many RobotsXBLA3/1458833.34.3
Defenders of ArdaniaXBLA3/144116.02.4
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon CityRetail3/20135015.113.1
Silent Hill HD CollectionRetail3/205887.74.8
Ninja Gaiden 3Retail3/202Alex45020.318.6
Armored Core VRetail3/2028716.913.5
Kinect Rush: A Disney/Pixar AdventureRetail3/209916.48.9
Sine MoraXBLA3/213Brad5345.41.7
Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc HDXBLA3/211756.01.8
Kinect Fun Labs: I Am Super!XBLA3/2620763.54.5
Ridge Racer UnboundedRetail3/2731415.28.8
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13Retail3/2746817.18.8
Warriors Orochi 3Retail3/2722226.017.0
Country Dance All-StarsRetail3/27719.33.1
Rhythm PartyXBLA3/287027.44.6
Wrecked: Revenge RevisitedXBLA3/286630.44.2
South Park: Tenorman's RevengeXBLA3/301Alex25412.64.2
Summer Stars 2012Retail3/301030.017.2
Kinect Star WarsRetail4/32Brad4539.55.9
Devil May Cry HD CollectionRetail4/36328.312.8
Pinball Arcade, TheXBLA4/455728.76.5
Diabolical PitchXBLA4/47736.75.7
Kinect Fun Labs: Kinect Rush SnapshotXBLA4/614373.65.3
Splatters, TheXBLA4/113Alex19427.75.8
World Gone SourXBLA4/1118447.45.9
Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, TheRetail4/17261721.113.0
Trials EvolutionXBLA4/185Brad✓✓✓✓714418.56.4
Deep Black: Episode 1XBLA4/183236.64.3
Mud: FIM Motorcross World ChampionshipRetail4/201711.38.8
Prototype 2Retail4/243Jeff152456.026.2
Walking Dead, TheXBLA4/275Alex491858.123.4
Sniper Elite V2Retail5/157636.418.5
Fable HeroesXBLA5/235440.513.7
Minecraft: Xbox 360 EditionXBLA5/94Brad543058.114.0
Max Payne 3Retail5/154Ryan492312.810.7
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2XBLA5/1529019.93.5
Akai Katana ShinRetail5/1524739.122.2
Game of ThronesRetail5/152Alex22718.710.7
Jam Live Music ArcadeXBLA5/161936.85.6
Dragon's LairXBLA5/1813337.74.7
Dragon's DogmaRetail5/223Patrick208825.817.7
Men in Black: Alien CrisisRetail5/226757.522.4
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future SoldierRetail5/223Jeff✓✓220418.211.1
Joy Ride TurboXBLA5/2327732.44.6
Sega Vintage Collection: Monster WorldXBLA5/232506.81.0
Sega Vintage Collection: Alex Kidd & Co.XBLA5/2313738.55.0
DiRT ShowdownRetail5/2935524.114.9
Let's DanceRetail5/2963.72.7
Sega Vintage Collection: Streets of RageXBLA5/3025641.15.3
Sega Vintage Collection: Golden AxeXBLA5/3013042.05.9
Mad RidersXBLA5/308824.53.5
SBK GenerationsRetail6/1830.218.0
Virtua Fighter 5: Final ShowdownXBLA6/544667.87.5
Madagascar 3: The Video GameRetail6/55335.518.3
Bang Bang RacingXBLA6/63621.92.8
Lollipop ChainsawRetail6/12185629.717.4
Phantom BreakerRetail6/12237.519.0
Babel RisingXBLA6/135522.23.3
Root Double: Before Crime * After DaysRetail6/1400.00.0
LEGO Batman 2: DC HeroesRetail6/193Brad129745.417.8
Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013XBLA6/1979845.912.3
Steel Battalion: Heavy ArmorRetail6/191Brad776.05.9
Brave: The Video GameRetail6/197154.727.7
Spec Ops: The LineRetail6/263Jeff172254.430.4
Amazing Spider-Man, TheRetail6/26106741.820.1
London 2012: The Official Game of the Olympic GamesRetail6/2624324.612.6
Just Dance: Greatest HitsRetail6/262123.613.1
Jeremy McGrath's OffroadXBLA6/274171.58.7
Mini Ninjas AdventuresXBLA6/292639.85.0
Le Tour de France 2012Retail6/2962.01.3
Kinect Fun Labs: Micro Lab ChallengeXBLA7/212825.21.9
Test Drive: Ferrari Racing LegendsRetail7/3418.95.4
Bellator: MMA OnslaughtXBLA7/42430.811.5
Frogger: Hyper Arcade EditionXBLA7/69031.15.1
NCAA Football 13Retail7/1051220.78.6
Kinect PlayFitXBLA7/106987.11.7
Ice Age: Continental Drift - Arctic GamesRetail7/101220.18.9
Quantum ConundrumXBLA7/1129919.65.1
Zuma's RevengeXBLA7/1123365.313.1
Dungeon Fighter Live: Fall of Hendon MyreXBLA7/1320735.86.6
Kinect Fun Labs: Mars Rover LandingXBLA7/1663623.92.2
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HDXBLA7/183Jeff173017.55.3
miCoach by adidasRetail7/24104.32.5
Risen 2: Dark WatersRetail7/3115917.711.5
Expendables 2, TheXBLA7/312Alex5138.19.1
Persona 4 ArenaRetail8/74Jeff100116.412.7
Darksiders IIRetail8/144Jeff238534.621.1
Sleeping DogsRetail8/144Alex✓✓285837.024.0
Dust: An Elysian TailXBLA8/155Brad298247.515.3
Counter-Strike: Global OffensiveXBLA8/2164019.03.8
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure HDXBLA8/225935.84.9
Madden NFL 13Retail8/283Alex12649.65.7
Transformers: Fall of CybertronRetail8/283Jeff84127.618.4
Damage Inc.: Pacific Squadron WWIIRetail8/281626.910.6
Rock Band BlitzXBLA8/294Ryan234844.716.3
Kung-Fu Strike: The Warrior's RiseXBLA9/54513.73.3
Dogfight 1942XBLA9/51818.84.4
Mark of the NinjaXBLA9/75Brad✓✓344235.812.6
NHL 13Retail9/114Alex61612.56.6
Tekken Tag Tournament 2Retail9/114Jeff59836.920.4
NBA Baller BeatsRetail9/111918.613.0
Testament of Sherlock Holmes, TheRetail9/116359.720.0
Red Johnson's Chronicles: Episode 1 - One Against AllXBLA9/112527.74.6
Double Dragon: NeonXBLA9/1222015.88.7
Joe Danger 2: The MovieXBLA9/1448819.76.9
Borderlands 2Retail9/184Jeff✓✓717440.226.7
Kinect Sesame Street TVRetail9/182524.34.2
Kinect Nat Geo TVRetail9/182162.21.7
F1 2012Retail9/1817525.513.8
Harley Pasternak's Hollywood WorkoutRetail9/18420.012.5
Jet Set Radio HDXBLA9/1948010.45.7
R.A.W. Realms of Ancient WarXBLA9/195719.52.6
Fire Pro WrestlingXBLA9/212Alex13630.17.1
Dead or Alive 5Retail9/2576521.115.2
Pro Evolution Soccer 2013Retail9/257411.54.7
Angry Birds TrilogyRetail9/2517011.79.1
Wipeout 3Retail9/25439.115.8
Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead RabbitXBLA9/2634938.85.4
Marvel vs. Capcom: OriginsXBLA9/2618021.47.3
Crash Time 5: UndercoverRetail9/28444.513.5
FIFA 13Retail9/29129323.113.6
Resident Evil 6Retail10/22Brad194820.918.1
Harry Potter for KinectRetail10/21920.812.3
Carrier Command: Gaea MissionRetail10/2132.73.8
NBA 2K13Retail10/24Alex60914.58.7
Port Royale 3: Pirates & MerchantsRetail10/2354.86.0
NiGHTS into DreamsXBLA10/517731.24.9
Sonic Adventure 2XBLA10/535515.53.2
XCOM: Enemy UnknownRetail10/95Ryan✓✓268623.921.2
Fable: The JourneyRetail10/93Brad11726.314.2
Worms RevolutionXBLA10/1011413.95.7
Naughty Bear: Panic in ParadiseXBLA10/103210.75.6
Rugby League Live 2Retail10/111324.510.0
Of Orcs and MenRetail10/121722.613.1
Happy WarsXBLA10/12222814.54.2
WRC 3Retail10/122029.213.6
Intel DiscoveredXBLA10/1519342.26.4
Dance Central 3Retail10/165308.44.9
Doom 3: BFG EditionRetail10/163Brad45110.85.9
007 LegendsRetail10/162Alex15214.29.0
Wheel of FortuneRetail10/164738.923.9
Dragon Ball Z for KinectRetail10/162818.37.4
Zumba Fitness CoreRetail10/161618.87.0
Skylanders GiantsRetail10/1728919.412.9
Serious Sam 3: BFEXBLA10/179918.05.5
Zombie Driver HDXBLA10/174218.37.2
Forza HorizonRetail10/235Jeff269531.121.8
Medal of Honor: WarfighterRetail10/233Brad55134.520.7
Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2013Retail10/23129.85.3
Just Dance: Disney PartyRetail10/232015.38.6
Cabela's Hunting ExpeditionsRetail10/23525.19.4
Guilty Gear XX Λ Core PlusXBLA10/241039.84.7
Phantom of InfernoRetail10/2500.00.0
Home Run StarsXBLA10/261224.49.4
Hunter's Trophy 2: EuropaRetail10/2700.00.0
Assassin's Creed IIIRetail10/304Ryan522536.919.2
Need for Speed: Most WantedRetail10/304Jeff138429.418.7
WWE '13Retail10/304Alex67026.113.3
Zone of the Enders HD CollectionRetail10/3024316.69.7
Nike+ Kinect TrainingRetail10/307914.49.2
Toy Story Mania!Retail10/301673.436.1
Pool NationXBLA10/314321.05.5
Top Hand Rodeo TourRetail11/212.56.0
F1 Race StarsRetail11/55915.911.7
Halo 4Retail11/64Jeff1003823.419.6
NASCAR The Game: Inside LineRetail11/62229.416.8
Sega Vintage Collection: ToeJam & EarlXBLA11/716918.86.8
Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD CollectionRetail11/98835.116.8
Nickelodeon Dance 2Retail11/124100.019.0
Call of Duty: Black Ops IIRetail11/134Jeff506922.412.4
LEGO The Lord of the RingsRetail11/1359633.316.1
Midway Arcade OriginsRetail11/139133.111.2
Just Dance 4Retail11/134515.79.2
Hip Hop Dance Experience, TheRetail11/13712.17.0
Ben 10: OmniverseRetail11/13764.433.1
Planets Under AttackXBLA11/141012.34.9
Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of TwoRetail11/1810014.38.2
Hitman: AbsolutionRetail11/204Alex158140.022.2
Sonic & Racing All-Stars TransformedRetail11/2034722.815.6
Family Guy: Back to the MultiverseRetail11/201Alex8642.323.8
3 Point ContestXBLA11/202030.03.0
Rise of the GuardiansRetail11/201452.325.8
Ski RaceXBLA11/201324.62.5
Darts vs. ZombiesXBLA11/20825.02.5
History Channel: Legends of War - PattonRetail11/20524.46.2
Sonic the FightersXBLA11/2816690.910.9
Virtua Fighter 2XBLA11/2811779.79.8
Fighting VipersXBLA11/2810376.511.5
Red Bull Crashed IceXBLA11/30117.82.0
Far Cry 3Retail12/45Brad258641.322.8
Guardians of Middle-earthXBLA12/433733.712.2
Marvel Avengers: Battle for EarthRetail12/42120.914.2
Black Knight SwordXBLA12/12644.81.7
American Mensa AcademyXBLA12/121318.84.2
Kinect PartyXBLA12/1891027.85.6
#3 Posted by Carryboy (988 posts) -

Wasn't there a NBA 2k13 quick look or did i imagine that?

#4 Posted by Marino (5731 posts) -

@Carryboy: Yep. Missed it somehow. I'll update it.

#5 Posted by MildMolasses (3199 posts) -

Awesome info. Thanks duder

#6 Posted by Baillie (4655 posts) -

@Marino: Sweet, I'm one of the 6 people who did SFxT?! Awesome.

#7 Posted by EVO (4029 posts) -

Holy shit. Fascinating stuff.

#8 Posted by jonnyboy (2867 posts) -

Fascinating as always. Nice one.

#9 Posted by LiquidPrince (16668 posts) -

Dumping! DUMPING! So much data.

#10 Posted by Mento (3450 posts) -

That 2000 monsters achievement in Risen 2 is just horrible. If it wasn't for the 100k miles Tales of Vesperia achievement (which I actually bothered to get, for whatever reason), it would've the poorly-conceived one I saw in 2012. For context, I hit the much more reasonable 500 kills right near the end point, and only a handful of enemies ever respawn in that game. So, yeah, four playthroughs.

Anyway, these are always fun. I like that there's a whole mess of achievements no-one managed to get. Are you following it up with an inaugural (and final) PS3 trophies rundown?

#11 Edited by AjayRaz (12737 posts) -

this is completely crazy as always. thanks for sharing. i would already have that DOA5 invitations achievement but nobody has invitations on anymore on Xbox. either that, or no one's playing that single player content anymore. i started up the PS3 version for the first time yesterday and i got an invitation the moment i started playing.

#12 Posted by xMEGADETHxSLY (484 posts) -


#13 Posted by joshthebear (2704 posts) -

So much data; I love it. Awesome work @Marino

#14 Posted by spree4567 (164 posts) -

Ghost Recon got reviewed I believe

Love seeing this data, great job!

#15 Posted by believer258 (13542 posts) -

I tried playing Doom 3 BFG on Nightmare. Your health constantly goes down by 5 every few seconds or so and you die fast. I just didn't really want to do that.

#16 Posted by Marino (5731 posts) -

@Mento said:

Are you following it up with an inaugural (and final) PS3 trophies rundown?

Nah. I've been keeping track of the Xbox stuff for a year now adding new games as the year went along. Starting over from scratch for PS3 would take a ton of time. Considering the achievement tracker is dying soon, I wish I had kept track of PS3 as well. Oh well.

@spree4567 said:

Ghost Recon got reviewed I believe

Fixed. Thanks.

#17 Posted by Stimpack (994 posts) -

Nice job, man. Very interesting to read up on all of this.

#18 Posted by Phototropic (71 posts) -

@Mento: @Mento said:

That 2000 monsters achievement in Risen 2 is just horrible. If it wasn't for the 100k miles Tales of Vesperia achievement (which I actually bothered to get, for whatever reason), it would've the poorly-conceived one I saw in 2012. For context, I hit the much more reasonable 500 kills right near the end point, and only a handful of enemies ever respawn in that game. So, yeah, four playthroughs.

Anyway, these are always fun. I like that there's a whole mess of achievements no-one managed to get. Are you following it up with an inaugural (and final) PS3 trophies rundown?

Yes, yes it is. I got that one while home with the flu and it was all I could do to stay awake. I just used the save at the end of the game right before the boss fight since the game tracks stats even when you reload prior saves.

#19 Posted by Mento (3450 posts) -

@Phototropic: Ha, yeah, I forgot it did that. That's how I got most of my other Risen 2 ones, if I'm being honest, like the "dig up 50 treasures" achievement - which might've worked a little better were there anything like that many treasures in the game that you could actually exhume.

Like I intimated with that Vesperia achievement, I'm no stranger to doing awful (or awfully dull, as the case may be) things for achievements. You just need something else to take your mind off things, like a new Bombcast or a terrible disease. One being more preferable than the other, I'm guessing.

@Marino: I've been fascinated with the trophy-tracking on this site since it began. Especially in how they figured out those achievement point equivalents, including multi-platform games which still somehow came out at ~1100 points when converted. Wouldn't have been as interesting as all this Xbox stuff though, not with the smaller amount of user data.

#20 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4748 posts) -

@AjayRaz said:

this is completely crazy as always. thanks for sharing. i would already have that DOA5 invitations achievement but nobody has invitations on anymore on Xbox. either that, or no one's playing that single player content anymore. i started up the PS3 version for the first time yesterday and i got an invitation the moment i started playing.

That is weird. I found the invitations inconsistent. Most of the time when I tried to fight the person it failed to connect.

I wish I one of those true ninjas but I stopped my new game plus run after the first set of levels.

#21 Posted by stefb42 (4 posts) -

always good to look at stats,reckon i got a couple of pretty rare achievements and completions this year.

#22 Posted by Phatmac (5926 posts) -

Great work @Marino!

#23 Posted by Icicle7x3 (1255 posts) -

So the 4 people that played Nickelodeon Dance 2 also got all the achievements for it?

Heck of a game im sure.

#24 Posted by bobafettjm (1878 posts) -

Awesome stuff, I am really going to miss these.

#25 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8020 posts) -

Nice work as always Marino, and thanks for the highlight!

#26 Posted by aurahack (2520 posts) -

Seeing Hybrid at only 400 plays is some special kind of tragic. :(

#27 Posted by Marino (5731 posts) -

@aurahack said:

Seeing Hybrid at only 400 plays is some special kind of tragic. :(

So many XBLA games are just sort of sent out to die.

#28 Posted by Sanity (2119 posts) -

This stuffs interesting, love the fact that trials still has a unearned achievement.

#29 Posted by dungbootle (2501 posts) -

Delicious, delicious stats

#30 Posted by Inkerman (1492 posts) -

Top Hand Rodeo sounds like a sex thing.

#31 Posted by JoeyRavn (5175 posts) -

Oh, shit, I love data dumps. Congrats on the hard work, !

#32 Posted by Napalm (9230 posts) -

You are a mad man.

#33 Posted by JeanLuc (3849 posts) -

God I love looking at stats and data for stuff like this. Also, fuck getting the "combo crazy" achievement in Persona 4 Arena. Some of those challenges are insane.

#34 Posted by morrelloman (635 posts) -

Three things I did that this list made me feel better about. Finishing ME3 on insanity and Doing every side mission in BL2. Oh and completing Fable: The Journey

#35 Posted by jkz (4112 posts) -

@Marino said:

Perfect. And awesome work, as always, Marino. This shit's always fascinating

#36 Posted by ixnay (42 posts) -
#37 Posted by handsomeb (75 posts) -

Amazing stuff.

I need to play some DD:Neon My gamerscore has ended in a pesky 9 since FIFA '09.

#38 Posted by Marino (5731 posts) -

@Inkerman said:

Top Hand Rodeo sounds like a sex thing.

Who says it's not? Only that one guy really knows.

#39 Edited by gla55jAw (2774 posts) -

@Marino said:

@aurahack said:

Seeing Hybrid at only 400 plays is some special kind of tragic. :(

So many XBLA games are just sort of sent out to die.

I wanted to pick it up during the sale last week, but wasn't sure anyone would be playing.

#40 Posted by bacongames (3965 posts) -

Some things of note that stuck out to me:

1) How the fuck are there FIVE Crash Time games. FIVE!

2) Bummer about Hybrid given that it's XBLA only having 472 registered players. What a unique take on shooting that ultimately didn't get rewarded for it. Sure the launch was a mess, maybe explaining some of the numbers but I sure wish that the ideas from Hybrid live on.

3) 1 person playing Top Hand Rodeo Tour is goddamn hilarious.

#41 Edited by Driadon (3140 posts) -

@Marino said:

  • There are eleven achievements in Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor that no one has unlocked. Is the game so broken that you can't actually get them?

Challenge accepted. I'm one of the few people that still liked that game, even with some of the controller mishaps.

At least in short bursts.

Also, most of those are for killing EVERONE. Christ, that'll take a while.

#42 Posted by ZagZagovich (819 posts) -

Oh wow. There was a version of Phantom of Inferno released on 360 this year? It's a 10 year old visual novel. Something about girl assasins I think. Crazy. Great job on getting this all together and orgonised. Lose the misc. section too. Hope achievement tracking is not gone from the new site forever.

#43 Posted by Slag (6365 posts) -

That was fun to read, thanks !

#44 Posted by Scottish_Sin (241 posts) -

Really fascinating stats. I was quite surprised to see that Fez and Trials: Evolution beat out the 360 version of Minecraft on this site only because of how that game sold like gangbusters.

@Mento said:

That 2000 monsters achievement in Risen 2 is just horrible. If it wasn't for the 100k miles Tales of Vesperia achievement (which I actually bothered to get, for whatever reason), it would've the poorly-conceived one I saw in 2012. For context, I hit the much more reasonable 500 kills right near the end point, and only a handful of enemies ever respawn in that game. So, yeah, four playthroughs.

Anyway, these are always fun. I like that there's a whole mess of achievements no-one managed to get. Are you following it up with an inaugural (and final) PS3 trophies rundown?

Hats off to you on that one, seriously. Played through Risen 2 once. That was enough for me. ;)

#45 Posted by Daiphyer (1432 posts) -

To be fair, no one can get through The Lang Zone.

@Marino said:

I am a true ninja. *pops smoke bomb*

#46 Posted by RWBladewing (138 posts) -

Seeing Phantom Breaker on the Least Played list reminds me how annoyed I am that it never actually came out here. SevenSixty has to be one of the worst publishers there is. They've "delayed" the game for over a year now and only bother to state that they currently have no information to give every couple months. It's kind of sweet justice to see one of the 2 titles they actually did bother to release on the Least Played Games that had a Quicklook list.

#47 Posted by VoshiNova (2111 posts) -

Marino, you are awesome.

Seriously, it's really neat to see all of this data in a clean/presentable format - thanks!

#48 Posted by me3639 (2006 posts) -

As a Transportation analyst I love seeing well detailed break downs. Great job.

#49 Posted by PatchMaster (289 posts) -

That is a crazy amount of data. Good work yet again!

#50 Edited by Roger778 (960 posts) -

Wow! I'm really impressed that Mass Effect 3 was the most playedt retail game of last year.

Fascinating list, indeed.