Games with ridiculous achievements.

Games with either extremely hard or unrewarding, or easy and rewarding achievements, also the just plain weird or funny ones.


I don't necessarily think the achievements in this list are bad, just that some of them could be designed a little better.

(Sorry for the lack of line breaks, they don't seem to work in the list item comments)
In no particular order...

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20 Comments
Posted by TMThomsen

Nice list. I don't think "Working the Land" from Red Faction is that bad though. The flags from Assassin's Creed 1 are far worse. :P

Posted by RagingLion

I highly approve of this list.  It's a really nice concept and I'd love to see more added.  Maybe some people will give you some more suggestions.
 
Ditto about the AC1 flags btw.  I mean I never really tried for that achievement, but then there was a very good reason that that never even entered my mind as a realistic possibility.

Posted by Belonpopo

Add Halo 3's 7 on 7.

Posted by StarFoxA

Seriously? Working the Land? If anything, Revolutionary is the most difficult achievement in Red Faction: Guerrilla. I had to play through the game to completion three times before getting the achievement.

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Edited by MysteriousBob

You need to include one of the laughably easy achievements from the Ultimate Mega Drive Collection. Like beating the first level of Shinobi III without using a continue- a normal player can do it without getting hit yet alone without losing a bunch of lives first.

Edited by Sparky_Buzzsaw

 
That outrageous number of zombie kills in Dead Rising was pretty ridiculous too. 
 
EDIT: Also, The Simpsons Game with its easiest achievement ever deserves a nod.  Come to think of it, that's one of the few achievements from that game I actually bothered with.  Hm.

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Posted by Darksaw
@MysteriousBob: I've never played the game, is it as easy as you say? Does it give you a really high point value?
 
@Sparky_Buzzsaw: I'll add them to the list then.
Posted by PjotrLeschenko
@Darksaw: 
I have  the Ultimate Mega Drive Collection(aka  Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection ) on the PS3 and one of the easiest Gold Trophies is in Sonic 3 to collect 100 rings in the first level... Don't know how many points you get for that on the Xbox version, but that was extremely easy, I also got the Platinum Trophy(S-Rank for you 360-users out there :D)
Posted by RAGEosaurus

Batman: AA  Freeflow Perfection,  that drove me to the brink of insanity. Borderlands has 2 good ones, the Mario-esque style one were you have you to jump on something to kill them or the Sucka Born Every Minute in which you spend a ton of money...for NOTHING!? Or the legendary Bejeweled 2 in which you have to play Endless mode for about 400 hours for 10 gamerscore

Posted by DarkFury

Quake 4 (Xbox 360) must be on this list, for the same reason GRAW is. Check it out!

Posted by Chariot_Choogle

What about that Alan Wake achievement  for viewing an in-game advert?  http://bit.ly/d4dmFE

Edited by FoxHoundADAM

You reference the Tranmissionary achievement from DR but not the 5 and 7 day survivor ones?  Those were WAY more difficult in my book.  In fact they are the only two I don't have from that game.
Posted by SBYM

I got all the Agility Orbs in Crackdown without a guide and had fun doing it.

Posted by solidejake

I am proud to say that I collected all agility orbs without any help.

Posted by Darksaw
@solidejake:
@SBYM: 
 
Wow, that's pretty impressive. Well done!
Posted by Agent47
@FoxHoundADAM: Don't forget the achievement....Frank the Pimp..ughhhh so rewarding but never again.Endurance run.
Posted by Darksaw
@FoxHoundADAM: @Agent47: 
 
Alright, I'll remove the Transmissionary and add the 7 day Survivor. Thanks for your input.
Posted by EpochError

 Going to suggest adding the achievement for getting all the tech orbs in Enslaved to this. There are hundreds of the fucking things scattered around, many of them intentionally hidden. Getting every single orb in every chapter is a ridiculous thing to ask a player to do. I have some chapters where I've collected 99% of the orbs and the idea of going back in looking for the 1 or 2 I missed is cringe-inducing.     

Posted by Sinclair1369

What about the old GTA series? 
G-G-G-GARUNGA!!!

Posted by Zaxex

Got at least 5 of these, for better or for worse.

The Red Dead Redemption achievement is one of the best.