By Marino 33 Comments
So, I got bored last night and decided to take a look at the achievement tracker here on Giant Bomb. One of the more interesting things about it to me is that it shows how many Giant Bomb members have played each title. Unfortunately, we can't sort information based on this statistic, so I dumped it over into Excel to sort it out. Now, this is just based on the 150+ games that I have played so it isn't all inclusive, and I didn't include the PS3 games from my list since it would skew the results seeing as trophies were tracked for such a short period of time. Here are some random facts I was able to pull out of the raw data. The results are somewhat depressing.
Halo 3 is the most played game with 27974.
Minesweeper Flags is the least played game with 253.
205 Giant Bomb members were a part of the Kinect Beta program last year. Don't tell anybody!
In fact, I can't find a sequel that has more players than its predecessor. Even Modern Warfare 2 has about 1000 less than Call of Duty 4. Hell, even the Doritos games had a drop off from Dash of Destruction to Crash Course.
Wanna know why Penny Arcade didn't get a third episode? While 3964 people played Episode 1, only 1510 have played Episode 2. Tycho redeemed himself though with the 3622 people who have played Poker Night at the Inventory.
More people have used the Rock Band Music Store than have played Rock Band 3. So sad.
Thanks to the XBLA release of Torchlight, now over 10000 Giant Bomb members have played the game.
Currently, there are 45 games on my list with over 10000 players. Bayonetta would need 103 more people to be the 46th.
There are 1565 people unable to hide the fact that they played DOA Xtreme 2 (myself included). Attaining ONE achievement in that game earns you a B ranking though.