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Your Most Wanted Achievements

Want to know what the most desired achievements are? The answer lies within.

The achievement tracking feature we rolled out back in May has proven to be pretty popular with you guys. It's probably one of my favorite things about Giant Bomb, and it's only gotten better over time. In addition to tracking your Xbox 360 profiles and World of Warcraft accounts, we're now keeping stats on PC games that use Steam to offer achievements. And I'm hoping that we'll be able to get PlayStation 3 trophies in the mix in the relatively near future. All of this gives us a great deal of data to play with, and we're thinking about different ways to let you play with it down the line.

So I figured I'd share some statistics with you that I found pretty interesting. These figures cover data that goes all the way back to the mid-May launch of our achievement stuff. In the future, I'll be limiting the data to shorter timeframes so we can all see how it changes from week to week.

For starters, here are the top five achievement lists on Giant Bomb. Whether people are searching on Google or just navigating the site directly, these are the five full achievement lists that you've been asking for more than any others.

  1. Prototype
  2. Ghostbusters: The Video Game
  3. Red Faction: Guerrilla
  4. UFC 2009 Undisputed
  5. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10

Considering how well UFC seems to have been selling, I can't say I'm too surprised to see it up there. Also, it might say good things about Red Faction: Guerrilla's sales that it's already ahead of UFC, even though it hasn't been out for as long. After seeing the above list, I'm not too surprised to see achievements from some of those games on the most popular achievements list. Oh, and keep in mind that we've yet to build in proper support for secret achievements, which may skew the data a bit.

With that, these are the ten most popular individual achievements on Giant Bomb.

  1. Prototype - Self-Deception
  2. Ghostbusters: The Video Game - I Love You When You Rough-House!
  3. UFC 2009 Undisputed - World Class Grappler
  4. Prototype - Return Fire
  5. Prototype - Web Of Knowledge
  6. UFC 2009 Undisputed - Hall of Famer
  7. Fable II - The Fowl Player
  8. UFC 2009 Undisputed - That was easy!
  9. Ghostbusters: The Video Game - Ghostbusters Drinking Game
  10. Ghostbusters: The Video Game - Egon's Guinea Pig

Another DID YOU KNOW moment here. DID YOU KNOW that we allow people to comment on individual achievements? It's true! We've done this so that people can get in there and help each other out. So if you're working on The Fowl Player in Fable and can't figure out how to get the chicken suit, well, our achievement page happens to already have the answer. So sync up your accounts today, and if you've been waiting to get your PSN account and trophies up in there, hang tight. Hopefully we'll be able to have something for you before too long.
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