More Players, More Challenge
You would have thought teaming up with your friends and other skilled players would make tackling a game’s list of achievements rather easy. Not in the case of these slippery trophies. Hope you and you squad are ready to put in the time, because no amount of teamwork is going to make these tasks a walk in the park…
#5: Yes, I Am The Real Garry
“Garry’s Mod” (2004)
Most achievements in ‘Garry’s Mod’ are smaller bonuses, meant to make events feel special rather than necessarily providing a challenge. For ‘Yes, I Am The Real Garry’ you have to play in a server with the game’s creator Garry Newman. Problem is, Garry virtually never plays his own game anymore. Unlike similar achievements which allow every player with the achievement to pass it on, you need THE Mr. Newman. Fans have stalked Garry’s profile and even set up massive events around him to complete this otherwise impossible undertaking. Since all related glitches have been patched, Garry himself ironically can’t get the achievement.
#4: “How The West Was Won”
“Red Dead Redemption” (2010)
To level up in ‘Red Dead Redemption,’ Rockstar Games asked players to spend more and more time in their online mode. At its base, ‘How The West Was Won’ asked players to hit rank 50 by earning over 330 thousand experience points. Gamers could originally replay certain hideout missions for as much as three thousand XP at a time before a patch. After completing every other challenge, many players reported hitting 100 thousand points or less. Prestiging at level 50 also unlocks the ‘Legendary’ achievement. “Red Dead Redemption 2” has a similar achievement called “Notorious” that once again; asks players to hit rank 50. Man Rockstar really can’t help themselves.
#3: What A Long, Strange Trip It’s Been
“World Of Warcraft” (2004)
Regardless of your skill level, ‘What A Long, Strange Trip It’s Been’ takes longer to complete than any other achievement in ‘World Of Warcraft.’ This is because it requires people to play the game across eight different holiday events including Christmas and Valentine’s Day. Each event also has about a dozen quests to complete, some of which are for high-level players only. At minimum you need nine months to complete all the quests, and that’s assuming you don’t miss one and have to wait another year. While you get a cool mount as a reward, Blizzard acknowledges they made this achievement for hardcore players only.
#2: Seriously 4.0
“Gears Of War 4” (2016)
‘Gears Of War’ ditched their insane kill-count ‘Seriously’ achievements for ‘Gears Of War 4’ and made you complete everything else instead. ‘Seriously 4.0’ requires you to beat the campaign on insane and then climb all the way to level 1000 online. In Horde mode, you’ll have to level up each class and then max-out one skill. After you complete 50 waves in Horde, you’ll have to do that again on each of the other nine maps. Unlocking all 141 ribbons requires hyper-specific scenarios and researching how to complete them. Suffice it to say, ‘Seriously 4.0’ wore down even the most hardcore players with its extreme demands.
#1: World Champion
“Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter” (2006)
Hitting number one on ranked leaderboards used to seem like a fair achievement when ‘Advanced Warfighter’ first came out. People soon realized however that becoming top dog was reserved for a couple gamers. While the current sparse player-base would theoretically make this easier, the world champions lead with obscene stats. Most guides suggest cheating through multiple fake accounts to boost yourself up the ladder. Even by gaming the system, it’s estimated to take eight weeks of consistent play to reach the top. Though this may have been easy in the first weeks of release, ‘World Champion’ is virtually impossible for modern players.
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