There’s something about those little trophies and achievements that keep us coming back, sometimes even when the game is past the point of being fun. Have you ever played a terrible game, just to get the achievements? Most of these games on this list are great, and their achievements are all super-tough. Some of them are more of a grind, some of them are just straight-up nearly impossible… Many are a mix of both. Let us know how many of these you’ve unlocked, and no fibbing.
8. My Kung Fu Is Stronger from Mortal Kombat (2011)
This is one of those achievements that’s just a matter of grinding it out. You’ll have to complete the following:
- Win 100 fights
- Complete 100 fatalities
- Perform 150 x-rays
- Spill 10,000 liters of blood
Doesn’t sound too crazy, right? Well, you’ve got to do it for each of the 28 fighters in this game. On top of that, you’ve got to play each character for a total of 24 hours. So, this achievement is going to take an absolute minimum of 672 hours to earn, assuming that you’re able to complete each fighter’s tasks in 24 hours. On the plus side, you don’t need to do this for the DLC characters.
7. Seriously 3.0 from Gears of War 3
This is a challenging achievement for sure, but a lot of it just involves grinding away those kills. The list of tasks you’ve got to complete to unlock this achievement is too long to list here, but essentially you’ve got to reach level 100 and earn every Onyx medal. Some of them you’ll unlock easily just by playing the game a lot, others will require you to go out of your way – far, far out of your way, to achieve them.
6. Bladder of Steel from Rock Band 2
It’s called Bladder of Steel because you’ve got to play thought the entire “Endless Setlist 2” without taking any breaks, and without failing any songs at all. You just continually keep playing, one after another, until 7 hours have passed and you’ve unlocked this achievement.
Tip: People have completed this achievement by hosting a party or just having a bunch of friends over, so they can take turns and beat it as a tag-team. Obviously, that’s cheating and they have nothing to be proud of, so grab a seat on your portable toilet, make some snacks, and git ‘er done.
5. Mile High Club from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remaster
This achievement was notoriously difficult in the original game. It’s a matter of using flash bangs, aiming quick and effectively, and using cover. Knowing where the enemies are spawning from is essential. And just so you don’t make it all the way in the end only to get sent back, make sure you finish the final enemy with a headshot – don’t shoot him in the legs. Then, you’ll skydive to safety and the Mile High Club achievement is all yours. Some players have mentioned that it’s even trickier in the remastered version due to how the flash bangs work.
4. 7 Day Survivor from Dead Rising
To unlock this achievement, you need to survive for 7 in-game days, which is 14 hours in real time, without saving your game. No do-overs. Can you imagine how tense it starts to feel as you’re in the home stretch?
20 minutes is a long time when you’re inside a zombie infested mall, but a week?! Good luck with that. Some of these achievements are pure skill, some are endurance, and some are a mixture of both like this one.
3. Rapid Discord from Overwatch
Only a small fraction of Overwatch players will achieve this one, it requires a fair amount of luck, skill, and being in the right place at the right time. Just being there isn’t enough, you’ve also got to rise to the challenge. What challenge, in particular? You’ll need to get 4 kills or assists with Zenyatta’s Orb of Discord within six seconds. It helps if you have someone healing you, since he’s only got 150hp, and it also helps to have the right enemies showing up. You need all of the stars to align, then you’ve got to nail it.
2. Mr. Perfect from Mega Man 10
In order to unlock the Mr. Perfect achievement from Mega Man 10, you’ll need to clear the entire game without getting damaged at all, and that’s complete madness. Mega Man 10 was a throwback to the classic Mega Man style of game, so if you grew up playing that you’ll have a bit of a head start, but still – completing the entire game without taking damage is a tall order for even the most seasoned of Mega Man players.
1. Impossible Boy from Super Meat Boy
Super Meat Boy‘s entire MO is basically that it gets super difficult, and you’ll die again – and again – and again… but not if you want the Impossible Boy achievement, which requires you to beat a collection of some of the most challenging levels without even dying once. It doesn’t even make sense, this is some kind of cruel joke. Check out the video to see this madness for yourself.
Once you beat the light world, you unlock cotton alley. Once you get an A+ on every level in cotton alley, you unlock the Dark World versions of those levels which are even more difficult, and you’ve also got to beat those without dying.