Top 10 Wednesday: Top 10 Achievement Whoring Games
Here is the first installment of something I hope will catch on with my fellow Teabaggers, ‘Top 10 Wednesday’… It does exactly what it says on the tin, it’s a top 10 and it’s on a Wednesday… So this weeks list, my top 10 achievement whoring games, is plucked straight out of my games played list, so it may be that there are some easier games than the ones listed below, but they’re not included because I’ve not played them. So without further ado…
10. Fight Night Round 3
Not the quickest whoring game around, but bloody good fun! The achievements in this game pretty much just come from playing the career mode through once, which can be done in a couple of days. Other than that, this game still has some of the best graphics the 360 has to offer. So if you’ve not played it, want an easy 1000 points and want to play one of the slickest looking games around, grab a copy now.
9. King Kong
The game that started it all… The first ‘easy 1000′ game released, King Kong. Released as a tie in to the Peter Jackson movie, this game just follows the storyline of the film through from the start. It was fun for about 10 minutes, and then just became one long, boring FPS, interjected with really short levels where you play as Kong. Time to perfect? About 8 hours or so. But be warned, this game is painfully bad!
8. Madden NFL 06
What list of easy gamerscore would be complete without a Madden game? This list is no exception… My choice, Madden NFL ’06, the only American football game I’ve played where you can complete it without playing a single game of that silly, stupid sport. Basically, you can get every achievement in this game using the ‘sim match’ option. The only drawback is you have to sit there for about 5 hours pressing ‘A’ repeatedly to skip all the crap that pops up.
7. Fusion Frenzy 2
Another one of the games on the list that I actually found fun to play, essentially a game of mini-games. Think the ‘Crystal Maze’ meets ‘Takeshi’s Castle’ and your about there… The achievements themselves are pretty mundane, like complete single player with character X, win an online game, etc. It took me about 6 hours to get all of these, but worth keeping for the multiplayer carnage!
6. NHL ’07
Another EA Sports masterpiece (ok, maybe not..) here, this time NHL ’07. Another ice hockey game, just like every other EA NHL game ever made. You can get most of the achievements in 5 games, then you just need to sim a few seasons away and play an online match, simple. An easy evenings gaming for a pretty easy 1000.
5. Open Season
The film was bad, the games no better… Following the adventures of Boog the Bear, Elliot the Deer and all their animal friends trying to get Boog back to his home in the city. The achievements are easy if you keep a guide to hand, and the game can be beaten in about 6 hours. Although really only play this game if your 8 or want an easy gamerscore fix!
4. Surf’s Up
Now don’t underestimate this game, it’s actually quite a good game, just you can perfect it in 5 hours. Another kids film tie-in, this time about surfing penguins. I really don’t see how you can make a film about that, but hey somebody did, and someone much have watched it. The game plays quite like a surfing Tony Hawks, with Penguins… ‘Nuff said!
Yet another kids film made into a game (see a theme here?), this time everybody’s favorite heroes in a half shell, the ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’. The game is just another 3D platformer with some kicking ass to boot, and as a side note, this game is truly awful! Luckily it’ll all be over in 4 hours and then you can get rid of it and claim ignorance when your friends see it on your list.
2. NBA 2K6
Just turn the match length up to 30 minutes, set the opposition to be as bad as possible, then just make sure you do everything on this list in that one game and hey presto, 1000 gamerscore! Simple as that.
1. Avatar: The Burning Earth
The only game on the list I’ve not actually played, but considering you can get all 1000 points in 2 minutes at the start of the game, this had to be number 1! I’m guessing the game will be pretty bad as it follows the story of a kids cartoon, but as you only have to play for 2 minutes then I suppose that won’t really matter.
So there you go, my top 10 achievement whoring games, disagree with my selection? Feel free to comment!