Eight Pain in the Arse Xbox Achievements I Have

It’s safe to say that I have a passion addiction for games. But nothing makes my playing better than having a crazy objective to do while I play. They’re completely optional, but add to my ever-growing achievements list. Not all of them are fun though, like these ones…

Dead Rising 2 – Zombie Fu – 20G


Killed 1,000 Zombies barehanded. Those were some killer moves!


While not the most annoying, it’s one of the most time-consuming things I have ever done in my entire life. One of the only reasons I did it was for the Shaun of the Dead outfit which is insanely awesome, it doesn’t do anything to further the gameplay but it looks pretty cool, so it works out in the end I suppose. But to do this achievement and unlock the outfit, you’ll need a lot of spare time. Killing 1,000 zombies with your hands and feet is annoying, especially when your attacks do very little damage and sometimes take up to three hits to kill those obnoxious, undead vegetables. Just make sure you have a couple of the special moves on your character, head over to the Casino part of the mall, where the two giant dice are, the zombies should start to crowd around, punch them all, keep doing that until you get bored and do what I do which was to run around drop kicking zombies down a flight of stairs.

Call of Duty: World at War – Gunslinger/Hardened War Hero 15G/100G

Assassinated General Amsel with a sidearm

Completed the game on Hardened or Veteran difficulty and won on all fronts


God, I cannot tell you how many attempts these two achievements take, especially the War Hero achievement. The Gunslinger achievement is all about aim, which I’m not very good at. I did manage to pull it off due to the luck however and it sits proudly with EVERY SINGLE OTHER Call of Duty: World at War achievement. All 66 of them. Which means I had to play through the campaign on Veteran to get the War Hero achievement, which is a task of its own. War Hero literally drove me insane with how difficult it was to pull off and the Gunslinger was just plain annoying. You might want to look up a guide on TrueAchievements because I’m no use here.

Halo 3 – Vidmaster Challenge: Annual – 0G


After 9/25/08, completed Halo on 4-player Legendary LIVE co-op, with Iron, and everyone in Ghosts.


When I first read the description for this achievement, I got a little frightened. The last level of Halo 3, which is called Halo, is one of the toughest missions in the game even on Easy (but then again I’m about as useful as a spoon made of polyester in these games). The Iron skull turns off spawning, which means that you need to rush through to each checkpoint to get your team back, of course you can’t seen as though the enemies are tough as nails. Mind you, I did it with a pretty incompetent team and it’s the achievement I’m most proud of getting, even though all it gave me was a piece of armour that every single player now owns. Get a good team of friends, all with microphones, have two people run ahead, one to stay in the middle and one stays all the way back as a backup. You need to rush from checkpoint to checkpoint, which is difficult because of the damn flood and forerunners that are everywhere. After the fight with Guilty Spark it’s just a quick sprint to the ghosts, carefully making your way up the mountain and having an awesome drive over to the end of the game. Was very satisfying to do that to be honest with you all. All for a whole 0G.

Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare – Hunting Season – 50G

Vanquish 100 Soldiers, 100 Scientists, 100 Engineers and 100 All-Stars


This was such a grind-a-thon. 400 Kills in all, providing that you ARE playing as the Plants and you ARE on such a good team that you can easily rack up about ten kills a game. This achievement was bloody horrendous to do, I’m terrible at the game and don’t like PvZ that much, but for 50G I couldn’t resist…and went on to get 795 more gamerscore on the game… You’ll unlock this and a lot of other achievements over time.

Portal 2 – You Saved Science – 100G


Complete all test chambers in all courses of co-op


Not the hardest achievement, but none the less a pain in the arse. Especially if both people doing the play through are incompetent buffoons (thanks Nathan). For this achievement, you’ll need two people who are good at Portal 2 (or have access to the internet so they can look up the walk-through), enough time, let’s say a good five hours or so and of course, internet. It took longer than expected, mainly because my “thinking with portals” ended up with my partner in science dying… a lot. I also forgot which portal was assigned to which trigger, so that led to some catastrophic outcomes. It’s a good game, the multiplayer is just as good as the single-player so you’ll have an enjoyable time and be rewarded with a 100G achievement.

Quantum of Solace – The Best Player In Service – 15G

Be a top player in an online match.

Doesn’t sound difficult at all now does it? Well, what if I told you this:

Nobody ever has and/or will play the online of Quantum of Solace. Not only that, but if you do find a game, then you’ll have to be very lucky that you don’t find a game full of hardcore players who play private matches and all of that sort. I got lucky, very lucky.

WWE All Stars – The King of Kings – 50G

Defeated the entire WWE All Stars roster as Triple H

This has to be the most time-consuming achievement ever. Not only do you have to beat EVERY SINGLE person on the roster, you’ll need to unlock them as well. So, hours and hours are put into this, gathering the characters and then beating them all. Time consuming and annoying, because All Stars wasn’t the best game. BUT WAIT, you can put in a cheat code (yeah, games use cheat codes still), unlock all the characters, stick a second controller on and go for the easy pin you filthy cheat.

So, if you have all eight of those achievements then hats off to you, if not, then I’m so sorry, but you have a life.

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