Trophies or achievements, whatever you call them they are essentially the same thing just on different platforms. They have been a great way of rewarding players for completing certain actions, completing the game, playing really well or really fast or doing some really creative things. I’m not much of a trophy hunter. If I get them, I get them but I wouldn’t necessarily go out of my way to make sure I got everything or even the majority of them.
However, recently within the blogging and streaming community the discussions around trophies and achievements have been coming up. Partially due to two avid trophy hunters, namely Phil and Solaryo, and now the beginner trophy hunter of Dan of Nowisgames. They do make it sound really tempting.
Would it be good to go back and clear up some trophies or get some more platinum trophies or 100% achievements?
Personally, at the time of writing I looked into my trophy statistics and my achievement statistics as best as I could manage. The story for people who do actively look for trophies would not make for the happiest of reading but considering I don’t I’m actually surprised it’s so high.
Playstation trophy completion percentage is 46%
Xbox achievement completion percentage is 44%
This is based on Xbox One and Xbox 360 games, and solely PS4 games (as that has been my only trophy compatible Playstation console).
My plan is to set a goal and see what I can accomplish. Would becoming more focused on trophies increase my enjoyment and could I find more experiences in the games I marked as completed? Would I find a better experience a second time round on games that I put on the backlog again after being distracted by other games? This also gives me a reason to replay some of the games I have wanted to get back round to replaying or some that I have meant to go back to finish up.
Get to 55% trophy completion and 55% achievement competition
Get Uncharted The Lost Legacy to a minimum of 75% trophy completion (at time of writing 52% complete)
Platinum Horizon Zero Dawn (2 trophies plus platinum missing from base game)
Finish Yakuza 0, Ni No Kuni Wrath of the White Witch remastered and God of War on PS4 (games started but unfinished currently)
Replay Heavy Rain and Detroit Become Human – improve PSNProfiles rankings to an A (aka I want to replay both and this gives me an excuse)
Replay the Mass Effect series to get more achievements from them
Get Zoo Tycoon Ultimate Animal Collection to at least 50% achievements (currently 28%)
Play LA Noire, The Witcher 3 and Borderlands Handsome Collection (started by then got distracted and played so little but should play more of)
Finish the Final Fantasy XV DLC episodes
Some of these goals are more long term, for example playing The Witcher 3, whereas others can at least build over time, like the overall completion percentages. The other aspect is I’m hoping that these are a good mix of games and things I already wanted to do this year. With others that would be great to do at some point but could add in to the general goals really nicely.
Would you describe yourself as a trophy hunter? How many games have you got 100% of the achievements for (or how many platinum trophies do you have)? What challenges would you set me? Let me know in the comments.