What's your most prized Achievement or Trophy of 2008?

Every single gamer must have felt a sense of pride at some point. Achievements and Trophies can cement this, giving you something solid (well, kinda) to show for your efforts. So which of your year's haul are you most proud of?

We want to hear which Trophy or Achievement you value the most from 2008. To give you some inspration, we've been quizzing our friends and contributors to find out which achievement or trophy takes pride of place on their own virtual mantelpiece. So have a look through our proudest moments from the last 12 months and then tell us yours in the comments below. Forget about modesty, this is your chance to show off to the world!

Here we go, then, in no particular order...

Charlie Barratt: Senior Editor, GamesRadar US
Game: Lips (360)
Achievement: Lips Anthology
Why: Playing Lips for more than five minutes was shameful. Playing Lips while connected to Xbox Live, so that all my friends playing Left 4 Dead could see me, was embarrassing. Earning 500 quick points (The Anthology achievement is only worth 40 points... it was just indicative of a proud and productive hour of cheating / Achievement whoring), however, was glorious. Suddenly racing past my bitter Gamerscore rival, Chris Antista, was euphoric. And accomplishing the whole thing by simply holding a white noise producer up to the microphone and not actually singing? That was my proudest gaming moment of the year.

Ian Evenden - Production Editor, Edge
Game: Fable 2 (360)
Achievement: Swinger
Why: "It took me two evenings of play before I worked out how it was done. I thought you just had to get two people to watch you having sex."

Rory Smith - Staff Writer, GamesMaster
Game: Left 4 Dead (360)
Achievement: Tankbuster
Why: "I've never really been an achievement whore before that, but this was like a medal of honour, taking down a tank without it damaging any of my team."

Brett Elston: Senior Editor, GamesRadar US
Game: Bionic Commando Rearmed (360)
Achievement: One Dozen Yashichis
Why: Because they're so damn hard to find! Try doing it without watching YouTube clips or text guides and it's one of the hardest things you can do in one of the hardest games of the year. It's only worth 20 points, but the pride that swells inside your heart has to at least be worth, what, 200, 300 points?

Andy Leung – Designer, GamesMaster
Game: Hexic HD (360)
Achievement: Oyster-Meister
Why: "It took me ages cos I kept on getting it wrong. And I actually spent more time getting this achievement than playing next-gen games. Just proves that graphics aren't everything."

Dave Meikleham – Content Editor, GamesRadar
Game: Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (PS3)
Achievement: Survivor
Why: "To be honest, no trophy or achievement can compare to the embarrassing number of man-hours devoted to – sacrificing social interaction, sunlight and personal hygiene – and subsequent satisfaction of nabbing the Big Boss ranking in Metal Gear Solid 4. But I suppose getting the Survivor trophy on Drake’s, particularly on Crushing, required patience and perseverance and was quite rewarding when I nailed it."


  • sleepy92ismypsn - January 22, 2010 2:34 a.m.

    when i got the final 5 trophies in bioshock all at once. seriously good at this (bronze) brass balls (gold) a man chooses (gold) i choose the impossible (gold) and the platinum trophy (platinum)
  • barrage7667 - January 21, 2010 8:20 p.m.

    getting a platinum trophy in GTA GOD DAMN IT TOOK ME LIKE 150(and 6 months cause i like...didnt play non stop BUT I FINALLY DID IT!
  • BriefCandle - January 21, 2010 7:22 a.m.

    My most prized achievement is, by far, "Still Addicted to tha Row", from Saints Row 2. I spent most of my time flying planes into the Ultor building.
  • Dolan88fan - January 20, 2010 10:53 p.m.

    heres one for you got my platinum trophy for world at war 9/9/09 at 9:09 in the morning dont believe me check it psn id Dolfan88fan
  • fergfighter - May 30, 2009 9:27 p.m.

    its not an achievment but getting the crossbow on assasins creed, 3 weeks of my life i will never get back... stupid flags
  • DaMaster - January 22, 2009 12:42 a.m.

    Beating halo 3 on legendary
  • -The_Irish_Hooligan- - January 20, 2009 9:58 p.m.

    Game: Call of Duty 4 Achievement: Mile High Club, Bird on the Ground. Why: Just because I think these were the hardest achievements in the game and because they are deffinately up there on the scale of toughest to get
  • war811 - January 8, 2009 5:51 a.m.

    My favorite achievements are every time i get one for beating a mission on Fallout 3.
  • Lastchild90 - January 8, 2009 1:50 a.m.

    Mine was definitely earning the Two for One on Halow 3...i was detirmined not to cheat or ask for help or do the chinese thing, even though all my friends had the achievement cuz of it.....and fateful day...on a Lone Wolves slayer match....had a laser...aimed at one guy....another one popped out...BOOM....and just like that, the hardest achievement in Halo was mine XD...and after i got it, i didn't care about the winning the game, i was so happy haha
  • El72125 - January 6, 2009 12:06 a.m.

    Actually, BY FAR in Prince of Persia, the Be Gentle With Her (Not letting Elika save you more than 100 times the whole game). HOLY SHIT...
  • sonicxxfanxxforever - January 4, 2009 11:27 p.m.

    naw i am just kidding but it is over 500
  • sonicxxfanxxforever - January 4, 2009 11:24 p.m.

    My Gamerscore is OVER 9000!!!
  • quakeroatman745 - January 3, 2009 8:18 p.m.

    my best was for sure brass balls beating bioshock on the hardest difficulty without dying.
  • i_r_accurate - January 2, 2009 9:12 p.m.

    i gotta say mine was the "splatter spree" acheivement in halo 3, because i tried for so long to get it, gave up, and proceeded to get it by well as finally getting my katana.
  • NFSFreak12 - January 2, 2009 4:43 a.m.

    My greatest achievement of 2008 was wen i got 20,000 gamerscore! - stacks on deck -
  • Americanadnan - December 31, 2008 10:43 p.m.

    Ha everyone is talking mainly about Gears 2 and Halo 3
  • Smiffy99 - December 31, 2008 12:29 a.m.

    My best was probably Gears 2 'Kick 'em While They're Down" because none of them were staged. Yeah, ALL of them on XboxLIVE.
  • FlyinHawaiian13 - December 30, 2008 2:47 a.m.

    i got tank buster, witch hunter and all the special infected achievments on left 4 dead in one day i couldnt stop playin
  • Chuck_Norris - December 28, 2008 4:56 p.m.

    The achievement that im most proud of is beating halo 3 on legandary.
  • NeotericDope - December 28, 2008 8:51 a.m.

    Ok first of all Seriously 2.0 isn't really that great. It's an achievement where you can just run through the same achievement over and over game and eventually get it. It's not hard just annoyingly time consuming. Also Mile High Club from COD4 is not hard on veteran. All you have to do is pay attention to what you're doing, Place your flashbangs precisely, and pick up the P90 and Shotgun they will save your ass. Use the P90 on the bottom floor of the plane and the first part of the top level. Then switch to a fully loaded shotgun after throwing a flashbang in the room with the final corridor and go to work. When you get to the hostage situation just bust him in the top of the head and you're home free for victory. It's simple just be patient and only pay attention to the clock if you have to. Ok for me I have a few different ones: Dead Space 1000/1000-That was cool to complete so I could finally rid myself of that game. Mirror's Edge 1000/1000-It was easily one of the best games I went for to complete all the achievements. Even though numerous times I was pissed that I couldn't get the time trials right it was a very engrossing and rewarding experience when I achieved something in Mirror's Edge. It was a love/hate relationship, but l fall to the initial love of the game more than hate. Anyone who hasn't played Mirror's Edge get your broke ass off the couch and rent it or buy it. Whatever floats your boat, but you need to play it. Call of Duty:World at War 1000/1000-For the simple fact the game is a piece of annoying excrement it was a great feeling when I destroyed Heart of the Reich. All else was quite easy in that game minus the stupid useless prestige achievements that I didn't waste a minute on. Since COD:WaW multiplayer is broken with the prey and spray game play and all the stupid level glitches, It blows. Mega Man 9-Although I haven't completed all the achievements-Been too busy trying to get a top score on the leaderboard for most screens cleared on Endless Attack-I can't deny that getting the achievements for that game is kick ass. For the simple fact that the Blue Bomber is one of the best video game characters of all time. Last, Best Hope for Humanity (Fallout 3)- By reaching the highest level in the game with good karma was cool. It kind of shows that I'm not a villainous, malicious prick. There are many great achievements. Some hard some that come off straight-forwardly annoying I.E. Seriously 2.0 they do make a game that much more enticing.

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