Achievements in video games are like crack for some people. There are multiple reasons why people fall prey to the amazing seductive powers of being rewarded. Some people love being rewarded and some people just love getting a game 100% complete; whatever the reasons I find it fascinating how effective they are at encouraging the player.
One thing that always catches me off-guard no matter how I often I look into the world of achievements is how many people are dedicated to collecting them all.
Here’s a short list of some places dedicated to collecting information on achievements:
- Xbox 360 achievements
- PS3 Trophies
- Achievement Hunter
- World of Warcraft achievements
- Steam Community achievement stats
Feel free to leave more achievement related resources in the comments
We mustn’t forget that as fascinating as the world of unlockable achievements are they may be harmful than good.
The image is from the fun meta-game Achievement Unlocked 2.