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Requirements For Gears Of War 3 "Seriously 3.0" Xbox 360 Achievement Way Too Difficult?

Updated on October 6, 2011

The first Gears Of War introduced an Xbox 360 achievement called "Seriously." To get this Xbox 360 achievement, you had to get 10,000 kills in ranked matches on Gears Of War Multiplayer. This is considered one of the most challenging Xbox 360 achievements ever. Hardcore video gamers and fans of the Gears Of War series took on this challenge. However, many were utterlly disapointed when they managed to get 10,000 kills in ranked matches, but were not rewarded the achievement. In fact, many players had to get hundreds of more kills, if not thousands of more kills to receive this achievement.

Then Gears Of War 2 introduced seriously 2.0 which required you to gather a total of 100,000 kills! The only difference about seriously 2.0 is that kills counted on all game modes online and off. Of course, 100,000 kills is still a lot regardless.

Now Gears Of War 3 has seriously 3.0. This achievement requires you to get to level 100 and get all 65 onyx medals. This, however, is no easy task because nearly every single onyx medal is difficult to get. Getting to level 100 will be easier than acquiring all the medals.

Gears Of War 3 Seriously 3.0 Achievement

Some of the onyx medals include getting 6000 kills with the lancer, retro lancer, gnasher shotgun, sawed off shotgun, explosive weapons, and fire based weapons. That is going to total into 10,000s of kills! Others include playing a few thousand matches of EVERY SINGLE GAME-TYPE! There is even an onyx medal for playing 1000 matches as a female Gears Of War 3 character! Sound ridiculous? Maybe it is!

Apparently EPIC games wanted to create a very difficult achievement, one that may take months, if not years to get! While you can argue that some of the onyx medals are not actually difficult to get, they are just time consuming. This is true to some extent, but you still will have to play every aspect of Gears Of War 3, which includes campaign, multiplayer, beast mode, and horde mode.

Also, are Xbox 360 achievements even worth getting? All they really do is give you bragging rights. Of course, many of them now give you avatar awards, but outside that, they just increase your gamer score. Achievements do give players a challenge though & a reason to play certain parts of a video game, but Gears Of War 3 Seriously 3.0 seems over the top.

Casual Gamers Versus Hardcore Gamers

The Gears Of War 3 Seriously achievement will mostly appeal to more hardcore video game players or fans of the Gears Of War franchise. A lot of the Onyx medals will come naturally, but some of them will not, especially if you dislike some of the game modes (there are onyx medals for every one).

Surely, Seriously 3.0 is one of the most creative achievements ever thought of. Most of the onyx medals could qualify for achievements by themselves.

It's unlikely casual gamers will even attempt to go for all the onyx medals even though they will get some of them naturally just by playing Gears Of War 3, such as the weapon kills for example.

What do you think about the Seriously 3.0 achievement in Gears Of War 3? Do you think it's too much for casual players or even hardcore players?

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    • Matthew Hotaling profile image

      Matthew Hotaling 

      6 years ago from Missouri

      Gears initially irritated the heck out of, especially because of its ridiculous achievement requirements. I'm an achievement-wh**e, not a super hero! As usual, an excellent hub!

    • The Odd Spartan profile image

      Christopher Rago 

      6 years ago from Hamilton, NJ

      It is definitely way too much in my opinion. I just think it's something specifically for the die hard fans out there.

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