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There are a maximum of 50 NHL 2K10 achievements worth 2,365 (1,000)

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500 Games Played in NHL 2K10

500 Games Played22 (5)

Reach 500 Games Played.

  • Unlocked by 143 tracked gamers (5% - TA Ratio = 4.45) 2,844  

Achievement Guide for 500 Games Played

Pedle Zelnip
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Pedle Zelnip
Achievement won on 10 Dec 10
TA Score for this game: 2,365
Posted on 27 April 10 at 17:00, Edited on 27 April 10 at 17:54
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There's a number of ways to approach this achievement. Obviously this should be one of your last achievements so do almost everything else before starting to grind this one out (except the 2 online ones, they don't apply to the 500 games played total, so you can do them whenever). You may wish to work on 894 goals and 2000 points while doing this as well, though if you average 2 goals a game, you'll hit both well before the 500 games played (I had both before I hit 300 games played).

One thing to note: it's 500 games *played*, not 500 games *won*. So once you have your 200 wins for the Sharks trophy, you can lose another 300 games and still get this achievement, though losing is no faster than winning so why not win? :)

One more thing to note: at any time you can track your progress by going to the main menu -> "Features" -> "Trophy Room", and then pressing Y when you're in the trophy room. The "Games Played" total is the one related to this achievement.

Start with the obvious tips:

- play quick games
- 1 minute periods
- disable offsides, penalties, icings, anything that can cause a stoppage in play
- have a very strong team vs a very weak team (I usually do Team Canada vs Team Denmark, or if I feel like rooting for my team I do the Vancouver Canucks vs the Toronto Maple Leafs)

The slightly less obvious tip is to use 2 controllers. Put controller #1 (the one your profile is associated with) on the strong team, and controller #2 on the weak team.

Now, from this point there's a number of ways to proceed depending on how much time/involvement you want to have.

Shortest time/most involvement:
- play the game, and as soon as the puck drops, pull controller #2's goalie. Score into the empty net, and then just work the clock. If you have no stoppages in play, skip the intermissions as quickly as you can by mashing the A button, and finish with a score of 1-0, each game will take around 4-4.5 minutes. So that's:

4.5 minutes/game x 500 games played = 2250 minutes
2250 minutes / 60 mins/hour = 37.5 hours

Most time/least involvement:
- As soon as the game starts, lock controller #1 to be the goalie. This will make the AI control the players on your team (note that any goals scored by the AI will still count towards the totals for 2000 points and the Kings Trophy). Odds are they'll score at least one goal before time is up anyways, but to make sure, you can also pull controller #2's goalie. Then let the controllers sit while you grab a bite to eat, watch some TV, check your e-mail, etc. Come back in a bit & start another game up. If you do this, the time per match will vary considerably. I've seen games take as long as 15 minutes because of all the extra stoppages, and as short as 5 minutes. This morning I used this method, and did about 15 matches in a little over 1.5 hours. So figure say on average 7 games per hour. That's:

500 games / 7 games/hour ~= 71 hours

So you're looking at anywhere from 37-70 hours, depending on how much involvement you have in the game.

Any way you shake it, it's going to be heavy slogging, especially for only 5 GS. This is partly why I suggest getting all other acheivements out of the way, as then you can think of it as being a 105 GS achievement (you get 100GS for getting all achievements in the game). ;)
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