If you’re not familiar with the genre, you might get the impression that there isn’t much depth in idle games. While it’s true that a lot of your time will be spent idle, Cookie Clicker is packed with hundreds of achievements. Sure, they can get a little repetitive at times, but that doesn’t lessen their difficulty, especially if you’re looking for achievements.
From specific amounts of cookie-producing buildings to the total number of cookies baked or upgrades purchased in a single ascension, it can take a while to get some of the top-level achievements. Based on Steam’s global gameplay stats, here are the ten hardest achievements to get in the game.
9 Speed is the name of the game
Players who have achieved this achievement begin to invade Cookie Clicker’s mindless realm. With a completion rate of just 1.4 percent, Speed’s The Name Of The Game achievement requires you to have a total CPS of 100 septendecillion. That’s an impressive amount of cookies being produced.
If you’re not a mathematician and you’ve never heard of the word septencillion, this is equivalent to a number, in this case 100, followed by 102 zeros. Who would need that many cookies?
8 Greener from the other sides
When the ovens are not enough and the supply is not meeting the demand, it is quite reasonable to start fishing for cookies of different sizes, right? With a completion rate of just 1.3%, the Greener On The Other Sides achievement requires you to have 700 idle buildings in total.
To get that many idleverses, you’ll need to pay a price of around 36,955 vigintillion. Who knows, maybe chasing that achievement will help you narrow your “watch later” list on YouTube?
7 Everyone everywhere at the same time
This is where things start to get a little weird. When cookie-producing buildings and production-boosting upgrades aren’t enough, it’s time to start cloning yourself, because nobody like you knows how to build a cookie empire.
With a completion rate of just 1.1 percent, the Everyone, Everywhere, Once achievement requires you to own 650 You buildings in total. The final price of so many clones of yourself amounts to about 1,535 unvigintillion cookies. You can start affixing name tags to your clones to avoid confusion.
6 where is my mind
After a long day of unfathomable cookie making, the last thing you want to do is use any more brain power. Fortunately, those cortex bakers you’ve invested in have you covered, capable of concocting cookies at a moment’s notice.
With only a 1.1 percent completion rate, the Where Is My Mind achievement requires you to have 700 cortex baker buildings in total. You will have to save 5851 unvigintillion cookies to complete this achievement. Depending on your CpS, this could take anywhere from a few hours to days or even weeks.
The office is starting to get pretty tight on space, but you could buy a few more clones, right? Given the return on investment, the workspace requirements are a small price to pay. With only a one percent completion rate, the Insight achievement requires you to own 700 You buildings in total.
The total cost of all 700 buildings comes to around 1,663 duovigintillion cookies. Maybe investing in a savings account wasn’t such a bad idea?
4 We often screw up what’s fine
Upgrades are a huge part of the game, often leading to significant increases in your CpS. Given the exponential nature of upgrade costs in idle games, the more upgrades you get, the more expensive they become.
With only a one percent completion rate, the Oft We Mar What’s Well achievement requires you to purchase 700 upgrades in total. There’s no single answer to how long this will take, but investing in Ascension perks that increase early game and your overall CpS will help you immensely in this endeavor.
This is where the difficulty really starts to pick up. Think of all the buildings and upgrades in the game, from buildings like farms, granaries, mines and cortex bakers, to various upgrades that increase your CpS or click power. Well, for this achievement, all of that matters.
With only a one percent completion rate, the Septcentennial achievement requires you to have 700 of everything. That’s right, you’ll need 700 of each building and 700 upgrades in total. If you don’t mind a higher electricity bill, you can leave your PC on perpetually for this one.
two And a little more
If you’re looking at the Rainy Day Fund achievement, which was completed by just 0.9% of players, chances are you’re already familiar with incredibly high cookie results and milestones. Are you ready to push on to the next one?
For this achievement you will have to bake at least 100 duovigintillion cookies in a single rise. If you’re playing the completely vanilla game and have never used an auto-clicker, this is probably where you’d be most tempted to use one.
1 And a little more
That’s it, the big one. With less than one percent of all players having completed it, the And A Little Extra achievement requires you to bake at least 1 trillion cookies in a single ascent. If you respect the two pillars of idle games, time and patience, you will surely complete this ultimate achievement.
While it’s not necessarily a race, staying up to date on upgrades and buildings whenever they’re available for purchase, and clicking wrinkles, golden cookies, or other on-screen events will speed up the process. Most importantly, make sure you don’t go up too early.
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