-Estimated achievement difficulty: 9/10
-Offline: 28 (670)
-Online: 13 (330)
-Approximate amount of time to 1000g: 40+ hours
-Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1 + 5 Online seasons
-Number of missable achievements: None!
-Glitched achievements: No
-Do cheat codes disable achievements?: No cheats
This game is all about skill, especially if you want to do well online or get all of the achievements on Hard difficulty. I would suggest not even touching the online mode until you have finished with your career – or you will regret it.
Top Spin 3 is a pretty tricky tennis game as the power of your shots is all about timing the release of the buttons rather than just hitting them. I would recommend you go through the Tutorial first as it really does explain a lot of the mechanics and will make the whole thing easier. Boosting for the online achievements is also highly recommended as there are some extremely unbalanced players out there that will destroy your in a matter of moments.
BE AWARE: For playing Five Seasons on the online World Tour you must play (and win) a tournament match rather than just a random game. This will get you a ranking. You will then have to wait 14 days for the next season to commence, so just win another tournament game and repeat the procedure until you are done.
Step #1: Tutorial and Career
Play the tutorial first for the achievement then go straight to career mode. Play through each season and ALWAYS select the harder events as they will net you more ranking points and money. When you qualify for the Legend stage of your career be sure to change the difficulty up to Hard (if you had it on Easy) before tackling the Hall of Fame mode as there is an achievement tied to this. You should get achievements for matches played, points scored, money won, items bought from the shop, fully upgraded player and all of the career ones.
Step #2: Clean up and Tournament mode
Play a doubles match and win, then go to tournament mode and win every event there. Finally you will need to set up specific exhibition matches for all of the Hard difficulty achievements – use your created player here and set them up exactly how they are described on the achievement or it will not work (be aware that most of the Hard difficulty achievements will ONLY unlock in exhibition games). If you are still short on certain points (for serves, volleys etc) then set up a game against a second controller or the easy A.I. to finish these off.
Step #3: Online (World Tour)
There is a long, but easy, method for getting everything done with two people and a few backup accounts see here (Post 17). Failing that you would be advised to use your created character and do your best. Be sure to play fifty games with a male and fifty with a female too – does not matter if you win. For the 4 Finals in a season they must be either Grand Slams or the second highest event and you MUST play the final. In order to play in five World Tour seasons you MUST get a ranking by winning at least one tournament game and then wait 14 days for the next season to begin and repeat the process etc.
This game is hard to get used to and beating the A.I. on the toughest difficulty will require no small measure of skill. All of the online achievements can be boosted, but it is a long procedure and your work can be ruined if a different player jumps into a game you are trying to set up. Playing online legit is even worse as many people have created unrealistic players with 100 for power etc that will cream you every time. Good luck.