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- Scott Adams' adventure games (Adventureland, Pirate Adventure, etc.) had a counter with your current score and the total number of points available (e.g. 5/20). Your score was based on how many items of treasure you had found.
- Ditto in the earlier Leisure Suit Larry games.
- Parodied in Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist: You can collect 1,000 points. You get the first 500 at the very beginning by unlocking the pharmacy.
- In Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People, Strong Bad's "Awesomeness Meter" serves as one of these for each episode, increasing as the player completes side-quests and collections.
- Final Fantasy XIII-2 shows a rundown of memory fragments by type and by location, as well as the overall count. Moreover, Historia Crux shows how many Time Gates are available in each location and how many have already been opened; and the map screen shows how much of the current location you have visited.
- Xenoblade shows the percentage completion of each Collectopaedia.
Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game
- The Guild Wars 2 character select screen has a "badge" that shows how much of the map you've explored.
- Donkey Kong Country keeps track of bonus rooms and K-O-N-G letters the player finds in each level. The Game Boy Advance port also has a virtual scrapbook for special pictures found in-game.
- Crash Bandicoot: the first game only has "Great! But you missed X crates" when you don't manage to crash all crates in a level, which gives you a gem; you need all gems to reach the secret second ending. The second game gets better at this, showing how much crystals/gems you need to get in each level, amount of crates you've broken and how many they are in each level (the latter only at the end of levels), and you can also see your completion percentage by pausing the game/going to the load/save screen. The third game also shows amount of crates in a level anywhere (not just in the end) by pressing Triangle.
Stealth Based Game
- Ubiquitous and justified in Dragon Age: Inquisition: for most Collection Sidequests (of which there are a lot), you know exactly how many pieces of whatever you're supposed to collect there are on the current location and often even where they are exactly. The reason for this becomes obvious if you pay attention to the surroundings: almost every location of any interest is haunted by Leliana's pet ravens. In other words, you know what and where to look for because your diligent Spymaster already found and cataloged it for you.