I must admit to being a bit of an achievement hunter. Not always to 100% a game, although I try, but more so to have a banging gamerscore. I have definitely fallen for the allure of the achievement system and have done since receiving a 360 many years ago. Don’t get me wrong, a banging gamerscore is one thing, but the chase has led me to a lot of games I’d never think to check out otherwise. If it wasn’t for the thought ‘hm, probably get a few hundred g here…’ I’d be none the wiser to some fun games. For instance, the latest backcompat Games With Gold title Red Faction: Armageddon was never on my radar. After enjoying RF Guerilla back when, I’m disappointed I wasn’t aware of Armageddon sooner! It’s not a fantastic game, but very enjoyable nonetheless.
Now, sometimes the numbers get the better of you and just need a little boost to earn full bragging rights among your friends. I get that, more than you know. So here I’ve listed a few games you can knock out in a few hours with little to no effort.
Cubot The Complexity of Simplicity: 10 Achievements for 1000G
30 minutes – 1 hour completion time
This one could not be easier. A very simplistic dirt cheap puzzle game which has guides online a plenty. I knocked this one out in 33 minutes without even looking at the screen.
Refunct: 10 Achievements for 1000G
1 – 2 hours completion time
In the same vein of Cubot this is another simple puzzle game, this time in form of a platformer. Not a great deal of fun literally jumping on platforms to change their colour. There is one somewhat challenging achievement to complete the game in 4 minutes, but that’s the only reason to replay this title.
Sunset Overdrive: 88 Achievements for 1925G (incl DLC)
~40 hours completion
I know this one is out there with a significantly longer completion time, but they all can’t be too easy now! This game has a lot of big G standalone achievements that can definitely boost your score every time you pick it up. Plus it’s a wicked game so why not?!
Note: You may struggle to find multiplayer games these days. I suggest you organise a session via the Club/Looking For A Group feature.