Achievement Unlocked! – Level 22

Platform: Xbox One
Time to Complete: 3 – 4 Hours
Gamerscore Available: 1000G
Gamerscore Achievable: 1000G

Oh count your lucky, lucky, lucky stars. This game is good and it’s an easy 1000G. We’re taking another break from playing games like Roblox and King Kong again to focus on a game I picked up a while ago solely for achievements. I was surprised as to how fun it was. So, on with the game.

I’m going to guide you through the entire game. All four worlds of it, with all the collectables and everything. It’s primarily a stealth game, but if I can do a stealth game, everyone can.

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Achievement Unlocked – Truth or Lies

Platform: Xbox 360
Time to Complete: 1 – 2 Hours
Gamerscore Available: 1000G
Gamerscore Achievable: 1000G

This game is good. Lie. 1000G please. Unfortunately it isn’t as easy as that, I wish it was, but no, we’re going to need one or two things. Firstly, you need the microphone that comes with the Lips games. Luckily I had two for whatever reason, but it’s the only way the game will work I believe.

Now then, starting the game you’ll need to calibrate your microphone and make an account name. Register eight separate names after calibrating your microphone to unlock three separate achievements:

Now that you’ve done these three. Exit out to the main menu, start-up a “Long Game” with two profiles. With the first account, try to aim for always being truthful. The second account for lies. The voice calibration is awful and this system will probably fall through pretty quickly, just keep trying to make it truths for account 1 and lies for account 2.

The very first question, answer it in less than 6 seconds by filling the bar (stick the microphone to your throat and yell or something, that’s what I did) to unlock:

As this is on account 1, it should hopefully register as the truth, which will also unlock:

Now obviously use account 2, take more than 9 seconds to answer the question, this will unlock:

As you’ve told your first lie in the game (hopefully it worked) you will also unlock:

Now you’ll be onto your third question. For the next two achievements just let the timer run out. It’ll unlock you:

Do it twice more to unlock:

Now after doing all this round one should be over. If you managed to keep the truth to one account and the lies to the other than the following achievements should unlock:

Continue playing through this game and finish the long game. Now I don’t know about you but the game is so shit that you probably wont have unlocked, however when you finish the game then you’ll definitely unlock:

And if you’ve kept both accounts to the truth/lie formula, you should also unlock:

At this point what I did was say “Sod it, I’ll do the game achievements later” and went on to do the very easy Hot Seat achievements. To unlock these, all you need to do is answer all the questions in one round as a lie, then answer one as a truth, this will unlock you these four achievements:

After doing this, continue playing Hot Seat until you unlock:

Okay, so that’s Hot Seat done, now we’ve had a break from the Party Mode it’s time to go back to it and get the final few achievements done. It’s hit or miss once again and you may not have unlocked a few of the achievements beforehand but don’t worry, it wont take too long.

For “Choir of Angels” just make sure both players are answering truthfully at all times. The opposite will be done for “Morally Bankrupt”, wherein you need to answer with lies every time. Dubious should just come naturally anyway so don’t worry about that one.

Finally, the last achievement should also unlock along with these last achievements.

This should unlock when you go for the “Morally Dubious” achievement unless by random chance you end the game with both players on exactly the same points.

That’s it for Truth or Lies, there wasn’t too much word related stuff in that because the majority of the achievements will just come naturally. Anyway, congratulations on your new 1000G and completion of this bloody awful game.

Achievement Unlocked: 6180 The Moon

Platform: Xbox One
Time to Complete: 2 – 5 Hours
Gamerscore Available: 1000G
Gamerscore Achievable: 1000G

If you’re any good at platforming games, this will be no trouble for you. However I’m really terrible at them, so it took me five hours of on and off play before I finally sat down, thought “sod it” and went off to finish it. After weeks and weeks, I finally managed to complete it, and what a pain in the arse it was. I’m not a fan of platformers, unless it’s Super Mario, Crash Bandicoot or Spyro.

It starts off fairly easy and if I can 100% it then so can you, best of luck! I’ll link a video in case you need it but the majority of it is fairly straight forward.

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Achievement Unlocked! – Cars

Platform: Xbox 360
Time to Complete: 8 – 10 Hours
Gamerscore Available: 1000G
Gamerscore Achievable: 1000G

Oh god what in the fresh hell is this. You all probably thought we were done with movie tie in games that have easy gamerscore. King Kong was enough and that was almost a month ago. But let me tell you, we’re only scratching the surface of terrible games with easy gamerscore. So let’s dive in to the movie tie in game, Cars.

Surprisingly this game was given all the audio licenses so all the music/voice actors are in the game as far as I can tell. Which wasn’t very far seeing as though I was listening to a podcast while playing this.

A majority of the achievements you’ll get in this game are from just completing it, i.e, all of the Piston Cup races, a few grand prix’s and that’ll be it. You can’t miss them, they’re story related. I use the word story extremely loosely in this situation though.

Something you need to get right straight off the bat. You can only win achievements in a specific game mode, be sure to choose the right one. The one you’ll want to choose is Caravan mode I think that’s what it’s called. Should be.

Play through the game, completely, finish off the story and you should have three achievements left. 12 of the Achievements can’t be missed whatsoever so finish the story and you can end it there. Or, you can do what I did.

Now, there’s three achievements that are left over, it’ll take probably two hours, and these are the achievements I’m going to walk you through. Firstly, let’s go over arguabley the easiest achievement which is to do all of the Sherrif Hot Pursuit Races.

Now for this achievement, you’ll need to do all of the Sheriff Hot Pursuit missions. In total there’s 15 Cars you need to pull over, with three per level, so the total levels is 5, well done you, look at your maths skills go (unlike mine). In case you’re having trouble with getting this achievement, there’s a couple of cheat codes to make it a lot easier for you. I did it without cheat codes and it only took me about ten to twenty minutes, but if you need them then here they are:
VROOOOM
IMSPEED
Quite literally all you need to do is follow the car until the meter empties, then that car is considered “pulled over” and will then crash into the nearest piece of scenery it can find.
These two cheat codes should hopefully help you out if you’re having any trouble with the Sheriff Hot Pursuit missions or any mission for that matter (excluding Tractor Tipping). This is honestly the easiest of the three achievements I’m going to walk you through.
Moving swiftly on to the achievement that took me longer than it should have because it was like playing Metal Gear Solid only you had the camera operated by a man with no arms. And my Tractor Tipping progress didn’t save. Twice. That was just dandy, but there’s a whole ten levels of Tractor Tipping to complete, all more annoying than the previous one. If you really need a walkthrough on how to do it as fast as possible then here yah go.
The key here is patience and not throwing your controller into the Kinect sensor that’s been watching you sit for the past 16 Hours in your pyjamas playing Cars the game when you could’ve been outside with friends, the things I’ll do for 75G.
Finally, it wouldn’t be a movie tie in game if it didn’t have collectables. However it’s only twenty postcards and it’ll take you half an hour with this handy dandy guide that I’m going to hyperlink for you, ‘ain’t technology dandy? You’ll need to talk to Lizzie in her shop before you start this though, it isn’t miss able, it’s literally in the town you start in and the walkthrough shows you where it is anyway.
After you’ve slugged through this game, go get a drink of water, or something stronger than that, we’re only just scratching the metaphorical surface of bad games with an easy 1000G.
Best of luck.
Ewan Gleadow is a writer that’s being enforced to write these little paragraphs at the end of his articles, if he doesn’t, his legs will have a new owner apparently. If you liked this article, please check out my other articles @ewangleadow (which is also my twitter). If you didn’t like this article, piss off.

The Gamerscore Run – Week 1 – Finally

So a while ago (about a year or two), I decided to start collecting achievements frequently, my friend in turn, decided to beat my gamerscore when I took a bit of a break. Now I’m gonna try and catch up, beat his gamerscore and stay in the lead. Hopefully all goes well. To make things even more interesting, me, my friend and a few other friends are seeing who can get the most gamerscore every month.

For those who don’t know, I’m Ewan, I’m a writer at updownright.com and now avid achievement hunter. My friend, Joseph, is also an avid achievement hunter and probably a cat person, have yet to come to a conclusive result. So, without further ado, welcome back The Gamerscore Run! Continue reading

Achievement Unlocked! – Pneuma: Breath of Life

Platform: Xbox One
Time to Complete: 1 – 2 Hours
Gamerscore Available: 1000G
Gamerscore Achievable: 1000G

So the Games with Gold, (quite contradictory to my post about how useless Games with Gold are) have been extremely achievement heavy these past few weeks. In the final two weeks of October we were given Season 1 of The Walking Dead for Xbox One and Xbox 360, I have the game for both consoles however it’s a nice easy 1000G on Xbox One and I think 600G if the DLC is free on Xbox 360. To continue this trend, the first free game of October was Pneuma: Breath of Life, an awkward little puzzle game that only takes an hour or two to 100% complete it.

Now, most of the achievements are for completing the whole six chapters and epilogue, which’ll take you roughly an hour to do. I’ll provide a video walkthrough here.

That walkthrough will cover 950G/1000G. The extra 50G will require you to play the game again but with specific chapters each time. My advice to people going through the game for 1000G, play the game through first, grab the easy 950G with that guide, should take an hour or so as long as you follow that guide and don’t have to take a half hour break like I did. I almost launched my controller out of the window and gave up because of Chapter V, but just keep at it and you’ll get through it.

Now, for the last achievement you’ll get is called “Soul”.

The Soul Puzzle requires you to view a number of paintings in a specific order throughout the game. It’s very finicky and basically requires you to play a majority of the game again, yes, even that annoying bit in Chapter V with that damned floor. Good luck with that bit by the way, it’s soul destroying.

Anywho, what you need to do for this Soul achievement is shown in the link that you can get from clicking here. That guide goes through fairly quickly so below is where you can find the portraits, the video should help out too (more than me).

Head over to Chapter Six, work your way through the level until you get up to Stage IV, you should see this platform that moves in the direction you walk. Make the spinning platform of death or whatever it is go to the far right near to the staircase, drop down and you should find another staircase underneath the spinning thingy, go down the stairs. There should be a room with a closed door and four of these, things, I dunno what they are. Hide behind the bench on the far right and wait for the door to open completely. When you see the door open completely, make a run for it and enter the room. This is where you’ll want to do a 180 degree spin and look at the painting on the wall behind and above you. There’ll be a painting on the other side of the room, do NOT look at this painting yet. When you’ve looked at the painting long enough it should change, when it’s changed, save and quit to the chapter selection screen.

The next chapter you’re going to go to is Chapter One, continue through the chapter as normal until you get to the spiral staircase, jump down to the bottom, open the door by looking directly up at the eye and heading through the corridor. Directly opposite you will be painting number two, just like the first painting, stare at it until it changes, when it does change, quit the chapter.

Picture number three is the most annoying one, as it’s in Chapter Five. Head straight for the building with the large “I” on the front of it, go through the annoying floor bits and stuff and then head up the stairs to where the large gate is. If you turn to the right you’ll see painting number three. Like the previous two, wait for the painting to change, and then quit.

Number four is found in Chapter Two. Play through the level until you get to the bridge that you need to move around. When you’ve crossed the bridge, before going through the door, look to the left and you’ll see painting number four. Wait for it to change and quit.

Now what you’ll want to do is head back to chapter six and head to the exact same place as picture one. This is absolutely crucial for when you go to the room with the painting on the wall above. Do NOT look at painting number one, this will reset the chain and you’ll have to do it all over again. Just go straight into the room, look at painting number five, this’ll open the door in front of you, in there is painting number six and the final 50G.

Honestly, I downloaded, finished and uninstalled this game in an hour or two, it’s perfectly easy and a very easy 1000G game. It’s free to, so get it while you can because it’s worth it, for the achievements, not the game itself, the game itself is utter shit, the only person I’d recommend this to is someone I don’t like or someone who doesn’t like Portal, same thing really isn’t it? Just try not to beat yourself up too much about Chapter V.

 

Eight Pain in the Arse Xbox Achievements I Have

It’s safe to say that I have a passion addiction for games. But nothing makes my playing better than having a crazy objective to do while I play. They’re completely optional, but add to my ever growing achievements list. Not all of them are fun though, like these ones:

Dead Rising 2 – Zombie Fu 20G


Killed 1,000 Zombies barehanded. Those were some killer moves!


While not the most annoying, it’s one of the most time consuming things I have ever done in my entire life. One of the only reasons I did it was for the Shaun of the Dead outfit which is insanely awesome! But to do this achievement, you’ll need a lot of spare time. Killing 1,000 zombies with your hands and feet is annoying, especially when your attacks do very little damage and sometimes take up to three hits to kill those obnoxious, undead vegetables. Just make sure you have a couple of the special moves on your character, head over to the Casino part of the mall, where the two giant dice are, the zombies should start to crowd around, punch them all, keep doing that until you get bored and do what I do which was to run around drop kicking zombies down a flight of stairs.

Call of Duty: World at War – Gunslinger/Hardened War Hero 15G/100G

Assassinated General Amsel with a sidearm

Completed the game on Hardened or Veteran difficulty and won on all fronts


God, I cannot tell you how many attempts these two achievements take, especially the War Hero achievement. The Gunslinger achievement is all about aim, which I’m not very good at. I did manage to pull it off due to the luck however and it sits proudly with EVERY SINGLE OTHER Call of Duty: World at War achievement. All 66 of them. Which means I had to play through the campaign on Veteran to get the War Hero achievement, which is a task of it’s own. War Hero literally drove me insane with how difficult it was to pull off and the Gunslinger was just plain annoying. You might want to look up a guide on TrueAchievements because I’m no use here.

Halo 3 – Vidmaster Challenge: Annual – 0G


After 9/25/08, completed Halo on 4-player Legendary LIVE co-op, with Iron, and everyone in Ghosts.


When I first read the description for this achievement, I got a little frightened. The last level of Halo 3, which is called Halo, is one of the toughest missions in the game even on Easy. The Iron skull turns off spawning, which means that you need to rush through to each checkpoint to get your team back, of course you can’t seen as though the enemies are tough as nails. Mind you, I did it with a pretty incompetent team and it’s the achievement I’m most proud of getting, even though all it gave me was a piece of armour that every single player now owns. Get a good team of friends, all with microphones, have two people run ahead, one to stay in the middle and one stays all the way back as a backup. You need to rush from checkpoint to checkpoint, which is difficult because of the damn flood. After the fight with Guilty Spark it’s just a quick sprint to the ghosts, carefully making your way up the mountain and having an awesome drive over to the end of the game. Was very satisfying to do that to be honest with you all.

Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare – Hunting Season – 50G

Vanquish 100 Soldiers, 100 Scientists, 100 Engineers and 100 All-Stars


This was such a grind-a-thon. 400 Kills in all, providing that you ARE playing as the Plants and you ARE on such a good team that you can easily rack up about ten kills a game. This achievement was bloody horrendous to do, I’m terrible at the game and don’t like PvZ that much, but for 50G I couldn’t resist…and went on to get 795 more gamerscore on the game… You’ll unlock this and a lot of other achievements over time.

Portal 2 – You Saved Science – 100G


Complete all test chambers in all courses of co-op


Not the hardest achievement, but none the less a pain in the arse. Especially if both people doing the playthrough are incompetent buffoons (thanks Nathan). For this achievement, you’ll need two people who are good at Portal 2 (or have access to the internet so they can look up the walkthrough), enough time, let’s say a good five hours or so and of course, internet. It took longer than expected, mainly because my “thinking with portals” ended up with my partner in science dying… a lot. It’s a good game, the multiplayer is just as good so you’ll have an enjoyable time and be rewarded with a 100G achievement.

Quantom of Solace – The Best Player In Service – 15G

Be a top player in an online match.

Doesn’t sound difficult at all now does it? Well, what if I told you this:

Nobody ever has and/or will play the online of Quantom of Solace. Not only that, but if you do find a game, then you’ll have to be very lucky that you don’t find a game full of hardcore players who play private matches and all of that sort. I got lucky, very lucky.

WWE All Stars – The King of Kings – 50G

Defeated the entire WWE All Stars roster as Triple H

This has to be the most time consuming achievement ever. Not only do you have to beat EVERY SINGLE person on the roster, you’ll need to unlock them as well. So, hours and hours are put into this, gathering the characters and then beating them all. Time consuming and annoying, because All Stars wasn’t the best game. BUT WAIT, you can put in a cheat code (yeah, games use cheat codes still), unlock all the characters, stick a second controller on and go for the easy pin you filthy cheat.

So, if you have all eight of those achievements then hats off to you, if not, then I’m so sorry, but you have a life.