Achievement Unlocked!: CSI: Hard Evidence

For those of you who are unfamiliar with CSI, it’s a crime drama that was on TV for God know’s how long. The show itself wasn’t actually too bad and the majority of the cases on the show were interesting in the sense of a “Who done it” narrative every episode. Almost like Cluedo, but a lot more fun and less argumentative. The game itself isn’t too bad. By no means is it good, but it’s playable in some ways, it’s like a puzzle game with different elements thrown in, below, I’ll walk you through all five cases in the game and have you unlocking all five achievements in no time.

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Achievement Unlocked: Avatar: The Burning Earth

Shut up I don’t even have to explain why we’re doing this. Mainly because this will take me literally five minutes to write and then I’m off for a walk so the sooner I finish this the better. Literally five minutes is all it’ll take to get all the achievements too. Funnily enough I did it wrong the first time and I had to restart the game. Anyway, yes, right, let’s go.

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Achievement Unlocked: FIFA 06: Road to FIFA World Cup

Ah shit, this was last minute. I was writing up the Sherlock Holmes Achievement guides but I still haven’t finished either of them, so I’ll be working my way through some cheap sports games, this one is a really easy completion so the sooner we get it over with the better.

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The Achievement Hunters Guide Part 6: The Grind

Now I’m not going to lie to you, Achievement Hunting is fun. But at times it can get a little bit unfun and you may feel disheartened or just not up for it. That’s fine, it’s happened to me before. If this ever happens to me or it starts to feel like I’m not playing for fun anymore, I try and make myself stop. More often than not that works, however recently I haven’t been able to stop and it’s thanks to the Bean Dive that I was, but enough of that.

A lot of games take some time to complete, especially movie tie in games as it requires you to either collect a lot of things or upgrade everything to maximum capacity. Believe me, it gets boring very fast, but it’s something that needs to be done. Well, it doesn’t need to be done, it’s just something you have to do for gamerscore.

Some games don’t make you do this, some games just make you play through the game and then you’re done. CSI gives you 200G per case and there’s only five cases in the game, so that’s some very easy gamerscore. But when you’re playing for hours on end and playing these terrible games it can get boring. Just remember to take a break sometime and play something you want to.

If you’re sat playing nothing but bad games all day you’ll get sick of it very quickly, so you need to break up the monotony of those games and play something that’s fairly enjoyable. You’ve played Turning Point: Fall of Liberty all day? Well play Skyrim for a bit. You need to have breaks from the bad otherwise you’ll get extremely sick and tired of playing terrible games and eventually give up. It’s a marathon, not a sprint, you have as long as it takes to gain gamerscore.

Hell, I took a couple weeks off from gamerscore hunting and didn’t really play anything at all, I just did writing. But now I’m back to achievement hunting and it’s a lot fresher now that I’ve had a break. It also helps to play good games for achievements too, because if you aren’t having fun boosting up your gamerscore, then you can have fun playing a good game and at the same time make a small boost in your gamerscore.

The WWE games are a prime example of this. If you like the WWE franchise in any way, whether watching it, playing the games or both then the older WWE games are really good and offer gamerscore. Even the newer ones offer easy gamerscore and are pretty good, but not as good as the older ones in my opinion. WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2007 is the game I’ve been working on completing, however you have to beat everyone on the roster on Legendary and Hard. The achievements don’t stack, so I have to beat all 67 of them, twice. But it’s fun in a way because the game itself is fun, so it’s not that bad.

If you feel like you aren’t having fun then stop, there’s no point in doing something when you aren’t having fun.

Also, there isn’t a part seven. This is it. I have no more to really say other than have fun, don’t play to the point of exhaustion and keep in mind that you’ll never get the world record.

The Achievement Hunters Guide Part 5: Easy Gamerscore

So yesterday we took a look at the games you should avoid, and today I’ll be giving a few examples of the games that you should definitely play for gamerscore.

Movie Tie-In Games

Believe me, movie tie in games are easy gamerscore, but by no means are they good games. Peter Jackson’s King Kong, Cars and CSI: Hard Evidence seem to be the only movie tie in games I’ve completed currently but I’m working my way through Happy Feet Two and Star Trek currently, even though Star Trek doesn’t seem to be an easy completion. Anyway, there’s a lot of easy games that are movie tie ins.

Most of the time, movie or TV Show tie in games offer up an extremely easy 1000G, of course it does mean you’ll be playing some utterly terrible games.

Wolfenstein: The New Order

I’m not going to be talking about specific games other than this game because it deserves notable credibility for being an easy completion, a fun completion and on top of that it’s one of the greatest shooters I’ve ever played. Wolfenstein: The New Order gives you a very nice variety of pretty much every achievement there is, the regular mission completion, the perks system, collectables and difficulty. I definitely recommend picking this game up when you can because it truly is a phenomenal game.

ID@Xbox

For those of you with Xbox One’s you’ll definitely want to take advantage of the ID@Xbox programme, I touched on this topic briefly in the last few parts however this article will go into much more depth. Basically with the ID@Xbox programme, a lot of indie games are being released, for example Rocket League. With this comes a hell of a lot of easy gamerscore and each one has 1000G on offer. Considering the games are cheaper than most retail Xbox One games, ranging from about £5 – £12, you’ll definitely want to pick up some of the easier completions, such as Factotum 90 and The Goosebumps Game.

Telltale Games

Tales from the Borderlands, Back to the Future, Game of Thrones: Iron from Ice, The Wolf Among Us, literally anything Telltale releases is an enjoyable and easy 1000G. I recommend you go and pick up the games I just listed there now.

2006

2006? What do you mean? Well, it’s very simple. The majority of games that came out in 2006 had very simple achievements, most specifically, sports games. NHL and NBA 2K6 are renowned for being very easy and you can actually get all 1000G in one game if done right.