All editorials by Luke Albigés

Git gud: 30 of the hardest Xbox achievements ever

We've talked about grinds, luck, and even online achievements, but lets strip it back a little this time — which skill-based achievements out there are simply some of the most straight-up difficult to unlock?

Posted 1 month ago 267

The grind is real: 20 achievements that are an absolute slog

Ever get so close to a completion you could smell it, only to find yourself held back by one pesky achievement that takes way longer than it should? Good times. Here are some of the most egregious examples out there...

Posted 2 months ago 263

Hades: The Road to 1K (0-1,000G)

Planning on going for the Hades completion? You can look forward to some tricky challenges, a fair few random elements, and a lot of escape attempts if you want the full 1,000G. Here's how Luke got on...

Posted 2 months ago 56

The best Xbox soundtracks

Music is one of the secret ingredients of great game design. While it might often go unnoticed by many players, it's an aspect of gaming that doesn't get the love it deserves, so let's change that.

Posted 3 months ago 201

Psychonauts 2 hands-on impressions

Double Fine's quirky platformer sequel Psychonauts 2 arrives next month, and we've been lucky enough to blast through a decent chunk of the crazy adventure already. Here are some early impressions...

Posted 3 months ago 17

Extra Time: Six games to help beat the post-Euro 2020 blues

Euro 2020 came to a close in dramatic fashion last night, and many footy fans will likely be finding that the end of the month-long tourney has left a void in their lives. Not to worry — we've got a few ideas that may help.

Posted 3 months ago 39

E3 2021 TA team predictions

The TA news team has dug deep to come up with a bunch of predictions as to what we'll see come out of E3 later in the week. Some seem like safe bets, others... yeah, not so much.

Posted 4 months ago 67

Xbox Game Pass TA Team Picks (April 2021)

The TrueAchievements news team is back with another selection of choice cuts from the current Xbox Game Pass library. If you're not sure what to play next, maybe one of these great games will take your fancy?

Posted 6 months ago 20

Who should Microsoft buy next, and why is it Konami?

A Japanese publisher and developer with a storied legacy and dozens of lucrative IPs under its belt... where better for Microsoft to throw a few (billion) dollars than in Konami's direction?

Posted 7 months ago 177

Cyber Shadow: The Road to 1K (691-1,000G)

With just nine achievements left to unlock, will Luke be able to get the Cyber Shadow completion, or will the hardcore ninja action game prove too tough a nut to crack? Let's find out...

Posted 8 months ago 48

Cyber Shadow: The Road to 1K (0-691G)

With a list full of evil achievements and non-standard Gamerscore values, Cyber Shadow is by no means an easy completion. That hasn't stopped Luke setting his sights on it, though. This is how he got on so far...

Posted 8 months ago 60

Xbox Countdown Sale 2020 highlights

Spoiled for choice in the Countdown 2020 sale? That's understandable, with pages of bargains up for grabs. Here are a few choice picks that might help anyone struggling to find a new game at a hefty discount...

Posted 10 months ago 61

Xbox Countdown Sale 2020 hidden gems

Looking for something a little different in the current sale? We dig out some low-key greats which are currently being discounted... see if any of these oddities take your fancy!

Posted 10 months ago 55

Destiny 2: Beyond Light first impressions

An in-depth look at everything Bungie gets right with the latest Destiny 2 expansion, and everything it doesn't. Beyond Light is great, but there really isn't a whole lot to it at the moment...

Posted 11 months ago 22

Xbox Series X load times tested

Microsoft has been bigging up Series X's custom 1TB NVMe SSD, but how fast is it really? We compared a bunch of different games across multiple generations in an effort to find out...

Posted 11 months ago 39

Xbox Series X review

We've been trying out Microsoft's new console for the last few weeks and after considerable testing, here are our thoughts on all aspects of the Series X...

Posted 11 months ago 120

The Falconeer Xbox Series X hands-on preview

We stole a couple of hours with The Falconeer, the beautiful indie dogfighting game that will be launching alongside the Xbox Series X|S in just a few weeks.

Posted 1 year ago 13

Xbox Series X/S: every confirmed launch game so far

Here's every Xbox Series X/S launch title that has been confirmed so far, as well as those that are expected, those arriving a little later, and those getting optimised rather than updated.

Posted 1 year ago 184