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Vote now for January 2021's TA Playlist game

Kicking off 2021, the TA Playlist would like you to pick from four games in series that never appeared on the Xbox One. Here’s hoping they come back to us this generation.

Posted 10 months ago by The TA Playlist Team 130

Vote now for November 2020's TA Playlist game

The TA Playlist has teamed up with the members of the TA and TT Game Info teams to bring you the theme for this month: Games that prominently feature toilets! Voting is open now.

Posted 1 year ago by The TA Playlist Team 94

TrueAchievements Game of the Decade – The Results

The wait is over – we're ready to reveal the TA community's Game of the Decade, as well as your opinions on the best publishers, the best ID games, the best DLCs and more. Check out the full results here.

Posted 1 year ago by Sam Quirke 193

Sam's favourite Xbox games of the decade

To supplement our Game of the Decade voting event and to perhaps give you some inspiration, we're releasing a series of articles from our writers, as well as a round-up of our volunteer staff's picks for GOTD.

Posted 1 year ago by Sam Quirke 63

Games with Gold Titles Announced for June 2019

The new month will bring along two titles for the Xbox One, as well as two for the Xbox 360 that can both also be played on the Xbox One thanks to backwards compatibility.

Posted 2 years ago by Rebecca Smith 248

Who Would Make An Xbox Super Smash Bros. Roster?

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is out for Nintendo Switch today, and it marks the de facto end of major 2018 releases. This got us thinking, who would make an Xbox Smash Bros. game roster? We've come up with 20+ famous faces.

Posted 2 years ago by Mark Delaney

Like That Horror Game? Watch This Horror Movie!

We're deep into the month of October now, which means more and more people are getting into the Halloween spirit. Here are 11 scary games and the movies you should check out if you liked playing them.

Posted 3 years ago by Mark Delaney

The Best Xbox Platformer Games Available in 2018

You're just a hop, skip, and a jump away from genre greatness. Platformers on Xbox are well represented year after year, so this has been a very tough list to pare down. Need a recommendation? Start here!

Posted 3 years ago by Mark Delaney

Xbox 360 Sale Roundup: May 16th, 2017

Discounts on Grand Theft Auto IV, Gears of War, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Gears of War 2, Red Dead Redemption, Assassin's Creed II, Gears of War 3 and more

Posted 4 years ago by Rich Stone

UPDATED: XBL Black Friday 2016 Xbox 360 Sales

Part Two of this year's Black Friday sales, featuring all the many games & DLC offered for Xbox 360. These discounts are only available to Gold members until Tuesday 22nd, when they will be opened up to everyone.

Posted 5 years ago by Chewie

The Gaming Dead: Searching for the Perfect Zombie Game

Despite the games industry's deep affection for undead-centric stories and settings, I still find myself chasing the perfect zombie game. When will we see it and what has come close so far?

Posted 5 years ago by Mark Delaney

XBL Sale Roundup: October 25th, 2016

This week's Deals with Gold gives us a range of offers across titles big and small whilst Shocktober brings many horror themed discounts for all

Posted 5 years ago by Chewie

Three Games Heading To Backwards Compatibility

Three games turn into seven with today's additions to backwards compatibility as The Orange Box joins offerings from both Hello Games and Bandai Namco as playable on Xbox One.

Posted 5 years ago by Andy Mills

TA Top Five: Life Lessons Learned From Games

Life can be pretty tricky to navigate, and school really doesn't prepare us that well for its subtleties. Luckily, our virtual playgrounds can sometimes help fill in the gaps in our education. What have you learned from games?

Posted 5 years ago by Sam Quirke

Five Games Coming To Backwards Compatibility

Away from the glitz and glamour of E3, Microsoft have continued to add to their backwards compatibility program, with five more titles added today, including a couple of Valve's finest.

Posted 5 years ago by Andy Mills

XBL Sale Roundup: May 3rd, 2016

This week's Deals with Gold gives a range of discounts over different titles. Games published by Microsoft are the highlight of the week. Xbox One Bundles & Special Editions • Forza Horizon 2 Ultimate - 10th Anniversary Edition (includes VIP & all car packs) - 30% off Now

Posted 5 years ago by Kevin Tavore

TA Top Five: Respawns

Dying. It'll happen to all of us. Thankfully when it happens in video games, it's not irreversible. It's just a part of the experience. Sometimes a game is really hard and you'll die many times at the same section (especially if you play things like the Dark Souls Series or the Halo Series on Legend

Posted 5 years ago by Gabriel Kreulen

Table For One: Playing Alone in the Era of Multiplayer

Being alone. Besides love, which is in some ways its antithesis, it might be the most prevalent theme in the history of music. From The Beatles instructing us to "ah, look at all the lonely people" to Roy Orbison's melancholic line about how "only the lonely know the heartaches I've been through"

Posted 5 years ago by Mark Delaney

Left 4 Dead 2 Now Backwards Compatible

Hot on the heels of the three other games announced yesterday, Left 4 Dead 2 has just become playable on the Xbox One through backwards compatibility. Valve's classic multiplayer zombie shooter was number one on our link hidden, so we can't wait to be terrori

Posted 5 years ago by Rich Stone

TA Podcast: Episode 23

As promised last week when we opened up the TA mailbag, Rich, Jack and myself sat down over the weekend to record our February show. In this episode, we discuss what we've been playing, including our

Posted 5 years ago by Dave Horobin

XBL Countdown to 2016 Sale - Week 2 Deals

Here's the list of all the discounts available in the second week of the Countdown to 2016 sales. These offers will go all the way through the first week of January alongside the continuing daily de

Posted 6 years ago by Chewie

XBL Countdown to 2016 Sale - Week 1 Deals

Here they are, the first week of Countdown to 2016 in all their glory. These discounts run all week until the 28th with two levels of discount for Silver and Gold members. This is in addition to dai

Posted 6 years ago by Chewie

16 More Backwards Compatible Titles Revealed

Ever since the first 104 titles backwards compatible titles were announced, people have been speculating what would be next. Well, another 16 have been revealed and are available to play today. In al

Posted 6 years ago by Andy Mills

XBL Black Friday Sale Kicks Off

Black Friday may still be a week away but Microsoft is celebrating early by giving Gold members access to a massive list of discounts a week before everyone else. Many of these titles have seen (in s

Posted 6 years ago by Chewie

TA Top Five: Backwards Compatibility Wishlist

When the Xbox team let their huge backwards compatible cat out of the bag a month ago, gamers all over started speculating as to which 360 titles would be resurrected on the One. It's a win-win, pote

Posted 6 years ago by Mark Delaney

XBL Sale Roundup: July 7th, 2015

This week we get a selection of titles available on Deals with Gold as well as the massive Ultimate Game Sale for both Silver and Gold members. Let's tackle the Deals with Gold first, then dive into

Posted 6 years ago by Chewie

TA Top Five: E3 Predictions

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few weeks, you know that E3 is nigh. As the Newshound team was sitting around the coffee table in our secret underground volcano tree house, we sta

Posted 6 years ago by Jonathan Barnes

TA Top Five: Short Games

Apologies for the absence of the Top Five last week and the delay this week. However, we're now back on track! Life can be incredibly busy at times. Whether it's work, family, school or just things t

Posted 6 years ago by Marc Hollinshead

TA Top Five: Fake Inventions

The absolute best thing about video games, along with other forms of narrative media, is that they craft incredible fictional worlds. These worlds have no bounds on when or where they exist, or wheth

Posted 6 years ago by Marc Caccamise

TA Top Five: Scientists

Science plays a pretty big role in the narrative of many games. Few things make better sources of conflict than advanced science gone awry and few things make better resolutions to conflict than the

Posted 6 years ago by Jonathan Barnes

XBL Sale Roundup: March 10th, 2015

Two weeks ago we got a handful of Assassin's Creed titles discounted in the Deals with Gold and this week sees the rest get their prices dropped. As well as those offers, we get a handful of other t

Posted 6 years ago by Chewie

XBL Sale Roundup: February 18th, 2015

Before we begin, a quick apology. Sorry this is now a day late. As you can see, it's a biggun and took quite some time to put together. Because it's so big, there's also a higher likelihood of errors

Posted 6 years ago by Chewie

TA Top Five: Box Art

We are coming into an age in gaming where downloading content digitally is a completely normal thing to do. It has been for years, but not as much as it is today. Instead of buying a physical copy of

Posted 6 years ago by Marc Hollinshead

TA Top Five: Super Bowl Edition

Happy Super Bowl Sunday, everyone! Today is the big day for fans of American football, commercials, ridiculously tasty (i.e. not healthy) food - especially at Chez Barnes - , and spectacle in general

Posted 6 years ago by Jonathan Barnes

TA Top Five: Happy Endings

With the holiday break now (sadly) over, we are back with the TA Top Five. Apologies for the delays but we hope that, like us Newshounds, that you have had a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Posted 6 years ago by Marc Hollinshead

XBL Sale Roundup: December 23rd, 2014

Because there are so many different sales happening at once this week, many of which are split between Gold and non-Gold discounts, I'll be handling this list a little differently. I'll be splitting

Posted 7 years ago by Chewie

TA Top Five: Comedic Moments

We see plenty of dramatic sequences, emotional moments and a vast array of other scenes in games that keep us glued to the screen for hours on end. Every now and then, though, we witness something th

Posted 7 years ago by Marc Hollinshead

XBL Sale Roundup: September 23rd, 2014

This week's Deals with Gold sees a trio of Xbox One discounts and a variety of Xbox 360 Games on Demand titles on offer, including the two Amazing Spider-Man games, a couple of racing titles and a se

Posted 7 years ago by Chewie

TA Top Five: Sound Effects

Many of us have that friend (or maybe you ARE that friend) who has some instantly-recognizable video game sound as their text messaging tone. The amazing thing about hearing that coin noise from Supe

Posted 7 years ago by Michelle Balsan

XBL Sale Roundup: August 26th, 2014

This week's Deals with Gold sees some non-achievement carrying DLC for two One titles discounted (as well as the equivalent DLC for one of those game's 360 version), as well as a handful of Games on

Posted 7 years ago by Chewie

TA Top Five: Sequels That Should Be Made

Spoiler Warning In the process of discussing the game's which should receive sequels, certain plot points which may spoil the narrative story may be discussed. If you have not played a certain game

Posted 7 years ago by Marc Caccamise

TA Top Five: Missions/Levels

While many games forgo the more-traditional "Level 1-1" system of yesteryear, it doesn't mean that they don't have iconic and memorable missions and levels. This week's TA Top Five takes a close look

Posted 7 years ago by Jonathan Barnes