Poll: Is It Important That Your Gamerscore Ends in 5 or 0?

By Mark Delaney, 5 months ago
Happy Friday TA! Another weekend is upon us (most of us, anyway), and that means another front page poll is now ready and waiting for your votes. In last week's poll, we asked about long-dormant games that are in need of sequels. Not surprisingly, the winner was Alan Wake, which time after time has proven to be a fan favorite on this website. It took the lion's share of the votes with over 16% of the far-reaching poll. Not even the Other category took more than that (9%). Also polling well were Bully, Fable, Sunset Overdrive, and Dead Space.

This week, we're looking at those funky achievement lists that offer gamerscore boosts in non-multiples of 5. How do such achievements alter the way you play? Will you avoid those games entirely? Will you play them and later clean up your total gamerscore? Maybe that sort of thing doesn't bother you at all. That approach would certainly seem like it creates the least stress.

No Man's Sky

The topic came back into the conversation this week after No Man's Sky was revealed to have a list full of such achievements. What do you do when games offer these sorts of increases? For those that need it, be sure to check out our guide on resolving this problem: How to "Fix" Your Gamerscore Using TrueAchievements

This game was featured in our Best Xbox Survival Games to Play in 2018 article. Why not check it out to see what else made the cut?
How do you handle games with achievement values that don't end in 5 or 0?
  • I avoid games that include that type of achievements12.66% (491)
  • I play those games but avoid unlocking any of those achievements2.35% (91)
  • I play those games and worry about fixing my gamerscore later32.08% (1244)
  • I don't mind them at all/They don't alter how I play games48.45% (1879)
  • Other4.46% (173)
We've had 3878 responses.
Mark Delaney
Written by Mark Delaney
Mark is a Boston native now living in Portland, Oregon. He's the Editorial Manager on TA, loves story-first games, and is the host of the community game club TA Playlist. Outside of games he likes biking, sci-fi, the NFL, and spending time with his family. He almost never writes in the third person.