Easiest Xbox Achievement Lists from October 2018

By Mark Delaney, 15 days ago
For some, the scariest part of October may not have been the haunted houses or the creepy masks, but the relative lack of easy gamerscore games. After several months of bountiful games to choose from, October has given us just a half-dozen by our counts. Maybe November will bring us a Thanksgiving-like feast once again. As always, if we've missed any easy games which you think deserve to be on the list, let us and your fellow readers know!

Gnomes Garden

Gnomes Garden

Completion Time: 6-8 Hours
Price:
$4.99

Maybe not the most thrilling of games on this list, Gnomes Garden comes from a long line of PC and mobile games in the ever popular management genre. If you like that sort of thing, this one won't take you very long at all and it will maybe be one of several games in the series to migrate to Xbox, so now is the time to get on board — or on the lawn.

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Devious Dungeon

Devious Dungeon

Completion Time: 3-4 Hours
Price: $7.99


It seems nine times out of ten, if a game has the word 'dungeon' in its title, it will have some Roguelite features at a minimum. That's true again here for this quick rinse platformer which harkens back to many games that came before it. It's not an unseen type of indie these days, but if you're not tired of it yet, it will only take about the length of two feature films to collect 1,000 gamerscore.

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Guns, Gore & Cannoli 2

Guns, Gore & Cannoli 2

Completion Time: 4-5 Hours
Price: $12.99


[very Silvatore] "Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in." Perhaps an unlikely sequel, GG&C2 continues the story of the first game's mafia-zombie mashup, this time taking the setting to World War II. The first game was actually pretty popular around TA, and this one has a slightly easier list. Reload that Tommy gun. You're going to have your hands full again.

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Deployment

Deployment

Completion Time: Under 1 Hour
Price: $9.99


Almost without fail this monthly feature gives us at least one game per month that offers a completion of under an hour but comes with the stain of really bad user ratings. Deployment is that game this month. You'll finish off the list in under an hour, but apparently you won't like that brief journey. It has just a 1.8 rating out of 5 from several dozen voters on site. Games like these really test one's desire for quick and easy gamerscore.

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Spencer

Spencer

Completion Time: 1-2 Hours
Price: $6.99


Well, we could nearly copy and paste everything we just said about Deployment and put it right here. Spencer is yet another game with super fast achievement unlocks and super low user ratings, with the same 1.8 score so far from players. It will take slightly longer according to our data, but it's also a few dollars cheaper, so you'll have to do that math and determine which, if either, is the better choice for you.

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Midnight Deluxe (Easy Game of the Month)

Midnight Deluxe

Completion Time: Under 1 Hour
Price: $4.99


This month, we're trying something new and granting an Easy Game of the Month award to one game on the list we feel most deserves your attention. Sometimes it'll be because the game is both excellent and easy, or maybe it'll be because the game's quick list is especially easy even among its listed peers. Different things will lead to the award, and October's Midnight Deluxe wins it this time because it's the quickest game of them all and it has a slightly better score (2.6/5) than the other games that will only take an hour or so.

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As always, this list is made using staff research and site data. If we've missed any easy games (we usually rate these as eight-hour completions or quicker), let us know!
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.