After some strange back-and-forth, we've now picked up the official Update 10 Achievement List for Age of Empires: Definitive Edition (Win 10). A version of this achievement list turned up a couple of weeks ago, but everything was unobtainable. The list was removed and now reposted, with a few tweaks.
There are 12 achievements worth a total of 250 Gamerscore, none of which are secret.
When the list originally arrived, Archimedes and Assassin were only worth 20GS. There was also an achievement called "Cedars of Lebanon", a reference to a valuable ancient cedar forest. That achievement would have had players grind for 1300 chopped wood as the Phoenicians. In this new version of the list it has been replaced by "Res Publica", which unfortunately might make this surprisingly easy completion a little more difficult.
|Name || Description || Gamerscore|
|Marvelous || Win a game through building a wonder || 5|
|Pegasus || Be the first to all Ages || 25|
|Archimedes || Research all technologies in a single game || 30|
|Assassin || Defeat 20 heroes || 30|
|WoodStock || Collect 50,000 wood || 20|
|Coinage || Collect 50,000 gold || 20|
|Quarry || Collect 50,000 stone || 20|
|Pepperoni Pizza || Collect 50,000 food || 20|
|Perseus || Kill a Medusa || 20|
|State Of The Artifact || Win a game by holding artifacts || 20|
|Ruin Them All || Win a game by holding ruins || 20|
|Res Publica || Win a ranked ELO game. || 20|
Until now, it was entirely possible to cheese your way through the entire game in a couple of hours thanks to the fact that Age of Empires cheats do not disable achievements. In fact, we have a very quick and thorough guide to getting all of the base game achievements by veteran walk-through writer Itzz Sh0wt1m3. Unfortunately that "Res Publica" achievement descriptor suggests that you need to win a game online, which means cheats will not help you.
Still, it's only one match. We can win one match... right?
Make sure to check out the full Age of Empires: Definitive Edition Walkthrough if you want to speed through the base game in a couple of hours.
Check out our Best Xbox One Strategy Games Available in 2019 article for a compilation of other great games in this genre.
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