Age of Empires: Definitive Edition Update Brings 12 New Achievements

By Sam Quirke, 6 days ago
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.

Age of Empires: Definitive Edition (Win 10) Achievements

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
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 In this new version of the list it has been replaced by "Res Publica", which unfortunately might make this surprisingly easy completion a little more difficult.

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.
Sam Quirke
Written by Sam Quirke
Sam has been a Newshound since 2016 and is now the Editor for both TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies. He loves gaming on all devices and in all genres. He still plays Pokémon GO with his wife.