Rate The Games You've Played to Help Us Pick the Game of the Decade – Here's How

By Sam Quirke,
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It's creeping towards the end of 2019 – which also means it's the end of the decade. It's certainly been a tumultuous time in the world of video games, where console reveals fell on deaf angry ears, where the most popular video games started to have ridiculously long shelf lives, and where the phenomenon of watching other people play games all day went from the niche realm of the superfan to part of everyday culture. But we want to draw out some of the best games of the entire decade, and we want to use our community's rankings to do so. That means you should get on with rating the games in your back catalogue on site so our results can be as comprehensive as possible! Here's how to do it.

How do I add a rating for an Xbox game?

You might have lost track of our star-rating system since the site upgrade, but don't worry – it's still there! If you head to any achievement page – for example, the Rainbow Six Siege achievements list – you can see the community rating to the left of the list of stats, just below the game's TA score:

Rate your Xbox games

Now, if you haven't unlocked any achievements in a game using your current profile, we can't prove that you've played it – and therefore you will find that you are unable to rate it. If, however, you have played and unlocked at least one achievement, you will also see this:

Rate your Xbox games

Directly underneath the game info panel, you will see your own gamerpic and your personal stats for the game. If you haven't rated the game on TrueAchievements yet, you will see "rate..." next to the star icon – just click there and you will be able to score the game out of 5.

Can I re-rate a game I have already rated?

Of course, we understand that things change and that you were a little harsh on YouTubers Life OMG Edition when it first came out – it is worth that perfect 5, after all. If you have previously rated a game, you will be able to click on your rating to get exactly the same drop-down as above. Choose your new rating and your stats will update.

How can I quickly rate all of the games I've played on Xbox?

If you want to check through your entire backlog of played and completed games and either add or update your existing rating, you can do so from your My Games page, which you can access from the new Gamer Menu in the top right of any screen:

Rate your Xbox games

From here you should see your entire list of played games, and a drop-down in the Ratings column allowing you to quickly rate every game in your list out of 5. As you can see, I have an embarrassing amount of work to do myself.

Rate your Xbox games

Can I rate individual DLCs for the Xbox games that I've played?

You certainly can, and we'd encourage it! We'd love to know more about the community's favourite DLCs and title updates with achievements. This works in exactly the same way. To find a DLC, you can scroll down a game's achievements page until you hit the end of the main list. After that, title updates and DLC are listed in release order. Each has a similar stats bar. Again, as long as you have unlocked one of the achievements in the DLC or title update, you can rate the game. You can also see all of a game's DLC in one place by hitting the DLC tab at the top of the game page – check out the Assassin's Creed Odyssey DLC page for an example.

Rate your Xbox games

You can also quickly rate all of your previously played DLC in one place, just like your main game collection. Click on your gamer menu in the top right of any page and head to the links tab, then hit "My DLC". This will bring you to a list of all of your played DLCs and title updates, and you will be able to rate each one!

Rate your Xbox games

Rate your Xbox games

When we get to December, we will be looking at all sorts of round-ups from this interesting and controversial decade of gaming, and we want to include the community's top rated games and DLCs within that. So here's your warning: if you want your latest, best hot takes to be represented, make sure you have updated your community ratings! It'll also help us in future round-ups to serve the folks with the community's top recommendations from sales and recent releases too.
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 remains a stubborn Assassin's Creed and Pokémon fan.