Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey Achievement List Revealed

By Heidi Nicholas,
We have just picked up the Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey Achievement list.

Ancestors comes out for consoles tomorrow, with a pretty ambitious premise. It takes players back 10 million years to Neogene period Africa, places them in charge of an ape clan, and tasks them with guiding that clan through generations of evolution. Bearing in mind that everything's trying to kill you and you've got no idea what's safe to eat, it's a pretty daunting task. Ancestors had a somewhat mixed release when it came out for PCs a few months ago; the general idea seemed to be that the game, which literally started with a message from the developers saying "Good luck. We won't help you much" had far too steep a learning curve. Yet Panache Digital Games have been taking all that feedback on board, and the console version will be releasing with a bunch of new features specifically designed to ease that curve. The game will have new objectives and tutorial pop-ups, as well as new RPG, Generation, and Evolution menus. Item targeting has been improved, as have the spawn rules for outside hominids, so that it'll be much easier to encounter other hominids to expand your clan. Plus, the communication has been improved so that you can tell your clan to do more complex actions, like hitting, or applying items to themselves. There's also going to be an option to create custom games, where you can choose the region, settlement, clan size, and species.

There are 13 achievements worth a total of 1,000 Gamerscore, none of which are secret. It looks as though the achievements will be mostly rewarded for successfully advancing your clan and evolving them through the generations, as there are several achievements for becoming a new species. Successfully conquering the territory around your home also seems to unlock achievements, as there are some for killing predators, and broadening the territory belonging to your clan. Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey releases tomorrow, December 6th.

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Name Description Gamerscore
A Real Hero Save the kid of the opening sequence. 75
Home Builder Establish a new settlement for your clan. 50
Courageous Hominid! Conquer your fear of the unknown 5 times to broaden your clan's territory. 75
Genetic Manipulation Give a head start to your Neuronal Network. 50
Apex! Be the Apex Predator. Kill all possible predators. 100
Millenium Man Become Orrorin Tugenensis. 75
Ardi Become Ardipithecus Ramidus. 75
Lucy Become Australopithecus Afarensis. 75
The Taung Child Become Australopithecus Africanus. 75
Heritage Launch the last possible evolution of Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey. 125
Miss Me! Miss Me! Dodge a Machairodus' attack twice. 75
One small step for a man Unlock the ability to walk on two legs. 75
All You Can Eat Become Omnivorous. 75
Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is developed by Panache Digital Games and published by Private Division.
Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've just finished studying a Masters in English Literature, but I've been obsessed with gaming since long before then. I began on the PS2 with Spyro, before graduating to the Xbox 360 and disappearing into Skyrim. I'm now a loyal RPG fan, but I still like to explore other genres — when I'm not playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey, or being lured back into Red Dead Redemption 2 or The Witcher 3!