How to quickly boost your Gamerscore

By Sean Carey,
how to quickly boost your Gamerscore

So you've just set up your account on your shiny new Xbox Series X|S, and you've added your friends. Now that you know what Gamerscore and achievements are all about, you've noticed their big Gamerscore numbers that far eclipse yours. If you're wondering how to quickly get the highest Gamerscore among your friends, this handy guide is full of easy game completions and tips that will have it sky-rocketing in no time.

This guide is part of a series aimed at first time Xbox owners. TrueAchievements is the largest Xbox community site on the internet, allowing players to track their gaming achievements, discuss strategies and compete in contests and leaderboards. Once you have set yourself up on Xbox, you can register with us for free using your gamertag.

Who has the highest Gamerscore?

One of the most common Gamerscore related questions out there, and thanks to the fact that the vast majority of dedicated achievement hunters are on TA, you can see who has the highest Gamerscore in the world on our Gamerscore leaderboard. At the time of writing, smrnov is number 1 in the world for Gamerscore, with a whopping tally of over 2,500,000. For reference, most games ship with 1000 Gamerscore. If you're just starting out, it might be a fair while before you catch smrnov. Let's start a little smaller, and get you ahead of your friends.

How do I increase Gamerscore on Xbox Series X|S or Xbox One?

First things first: if you haven't signed up to Xbox Game Pass, you should definitely consider it. It really is the best deal in gaming. At the moment, there are over 200 Xbox Game Pass games available to download for a reasonable fee each month. The offer below gives you a month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for just $1. Signing up to Xbox Game Pass will allow you to quickly rack up that Gamerscore on the cheap, without having to buy any games outright.

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If you have signed up to Xbox Game Pass, you can quickly track all of the games available to you by signing up to TrueAchievements. Once you're signed up – which you can do in a couple of clicks using your Xbox account – just head to the Xbox Game Pass games list and click the "I have Xbox Game Pass" button. This will add every game in Xbox Game Pass to your collection on-site, meaning you can easily look up the achievements available to you on your TrueAchievements profile.

When looking at our full Xbox Game Pass games list, you can sort the list by TA Ratio by clicking the "Ratio" header twice. Generally speaking, games with a ratio lower than 1.5 are relatively easy to complete, and you can check the "Comp Time" column for an estimate of how long the game will take. Community submissions drive these completion times.

If you're new to TrueAchievements, you should know that we're dedicated to the hunt for Gamerscore. We have loads of achievement guides and Xbox achievement walkthroughs for many of the games in the Xbox ecosystem. In our handy list of easy completions below, we will include links straight to the walkthrough to make life easier for you in the quest for more Gamerscore.

Fractured Minds

Fractured Minds

Fractured Minds may not be the highest-rated game on Xbox Game Pass (it currently sits with a 2.70/5 community rating), but it is one of the easiest. All of the game's 10 achievements can be unlocked in under an hour, which will also net you a tidy 1,000 Gamerscore for your troubles. Our highly-recommended Fractured Minds walkthrough details how to get through the game and pick up achievements as you go.

The Gardens Between

The Gardens Between

The Gardens Between is an interesting time-manipulation puzzle game known on TA for its easy completion. There are quite a few collectable achievements, so it's highly recommended that you follow our Gardens Between achievement walkthrough, so that you don't miss one. There are 17 The Gardens Between achievements, and it should take between 1-2 hours to complete.

Xbox Game Pass for PC

The games listed above are some of the quickest and easiest completions found in Xbox Game Pass on console. If you've decided to opt for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, you'll also have the option to earn achievements on your Xbox Game Pass for PC games – included as part of Ultimate. For some quick and easy wins in the PC service, check out our fastest game completions in Xbox Game Pass for PC article.

Ratalaika Games, Sometimes You, and Xitilon

Devious Dungeon

Something you might not know coming into the world of achievement hunting is that some video game publishers are notorious for publishing games that are incredibly easy to complete. Ratalaika Games, Sometimes You, and Xitilon are infamous here at TrueAchievements. Their games are usually cheap and only take a few hours to complete — they aren't always the best, but plenty of them are tolerable enough.

If you like a game and want to see more from the same publisher and developer, head to the game's achievement page. You can click on the name of the publisher or developer in the Game Information box (under the achievement list on mobile). This will take you to a list of every game from that developer or publisher with Xbox achievements. Here's a shortcut to both Ratalaika Games and Sometimes You so you can see what we mean.

Microsoft's Casual Games on PC and Mobile

Microsoft Sudoku (Win 10) Achievements

We can't play games on a console or on a powerful desktop PC all the time, sadly – some of us have work in the morning. But that doesn't mean you can't earn achievements on the commute. There is Cloud Gaming with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which allows you to play select Xbox Game Pass titles on your phone, but generally, you're going to need a decent internet connection, so this isn't really the best option while you're out and about. But for now, while public internet connections aren't brilliant, you can still earn plenty of achievements on a laptop or mobile thanks to Microsoft's own causal gaming collections. While some achievements are long-winded, requiring play over several months, lots of them are easy too. If you like completing a quick word puzzle or Sudoku on your phone while you travel, you might as well switch to a Microsoft branded app and earn some achievement progress for your trouble. The most recent casual games under the Microsoft brand are developed by Arkadium – there are versions of these games available on mobile, Windows 8 and Windows 10.

The TrueAchievements Gamer Menu

Highest gamerscore

If you have already signed up to TrueAchievements, you can also use our Gamer Menu to find out which achievements you are close to completing. By clicking on your profile image in the top right hand of the screen, you'll open your personalised Gamer Menu. You'll see a heading titled Next Achievements which shows you the next three achievements you are close to unlocking. If you click the All button, a full list of achievements sorted by their relative difficulty will pop up, allowing you to easily see which achievements in your collection are easy to tick off.

Xbox Sales Quick Completion Articles Here on TrueAchievements

Every Tuesday, Xbox has a Deals with Gold sale, where if you're a Gold or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscriber, you will receive discounts on numerous Xbox titles. Each week, we delve into the sales and publish a list of quick and easy game completions so that you can get the most Gamerscore for your money. Make sure you come back and visit us for those. You can sign up to TrueAchievements in just a few clicks using your Xbox account. We have a fantastic and friendly community here that are not only enthusiastic about achievement hunting but the whole Xbox ecosystem, too — sign up for free today.

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Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Hey, I’m Sean! I joined both TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies as a staff writer in 2019. I’m a big fan of the Metal Gear Solid series and love a good narrative adventure. Most evenings you’ll find me failing to get a win in Call of Duty: Warzone.