TrueAchievements community stats of the decade By Sam Quirke, 17 Jan 2020 CommentsAs we continue to celebrate our Games of the Decade, including the opportunity to cast your own votes, we realised that it wouldn't be a TrueAchievements event without a healthy dose of stats. With that in mind, here are some of the big figures from TA's decade of gaming – the games you played the most, the achievements you unlocked, and more.TA's Most Played Games of the DecadePosition Game Release Year TA Players1 Halo: Reach 2010 3027122 Call of Duty: Black Ops 2010 2953353 Red Dead Redemption 2010 2847114 Gears of War 3 2011 2638825 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 2011 2589046 Grand Theft Auto V (Xbox 360) 2013 2574257 Halo 4 2012 2456338 Call of Duty: Black Ops II 2012 2412969 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011 23869210 Halo: The Master Chief Collection 2014 23277711 Fable III 2010 22792612 Grand Theft Auto V (Xbox One) 2014 22707913 Halo 5: Guardians 2015 21728514 Fallout 4 2015 21711215 Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition 2012 20821316 Sunset Overdrive 2014 20768317 Battlefield 3 2011 20713518 Borderlands 2 (Xbox 360) 2012 20619519 Destiny 2014 20556020 Titanfall 2014 200947Perhaps unsurprisingly, older games dominate our most played games of the decade – games that have had plenty of time to appear in sales or Games with Gold. Halo: Reach has a comfortable lead with 302,000 of you having unlocked at least one achievement. The latest releases in the Top 20 are still five years old – Halo 5 and Fallout 4. Microsoft would likely be pleased to see that dedicated Xbox players favour a fair number of their own titles, from the Halo series to Gears to Fable III.Developers and Publishers of the Decade – Average Players Per GameThere's two ways to look at TA player numbers for publishers and developers - the combined total of players on each of their games, and the average amount of players per game. We've gone with the latter here. The former gives a bit of bias to the companies that can't stop producing games. For example, Ubisoft Montreal would come out on top with a combined player count of 2.6 million players, but then they released 34 games in 10 years. Similarly, Microsoft Studios might have grabbed a ridiculous 11 million players when combining the counts on each of their games – but thanks to variants and casual products they published an equally ridiculous 363 titles in the period.With that in mind, here are the top developers and publishers by average TA player count – the studios that managed to retain the biggest audience across their catalogues. Remember, this only includes TA players that popped an achievement.Position Developer Games Released 2010-2019 Average Player Count1 Treyarch 4 2006622 Psyonix 1 1805623 Wanako 1 1762824 Bungie 4 1756355 343 Industries 5 1683806 Irrational Games 1 1677317 Epic Games 3 1607998 Team Bondi 1 1470319 Bethesda Game Studios 5 13995810 Playground Games 5 136676Position Publisher Games Published 2010-2019 Average Player Count1 Psyonix 1 1805622 Rockstar 10 1245693 Roblox Corporation 1 1113194 Behaviour Interactive 2 882775 ORiGO Games 1 848036 Bulkhead Interactive 2 844367 Studio MDHR 1 754438 Blizzard Entertainment 4 742909 Monomi Park 1 7279410 Other Ocean Interactive 1 67148Treyarch comes out on top on the developer side because of its veteran Call of Duty: Black Ops series, but is closely followed by Psyonix, the creators of Rocket League – who come out on top in the publisher ranking. While Rocket League is undoubtedly a polished and deserving game, the lists show that retaining players isn't just about producing a quality product – it also reflects the changing gaming landscape, where publishing just one title and keeping the content coming can net you enough of a player count to content with the big studios and publishers. Price point also matters as much as quality, hence the high ranking for Wanako who developed Doritos Crash Course and high rankings for the smaller teams behind Games with Gold titles So Many Me, Slime Rancher and Pneuma. None of these are bad games, far from it, but none would likely make these lists without the power of Xbox's cost-efficient subscription model. Despite the attractiveness of free games and easy gamerscore, Rockstar still prove that quality premium products have a place in the 2020s and beyond, ranking second by average player count per game in our top 10 publishers. It's also an impressive position for Studio MDHR, responsible for Cuphead – which has yet to feature in one of Xbox's subscription services.TrueAchievements Community StatsBetween us, registered TA community members started 78.2 million games – 5658 unique titles – between 2010 and 2019. We only managed to complete 7.2 million games, though; so much for our communal completion percentage. Here are the games we started and completed the most:Xbox OnePosition Game Players Started Position Game Players Completed1 Halo: The Master Chief Collection 253330 1 Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious 716442 Grand Theft Auto V 239243 2 The Walking Dead: Season Two 602143 Halo 5: Guardians 227600 3 The Walking Dead 527194 Fallout 4 226800 4 Tales from the Borderlands 526585 Sunset Overdrive 216641 5 Pneuma: Breath of Life 41899Xbox 360Position Game Players Started Position Game Players Completed1 Halo: Reach 314791 1 Harms Way 799992 Call of Duty: Black Ops 307720 2 Assassin's Creed II 658333 Red Dead Redemption 295669 3 Dead Rising 2: Case Zero 441764 Gears of War 3 274927 4 The Walking Dead 440705 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 270114 5 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 43551539,000 TA members managed to unlock at least one achievement in the decade. Between us we unlocked 1.1 billion achievements in 2010-2019 – that's 181,000 unique achievements across the Xbox catalogue. Here are the achievements TA members unlocked the most – with a note that had we included apps, Netflix's achievement for watching three episodes in a row would have come in third in the Xbox One list. You bingers. Xbox OnePosition Achievement Game Players Unlocked1 Your Journey Begins Halo: The Master Chief Collection 2492362 Just Getting Started Halo: The Master Chief Collection 2355953 Welcome to Los Santos GTA V (Xbox One) 2252684 War Never Changes Fallout 4 2245385 Balaho's Most Wanted Halo: The Master Chief Collection 220321Xbox 360Position Achievement Game Players Unlocked1 Doctor, Doctor Halo: Reach 2442572 The Start of Something Halo: Reach 2420683 Make it Drizzle Halo: Reach 2376034 Level 5 Gears of War 3 2355845 That Government Boy Red Dead Redemption 233070We also want to celebrate the community's contributions to the site's Walkthroughs and individual achievement guides. Based on the thumbs up given, here are the top guides and walkthroughs of 2010-2019:Achievement GuidesPosition Achievement Game Author Upvotes1 Soul Pneuma: Breath of Life Maka91 8382 Benevolent Leader Fallout 4 marchedrampage 8263 Journeyman Librarian The Wolf Among Us Matt DB87 6874 Seriously 3.0 Gears of War 3 Nikke84 6795 Oblivion Walker Skyrim (Xbox 360) Perpalicious 677WalkthroughsPosition Walkthrough Author Thumbs Up1 Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments Ackter 10672 Murdered: Soul Suspect Ackter, Triple G Andy (contributor) 10183 Back to the Future: The Game (30th Anniversary Edition) zoidberg1339 9224 ABZU guns vs kittens 8615 Halo: The Master Chief Collection LifeExpectancy, MC0REBE (contributor) 859We'll be revealing more about the individual players of the decade soon. Stay tuned!Community News Written by Sam QuirkeSam 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.