Easy Gamerscore: The 35 quickest game completions from the latest Xbox sales

By Luke Albigés,

This week's Xbox sales are loaded with quick and/or easy games with plenty of achievements up for grabs to help give your Gamerscore a decent boost. Here's a rundown of the cut-price completions on offer this week.

As usual, we've sifted through the new sale to dig out some of the best ways to grow your Gamerscore on the cheap — we've linked you to each game's hub, where you'll find achievement lists, guides, and full-blown achievement walkthroughs (where we have them). We've also detailed this week's easiest, cheapest, and highest-rated games just below the table.

Quickest Xbox Game Completions from the latest sales

Game Sale Price Completion Time TA Ratio Discount
Of Tanks and Demons III 1-2 hours 1.02 30%
Chop is Dish 1-2 hours 1.05 30%
Mr. Pumpkin 2: Kowloon Walled City
• in Cotton Games’ New Game Bundle
1-2 hours 1.07 60%
HORROR OF THE DEEP 1-2 hours 1.10 45%
Antarctica 88 1-2 hours 1.11 30%
Death Park 2 1-2 hours 1.11 30%
Allison's Diary: Rebirth 1-2 hours 1.11 50%
Obsurity 1-2 hours 1.13 20%
Retrace: Memories of Death 1-2 hours 1.13 70%
Rain City
• in Cotton Games’ New Game Bundle
1-2 hours 1.14 60%
Old Man's Journey 1-2 hours 1.15 33%
ASCENDANCE - First Horizon 1-2 hours 1.17 45%
Blaze and the Monster Machines: Axle City Racers 1-2 hours 1.18 30%
Lost at Sea 1-2 hours 1.18 50%
Air Bounce - The Jump 'n' Run Challenge 1-2 hours 1.22 30%
The Bluecoats: North & South 1-2 hours 1.38 60%
Microsoft Minesweeper (Windows 8)
1-2 hours 2.96 0%
Detective Di: The Silk Rose Murders 2-3 hours 1.11 85%
Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons 2-3 hours 1.13 75%
Fast & Furious: Spy Racers Rise of SH1FT3R 2-3 hours 1.13 30%
Outbreak: The Nightmare Chronicles
• in Outbreak Narrative Collection
2-3 hours 1.14 75%
• in BRUTAL 2URVIVE Bundle
2-3 hours 1.15 50%
• in BRUTAL 2URVIVE Bundle
2-3 hours 1.17 50%
Megaparty: A Tootuff Adventure 2-3 hours 1.20 70%
Solo: Islands of the Heart 2-3 hours 1.22 80%
Outbreak: Lost Hope
• in Outbreak Narrative Collection
2-3 hours 1.46 75%
ADVERSE 3-4 hours 1.46 75%
PAW Patrol: Mighty Pups Save Adventure Bay 3-4 hours 1.51 40%
Race with Ryan 3-4 hours 1.60 60%
Escape Game Fort Boyard 4-5 hours 1.63 60%
Whiskey Mafia: Leo's Family 0-0.5 hours 1.01 20%
Pukan, Bye-Bye! 0-0.5 hours 1.02 20%
Danger!Energy 0-0.5 hours 1.03 20%
Drone Gladiator 0-0.5 hours 1.05 35%
Outbreak: Epidemic Definitive Edition
• in Outbreak Co-Op Anthology
0-0.5 hours 1.07 40%
Outbreak: Epidemic
• in Outbreak Co-Op Anthology
0.5-1 hour 1.09 40%

Pukan, Bye-Bye!

The easiest game this week looks to be 'simple' platformer Pukan, Bye-Bye!, a game which is supposed to be relatively challenging. That said, it's a ChiliDog game so cheat codes don't interfere with achievements, turning it into a ten-minute completion — we even have a walkthrough on how to do just that! The hardest part is inputting the button code a bunch of times to auto-complete levels, with the rest of the achievements being cumulatives for simply jumping and dying a few hundred times. Fellow ChiliDog title Whiskey Mafia: Leo's Family comes in with an even lower ratio, although it does technically have missable achievements. Still, a decent dead-easy alternative to Pukan if unlocking achievements with cheat codes doesn't do it for you. Both games are currently 20% off, although the low user ratings on both should tell you what you're getting in terms of quality.


Our cheapest game this week is Adverse, which is 75% off and down to $1.49/£1.24/€1.49. It's likely to be one of the more involved completions on this list, but with plenty of tracked completions well inside and below the 3-4-hour estimate and a ratio lower than Game Pass favourites Race with Ryan and Paw Patrol: Mighty Pups Save Adventure Bay, this parkour/archery game still feels like it has a place here. If you think this pick sails wide of the mark, though, there's always Detective Di: The Silk Rose Murders instead — a retro-style point-and-click adventure at 80% off that you should be able to blast through in a few hours, especially with a guide.

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

In terms of quality, Brothers is a regular around these parts, with Starbreeze's adventure sitting on a solid 3.83/5 user rating that often sees it fill this spot. Given its known quality and just how often Brothers goes on sale, though, it's likely that many of you will already have this on your tags, possibly even twice considering there's also an Xbox 360 version. If that's the case, the next-best game here going by its respectable 3.52/5 TA user score is actually one we just mentioned — shoutout to Detective Di for getting two shoutouts!

You can view the full list of the games discounted in the latest Xbox sale here.

Will you be picking up any of these titles for a quick Gamerscore boost?
Luke Albigés
Written by Luke Albigés
Luke runs the TA news team, contributing where he can primarily with reviews and other long-form features — crafts he has honed across two decades of print and online gaming media experience, having worked with the likes of gamesTM, Eurogamer, Play, Retro Gamer, Edge, and many more. He loves all things Monster Hunter, enjoys a good D&D session, and has played way too much Destiny.
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