TrueAchievements news archive for December 2016

  • TA Top Five: Games With Gold Games for 2016

    You've played them all year. You've experienced the interminable sorrow when you own all four games for a month. Now it's finally here - the top five, plus we've got stats and awards to give out!

    Posted 6 years ago by Kevin Tavore 85

  • Two New Videos for Valkyria Revolution

    The announcement of a sequel to a PS3 JRPG from the 2000's wasn't particularly surprising, considering the high quality of the first game. What was surprising was its Xbox release. Now we have more in-game footage to see!

    Posted 6 years ago by Kevin Tavore 22

  • BEACON Shares Festive Fun!

    Just a couple days before Christmas, the developers of Beacon wished us all some holiday cheer by releasing a festive gameplay video for the upcoming twin-stick roguelike.

    Posted 6 years ago by Kevin Tavore 4

  • Get Insight Into Kingdom Come: Deliverance's Quest Structure

    My good sir, would you please help these peasants? Such a request is probably familiar if you're into medieval RPGs, but the developers hope that Kingdom Come: Deliverance will deliver a fresh questing experience.

    Posted 6 years ago by Kevin Tavore 8

  • In Rogue Aces, You Can Steal Planes

    Previously titled Wing Kings, the upcoming shmup will allow you to hijack planes midair after ejecting from the cockpit just like real pilots do. The game also features music by Kevin 'Kevvy Metal' Black.

    Posted 6 years ago by Kevin Tavore 30

  • Karl Fairburne Intel in Sniper Elite 4

    In the latest intel video from Sniper Elite 4, we get to learn more about Karl Fairburne as he puts his accuracy, ruthlessness and tenacity to good use in his latest mission location - Italy.

    Posted 6 years ago by Ashley Woodcock 8

  • Super Mega Baseball 2 Releases First Gameplay Video

    Following on from last year's sports offering from developer Metalhead Software in the form of Super Mega Baseball: Extra-Innings, the same team has released new gameplay for the upcoming Super Mega Baseball 2.

    Posted 6 years ago by Ashley Woodcock 9

  • XBL Sale Roundup: December 27th, 2016

    Amongst all the Countdown to 2017 sales, Deals with Gold still continues with discounts this week on a range of titles big and small, old and new, good and Farming Simulator.

    Posted 6 years ago by Chewie 37

  • Gigantic Introduces an Obelisk

    The latest creature in Gigantic is an obelisk. It's the only creature you can summon on an enemy control point and can be used strategically to prevent the enemy team from gaining power.

    Posted 6 years ago by Kevin Tavore 0

  • Linelight Announced

    Linelight simulates the experience of getting an A+ on an exceptionally hard test while receiving a back massage, according to the developers. It's a minimalist puzzler.

    Posted 6 years ago by Kevin Tavore 14

  • Vampyr's Latest Trailer Introduces the Town's Villagers

    You may be a new vampire, but you're also a doctor who wants to help the town. You'll need to decide who to kill to survive, as each death will have an effect on the town's prosperity.

    Posted 6 years ago by Kevin Tavore 9

  • Sky Fighter Legends Announced

    A shoot'em up is generally a solo affair where you defeat bosses and overcome enemies as a lone wolf. This game is different. Inspired by MOBAs, it puts a focus on teamwork in a 4v4 environment.

    Posted 6 years ago by Kevin Tavore 6

  • Conan Exiles Previews Its Soundtrack

    While beautiful music from a classical orchestra may not be the first thing you think of when someone mentions the barbarian warrior Conan, it's certainly a highlight of this game.

    Posted 6 years ago by Kevin Tavore 3

  • Crytek Refocuses Company, Releases Satellite Studios

    In a move to focus on its core services and games from its headquarters and Kiev studios, five satellite development studios will be sent out from under the developer's wing.

    Posted 6 years ago by Kevin Tavore 16

  • Tenebrae: Twilight of the Gods Introduces the Crusher

    The game has finally exited the prototype phase and it's celebrating by revealing the latest enemy - the Crusher, a golem with no allegiance who can be as much an asset as a danger.

    Posted 6 years ago by Kevin Tavore 3

  • Super Blackjack Battle II Turbo Edition Announced

    It's rare we get blackjack this exciting. Much less a super turbo edition. Yet here we are. 12 players will battle it out for the championship, and today we get a first look at four of them.

    Posted 6 years ago by Kevin Tavore 6

  • Plague Road Successfully Kickstarted for Consoles

    The world is infected with a plague. A lone plague doctor once left his village a long time ago, but now he has finally returned. Mystery awaits in this turn-based strategy title with roguelike elements.

    Posted 6 years ago by Kevin Tavore 5

  • Infinite Warfare's Sabotage DLC Previewed

    On top of four new maps, including a remake of MW2's Afghan, there will also be a new zombies map that's all about a rave in the redwood forest.

    Posted 6 years ago by Kevin Tavore 27

  • New Gameplay for Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3

    Today's mission sees our hero Jon North infiltrating a Georgian prison in the mountains, making use of all of his skills to rescue the target and eliminate his enemies.

    Posted 6 years ago by Kevin Tavore 5

  • Moto Racer 4 Dated for North America

    A classic arcade racing game, it already saw release in Europe back in November. Recently, the publisher finally confirmed the game is launching in North America on January 27th.

    Posted 6 years ago by Kevin Tavore 4

  • TGN First Impression: Crypt of the Serpent King

    The latest dirt cheap, easy completion is certainly a descent into the crypt, though I found no Serpent King here. Instead I was met with misery and boredom in equal measure.

    Posted 6 years ago by Kevin Tavore 23

  • Happy Holidays From Everyone At TrueAchievements

    With the holiday season fast approaching and the TA offices preparing to take a well-earned break until the new year, we'd like to take a moment to reflect on the past 12 months within this crazy community that we all call home.

    Posted 6 years ago by Dave Horobin 102

  • Stardew Valley Review

    I know that you've played Farmville on Facebook already, but listen... now there's Stardew Valley, a beautiful game with a lot to experience and it deserves your attention.

    Posted 6 years ago by Kevin Tavore 32

  • TA Podcast: End of Year Review

    For the final episode of 2016, Rich, Jack and I were joined by Editorial Manager, Mark, as we take a look back at all the biggest news stories, site announcements and games from the past 12 months.

    Posted 6 years ago by Dave Horobin 7

  • UHH2 Winner Interview - MattiasAnderson

    This year's winner of UHH2 is quite the competitor. With accolades in both the World Series of Poker and Magic: the Gathering, he's certainly accustomed to victory. Let's learn his story.

    Posted 6 years ago by Kevin Tavore 52

  • Forza Horizon 3: Blizzard Mountain Review

    Australia has already provided us with the most diverse setting that we’ve seen in the Forza Horizon series, so how do you improve on that for the game’s first paid expansion? The answer is snow.

    Posted 6 years ago by Dave Horobin 28

  • TGN First Impression: Shantae Half-Genie Hero

    Previously a handheld Nintendo darling, Shantae's latest adventure has made its way to consoles thanks to Kickstarter. With HD visuals and a revamped game structure, Shantae might be worth whipping your hair for.

    Posted 6 years ago by Kevin Tavore 10

  • The Walking Dead - A New Frontier Episodes 1 & 2 Review

    Telltale Games owes a great deal of its success and newfound household name status to their work with Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead. Their third season has arrived and it's a new frontier for everybody.

    Posted 6 years ago by Mark Delaney 23

  • UHH2 Runner-up Interview - DanielJJ14

    Two UHH contests, two second place finishes. Let's learn about the man named after a Stargate character who also likes to call himself The Judge.

    Posted 6 years ago by Kevin Tavore 34

  • TA Top Five: Assassin's Creed Games

    2016 marks the first year in nearly a decade that gamers went without a new mainline Assassin's Creed game. But with the Ezio Collection and big budget movie out now, we thought it's still a great time to look back on the series.

    Posted 6 years ago by Mark Delaney 125

  • Walkthroughs Update - November 2016

    Your opinion is needed on walkthroughs that need improvement, as well as a brief update on the new system that would potentially be a compromise for those of you that wished for a multiple-walkthrough system.

    Posted 6 years ago 26

  • Feist Review

    Difficulty is certainly subjective. While one person may struggle for hours on a game, another may breeze through it. Feist is one such game that fits this criteria. Dare you play and risk the frustration?

    Posted 6 years ago by Marc Hollinshead 11

  • TGN First Impression: Steel Rain X

    When you mix a straight shoot'em up with an RPG and add a dash of base building, you get one game - Steel Rain X. The premise probably has your attention, but does the game hold up?

    Posted 6 years ago by Kevin Tavore 5

  • Winner: Feist

    Our latest contest to win an Xbox One download code for the recent ID@Xbox title, Feist ended a little earlier, and it is now time to reveal the name of our lucky winner.

    Posted 6 years ago by Dave Horobin 14

  • Battlefield 1 - DLC Concept Art

    DICE has shared some concept art for the first DLC for Battlefield 1 -- "They Shall Not Pass" -- which will include new weapons, new multiplayer maps and the new playable French Army faction.

    Posted 6 years ago by Lucy Wood 11

  • DYNASTY WARRIORS 9 Announced

    It's not often we get to announce the ninth numbered game in a series, but here you go: DYNASTY WARRIORS 9. Koei Tecmo has confirmed the title to be in development.

    Posted 6 years ago by Kelly Packard 24

  • XBL Sale Roundup: December 20th, 2016

    This week's Deals with Gold provide discounts across a range of different titles, including those in the Darksiders, Resident Evil, Street Fighter and Metro series, as well as the DLC for recent GwG freebie The Escapists.

    Posted 6 years ago by Chewie 55

  • January 2017's Games With Gold Announced

    A set of titles focusing on competition and co-operation lead the charge for 2017's first Games with Gold titles. Kick off the New Year with Deathtrap and The Cave, then finish off January with Killer Instinct and Rayman Origins.

    Posted 6 years ago by Ashley Woodcock 125

  • Industry Giant 2 Achievements List Revealed

    We have just picked up the achievement list for Industry Giant 2. There are 12 achievements worth a total of 1,000 Gamerscore, none of which are secret

    Posted 6 years ago by Rich Stone 22

  • The Walking Dead - A New Frontier Achievements Revealed

    Those who have played Telltale's The Walking Dead will be well acquainted with Clementine. The battle scarred heroine is set to return once again in The Walking Dead: A New Frontier.

    Posted 6 years ago by Marc Hollinshead 24

  • Dead Rising 4 Review

    Taking some of the best aspects of Dead Rising 3 and combining them with Frank West sounds like a perfect match. At times it is, but for all the improvements that Capcom has added, there are a number of missed opportunities.

    Posted 6 years ago by Dave Horobin 43

  • AFL Evolution Announced - Vote For Your Favourite Cover Star Now

    Fans of the Australian Football League will be very pleased with news of the latest instalment in the AFL series, as developer Tru Blu Entertainment has announced that AFL Evolution will be coming to consoles next year.

    Posted 6 years ago by Ashley Woodcock 26

  • TGN First Impression: Feist

    Ok, so it looks like Limbo. It's a platformer with dark and bright colors in a strange world. But Feist is also more than that. Is it worth your time?

    Posted 6 years ago by Kevin Tavore 1

  • Xbox Previews the Countdown Sale

    As we approach the end of the year, we also approach Xbox's Countdown Sale, which Microsoft is calling "the biggest sale ever for the Xbox Store." To get a preview at what's ahead, take a look at the promotional video.

    Posted 6 years ago by Kelly Packard 135

  • Ultimate Head to Head 2 Winner

    After 12 weeks of match-ups, the Ultimate Head to Head 2 contest is now officially over, and we are very happy to announce that the winner of the competition is...

    Posted 6 years ago by Dave Horobin 52

  • Call of Cthulhu Unveils Atmospheric Images

    New dark and haunting screens have emerged for Call Of Cthulhu, CYANIDE's upcoming title, which is set in the world of the tabletop RPG and based on the classic Lovecraft mythology.

    Posted 6 years ago by Chewie 15

  • Stardew Valley to Receive First Patch

    Stardew Valley, the hit PC farming RPG, launched onto consoles last week. Its first patch will clean up a handful of issues gamers have been experiencing. Performance problems are fixed and quality of life features are added.

    Posted 6 years ago by Kelly Packard 38

  • Her Majesty's SPIFFING Review

    Billy Goat Entertainment's Her Majesty's SPIFFING is an alternative and fantastical look at the events in Britain following the landmark decision to leave Europe, and its intention is to draw a laugh from you.

    Posted 6 years ago by Rebecca Smith 12

  • TA Community Interview – Joshatron1205

    2016 is nearly over, but there's still time for another Community Interview. Joshatron1205 is our latest guest – a big fan of Pokémon, but The Game Awards? Not so much...

    Posted 6 years ago by Sam Quirke 8

  • Subject 13 Announced For Xbox One

    French publisher Microïds announces their exploration puzzler Subject 13 will come to consoles on December 20th. Developed by Paul Cuisset known for titles like FLashback and Future Wars.

    Posted 6 years ago by Damien Knox 16

  • Halo Wars: Definitive Edition Achievements Revealed

    The full achievement list brings quite a few old favorites, but also adds some new ones to better balance out the list. It also removes or significantly changes some of the least-loved achievements.

    Posted 6 years ago by Kevin Tavore 84

  • The Crew: Calling All Units Review

    The latest expansion for The Crew allows players to enrol in the police force for the first time. However, as fun as the police chases can be, the missions and new content seems quite limited.

    Posted 6 years ago by Andrew Ogley 15

  • TA Competition: Feist

    Feist released as part of the ID@Xbox program last Tuesday, and we've got an Xbox One download code for the game up for grabs!

    Posted 6 years ago by Dave Horobin 924

  • Vostok Inc Revealed

    Look in any app store and there's several games in which you repeatedly click your way to the top of a corporate ladder. But do any of them also have twin-stick shooting in space? Vostok Inc is here to fill the gap in the market.

    Posted 6 years ago by Sam Quirke 3

  • Sky Force Anniversary Review

    Making the jump from phone to console for its 10 year anniversary, Sky Force is a fun top down shooter that is easy to jump into and exciting to play at the same time.

    Posted 6 years ago by Megan Walton 11

  • 4 Minutes of Unedited Gameplay from The Surge

    A new gamplay video has emerged from The Surge as much tougher enemies do their best to halt our main character's advances. It will only take one little mistake against these enemies to put all of your efforts to an end.

    Posted 6 years ago by Ashley Woodcock 8

  • Steep Review

    Steep was a surprise announcement at Ubisoft's E3 conference this year, seeing the publisher take the ailing snow sports genre off piste to new, open-world horizons. A bold move for sure, but has it paid off?

    Posted 6 years ago by Sam Quirke 22

  • Big Buck Hunter Pro Adventure (Win 8) Achievement Reminder

    As the holiday season draws nearer, we decorate our trees, plan the perfect gifts for our loved ones, and, of course, shoot 12 Whitetail Bucks between the 17th and 31st of December in Big Buck Hunter Pro Adventure.

    Posted 6 years ago by Kelly Packard 4

  • Evolve's Turtle Rock Studios to Develop New Free to Play FPS

    The last we heard from Turtle Rock Studios, they had ended support for 2015's Evolve after a last ditch free to play model failed to revive the game. They've announced a partnership with Perfect World to develop a new IP.

    Posted 6 years ago by Kelly Packard 13

  • Gearsmas Arrives in Gears of War 4

    Holiday traditions — hanging up stockings by the fireplace, decorating the tree the day after Thanksgiving, and, oh yeah, the 12 Days of Gearsmas. Holiday cosmetics, special game modes, and more arrived today in Gears of War 4.

    Posted 6 years ago by Kelly Packard 53

  • Mass Effect: Andromeda Squadmate and Ship Screens

    New screenshots for upcoming action RPG Mass Effect: Andromeda focus on Asari squadmate PeeBee and the starship Tempest which will serve as the player's mobile base of operations.

    Posted 6 years ago by Lucy Wood 39

  • Wand Wars Review

    Wand Wars pits you against other magic users in fast-paced battles. Fight over the merlin ball in multiple modes for a maddening challenge in this quirky, funny game.

    Posted 6 years ago by Cindy Minguez 4

  • TrueAchievements Games of the Year 2016 - Part Two

    Following on from part one of our TrueAchievements Games of the Year, it's time for part two and the final ten games that received a score of 4.5 or higher in this year's official site reviews.

    Posted 6 years ago by Dave Horobin 34

  • Release Date Confirmed for Troll and I

    Troll and I is coming this March. You may not have heard of it, so there's no better time to check it out now and see if this cooperative adventure is worth your time.

    Posted 6 years ago by Kevin Tavore 15

  • Most Played Games On TrueAchievements 2016 - Part Two

    The bottom half of the top twenty games played on TA were revealed and discussed at length last week. Now it's time to take a look at the final ten games to make the list. What's your prediction for the number one spot?

    Posted 6 years ago by Mark Delaney 37

  • Winners: The Little Acre

    Our latest contest to win an Xbox One download code for The Little Acre ended yesterday, and it is now time to reveal the names of our lucky winners.

    Posted 6 years ago by Dave Horobin 7

  • Old Time Hockey Announced

    A control scheme called "Beer Mode," designed for players to hold their beer in one hand and play with the other... Old Time Hockey may have garnered a fan base off this alone.

    Posted 6 years ago by Kelly Packard 21

  • Bigben Interactive Acquires the Test Drive Franchise

    This week Bigben Interactive, publisher of Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter, has purchased the rights to the Test Drive series from Atari. Perhaps we'll see an entry into the franchise for the first time in years.

    Posted 6 years ago by Kelly Packard 16

  • HITMAN Elusive Target #16

    If you've already finished with the special Holiday Hoarders mission and are looking for something else to do, there will be a new Elusive Target on display for the next week in HITMAN. We're on Elusive Target #16 now.

    Posted 6 years ago by Kelly Packard 7

  • The Dwarves Patch Targets Performance

    A patch that went live yesterday in The Dwarves took aim at some of the performance issues, which brought the game's score down a notch in our site review. Here's the, er, short list, of fixes.

    Posted 6 years ago by Kelly Packard 1

  • Sniper Elite 4 Takes Aim At Hitler In Latest Trailer

    Rebellion have continued the tradition of killing Hitler in Sniper Elite with the announcement of the Target: Fuhrer pre-order mission for Sniper Elite 4. If there's one person most would never tire of killing, it's probably him.

    Posted 6 years ago by Andy Mills 19

  • Four Trailers And A Beta Announcement For For Honor

    Ubisoft have divulged plenty about their upcoming hack-and-slash For Honor. As well as four new trailers for the game, there is also the announcement of a beta that will be available early next year.

    Posted 6 years ago by Andy Mills 8

  • Two More Characters Revealed For Tekken 7

    Bandai Namco have announced two more characters for the latest game in the Tekken franchise, Tekken 7. You might have to grin and bear it as the two characters are both of the ursine kind - Kuma and Panda.

    Posted 6 years ago by Andy Mills 6

  • Pit People Heads To Game Preview In January

    The Behemoth, most known for Castle Crashers and BattleBlock Theater, have announced that their upcoming game Pit People will be heading to Xbox's Game Preview program in January.

    Posted 6 years ago by Andy Mills 9

  • Six Titles Heading To Backwards Compatibility Today

    A good week for the backwards compatibility program gets even better as six titles includes the likes of Bully: Scholarship Edition and Catherine join the Bioshock trilogy as playable on Xbox One this week.

    Posted 6 years ago by Andy Mills 128

  • Tennis in the Face Review

    10tons is bringing yet another destructive puzzler to home consoles after enjoying success on smart phones. If you've played Baseball Riot then you'll be on familiar ground, but does Tennis in the Face offer anything special?

    Posted 6 years ago by Sam Quirke 8

  • Redeem Lost Odyssey Free for a Limited Time on Xbox Live

    Redeem Lost Odyssey for free until the end of the year. Which also means that Lost Odyssey — and Blue Dragon — both multi-disc games that used to be unavailable in digital formats, are now available on the Marketplace!

    Posted 6 years ago by Kelly Packard 115

  • Dishonored 2's First Patch Adds New Game Plus

    Last month's Dishonored 2 is receiving its first update. It adds the New Game Plus mode, and will be followed up with another update next month that will add the Mission Select and Custom Difficulty Settings features.

    Posted 6 years ago by Kelly Packard 13

  • Valkyria Revolution Comes to the West and Xbox One

    If you pay attention to the Japanese game market, you probably knew about a little title called Valkyria Azure Revolution, another entry in the popular Valkyria series of games, which are military-themed turn-based RPGs.

    Posted 6 years ago by Kelly Packard 63

  • The Great TrueAchievement Score Challenge 2017

    Another year gives us the chance for another run of the Great TrueAchievement Score Challenge. Before we look at the tweaks for the 2017 run, we'd like to acknowledge the winners of the 2016 event.

    Posted 6 years ago 51

  • Batman - The Telltale Series Episode Five Review

    The season finale of Telltale's first foray into seedy Gotham City has arrived and the closing episode neatly represents all that the studio got right and wrong with Batman over the past five months.

    Posted 6 years ago by Mark Delaney 9

  • Neverwinter Maintenance Patch Notes Released

    A small list of fixes for maintenance carried out over the past couple of days for Neverwinter has been released. The list includes fixes for "Storm King's Thunder", Items and Economy, and the User Interface.

    Posted 6 years ago by Ashley Woodcock 7

  • Rocksmith 2014 Edition Goes Acoustic With Latest Patch

    Ever wished you could play Rocksmith 2014 Edition unplugged? Ubisoft has patched the game adding microphone input for acoustic guitars along with Endless Replay Mode in Guitarcade and Disconnected Mode.

    Posted 6 years ago by Lucy Wood 4

  • The War Within Begins in Warframe

    "The War Within" Title Update is the biggest update of the year for Warframe and brings a whole heap of new content as well as a single achievement. Details, screens and a video await those yet to check out the new goodness.

    Posted 6 years ago by Ashley Woodcock 1

  • The Little Acre Review

    Over the last couple of months, plenty of Adventure titles have been released. The Little Acre needs something special to make it stand out from the bunch but has it managed to do this?

    Posted 6 years ago by Rebecca Smith 12

  • Overwatch's Winter Wonderland is Live in Patch 2.01

    The latest patch brings the holiday event, but it also brings some other interesting bits. Symmetra has received a full rework and there's new achievements to be had!

    Posted 6 years ago by Kevin Tavore 19

  • TGN First Impression: Her Majesty's SPIFFING

    If you're American, you likely are very confused by the game's title. I know I was. But hey, if you get past that there's a delightful point and click adventure just waiting to be played. Is it worth your time?

    Posted 6 years ago by Kevin Tavore 4

  • TGN First Impression: Sky Force Anniversary

    Originally launched on mobile and followed up with many console releases, Sky Force Anniversary is a shmup that has finally made its way over to Xbox One.

    Posted 6 years ago by Kevin Tavore 7

  • TA Competition: The Little Acre

    The Little Acre from Pewter Game Studios and Curve Digital released today as part of the ID@Xbox program, and we've got two Xbox One download codes up for grabs!

    Posted 6 years ago by Dave Horobin 838

  • The BioShock Trilogy is Now Backwards Compatible

    Just about an hour ago, the head of Xbox Games himself, Mr. Aaron Greenberg, announced the addition of the BioShock trilogy to the backwards compatibility program -- that's BioShock, BioShock 2 and BioShock Infinite.

    Posted 6 years ago by Kelly Packard 113

  • XBL Sale Roundup: December 13th, 2016

    This week's Deals with Gold is a bit of mixed bag of titles, though there's a focus on the TMNT, Transformers and Spider-Man franchises. Star Wars Battlefront DLC also gets discounts for EA Access members.

    Posted 6 years ago by Chewie 57

  • SMITE Patch 3.23: Wings of Victory Arrives

    SMITE patch 3.23 went live on consoles early this morning. The new goddess, Nike, was one focus of the patch. All eyes were also upon Anubis and the addition of the Limited Tier 5 Skin for The Odyssey event.

    Posted 6 years ago by Kelly Packard 4

  • Energy Cycle Review

    Games come in all shapes and sizes nowadays and gamers have seen all sorts on their consoles, both good and bad. Energy Cycle is one such title that may have us questioning why some of these games even exist.

    Posted 6 years ago by Marc Hollinshead 56

  • Retail Releases: Week of December 12th, 2016

    Step up to the crease this week as the latest cricket simulation arrives in two regions. However, no new releases are anticipated in North America.

    Posted 6 years ago by Keith Gray 8

  • TA Twitch Recap For Week Commencing Dec 5th

    Last week, we streamed four ID@Xbox games over on our Official Twitch channel, playing the first hours of each title (for the games that lasted that long), and sharing our early impressions of the games.

    Posted 6 years ago by Dave Horobin 5

  • TrueAchievements Games of the Year 2016 - Part One

    Earlier today we opened up the voting for this year's TrueAchievements Game of the Year, and we thought we'd try to help with your decision making by sharing the highest scoring games from this year's official site reviews.

    Posted 6 years ago by Dave Horobin 25

  • Winners: Her Majesty's SPIFFING and Energy Cycle

    Last week we gave you the chance to win an Xbox One download code for Her Majesty's SPIFFING, as well as an additional contest for Pro Account holders to win a code for Energy Cycle.

    Posted 6 years ago by Dave Horobin 11

  • TrueAchievements Game of the Year Awards

    12 months ago Fallout 4 rose above over 300 games to be named the TrueAchievements GotY, but which game will take the title in this years awards? The choice is the TrueAchievements Game of the Year 2016 is yours.

    Posted 6 years ago by Cee Jay 111

  • Sea of Solitude Announced

    The loneliest of all seas is the Sea of Solitude. That's what this game is about. It's coming to consoles as part of EA's new EA Originals program.

    Posted 6 years ago by Kevin Tavore 15

  • The Walking Dead - A New Frontier's Official Launch Trailer

    At the Video Game Awards, we learned that the third installment of Telltale's The Walking Dead series would air as a two-part premiere. Following on the heels of this, Telltale has released the official launch trailer.

    Posted 6 years ago by Kelly Packard 15

  • Westerado: Double Barreled Review

    Do you like westerns? How about retro-styled games? Do you like role-playing in games that adapt to your behavior? If you're interested in any of that, you'll want to check out Westerado, a deceptively clever indie.

    Posted 6 years ago by Mark Delaney 36

  • South Park: The Fractured But Whole Trailer Reveals a Conspiracy

    Before its delay, South Park: The Fractured But Whole was supposed to arrive on December 6th. To make us all feel a bit better about this, Ubisoft released a new trailer centered around Cartman and his superhero alter-ego.

    Posted 6 years ago by Kelly Packard 30

  • Boom Ball 2 for Kinect Priced and Dated

    Boom Ball 2 for Kinect, which was announced just over a week ago, has been release dated for later this month at the bargain price of US$9.99. Tis the season to throw balls and smash cubes!

    Posted 6 years ago by Kelly Packard 11

  • Rock Band 4's Online Play is Coming Soon

    A staple of Rock Band has always been rocking out with your friends. Luckily, it's almost here. To make the delay up to us, there's 12 free tracks!

    Posted 6 years ago by Kevin Tavore 31

  • We Happy Few Releases The Clockwork Update

    While it might be hard to believe, Compulsion Games' We Happy Few has already been awaiting a full release from Xbox's Game Preview Program since July. Another large content update became available this week.

    Posted 6 years ago by Kelly Packard 6

  • Book of Demons Character Reveal - Meet the Mage

    Developer Thing Trunk has revealed the second character class for their upcoming card collecting RPG Book of Demons, a Mage for players who would rather set fire to a paper dungeon than hack and slash their way through it.

    Posted 6 years ago by Lucy Wood 3

  • Most Played Games on TrueAchievements 2016 - Part One

    The end of the year is upon us, and looking back on 2016's games reveals a mix of new IP, huge sequels, quality ID titles, and plenty more remasters. What did you play over the course of the calendar year?

    Posted 6 years ago by Mark Delaney 65

  • Shadow Warrior 2 Screens

    Console gamers continue to wait for Shadow Warrior 2, which was released on PC in October. In the meantime anyone in need of a little Lo Wang can enjoy this selection of new screenshots for the upcoming game.

    Posted 6 years ago by Lucy Wood 9

  • Final Fantasy XV Review

    "A Final Fantasy for fans and newcomers alike" they say. No one can deny that this a Final Fantasy unlike any other, but has an illustrious franchise captured the essence of what makes modern RPGs so beloved?

    Posted 6 years ago by Kevin Tavore 109

  • TGN First Impression: Wand Wars

    The world is full of couch co-op multiplayer games. Sometimes, it's hard to keep track. So you may not know what Wand Wars is, but Josh is here today to tell you why this just might be worth adding to your party.

    Posted 6 years ago by Kevin Tavore 5

  • Battlefield 1's First Free Map Previewed

    If you're sick of Battlefield 1's launch maps already, there's great news — a new free map will be available later this month. Meet Giant's Shadow, featuring early access for premium members and a new weapon.

    Posted 6 years ago by Kelly Packard 16

  • Sea of Thieves Alpha Announced

    We've been hearing about Sea of Thieves for a long time, now the announcement of an alpha phase has brought the chance to possibly be able to play it. Just make sure you're signed up with the Sea of Thieves insider program.

    Posted 6 years ago by Kelly Packard 17

  • Enjoy Over 10 Minutes Of Resident Evil 7 Gameplay

    Over the course of three videos, Capcom provide over 10 minutes of gameplay footage from the upcoming Resident Evil 7. Across the three videos, player character Ethan deals with the Baker Family both directly and indirectly.

    Posted 6 years ago by Andy Mills 17

  • Destiny: Rise of Iron - The Dawning Event Announced

    The Dawning is a three week event heading to Destiny: Rise of Iron next week, where players will be able to race against each other in the Sparrow Racing League again, complete new quests, and a whole lot more.

    Posted 6 years ago by Ashley Woodcock 11

  • TA Competition: Her Majesty's SPIFFING

    Her Majesty's SPIFFING released yesterday on the Xbox One as part of the ID@Xbox program, and we've got a download code for the game up for grabs.

    Posted 6 years ago by Dave Horobin 1077

  • Dance Central 3 Achievement Reminder

    Got an Xbox 360? Got a Kinect? Got Dance Central 3? Don't have the Go Shorty achievement? Great then, because there are three December opportunities approaching to knock this one out.

    Posted 6 years ago by Kelly Packard 1

  • The Escapists Gets More Free Festive Content

    Last year, The Escapists celebrated its success - and the holiday season - with the free "Santa's Sweatshop" update. They're at it again, offering us "Jingle Cells" while we wait for a full sequel in 2017.

    Posted 6 years ago by Sam Quirke 8

  • Conan Exiles Stream Reveals Early Gameplay

    Conan Exiles is heading to Game Preview, but before that you can check out an early build in a developer stream. You'll get to see some character customisation and desert walking... but no sound...

    Posted 6 years ago by Sam Quirke 5

  • HITMAN to Receive Free Holiday Content

    Happy Holidays from... Agent 47? How nice, who knew he was such a festive guy? HITMAN will be receiving a free holiday-themed mission next week. Open presents, put on the famous fat guy's suit and stop some thieves!

    Posted 6 years ago by Kelly Packard 11

  • Silence Review

    The dictionary definition of silence is the "absence of any sound or noise." In Daedalic's Silence, it's the name of a fantasy world where everything and everyone are not as they seem.

    Posted 6 years ago by Kelly Packard 21

  • Mark McMorris Infinite Air Releases Its Second Patch

    Following on rather sharply from the first, another patch has gone live with a slightly longer list of fixes that aim to improve tutorials, videos, gameplay, and more in Mark McMorris Infinite Air.

    Posted 6 years ago by Ashley Woodcock 4

  • Ghost Recon Wildlands Beta Now Taking Sign-ups

    Wildlands was Ubisoft's seemingly annual E3 surprise a few years ago and, since then, many have waited to get their hands on the game. An upcoming beta is now open for registration, giving you the chance to do just that.

    Posted 6 years ago by Mark Delaney 23

  • ReCore Highlights Your Next Bot Companion In New Trailer

    ReCore released in September to mixed reviews, and some cited a missing fifth robot that was seemingly pulled from the game for unknown reasons. Whatever those reasons were, the fifth robot is now on its way.

    Posted 6 years ago by Mark Delaney 20

  • Hitchhiker Reveals Character Personalities

    One of the key features of the gameplay is that each of the ten hitchhikers has their own personality. Today, we have details on each of the ten hitchhikers as whom you will be playing. Who will be your favourite?

    Posted 6 years ago by Rebecca Smith 4

  • The Elder Scrolls Online's Homestead Update Previewed

    There's no place like home — even in an MMO. Soon, every player in The Elder Scrolls Online will be able to have his or her own place to relax and unwind by the fire, via the upcoming free "Homestead" update.

    Posted 6 years ago by Kelly Packard 7

  • Tenebrae – Twilight of the Gods Enemy Concept Art

    A selection of enemy concept art has been released for upcoming Metroidvania RPG Tenebrae – Twilight of the Gods, currently in development as part of the ID@Xbox programme.

    Posted 6 years ago by Lucy Wood 0

  • Overwatch Winter Event Coming December 13th

    Overwatch is bringing holiday cheer in the form of a new event on December 13th. What's included? Achievements? You'll have to ask Santa because we don't know!

    Posted 6 years ago by Kevin Tavore 38

  • Winners: Furi

    Our latest competition to win an Xbox One download code for Furi ended a couple of days ago, and it is now time to see who are two lucky winners are.

    Posted 6 years ago by Dave Horobin 8

  • The Dwarves Review

    When it comes to high fantasy, Dwarves are one of the most well-known species, yet they are often relegated to smaller roles behind their human and elven counterparts. How do they fare in the limelight?

    Posted 6 years ago by Lexley Ford 5

  • XBL Sale Roundup: December 6th, 2016

    Like last week (apart from that unexpected Game Award sale) things are a quieter affair on this week's Deals with Gold. We get a handful of smaller titles on each console, along with discounts on The Wolf Among Us.

    Posted 6 years ago by Chewie 66

  • Worms W.M.D. Receives Free Content in New Update

    August's Worms W.M.D. will be receiving new content in the form of the free "Liberation" update. The military-themed update, which will be arriving this week featuring five new levels and more.

    Posted 6 years ago by Kelly Packard 3

  • New DLC Coming for Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide

    Slaying hordes of Skaven is fun anywhere, it's true. But wouldn't you rather do it in a winter wonderland? Or how about an ancient Dwarven fortress deep in a mountain? With a pickaxe?

    Posted 6 years ago by Kevin Tavore 14

  • Shoppe Keep Announced for Xbox One

    While they may not be the focal point of most video games, behind every great protagonist is a great shopkeeper. Don't let your dreams be dreams... in Shoppe Keep, be the person who sells the other person neat stuff!

    Posted 6 years ago by Kelly Packard 10

  • Retail Releases: Week of December 5th, 2016

    The newest instalment in the Dead Rising franchise comes to Xbox One alongside another title in the relative lull that is to be expected in this part of the holiday season.

    Posted 6 years ago by Keith Gray 9

  • Xbox One UK Retail Chart - Forza Horizon 3 Races Into Top Spot

    This week's chart sees Playground Games' Forza Horizon 3 race to the top of the pile after once again seeing large retailer discounts, overtaking last week's first and second-placed FIFA 17 and Infinite Warfare.

    Posted 6 years ago by Dave Horobin 10

  • TA Twitch Schedule - Week Commencing Dec 5th

    If you fancy taking a look at this week's upcoming ID@Xbox games with a chance to win yourself a code, here are the details of when you can tune in.

    Posted 6 years ago by Dave Horobin 1

  • Dead Rising 4 Achievements Revealed

    Merry Christmas from Willamette, Colorado! Capcom's other zombie series has made a name for itself thanks to its colorful, inarguably goofy tone and even wackier weaponry.

    Posted 6 years ago by Mark Delaney 63

  • Natsuki Chronicle Delayed for the Third Time

    Qute Corporation's upcoming shoot 'em up, Natsuki Chronicle, has been hit with its third delay. The sad news comes alongside a new gameplay trailer that gives us a very short look at the challenges to come.

    Posted 6 years ago by Ashley Woodcock 8

  • TGN First Impression: The Little Acre

    Does The Little Acre have what it takes to stand up against the big adventure games? Does its beautiful art, lovely music, and charismatic protagonists have what it takes to earn a spot in your collection?

    Posted 6 years ago by Kevin Tavore 3

  • Enigmatis 2: The Mists of Ravenwood Review

    Bucking the curse of the middle episode, Enigmatis 2: The Mists of Ravenwood offers another solid storyline with plenty of supernatural tendencies, setting the scene nicely for the final part of the trilogy.

    Posted 6 years ago by Rebecca Smith 15

  • TA Community Interview - rafaelgrn

    This week's interviewee has made a name for himself as one of the greatest Gamerscore competitors in the world. His goal is to be among the best, and I'm not sure we can say he's not!

    Posted 6 years ago by Kevin Tavore 32

  • TGN First Impression: Final Fantasy XV

    It's been a long time since Final Fantasy XV was initially unveiled as a spin-off to XIII a full decade ago. With XIII's mixed reception, fans have been demanding a top-tier experience from this sequel.

    Posted 6 years ago by Kevin Tavore 40

  • The Surge Reveal Three New Mini-Bosses

    New trio of screenshots reveal new mini-bosses which are looking bigger and tougher with each set of reveal images. This could be a tough game to beat.

    Posted 6 years ago by Andrew Ogley 1

  • Resident Evil 7 New Screenshots Released

    Screenshots reveal the stunning level of detail and gorgeous imagery for the new title but also remind us of the horrors that lie in waiting in the mansion.

    Posted 6 years ago by Andrew Ogley 21

  • 8DAYS Will Be Coming To The Xbox One Early Next Year

    Another successful Steam title will be making its way to the Xbox One early next year as developer Santa Clara Games and publisher BadLand confirm twin-stick shooter 8DAYS will be coming to consoles.

    Posted 6 years ago by Ashley Woodcock 4

  • Furi Review

    Picture that one boss through which you desperately parried and dodged, only to be wiped out by an insane attack that defied your reflexes. Furi takes that heart-hammering frustration and makes a whole game out of it.

    Posted 6 years ago by Sam Quirke 7

  • We Deserve Better

    The Game Awards was broadcast live across several platforms on Thursday night. If you missed it, consider yourself fortunate. The show was as bad as ever, and as gamers we deserve better. When will we see improvement?

    Posted 6 years ago by Mark Delaney 103

  • Weekend Conversation: Like That Game? Watch This Movie!

    Games are great, but sometimes the interactivity of them may not be what we're looking for. If you're scrolling the dozens of apps on Xbox looking for a movie in place of a game, we recommend you start here.

    Posted 6 years ago by Mark Delaney 26

  • Torment: Tides of Numenera Reveals The Jack Class

    The newly revealed Jack Class is the third class to be revealed in Torment: Tides of Numenera. Jack will have a wide variety of skills and tricks up their sleeve truly making them the jack of all trades.

    Posted 6 years ago by Ashley Woodcock 2

  • Awesomenauts Assemble! Update Adds New Character

    Awesomenauts Assemble! introduces a new character, Ix the Interloper, in their most recent update that also brings a huge host of fixes, changes, and improvements.

    Posted 6 years ago by Ashley Woodcock 2

  • TA Competition: Furi

    Earlier today we announced that we're teaming up with ID@Xbox to bring you the latest news, reviews, live streams and video content for games releasing through the program, as well being able to give away more codes than ever!

    Posted 6 years ago by Dave Horobin 651

  • ARK: Survival Evolved Adds Achievements and More in Next Patch

    Developer Studio Wildcard adds a lot of content to ARK: Survival Evolved. There is one update that users of this site will be particularly excited about -- the addition of achievements, which will be instated later this month.

    Posted 6 years ago by Kelly Packard 33

  • HITMAN's 15th Elusive Target Arrives

    While this week's HITMAN Elusive Target might look like a sweet little old lady, she's apparently murdered "dozens," so feel no remorse when you're pulling that trigger. She'll be available for a full week starting today.

    Posted 6 years ago by Kelly Packard 1

  • Dishonored 2 Review

    The Dishonored series presents a delicious and diabolical opportunity for those who struggle with their inner nature. So the question becomes, "What kind of player are you?"

    Posted 6 years ago by Jonathan Barnes 33

  • Mass Effect: Andromeda Gameplay Trailer Unveiled

    One of the highlights of The Video Game Awards that aired last night from Los Angeles was our first substantial look at gameplay from the eagerly anticipated Mass Effect: Andromeda.

    Posted 6 years ago by Ben Terrett 43

  • Prey Unleashes A New Gameplay Demo At The Game Awards

    Following closely behind their critical darling Dishonored 2, the team at Arkane Studios have shown off some new gameplay from the floor of The Game Awards. Listen carefully. The new footage is calling Yu.

    Posted 6 years ago by Mark Delaney 6

  • The Game Awards Winners List

    Another year has come to an end, so it's time to reflect on all that we played and experienced throughout 2016. Check out the winners from The Game Awards. Did your favorites take home any trophies?

    Posted 6 years ago by Mark Delaney 95

  • Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition Announced

    Do you remember Bulletstorm's Waggleton P. Tallylicker? I remember Waggleton P. Tallylicker. Though he may never have gotten the funeral he deserved, we can now relive all of his glory in an upcoming remastered version.

    Posted 6 years ago by Kelly Packard 55

  • New Rocket League Arena Coming Next Week

    No longer content with the boundaries of the atmosphere, Rocket League's next arena is set on a space installation that closely resembles a Halo ring. The arena will be available next week and is free to download.

    Posted 6 years ago by Marc Caccamise 31

  • Steep Achievements Revealed

    What better way to get into the festive spirit than wing-suiting face-first into a massive snow bank? Steep is Ubisoft's latest grand open world with a snow sports twist and the achievements have arrived.

    Posted 6 years ago by Sam Quirke 6

  • SMITE Party Up Weekend Brings Double Worshipers, XP and Favor

    If your holiday wishlist or New Year's Resolutions includes completing the game SMITE, this Party Up Weekend should help start your December off right. Earn double worshipers, favor and XP while playing in a party.

    Posted 6 years ago by Kelly Packard 5

  • Gears of War 4 Debuts New December Maps and Update

    Out with the old, in with new! Since today is the first of December, and the second month of Gears of War 4's new cycling map rotation, he Coalition has revealed two new maps joining the battlegrounds next week.

    Posted 6 years ago by Kelly Packard 47

  • Latest Short Haul Talks About Sea Of Thieves' Outposts

    Rare have released the eighth episode of Short Haul, the shorter video series the developer created for Sea Of Thieves. In this episode, we hear from how the game's outposts will be created.

    Posted 6 years ago by Andy Mills 1

  • A Few More Styx: Shards Of Darkness Screenshots

    It's been nearly six months since we have seen or heard anything about Styx: Shards Of Darkness. For a brief moment however, the goblin has stepped out of the shadows to be seen in these new screenshots for the game.

    Posted 6 years ago by Andy Mills 7

  • Rainbow Six Siege Year Two Pass and Bundles Detailed

    As we learned earlier this month, Ubisoft has committed themselves to another year of support for their 2015 shooter Rainbow Six Siege. They've detailed the Year Two Pass and content alongside some new bundles.

    Posted 6 years ago by Kelly Packard 22