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10 ID@Xbox Games Worth Getting Excited About in 2019

Last weekend, we previewed the first quarter of major video game releases. Today, we're focusing on some of the promising indie titles that you may have missed while saving up for the next AAA title.

Posted 6 days ago by Mark Delaney, 43 comments

Poll: What's Your Preferred Way to Spend 40 Gaming Hours?

This week, we're presenting you with a time-management question. Say you have 40 hours to dedicate to playing video games. How do you split up that time? One long game? A few shorter ones? Let us know in this week's poll!

Posted 7 days ago by Mark Delaney, 166 comments

The Biggest Video Games of 2019 - First Quarter

We just wrapped up an awesome year of games. We've reached that point in a generation where developers hit their stride and players reap amazing benefits for years. 2019 looks to continue that trend.

Posted 12 days ago by Mark Delaney, 77 comments

Buyer's Remorse: Making Good on that New Year's Backlog Resolution

“This year, it’ll be different.” That old adage is a mainstay for all of us in any number of ways every time the bell tolls for a new year. Wouldn't it be nice if it actually was?

Posted 13 days ago by Kevin Tavore, 134 comments

Poll: What's Your Most Anticipated January 2019 Video Game?

Happy new year TA! Our first poll of 2019 has arrived, and like we usually do at the start of a month, we're focusing on the next few weeks of releases and asking you which you're most excited to play.

Posted 13 days ago by Mark Delaney, 139 comments

The Best Games With Gold Games of 2018

This year, we’re handing out awards like it’s Halloween and candy instead of awards. What was the best? Was it a free to play game? Did anything win the ZHEROS Award? Welcome back to our weirdest award show.

Posted 19 days ago by Kevin Tavore, 69 comments

Top 20 Most Played Games of 2018 - Part Two

We're back with the reveal of our top ten most played games of the year. The top spot is likely obvious to anyone paying attention even a little this year, but what about the rest of the list? Find out with our exclusive stats.

Posted 20 days ago by Mark Delaney, 56 comments

Top 20 Most Played Games of 2018 - Part One

New Year's Day is nearly here, which means it's time to say goodbye to the past twelve months of video games and clean our slates for the busy 2019 ahead. Today we look back on some of the biggest games of 2018.

Posted 21 days ago by Mark Delaney, 80 comments

Top 5 Most Played DLC of 2018

We're back with another 2018 wrap-up story with all the usual numbers and stats this community so enjoys. Today we're looking at the most popular DLC of the year, according to player counts. What do you think made the top?

Posted 22 days ago by Mark Delaney, 47 comments

Top 10 Most Played ID@Xbox Games of 2018

With the new year just days away, we're counting down with some year-end features that look back on the 2018 that was. Today we look at the top ten most played new release ID@Xbox games.

Posted 23 days ago by Mark Delaney, 45 comments

Celebrating TrueAchievements' Community Milestones in 2018

We've heard from our community and we've compiled standout stats and we're ready to celebrate some of the unique accomplishments by members of our passionate players all across TA.

Posted 28 days ago by Mark Delaney, 97 comments

Stats Show Red Dead Redemption 2 Leaves Big Holiday Sequels in the Dust

We knew Red Dead Redemption 2 had a record-setting launch, but our stats reveal how the pop culture phenomenon left the rest of this season's new sequels in the dust with player counts lower than their predecessors.

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 66 comments

Destiny 2 Guide: Crafting All Recipes in The Dawning

Players are supposed to find the recipes for the majority of these treats through trial and error, but we've decided to save you some time.

Posted 1 month ago by Rebecca Smith, 9 comments

Who Would Make An Xbox Super Smash Bros. Roster?

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is out for Nintendo Switch today, and it marks the de facto end of major 2018 releases. This got us thinking, who would make an Xbox Smash Bros. game roster? We've come up with 20+ famous faces.

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 132 comments

Poll: What's Your Most Anticipated New Video Game for December 2018?

December is here, and with the end of 2018 fast approaching, we've still got a few more big video game releases to see before our calendars turn over. Which December new release are you most anticipating?

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 71 comments

Sea of Thieves Shrouded Spoils Guide - Earn 17 New Commendations

The fourth major content update for Sea of Thieves is out now, bringing new ways to fight, new ways to get rich and much more. Check out our guide for earning all 17 of the Shrouded Spoils commendations and 11 new titles.

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 8 comments

Stats Show Bethesda's Gamble with Fallout 76 is Failing

Fallout is a beloved franchise on this site and in the broader gaming community, but the latest game in the franchise, Fallout 76, is off to a terrible start. Our site statistics detail just how poor the launch has been.

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 194 comments

Poll: Which New Microsoft Studio Are You Most Excited About?

Happy Saturday TA! Apologies to those of you looking for a poll yesterday. My family and I celebrated Thanksgiving a day later than the rest of the US, which I guess means today is my Black Friday! Off to blow my savings!

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 91 comments

Stallion83 Hits Two Million Gamerscore

The world record holder for Gamerscore has just cleared a new milestone. Stallion83, who four years ago cleared 1 million Gamerscore has now surpassed 2 million. We sat down with him to discuss the massive achievement.

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 213 comments

Someone Has Finally Earned Every Sea of Thieves Achievement

Earlier this year, we presented analysis on Sea of Thieves becoming the longest grind in the history of Xbox's achievement system. After a few updates, someone has actually become the first person to complete the game.

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 181 comments

Battlefield V Beginner's Guide: 6 Tips for Surviving the Tides of War

Battlefield V has been in some players' rotation since almost two weeks ago, but today the title goes wide to all audiences. We've put in nearly 30 hours on the game. Here's what you need to know in order to win the war.

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 2 comments

Hitman 2 Beginner's Guide: 7 Tips for Silent Assassins

The first tip of any Hitman beginner's guide should be to not get a barcode tattooed on the back of your bald head, but as that isn't an option, we decided to offer some other pointers for those of you who will soon be Agent 47.

Posted 2 months ago by Mark Delaney, 13 comments

World of Final Fantasy Maxima Beginner's Guide

World of Final Fantasy Maxima is a spinoff that pays respect to the series while likely delighting some fans with its Pokemon-like design. Here are four tips we think are useful to anyone just starting out with the game.

Posted 2 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 33 comments

X018 Prediction Thread - What Do You Expect to See at Today's Show?

Today's the day. Microsoft's X0 conference returns after a multi-year hiatus with X018, a celebration of the brand and a look ahead at what to be excited about in the Xbox community. Come craft your pre-show theories with us.

Posted 2 months ago by Mark Delaney, 80 comments

Poll: Do You Want To See More Mass Effect Sequels?

N7 Day just passed, and for it, BioWare teased more Mass Effect is on the way. It's likely it'll be a long while as they have Anthem and possibly Dragon Age to handle first. But do you want an eventual Mass Effect sequel?

Posted 2 months ago by Mark Delaney, 93 comments

Ten Upcoming ID@Xbox Games You Shouldn't Miss

There are over 3,000 studios currently creating ID@Xbox games to be released in the future. It's almost impossible to cover them all, but here are ten of those games that we think will be worth your time.

Posted 2 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 16 comments

Poll: What's Your Early Opinion of Red Dead Redemption 2?

After all the hype and the stellar reviews, lots of players are reporting they don't like Red Dead Redemption 2 as much as they had hoped or were told they may. Let's take the TA pulse. What are your early thoughts?

Posted 2 months ago by Mark Delaney, 191 comments

7 Horror Series That Deserve Sequels (And 3 That Don't)

For our final piece of horror content for the spookiest season on the calendar, we're looking at the many series that deserve sequels -- and even a few that really don't. What horror game deserves a new game in your opinion?

Posted 3 months ago by Mark Delaney, 67 comments

Poll: What's Your Most Anticipated New Video Game Release for November 2018?

We've just about hit Halloween as I type this, which means the year is basically over. From here on out it'll be a mad dash of family get-togethers, holiday overeating, and Christmas shopping -- oh yeah, and yet more games!

Posted 3 months ago by Mark Delaney, 108 comments

Like That Horror Game? Watch This Horror Movie!

We're deep into the month of October now, which means more and more people are getting into the Halloween spirit. Here are 11 scary games and the movies you should check out if you liked playing them.

Posted 3 months ago by Mark Delaney, 68 comments

Poll: What's Your Opinion on Horror Games?

As you may have guessed, we aren't done yet covering more horror content. It's an annual tradition and it extends to this week's poll, which wonders, how many among us are too scared to play them?

Posted 3 months ago by Mark Delaney, 85 comments

Twin Mirror Interview Discusses the Darker Side of Dontnod

At EGX, we sat down with Twin Mirror's Art Director Pierre-Etienne Travers to discuss their upcoming title and how it differs from their most recent releases.

Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 8 comments

11-11 Memories Retold Interview Talks Bringing WW1 to Players in a Different Way

We managed to sit down with the game's Producer, George Rowe, and Art Director, Bram Ttwheam, to chat about the upcoming project, and especially the role of Aardman in its production.

Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 3 comments

Top Ten Scariest Games Available on Xbox One

It's mid-October! If you aren't playing horror games already, you're late to the party. Whether you're knee-deep in scares or creeping toward that first questionable house, here are the ten scariest games you can find on Xbox.

Posted 3 months ago by Mark Delaney, 81 comments

Six Video Games That Feel Like Autumn

Can you feel the season changing? Pumpkins line the neighborhood, brown and yellow leaves are piling up, and suddenly Oreos are orange. If you love the fall season, here are six video games to play to get you in the mood.

Posted 3 months ago by Mark Delaney, 46 comments

Poll: What's Your Most Anticipated New Video Game Release for October 2018?

Just days before Halloween, the biggest game of the year is due to finally arrive after fans have been clamoring for its release for years. It's finally here. Paw Patrol: On a Roll is upon us. Rejoice!

Posted 3 months ago by Mark Delaney, 119 comments

Five Co-op EGX 2018 Games You Might Have Missed

One of the good things about EGX is the number of games where multiple players can sit down on the same console and have a good time. This year was no exception.

Posted 4 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 10 comments

Poll: How Do You Play Episodic Games?

Telltale, the world's foremost episodic game studio, is essentially closed after laying off all but two dozen employees. This got us thinking about episodic games and how we play them. What's your playing habit?

Posted 4 months ago by Mark Delaney, 138 comments

The Dark Pictures Anthology Interview Talks Scaring Players

At EGX 2018, we managed to sit down with game director Tom Heaton to chat about Supermassive's upcoming horror anthology project, and especially the first game in the series, The Dark Pictures - Man Of Medan.

Posted 4 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 4 comments

Sea of Thieves Forsaken Shores Guide - Earn Commendations in The Devil's Roar

The third major content update for Sea of Thieves is out today and it introduces 15 new islands in what could be considered the game's higher difficulty area, The Devil's Roar. Row, row, row your boat to the Forsaken Shores.

Posted 4 months ago by Mark Delaney, 24 comments

Poll: What Percentage of Video Game Stories Are Actually Well Written?

TA is a community driven by single-player fans first and foremost, we've noticed over the years. But how often are those stories actually well told? Like we love to do around here, let's put some statistics to the subject.

Posted 4 months ago by Mark Delaney, 139 comments

Our Favorite Indie and Under the Radar Games at PAX West 2018

PAX West concluded earlier this week, and we were there to play a ton of upcoming titles. Among them were several indies and under the radar games we think you should be keeping an eye on. Here they are!

Posted 4 months ago by Mark Delaney, 41 comments

Poll: Have You Ever Bought a Console Just for One Game?

Many gamers have been talking about buying a PS4 just for the ability to play Spider-Man. Is a one-game console something you'd consider having? Have you done it before? Let u know in this week's poll!

Posted 4 months ago by Mark Delaney, 436 comments

Poll: Which September 2018 Release Are You Most Excited For?

This week's poll comes with the beginning of a new month, which once again means we're asking about your most exciting new release over the next 30 days. Tomb Raider? Destiny 2's Forsaken? PUBG 1.0? What'll it be?

Posted 5 months ago by Mark Delaney, 142 comments

ID@Xbox is Five Years Old This Week - Here Are The Best Games of Each Year

It's been five years since the first ID@Xbox title launched on Xbox One, and since then the program has seen hundreds of games come through the pipeline. Here are our favorites from each of those five years so far.

Posted 5 months ago by Mark Delaney, 52 comments

Poll: How Many New Releases Will You Play Between September and December?

September through December is the busiest part of the gaming calendar annually. This week, we're asking just how busy you'll be before the end of 2019. Waiting for sales or diving head-first? Sound off in this week's poll!

Posted 5 months ago by Mark Delaney, 186 comments

Going Green: Video Games Grappling with the Health of Our Planet

How many times have you saved the world in video games? Really try to put a number on it. Too many to count, right? A new genre of video games is asking us to save the world yet again, but this time it's our own world.

Posted 5 months ago by Mark Delaney, 166 comments

Poll: What's Your Most Anticipated New Game for August 2018?

August is sort of the unofficial kickoff to the upcoming swarm of big games we'll be getting for the rest of the year. This year it's no different with several high profile new games launching soon. Which is your favorite?

Posted 5 months ago by Mark Delaney, 100 comments

Poll Finds 13% of Players Avoid Games with "Odd" Gamerscore Values

If you're on site a lot, you'll notice every Friday we put out a poll and in the intro we'll recap the week prior's poll. We decided to change things a bit this week because results from last week's question were extra noteworthy.

Posted 5 months ago by Mark Delaney, 114 comments

Sea of Thieves Cursed Sails Guide - Solve the Mystery and Defeat Skeleton Ships

Cursed sails are on the horizon and we've got your step by step guide on how to defeat them. Along with that, we clue you in on how to solve the mystery of Wanda, Salty, and a plot comprised of greed and ill will.

Posted 5 months ago by Mark Delaney, 32 comments