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xbox achievementsEveryone loves feeling a true sense of accomplishment. There is nothing better than knowing you worked hard and made something good happen. That is exactly why Microsoft added achievements to their games so long ago. Having arbitrary points do not actually do anything other than serve as a reason to continue onward in a game, as ridiculous as that sounds. They let everyone else know that you did something in a game that is special.

However, when the Xbox 360 first launched, game developers didn’t really have an understanding of achievements, so they just kind of threw them in as an afterthought. For gamers, this means there are some games out there with incredibly easy to earn points. If you care about your achievements being hard-earned, then frankly, this isn’t the list for you, but if you are looking for some games with ridiculously easy points to win, then check out these out.

Eragon

Eragon is kind of the exception in the case of many of these games because it has many achievements, 37 to be exact. Most of the games have just a couple of high point achievements, but don’t let the quantity of achievements discourage you, because they are obscenely easy.

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All but one of the Xbox achievements are earned simply by completing the game on the hard difficulty setting. Don’t be fooled, “hard” is not hard at all. Since the game is a movie-based game the developers were trying to make it accessible for everyone and did not try to add much of a challenge. The last achievement is finding a whopping 18 hidden eggs throughout the game. They are certainly not that well hidden as finding them is not challenging. Even if for some reason you just cannot find those eggs, the game will still net an easy 900 points.

King Kong

This is another game where all you have to do is beat the game, and you will earn all the achievements. It’s not a very long game either, so earning your 1,000 points here will not take a lot of time.

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To make it even easier, you can enter the level unlock cheat code and unlock all but one of the achievements without doing any real legwork. Simply enter KKst0ry at the cheat screen and you will earn all but the last achievement.

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If you want to earn the last achievement, which is for beating the game, then you have to play through every level. This means no level unlock cheats. You must play all the way through every mission, and watch the last cinematic.

NBA 2K6

This one is so easy it almost feels illegal. It is only five achievements, and it is completely plausible that you could earn all of them in one game of basketball.

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All you need to do is set the AI on easy, and destroy them, and everything will fall into place for the achievements automatically. All you have to pay attention to is making sure one player gets 50 points and a triple double (a triple double is at least 10 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds in a single game). The team achievements will fall into place naturally as long as you crush the other team.

Madden 06

The older sports games really seemed to bring the easy Xbox achievements, and this one is no exception. Madden 06 easy achievements will occur automatically as you play football. You will have to play in some of the various modes to get all the achievements, but none of them are hard to earn.

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This game also features the largest individual achievement I have ever seen. If you play 30 years in franchise mode, you will get a massive 400 point achievement. This sounds hard, but fortunately, you can just simulate all of the games quickly and get your giant achievement.

Conclusion

So there you have it, 4,000 easy achievement points to help make your gamer score a little more respectable. Just don’t tell your friends how easy these achievements were, or they may respect you a little less. Keep in mind, you can get any of these games for incredibly cheap prices at the moment, so “earning” these points will not break the bank.

What are some games you found to be incredibly easy for Xbox achievements? Let us know in the comments!

  1. YOUR HARD DRIVE
    January 1, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    im litteraly a achivment hunter check me out: YOUR HARD DRIVE

  2. Anonymous
    November 23, 2011 at 12:53 am

    The first game that I "thousand-pointed" was Assassin's Creed II. I had found all but about five achievements after the first playthrough, and basically all I had left was to go through and find the feathers.

  3. James Bruce
    November 17, 2011 at 11:44 am

    You could try playing BF3 with me a bit more Dave, then my awesomeness would rub off on you and you'd get achievements out the wazzoo!

    • Dave LeClair
      November 17, 2011 at 1:35 pm

      I think I have all the multiplayer achievements already, plus I'm sure I could take you to school anyway :)

  4. Austin Beatty
    November 16, 2011 at 12:30 am

    I haven't played it on Xbox, but I think all the achievements are the same: Burnout Paradise. It's a great game, and none of the acheiviments are particularly challenging. I have the platinum on my PS3, and my friend got the platinum too very quickly, and it should be real cheap now (it's on PSN store, might be on XBLA too, not sure) and it's still a lot of fun to play.

    • Dave LeClair
      November 17, 2011 at 1:35 pm

      Awesome, good tip!

  5. Robin Ashe
    November 15, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    So I guess you could borrow King Kong from someone and get a ton of achievements easily (why not?), but the question with Eragon would be... is the story any good?

    • Dave LeClair
      November 17, 2011 at 1:34 pm

      not really lol

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