7 Great Games on Xbox Game Pass with Easy Achievements

Last month the GW&CO crew participated in the first-ever GW&CO Hunt, a friendly competition within the team where we tried to see who could get the most amount of achievements/trophies in 4 weeks. During this time we learned a lot of valuable lessons when it comes to achievement hunting. Like the fact that Halo: Master Chief Collection has an absurd amount of achievements, that you cannot 100% Gears of War: Ultimate Edtion because no one plays the multiplayer anymore, and that some games on Xbox Game Pass have ridiculously easy achievements. So we decided to break up our valuable lessons into a few articles for your achievement hunting pleasure. This week we will go over some of the best games on Xbox Game Pass that you can complete in under 10 hours, and in the coming weeks, we will have a list of games that are even shorter, but ones you'll need guides to finish. With that said, here's our list of 7 games, in no particular order, that you can download right now on Xbox Game Pass for some easy achievements.

Hellblade: Senua's SacrificeHellblade: Senua's Sacrifice is a critically-acclaimed dark fantasy game from Ninja Theory, the developers of Heavenly Sword and Enslaved: Odyssey to the West. It tells the story of a Pict warrior who is on a journey to save her lover's soul from the goddess Hela. At first glance, it's easy to just brush the game off as another third-person action-adventure, but Senua's Sacrifice is a very personal tale. It uses its Norse and Celtic inspirations as a way to bring up deeper themes involving psychosis and mental illness. And this is all carried through by an incredible performance from Melina Juergens as Senua. The game has no HUD, never cuts away to a loading screen, and uses its fantastic sound design to guide the player, making it easy to get immersed in the world without very many distractions. While Senua's Sacrifice was developed independently, its amazing production quality can go head-to-head with the best AAA games out there, which is part of the reason Ninja Theory calls Senua's Sacrifice an "independent AAA' game. As for the achievements, you'll pick up most of them as you play through the game's story but there are collectibles in the form of Lorestones, which you can get to using this video guide. The sequel to Senua's Sacrifice, titled Senua's Saga, has been announced but since there isn't a release date yet there's still plenty of time to play the game and get ready.

TacomaTacoma is a 2017 first-person science fiction game from Fullbright, the developers of Gone Home. Much like Gone Home, Tacoma's story is discovered through exploration and how much you get from the game depends entirely on how much you are willing to put into understanding the incidents that transpired on the abandoned space station. Tacoma is quite slow but where the game really shines is in its visuals and presentation, which is arguably the most important part of a game where a player's main task is to explore. Tacoma didn't make as many waves as Fullbright's first game, but at under 3 hours in length its not much of an investment to Game Pass subscribers. Click here to watch a video guide to help complete the game.

Blair Witch | While Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice can be intense, Blair Witch takes this list into full horror territory. This video game spinoff of the Blair Witch film franchise is developed by Bloober Team, the creators of the Layers of Fear series. Fans of the first-person horror genre may recognize that Blair Witch's presentation and setup is similar to that of Outlast and Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, and although the game isn't quite as polished, it still offers an intense horror experience that many games have promised yet few have delivered on. Blair Witch manages to capture the psychological horror that the characters in the 1999 film felt and it is further proof that video game adaptations of movies are much better than the reverse. Click here to go to a 100% walkthrough playlist for Blair Witch.

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier | Telltale's The Walking Dead series has had its fair share of highs and lows but Season 3: A New Frontier, is certainly one of the highs. A New Frontier sticks with the episodic structure popularized by Telltale Games and tells the story of former professional baseball player Javier Garcia and his group. If you really want to enjoy everything this game has to offer then you should play it only after you've played the first two seasons. And the last season is also out now so the series is ripe for your bingeing pleasure. However, if you just want some easy achievements you can get all of them simply by finishing the game.

What Remains of Edith Finch | Winner of the BAFTA Game Award for Best Game and The Game Award for Best Narrative, What Remains of Edith Finch is not for everyone. It's a game often described as a walking simulator due to the fact that similar to Tacoma, the game's main gameplay loop is walking around and interacting with objects in order to piece together the story. This will invariably test the patience of a more than a handful of gamers, but don't let that stop you from experiencing this short but potent game. What developer Giant Sparrow has accomplished here is an intriguing blend of various storytelling elements found in books and movies but expertly executed in video game form. Due to how short the game is, What Remains of Edith Finch is worth playing on your own for the first time before going back to clean up the achievements with a guide.

Untitled Goose Game | After all the dark and serious games we've had on the list, our last two games are ones you can unwind with after a long day. Starting with House House's Untitled Goose Game. Unless you're new to the internet, chances are you've probably heard about this game when it blew up in popularity following its late 2019 release. Untitled Goose Game is pretty straight forward, you play as a silly goose whose sole purpose is to create chaos. You can mess around and have fun, which is highly encouraged, or you can focus on the tasks the game gives you to ensure you get all the achievements. Click here to see a video guide.

The Gardens BetweenThe Gardens Between doesn't boast much of a story either. Instead, the game consists of a series of imaginative puzzles that act as complex dioramas of the memories that the two protagonists share. As in every other puzzle game, the levels start off relatively easy and get more and more difficult as you progress. I absolutely recommend trying to play through the game yourself without any guides because I found the game engaging yet relaxing. There are secret achievements at the end of each of the worlds but they are very simple and easy to unlock if you miss. If you find yourself stuck at any point though, click here to watch the 100% walkthrough by Maka91 Productions.

And there it is, 7 games on Xbox Game Pass that not only have easy achievements but are also worth playing. Being avid achievement hunters, we will no doubt make a followup list after a few months, once the Game Pass list has been sufficiently shuffled with the addition and subtraction of games. Until then, we hope you enjoy these games. Already played these or looking for something different? Check out our list of 7 More Games on Xbox Game Pass with Easy Achievements, our list of 7 Great Game Pass Games to get Immersed In and, if you're in the mood for something scary, our list of 7 Games on Xbox Game Pass that you can play this October

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