13 Xbox Game Pass Games With Easy Achievements

Whether you’re wanting to grow your Gamerscore or rack up some Microsoft Rewards points, there are plenty of easy achievements to plunder via Xbox Game Pass games.

With over 400 games currently available via Xbox Game Pass, it’s only natural that some of them will have very easy achievements to obtain. Sure, you should be playing a game to enjoy its story and its gameplay. But sometimes, earning some achievements is good for the soul. It’s also helpful if you’re trying to rack up Microsoft Rewards points. Because you know what they say: points make prizes!

Thankfully, there are plenty of games with easy achievements on Xbox Game Pass, covering a wide range of genres. We’ve rounded up 13 of them here, with many of them giving up 1000G in a matter of hours. Enjoy boosting that Gamerscore!

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1. Firewatch

  • Time to 1000G: ~5 hours
  • No missable achievements

If you’re into story-driven adventures, you’ll absolutely love Firewatch. Set in the 1980s, you find yourself in the shoes of a man escaping from reality by spending his summer working as a lookout deep in the forest. With only his colleague, Delilah, to talk to via radio, it’s a pretty lonely place to be.

You’ll spend your time with the game conversing with Delilah and exploring the forest, uncovering mysteries and finding out more about yourself as you go. Achievement wise, you’ll unlock the majority by simply playing through the game. A handful of achievements are for fiddling with optional things, like meeting the local wildlife, but chances are you’ll do them naturally anyway.

Read our review of Firewatch

2. Gorogoa

  • Time to 1000G: 2-3 hours
  • 2 missable achievements

If you like puzzle games, they don’t get much better than Gorogoa. A game about arranging and interacting with images to create beautiful scenes, it’ll keep you engrossed throughout its running time. It’s only short – a couple of hours or less – but that bodes well for those of us looking for easy achievements on Xbox Game Pass.

Two achievements are missable here, and you’ll likely have to play through with a guide to get them all quickly (there’s an achievement for completing within 30 minutes). We’d recommend playing through the game to simply enjoy it first before jumping back in to mop up the last few achievements.

Read our review of Gorogoa

3. Lake


  • Time to 1000G: ~8 hours
  • All missable achievements

Every achievement can be missed in Lake, but don’t let that put you off playing. Essentially, none of them are tied to the story, and they’re all for doing extraneous activities. But look at the achievement list, and you’ll be pointed in the right direction. They’re likely all activities you’ll want to do, anyway, because this quaint story-driven life sim of sorts really gets its claws into you.

You’ll play as Meredith Weiss, a woman who’s returned to her sleepy home town after 20 years in a high-powered job in the city. She’s covering her dad’s job as a mailman, and so you’ll spend your time driving around, delivering letters and parcels. There’s a couple of different endings, so you’ll need to replay the last chapter three times to get each different outcome.

Read our review of Lake

4. Life is Strange: True Colors

Life is Strange: True Colors Switch

  • Time to 1000G: ~8 hours
  • No missable achievements

Life is Strange: True Colors is perhaps our favourite game of all the Life is Strange series. It tells the story of Alex Chen, a young woman who arrives in a picturesque mining town in Colorado. She has plans to start a new life – but things don’t quite go to plan. You’ll follow her journey as she makes new friends, deals with loss and uncovers a dark mystery that’s been plaguing the town for years.

In terms of trophies, you’ll need to do some side activities to get them all, but nothing is missable thanks to chapter select. And you’ll probably be glad of the opportunity to jump back in if you enjoy True Colors anywhere near as much as we did.

Read our review of Life is Strange: True Colors

5. Townscaper

  • Time to 1000G: Less than an hour
  • No missable achievements

Townscaper isn’t so much a game as it is a sandbox. You’ll create a town by placing a series of buildings and… that’s about it. You don’t need to worry about the people who live in your town; just how it looks. So go crazy by stacking buildings, making them as tall and as wonky as possible. It’s rather cathartic.

All the achievements are just for building certain things, and so you’ll whizz through the achievement list in no time. Townscaper has some of the easiest – and quickest – achievements on Xbox Game Pass.

6. Unpacking


  • Time to 1000G: 2-3 hours
  • No missable achievements

Ahh, we love Unpacking. This is one of the most relaxing games on Xbox Game Pass, and also one with some of the easiest achievements. You can 1000G the game in just a couple of hours. The only problem? It leaves little reason to come back, and you’ll be dying to go through it all again.

Unpacking is a game literally about unpacking boxes. You’ll follow a character through from childhood to adulthood, charting the moves they make from their childhood bedroom all the way up to their final family home. The items you uncover tell a story of their life, which is touching and wonderfully done – and the act of finding a home for everything is seriously enjoyable. You’ll get all the achievements for finishing the game and interacting with certain objects.

7. Donut County

Donut County

  • Time to 1000G: 2-3 hours
  • No missable achievements

A short but unbelievably sweet game about making things fall into holes (yes, really), Donut County is a lot of fun. You likely won’t have played anything like it before – its 2-3 hour runtime will keep you hooked as you explore this quirky town and, uh, make most of it disappear into a giant hole.

Better yet, it has some of the easiest achievements on Xbox Game Pass. You won’t get many of them for simply completing the game, mind. You’ll need to do specific actions. Thankfully, none of them are very obscure, and it’s likely you’ll do several of them anyway. With the help of a trophy guide, you’ll have got a full 1,000 points on Donut County in a matter of hours.

Read our review of Donut County

8. Tell Me Why

  • Time to 1000G: 10 hours
  • Some missable achievements, but can use chapter select

From Dontnod, the studio that developed Life is StrangeTell Me Why is a three-part episodic drama that follows twins Tyler and Alyson as they return to their home town for the first time since their childhood.

Like Life is Strange, this is a game about making choices, exploring your surroundings, and uncovering a story bit by bit. Aly and Tyler’s story is gripping; it’s an emotional rollercoaster that’ll have you glued to your seats for the entirety.

It’s also a game with easy achievements – and each episode has 500, meaning there’s a total of 1,500 points to grab here. Most you’ll unlock simply by playing through the game, though some achievements require you to make certain choices, or interact with certain items. Thankfully, once you’ve finished an episode you can access a chapter select menu to go back to specific sections and pick up any achievements you’ve missed.

Read our review of Tell Me Why

9. Costume Quest 2

  • Time to 1000G: ~5 hours
  • One missable achievement

An oldie, but a goodie. Ridiculously cute adventure game Costume Quest 2 isn’t only a lot of fun, it’s also one of the games on Xbox Game Pass with the easiest achievements. Most achievements you’ll unlock simply by playing through the game. Just make sure you always fight with Candy Corn in your party to get the ‘Hardcorn Mode’ achievement – that’s the only missable one in the game.

Costume Quest 2 is set at Halloween, that sees you play as a group of costume-wearing kids. Different costumes allow you to access different powers, and you’ll want to try out as many as you can. The goal? To thwart the evil Dr. Orel White, a dental hygiene-obsessed villain who wants to banish Halloween – and Halloween candy – for good. And we can’t have that, can we?

10. The Walking Dead: Michonne

  • Time to 1000G: 3-4 hours
  • No missable achievements

All Telltale games have easy achievements, but The Walking Dead: Michonne has perhaps the easiest. To get all 1,000 Gamerscore from The Walking Dead: Michonne, a standalone miniseries, all you have to do is simply play though it. Better yet, it’s rather short, and there’s nothing trying about it. It’s pretty much just an interactive movie, really.

Play The Walking Dead: Michonne while it’s on Xbox Game Pass and you’ll come out of the experience just over three hours later with 21 easy achievements worth 1,000 points. You can’t get much better than that.

Read our review of The Walking Dead: Michonne

11. What Remains of Edith Finch

What Remains of Edith Finch

  • Time to 1000G: 3-4 hours
  • No missable achievements

One of the best story-driven games available, What Remains of Edith Finch is a must-play, especially if you’re looking for some of the easiest achievements on Xbox Game Pass.

What Remains of Edith Finch has just 10 achievements, and most of them are for performing certain actions as you play through its story. Honestly, you should do just that the first time you play it; go along for the ride and simply enjoy the story. Once you’ve completed it, you can easily use story select to go back and sweep up any achievements that you missed.

No matter how you approach it, you should have all of What Remains of Edith Finch‘s achievements in less than four hours. Though the experience will stick with you for long after.

Read our review of What Remains of Edith Finch

12. Pikuniku

PIkuniku 3 (1)

  • Time to 1000G: 4-5 hours
  • Some missable achievements

If you like weird games, you’ll love Pikuniku. This colourful 2D adventure is simply joyous, and you’ll struggle to wipe the grin off your face as you make your way through its bizarre world.

Laden with puzzles, if you don’t have your head screwed on Pikuniku could drive you up the wall. If things click for you though, you’ll be raking in the easy achievements left, right and centre. If you want to get all of Pikuniku‘s achievements in the shortest amount of time, however, use a guide. That way, you’ll be done in about five hours. Not bad, eh?

Read our review of Pikuniku

13. Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice


  • Time to 1000G: 8 hours
  • 1 missable achievement

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is one of the best games on Xbox Game Pass, so you definitely should play it. And to sweeten the deal, it has plenty of easy achievements for you to pick up.

There are no difficulty-related achievements in Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, so play through it on easy if you like. All but one of its achievements are story-related, so you can’t miss them. For the last, missable achievement (Stories from the North), you need to locate all of the Lorestones in the game. Chances are you’ll find most of them as you play, but if you want to make sure you get them all, perhaps follow a guide.

All in all, you’ll get 90% or 100% of Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice‘s achievements in about eight hours. And you’ll love every minute of it.

Read our review of Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice