20 best Xbox games of 2016 for achievement hunters
Abzu is a beautiful adventure that takes place in a colourful underwater setting. It isn’t a walking simulator but swimming simulator, with a linear path through different areas like in Dear Esther. This doesn’t get in the way of being able to explore however.
There are 12 achievements for you to get over an estimated 2-4 hours. Some will have you making a specific movement like leaping out of the ocean, while others are based around finding collectibles.
Coffin Dodgers is a simple arcade racing game in a similar vein to Mario Kart and Sonic & All Stars Racing. You and other retirees are put against each other in races by the Grim Reaper, with the lowest ranked racers after three rounds meeting their demise.
It takes around 3 hours to get all achievements in this game, although one or two will be easier to obtain with two controllers. An easy evening of playtime nevertheless.
Cubot: The Complexity of Simplicity is a minimal puzzle game that has you moving coloured blocks to matching tiles. The further into the game the more complex the puzzles become, and you will be given more cubes that all move at the same time.
The game is one of the easiest to get 1000G in since Avatar: The Burning Earth, which was famous for it being possible to get all achievements within 10 minutes. With a guide it shouldn’t take you longer than an hour, and for $1.99 it is cheap too.
We mentioned Dear Esther earlier when talking about Abzu. Well originally released in 2012 after originally being a mod, in 2016 it made its way onto the Xbox One. You will walk across an uninhabited island following a story told by triggered voiceovers and the environment.
Many of the achievements in Dear Esther involve finding a few collectibles and hitting every single voiceover point. It also requires a second playthrough with director’s commentary, which gives you more of an insight to the game.
Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour
You will have heard of Duke Nukem somewhere, whether in terms of the overall series or the no-so-stellar Duke Nukem Forever. Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour is a re-release of the original 1996 game on the Xbox One, PlayStation and PC.
The first person shooter can be completed within around three hours if you use the cheat codes in the game (eg. God Mode, No Clip), and since they don’t stop you from unlocking achievements it will make completion even quicker.