Easy (and fun) Steam S-Ranks?

#1 Posted by Wuddel (2099 posts) -

I wanted to go a bit into the S-Rank game here. I do not have a Xbox anymore. So what games have easy S-Ranks on Steam?

#2 Posted by ckeats (489 posts) -

Bastion was an Easy S-Rank on 360, I'd say it's just as easy on Steam. Looks like it has one extra achievement.

#3 Posted by rmanthorp (4043 posts) -

Portal 1 and 2 are quite easy S-Ranks in my eyes.

Magicka was a bit tough but very possible.

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#4 Posted by owack6 (221 posts) -

Lara croft and the guardian of light is my only s-rank on steam and its pretty easy especially with a partner

#5 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5152 posts) -

I think Bastion should be pretty easy, although you can also try Team Fortress 2 it only has 379 achievements.

#6 Posted by MaFoLu (1859 posts) -

Team Fortress 2, just 382 achievements!

Portal is pretty easy, except for the challenge room ones, but still perfectly manageable.

#7 Posted by Chet_Rippo (237 posts) -

Bastion. Beating the game will net you most of the achievements anyway, and the rest are not too difficult. Plus it's an incredibly fun game.

#8 Posted by valrog (3671 posts) -

Are you guys serious when saying Team Fortress 2?

#9 Posted by scarace360 (4828 posts) -
@valrog said:
Are you guys serious when saying Team Fortress 2?
Yup.
#10 Posted by Animasta (14718 posts) -

if you have black ops, they separate the multiplayer and the singleplayer in steam, including the achievements; there's only 3 MP achievements.

#11 Posted by Shuborno (938 posts) -

I S-ranked the second Penny Arcade game and had a great time doing it.

#12 Posted by Shuborno (938 posts) -

@MaFoLu said:

Portal is pretty easy, except for the challenge room ones, but still perfectly manageable.

I gave up on Portal because the challenge room ones are not fun to me. I generally can`t stand timed objectives.

Plus the radios don`t show up in the first playthrough, so it requires two playthroughs - also not necessarily fun if you do it in one shot.

Second game seems do-able and fun - I got all of the single-player achievements, but still need to finish the multiplayer then farm the achievements I didn`t get naturally.

#13 Edited by Fudge91 (200 posts) -

New Vegas (if your into rpg's) isn't hard, just a little time consuming. Sadly with the lonesome road achievements added, iv'e lost my s-rank :(

#14 Posted by Rapid (1386 posts) -

Penny Arcade Adventures was my first Steam S Rank

#15 Posted by MaFoLu (1859 posts) -

@Shuborno said:

@MaFoLu said:

Portal is pretty easy, except for the challenge room ones, but still perfectly manageable.

I gave up on Portal because the challenge room ones are not fun to me. I generally can`t stand timed objectives.

Plus the radios don`t show up in the first playthrough, so it requires two playthroughs - also not necessarily fun if you do it in one shot.

Second game seems do-able and fun - I got all of the single-player achievements, but still need to finish the multiplayer then farm the achievements I didn`t get naturally.

Yea, some of the challenge rooms weren't that fun, damn "least step" challenges...

I also had no problem playing through Portal multiple times since I absolutely love that game, and it isn't that long.

I guess Portal 2 is actually easier, though it isn't all singleplayer which could potentially be an issue.

#16 Posted by Paco (113 posts) -

Half-Life 2 has a pretty easy S-rank. The Lambda Locator achievement might be the only one you need a guide for, especially if you want to get all achievements in one playthrough.

#17 Posted by valrog (3671 posts) -
@scarace360 said:
@valrog said:
Are you guys serious when saying Team Fortress 2?
Yup.
Then I must be missing something vital here. What exactly is an S-Rank?
#18 Posted by admachina (190 posts) -

Puzzle Agent 2 was easy and is a decent game

#19 Posted by Redbullet685 (6065 posts) -

Bastion is an easy S rank, and a fantastic game.

#20 Posted by JoeyRavn (5004 posts) -

My two cents:

  • I'll say Bastion too, but I didn't like the game one bit.
  • Eversion is a good, cheap and easy game to S-Rank.
  • Flight Control HD is a port of the iOS game and it has some challenging Achievements (not landing any aircraft for 3 minutes, for example), but otherwise very straightforward.
  • Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light's only complication may be the time trials, but they are pretty easy to do if you just keep going forward to the exit.
  • Zeno Clash, Metro 2033 and Darksiders are purely single player games that can be S-Ranked quite easily. Darksiders and Zeno Clash in just one playthrough, Metro 2033 in two.
  • Defense Grid: The Awakening is another option if you like tower defense games.
  • The Misadventures of P. B. Winterbottom is a puzzle-platformer game with some mechanics very similar to Braid's, which is also another amazing game. The
  • Mount & Blade series (Warband and With Fire & Sword) have some multiplayer Achievements, but they can be grinded solo in multiplayer with bots. The rest are tied to character progression and you should be able to get them just by playing the game, though you may need to create a couple of different characters, each with their own weapon proficiencies.
#21 Posted by misterhaan (227 posts) -

i have to agree with penny arcade 2; the first one has stuff like play the whole game without dying and defeat the final boss without having to revive which i didn't want to attempt.
 
half-life 2 wasn't necessarily easy but i enjoyed getting them all.  i'm 2 achievements away from s-rank on half-life 2 episode 2 also and will probably finish that after i see what i can manage in episode 1 (which i haven't played since they added achievements to it).  the gnome achievement in episode 2 isn't easy at all but it's just so crazy i enjoyed it anyway.
 
my 3rd s-rank is aquaria, which took a lot of exploring (steam says i played 55 hours, but i'm sure some of that is pause time and also i had to do a lot of stuff over since i did a lot of stuff without saving and then died).  i really liked that game so it fell into the fun s-rank category even if it wasn't quick.  if easy doesn't mean quick to you then i highly recommend it.  i highly recommend it in general though :)

#22 Posted by ectoplasma (983 posts) -

Trine is pretty doable.

#23 Posted by CJFoster (9 posts) -

I found Psychonauts and Costume Quest to be easy to S-Rank and very fun. CQ is also a really quick play, you can do the whole thing in a day. Psychonauts might give you a little trouble with collecting all the figments (I used a guide to point me right to the few I missed my first time through a level) and you'll probably want to look up which between mission events you have to witness for achievements if you only want to play through once. Universe Sandbox is also easy to get, if your willing to take 100 screenshots, turn the game on 10,000 time and get over a year of in-game time.

#24 Posted by Nightriff (5239 posts) -

Walking Dead, just play the game

#25 Posted by CircleNine (381 posts) -

Mark of the Ninja is the only game I've bothered to get an S Rank on. For the No Killing/No Alarm achievement I did the level where you'll need to vent gas into a building just as a tip for a good choice for that one, which was one of the more difficult ones for me.

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