Something went wrong. Try again later

    Non-Five Achievements

    Concept »

    While most games feature achievements with gamerscore values in multiples of five, not all games do so.

    Short summary describing this concept.

    Non-Five Achievements last edited by bobafettjm on 04/21/20 01:21PM View full history


    Some games feature achievements that give gamerscore in values not ending in 5 or 0, which can lead to an odd gamerscore total. Some players find the resulting gamerscore frustrating. Since its can indicated a incomplete achievement collection.

    Developers may use odd gamerscore values to hint at a false ending, like in Borderlands DLC The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned, to fit in extra achievements, or to incentivize further game play by providing an odd point achievement early on with the corresponding achievement that sums to a multiple of 5 far later in the game. Perhaps as a reference to the stereotypically obsessive behavior of those who fret about the ending of their Gamerscore, some of these late-game odd achievements require collecting a certain number of unlockables or hidden items.

    Not to be confused with zero point achievements.


    This edit will also create new pages on Giant Bomb for:

    Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

    Comment and Save

    Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Giant Bomb users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.