An Achievement is a reward given to players when they accomplish certain gaming feats decided by the developer in videogames published for Games for Windows Live and the Xbox 360 and the Xbox One consoles. Since the launch of the Xbox 360, it has been a mandatory requirement by Microsoft that all videogames published on the console (including 360 versions of multiplatform games) feature Achievements.
Most Achievements also award the player Gamerpoints that count towards a gamer's total Gamerscore. These points, while not redeemable, are intended to serve as a tangible form of special rewards for unusual or skilled actions within game play. Most games contain 30-50 Achievements and a total of 1000 Gamerscore, though these numbers can be increased through the release of DLC packs.
On the Xbox 360 and Windows platforms, achievements take the appearance of icons or badges, not unlike the medals which can be found in the Halo games. In contrast to the original small, square achievement icons, Xbox One achievements are represented by large 16x9 images. Rather than icons, these images are often screenshots, concept art, or other related imagery. These images may or may not include additional text, such as the name of the title or a developer logo.
- 1 Halo 2 Vista Achievements
- 2 Halo 3 Achievements
- 3 Halo Wars Achievements
- 4 Halo 3: ODST Achievements
- 5 Halo Waypoint
- 6 Halo: Reach Achievements
- 7 Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Achievements
- 8 Halo 4 Achievements
- 9 Halo: Spartan Assault Achievements
- 10 Halo: The Master Chief Collection Achievements
- 11 Halo: Spartan Strike Achievements
- 12 Halo 5: Guardians Achievements
- 13 Halo 5: Forge Achievements
- 14 Halo Wars: Definitive Edition
- 15 Halo Wars 2
- 16 Sources
- 17 See also
Halo 2 Vista Achievements
- Main article: List of Achievements for Halo 2 Vista
The PC version of Halo 2 was the first Halo game to contain Achievements. Since Halo 2 was released on the original Xbox, the Achievement system had not yet been invented. However, Achievements were added to the release of Halo 2 as a game for Windows.
|Achievements in Halo 2 Vista|
|Campaign||Cairo Station • Outskirts • Metropolis • The Arbiter • Oracle • Delta Halo • Regret • Sacred Icon • Quarantine Zone • Gravemind • Uprising • High Charity • The Great Journey • Warrior • Hero • Legend • King of the Scarab • Silent But Deadly • Demon • Go Ape Shiv|
|Multiplayer||Air Traffic Control • Assassin • Bonecracker • Carjacking • Counterpoint • Decorated Soldier • Double Kill • Flaming Ninja • Hired Gun • Killing Spree • Killtacular • Ninja • Rainman • Running Riot • Roadkill • Skewer Stopper • Sniper Kill • Stick It • Triple Kill • Vigilante • Violent Cartographer|
Halo 3 Achievements
- Main article: List of Achievements for Halo 3
In Halo 3, there are currently 79 Achievements to unlock, worth a total of 1,750 Gamerscore. Halo 3 was originally released with 49 Achievements, worth the standard 1,000 Gamerscore, but an additional 30 were added dealing with new downloadable content, four of which were part of the Road to Recon challenge. The completion of these achievements, called the Vidmasters, plus the last three in Halo 3: ODST would unlock the Recon armor for player models in multiplayer. Various achievements unlock armor permutations.
Halo Wars Achievements
- Main article: List of Achievements for Halo Wars
Halo 3: ODST Achievements
- Main article: List of Achievements for Halo 3: ODST
All Achievements in Halo 3: ODST are listed below. Unlike the Achievements from Halo 3, the actions required by several Achievements in ODST must be completed on specific levels in order to count. For example, the I Like Fire Achievement can only be unlocked on the Data Hive level. There are three Vidmaster challenges to complete in this game, and if these three achievements and the remaining four in Halo 3 are completed, the Recon armor is unlocked for player models in multiplayer.
It is worth noting that Halo Waypoint has no achievements in and of itself. This is likely due to the fact that because Waypoint contains no original gameplay, any Achievements granted by it would just be rewarding players again for accomplishments they had already completed. Waypoint instead has Avatar Awards, achievable and viewable simply by accessing Waypoint after carrying out certain tasks in the various Halo games.
Halo: Reach Achievements
- Main article: List of Achievements for Halo: Reach
In Halo: Reach, there are 69 achievements worth 1700 Gamerscore in total. Like Halo 3, there were originally 49 achievements and 1000 Gamerscore before the release of the Noble Map Pack and Defiant Map Pack, which added 10 achievements and 400 gamerpoints to the list. An additional three achievements were released for the Defiant Map Pack alongside the release of the Anniversary Map Pack which also included another seven achievements, for a final 300 gamerscore. Achievements in Halo: Reach also earn the player credits in the game.
Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Achievements
In Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, there are 44 achievements worth 1000 Gamerscore in total.
Halo 4 Achievements
- Main article: List of Achievements for Halo 4
In Halo 4, there are 86 achievements worth 2000 Gamerscore in total. Like Halo 3 and Halo: Reach, there were originally 49 achievements and 1000 Gamerscore before the release of the Crimson Map Pack, which added 8 achievements and 250 Gamerpoints to the list. 19 additional achievements and 500 Gamerpoints were released along the Majestic Map Pack and Castle Map Pack. The Champions Bundle included 10 achievements and 250 Gamerpoints, giving Halo 4 both the greatest number of achievements and highest Gamerscore of any Halo title.
Halo: Spartan Assault Achievements
- Main article: List of Achievements for Halo: Spartan Assault
In Halo: Spartan Assault, there are 20 achievements worth 200 Gamerscore for Windows Phone and Windows 8, 28 achievements and 400 Gamerscore for Xbox 360, and 30 achievements and 1000 Gamerscore for Xbox One.
|Achievements in Halo: Spartan Assault|
|Campaign||Overrun • Switched On • Switched Off • Evacuated • Terminated|
|Level-specific||Escort Service • Nowhere to Hide • Never Knew What Hit Them • Brute Force • Foot Soldier|
|Stars||Recruit • Prodigy • 117 • Distinguished Service|
|Challenges||Weapon of Choice • Powered by MJOLNIR • Skull Combo • Vidmaster Challenge • Extra Credit • Pension Plan|
|Title Update||Archeology • Silvertip • Tour of Duty • Vidmaster Challenge 2.0 • A for Effort|
|Xbox 360 and Xbox One||Dynamic Duo • Extermination • Flooded • Overachiever • The Company of Strangers|
|Xbox One Exclusive||The Enemy of my Friend • Immune|
Halo: The Master Chief Collection Achievements
Halo: Spartan Strike Achievements
- Main article: List of Achievements for Halo: Spartan Strike
|Achievements in Halo: Spartan Strike|
|Campaign||Welcome to New Mombasa • Homing In • Ready for Departure • Home Sweet Home • No Loose Ends|
|Level-specific||I Am Your Shield • Not a Scratch • Night Knight • Beam Dance • Mine Sweeper|
|Stars||Experienced • Battle Hardened|
|Challenges||Big Spender • GEN2 • Thorough|
|Vidmaster Challenges||Vidmaster Challenge A • Vidmaster Challenge B • Vidmaster Challenge C • Vidmaster Challenge D • Vidmaster Challenge E|
Halo 5: Guardians Achievements
- Main article: List of Achievements for Halo 5: Guardians
|Achievements in Halo 5: Guardians|
|Campaign||Into the Fire • Argent Moon • Glasslands • Roots of the Earth • Stolen Gauntlet • Escape • Together Again • Swords • Old Bones • Breakthrough • Stormbound • Civil War • Reclamation • A New Dawn • Sentinels • Legacy • Heroes Rise • Forging a Legend • Lone Wolf • My Rules • Conspiracy Theory • Hunt the Truth • Gravedigger • Gravelord|
|Co-op||One for All • All for One • On My Mark • Maverick • Preying Mantis|
|Level-specific||Your Team is Your Weapon • Enemy of my Enemy • I Thought I'd Lost You • Going the Distance • Shoot from the Hip • Waiting on You • Savior • Fire Drill • Take a Hike • No Witnesses • No Knock Raid • Kraken Lackin' • Emergency Boarding Procedures • Death from Above • Worms Don't Surf • Tank Still Beats Everything • Rolling Thunder • Harbinger • Prison Break • Icy Cool • Double Stuff|
|Multiplayer||Cry Havoc • Top of the Food Chain • Warlord • Castle Crasher • Off to the Races • Flag Monger • Spartan Decimation • Valor Recognized • Your Style • Raise Your Banner • Make Your Mark • Gamemaster • Benchwarmer|
|Requisition||Bringing in the Big Guns • Go for the Gold|
Halo 5: Forge Achievements
- Main article: List of Achievements for Halo 5: Forge
In Halo 5: Forge, there are a total of 22 achievements worth 1000 gamerpoints.
Halo Wars: Definitive Edition
- Main article: List of Achievements for Halo Wars: Definitive Edition
In Halo Wars: Definitive Edition, there are a total of 75 achievements worth 1500 Gamerpoints.
Halo Wars 2
- Main article: List of Achievements for Halo Wars 2
In Halo Wars 2, there are a total of 60 achievements worth 1000 Gamerpoints.
|Achievements in Halo Wars 2|
|Campaign||A history of decimation • A little bit extra • A lot extra • Alas, Poor Yorick (Halo Wars 2 achievement) • All travel is suspended • And the knockout punch • Behind enemy lines • Collecting a dream • Dominated • Fifth Floor: Tools, Guns, Super Weapons • Gold rush • Guerrilla tactics • Just the facts • Know the ropes • Last stop, this town • Learn the ropes • Lone Wolf (Halo Wars 2 achievement) • Morbid curiosities • Palmer's Pure Gold • Sentinel size matters • Some light reading • Stirring the pot • Surviving the long war • The full story • The hard fight • The setup... • The war is over • Wake up|
|Co-Op Campaign||Comrades in Arms • Two heads are better than one|
|Multiplayer||A strong showing for the week • All or nothing • Ante-up • Big spender • Card shark • Duellist • Firefighter • First steps • Flyswatter • Full house • It just keeps going • Jackpot • Making the most of the day • Meat grinder • Natural intelligence • On fire • Overkill (Halo Wars 2 achievement) • Paint it red • Short-term commitment • Space healer • Spare change • Stacked the chips • The rank and file • The Scrappy Six • The tribe • Trash compactor • Two heads are better than none • You've got a case of the Birley|
|Forge DLC Achievements||Bear necessities • Heroes never die • Man-to-Freak Communication|
|Kinsano DLC||I don't want to set the world on fire • The roof is on fire • Twisted Firestarter|
|Colony DLC||Hunter/Hunted • Turrets Everywhere • Two minds are better than one|
|Sgt. Johnson DLC||Am I right, Marines? • For a brick, he flew pretty good! • I don't do bits and pieces|
|Icons of War DLC||Alpha and Omega • And my shadow • None shall escape • Time and place • Trials of the Arbiter • You've been busy|
|Operation: Spearbreaker||Send in the Experts • Spear: Broken • Vidmaster Challenge: 100 drops • Vidmaster Challenge: No fly zone • We go Feet First|
|Serina DLC||Freeze! • Insult upon injury • Nothing too difficult, then?|
|Yapyap The Destroyer DLC||Piggyback! • That sweet smell of home • You met me on Reach!|
|Awakening the Nightmare||Again with the Tentacles • Awake • Banished Prowess • Before This Gets Out of Hand • Clean up your mess • Have You Tried Rebooting • Hidden Power • Hold the Line(s) • Nimble, for a Big Fella • Serving a New Master • Smash! • Tapped • The Ancient Enemy • The Brute Side • The Wave Breaks • We Got This|
|Pavium and Voridus DLC||Cataclysmic • Marked for Death • Revel in Destruction • Spreading Darkness • The Long Game • Unbreakable|
|Terminus Firefight||Barricade • Fortress • Garrison • High Maintenance • Ka-Ching! • Outflood the Flood • Pristine • Survivor (achievement) • Terminus Defender • Terminus MVPs • Terminus Tactician • Terminus Teamwork • Turret Farmer • Walled In • Watch my Six|
|Secret Achievements||The hand that feeds|
- ^ Xbox.com: Xbox One achievements and challenges
- ^ Xbox Achievements: Halo Wars Achievements
- ^ Bungie Weekly Update: Bungie Weekly Update: 03.26.10
- ^ IGN: Achievements - Halo: The Master Chief Collection
- ^ GameSpot: Halo: The Master Chief Collection Is an Achievement Hunter's Dream
- ^ Xbox Achievements - Halo: Spartan Strike
- ^ Halo Waypoint: Achievements Revealed