My reasonable gaming plan for the next few months

Extra Life 2019 is around the corner, my goal for the event is to hit 250,000 Gamerscore. Not a huge number by any stretch, as some Xbox gamers have over a million. But it’s a number nonetheless. And it’s bigger than yours.

Currently I’m at 241,770G, and Extra Life takes place on November 2nd, so I still need to get another 8K before then. And then try to magically land on the number “250K” on the day of.

Luckily there’s also lots of games coming out still, before the end of the year. So I have to think this through strategically.

Presently I’m wrapping up Shadow of the Tomb Raider, which is my primary single-player game. I’ve been clearing some of the DLC stuff before wrapping the story campaign (because I find that if I finish the story, the chances of me going back in to complete extra stuff is unlikely , so this way I’m still in the game, but its not done yet). I should have this done by the weekend. (You’ve probably seen the in-game screen shots)

Gears 5 releases officially today. So I’ll start playing that campaign with Wayne this week. He’s gf free all week, and we both have Wednesday off. Should be fun.

After I finish Tomb Raider, I’m wanting to try something different, so I’ll be playing Celeste, which is a side-scrolling platformer indie darling that won game of the year. That’s only like 8-10 hours, right?

Remedy’s Control came out last week? I don’t know when I’ll have the time to pick this up and play it. Likely during a slow period. Not this year.

Also in September comes Borderlands 3 which I’ll be playing in Co-op with Patrick, and the next expansion for Destiny 2. On second thought, I’ll likely wait for a sale on the Destiny 2 expansion.

In October, Ghost Recon Breakpoint releases. This I’ll be playing in Co-op with Wayne, but considering I’m still waiting for him to get on The Division 2, not sure when / if we’ll get to this one.


This is starting to sound like a list of all the games I WONT be playing for the next few months. That’s not helping my gamerscore.

In October is the release of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order by Respawn (Creators of Titan Fall). I think after I wrap Celeste, this will be my next big single-player game. I could hold off on this and play through something in my backlog of games (we all know I have a few – Assassins Creed: Odyssey, PREY, and Wolfenstein Youngblood). I do have to be conscious of my game budget now, what with Cillian in daycare. But if I hold off on games, they just get added to the backlog, and its a never ending cycle.

Now this is a moot point, and not Extra-Life or achievement goal related, but wrapping up the year in November is Death Stranding, Need for Speed: Heat, and possibly Doom Eternal. Death Stranding is a for sure as I do like me my Kojima games, and this is his first since being ousted from Konami. I’ll have to clean my slate for that. Need for Speed Heat… since it’s an EA game, I’ll likely wait for a steep discount or for it to be free in the EA Vault. Doom Eternal, I will wait on. It took me 3 years to beat the 2016 edition (not that it was bad), and from the gameplay videos I’ve seen, I haven’t liked the changes they’ve made to the sequel. Maybe I’ll wait on Doom Eternal, find out if the changes are that bad, or if I’m just being picky.

Now hopefully I can play enough games to unlock 8K worth of achievements before November 2nd.