- Estimated achievement difficulty:2/10
- Offline: 10 [1000]
- Online: 0
- Approximate amount of time to 1000: 30 minutes - 2+ hours
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 3+
- Missable achievements: 9
- Does difficulty affect achievements: N/A
- Unobtainable/glitched achievements: N/A
- Extra equipment needed: No

Gone Home is a first-person interactive storytelling adventure video game known as one of the first ever "walking simulators". The games place in 1995 as players explore a house in Portland, Oregon. The game originally released on the PC in August 2013 but has since seen a console version debuting on January 12, 2016.

The game will require multiple playthroughs but a playthrough can last anywhere from an hour to only a few minutes. Overall, this is one of the easiest completions available on the Xbox One and is a game worth experiencing at face value at least once.

If you don't want to read too much text, or get too confused with the order of unlocks, visit this YouTube playlist and follow all five videos to unlock all the achievements available.

Step 0: Enjoy the game you purchased; normal playthrough
This is an optional step, but if you've paid full price and never played Gone Home before, I recommend playing it through and just experiencing it for what it is. A blind playthrough of the game will take anywhere between 45-75+ minutes.

Step 1: Speedrun
Complete the game in under 1 minute to unlock "Homerunner".

Step 2: 100% Speedrun
Complete the game collecting all 24 journal entries, doing so under 10 minutes to unlock "Letters to Katie", "Meow Meow Meow" and "Speedreader".

Step 3: Miscellaneous Achievements
At this point you'll need to mop-up some of the secret achievements, so start a new game and go for "Nesting Instinct", "This Old House", "Intuitive" and "Wet Bandit".

Step 4: Commentary Nodes
The last step is to start the game with developer commentary on and interact with all the commentary nodes to obtain "Behind the Scenes".

[XBA would like to thank Maka for this Roadmap]

Gone Home: Console Edition Achievement Guide

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There are 10 achievements with a total of 1000 points

  • Complete the game.

    View "Homerunner".

  • Complete the game having found all 23 of Sam's journal entries.

    View "Speedreader".

  • Complete the game in less than 1 minute with no Modifiers enabled.

    To do this, you must do only a few necessary tasks to complete the story. Skip the intro. From the start, grab the key under the duck in the drawer to enter the house. Go into the secret room to the right of the stairs to get the attic key. Go upstairs, open the attic, go up and interact with the book at the end of the attic. There isn't very much room for error, so this may take a few tries. View this video for a better look at a quick path:

  • Complete the game having found all 24 journal entries, without Modifiers, in less than 10 minutes.

    You must start a "New Game" and then pick up all 24 journals (including the secret one) and complete the game in under 10 minutes.

    There are many ways to go about this, but for simplicity, the optimized path is shown below:

    Before interacting with the book at the end you can view your journal using to ensure that you have all 24 entries.

  • Activate all Commentary Nodes with the Developer Commentary Modifier enabled.

    There are A LOT of commentary nodes scattered around the home. For the easiest time, start a new game then go into modifiers and select:

    • All Lights Start On
    • Unlock All Doors
    • Enable Commentary

    You will need to trigger all of the commentary nodes at least once. Interacting with a node will cause it to start and it will immediately count indicated by the "light" going out in the node.

    There are a lot of very well hidden nodes, so I recommend that you follow along with this video to make sure that you don't miss any:

    If you do miss some and want to take a break, you can "finish" the game and then select "Resume" from the main menu at any time to continue and not lose progress. If you don't want to use the video, the best method is to go around the house in a organized manner, room by room, clearing out every node you come across ending of in the attic.


Secret achievements

  • Find Mitten's secret diary.

    It is recommended that you complete this during your "Speedreader" achievement.

    The secret diary is obtained by going to the garage and then using the milk carton to knock the purple ball off the ceiling beams. Now carry the ball back to Sam's room and shoot it through the small basketball hoop on the door. Once you score, the achievement unlocks.

  • Return Christmas Duck to his rightful place.

    You must take the Christmas duck found at the very beginning of the game (in the cabinet on the porch) into the attic. This can be done in a speedrun or you can go back before completion to do so. As you go up into the attic, turn left to find a small next and put the Christmas duck inside to obtain this achievement.

  • Turn on every faucet in the house at once.

    There are a total of 8 faucets in the game as follows:

    • Foyer Washroom
    • Washroom Across Sam's Room (1 x sink, 1 x bathtub)
    • Parent's Bedroom (2 x sink, 1 x bathtub)
    • Washroom nearest laundry & greenhouse
    • Laundry Room
  • Guess the combination to Oscar's safe before finding the code.

    The safe can be found in the basement bathroom tucked away in a corner. The code for the safe is 1963. You must enter this code without having found the document that shows it.

    View "Nesting Instinct" solution for video guide.

  • Open the secret bookshelf in the guest room from the outside.

    The guest room is located on the second floor, and is the second closest door to the attic. It is a small room filled with cardboard boxes. You can identify the rooms by viewing the map by pressing . Once inside the guest room, go to the back of the room, open the closet, peek inside and look at the ceiling. You should spot a small white button which you will need to press to open a secret door and unlock the achievement.

    View "Nesting Instinct" solution for video guide.

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