In Steam, some of the Showcases show the Avg. Game Completion Rate. This takes into account the percentage of achievements you have in average of all your games.

Is there any way to make it not count some games? Sometimes you install games (specially free ones) and find them quite boring and stop playing them. It feels a bit annoying to see a low average due to them.

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    I doubt many people consider the Avg. Game Completion Rate all that meaningful. It's not like Xbox's Gamerscore or anything. People are more likely to be impressed by hard to get achievements, particularly for games they've played. But you should also consider the fact that very few people are ever likely to view your profile on Steam.
    – user86571
    Jun 21 '15 at 18:43

According to user Lorean at Steam Community:

A quite late response, but I keep a spreadsheet to track my achievements and I just tested this. with some functions. Dividing completed achievements vs total achievements gives me 40%. Calculating the average of each individual game's achievement completion % gives a result of 52.11% which would match with my profile's average completion rate of 52%.

And furthermore, to answer your question. User Canti in the same thread:

Games that have no achievements are not factored in at all.

Likewise, games you have not earned any achievements in are also not counted. Only when you get 1 achievement will the game start to count it towards your average.

So games without any completed achievements do not count towards the Avg. Game Completion Rate.

More examples are given in the same thread. Here is user Boys Dont Cry:

I can confirm it's the average completion of all games played with achievements. Games with 0 ach. doesn't count But F2P and demo not any longer available like Call of Duty: Black Ops - Multier (I got 2 out of 3) is included in the total and the completion Rate

For games there I have at least 1 achievement: I have 1428 of max 2270 => 63% but average of percentage for each game => 68% same as on my profile page

  • Thanks for your answer. Even though I was wondering is thare any way to make games with some completed achievements, but that you have no longer installed and don't expect to ever play again don't count.
    – Masclins
    Jun 21 '15 at 16:49
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    @AlbertMasclans I don't think so. That would also not be very fair, because it isn't your real average completion rate anymore, just for games you think are eligible. I think that the way Steam handles it now, without counting games without achievements (so not played, or played for just mere minutes), is as fair as it gets.
    – Mathias711
    Jun 21 '15 at 16:53

Unfortunately - no. There is no way to remove the "ghost" of achievements affecting your AGC ratio on Steam. Using some kind of unlock/relocker tool to wipe a game's achievements will actually only harm your AGC because if you have ever had 1 achievement in a game, it will forever affect your AGC and by taking yourself to 0%, you have only lowered it. Valve will not wipe/clear achievements for you if you contact them via support. Games where the DEVELOPER chooses to remove some or all achievements will properly update their affect on your AGC, however.

All of this confirmed via the complex stats on the https://completionist.me tracker and through extensive testing by the 100Pals official Steam achievement hunting community: https://www.discord.me/100Pals


There's no legitimate method that you can use however there are third party tools available that you can use to re-lock achievements. So you can set the earned achievements for any given game to zero but I'm unsure how long/or if this will effect the showcase in question.

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    Isn't using a third party tool to edit your achievements against Steam's T&Cs?
    – shanodin
    Jul 27 '15 at 13:36
  • I'm honestly unsure whether or not its specifically mentioned which is partly why I neither named nor linked any of the options. It may not be an option they want to pursue but it is there. If people just answer that it's not possible then they aren't correct. I however have answered the question, noting that it is on fact possible. It's then on the user to do what they will with that information. Jul 27 '15 at 14:01

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