Say that I'm playing a game that's available on both systems (Mass Effect for example). Will my in game achievements be tracked on both?


The only service that I know that is able to track achievements from different platforms (Steam, XBox Live and Playstation Network) is Raptr.

It tracks also the games (any game not only those you have in Steam) your are playing on PC.


You will only get the achievements on whatever system you bought the game for. So, if you got the XBox version of Mass Effect, you will get XBox Live achievements. If you play Games for Windows Live version, you will get GfW Live achievements. If you get the game from Steam... you get the idea.

Fun fact: if you want to boost your Microsoft gamerpoint score, you can play the same game on the XBox and on the PC if it has a GfW Live hook-up and double-up on the achievements.

  • That sounds fair. You do the work twice, you get the achievements twice Jul 8 '11 at 20:17
  • @blueberryfields Oh yeah, it makes sense.
    – Adam Lear
    Jul 8 '11 at 20:20
  • I'm confused as to why I have to repurchase my games on different systems. I already have a license for the game and even have it installed. Aren't steam and Games for Windows Live just overlays on the game?
    – Daniel
    Jan 16 '12 at 19:01
  • @Daniel Hmm? The game may be the same, but achievement systems are different and are tracked separately. Different distribution services might also integrate the games differently. I'm not sure if you'd have to rebuy the game or not if it's available both on GfW and Steam. It might depend on the game.
    – Adam Lear
    Jan 16 '12 at 19:10

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