October 7th 2011 9:59 am PT

Download the ‘Achievement Unlocked’ sound

I posted this some time ago, but when I moved my blog earlier this year, a few things got lost in the shuffle..namely the post that pointed to this file.  So back by popular demand…the sound that has been heard multiple millions of times around the world of as Xbox 360 Gamers run up their Gamerscore: The Achievement Unlocked sound. These audio files were created directly from the master file – so they don’t get any better than this.

Right click and choose ‘Save as’ (or something similar) to save this to your local computer. Grab the flavor that suits you the best (I have posted two versions of the same file.)

Achievement Unlocked sound (MP3)

Achievement Unlocked sound (ZIP file with iPhone ring format)

I know that you’ll use it for a ring tone, but what are some of the other creative ways do you plan to use this?

This is for non-commercial, personal use only

Audio, Xbox 360 By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • http://www.facebook.com/trekx trekx

    Hey wheres the Windows Phone 7 ring tone?

    • http://www.facebook.com/aronmayo Aron Mayo

      right there. You can use any mp3 under 1mb and 39 sec as a ringtone for WP7 (Mango)

  • http://twitter.com/Joel_Koh Joel_Koh

    Is it weird that I keep replaying this sound and it makes me happy?

  • Shaun Woolf

    So, sorry to burst someones bubble, but as far as I can tell, there is no way to use this sound as a custom alert tone on WP7. You can use it as a ringtone, but who wants to do that? I think Major Nelson should talk to the guys upstairs. It really shouldn’t be that difficult to fix that.

    • Cory Kielion

      You…can’t set an MP3 as your ring tone in WMP7?

      Pft… No wonder why no one likes Windows Mobile. LOL!

      • Ronnie Taylor

        You can set an MP3 as your ringtone, it has to fall under a few restrictions (file size, length etc). You can only set custom Ringtones for calls, you can not use it as an alert for messages, emails or anything else the phone might chime for except calls.

      • Shaun Woolf

        You CAN use it as a ringtone, but it would be a pretty lame ringtone, wouldn’t it? My complaint is about alert tones (email/text/im). For now, you can’t set custom alert tones. For the record, though, if people use this as an excuse to not like WP7, there’s something wrong with them. WP7 is on par with every other smart phone out there since the 7.5 update. I absolutely love my WP7.

    • http://www.facebook.com/CDebley Charlie Debley

      if u have windows phone 7.5 open it in zune and set the genre as ringtone :)

      • Shaun Woolf

        I love how nobody reads. I know you can set it as a ring tone. I know how to do that. No such functionality is available for the alert tones, however.

  • http://twitter.com/Darkon_X Peter Nonya

    “I know that you’ll use it for a ring tone, but what are some of the other creative ways do you plan to use this?”No I don’t want it as a ringtone, I want it as an alert (IE when I get a new text message) on my windows phone 7.  After that mango update you can only use it as a custom ringtone, but that’s it, nothing more.  How weak!

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  • Anonymous

    I was looking forward to making this my SMS/Email tone, but then I discovered I can’t.

    Massive disappointment for WP7’s notifications. When they said they were adding custom tones with Mango I expected custom SMS/Email tones, individual ringtones of any length picked from my music list with a simple press+select option.

    Thanks for the tone, but it’s pretty much useless to Microsoft customers :(

    • http://twitter.com/boeboelord Boe2

      No matter how tempting Windows Phone 7 looks, it’s this sort of stuff that makes me stick to android. If I could tolerate these sort of lock-ins, I would have bought an apple years ago.

      • Anonymous

        The problem with Android is it’s spying, adware, grotty performance and incessant Google-infestation.  Trying to get the Google out of Android is almost impossible (yes I know Android is Google-made, but many of us find Google to be a distasteful, disgusting company).

        • http://twitter.com/boeboelord Boe2

          The problem with Windows phone 7 is it’s spying, adware, grotty performance and incessant Microsoft-infestation. Trying to get the Microsoft out of WP7 is almost impossible (yes I know WP7 is Microsoft-made, but many of us find
          to be a distasteful, disgusting company).

          See what I did there? I can make one for Apple too if you like :p

    • http://www.facebook.com/GeminiAce Rane Pollock

      You just have to load it into your Zune software and make the genre Ringtone. Sync and done.

      • Anonymous

        Not true.  That only allows short up to 39-second ringtones in MP3 or WMA format.  There is no functionality for SMS/Email tones, let alone for individual users, in Mango.  It’s pretty darn pathetic, to be honest.  I love WP7, but this has been a major no-no for me, and it’s an instant turn-off for most of the people I know who have shown interest in a WP7 phone.  Customisation is the most important aspect of anyone’s personal communication, PIM and lifestyle device.

        • Isaac Huerta

          ^ you are half right. no we cant change the tones of incoming messages, but you can add personal ringtones to any amount of individuals in your contact list. i love my wp7 and mango is awesome

  • http://twitter.com/passthemstickss Mikey

    Why am I so irrationally happy right now?

  • http://twitter.com/Xuijing Reimar

    Ive had this sound since 2 years or so via Cydia.

  • http://twitter.com/AndrewShayKelly Andrew Kelly

    This is great,now could you bring back the Claptrap sounds please?

  • Anonymous

    I was playing this and wondering when that FREE Gears of War 3 DLC was coming out, seeing as they put it on the disc already.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=517655182 Katie Victoria Braund

    I opened it in iTunes and played it on loop. INFINITE ACHIEVEMENTS.

  • http://nerocrux.org/ nerocrux

    I love this. Thank you!

  • http://twitter.com/Carlitos_SZ Carlos Sanchez Z.® ✔

    please can you update the LOGIN XBOX Live SOUND, i wanna be put in on my SMS sounds :)

  • http://twitter.com/realemotionx realemotionx

    Sadly enough we cant use this as a Alert Ring tone in Windows Phone. Tsktsktsk

    • http://twitter.com/netfest netfest

      neither can we iphone user set it as a message tone , so its useless by now -_-

      • http://twitter.com/psycrosis Kyle Spooner

        NOT ANYMORE!!!!!!!

        iOS 5 is GOD NOW!!!!

        (is it sad we get excited for sometihng that should have been there in the beginning?)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gustavo-Antonio-Ribeiro-Sanches/100002481053319 Gustavo Antonio Ribeiro Sanche

    $????rua bairro cidade telefone 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gustavo-Antonio-Ribeiro-Sanches/100002481053319 Gustavo Antonio Ribeiro Sanche