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Don't Read The Marvel's Avengers Achievement List

You're probably already familiar with the story of the Avengers, but the upcoming game from developer Crystal Dynamics involves a different tale about the characters you know and love. Rather than remaking the movies, Marvel's Avengers involves an alternate, but still super, story. That plot has been largely leaked thanks to trophy aggregate site Exophase digging up the achievement list. Don't read if you don't want spoilers.


While most of the achievements have punny titles like "Back in Business" and "Team Player," which could mean anything, others reveal outright spoilers. There's a whole lot of achievements involving AIM, or Advanced Idea Mechanics. In the film, this is the research and development company founded by Aldrich Killian, who was our main baddie in Iron Man 3. The comics, however, tell a very different story about AIM. This is the plot that Marvel's Avengers seems to be working off of.

Seriously, read no further if you don't want spoilers.

What does the achievement list tell us?

The achievement list suggests that AIM is to blame for the A-Day disaster we learned about from the reveal trailer. Captain America might be dead... but he doesn't have to stay that way. They have the power of science, after all, and in the Marvel universe science can do just about anything. It's very, very telling that one of the last achievements asks players to rescue Captain America.


Basically, it appears as if the ending plays out as any good old superhero team up flick should: the OG Avengers reunite and take on the big bad. The final big battle allegedly involves the Kree — yes, the aliens that Captain Marvel used to hang out with — and MODOK. MODOK is AIM's greatest creation yet: the Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing. Yeah, that doesn't sound too friendly.

Using the listed achievements as a guide, you can practically map out the whole of the plot. It reveals previously unmentioned characters, like the Inhumans, and outright spoils the big finale fight with MODOK. This is why we're guessing that Crystal Dynamics would have liked for this list to stay secret until closer to the game's new September release date


Marvel's Avengers releases on Sept. 4 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Until then, fans who want a spoiler-free experience will have to avoid this achievement list.