The use of achievements in digital games has become an industry standard on major networked gaming platforms, such as PlayStation Network, X-Box Live, and Steam. The targeted game is NieR: Automata an action role-playing game with a science-fiction theme. The game was selected because it has a uniquely reflexive use of in-game achievements, which sheds light on achievements more generally. NieR: Automata, developed by PlatinumGames and published by Square Enix, was released in 2017 for PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Windows. It is an action role-playing game set in a dystopic; players are offered the choice between two combat androids to use as avatars. The platform chosen to explore NieR: Automata was Steam, which is the leading personal computer gaming media hub in digital entertainment with over 100 million active accounts. Developed by Valve Corporation and released in 2003, it provides several features, from digital purchase and social networking to editing tools and in-game achievements.